The Waynesville Mountaineer
several months thin
it tempted to present m
I events from the state
With the extensive cam
the part of practically
date, from townsnip con
iveinoi'. it seems that the
.lid have made up their
, their choice for the dit
s. With that in mind, this
, "Along the Political Fir
will deal with events re-
.actual easting of votes.
p-rst of all. the foremost, bear this
' rf ihmp m mind: "This is going to
t,e a' strict election." Those are the
r u of 'he election hoard, and from
tions given me retrisirars
here Tuesday afternoon.
v mean just what they say.
This primary is for Democrats and
,.tl,u. licans No independents will
(wallowed to vote, although 61 recent
it r.-.'.teied in this county as such.
bsentee ballots for county dri
ll be had. Even if a voter Is
bed, he or she cannot vote,
if ballots can be cast for state
Kvery valor's party affiliation' is op
,..v.t.. hi her name on the regis
ir.aiun luniks, and the registrar will
tin nil "ill white ballots to those reg
tiiireJ as Democrats, and pink hal
lms iii those registered as Republicans.
A iliisi' check will be made after the
juills rinse to see that this method
iv.is earned out.
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
VOL. XLVIII NO. 23.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY. JUNE i, 19.56
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
One Man Killed And j
Two Seriously In
jured On Sunday
Will Harris In Jail, Charged With
The Shooting Of Dohbson j
Connor At Halsani
. Haiti registrar must account for
every, ballot delivered to him when
jit makes his official return on Moti
il.iv. June M.h..:
If yen want the honor of being the
'first in your precinct to cast a vote,
inn must b" there at 5:24 a. ni. The
pciu will -close- at 7:35 p. m.. accord
i:ic to the .chairman- of the board of
;iiti"ns. Mr. K. M. livers.
i, clerks and the registrar
ogether in one body until
has been counted.
And an interesting phase of this
year's voting is that a ruling has been
made thai if a voter registered as a
Kctiiililieaii Votes a Democratic ticket,
that the entire-precinct can be thrown
out. of (.nurse, the same thing ap
(ilii's the other way around.
since there is a Republican Primary,
there will be one Democrats 1udge
unit line Republican judge at every
Tile question ."'arose.- as to whether
f;r not members of C, C. C, camps
imild vine in the primary. The hoard
ruled that if they , had been properly
teckJt,!,,..,! in their respective precinct
lv the registrar that they could vote,
This is expected to be an important
Th ise of the voting in Cataloochee,
n ie n a i-aiiip is located.
ballots for state offices
1'" placed in the ballot box
''.regular tickets, but will be
the original, envelope and
ii the board of election here
lrs 'are-'officially named in
i.i y. If. however, a voter
ishes sinnoiine to assist him in mark
t lus ballot, he will be allowed to
''ci such a person. :
I'rinted elsewhere in today's paper
an exact reprint of the Democratic
'nty. ballot. Careful attention is
railed to the proper, method of voting
Vr '"wmlwr's of the. board of county
fommissinners. Follow this closely :
Jfi" county is divided Into five dis
icts. The townships comprising each
'"'lit is listed under the number of
t--"-district on the ballots. Note care
" ' n" niany candidates are to be
s,1'ed on from, each district, and vote
It the exact number in each district,
ar"l::X;0 More. .';
Members of the sheriff's depart
ment were kept busy over the week
end making arrests and investigations,
when one man was killed, and two
seriously injured in three different
sections of the county. j.
Dobbson Connor, 32, of near Hal- j
sam Gap, lost his life when shot about;
nine o'clock Isunuay morning. C onnor
was a Wl'A wvrker, and had entered:
into a dispute about a check with;
W ill "Bill" Harris, a Wl'A foreman.'
Harris is in jail charged with the!
shooting of Connor. The shooting)
took place at Connor's home, which is'
about 300 yards inside Haywood coun-j
ty near the Jackson county line.
Harris was arrested about three:
o'clock Sunday afternoon, and placed i
in jail here. As far as could be learn-'
ed, no time has been set for a hearing
The gun which is said to have been,
used, is a .32 . and had four empty!
shells when the sheriff's department
took possession of it. T. L. Mcltone,
George Hampton, and John McKlrath
were present when the shouting took
Connor had four children."
Harris has employed the law linn
of Morgan, Stanley and 'Ward, of this
city, and George II. Ward, of Asho-
On Sunday night, on Alien's ( reek,
r red little and Harry Vance were
engaged in a tight, and Charlie Raines
attempting to sepaarte them and was
seriously injured when hit in the!
head with a rock, He was reported i
to be improving Wednesday alter-1
noon. "Tittle, is still in jail, and V'ancej
is out on bond. i
The third affair of the week-end,!
was down in West Canton. Accord
ing to officers, Horace Mehatley, ai
filling station operator, put two men;
out of his place of business, and oil!
the third trip he hit one over: the
head 'with a gun, and when he did
the gun went off with the bullet hit
ting the other mail, inflicting a seri
Mehaffey is out -under $1,500 pend
ing recovery of the injured man, who
was reported yesterday atternoon to
be improving. The shot man was
Opening And Clos
ing Hours Adopted
By Merchants Here
I Committee Must Approve Adver
tising Schemes Before Pres
entation To Merchants.
When .students ol North Carolina
university at Chapel Hill selected
their campus ijtiecn they
loyally voted for a Carolina
beauty. Miss Nan Norman, above,
who was officially crowned "the
This past week, the merchants of
W Hvnesvi'le and Hazolwood dispiaved
cards in their windows bearing the
store hours that would he observed
All the stores are ov-oporatmg, and
the general adopted opening hour for
the majority is eight o'clock, with six
as a closing hour during the week,
and ten o'clock on Saturdays.
The nieii liants, through the mer
chants division of the I hamher of
Commerce, also have adopted a plan
whereby all advertising features, or
schemes coming bet ore them must
! hivt have the approval of of the
I merchants committee of the Chamber
I of t omnieree before nv merchant or
business tirm will evnsidcr the plan.
I ( ards iK'armg the following will be
placed in all stores and business
houses this week:
I "Notice to advertising solicitors.
. ilef lire we will even consider your
proposition, you must show us a writ
ten approval from the merchant di-
I vision of the Chamber of Commerce.
i Cntil you get the approval it will be
time wasted io Jiow your plan. '
i hit. Met K ACKKN l.MI'KOYINC
' 1-'.'lends will be glad to learn that
Dr. .1. U. Mc( raiken, who has been
quite ill with pneumonia', the former is
Largest Vote In County's
History Expected To Be
Cast In Primary Saturday
Election Returns To Be Giv
en At Court House Saturday
Tn !. Mi ict Number One there are
VVriul,dates, and -onlv two are to be
for. If you vate for: three In
'strict number one your ballot will
tr,Ssi?tl out. ..
In district Xu ruber Two there are
' " '''iniiidates, but only one must be
'.wt for. .' .",'.
J-1 'bsitict Xumber Three there are
VfV 7"'(1;',:u,,f!' wit b instructions to
v ' f r two, and in district Number
J uid Five only one candidate in
ri (l.stnet is to be voted for.
to be voted for.
r sume voters would like to
. . r all the candidates in a cer-
T);f"' but THIS CANNOT BE
. 'Vote for only the number
., 1 j;'p1 in the small type just above
. '"" in each district.
In a.,0 you . are Interested in the
1,1 me primary, you are in
hnn several thousand others
w 'l be at the court house Satur-
(Continued on back page)
irip if ,fol'Owing cash prices were be-
Yrtt wdnesday by the Farmers
r rat;on here: " .
'ckens, heavy weight hens arid
'Trs, pound 13c
v,fi,ckenSi lght weight pound ....12c
-sirs, dozen . ....... 1 17C
fc-hei . :
T.lni:U!- pound : u
-3iied wool, pound . . . . . ... .-32c
Funeral For Mrs. W. ,
L. Kirkpatrick Held j
Last rites were held on Sunday af
ternoon at the First Methodist church,,
for Mrs. W. L. Kirkpatrick, who died
on Friday afternoon at the Haywood
County Hospital following a long ill
ness. Dr. K. S. : Truesdale, pastor of
the church, assisted by Rev. 41.' V,
Baucom, pastor of the First Baptist
church, conducted the services. In
terment was in Green Hill cemetery.
Killtx a' ei- wne as follow- W 1'
Iampktn, O I Altxandii, .1 C Mui
phy. W. H. Massie, Dewey. Stovall,
N- M Mcdford, Homer Owen, and Vv .
A. Bradley, Nieces of Mrs. Kirkpat
rick. had charge of the : foltowers,. .
Prior to her marriage forty-twx.
years ago on Saturday, May the 30th,
Mr- KukpatrKk wa- Mi-s Mary M
1 J .Uln. ftf lln l..0. .r M.
UiacKeii, uau;iiiij x nii; n.iv, --.j
L. and Sophia Petiiand McCracken.,
She was educated in the county schools
and at Judson College. : . I
Following her graduation she taught j
in the schools of North and South
Carolina Aftt r her niamage srtf
lived in Texas and in South Carolina,
tretUTning : wth Iher. family sevclal
yearn ago to Waynesville to reside,
She was a woman of exceptional
character, enjoyed a wide circle of
friends and was particularly interest
ed in young people.
Before stricken with illness -he was
, - 1 l.A ll;ii and cnpinl llffi
active in i uc- iciifciuna. "" i
of the community, being a member ol
the First Methodist. church, the Wo-l
man's Club, the Haywood Chapter of;
TTnited Daughters of the C-on-i
federacy, and the Eastern Star.
With her own family she took into,
her home at an early age two nieces,
whom she reared, Mrs. Elbert Holnes,
Spartanburg, S C, and Mr. Jordan
Neal, of Canton.
Surviving are her husband, Dr. W.
L. Kirkpatrick, one daughter, Miss
Mary Kirkpatrick, two sons, Orvillc
Y. Kirkpatrick, of Charlotte, and
John W. Kirkpatrick, of Greenville,
three sister-, Mis SalLe L Mt
Cracken, of Thomaville, Mrs. C A
Haynes, of Waynesville, Mrs. vv . fa.
Johnson, of Asheville, five brothers,
the Rev. R. P. McCracken, of Clyde,
Franklin Y. McCracken, of KnoxviUe,
and Dr. J. Ruf Us McCracken, M. Theo.
McCracken, and AJbert McCracken,
all of Waynesville; and three grand
children, Jane, Dorothy Jean, and
Billie Wayne Kirkpatrick.
Among those from out of town at-
Mrs. Franklin Y. McCracken, of Knox
viUe, Mr. and Mrs. VV. b. jonnson mm
j vn. Mica Helen Johnson, of
Asheville. Mr. and Mrs. Don Ttoung,
of Sylvania, Ga., and from Pacolet, S.
if- Cinn Pmfer and two sons.
Mips Carrie Peifer, Mr. Wayne Wil
liams and children, and wr. juiiu
Whitlock and a party of f riends.
Detailed plans are being com
pleted this week for giving the
complete county and (state elec
tion returns in Waynesville n
Saturday night. ,
The Mountaineer and Martin
Electric Company have worked
out plans for giving the returns
.quicker and in a more complete
way than ever before.
In the event of clear weather
on Saturday night, the returns
will be posted oh a large bulletin
board specially made for the oc
casion in front of the court house.
In case of rain the outfit will be
moved into the main court room.
Special telephone communica- :
tions " f mm the voting precincts
will enable ipiick tabulation of the
county returns, and a I'hilon
radio will be used in getting slate
A new and modern loud speak
ing system Will lie used in an
nouncing the county returns as,
well us tin' state. The: system
will In- so tot' i'i as tt enable those
a black away to hear. :
Large Hood lights wilf be used
on the bulletin iward and figures
large .'enough to 1k read several
hundred feet awav will lie used.
1 hose who are unable to gel to
the crnir.t house for the returns,
can call l he Mountaineer phone
1.17 and the results will be given
1 hose calling, are asked, how
ever, to he content with gelling
the total votes for any candidate,
as it Will be impossible to give
the vote by precinct over ilie
. phono,, as it is oxpeoied hundreds
of calls will, be '.made during the
The polls will close at 7:.'S.r, and
till' first voles will-not be in bcl'oie
about nine o'clock. The larger
'precincts will report sometime.,
about in id night, .if average count -ing
Those having return are re
qticsted to bring (hern to the court
house ;is quickly as possible, and
turn them in for tabula! ion on
the bu llet in If nr !.
New Five And Ten
Will Open Saturday
Dewey Slovall Will Open fsew
Store Here Saturday Morn
'injf In Old TJveatre IMace
. Waynesville's newest : merchant ile
tfiterprise Stovali's 5,fJ arid 25 Cent
Store, will open for business on Satur
day morning, it was announced by
Dewey Stovall, owner.
The new five arid ten is located in
the building formerly o.cupiod by the
Wavnewood Theatre. . An entirt new
front, and new. floiorfi have Ix'en in
stalled, arid modern fixtures especially
made for this store are being used.,
This make the: fourth store of this
kind that Mr. Stovall owns:. Others
are in Canton, feylva and Clayton, Ga.
He announced yesterday that, spe
cials for the opening would be on dis
play at the 'store, as well as a special
offer for the first 50 customers. His
advertisement in this papw explains
Lee Motor Company
Titm Ia'o Opens Motor Service
Husiness In Building lor
merly Davis-IJoyd Com-pany
Tom bi'i'-, is announcing in today's
advertising columns, of the purchase
of all of the stock of the Davis
Hoyd Motor Company, on Main, street
Mr. Dee. an experienced service
station operator, will maintain a mod
ern .repair department, storage facil
ities, and will continue the operation
of the serivce department at the
Davis-Iioyd place and also the Le
i' nine Service Station.
The new business will be known
as ..the-' Lo Motor Company.. I' or the
present Mr. Lee will not handle the
sales of any cars, onlv doing ser
vicing, repairing and storing.
The. new business deal went into
effect June first.
fpffe MELTING POT -
,1 V IKWtlS. Inrmer "It
Imih Ixvn said tliat eonressnie.Ti
and otlu-r law-makers all wear
c-oai wlllioiil fxx'ketHi for tle
reason that their hands m-e N
ways In other iKople's KK-ket."
J A. WIIITKHOI SK, Jlanill
ton. 'a.sh. "I would rallier rtci
without dinner tlian The Monn-talin-T."
1)11 II Jj. M(H)HK, n-e. Mars
Hill College "The danger to the
'hurc-h unlay comes not so miK-h
fr(m the outsiido from the critics
and Infidel, who would tear our
Itihln to PIMM'S, as from tho In
side where ho many of our mcm-Ix-rs
live such Inconsistent llve
as to cimse the church to be held
up to .ridicule by the world."..
ThP above is an excerp from
Dr Moore's address at Cove Creek
last Sunday, as best we remem
ber .it. "
V. I). SMITH. I'arm At''til
"1 lit- drought, in Haywood ( ounly
Is very severe. . I was In wveral
sef-lioiis of 'l he county last week
and find thai eiittle are loosing
weight from the drying up of the
pastures, and milk production Is
falling ofT. Tlio drought (iinilni!
right in tho heels if our serero
..winter, has iiaused an nrtitc silu
alion anion? our farmers, not only
cutting cm In tos short, but has
killel out so miK'h of the grass
that much rc-socdirig will have to
Largest In History
Of Haywood County
Total Of 10,712 Democrats On
Hooks, and 2,7,").! Republicans
And 57 Arc Independents
The board of elections made pub
lic this week the result of. the new
registration of voles held in the coun
ty rcentlv I he voters ami party alh
liatioits of each precinct is as fol
lionvordiim No. 1 Heiiiocvat
Hoavordain No. -! I icinocral . .(Mi:
Reavenlam No. d - Democrat, f7!l :
lleaverdaiu No. 4 --Democrat, .r'i.";
lii'averdaiii No !" Democrat. 1-0:
Republican, 20"; Independent.. 1-1.
Heavi'i'ilaiu No. Ii--Democrat, .rS.ri ;
Republican, 'iO.'i, Independent., ,r. I
Pigeon - Democrat, MM; Republican
:V',; In.lepemlent, 11.
l'.nst Fork - Democrat, ll.i; Republican-,
22S; Iiuli'peinient, 11.
Cecil Democrat, 117; Rcpubli, an
North Waynesville --Democrat I.VW
ReiHiblicnn, 101; .Independent, S, :
.South Waynesville- Deinocrat 17-15
ll.-izelwooil-.- Democrat, 'AO I ; Rcpiih.
Lake Junaluska-.- Democrat,, HI7
Ivy Hill Deinocral, IIS; Rcpubli
can, 1,'IH; Independent, 111.
Jonalhan (reck Deinocrat 41(1
I ataloochee--Denioi'rat, -1(1; Kepub
Iron Dull' - Democral, Repub
White Oak- Democral. l.'l.'l; Repub
. Fines. ( 'reck r I leiuiicrat, ,ri(!S; Ri'
t. rabt :('('- Jlenioi'i at , ,100;'- Ropubii
(,'lvdo- Democrat, .V1U, Republii an
2H1;' Independent, K.
Hig Creek Deiinicraf,, SI; Republi
Tibials- Democrat, .10,712; Repub
lican, 27.11!; )ndeendent, lu..
inff. Payment Of Vets.
Service Bonds diven
I'osl.ltiaster .1, H. 1,1 dwell,, who. is
alsy commander of. 'I lie local ''nist f
the American I.egioii, prepared the
following stateiiienl regarding the
paymi'lit. (if the Veteran.. Adjusted
Date of Mad. ni'.
l!onls will be mailed in Washing
ton, I). C. .lune loth,, 4 !('..'.' -This: doe'
no. nican that all will be .iimib'd on
that .tlate; but' -that mailing v;J in-g:i:
' on thai date. :
. . How mailed. .
f'y registered mail, add rr -i d to tin
bond holder. .
Bonds W'ill he delivered to the ad.
dre.ssee only. The addressee i must he
personally known to the I'qst". Office
Fmployee making; delivery, the. ad
dressee miust have two witnesses
known to the person making delivery.
Patrons of Rural routes should moot,
the carrier and be prepared to fur
nish the necessary identification
. Some of the bonds will probably
arrive in Waynesville, the Kith.,
Iionds for Haywood ("ouiry. will be
paid through: the Asheville, N. ('.
J'ost Oflice. 'In order to be paid
through a Postmaster, bonds will have
to be sent to the 7 resiurv Depart
ment for payment. The holder of the
bonds must be personally known to
the Postmaster, or identified bv two
witnesses personally known to the
Postmaster. The Bonds will then be
forwarded by Registered Mail to the
Postmaster in Ashevihe and a check
mailed to the holder of the bond. This
meanp the Owner and no one else.
Hours of certification at Waynes
ville Post Dffite will be-
From 8:1!0 A. M. to 10:00 A. M.
From 3:00 P, M. to 5:00 P.--M .
New KeRist ration Shows That
l.'!.r.!2 Names On Poll Pxioks.
Klection olTicials have made prepa
rations t0 take care of the largest
vide ever ciust m Haywood County,
since the new registration losed with
ld.,1.12 names on the poll books, and
both Democrats and Republican are
holding a primary.
( audidntcs this year have staged
an extensive campaign, and one that
has been stretched over a longer per
iod than usual. Not only huve coun
ty candidates put m more Imiiiis cam
paigning this year, but the state can
diilale.s have 1k'cii frequent visitors
to this county, and the three leading
candidates for governor have made
personal appeals lo Haywood voters.
.The polls will open at .1:24. anil will
close at 7 :;.'i, according to F. M. Hyer,
chairman of the Haywood Hoard ' of
I wo years ago. a total ol 7,00
vote were cast in the .jiine Primary.
with (inly Democrats voting, but this
year's totals are expected Ut bo in
creased by at least fifty per rent.
I he DenuK iatic county ticket con
tnin.s 2il nanies. and are as follows:
l-or .representative, J. F.' Csibe and
F. M. Davis.
I' or register of deeds: Charles C.
! ralicio and I'.dwin llavnes.
lor .SherilV: tieorge F. Plott, R. V.
W elch, Vaughn Rhineharl., ,1, I,. Walk
er and A rcli Russell.
I-or board of trnsU'es llavwivod
(ounly Hospital: Ruins Siler, C. L
V estnidrcland ami L. M. Riclieson.
hor ( (inimissioners: District Nd.
one, W. W. Ilaynes, .las. F. lU'tulerson,
( larence ( . Med lord, drover ('. Rog
ers, 11. (i. Reno and
District No. two:
T. Ralph Moore.
District No. three:
Hyatt, ,1. A. Lowe,
and M. M. Noland,
District No. four:
W. H. Williams.
District No. five:
and Olenn ( :. Palmer
In t he Democrat ! primary,
.township nonstable races wilt, be
In W avnesville township, Hob
and John Kerley.
there are four m the
A. .Sinathers. VV. II Scott, P
Smathers, ami Ralph Willis.
1 he Republii an primary for county
officer ie eoiitinel tn 4'olests: iti ilis-
tricts number one anil two for county,
commissioner. In district No. one
the .candidates, are: Thomas Rogers,
W. P. Hams arid John It. Moflit. In
district. No. Two. Wtirth W. Wells,
I, on Fvari-i and J. Boone Si'iitelle.
The Republicans also have two Con
tests for constable. One in
dam .and one in Fast Fork,
erdani the 'candidates are P
bin and R. (i. Piitnian. In F
Weldon H. Heatherly and H.
A reprint of the
ballot is printed el
sue of fire narii'l'.
thuds of vol ing,. it
K. I,. Moriran.
.. I! Ricknian and
A, Howell. W. A.
Jarvv, II Allison
R. T. Hoyd
Charles L. Hill
II a r
Democratii cxnint v
lewhi'fe in this, is
and for more de-
regarding the nie-
is suKt'esled that
end "Along the Political Firing
coliiiiin on page one.
Sale Of Fishing
Licenses Are Off
MRS W. It. .KATC'MFF Way
jH'svillei "Tlio Monntalmw.r is so
InleretlriK. tliat I (lo not want to
miss a single ropy."
MHS ZIMIII MelXUOY, Cove
(e-k "I raigerly IikiIi forwnnl
every weok to tho coming of Tlie
WOODMEN TO DECORATE
GRAVES SUNDAY P. M.
According tvi (. C; Plott, county
game and fish warden, the sale of
fishing' licenses, has fallen nhbrt ' of
$150.00 of. the sale at this, time last
Mr. Plott attributes this to several
causes. The .streams1 on (4italoochee
were, opened on April, the 15th last
year, and this year they were not
thrown open to the public until May
the lbth. Lake Junaluska has In-en
closed from April the 15th to June
Sherwood Forest, which haa been
taken over bv the government, has
been closed for the neason, and last
year was extensively fished.
I o date $7U.i.50 has been realized
from the sale of fishing licenses,
which amount muludejj 237 state
licensee, 221 county licenses, 18 daily
county permits, and b non-resident
Mrs. J. Ruf us McCracken and Miss
Doland, who have spent sometime at
Paula's Island. S. C, arrived n Sat
urday. Friend will, be gkid to learn
that Mrs. McCracken m much improved.
The Woodmen of the World will
decorate all deceased Woodmen's
graves Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
at the Green Hill cemetery,
All W oodmen are urged to be pres
ent. Every one is extended a cor
dial welcome to be present. All mem
berf; will meet at the hall at 2 o'clock.
The drill team -will be in full uni
form and will march to the cemetery
from the Woodmen hall.
OFFICIAL WEATHER REPORT