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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, May 16, 1947, First Section, Image 1

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Standard PRINTING C. 2t.'W S Firft 6 LOUISVILLE K " The Waynesville Mountaineer Published Twice-a Week In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park 49,500 People Live within 20 miles of Waynesville their Ideal hopping center. SIXTEEN PAGES Associated Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1947 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties i .. .-! ID Cut L hard of aldermen for lu . n rtlsruss the 14 sworn in last week I Individual voie m Alderman Caddy will fimlHgnis. mil fin f Ming of Build Mi Soon; U os Are jci in Plans I Mo Station WHCC pdt long-term lease it wood floor of the i building for studios HI start soon rcmod fflug for modern stu mldnjin office for mat of the theatre, tor of the building, now bai his office on hi. I of the floor plans pirn room, two large fclrol room, a business fflpam director's of- storage space. All ill be specially acousti- tower and transmit i be located about a 19, the plans will be the public to see b made from both w the engineers control room. The Wm which will bring ik u ... worm 10 me sta- Dllfpd cn Mi - y "loiiuio can matlcally type the piPtttDt has , . -- nc.uj p.Ki everything in- u wiu De on iMlld 1 fjllf Id . , f Curtia RUS5 is corporation. Curtis were Gs, this Mwd death '"to home on Sua' e conducted I-Harrii Col- X wynesvllle Greensboro. 1 rvices 41,(1 Mrs- Gerge Swear- CT 2 m 59 Of Ms Dies rReport , vlkMii. 1 ffaynesville's New Board'of HENRY GADDY Waynesville, above, held their first official meeting of the year on duties and problems of the office to which they were elected May the group organized by electing Alderman Cabe who received election as mayor pro tem and in charge of the police and fire de- have charge of streets and cemeteries, and Dr. Strlngfield is chair- n vUbb feeases ji Floor 01 Park .'ar For Studios Two Injured In Collision On Highway Two Autos Smash Head-On Thursday Night N6ar Waynes- ville-Ha?eIwood Border Two persons received injuries and one was bound to trial In Su perior Court on the charge of reck less driving as a result of a head on collision between two automo biles at 9:30 o'clock Thursday eve ning on highway 10-23 at the bor der of Waynesville and Hazelwood town limits. As reported by Patrolman O. R. Roberts, the collision occurred be tween the 1938 Plymouth sedan go ing west, being driven by John S. Morrow, 23, of Route 2, Waynes ville; and a 1937 Fofd traveling in the opposite direction, operated by Cecil Cable, 27, of Waynesville. The Plymouth was the property of David Grooms, also of Waynesville, Route 2. Bertha Brackett, a passenger in the Ford, sustained cuts on her face, and Morrow received cuts on his right arm that required medi cal treatment at the hospital. The drivers of both vehicles ap peared Wednesday morning before Magistrate Wade Noland, when Ca ble was fined $10 and costs for op erating the car without a license, and Morrow was bound to Superior Court for trial on the charge of reckless driving and operating a vehicle on the wrong side of the road. Bond was set at $300. An estimated $350 in property damage to the automobiles resulted from the accident. Waynesville Artists Enter Art Showing Two Waynesville artists have entered paintings in the art show in Asheville. Dr. J. L. Cobb has two paintings of negro musicians, and Mrs. McCollom also has two entries. "Uncle Dutch" Smathers Celebrates- 86th Birthday Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren, along with a host of friends, gath ered at the home of Charles Smathers of Saunook on SunJ day, May 11, to pay their re spects to "Uncle Dutch" on his 86th birthday. Rows of tables were loaded with every type of delicious food by friends and relatives for Uncle Dutch's birthday din ner, a bountiful feast enjoyed by 1L Rev. Doyle Miller, pastor of the Pleasant Balsam Baptist ehurch, ipoke of how Uncle Dutch has been as a beacon light in the community for his children and others to follow. Aldermen OR. TOM STRINGFIELI) Youth Will Open Lake Program On County Day Methodist Youth Fellowship of Hay wood Will Give June 1 Program Youth will be to the front dur ing opening days at Lake Juna luska Assembly. On opening day, Haywood County Day, June 1, the Methodist Youth Fellowship of Haywood county will have charge of the Sunday evening (program. June 9-14 will feature a student regional conference, ' bringing to the Lake more than 350 students and counselors Interested In stu dent work. All students who are responsible for program planning on college campuses and those of ficially related to student councils on state and independent and the Methodist-related campuses are in vited. The theme of the conference, as announced by Dr. Harvey C. Brown, of Nashville, secretary of Wesley Foundation work, will be "God and the Day's Work." There will be platform addresses, special sem inars, panels, technique group, forums and conversation groups, with special emphasis on religion and the fine arts, worship and rec reation. Among those composing the lead ership will be Dr. Mack Stokes, Emory university, Ga.; the Rev. Dr. N. C. McPherson, Memphis, Tenn.: the Rev. Dr. William E. Cassell, Winchester, Ky.; T. Z. Koo, World Christian Student Fed eration; Harold Ehrensperger, Nashville, Tenn., editor of the stu (Continued on Page Eight) New Front Put On Main Street Building Here Workmen are completing renova tion and adding a new front to the Main Street building owned Dy Mrs C .1. Reece and occupied by Claiidette Beauty Shop, owned by Mrs. Jack West. Quarters on the second floor have been fixed for the district of fice of the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company, with S. E. Connatser as district manager. The new front on tne ounaing was built of buff brick, which matches other buildings in that area. He is the oldest member of the Pleasant Balsam church, and has always been one of the most active. Mr. Smathers is the father of six living children, 25 grand children, 38 great-grandchildren, and two great-greatgrandchildren. Among the tributes paid on his birthday was that "Uncle Dutch" is loved, honored and respected by all who know him or come in contact with him. He has always been active In every community betterment program in the schools and church. The people of Saunook extended their wish that "Uncle Dutch" will enjoy many more happy birthdays. Interest And Attendance Is High ft! Food School Which Ends Here Today Eating Places and Health Officials Con sider First School Big Success Haywood county's first food handlers school will come to an end today with operators of eating establishments making a tour, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, through the Champion Paper and Fibre company employees cafeteria, and a discussion period tonight fol lowed by the award of certificates for operators who have attended classes Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. R. W. Livingstone, sanitarian for the District Health Department, expressed his pleasure with the in terest taken by those who have at tended, the high quality of instruc tion, and the large number of per sons who have attended classes, and called the school a marked success. More than 250 employees of public eating places were present for classes Wednesday. Methods of instruction ranged from discussions, the use of films, and demonstrations; with equip ment being on hand at the Armory to bring out clearly the approved methods of preparing and serving food and point out how bacteria make food dangerous when improp erly cared for. Similar instructions were given during the morning and afternoon sessions, with different groups present. The first day's program was opened with the invocation by Dr. F. S. Love and short talks by a sanitarian, and restaurant repre sccretary; Nat Clark, Asheville (Continued on PageEight) Dayton Employe Joins Husband In Germany Mrs. Viola Deitz of Sylva, former member of the office staff at Day ton Rubber company here, has left this country for Doggendorg Ger many, where she will join her hus band, First Sgt. Thad B. Deitz, who is stationed there with the United States occupation fo'rees. Mrs. Deitz is the daughter of Mrs. Lela Thornton of Sylva and her husband is the son of the Rev. Thad Deitz, veteran Jackson coun ty Baptist minister. She was at one time employed by the United States government in Washington, prior to her becoming connected with the Dayton Rubber company. Mrs. Ruth Carpenter Assigned To FHA Here Mrs. Ruth Carpentrc has been transferred from the Farm Home Administration office serving Catawba and Lincoln counties to the local office, from which she will work in Haywood and Bun combe counties as home economist. Mrs. Carpenter is the former assist ant county agent for Haywood. She began her duties here Tues day, May 13, filling the position formerly occupied by Miss Bertha L. Proffitt. Full Week Of Events Scheduled For Annual July 4th Celebration Sponsored By Hazelwood Boosters Indications are that the annual enuntv-wide Fourth of July cele bration wllf break all records this year, as the committee added a number of features this week. The event is annually sponsored by the Hazelwood Boosters club. The week's celebration will get underway on Sunday evening when the ministerial association will conduct outdoor vesper services with special music. On Monday evening the seven modern rides will begin operation, it was announced. Only rides will be permitted on the grounds, with the exception of concession cat and drink stands which will be operated by the American Legion. No shows, or places of chance will be allowed. On Thursday evening the quar tets of the county will Stage a two hour outdoor program with large loving cup going to the quartet judged the best. Other special mu sical specialties will be given dur ing the evening. The committee in charge of the Thursday night program is composed of Tom Queen, Dewey Hyatt and Kay Allen. Lions President CLAUDE ROGERS, elected president of the Waynesville Lions Club on May 8, will be installed when the new officers assume their duties in July. Mr Rogers is prin cipal of Central Elementary School. One Killed, Hazelwood Man Injured In Accident Marion E. Sharp of Canton Dies, C. It. . Sanderson Hurt in Wreck Marion Edgar Sharp, 20, of Can ton ' was killed Instantly and Charles Ray Sanderson. 22, of Haz elwood was seriously injured early Thursday ' morning when the car in which they were riding failed to make a curve and crashed Into an embankment on the old Swanna noa highway near the entrance to Sayles Bit tin ore bleacheries. Sanderson was reported by his physician at 4 o'clock yesterday to be in "generally good" condition. He received a severe laceration on the scalp, and a contusion or bruise over the right kidney with the pos (Continued on Page Eight) Saturday To Be Tag Day Here For Youth Club Saturday will be Tag Day in Waynesville and Hazelwood, with attractive tags belne distributed by members of the Haywood Youth Club for the benefit of that organlzatino. Tacs have been made in the club colors sold, green, white and blue, and streamers bearing the words "Youth Club" will be worn by members who are tak ing part In the Tag Day sale. Patrons and suportrrs of the organization are urged to con tribute generously for their tags, since the club's finances are at a low ebb. The program for the Fourth will be a "full day" the committee an nounced". ' Charles Johnson, state treasurer, will be the speaker of the day) starting about 11 o'clock, following a band concert. Starting shortly after noon, there will be two hours of athletic Contests and at 3 o'clock, a base ball game between Hazelwood and Canton Industrial League teams will be staged. Oh the night of the Fourth, a Softball game between the All Stars of Waynesville and the Can ton All Stars will be given. AH these events will be free, it was announced. On Saturday afternoon the Hazel wood baseball team will play a regular scheduled Industrial league game and a small admission will be charged. Much interest is being shown in the program this year, and the committee is gratified at the re sponse given by all organizations who have been asked to participate. The money made on the cele bration is used by the Boosters club for general community im provement projects. Pavement Is Being Laid On New Road To Dellwood Second of Three Layers To Be Com pleted This Week By Contractors The first of three hard-surfacing coats has been spread over the Junaluska-Dellwood cutoff from Dellwood to the intersection of the old road from Waynesville, and the main "mat" coat is now being laid. The primer layer was placed last Saturday and Sunday by Dickerson and company, contractors for the job. . Work on the "mat" coat began the middle of this week and by noon Thursday the asphalt spread ing machines had come from Dell wood to near the Sam Queen resi dence. Since this is a thicker ma terial it is requiring longer to lay, and is expected to be in place by the end of this week. Five days are allowed for the "mat" coat to dry, after which a sealer coating will be placed on top. Once the sealer is dry the 22-foot wide, two lane highway will be opened for traffic between Way nesville and Dellwood again, elim inating the present lengthy detour. Work will then begin on that por tion of the road from highway 19 23 at Lake Junaluska to the fin ished part of the cutoff. With no unexpected delays, it is expected that traffic between Dell wood and Waynesville will begin during the week following Sunday, May 25. Patrolmen Arrest Many On Traffic Counts In April More than 100 arrests were made durlag the month of April for traffic violations by mem bers of the State Highway Pa trol in Haywood county. The indictments on record In volve practically every statute in the highway code. Including speeding, reckless driving, drunk on highway, vehicles with Im proper lights and brakes, no li cense, failure to stop at marked Intersections, trespassing on school grounds, passing on the crest of a hill, driving drunk, and parking on the highway. Cpl. E. W. Jones and Patrol man O. R. Roberta warn motor ists that the months of heaviest traffic are now beginning, re quiring more caution on the part of drivers. Police Make 15 Arrests In Town; Stiff Fines Given Fifteen arrests have been made by members of the Waynesville po lice department since the first of May. it was reported at noon yes terday. Three persons were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. After appearing in May or's Court. Marie M. Turnmyre and Boyd Thompson were fined $50 and costs and had their operator's license revoked for one year; and Grady Clayton, given the same sen tence, appealed the decision for trial in Superior Court. Of the 10 persons charged with public drunkenness, seven paid court costs and three were given suspended sentences until costs are paid. One person on the charge of reckless driving was fined $25 and costs, and another paid court costs for operating a vehicle with no license. Work Opportunities In County Are On Decline Unemployment continues to mount in Haywood county, reaching what is termed a "significant" stage by the lo cal North Carolina Employ ment Service office. "Employers are becoming more conservative in estimat ing employment requirements and the majority of hires in manufacturing industries are for replacement purposes only," states Miss DeBrayda Fisher, manager of the NCES. The only appreciable in crease in employment trend is in the construction industry, including housing, highway and industrial construction. In manufacturing plants scattered lay-offs are occurring through out the area and production in Heads Merchants I X vM'-i! sal DAVID FKI.MKT w;i ' elected Tuesday niyMI to (lie prri.iiiency of (lie Mcrrlianr. A (K!.ih"M David Felmet Is New Head Of Merchants Group To Allow Jewelry and Gift Stores to Open Wednesday Afternoon David Felmcl. m.in.inci of Kieh land Supply fonip.-iny. was elected president of tin- Merchants Associ ation at tile annual election of of ficers Tuesday nilit at the Cham ber of Commerce office. He will succeed Carl Mumlay Ralph SummciTow. manager of the Cash Oroce. y, lla.elwood. was elected vice-president, and Miss S. A. Jones was named secretary treasurer. Following a diM'tcsion by the group who attended the meeting, it was voted to allow jewelry and gift stores the choice of remaining open on Wednesday afternoons dur ing (lie summer nionlhrv "This action win; taken." report: Mr. r'ehiK t, "In n'ln heller service to tourists. The .jewelry tores and places that (h at in handieraf t and other articles that appeal primarily to our visitors ran decide, individu ally, whether they preler to remain open or not mi Wednesday after noons. "If they wi li in tin so. Ihey have the h.ickini; ol tin. Merchants Association." 4-H Baby Beef Tour To Be Held In County Saf. Member!, "f i H club, and their parent- v iH be coivlutted on a tour of all the 4 H baby beeves in Haywond county on Saturday. start i tit! from the county agent's of fice at !) o'clock 'the first stop I will he to sec the call of Sewcll Dean Amos in Hctvei-daiii, after which vis.il "ill fie paid the calves ! of other cluli member; making the j tour. Thoe who lice in fines Creek, i Crabtree and lion DuU are aked by Wa ne ( "un "Hie lat in agent. to meet the group Iron! Waynes ville at ft S Ward's service sta tion a' !i:l"i a m Electricily To Be Off On Sunday Afternoon F.leclr.C pouer will be cut off to allow maintenance work on the I lines Irnm V. to ii p m Siinady. in the Waynesville. Ilaelwood, Lake Junaluska. Chdc, lialsam areas, on l K.F..A and oilier rural lines, it h , annouiK'i d by Carolina Power and 1 Light company. some instance- i- being cur tailed. Despite the general tighten ing tip of the labor market, the placement of applicants by the employment service office took a slight rise during April. Sixty-four job seekers were found work in a variety of occupa tions, skilled and unskilled workers, clerical and sales per sonnel; m the local area, and four applicants were placed in jobs outside Haywood county. The principal placement ac tivities were in the construc tion and paper and pulp man ufacturing, reports Miss Fish er, and 83 per cent of the ap plicants placed were veterans. (Continued on Page Eight) High School Band Concert To Be Given At 8 Tonight Program Will Feature Soloists, Range From Serious to Familiar Music A concert will be given tonight by the Waynesville Township nigh school band and mixed chorus un der the direction of Charles Uley. to start at 8 o'clock In the school auditorium. The program has a wide selec tion of numbers ranging from the more serious classics to adaptation-; of American semiclassic and folk NEW UNIFORMS The long-awaited new uniforms for the WTHS band arrived Wed nesday and have been distributed to members of the unit. The trous ers are black and the jackets gold with a shoulder patch bearing a "typical" moUntaineer and the in scription, Waynesville High School Band. composers, Jerome Kern. Hoagy Cannichael and Steven Foster. Several of the outstanding stu dent musicians will present instru mental and vocal solos during the three-part program. The 55-piece band will be fea tured in the opening phase, raising the curtain with Brockenshire's march, "Glory of the Trumpets." and including among the seven numbers a cornet and trombone solo. Jean Hyatt and Theresa Al ley will serve as accompanist:;. The mixed chorus of 72 voices will present the second part of the program. Id be opened WMh the 'hymn, "Beautiful Savior." and of fering numbers by the girls' chorus and tenor and bass rolo;-. The con cluding portion will again featur" the band ip a selection of the more familiar compositions. Following the opening march (lie band will play the "Salute- (') Corelli." by Long, and "Triumph of Ishtar." by Olivadotl. "Jupiter." a cornet solo by Goldman will bp played by Carol Underwood, after which the band will play Ketelby -"In a Monastery Garden" R.iv Rogers will present the trombone solo. "My Regards," by Llewellyn, and the band brings down the cur tain on the first part ol the pio gram with the "New Colonial" march by Hall. Betty June McCracken v i!! bo io!oi&t in the hymn which, the mixed chorus first presents The girls' chorus will sing the ' Cher ubim Song" by Bortianskv. the combined chorus will present. "Morning." by Speaks and Aaron Hyatt, tenor, will sing "Littir Pd o' Heaven." Rain and the River." "Friend o' Mine," a has:- -n!o bv Jimmy Gentry, "Ol" Man Hirer" and "Oh Susannah" will conclude the choral music. The band Will open their final group of selections with "Child: en's Prayer," from Hansel and Gretel. and the Campbell-Watson arrange ment of Gershwin's "The Little Rhapsody in Blue." Jimmy Gallo way will play "Flight of the Bum blebee'' as a clarinet solo The concluding numbers of the erenins will be Carmichacl's ' Rockm' Chair" and the "Red Mill' ovciture by Herbert. Chamber of Commerce Board Meets Tuesday The Chamber of Commerce board of directors V''U meet at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday, May 20. in the Chamber of Commerce office, it announced by C. J Reece. presi- , dent. Any member of the organization who has some matter to present to the board is invited to attend. Highway Record For 1947 In Haywood (To Date) Killed - - 2 Injured -14 fThis Information Compiled From Records of State High way Patrol)

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