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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Pubhshed Twice-a-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
EIGHT PAGES United Press and Associated Press News
WAyNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1947
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
20 miles of
TO RE-ENACT SLAYING
f of II
i detective, Fred W. Smlgelski, 14, of Newark, leaves
, police station prepared, it was stated, to re-enact
jf Jackie Preston, 11, of Kearny, N. J. Young Smigel-
jas confessed to luring Jackie to an abandoned ware-
lijhim to prove he "was no sissy." (International)
anls To Discuss
ding Trading Area
eling Here Tonight
an To Lead
ance is expected
te small court
president of the
e program will be
A. C. Slaughter,
ry and manager
Jlr. Slaughter will
pig the Trade Ter-
lando Chamber of
five is vacationing
pi oi October and
to talk with the
He is staying
po be discussed to
h a proposed To-
fstival late in No-
d several other
to the organiza-
"ght up at the
it that every mer-
ss man interested
the community be
cju, Mr. rel
k in nolirp rnnrt
to three persons
of court costs tn
fety of minor of-
Paid a fine of
pd had his oncr-
)ked a year when
"ing drunk. nv
25 and costs
court costs for
ftss. two for run.
and nrw. f,-
f vehicle without
Dahlias Now At
Best In Ivey
Garden At .-Lake
An outstanding' floral attrac
tion in 400 hills of dahlias may
be seen in the garden at the J. B.
Ivey home at Lake Junaluska.
"They are the finest we've
ever had," Mr. Ivey remarks.
"There are many new varieties
and dahlias of all colors except
The flowers range in size from
l'i inches across to 12 inches
one flower having been meas
ured at 14 inches. Some of the
varieties are quite expensive, one
being worth $50 a bulb.
Visitors are urged to come
during the morning when the
flowers are prettiest.
U C Hereford
Breeder Of Here
fords, Elected Head Of
M. O. Galloway of Waynesville
was elected president of the North
Carolina Hereford Breeders asso
ciation at the annual meeting on
Saturday in Elizabethtown at Green
Mr. Galloway, the largest breed
er of registered horned Herefords
in Haywood county, is a past pres
ident and one of the most active
members of the county Hereford
C. W. Mayo of Tarboro was
elected vice president; Mrs. E. D.
Chandler of Asheville, secretary-
treasurer; A. K. Harris, Shelby;
L. M. Lottin, Richfield, and Mr.
Mayo are directors for three years;
and W. S. Barber of Mt. Ulla, a
director for one year.
Approximately 200 members of
the state association attended the
annual meeting with Dr. R. A. All-
good of Fayetteville, presiding. Dr.
J. H. Hljton and Dr. L. D. Beaver
of North Carolina State college
were guest speakers.
Those from Haywood who at
tended the meeting were Dr. and
Mrs. J. L. Reeyes, Canton; Roy S.
Haynes and R. C. Evans of Clyde;
C. T. Francis, Dwight Williams,
Wayne Corpening and Mr. Gallo
way of Waynesville.
NICE 'KITTY'-AT A DISTANCE
(I o if -is
Police Radio Servieg
Dies In N. Y.
STtOUINO DOWN the street with her pet, Barbara Logan, 15, of Holly
wood, Calif., keeps a firm hold on the leash of "Pasha," a 7-weeks-otd
lion cub. Barbara explains she always wanted one of the jungle kings aa
a pet. and that "Pasha" is on good terms with her kitten and two dogs.
However, her neighbors are keeping their distance. (International)
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New Health Dist.
Transylvania county, formerly in
the same district as Haywood, has
joined with Henderson county in
a new health district to be in op
eration by October 1.
Officials and staff members of
the new unit were elected by the
commissioners ot Henderson ana
Transylvania last week.
Dr. J. B. Wilkerson, of Brevard,
was elected part-time health officer
for Transylvania county, and Dr.
T. W. Sumner was chosen part-
time health officer for Henderson
county and senior health officer for
the district. W. F. Hart of Bre
vard was named district sanitarian.
Transylvania's part in maintain
ing the two-county district will be
Florida Man Sees
Need For Longer
Season In W.N.C.
. Executive $cretay,
Manager of Orlando,
Feels Season Should
Go Until Nov. 1
"The season here should be ex
tended to the first of November,"
A. C. Slaughter, executive secre
tary and manager of the Greater
Orlando Chamber of Commerce
told The Mountaineer yesterday,
as he vacationed here.
"It's a shame that the season
here should be closed so soon. The
late September and all the month
of October are ideal times to spend
in the mountains. The weather is
perfect, the foliage beyond des
cription yes, everything to make
a vacationer's time well spent,"
the Florida man continued.
Mr. Slaughter has held his preF
ent position for the past 15 years,
and was Instrumental in expand
ing the trading territory of Or
lando to include some 600,000 cis-tomers.
GI Pay Bill Reported
Passed 'By Accident'
Says Rep. Sniathers
Of National Guard
Open House Held
By 120th Infantry
Editor's Note - The following
article appeared in The Miami
Herald, and is the account of Rep
resentative George Sniathers' first
address in Florida since leaving
here, where he spent his vacation
with his family.
For November 4
ASHEVAlE IAP) The city
coupcil this afternoon passed a
resolution' calling a special elec
tion on November 4 on the ques
tion of whether ABC stores shall be
established in Asheville. The vote
was 5 to 2.
Three attorneys representing a
citizens committee opposed to the
stores, Thomas J. Harkins, R. R.
Williams and George Pennell, ar
gued against the calling of the elec
tion for about an hour before the
The action of the council came
after the city board of elections had
certified that there was a sufficien
cy of names on the petitions which
Speaker On Far
"The crisis in the East is bigger
than you think," Pera Benjamin
told Rotarians here Friday, as he
was featured for his second lec
ture of the season.
Mr. Benjamin, a native of Persia,
told the story of Mohammedan
ism, and the effects on political, re
ligious and racial problems in the
East. Tracing the history of Mo
hammed and his fight to control
the world, Mr. Benjamin said, "No
two men in all history caused more
bloodshed, misery, or wrought
more destruction than did Moham
med and Hitler."
Those who refused to believe in
Mohammedanism were killed or
run out of the country, the speak
er related wun mucn leenng, as
his family escaped to America
rather than yield to the belief.
The customs and habits of Mo
hammedanism were related by the
speaker, which including praying
five times daily, fasting between
sunrise and sunset.
Jonathan Woody had charge of
the program, and Rev. M. R. Wil
liamson, president, presided.
Weapons and the heavy tank
were the center of attention on
Thursday night at the Antitank
company, 120th Infantry Regiment,
North Carolina National Guard, en
tertained the public with an open
house program at the local Arm
ory, attracting several hundred
people in spite of drizzly weather.
Light military equipment for the
Waynesville company was displayed
on tables placed around the outer
edges of the auditorium, and an
M-4 heavy tank and light truck
parked in the back entrances, open '
tq inspection. Included were small j
arms, entrenching tools, compasses,
helmets, pup tents, a field switch
board, radios and kitchen
A short program of music was
played by the Waynesville Town
ship high school band.
In an address of welcome Capt.
James Davis, commanding officer,
explained the purpose of the Na
tional Guard as a force in preserv
ing peace. The antitank com
pany, he added, is a considerable
financial asset to the community
by bringing, at full strength, an
annual payroll of $18,000 here.
Members of the unit are taught
skills and have a program of sports,
Capt Davis related. j
A recruiting campaign is under
way to build up the company s
Hep. Goerge Sniathers declared
(hat the congressional bill permit
ting veterans to cash their term
inal leave bonds this month "was
passud. , purely by accident"
" The Republican leadership in the
house, he said in a speech at a
dinner sponsored by the Jack Ko-
jfoed, Jr.. Anivet post, kept the bill
j bottled up in committee most of
Then came President Truman's
veto of the GOP tax reduction bill.
The next day, after the house
had sustained the veto, said
Sniathers, "Speaker Joe Martin
is reported reliably to have said,
'Well, now that we are solng to
have plenty of money In the
treasury, we miclit as well go
ahead and pass the terminal
"And, strangely enough." he add
ed, "the very next morning I he
rules commit Ire. which had ui to
equip- ,ilnp rt.fus(,,) approve the
bill, passed it unanimously, and
that afternoon the bill . . passed
through I lie house without a dis
"Debt Of Gratitude"
Two Civic Groups
Name Committees To
Begin Work On a
Two civic groups appointed com
mittees last week to secure public
backing In Wayncsvilel and Hazel
wood for a community recreation
First to go on record for the
proposal, now being revived again
after several years of serving as a
topic of general discussion and the
appointment of numerous commit
tees, was the Chamber of Com
merce at the board of directors
meeting Tuesday night.
Thursday evening the Lions
Club discussed the subject, with
the membership generally agree
ing that the immediate need of the
communities is a year-round swim
ming pool. Both groups appointed
committees to work on the recre
David Felmet, Dan Watkins, and
Clyde Fisher were named by the
Chamber of Commerce to work
with schools, churches, civic clubs,
Wavnoavllli. Haznlwnod and countv
Y,fT Wats' In havlna a center estab- VW ItM' 3f . lthM'rmAVinr -tmaaihlo ) .
fltshed that 'miAe-:tWNa
ard, If Wla VltUCI H. E. McKinney, State Highway
Patrol radio engineer at Swanna-
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FIORELLO H. LaGUARDIA,
former mayor of New York, was
buried Monday afternoon. His body
lay in state at the Episcopal Cathe
dral of St. John the Divine until
the services began. Although he
became best known as New Vork's
popular and honest administrator,
LaGuardia also served in Congress,
as director of civilian defense ear
ly in World War II. nid later as
director general of the United Na
tions Relief and Rehabilitation administration.
for swimming, tennis, shufflcboard
and games for persons of all ages.
On the Lions Club committee,
appointed by President Claude
Rogers, are Paul Davis, James
Hardin Howell, Jr., Lawrence
Leatherwood and Earl Messer.
Both groups are Interested in
Retting the subject considered by
other organizations, and having a
representative central committee
formed to work out definite, prac
Call Letters Are
, Part Of Equipment
Is Here For Station;
To Tie In With
The Federal Communications
Commission has granted call let
ters, a frequency modulation (FM)
transmitting frequency, and con
struction permit for a police radio
serving the Haywood county sher
iff's department and towns of
Waynesville and Canton, it was an
nounced yesterday by George A.
Brown, Jr., chairman of the Board
Some parts of equipment for the
police radio have arrived, but it is
not yet possible to estimate when
the station will be ready to go on
the air, Mr. Brown states.
Included in the equipment on or
der is a central transmitting unit
to be installed in the courthouse,
and remote control units for two
automobiles in the sheriff's depart
ment, one of which will be in Can
ton, and tho Waynesville police car.
The Haywood station will have
contact with the State Highway Pa
trol, and to all law enforcement
agencies in North Carolina which
have radio equipment.
With the new communication
facilities, the primary police agen
cies in Haywod wiH hare Imme
diate Communications with each
Fair Opens For
Five Day Exhibit
The veteran, declared Sniathers.
himself an rx-Marine who served
in the South Pacific, "owes a debt
of gr.ililuilr to the President rfur
vetoing the tax bill) for the fael
that he can now cash his terminal
leave pay bond."
After reviewing the history of
Ivclerans' legislation at the last
j congress, the speaker declared that
far more important to the veteran
Uhan any of those bills was the
strength, and can only be success-1 problem of peace
ful through the support of the pub-1
lie, he continued. His talk was i
concluded with the statement that j
"This is your National Guard com-1
pany and we ask your continued j
interest in it."
Col. J. Hardin Howell gave a
summary of the National and the
State Guard history in . Waynes
ville and congratulated Capt. Da
vis and the Antitank company for
being one of the first and best.
local units to reorganize following
World War II.
Maj. George Plott also made
some brief remarks, after which
a movie was shown on "The Battle j
of the Philippines." Refreshments
were served after the film. !
He gave unqualified support
to the Marshall plan as the logi
cal proposal "to assist only those
countries which evidence a genu-
ine desire to assist themselves."
Smalhers pointed out the tre
i mendous cost of war. and that
'$240 billion of the United States'
$285 billion debt was "directly at
l tributablc to our war effort.'' To
tal cost of World War II to all
! countries, he aded. was an esti
mated one trillion dollars.
Cost In Homes
Name Is Wanted For
Hotel On Soco Road
Cannery To Be Open
Mrs. Rufus Siler has announced
that the cannery will be open on
Wednesday only for the next two
weeks. The open days are Wed-
were submitted to the council last nesday, September 24 and Wednes-
' Thursday. day, October 1.
Wanted: A name. i
Claude D. Medford of Lake,
Junaluska, who with his son, John,
j is constructing a large hotel on the
Soco Gap road three miles west
of Dellwood, is wanting sugges
tions for a name for the place.
The name should be suited not
only to a hotel, but to a community,
Mr. Medford says, since he believes
that area will soon grow into a
thriving town due to its favorable
location. Persons with suggestions would not be a candidate, but
should contact Mr. Medford. would seek re-election to congress.
If the war could have been
avoided, he commented, and the
cost applied to raising living stand
ards, it would have supplied:
1 A new five-room house to
every family in the world.
2 An elementary school edu
cation for 400 million children
for 25 years.
3 A new one million dollar
hospital for every city with a
population of 5.000 or more peo
ple in the world.
It was Smathers' first public
speech in Miami since the end of
the session. He has been vaca
tioning in North Carolina except
for a brief trip back to confer
with friends on the governorship
race. Later he announced he
Today at 7:30 a.m. the 30th an
nual Cherokee Indian Fair will
open its gates to begin five days
of entertainment for the thousands
of visitors expected to attend the
unusual attraction at Cherokee.
Agricultural and homemaking
exhibits by the Indians create much
attention each year, and this year's
group is believed to be the best
ever offered. The Exhibit Hall on
the fair grounds Is opened daily
from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Each morning at 1U:j0 o'clock
archery and blowgun contests will j
be staged. Indian dances will be
held at 2 p.m., Indian ball games at
3 p.m., and square dancing and
string band contests daily at 8 p.m.
Governor R. Gregg Cherry and
other state officials have accepted
an invitation to attend the fair on
Friday. Congressman Monroe M.
Redden and Senator William B.
Umstead are expected during the
The Canton and Sylva high
school bands will play a concert on
the fair grounds Friday, when Gov.
Cherry and his party are present.
The fair is being held a week or
two earlier than in past years, and
is running five days instead of four.
A special event Is the School
Day to be set apart on Saturday for
school children attending in groups,
accompanied by teachers or chap
erons. These groups will be ad
Courts; Eighth Di
vorce Granted At
Judge Felix E. Alley took over
the presiding chair as the second
week of Hie September civil term
of Haywood County Superior Court
began yesterday morning.
Judge Alley, who exchanged with
Judge Allen H. Gwyn of Reidsville,
will preside here during the crim
inal term in November also, it was
reported at the clerk of court's
Trials were progressing but sev
eral remained to make possible a
full second week of court.
One divorce was granted Mon
day, the eighth this month, be
tween Roman Massie and Edna
in one damage ease wnicli was
completed Friday a judgment of
$300 was given the plaintiff, Wil
liam Crcasman, in a suit against
J. E. Iiarr regardine an automohiln
collision in August 1946 on Brown
the station and will help install it
after the equipment arrives, re
ports Patrolman O. R. Roberts.
The towns of Waynesville and
Canton and county commissioners
approved the proposal for a radio
station this summer. Last week
notice of approval was received
from the FCC.
Call letters for the stations are
for Waynesville WBKQ, for Canton
WBKG, and for the sheriff s de
partment, WBKR. The frequency
will be 37.1 megacycles, FM, which
cannot be picked up except by po
Benjamin To Give
Over W H C C
Pfc. Frank Rathbone
Stationed In Japan
WITH THE EIGHTH ARMY IN
JAPAN Pfc. Frank Rathbone.
former resident of Maggie, is
serving in the occupational duties
of the Nippon Capital. He has just
been transferred from the 7th
Cavalry to the Signal Corps of
the Eighth Army stationed in
Before enlisting the Army he
worked on a farm and is also a
graduate of Waynesville High
His parents. Mr. and Mrs. O.
Rathbone reside in Maggie.
Philadelphia Poll Goes
In Favor Of New Styles
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22. (UP)
A poll by the Fashion Club of
America from Philadelphia indi
cates that most American women
like the new dress styles.
And that Includes those long
Some 7,600 women all over the
country and in Canada, Hawaii and
the Canal Zone took part in the
Pera Benjamin, of Cincinnati,
who has spent several months
here, will give a series of lectures
over Radio Station WHCC start
ing tonight at 7:05. The lectures
will be heard each night through
Friday at the same hour.
Mr. Benjamin, a native of Persia,
will lecture on the conditions in
the Far East, and the significance
of the situation there on world
Mr. Benjamin is a member of
the speakers' committee of Rotary
International and has given Wo
lectures at the Rotary club during
the past six weeks.
Murphy Lions To Hear
W. Curtis Russ, editor of The
Mountaineer, will address the Mur
phy Lions Club tonight in observ
ance of annual National newspaper
week, which is held every year
from October 1 to 8th.
Harry Carey Dies At
HOLLYWOOD. Sept. 22 (UP)
One of the few movie cowboys who
never strummed a guitar or kissed
a leading lady, died at his home
Harry Carey, who rolled his own
cigarettes and cut thousands of
notches on his movie six-shooter, j
died at 69.
Injured - - - 42
Killed - - - - 6
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