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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 MountainsationaPark
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
WAYNESVILLE, N. C TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1947
SIXTEEN PAGES Associated Press News
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! f J Ceremonv To Honor Walters Today jl-YU
To' Help Dedicate Station WHCC
LN. Y., shipyards
h Shusg has been
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! ve as manager of
is new duties on
esterday for the
at Breezy Cor-
piska, named Rev.
president for the
of Canton, who
fct meeting of the
Is since May.
pre discussed was
ft the association
P Rev. L. G. El-
pon; Rev. M. R.
lesvjlle: Rev. T.
nd Rev. Paul
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f early morning
station by the
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- Partly cloudy
Meeting Will Be Held
Here Friday Night To
Work Out Final
Plans are going forward for the
6th annual Haywood County Here
ford Breeders' consignment sale
and show to be held on the Way
nesville Township high school
grounds Wednesday, October 1,
sponsored by the County Here
ford Breeders Association.
All members of the association
are urged to attend a meeting
called by the president at 8 o'clock
Friday night, Sept. 12, in the court
house, when final arrangements for
the show and sale will be made.
Sons farm, route 1, Clyde; Rocky
Fifty-five animals, all but a few
from Haywood herds, will be en
tered in the competition for show
ribbons and auctioned during the
afternoon by Tom McCord. In ad
dition will be approximately 30
baby beeves to be shown by 4-H
F. F A. vnuths. a Dart of which
will KA' anMttntA hprp and tha re-
how and gale In Asheville tne 101
There will be 22 polled Here
fords from the Boy S. Haynes and
Sons farm, route 1, Clyde; Rocky
Lane farm and Walnut Knoll farm,
Canton; Allgood and McDaniel, of
Liberty, S. C; and W. A. Swanger,
route 3, Canton.
Horned Herefords will be ottered
by Graceland farms, C. T. Francis
and David Underwood of Waynes
ville; and Jack T. Rogers of route
Ribbons will be awarded in 13
classifications, with prizes for the
grand and reserve champions of
bulls and cows.
Officers of the Haywood County
Hereford Breeders Association are
Roy S. Haynes, route 1, Clyde,
president; Dr. A. P. Cline of Rocky
Lane farm, Canton, vice president,
and C. T. Francis, Waynesville,
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CAROLINA Power and Light
company's largest hydroelectric
plant, at Waterville, will be formal
ly named in honor of Charles S.
Walters, (at leftt today. A plaque
commemorating the event will be
unveiled at noon and the program
will feature a talk by D. Hiden
Ramsey, Asheville publisher, and
a response by Mr. Walters, vice
president of the company. Hev.
M. R. Williamson will give the in
vocation. L. V. Sutton, president
and general manager of the com
pany, will act as master of cerc-
Wmnino Cntroral . fl-inHtt nf Mr.
JWaUer9,.int jHaywood cQ.ntaVI
been invited to the occasion.
Young Democrats Will
Meeting Here Tonight
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by the ct
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John D. Ezell
At Home Here
John D. Ezell, 58. died at his
home on Brown Avenue, Friday
morning following a long illness.
Masonic, services were held ai
the First Methodist Church Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Kev.
Paul Townsend and Rev. S. R
Crockett officiating. Interment was
in Green Hill Cemetery.
Active nallbearers were Bill
Coble, Hugh Felder. Robert Fie.
W. S. Sprinkle, C. B. Hosaflook, and
Honorary pallbearers were John
Vance, Dr. J. R. McCracken, R. R.
Mills, Charlie Woodward, Hub Bur
netii, L. N. Davis, Emmett Balen
tine, W. A. Coble, L. M. Killian,
J. W. Killian, W. A. Abel, J. S.
Davis, R. A. Gaddie, R. H. Gibson,
S. K. Connatser, J. H. Howell, W.
H. Owen. Jim Massie, Charles Ray,
Jack Felmet, Harry Lee Liner, Sr.,
Harry Evans, Frank Worthington,
Roy Campbell, J. C. Patrick, Wil
liam Bradley, George Plott, W. rt.
Burgin, James H. Howell, Jr., Wil
liam Medford, Reuben Barnetz,
Claiirio Allpn Rill Chambers. R. E.
Fore, H. O. Champion, S. A. Dantz-
ler, and H. M. Sullivan.
Mr. Ezell was a veteran of
World War 1 and a member of the
American Legion, Post 47, Waynes
ville. He was made a mason of
Waynesville Lodge 259, in 1927 and
was elected master of same lodge
in 1933. He was an active member
of the West Gate Club and Past
Master's Club of the 41st Masonic
District. He served as official coach
for Waynesville lodge for seven
years. In 1937 he was made a Roy
al Arch Mason of Waynesville
Chapter 69. During the same year
he took the Council degrees in
Doric Council 20. In 1933 he was
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Dates Set For Health
Exams For Teachers
Teachers in Haywood county
schools may take 'examinations
for health certificates on two
Friday afternoons this month.
Sept. 19 and 26, at the District
Health department office in the
courthouse here, it was an
nounced this week by Dr. Mary
By United Press
11 KILLED IN STATE
North Carolina's week-end toll of
deaths by accident and violence has
risen to 11.
Inactive Since War,
Political Group To
East Waynesville And
Dellwood Road Sec
tion May Be In
corporated The Waynesville town council on
Thursday authorized Watt Justice
to begin surveys for two proposed
extensions of the corporate limits,
in F.ast Wavnesville and on the
Mr. Justice also is now making a
preliminary survey of the north
ward extension of Montgomery
street to connect with Walnut
Requests have been received
from numerous residents in the
East Waynesville and Dellwood
road sections to be taken in as a
part of the town. The survey will
decide which part of the outlying
nrna fan he incomorated with a
vote of the residents required be
fore the extension can be made.
It is estimated by Dr. Tpm
Stringfield, one of the aldermen,
that should the extensions be made
Waynesville's population would b
increased more than 309.
Another matter discussed at the
regular meeting last week was con
necting water to pipes supplying
the new development beyond the
After an inspection of the situa
tion Friday it was decided to make
the connection. Pipe would be fur
nished the town without cost by
Charles Underwood to go the 1,000
feet from the hospital into the de
The state highway department
has promised to send an engineer
to survey the suggested truck lane,
from the Pet Dairy plant to Brown
avenue, reports Dr. Stringfield. al
though due to press of other work
will not be able to get here imme
Need For Acting
Money Is Available
The Haywood County Hospital
was visited Saturday morning by
five representatives of the State
Medical Care commission, now
making a 20-counly tour to inspect
possibilities of hospital expansion
After spending an hour seeins
the facilities here under the guid
ance of Dr. Thomas Stringfield.
hospital chief of staff, the visitors
. .i.lll, Ihu fai t that
REPRESENTATIVE REDDEN Havwood County Hospital has
c n (,,hw with Rpii- 'adequate grounds on which to ex-
THtrcK iun mpmhers of Conmcss, totctliei wilt! nep '
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resentative George A. Smathcrs, of Miami and Waynesville,' Representatives of the commis-
... .u.. col npnim and dedication ofision who made the inspection were
Will De tne speaKeis ai ......... -.t n - t i R. Berrvman of Raleigh, eon-
il Liie r cti iv Lilian-,
a.t;, wjurr in the auditorium o
rvauiu own"" v-w - --
at noon Wednesday. The public is invited to attend the pro
cram which will begin promptly at noon. Prior to the for
mal program, the high school band will g.ve a 30-m mute ; con
cert "t ..jf
Formal Dedication And
Opening Of WHCC Will Be
Held At Moon VJednesday
Five Potatoes Weigh 16
Pounds, Displayed Here
Five large Sequoia type po
tatoes, weighing; a total of 16
pounds, have been displayed at
the First National bank here by
Tom Alexander, who grew them
on his Cataloochee ranch.
Mr. Alexander planted live
acres of Sequoias which have
met state requirements as certi
fied seed. One acre has been
harvested, netting 500 bushels.
MUST NOT TALK
WASHINGTON Labor Secre
tary Schwellcnbach has instructed
all Labor Department employees to
refrain from discussing the Taft'
Hartley labor law at least until
LABOR OFFICIALS TO MEET
ASHEVILLE North Carolina
will play host this month to labor
officials from all over the United
States and Canada. The meeting
at Asheville September 23 through
the 25 is the annual convention of
the International Association of
Governmental Labor Officials.
North Carolina Labor Commission
er Forrest Shuford is president of
A reorganizing meeting of the
Young Democrats of Haywood will
be held tonight, starting at 8
o'clock, in the courthouse.
Roy Taylor, district chairman of
the state organization, of Black
Mountain, and Miss Mary Elmore
of Waynesville, vice chairman, are
announced as the principal speak
ers. The meeting will be devoted
mostly to business, the election of
officers and delegates to the state
convention. There also will be a
general discussion of the work of
Young Democrats, which is now re
building to prewar strength.
The Haywood club became inac
tive during the war, but former
members are anxious to resume ac
tivities with the high interest held
in the past.
Many persons now are eligible to
become members of the organiza
tion that were not during the past,
and all are invited to attend the
Old Folks Day
Set For Sunday
At Morning Star
Of This Section
Senator William B. Umstead
spent Sunday night in Waynesville,
and yesterday spent several hours
visiting friends. On Sunday morn-
The 6th annual Old Folks Day!"; - ' irno"'
. I class in Canton,
will be held Sunday. September ,js
14 at Morning Star .Methodist, I'-" Im i,cn-st,,l in
CMUICIl, liertl stimuli, v.,,,, a .u.(s-
attendance expected for the occa
sion. The Rev. Dr. David E. Camack,
a former pastor of the church, will
deliver the morning sermon at 11
o'clock. Dinner will be served pic
nic style on the church grounds at
During the afternoon a musical
program will be held under the
guidance of George W. Smathers,
music chairman. Group singing
and renditions, from quartets and
choirs are planned.
Charles A. Rhodarmer and Quay
Smathers are cochairmen of arrangements.
'the development of Western North
j Carolina and believe that additional
I recreational facilities are absolulc
! ly necessary in this area. I do not
feel there is another place in the
'nation when- such scenery as may
be found in this immediate section
J is as readily accessible.
' "Some 12 years ago, I was among
i those making a trip to Baltimore
in the interest of the Blue Ridge
Parkway. Since thai time I have
! continued to be deeply interested
in the development of the project
and the Park."
suiting architect; Dr. John A. Fer
rell of Raleigh, executive secretary:
E. C. Hubbard of Raleigh, principal
sanitary engineer for the state
board of health; L. D. Conway of
Richmond, Va., hospital architect of
the Public Health service; and II. E.
Hamilton of Raleigh, hospital ad
ministrator for the commission.
Expansion of the Haywood hos
pital has been judged an urgent
necessity by medical personnel and
civic leaders throughout the coun
ty. Patients have had to double up
in "single" rooms for several years,
and during peaks of being over
crowded bed have been Art uj in
As one interested person stated
! this week "The hospital is made.
auate now. and our population is in-
Lcreasing. If we act now. the federal
and state government will pay 71
per cent of the cost for an expan
sion; but if we keep putting it off
the county will have to pay the
A federal-state program of finan
cial assistance has been set up.
which in North Carolina is being
administered through the Medical
Care commission. As decided on a
I basis of hospital beds now in the
county and the population of 1940
I (minus losses estimated with popu-
lation shifts during war yearsl it
was decided that Haywood can get
At 11:30 the (i(l-pieee high school an approved hospital expansion by-
paying Zi) cents on tne dollar.
Steps in securing an expansion
are for the county to secure an
architectural plan for the addition,
to submit this plan to the f-late and
federal men for approval - assur
ing out-of-county financial aid, then
to let the taxpayers of Haywood
decide by vole whether the county
will pay its share of the cost.
Upon request ot tne county com
missioners and hospital trustees
Linrisey Gudger of Asheville if
drawing up-to-date architectural
plans for the hospital designed to
meet approval of the state com
mission. It will take several nionth be
fore the plans can be ready fot
consideration by the commission
Once the plans are approved, the
county commissioners may then
call an election in which the tax
payers will vote on a bond issue
to pay the county's share in the
hospital addition's cost.
The situation is similar to the
ume wnen the W.P.A. was in oper-
A delegation of distinguished
visitors, headed by Senator Clyde
'li -lloey. -Representative Monroe
M." Redden, and Representative
George Smathers, will participate
1 in the formal opening and dedica
tion of Radio Station WHCC here
Wednesday at noon.
: The program will he held in the
Park Theatre aim will begin promp
tly at noon. The public is invited
to attend All I nose alienaing are
requested I" be in their seats a
few mimiles before noon, as the
program will be broadcast over the
1 facilities of the station.
iHer the di reel ion of Charles
Isley will give a SO-minute concert
r,,n tin- static of the high school.
This concert will be broadcast over
jWIICC and also heard in tin- the
; a tie.
' The program beginning at noon,
will be fea'iired by an address by
Senator lines and Congressman
Redden. Recognition of I he visit
ing mayors, newspapermen. Cham-
Jer nl Commerce officials, and ra
dio ixeculivi's nl Ibis area win De
made during I he hour program.
Itolieil M. Wallace, general man
ager ol the station will be master
nf ceremonies. Senalor Lee H.
Weathers of Shelby will present
Senator Hney. and Representative
Redden will be prsenleri by Senator
William Mdford. Holt Mcl'herson
will present Representative George
The stockholders "1 the radio
station will be presented by W.
Curtis Ross, president.
A -number of schools throughout
MIGHT SETTLE STRIKE
One negotiator reports some
nrnffrpss toward settlement of the
strike of 1,800 railroad men that is
cutting into steel production in the
Negotiations resumed today.
The Agriculture Department esti
mates the cotton crop this year at
11,849,000 bales of 500 pounds each.
The report is expected to have a
further softening effect on cotton
prices, ' . .. '
Warren Tells Lions Of
Civic Round Table's
Fight In Tampa Politics
James W. Warren, of Tampa, told
members of the Lions Club at their
weekly meeting Thursday how
Tampa civic clubs, through a Presi-
I dents Round Table set up, had
helped clean up Tampa politics in
recent years, without taking pan
Active in business and civic af
fairs, Warren, member of the State
Welfare Board, a bank director, and
head of the Coca Cola business in
the Tampa area, has been a lead
ing factor in many organizations of
public interest, but has never held
a pay office. He declined a few
years ago when efforts were made
to draft him as a candidate for
Mayor of Tampa.
"For a long time we were
ashamed of the vote stealing in our
town ,and decided to do something
about it, and we did. Warren said.
T l Anrnnnii i f hp fid Of
1 I1CIC woa a v 1 1 1 " - --
the old gang that handled elections.
so our state senalor put a Dili
through the legislature for creation
of an election board, and turnea
over to the Presidents Round Table
the job of picking new board mem
bers. We picked upstanding busi
ness men who had never held or
run for public office. Not one of
them made a sDeech. and our siaie
won a sweeping victory. Later we
got voting machines, and elections
since that time have been clean
The Round Table membership is
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Chief Warns Motorists
Drive Slow Near Schools
Police Chief Orville Noland
warns all motorists to slow down
to the prescribed 15 miles per hour
when driving through school zones
in Waynesville. Policemen are on
duty each morning and afternoon
at the zones and have been in
structed to enforce the regulation
"Any driver who is caught speed
ing in a school zone will be fined,"
promised Chief Noland.
........i 'i n t, linn 111 iin nil1
' , , lH i,ini-iiims I atIon, one person commented Hav-
program on sets i he ! wood county then had the oper
and give al stud , nt s a ,n oppor , fuH of gettinR scnools buiwith
tum.y to hca. the spekes. ,arge q
Kev. Paul Townsend, pastor of . the federal government. Bv getting
the First Methodist church, will p,ans d auicklv rhi"
complished: while some other sec
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HEAVY RAINS IN EAST
(By United Press)
RALEIGH The state highway
department says traffic is being re
stored over Highway 264 in East
ern North Carolina. The heavily
traveled road between Greenville
and Washington was washed out
by a nine-inch rain Saturday night
and early Sunday. Besides the
in hlnKnrau arnrpe nf rnlintv
roads were blocked by washed out yuetf
give the invocation.
The program was set at noon in
order that clerks in all Waynes
ville stores could attend, as Wie
stores close at noon on Wednes
days. The station went on the air Sun
day. August 31. und at the time,
announced the formal opening and
dedication would be held later.
A large number of radio techni
cians who assisted with the instal
lation of the station are expected
to attend the opening. A number of
friends of the station from Shelby
also plan to be here.
At five o'clock Wednesday after
noon, a special musical program by
Waynesville musicians, will be
heard, as a part of the dedication
program. This featured program
will originate in studio "A" over
the Park theatre. The public is in
to visit the studios at any
time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Record For 1947
Injured - 40
(This Information Compiled
From Records of State HU1