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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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65th YEAR NO. 3 8 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, , N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 9, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties'
To Judge Communitie
coming n F,lorldna
Claude Med ord la en
ling and having the best
i that Mr. Medford tunes
h Carolina radio stations
fnr weather reports,
M prediction Is cold or
jnow, ne ,
f the fact that he is
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i.n iiihiianc suuui
, Jjrs here,
n Hard On
W" . . a
h kPDt Rotanans nere
.n iioroar with his witty wants for
cnirv stories. v every state
bison has appeared be- tural agency will help him attain
Ierous groups of uiam- his objectives,
er and Fibre Company. The program actually started to
on featured at Dotn nous- day wnen the county's 69 corn-
Hamilton plants oi ine munlty PMA cpmmitteemen start
ell as the Canton unit. gd a one.week training period un-
hls stories center arouna fl crop and f oregtry specialists
Program To Cover
All County Farms ,
The U. S. Production and Mar
keting Administration is launch
ing a new comprehensive program
aimed to increase the productivity
of every farm in Haywood County.
Actually, it will be the individu
al, farmers' program.
The farmer will decide what he
his own farm, then
and federal agricul-
or an aunt, or a cousin
Uber of his audience re-
If ter hearing the humor-
r knew a man wno naa
foiativM could be so
Linn climaxes his speech-
logic, and good practical
He told Kotanans neic
too serious, and in too
rv trvine to make money.
easier, never admit you
and laugh laugh great
vnnr face run cross ways,
' inne and narrow up and
k a mule. Fellows, smiie
fenjoy life, and let the
ow you are enjoying u.
Havwood County Library
ho the local hospital re-
V-proenition in a recent
hmrv Service bulletin, is-
the United States Depart-
lulletin carries a half-page
flowing books being dis-
to refresh them in the practices
that might be applied to Improve
farm conditions. .
Next Monday these committee
men will Start contacting every
one of the county's 2,700 farms.
A. W. Ferguson of Crabtree,
chairman of the county PMA com
mittee, who Is in charge of the
county-wide program, said the
committeemen hoped to cover all
the farms within the next 60 to 90
days. : y"
Briefly, the Individual farmers
will decide what plans he believes
will be best for his own farm. The
committeemen will discuss the pro
gram with the individual farmers
going over conservation conditions
and problems and the plan to im
prove the farm's productivity.
The individual farmer will de
cide which direction he wants to
go, and all available agricultural
agencies will then help him get
there. - ,
The whole idea is a new ap
proach in the relations between
the farmer and the state and fed
eral agency: -where the practice
has been for, the agency to" 'dem
for '49 Over
Building permits for Way
nesville totaled $263,775 dur
ing 1949, according to Hugh
Jolley. building inspector
here. ' ; ;x ;.
The report shows that busi
ness building accounted for
$88,725 of the amount, and
residential building totaled
Mr. Jolley said that indica
tions were that building in
1950 would also be a good
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T. K. JONE3
MISS MARY EM. LEG
These two specialists from the North Carolina Extension Service
will judge the community making the most progress in Haywood
during the past year. First prize will be $500 in cash. Miss Mary
Em Lee, home management specialist, and T. K. Jones, farm
management specialist, will do the judging. All survey sheets and
reports are to be in by the' 16th of this month, The points on
which communities will be judged, include (1 Home food supply,
(2) Systems of farming; (3)- Participation in community actvitie's;
(4) Appearance, convenience and comfort of home and farm, and
(5) Reports of community activities.
Haywood ISM Makes Big
Gains En Membership
County Oospltal iven -Approval
J to oatients by Miss-Mar.
Iinston, librarian, and Mrs. J onstrate instruct, and advise the
Stringfleld. volunteer li
to the hospital are regular
of the Library service.
dy Grafts Over
farmer on what he should do, this
new program has the farmer de
ciding what he wants and the agen
cies cooperate to help him get It.
"With some thirty years of dem
onstrations and scientific farm
practice behind him through the,
Extension and federal specialists
and agencies, the farmer today has
sufficient know how to decide what
is best for his own farm," said one
The program, carried out first
last year on a test basis in 13
counties of nine states, showed
such encouraging results that it is
(See PMA Starts Page 8)
of apples are in the mak-
lone is to judge from the
of R. Lee Gaddy, of Rat
addy started several years
grafting apple trees, and
thpm fnr th mnrkpt. The
and handling of young I NfiW Mail Route
eea seem 10 oe a secona- . . .
with Mr. Caddy, and he I Tc Fcri hlich Arl
The members of the Haywood
County 4-H Club Council will meet
at 1Q a.m. Jan. 21 at the Haywood
County Court House to help make
plans for the annual Achievement
Aiding with ' the work will be
members of the county Extension
The day-long Achievement Pro
gram, to honor 4-H members whpL
did outstanding worn during una,
will be held January 28.
The members of the Council are
the four county officers and the of
ficers of each of the county's 22 In
In charge of the meeting will
be Council President Nancy Poston
of the Bethel Club.
Wade Francis of Waynesville is
vice-president of the county-Wide
group; Pete Noland of Crabtree is
secretary; and Patsy McCracken of
Bethel is reporter.
year he sold about 1,500
pd he gives the want ad I
of The Mountaineer credit
sales. He pointed out that
In bought $160 worth the
v the ad appeared.
Mddy has about 1,500 of I
A rural mail route from Cove
Creek has been established across
Coman Mountain, on what is
known as the Rabbit Skin Road.
The service was inaugurated on
January 2nd. '
Kimspv Palmer is the mail car-
ar-old trees this year, and rier for the additional territory.
u mat naywood farmers Th mad ia shout five miles in
psted in increasing their length, and about 25 families live
ta on the road. Heretofore, the pa-
irafts are selected from spe- trons had to go several miles for
ywood's 1,500 4-H
pb Members To Stage
mevement Day 28th
boys and eirls. whn have
utstandine work In- their
N County 4-H Clubs during
" oe nonored January 28.
occasion will ho tho onnoi
Pa County 4-H Achievement
fogram, which win nn.n t
in the Court House here.
m i i
f1Jy' Jan-s 9 Partly cloudy
fial Waynesville tempera-
r -vuraea by the staff of the
pest Farm);. !
Awards will be presented during
the morning session for the best
individual work done in the various
4-H projects and to the junior ana
senior club that the judges decide
were oustandina during the year.
The principal speaker during tne
program will be Dr. R. B. House,
chancellor of the university oi
North Carolina, who will address
the representatives of the 22 coun
ty clubs and their parents arm
frionH Murine the morning ses
Miss Nancy Poston of the Bethel
rlnh nrenident of the county 4-H
Council, will serve as master, of
After lunch, the club members
will go to the Waynesville Armory
for an afternoon program of musi
cal and other types of games and
general all-around fun.
All 1,500 members of the coun
ty's clubs and their parents are
urged to attend this honor pro
Mr. and Mrs. David Felmet and
son, David, Jr., have moved into
their new residence on Balsam
School Set For
The county's leaders in school
and community 4-H Club work will
go to school here next Saturday
The members of the county
agent's and home demonstration
a cent 'a staffs and veteran 4-H
workers will instruct the newly
elected leaders in the methods and
subject matter of boys' and girls'
The school will open at 10 a.m.
at the Court House here for an
approximate two-hour session.
Meet 2 Bays
Apple' growers of ' Haywood
County and the rest of Western
North Carolina will go to scnool
January 24 and 25 at the Court
On those days, specialists from
N. C. State College, the U. S. Wild
life Service, and the North Caro
lina Experiment Station will tell
them about 'diseases and insects
which attack 'apples,, measures for
the control of rodents which dam
age the crops, and go over other
management problems confronting
Among those scheduled to speak
at .the school are H. R. Garris,
N. C. State College Extension
plant pathologist; George D. Jones,
Extension entomologist; i Dr. Clyde
F. Smith, N. C. Experiment Sta
tion entomologist; Dr. Carlyle Clay
ton, Experiment Station patholo
gist; H. R. Niswonger, Extension
horticulture specialist; L. C. White
head of the U. S. Wildlife Service's
rodent control department. '
Apple pests will be discussed
during the opening-day classes,
and management problems will be
taken up the second day of the
The meetings will open at 10
each of the two days.
Haywood County's Community
Development Program clubs face
a busy week.
At least half a dozen meetings
are on the schedule. Five of them
are for the election of officers for
The residents of Thickety, West
Pigeon, and- Morning p Star will
name their Program officers at
separate meetings on Thursday
The Cove Creek and CruSo folks
will have sessions Friday night for
the same purpose.
The Lower crabtree residents,
who have already elected their
1950 officers, will hold an amateur
show and debate Saturday night
at 7:30 p. m. at the Crabtree-Iron
Duff School to raise money for
equipping their community basket
The Thickety meeting, with
Chairman K. O. Carswell presid
ing, is scheduled to start at 7:30
p. m. Thursday at Rockwood
West Pigeon, under Chairman
Jack Sloan, will meet at Bethel
School, and Morning Star will go
into session at the same hour on
the same night.
The Cove Creek session is to
start at 7:30 p. m. Friday at the
church, while Cruso:will convene
at 7 o'clock that night "
Last year, the Haywood Electric
Membership Corporation added 126
miles of power linos and 625 new
members to its system.
The annual report, released this
week by Manager R. C. Sheffield,
also says the Corporation have
plans to serve 1,200 new members
during the new year and build
new $75,000 office near the
Waynesville Drive-In Theate.
The new gains for 1949 gave the
Haywood REA a total of 3,632
members and 750 miles of lines in
Jackson, Haywood. Transylvania,
Macon ,and Buncombe' counties in
North Carolina and Eaburn Coun
ty, Georgia; j , ;, - : ' .
Sheffield's report also said the
corporation loans from the federal
REA during the year brought the
total to $1,371,000, of which $1,-
067,450 was In advances.
The corporations payments on
principal and interest on tifbse
loans total approximately $129,000.
The local REA's plans for 1950
also call for the expansion of the
sub-station and the main lines be
cause of the anticipated increase
Bids will be opened soon on the
construction of the new headquar
Judge Zeb V. Nettles of Ashe
ville recessed court until Wednes
day morning following a brief
opening session of the two-week
civil term today.
Most of the first two , hours ot
the January term were devoted to
reviewing and making readjust
ments In the court calendar.
Judge Nettles declared the re
cess at noon atter tne jury re
turned a verdict in the only case
to come to trial today.
This was In the case of Harvey
vs. Hemphill, a suit to recover
funds and interest involved In the
sale of two truckloads of lumber
The jury declared In favor of
the plaintiff after a brief deliberation.
Several of the cases listed for
hearing during the current term
were either continued, or an
nounced as settled by agreement.
A voluntary non-suit was taken
In the case of Smith, administrator,
vs Gibbons, and Sellars vs Stamey,
and others. :-
It also was announced In court
that a settlement had been agreed
on in the case of Phillips vs Potts
and others. . .
Muse vs McCracken, a personal
injuries suit, was set for hearing
Thursday morning. ; . ', .
The first case which will be call
ed Wednesday morning when court
reconvenes at 10 o'ejock will be
Sutton vs Caldwell. ;
The jury list:
Dave Millwood and John A.
Plott, Waynesville; G. W. Wright,
White Oak; Silas Nichols, Waynes
ville; J. C, Hopkins, Cataloochee;
Mrs. Wilma Rhodarmer, Clyde;
Homer Dotson, Beaverdam; R. L,
Snyder, Beaverdam; Grover C.
Ferguson, Fines Creek; Mrs. W. H.
(See Court Page 8)
Boosters Club To
Meet On Thursday
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
will meet Thursday , night : at sev
en o'clock at the Hazelwood Pres
byterian church. This is the regu
lar monthly dinner meeting.
Haywood 'County Hospital was
approved for 1949 by the Ameri
can College of Surgeons.
The announcement was received
here last Friday from Dr. Malcolm
T. MacEachern, of Chicago, the di
rector. of the College.
The local hospital was , one of
3,284 In the United States. Can
ada, and several foreign countries
which gained the approval of the
The College represents approxi
mately 16,000 leading surgeons in
the United States, Canada and
other countries. ( "
The list was released officially at
the annual meeting of the College's
board of regents which was. held
in December. " '
The fundamental principles with
which a hospital must comply in
order to obtain approval include:
Possession of a modern physical
plant, assuring the patient safety,
comfort, and efficient care;
A clearly defined organization,
duties, responsibilities, and rela
tions; ' . ,
A carefully , selected governing
board with complete and supreme
A competent chief executive of
ficer or administrator, well trained
in all phases of hospital adminis
tration, with authority and respon
sibility to interpret and carry out
the policies of the hospital as
authorized by the governing board;
.; Adequate and efficient person
nel, properly organized and com
. Organized medical staff of etht
cal, competent physicians and sur
geons; ,. : :.."2:k
Adequate diagnostic and thera
peutic facilities under competent
.Accurate, complete medical rec
ords, readily accessible for t
search and followup;
Regular group conferences of
the administrative staff and of the
medical staff for reviewing activ
ities and results so as to maintain
a high plane of scientific efficiency;
A humanitarian spirit the prim
ary consideration being the best
care of the patient.
Old Section Split
Into Two Units;
The North Carolina Board of
Health last week split up the
health district comprising Hay
wood, the Cherokee Reservation,
Macon, Swain, and Jackson Coun
ties. "'." .
The effect was to leave Haywood
as a separate unit.
The other portions of the form-,
er section were organized into a
new district at a meeting at Sylva.
Health officials here interpreted
the split as a change for the pur
poses of efficiency.
They .said the old district had
been too large to operate efficient
ly as a single unit.
Meanwhile, George A. Brown,
Jr., chairman of the Haywood
County board of commissioners,
said today the complete reorgani
zation required by the change in
this county was expected to be
completed within the next 30 days.
Heading the former health area
as district officer was Dr. Mary
Michal, whose office is in the Court
House here. .
Up to 1945, the old district was
a somewhat loosely integrated body
administered by separate board3
of health operating within the
counties and the Reservation mak
ing up the section.
In 1945, however," the govern
ing bodies were integrated into a
single district "j board ,of health.
Brown has been serving as chair
man of this board since that time.
The new health district split off
from the old one was completed at
a meeting of Dr. J. W. R. Norton
of the State Board of Health and
local health officials.
Jennings A. Bryson of Sylva was
named chairman of the new dis
trict, and W. L. Lathan and A. J.
Sutton, both of Swain County; and
W, E. Baldwin and H--.W. Gabe.
both of Macon, as the other mem
bers of the board. '
Dr. C. C. Janowsky was selected
by the new board as health officer
for the new district and will have
(See Health Unit Pace 8)
Mrs. G. H. Schenck Named
Secretary Of C. of C.
Mrs. G. H. Schenck has been named secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce here, and assumed her duties this morning.
Jflrs. Schenck succeeds Mrs. Frank Knuttl, wno resigned aoouv
a month ago, as she was moving to South Carolina.
The announcement was made by James L. Kilpatrick, presi
dent. Mrs. Schenck has had experience in Chamber of Commerce
work, and public relations. She was affiliated with the Albemarle
Chamber of Commerce and merchants association for about three
' years' She was also a former member of the staff of The News
and Press of that city. While a resident of Hickory and Greens
boro, she took the lead in Girl Scout work, and various other
civic projects. She headed the Girl Scout work in Hickory for
"three years. . - , , . n
Mrs. Schenck and family moved to Waynesville about 18
W. C. Russ Named
W. Curtis Russ, editor of The
Mountaineer, was named secre
tary of the Western North Caro
lina Press Association, at the regu
lar monthly meeting Saturday
night. He was formerly president
of the organization.
James L. Story, of Marshall, is
president, succeeding Weimar
Jones, of Franklin.
Those attending from here in
cluded: Marion T. Bridges, Mr. and
Mrs. Russ. and daughter, Mar
Tentative plans are for the group
to visit Washington upon invita
tion of Rep. Monroe M. Redden
later in the spring.
Tardy Tax payers Here
Give State $?,000 In
Tardy tax payers principally in
the Waynesville area poured near
ly $2,000 into the state treasury
up to New Year's Eve.
And that's not all.
Deputy Collector Fred Walston
of the State Revenue Department
said today he's sending out form
letters to the Haywood County
folks who should have filed their
state income tax teturns in 1946,
'47, '48, or all three years.
Most of the $1,938.99 in delin
quent income taxes citizens of the
county paid last year represented
returns for the years 1947 and
Mr. Walston said he had a list
of about 1,000 people in the county
who should have filed returns in
lff46 but didn't.
Of these, only about 25 had filed
by New Year's Eve. the deadline
for voluntary returns.
Some of the voluntary returns
received were from Canton routes
1 and 3, a few others were from
Jackson County, which also is in
Mr. Walston's jurisdiction. . ,
But most, he said, came from
Waynesville and , Hazelwood and
their industrial areas.
Those who filed their delinquent
returns up to New Year's Eve and
the first few days of January did
have to pay the Interest rate of 6
per cent per year for being late
but were immune from late-filing
On January 4, however, Mr,
Walston received instructions from
the Department of Revenue at Ra
leigh to assess interest and penal-
(See Tardy Taxes Pare 8)
The Haywood County Corn
Club's annual banquet will be held
at 7 p.m. January 19 at East
Waynesville School with Dr. E, R.
Collins, head of the N. C. State
College agronomy department, as
This year's banquet will have a
special reason for celebrating, too.
One of the members of the Club
Dwlght Williams of Waynesville
is the new state corn-growing
Williams recently was declared
officially the winner of the 1949
North Carolina corn-growing con
test. His1 winning yield was more
than 141 bushel per acre.
Williams will be honored at the
annual banquet. " -
John Rogers of Crabtree is pres
ident of the Haywood County Corn
Club; Frank M. Davis of Iron Duff
Is vice-president; G. C Palmer, Jr.,
of Crabtree, secretary; and Sam
Ferguson of Fines Creek, treasurer.
The officers urge all members to
return their card signifying their
intentions to attend this banquet,
so that the proper arrangements
can be made.
Hannah Named To
Wlngate Hannah of Waynesville
has been appointed 12th District
Young Democratic Club represent
ative on the state speaker's com
mittee. Tom Garrison of Asheville at
the same time was named as direc
tor of organization for the district.
The appointments were announc
ed early last week by F. Cole Cog
burn of Canton, 12th district chair
man and fromer Haywood County
Young Democrats chairman.
Hannah served as treasurer of
the county organization in 1948-49
The Young Democrats of the dis
trict will launch their 1950 cam
paign with an organizational meet
ing, .which will be held In the last
Zeb Brackett Is
Injured When Hit
By Car Friday
Zeb Brackett, 50 - year - old
Waynesville man injured in an ac
cident Friday night, was reported'
late this morning as being in "fair
ly good condition" by attendants
at Mission Hospita lln Asheville.
The hospital said he had suffered
a fractured left leg and fractured
pelvis and also suffered an Injury
to his right leg.
Waynesville police, and State
Highway Patrol Corp. John L,
Carpenter, ... who Investigated the
accident, said Brackett was struck
by a taxicab at 7 p.m. as he was
crossing Depot Street in front of
the Underwood Supply Company.
The investigators said he walked
into the path of a cab driven, by .
Kenneth Medford of Hazelwood. -
Waynesville Policemen Hub
Ruff and Guy Messer investigated
with Corporal Carpenter. '
This was the first serious traffic
accident in Waynesville since Oc
tober when an elderly man was
struck by a car on Main Street.
New Fire Equipment
For Clyde To Come Up
For Discussion Friday
The proposal to modernize
Clyde's fire department with a
moden fire engine and other
equipment will be discussed next
Friday night by officials of the
town and fire officials of Waynes
ville and other nearby municipal
ities. - ,
The subject will top the agenda
for the "regular semi monthly
Clyde Lions' Club meeting which
will open at 7 p.m. at the Clyde
High School cafeteria.
Mayor Vanar Haynes of Clyde
and the town's aldermen, Fire
Chief Clem Fitzgerald of Waynes
ville, and the fire chief of Enka
are among those scheduled to at
tend. . ; '
Grover C. Haynes, president of
the host club, will have charge of
the dinner meeting.
The proposal to buy a modern
fire engine, which would cost an
estimated $10,000, came up last
November. . ,
On Christmas Eve, the need for
modern fire-fighting equipment was
dramatically underlined when a
blaze broke out in the century-old
Camp Ground Church.
The blaze was extinguished by a
(See Clyde Fire Page 8)
In Hay wood
Injured . . 2
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).
Street . .