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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice- -Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Easterly Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
nieht is truly
lood this " "
steraay, i" "
in session naming
for the 22 pre-
Lawn Charles M.
in town 10
l,i.n lor the re-
tks of the campaign.
here, when Mayne
idate lor governs .
at the courinouse,
'or I'. . Senate win
ipad Eure, seeing
secretary ol me
ess the Ramp con-
Lh. invention, al-
Sunday School les
lohnson arrived in
fcout 6 last nigni,
ig dinner at tne
ay wood manager,
y, conferred wan a
nds from tnrougn-
u ill spend the
fthe day in Haywooa
ijp chairmen and
(tcrnoon will go on
lly and then on out
mday. Mr. Woody
Mice for Mr. John-
on the second noor
ational Bank build-
fcdy plans to spend
time in the on ice,
le campaign of the
Johnson's first visit
Ice he addressed the
Audience last sum-
ES TO FILE
up your mind to
have until 6 o'clock
17, to file with the
A of Elections. After
ait until the spring
jes, president of the
fipany in Henderson
wn his hat in the
ind announced he is
state senate, a post
Hodges is the only
m the two-county
pod and Henderson,
fson's year to nomi-
lenator, and Jackson
Jor the 3-county unit
nsylvania and Polk.
lies comprise the
is interested in the
the district, and
f part in promoting
tdustry and tourist.
LEY IS TO
Alley, although re
ive duty on the
jactive in the affairs
tatic party, and nn
ht will be the guest
f Young Democrats
1 meeting in Frank-
ler of the party,
is expected to fill
ng engagement for
p points of view on
fa large turnout of
fay 29 primary. Dan
fa's candidate for
pernor, was quoted
ffleigh as believing
P be light. He gave
fine fact that there
Ws for county ofTice
feciilly for sheriff,
f Puts more local in
fotts ardent SUP
S'5'5 thl interest is
foughout the state.
i "un Carolina to
f vote on record.
f wrra with
63rd YEAR No. 29 FOURTEEN PAGES United Pre ss
Merchants 01 Community
Staging Values Days For
Remainder 01 The Week
Days" Being Staged
By Merchants; Many
Beginning this morning, the
merchants of this area are staging
Value Demonstration Days, which
will continue for the remainder of
Hundreds of merchandise bar
gains have bet made available to
shoppers here for the remainder
of this week. Some merchants have
cut prices away down, while in
other instances, additional mer
chandise is being given with the
purchase of goods.
This is one of several events
which the Merchants Association is
sponsoring during the coming y ear.
Most of the stores have banners
on display in their windows, and
all lerks will wear special print
ed badges during the remainder
of the week.
A similar event was held last
spring at this time, and because
of the interest, and the general
accptarice, it was decided to re
peat the merchandising program
again this year.
A special committee named by
the Merchants Association have
charge of the program.
In this issue of The Mountaineer
will be found many values listed,
while hundreds of others will be
found in stores throughout the
community. The Friday issue will
contain other outstanding values
for this event, which will continue
until Saturday night.
Will Speak Here
Candidate For Gov
ernor To Head Motor
R. Mayne Albright, candidate
for governor, will stop in Waynes
ville and make an address at the
courthouse lawn from 10:30 to
10:45 a. m. Saturday, April 17.
The candidate and Mrs. Albright
will head a motor caravan of from
10 to 15 cars in their trailer field
headquarters, the "Challenger,"
through a tour of communities
west of Asheville.
The caravan will stop in Canton
from 9:30 to 9:50 a. m. Saturday.
After leaving Waynesville it will
visit Sylva, Bryson City, Andrews,
Murphy, Hayesville, Franklin and
arrive at Brevard for a rally that
Prior to the tour in this area,
Mr. Albright will appear at a rally
Wednesday evening staged by the
Asheville "Albright for Governor"
committee. Friday he will speak
at Warren Wilson college, and
make an appearance at the North
Carolina Educational Association
Following the Brevard rally, the
candidate will return to Raleigh,
according to an announcement by
John I. Barnes, Jr., manager of his
A 38-year-old veteran, lawyer
and former director of the North
Carolina Employment Service, Al
bright is campaigning on a plat
form of planned progress and
clean politics. He has pledged to
conduct his campaign within the
legal limit of expenditures, and is
optimistc about hs chances of bei -
ing elected to office.
To Broadcast On
WHCC This Week
The High school band will give a
30-minute concert over WHCC this
afternoon from 1:30 to 2 o'clock,
with Charles Isley, director, in
On Wednesday and Thursday
morning, from 8:15 to 9:30 the glee
club will give a 15-minute concert
over the station. Both broadcasts
will come from the auditorium of
the high school.
On Wednesday at 1:30, the Clyde
high school glee club will give a 30
minute concert, together with a
special 4-H Club program. This
program will originate In the stu
dios of WHCC
dreds Of Values Await
CHARLES M JOHNSON, candi
date for governor, arrived here
last nieht and will spend the day
in Haywood conferring with
friends in connection with the
Winner In District
Places Second in Soil
. Worth Palmer, Hayesville high
gchotDl student. Clay county, won
first- prize in the district soil con
servation speaking contest held
here Friday, and the Haywood
county entrant, Sammy Haynes of
Clyde, placed second. Clayton Da
vis of Swain county won the third
Each contestant spoke on the
subject. "Soil Conservation and
Its Relation to the Economy of
North Carolina. The contest is
sponsored by the North Carolina
District winners will compete in
a state contest in Raleigh at an
Prizes of a $50 savings bond, ixt
savings bond and ?H) casji were
awarded the district winners by
Jonathan Woody, president of the
First National Bank.
Serving as judges were Mrs.
Pauline Hotchkiss, district home
Continued on Page Eight
Mrs. Ruth Craig
Opens A Modem
Beauty Shop Here
j The Ruth Craig Beauty Shop
jopened here yesterday with Mrs.
'Ruth Craig owner and operator.
iThe new shop, modern in every de
rail, has been fully equipped with
new equipment, and is located at
29 East street. Mrs. Craig bought
the place at the corner of East and
Welch streets some time back, and
'had the first floor re-modeled just
for a modern beauty shop.
: Mrs. Craig said she would have
(associated with her Miss Margie
;Mull, a well-known operator here.
Mrs. Craig started in beauty
1 shop w ork in Pontiac, Mich., in
1924 and moved to Waynesville in
1934. She opened the Personality
Beauty Shop in 1935 and in Febru
ary 1947 sold the shop. She re
mained as an operator until Sat
urday of last week.
Did rOU plan to fill out that
North Carolina School Question
naire that appeared recently In
And did you neglect doing- it?
And now have you mislaid last
Just in case you did, the ques
tionnaire Is being reprinted, and
appears in this issue.
Better fill It out right now,
while you think about it.
and Associated Press News
Annual Ramp I
To Soco Gap I
One of Largest
Crowds Ever Ex
pected To Be Present
for Ramp Eating
The 16th annual Haywood Coun
ty Ramp convention will be held
Sunday at Soeo Gap, rather than
at Black Camp Gap as originally
planned, Sebe Bryson, president,
This change is being made be
cause of the greater parking space
at Soco Gap, and its accessibility
by paved roads. There is plenty
of good water and arrangements
will be made to provide a large
supply of ramps and a cooking
furnace for the gathering, which
is attracting wider attention daily.
Around 300 persons attended
last year's convention, and a larg
er crowd is expected Sunday. Many
types of entertainment are being
planned, and the main speech will
be given by Secretary of State
Singing, square dancing and
string music are being arranged
for by the entertainment commit
tee, and a five-pound package of
choice ramps will be given as prize
to the winner of the liar's contest ,
which C. F. Rhinehart won last
Bill Sharpe, head of the slate
news bureau, has notified friends
that he will attend the convention,
and a report of the event has been
requested by Carl Goerch. editor
of State Magazine.
The men will do the cooking and
ramps and coffee will be furnished
free. Groups will bring other
supplies to prepare the ramps ac
cording to taste. Coffee will be
furnished from the 50 gallon, solid
copper coffee pot.
Bigger Water Line
In Chestnut Park
Area Is Installed
Approximately 1.600 feet of 4-
ineh water line has been installed
to serve homes in Chestnut Park
Drive area, replacing smaller lines
which have been inadequate.
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
who supervised the project, re
ported its completion at the
monthly meeting of the Waynes
ville Board of Aldermen last
Thursday. The line will serve
about 40 residences. It was in
stalled during the past two weeks.
In addition to passing on bills
for the previous month and other
routine business, the board dis
cussed the advisability of widen
ing Hay wood street but took no ac
tion on the matter.
Meets Set For
Farm Planning meetings will be
held at Clyde tonight and at the
Beaverdam school Wednesday, to
which farmers in those townships
are invited to attend. The program
will start at 7:30 p.m.
Discussions will be held on the
latest agricultural information.
Free prizes will be given at each
meeting, and the movie, "My
Neighbor and I." shown, accord
ing to plans announced by
Pfc. Robert Wright
Transfers To Hamilton
Pfc. Robert H. Wright, who has
spent seven months at Randolph
Field, Texas as rotary wing mech
anic, transferred last week to Air
Force ordnance at the Hamilton,
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh L. Wright and attended
Waynesville high school prior
his entry into military service.
Revival To Start Sunday
At Richland Church
There will be a revival beginning
April 18 at Richland Baptist church
in Waynesville, conducted by the
pastor, Rev. L. F. Clark of Canton,
assisted by Rev. Pen Cook, pastor
of the Balsam church. Services will
begin promptly at 7:30 o'clock each
The public is extended a hearty
welcome to attend the worship
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1948
FRED C. CAS1PBEI.L has been
elected commander of the local
American Legion post to serve
during the coming year.
Fred C. Campbell !
Of Legion Post
Fred C. Campbell was elect eel
,.f 1 I fIVM'.lflfl IHI1 N(.
47, Aniiiean Legion al the meet
ing Friday evening. me n n
adjutant of the post, Mr. Campbell
succeeds William Medford as com
mander. Ernest Edwards was elected ad
jutant. J. T. Russell as finance of
ficer, Rev. R. L. Young, Chaplain,
and Frank C Byrd. sergeant -alarms
for the post.
Other elective positions will la
filled at the next regular meeting
Committees were apomleii to
make preparations for Decoration
Day, and to look into possibilities
of backing a Legion Junior base
ball tqam. On Decoration D iv com
mittees are Rev. Young J. Hardin
Howell and Frank Uyrd.
Clubs of Haywood
Sponsor Talk Today
At Strand Theatre
Homemakers from Haywood and
nrii.iinini! counties will gather at
the Strand theatre this morning to
attend the lecture and demonstra
tion to be given by David Moblry,
interior decorator, of New York.
The program will be from 10 to
12 a m. and from 1 to .'i p. m. and
is sponsored by the home demon
stration clubs of Hay wood county.
Mr. Mobley will lecture on the
art of living and will give a demon
stration on "More Livable Homes."
He will discuss actual procedures
for improving home .surroundings
and will have a wealth of illustra
tive material to use in discussing
decoration of the home
During the past 15 years Mr.
Mobley has conducted home fur
nishings institutes from coast to
coast and has given graduate
rourses at the University of Chi
cago, New York University, Syra-,
cuse 'university. University of Ver-
mont and University of Utah. His
tour of North Carolina is made!
possible through the cooperation !
of the State Kxtension service. j
. . !
Rev. Williamson Speaks
At Lions Club Meeting
Rev. Malcolm Williamson, pres
ident of the Rotary club, was the
principal speaker last week at the
Lions club meeting.
Mr. Williamson related some of
the accomplishments of Rotary in
international affairs. He stated
that on community levels, civic
clubs should cooperate in elimi
nating undesirable influences, and
should work together on commu
The Lions will attend the stu
dent music concert at the high
school for their program this week.
Atty. Walter Crawford
Is Moving His Office
Attorney Walter Crawford an
nounces that he is moving his office
from the courthouse to the second
floor of the Ferguson building, next
to the Public Welfare office.
Mr. Crawford has maintained his
office at the courthouse for the
past eight years, serving two terms
as county attorney and two terms
on the county Board of Elections.
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Stores Here During All This Week
Four Candidates File; Poll
High School Band, Chorus
To Present Concert Here
Thursday Night, 8 O'Clock
Make Public Appear
ance Before Entering
In their formal appearance be
l.fore entering the state music con-
test at Greensboro, the Waynes
i ville Township high school band
; and chorus will present a concert
! Thursday evening, starling at 8
p. m., in the high school audito
j Three broadcasts over the local
radio station also are programmed
' for this week, it is announced by
Charles lsley, music director at
the school. The f)9-piece band
will be heard from 1:30 to 2 p. in.
today, and the 62-voice mixed
chorus will broadcast from 9:15 to
9:30 a. m. Wednesday and Thurs
day. Next week the students w:il ap
pear in the slate-wide co.ilcsts.
April 20-23. at Greensboro. Judg
ing of the Greensboro events will
be as strict as national contests
have been in the past, since re
gional and national competition is
no longer being held, and William
Rivelli of the University of Mich
igan will serve ns judge.
9 small admission fee will be
charged at the concert Thursday
to defray expenses for the trip to
I The program will open with four
numbers by the band, the marches
."His ,iiiv" and , "On the Mall,"
i the Coronation overture, and ex
'eerpts from the operetta, "Song
Choral numbers to ge presented
are "Blessed Redeemer," by the
mixed chorus; "Come to Me." girls'
chorus: "Bless the Lord." mixed
chorus; "The Birch Tree." boys'
chorus; "Mosquitoes," male quar
tet; "A-Roving," boys chorus;
'When 1 Have Sung My Songs,"
by soloist Fred Calhoun, tenor:
and "Square Dance, Country Style"
by the mixed chorus.
The closing portion of the pro-
gram, to tie piayea Dy me uhmu,
includes the march and chorus of
"See the Conquering Hero Uomes,
"Lithuanian Rhapsody," George
Gershw in selection arranged by
iwi.t KpnnPlt nd the soiiited
Sousa march, "Semper Fidel is."
Ten Angus Bulls
Will Be Auctioned
Thursday At Clyde
Ten bend of registered Aberdeen-Angus
bulls will be sold at
auction Thursday afternoon in the
The sale is sponsored by the
state department of agriculture
and extension service, and marks
the first offering of Angus cattle
ever held in Haywood county. It
will begin at 2 p. m.
The animals have been selected
from some of the best beef herds
in North Carolina, being furnished
bv the State Aberdeen-Angus
Same Neaves will be sales man
ager and Col. Harry Hamilton the
Smith's Drug Is
Smith's Drug Store, the Rexall
drug store, today announced plans
for a Rexall Original One-Cent Sale
to be held April 14 through the
"The theme of the Rexall One
Cent Sale this spring is 'Smashes
High Prices!" the manager said.
The semi-annual One-Cent sale was
originated by the Rexall Drug
Company in 1914 and has become a
national institution, he explained.
According to the druggist, hun
dreds of nationally advertised Rex
Continued on Page Eight
Raised to date 1,747.38
Balance to go 1,252.62
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Opens Feed Store
O II. 'I I. U i' ( m 1 ) rereinlv oened .
the Waynesville Feed and Seed:
store here Mr. Tedlord lias had
many years' experience in the feed j
and seed business, and has devoted'
much time to the development of;
a poultry market in Georgia. !
Heavy Charge Hits
'Dead1 Line At Spniee
Pine; Local Man In
An investigation is being held
to determine how an 11.000 volt
charge ol electricity came through
a supposedly "dead" power line on
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killing two linemen doing main-
i itMinuce om ami mji r unei-
others, one critically.
j The dead are Cm belt M Nelson,
Jr., 2fi. ol Canton, who succumbed
I at 5 in Sunday and John Ell
ridge, Jr . SO. of Asheville, Rt. 4.
Johnny Foster. 38, of Waynes
ville, is in critical condition at a
Marion hospital with fust degree
burns. Lawrence Smith. 39. of
Cherokee received painful, but not
critical injuries. Charles Page, 31,
also of Waynesville. received min
or injuries when knocked off a
! According to Carolina Power
! and Light company officials, the
current was supposed to be turned
off from 2 to G p. m. while main
tenance wink was in progress, and
it was as yet a mystery how the
high charge came through the wire
while the crew of 2f) men from the
Asheville division were on the
The possibility of another wire
having come in contact with the
one the men were working on has
'Continued on Page Fight)
4-H Club Camp Will Be
July 5-10 At White Lake
Haywood county 4-H club mem
bers will attend ramp at White
Lake during the week of July 5-10.
it is announced by County Agent
Letters are being sent to all club
members now in order to estimate
the number that will attend camp
this summer. Camps are considered
one of the most important part of
4-H work, and are arranged on
both educational and entertaining
Training Union Meeting
Monday At West Canton
The trainng Unon mass meeting
elimination contest will be held
Monday night, April 19 in the West
Canton Baptist church, starting at
7:30 p. m.
Rev. M. L. Lewis of the Hazel-
wood church will deliver the in- j
spirational message. Harry Mash-i
burn will preside. 1
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Machinery Moves to
Prepare For May 29
Four candidates have filed for
places on county or township bal
lots In Haywood, it was reported
yesterday afternoon by Jerry Rog
ers, secretary of the county board
The first candidate to file Mon
day morning was Charlie Jones.
Republican, for the position of
constable in Beaverdam township
H. W. Heatherly, Republican, filed
later in the day for nomination as
constable in East Fork township.
Two of the three announced
candidates for the Democratic
nomination of state representative.
Grover C. Davis, Waynesville at
torney, and Charles Edwards, Lake
Junaluska orchard man. paid their
riling fee yesterday. Saturday.
April 17. is the last day on which
candidates may qualify for appear
ance on the May 29 primary bal
lots. Registration books will be open
on three Saturdays. May 1, 8 and
15, at all precincts for the listing
of newly qualified voters, Mr. Rog
ers announces. May 22 will be
In their initial meeting since -e-ceiving
appointment, the count v
elections board Saturday re-elected
Gudger Bryson. Democrat of
Canton, as chairman of the three
man group. Mr. Rogers was named
secretary at that time. Jim Sin
gleton, Republican, of Jonathan
Creek, is the other member of the
Poll officials for the 22 prccincin
J in Haywood were appointed yester
j day morning and one change in
precinct location was made. The
. Lake Junaluska polling place was
I transferred, from Hailed Ward'
service station to the Reeves and
j Carver service station.
; Precinct officials are as follows
with the first named person the
j registrar, the Democratic judge
; named second, and Republican
judge named third:
i Beaverdam No. 1 W. W. Pless,
, registrar; Jack Woody and Edgar
! Pressley, judges; Beaverdam No.
2 Jack Chapman. Jake Smathers
I and Gladson Honey; Beaverdam
No. 3 Claude Williams. Croinc
Cole and W. L. Goolshy; Beaver
dam No. 4 Bill Franklin, George
H. Smathers and John Teaguo:
Beaverdam No. 5 Fred Winfield.
Charlie Mease and George A. Wil
son; Beaverdam No. fi--Ed Wil
liams, Jr., Gurtwood Smathers ind
East Fork Rex Pless, We
Pless and James Heatherly, Pi
geon Walker Brown, Frank Wells
and Horney Hargrove; Cecil
(Continued on Page Eight)
High School, See
Work In Progress
Rotarians were guests of the
high school last Friday, and prior
to the meeting, took advantage of
the invitation to visit one of the
30 classes then in session through
out the high school and junior
A short business session was
held after the luncheon, at which
time a brief report was made of
the recent district conference, and
about $50 contributed to the band
to help defray expenses to the
state contest in Greensboro
Dr. C. N. Clark was received as
a member to the club.
(This InformaUon Com
piled From Eecords of
State Highway Patrol)