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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-a-Week In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1916
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At Senate Hearing
TESTIFYING before the Senate War
Investigating Committee In Wash
ington, Comptroller General Lind
say C. Warren Is pictured as he told
the probe group that "It is the rule
rather than the exception" for some
government officials to accept lav
ish entertainment from wartime
Wednesday, the 7th, noon has
been set as the deadline for pay
ment of 1945 taxes on all Hay
wood county property, according
to J. E. Ferguson, county tax col
lector and tax supervisor.
All property owners who have
not paid their taxes by noon Wed
nesday in the following townships
will bt advertised in the Friday,
August 9th issue of The Mountain
eer: Cataloochee, Crahtrec, Fines
Creek, Iron DufT, Ivy Hill, Way
nesville, White Oak and Jonathan
All delinquent taxpayers in the
Cecil, Clyde, Beaverdarn, East Fork
and Pigeon townships will be pub
lished in The Enterprise of Thurs
day, the 8th.
The law requires that all such
property be advertised and sold and
the names of all delinquent tax
payers be published, it was pointed
out by Mr. Ferguson.
'.olice is also given all delinquent
property owners by the tax col
lector that such holdings will be
sold on the first Monday in Sep
tember, according to Mr. Ferguson,
who states that collections have
been above average for this year.
Bethel Farmer To Help
Set Up Fertilizer Group
George Stamey of the Bethel
section, a member of the Haywood
county demonstration farmers com
mittee, was selected to represent
Haywood on the group of 15 West
ern North Carolina farmers that
will set up a central agency to su
pervise the distribution of phos
phate fertilizers in this area.
Mr. Stamey, accompanied by the
two other county committeemen,
J. L. Westmoreland of Canton and
Frank M. Davis, of Ironduff, and
County Agent Wayne Corpening
and his assistant, Ernest Stallings,
attended the meeting held Thurs
day in the Asheville Court House.
Similar representation from all
counties in the TVA area were pre
sent, as well as directors of the
state extension service, Dean I. O.
Schaub and J, W. Goodman, and
two TVA oficials, L. C. Salter, chief
of the cooperative division, and R.
K. Huck, head of the test demon
Offered At Auction
In Belle-Meade and
J. B. Henry Estate
Tomorrow gives promise of being
active in real estate circles with two
auction sales of valuable property
scheduled to take place, one at
11 o'clock in the morning and the
other at 2:00 in the afternoon.
At II o'clock a final sale of all
unsold lots in Belle-Meade devel
opment will be offered by the
owners at auction. The sale will
be held on the property overlook
ing the Waynesville Country Club
rain or shine. Medford Leather
wood will auction off the property,
which will be sold in two blocks,
one of eight lots, in block "L,"
and one of seventeen lots in blocks
eight and nine, according 1o C. M.
Dieus, one of the owners of the
Some of the choicest lots in the
Belle-Meade development, one of
the outstanding in this area will
be included in the sale. Starting
over 20 years ago, the Belle-Meade
project has to its credit Wayncs
ville's largest tourist assets, the
Waynesville Country Club and
golf course, as an outgrowth of the
development. Some of the most
attractive homes in this section
are located in the development.
At 2:00 o'clock the entire estate
of the late J. B. Henry, including
the residence on the Dellwood
road which will be sold by the
C. F. Williams and Alston Clark
land auction company, of High
Point. There will be band music
and cash prizes. The terms of the
sale are one-third down and the
balance paid in six and twelve
The sale will consist of 50 home
sites, business corners and a 14
room house with two and a half
acres of fertile land. Some of the
property is the best in this area,
near churches, schools and the
Give Musical On
An evening of special music is
planned for the Presbyterian
church next Sunday night at which
time the augmented choir under
the direction of Charles Isley, will
present a musical program. The
program is being planned as a
special compliment to the large
number of visitors who worship
each Sunday with the Presbyter
ian congregation and is being spon
sored by the local church council.
After the program is over a soc
ial hour will be enjoyed by all who
attend the service. The detailed
program of the service will appear
on the church page of The Moun
taineer on Friday.
At Test Farm
Twenty or more county agents
and assistants from hurley grow
ing counties are expected to at
tend the hurley tohacco demonstra
tion today at the State Test Farm.
State and federal specialists will
be present to demonstrate differ
ent phases of the work.
The committee of 15 who were
selected to organize the fertilizer
distribution agency agreed to meet
again at Asheville on Aug. 26
The fertilizer, as in the past, will
be distributed for test purposes at
a cost covering freight and handl
ing charges, while distribution in
experimental sales will be at a cost
comparable with that of commercial
Boosters Club To
Meet Thursday Night
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
will hold their regular monthly
supper meeting Thursday night at
seven o'clock at the Hazelwood
Presbyterian church. Rev. S. R.
Crockett is president of the organization.
HER GREAT-GRANDPA WAS TEDDY'
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GRANDDAUGHTER of the famous "Rough-ltider" and 25th President of
the U. S., the late "Teddy" Roosevelt, Mrs. Vlexander McCormick Sturm
proudly holds her daughter, Joanna, 3-wef.ks-old, for this exclusive pic
ture in their home in Westport, Conn. Mrs. Sturm is the former Paulina
Longworth, daughter of the late Nicholrs Longworth, and Alice Roose
velt Longworth, daughter of the former President (International)
$10,000 Rocky Branch
Baptist Church To Be
Dedicated Sunday At 11
Now In Asheville
The Waynesville area price con
trol board which was consolidated
with the Asheville area price con
trol board on August 1, is now
located in loom number 701, in the
court house in Asheville, according
to information received here yes
terday. The telephone number is
Hereafter, all information on
price and price changes in the
business in which a person is en
gaged will he mailed from the
Asheville area price control hoard
as prompt ly as possible. The of
fice personnel will also be glad to
assist in any problems that may
come up in local business firms.
Farm Folks Invited To
Farm and Home Week
At Raleigh, Aug. 19-24
Haywood farmers and their wives
who plan lo attend the annual
Farm and Home Week program
which is being held August 19-24
at Raleigh are asked to contact the
county agent. Wayne Corpening. so
that arrangements for the trip may
be worked out.
Approximately 3,000 men and
women are expected to attend the
meeting this year. Classes will be
held at N. C. Slate and Meredith
Colleges and several entertainment
features will be included in the
Local Police Average
Eleven Arrests Per Week
During Past Year
Arrests during the past fiscal
year July, 1945 through June,
1946 totaled 573 by the Waynes
ville police, according to figures
released this week by G. C. Fer
guson, town manager.
Approximately 85 per cent of
those arrested and tried by Mayor
J. H. Way were charged with pub
lic drunkenness, the remainder for
speeding, driving while drunk, vio
lating the prohibition law, and as
sorted minor offenses. The ar
rests averaged 11 per week.
On Allen's Creek;
Over Half Paid For
Formal dedication of the new
Rocky Branch Baptist church will
he dedicated Sunday, August. 11th,
at II o'clock. Hev. N L. Steven
son, pastor, will have charge of the
The rock church was recently
completed, and is built at the end
of the pavement on Allen's Creek
highway. The building is modern
in every detail, and represents a
cost of more than $10,000. The
committee reported that $6,000 had
been paid on the building, and only
Several members of the church
contributed much of the building
materials, labor and hauling.
Homer Norman gave the rock,
Dewey Norman furnished the ce
ment, "Stud" Franklin the sand.
R. L. Prevost acted as general ad
visor to the building committee.
Others working on the building
committee and in various capaci
ties included Harry Hemhree,
1 Frank Warlick, Milford Medford,
Frank Woods, Abe Jordan, Newton
Davis, CJaither McClure, Claude
Norman and Willard Russell.
The committee publicly thanked
Junaluska Supply, Builders Sup
ply and Underwood's for getting
for the building, much scarce ma
terial. Dr. C. N. Sisk of Morganton.
former head of the District Health
Department here, spent the week
end in town.
Fines and costs paid to the town
brought in a total of $8,417.65.
The $2,335.60 received in fines is
allotted to the school fund, and
the $6,082.05 from payment of
court costs has been placed In the
town's general fund.
Compared to the previous fiscal
year, arrests were slightly higher,
there having been 560 in the year
ending June 30, 1945. Receipts
from fines and costs, however,
totaled $8,623.80, which is $216.15
less than those for the past year.
Cataloochee Will Hold
17th Annual Reunion
Next Sunday Morning
More Than 1,000
Expected To Attend
The 17th annual reunion of all
citizens who once lived at Cata
lochce and those who reside there
now will be held Sunday, Aug. 11
at Palmer's Chapel, with more than
a thousand persons expected to at
tend. Monroe Heriden of Hendcrson
ville, nominee elect to Congress, is
anounced as the principal speaker.
Dinner will he held on the ground,
and several presents will be offered
to w inners in contests deciding the
largest family all present, the old
est person present and others of a
The arrangements committee for
the reunion Is composed of Mark
Hannah, Lush Caldwell, Kimsey
Palmer, Mrs. Cleveland Sisk, and
Mrs. V. R. Davis.
Attendance this pear Is expected
to be greater than at the 1941 re
union, when 1,042 persons were
Due to the road being narrow and
the normal traffic into Cataloochee
durlnp v.utk-ends being heavy, Mr.
Hannah, who is the Smoky Moun
tain National Park warden for that
area, requests that citizens avoid
coming out of Cataloochee prior to
2 p. m. Sunday. He also requests
that fishermen and other visitors
who are not attending the reunion
avoid going into Cataloochee after
that hour, as the majority of re
union visitors will be departing
after 2 p. m.
Here Friday Night
L. L. Froneberger Of Asheville,
district commander of the Ameri
can Legion, is announced as the
principal speaker at the meeting
Friday night of the local post by
I) F. Whitman, post commander.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.
ni. in the Legion Home.
This will Initiate the post's 1947
membership drive, and the session
will he concluded by a watermelon
cutting All former servicemen
and their wives are invited to at
tend. Mr. Froneberger will be accomp
anied lo Waynesville by R. R.
Williams, Jr., an Asheville attorney
and veteran of World War II. who
also is active in Legion activities.
To Attend Cattle
Sale In Watauga
William Osborne of Clyde, W. D.
Robinson of the county agent's
office, and representatives from the
Osborne Farm near Canton will
attend the Guernsey dispersion
sale to he held this week at the
Bill Winkler farm in Watauga
Mr. Robinson has just returned
from a three-weeks school on live
stock held at N. C. State College.
"Elijah" Opens Friday
Night At Junaluska
Opening the week-end's two-program
Music Festival at Lake Juna
luska will be the well-loved ora
torio, "Elijah," by Mendelssohn,
presented at 8:30 Friday evening by
the Oratorio Singers under the
management of Walter Herbert pro
ductions. Soloists will be Helen Hegwood
Tomlinson, contralto, Helen Ardelle
McGee, dramatic sporano; and
Hubbard Upcllprch, tenor. Walter
Herbert, baritone, will sing the
part of Elijah. The conductor for
this performance will be Robert
Lowrance and there will be a
chorus of 50 voices.
Beginning at the same time Sat
urday evening Is the tuneful and
lovable opera, "Martha," by Flotow,
which will be presented in Eng
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LT. CMDR. LUCILE PLOTT, U.
S. Navy, who has been transferred
from a hospital in Atlanta to a
Naval Base in Seattle.
Now In Seattle
Lt. Comdr. Lucile D. Plott, of
the Nursing Corps of the U. S.
Navy, has been transferred from
Atlanta to the Naval Hospital in
Seattle. Comdr. Plott is the high
est ranking woman in the service
from Haywood county.
A graduate of the Newark City
hospital, of Newark, N. J., Comdr.
Plott entered the service prior to
the attack on Pearl Harbor. She
has to her credit nearly two years
service in the Asiatic-Pacific thea
ter. She is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James R. Plott of the Soco
Gap area section and lias a sister
also serving in the II. S. Navy
Nursing Corps, Lt. Mar.jorie Plott.
The latter is currently stationed at
a naval hospital in Honolulu.
Visit State Test
This is a busy week at the State
Test Farm here, wit h groups from
many sections visiting the farm for
first-hand informal ion.
Yesterday a group of veteran;;
from Scott visited Hie farm and
studied various projects.
Wednesday a group of about 75
members of 4-11 Clubs of JacKson
County will visit the farm for a
general tour and study, and on
Thursday a group of veterans from
Fairview will bo on band to make a
Many classes st inlying agricult
ure take advantage of the projects
at the State Test Farm, and visita
tions are increasing weekly.
lish. Roles will be sung hy At
lanta's best singers and Frank Love,
local artist, and the production will
be complete with costumes staging,
orchestra and full chorus.
The name part, "Martha." or
"Lady Harriet," will be sung by
Betty Turner Boone; "Nancy" by
Alice Tomlinson; "Lionel" by Hub
bard Upchurch, and "Pluntctt" by
Frank Love, Jr. The orchestra and
chorus of 60 voices will be under
the baton of Walter Herbert.
Glenn C. James, stage director,
has arrived at the Lake and is busy
making arrangements for the con
version of the auditorium platform
into a boudoir, a fair, a farmhouse
and a forest scene according to the
demands of the work.
Ahead of All
Ready Market For
All Haywood Beans
"The Haywood green bean crop
looks the best in many years,"
Charles D. Ketner, of Farmers
Exchange said yesterday, as the
first of the Haywood crop rolled
on the market.
"The quality is good, in fact
far ahead of past crops, and the
yield is excellent," he continued.
Mr. Ketner said indications were
that his firm would market more
than a million and a quarter
pounds of beans this season. The
beans grown here are sent to mar
kets in Georgia, South Carolina,
Tennessee, and central North Car
olina. At present, an average of 800
bushels a day are being trucked
from here, and the Haywood crop
is expected to last through August.
Three and four trucks are kept
busy hauling the crop.
This spring the firm handled
25 acres of spinach on the green
vegetable market, and found Hay
wood spinach was in great demand
on every market.
In addition to spinach and beans,
the firm markets large quantities
of potatoes, squash, onions, apples,
mustard greens, beets and radishes.
The Haywood crops usually come
in just as crops in other areas are
closing, and this affords but little
competition for local produce, it
Selected To Go
To Forestry Camp
Two Haywood county farm
youths, II. U. Caldwell of Route 2.
Waynesville. son of Henry C. Cald
well of Ironduff, and Hugh Poston,
on Route 2, Canton, are among the
50 selected from over North Caro
lina to attend the Forestry Camp
which will be held August 26-31
at Singleterry Lake.
Instruction will be given by for
esters and other specialtists in a
general program to institute bet
ter care of woodlands and plan
growth to meet the needs of the
The camp is sponsored hy the
Southern Pulpwood Conservation
association and two member mills,
the Champion Paper and Fibre
company and the N. C. Pulp com
pany of Plymouth. It will be op
erated hy the Division of Forestry
and Parks, N. C. Department of
Conservation and Development.
The selection of those to attend
was made by the county fire ward
en, the county agents and vocation
al agriculture teachers.
Prices for shipment of poultry
and produce at the Farmers Ex
change as of noon Monday were
unchanged since the latter part of
last week except on potatoes, which
dropped slightly. Tomatoes, which
now are hardly received in large
enough supply to fill the local mar
ket, arc bringing $3 to $3.50 for
number l's for outside shipment
higher prices prevailing when sold
to retail outlets. A small number
of Wolf River, Pippins and Horse
apples, No. 1, are getting $2.30 per
bushel for shipment. Eggs, 45c;
fryers, 30c-32c; hens, 20c-22c;
snap beaas, $1.35-$1.50; squash,
No. 1, $2.00; cucumbers, No. 1,
$2.00; potatoes, No. 1, $2.00-$2.25.
Tomatoes are not quoted by the
Federal State Market News serv
ice, Monday afternoon, on any ex
cept the New York market. There,
for Maryland lugs, 5 by 6, $2.75;
6 by 6, $2.75-$3.00; 12 quart bas
Livestock at the Clyde auctions
Aug. 1 found the market climb
ing $1 to $2 higher than the prev
ious sale, except on calves. With
moderately heavy receipts and the
demand good, the prices ran: Cows,
fat butcher beef type, $14-$15.50;
medium type, $12-$14: canncrs and
cutters, $10.00 - $11.50. Heifers,
medium to good fat type, $14.00
$15.50; common and dairy type,
$12.00-$14.00. Calves, good fat veal
ers, $17.00-$19.00; medium type,
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