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No- 41 TWELVE PAGES United Press and Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1948 $3.00 la Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
IN APPEAL FOR EUROPE'S CHILDREN
held m Fhiladfl
, the nomination
-hich resulted in
Jbious election as
. ..i Hi..
ame oui i
;as a iiifiii"
0t ihe stale cx
Jten t. brow inns;.
Iayood was duly
h Will Be
l of conferences
uas decided I hat
best lie served
giung Ihe news,
;ate. over lieu.
contest is cm the
fept ciinstaliles i it
forego the usual
font of the eourt-
fel! the news over
ircumstanees, t lie
led faster, and tie
returns within a
is after the votes
ll ammunition in
ktor Robert Taft,
tntial candidate, is
L accepted an in
to Charlotte on
at a public mect-
also scheduled to !
He for a little
may dow n to Char-
UU I I M 1 Wf I II k I I a N I Mil IlBbkl -u
., u V.T.V, ' 'tll,1,!' wcre "'ought to the U. S
Margaret O Bnen (left) famous screen starlet, calls on President Truman
' uic nuMiinsum nit vmsaue mi i ii 1 1 (iren gets under way The
tors, ai riBiii. sic niBt-ua i,eonar(ii and her h'uther. Viltorio
take pari in a nation-wide appeal or funds lo aid hundred?
of underprivileged children of other United .alii
v i i -
Three Haywood Democrals
Honored Ai Slale Meeting
At Hospital Here
The reception room at the
Haywood County hospital is lo
soon' be completely renovated,
and refurnished by the Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company.
The firm undertook the spon
sorship of this room when the
hospital was built about 20 years
ago, and the new furniture which
will replace -what is-now in use
will be of the latest design it
Work is to start on refinishing
the room at an early date, and
the furniture will be installed
opinions as ex-
about the size
lywood. Many now
was shown in the
F'ng the past few
iothcr time. Resi-
fural areas report
pins on, and that
f' the 12.000 res-
go to the polls
p, said yesterday
!ls all set for tho
ive been carefully
Precinct and reg
8 getting their
U have three bal
a county tick
ticket where there
'ce; There is one
i'01 the com
hculture. fket. contains the
andidates for the
J;- Edwards, Jr.,
"ed all registrars
' '? ,hc sUte
,t0 thc ticket for
J" i note that
s ' the Sen
' lon8 term. Each
10 Vote hi. .v .
:Pi " cnoiee
0ter to this tJ
To Be Conducted
Tomorrow A. M.
The body of Sgt. Kenneth H.
Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. .less
Moore of Hazelwood, will arrive
here Wednesday morning and ho
taken directly to the home of his
Funeral services will be conduct
ed at 3:30 o'clock Thursday after
noon in Crawford Memorial park,
with American Legion and Veter
ans of Foreign Wars units in
charge of the rites. Officiating will
be the Rev. S. C. Lowery and the
Kev. R. L. Young, Chaplain of the
Sgt. Moore entered Ihe service in
Sept. 1940 and was stationed a I Fl.
Jackson, Camp Blandine. Camp
Forrest and Camp Atterburv. lnd.,
before he was sent overseas.
He died in a hospital in France
from wounds received in combat
in July, 1944.
Pripr to entering the service he
was a student at the Waynesville
Township high school, where he
was active in the athletic program
being a star football player.
Surviving are the parents; three
brothers, Sgt. Arthur J. Moore, of
Ft, Bragg, Tech. 4 Douglass Moore,
now stationed in Japan, and Clar-J
enee of the home; one sister, Mrs. I
W. J. Goodson, of Charleston, S. C.
Crawford Funeral home is in
charge of arrangements.
Brown Is Delccate:
Bycrs Is Com
mitteeman T ,. II,,.. I
..u.,vii,iu wcinocrais were
.honored by the slale convention
; while meeting in Raleigh last
I week, and a third Haywood man, a
i member of the platform commit-j-tee
m.ide a strong plea to keep
President Truman's name in the
I slale platform.
I Hugh Lcatheiwood, Haywood's
! clerk of court, was one of the 14
i presidential electors named by th
j convention. Outside of one from
, Yancey, Mr. Leatherwood is the
) only elector from Western North
i C. K. Drown, for 8 years chair-
man of the Haywood Democratic
executive committee, was named
as a delegate to the Democratic
National convention which will be
hekl in Philadelphia. The dele
gates will go uninstructed by the
stale convention. The other dele
gate from the 12th district is Al
len J. Bell, of Clay county. The
state will have 32 votes at the na
tional convention, and Mr. Brown
will have a full vote.
W. G. Byers, now chairman of
the executive committee here and
a member of the stale platform
committee, was much in the lime
light when the 13 members of the
committee discussed the final draft
of the platform.
The second paragraph in the
platform under the heading "Na
tional Affairs." originally read:
"While conceding to its individual
delegates the right to disagree
about details, this convention en
dorses the broad policies of the
(Continued on page si x i
N. C. Federation of
Women's Clubs To
Seek $8,928 In Dis
trict For Needy
Representatives of women's I
clubs in six western counties met ;
here yesterday and organized for .
raising $8,928 for the Crusade for
Children of American Overseas
Aid-United National Appeal for!
County quotas were given by
Mrs True B. Curley, national rep- ;
resentalive of the organization.,
which seeks $400,(100 in North Car
olina, and 60 millions in the na
tion. The representatives of the clubs
yesterday, returned to their homes
to begin setting up county organi
zations at once, and get the cam
paign underway. The deadline
for raising the money has been set
for July 15.
Every club in the district was
represented at the dinner meeting,
which was held at the Tow lie
House, with Mrs. T. H. Case, of
Murphy, district presidei'l of the
federated clubs of district one.
County organizations will be
headed by chairmen to be named
by Mrs. Case in cooperation with
the club presidents in each county.
Solicitations will begin shortly
(Continued on page six'
Bethel High Graduating Class
I . : V ' f I lsx f I
War Dead Will Be
Honored May 30th
At Special Service
Local Post of Ameri
can Legion To Have
Service At Green
A memorial service for the war
dead will be held Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock in Green Hill Ceme
tery. The Waynesvlle High School
band will furnish martial music.
Fred Campbell, commander of the
Haywood American Legion post,
will call the assembly to order and
the post chaplain will give the in
Commander Campbell will intro
duce Ihe speaker. Dr. John W.
Moore of Lake Junaluska.
Adjutant Ernest Edwards will
place flags on Ihe graves of some
33 or 40 serv icemen who .died in
battle. The service will close with
the playing of the national anthem
and taps by the school band.
BETHEL HICH SCHOOL'S Kraduuling class poses for its last picture
riht arc (first vow) Mascots Theadus Anne Smith and Kenneth 151, ih
Eleen Wells, Beinice Blaloek, Mickey Farmer, George Coi;biirn, Ii1sa
Whitcsides (third row) Betty Blalock, Catherine Johnson, Nellie Snvder.
Mettalf. Edna Mae West (fourth row) Bobby Hall, Vista lnman. Carolv
Lee I limes (fifth row) Gerald Blazer, Dennis Caldwell, Betty Clark. Kcl
Deaver. Margaret Burke, Mary Evelyn Siske (sixth row) Bobby Hyi.tt, 11
aid Deaver. Hilliard Phillips (seventh row) Bobby Wells, Jesse Wils
James Gibson. Absent from the picture were Billie Faye Bramletu
Singleton, helty Je an Khinehart, Oscar Laymon, Jr., C. O. Peek, IV!
Mitchal, Jr., Charles Davis, Dewey Harkins and Ona Faye Willtam
the Bethel class will be held Thursday night. - Photo
iere. From lot t to
lock (second row)
v Kinsland, Davis
. Sue Cooke, Keba
lyn Medford, Nana
i 1 .utnbcrt, Janet
nson Lonj,', Ger
n, Louis Reeee.
na Metcalf. Cleta
arcell Trull. John M.
Final exercises for
bv In oram's Studio.'
This past week-end was one
of the quietest in some time for
law enforcement officers, it was
learned yesterday. Chief of Po
lice Orville Noland said six were
arrested on charges of being
Patrolman O. R. Roberts also
reported a quiet week-end, il
ttinush traffic on highway 13 and
19-A was exceedingly heavy, he
Power Will Be
Off On Sunday
Due to unforeseen circumstances,
the scheduled power interruption
as announced for last Sunday was
nol carried out. but will be effec
tive Sunday. May 30th, according
to Carolina Power and Light offi
cials. Some work has to be made on
some of the high tension lilies in
the area, and the power must be
cut in order to make these repairs.
25Fair and cool.
f 'he staff ,.f
List Of Soldiers Buried
In This Area Sought By
American Legion Post
! W.C.Allen Sees
I "Shout Freedom"
I W. C. Allen, a well known edu
i cator, and historian, was among the
thousands who saw the first per
formance of "Shout Freedom!" in
Chdrlotte last week. The pageant
centers around the signing of the
Mecklenburg Declaration of Inde
pendence. Mr. Allen has been in
terested in the date the North Car
olina State Flag, over which there
has been considerable controversy
in the past few years.
Final Exercises Are
Set For Clyde High
School On Friday
Graduation exercises for Clyde
high school will be held Friday
night in the school auditorium at
Superintendent of Schools Jack
Messcr will award displomas lo
the senior class. Homer Henry, tin
principal of Clyde, will make spe
cial awards to outstanding students
in (lie class
I Music lor Ihe occasion will be
supplied In Clyde pupils. Joan
Thompson and Barbara McKinncy
I will siiik a duel. "One Fleeting
Hour.'' .Mice Neal Medlord will
sing "A Perfect Day". Doris Gra
ham will firesenl a piano miIo
1 (Colli i nned on I 'age Three)
Funeral Is Held
Funeral M'lAiees for Elijah 'I n
do Ligi-i Mea .e. HI, of Ihe Cruso
seclion ol Haywood county, who
died I'nd.iy nmhl in an Ashe
j ville hospital alter a lengthy ill
ness, were held Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock in Cruso Baptist
church, with the Rev B. N. Rog
ers and the Rev. Joe Williams ofTi- l
elating Burial was in Cwynn ;
Mr. Mease, a life-long
of Haywood county, was
farmer and slock raiser.
Pallbearers were nephews.
Surviving are Ihe widow. Mrs.
Chariot I e Cochin n Mease: two
sisters. Mis W'cbh Mann of Canton,
and Mrs. Wilt Tin 1 1 of Oklahoma;
two hail -brothers, Charles and
Turner, and a number of nephews
To Get Diplomas
! Kev. M. K. Williamson will
j preach the baccalaureate at the
liUh school here Sunday even
ing at eight o'clock, for the first
nf the commencement exercises
for the school. There are 90
graduates to receive diplomas
this year, four of them being
The final exercises will he held
Monday evening, also at eight
o'clock, when the diplomas will
lie awarded by M. II. Bowles, dis
Bethel Graduates To
Diplomas Mill he handed In the
graduating class ot Bethel high
school Thursday niglil al It o'clock
when the class iMeels lor final exer
cises. W. P Whitcsides, principal, will
award the diploma lo Ihe students
The principal will also reward
students who haw achieved out
standing rei oi ds (luring the year
Mickey tanner will give the
salul,ilor addi ( ,, lolloucd by He
(Conlimiril on Pag,. Three'
Annual Summer Meet
ing of 15 Western
N. C. Counties
The Tenth District Medical So
ciety will mccl here al Ihe Pied
mont Hold, June Willi, lor their
summer meeting, it u,e. announced
yesterday by Dr V. II. DurkeH. of
The one-day Hireling will em
brace all physicians in Ihe 1 .' we.-l-ern
counties, and Ihe program will
comprise an afternoon and evemns
session About I Till are cvptcled lo
Dr. Joseph T Sullivan .ol Abbe
ville, is secrclai ut Ihe oi gania
lion. The arrangement-. iie being
made here by ccuniiillee (ompo,
ed of Dr. R. Stuart Hole r ;on Dr.
Boyd Owens, and l)i Gihhins
Haywood Spinach Crop
Cut 50 By Continued
Dry Weather Cool Days
resident j slates
Cherry Crop Is Short
In Haywood County
The cherry crop in this area will
only be one-half as large as usual,
says Henry Francis. Mr. Francis,
whose farm is located two and one
half miles out on Pigeon road.
that the crop will be of a
much higher quality than usual.
The market for cherries is at its
best in the next two weeks.
TO RETURN HOME
Robert McLain, who underwent
a serious operation three week
ago, plans to return to his bon e
from the Haywood County hospi
tal on Wednesday,
Calendar Says It's Spring, But On Fruit Stand
It's Watermelon Time
The Waynesville post of the
American Legion is anxious to get
a complete list of all soldiers bur
ied in cemeteries in this area. The
legionnaires have been 'working on
the project for some time, in an ef
fort to have the list complete by
this week-end in time for Memo
Hal Crawford, chairman in
charge of grave registrations, has
partial list, and sks that the
members of families of soldiers of
the Spanish American War, World
War I and World War II please
see that he gets the names of the
soldiers buried in this area, to-1
gether with the name of the cemetery.
The American Legion is spon- rjt "D1;V,
soring a memorial service here on I 1 lOmOIO DllyiU
next Sunday, and wants to present ,
fmiiv nf earh fallen soldier farmers growing tomatoes
with a flag for his grave.
Published below is the list of
the soldiers the Legion now has
on hand. "We know there are
many others, and want to have
the list complete, and ask the co
operation of anyone wbo can give
us this information," Mr. Craw
ford said. The list on hand is as
(Continued on page six'
Haywood county have been warned
by the State Agriculture Depart
ment to beware of the late blight
Late blight destroys many toma
toes that have not been properly
sprayed or dusted. It causes a "fir
ing up" of the leaves and a brown
rot of the tomato fruits. A fixed
copper compound will give the best
protection from the disease.
You can wear that straw hat
with confidence now, pop Sum
mer is really here.
Sure, the calendar says that it
is still spring. Officially, it is.
But The Mountaineer hereby
makes a claim that T-shirt and
convertible weather is already
upon us. We can prove that it's
summer, because we's seen some
thing upon the streets of Way
That's right, at least two mar
kets in town will sell you a wa
termelon. It seems pretty early
for the big green fruits, but the
groeerymen say It's no earlier
for melons than nsnal.
"We get them frm Florida,
down around Key West," said
one saleslady. "We always get
thrm in about this time of the
They may be foreign water
melons, but it won't be long
until North Carolina's own fields
begin putting their melons on
the stands. After you carry a
melon all the way up from Flor
ida, it isn't going' to sell dirt
cheap. It will be later In the
season before the melons drop
into the right price neighbor
hood. We still think it's a harbinger
of summer but don't stuff that
blankpt back In the trunk ret.
The eonliiiueil dry v.ealher has
col Ihe Haywood 'inn.ieh crop by
; fifty per cent ( ' I). Kel ner. pro
ducer and wiiine-ale shipper, said
"Last year wv shipped about 2.
illO bushels ol spinach to south
ern markets This year We will
nol exceed 1,2511. and it looks like
Ihe Tuesday -bipi.icnl might be our
last he said.
The crop J u s I did nol grow un
der Ihe .Kheise weather condi
tions hy Heathei. and abnormal
(col d,i . and nmhts.
Mi Kcl nol -aid the slrawberry
crop yield had been cut half. There
was a lull imp ol berries, but af
ter the fir-t iAi. pickings, the fruit
just began to dry up on the vines.
Under ordinary conditions, straw
berries stand si pickings a season.
No berries are snipped from here.
as 'he local market lakes all that
"I was flow 11 in Georgia a day or !
two ago. and their corn is no high
er than ours. They are suffering1
from dry weather too," Mr. Ke'
Wildlife Club To
Meet At 8 Tonight ;
The Haywood Wildlife Club will j
meet tonight al the court house at i
eight o'clock In addition to the
annual election of officers, several!
matters of vital interest to sports-j
men in this area will be discussed, j
according to t-, w. Kippetoe. presi
dent. All persons interested in wild
lift rfre invited lo attend.
Last Rites Are
Held At Clyde
For J. H. Haynos
Funeral services fur .laiiu H.
Hay nes, 81. retired fanner, active
church worked and lormer Hay
wood county hoard of education
member, wbo died Thursday al hi,
home in Clyde, were held Sunday
t 3 p.m.. in Clyde Haplisl church
wilh the Rev. G. H Purris. the Rev.
L. G. Klliott. and the Rev It P.
McCracken ollicialing Interment
was in Pleasant Hill ccinelery
Active pallbearers, nephew;, and
grandsons. were William H.
Haynes, Van. Gene and Vanar
Hay lies. Lance Brooks and Frank
Hutchinson. Members of the Sun
day school class of the Clyde Hap
lisl church which Mr. Il.iyiies
taught for 2(1 years were honorary
A life-long resident of Clvde. he
is survived by the widow of a sec
ond iftarriage. Mrs. Noillcd Hun
ler Haynes; one daughter. Miss
French Haynes, a member ol l be
faculty of Coker college, llarls
ville, S. C; six sons. I, G llavnei
of Show-began. Me.. Wayne T of
Passadena, Tex . Frank V. of f ort
Work. Tex : Curry T. ( Oxford.
Ga., and J. C. and Orville both oi
Arrangements were under Ihe
direction of Wells Funeral Home,
Clyde Boys Have
17 Show Calves
Robert C F.vans, teacher of vo
cational agriculture at Clyde high
school, reports that Ins students
will have 17 feeder calves for en
try into Ihe Falstock Show in Ashe
ville next fall. This is the largest
group of pupils having .stock com
peting in the show that Clyde has
had in (our years, says Mr. F.vans.
Agricultural students who' will
have calves in the show are Hal
Brow n, Don Jackson. Leon l eague.
Carol Mann. Richard Morgan, Joe
Morrow, Luke Terrell. Charles Ray
Jones, Johnny Spencer. Buddy
Ford, Rex Shuller, Bill Thompson
and Billy Thompson.
Poppy Sale Will Be
Held Here Saturday
The Women's Auxiliary of the
American Legion will hold Poppv
Day in Waynesville Saturday. Mav
29. Mrs. Guy Massie is in charge
of the event.
RLFF ON POI.If T. KIKCE
Jerry Rogers, member of the
Waynesville police force, has been
given a temporary leave of ab
sence, since his appointment as
chairman of the Haywood Board
of Elections. Until Mr. Rogers re
turns to the force on June 3. his
place is being filled by Huh Ruff,
former member of the police department.
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway PatroLX