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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Ilaywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Grat Smoky Mountains National Park
Live within 20 miles of
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United Press and Associated Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY JUNE 11, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Ilaywood and Jackson Counties
pi Varied Program
re Annual County
fy 4th Celebration
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of Or. 1. G.
WILLIAM MEDFORD of Waynes
ville has been named first vice
president of the General Alumni
Association of the University of
North Carolina. He was inducted
into the office along with other of
ficers in ceremonies at Chapel Hill
al states, as ;
some 300 '
red in I he
its of the
hfi on details
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Clyde Man Gets
Five Pound Trout
One of the largest fish ever
caught in the water of Cataloo
chee was hauled in yesterday
morning by Ernest Suttles of
The fish was a 27-inch long
truut which weighed in at five
pounds and four ounces.
"He really gave me a fight,"
said Mr. Suttles. "I wrestled
with him 45 minutes before he
gave up. I couldn't get the No.
8 hook out of his jaw when I
sot him in, it was caught so
Ihe fish will be on display at
Rogers Electric store, where he
has been put on ice for doubting
anfflers to view.
od's 4B Rantist
is To Hold Series
Services To Be
Held Today For
funeral services will be con
ducted this morning at 11 o'clock
at the Panther Creek Baptist
church for Pvt. Ernest Boyd Mes
ser. son of Mr. and Mrs. Zimmery
Messer. of Waynesville. Route 1,
who was killed June 15, 1944, iii
Normandy, France Pvt. Messer was
2i) years old at the time of his
The Kev. Voder Davis, assisted
by the Kev Forrest Ferguson will
officiate and burial will be in the
Memorial plot at Green Hill ceme
tery. Final military rites will be
conducted by the Waynesville Post
of the American Lesion and the
National Cuard 120th Anti-Tank
company, under the direction ol Lt.
Frank Byrd. in charge of the firing
Pallbearers will be Robert D
Ledford. Robert D. Lowe. Jimmy
Messer, Carlyle Davis, Hershell
Bradley and Jack Ferguson.
Pvt. Messer was a native of Hay
wood County. He was graduated
from the Fines Creek high school
in the class of 1940 and at the time
he entered the service on January
23. 1943, was engaged in farming
He received his basic training at
Camp Young. Calif., and later took
training at Camp Maxey. Tex.
He was sent overseas in Decem
ber, 1943. His body was first in
terred at St. Eglise, France. The
body, which arrived here Thurs
day morning will remain at the
home the parents until the hour
of the funeral.
Surviving are the parents and
two sisters, Mrs. Troy Justice and
Miss Ivalee Messer of Waynes
ville, Route 1.
Garrett Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
To Be Discussed
On Monday Night
Leaders of all civic clubs, or
ganizations and churches of the
community are called to meet Morf-
day night at the Presbyterian
church to consider the campaign to
raise $3,304 in this county for chil
dren in the war-devastated sec
tions of Europe.
Mrs. Frank W. Kinsey, Jr., presi
dent of the Woman's club here, will
lead the meeting. The Woman's
club is one of the ladies' groups in
this county supporting the move
ment. Sponsoring the campaign is
the Federated Women's Clubs of
PRESIDENT OPENS ARMY-NAVY FRAY
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DEMONSTRATING HIS agility as a right-handed pitcher. President Tru
man throws out a ball to start off the annual Army-Navy baseball classic
at the Naval Academy. Annapolis, Md The Picsident also tossed out a
ball with his Kt hsnd nankins the Chief F.vcvutivc aie Navy Captain
Andrew Frahler (left) of Portland. Ore . and C.'ipt.iin Norman I'' b.ns'.n
(right), also of Portland. Navy won 10-0. (kvliuIioioiI i'ouiidpliofo)
Haywood Leads State In
Number Of Silos In Use;
Many More To Be Built
Jerry Rogers, chairman of the
Haywood board of elections an
nounced yesterday that under the
North Carolina election laws, only
Democratic judges will serve in
the second primary in Haywood,
since there will be no Republican
Mr. Rogers said the board would
meet Wednesday at 10 o'clock and
name the 22 precinct Democratic
judges to replace the 22 Republi
cans who served May 29 As far
as Mr. Rogers knew, no other
i changes would be made among the
j registrars and judges for the sec
J ond primary June 28, when Chas.
M. Johnson and Kerr Scott run
I again for the Democratic nomina
tion for governor,
j There will be no additional reg
! ist rations for the second primary,
as the same registration used June
2ti will be in effect,
j The state board of elections no
tified Mi Rogers yesterday that
j ballots for the election were being
The other members of Ihe board
besides Mr Rogers are Claude Wil
liams and J. A. Singleton.
400 Students From 10
Slates At Junaluska;
Another Group Coming
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Dr. W. A. Smart Will
Be Platform Speaker
Three Days, Begin
ning on Sunday
p bp observed
lune 18 at 8
!Cted to con-
on the meet-
Ms at the regular caiuraay morning, gg0 and now has been pro.
in Waynes- pr"Kranl of the Waynesville Music j moted to vice president. He prac
Barbervillp cllJ,,' wn'ch Is broadcast over sta-1 ticed law here for a short time
ichland Ha?- n W"CC at 10:45, will be spe-,aftpr graduating from Duke Uni-
fllcns Creek. c'a"y ,,esigncd for children and , versity with a L.L.D. degree. While
lcky Branch feature "The Marriage of Fig-; at Duke he was a star football
Music Club Will
Feature 2 Radio
The regular Saturday morning
Lee F. Davis Is
Vice President Of
I Virginia Transit
Lee F. Davis, a native of Hay
wood, and well known in this area,
has just been named vice presi
dent of the Virginia Transit Com
pany. Mr. Davis became maanger of
the Richmond division about a
fetcliff Cove i aro Overture of operatic airs
The Rev. G i VV1" sun8 by Robert Weede.
ndent of iim T"e second scheduled weekly
n North Car- Pr8ram on Monday afternoon atjJJ
e meetings r) ,5U Wl11 leature Miss Bette Han-
services at nali. pianist, playing "Impromptu"
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k n ' i 'i. I Kennola. na JJeeinoven s An- Arrineton. chief disburs
ICanton Oak! Tne third number will be jng 'cierkj uSN. of Route 1, has
nt. Calvarv ' "Tllree Bna Mice" by Thompson, i been awarded the European Area
I Cove. HjRhi The Monday afternoon broadcast medal. The presentation was made
Clyde. 1 W jaA tntt tlby Rear Admiral T. Earle H.pp of
L. Arrington Is
Awarded Naval Medal
I? rv from the 'adults.
" siate. i i
the Naval Supply Corps at the Nav-
i al Center in Norfolk, Va.
Kv3; Annual Haywood Dairy
friS Banquet Set For June 30
r m.ci urove
f (-0, Burn
've and Mt. !
lbtree churrl, '
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In charge of the display booths
will be a committee headed by
Johnnie Edwards. Members are
Howard Clapp, Mrs. W. D. Ketner
and Mrs. W. F. Swift.
Joe Palmer will be in charge of
the livestock displays, with a six
man committee including R. Les
ter Burgin, Sr., David Noland, Mrs.
Florence Osborne, John Carver,
Underwood and Robert
BEEKMAN HUGF.R. a ssislanl
secretary of the Champion Pa
per and Fibre company, has been
elected President of the Canton
Civitan Club. He was installed at
special Ladies Night ceremonies
HavwiHid county has fifty per
cent more silos than any county
in Ninth Carolina, according to
WaAiie Corpening. county agent
j When asked it tins figure was
based on a percentage ol farms,
Mr Corpi'iiing said: "Definitely
nut It is the actual count, and ex
ceeds that of any other county in
Hi., o ii, In .ii It'.-isi - i , nl l
regardless of sie or number of
We plan to build a lot more,
because silos are Ihe biggest f.ic
'tor for economical winter feeding
of cattle," he explained further.
Mr. Corpening explained that a
set of modern silo forms had been
bought by The First National Bank. L
ami would ne loaned 10 larineis "" .ijOV(j 'pae a,j joe ft
a rental charge ol only one dollar.
The forms weigh fi.b'OO pounds,
and Ihree slrs ol silos call be built
10, 12 and 14 foot.
A concrete mixer and operator
goes wit 1 1 the forms, and 3 peoole
can build six foot in ti or 7 hours,
whereas, the old system required
li or 7 people a day to pour 3 feel,
it was explained.
Applications for use ol the fo: ins
should be made al the Hay wood
County Farmers Cooperative. The
plan of "first come, first served "
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Last Rites To Be
Held Today For
Jule Welch Tate
Funeral services tor Seaman 2c
Jule Welch Tate, son of Mrs. Jule
Tate of Hendersonville and Blow
ing Rock and the late Mr. Tate,
who was killed oil' the African
coast in July. 1944. will be held
here at the First Methodist church
at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
The Rev. George Needhani of
Marion, assisted by the Rev. R. L.
Young, pastor of the church, will
conduct the service. Burial will be
in the family lo! at Green Hill
Pallbearer will, be Hugh How-
II, Bruce Jaynes, William Tate.
Seaman Tate enlisted in Sep
tember. 1943, at Panama River.
Fla . and from there was sent to a
camp in Texas for boot training
lie sailed from Norfolk. Va.. in
Surviving are the mother: two
sisters, Misses Naomi and Elsie
Kalherine Tale: and two brothers,
Johnny and Russell Tate, of Hen
dorsonville. Arraiigcineiil.s are under the
direction of Crawford Funeral
j PHOTO BY INGRAM'S STUDIO
I PAIL I). WIS. local real estate
I iii.iii, was recently elected presi
dent of the Waynesville Lions
Club Mr. Davis and several other
officers will bo inducted at cere
Flow Of Visitors
Is Still Heavy
The How nl' visitors HiioukIi
Waynesville remains at its heavi
est In several years, says Stan
ley Henry, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Henry says that inquiries
made by visitors at his office
mostly concern recreation and
lodtrinK. "They want lo know
about fishing and other sports."
says he, "but from now on, most
of tile questions will
Warmer weather and the elos
iiiK of schools is expected to In
crease the number ol guests trav
eling through Waynesville.
More than 10 states. 5 foreign
countries and 81 school are repre-
I 4Mntfrl nt tt-IA f.ttkn .III nal tick a etn-
dent regional conference this week
with nearly 400 students in attend
ance. The conference opened on
Monday and will close Satin day at
The student conference is held
annually at the Lake for the pur
pose of training officers and lead
ers of Wesley Foundations in the
Southeastern states. Dr. W. G.
Echols, director of Wesley Founda
tion at the University of Alabama
is the dean of this year's confer
ence, and Harland Hogue, Srripps
College. Claremont. Calif., is the
Highlighting the activities of
Ihe week-end will be the first in a
series of four sermons by Dr. W.
A. Smart of Emory University. Dr.
Smart will preach at the morning
and evening services this Sunday
and at 8 p. m. Monday and Tues
day. Tonight the Rev. Emmett K. Mc
Larty, Jr., pastor of the Methodist
Church at Morganton, will speak.
The Caravan Training School
will open at the Lake on Monday,
June 14. This school, which trains
student teams for work in local
Methodist churches throughout the
United States during the summer
mnths, is under the leadership of
the Rev. Hoover Rupert, Nashville,
Tenn. About 200 students and
counsellors from the Southeast will
Professor M. B. Camak, noted
be about, I uhiloSQUber.of-Wr Shoal. i. ".
entertained a large audience on
Thursday night with his home
spun philosophy and wit. He has
often been called the "Edgar Guest
of South Carolina."
Smoke Stack At Champion
Fibre Highest In State
Pictures Of New
Democrat Kingpin, Dies
j Over; Will Start
Secretary of Labor
Schwellenbach is dead.
According to an Associated Press
report, the 53-year-old secretary
died of heart failure this morning
at Walter Reed hospital in Wash
ington. Schwellenbach entered politics
in 1919 and had been prominent in
Democratic affairs ever since. He
was named to his cabinet post in
1945 by President Truman.
President Truman is deeply
grieved over the Secretary of La
bor's death. The president said
Lewis Schwellenbach dales lo 1943.
Six weeks after Harry Truman
became President of the United
States, he asked his old friend.
Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach, to
join his cabinet.
Schwellenbach, who had a real
fondness for his job as federal dis
trict judge, said no a couple of
times, and then gave in. All dur
ing Ins tenure as Secretary of La
bor, Schwellenbach looked forward
to a return to the practice of law.
This was particularly true after
the Taft-Hartley law stripped his
Pictures ol the I!)4! Ford are be
ing published today lor Ihe first
lime. The photographs will be
found mi page four ol the second
Much interest is being shown in
Wellco Shoe Corporation will re- the new Ford which will he on dis
sume operations Monday morning, play June IHlb. according to Hen
after laking the annual two weeks' j ry Dav is manager of the Davis
vacation at this time of year. 'Liner Molor Sales Company.
Heinz Rollman, president audi Cars have been distributed to the
general manager of the Arm, said dealers, but none can be shown un
theie were now 400 people on the til the national showing date on the
payroll. Kach employee was given 1 8t h
a paid vacation.
He was my warm personal friend, department of many of its former
He was a great senator, a great powers.
judge and a great Secretary of La- As his name
Knr " Schwellenbach
The union between Truman and iContmued on Page tight)
is of German de-
D. A. R. To Sponsor
Flag Day Program
The Dorcas Bell Love chapter of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution will sponsor a Flag Day
program to be broadcast over sta
tion WHCC Monday, June 14, at
2:15 p m.
1 JOHNSON CALLS FOR
Gubernatorial Candidate Charles
M. Johnson says he will ask the
; legislature to reorganize the state's
i road set-up il he is elected in the
June 2li run-off He wants smaller
, highway districts and more high
Mineral Laboratory Set
Up For Olivene Research
I RECEIVES R. S. DEGREE
HENDERSON VI LLE BOY Kurt I.. Weill, son of Mr. and
DIES IN ACCIDENT Mrs Leo Weill ol Waynesville, re-
Don Cannon. 14-year-old son of ceiveil a Bachelor of Science de
Mrs. Mvrtle Cannon of the Fruit-1 ''' """ ""' 1 '"ver.s.ty of North
land section, was fatally injured on Carolina at commencement exer
Wednesdav in an accident on high- cises on Monday Mr and Mrs.
No 64. The boy rode his bi-!cin ainmieu wc co.n.i.enc-en.eiii
nut of a side road and hit program in Chapel Hill and were
an eastbound automobile.
accompanied home by their son.
One of the biggest "cash crops"
in T-Tavii,r,n1 l nim, Inrllictrv
I and the annual dairy banquet will
fbtree rh,.w,v be held at the Armory here on
June 21, and will be sponsored by
the Haywood County Milk Pro
ducers Association and the Cham
ber of Commerce.
The meeting, according to
Wayne Coroenine. countv farm
agent, will be held in relation with 1 David
National Dairy Month. The dairy YorK.
industry in this county does a half In charge of the banquet will be
million dollar bust ,ess every year, Miss Mary Margaret Smith, with
said Mr. Corpening. 1 Mrs. Grover Davis, Mrs. Noble
The banquet will be educational Garrett and Mrs. D. Clark assist-
f le lemne as weI1 as a social gathering. Dis- ing. Handling the decorations win
h stair nf i T plas 0I dairy animals and the j be Miss Catherine Jones assisted
"anujiug Ol JIliiK piOUUCLS win , cue " -o"
Bin. Rainf ., ! n view for the event. The committee on arrangements
Dr. J. H. Hilton, dean ot agn- . . , b Ed sims other members
, culture at State College in Raleigh, I . ... . n
fa ! will be the principal speaker at are Glenn oames, "'
the banquet. II., Yates and Mrs. J. is-, sellers.
Chemical company, an organization
employing 6O0 workers in the
manufacture of DDT and pharma
ceutical goods He is originally
Mr Dunbar was in charge of the
process control in the same plant.
He is a graduate of the University
of N'orth Carolina.
Mr. Giles will bring his family
down later when he can find a
house. Mr. Dunbar's family is liv
ing in their home on Sulphur
The Miller Plumbing company
is sharing the building with the
scientists at present. As soon as the
A mineral research laboratory is
being established in the building
vacated by Miller Plumbing com
pany on Commerce street.
The new plant will be used to
explore the production possibilities
of several minerals found only in
this mountain area, according to its
Hiror-tnrs John Giles and C. W.
Dunbar. Chief object of the two
scientists' research will be olivene.
a mineral used in highly special
"This is going to be very slow
and careful work," said Mr. Giles.
"It may take us months or years
tn satisfv our search. It will be at
least four months before we can set plumbing company can move into
Three Co-Managers Named To Work
In Haywood For Johnson's Election
The smoke stack of the Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company in
Canton, reaching slightly more
than 254 feet high, is believed to
be the highest industrial smoke
stack in the state, according to a
feature story in the current issue
of The Log, company publication
issued monthly to all Champion
The story, as published in The
Log. says: The sturdy stack, weath
ering all of nature's assaults during
the past 41 years with remarkable
dependability, was constructed dur
ing a six months contract which
started late in 1906 and completed
early in 1907 Cost of the original
contract is not definitely known.
Plant engineers have conserva
tively estimated that more than.l.
100 tons of sand and concrete, in
addition to many extra thousands
of pounds of steel re-inforclng
went into the mammoth stack.
Champion repairmen have carried
out several alterations since the
stack was originally constructed,
including maintenance improve
ments and other Items necessary
to inscrease its general efficiency
Before construction of the stack
began, it was learned through W.
W. Mitchell, superintendent of
steam and power, and C. L. West
moreland, Canton Champion's mas
ter mechanic, that more than 200
piles were driven by Champion
workmen. Nestled on top of these
piles is a solid concrete foundation
measuring 38 feet square and ap-
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up full-time production. I hesi
tate to make any promises of the
value our research will have to in
dustry and to the country that is,
if we are successful."
Mr. Giles comes to Waynesville
from St. Louis, Mich., where he
was vice-president of the Michigan
new quarters, uiies ana uuroar
will complete the setting up of
their equipment. They do not ex
pect to be able to obtain all of
the heavier equipment until fall.
When the plant is fully establish
ed, about eight people will be em
ployed in the re-earch.
Some of Hayw'ood's leading pol
iticians and vote-getters yesterday
joined forces for Charles M. John-
son. in preparation for the second
' primary on June 26, between Mr.
Johnson and Kerr Scott.
' Haywood county will give you
a bigger majority in the second
' primary than in the, first." Mr.
' Johnson was told yesterday by
I Innnthnn JC. . .1 . - .a,f,A tG hlG fnilTI.
ty manager. At the same time,
Mr. Woody announced the addition
of three Haywood men as co-managers
for the second primary.
These include W". G. Byers,
chairman of the Haywood Demo
cratic executive committee, and
county manager for William B.
Umstead's race, and Bryan D.
Medford. register of deeds, and
county manager for J. M. Brough-
ton in Haywood. Mr. Woody told
Mr. Johnson. "Both these men are
serving as co-managers and with
enthusiasm tor your election."
From Canton, came Fred Fer
guson, assistant manager of the
Champion Employees Store, who
was interested in Mayne Albright's
election in the May 29th election.
Mr. Ferguson will be co-manager
for Mr Johnson, serving in the
The official vote in the govern
or's race in Haywood gave Mr,
Johnson 4.110: Scott, 600; Albright
The official totals for the state
were Johnson 170.141; Scott 161..
293, AlbriEht 76231.
Injured .... 21
(This information com
piled from Records ot
State Highway PatroU