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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Ol The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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63rd YEAR No. 90 16 PAGES
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WAYNESVILLE. N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1948 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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1 seasoned deer
Siting the open
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bast few weeks.
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rule go deer
hunters do not
inters are liav
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h, nuts nine them
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f tenor of note,
Lnd is taking an
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, The first of a
Certs were given
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angle," he con-
lung lady selling
Veterans ol For
Thursday had a
the man who
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I are different
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One of the highlights of the sec
ond annual Tobacco Harvest Festi-1
val is Hie Handicraft Fair which is j
being held especially for the wo
men and girls on Friday, Novemb- 1
er 26, starting at 10:30 o'clock.
This Handicraft Fair is open to'
any girl or woman in Haywood ,
county. All exhibits must bo in
place at the courthouse before 1
10:30 o'clock on Friday, and ex
hibitors can take their exhibits
men and girls on Friday, Novem
ber 26, starting at 10:30 o'clock.
The Handicraft exhibit which
was put on at the State Fair this
year will also be exhibited.
Also, there will be special dem
onstrations showing how to make
certain articles of handicraft.
Judges for the event will be:
Mjss Mamie Sue Evans, Buncombe
County Home Agent, and Miss
Louise Matthews, Cherokee Coun
ty Assistant Home Agent.
The committee in charge of this
Handicraft Fair Is as follows: Miss
Mary M. Smith, chairman, Mrs.
Will Medford, Mrs. Paul Hyatt,
Mrs. Jim Welch, Mrs. Edgai Bui
nette and Mrs. Mary Hawkins.
Premium list for the Handicraft
Fair is as follows, with $1.00 being
paid for each first prize, and 50
cents for each second place winner.
Single piece of wood work:
metal work; best collection of nov
elties; reed baskets; raffia baskets:
willow baskets; honeysuckle bas
ket; straw basket; straw mats;
shuck mats; split maskets; metal
tray of aluminum or copper.
Woven of cotton, or rug yarn;
woven of rags; braided wool; hook
ed wool yarn; hooked cotton or
Needlepoint chair set; needle
point foot stool cover; needlepoint
sampler or picture.
1 Cotton patchwork or applique
50 years old; new patchwork of
cotton; new cotton applique; new
silk, velvet or rayon.
Crocheted; knitted and woven.
Tufted; crocheted, knitted; hand
woven or of feed sacks.
Crocheted luncheon sets, lun
cheon sets made of feed sacks;
luncheon sets of linen, cotton or
rayon; crocheted table cloth; 4
woven linen place mats; 4 colton
woven place mats.
Linen handwoven, and cotton
Argentine Ambassador To
Address Lions Club Here
At Meeting Tonight At 7
Best Corn Grower
Will Be Held
A J McCRACKEN made top news
ill farm circles again this week,
w hen his 10 stalks of corn was ad
judged the best in the state from
a field glowing 100 bushels per
acre or more Mr. McCracken won
$100 first prize, while George
Stanley, of Pigeon, won second
At f fntirr
In attractions at
parade here yes
fo M4-A1 tanks
fceavy tank com
f, observation of
fatrolman O. R.
the tank on the
$ moment of de-
ugh the small
ction .... 55c-60c
100 lbs 3.00
lbs 2 set
the staff of the
Bethel Civic Club
For Group Slogan
The Pigeon Valley Civic Club,
new community service organiza
tion of the Bethel school distrcti,
is searching for a suitable slogan,
according to announcement by the
Club's board of directors, and in
vites Haywood county citizens to
help write one.
To the writers of the three slo
gans adjudged best by the board of
directors, prizes of $5, $3. and $2
will be awarded. The slogan ad
judged winner of the $5 first prize
will be adopted as the official slo
gan of the Club to be used on its
stationery, checks, and member
The directors announced these
rules for the contest: Slogan ent
ries must be of six words or less.
(See Pig-eon Club Paffe 2)
Mother Of Waynesville
Physician In Serious
Condition In Hospital
The condition of Mrs. W. H. E.
Lancaster, of Hendersonvillc. was
reported as serious from an Ashe
ville hospital Thursday morning.
Mrs. Lancaster, the mother of Dr.
N. F. Lancaster, underwent an
operation Wednesday a week ago
Dr. Lancaster has been wun
since her operation.
Ray Ferguson Serves
In Atlantic Fleet
Hav S Fereuson, chief personnel
man, USN, son of Mrs. Fannie
rmiaon of Route 2. Waynesville,
i- Hh subordinate Group
One of the Boston Group, Atlantic
Rtserve Fleet, billeteo aboard the
barracks ship USS Colleton in the
Naval Shipyard, souinr mv
Hnw Tin-inn MaSS.' :'t
The group is engaged In the in
It, maintenance of urplus Navy
Two Haywood county farmers
look lou honors in the 100 Bushel
Special Corn Class at North Caro
lina Stale fair, according to Wayne
Corpening, couuty agent, who has
jusl iece.ived this. Information. .
Exhibits in this class consisted
of ten complete corn plants from
fields prodiicng more than one
hurdled bushels of corn per acre.
'Ihis class was open to any person
in North Carolina who grew at
least an acre of corn In 1948 which
produced more than one hundred
bushels of shelled corn (15.5
moisture per acre, with an ac
companying letter signed by a
nearby vocational teacher or coun
ly agent veryfying that fart.
A J. McCracken, demonstration
farmer of Clyde township, won
first place with an exhibit of U. S.
282, which is a yellow hybrid va
riety. First place premium is $100.
George K. Stanley, demonstra
tion fanner of Pigeon township,
was second place winner with his
exhibit of Dixie 17. a while hybrid
There were over Ihrty entries
from all over the state in this
special corn exhibit.
Dr. Jeronimo Remorino. recently-appointed
to the United States, will speak at
a special called meeting of the lo
cal Lions Club here tonight at 7
o'clock in the Towne House.
Dr. Romorina, leading jurist of
Argentina, and his official party is
scheduled to arrive in Waynesville
about 11 o'clock this morning and
will pick up a delegation of local
Lions, headed by Paul Davis, pres
ident, and will motor to Bryson
City where he will make a short
Following the Bryson City ad
dress. Dr. Remorino and the part.v
will visit the Cherokee Indian res
ervation, where he will speak and
present Cherokee with a special
gift from President Juan l'eron of
lie is scheduled to arrive hack
in Waynesville around 4:30 o'clock
this afternoon when the I. ions
Club will give the group a recep
tion at the Lodge in Hazel wood be
tween 5 and 6 o'clock. Officers, di
rectors of the Lions Club and their
wives will be hosts to the Argen
The ambassador will arrive here
from Asheville where he spoke
last night. In his speech there he
declared that the work of the Fan
American Union has shown the
United Nations that it is possible
for the nations of the world to live
Dr. Homorino'a visit to North
Carolina is being sponsored by the
Statesville Lions club, which en
tertained Dr. Oscar Ivanlssevich,
lormer Argentine Ambassador to
this country in January of last
Joe Cline, assistant Haywood
county farm agent, spoke on the
Western North Carolina Kat Stock
Show and Sale to be held in Plant
er Tobacco Warehouse. November
17 and 18. at the meeting of the
Asheville Lions club.
After the luncheon last night.
Dr. Romorino and his party was
taken on an inspection tour of
Kcusta Paper Corporation plant
and on a sightseeing trip to the
Wagon Road gap area in Pisgah
Forest. He delivered a talk before
Hie Brevard Lions club in the cafe
teria of Brevard College.
Nine tobacco grading demonstra
tions have been arranged for Hay
wood next week, with J W. Van
Ardstlall. of Kentucky, rated as
one ol the best hurley graders in
the country putting on the demons
trations, according to Wayne Cor
peniiiR. county agent.
Mr YanAisdall is a hurley grow
er, and not only knows tobacco,
but is also said to be one of the
fastest graders ever to put on a
The first demonstration will be
held at the larm of Jule Boyd, on
Jonathans Creek. Tuesday, Nov. 16
at 10 o'clock. At 1 30 the same day.
a demonstration will be staged at
the Mark Ferguson farm on Fines
The oilier schedules are as fol
lows: Wednesday. Bob Francis
Farm. Waynesville. at 10 o'clock:
Sam l.edford'.s farm. 2 o'clock on
Thursday, at 10. a,l the Albert
Ferguson tarm on t'rabtrcc. and
the Jarvis Caldwell farm at 2
o'clock on Iron Duff.
Three demonstrations will be
held Friday, Nov. 1!). The first
starting at 10 o'clock will be at
the Dillard Caldwell farm on Pi
geon; at 1:30 the Fred Mann farm
on Beaverdam. and at 3:30 the Jar
vis Campbell farm al Clyde.
' Proper grading is important to
all burle growers." Mr. Corpening
said, us he urged that every Hay
wood growei attend as many of the
demonstrations as possible.
Armistice Day Parade, Program
By Large Throng Here
Work Starts On Telephone
Construction In Crablree
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Construction crews are schedul
ed to begin work of setting poles
and stringing the telephone cable
down the Crabtree-lron Duff area
next week. It was learned from J.
Lovell Smith, district manager for
Southern Bell Telephone Company
Engineers are slated to complete
staking the line this week, and
right-of-way men are about finish
ed with the task, it was learned
Mr. Smith said a special contract
would be given for erecting the
poles, while the construction crews
of i he teleohone company will
string the cable.
All indications now point to giv
ing that area of the county service
by January first, Mr. Smith said
"It all depends on the weather
With favorable weather, we ca
have service In the section by th
first of the year," he continued.
The project will call for about
185 telephones and will cost about
The Advisory Budget Commis
sion heard requests from Western
Carolina Teachers College for
funds for operation in the 1949-51
biennium in Raleigh recently.
Western Carolina Teachers Col
lege asked for $1,532,100 to supple
ment a 1947 allocation and $1,217,
700 for other permanent improve
ments. Proposed projects include
a $398,000 dormitory, a $376,000
addition to the training school, a
$200,000 sewage disposal plant, a
$100,000 faculty apartment and
cottages costs $61,800.
The hoard also heard requests
from Pembroke State College for
Indians for $337,400 for permanent
improvements costing $21,000. a
$58,800 supplement to a 1947 li
brary allocation, and a $22,600 sup
plement to a $12,000 allocation of
last year for a president's home.
In East Waynesville
Is Now Underway
The garbage collection from the
East Waynesville area, new addi
tion to the town limits, was started
last Tuesday. G. C. Ferguson, town
manager, revealed this morning.
Mr Ferguson stated that collec
tions of garbage will be made
every Tuesday and Friday. He
urged that all residents of East
Waynesville purchase garbage cans
with lids and place them in front
of their homes on these two days.
Masonic, Eastern Star
Set Wednesday, Nov. 17
There will be a Thanksgiving
banquet at Fines Creek High
School. Wednesday. Nov. 17. at 7
o'clock. All masons and their wives,
all Eastern Star ladies and their
husbands are invited to attend. A
special program is planned with
M. W. Thomas J. Harkins, Past
Grand Master of masons of North
Carolina as principal speaker.
R. W. Ralph M. Crawford. Past
District Deputy Grand Master ol
the 41st. district of North Carolina,
will be master of ceremonies. The
groups will leave their respective
places and meet at the interseclion
of highway 19 and the Iron Duff
Crabtree highway near Lake Juna
luska at 6:15 p.m. so that all can
drive down In a group.
For Farm Bureau
Charlie McCrary. president of
Haywood County Farm Bureau, an
nounced today that the, state-wide
drawing to determine winners of
trips to the National Convention
In the Edward A. O'Neal contest
will be held al the Sir Walter,
Raleigh, Saturday, November 27
All members of (he Farm Bu
reau here who have secured 10 or
more new members are eligible
for the drawings.
Mr. McCrary urged thai all
members who have enlisted al
least 10 new members to turn (hem
in iiniiicdialely so thai the secre
tary may record their names on
Hie bureau rosier.
Mr. McCrary lias appointed the
following committee to be in
charge of the Farm Bureau meet
ing scheduled for Salurday after
noon. November 27, al 2 o'clock
in the court house. The commit
tee is composed of the following:
O. L. Yates, chairman, Albert Fer
guson. D J. Boyd. George Slaincy.
C. C. Francis, Jarvis Caldwell, Mrs.
W. D. Ketner, Mrs Carl S Green.
Mrs Paul Robinson, Mrs. Jack
McCracken and Miss Mary Mar
Floats for the Haywood Farm
Bureau in the second annual To
bacco Harvest Festival parade will
be in charge of the following com
mittee: Fred Campbell, chairman.
Glen McCrackeru David Under
wood. William Osborne. Mrs O.
L. Yates. Mrs Ed Sims, Mrs C.
C. Francis, and Mrs. D. Beeves
L. Y. BALLENT1NE. lieutenant
governor of North Carolina, and
new Commissioner of Agriculture,
will deliver the feature address
here Friday, November 26 at 2
o'clock as part of the annual To
bacco Harvest Festival to be held
Haywood Coumy 1-tl Club and
F F A. members wl 11 have some
forty entries in the annual West
ern North Carolina Baby Beef
Show in Asheville on Wednesday.
Nov. I7lh. II was announced yes
Icrdaj by Wayne Corpening. coun
The judging will start at one
o'clock Wednesday, with the an
nual sale to be held the next day.
The event will take place at the
New Planter's Warehouse.
Haywood has always made a
good showing al the sale and show,
and the animals to be exhibited
Ihis year are expected to be among
the best ever to go from here.
Urged To Buy
As part of a national promotion
of U. S. Savings Bonds beginning
Armistice Day, J. E. Massie, chair
man of the Haywood County Sav
ings Bonds committee today urg
ed residents in the county to put
away all the surplus cash they can
In E, F and G bonds.
"This is not a national bond
drive such as we had last spring
in the Security Loan," Mr. Massie
explained, "but a special campaign
with three alms: to add more pay
mil savers to the 7.500,000 wage
and salary earners who are now
buying bonds regularly through
payroll allotments; to get more
bank depositors to sign up on the
Bond-a-Mnnth plan, and to urge
farmers to build up their financial
reserves in these safe bonds."
In the rural phase ol the cam
paign, the goal is to reach every
possible farm family and urge them
to build up their financial reserves
against the future by investing as
much as possible of their current
crop money in savings bonds.
In this the county savings bond
committee will have the help of
implement dealers, members of
the National Retail Farm Equip
ment Association, which is back
ing the farm bond campaign nationally.
Remains Of Four County
Soldiers To Arrive Soon
Tax Valuation Shows $255,91 1 Increase
The tax valuation for the city of Waynesville gained
over a quarter of a million dollars during the 1948 tax
levy, G. C. Ferguson, town manager, reported this morn
ing. The record figure for 1948 was $2,918,!)fi9, showing an
increase of $255,911 over the total for 1047.
The remains of one Waynesville
man. Pfc Glenn Price, and three
Canton servicemen, Pfc. Bassey
Wilson, Lt. Frank Curtis and S.
Sgt. William R. Dayton, are sche
duled to arrive here within the
next few days, according to infor
mation received from the war de
The body of Pfc. Glenn Price,
son of Hayden Price of Fines
Creek, is enroute to the States from
Italy for final burial.
Services will be held at Fines
Creek Baptist church with Garrett
Local Hunting Party Kills Five Bears,
See Five Others In Sherwood Game Area
A party of 23 hunters from
Waynesville enjoyed a "once in a
lifetime experience" on a two-day
bear hunt recently when they kill
ed five grizzly bears and saw five
others in the Sherwood Forest
The local party, headed by vet
eran bear hunter Tom Campbell
Sr., left Waynesville early Monday
morning for the Sherwood Wild
life area and pitched camp in the
vacinity of Triple Arch Bridge,
where the fun started.
The first bear was killed by
Glenn Rogers on Monday afternoon
after a pack of dogs chased it up a
tree. The animal tipped the scales
around 300 pounds and was the
largest bear bagged in the two-day
Fanner Kills Bear
Next day, Tuesday, the Sherwood
Forest area turned out to be a
hunters' paradise where four bears
were killed in less than an hour
in 33 equal parts and divided it
among the hunters. The cutting
parly took place at Howell Motor
and a half, and five other bears seen Company and the hunters' tables
Fred Farmer downed tne . are expecieu t" w "
meat this winter
first bear of the day which weighed
over 200 pounds
Immediately after this Mr. Camp
bell spotted three bears across the
ridge an,d the hunters emptied
their guns on the trio of animals
but they kept trotting along some
300 yards away. The bears were
seen 25 yards from where the first
bear was killed.
Others killing bears during the
90 minute period were Dr. Phil
Medford, whose bear weighed close
to 250 pounds; Hub Parker, weigh
ed over the 100 pound mark; and
Chief Orville Noland, who bagged
a 250-pound bear.
The party cut up the five bears
Sherwood wardens Millsap and
Huffman reported that it was the
first bunch of dogs turned loose in
the mountains that haven't chased
a deer. It was remarked that the
dogs were too busy smelling the
scent of bear tracks to be bothered
with other game. Mr. Campbell
gave good news to deer hunters
when he revealed that there was
plenty of deer in the Sherwood
area this year.
"In all my 25 years of bear hunt
ing, I have never had such an ex
perience as this," commented Tom
(See Bear Hunt Page 2)
in charge of ar
Pfc. Price died as the result of
wounds received in combat in Italy
in December, 1944.
The body of Pfc. Wilson is ex
pected to arrive today, and funeral
rites have been set for Saturday
morning. Pfc. Wilson, 19, was the
son of Albert Wilson and the late
Mrs. Wilson of the Dutch Cove
Section. He died in France on
October 27. 1944, having been re
ported wounded earlier that year.
The body will remain at the
Wells Funeral home until time for
the service Saturday morning,
which will be held at the Morning
Star Methodist church. The Rev.
A. L. Maxwell, pastor, and the Rev.
George B. Culbreth, a former pas
tor, will conduct the service. Bur
ial will be in the church cemetery.
Members of the Canton VFW post
will serve as pallbearers, and will
be in charge of the military rites
at the grave.
He is survived by three broth
ers, Paul F. and Harley S. of Can
ton, and Arthur E. of Baltimore,
Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Claude
Haynes of Clyde, and Miss Helen
Wilson at home; and his maternal
grandfather, Charlie Burnette of
The body of Lt. Frank Curtis
who was killed in Italy on April
6, 1944, while serving with the 15th
air force, is expected the latter
part of next week, according to
information received here from the
Philadelphia depot. Arrangements
for the fuderal are incomplete, but
the service will be held at Central
(See Service Men Pag 2)
Severa lthousand persons lined
the streets of Waynesville yester
day morning to witness the color
ful Armistice Day parade spon
sored by the local American le
gion Post No. 47.
The parade formed at the First
Baptist Church and marched down
Main Street at 10 o'clock ana nroKe
up In front of the court house to
hear an address by Kev. Paul ijuck
wall, pastor p Longs Chapel
The Waynesville High School
band led the marching caravan in
the brisk,-, chilly weather that
marked the occasion. A police car
withs its siren blasting kicked off
Two Tanks In Parade
The local American Legion post
with members clad in service uni
forms, dress suits and overalls
stepped firmly down the street with
campaign ribbons in evidence on
most participants. A group of live
ly 4-H Clbubcrs marched in a
group, followed by a host of Girl
Scouts with their leaders. On the
heels of the Girl Scouts came two
heavy army tanks, manned by
members of the local National
Guard unit. Two trucks loaded with
National Guard members were
moving slowly behind the two
Bringing up the rear of the pa
rade was the Waynesville junior
band that received numerous
cheers from people that lined the
streets and. rom those. Hint stayed
in tlrajr-t.wr4. off the eold
weather. Several youngsters were
climbing telephone polls to get a
better view of the procession, while
an elderly woman was standing
against a car with a cane in her
hand and occasionally clapping her
wrinkled hands In approval of the
Several hundred people crowded
on the lawn of the court house to
hear an Inspiring patriotic mes
sage delivered by Rev. Mr. Duck
wall. He opened the address by
saying, "We know that sacrifices
of war are always for peace " as
he pointed toward the gold star
parents in the rear.
Rev. Mr. Duckwall pointed out
several philosophies that have
been tried in gaining world peace,
but declared that peace cannot ae
bought, and that it must be achiev
ed. He said .that the philosophy of
the "big stick," appeasement and
idealist have been tried and failed.
Rev. Mr. Duckwall stated that an
other philosophy which has failed
because it has not been practiced
on an international scale is that of
brotherhood. "This philosophy car
ries us much deeper than blood
kinship of man," Rev. Mr. Duck
wall commented, and concluded by
declaring "the ties that will bind
men's heatrs together for peace are
spiritual rather than physical."
The guest speaker was intro
duced by Rev. R. L. Young, chap
lain of the American Legion Post.
Rev. Malcolm Willamson, pastor of
First Presbyterian Church pro
nounced the benediction.
An Armistice Day banquet was
held last night at Hazelwood High
School, sponsored by the Ameri
can Legion Post and Veterans of
Foreign Wars and auxiliaries of
both organizations. Gold Star par
ents of the county were special
guests of the group. The band play,
ed several selections before the
program got underway.
The Armistice Day event was
broadcast over WHCC.
Killed ..... S
Injured .... 39
(This Information com- '
piled from Record of '
State Highway Patrol).