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The Waynesville Mountaineer
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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No. 37 SIXTEEN PAGES Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1947
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood ana jaciuon vuu.
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l.wnI) I L"
er Win Board
Lily of the 383 vot-
to the Pln8
Li Tuesday marKeu
Z , the special
!ar streets, water and
e,entS. and in c oscr
med Mayor Clyde
L, nd Carl Swangcr
ion wis marked with
vote ever cast in a
Mion and being car-
Llv and efficiently.
L'r who officially re
ties' to 109 for Furman
called a meeting oi
Wednesday to prepare
,000 bond sale, we
'up machinery to go
the work on streets,
Itir lines as soon as
Llate the support of
returning us to of
a, "and are especial-
they arc so strongly
just another fair and
lion at Hazelwood."
tturns for aldermen
vote to It. L. Pre-
b Grady R. Smith re-
next highest number.
langer with 191 votes.
id to office with a 14
s Clarence A. Scruggs.
ggs. 177; George A.
E; and Tom Garrett,
k strongest candidates
Iminatcd. The official
ptr candidates was Ed
I; John Wyatt, 43; B.
39; and Ray Moody,
little variance in the
three phases of the
The highest number,
i favor of authorizing
Is to construct and re-
wlth 52 votes against
pe waterworks system
(10,000 was passed 464
pension of the sewer
received a 475 to 49
! Seeking !
iiree patriotic organi-
i w a campaign on
raise $50,000 fnr , m
PM of Foreign Wars
Fwan War Dads have
iors of the project,
' been mapped to
J business firm and
me area of Haywood
s served by the
P memorial building,
p we ana steel struc-
i at the corner
weet nrf pii
Fn memorial t it,
War I and II.
''Med for and will
Pl that it v.
m through contribu-
r wpte of this
1T0N- (api .
P' Chief of the vw
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jssue Given Large
rity In Hazelvood;
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J. E. HENDERSON
New Grand Master
Of 41st District
Crawford At Lodge
Communication May 8
James E. Henderson of Pigeon
River lodge No. 386, in Canton,
will succeed Ralph M. Crawford of
Clyde lodge No. 453, as deputy
grand master of the forty-first dis
'Installation services will be con
dUctedltliwdSy; May 8, at 8 p. m
at a regular communication of
Pigeon River lodge in Canton with
the retiring district deputy grand
master officiating by the direction
of Luther B. Hartsell, grand mas
ter of Masons of North Carolina.
The newly appointed district
deputy grand master was made a
Mason In Cumberland Star lodge
No. 197 in 1907, at Carlyle, Pa. He
received his York rite degrees in
St. John's chapter R. A. M. and
St. John's commandery K. T., also
at Carlyle, Pa. He is a thirty-second
degree Scottish Rite Mason,
affiliated with the Ashcville con
sistory. He was made a Shriner
in Zembo Temple at Harrisburg,
Pa., later admitted to Oases Tem
ple in Charlotte, N. C. He served
as master of his respective lodge
The retiring district deputy grand
master, Mr. Crawford, was made a
Mason in Clyde lodge No. 453 in
1922. He received his York Rite
degrees in 1923, was made a Shrill
er in 1923 in Charlotte and a Scot
tish Rite Mason in 1932 in Ashe
ville. He served three years as
master of Clyde lodge, also was
master of Waynesville chapter,
council and commandery in the
York Rite bodies, and later filled
all the offices and became head of
the four Scottish Rite bodies in
Mr. Crawford has reported a
very successful year to the grand
master and the grand lodge. He
has worked out the recommenda
tion of the rotation of the district
deputy grand master of the forty
first Masonic district during his
time in office. George Stamey of
Sonoma lodge at Bethel, is slated
for recommendation for this office
in the year 1948. At present
Claude B. Hosaflook is the only
living past district deputy grand
master of this district.
Food Handling School
Plans Nearly Complete
Plans are nearlng completion
for the Food Handling School
which will be conducted at the
Waynesville Armory next week
beginning on Tuesday and lasting
through Friday, it was learned yes
terday from Robt. W. Livingstone,
district health department sani
This is the first school of its kind
to be held in Haywood county and
is part of 8 nation-wide movement
with instruction on standard re
quirements which food handlers
are expected to observe.
The school here is being spon
sored by the Haywood county restaurants,-
and Waynesville Civic
groups in cooperation with the U.
S. Public Health Service and the
North Carolina State Board of
To Be Built
At Fire Site
I tion to Begin Within
I 10 Days
I Construction is scheduled to be
gin within 10 days on the first unit
of a large and modern inlaid wood j
novelty plant on the site of the I
I a ;i o I
The site is between Waynesville
and I.ake Junaluska on Highway
19 and 23.
The property, consisting of three
acres, has been sold by George
Kessler, of New Brunswick, N. J.,
to Charles Underwood and his wife
and brother, who own Chriscraft
Mr. Underwood said yesterday
h; plans to build a coiKretc finish
ing department. 23 by 125 feet,
and plans to have the building
completed within 60 days. Later
he plans to add to the plant, with
a large, modern shop. At present,
the shop of the firm is some dis
tance from the sawmill and will
be operated there until sometime
The large lumber storage shed
of the Inlaid Wood Products com
pany will be converted into a pack
ing department by Mr. Underwood.
A small house near the sawmill is
now being used as a finishing de -
partment until the large one 18
Work started yesterday on a
swimming pool on the top of the
hill, which will serve as a fire res
ervoir, with 150,000 gallons of wa
ter supplied by two electric pumps.
Four-inch pipelines will feed from
the pool to all the buildings in
the area, affording a maximum of
protection, Mr. Underwood said.
Mr. Underwood plans -to build
all the plant of concrete blocks,
concrete floor arid metal" roofs. The
water lines will be carried into all
buildings as a matter of protection.
Mr. Underwood started the Un
derwood Novelty company in 1939,
and in 1943 sold to George Kessler,
who operated the plant as the In
laid Wood Products company until
the plant burned on April 9. Mr.
Kessler decided not to rebuild and
re-sold the 3 acres of land to Mr.
Underwood. The fire loss was set
at $45,000, with $19,000 insurance.
Several months ago, J. Everette
Underwood and Christine Under
wood Pearson daughter of Charles
Underwood, started the Chriscraft
plant. This is the firm that is now
owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Underwood and J. Everette Under
wood. As the new plant is erected, it
will enable "straightline" produc
tion from start to finish, Mr. Un
City Barber Shop,
Modern In Every
Detail Is Opened
The City Barber Shop opened
this week on Church street oppo
site the post office, with George
F. Mehaffey and Lee Davis as own
ers and operators.
All new equipment has been
used in the shop, which will have
five barber chairs. Hot showers,
in modern rooms, are also fea
tured. The state barber inspector, here
this week, gave the shop a rating
of 100 per cent.
The shop is modernly equipped
Mr. Mehaffey is general man
ager and has had 17 years' experi
ence in the barber business, all
right here in Waynesville. He spent
three years in the Army.
Thore are approximately 500
food handlers in Haywood county,
including managers and operators
of restaurants, hotel dining rooms,
tea rooms, school luncn ruui,
cafeterias, summer camps, meat
markets, and other eating places
who are expected to aucno. mc
Classes have been so arranged,
with the morning and afternoon
sessions offering the same instruc
tion so that every handler may at
tend at a convenient hour so as not
to interfere or interrupt his work.
Outstanding authorities in their
fields from the U. S. Public Health
service, the North Carolina State
Board of health and others from
out of town will be in charge of
the lectures and courses of instruc
fContinued on page fivei
j Mother Of Year Challenges Moms
!To Instill Ideals In Their Children
CEDAR RAPIDS, la. Who is
responsible for the rising tide of
You can lay it right on the
doorsteps of the mothers, says 72-year-old
Janette Stevenson Murray,
writer and lecturer who has been
chosen "American Mother of 1947."
Herself a successful mother of
five and grandmother of ten, Mrs.
Murray feels that the troubles of
teen-agers begin at home, and that
pror , gu!duanceK ffrom, melJ
co"'d top them before they start.
v-nuscii iuwi mutnri ui ibu
Hfrr thn natlrtnnl tltln was ho.
Btowed upon her, Mrs. Murray
lays no claim to infallibility her
"I've made mistakes with my
own children in the past."
The records of her sons and
daughters, however, bear testi
mony to successful guidance from
a wise mother. They are:
William, head of Iowa State Col
lege's department of economics;
Mrs. Geoffrey (Eleanor) Shepherd,
former editor in the U. S. State
Department and a well-known writ
er; Edward, traveler, writer, form-
fer instructor at the University of
Constantinople and slated next
year for an assistant professorship
at Harvard; Mrs. John C. (Jancti I ric(j jn 1902. Their comfortable,
Fiske, writer, teacher and wife of rambling home here was built 42
a U. S. Naval analyst at the Ameri-j vears ag0i with frequent additions
can embassy in Moscow; Winifred, t to accommodate a growing family,
former WAVES officer, now a j m, s Murray has spent a life
teacher at Monmouth Junior Col- time fighting for improvements in
lege, Long Branch, N. J. !thr field of eiluealion. for child
, The mother-of-the-year is the
; wifc of Frederick G. Murray, Ced-1
Bethel Methodist Church
Will Be Dedicated With
Special Services Sunday
Staff Kept Biisy
On Election Night
"Who won?" was a popular
question Tuesday evening as
numerous persons telephoned
The Mountaineer office re
questing Information about the
Small rroups fathered in
front of the office to look over
the posters on which results
were printed, reflecting the
healthy Interest of citizens in
who will run their local govern
ment. Due to there being only
one precinct at Waynesville
and Hazelwood, votes were
counted early and most of the
voters knew who was placed in
office before midnight.
C. C. Nicholls Is
Club In Canton
Capehart C. Nicholls has been
named presidei-t of the Lions club
in Canton. Mr. Nicholls is a mer
chant in Canton.
Other officers elected by the
club are, Floyd Robinson, first vice
president; Lon Goodson. second
vice president; Fred Shchan. third
vice president; John L. Morgan,
secretary; Tom Reeves, assistant
secretary; Hall Whitworth, treas
urer; Jack Barron, lion tamer; Lo
ranzo Smathers, tail twister; Harry
Cabe, assistant tail twister.
Directors include: Charles King,
V. H. Duckett, Fleetwood Smath
ers, Jack Hampton and Turner A.
WSCS WILL CONDUCT
MISSION STUDY TUESDAY
The Woman's Society of Chris
tian Service of the First Methodist
church will give the mission study,
"The Christian and Race", Tues
day, May 13, beginning at 11
o'clock. There will be a covered
Following the study course, the
regular meeting of the society will
Penny Brothers Will Conduct Two
Land Sales In Haywood This Month
Penny Brothers are today an-(erty is just outside the city limits
nouncing their first land auction
cain in this area this year. Two
sales- have been arranged through
their representative, R. V. Welch,
and will be held on May 19 and
On Monday, May 19, the famous
twin auctioneers will offer for sale
100 lots of the J. C. Welch estate
on the highway near the Dayton
Rubber company plant. The prop
erty faces the main highway, and
has all city utilities sewer, lights,
water and telephone. The prop-
v;y-il ... I -
NUMBER ONE MOTHER
looks over the art effort of one
ar Rapids physician whom she mar-
I welfare, for social and economic
gains for the American people.
Dr. Gilbert T. Rowe of Duke
"Divinity "school wilt dedicate Bethel
Methodist church of the Canton
flrea,May 11 at the 11 o'clock aerv
! ice. The dedication comes on
j Mothers Day and also the day of
1 special emphasis in the Methodisl
j church on the Home for the Aged.
I Immediately following the Meth-
1st annual conference In Asheville
last October, Bethel church tnau-
gurated a debt clearance program
and in less than two months had
raised in cash the total debt of
$1,750. Several material improve-
merits have been made since that
date on the church, grounds and
Following the dedicatory service ma Niubert vs. l-eslie moony,
dinner will be served on the el al.. having grown out of an au
grounds At 2:15 there will be an lomobile accident last May. It con
informal gathering in the church 11 day Wednesday, and a
to welcome the former pastors and judgment of $500 was awarded
friends who will return to Bethel , against the defendant on Thursday
for the occasion. morning.
At 7 p. in. the church will eon- One of the members of the jury.
Q. ,,,,1,1,. I,. ,.:.t .-.nrtwirlips James E. Mooney of Hazelwood,
around the fire while watching all
papers lornieriy nein aiiainsi inc.
indebtedness l'o uu in (lames. The
...mi n, .,ti,i,. thmnDli
A communion service will follow
to commemorate the dedication of
..r ...ri... i.i ii. .. rw whiMi were Hugh Best, Weaver (ham-lnprt 101
in i ""tf - , ., - ,,,,. ii.., hm I this weeK-encl. i was anuoimceu
will be given by the young ladies bers. Porter rrady, Dew.y flyat . t ,.
of the Youth Fellowship, under thej orace King. Lu her L S n athcrs U .day P
direction of Mrs. Clork W. Hen- C-ecH Spene er C frol)1 stii,es and some were
Christ's church with the consecra- previously reporieo. weie f markot trends and general sales I ter. miss Maine mauney oi na
tion of the membership renewed ,he following cases: i matters. Ralph Prcvost is general ! nesville; two brothers, Jess Mau-
through the sacrament.
Boy Scout Court
To Meet May 19
Members of the Pigeon River
district committee, Boy Scouts of
America will meet at 8 p. m. Mon-
day, May 19, after the Court of ! l jackson, Clyde; Charlie R. Cald
Honor in the Methodist Church at ( (Continued on page five)
Bethel, it is announced by Carlton i
Peyton, district chairman. j
This will be the fifth meeting of j P.-q- 0
the year. All committeemen areVClll Vllvwllw
urged to make a special effort to
, oi n.
On Tuesday morning. May 20. at
10-30 the 63-acre Cash Edwards
farm, on the Bethel highway, a mile
from Waynesville. will be offered
for sale. This farm is better known
as the J. B. Siler farm, and has
been subdivided into lots and
tracts. A 6-room house, two ten
ant houses, barns and outbuildings
will be sold.
Penny Brothers will have their
band and give away a number of
cash prizes at both sales.
. . . Mrs. Frederick G. Murray
of her ten grandchildren.
Back in 1915-16, she campaigned
for equal suffrage, and in the
of articles on the subjects closest
to her heart. She says:
"It's no longer enough to feed,
clothe and educate a child. Moth
sTodT "teach their chii-
dren the ideals of service ,0 the
Judgment of $500
Granted in Auto
Wreck Case Tried by
Divorces occupied most of the
first two days of the May term of
Haywood county Superior court
with a total of 19 being granted
and trial oi tne nrsi regular c.vn
case getting under way Tuesday;
afternoon, .luclge William n. oon
hill is presiding.
The trial was listed as Mrs. Km-
succumbed to a stroke Tuesday,
. ing the case In progress with an
ii-man jury. inner
Divorces, in addition lo
Billy Willard Jenkins vs. r rankie
Sclma P. Medford vs. Paul Med-
Samuel Winchester vs. Frances
It was expected that the civil l
term will be completed this week.
In case it extends into the second
week, those from ' whom the jury
will be selected are:
Jack Sutton, Waynesville; Thos.
Honors In 4 -
Carl Greene. Jr.. son of Mr. and
Mrs Carl Greene of Cecil town -
ship, won first prize for entering
the best pig from Haywood county
in the 10th annual 4-H district Pig
show held in Asheville Wednesday,
sponsored by Sears Roebuck and
company and the state extension
! service, and took second prize in
the district competition.
Charles Malnous, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Malnous, Pigeon town
ship, placed second among the
Haywood county entries, and Joe
Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Greene of Fines Creek, won third.
All three entered Poland China
pigs in the show.
The first place winner received
a jersey calf and will get 100 baby
Murray Wins j
Voters Select !
And Sellers For
Canton voters elected Paul Mur
ray as mayor with a 208-vote ma
jority over Maurice Brooks in the i
election Tuesday. Total vote was
910 for Murray and 710 for Brooks,
Elected as aldermen were A. B. I
Robinson with 1, 06fi votes, P. D.
Deweese 831, and Lloyd Sellers
828. Candidates who were de
feated for aldermen were Frank
Hall. 802; Ernest Messer. 796;
Clarence Medford, 241; and Glenn
Police Judge Ralph Mease and
Prosecuting Attorney T. A. Clark
ere returned to office without op-
Willis Kirkpalrick received 418
votes and Earl Silvers 236 to gain
j the C-on dlMrict school
imam s Sh'fi
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Harris Remains Mayor
Cagie is Police Judge
W. Jarvis Campbell led the
Ijiytie IllUllli-lfJaJ nun
votes in the election Tuetiay, and
with Clayton R. Mehaffey, i44; and
Charles B. Hawkins. 139 votes, will
take office as members of the
board of aldermen.
Glenn D. Brown, only member
of the old hoard seeking re-elec-
(jon was def(,a,pd
J. William "Bill" Harris was re-
elected mayor without opposition.
gett jng 194 votes
in me race un ,.uiiLr joui. '
M. Cagle was elected with 153 votes
over Weaver C. Chapman, who re -
reived 7 votes.
pQ Colli CrenCCS
accompanied by their wives.
This is an annual meeting, and
discussions are held on policies
i A I 1 fl , .,l,.,,ii ,f tlir. ITtlQ.l
I nan Mr 1 auuui w atiir.nin. ii n.
: salps miinager and will be ininey. oi ciyoe, . r. u. io. i, ana
charge of the conferences. I Charles of Clyde; his stepfather.
Tht, groMp arP at the Country I Tom Kirkpatrick. of Clyde, R. F.
I Club, and will devote much of j D. No. 1.
i tnrjr timt, t0 recreation during Garrett funeral home is in
their three-day stay here. charge of the arrangements.
Rev. L. G. Elliott pastor of the
First Baptist Church, is attending
the Southern Baptist Convention in
St. Louis. He will be out of the city
for about ten days.
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chicks next spring. The second
, place winner in each county group
third place will win 100 chicks.
For having the second best pig in
the district, Carl Green. Jr., had
second choice in the selection of
seven Jersey calves.
There were 28 entries in the
show, judged by J. C. Pierce, pro
fessor of animal husbandry and
coach of the livestock judging team
at State College, with the assistance
of Virgil Holloway, Madison county
All entries from Haywood, Bun
combe, Graham, Mitchell, Ruther
ford, and Swain counties were Pol
and China pigs, while those from
(Continued on page ftvel
Cabe, Gaddy And
Duties As Aldermen
Waynesville's three new alder
men, elected with more than 200
vote majorities in the local elec
tion Tuesday will hold their first
meeting this afternoon to be sworn
In as a part of the town adminis
tration. The largest vote ever was cast.
1,174, approximately two-thirds of
those on the registration book.
Mayor J. H. Way, who was un-
opposed, was returned to office
w(th 621 votes. Both incumbent
aldermen, however, were defeated.
David Cabe received the largest.
vote, 735, followed by Henry oad
dy with 648 and Dr. Thomas String
field. Sr.. with 514. These three
independent candidates were swept
j into office with a clear victory over
the old board members.
Next in order were the incum-
bents. T. L. Bramlctt received 300
votes and L. M. Killian 288. David
Felmet recorded 243 votes, T. G.
Massie 225, Mac Pace 97 and As-
' bury Howell 94.
The election was held at the
courthouse, with a steady flow of
voters coming to the booths all
day. There was considerable in
terest in the election, but no no
ticeable excitement nor any public
disturbances that sometimes mar
healed contests. Members of the
old board held their final meeting
yesterday to pass on routine mat
ters from the preceding month In
readiness for turning the reins of
government over to their suc
cessors. Mauney, Guard
! Prison Camp
James E. Mauney, 63, guard at
the State prison camp in Hazel
wood, died suddenly around 9
o'clock Tuesday night on the main
street of Hazelwood. He had. as
far as anyone knew, been in good
health and his death came as a
shock at this time.
He had been sworn in on the
jury serving at the current civil
(enn of Super,or court hele P!1
i Mondav and had served two davs
with the group.
; Mr Maunev had been C0!!nected
1 d(h ,he prlson camp Jor the g,.eat
j cr l)ar( of the pas, H year, hav.
ing been transferred at one time
for a period of a few months to
the state central prison. Raleigh.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at the Pine Grove Methodist
church, Fines Creek section. The
Rev. J. M. Woodard of Hazelwood.
will officiate. Nephews will serve
A native of this county, and son
of the late Bob and Margaret
Sparks Mauney, he is survived by
two sons, Cecil, of Hazelwood. and
Ernest Mauney of Newport News.
Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Quay Tay
lor, of Baltimore, Md.. and one si?
Meets Tuesday Night
The Merchants Association is
calling a meeting of all merchants
at 7:30 Tuesday night, May 13, at
the Chamber of Commerce. 'Offi
cers for the association will be
elected at that time, states Carl
Record For 1947
Killed- - 2
(TUp Information. Compiled
From Records of State High
way PatroD ,:Vv:r