220-230 S First S
,hf canton Armory.
Llh ,ii meet to
K'"1. ...eh their
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r ..nular nun-ling
HI " ..i.i.ii.iiihI
j .rw.H bringing
. ..,,ii.latr for
. ....r,l r.f (ommib-
fbe Bryson lor tax
u , In ,t-!l"t tWO
iv hope 10 .
week .IK" 'hr
s . ,....,hil for
Sloan for "
Modford for redder
William .wi-ii""" -.,,,.,.
nl the group
,., ,, a strong dc-
Lroui. to s,,,n'
F c nte nf
ritifii k" -i
,ffii-es on tl' '"'k''1
., M indicate tliat
L,l,ahiht tli:'t 'I";
lf0 ntlMUC " Km
fft cither caimuidccs.
K Scnt.'llr, has fnr-
Ifd that he is a c anrii-
Si'iitflli' lias seivcci
thr legislature and
inouncomont and cit-
QalpiKh last Saturday
learn oi cicccions ,
and for Haywoon
for Bryson, Canton.
fcrd, Waynesville, vwn
lor several years, and
n of Fit. 2, Waynes-
Iscntativc of the Re-
tv. Mr. Gudger Mas
airman for several
Crawford has been
b Sinfilcton succeeds
lie, of Clyde.
It to the candidates
the veterans Major
flier stooKraiscr wnen
military service, and
33 years of his life.
fboth World Wars one
just prior to the last
Jot the local unit of
In is from Iron Duff.
fended three years in
lor many months was
was wounded in bat-
attached to an cngi-
ttore entering service
lookkeeper with the
destined to be a big
resident Truman is
make his first polili
Ince he assumed the
jhe speech will be de-
kson Day dinners on
lit. and the speech is
is will he carried by
works at 10 p. in
the central dinner in
It will be beard at
It more than 500 :;im-
hroughout the cotin-
prs lhat night will
lle, Soliritoi- General
Portland. Me.; Treas-
Vinson at Little
Leader Barklev at
t April 20 for nrorinrt
Jnd April 27 for coun-
and May 2nd for
1. Haywood chairtnan
"lean executive mm-
ling all precinct lead-
feir meetings at once.
pates to the county
wj'de on March 30th
Ion will mppt at the
7:30. Anions thr
moss will be election
I ticket. Harlev v
Mary of the organ-
f'ina Democrats will
pon Day dinner on
ominR m Raleigh,
t0 GnvTrnr!. T I .
, ...ui JIUUUll
he"rd that. lim.
1aJWin this winter
lsual wet wpatv,.
,ads into seas of
member, we are
: Vi. j ...
t' ot the "good
he editorial page,
le ene on a Hay.
;wayin the era of
Jays" and then
Area Goes Over Top In
Raising Red Gross Quota
R. E. SENTELLE, Waynesville
,.i. has fiirm;illv anniililiced
that he is a candidate for the nomi
nation tor the legislature in me
(See Political Fronts)
Be Given Here
In Afternoon, and
Evening Concert At 8
Plans are being completed for
the forthcoming appearance of the
North Carolina Symphony Orches
tra, which will give a concert at
the high school in Waynesville on
March 28 at 8 p. m., it was an
nounced today by Mrs. Hugh A.
Love, chairman of the local cam
Th State Orchestra started on
tour March 11th and plays for ten
weeks in almost every corner of
the state. More than 50 towns and
cities will have their own concerts,
some by the Little Symphony, sonic
with the full orchestra, and all will
have free children's concerts.
The children's concert here will
be given at 2 o'clock in the after
noon. Instruction material has
been sent to the local schools, and
the children arc being taught some
thing about the music they are to
hear. They will also have com
plete demonstrations of the var
ious instruments of the orchestra,
and will hear explanations of the
meaning behind the music. All
this is part of the educational pro
gram of the Slate Orchestra.
Admittance to the evening eon
cert here is free to those persons
who arc members of the state
Symphony Society. Holders of
General Membership cards may
attend the local concert free.
Tickets for the concert are on
sale at The Book Store for $1.20
each, including taxes.
Lt. W. Ray Returns
Now On Leave
Lt. Wiliam Ray who entered the
service in November, 1041, is on
terminal leave until sometime in
May. He arrived last week and
plans after his discharge becomes
effective to resume his position
with his brothers in the firm of
C. E. Ray's Sons.
Lt. Ray was first attached to an
aircraft unit of the coast artillery
and was later transferred to a
medical battalion wilh an armored
division. He served overseas for
He is entitled to wear the Euro
pean theater ribbon with three
battle stars. Victory modal and the
Prc-Pearl Harbor ribbon.
wfesii; - i
Chamber Of Commerce
Election Closes 26th
Ballots for the annual Chamber
of Commerce election have been
mailed to members, and are due to
be mailed back to the office of the
organization before four o'clock
Tuesday, March 26th.
The announcement was made
that four members of the 1945
board automatically remain direc
tors. They include: Dr. R. S. Rob
erson, president for this year, How
ard Claprn representing agricul
ture, Ed Sims, representing auto
motive service, and W. H. Prcvost,
The balolt includes the follow
ing names, as selected by a secret
Representing agriculture and
livestock (vote for 1) Richard Bar
ber, George A. Brown, Jr., Hallett
Ward, C. D. Ketner, and M. O.I
Published In The County Seat Of
Quota Of $2,750
By This End
Of The County
1 1 1 if Haywood Chapter of the
Aiiii'iuan lied Cross has gone over
I he lop of its inita of $2,750 in
the annual drive for membership,
according In Major Hauglinian. who
has served as chairman of the 1946
The chapter covering this area
is the third one in the Western
North Carolina group of 2U coun
ties lo complete their quota, ac
cording lo W. 1). Debril, lield rep
resentative of I he Southeastern
Division, who reported the status
of the local chapter yesterday aft
ernoon to liov. M. R. Williamson,
chairman of the chapter.
The quota was set by national
headquarters at $2,7fi0, and while
all the figures have not been tabu
lated, the amount now stands
something over $3,000.
"I wish to congratulate the chair
man and workers in the chapter,
especially Cravden Ferguson, of
the business group, who exceeded
his quota more than Hit) per cent.
1 wish also to commend the citi
zens of the community, covered by
the Haywood Chapter who have
given so liberally to the worthy
cause," said Major Baughman yes
terday in making his report.
The drive is not yet complete,
ajthough the quota has been
reached, it was pointed out by
Major Baughman, who stated that
a number of persons who had not
been contacted, had expressed a
desire to contribute. Those who
have not handed in their donations
are asked to send it in to the
chapter, mailing checks to the
(Continued or. page six)
Thos. L. Blalock
Claimed By Death
Last rites were conducted at 2:30
Saturday afternoon at the Hazel
wood Baptist church for Thomas
Lee Blalock, 54, native of Yancey
county, who died at 8:10 a. in.
Thursday at his home in Hazel
wood, after an illness of several
weeks. Re. Mtfrray, pastor of
the church assisted by Rev. J. M.
Woodard officiated. Burial was in
Green Hill cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Ralph Dunn,
Rom Sparks, Billy Blalock, Clar
ence Sparks, Joe Blalock, and Wil
Mr. Blalock, well-known business
man, came to Haywood county 31
years ago and had been prominent
ly identified with the development
of mica mining in this section. He
also had other interests in this
Surviving are the widow, the
former Miss Oma McClure; one
son, Thomas E. Blalock. of Hazel
wood; one daughter, Mrs. Mary
Alice Jones, of Ila.elwood; three
brothers, John, of Hazelwood, Ben.
of Micaville. and Bill Blalock, of
Waynesville Route 1; five sisters.
Mrs. Nettie Sparks, of Marion. Mrs.
Martha Gouge, of Crlo, Mrs. Galen
Sparks, of Spruce Pine. Mrs.
Frank Compton. of Hazelwood. Mrs.
Hail Allen, of Waynesville, Roule
1, and Mrs. Alice W. Blalock, also
of Waynesville, Route 1.
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
New Neon Sign
Put On Main St.
A large, modernistic neon sign
has been erected on Main street
by Curtis Drug store. It is one of
the largest signs in town, and dis
plays several colors of neon light.
The sign weighs over 650 pounds.
Representing automotive services
fvote for 1) Henry Davis, Spaldon
Underwood, Dan Watkins, W. T.
Lee. Jr., Frank Underwood, Frank
Jones and Dill Howell.
Representing boarding houses,
hotels (vote for two) Henry Mac
Fayden, Richard Queen, Paul
Hvatt. Frank S. Love, Mrs. T. Le
noir Gwyn, Dr. N. M. Mcdford,
and Mrs. Sam Jones.
Representing industry (vote for
two) R. B. Davenport, H. L. Liner,
Jr David Underwood, Heinz Roll
man, James G. McKinley, Rufus
Gaddis, and Ben J. Colkitt.
Representing merchants (vote
for three) Chas. E. Ray, Richard
Bradley, Hugh Massie, C. J. Reece,
Bill Cobb, Herbert Braren, Ralph
Summerrow and R. L. Sutton.
Haywood County At The
L. N DAVIS, president of the
local soil ball league, announced
yesterday that this community
would have an active Softball
league again this season, after sus
pending for two years due to war
Drain Being Put
In By Hazelwood
1,100-Foot Drain Will
Cost Town About
$2,000; Will Take Care
Of Surface Water
F.xcuvations are almost complete
lor the 1.100-foot trench for Hie
18-inch tile drain on Brown Ave
nue. The Town of Hazelwood is
doing the work and Mayor Clyde
Fisher estimates the cost will be
The drain will extend from a
point above Carolina Avenue to
Georgia Avenue, and into Farmer
Branch just below Georgia Ave
nue. The surface water coming
down Brown Avenue from Main
Street has caused considerable
damage alter heavy rains.
A power shovel is being used to
open the ditch, and large quanti
ties of solid rock have been en
countered all along the roule. Con
siderable blasting will have lo be
done near the lla.elwood Lumber
Company mill, it was explained.
Excavations have started on a
10-unit tourist court just off Wal
nut street and on Vance street by
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Patrick. The
new center will be completed in
time for the summer season, they
said, as all materials arc on hand
for the const ruction.
The units arc of the latest de
sign, similar to those that have
proven popular in other resort cen
ters. The units have garages.
Mr. and Mrs. I'atrick will move
from their home on Love Lane to
their Walnut street home in orde
to operate the court this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kanos of Kay-
ettcville. spent a few days here last
week with the former's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. John Blalock.
Sprinc is officially opened today.
The Weather Man and Mother Nature may not have agreed
on the time and may not he in harmony, but nevertheless Hie
calendar desisnates today as the first day of one of four seasons
of the year.
Sometimes the Weather Man seems to have a R'rudire acainst
Mother Nature and holds her back and makes her wear her drab
winter clothes past the season. Then asain she defies him and
romes out too early and sets a setback in the end. For the
Weather Man is just as likely to spread a mantle of snow over
her tender green finery as he is to send sunshine to filter through
the first signs of Spring.
It's Spring time onee again. It is time to start on that January
February fireside dream garden At least to do the ground work.
It's time to take stock of the growing things about you. It's
time to plant that pink dogwood you have been planning to add
to your collection of shrubbery. It's time to get that trimming
It's time to see about those rusty screens that have had to be
patched during the war.
It's time to think of mothballs and putting away those heaviest
clothes, though you may need them a month longer, despite it is
It's time to hunt up your garden tools and see what you need,
for your equipment is bound to be at low ebb after the diminish
ing supplies of the past four years.
It's time to stop worrying over that fuel shortage for your
needs will be less as the days become warmer.
It's time to plant, to paint, and clean up.
It's time above all to take a new lease on life. It's time to cast
off the gloom of winter In your soul and take a lesson from nature
and let all the sunshine and warmth into your heart.
It's Spring time once again with the joys of another growing
season ahead of us that makes us know that life is good.
Eastern Entrance Of The
WAYNESVILLK, N. C, THURSDAY,
Return Of Many
Star Players Assures
An Active League
For This Season
The community is assured e! an
active softball league this .summer,
it was learned yesterday from L.
N Davis, president of the league
which operated successfully here
for several years, before suspend
ing play in 1944.
Definite plans are to have lead
ers of several groups meet some
time Ibis week and work out linal
details for the season. A number
of industrial plants and oilier
groups have expressed a desire to
enter teams in I lie league.
The games proved popular for
several season-, with hundreds of
fans attending every game, which
were held at night in the high
Mr. Davis said that with Hie re
turn of so many plaveis who wele
former stars in the hague, lhat
there is every prospect lor the
league being even better than ever
Time has hung heavy on Un
hands of the Haywood County
Board of Kqualizat ion and Re
view, composed of the county
hoard of commissioners and
the tax collector, which has
been in session since Monday
morning and will continue
Less than a dozen properly
owners during the three days
have been in to ask that their
property be revalued, accord
ing to George A. Brown, Jr.,
county eirman of I he board.
TtltS' week set aside in com
pliance with the laws of the
slate, is the only time the coun
ty commissioners have the au
thority to change the valua
tion of real estate.
On Monday the citizens from
Ivy Hill, Jonathan Creek,
While Oak and Calaloochee
townships were privileged lo
bring in their complaints.
Property owners Irom Fines
Creek. Crabtree and Iron DulT
were heard on Tuesday, with
Fast Fork, Pigeon and Cecil
Today property owners from
Waynesville township area will
be heard. Tomorrow Beaver
dam and Clyde complaints, if
there are any. will be laken up.
"People in I lie counly rea
lize that instead of real estate
values going down since last
revaluation of property they
have gone up," said Mr. Brown
in discussing I he small num
ber of complaints being
brought before the board.
Mr. aim ivirs. rreoericK vaugiin.
I of Waynesville, announce the birth
I of a daughter, at I he Haywood
I Counly Hospital on March 7.
Great Smoky Mountains
MARCH 21, 1916
1)1!. FI.I.KN BLACK WINSTON.
'state commissioner of welfare, was
illie speaker al Rotary here last
Friday, when tins photograph was
taken lv Wallace Marley for The
I Mountaineer, An account ol her
addirss is printed elsewhere on
P. T. A. Group To
Hear Leaders At
School On Monday
District and State
Leaders Will Conduct
School Of Instruction
At Fast Waynesville
A school of instruction for of
ficers and patrons of Parent Teach
er Associations of this area, will
be held al Hie Fast Waynesville
school Monday, starting al 10:30,
according to Mrs. Albert Abel,
president of the host association.
Mrs. Abel will preside, and Frank
Rogers, principal of the school, will
make the address of welcome.
Mrs. J. S. Blair, field represen
tative of I he North Carolina Con
gress of Parent Teachers, will be
in charge of the meeting, and will
be assisted by Mrs. T. Allen Luther,
director of district one.
Mrs. Abel said yesterday that
between ISO and DO representatives
from 1 I schools in this end of the
counly were expected to attend.
Hepreesntatives are expected
from Saunook. Hazelwood, Maggie.
Dellwood, Fines Creek, Crabtree,
Iron Duff, Bethel, Lake Junaliiska.
and Central schools.
The F.;st Waynesville Parent
Teachers will he host lo a luncheon
in the school cafeteria at I o'clock.
Return Here To
Lachlan and David Hyatt, who
have recently returned lo Waynes
ville lo reside aller more than ten
years absence, plan lo open a
plumbing and healing business
which will also olfer a la'ge stock
of electrical supplies for sale.
The business will he operated in
the building next door to that
formerly occupied by Martin Klec
tric company on Church street,
which the llyall brothers have re
cently purchased from Dr. John II
No definite dale has been an
nounced for the opening of the
new fu in. but as soon as the orders
for stock are tilled, which is ex
pected in the near future, the own-
(Conlinueil on Page Fight)
Editor Of State
On Visit Here
Carl Goerch, edilor of The Slate,
Raleigh, was a Waynesville visitor
Tuesday. Mr. Goerch was gath
ering material for an article on
places lo visit in Western Norlh
Carolina. He plans to have nu
merous illustrations of scenic
points of interest in this area.
Haywood Below State
On Welfare Payments
"Haywood county is paying less
than the slate average for aid to
the aged and to dependent chil
dren." Dr. Fllen Black Winston,
commissioner of state welfare, told
Rotarians here last Friday.
"Approximately $8,000 a month
is being paid by the Haywood of
fice to these two agencies. Dr.
Winston said, as she pointed out
the county paid a fourth, the state
a fourth and the remainder by the
There are now 33.000 persons
in North Carolina receiving aid to
the aged benefits. The average
grant in the state is $13.75, while
Haywood has an average of less
than $11.50, which puts this county
near the bottom of the state list,
the speaker said.
"North Carolina hasn't done very
i '$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
Shortages Of Teachers
Is Alarming; Low Salary
Chief Cause Of Situation
Sugar Stamp 9
Good For 5 Pounds
Spare sugar stamp number
nine is now good for live
pounds of sugar for use in
home a mi i ni: . according to in
formation received here. Tho
stamp will be good through
October SI, it was said. It is
expci ted (hat housew ives may
be able to get a little more
sugar for canning' this year
than last season.
The OTA olliee here said an
other sugar stamp for five
pounds good for general use
would become valid May lirst.
Another home canning stamp
may become valid in June or
July, according to reports.
Modern Coal Yard
Is Being Built
Will lie Used For
Loading and Unloading
Coal in New Yard
( 'on: I rue! ion is mov ing along
rapidly on the new ami modern
coal yard of Hie Community Coal
company al Hazelwood, jusl off
Brown avenue, and next to the
Southern Hallway tracks. The own
ers, C. N. Allen and Aaron Prcvost,
said yesterday that the project
should be ocmplolcd within thUUy
The yard will have a concrete
unloading pit for every size and
type of coal. Special electrical un
loading equipment will be installed
on the yard, and two new trucks
will be operated.
New type scales will be installed,
and an oilier and residencr for the
manager are part of the building
'I'he coal yard has a privately
owned side hack, and is on a lot
22.r) by HOI) feet.
The company was organized
some six years ago.
Gill Farm Sold
To John James
And Glen James
John James, and son. Glen C.
.lames, well known Haywood farm
ers and :.loi kraisrrs. have pur
chased the Walnut Cove Farm, on
.Innallian:. ( reck, owned by Mrs.
'I'he new owner:, will get posses
sion immediately of Hie farm, and
move there lo begin spring operi-
i ( 'out limed on Page ;t)
Mrs. Evelyn Heinz
Of Beauty Shop
Mrs Fvelvn Heinz, who has been
with the Per: duality Beauty shop
lor the pa I tun years has taken
over the management of Sutton's
Beauty shop, and will have with
her a number of experienced oper
ators. Mr-.. Heinz is a graduate of the
Asheville Beauty academy and has
complete instruction in all beauty
care. She is specializing in cold
waves, facials, scalp treatments,
hair liiilings. manicuring and per
'I'he simp is located on Main
si reel abov e the Sanitary Barber
well in meeting thr needs of the
aged, due to lack of funds. Ksti
mates are that there will be 2,500
additional applicants by July first,
and the funds are about exhausted
now," Dr. Winston pointed out.
In discussing thr aid to depend
ent children. Dr. Winston empha
sized, "There is no better program
that affords more lasting benefits
than thr aid to drprndent chil
dren." Thr plan of thr state board
is to keep family ties unbroken as
far as possible, and today some
6,000 families, representing more
than 16.000 children are receiving
per famliy unit $27 per month.
The average family unit is the
mother and three children. In most
instances the breadwinner of the
family is deceased, or unable to
(Continued on page 6)
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
Point to Decrease
Of School Standards
Due To Conditions
The present status of North Caro
lina's school system is nothing
short of alarming, due lo the low
salary scale now being paid teach
ers, maintenance men and bus
drivers, was the conclusions reach
ed at the Hazelwood Boosters Club
Thursday night, when a general
discussion of the situation was held
with civic leaders, teachers and
school board members participat
ing. "To my knowledge, there is not
a single person from Haywood who
will graduate this year and become
a teacher next fall," M II Bowie:,,
superintendent of the Wa nesville
district, pointed out. "The number
of teachers In the state is far less
than the positions open. Count
less scores of former teachers arc
entering new fields, largely becau .e
of the low salary scale ottered by
"If some changes are not made
at an early date, we are going to
tind many class rooms without
teachers,'' he continued.
"The only way we were able to
keep going even this year, was lo
draft' former teachers back into
the jobs. These people could not
begin to live on the salary paid
teachers alone, and had it not been
that most of thrm weir married,
and not dependent on the money
earned from teaching, we would
have been up against a critic. il
situation this term.
"The school standards cannot he
improved as long as one fourth of
our teachers do not have even stan
dard certificates. But with the
scarcity of people with even Ihe
slightest teaching experience, we
were forced to take all coiners,
and even then, fell short of the
"Neither teacher or student can
do their best in the crowded con
ditions of so many classrooms. The
situation is deplorable," Mr. Bowles
C. N. Allen, chairman of the
district school board, pointed out
that ten years ago the hoard had
several good applicants for overy
teaching opening. That condition
has reversed itself, Mr. Allen ex
plained, and said, "for the coming
season, we don't have an extra
applicant on hand. We are not
getting them, and all other school
boards are up against the same
"North Carolina has invested
millions in buildings and buses and
other equipment, yet they have
overlooked the first essential in
giving the students a good educa
(Continued on page six)
Dr. V. H. Duckett
Dr. V. II. Duckett will address
the members of the Haywood
Counly Nurses club at their regu
lar monthly meeting to be held ;.!
the Nurses Home of the County
Hospital at 7 o'clock on Monday
evening, March 25, according to
an announcement by the president.
Dr. Duckett will speak on "Van
rose Veins," a field in which he
has done outstanding wink.
Miss Frances Thompson, presi
dent, will preside and all members
of the club as well as all registered
nurses in the counly arc urged to
Max. Min. Kainfall
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18 61 40 .10
19 56 35 1 0
Attendance . .
That is the statement made
this week by Rev. Cecil L.
Heckard, pastor of The
Methodist Church at Lake
Junaluska. In a letter to the
editor, he said:
"Your "church page" is a
good idea. I think it helped
increase my attendance at