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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
49,500 People
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
shopping center.
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Seen as 'Typical'
IMAGINE the surprise of Nelson
Perkins, 42, quiet-mannered radio
salesman of Cambridge, Mass.,
when, after answering a question
naire sent him by the Moscow New
Times, a Soviet magazine, he found
himself classified in Russia as "the
typical American." He was consid
ered by the magazine as having
"some rays of truth penetrating his
Intellectual world" and "desired a
peaceful life." (International)
H. C. Robinson
Dies Suddenly
At His Home
Well Known
Cabinet Maker
And Employee Of
Unagusta For 36 Years
Funeral services for Hector C.
Robinson. 53, who died suddenly
at his home at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday,
were held at the residence on
Brown Avenue Wednesday after
noon at 3:30. Rev. H. P. McCrack
en and Rev. J. M. Woodard offi
ciated Burial was in Green Hill
Serving as active pallbearers
were: Earl Robinson, Howell Rob
inson, Samuel Winchester, Aaron
Winchester, Kenneth Robinson.
David Underwood, Joseph Win
chester and Spauldon Underwood.
Honorary pallbearers were: Ros
coe Waddell, Lowen Belfry, Ernest
Green, R. L. Prcvost and Spurgeon
Mr. Robinson, a well known cabi
net maker had been employed by
the Unagusta Furniture Manufac
turing company for 36 years, having
retired two years ago on account of
ill health. He was a native of
Haywood county, the son of Ruben
and Jane Whitehead Robinson.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Annie Underwood Robinson: one
son. Hector C. Robinson. Jr., of
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 1; two
grandchildren, Johnny Edwards
Robinson and Shirley Jean Robin
son; one brother, Verlin Robinson,
of Hazelwood; three sisters, Mrs.
James Holder, Mrs. Dan Winchest
er and Mrs. Lee Winchester, all of
Hazelwood: and a number of nieces
and nephews.
Garrett funeral home was in
charge of the arrangements.
State Guard Encampment
Considered Best Ever
North Carolina's State Guard
brigade returned home last week
end from their encampment at
Camp Pendleton, Va., which was
generally agreed to have been one
of the best they have held since
activation before Pearl Harbor.
More time than ever was sched
uled for recreation, with the troops
being free from 2 p. m. each aft
ernoon and the majority spending
this time either playing softball or
swimming at Virginia Beach, a
short dstance from the camp. The
local Hq. and Service company
Softball team were declared cham
pions not only in the second regi
ment, but in the whole camp.
The 1,500 troops from over Ihe
state, including the companies here
and at Canton, arrived at Pendle
ton on August 15. The camp had
not been used for two years, so the
next two days were spent cleaning
up, anfc Col. J. Hardin Howell, reg
imental commander, remarks that
they did an exceptional job of
"policing." They were quartered
Today, Sat.
All Officials Of
Show Urged To
Attend Important
Meetings Here
An important meeting of the offi
cers of the Haywood County Live
stock and Home Arts Show will be
held at 12 o'clock today in the
County Agent's office.
Another meeting, by directors
and superintendents of the show,
is called for tomorrow, Aug. 31. at
11 a. m. in the County Agent's
office. These two meetings will be
very important in getting work
underway for the program in early
The following officers are expect
ed to attend today's meeting: C.
T. Francis, president; Wallace
Ward. James Kirkpatrick and Mrs
Paul Robinson, vice presidents; W.
A. Bradley, secretary; C. N. Allen,
treasurer; and Jonathan II. Woody,
general superintendent.
At the directors and superinten
dents' meeting Saturday, the fol
lowing are to attend: building com
mittee David Underwood, George
A. Brown, Jr., C. N. Allen, Jack
Messer, M. O. Galloway, D. Reeves
Noland, Dr. J. L. Reeves, Glenn C.
Ptflmw and -William A. Medford;
finance committee Jonathan H.
Woody, Aaron Prevost, Reuben B.
Robertson, Leo Weill, Ed Sims, N.
W. Garrett, J. E. Massie, Dr. J. L.
Reeves. Dr. A. P. Cline. David
Underwood, M. O. Galloway and
Joe Reinertson; publicity commit
( Continued on page 3 1
James Street
Author Visits
James Street, well known
author, with Mrs. Street, were
guests last week at Cataloo
chee Ranch and both were
completely captivated by the
Great Smokies, according to
their hosts, the Tom Alexan
ders. Mr. Street, native of Lum
berton. Miss., started his pro
fessional career of writing at
the age of 14 when he began
reporting for the local news
paper in Laurel, Miss. He at
tended a number of colleges
ending his education in a min
isterial school.
He served three Baptist
churches in succession.
It is said that Mr. Street
claims he was not a good
preacher and il is reported that
he had the bad habit of step
ping on the toes of the promi
nent members of his congrega
tion in his sermons.
He returned to the writing
field and was at one time an
editorial writer with Hearst
(Continued on page 3)
in regular barracks, and fed in '
battalion messes.
During training hours the troops
and officers devoted most of their
work to the solution of such prob
lems that might arise in any
emergency within the state. On
Aug. 19 the W. N. C. regiment went
on the firing range, with several
good records turned in by the rifle
men. Two days later the brigade
hiked down to the beach and spent
the morning observing an amphib
ious landing demonstrated by West
Point cadets, Marines, Army and
Naval Air Corps units. I
Last Thursday the brigade heM
their dress parade, during which
they were reviewed by Governors
Cherry of North Carolina, and Tuck j
of Virginia, Adj.-Gen. Waller of ,
Virginia, two colonels assigned toj
North Carolina for the re-6rgani-l
zation of the National Guard, and
other high officials. On another
day the unit was inspected by the
commanding general of the Vir
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THINGS NEVER HAPPEN SINGLY In the household of Raymond Macatees,
a motorman on the Philadelphia Transportation Company lines. Last
year triplets, Eileen, Betty Ann and Rosemary (shown below) arrived.
And now twin sisters (above In the arms of a nurse) have Just been
added to the rapidly enlarged family. (International Soundpho(o)
Workmen Due To Start
Surfacing Highway 276
Over Pisgah Today
Sugar Stamp 49
Given ,'JO Day Extension
Because many persons have
been unable to find sugar for
spare stamp No. 4!), il will be
Hood throughout September,
according to a decision reached
this week by the OPA.
Sparc stamp No. 51 will he
come valid September 1 and
will be good for five pounds of
sugar if you can find the
sugar. The OPA has decided
to hold the present limit of
five pounds for each ration
stamp through the remainder
of 1946 and the first of next
Two Liquor Vehicles
Sold At Auction Sale
Two motor vehicles, caught with
liquor by the Highway Patrol, frr
sold at public auction here Tues
day morning in front of the court
house. A coupe brought $275 and
a panel truck sold for $500.
Mrs. Gwyn In Biltmore
Hospital For Operation
Mrs. Hilda Way Gwyn, associate
editor of The Mountaineer, entered
the Biltmore hospital yesterday aft
ernoon for an operation this morning.
First State Bank In
Hazelwood To Open 10th
Tentative plans are to open the
First Slate Bank in Hazelwood on
September 10th, according to Jon
athan Woody, president of the new
bank. Workmen arc finishing with in
stallation of equipment and fix
tures, and most of the machines
are on hand, together with book
keeping facilities, it was an-
John Smith has been named as
cashier of the bank, and Miss Ann
Edmunds will be teller. Joe S.
Davis is vice president of the in
stitution, and together with Mr.
With weather permitting, high
way crews will begin .surfacing the
3-mile section of Highway No. 27(i
in the Wagon Road Gap area this
morning, according to district en
gineer Knight.
With favorable weal her. it is ex
pected the crew will complete then
work on the project in ten days
The work order calls lor an as
phalt surface on the H-niile section,
which will give a paved highway
from here to Brevard, a distance of
3!) miles.
Crews wore scheduled to start
earlier this week, but wore delayed
by weather in finishing a similar
project near Caesar's Head in
Transylvania county.
The Chamber of Commerce,
through Charles K. Kay. Jr.. chair
man of the road commit tee, thank
ed the highway officials for their
action in surfacing the 3-mile sec
tion. Mr. Ray's letter to Chairman
A. II. Graham, said in pail: "The
people of Wa nesville. Brevard and
oiiroule, are pleased to learn of Ihe
plan to surface Highway No 27(i
in the Wagon Road Gap ana.
"We are grateful and wo com
mend the Commission for this for
ward looking act ion.
"Repeated ellorts have been
made during the past ten or eleen
years to gel this route eonipleled.
the construction has been piece
meal, and much work yet remains
to be done.
"We believe this route to be an
important one. not only locally, hul
as part of the state highway sstem.
i Continued on page 3)
Woody, will spend part of their
time at the Hazelwood bank.
Officers of the bank announced
that banking hours for the bank
in Hazelwood would be made to
fit the needs of the community. ,
Plans are to open at ten and close'
at two every day except on paj
day, when the bank would remain
open until six o'clock. These de
tails are being worked out and will
be given with the formal opening
of the bank.
The building on corner of Main
street and Brown avenue, has been
modernized for the bank.
Coaflmity Will (GiaftDneir Odd
Riloiiiiday Dun Caimtoini For
Labor Pay CelebirafDomi
Business To
Suspend For
Holiday In
All Towns
Wellco Shoe Corp.
To Hold Annual
Barbecue At Armory
Monday Night
The slogan "On To Canton for
Labor Day" Hies across Main Street
in Wax nesville to sot the spirit for
the county-wide holiday which will
be celebrated Monday in honor of
Ihe American working inan.
All schools in the Waynesville
district and business places in Way
nesville. Haelwood and Clyde will
be closed to center attention on
('anion's 4(11 Ii annual Labor Day
program. The Township high
school band, under director Charles
lsle. litis been preparing to take
part in the parade and other fes
tivities at Canton for its first pub
lic appearance this season.
The industries in the western
part of the county are operating
Monday on a holiday schedule so
that as many of their employees as
possible may join in the celebra
tion. Wellco Shoe Corporation an
nounces its tilth annual Labor
Day barbecue at the armory, be
ginning at 6 p. in., with from 450
to 500 persons expected to attend.
The barbecue program opens
with Res Paul Townsend render
ing the invocation, after which
there will be an address by Leo
Weill Five-year employees of the
company will be recognized by C.
K Vandameiit and II W. Rollman,
general manager of the plant, will
speak. Jonathan Woody will servo
as master of ceremonies. After
the program there will be dancing.
Dr. McCracken
Goes To Canada
To Masonic Meet
Dr anil Mrs. J. Rulus McCracken
left Wednesday afternoon for Win
nipeg, Manitoba, Canada They
wore accompanied by D. K. Bul
lock, of Rocky Mount, and Floyd
Rippeloe, of Waynesville.
Dr. McCracken and Mr. Bullock
will attend the General Council of
the Roval Select Members and the
General Grand Chapter of the
Royal Arch Masons of the United
Males and Canada. Dr. Mc
Cracken is the Grand Master of the
Grand Council of North Carolina
Mr. Bullock is
Master of the
North Carolina
The meeting
from Monday,
the Deputy Grand
Grand Council of
ill be in session
September 2nd,
through Thursday, the
parly plans In be gone
5th. The
from two
and a half to three weeks.
Ground Broken .At Lake
For New Memorial Chapel
Sunday afternoon ground was
broken preparatory to laying the
cornerstone of a Memorial Chapel
at Lake Junaluska, a historic event
in the life of the religious assem
bly. Construction of the building will
proceed whenever materials be-,
come available. The Chapel will
honor the men and women of the
Southeastern Jurisdiction of the
Methodist church who served in
World War II, and funds already
are on hand to begin construction
of the memorial, furnished by local
congregations on whose service
rolls appear the names of those
who served in the armed forces.
Cere-monies took place on the
site of the chapel directly east of
the main auditorium formerly oc
cupied by the Ivey Playground.
Under the chairmanship of Super
intendent of the Assembly, Dr.
F. S. Love, an impressive ceremony
Observes Birthday
when interviewed on his 75th birth
lay in Dayton. O.. said he was very
xuich more interested in the tran
quility of tho world than of flying
machines. The last time he was in a
plane was 2 years ago when he flew
i Constellation. (iitcntalional)
County Air
Port Plans
By C. A. P.
Restrictions To Use
Of County Funds
Makes Project
Not Possible Now
An airport for Haywood county,
a project sponsored by the Civil
Air Patrol here that received strong
support and inlerest throughout the
county, has been abandoned tem
porarily due to technicalities stand
ing in the was of securing financial
backing, reported Herbert Braren,
a member of Ihe I 'at roi
At a recent meeting of the coun
ty commissioners, reports Mr. Brar
en. it was jou nuj that because build
ing an airport cannot be classified
as "necessary " they are not allowed
under ( in j 1 1 laws to allot money
for sue h a pin pose.
The county board appropriation
is the key one in bringing an air
port here. The uicoi poraled towns
within the county, slates Mr. Brar
en, would be willing to match an
appropriation by the county. And
Federal lumls. aheady appropriat
ed to the ' I v i I Aeronautics Au
thority, could be obtained ill equal
amount to thai raided within the
"Thole is quite a drive over the
county to set up small airports to
gio i 1 1st i ucl io i is in all aspec ts of
aviation to eler.nis." stales Mr.
Braren The local C. A P. has a
letter from Col. Dawson, of stale
headquarters at Charlotte, explain
ing the program which is being
promoted oil a national scale.
Locations lor an auporl have
been in -peeled In the ('. A. A. in
Haywood eoonly "Although the
present outlook lor constructing a
public aii poi I I or I lie county is not
lavorablr, M.itcs Mr. Braren. "we
liae not gien up our intentions
and hope lo gel i lie some time in
the future.''
took place under the direction of
Bishop Costen .J. llarrell of Bir
mingham, who explained the pur
pose of such a chapel as not to
glorify war but rather "in grate
ful honor to llio.e of our homeland I
and communion who dared to de
fend the liberiiies of mankind and
in hopeful anticipation of a broth
erhood of nations."
Music was furnished by the Sal
vation Army Band now holding a i
Southern Regional Institute of
Music here and included stirring
hymns of Christendom. Represent
ing the military personnel, Rear
Admiral W. N. Thomas, chief of
chaplains for the United States
Navy, turned the first spadeful of
earth. Bishop W. W. Peele, who is
chairman of the Methodist Chap
lains' Commission, had the next
turn at the shovel, on behalf of
the Board of Trustees; Dr. Elmer
(Continued on page 31
Variety Of
Under Vay
At Canton
Parade To Begin
Monday Morning
At 10:00 O'clock
To Open Main Events
(Special to The Mountaineer)
With all sections of Haywood
county cooperating, plans lor Can
ton's 401 Ii annual Fall Festival and
Labor Day program were moving
along harmonious channels Thnrs-
day and indications pointed toward
a record-breaking attendance for
the main event Monday.
Coach C. C. Poindexter declared
Thursday noon that every phase
of the annual celebration was be
ing carried out according to plan
and persons representing all sec
tions of Western North Carolina
were displaying an unusual brand
of enthusiasm.
Last night judges in the beauty
contest, the first of its kind held
here in 13 years, were due to se
lect the ten prettiest entries from'
the total list of 39 Haywood county
women from Uk age of 16 lo 22
during a special meeting in the
chapel of Wells Funeral Home in
Canton. All entries appeared be
fore the committee members where
ten were selected for the beauty
contest which takes place on
Champion park here Saturday night
at 8:00 o'clock when the Haywood
county queen of Canton's annual
Labor day celebration will be se
lected. Judges for this event Saturday
evening will be Dr. Elmer T. Clark,
editor of World Outlook. New York
City; Prof. Irby Hudson, professor
of Political Science ami director
of Dramatics at Vanderbill I'nivoi-
sity, and Miss Louise Ballard, dis
tinguished world traveler, of At
lanta, Ga. This trio of talented
judges arc slimmer guests at Lake
Canton and llavuood county
Negroes celebrated Thursday when
they had access lo Lee's riding de
vices, playing Canton for the 20th
consecutive year under the auspices
of Ihe Canton Lions club for Un
belief it of tho Canton school band,
until H o'clock Thursdav evening.
(Continued on page 3i
Betsy Lane Quinlan
Red Cross Worker
Here On Visit
Miss Betsy Lane (Jiiinlan. Red
Cross worker, is spending three
weeks here with her mother. Mrs.
Charles E. Ouinlaii at her home.
Prospect Hill. Miss (jtiinlaii vol
unteered in the- Red Cross and lias
served during the war period, hav
ing to her credit more than two
years of overseas duty.
She was stationed lor a ear at
a hospital in Iceland and was later
sent to the Pacific theater, serving
for more than a year with the
American Red Cross in Australia
and New Guinea. Miss Quinlan is
currently stationed at the Naval
Hospital in Quant ico. Va.
Prices quoted for eggs at ihe
Farmers Exchange in East W;i nes
ville are 45c a dozen. Reports
from Aslipville show a steady mar
ket on eggs and live poultry there,
with prices the same as the pre
vious quotation this week: A largo
eggs 46c-47c: A medium and B
large 42c: Grade C. 32i, and cur
rent receipts 36c a dozen. Heavy
hens 25c, fryers and broilers 31c,
and old roosters 14c.
Cooking apples bought for ship
ment to outside dealers at the
Farmers Exchange still are bring
ing 2.00 to 2.25 a bushel. In Hen
dersonville, with moderate receipts, '
(Continued on page 3)

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