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Jell House Coffee 31 cents
go rushing breathlessly to
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pi September 1941.
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aston S. Parham. reel
I commander of the 120th
I, North Carolina National
paid an informal visit to the
si officers of the Waynes-
vy Tank Company, Thurs
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nped in at the Armory as
ywfsvtlle guardsmen1' wei
trough their weekly drill
Ward, he continued his
the Cherokee drama.
farham 16 supcryls6r of the.
on city schools.
pen other companies, In ad
it the Waynesvllle unit, are
is command in the 120th
include the line units in
ree battalions, and five
fcompanies are located in
Jrom Burlington to Waynes-
Ind Mrs. Fred Martin left
I for New York City and
11 tomorrow ' on the Queen
9r a visit to their son-in-law
lghter, Lt. and Mrs. L. B
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win Dennis Genebach, in
will land at Southampton
I, and will tour that coun
Dre coins on to Germany
(ill return to the States the
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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65th YEAR NO. 63 11 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 14, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Bumper Crop Of Tomatoes 85 Per Plant
ft s ' .
igers of Waynesville's two
k today announced that
Is would be held at the
every Tuesdav and Thurs
Jd at the Park every Wed
theatres will continue their
y and Sunday matinee
Je as formerly, lt was an
id. This means that Monday
pnly day without a matinee.
"he i jJjjV
lay, August 14 Mild with
?a snowers in the afternoon
I cioudy and mild.
ial Waynesville tempera
recorded by the staff of the
Max. Mln. Precp.
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! - 80 57 .15
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These two gardeners Tommy Thompson, right, and Tom Medford, left, have a crop of tomatoes that
is outdoing anything ever seen around here. The plants average better than half bushel each, and
many have 85 tomatoes on them. They have 140 bearing vines. The garden is next to. the Smoky
Mountains Fertilizer Plant, which is operated by these two men. Oddly, enough, they credit "hard
work" with their bumper crop, and say very Utile about the fertilizer used, except it was Blue Ridge
7-7-7. (Staff Fholo).
If there is a shortage of toma
toes this year it will not be the
fault of Tommy Thompson and
Tom Medford. Their patch is fast
becoming the envy of every good
gardener, and there seems to be no
end to the volume of their toma
to crop. , ''"
Last sprinc the two men decided
to jplajjt'a smaif irk'l of land risl'ii
next to their work -r- the Smoky
Mountains Fertilizer Company.
Thy planted 140 tomato plants,
and then began a consistent pro
gram of applying patience, care,
hard work, and water. Of course,
they used a reasonable amount of
Blye ..Ridge 7-7-7 fertilizer but no
more than any gardener would rec
Just as the plants began to grow,
it was Tom Medford who then took
over, and started a spraying pro
gram, which has kept out all blight.
ghpse .who know tomatoes, esti
mate that .the plants will average
half bushel per plant. By actual
count, one plant had 85 tomatoes,
and larger than average market
The vines arc so heavily loaded
that no effort has been made to
keep them on stakes. Instead.
heavy cardboard and kraft paper
have been put on the ground un
der the tomatoes.
The two gardeners keep the ripe
tomatoes picked daily, and rlfiht
now are having more trouble with
a stray flock of chickens than they
are blight. While copper A com
pound has kept the blight down, a
double-barrel shot gun is getting
results in curbing the chickens.
Tomatoes are not the only thing
grown in profusion in the Thomp-son-Medford
garden. The usual
vegetables, such as beans, beets,
corn, squash, and cucumbers are
When asked for their formula,
the men said: "It takes a lot of
constant care, and hard work."
While the gardeners have made
better than a successful crop, it
would be unfair to stop right there
at home, Mrs. Thompson has
been canning and preserving, until
the Thompson larder looks like the
Interior of a grocery store and it
tastes just as good as it looks. For
Mrs. Medford, a bride of six weeks,
she is a bookkeeper, and between
Masons To Open Summer
Assembly EHere Sunday
The state spent (3I0.S78.D2, of
Mtr Ttoal , af 1hwmI mimey in
Haywood County through June
The figures were contained In
a rrport by Division Highway
Engineer W. M. Corklll to the
Haywood Board of County Commissioners.
WTHS Students To
Week For 1950-'51
The wane of the summer and the
approach of the bells of autumn
was heralded today in this announcement.
C. K. Weatherby, principal of
Waynesville Township High School,
said registration for the new school
year will begin August 21.
Mr. Weatherby, who also coaches
football, also said practice would
start tomorrow afternoon for the
The student registration sched
ule: August 219 A. M. to 3 P. M.,
August 22 Juniors; August 23
Sophomores; August 24 fresh
men; August 25 eighth graders;
August 28 Seventh graders.
The county's schools will open
for the new term on August 28.
Approximately 100 Master Ma
sons and their families from many
states will meet again ihi year in
Waynesville, for a three day Sum
mer Assembly of the Grand Coun
cil of Royal and Select Masters of
The Waynesville Armory will he
ihaWHuerdrrr MfK will' ifW""
Sunday morning, AiiRiist 20 at 9:30
a. in; All Masons are requested to
report and register upon arrival
The registration committee of
Mr, V. K. Worthington, Mrs. Wil
Ham Chambers, Jr., and Mrs. Fred
Campbell will be at the Armory
There will also be a committee
to assign all visitors to Hotels
Tourist Homes and Cabins.
On Sunday evening, a motorcade
will be formed in front of the Arm
ory and will go to Cherokee, to
witness a Drama of the Cherokees,
"Unto These Hills". If anyone
should desire a driver for his car
over Soco Mountain, please call K.
Those people without transpor
tation arc requested lo be at the
Armory by 6 p.m. in order to ob
All Masons and their families are
On Monday afternoon at 2:00
p.m. a scenic motor trip will he
formed in front of the Armory and
proceed to the Masonic Marker at
Black Camp Gap. This monument
to Cryptric Masonry was conceiv
ed and erected by Most Illustrious
(See Masonic Page 8)
Approximately 50 Haywood poul
try farmers and farm leaders Fri
day night heard experts paint a
bright picture 'or the county's
hatching egg Industry,
The addresses were among the
highlights of the Haywood County
Farmers' Cooperat ive's first coun
ty-wide dinner, which was held in
the dining room of the First
Methodist Church here.
inc main course, of course, was
John F. Parrish, head of N. C.
State College Extension poultry
work, told the audience that the
poultry Industry in this county and
the western section in general has
a bright future.
He discussed the advantages this
area holds for the brooding of baby
chicks, compared with the broil-er-house
Brood chickens in this county,
he declared, are laying 15 to 20
per cent more eggs than the broiler-house
Arthur Gray, owner of the Can
ton Ga.) Hatcheries, who has been
marketing Haywood County hatch
ing eggs since this new industry
was started late last year, quoted
customers as far away as Texas as
saying these were producing the
finest chicks they had ever had.
The demand throughout the
area, he said, was such that lie
felt he could sell five to ten times
as many eggs of this quality as he
has been receiving for .marketing.
N. L. Brlggs of Greensboro, West
ern North Carolina representative
of Allied Mills of Chicago, who
has been aiding n the development
of the hatching egg industry here,
outlined the natural advantages
this section has over others for
(See Coop Pane 8)
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BILLY McCRACKF.N, a member of the Waynesville concert band.
Is shown here as he put in long hard hours of practice. Members
of the band get very little summer vacation it is almost a con
tinual practice period. The band will give a concert lure Thurs
day night in front of the court house at 7:30, with Charles lsley,
director in charge. While being a member of tin- band requires
hard work, the members like it ask Billy, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert McCracken, on Pigeon road. (Staff Pholoi.
One hundred Haywood County
Boy Scouts spent the weekend on
an overnight camping trip and
tour of the Walters Power plant
and dam near Watervllle as guests
of the Carolina Power; and Light
Company. " v . ' ' 1
This was the second delegation
of Western North Carolina Scouts
the firm entertained in this fashion.
The week before, 100 Buncombe
County Scouts made the trip, and
next week, 100 more Buncombe
Health Dept. To
The Haywood County Health De
partment will hold the required
physical ' examinations for the
county's .school teachers on Aug
ust 22 and 23.
Health officials urced all teach
ers to appear at the Waynesville j Scouts will bo 'the power corn
office of the Department on those Pany s guests.
designated days .The examinations I
are for the required health certif
Spokesmen said: "Our regular
clinic schedule is jammed. Those
are the only days we can devote
entirely to giving teachers their re
They urged the teachers to come
early for these check-ups.
The examinations will be con
ducted from 8:30 A. M. to 4:30 P.
The Haywood Scouts, from
froops throughout the county, left
Saturday morning, camped at Big
Creek, and spent the afternoon
swimming and fishing.
Yesterday morning, they toured
the plant, then returned home in
The Scouts making the trip
Lake Junaluska Troop 8 Ed
ward Leatherwood, Ellis Glllett,
(See Scouts Page 8)
200 At Buchanan
Approximately 200 people at
tended the annual Decoration day
program at Buchanan's cemetery
on Aliens Creek Sunday.
Rev. William Gibbs was the
principal speaker, with special
music by the Bill Hembree quartet.
During the business hour, the
1951 committee was named as fol
lows: Scott Cunningham, Lloyd
Buchanan and Monroe Oxner. The
group re-elected Charlie Buchanan
setting up her home,, and working as .trea!!ure,r-
has not had time to do quite as
Board To Hold
Chairman W. A. Bradley this
morninn announced that the first
meeting of the Haywood County
Selective Service Board would be
held tomorrow morning.
The session will open at 10 A.
M. at the Court House.
The local draft board was re
activated August 1.
Iowa 4-H Group Leave
For Home - Reluctantly
Forty-six boys and girls from
Washington County, Iowa, and
their leaders mounted their chart
ered buses here yesterday, some
what reluctantly, to start their
trip back home.
The scene was one of farewells
many of them tearful as nearly
100 of the Haywood County boys
and girls and their parents who1'
had played hosts to the Iowa 4-H
Clubbers came to see them off,
The farewells ended a week's
vacation for the visitors at the
homes of Haywood's 4-H Club boys
and girls, who had been similarly
entertained last summer by the
Washington County youngsters.
Saturday marked a day of final
For dinner, the Iowans and their
hosts were the guests of David
Underwood at a barbecue at
Stoke's Grandview on Aliens
Then they went to the 4-H Club
Camp for a farewell party.
There, each of the Iowa young
sters was presented with a token
from the Haywood boys and girls
and, in turn, the visitors presented
gifts to their hosts.
All during the week, the visitors
had been guests of county officials,
civic clubs, and individual families
in a series of sight-seeing trips,
picnics, swimming parties, and
After the final farewells were
said, and the last reminders to
"write frequently and come back
soon" were voiced, the busses
roared off eastward behind the
WTHS Band To
At Court House
The' Waynesville Township Hiuh
School band, reinforced with sum
mer visitors and visiting "old
grads," will give its first concert of
the summer Thursday nitsht.
The event is scheduled for 7:30
p.m. on the lawn of the Haywood
Count? Court . House if it doesn't
rain. If It does mln, It won't be.
Charles L. lsley, Jr., will direct.
The up-to-75 inuMelans will give
a well-balanced performance of the
lighter fare, which will include Ku
clk's ' "Thunder And -Blazes"
march, with a dash of Hoaav Car-
mlchacl and Glen Miller thrown in.
Approximately 180 Haywood
County farm men, women, and
children rode off early this morn
ing from the Haywood County
Court House on the first lap of
their 1950 Out-of-State Farm Tour,
their enthusiasm high in spite of
the fog and steady drizzle.
The caravan of four chartered
busses and six crammed family
autos. left at 7 a.m. preceded by
a State Highway Patrol and police
escort headed by Patrol Corporal
John L. Carpenter and Policeman
They were scheduled to make
their first stop at Morganton at $
a.m., and were to have dinner it
the Robert E. le Hotel In WtiuW
ton-Salem shortly after noon
guests of the Winston-Salem Chatty
her of Commerce,
Employees of the First National
Bank of Waynesville helped tend
the touring farmers on their way
by assisting with the detailed cleri
cal work. ;
The 1950 tour will take the Hay.
wood farmers, farm wives, and
children through Virginia, Wash
Ington, Delaware, Maryland, Pem
sylvanla. New Jersey, and New
York City, then will swing back
(See Farm Tour Page 8)
Huge Crowds At
Between 4,000 and 5,000 people
attended the formal opening of
Walkins Chcrvolet Company's new
home here last Friday.
"We were well pleased with the
response," Mr. Watkins, owner,
said. "The people bean inspecting!
the building early in the morning
and of course, we had a large
crowd until the end ol the square
dance that night.".
The new home of the automobile
firm is among the most modern in
the tate. It is next to the Post
Big Stocks For
Local merchants are inaugurtt-r
ing "Back to School" days by pre
senting a large, and varied assort
ment of school clothing for stu
dents of all ages.
The Merchants Association an.
nounccd that the stocks of local
merchants were perhaps better
right now than in many years. With
sime 10,000 children to get ready
for school in Haywood, the mer
chants have anticipated the needs
well in advance and have scoured
the markets months ago for their
The selections here are ample,
and cover just about every item on
the "want list" the merchants said.
It looks like the Thompson-Med-ford
unit have hit the jackpot with
a bumper crop.
A collection was taken to help '
defray expenses of cleaning the
cemetery. Those wanting to donate
in ihp fund can rin so hv leavine
their contribution at the Aliens L
crecK urocery store.
Weekly Load of Hay wood Hatching Eggs, Worth $1,000
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Waynesville Soldier In
Korea Wants Some Sweets
What do you suppose the Ameri- did not reveal anything as to condi
can soldiers in the foxholes on
Korea want most?
According to Pfc. Charles "Bud
dy" Wright, who has been on the
island ever since the fighting be
gan, the big craving Is sweets.
In a letter to his mother, Mrs.
Eugene Wright, the young Waynes
ville boy asked that sbe send him
jelly beans each week, and a big
cake, and cookies often. His letter
Hons, except to stress his craving
for the sweets.
Between the lines one could read
that he, and the others like him,
were seeing the bitterness of the
world, and very little they could do
about it. The sweets would help.
"Buddy" is the same man whose
picture Is believed to have been In
a recent Issue of Life the picture
of a tall soldier, walking down a
Korean road alone, carrying a rifle.
This is a weekly scene at the Haywood County Farmers Cooperative, where a truck load of hatch
ing eggs are shipped to a hatchery, for a premium price. The average load sells for $1,000, with a
market available for three times the present number of the quality eggs. Lyda Parton is shown in
the driver's seat, while H. M. Dulin, manager, holds a check for $1,000, as Roy Parton loads the
last case of eggs out of the warehouse. The present goal is 3,000 dozen per week. (Staff Photo).
Towns Advertise Land
For Unpaid 1049 Taxes
The towns of Was nesvllle and
Man To Head
Guam Power Dept.
Robert II. Clark, native of
Waynesville, will start work Aug
ust 21 as head of the Power and
Lit!ht Department on Guam Island.
His position is with the Govern
ment of Guam, which is now un
der the authority of the U. S. De
partment of the Interior.
The mid-Paciflc island was under
the Navy Department from the
time it was re-captured from the
Japs in 1944 until last August 1.
Clark was assistant superintend-
Hazclwood are today advertising) e"t of power for the Navy on the
property for sale n which 1040 i island at the time he was pronxot
taxes have not been paid. The list i ed.
of non-paid taxes will be advertis-f He served several years as super
ed for four weeks, and then offered ! intendent of water and lights and
at auction on September 11th, at i as fire chief for the town of
the court house door. 1 Waynesville.
Haywood Boys Studying
Forestry At Camp Hope
Louie Ammons, Andrew Hutch-j ,.
ins, Jr, Robert Edward Hale. .Mm- Southern Putpwood Conservation
mie Campbell, Robert N. liaie. Jack' Association, and J. Ray Orr and
Norman Burnett and Ward I Owen, ! 3, Davls of Champion's Forestry
all of Haywood Count v. are attend-! Department. Mr. Orr is general di
ine a Forestry Camo all this week ' rw,or of the canH-'-
that is being sponsored ' by the'
Champion Paper and Fibre Com-!
pany at Camp Hope.
These Haywood County youths'
arc part of a group of forty West
ern North Carolina boys who have
been selected by the farm agents
and vocational agriculture teach
ers of eleven counties to receive a
practical course in the growing and;
harvesting .of timber. J
Twertfy of the boys are members1
of the Future Farmers of America,!
and twenty are 4-H Club members. ;
At Champion's Forestry Camp
they are receiving expert instruc
tion in timber estimating, seeding
and planting, timber utilization,
and timber identification
Among their instructors are W. i
E. Kepler of the N. C. State Forest
Service, John Gray and Charlie!
Musser of the N. C. Extension ser-l
vice, Gene Perkins ef the TV A For-!
lestry Service, Francis Cook of the
(See Forestry Page 8
(To Date) ,
Injured ... 21
Killed .... . 5
(Thla Information com
piled from Record! ot
State Highway Patrol)