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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-a-Veek In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Croat Smoky Mountains National Park
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
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WAYNESVILLE. N. Tl'ESDAY, Jl'LY Hi, l'JIf,
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No758 8 Pages
i, president of the
) Foxhunters As
luncPS that a Fox
;m will be held at
1 grounds. Saturday.
,8 entries from five
ly registered uu
Lied to be entorea
Pn Alexander, oi
L. will judge the cn-
nll be given to win-
rst bench show ever
lyncsville, and rc
reasing interest of
ly hunters and dog
Lag quality hunting
erown to a memuer-
ki in bringing this
fsville will help call
e recreational op-
kxptcted from Tcn-
knd South Carolina.
Irginia. Mr. Killian
liny of the visitors
vernieht after the
Lot in the ncighhor-
kow will be open to
dging of the hounds
o'clock in the after-
nil be entered, as
if the best hounds
f of lightning Satur-
9:30 causing first
fid then extra high
linos resulted in a
on a machine at
o the plant fire
kk breaker on a
ft machine created
(rial arc, which was
'8 the main switch
tfnwrs are being
'ermine the nature
'rm of the plant
'He answered the
it that iammna (1,..
"'very little dam
M U was confined
ne' An Auxiliarv
"""Mted in a few
rmal operation re-
FwSuson will leave
Visit In h- j. ..
P"- ne win spend
L'he Llons club
Fir. . ' wnere
t0 be h in
I a "ankers
U --""""need at
It .rkmai: Mem-
e- and C. B.
IcT, i Ger-
Uounds Will Be
Here August 17ih
Heads Dog Show
J. W. KILLIAN, president of the
Haywood Fox Hunters Association,
will be master of ceremonies v. hen
the first annual Bench Show is held
here in August.
Queen At Lake
To Be Crowned
On July 20th
Elected queen in a popularity
contest, Thursday, Miss Virginia
Rippy; 38, of Nashville, Tenn.,
daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. M.
Leo Rippy, will be crowned in coro
nation ceremonies at Lake Juna
luska Assembly on the evening of
July 20. The queen-elect is a
rising senior at Ward - Belmont
Junior College at Nashville. She
studied last year at Wesleyan Col
lege Conservatory, Macon, Ga.,
specializing in art. She is five feet,
six inches tall; is slender, has blue
eyes, brown hair and fair complex
ion. Her father is head of the
department of Adult Work in the
Methodist Board of Education at
Nashville, Tcnn. The Rippy family
have made their summer home at
Lake Junaluska for a number of
years and Virginia is popular
among all ages.
Queen election and Coronation
is one of the annual events here
and a colorful program is planned
for Saturday evening, July 20.
Other girls who received sub
stantial votes in the election were:
Jean Hart, Chattanooga, Tcnn.;
Peggy Herbert, Atlanta, Ga.; Sara
Loyal, Columbia, S. C; and Dor
othy Norton, Spartanburg, S. C.
Mrs. Frank Moore Irwin, of
Salisbury, the former Miss Kit
Crum, of Durham, the present
queen, elected last season, will par
ticipate in the coronation of Juna
luska's new queen.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Nelson have
as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Enoch, of Knoxville, and Mrs. D.
L. Boyd, of Nashville, Tenn. Mrs.
Enoch is the former Miss Betty
Jean Boyd, niece of Mr. and Mrs.
Shelton and daughter of Mrs.
P'tees For New Year
Kinsey; sight conservation: Henry
Davis, Charlie Woodard, L. G.
Elliott, and Charles D. Ketner; boys
and girls: F. E. Massie, Lawrence
Leatherwood, Ed Sims, and Ben
Phillips; citizenship and patroitism:
J- H. Howell, Jr., G. C. Ferguson.
Joe Casabella, and J. L.. Edwards.
Publicity: Paul Davis, Jack Fel
met, and Everett Camp; civic im
provement: Earl Messer, E. H.
Balentine, Cecil Heckard, and Ed
Lane; community betterment:
Wayne Corpening, John Boyd,
Ralph Fore, C. C. Davenport; edu
cation: Frank L. Rogers, J. C.
Galusha, C. E. Weatherby, and Tom
Campbell; health and welfare:
Harvey Dulin, Ed Boone, and Harry
Burleson; safety: O. R. Roberts,
Tony Davis, and Leon Killian.
Military affairs: Joe Casabella,
J- H. Howell, Jr., and Marshall
Tolley; greeter committee: Charlie
Woodard, Herbert Buchanan, Jr.,
jnd C. E. Weatherby,- and the
food committee: John Boyd, Ed
Sims, and Kd I.nnr.
Number of Cases
Tried Since Last
Friday, With 29
The July term of Superior court
which convened here on Monday,
the 8th, with Judge K. E. Alley pre
siding will continue through this
week, according to court officials,
due to the heavy docket.
A recess was taken during the
session yesterday morning for the
memorial held honoring a former
member of the Bar, the late Lt.
James S. Queen.
Since the last issue of The
Mountaineer, the following judg
ments have been handed down:
Five additional divorces were
granted bringing the total through
Monday noon up to 29.
William Howard for violation of
the prohibition laws was ordered
to pay a fine of $100 and court
costs and given a five years sus
James Putnam, charged with
breaking and entering was given
six months suspended sentence.
In the case of William C. Shook
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The anual bus driver's school for
the operators of the Haywood
county school bus system will be
held on Thorsday, July 25th, start
ing at 9:30, according to Jack
Messer, county superintendent of
education. The school will be con
ducted at the county Garage locat
ed on the Waynesville Township
high school grounds.
The school will be conducted by
representatives from the Safety Di
vision of the State Highway Patrol,
at which time the school bus driv
ers are given instruction in the
rules governing the operation of
school buses in the state.
The drivers of the buses are also
examined and their knowledge of
what is required checked at this
Last year 4,134 students in the
Haywood schools were transported
to and from schools daily by the
43 drivers employed by the county.
A total of 1 ,256 miles was covered
daily in the transportation of the
"We hope to have at least seven
or eight new buses allotcd to Hay
wood county by the State depart
ment of Public instruction, as the
tentative plans of the department
are, if possible, to replace all buses
prior to 1937 models ", said Mr.
Messer in discussing the condition
of the school buses.
"The buses will be put in as
good condition as is possible under
the circumstances and every bus
will be equipped with new tires",
further pointed out Mr. Messer. ,
Community Cannery To
Open Today, Thursday
A change in operation days
of the Community Cannery
this week is announced by
Mrs. Rufus Silcr, one of the
The cannery will be open
on Tuesday and Thursday this
week instead of the days pre
viously announced. Future op
erating dates will be announc
ed the latter part of this week,
states Mrs. Siler. The can
nery began operations last
(Furnshcd The Mountaineer by
the U. S. Weather Bureau):
Monday, July 15 Partly cloudy,
occasional scattered showers and
thunder storms and rather warm
today and tonight.
Tuesday, July 16 Unsettled with
nnccihiv iwasintial showers in the
morning followed by fair and some
what cooler in tne anernoon.
(Official Waynesville tempera
ture as recorded by the staff of the
State Test Farm):
Date Max. Min. Rainfall
July 11 88 60 "
12 85 62
13 88 68 .20
14 8 60
Summer Theatre To Give
First Of Series 0! Hit
Plays At School Tonight
The late Lt. James S. Queen, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John M Queen who
lost his life in World War II. and in
whose memory the family present
ed an oil portrait to Haywood coun
ty in a fitting memorial service
conducted by the Haywood County
Bar association Monday morning
in the courtroom in the courthouse.
Family Lt. Queen
A portrait of the late Lt. James
Shook Queen, U. S. Navy, son of
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Queen, was
unveiled and iJresciftcd to the
county by his parents in an im
pressive ceremony Monday morn
ing, with Grover C. Davis, presi
dent of the Haywood County Bar
J. G. Bycrs, on behalf of the
family made the presentation and
unveiled the portrait, which is the
work of Miss Helen I'ligh, one of
North Carolina's leading artists.
M. G. Stanley, on hahalf of the
county commissioners accepted the
portrait, paying high tribute to Lt.
Queen, late member of the Hay
wood Bar. He referred to the fact
that his great great great grand
father, Jacob Shook, was one of
ten Revolutionary soldiers buried
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John A. Scott Is
Enka Bus Is
John A. Scott. 20 riding home
to the Beaverdam section near C an
ion in a work bus from Hie Ameri
can Enka plant, suffered a fractur
ed skull and broken nose when the
bus was side-swiped by an auto
trailer on the highway just inside
the Haywood County line Sunday
morning. No other occupants of
the bus were injured
Investigating officers reported
that the bus met two cars with
trailers, and the last trailer hit the
bus, an insulator going through a
window and striking Scott. .Neither
of the cars with trailers stopped.
Mr. Scott was taken to the Hay
wood county hospital for treatment.
Now Being Carried
In Every Issue
A new feature now being
carried by The Mountaineer
is a semi-weekly weather re
port. Although Mark Twain
is said to have remarked that
no one ever does anything
about the weather, it's some
thing that we couldn't do with
out if we knew how and is
talked about in most every
So each Monday and Thurs
day, our press day and the
afternoons when The Moun
taineer reaches news stands,
the U. S. weather station in
Asheville gives us a two-day
forecast. Local temperature
maximums and minimums are
furnished by the State Test
Farm, as well as the daily
amount of rainfall.
Waynesville's first Summer Thea
rc "The Theatre In The Sky" will
:et under way tonight. Tuesday .
with a gala formal opening, when
he Waynesville Summer Players
present "Claudia" under the direc
tion of Maurice GcolTivy. manag
ing director of the group Phyllis
Luis, of stage and radio experience,
plays the title role in the produc
tion, supported by Grace Shiner
and V. Lawrence Benson and a
splendid cast of experienced per
formers. Miss Shiner, prominent Chicago
actress, is here lor two weeks as
Sliest Artist with the company and
plays the role of Mrs. Brown.
Claudia's mother in the current
presentation. Mr. Benson appears
is David, the patient husband of
Claudia Recently released from
the Air Corps, he will be seen in
i number of important parts this
June Cole and Monroe Lewis ap
oear as Bertha and Fritz, faithful
servants in the Naughlou house
hold. Jack It l'yle is the third
person in the triangle upon which
I he plot of the play is based and
plays the role of Jerry Seynioure.
:i novelist who is attracted to the
naive freshness of Claudia.
As the flamboyant opera singer.
Madame Daruschka. Louise Gagnon
makes her first appearance of the
season, and Cecelia Stack appears
as Julia Naughton. a sophisticate.!
bored with life and her husband.
The stage setting depicts the
CiinnectlKvlt home of Claudia and
David and was arranged by Rose
niarie Thomas. Costumes for the
play were planned by Klina llene.
The production staff includes
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Shelby Pastor Heard
By Local Rotarians
Dr. W Arthur Kale, pastor of
the Central Methodist church of
Shelby, was the speaker at Rotary
club here Friday.
He stressed the folly of carrying
excess loads of worry and jealousy
There were 2fi visitors from
seven slates at the meeting.
VV. M. Cobb Undergoes
Operation At Duke
W M "Hill" Colli) underwent
an operation on his back at Duke
Hospital in !ui ham on Monday
Mr. Cobb injured bis back some
lime ago. He was accompanied by
T he Fa r in e r s Exchange an
nounces the billowing prices are
being paid to growers who market
with them for wholesale distribu
tion, prices as of noon Monday;
Beans, 5c; eggs, 40-4.ric, fryers
35c; hens. 20-25c.
At the Clyde stockyards auction
sale of July 11. with nearly 201)
animals sold, prices ran strong.
Cows fat butcher heel type.
$1 5 00-S17 00, medium butcher heel
type. $12 ()0-$14 OO, canners and
cutters, common and dairy type.
$8.00-512.00. Heifers -fat ones.
$14 00 - $15.75: medium, $12 00
$14 00; common. S10-S12. Calves
fat. $20-522.75; medium, $18-$20;
culls, $14-$17. Steers butcher
type, good. $16; fair, $I3-$14.50;
At Asheville, the market last
week ran for eggs, grade A 42c.
and broilers, 37c; hens 27 to 28c
Patron Causes Stir At Post Office
In Misreading A "Wet Paint" Sign
The Waynesville t-ost office is
getting a new coat of paint, both
inside and out. The painters work
ed about the front doors over the
week-end, and as a precaution,
stuck a "wet paint" sign on the
Contrary to all rules governing
wet paint signs, one patron of the
office did not stick his finger on
the freshly painted door to see if
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RUBEN ROBERTSON, of The
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany, was named vice president of
the newly created organization at
Chapel Ilill Saturday known as
"The Business Foundation." More
than 250 prominent business, in
dustrial and professional leaders
set up the program for the '. diver
sity of North Carolina.
Robert M. Ha ncs, of Winston
Salem, is president.
The general purposes of the
Foundation are "to aid and pro
mote, by financial assistance and
otherwise, all types of of educa
tion, service and research for busi
ness and industry at or through
the School of Commerce and other
departments of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill."
I. W. Noland
Funeral services were conducted
Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at the Hiram Rogers Baptist church
on Fines Creek for J. W. (Billy)
Noland, 82, a retired stockman and
farmer of Haywood county who
died at the Haywood County Hos
pital Sunday morning at 7:30
o'clock where he had been a pa
tient for the past few days.
Rev. Hoy Young, pastor, assisted
by Rev. R P. MeCracken, officiated.
Burial was ill the church ceme
Pallbearers were Caulcy and
France Rogers, Glenn MeCracken,
Norman James, and Hiram and
Nieces were in charge of the
Mr. Noland, vho has been one
of the leading cattle men in Hay
wood county, had been in ill health
for sometime He is the son of
R Wilhurn and Jane Lusk Noland,
of Haywood county, and had lived
on the farm of his father all his
life. His wife, the former Miss
('el hi Rogers, died a few years ago.
Mr. Noland is widely connected
through Ibis section.
Surviving are: three brothers,
Lee Noland, of Iron Duff, Wiley B.
Noland, of Lake Junaluska, Charlie
'A. Noland, of Fines Creek; four
sisters, Mrs. I). B. Ducked, of Hot
Springs, Mrs. Marian Coward, of
Trust, Mrs. Horace Ferguson, of
Waynesville. and Mrs. Cayne Plcm-
inons, of Orlando, Fla.; a large
number of nieces and nephews.
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
Cobb Is Appointed On
.1. Louis Cobb. Waynesville
pharmacist, is one of 50 members
named to an advisory council set
up by the North Carolina Phar
maceutical Association. First meet
ing of the group is announced for
Chapel Hill, July 28 and 29.
The council is composed of rep
resentatives from the state asso
ciation and related organizations,
lis duties will be to advise the body
in developing plans.
the sign were truthful, but stood on
the sidewalk and came to the con
clusion the sign read "closed."
He immediately wired the post
office department in Washington
that the office was closed in the
middle of the day Sunday, and
, Perhaps the "action" will be full
explanation to the patron as to
the difference between a sign read
ing "wet paint" and "closed".
Fain Gragg Is Hit
liy Lightning At
Champion Fibre Co.
Two ('anion men were hit by
lightning during I lie severe elec
trical storm here Friday afternoon
about 1 o'clock resulting in death
to Fain Gwg, and KiincKing a
Champion Fibre company watch
man, l.erciv Meals, unconscious for
Mr. Gragg, :i!), who was em
ployed at Die ( hamipou nursery in
Fiberville, was hit alter taking
refuge from the storm under a
large poplar tree, lie was brought
to the company first aid station,
but died shortly afterwards.
Mr. Meals was hit while lowering
the flag in front of the main office
building. Several eye - witnesses
saw the holt knock him down, and
removed him immediately to the
first aid station lie later was taken
to an Asheville hospital, and was
returned home by Monday recov
ered from the shock, lie is expect
ed to return to work next week.
Fnueral services for Mr. Gragg
were conducted at the Canton Wes
leyan Methodist church on Sunday
afternoon, followed by burial at
Bon-A-Venture cemetery. Officiat
ing pastors were the Hov. C. A.
Ramsey, of the Wesleyan church;
the Rev. Dr. K. 1'. Billups; the Rev.
George B. Culbrelh and the Rev.
David E. Camack.
A military funeral was conduct
ed for Mr. Gragg, a veteran of
World War II, by members of the
Varner-Rhinchart American Legion
post. Cousins of the deceased
served as pallbearers, and members
of the Young Ladies society -of the
church were flower bearers.
He is survived by his widow, the
former Miss liulli Bramlclt; the
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Iloyce Gragg
of Carlton; one sister, Mrs. Mary
Hiljer of Detroit . and a nephew,
Dewayne Hiljer of Canton.
Show; $10 Prize
Officials of the Haywood Live
stock and 1 1 i i i - Arts Show are
anxious to gel a slogan to use in
all publicity for the show which
will be held early in October. They
are offering $11) lor the best slogan
submitted by five o'clock on July
All entries should be mailed or
sent to the County Agent's office.
The post ollice box is No. 590.
Slogans must be suggestive of
Haywood's leade rship in the cattle
field. Similar slogans now in use
are "Cattle Country of the South."
and "Haywood, the home of good
Bomb Witness Urges Use
Of Christian Energy Now
womic energy, which irom a
single bomb damaged every ship
of the 73-vessel fleet that was
placed in the waters near Bikini
Island, is the strongest force man
has ever discovered and offers him
the decision of doing something
greatly destructive or constructive.
Bui Christians, for 19 centuries,
have had available an energy that
would be a greater influence on the
world. Edwin L. Jones, an eye
witness of the Bikini atomic test,
speaking to the large Friday morn
ing audience at the Lake Junaluska
auditorium, declared' that now is
the time for Christians to utilize
their greater energy to save the
world from the destruction that
man now has the power to do.
Mr. Jones, a Charlotte construc
tion man w ho was presented as an
extra speaker to the regular Juna
luska Assembly program, talked to
an audience estimated at 1,200 peo
ple, one of the largest present for
a week-day morning program. He
described to those present the ex
plosive test at Bikini, where he had
gone at the invitation of the gov
ernment, and emphasized the relig
ious aspects of this recent dis
Friday evening the platform
speaker was the Rev. W. A. Stan
bury of the Gastonia District, who
called attention to the many un
certainties and perils confronting
American Christians of this gen-
At 3:10 Monday afternoon
damages caused by a storm in
the r astern part of the county
disrupted electric service in
this end of the county.
Workmen repalrrd the lines,
and were able to resume opera
tion by 4:30. Telephone lines
to Asheville also were slichtly
disrupted at the same time.
A severe rain storm, accompan
ied by sharp lightning, and high
wind in some arttas, hit Hemphill,
Maggie, Jonathans Creek, lower
Crabtree and Fines Creek late Sun
day afternoon, damaging crops.
Tall corn In the Hemphill, Mag
gie and Jonathans Creek area was
blown down, and flash floods
washed mud over low fields. Cen
tral reports gathered by The Moun
taineer by noon Monday revealed
that tobacco came through with
slight damage, except for mud and
Norman Caldwell, merchant and
service station operator on the
Maggie Highway, was knocked
down by a flash of lightning Just
as he was closing for the day. Mr.
Caldwell, former traffic officer
here, said yesterday his left side
was still numb and he was rather
shaken from the shock. He was
draining the hose to his station
gasoline pump when the holt raced
down the power lines overhead. Mr.
Caldwell was knocked into a pud
dle of water, and estimates he was
unconscious for ten or more min
utes. C. B. Ferguson was in his dairy
washing milk cans when the si or in
broke. The same bolt that knocked
Mr. Caldwell down, broke two light
bulbs right, over Mr. Ferguson's
head. He reported there was no
further apparent damage done.
Lightning was sharp in other
areas, but no damage had been re
ported. John Campbell, of Maeeie. re
ported the tall corn in his section
was Hat, while the little corn was
covered with mud. and some field i
severely washed by the head rain
that fell for more than an hour.
On Jonathans Creek the heaviest
rain ever remembered fell, accord
ing to Bryan Medford, a resident
of that section for the past 27
years. "II rainrd for an hour and
a half, and the flat places on farms
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eralion while speaking on the topic,
"Resources for the Present Crisis."
"OI the creation and discussion
of problems, there is no end," ho
said. "Everybody you meet has a
! problem. Let us," he suggested.
"seek for the means, resources and
power to meet and solve them."
He then gave five factors in which
reassurance can be found.
First, "There is the great ma:;
of unpublicized, but sound, solid
citizens who stay at home, support
the good institutions of their com
munities, and give society what
equilibrium it has. These and not
the erratic or cheap and immoral
will weigh the balances in favor
of good for the future.
"In spite of warn-born epi
demics of divorce and broken
homes, the homes which do not
break will produce the influential
leaders of the future.
"Peace in the world will be
made, not a parfect peace but one
which though always precarious
has a good chance of being per
manent and endurably just.
"The church, although also im
perfect, is vigorous and will mike
its contribution to a better and
"Faith in a sovereign God who
over the centuries accomplishes his
purpose, ruling men and women,
and sometimes overruling them, is
a source of courage and hope such
as arises from no other cause."