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iUe Saturday, were
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L i North Carolina.
S, forces of Willis
L ,n 18-inch banner
entire front of the
kerbilt Hotel, which
faith is Going to Wash
light, mother banner,
(large was strung all
L. the front of the
i ai.Hne letters pro-
l Rob Will Be . I"
r0 Receive Mr. Smith."
er went up above the
aid: "Frank Graham
group of citizens In
muse were discussing
bf the State.
, of those groups mai
someone who speaks
usually to the point,
Mirse oi conversuuuii,
ke up and commented
Scott is having more
ith some of the men
than I ever heard of."
i i brief moment of
outer circle of the
sen voiced man eiu
wood's fault We mea
to keep him from go-
Jerry Hogers Is Be-Oamed
hairman Elsciicn Board
Wern North Carolina
1 lust two were brok-
k when the Bloodmo-
visit under the spon-
toe Hazelwood Boosters
lie facts that 155 yolun
led to the donor room
that tha. contributions
k pints, the BloodniO'
feceived the benefits of
JRrst time, contributions
jrea from coiorea peopie
taren and Bob Thomp'
ioung colored working
izelwood, each donated
stood. , -v ' '.. ..
(ii'!t will hi ivtn to
A for colored folks In
f here all donations from
iywood County Baptist
will hold an Assocla
outh rally at 7:30 p. m.
the First Baptist church
h will be Mrs. Albert
pg People's leader,
jart will be Earl Rogers,
wace Erwin, pianist;
ale of Waynesville. Doris
fen Valley; Norma Bram-
g Hill; and the Rev.
mby of High Streets
e ts invited to attend.
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
65th YEAR NO. 25 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 27, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Jerry Rogers has been named
chairman of the Haywood County
Board of Elections by the State
Roard, which rescinded former ac
tion at a special session last
Rogers has served as chairman
for the past several years.
Named to serve with him was
C, E. Cole of Canton, Democrat,
and Sam Ferguson, Republican.
Mr. Cole takes the place for
merly held by Claude Williams,
and Mr.1 Ferguson succeeds J. A,
The new board is scheduled to
take the oath Vf office on April
The State Board on the 18th
named members to the county
board who had not been rccom
mended by either the Democratic
or Republican executive commit
tees of eight counties. The State
B6ard rescinded the action, and
followed county recommendations
Held Today For
n-sf-'-' raerttof! He ptalm d Oat thw
1048 genfcial election wait takert for
Illustration because U showed how
low the percentage was even at
"Less than one vote cast out of
two qualified is too small, the
spokesman pointed out;
at Lake Junaluska from
Koint tn cn'ot
I wough not very much.
I ro Max Cochran,
Ft includes th. Aum.
wal need a fishing per
1 "ne in the Methodist
Permit amounts to only
,e Kcently was r.tr.rVoH
P ""d brim.. ,
8' Bushnell. Sr ho. .
7' Mr. nd Mrs. Sam
11 tne'r home in Dur-
Funeral services for Charles S.
Brannon, Jr., 25, whose deatji
Saturday was ascribed to a self
inflicted' bullet wound, were held
In Morning Star Methodist church
The Rev. Asmond Maxwell, pas
tor, arid the Rev. George B. Cul
breth officiated and interment was
in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charles Layman,-
Calvin Medford, Tom Davis,
Hickory Howell, Jack Paxton and
D. K. Clark.
- Brannon, an employee of the
book-mill machine department of
the Champion Paper and Fibre
Company of Canton, was found in
his automobile at the rock quarry
'on Wells farm near Canton late
Saturday afternoon. Dr. J. F. Pate.
Haywood County Coroner, deemed
art inauest unnecessary because
suicide notes were found.
Investigating officers were State
Highway Patrolmen H. O. Dayton,
and Bill Wooten, and Deputy
Sheriff Horace Mehaffey.
Survivors include the parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Brannon
of the, Dutch Cove section near
Canton'; and three sisters, Mrs.
Pecey West of Asheville, and Miss
es Betty Jo and Jean Brannon of
Only 47 Percent
Of County Voters
A Waynesville Junior Chamber
of Commerce survey shows that
in the 1948 election for North Car
ollna governor, only 47 per cent of
Haywood County's registered vot
ers actually cast ballots,
The results of the survey, made
public today ; was reported in con'
nection with the JayCees' campaign
to get every qualified citizen of
the county to register and vote in
the coming State Democratic Prim
ary and every other election
The members of the organization
obtained official figures ,showlng
the percentage for each' of the
county's . 22 ' precincts? i,
A spokesman , said that this 47
per cent vote actually was the
highest ever cast In
Methodist Leaders Count Pledges For Junaluska
Band Retains KhI
Rating After Annud
This photograpn was mace Immediately after the district meeting of Methouists here last week, as
the pledges and cash for the Greater Junaluska Campaign was being counted. A total of $6,105 was giv
en that night towards a goal of $10,000 for the dlstftct. Seated, left to right: Dr. Elmer T. Clark, edi
tor of The World Outlook; Dr, C. N. Clark, district superintendent; Bishop Costen J. Harrell, Luther
W. Wells, executive director; standing, left to right; Dr. Frank S. Love, superintendent of Lake Juna
luska. Rear Admiral W.N. Thomas, Lake Junaluska, Rev, J. E. Yountz, pastor of First Methodist
church, and W. Hugh Massie, layleader of this district. (This Is a Mountaineer photograph by Ingram's
Studio.) Another picture on Page 1, Section 2.
Plan Adopted By Lions
The Waynesville Lions Club last
Thursday night assured a needy
boy orf g.rl the opportunity for a
complete college education.
dn a unanimous Vote, the mem
bers o( the service organization ap
proved a proposal to guarantee the
chosen student S300 for the first
any regular ( yea. m t0Uege and the necessary
Haywood Co. Rer.
Beaverdam - 1 1384
Beaverdam - 2 1068
Beaverdam - 3 1491
Beaverdam - 4 1452
Beaverdam - 5 1023
Beaverdam - 6 1780
So. Waynesville 2372
No. Waynesville 2913
Fines Creek .:. 450
Clyde .... ...
Pigeon . . .......
Iron Duff .. ....... 320
Lake Junaluska 664
Big Creek 185
Total 22517 10632
till' 1,, F.of "rJ I h. ;
The action was taken after Fran
cis Mass! j and Lawrence Leather
wooV'sf club's boys and girls
conunit; SuUrrjJl tpd the :dea ford
that way; couldn't have been bet
Eleven stars of Waynesville
High School's crack girls' basket
ball team who were honor guests
of the club that night heard the
news and the vote.
The scholarship will go to the
outstanding boy or girl selected by
a secret committee of the club.
Besides merit, the other require
ment Is that the candidate have no
other means of getting a college
Rites Are Held
Wrs. J. C. Wice, 75, was burned
to deatff , laft Saturday' afternoon
near her homc.ln the Statney Cove
section of Haywood county, She
is reported to have been punching
the edges of a sage fire with a
walking stick when she stumbled
over a slump and fell Into the
blaze. 'v-.-. , . ' .';
Other rjiembers of the family
E. J. Robeson, Jr.,
Is Candidate For
Congress In Va.
To Seek Post On -Education
Jennines McCrary. Crabtree
township farmer, today announced
he would seek the Democratic
nomination for a post on the Hay
wood County Board of Education.
This will be Mr. McCrary's first
bid for public office,
j He will run in the May Demo
Promotes A. G.
Shook In Miami
A. Gordon Shook, a native of
Clyde, and former member of the
board of aldermen, has just been
promoted to assistant general
freight agent at Miami.
A picture of Mr. Shook was pub
lished in the recent Issue of "Ties"'
the monthly publication of the
Southern Railway System.
Mr. Shook entered the service
of the Southern In 1913 "as clerk
at the Clyde office, He served
later in varied capacities in the
Ashevllle-Greensboro area. He was
made city freight and passenger
agent at Miami in 1932 and after
serving as commercial agent at
that location was appointed dis
trict freight agent there in 1941.
loodi;: " Consider-
the staff of the
Two Plate Glass Windows
Blown Out By High Winds
i The h'igh winds blowing into the
area here this morning blew out
two large curved plate glass win
dows of the Davis-Liner Motor
Sales Company. No one was near
the windows, which crashed about
Each window cost about $200,
and it is expected to take about 30
days to get a replacement.
Earlier . In the day, high winds
caused a short power Interruption.
A casual check of the area show
ed only slight damage, as the high
winds blew dead limbs from trees,
and ripped loose shingles from
several roofs of the community.
Pedestrians found going hard in
trying to "buck" the gale, and those
going In the same direction as the
wind was blowing found the coast
ing too easy, as well as too fast.
Just as The Mountaineer was
going to press it was learned that
one of the large trees in the First
Baptist church yard was blown
down, causing damage to utility
lines in that area.
Every one of the girls who were
at the meeting has a scholastic rec
ord that would make her a power
. As Leatherwood explained, the
club committee would pick the
winner from a list of candidates
submitted by Waynesville Town
ship High School officials.
The club then would see the
student through four years of the
college he or she chose. Supple
menting this club help will be aid
the college would offer-either in
a supplementary scholarship or
provisions for part time paid work
outside of class,
When the first student has either
graduated from college or left any
time before graduation, then the
club will select another outstand
ing high school pupil.
The Club committee will pick
the scholarship winner on the ba
sis of the complete scholastic and
all-around record the student at
tained from the time he or she
started school . In . the . first, grade
until the final months before grad
When the men voted, each of
the girls looked as though she'd
just been given a mink coat and
a brand new basketball.
The approval of the scholarship
came right after Coach Carleton
Weatherby had paid tribute to the
girlg and his co-coach. Miss Mar
garet Perry, for fashioning their
brilliant record of three tourna
ment championships and 24
straight victories against just one
tie during the last season.
More important, however, .he
declared, was their consistent dem-
fonstratlons of the finest in sports
manship, in every game they
Of the top 12 girls who made
that record, one was away nursing
a case of flu.
She's Betty Sheehan. the red
headed forward who led the Moun
taineer scoring parade that "gave
the team an average of 60 points
per game.". .V,,:,; .
Betty Contributed an average a
(See Lions Club Page 6) .;.
at the time of the mishap and Mrs
Wlce was burned fatally before she
could be removed.
Funeral services were held this
morning in the Maple Grove
Methodist church with the Rov.
Mr. Banks and the Rev. Mr. Ingle
officiating. Burial was. In Piney
Grove Methodist church Cemetery.
Nephews served as pnllbearers.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs.
R. C. Putnam and Mrs. Will 5tamey
of near Canton.
Mrs. Wice was a life-long resi
dent of Haywood county,
Wells Funeral Home, Canton,
was In charge of arrangements.
fl uo Stills
Edward J. Robeson, Jr., a native
of Waynesville, but a citizen
Newport News, Va., for the past 35
years, is a candidate for Congress
from the first district In Virginia,
This is the first time Mr. Robe
son has sought a political office
lie Is vloj president of the New.
port Nevs Shipbuilding and Dry
Dock Company. He went with the
firm in ;ni5, and in 1918 became
personnel superintendent. He was
elevated to vice president in 1944,
a position he now holds.
He and Mrs. Robeson have four
children. ' " '
Among his activities, he is
chairman of the board of stewards,
Grace Methodist church, Newport
News; chairman of board of man
agers. Riverside Hospital; presi
dent Virginia Manufacturers Asso
ciation; past president Penisula
Chamber of Commerce, member of
numerous labor committees dur
ing last war, member of promo
tional committee Southern Con
ference on Human Relations for
A folder published in the inter
est of his campaign, reads: "For a
sound biiKinesg-IIke representation
in Congress, vote for Robeson."
County and federal officers had
big day yesterday that was hard
on the Illegal liquor Industry. '.
Sheriff's Deputies Max Cochran.
John Kerley, and Horace. MeBaf
fey, and Alcohol Tax Unit Agent
Roy Reeves climbed Into tjil'ircars
at 11 a.m., and headed northwest
wnen tney arove pacK to
Waynesville nine hours laturj there
were two 60-gallon stills In: their
Their first stop had been1 at
Hickory Nut Flat where they, ilso
collected and destroyed 250 sal
Ions of mash, 1
Then they drove about 19 more
miles to Mt. Sterling Gap for their
second raid. This one netted 50
gallons of mash besides the still.
Both places were deserted.
Observed Cochran, referring to
the series of raids that started
January 13 with the capture of
the record 600-gallon outfit;
"We're cutting them down Ho
The officers actually were look
Ing for a big one when they went
But they figured after return
ing from their profitable trip that
two little ones were even better.
Waynesville High School'! con
cert band and individual musicians
last week-end ealned a total of
fiv superior ratings in the Ashe
ville district music contest.
The superior rating was tops for
thtf contest. i
The concert band played in Class
6 the mostdlfficult of the classi
ficatloris for Instrumental music.
Only other schools In the entire
state which will compete in this
section against Waynesville are
Lenoir and Greensboro. ' .
The' Waynesville military band,
made a rating of grade 3, which is
good. : '.
Individually, the Waynesville
musicians rated "superior" were
Robert Massie, trumpet solo; J. O.
Stanley,- tuba solo.
The horn quartet and the mixed
chorus also gained superior ratings,,
The mixed chorus, though not
required to play In any tougher
group than Class B, volunteered
for tougher competition and played
in the highest classification.
For choruses, the classifications
are according to the enrollment of
Playing in the horn quartet were
Barbara Chase, Betty Noland,
Dorothy Caldwell and Nancy Lea
therwood. The boys chorus and the girls
Chorus gained a rating of excel
lent, which is second best.
The rating gained by the mixed
chorus entitles Waynesville to send
48 singers to the two-day Choral
Festival at Greensboro.
The concert band will' compete
in the State Music Contest at the
Woman's College In Greensboro
on April 21. : :'"
Charles Way student at Duke
University Is here for spring holi
More Than 50 :
Attend YD Meet
One of the largest delegations at
Saturday night's State Young
Democratic Convention at Ashe
ville was the one from Haywood.
More than 50 democrats both
"Young" and "old "made the trip
to the Buncombe County capital to
hear Sam Rayburn and North
Carolina senatorial candidates Wil
lis Smith, Bob Reynolds and Frank
Graham, and discuss business In
volved in the coming May Prim
Heading the Haywood delegation
were W. G. Byers, chairman of the
County Democratic Executive Com
mittee, and Vanar Haynes of Clyde,
president of the County Young
Democratic Club. .
Every officer of the county or
ganization attended the sessions,
New Spring Hill Baptist Church
To Be Dedicated April 2
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To Speak At
John Harris, N. C. State Col
lege Extension landscape specialist,,
will speak at Hazelwood Wednes
day night in connection with the
Hazelwood industries' campaign for
beautifying the town's homes and
R. L. Prevost, president of Vna
gusta Manufacturing Company, is
heading the beautiflcation cam
paign, v .
Harris will address a meeting
which will be held at 7:30 p. m. at
the Hazelwood School. -
Everyone interested in landscap
ing and home improvement is invited.
Pasture Building :
The series of community-by-community
demonstrations on the
best methods of. renovatine pas
tures and seeding them in Ladino
clover continue this week,
The farm- equipment concerns
of Haywood county are supplying
the machinery for the demonstra
tions. With this end taken care
of, the only cost to the farmers
participating is that of supplying
The schedule: .
Tuesday, 10 a.m. Mrs. Thad
Cathey's farm. South Clyde; 2 p.
m. D. D. Reld's, Stamey Cove.
Wednesday, 10 a. m. Mrs. E. B.
Rickman.V Pigeon;' 2 ' p. m. Van
Thursday, 10 a. m. Mrs.,, Zenia
Friday, 10 a. m. Tom Rainer's,
This is the new $40,000 Spring Hill Baptist church, in Henson Cove, which will be dedicated in spe
cial services on Sunday, April 2. Shown also is Rev. Gay Chambers, pastor of the church. The new
auditorium will seat about 333, and the Sunday School department has 19 classes. Work began last
April, and the building is about half paid for. Picture of the old church on page six this" section.
(Photo by Ingram's Studio).
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Killed ... 2
Injured I... 9:
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