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63rd YEAR No. 40 SIXTEEN PAGES it;, . :
a United Press and Associated Press News WAYNESVILLE, N.
C, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Pay as p-i
T,t registrant n
, , heavy rc
ye lew "-
Lxpecl very Jit- (
, vote of 6.500
S2W. This isl
rote, and will blJ
net of a heawi
only one pose
Additional Streets Are
Being Paved; Including
Alley Back Of Main St.
lown Spending Over
$30,000 On Present
Ere' su, ,e Claimed By Death !
ago a light vote j
y the voters
Jk of campaign-
Ire picture as tO
table's ticket in
Lkel.v bring out
(vote The can-
:ning hard, and
rays taken an
hkec a mere rip-
DAVE CABE. an aiderman and
It of Haywood: mayor pro-tern of Waynesville,
ednesday after- j died at his home here late Monday
r the state con-j night. The funeral was held Wed
whicti was held i ncsday,
hard to get a '
rr-iSreS Alderman D. Cabe
hive and others D,,:J IJ .
uuncu it cuiicouu y
Passed Away Mon
day Night After
Funeral services for David Cabe,
40, businessman, were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at the First
Baptist church here with the Rev.
I;. G. Elliott, pastor, and the Rev.
R. L. Younff nastnr nf the Vir-ni
Town officials have increased
the paving program, now under
way, to include several additional
streets, and part of the alley which
runs parallel with Main ctro-t
The work will cost between $10,000
and su,000 more tnan the 0rjgjnai
The new additions include about
two blocks on Brown avenue, from
Boyd avenue to the Hazelwood line.
Also about two blocks on the al
ley back of Main street. The pav
ing will run from East street to
the skating rink site. There the
work will halt until further filling
in is completed, it was said. A re
taining wall will be necessary be
fore further paving along the al
ley can be done.
Additional work is also being
done along Oak and Howell st
adjoining the City Park near the
Last street interserti nn
The work is being done bv thp
AsheviIIe Paving company.
Cherokee Papoose Thrills Editors
Ml feeling that
Itei for the state
up their sleeve
play next week,
B their oDffonent
tdidates for gov
ie two for U. S.
Hilt in tha nr,
pign, discussed ! Metnodlst church, officiating. In-
issues at leneth ' ,erment was in Greenhill cemetery
the imlaro i, Mr. Cabe died at hlc hnma Mnn.
in various ques-jda' n'Sht following a lengthy ill
ness. He was the son of the late
one campaign Jonn Cabe, former Haywood
lave been truly county sheriff, and Mrs. Cabe. He
! candidates. Be- was a member of the Waynesville
w is a feeling board of aldermen, a member of
tal leaders that ! tne L'ons Club and a past presi
des will make den of the Waynesville Young
climaxing move j Democratic Club.
to the polls on ! Pallbearers were Tony Davis,
I Noble Ferguson, Frank D. Fergu-
son, Don Hyatt, Melvin Reeves and
JAVORS iJoe Howell.
Inni ptt, Honorary pallbearers included
I-vrumj members of the Lions Club, city
Mate j iWi lofflcials of Waynesville, Canton
S undl fanidty ""Payees, members of the
grams iwlV liee and flre department togeth-Hill-Burton
8 t"!? WiUl Fl0yd Miller' Jam Boyd-
for 1 x,fald Mrris' Jule Noland' Do
we hou H , ?laM' David Underwood, R. L.
Wf tn l"!d e Lee- Tom Lee, Otis Burgin. D.
.U.,,U jj, vjieen, naue
iioiana, w. G. yers.
Jeff Reeves, Johnny Ferguson,
'Continued on Page Eight)
It was reported here this week
that blue mold lias ben found in
tobacco beds in Haywood county.
Agriculture specialists are urging
that all tobacco beds be watched
daily and checked for blue mold or
The following instructions hv
neen issued for the control of blue
mold: "If you have not been Host.
ing or spraying with fermate for
the control of blue mold, it is sug
gested that you do this if this dis
ease is close by. Be sure to put a
heavy application two or three
days each week where blue mold
has shown up. Fermate for spray
ing is available on the local market.
For the control of wildfire,
following instructions were
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Officers Are Elected
ia'em has .,ai,i
tendprcA- .. .
tk sort of
' S"cere states-
r1 legates to
Utnf . """nor,
ilimi!, 18 01h-
Wildlife Club To
Meet On Tuesday;
To Elect Officers
F- G. RIppfoe, president of
the Haywood Wildlife Club, has
called a special meeting for
Tuesday night at the courthouse
starting at 8 o'clock.
Mr. Rippetoe said that in ad
dition to the elections of offi
cers, a number of important
matters of interest to sportsmen
of Western North Carolina will
be brought up.
Town Board To
Meet June 10th;
Much Work Then
Mayor J. H. Way, Jr., said yes
terday that the next regular meet
ing for the town board of alder
men was scheduled for Thursday,
June iu. At tnat time tne ooara w J"- " " " v
will discuss the new budget, tne Sunday evening at 8 o'clock by the
next year, as the fis-1 Kev- Youn' iaslor 01 tht'
Waynesville Methodist church.
New Organization To
Receive Charter At
The Waynesville Junior Cham
ber of Commence was formally or
ganized here Monday night, with
Harry "Blue" Robinson being
named president by secret ballot.
Other oirieer included Virgil
Smith, vice president; Don liunni
cutt, secretary, and W. M. "Bill"
Cobb, treasurer. The directors
elected for ;i two-year period in
cluded Bob Korte, Charlie Wood
Wind mid Lester Byrgin, Jr., who
illsi serving as state director.
Directors elected for a one-year
term: Bill Dover and Stanley
Applied ions have been filed with
both the stule and United States
Junior- Chninbcr of Commerce re
1 he charter member", besides of
ficers and directors, include: Bill
Non is. Leon Killian. Jr., Jo Cline.
Arthur Veith, Bill Ferguson, Her
bert Singlet erry, Chester I.aFon
taine and Lyle Jones.
Plans are for the Asheville unit,
sponsors of the group here, to pre
sent the eunrtcr nt 11 special meet
ing here June 7. The group will
meet twice monllilv fiti t ho fir;t !
BESSIE, the britrht-eved naniuua. l.,r. .... aild "i''d Mondays, for a dinner!
er's back had a hii. Hm.7 A, , meeting at the Towne House,
ers oat-K, naa a big time as a group of Cherokees enter-1 - - ,
tamed more than 200 members of the National Editorial Asso- CenSliq R AVrtlc;
datton here last week. Bessie thrilled the editor, h fJ enSUS HeveOlS
many it was their first glimpse of a papoose. Many of the County Has7Non
visitors gave Bessie's mother money to buy her gifts for her' White Fnrmprc
first birthdav which ua wnHncHo n; ..u , ne rarmers
..VU..VJUO;. uic is snuwn as sne !
started to put a gift stick of gum in her mouth. Later she bit ny-od County has only sev-
her tongue, but after a little cry, was smiling again to the en farms 0,'ate,, bv non-whites,
delight of the huge crowd.-A Mountaineer photograph bv ZTrZ t'VZ " S
Ingram's Studio. announced by the Universltv of
With srven non-white farmers,
Haywood ranki low on the list
f counties havinf . non-white
operators. Only Dare, Mitchell,
imd Clay countiel reported a
lower count of non-whites en
gaged in farming.
Nevertheless, the Haywood
farmers ranked fourteenth In the
state in regard to the average
value per farm. The average was
S3.O70. Total value of farm build
ings owned by non-whites was
There were 74.X73 farms oper
ated by non-whites In North
Carolina as of 195. This repre
sents an increase of 14,000 since
the 1940 census.
Heads New J. C.
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IIAHHY llliie' liOBINSON has
been elected president of the re
cently organi.ed Junior Chamber
of Commerce here.
Start Sunday At Clyde
And Bethel High Schools
Clyde Seniors To
Have First Part
Of Program Sun
Bethel School To
At Eight Sunday
The Food Store has
ilarged and converted into a
I ern super market, and will stage a
formal opening this morning.
The sloie will have an addition
al third more selling space, as an
extension was recently completed
on the building and the market
cooler moved back to the rear wall.
All modern and new equipment
has been added, including a frozen
food unit, a self-service open dairy
ease, and a llO-foot mirrored fruit
and vegetable rack
The, market has hecn more than
doubled, with long refriaerafpri
The store will have two check
ing lanes, and the entire interior
has been re painted iu white with
light blue trim.
J. B. Siler is general manager
of tli.; grocery department and
Robert Fie is manager of the mar
No Changes Will Be
Made On Residential
Rates, As They
Are in Line
Town officials plan to cut the
commercial power rate in Wivnes
ville about 20 per cent, effective
July I, Mayor J. If. Way. Jr . told
The Mountaineer yesterday
An electric rate expert is now
working on a new schedule which
will be submitted to- the I toard
when they meet in June for final
adoption. The new rate will make
the town's commercial rate in line
with rales now in force in this
area, Mayor Way said
No changes are contemplated on
residential rates, since the present
schedules in force in Waynesville
are about the same as those else
where. Mayor Wav cited an ev-
aniple on the residential rale.
showing that 250 kw. here cost $7.
while on Carolina Power and Light
lines the same amount cost $(i 7.r
"While there is a little differ
ence there, it must be remembered
that there are no tnxes levied In
Waynesville for street lights, as
in other places. If we had to levy
0 tax for street lighting, the tax
rate would have to be increased liv
about 40 to 45 cents per hundred
valuation," Mayor Way said.
Waynesville buys power whole
sale and distributes it over town
Plans Made For
Sale 0 Poppies
Here On The 29th
Mrs. Guy "Massie has been
named chairman of I In; annual
Poppy Day here, which has been
set for Saturday, May 2!. The
event is being sponsored by the
American Legion Auxiliary and
daughters of legionnaires will as
sist in the sale of poppies.
The auxiliary is sponsoring a
poppy poster contest in the high
school, and all entries will be used
in show windows for advertising
the event next week-end. The con
test closes early next week
tax rate for next year, as the fis
cal year ends June 30.
Mavor Wav said as faf as hp
knew that the town officials would
wait until the regular June meet
ing to name a man to fill the va
cancy caused by the death of Dave i !; f amPles- Tn
Cabe, one of the aldermen of the : p'yde high sch
tnwn iorus rrajer
"I don't know of any business
that is coming up that will necessi
tate filling the place sooner than
the June meeting," Mayor Way-said.
AT DISTRICT MEETING
Stanley Henry attended the
Chamber of Commerce executives
district meeting at Black Moun
tain Wednesday. The state officials
were nresent and discussed various
problems confronting civic organi
The Sunday exercises will open
with the processional. "God of Our
Fathers," followed by the invoca
tion, be delivered by the Rev. J.
E. Samples. The Junior choir of
ool will sing "The
and "Hymn of
The Clyde high graduation activ
ities will come to a climax Friday
evening. May 28. with the final
Music at the graduation exer- .
cises will include a vocal duet, j
"One Fleeting Hour ", sung by Joan j
Thompson and Barbara McJCinney. I
"A Perfect Day" by Alice Neal
(Continued on Page Five!
The baccalaureate sermon fori The Rev M. H. Williamson. pas
Clyde high school will be delivered ; ,or of the Waynesville Presbvteri-
an church, will deliver the bac
calaureate sermon for Bethel high
school Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.
This will be the first event in Beth
el's calendar of graduation activ
ities. W. P. Whitesides, principal of
Bethel, announced that the com
mencement evercises will be held
on Thursday. May 27.
This will be an all-student pro
gram, with music by Bethel pupils.
The salutatory address will be de
livered by Mickey Farmer. The
valedictory address will be given
by Davis Whitesides.
Principal Whitesides will give
special honors and awards to mem
bers of the senior class who have
(Continued on page eight)
Sandy Grady Joins
Sandy Grady, of Charlotte, has
joined the staff of The Mountaineer
Mr. Grady attended the Univers
ity of North Carolina, and Cataw-
na college. Spent 18 months in the
navy, was formerly a member of
the news staff of The Charlotte
He will have charge of the sports!
page of The Mountaineer, and do
Remains of Pfc. Richard
Jenkins Due in Few Days
Booklet Has 12
The 1948 AAA Tour Hook, pub
lished for the benefit of two mil
lion AAA members will carry
least eight, and possibly 12 appi liv
ed dr ives radiating out from
George N. Shuniway. editor, has
had the material checked hv The
Mountaineer, and has received ma-i..,-;!
f,..- r...... r i
. , iv i itii n. t iuui iiioie mvtii i ii iiiivt
, " " u " " accoiaing.The places include: Lake .lunal.is
to in urination received by Mr.kslf Cataloochce. Lake lga... Soco
i u", , l ,7' Jcnkins- I Gap. Wagon Koad Gap. Black ( 'amp
While Oak lie remains are cn Gap. ,he pigeon loop Junalu ka
I route from the Kuropean t heatre. ', ,,. ,; ,u vu-u u. j
, , .wv. i i u i .1 , MIV 1.111 IIDILIIt 1.1 JIIU
i" mi win in' mane in (.raw lord
The remains of Pfc.
Jenkins are expected
Community To Cooperate
With Cherokee Indians
A special committee is now at
work on a program which will be
designed to unite Waynesville and
Cherokee tnSpthsr n o nmUr f
Projects for further promotion of
good-will, as well as trottino visit.
0Ti remain longer in this area.
The action was taken by the
board of directors of the Chamber
, i ucauaj in 1 1 k.. i,u
definite plans have been completed,
but a special committee, headed by
aJ. R oar I, a i i
that will h A
kee Indians for their suggestions
s"veral committees made en
couraging reports, and S. E. Con
natser heads a committee to look
into the cost of erecting a huge
neon sign at the intersection of
highway 19 and 19-A at Lake Jun
aluska. The sign would be on top
of a building now under construc
tion at the intersection. The sign
would point to Waynesville, and
would be lighted 24 hours daily.
Several business men have offered
to make substantial contributions
toward such a sign.
Among the several matters of
business, it was decided to issue a
quarterly financial statement, and
'Continued on Page Kignn
The Chamber of Commerce Savs
The Strangers Within
Our Gates Are Either
'Guests' Or 'Visitors'
Be careful how you refer to
those people who come here for
their summer vacations. They
are NOT tourists the Chamber
of Commerce directors have said
The leaders of the civic group
went on record Tuesday night
to place a ban on the word tour
ists. Those who come here are
our guests, or visitors, the direc
tors said in no uncertain terms.
One director who caters to
travelers, said the word tourist
was "cheap" and sounded ugly.
The other directors agreed, and
from now on, according to the
Chamber of Commerce rules
and regulations, the strangers
within our gates shall be refeired
to as "Guests" or "Visitors," but
never, no never, as anything else.
And when it comes to mention
ing the season, just say, "the
spring season," or "the summer
season' and if its later in the
year, just say "the fall season."
And as far as visitors or guests
are concerned, there'll be little
reason at all to mention "the
HENRY DAVIS LEAVES SUNDAY
FOR FORD SALES MEETING
Henry Davis, manager of the
Davis-Liner Motor Sales Co.. leaves
Sunday for Atlantic City, where he
will attend a sales meeting of
Ford dealers. They expect to see j
advance models of the new 1948 1
Ford while at the convention. I
Memorial Park and the remains
will be ;,t the Crawford Funeral
home before the services.
C. of C. Mail Is
Ahead This Year
Inquiries at the Chamber of
Commerce are ahead of last year
this time, according to Stanley
A check of the inquiries re
ceived thus far this month shows
14 different states represented
in the group. The majority are
from Florida and the mid-west.
The booklet is due
in the near future.
to go to pre.-;
Power Will Be Off
Electric power in this area will
be shut o(T Sunday from two
o'clock until 5:30, it has been an
nounced by the Carolina Power
and Light Company. Th. break
in the power supply is bring
made In order to make necessary
repalrs, the power company offi
New Booklet Issued On
'Everybody Square Dances'
"Everybody Square Dances" is
the name of a new booklet just
published by Larry Mull, 6f Sylva,
and a former resident of Waynes
ville. The cover, done in two col-'
ors, shows two couples dancing
and explains: "The story of folk
dancing and mountain music as en
joyed by natives and visitors in:
the Southern Highlands." j
Mr. Mull is also author of i
"Scenic Eastern North Carolina," '
and in August he expects to have!
published "Facts and Legends of j
North Carolina," a 450-page book!
to be published by Christopher
Publishing company of Boston.
The booklet is well illustrated,
and the feature picture is "Aunt"
Ida Mullis. an aunt of the author.
The picture of "Aunt" Ida is. full
length and in a typical dancing
pose. Other illustrations include
those of Bascom Lama Lunsford,
Sam Queen and the Soco Gap
dance team and band.
The author describes in detail
the folk dances and such figures as
"Four-Leaf Clover," "Cage the
Birdie," "Shoo-Fly-Shoo," "Openi
and Shut the Garden Gate," "Thej
'Continued on Page Eight)
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)