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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1948 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
fe1 Work To Start Soon On
$35,000 Building For
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New Building Will Be
Constructed At Corner
Of Haywood and Mil
Work is scheduled to heein
i within 10 days on a modern $35,
000 garage and show room for the
Davis-Lint r Motor Sales company,
at the corner of Haywood and Mil
ler streets, which is directly in' """ j
front of the Howell Motor com
pany. I The property for the new build
ing was recently purchased from
Dr. John Smathers. The lot is 100
by 200 feet, and the all-glass build
ing will be 60 by 120 feet, the
The town and highway depart
ment plan to widen the street in
that block, it was announced.
The firm is owned by Harry Lee
Liner. Sr.. and llenrv Davis. The
company is the Ford agency here
and have aecupied the Albert Abel
building in East Waynesville since
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Mr. Liner said it would take
about five months to construct the
building, which will be of glass,
concrete and steel. The building
will feature a large showroom, of
fices and the sides of the garage
unit will be all glass.
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LEAFLETS WVJTINO CIO United Packinghouse Workers to get back om
the job at struck Chicago plants are dumped In a wastebasket, ready to
be burned by strikers. Their answer to the company's back-to-work bid
was also met by a general strengthening of picket lines. International)
School Officials Have
Plans For Buildings
Bui No Funds In Sight
Haywood St. 3qq Members Of National
Press hroup lo Meet Here
Thursday For Barbecue
Members of National
Will Have Supper
New Plan Under Con
Miller and Depot
Five War Dead
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GENERAL Dwight D. Eisenhower
stands by as bis wife waves to tha
crowd that welcomed them to their
new home at Columbia University,
New York. The former Army Chief
of Staff said he would spend soma
time writing his memoirs before Prnrn p"i l mro
taking over tha duties of prexy of J-UlUptJ
the university. (Intemattonol) I
Five Haywood county war dead
j arrived at the United States
in France. They were among 154
North Carolinians and 4,183 sol
dier dead aboard the army trans
port Lawrence Victory.
Pvt. Charles W. Sutlon, army,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sutton
of Waynesville; killed in action in
France, July 18, 1944.
Pvt. Ernest U. Messer, army, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Z. Mes
ser of Waynesville, Rt. 2; report
ed missing in action in France
June 11, 1944.
StafT Sgt. Kichlyn H. Holt, army
air corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.
H. Holt of the Hyder mountain
section, missing in action in a raid
over France Aug. 6, 1944, reported
dead March 10, 1945.
Pfc. Charles K. Cant, army,
next-of-kin, Berniee L. G. Sharpe
of Canton, Rt. 2; date of death
First Lt. Paul S. Clark, army,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira D. Clark
of Fibreville road, Canton; killed
in a vehicular accident In France
Services Held Satur
day For Canton Busi
C. Gudger Bryson. 45. lumber
man of Canton, and chairman of
kl invilalion Ihe Haywood County Board of
to hear Mr.
als did not
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ive as manv
fie that Mr.
K.lerlinns, died Thursday night in
an Ashevillc hospital following a
Funeral services were conducted
Saturday afternoon fit 2::() o'clock
at I lie Kockwood Methodist Church
with the Rev. George B. Culbrcth
and Ihe Kev. R. A, Khinehart olTi
eating. Burial was in Bon-A-Ven-lurn
Active pallbearers were nephews.
Robert, Kenneth. Edward. Charles,
and Lemuel Mackey, and J. F.
Mann. Nieces served as flower
Mr. Bryson. a life-long resident
Jack Messer, Superin
tendent of Education,
Total of $2,455.81 Is
Reported Monday By
Mrs. Virgil Smith,
"No (i ne realizes Ihe need for
better school buildings in Hay
wood than those of us who have to
face the many problems Ihe present
inadequate buildings presenj,"
Jack Messer, county superintend
ent of education told Rotarians
'"No group would welcome inbcf
ern, new buildings any more than
the school leaehers and school
j board members '' he continued, as
The cancer drive in Haywood he explained, "new buildings will
county, with reports from the Can- cost u lot of money, and the only
ton area complete, has gone well way under the present stale law lo
over the goal of $2,000, and Mrs. get such money is through a bond
Virgil Smith, chairman, is expect-; issue voted by the people."
ing to give a final report within j Tir Messer explained that the
the next few days. last major school building program
As of Mnndav. Mrs. Smith ac- in Haywood was put on about 1 "i
counted for a total of $2,455.81. , years ago. and through the aid of
Contributions from Canton11"' Wn,ks I'rogress Administra
amounted to $1,514.70, including -h? counly's share was small
$1,382.50 from Champion em- and ""' additional taxes was not
leu. it was a paiiuess proposition
A revision of building restric
tions along a portion of Haywood I
street, in anticipation of making aj
wider and straighter thoroughfare,
was discussed Thursday at the reg
ular meeting of the Board of Al
dermen. The plan under consideration
would widen Haywood street by 20
feet, added to the western side, be
tween Church and Miller streets.
It would continue down hill by
taking off a corner on the western
side of the street near the Miller
street intersection, and swing over
slightly to meet Brainier avenue
more directly by cutting into a
portion of the Haywood Farmers
Co-Op parking area, on the east
ern side of Haywood at the Depot
The restrictions would also be in
effect on the northern side of Mil
ler street, below the Haywood intersection.
Dr. Tom Stringfield, alderman,
explains that actual street chang
ing is not planned at an early date.
The restriction is being an
nounced so that construe! ion will
not go up and have to be moved
later. The new plan, based on a
survey by Nathan Rogers, is a sub
stitute for older restrictions in the
same area. H is to be checked by
a State Highway Department en
gineer before formal adoption by
I Railroad Seizure
iln Face Of Strike
r,lnv SI 10 75 finrn rluhs $52.45
from schools. $41 from collection ' nl' s,,id- as h' ''"nued lo compare
boxes, and $28 from the city, part I"''"' "' V'oMUHh a
of this being dimes placed in park- 'nun imi ...... mo, e .nan , - con(orm to
. ,.. 1 two thirds ol Ihe amount of bonds ("'K- . .
Alleys To Be Put
Up By July First
Eight Modern Alleys
Will Be Installed in
Dr. Stretcher's New
Waynesville will soon have a
modern bowling alley, it was learn
A contract has been let to the
B. unswick - Balke - Collender Com
p.iny, one of the leading manufac
turers of bowling equipment, to
i istall eight alleys in the basement
i f the Dr. Stretcher building, which
is now under construction on
These alleys will be of the latest
Federal seizure of the nation's
vital I'riilroad network was or
dered at 1 p. in. yesterday by
President Truman as a last re
sort to prevent the coinmrrcr
paralyzinff strike planned for 6
a. m. today liv Hie 125,000 en
gineers, firemen and switchmen
who run the trains.
An official at the Waynesville
depot, Southern Railway, said
that "our instructions are to re
turn to work Tuesday." A pre
vious order caused by the im
pending strike had been to sus
Dr. John It. Stcilinaii, presi
dential assistant and top labor
adviser, has been conducting al
most continuous White House
conferences since Friday be
tween railroad operators and the
three brotherhoods over the
wane issue in dispute. No prog
ress has been reported.
Shortly alter announcement of
the seizure plan, the White
House summonejl Rris. Gen. P.
F. Yount, assistant chief of the
Army transportation corps, to a
conference. It appeared ob
vious that the conference was on
means of carrying out the presi
dent's order. F.tnbargoes on
perishable food shipments, Im
posed by the railroads because
of Ihe threatened strike, have
already sent prices soaring on
these commodities at a number
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aywood County, was a inem-
pmiiHi rl lu- her of the Canton Moose Lodge.
lovernoi. He is survived bv the widow, Mrs.
Marie Mackey Bryson; a son, James
jtUS T() Rryson; the mother, Mrs. J. P.
itryson; one brother, J. b. jiryson;
tit a naii-rjroiner, Kay H. Bryson; ana
three sisters, Mrs. W. R. Allen,
. within a 'Mrs. Elaine Kuykendall, and Mrs.
ills, a candi- Frank Ensley, all of Canton.
Represents-j Arrangements were under the
nute broad- direction of Wells Funeral Home.
& at 8 n. m. I Canton
tinue to dis-!
SENTENCED 96 DAYS
Woody Is Elected
Jack Woody was elected presi
dent of the Canton Young Demo
cratic club at a meeting held in
the council room at the town hall
Carolyn Henderson was named
vice president and Cole Cogburn,
secretary and treasurer. Fred
Campbell of Waynesville, the dis
trict organizer, was in charge of
the set-up meeting.
Loranzo Smathers was named
publicity chairman, and plans
were laid for an all-out campaign
for members. Quite a number
The county-wide drive was un
dertaken by the Waynesville Worn-
ens club with the cooperation of National Guard Unit
the various civic groups in all . ... , ,
communities. Proceeds will be Will Drill Wednesday
utilized by the American Cancer
Society to combat the disease that
takes a large toll of lives annually.
Mrs. Smith, on behalf of the
many drive workers, stales that
they are grateful to all who con
tributed to this cause.
in the only case tried Friday in
i Mayor's Court here, Hub Milner
i received a 9fi rtav sentence when
Slate Col-'found guilty of public drunkenness attended the meeting and enrolled
H1ina Stale nnci resisting arrest. as members ol the ciud.
p hold a' "
jov night at; T . 1 - fl T
A-in Can LPP MAVIS A OGCOIIie
m lias been
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Business Manager Of
Hospital Next Saturday
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I j Lee Davis has been named as ment man for about 10 years. Re-
- , business manager of the Haywood cently he became a partner in the
T , CoUn,y hospital, and will assume City Barber Shop here and plans
thfir ' "is duties Saturday Mav 15. it was to retain his interest in the shop.
4L learned yesterday. Mr. Davis will
f succeed M. E. "Tony" Davis who
fross has been business manager for
oar i ovrr ei&M years-
m. L. Davis recently resigned,
and in an interview vesterday said
(,ra- that vn.Vm4 .t in
"f make regarding his future plans.
'n addition to handling the busi
ness affairs of the hospital, he has
served as x-ray technician.
Lee Davis, a native of Haywood,
was connected with Champion Pa
per and Fibre Company as instru-
'c;ir 'i nail
The hospital is operated under
the board of trustee plan and are
appointed by the county commis
sioners. The present board is
mmnnsed of L. H. Bramlett, chair
man; F. M. Byers, of Canton, an.
Mark Ferguson, of Fines Creek.
The new business manager is
spending most of his time this
week in the office of the hospital,
familiarizing himself with the
work. No other changes in per
sonnel have been announced.
Officers were nominated Thurs
day to serve during the coming
club year at the regular meeting
of the Waynesville Lions club. The
election will be held May 20.
Drill this week will he on Wed
nesday night for the local National
James M. Davis
The armory wiil be used. on the
regular drill evening Thursday
-lo entertain members of the Na
tional Editorial association touring
this area. After this wck Guard
drill will again be held on Thursday.
standards and specifications set up
by the American Bowling Congress.
The alleys will be suitable for eith
er ten pins or duck pins, it was
Present plans call for complete
installation about the first of July.
The basement of the building
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Hinounces (Japl. win De ao oy im icei, uu -
commanding of- modern in every detail, nans aie
to form a bowling league composed
of teams from business and indus
trial firms, as well as civic groups.
The league will probably get un
derway early in the fall.
Three Freight Cars
Derail At Balsam Gap
Three freight cars in train 69,
traveling west Thursday morning,
derailed at Balsam Gap about
Th,. Lions voted to sponsor the 8.30 a.m . with one coal cargo be-
Girl Scout organization in the ing spilled. No one was injured,
Waynesville area, acting on a re- the remainder of the train staying
port by Lawrence Leatherwood. on the track.
chairman of the boys and girls Passenger service was delayed a
committee. Following their busi- few hours until a derrick was
ness meeting, the club attended as j brought out to pick up the derail
a group the revival service being j ed cars. Service returned to nor
held at the First Baptist church, i mal the following day.
C. Of C. Banquet To Be
Held Friday At Armory
John West Makes Good
Record At University
John W. West was among the 75
students at the University of North
Carolina School of Commerce
making an average of 90 to 95
on the courses. Only eleven of the
students made all "A's" during the
Transfer Is Put
fnto Effect Here
The transfer of management of
the Strand Theatre here went into
elleel iollouing the Saturday night
show, Willi Kverelt Knterprises
taking over from the H. B. Meisel
man circuit .
Ralph B. Bass succeeded W. B.
Chick as local manager of the the
atre. Mr Bass, a native of Dunn,
comes lo Waynesville from Farm
ville where he held a similar posi
tion. The SI rand ami lour other North
Carolina movie houses were in
volved in the transfer, which does
not involve real estate. The Ev
erett organization manages 55 the
atres in North and South Carolina
with headquarters at Charlotte.
'The policy of the Strand will
not be changed,'' Mr. Bass stated
yesterday, "lt will open at 11 a.
m. Saturday, at 2 p. in. Sunday,
and for evening shows on other
week days. The schedule may be
revised during the summer.''
Mr. Chick will return to Char
lotte for bis next assignment.
Ferguson Farm Is Sold
To Lawson Franklin
Lawson Franklin of Cove Creek
About 300 members of the Na
tional Editorial Association will
come here Thursday afternoon for
a barbecue supper at the Armory.
The group of newspaper publishers
and editors from 48 states are now
on a week's tour of North Carolina,
having started Sunday afternoon
from Pinehurst, where they held
their annual convention last week.
The newspaper folk are travel
ing in busses and will arrive in
Asheville late Wednesday night,
and leave there early Thursday
morning for a trip to Clingman's
Dome, where a box luncheon will
be served by the Chambers of
Commerce of this area.
After leaving Clingman's Dome
the group will stop at Cherokee,
and then into Sylva and on here,
arriving about 6 o'clock.
Several civic leaders from Way
nesville will accompany the group
into the Park, acting as guides en
route, pointing out the many places
A special musical program of
string music has been arranged for
the evening, featuring several well
known local string bands. A unique
program, featuring the Cherokee
Indians will be given after the
meal, which will be prepared and
served by Rufus Siler.
The barbecue is being given by
the Chamber of Commerce, The
Mountaineer and the Champion
Paper and Fibre company as hosts.
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce and their
wives will be official hosts to the
' Special inlaid wood souvenirs
have been prepared, in addition to
a gift from the Champion Paper
company for the visitors.
The newspaper folk will leave
here after the barbecue and return
to Asheville where they will spend
the night. Early Friday morning
they will visit the Biltmore Hortse.
Brevard, Hendersonville and back
into Asheville for the final ban
quet at the Auditorium Friday
night. The group will start for
home Saturday morning.
H. S. Ward Leaves
Today For Trip
To South America
1 la 1 let S. Ward, president elect
of the Waynesville Rotary Club,
leaves today for Rio de Janeiro,
where he will attend 43 interna
tional convention of Rotary.
Mr. Ward will fly down to the
South American city, arriving on
Friday. After the convent ion ha
plans to fly on down to Buenos
Aires for a few days before com
ing back to the states.
Plans are to return home about
the 20th. Mr. Ward will assume of
fice as president of the local dub
on July first, succeeding Rev. M. R.
John Foster. Carolina Power and
Light Company linesman who was
injured in the accident which oc
curred during line repairs at
Spruce Pine recenfiy, is improving
nicely at Norburn hospital, Ashe
ville, and can now receive visitors.
the Karl Ferguson farm.
consisting of 1 10 acres and a seven
room house, in Jonathan Creek
township al the auction sale held
Thursday by West' and Gossett
Land Auction company.
R. C. Gossett also reports that
more than S.imju ol lots were soia ;
from those offered on the Dell-j J. Raymond, famous hair
wood Road. ist. of Atlanta, will arrive
Hair Stylist Will
Be At Personality
Shop For Four Days
Wednesday for a
four day stay at
ROBERT McLEAN HAS !the Personality Beauty Shop Mrs.
SERIOUS OPERATION j Evelyn Heinz, owner, has announc-
Robert McLean was resting com- cd that Mr. Raymond will bc glad
fortably yesterday after undergo- to advise patrons of the latest
ing an emergency operation at the styles, and up-to-the minute tech-
Hay wood County hospital late
Mr. McLean is a member of the
mechanical department of The
Mr. Raymond just recently filled
an engagement in Asheville.
Plans are being made to accom
modate at least 400 persons at the
annual Chamber of Commerce
banquet to be held Friday evening
at the Waynesville Armory, start
ing at 7:30 p. m.
The Rotary ,and Lions clubs of
Waynesville and-HMIwood jBoost
ers Club will attend "The jtanquet
in lieu of their' regularmpw' ipgs,
it was announced by EcL jsban
quet arrangements chairrrrarf, Raft
er conferring with the presidents
of the three civic organizations.
All persons who have taken a
full membership in the Chamber
of Commerce by noon Wednesday
will receive complimentary tickets
to the banquet. David Felmet,
chairman of the membership drive
which is now under way, urges all
members to pay the assigned
charge by tomorrow in order to
take advantage of the free ticket
The banquet is open to the pub
lic, with all civic-minded persons
invited to attend. Tickets at $1.50
Music Club To Sponsor
Series Of Broadcasts
An opportunity to hear fine mu
sic is to be offered to the listen
ers of WHCC when the Waynes
ville Music Club presents the first
of its bi-weekly programs Satur
day morning, May 15 at 10:45: Di
rected by Miss Stephanie Moore,
the glee clubs of the three elemen
tary schools will present a 15
minute program. Subsequent pro
grams at this' time each week, to
be known as the Children's Musi
cal Hour, will alternately present
local musicians and good record
er nlato are offered for sale at ings with appeal for the student
(Continued on Page Klght) On Monday evening at 5:30, 15-
minute programs planned for both!
the adult and junior listening au-j
diences will be presented, the first;
of which will be broadcast May
17. Charles Isley and his high
school glee club will present the j
first two programs scheduled for j
Mrs. Cornelia Nixon is" in charge
of these radio programs sponsored
by the Waynesville Music Club.
Assisting Mrs. Nixon in arranging
the programs are Miss Ray Ballard
and Mrs. Harry Lee Liner, Jr. Also
working with Mrs. Nixon are Mrs.
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(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)