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WAYNESVILLK, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1947
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
TIba Festival IFOanis
10 descendants and
pay at Upper Crab-
cemetery near Mt.
church, for an ali
en-ice for two pio
kettlers, Joseph and
Ill mark the 171st
6, and died in 1848
ill get underway
(clock and continue
Biour when a picnic
piey, of Asheville,
.McCracken of Lake
e the principal
;casion. A number
lusicians are expect-
fi take part in the
l in charge of ar-
fe announced that if
es not permit the
Held at the ceme-
'rogram will be held
"nent has recently
l"e two Pioneer det-
1 stone fell and was
rough public sub
as were raised for
F8e granite stnn
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on Page Eight)
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fee is re
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SfOUP Work ar.H
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0TOGRAPH, recently made shows four genera-
hom are well known here and all four answer
fcf E. J. Robeson. Seated, holding the baby, is
Robeson, Sr., 87, an educator in the Waynes-
ior 18 years. He retired 11 years ago at the aje
I ,i .1 a T n 1 T . . t M
Big on ine rignl IS Cj. j. nouesun, jr., in iNewpuiij
h the left, standing, is E. J. Robeson, III., of Nor-
the baby is E. J. Robeson, IV, five months old.
as made when the E. J. Robesons, II, III, and IV
lobeson, Sr., in September.
cken Family Vill
C. of C. Office
Is Closed Only
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
Tuesday night at 7:30 to receive
and review applications for the
post of secretary of the organiza
tion, according to C. J. Kcecc.
The office has a sign on the door
notifying the public that "the of
fice is closed temporarily, and for
information contact James Kil
patrick at E. L. Withers & Co."
The office was closed Wednesday.
In addition to applications for
a secretary, the board of directors
will also receive applications for a
stenographer, it was announced.
Heavy Tank Truck
Rolls Off Highway
While backing to make a turn at
the junction of highway 19-A and
Main street of Hazelwood, there
was insufficient pressure to hold
the air brakes and a large tank
truck, loaded with tar to use on
the highway resurfacing now go
ing on, rolled off the pavement
down the embankment across from
the Hahn apartment house Tues
It required the combined efforts
of Frank Davis' wrecker and a for
mer GI truck to winch the heavy
machine out. No major damage
had resulted to the Asheville Pav
ing company truck, and it was soon
back in use again.
125 Presbyterian Men
Expected Here On Monday
For District Meeting
The men of Asheville Presbytery
- online at the
win nuiu a aupin.' ct i
Presbyterian Church in waynes
ville on Monday night at 6:00
o'clock with the men of the local
Church acting as hosts. Represent
ative groups from all of the
churches in the Presbytery togeth
er with the ministers of Presby
tery are expected to attend the
James S. Howell, of Asheville,
president of the men's organization
in the Presbytery, will preside and
the princinal address will be giv
Of Department Are
Awarded Badges By
The highest firemen's barbecue
ever was eiijnyed Tuesday evening
by approximately 750 persons at
the Waynesville Armory, given by
the local lire department.
Badges were awarded by Mayor
.1. H Way, Jr., to Assistant Fire
Chief Felix Stovall and the 16 vol
unteer firemen, who with Chief
Clem Fitzgerald compose the de
partment membership. The gold
plated badge given the assistant
chief and silver plated badges
awarded the firemen bear the in
scription 'Waynesville Fire Depart
ment'' and the crossed trumDots in-
A delicious meal of barbecued
ill c i i . . .
ucei aim porn, prepared Dy Kutus
Siler. was served, including a 922
pound baby beef purchased by the
fire department during the Hay
wood County Hereford show and
sale, and three hogs. This was ac
companied by potato salad, onions,
rolls and soft drinks.
Music during the affair was
played by Tommy Millard's string
band, Several rounds of square
dancing was held to conclude the
Firemen who received badges
were Hub Burnette, David Under
wood, W. F. Strange. Ben !on4
Tom Campbell, Jr., Leon Ktllian,
Jr., Paul Young, B. H. Hundley,
H. P. Clay, Sam Cabe, John Boyd,
Sam Kelly, Walter Mehaffey, Brad
ford Mehaffey, Lewis Gibson and
Bradley Named As
V A. Bradley has been named
distrinuior lor uayion xnoroorea
Tires, which are made by the Day
ton Rubber company. Mr. Brad
ley's territory includes all of the
counties west of Haywood.
Two dealers have already been
named to handle the tires, Davis,
Liner Motor Sales, on the Asheville
road, and Cabe's Shell Service in
The tires and tubes are made in
the tire plant of the Dayton Rubber
company in Dayton, Ohio, owner
and operators of the plant which
In Auto Death
Case By Hensley
James Oscar Hensley, 29, of
Cramerton and Murphy, has waived
the preliminary hearing on a war
rant charging manslaughter in con
nection with the death of Mrs.
Janie Parker of Toccoa, Ga., who
was killed instantly when struck
by Hensley 's automobile October
10 at Lake Junaluska.
This automatically transfers the
rasp to Superior Court, where it
probably will be heard during thejleaving a school bus after it stop-
combined criminal and civil term
starting November 17.
j en by Col. C R
master of T.M.I.
Following the address there will
be two discussion groups one led
by W. E. Price of Charlotte for
superintendents of Sunday schools
and the other led by the Rev.
James M. Carr of Knoxville, who
is regional director of Religious
education for the Synod of Appala
chia. Whitener Prevost is president of
the Sunday School superintend
(Contfimed on Page Eight)
To Conduct Revival Services
REV. R. KNOLAN BENF1ELI),
pastor of the First Baptist Church
in Hickory, will bring the messages
for the revival services each eve
ning at 7:30 for the week.
Baptist Revival Starts
Here On Sunday Morning
At Peak Now
Haywood Side Of
Mountains To Be
As Oaks Turn
This week-end will And mare col
or in the Pisgah National Forest
than at any time so far this fall.
District Ranger W. W. Huber told
The Mountaineer yesterday.
"The Haywood side of the moon-!
tain will be especially colorful,")
Ranger Huber said. j
Many of the leaves were blown
eff during the rain and wind hit-1
ting the section Thursday, but there
will still be plenty of color
throughout the area. The oaks are
coloring now, and will tend to add
a fmih nf Hull nttrna tn i ho nip.
j ture, but as a whole, this week-end
" ........ - - r, i
should be tne best ot all
j Word from Blair Ross, superin
I tendent of the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park yesterday,
indicated that this week-end would
find many varied colors throughout
the Park. "In some exposed and
drier areas, the color is now excel
lent," he said. "In some of the
other areas, the autumn pageantry
will persist until mid-November,"
Mr. Ross said.
Ferauson Takes Own Life
- - 3 - .
After bar Injures Ihild
Leatherwood Boy Is
Recovering At Hos
pital From Acci
Edward Leatnerwood. 11-year,
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Leatherwood, is recovering norm
ally from injuries received when
struck by an automobile while
ped in front of his home, two miles
east of Waynesville on the Ashe
Edward, a student at the East
Waynesville school, is in Haywood
County hospital under treatment
for a lacerated right arm and bad
ly torn left er. Attendants report
that he is recovering as quickly as
i could be expected.
The accident occurred at about
3:30 p.m. Monday as the bus was
taking students home from school.
Edward dismounted as it stopped
on the highway across from his
home, walked around in front of
the vehicle, expecting other traffic
to stop as is required by state law,
when hit by the 1938 Ford ap
proaching from the opposite direc
tion. The car had been, traveling at a
slow speed, according to Patrol
man O. R. Roberts, investigating
officer, but had poor brakes.
Fred . Ferguson, driver of the
(Continued on Pwre Eight)
1!K . I. C ELLIOTT, pastor of
the First li;:ptist church, will lead
tile singing during the revival serv
ices which begin at the Baptist
church on Sunday.
liev It. Knolan Itenfield, of Hick
ory, will bring the messages for the
series of evening revival messages
at the First Baptist church here
all next week. The revival begins
Sunday, with Hev. I. G. Elliott
preaching on Sunday and Rev. Mr.
Henfield bringing the messages
Monday through the following Sun-:
ltev. Mr. Benfielil is an outstand-!
ing pastor-preacher and is from the!
first Baptist church in Hickory. I
Rev. Mr. Elliott will lead the
congregational singing, w ith spe-1
cial music by a large choir. !
The services will be held each!
evening at 7:30. Rev. Mr. Ben-j
field will be heard each morning
ver WUCC at B;15 as he conducts
ine morning oevoiionais over tne
He has announced his .sermon
subjects for the evening services
as follows: Monday, "What Kind of
a Christian Are You1" Tuesday,
"Our Shadow-Selves." Wednes
day, "The Cost of Discipleship."
Thursday, "Salvation The Cost!"
The remaining subjects will be
Boy Scout Court
: QJ flOnOr Will DG
Held Mon. Night
Boy Scout court of honor tor the
Pigeon River district will he held
Monday, Oct. 20 at 8 p in at Cham
pion YMCA in Canton, it is an
nounced by Cailton I'cylon, dis
Following the honor court, mem
bers of the district committee will
M. . .
World War Veteran
Is Buried Wednesday
Funeral services for Fred "Scot
itie" Ferguson. 60-year-old disabled
veteran and retired stonecutter of
the Medford Farm section, were
conducted Wednesday afternoon at
the home by Haywood Post No. 47,
William Medford, post command
er, spoke, and the Legion funeral
service was led by Col. J. Hardin
Howell. Interment followed in
Green Hill cemetery in Waynes
ville. Mr. Ferguson took his own life
Tuesday morning about 4:30 a.m.
after brooding all night about strik
ing an East Waynesville school pu
pil. Edward Leatherwood, with his
automobile as the boy was crossing
the highway after leaving his
school bus the previous afternoon.
The body was found in the kit
chen at the Ferguson home by his
wife, Mrs. Kitty Ferguson, an in-
a.nllH nnl enla c , m-i nf t h 4I a
valid and sole survivor of the de
ceased. Dr. J. Frank Pate. Haywood
county coroner, and Cpl. E. W.
Jones of the State Highway Patrol
investigated the death. A verdict
of suicide was given and no in
(Continned on Pasre Fight 1
Drivers Warned To Renew
Licenses Before Deadline
Persons whose last or surname
! begins w ith the letter "A" or "B"
have only until December 31, 1947
eleven more weeks in which to
take the examination and renew
their driver's license, states Patrol
man O. R. Roberts,
i Those who are required to re
new their operators license and
fail to meet the deadline will be
guilty of driving without license.
A state license examiner now is
in Waynesville, at the courthouse.
on Monday and 1 uesday ol each
week from 9 a. m to 5 p. in., and
on Saturdays from 9 a. m. until
noon. He mny be contacted at the
I .fTil, I 1,4, l,.,U4,.4,.,t tl.V. ,44.,..
the sheriff's office.
Following is the complete sehed-!
ule of expiration dates for all driv
ers in North Carolina who re
ceived their license prior to July
Surnames beginning with "A"
or "H " December 31. 1947.
Surnames .beginning w ith "C" or
' "D" lune 30, 1948.
Surnames beginning willi "E."
j "F" or "G" - December 31, 19411.
Surnames beginning with "II,"
j"l," "J" or "K" June 30. 1949
Surnames beginning with "L" or
' "M" December 31. 1949.
Surnames beginning with "N."
"O," "P" or "Q" June 30, 1950.
Surnames beginning with "R,"
"S" or "T" December 31, 1950.
Surnames beginning with "U,"
"V," "W," "X," "Y" or "Z" lune
Opens Auto Door.
Falls To Death
A four-year-old child opened I be
door of the car in which he was
riding and fell to his death about
8:30 a.m. Thursday on the jjave-j
j mem or mgnway a-nour a i -quarter-mile
west of Candler.
Highway Patrolman Roy
said the child, Danny
Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Smith. Jr., of Candler, was in a
1939 Dodge sedan driven by
Charles Oliver Harvey, 24. of Cand
ler when he unexpectedly opened
the door and fell out. striking his
head on the pavement. I
The officer said the speed of the
car at the time of the accident
appeared to be about 35 miles per
hour. Dr P. R. Terry, coroner,
termed the death accidental. No'
arrest was made. 1
Other passengers in the car were
the mother, Mrs. Virginia Smith:
a sister. Nancy, 2; a brother.
Charles, five months old; and Sarah
Other survivors include another
sister. Anna, six years old; the pa
ternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs
Mark Smith. Sr.. of Candler; and
the maternal grandparents, Mr. and 1
Mrs. I.on Griffin of Enka.
Two New Traffic
signals win Be
Installed By Town
Two new traffic signals will be
installed next week, announces
Town Manager G. C. Ferguson, one
at the intersection of Depot street,
Haywood street and Branner ave
nue, and the other at the junction
of highway 19-A, North Main and
Walnut streets, at Charlie's place.
Installation of the stop and go
signals has been planned for sev
eral months by the town, but the
equipment of that type has been
difficult to obtain.
The two new signals will make a
j total of five in Waynesville and
are expected to make traffic condi
tions safer both for drivers and
Drive Through Pisgah
Described As a Trip
By FRANCES FRAZIER
"Oh sive me something to
remember you by."
After autumn has laid aside her
roval robes and donned the somber
I ... ....
grey of winter, you will have some
thing to remember if you will take
that scenic trip on the Wagon Gap
road through a wonderland that
defies description. On the gloom
iest days, your mind will travel
back to the gorgeous scarlet tree
th?t topper! n email open s-pac6 ju:t
S 4X X. W
REV. R. I. YOl'Ni; will arrive
nexl week to as.sliuu' his duties a:
pastor of the First Molliodis,
church. succeeding ltev. I'au
Tiiwnseiul, who plans to move ti
Greensboro on Tuesday. The ap
pointments were made on Monday
at the animal conleremc in Char
lolte ltev Mi Tow nseud w ill oc
cupy the pulpit here Sunday morn
ing. A complete list of appoint
incuts fur this district on page 4
second section. U ul courtesy The
Club To Receive
Charter On Tues.
State Officials Of
Present Charter On
The newly organized Exchange
Club in Canton will get their char
ter Tuesday night, when they meet
at the Imperial Hotel tor an in
auguration dinner meeting, Joseph
V . Stone, president, has announced
John Ionian, of Mount Airy, the
slate president, will formally pre
sent the c harter to the club, which
has 30 charter members and about
15 applications Representatives
of clubs in High Point, Henderson
ville. Winston-Salem and AsheVille
will attend the meeting. Officers
of Hip civic clubs of Haywood have
The club will meet every first
and third Tuesday night at the
Imperial, Mr. Stone announced.
To Plan Cemetery
Haywood Memorial post No.
()7(7 ol the Veterans ol Foreign
Wars and auxiliary will hold a joint
meeting on the third door of the
Masonic temple. Monday evening
at 8 o'cioek. it is announced by
Roy Campbell, commander.
Several important business mat
ters are to be discussed, and all
overseas v derails: their mothers,
sisters and wives are urged to at
tend Hie meeting.
Beautification and development
of the Memorial Plot ill Green Hill
cemetery will be taken up. also
plans in. ule for the observance of
Armistice Day and Poppy Day for
disabled overseas veterans. Re
freshniei'.ts will be served at the
meeting by the auxiliary.
on the eriae of a valley so beauti
ful it seemed almost unreal.
Almost as soon as you turn from
Main street into Pigeon, the foliage
rises up in grandeur to greet you
and as you ride along you And
adjectives giving out and superla
tives getting out of breath. It
seems as though every turn of the
wheels unfolds a new page of beau
ty that is alike yet so different
than the one you have just been
'Confirmed on Phse Fiet1
Festivities To Include7
Parade, Beauty Con
test And Tobacco
The wheels have been set into
motion for the two-day Haywood
Tobacco Harvest Festival, which
will be staged here November 28
29 by the Merchants Association.
Way ne Corpening is general chair
man of the festival.
The general committee have
worked out the two-day program,
which calls for a wide variety of
entertainment through the festi
val. Cash prizes amounting to
hundreds of dollars have been ar
ranged in addition to other fea
tures of the festival.
The program will formally begin
jt 1 o'clock on Friday, November
28, with a street parade, with two
high school bands participating. In
(he afternoon a special woman's
program will be staged at the Arm
ory and entries of tobacco received
for the show.
Friday night will see 22 beauty
queen contestants being judged,
with the five leaders being selected
to participate in the finals on Sat
urday night. The contestants will
be selected by the 22 4-H clubs of
the county. Each club will send
in a contestant. The only qualifi
cation is that each contestant must
come from a farm which grows to
bacco. No age limit has been put
on contestants, and they can be
marrte or single. ... . ...
Following the selection of tW'
five top contestants, an old-fashioned
singing convention will be
At 10 o'clock Saturday morning
a band concert will begin the fes
tivities of the day, and followed by
an address by a noted speaker.
This will be held in the court
Shortly after noon, the program
will be resumed at the Armory,
with demonstrations on tobacco
care, grading and handling. The
winners of entries will also be an
nounced, and prizes distributed.
This will take until about 4:30.
Starting again at 7 o'clock, the
final judging for the tobacco beau
ty will begin, and the queen
crowned. This event will be fol
lowed by a square dance exhibition
(Continued on Page Eight)
19 Cases Handled In
Mayor's Court Monday
Nineteen cases were handled on
Monday afternoon in Mayor's
Court, all of a minor nature.
Two persons were charged with
gambling, one with driving without
.icense, 14 for public drunkenness,
and two for trespassing on the
watershed. All offenders were re
leased on paying court costs.
BUYS ANGUS CATTLE
David Underwood of Waynesville
recently purchased one purebred
Aberdeen-Angus cow and one An
gus bull from the Eugene Transou
estate of Jefferson.
Miss Elizabeth Leatherwood.
manager of Eagle's Five and Ten
Cent Store, is spending a few days
of her vacation in Maryville, Tenn
She also plans to visit Charlotte.
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(This information Com
piled From Fecords of
State Highway PatrcD