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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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No. 91 24 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
L fudges from the
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Line precincts dur-
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fe changes were
officials who served
judges are to be an-
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receive the registra
the Superior Court
Jay, Oct. 9, at 1 p. m
books will be open
s the last three Sat-
month: Oct. 12th
Newly eligible vot-
kfers will have the
k qualify on these
hay, Nov. 2 will be
and the election
tiiAcftav Nnv 5.
Ire the precinct off i-
Lville: Dave Turner,
Henry Gaddy, judge.
tsville: Hayes Alley,
E. P. McCracken,
if. H. Prevost, judge,
inev Mehaffpv. tpb-
j. nooav. mdee. .
lick Moody, registrar
Lush Caldwell, reg
irlt Hannah, judge.
pel Caldwell, regis-
B. McCrarv. ree-
ltason Medford, reg-
Robert Fish pr mate.
: J. T. Coman,
Xo. 1 w w di-
P Robinson, judge.
N; Jake Smathers,
Po.3: C. E. Williamc
F E- Cole, judge.
P- 4: Bill Franklin,
So. 5: FroH
Pe Mease, judge.
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The birth rate at the Hay
wood County hospital continues
to increase. Last month, Sep
tember, broke all previous rec
ords with a 24 increase in num
ber. There were 120 births as
against 96 in August. They
have been so crowded at times
that if the mother and baby
are doing well, they are asked
to' leave the hospital and go
home when the baby is 36
On Monday morning they
had 22 mothers in the hospital,
when the capacity for taking
care of them is 13, according
to Mrs. Irene Rogers, superin
tendent. "We had eight babies and
their mothers rooming in the
hall instead of in rooms or
wards on Monday," continued
To East Is
Star Route Bus
Schedule To Mid-day
Noon mail from Waynesville to
the East was resumed Thursday
after an 11-day loss of this service
was brought about by the change
in train schedules. The star route
bus between Asheville and Bryson
City began operating on new hours
yesterday that allows it to pick up
mail from the local post office about
12:00 noon for delivery to Ashe
ville. The change was announced by
Postmaster J. Hardin Howell, who
states that dispatches for eastbound
mail will close at 11:30 a. m.
Formerly the star route had
taken mail from Waynesville at
8:30 a. m. When the eastbound
train changed from going through
here at 11 o'clock to 9:15, it made
two early mails and none later in
the day going East.
Now the star route bus leaves
Bryson City at 9:30 a. m. bound
for Asheville. It's return trip also
is changed which will bring a late
afternoon mail here from the East.
Allen And Reece
Named to Building
and Loan Positions
C. J. Reece was named as a mem
ber of the board of directors of the
Haywood Home Building and Loan
Association, and C. N. Allen was
named a svice president, taking the
place of the late E. J. Hyatt.
Mr. Reece is owner and manager
of Massie's Department Store here,
and takes an active part in civic
and business affairs of the com
munity. He is a director of the
Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. AJlenv has been a member
of the board of directors of the
Building and Loan for many years,
taking an active part.
Square Dancers, String Bands Will
Compete For Loving Cups Tues. Night
With silver cups for prizes, com
petition will be keen to determine
the champion square dance team
and string band In Haywood county
in the program Tuesday night at
the Livestock and Home Arts show.
Three of the best square dance
teams In the county, Champion
Y.M.C.A., Soco Gap, and Pigeon
Valley, will be entered in the con
test. Richard Queen, Haywood's
loss to the Asheville Junior Cham
ber of Commerce, will be on the
"mike" during this part of the
All three teams were entered in
the Labor Day contests at Canton,
SELECTED AS "America's Most Typical Farmer," Edward Ray, Morrls
ville, Pa., Is shown (center) at the New Jersey State Fair, Trenton,
with his prize boar, "King Proud Leader." Ray was selected from over
300 contestants throughout the U. S. for the title. (International)
Early Killing Frost
Hits Haywood Wed.
October brought with it a
heavy killing frost on Wednes
day morning, as the tempera
ture dropped to 25, according
to the official reading at the
State Test Farm.
Some com was hurt In Hay
wood, and also tobacco, accord
ing to Howard Clapp, general
manager of the State Test
Farm. The frost was describ
ed as a "dry frost" that did not
do as much damage as a "wet"
frost, he explained.
The Haywood County Home
Demonstration Clubs won the gavel
offered for the club having the
largest number of members, trav
eling the greatest distance in at
tendance at the annual meeting of
the North Carolina Home Demon
stration clubs, according to infor
mation received here Wednesday
by Miss Mary Margaret Smith,
county home agent.
There were 22 members of Hay
wood clubs who attended the state
meeting and the combined travel
mileage of the group totaled 13,
There were eighty-nine clubs
represented at the state meeting
held in Raleigh in August, and the
announcement of the award was
made this week.
The gavel which arrived yester
day will be presented to Mrs. Paul
Robinson, president of the Hay
wood county council of Home
Clubs, at their meeting by Miss
Mary Margaret Smith. The council
will be allowed to keep the gavel
for one year, after which it will be
returned to the state organization
to be again rewarded to the county
winner in 1947.
"In view of the great distance
the Haywood members had to
travel, this is a distinct honor for
them to have won this recognition,"
stated Miss Smith, who also point
ed out th eunusual large attendance
of the Haywood clubs.
with Champion Y and Pigeon Val
ley being judged second and
third respectively. All teams are
very adept at this type of dancing,
which is an attraction always en
joyed by spectators as well as the
Four of the most talented string
bands in Haywood will be out for
the loving cup in that division.
Pressley's, Fred Carpenter's James
Hai-nie's, and the Soco Gap bands
So "swing your partner and
p-romenade" . . . down to the high
sthool for Tuesday night's fun
AND PRIZE BOAR
The Park has done it again
for the second time in its history,
over a million persons have been
attracted to the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park in a
During the period of October 1,
1945, to September 30, 1946, 1,147,
377 persons were estimated to have
visited the Park to see the superb
scenery and wealth of wildlife.
In 1941, the last year before the
war, 1,247,019 persons visited this
park; thereafter travel fell off
sharply when all attention was cen
tered on winning the war then
the problem of those responsible
for the preservation of the park
area was to keep it so that when
peacetime conditions returned the
area would be unimpaired for the
enjoyment of this and future gen
erations. In those years many
members of the armed forces found
rest and solace in the area, as did
also those citizens who wore able
to find transportation to the area.
With the return to more peaceful
times travel began to increase
sharply, and in the 12-month pe
riod just ended at least 1.147,377
persons, in 360,804 vehicles, visited
the park. The visitors are known
to have come from every slate in
the Union, Canada, and a few for
Since July, 1942, travel to this
park has been estimated, the esti
mate bring made on a scientific
basis from actual counts of travel
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Fall is best of all in North Caro
lina. This is the slogan now being ad
vertised in newspaper and maga
zines that reach a nation wide
audience, sponsored by the State
Department of Conservation and
Development, to promote tourist
travel in the state.
The advertisement is illustrated
with a scene of horseback riders
on the hills , above Cataloochee
Ranch, one of the favorite resorts
in Haywood county. The text points
out the fact and most natives
agree that the colors of autumn
make the mountains more attrac
tive than ever.
Dr. Chapman Will
Dr. W. K. Chapman of Waynes
ville will attend the two-day 25th
annual meeting of the First District
Dental society, that opens Sunday
at the Langren Hotel in Asheville.
Approximately 200 dentists from
Western North Carolina are ex
pected to attend the meeting. Dr.
John C. Specker of Philadelphia,
j member of the American Acad
emy of Plastic Research in Den
tistry, will give a talk on "Muco
Seal Impression Technique," at the
Monday morning session. Dr.
Ralph D. Coffey of Morganton, dis
trict president, will preside and
speak Sunday morning.
Dr Chapman is a member of the
society's executive committee.
Attending 8th Annual
Western N. C.
All pastors of the Methodist
churches in Haywood county are
in Asheville this week attending
the eighth annual session of the
Western North Carolina ('(infer
ence of the Methodist church,
which opened Wednesday night at
Central Methodist church.
Bishop Clare I'urcell, of Char
lotte, presiding officer, opened the
conference, which was attended by
around 1,000 persons The program
on the opening night cele!u i
the anniversary of the conference
historical society, with Dr. Klnier
T. Clark, president of the society,
of New York and Lake .lunaliisk't.
the main speaker. He had as his
subject, "Evangelistic Spirit of
Thursday morning Bishop I'ur
cell, assisted by the Methodist min
isters of Asheville administered
Holy Communion at a special serv
ice held in Central church at 9:00
o'clock. All meetings with the ex
ception of the Saturday night serv
ice and the conference rally
Sunday afternoon, at Hie city audi
torium, will be held at Central
The conference will close on
Monday, with the reading of the
appointments. I here are a num
ber of vacancies to be filled in
Haywood county as several of the
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Little David Plott Owen, 15-months-old
son of Doctors
Robert and Margaret Owen of
Canton, was operated on for
acute appendicitis at the Hay
wood County hospital on Sep
tember 27th, and was allowed
to go home the same day. His
father performed the opera
tion, and Dr. Tom Stiingfield
Baby Owen is the youngest
person ever to have been op
crated on at the local hospital
for acute appendicitis. His
parents are well pleased with
its success, for it is believed
that with a few hours delay
the little fellow would not
have had a chance to survive.
Since 50 per cent of all cases
of appendicitis occur between
the ages of five and 25, this
is considered a very unusual
case. It is relatively infre
quent for a person to be
stricken before the age of five
and after 40, however no age is
Livestock Show General Program
MONDAY NKillT, :.'()
Barbecue, with all civic clubs of Haywood co-operating
with officers and directors of Livestock and Home
Arts show. Entertainment, including Waynesville Band
and Canton Band. Also cjuartettes of spiritual singers.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
9:30 A. M.-Street Parade of 4-II Clubs, F.F.A. Chap
ters and Home Economics Clubs.
10:00 A. M. Judging Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Home
12:00 Noon Lunch.
1:00 P. M. Judging Beef Cattle, Home Arts Exhibits.
NIGHT OF TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
6:30 P. M. Band Concert, Waynesville and Canton
7:15 P. M. Parade of Champions. (Radio Broadcast).
8:00 P. M. Guest Speaker, Lt. Gov. L. Y. Ballentine.
8:30 P. M. Special Musical Entertainment.
9:00 P. M. Contest for Haywood County Square
Dance Team Champion award silver
9:30 P. M. Contest for Champion String Band of Hay
wood County award silver cup.
10:30 P. M Contest for Champion "Buck Dancer."
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
10:00 A. M Judging Horses
12:00 Noon Lunch.
1:00 P. M. Fifth Annual Haywood County Hereford
Breeders Consignment Sale 5 bulls, 50
females Col. Earl Gartin, Auctioneer.
Speaks At Show
I.VNTON Y. BALLENTINE,
North Carolina's lieutenant gover
nor, from V ar ina. will be the guest
speaker at the Haywood County
Livestock and Home Arts Show,
Guest Speaker Has
As Farmer And
Lieutenant Governor Lynlon Y.
Ballentine of Varina will be the
speaker at the Haywood County
Livestock and Home Arts Show
during the program Tuesday night.
His talk will begin at 8:00 p. m.
from a platform on the Township
high school athletic field, facing
Lieut.-Gov. Ballentine is a prom
inent Wake county dairyman and
farmer who served as a member
of the State Board of Agriculture
in 1941; was State Senator from
the 13th district from 1937 until
elected to his present office in
lie is a graduate of Wake Forest
college (1921 ) where he specialized
in political economy. He is one
nf the most, talented orators in the
slate, and presides over the State
Senate, of which is he is presi
dent. Underwood Is Buyer
Of Jonathan Roller Mill
David Underwood purchased the
. 1 1 1 1 a t ban Holler Mill on Jonathan
( reek at Hie auction sale Wednes
day afternoon, and announces that
hi' will continue operating as usual
under liis management.
The property was bought from
.1 E. I'ermison and the It. M. Ecr
Barbecue Monday Night
And Many Interesting
Highlights Of Program
Bipi'cst Crowd Evpr FlvnprfpH
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Parade Of Champions To Be Broadcast
Over Radio, Keen Competition
Expected In All Events
Asscinblmi; the best livestock and products of homemakers
in Haywood county, the thud annual Haywood County Live
stock and 1 Ionic Arts Show will open on the Waynesville
Township Hi);h school grounds Tuesday morning for a two
day exhibit rain or shine.
Hiuhlinhtinn the show- which when held last in 1041 drew
some fi.OUO persons and is expected to set new high attendance
records this year will be the Parade of Champions, starting
at 7:1T Tuesday night on the athletic field. This event will be
broadcast over Asheville radio station WWNC, and will be
followed by Lieutenant Governor Lynton Y. Ballentine's talk.
'Id Sims, president of the local
Chamber of Commerce, will be
master of cerenioni. ., during the
Tuesday nii'ht program. Charles
Hay will introduce the guest
Directors, committees, and all
civic and farm organizations from
over the county have been working
for months under the general
supervision of the county agent,
Wayne Corpening, to put on a com
plete showing of the many articles
and quality livestock produced
here, bearing out the theme that
this diversified county is a good
place to live in.
Cattle, horses, mules, sheep and
swine will be exhibited by the
Haywood stockmen and future
stockmen, while the women and
girls will show their canning, cook
ing, clothing, rugs, basketry, weav
ing, flowers and vegetable collec
tions. Club-Industry Exhibits
In addition there will be many
group exhibits, prepared by Home
Demonstration, 4-11, Home Eco
nomics and EEA organizations. A
special feature added this year will
be the industrial exhibits, with the
major manufacturing plants of
Haywood demonstrating their va
riety of products.
Dayton Hubber company, Cham
pion Paper and Fibre company,
Wellco Shoe corporation, A. C.
Lawrence Leather company, and
Unagusla Manufacturing company
will have displays showing goods
made by each firm. Aaron Prevost
has beaded the committee prepar
ing the industrial exhibits.
Considerable interest will renter
in the livestock judging, wheh gets
under way at 10 a. m. Tuesday
and continues through the after
noon. Enlries in seven classes of
cattle will be given prizes: Short
horn Aberdeen Angus, Herefords;
Dual Purpose and Grade cattle:
Junior Guernsey Dairy, and 4-H
and EE A Baby Beef.
L. I. Case, animal husbandry ex
pert from the agricultural exten
sion service, will judge beef cattle,
swine, and work with J. C. Pierce,
also from I lie extension service, on
judging horses and mules. Mr.
Pierce will judge sheep, and Dr.
J. II. If i I ) on. animal industry head
at N. C. Slate college, will judge
J It. W. Slioffner, district farm
agent, will judge club exhibits, and
' Mary Margaret Robinson, Transyl
j vania county home agent, and Jose
J phinc Johnson. Jackson county
home agent will assist in this di
1 vision, and judge the general ex
I Home arts will be shown in two
divisions, one the work of women
and the other of Home Economics
, and 4-H club girls.
j Monday night when the livestock
40 Page Catalogue Lists Premiums
And Events At Haywood County Show
I Distribution of thousands of
1 copies of the 4-page colorful cata
log of the 3rd Annual Livestock and
Home Arts Show is underway.
The catalog is unique in that it
shows in pictures more than just
agricultural life in Haywood. One
of the scenes is a full page picture
from Cove Creek Gap. The next
two pages were made from the hill
in front of the Dayton Rubber
plant by George J. Driver, Jr. In
the upper right hand corner of this
scene is the foreword of the book.
The next two pages, also in color,
are dedicated to the men in service
from Haywood. The outline of a
shield covers the two pages, with
a brief editorial in the center.
will be coming In for the opening
day judging, a barbecue will be
given with special invitations sent
Waynesville Rotary and Lions
to farm folks and members of the
clubs, Canton Civitans and Lions,
and the Haze I wood Boosters.
Jonathan Woody will be master
of ceremonies, and introduce
guests. Dr. Hilton of State college
will make a short talk.
Both the Canton and Waynes
ville high school band will be on
hand to play during the barbecue,
of which David Underwood is in
charge. A colored quartet and the
Sprlngdale School musical group
will present several numbers.
Tuesday morning at 9:30 the
street parade of 4-H clubs, FFA
chapters and Home Economics
clubs will start from the Hotel
Gordon, go up Main street to Acad
emy, and march down to the show
grounds. The show will formally
open at 10 a. m.
The two high school bands will
give a concert at 6:30 o'clock the
first night (changed from the time
previous announced.) This will
be followed by the Parade of
Champions winners in the live
stork events and the speech by
Lieut. Governor Ballentine.
A musical and dancing program
will entertain the crowd on into
the night. Beginning at 9 p. m.
several special musical numbers
will be offered, and at 9:30 the
contests to determine the Haywood
county square dance team, string
band, and buck dancer will begin.
Judging of horses will start at
10 a. m. Wednesday, and after
lunch the fifth annual Haywood
County Hereford Breeders Con
signment sale will start, with Col.
Earl Gartin, nationally-known auc
tioneer from Illinois, selling the
select beef animals.
EGGS AND POULTRY
At the Farmers Exchange prices
for eggs arc holding up to 55c a
dozen. Broilers and fryers 25c a
pound, hens 22c. Asheville s egg
market is running steady, receipts
moderate. Grade A large 61, A
medium 51, B large 51, and grade
C 32. Live poultry is reported
steady. Broilers and fryers 40 to
45; heavy hens 30, and roosters 20.
With truck crops no longer be
ing marketed at Hendersonville,
the only sales reported Thursday
from there were of bulk apples,
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All pages of the catalog are done
in black and bright red.
Half page pictures were used of
the different breeds of cattle, as
well as for horses, sheep, swine,
dairy cattle, and the junior show,
both dairy and beef.
Another half page picture was
used to designate the beginning of
the Home Arts division. Near the
front of the book, a picture of a
field of tobacco is shown.
The booklet is printed on heavy
enamel paper, and bound in Cord
wain cover, both are products of
The Champion Paper and Fibre
The book was designed and print
ed by The Mountaineer.
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