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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. 36 16 Pages"
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1946
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named the rogis
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county, as follows:
So. niie: Registrar.
ill, ,n . .Indues, Dot
(; I1 llauics.
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Smalliers and V. It.
No. three: Krgisuai.
hiains: Judges, Clonic
No. four: Registrar.
irs. Aci rcrry.
No. five: Registrar.
No. six: Registrar,
Wood: .Indues, Gir
ts. Hank Allen.
istrar. Jack West;
rgan. 0. 1) Kusscll.
iKcgistrar, Hex Plcss;
Pless, Otis Massie.
Ilrar. Perry G. Allen;
I. Krancis, Charles
jstiar. Waller Hrown;
lik Wells, Howard
Judges, J. I'. Dicus
inesv ille: liegistrar,
Judges, Robert Me
pges. W. II. I'rcvost
I'gistrar. Alney Me
J. 0. I'lolt and S. J.
I'k: Registrar. Med
fmxl, Judges, N. W.
Registrar. L u s h
faes. Levi Caldwell
registrar: Mack Cald-
(.row Hawkins and
Registrar. Fred No-
I'rank Medford and
Iws, Clover Hoidcn
fllftges, J. 11 f;,.nn
pska: RpRistrar. J. T.
s-u.v I'ulhnght and
Mings an- ..ua..i-.
'"els i Haywood
r,,"' Clifford E
t'nof Ih, IIavwood
. ' rxeeiilive com
nea on April 20th
I - voters will
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; overnor in the last
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racilt of cosls.
I. A. McLAIN, vocational agricul
ture instructor at Bethel for the
past 12 years, has resigned, effec
tive July first, to enter business in
Marion. Photo by Wallace Marley.
I. A. McLain Has
Has Done Outstanding
Job At Bethel School
During Past 12 Years
I. A. McLain, vocational agricul
ture teacher at Bethel for the past
12 years, has resigned, effective
July first, and will enter the auto
mobile business in Marion with his
Mr. McLain has made an out
standing record while at Bethel,
and the Future Farmers of America
chapter of the school is the largest
in the state with an enrollment of
90. Members of the club have won
numerous state and district prizes,
especially in judging seed and live
stock. For seven years Mr. McLain has
been a coach of basketball teams
that have been successful through
out the years in winning. For four
years he coached the girls and for
the past three years has been coach
of the boys.
He was instrumental in getting
the Bethel vocational building, and
also the community cannery.
He is superintendent of the
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Mrs. Lucilc Smith
Is Seriously III At Home
In West Virginia
The condition of Mrs. Lucile
Smith, of Sophia, W. Va., daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George Queen of
Waynesville, is reported to be criti
cal. Mrs. Smith was a patient at
a hospital in Becklcy, W. Va., for a
year and was recently taken by
plane to Johns Hopkins Hospital,
but was returned to her home.
Date: Max. Min. Rainfall
April 3 85 50
4 81 51
5 63 83
6 59 37
7 73 35
8 71 52 .33
9 66 54 .34
Get Your Tackle Ready Trout Season
Opens On Monday Morning, April 15
With the restocking of .streams
for the past several years in this
area the trout season which opens
on Monday, April 15th, is being
anticipated by isporlsmen in this
county, it was learned from Rufus
Ratcliff, county game and fish war
den. Blshing, licenses, according to
Mr. Ratcliff, may be purchased at
the following places: Waynesville,
Massie Hardware and Coffey Hard
ware. Lake Junaluska, K. S. Ward;
Clyde, Clyde Pharmacy; Canton,
Nantahala Hardware Company and
Haywood Hardware Company; Can
ton, Route 3, W. A. Swanger, M. L.
Millsap, and W. B. Postom.
All state streams not under gov
ernment control will be open on
April 15, and close on August 15,
it was learned from Mr. Ratcliff.
Lake Junaluska will remain open
To Be Held
At Churches And
At High School
The annual union Pre-Easter
services conducted by the pastors
of the churches of the community
will be held this year through the
entire Easter week, starting on
Monday and continuing through
Good Friday, it has been an
nounced by the pastors of the com
munity. Services will be held at the
churches each day through Thurs
day at 12 o'clock noon and on Good
Friday a service will be held at
Grace Episcopal church from 12:00
o'clock noon through 3:00 o'clock.
Services will also be conducted
by the pastors of the town at 9:30
each morning of the five days in
the Waynesville Township high
Services in the churches, to
which the public in general is in
vited will be held as follows:
Monday, at the First Methodist
church with Rev. Hubert G. Tatum,
rector of Grace Episcopal church
as the speaker.
Tuesday, at the First Baptist
church with Bev. Paul Townscnd,
pastor of the First Methodist
Wednesday, at the Presbyterian
church with Rev. L. G. Elliott,
pastor of the First Baptist church
in charge of the service.
Thursday at the First Methodist
church with Rev. Malcolm R. Wil
liamson, pastor of the Presbyterian
church conducting the service.
Services at the high school will
be conducted by the following pas
tors on days assigned them:
Monday, Rev. Paul Townscnd;
Tuesday, Rev. M. R. Williamson,
Rev. Everett Murray, pastor of the
Presbyterian church; Thursday,
Rev. R. G. Tatum, rector of Grace
At the Good Friday service. Rev.
Tatum will be assisted by a
Waynesville minister, and Rev. S.
R. Crockett, pastor of Hazelwood
Presbyterian church and Rev. Bil
lups, pastor of the First Methodist
On Easter morning the various
churches will conduct their own
Easter service, but the season will
be climaxed on Sunday night, when
all the church choirs will join in
the presentation of the Easter can
tata, "Rabboni," which will be
given at the First Methodist church
at 8:00 o'clock.
The members of the combined
choirs will be assisted by guest
soloists from Western Carolina
For 3rd Annual
Plans are under way for holding
the Third Annual Guernsey Pro
motional sain in the county, the
event to take plare on Wednesday.
June 5th, it was learned this week
fsom Wayne Corpening. county
farm agent. The sale will be con
ducted at the state test farm.
Between 35 and 40 purebred ani
mals will be offered at the sale.
Guernsey breeders from North
Caroilna and adjoining states arc
expected to attend the sale.
Tentative plans are to hold a
banquet the night before the sale
for the out-of-town persons here
for the event and county livestock
and business leaders.
until April 14, but will be closed
to all fishing from April 15 until
June 10. 1
Richland Creek from Lake Juna
luska, down to the mouth of Pigeon
River will also be closed at the
time the Lake is as it will be thn
spawning season for the type of
fish with which these waters arc
slocked. ' Free fishing for members of the
armed forces has ended in North
Carolina, according to J. A. Brad
shaw, acting supervisor of the
Western District of the division of
game and inland fisheries of the
State Department of Conservation
and Development, it was pointed
out by Mr. Ratcji:.
A number of former soldiers
and service men have misinter-
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JIM KILPATRR'K, manager of
the E. L. Withers, Inc., and Atkins
From One Office
Two well known insurance agen
cies, E. I,. Withers and Company
and the Atkins Insurance agency,
both of which have changed owner
ship during the past few months
will operate as separate insurance
firms in the offices formerly occu
pied by E. L. Withers and Com
pany. The K. L. Wot hers agency w &s
purchased from the heirs of the
late Ernest L. Withers and the At
kins agency from the executor of
the estate of H. B. Atkins, by Joe
E. Rose, and his son-in-law, Jim
Kilpatrick, William Medford and
J. Aaron Prcvost.
The firm of E. L. Withers vis
established in 1004 and was origi
nally known as Bass and Withers.
Around 35 years ago the late Er
nest L. Withers, well known insur
ance and real estate agent, took
over the business and operated it
until his death in 1944. It is one
of the oldest business firms in
Following the death of Mr. With
ers, his daughter, Miss Hester
Anne Withers, who later became
Mrs. II. L. Boyd, assumed the man
agement and operated the business.
After the present owners purchased
the agency she continued as man
ager until the last of March.
Many of the original policy hold-
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Since January 1st
Building permits in the city lim
its of Waynesville have totaled
more than $60,000 since the first of
the year, it was learned from
Henry Gaddy, official building in
spector. The sum will be more
than $140,000 when the other
building permits now pending are
Ten of the permits were for
homes or remodeling dwellings and
the other five were permits for
Anyone contemplating building
in the city limits are required by
law to obtain a building permit
from the Town of Waynesville, or
they arc subject to a $50.00 fine,
it was pointed out by Mr. Gaddy.
If materials were available, Mr.
Gaddy stated that figures would
be many times what they now
sland, and that as soon as priori
ties arc lifted and materials are
put on the market, he expected
to see an extensive building pro
gram launched here.
From Duke Funds
The Haywood County hospital
was one of .ri institutions in North
Carolina to receive aid last year
and to be appropriated funds from
the Duke Endowment for the com
The Haywood hospital received
$3,108 last year from the fund
which means that a dollar a day
was allowed the institution for
every charity patient treated in the
hospital during the year.
There were 2,469 patients treat
ed at the county institution last
year and of this number 292 were
charity patients, the beneficiaries
of the Duke fund.
The trustees of the Duke Endow
ment met last week in New York
and appropriated $565,522.66 to 99
hospitals and 39 orphan homes in
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Dr. Thomas Slringfield
Veteran Physician, Retires
Served In Armed
Forces During Spanish
American and World
War I, Member of
Draft Board During
World War II
Dr. Tom Slringfield, 74, veteran
of the armed forces, having ren
dered service in three wars, and
veteran of medicine, has retired
after 47 years of aelive practice.
"1 am going to spend my time
just as 1 like. I am going to read,
go to all the football games, or
ganize my collection of historical
clippings and help raise my grand
children," he said, as bis two young
grandsons, Johnny and Tommy
Allen climbed on his knee, and he
smiled at his one-year old grand
daughter, Rebecca Hatcbell.
"Of course I will still go out to
the hospital and give anesthetics
for some of the doctors, but that
will be all," he added.
"I have led a strenuous life. I
started practicing medicine when
you made one call a day on horse
back, left home before daylight and
got back after dark. And 1 have
lived to see the time when you
saw dozens of patients in your of
fice and with your car in a day,"
"I can remember when Hazel
wood was the Welch and Norwood
farms and the Del I wood and Ray
Town section, the Howell and Love
farms. I don't believe there are
but three houses, with the excep
tion of the Shelton home, the
Brown house near the high school
and the Dunham house, that I can't
recall when they were built. The
C. E. Rays Store and Bramlett
stables used to be tobacco ware
houses," he further commented.
"Dr. Tom," as he is known over
the county, is the son of Col. Win.
and Marie Love Slringfield. He is
by faith a Methodist and by poli
tics a Democrat, having inherited
both from his parents.
He attended Old Trinity College,
now Duke, took his first year of
medicine at the University of North
Carolina, and graduated from the
School of Medicine at Vanderbilt
University. He played football at
all three colleges and still retains
pride in the record made by Van
derbilt in his last year when the
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And Make Plans
For This Year
The Merchants Association of
the Chamber of Commerce met Fri
day night at which time a con
structive program of cooperation
with the town officials and the
Chamber of Commerce was out
lined by its members. Carl Mon
day, president, presided over the
It was the unanimous opinion
of the group to maintain the pres
ent closing hours during the sum
mer months and it was urged that
all mercantile, jewelry and groc
ery stores cooperate in the sched
ule. Plans were developed at the
meeting for an intensive clean-up
campaign to be waged this spring,
in cooperation with the town of
ficials, the Chamber of Commerce
and other civic organizations. A
number of definite projects were
It was pointed out that a greater
effort should be made by the town
to keep the business streets clean
er and it was also stressed that a
more active cooperation should be
given to the officials by the mer
chants and the public ill general.
II was brought out that each prop
erly owner must realize their own
personal responsibility in keeping
his premises clean.
Announcement of certain local
improvements by the town were
made by Hugh Massie, merchant,
also member of the town board of
aldermen. These improvements are
to include the repair and painting
of the Town Hall, the addition of
lighting units on Main street, and
the repair of Main street in co
operation with the State Highway
Traffic and parking conditions
were discussed at length and it
was the opinion of the merchants
that a cooperative program should
be undertaken to provide parking
lots, and that business people;
should not park on Main street
except in rare cases where it was
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DR. TOM STHINGFIELl), who
retires from active practice of
By Haywood Men
Reelfoot Texas 8th, one of the
outstanding Hereford bulls in
North Carolina may be seen at the
lumber yard of M. O. Galloway on
Saturday afternoon, according to
Wayne Corpening, county farm
The animal Is owned by C. T.
Francis, M. O. Galloway, ('. N.
Allen, David Underwood and the
First National Bank. The two-year
old bull was purchased from the
Reelfoot Hereford farm at Tipton
ville, Tenn., by Mr. Galloway, Mr.
Allen and Hie county farm agent,
who also bought four other ani
mals, the total cost of all running
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Head Of Inman's
Chapel Arrives .
Mrs. Rosalie West, wife of Dr.
J II. West, medical missionary in
India, arrived this week to take
charge of the work at Inman's
Chapel, Friendly House, in the
Cecil section of the county. Mrs.
West succeeds Dr Hannah Powell
who recnetly retired and moved
to her home in Maine.
Mrs. West who Is studying for
ordination as a minister in the
Universalis! church has .,erved as
a missionary in India for 23 years
and has had extensive experience
in religious and welfare programs
She is a graduate of McGill Uni
versity, of Montreal, Canada.
Dr. and Mrs. West were en route
to America at the time of the at
tack on Pearl Harbor and as the
latter expresses it "had to run from
the Japs" as their ship made its
way across the Pacific. In 1943
Dr. West returned to India to re
sume his work, but Mrs. West re
mained in America, doing mission
ary work in a gold mining town in
! Northern Ontario, Canada.
Mrs. West stales that she hopes
to have the same fine cooperation
of the people of the Cecil commu
nity given Dr. Powell and that she
plans to extend the work among
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Program Launched Mere
An organization was formed
here Thursday nifflit at a nicot
ine at the court house hy a
croup of hunters and fisher
men from the county for the
urpnse of furthcrinc the ad
vancemetn of wildlife conser
vation in Haywood county.
Felix Stovall, well known
sportsman, was elected presi
dent of the croup and serving
with him will be Guy V. Mas
sie, as vice president and
Wayne Corpening, as secretary
Ross O. Stevens, executive
secretary of the North Caro
lina Wildlife Federation, Inc.,
was the speaker of the evening,
explaining the importance of a
Asked To Aid In
U.S. I). A. Organization
Makes Plans to Carry
Out National Program
In Haywood County
The local t'SDA group, com
posed of all workers connected
Willi the V. S. Department of Agri
culture and other le:niers in the
county met here Monday night in
the county farm ae.eiii',, office for
forming plans for conservation of
food and to discuss what, aid Hay
wood counts could contribute in
the shortage of food for foreign
count l ies.
Howard Clapp, former chairman
of the Haywood county t'SDA re
signed, following which Wayne
Corpening, county farm agent, was
elecl(;d chairman and presided over
The purpose of Hie meeting was
to cany on in Haywood county
the program designed by Secre
tary of Agriculture Clinton P. An
derson who has designated state
and county emergency groups to
speed up the work.
The main I heme under discus
sion Monday nigbl was how to get
the cooperation of Haywood county
citizens in saving of fats and breads
and an increase in production and
consumption of vegetables.
Various committees were named
and asked to meel on April 22, and
report on the plans and progress
of their respective groups. It was
also decided to carry on the pro
gram through I he .schools. Letters
are to be sent to the families
through the .students, with the
(cachers explaining In Hie students
the details of the program.
The following committees were
named: Group to contact, all eat
ing places in county asking cooper
ation in serving two pieces of bread
Instead of three; Dr. C. N. Slsk,
Miss Mary Margaret Smith and
E. M. Stallings.
Garden cnmiiiillee: It. C. Francis,
chairman and II. M. Dulau and
.1. It. McDarris; Publicity commit
tee; Howard Clapp,.!. L. Westmore
land, G. ('. Palmer, and B. F. Nes
hil; Public relations: Miss Bertha
Proflitl, Miss Helen Smith and Mrs.
It was pointed out the necessity
of informing the people that mil
lions are lacing starvation and
must lie given immediate help
from this country and this obliga
tion can bo mot only through con
servation of oil i. fats and wheat.
To Open Sheet
Wade Franklin, recently dis
charged veteran is opening a sheet
metal shop, next to the Waynes
ville Laundry. Since his discharge
from the army in October, Mr.
Franklin has boon connected with
the Hyeis Shoot Metal Works in
Hendci ioiivil le, where he has spe
cialized in the installation of oil
The new firm will be equipped
to make immediate installation of
guttering, of coal furnaces and
stokers as well as other shoot metal
work arid arc accepting orders for
oil and conversion burners.
They will he aide to install warm
air lieal jug plants, with air and
coal as well as roofing as soon
as material'; aic available.
W. C. Hawkins, of Highlands will
be connected with the shop. He
has been in the .sheet metal and
boating business for the past 18
prom. mi of conservation in the
A committee composed of
Carlton I). Weaihciby, C. N.
Allen, and Francis Massie was
appointed by Mr. Stovall to
meet the oflicrrs and assist
in drawing up the by-laws of
the newly organized group and
to formulate plans for the
launching of a membership
The organization will meet
on the second Monday of each
month at 8:00 o'clock In the
main court room of the court
house. All hunters and fisher
men and farmers arc invited
to attend Hie meetings'.
April 28th As
All Persons in County
Asked to Give Canned
Food For Nations Now
The Haywood County Ministerial
Association voted at their meeting
held on Monday at Long's Chapel,
Lake Junaluska, to sponsor a coun
ty wide collection of canned food
in all the churches of I lie county
to be distributed by the United
Nations Relief and Rehabilitation
Administration to the hungry peo
ples of foreign lands.
The Association has designated
Sunday, April 28th, as the day
when all the people in the county
attending services will he asked t-
bring to their churches as much
canned food as they feel I hey can
afford lo spare. Only food :n tin
cans will be acceptable, as (bis
kind is the only type that can be
packed and shipped. Those not
able to attend church services are
also asked to make contributions
and send them in by others.
The following committee wan
named from the Ministerial Asso
ciation to have charge of the col
lections: Rev. Malcolm R. William
son, Rev. Walter West, Rev. Carl
Judy and Rev. L. G. Elliott.
Central depots have been desig
nated as follows: The First Meth
odist church, Waynesville, the First
Baptist church, Clyde, and the Cen
tral Methodist church, of Canton.
All the pastors in the county are
being requested to set up a com
mittee in their local churches
whose duty it will be to sec that
the food is brought in on April
28th and then delivered to one of
the designated depots where it will
be packed and shipped.
"This is a united effort on the
part of all the Christian people of
Haywood county to come to the
rescue of 4.he people who through
no fault of their own are crying
for food. Surely every person in
this wonderful county can give a
can or more and help save a life,"
said Rev. Williamson, president of
the county association in his an
nouncement of the drive.
The program of the meeting on
Monday was featured by a talk
given by Rev. Paul Townscnd, who
told the group of his experience
as a chaplain In the U. S. Navy
during the recent war.
A revision of the roll of I be Hay
wood county association was made
the first of the month and contain;
the following members: The Rev
erends H. E. Benfield, E. P. Billups.
Major Cecil Brown, G. B. Culbreth,
S. R. Crockett, L. G. Elliott, C. H.
Greene, Cecil L Heckard, C. W.
Judy, R. A. Kelly, Dr. F. S. Love,
D. O. Mclnnis, Doyle Miller, Ever
ett Murray, C. O. Newell, Mrs. CO.
Newell, T. H. Parris, Mrs. Rosalie
A. West, C. A. Ramsey, W. M.
Robblns, O. L. Robinson, John E.
Rowell, W. B. West, M. R. William
son, Paul Townscnd, Capl. Lillian
Blackburn, and C. D. Sawyer.
Scruggs' Cafe, located on Main
and Brown avenue, Hazelwood. ha,
been purchased by Charlie Wood
ard and Finnic Timbes, who are
now operating the eating place un
der the name of Charlie's tit ill.
The Grill which was opened in
August of 1015 by Earl It, Scruggs
is located in he building formerly
occupied by the Hazelwood theater
and has a seating rapacity of from
65 to 70. It is being completely
renovated by the new owners, in
cluding the installation of new
The hours of serving are from
6 a. m. to 9 p. m. every dav in
the week, with food prepared by
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Electricity To Be
Off Four Hours
The Carolina Power & Light
Company announces that electric
ity will be off in Waynesville ro'i
Sunday, April 14Mfor a four hour
period, 1:30 p. m. to 5:30 p ro.
Electricity will be off in Hazel
wood, Lake Junaluska. R. F. A.
and Dayton Rubber Company fiom
1:30 p. m. to 2:00 p. m., and from
5:00 p. m. to 5:30 p. m.
The interruption of service is
being made to do maintenance
work on lines that could not be
done safely without diseonUiiuinj
service. . '