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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Coon ties
Listers Will Be
stmcted to Oct
H uramlelt, Waynesville:
U M Bver Heaveruam; aim
Fines Creek were
trustees ol mc naywuuu
,t, Hospital for 1947 by the
ly board of commissioners at
. I TT ,1
meeting Dec. 10. incy nave
serving as trustees during
V listers in eacn lowiisiup
tere appointed, and on tne
U of Commissioner J. it.
U will be instructed to require
complete lists of persona!
ty from taxpayers in the
The listers will be asked to
each taxpayer make out, per
!), his list of taxable personal
hty (automobiles, iivcsiock.
ind in case of omissions, the
penalty will be imposed.
more thorough collection of
pell tax also is planned.
t county board appointed
nod Smathers of Canton as
Irical inspector for Beaverdam
lihip, Roy Swanger and New
HcElroy of Hazelwood as in
ters for Waynesville township,
ford James was appointed as
ittojhc coupty auditor.,. ef
m Jan. 1.
listers for the various town-
ire J. Mack Caldwell, Cata-
f; Oddic Fish, White Oak;
Allison, Jonathan Creek; Mrs.
Campbell. Ivy Hill; J. Man-
Medford. Iron Duff; Frances
ft, Fines Creek; Charlie T.
Crabtree; Coman R. Fran-
Clyde; C. E. Williams, Beaver-
Gay Burnett, Pigeon; Ken
W, East Fork; Jerry Francis,
and J. S. Black. Waynes-
hold Shaw, Jr., son of Mr.
Mrs. Aronid Shaw nf Lake
rjjska, sustained a broken col
nc in a wreck Wednesday
pon about 2:30 o'clock, on
F street, of a '38 Oldsmobile
P West, 23, of Hazelwood,
F of the car is scheduled to
Fin Mayor's court on Mon
IWcrnoon to face a charge of
"wding to Police Chief Orville
"Hand Patrolman Bill Sawyer,
"Nestigated. there wprp five
fts in the car enroute from
n s school
Fe basketball. The car be-
r" 10 J. G. Carver nf rivrto
SOU attonrlc crVrt-vt horn onrl
- - - . ov. lSVSl lie C O 1 1 VI
Wned the antnmnhllo in thp
youths told the investigating
that when they turned into
weet, the right rear wheel
mi the car, it got out of con
rf"t up on the sidewalk and
" through a telephone pole
into the street, about 10
"n the pole, before it stop
"e car was damaged beyond
Electricity and telephone
as CUt off in enmo narta
" snort time,
f all appearances," states
'Poland, "the car was being
J" too fast."
occupants of the car in
to, . let Ww"d. Jr- RalPh
J ad Clarence Morrow.
I, oth" than Shaw was seri
fished The Mountaineer by
, Weather Bureau); .
2, Dec 19Fair and
fa cold today and tonight.
Dec. 20 Increasing
, ess and slightly warmer.
wte Friday night or Satur-
Judge William Bobbitt
To Preside At
Of Court Here
Thirty-five civil cases have been
docketed for the January C-9 term
of Superior Court at the Haywood
county Court House, with six
cases listed on the motion docket
and uncontested divorces to be
heard at the convenience of the
Judge William 11. Bobbitt of
Charlotte is scheduled to preside
at court sessions here for the next
six months. The jury list was an
nounced for the next court follow
ing the meeting December 16 of
the county board of commissioners,
with 25 persons named for the
first week, and 18 others selected
for duty the second week.
The jury list includes Goble Mc
Cracken, Beaverdam; J. V. Hipps,
Clyde; L. M. Smathers, Beaver
dam; Herbert F. Rice, Beaverdam;
John W. Grasty, Pigeon Arthur
Conard, Jonathan Creek; J. Sam
Medford, Clyde; Lloyd Teague,
White Oak; Asbury Bradley, Ivy
Hill; Dennis, Crawford, Iron Duff;
Lawrence A. Cogburn, East Fork.
W. M. Howell, Jonathan Creek;
Troy Stamey, Clyde; Thomas II.
Rogers, Clyde; J. A. Singleton,
Ivy Hill; Dillard Haney, Crabtree;
John A. Rathbonc, Crabtree; S. L.
Galloway, Waynesville; John W.
Sparks, Waynesville; Wiley F. Al
len, Fines Creek; John M. Sutton.
Catalooehee; Silas E. Clark, Crab
tree; Wayne Browning, Waynes
ville; and W. T. Terrell, Pigeon.
In the event court lasts into the
second week, the following jurors
will be called: Charles II. Burnett,
East Fork; Dan Cochran, Pigeon;
Waldo Green, Fines Creek; D. V.
Brcndlc, Waynesville; Lee Howell,
Jonathan Creek; J. Howard Recce,
Cecil; John II. Finchcr, Fines
.1. M. Calhey, Pigeon; Theodore
Knight, East Fork; R. O. Allen,
Waynesville; Walter Smith, Fines
Creek; Theodore Muse, Waynes
ville ;John E. Rhodarmer, Beaver
dam; Weaver Green, Clyde; Dan
Carpenter, Ivy Hill; H. F. Bryson,
Iron Dufi"; Robert Green, Crab
tree; and Hiram Leatherwood, Ca
talooehee. Baptists Gave
$3,000 Sunday On
New Church Fund
More than $3,000 was contribut
ed last Sunday morning in a spe
cial offering at the First Baptist
church for the building fund.
The church rdopted a building
program several months ago, and
a special committee began raising
money for the proposed new
church. The plan was to raise $25,
000 a year for four years.
Rat Killing Campaign
Will Begin January 15
The rats of Haywood county arc
hereby given warning to vataie
this area before January io,
t ith is the starting day for
a rat-killing campaign to be con-
ducted throughout me count,,
i hv fho rounty agents
office, the schools and towns of
Haywood county, m coope
";.u it S. Fish and Wildlife
service All persons with farms or
homes or business places are in
vited to join in the campaign to
get rid of these pests.
A large supply of rat poison,
fortified red squill, is being ordered
on the basis of questionnaires sent
hv thP county agent to farmers
and the requirements of town offi-
Plans to Clamp
$1,500,000 Would Be
Heeded To Modernize
Haywood County Schools
Court House to Close
For Holidays Tuesday
Noon Until Dec. 27th
The Haywood county court
house will be closed at noon
Tuesday, Dec. 24, until Friday
morning, Dec. 27, for the an
nual Christmas holidays.
This schedule was announced
by George A. Brown, Jr., chair
man of the board of commis
sioners, after u meeting of that
group Monday, and will apply
to all offices in the court
Christmas Trees Will
Be Held In All Eight
Centers of Mountain
Division of Army
Hundreds of people in the re
mote areas of Hr.ywood county will
be remembered with gifts by the
Salvation A -my in their Christmas
programs, according to an an
nouncement by Major Cecil Brown,
head of the Mountain Division of
The first even" on the program,
which will include Christmas trees
and special plays and readings at
all eight of the community cen
ters, will take place at Miller's
Gap. Here all the workers will
take part in the program which
will be held on Sunday morning,
December ?2nd, at 10:00 o'clock.
The second event will be held a(
Maple Springs, Citadel, headquar
ters in the area for the Salvation
Army, where a program will be
given on December 22nd at 2:00
o'clock in the afternoon. Lt. Pad
den and the girls In the commun
ity will stage a play and special
The third event will take place at
Shclton Laurel on Monday, Dc
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Lions Dime Board Fund
Is Growing Each Day
The Lions Club dime board,
placed on Main street in front of
the Art Gallery last Saturday, is
drawing generous contributions
from the public to go into the
club's charitable work. An estim
ate of the money on the board at
noon Thursday placed the total at
between $325 and $350. with but
few minutes passing without some
one adding to the coin collection.
Christmas carols are broadcast
over the loudspeaking system, and
a Lion is on duty to thank the con
tributors. The board will remain
there through Christinas Eve.
. . m, ! i ..an l, mixfd and
cials. mis uait ... -
distributed to the schools on Jan.
15. where it will be picked up in
The bait is to be prepared in
three pound packages for farmers
at a cost to him of $1. "This is a
small price to pay for the relief
that will be obtained," remarks
Wayne Corpening, county agent.
Rats each year eat and destroy
enough grain and other items to
account for a loss of $200,000 in
the county, as well as being a nuis
ance and carrying harmful germs.
Supts. Jack Messer and A. J.
Hutchins have pledged the cooper
ation of the Haywood and Beaver
dam district schools during the
"It would take a million and a
half dollars to give Haywood a
thoroughly modern school sys
tem," Jack Messer. county .super
intendent of education told mem
bers of the Central Elementary
Parent Teachers Association here
"The buildings are over-crowded,
are in need of repairs, and in
many instances need entirely new
buildings, such as Central Elemen
tary. The obstacles between us
and these needed improvements
are many. First, the necessary
funds, second shortage of building
materials and skilled labor."
Mr. Messer told the organization
of contracts that had been let to
correct the fire hazards of the
Central Elementary school as re
cently pointed out by the building
inspectors here. Additional fire
escapes are being added and some
electrical wiring corrected.
Mrs. Rufus Siler, county direc
tor of lunch rooms, addressed the
association, telling of the work the
lunchroom was doing.
Mrs. Siler discussed the menus
which were served, and the care
with which the food was prepared.
Those who work in the lunchroom
were present and introduced to the
"We are allowed 24 cents for
each meal," Mrs. Siler said. "Of
this amount, the student pays 15
cents, and the federal government
9 cents. We figure 0 cents for meal,
5 cents for milk, 8 cents for cook
ing and serving, and Hie other
five cents to take care of vege
tables, bread and desserts."
About 300 students are served
daily at the Central bunch room
with four paid workers in the kit
chen. Before the meeting adjourned,
each teacher, and lunch room
worker was presented with a gift
from the organization, and refresh
ments were served in the lunch-
Mrs. Siler and her asso-
To Buy Seals
There has bean a slowing up of
Christmas Tuberculosis seals sales
during the past tew days, and Mrs.
Frank Ferguson, chairman, is urg
ing that the people of this area
make more extensive purchases
during the last fow remaining days
Mrs. Charles E. Ray, Jr., presi
dent of the club, is making an ap
peal to the public to make more
generous purchases and use them
on all mail being posted.
The sale of seals will continue
up to Christmas day, according to
Mrs. Ferguson, who also points out
the work is accomplished each year
through the money raised from this
source to aid in supplying milk to
the undernourished children in the
area and other preventive measures.
Usual Large Christmas
Edition Coming Tuesday
Tuesday's edition of The Mountaineer will be the usual
Christmas Edition, featuring scores of holiday messages
from business firms, in addition to the usual interesting
features which has always made the Christmas edition so
Special local features, together with thos? of Associated
Press will be carried.
All advertising copy for the edition must be in the office
by 10 o'clock Monday, and all news by nocn. The paper
will go to press at 2:30 on Monday afternoon.
Annual Gift Program
To Be Hold Saturday
Plans have all been completed
for the Community Christmas tree
which is annually sponsored by
the Woman's club In cooperation
with other organizations and indi
viduals in the area.
The program which is held each
year in connection with the distri
bution of gifts will take place in
the main courtroom in the court
house on Saturday afternoon at
Rev. Paul Townsend, pastor of
the First Methodist Church will
conduct the devotional features
and Miss Stephanie Moore will be
in charge of the music.
Mrs. J. C. Brown, chairman of
welfare in the club is chairman
of the Christmas tree program.
Serving with Mrs. Brown are: Mrs.
Charles E. Ray, Jr., president of
the Club, Mrs. John M. Queen,
Mrs. Jimmic Boyd. Mrs. John H.
Hipps. Mrs. T. L. Bramlctt, and
Mrs. James W. Killian.
The public is Invited to the an
nual event at which time gifts
are distributed to the children in
the community. Making donations
to the toys, fruits candies and
general expenses to date have been
the Lions Club, the Town of
Waynesville. the Rotary Club, Mr.
and Mrs. R. N. Barber and others.
Takes Own Life
Mrs. Bertha Bradley, of Waynes
ville, native of Cherokee was found
dead in her room in an Ashcville
hospital Wednesday morning about
I o'clock. Dr. I'. R. Terry, coro
ner, of Buncombe county, an
nounced that she had come to her
death as a result of hanging her
srlf to a steam pipe with a torn
piece of sheet hit;.
He estimated thai she had died
between 11:30 and 12 o'clock. The
body was disco, tied by attendants
at 1 o'clock in a routine check of
Funeral services will be con
ducted at 10 o'clock at the home
of Tom Tolley on the Soco Gap
road, Cherokee Reservation Friday
morning. Burial will follow in the
Bradley family cemetery.
Surviving are her husband,
Thomas Bradley, of Cherokee, her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Chick
elic, also of Cherokee.
Mrs. Bradley had been residing
here for some time.
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
County Library To
Close Three Days
The Haywood County Library
will be closed for a three day pe
riod during Christmas week, start
ing on Tuesday, the 24th and con
tinuing through Thursday the 2C,
according to an announcement
made yesterday by Miss Margaret
Johnston county librarian.
New Tar Heel Senator
tf" t TV,
! S,' ,
WILLIAM B. tMSTEAD of Durham, was appointed to the United
States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the Jeath, last Saturday, of
Senator Josiah W Bailey.
"This office is gottig to be
closed like the rest of them in
the courthouse, but if anybody
wants to buy a marriage li
cense they can look inc up and
1 will gladly conic tip and open
up long enough to U't them
married," said riryan Medford.
register of-Deeds yesterday In
speaking of the Christmas
"And if they can't find Mr.
Medford, I wilt'be at home.''
added Mrs. tlatlie MvCrackrn,
assistant to Mr, Medfdrd,. "but
I don't especially '.like to be
routed out of bed during the
night, which I have been, lo"
sell marriage licenses."
A cantata. "Th" Story of Christ
mas," will he Civen by the com
bined junior and senior choirs of
the Waynesville protest a lit. church
es Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock in
the First Methodist church.
The Presbyle-ion, Baptist, Epis
copal and Methodist choirs have
prepared the program under the
direction of Mrs. Fred Martin. The
cantata is an arrangement of scrip
ture and song in telling the events
of Christ's birt.'i, with the Rev. L.
G. Elliott, pastor of the Baptist
church, reading the Bible passages,
assisted by the Rev. Malcolm Wil-
j liamson, Prcsbvterian pastor, and
the Rev. Paul Townsend, pastor
i of the host church. Mrs. W. L
i Matney will accompany the cantata
at the organ.
! A cordial invitation is extended
j to the public to attend this Christ
Holiday Moonshine Supply
Gets Another 2-Still Loss
Two more stills were captured
by officers in Haywood county
during the past few days bring
ing the total up for the past two
weeks to five an. unprecedented
record, which also includes the
largest still said to have ever been
taken in the county.
Around two o'clock Tuesday af
ternoon the officers learned that
there was anther still in operation
in the Maggie section and they
left town immediately. In the par
ty were deputies, Wade McDanicI.
of Waynesville and Crum Cole, of
Canton, both of the sheriffs de
partment and Roy Recce, Revenue
By four o'clock, in less than two
hours after they reached the vicin
ity they found the still tucked
away on the Jack Carver Cove, in
Is Appointed By
William IS I 'i:i-lcad. 51. Durham
attorney, former congressman, and
campaign in.ni.' :i r for Governor
Cherry in l!H4, u;is appointed to
succeed the lal'- Josiah W. Bailey
in I he United S, .iles Senate. The
appointment v. h .inuunced Tues
day by I lie ,o , i hoi'
The neu sen itoi was born in
Durham onnl m IfW:", Hie son
nf a ( diih ilei .1! s oldier and one
time state lem i .ioi He graduat
ed f'oio tin I .'iwtmH of North
Carolina and l.nv'lil .school in Kin
Mon until l!M7, when lie entered
the ,-i r 1 1 1 . .er,iej eight months
oversea.-, with the AKK.
Ret in inn:: Durham he studied
law at Ti inin ii lleg", and started
a practice in Ih tall of 1919. Re
served as m use ;Hor in county rc-
I corder's coin I. v. as elected solici
tor for the I (H h district, and in
1933 was seel ( . congress, where
he remained he three terms. In
193!) he mIiiiiI.v ily retired to rc-
; sumo his law ;-i act ice.
Alter chieetnr: Gov. Cherry's
gubernatorial cai.ipaign, lie was ap
' pointed as la' Democratic chair
! man He ic-e-vicd Irum this post
'several weeks ,en He has been
'mentioned a a ;iossihle candidate
for govci inn in 194H. but now is
'expected to he noie interested in
J staving in (he s. ,iale. possibly com
peting will' torner Gov. J Mel
ville Broimhi in v. hen election year
rolls around -
Ivy liiil Township The furnace
was still war:-' Pel the liquor from
the GO gall 'in Ii' had been
spirited awa wilh its maker.
There were ihr. gallons of back
mash left ai i he spot, which was
about one and a half miles of the
On their ret am to town they
stopped at N ('man Caldwell's
Filling slat ion and w ere asked to
bring another si.ll of a 35 gallon
caapcity. The still had been
captured near the same section in
the Maggie area by Mr. Caldwell,
who is a deputy. The site of the
latter still's operation had been on
the opposite side of the Soco
Highway, almost straight across
from the 60 gallon still taken by
officers McDaniels, Reece and
The movement to enlarge Hay
wood county's overcrowded public
hospital facilities is gaining sup
port from the public steadily, with
the Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce added to the ranks which
already includ'.- the Hazelwood
Boosters and local Lions Club,
Rotary Club and American Le
gion. A further diseusison of the need
for an addition to the present
buildings and a report of what in
formation had been gathered in
connection with Federal and State
aid for a hospital building pro
gram was given at a joint meeting
attended by the committee mem
bers of the civic organizations at
the L. N. Davis Insurance company
office Monday night.
When the Haywood County hos
pital A-as built 18 years ago, re
lated Tony Davis, business mana
ger of the institution, it was intend
ed to be a 60-bed hospital. Since
that time the county has grown;
its population increasing from 28.
273 in 1930 to 34.804 in the 1940
census, and is estimated at nearly
40,000 now. Tho habit of using
the hospital has grown, and al
though it was adequate at the time
built, it is woefully inadequate now.
The hospital is operated on the
basis of being ,a 75-bed hospital,
with private rooms lor patients a
memory of the past. During its
most crowded periods it has had as
many as 99 patients, with even the
hallways being used for bed space.
This overflow has been the result
of normal growing demand and not.
caused by an epidemic or other
emergency for which its present,
facilities are entirely hopeless.
In the discussion that followed,
the major points emphasized were
that a building program should be
adopted that would take care of
the county's normal growth within
the next 20 years and that definite
plans should be made as soon as
possible so that the request for
State and Federal financial aid can
be made before these funds are al
After a new addition is built,
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Cover Main Street
Christmas lights went up over
! Waynesville's Main street during
the past week, and the town will
glow in many colors during Hie
holiday period after all.
Although the idea of putting tip
j lights has been planned lor sev
eral months, it was given up when
the original order for lighting
j equipment was not filled and there
i didn't seem much prospect for
getting it elsewhere. Several citi.
I ens expressed regret that the tow n
j would have no lights when this was
announced, so Town Manager G.
I C. Ferguson started looking
around for the bulbs and sockets
j Although these items arc in
short supply, he managed to get a
, few here, some more at Canton,
and then cornered another supply
in Asheville.. After getting ever
j thing together. Fire Chief Clem
I Fitzgerald took charge of the job
! of putting the sockets on the wires
I lo stretch over the streets and dy
' ing the bulbs a variety of colors.
The town electricians then took
! over for what adds up to the fact
that Waynesville now has Christ
I mas lights.
Record For 1946
Killed - - 15
(This Information Compiled
From Records of State High