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NO. 26 16 Pages Associated Press New
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1947
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
C. Office; Big
er Season Expected
ed To All
In prospective sum-
requests lor incia-
, to the Chamber
office daily. "'M
mcr." states missi
. i.i..n.' from ;
the country wno
their vacation, buy
ild here," she rc-
ier to these queries
lis the new aceonio-
To Get Home
Batch Of Bills To
During Last Days
RALEIGH (AP) Lawmakers
plunged into the legislaitvc hub
bub Monday with afternoon corn-
taring the Waynes-1 mittee meetings and a 4 o'clock
the Great Smoky i house session to launch the 13th
ional Park. week of the current assembly.
Ition list, it is point-j The solons will have to plug hard
to realize a pre-r.asier adjournment
date. Most important issues still
before the legislature are out of
committees, but an avalanche of
new bills last week are expected to
slow up the legislative machinery
and may make the session run past
Rep. Glenn C. Palmer's bill to
increase the salary of the Hay
wood county sheriff, effective as
of January 1, was passed Thurs
day by the house and win re
ceive senate attention this week.
Alcohol legislation will claim
prime place on committee dockets
this week. A sub-committee of a
house finance committee, consider
ing four bills providing for local
option elections on beer and wine,
will meet this morning to draft a
master bill to report to the full
committee at 2:30 p.m.
A sub-committee of a senate fi
nance committee, with two "pat
ter" bttlj .and; ; bosti of eoate
(Continued On Page Eight!"
fcs hotels, boarding
ber of Commerce
bureaus, bus lines
ve requested tourist
only in all sections
States but Canada
fell. The state pub-
Bill Sharpe. has
taiiest. 1,000 folders
d from Raleigh. A
of information re-
be from Florida, as
tries have come from
other distant points.
(or many years a
ke Junaluska, died
I his daughter. Mrs.
in Durham Thurs-
f" a long illness.
ices were held at
Methodist church at
U Sunday afternoon
pine to Lake Juna-
Nth about the time
assembly center was
jre. He took a prom
the widow. Mrs.
nd one grandson,
esiding in Durham
rreachcr Revival of
Jl. as welt-altonrf-
Nd. RatclifT Cove,
I "i Lanton. The
alters brought most
rts' Exalted in Our
t'aW, state supcr
rand Pastors .hi
U, n,"PP'8ns and
Isms. MLm r.r-.i..
Pme on Fri,in,.
on "The Blood
un a sermon "-u:..
?" Fair and
I - -"ernoon "t- t..,.
n y the
rmi" stalT of the
f 11 Typ
To Meet April 8
The Haywood Baptist Association
is having a semi-annual associa
tional meetings at the Barberville
Baptist church on Tuesday, April
8, at seven o'clock, it was an
nounced yesterday by Miss Grct-
chen Johnson, general secretary.
The theme of the program will be
'Soul Winning". Every church in
the association is being urged to
have a report ready, covering the
period from August 1946 to March
31, 1947. Information to be includ
ed in the report will be number of
baptisms, number resident mem
bers, number received by letter,
Sunday School enrollment, aver
age attendance of Sunday School,
training school enrollment, and tot
al gifts to funds, such as local,
southwide, associational, and state.
The closing message will be de
livered by the new pastor of Cal
vary Baptist church, Canton.
Two Men Charged
Three vehicels were involved in
an accident Saturday night, about
0:15 o'clock, on highway 19-23 be
tween the Francis Cove curve and
Little Rock filling station.
According to the report of O R.
Roberts, investigating patrolman, a
1929 Ford coupe, operated by May
nard R. Cooper. 21. of Cove Creek,
was said to have been traveling
east along the highway with no
lights on his car. Following behind
was a 1938 CMC 1'i-ton truck,
driven by Rufus G. Coffey, Jr., 16,
The truck approached the Ford
closely before the driver realized
It was there, swerved to the left to
avoid hitting it, and collided head
on with a 1941 Ford, operated by
Boyd Max Thompson, 23, of Clyde.
Joe Thompson, father of Max and
riding with him in the car, had his
head thrown through the wind
shield, receiving a number of faci
al cuts. Property damage was es
timated at $650.
During tne investigation it was
found that the late model Ford
was carrying a load of liquor, with
18 unbroken, bonded pint bottles
concealed in a floorboard 'trap; and
eight broken pints also found.
Tohmpson and his son were charg
ed with transporting liquor, and
made arrangements for bond prior
to a preliminary hearing. Their
automobile also is being held by
authorities pending a court order
to offer it for sale.
DEFENDS GREEK-TURKEY , LOAN
Printed For New
Patrick's Cafeteria will hold
"open house" on. Wednesday after
noon and night, prior to their for
mal opening Thursday at noon.
Full details of the opening, and
he new cafeteria will be found in
the first six pages of the second
section of this edition.
5th Sunday Meet
Rev. John Moore
Is Principal Speaker
Sunday At Elizabeth
Rev. John W. Moore of the W.N.
C. Methodist conference, preached
Sunday morning at Elizabeth
Chapel, emphasizing the work of
the country church and pointing out
that many leaders in business and
city churches came from rural sec
tions. This was the second Fifth-Sunday
service held by the Dcllwood
circuit churches of the present con
ference year. The third Fifth-
Sunday program will be given at
Maggie on June 29th.
All member churches of the cir
cuit, Dcllwood, Elizabeth Chapel,
Maggie and Maple Grove, rendered
special music, vocal and instru
mental, all being well-received by
the congregation. Dinner was serv
ed in the basement of the church
following the service.
During the afternoon inspiration
al talks were made by Hugh Rat
clifT, charge lay leader; Grover
Davis, Waynesville attorney; and
Howard Clapp, director of the
State Test Farm. One of the most
impressive features of the program
was the dedication of the seed,
the soil, and the sowers.
Mrs. Hugh RatclifT presented the
seed, using a glass of corn seed,
symbolic of all plants; Mrs. Mark
Galloway presented a tray of soil.
With the Bible opened, the corn
and soil were placed on its pages,
and the pastor, Rev. J. E. B. Houser,
then led the congregation in the
UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE William L. Clayton (right) confer with
Rep. Charles A. Eaton (R-N. J.) chairman of the House Foreign Aflairi
Committee in Washington befort testifying regarding the $400,000 000
Greek-Turkej loan. Of the sum, $250,000,000 would go to Greec and
$150,000,000 to TurkM to halt the sore&u ol Communists. ( International;
Don't Believe It Today
For This Is April 1st
Haywood Is Still
In Savings Bonds
February Sales Well
Over $50,000 For
The sale of Savings Bonds
Beware Of Your Best
Friend On This Dav
Of April Fool's
By Hilda Way Gwyn
Today is April Fool's Day and
, well you may be suspicious of your
I best friend and next of kin be
i cause even your most beloved is
likely to make you the star of some
Havwonri flui'inc Fphruarv amniinl-1 Practical loke. Don t believe all
er to $52,675.75. according to offi-!yu are told today, for it is apt to
cial figures sent to J. E. Massie.
geoeual. cljairjnan by - flip, treasury
Sales in the state for February
amounted to more than $8,545,
675.00, the report showed.
The series E accounted for $41.- foamy soap on your dessert, in-
675.75 of Haywood's total in Feb- stead oi ncn velvety wiupped
ruary. and $11,000 of the series cream wHich you in yaur innocence
G. were bought. you thought you were being served.
"Sales are still higher than the M&ybe someone will tell you
total being cashed, Mr. Massie ex- KUtn 8 whopper that your eyes will
nlaiiwri nftP,- rhprlcino th- chart 1 almost pop out of your head, and
sent out by the department.
turn, about and give you a kick in
tnefacje as soma huae joke-r-in-It&d'ljrW'fccf
1 enough to swallow.
, Maybe it will be salt in your
i breakfast 'coffee. Maybe it will be
Lions Minstrel Will Be
Given To 4 Audiences
"We have been pointing with
pride to our Savings Bonds sales
record of $1940, but if the present
upward trend continues, we will uo
even better in the year 1947," Mr.
Massie stated. "The continued in
crease in sales is evidence of the
wisdom of our people in saving
for their future security with the
world's safest investment," lie concluded.
J. E. Massie Is
Easter Seal Sale
; when the truth is revealed you
will feel like a perfect (April) Fool.
Maybe it will be ;i "phony"
phone call." an important message.
No matter what comes, take it in
the spirit in which it was dosed
out to you. and find humor in be
ing a guinea pig for somebody's
fun be a good sport and laugh
with your jokers, for nobody has
sympathy for an April Fool.
The origin of "All-Fools' Day."
(Continued on Page Eight)
Clerks Will Maintain
Files Until Sent
Members of the two May
wood county draft boards conclud
ed their duties with meetings at
the courthouse Monday, the last
day that the Selective Service Act
Although records will be main
tained by the two clerks possibly
until June 30th by which time it
is expected they will be consolidat
ed in a national records flle yes
terday was the official closing date
af an era in the county's history.
When the boards first began their
job of supplying men, in October
of 1940, to meet the national emer
gency that congress proclaimed:
when the Nazis had swept through
Europe and were beginning the
blitz of England, America's armed
fortes were just beginning to take
shape from its peacetime nucleus
of trained men.
The men of Haywood responded I
to their country's call, and volun-!
leers filled all quotas set for the '
county until July, 1941, when the j
first regular induction was made. :
On the basis of its population. Hay- i
wood continued for many months
to be the leading county of the
nation in meeting its manpower j
requirements, keeping the draft1
hnarvls hticv ii'itl, t.nrriclni;nnD '
classifications, "greetings" to those R f t y A i"l C
selected lor service and making ! A lV lOA XCIHO
arrangements to send men off for
Approximately 4,000 men were
processed on the way to active duty
before the war ended, and many
more were screened and classified.
With the end of hostilities, de
mand for replacements In the army,
navy, marines and air corps de
clined, and with this the work .of
the draft board became less ar
duous. Successful recruitment pro
grams carried out by the services
began filling the county's quotas,
and allowed President Truman to
recommend that the Selective Ser
vice Act expire at its appointed
Details of the closing out duties
(Continued on Page Eight)
Large Crowd Expected
Here Wednesday To See
Rural Water Exhibits
For May 6 Voting
J. Hayes Alley was appointed
registrar, and T. Henry Gaddy
and Arthur Green were named
judges of the municipal election
to be held in Waynesville on
May 6 at the meeting last week
of the mayor and board of alder
men. Registration bonks will open
to newly-eligible voters on Sat
urday, April 19, and rlose the
following Saturday. The court
house will serve as voting and
April 22 is fixed as the final
date for candidates to Hie with
the town clerk, Mrs. Iledwig A.
Love. Offices to be filled are
those of mayor and three alder
men, to serve for a four-year
Dept. Staff Hold
Four performances of the
Cotton Blossom Minstrels, the
L4on8 Club black-face show,
will be given to raise funds to
assist schools in providing free
lunches to needy students.
The show will open Friday
night, April 11, at the Waynes
ville Township high school and
return the following Friday to
the East Waynesville school.
Proceeds from these perfor
mances will he, divided among
the schools of the Waynesville
district, where a goal of $1,000
has been set to fulfill the mini
On Tuesday night, April 15,
the minstrel .will be given at
the Crabtree-lron Duff high
chool,. and on - Wednesday,
April 16, at Fines Creek high
school, both shows scheduled
to begin at 8 o'clock. School
officials at both communities
will handle all financial mat
ters relating to the minstrel
and devote the entire proceeds
to their respective free lunch
An original scrip has been
prepared by Joe Casabella,
director of the minstrel, with
the accent on humor, music and
dancing. Herbert Buchanan,
the Interlocutor, will spar with
four end men in a battle of
wise cracks, Jim Killian, Tony
Davis, Richard Gerringer and
O. R. Roberts; and introduce
the other special acts.
(Continued on Page Eight)
J. E. Massie has been named
chairman to direct the 14th annual j Mrs. Margaret Squires Roper,
Easter Seal Sale for the Waynes- j former supervisor of public health
ville area, which is conducted an-1 nursing of the district health de
nually under the auspices of the i partment was the guest speaker at
North Carolina Leage for Crippled I the regular monthly meeting of the
Children, and is sponsored locally J staff conference of the district
by the Rotary Club this year. j health department, which was held
The goal set for the area will be j in the lawyers' room in the court
a sale of 20,000 seals, with plans i house here on Thursday,
to make the sales through the j Mrs. Roper talked on the pro
schools, with both the students and ject which she worked on in Obion
faculty members conducting sales, county. Tenn.. on Family life, dis-
The money derived from this sale j cussing the social and health prob
each year is donated toward help-ilems which were met during the
ing crippled children by-supplying i period.
corrective shoes, braces, crutches,! Following the talk by Mrs. Rop
wheel chairs, transportation tOjer. there was a general discussion
clinics for treatment, to hospitals, of the problems in this area, which
and to give surgical and convales-j will have to be handled by the staff,
cent care. " ' Presiding during the all-day ses-
Persons who may not be con- j sion at different periods on the
tacted through the schools are ask-1 program were Dr. Mary Michal,
ed to stop bv the Park Theater district health officer and Mrs
For Drunk Driving
Taylor M. MeCracken. 22, of Itt.
1, Waynesville. was indicted for
driving under the influence of in
toxicating liquor following the
smash-up of a 1936 Ford coupe
about 11 p.m. Saturday. .
As reported by State Highway
Patrolman O. R. Roberts, the
coupe got out of its driver's control
just east of the county hospital
along highway 19-23, running olf
the road and tearing down a fence
;md light pole. With MeCracken in
the car was Joseph J. Sanford, its
owner. No one was injured.
Jerry Rogers Joins
Local Police Force
Jerry Rogers yesterday after
noon began duty with the Waynes
ville police force, filling a vacancy
caused by the resignation of Police
man Hub Ruff who plans to devote
full time to his taxi business.
Policeman Rogers has, since
Dec. 9, been chief of police at
Clyde. During the past nine years
he has occupied a number of simi
lar positions, at Canton. Hazel
wood, and Clyde. His home is in
Roberts Tells Of
Decline In Haywood
.. "The day you think you can
drive without having an accident,
is the time to look out, because
chances are you'll have an accident
before long." J'atholman O. R.
Roberts told Rotarians here Fri
1 day us he discussed safety on the
Minor infractions of the law
cause heavy losses of property, the
i patrolman pointed out. Failing to
i give proper signals for turning,
i and slopping causes the most small j
"Drinking, driving drunk, and
speeding cause most all the serious
j accidents," the patrolman contin
"Our records show that in 80
per cent of the 15 fatal accidents.
I in Haywood last year, that alcohol J
in some form was the direct result!
i of the crash. ;
1 "A drunken driver is the most ,
dangerous thing on the highway,",
! he continued. :
The patrolman pointed out that j
patrolmen had arrested at least
am) in the county in the past two
years for improper lights.
Patrolman Roberts commended
The Mountaineer for the educa
tional program on safety on the
highways. "We feel that the fine
record accomplished thus far this
year is due in a large measure to
the publicity, and work of The
Mountaineer in keeping constantly
before the public the accidents and
record of the county," he said.
The Rotary club voted to hold
their meetings in the private din
ing room of Patrick's Cafeteria. I
Speakers And Enter
At least 500 persons are expected
to attend the big Farm Water
System display which will open to
the public by 10 o'clock Wednes
day morning at the Waynesville
Armory and remain available for
inspection through the afternoon.
All kinds of water systems to
serve people from wells or springs
will be shown, offering the latest
equipment in that field.
People who attend are not obli
gated to purchase anything, empha
sizes county agent Way ne C'orpcn
ing, who has organized the exhi
bition. All rural folks who need
a water system, or household and
barn plumbing fixtures, are urged
lo attend as a good chance to look
over the different equipment avail
able and. decide what will best
meet their requirements.
Dealers are advised that the
Armory will be open today, and
they may place their displays now
if they wish to do so.
Speakers from the state exten
sion service and TVA will describe
the advantages of different type
systems, Howard M. Ellis, agricul
tural engineer; Pauline E. Gordon,
home management specialist: and
Elmer Daniel, TVA engineer.
Jonathan Woody, president of tin
local bank, also will make a brief
Musical entertainment will be
i provided by the WTIIS double
quartet, and all persons who attend
the display will be eligible for priz
es, to be given on the drawing of
This is the best opportunity the
rural people will have to select the
right kind of water system," coni
tnentsMr.' Cdrpettthg. "There i
no shortage of eqiripnrpnt. alid peo
ple who want a good water system
can order one Wednesday if they
want to. You'll have plenty of lime
to look around and pick out exactly
what you need."
The Haywood county
clinics which are being
by the county health department
and will cover a two months period
before completion, were inaugur
ated last Friday when clinics won
j conducted at the Rock Hill and
'Maggie Schools, with Mis. Hubv
! Bryson and Mrs. Elaine Gill, lb
wood county public health nurses
i in charge.
i The schedule for this Heck vvi!1
I include the following: Thurs'I.w.
'the 3rd. at the Cecil school build
ing at 9:00 a.m.: at the Chimp
school at 11:00 o'clock the -.nn-day.
and at the Bethel school m
1:00 p.m. the afteronon of the 3rd.
For Friday the cilnics will be a
follows: Saunook school at 9:00 a m
and the Allen's Creek school clinic
will be conducted at 10:30 a.m.
On Monday, the 7th the clinic
will be conducted at Beavcrdam
school. Other clinics will be an
Mothers are urged to bring all
children of pre-school age to the
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i ,.lii. ; ,i,, ,i i.
-i"i.o UJ V1UC1 II1HI Nltl 1)1
given immunizations required li
The club also received the resig
nation of Stanley Brading as secre
tary, as he is moving away. The
board of directors met and nomi
nated another secretary, and he
will he voted on Friday by the club.
where seals will be on sale.
To Meet Tonight
The mayor and board of alder
men of Hazelwood will hold their
regular meeting for April tonight,
reports Rudolph Carswell, town
One major item of business will
be to open the gate for candidates
to enter the municipal election
arena by setting dates and fees for
filing. Pre-season rumors indicate
a lively political race before the
May 6 election.
No candidates have yet filed for
office in Waynesville, it was re
ported at the town hall yesterday
Eight Pet Dairy Drivers
Get No-Accident Awards
Eight drivers for Pet Dairy a drop of approximately 58 per
Products company were presented i cent in employ ee-injury accidents,
safety awards and cash prizes on ; A. A. Boot he. with the sales de
their record of no vehicle accidents partment of the Johnson City.
Elaine Gill, who serve Haywood for one or more years at a safety j Tenn. Pet central otriee. was in
county: Mrs. Jessie Lollis. of Brev- meeting held at the local plant on j charge of the meeting. Also present
i March 21. was Perry Hunter of Johnson Citv.
Drivers earning the award were ; an insurance representative, who
Wilson Mcdford, Granville Mull ' credited the improvement in the
the laws of the state for school
entrance for the fall terms.
Mothers of younger children
arc also urged to attend and re
ceive advice on the various immu
nizations recommended for chil
dren from a few months to six
years of age.
ma MeCracken. district supervisor
of nurses. '
Public health nurses attending j
the meeting were in addition to ,
Mrs. Howard Bryson and Mrs. J
ard, Mrs. Lina Padgett, of Sylva.
Miss Doris Hicks, of Bryson City
and Miss Mary P. Oliver, of Cher
okee Reservation. Attending as spe
cial guest during the day were Miss
Mary Margaret Smith and Miss
Helen Smith, Haywood county
AT MANAGER'S MEETING
J. L. Edwards, manager of Pet
Dairy Products Company here, was
in Johnson City, Tenn., attending
a meeting of managers of the Pet
Roy Tuttle. Albert Gibson. Clin
ton Truit', Earl Gibble. Brice
Crawford, and James Glance. In ad
dition to pins showing the number
of years of safe driving, they re
ceived cash awards ranging from
$10 to $25.
J. L. Edwards, plant manager,
announced that the company's 1946
figures showed a reduction of al
most 50 per cent in vehicle acci
dents over 1945, and that there was
company record to an intensified
program of safety and the whole
hearted cooperation of the com
It was pointed out that, while
the accident figures declined here
a recent National Safety Council
report showed that there has been
a national increase in motor ve
hicle fatalities of 19 per cent and
no change in the rate of occupa
Record For 1347
Injured - 11
(This Information Conwilrd
From Records of Stale High
USED CARS Lyda Motor Co.
es, All Brands of Farm Water Systems at The All-Day Display Wednesday in The Local Armory