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The Waynesville Mountaineer
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Published Twice-a Week In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, APRIL 25, 1947
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Ldidates, David Cabe
lelmet, filed for places
Isville board of alder
fflecttd in the May 6
Iction, and Comdr. W.'
withdrew his candi
ror prior (o the filing
Mayor J. H. Way, Jr.,
for re-election, and
the race for board
including two present
L. Bramlct and L. M.
third member, Hugh
7 Caddy, T. Guy Mas
llowell. Dr. Thomas
lr Cabe and Mr. Fel-
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In Hazelwood Town
Clarence A. Scruggs and How
ard PassmOre were added to,, the
lisT-of candidate! for places on the
HazeTwood bod of aldermen, it
was reported, at. noon, .Thursday by
Rudolph Carswell, town clerk.
Meanwhile the list of eligible
voters has swelled from 620 to
849 during the pre-elction regis
tration. The deadline both for reg
istration and the filing of candi
dates is 6:30 p. m. Saturday.
Two others announced their
candidacy for alderman, James A.
Cochran and Earl D. Conard, early
this week. However, both with
drew yesterday, leaving 12 in the
field as prospective town fathers
and two. in the .race for mayor.
Eligible candidates to date arc
for mayor: Clyde Fisher and Fur
man Tate; for alderman: R. L. Pro
vost, Grady R. Smith, Nathan Hill.
ICd Greer, John Wyatt, Leonard
Woodard, Carl Swangcr, George A.
BisehofT, B. 11. Holland, Tom Gar
rett, Howard Passmore and Clar
ence A. Scruggs.
Seek Funds For
Charles Ray will leave Monday
for Washington to confer with
Park officials on plans for a pre
liminary hearing before the senate
appropriations committee. An ef
fort will be made to restore funds
for the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park in the budget for the
Department of Interior.
A senate committee recently cut
the appropriations by thirty per
cent on park service.
Percey Ferbee, president ol
Western North Carolina Commun
ities, and Francis Heazel, of Ashe
ville, will accompany Mr. Ray to
Lions Net Over 5,000
School Lunches By Show
Approximately $1,100 has
been taken In from the four
performances of Cotton Blos
som Minstrels, it is reported
by Lawrence Leatherwood.
treasurer of the Waynesville
All profits will go to provid
ing free lunches to needy stu
dents for the remainder of the
present school year.
Another show will be given
Thursday night. May 1, in the
Bethel high school auditorium,
ending the series of perform
ances. Mr. Leatherwood states that
all expenses have not yet been
turned tn to the club, but esti
mates that the final report will
show approximately $800 to
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Seven File For Office
In Clyde; Harris And
Candidates for office in the
Clyde municipal election on May
6 include Mayor Bill Harris, who
is unopposed Tor re-election, arid
four who have announced for al
dermen: Glenn A. Brown, Jarvis
Campbell, Clayton Mehaffey and
Mr. Brown is the only present
member of the board who has filed.
Jack West and Claud Jones have
announced that they will not seek
Two have filed for the position as
police judge, D. M. Cagle, Jr., and
Frisby Is Charged
With Theft of Auto
mobile After Arrest
,1. C. Frisby, 24, of Marion, is
lodged in the Haywood county jail
after being arrested at 12:45 a. m.
Thursday on a charge of auto theft
while attempting to escape Police
men Paul Gough and Bill Sawyer
by hiding in a culvert on East
Only a short distance away was
David Underwood's 1946 Packard,
which apparently had been pushed
down the hill from the owner's res
idence. The ignition switch was
found torn out and an attempt had
been underway to straight-wire the
current. Tools and a flashlight
were found with Frisby when he
was taken by the officers, in the
culvert, and a cap identified as his
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ward the lunch program in the
Waynesville district schools:
$64 in Crabtree-Iron Duff; and
$140 at Fines Creek.
When the Lions originally
investigated the advisability of
assisting the schools finance
the lunch program, the club
agreed to . sponsor a stated
number of students in each
school of the Waynesville dis-
paying 15 cents per day
each student's meal.
Through the minstrel, they
raised enough money to pay
for 5,300 free meals.
Good sized crowds have seen
the show at Waynesville town
ship high school, Crabtree,
Fines Creek and East Waynes
ville, with a total attendance
of approximately 1,500 persons.
To Register For Town Elections - Waynesville, Hazelwood, Canton,
Contract Calls For
Three Signs 8 By 12
A contract has been given by
the Chamber of Commerce for five
modern highway signs, to be erect
ed immediately. The details of
the transaction were worked out
here Monday night by a special
committee meeting at Patrick's
Three of the signs will be 8 by
12 feet, and painted in colors with
Scotchlight, which will make them
easily read at night. Two smaller
signs, also in Scotchlight, will be
erected calling attention to the
One of the 8 by 12-foot signs will
be placed at the intersection"" of
the new Lake road and highway
19-23. Another will be placed at
the intersection of highway No.
284 and the new Lake road. The
third large sign will be placed
either at Ecusta or near Dillsboro.
showing the distance to Waynes
ville. All signs will have large red
arrows with Waynesville and Haz
elwood across them. The arrows
will point in the direction of the
two towns and indicate the mile
age. A special committee were at
work this week soliciting funds for
the project, and reported much
success in their efforts.
Theresa Alley, Bob
Matthews Win Honors
Approximately 5.00(1 young mu
sicians from over North Carolina
have taken part in the 20th annual
state contest which concludes to
day at Greensboro.
Invididual honors were won by
Ihrec Haywood county students
during the instrumental recitals
Tuesday. Clarence Morrow of St.
John's received the rating of one
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Meets Here On Tuesday
Annual Reports Are
Heard By Church
The one-day session of Ashc
ville Presbytery adjourned at the
Waynesville Presbyterian church at
5:30 p.m., Tuesday, after elect
ing commissioners to the general
assembly, adopting an overture to
that body asking for withdrawal
from the Federal Council of the
Churches of Christ in America, ap
pointing two new committees, re
ceiving three ministers and trans
Haywood Baptist Women
Holding Annual Meeting
At Aliens Creek Today
The annual meeting of the Worn
ans Missionary Union of the Hay
wood Baptist Association will be
held at the Aliens Creek church
at 10 o'clock on Friday, April 25.
The devotional will be conduct
ed by Miss Gretchen Johnson, fol
lowed by reports from various de
partments. Mrs. Maurice Brooks
of Canton, is superintendent.
Mrs. Joe Liner will report on
mission study and Mrs. M. K.
Hipps will make a report on stew
ardship. The work of community missions
will be made by Mrs. Smiley Car
ROOFTOP 'HILLBILLIES' CAMP OUT
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WITHIN SIGHT of the Empire State Building in New York City, "hill
billies" of the Boys' Club of Boston sleep in their -fresh-air pup tents on
the rooftop of the Madison Square Boys' Club. The hardy campers visited
the city as part of National Boys' Club Week. (International)
Work This Year Planned
On Section 01 Parkway
Work Pushed For
On Main Street
Workmen are pushing construe -
i t ion on the Reeves building on
Main street, on the site of the for
mer pool room, which was dam
aged by .fire several months ago.
A modern building, 24 feet wide
and 80 feel deep is being con
structed and the contract calls for
completion of the first floor by
June 15. according to W. Hoy Fran
cis, representative for Mrs. M. II
The building will have a full
sized basement, a modern front on
the street floor, and apartments on
I he second floor.
John Norris has llir contract for
erecting the building.
acting a number of routine mat
ters pertaining to year end reports.
The meeting was presided over
by the Rev. I). O. Mclnnis, of Can
ton, who will serve until his suc
cessor is elected at the next stated
meeting to be held at Weaverville
on July 15. and the opening ser
mon was preached by the Rev. J.
R. Williams, general evangelist of
the Presbyterian church, living at
Hendersonville. who joined Ashe
ville Presbytery at this meeting.
The meeting, which was attend
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ver, and Mrs. J. II. Haynes will
report on literature.
Mrs. T. H. Parris will report on j
the W. M. U. training school and!
the Margaret Fund.
The principal talk of the meet
ing will be by Miss Bertha Smith,
missionary to China, who will use
as her subject, "The Fields Are
White Unto Harvest."
Miss Ruth Provence, of Raleigh,
will talk on the subject "Take the
Task He Gives You Gladly."
The closing meditation of the
program of the meeting will be
conducted by Mrs. J. R. Morgan.
Engineers To Begin
Surveys Shortly On
Balsantfo Soco Gap
Bids will be received until May
8 for completion of an eight-mile
section of the Blue Ridge Parkway
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chell and highway 70 at Otcen.
according to a press announcement
Funds not used from last year's
appropriation to the public roads
administration allow a total of $2,
500,000 to be spent on the park
way in Western North Carolina
Since three miles of the stretch
to be completed remains to be
graded, and a stone base is re
quired for the entire section, it is
anticipated that more than a year
will pass before the eight-mile
stretch is opened to traffic.
Originally the deadline for con
tractors to submit bids was April
24, but this was extended two more
weeks to allow ample time for the
bidding. Another project, for which
a $425,000 contract was let last
year, is to complete the paving
of the parkway from Linville to
(he vicinity of Mout Mitchell.
Engineers also are expected to
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In Full Bloom
The 10.000 tulips on the farm
of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Campbell on
the Soco Gap road will be in full
bloom Sunday, and the public is
invited to see the array of colors.
Mr. Campbell said the tulips
will be at their best on Sunday.
The public is invited to see the
All But 500 Of Haywood
Servicemen Are Released
During their six and one-half
years of existence, the draft
boards of Haywood county
handed registration cards to
9.203 men, of whom 3,967 eith
er volunteered or were induct
ed for active duty with the na
tion's armed services.
The Office of Selective Serv
ice Records, as the draft board
office now is called, records
656 men who are in 1-C classi
fication either still on active
duty or who belong to reserve
corps. It is estimated that ap
proximately 500 of this group
are active members of the
Registrants of all classifica
tions handled by the Waynes
ville draft board from October
Waynesville Post Oilice
Will Remain Open Until
10 P. El Alter Nay 1st
John L. Lewis Bolsters
Strikers With Gift of
The telephone situation remain
ed the same in Waynesville yester
day, with all emergency calls, both
local and long distance being put
None of the 27 workers wlio went
out on strike three weeks ago had
gone back to work as of noon
Thursday, according to Mrs. Laura
Reardon, chief operator, in charge
of the oilice.
A number of workers are return
ing daily in AsheviUe, it was learn
ed from J. Lovell Smith, district
manager, who was here on busi
ness. "Of the sixteen exchanges in the
Asheville district, all are operat
ing normally with the exception of
Waynesville. Asheville and Mor
ganton. A number of workers have
also gone back in Morganton," Mr.
"Since Mrs. Keardon was the
only person left in the Waynes
ville office at the lime of the
strike, we scut in a number from
Asheville and Charlotte to assist
her in taking care of all emergency
calls." Mr. Smith continued.
"The patrons of this community
have been very co-operative, and
we deeply appreciate their attitude
and willingness to work with us,"
Mr. Smith continued.
The Waynesville workers are
members of the Asheville union,
which is headed by C. O. Deas, as
Lewis Gives Phone
Thursday, another sidelight in
the telephone strike took place
when John L. Lewis, upon receiv
ing a $2,800,000 refund of a $3,
500,000 contempt fine imposed
against his United Mine Workers,
promptly contributed $100,000 to
striking telephone workers.
The check for $100,000 was de
livered to officers of the NFTW
within an hour after Federal Dis
trict Judge Goldsborough refund
ed the miners' fine. The money,
according to C. W. Werkau, NFTW
strike director, will pay for fuel,
food, rent and doctor bills for
Change In Bethel
The hour has been changed for
(he baccalaureate sermon of the
Bethel high school which was an
nounced, for 7:30 o'clock Sunday
evening at the First Baptist church
in Canton. Instead the sermon
will be delivered at 3 o'clock in
the afternoon of Sunday the 27th.
in the high school auditorium.
Rev. It. A. Kelley, pastor of the
First Baptist church of Canton will
preach the sermon and there will
be special music for the annual
Commencement exercises will be
conducted on the following Friday
evening May 2, at 8 o'clock in the
high school auditorium with the
program in full announced later.
1940 through March 1947. to
taled 4,416, and for the Canton
area board were 4,787. There
were 1.795 men registered with
the Waynesville board who en
tered active duty and 2,172
Of the 3.967 Haywood men
who joined the Army, Navy
and Marine Corps, records in
dicate that 3,155 have now re
turned to civilian life.
Col. Hugh Caveness of the
state selective service records
office is expected to come here
next week to take charge of
the final disposition of Hay
wood county's draft records,
which will be sent to Raleigh
and later consolidated in a na
Schedule For Longer
Hours Is Announced
The lobby of the Waynesville
Post office will remain open until
ten o'clock each night. startiiiK
May first. Postmaster J. H. Howell
said yesterday. Workmen put spe
cial locks on tile two front doors
The police department of
Waynesville will lock the lobby
each night at ten, thus giving pat
rons two hours more time to get to
their boxes. The lobby has been
being closed at eight through the
week, and at seven on Sundays.
Postmaster Howell said yester
day that if the public will cooper
ate in the matter, and not make the
lobby a loafing place, that he will
recommend that the closing hours
be extended over a 12 - month
period, rather than from May to
When the matter of keeping (lie
lobby open longer than eight
o'clock, the police department of
fered to lock the doors, and police
the building every thirty minutes.
Sets May 23
Annual Chamber of
Plans Laid Tuesday
Friday, May 23, has been set as
a tentative, date fu the annual
Chamber of Commerce banquet.
The decision was reached a I a
meeting of the board of direclors
Richard Bradley is general chair
man in charge of arrangement s
for the occasion. Plans are In
have the banquet at the Hazelwood
school again this year, and prep
arations are being made for .1
large attendance. Last year 3"5
C. J. Reece, president, named ;i
program committee consisting of
Charles E. Ray. C. N. Allen and
William Mcdford. Another group
in charge of tickets is composed
of R. N. Barber, Jr.. Wintrier Prc
vost, David Felmet Paul HyaK,
Paul Davis and David Underwood.
Ed Sims and Howard Clapp arc
to have charge of facilities, and
J. E. Massie is to work out tlif;
promotional material and tickels.
The tickets will be $1.50 each.
Program Tonight At
The presentation last Friday of
the play, "Dotty and Daffy," by
the senior class marked the be
ginning of commencement exer
cises at Fines Creek high school.
Tonight the elementary classes
will present a program of five
parts. They are: Welcome, by
Kate Haynes o 'the fifth grade;
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Record For 1947
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(This Information Compiled
From Record of State High