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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 A3.C. Paper)
UXYEAR NO. 44 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1945
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
uywood Real Estate Sales Show Big Increase
fl Street Lot
tmbcr Of Farms
Elided In Sales
tie During Week
L., salt's were active this
L many sales of business,
u aml farm properly
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jesl sinfiU' saie was urc
. .i . itiiinritt nf Mr
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, jiugii Jolly on Main street
f F Owns of Canton. The
It laws u ictti "
jod extends back 139 feet,
tas has architects and engi
ow at work on plans for the
of business buildings on
Ifffty Just tne type puna-
be determined wnen me
have finished their sur
saici The property was
Irom the heirs of the late
Man and Mrs. James M.
The purchase price was
jf the best auction sales
the I'lUiuy was conducted
U last Saturday by Bryan
and Joe Tate. All the
was sold at satisfactory
Lis sold his home on Pigeon
io David Underwood, who
sold It to Mr. and Mrs. W.
of Clyde. Mr. Under
bought a service station in
the deal Mr. and Mrs.
(ill make their home here
Merwood also boueht the
tampbell home here, as the
pas plan to move to the
Homer Caglc farm at Clyde.
py bought last summer
lid Mrs. Ed Sims have pur-
homc from the Woosley
i Cenlral Street. Thev
paling the property.
and Robert James have
the former John Boyd Fur-
orc building on DeDot
prom Ed Sims. They will
com mill in the building.
Redmond has boucht the
frguson home on Boundary
ir Kcdinond is a native
'led. and lias been a tpri.
fcwport News for the Dast
N Mrs. Luther Shaw have
H 'he John Vanrfcnhi
I Auburn Road in the Nlne-
fw Dr. Shaw is a tobacco
P connected with the State
15 being pushed on a plan-
1 Builders Snnni,,
'f 0 begin installing ma
o the very near future to
that already in opera-
- according to
r"r. Jr., manager of the
an.- ucing aaaea
J. d the capacity of the
41 De mnro J-..1.1-J
line larger machines will
W to tho mo.r..
r nie numprmu
r1" speed up production.
Si!!001 Boslers club will
1 7 oo , ln?er meeting will
fient V , Dewey Hyatt
nd John Taylor is
Town To Start Soon On
Extending Bach Alley
G. C. PLOTT, who has served
as county game warden for the
past 11 years, has resigned frorr
the post due to ill health.
G. C. Plott
"People are becoming educated
along the lines of conservation and
appreciate generally the govern
ment preservation of our forests
as time goes on," said G. C. Plott,
county game warden, who resigned
the first of the month after serving
in this capacity for the past 11
"While people arc changing in
their attitude toward the conser
vation of our forests and wildlife,
every man who carries a gun and
wears hunting clothes is not a
sportsman and there are still pco
Dle who resent the government
controlled lands. They think it
takes away from their rightful
privileges, he continued.
"On the other hand if the gov
ernment had not taken over the
lands, the average man would
never be able to hunt and fish
today, for there would be no wild
life left except in the dub owned
preserves which only a few would
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Miss Rose Tatum
Funeral services were conducted
in Knoxville on Sunday afternoon,
October 28th, at 2 o'clock at St.
James Episcopal church, for Miss
Rosa L. Tatum, sister of Rev. Rob
ert G. Tatum, rector of Grace
Episcopal church, who died at the
Knoxville General hospital Thurs
day, October 25th. Rev. E. N. Hop
per, rector of the church officiated.
Burial was in the Old Gray ceme
tery. Miss Tatum had made her home
with her brother there at the rec
tory of Grace church and had been
an interested worker in all the ac
tivities of the Waynesville Episco
pal church and had many friends
here. She was on a visit in
Knoxville at the time she suffered
an acute heart attack from which
she did not rally.
Miss Tatum is survived by two
brothers, the Rev. Robert G.
Tatum, rector of Grace church
here and Walter Tatum, of Knoxville.
Ncan Legion To
r All Veterans
Pa iZ tt post the
TV, rJ.T veterans and
e affi Blght at tne
"feet. annual Armis-
t a attendance Is
ffjiiaJ i 81 Program' has
ndVnV- c- Patrick,
nl?. will be master of
The Legion Auxiliary will pre
pare and serve the meal, starting
at 7:00 o'clock.
The Legion is now staging a
nation-wide membership drive, and
officers of the local post are striv
ing to get several hundred mem
bers during the campaign.
The committee working on de
tails of the banquet, and meeting
is composed of W. F. Whitman, Hal
Crawford and Bryan Medford.
Will Run From East
Street To Point In
Front Of LeFaine
Hotel; Town Buys Lot
Actual construction of a 30-foot
alley back of The Mountaineer
block is scheduled to begin within
30 days by town workmen, It was
learned yesterday from G. C. Fer
guson, town manager.
The survey Is being completed
this week, and calls for an exten
sion of the present public alley
from the back of the Garrett Fur
niture Store to a point beyond the
Ferguson BuUding, then running
Into Main street on a 24-foot
The town recenlty bought a 24
foot lot across the street from the
LeFaine Hotel as an entrance to
the back alley.
As soon as the alley is completed,
all loading to business houses on
the left of Main street will be made
from this alley, which will extend
from the entrance in front of the
LeFaine Hotel to East street.
The present survey shows the
alley will be about 125 feet off
Main street all the way through.
Heavy grading machinery will
be put to work on the project, Mr.
Ferguson said, as there are several
deep fills and considerable grading
on the route.
The alley will be back of the
Ferguson building, tb Stringfleld
building, Waynesvillfl Harwarc,
The Mountaineer building And the
At present, traffic to the alley
is being made over a private drive
way between Garrett Furniture
store and the Purol Station.
Bank Moves To
The First National Bank opened
as usual on Monday morning after
moving from their buUding at the
corner of Main and Depot street
over the week-end to the Chamber
of Commerce Building with no
Interruption of business.
The bank will be operated in its
present quarters during a three
months period of remodeling and
modernization of their building.
The plans call for completion of
the reconstruction and installation
of new equipment around the first
Work on the modernization and
changes in the building got under
way yesterday with the contract
given to the Merchants Construc
tion company of Ashevillc.
When the construction company
completes their work the Wade
Manufacturing company of Char
lotte, bank specialists, will install
the new banking equipment, which
will include eight cages for tellers,
with a safe to each cage, in which
the money for each teller will place
his money for that day.
The plans call for the addition
of 410 lock boxes and the present
capacity of the vault will be en
larged not only to accommodate
the additional increase but several
hundred more boxes as they are
There will also be storage space
added for large supplies, as well
as the banking room enlarged to
give better service to the patrons.
Grovcr C. Davis, attorney, has
moved his offices from the bank
building to the Crawford building,
and this week-end the barber shop
will be moved temporarily to the
Boyd Furniture Store, on Main
Power Will Be
Off Sunday P. M.
The Carolina Power & Light
Company announces that elec
tricity will be off In Waynes
ville, Hazelwood, Lake Juna
luska, R. C. A- and Wrroand
ing areas on Sunday, Novem
ber 11th, from 2:00 p. m. to
5:00 p. m.
The interruption of erviee
is being made to do mainten
ance work on lines that could
not be done safely without dis
continuing service. .
Haywood Man Given Party At Center
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LT. AND MRS. WILLIAM HAYDEN JUSTICE, cutting the cake at
the party given in their honor at Sampson Naval Training center,
Geneva, N. Y., following the announcement of the former's retirement
from the Navy after 35 years of service.
Lt. W. H. Justice
Retires After 35
Years In Navy
Lt. William Hayden Justice, U.
S. Navy, native of the Fines Creek
section of the county, who enlisted
in the Navy in 1910, has recently
retired from active service, and
spent several days here in the
county visiting relatives prior to
going to California, where he plans
to make his permanent home.
His record is one of unusual
interest, starting as apprentice
seaman he worked his way up to
a commissioned officer. He was
one of only five men serving in
the American Navy during World
War I to receive the British Dis
tinguished Service medal. This
award was given in recognition of
bis service- on the destroyer Cum
mlngs, when he spotted the first
Orphaned early in life Lt. Jus
tice was reared by Ills uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. George A.
Brown and Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
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Stores To Close
Here Monday For
Business in general will
suspend Monday in observ
ance of Armistice Day, it
was announced by the com
mittee on closing of the
Merchants Association here
No formal program is
planned for the community
Are Honored At
The Haywood county farm agents
were given recognition at the an
nual conference of the farm and
home demonstration agents held
in Raleigh last week.
Howard R. Clapp, farm agent,
was elected to serve as second vice
president of the North Carolina
County Farm Agents Association
of which M. A. Morgan, of Johns
ton county was named president.
Both Miss Margaret Smith, Hay
wood home demonstration agent,
and Mr. Clapp were elected to
membership in the Epsilon Sigma
Phi, national honorary fraternity,
which recognized their ten years
work in the Extension Service.
Miss Smith and Mr. Clapp serv
ed on a number of committees
during the conference, which was
reported to have been the best
meeting ever held during the 31
years of extension service by Di
rector I. O. Schaub, of the exten
Pfc. J. B. Siler
Private First Class J. B. Slier,
who entered the service In Sep
tember, 1943, and was inducted at
Fort Jackson has been honorably
discharged from the service.
Ho was trained at Camp Bland
ing, Fla., after which he was sent
to Fort George Meade, Md., and
overseas, where he served for near
ly 20 months in the 45th Infantry
Division with nine months combat
He is entitled to wear the Euro
pean Theater ribbon with three
battle stars, the Good Conduct
medal and Infantryman Combat
County Groups Begin
Active Campaign To
Sell Victory Bonds
The county - wide committee
meeting here Tuesday night, made
final plans for a successful drive
to meet the $584,000 Victory Loan
quota in the war loan campaign.
New chairmen named included
Aaron Prevost to head the indus
trial group, and Mrs. J. E. Massie
to head the women's division, suc
ceeding Mrs. Bonner Ray, who re
signed because of illness.
J. E. Massie is permanent war
finance chairman, and for the Vic
tory Loan, W. Roy Francis is chair
man and Sam M. Robinson is co
chairman in charge of the Canton
The Waynesville and Canton
areas again divided the county
quota, including the $365,000 E
Those attending the supper meet
ing here Tuesday night and par
ticipating in mapping plans for the
campaign, were Mr. Massie, Mr.
Francis, M. H. Bowles, L. N. Davis,
Aaron Prevost, Howard Clapp, J.
H. Woody arid Mrs. J. E. Massie.
The Canton delegation Was head
ed by Mr. Robinson and included
Edwin Haynes, Wade Hill, A. B.
Robinson, June Reistell, and Roy
Test Farm Jersey Herd
Gets National Awards
Year That Herd
For the second consecutive year,
the Jersey herd at State Test Farm
here has won the national "Con
structive Breeders Award," it was
learned from Dean Colvard, dis
trict director of the farms.
Only one other herd in North
Carolina has won this award.
There are 60 head of cattle in
the herd, and about 30 are milkers.
The cows averaged 412 pounds of
butterfat, or about 500 pounds of
butter. This is about 40 per cent
higher than the average cow, lt
was pointed out.
R. L. York is dairyman at the
farm, and has been with the Stale
Test Farm dairy since it was es
tablished in 1922. Harold Sl.sk, a
Haywood man, Is assistant to Mr.
Three cows in the herd have a
"ton of gold" awards, which means
that they have produced more than
a ton of butterfat In four succes
sive years. One heifer has made a
silver medal record since the herd
was moved here from Swannanoa.
Besides the Jersey herd, a herd
of Guernseys Is being established.
Six heifers from leading herds of
the State, including one from the
Osborne herd at Canton have been
Given High Award
J. M. Long Buys
The following taken from the
Western Carolina Tribune, of Hen
dersonville, will be of Interest here,
as Mr. Long Is a former resident
of Waynesville, and former owner
and operator of the Waynesville
Country Club golf course and hotel.
"The Commercial building at the
corner of Main Street and Fourth
Avenue West has been sold, ac
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On Buying Trips
Several merchant were on var
ious markets this week buying mer
chandise. C. J. Recce, of Massie
Dept. Store and E. S. Slack, of The
Union, attended the rcady-to-wcar
convention In Atlanta this week,
while Charles Ray was at a men's
clothing show in Columbia buying
goods. Hugh Massie attended a
similar sales convention in High
Point last week.
Dr. J. W. McKay Is in Atlanta
buying merchandise for McKay's
Dr. Duckett Elected
District Medical Group
Dr. H. V. Duckett, of Canton,
member of the staff of the Hay
wood County hospital, was elected
first vice president of the 10th
district medical society, at the fall
meeting held recently in Hender
sonville. Dr. Frank Howard Rich
ardson, of Ashevllle and Black
Mountain was elected president.
Dr. Duckett presented a paper
at the meeting on varicose veins.
42 Gas Tank Caps
Did you lose a gas tank cap
There is a possibility that it
is among the 18 that are still
unclaimed at the police de
partment. The morning after
Hallowe'en, the police bad 42
caps on hand.
It is believed that two girls
made the raids on Hallowe'en
and removed every cap that
wasn't locked. They were
thoughtful enough to leave
them in convenient places in
lots of 10's and 15's for the
police to get.
As a rule, there was far less
celebrating on Hallowe'en than
usual, and the police reported
no property damage, or arrests.
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COMDR. JOHN ELLIS (JACK)
EDWARDS, U. S. Navy, son of Mrs.
Tom Edwards and the late Tom
Edwards of Waynesville, who has
been awarded The Legion of Merit,
the second highest award given by
Given The Legion
Of Merit Award
Commander John Ellis Edwards,
U. S. Navy, son of Mrs. Tom Ed
wards and the late Tom Edwards,
of Waynesville, has been awarded
the Legion of Merit, the second
highest award given by the Navy.
Commander Edwards, graduate
of Annapolis, in the class of 1930,
who Is now an instructor in the
post-graduate school at the U. S.
Naval Academy has served in
waters all over the world. He has
recently been awarded the Silver
Star and three other citations.
The citation accompanying the
Award of the Legion of Merit read
in part as follows:
"For exceptionally meritorious
conduct In the performance of out
standing services to the Govern
ment of the United States as com
manding officer of the U.S.S. Brush
during our carrier-bourne strike
against the enemy, Japanese-held
areas of Luzon in the Philippines,
Formosa, French Indo-China and
the China coast during December,
1944, and January, 1945. Exercis
ing sound judgment, superb pro
fessional ability throughout this
period of intensive action against
the Japanese, Commander Edwards
skillfully maneuvered his ship
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Lt. Lucile Plott
Lt. Lucile Plott. U. S. Navy, who
has been stationed at the Naval
hospital at Pensacola, Fla., for
some time has been transferred
to the Naval Dispensary at Atlanta.
At the Florida hospital Lt. Plott
has been serving as assistant chief
In her transfer, Lt. Plott be
comes chief nurse at the Naval
Dispensary- She has been in the
service lor the past six years and
has to her credit 22 months serv
ice in the Pacific theater. She is
a graduate of the Newark City hos
pital, of Newark. N. J.
Lt. Plott is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Plott of this county.
She has a sister who is also serving
in the Nursing Corps of the U. S.
150 Miles Of
Lines Will Be
In 4 Counties
650 New Customers
Will Be Added
To Haywood Electric
Approval of a $186,000 expansion
project for the Haywood Electric
Membership Corporation was sche
duled to have been made late yes
terday In the national REA office
m St. Louis, it was learned yester
day from R. C .Sheffield, manager
of the local organization. Carter
Osborne Is president of the co
operative. Everything is in readiness to be
gin the construction of 150 miles
of new lines In four counties, It
was learned. The contract has been
awarded to Moore & Shull Com
pany, local power line construc--ors.
The contract calls for 120
calendar days to complete the pro
ject. About 650 families will be -.erv-ed
by the new lines, and will bring
ibe total customers to 2, COO for
Jie Haywood cooperative.
The contract calls for 15 miles of
lines in Haywood, to rtach aoout
j0 now customers.
Thirteen miles will be added to
ihe lines in the Hoimny section of
Buncombe county, where 24 miles
are already In operation. About
90 more customer will be added
Jackson county will get 23 miles
in the Caney Fork section, serving
about 100 customers. This will be
the first REA lines In that county.
The major part of the project
will be in Transylvania county,
with the construction of 93 miles
in and near Rosraan, Lake Toxa
way and Glouster. About 400 cus
tomers will be added in thac coun
ty. Headquarters will remain here,
with offices on Main Street .
The cooperative now has 240
miles of lines energized, and With
the expansion will have 390 Jiiilcs
The contractors plan to put
150 men on the Job, and will start
work on several sections. An en
gineering crew have been In the
field staking the routes of the lines
for the past six weeks.
Patrol Stops 76
Cars In 2 Hours
On Friday Night
Patrol Checked Lights
On Cars Here Friday
Night; Coming Back
Soon For Further
In about two hours, the High
way Patrol stopped 76 cars on
Main street here last Friday night
for improper lights.
The service stations on South
Main were kept open to take care
of the offenders before being al
lowed to go on their way. Six
motorists were given tickets to
appear in court, since evidence
showed the lighting system had
been out of order for some time.
The Highway Patrol continued
on west working each night, and
are expected to be back here "be
fore long" it was learned from a
AU cars are required by law to
have these four lights in good
working order the two front head
lights, the left tail light, and the
tag light Cars failing to comply
with this are stopped and ordered
to have them fixed before going on
the highway again.
AWNING CATCHES ON FIRE
A cigarette tossed on the awning
of the Goose Creek Crafts shop on
Main street Tuesday afternoon set
it on fire. The blaze was extin
guished by the fire department be
fore further damage was caused.
Fire Department To
Hold Annual Outing
The Waynesville Fire Depart
ment will hold their annual barbe
cue Friday night at the Armory,
when they will serve the Grand
Champion of the recent Fat Calf
Show, donated by David Under
wood. Along with the extra fine 1,060
pounds of beef, will be a 300 pound
corn-fed hog, and all the trim
mings of a barbecue. Rufus Siler
Is preparing the meaL
The program will get under way
at 6.-00 o"dock. and about 300
special invited guests have been
After the meal, a brief program
will be held, with Mayor J. H. Way
as master of ceremonies.
The final feature of entertain
ment will be a square dance for
the guests, with Sam Queen call
ing, and music by the Soco Can
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