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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
49,500 People
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
shopping center.
(jy Tuesday
FIRST YEAR No. 109 12 Pages
Associated Press News
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Participate in Farm Achievement Program
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Lrfpnts of three Haywood county farm organizations, Senator Clyde R. Hoey, the principal speaker,
teentatives of the state extension service pose in the court room after the Achievement Day pro-
te Saturday. They are., irom len to rigm, Mrs. r-aui nooinson, naywooo nume uemonsuauoii
toavne Corpening, county agent: Walter J. Damtoft, Champion Paper and Fibre company official;
How John w. ijoooman, assistant, uiruciui ui me i-mtomuh uviu-, o. i-. hoiiiiuiciuhu, tuiuu
Farmers organization: and Miss Nancy rosiom, i-n uiuu council, mis is a mountaineer pnoiu,
U Skyland Studio.
iy Looks To Peaceful
rid, Backs Truman
s i va c"i i
ipeecn mie aaiuruay
ptor Hoey Points
Much Progress
iVorld and
ional Affairs
isciissing nTe"maJorpfot-'
ling the American pejple
post-war age: the atom
ie prospects of a national
relations with Russia,
Ming of the United Na-
Id branding irresponsible
idership s our worst men
lator Clyde R. Hoey con
is addn'-s before the Hay-
ounty Achievement Day
with the declaration that
the highest hour in
history," with our future
the 'hrection of world
kd prosperity.
oke of the greatness of
m its desire for freedom
plleled demonstration of
during the war, and
tanners the "residuary
American spirit." Citi-
Hie "onii)iro" of North
Hieir lives based in the
Hie 1 1 ue representatives of
ll( praised President
assuming the nation's
during the dark day of
s deal'i. "When hp took
ranks closer! nn and
TO' il came thp surrpnripr
Then the atom bomb
and the rhiof of staff
tarshalh asked Prpsirlpnt
llcthn or nol In rlrnn it
People have said that
ould not have dropped
no (Roosevein sDent
Winued on paSp Tuint
Davis Will
Head Bar
Finals Of High
School Oratory
Contest To Be
Held January 22
Grover C. Davis was re-elected
president of the Haywood County
Bar Association at a meeting held
Friday morning in the court house.
James H. Howcil, Jr.. was elected
secretary, succeeding William Med
ford. Finals in the county-wide ora
torical comest sponsored by the
association in each Haywood high
school will be held at the court
house on January 22, starting at
7:30 p. m. Similar contests are
being conductea over North Caro
lina on the subject: "World Gov
ernment, the Path to Peace."
Winning speakers in each high
school will be given medals. First
prize for the county winner will
be a $25 government bond, and the
second prize will be $10 cash.
ners To Hear
on At Meeting
At W.T.H.S.
N in HavumnH
r'strict win ha
" "ill I1U
:l,0l auditorium
rriday afternoon
3uPt. Jack Mper
fn Yelton r.v,,(;., '
F' the stain a
-iiilJiwjr ceo anu
a meet-
starting at
" Friday for the teach-
',ve time to travel to the
grther Report
"ished The Mountaineer by
neat ho. r .
Dee. o rtn-i., iAj
m today. Tonieht partly
slightly warmer.
ray, Deo in t
aynesvUIe Ipmnpra-
f recorded by the staff of
r31 Test ir .
t Max. Min.
60 y
Postom And
Gel Major
A. D. Awards
Morning Star
And Bethel Home
Demonstration Clubs
Cited For Progress
Reports on the many activities
organized by the farm famiiles of
Haywood, and awards recognizing
outstanding work of 4-H club and
Home Demonstration club members
were given at the completion of
a busy and fruitful year at the an
nual Achievement Day program
which drew a crowd to fill the
county court room.
The work of Demonstration
Farmers, the beginning of veterans
training for farm ownership, recog
nition Of assistance from Haywood
county's industries, business and
civic institutions in cooperating
with agriculture, and the citing
of many successful entries from
Haywood county farms in district
and state exhibitions were includ
ed on the program.
Nancy Poston president of the
npthPi 4-H club, the county 4-H
..,.ii winner in the dress review
contest and a member of the dairy
food team was gtven an wu
the outstanding 4-H club girl dur
(Continued on Page Two)
Patricks To
Open New
And Modern
W. V. N. C. Cafe
Purchased By
J. C. Patrick and
George Patrick
From C. A. George
J. C. Patrick and George Patrick
have purchased the W.W.N.C. Cafe
from C. A. George, who established
and has operated the Main Street
business for the past 26 years.
The deal was closed Friday, and
the new owners will Uke posses
sion on March first when they will
convert the cafe into a modern
cafeteria. Mr. Patrick said he had
been assured delivery of equip
ment within sixty days.
George Patrick, will be active
manager, and plans to renovate
the building at the time the cafe
teria fixtures are being installed.
Mr. George will continue to oper
ate the cafe until March 1.
"Engineer's plans call for a seat
ing capacity of 125, and there is
a possibility that we will build
a private dining room, and per
haps convert sonic office space on
the second floor of the building
into private dining rooms," Mr.
Patrick said yesterday.
Modern, new equipment will be
installed, it was pointed out, and
an up-to-date cafeteria will be
"Good food and good service will
be our goal," Mr. Patrick said.
Mr. Patrick has had experience
in numerous such places, and serv
ed as manager of a large chain
store for many years, lie came
here in February of this year. J. C.
Patrick came here in 1923. He
owns Shamrock Motor Court and
is connected with The Waynesville
Candy Company.
R. & P. Plant
Still Closed,
100 Are Out
The plant of the Royle & Pilk-
ington company at Hazelwood, re
mains closed. The plant has been
idle since Friday, November 22,
when about 100 employees left
their jobs. About a third of the
workers were women.
Representatives of the plant and
the Textile Workers Union of
America, C. I. O., has been nego
tiating a contract for several weeks
prior to the time the workers left
their jobs. It was learned that
wages was the chief point entering
into the discussions over a con
tract. This is the first time a C. I. -O
union has sought a contract from
the plant. Former unions in the
plant were affiliated with the A. F.
of L.
Thp office staff of the firm is
stiH on the job.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Stallings left
early Monday for Kearnersville,
where they were called on account
of the death of the latter's mother.
Mr. Stallings is assistant county
neent here
Bishop Will
Begin Church
Here Tonight
Bishop Edwin Hughes
Noted For Work
In Unifying Methodist
Bishop Edwin II. Hughes, who
will lead a series of religious .serv
ices tonight through Sunday at the
First Methodist church, is one ot
the most active officials in Meth
odist circles despte the fact that
he has been "retired" for several
years. He has been called for
speaking engagements to churches
throughout the United States and
in other countries as well.
After graduating from the Uos
ton (Massachusetts) University
School of Theology, he served as
pastor in several of the leading
eastern churcho'- until elected
bishop in 1908. Hishop Hughes is
considered the most influential in
dividual of all in bringing about
the union of the northern and
southern branches of his denomi
nation, and made numerous preach
ing visits into the south to create
the cordial spirit which made this
He has participated in the Lake
Junaluska summer assembly pro
gram on several occasions, and was
the principal speaker at the North
Carolina district conference held in
(Continued on Page Six i
Lions Will
Start Dime
Drive Here
This Week
Patrolman Roberts
Asks Public To
Cooperate in Curbing
Highway Deaths
The I, ions clul announced plans
to start tlttir annual Christinas
drive for funds to back work in
assisting the underprivileged and
blind, with a dime board to be
placed on Main street for contri
butions beginning Saturday, Dec.
Further details and a schedule
of persons to take charge of the
board will be announced at this
week's meeting of the club on
Thursday nigh', at the Wayside
Patrolman O. K. Roberts, of the
l.ions safely committee, gave a talk
at last Thursday's meeting, in
which he called on the general
public to assist police officers in
preventing highway deaths and in
juries. He cited the loll of vehicle ac
cidents in Haywood county, 15
killed and more than KiO persons
(Continued on Page Six)
Town Will
Not Have
Lights For
Supplies Fail To
Arrive As Expected
In Time For
Holiday Lights
There will be no Christmas lights
to brighten Main street in Waynes
ville this year, since the supplier
from which the equipment had
been ordered was unable to fur
nish sockets and colored bulbs and
these items cannot be obtained
Town officials, at their regular
meeting Thursday night, made this
decision after the situation was
explained by G. C. Ferguson, town
Mr. Ferguson had ordered the
equipment in September and had
been promised early delivery. The
wiring arrived within a short time,
but a letter was received recently
stating that because of a strikw in
a bakelite plant, material for the
sockets could not be obtained
Old lightning equipment, used
before the war dimout. ban been
"lost, broken anu torn," states Mr.
Ferguson, "and there is nol enough
here to start on the job." The
mayor and board decided that since
a good lighting job could not be
done, it would he better to wait
until next year to light up the
Hayvood Nan Who Lost
Life In Hotel Blaze
Buried Mere On Monday
Died In Fire
fee v
C. D. S1SK. oi Waynesville, was
one of the ll!i) ho lost their lives
in tlie VV inecoll hotel lire in At
lanta, early Sal unlay morning. Mr.
Sisk was a driver for the Trailways
Bus Lines, and had been with the
company nii.n.v 'cars.
Fire Traps Many Guests At Hotel Winecoff In Atlanta
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C. D. Sisk Killed
In Blaze at Winecoff
Hotel Early Saturday
Funeral services were conducted
here at the First Methodist
Church at 3 o'clock Monday after
noon for Clevc D. Sisk, 48, resid
ent of Asheville, native of Hay
wood county who lost his life in
the tragic fire at the Winecoff Ho
tel in Atlanta early Saturday morn
ing, when 120 guests were fatally
Brief services were also held at
the Dunn-Grocc funeral home
chapel in West Asheville at. 1
o'clock prior to the service here.
The Rev. Lee F. Tultle, the Rev.
J. B. Grice, and the Rev. T. A.
Groce conducted the service both
in Asheville and here. In the lat
ter service they were assisted by
the Rev. Paul Townsend. pastor ot
the church. Burial was in Green
Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were R. Sikes
White, Hobart Evans, Robert Dow
tin, C. C. Parton, Melvin Plcm
mons, and Emory Martin.
Honorary pallbearers were J. It.
Lewis. Charles Morgan, Joel W,
Wright, Stacy Walters, G. G. Byrd,
Guy Carpenter, Fred Bagwell,
Snelson Sheperd, Dan Mooneyham,
James O'Kelly, Otie Parker, Clar
(Continued on Page Six)
Starts Today
At Schools
Influenza vaccination will be
available to all students in the Hay
wood county school district, with
a representative of the district
health department visiting each
school, starting at Fines Creek to
day, to give the vaccinations.
One shot of vaccine gives an in
dividual protection against flu for
(Continued on Page Six)
Water Lines
Given Final
Test by Town
Waynesville's additional water
line, expected to bring up to 350,
000 gallons more each day to the
town reservoir, was connected and
tested last week by the contractor,
and final filling in of the ditch and
other clean-up work was begun
prior to turning the project over
to town officials for final accept
ance. This line is part of a long range
plan of improvements from the
water shed area to the reservoir
to build up the water supply for
this area to meet the demands of
Continued on Page Six
Mountaineer Gets
Pictures Of Fire
At Atlanta Hotel
Through the courtesy and
co-operation oi A. E. Maxwell,
associated for many years with
The Atlanta Constitution, this
newspaper is carrying today
some of the best pictures made
of the Winecoff Hotel fire in
Atlanta early Saturday morn
ing. The pictures were rushed to
The Mountaineer yesterday in
time for this edition.
The Mountaineer appreciates
the courtesy of The Constitu
tion and Mr. Maxwell for these
With fire raoidly making its way upward to them, guests of the Winecoff Hotel wave in signal to the firemen, make sheet ropes to climb
down or await their fate, as fire spread rapidly through the 15 story building in Atlanta early Saturday morning. Some guests like the un
identified young woman in insert (bottom center) jumped to their death. This young woman landed on the canopy over .he dining terrace
on the Peachtree side of the building. Her body bounded to the street and she was reported killed. Many of those leaning from the upper
windows were killed or injured in leaps towards firemen's nets, when they lost their grips on ropes of sheets, or were overcome and charred in
m Tbh?ze The resdue ladder, which firemen put to window after window, reached only to the eighth floor. The main picture above is the
front ot Tt'he hlel anLhows from the fourth floor to the fifteenth. These pictures were made by Arnld Hardy, Genrc Tech student,
especially for The Associated Press. (This photograph through the courtesy of The Atlanta CotistituUon).
Record For 1946
In Haywood
(To Date)
Killed - - 15
Injured 161
(This Information Compiled
From Records of State High
way Patrol) -'

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