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liL in wlacei of high
L on hillside? where the
L mid air moving.
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L Massif reported that
L and crops were dani-
L pigeon section.
orchard found tmu ineu
L place; were frostbit
L ever 50 per cent toss
L with little or no dam-
trees in higher altitudes.
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L the previous one. and
did not add to tlie (lam
fortunate in having the
L a period of dry weath
ered Wayne Corpening,
(arm agent. "If the
Id been we! the damage
!e been much worse.
plant lieds arc believed
len covered with cloth or
ciently to rpmain undam
5 needed most now is a
i." remarked the county
will take a freeze, rath-
fcst, to cause heavy dam-
llthough a lot of gardens
pretty badly by the frost
members ol me Anti-
bany, 120th Inf. Rest.,
knal Guard received pro-
the first company order
Capt. James M. Davis.
sergeant. Georce M. Mil-
pant, Wilburn P. Camp-
is Edwards. Bethel R.
Jaul M. Mull and James
as; to technician 4th
per H. Boone, Samuel L.
James L. Sanderson
pa!. Robert W, Gllhland.
tebsffey. and Hnlwt r.
to technician Stii eraHe
Gi?ord Wi!! jm M r.rit
f-D Hs!!, James E. Har-
V i Sheehan; to private
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, f a fur and a he!f
relatives in Sweden
wui also visit in
leavine Mr ...j ...
r several weeks here
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ter, Wi,liam Rfy.
lent it ,Ml nere-
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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice a-Week In Tlie County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
No. 38 TWELVE PAGES
jj Damages appies,
jjens In Lowland Urea
iiaywuuu ui if w
On Highways Is
Up until noon yesterday, Hay
wood County had gone 37 days
without a person being reported
injured on the highways.
The last change made in the
highway scoreboard maintained
by The Mountaineer through co
operation with the highway pa
trolmen of the county, was on
April 5th, when a woman was
killed on Aliens Creek.
The record so far this year is
much better than last year.
Offiicers Are Installed,
Plans Laid For
In the traditional ceremonies of
the American Legion the entire
group of officers was installed at
the meeting held on Friday evening
with Maj. J. Harden Howell, act
ing as installation officer.
Those Installed with William
Medford as commander included:
Adjutant, Fred Y. Campbell, vice
commander, J. H. Howell; second
vice commander, Howell Crawford;
tliird vice commander, Ernest Ed
wards:, asstslaTit" 'adjutant, Dave
Felmet: finance officer, J. T. Rus
sell: service officer. John WUliams.
Assistant service officer, Charles
Woodard; guardianship officer, Mi
las Ferguson: sergeant at arms, T.
W. Berry; chaplain, Rev. S. R.
Crockett; historian, E. K. Herman;
athletic officer, B. R. Hundley.
ChilH welfare officer. Richard L.
Rradlev: Americanism officer, Ben
Phillips; national defense officer.
James M. Davis; graces registration
officer, Howell Crawford; boys'
state officer, R. H. Gibson, Jr.;
publicity officer, Ed Spears; ora
torical contest officer, Jack Messer.
Following the Installation of the
officers a business session was held
with various reports presented, in
cluding the following:
Dave Felmet, chairman of the
committee that had previously been
appointed to report on the recom
mendation that the American Le
gion sponsor the purchase of a
bookmobile for the Haywood coun
Following the report a discus
sion was held and it was unani
mously decided to sponsor the proj
(Continued on Page Six)
Waynesville motorists are learn
ing that the one hour parking on
Main Street means just what it
According to Chief Orville Nol
and, the traffic officers are find
ing very few violations of over
time parking. A strict check is be
ing made from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All
persons guilty of parking overtime
are cited to police court.
P Handlers School
Open Here Today
State Board of Health. Western
North Carolina and county leaders
in charge of the various .lectures
Those coming from out of the
county were honored last night
with a dinner given at The Lodge.
Representatives from the various
civic groups and community lead
ers were present for the affair.
The school to be held this week
through Friday evening is a part
of a nation-wide movement and is
sponsored by the Haywood county
restaurant 'owners and managers,
the Waynesville civic organization
in cooperation with the U. S. Pub
He Health service, the North Caro
lina state board of health,' and trie
county health department. Robt.
W. Livingstone, district depart
ment sanitarian Is In charge of the
Classes have been so arranged
(Continued on Page Six)
Associated Press News
Ground Broken For Hazelwood Church
$v ' a JjiJ-sz .r jit, J
Pictured ahove Is the ground-breaking ceremony for the new educational building at the Hazelwood
Baptist church which is expected to be ready for use by August. Rev. M. L. Lewis, the pastor (Wearing
coveralls', unci Clarence A. Scruggs, chairman of tlie building committee, are holding the first two shovels
of dirt moved for the foundation. The building will be 46 by 5b' feet, two stories high, of brick veneer; and
contain 21 classrooms an office, two restrooms and two assembly rooms.
Held M Bethel Church
Dr. Gilbert T. Rowe
Of Duke University
Is Principal Speaker
Marked by perfect weather and
an impressive series of services the
Bethel Methodist Church was dedi
cated Sunday, with Dr. Gilbert '1 .
Rowe, of Dukp Divinity school, de
livering the dedicatory sermon at
the initial service and Rev. Wal
ter West, superintendent of the
Waynesville district in charge of
the dedication of the building.
The service opened with a vio
lin solo, "Largo", by Handel, played
by Sol B. Cohen, followed by a
number by the choir and assembly
singing- The invocation was given
by the-lsroE of the church, the
Rev. Clark W. Benson, who was in
charge of the preliminary ritual
leading up to the dedicatory ser
mon. Dr. Rowe took as his subject
"Faith", and elaborated on the
theme of the importance of taking
an inventory of one's self. He made
three points including, "How do
you feel". "How do you think" and
"How do you act? in your Me as
a Christian, bringing out the
thought that in a person's life they
reveal their attitude toward reli
gion. Special vocal numbers were suns
bv William Whitesides at the morn
ing service, and evening service.
Following the morning service
dinner was served on the grounds
and at 2:15 there was an informal
gathering in the church to wel
come the former pastors ana
fripnHs who had returned to
Bethel for the service.
In the evening at 7 o clock the
congregation enjoyed a sandwich
supper around the fire which con
sumed the notes of indebtedness
formerly held against the church,
This service was followed by a
worship period in which the pres
entation of a pantomine of "The
Old Rugged Cross" was given by
(Continued on Page Six)
Report On Recent
Rev. M. R. Williamson, president
elect of the Waynesville Rotary
club, gave a report of the recent
district conference meeting in
Charlotte, at the regular meeting
of the club here Friday.
He reported on the high type of
speakers, and the general enthusi
asm created at the conference with
onr-niuacine reports from all
sources of the growth of Rotary
and its work.
Mr. Williamson was warm in his
nmisp df the year's work of Holt
McPherson, who served as district
governor for the past year. Mr.
McPherson is a Shelby newspaper
man, and radio executive, and is
vice president of the firm which
will operate a radio station here.
The new town board was present,
and two visitors from Florida and
one from North Carolina.
Radio Station Assigned Call Letters WHCC
This is station WHCC.
(Waynesville - Hnwilwood - Clydo-
Within fit) days, these call loi
ters will be heard as the radio sta
tion here goes on the air. The call
letters were assigned the station
Four Legged Chick
Comes In McClurc
With a new hatching of
spring chicks, James R. Mc
C lure, of Waynesville, R. F. D.
No. 1, Balsam road, had a big
surprise on Saturday morning,
when out hopped front his shell
a four-legged cmck, wna strut
ted around with all the ease
of his two-legged brothers and
The McClure flock is a strain
of Plymouth Rock and Wyaii
dott mixed and this Is the ursl
freak f nature- th waeM
have had from the combina
tion. "Apparently the other chick
ens have not noticed his un
usual foundation of four feet
for they have not started peck
ing on him yet," said Mr. Mc
Clure in telling about the new
addition to his poultry.
Of Lions Club
New Officers Elected
Last Week, Final
Report on Minstrel
Claude Rogers, principal of the
Central Elementary school, v as
elected president of the Waynes
ville Lions club at the regular
meeting Thursday evening in Pat
rick's Cafeteria. The newly elect
ed officers will begin their duties in
July, when Mr. Rogers will succeed
Other officers elected are Joe
Casabella. first vice president; J.
B. Siler. second vice president;
Lloyd Kirkpatrick. third vice pres
ident; M. E. "Tony" Davis, secre-
io,. lalt Atkins, treasurer: I
Howell Crawford tail twister: and
.iniin rnririphark. lion tamer. Lee
I Davis was elected director for three
A final report from the treasurer,
I Lawrence Leatherwood, showed
j that the club made slightly over
$1,100 from the Cotton Blossoms
j Minstrel. After deducting the ex
' pense. more than $600 was earned
j (Continued on Page Six)
I Merchants Association
Will Elect Officers
All merciiaius ajuco.,..,
! Hazelwood and Lake Junafuska are
I urged to attend the meeting at 7:30
I o'clock tonight of the Merchants
I Association, in the Chamber of
j Commerce office.
Officers for next year will be
'elected at the meeting, it was an
nounced by Carl Munday, presi
dent. last Friday by the Federal Commu
The letters stand for a number of
things, but the chief meaning,
which was worked out by the board
of directors of the broadcasting
company, stand for: Waynesville,
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MAY 13, 1347
Fines Creek Livestock
Second, Dairy Team
The Clyde high school Future
Fanners of America dairy cattle
judging team made the highest J
score in that division during dis-,
trict No. 5 contests at Statesville,
Saturday, May 10.
Sixth place was earned by the
Fines Creek high school dairy team
in competition with teams from 29
Western North Carolina counties
whose federations make up district
5. Tlie Haywood county teamfTrep
recented the Nantahala federation.
Fines Creek's livestock judging
team won second place in the con
test at Statesville
Members of the Clyde FFA
chapter dairy team were Massie
Osborne. David McCracken and
Earnest Jackson. Bob Evans, agri
culture teacher at Clyde, super
vised their training.
Thomas C. Henderson, agricul
ture teacher at Fines Creek, had a
livestock team composed of Ted
James. Buel Ferguson and Thomas
McCracken. Members of the dairy
team were S. T. Swinger, Max
Rogers and Waj ne Trantham
In intei federation contest,, con
ducted at the State Tet farm here
Ann! 23, the Fire.. Creek and
Clyde team earned the right to
enter the district competition.
Until July Term
The Mav term of Haywood coun
ty Superior Court disposed of the
civil docket during the first week,
and adjourned at noon Monday af
ter having spent the morning clear
ing un motions and minor detrfils
that did not require the use of a
Next session of Superior Court
will be the criminal term, which
Judge William H. Bobbitt will open
Monday, July 7.
In court actions last week sev
eral cases were transferred to other
courts. Among the instances in
which settlements were reached
H. P. Campbell and wife vs. O. II.
Shelton et at., regarding the dis
posal of some property in Dell
wood; the plaintiffs recovered part
of the land, the defendants got an
other part of if and the house and
received $1,600 from the plain
tiffs. Caroline Stevenson Carol and
James Donald Stevenson vs. Gen
eral Marion Stevenson, regarding
the money received from the sale
of some property which the court
awarded to the plaintiffs.
The last case fried was Hyatt
Brothers vs. J. C. Lewis, in which
the plaintiffs recovered $380.16 for
work performed during the con
struction of a residence.
Hazelwood, Clyde and Canton. An
other interpretation. Wonderful
Haywood County CoinmiinilioK.
Still another. Whore I leavens
Robert M. Wallace, manager, is
due here today to complete details
Commerce Head Protests
Rail Service Cut Appeal
New Board Organizes
Alter Taking Office;
Power Will Be Cut Off
2 to 6 P. M. Sunday
ElretHrlty will be off In
Wnynesville, Hazelwood, Lake
Juiialuska, Clyde. Balsam, the
R.E.A. and other rural lines on
Sunday, May 18, from 2 to 6
p. m., it Is announced by H. M.
Burleson, local representatlTe of
the Carolina Power and Light
This four-hour interruption of
service Is for maintenance work
on lines that could not be done
safely without discontinuing the
Excess Plantings Will j
Warns ACA Chairman
It. C, Francis, chairman, Hay
wood county. Agricultural Conserv
ation Association committee, today
cautioned all tobacco growers In
Haywood against over-planting
their farm acreage allotments this
"Grower., who harvest any acre
age ol tobacco in 1917 in excels of
their farm acreage allotments are
subject to marketing quota penal
ties and WU not be eligible for full
participation in government price
support loans." Mr. Francis stated.
Growers who plant within their
farm acreage allotments can mar
ket all their tobacco without pen
allies and are eligible for full gov
ernment price support loan.,, Mr.
In connection with price support
loans, Mr. Ftancis emphasized that
dr.y acreage harvested in e::ce: of
the farm acrtase allotment wi!!
make j!1 the tobacco produced
Hitliin the aUotfed acreage on the
farm ineligible for any price up-
port loans. IhU year mere win
be no acreage tolerance, in tstah-
lishing loan eligibility, as con-
j traded w ith the 1 91 tolerance of
he leaser of three-tenths acre of
." percent of the allotment. Any
I n reages harvested in excess of
farm allotments, however small,
will disqualify growers for inll loan
privileges and subject them to
.marketing quota penalties." which
last year wa 16 cents per pound.
Mr. Francis abo stressed that
eligibility for government price
i support loans on tobacco is be
coming increasingly important to
tobacco growers now that domestic
' supplies of tobacco are adequate
and the future level of exports un
certain. Rock Hill School
Students Will Give
The Juvenile Blackface Negro
: Minstrel will be given at 8 p.m.
, Friday in the Rock Hill school, it
j is announced by Mrs. Stella R. Hall
and Miss Estell Allison, who are
directing the student performance
Thirty pupils of the Rock Hill
! school are in the cast. Playing the
1 leading roles are Darrel Cagle as
i the Interlocutor, Eddie Caldwell,
I Norris Smith. Ima Jean Caldwell.
: Bobby Boyd, Earl Carver and Jan
ice Rich as End Men.
j Proceeds from the minstrel will
go to the school. The public is in-!
I vited to attend. j
for construction of the studios on
Main street. The 150-foot tower,
and lr;insiuiller bouse, will bo
Iweon Waynesville and Lake Juna
luska. Smoky Mountain Broadcasters
Inc., own the station.
In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Mayor and Board Are
Sworn In Friday
Morning For Four
Waynesville's mayor and nev !y I Sunday posted notice at all sta
elected board ol aldermen, who-Hons along the Murphy branch of
held their organization meeting the road, stating that an appllca
Friday afternoon following the (ion would be made to the Utilities
election, will meet at 4 o'clock on Commission for approval to dis
Thursday in the Town Hall to ac- continue trains Numbers 17 and 1G.
quaint themselves further with the now running daily between Ashe
routine of their duties j ville and Murphy.
Mayor J H. Way was sworn in Tlie Murphy Branch now has
Friday morning for another four-'only one passenger train each way
year term of office by Magistrate 1 dally.
Wade Noland, at the courthouse; j fj j. Recce, president of the
and the new board, David Cabe, , chamber of Commerce, and Miss
Dr. Tom Stringfield and Henry j s. a. jones, secretary, yesterday
Gaddy, were administered the oath Were at work to get other com
of office by Magistrate W. C. Med- munities to band together to pro
ford. I test the proposal of the railroad.
At 3 o'clock that afternoon the i "Other communities in Western
group met at the Town Hall, when
the aldermen were elected to the
Mr. Cabe will serve as mayor
pro tern, serving as presiding of
ficer at meetings, or In mayor's
court, during any absence of Mayor ! as far back as 1938, and several
Way. He also will have charge of1 times since that date, and each
the police and fire departments. I time the citizens of the towns
Dr. Stringfield will be chairman ' along the Murphy Branch had to
of water and lights. protest the proposal to the utilities
Mr. Gaddy will be chairman of j commission to keep the trains in
streets and cemeteries. i service," be continued.
Members of the old board held! j. G.Terrell, general agent here,
their final meeting Thursday eve-1 said that passenger service was "at
nlng of last week, passing on rou- a low ebb" but said express busi
tine matters from their final month I ness was holding tip. and freight
of administration. business was good.
Their regular meeting date was In years past when the proposal
die first Thursday night of each wa made to take of! the passenger
month, except when 'Thursday i trains, it was explained that ex
came too soon at the start of the press would be sent out m a spe
month to allow the arrival of bills. ! cial car on the early morning local
One of the matters to be decided , freight.
by Hie new board will be their As to mail service, now handled
dav and hour for holding meetings, 1 on the trains no one yesterday
which is left to their discretion. I seemed to have the answer. Most
, 1 of those contacted predicted that
Of New NX, Laws
Explanation of New
Vehicle Laws Given
By Havwood Senator
Senator William Medford dis
cussed happenings m the 1947 Gen
eral Assembly and explained in de
tail some of tlie laws which were
recently passed, as he addressed
the Hazelwood Boosters club last
Much, of the discussion was the
new motor vehicle laws which will
require being checked twice a year,
and renewal of drivers license ev
er'' four year?. The new provisions
In the law are part of the campaign
being conducted by the state to
curb highway accidents.
Senator Medford explained how
bills were introduced and the pro
cedure for getting measures
acted into law.
Frank Underwood is president
and John Summerrow is secretary
of the club.
Haywood Has Big Stake
In Committee's Actions
"Haywood County stands to gain
several hundred thousand dollars
in Park construction, if the Senate
committee on expenditures for the
Executive Branch approves a re
quest thai will probably be pre
sented by the Department of In
terior and a committee from West
ern Carolina." Cbaryes Ray. a
member of the committee said here
The committee, working closely
with the Department of the In
terior, spent several days the past
week working out details to be pre
sented in a brief before the Sen
Mr. Ray's plans cs!! for an ap
propriation of $350,000 for con
struction of the Blue Ridge Park
way li oui Hhick Gap Camp to Heln
liifiK.i. and an addit ioiwil $100,000
for a c'lmpini! ,oc,i al llointooga.
Hot Ii these are Just inside the Park
boundary just to the northwest of
Other fnnHc uhi,h oro hoin0
sought would be assigned to. main
Live within 30 miles, of
Waynesville -their ideal
Will Ask Right To End
Passenger Train on
The Waynesville Chamber of
Commerce yesterday were making
plans to join forces with other
communities along the Murphy
Branch to appeal to the North Car
olina Utilities Commission and ask
that passenger train service be con
tinued. The Southern Railway, through
Hie district superintendent, on
; North Carolina serving the tourists
have adequate passenger train serv
ices, and to discontinue our .only
train would be a handicap." Mr.
"The same proposals were made
! should the trains be discontinued
' the post office department would
! 1 lie notice which wa posted on
;the bulletin board at the Depot
1 Sunday, read:
i "Notice application will ba
' made to the N o r t !: Carolina
Utilities, Commission ior consent
and approval for the discontinu
ance of Trains 17 and IS between
Ashfcvilie and Murph;-.'
If the honorable commission
grants approval of the petition, the
services now rendeied will be dis
continued." The notice was signed by 7. R.
Good, district superintendent, and
dated the 11th of May.
Dr. J. R. McCracken, grand mas
ter of the Grand Council of Royal
and Select Masters of North Caro
lina, made his formal report at the
' annual meeting in Raleigh last,
night, which concluded with a busi-
ness meeting and the election of
I officers. Dr. McCracken has served
as Grand Master for the past year.
tenance in trails and roads, exten
sion of some trails, and additional
The committee awaiting a call
(Continued on Page Six)
Record For 1947
Killed - - 2
rThUf 'Information Compiled
From Records of State High
way Patrol) .