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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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United Press and Associated Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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amis Underway For Apple Week Festival Activities
Here Oct. 30
A meeting of all the townships
of Haywood county will he staged
Saturday night. October 30, at the
court house starting at 7 30 o'clock.
W. G. Byers. chairman of the
county Democratic executive com
mittee, announced this morning.
This important gathering will
wind up the pre-election campaign
here, Mr. Byers staled.
The concluding meeting on the
campaign will be highlighted by an
address by Judge Felix E Alley.
Grover C. Davis, Waynesville at
torney, and Democratic nominee
for House of Representatives, will
take part on the program.
A large crowd is expected to
hear Judge Alley's speech Satur
day night. The retired judge has
actively engaged in all election
campaigns during the past 50
years. This will be Judge Alley's
sixth political speech of the cur
rent campaign. He previously ad
dressed the county's Young Dem
ocrats and has delivered speeches
before four Democratic rallies wesl
A township rally will be held lo
night at the Crabtree school. Mr.
Byers announced. Grover Davis
will deliver the principal address.
Other township rallies booked this
week include: Fines Creek, Octo
ber 27; Maggie, October 28: and
Clyde, November 1.
These township meetings are
sponsored jointly by the Young
Democrats and the county Demo
cratic executive committee. Cole
Cogburn is president of the Young
Democrats organization in Hay
Rev. M. R. Williamson was the
speaker at Rotary here Friday, and
discussed the work and importance
of the United Nations.
"Many people prone to criticize
the United Nations do so only he
cause they do not understand its
purpose, or the many complica
tions which have arisen since it
was organized. The United Nations
was conceived for the purpose of
assuring lasting peace to the na
tions of the world," he said, after
readngi excerpts from the charter.
The pastor of the First Presby
terian church closed his stirring
address by asking that "each pray
earnestly that the heads of the na
tions of the world may agree, and
come to terms that will avoid an
Dave Felmet had charge of the
program, and H. S. Ward, presi
Four Fined For
Two motorists were fined $10
and costs for speeding in Hazel
wood police court Monday, while
another was fined $100 and costs
for driving drunk, and one fined
the cost for disorderly conduct.
The cases were heard before May
or Clyde Fisher.
Chief of Police J. B. Woodward
said that speeding had been re
duced, but a constant patrol was
being maintained on the streets to
guard against violation of the law.
IN ASHEVILLE HOSPITAL
D. J. Noland, county commis
sioner, underwent a serious oper
ation at the Mission Hospital Fri
day. His condition yesterday was
reported as satisfactory.
Burning Permits Available
In County Through Nov. 30
R. E. Caldwell, county forest
warden, announced this morning
that burning permits are now
available for Havwood county resi
dents between now and November
Mr. Caldwell advised that a
burning permit must be obtained
from the State Forest Service be
fore starting, or causing to be
smarted, any fire in any of the
woodland areas under protection
of the State Service, or within 500
feet of any such protected area,
during the following periods of the
year. ) From February 1 to June
1; and b), from October 1 through
Highway Postal Service
For Murphy Division
Will Be Installed Soon
A Hghway Post Office service for
the Murphy division has been auth
orized by (lie Post Office Depart
ment and the service will begin
between October 2f and November
IS. it was revealed in a letter re
ceived recently by Congressman '
Monroe M Hedden.
When the Southern Railway dis
continued passenger train service
on the Murphy division lasl Julv
l.", i-fiilway postal service was
automatically stopped. Since that
time this area has been served as a
star mule with trucks transporting
Following Ihe discontinuance of
railway service, citizens of West
ern North Carol in; have worked
feverously through their Congress
man, Monroe Redden, in eslablisli
ing a Highway Post Office Service
for lliis area, using large trailer
buses, carrying regular mail clerks.
Congressman Redden gave the
matter his full cooperation which
has now resulted in the authoriza
tion of the service. The following
letter to Congressman Redden
from the Department, a copy
which was given to the Moun
taineer, explains the matter fully.
Railway Mail Service
Office of Gen. Super.
Washington, D. C.
September 29, 1948
Hon. Monroe M. Redden
Member of Congress
Hcndersonville. N. C.
My Dear Congressman.
1 have your letter of September
28 in reference to my visit to Ashe
ville in cunimcl.kif with, the, es
tablishment of Highway Prist Of
I am pleased to advise that the
Department has authorized a High
way Post Office route between
Asheville and Blue Ridge! Ga., also
another route between Asheville
and Charlotte. N. C. due to be
made effective upon receipt of ve
hicle from the factory, which is
expected to he between Oct. 25 and
Nov. 15. This type of service will
greatly improve handling of the
mails between these points.
Advertisements are now out for
the servicing and storing of these
vehicles in Asheville.
In view of the fact that this ser
vice has been authorized It will
not be necessary for me to come
to Ashevillp until the time of the
inauguration of this service.
N. G. Nixon.
The mail service schedule has
not been announced, but it is ex
pected that one bus will leave
Asheville at five a.m., reaching
Sylva about 7 o'clock with mail
from Hie North and Fast and will
return from Blue Ridge in the af
ternoon with mail from the South
County Is Mailing
Tax Notices To
Tax notices are being mailed out
by the county tax office at. the rate
of several hundred daily. A total
of 9,500 will be mailed in all it
was announced by Sebe Bryson,
tax collector, who plans to have
all statements in the mail by the
fifth of November.
A discount of one-half of one
per cent is given on payment of
taxes up to November first.
Tax Collector Bryson said that
95 per cent of the 1947 tax levy
had been collected to date.
The burning permits may be ob
tained from the following district
wardens in Haywood county:
Thomas Alexander, Cataloochee
Ranch; L. M. McGaha, Maggie;
Robert Howell, Jonathan Creek;
J. H. McElroy, Jonathan Creek;
C. A. Franklin, Cove Creek; H. F.
Hoglen, Liberty; H. L. Rathbone,
Fines Creek; Grady Walker, Rush
fork Gap; Jess Jenkins. White
Oak; L. A. Trantham, Ball Creek;
Dave Brown, Hemphill; Nathan
Carver, Hemphill; J. R. Caldwell,
Iron-Duff; Grady Davis, Iron-Duff;
Hardy Phillips, ML Sterling;
Clem Fitzgerald at Waynesville
(See Permits Page Five)
Funeral Oct. 27
PVT MARION C. GREEN, killed in
Germany on March 24, 1945, will
be buried Wednesday afternoon,
following funeral service at Grace
Episcopal Church at 3:30 o'clock.
Final Rites Set
Pvt. Marion Green
The body of Pvt. Marion C.
Green. 20, who was killed in Ger
many on March 24, 1945. is expect-
icd to arrive in Waynesville' this
Funeral services will be conduct
ed Wednesday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock at Crace Episcopal Church
with the pastor, the Rev. Edgar
Goold, and a former pastor, the
Rev, Robert Tatum, officiating.
Graveside rites at Green Hill
Cemetery, where interment will
take place, will be conducted by
the American Legion and the
North Carolina National Guard.
120th anti-tank unit.
Serving as active pallbearers
will bp Richard Bradley. Lester
Burgin, Jr., William G. Dover, Jess
Crouser. Jr.. Stanley Henry, and
Members of the Legion Auxili
ary and Veterans of Foreign Wars
Auxiliary will be in charge of
Pvt. Green, son of Mrs. M ('.
Green and the late Mr. Green of
Waynesville. was born September
(See Pvt. Green- Page Fivpi
Club Elect Officers
, The senior 4-H Club at Crabtree
Iron Duff school announces the
following officers for the coming
year: President, Guylene Caldwell;
vice-president, Pete Noland: secrc-larv-treasurer,
Bobby Leming; re
porter. Joan Medford; song leader,
Members of the club show much
enthusiasm as the projects get
under way for another year. The
club has several members who
made outstanding records last year
and many others who plan to do
outstanding work next year.
Parade, Speech Highlights
Canton's UN Day Program
A crowd estimated at 6,000 lined
the streets of downtown Canton
Sunday afternoon to witness the
gala United Nations Day parade
in one of the biggest celebrations
held in Western North Carolina.
The parade, comprised of mili
tary units, Boy and Girl Scouts,
and Waynesville and Canton High
School bands, formed on Mears
street and marched up and down
Canton's two business sections be
fore a throng of Haywood county
The half-mile parade, marked
with color of bands and marching
units under partially cloudy
skies, touched off the United Na
tions Day festivities with a formal
program following at the Canton
The Waynesville High School
band set the pace for the parade
and marched in all its splendor be
hind a quartetye of majorettes that
Jerry Rogers, chairman of the
boatd of elections, reported yes
terday that heavy registrations
were experienced in several of the
22 precincts of the county on Sat
urday, which was Hie last day for
registering for the general elec
tion on November 2
Mr. Rogers also pointed out that
this coming Saturday, which is
challenge day, is also the last day
to make application for absentee
The county board is all set tor
the election, with materials and
complete set of registrars and
judges tor the event.
Bethel PTA Hear
W. C. Russ Talk On
Organization To Stage
The Bethel Parent Teachers As
sociation, meeting lasl Thursday,
voted to stagp the annual Hallow
e'en Carnival Friday night, Oct.
29. with proceeds going to buy
suitable cases for the many tro
phies the school has won.
For the second meeting of the
year, with about 1)0 members pres
ent, and Mrs. Howard Smathers,
president, presiding. Ihe different
committees reported, showing a
membership of over 400. and ac
tivity being carried, -on by each
(See Bethel PTA Page Five!
Held In Canton
For Charles King
Funeral services for Charles
Stanton King. 4fi, prominent busi
ness man of Canton, who died Fri
day night in an Asheville hospital,
were held Sunday afternoon at the
First Presbyterian church of Can
ton. The Rev. 1) O Mclnnis. pastor,
officiated and burial was in River
side cemetery in Asheville Grave
side rites were conducted by mem
bers of Pigeon River Masonic
Lodge No ?Rfi
Active p,i libellers wprc Dr A
W Bottoms. Jason A Ashworth. J.
Tillman Powell. W P. Williamson.
,Tr . Dr V H Ducked, C C Nich
olls, W. J. Stone and Henry Sea
man 'See Charles King Page Fivel
Saunook PTA Group
The Saunook Parent Teachers
Association is sponsoring a Hallo
we'en Carnival at the Saunook
School Friday night. October 2!).
Many varied and interesting
games will highlight the evening
and plenty of good food will be
A baby contest in connection
with the carnival opened yester
day. All patrons of the school are
urged to attend and visitors are
pranced in the brisk, chilly weath
er. The local Boy Scouts marched
in front of the band displaying the
flags and arms.
Canton's two huge fire trucks,
manned by firemen and city offi
cials, were leading the parade. Be
hind Waynesville's colorful band,
marched the Canton American Le
gion in their blue uniforms and
several campaign ribbons were in
evidence on the suits.
The Canton band followed by
playing a patriotic number in keep
ing with the observance. A couple
of high stepping majorettes, clad
in two-piece suits, swerved back
and forth on the streets and receiv
ed hands of applause from onlook
ers. A lassie drum major tooted
the march whistle and set the pace
for the red and grey band.
, A formation of Army and Navy
veterans followed the Canton band.
(See UN Day Page Five)
High School Band, Chorus
Present Concert Thursday;
122 Musicians In Program
One hundred twenty-two high
school musicians will stage a band
and chorus concert at the auditor
ium nere mursnay mgni ai H ID
for the first concert of the season,
with Charles Isley, director. in
charge, and Mary Ann Massie, ac
companist. There will be no admis
sion charges, and the concert is
being held in appreciation of the
public support of the civic and bus
iness leaders of the community.
Special reserved seats will be held
for members of the Rotary, Lions
and Boosters Club, and their wives.
These will enter the south entrance
of the school, and there will be
greeted by the band committee,
headed by W. A. Bradley, chair
The program will he in three
parts, with the first devoted to
five numbers by the band; the
second part to nine numbers by
the chorus, Including solos, and
the third part will be four band
The band program will be com
posed of the following numbers,
opening with the Knlghtsbridge
inarch, folowed by the Overture of
the opera Tannhauser, by Wagner.
Carol Underwood will play a
cornet solo, "Debutante' followed
by 'a chorale "If Thou Be Near" by
Bach, and concluding with "The
Lord's Prayer" by Mallottc.
The chorus will open their part
of the program with "The Holy
City" followed by a Negro spiritu
al, "Jesus Walked the Lonesome
The third number will be "Morn
ing" by Speaks, and Fred Calhoun
will sing a teapr solo, "Trees" by
Rasbaih. ' " '
The boys' glee club will sing
"Oh Promise Me" with the girls
following with "I Heard You Go
The boys will follow with "Ken
tucky Babe" and "The Little
Worm" by Riegger will he sung by
See Concert Page Five)
PTA Group Holds
The Crabtree-Iron Duff Parent
Teacher Association held its first
meeting of the year Thursday eve
ning. October 21. at the school.
The program for the meeting was
presented by Mrs. Glenn Nolatid
and members of the tenth grade
The group discussed a number
of projects that will probably he
sponsored this year one of which is
a recitation and declamation con
test for the high school and gram
mer grades. Mr. Bryson reported
on the student patrol organization
that is being sponsored by the Par-
iSee Crabtree PTA Page Fivei
Starts Sunday, Oct. 31
The Training Committee of the
Pigeon River District is conduct
ing a Scoutmasters Training
Course to include sessions one
through six, starting October 31.
it was announced this morning.
Sessions one through three will
be held Sunday afternoon, October
31, starting at 2:30 o'clock and
running through 9:30 o'clock in the
Junior High School building here.
Sessions four through six will
take place Sunday afternoon, No
vember 7 at the YMCA building
The instructors for this course
wijl include W. S. Edwards, A. W.
Allen. Bob Garner. Clyde Smith.
Woody Robertson, and Floyd E.
Champion Paper And Fibre
Buys Trees For 4-H Clubs
North Carolina pulp and paper
companies are sponsoring a refor
estation program under which 4-H
Club and FFA members in two
areas of the State have been offer
ed 700,000 pine seedlings for plant
ing this winter, according to R.
W. Graeber, in charge of forestry
extension work at State College.
A total of 200,000 seedlings have
been rtnade available to farm boys
in Rutherford, Burke, McDowell,
Buncombe, Madison, and all coun
ties 'west and south of this line.
The Champion Paper and Fiber
Company at Canton is purchasing
the trees from the North Carolina
Department of Conservation and
ORAL L. YATES has been named
regional adviser by the North
Carolina Department of Education
for the col led ion of books to be
sent to Europe, as part of an edu
Oral Yates Named
In Book Campaign
Oral L. Yates has been named
regional advUor of 15 counties for
the collection of books and maga
zines to he shipped to Europe- as
part of an educational program of
the peoples of Germany.
The program is sponsored by the
North Carolina Department of
Education, and plans are underway
on a stale-wide basis to collect
books and magazines and ship to
Germany to supplement their
English school books.
A similar program was inaug
urated in the slate last year, and
thousands of pounds of books and
magazines were shipped overseas.
Army personnel and welfare work
ers have been warm in their praise
of the program and have pointed
out repeatedly the accomplishments
Mr Yalrv talked to John Parks,
slate (hail iii'iii. while in Raleigh
last week, and Ihe campaign will
start shortly m the state, with Mr.
Yates in charge of the 15 western
counties The entire program is
Ion a patriotic basis, as no money
is available to pay for the books,
jor Ihe workers Groups such as
i Hoy Scouts, Girl Scouts and PTA
organisations assort and pack the
books C ivic clubs usually pay the
Mr. Yales plans lo perfect an
organization in each nf the 15
! counties at an early dale, and get
the campaign functioning.
The counties to be organized by
Mr. Yates include: Mitchell, Yan
cey, McDowell. Rutherford, Madi
son. Buncombe. Henderson, Hay
wood, Transylvania, Jackson,
Swain. Graham, Macon, Clay and
Chamber Of Commerce
Directors Meet Tonight
The regular monthly meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce Board
of Directors will be held Tuesday
night, October 26. at 7:30 in the
Chamber of Commerce office,
Stanley Henry, secretary, announc
ed this morning.
Development. Varieties include
shortlcaf pine, white pine, and lob
lolly, the latter intended for use
in the southern part of Rutherford
and Polk counties and the lower
elevations in Cherokee and Clay.
The North Carolina Pulp Com
pany of Plymouth is buying 500,
000 loblolly pine seedlings for
planting in eastern North Carolina.
Four-H and FFA members in Per
son, Alamance. Guilford, Davidson,
Rowan, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg,
and all counties east and south of
this line are eligible.
Application blanks for seedlings
from either of these groups ar
'See Trees Bought Page Five!
Plans for the Apple Week Fes
tival here starting Saturday, Oc
tober 30 through November 6. are
well underway, Wayne Corpenmg.
county agent, revealed this morn
ing when he announced that ap
ple exhibits will be plared in all
stores in Waynesville, Hazelwood,
Canton and Clyde.
Mr. Corpening reported that let
ters have been written to all stores
in the county and the apple ex
hibitors will be assigned stores
sometime later this week in which
to place their exhibits.
The festival committee urges
that all restaurants in the county
serve special apple menus during
the week. Any person interested in
securing these menus may pick
them up from local stores or the
county agent's office.
The Waynesville High School
band will put on a special apple
program during the half of the
Waynesville-Ashevillc School foot
ball contest Saturday night. No
The Waynesville Chamber of
Commerce and the Smoky Moun
tain Apple Growers Association
are sponsoring an Apple Contest
during National Apple Week. The
purpose of the contest is In edu
cate the people of this area on the
value of Haywood County apples.
Each entrant in the contest will
write a composition of not more
than one hundred words on the
following subject: "I Like Hay
wood County Apples Because
A special apple exhibit will be
placed in the First National Bank
Saturday, October 30, which will
show the various varieties of ap
ples grown- in Haywood county,
At meetings of various civic
clubs In Waynesville and Canton,
a special apple program will be
given. The clubs include the local
Lions and Rotary and the Canton
Civitan club. A 4-H team demons
tration on apples will he sponsored
by the Bethel 4-H club Those tak
ing part in the program are: Nan
cy Poston, Jo Ann McCracken.
James Twiggs, and Charlie Main
ous. Jaycees Sponsor
At Armory Friday
! The Waynesville Junior Cham
j her of Commerce will spor.sor a
Hallowe'en Masquerade Ball Fri
I day night, October 29, at the Arm
ory starting at 9 o'clock
Teddy Martin and his popular
orchestra will play for the dance.
Read Wilson, radio announcer with
WWNC, will serve as master of
ceremonies. Wilson is well known
as a speaker and the Jaycees were
fortunate to secure his services for
A prize will be made for the
best costume worn by a male and
female at the dance. Door prizes
will also be awarded. Various types
of entertainment will be offered in
keeping with the Hallowe en tradi
tion. Tickets are on sale by members
of the Jaycees and at several stores
Miss Burnette Dies
At Hospital Here
Miss Donnie Burnette. daughter
of G. W. Burnette, Route 1. Way
nesville, died at noon Monday, at
the Haywood County HosDital after
an illness of one week.
Miss Burnette was a sister of
H. W. Burnette.
Funeral arrangements are incom
Injured .... 39
(This Information com
piled from Record of
State Highway Patrol).