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Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1947
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27 Day Old
eration Of Radio Station Promised By August
ition of Tower,
lit and is scticciuieo
1y in June, Koren
kneral manager oi
fcdio station tola me
in making his re
ft that the latest de
thing from micro-ko-foot
for the station.
kcWiolders that in-
he station would be
ken July 15 and Au
ng on some tcchm-
completed by the
Irapleted for studios
section and trie
kitting tower will be
town. Several sites
Ictfd for the tower.
ion as soon as an
hakes a final survey
tas have not been
station, but will be
are underway to get
lional networks, for
ictal programs will
t studio but provi
ing made to carry
ote control to the
explained that a
jhigh would be used
like 10 miles of
kmld be plowed in
bund the tower to
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Recent Fire Destroys Home Near Waynesville
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Shown above are the burning remains of the two-story frame house belonging tolVillie
Watson, colored employee of the town, which was completely destroyed Friday night.
He and his wife were asleep when the fire started and she received burns before getting out
safely. A Mountaineer pnoto by Ingram s atucno.
Haywood's Leal Sales
Quality High, Acres Low
Large Refrigerated Storage Plant
Being Built At Barber's Orchard
Time In Haywood
Don't Miss It
This wci'K ma'Ks the height
of beauty in the Haywood
county apple orchards, which
offer a scene of exquisite love
liness in their showers of blos
soms of pi nk and while blend
ed into a drlicacy hard to de
scribe. Jf one had lo pay admission
fee, there would no doubt be
a stream of cars coming and
givng this week in certain
areas of the county.
While some of the orchards
report a "scattered bloom,"
others arc said to have never
presented such a perfect glory
Kveryone is urged to drive
out the Pigeon road and view
the picture of sheer beauty
that one sees from the top of
the gap overlooking the or
chards in the valley and on the
Don't miss this opportunity.
For the beauty right here in
Haywood county is equal to
pci that -one' rriwv travel hundreds '
of miles to view.
Plant Bed Failures
Last Year Caused
Value of Crop to Fall
Under $1 Million
Haywood county's 1946 to-
! bacco crop totaled I,8b0,4b4
pound:; and brought 813,728.(53
to the 1,328 growers.
These figures, as shown on mar
ket receipts returned to the coun
ty Agricultural Adjustment Ad
ministration office, reflect a loss
of 933,848 pounds of burley grown
from the previous year, with a drop
of $383,820.12 in total income. Last
year Haywood fell under a million
dollar crop after achieving it for
two straight years previously.
Quality remained high Hay
woods tobacco getting 52 cents
more per hundredweight than the
Asheville market average, and the
average price being 98 cents per
hundredweight over the 1945 aver
age. However, the decline in acres
planted, due to the shortage of
plants, spelled the difference In the
county's primary cash crop.
Where In 1945 there had been;
1,560.3 acres hilled for tobacco,
last year there were only enough
plant to Ml lM acres although
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y program will be
today by seniors at
Puff high school, it
p Lloyd C. Bryson,
pernoon, at 2:30 p
iliver the baccalau
p the 13 graduates.
lends. (This was an-
Wy as Sunday eve-
F held Sunday aft-
peroises will be held
'"day evening with
pastor, the com
Benson and James'
F E. Wilson, and
F of Canton, and
Frs of the Ashrvillp
rl"ion leave Sun
f n and a two-week
ly aboard th
At 8 O'clock
Richard Stamey and
Are Senior Class
An all-student program will be
given tonight at Bethel high school
to conclude the 1948-47 school
year, with diplomas being awarded
to 45 students in the regular senior
class and six former Gl's who have
completed a special accelerated
Richard Stamey, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Claud Stamey, is valedictori
an for the graduates and William
Whitesides, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. Whitesides, is salutatorian.
The commencement program will
begin at 8 p. m. Donald Grooms
class giftorian, will speak first, fol
lowed in order by Hilda Hargrove,
with the prophecy; Hugh Poston,
class history; and Anne Wells, re
citing the class poem. Mr. White-
sides, the principal, will award the
Special awards to
Dellwood Road Is
Hard surfacing the Junalus-ka-Dellwood
road began Thurs
day, with traffic to be blocked
for a week or 10 days, accord
ing to an announcement by the
district engineer's office, state
highway department, Ashevillr.
Vehicles traveling between
Waynesville and Dellwood are
being required to detour by way
of a marked route past Lake Ju
naluska, up highway 209 toward
Crabtree, to the left over a gravel
road to highway 289 tn Jonathan
Creek, south to Dellwood. The
highway department promises to
keep this detour route In good
The junction between the
Asheville highway and the new
road, near Lake Junaluska, will
in the Carib-
f(w Billie Carole
r "aynesv tin
F and tonight ...
--mon and eartv
P,n over the week-
I. "y the staff
Rotarians To Hear
William Medford will address
the Rotary club here today in the
Pine room of Patrick's Cafeteria,
on the subject, "The 1947 Legisla
ture " Mr. Medford was senator
..(ct,nrtinelfrom this district and sponsored a
ated House Will Store
50,000 Bushels of
Construction is underway on a
two-story refrigerated apple stor
age house at Barber's Orchard, and
when completed will he the larg
est such plant nuclei- one root in
the state. The new storage house
will have a capacity ol 50.000
bushels, it was learned from H. N.
Barber. Jr., general manager of Mir
orchard, and a partner in the busi
ness with his father, It. N. Uaiber,
Sr., who started the orchard some
40 years ago.
The building is 71 feet In 125
feet, and is of brick and steel con
struction, and is slated to he com
pleted by September 15lh.
The new storage plant joft's a
present refrigerated storage plant
which has a capacity ol 2."i.0(M)
bushels. A common storage house
nearby has a capacity ol 20,000
bushels, giving the orchard refrig
erated storage for 75,000 bushels
and the common storage
Mr. Barber said a 25-horse power
motor would operate fans to blow
the 31-degrce air over the entire
building through a scries of ducts
and coils. Special insulated doors
will be installed, in addition to a
heavy duty elevator.
A 4-inch layer of cork will be
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Judge Bobbitt Will
Open Civil Court
ROA Dinner Meet
Will Be Held Here
At 7:30 Tonight
All reserve officers in Haywood
anrl Hrliarent counties arc invited
Charlotte, will preside during thcilo attend the Ladies Night rneeiin
civil term of Haywood County Su-at 7:30 o'clock tonight In Patrick's
perior court, which opens here on : Cafeteria, of the Waynesville chap
Monday ler. Reserve Officers Associaiton.
Thirty-five r ases originally were! All who attend are urged to bring
listed on the com l calendar and six I their wives or guests,
e-iwet mi the motions docket. ! Several combat films will be
Jurors for the first week will be i shown and a speaker w ill bring i,.rm: Mi-., .Iiiiiihv
drawn fiom Marshall Messer. Jon-! perl incut information rciauog Mrs. ( I uul hogei:
Dudley Moie lie;
reserve program. Those who I
PAUL OKOC.AN, loaciipr in (he
Cecil school, was elected president
of the Haywood county ihapter.
N. C. Kducational Association, at
last wick's meeting, lie will suc
ceed Lawrence Lealherwood at the
end of the present school year.
Grogan Is Elected
Group To Be Organ
ized This Year in
Paul Grogan. teacher in the Cru-
so school, .was elected president of
the Haywood county chapter, N. C.
Kducational association, at the
regular meeting of the group last
Other new ollicers to serve dur
ing the next school year arc Mrs.
Frank Kil kpali ick, secretary; Mary
Klmore. vice-president, and Frank
The uieeting was called lo organ
ize a county-wide Classroom Teach
ers organization. Mrs. Lucille Al
len, stale president of the Class
room Teachers, was presold lo aid
in the organization.
The following officers were nom
inated to he voted on in each school
before I he end o! the present
Jones, of I Ik
White; plan to attend are requeued to
I inform Wwvne Cornenlng, county
at ban Creek; Marion B.
Beaverdam: Joe 'league
Oak: Dave I' Turner. J. lO'oyd.
Jr.. Waynesville: K. L. Wells, Pi-1 agent for Haywood, so that proper
genu; Lee Birchlield. Fast Fork; ' arrangements can be made.
Karnest F. Caldwell, Clyde; Poster.
Krady. Waynesvillc: Cecil Spencer,!
Clyde; Albert Trull. Fast Fork. Kr
nest lihodarmer. Jonathan Creek
James D. Gossett I'igeon; T. L.
Gwyn, Waynesville; Jack Kirkpat-;
rick. Fines Creek: Dewey Hyatt,!
Waynesville; Luther J. Smalhers,
Beaverdam; Horace King, Clyde;
J. J. Heecc, Cecil; Claude T. Fran-,
cis. Waynesville; Newton Davis,
Waynesville: Weaver Chambers,
Iron Dull, and Hugh Best, Crab-tree.
DR. CHAPMAN WILL ATTEND
STATE DENTAL CONVENTION
Four registered hereford bulls
were bought by Haywood county
stockmen at the second annual sale
held April 23 in Asheville by the
slate Hereford Breeders associa-j
(ion. In all, 18 animals were sold j
for an average price of $281. i
George Stamey ol I'igeon pur
chased two bulls, H. B. Milner of
llazelwood and Glenn Fisher of
Fines Creek bought one each.
Lobby Of Post
Open Until Ten
Local Service Returns
To Normal With All
Operators Back on
Local telephone service returned
to normal Thursday at 7:30 a m
with all the regular switchboard
operators and repaiivn of the
Waynesville exchange. Southern
Bell Telephone company reporting
back to work after three weeks and
three days participation in the na
"We are delighted to have them
back,'' commented J. Lovell Smith,
Asheville district manager, in a
statement to The Mountaineer.
"With the decision of the people
there to return to work, Waynes
ville now will receive normal yprv-
ice in the community and practi
cally normal long distance service."
Mr. Smith said. Long distance
calls lo exchanges still affected by
the strike, he added, may not get
through except in emergency cases
No agreement has been reached
between the company and union
regarding wage increases. The
Waynesville Southern Bell em
ployees are members of the Ashe
ville local, Southern Federation of
Telephone Workers, and apparent
ly acted independently of their lo
cal in voting to return to work.
Other exchanges in this area
that have resumed normal opera
tions since the original strike, al
6 a. m., April 7, are Murphy and
Hendersonvillc. A large portion
of the workers at Lenoir and Mor
canton are now back on the job.
reports Mr. Smith, and several
vhavc .returned in AsheviHe. '.,
New York City's 37,000 striking
workers reached an independent
agreement for $4 a week wage in
crease and weivback at the ex
changes Wednesday. The same
day, 6.000 maintenance, workers in
Pennsylvania settled for $:5 and $1
An offer to Ihe Michigan Bell
employees of $2 to $4 more per
week was rejected as "unaccept
able" by the union. In Washing
ton, where officers of the national
union were attempting to secure a
country-wide raise of SO weekh.
there was no indication of progres:,
Management personnel who op
erated Waynesville's exchange on
an emergency basis during the pas!
three weeks were full of piaUc tor
the fine cooperation given by cus
tomers in making only necessary
calls. Records of the number of
(alls placed during the past three
weeks were not. kept, making d
impossible to estimate accurately
the decline in usage occasioned by
The drivers license examiner
Dr. W. K. Chapman will leave AT RALEIGH
Waynesville Sunday, May 4. for
1;nr.l.. ulinra ho U'ill attend
the convention of the North Caro-I''" not be in Waynesville today
lina ental socictv. Dr. Chapman ' for his weekly visit here having
will serve in the house of delegates, I been called to a meeting ol exam
poverning body of the society, liners in Raleigh.
The lobby of' Hie post office was
kept open last night until 10 p. in..
j instead of being closed at R.
The new hours marked the be
ginning lor the new four-month pe
riod. Postmaster J. II. Howell said
With cooperation from Ihe public,
there is a possibility that the lobby
will be kent open unlil 10 even
alter September I, it was explained.
Special locks have been placed
on the front doors and will be
locked by Ihe city police. The lob
by of the building will also be
checked several limes each hour
by the police.
(Continued On Page Eight) I number of state-wide measures.
Waynesville Unit of National
Guard Given Formal Federal
Inspection Here Wednesday
Waynesville's company in the
National Guard passed inspection
with flying colors Wednesday night,
with records and personnel being
looked over by Col. Scvcrne S.
MacLaughlin, from Headquarters,
N. C. Military District, Raleigh. I
His recommendations, which he
assured were very favorable, will
be forwarded to Washington. Offi
cial notice that the company will
be Federally recognized, as of May
1, is expected to return shortly.
"I congratulate you for the 6tand
you have taken for your country."
Col. MacLaughlin told the 33
guardsmen assembled in the Arm
ory. "You have made a fine start.
1 1 ; u.
I am sure you win enjj
ing'a part of the National Guard if
you just play the game."
Regular army uniforms, individu
al and company equipment will
soon be sent here. Capt. James M.
Davis, company commander, was
told. The present designation of the
unit is Anti-Tank Company. 120th
Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry
Division; however Capt. Davis
states that this will be renamed
the Tank company.
Alloted strength of the company
is 76 enlisted men and five officers,
the same organization as a
armv armored company except that
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2 Patients Pay
Up Doctor's Bill
Made 18 Years Ago
Sure thing, there are plenty of
honest people left in this world.
There are a lot of people that pay
their debts in full, even if it takes
a number of years to get the task
It has been almost 18 years since
Dr. R. L. Allen. veil known
Waynesville physician passed away.
This past week, his widow. Mrs.
Rufus L. Allen received S18 from
a former patient for services ren
dered by Dr. Allen.
Two days later another person
came In and paid the $2 balance
on his account.
Both remarked that they had
often thought of the debt to Dr.
Allen, and paid it just as soon as
they could pet to it. "This just goes
to show that there are still some
honest people in the world," Mrs.
Hazelwood Officials Are
Urging Citizens To Vote
For $50,000 Bond Issue
Officials of Hazelwood yesterday
were concerned over the $50,000
bond issue being approved by the
voters in Tuesday's election. The
special bond election ballot is bro
ken down into three divisions: (1
$10,000 for extending water sys
tem; 2) $5,000 for extending the
sewer system; (3) $35,000 for
streets. Kach unit will be voted
Clyde Fisher, mayor, said yes
terday, that the streets are in "dire
need" of immediate attention.
Many of the paved streets are now
cracked and holes are beginning
to develop. Unless this is correct
ed at once, the repair bill will be
many, many times more in a year
or so, he said.
R. L. Prevost, member of the
board of aldermen, in urging Haz
elwood citizens to vote for the
bonds, pointed out, "It is just like
having a good house, and a leaking
roof. Before long the whole house
is beyond repair. That is the con
dition of Hazelwood streets, they
need a 'new roof and need it
The mayor and board of alder
men, in discussing the special bond
election, pointed out that it would
be two years before the money
could be appropriated unless this
election carried since the legisla
ture does not meet again until
In discussing the water and sew
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The 13 acres and houses on the
farm of Mrs. Ben Terrell, at Bethel,
brought S26,22.r. according to re
ports made by Gossett and West
Auction company, who handled the
auction sale on Wednesday.
E. B. Rickman bought the brick
home and J. N. Powell bought the
other house. Those buying lots
and acreage included: Mrs. Joe
Rigdon John M. Rigdon, J. M. Jus
tice, M. A. Metcalf, D. A. Perry
and C. W. Devlin.
It was estimated that 400 people
attended the sale
Ice Plant Here
Workmen are completing i ntw
15-ton ice storage room at the
Waynesville lee company, which is
owned by L. M. Killian. In ad
dition to the storage room, an tee
drunhfing machine is bdng in
stalled to provide crushed ice to
all customers using ice for drinks.
The capacity of the plant was
increased from 12 to 22 tons daily
by the addition of some new ma
chinery recently. Several depart
ments of the plant have been ren
ovated and the refrigeration has
been increased to 10 tons a day
The plant generates much of the
electricity used in operating the
generators. A mill race from Rich
land Creek flows by the plant and
turns a large water wheel.
N. C. State Alumni
Group Met Monday
The Haywood county chapter, N.
C. State College Alumni associa
tion met Monday night at the
Champion YMCA. Canton, with
"Pop" Taylor, alumni secretary, and
"Red" Beam speaking to the 20
members present. Pictures of the
State-St. John's basketball game
were shown. J. R. Secrest presided.
Record For 1947
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(This Information Compiled
From Records of State High