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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-AWeek In The County Seat of Haywood County At Th e Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
United Press and Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1948
S3. 00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Youth Held For Woman's Death
, Drivers Die In Fiery Crash Of Trucks
100 Masons ! Funera 1Tda iFarmers To
1st night for the
Its of the Hay-
to be staged in
ful event, spon-
to attract thous-
f h night.
the festival will
n Tuesday and
igs. These broad-
JKissible bv the
and Fibre com-
psor hvo 30-mm-
rs with l heir
tunci. are co
rogram. and are
'fs of the local
Pam on Werines-
1 climaxed by a
ln which hich
'he various high
nty will mm.
f "Miss Hi eh
' 'Jgc Eighi i
f'oon Monday i
lection 52c to 55c
,L 2.00 to 2.25
lb 2 25 to 2 50
19' to 22.75
21 K) to 23.25
25 W) to 26.75
27 f)0 to 31.00
29-25 to 29 75
23 10 to 24 50
23 -00 to 28.75
- '" ietr,pera-
l. "J l"e staff
ft nf W ' -festt-f ii
perished in the wreckage of these two trucks which collided head-on and
es near Mocksville. Wayne fowler, .1.5, of
led instantly. His body was burned belore
Iher truck, which carried a Texas license
fide. (AP Photos.)
eslival To Attract
11 Canton; 3-Nighi
V n i in i l
io Lira weanesaay
There seems to have been a lot
of confusion created among hunt
ers as to the open date for squir
rels. The date was recently
changed, and the season officially
opens October 15th, instead of
on September 15th.
A complete list of all hunting
dates, together with daily, and
season bag limits will be found
on the sports pace page six.
Galloway To Preside
At State Hereford
Meeting On Saturday
M. O. Galloway, president of the
North Carolina Hereford Breeders
Assocation, will preside at the
meeting to be held Saturday at
Sycamore Valley Farms, near
A number of Haywood breeders
are planning to attend the meet
ing, leaving here Friday afternoon,
or early Saturday morning.
CAR CATCHES FIRE
The fire department made a run
about 10:30 Monday morning to ex
tinguish a fire in a car near the
Presbyterian church. No damage
was reported by Chief Clem Fitzgerald.
Tobacco Festival Plans
To Be Discussed Thursday
A large attendance is expected
Thursday night for the fall meet
ing of the Merchants Association,
which will be held at 7:30 at the
Dave Felmet, president, said that
among the important matters to
be discussed, would be the tenta
tive program for the second an
nual Tobacco Harvest Festival to
be staged later in the fall.
"In order to get all arrangements
properly underway, and have a
well-rounded program, we must
begin now," Mr. Felmet said.
"Burley tobacco is playing such
a vital part in the economic life
of Haywood county that we must
give it due recognition, and that is
the main purpose of the meeting
Thursday night," he continued.
Mr. Felmet said that all business
People, professional men, and civic
leaders are urged to attend.
Jamestown, driver of the truck
help arrived, lhe unidentified
plate, was burned to death in the
Highway workmen are expected
(o finish surfacing 1.7 miles of the
ItalclifT Cove road this week. Work
has been underway for several
weeks, and the top coat will be
put down by Thursday, is weather
permits, it was learned from J. M.
Knight of the highway department.
The shoulders along Highway
19 and 23 from here to Canton will
be built up soon on a level with
the new paving, Mr. Knight safd.
This will probably be done just
as soon as the RatclifT Cove wolrk
is completed. .
Motorists are coniplimenting the
department fpr re-surfacing High
way 19-23 from the overhead bridge
to the Buncombe county line.
Morgan On Work
Of Election Board
J. R. Morgan, member of the
State Board of Elections, explain
ed some of the duties of the board
to the Rotary Club here Friday,
and presented some of the prob
lems which have confronted the
board during the past Ave months,
since two new parties have asked
to have presidential candidates put
on the state ticket.
Mr. Morgan, in discussing the
States Rights Party, often called
the Dixiecrats, said it was his per
sonal belief that in North Carolina,
the east would cast quite a few
votes for that party, while it would
be light in the west.
"The board has never made a
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Local Boys Enter
Soap Box Derby;
Have Good Car
Charles AHey, driving a special
car designed by Tommy "Jeep"
Norris, made a good showing in the
annual Soap Box Derby in Ashe
ville Saturday afternoon. The event
was witnessed by about 5,000
The car from here received many
comments, as to design and its
operation. While Charles made a
good race, he did not nose out the
winner, who it is estimated attain
ed a speed of about 35 miles an
hour down the long hillside.
A number of Waynesville people
attended the race.
The formal dedication of the
steps leading to the Masonic Mark
er at Black Camp Gap this after
noon, together with a picnic at
ucinioo&u Bald, anu a ounce to
night at the Armory, will bring to a
close the tiiree-day session of the
Summer Assembly of the Grand
Council of Masons, which convened
here Sunday afternoon.
About 100 Masons, many from
adjoining states, registered Sun
day attt'inoon and Monday. The
first session was Monday morning,
at the Armory. The afternoon was
spent in making a lour to Wagon
Koad Gap. and the Hlue Ridge
Parkway in Pisgah. Last night spe
cial degree work was given, with
a large number of Haywood Masons
joining the visitors.
Joseph Cameron Dunn, of New
York, will be the principal speak
er at the dedication service this
afternoon at the Marker. The
Marker is built of stones gathered
by Masons from all parts of the
world, and was finished in 19.18.
under the direction of the late Trov
Charles B. McCrary. president of
the Haywood Farm Bureau, and
Mrs. O. L. Yates, president of the
womens auxiliary of the Haywood
Farm. Boreau, have announced that
the membership drive started yes
terday and will end Sepl. 30lli. The
goal for Haywood County has been
set at 1,000. and all farmers are
urged to join this organization.
Community workers will make a
canvass some time brtween Sept.
20th and 30th lo contact farme
111 ineir coinmiiiuiy ana nsK mom
Community workers are as fol
lows: Elmer Hendrix, Mrs. I.ucy
Ferguson, Raymond McCracken. C.
B. McCrary. W. B. Murray, Mrs
Pearl Brummitt, Cleve Noland;
Furman Noland, Charles Duekett.
Homer Trantliam. Mrs. Carl Green,
Jack Ferguson, F. C. Green. Mrs.
France Rogers. Paul Ferguson. Roy
Rogers, Charlie Rathbone. Weaver
(Continued on Page Eight)
Car Turns Four
Flips Down Bank,
No Damage Done
A car of New Mexico turned
over near Lake Junaluska Sat
urday night on Highway No. 19,
when a tire blew out. The car
went down a fill, turning over
four LlttiM. No nne wan iniur-
ed, and Sunday morning when
the car was pulled to the high-
way, the driver got in and drove
Board Holds Third
The county commissioners held
their regular third Monday meet
ing here yesterday, with J. M.
Knight, of the highway depart
ment, sitting in a hearing on pe
titions for road work in the coun
ty. General routine business mat
ters claimed the attention of the
Haywood Maintains High
Wage Average Of $56.59
In the first three months of 1948. 73 workers uho earned $34,836.
Haywood county had 5,614 workers i while in finance and insurance and
in covered employment, according I real estate there were 30 persons
to a report of the Employment Se-'who earned $15,836. In service oc
curity Commission. i cupations an dother activities, there
The report shows that the work-! were 210 workers in Haywood who
ers earned a total of $4,129,943 for , earned $80,025.
an average of $56.59 a week. In
construction, this county had 98
workers employed, and they earn
ed 80,270 in wages for an average
of $31.60 a week.
In manufacture. 4,466 workers
received $3,685,783 in wages for
an average of $63.48 a week.
In the transportation field and
communications, thi county had
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Last Rites Will
Be Held Today For
Pfc. Paul R. Cagle
Funeral services fur Pic Paul H.
Cagle. son of Mr. and Mrs. F.arl
Cagle, will he held al 'he graveside
in tlic Memorial I'lolt al (.ii'een
llill ( 'eiiielery, this afternoon.
'Tuesday i at 4 u'rloek ' lf ici.il ing
will he the Hcv. H 1. R uling, chap
lain of the Ain'trlca n Legion I'usl
I No. 47.
Military irles will be coiuliicled
by I be North Cirolina Nalional
(in, iid, 11:01 1 1 anli-lank unit, and
I 'he Aiiierican I.egitm, Haywood
I Post No. 47.
The body will remain al Garrett
Funeral Home until the hour of the
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Junior Dairy Show
Will Be Held 27th
At Court House
The Haywood County Jisnior
Hairy Show will lie held on Mon
day, Sept. 27, at the Court house,
with judging starting at 10:00
This show is open to any boy or
girl under twenty years of age;
however, most entries so far are
Icuii J. II -,,H PV A i,.M,l,.,rc Th..
show is being sponsored by the
Haywood County Milk Producers
Association and the Waynesville
Chamber of Commerce.
After judging here, the calves
will be taken to Asheville on Mon
day afternoon for the District
Junior Dairy Show lo he held at
the Planters Warehouse on Tues
day. Sepl. 28.
Dr. Gudger Of New York
Visiting Here For First
Time In Five Years
Dr. E. W. Gudger, of the Ameri
can Museum of Natural History, of
New York, is visiting friends and
relatives here. This is his lirsl visit
home for five years, due to the
pressure of his work. He plans to
remain here until October 3rd.
Mrs. Rufus L. Allen's
Condition Reported As
4 . , .
SeriOUS At Hospital
I Mrs. Kufus 1,. Allen was said ves-
; lerriay to be improving, although
lh"r condition remains serious at
the Haywood county Hospital,
where she was taken afler suffering
a cerebral hemorrhage in her sleep
The Salvation Army is opening
a Chapel in the old Gaddy house
on East Street The first service
will be Friday evening. Sept. 24. at
From the fourth quarter of 1947
to the first quarter of 1948, Hay
wood showed a gain of 40.21 per
cent in employment, the report
The average for the state during
the same period was $41.14. The
average in the mountain area was
A large number of farmers ol
Western North Carolina are expect
ed to attend the hy brid corn field
day at the State Test farm on
Thursday. Sept. 23. it was an
nounced yesterday by Howard
Clapp, director in charge.
The event will bring to May wood
some leading specialists, including
C. I). Thomas, director of test
farms. Dr. R. W. Cuinmings, asso
ciate director of the N. C. Kxperi
meiit Million: Dr. P. II Hai'ey.
agronomist, of t(ie 11 S Depart
meiit of Agriculture, Dr. K P.
Moore .director in charge of N. C.
Crop Association: Dr. E. R. Collins,
Each of lhe specialists will take
part on the program, and after
lunch, a tour will he made of two
Jonathan Creek farms. The lirsl
stop will be at the Glenn A Boyd
I h iii . and an hour later (he group
will go to the Dave Boyd farm,
This is the first field day of this
type that has been held at the Test
Farm here, and farmers from every
section of the mountain area are
expected to attend, Mr. Clapp s.iid.
Church Bells And
Chimes Call Folks
To Pray For Peace
Church bells and chimes of the
community peeled forth at 11:55
Sunday morning for five minutes,
jcallln? peopl- to prayer for the
I United Nations delegates, as the
special conimitee gathered in Paris
; to begin work on a world - wide
, peace program.
I Most of -this ministers' cut their
sermons nhort by- five minutes, and
just as the bells and chimes began
to ring, the congregations stood in
The prayer call was sponsored by
the Laymen's movement of the
churches, and in Haywood was
sponsored by the Ministerial Asso
ciation. Another Case Of
Polio Is Reported
One additional case of polio in ;
Haywood county has been reported I
by the Health Department. 1
The patient, a 2V4-year-old child
of the Hydcr Mountain section,
Clyde. Route 1, is receiving treat
ment at the Asheville Orthopedic
This is the eighth case for Hay- i
wood this year. ,
300 See Farm
Tour Movies Here
Over 300 people enjoyed the
movies made of the out-of-state ,
larm tour which was shown here
Thursday night at the court house
Most of the movies were in color,
and so keen was the interest that
the pictures were shown three dif
The pictures were made and
shown by the county agents office.
Chamber Of Commerce
Board Meeting Tonight
The directors of the Chamber
of Commerce will meet tonight at
7:30. according to tSanley Henry ,
secretary. President Wayne Corp
ening is calling the regular month
ly meeting, with several important
matters to come before the board.
Plans Made To Bring
Musical Concerts Here
Plans are now being completed one in admi-. am t.i all concerts and
for the membership campaign in a vole in the selection of the artists
connection with the coming Com- to be presented No tickets w ill be
munity Concert Series to be pre-
sented in Waynesville this fall and
winter season. Members of the lo-
cal committee met this week with
T. W. Thompson, New York repre- eral chairman in charge of the j
sentative of Columbia Concerts, membership campaign and is as
Inc. through whom concert attrac- sisted by co-chairmen Mrs. Bonner
turns will be secured for Waynes- Ray, Mrs. Frieda Knopf and Mrs. j
ville. H. L. Liner. Jr. Plans are now be- ;
Mrs. Hugh Love, president of the I ing made for a systematic and j
Waynesville Community . Concert i thorough canvass of the city in.
Association, a non-profit civic or-j order that every person be given'
ganization, announces that the an opportunity to procure season'
membership campaign will be held memberships A list of workers as-
during the week of October 4 at sisting in this canvass will be an
which time all residents of Waynes- nounced in the near future. I
ville and the surrounding area are Membership fees will be $6 for
invited to become members of the adults and $3 for students and will ,
Association. Membership entitle? 'Continued on Pae Eight i
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Twetity-six-yoai -old Maurice Holshouser (right) i. p.tMid
ed by State Hiiiwav Patrolman J. H. Jackson (left) at SjIis
ou ry alter state police announced the youth H'liiii'lr i he
killed Mis. I.cn.i Puihlnson, 7.'i, widow of an oil . o i-i'.-'-i ,
near Wei Isyillc, N. V . Troopers Jackson and E. M. I.o;vin
resled Holshousci near Yadkmvillc. The police ami'j;ie
nient said the youth confessed he killed Mrs. Robinson with
his fists and robbed her. (AP Photo).
Civil Court Begins Vork
On Heavy Docket, With
Judge Hoyle Sink Presiding
At A Rapid Pace
Further proof that Haywood is
growing at u fast pace, was pre
sented (his week by J. K. Mor
gan. Waynesville attorney, who
dill some checking of rerords
In the Register of Deeds office
and came up with these facts:
In l!)UK there were G1 books In
the oilier devoted lo deeds and
deeds of trust. I oi ly years later
there are '250 hooks devoted to
the same type of records, or 188
more than 40 years .ik.
It took 100 years to fill 62
books, and in the past 40 years
1SK books have been filled.
These hooks do not include
chattel nun (gages, contracts or
vital statistics, which take up a
large number of additional rec
The Chamber of Commerce, in
cooper.il ion vMh the Slate News
Bureau. i(nrl other commiiniHes in
Western Noi I h ( .ii ohn.i, have pur-
chased t I0I copies 'il a large foiir
color pictorial and de .crip' i e lold
er ol llll-. an a In he used lor gen
eral (hsti lil'll i I M
The ci ii 1 1 1 i.ii l and ml eresl ing
piece id lilci at uia- ua prepared
under t he uper i -ion of Kill
Sharpe. durcloi of the bureau,
and besides gi inn details of the
area in two maps the entire back
is devoted lo giapnic descriptions
ol I rips to take in I be area
The (older ha, received much
com mi n
1 1 a' i I ( ircles. and is
similar to une icontly published
by the slat. Icr Eastern North
Delivery is due tn he made dur
ing I lie neM 'linl y day s.
sold for individual concerts and
memberships are obtainable only
during the week of the campaign,
Miss Amelia MacFayden is gen-
The September term of civil
court convened here Monday morn
ing, with Judge J Hoy le Sink, pre -siding.
The court faces a heavy
docket, and Judge Sink told the
court as il opened, "We aie r.onig
to take our tinie ou this riorkH
While we are not goinR to wytp
time, we are not going lo rush
I h rough."
In a lighter vein, Judge Sink
told the court he did not know of
a better place to be than right hen?
al (his time of year.
"I will not hear any excuses for
being too busy to serve oil the
jury," Judge Sink continued.
"Everybody is busy these days, es
pecially farmers." The jurtue
heard one father, who wanted to
be excused to be at home with his
wife After hearing the evidence,
and being told this was the fifth
child. Judge Sink told the juror
to serve Another complained of
being hard of hearing, hut ap
parently understood the lo -voiced
quest lolling of the judge, so he
uas told lo serve.
Yes'erday morning was raven o
hearing some of the 24 rii nree
cases 'in the docket
Judge Sink announced tint a
ContiniK d on Page Eisht'
Large Crowd Ai
Opening Of The
An pudiciire on Kinidav h'lfd "."
new i ihvood Me'hodiit chvreh
about two-thirds full, il was learn
ed from Rev I F. F! llon.Pt, uss
tor. yesterday The ( nngregatva.
held their first service in the con
verted school building on Sundiv
Rev. Mr llouser preached the
opening sermon, while Rev Pa-il
Duckwall, of Lake Junah.i b
preached Sundav tiighl .!. n ;
Mill be held each mgbl tins v-ek
with a visiting pa-tor ormpviiig
MR. AMI MRS. HTM;
RETt'RN TO W AVNI SVIIl .1,
Mr and Mrs Harry R;i": re
turned to Waynesville U.st f'mi' -day
after having spent the P t
year in California. At present the',
are staying with Mrs. B. S. Burr ss-
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