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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1946
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
IP rf ... , ,nlv in
acuvily by the Vet-
,r movent-"" -
. i ...iitl Will
at the Betnei sci.uu.
k in the lira
.-n-hip meetings. A
r,r pregram will be
, string band.
, ,;,ve all the can-
irli.ket presen.t ana
a brief statement
similar to mat uscu
Juki, vvlien an innm- i
Hie same plattorm
met last Thursdav
hi and mapped their
l nulling campaign.
fcdidates have neen
(roup -m lact, iney
:aMW o commis
a later date.
urn is geneidi i ii.in-
Cidiiii. and ( harles
mblie relations cliah
iius ccminittecs have
In take care of U
fegiiig the campaign.
aimer, veteran mom-
fcgislatuip, is seeking
ilh his record as his
Palmer always took
fet in education, roads
Ire. and during the
le has served in the
fhas held important
mittces dealing with
lorm he was co-chair-
t being a member of
var years he served in
jacilics in agricultural
nal programs, and at
member of the ad-
ttec of cooperations
this state in the Ten-
Authority and the
Colleges within the
Ipmher of the board
kf the University of
ia, vice president and
ip N. C. Milk Produc-
ln. a member of the
ttee and burley to-
Ittee as set up by the
He is also a mem
irley tobacco commit
lished by the N. C.
led on Page Two) '
Fti(,s at Belk-HnHo,,
It a leave of ahco
s in the Navy. Mr.
wpi with the firm
TO'ing here as assis-
a later heino
f on ragc Two)
" "cod, , W o
s 10 the answer
uus'ness men in res
. question, "What in
telm , ban
s iZT1 Dut more
s led the lit
Fs' as one un.'.ij ...
as wen as
GLENN C. PALMER, who has
represented Haywood County in
the North Carolina legislature for
four terms, this week announced
he is a candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination for the post again
in the May primary.
Chamber of Commerce
Secretary Sees Banner
Season Ahead For
"America is on wheels again and
people are going places. We here
in this section will get our share
North Carolina i and has been
spending i tremendous sum for
advertising. Our Great Smoky
Mountains National Park U one of
the greatest attractions in ihe
United States. Every town, through
which America will be driving, and
especially here in close proximity
to the Park, will reap soms bene
fit from these travelers," said Miss
S. A. Jones, secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce this week in dis
cussing prospects for the coming
Haywood county and Waynesville
have every reason to expect a tour
ist summer this year that will sur
pass all others, according to Miss
Since last fall all during the
winter and with greater numbers
now letters have been pouring into
the office of the Chamber of Com
merce from practically every state
in the country and a number of
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The offices of the Haywood
county court house will be open
from 9 to 5 o'clock, beginning on
Monday, April 1, according to an
announcement made this week by
George A. Brown, Jr., county man
ager. The hours were from 8:30 to 4:30
during the winter months to con
serve fuel and lights, it was point
ed out by Mr. Brown, who is urg
ing all the employees in the of
fices' to cooperate with the change.
f'y Neds Many Things
Ban On Spitting To
Here is a partial list of tilings
said to be needed in this commun
ity: Better hotel facilities.
A modern hotel.
A community center.
A modern airport.
Greater recreational facilities.
Enforcement of law prohibiting
spitting on sidewalks.
Increase eating facilities.
Return of prohibition.
There is the list perhaps you'll
agree with most of them, or you
might have some to add. . .
Former Agent To
Served in Army
Since February, 1942;
In June, 1936
Lt. Col. Wayne Corpening will
take over the duties of Haywood!'
County agent Monday morning, alt
place he left in February, 1942 to I
enter service. j
The announcement was made;
yesterday by Gcoi f.e A. Brown, Jr., I
county manager. Mr. Brown said, j
"needless to say, we are happy to i
have Mr. Corpening back with us l
as county agent. He did a fine I
piece of work while assistant conn- i
ty agent, and later as county agent.
We welcome him back home, and
back into the county as a citizen
and worker with fanners and stock
Col. Corpening came here in
June, 1936 as assistant county
agent, and in September, 1941 was
promoted to county agent.
He and his co-workers were res
ponsible for sponsoring many agri
cultural enterprizes in Haywood
that acclaimed south-wide recog
nition in work with erosion, soil
improvement, better crop practices
as well as work with livestock, in
cluding livestock shows.
Col. Corpening entered service
in February, 1942, as a first lieu
tenant, and nine months later
landed with the American forces
in North Africa, where he went
through two campaigns before go
ing to Sicily foe the third campaign.
(Continued on page 2)
The condition of Linda Lou
Wright, small daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Wright who as seri
ously burned at the home of her
parents on East street several days
ago while playing with another
child remains critical.
She was first taken to the Hay
wood County hospital for treat
ment and remained there for a
few days, later being removed to
the Norburn hospital, Asheville,
where she is now a patient.
The five-year-old child and a
playmate decided to build a fire
while the mother had stepped out
of the house and the former's
clothes went up in flames and she
was badly burned before the
neighbors heard her scream and
came to the rescue.
March 20 55 37
21 67 25
22 69 30
23 73 39
24 69 41
25 68 47
26 67 54
The official weather report here
is made by the State Test Farm.
North Carolina Symphony To Give Two Concerts
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The North Carolina Symphony
Orchestra will give a special con
cert for the high school students
this afternoon at two o'clock, and
then again tonight give another
concert for adults at eight o'clock.
Both concerts will be given at the
high school auditorium.
Tickets for the concert will be
on sle at The Book Store, in The
Mountaineer building until 5;30
this afternoon. Tickets can be had
at the door tonight. The admis
sion prices are $120, including
LT. COL. WAYNE COKPKNING
will assume his duties as county
agent on Monday, a post he left in
February, 1942 when he entered
Over $3,400 Already
Kaised In Annual
Red Cross Roll
The last, figures of the annual
drive sponsored by the Haywood
Chapter, American Ked Cross re
leased yesterday afternoon by
Major II. I, Baughnian, chairman,
totaled $3,400 with reports still
to be brought in from some of the
In recognition of the splendid
work of the local chairman and his
associates in the drive, who have
put the chapter over the quota nf
$2,700 with sued a large margin,
placing it third in this area to
reach its goal, Harvey I). Gibson,
national chairman sent the follow
ing letter (in parti to Major Baugh
nian: "Your achievement in exceeding
your 1946 Red Cross Fund Cam
paign goal is most encouraging to
all of us.
"This fine accomplishment is due
to your devoted leadership, and to
the untiring efforts of your cam
paign associates as well as the
generous response of your mem
bers and contributors. Hearty con
gratulation's. All of us at National
Headquarters are most -pleased
over the success you have at
tained. "Please extend my sincere con
gratulations to all of your co
workers," When the final contributions are
tabulated, Ma.io rBatighman felt
confident yesterday that the cam
paign fund would reach $3,500.
The students of the high will be
guests of the orchestra at the con
cert this afternoon, and tonight,
children will be admitted free
when accompanied by an adult,
according to Mrs. Hugh A. Love,
chairman of the Symphony So
ciety here, sponsor of the appear
Dr. Benjamin J. Swalin is con
ductor, and for the afternoon pro
gram he will explain different in
struments and features of the pro
gram which will include the fol
lowing numbers: ,
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Hazelwood Enters W.N.C.
Industrial Ball League
Practice To Begin
This Week At High
21 (lames on Schedule
Ilaehvood has joined the West
ern North Carolina I ikIu .I i lal ba.se
ball league, and plans are to begin
practice this week-end. according
to George Hisehod. representative
of the group at the organizational
Mr. Biselioff said yesterday that
a meeting would be held tins week,
and representatives of all group:,
would act as a board of directors
for the team for the season. At
the meeliui; a manager and cap
tain will he named.
The schedule calls for 21 games,
with the first game scheduled for
May 41 h. There will be about 10
or 11 home games for each team.
The games will be played on Sat
urdays. The Meld at the high school is
being prepared now for the team
to begin their practices.
Teams in the league besides Haz
elwood include: Canton, Enka.
Eeusta, Martel Mills. Sayles Hliiaeh
ery, Beacon Mills and Adams Millis.
Bus Damaged As
Shortly after all passengers had
been discharged from a new Twin
City bus Saturday afternoon, the
motor caught on fire as the driver
was turning around at the Court
House driveway on Main Street.
Tom lice, Jr., owner of the com
pany, said yesterday that no esti
mate had been made on the dam
age, but that all the ignition .sys
tem, carbiirealnr, fuel pump and
belts on the motor would have to
be replaced. He was consulting
with a factory representative re
garding new parts yesterday.
The spare bus of Ihe company
was put into use and .schedules
were maintained without interrup
tion. A large number of Saturday
afternoon shoppers lollowed the
fire truck to the scene.
Parcel Post Is
Christmas in March!
That is what you would think
to look In one the daily arrival
of parcel post at the post of
fice. "The parcel post we are
handling beats anything: I've
ever seen, even better times
Packages for merchants and
individuals seem to be on the
Miniatures from Symphony No.
5 in B Flat Major Schubert (Columbia-Set
366) a. Allegro; b. An
dante con moto; c. Mcnuetto (Al
legro molto); a. Allegro Vivace.
Demonstration of Instruments:
Percussion, brasses, woodwindds,
strings; The School of the Fauns
(Victor-4319), Pierne; Child's Play,
Stix-Ormandy; The Whistler and
His Dog (Columbia-36034), Pyron;
Meadowland (Keystone 208 A),
Knipper; Cripple Creek, String
field. The program for the evening
A short biography and a pic
ture of Major Cecil Brown is
featured in the April issue of
the National Magazine, "TO
The sketch and picture ap
pear in the section entitled
"Leading Ladies Department,"
which is devoted to biogra
phies nf women who make
their lives pay dividends.
The article is entitled
"Angel on Horseback'' and
gives a brief story of the
inouiitain-born woman who has
carried on religious and welfare-
work for the Salvation
Army. II also tells how the
work has grown, and what it
has meant to the people of this
area, many of whom served by
Ihe five stations, are in iso
For C. of C.
New directors of the Chamber
of Commerce- were elected here
Tuesday in the annual election of
Ihe organization. Printed ballots
were mailed to all members two
weeks ago, and Ihe voting ended
The nominating commiltee, also
acting as a board of elections, yes
terday announced the following re
sults: Hiebard Barber, representing
Dan Watklns, representing auto
Paul Davis and Willia niMedford.
representing business and profes
Henry MacFayden and Paul
Hyatt, representing hotels and
H. B. Davenport and David Un
derwood, representing industry
Charles E. Ray, -Richard Bradley
and C. J. Recce, representing mer
chants. Members of the 1945 board car
ried over included Dr. R. Stuart
Knbersoii. president )a:;t year. How
ard Clapp, Ed Sims and Wbitencr
The directors will tnret Tuesday,
April 2. and elect officers, inc luding
a president, three vice presidents,
treasurer and a secretary. All
places except secretary are filled
from the board of directors.
Miss S. A. Jones is secretary of
Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Ma
jorSchubert; a. Allegro; b. An
dante con moto; c. Menuctto (Al
legro Molto), d. Allegro Vivace.
Deep Forest, Daniels; Romance,
Wciniawski; Child's Play, Stix
Ormandy; Waltz, "Vienna Life,"
Strauss, and Deep Purple.
Ushers for the evening concert
will be Jackie Sue Messer, Jean
Hyatt, Theresa Hyatt, Mancy Jones,
Jean Ann Bradley and Janet Abel.
HUM S KATCi.ii- ir, veteran,
who succeeds Leo Davis, who re
cently resigned as county game
and fish warden.
As County Warden
Rufus HalelilT. veteran of World
War II. will assume bis duties as
Haywood County game and fish
warden on April 1. according to
an announcement this week. Mr.
Katcliff succeeds Lee Davis, who
served for a few inonthd. Mr.
Davis resigned to return to col
lege. Mr. Ralelill' was recently dis
charged In, in Hie army with the
rank of sergeant. He entered the
service in March 1942, and at the
time was employed by the Waynes
He served for 21 months in the
European theater, on duty ill Eng
land, Noriiiandv, France, Holland,
Belgium and Germany. He was at
tached (o the VIM Armored Divi
sion, lie is cnlitled to wear the
European theatre ribbon with four
battle stars the American Defense
medal, the Victory and Good Con
While Mr. Haieliff will serve as
count y game and fish warden in
Havwood county with headquar
ters here, he will also do part
time work in Transylvania and
To Meet Friday
I. N. Davi, president of the
Softball League here, is calling a
meeting for tliis Friday of all spon
sors and i epi e .entatives of teams
wanting to enter the league this
The meeting will be held at 7:00
o'clock at the Building & Loan
offices, at which time definite plans,
schedules and oilier detail;; of the
season will be completed.
A '.uivey made this week by of
ficial, id Ihe league showed that
eight teams will be in the league.
Meet April 4th
The merchants association will
meet Thursday night. April 4. at
7::i() in the Chamber of Commerce
office, it was announced yesterday
by Carl Monday, president.
Mr. Mund.iy said matters of store
hours, holnlavs. and a clean-up
campaign would he among the im
portant matters, discussed at the
Joe Carver Wins In
Tobacco Crop Contest
Joe Carver of Route 2. won first
prize of $40 in the tobacco crop
contest staged last fall by The
First National Hank. Mr. Carver
averaged $56.91 for his entire crop,
which was the best of all averages
entered in the contest.
The bank gave $100 in prizes,
and the second prize of $30 went
to W. Shook Ferguson, Route 2,
with an average for his crop of
Mrs. Daisy Penland, Route 2, re
ceived $20 for this prize for having
a crop average of $55.62, while
Joe McElroy, also of Route 2, won
Dr. Chas. Owens
Starts Work On
Theatre Will Seat
750; Both Stores
In Project Already
Leased To Merchants
Excavating is under way. and the
contract has been let by Dr.
Charles Owens for the construction
of a modern theater and two store
buildings on Main street. The proj
ect will represent an expenditure
in excess of $80,000.
Dr. Owens, of Canton, purchased
the Jolly property several months
ago. The lot faces 90 feet on Main
street and extends back 139 feet.
The theater will have a capacity
of 750. Dr. Owens told The Moun
taineer yesterday. The lobby en
trance will be on Main street, with
the auditorium in the back of the
two stores on the front.
One of the stores will have a
46-foot front, while the other will
be 30 feet wide. Both stores will
extend back 80 feet. A full size
basement extends under the entire
The building will be constructed
of brick, tile, cinder blocks and
concrete with modernistic glass
fronts. For the present the struc
ture will be one story, but so built
that an additional story can be
added later without too much ad
The contract was awarded to
Dale Borden, of Asheville, who
plans to use local labor on the
Dr. Owens said he did not know
how long it would take to complete
the project, but felt it would be
about September first before the
building would be occupied.
One of the stores have been
leased by Harry Winner, well
known merchant of Canton, who,
will operate a ready-to-wear slore
here. The other store was leased
to Jack Barron.
Dr. Owens said an announcement
would be made later as to the op
erator of the theater.
W. J. Damtof t Will
W. J. Damtoft, an executive of
The Champion Paper and Fibre
Company, will address the Rotary
club here Friday iu the first of a
series of industrial programs the
program committee is putting on
for the next three months.
Representatives of all industrial
plants in this community have been
invited to attend the meeting as
guests of the club.
SGT. FRANK R. WILLIAMS.
JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank R.
Williams, has been declared dead
by the War Department in a mes
sage to his parents this week.
See story on page two.
the $10 prize for a crop average
Those farmers having good aver
ages, and receiving honorble men
tion in the contest, included: 5th,
J. H. Allen, Jr.. Canton: 6th. G K.
Roland, Route 3, Canton, 7th. John
James, Route 1, Clyde, 8th. E. G.
Robinson, Route 1, Clyde, and 9th,
R. A. Justice, Route 1, Clyde.
This is the second year the bank
has made this offer to Haywood
tobacco farmers, and much interest
was shown, and many growers en
tered warehouse sale bills in the
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