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The Waynesville Mountaineer
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, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER ?. 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
racken family will
iled "Master Farm
tig al 10:30 on the
ie winning farm,
ind a hall north of
on highway No.
In family is one of
Jarohna selected on
lily scorecards sent
farms in every
ltate were inspect-
trti-ken puce velfs
lourisliing and effi-
k named as one of
ive larmer maga-
flh t'artil in.i Kten-
Ic the select ion.
morning will be
of Stale College,
( the Nurth C'.iro-
lon Page Kight)
wood ciiunly Folk
placed on the Can-
athletic field on
a colorful slate of
was originally set
'as held off be
fit situation in this
fr me affair. Any
thers at the Can-
pction 52c to 55c
175 to 2 00
2 25 to 2.50
170 to 19.00
22f)0 to 23.50
22.00 to 24.50
-0O to 28.50
27 00 to 28.00
23 10 to 25.10
7 ti-. .
r scattered thun
led K 7u. "i"a:
l "e siarl of
f Mi. R,inf,u
D PEACETIME DRAFT BEGINS
. . - Jl - r mmmm
n thousands of young Americans registering for th
tat draft is this group of 25-year-old New Yorkers waiting
1 out questionnaires. Some 20,009 registration office
fen were faced with the task of checking the eligibility
Jing men. First on the list are those born in the year 1922
to. Other eligibles will register later. (International)
I i ' I f i n j
ICKen s i o uui mvaru
emony On Thursday
Here On Friday
Funeral directors from Western
North Carolina will convene here
Friday morning at 10 o'clock at
the Crawford funeral home, accord
ing to Ralph Crawford, director of
the- TwetftR ptitrtet Fumyi Dl-'
rectors and Burial Association.
Dinner will be served at 12:30
for the directors and their wives.
A tour of points of interest in this
area will' be made at 2 p. m. by
those attending the meeting.
Mayor J. H. Way wtll welcome
Representatives from Brevard,
Bryson City, Franklin', Andrews,
Murphy, Sylva and Canton are ex
pected. Out-of-town visitors will
be A. Leo Forvis, president of the
Burial Association, Greensboro; W.
D. Townson, vice-president, Mur
phy; John L. Rusher, secretary
treasurer, Salisbury; Claude C.
Many From Here
Given For Redden
A number of officials, civic lead
ers and Drofessional men from
Mesw post of many sections of Haywood attend-
ffi'on is sponsoring od the barbecue given in honor of
Rep. Monroe M. Redden by Harry
teams, strine hands R. Plavford at his farm near Hen-
lividual performers dersonvllle on Saturday afternoon
Many state officials, newspaper
men of Raleigh, Washington and
other points attended. The W.N.C.
Press association met prior to the
barbecue. There was no formal
program other than brief recog
nition of the state officials.
34 Head Cattle
The Guernsey herd of Earl Fer
guson, Jonathan Creek, was sold in
a special sale at the Clyde Stock
yards last week, bringing a total
of $7B00 or an average of $220.58
for the 34 head of cattle.
Buyers from throughout the
county attended auction of the ani
mals which included registered and
It Won't Be Long Until
'Color Season' Is Here
Within a few weeks, the annual
march of autumnal colors will be
gin in the vast hardwood forests of
Plsgah Forest and the Great famoK
ies, those twin mountain ranges
which run the entire length of
Western North Carolina.
And with them will come tne
annual army of sightseers for the
"leaf" season a vacation and trav
el season now firmly established as
one of the best visiting times of
Late in September will appear
the brilliant red of the sumac,
gums, sourwood, Virginia creeper,
dogwooH rd maple Hftil lw fcnsh
A seven-day man-hunt through
the Cove Creek section of Hay
wood ended Friday morning about
8:30 when an alert prison guard
and his blood-hound trailed Robert
Clark, escaped colored convict,
through the underbrush and caught
him sleeping on the banks of the
creek. The guard was C. L. Rabb of
the Hazelwood prison camp staff.
The prisoner had been seen cross
ing the road near Cove Creek ear
ly Friday and the blood-hound was
j immediately put on his trail.
Clark was serving a 15-20 year
He jumped camp on Aug. 27
with two fellow convicts in a dram
atic escape. The three took over a
truck which was loading rock at
the quarry and held a file at back
of Carl Ray, the truck driver. A
guard, Julius Rigers, fired at the
prisoners, not realizing that Ray
was in the truck shooting off the
finger of the convict who was hold
ing the file on Ray's neck.
Ray then drove the truck down
the highway about a mile, where
the fleeing convicts told him to
dump his load of rocks and they
would leave him unharmed. He
did so, and the prisoners roared
up the highway until they spun off
the highway and down a 20-foot
embankment at Panthers Creek
Gap. They leaped out of the truck
cab and ran up the river.
Highway Patrolmen captured one
of the trio named Whitcsides at
the scene. A Mr. Woody grabbed
the other one, named Sales, a lit
tle later. Neither offered any re
sistance. Cagle Rites Are
Held Friday At
... Funeral services for David
MMKfc-Caf U, 49, Judge of Clyde
police court who died at a Waynes
ville hospital Thursday morning fol
lowing! a brain hemorrhage last Sun
day, ere conducted at Clyde
Met hi (list church Friday afternoon
at 4 o'clock. Officiating were the
Rev. T. E .Samply and the Re.
C. M. Klrby. Burial was in Bon-A-Ven
Judi9 Cagle had been a mem
ber of Canton Central Methodist
church Ifor a number of years.
ActivJ pallbearers were Hubert
Thompn. Jud Thompson, Shady
Henson T. E. Reed, M. Connie
Henson arid Dae Mann. Flower
bearers were members of the
Woman Society of Christian Ser
vice cf the Clyde Methodist
Honorary pallbearers were R.
V. WelcH, Clifford Brown. Grover
Davis, Fsgh Leatherwood, George
A. Brown Jr., W. G Byers, W. G.
Smather;, W. G. (Bill) Harris,
John Srmthers, Weaver Sorrells,
Grady Williamson, L. H. Hartshorn,
Marvin Vlexander. Ben Coleman,
Willis Krpatrick, Charles S. Bran
son, Genld Kish, J. E. Wells, L. H.
Baldwin, Jarvis Campbell Clayton
Mehaffey Sidney P. Haynes and
Charles lawkins, members of the
Clyde beard of alderman, John
Contnued on Page Eight)
Mrs. Haliburton Of
Clyde, Attended Con
ference !At University
Mrs. Hlda S. Haliburton of
Clyde, menber of the Canton High
School faculty, attended a Con
frence on Jesource Use Education
at the Unversity of North Caro
lina. She vs recently notified by
Dr. Clyde Vwin, state suprintend
ent of putflc instruction, of her
apointment as a committee mem
ber to reprent this school area at
the conference. The sessions began
Wdnesday Bid continued through
blueberry. Ttey will blend with the
voiinw nf ths sassafrass. birch and
yellow poplar which, as the early
reds fade, cunue i uicnu
the late red of the scariei ana
roi niki t tan of the white
oak, and the. llow of the chestnut
oak. These last-to-turn continue
the color Intctbe first week or ten
days of Novenber.
The gloriot naming coior pro
duced by the greatest remaining
rf.mi nf hanfeoods in America is
against a backtound of evergreens.
ranging irom line " '
conifers to theiombre blacks of the
Conttm!on Pg fight)
EXPERT AT MAKING CHANGE
. a,rc JLtai
BEING ADEPT In the use of safety pins Is the first lesson the male parent
must learn if he intends to become an expert quick change artist. Take
thii from Benjamin Walthal of Shirlington, Va., who here demonstrates
how he becami "pinup daddy" of the week. He won a baby diapering
contest held by merchants of his town. (.International i'otindplioto;
Former Rotary President
Says U.S. Has Too Many
Hard Rains Fall
The Labor Day holiday was
dampened for many folks around
Waynesville by the sporadic but
heavy rains which fell over the
weeje-end climaxing in a hard
downpour Sunday night.
Picnics were canceled and out
ings called off after Sunday
night's 1.18 inch rain more rain
than fell in the previous two
days, said the State extension
farm, which keeps weather rec
ords for this area. But a crisp
air and warm sunshine Monday
morning promised to make up
for the wet week-end here.
The weatherman said that
things were still going to be
unstable with thundershowers
likely to fall at anytime Mon
day and Tuesday.
Heavy rains over the week-end
didn't stop the exceptionally
heavy flow of traffic down high
way 19, according to highway
patrolmen. The cars were thick
Sunday afternoon, said they, with
the largest group of out-of-state
automobiles hearing Tennessee
and Ohio license plates. Most
of the traffic was going east to
Baptists To Hold
A supper meeting of the Baptist
pastors, deacons. Wake Forest trus
tees and all Wake Forest men is
scheduled for tonight at 7 o'clock
at the First Baptist church.
Horace Easom. director of the
Baptist State convention's program
for Wake Forest college, will be
in charge of the meeting. The
prospect of moving Wake Forest
college to Winston-Salem will be
Suave Senor Attempts To
Work Ancient Flim Flam
Trick On Local Doctor
A clever variation on the old
flim-flam traveled from Mexico
City to Waynesville last week
and left Dr. Robert Turner of 1
Hazelwood scratching his head
about the whole business.
rif Turnpr ent a hlue air-mailed '
-nupinn,. last week with a Mexico
ru H,n nn it This was ouzzl-
inc" enough, since Dr. Turner
couldn't remember any friends
. i ir Ar iha u'lvtfle Rut he
slit the letter open and began
Said the letter:
"A person who knows you and
who has spoken very highly of you,
has made me trust you a very
delicate matter of which depends
the entire future of my dear daugh -
ter as well as my very existence,
"I am in prison, sentenced for
hanlmintfv and T wish to know
'Many of our ambassadors in
foreign countries are a disgrace to
our nation.' Koiidrick Guernsey,
former president of Rotary Inter
national told Way nesville Hotarians
and their w ives at the annual sum
mer outing here Friday night at
the Piedmont Hotel picnic grounds
"In traveling in 20 different
countries during the past year us
president of Uolary International.
I came in contact wiLh almost all of
the ambassadors, and others who
rpprrnl-nt our nation in foreign
countries, and on many occasions,
I was ashamed of 1 1 h in and their
actions. Many were mill aincd. and
not filled for the important place
thev held. In many instances their
conduct was n-pulsive."
For the rest of my days, I am
going to wage a campaign to see I
that our diplomats are pioperly
trained, and selected for (hen abil-
it. rather than on a political ap
Mr. Guernsey said that in Ins
traels and talks with high govern-1
ment officials around the world, he j
had been led In believe that Rus
sia was blufliiiK. and would eonli-1
nue to bluff as long as possible, as
the Russian people did not want j
war. Any little incident, however.
would happen that could start a I
conflict." lie continued.
The loiiner head of Rotary In
K'ont inued on rage Three) i
Bishop Paul Kern j
At World Meet j
Bishop Paul B. Kern, who inaiii-i
tains a home at Lake Junalusku.
and often fills the pulpit there, is t
in Amsterdam. Holland, mingling i
with high ecclesiastics from all i
parts of the world archbishops,
patriarchs, metropolitans - w hose j
attire varies from the simplest cos-j
tume to the regalia of the Wise I
Men from the Kast in the annual
meeting of the World Council of
Bishop Kern is one -of five
bishops of the Methodist church to
.attend the world-wide conference.
He is president of the Council of
Bishops of the Methodist church.
if you are willing to help
save the sum of $449,000
currency which I have in bank bills
hidden in a secret compartment of
a truck that is now deposited in a
customhouse in the United States."
The, writer went on to explain
I that "it is necessary that you come
' here and pay the expenses
curred in connection with my pro-
in'cess, so 'he emDargo on my sun-
1 cases can be lifted ... to compen-
sate for all your troubles, 1 will
give you tne thir1 part of s
i On the surface, that seems a
j pretty good bargain Dr. Turner
takes a trip to Mexico City and
gets $149,660 for his trouble. But
1 the doctor read on down,
j "Due to serious reasons which
you will know later, please reply
1 .'rvmtirmwt n Pagp Threi
42 Named 14 Hurt In Series
Sit In Jury . , . . ,
Box For Fall
The jury lists for the Fall term
of Superior court, opening on Sept.
20, has been announced by coun-y
register of deeds Bryan Medford.
Forty-two jurors are to be noii- 1
fied that they are to apear for ser
vice on the jury when the civil
term of court convenes.
Judge 11. Iloyle Sink, it was an
nounced by the county clerk's of
fice, will probably be the judge for
Jurors for the first week of court
are as follows:
J. L. Mauney, Fines Creek:
Miss Annie Albright. Waynesville;
C. C. Walker, Waynesville; Frank
D. Rich. Ivy Hill; Horace Crawford.
j Iron Duff; C h a r li e Woodard,
Waynesville; Wayne B. Medford.
i Clyde: Cecil Tester. Fines Creek;
Walter Burnet I, Fast Fork: Hubert
necves. Jonathan. Miss Georgia (
i Miller, Pigeon; Joe Teague, White
jOak; M. B. Rogers, Crabtree: .1.
Ben Burton, Beavordam; Goble Mc
jCracken, Beaverdain; Craig Allen.
I Beaverdam; Jeff James, Ivy Hill;
ft. H West, Waynesville; Roy Ed
, wards, Cecil; Lawrence E. White,
j Catalooehee. Lee Smith, Waynes
Jvillc; Hubert Thompson. Clyde; A.
J. bummer, Beaverdam. and W. A.
Nichols of Waynesville.
Jurors for the second week of
court, opening on Sept. 27. are as
Vaughn Palmer, Ivy Hill; Lewis
Continued on Page Eight I
Held Monday For
Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza
beth Jenkins Stiles. 72. who died
Saturday morning at the Haywood
County Hospital, were conducted
Monday morning at the First Bap
tist church The Rev. L. G. Elliott,
pastor, officiated and was assisted
by the Hcv. Nane Starnes. Inter
ment was in tVeen Hill cemetery
Pallbearers were P. E. Gentry,
Herbert Morgan, Emmett Balen
linc, Henry Miller, William Med
ford and J. B. Siler.
Granddaughters served as flower
Mrs Stiles, widow of John B i
Stiles, was a native of Maryville,
Tennessee but had been residing ;
in Waynesville since 1942, when she i
came here with her husband, who
died soon after moving here. j
Surviving are eight daughters. !
Mrs. Ella Blankenship and Mrs.
Clay Garland of Waynesville, Mrs
Roy Colvard of Hazelwood, Mrs.
John Weaver and Mrs. Roy Bat
chelor both of Arlington, Va., Mrs.
A. L Snyder of Asheville, Mrs.
Melvin Crisp of Washington, D. C.
(Continued on Page Eight)
Travel Is Heavy
In National Park
Travel in the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park has been
heavier than ever before, accord
ing to figures released by park
superintendent, Blair Ross.
Tabulations for August brought
the travel total for the year to
1.247.878, said Ross. This figure
is for (he eleven month period
beginning in October of 1947. the
schedule on which travel is count
ed in the park.
The 1946-47 trave.1 year only
brought in 1,186,000. This year s
total has already out-stripped thai
Labor Day crowds and fall visi
tors are expected to boost the
number up several notches. Ross
said that 29,000 people went into
the park on the Fourth of July,
and almost that many were expect
Prison Shoes Prove Dead
Give Away For Escapee
The appearance and
the suspicions of Patrolman O. R.
Roberts and police officer Paul
Gough here early Saturday morn
ing, which led to the questioning
of the man. His answers to ques
tioning appeared partially satisfac
tory, until the officers noticed the
particular type of shoes he was
"Where did you get those shoes,"
he was asked.
"They are GI shoes I bought a
long time ago," the man said in
"Nov wait a minnt'1 aid Vh
New Air Queen
THE WINNER of the 100-kilometeri
closed circuit race at Lympne, Eng
land, Miss Lcttice Curtice, London,
is pictured beside the Spitfire,
owned by a U. S. Embassy civil air
attache, which she flew at 313.07
miles per hour. Setting a new wom
an's world speed record, Miss Cur
tice bettered the mark sat by
Jacqueline Cochran of the United
States In 1940 by twenty-one miles
per hour. (fnfernafional)
Toll Of 7
The loll ol polio cases climhed to
seven last week in Haywood county
as three mole children were strik
en by the disease, according to an
announcement Iroin the district
health officer. Dr M li. H Michal.
Two of the cases were relatively
light, said the health department.
They were a brother and sister liv
ing on Richland street. The girl,
fourteen months old, grew sick on
Aug 21 Her brother. 2' a years old,
I was reported with the disease three
days later Both were taken to the
'Asheville Orthopedic hospital
where they were declared to he im
proving i p k 1 1 y
1 A more i ecent ca.-e occurred in
the Nuievah section where a seven-year
old bo) became ill on Aug.
2!t. Tlu. ease was of a mole sei i
ous nature slated the health de
part ment. and is also now in the
Ashevi I hospil al
' Persons hjniiii! contact with the
three cases have been quarantined.
Haywood's lirst polio case occur
red on Aug !l in the Beaverdam
section and was followed on Aug.
II with a second ease in Bethel.
Canton icporled another case on
'Aug. 24 Last week a lourth case
. wa.s found in Fines Creek. These
latest thiec cases show that the
disease has attacked no particular
area leaving its mark on several
dillereiil anas of the county map.
The health department said that 1
these newest cases would not affect
; I he sclic di i le of schools in the coun
ty. Sc hools here opened on Aug.
.'it), Willi the exception of those in
Beaverdam which were under quar
antine. trolman Roberts, those shoes were
; issued by the State prison depart
ment, and you're wanted for es
caping from the Peachtree Prison
Camp near Murphy."
"Aw what's the use," said the
escaped prisoner as he raised his
arms, putting his wrists together
for the handcuffs.
The escaped prisoner had six
more months lo serve in North
Carolina, and records showed there
is a detainer for .him back in
Detroit, his home,
ed to the Murphy
He was return
I I f I
Slippery Roads Are
Blamed For Three
Driver For Fourth
Four persons have been injured
in highway traffic accidents in
Haywood during the past three
days one of them considered seri
ous, although properly damages
took a sharp rise in the four wrecks,
involving 6 cars and a truck.
Slippery roads, and a sleeping
driver accounted for all four acci
dents, Cpl. E. W. Jones, of the
Highway Patrol told The Mountain
eer Monday morning.
Three people were injured Sun
day afternoon about four o'clock,
near the Owl Cafe, several miles
east of Canton, when a ear driven
by Hallman Wilson, of Charlotte,
slipped off the slippery highway,
hit a 6-inch run on the side of the
road, causing the driver to lose
control of the car as it shot across
the road in the path of an ap
proaching car, driven by Lt. Frank
Clayton Nail, of Arlington, Va.
The Wilson car hit the left side
of the Nail car, causing about $300
damages to both cars. Cpl Jones
C. O. Bank, of Charlotte, suffered
a right broken leg, while Mrs. Nor
ma Hunt, and J. K. Gibbs. passen
gers in the Nail car suffered cuts
and bruises that required medical
attention. Two other occupants of
the Nail car were not hurt.
Cpl. Jones said that no arrests
were made, as the accident was
caused by the slick road, which is
under re-surfacing construction,
and the rut on the edge of the
pavement. Traffic was tied up for
about an hour as a wrecker and
ambulance worked at the scene
One-way traffic wa.s pushed through
by patrolmen during the time.
On Saturday a car driven b.v J.
Lawrence Hord. of Kings Moun
tain, slid Into a car driven by Ruby
Stephens of Clyde, on Highway
19-23 between Clyde and Canton,
doing about $50 damages to both
cars. Cpl. Jones said the Hold car
had slick tires, and he slid hbout
as he entered a sharp curve. No one
On the second, about fi 2.i p.m.,
the car of John Lewis Allen, of
Boiling Springs, crashed into the
guard posts at the overhead budge
just east of Canton. Cpl. Jones said
Allen went to sleep at the wheel,
and the car turned over in the
highway after hitting the potts.
Allen suffered a left arm injury,
and the car was damaged about
Earlier, a highway prison truck,
driven by H. Young hit the rear of
a 1948 Dodge just west of Canton.
The Dodge was driven by Mary
Rogers Davis. The car was damaged
about $157 and the truck about
$100, Cpl. Jones reported.
Truck Turns Over
Thomas Scth Wood, Jr . 2!. nar
rowly escaped serious injuries
about 9:30 Saturday night when thc
1941 Chevrolet truck he was driv
ing left Highway 19-23 near Lake
Junaluska. It was raining at the
time, and the highway was slip
pery. Wood lost control of the
The truck left the road and land
ed in a field, damaging the top
about $250, Patrolman O. R. Kob
ers, investigating officer said.
Traffic was halted for a fe-v
! minutes while a wresker pulled the
damaged truck bac k onto the high
way. The truck was said tn have been
the property of Gobrl McCracken
Killed . .... 4
Injured .... 34
(This information com
piled from Records of
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