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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-a-Week In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
No. 107 8 Pages
Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
lew Duney Prices nange Up lo $b(J
EA Gets $218,000.00 Loan For Expansion
ices To Aid
lies of New
bership Corp. Has;
In Application !
Sees Little Hope of i
Needs Being Filled
Until Strike Is Settled!
Unbeaten, Untied W. T. H. S. Mountaineer Football Squad
miiiir mat mi
llion Administration had
Liable a loan of $218,000
son linos by the Hay-
labership Electric Corpo-
is received here Friday.
Veterans of Haywood count',
who during a survey this autumn
by J. H. Howell, Jr.. veterans ser
vice officer, showed a need for 1.
463 tons of coal to last them and
their dependents through the win-
requested ! ter, have no prospect for getting
lonl'-s ago lo serve
L had been
711 : this until the coal strike ends.
libers on l.io miles aaai-
, in Transylvania, Jack-
Macon counties, and ln-
I small area south oi High-
Georgia if approval is
fa that slate. The request
i had been approved by
Ia officials and forwarded
litgtim several weeks back,
I approval of the loan was
Id last week in a telegram
1A Administrator Claude
I lo 11. C. Sheffield, raan-
Ihe Haywood co-op.
leffield states that the new
constructed as soon
pais arrive. Building sup-
le been ordered, and part
have been received. How-
I to Ihc nation-wide short-
lectrical equipment, it pos-
1 be spring before work
late contractor will erect
and should be able to
nob within 90 days after
laccording to Mr. Sheffield.
laywood cooperative now
proximately 2,000 mem-
faywood, Buncombe, Tran-
and Jackson counties.
connections are being
ntinually to new users
P persent lines, with about
ps added this year.
I innately planned to reach
rai homes in the area
l services were rnnrliirli.rl
he Garrett Funeral Home
o'clock Su llflav aflnrnnnn
phackston. 61. fnrmwlu a
, Va on ThnrcHav Rev
nsend, pastor of Hip First
f church officiated Rnr.
f Green Hill cemetery.
prers were: Hub Burnette,
Pne'. Charles E. Ray, Jr.,
Alvin Warrt Walter
William Shoolhrerl and
At the conclusion of the survey
on Saturday, Mr. Howell reported
that 276 veterans (with 660 depend
ents) had applied for 1,463 tons of
block and lump coal. From Canton
there were 156 applications, for 866
tons, and from the Waynesville
area 120 veterans applied for 597
This survey had been made on
direction of the Solid Fuels admin
istration .which had intended to
allow 80 per cent of that requested
prior to the coal strike. "However,"
states Mr. Howell, "everybody's
hands are tied now. This allow
ance will probably be cut down
again, and the prospect of any coal
is dependent entirely on a quick
settlement of the strike."
Veterans, he adds, are subject
to the 10-day supply requirement
as well as other consumers.
Meanwhile pressure was being
brought on John L. Lewis and his
miners who had left the soft coal
pits unworked since November 20.
In a Washington court battle, the
judge had granted mine operators
the right to fine individual miners
from $1 to $2 a day for the time
they were on strike.
Idleness was spreading to rail
roads and steel factories and other
coal-dependent industries. More
than 100,000 workers, other than
the striking miners, were laid off
because of the coal shortage, and
this number was expected to grow
to one million before the end of
Going through 1 1 games this fall without being tied or beaten, the Wavnesville Township High School football team rolled up 363 points
with a versatile and always potent intensive wmie allowing merely seven loucliclowns and one extra point to the combined opposition, through
one of the stoutest lines ever produced by the school. The players are, reading from left to right, first row: Krvin Shook, Bob Milner, Carol
Grahl, Leonard Messer, Raymond Phillips, Co-captains Lawrence Robinson and Tom Medford, Bob Ferguson, Richard Underwood, Buddy
Morrison, Hugh Caldwell and Buddy Wilson. Second row: James Bracked, Cvril Mini-It, William Hightowcr, Dan Watkins Bill Owens, Arch
Early, Robert Sheehan, J. D. Caldwell, Edgar Robinson, Buck Atkinson, Richard Powers and Jack Noland. Third row: George Garrett, Bill
Smith, Gene Leatherwood, Bill Gilland, Winfred Liner, Bob Davis, Harold Mills, Jimmy Brendle, John Terrell, Howard Liner, and Eugene
Grasty. Fourth row: Hubert Caldwell, Odell Bradley, Howard Mehaffey, Brooks Medford Vincent Gibson, Frank Poteat, Winston Ensley,
Gene Yarborough, Charles Ray Howell, David Price, and Wallace Carswell. Fifth row: Fred Calhoun, Roy Lee Cable, Deryl Davis, Gene
Mitchell, Roy Gene Trull, Bud Arlington, Sammy Wiggins, Charles Bur gin, Kenneth Gaddis, Bobby Owens, Bob Hardin and Edwin Terrell.
Standing behind the team are Coaches Carlton E. Weatherby and Carl R atcliffe. Sitting in front are the managers, Oliver Early, Richard
Taylor and Jerry Liner. Photo by Ingram, Skyland Studio.
Pckston was a
"V. Va.. aH
l'CSirlp in 10.05 TIo
sition with the Waynes
fiaey for many years.
Jar"ed to Miss Eula Kel-
riotte in 1915.
Va- t0 live n l, 1
Kvived by Qne daughterj
McLaurin of St.
f la., three brothers,
ton, of Wilson, Henry
U L-V,chburg, Va., and
ston of Boston, Mass.;
: cousins, including
, 'a and Mrs. A,
bth of Waynesville.
uncial Home was in
'he arrant -
Te Mountaineer by
WaDyeC TC1uear.Cold and
Tonight clear and
"est temperature near
" ani not so windy.
Lh'0- 3Fir.with ris-.
ra'ure in the afternoon.
the staff of
Last Rites Held
Dies on Okinawa
And Body Brought
Back Here for Burial
Funeral services were conducted
at Rock Springs Baptist church on
Crabtree Monday afternoon at 3
o'clock for Corporal Everett S. Or
rell, 22, of the U. S. Army, who
died on Okinawa on October 13.
Rev. R. P. McCracken, the Rev.
Forest Ferguson and the Rev.
James D. Carter officiated. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Members of the Waynesville Post
of the American Legion served as
pallbearers and were in charge of
the graveside rites.
Corporal Orrell was a paratroop
er and had been in the army for
some time. His death was attributed
to pneumonia. The body was tak
en to the home of Hugh Walker, a
brother-in-law on Sunday, where
it remained until the hour of the
funeral Monday. The body arrived
in the county on Friday.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Bertha Presnell Orrell; one son,
i Eugene, both of Crabtree; the
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Orrell
of Greensboro; two sisters, Misses
Doris and Carolyn Orrell; and a
brother, all of Greensboro; his
grandmothers, Mrs. C. W. Orrell,
of Greensboro, and Mrs. E. B. Mc
Cracken, of Crabtree.
The Wells funeral home of Can
ton was in charge of the arrangements.
69 . 25
HAYWOOD SING CONVENTION
MEETS HERE DECEMBER 8
The Haywood County Singing
convention will have its regular
meeting starting Sunday morning.
Dec. 8, at 10 o'clock, and holding
throughout the' day. One out-of-state
quartet and several singing
groups from nearby counties will
All singers in Haywood are urg
ed to be at the Court House to join
in and enjoy the program.
Is In Effect
Now on Kate
Of $4.50 a Month,
Starting in December
Increases in monthly rales for
business telephones went into ef
fect throughout the state Monday,
following approval of a request
by Southern Bell Telephone and
Telegraph company to the N. C.
This price increase will first be
noted on the statements mailed
Dec. 21 in the Waynesville ex
change area, it was stated by the
business manager here. There Is
no raise in the rates charged to
residences, but only on business
lines and long distance Uoll) calls.
The bill for an individual busi
ness line will be increased from
$3.50 to $4.50; for a two-parly line.
$3.00 to $3.75; and for a four-party
line, $2.50 to $3.00.
In Lake Junaluska the new one
party rate is $7.50, the two-party
rate is $3.75. New rates at (janlon
are, for a one-party line, $4.50,
and $3.75 for a two-party line.
This rate increase has been
sought on the grounds of increased
operating expenses to the telephone
company. A petition was filed with
the Utilities commission two
months ago, and proof of the need
for more income was presented be
fore the new price rates were approved.
County Officials Take
Oath Of Office Monday
To Begin Hew Terms
Monday night iDoc. 2-3 1 I In
weather was officially predict
ed by I he U. S. Wpalher Bu
reau in Asheville to drop lo 16
degrees the lowest so far Ibis
The previous niubl also was
well below freezing. The leni-peraturt-
had gone down lo 20
degrees on the Stale Test Farm
here on Sunday night.
By Mayor's Court
Of 15 cases handled in Mayor's
Court here since November 18,
nine were of persons arrested for
public drunkenness. Eight of this
number were given suspended
road sentences on condition of
paying court costs, and one per
son was given a 32-day sentence.
Arrested on the charge of lar
ceny, Ed uope was given a i
months road sentence. He had been
arrested the night of Nov. 24 by-
local police when caught uncover
ing some paint which had been
hidden behind Burgin's Store, tak
en from the business place previously.
One person, charged with viola
tion of the prohibition law, was
fined $25 and costs. Two men
charged with beating up another
man in a fight (assault), were giv-
( Continued pn Page Eight)
Col Minthorne Heed
Home For Thanksgiving
Col. Minthorne Reed, U. S. Air
Forces, spent the Thanksigiving
holidays here with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James W. Reed. Col.
Reed is currently stationed at
Langley Field, but will spend a
few days after leaving here in
Washington, D. C, on business.
Sebc Bryson Assumes
Duties As Tax
Collector In Only
Court House Change
Only one change look place
when Sebc Bryson look over the
county tax collector's office as
Haywood county's recently elected
public officials were sworn in and
b-gan their new terms of office
The oath of oil ice was given each
of the officials, township constables,
members of the county board, sher
iff, tax collector and coroner, by
Hugh Leatherwood, the clerk of
court. Mr. Leatherwood look his
oath before his secretary, Mrs.
Gertrude Ploll Clark.
After receiving their oath of of
fice, the board of commissioners
met in the Board of lK"h office.
Bonds from the various oil ice hold
ers were presented and approved
during the business meeting.
With the succession of Mr. Bry
son to the tax collector's office, the
retiring official. J. E. Ferguson
(Continued on Page Eight)
County Home Demonstration Clubs
Complete Achievement Day Plans
Final plans were completed at
a meeting of I he Hayw ood County
Council of Home Demonstration
clubs held here in the office of
the county home demonstration
agent for the annual Achievement
Day which will be held at the
courthouse on Saturday in connec
tion with other farm groups.
Mrs. Paul Robinson, president of
the Council, presided. She out
lined the plans of the program
stating that it had befen started by
the Home clubs ten years ago and
they had invited other groups to
join them three years ago and that
now the annual event included
other organized rural groups.
It was announced at the meeting
that Mrs. L. J. Cannon, secretary
of the County Council, would give
the annual report of the home
clubs at the annual event and that
Mrs. Pauline Hotchkiss, district
home agent at large, would present
the awards to the women of the
home clubs and also to the win
ning 4-H club girls in their various
Members of the Haywood County
Council present at the meeting
held Friday were in addition to
Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Cannon:
Mrs. C. C. Francis and Mrs. R. C.
Francis, from the Ratcliff Cove
Mrs. W. P. Noland. representing
the Lake Junaluska club; Mrs. W.
D. Ketner. of the Dellwood club;
Mrs. H. H. Holt, of the Hyder
Mountain group; Mrs. Willie
Smathers with Mrs. Cannon from
the Morning Star club.
Mrs. D. Clark and Mrs. Mark
Ferguson of the Fines Creek club;
Mrs. Pat Cole, Mrs. Levi Morgan,
Mrs. Otis Cole and Mrs. W. P. Sny
der, of the Clyde club; Mrs. Paul
Hyatt and Mrs. Bert Cagle of the
In addition to Mrs. Robinson
from Beaverdam, others represent
ing that club were: Mrs. Tom Hipps
and Mrs. Wylie Donaldson.
Plans were made for the follow
ing members to meet in the county
home agent's office on Friday, De
cember 6th, and make place cards
for the luncheon which is to follow
the meeting on Saturday honoring
the out of town visitors: Mrs. Paul
Hyatt, Mrs. C. C. Francis, Mrs.
Mark Ferguson, Mrs. W. D. Ketner,
and Mrs.- Fred Safford.
Gets Largest of
Two Russian Boar
Killed In Hunt
A very successful bear and boar
hunt in the Santeetlah area was
held last week by members of the
Canton Bear club, with Carl Mc
Cracken of Waynesville getting the
larger of Ihc two Russian boars
killed, and Thurman Jones of Can
Ion bagging the biggest of the four
The group pitched camp between
Lake Santeetlah and Tapoco lake,
and had encounters with big game
each day during the hunt. Their
experiences with the vicious boar
were most exciting, and the ones
killed had lo be hit four and five
Hunters who participated in
cluded J. L Conard, Lee Ray Ford,
and Carl McCracken of Waynes-vi-'e;
Ernest Greene of Hazclwood.
Thurman Jones, Earl Poe, H. II.
Worley, George Sorrells, Vonno
Sorrells. John Michael of Canton;
Red Owens, Charles Jones, Jack
Blankenship, John Carter, D.
Mont Hooper and M. E. Carter of
Asheville; William H. Davy of
I'airview; Lee Orr of Santeetlah;
John A. Lambert of, Cherokee: Ed
Saunook of Otcen; Algie Fuliom
oi Arden, and B. M. Barnwell of
Newt Hooper of Robbinsville
and Nath and Sam Birchfield of
Tapoco served as guides.
Mrs. D. R. Allen;
Funeral On 30th
Funeral services were held at
the Allen's Creek Baptist Church
on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock
for Mrs. Mary Lou Norwood Allen,
78. widow of D. R. Allen, who died
at a Nursing home in Winston
Salem Thursday following a leng
Rev. J. M. Woodard and the Rev.
K. Allen officiated. Burial fol
lowed in the church cemetery.
Relatives served as pallbearers
and the granddaughters were in
charge of the flowers.
Mrs. Allen was a native of Hay
wood county and had been a mem
ber of the Allen's Creek Baptist
church since early womanhood.
Surviving are six sons, George,
Neal, Herman, and D. L., all of
Detroit, Mich., and L. L. and W. R.
(Continued on Page Eight)
Youth Club Here To
Have New Quarters;
Plans Are To Open
On Friday at Six
A drive to finance the Waynes
ville Youth Club for the coming
year was launched Monday of this
week, according lo Ilallct Ward,
chairman of the sponsoring group
of citizens, who is urging that
everyone make a contribution to
raise the goal of $I.H()() which it has
been estimated will take to carry
on this worthwhile project for the
Plans have also been completed
for the opening of the new quar
ters of the club on Friday eve
ning, the 6lh at 8:00 o'clock, it
was learned from Mrs. J. S. Tsivo
glou, director of the organization.
The opening of the new room
will be featured by a dance and ad
misison will be by a can of fruit,
which, will go toward the Christmas
cheer fund from the club to be
sent the Haywood county farm
The new rooms are located in
the Burgin building at the corner
of Main and Miller Streets and
during the renovation of the sec
ond floor to be occupied by the
club the organization has not been
The club quarters were formerly
on the second floor of the building
on Main now occupied by the
Smith-Davis Jewelry store.
Since the organization of the
club in June, 1945 it has been a
gathering place for the youth of
the community and surrounding
areas where they have had a clean
and well supervised program of
recreation and amusement. There
has been an average attendance of
boys and girls of 50 each evening
since the club first opened.
The hours of the club are from
7:00 lo 10:00 o'clock from Monday
through Thursday of each week,
while on Friday and Saturday eve
nings the liour for closing is ex
tended to 10:30.
"We adults who have worked
with the boys and girls feel that
everyone in the county should be
glad to be allowed the privilege
of contributing to this fund. The
money will be an investment in
our Youth's future and will give
a service which will aid in develop
ing decent and useful citizens,"
said Mrs. Tsivoglou.
"Youth has always and will con
tinue to seek fun and amusement
and here at the club they can find
these reservations with the type
of supervision and the rules of
sportsmanship which all parents
would approve," she further com
mented. It has been pointed out by mem
bers of the sponsoring committee
that such groups as the local or
ganization are reducing juvenile
delinqunecy throughout the country
S. S. MAN HERE
A representative of the Asheville
field office of the Social Security
Board will be at the Register of
Deeds Office. in Waynesville,
December 9 at 10:00 A. M.
Record For 1946
Killed - - 15
(This Information Compiled
From Records of State High
i ' '
Of Crop On
With Opening Sales
Average Above $43
By ED SPEARS
Haywood county grown tobacco
filled a good poition of the space
in the Farmers Federation ware
house when the 1946 sales season
got under way in Asheville Mon
day morning, bringing prices that
ranged between 50 and 60 cents per
pound for the better grades and
assuring the growers a good profit
for their year's work.
Tobacco from Iron Duff, Crab
tree, Jonathan Creek, Fines Creek,
Beaverdam and other sections of
the county were stacked on the
crowded racks of the warehouse,
and was uniformly in the higher
This had been brought in dur
ing recent weeks, weighed, and the
"hands" stacked by grade on the
crowded rows along the warehouse
floor. Atop each stack was a card
showing the owner, the pounds of
leaf, its grade as fixed by the gov
ernment, and with space for not
ing the buyer and price offered.
The chant of the tobacco auc
tioneer, as he moved up one row
and down the other, pausing brief
ly at each stack, was the center of
attention as the drama of selling
unfolded. He was followed by a
line of buyers, who cast their opin
ions with a raised finger, a nod, or
a word uttered while appraising the
stacks before them.
As the buyers moved up the
rows, with their offer written on
the cards as they passed on, there
came another group shortly after
wards. This was the government
buyers, checking to see if the vari
ous stacks were getting the mini
mum prices guaranteed by Uncle
Sam. Some of the lower grades
didn't one stack, the lowest I saw,
had only 15c offered; and several
were marked between 20 and 25c
which means that the government
will take this at their guaranteed
price and sell it at a later date.
As Wayne Corpening and I
moved about the floor to get the
general impression of the growers,
there were none encountered who
was not pleased with the prices
being offered. Comments were
that selling was "going about like
last year; the good tobacco is go
ing high, the lower grades low."
Earl Messer of Cove Creek,
Frank Tucker of Jonathan Creek,
Joe Medford and Thermon Davis
of Iron Duff, all had tobacco which
brought the top price of 59c. Mr.
Davis, who had 1,488 pounds on
the floor, remarked that V- was
"well saitsfied," and was getting
a little better for his crop than
last year, when he hit the late
Mr. Medford also expressed his
intention of selling as quickly as
possible. Of the 5,000 pounds he
grew this year, he had 3,054 pounds
ready for the sales opening, and
said he planned to get the remain
der over as soon as it could be
James and Marshal Kirkpatrick
of Crabtree, had 1,100 pounds on
the floor. Their top grade stack,
326 pounds, had brought 59c and
another large stack was marked
58c. Some 1,400 pounds raised by
Flora Kinsland of Fines Creek, was
being cared for by C. B. McCrary,
and had brought 56c for the best
C. W. Medford of Iron Duff,
selling 800 pounds of his crop,
received 58c top price, which was
(Continued on Page Eight)
Eye Is Removed
L. E. Carter, a furniture dealer
from near Sylva, underwent an
operation at the Haywood County
hospital Monday for the removal 'of
his left eye. Dr. J. R. McCracken
was the surgeon in charge.
Mr. Carter lost sight of this eye
when a boy. It began causing him
pain recently, and he was advised
to have it removed. He expects to
return home the latter part of this
week, but will not be able to re
sume business until he recovers
more completely. ,