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Now Published Twico-A-Week - Every Tuesday and Friday
The Waynesville Mountaineer
fcr r r-
Uess Uopes To
Assembly As Religious
Defending the Russian masses as
"deeply religious" and explaining
the attitude in other nations that
deny this, a Russian-born minister
who adopted the name of his con-
verier, Alexander htaccy, spoKe
from the Lake Junaluska pulpit
Sunday morning on the subject,
"Religion and the Church in Russia
'The anti-religious attitude of
the Government", he stated, "was
not caused by the church, but was
inherent in the doctrine of Marx
ism adopted by the Government.
A Communist is a person who must
not only live without religion but
he must be anti-religious.
"If some intellectuals showed a
tendency towards atheism, the mil
lions of plain Russian peasants
stood by the Church . . . The early
attitude of the Orthodox clergy was
definitely negative toward the new
regime, and that was the main rea
son of the early persecution of the
church. Later, the government
was convinced of the loyalty of the
clergy, restored all citizen rights
to them; guaranteed freedom of
worship, and by 1942 Stalin sus
pended all anti-religious propagan
da." Dr. Staccy holds degrees in theol
ogy and philosophy from Hartford
University, and is pastor of a Meth
odist church in Craryville, N. Y.
He will speak Sunday morning and
evening at the Assembly, which al
ready records the largest attend
ance in history at this early date.
Saturday morning the 375 boys
and girls attending the W. N. C.
conference disbanded their 5-day
assembly after an impressive dedi
cation service Friday evening.
This week the young people from
18 to 23 will have their assembly,
with the Rev. Dr. D. D. Holt of
Durham and Rev. Paul Townsend
of Waynesville conducting morning
and evening services.
Tax collections on real and per
sonal property in the Town of
Hazelwood lack only five per cent
of being complete for the current
tax year, with two months remain
ing for taxes to be paid.
Property in Hazelwood is assess
ed at a value slightly in excess of
$800,000, which at the present tax
rate brings approximately $13,000
to the Town. At the first of this
week, acording to Mayor Clyde L.
Fisher, tax collections were 94.8
per cent completed.
Collections In both Waynesville
and Hazelwood have been better
than in other years.
Rotary Club Changes
Their Meeting Place
The Waynesville Rotary Club will
meet Friday at Wayncsvilla, on the
Asheville road, at 1 o'clock.
The club will meet at Wayne
villa for the present Instead of
The Maples, due to sufficient room
at the latter.
Joe Davis Is Installed
As New Lions President
New officers for the coming year
ere installed Thursday night by
the Waynesville Lions Club in a
well-attended meeting at the
With installation ceremonies
conducted by Jack Felmet, past
President, Joe Davis began his term
as incoming president. Paul Davis,
John Edwards and Ben Phillips
were installed as first, second and
third vice-presidents, respectively.
The new tailtwister is Owen
Robers, secretary, Lloyd Kirkpat
nck; treasurer, Lawrence Leather
wood; and one new director for a
thrce-yenr term, Jim Killian, were
Standard PRINTING Co
220 S First St
Published Twicc-a-Wcek In The County
r- r m
Their Kin Piloted the Bomber
1 1 iWiM gtin MlilliHi ii T il iii
Pictured with one of the many congratulatory telegrams from friends
and neighbors in their Hempstead, N. Y. home are Mrs. Caroline Swan
cut t (left I, mother of Major Woodrow P. Swancutt, and his sister,
Mrs. Ralph M. Sloan. Major Swancutt piloted the B-29 that dropped
the Atom Bomb at Bikini.
Sunday afternoon was quiet on
the streets of Waynesville, for some
thing big was happening al a little
atoll in the Pacific that kept large
numbers of people near their
Finally, word came that The
Bomb had dropped.
It was July 1st across the interna
tional date line where a fleet of 73
vessels lay in the waters off Bikini.
Some 34,000 people, scientists and
military, were near-by as Operation
Crossroad reached its climax after
months of preparation. Devices
had been installed to test the ef
fects of this new, dreaded explosive
on ships, army and navy material,
and a selection of live animals
tethered aboard the combat and
Among the crowd of onlookers
was al least one Waynesville youth,
Joseph Milner, gunner's mate, third
class, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frances C. Milner, who was aboard
the USS Wilson.
Local telephone calls were in
creasing in numbers as Waynesville
people joined in the excitement.
That afternoon was the busiest
of any Sunday remembered by per
sonnel at the local exchange.
Afler two practice runs over the
huge target, Maj. Woodrow P.
Swancutt headed the B-29 "Dave's
Dream" towards the armada for a
third tune. The visibility cleared,
and the bombardier, Maj. Harold
H. Wood, released his load, a
Nagaski-lype alom bomb. It was
9 a. in. Bikini time 5 p. m. in
Clouds of smoke billowed up to
34,000 feet heighth in the flash
that followed the bomb's explosion.
When it settled down, preliminary
examinations of the damage to the
target showed two transport ships
sunk, a destroyer capsized, 11 other
vessels damaged or afire. No vis
ible destruction to the heavy cap
Admiral W. H. P., Blandy, in
charge of the operation, announced
that "The bomb drop was a suc
cess." Laboratory work testing the
radio-active materials, vapors, pic
tures and shock reaction will give
further data as to whether this
new force can be put to peacetime
formally placed in office.
"Helping others" will be the
rlub's slogan during the coming
year, announced by the new prei
dent in his acceptance remarks. He
spoke with enthusiasm about the
future work of the group, and said
that the next meeting would be on
July 11 at a place to be announced
Mr. Felmet commended the out
going officers for their work and all
committee members for their co
operation in th Lions program. He
added that their fullest support
would be given the new leaders.
Seat Of Haywood County At
foc Prices As OP A Dies
Citizens Tense When
Drops Near Bikini Atoll
Stores To Remain
The eustoinary half-holiday
on Wednesday afternoon for
Waynesville and Hazelwood
business houses will not he
observed Wednesday, it was
announced by the Merchants
Association recently. All busi
ness places will remain open
all day Wednesday and will
be closed all day Thursday in
ovservancc of the Fourth of
Some eatine places will ob
serve Sunday hours Thursday,
while others will remain open
June Breaks Birth Record
Haywood County Hospital
The month of June broke all
previous records at the Haywood
County Hospital in a similar period
with 86 babies ushered into this
world - the largest number to make
their entrance in one month,
Wednesday, Hie 2(ilh, was one of
the busiest days ever recorded
with nine new arrivals.
Since last Wednesday through
yesterday morning twenty young
citizens were entered on the hos
pital records as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Howard, of
Hendersonville, announce the birth
of a son on June 26.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Black, of
Waynesville, Route 1, announce the
WITH THE FIRST HOT SPEll of Summer, Cnn-'y I'-'-i pr'n hrriins to count its refugees from Manhattan by
the millions. When this picture was trUen. ti o.i'-.il tabula'.ion showed more than 1,000,000 crowded on
the world-famous beach. Looking them over liom a p nt of vantage on a parachute jump are two pretty
New York girls who. try, to get as high as the) can ov.i ua beat wave. - .(international)
The Eastern Entrance Of The
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, JULY ,
r - y i..tt L
MAJOR HAROLD WOOD, 30, of
Bordentown, N. J., was bombardier
of the B-29 that dropped the
Atomic Bomb among I he fleet of
73 ships off Bikini Aloll Monday
morning (S:U0 p. m. Sunday local
Wagon Builder Is
Back After Forty
F. K. Presnell was back in
Waynesville this week alter being
.away for forty years. Mr. I'rcsnell
was" foreman of the Richland Wa
gon Company here when he left 40
years ago to go to the state of
Washington. He held the posilion
as foreman for 15 years, and made
his home with the late Mr. and Mrs.
D. M. Killian, owners of the plant.
He is now visiting children of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Killian.
Mr. Presnell finds few old land
marks that he remembers.
birth of a daughter on June '!6.
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Mint?,
of Waynesville, Route 1, announce
the birth of a daughter on June 26,
Mr. and Mrs. I. I), laibank, of
Waynesville, Route I, announce the
birth of a son on June 26.
Mr. and Mrs. Zenimery llaglcs,
of Clyde, Route 1, announce the
birth of a son on June 26.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Covington,
of Canton, announce the birth ol
a daughter on June 26.
Mr. and Mrs. I tins liurnrrtte, of
Waynesville, Route I , announce the
birth of a daughter on June 26.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jones, of
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YOU FIND THAT ONE IN A MILLION
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Department To Be
Completed By Firm
Within Next 10 Days
The 3011 employees of Wellco
Shoe Corporation are getting their
annual vacation with pay this week.
The plants will re-open on Monday
Those who have been with the
l"u in for five years receive four per
cent of their annual wages as vaca
tion pay. Those who have been
with the (inn shorter lengths of
time are paid in proportion.
The linn inaugurated the profit
sharing basis on July first, the
first industrial plant in this area
to go on such a plan.
Workmen are now pushing to
completion, a new shipping de
partment al the former F.rkralt
plant. The new department will
have 3,500 square feet of floor
space, and will be completed with
in the next ten days.
Meet Here July 8th
The Pigeon River District Scout
Committee will hold its monthly
meeting at the Presbyterian Church
in Waynesville al 8 p. in. July 8,
1946. llallett Ward of Lake Juna
luska, District Chairman, will pre
side. Reports will be heard from the
advancement, training, camping
and organization committees and
from the various Commissioners.
The Commissioners of this district
are William Medford, Louis K.
Gales, I. A. McLain, Guy Roberts,
Rev. George B. Culbrelh, and
Way lie lingers.
Camp Daniel Boone opened on
June 24th and Pigeon River Dis
trict was represented by 16 Scouts
from Troop 2 of Waynesville.
The leaders of this troop are Guy
Massie, ,S( out master, and M. H.
Bowles, Assistant. Many other
boys are planning to attend during
the seven-week camp session.
II. C. Dulin Called To
Charlotte On Account
Of Mother's Illness
II. C. Dulin, secretary of the
Haywood county AAA was called
lo Charlotte on Saturday on ac
count of the critical illness of his
mother, Mrs. J. W. Dulin, whose
death occurred Sunday, at her
Funeral services will be conduct
ed today in Charlotte for Mrs.
Dulin, atfer which the county AAA
official will return to Waynesville.
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
July 4th Speaker
MONRO K HF.DDKN, Democratic
nominee for Congress, will speak
al the county-wide Fourth of July
celebration here Thursday at 1 1 00
o'clock. A hand conceit will be
given prior to the address, which
will be given at the high school
400 Lambs In
Co-op Pool Bring
Four hundred lambs were sold
on the Cooperative Lamb pool con
ducted al the Clyde Stock Yards
Saturday, bringing over $6,000 to
the twenty five Haywood county
sheep growers who had brought in
lambs il was learned from the coun
ty farm agents.
Sealed bids were taken and the
highest bid was made by Swift and
company for 17 cents choice.
In addition lo Hie amount paid
by Swift and company the farmers
received a government subsidy of
$2.65 per hundred for lambs weigh
ing over 90 pounds and $2 00 for
lambs weighing from 65 lo 90 cents,
making a total of $19 65 per 100
paid for choice lambs.
The grading was done by Howard
F.dinundston. of the Noi l Ii Carolina
Department of Agriculture, who
stated thai il was the best lamb
pool conducted I hi:, y ear by the
State Department. Others assist
ing at the :.alc were T. L. Gwyn
from the Male Department of
Agriculture and Howard Stamey
from the N V. Fxlension service.
Among the sheep growers who
entered lambs al the pool were
Fred Mann, ol licavi i dam who had
27 in the pool Willi each animal
graded as choice. Ilerscliel Ilipps,
who entered 20 l.inili:,, with 22
twins, also graded a., choice.
To Direct School
Band This Year
Charles Isley, former director
of the Way nesville Township high
school band, who has recently been
discharged from the I1. S. Marines,
will direct the band on the county
wide program ol July the 4th, it
was learned Irom M. II. Bowles,
superintendent of the Waynesville
Mr. Isley is askum that all mem
bers of the hand meet him at the
high school at 9 :',0 o'clock on the
morning of the 4th.
Mr. Isley, who served as direc
tor of the local high school band
for over three years, has been
elected to resume his former posi
tion as a member of the faculty
of the local school district, and
director of the band.
Miss Margaret, Stringfield, local
musician, author and composer, has
just published a hook, "The Chero
kee, in Song, Tragedy and Ro
The illustrated book is authentic
in every detail, as she has given
many years in research. A copy
of her well known operatta is in
cluded in the book, which went on
sale this week.
A review of the book is made
this week by Hilda Way Gwyn in
her column on the editorial page.
The Book Store is handling the
sale of Miss Stringfields book.
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their Ideal
To All Of
Redden Is Chief
High School Grounds
One of the largest crowds ever to
gather in Haywood, is expected
here Thursday, when the first county-wide
Fourth of July celebration
is held al the High School grounds.
Business throughout the county will
suspend for the day.
A full program, starting at ten
o'clock with a band concert under
the direction of Freddie Martin and
Charles Isley, former band director,
and a musical program of songs by
The Friendly Five, of Asheville,
and several quartettes of Canton,
all under the direction of W. T.
At eleven o'clock, an address by
Monroe Redden, Democratic nomi
nee for Congress, will speak from
a stand in front of the high school
Following the address of Mr.
Redden, the hand and quartettes
will alternate with an hour's musi
Starting promptly at. one o'clock,
a series of athletic contests and
events will be staged under the di
rection of C. K. Wcatherhy and
Carl RatclilT. These events will
range from races lo a prize to the
man with the least hair and other
ridiculous fun-provoking stunts.
Prizes will be given winners in
each event. The details are pub
lished on the spoils page of this
edition page four, second section.
At 3:30 the Hazelwood and Can
ton baseball teams will play. This
gives promise of being an outstand
At 7:30 the leading softball
learns of Waynesville and Canton
will meet. The Boosters Club of
Hazelwood, and the American Le
gion of Canton.
Yesterday the Williams Rides
were erected on the high school
grounds and were ready to start
operation last night. The rides
will operate through Saturday
night, giving over on Wednesday
for colored people only.
The Hazelwood Boosters Club is
sponsoring the Fourth celebration
here, and all proceeds will be used
in rommunity-wide betterment pro
grams R. L. Prevost is general
chairman and Dr. R. Stuart Rober
son is program chairman, with
other members of the committee
including William Chambers, in
charge of all tickets, C. N. Allen,
and W. Curtis Russ. Members of
the Boosters Club will sell tickets
to all rides.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
will have the eating concession?
on the ground:;, and are prepared
for a record crowd.
NO SALE AT STOCKYARD
IN (LYI)K THURSDAY
The Clyde stockyards which con
ducted sales each Thursday, will
be closed on T hursday, July 4, ac
cording to the management for
those employed and those who
would attend to take part in the
county observance of the national
holiday The next sale will be held
on Thursday, the 11th.
PLANNED FOR JINALCSKA
An all-day recreational program
of swimming, tennis and softball
will be open to the public at Lake
Junaluska on the Fourth of July.
E. R. Riedel. dean of men at Florida
Southern College, Lakeland, will
supervise the activities. Softball
fields and tennis courts have re
cently been reconditioned and will
be ready for use by Thursday.
The recreational activities will be
in conjunction with the regular
Assembly program, which during
the day will stress religiuos patrio
tism. Bridge Benefit Social
At St. John's July 3rd
A bridge benefit, will be held at
St. John's auditorium Wednesday
July 3 at 7:30 p. m. Prizes will be
awarded and refreshments served.
The proceeds will go to St. John's
Similar socials sponsored by the
ladies of St. John's parish will be
held each Wednesday night through
July ad August.