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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 29 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1946
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
I IAM MEDFORD
Lirncy and civic leader,
irmal announcement yes
L nomination for State
liiu 32nd Senatorial ais-
1941 when war clouds
ns low over the nation,
cl tossed his hat into
t a randiaaie lor 1111s
Bmt after the Japs struck
i.irhnr he withdrew his
icier that he could volun-
iips in the Navy. He
jp Navy as a Lieutenant
liter serving in theaters
world, was promoted
utenant. He returned
practice here late in
.. he had left off three
e. He established his
the first time that Mr.
is made a campaign for
lie has been active in the
lie Democratic party for
ts. He served as secre-
t North Carolina Young
organization, and was
of the Haywood unit of
levotcd much time to the
s of the county, and was
of the Library Board
institution was made a
tary. He has served in
tpaeitics with the Red
is a past president, and
icretary of the Rotary
has held manv positions
Boy Scout organization
and civic affairs do not
lis spare time, as he is
fie work of the First Bao-
weeks aeo he formed a
P with W. H. Millar and
id a general practice of
Mrs. Medford have one
W's Time To
Lie general Democratic
neiween the five coun
32nd Senatorial riistrint
- . 1 j umci
Ji Henderson county Ui
- ""c 01 me two senators
aisinct. The other coun
cil, Transylvania, and
turns in nominatine the
194r session, Henderson
"oages, a prominent
nd Carrol P. Rogers, in-
- uik, was the second
"is time the scnatnrs f
f' will come from Hay-
Haywood mac nM,..i
Bailey. Canlnn f-
tentative of the county,
17 "- mv.ee of Sylva,
f d Jackson.
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f "tic nave
Wing that Mr. Medford
! "namate, and unani
are that he will not
PPosition-first, the Can
ad the last senator from
: ir. Medford's rec
he party, experience in
ns, together vuitv, ut
fm make a hard combi-
' lu lssue along with
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Fin The Mountaineer
"Kiuick results. Jona-
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'sement in Tho Ma,.
lr and shortly after-
r iarm was sold.
LAiE 55 acres of the
'"owe'l farm on Jon
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r-e. Jonathan Woody,
Heads Red Cross
MAJOR H. L. BAUGHMAN will
head the Red Cross Roll Call Drive
here in this end of the county. The
quota is $2,750. (Photo by Wallace
Geo. H. Palmer
Funeral services were conducted
at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at Eliz
abeth Chapel Methodist church,
Ratcliff Cove, for George H. Pal
mer, 80, prominent farmer and
stock-raiser of Haywood county,
who died at his home a 7:30 p. m.
Thursday. Rev. C. H. Ross, pastor,
assisted by Hev.-T. A. Groce, of
Asheville, officiated. Burial was in
the Ratcliff Cove cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were the
following, nephews: Dr. N. M. Med
ford, Jonathan H. Woody, Vaughn
Palmer, James Palmer, Charlie
Caldwell, Kimsey Palmer and
Honorary pallbearers were: Hugh
Ratcliff, Glenn Hipps, Woody Jones,
Theodore Raby, Ratcliff Medford,
and Joe Turner.
Mr. Palmer was a native of the
Cataloochee area and the son of
Lafayette and Jane Caldwell Pal
mer. His family was among the
early pioneer settlers in Haywood
county and he has a wide family
connection in the county both
through his maternal and paternal
Mr. Palmer is survived by four
daughters, Mrs. S. C. Caldwell, of
Buffalo, S. C, Mrs. C. M. Mc
Cracken, of Waynesville, Mrs. Pink
Compton, of Hazelwood, Mrs. Car
ter Camp, of Waynesville; two sons,
David R. Palmer, of Raleigh, and
Elmer J. Palmer, of Waynesville;
five brothers, Will Palmer, John
Palmer and Jarvis Palmer, all of
Waynesville; three sisters, Mrs.
Laura Jarrett, of Lake, Fla., Mrs.
William E. Justice, of Monroesville,
N. J., and Miss Maria Palmer, of
Waynesville; and fifteen grand
children. The Garrett Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.
W. B. Ferguson
To Enroll In
University At 68
Lt. Comdr. William B. Ferguson,
retired from the Navy, of Brook
lyn, formerly of Waynesville, who
was a member of the class of 1807
of the University of North Caro
lina, who will be 68 in April, has
announced that he will enroll as a
student in the University next
Comdr. Ferguson is the son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Burta Fergu
son, of Vaynesville, and a brother
of Brig. Gen. Harley Ferguson, re
tired from U. S. Army and Homer
Ferguson, president of the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
Comdr. Ferguson will be break
ing the record set by the late Judge
Robert W. Winston, who made the
front pages when he re-entered the
University at the age of 63.
Dr. Archibald Henderson, for
mer college mate of Comdr. Fer
guson will instruct him in mathe
Comdr. Ferguson, who graduated
from the Naval Academy at Annap
olis in 1899. is at work now on a
book on mathematics. He served
in the navy until 1915; was in ship
building work for nine years, and
later returned to the navy.
Completed For Red Cross
Has Quota Of
$2,750 This Year
Major Harry L.
Baughman, Roll Call
Chairman, Sets Up
Plans arc being perfected this
week fur the annual Red Cross
fund campaign, according to an an
nouncement made by Rev. Malcolm
R. Williamson, chairman of Hay
wood chapter, which serves the
Waynesville area of the county.
Major Harry L. Baughman will
serve as chairman of the drive and
plans to begin the campaign on
March 1st, to coincide with the date
of the National Campaign which is
scheduled to open at that itme.
"I am happy to have a part in
this campaign for I have seen the
Red Cross in action in one of -the
great theaters of war and I know
they have done and are still doing
a swell job for the men in serv
ice," said Major Baughman in
speaking of the drive, and his ac
ceptance of the chairmanship.
Major Baughman served with the
6th army in the Southwest Pacific
theater during the war and was
attached to the Engineering Corps.
Returning from the army after two
years service he built a home here
and located in Waynesville because
he liked the climate and the people.
He is now engaged in following
his profession as an architect and
engineer. During his short resi
dence here he has identified him
self with the religious and civic life
of the community.
The quota for the local chapter
is much lower than that of last
year. For the current year it has
been set by National Headquarters
at $2,750, while last year the goal
was $7,200. The decrease in quota
is due in part to the fact that the
national goal is only half that of
last year, it was pointed out by
Mr. Williamson, and also to an
oversubscription of the goal of last
year by $1,400.
"Let us remember that had it
not been for the unusually large
amount raised last year our quota
would be considerably more this
year. The public has always re
sponded generously to a Red Cross
appeal here. We trust all who are
asked will assist with the campaign
and that the public will contribute
generously so that we may have a
speedy and successful campaign,"
said Mr. Williamson.
Major Baughman has named the
following chairmen to serve on the
designated committees who will
lead out on the drive: Rural Com
mittee, Miss Mary Margaret Smith;
residential, Mrs. Whitener Prevost;
special gifts, Joe Rose; schools,
M. H. Bowles.
Business district, Grayden Fer
guson; window displays, Mrs. Jona
than Woody; listing and rating
committee, Jonathan Woody.
Joe Davis is serving as treasurer
of the drive.
SnU MomVirqlim Drive
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Scouts Will Get Underway
Thp annual campaign for adult
memberships to the Boy Scouts will
begin this morning, with definite
plans for raising the quota of
$1,250 by Saturday morning, it was
announced yesterday by M. H.
Bowles, chairman of this area.
The Rotary Club is sponsoring
the drive, and members of the Club
have been assigned territories to
work between now and the dead
The Daniel Boone Council, cover
ing 14 counties, has a quota of
$22,162.60. A third assistant ex
ecutive is needed in the council
to give better field service, and
part of the fund will be used for
buying equipment at the Boy Scout
camp, located on Pigeon River in
this county. Already many thou
sands of dollars have been spent
on the camp, .and approximately
1,200 boys attend the camp each
summer. The camp has 700 acres
in addition to a large deep lake.
In this end of the county, there
are troops at Crabtree, sponsored
by the P.-T.A., the Hazelwood troop
is sponsored by the Boosters Club,
the Waynesville troop by the Ro
tary Club, the Cub Pack by the
Methodist Church, and the Lake
Junaluska troop by Long's Chapel.
In the Canton area, Carlton Pey
ton will head the drive, assisted by
E. J. HYYATT has sold Hyatt &
Company, a firm which he has been
a partner managed for the past 33
years. On January first of this
year, Mr. Hyatt bought the interest
of the Shelton Estate in the firm,
and was sole owner until he sold
on February 13th. (Photo by Wal
E. J. Hyatt Was
Here 33 Years
Will Devote Interest
To His Real Estate
The sale of Hyatt and Company
last week meant the first time in
44 years that E. J. Hyatt, owner
of the firm, had not been actively
engaged in business. For 33 years
of the 44, he was manager in
charge of the firm which he and
his brother established in 1912.
Mr. Hyatt's plans for the present
are "to take life easy," and devote
his time to his real estate inter
ests. During his business career, Mr.
Hyatt devoted much time and en
ergy to civic and religious affairs
of the county, and only once held
a political office, when he served
as a member of the Hazelwood
board of aldermen.
Mr. Hyatt graduated from the
Waynesville high school in 1902.
Graduating in the same class was
Miss Pearl Shelton who later be
came Mrs. Hyatt. The educational
field held a fascination for Mr.
Hyatt and he taught school in
Haywood for two terms, and
worked in the commissary of the
Junaluska Leather Company for
his first experience in business.
He liked merchandising, and
went to Bryson City and assisted
the late D. K. Collins in the opera
tion of his general store.
Heeding the advice of Horace
(Continued on Page Six)
J. A. Barron, C. C. Nicholls, C. A
Rhodarmer, L. E. Gates, W. P. Law
rence, and Charles Hawkins. Hugh
Terrell is in charge of the drive
M. H. BOWLES is chairman of
the Boy Scout drive in this end of
the county.: The quota is $1,250,
and will be sought this week-end
Many Changes Over
A new ordinance regulating the
keeping and slaughtering of hogs
in Hazelwood will become effective
May first, according to a certified
copy of the ordinance being pub
lished in full today.
The new regulation is being put
into force as a health measure, of
ficials said, and rigid enforcement
will be made of every phase of the
Among the changes are: that no
pen can be nearer than 50 feet to
a residence or a street; all pens
must be built with floors, and ac
cording to specifications, and only
after receiving a building permit.
Pen will have to be cleaned at
least once a week, and oftener if
The new ordinanec also sets out
terms under which hogs can be
slaughtered within the town limits.
The penalty for violation is 30
days in prison or $50 fine or both.
During The Week
Haywood had mixture of
rood, bad, wet, mild and sprlnr
weather during the week past.
Blustery winds and rains on
Tuesday in the vallles, while
the higher mountains were
covered with snow in the early
The temperature ranged
from a high of 61 to a low of
The official readings, as re
corded by the State Test Farm
Date Max Min. Pet.
13 59 36
14 60 30 .46
15 39 20
16 52 18
17 57 23
18 61 23
19 ... 51 37 .45
CINCINNATI EDUCATOR VISITS
Miss Mary Louise Tully, of the
Grail School for Women, Cincin
nati, O., was a visitor at St. John's
School recently. Miss Tully spoke
in the several classrooms on the
purpose of the Grail School, the
promotion of Christian living
among young women.
at Bethel, and Will Noland at
Plans for increased facilities in
Scout work is being necessitated
by the fact that in the district,
3,400 boys become 12 years of age
each year and are eligible for Scout
Among the Haywood men on. the
Daniel Boone Council, include W.
J. Damtoft, B. E. Colkitt, Hallet
Ward, M. H. Bowles, W. P. Law
rence, A. M. Fairbrother, Jonathan
Woody, W. P. Whitesides, Dr. V. H.
Duckett, George Bischoff and J. E.
Proof that an adult membership
in the Boy Scouts is a good in
vestment is given by the fact that
it costs $600.00 a year to maintain
just one delinquent boy in a public
institution. For just twice that
amount the Boy Scout program
can be continued among the thou
sands of boys in the Canton area,
aiding them to become fine ctiizens
capable of carrying the responsi
bilities of the tfuuer.
BUYING IN ST. LOUIS
Among those in St. Louis this
week buying merchandise are
Charles E. Ray and Bobby Plott
of C. E. Ray's Sons, and W. Hugh
Massie, of The Toggery. .
Buy Firm Of Hyatt & Company
L. H. BttAMLETT
These four men last week bought and assumed charge of the firm of
Hyatt & Company, and changed the name to Richland Supply Company.
Mr. Felmet will be active manager in charge, assisted by Mr. Jones.
Hyatt & Company Sold .
To 4 Waynesville Men;
Change Name Of Firm
To Close On
Friday, February 22nd, the
birthday of George Washing
ton, being a national holiday
will be observed hy the follow
ing agencies which will be
closed for business for the en
First National Bank, Waynes
ville Post Office, and the U. S.
Rev. Hannah J. Powell
Pastor Of Inman's
Chapel To Leave
Rev. Hannah J. Powell, who has
served as pastor of Inman's Chapel
for a number of years, will leave
the county on March 8th. In view
of her preparations to leave she
will be very busy and will not have
time to call on her friends in the
county, but is anxious that they
visit her at "The Friendly House. "
Rev. Powell will go to Waterville,
Maine, from here where she will
reside in the future.
Milk Bottle Shortage
Still Remains Critical
Hundreds of milk bottles were
brought out from hiding during the
past week, when an announcement
was made by Pet Dairy Products
Company that the shortage of bot
tles had reached a point of "being
That was the bright side of the
Just as it looked like the extra
bottles would be sufficient to re
lieve the situation, word came from
the manufacturers of bottles, that
it would be about six months be
fore the present stock here could
Large Stock Of
Be Carried By Firm
At Same Location
A formal announcement is being
made this week of the sale of
Hyatt and Company to Richland
Supply Company, a new firm just
incorporated here, listing as own
ers, Dave Kelmel, Jack Messer,
L. 11. Bianili'U and Furman Jones.
The sale was mace when E. J.
Hyatt, owner of Hyatt and Com
pany decided to retire from active
mercantile business. The new own
ers assumed charge of the business
as of February 14th. No changes
in personnel are expected to be
made, according to Dave Felmet,
active manager in charge of the
The sale included all stocks of
Hyatt and Company, and a lease
of the buildings and real estate
used in the operation of the com
pany. Mr. Felmet is a native of Hay
wood, a graduate of the Waynes
ville high school, and attended
Davidson college and the Univer
sity of North Carolina. For eight
years he was manager of General
Building Products Company, of
Asheville, and held that position
when ho entered the navy in April
1943. He served as a lieutenant
(Continued on Page Six)
R. B. Davcnporl, district mana
ger, said the routemen were only
leaving milk at stores in the same
quantity as the empty bottles
picked up at the place.
One housewife turned in 163
bottles, another 72, and another
42. One grocery store sent clerks
out to round-up bottles from their
customers and brought in almost
"The situation remains critical,
and the only thing we can do is
again urge everyone to return the
bottles immediately," Mr. Daven
To Buy 34 Acres
Camp Will Bring In
More Than 2,000
Season, Many Adults
Establishment of a modern 4-H
club camp adjoining the State Test
Farm here became a reality yes
terday, when sufficient funds were
raised in Haywood to purchase the
34 acres of land between the city
limits and the Test Farm. The
camp will care for 200 campers
besides the staff, and will operate
10 to 12 weeks each summer.
The titles have been cleared, the
transaction completed in every de
tail, it was announced by the fi
nance comnfittee composed of Jon
athan Woody, Howard Clapp, J. E.
Massie and Glenn Palmer.
Actual construction will proba
bly get under way this fall and
the completed camp will represent
an expenditure of about $40,000.
Today a group of county agents
and home agents of Western North
Carolina will make a tour of ihe
site and get first-hand information
of the plans.
The building program calls for
18 cabins that will house 10 o 12
people each. The plan is to have
the 4-H groups in each of the 18
counties provide one cabin.
Ah assembly hall, seating more
than 300 people will be built. The
hall will also serve as a recrea
tional center. One dining room
and kitchen unit will be built in
addition to a swimming pool and
(Continued on Page Seven)
The period" for listing taxes in
Haywood county expired yesterday.
according to George A. Brown, Jr.,
county manager, and Earl Fergu
son, tax collector.
The month of January had been
set aside for listing of taxes, but
due to the inclement weather an
extension of time was made for
the period by the county board of
commissioners, through tne 20th
of this month.
January started off with heavy
listings, which fell off during the
snows and rains, and made the ex
tension of time necessary.
The property owners have taken
advantage of the extension and
those who had failed to list in
January have done so this month,
according to Mr. Ferguson, who
stated that there were only a few
cases where they had failed to list.
DAR To Hold
At High School
The 38th annual declamation
contest sponsored by the Dorcas
Bell Love Chapter for boys of the
Waynesville Township high school
will be held on Friday morning,
at 9:30 o'clock in the high school
Mrs. W. F. Swift, regent, will i
preside and Mrs. S. H. Bushnell, j
chairman of patriotic education, '
will be in charge of the contest,
after Mrs. Swift' opens the pro
gram. Ten boys are competing this year
for the medal which is annually
given to the winner.
The public is cordially invited to
attend and all members of the i
chapter and parents of the contest- !
ants are urged to be present.
Notice Of Change
Of Deadline . . .
The Mountaineer has estab
lished new deadlines for
both news and advertising,
in order to meet mail sched
ules to a better advantage
of many subscribers.
The deadlines now in effect
Advertising 10:30 A. M. ;?
News 12:30 Wednesday.
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