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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville &cir ideal
e hopping center
63rd YEAR No. 42 TWENTY PAGES
United Press and Associated Press News WAYNESVILLE. N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Lin Places 1
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that the tele-
ln constant use
$,, (lection, the
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i been worked
(or each can
arid also the
lo be held on
Ibe some close
Ions of election
to be ques
. il is your
ie primary is
ness and im-1
ords sent by
man ot Ihe
c! ions hoard,
icial in the
. Rogers, "that
les and rcgula-
Limit Extension Election Is Called
89 High School Seniors
Will Receive Diplomas
At Monday tlighi Program
Will Be Given Sun- I
day Night At Auditorium
Final exercises for Waynesville
high school have been planned
baccalaureate services will be held
Sunday evening at 8 o'clock and
the commencement exercises at
Ihe same time Monday evening in
the school auditorium.
The Hev. Malcolm Williamson,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church in Waynesville, will ad
dress the seniors with the .sermon,
"The Charm of the Impossible at
the Sunday night services. The
Kev. Paul Duckwall, pastor of the
Long Chapel at Lake Junaluska,
will deliver the invocation and the
The baccalaureate service will
open with the processional. "God
of Our Fathers." The congrega
tional hymn, "America, the Beau
tiful," will be sung. Fred Calhoun
of Waynesville high will sing a
t llTU I mrl'r Df'll'Ar " i
L0"0' iU hiVJal the high school auditorium here
REV. M. H. WILLIAMSON, pastor
of the Presbyterian church, will
deliver the baccalaureate sermon
i.. . ..I-. : ,1,.. e.....t ..i' th.
school will sing the anthem. "Send nu""- " Th. n ,.
Will L .v.... . -
gram will be broadcast over nni-v.
Out Thy Light." The services
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Haywood Workers Receive
Average $71.72 Weekly
State Records Reveal
I Id follow Ihe i
Ijboxes and the
1 The precinct Haywood County employed 4.004
leach box pub- people in the last quarter of 1947.
$tion. ascertain These people received an average
pen lock and weekly wage of $71.72 or anoui
After the $300 higher than the average tor
hould be I North Carolina.
e counting of I These figures were complied oy
S. F. Campbell, director oi me
.uick coverage ! Research and Statistics lor the
ng services, it ! state. Mr. Campbell was working in
e state ballot j cooperation with the State Em
counted first. ; ployment Security Commission.
counted as' The average employment for the
(closed, with- last quarter of '47 in regard to the
postponement I state total was 649,307, or 11 per-
fsaid that all cent above the same period of
fiywood elec-,1946. This was the highest total of
pM or sent to! employment in North Carolina's
fee in order 1 history even high than 1942, the
radio station 1 peak war year, by 9.8 percent. It
was 23 percent over the 1945 total.
The average weekly wage in
North Carolina for the quarter was
$42 03 as compared with $37.81
for the third quarter of the year.
This was due to the bonuses re
ceived by some employees at the
Continued on Page Eight)
e by some of
Jsures in hc-
tes, as thev
ave been of
'arles W. Ed-
tlte house of 1
of his cam- j
ft Charles M. I
Memorial Day To
Be Observed Here
The bank and post office in
both Waynesville and Hazclwood
will be closed Monday to com
memorate Memorial Day.
No local stores or business of
fices have announced that they
will close for the event
To Honor Dead
Pf World War II
Canton Woman Is
When Hit By Car
Second Highway Fa
tality in Haywood
This Year; Acci
dent on Canton Hill
llavwood's second fatal highway
accident of l!4il occurred Monday
t,iht liell Mrs. Tillie King
Shame 28. vva.- struck by a c
on the East Canton Hill, accord
ing to Patrolman Bill Sawyer.
Mrs. Sharpo was brought to the
Haywood County Hospital and
died late Tuesday afternoon.
Officers investigating the acci
(lenl said that .lames L. Clerre. of
Akron, Ohio, now employed in Can
ton, was the driver of the car. It
was said that he was passing an
other car and that Mrs. Sharpe
was in the middle of the highway,
and the driver did not see her.
Mr. Clerre posted $1,500 bond,
and will be givun a hearing before
Judge Ralph R. Mease on Monday
The funeral services for Mrs.
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Special Election Has
Been Set for Sat
A special election has been call
ed for July 3rd on the quest ion of
extending the corporate limits of
Wavnesville to include a territory
from F.ast Street, the hospital sec
tion and a large portion of what is
known as East Waynesville.
The special election was ordered
! bv the Haywood Board of F.lec
ttions. acting upon a request from
I the town board of aldermen. A
special petition, bearing the names
of fifteen per cent of the qualified
voters in Ihe F.ast Waynesville ter
ritory, was recently presented to
the board of aldermen requesting
Some months ago the board of
aldermen published a notice of
their desire to extend the corporate
limits .and held a hearing which
was attended by representatives of
the voters in the East Waynesville
area. After the hearing, the board
deferred action on the matter,
when the petition was presented,
which necessitated the calling of
There are between 60 and 100
qualified voters in the area, and
they will be the only ones to vote
In the election. The Voter's " In
Waynesville will not participate.
The East Waynesville school has
been designated as the polling
place, and the board of elections
named Horace Duckett as registrar,
and the two judges for the election
are Guy Messer and Irwin Leath
erwood. The official notice points out that
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Lake Junaluska Opens
Season Sunday, June 6
1 r : !
Ullglllcll upi'lllUg I'Ult
Changed To June (5;
Bishop Garhcr To
To Be Conducted
The body of Pfc. Howard J.
Moore, native of Madison county
and son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.
Moore, also of Madison county,
who was killed in action in France
on July 12, 1944. arrived in Way
nesville yesterday morning.
Funeral services will be held
this morning at the Lusk Chapel
Baptist church in Madison county
with Rev. Forest Ferguson officiat
ing. Burial will be in Woody cem
etery. Private Moore entered the serv
ice October 7. 1941, and was sent
overseas in January 1944.
Surviving in addition to the par
ents are one son, James H. Moore,
Jr.; five brothers, Arthur, William,
Denver, Junior and R. J., all of
Luck; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Ha
ney, of Enka; Miss Jettie Moore
and Miss Verna Moore, both of
Madison county; and the paternal
grandmother, Mrs. Jane Moore, of
Garrett Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Will Filed With
The opening of the Lake Juna
luska Methodist assembly tor the
summer has been positioned from
Sunday until June ( because ol the
illness ol the featured speaker, it
has been announced by l)r Frank
S Love, director of the assembly
The formal opening of the as
sembly will be held at 1 I o'clock
Sunday morning. June ti. Dr Love
said The service will be led by
Dr. (' M Clark, superintendent
of the Waynesville district, assisted
by selected ministers lioin this
Bishop Paul Garber. of Geneva.
Switzerland, will be Ihe leatured
speaker at the service. Dr. Gather
has administered Hie Methodist
churches in seven nations of Eur
ope. He has traveled extensively
and studied I lie missions on that
A picnic will be held in the af
ternoon following the service.
Dr. Elmer T. Clark, editor of Ihe
World Outlook, missionary maga
zine of Ihe Methodists, will speak
to a joint meeting of the young
people at 8 o'clock Sunday night.
The opening of the assembly
grounds will take place in the Lake
Junjl.uxk. auditorium.. , -
Mrs. Garrett To
Be Buried Today
Mrs. Alice Moody Garrett died
at the home of a daughter. Mis.
Glenn McClure, Route I, Waynes
ville. Wednesday morning about
Funeral services will be conduct
ed this afternoon al 'A o'clock at
the First Methodist church in Way
nesville with the pastor, Kev. R. I.
Young, officiating. Interment will
be in Green Mill cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Ihe
following grandsons: Fred and
George Glance. Spellman and Billy
McClure, James and Robert Gar
rett. Frederick Nichols and Noble
Mrs. Garrett, a native of Hay-
The will of the late Josephus
Daniels was filed with the clerk
of court here this week, as a
matter of legal procedure, since
Mr. Daniels owned a summer
home at Lake Junaluska.
Mr. Daniels willed all his
property, Including his shares
of stock in the News and Ob
server, to his four sons. The
property at the Lake was sold
by Ihe four sons to Mrs. Frank
S. Love. The Mint of the will
here was handled by J. R. Mor
gan, attorney tor both parties.
It was exactly a year ago this
week that Mr. Daniels made his
last trip to Haywood. He ad
dressed a large audience at Lake
Junaluska on the opening day.
JK.ltltV ROGERS, chairman of the
Haywood Board of Elections,
yesterday predicted a vole of 6,500
in the county on Saturday, lie is
sued final details, together with
copies of the elections laws to all
precinct officials, and reported "as
far as the election hoard, registrars,
and judges are concerned, we are
all set for a large turnout of vot
ers." il'holo by Ingram's Studio).
Indications Tend To Show
Haywood Highest County
In All Eastern America
Is Haywood County the highest
rotrriTy In North Carolina,' possibly
the highest In Eastern America'
Charles E. Ray. chairman of the
N C. Park. Parkway and Forests
Development Commission, thinks
it is and he has figures to sup
port liis claim.
Mr. Ray can point out 72 moun
tain peaks on the map of Haywood
County which are over 5,000 feet
high. That easily outstrips Hay
wood's nearest competitor for the
"highest county" title Swain
county -which only has 47 peaks
over that height.
T in certain that Haywood is the
highest.'' says Chairman Ray, "but
il is going to take a lot of work
to prove it."
The local office of N. C. Park
Commission is already at work sub
slant lating the fact of Haywood's
height A letter has been sent lo
the V. S. Geological Survey in
Washington asking for Information
wood county, was born on June 20, j on the elevation of counties in the
1867. the daughter of Bravo .1 audi
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MISS HYATT HONORED
Miss Jean Hyatt, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hyatt, has,
been elected vice president of the
Sigma Phi Kappa honor society at
Peace College, in Raleigh, for the
Easlern United States.
Said Mr Ray in the letter: ". . . 1
suspect that Haywood County has
the highest elevation of any in this
state, and I would assume it to
be the highest of any in Eastern
United States. However this is a
conjecture which Is not based on
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RAILROAD CROSSING PAVED
Paving crews have re-surfaced
Depot street where the three tracks
of the Southern Railway cross the
street at the depot. A number of
broken places in the pavement on
other streets throughout the town
have been repaired during the past
Rites To Be
Clyde Graduates To Get Diplomas Tonight
irU' cloudy j
Micatinn n9 .
f-VentUre ! and whose bodies mnnnt hp re-
verans 0; turned home for burial.
Canton I Members of the Edwards-Clark-
. post oi me veterans oi
r'8 Hi action lir t Jl
. , wais are in ciiarge ui
The granite memorial is approx
imately 13 feet long and 6 feet
n'gh. It is said to be the biggest
stone of its kind in this section.
The Canton chapter of the V. F.
W. is sponsoring the project.
The 17 veterans whose names
appear on the stone are Hoyt
Edwards, George Barnes, James F.
Coleman. Lewis. Gibson. Paul A.
The body of Pfc. Charlie W. Sut
f ton, who was killed in action in
j France on July 18, 1944, arrived in
Waynesville yesterday morning.
I He was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ervin Sutton of the Ninevah sec
tion of Haywood county.
The body will be taken to the
home this morning and funeral ser
vices will be conducted by Rev.
R. L. Young, chaplain of the
American Legion Post, No. 47,
at the home, Saturday at
2 p. m. Members of the American
Legion and Veterans of Foreign
Wars will be in charge of the
graveside service at the Memorial
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WHCC To' Give
Plans have been completed for
giving the complete county and
state election returns over WHCC
There will be no returns posted
at (he court house as in the past,
due lo the fact that all informa
tion about the election bofh in
Haywood and the slate, will be giv-
ten in detail over WHCC. starting
as soon as the first precjnet makes
! a report .
I Election officials will cooperate
! in getting returns to the court
! house, and I here the news stafT of
I The Mountaineer will compile the
j returns, and broadcast them over
iwilCC ill a matter of a few sec
In the meant one. United Press
has arranged to have a represent
ative in every county gathering
the returns, and these will be
flashed lo a central point, and
then on lo WHCC for broadcast-
' WHCC will give H.lywood re
! turns by precincts, and then
j county totals and slate totals.
Plans are lo remain on Ihe air un
til some definite results are known.
In order In give the news as
quickly as possible, no telephone
calls will be accepted by WHCC
alter 7 o'clock Saturday night. All
information the news staff will
have will be broadcast at least
every 15 minutes.
Lack of Heavy County
Ticket Cited As The
Cause For Light
With fair weather, a vole of 6.
500 was predicted for Saturday by
Jerry Rogers, chairman of the
Haywood Board of Elections, after
a visitation to each of the 22 pre
cincts in the county. This will rep
resent about half the registered
voters in Haywood. The polls will
open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 6:30
Mr. Rogers said interest was ris
ing in the primary, but the absence
of a heavy county ticket had caus
ed just "luke warm" interesT in
The county ticket has only one
race that for the house of rep
resentatives, with three candidates
seeking the nomination. They are
Grover C. Davis, Charles W. Ed
wards, Jr., and R. E. Sentelle.
There are constable races m
three townships Beaverdam.
Waynesville and Fines Creek. The
heaviest is in Beaverdam, where
four Democrats, and two Repub
licans are seeking the nomination.
They are Democrats, Hubert
Thompson, W. H, Scott, Billy 11
Mehaffey and J. A. Anderson. The
Republicans are J. II. Jones and
T. S. Grogan.
is between A. F. Arrlnglon. and
Verlin D. Smith. In Fines Creek
the race is between W. C. Price and
W. U. Murray.
The race for governor, and U S.
Senate takes the spotlight in the
state' ticket. There aie six can
didates for governor, and only two
candidates in the race for U. S.
A change was made yesterday in
the registrar of the North Ward in
Waynesville. Wade II. Noland could
not serve because of illness, and
Noble Ferguson was named to suc
ceed Mr. Noland.
A re-print of the ballots to be
used in Saturday's primary, togeth
er with the registrar and .judges of
the 22 percincts In Haywood will
be found on page one of the thud
section of this issue.
Who Is Going To
Thompson Greenwood. Raleigh
correspondent for The Moun
taineer, and about 20 other North
Carolina newspapers, is today
making a prediction as to the
winner In Saturday's voting.
Mr. Greenwood has made a
careful study of the present
campaign, and from years of ex
perience, has learned his way
around in North Carolina poll
tics. You'll be interested in read
ing Mr. Greenwood's predictions
as given in his column on the
editorial page of this issue.
Power Will Be Off
Sunday 2 To 5:30
The power will be off Sunday
afternoon Irom 2 to 5:30 on all
lines west of Canton, as served by
Carolina Power and Light Com
pany, it was announced by com
Repair crews will complete the
work of transferring high tension
lines to new poles along Highway
No. 19 and 23. between Canton and
Court House Parking
Lot Gets New Surface
The courthouse parking lot has
been re-surfaced and parking
spaces will soon be marked off. The
lot will provide parking space for
about 50 cars when properly
placed, it was said.
The new surface is of asphalt.
the staff o," I Gossett Garland A. Hall, David A.
Himes, Ray James Hughey. Joel
B James, Carl Keylon, Herbert J.
Mease, Frank Russell, Phillips Rus
sell, Mack Stamey,' Jr., Carroll J.
Trantham, Robert Welch and Lo
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PT VDE HIGH SCHOOL'S graduating class is shown here in the traditional cap and gowns
whJch fhev wm wear in commencement exercises tonight. From left to right are (first
row) Peggy Mann, Carroll Stephenson, Margaret Davis Ruby Thompson Sue Spencer,
McClure Mildred Rhinehart, Doris McCracken, Ruby Seay, Nancy Medford, Louise
rIpcT Etaer Semore, Sarah Jane Swayngym (back row) Principal Homer Henry, Billy
? t Sloun oXrne Elmer Limbo, Linden Burch, J. W. Graham, Newell Jackson,
sUolZ B H Abbott and Miss Martha Sandlin. Mascots in front are PhiUip Wil
Ham and C o vn Hendine. A Mountaineer. Photo by Ingram's Studios
Graves Of Servicemen
Will Be Decorated With
Flags Sunday Afternoon
Flags will be placed on the
graves of some 35 or 40 Haywood
county servicemen in Memorial
Day services at Green Hill Ceme
tery Sunday at 3 o'clock.
Adjutant Ernest Edwards of the
local American Legion post will
place the flags on the graves.
The Waynesville high school
band will supply appropriate mu
sic for the occasion. Fred Camp
bell, commander of the Legion
post, will call the assembly togeth
er. The post chaplain will give the
Dr. John W. Moore of Lake
Junaluska will be the principal
speaker. He will be introduced by
The service will close with the
national anthem and the playing
Injured .... 17
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)