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The Waynesville Mountaineer
NO. 36 EIGHT PAGES
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W. L. HARDIN, SR., who passed
away Saturday morning, was buried
at Green Hill Cemetery Sunday af
ternoon. W.L. Hardin
Was Secretary to
Congressman Z. V.
Weaver During His
Tenure in Washington
Funeral services were conducted
.Sunday afternoon at&Qfti.'clock
at the First Methodist Church here
for Walter Lauriston Hardin, 74,
who served as secretary to Con
gressman Zebulon Weaver during
the latter's generation long ten
ure in Washington as a member of
The Rev. Paul Towrisend. pastor
and Father Arthur W. Farnham. re
tired rector of St. Mary's Episcopal
Church, of Asheville officiated,
with the Waynesville Masonic
Lodge taking part in the service.
Burial was in Green Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were all past
masters of the Waynesville Masonic
Lodge as follows: Dr. J. It. Mc
Crackcn, 'C. B. Hosaflook, F. O.
Kippctoe. Robt. H. Gibson, W. A.
Abel, S. E. C'onnatser. and Joe S.
Other members of the Waynes
ville Masonic Lodge served as hon
Mr. Hardin was a native of Mor
ganton, but had resided in Waynes
ville for the past forty years. He
had been prominently identified
with the political and Masonic cir
cles for years in this section of
the state. He was a member of the
Episcopal church and was one of
the oldest past masters of the
Waynesville Masonic Lodge. He
was well known throughout the
state and in Washington, D. C.
where he made many friends dur
ing the years he served as secretary
to Congressman Weaver.
Mr. Hardin, who had been in ill
health for the past five years and
critically ill for the past several
weeks, died at his home on East
Street here Saturday morning. The
day before his condition was
thought to be improved and his
daughter who had been called here
had returned to her home in Ten
nessee. Survivors include the widow, the
former Miss Tibbie Troy, of Fay
etteville, a daughter, Mrs. Noyes
C. Lbng of Old Hickory, Tenn.; a
son Robert Hardin, Oak Ridge,
Tenn., one brother and one sister.
Edward Hardin of Tazewell, Tenn..
and Mrs. William M. Goodman,
Knoxville, Tenn., and seven grand
children. Garrett funeral home was in
charge of the funeral arrange
ments. Joe Rose Returns
To Chicago To
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rose have re
turned to Chicago; where the for
mer has a contract to make a large
number of records. Mr. Rose,
known on the radio world as Joe
Emerson, who has gained prestige
hymn singer, will spend some
Ome In Chicago , on this, assign
ment, with- a few weks at home
here in between his work.
Published Twke-a-Week In The
Associated Press News
In First Day
Of Civil Court
Judge William H.
Bobbitt Presides at
May Term of Superior
Sixteen divorces were granted
in the first day of Haywood Coun
ty Superior court, which opened
Monday with .Unite William H.
Bobhitt of Charlotte presiding.
Following the clearance of the
divorce docket, the regular civil
calendar will he taken up today,
j Divorces were granted in the fol-
Ernest K. Davis vs. Juanita W.
! Claude Bolick vs. Beulah G. Bo
Gertrude Pressley vs. Horace
! Willie Mae Palmer vs. Vinson
Janie 15. Brown vs. John D.
Joe Heathcrly vs. Lucille Ilcath
erly. Frances Wright vs. William
James King vs. Edna King.
Stella 1(. flail vs. Robert Hall.
John W. Sutton vs. Lucille Sut
Fred V. Doutt vs. Anne Nichol
Reigh Scroggs vs. Bonnie Lei
Robert Lee vs. Ellen Lee.
John Edwards vs. Lcatta Ed
H. H. Messer vs. Leona Messer.
Edna Orcb vs. John Oreh, J,r.
Sebe Bryson Succeeds
F. W. Woody as
President of Group
Sebe Bryson was elected presi
dent and "Gurt" Smathers of Can
ton, vice president of the Haywood
County Ramp convention at the
annual gathering held Sunday at
Black Camp Gap.
Several hundred persons attend
ed the 1947 convention, with ramps
prepared for eating in all man
ners possible over open fires and
accompanied by hot coffee from a
special-built enormous pot.
F. W. Woody of Canton, past
president of the convention, esti
mates that 12 bushels of ramps
were eaten during the day, and
150 gallons of coffee were con
sumed. A moving picture camera
and sound recorder was on hand
to shoot scenes during the day.
The original dances performed
by Floyd Rhinehart, Canton busi
nessman, was the main entertain
ment feature enjoyed by the group.
People were present from many
sections of the county and 12 dif
ferent states. Several were on
hand who had never seen a grow
ing ramp, and were guided into
the Great Smoky National Park
area to see them.
Plans were laid for a bigger con
vention next year, with committees
to be selected in each township of
Haywood to help officers make
preparations. It was decided also
to build benches at the site for the
DR. MEDFORD ATTENDS
STATE DENTAL CONVENTION
Dr. N. M. Medford left Sunday
to attend the North Carolina Den
tal Society convention, now under
way at Pinchurst. He will return
to Waynesville on Wednesday.
FATHER PASSES AWAY
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Ingram left
Sunday for Boston, where they
were called on account of the death
of the former's father on Saturday
WEEK-END IN MORGANTON
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Carswell, and
family, spent the week-end in Mor
ganton with the latter's parents.
County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The
BRITISH BAN REFUGEES ENTRANCE
A . Pa A V" ?' '
A BRITISH SOLDIER of the 6th Airborne Division carries one of the 20 babies off the Haganah ship Theodore
Herzl at Haifa, after the vessel was intercepted approaching Palestine with 2,000 Jewish immigrants. Right,
Tommies look for possible weapons inside an accordion, which was carried by one of the refugees. Two oi the
would-be settlers were killed in the battle which ensued when the troops captured the vessel. The refuge,
were taken aboard a British ship and transported to Cyprus internment camps. (JntcrnaUoi.ai )
Concert May 16th Will
Highlight Busy Year
For WTHS Musicians
HGirls Wednesday Jp
i nas inciuuea approximately per
The twenty second annual' read- j formanccs at civic functions in
lug contest neia ior gins oi uie
Waynesville Township high school
will take place at 10:00 Wednesday
morning in the high school audi
torium, with Mrs. Charles E. Ray,
president of the club presiding.
Miss Martha Terrell, assisted by-
Mrs. J. M. Kcllct, has served
faculty director of the contest in
which the following girls will pre
sent the designated readings:
Mozclle Liner will give "The
Highwayman" by Noyes; Thomas
ine Fisher. "Lincoln", by Fletcher;
Kalheryn Hyatt, "Maude Mullei".
Whitter: Jeancttc Leopard. "Dunga
Din." by Kipling: Frances Leather
wood. "America" by Bene!.
Mildred Medford will g i v
"Lydiee", by Milay; Elaine Francis.
"The Prisoner of Chillon", by By
ron; "The Going of the While
Swan" hv Anna Jean Crocker:
"The Snow Goose", by Gallico. by
Jean Ann Bradley: " I he White
Cliffs." Miller, by Theresa Alley;
Nellie Muse "The Underprivileged
All members of the Waynesville
Woman's club, sponsoring organiza
tion, and the patrons of the school
and public are invited to altend the
event Wednesday morning.
WSCS Members Write
Letter On Beer Ad
At a meeting last week of the
Women's Society of Christian
Science of the Shady Grove and
Crabtrec Methodist charge, an all
day study of "The Christian and
Beverage Alcohol Problems" was
conducted at Davis Chapel by Rev.
C. O. Newell, pastor.
After bearing and discussing a
letter to The Waynesville Moun
taineer relative to publishing ad
vertisements of beer, the WSCS
members signed their names to it
and forwarded the letter to the
newspaper. The letter is printed
on the editorial page of this issue.
RETURNS FROM MARKET
C. N. Allen
has returned from
a buying trip to Baltimore. HeiR. W. Shoffner, district agent: and
spent several days in Washington
before returning home.
Election Results Will Be
Posted By Mountaineer
Due to the keen interest be
ing shown in the town elections
today The Mountaineer is mak
ing plans to rive the results,
starting- about 8:30 tonight.
The staff will post the results
of today's balloting- in the win
dow of the office, and also give
N. C, TUESDAY, MAY 6,
The Wam sville 'township high j
school bantl and mixed chorus will
present a public conceit Friday
evening. May 16, in the school
auditorium, announces Charles Is-
; every section of Haywood county
and many other communities, the
high school music department will
entertain during the Chamber of
Commerce banquet a Woman's
Club meeting, and the bacca
laureate and graduation programs,
June I and 3.
Willi the end of school, the
band will continue practices lor
I he summer schedule: vilh per- .... ...
formances anticipated al .he Julv ""' lr-sl suiBlf appropriation
411, eelehralion spomored bv the ' "f lht' s r'S ,r?m '. f:t'm'r;'1
llazelwood B.,oMs eluh. for thcifl"ul' a,,(l ls ff'r education.
Lake Jimalii' k.i Mel liodisl Assem- J The speaker entered into a dis
bly during August, and al the L.ihor eiission of the taxes against eorpo
l)ay program in ( anion i ration-- in the state and pointed
! Director I.' Icy reports also thai 'out a ;light cut had been made by
Ihi' Junior band ha . already ! gun ! the General Assembly. Members
pr.u l i c , in plavin;: and marching'
ilo prepare for this autumn's foot
hall season. This assures gridiron
fans two musical (.-roups on the
(Continued on Page Eight)
U. S. D. A. Council
Members of (he Haywood coun
ty U S. D. A. council met at the
courthouse last week to make prc
i liminary arrangements for setting
j up long range plans to guide the
, future of agriculture in the county.
I It was decided to pool the sug
i eest ions of representative farm
adults and youths from each town -
ship of the county, to be invited
for the next council meeting the
i latter part of May. Plans will be
centered around deciding the
soundest basis on which farms of
various size could be established.
: W. A. Corpening. farm agent,
presided at the council meeting,
j Those present included Bob Fran
i cis, secretary; Dr. Mary Michal and
i R. W. Livingstone from the district
health department: H. M. Dulin.
: AAA; J. C. McDarris, FHA; How
; ard Clapp. state test farm; Mary
Margaret Smith, home agent; De
Brayda Fisher, employment serv
ice; John Nesbitt, vocational agri
culture teacher: Joe Cline and Bill
Robinson, assistant farm agents:
: Mrs. Pauline Hotchkiss, district
Information Niver the phone aft
er 8:30. Anyone wishing the
news of the election can call 137.
Election officials predicted yes
terday it would take about two
hours to complete the count, both
In Waynesville and Hazelwood.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
TO HOLY LAND
Medford Tell How
Senator William Medford ex
plained to the Rotary club here on
Friday, the activities of the recent
legislature, and dwelled on the
state's financial set-up. j
Senator Medford explained the j
three budgets of thc state, the gon-
ral tuad.highwaj' Jud. adVagri
cultural fund. Under each he
pointed out on charts where the J
revenue is derived. For the gen-
eral fund, most of the money comes,
from sales taxes, Income taxes, and 1
franchise taxes. The highway
fund gets all its money from gaso- i
line and oil, and all must be spent j
on Hie highway system. The agri-;
cultural department gets their rev-(
cnue from licenses on fertilizer,
and seed dealers.
of the club in discussing the gen
eral tax picture, pointed out the
competition afforded by other
stales, some of them do not have
j any state income tax and others no
i excise taxes.
Senator Medford spoke briefly
ion the health program and the
possibilities of the state getting
; federal funds, and adding these to
j local funds for general hospital rx
' pansion programs. Details of this
' plan depends on passage of a fed-
; cral bill now before Congress.
! Injured As Auto
, gdS NeOT Elkin
Jack Leatherwood, Jonathan
Creek farmer, was painfully injured
about midnight Friday, when his
car left the road near Elkin. while
he was enroute to Mt. Airy.
Mr. Leatherwood was rushed to
the Elkin Hospital, and yesterday
was reported to be improving, and
is expected to be brought home in
several days. Eugene Medford
! suffered bruises when the car
I Mr. Leatherwood is the son
; Mr. and Mrs. Medford Leather -
i wood, and they went to Elkin im -
mediately. Mr. Leatherwood re -
turned to Waynesville Monday, and
Mrs. Leatherwood remained with
,AI I r.iUimu CUfVtIIIUI
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor of the
First Baptist church left Monday
for the Southern Baptist conven
tion which is being held this week
in St. Louis.
OPENS DINING ROOM
Mrs. Maude Jones opened the
dining room of the Hotel Gordon
on Sunday. She operated the din
ing room last year. The hotel is
owned and managed by Joseph
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Voters Of Haywood Will
Fill Town Offices Today;
Record Turnout Expected
Bond Issue Increases
Interest in Hazelwood
Election at Town
(Ballots On Pane Eight
Hael wood voters will cast their
ballots today to select their lown
administrators for the next four
years and decide whether to au
thorize the issuance of $."0,0()() in
bonds to make improvements on
streets and extend water and sew
With more than 1100 eligible vot
ers and a heavy turnout expected,
voting will he conducted at the
Town Hall from ti:30 a. m. to 6:30
p. m. with John Tittle and W. II.
Snyder serving as judges, assisted
by W. A. Whltcner. registrar.
Interest in the local campaign
I has been higher than usual, with a
large number of candidates out lor
office and the special bond election
wnicn is oivioeu lino iiuir pans.
(li $10,000 for extending water
lines, (2i $5,000 for extending the'
sewer system, and 3) $25,000 for
street and sidewalk improvements.
All members of the present ad
ministration arc seeking re-election
and urging the passage of the en
tire bond issue.
The candidates for office arc:
Furman "Mull " Tate.
R. L. Prevost.
Grady R. Smith.
, Nathan "Frog" HILL
Leonard "Deacon'' Woodard.
George A. Bischoh.
B. II. Holland.
Clarence A. Scruggs.
Candidates At Clyde
Candidates in the municipal elec
tion -it Clyde arc: fur mayor, Hill
Harris; lor alderman: Glenn A.
Brown. Jarvis 'ainphcM. Clayton
Mchalle.v and I'lurlic Hawkins: for
police judge; l M. Cagle and
I GIVES '46 REPORT
I According lo a report just re
I leased by hospital officials, Duke
I hospital al Durham rendered aid
I to people in 100 counties in North
j Carolina. 31 other states and three
I foreign count l ies at a total cost of
$1,867,386.80 during the year 1946.
Of this operating expense the hos
pital bore the brunt of costs in
the amount of $768,965.81. with pa
tients contributing $970,885.15.
municipalities and counties respon
sible for a total of $55,551.98, and
other agencies contributing $72
235.86. During the year, 232 days of cart
were rendered to Haywood county
patients. Total cost of Haywood
patients was $2,542.72. Of this to
tal, $1,828.50 was paid by patients.
$570.12 was paid by Duke hospital
and $144.10 was paid by the Crip
pled Children's fund.
Miss Profitt Resigns
From Work with FSA
Miss Bertha L. Proffitt who has
been serving as home supervisor
with the Farm Security Adminis
tration in Haywood and Buncombe
counties has resigned from her
1 position. Miss Proffitt has served
j in the two counties for the past two
land one half years, but has been
with the FSA for eleven and one
half years, in other areas of the
j state. ;
Prior to working with the FSA
j Miss Proffitt was a home demons-
liralinn aurnt with 111.- Nort.fi Caro-
una txiension service ior over
Gradc-A Dairymen Will
Meet At 8 P. M. Tonight
All grade-A dairymen in Hay
wood county are urged to attend
a meeting tonight at 8 o'clock in
the courthouse, it is announced by
James Kirkpatriek, president of
the County Milk Producers Association.
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their Ideal
Will Ballot at Court
house From 6:30 A. M.
to 6:30 P. M.
(Ballots On Page Eight I
Election booths have been placed
in the District Health Department
office at the courthouse where
Waynesville voters will choose
their town officials by ballot, from
6:30 a. in. to 6:30 p. m. today.
Although Mayor J. H. Way, Jr..
is unopposed for another four-year
term, there are nine candidate
seeking places on the board of al
dermen. Since only two of the
present aldermen are trying for
re-election, at least one new board
member will be placed in office.
Officials at the polling place arc
Arthur Green and J. P. Dicius.
judges, and J. Hayes Alley, regis
trar. A record number of voters are
on the registration books, approxi-
including 650 new
registration. A vote of 1,000 or
more is being expected, with the
contest cenlering around the elec
tion of aldermen. The candidates
.1. H. Way, Jr.
T. L. Bramlctt.
L. M. Killian.
T. Guy Massic.
Dr. Thomas Stringfield.
T. Henry Gaddy.
Canton Vote Will Fill
Town, School Offices
! Two elections will be held today
in Canton, one for the 2,295 newly -
registered voters in the corporate
. limits lo select a mayor, three ;d
jdennen. police court judge and
i prosecuting attorney; and another
for all voters in the Canton school
district lo fill two scats on the
EIc'tii candidates have qualified
for listing on the ballots. ;ij fol
lows: For Mayor
Maurice T. Brooks
J. Paul Murray
Clarence C. Medford
II. Glenn Smathers
A. B. Robinson
P. D. DeWce:e
For School Board
K. E. Silver
Ted Cole .
Police Court Judge
Ralph R. Mease
T. A. Clark.
Judge and Mrs. Grimball
Here To Open Summer
Home in Grimball Park
Judge and Mrs. William Grim
ball are spending a week here
opening their summer home in
Grimball park for the season They
will return to their home in
Charleston, and return the first of
July for the remainder of Hie.
They have as their guests the
latter's sister. Mrs. Marie Hcyward.
and Miss Frances Cannon, both of
Record For 1947
Killed - - 2
(This Information Compiled
From. Records of State Hlftv