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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
JlPG United Press and Associated Press New
Young Ramp Eater In 1 w
On Hay 15
5-Mile Section of
Parkway Will Be
Open To Public Use;
Affords Scenic Views
Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
American Mother Of The Year
THIS NINE-MONTHS-OLD youngster tries out his first as
sociation with ramps. He is Steve Nelson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Nelson, of Topton. He was adjudged the young
est ramp eater at the recent Ramp Convention held at Black
fcrecind shall i Camp Gap in April. Several iull-fjrowa ramps can be seeu
tote lor every ! about Steve's fee:.
This photo courtesy of The Cherokee Scout, Murphy.
The five-mlie section of the Blue
Ridge Parkway, running westward
from Wagdn Road Gap on Pisgah
mountain, will be opened to the
public on Saturday, May 15, The
Mountaineer was told this week by
Sam P. Weems, superintendent of
The Parkway was opened for
about six weeks last fall while the
foliage was in color and hundreds
of motorists availed themselves of
the opportunity of seeing some of
the best scenic views in the entire
mr. weems called attention to
the fact that no guard rails have
been constructed along the 5-mile
section, and the surface is still of
loose stone, which creates a dan
ger of skidding while driving fast
fining me lime me section was
open last fall a patrolman stayed
on duty, and did not have to make
any arrests for speeding.
Mr. Weems also cautioned mo
torists as to the forest fire hazard
in that area, since the Parkway
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will he com-.
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Id at the stale
Recent Ramp Convention
Publicity Going Strong
To Be Laid
Paving Company Ex
pects To Complete
Work This Week,
Start Here Next
Asheville Paving company has
notified G. C. Ferguson, town man
ager, (hat it expects to complete
work this week on the new paved
surface on highway 19-23 between
Canton and Lake Junaluska, and
ill begin laying asphalt on the
seven streets under contract in
w :n ...., i.
freest j the".-, . 1 xl
Tuesday it1 ' sllceIS nave reen prepared
Neil w!i !f"r ,lard surfacing already. A state-
Is manor with
' voters slarl
n bunks iere
act hy the reg-
may he chal
opep for the
Bill Sharpe, of the State News
Bureau, has sent The Mountaineer
a set of news pictures taken at the
recent Ramp Convention, together
with some of the mail the bureau
has received requesting material
about the convention.
The story was put on the wires of
the three major news gathering
agencies, as well as being sent to
special magazines and newspapers
throughout the country.
Acme News Photographs, which
serve a large number of publica
tions, distributed many of Ihe pic
lures of the event, in addition to
what Mr. Sharpe sent out.
Below is the story which Mr.
Sharpe released on the recent con
vention: Waynesville. The little girl
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ion a non-par-
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hy Ihe contractor for 2,922 Ions of
"traffic bond" stone.
Mr. Ferguson stales that the firm
will finish the paving within two
weeks, with no unexpected delay.
The contract, which anticipated
a total cost of $20,665, called for
thi! hard surfacing on Oak. Hill,
Hospital. Halsam and I.ee streets.
Park Drive and Ray avenue.
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Dies In Evanston
Wesley M. Sears, of Evanston.
Illinois, who has been a frequent
visitor to Waynesville, died last j
Friday night in a Chicago hospital.
Funeral services were held in Ev- i
anston Saturday. I
Mr. Sears was the husband of!
the former Miss Lillian Carroll, a
cousin of the late Mrs. C.,V. Bell, j
of Waynesville. He was the son of
the late R. W. Sears, mail order j
house executive, and had valuable;
real estate holdings in Ashcville.
fames Green Has
Best Haywood Pig
In District Show
James Green. Cecil 4-H club
member, won a registered guernsey
calf for entering the best pig from
Haywood county in the annual
show sponsored by Sears and Roe
buck, held Wednesday at Bilt
more. His entry was the fourth
best in the district.
Placing second in the county
division was Ray Uurnette, Cecil
Hettv .lo Gorrell ol Bethel was
third, and Jack Chason of Bethel
fourth. Each will receive a prize
of chickens next year.
PHILLIPS INFANT DIES
Graveside rites were held Thurs
day afternoon at 4:30 at the Green
Hill Cemetery for Malcolm Jerome
Phillips, infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Phillips of Hazelwood with
the Rev. L. G. Elliott officiating.
Survivors are the paternal grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Vivian
Phillips of Waynesville and the
maternal grandmother, Mrs
George Plcmmons, of Ashcville.
Progress Of Movement
Noted By Club Women
Members of Haywood county's' to help with canning clubs
19 Home Demonstration Clubs1 girls. Fourteen agents were
along with those of the rest of the pointed and working by 1912.
nation, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto day there are 103 white home dem
Rico 3VS million of them are ob-! onstration agents in the state and
serving National Home Demonstra-1 31 Negro home agents. With 58
1 1 n II,' i ... I . .. . ' . ,
Ticej mis wees, May z-8.
"Hoday's Home Builds Tomor
row's World," is the theme of the
Home demonstration work was
organized in North Carolina in
1911 and it was one of the first
five states in the union to take up
the wort The first home agents
were employed for only two
months per year in the summer,
white assistants and two Negro.
There are 2,286 home demonstra
tion clubs in the state which have
Haywood county had an emer
gency home demonstration agent
during the summers of 1933 and
1934 to help federal relief clients
with their canning and gardening
projects. In September, 1935, a
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In 2 Days
Several Cases Are
In Insurance Case To
Be Heard At Sylva
The May term of Superior court
adjourned Tuesday after only two
days of trials, with several cases
continued until the September civ
Motions to transfer jurisdiction
of the suits for $100,000 against
insurance . firms filed by Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Edwards of Canton
will be heard week after next in
Cases on which action was tak
en, other than those reported on
Tuesday, involve few major settle
ments. A judgment of $4,266.45
was awarded Royle and Pilkington,
Inc. and Jowett Mills in a suit
against Southern Winding com
pany involving some damaged
In addition to the $100 judg
ment previously reported in the
auto accident suit between Martha
Harbison and Wallace and Wallace
Inc., the plaintiff recovered a sec
ond judgment of $2,000.
A divorce was granted, the
fourth during the term, to Edith
U. Black and Frank D. Black.
Compromises reached prior to
court were upheld, giving judg
ments to the plaintiffs In the cases
of Robert Hosaflook vs. C. V. Hill
and wife; W. C. Russ vs. Smoky
Larrv Livingston Williams, who
had passed the state law examina
tion in March, took the attorney's
oath before Judge F. Donald Phil
lips, who presided during the
MRS. HELEN G. HINES sits with her grandson, Jimmy
Hines, 10, and his dog, Rex, at their home in Springfield1.,
111. Mrs. Hines' 10 children were raised according to old
fashioned rules, with discipline beginning at home, she says.
Mother Of Year Feels
Strict Child Training
Is Best For Discipline
Early Reports Indicate
C. Of C. Membership
Drive Getting Results
Houses will be numbered In
Uueiwood wiUiiu few weeks
under a program being: carried
out by (he town officials.
At their meeting this week Uie
Hazelwood board authorized the
town clerk, Kufus Cargwell, to
place an order for three-inch
high metal numbers. These are
expected to arrive within two
week.' and the three digit num
bet? will he placed on house a
soon afterwards as possible.
A survey of the town has been
made, and numbers assigned to
all houses and lots.
Editors note: The
challenging article was written ex- dent
clusively for AP Newsfeatures by (lent
Of Dairy Group
Committee Is Named
To Plan Activity
During Dairy Month
Haywood d.m wii.mi In Id a series
ol meeting 1 ih'mI.i.v night in the
eoiutlioUM-. hiWiliLdilcil bv hilks hi
ll G l-Mle. man
ager of the North
ni I ina Milk
ol G r e e nsboro.
and a showing of:
the movie, "The
At a business
meeting of the
Haywood grade A
issue ial ion. past oll ieers were elec-
i'(i for another term. These in-
following elude .lames Kirkpatrick, presi-
Tay lor Ferguson, viee-presi-Mrs.
W I-' Swift, secretary-
Mrs. Helen Gartsidc Hines, of treasurer: and two directors,
Springfield, 111., named American 1 Frank l.i -onard and H I. Hio-pin
I Mother of the Year by the Goldenl A eominiitee i-oioon-,1 of r k
Rule Foundation. Mrs Hines is. Nesbill Van W.-IK .,,,,1 iw
mother of the largest family listed
in 'Who's W'nu." ant? aufhrtr of J,
number of articles on family life.
THE REV. EDGAR GOOLD is the
new rector of Grace Episcopal
church here, having taken charge
of the parish May 1. For many
years he had charge of St. Augus
tine's college in Raleigh.
Heavy Docket Is
By Mayor's Court
Twenty-five cases were disposed
of Monday in one of Ihe buslesl
session of Mayor's Court this year,
with two other cases carried over
Two defendants on a breaking
and entering charge, Robert Foster
and Curtis Young, colored, were
bound over to Superior Court. The
two were charged with entering
the Davis store, near the ice pbint.
April 20 Young was apprehended
in South Carolina last week and
Foster arrested in Waynesville.
A fine of $100 and costs was
paid by Thad Caldwell for reckless
driving and W. N. Halentine was
fined $25 and costs for speeding.
Charged with larceny of a radio,
Hattie May Wheeler, colored, paid
costs in the case and had the war
rant lifted with agreement of the
- Twenly defendants on public
drunkenness counts were given
suspended sentences on paying, or
making arrangements to pay, court
Remains of Sgt. Moore
Is on Way to America
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Moore, of
Hazelwood have received notice
that the body of their son, Staff
Sgt. Kenneth H. Moore, is en route
to the States for final burial.
Sergeant Moore was killed in ac
tion in France on July 31, 1944.
No one denies thut the princi
pal aim of education should be to
teach people to live together in
peace and harmony. The problem
is how and when to do this. There
are three great institutions avail
able for teaching our j'outh--home,
school and church and if each
functioned properly and conditions
were ideal the results would be
There has been a growing ten
dency to leave the job to the school
and the church. Bui 25 hours a
week in the one and two at most
in Ihe other are not going to ac
complish the job. Presumably the
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Build New Church
At Shady Grove
At a called session of the quar
terly conference Sunday, May '2.
members of the Shady Grove
Methodist church decided to build
a new church at a location by the
A building committee composed
of Glenn A. Boyd, chairman, W. T.
Raniei. L M. Owen and Marvin
Leatherwood was elected Another
member will be chosen by these
four men at (heir first meeting. I
Four women were elected to
serve as an advisory committee,
Mrs Sarah Leatherwood, Mrs.
Frank Kennedy, Mrs. Annie Moody;
and Mrs. Fannie Howell. They '
also will select a fifth member.
Rev. C. O. Newell is pastor of!
the Shady Grove church.
vis was named to work with the
Chamber of Commerce and county
agent's oll'ice in planning a special
activity for National Dairy Month,
The county artificial breeding
association also held a short meet
ing, with Joe Palmer, president of
(he group, in charge. A report was
given on the program.
Sold By Liner
To Conasauga Co.
Builders Supply company here
has been sold by H. L. Liner. Sr.
Id the ('oiijisaug.i River Lumber
! company of Conasauga. Tenn., and
is in nc Known in
W. 1 Dooly, president of (he
i on.isaima ( oncei n, announces
that the loc;il retail business will
lie dosed iron, M,i 16 through
May .'ill while repairs and additions
to the slock ;iiid equipment are be
The linn has been operated by
Mr, Liner lor nearly (liree years.
Before Ih.il lime j was known as
Hyall and Company. Mr. Liner
slates thai he is retiring from the
retail lumber business, and will
devote his lime lo bis other interests.
Necessary For All
Members To Fulfill
The all-out membership drive
now being conducted by Ihe Cham
ber of Commerce is meeting Willi
favorable response, according lo
reports turned in by a few of the
canvassers who are following up
letters sent to major contributors.
David Felmet, chairman of Ilia
drive, states that it is too early to
see what Ihe final results may be.
It will be necessary for all firms
and individuals solicited to meet
their quota, else the Chamber's
balanced program of activities this,
year will suffer.
Junior members are being sought
through Ihe public schools with
souvenir pencils being distributed
to students as one promotion fea
ture of the drive. Supt. Jack Mes
ser is chairman of this phase and
results are living up to expecta
tions. Letters inviting memberships
from individual households are be
ing attached to milk bottles deliv
ered in this area. Mr. Felmet
urges those who will to send their
membership donation to the secre
tary. Between 25 and 30 leaders in
the civic organization are assisting
in the personal canvass now undel
way. First returns incidate that
they are meeting with near 100 per
cent favorable reaction.
The dime board will be placed
on Main street during the week
end to offer those who have not had
the chance otherwise an opportun
ity to aid in the Chamber of Com
merce program. A goal of $12,000
has been set to carry out compre
hensive community betterment activities-
largest budget in the or
ganization's history and Mr. Fel
met states: "We must meet the
goal." Officials hope lo conclude
the campaign this week.
Three Speak Tuesday
At Kick-Off Program
The necessity for all citizens to
cooperate behind progressive
movements for the betterment of
I he future as , Haywood county was cited by three
speakers in launching the member!
ship drive for the Chamber of
Commerce here this week.
Jack Messer, superintendent of
public schools: Albert Walker,
Crabtree farmer, and Dr. F. S.
Love, director of the Lake Juna
luska Methodist assembly, spoka
on the kickoff program Tuesday
afternoon at the courthouse en
trance. The program, carried over
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Area Featured In
Health Dept. Offices
To Close On May 14th
j This area of North Carolina will
(be featured in a two-photo illus
trated advertisement in Colliers
; on May 15. The advertisement fea
tures the Pisgah and Nantahala
National Forests as well as the
i The top illustration shows a cou
1 pie alop a mountain, with the col
Jorlul booklet "North Carolina Va
in the back-
Health departments in both
Waynesville and Canton will be
closed Friday, May 14, in order for
the personnel to attend a meeting ' riety Vacationland
of the Health and Hospital Coun-1 ground,
cil of the 10th Medical District' The caption on
and the Public Health Association.
The meeting will be held at the
George Vanderbilt Hotel in Ashe-
ment leads: "New Exeit ing Col
orful and Free." The ad goes on
lo suggest that readers write for
a copy of the booklet.
Listed As Average
In State Politics
Haywood county is listed as a
typical political county by Thomp
son Greenwood, newspaperman of
Raleigh. This week, in bis col
umn on the editorial page. Mr.
Greenwood points out many inter
esting facts about the political
campaign now underway in North
In his column today he is also
citing predictions being made in
Raleigh as lo the votes each of the
candidates for governor will receive.
3 Haywood War Dead Honored
TRANSFERRED TO SHAW FIELD
Pfc. Charles S. Hannah, son of
Mrs. Mae Hannah of Mt. Sterling,
who enlisted in the Army Air
Forces last November, was trans
ferred last month to Shaw Feld.
. S. C, where he is assigned to the
)77th fighter sauadron. 20th fiehter
group, as an airplane mechanic.
Funeral For T5
Ernest R. Case To Be
Held This Afternoon
At Louisa's Chapel
Thg body of T5 Ernest R. Case,
who was killed in France on Sep
tember 19, 1944, will arrive in
Canton by train this morning.
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 3 o'clock at
Louisa's Chapel Methodist Church
near Clyde with the Rev. Tom Er-
win and the Rev. B. N. Rogers
officiating. Graveside rites in the
Memorial Plott at Bon-A-Venture
Cemetery will be in charge of Hie
Continued on Page Three)
Sgt. William A. Med
ford, Jr., Rites Con
ducted Yesterday by
Services were held yesterday af
ternoon in the Memorial Plott at
Green Hill Cemetery for Sgt Wil
liam A. Medford, Jr., who was
killed in action in France on July
4, 1944, while storming a machine
Members of the American Le
gion Post and Veterans of "Foreign
Wars conducted the service and
were assisted by the Rev. L. G.
Elliott, pastor of the Waynesville
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TSgt. Gomer II. Scott
Services Set For To
day at Beaverdam
The body of TSgt. Corner H.
Scott, who was killed in battle in
France on July 25. 1944. arrived in
Canlon yesterday morning and was
taken to Wells Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held this
afterndon at 3 o'clock at the
Beaverdam Baptist Church with
the Rev. W. H. Plcss officiating.
Members of the V.F.W. will be in
charge of graveside rites and pall
bearers w ill also be members of the
'Continued on Page Three)
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)