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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
Cline Gels 10 -15 Years
In Prison For Slabbing;
Court Recesses To Monday
Puppet Show In
A puppet show will be pri'scnl ed
in the elementary schools of lla
wood County, starting Moiulnv. No
vember 29. it was reported this
morning by Dr. Mary Michiil. dis
trict heallh officer.
The Lit lie .luck puppet show is
being sponsored in the counts' l
Ihe state division of Oral Hvgicne.
of which Ernest A Branch is di
rector. Three shows will be given
daily for five days.
The puppeteers, Misses Hannah
Davis and Maude Baynor Foy, will
report at the local heallh office
Monday morning and will present
the first puppet show at the Fast
Waynesville school at 9: IS o'clock
The puppet show schedule is
Monday, November 29 9:15,
East Waynesville; II o'clock. Cen
tral Elementary; one o'clock. Hazel
wood. Tuesday, November HO 9-15.
Bethel: 11 o'clock. Morning Star;
1:30 o'clock, Uraverdam.
Wednesday. December 1 9 15.
Rock Hill; 11 o'clock, Maggie, 1:30
o'clock. Lake Junaluska.
Thursday, Dec. 2 0:15. Fines
Creek; II o'clock. Clyde; 1:30 p. m..
Friday. Dec 3- 9 15, PaHon: II
o'clock, Pennsylvania Avenue. 1 MO.
Invited To Visit
A special invitation is being p
tended to rural families to visit
the Haywood County Library dur
ing the Tobareo Harvest Festival
An exhibit of books of interest
to men, women, and children vill
be on display in the library for Ihe
entire week. Included in the dis
play will be found books on Needle
craft, Home Decoration. House
planning. Flowers. Arts. Music
Farming. Production of Tobacco,
Harnessing the Earthworm. Poul
try. Pets, and Hobbies of all kinds.
Another exhibit shows the new
books on the recommended reading
list for Home Demonstration Clubs,
which are now in the library.
Miss Johnston, librarian, has pre
pared a special booklet to be pre
sented to the visitors during the
week end. It includes the Home
Demonstration Reading List and
also a list of subjects of interest
which are to be found on the li
Tobacco Display From
State Test Farm In
Window Of Mountaineer
An elaborate display of tobacco
has been arranged in the window
of the Mountaineer by Dr Luther
Shaw, tobacco specialist of the
State Test Farm Here.
Many types of tobacco are being
shown, and the display is expected
to attract lots of attention during
the Tobacco Harvest Festival.
This Issue Of The
Mountaineer Went To
Press Wednesday Noon
This tesne of The Mountaineer
went to press shortly after noon
Wednesday. In order to give the
staff of the newspaper a Thanks
Going to press earlier than us
ual accounts for the fact that
some events taking place Thurs
day morning are not reported
in this Issue.
l - '
f. SHOPPING DAYS
Judge H Hoylc Sink on Wed- :
neMl.iy morning sentenced Johnny j
( line. Ji ., h 25-year-old Jackson
county man 10 to 15 years in the
state prison for Ihe fatal slabbing j
of Jim Watson. 52. of Cullowhee.
Tlie incident took place here in
Has wood last summer. Cline had
enleied a plea of guilty nf man
slaughter as the case opened
about three o'clock Tuesday after
noon. Judge Sink announced that due
to Thanksgiving, and the full pro
gram of Friday and Saturday of
the Tobacco Harvest Festival that
court would adjourn Wednesday
afternoon until Monday morning
at ten o'clock.
"Enryone would be in a holiday
mood.'' the judge said, and added
"we have more on the docket than
we can finish anyway."
Judge Sink wants to take to the
fields in Cherokee county on a
pheasant hunt during the holidays.
David Underwood, foreman of
the grand jury, said that body
would complete Iheir work Wed
nesday afternoon, and submit their
report to Judge Sink before court
recessed later in the day.
Members of the grand jury were
out Wednesday morning making
an inspection of the public liuild
(See Court Page 6)
School Man Heads
j fi I) Rutin, former district
'superintendent of Waynesville
schools, has iust been elected presl
df nt of the Chowan Junior College
; a! Murfreesboro
i Mi Kun n is a graduate of Wake
i Korrt College anil the University
df North Carolina, and since leav
ing Waynesville 14 years ago lias
served as superinlendent of schools
I of Granville county.
Tony's Grill Has
The fnrm.il opening of Tony's
Grill, on Main Street, was all set
i for Thanksgiving, according to the
.owners here Wednesday at noon.
The grill opened on November
Kith, but withheld the formal open
ing until Thanksgiving.
The owners are J. R. Gerringer
and M E. Davis, and the modern
1 place is in the Owens Building next I
to the Strand Theatre.
The ow ners have an experienced
chef from Chicago, Stev Hingott,
who personally prepares and serves
the food of every order. Mr. Hin
gott has worked at some of the
: larger places in Chicago.
Ten-Mile Stretch Of
Balsam Gap, Sylva Road
To Be Paved, Widened
A ten-mile stretch between Bal
: sam Gap and Sylva will be widened
and paved as results of a contract
let today to the Asheville Paving
Company. Asheville, at a cost of
Traffic-bound macadam base
. couj-sc and bituminous concrete
I surface course will be used on US
19-A and 23 from Jackson-Hay-;
wood county line to Sylva.
Haywood County Gets
The Town of Waynesville re
reived $2,497.78 as its share of
the beer-wine taxes collected for
j the 12 months period ending
Haywood county collected a
total of $"31,836.12. Haielwood
received $1,327.62 and Canton
collected $4,279.35 from the beer
23 Haywood Students
At Greensboro College
Of the 2,18 students enrolled
this semester in Woman's College,
1.844 are North Carolina residents.
Ninety-six North Carolina counties
are represented, and 23 of the stu
dents are from Haywood.
and Associated Press New
The Waynesville High School band, under the direction of Charles Isley. will be one of six bands participnttng in the second annual
Tobacco Harvest Festival parade Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The outstanding band will give a concert in front of the courthouse
Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The other bands to march in Ihe parade are from: Canton. Mars Hill. Boone and llendersonville.
The modern highway post office
which will begin a six-day-a-week
run between Asheville and Blue
Ridge. Ga., next Monday, will be
here ut 7:0fi Saturday morning for
a 15-minule inspection period.
Postmaster J. II. Howell said all
persons wishing to inspect the mo
bile post office were invited to be
on hand when the unit rolled in
Saturday morning. The bus will
not carry any mall this Saturday,
except first covers for stamp col
lectors The first mail will be carried
on Monday. Nov. 29. getting here
about 7:02 a.m.. from Asbeville,
and on Hie return trip leaving here
about 5:21. daily The bus will not
operate on Sundays.
The highway post office passed
through Waynesville late Wednes
day afternoon on a lest run from
Asheville to Blue Kidge, Ga.
IINC STl DENTS AT
HOME FOR. HOLIDAYS
Among the students at Ihe Uni
versity of North Carolina who are
spending the Thanksgiving vaca
tion at home are Tom Ray. Robert
Breese, Robert York, H. C. Turner.
Bill Hannah, Wingate Hannah,
Cyril Minette. Jimmy Elwood, Joe
Morrow, Miss Jean Grouser, and
Miss Rosemary Herman.
WAYNESVILLE. N. C. EKIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1948
High School Band
Hulson To Make Address
M Court House Saturday
An address by .1. B. Hut sou.
President" of Tobacco Associates,
inc. on Saturday morning at 11
o'clock in front nf the oourl house,
will highlight the final day s fes
tivities of the second annual To
bacco Harvest Festival.
A large throng of Haywood
county residents are expected to
gather for this important portion
of Hie program. A 100 per cent
turnout of all farmers in the coun
ty is urged by Wayne Corpening,
county agent, since Mr. Hulson U
one of the most prominent tobacco
specialists in the nation.
I! rues More Exports
Mr. Iltitson, of Raleigh, has just
returned from overseas, where he
was working on gelling more
American tobacco exported to for
eign markets His address is ex
pelted to review the trip and out
line the lobiicco forecast this seas
on. In a recent speech before the
Lee county members of ihe North
Carolina Farm Bureau, Mr. llutson
pointed out that on October 15
farm prices averaged lour percent
below September prices, about
four per cent below those of a
year ago and 10 per cent below the
peak reached in January, 1948.
Prices of wheal, corn, some fruits
(See llutson Page 4)
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To Lead Parade Friday
J. B. HUTSON
Woody To Speak
At Farm Bureau
Jonathan Woody, president of
the First National Bank will he Ihe
principal speaker Saturday after
noon. November 27, at 2 o'clock at
a meeting of the Farm Bureau and
the Farm Bureau Auxiliary in the
court room. The meeting is to be
held in connection with the Tobac
co Festival which is to bo in pro
gress from the 24th through the
Mrs. K. L. McKee nf Sylva. senator-elect
from this district, will
be on the program also.
All farmers and farm women, es
pecially, are urged to attend the
meeting. There will be a live turkey
given to the holder of Ihe lucky
ticket and there will be special
prizes for the ladies who hold lucky
I ' T
W!' f7 I
Burley Tobacco Markets
Open Monday, Nov. 29
Burley tobacco growers of Hay
wood county are expected to line
the highways leading to Asheville
and other market points when the
burley sales get underway Mon
day morning, November 29.
It was reported in Asheville this
morning that a number of Hay
wood tobacco farmers have already
placed their burley tobacco on the
warehouse floors in preparation for
the opening sale.
The North Carolina Burley are
housemen's Association will meet
at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Battery
Park Hotel to discuss the govern
ment's price support program on
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Approximately !i0 per cent of
hurley tobacco in Haywood county
will be in the warehouses beil
the markets open Monday, Novem
ber !!!, Wayne Corpening. county
agent, asserted this morning.
"Willi the (pialily of tobacco
which we have in the comily. it
should bring high prices, since the
support price best tobacco Al-L is
66 cents per pound.'' Mr. Corpen
If the tobacco is graded and
classed properly, the tobacco farm
er in Haywood county is assured
of a good price because of the
price support which (he govern
ment guarantees, the county agent
staled Tln price support is two
and one-half cents more this year
than in 1917.
The tobacco crop in Haywood
county tin. .-.ear should hiing in
about one million dollar', to 1H00
different farm families. Mr. Corp
Is Scheduled At
Several hundred Haywood coun
ty tobacco growers ale expected to
show .sonic of their lamous hurley
crop at the Tobacco Show Friday
at Ihe Armory.
All tobacco entered in the show
must bo placed in the armory on
Friday, November 20. before one
o'clock. Judging will be held Fri
day afternoon and the winners will
be announced at Ihe meeting start
ing at 10 :t0 Saturday morning.
The following grades and classes
will be shown;
Flying or granulators with Ihe
first leaves stripped from the base
of the plant: lugs, next leaves
above the flyings: leaf, next leaves
above the lugs and below the top;
and wrappers, selected from the
leaf and lug group.
The premium list for the tobacco
is as follows. Prizes ranging from
$10 for lirst place down to $2 for
(See Show Paise 4)
the Ashpville. Boone, and West
The Asheville Tobacco Board of
Trade will meet at 2 p m. Friday
to elect officer: and hold a draw
ing to determine the sequence of
auctions in the warehouses.
Asheville warehouses that will
operate this season are:
Planters on the old Swannanoa
Road. Bernard-Walker Nos. 1 and
2 at Biltmore, Walker at Biltmore,
Dixie No. 1 on Riverside Drive,
Dixie No. 2 north of the West
Asheville bridge. Farmers Feder
ation on Valley Street. Carolina on
Valley Street, and Haney at Koon
Diner: "Walter, tfcta aap is
cold. Bring me Mate that's
Waiter: "Whit yom want
me to do? Bora my thimb?"
With clear skies expected to
prevail over most of the second an
nual Tobacco Harvest Festival ac
tivities, indications pointed toward
one of the most successful events
to be staged in Haywood county
during the past decade.
The four-day festival was launch
ed Wednesday night when a large
crowd gathered in the Armory for
the barn warming event that struck
a rousing tune fur further affairs
Thursday. Friday and Saturday.
The tobacco affair is attracting
agricultural leaders and many oth
er state and local officials. Fol
lowing the parade Friday after
noon. Lt, Governor L. y Ballen
tine will speak at the court house
at 2:30 o'clock. He will be intro
duced by Grover C. Davis, recent
ly elected to represent Haywood
county in the state legislature.
One of the largest parades in
history will be reeled off Friday
afternoon starting at 2 o'clock
with six bands and 25 floats partici
pating in the gala event. The pa
rade will start in liazelwood ana
will continue to Waynesville where
it will disassemble In front of the
An additional ten commercial
floats have been added to the pa
rade. They are: Rotary Club. Cham
ber of Commerce. Business and
Professional Women's club. Hay
wood County Farm Bureau. 4-H
Clubs of Haywood county. Beta
Sigma Phi. Burnette's Cafe. Smoky
Mountain Fur Farm, Lions Club '
and Dayton Tires, The beauty con
testants vieing for the Tobacco
Harvest Queen honors will ride
atop the floats.
A bund concert will be he'd in
the Waynesville Armory Friday
night at 7 o'clock, followed by the
selection of the Tobacco Queens
court. An old-time singing conven
tion, lumpu.sca oi iu quartettes, is
scheduled at 8:15 o'clock.
Saturday morning's program will
get underway at 10:30 o'clock with
the Waynesville High School band
presenting a concert. A large crowd
is expected to hear an address by
J. H. Hulson of Tobacco Assonate..
Inc., of Washington. D. C. in front
of the court house at 11 o'clock.
Woody To Speak
A feature of the afternoon pro
gram will he a speech by Jonathan
Woody, president of the First Na
tional Bank, at a meeting of Hay
wood County Farm Bureau and
Auxiliary at the courthouse start
ing at 2 o'clock.
At the Farm Bureau meeting
Saturday afternoon, free prizes
will he awarded to women of the
county, including a pressure cook
er, electric percolator, and several
other gifts. A live turkey will also
be given away at the meeting. The
Soco Gap string band will provide
music for the program.
The selection of the 194S Hay
wood County Tobacco Harvest Fes.
tival Queen will take place in the
Armory Saturday night at 8
o'clock. Ten square dance teams
will give exhibitions at 8:15 p.m.
following the queen selection. Peg
gy Noland. 1947 queen, is reigning
over the festivities until the new
queen is selected
STI DENTS ARRIVE
Among the students at home for
the Thanksgiving holidays are the
following from State College: Rolf
Kaufman, Dan Watkins. Jack No
land, Ray Whisenhunt. Joe Terrell.
David McCracken. Bill Richeson.
Jack Alley, and Don Swangy m .
Injured . . . . 41
(This information com- '
piled from Records o
State Highway Patroll. .-