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The Waynesville mountaineer
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Now Over 3,400
(An A.B.G. Paper)
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NO. 39 14 Pages
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Comities
rest In Proposed
Area Around
port TaKing txx.
To Get Water-
l Road Con-
ted. arp shoeing
prf in the proposed
I road from Here to New-
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fohnson Cily comes word
thamber of commerce oi
lave gone on recuiu u.6-
lonslruction ol me new-
ncsnllc hignway. me
Citv Chamber of Com-
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former manager oi i ei
Mucts Company nui e.
, has held several meei-
ve to the project, and
ich interest among high-
Rav, chairman of the
Bs and highways commit-
een invited lo aaaress a
li several Tennessee cities
abject early next month.
comments in the press
lit of Tennessee lenas 10
the entire section within
If Newport are getting in
Wind the project to get
ted as soon as possible,
ject is an expensive one,
lake several months to
surveys, it has been
ee, Designer
pk Roads,
ns Post
illiam Ira Lee, who has
ing as engineer of the
Bureau of Public Roads
treat Smoky Mountains
resigned and is leaving
His resignation from
jit which he has made so
nds will be effective after
t 30.
ft retired at the age of
years ago, thinking he
fvised the building of his
Then in a few days the
Pearl Harbor was made
accepted a wartime ap-
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ed Electrical
"cliff was named county
inspector at the meetine
Nty board of commis-
tneir meeting Monday
famed from George A.
"cliff succeeds Jimmy
iy inspector, and his
1 to inspect all homes
ings for newly installed
fn!y has two inspectors
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!ncd anther Waynesville
I ners is the inspec-
Townships of Beaver-
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Bethel School
Can Beans
For Europeans
The students of the Bethel
school are contributing 550
cans of beans to the War Food
Relief to be sent to European
countries, it was learned this
week from 1. A. McLain, voca
tional agricultural teacher in
the school.
The beans and cans were
bought by the school, picked
by the FFA boys and canned
by the girls of the home eco
nomics department assisted by
the FFA boys. The beans
were canned in Bethel com
munity cannery.
The school purchased an
acre of beans, and the FFA
boys have picked them for the
school. The boys are also as
sisting local farmers, who are
unable to get labor to pick
vegetables. They have assisted
others in construction of silos,
under supervision of I. A.
McLain, their teacher.
Revival Starts
Sunday At First
Baptist Church
Rev. J. H. Kyzar, of
Laurens, S. C, Will
Be Guest Preacher of
The fall revival meeting will be
gin at the First Baptist church
next Sunday. During the week
services will be held daily at 7:30
p. m. There will be no morning
services, nor on Saturday evening.
Rev. J. H. Kyzar, pastor of
the First Baptist church of Laur
ens, S. C, will be the guest preach
er in these special meetings.
"Rev. Mr. Kyzar is one of the
most promising younger ministers
of the South," Rev. L. G. Elliott,
pastor of the church, said yester
day. "He is forceful and a charm
ing speaker with a virile message
appealing especially to men."
Mr. Kyzar is a native of Missis
sippi. He received his bachelor
of arts degree from Mississippi
College, and his master in Theo
logy from the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Louis
ville, Ky.
He began his seventh year as
pastor of the First Baptist church,
Laurens, on September 9. During
this six-year period there have
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Fourteen Leave
In September
Draft Quota
Fourteen men reported to Fort
Bragg from the Waynesville area
In the county on Thursday for
induction in the armed forces.
Arthur Smtih, Jr., was named as
leader of the group.
Roy Vaughn Buchanan was the
only transfer in the group having
been assigned from the board at
Hiawassee, Ga., to leave with the
local group.
Others making up the Septem
ber quota under the selective serv
ice system from this section of
Haywood county were: Vivian
Ward, James Dennis Dee Craw
ford, Charles Franklin Derrick,
Hugh A. Hill, William Orion
Davis, Jr., Iven Jackson Rathbone,
Lawrence Thomas Page, Jr., Glenn
Hardy Davis, William Richard
Muse, Huston J. Sutton, Charles
Edward Brooks, and Robert Lee
M. G. Stamey's Pumpkin Vine
Like Jack's Famous Beanstalk,
It Grew With Magic But Not to the Sky
M. G. Stamey, local attorney,
who is a master hand at garden
ing, has a pumpkin vine with 19
Dumnkins of full size, uniform
weight and shape all a golden yel
low giving promise of those kind
of lucious pies that mother used
to make provided, of course, one
could find the shortening for the
The vine has grown with the
maeic of Jack's famous bean stalk
except the Stamey pumpkin vine
did not head toward the skies, but
back to mother earth, with its
roots "going straight to China"
and its tendrils covering the earth.
There is another difference, too
Mr. Stamey did not trade a cow
for the seed of this prolific pump
kin, as Jack did, but the vine came
Given Discharge
CARPER received his honorable
discharge from the army last week,
and will re-enter the Methodist
Conference early in October.
Former Junaluska
Pastor Given An
Army Discharge
Chaplain (Capt.) John
II. Carper Was In
Four Campaigns In
27 Months Overseas.
"I don't think there will be so
many changes in the men coming
back from the service. Certainly
there have been some changes in
them just as there have been in
civilians back home, but the aver
age man will be the same," is the
opinion of Chaplain (Capt.) John
H. Carper, who was honorably dis
charged last week, after being in
service since February, 1942.
Mr. Carper is perhaps better
known as the former pastor of
Long's Chapel at Lake Junaluska
from 1935 to 1939, and is now at
the Lake writing some of his ex
periences, including the 27 months
spent overseas. Early in October
he will go back into the Metho
dist Conference and be assigned
work by the conference when it
convenes in Greensboro on the
9th. , . , .... ,
Chaplain Carper was with the
First Armored Division, and went
through four campaigns. He has
the bronze star medal, and a com
mendation from his general for
his work with men. Chaplain Car
(Continued on page six)
Pfc. L. A. Beaver
Killed In Motor
Accident in Europe
Private First Class Lewis A.
i Bud) Beaver was killed in Speyer,
Germany, on August 27, while driv
ing a truck, according to infor
mation received by his wife from
the war department. His death
was due to compound fractures
Pfc. Beaver had been in the
service since May 26, 1943, and
was attached to the coast artillery.
He received his training at Camp
Stewart, Ga., Richmond Army Air
Base, Richmond, Va., and Camp
Davis, prior to going overseas.
He had been in the European
theatre since September, 1944,
and was serving as a truck driver
for the battery service ordnance
and his duties had taken him to
France, Belgium, Holland and
At the time he had entered the
service he was employed by the
Waynesville Laundry.
Surviving are his wife, the for
mer Miss Hazel Chester, one
three-year-old daughter, Andrea;
his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Allman
Beaver, of Waynesville, his father,
George Beaver, of Knoxville,
Tenn., one sister, Mrs. Virginia
Baker, of Charlotte and one broth
er, Mack Beaver, of Sylva.
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up among his cucumber vines as
a volunteer.
The vine grew in such arrogance
that Mr. Stamey hesitated to pull
the thing up, as he watched it
flourish and overshadow the cu
cumber vines. The intruder com
manded the end of his garden with
such assurance that he could not
have the heart to make way with
Frost will find the vine covering
a 30 by 40 foot area in the gar
den and it is still shooting out
new vines. No doubt if the weath
er permitted it would continue to
Mr. Stamey says he does not
know the variety of the pumpkin,
but George Brown, well known j
(Continued on page six) I
Officials Seek Early
Work On Parkway Link
From Balsam To Soco
Plans for pushing Immediate
construction on the vital link of
the Blue Ridge parkway between
Balsam Gap and Soco Gap, were
made at a conference in Washing
ton Friday between Chairman A.
H. iSandy) Graham, of the State
highway and Public Works commis
sion, R. Getty Browning, locating
engineer, and North Carolina mem
bers of congress, including Senator
Clyde R. Hocy, Senator Josiah W.
BSlJey, and Congressman R. L.
'.The group, arriving in Washing
ton, went straight from the train
to Mr. Doughton's office.
At the same time the unfinished
link of the parkway between Blow
ing Rock and Grandfather Moun
tain was discussed along with the
unfinished link between Bee Tree
Gap and Balsam Gap.
The state highway approach to
the Great Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park will go by way of Can
ton, Lake Junaluska. Dellwood and
Committees For United
War Fund Drive Will
Be Named This Week
Haywood's Medal
Of Honor Man
Expected Home
Staff Sergeant Max Thomp
son, who has been awarded the
Medal of Honor, the nation's
highest decoration for valor on
the field of combat, arrived in
Newport News this week and
is expected to arrive soon at
his home in Canton.
The Varner-Rhinchart Amer
ican Legion Post of Canton
plan a reception for the dis
tinguished Haywood county
soldier. In addition to SSgt.
Thompson all other returned
veterans of all branches of the
service will also be honored
during the special program.
' Mayor Sam- Roblnsorr will
serve as master of ceremonies,
and Reuben B. Robertson, exe
cutive vice president of the
Champion Paper and Fibre
Company, will deliver the ad
dress of welcome.
Thirteen Report
For Pre-Physical
Thirteen men left here Tuesday
morning for pre-induction physical
examinations at Fort Jackson, mak
inR up the September call in this
group. Jackson Bradley was lead
er on the trip to camp.
Others in the call were: Louie
Richard Gibson, Hubert Lee Hog
len, James Dewey Ross, Tommie
Mills, Jr., Roy Hobert Ross, Jr.,
James Donald Siskc, Ervin Lee
Haney, Buford Edgar Mull. Wal
ter Felix Woodard, Clayton Oliver
Haynes, Ronald Allen, Jr., and Ar
thur Junior Earley.
Dean Colvart was in Raleigh
over the week-end on business for
the State Test Farm here.
Three Williams Brothers Have Served
V -J m 'Yf i ' i
The three sons of Mrs. W. H.
through 30 campaigns. They are
Steve Williams, M. 3c; and Teague Williams, MOMM 2c, U. S. Navy.
Capt. Williams, who was sent overseas in April, 1943, served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, South
ern France, Germany and Austria,
Robert Steve Williams, M. 3c,
Philippine, American theatre and
his boot training at Bainbridge, and
duty aboard the USS Marshall in the
for a period of 23 months: Marshalls, Hollandia, Saipan, Guam, Sulu
and three battles of the Philippine
Teague Williams, MOMM 2c,
Bainbridge, Md., and later attended
Md., from which he was assigned to sea duty in the Pacific theatre. He is entitled to wear eight
battle stars and four theatre of operations ribbons. He participated in the following invasions: Mar
shall Islands, Tanah Morah, Hollandia, Saipan, Guam, Palua Islands, Philippines and Okinawa.
Soco Gap, then down to Cherokee,
and on to Bryson City, passing the
intersection with highway No. 107
which leads up through Newfound
Gap and on to Gatlinburg.
From Soco Gap, a link of the
parkway has been graded for seven
or' eight miles and the plans call
for a similar link to carry the
parkway to the vicinity of Ravens
ford. The action by the state and fed
eral officials, is a follow-up of the
joint conference held here last
July, when a definite program was
presented by Mr. Graham as to
what projects the state wanted
completed first.
Charles E. Ray, chairman of the
local roads and highway commit
tee .and who was Instrumental in
getting the meeting here last July,
said yesterday that Friday's meet
ing was encouraging in every way,
and was pleased to hear of ihe
Washington conference.
County-wide committees will be
set up this week-end for the Unit
ed War Fund drive in Haywood,
late in October, according to A.
P. Ledbetter, county chairman.
Haywod has a quota of $11,500,
which will be divided equally be
tween Waynesville and Canton
areas as in the past.
Mr. L,eaoeuer said that M. T.
Brooks, of Canton, would be in
charge of the drive in the Canton
section, and W. P. Whitesidcs will
again be in charge of tho Bethel
C. J. Recce has been re-elected
as treasurer of the campaign.
Mr. Ledbetter said that commit
tees will be notified of their ap
pointment soon, and details work
ed out for staging a "quick, thor
ough" campaign, covering the en
tire county. The executive com
mittee in session Tuesday night
tentatively set 'Tvlondayv October
22 as the dead line for all com
mittees to complete their reports.
Four Red Stamps
Expire Sept. 30
Four red stamps in rationing
Book No. four will expire Sep
tember 30th, it was announced yes
terday. The stamps arc V2, W2,
X2 and Z2.
Five of the red stamps become
valid on October first, and are
stamps Rl, SI, Tl, Ul, and VI.
No other changes were made in
the schedules of expirations.
Evening Church
Services Begin
Now At 7:30
Evening services at the
churches of the community
will begin at 7:30, beginning
this Sunday, according to the
announcements of pastors of
the town.
This is an annual October
first custom to set up evening
services by thirty minutes.
Williams and the late Mr. Williams of Cove Creek, have served
Capt. John Williams, recently named county service officer; Robert
took part in seven major campaigns.
is entitled to wear 15 battle stars,
Okinawa Third Fleet. Entering the
from there to Brooklyn Navy Yards,
Pacific. He took part in the
entered the service in March, 1943,
a motor diesel school in Richmond,
Gets Appointment
W. H. F, MILLAR, well known
Waynesville attorney, has been
named by the State Commissioner
of Labor as an arbitrator of indus
trial disputes.
W. H. F. Millar Is
Named By State
As Arbitrator
Waynesville Attorney
Will Hear Cases of
Industrial Disputes In
W. H. F. Millar has been named
by Forrest H. Shuford, commis
sioner of labor, as an arbitrator
under the Arbitration Act enacted
by the 1945 legislature.
Mr. Millar is well known
throughout tho East and South, as
a specialist on labor relations, hav
ing represented some of the larg
est firms in lhe country in all
courts, including the United States
Supreme court.
The Arbitration Act states that
the best interest of the people of
the State are served by the prompt
settlement of labor disputes and
that strikes and lockouts and other
forms of industrial strife, regard
less of where the merits of the
controversy lie, are forces produc
tive ultimately of economic waste.
When the amicable settlement of
such disputes.,, by , conciliation . or
mediation Cannot be effected the
Act provides for their voluntary
arbitration under the supervision
of the North 'Carolina Department
of Labor.
When a controversy pertaining
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10,000 Idle Milk
Bottles Sought
In This Community
"There are 10,000 Idle milk bot
tles in this community, and each
representing an Investment of five
cents on the part of the holder,"
R. B. Davenport, district manager
of Pet. Dairy Products Company,
said yesterday as the firm began
a campaign to get bottles back in
to circulation.
"It is not from the monetary
standpoint that we are so fnfer
ested," he said, "because we have
the money for the bottles it
the fact that new bottles cannot
be had in six months, due to strikes
and other factors entering into the
manufacture of them.
"There is a serious shortage of
bottles, and the 10,000 idle ones
here in the community would help
the situation a lot," he continued
in 30 Campaigns
and four ribbons. Pacific theatre,
service as a volunteer he took
and then was assigned to sea
following invasions serving at sea
Sea, Palua Islands, Okinawa,
and took his boot trainine at
before being sent to Solomons,
High Prices
Herefords At
Annual Sale
Clocks To Be
Turned Back An
Hour Sunday
The clocks of the nation will
be turned bark one hour at
two o'clock Sunday morning,
thus bringing an end to day
light saving time. President
Truman signed the legislation
this week making the act legal.
Merchants of this community
announced through their pres
ident, F. E. Massie, that store
hours would be the same as in
the past that is the store
would open and close by the
Real Estate
Active Here
Past Week
Real estate was active during
the past week with numerous trans
actions taking place.
11. B. Atkins reported the sale
of the C. I. Green home at the
Lake to Mr. Waycaster, of Tampa,
and the closing of the deal for four
ones in East Waynesville belong
ing to Dewey Stovall to Harold N.
Robinson, also of Tampa.
Last week the auction sale con
ducted by Penny Brothers was
termed successful, with sales total
ing almost $30,000.
The Frank Robinson house in
Hazelwood was bought by R. L.
Prcvost, with lots being bought by
Mrs. Harry Hyatt and Grover
Jarvis Campbell bought the home
place of the Homer Cagle farm
at Clyde, and buyers of vacant lots
included Mantnn C a g I c, Mr.
Thompson, Dewey Ducker and
Underwood and Bryson.
II. B. Milner sold a 5 acre farm
on Hyatt creek lo J. C. Moore, and
a house and three lots to Jack
Holder in Hazelwood.
Civil Term Court
Adjourned After
Four Day Session
The September term of Super
lor court, civil term, adjourned
here on Thursday afternoon of
last week, after a four-day sessions
with Judge J. A. Rousseau, of
North Wilkesboro, presiding.
Thirty-five cases were disposed
of during the brief session, includ
ing the granting of twenty divorces
Four other divorce cases were on
the calendar with two counted out
as mistrials and two others were
In the case of Dan Carpenter,
ana otners versus Mrs. Toela
Peeples, which involved a deed to
property which was alleged to
have been filed with the register
oi aecds the day before the death
of Pink Carpenter, owner, was de
cided in favor of the plaintiffs
Mrs. Peeples was fined the costs
of the court and the deed was
State Guard
Officers Attend
Meet At Raleigh
Col. J. Harden Howell, com
mander of the second North Caro
lina regiment of the State Guard.
and Lt. Col. M. 11. Bowles, execu
tive officer of the second regiment,
will attend a meeting of the State
Guard advisory board, which will
meet with Governor Cherry and
Adjutant General J. Van Mctts in
Raleigh during the coming week
end. The advisory board is composed
of the brigadcr general and his
executive officer, the three colonels
of the three regiments and their
executive officers and the senior
medical officer.
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Interesting Program Completed
For F. B. I. Conference Here 11th
The F.B.I, law enforcement con
ference, meeting here on October
11th, will use as its theme "Post
War Planning for Police Depart
ments," it was announced yester
day by Edward Scheidt, special
agent in charge of the Charlotte
The law enforcement officers of
this community, together with the
town and county officials, will be
host to the conference which will
bring in officers from every coun
ty in Western North Carolina.
Paid For
Sale Was Best In the
Four Years That Hay-
' wood Breeders Have
Held Promotion.
The fourth annual registered
Hereford sale here yesterday broke
records for high prices, averaging
$359 per head for tha 46 anmials
which were far ahead of any show
here in the three previous sales.
Buying was brisk, with a heifer
bringing the top of $1,000.
Top bull brought $565, females
averaged $356 and bulls $377.
The 1944 average was $252.
A hurried check of the sales
records showed that 19 of the
animals were bought by Haywood
cattle men. The attendance at the
sale was larger than previous
sales, and bidding was spirited.
Howard Clapp, county agent,
and M. O. Galloway, president of
the Hereford Breeders Associa
tion, sponsors of the sale, said they
were highly pleased with the sale
from every standpoint. The sale
was held at the garage on tho
high school grounds, with a large
tent being erected to hold the sale,
and shelter the large number of
There were a large number of
visitors and out-of-town buyers in
Group Call Meet
Of County Hunters
And Fishermen
Hunters and fishermen of Hay
wood county are planning a get
together meeting at the court
house at 8 o'clock on Tuesday eve
ning, October 2, according to Felix
Stovall, temporary chairman of the
local committee.
The purpose of the meeting is
to consider the formation of a club
to join with the hunters' and fish
ermen clubs of other counties to
sponsor more game, fish and other
The local committee has arrang
ed for Ross O. Stevens, executive
secretary of the North Carolina
Wildlife Federation, Inc., to be
present and explain the plans and
purposes of the state-wide organi
zation. Already hunters and fish
ermen have organized in forty
three counties and organizational
plans are well along in thirty-five
additional counties, according to
information received from the
state-wide federation.
All kinds of hunters, fishermen,
farmers and all others interested
in the wildlife resources are urg
ed to attend and take part in this
"If the club is formed in this
county," said Mr. Stovall, "we will
elect a delegate who will help elect
state-wide officers and vote on oth
er state-wide matters. ,
County Service Officer
Will Hold Hours In
Canton 2 Days Weekly
Capt. John Williams, Haywood
county service officer, who has
been appointed to aid the veterans
of the county and their families,
will maintain office hours two days
each week in Canton.
He will be at the office of the
Chamber of Commerce, Canton, on
Tuesday and Friday of each week,
from 9:00 to 5:00 o'clock. On
those days the local office in the
courthouse, which serves this area
of the county, will be closed.
Casualty List
As of Today:
Killed in action 108
Wounded 221
Prisoners 2
Missing in action 25
Liberted 24
Total 380
The meeting will be held at the
Armory, and the hosts will serve
a barbecue at the noon hour.
Several outstanding features
have been arranged for the pro
gram, among them being a discus
sion and demonstration of fire
arms and a talk on "personal de
scriptions" by Special Agent James
W. Coan.
This is one of several confer
ences being held throughout the
two Carolinas during October.

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