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Published Twice A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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GKIMSHAWES' 'V. S. Building'.
GRIMSHAWES CI r i in -shawes
claims the distinction of
having the smallest post office in
the United States. It is a log
trimmed building about four by
five feet over in Jackson Counly.
Operating ycar-'round, and offer
ing full facilities parcel post, reg
istered mail, and money orders,
included it serves about 10 fam
ilies in addition to summer vaca
tionists. Mrs. Dewey Passmore is
The Clyde chapter of the Fu
ture Farmers of America has re
cently been awarded the silver bar
by the state association of Future
Farmers. This bar will be placed
on the plaque which was awarded
this chapter last year for out
standing achievements in vocation
Only a limited number of chap
ters received this state award. In
order to gain this recognition a
chapter must have all of its mem
bers working very hard on a well
balanced program. Each member
is scored according to his accom
plishments in actual farming, co
operative activities, home and
community service, leadership ac
tivities, earnings and savings, con
duct of meetings, scholarships,
recreation and publicity. All the
individual scores are totaled and
the final score is sent to the state
executive secretary at Raleigh, N.
C. Those chapters having the
highest score are recognized at
the state convention and awarded
The Clyde chapter plans to rank
as high next year or even higher.
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Into Town From Several
States For Show Monday
The hounds and the fox hunters
are coming to town.
Sportsmen from all over the
South will be rolling into Waynes
ville this week-end to prepare
their hounds for the N. C. Fox
Hound Bench Show to be held
Over 300 hounds and perhaps
200 handlers are expected to be
ready for the event. Writers from
national sporting magazines, fox
hunting officials and many specta
tors will flock into the athletic
field Monday afternoon at 2 p. m.
Stands will be set up to care for
For local interest, some 75
hounds will be entered from Hay
wood county. From 30 to 40 hound
owners have announced intention
of entering the event.
Ringmaster for the show will
be Bob Collins of Ashevllle, H. P.
Richards, a veteran hound man
On July 15th
The mass chest x-ray survey
"ill he carried on in Haywood
countv starting July 15.
Or M H Miehal, district health
officer, estimates that 20.000 peo
ple will be included in the survey.
The x-rays will he made irom four
mobile units located on busses
The survey will include three
other counties Jackson, Macon
and Swain. It will extend until
Several groups and organiza
tions in this county are cooperat
ing with (he health department by
having block x-rays made of their
Miss Frances Kornegay, health
educator of the Tuberculosis Con
trol Division in Raleigh, is in
Waynesville this week making
plans for the survey. The State
Board ot Health, which Miss Kor
negay represents, is furnishing
the x-ray units and technicians.
The local health department is
supplying clerks, promotion and
schedules for the project.
The survey is for every person
15 years of age and over. How
ever, contacts of known cases of
tuberculosis who are under 15 and
others referred by the Public
Health Department will he in
cluded. The x-ray is free and will take
only a minute or two. It requires
no undressing. Each person x
rayed will receive a report by
Those whose x-ray reveal an ab
normal condition will be given
Schedules for the location of
the mobile units will be announced
later in The Mountaineer.
Drivers Urged To
Take It Easy
An appeal has been made to
North Carolina drivers to take
it extra easy this week-end.
Motor Commissioner Landon
C. Rosscr In Raleigh asked mo
torists to use extreme caution
during the busy July 4th period.
He recalled that eight persons
were killed over the holidays
last year in the state.
"Motorists will have to exer
cise self-restraint on the high
ways this week-end," said Ros
ser. "Hold down your driving
speed, stay in line on hills and
curves, don't drive if you drink,
and observe all traffic signs,
signals and regulations."
Ferguson Estate Sold
To Weaver Kirkpatrick
Mr. and Mrs Weaver Kirkpat
rick. of Newport News, have pur
chased the Garland Ferguson es
tate hero, and plan lo make this
their home. The property included
II acres and the Ferguson home
place on I.ovc Lane, and a lot on
The sale was handled by Henry
Gaddy, and no purchase price was
from Bluff City, Tenn., will be the
Classes which Mr. Richards will
judge include best Derby male un
der two years, best derby female
under two years, best all-age male
and best all-age female.
A preliminary show will be the
contest for the best puppy in the
show under six months old. This
is slated for 1 o'clock.
A special meeting of the Haywood-Jackson
Fox Hunters Asso
ciation will be held in the court
house tomorrow night at 7 p. m.
Final plans for the Bench Show
will be blue printed at that time.
j. W. Killian, president of the
group, announced that the Rev.
Glenn Miller of Gold Hill, presi
dent of the state association and
I. T. Williams of Concord, secre
tary, w'l' be Present at the final
Posed For Cat
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THESE KITTENS from the Stotc ot Kentucky posed for the 1948 National
Ct Week seals and posters. Seals are sold to cat owucis to defray the
cost of supplying literature to school? anil the griieral public. The slogan
of National Cat Week, set tor Nov. 7 to 13, is "upprei ial ion. undrr
standiiig and better care" or the felines. (liitenialio- a1;
Old Rilles Echo On
Fie Top As 75 Shoot
In Cataloochee Natch
Waver As Scott
y Although Kerr jSeott rljhched
the gubernatorial election Sat
urday, his victory didn't sweep
Haywood county off its feet
Haywood remained solidly in
favor of defeated Charles M.
The county gave Johnson 7,
451 votes, completely overshad
owing Scott's 891. The vole was
a surprisingly heavy turnout.
Scott failed to win a single
precinct In the county.
Are Being Built
Street forces are making
pairs on sidewalks on Main street.
Two sections have hern dug up
and new walks built These include
the part in front of the library
and other section in front of Wat
The sidewalks wi re broken and
made walking hazardous.
Haywood Highway Mishaps
Follow State Trend Upward
Traffic accidents in Haywood
county, following Hie trend in the
rest of the state, headed upward
in May .
Accidents in this county in .May
resulted in the death of one per
son and injuries to eight.
The June highway toll was much
lighter. No one was killed last
month and only three injured.
The state records showed that
61 persons were killed in highway
mishaps during May. a 30 per cent
increase over May of last year.
Most disturbing factor in the
May report was the 4o per cent
increase in pedestrian fatalities
Officers Holding 2 Men,
3 Women In Death Cases
Johnny Cline, 23, of Cullowhee,
.:.t, I ii3 r.ant anri Rer-
tha Head, remain in jail here, as m the Haywood county jail, being
the result of the death of James held in connection with the fatal
P, Watson, 52-year-old service sta- : stabbing of Ld Allen. 4,i, also coi
tion operator of Cullowhee. who ored. .
died shortly after being cut last Allen s slashed body was found
Sundav afternoon not far from ,hp 1 'eon Street
Members of the sheriffs office colored school early Monday morn
... 0,iH th nn rharces ing. He had suffered innumerable
,;, fiiH affainst either nf
Ud yc uci 1 1 nwu -e
the three, pending further inves
tigation of the case.
-i ; nfTaro1 lrnifri U'niinH in
his stomach and after receiving meantime, the off.cers are continu
treatment, was taken to the Hay-their investigation.
wood county jail. ""7 (,serv,ces r we" hld
Watson was buried Wednesday Thursday afternoon for Allen. His
in the Holly Springs Baptist lw'fe and daughter of Chicago ar-
chureh cemetery near Bryson City
By SANDY GRADY
j The echoes went back three gen
eral ions to the old-time hunters
and 1 1 lit-1 1 u ii when the long mus
kets cracked again through the
mists on Kie Top Mountain Wed
) Some 75 marksmen drew a bead
on targets across the Fie Top
meadow in t lie. annual Cataloochee
Musket Shooting Match. All of
them grizled veterans and the
eagle-eyed youngsters hied away
with Hie worn muskets for a quar
ter of the prize steer ottered by
Tom Alexander of Cataloochee
, They had to tote the five-foot
I runs up the sleep, rocky Cataloo-
, ehee trail in modern automobiles
and the powder came from hard
, ware stores but the rides were
I he same weapons w hich Haywood
hunters (anied through the woods
a century ago Sonic of them wi-rc
a hit cantankerous, embarrassing
their owners hy relusing to lire at
the critical moment lint when they
went off Kiev went with a bang
plenty ol smoke, noise, and accur
acy. Sonic 250 people made the up-
hill trek lo see the contest. They
; dodged i nl i'i mil I enl rains, watched
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Twelve per cent of the victims
were killed while crossing rural
highways: five deaths came to chil
dren under nine year of age,
struck while playing in roadways;
other pedestrians lost their lives
getting out of vehicles or not
crossing at intersections
Eighty -three per cent of all pe
destrian deaths and 53 per cent of
all pedestrian injuries occurred on
Seventeen persons were killed
in the state and 1B9 were injured
when their tars ran olT roadways
1 Robert Dudley, 41
Dodge, both colored
knife wounds and stabs.
No charges have been filed, ac
cording to the sheriff's office, and
no date set for a hearing. In the
Business Will Suspend
Monday For 4th; Court
House, Banks To Close
Hornet's Nest Is
Trouble Maker, As
Home Catches Fire
When you stir up a hornets
nest, it often causes trouble, and
that is exactly what happened
about ten o'clock Tuesday night,
when a Daisey Avenue resident
started to destroy a nest of hor
nets. lie used a blazing torch, and was
"burning out'' the pests, the side
of the house caught on fire, both
inside and out.
The fire was quickly put out.
and Hit- hornets are no more
Fire Chief Clem Fitzgerald re
ported "No Damage".
Frank Knutti Is
New Manager Of
Frank Knutti assumed the duties
of general manager of Kadio Sta
tion WHCC here Wednesday. Mr.
Knutti will have complete charge
of the operation of the station, and
the scheduling of all programs.
Mr. and Mrs. Knutti end daugh
ter arrived here Monday night
from Lake Worth, Fla and are
making their home at the Speaas
apartment on Walnut Street.
Mr. Knutti started to work in
radio in 1923, and has worked on
such stations as KOKA Wl.W and
on all four networks. He has been
on stations in St. Petersburg. Palm
Beach, and hake Worth. For sev
eral years he was general manager
of station WORD in Spartanburg.
He and Mrs. Knutti are natives
of West Virginia. He is a talented
Ilesides his duties as an execu
tive in radio, he has had consider
able experience In announcing, pro
gramming. and (jiving play-by-play
; descriptions of sports.
A weed killing demonstration
will be given on the G. C. Palmer
farm in Crabtrec township this
afternoon at 2 o'clock, announced
Wayne Corpenlng. county agent.
A representative from a com
mercial concern will assist in the
demonstration. The weed killing
will be done by tractor and by
hand. The weed killer 2, 4-D will
he used in the demonstration. It
will be applied to an acre of corn.
All farmers, vocational teachers
and agricultural students are
urged to be present.
Musical Program At Lake
To Begin Series Of Varied
Programs For This Week
Religious services and a musi
cal program mark the activities of
the Fourth of July week-end at
Lake Junaluska. Dr. Paul Hoon.
pastor of the First Methodist
church in Philadelphia will be the
featured speaker on the 4th at
both the morning and evening serv
ices. He will speak again Monday
night. He win give a special ad-
oress in tne waynesville nign sta
dium Monday morning at 10 a. m.
at an Independence Day celebra
tion. Tonight at 8 o'clock a musical
program will be presented in the
assembly auditorium. It is the
first program of its kind to be
given here this season. Under the
direction of Dr. Cyrus Daniel, the
director of music who arrived here
last Monday, the program will fea
ture a song cycle "Flora's Holiday"
by H. Lane Wilaon sung by the
quartet. Organ numbers will con
sist of a group of transcriptions
Business in general will be sus
pended in Waynesville from Sat
urday afternoon to Tuesday morn
ing in observance of the Fourth of
Monday, July 5, will be a gen
eral holiday Stores and places of
business in Waynesville and Hazel
wood will be closed, according to
an aiinouncenaent from Dave Fel
met, president of the merchants
Mr Feliuet asked all merchants
of the community to cooperate
with the merchants association
and the Hazehvood Boosters Club
by displaying flags on the occa
sion and "doing everything pos
sible to make the day a full suc
cess." All offices in the courthouse ex
cept the sheriff's office will be
closed for the holidays.
The banks in Hazclwood and
Waynesville will also close their
doors to business on Monday.
The post office windows will not
be open until Tuesday morning.
A full schedule of activities is
planned for the week-end. with
ball games, a hound show, dancing,
a carnival and band concert.
The Mountaineer will appear
us usual on Tuesday.
Bought To Clear
5-Mile Sewer Line
Workmen Busy Clear
ing Line of Obstruc
tions, Using Spe
The Town of Waynesville has
bought special tools and equip
ment for use in keeping the 5-mile
sewer line from Hazclwood to a
point below Lake Junaluska on
Pigeon river open.
The line has been giving some
trouble lately du,. lo the heavy
volume of sewerage being emptied
into the line, that any abnormal ob
ject causes an overflow.
Workmen this week took from
the line a huge hub. apparently
from a logging carl. Not long ago
an extra large dog was taken from
the line The dog had been put into
the line through one of the many
man holes on the 5-niile line.
The special equipment cost $1,
J1O0. and a new ol workmen are at
work on some sections of the lines
now, giving it a thorough cleaning
so I he sewerage can flow at a fast
er rale lo the river Special heavy
steel expanding brushes are being
pulled through the line. At places
the line is 30 inches in diameter.
It was built about !( years ago.
Lemere s Arcadian
The quartet which will be re
sponsible for much of the music
at the assembly this summer is
composed of Kay Fryer, soprano;
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Larry Y llliams Takes
Position in Washington
Larry L. Williams has left for
Washington. D. C, where he has
accepted an appointment as an at
torney in the Antitrust Division of
the Department of Justice.
Mr. Williams made an outstand
ing record while at Wake Forest
College, where he received his B.S.
and L.L.B. degrees. He is a mem
ber of the N. C Bar and Phi Delta
Phi International Legal Fraternity.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank P Williams nf Waynesville.
Remaineder of Week
To Have Full Civic
and Spbrts Programs
Take a lot of thrilling rides,
ball games, music, dancing, and
one of the top sporting events in
the state. Mix them together and
you'll have the concoction which
will give Haywood county its most
colorful Fourth of July in years
on July 5th.
The big week-end was alrpady
getting underway last night with
a band concert, and will follow
through tonight with a Softball
double-header. High School plays
the National Guard in a 7:15
game, and Slacks tangles with Al
iens Creek in the final tilt.
Baseball will be on the menu
tomorrow afternoon when Hazel
wood, the local scmipro club in
the Industrial League, meets
Clearw ater on the high school dia
mond at 3:30. Sunday afternoon
promises an exciting battle when
Hazel wood plays hosts to the new
Meanwhile, the rides at the sta
dium will be doing business with
several new rides this year and
the Hazclwood Boosters are spon
soring the event and permit only
clean attractions on the grounds
no sideshows or gambling.
Sunday evening at 8 o'clock the
churches of the community will
meet In the stadium at 8 o'clock
for a union service. The ministe
rial association will have charge of
The Independence Day address
will be made in the high school
stadium at 10 o'clock Monday
morning. Dr. Paul W. Hoon of
Philadelphia will be the speaker.
Monday afternoon the stadium,
center of the week-end activities,
become the focus for sportsmen
from all over the South when the
North Carolina Fox Hound Show
is held there. The show begins at
2 o'clock. Seventy-five lopnotch
hounds from this county will com
pete with entries from the state
and the South in the fancy event.
Big 4-H Group
Will Make Trip
To White Lake
Over 100 4-H Club members
from Haywood county will spend
five days at White Lake from July
5 to 10, according to Wayne Cor
penlng, county agent.
The Waynesville group will
leave here Monday morning at
8 o'clock. The Canton boys and
girls will depart from there at
8:45 a. m. They will leave from
the Chamber of Commerce in
Twelve local leaders will accom
pany the group, including one
nurse The adults making the trip
are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Isley.
Carl RalelilTe. Margaret Green.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rogers. Edith
Nolanri. Elise DeLoz.ier, Joe Cline.
Mrs. Herbert Singletary and Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Corpening.
Owned By Massie
The huge searchlight that has
been flashing across Waynesville
skies during the past few days is
owned by Joe Massie and will be
on display in front of the Park
The light is an 18-milIion can
dlepower unit which was pur
chased from the Army surplus
supply. It has its own power unit
and can develop 300 amps.
It will be on disrjlav before the.
j Park Theater Saturday night.
Injured .... 24
(This information com
piled from Records ot
State Highway Patrol.)