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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
No. 94 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1946
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dance that night,
committee is corn-
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luded C. E. Brown,
fred Campbell, Mr.
Bryson, Mr. and
Idford, Hugh Leath-
Mrs. Larry Cagle,
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put on display to-
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Ernest Leslie Davis
Said To Have Run
Into Parked Truck
Ernest Leslie Davis, 13-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Davis,
of East street was fatally injured
here Saturday morning around 11
o'clock when he rode his bicycle
into a parked truck on the Ashe
ville highway near the Farmers
Exchange. Persons nearby who wit
nessed the accident stated that he
apparently failed to see the truck
He was taken to the Haywood
County hospital immediately fol
lowing the accident, where it was
found he had suffered a fractured
skull, broken leg and other injur
ies. He died around 12:30 o'clock
A student at the Waynesville
junior high school, he was a mem
ber of the Waynesville high school
band and was active in the 4-H club
work; A calf he entered in the
Haywood County Livestock and
Home Arts show here last week
won first prize in its class.
The boy had owned the bicycle
for only a few days, and it was said
had purchased it with money he
had been' saving.
' Funeral services will be conduct
ed t VHsabeth Chapel Methodist
church, in Ratcliff Cove at 11:00
o'clock this morning (Tu"3day).
The Rev. C. R. Rose and the Rev.
Jarvls Underwood will officiate.
Pallbearers will be: Davis Gallo
way, Calvin McDanlels, Fred James,
Frank James, Jr., and Joe Turner,
Cousins will be in charge of the
Surviving are the parents, and
two sisters, Louise and Barbara
Jean Davis, both of the home.
Garrett Funeral Home will be
in charge of the arrangements.
Cannery To Be
The Waynesville Community
Cannery, which has been officially
closed for the season will be open
to the public on Wednesday of this
week, it was announced yesterday
by Mrs. Rufus Siler, one of the
The opening of the plant at this
time is the result of a large num
ber of requests from persons wish
ing to do some late fall canning.
If there is a sufficient number of
requests the cannery will also be
open for an additional day on
Thursday. The hours are from
9 to 5 o'clock.
The October meeting of the
Haywood County Medical Society
will be held on Thursday evening
at 8 o'clock in the living room at
the Nurse's Home at the Haywood
Cjounty hospital, according to an
announcement byb Dr. Mary
Michal, secretary of the society.
Dr. Joe Westmoreland, of Can
ton, will be in charge of the meet
ing and all members are urged
to be present.
Rev. D. E. Camak Will
Retire At Junaluska
Rev. D. E. Camak, D.D., a former
pastor of the Central Methodist
church, Canton, who for the past
four rears has served the First
Methodist church of Marion, re
tired from the ministry last week.
He and Mrs. Camak will reside at
their home at Lake Junaluska.
Dr. Camak had been engaged
in educational work as founder and
president of Textile Industrial In
stitute, now Spartanburg Junior
college, before taking pastorates in
Greenville and Union, S. C, then
at Canton and Hendersonville.
Can't Beat Him
FORCED to abandon his bass fid
dling career when his arm was in
jured Id the war, Johnny Catron,
Los Angeles, Cal., demonstrates
that he can still bent the drums. He
has organized the "Good Luck
Band," made up of handicapped
Five High School
Elected to Post
At Western District
Local high school teachers from
here received recognition at the
meeting of the Western District of
the North Carolina Education Asso
ciation, which was held in Ashcville
Mrs. M. G. Stamey was elected
vice president of the Science group
with Miss Mary Elmore named sec
retary of the same division.
Mrs. J. M. Kellett was elected
president of The Latin Department.
Owen Corwin was named secre
tary and treasurer of The Trade
and Industrial group.
Margaret Chambers was elected
secretary of the modern language
Virginia Holl.elaw of Canton
High school was elected secretary
of the business education teachers.
Work Is Started
On Radio Station
Near Soco Gap
Construction began last week of
the State Highway patrol radio
station on the peak south of Soco
The station, according to infor
mation given Patrolman O. R. Rob
erts, will have a tower 97 feet high
and a 12 by 12 concrete building.
Bases for the station were poured
last week, and if radio equipment
arrives on schedule the workers
expect to have it completed by
the end of October.
This will be equipped for the
frequency modulation type of radio
transmission, and will serve as an
amplifying station for the principal
Western North Carolina control
station at Swannanoa, making pos
sible clear two-way contact to all
patrol cars in the far-western coun
ties. Upon its completion and the
change of the patrol's present AM
radio equipment to FM the state
police will have a much more ef
ficient communications system.
Livestock Show's Best
Animals Are Pictured
On page one. second section,
are being published pictures of
seven of the top animals shown
at the recent Livestock and
Home Arts Show here. These
pictures made for The Moun
taineer, by Ingram, Skyland
Studio.' are the only pictures
made at the show. These were
made in the rain, and under
Much interest has been
shown in the pictures and the
full account of the Show as giv
en by The Mountaineer.
Contract Is Let
For Start Of
A new school building for color
ed students, part of a community
center development that will cost
near $100,000, was approved last
week by the county board of com
missioners and will be constructed
in the Gibsontown section of Can
ton. The building contract has been
awarded to L. L. Merchant Con
struction company of Asheville,
and the new school is expected to
be completed by next summer.
High school students from over
the county and elementary stu
dents from Canton will attend clas
ses in the new building according
to present plans. It will replace a
structure destroyed by fire.
Colored students from Canton in
the eighth and ninth grades now
ride by bus to attend classes in
Waynesville, and after finishing the
ninth grade they must, at the pre
sent time, go outside Haywood
county to continue schooling.
When the new building is put to
use, explains Sput. Jack Messer, all
colored high school students from
the ninth through 12th grades, will
attend classes at Canton.
A brick building, it will have
seven class rooms and a home eco
nomics room on the ground level.
A -work shpH.wtfl be ddd' in tk
future. Water and sewer lines will
be installed and new roads made
by the highway department. Six
acres of land adjacent to the two
and one-half acres already owned
in Gibsontown have been purchas
ed for the new school's location.
Supt. A. J. Hutchins of the Can
ton district has commended the
county board on taking a long
range view of the situation and
making a substantial advance in the
advantages offered the colored peo
ple of Haywood county.
Hits Child When
Bus, Gets Fine
Edd McCracken, 21, of Fines
Creek, was fined $50 and costs
($9.10) for passing a school bus on
the highway between Canton and
Asheville while the bus was un
McCracken was driving a Gra
ham sedan at the time he was ar
rested, about 4:30 p. m. October
7. On going around the bus he
bumped into a six-year-old girl,
Nancy Pressley, who had gotten
off the bus, and Patrolman O. R.
Roberts, who was riding behind
McCracken in the patrol car, made
the arrest. The little girl was found
not to have been injured.
The hearing was conducted
Thursday afternoon at Canton by
i Magistrate R. R. Mease.
Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Plott have as
their guest the latter's sister, Mrs.
Lucy Reagan of New York. Mrs.
Reagan will also visit other rela
tives in the county before return
ing to her home.
Smoky Mountain Fur Farm
Brings New Idea To WNC
A good, original idea, plus the
willingness to work hard are the
essentials that have started many
great businesses in America.
These were the qualities that
Ned Moody used to start, in 1939,
what has grown to be the Smoky
Mountain Fur farm, one of the
most interesting businesses in Hay
Located on the well - known
Moody farm near Dellwood, which
his father, S. J. Moody, owns, Ned
has an attractive log and concrete
house on the edge of the woods at
the foot of Walker Bald mountain,
where he, his wife and three young
children live. They view from the
front of their house the northern
side of Eagles Nest. Behind his
house underneath a spread of sap
lings, are the wire pens and run
ways that compose the Fur Farm.
Here live a variety of animals
Robinson Makes Gain Through
Halfback Lawrence Robinson carries the ball on one of his many plunges through the line to lead Waynes
ville to their 20 to 6 victory over Canton Friday night. Co-captain Tom Medford, right tackle (No. 39) has
opened the hole and blocked a Canton man, laying at the left, while Co-captain Robinson has Canton's Inves
ter (No. 62) and Miller (No. C7) in his way. But he got the first down and carried the ball on two touch
down runs. This is a Mountaineer Photograph by Ingram, Skyland Studio.
kkk Committeemen To Meet Thursday
To Decide Places For Burley Vote
Is Hit By .22
Cal. Rifle Bullet
On Mountain Side
Leonard Price, 14, of the Sul-1
pnur aprings secuon near waynes
ville, was reported in critical con
dition Monday at the Haywood
County hospital, but recovering as
well as could be expected.
He was injured Sunday afternoon
by a .22 cal. bullet which went
through his right arm and the right
side of his abdomen. The rifle
(hat fired the bullet was owned by
Rill Gilliland, Hi, of Waynesville,
who was handling the weapon at
the time it injured young Price.
These two and a third youth
were reportedly having a barbecue
or picnic on Eagle's Nest mountain
when the accident occurred. There
have been conflicting statements
regarding the manner in which it
occurred, but it apparently was not
Gilliland is bonded to appear be
fore Magistrate Wade IMoland on
November 2 at the Court House.
Ned Tucker Back
From Safety Meet
Ned Tucker, personnel director
of The Dayton Rubber Manufac
turing Company here, returned
Sunday from the National Safety
Conference, which met all last
week in Chicago.
The conference stressed safely in
industry, home, on the farm and
traffic. A series of conferences
were held on different subjects at
the same time, in order to take care
of the 10,000 attending.
Accompanying Mr. Tucker, was
R. L. Wampler, of the Dayton of
fice of the firm.
whose names cause fashion-minded
ladies to perk up with an interested
glint in their eye. Mink! Silver
and Platinum Fox! Siberian Fitch
and Beaver. These are the animals
that go to make the most, desirable,
and needless to say, most expen
sive, coats for the feminine ward
robe. The mink is a small animal,
hardly as large as a grown squir
rel, who grows from two basic
types. Those with solid black pelts,
which make up the majority of the
mink family on Mr. Moody's farm,
are of either Eastern or Yukon
breed. The grey furred mink is
the Ko-H-Inur, named after the
From these by careful inter
breeding comes the "king" of the
mink family, the platinum, or as
advertised by the trade, Silver
(Continued on Page Five)
Burley Yield Is
Predicted To Be
1,350 Lbs. Acre
An average yield of 1,350
pounds of tobacco per acre in
Western North Carolina's bur
ley belt was predicted in the
October crop report made by
the Federal and State Depart
ments of Agriculture, a drop
of 100 pounds per acre from
the record 1945 yield.
"The burley crop was hamp
ered to some extent by dry
weather during the early grow
ing season," stat.es, the report.
"This resulted in the crop be
ing considerably shorter than
last year. According to early
reports, the quality of the crop
promises to be good."
Stressing the fact that tobacco
must be taken to the market in
better shape than has been neces
sary in recent years in order to
get good prices, Roy Strivers, to
bacco specialist with the state ex
tension service, gave two well
al tended demonstrations of grad
ing in Haywood county Saturday.
Sixteen growers were present to
watch Mr. Strivers in the morning
demonstration at the J. Mandon
Medford farm in Iron Duff, and
18 attended the afternoon demon
stration on the C. R. Liner farm,
on I lie Howell Mill road. He de
scribed the six different grades of
leaves, and showed the most ef
ficient way of stripping and bunch
ing the varieties by grade.
The demonstration was arranged
for by Wayne Corpening, county
Rotary Club Will
Meet At Wayside
Lodge On Friday
The Rotary club will meet at the
Wayside Lodge on Friday at one
o'clock, it was announced yester
day by a spfecial committee named
to decide on a meeting place.
The club has been meeting at
Waynevilla for the summer, but
the place has been closed for the
Howard Clapp is president of the
club, and Aaron Prevost is chair
man of the program committee.
40 Join Fox Hunters
Association At Barbecue
Forty new members joined the
Haywood County Fox Hunters as
sociation ' during the group's first
annual barbecue held Saturday af
ternoon at the Piedmont hotel.
There were approximately 250 per
sons who attended the affair.
Blue ribbons won in the Bench
Show held here during August
were presented to members of the
association whose dogs had been
winners. An invitation to attend the
annual field trials and bench show
in Tryon on Dec. 2nd was accepted
by the Haywood group.
Joe Tate who is attending West
ern Carolina Teachers College,
spent the week end at home with
To Explain Features
Of October 25th
All AAA community committee
men are urged to attend the meet
ing Thursday to decide on polling
places for the referendum on Bur
ley tobacco marketing quotas. The
meeting will be in the court house,
beginning at 10 a. m.
11. M. Dulin, of the Haywood
triple-A administrative force, also
invites other interested persons to
attend the meeting.
J. H. Potter of the state office
and Jeff H. Enlow, AAA field man
for this district, will bo present
to discuss any questions in regard
to the referendum.
All growers including land
owners, tenants, and share crop
pers are eligible to vote on
whether to continue marketing
quotas for Burley tobacco, and it
is estimated that 1.500 persons in
this county have the right to cast
The referendum will be held
Friday, Oct. 2.r)(h, throughout the
Burley tobacco area. It will take
a two-thirds vote in order to con
tinue quotas, which adjust supply
to demand and help to keep prices
Burley tobacco, which is used in
much smaller proportion than types
grown in the low lands by the
manufacturers of tobacco products,
has been produced in much larger
quantities than have been con
sumed. Although acreage has been
restricted, even during the war
years there has been a large na
tional carry-over of Burley due to
increased production per acre.
During 1946 there was a reduc
tion of 10 per cent in hurley al
lotments generally. In Haywood
county the acreage dropped from
1,560 in 1945 to 1,111 this year, a
loss of 29 per cent. However much
of this change was due to a great
decrease in unauthorized acres.
There were 225 in this group last
year, but only 20 acres this season
in excess of the authorized quota.
Due to the large national stock
pile of Burley which is expected
when the present drop is marketed,
the AAA plans to reduce quotas
further in 1947 if authorized to do
so in the referendum.
Allotments for individual farms
for 1947 will be B0 per cent (pos
sibly a little more) of the 1046 al
lotment for any farm which has
grown up to 75 per cent of its
allotted acreage in any one of the
last three years. One exception
will be that allotments of nine
tenths acre or less will not be
Government loans on tobacco
crops, which are up to 80 per cent
of the parity price, depending on
the tobacco grade, will not be pro
vided unless a quota system is au
thorized by the referendum next
Go To Market
Four buyers accompanied E. S.
Slack to Atlanta yesterday for the
4-day Southeastern Merchandising
show of spring merchandise.
Mrs. Elsie Graham will buy
ready-to-wear for the Waynesville
store, Mrs. Hall for the Canton
store, and Mrs. Cagle for the Bre
vard store. Bill Porter, of the
Waynesville store, will buy men's
furnishings for all three stores.
The group will return Friday.
By Town Council
Town officials Thursday night
passed an ordinance establishing
building lines on four streets in
the business section of Waynesville,
according to formal notice that is
being published in this issue of
The Mountaineer. Three of the
streets carry a 20-foot building line
from the curb; the fourth street has
a 15-foot building line.
The streets covered in the ordin
ance include Haywood from Church
to Depot Streets; Miller street
Main to the Southern tracks, the
southwest side of Montgomery, and
the north side of Church Street.
The action was taken, the ordin
ance reads, "That it is necessary
for the better interest and safety of
the residents of the Town of
Waynesville to establish building
lines along these streets."
A map made by W. H. Terrell,
early this year, is the basis fo res
tablishing the building lines.
The ordinance specifies that the
building lines on both sides of Hay
wood street, between Church and
Depot Streets, shall be 20 feet back
from the inside curb lines.
A similar distance was establish
ed on Miller street, from Main to
the Southern tracks, for the north
easterly side of the street. No men
tion is made of the other side of the
street,.-'' (,. j jt.'-ifc-'f-"- '"
On Montgomery street, the build
ing line was established 15 feet
from the curb on the southwesterly
side of the street.
A 20-foot line was established
for the northerly side of Church
Town officials have been work
ing on the matter of establishing
building lines for some months,
and this is the first group to be for
Brother Of Local
By A Live Wire
Clarence W. Burgess, 27, of Le
noir, was electrocuted Thursday, as
he came in contact with a high vol
tage wire atop a pole where he
Burgess was an employee of
Duke Power Company. Efforts to
revive him, continued three and a
half hours, failed.
The deceased was a brother of
Mrs. Beatrice Palmer, of Hazel
wood, and Mrs. Cora Leatherwood,
of Mt. Sterling. He is also surviv
ed by his wife, whom he married
last July. His parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John W. Burgess, of Lenoir, an
other sister. Miss Dora Burgess of
Gastonia. and four brothers, Rob
ert and Troy Burgess, of Gastonia.
and Herman and Floyd Burgess of
EGGS AND POULTRY
The Farmors Kxrhanoo- Verm? c
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a dozen, fryers and broilers 25c a
i'ouno, nens zz-zae. Asheville: Egg
market continues over ' week-end
steady with prices the same: A
large 61-63, A medium and B Large
51, Grade C 32. Live Poultry mar
ket steady, broilers and fryers 46
to. 48c, heavy hens 33, mixed tur
' v jivlh nuv null Oaitr .
Oct. 10th Receipts light. Demand
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suuu. mai nci stronger, tjows r at
butcher beef type 13.75-15.00; me
dium 12.00-13.00, and canners and
cutters 9.00-12.00. Heifers Good fat
type 15.00-17.25; medium to good
fat 13.00-15.00; common and dairy
type 11.25-13.00, no stockers. Calves
Good fat vealers 15.75-18.45; me
dium type 13.00-15.00, and culls and
dairy type 10.00-13.00. Steers
Good to choice butcher type 15.00
17.25; medium to good 13.00-15.00,
and fair to medium 11.00-13.00.
(Continued on Page Five)