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Published Twice-a-Weck In The County Scat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
bYEAIl NO. 32 EIGHT PAGES Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1947
S3. (HI In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Irs And Repair-!
ins li;ivc been ro
il ending tire nation-
workers sirinc, uui
facials arc expressing
i steclworkers agree-
cents an liour wage
ounced during the
Id serve as a pattern
aliona! Federation of
fcrkers walkout, which
tan its thud wck.
al officials and the
Kent. Joseph ucirne.
xican Telephone and
fcipan.v had ioki mew
nccot i;it ions that a
Ip offer would be made
al pattern was estali-
Itcrn of l.i wins a"
lie oasie raises ni 11:2
per hour, has been
linions and companies
packing, rubber,, au-
She past lour months.
Intcd to the Western
Irapli company s live
'token' wage boost
the telephone work-
ipkin, manager of the
xchange, reports that
is unchanged here.
tors and the two re
maintaining a 100 per
Sons Horn Asheville
Charlotte are assist
hagement in placing
tails and maintenance
pig two operators on
the day and one at
hi made by Governor
jiairman of the South-
conference, to settle
iek. He reported eon
Dumas of Atlanta,
southern Bell, and
of Atlanta, official
m Federation of Tel-
i. proposing that both
prst on a method of
nd that the strikers
jobs immediately so
would be restored
ftlement was in prog-
reported that they had
the day before and
on Page Eight)
The Mountaineer liv
ipril 21 - DecreasinP
Ndy today. Partly
toril 22 - Fair with
lr afternoon tempera-
Pd ly the staff of the
pi III I;
P'il" this issue of
ldineer, four ,
res will join the
" s and Skeeter,
aId Duck and nth
poll Every TW
JU 8 Presentation f
Cr - '
f an on the
or of v . d"
me Strike End
intain Full ourreni ju
t Here into 3rd Sunday, 27, From
12:30 to 5:30 A. M.
Tlic electrical current will be
off in Waynesville, Hazelwood.
Lake Junaluska, Balsam, Clyde
and all rural areas in the coun
ty from Balsam to Clyde on
Sunday morning, April 27th
from 12:30 A.M. to 5:30 A.M.
according to an announcement
by the Carolina Tower and
Light Company yesterday.
The interruption of service
is for the purpose of mainten
ance work on the lines that
could not be done safely with
out cutting off the current.
Tlip officials pointed out the
fact that having the current off
at half-hour past midnight to
early morning would not in
convenience many people, and
this was the reason given for
11 Counties Meet At
At 10 a.m.
Representatives from 32 Presby
terian churches arc expected to ar
rive here today fas the spring meet
ing ot'tbi staeVaiitf Presbytery,
which will be held in the Waynes
ville Presbyterian church, with the
Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson, as
host pastor and stated clerk of
The sessions will open at the lo
cal church at 10 a. m. with a ser
mon by a minister appointed by
the retired moderator, Ruling El
der O. L. Merchant of the Swan
nanoa church, followed by commu
nion service administered by the
Rev. C. G. Davis, D. D., of the
Asheville First church, and the
Rev. H. B. Dendy, D. D., of the
Ministers of the Presbyterian
church in 11 counties of southwest
crn North Carolina, together with
one layman from each of the
churches, are members of the body
which is scheduled to receive three
new ministers, hear annual reports
elect commissioners to the meeting
of the Presbyterian general assem
bly to convene at Montreat, May
29, and transact other routine busi
A moderator and temporary
clerk will be elected immediately
after a memorial service to the late
Rev. R. F. Campbell, D. D., which
will follow the communion service
Dr. Campbell was a charter member
of the Presbytery when it was set
up in 1897 and served continuously
as chairman of the home committee
and in many other ways.
It is expected that the pastors
elect of the Brevard and Malvern
Hills Presbyterian churches will be
present to be received into the
Presbytery and also that the Rev,
John R. Williams,- general evange
list of the church, who makes his
home in Hendersonvillc, will also
ask for membership in the body.
The Rev. Walter Baldwin, for
mcrly a chaplain in the United
States Army, and now a graduate
student at Princeton Theological
seminary, pastor-elect at Brevard,
will be present as will the Rev. C.
C. West, formerly a ehsDlain in
the United States Army, now pas
tor at Cornelia, Ga., and pastor-
eiect of Malvern Hills.
Sermon, On 27th
The baccalaureate sprmon
the graduating class of the Bethel
nigh school will be given at the
First BaDtist phunh in Pinlnn nn
April 27 at 7:30 o'clock, according
to an announcement from the
The Rev. 1L A.'KpIIv. nastnr nf
the church wfii nrAorh f Via satv
on. There will also be special
music for the baccalaureate ser
mon. CoiUfnpnrpmont Ai-nlcoa uHlT fw
held OO Fridav eVeniniT Mav 2. at
O'clock In- th liloh hnnl audi.
twlum, with the program to be an
nounced later. - V' : j
: " .iiuMUKniiiqwiniiitiiM
WILLIAM MEDFORD, local at
torney, and Veteran of World War
II. who was unanimously elected to
head the Waynesville Post of the
American Legion al the meeting
Friday night at Legion Home.
Legion and Auxiliary
Hold Joint Session in
Observance of Pan
William Mcdford. local attorney.
veteran of World War 11, who serv
ed for three years in the U. S
Navy, and senator from this area
in the recent session of the General
Assembly, was elected commander
of the local post of the American
Legion at the meeting held Friday
night. Mr. Mcdford succeeds D. F.
Others elected to serve with Mr.
Mcdford on Friday evening were
First vice cornmanderwJanies". H.
Howell, Jr., second vice command
er, Howell Crawford, and third viee
commander, Ernest Edwards; post
adjutant. Fred Campbell. All offi
cers were unanimously elected.
The other officers will be chosen
at the next meeting of the post,
with R. R. Campbell serving as
(Continued on Page Eight)
Sylva Taxi Man
Killed, Wife Is
Jack Hall, J, sylva taxi oper
ator, was found bludgeoned to
death in his automobile on a lonely
side road to Dillsboro and his wife
was unconscious and critically in
jured in the same car early Thurs
Little chance was given for her
life by physicians at C. J. Harris
Community hospital. Town and
county authorities were without
clues, and a jury called by Coroner
C. W. Dill found that the death
blows had been "at the hands of
a person or persons unknown, using
a blunt instrument."
The couple had been seen last
on the streets of Sylva about 10:30
Wednesday night. In Hall's pock
ets $387 was found.
tEXAS Cnr, Texas Hundreds
rorfted the Texas City waterfront.
pany, which was in the middle of the
No New Men
George IJischolT An
nounces Candidacy for
Alderman at Hazel
wood With the dead line for tiling to
day, no new candidates luid en
tered the race for local office in
Waynesville. it was reported yes
terday afternoon at the town hall.
In Hazelwood. however, George
A. IJischolT filed Saturday for a
place on the board of aldermen
Candidates at Hazelwood have until
0:30 p. m. Saturday lo enter their
names on the May (i election bal
lot, stales the (own clerk, Rudolph
Mr. Hiseholl s entry rounded the
Hazelwood candidates to an even
dozen, including all iiiciiiIhts of
(he present administration. Mayor
Clyde Fisher is being opposed lor
re-election by Furman Tate. Al
dermen K. L. Prevost. Grady li.
Smith and Carl Swangcr have as
opponents Nathan Hill. Ed Greer,
John Wyatl. Leonard Woodard, B.
11. Holland, Tom Garrett and Mr.
HisehofT, with the possibility of
John Blalock. Iniildinu contractor,
becoming another strong candi
date. In addition to town ollieials,
Hazelwood voters will decide
whether lo authorize a $50,000
bond issue for si reel, water and
The nine candidates for office in
Waynesville as of Monday are. for
mayor, J. H. Way. Jr., incumbent,
and Comdr. W Henry Lee: for al
dermen. L. M. Killian, T. L. Hram
lett, T. Guy Massie, Dr. Thomas
Stringfield, T. Henry Gaddy, Mack
Pace and Asbury Howell.
Of Wake Students
Glenn Brown of Clyde was elect
ed vice-president of the Wake For
est College student hody in the
campus election Wednesday
Brown, a law student, polled a
003 to 505 victory over Wilbur
Doyle for his place in the student
government next year Horace
Kornegay of Greenshoro. also from
the law school, was elected presi
dent. Hereford Bull Sale
Friday At Asheville .
Several Haywood county stock
men are planning to attend the
second annual registered Hereford
Bull Sale, Friday afternoon, at the
new warehouse on Riverside Drive.
Asheville. Eighteen young bulls,
raised by North Carolina breeders,
will be sold at auction by Harry
The sale is sponsored by the
North Carolina Hereford Breeders
Association. It will begin at 12:30
Die In Texas City Explosions
of persons were killed Wednesday
This photo shows fire still burning
jMigfli SuH(0)l Mao
Jefferson Day Dinner
At Raleigh Is Attended
liy Several From
Senator Clyde I! Hoey high
lighled the Jefferson Day dinner
held by North Carolina Democrats
al the Sir Walter lialcinh hotel Sat
urday night with the prediction
that President Truman would be
re-eletled in I94H.
"The American people." he de
clared lo the throng of 550 party
leaders, "hove had enough" of the
Republicans since they gained con
trol of Congress last November,
and are ready to shift back lo the
Those from Haywood county who
attended the dinner included State
Senator William Mcdford, Mr. and
Mrs. V. K. ISrowii, Hub Hull and
National Committeeman Wiikins
P. Ilorton of Piltsboro, presided as
loastmasler and introduced the
guests from Washington. Gover
nor Cherry presented the Tar Heel
senators and during his introduc
tory remarks complimented the
General Assembly for passing leg
islation that will have "a lasting
and beneficial effect on the future
of North Carolina.
Fermate Use Will
Four demonstrations in the use
of Fermate lo protect tobacco beds
against the plant disease, blue
mold, will be held Wednesday bv
! Wayne Corpcning, count v agent.
and Dr. Luther Shaw, tobacco spe
cialist with the Mountain Experi
The demonstrations will he held
at .1. L. Singleton's farm on Jona
than ( reek, at 10 a. m : at T. C.
Davis' farm in Iron Duff, at II
a in.; al .1 H. Rogers' place in
Crahtree. at 2 p. m ; and at Mark
Ferguson's farm in Fines Creek, al
3 30 p. in. All farmers in each
township are invited to attend.
The demonstration will include
taking the Fermate and mixing it'
for use as either a spray or dust..'
and the correct method of apply
ing it lo tlie plains.
Demonstrations will be sched
uled in other townships about the
county shortly, announces the
Mrs Fred Martin is in New York'
where she is visiting her daughter,!
Miss Eloise Martin, who is study
ing dancing. i
when a series of explosions
at tne Monsanto onemicai com
Central Press Photo
Musicians Enter State Contest
RAY ROGERS JK MORKOW
r.iiTMi, imm-fiinri mi i.mi-.-r - inri-rninil W , .
Calip St an berry Jenkins. (i5. na
tive of Haywood county, and for
the past year jailer, at the county
jail, died suddenly Monday morn
ing around 9:30 o'clock from a
heart altack. Mr. Jenkins had not
been well for several days, hut had
can n il on his regular work.
Hi' was standing al the window
ol the hall leading to the jail when
he was stricken, talking to depu-I
ties Wade McDaniel and J. W. Pal-j
ton. He asked the former to gel him j
to the hospital at once, anil ini- j
mediately became unconscious. A
doctor was called at once but his j
death occurred before the doctor
Mr. Jenkins was the son ol C. I.. I
i and Sarah Jenkins, of the Jonathan
Creek section of t lie county. He!
had resided in Jackson county for
a number of ycUirs. and prior lo
making his home in Waynesville
had lived in the Cove Creek sec
The funeral arrangements, with i
the Crawlord funeral home in
charge were not completed as The !
Mountaineer went lo press
Surviving are two daughters.
Charlotte and Margaret, both of
Washington; two sons, Roosevelt
Jenkins of Wilmont. and Ray Jen
kins of Arizona: live brothers, Will.
Gastonia, Caesar and Vincent of
Cove Creek. Parker of Hazelwood
and Bob Jenkins of Waynesville.
R.F.D. No. 2: two sisters, Mrs.
James Hunter of Hazelwood, and
Mrs. Emma Ewart, of Waynesville,
R.F.D. No. 2, and eight grandchil
dren. Committees Begin
Three meetings have been sched
uled for this week of school dis
trict committees for the election of
teachers lo serve during the 1947
48 term. Members of the Bethel
district committee met Monday, the
Crabtree-lron Duff group meets
today, and the Fines Creek com
mittee will meet Wednesday, in
the board of education office
Dates are being set for the oth
er three commitees to elect teach
ers in their respective districts as
soon as possible, reports Supt. Jack
More Than 1,200
Books Of Town
By noon Saturday the regis
tration hooks of Waynesville held
1,218 names of persons who are
eligible to vote in the May 6th
municipal election, it was re
ported by .1. Hayes Alley, reg
istrar. Several hundred oilier persons
who are eligible have until this
coming Saturday to register.
The honk is being kept at the
clerk of court's office in the
courthouse and is open to regis
tration from !) a. in. to 5 p. m.
each day through Friday and
from !l a. m. to H p. m. Saturday,
after which they close.
All persons over 21 years who
have resided in North Carolina
for 12 months and in Waynesville
lor lour months are eligible to
Indicate Big. Year
Fcr North Carolina
ItALEIGI! Inquiries about va
eaitons in m I li Carolina are run
ning 500 per winking day at the
State I i is i ' i ol Advertising and
News, it was announced today, a
rate which is about 10 per cent
above the same pace last year. A
peak ol 1.000 inquiries per day is
anticipated by the Division within
30 days as the full effect of the
"come early" display advertising
, campaign is felt.
Nearly 12.000 inquiries had been
' received in the first quarter of
1047. with every state and 47 for
eign countries represented New
I York, as usual, led tbe lisl of in
quirers, followed by Pennsylvania,
! Illinois and Ohio in lhat order.
Canada furnished 173 letters and
The Division said the rate of in
quiries is picking up faster than
was the case last year, and pre
dicted the movement of vacation
ists to the beaches and mountains
would start about it wo weeks earli
er than usual. A number of resorts
both in the east and west have an
nounced earlier opening dates.
North Carolina's tourist advertis
ing campaign this year, as last, is
largely devojted to stretching the
vacation Season so as to more fully
utilize existing facilities. I
Four Students Will
Compete as Soloists In
Approximately 85 musicians from
Waynesville Township high school
will enter I he North Carolina
music contest, which will be held
today through Friday at Greens
boro. The 49 piece high school band,
one of the two class B organizations
to receive the rating of one during
the district contest at Asheville
during March: the mixed chorus
with a membership of 42 and the
girls chorus of 30 voices the only
groups from Western North Caro
lina in the class B division, will
participate. In addition, four of the
students will enter the solo con
tests. Aaron Hyatt will compete with
the tenors, and also in the instru
mental division with the tenor sax
ophone. Three other instrumental
soloists who were given the highest
rating in the district contest are
Theresa Alley, pianist; Ray Rog
ers, trombone: and Joe Morrow,
Charles Isley, music instructor
and band director, lists the follow
ing students who were expected to
enter the state competition:
Mixed chorus spranos: Betty
June McCracken, Hilda Dotson.
Mary Jane Rogers, Betty Sawyer.
Elsie Glavich, Nellie Muse, Belly
Ann Matney. Dorothy Norris. Dol
ores UnflerwnnH .lown M,wl,
Marie Strange. Barbara Hale. Gave
' Howell, Betty Franklin, Jane Mc
Cracken, Barbara Milner, Jean
I West. Anna Jo Miller, and Mary
Altos Joyce Reams. Betty Mi
jClure. Janet Abel, Janie Franklin,
Dorothy Calhoun, Polly Tipton, and
i Eugenia Boone.
1 Tenors Bob Ferguson. Aaron
'Hyatt. Jack Kelly. Paul Franklin,
land II. C. Turner.
J Basses Ray Rogers, Jimmy Gen
try, Bob York, Bill Reams. Dai
I win Jordan. Cecil Fore. Early Hog
len, Ned Burress, Wayne Frank
llin. Larry Gaddy. and Joe Love,
j The chorus will be chaperoned
during their visit to Greensboro hv
Mrs. Cary McCracken and Mrs, T.
Members of the high school band
instrumental sections are: flutes -Mary
Ann Massie, Eugenia Boom',
and Joe Fortner; Piccolo Joe Fort
ner; Oboe Joe Morrow.
Clarinets Mary Osborne. Dor
othy Gaddis, Jimmy Galloway . Mo
selle Liner, Kathryn Hyatt. Vivian
Watkins. Joan Morris. Marion El
lis Howell. Lillian Knox Medford.
Anne Bisehoff, Mildred Mcdford.
and Elizabeth Davis: bass clarinet
Nina McClure; alto clarinet -Betty
Alto sax H. C. Turner. Brent
Chapman, Mark Rogers; tenor sax
Aaron Hyatt, Dan Watkins; cor
nets Carol Underwood. Sammie
Wiggins, Tommy Curtiss, George
Garrett. Frank James. Alice Marie
Burgin, Robert Massie and Betty
Sawyer; french horns Joyce
Reams. Betty Noland. Dorothy
Caldwell, and Donald Whisenhunt.
Baritone horns Robert Russell
and Bobby Owen; trombones Ray
Rogers. Bill Richeson. and Dervl
Davis: basses Paul Franklin and
William Hightower; percussion
Theresa Alley, Hilda Dotson. Ruth
Inman. Jack Kelley, Gene Liner
and Donny Leatherwood.
Record For 1947
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