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The Waynesville Mountaineer
and Friday 1
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The
Greal Smoky Mountains National Park
United Press and Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
tkens Are Named As "Master Farm Family'
art Lata Fog
All Haywood Schools
Except Canton, Will
Open, Monday Aug. 30
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-l.i-i,v I .inn families in worm Carolina. Nuiwn here are the parents and nine clul
huii! urn: Mrs. Carrol Brysou, graduate of Western Carolina Teachers College: Mary
Mrs McCracken, Peggy. Mrs. Paul Sutton, also a graduate of Western Carolina
D.uhl. :i student -it N. C. Slate College; William, graduate of a .junior college: Carrol
JJlauiiMil i-aunty tanner; truest, graduate oi Western Carolina learners ColleKe. and
k i,l tin1 North Carolina Equipment Service, and Albert McCracken. Jr.
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State X-Ray Unit
Will j?e Here On
Aug. 3ti And 3l
The mobile X-Ray unit of the
Tuberculosis Control division of
the state board of health will be
back in Haywood county for two
days, Aug 30 and 31.
A unit will be located In Way
nesville for the two days mention
ed, and one in Canton on the same
days. This is to reach persons who
missed the unit when it was here
due to a breakdown in X-Hay
equipment, Dr. M. B. Michal of the
local health department announc
ed. This will lie the last chance to
receive free chest X-Hay. as all
units are leaving the district a(tf
Manley Richman, 70, veteran of
Ihe Spanish-American War and na
tive of Haywood county, died on
Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The body will arrive here Wed
nesday morning and will be taken
to the Crawford funeral home
where funeral services will be held
at 4:30 p. m. the same day. The
Rev. R. L. Youne will officiate.
Military rites will be in charge
of the American Legion and pall
bearers will be members of the
Legion. Interment will be in
Crawford Memorial Park.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Rhoda Richman of Waynesvlle, two
children by a former marriage,
Mrs. C. N. Moore of Asheville and
Paul Richman of Sylva; one daugh
ter, Mrs. John Harvey, Jr., of Way
nesville; 5 sons, George of War
renton, Harold of Cullowhce, Frank
and F.dward of the U. S. Army in
Denver, Colorado and Japan, and
Joe of Waynesville; one brother,
(Jus Richman of Asheville; one
sister, Mrs. Mahala Gordon of
Asheville; 11 grandchildren and 5
Arrangements are under the di
rection of Crawford Funeral Home.
W. T. Derrick, 86,
Of Balsam Died
William Ten-el' Derrick. 8. resi
dent ol Balsam, died at the liotnr
ol a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Rbine-
hart. in llazelwood shortly After 3
o'clock Monday morning, follow
ing a brief illness.
, Funeral services will be held to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Pleasant Ha ham Baptisl
Church with the Hcv. N. I,. Steph
ens officiating. Burial will be in
Red Hank Ceiiutci v .
(rand ens will m rve as pall
hearers and are F.ucrm Sin.it her -.,
Cordon Sinalhors. Llnvd Dcirick,
Charlie Derrick. Don Siiiathers. and
I The body will be taken to lr."
limine .if Mrs. lihinrhail at III. M
f a m. today .
Mr. Derrick wa.. a native oi Clay.
Inn, (in , but spent niii.st ol In . lite
at Italsam. Ills wile. Mrs. F.mria
' S ii i.i I hers Derrick, died in l!)2(.
I Surviving are six daughters. Mrs
Hufus Snialhers, Mrs. Frank
Smalliei's, Mrs. Paul Arringtnn, all
of Route 1, Waynesville. Mrs. Gola
I Buchanan of (iastonia, Mrs. A. C.
Crawford of Balsam, and Mrs.
Rh inehaii . ol llazelwood.
j liaiTctt l unci al Home is
'charge of arrangements.
Cpl. W. D. Pace,
Canton Veteran To
Be Buried On Wed.
Funeral services lor Cpl. Wins
ton D Pace of Canton, who died in
from wounds suffered in ac
tion in Belgium, will be held Wed
nesday afternoon at 2.3(1 o'clock
The service will be at West Can
ton Baptist church, wilii the Rev.
C fl Green officiating. Burial will
be in memorial plot at Ron-A-Venture
cemetery, with the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the American
Legion in charge of graveside rites.
Cpl Pace, wlio served in Kng
land. France and Belgium, was 2(1
years of age at the time of his
Surviving are the parents. Mr.
and Mrs E. A. Pace of Canton:
liree brothers, Wendell. Forrest
and F. A. Pace, Jr., of Canton, and
lour sisters, Mrs. Amos Webb of
Michigan. Mrs. 1). L. Suminey of
Waynesville, Mrs Eugene Robin
son and Mrs. J, Spurgeon Williams
Crawford funeral home is in
charge nf arrangements.
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'file cou nl.
cat ion w as i ;
s( hool S .si ,
week tor the
car ol school
Supt. Jack Messei -had
called a meeting
' eipals in the county
Intel from ti :ll a. in I
I lie board ol eilucal ion
Mr. Messei said that
list is nearly complete
.' . Aug-
(1 1st i let to
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hand lor the be-
Meeting of Lunch
Room Workers Set
The meeting ol lunch room offi
cials in the county school .system
has been re-set for Wednesday at
9 a in. al the llazelwood grammar
school, it was announced by Mrs.
Hufus Silcr lunch room supervisor.
All lunch room workers and
school principals are urged to at
tend the meeting, which will last
all day. Lunch will be served at the
school, according to Mrs. Siler.
Two County Men
To Enter Flowers
In Annual Show
Tom Campbell and J. B. Ivev are
expected to give other dower grow
ers keen competion with their dis
plays at the !Mh annual flower and
vegetable show in Asheville on
August 2fi-27, at the city auditor
Mr. Ivey will have a special ex
hibit from his gardens at Lake
.liinaluska. and Mr. Campbell wiil
display flowers Irom his garden on
the Maggie highway. The ..'vent is
being sponsored by the Men's Gar
den club ol Asheville.
K. N. I.oekwood is pre.-iden' . and
announced the event is open to all
in the amateur rl,iss both ,n II ic -ers
Joins Staff Of
Jack Hammette, of Spartanburg,
has joined the slafT of WHCC, it
was announced by Frank Knulti,
Mr Hsmmette was formerly with
WSPA and WORD in Spartanburg,
and WBHO in Forest City. He and
Mr. Knutti has been associated on
other stations before
After attending the University
of Virginia, he entered the adver
tising field, nd for some time he
traveled and then became eastern
sales manager for 8 years of the
Louis F. Dow Company. He has
been in radio work nianv vears.
I materials are on
ginning of classes,
j When Ihi' schools open .Monday .
I Supt. Messer warned that all chil
dren entering the first grade must
j have a certificate of inoculation for
small pox. diphtheria and whooping
I Three teachers meetings will be
held in the county tins week. The
i teachers in the Crabtree-lron DulT
area will meet at the Crablree
school on Thursday. Aug 2l, at
(2 p.m. Bethel district teachers will
! meet at the Bethel school on Fri
day al 10 a.m. Clyde district leach
ers are scheduled to meet at the
Clyde school Friday at 2 p.m.
Registralii.il tor Hie .sen, or high
ifhool was reported to he going in
a "satisfactory" manner Monday
morning by M. II. Bowles, snpl of I
city schools. Mr. Bowles mi id thntt
around 75 seniors had already en
rolled fur the term. I
l lie nth grade will register to
day, beginning at l a m and clos-
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This Is Last
Missing Man Is
In L. Junaluska
Steadings, 21, Missing
Since Early Friday
WAI.TFR T. CRAWFORD. Waynes
ville attorney, died early Mon
day morning al the Haywood coin:
y hospital, following a short ill
ness Funeral services will he held
at 111 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Walter T. Crawford,
Died Early Mon.
W aller Tow nsend Craw f ord. 44.
.yell-known Waynesville attorney,
died in Ihe Haywood Coiinly Hos
pital about four o'clock Monday
I inoi inn," following a brief illness
Funeral services will be con
'dueled al Ihe Crawford Funeral
I Home this morning al 10 o'clock
'with the Rev. I,. (J. Klliolt. pastor
of Ihe First Baptist Church, oil i
elating. Interiiient will lie in Green
Pti 1 1 hearers will-be- Rov Fruncls.
M ;. Stanley. Grover Davis, (l aves
Alley, .lames II. Howell, ,lr', Alvin
W'aid. Frank Ferguson, Jr. and
John M Queen. Sr.. all members ,,l
The closing week ol the season
goi underway al Lake Junaluska
Sunday mei mug when Bishop F.d
win II,, It Hughes delivered the first
sermon ol "Preaching Week," the
session which has closed every As
sembly season since it
The principal speakers of the
week are 111 Chester A McPheet
ers. pastor ol the Metropolitan
Methodist rhiirih in Detroit and
Ifev Harold A Cockburn. pastor
of St Mm had s church. Dumfries,
Si ol land
Services w ill be conducted each
.wiling during the week and al
li o'clock on Tuesday. Wednesday
and Thursday mornings. Rev.
Cockburn will speak Tuesday night
and Wednesday and Thursday
mornings The rest of the ser
vices will b,. led by Dr. MePheet-
Oi.ieers and boat men continued
to search the bottom of Lake Juna
luska yesterday afternoon lor the
body of Kdgar Vernon Steadings.
24, believed by officers to be some
where in the 230-acre lake of the
Southern Methodist Assembly
Max Cochran, chief ol police of
l..'lLl .Illll'Ollulf ,1 tl'h,. I. 1...
the search, told The .Mountaineer
yesterday. I have every reason in
j believe the body of the young soda
inker is in the lake Evidence in
i hand is that he left a note, to
'gelher with his wallet and watch
, wilh a former employer, then hir
i'd a taxi in Waynesville that car
ried him to the edge of the As
sembly grounds There Steadings
;lold Ihe driver he would walk the
j rest nf the way. as he was going
J hack of the Mission Building, w hich
is near the dam.
Cochran continued by saying.
"The note was addressed to 'Mary'
and said. T am leaving this world. .
Keep this (wallet and watch) in
remembrance of me. Cannot ex
plain." There was no money in
the wallet, officers said. Thev did
not know the identification of the
girl addressed in the note
Steadings has not been seen
since h left the taxi between
and 12:30 on Friday morn-
ing at 3 p.m. Tenth graders regis-!
ler on Wednesday, ninth graders on i
Thursday, and cighlh graders on
Friday. First graders will iclmsI, 1
Ihe opening day of school.
The leachers and principal, in
the Waynesville district will hold
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Hie Hay wood Bar
Brisk Here In
July, Says Jolly
Building coiL.truchon in Way n
villi- continued lo hoom last mouth,
according to building inspecloi
Mr. Jolly announced thai build
ing perniils for dwellings du
July totaled $2b',f50. Business
struclirin hit the $25.00(1 mark,
Stock Of Goods
son of Mrs V il-
linin Thomas Cniwloid and the late
Congressman Crawford, was b in
in Waynesville on August . IIHI4
and spent mosl of his life here He
was a graduate of Ihe Waynesville
High School, Mars Hill College, and
Wake Foresl Law School. Before
entering Mars Hill, he served a
I hi ee. year period with Hie C. S
Ai my in Hawaii.
l or the past Iwenly -on,. v e
Mi ( 'rawfoid had practiced law
Way nosv ille He was a member
He oitb Carolina Slate liar Assn.
nation. III.- Haywood County B.u
A social ion, a former County al
lorney. loriner member of I he
Haywood County Hoard nl Flec
tions, and a member of the l-'ii-si
'"K i Baptist Church. He was also promi-
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Rev Coekbtiin will speak here
following an appearance at Mon
treal Hi MePheelers. who served
for many years as pastor of Indiana
churches anil lor four years was
a member of the Federal Council
of Churches of Christ, was the
platform speaker during Preach-! 12: 15
ing Week at the close of the 1946 I ino
Dragging of the
i ills week will close a season
during which III conferences have
been field ami to which more than
10,000 people from many points
throughout the I nited Stales have
Dining Hie summer, leaders of
American Mollmdisl have been the
plallorm speakers in daily address
es Other IcaliircK of tin- sum
mer's program have included musi
cal events, the coronation of the
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Lake began Sat
urday, and continued on through
Sunda'y, with special grappling
hooks made by the Waynesville
police and fire department. Chief
Nidand of the Waynesville. police,
has ttiken an active vi t in drag
ging the lake The water was
lowered about live feet, hut the
gales were closed Sunday afternoon.
Homer Justice Das sold Un
building al llazelwood that was
formerly used as his furniture store
to Grover Leatherwo-id Mr Jus
tice has moved his sto-k of furni
ture to the huilding on Depol
Street opposite the Haywood Farm-
i ers Cooperative.
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'"r s'afT of
Set For Thursday
The Riverside watershed tour
ill be held Thursday, starting at
9 a m. ?t the Crabtree school.
Farms to be visited are as fol
lows: D. J. Noland, dairy and to
bacco; G. C. Palmer, hybrid corn
varieties; B. F. Nesbit, corn test;
E. C. Beck, dairy and pasture im-
Ensign Charles Hyatt, USNR and
L'SNC, son of Mr and Mrs. Harry
Hyatt, is serving as 3rd officer on
the U. S. Army Transport, Carroll
Victory, which arrived in New
York Sunday wilh the bodies of
2,000 American war dead.
While the transport was in dock
at Naples, Ensign Hyatt visited
places of interest in Rome and
other Italian cities.
The vessel docked yesterday
morning at the Brooklyn army base
provetnent; Joe Palmer, hybrid i where memorial services were held.
torn; John Hippg and H. Rath bone, The arrival of the ship brings to
hybrid corn; Andy Ferguson, to- 1 74,542 the number of dead return
bacco, pasture improvnnt and ed to the United States from all
i'ge corn, war areas.
To Hold Dinner
The Military Order of World
Wars will meet Wednesday evening
at 7:30 for dinner at Patrick's
Col. James Hardin Howell urges
all former officers who served dur
ing either of the World Wars to attend.
Mrs. Pearl Roberts of the Em
pire Producing Company of Kan
sas City arrived Sunday for a ten
day visit in town. Mrs. Roberts will
direct the Junior Chamber of Com
merce production, "Fun for You."
to be staged Sept. 2 and 3 in the
high school auditorium.
No New Cases Of
Polio Found Here
No new cases of polio have
been reported in Haywood coun
ty, it has been announced by Ir.
M. B. Michal of the local health
The only two cases of polio
myelitus found in this count
were isolated cases on Aug 3
FLORIDA EDITOR IIEftE
E D. Lambright. editor of t he
Tampa Tribune, and Mis. Lam
bright are at the Country Club
for a couple of weeks.
Two Men Nabbed
Load Of Liquor
Paul Mitchell McGowan. of
WoodtiiH. S C. and Ben Honey
cut I, if Jackson county, were bound
oyer to superior court under $500
bond each In V. S Commissioner
W II Xolaiul here Monday morn
ing on charges of transporting 45
gallons of non-tax paid whiskey.
The two men were arrested Fri
day night by members of the
shnnl's department and highway
The men were driving a 1040
Ford coupe, and were arrested un
the highway in llazelwood.
Colored High School
Students To Register
Here Next Tuesday
All colored high school students
in Waynesville arc requested to
j register at the Pigeon Street school
between 9 and 3 on Tuesday, Au
gust ,'tLst This registration is
of vital importance A. J. Hulchins,
superintendent of the Canton
schools said. "We must have the
complete registration in order to
plan our year's work."
The Itev. lai I
wcl I -know n Mel In
( leala. Fla died ;
day night of a lie
". W. White. 7K.
idr.l minister of
l f! o'clock Sun
ai I attack at his
Ihe Lake Juna
inlily properly and
stdence al Ihe as-
Miiiimcr collage at
In ka VI. Mi, ah .1 a s
I le had ovy m-d
sembl.y lor I lie past several years.
Mi While hail sencd some 55
y eai - oi the imni si i
Si.1 y ring are the widow, who
was vi ilh h,i:i at the tune of death,
one daughter. Mis. . T Izlar of
Oiala and two grandchildren
The body will he rct'irncd lo
Oiala lot luiieial services and
burial. Ciaw lord funeral home is
in charge ol arrangements here.
70 Gallons Of
In Garage Here
Between 5 and 70 gallons of
non-tax paid liquor was poured
down the drain in the court house
here Saturday night, after being
raptured in Ihe Hen Noland ga
rage at llazelwood.
Noland is under bond, and a
healing has been set for Saturday-
be for I S Commissioner W. H.
Noland al the court house.
Members of the Alcohol Tax
I nit and the Highway Patrol made
Hie raid and arrest.
"If we do not dlsrover the body,
or get something definite lv Wed
nesday, we plan to entirely drain
the Lake," Officer Cochran said
"Kxperfs tell us thai Ihe body will
float by Wednesday unless lodged
among the many rocks, or ikbns in
Ihe Lake." he continued
Members of Ihe Junaluska Motor
Boat Club have given olTners as
sistance in providing boats, and
helping drag the lake hoi torn.
Most of Ihe search has centered
around the dam. and Ihe rock cliff
under Ihe cross. Chief Cochran
said the walrr at both places was
about .'01 feet deep.
"We are handicapped m drag
ging because of brush and rocks on
the lake lied," the officer said.
Chief Cochran said that on Sun
day afternoon a .searching party
of highway patrolmen, oilier offi
cers and a group of interested
citizens, combed the woods in and
around the lake, in an effort to
see if any clues of the missing man
could be found Nothing of value
was discovered, he disclosed
The missing man had never been
seen on the lake grounds, Mr.
Cochran pointed out. "The fact
lhat he drank Ivsnl at one time,
although claiming he drank it by
mistake, led us to make the search
of the woods.
"Wa have absolutely no clues
other than the note, and statement
of the taxi driver who drove hnn
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Where's The Best Fishing,
Pigeon East Or West Fork?
With one of the most successful Game Warden Luther Millsap of
fishing seasons in the National For.
est history pulling to a close, a last
minute contest is being held up on
Pigeon River to determine which
stream can draw the most fisher
Imen the Big East Fork or the
the West Fork maintains that he'll
have more customers wetting lines
in his stream when the season
closes than warden Homer Huff
man at Big East Fork. After being
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Winchester Serves As
Judge In Festival Event
Robert Winchester, member of
The Mountaineer staff, served as
a judge of the square dance and
string band contest in the Hen
drrsonville Apple Festival elimi
nation contest which was held in
HendersonviUe Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Winchester were
guests of the festival officials at
dinner at the Skyland- Hotel.
Sold Last Week
At Auction Sale
The land auction sales here last
Thursday were successful in every
detail, according to Bryan Med
ford. one of the sponsors in con
nection with West and Gossett.
The former Asbury farm on
Jonathan Creek sold for $12,600
and was bought by Glenn James,
Robert Turner and Thurman
The Del I wood church was bought
by J. M. Palmer, and J. S. Harrell
bought the Homer Justice place in
A number of lots at Green
Acres were sold. These belonged
to Verlin Noland.
Mr. Medford said other sales
would he held September 1st.
James V. Smith, vice president nf
Ihe local Junior Chamber of ( 'nr
merce. and R. L. Burgin Jr. stafp
director for the Jaycees, attended
the quarteily board meeting ot the
state organization at Fayettevilla
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)
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