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The Waynesville mountaineer
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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 38 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. 1945
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
d Is Indicated
itense Interest In
1-brcakinS crowd is ex
attcnd the 4th annual
sale here next Wednes
,e high school, at one
ome fifty head of regis
:als will be auctioned by
jn a well-known auc
fhc sale is being spon
he Havwood Hereford
Association . of which M.
av is president,
he interest that is be
' in the sale, I predict
jle we have ever had,"
Allen, a director of the
jamzation, and recently
a director of the state
;jttlcmen from many
t indicated they will be
this sale, and with the
als that will be on sale,
very reason to expect a
i consignors to the sale
I, M. Pless, Way Abel,
en, M. O. Galloway, C.
i and Sons, David Un
ind I. T. Powell,
will also be on sale
lunda Farms, Lewisburg,
Ridge Farms, Kingsville,
rid Farms, Cockeysville,
yler F. Snodgrass Farms,
ifficers of the Haywood
i, besides Mr. Galloway,
tobert Evans, vice presi
'. Francis, secretary and
with the board of direc
osed of Way Abel, C. N.
t Haynes, Marvin Pless,
te catalogues have been
id can be had by writ
Francis, and the county
n of 4 Years,
McCrarken, son of Mr.
Howell McCracken, of
lie. a veteran of four
ice. with 14 months over
op gunner and a radio
on a B-24, has been dis-
ind is going to the Uni
I Tennessee this week
ill enter college.
i sergeant in the AAF
markable record to his
the service. He is entitl
irthe Distinguished Fly.
;. Air Medal with 17 Oak
ters. live battle stars, two
nd the European theatre
wmocT ot a crew on a
sions over enemy terri-
s ship was part of a com.
to flew over the Ruman
Ws. with crews totaling
only forty returned
1 being shot down.
bracken entered the ser
1 after his graduation
He has a brother in
spent nearly three
the European theatre and
uunea in a camp in New
)b at Dayton Rubber.
, ' Today:
linion : 25
5tithridty raised $54
t h un'ch to com-
Z rirl Scout
J -will a year a.
'few V l' ana now
' thHe buildin
aim " and the 60
I move into their new
Annual Event Held
Yesterday At Stock
yards In Clyde;
About 150 feeder calves brought
an average of a dollar per hundred
more at the fourth annual sale at
Clyde yesterday than in 1944.
The top calves brought from $15
to $15.50, with almost all being
bought by T. L. Gwyn, for the
State Department of Agriculture,
and to be shipped to the eastern
part of the state and distributed
to club boys. Most of the calves
will go into the Kinston area.
The calves were of good grades,
and a fair sized crowd of specta
tors were on hand, together with
buyers throughout the sale.
The calves were graded by Mr.
Stamey and Mr. Murphy, livestock
The sale was held at the Clyde
stockyards, with Mcdford Leather
Forest Fires Burn
Over 361 Acres In
County In 1944-45
During the past year there were
16 forest fires in Haywood county,
with an estimated total damage of
$2,055, it was learned from R. E.
Caldwell, county fire warden.
The damaged area covered 361
acres and the fire suppression cost
totaled $76.19, according to Mr.
Caldwell, who stated that the cost
would have been much larger had
not there been so many persons
volunteering their services.
"I wish to thank the people of
Haywood county for their coopera
tion in the fires which have broken
out in the county, and also for
their cooperation in obtaining
burning permits before they have
burned leaves and other rubbish
on their places," said Mr. Cald
well yesterday to a representative
of The Mountaineer.
Mr. Caldwell pointed out that
beginning October 1, and through
December 1st, it was necessary to
obtain a fire permit from the coun
ty office on the top floor of the
courthouse here to burn rubbisn
and debris in the rural areas.
The district offices of the fire
wardens which has been located
in Asheville is being changed to
Sylva, with Mack Ashe, former
wnrHnn nf .Tarkson county, in
charge of the office, it was a
nounced by Mr. Caldwell.
F. B. I. To Hold
On October 11th
Waynesville will be filled with
F. B. I. men and scores of other
law enforcement officers on Oc
toner 11th. it was learned yester
dav from Idus J. Lynn, special
agent, from Asheville, as tentative
Dlans were being made for the
semi-annual law enforcement con
ference, which will meet here.
The town of Waynesville will be
host to the group for the one-day
conference. The invitation was ex
nlpH hv Mavor J. H. Way last
spring while the conference v
in session in Brevard.
W. M. Weir Joins The
W. M. Weir, of Elkin, this week
joined the mechanical department
of The Mountaineer. Mr. Weir was
recently discharged from Marine
Corps, and will operate one of
the Linotype machines in the com
posing room of this newspaper.
'Scout Hut Will Soon
mpleted. Funds Ready
The Lions Club are now the
sponsors of the Girl Scouts, and
!,:., nknc tn furnish the
Hugh Massie headed the commit
tee ,and was assisted Dy nw
r. xM p Williamson and
N. W. Garrett.
The hut is built on the hill near
Plans Underway To Start
Observance 01 1 National
Holiday In Big Program
Public Invited To
Lake Junaluska To
See Famous Dahlia
Gardens of J. B. Ivey.
J. B. Ivey, dahlia specialist, is
inviting the public to visit his gar
dens at his residence at Lake Juna-
uska which will be open daily to
he public from now until frost.
Mr. Ivey advises that visits be
made before 11a. m. or after 5
m , as the flowers are at their
best during those hours.
'Our dahlias have never been
so beautiful as they have this year,
for the season has been perfect for
growing them, and we, like to
share their beauty with our friends
here in Haywood County," said
Mr .Ivey, well-known business man
of Charlotte and Asheville, who
has grown dahlias for the past 25
Each morning three dozen choice
blooms are placed at the entrance
of the garden for anyone who
wishes to take one, and according
to those who live in the vicinity
there is no lack of appreciation
for the flowers as evidenced in
the rush each morning to share in
Mr. Ivey's generosity.
In the garden this year at the
Lake Junaluska home are 300 se
lected plants, which afford a daily
blooming output of around 500
blossoms at their peak season
Among the plants this year are
many new varieties including the
large yellow W A C; Southern
Thorobred, a magnificent lavender
Sunglow, a yellow and red cactus;
King Kong, a very large deep lav
ender with exceptionally stiff
The Joslyn Straight attracts
much attention for its size and
salmon tints, while the Pink John
is claimed by those partial to that
color as one of the best in the
garden. Red John, also a large and
fine specimen, comes in for much
Mr. Ivey has exhibtied his Hay-
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On School Duty
The town of Hazelwood this
week placed a part-time traffic of
ficer at the intersection of the
highway and Virginia avenue which
leads to the school. The intersec
tion was termed by town officials
and school authorities as danger
ous and placed the officer on duty
during the hours when school buses
would be entering the highway.
The obstructed view made the
intersection dangerous as the
highway approaches are on curves
leading to the street.
Full House At
Hospital As 20
"We have them In bureau
drawers, In boxes, out In the
halls and in fact all over the
place," said Mrs. Kichard L.
Rogers, superintendent of the
Haywood county hospital, in
referring to the 20 babies born
during: the week at the county
They were an even match
ten boys and ten girls. Two
of the twenty one boy and
one girl were from outside the
county, but eighteen of the
number will start life after
leaving the hospital right here
in Haywood county.
Eighteen is a fine addition
to the population of the coun
ty In one week's period and
the new citizens are welcom
ed as futiire residents.
Flashlights, McKay's, Hazelwood
A Hazelwood committee is work
ing on plans lor staging an annual j
celebration on a large scale on
some recognized national holiday.
Action was taken following a full
discussion at the monthly meeting
of Ihe Boosters Club last Thins- I
Hccognmon was mane 01 me
fact that Canton stages a week's
program successfully every Labor
Day season, and that this com
munity could stage a celebration
attracting as many people on some
other national holiday, in which
all the county would participate
as has been the case with the
county-wide observation of Labor
Day at Canton.
R. L. Prevost. chairman of the
committee, said yesterdy that
while it was not definite, the gen
eral feeling was to make the
Fourth of July the day for the big
celebration in this end of the
county. The committee is com
posed of Mr. Prevost. C. N. Allen,
C.ll Chambers and Dr. R. Stuart
Roberson. They have sent out for
some information regarding avail
able rides and other features that
would tend to add to the occasion.
W. F. McCracken,
Hay wod Farmer,
Funeral services were conducted
at the Crabtree Baptist church Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock for
Waldo F. McCracken, 58, widely
known stock raiser of Haywood
county, who died in an Asheville
hospital at 4 p. m. Friday after
a short illness following a para
Rev. Forrest Ferguson and the
Rev. H. P. McCracken officiated.
Burial was in the family plot in
the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: ('. ii.
Francis, (Jay Bradshaw, Vincent
Davis, Tommy Ferguson, Sam
Green and Bud James.
The body remained at the Wells
Funeral Home in Canton until 2
o'clock Sunday when it was taken
to the church where it remained
until the hour nf the service.
Surviving are his mother. Mrs.
W. I). McCracken, with whom he
made his home; two sons, William
T., in the U. S. Army overseas,
and Paul McCracken ,of Rock Hill,
S. C ; one daughter. Mrs. Terry
Moore, of Clinton. S. ('.. and four
grandchildren; live sisters, Mrs.
Tom Rogers, Clyde; Mrs. Will
Mcdford. Waynesville; Mrs. Carl
Mcdford. Lake Junaluska; Mrs.
J. M. Wells. Canton; and Mrs. A.
B. Moss, of Talladega, Ala.
Shop Opens Today
Sutton's Beauty Shop, on the
second floor above the Sanitary
Barber Shop, will open today, with
Mrs. R. L. Sutton, manager. There
arc three operators with the shop,
and everything is new and modern.
The latest fixtures were bought
for the shop and installed in quar
ters built especially for a beauty
Davis Attending Ford
Sales Meeting Today
Henry Davis, manager of
Davis-Liner Motor Sales, is
tending a showing of the new
Fords in Charlotte today. While
at the sales meeting he will get
full details about the new automobiles.
Donald Duck, Henry And
Donald Duck. Henry and Muggs.
well-known entertainers of the
comic strips have joined the staff
of The Mountaineer and are
making their initial appearance in
the paper this week see page 15.
The management, ever on the
alert to give the readers a variety
of high quality features, and in
continuation of their policy of gen
Be Sold 26th
Heads War Drive
A. P. LF.DBETTER was named
this week as county chairman of
the United War Fund drive. The
county-wide committees will be
named within a few days as final
plans are made for staging the
drive in October.
To Be Pushed
Here This Week
Quota of $500 Is Set
For Haywwod; Civic
Clubs To Hear of
Project Today and
Civic clubs of the community
wfll hear details of the State Sym
phony campaign, which has been
underway for several weeks. The
Haywood quota is 500, and every
effort will be made to complete
the drive this week-end. Mrs.
Hugh A. Love is county chairman.
This afternoon Mrs. R. H.
Stretcher will present the matter
to the Woman's Club, and tonight
Miss Nan Killian will appear in
behalf of Ihe program before the
I. ions Club. Tomorrow W. Roy
Francis and Jonathan Woody will
make a similar presentation to the
The last report on the progress
nf the drive indicated that less
than half the quota had bcoh rais
ed. Those who become active mem
bers will he given tickets for all
concerts to be given by Ihe St,ate
Symphony. Active membership is
only five dollars.
The state legislature this year
appropriated $4,000 for the expan
sion of the symphony.
But No Damage
While many sections of the
country suffered from the ravages
of storms.. Havwood county came
in on the "fringe'' with excep
tionally heavy rains.
The rainfall during the period
from Thursday. Kf. through Mon-
dav. 17. totaled 4 39 inches, and
broken up was as follows: 13th
.38; 14th. 181; 15th. .05; 16th,
1.25; 17th. .90.
As far as could be learned there
was no damage or los ofs property
suffered in this area.
First LI. anu Tvlrs. Fred B. Mit
chell, of Canton, announce the
birth of a son. Fred Brown Mit
chell, at Canton's Medical building.
September 14. Mrs. Mitchell is the
i former Miss Grace Cody, daugh-
j ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Zeb Cody
of near Canton. Lt. Mitchell is
now stationed somewhere in Ger
many with a chemical warfare unit
Get a Job at Dayton1 Rubber
eral improvement in news and en
tertainment coverage tor every'
member of the family, this popular
feature has been added.
In addition to the other regular
features of The Mountaineer, Don
aid Duck, Henry and Muggs will
greet the readers every week with
their human and clean humor.
X t X
Some Operators Want
To Continue Plans Of
Closed On Sundays.
At their monthly meeting re
cently, the Haywood Ministerial
Association passed a resolution
asking that service station opera
tors continue to keep their service
stations closed on Sundays.
The committee drafting the reso
lution were Rev. L. G. Elliott, Rev.
J. C. Madison and Rev. H. T.
limits. The resolution is as fol
lows: "Recognizing the fact that most,
if not all, filling stations in Hay
wood county have been closed on
Sundays during the critical years
of war and gasoline rationing, we
wish to express our appreciation
o the operators for keeping their
business closed, and to the public
for their splendid cooperation in
the matter. But now that the war
is over and rationing of gasoline
is lifted, we are concerned that
the gains we have made in a forc
ed closing of these business estab
lishments on Sundays be conserved
voluntarily. Therefore, your com
mittee makes a two-fold appeal.
"First, to the public: They have
demonstrated the fact that the
needed supply of gasoline can be
purchased on Saturdays, thus mak
ing it possible for filling station
operators to have a day of rest
and spiritual culture. We appeal
to them to continue this practice
and keep Sundays free of this un
"Second, to the filling station
operators themselves: They have
proven to themselves and to the
public that they can stay in busi
ness with a closed house on Sun
days, thus making it possible for
them to lead a normal life, free of
business obligations, and to have
the privilege of attending worship
services with the family. We ap
peal to them to continue the prac
tice of keeping their business clos
ed on Sundays.
"After having made a partial
survey of the filling stations in
the Waynesville area, your com
mittee feels that the majority of
operators are heartily in favor of
remaining closed on Sundays, pro
viding they are not forced to open
in self-defense by a few competi
tors who disregard the appeal."
Rumors Are That
I. C. Madison Will
Go to Thomasville
The Charlotte Observer, in list
ing the possible changes in pastor
al personnel in the Western North
Carolina conference, reports a
rumor that Rev. J. Clay Madison,
pastor of the First Methodist
church here, may be appointed su
perintendent of the Thomasville
district to succeed Dr. S. W. Tay
lor. When approached on the sub
ject by a member of The Moun
taineer staff, Mr. Madison stated
that he knew nothing of the as
signment and had no statement
to make at this time.
Rate Remains At
$1.45 For 1945
The tax rate for the town
of Hazelwood will remain at
$1.45, it was announced yes
terday by Clyde Fisher, mayor.
The budget is being complet
ed this week, and will show
an assessed valuation of about
$900,000, with only $14,000
of bonded indebtedness against
the town in addition to the
sewer bonds which are self
liquidating. "The town is in the best fi
nancial condition in many,
many years," the mayor said.
"We will have the full and
complete report within a few
Saccharine. McKay's, Hazelwood
To Improve Park
J. E. MASSIE, ouiuv aint oper
ator of the Park Theatre, this week
announced a program for com
pletely moderuiiii)'. the theatre,
and adding a few more
is to begin soon.
Future Of Area
Secretaries of Civic
Groups In Session
Here Discuss Possi
The local Chamber of Commerce
was host on Monday lo a confer
ence of Chamber of Cominrece
secretaries and officials. The meet
ing was held under the sponsor
ship of Hie North Carolina Asso
ciation of Commercial Organization
secretaries. The program centered
around discussions of addtiional
development of tourist attractions
and other community projects in
Western Notch Carolina.
The meeting was presided over
by J. C. Baskervill, managing di
rector of I lie Lenoir Chamber of
Commreie and president of the
state organization Mr. Baskervill
outlined the natural assets of the
region and declared that the tourist
prospects for Western North Caro
lina have never been bl ighter.
Kay (lives Welcome
Charles Ray. of Ihe Waynesville
Chamber of Coiinneree, extended
the welcome, and Mr. Baskervill
Don S. Plus, vice president of
The Asheville ( 'il izon-Times com
pany, and executive director of
WWNC and past president of the
Asheville Chamber of Commerce,
lohl the Chamber of Commerce of
licails present tli.il plans must be
made for comiiuiiiil ies just as they
are made for PuMiie.s enterprises.
lie urged the selection of goals,
sound ideas and hard work to carry
He stressed the importance of
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The Golf Course
A reward of $"(! is being offered
by the Waynesville Country Cub
for information leading to the con
viction of the person or persons
spreading the rumor thai the golf
course would not be open to the
public ncxl year.
"Such an absurd statement is
far, far removed trom the truth."
Henry Mac Fay den. maanger, said
yesterday, in making the offer ot
How the false rumor got started,
or where it originated remained
a mystery yesterday.
Mr. MacFaydcn is completing
plans for an extensive advertising
campaign for the club and golf
course, and plans to spend a large
sum "telling the world' of this
area and the advantages of the
Bobby Pins. McKay's, Hazelwood
Seventeen Divorces Are
Granted By Court Here
Seventeen divorces were granted
during the first day and half of
the civil term of September Su
perior court which convened here
on Monday morning, with Judge
J. A. Rousseau, of North Wilkes
In addition to the divorces grant
ed, which were practically all un
contested, two other divorce cases
were counted out as mistrials.
There are also a number of 'other
divorces to be tried later in the
week, it was learned yesterday.
As The Mountaineer went to
J. E. Massie to
Start Work on
Three Large Modern
Lounges, A Crier
Room and Additional
Seats In New Plans.
A modernization program of the
Park theatre will begin at once,
according to J. E. Massie, owner.
The plans call for the construc
tion of three large lounges, off the
main lobby. These will be built
in the back of the Park Shop,
which is operated by Roy Mose
man. This new plan will not in
terfere with the front of the snop
or Mr. Moseman's business.
The lounges will be equipped
with the latest furnishings through
out, Mr. Massie said.
Downstairs another change will
be made to add 50 seats and eli
minate congestion at the right
door entering the theatre. The
wall will be taken out, and the
present right corner in the rear
of the auditorium will be straight
ened. Leading off from the right of
the downstairs lounge will be a
large "crier room." A room parti
tioned off from the main auditor
ium by double plate glass, which
makes the room sound-proof to
the rest of the building. Patrons
with young children can sit in
this room, and see as well and hear
as well as if in the center of the
Another feature of the crier
room will be for the benefit of
theatre parties, that will have pri
vacy, yet can enjoy the picture and
regulate the volume of the sound
to their wishes.
Mr. Massie said details for mak
ing these changes had been work
ed out in such a way as not to
disturbe operations at any time
during the modernization period.
He gave out no figure as to the ex
penditure. Freezer Lockers
To Be Opened In
Next Few Weeks
Plans for opening the freezer
lockers at the Farmers Federation
have been postponed until some
time after the first of October,
due to a delay in receiving vital
equipment parts, according to M.
H. Austin, locker supervisor, here
Tentative plans were to open
this week-end, but the coils were
not shipped on schedule several
months ago and have delayed in
Mr. Austin said this plant would
be a credit to a city many times
the size of Waynesville, and while
they arc disappointed about the
delay in opening, felt the "finish
ed" product would meet with
Four Tracts Will
Be Auctioned By
Four tracts of property will be
offered at auction in Haywood
foday by Penny Brothers. The
first sale will begin at 10:30 with
property on Sulphur Springs road
being offered. Then the sale will
move to Hazelwood, and then back
here where the Turpin Building,
better known as the bus station,
will be auctioned.
At 3:30 the Homer Cagle place
in Clyde will be put up at auction.
At Atlanta Showing
Fred and Paul Martin, owners
of Martin Electric Company, left
yesterday for a two-day stay in
Atlanta, attending a sales meeting
of Frigidaire refrigerators. They
will see the new machines, and
get other information on the units.
press the jury had the case of
Dan Carpenter and others versus
Mrs. Teela Peeple. The trial
started Tuesday noon and continu
ed through Wednesday. The case
involved a deed to property which
was alleged to have been made
to Mrs. Peeples by the lata Pink
Carpenter, and recorded just be
fore his death last February.
It was thought yesterday that
the court would continue through
the week, as there are a number
of cases yet to .be tried on tha
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