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The Waynesville Mountaineer
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Published Twice-a-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The GreaSmoky Mountains National Park
Associated Press News
WAYNES VI LLE, N C TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1947
$300 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
elwood Ready To,
Banquet Is !
To Be Held j
By Hereford !
Albright Campaign Reaches Waynesville
XH Bond Sale
town council now
0 available for t,le
authorised in the
lion in "u 10
tetails for street "
al,.r and sewer ex-
L (he bond sale was
L.k bv William C.
tncy lor the town.
lre sold tlirougn me
Lent commission In
. i.:- A
nf the serial type,
ij less than 2.5 per
specifications for im-
the street have not
Id but present plans
Ice all paved streets
he limits, with the
Ition of Main street.
as many of the un
its is possible.
e Fisher states that
sauare yards of
Street is not included
but will be resur-
loney available holds
the bond issue are
Id to streets, $10,000
and $5,000 for sewer
not vet been made
olaces where water
Les will be extended
savs. but this work
be done in connec
members of the CfO
fere Unions of Ariter-
itd a one-week train-
it the summer assem
if the Southern Meth-
Irom North Carolina,
fcrgia and Tennessee
the textile union
;e Junaluska. They
ises in labor legisla-
K labor history.
je is the last in a sum-
msored by the union.
For Annual Show And
Sale by County
At a meeting Friday night in
the county agent's office, the Hay
wood County Hereford Breeders as
sociation decided to sponsor a ban
quet on Tuesday evening, Sept. 30
before the sixth annual Herelora
Showand Sale, to be held October
1 on the Waynesville Township
high school grounds.
The committee appointed by Roy
H. Haynes, president of the associ
ation, to be in charge of the ban
quet is Dwight Williams, David Un
derwood, Wayne Corpening, and
Miss Ma'ry Margaret Smith. The
banquet will be held in the Hazel
wood school cafeteria.
Dr. J. E. Foster, head of the ani
mal husbandry department, Uni
versity of Maryland, will be judge
of the animals entered in the show.
The auctioneer will be Col. Tom
McCord from Montgomery, Ala.
Renrosentatives of the American
Hereford association, the Southern
Stockman, and personnel from
North Carolina Stat college will
attend the event. The show will
start-at 10 a.m. on Oct. 1, and the
sale it 1 o'clock that afternoon.
The? Hereford association is also
sponsoring the showing and sale
of some of the 4-H and F.F.A. Baby
beeves in the county. Tiere will
be apporximately 25 of these fatted
calves which will be shown at the
same time as the other animals.
The 4-H Club county council will
serve lunch on the school grounds
the day of the show ana sale.
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First Day Heads Club
Parkway Head Scored
For Not Opening Road
mrTTTmrn arovf. i thP trailer which serves as field office for R. Mayne Albright.
shown with his wife, which was parked in front of the Haywood county courthouse last
week-end during his swing into Western Norm caronnrt
if directors of the
"ommerce will meet
0, according to an
yesterday by C. J.
lent of the organiza-
e malters to be dis-
n outline of Dlans
Winter Drherams nn
fcts, development of
I rea. and a commu
To Join Haywood
Thp annrnximatelv 300 milk pro
ducers in Haywood have been sent
application blanks to join the Hay
wood CooDerative Breeding asso
ciation, Inc., of which Joe Palmer
is temporary chairman.
Designed to offer dairymen me
service of registered bulls without
their year-round upkeep, the as
sociation expects to be in operation
A full time inseminator is to be
available and upon notice from a
dairyman would carry out tne ar
tificial breeding at a $5.50 service
The Mounts! nppr Hv
prober 15 Increas
I late in iartornn-
jw scattered showers
w wami lu-
Pl decreasing cloudi
siderable cooler to-
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i . an. aim
fwd by the staff of
Max. Min. fall
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A Soaking Rain
An electrical and rain storm hit
WotmoQuiiio ahniit three - thirty
Monday afternoon for the first hard
rain in some weeks.
Other sections of the county have
harl hard rains from time to time,
but this immediate area has been
extremely dry, with only .59 oi an
inrh rponrrtpd at the State Test
farm riurine the first 14 days of
fcent won j i j
. ... u mjiu
r En,mett Balentine
fr aftor u
- me paper
Vaults, use the
Issued For Nearly
13,000 Pounds Grass,
Nearly 13,000 pounds of rye
grass, orchard grass ana laaino
clover seed have been ordered on
the government supported program
hv mo than 60 Haywood county
fanners, with a larger number ex
nmHoH to oartlcipate as soon m
tobacco and silage crops are har.
Total expenditures for winter
cover seed amounted to $1,435.96.
reports Miss Mary Sue Crocker,
clerk at the AAA office, through
the middle of last week.
Sixty-one growers have received
purchase orders for 10,250 pounds
of rye grass seed to date. This
means that half the quota of seed
initially allotted to Haywood has
been or will be seeded.
Hyegrass seed has accounted for
$717.50 spent by the governmen',
at 7 cents per pound; and $307.50
spent by the farmers at 3 cents per
Ladino Clover, for which $1.00
per pound is paid by the govern
ment and 50 cents by the grower,
has cost the AAA $627.20 and the
20 farmers a total of $196. There
have been 392 pounds of seed or
dered; government support being
limited to enough for five acres per
Fortv-three farmers have ordered
2.188 pounds of orchard grass, pay
ing 12 cents per pound 'a total ol
$262.56) to the governments 15
cents per pound (totaling $J2t).Ui.
Winter cover and clover crops
are being encouraged by the gov
ernment to help relieve the etlecis
on livestock of the big losses in
the Middle Western corn crop; ex
pected to make feed scare and
high priced. North Carolina farm
ers ere bein advised to sow their
seed before October 1.
Meet 23rd; Many
Before The Body
Dave Felmet, president of the
Merchants Association announced
yesterday that the group would
mppt Tupsriav Seut. 23, for the
first of a series of fall meetings to
make plans for the fall and winter
"Among the matters to be dis
mprl will be closinK hours, what
holidays will be observed, and sev
eral matters of vital importance to
business in general," Mr. Felmet
"Every merchant in this com
munity is excepted to;b present
as for the meeting, at the Chamber of
Commerce office. Matters that con
rern the oDeration of every retail
business will be discussed," he
The meeting will start at 7:30.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barber,
Jr., had as their guests last week
end, Mrs. Barber's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Norman, of Griffin, Ga.
Radio Talk And
See Bomb Film
- "Operations Crossroads," a col
ored movie showing the dropping
of the atomic bomb on Bikini, in
July 1946. was shown to the Boost
ers Club here last Thursday night.
Before the picture was shown,
Zeno Wall. Jr.. commercial man
ager of Radio Station WHCC dis
cussed briefly the arrangements
necessary for staging a broadcast
of a football game. He explained
the use of telephone lines, spotters
to check players, and the duties of
two announcers on the scene.
The program was in charge of
Clyde Fisher, who presented Ned
Tucker who showed the film, which
was an official pictorial recording
of what happened when the atomic
bomb was dropped on a fleet of
ships in Bikini lagoon.
The scenes of the underwater
explosion of the fourth atomic
bomb was also shown, and the
Frank Underwood, president,
presided, and John Summerrow is
secretary. William Chambers was
elected treasurer to succeed Rufus
Gaddis who is moving away.
Lions Hear Radio Men;
Change Place Of Meeting
Donald Hunnicutt, chief engi
neer, and George Flowers, program
director and announcer tor ramu
station WHCC were speakers last
week at the Waynesville Lions club
meeting in Patrick's uateier.-.
the equipment and policies of the
station and inviting the Liens to
visit studio and transmission facil
ities. , .
This week the club will meet ai
the Towne House, to be the regu
lar meetng place in the future, it
was announced Friday Dy one o.
the officers. After the dinner and
business meeting Thursday, the
club will attend the open house
program at the Armory as guests of
the. Antitank company, 120th In
Mr. Hunnicutt, originally from
Forest City and a radio and radar
specialist with the Marine Corps in
Japan, South and Central America,
described the transmitting equip
ment of WHCC as the best avail
able and told that the station sig
nal had heen heard as tar away
as Dei. vor, Colorado.
installation was designed to give
coverage of Haywood county and
adjoining areas rather than carry
for long distances, ne statea. Al
though it is the common opinion
that the antenna is the most im
portant equipment; actually .the
ground system is more vital, he
added. Thus the tower was placed
in one of the wettest areas of the
county, and several miles of wire
plowed into the ground.
'Continued On Page Four)
Mrs. Calvin Houghland and chil
dren, who have spent the summer
with the former's aunt, Mrs. Adora
Rayne, left Sunday for their home
in Nashville, Tenn. They were ac
companied by Mr. Houghland, who
spent the week-end here.
Candidate For Gov
ernor Out To Find
What The People I
R. Mayne Albright, candidate for
the Democratic nomination as gov
ernor in 1948, brought his "get
acquainted" trailer campaign to
Waynesville on Friday evening and
departed Saturday for a swing inj
counties farther west, before re
turning to Rateigh. '
An independent whose motto is
"planned progress and clean poli
tics," Mr. Albright remarked here
that his trip is bringing "grand"
response. "Hundreds of people
come to the trailer and speak their
ideas on roads, schools, sales tax
and other issues."
His preliminary campaign fol
lows the formal announcement of
his candidacy on June 12 when he
resigned as executive director of
World Federalists, organized at
Chapel Hill. Mr. Albright plans to
visit all 100 counties of North Caro
lina to get acquainted with local po
litical leaders, veterans 6rganiza
I ions and the man on the street.
"My main object is to find what
the people are thinking," he said.
While here, the .seventeenth
county where he parked his mobile
field headquarters, he and Mrs. Al
hrifht were Bursts of the Rotarv
! club barbecue and American Le
gion and auxiliary meeting on Fri
day night. Saturday was spent in
making further contacts.
The trailer serves as a symbol of
one of his platform planks, an eco
nomical campaign within the pre
scribed expenditure limits of the
After the "meet the people"
phase of his campaign is completed
Mr. Albright plans a series of for
mal addresses and rallies based on
a more complete knowledge of lo
cal as well as state issues.
A lawyer and state employee for
seven years, during which he be
came director of the State Employ
ment Service, his campaign started
with the statement that "It is not
enough that we have honest gov
ernment in North Carolina. We
must have honest campaigns and
honest elections if we really want
to broaden the base and raise the
level of politics."
His program of "planned prog
(Continued on Page Four)
No Women On Jury
As September Term
Six divorces were granted Mon
day morning as the civil term of
Superior Court opened here with
Judge Allen II. C.wyn of Heids
The first case on the regular
calendar was being tried yester
day afternoon; Helen C. Mathews
vs. C. M. Dicus et al.
Neither of the two women on the
iurv list for first week trials were
among the jury selected Monday.
Mrs. Bonner Ray was excused by
Clerk of Court Hugh Leatherwood,
and the official notice to Virginia
Wilson was delivered by error to
a school girl with the same name.
Divorces were granted in the
Bobbie Rhea vs. Thomas Rhea.
Ernest P. Warren vs. Ella Wat
Elizabeth Brooks vs. Lance
Polly Austin vs. Harold Austin.
Clarence Muse vs. Lucille C.
Earl Prator vs. Louise Prator.
Members of the trial jury (with
one alternate) were: Clifton S. Ter
rell, Pigeon; Garland E. Allen,
Beaverdam; Taylor Rogers. Fines
Creek; Hobard White, Ivy Hill; K.
E. Browning, Cecil; Hugh L. Walk
er, Crabtree; D. A. Howell. Waynes
ville; W. R. Hyde, Beaverdam; R.
A. Justice, Fines Creek; Virgil Guy
Grogan, East Fork; Virgil Farnklin,
Jonathan Creek; Guy M. McElroy,
Crabtree; and T. B. McCracken,
FRANK KIRKPATRICK, Way
nesville, was elected president of
the Haywood County Young Dem
ocratic, club at its reorganization
meeting here last week.
$15,000 Building Is
Started Behind Rogers
Construction began on Monday
morning on a building for the
Mountain Supply company in which
tractors and farm equipment will
be sold and repaired, behind Rog
ers Electric company store on
Expected to cost approximately,
$15,000. the building will be 40 feet
wide by 60 feet deep, reports Hugh j
Rogers, one of the owners. j
J. C. Norris construction com
pany has contracted to erect the
building, the front of which will
he faced in brick. The building is
expected to be ready for use by
November 1. '
On the main floor will be a large
display room for Ford tractors and
Dearborn farm implements, while
in the basement a service depart
ment will be maintained for all
types of farm machinery.
The Mountain Supply company
will be operated by Hugh, Wayne
and Max Rogers, in conjunc
tion with their electric appliance
store, opened April 1, 1946.
Group Decides To
Hold Future Meetings
At Masonic Temple I
Announcements was made at the
American Legion post meeting jon
Friday evening that the Legion
Home on TV iot ' atreet haw 4jJ8ftR
sold to Bryan Medford and David
Commander William Medford re
ported on the s:ile at the post's reg
ular meeting, held for the first time
in the Masonic Temple third-floor
assembly room. Proceeds from the
Legion Home sale will go into the
post's liuilding fund to be used as
I he group decides at a later date.
It was voled. for the time being,
all meetings will be held in the
Masonic Temple. The Legion and
Auxiliary meet .jointly on the sec
ond Friday night of every month
Milas Fcrgicihii and Fred Y.
Campbell, delegates to the national
(Continued On Page Four)
Mr. And Mrs. H. W.
In Auto Overturn
Army Seeking Bodies Of
New Guinea Crash Dead
Miss Lorraine Martel left last
week for River Forest, 111., where
she entered Rosary college.
Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Woodward
of the AdK i Umisr here received
lacerations anil bruises of a pain
ful hut not serious nature as a re
sult of their automobile turning
on its mcIc about 4 o'clock Mon
day afternoon on highway 19-23
in front of the Junaluska Metho
The car was reported by a wit
ness to have been headed west
down the hill, the front wheel
went off the pavement to the
right which breaks off sharply
at that spot and when the ve
hicle was cut hark on the road it
skid around on the wet surface,
turned on its side, and bounced
The two occupants were taken
to the Haywood County Hospital
for lirst bid treatment and re
leased shortly afterwards.
Supt. Weems Turns
Down Suggestion To
Open Wagon Road
The Park Service has turned
down a suggestion made by The
Mountaineer that the 5-mile sec
tion of the Blue Ridge Parkway at
Wagon Road Gap. be opened to
the public for six weeks this fall.
The suggestion was made by the
editor of this newspaper, in order
that the nublic could enjoy the
colorful foliage in that area, and
the unsurpassed scenic views irom
the several look-out points along
The proposal carried with it the
suggestion that the Parkway be
opened from nine until five o'clock,
and that a patrolman from some
other section of the Parkway be
put on duty.
Sam P. Weems, superintendent
of the Blue Ridge Parkway, said
in part, in his reply.
"We agree that the scenery from
this particular section of the Park
way ranks with the finest in the
East, and we can appreciate the
desire of the public to use it,
"It is not the plan or purpose, I
can assure you, of this Service to
construct sections of the Parkway
in vour area only to lock them
against use by the public. We feel,
however, that extensive use of the
section in question would result in
severe criticism against not only
this service but also the nearby
"As you know, this section of the
Parkway has not been paved; it
necessarily receives only prevent
ive maintenance; it is subjected to
rock and land slides, and would De
come disagreeably dusty with any
appreciable travel. Cost of main
tenance and operations equipment
and man-power required to place
and to keep this relatively short
I section of th Parkway in a reason-
jU!y. "iiCs Wtf' faeortiMe tfa.veJt con.
dmon would, we Deuevc, De our
of proportion to the use it would
We feel that the public would
much prefer to forego the use of
a section of the motor road until
it is more complete, free of dust.
rock and land slides and the at
tendant inconveniences, and until
signs and guardwalls have been
constructed. We are sure that you
will agree with this line of thought.
"It is our understanding that
numerous parties park their tais
at Wagon Road Gap and walk part
or all of this road. We much pre
fer that they do this until we can
provide the high standard road
construction, maintenances, and
services essential for the proper
use and operation of the Blue Ridge
"We appreciate your continued
interest in the Parkway and look
forward to the day. as you do.
when we can justify opening the
Wagon Road-Beech Gap section of
the Parkway to the public."
The above letter was shown to
C. J. Reece, president of the
Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce, who is familiar with that
whole region, and perhaps has
been over it more than any other
man in Waynesville.
Mr. Reece said: "I cannot sub
(Continued on Page Four)
Crabtree P.-T.A. Will
Meet Wednesday Evening
The Army Graves Registration
bureau in Manila, reports a United
Press dispatch, is preparing to pen
etrate the inaccessible "Shangri
La valley" in New Guinea to re
move the bodies of seven WAC's
and 14 soldiers, among them SSgt.
Hilliard Norris, son of Mr. and
Mrs. T. C. Norris, of Waynesville.
They have lain buried there near
the rusting wreckage of an Army
plane which crashed while on a
pleasure outing on a sunny Sunday
afternoon May 13, 1845.
Forty-seven days after the crash,
a WAC and two soldiers were res
cued when a C-47 snatched a glider
into the air before the eyes of
puzzled natives; one of the most
dramatic stories of the war.
The valley lies amid towering
mountains where natives are so
primitive they carry stone axes.
Officials admit that the rescue may
take a year and will require the
toil of 20 soldiers and scores of
hired natives before Sgt. Norris
and his 20 companions will be
brought back to civilization and
buried with ceremonies beftting
soldiers of World War II.
The September meeting of the
Crabtree-Iron Duff P.-T. A. will be
held Wednesday evening, Septem
ber 17 at 7 o'clock. Rev. Cecil L.
Heckard, pastor of Junaluska Meth
odist church will be the speaker of
A membership drive in the form
of a contest is to be conducted
throughout the year and those
present Wednesday evening will be
chosen by L. O. Ferguson or Mrs.
All interested patrons of the
school are urged to attend the
At the first meeting of the Crabtree-Iron
Duff P.-T. A. the follow
ing committees were named: Mem
bership. Mrs. L. O. Ferguson, Glenn
Noland. Mrs. lioy Medford; hospi
tality, Mrs. Sam Noland, Mrs. Jen
nings McCrary. Jarvis Caldwell;
program, Marshall Kirkpatrick,
Mrs. Hugh Noland, Mrs. H. R.
Caldwell. Miss Lura Mae Green
Mrs. L. C. Brvson: publicity. Mrs
O. L. Yates. B. F. Nesbitt, Mrs.
James Kirkpatrick; grounds and
buildings, Jesse Haney, L. O. Fer
guson, Mrs. Frank Medford; music
and art, Mrs. Evelyn Sutton, Mrs
Fred Noland Mrs. Marshall Kirk
Patrick: first aid, L. C. Bryson, Mr
Shibor. Mrs. Justice- hygiene. Mrs.
fl C. Palmer. Mrs. Glenn Noland.
Mrs. Owen Corwin; magazines,
Miss Lura Mae Greene, Mrs. Weav
er Chambers, Mrs, Kate Noland;
tuonunuea on rage rouri
Mr. And Mrs. Rung
Return From Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rung arrived
Sunday from Redondo Beach, Cal..
where they have been for several
months with their daughter, Mrs.
J. F. McCann and Mr. McCann.
They are residing at the former
Henry home on the Dellwood road.
Mr. and Mrs. Rung formerly op
erated the Green Tree tea room
here and have announced that they
are considering reopening at an
Record For 1947
Injured - 42
Killed - - 6
. (This Information Compiled
From Records, of State High
way Patrol) .