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I TODAY'S SMILE
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"No, ma'am," she whimper-
i ed "I'm here sick."
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
641h YEAR NO. 68 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 15, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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By LUCILLE CATHEY ;
Mountaineer Correspondent j
Plans for a new post office build- j
ing at Clyde are at last materializ- j
ing with announcement by Post- j
master Grover C. Haynes that a ,
contract has been signed for con-j
structlon of a building to be leas
ed to the government.
The contract went to Bruce I
Brown, attorney for the town of
Clyde, who promises that the
building will be ready for occu
pancy by "cold weather." An
estimate on the cost of the propos
ed structure is not as yet avail
able, Mr. Brown said.
Clyde s new post office, provid
ing larger and more modern quart
ers, will be located on Highway
No.' 19-23, in the middle of the
block adjacent to the town's main
street. The present onice is m
the center of the lown, a snon
distance south of the highway.
Foundation for the building has
already been poured and the lay
ing of brick will be started in the
immediate future, Mr. Brown stat
Present plans call for the build
iD 49. hv 29 feet, to be construct
ed of red brick veneer and cinder
blocks. It will have 1080 square
raot nf floor sDace. somewhat larg
er than the present post office
quarters, according to mt. iym.
Of modern architecture, the
building is designed to give more
working room and better lighting
for the postal workers. Windows
set in steel castings will provide
light in addition to the lobby door
which will be of the glass wind
breaker type. Only light in the
working room of the old ppsi
(See Post Office Pace 4)
Gets New Post Office
Waynesville Tank Gets Final Check
They Embarrassed a Patrolman
"You're going to be embarrassed." said "Johnny" and "Scotty" to
a patrolman when he ordered them to undress and be searched
at Charlotte, after their arrest on a charge of automobile theft.
They weren't kidding and the patrolman hurriedly called tor a
matron. "Johnny " ilefti turned out to he Shirley Mae Wills of
Lancaster, Pa. "Scotty" was revealed as Anne Strlriode of Provi
dence, H. I. Both girls are 19 years old (AP Wirepholo).
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Last Rites Are
For Dr. Smothers
n. iM.n W Smathers, 80. a
former resident of Waynesville,
died Thursday afternoon in an m
lanta hospital after a long illness.
Dr. Smathers was the son of the
late J. C. and Lucille Johnson
Smathers of Turnpike.
He had practiced in Ashevillc
for several years before moving to
Atlanta. He was a graduate of the
Jefferson Medical College in Phila
delphia and studied at Johns Hop
kins University, Baltimore.
Graveside rites were conducted
at Green Hill Cemetery here on
Saturday afternoon at I o ciock.
ti,q n.u niistpll L. Young, pastor
of the First Methodist Church, of
Pallhearprs were Jasper Smath
ers, William Smathers, Dr. John
H. Smathers, Ray Morgan. Joim
H. Smathers, Jr., and John Boyd.
Surviving are the widow. Mrs.
Mabel Lockwood Smathers; one
daughter, Mrs. F. H. Rayneld ot At
lanta; two brothers, Will Smathers
and George Henry Smathers of
Asheville; and three sisters, Mrs
Earl Moffitt and Miss Ella Smath
ers of Atlanta and Mrs. S. C. Sat-
terthwaite of Waynesville ana At
Funeral Services were held at
Maggie yesterday afternoon for Ift-year-old,
Thomas Mcdford Cutshaw
of Welch St., Waynesvillt. Victim
of a logging accident near Cleve
land. S. C.
The youth was fatally injured
Thursday when he was hit by a log
as he was unloading a truck.
He was helping his brother. Troy
Cutshaw. contractor for the Geor
gia Lumber Company headquarter
ed in Cleveland, when the acci
The Iwo men had just brought
the logs in from a timber tract lo
the saw mill at Cleveland.
The final rites were held at the
Maggie Baptist Church by the Rev.
Jarvis Underwood and the Kev.
He was buried in Evans Ceme
tery. Surviving are the parents, Mr.
and Mrs. .1. P Cutshaw of Wayne.s-,-iii.
fnrmeilv of Maeaie: foin
other brothers in addition to Troy:
Carl of Wavnesville, Kenneth and
Robert of Clyde, and Truman of
Lake Junaluska; and two sisters.
Mrs. Wayne Caldwell of Waynes
ville and Miss Willie Cutshaw of
The Crawford Funeral Home of
Waynesville handled the funeral
600 Attend .
Approximately fiflO former resi
dents of Cataloochee from' 11 states
observed the community's 19th an
nual reunion yesterday at Palmer's
Thev heard l)r Elmer T. Clark
of Lake Junaluska and New York,
editor of the Methodist national
publication. "World Outlook, ap
peal for the maintenance of Amer
ica's pioneer spirit.
They elected Mack ( aldwell as
president of their organization to
succeed Mrs. L. I). Leatherwood of
Jonathan Creek, last year's head,
who presided over the day-long
Mark Hannah and L. C Cald
well were in charge of the arrange
ments, which included a picnic
lunch for the present and former
Only seven families now live in
Those who attended the gather
ing yesterday were among those
who had moved after the area he-
came part of the National Park.
Assistant North Carolina Agri
culture Commissioner A. Hugh
Harris and other top state farm
olficials will appear at the second
annual Haywood County harm and
Home Field Day on Wednesday.
The event is scheduled to to open
at Id a. m. at R. K. Rogers' farm
in the Crabtree community.
This was announced In the pro
gram adopted at a meeting last
week of county extension otllclals
and chairmen of the individual
communities taking part in the
Community Development Program.
Appearing on the program also,
will be Dean 1. O. Schaub, director
of the N C. State College Exten
sion Service; Dr. J. H. Hilton, dean
of the State College Agriculture
School and director of the state's
agriculture experiment stations;
C F. fairish, State College Ex
tension Specialist; Western District
Farm Agent R. E. Schoffner; Sain
H. Dobson. State College Agro
nomv specialist; Miss Pauline
Gordon, Slate College specialist in
home management and house furn
lations; Or. Roy S. Dearrtync, head
of the State College poultry depart
ure Field Day Page 4)
'M "ISHhi 1 ii ilM IMMI1
Staff Sgt. James E. Robinson (standing and First Sgt. Paul M.
Mull, a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, Hive a lank a final
check before it leaves for National Guard ramp at Fort Jackson.
The tank, armed with a .76 mm gun. was one of four of the Waynes
ville Heavy Tank Company that was svnl by train last week in
preparation for the two weeks' summer training. The oil leers and
enlisted men of the company, commanded by. (apt. James M.
Davis, left by bus and Army vehicle yesterday.
74 Members 0! National
Guard From Here In Camp
? - Partly
f ner warm
I A few scat
r toff of the
Tourist Association To
Meet Tonight at Eight
The Haywood Tourist Association
will meet Monday night at the
court house at eight o'clock. "
was announced this morning by
Mrs. Frank Knutti, secretary.
Th. . csvpral matters of
business which roust have the at
tention of the entire group, mis.
Knutti sain in ureinE that a rep
resentative of every place catering
to tourists be present.
Number Arrested Over
Week-end by Police
The police here had a busy
week-end, according to Chief Or
vtn iuni.nrf m arrested on
charges of being drunk, 2 for driv
ing drunk, 1 for reckless driving
and i for speeding.
All were scheduled for trial Mon
day afternoon In Mayors luiui.
Moseman To Re-open His
Business About Sept. 1
Roy Moseman announced this
morning that he plans to re-open
his business in the building next
to the Dixie Store on Main Street
about September first.
Moseman recently returned ironi
Morristown. N. J- where he went
to get a seeing eye dog. After ten
davs of training. Moseman had
the misfortune to pull a ligament
in his leg. and was unable to walk
for several weeks.
He is able to be out again, and
plans to return to Morristown as
soon as they have an opening and
re-tram for another dog. to re
place Sal'!", who died several
For This Week
Four intf r-'ommuni'v field day
programs and a county-wide event
are scheduled for this week under
Haywood's, Community Develop
Today. White Oak residents were
diesis of the people of Jonathan
Tomorrow. I he West Pigeon folks
will go to Center Pigeon for a
farm and home tour and Field Day
On Wednesday, the second an
nua Havwond County Farm and
Home Field Day will be held at
R. F. Rogers' farm in Crabtree.
Lower Crabtree and Fines Creek
residents will get together the next
day at Fines Creek for a commun
ity Field Day program.
On Friday, the Morning Star
residents wiil be the guests of the
Hominy people at Hominy.
Miss taoocly Are
Funeral services were held at the
Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church
in the Hatcliffe Cove section, sun-
day afternoon, for Miss Laura
( annas Moody. B3. who died hrl-
day at the home of her brother.
The Rev. and Mrs. O. C. Newt II
officiated and interment was in
the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were nephews as fol
lows: Lee Davis. William Francis,
Gudger Palmer. Clifton Moody, and
Everett Cogdill. Nieces were flow
Miss Moody, who was born m
the Jonathan Creek section of
Haywood County, was the daughter
of the late Robert and Harriett
Henry Moody. She had been mak
ing her home with a niece, Mrs.
Surviving are two sisters. Mrs.
M. C. Francis of Hendersonville
and Mrs. J. D. Owen of Norfolk;
one brother. Fred H. Moody; and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Garrett Funeral Home, was in
Tom Alexander has resigned as
a member of Mie Slate Board of
Conservation and Development.
Mr Alexander wrote Governor
Scott on Friday, asking that he be
replaced on the board Immediately.
Governor Scott named Mr. Al
exander as a member of the board
about six weeks ago.
Mr Alexander said that he took
the appointment with some reluc
tance, and had found that he did
not have time lo devote to the
job, and carry on his personal business
"To do Hie job right will require
Ms of time, and money," he said
this morning "1 did not seek the
appointment and have found 11
l event weeks that It is a time-con-simiing
Mr. Alexander attended the an
nual meet ing in Morehead City
and then last week attended a spe
rial meeting of the advertising
committee of the board in Raleigh.
Haywood Baptists To
Hold Annual session ti
Canton On August o-i
anH lavmen through
out Havwood County will meet in
Canton's High Street Baptist
Church the morning of August 23
for the opening of the two-dav an
nual convention of the Haywood
Presding will be the Rev. M
L Lewis, pastor of the Hazelwood
church, who is the Assertion
C U Bl-eti. Bethel
sermon at the opening session.
The meeting that evening will be
held at the Beulah Baptist Churcji,
and the following day the con
vention will be at the North Can
ton Baptist Church.
Other Asociaiion officers in ad
dition to the moderator include
H. L. Smith, chairman; Miss Daph
ne Boone of Waynesville, associa
tional missionary; and L. B. Hoop
At Age Of 89
The Rev. Samuel Hilliard. 89.
retired Methodist minister, died
Sunday afternoon at his home in
Son of the late Dr. W. L. Hil
liard and Mrs. Margaret Love Hil
liard of Asheville, he was born
January 19. 1860, and was or
dained a Methodist minister about
1881. He served a number of
churches in this section and was
retired about 25 years ago.
Funeral services were held in
Hendersonvllle this afternoon v.ith
the Rev. L. B. Hayes officiating
Among the survivors are the wid
ow, the former Miss Mamie Lee
Justus, and a number of relatives
Officials of the Haywood Flying
Service are announcing today, the
opening of the flying field on the
Falrvtew road, with a complete
Work on a 2,500-oot runway was
recently completed, and an 8-plane
The formal opening is slated for
Sunday, August 28. M. D. Watkins
is president of the firm, and only
last week bought another plane for
Man Killed By
A 33-vear-old World War H vet
eran was killed last night when a
Southern Railway locomotive ran
over him near the crossing at Ad
die east of Sylva.
Sheriff Gordon Middlelon of
Jackson Identified the victim as
I,ewis Parris of the Addie com
munity. The officer reported that Parris'
body was found lying across th ?
ties! his head and right leg crushed.
Coroner Howard Dills of Dills
boro said after an inqest Parris'
death was accidental.
Survivors include the father,
John B. Parris of Addie; five broth
ers, and two sisters.
Funeral arrangements are being
handled by the Moody Funeral
W ii v liesv ille's National Guards
men. i7 olficers and colisled men
of the Heavy Tank Company. 120th
Infantry, left by bus, truck ana
jeep yesterday f or , two - week
field training at 'T?
Capl. Jnme.s M. Davis, the comp
any commander, led (he motor con
voy from Hie Waynesville Armory.
The Guardsmen during Ihe an
nual summer encHinpmenl will join
other troops from North Carolina's
30th (Old liickoryi Division, and
the South CarolinaNatinnal Guard
in putting into practice the military
lessons they've been learning all
vear in I heir home armories.
Last Monday. I he Waynesville
company's four M4AI tanks and a
tank recovery vehicle were freight
ed to Fort Jackson in preparation
for the encampment
In the pholo. Stall Sgl James E.
HobfciBon islanding), who has serv
ed 27 years with the regiment, and
First Si;! Pant M Mull 'in cock
pit) are giving one ol the company
Link., a final cho knn In lore it is
pill on a flal hi tor Ihe trip to
Mull, veteran of mo" years with
Ihe 30th Division, holds the Bronze
Star for his heroic action in the
Battle of the Bulge.
Robinson wasn't allowed to go
Ht overseas dm ing Ihe last war be
cause his Iwo grown sons were in
action with the Navy
The memheis of Ihe Company
who left for Fort Ja kson wire:
James M. Davis Captain; Sam
uel A Cari'pll, 1st Lieutenant;
Hufus K. Smathers 1st Lieutenant;
Robert H Wm ie,in . 1 :,t . Lieuten
ant. Frank (' Byrd. 2nd Lieutanant;
Frederick W. Chandler, Master
(See National Guard Page 41
Many Places Are
Full Of Guests
A tenlativ survey ol many
places in the community reveal
ed that they were filled with
The survey was made by the
Chamber ot Commerce, and gen
eral sentiment is that most places
are having a far better season
than at the same time last year.
Motor courts are filled every
night, and many of the larger
places have all their guest space
taken, the report said.
15 Per Cent
The 3.450 members of the Has-
wood Electric Membership Corpo
ration will note a substantial re
duction in rates on their Septem
ber bills, it was announced hcr
this morning by R. C. Sheffield.
general manager, and Carter Os
borne, president of Ihe cooperative.
The reduction represents an
average of about 15 per cent, it
was announced, with the larger re
ductions being made in the lower
brackets. The reductions are based
on a sliding scale.
The new rates as applied lo last
month's billing showed a savings to
the members of $1,100. which is an
average of $14,000 per year that
the members will save, Mr Shef
The action of Inaugurating the
new rate structure was given form
al approval by the board of direc
tors, and In turn the offfctals of
REA have given their approval.
The announcement came just as
officials were pulling on the finish
ing touches for the 10th annual
meeting, which will be held here
on Saturday, August 27th at the
Mr. Sheffield said that the mini
mum of $1.50 oer month would still
prevail, but that instead of getting
18 kilowatt hours for $1.50 the new
rate provides 25 kilowatt hours for
the same price.
'IhelCOji of 50 kilowatt hours
W JiPjntreduqcd from $3.25 to
'Out larger utters will gel a reduc
tion, but not as large a percent
age as the smaller users, the new
rate schedule showed.
This is the first rate reduction
made by the organization since it
began operation in 1939
The board of directors a!-o
amended the by-laws al a recent
meetinfl .and instituted Hie capital
credit plan. This new plan means
that each member will be credited
at the end of tbe year, their pro
rata share of money the coopera
tive has in excess of actual cost of
services for the year. The plan is
now in force.
The board, at its discretion, ran
set the time when this credit will
be paid in either cash or applied
"It might be a vear or so before
the board will see fit lo grant these
credits," Mr Sheffield said A
lot of things must be taken into
consideration, but eventually the
members will benefit materially
from the plan."
In making plans for the annual
meeting, Mr. Osborne uiged every
member to make plans to attend,
and pointed out that some $500 m
door prues would be given away.
Waynesville Township High
School students will register next
week for the new school year
opening at 8:30 a.m. August 29.
Principal C. E. Weatherby made
the announcement today.
He said the registration sched
ule, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily,
would be as follows:
Monday rising seniors ( 12th
grade; Tuesday 11th grade; Wed
nesday tenth grade; Thursday
ninth grade; and Friday eighth
Seveth grade students will re
port the first day of the new school
Methodists Form Plans
To Push Work On New
Lake Junaluska Building
Plans looking to the completion
of a Children's Building at Lake
Junaluska by the J950 season of the
Junaluska Assembly were formu
lated Wednesday afternoon at a
mass meeting held In Shackford
Hall Ihe educational headquarttrs
of the Methodist Board of Educa
The proposed plans provide for
a two-story building of stone and
clapboard construction to stand on
a lot fronting ninety feet on Lake-
shore Drive and forty-eight feet
deep which will house all of the
summer activities of children un
der twelve years of age.
The estimated cost is $75,000
and funds will be raised by means
of free-will offerings in the 13,000
local church schools In the South
eastern Jurisdiction of the Metho
The building will hold class
rooms for nursery, kindergarten,
(See. Methodists Page 4
Injured .... 26
(This Information com
piled from Records ot
State Highway Patrol).