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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twkea-Week la The County Seat of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
FOND YEAR No 73 TWELVE PACKS
Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C , FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1947
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1, Station WHCC Dedicated
Bushel Apple Crop Predicted
Has 'Store' Teeth
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Masonic Convocation Guests
KMAL dedication of Radio Station WHCC was
Jdnesday with Senator Clyde R. Hoey the prin-
and the high school band giving a 30-inmute
torn here, icii to ngni, pie w . -ui us hum, picoi
Lrporation, Senator Hoey, and Robert M. Wal-
fcto by Jack Worthington of Ingram's Studio)
or Hoey Optimistic
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lio Station WHCC.
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Will Lay Plans For
Meeting With Park
Rep. Robert Doughton of Sparta
and Sam Weems of Roanoke. Va..
superintendent of the Blue Ridge
Parkway, are expected to attend
the September meeting ot tne
North Carolina Park, Parkway and
Forest Development committee,
announces Charles E. Ray. Jr.,
Primary business to be taken up
at formal meetings include a review
of the National Park service budget
and program for the Great Smoky
Mountains National park, on Mon
day morning at Boone; when plans
will be formulated for a conference
with the park service director in
Gatlinburg on September 25.
Monday afternoon the session
will be devoted to a review and
study of parkway matters, states
A two-day schedule has been
planned for the' committee with
Commissioners Ralph Winkler of
Boone and E. C. Guy of Newland
serving as hosts to the other members.
County Agent Re
ports That Low Area
Picking and processing of Hay
wood county apples for the market
is now beginning, reports County
Agent Wayne Corpening. with the
commercial crop estimated at ap
proximately 150,000 bushels.
From a consensus of opinions of
the orchardmen, the 1947 crop will
be less than last year's, resulting
from losses to spring frost, Mr.
A group of 20 orchardmen at
tended the tour Monday afternoon
which visited the Barber, Henry
Francis and R. H. Boone orchards.
Losses to frost are larger in
low-area trees, but the crop is gen
erally good on the upper slopes.
Some of the high orchards in
Francis Cove, Pigeon Gap, and
East Fork will have more apples
than last year, estimates the county
agent; although a number of other
orchards will have less.
It is difficult to tell at this time
how larae the crop will be, Mr.J
Corpening adds, but it should run
50 per cent or better of a maximum
Prices reported at the Hender-
sonville market, which began ap
ple sales this week, were for top
crade Red Delicious $2.73 to $d.uu;
Golden Delicious $1.25 to $1.50; and
for Hoovers $1.75.
TWO OF THE state officers who will attend the special
convocation of York Rite Masons at the Waynesville lodge
Monday night are John H. Parker of New Bern, Grand Com
mander of the Grand Commandry, Knights lemplar,
Charles C. Ricker of Asheville, Grand High Priest
Grand Royal Arch chapter of Royal Arch Masons.
Haywood Wage Earners
Were Paid 12 Millions
In lM6r ReporJ Shojivs
Charles Ray On
Judson H. Blount of Greenville,
president of the North Carolina
Merchants Association, announces
the appointment of Charles E. Ray,
Jr., of Waynesville, to the impor
tant research and extension com
mittee of the organization, which
now has a membership of more
than 6,000 merchants.
In releasing the announcement
of President Blount's appointments.
Willard L. Dowell, executive vice
president and secretary of the as
sociation, reported that special
standing committees have been ap
pointed to: ( 1 ) investigate and rec
ommend new services which the or
ganization might render its mem
bers, (2) investigate motor and rail
freight rates being charged in
North Carolina and to report to
the board of directors any discrim
inations which might be found; (3)
recommend to the board of direc
tors policies for the association to
pursue on various legislative, gov
ernmental and public affairs mat
ters; ( 4 ) have jurisdiction over the
finances of the association, and (5)
orhitrate differences and complaints
WniCn IlUgm. oiiac
associations or direct members of
The committee of which Mr. Ray
is a member, as well as the other
four groups, will function through
out the 1947-48 convention year.
He Would Accept
Senator Claude Pepper, now at
Tallahassee. Fla., was reported to
have stated his willingness to ac
cept the Democratic nomination for
the vice-presidency in next year's
A United Press story reports
Pepper as saying that he realized
his ambition when he was elected
to the senate, but that if the party
should feel lie could lender "great
er service in some other way. I
would be greatly influenced by thai
During his recent stay in
Waynesville when interviewed by
the Mountaineer, the senator re
marked that the senate had been
his main ambition. He has announc
ed that President Truman "should
be and will be" the Democratic
nominee for reelection .and that
the running male should he a liberal.
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Power Plant Formally
Named For C. S. Walters
An outdoor ceremony at high
noon Tuesday honored the "indus
try, efficiency and humanness of
"Charlie" Walters as the great hy
droelectric plant at Waterville was
named in his honor.
Charles S. Walters, a director and
vice president of the Carolina Pow
er and Light company since its in
ception in 1926, heard officials and
employes of his firm, civic leaders
and friends throughout Western
North-Carolina pay tribute to his
service to the mountain areas.
The entire development at Water
ville, adjacent to the Great Smoky
Mountains National park, including
the 180-foot high dam 12 miles up
stream, was named for Mr. Walters
Approximately 250 people were
present for the occasion.
L. V. Sutton of Raleigh, presi
dent and general manager of the
company, was master of ceremonies
and after invocation by the Rev. M.
R. Williamson, pastor of the
Waynesville Presbyterian church,
described the features of the plant
and reviewed its record since it
first went into operation in 1930.
Eleven-year-old Jane Firmin of
Findlay, Ohio, niece of Mr. Walters,
stepped to a Big Creek boulder ad
jacent to the speakers platform and
unveiled the inscribed plaque bear,
ing the new name of the plant.
"I am humble as I itand here,"
(Continued on page six)
Hogs, Wheat, Eggs
Hit Record Price
CHICAGO (UP) Hogs, wheat,
and eggs rose to record price levels
on the big Chicago exchange today.
But wheat fluctuated sharply when
a Senator. Flanders of Vermont
charged that much of the increase
NEW YORK (UP i Stocks
made headway with difficulty today
as Wall Street watched commodity
prices spiral to new peaks and
waited for further developments in
the foreign situation.
Haywood was among the majority
of counties in the state to share tn
the increase from 1945 to 1946 in
the number of employees covered
by the Employment Security Law.
The list of counties also included
those with an increase in the num
ber of workers protected, an in
crease in the average weekly wage
and the total wages paid, which
went above the billion dollar mark
for the first time in the state's his
tory. The records show Haywood coun
ty had 61 employers subject to the
law in 1945, a figure which had in
creased to 67 in 1946 or 9.8 per
cent, as compared with the state
increase from 11.584 in 1945 to
13,122 in 1946, or 13.3 per cent.
The county, in 1945. had 4.769
workers protected by the law, a
number which had increased in
1946 to 5,203 workers or 9.1 per
cent, as compared with the state in
crease of 11.1 per cent, from 526,
357 in 1945 to 584,901 in 1946.
Total wages paid in this county
to covered workers in 1945 amounts
to $9,398,777 as compared with $12,
206.371 in 1946. an increase of 29.9
per cent, as compared with the
state increase of 23.8 and the state
total of $1,053,695,228 in 1946, high
est in history.
The county's average weekly
wage in 1945 was $37.90, an amount
which had moved to $41.42 in 1946,
an increase of 9.3 per cent, as com
pared with the state's increase of
11.1 per cent, or from $31.10 in
1945 to $34.64 in 1946.
Haywood county employers paid
to the Employment Security Com
mission contributions on their pay
rolls at the rate of 1.54 per cent, as
compared with the state-wide rate
of 1.45 per cent, which is a reduc
tion achieved under the experience
rating provisions from the base
rate of 2.7 per cent on payrolls.
Delegates Elected To
Represent Club at
Frank Kirkpatrick of Waynesville
was elected president of the Hay
wood County Young Democratic
club at the re-organization meeting
In the court house here Tuesday
night, attended by a representative
group from various sections of the
Miss Mary Elmore, vice-chairman
of the 12th district, presided and
led a discussion on the purposes
and aims of the Young Democratic
clubs of North Carolina, and gave
a short history of the former orga
nization here. This was the first
meeting since the club disbanded 1
during the war. 1
She appointed Jack Messer tem
porary chairman, who presided
during the election of officers. In
addition to Mr. Kirkpatrick, Mrs.
Fred Y. Campbell was named first
vice president, Herbert H. Tate as
second vice president, Larry H.
Cagle of Clyde to be secretary, and
Jack Woody of Canton the treasurer.
Elected as delegates to the state
convention in Raleigh on Septem
ber 19-20 were Jerry Rogers, James
W. Reed, Jr., David Underwood,
William Heinz, William Medford,
Edith P. Alley, Ralph L. Prevost,
Lochlan L. Hyatt, Fred Y. Camp
bell and Mrs. Campbell.
The following committees were
appointed: Membership Jack Mes
ser, chairman, Mark Ferguson and
Lawrence Leatherwood; Constitu
tion Mrs. Alley, chairman, Wil-
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Hollywood's most famous
canine star. "Daisy," lost several ot
her lower front teeth doing a stunt,
her owner-trainer, Renie Renfro,
had a bridge made. "Daisy's" co
star in the "Blondie" series. Penny
Singleton, is shown with the pooch
and the new "store teeth." Inci
dentally, "Daisy" has earned nearly
half a million. (International)
liam Medford and James H. Howell, i of Royal
Jr.; Finance David Underwood, j Carolina;
chairman, Clyde Fisher and Wayne : panion I).
Corpening; Social Mrs. Jack West, ; Master of
All York Itite Masons in West
crn North Carolina are invited to
a special convocation in the lodge
hall of Waynesville Chapter No. 69
Royal Arch Masons, to start at 8
o'clock Monday evening, Sept. 15,
it is announced by C. B. Hosaflook,
Distinguished guests to be pres
ent include Most Excellent Com
panion Charles ('. Ricker. Grand
High Priest of the Grand Chapter
Arch Masons in North
Mosl Excellent Com
Ernest Rullock. Grand
Royal and Select Master
chairman, Mrs. Milas Ferguson,! of North Carolina; Right Eminent
Mrs. Wayne Medford and Miss i Sir Knight John II. Parker, Grand
Grace Dean Leatherwood. ! Commander of the Grand Corn-
Greetings were read from the mandry Knights Templars of North
stale president, Basil Whitener, of j Carolina; and Right Eminent Mil
Gastonia. Congressman Monroe M. lard K McKeel. Grand Secretary
Redden of Hendersonville, is af-j Record. t of the Grand York Rite
filiated with the club as an hon-1 Masonic liodios of North Carolina,
orary member. j The invitation to all York Rite
Public Invited To Open
House Program At Armory
Local National Guard
Unit Announces Plans
For Observance Of
World War, II veterans, civic
clubs and all interested persons in
the Waynesville vicinity are in
vited by the . antitank company,
120th Infantry regiment to attend
an open house program which will
be given Thursday evening, Sep
tember 18, at the local Armory.
An informal program is being
planned, featuring a display of
heavy tanks, weapons and other
equipment with which the com
pany fulfills its peacetime mission
as a protective organization for
civil disturbances and trains to
step into the Regular Army during
an international emergency.
Music by the Waynesville Town
ship high school band, light re
freshments and a movie will be
other phases of the program which
is designed to better acquaint the
public with their local military
unit and its part in community
This will serve as the start of
the National Guard assembly, a
two-months' period proclaimed by
President Truman that begins on
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President Kirkpatrick will call a
meeting in the near future at which
time other committees will he nam
ed and plans made for promotion of
this work in the county.
V. F. W. Will Meet Here
Monday At 8 O'Clock
Haywood Memorial post No.
6767, Veterans of Foreign Wars
will hold their regular monthly
meeting Monday night at 8 o'clock
in the Waynesville town hall.
Masons is extended on behalf of
Christian R Eckhoff, High Prest of
Waynesville Chapter No. 69.
R.AM.; Henry E. Brown, Illustri
ous Master of Doric Council No.
20. R. and S. M ; and Hugh J. Sloan,
Jr.. Eminent Commander of
Waynesville Commandry No. 31,
To Build On
Structure And Swim
ming Pool To Be Com
pleted By July
A two-story, rock veneer hotel
will be built before next summer
on the Soco Gap road, approxi
mately three miles west of Dell
wood, It is announced by Claude
D. Medford and his son, John D.
Medford, of Lake Junaluska.
They recently purchased a five-
acre tract of land on the north side
of the highway which is being
cleared by bulldozer. Work on the
foundation is planned to begin
within a few days.
John Medford, who purchased
the Cherokee Inn at Lake Juna
luska from his father two years ago
and has operated it Bince then, an
nounces that the initial construc
tion planned will cost approxi
mately $100,000. Both he and his
father, who owns the large resort
cottage at Junaluska, "Breezy Cor
ners," are selling out their interests
to construct the modern hotel.
Initial sketches for the hotel in
clude a main floor lobby, two din
ing rooms, kitchen and eight bed
rooms with private baths. Upstairs
rooms will make a total of more
than 20 bedrooms, with the hotel
so arranged that an addition can be.
built to double the number of
A swimming pool, shuffleboard
courts and picnic grounds are also
planned for recreational purposes.
The hotel will be centrally heated
and kept open year 'round.
The site was formerly part of
the Boyd farm, which passed
through several owners before
reaching the Medfords. They
bought part of a holding belonging
to W. A. Bradley and Clayton wal
ker. A section of the tract has been
under cultivation, but most of the
five acres is woodland between the
highway and Jonathan Creek, with
730 feet frontage along the road.
The hotel will set back in the
midst of large poplar and other
trees approximately 200 feet from
the highway. A driveway will lead
in, and a large parking area grav
eled off the road.
A large flowing spring will fur
nish water for the enterprise, to
be piped into a reservoir as part
of the over-all construction.
The owners state that they will
supervise and assist in the con
struction, and if weather is favor
able in coming months expect to
have the hotel open on or before
July 1, 1948. A name for the place
has not yet been selected.
RIIO DE JANEIRO UP The
Brazilian supreme court has decid
ed that the bedside wedding of
former King Carol of Romania and
Magda Lupescu was legal.
Cong. Rogers And Family
Visit Here With Friends
Congressman and Mrs. Dwight L.
Rogers and sons. Paul and Doyle,
have been visiting here this week
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Bennett and
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Queen. Cong.
Rogers, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
left Thursday for Europe. During
his absence the family plans to be
Court Opens Monday With
Chance For Woman Juror
Twenty-seven cases are listed on
the calendar for trial in the Sep
tember civil term of Haywood
county superior cqurt, which will
open Monday morning here with
Judge Allen Gwyn of Reidsville
Five cases are on the motion
docket, and a large number of div
orce actions are expected to be
taken up as well.
One unusual feature of the com
ing court will be the possibility of
women serving on the jury. Wom
en's names were placed in the jury
box this summer for the first time
in Haywood history, and fqux were
drawn for the September jury list;
two among the first week and two
in the second week group.
Date Of County
To Be Sept. 21
The annual Haywood County
Singing convention will be held on
the third Sunday of this month
rather than the second Sunday it
was announced yesterday by Tom
The date has been changed to
avoid conflict with the Three-State
convention, which meets on Sept.
14th, Mr. Queen states. The county
convention will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 in the courthouse.
For Their Wives
The annual fall ladies night
staged by the Rotary Club will be
held tonight at seven o'clock, at
the barbecue pit of Rufus Siler,
near the Country Club.
Plans have been made for 120
guests by the special committee in
charge, which is composed of Guy
Massie, Richard Barber and George
In the event of rain, the barbecue
supper will be held in the auditor
ium at Lake Junaluska.
Record For 1947
Injured - 40
Killed- - 6
(This Information Compiled
From Records of SUt Hik
way Patrol) :;:'' :..":'