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ryAR NO. 23 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1946
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Hs Polio Drive
THAN W. WOODY has
hied by the state chairman
head the polio fund drive
miary meeting of the Hay-
btist Association Sunday
oups will be held on Tues-
king at 7:00 o'clock at the
lid Baptist church with an
ig program on the prob-
phases of Sunday school
Sam Knleht will be In
It the Scripture lesson fol-
ne opening song by the
tion, after which the Rev.
pbers will offer a prayer.
tverett Murray, pastor
pzelwood church will give
irs and their subjects on
am will include: Harry L.
on "In Every Church in
Prs. Claude Francis will
Every Church with a
Bible School;" Rev. C. H.
"The Pastor's Part In thp
H. Parris will soeak on
berintendent's Part in the
chool Success;" Rev. R. A.
Making This Program
in Every Church:" Mrs
Hon will present the cal-
events; Rev. L. G. Elliott
on the subieet nf "fin
retchen Johnson will an
ieams and plans for the
! meetines. Snpnial
pndered bv the First run.
f r choir, with Miss Mae
ngs Given Eating
pes. Dairies, Markets
ults of recent routine In
f milk plants and dair
markets and raffe on1
fts in the county made by
"SMon, senior sanitarian
'Strict health dpnartmnnt
P announced this week as
milk plants and dairies
Grade "A" were: Pet
ucts Company, Waynes-
4 --o-ouii, ucuwooa, ana
filing milk to Pet Dairy
Company which were
top ratino nt Af
i - & wi n. were:
Pmlett. M w r-ij it
Glenn James, Frank
L. , ' Mccracken, S. J.
na Mrs. W r c...i. -
0adriUceArs selling to Pet and
ade A from the Dellwood
I."- J-.. Ktircrln Y.
Tayl0r F,. v"c
d Crews Moody.
be V, n tne Canton
rt. Wilc. tii . . .
frv, , """ virKpairicK,
Fracken. J. v T
' J. Smathers and Van
the grade of "A" in
re: G n t-i
t . i miner, m. jb.
a Arnold TerreU.
K WaynesvUle area were:
pme Stores, The Food
Irotw per Market. and
ivood Has Quota 01
75 In Polio Drive,
Is Laie This Month
To Be Staged In
By Jonathan Woody
County campaign directors for
North Carolina's 1946 drive against
infantile paralysis have been an
nounced from state headquarters
in Chapel Hill by Dr. Ralph Mc
Donald, who is serving as state
chairman for the fourth successive
Jonathan Woody has been named
chairman of the drive for Haywood
county with Mrs. Charles Ray in
charge of the women's division.
J. E. Reister, vice president of the
Haywood Bank, in Canton, will
serve that area as chairman.
The quota assigned by state
headquarters to Haywood county
as announced by Mr. Woody yester
day is $3,575. Half of the money
is sent to national headquarters
and the other half kept in the
county for work among local vic
tims of the disease.
Haywood county has received far
more of this fund than is usually
raised each year, it was learned
from Mr. Woody. Two Haywood
children are now patients in a
Charlotte hospital. Others in the
county are taken regularly to Ashe
ville for treatment, all receiving
aid from the fund.
Last year the Waynesville Rotary
club operated a coin board and
took the lead in raising the quota
in this area. At their annual lun
cheon tomorrow the Rotarians plan
to observe Polio Day and will have
a man here to explain the Iron
Lung, which was bought .for the
Haywood County hospital with
funds raised last year.
The drive will be held the latter
part of this month and all commit
tees will be announced next week,
according to Mr. Woody.
Strike Slows Up
To New York Area
"The strike of the A.C.A. (CIO)
telegraph workers is confined to
greater New York City," it was
stated yesterday by the manager
of the Western Union Telograph
The local effect of the strike is
that telegrams to and from New
York City are subject to indefinite
delay, Mrs. Wheeler, local manager,
said. "Telegraphic traffic to and
from all other points in the United
States is moving at normal speed.
Cable and radio traffic to Euro
pean and South American points,
normally handled through the New
York gateway, has been interrupt
ed as a result of the New York
Grocery, and Champion Employees
Markets In Hazelwood rating
"A" were Hazelwood Cash Store,
and Bradley's Store.
The market in the Junaluska
Supply Company, Lake Junaluska,
was also given the grade of "A".
Markets In Canton given grade
of "B" included A. and P. Market,
Brown Grocery and Dixie Home
Cafes and restaurants in the
Waynesville area given a grade of
"A" included: Smith Drug Store,
W.W.N.C. Cafe, Burnrette's Cafe,
and Waynesville Club.
The Waynesville Country Club
was given the grade of "A".
Eating places in Canton rated
"A" were Hendrix Drug Store,
Eureka Cafe, Emile's Grill, and
Champion Employees Store.
Cafes and lunch places in
Waynesville given a grade of "B"
were: Charlie's Place, American
Fruit Stand, and B. and O. Lunch.
Those in Canton given a "B"
grade were: Colonial Soda Shop,
C. and C. Grill, Haywood Cafe,
Canton Drug Store and Martin
Given a grade of "B" In Hazel
wood were Scruggs Cafe, Clyde's
Place and Bungalow lunch.
The eating place in Junaluska
Supply Company at Lake Juna
luska was also given a grade of
The Tavern, Waynesville, was
given a grade of "C",
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L. H. BRAMLETT was re-elected
chairman of the board of trustees
of the Haywopd County hospital at
the annual meeting here Tuesday
night. All other officers were also
George A. Brown, Jr., was elect
ed permanent chairman of the five
county district health department
board which will serve the coun
ties of Haywood, Macon, Jackson,
Trynsylvania, and Swain, at a
meeting held op Friday night at
the Jarrett Springs Hotel in Dills
boro, in compliance with the ruling
of legislation passed by the 1945
general assembly for reorganiza
tion of health units.
Mr. Brown, chairman of the Hay
wood county board of commission
ers, had been previously named
temporary chairman by Dr. Carl V.
Reynolds, secretary of the North
Carolina State Board of Health to
preside over the initial meeting of
the board as an ex-officio member.
Dr. C. N. Sisk, who has served
as district health officer since the
work was organized several years
ago as separate units with pro
grams directed under one head,
was named district health officer of
the new setup. The law also pro
vides that the director serve as
secretary of the newly named
Four other ex-officio members
had been appointed in addition to
Mr. Brown by Dr. Reynolds as
follows: W. L. Latham, of Bryson
City, superintendent of Swain
county schools; T. Walter Ash, of
Sylva, chairman of the Jackson
county board of commissioners;
W. E. Baldwin, of Franklin, chair
man of the Macon county board of
commissioners and Verne P. Clem
ent, mayor of Brevard.
In addition to the ex-officio
members the law requires four
other members, including a physi
cian, dentist, registered pharmacist
and one public spirited citizen. Dr.
II. L. Bacon, of Bryson City, was
named as the physician on the
board; Dr. A. P. Cline, of Canton,
was elected as dentist to serve on
the board; Dan Moore of Sylva was
named as the public member.
Due to the fact that neither of
the x-officio members from Tran
sylvania and Macon were present,
the druggist is to be named from
one of the two counties, this mem
ber was not elected, but will be
named at a meeting to be held at a
The term of office of the physi
cian was set at four years; the
druggist at three; the dentist at
two years and the public citizen
Mrs. N. F. Lancaster
And Son, Bobby, Have
Mrs. N. F. Lancaster and son,
Bobby, have arrived from Camp
Gordon, Augusta, Ga., where they
have been with Major Lancaster
since he was assigned there for
duty early in the war. They are
occupying the apartment bn the
second floor of the Garrett build
ing on Montgomery and Miller
Streets. They will be joined some
time during the next few weeks
by Major Lancaster who will main
tain his offices on the lower floor
of the building.
Mrs. M. T. Bridges
Patient in Hospital
The condition of Mrs. Marion T.
Bridges who underwent an opera
tion at the Biltmore Hospital, Bilt
more, last Friday was reported to
be improved last night. , It will be
necessary for her to remain at the
hospital until sometime next week.
L. H. Bramlett
Re-elected At Annual
L. H. Bramlett was re-elected
chairman of the Haywood County
hospital, at the board meeting
Tuesday night at the Nurse's home.
Mark Ferguson was re-elected vice
chairman, and F. M. Byers was re
After disposing of the routine
business matters, the board elected
the hospital staff, which consists
of Dr. R. S. Robinson, Hazelwood;
Dr. Sam L. Stringfield, Dr. Thomas
Stringfield.' Dr. W. L. Kirkpatrick,
Dr. R. H. Stretcher, Dr. J. R. Mc
Cracken, all of Waynesville; Dr.
J. L. Reeves, Dr. V. H. Duekett,
Dr. J. B. Westmoreland, Dr. Roy
H. Moore, Dr. R. II. Owen, Dr.
M. L. Owen, Dr. C. F. Owen, and
Dr. J. Frank Pate, all of Canton.
The board heard the report of
the business manager, M. E. Davis,
that the hospital is averaging 45 to
50 patients daily.
Mrs. Irene Rogers is superin
tendent of the institution.
Mrs. L. Moody
Graveside rites were held at the
Rogers Cove cemetery at 11:00
o'clock Friday morning for. Mrs.
Kate Grasty Crumpler Moody, 30,
of Clyde, who was found dead at
her home about 3 o'clock Wednes
day afternoon by her son, Dwight
Crumpler, 10 when he returned
from school. Rev. R. P. McCracken
Pallbearers wore: Johnny Cald
well, Walter Reagan,.. Frank and
Carl Henry, Jim Roberts and Allen
Investigation showed that Mrs.
Moody apparently had fallen into
the fire and suffered fatal burns.
Surviving are her husband, Les
ter Moody; her son, Dwight Moody,
an 11-months-old baby; her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Milas Grasty;
four brothers, Edgar and Erastus
Grasty, of Durham, Charlie Grasty
of Moody Cove, and Forest Grasty
of the U. S. Navy; one sister, Mrs.
Robby Stanficld, of Roxboro; her
grandmother, Mrs. Jethro Rath
bone, of Hazelwood.
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
Nolie Love Reports
To Fort Bragg For
Nolie Love, negro, reported to
Fort Bragg on Tuesday of this
week for a pre-induetion physical
examination under the selective
service system for duty in the
Winners In Haywood Newspaper
mm, M .ii. in in ' 1 3"-J " 1 m
These are the five winners in the
prise. These young ladies, all in high school, are sho
Left to right are Betty Frances Tuttle, Waynesville h
Raye Smathers, Canton high, winner of second pla
third place, a check for $10; Dorothy Martel, St. Joh
Ann Mormino, fifth place, a check for $5. The winn
is being sponsored by the N. C. Press Association. T
Mountaineer photograph by Wallace Marley.
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GLENN C. PALMER has just
been given two special appoint
ments, of an honorary nature, by
Governor R. Gregg Cherry.
Seventeen divorces were granted
during the two-day session of the
Haywood County Superior Court,
civil term, which convened here
on Monday and adjourned on Tues
day afternoon, with Judge Wilson
Warlick, of Newton, presiding.
In the case of Donald M. Hyatt,
of Wilmington and Waynesville,
versus Grubb Motor Lines, the
plaintiff was allowed to recover
$800 for personal injuries, and all
medical and hospital bills which
wore the result of an accident on
the night of March 5, 1945.
The automobile in which Mr.
Hyatt was riding, ran into a aban
doned truck on the main highway
between Charlotte and Gastonia.
The truck is alleged to have been
left in the way of traffic with no
light to warn motorists. The morn
ing of the accident was reported
to have been so foggy that the
driver could not see the truck until
it was too late to avoid smashing
into the parked vehicle.
The Grubb Motor Lines were
also ordered to pay Grady Noland,
a passenger in the same car on the
night of March 5, who suffered
serious injuries. $2,000 and the
costs of the action.
In the case of Vernon Ferguson,
versus the Grubb Motor Lines, the
deefndant was ordered to pay the
plaintiff $400 for personal injuries
and $400 for damages to the car
which was owned by the latter.
In the case of K. Paimer versus
Beatrice Palmer, the defendant
was ordered to continue payment
of $40 each month for the use and
benefit of his two minor children.
ON BUYING TRIP
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie are
expected to return today from a
buying trip in Charlotte.
essay contest, spo
nsored by The Mountaineer and The Canton Enter
wn here holding their prizes, which totaled $56.25.
igh, winner of first place, a prize of $18.75; Martha
ce, a $15 check; Betty McClure, Waynesville high,
n's high, fourth place Winner, a check for $7.50, and
ing essay has been entered in the state contest, which
he winners will be announced late in January.. A
Glenn C. Palmer
To Serve On State
Also Names Haywood
To Work On State
Two honors of distinction were
accorded Glenn C. Palmer, promi
nent Haywood farmer, dairyman
and business man, this week by
Governor R. Gregg Cherry.
Mr. Palmer was named as a
member of the N. C. Tobacco Ad
visory Council, and will represent
the hurley growers, together with
Harry Love, of Asheville, on the
12-man board. Kerr Scott, commis
sioner of agriculture is chairman
of the board.
The appointment did not come
as a surprise, as Mr. Palmer repre
sented the state on a national
board, and met numerous limes in
Washington and Kentucky working
out many problems in the tobacco
Mr. Palmer is a member of the
Board of Trustees of the University
of North Carolina, and has been
selected by Governor Cherry to
serve on a committee of three, to
serve as a "visiting committee" for
several departments of the State
College unit. Serving with Mr.
Palmer are Thomas J. Pearsall, of
Rocky Mount and Edwin Pate, of
Laurinburg. All three have served
together in the State Legislature.
Mr. Pate is a senator and the other
two are representatives.
Mr. Palmer has served four
terms in the legislature, and was
vice-chairman of the powerful agri
culture committee last term, as
well as being a member of 19 other
committees. He was among the
130 special invited guests of the
state given a place at a banquet
honoring. Secretary of Agriculture
Anderson recently in Raleigh.
Now own Farmers
An announcement was made this
week of the fact that Walter D.
Ketner, and Charles D. "Shorty"
Ketner, are now co-owners of
Farmers Exchange, in East
The firm was established about
ten years ago by Charles D. Ket
ner, and he was active manager un
til he went into military service
three years ago, at which time
his brother,. Walter, became active
Charles D. Ketner returned to
the States in December, and went
back with the firm on January
The owners have expansion plans
in mind, and will buy equipment
and build extra facilities for hand
ling produce and the general line
of the firm.
E. M .STALLINGS, of Selma,
who has assumed his duties as
assistant county farm agent.
E. M. Sialiings
E. M. Stallings, of Seinia, dis
charged veteran, has assumed his
duties as assistant county farm
agent of Haywood county. Mr.
StalliiiKs graduated from State Col
lege in the class of 1940 and prior
to entering the service was with
the Farm Security Administration
for nearly two years, working in
Holding a commission in the
Army Reserve of second lieutenant
he was called to active duty in
March, 1942. and sent to Fort Ben
ning. Ga., for training. He was
later assigned to duty with the
9(ith Division and sent to Camp
Roberts, Calif., and later to Camp
Adair, Ore. From the latter he was
transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.,
and in July, 1944, was sent over
seas. ' He served for 17 months in the
European theater in England,
France, Luxembourg, Belgium and
Gcrmnay. He is entitled to wear
the European Theater ribbon with
four battle stars, the Silver Star,
Bronze Star, Presidential Citation
ribbon, Victory Met': l and the In
fantryman's Combat badge. He was
attached to the MHh Infantry Divi
sion and has been discharged with
the rank of captain in the USRA.
Mr. and Mrs. Stallings and young
daughter are making their home
in the Killian apartment on Boyd
Set For 23rd
A county-wide teachers meeting
has been announced by M. II.
Bowles, acting county superintend
ent of education to be held at the
Waynesville Township high school
on Wednesday afternoon, January
2rd, at 3:30 o'clock.
Prof. W. P. Whitesidcs, principal
of the Bethel high school, will pre
side over the opening general meet
ing which will be followed by
group discussions, with the pri
mary, elementary and high school
teachers having special meetings
for their own problems in relation
to the stale program which is be
ing studied this year.
Hearing On 17th
A hearing will be held in Ra
leigh on the 17th. relative to the
franchise of the proposed bus line
from here to Hot Springs. An ap
plication was filed by W. T. Lee,
Jr., W. R. Francis and J. W. Woody
several months ago with the state
utilities commission. The applica
tion also sought permission to op
erate a bus from here to Brevard.
Freakish Weather Hits
Area; Seems Like Spring
The weatherman must have lost
his calender, or forgotten to look
at it during the past week, as he
gave this section spring weather,
even with April showers and March
winds, and some summer thunder
showers thrown in for good meas
ure. On top of that, the mercury
climbed to 89 on Tuesday.
For the past six days this area
has been visited by rain, with a
total of 3.20 inches falling from
Thursday to Tuesday night, accord
ing to the official records kept at
the State Test Farm here.
Each day's rainfall averaged
about the same in the neighbor
hood of a half inch a day. Creeks
and streams were full, and the low
Dealers Here See
Little Relief In
Clearing Up Soon
No Positive Relief
In Sight, As Yards
Are Bare Of All
Types Of Coal
The fuel situation is more criti
cal in this sectign than at any time
during the war, according to local
coal dealers who were interviewed
by The Mountaineer this week.
They also hold out little hope for
any improvement in conditions dur
ing the next three months.
"The need for fuel is so despa
rate that when we do have any
coal on the yards I feel like we are
running a welfare agency. We are
swamped with people begging us
to sell them even a sack full of
coal. Recently we had two car
loads of coal that we sold in 200
pound lots in sacks, so that we
could let as many people as pos
sible share in the shipment," said
"You see it is a matter of pro
duction, as only 50 per cent of the
coal has been mined. What we
should be having sent to us is
still under the ground on account
of the strikes. Then we must re
member that last year we had only
90 per cent cf the solid fuels we
had the year before. This year we
have only 80 per cent of the 90
per cent of last year, and we are
not getting that," commented
"The serious thing about the
situation is that during the month
of December it was so cold that
many persons used up their supply
which should have lasted for weeks
longer. They could not help it,
for they had to keep warm," said
another handler of fuel.
"We know that people have and
will suffer but we are powerless to
help them. For one thing, most
people do not realize how many
more users of fuel we have right
here in our own community. Men
in service who have married since
they entered the armed forces are
(Continued on page 2)
The stockholders of the First
National Bank met here on Tues
day for their 43rd annual meeting,
with J. R. Boyd, chairman of the
board of directors and former pres
The following board of directors
was re-eelctcd: J. R. Boyd, L. N.
Davis, J. E. Massie, G. C. Palmer,
J. W. Ray J. H. Way, Jr., Jonathan
Woody and Aaron Prevost.
A satisfactory report was pre
sented of the year's earnings end
the current financial condition of
the bank by Mr. Woody, president.
A motion expressing appreciation
of the stockholders to the officials
and employees of the bank for their
service during the past year was
passed by the group. Only four
of the stockholders were absent
from the meeting.
The plans under way for remod
eling the bank building were dis
cussed and it was announced by
the president, that if all material
was available the reconstruction of
the building and the installation of
fixtures would be completed during
the next three months.
Following the meeting of the
stockholders the board of directors
held their annual meeting, at
which time the following officers
were re-elected to serve the bank
during the coming year: President,
Jonthan Woody, vice president,
J. H. Way, Jr., cashier, J. T.
Noland; assistant cashier, Joe S.
Joe Jack Atkins, who has been
with the bank at different periods
for a total of four years, was elect
ed assistant cashier.
places standing in water.
Numerous basements about town
were flooded, and the city reported
the demands for their large hand
pump were increasing hourly.
Sunday night, and again Monday
night, the rains were accompanied
by thunder and lightning. Hard
winds blew Sunday night, and also
The official weather report for
the past six days as recorded at the
Test Farm is as follows:
Date High Low Rainfall
3 44 39 .38
4 57 28 .50.'
5 57 35 .53
6. 62 50 .59
7 66 52 .57, J
8.. 64 89 .61 '
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