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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
Live within 20 miles ot
No. 90 8 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1946
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OLD HANDS AT GETTING TOGETHER,
QUITE ACCUSTOMED to swapping notes on Russian affairs are W. Averell
Harrlman, (right) appointed Secretary of Commerce to replace Henry
Wallace, and Secretary of State James Byrnes. Here they are shown at
a conference last January at the U. S. Embassy in Moscow where Harrl
man was envoy during the crucial years of the war. (Internotional)
Bad Elements Control
Many Communities, Says
Dr. Brown To Rotarians
To Superior Court
In Case of Branson
The Haywood County Superior
court, civil term, which convened
on Sept. 16 with Judge F. E. Alley,
presiding, adjourned late Thursday
afternoon, after one of the longest
sessions In years.
The last case on the calendar,
Martha Wells Branson, and her
husband, Charles H. Branson, ver
sus W. C. Sheffield, involved the
possession of a building on the
main street In Canton.
The defendant was ordered to
pay the plaintiffs $1,325. After the
verdict of the jury was announced,
the defendant gave notice of an
appeal to the Supreme court.
Appeal bond was set at $100.
The defendant was allowed 60 days
in which to make up and serve
case on appeaal and the plaintiffs
were allowed 60 days to file ex
cepts or serve counter case.
AT PRESS MEETING
"Co-oneration with County
Agents" was the tonic of discussion
of the Western North Carolina
Press Association Saturday night
in Asheville. Among those attend
ing were Wavne Coroenins. county
agent here, W. Curtis Russ and
Marion T. Bridges.
Cherokee Indian Fair
Opens 29th Year Today
Opening for the first time since
the war began, the 29th annual
Cherokee Indian Fair starts today
and continues through Saturday at
The Fair Association has made
Plans to make this year's event one
of the best yet. Agricultural dis
plays will be exhibited In the re
cently built hall on the fair
A great variety of handicraft
work, such as baskets, pottery,
beadwork, bows and arrows and
hand woven articles will be on dis
play. Visitors may see many of
them being actually made. There
Larger Than Numbers,
"The average town and city in
America is controlled by the under
world element," Dr. Fred Brown
of Knoxville. told Rotarians here
Friday. "Not that they are in the
majority," the noted speaker said,
"but because far too many better
citizens do not care enough about
government to vote and exercise
their right to sec that good men
are always at the helm."
Turning to the other side of the
picture, the speaker pointed out,
"that officials, no matter how effi
cient, cannot do all' the building of
a community it takes everyone.
A good citizen must let officials
know their desires as well as ex
press criticism when need de
mands." "The average town in America
today also needs faith linked with
controlled energy." he continued.
"Right here in this community,
which is like an emerald nestled
among the hills, it is not enough to
just sell the wonderful air, scenery
and water. Not only must a town
build for business, but for homes
and good neighbors,"
Dr. Brown then brought in the
example of how the Pilgrims built
first their homes, then a church
and later schools. "The same prin
ciples stand today we have not
changed throughout the years. We
must still look to these three insti
tutions as the grassroots of our
During the business hour, two
new members. J. G. McKinley and
Kim Barber were presented as new
members by William Medford.
also will be special displays by
women's and girls' clubs.
Native games, such as Indian
Ball, blowgun and archery con
tests, are free attractions for visi
tors and features that puts the
Cherokee Indian Fair in the class
of "something different." Report
ers and photographers from Life
and Collier's magazines are expected-
to get material for articles at
this year's fair.
Programs and additional infor
mation about the fair may be se
cured at the local Chamber of
Dr. Fred Brown Calls
For More Attention
To Homes And Churches
Its Getting Near
Killing Frost Time
The weather department has
just issued a statement rela
tive to killing frosts in this sec
tion. The average date is Oc
tober 22, but the earliest kill
ing frosts have come as early
as October 3rd.
The latest killing frost on
record Is November 7th, but 80
percent of them occurred after
As to when the first killing
frost would come this year was
not predicted when this data
Services To Be Held
Funeral services for Henry
Charles Terrell, 28, World War II
veteran of Bethel who was instant
ly killed Sunday afternoon when
a motorcycle he was riding went
off the road near Cruso, will be
held this afternoon (Tuesday) at
4 p. m. in the Bethel Methodist
church. Rev. S. R. Crockett and
Rev. C. W. Benson will officiate.
Terrell and a friend, Lewis
Wright, were driving an automo
bile up the road and stopped to
give assistance to a boy who was
having trouble with his motorcycle.
After repairing the trouble, Wright
tried it out, then Terrell took an
other trial ride on the motorcycle,
during which he was killed. Death
was attributed to a fractured skull.
He had been discharged from
the navy early this year after eight
years service. A graduate of Bethel
high school, he was employed on
construction work at the Champion
Fibre company plant at Canton.
The body will remain at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William Thomas Terrell of Bethel,
until the funeral. Other than the
parents, he is survived by the
widow, a three-months old daugh
ter; three sisters, Mrs. S. A. Mast
ers of Asheville, Mrs. James Lazen
by of Bethel, and Miss Louise Ter
rell, student nurse at an Asheville
hospital; three brothers, Clifton of
Bethel, Wayne of Dillsboro, and
James of Los Angeles.
Pallbearers are Lewis Wright,
Edwin Justice, Harris Sentelle,
Walter Terrlll, Floyd Burnette and
Lewis Chambers. Cousins will
serve as flower bearers.
Wells Funeral Home is in charge
W. Pink Best, 77,
Passes Sunay At
W. Pink Best,, 77, retired farmer
and stock raiser of the Crabtree
section, died at 3:30 Monday morn
ing at his home following a linger
Funeral services will be held to
day (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 p. m.
at the Rock Spring Baptist church.
Rev. R. P. McCracken and Rev.
Forest Ferguson will officiate.
Surviving Mr. Best are eight
sons: Crawford, Luther, George,
Jack, Paul, Donald and Bobby, all
of Crabtree; and Garrett Best of
Enka; four daughters, Miss Nancy
Best of Crabtree, Mrs. Claude Mc
Cracken and Mrs. Theodore Davis
of Crabtree, and Mrs. Ted Walker
of Canton; 28 grandchildren and
Grandsons will be pallbearers
and granddaughters flower bear
ers. Wells Funeral Home is in charge
At Baptist Church
Draws Large Crowd
"If civilization is to survive, more
attention must be Riven to home
and church," Dr. Fred Brown of
Knoxville, told a large audience at
the community-wide mass meeting
here Sunday afternoon at the First
Baptist church, where he closed a
week revival Sunday night.
The speaker told of experiences
gained overseas during the first
World War, and gave a gripping
description of world-wide condi
tions today, "as former allies stare
and glare at each other with sus
picion and hate "
"World conditions will not
straighten out, until conditions Im
prove in the homes. The pendu
lum has swung to the extreme, and
parents are beginning to realize the
need for the right kind of homes.
No home can be built except on
scripture conceptions," he said.
Hitting at divorces and broken
homes, Dr. Brown pointed out the
steady Increase of divorces, and
said, "I have no patience with ex
perimental marriages. There's no
place for experiments in marriage.
I had rather follow my four daugh
ter te the grave the te set them
enter Into such a life. After all,
marriage is an institution of God.
and should be treated accordingly."
The second trouble with home
life today, the speaker said, was the
lack of training and recognition of
constituted authority. "Among our
greatest problems today is the fail
ure to recognize constituted au
thority." In discussing the church. Dr.
Brown climaxed his address by
saying, "If civilization is to keep
off the rocks, it must be built
around the church."
Rev. L G Elliott, pastor of the
church, presided, and was assisted
by Rev. M. R. Williamson, pastor of
the Presbyterian church, and Rev.
Paul Townscnd, pastor of the
Ten members of the high school
band, under the direction of Charl
es Isley gave several selections,
and a quartette composed of Dewey
Hyatt, L C. Elliott, Aaron Hyatt
and Jimmy Gentry, sang one num
ber. Beef Calves From
Haywood Sell To
Top Haywood county beef calves
are being sold to counties In the
eastern part of the state to be fed
for baby beef shows In the spring
Approximately 45 calves have been
shipped so far at a top price, in
coopcratioin with T L. Gwyn of
the North Carolina Department of
Agriculture, who is assisting in
selecting fhpsp fnlvc nnH GonHino
them to the eastern ounties. Some
of the beef producers who have
sent cattle so far are:
Jarvis H. Allison, Waynesville;
C. C. Francis, Waynesville; Jack
Felmet, Waynesville; Harley Fran
cis, Waynesville; N. W. Carver,
Jonathan Creek; Tom Rainer, Jon
athan Creek; Jule Boyd, Jonathan
Creek; Dave Boyd, Jonathan Creek;
Grady Howell, Jonathan Creek; C.
F. Owen, Jonathan Creek; John B
Campbell, Maggie: Fred Campbell,
Maggie; R. V. Welch, Waynesville;
George A Brown, Jr., Waynesville:
Jonathan Woody, Waynesville, and
John F. Rogers & Sons, Crabtree.
Mill Will Be Put
Up At Auction
Jonathan Roller Mill on Jona
than Creek, will be sold at public
auction Wednesday at two o'clock.
The mill, all equipment, and some
adjoining property will be put up
for sale. The property also carries
with it rights of way for water
which operates a large steel water
wheel. The property is owned by J. E.
Ferguson and the R. M. Ferguson
Of W. N. C.
E. C. Daniel,
E. C. Daniel of Zebulon, presi
dent of the State Pharmaceutical
association, will be the principal
speaker at the organization meet
ing here Thursday of pharmacists
in 14 Western North Carolina coun
ties. Addresses and discussions of
varied subjects of interest to the
group are planned during sessions
at the Hotel Gordon. Officers will
be elected for District 1 (of five
In the state) to set up an organiza
tion similar to that of the state
association, and plans made for
regular meetings in the future.
J Louis Cobb, local pharmacist,
Is In charge of arrangements. He
expects between 35 and SO pharm
acists from this area and visiting
officials of the state group to at
tend, several of whom will make
a visit to the Cherokee Indian Fair
prior to coming here.
Speakers include H. C. McAllis
ter of Chapel Hill, secretary of the
State Board of Pharmacy; T. J.
Ham, Jr , of Yanceyvllle, chairman
of the Institute of Pharmacy; F. O.
Bowman of Chapel Hill, attorney
I oi the association; W. .1 Smith of
Chapel Hill, NCPA secretary, and
Mrs W. R. Adams of Angler, presi
dent of the Woman's Auxiliary.
Mrs. Louise Nelson,
24, Is Said To
On .22 Rifle
Mrs. Louise Mull Nelson, 24,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Mull, of the Shingle Cove section,
died in the Haywood County hos
pital about 6:45 o'clock Thursday
night of a bullet wound in the
abdomen which was accidentally
inflicted, according to John Kcrley,
deput sheriff, who investigated the
Mrs Nelson is said to have fallen
on a .22 rifle she was carrying.
The officer stated that he had been
told by her parents with whom she
resided that she had mentioned to
them that she was going to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sul
lies, neighbors, who lived about
300 yards away, to borrow the rifle
with which to kill a chicken.
She is reported to have gone to
the Suttles home and obtained the
gun. She started back home, and
the nine-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Suttles is reported to have
called his parents and told them
he had seen Mrs. Nelson stumble
and fall, and the gun had dis
charged. After calling his parents to the
scene he ran for Mrs. Nelson's
father, who is also reported to have
heard the shot and had come to in
vestigate. The officer stated that
he had been Informed that she was
found lying on the gun with the
end sticking up in her chin. The
bullet entered her abdomen and
apparently had ranged upward. She
died a short time after reaching
Funeral services were conducted
at the home of her parents In the
(Continued on Page Eight)
Livestock Show Section
To Be Published Friday
Complete details. Including
premium list, of the Third An
nual Livestock and Heme Arts
Show will be published In a
special section ot The Moun
This Is the first show since
1941, and every effort will be
made to give complete details
of every phase of the show.
A large number of pictures
E. C. DANIEL of Zebulon, presi
dent of the N. C. Pharmaceutical
association, will address the mem
bers from 14 W N. (' counties at
their district organizational meet
ing here Thursday.
Dry Weather And
High Feed Costs
Keep Cattle Frdhi
Much interest is being shown in
the Haywood County Livestock and
Home Arts Show, and indications
are that there will be a good num
ber of cattle shown this year. Many
of the cattle may not be In as good
condition as the farmers would
likcr, however, due to the dry
weather and high cost of feed it
Is practically impossible to get
them in the condition they would
like to have them.
The following committees are
working on the different classes,
for which they are responsible:
Hereford Cattle: Roy S. Haynes,
Jack Rogers, Dwighl Williams;
Aberdeen-Angus Cattle: Roy A.
Robinson, Robert Hipps, N W.
Garrett; Shorthorn Cattle: Enos
Boyd, George F. Plolt; Fred Mann,
Dual Purpose Cattle: Joe Michal,
John A. Plott, Sam 1.. Queen.
Feeder Calves: George Stamey,
R. V. Welch, 1.. M. Leatherwood;
Dairy Cattle (any breed): G. C.
Palmer, Jr , .1 I. Edwards, Glenn
James; Guernsey Cattle: Joe Pal
mer, J. Frank Mann, Miss Flor
ence Osborne: Swine: W. L. Brad
shaw, Howard Pless, Billy Mainons;
Horses and Mules: L, II. Bramlett,
J. II. James, W. F Swift; Sheep:
Herschell Hipps, M. B. Rogers, L.
M. Sherrill: Poultry: Judson Pin
ner, F. R. Kennedy , J L. Hipps.
4-1 1 and FFA Baby Beef: Ted
Francis, Donald McCracken, David
McCracken; 4-H and FFA Junior
Dairy Show: II R. Caldwell, Zene
Wells, Charles Ray Holder; Tur
keys: Lawrence Leatherwood;
Home Arts Division: Mrs. Paul
Robinson. Mrs. Edward Glavich,
Mrs. J. L. Cannon.
Judge F. E. Alley
To Preside Over
Judge Felix E. Alley left Sun
day for Charlotte where he will
preside over a criminal term of
Superior court in Mecklenburg
county. He will return home the
last of the week.
and illustrations will be used
in the special section. Officials
of the event are taking1 a large
number of extra copies to use
in advertising the two-day pro
gram. All copy for advertising in
this section should be In the
office by noon Wednesday. The
deadline for news remains
Line To Be
Pipe Will Increase
Construction of a 0,000-foot
water line from the reservoir up
Allen's Creek to a point near St.
Michael's church is scheduled to
get underway today, it was learn
ed from G. C. Ferguson, town man
ager. The Asheville Paving Company
has the contract, and estimate it
will take about 45 working days to
complete the job. The project will
cost more than $40,000, it was said.
All the 10-inch pipe, with the
exception of one car, is already on
the ground. All other materials
are also on hand.
The new line joins the 8-inch
line from the intake, and engineers
working on the project, estimate
the additional line will give Way
nesville about 300,000 more gal
lons of water dally The daily con
sumption at present Is over 700,000
gallons, and in the peak of summer,
Hie total is more than 900.000.
The line runs across the golf
course and then up Allen's Creek
to a point near the church.
The contract was let several
months ago, but construction was
held up due to materials and the
summer season at the golf course.
To Open His Man
Store About 15th
Emmett H. Balentinc left Sun
da yfor New York and Baltimore
where he will buy merchandise for
Balentine's Man Store, which he
hopes to open on Main Street about
Mr. Balentinc has already started
modernization of the building for
merly occupied by the Dixie Store
on Main Street. Special equipment
Is being built to take care of the
stock which will be exclusive for
men and boys.
Mr. Balentinc started buying
stocks several months ago and these
are coming in for the opening. Ho
has exclusive agency for a number
of nationally advertised lines in
men and boys wear which he will
Eggs and Poultry
Egg prices continue at ,r)5c
dozen at the Farmers Exchange
Prices on broilers and fryers
J 25c a pound, while heavy hens
j have risen to 23c. The egg market
in Asheville is running steady, with
receipts light. Grade A large eggs
57, A medium 46, B large 45 and
Grade C 32. A weaker market on
live poultry is reported, with a
drop in consumer demand from last
week's peak. Monday broilers and
fryers were priced at 45, hens at
30-3Ic a pound.
Asheville: Auction Sales Sept.
27: Receipts heavy. Market about
steady. Cows Fat butcher beef
type 12.00 to 13.50; medium 10 00
to 12.00; canners and cutters 7.25
to 1000. Heifers Good fat type
13.00 to 15.75; medium to good
11.00 to 13.00; common and dairy
type 8.50 to 11.00. Stockers 11.00
to 14.00. Calves Good fat veal
ers 16.00 to 18.50, medium types
14.00 to 16 00; culls and dairy type
10.25 to 13.00; stockers 12.00 to
16.00 Steers Good to choice 16.50
to 18.50; medium to good 15.00 to
16.50; fair to medium 13.00 to
15.00. Stockers medium to good
15.00 to 17.50; common and dairy
type 11.00 to 14.00. Bulls Good
fat butcher type, mostly 13.95; fair
to medium 10.00 to 12.00.
Fat lambs mostly 15.00 to 17.00:
medium types 12.00 to 15.00
ewes mostly 7.00 to 9.00.
(No reports received at
time from Hendersonville and At
lanta on apples and vegetables.
The Farmers Exchange announces
prices of potatoes remain at 2.00
per bushel, and that they are of
fering 3.50 per 100 lbs. for black
walnuts, jtist now being harvested.)