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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, September 23, 1947, First Section, Image 1

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StaBdard PRINTING to Adv 2 S WW St LOXmVTtAM. X The Waynesville Mountaineer Published Twice-a-Week Every Tuesday and Friday 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 itheir idea1 jer. o TO RE-ENACT SLAYING P "I .v-.-.,,. f of II .J,i Ingot 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) r : anls To Discuss ding Trading Area eling Here Tonight an To Lead ; Many o Occupy Of Group ance is expected Merchants Associa te small court ithouse, according president of the e program will be A. C. Slaughter, ry and manager lOrlando Chamber Jlr. Slaughter will pig the Trade Ter- lando Chamber of five is vacationing pi oi October and to talk with the He is staying hotel. po be discussed to h a proposed To- fstival late in No- d several other to the organiza- "ght up at the i it that every mer- ss man interested the community be cju, Mr. rel In Police ast Week 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 Mehaffey. charged the nrohihilinn 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 blue." 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. Galloway Is President Of U C Hereford Breeders Haywood's Largest Breeder Of Here fords, Elected Head Of State Organization 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 brothers farm. 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 Breeders association. 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 'a 4' 111 vJI (I o if -is fj h Police Radio Servieg Haywood Approved 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) C7. ? Report Mountaineer by Durpan i Partly clonHv Vindy light today, pre rains early ni ronciHr,rui.. 'h lowest tem- JW 3U s. :. !LP.:. , i All Ut not Cr ..,1J.. "CV O 4 Transylvania And Henderson Form 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 approximately $4,200. 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 Heavy Equipment Of National Guard Attracts Crowds 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. Regiment Here Last Week and y the mi- Min. 61 59 56 59 staff of Rainfall .02 .08 Asheville ABC Election Set 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 council acted. 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 Rotarians Hear Speaker On Far East Situation "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 ment. 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 the session. 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 leave bill'." "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 senting voir.'' "Debt Of Gratitude" . Li Community Center Is Discussed Here Again Two Civic Groups Name Committees To Begin Work On a Program Two civic groups appointed com mittees last week to secure public backing In Wayncsvilel and Hazel wood for a community recreation ceilter. 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 ation center, 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- M I vsna lino 1 i 1 J . . ." t "wa, nao uccti iccuiiii:ai auviser lur 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 tical plans. Civil Court Enters 2nd 4 Call Letters Are Assigned Police And Sheriffs Departments , Part Of Equipment Is Here For Station; To Tie In With Highway Patrol 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 of Commissioners. 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 Cherokee Indian 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 Each Wednesday 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 week. 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 mitted free. Judge Alley Jurists Exchange Courts; Eighth Di vorce Granted At September Term 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 office. 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 James Massie 7 ... 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 avenue. 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 lice radios. Benjamin To Give Series Lectures 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 downtown Tokyo. Before enlisting the Army he worked on a farm and is also a graduate of Waynesville High school. 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 skirts. Some 7,600 women all over the country and in Canada, Hawaii and the Canal Zone took part in the poll. 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 events. 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 Waynesville Editor 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 Home HOLLYWOOD. Sept. 22 (UP) One of the few movie cowboys who never strummed a guitar or kissed a leading lady, died at his home yesterday. Harry Carey, who rolled his own cigarettes and cut thousands of notches on his movie six-shooter, j died at 69. I Highway Record For 1947 In Haywood (To Date) Injured - - - 42 Killed - - - - 6 (This Information Com piled From Records of. State Highway PatroU K

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