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Published Twioe-aWeek In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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day fur "lllk" 11
lislricl manager ot
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or milk, ami riRlit
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hi" the official con-
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in order to meet
md (or dairy pro
n the past 15 years
in North Car-
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ot even producing
Fly that demand.
than 4 million
milk was shipped
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products, such as
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income for the
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Fit For A Queen
CAUFORNIANS may claim that this
photo was taken with the aid of a
magnifying lens, but Selma Rocker,
Orange Festival queen of Bartow,
Fla. says that the citrus fruit hap
pens to bo much bigger this year
than ever before. (International)
A large number of friends at
tended the joint funeral services
which were conducted Sunday aft
ernoon at 2:30 at the Crawfrod
Funeral Home for Mrs. Mattie
Caldwell Queen, 53, who died at
her home here at 1 o'clock Wednes
day and her daughter, Mrs. Lucile
K. Smith, 32, who died Tuesday
at her home in Sophia, West Vir
ginia. Rev. Jarvis Underwood officiat
ed at the double rites and burial
followed in Green Hill cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers for Mrs.
Queen were Bryan Medford, R. V.
Welch, Wade Noland, Hugh Leath
erwood, Earl Ferguson, and George
A. Brown, Jr.
Pallbearers for Mrs. Smith were:
Jack Messer, Charles Metcalfe,
Walter Crawford, Sam Kelley and
Grover C. Davis.
George Queen, husband of Mrs.
Queen and father of Mrs. Smith
was called to Sophia on account
of the critical illness of his daugh
ter and upon his arrival there
received a message of the serious
illness of his wife at home. He
hurried back to Waynesville and
both his wife and his daughter
died while he was en route.
Mrs. Queen is survived by her
husband; two sons, Rufus Queen
of Ashcville, and Montgomery
Queen of Waynesville; one daugh
ter, Mrs. Wilsie Harrell of Oak
Hill, West Va.; seven brothers,
Cleveland, Houston, Lawson, As
bury and George Caldwell, all of
Mrs. Smith is survived by her
children, her father and one sister,
and two brothers.
The Cradwford Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.
In Charge Of Program
County Medical Meet
The regular meeting of the Hay
wood County Medical Society will
take place Thursday night at the
nurses home of the Haywood Coun
ty Hospital, according to Dr. Mary
Michal, secretary of the county
Dr. J. R. Westmoreland, of Can
ton, will be in charge of the pro
gram. AH members are urged to
! if fe
Civil Air Patrol
The county board of commission
ers yesterday afternoon authorized
members of the Haywood Civil Air
Patrol units to contact an inspec
tor of the Civil Aeronautical Hoard
to send an inspector here to check
several sites in Haywood for the
proposed modern airport.
The board of commissioners re
ceived Hi petitions containing more
than 300(1 names of Haywood resi
dents .asking that consideration be
given to the airport project.
Herbert liraren and Herbert
Buchanan, both leaders of the Civil
Air Patrol units of the county, for
mally presented the petitions to
Plans are for the county in co
operation with the towns of the
county to match dollar-for-clollar.
federal funds for acquiring the
lands and construction of the air
port. Leaders of the project feel that
the inspector can gel here within
the next week or so, and make his
formal recommendations to the
officials. Several sites have been
selected in the county by local
men, but no announcements have
been made as to their location,
pending the official inspection of
the federal man.
Interest has been growing on the
project since the petitions were
first circulated several weeks ago.
The matter lias been discussed at
several civic meetings, and with
groups throughout the county
Some of Haywood's largest tax
payers have endorsed the plan, and
are urging that everything be done
to push the project to completion.
The board of commissioners were
favorably impressed with the inte
rest being shown by the public.
The admisory committee of the
Waynesville Players, summer the
ater group, composed of players
from Tampa, Fla., New York and
Chicago, met in the office of the
Chamber of Commerce on Friday
night for the purpose of thrash
ing out certain policies and plans
for cooperation with Maurice Geof
fry, director of the group. Paul
McElroy, chairman of the com
mittee presided and Mrs. John
Taylor was elected secretary of
Miss S. A. Jones, secretary of
the Chamber of Commerce out
lined the plans for the presenta
tion of several plays and made
recommendations to the committee
which in turn will be placed be
fore the director, Mr. Geoffry.
Plans were discussed at length
for the special fcautrcs to be in
cluded on the opening night, which
will be completed upon the arrival
of the director of the group.
The plays, opening here the mid
dle of July, are to be presented
in the auditorium of the Waynes
ville Township high school in co
operation with M. H. Bowles,
Waynesville district school super
intendent. Special scenery and lighting
equipment is to be installed in
the auditorium for the series of
plays. The necessity of some out
side lighting arrangements was also
discussed at the meeting here on
Camp Adventure at Lake Juna
luska, opens Wednesday for the
sixth season, with an enrollment
of 130 campers and 50 members
on the staff, according to Harold
M. Patrick, owner and operator of
the camp. .
The camp is fully booked for the
season, and all indications are that
the facilities will be taxed to ca
pacity all season, Mr. Patrick said.
New Equipment Needed
To Improve Telephone
Service In Waynesville
RESIDING In Burlingame, Cal., Mrs.
Dixie Watson has learned that her
husband, Major David Watson, has
been taken Into custody by the
Army Provost Marshal In Frank
furt, Germany. The Major Is held In
connection with the theft of $1,500,
000 worth of Jewels belonging to the
House of Hesse. (international)
Increase 10 pc.
A general increase of 10 per cent
in telegraph rales went into ef
fect at noon last Wednesday, it was
reported at the local office.
In addition to this increase the
basic rate charge for night lellersj
to the four most distant rate ones j
has been adjusted upward and the.
handling ( barge for money orders
has also been increased. The )nj
per cent additional charge will be :
on telegram's serial messages, day .
letters, night letters and money i
order message tolls.
Western Union has discontinued I
the free forwarding of telegrams ,
and money orders, the tourate tele- j
gram, longrams, and serial long-
rams. However, there is no in-j
crease on special rate money or- i
dei s for servicemen and women j
or on homeward-bound telegrams j
and commercial, government, and
Formor Resident, Who Left At Age Of
11, Makes First Visit In 59 Years
Sam L. Herren, resident of Lewis
county, Washington, native of Hay
wood county, who left here at the
age of 11 years with his parents,
the lafe Mr. and Mrs. Judson Her
ren, 53 years ago, is in town re
newing acquaintances with friends
and familiar spots.
I can still locate a lot of places
I remember well the location of
the Baptist church on the Rich
property, I lie Presbyterian church,
the old National Hotel, now the
Dunham House, and the Judge
Gudger property (home of Mrs.
Chas K. Quinlam. I went to school
in the old Academy on property
of which now stands the Methodist
church," said Mr. Herren, who was
accompanied here by his son, Dr.
Thos. Herren, of Kelso, Wash., w ho
is making his first visit.
"I can still locate a lot of places,
older boys I went to school with.
Bob, Jule and Pinkney Welch, and
Alaney Hyatt. We used to walk
the railroad to school. I was born
at the old Newt Brendle. place on
the Balsam road. I guess one rea
son I remember the older boys
best is because I hail so much
trouble keeping up with them on
the crossctics of the railroad," he
"I am surprised at a lot of
changes, but then I realize that in
59 years people would have to
make some progress. I can't get
used to the small patches of farm
ing land as compared to our coun
try out in Washington state. My
son wanted to know what a hay
, In Number of Calls
Is Strain on Local
I OHicc Facilities
Waynesville's telephone facilities
are now slieiched to the point
where further expansion depends
upon the installation of new
switchboards and addilloual wire
lines . Because such equipment is
still diffi nil to gel, those in charge
of the local of I ice do not look for
any relief to the present congested
situation until this autumn.
Receivers are being supplied in
large enough (plant it ies to place
new telephones in many homes.
During May 70 insinuations were
made in Waynesville, and three
party lines were receiilly placed
in rural areas.
Separate number:; for new lines
will shortly be impossible, ex
plains Mrs. I.aura Hcardiin, chief
operator at the local exchange.
Practically all of the plugs on the
present switchboards are taken up
by subscribers and persons desiring
new phones are getting them by
the eompanying finding where one
can be connected on a party line.
At the end of May the service
representative, Mrs. Kay Toy, re
ports that L 1 H applications lor
phones were on record. "We are
getting to these people as fast as
possible, and our two service men
are installing telephones more than
New Rural Lines
Two of the new rural lines were
placed in llatcliffe Cove, with Hi
telephones installed, and one line
with five phones up Fairview road.
Another party line in Allen's Cieck
has six receivers. Other rural
communities will be serviced as
fast as equipment becomes avail
able. This woi k is done by H. P
Sull'iilield, Jr., and T. II. Kent.
"All of us at the office greatly
appreciate the patience of our peo
pie in Waynesville," remarked Mrs.
Reardon. "We know the service
is not as good as they would like,
but until we get new central of
fice equipment it isn't possible to
Herords show a marked increase
in the number of rails. In a com
parative period from June of 191.')
with the present month the aver
age daily local rails jumped from
fi.917 to ll.Slfi: rural rails from
22G to 3'iD, and long distance from
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stack we aw could be, for here
you put around 25 pounds while
lout, in Washington we think noth
' ing of slacking 100 pounds of hay,"
he eont inued.
Desipte the changes and Im
provements, Mr. Herren says he
would never be content to leave
i bis present location in the West,
! as he has been completely adopted
by his resident state, but he hopes
to return again soon,
i "My son is greatly impressed
with this section and would like
! to return. In fact I believe he is
getting more kirk than I am out
I of seeing people and places he has
! heard me talk about," he contin
ued. Mr. Herren will visit relatives in
j Franklin, where he has a wide fam
ily connection, his mother having
been a Siler before her marriage.
! He has been the guest in Waynes-
viile of his cousin, Mrs. John L.
i Davis. He is a nephew of the late
: J. P. and W. A. Herren, Mrs. Ev
' crctt Miller, and Thos. Siler of
! this section and has many cousins
j in the area including Mrs. I. J.
j Mr. Herren has been extensively
engaged in large farming interests
! in the West and for the past 17
years has been with the Washing-
' ton Farm Mutual Insurance com-
nanv. He and Mrs. Herren have
five children and in addition to
Dr. Herren are: George H. and
Archie Herren, of Chehalis; Mrs.
Pauline Sabin and Mrs. Josephine
Ogclesby of Kelso, and they have
T" T- "T" T
Head July Fourth Program
, "T'V-aT V' "
li. L. PHKVOST, left Is general chairman ot the county -vviiie Fourth
of Julv observance- which will be staged at the Inch school grounds
here Ibis vcar. Dr. K. Stuart Hoberson, right, i. ch.iu n of the pro
gram. Modern rides will be brought here and opei.iled live nights,
.starling July 2nd.
T. L. Gwyn Says End Of
Subsidy Vill Hit Beef
The decision of the Commodity
Credit Corporal inn to discontinue
beef cattle production payments
on June 30 will "undoubtedly serve
to discourage further the produc
tion of beet caltle in North Caro
lina," according to Lenoir Gwyn,
State Agriculture Department cat
tle marketing specialist.
He expressed the opinion that
ceiling prices on live cattle and
dressed beef should be removed
simultaneously with the withdrawal
of the subsidy.
In announcing discontinuance of
the subsidy, CCC declared that
the following rules would be ob
served in making payments:
1. In the ease of a feeder
slaughterer applying lor payment
under the program, a beef animal
otherwise eligible will nut be eligi
ble for payment unless slaughtered
before midnight June .'10.
2. In the case of a feeder who
sells directlv to a slaughterer for
slaughter, a beef animal otherwise
eligible will not be eligible for
payment unless sold before mid
night, June 30, to the slaughterer
3. The feeder who sells to a
person other than a slaugliterei
will not receive payment unless
the animal is delivered before mid
night of June 30.
4. All applic ations for beef cat
lie production payments must be
submitted to the ronnty office not
later than August 31.
Gwyn said that "while the pay
ment of the subsidy of 50 rents
per hundred pounds does not
amount to a great deal, it has acted
as a stimulus to produce better
beef and heavier carcasses."
"The country is jur-t now waking
up to the furl that while the United
States i-, strong on rattle numbers,
its is woefully sboit on finished
rattle ready for market," declared
Wife Of Fines
Creek Man To Be
Buried In Ala.
Mrs. Lester Brown Kukpatiirk,
27, wife of Paul William Kirk
Patrick, of the Fines Creek seel ion
died at the Haywood County Hos
pital at II o'clock yesterday morn
ing, and the body lay in state at
the home until this morning when
it was taken to Sycamore, Ala., for
Mrs. Kirkpalrick is a native of
Sycamore, Ala., and the daughter
of J. T. Brown, and the late Mrs.
Brown of Talladega, Ala.
Surviving are her husband, one
son. Terrace Lee Kirkpatrirk: her
father; three sisters. Miss Mary
Brown. Miss Nancy Brown and
Mrs. Martin Patterson, all of Syca
more, Ala., three brothers, Carl.
Oliver, and I. D. Brown, also of
The Crawford Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. James R. Thomas and her
daughter, Mrs. Odin Buell, of
Buellton, Calif., left Monday for a
visit to friends and relatives in
Raleigh and Charleston, S. C.
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All Business To
Suspend For The
Fourth Of July
II was decided at a loeelmg of
the coiuuiltlee coinposed of repre
sentatives 1 1 urn the Chamber of
Commerce and I he Merchants As
sociation to have all stores 111 the
aiea rem. mi open all day Wednes
day. July 3nl, I'lior to the big
celebration to be held I be follow
ing day, July lib, national holi
day. The dei i mil u ,i . made due to
the l.ii I thai Willi the shortage of
fund at I In , I , and t he crowded
ii ,nl 1 1 1 ,n . nl llie huh K, boarding
liuuses, anil rue .1 leai .e, and eat
ing pi. nr.. 1 1 . 1 1 il wis a necessity
fin- the liar . in Hie community
In remain opi n bu the convenience
of Ihr shoppci .
It v. a , al o agi red at I he meeting
that an. holnlav i onimg on Thurs
day that all 'tmr. lemain open
the piddling it. n and thereafter
as usual on Wcdia lav.
Action w.i. .'i o taken last No
vember by I he Mi i chant. Associa
tion and Hi' Chamber of Com
ineicc that lit c a e of any hoi i
day coming on Sunday that the
stoic , mi i e not to close on either
Saliirilay in Miunl.iv.
Larh lie n haul i. in'tlllcted to
publish hi hi a ' I v ci I i .rmcnl . t hat
be would be i I,, a il on the 4th of
Julv and ii main open all day
Wcdni da . I ,,ii h one is also to
have (aid. pinilid lor di splay to
I hi '. did I to be pi, e rd in a promi
nent loi at ion in t he store.
'I o o i t.e ,e mi if -. in the
. omit . hool , ha c been filled,
I hi i e no" i cm. , i in ii : " I yet to be
aippi icd 1 1 a l".i i lied vc-tei'day
In lad. Mi . i county supei in
tend III ol c ! 1 1 at loll
Mi , Lei ( liapmaii. o Clyde,
has In i ii ii, deal and incepted a
ppsil ion to I ,.' 1 1 in t he Clyde
Mis Nellie I lani-.lin. of Canton,
has been added In the faculty of
the Bethel school ..
Olhcr eh-riion, and now pend
ing, according in Mr Messer, to All
the remainm vacancies.
j Dress Shirt Sale Friday
Cleans Out Store Here
Many a father around Waynes
ville celebrated l athers Day in a
new dress shirt.
Crowds lined up at Belk-Hud-son's
Friday alternoon and Satur
day morning and cleaned out all
20" dozen dress shirts in stock.
Most of the patrons were able to
get the kind of shirt they wanted,
and several took sport shirts. The
store management will announce
when the next shipment arrives.
Of Hazel wood
Is Sponsoring Events,
To Have Rides
A full 14-hour progcain ha been
completed for the first annual
county-wide Fourth of July cele
bration at the high school grounds.
It was announced Jointly this week
by R. L. Prevost, general chairman,
and Dr. R. Stuart Roberson, uro
gram chairman. The event is be
ing sponsored by the Hazelvvood
Boosters Club, with the enlire
county participating. Business will
suspend for the day.
Contracts have been signed for
a firm to bring In five modern
rides for t he week of July Fourth.
These rides will begin operating
on July 2 and continue through
July 0th. Outside of the rides,
there will only be places serving
food, it was announced. A" food
places will be operated by the Hay
wood Veterans of Foreign War:;
organization. No gambling place)
or side shows will be permitted.
The Boosters Club will use the
money made for rides for community-wide
such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts
and school improvements.
"Our Fourth of July program
will be similar in detail to the suc
cessful events staged every Labor
Day by the Lions Club in Canton.
Through an arrangement with Can
ton, this end of the county will
put on the county-wide Fourth of
July program, and on Labor Day
a county-wide program will b
staged at Canton," R. L'. t'revv;t
explained. "This seems to he (he
most co-operative way, and gives
all of us an opportunity to visit
each other on the holidays."
While the rides will operate
every night from July 2nd through
the fith, the only formal program
will begin at 10 o'clock on the
morning of July Fourth, Dr. Hober
son explained. Included in the
day's events will be a baseball
game between Canton and Waynes
ville, an all-star Softball game be
tween the two towns, numerous
athletic contests, sing.ng, band
concerts, and about II o'clock Mon
roe Hedden, Democratic nominee
for Congress from this distilct,
will deliver the address of tho
day at the high school stadium.
The rides will be erected just
outside the athletic field next to
the Junior high building. Thii
will enable ball games to be played
without interference from the
rides. Ample parking facilities w ill
Members of the Boosters Club
will have charge of selling ticket
to the various rides. This part of
the program Is under the super
vision of William Chambers, Sr.
Other members of the (oinmi
tee include C. N. Allen, C. K.
Weatherhy and W. Curtis Rum.
Revival Closes Sunday
At Church in Canton
The Rev. J. A. Wood of Gatonia.
served as principal speaker during
the homecoming day program held
by the Wesleyan Methodist church
al Canton, Sunday afternoon
This served as a closing address
to the revival which had heen go
ing for the previous 10 days and
was given especially to dedicate
the church parsonage. The par
sonage, a seven-room, modern
frame house, was begun hy the
Rev. J. Walden Tysinger, a former
pastor, and was completed and
freed of all debt by the present
pastor, the Rev. C. A. Ham ,cv .
Among those discharged from
the Waynesville area during tho
past week were:
Jack O'Neil, fireman first ela:s,
from navy at Camp Shelton, Va.
William Mae Fish, seaman first
class, from navy at Camp Shelton,
Nathaniel Mehaffey, CM third
class, from navy at Camp Shelton,
Fred Moore, seaman first class,
from navy at Jacksonville, Fla.
Among the men discharged from
the Canton area during the past
Sergeant W. N. (Bill) Freel, Jr.,
from the army airway command.
Harry W, Sherrill from navy.