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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1948
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Wreaking Crowd Is
led At Gataloochee
KARL WARREN, the smiling gov
ernor from California, will be
Governor Thomas Dewey's running
mate on the Republican ticket
Warren swept into the vice-presidential
candidate's spot at the Re
publican convention last week.
The Hazelwood Pharmacy, a new
drug store whose owners claim to
he one of the largest and most
modern in Western North Carolina,
will open its doors July 16.
The new structure is located al
the corner of Church and Main
streets in, Hazel wood. Dr. Ralph
Keenum is co-owner and will serve
as a manager of the business.
The drug store is a modernis
tic building, all-brick with an open
glass front and solid glass doors.
Il will have modern oil-burning
air heating and a complete air
conditioning unit. The floors will
be inlaid tile asphalt. Men's and
ladies' rest rooms have been built
into the structure. The contrac
tor for the new building is Creigh
The main building will be 45 by
70 feet. The drug store will use
44 by 44 feet of the space, with
the rest devoted to storing sup
plies. Open house for the Hazelwood
Pharmacy will be held over the
Kith and 17th of July. The new
drug store is part of the Rexall
Eastern Star Will Meet
Thursday Night Here
The Eastern Star will meet on
Thursday night at 8 o'clock over
the First National Bank building.
F"our new candidates will be ini
ated before the main meeting.
Mrs. Grady Farmer will preside.
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Up ',t"" I
f$ To Attract Many People
From A Number Of States
! The N. C. Fox Hound Bench
Show high spot in the four-day
4th of July festivities will be held
on the high school athletic field at
2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Over 300 hounds with about 200
owners and handlers will be pres
ent for the event. Sportsmen from
all over the South will arrive in
Waynesville this week-end to ob
serve the show.
The hounds entered will include
some 75 entries by Haywood ccunty
men. From thirty to forty hound
, owners in the county hs'-e an
TonightN011 Cast 7,268 Voies2 Men Die Of
3rd Annual Event
Gets Underway At
Boosters Club Staging
A large caravan of modern
rides was scheduled to roll into
Waynesville last night and be set
up on the high school giounds and
in operation by tonight, for the
opening of the full week celebra
tion for the annual Fourth of July
The program, which is the third
annual event, is being sponsored
by the Boosters Club of Hazel
wood, and the rides will be the
major attraction for the first three
days. The committee in charge
said that in keeping with former
policies, no gambling devices, or
side shows will be allowed There
will be only clean, exciting rides
for all ages, it was pointed out
Tonight two softball games will
be played, with National Guard
meeting Underwood and Veterans
Electric playing Iron Duff
On Thursday night the high
school band will give a concert
under the direction of Charles Is
ley. The concert will be held in
Iho high school stadium and in the
high school auditorium in the
event of rain.
Friday night two softball games
will be played. High School will
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The District Health Department,
located in the courthouse, has an
nounced a shift in its office and
Saturday mornings will no long
er be used for a general clinic.
This clinic will now be held on
Thursday from 2 until 4 p. m
The office will be open at 8:30
a. m. and closed at 4:30 p. m.
Under the new hours, the gene
ral clinic for diagnosis, or for
examination of food handlers and
other workers, will be held dur
ing the 2 - 4 p m. period each
The immunization clinic for
smallpox, diptheria, whooping
cough, typhoid, and tetanus will
be held every Friday from 2 to
4 p. m.
The Health office especially for
mothers, infants, will be held upon
the 2nd Friday of each month from
2 to 4 p. m.
Hunters Group To
Meet On Saturday
The Haywood-Jackson Fox Hunt
ers Association will have a special
meeting here Saturday night at the
court house at 7 o'clock to com
plete final plans for the State Fox
Hound Bench Show on Monday.
J. W. Killian. president of the
group announced that Rev. Mr.
Miller, of Gold Hill, president of
the state association, and I. T. Wil
kinson, secretary, of Concord, will
attend the meeting.
Many of the members of the
state group are expected to arrive
Show On 5th
nounced their intention of trying
for the trophies and ribbons.
Stands will be set up in the ath-;
letic stadium this week to handle
the large crowd expected for the
event. A ring will fce arranged in
the stadium for the Hounds to
promenade before the judges
Those Hounds chosen by the judges ,
I as the "cream of the crop" will be'
poised upon these benches for a
final selection of the winner. j
The Puppy Class of hounds will '
be judged in a preliminary event I
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in aecona rnmary; aeon
Leads In State By 35,000
W. KERR SCOTT won the Demo
cratic nomination for Governor
in Saturday's primary by about
35.000 votes over Charles M. John
son, out of about 400.000 votes cast
in the state. All factions have
pledged united efforts in electing
the Democratic ticket in Novem
ber. For details of Mr. Scull's life,
see Capitol Letei s. on l he editorial
Of Saturday Vote
The unofficial returns as tabu
lated bv The Mountaineer for Hay
wood are as follows:
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Precinct Johnson Scott
Beaverdam 1 446 1!)
Beaverdani 2 273 2(i
Beaverdam 3 270 53
Beaverdam 4 249 55
Beaverdam 5 40H 17
Beaverdam 6 6!)7 51
Big Creek 52 0
Cataloochee 7 0
Cecil 20 9
Crabtree 16 50
Clyde 37fl 38
East Fork 73 28
Fines Creek 249 o'3
Hazelwood 274 51
Iron DulT 87 2B
Jonathan Creek 194 24
Ivy Hill 471 18
Lake Junaluska 138 58
Pigeon 120 70
N. Wavnesville 1471 165
S. Waynesville 1369 73
White Oak 45 4
Totals 370 898
Forty interested persons gath
ered in the county courthouse Fri
day night to discuss plans for
Haywood county's "Farm and
Home Field Day'' to be held on
With County Agent Wayne Cor
pening leading the meeting, the
group named several committees
to handle phases of the event.
It was decided that six events
shall be held a demonstration of
fence stripping, barn spraying,
silo building, pasture clearing,
planting of grass and clover, and
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Land Of The Sky
Work This Week
The Land of the Sky Cannery
will go into operation this week,
after 3 years of inactivity. The
cannery was closed in 1945 be
cause of market conditions, but
has been reopened by O. P.
Crews, experienced cannery op
erator from Indiana.
Field Manager BiU Hyatt will
be in charge of production at
the plant. Approximately 35
people will be employed on the
The plant will can green
beans and blackberries this
Haywood Gave John
son About 5,400 Ma
pority in Second
More than 7,200 Hay wood
voted for the two candidates lor
governor here Saturday, exceed
ing even the highest estimates of
any political observer
In unolficial returns. Haywood
gave Charles M Johnson (i.37()
votes, and W Kerr Scott H!1H This
is the same proportion as in the
first primary, when Mr Johnson
led hv a 7 to 1 majority
In N'oilli Carolina. Mi Scott re
ceived about 216000 while Ml
Johnson got about 180,000
Cataloochee precinct was the
first precinct of the 1.952 in North
Carolina to report Their ollicial
Count was made shortly beloie 7
o'clock Saturday morning, and all
seven votes went to Johnson, as
was tlu' case in the tirst election
The news was given to the Asso
ciated Press and also the United
Press, and all North Carolina ra
dio stal lulls, and dulls newspapers
earned the story of Cataloochee
The heavy voting was marked
by a calmness throughout the hu
mid day. Olliccrs reported no
The first reports began lulling
shortly alter (i:30. with Iron DulT
being the first to report after the
polls closed Clyde was in short
ly thereafter, followed by Lake
Junaluska. By 8 10 there were 1!)
of the 22 precincts in The last
one came in at 9 05
The news of the county and the
stale returns were given over sta
tion WHCC throughout the eve
ning, until Mr. Johnson conceded
Will Be Set Up
On July 1st
The Department of Molor Ve
hicles will sel up its inspection
lane in Waynesville for a two wick
period starting July I
The lane will remain in opera
tion here until July 13. From here
it will move to ('anion, where il
will remain from July 15 to 29.
i This inspection lane. No I. will
I give all cars in Hay wood county
, which have not registered an op
portunity to receive one ul the
i state's blue "OK" stickers A thor
j ough inspection of steering, horn.
lights, brakes, windows and oilier
j possible mechanical defects will
i be made
' This is the last chance car own
ers in Waynesville and the siii
i rounding area will be given to
have their automobiles inspected
j until October 1 The inspection
caravan will roll into Waynesville
! again on t hat dale.
I All cars on the Carolina high
ways wll have to be inspected In
itio first of t he year.
Tower Of WHCC
The 155-foot radio lower of sta
tion WHCC was hit by lightning
shortly before I o'clock Sunday
afternoon during the electrical
storm. About the -ante time, a
second bolt si ruck the program
line, causing an interruption of
program for about three hours
while engineers replaced burned
out parts in the transmitter.
A small motor, several meters
land switches were damaged as the
bolt surged through the inslru
j ment box at the foot of the tower.
Thp transmitter house several
' hundred feet away, had but a few
minor parts damaged
Rush On Drivers
Large crowds whose names start
with C and D awaited their turn
in getting a drivers license here sembly auditorium. Dr. Hamilton
Monday morning, as the deadline preached here for the first time
nears on Wednesday night. Patrol-, Sunday morning to the largest con
men issues 77 licenses in Sylva on ' gregation of the season. He preach
! Friday, and expected to go near.ed again Sunday night and last
that figure by yesterday afternoon night.
here. The second speaker of the week
The examiners will be in Canton will be Dr. John Short, one of the; been lecturing at Union Theologic
today and Wednesday, back here 1 foremost Congregationalist Minis- al Seminary in New York City.
Thursday, and until noon Satur-.ters in Scotland today. Dr. Short Dr. Hamilton, who for the past
day will spk Wednedny and Thnrs- Cnptinnerl on Pase Eight)
Man Is Stabbed To
Death Near Here
Robert Dudley. 41. and Jnie
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Held in the Haywod ocounty jail
in connection with the fatal stab
bing of Ed Allen. 45
SberitT R V Welch said it is
believed Allen was stabbed about
10 o'clock Sunday night in the
N'inevah section, not far from the
colored school Sheriff Welch, ac
companied by Deputy Wade Me
Daniel and Policeman Hub Run"
arrested Dudley and Dodge about
2 o'clock Monday morning
N'o charges have been filed, as
officers are completing (heir in
vestigation At noon Monday the
officers held a conference as to
further steps to be taken to com
plete the investigation of circum
stances surrounding the death of
the well-known Negro
Allen is survived by a wife and
daughter of Chicago and one sis
ter, Fannie Sisk Funeral arrange
ments will be made after the arri
val of his wife and daughter.
Near Canton Over
Two highway accidents were re
ported I rum Patrolman Bill Saw
yer, of Canton, lor the week-end
No personal injuries were reported
in Either wreck.
Friday afternoon a car and a
truck sidoswiped Just east of Can
Ion, with slight damage to (lie car.
said to have been driven by a Mr.
Claniiie. and Hie truck was driven
by Clarence H Collins, of An
drews The passenger car had dam
About midnight Saturday, a
panel Ford truck, said to have heel)
driven by a Mr. Hannah, turned
over just west of the Patton School
on Highway No. 19 and 23. A Ford
passenger car. said to have been
driven by a Mr. Gant, was involved.
The truck was damaged as it turn
ed over but no one was hurt A
hearing was scheduled for laic
Monday on the accident.
Large Crowd At
A large crowd attended the
opening auction sale of the Way
nesville Art Gallery Friday night,
and another large attendance was
had Saturday night, according to
James Mann, owner.
Mr Mann said yesterday that
indications were that this season
would even surpass the 1945 sea
son here, which has been consid
ered as one of the best in the his
tory of the section.
12 Arrested For
Being Drunk Here
Twelve were arrested by the city
police on charges of being drunk,
according to the records of Chief
of Police Orville Noland. The pe
riod covered from Saturday morn
ing, through Sunday night.
Crowds At Junaluska Are
Speakers Are On Program
The fifth week of activities at day nights.
Lake Junaluska continue tonight i While in the United States. Dr.
w hen Dr. J. Wallace Hamilton con- j Short will preach every Sunday
eludes a series of four services ! during Juiv at the Fifth Avenue
with a sermon at 8 p.m. in the As-1
Cullowhee Man Dies
Of Cuts Received
James P Watson 52 a Cullo-
tie( nllii.it -tat am operator, died
at 4 ut link Sunday afternoon from
kmlf wouiius lie received near the
Rock Service Station on the Bal
sam mad H" was rushed to the
Haywood county hospital by am
bulance hut died iH'fore receiving
Johnny ("line. 23. also ot Cullovv
het', was being held in the Hay
wood county jail at noon Monday.
No charges have been .filed, the
sllri lll s depart ment stated, aw ait
ing further investigation. Cline re
etivetl a knitc cut on the lower
part ol his stomach, and had to
have inetliial attention and later
was lodged in jail
Deputy Sheriff Wade McDaniel.
who was one of the oil icers mak
ing the investigation, said Watson
suffered a cut lung, a slash on his
collar bone, ami a stal) in the right
Also being beltl in jail at noon
Monday, in connection with the
case, were Bertha Head and Kila
Gant. No charges were preferred
against them, pending a comple
tion of the investigation of the cir
Officers making the investiga
tion and arrests, included besides
Deputy McDaniel, Deputies John
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Tidal Waves Rock
IHy the Associated Press)
Four smashing earthquakes
followed by nine tidal waves
rocked alrrady-battercd Japan
yesterday morning and left a
whole city devastated and a
thousand dead in their wake.
Fukai City, with a population
of 52.000, was reported to be
wiped out by water and shock.
Allied and Japanese govern
ments were prevented from re
porting the exact damage and
casualties because of faulty
communication. Only building's
left in Fukai City, survivors re
ported, was a government build
ing, broadcasting station, and
the telephone office.
llecaiisc air raids during the
war had thinned the cities out,
fires were said to he reduced
to a minimum.
Much damage was done by the
'quakes to trains in motion.
The American Navy was
quickly setting up emergency
units to move into the ruined
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Two Cars Damaged In
Collision On Sunday
Two cars were damaged about
$150 worth Sunday afternoon
(when they collided near the Aliens
Creek intersection, according to
Patrolman J W. May. No one
I was injured.
I The cars were driven by Jack
; Siler James, of Lake Junaluska.
and Mrs Annie Ducket!, of Aliens
Presbyteri?n Church in New York.
During Augu.-t he will preach in
Vancouver Petween Sundays he
will make tours out of New York
to preach and lecture, and it is on
one of these tours that he will
speak to Junaluska congregations.
For the past several weeks he has
To Be Added
By Co-op In
New Sub Station and
Is Included In the
Plans of Co-Op.
The Haywood Electric Member
ship Corporation of Waynesville
has received approval of a new
loan of $234,000 from Iho Rural
Electrification Administration to
finance the construction of extern
sions to serve 300 new members
ilong existing facilities of the co
operative, for Hie erection of
neve substation and for over-all
'.yslem improvements to adequate
ly serve existing and new mem
bers. Carter Osborne, president of
Hie board of directors announced
The Co-op now has 450 miles of
power lines which bring electric
service to 2800 rural consumers.
Upon completion of ils present
building plans, the system will be
increased to 600 miles of rural
lines serving 3800 consumers. Hie
"II is our purpose to see that
rural electrification in our area
keeps pace with its advance in oth
er sections of the country." Mr
Osborne declared. Congress has
indicated its interest in rural elec
trification by making more than a
billion dollars available for loans
since 1935. The greater part of
(his is being utilized by rural eler
t lie cooperatives such as ours.
This federal rural electrification
program has been a leading factor
in raising the nation's level of
electrified farms from 1 ouf of 10
In 1935 to 6 out of 10 today.
"We're going ahead witli plans
to serve the greatest possible num
ber of rural people in our area.
We operate on an area coverage
basis in other words, we hope
eventually to bring service lo ev
ery rural resident who wants elec
tricity Instead of only lo those in
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Series Of Check
Ups On Highways
Highway patrolmen in Haywood
plan a series of "checking sta
tions" within the near tuture. it
was learned this week. The plan:,
are to stop each motor vehicle and
check drivers' license and regis
tration, together with any visible
About four patrolmen will be
required to stage such a check-up
of every passing vehicle.
Plans are also underway lo start
a series of light check-up, before
long. This work is done a I night,
always near a garage or service
station where motorists can get
defects corrected immediately.
Get Farm Awards
Massie Osborne and Elmer Lim
bo of Clyde have been awarded
the Carolina farmer's degree the
highest award in vocational agri
culture in North Carolina.
Osborne is one of the outstand
ing students of vocational agricul
ture at Clyde high school and i
breeder of purebred Guernseys.
Limbo is a graduate of the cla,ss
of '48 and plans to enter State col
lege in the fall. He breeds polled
Both boys were students of R.
C. Evans, teacher of vocational ag
riculture at Clyde high.
Injured .... 24
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)