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The Waynesville mountaineer
Live within 20 miles of
Wayneeville their ideal
J'ubUshed In The County Seal Of Hay wood County At The Eastern Entrante
Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
No. 37 20 Pages
V A 1 1 CS ILL !., N. (. ., THCKSDAY, APRIL 18. 1946
rf the fl""8
officially opened the
m ' ..,,,-v campaign
$200 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
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hnlllll '1 meetings
iii,n at - o clock
rhftord y Brown.
f h wixirl County
vim;;-., the voters
miitiee of live ml
hi he elected a
a vice chairman,
shall he a woman.
H bo elected to 1 lie
ion ai tnrsc prernici
basis of one dele-
alternate lor each
fur governor in
tialnnal elect inn and
mrt one alternate for
ill voles over 7ft.
ol electing dele-
inc lo Hie rules of
ocralir parly, it was
meet int; nf the Vel-
lation will he held
tool tonight at 8:00
meeting similar to
already held is
week the third
rallies was held at
ischonl, with all can-
trd hy the veterans
laking hrief talks.
candidate for the
cntalivcs also spoke.
IMPAION H ERR
den, candidate for
here this week in
political leaders of
pt.v, who frankly told
trs tney were sup-
llden in Hie primary.
iiniiimced this week
Brown had been
manager for Hav-
fw in politics for dist church.
a gents from
Ion. Swain r-.rah-
f"1 and Rurke. held
meeting here in
f'ssinn was held in
"nvening at 10:0(1
ussion nointino mi.
ms m the Western
n,,lds of horticul-
farm agents were
' 1 01 Dairy PrnH.
I L ""He's Grill in
'"""nil the ar;rn,s
n 'he Statr. T.
P1 .riPP. director.
e ils establishment
unppr is cover-
this week the
,h the W. M n
!'X- fWoiHl SOC-
And Cantata To Be
Highlights Of Day
Representative c o ngregations
have been present fur the noon Pie-
Easter union services held at the
Inn dies here din ing the week
Today at 12 o'clock Rev. Walter
H. West, superintendent ot the
tVaynesville district ol the Melho
dist church will conduct the ser
vice. Services will also be conducted
t his morning at 9.30 at the liif li
school and at the same hour to
morrow as part of the week's pro
gram for the students.
Tlie Good Friday service lo be
held at (trace Episcopal will .start
at 12 o'clock tomorrow and con
tinue through 3 o'clock. The ser
vice will be continuous and the
public is invited to conic in and
out spending as much time as they
can give during those hours.
In the absence of the rector, the
Rev. Robt. G. Tatum, Charles San
borne, of Asheville, lay leader of
the Episcopal church, will be in
Other ministers taking part in
the union service will be Rev. M.
R. Williamson, Rev. E. P. Billups,
of Canton, Rev. Paul Townsend
and Rev. S. R. Crockett.
i ne annual sunrise Easier morn
ing service will be held at the
Cross overlooking Lake Junaluska
at 6 a. m. Sunday, sponsored by
(he Methodist Youth Fellowship
of Haywood county, with the youth
groups from all denominations
of the county invited to take part.
The public is urged to attend.
Miss Jessie Hipps, of Hockwood
Methodist church, will be in charge
of the program and will be assisted
by Cora Mae Worley, of Beaver-
dam and Miss Betty Lec Reno, of
First Church, Canton. Music will
be furnished by the Canton high
school glee club under the direc
tion of Miss May Marshbanks.
The Easter message will be pre-
len and Mr. Brown ' senled by Rev. George B. Culbrcth,
long friends and ' pastor of the Morning Star Met ho-
Sunday morning all the churches
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Annual C. of C.
Banquet Will Bo
Held On May 3rd
Plans have been completed for
the annual Chamber of Commerce
banquet to be held at the Hazel
wood school on Friday, May 3rd,
with former Governor J. Melville
Broughton the speaker of the eve
ning. The Hazelwood Parent-Teachers
will serve the banquet, starting
promptly at 7:00 o'clock.
The committee in charge of ar
rangements and the program is
composed of C. N. Allen, Charles
Ray, J. E. Massie, Leo Weill, and
The advance sale of tickets will
begin early next week, the com
mittee explained, with Leo Weill in
Approximately 30 out-of-town
guests will be invited.
Gommitiee Working On
4th Of July Program
Contract Made For
Rides To Be Set Up
Program at Hazelwood
The first step towards a counly
wide observance of the Fourth of
July came this week with the sign
ing of a contract for rides to be
crerted in Hazelwood for the week
of Independence Day.
Last fall a committee named by
the Boosters club, consisting of
Dr. It. Stuart Roberson, C. N. Allen
and R. L Prevost, set to work to
arrange for a county-wide program
for the Fourth. Agreements worked
out Mere that the Fourth of July
Claimed By Death
R. V. FI1K. well known business
man, who died Tuesday afternoon
at his home bete alter an ex'end
Last Rites Held
For R. V. Erk
Last riles will be held this aft
ernoon at 1:00 o'clock at St. John'.;
church for Reinhold Varnie Erk.
!)2, prominent business mand of
Waynesville, who died at his home
here on East street at 5:30 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon following a long
illness. Reverend Hugh Kennedy,
first assistant pastor of St. John's
will officiate. Burial will be in
Green Hill cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be:
William Medford. L. N. . Davis,
Marion Holeombe, R. L. Prevost,
(). H. Shellon, and Spaulding Un
derwood. Last night a Rosary service was
conducted at 7:30 o'clock at the
Garrett Funeral Home where the
body remained until the hour of
the funeral at St. John's church,
of which he was a member.
Mr. Erk was a native of lloines
dale, Pa., and was the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. William Frk, of
Pennsylvania and Waynesville. He
came here from Tampa, Fla., in
1033 and was associated with his
ralhcr in the F.rkraft Industries,
well known wood products com
pany. Following the death of his father
several years ago the son look over
the management of the plant which
manufactured a high grade of prod
ucts which were sold over the coun
try. Soon after his illness Mr.
Erk sold the plant in Hazelwood,
which was originally located on
Main street here.
Mr. Erk is survived by his widow,
wlio before her marriage was Miss
Rockwell, of New Orleans.
The Garrett Eueural Home will
be in charge of the arrangements.
program would be held in this end
of the county, and Labor Day in
Canton, w ilh all the county partici
pating in both programs.
The committee in announcing
the rides said there would not be
any side shows, carnival or gam
bling outfits connected with the
program in any way. "We have
contracted with a reliable concern
to operate four or five safe rides,
and no other concessions or shows
are in any way connected with the
outfil. II is similar in detail to
what Canton has every Labor Day,"
the spokesman said.
Other details will be worked out
in ample time, it was explained.
The Fourth this year comes on
Thursday. , v .
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Out Definite Need
Of Sidewalk On
Highway Nos. 19-2:5
The Boosters club in session
Thursday night enthused llie action
of the town board in seeking a
sidewalk along the highway from
Main street in Hardwood lo the
Dayton Rubber plant. The petition
asks thai the sidewalk be built
when the higliwav is widened this
Clyde Fisher, mayor of Hazel
wood, pointed out Hie increase loot
Irallic on the highway, and the
absence of any sidewalk makes
"this stretch of highway one of
the most dangerous in the slate."
The club voted nil, ininiciu.lv In
keep the matter before the atten
tion of the highway commission.
The 01 ganization also voted lo
sponsor a team in the Softball
league this summer.
During the program hour, the
membership was divided into two
teams and Rev. M. H. Williamson
conducted a Bible qui, asking each
member questions about the Bible.
The two teams were beaded by
Clyde Fisher and Dr. It. Stuart
Robinson. The latter's team won.
Mrs. Grady Farmer
Mrs. Grady Farmer was re-elected
president of the Hazelwood
Parent Teacher Association Tues
day night at a joint meeting of the
Hazelwood and Central Elemen
Other officers included Mrs.
Whitner Prevost. vice president.
Miss Mary Davis, secretary, and
Miss Daisy Boyd was re-elected as
During the business session, 'lie
association named Mrs. George
Bisrhoff and Miss Daisy Boyd as
delegates to the state convention
in Winston-Salem. The treasurer's
report showed $330 in the bank
No Solution Looms
For Meat Shortage
Move To New
And Larger Home
Several Pieces Of
Added To Dry
Owned By Shelby
Central Cleaners moved this
week from Main Street to their
new and enlarged home on Church
Street, the property bought last
year by Johnny Shelby, owner ol
the business. The building has
been renovated throughout, and
several pieces of new equipment
have been added.
The building was bought from
Senator William Smathers. It
faces 43 feet on Church street and
is 60 feet deep, with a full sized
All dry cleaning will be done in
the hasenrnt. with the press" and
Finishing work being done on the
A large fireproof boiler room
was constructed in the rear
of the building. An air vacuum
system to the presses is being in
stalled and will do away with the
noisy steam exhaust.
Some modern presses have been
installed .in addition to the' new
puff irons and modern dress dryers
which utilizes warm air to dry
garments quickly and smoothly.
Mr. Shelby said yesterday that
plans were to begin operations in
the new plant this week-end for
test runs, and be in full operation
"The addition of new equipment
and with more than twice our
former space, will enable us to in
crease production and greatly im
prove the quality of work," the
Mrs. Shelby will remain in
charge of the office and receiving
Monroe Redden Calls For Progressive
Shown here is
Friday, al which
benelici.il to the
man ol program commit lee, and
and local manager
Jack Frost Does
Little Damage To
The heavy 1 1 osls of I he pasl
week did little, if any damage,
lo Hie Haywood county apple
crop, according to III e county
agents, who made a survey of
the orchards following llie
drop in temperature.
Most of llie damage was on
tiees below the I'rost line,
while oichards thai were on
hillsides 01 on mountainous
lands seemed lo be very little
Seveial of I he ov. nei s of lli'
laiger orchards are uptime. tic
over their piospeels lor a good
crop and are of Hie opinion
thai the results of the frost
w ill be only a I binning on'
piocess and no actual damage,
aceoi ding lo I he c ouiity ago nl ..
This wed: faded lo bring any
develop. nrnls in the- rapidly
worsening meat shortage of thi..
area and the nation at large. T he
statement was made by .lamrs B
Vt.lger, secretary of the North Car
olina f ood Dealers Association ol
"ottlt (Vtiolina meat dealers ;ve
simply wailino In buy meal al (II'A
ceiling p. ices but such meat iia .n l
shown up," Mr. Volger sard. "Willi
the closing of Kill of the slate'-,
slaughter houses and the letal'rl':
delei mined to slav away li om the
black m.okel, il looks ;.s if th"
meat faioilli' is he. e lo sl.ty l.nlil
I II ' price idling adjust 1 1 lent . are
made which will allow legitimate
dealers to opeiale again wi'hoot
Meat eases here for Hie iiiosl
part had less meal than at any
lime, even during the war.
The slaughterers and packers
claim I hat they must have a wider
price margin between what thev
pav for uie.it and what Ihev sell il
for in order lo operate. If such an
adjustment is made, price ceilings
also will have lo he raised for the
retailers, Mr. Volger predicted.
In the meantime llie present
week ill Ibis area, as well as many
others to follow, will in all proba
bility be meatless ones.
The Haywood County Medical
Society and the Haywood County
Hospital slafT wilL meet tonight al
7:30 at the hospital nurses' honip.
Dr. C. N. Sisk. president, will pre
side over the meeting of the first
A business session of the county
society will precede a meeting of
llie hospital slalT.
Mrs. Annie McCracken, of Way
nesville, R.F.D. No. 1, is visiting
at 1727 N. Huntington, St., Arl
Monroe Redden, eandidale for Congress, addressing
tunc lie pointed mil the delinile need for action In
entire area. Shown at the speaker's table with Mr.
of Canton, W. Koy Francis, president of 'the dub,
Clifford K. Brown, chairman of
of Mr. Reddeu's campaign -
iOf Park On N. C. Side
Carl Goerch Will
Speak At Rotary
Banquet On 25th
Carl Goerch, well known publish
er, speaker, radio commentator and
author, will be the speaker for the
seuii annual ladies night of the
Kolaiy (lull here on Thursday.
The banquet will be held in the
dinim: loom of the Melhoili.sl
chinch, with the members ol llie
li..lein Sl ir serving the meal.
The banquet will begin at seven
o'clock The committee in charge
ol Hie event includes R B Daven
poit. ( hail man, Charle:. Ray and
1 Vuion Hyatt Wins
i Picture on page 2i
Aaron Hyatt, ion of Mr. and Mrs.
De-vr-y Hyatt, won second place in
the Oialoiical and Reading con
ic . I held last Friday al Lrnoir
Hbyue college, whit h is held each
year lor high school students of
Die westci n pai t of the stale.
He was awarded a silver medal,
having given the declamation. "A
Man Without a Country." the same
peoi h with which he won the DAR
medal in Fcbiuuy of this year.
I belt- was a l.uge number ol stu
dent . ciiioiing the contest in which
Hie local boy won second place.
I'. I, Miller, State
Director Test Farms,
F. E. Miller, director of the
North Carolina Slate Trst farm
.pent yesterday in town, Mr. Mil
ler made a online inspection ol 1 1 it.
lest t .t.iii located here, it was leai li
ed liom llowaid Clapp, director.
Meat Industry To Seek
Belief From OPA Rules
Caftlcmcn Will Ask
That Subsidies Be
Dropped, And New
Price Structure Made
A meeting of cattlp men, butch
ers and packers is scheduled lo be
held in Asheville at the new lo
haceo warehouse near Hie Ashe
ville Slork Yards at 10:30 Friday
morning, the l!)th. The meeling is
being held al the suggestion of
W. Kerr Scott, Stale Commissioner
Similar meetings have already
been held in other seel ions of ' he
slate and resolutions adopted rela
tive lo recent rulings of the OPA
regarding the cattle and befe situa
tion. Mr. Ikott feels that the future of
Action In District
the Waynesville Rotary Club last
many projects 1 li.it would prove
Redden aie fimn lelt lo right, Sam
Mr. Redden, W. Curtis lluss, chair
Haywood County Dcmoci'.ftic Executive
Mountaineer photograph by Wallace
Rotarians There Will
Be No Progress
"Now Is the tune for action, and
not a lone lo be asleep at the
switch." Mom oe Redden, candidate
for congiess liom the 12lh district,
told Rolai laus I. re F riday in dis
cussing I In- mim e development
ol Weslein No. II. Carolina.
'"I'lii ie will be no progress with
out action,'' be conlnuted as he
pointed out llie accomplishments
in Tennessee in the development
of the Pai I:
Mr. Redden included in his dis
i ussion the progress made in agri
culture and industry in H?ywood.
His addiess. in pait. was as follows:
"Sometime ago I tallied to the
Civil. in ( lull at Canton on the sub
led ' llavvood Counlv," and upon
my return In ag .in address citizens
of Ibis counlv I find (his same sub
led too . I intei c ting to me per
sonally. I or thai reason I wijh
to continue a di uv.ion about your
great i ini.it v which, geographically,
is one ol the best located in the
' Iheie aie many things of inter
est in 1 1,1 . ,, o, k County to the out
sider. ami I poMcive thai the resi-
ol your county do not fully
iale the vast wealth they
I do not .efer solely to
..HI. ... doll. is and cents
I hi .
, ,, . ion sc, g. eat. But your
. hl.ewi .e, possesses a great
! oll!ei .l,l
1 lo a Mali
w hu h would do credit
i leuioiies older. In
, fad. I doubt II...
I all Wliel 0 v, II,,'
I abo lid. I ol wit h i
there is a people
life is more
oial courage, ln
t 1 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 I - spirit
loyalty In the r ail'
believe, than (he
... in which they
people of Hay
wood ( 'omit;, , (
gi eat pi ide j n re
county to dis'-uss
urning to your
a few of the
things of iiilciesl.
"You have long been a commun
'Conliinied on page 2 2nd sectionl
horn llie business in the slate m
eriouslv threatened and that
the entire industry has drifted into
a most chaotic state.
The commissioner of agriculture
plans lo be present al (be meeting,
which will also be attended by
T. I.enoir Gwyn and Harry Hamil
ton, beef cattle specialists with
the North Carolina Department of
Everyone interested jn the pro
duction or sale of beef eallle or
beef eallle pniduds is invited to
attend the meeling.
Resolutions- have been adopted
at other meetings containing the
following points Sec. I and II:
"We as citizens of North Caro
lina interested in the production
i Continued on Pase Eight)
Every Office In
Republicans Have One
Contest In Constables
Race In East Fork
PICTURES OF 18 CANDIDATES
ON PAGE EIGHT SECTION ONE
Thirty-one Democratic candidat
es are seeking the nomination for
31 offices in the Haywood May pri
mary. There are contests for all county
offices except coroner and board of
education. The field, of candidates
is limited to two for each office,
except for member of board of
county commissioner where three
are running with two to be elected.
In the district, three candidates are
out for solicitor.
The Republicans of the county
have only one contest and that is
in East Fork township.
The Democratic constable race
In Waynesville has four candidates
seeking the post.
The candidates filed with the
board of elections are:
Monroe Redden, Democrat.
Zebulon Weaver, Democrat.
Guy Weaver, Republican.
Dan K. Moore, Democrat.
W. Roy Francis, Democrat.
Thad Bryson, Democrat.
William Medford, Democrat.
J. R. Boyd, Sr., Democrat.
Glenn C. Palmer, Democrat,
R. E. Sentelle, Democrat.
Guilder Bonsdall, Republican.
CLERK OF COURT
C. H. Leatherwood, Democrat.
Joe Sloan. Democrat.
J. T. Powell, Republican.
REGISTER OF DEEDS
Bryan D. Medford, Democrat.
Mark Ferguson. Democrat.
Bill Boyd, Republican.
R. V. Welch, Democrat.
Fred Campbell, Democrat.
Rex Mitchell, Republican.
Sebe Taylor Bryson, Democrat.
J. E. Ferguson, Democrat..
Max Thompson, Republican.
CHM. BD. COMMISSIONERS
George A. Brown, Jr., Democrat.
George F. Plott. Democrat.
W. A. Bradley. Republican.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
J. R. Hipps, Democrat.
J. Ray Byers, Democrat.
D. J. Noland, Democrat.
Dave B. Mann, Republican.
Elmer (Red) Miller. Republican.
Homer V. Cagle, Democrat.
J. Frank Pate, pemocrat.
Horace Mehaffey, Democrat.
Scth Grogan, Republican.
Sam H. Kelley, Democrat.
Sherod Conard, Democrat.
Clarence (Foxyl Edwards. Demo
crat. A. F. Arrington. Democrat.
W. C. Sutton, Democrat.
EAST FORK CONSTABLE
J. B. Heatherly, Democrat.
Shay Henson, Republican.
Weldon Heatherly, Republican.
Dr. Robert Peter Walker, 73,
former pastor of the Waynesville
Presbyterian church died lar.t
Wednesday, April 101 h in the Pres
byterian Hospital, Charlotte, where
lie had been ill since last Decem
ber. Funeral services were con
dueled at the Douglas and Sink's
mortuary al 11:30 o'clock Thur-.d.iy
morning in Charlotte with Rev.
Jonas Barclay, officiating.
The body was taken to McCor-
miek, S. C, where il remained at
(Continued on Pag Eight)
Mrs. Dewey Hyatt
Opens Dress Shop
Mrs. Dewey Hyatt has opened
a ladies' ready-to-wear shop in
Hazelwood, on Main street, next to
the post office. The firm will be
known as Annie's Shop.
Mrs. Hyatt has put in a stock
of popular brands of merchandise,
of many types and colors.