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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, SEPTEMBER 24, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
H Western North
h,vi, boon invit-
annua! mooting of
Congress of Fai
uh,, h will open
.30 o'clock In the
Ik of the program
Mrs. E. Y ouii,
the all-day pro
Ins devotional wil
m by the Hcv.
istor of the Fii
Greetings to the
be extended by
o( the Hazclwood
ters Mrs. Howell,
ir. alms with five
chairmen, will be
to take part on
B. V. Sutton of
of Education and
H B Carter of
Dr C. 1). Killian
airman of Visual
nFeinsnn of Ashe
on chairman; and
Irnett of Asheville,
kill present dis-
I and will then con-
I all Parent-Teach-
local association is
their group dur-
During the busi-
iected to make a
present at the
feting lor election
Mrs Howell will
After a general
noon, the group
lunch, which will
the feroup will re-
lachcr service led
fair, with each of
ce chairmen tak
round table dis-
on the Dellwood
is "bevonri ail nv-
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oughout thp ri
Pes a grocery de
F'PPttoe and Hilda
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'"""or course on
h"s of social
('"e given by the
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les hich will be
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P'" North Caro-
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g ,hnder show
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, District Meet
iy Slate President
Id Is Host Material Shortage
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North Carolina's program of
changing the Highway Patrol
radio stations to frequency
modulation equipment and
building four additional relay
stations including one near
Soco Gap in Haywood county
is being held back for lack
Patrolman O. R. Roberts re
ports that to date no construc
tion has started on the Soco
Gap station. The contractors
are working first on the sta
tions in the eastern part of the
state, and have converted two
of the established stations to
the new equipment, but due to
the materials shortage, have
been unable to maintain the
schedule they intended to fol
low. Smothers And
Monroe M. Redden, Democratic
Congressional nominee from the
12th district will be among the
guests to attend a luncheon and
buffet supper given by National
Executive Committee Chairman
Robert E. Hannegan in Washing
Mr. Hannegan's invitation des
cribed the occasion as being given
for a "small group of our candi
dates" and added that the group
would have an audience with Presi
dent Truman during the Washing
George Smathers of Miami, son
of Judge and Mrs. Frank Smathers,
who has been spending the summer
here, was also invited to attend the
luncheon and left Sunday for Wash
ington. Mr. Smathers is a candi
date for congress from his district
in Florida, and made a brilliant
campaign for his nomination win
ning out over a strong group of
Local Woman, 78,
Is Growing Teeth
Mrs. Becky Chandler of Howell
Street has two new teeth on their
There usually is nothing odd
about a person having new teeth,
but in this case there is for Mrs.
Chandler is nearing her 78th birth
day. She had all of her teeth
pulled "years ago" by Dr. Bill
Francis, and has not been wearing
a plate. Recently the two new
ones began growing, one near the
front of her mouth and one further
back on her lower gums.
A local dentist explains that it
is normal for teeth, other than
wisdom teeth, to cease growing
after a person is in their 30's. Teeth
grow from "seeds" under the gum.
and under some circumstances may
grow in later years, but this is
Mrs. Chandler, who is very active
for her age, also has a new set of
toe nails on both feet. She makes
her own garden, spins and quilts,
keeping young by working all the
time. Born in Macon county, she
has been a resident here for years,
has six living children and a large
number of grand and great grand
children. Jack Richeson
Accepts Post With
DuPont Plant in Tenn.
Jack Richeson, son of Mrs. L.
M. Richeson and the late Mr. Riche
son, will leave the last of the week
for Nashville, Tenn., where he has
accepted a position in the rayon
division of The Old Hickory Com
pany (Dupont's). Mr. Richeson,
graduate of Davidson College, was
recently discharged from the U. S.
Marine Corps with the rank of First
Sheffield, Sentelle Go To
Meeting In Washington
R. C. Sheffield, manager, and
R- E. Sentelle. attornpv for the
Haywood Membership Electric
corporation, left Waynesville Sun
day to attend a conference in Wash
ington, D. C.
The meetinu according to a let
ter received from Claude R. Wick
ard, R. E. A. administrator, will
last from September 23 to 27.
POSTMAN J. f. KEMPF hands the mail to Butch, a terrier trained by L. K.
Stemen, of San Antonio, Tex., to bring In the letters every morning.
Butch Is 2V2 years old and very serious about his responsibility, raising
a rumpus whenever the mail is put into the box. (International)
Lions Club Endorses
Plans To Work Towards
A motorcade will leave here at
5:30 Friday afternoon accompany
ing the Waynesville football team
and 55-piocc band to Brevard for
the annual game between Waynes
ville and Brevard. The project is
being sponsored by the Chamber
Patrolman O. R. Roberts will load
the motorcade to Brevard, and the
band will travel in a Trailways bus.
Plans are for the band to give a
brief concert at the court house
here just before boarding the bus.
At Brevard the band will play be
fore the game and during the half,
under the direction of Charles
A large number of football fans
from here are expected to accom
pany the team and band to Brevard.
Tickets for the game can be
bought at the Chamber of Com
merce office here, which will be a
time-saver when the motorcade
Will Leave Thursday
For Legion Meet
Max Thompson, Haywood coun
ty's Congressional Medal of Honor
winner, has accepted the American
Legion's invitation to attend the
national convention of that group
at San Francisco, and will leave
Canton on Thursday with the N. C.
delegation. He was a guest last
year for the meeting at Chicago.
Rotary Club, Urges More
Pay For School Teachers
"The state must do something
right away to increase the salaries
of our teachers." Holt McPherson.
district governor of Rotary told the
wovnpcvillp club here Friday. "We
owe so much to the teachers, be
cause to them, we turn over our
miKl rjrecious assets our child
ren," the speaker said.
In discussing woric. peace. jh.
iinDiiorcnn who is editor of the
IIH Jv.., -
Shelby Daily Star, reminded the
i..k Rncsia and America need
ed a better understanding of each
other's problems and viewpoints.
"We need to establish in Kussia
Dni,m nlnhs where an accurate ex-
rhanep of ideas can be had. and
get first-hand information as to
each other's problems. t
u II in 1 1 " " r
standing, America shall have to pay
Until we have $ucn an unaer-
NEVER RINGS HERE
Need to Relieve
Conditions at County
The Waynesville Lions club at
their meeting Thursday night went
on record as favoring a program to
expand the facilities of the Hay
wood County Hospital.
Joe Davis, president of the club,
brought the subject to discussion,
which was joined by practically all
members. Tony Davis, business
manager at the hospital, entered
the discussion and told of the large
increase in births taking place at
the hospital and other cases mat
were overcrowding the institution
He remarked that although the
Haywood County Hospital is rec
ognized and approved by the Amer
ican College of Surgery, it is not
fully accredited by that body.
There is much need of increasing
the number of rooms for patients
and securing additional equipment
and personnel in order to offer the
best medical care to the area
After the discussion, the club
members decided to work toward
getting popular support of plans to
expand the hospital's facilities.
Since it is a public institution,
taxpayers will have to authorize
the funds for expansion.
Extended an invitation by Rev.
L. G. Elliott el the First Baptist
church, the club members decided
to get together Thursday night at
6:30 and attend the religious serv
ices now being conducted.
The meeting this week will be
at the Wayside Lodge, which was
decided to be their regular place
for future meetings. The hour
was changed from 7:30 to 7:00 p.m.
heavy in taxes for "preparations of
war'' if not for the actual staging
of a war, he continued.
Mr. McPherson in discussing
matters closer at home, said he
felt that this area would be a mecca
for tourists and in five years at
least five millions would pour into
this section. "Now is the time to
prepare for them," he said. "If
you delay, then some one else will
be in to take over and cater to
The speaker was complimentary
of the work of the club, and com
mended the record of carrying on
the club's youth program.
A meeting of all officers was held
with Mr, McPherson before the
club meeting. He was presented
bv Ralph Prevost. Howard Clapp
i - - , , ,
is club president
Hurt In Auto
Demolished In Wreck
Robert M. James, Xi, of Way
nesville, teacher in the Crabtree
school, is in a critical condition
at the Haywood County Hospital
where he was taken alter the auto
mobile lie was driving ran off the
road and was completely demolish
ed Saturday night along Highway
Monday afternoon the hospital
reported that Mr. James had not
yet regained consciousness, and
could not lie considered out ol
The accident is placed at it 'JO p.
m. Saturday by ). 1 Roberts, slate
highway patrolman, who made Hie
investigation. II occurred about one
mile north of Lake Junaluska on
Mr. James was driving a 1940
model Ford station wagon. It left
the road, cut down a tree, and
stopped in an open field, complete
ly destroyed. lie was the only
occupant of the vehicle at the time.
Last Rites Held
Last rites were conducted at the
residence here on East .street Sat
urday morning at 0:30 o'clock for
Miss Elizabeth Wilburn, 32, native
of Union, S. C, and daughter of
H. C. Wilburn and the late Mrs.
Louisa Stacy Wilburn. who died in
an Asheville hospital at 9:30 p. in.
Thursday, following a long illness.
Rev. L. V, Elliott, pastor of tin
First Baptist church, officiated.
Pallbearers were: John Morris,
Spauldon Underwood, Jim Gard
ner, Linwood Grahl, Frank I.ealb
crwood, and William Medford.
Following the service at the
home here the body was taken to
Padgett's Creek Baptist church, 12
miles south of Union, S. t, where
another brief service was conduct
ed at 1:00 o'clock Saturday. Rev.;
J. it. Moore, a former pastor of
the family, officiated, liurial was
in the church cemetery. I
Miss Wilburn had been residing
here for the past 17 years coming
here with her family who moved
from South Carolina at the time
her father became associated in the
work of acquiring land for the
Great Smoky Mountains National
Surviving are her father; one
brother, Hiram S. Wilburn, instruc
tor and GI student at the Aeronau
tical University of Chicago; two
sisters, Mrs. James I.eat bei ood,
of San Antonio, Texas, and Miss
Grace Wilburn, of Waynesville.
To End Life Of
Girl Who Spurned
VINELAND. N. J Roman Mas
sip. 20, of Norma, six miles from
here, was committed to Comber
land county jail Aug. 30 for grand
jury action, after he pleaded guilty
to a charge of atrocious assault with
attempt to kill.
Massie, given a hearing before
Justice of the Peace Florentine,
was arrested for threatening to kill
a young Vineland woman who had
spurned his affections.
According to Police I.ieut Boody.
Massie was thwarted by a neighbor
of Miss Laurette White. 28. of 110
Wood street, after he appeared on
the front porch of the woman's
home with a loaded rifle.
Boody said that Massie asked
a neighbor. Earl Harris, to knock
at Miss White's door and "then
step aside, because there will be
Harris, instead, grabbed the gun
and tossed it to his brother, Stew
art Harris, who was nearby, police
Harris held Massie until Boody
and Patrolmen Black and Carini
arrived. When police took the rifle
it was fully loaded, and several
cartridges were found in his pock
ets and 984 more in his car park
ed nearby, Boody said.
Police said Massie told them
he went to the house because Miss
White, a fellow worker at the
Jersey Packing Co. plant near here,
had asserted she would not recip
rocate his regard for her and
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Case Eonds Den
HIS DREAM ON GUAM COMES TRUE
FORMER SEABEE Arthur Logan, 19, takes Stephanie Hladio, 19, for a ride
on a modern bulldozer at Sewaren, N. J, to fulfill termn of a contest
staged on Guam during the war. Twenty seabecs voted to choose a girl
they would most like to ride besldo on a bulldozer and t elected Ste
phanie's photo from 449 forwarded. Arthur was chos'-Tj to represent the
boys as both he and the girl live in Jersey City. (ini crna(ional)
Importance Of Church
Stressed By Dr. Brown
As Revival Begins Here
Mail going out of Waynesville to
the East now is leaving at !t:30 a.
m.. 9: If) a m . and 4:30 p. in. due to
the change ill train .schedule. No
alteration in mail service has yet
been aullioried to substitute a
carrier for I he "11 o'clock mail"
llial. was formerly picked tip liy the
Irani from Murphy to Asheville.
Such changes in mail service
would be made by postal ollieials
for this aiea at Greensboro, since
local offices can not make their own
transport at ion arrangements.
Sunday morning the train that
used to leave Murphy at !):l,r a. in.
'Eastern timer started at (i:00 a. in.
It leaves Waynesville at 9.1.1 a. in.,
instead of ll:f5; Lake Junaluska at
9:22 a. in . Canton at 9:40 a. in ,
Euka at 10 1)4 a. in , and arrives at
.--hciile at 10:30 a. in. instead ol
1:10 p. in.
The westbound train leaves
Asheville at 10:15 a in., getting to
Waynesville at 11:30 'l.r minutes
later than the old schedule), and
arriving at Murphy at 3:15 p. in ,
the same time as formerly.
East bound mail leaves on the
9 15 morning train, the 8:30 a. 111.
and 4:30 p. m. buses.
New Voters, Transfers
May Register In Oct.
For November Election
Eligible voters in Haywood coun
ty who have changed precincts
since they last voted, or who have
come of age recently will have the
opportunity to register during Oc
tober and vote in the November
Voting regulations in North Car
olina, explains Walter T. Crawford,
secretary of the county board of
elections, require residence in Hie
state for one year and residence in
the voting precinct for four months
prior to the election. When a per
son changes his residence from one
precinct to another, he is required
to transfer his name to the books
at the new precinct.
Registration books will be open
on three Tuesdays, Oct. 12, 19, and
23rd. November 2 is challenge
day, and the election will be held
on November 5.
Although there are approximate
ly 18,000 names on registration
books in this county, Mr. Craw
ford estimates that about 17,000
7:.'0 P. M. At
First IJaptisi Church
Two piini.iiy reasons why the
church should have first place of
all instil ill ions among the people
of any community are the duties it
perforins in Idling persons how
to be saved, anil secondly, in tell
ing people co 1 1 1 1 h in in si y how to
live al ter I hey are saved Individ
ual cliaracler built within the
church is t h- basis on which our
.schools, courts and other institu
tions were created.
In "An Appreciation of the
Church," Dr. Fred F. Brown, re
tired paslor from Kuoxvillc, spoke
Sunday night on the above points
for the second in the series of
gospel messages be now is preach
ing at the First Baptisl church.
Tonight at 7:30 o'clock he will
preach on the subject "The Chal
lenge (j tin' Cross." Dr. Brown
speaks each evening through Oct.
2nd, and members of all denomi
nations are urged by the Rev. L. G.
Elliott, pa-tor of tlx- church, to
hear Ihi- gifted evangelist. The an
nounced snhjiet for Wednesday is
"The (' 1 1. mil ies of Faith," and on
Thursday, "A Conversation With
In his Sunday night service, Dr
Brown said in part:
A leu years ago Dr Ray Wyland.
a mcmSxT of the National Council
ol l!oy Scouts said to a group of
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of these are e ligible to vote here;
the difference in figures caused by
persons moving from the county,
deaths, and other natural causes.
He expect that about 60 per
cent, or nearly 12,000 persons will
vote in the coming election, which
will be for the selection of public
offices from congressional down to
local IcveN. and two amendments
to the state constitution. .,
With more th;.n 4,000 Haywood
, men in the armed forces during
I the war, a large proportion in com
parison with the rest of the coun
try, between 700 and 800 service
' ballots were cast two years ago.
I Very few absentee ballots are ex
' peeled this year since most of the
service men have returned.
Veterans will have the opportun
ity during October registration
days, if they did not do so prior to
the primary elections this year, to
check the registration books and
see if they are enrolled on the cor
Bring Total To
The jury which heard evidence
in the $50,000 damage suit of Fred
English of Madison county against
Fred Freeman, F. Y. Ponder. Alvm
Dockery, J. Robert Johnson. Ern
est Shelton and Mood Brigman, also
of Madison, failed to reach a ver
dict and were dismissed last Friday
afternoon by Judge Fidix E. Alley,
who is presiding at the September
term of Haywood county superior
court, and a mistrial was ordered.
The trial which started on Mon
day of last week and went to (In
jury on Wednesday afternoon, grew
out of a suit of a contest over the
post of clerk of court in Madison
county. The case was moved here
from Marshall for trial.
Mr. English was appointed act
ing cerk by the board of supervis
ors after Clerk Clyde M. Roberts
was granted a leave of absence
by the board for military duty.
Judge Zeb Nettles held that llie
board acted without authority and
appointed Mr. Johnson. Mr. Eng
lish is alleged to have refused to
turn over the office to Mr. John
son and Judge Nettles held Eng
lish in contempt of court.
Judge Alley staled that no dale
had been set for the reheating of
Other cases disposed of during
the court in addition to those pre
viously reported included four
divorces granted, bringing up the
total to 20.
In the case of Millwood versus
Nichols, involving an automobile
accident, the defendant was order
ed to pay iho plaintiff $300 for nec
essary repairs to his car.
In the case of L. B. Warren ver
sus Dolphus Treadway and wife, by
consent of both parties it was ord
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Soldier from Waynesville
Burned in Gas Explosion
Pvt. W. Burton, husband of Mrs.
Rosa Lee Burton of Waynesville,
Route 1, stationed at Maxwell
Field, Ala., was one of two soldiers
injured in a gas furnace explosion
late Wednesday. Cause of the
explosion is under investigation.
Pvt. Burton suffered burns from
(be explosion. The other soldier,
Pvt. Winfred C. Campbell of Pasa-
i dena, Calif., sustained a fractured
skull and temporary loss of eve
i sight, and was sent to Waller Reed
! hospital in Washington for treat
Errs and Poultry
Eggs are continuing steady at
the Farmers Exchange, bringing
55c a dozen. Average prices quot
ed for poultry is 25c a pound for
fryers, 20c for hens. The Asheville
egg market has been running
steady over the week-end, with
prices holding as follows: A large
57c, A medium 4(i, B large 45,
Grade C 32. Broilers and fryers
bring 45c a pound, hens runs at
Clyde Livestock Auction Sale,
Sept. 19th: Receipts light. Market
about steady with last week's sale.
Few medium and good heifers and
steers 13.00 to 15.25: common to
medium mostly 10.00 to 13 00.
Common and medium beef cows
mostly 9.25 to 12.00; good vealcrs
about steady, largely 15.50 to 17.00;
medium types 13.00 to 15.00; and
culls and dairy type 11.00 or less.
Not enough bulls to determine a
Asheville: Auction Sales Sept.
20th: Receipts heavy. Market
stronger. Demand good, especially
for feeder cattle. Most good to
choice butcher steers ranged from
16.50 to 18 .00; medium types 13.00
to 16.50 and fair to medium 13.50.
Good to medium stockers and feed
ers cleared mostly from 15.00 to
17.00; common and dairy type
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