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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
4 WOO People
Live within 20 miles of
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Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
1 w .
U Of During
L county November
Cjor court, which con-
londay the 18tn aa-
kiday afternoon, m,
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to the sentences re-
Uy's edition of The
the following juag-
of the State versus
lers and Jack King,
larceny, with lour
t;them, Chambers was
His arid ordered to
hit supervision of the
W. C was given two
Bed for five years. The
Jack King was con-
February term of
L of the state versus
kh and John Cope,
assault, Hannah was
12 months on the
k under supervision
P. W. C.
ley, charged with car-
mcealed weapon was
of Zeb Bryson, charg.
bit the case was con-
term of two years on
the defendant be
ivior and not molest
member of his fam-
his wife and chil
ls were attached.
pn Lovinggood, charg-
finj drunk was fined
'money is to be turned
ah, charged with as-
aeaaiy weapon, was
state prison not for
or more than three
of William Raines
laricit, charged with
nes was given 24
and ordered to work
prvision of the S. H.
uarieu was given six
il with work on the
k of Wallace Sharoe
fan, charged with se-
lormer was eiven is
il and the latter was
months, both tn
to hard work linrW
f the S. H. and P. W.
of Garland Greene
F"ooa, charged with
dgement was conti-
se of the former,
n condition of good
tfle payment of $35.
8id benefit of Pari
the heavy snow fall
J945, snow flakes
I'f down shortly be
'( covered Haywood
a five-inch snow be-
S Wore clttl j
rHV and tinh
F of order in manv
' took a holiday the
2 burred before
2 break in the
writhing back in or-
nihts Of the
fcll ay and 23 de-
r snow the
re was 40
ft tam , 0BUy Cll
ft? y the
Jinal Court Term Is
laded Here Friday
judge Zeb V. Mettles
In The Haywood
For Thanksgiving dinner?
It will be fat hens with dump
lings and plenty of thick gravey
Baked Haywood apples dripping
in juicey sweetness
Hot biscuits But no butter
Coffee and fruit
This is the menu for the prison
ers in jail.
At the time the information was
obtained from Stanberry Jenkins,
jailer, there were 21 prospective
guests for Thanksgiving dinner
but it was expected that some
would receive a transfer to the
county roads ere the national holi
day came around.
Last rites were held Saturday
afternoon at the Hazelwood Pres
byterian church at 2:30 for Sey
mour Nichols Clark, 66, native of
Haywood county, retired furniture
worker and veteran of the Spanish
American War, who died at 9:00
a. m. Wednesday at his home in
Rev. S. R. Crockett, pastor of
the church, assisted by Rev. Lewis,
pastor of the Hazelwood Baptist
church officiated. Burial was in
Green Hill cemetery. The body
lay in state at the funeral home
from 1:30 to 2:30.
Active pallbearers were: Rufus
Clark, Lee Grant Clark, Hugh
Clark, Louie Clark, Sydney Rudi
sill, and Porter McClure.
Honorary pallbearers were vet
erans of the Spanish-American War
as follows: Dr. Tom Stringfield,
Jim R. Boyd, Jr., Julius Hoyle,
John Wright, Turner Russell, Joe
Schenck, Billy Evans, and Joe
Mr. Clark is survived by his
widow; five daughters, Mrs. Carrie
Argenbright, of North Wilkesboro,
Mrs. Mary Lou Westmoreland, of
Canton, Mrs. Evelyn Ferguson of
Burbank, Calif., and Miss Mattie
K. Clark, and Mrs. Ernestine Kron
man, of Arlington, Va.; one son,
Barron Clark, of Hazelwood; one
brother, Fred Clark, of Kentucky,
and six grandchildren.
The Crawford Funeral home was
in charge of arrangements.
J. R. Morgan Attending
Board of Elections Meet
J. R. Morgan, member of the
state board of elections, left Mon
day morning for a session of the
board in Raleigh today, at which
time the board will officially can
vass the vote of Tesday and con
firm the results.
Two contested races from this
area due to come up before the
board. One complaint from Swain
county and another from Polk
SUGAR STAMP DATA
Spare stamps No. 9 and 10, now
good for five pounds of canning
sugar, will no longer be good after
Saturday, Nov. 30. Spare stamp No.
51 continues to be good through
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AP Newsfeatures Artist joe
l,,n. th Thankseivin dinner
at his first jab (2) the bird slides off
key escapes. Pop worries a second
(6) as Pop starts passing out tne
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IMPATIENT Peter Kldera, 8, of Berwyn, 111., Isn't interested in the fact
that the frankfurter being unwrapped for him by stewardess Barbara
Bradway came from the new electronic coin vendor in background.
To Peter, it's still a "Hot Dog." The machine, first of its kind in general
use, is installed at Chicago's airport. Just put a coin in the slot and
a sandwich, cooked by electronic rays, comes out. (International)
Grand Jury Finds County
The Crabtree-Ironduff Elemen
tary school has been accredited by
the state, according to a, letter re
ceived by Principal H. T. Little
from H. Arnold Perry of .the State
Department of Public Instruction,
This makes the fifth Haywood
county elementary school to be
placed on the accredited list. All
six high schools in the county are
In Mr. Perry's letter to the Crabtree-Ironduff
principal, he stated
that since their inspection of the
school last October and on the
basis of the program offered this
year, the Division of Instructional
Service now recognized the school
The Christian Science group of
Waynesville will hold a Thanksgiv
ing service on Thanksgiving Day
at 11 o'clock which will be con
ducted by the First Reader, Mrs.
James L. Stringfield. The service
will be held in the church rooms
in the Masonic Temple.
The Thanksgiving Proclamation
of the President of the United
States will be made a part of the
"Thanksgiving will be the sub
ject of the Lesson-Sermon and
the Golden Text will be taken
from Colossians 3:15, "Let the
peace of God rule in your hearts,
to which also ye are called in one
body; and be ye thankful".
A Simple Way to Carve The
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problem. Pop sharpens the knife with
the plate. Full of WUoiu
(4), tnen presents we sunpic mhuuvu o,. i i uv wi i-u,
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HOT DOG VENDOR
Is Made ByJurors
Of Public Buildings
The following report was made
by the Grand jury at the Novem
ber term of Superior court which
was held here last week:
We, the Grand Jury beg to re
port our findings in accordance
with your Honor's Instructions:
COURT HOUSE: and Jail were
inspected and found in good con
dition, the jail in excellent sani
COUNTY HOME: In good condi
tion, there are 22 inmates, 13 men,
8 women and 1 boy, 300 lbs meat
25 bushels potatoes, 600 lbs. flour
300 bushels corn, 60 gallons mo
lasses, 50 tons feed, 150 bushels
wheat, 50 tons coal, 1,000 qts. of
vegetables and fruits canned, 13
cows, 2 calves, 8 yearlings, 2 mules,
10 hogs, and 7 pigs.
STATE PRISON CAMP: Found
in good condition and sanitary.
SCHOOL: Needs repairs to toilets
and electric wiring, lunch room
SCHOOL: Needs repairs to toilet
rooms, Lunch room clean but very
crowded, are feeding about 750
people and can seat only 75.
JUNIOR HIGH: In good condi
tion but need minor repairs in
In good condition except in need
of minor plumbing repairs.
FINES CREEK SCHOOL: In
good condition except toilets need
repairs, Lunch room clean.
CRABTREE SCHOOL: In good
condition but need lavatories in
toilet rooms on the ground floor.
Lunch room clean.
CLYDE HIGH SCHOOL: Build
ing condition good, 4 small win
dow lights out, 1 toilet leaking,
coal chute leading to boiler room
should be moved when not in use
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a hungry gleam in his eye (1), but
Pop pounces again (3), but tne tur-
Union Church Service, Football
On Thanksgiving Day Program
Coal Strike Finds Low
Willi Local Distributors
Will Be Printed
Friday's issue of The
Mountaineer will be pub
lished early Wednesday
afternoon, in order that
the entire staff can enjoy
Thanksgiving at their
All advertising copy
and news notices should
be in the office by 10:00
o'clock on Wednesday, as
plans are being made for
the press to start rolling
by 2:00 o'clock.
Rev. M. L. Lewis
At Union Service
The Hazelwood Baptist church
was host to all other churches in
the town Sunday night, when a
formal welcome was given the new
pastor, Rev. M. L. Lewis.
Rev. Mr. Lewis brought the mes
sage of the' service, using as his
subject,' "Saved To Serve".
After the sermon, Rev, S. R.
Crockett, pastor of the Hazelwood
Presbyterian church, welcomed
Rev. Mr. Lewis to Hazelwood in
behalf of the other churches and
citizens of the town. He spoke
briefly on the task of the churches,
and the necessity of building a bet
ter community and the continued
need of undivided co-operation.
Eggs and Poultry
The Farmers Exchange: Eggs
55c, fryers 25c, and hens 23c. Ashe-
ville: Egg market firm, receipts
light. Grade A large 57c, A med-
im and B large 47c, grade C 30c
Live poultry receipts moderate, de
mand fair. Market about steady
for broilers and fryers at 35 to 36c
and hens 26 to 28c. Turkeys, mar
ket slightly stronger. Young hens
40 to 42, toms 30 to 33, and mixed
lots 35 to 37c per lb.
Asheville Auction Sales, Nov. 22
Receipts approximately 800 head.
Demand good. Market 1.00 to 2.00
stronger on calves and steers; cows,
heifers and bulls about steady.
Cows fat butcher beef type 12.00
to 13.75; medium 10.00 to 12.00
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Six Haywood Men
Go To Fort Bragg
Thirty-seven men have been sent
to Fort Bragg for examinations
prior to acceptance for army serv
ice by the U. S. Recruiting station
in Asheville during the past week.
In the group were the following
from Haywood county: Frank Long,
Ralph J. Wilson, Hershal F. Sin
gleton, Willis J. Trull, Philip D.
Moore and Paul Baxter Moore, all
of the Canton area.
Record For 1946
In Hay wood
(This Information Compiled
From Records of State High
Of Fuel On Hand
Nation Feels Effects
As Miners Walk Off
Jobs In Support
John L. Lewis
Production of coal came to
standstill last week through the
U. S. mining area as the miners
walked out of the pits in obedi
ence to the wishes of John L. Lewis
who defied the government's in
struction to continue work.
The much-dreaded coal strike,
which leaves the nation with hard
ly a two-months supply on hand,
was felt in Waynesville immedi
ately by home owners with winter
weather coming ahead of the days
alloted to it by the calendar.
Two of the three coal distribut
ors in town had empty yards Fri
day ,and no prospect of getting
further supplies until the strike
ends. Citizens Coal company had
just received 70 tons five days
supply but had orders for all this
The situation was described by
one coal retailer as "even worse
than last winter". It was his belief
that not a stoker in town had more
than 30 days supply on hand. What
coal is received will be delivered
to persons who have less than 10
"We could unload 30 or 40 cars
without taking another order," 'it
was stated at the Waynesville Coal
The Haywood County hospital,
however, received a 30-day sup
ply last week, and will be taken
care of under the rationing sys
tem. Dayton Rubber company also
reported a 45 to 60 days supply.
On the national front the fight
was centered around President
Truman and John L. Lewis, with
suggestions and criticism coming
from many other national figures.
The President left Secretary of In
terior Krug in Washington to call
the government's moves while he
kept in touch from Key West. Fla.
at first, and Monday flew to Mis
souri to Join his mother in celeb
r.Uing her 94th birthday.
Federal attorneys were planning
to bring Lewis into court Wednes
day. Their hopes rest in Federal
Judge T. Alan Goldsborougb, who
may cite Lewis for Contempt and
impose heavy fines on the union for
each day's absence from work.
Senator Byrd and other legisla
tors have asked President Truman
to call a special session of Con
gress to change laws and force the
burley miners leader to call off
the crippling strike.
The coal mines have been operat
ed under government control on
a wage contract signed last spring
which the government believed to
be in effect for a year. Lewis, on
the grounds of higher living costs,
began putting on the pressure ior
what in the long run is higher
wages. When negotiations broke
down Lewis announced that he
would consider the miners contract
as void on November 20, and when
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Mule, 36-Years-Old, Still Works Daily
For His Owner, John Palmer of Clyde
A record of service unsual for
any farm animal has been made by
"Halley," the 36-year-old mule
shown in the picture with his
owner, John Palmer, who farms in
Clyde township. ,
Mr. Palmer got the mule 26 years
ago from Jim Connor of Cove
Creek. "I swapped him a rooster,
and $150 to boot, for the mule,"
says Mr. Palmer, an active gentle
man despite his 71 years.
"Halley" was sired in 1910 at
Charlie Moody's place on Jonathan
Creek. Since he has been with the
Palmers he has "never been sick,
never kicked, and never run away."
He is so friendly, relates Mr.
Palmer, that his little grandchil
dren can put the gear on the mule.
Even at his age, "Halley" is still
a good worker. The picture was
taken last spring when plowing
dirt over a pipe line leading to
the Palmer house.
Mr. Palmer, a native of Cata-
Ioochee and the ninth child in a
family of 12 children, also is the
father of 12 six boys and six
girls. He has farmed all his life,
New Party Leader?
IP POSTMASTER General Robert
Hannegan, present head of the
Democratic National Committee,
resigns, he would probably be suc
ceeded by Gov. Robert Samuel Kerr
(above) of Okla. (International)
Dies In Munich
Pending Arrival Of
Body From Germany
Private First Class John 2. Rath
bone, 28, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Rathbone. of the Fines
Creek section of the county died
from injuries suffered in Munich,
Germany on November 12. it was
learned from relatives yesterday.
The cause of the injuries was not
given in the message received by
Pfc. Ralhbonu first entered the
army in November, 1041 and serv
ed for 22 months. He suffered in
juries to a leg and was given an
honorable discharge. In February
of this year he went to Moore Gen
eral hospital, where he was given
a thorough check over and pro
nounced lit for military service and
he re-cnlistel in the army.
Following his second enlistment
he was stationed first at Fort Jack
son ,and later Camp Kilmer, N. J.
prior to being sent to Germany
where he has been serving with
the Medical Detachment of the
98th General Hospital in Munich.
At the time of his first service
in the army he was employed by
the Walker-Gordon Farms near
Cranberry, N. J. Since his discharge
he has been residing in this coun
ty. He attended the Fines Creek
The funeral anangcmcnls will
not be completed until the arrival
of the body from Germany, but the
service will be held at the Fines
Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are one small son.
Kenneth Paul Rathbone; five broth
ers, Reeves, Elmer, Raymond, Len.
and Mark and four sisters, Mrs.
Minnie Greene. Mrs. Alda Greene.
Mrs. Mary Wehb, and Mrs. Dollie
Parson, all of Clyde. R.F.D No. 1.
JOHN PALMER and his male
and enjoys fishing and bear bunt
ing in his leisure time. -.
Stores To Stay
Will Be Held
Business will suspend Thursday
as Haywood county joins in the
annual celebration of Thanksgiving
Day, which will be highlighted by
community-wide religious services
in Waynesville and Hazelwood, and
the traditional Canton-Waynesville
football game during the afternoon.
Shoppers making final plans for
the Thanksgiving dinner will fiad
stores open until 9:30 Wednesday
afternoon, prior to the holiday. All
business places, except those nor
mally open on Sundays, will be
closed all day on Thursday.
With much to be thankful for
during the past year, the people
of Waynesville and Hazelwood are
invited to attend special services
at churches in their respective
communities Thanksigiving morn
ing. Rev. Paul Townsend will de
liver the message at services
in the Waynesville Presbyterian
church, starting at 9 o'clock, and
Rev. S. R. Crockett will speak at
the 10 o'clock service in he Hazel
wood Baptist church.
During the afternoon a large fol
lowing of the W. T. H. S. Moun
taineers, unbeaten in 10 football
games this year, will accompany
the team to Canton for the final
game of the season. Canton's Black
Bears, winners in 10 of 12 games,
and losers to only Waynesville and
undefeated Morganton, will meet
the Mountaineers at 3 p. m.
Other sportsmen will greet the
opening .of . rabbit and quail sea-"
sons by taking gun and dogs to the
At the customary Union Thanks
giving service sponsored by the
Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist and
Presbyterian churches in Waynes
ville, special music will be pre
sented by the choir of the host
church. Charles Isley is director
of the Presbyterian choir, and Mrs.
L. M. Richeson will be the organist.
An offerings will be received
which will be devided among the
churches and sent to the various
orphanages supported by each de
nomination. The Rev. Malcolm R. William,
son, host pastor, will preside at
the service, Rev. R. G. Tatum will
lead the responsive reading, Rev.
L. G. Elliott will offer the Thanks
giving prayer, and the sermon will
be preached by Rev. Mr. Townsend.
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Gov. Cherry Asks
Tar Heels To Keep
Spirit Of Day On
In his annual Thanksgiving Day
proclamation. Governor Cherry
yesterday called on North Caro
linians in their observance Thurs
day "to renew their allegiance to
the ideals and principles upon!
which our Republic was founded;
to reconsecrate themselves to the
cause of popular government and
free institutions; to acknowledge
anew our dependence upon Al
mighty God; and to rekindle their
devotion to everlasting spiritual
"It has been said that "grati
tude has been regarded by man
kind in every age and every state
of society as the highest obliga
tion,' " he said. "Today, no other
nation has greater cause for grati
tude than this country of ours.
"In its original conception.
Thanksgiving was designed as an
occasion for giving thanks to Al
mighty God for His bountiful
blessing in the harvest season.
Then nearly all Americans were
engaged in agriculture. It still has
much of such significance. It still
is essentially a harvest season
event. This year, the people of
America have every reason for har
vest season thanksgiving. Esti
mates indicate that large crops are
being harvested at this time. Food,
feed and fiber crops offer abund
ance for ourselves and will enable
us to share with peoples in devas- -tated
areas elsewhere in the world.
For this we are truly and devoutly
"In the hearts of millions of
American parents there is the deep
er note of thanksgiving for our
still recent victory and the return
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