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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Couatiw
gfyAR NO. 99 12 Pages
Son Will Be
day, Nov. 20
ferguson will be hon-
lywood county on
fovember 20th, when
te to participate in a
m that has been ar-
honor. The Waynes-
r ol Loraracice is
If event, and commit-
n named by Ed L.
nt, and many details
have been completed.
w. Sims said that
ingfield and Reuben
both life-long friends
son, arc in charge of
which will include a
blie gathering at the
ind a barbecue dinner
) about 1 o'clock,
on until a few weeks
ident of the Newport
ilding and Dry Dock
Newport News, Va.
irement as president,
lalrman of the board
i the organization,
erson, vice president
was here over the
id in discussing the
. Stringfield, said that
i plans to fly to the
n of November 19th.
rt the night in Ashe
nc on here the next
H met just east of
motorcade and escort
fsville, and join the
staged in his honor,
n will aeepmpany Mr.
mi. as will Mr. and
toberson, and possibly
s of the company.
' after the parade dis
tourt house, the group
e court room for the
: has been arranged,
o' guests will be in
!() the Homer Fergu-
f'm, and several are
Fkf part on the pro
fs wose who will be
fhose from Haywood
f Newport News, and
P'tion will be given to
pve worked for Mr.
pie time or another
Fu' wchlan Hyatt,
,'he firm for more
f ls ln charge of that
'eigh, has been in-la-
and participate on
aid that the number
ommodated at the
1'mited, and ad
l by ticket only. The
0 on ale within the
There will be no
.r8ram at the
?ust the Hin
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'or the occasion, and
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of u : w,e return of
W 1, 'nend. Mrs.
"er Bureau): .
5 nn.Dd. Seriate
thp staff of the
iUWUUll IV 11UIIUI 1JLUUIVE I1
m i i , i.
DR. TOM STRINGFIELD, chair
man of the committee in charge of
staging Homer Ferguson l5ay in
Haywood on November 20th.
Apple Industry Could
Be Profitably Increased
Specialist Points Out
A committee to work with other
organization on the proposal to en
large the Haywood County hospital
was named by Howard Clapp, presi
dent of the Rotary Club here Fri
day. The committee is composed
of Aaron Prevost, Jack Messer and
A proposal to enlarge the hospi
tal here was made recently by the
Lions Club, and at the same time,
the organization ask other civic
and patriotic groups to assist them
in carrying on the project.
Mrs. T;L. Gwynls
Good Health Work
Mrs. T. L. Gwyn has been named
co-chairman of the Haywood Coun
ty unit of the North Carolina Good
Health Association. She will head
the Women's Division in the work.
James T. Noland was recently
named chairman by James G. K.
McClure, who is general chairman
for the six-county unit in this area.
Roy C. Hoglen S 1c
Has Leave At Home
Roy V. Hoglen, Seaman first class
recently spent a leave here with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
Hoglen at their home on Waynes
ville route 2. Seaman Hoglen en
tered the service one year ago,
while a college student.
He has served at the following
posts of duty since he has been
in the navy; St. Thomas, V. I, San
Juan, Puerto Rico, Panama City,
C. Z. and Guantanano City, Cuba.
He is aboard a sub Tender, U.S.S.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Burton
spent the week-end with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs.f J. Colvin Brown.
Mr. Burton had attended the shrin
ers convention in Asheville.
Record For 1946
Killed - - 14 I
(This Information Compiled
From Records of State High
way Patrol) I'
S jT " o
For H. Ferguson
REUBEN B. ROBERTSON of Can
ton, is co-cnaTinan ror me county
wide program to honor Homer
"Far more apples could be sold
than are now being grown, if the
quality were improved, and backed
by sufficient advertising and proper
marketing," Dr. Caiiyle Clayton
told members of the Lions Club on
Thursday night, as he addressed
the civic club and their host of
orchardmen of the county.
Dr. Clayton is plant pathologist
of State College, and was here in
connection with an inspection trip
and apple week.
"Diseases hitting apple crops cost
orcharmen in North Carolina half
million dollars a year," he said.
"In Henderson county this year it
was estimated that scab cost the
growers at least $150,000."
"We plan to increase the study of
disease study and research in North
Carolina, but right now we lack
funds, trained men and facilities.
In combating fruit diseases, we are
often handicapped by weather, but
the research is going on, and much
progress is being made," he conti
nued. "One thing we have found," he
said "was the need of early spray
ing -at least one week before the
pink spray has proven valuable."
Wayne Corpening, county agent,
was in charge of the program and
presented J. F. Corner, extension
entomologist of State College, who
later presented Dr. Clyde Smith,
entomologist in charge of DDT
at State College.
Dr. Smith pointed out the dam
ages done by insects, especially
worms in peaches and apples. In
discussing the use of DDT to spray
fruit, he said that it was harmless
when used at least a month before
harvest, and without a sticker. He
did not recommend the wide use
of DDT on orchards in this area,
At the Rotary Club on Friday,
Dr. Smith pointed out the value of
DDT in combating flies about the
home and barns. "Just use com
mon sense, and follow directions,
and you'll get 99 per cent desired
results," he said.
The same speakers appeared at
both the Lions and Rotary Clubs
here, with Wayne Corpening pre
senting the specialists.
Orchardmen attending the Lions
meeting included: Tom Rogers,
Robert Boone, Hiram McCracken
and his son, Charles Edwards, Cale
Burnett, Watts Howell and Ira Cog
burn. Hallowe'en Passes
Quietly In Towns
The celebration of Hallowe'en in
Waynesville and Hazelwood was
considered one of the most orderly
in years by town police.
Many spooks and jack-o-lanterns
came out to add to the holiday spir
it, and kids went around town do
ing what is usually expected on
Hallowe'en. Only one case of pro
perty damage was reported to the
police, when kerosene was poured
on a porch and set afire.
TO! at-., on
Series Of Eight
One Person Is
Kenneth Walker of Waynesville
was injured in an accident while
driving a truck on highway 209
Sunday afternoon in the Crabtree
section. He was given medical care
at the Haywood County hospital,
and released Monday morning.
So far as could be learned from
law enforcement officers here, this
was the only week-end accident oc
curring along Haywood county
highways ending a period of
eight straight weeks in which there
The scries of highway deaths
started September 10 when Harvey
J. Pittman died after the car in
which he was riding overturned
near Cruso. The other accidents,
in chronological order, were as fol
lows: Sept. 12 William H. Warren, in
jured fatally while attempting to
board a logging truck on the Bal
Sept. 21 Robert James, car went
off road in Crabtree section.
Sept. 29 Henry Charles Terrell,
motorcycle crash in Cruso section.
Oct. 5 Vinson W. Leatherwood,
car collided with bus in Waynes
ville. Oct. 12 Ernest Leslie Davis,
rode bicycle into parked truck in
Oct. 19 Mrs. Liner Frady, hit
by car while walking, in Waynes
ville. Oct. 26 Milan Clay Heatherly
while riding bicycle collided with
automobile, near Cruso.
Adopted By First
The membership of the First
Baptist Church adopted a 1947
budget of $18,876 on Sunday morn
ing. This is the largest budget the
church has ever adopted, and is
about $1,900 above last year.
The $18,876 budget is in addition
to a $25,000 budget for the build
ing fund, making a total of $43,876
for the next 12 months.
The 1947 budget calls for $11,-
405.68 for administrative and oper
ating expenses; $30 for association
al and local benevolences, and $4,
208.92 for missions and benevo
lences, and $2,831.40 for the re
William Medford is chairman of
the finance committee. The budget
was prepared by a budget commit
tee headed by J. R. Morgan, later
adopted by the finance committee
and board of deacons before pre
sentation to the church Sunday.
Rev. L. G. Elliott is pastor, and be
gan his third year here Sunday.
BAND CONCERT AT MAGGIE
SCHOOL FRIDAY NIGHT
The Waynesville High school
Band will appear at the Maggie
Elementary school for a musical
concert on Friday night, beginning
at 7:30 o clock. Charles Isley will
direct the band.
Hayvood 300 Acres Short
On Burley This Season
"Haywood's burley crop is of a
high type tobacco, and with pro
per grading should bring a good
average this season," Wayne Cor
pening, county agent said this
The crop in the county is 300
acres less than last year due to the
ten percent cut on all acreage over
one acre. The total value of the
crop is expected to equal last year's
figures provided proper grading is
VI U USUI
Redden Cites "Lasting Peace"
Greatest Need Of World, As
He Addresses Democratic Rally
New Quarters Now
Haywood Youth Club
Announcement of the reorganiza
tion of the Youth Club was made
this week after the final selection
of eight representatives from
Waynesville and Hazelwood civic
organizations to serve as an ad
New quarters are being prepared
for the club in the Hurgin building,
at the corner of Main and Miller
streets, and arc expected to open
sometime this month. The opening
will be announced in The Moun
taineer as soon as practical.
Bill Hicheson has been appointed
president of the club with officers
to serve until January, when the
regular election will be held. Har
riet Atkinson is vice president,
Tuck Ray is secretary, Dorothy
Marlel is treasurer, and Nip Ray
is in charge of publicity.
Serving on the advisory board
are Mrs. James Killian, represent
ing the Woman's club; Hallet Ward,
Rotary club; Ben Phillips, Lions
club; D. F. Whitman, American
Legion; Roy Campbell, VFW; Paul
Davis, Boosters club: Dick Bradley,
Chamber of Commerce; and Bill
Hicheson, Youth club.
Mr. Ward is president of the
board; Mr. Campbell, vice presi
dent; Mr. Davis, secretary - treas
urer; Mr. Phillips, assistant secretary-treasurer;
and Bill Hicheson in
charge of publicity.
Mrs. D. J. Tsivoglou, director, an
nounces that in the future the
organization will be known as the
Haywood Youth club. This change
in name, she explains, was decided
on in view of the fact that more
members of the club live in rural
districts and in other communities
than in Waynesville.
A series of club activities are
planned for the coming year, start
ing with a home talent stage show
which will be held November 22-23
at the high school auditorium.
Be Here On The 12th
A representative of the Social
Security board will be at the Regis
ter of Deeds office here on Novem
ber 12th at 10 o'clock to discuss
any phase of the social security
law and regulations.
done before marketing, Mr. Cor
pening said. The 1945 crop in Hay
wood brought about one million
In discussing prices, Mr. Corpen
ing pointed out that a large ton
nage of 1945 burley is being car
ried over. Some estimates are that
as much as a full crop is now in
warehouses. The normal average
crop is about 350 million pounds.
I JLMeiVlVUU. &v
CPL. EVERETT SIMPSON OR
HELL, 24, a marine stationed on
Okinawa, died on October 13th of
pneumonia. Cpl. Orrell entered ser
vice in 1941. He is survived by his
widow, one son, and parents Mr.
and Mrs. D. B. Orrell, several
brothers and sisters.
By Bullets Prove
Costly To REA
The thoughtless hunter who uses
powerline insulators for target
practice may cause hundreds of
dollars worth of damage with a
single well-aimed shot, R. C. Shef
field, manager of the Haywood
Electric Membership Cooperative,
said today in appealing for public
cooperation to end this dangerous
and damaging pastime.
According to Mr. Sheffield, many
hunters have been in the habit of
practicing their marksmanship by
shooting at the glass or porcelain
insulators on rural power lines. Be
cause most of these hunters are
schoolboys, the cooperative mana
ger has written to all the princi
pals of schools in this area, asking
that the serious consequence of in
sulator shooting be called to the
attention of town and rural school
In this matter, Mr. Sheffield
pointed out that damage to an in
sulator can result in a dangerous
condition for the general public by
causing a live power line to fall to
the ground or creating a power
leakage that is hazardous in wet
Even more important, Mr. Shef
field told the educators, is the fact
that service to rural consumers is
often cut off as a result of broken
insulators, and farmers who de
pend on electricity to power their
farm production equipment suffer
serious losses.- The availability of
dependable electric power is of
vital importance to farmers during
the fall and winter months, he
explained, because of the extensive
use of electrical equipment in poul
try and dairy production. Lack of
power for even a few hours may
cost a farmer a brood of chicks or
a day's production of milk.
Veterans working or attending
school under the G.I. Bill who are
required to submit a monthly re
port of their earnings may get the
required forms for this report from
J. H. Howell, Jr., service officer in
Subsistence allowances are not
included in the report of earnings,
Mr. Howell points out.
T t" I ll WMMIIIHIHIIHIIMI
"Throe momentous international
problems face America today,"
Monroe Redden, Democratic nomi
' nee for Congress told a large audi
ence at the Democratic rally here
Saturday afternoon. Mr. Redden
listed the problems in this order:
the writing of a just and lasting
peace; second, the establishment of
an international committee, satis
factory to America to control
atomic energy; third, an armament
agreement between all nations of
Mr. Hodden's address of thirty
five minutes held the audience
spell-bound, although they had
been in session for more than an
hour and half before he spoke.
The crowd began gathering
shortly before noon, and by 1:00
o'clock several hundred were on
hand for the hand concert. The
motorcade was formed shortly after
2:00 o'clock and left here to meet
Mr. and Mrs. Redden at the Hay
Judge Felix Alley presented R. E.
Sentelle, and W. Roy Francis intro
duced Mr. Redden. C. E. Brown,
chairman of the Democratic execu
tive committee was in charge of
In discussing the three inter
national problems, Mr. Redden
said: "While it is important that
no nation be unduly oppressed by
the peace treaty, it is just as im
portant that the enemy countries
be made to realize the chaotic con
ditions which their unlawful con
duct brought down upon all man
kind. From a military standpoint
(hey should never again be allowed
"The terms of peace should be
just and fair, but they should be
stern and strict and supported by
sufficient allied power to enforce
the letter, as well as the spirit, of
"I do not favor persecution of
our enemies. I do favor impress
ing upon them the magnitude of
their wiekness in the guilt which
lies at their door for the greatest
destruction of people and property
ever witnessed on the earth.
I he problem of controlling
atomic energy is of equal import
as uie lerms oi peace It man
kind is to survive his own inven
tions of destruction.
While America alone has the
secrets of the atomic energy we
know that other nations will also
make the discovery. The result will
be to create an atomic race be
tween the nations of the earth to
produce the deadliest weapons ever
conceived by man. The expense
will be tremendous. It will upset
the entire economic system of the
world. If war should come the
destruction would be beyond imag
ination. Civilization would be set
back for centuries.
"For our own protection, as well
as me proiecuon oi tne world, an
international committee should be
set up, satisfactory to America, who
would be empowered to exercise
controls over atomic energy and
its future development and use.
"If another race to re-arm the
world is to be avoided we should
enter into an armament agreement
with the nations of the world limit
ing and restricting rearmament.
The powers to such an agreement
should establish an agency with
authority to investigate when nec
essary the arms of all nations, to
Continued on Page Six
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Ketner
of Waynesville announce the birth
of a daughter at Biltmore hospital
on November 3. Mrs. Ketner is the
former Miss Jewel Hipps, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hipps.
Charles R. Willis, of Lexington,
Va., to Ruth Holland, of Canton.
Kenneth Rogers to Lucille Doyle,
both of Haywood county.
Paul A. Bolden to Virginia Stiles,
both of Haywood county.
Polls Open At
From 6:30 A. M.
To 6:30 P. M. Today
Haywood county voters will go to
the polls today to select ward,
county, district, and congressional
officials, with a heavy, vote expect
ed at all precincts.
The precincts will be open from
6:30 a. m. to 6:30 p. m. Of nearly
17,000 eligible voters in the county,
county election officials forecast a
turnout of from 10,000 to 11,000
persons. Throughout North Caro
lina a vote of nearly 600,000 is an
ticipated, and for the nation, 35
Tar Heel voters will select 12
congressmen, two associate judges
of the state supreme court, 11
superior court judges, 120 members
of the state house, and 50 state sen
ators. Two amendments to the
state constitution also will be voted
on, one giving women the right to
serve on juries and the other to
grant members of the legislature
an increase in expense allowances.
Although several Democratic
candidates for district and Hay
wood county offices are not op
posed in today's general election,
the Republicans have men on the
ticket for state representative, cleric
of superior court, sheriff, and the
board of commissioners. The Dem
ocrats are placing the only candi
dates for solicitor, state senator,
register of deeds, tax collector, and
Democratic leaders have ex
pressed confidence of piling up a
large majority of votes in Haywood.
Republicans have been concentrat
ing their efforts behind their fewer
candidates, and assert they wilt
make a strong showing with
chances of winning several offices.
The contested offices are as fol
lows: For Member of Congress, 12th
District Monroe M. Redden, Dem
ocrat; Guy Weaver, Republican.
For State Representative Glenn
C. Palmer, Democrat; Walter G
Clerk of Superior Court C. H.
Leatherwood, Democrat; Rex D
Sheriff R. v. Welch, Democrat;
Max Thompson, Republican.
Chairman, Board of Commission
ersGeorge A. Brown, Jr , Demo
crat; Sam W. Ferguson, Republi
can. Members, County Board J. R
Hipps, and D. J. Noland, Demo
crats; Dave B. Mann and Elmer
Eggs and Poultry
The Farmers Exchange: Egg re
ceipts light, 55c a dozen. Poultry
market steady, with fryers and
broilers 25c a pound, hens 23c.
Asheville: egg market weak, trad
ing slow, and receipts light. Grade
A large 58c, A medium and B large
48c, Grade C 30c. Live poultry
market dull, receipts light. Broil
ers and fryers 35c to 38c, hens 24c
to 26c, rosoters 15c to 18c a pound.
Clyde Auction Sale, Oct. 31st:
Market steady and receipts light.
Cows fat butcher beef type 12.00
to 13.50; medium tvnps 1 1 nn
12.00 and canners and cuttprR S7S
to 11.00. Heifers eooH far tvnac
13.50 to 15.25; medium to good
11.00 to 13.00, and common and
dairy types 9.25 to 11.00. Calves
good fat vealers topped at 17.00 to
20.00; medium types 14.00 to 17.00,
and culls and dairy types 11.00 to
14.00. Only a few steers and eood
stocker and feeders cleared from
16.00 to 18.50; medium types 13.00
to ib.uo and common and dairy
type 10.00 to 13.00. Good many
bulls at 13.00 to 15.00, the top, fair
to medium 10.00 to 13.00.
Asheville Auction Sale, Nov. 1st:
Receipts lightest since June 1st
Market slightly weaker and trad
ing slow. Cows fat butcher type
12.00 -14.00; medium .10.00 12.00,
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