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WAYNESVILLE. N, C, FRIDAY, JULY 30. 1948
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POKING group of youngsters are, first row.
dauchtiT of Mr. and Mrs. Melburn Miller,
r of Mrs. Oleta Allen, Waynesville; Barbara
ana Mrs. Marvin Parton, Hazelwood; second row, left to riht : Robert
tilths, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lowe, Hazelwood; Guy Duncan, 2 years
ton of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Duncan, Route 1,
and Mrs Frank Duncan, Hazelwood. This
p that will be published in The Mountaineer. These pictures were made
Draft Board Is
Lned For Haywood
A five-man draft board was vp
ommended to the State Selective
Service division yesterday,
by three Haywood county of
ficials who were named by Gov.
Cherry to make the recommenda
tions. Haywood will have only
one draft hoard, with ;i member
from five different townships ol
the county. Two of the member;
recommended are veterans of
World War I and the other three
are veterans of World War II
Those named were Mudon Hoh
inson, Canton; Way Mease ol Pi
geon, W. A. Bradley, Hazcluond.
Fred Campbell, of Ivy Mill and
Waynesville, and Charles Our kott
of Fines Creek. All have accept
ed the annoinlmpnl evrenl Mr
Duckett and members of the com
mittee were to see him last night
Mr. Mease and Bradley are vet
erans of World War I and the oth
er three served in World War II.
Dr. Boyd Owen of Waynesville
was named as the board's physi
cian and R. E. Sentelle is the field
The board was named upon in
structions from Gen. J. Van Metis
(Continued on page two;
Henry Family Holds
Reunion On Aug. 15
A reunion will be held of mem
bers of the Henry family on Au
The reunion will be held at
Grady Henry's place on route 2.
Haywood Library Ends A
Busy, Successful Year
This business of running a li
brary gets more complicated each
year. In the old days, handing out
and keeping track of books was
enough work for a librarian. If
you think it's that way now, ask
Miss Margaret Johnston, the lady
who operates the Haywood County
In her yearly report released
yesterday. Miss Johnston showed
that dispensing books is just half
of the library's job. Of course, cir
culating books is a big task here.
1th summer visitors and school
children being what they are.
This year tbe library passed out
left to ritrht : Linda Gale Mil-
Waynesv ille; Mary Ann Allen,
Hose Anne Parton, 18 months,
Waynesville; David Duncan. 3
is the first of a scries of pic-
Power Rates To
Be Reduced 20 Per
Cent On August 1
" Effective August 1. some 171
1 commercial users of electric pow
er within the town of Waynesville,
will get a reduced rate, averaging
about 20 per cent, it was an
nounced this week The new rate
will appear on the bills mailed on
September I The commercial
j user s from August I on- will be
listed as grncial service' custo
mers The records of the town light
department show that there arc
r 171 commercial customers inside
the town. 7 outside and 6 indus
trial users. There are 732 domes
tic users within the city limits and
, ITiO on the outside.
A rate expert has been working
on the new rate structure for the
past few months and Just recently
turned it over to the board of al
dermen and they have approved it,
effect ive the first of next month.
No Polio Here,
Says Dr. Michal
! No polio has been reported
within Haywood county, it was
announced by Dr. Mary Michal,
county health officer.
45,036 books about 2.000 more
than were read last year.
But that's only one of the li
brary's duties. This year they car
ried on a drive to raise $3,000 for
a bookmobile. Figuring that a li
brary should get books to the peo
ple in rural areas, local folks
bought the traveling library to
take the books out to the county.
The campaign was a lot of work
and a big success. "That would
seem enough for one year, when
one considers the many letters,
talks, and publicity In such a cam
paign," said Miss Johnston in the
Continued on Page Six
Jack Messer. county superinten
dent of education, has just an
nounced the following list of teach
ers for the different school districts
in the county;
M. It Bowles. C. E Weatherby.
Mrs. Johnnie Kelett, Margaret J.
Terrell, Mrs. Ethel C. Sloan. Alta
Louise Ponder, Mrs. Lucy K. Tate
Jones, Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, Mrs.
Mary Elmore Burgess, Carl n.
Ratclilfe, J Dudley Moore. Hazel
Frances Wright. Charles O. Frai
ler, Harriett Ellen Phoenix, Chas.
Lee Islry, Jr., Margaret Chambers.
Alma Mae Jackson. Mrs. Rozelle
S. Nesbitt, Owen Corwln, John II.
Nesbilt. Fannie Howell, Margaret
Perry, Mrs. Inez Cloud Brooks
Nancy Louise Killian, Ova Pat
terson Ferguson, ' Mary Katherine
Hamilton, Mrs. Marietta W. Camp
bell, Daisy Coralee Mozeley, Mrs.
Alice Rand Brown, Mrs. Adeline
B. Patrick, Mrs. Harriet Boyd
Webster. Mrs. Elizabeth Sutter.
Lois Clark Mrs. Richard Queen.
Lawrence Leatherwood, Mrs. An
nie P. Ledbetter, Margaret Ruth
Guthrie, Mrs. Irene Grant, Lois
Harrold, Eula Patterson.
Mrs Belle F. Ratcliffe, Blanche
Jervis, Mrs. Iowa F. Boyd, Mrs.
Ina Htnry Duvall, Lou Belle Boyd,
Daisy Boyd, Mrs. Samuel Knight,
Mrs. Gussie M. Palmer, Mrs. Cuml
B. Stamey, Mrs. Lois Brlggs Hend
ry, Ruth Metcalfe, Margaret G.
Logan, Mrs. Mary S. Shuler.
Ctaudr- W. "Rogers, vMr''faye
ftavis Boyd, Mxa. ' H. M. Dulln,
(Continued on Page Two)
Postmasters from the 12th dis
trict will meet here Saturday for
a dinner in the Methodist church.
An interesting program has been
arranged by J. H. Howell. Presid
ing over the meeting will be Mrs.
Woody Amnions, post mistress
from Robbinsville. who was named
president of the district last year.
Secretary is Weaver Rutherford
of Enka. Both Mr. Rutherford
and Mrs. Ammons have been in
Waynesville making plans with
Postmaster Howell for the event.
Patrolmen Look For
Escaped Negro Convict
Patrolmen in this area have
been alerted to watch for Paul
Little, colored convict who escaped
from a work gang at Phillipsville
Thursday morning at 10:30. Lit
tle, it is reported, slipped away
from the gang at Sunset Park,
where he stole a 1941 Ford and
made a getaway.
ON BUYING TRIP
J. C. Galusha is attending the
Southeastern Gift show in Atlan
ta and buying merchandise for the
Book Store. He plans to return
Local Folks Say They Have
Seen Flying 'Whatsits' Too
The flying saucer returned
to Waynesville Monday night.
Blame it on the weather or
the Russians or on the stretch
of human imagination, but
people in Waynesville and
other parts of Western North
Carolina swear that a mysteri
ous object passed across the
sky between 9 and 10 p. m.
Observers in such scattered
communities as Sylva and
West Asheville had reported
sighting the phenomenon on
Monday night. They refused
to be laughed at sure, they
said, it was the same thing the
Eastern Air Lines pilots saw
in Alabama and the CAA men
watched out on the Pacific
Now Waynesville bears out
the story. Our town boasts
citizens with as sharp eyes as
Clyde Methodists Building A New Church
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THE FOUNDATION of the
work is heme, pushed to
cost about $:i().()00, according
To Be Held
The original event squashed by
hard rains Wednesday morning,
the Farm and Home Field Day
will go ahead with postponed plans
by opening at 8:30 Friday morn
ing on the Jack McCracken farm
near Bethel school.
Wayne Corpening, county agent,
who is heading plans for the hig
event, said that the activities will
go on as scheduled Friday.
"There's only one thing new,"
said the county agent. "We'll
haw all -thv co(d 'watermelon out
there that anybody can eat." The
watermelons are being provided
by the First National Hank.
The program Is divided into two
parts demonstral ions for farmers
under the direction of lire county
agents' office and those fur the
ladies, in charge of the home
Continued on I 'age Two;
Tour Will Get
Under Way Tues.
All is in readiness for the out-of-state
farm tour to begin on
Tuesday, with over a hundred lo
cal people signed up to go on the
tri-state jaunt, says Wayne Cor
pening, county agent.
Patrolmen from this county
have been enlisted to lead the car
avan on the first leg of the jour
ney. The tour will extend through
Friday. The Haywood group will
be feted at three banquets on its
southward swing. II will visit two
farm experiment stations and will
olserve farm methods on cattle,
dairy, tobacco and horticulture.
The tour will roll through Chat
tanooga, Tenn.. Sheffield, Ala.,
and Tullahoma, Tenn., on its 870
mile trip. It will visit the Wilson
and Wheeler Dams in Tennessee
and Lookout Mountain.
This will be the sixth annual
tour. Many wives have signed up
to accompany the men on the trek.
The trip will be broken into one
day legs and a close schedule of
activities has been arranged
the rest of the area. They say
that the strange missile paid
us a visit, loo.
Clyde Ray, local florist .41 id
that he was sitting on his
front porch Monday night
"about 9:30" when he spotted
"It came up over those
trees," Mr. Ray told a Moun
taineer reporter as he point
ed at the trees above Ceme
tery Hill, "and it seemed to
rise a little and go over that
way toward the main part of
town, although I couldn't say
how far away it was. It looked
like it would be about this
big around" he held his arms
apart "and it gave off a, kind
of pale blue glow."
Mr. Ray said that he
turned to his wife, who was
also sitting on the porch, and
(Continued on page two)
Clyde Methodist church is shown well above the ground, and
have the building completed by October. The structure will
to Rev. J. E. Sampley, pastor. ' Photo by H. H. Henry.
REV. .1. E. SAMPLEY, pastor of
the Clyde Methodist church, is
leading his church in erecting a
modern brick structure, which Is
scheduled to be ready for occu
pancy hy October. The new build
ing will cosl about $30,000. Rev.
Mr Sampley recently used the
"talent money" plan for his church
and raised over $H00 for Hie new
building, lie gave 111 members $1!
wrlh instructions to let it earn
what il could for three months,
mid bring it lo the building fund.
I'holo by 11. II. Henry.
Chest X-ray :
4928 To Date
Although the response during the I
first eight das was described as
"slow the state X-ray units lour
ing Haywood had examined 4.II2I1
persons through last Saturday.
Miss Helen Grcgson, who keeps
ease histories and files for the
X ra. survey, sairl that she couldn't
understand why the turnout lor
the X-rays Iras been comparatively
slow so far. "Maybe it's ton far
lor I hem lo come," she said "Or
masbe people are more worried
about polio than tuberculosis right
The survey has four mobile units
traveling through the county. The
drive is planned so that every per
son in the '-county will have an op
portunity to h(. X-rayed by the
campaign's close in late August.
Of the total X-rayed thus far. 107
have been sent letters asking them
lo come to the courthouse for a
re-check. "This doesn't mean any
thing serious," said Miss Grcgson.
'Continued on page two)
Missionary Conference Is
Updeway At Junaluska
The annual missionary confer
ence is underway at Lake Juna
luska (his week featuring ad
dresses by distinguished mission
ary leaders from both home and
foreign fields. Methodists from
the Southeast have gathered for
this conference, the theme of
which is "Tomorrow Is Here."
Included among the roster of
speakers for the week-end are Dr.
John Rustin, pastor of the Mount
Vernon Place church. Washington.
D C. w ho will speak on Sunday '
morning at the annual Junaluska
Day service. Dr. John Branscomb,
pastor of the First Methodist
church, Orlando, Fla., will deliver
the conference sermon Simdav
With Tuesday's thorough com
munity. wide spraying with DDT
already producing satisfactory re
sults, tlii- mayors of Waynesville
and Hazel wood are urging that all
business places on Saturday night
spray liberally, as they feel this
will add to the effectiveness of the
The spraying schedules went off
on schedule all day Tuesday, and
in some remote areas, the outfits
continued their job on Wednesday,
and put out all of the 80,000 gal
lon for llie campiga.
A strong mixture was used
around chicken lots, hog pens, and
in I lie business area.
Tire solution used in the resi
dential ilisli iets was stronger than
many people believed, inasmuch as
il was iiwide of 50 per cent wettable
DDT which provided a stronger and
more elfeclive compound than or
dinary low per centage mixture.
The people of (be area cooperat
ed in every way. Many asked that
the spi.uers include the basements,
iiml soin,. opened their basement
doors tor tbe streams of spray,
t libers joined iii in pulling the hose
abinil Ibi' house and pointed out
potential breeding places for files
Ilie rains of Wednesday morn
ing did not wash as much of the
DDI" away as some people might
have figured, one authority on DDT
pointed out. "After the solution
din-, rl is like paint, and the rains
do not do much damage. The rain
might have washed some off foliage,
hut most o the spray was put on
'Continued on Page Two)
Mark In June
Consti ur don of new buildings
hasn't been lagging in Haywood,
according lo a report by Hugh
lolly building inspector.
Mr .lollcy said that he had is
sued building permits for $72,
200 wort h ol construction in
Most ol the new buildings were
homes Inspector Jolley esti
mated that $51,000 was spent on
Business buildings consumed
S21.200 of the total.
night This is the second time
that he has spoken to Junaluska
congregations this season having
preached twice here on July 15
Other speakers of the week-end
ineJude Hrv. Clayton Calhoun who
will speak Friday morning at 11
o'clock on his experiences in China
and Mrs Induk Pahk, Korea, who
will speak Friday at 8 p. m. She
is a graduate of Wesleyan College
and Columbia University and is
an author, lecturer and leader of
Korean women. Rev. Harry Spen
cer of the audio-visual education
department of the board of mis
sions and church extension will
load a discussion on visual educa
' Continued on page two)
Published by County
Less Than Budget
The Board of County Commis
sioners in a special session Wed
nesday, adopted a budget for thp
present fiscal year, set the tax rate
at the present figure of $1 50 per
$100 valuation and approved a re
port of the county auditor. Charles
H. Metcalfe, which showed the
county had a surplus of $2fi.74i
from last year, after paying some
$70.(KK) on school building protects
at Canton and Morning Star.
The current budget require
ments total $7!)4,!)2 70. the re
port shows, with 13 different funds
being set up for the year The
hospital fund is the largest, with
$155,626, followed closely by the
old age assistance fund of $ 1 5.t".
520. The school fund calls for
$132,046. The hospital fund, how
ever, is not all raised by taxes, in
fact only about $12,00(1 represents
tax money. The current estimated
valuation Is set at $27,500,000
The total requirements to be
raised by taxes for the year is
$371,250, and only slight changes
were made in the tax rate assigned
each fund from last year The
largest difference was in the
school fund, while on the other
hand, a reduction in the Canton
building schooi iynd was reduced,
which about veni - tht inter
change. Debt service this year is set at
$73,948, while the general fund
was held at $65,000.
In a published treasurer's state
ment, published today. Hi Met
calfe's report shows that the
county had a cash surplus of $211,
607 as of June 30, of this amount,
there was $145,861 of 1D4H pie
The report showed I bat (he in
come from taxes for the current
year totaled $400,843. with S6.!2.t
coming in for taxes prior to 1945.
The county has been pushing col
lection of old taxes, and in addl
lion to the principal, collected S3 -(Continued
on Page Twoi
Rev. T. H. Parris
Resigns As Pastor
Of Clyde Church
The Rev. T If Parris la( Sim
day resigned as pastor of the Clyde
Baptist church to accept a cal! to
the Baptist church at Pil.,1 Moun
tain. Mr. Parris' resignation is
to become effective September 1.
Mr, Parris has served the peo
ple of Clyde for lire past seven
years. His successor has not yet
Meet At 8 Friday
The Merchants Assoeialion wilt
hold a meeting tonight a the
Chamber of Comerco at R o'c lock,
for 45 minutes, Dave Felniet, pres
ident, announced yesterday.
"There are several matters
which must be discussed, as tby
mean business for us." hp said.
"Therefore, I urge everv merchant
to be present for the brief 45-
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Stale Highway PatroL)