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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-a-Week In The County Stat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
No. 108 10 Pages
Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
chievement Day To Draw Large Crowd
Ln,.,i in follow the state
ibc word, regarding the sale
10Otinfc. of fireworks, said
Noland. chief of police, yes
in discussing the recent vi
o( (he law and the number
S Ullltn lldvu luiiic iu mo
i maximum fine has been
by the stale at $50 and in
s which have been tried
no fine lias been placed at
in $25 and the costs," stated
Keck-up with the sheriffs de
al also drew similar com
as to the strict adherence
law and punishment of an"
ems, according to the off i-
fcat the impression has got
tout that it is permissible
le the fireworks in posses-
lut those who own them are
Ity as (he person who fires
lit was pointed out.
ks been learned from various
that there are a nuinlcr
Ions in the county who have
led shipments of fireworks, so
Iticei's of both the sheriff's
ment and the city polico
pat they are on the alert for
slalion of the ruling on fire
North Carolina law sets
put it shall be unlawful for
Irson, firm or corporation in
I county to sell, shoot, dis-
i, display, or otherwise use
In possession of any fire
Irs, torpedoes, ran nistnls
lockets. Roman candles, or
lise articles commonly known
only condution on which
fireworks mav he sold in
N county is for use in con-
nwith the conduct of mibhc
Itions, and public exhibitions,
stairs, carnivals, and shows.
Permits are to he issued
I has been proven that they
1 DC used for such ovpnts
plication has to be made to
Jemf of Haywood county or
imict ol police in Which the
pnics are sold.
law further nrovidos thai
pon violating this law shall
I'lMieu by ;i fine nnt overnrt-
fy dollars or imprisonment
peaing M days.
SCULPTOR FIGURES IN SHOOTING
A SCULPTOR, Victor Russo (right), Brooklyn, N. Y., Is held by Boston
police in the shooting of his estranged wife, Elaine (left), 34, and two
other persons In her home in Medf ord, Mass. The shooting occurred when
Mrs. Russo, mother of three children, said she had divorced him. Also
wounded were Kenneth Lincoln, 34, and Alma Havlick. (fnternattojial)
On Mailing Packages
And Christmas Cards
Stores On Dec.
For Christmas Holiday
Schools Will Begin
Holidays Dec. 20th
The annual Christinas holi
days in Haywood county
schools will start after classes
on Friday. Doe. 20, announced
Supt. Jack Mcsser this week.
Schools will be closed for two
weeks, ami reopen on Monday,
Phone Price Rise
Is Smaller Than
Increases in rates for busi
ness telephones in Waynesville
are not as large as announced
in the Tuesday issue of The
Mountaineer. The rates pub
lished were those requested by
the telephone company, but the
actual increases granted by the
state utilities commission were:
Individual line: from $3.50 to
$4.25; for a two-party line:
from $3.00 to $3.50; and for a
four-party line: from $2.50 to
ft Board Lists
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their 1 hi h htti.,,, j.
mi cc itXUliL U1S
F draft board
fcgistrants were Thurman
'"bracken, and William
c-ovvarrl f in
'erguson Messer of Rt. 1,
r" "ati and William Evans
r ' nazelwood: John Hen
uweit, ClarenpA Cvi. nr
7US pnce, Waynesville,
7 p Harrell Davis and
Emps u , VUVC -ieen;
Herbert Fie of Maggie.
"-ssie Frank Caldwell,
vnesviiio . .
,, -, M uiscnargea
"v arm,. ..4 .
p -. Augusta, Ga., on
- ..u.ucs, a AU1S0n aiso
', Vavm.c,.:n '
the arm ' was released
tn d 1 W0V' 20 at Fort
a"d Pfr Arfh T-..,
nesviii rui cvans
""Wile Wac rlloI j r
1,ZCo'-Ps at Camp Lejeune
shed The Mountaineer by
onight with lowest tern
between 26 and 32 de-
Decfi-.v n .!
"icial -ir " ouu wanner.
as fo a.ynesvlUe tempera-
- 59 32
- 46 13
Top Grade Still
Selling High, But
For Poor Tobacco
Tobacco prices on the Ashcvillc
and other Burlev markets took a
slow but steady downward trend
during their first four days of sales
with the best erade leaves still get
ting up to $59 a hundredweight but
with much less demand for the
H. L. Rathbone of Fines Creek
was the second grower to receive
a check for tobacco sold at Ashe
ville. The 632 pounds he produced
on one-half acre averaged 4c a
pound, with top price of 59c. He
returned to Waynesville with his
check before noon Monday.
Buyers are reported to be get
ting worried about the coal strike's
effect on transportation and drying
the 1946 crop. Sponsors of the
sales in Asheville still intend to
continue selling until the Christ
mas holidays, but look to a DreaK
in the strike as the solution to their
House averages dropped from
$43.20 on opening day, Monday,
to $39.75 by Wednesday. An un
official report on the sale of 14,500
pounds Thursday indicated an aver
age of $35.25. Government buyers
were getting about 30 per cent of
the crop, since demand among the
tobacco company representatives
was falling off for all but the light,
top grade leaf.
Selling today will be in Bernard-Walker
No. 1 house in Bilt-
mnrp. which has 1,000,000 pounds
and is expected to require four
days of sales.
MUCH TOBACCO TO U. K.
WASHINGTON (AP) The
United States exported 234,000,000
pounds of unmanufactured tobacco
f n it,. TTnitori Kincrdnm dlirine the
IV c w. r - .
first nine months of this year,
The same old appeal from the
post office to "Mail Early" took
on a different meaning this week,
as strict regulations were handed
down from Washington, due to lim
ited transportation brought on by
the soft coal strike.
Postmaster J. H. Howell, in an
interview yesterday, pointed out
that parcel post packages would
be limited to five pounds. No
package can be more than 18 inches
long, and 60 inches in combined
width and girth. There will be no
acceptance of international parcel
So much for the folk who plan
to mail Christmrs presents.
But look at the regulation on
Christmas cards all cards going
west of the Mississippi River will
have to be mailed on or before
December 10th to guarantee deliv
ery before Santa Claus arrives, so
the postmaster pointed out.
For cards going here at home.
and to places cast of the Missis
sippi, the sale thing is to have
them in the post office on or before
December 15th. Persons mailing
cards after the 151h will not have
any assurance of pre-Christmas de
livery. The reason for deadlines of the
10th and 15th is due to the dis
continuance of so many trains over
the nation. Mails will be slower
and the fewer trains carry heavier
"Well, there's the regulations,"
said Postmaster Howell, "and you
can rest assured we are not happy
over them cither."
So the old slogan "Mail Early"
means just what it says this year.
To Be Held
Members To Be
The annual election of commu
nity committeemen under the
agricultural conservation program
will be held Saturday, with all
farmers, tenants and share-croppers
participating in the program
eligible to vote.
Chairmen of the present com
mittees will attend an instruction
al meeting in the AAA office at
the Court House, starting at 10
o'clock today. The chairmen' rlso
will preside at the nominating
meeting at the various voting
places tomorow morning, and with
the help of the other cominittee
mei. be in charge of the election.
Duties ol the community com
mitteemen include adjusting tobac
co allotments in their respective
areas, recommending lime and
phosphate distribution among the
farms, based on their needs, and
approving reports of farmers re
garding their cover crops and
other methods of carrying out the
(Continued on Page Three)
Stores Will Serve
Public Longer Hours
. In Week Before
Merchants in Waynesville and
Hazelwood will observe a two-day
holiday lor Christinas, closing their
stores all day Wednesday and
Thursday, Dec. 25 and 2(i.
Longer hours the week before
Christinas will be followed so that
shoppers will have more time to
buv gifts and groceries. On Wed
nesday, Dec. 18 the usual half
day hours will he extended from
8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. The follow
ing Thursday, Friday, Saturday
and Monday, stores will remain
open from 8:30 a m. to 6:00 p. m.
On Christmas Eve, Tuesday,
hours will be from 8:30 a. m. to
7:00 p. m. The usual hours will
begin after the two-day holiday,
and on New Year's Day, which
falls on Wednesday, the regular
schedule, 8:30 to 12:00 noon will
This schedule was decided on
Monday night at a meetyig of many
members of the Merchants Asso
ciation, held at the Chamber of
Commerce office. Charles E. Ray,
committee chairman, presided.
J. S. Phillips
Funeral services for Joe S. Phil
lips. 65. retired merchant and far
mer of the Cecil section of the
county, who died at 7:45 a. m.
Thursday, will be conducted at 2
o'clock Saturday afternoon at In
man's Chapel. Rev. Thomas Erwin
and Rev. Rosalee West will offi
ciate. Burial will be in the church
Mr. Phillips, son of the late Joe
and Margaret Griffin Phillips, was
a native of Haywood county and
had spent the greater part of his
life in this county. He had been
in ill health for some time, but
his condition was not considered
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Rachel Carver Phillips: two daugh
ters. Mrs. Mae Messer and Mrs.
Bill Lewis; two sons, Roy and Er
win Philips, all of the Cecil area;
four brothers, Johnny, Spence and
Bob Phillips, all of near fcelver-
ville, Tenn., and George Phillips,
of Cove Creek; and 24 grandchildren.
Garrett Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements. 1
Gets Suite No. 426
Congressman Monroe Redden of
Hendersonville, was assigned Suite
426 in the House office building
in Washington, which will be his
office when he joins the 80th Con
gress. Secretaries of the new congros.--man
were given slips showing of
fice assignments Monday by the
A sedan and truck collided 'lues 1
day afternoon at the live-point in- !
lersection in Hazelwood, with the ;
truck overturning and blocking j
trallic on the highway for a short j
while. No one was injured. I
The truck was going towards
Sylva. where the driver. I). 11. Hry- '
son. resides. Leo Feichter of Way-
nesville. accompanied by his wife i
and small son, were in the sedan. 1
The two vehicles collided almost I
headon. and as the truck turned 1
over it spilled its load of flooring
Participants in the accident ap
peared that afternoon before Mag
istrate Wade Noland. The hearing
was postponed, however, until De
Of Pearl Harbor
It will be five years ago to
morrow, that the Japs sneaked
up on Pearl Harbor and blast
ed away al the American fleet
and air bases.
Many momentous events have
taken place since that quiet
Sunday aflcrn.uin (Waynesville
time) when the news flashed
thai the attack had been made.
Stunned by the heart-breaking
news, citizens gathered about
in small groups and hushed
tones asked "What next?"
The next morning President
Roosevelt gave the only an
swerwar on the Axis.
Haywood had already swung
inlo the trend of events, even
months before, when more
than a hundred National
Guardsmen from here went off
to camp Volunteer after vol
unteer entered the service, and
established a national record
for having more volunteers
per capita in service than any
county in the nation.
Gets Off With
Of Christmas Seals
The best initial sales that have
ever marked the annual Christmas
Tuberculosis seals have been made
this week since the seals were
placed on sale Monday, it was
learned from Mrs. Frank Ferguson,
chairman from the Woman's club,
sponsoring group for the annual
All the principals of the schools
have visited the office of the coun
ty superintendent of education and
are distributing them among the
teachers in their respective schools.
The mailing committee has
stated their program which in
cludes sending stamps to firms,
and individuals, who in turn mail
back checks covering amount of
sales. Mrs. E. W. Williamson is
j chairman of this group and is be
ing assisted by Mrs. C. F. Kirk
patrick and Mrs. J. Harden Howell.
Three-fourths of the money de
rived from the sales is kept for
local work. The money is expend
ed each year in an effort to pre
vent and arrest prospective eases
of tuberculosis in this area of the
Tuberculosis can be prevented
and the spread cf the disease can
be controlled. The purchase of
Christmas Seals during the current
campaign will make possible an in
tensificaton of the measures now
used to prevent and control this
disease which annually takes the
lives of so many people.
The goal for Haywood county
has beerrscl""a't $800, while the
quota for the state has been placed
at $300,000, according to D. Hiden
Ramsey, state chairman of the cam
paign. The funds raised will be
used to support the tuberculosis
control programs of the 150 tuber
culosis associations and committees
affiliated with the State Tubercu
To Lead Services
BISHOP EDWIN II.
senior bishop of the
church, will conduct a series of
religious services at the First
Methodist clinch each evening,
from Tuesday through Sunday,
next week. Bishop Hughes is rec
ognized as one of the greatest
preachers of the 20th Century, and
the host pastor, Hev. Paul Town
send, invited people of all faiths
to attend these 'niportant services
Hyatt And Bushnell Form
New Building Supply Co.
Announcement was made here
yesterday of the new partnership
formed by W. II. Hyatt and S. H.
Bushnell, Jr., who are re-opening
Hyatt and company. The new firm
will operate on Railroad street, at
the location formerly occupied by
The Haywood company.
The Haywood company, now
owned by Ben J. Sloan and Hugh
J. Sloan, Jr., will do general con
tracting and construction work.
Temporary quarters will be main
tained at Hyatt and company, will
new offices and warehouses can
Ben Sloan announced that con
struction will soon start on new
quarters on the former Standard
Oil company plant site, just across
the street from Hyatt and com
pany's place of business.
The Haywood company was or
ganized in August, 1944, with Ben
J. Sloan and S. H. Bushenell, Jr.,
as owners. About a year later Hugh
J. Sloan, Jr., became the third
member of the firm, which did a
general retail business of building
materials and general contracting.
Hyatt and company will utilize
the plant and lumber yard, on
about an acre and a quarter of
ground, which faces 470 feet on
the Southern Railway tracks, and
extends back to Richland Creek.
The property has a sidetrack all
the way through, which serves both
ends of the yard. A planing mill,
dry kiln, millwork plant, ware
houses, and lumber storage sheds,
together with an office comprise
the buildings on the property.
Hyatt and company will handle
a general line of lumber, building
materials, and specialize in mill
work. Full lines of paints, plumb
ing equipment and heating units
will be kept when the market af
fords fuller stocks. The firm now
employs 11 people.
Mr. Hyatt is the son of Mrs.
E. J. Hyatt, and the late E. J.
Hyatt. Mr. Bushenell is the son
of Mrs. S. H. Bushnell, Sr., and
the late Mr. Bushnell. Ben J.
and Hugh J. Sloan are the sons
of Hugh J. Sloan, Sr., and the late
Mrs. Sloan. Ail are natives of
Was Held At The
At Long's Chapel
Rev. It. A. Kelly, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Canton,
was elected president of the Hay
wood county Ministerial Associa
tion at the December meeting
which was held on Monday at
Long's Chapel, Methodist Church.
Rev. Kelly succeeds the Kev.
Malcolm R. Williamson, pastor of
the Waynesville Presbyterian
Church, who has served as presi
dent for the past year.
Rev. Paul Townsend, pastor of
the First Methodist Church of
Waynesville was elected vice-president
to succeed Rev. T. H. Parris.
pastor of the Clyde Baptist Church
and Rev. Cecil L. Heckard of
Long's Chapel was named secretary-treasurer.
Rev. Heckard suc
ceeds the Rev. Carl Judy, now of
Yale University, formerly a minis
ter of this county.
Charles Gibson to Opal Duncan,
both of Waynesville.
Record For 1946
(This Information Compiled
From Records of State High
Of Area To
Conduct Meetings On
Invitations have been sent to
municipal officials in the mountain
counties of Western North Caro
lina to attend a regional meeting
here, Wednesday, Dec. 11, at which
the N. C. League of Municipalities'
legislative program will be dis
cussed. This is one of nine regional
meetings being held over the state,
attended by the president and
other specialists of the league. The
legislative program, adopted at the
annual conference in Asheville in
September, includes proposals for
municipalities to receive a larger
share of tax revenues now received
by the state.
The meeting will he held in the
town court loom, reports G. ('.
Ferguson, town manager. After
wards the guests v. i 1 1 be enter
tained with a dinner at The Lodge.
Mayor Henry T. Powell of Hen
derson, president of the league;
Davelta L. Sliced, executive sec
retary; George Franklin, legal con
sultant: and Guy Whitman, engi
neering consultant, all of Raleigh,
will he speakers for the meeting.
A discussion of the state munici
pal employes retirement system
will be led by Nathan Yelton, ex
ecutive secretary of the system,
(Continued on page 3)
County B. T. U.
Meeting Dec. 12
At Clyde Church
The Baptist Training union will
have a county-wide meeting at the
Clyde Baptist church on Thursday,
Dec. 12, at 7:00 p. m.. it is an
nounced by Grctchen Johnson of
Harvey T. Gibson, state training
union secretary, and Rev. None
Starnes, pastor of the West Ashe
ville church, will be principal
speaker. The Junior Choir of the
First Baptist church. Canton, will
render special music.
An attendance banner will be
given the church having the larg
est attendance at the meeting.
Program Will Begin
Here At 10 A. M.
In Haywood County
A large crowd is expected to at
tend the annual Farm Achievement
Day program, which begins at 10
o'clock Saturday morning in Use
Haywood county court room and
is featuring an address by Sena
tor Clyde R. Hoey.
The U. S. senator, former gover
nor of North Carolina, and native
of Shelby, will spend Friday irght
at the home of his son. Clyde U.
Hoey, Jr., in Carton. A group of
prominent Haywood county men,
escorted by Patrolman O. R. Rob
erts, will accompany Senator Hoey
from Canton to Waynesville prior
to the program.
A band concert will be given in
front of the court room by the
W. T. H. S. band, directed by
Charles Isley, to entertain the audi
ence at the start of the program.
This will be followed by the sing
ing of "America" and the invoca
tion, given by Rev. Paul Townsend,
pastor of the First Methodist
The county presidents of the
three sponsoring organizations will
preside: Mrs. Paul Robinson, of
Pigeon, Home Demonstration Club
council; Miss Nancy Poston of
Cruso, 4-H Club council; and J. L.
Westmoreland of Beaverdam, of
the Demonstration Farmers organ
ization. Members of the Home Demon
stration clubs will repeat the Col
lect, and 4-H club, members will
give their pledge. Mr. Westmore
land will then give the address of
welcome and recognize the guests.
George E. Stat)ey will recognize
the veterans taking agricultural
training, and Frank M. Davis will
give the expression of apprecia
tion. Reports on achievements will be
given by H. R. Caldwell, Jr., of
Crabtree, On 4-H club activities;
Mrs. J. J. Cannon, Canton, on
home demonstration work; and
Mr. Stamey, Pigeon, for the dem
Plaques will be awarded the out
standing 4-H club and F. F. A.
(Continued on Page Three)
Max Thompson On
Max Thompson, of Haywood, was
recently named as a member of the
veteran's conference committee of
the National American Legion or
ganization. His appointment was
among several others from North
Carolina, according to a state
ment from Paul R. Younts, execu
tive vice-commander of the State
Department of the Legion.
The appointments were made by
National Legion Commander Paul
Griffith and confirmed by the Na
tional executive committee.
Max Thompson attended the
Naitonal convention in San Fran
cisco several months ago.
Boy Is Injured
In Fall Over Cliff
Serious injuries were sustained
by a 10-year old boy. Dale Robin
son, when he fell from a 30-foot
cliff while hunting Thanksgiving
Day on "Mary Gray" mountain. His
right thigh and collar bone were
broken, shoulder dislocated, and
other bruises and cuts received.
The youth, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jennings Robinson of Canton and
Hilton Head Island. S. C, was car
ried back from the mountains by
three other boys who were with
him at the time, and taken to an
Asheville hospital after being ex
amined by physicians.
Letters To Santa Will
Be Published This Year
The Mountaineer will resume ! publish every one of them if at all
publication of the ever popular
feature, "Letters to Santa" in an
early issue of the paper.
The Mountaineer will accept
such letters from little girls and
boys, under ten years of age. The
letters can be brought or mailed to
The Mountaineer. Plans are to
Each letter must be signed, and
must also bear the name of parent
or teacher. The names of parents
or teachers will not be published.
The address of the writer is also
requested, and all letters not be
lieved to be authentic will not be
published. ' ' : , " ;-: