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Ih the stale board
' ip last day brought
last one 42 minutes
in inlm-sl among
the raws fur uumi
rnor and the U. S.
lers Mayne Al-
;h, Oscar Barker of
may liovrl ol Pine-
1. Johnson of Ra-
Ccoll of Haw River
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fcontest brings to-
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Ibciit. and J. Mel-
of Raleigh, a form-
is which are being
I'lfircmrnl. John II.
W-jftiry, tilth district,
aniciark of Fayetto
lie stepping down
uf tr year.
i(iii,ii contests in-
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(I Hub Duncan of
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IMarvin Lee Hitch.
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C 1 0 Using Picket
Line At Laundry
Placards On Street
In Front of Plant.
A demonstration picket line was
thrown in front of the Waynesville
Laundry about 8 o'clock Monday
morning, as 21 workers Icll their
post. A number of sympathizers
joined the line throughout Hie
In the meantime, the plant re
mained open and ;tci orchiii; lo J.
V. is-illiaii, owner, "ve aie mak
ing all seneciuies Willi our work,
and will deliver it on lime as
Mr. Killian said lie had 44 em
ployers on the job with all ma
chines operating at 1 o'clock .Mon
day afternoon. He announced he
had let five employees oil on Sat
urday, because he did not liae
sufficient work for them.
J. F. Davis, local oragmer for
the International Fur and Leather
workers Union, Ciu. lulu i iu
Mountaineer that a picket line
would be maintained during the
time the plant is in operation,
whether on one or two shift sched
ules. The lead picket in the line
carried an American (lag. while
others carried placards. Some of
the placards read: "Fired for
Joining the Union." Another said,
"We Want Decent Wages,' while
a third read: "Bacon (iUc a pound
Wages 30c an hour."
The demonstrators were quiet,
except for the few who were sing
ing popular songs as they marched
along. A dozen others sat on the
grass nearby waiting lo relieve the
Mr. Davi said that as far as he
knew, this was the firsl picket line
ever formed in Haywood county.
Wililam Binkley, f .UJn-;'i;;r
a representative of the Interna
tional Fur and Leather Workers,
was here until about 1 o'clock
Monday. Mr. Davis said he began
organizing about four weeks ago,
and all who had signed were wom
en, as the men in the laundry were
Mr. Killian said that no one hacL
approached him about wages orj
anything else, and when the two
organizers came in Monday morn
ing for a conference he said, "I;
was so overcome and disturbed!
that I ordered the two men from!
my office." j
No one was being stopped from ;
entering the plant. The pickets',
were requesting people bringing
in laundry to take it elsewhere,;
but made no effort to use force, j
i The International Fur and,
Leather Workers union have a
contract with the A. C. Lawrence
Leather company here. i
House Is Burned
In Iron Duff Area
A four-room house and all goods
inside were completely destroyed
by fire Wednesday night at tin
home occupied by Mr. and Mrs.
Milliard Clark and small baby on
the O. L. Yates property in Iron
The first warning of the fire
came when the family was awak
ened about 11 p.m. to see flauics in
their bedroom. They escaped with
hardly more than what they were
wearing at the lime, and despite
the efforts of friends, neighbors,
and the Waynesville fire defrag
ment saw the house burn down lo
Mr. Yates estimates the loss to
the house at $2,000. not covered
by insurance. Although the cause
of the fire is not definitely known,
it is believed to have begun from
the kitchen stove.
All who assisted in fighting the
fire, and saving a nearby barn
from burning, are thanked for their
At Presbyterian Church
Special services are announced
for this week at the Presbyterian
church in preparation for Easter.
Services will be held Wednesday
and Thursday nights at 7:30 p. m.
on the theme, "The Passion of Our
Lord," ied by the Rev. Malcolm
R. "Williamson, pastor of the
All persons are invited to these
pre-Easter services. At the close
of the service each night the ses
sion of the church will meet for
the reception of members.
EIGHT PAGES United Press
Shortage of Coal Cause
Of Two Passenger
Trains Being Taken
I' i sc ii go r Irani service on the
Murphy branch was discontinued
beginning Monday in one of the
movements to curtail the use of
coal because of the widespread
strike of miners.
Mail is being carried by motor
vehicle now with little change an
nounced in the schedule.
Incoming mail from the east
will arrive here about noon, as in
the past, according to Herman
Francis, assistant postmaster.
Outgoing mail will leave about
1 1 a. ni., 3 p. m. and 4 p. m.
The passenger train discontinu
i ance was announced by the South
ern Railway last week after the
government requested the elimi
nation of "unessential" train serv
ice because of the miners walk-
j The current dispute in the mine
, fields is the United Mine Workers
claim, advanced by John L. Lewis,
j to higher pensions for the miners
! rfn.l tiieir pendents, 'hicu be
' operators deny can be paid for
j the welfare and retirement fund
set up under the present contract.
federal officials have promised
court action to end the week-old
Job Rights Group
For Veterans Is
Named In County
To Assist Veterans
A four-member veterans' re
employment rights committee for
Haywood county has been appoint
!cd lo aid veterans in obtaining re
employment and seniority rights lo
which they arc entitled under the
Selective Service Act. it is an
inounced hv Hugh W. Bradley, field
I representative for VRRD, U. S. De
partment of Labor.
On the committee are James n.
Howell. Jr., county service officer
for veterans; John Williams, serv
ice officer for American Legion
Post No. 47; Richard S. Hulme and
David E. Sigmon, assistant state
These Committeemen will serve
voluntarily in giving advice and
assistance to veterans who feel
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TO ARRIVE TODAY
Tree seedlings which were or
dered from the TV A through the
county agent's office here are ex
pected to arrive today, and the 37
persons, who placed orders are re
quested to call for them.
There are 55,500 seedlings to be
planted in Haywood, 5,500 of which
are short leaf pines, 42,500 white
pines, and 7,500 yellow poplar.
PLEASE, DRIVE QUIETLY
Patrolman O. R. Roberts has re
quested that traffic using the short
cut via Vaughn Palmer s Service
Station on the Dellwood road drive
as quietly as possible due to a case
of extreme illness in a home near
by. GO TO FLORIDA.
Dr. and Mrs. N. F. Lancaster,
and son Bobby, left last night for
a vacation in Florida. They plan
to return in about ten days or two
Collected to date .1,340.00
Balance to go
and Associated Press News
Wildcats Trapped In Pisgah
THE HIDES OF two lart;e
Pistfah National Forest are held by Jack Kirklund. left,
warden at John's Kock station, and Ranker VV. V. Huber.
Forestrv oiTicials conducted a dnve lo kill many ot the de-
structive wildcats which have taken a heavy toll ol the deer
herd in the forest. The 'cat whose hide is hold by Mr. Kirk -
land weiL;lied 65 pounds.
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Elmer Hendricks Is
Speaker At Lions
Club Meeting Here
Eight Haywood county tanners
who had achieved production of
100 bushels of corn lo a tested
acre were presented certificates ill
the Waynesville I. ions club meet
ing Thursday night.
Tom Rainer of Route 2. Waynes
ville had the highest 1947 produc
tion in the county , 125.7 bushels,
raised from N.C. T-20 hybrid seed
All except one ol the nver-100
bushel growers had used hybrid
seed, il was pointed out by County
Agent Wayne Corpening in mak
ing the presenlat ions.
Others who received ibe cert id
ea I es were: T W. Cathey. Roule :i
Canton, 124 bushels. Tenn 10 seed:
C. V. Sorrclis, Roule 1, Canton.
1 19.3 .lushels. L'S 282 seed: Mrs
Quay Medford. Lake .lunaluska.
114 bushels, US 282; Fred Allison.
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TO LIST PROPERTY
A warning has been issued by
the tax collector, Sebc Bryson,
that taxpayers who have not listed
their taxable property before April
1 will be penalized.
STl'DENT INJURED IN
Eugene Mitchell. Waynesville
high school student, is reported to
have received a broken back from
a motorcycle accident on the high
way between Canton and Asheville,
near the "mile straight," Sunday.
Four Waynesville boys were rid
ing two motorcycles which spilled
when a car ahead stopped. Mitchell
was the only one injured, accord
ing to the investigating officer.
Three Are Injured When
Auto Overturns Sunday
Three persons received injuries
when the automobile in which they
were riding struck a stone wall at
Cemetery road and Main street
here Sunday afternoon, turned
over twice in rolling 168 feet to
land upside down against a power
Two of the victims, under treat
meat at the Haywood county hos
pital, were reported to be resting
well yesterday afternoon, and were
not thought to be critically Injured.
The third passenger of the crash
car had been taken to Mission hos
.$l,660.00pital Asheville, with her arm hurt
WAYNESVILLE, N. C,
wildcats trapped this winter in
if Transylvania Times.
Have Trapped 10
Wildcats In Forest
Hope To Prevent Fur -
her Loss To Deer
Herd By Taking
'I n prow-iil lin t her damage to
the 1'isgah National Forest deer
herd, game wardens and officials
arc carrying out a campaign to
trap wildcats and as of last week
had laken 10 of the destructive an
imals, according lo Ranger W. W.
Dining the past winter approxi
mately :0 deer were killed by
wildcals It i (bought that the
adult doer killed may have been
hampcicd in escaping by the heavy
Wanli'ib Jack Kirlcland. Martin
MilNap. Home Huffman and Ref
uge Supervisor Wayne Wiggins
have been leporled as calcbing
some ot I he largest eats ever laken
in Western North Carolina Kirk
land, pr.iloctton at John's Rock
slat ion. caught one cat weighing lo water systems were on dlffp'")'
(ia pounds, and slated it was the! The event was sponsored by the
largest lie had ever seen. 'county agent's office, Morch.'.nl.-i
i Association, REA and electrical
... i dealers.
By Fire Monday
Fire consumed the upper floor
ol the Frank Daws home in Last
Waynesville yesterday afternoon
until brought under control short
ly alter the arrival of the Waynes
ville fire trucks.
Defective wiring near the roof
is believed to have caused the fire,
which gained some start before it
was discovered about 1:30 o'clock.
Due to the long distance from a
fire hydrant, it was necessary to
bring both fire t rucks to the scene
to combat the blaze.
! Most of the first floor furnish
lincs were saved, but loss was con
I siderable. The two-story frame
; house belongs to Mrs. Slierrill
and numerous bruises.
Carol Wyatt, 17, a school buo
driver, who was operating the 1940
Plymouth sedan at the time of the
accident, sustained fractured neck
bones. Miss Estella Scates, 22, suf
fered a dislocated elbow and lacer
ations. Miss Clcmmie Robinson, 32,
was the other passenger who now
is in the Asheville hospital.
The accident was investigated
by Highway Patrolman Jeff May
and Chief O. L. Noland and Police
man Jerry Rogers of the Waynes-
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1948
Waynesville High Musicians
Make Outstanding Records
477 Vehicles Given In
spection in Three Days
of Work Here.
There were 477 vehicles taken
through mechanical inspection
lane on Boundary street here dur
ing the final three days of last
week, It is reported by C. P. Saw
yer, supervisor, of which 200 were
approved on the initial examina
tion and 93, received approval on
The lane was busy all day yes
terday as it began the second week
of work in Waynesville.
Defective hpadlicbts were the
; largest single cause of rejections,
; in 65 instances. Steering assem-
'-v falls !hrcjuc'ion f
32 vehicles, stop lights 25, tail
ligUs 2o. and gutted mufflers 21.
1 other causes for rejection were:
i w indshield wipers 2, windshield 5.
I side glass 20, steering alignment
J 14, rear wheel alignment 5, bad
j tires 2, turn signals ion trucks) 3,
; parking lights 12, auxiliary lights
I 12, clearance lights 2, reflectors I,
; switching and wiring 4, braking
j effort 1, brake equalization 7,
brake pedal 2, and hand brake 1.
: Appliance Show
Draws A Large
Audience 2 Days
Many Appliances Shown
In Armory by Hay
wood Dealers Last
Promoters and exhibitors of the
Farm and Home Appliance Show
held here Friday and Saturday of
last week were well pleased with
the attendance and the interest.
Wayne Corpening, county agent,
one of the promoters of the show,
said 800 people were given tickets
I'm somc nf the prizes, and that
many more than that attended the
two-day event held at the Armory-
A large number of exhibitors
omplclely filled the space against
the four sides of the Armory.
F.verylhing from complete kitchens
J. M. Fisher. 83.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Monday afternoon for J. M.
Fisher, 83, retired carpenter and
contractor and a life-long resident
of Haywood county, at the First
Baptist church here, followed by
burial in Green Hill cemetery.
Mr. Fisher died Sunday at the
home of a daughter, Mrs. Clyde
Styles, with whom he resided here.
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Styles and Mrs. Roy Ray, of
Hazelwood; six sons, Floyd, of
Charlotte, Roy of Charleston, S.
C, Ellis of Hazelwood, Jess, a cap
tain in the Asheville fire depart
ment; John of Waynesville, and
Arthur Fisher of Thomasville, Ga.;
19 grandchildren and seven great
grandchildren. Another son, Ray W. Fisher, a
former Asheville policeman, died
about two years ago.
Pallbearers for the funeral were
Jarvis Morrow, Jarvls McCracken,
Hal Freeman, David Underwood,
Tom Howell and Bob Turner.
Dr. Riegg Is Appointed
County Rabies Inspector
Dr. A. R. Riegg, veterinarian,
nas been appointed rabies inspec
tor for Haywood county, it is an
nounced by Dr. Mary Michal, dis
trict health officer.
A schedule ot clinics is planned
by Dr. Riegg for the near future.
It is urged that everyone owning
dogs plan to have them ready at
the place of the clinic on the date
specified so that as many dogs as
possible may be vaccinated, as re
quired by law, during that period.
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood anJ Jackson Counties
IIAI.I.ETT S. WARD was named
president of the Waynesville
Rotary Club here Friday. He will
succeed Rev M. H. Williamson on
July 1. Mr. Williamson will be
come vice president then, and
James Kilpatrick will continue as
secretary, while Kim Barber will
become treasurer and William
Ray, assistant treasurer.
For Chas. Johnson
Waynesville Banker To
For Candidate for
Charles M. Johnson. Democratic
candidate for governor, announced
from his headquarters in Raleigh
yesterday that Jonathan Woody,
banker, would be manager of his
campaign in Haywood.
Mr, Woody has been interested
in Mr. Johnson's campaign since
he first announced last summer.
Yesterday Mr. Woody said: "I am
not a politician, and the only
reason I agreed lo accept the hon
or of managing Mr Johnson's cam
paign in Haywood is because I sin
cerely believe he is acquainted
with the needs of (his area, and
can and will do us some good when
he becomes governor.
"In the second place. 1 feel that
during the nexl lour or live years
that North Carolina will spend a
great deal of money for schools,
roads and hospitals. I am lirmly
convinced that Mr. Johnson is
qualified by his long experience as
stale treasurer to handle the fin
ancing lo the best advantage of the
citizens of this slate."
Mr. Johnson s headquarters an
nounced thai plans were incom
plete for the candidate's appear
ance here, but that he would visit
this area again during the next
few weeks. Mr. Johnson was (he
speaker for the Fourth of July
celebration here last year.
Mr. Woody has not named his
co-workrs, bul said he is working
on the list now.
Sales In County
U. S. Savings bonds sales in Hay
wood county during February
amounted to $39,225, it was an
nounced this week by J. E. Massie,
savings bonds chairman, according
to the monthly report from Greens
boro. Of this total, $36,225 were
in Series E bonds and $3,000 in
Series G bonds.
Total sales during the month for
North Carolina were $6,616,976.25,
representing a three per cent in
crease over January sales.
The first post-war savings bonds
campaign will be carried out on a
national basis April 15 through
June 30, Mr. Massie announces. It
will be known as the Security Loan
and will compare in its promotional
aspects and public appeal to the
last of the great war loans, the
The purpose in conducting the
Security Loan said Mr. Massie, is
to encourage Americans to build
greater secuiijty for themselves
through greater savings, to spread
the national debt widely among
individuals and relieve inflationary
pressures on our economy.
Band, and Mixed Chorus
To Participate In
Waynesville Township high
school s band and mixed chorus
were given the green light to en
ter the state music contests next
month at Greensboro after their
performance in Asheville district
contests, Friday and Saturday.
Prior to the Asheville district
contests, the judges had not
awarded the "one" rating to any
band in the state although (he top
ranking groups in last spring's
states contest Lenoir, Greens
boro, Marion, Henderson and Bel
mont are automatically eligible
to compete again at Greensboro.
Thus Waynesville's band became
the first, and only one from this
district, lo win the invitation to
play before the highly critical
Judges at Greensboro. The fol
lowing day, the district judges held
the final sectional eonte at Char
lotte and gave one rstings to Cen
tral high (Charlotte), Salisbury
Charley Isley's mixed chorus,
which is eligible to enter the
Greensboro contests by virtue of
its one rating there last year, rer
ceived very favorable criticism at
the district event Saturday, being
encouraged to enter the higher
The 23-voice boys' chorus, a
component of the mixed chorus,
also received the one rating at
Asheville, as did the boys' quar
tet. Singing groups from other
schools to receive the highest
grade were the mixed chorus from
Hickory and Asheville, boys' glee
clubs of Asheville and Valdese, the
girls' trios of Hendersonville and
David Hall of Canton high
- school earned the top rating for
his performance of a saxophone
solo in the instrumental events
Friday. Three Waynesville high
soloists, Carol Underwood, cornet;
Luther Shaw, trombone, and J. D.
Stanley, bass horn, received the
Mr. Isley states that he is very
pleased with the honors won by
the Waynesville students at Ashe
ville and that they have earned
the trip to Greensboro for ths
April 20-23 contests.
Judges for the instrumental sec
tions of the district events were
Earl Slocum of the University of
North Carolina, Allan Bone of
Duke University, and James C.
Pfohl of Davidson. The vocal
event judges were Thane McDon
ald of Wake Forest, Paul Young of
the University of North Carolina,
and John Halliday of Queens Col
lege. Two Counties To
Vote; But Court
To Hold Results
Voters in Swain and Graham
counties will today vote on the
question of prohibiting the sale of
wine and beer in the respective
A restraining order has been
granted, upon a petition died for
the plaintiff by W. Roy Francis,
that the results of the election not
be certified until dispositier. is
made of the restraining outer.
The plaintiffs argue thai the
petitions on which the elections
were called were not prepared ac
cording to law, which sets o.it that
only voters who voted for aovernor
in the last election are eligible to
become certified petition signers
The results of the election will
be made known, but the affects of
the election will have r.o bearing
until the existing restraining or
der is removed.
(This information Com-
piled From Becords of
State Highway Patrol)