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The WaynesvilleMountaineer
49,500 People
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesvllt (heir ideal
shopping center.
Published Twice-a-Week In The County Scat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Illinois at 9:00
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UNITED AFTER A TWO-DAY HUNT In New York to locate his French
fiancee, Zelerlno Sotello, Jr, gives Angela Mascau, 22, a welcome em
brace. When her transatlantic plane by-passed New York and landed In
Washington, the former AAF soldier rushed to the depot, where he
missed her again. After two days, with the aid of the airline, he located
her In her hotel. They will live In California. (Ir.temoMonol)
Plans For Opening k
College Center Here
Have Been Cancelled
Sentiment And
Protests Put
Back Precinct
The Haywood county board
of elections rescinded the ord
er abolishing; the voting pre
cinct in Cataloochee at a meet
ing of the board on Saturday,
it was learned from W. T.
Crawford, secretary of the
board. Action was taken a
few weeks ago ordering the
abolishment of the precinct,
where there are only 8 voters.
"Those folks over there have
a lot of sentiment about their
community, and with the gov
ernment taking over their
lands, it looked like a shame to
take away their privilege of
voting at home. We had a lot
of protests about it, not only
from the folks who live there,
but those who used to make
their home on Cataloochee,"
said secretary Crawford.
Arrests Of Drunks
Is 25 During 11 Days
Twenty-fire persons have been
arrested since August 15th by local
police on charges involving public
drunkenness. Several traffic law
violators also have been given
fines, one person charged with
repeated traffic irregularities being
charged $10 costs when he asked
that his case be taken to Mayor's
Clyde Schools All Set
To Open Wednesday At 8:45
The Clyde schools will open on
August, 28, accordnig to an an
nouncement by Jack Messer, coun
ty superintendent of education,
with one vacancey to be filled as
soon as an available teacher may
be found.
School will start at 8:45 and be
dismissed at 2;00 the first week,
but the schedule will be changed
the second week with a longer
Period as the work gets organized.
Homer Henry will again serve the
school as principal and will also
teach mathametics. Mrs. William
Ira Lee, who will have charge of
th classes in public school music
was recently added to the Clyde
faculty. i
Others who will teach in the Clyde
Schools To Open Wednesday At J
Officials Ran Into
Unforeseen Difficulties
After Completing
Plans Here
Because of unforsecn difficulties.
President H. T. Hunter of Western
Carolina Teachers college announc
this week-end that it will be im
possible for that institution to open
the college center in Wayncsville.
After making arrangements here
for buildings and making their pre
liminary plans for teachers, a bud
get, and other details, it was found
upon preparing a contract with the
State Steering Committee and
Veterans Administration that W.
C. T. C. could not, at this late date,
meet all the conditions of the
"We all went into this matter
with good faith," stated President
Hunter in a telephone call to The
Mountaineer. "We wanted to do a
good thing and render a service
to the People of Haywood county.
"At this time, with so many prob
lems on the Cullowhee campus,
because school opens in the next
few weeks and we have more stu
dents than ever before, it would be
impossible to untangle all of the
problems that are in the way of
setting up college training in Way
ncsville." The steering committee at Chap
el Hill, which has formulated the
plans and standards for off-campus
college work, has considered Way
npsville "out of the picture" be
cause during the July registeration
of students requesting college work
there was not a minimum of 30
(Program On Page Three)
school this year are as follows; Miss
Dorothy Mease, home economics;
Mrs. Mary Lou Morrow Solesbee.
French apd English; Mrs. Hugh
Ratcliff, first grade; Miss Hattie
Silcr Freeman, first grade; Mrs.
Ellen H. Haynes, second grade;
Mrs Edith Terrell Cannon, second
and third grades.
Miss Sara Ann Long, tourtn
crrnnp' Miss Gladys Chadwell,
fourth and fifth grades; Miss Bon
nie Frances Shook, nftn graae;
Miss Betty Best Terrell, sixth
grade; Carroll Morrow, seventh
grade; Mrs. Frank Ferguson, sixth
and seventh grades; Mrs. Mary
di;.v Rrnnbs piuhth grade: and
Robert C. Evans, vocational agn
culture. "
Highway Engineer
Paving Of No. 284
Ernest McCracken
Rumored to Take
Albright's Job
R. Mayne Albright, state di
rector of the U. S. Kmploymcnt
Service, a position he has held
for nine years under both state
and federal control, has an
nounced that he will resign
this position effective Oct. I,
to engage in activities of an
organization for world peace.
An Associated dispatch from
Raleigh recently speculated
that Ernest McCracken, a na
tive of Haywood county and
former principal of the East
Wayncsville school, who pres
ently is assistant to Mr. Al
bright, would succeed him in
this position. However, no for
mal action has been taken so
far in naming a successor.
Mr. Albright joined the Em
ployment Service in 1936 as
administrative assistant, later
.aSjACtiftg, directr(p.fQkJa.jWr
noa ana was maae siace direc
tor in 1937. He has held that
post since the appointment,
except for more than three
years of military leave during
the war. He served in the
Italian theater after a period
with the Labor Division of the
army in Washington, and re
turned to his position with the
Employment Service in Janu
ary. The organiation he is to
head will maintain its head
quarters in Raleigh. "
Ruth Smith Is Injured
In Main Street Accident
Miss Ruth Smith of Route 2,
Wayncsville, was slightly injured
Saturday afternoon when crossing
from the east side of Main street
towards Smith's Drug store, where
she works, and meeting an auto
mobile travelling down the street.
When the accident occurred at
about 4 p. m. it was raining heavily,
and Miss Smith had a paper over
her head to protect herself from
the water. She failed to see the
auto driven by Lemuel Hugh Hall,
also of Route 2, Wayncsville, and
walked into the left front fender,
according to the police report.
Miss Smith was taken to the
hospital for first aid, and was re
leased shortly afterwards.
Spare Stamp 49
For Sugar Will
Empire This Week
Spare stamp No. 49, good
for five pounds of sugar will
expire on August 31, the OPA
office has announced. The
sugar stamps are in Rationing
Book No. four.
Spare stamps Nos. 9 and 10,
each good for five pounds of
sugar for canning, will expire
on October 31st.
Speakers Praise Citizenship Of This
Area In Addresses Before Rotary Club
Two summer visitors told Rotar
ians here Friday of the "quality
citizenship" in this area, as the
speaker made brief addresses dur
ing the program hour.
Dr. J. M. Armond, of the faculty
of Duke University, was high in his
praise of the "desireable material
with which to make men that are
sent to Duke from the hills of
Western Carolina.'.'
"Few sections produce men and
women with more talent than right
here in Western North Carolina,"
the Duke professor pointed out.
Following Dr. Armond on the
program was Kern Guernsey,
capitalist of Jacksonville, and in
I J. C Walker, district engineer for
the state Highway Commission, af
ter a personal inspection last week
of the Junaluska-Oellwiiod cut-off
announces that he has recommend
ed to higher authorities in the com
mission that the paving contract
for this stretch be let as soon as
possible in order to open the road
between Dellwood and Wayncs
ville. He had previously hoped thai the
paving contract could he let during
August. However when the lime
came to let contracts, Aug. lfilh, it
was decided that since the grading
had been greatly delayed, that it
wasn't the right time to begin pav
ing of this stretch.
(lading of the stretch, under the
South Carolina construction firm.
Suber and Company, has been go
ing on since spring. In recent
weeks, reports Mr. Walker, the
graders have encountered rockier
terrain, water-filled grounds due to
rains and springs, and pipe clay
that has slowed down their work.
The Suber contract calls for them
to tear out the old pavement on
Highway 284 where the new cut
off inter4aptr-"wittvK -from about
three miles this side of Dellwood.
The contractor during July began
cutting into (he old road where the
new one passes through it, but has
received instructions recently to
pull out the entire stretch of old
pavement from the initial inter
section. "We want to get the old
stuff out so it will not be an eye
sore ", remarks Mr. Walker.
Some traffic has been managing
(Continued on Page Three)
Unused Leave Pay
Forms Are Here
At Post Office
Papers entitled "Claim for
Settlement Unused Leave"
were received Sunday at I he
Wayncsville Post Office and
are now being distributed to
former enlisted service men
and women.
The forms are fairly simple,
with only one page to be filled
out by the applicant and com
plete instructions for question
able issues on the other three
pages. J. H. Howell, Jr., serv
ice officer for veterans whose
office is on Main street, will
assist those who have difficulty
in preparing their forms.
Forms for persons dis
charged from the navy arc to
be mailed to Great Lakes, 111.;
from the marines and coast
guard to Washington, D. C;
and those released from the
army will mail their claims to
different finance offices de
pending upon what state they
were located at the time of
separation. (If in North Car
olina, to Fort Monroe, Va.)
The complete address is on
page 2 of the form.
The claims must be sub
mitted before Sept. 1, 1947,
(next year), should be filled
out on typwriter or by pen,
and must be verified -before a
notary public or other person
authorized to administer oaths.
ternational director of Rotary. Mr.
Guernsey said he had notice such
a "change in the community in the
past five years. There is an air
of progressiveness, and best ol all,
the entire citizenship seems to have
interest of higher ideals." He
spoke from first-hand contact with
caddies on the golf courses, and
commented, "I have seldom seen
such an improvement among boys,
as they have changed their chan
nel of thought to a high plane, and
higher ideals. This speaks well for
the entire community," the Flori
dian said. Mr, Guernsey left Sun
day to attend an international com
mittee in Chicago on youth work
by Rotary International.
'Atomic Dance'
and June Denham ara shown per
forming the "Atomic dance" at the
annual convention of Associated
Dancing Teachers of Southern Cali
fornia being held In Hollywood.
Tha teachers have agreed that the
trend in ballroom dancing Is toward
modern swing. (International)
Last Rites Held
Sunday Afternoon
For Mrs. Davis
Last rites were conducted Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at Ihc
First Baptist Church for Mrs.
Hattie Silcr Davis, 73, wife of John
LeKoy Davis, who died at 10:15 p.
m. Friday at her home De Vista
Terrace. Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor
officiated. Burial was in Green
Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were; George
Shel l ill, .J H. and James Silcr, and
Henry Koy, W. B. Pursilull nephews
of the deceased, and W. H. Buigin.
Serving as honorary pallbearers
were; deacons, deacons emeritus,
the members of the finance com
mittee of the First Baptist Church
and Theodore McCracken, William
Medford, Richard Barber, Dr. Sam
Stringlield and R. N. Barber.
Mrs. Davis was the daughter of
Thomas S. and Louisa Herren
Silcr and was a native of Waynes
ville. She was married to Mr.
Davis in 1921 and they resided in
Knoxville, returning lo Wayncs
ville. five years later and has since
lived here. She was a member of
Hie First Baptist Church since her
early childhood and had been active
in the Sunday school and other
organizations of the church.
Surviving are her husband, two
sisters, Mrs. H. B. Freeman, of
Wayncsville and Mrs. John H.
Brewer, of Asheville; one step-son,
LeKoy S. Davis, of Slimier; one step
daughter, Mrs. Leroy Davis, of
Sumter; and one stepchild,
Catherine Davis,; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Among those from out-of-town
attending the funeral were: Mr.
and Mrs. Burk Lotspeich, Mrs.
(Continued on Page Three)
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Russian Speaker Sees
Another World War
"War with Russia is inevitable
and impending." Rev. Robert
Tar.ier, Russian missionary told a
large congregation at the First
Baptist Church Sunday night.
"The only thing that can pre
vent this inevitable clash is to get
tlje Christian message to the
masses of people of that large
country," the native Russian said.
"The masses of people of Russia
are tired of Communism, and are
looking to spiritual things that will
change their entire social life," the
speaker continued. "T hey are
eager for copies of the Bible," he
The Christian world missed a
great opportunity at the close of
World War I by not providing
Bibles for Russia, Rev. Tarzier
pointed out. "The same mistake
is being made after World War II,"
he said.
'Christianity can overcome Com
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Labor Day
Plans Are
Ready For
Next Monday
Complete Program
Announced Vor
Gala Event Down
At Canton Sept. 2
All Haywood county folks are
welcomed In take pari in the full
week of entertainment, recreation
and religious worship that began
Sunday as Cinliin stalled its 401 li
annual Kali Festival and Labor
Day celebration.
A large number of visitors swell
ed the First Baptist church home
coming audience during their
special program Sunday, which in
cluded a picnic during the after
noon. Monday nighl members and
parenls of the Cub Packs held a
rally and picnic at the high school
recreation park.
Wednesday at 5 p. m. the Pet
Show will be held at Champion
Park, sponsored by the Cub Scouts.
All young people with pets are in
vited to enter Ibis show, and prizes
will be awarded the winning pets.
At 7 p. m. the Old Timers' soft
ball game, one of the highlights
of the festival, will be played.
Thursday a series of sports
tournamenls will gel under way,
and the colored people of the coun
ty will use the high school fiold
Park tor .sciaUMjiiiitotoiMA'i
(colored basehall game , bTlOTfl
teams from ('anion and Wayncs
ville. will be played Friday night
at Ihc high school. A dance is
scheduled at Hie ('anion Armory
beginning at !t p. m . sponsored by
the American Legion
On Saturday the highlight will be
the beauty contest lo determine
the prettiest girl In Haywood coun
ty, beginning al I) p. in. in Cham
pion park. Several sports events
also arc scheduled. On Sunday
several special religious services
and a hand concert are on the pro
gram. Cannery To
Operate Only
Two Days a Week
There h;..s licrn a change in
the operation days of the com
munity cannery, it was learned
this week from Hie manage
ment. Instead of being open
to the public for I luce days
each week, Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, it will now
operate on Tuesday and Satur
day. The chatnge has been made
due to the opening of the
Wayncsville Township high
school this week and other
schools in the district.
More I ban 1.000 cans of
food a flay have been conserv
ed at Ihc cannery since it open
ed on July, Hi, il was lamed
from Mrs. Kiiliis Silcr. one of
the assistants to II. M. Puisley,
vocational agi iciillure teacher
of Hie high school who has
been in charge this summer.
Mrs. Herbert Buchanan, home
economics teacher in the local
high school bad also assisted
al Ihc Cannon.
munism in Russia when all the
Christian world works together to
send the message to Russia," the
speaker said, as he discussed the
history of Red Hussia.
The people of Russia are not
permitted to conduct Christian
services, as Communism has out
lawed the Christian religion. "The
Christian teachings have been
banned in all walks of life. How
ever, anti-religious teachings by
Communists have completely failed,
and people are worshiping in much
the same manner as the underworld
worked during the War."
When questioned by a reporter,
as to the time he felt the present
duration of peace would last, Rev.
Mr. Tarzier replied, "I would say
2 or 3 years. Russia has chaneed
their famous 5-year program to be
accomplished now in 3 years. In
that time, Russia will have fifty
millions armed."
Several Big
Projects To
Be Included
In Program
Trustees Of Assembly
Gratified At Results
Of Present Season
At Lake Junaluska
Closing an ad interim meeting
here, the trusters of the Lake Juna
luska Assembly commended the
seasonal activities and the admin
istrative policies of the superin
tendent, Dr. F. S. Love, for the
past year, and indorsed the ex
pansion program outlined by Dr.
Love for the ensuing year
Bishop Clare Pureell, of Char
lotte, presided over the sessions of
the Board of Trustees. Present
were: Bishop W. W. Poole, Rich
mond, Va.; Bishop Paul B. Kern,
Nashville, Tenn.; Bishop Arthur J.
Moore, Atlanta, Ga.; Judge B II.
Littleton, Washington, D. C ; Dr.
C. C. Norton, Spartanhufg, S. C ;
Dr. Elmer T. Clark, Nw York
City; Dr. W. F. Quililan, Atlanta,
Ga.; Dr. Guy K. Snavelj, Wash
ington, D. C; Dr. Charles' E. Jor
dan, Durham, N. C. (sitting! for Dr.
R. L. Flowers) and Mrs C- A.
Rauscjlenberg, of Atlanta, aGoiate
memBer-elect. vf.
Items opvered by Dr. LovtLre
port which received special ap
proval by the trustees included:
The fact of the largest attendance,
probably, in tha,- history of the
institution; the gol shape of the
finances: the excellence of the pro-,
gram of the 1946 season; the con
struction of a rock bath iVqfifte. and
improvements in the furnishings
equipment of the Terrace
The trustees acted favorably on
the superintendent's request for
basic repairs fin the bridge; inau
guration of plans for a new hotel;
additional recreational facilities;
the building of cabins for addi
tional huosing al minimum cost;
restocking the lake with fish; land
scaping and beautification of
grounds; improvement of Gilbert
Csnter for Negroes and improve
ment of the roads within the
The trustpes voted that top pri
ority be given to widening and
resurfacing of the bridge. The
Committee on Buildings and
Grounds was instructed In give im
mediate study to the problems in
volved in this work.
A Standing Committee on Recre
ational Activities was created,
(Continued on page 3)
Condition Of
Wreck Victims
Reported Better
The condition of Mrs. Oscar
Smathers, who was seriously in
jured in an automobile accident
last week, was reported to be much
improved, according to information
received from the Haywood County
Mrs. Smathers suffered a frac
tured skull and a broken jaw in a
head-on-collision when two cars
crashed at the Haywood-Buncombe
line at noon on August 17th.
Miss Patricia Wilson, who also
received serious injuries in an acci
dent which occurred on Monday
night, the 19th, on the Crabtrce
Road, when the car in which she
was riding went over a 25-foot em
bankment, is reported to be slight
ly better. Miss Wilson suffered a
francturcd skull and other minor
Eggs and Poult, y
The egg market at the Farmers
Exchange in East Wayncsville is
running steady, prices remaining
at 45c per dozen. Federal-State
Market news from the Asheville
market shows a slightly stronger
market there as of noon Monday.
With supplies light, grade A large
eggs quoted at 46-47: A medium
and B large 42; grade C 32. and
current receipts 36. Live poultry
market dull in Asheville; heavy
hens 23-25; fryers 29-31; and old
roosters 14.
At the auction sales in Clyde on
Aug. 22 receipts were light nad the
market generally 1 to $2 lower than
previous sale. Cows fat butcher
beef type, $12.-$14 medium $11-
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