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65th YEAR NO. 4 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 12, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
L Christmas, received it
f The card was mailed
s- nn nf those
out routes getting to its
Jwrrived it cleared up a
CUCallw 1 "
i u welcomed.
iandise for January sales
i the only ming
hr this week. Shrubbery
U civine the evergreens
iv - . . j .
pi high SCnOOl giuunua
( the plants had grown so
were obstructing light
ie classroom windows, so
saw ana prumus
lelded close 10 me gruunu,
f. ik. lnnHsrnninff at the
W lire r-f
las new look.
ride Wasn't Bought
(r Davis' curiosity got the
.him soon after the Monday
Lf Thp Mountaineer ap-
ln tho streets. In the clas-
Wion. was an advertise
kride For Sale Phone 736."
Homer has never acquired
he was curious to know
Ian had one for sale.
. . .
Sailed 736. He asked lor
M information about your
iement In today's Mountain-
feet young voice said: "I'll
to tell you see the movie
Strand this week-end."
then realized that "Bride
fc" was the name of a movie,
fiEured by quick thinking,
bee he had the answer, ne
Is well have his fun, so he
How old is she?"
lit 31, and very lovely"
whiz, thanks a lot, ' said
as he hung up satisfied, but
Robinson, local sports, an
, came back from Jackson-
Senior Bowl football , game
ok with glowing reports on
pl.jerformance of the lm
iCharlie fChoo Ch6o- Just
ithe gridiron.- In1 fact he
fen before the game he saw
over tho bowl tltv that
the immortal Choo Choo
in the hearts of the Florida
fans. The North Carolina
acted Jacksonvillle by the
fa to pay the final tribute
North Carolina AU-Ameri-
pack and the other stars
le other Tar Heel colleges
Ji Duncan and Red O'Quinn
f c Forest, the sturdy Duke
fid of course, Choo Choo's
te, Art Welner.
i was more often a native
fan who'd request a rest-
orchestra to nlav "All The
poo Choo," The title to the
jng we know of written ex
' m honor of a college
mi also served as a crept
the Jacksonville citizens to
ng North Carolina fans
I er a Florida fan would spot
rr a worth Carolina license
II WUWA nrxrt tn.. A 11
I auu yeu; AU lne
it. .. . . .'
m neia Saturday aftpr.
mue, utioo Choo and
f agues from North Carolina
" Played like All-Ameri-""Ping
the Rebels tn thr
ruury over the Yankees
FT captain, rinab- wiu.
lhern Methodist immortal
-umuation for Justice is
u possibly onlv hv n,
""miauon for walker.
"c. reports Snirt.d..
ts"w the game as a pay-
.-. wrnea in one of his
'"ant performances in the
lr seasons. He wa
t'Vf,0-as the Tar Heels
Two Died From Injuries Received When This Car Wrecked
"One more payment, and they
That was the tune the town
board was 'singing, as they check
ed on the balance due on the 150
parking meters here.
The 150 meters cost slightly less
than $10,000, and half of the rev
enue has been applied to the cost,
Now only $380 remains to be paid,
and then the town gets all the rev
enue from here on out. ;
There are about 140 meters in
use at present. Some were remov
ed for driveways to buildings.
Liner Plans Big
Harry L. Liner of Waynesville,
has completed plans to build a
$500,000 housing project of . 50
units near Brfevard.
The homes, known as "Sapphire
Manor," will be located at the
southeast intersection of Highway
276 and Elm Bend Road.
The project will consist, of 16
one-story buildings and had pre
viausly gained FH A approval. Du
plexes will be included, and the
grounds will be attractively land
Mayor S. E. Varner, Sr., of Bre
vard, declared he was highly gratl
fled over the fact that Mr. Liner
had decided to make such a sub
stantial .investment and predicted
fthe results would be highly bene
ficial.. . .
Meeting On '
i District Highway Commission
er Dale Thrash today announced
he would hold a public meeting
at the Haywood County Court
House at 10 a.m. January 23.
i The meeting will be similar to
the one held last fall when the
conditions of rural roads through
out Haywood County were dis
Down on Motorists
Failing To Report
Do you happen to have a police
traffic citation ticket which you
haven't attended to? 1
Well brother (and sister) un
less you got an extra $10 to
spare, you had better make for
the city hall and pay that dollar.
The police BaVe started check
ing to see what motorists have
failed to report and pay the $1
fine for parking violations, and
all who have not paid, will be
looked up by the officers, and
hailed Into court. That means an
extra $10 for costs, plus the $1
So it is a matter of going now
and paying $1 or waiting and
paying $11. .
P. S.: the police have your
license number, and name, so
they have a complete record.
Meet Monday' NigHt
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This picture was made of the demolished Caldwell car just before a wrecker picked it up to clear
Highway No.' 284 early Monday night. The photograph was made by Charles Miller, member of Tho
Mountaineer staff, shortly after the accident. Looking into the wreckage is Deputy Horace Mehaffcy,
of Canton and just the top 'of the hat of Patrolman W. R. Woolen can be seen. The wreckage was
brought to the Davls-Uner ' Garage, and yesterday, Henry Davis, manager, said he estimated 2,500
people had viewed the car. He said it was the worst damaged vehicle he had ever seen, and that as far
as he could determine, not a single item was salvageable not even the door handles. The front of
the car is at the right side of the picture. The car was a 1949 Ford, with 3,200 miles on it. The clock
stopped at 6:15. (Staff photo by Charles Miller).
2 Brothers Lose Lives When
Their Car Runs Into Truck
JESSE FRANK CALDWELL, 31,
died instantly, when he was
severely crushed in the crash
which also cost the life of his
brother, Tommy, on Monday.
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S I St ricultwal prac
111 ne honored Monday
LfjAchlevement Day Ban-
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quet at the East Waynesville
The principal speaker will be
David S. Weaver, assistant direct
or of the North Carolina Agricul
tural Extension Service.
The demonstartion farmers
their wives, and their friends will
be the guests at the event, which
will start at 7 P. M.
The officers of the Demonstra
tion Farmers Organization are
George E. Stamey, the chairman;
R. C. Francis, vice-president. Will
iam Osborne, secretary; and T. C.
They urge all members, includ
ing both area and unit demonstra
tion farmers, to attend the ban
quet, returning their cards signi
fying their intentions of doing so,
Invocation by the Rev. D. D,
Gross, Pastor Clyde Baptist
Church and chairman of Haywood
County Ministerial Ass'n;
Welcome bv William Osborne,
A jury was hearing the evidence
in the suit of Muse vs McCracken
at noon today in Haywood Super
ior Court before Judge Zeb V,
This was only the second jury
trial called so far in the January
two-week civil term which opened
Yesterday morning, the first
iurv trial was in the divorce ac
tion of Willie Mae Fisher vs.' John
Judge Nettles granted a decree
of absolute divorce on grounds of
t wn vears separation when the
trial ended, v
The Muse-McCracken suit was
filed in connection with injuries
incurred allegedly In a farm acci
dent. . .
The judge indicated that if this
trial is concluded today he may
recess court until next Monday
Few jury trials were in prospect
. r-. n - 1 n v A ft
Double Funeral Ser
vices Held This
Morning For Tommy
And Frank Caldwell
Two well known Haywood young
men, both war veterans, are dead,
as the result of one of the worse
highway accidents ever to .happen
in the county, i
Jesse Frank Caldwell. 1 3lJ died
Instantly when' the 1949 Ford he
was riding crashed into a parked
truck not far from the Rock Hill 1
school on Highway No. 284 late!
Monday afternoon. , Eighteen hours
later, a brother, Thomas Clyde
Caldwell, 23, died oi injuries re
ceived in the same crash.
Double funeral services were
held this morning for both men
at the Dell wood ' Baptist church.
The accident victims were the
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cald
well, of route two.
The crash happened about six
o'clock Monday afternoon. A truck
loaded with corn had stopped on
the right side of the highway, and
the driver of the truck had left
(See Wreck Page 8)
Haywood Board Of Elections Setting Up
Books For Haywood
Haywood county cltiiens on Sat
urday will start the Job of trying
to raise $19,000 to help polio vic
That is the quota set for the
county in this year's March of
Dimes drive by the National Foun
dation for Infantile Paralysis.
The Waynesville and Canton
areas will try to raise $7,500 each,
dividing th quota evenly as they
did in the previous campaigns.
Edwin Haynes is directing the
Canton campaign, while Felix
Stovall of the sponsoring Rotary
Club is heading the campaign in
the Waynesville area.
Mr. Stovall said the dime board
would be put in operation on Jan
uary 21 and continue through Jan
uary 28, .
The campaign workers will can
vass all business establishments
and schools throughout the coun
ty, as well as seek contributions
from individual people.
The drive In the schools in the
Waynesville area will be handled
by County School Superintendent
Jack Messer. (
The Waynesville area covers
Hazelwood, Saunook, AliensCreek,
Crabtree, Iron Duff In general
the area bordered by Bethel, the
western town limits of Clyde, and
Balsam. , j , .'
..It does not include. 1,he, Bethel
'community' or 'l f towA of Clyfle
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MRS. G. H. SCHENCK assumed
her duties as secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce on Mon
day of this weck' Mrs. Schcnck
was formerly affiliated with thn
Albermarle Chamber of Com
merce. (Photo by Ingram Studio)
Cyril Minett Is
Honored At UNC
Cyril W. Minett, a graduate of
Waynesville high, has just been
elected president of the Kappa
Alpha Order at the University of
North Carolina. The chapter has
Minett has made unusual high
scholastic records at the Univers
ity. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.
THOMAS CLYDE CALDWELL,
23, died about 18 hours after the
car in which he and his brother
were riding crashed on High
way No. 284 late Monday afternoon.
To Get City Tags
Sales of city tages are lagging.
And police are not too much
concerned right now because all
motorists have until January 31
to get the city tags and put on all
Those who try to operate after
that date will find themselves in
the clutches of the law, with a
much larger bill to pay than the
tags now cost, which is one dollar.
Christmas Check Spreads
Cheer To Needy In January
Christmas cheer is still prevalant in Haywood. . - '
This morning a check for $25 was turned over to Mrs. Sam
Queen, superintendent of Welfare, f of use in supplying needs to
some worthy case, or cases.
The check came from Gottfried Anderson, of Miami. In fact,
the check was sent to The Mountaineer the day before Christmas,
to be used in caring for one of the 43 families as published by this
"newspaper."" Since all were taken, lt was decided, with Mr.- An- -derson's
approval, to hold the check until now, and supplement the
needs of some worthy cases.
So the Christmas cheer fund still prevails, and is making
To Meet Friday
At Court House
Members of the Haywood Wild
life Club will hear state wildlife
off iclals h e r e Friday night at
seven o'clock, it was announced to
day by J. E. Massie, president of
the local club.
Among the speakers, will be
Ross Stevens, executive secretary
of the N. C. Wildlife Resources
Commission. Mr. Stevens will ex
plain the new 1950 regulations,
and it was announced that he will
seek suggestions from the mem
bers for any proposed changes.
Also listed as a
night will be G. H. Jones, of the
chief law enforcement division, of
Mr. Massie said that the meet
ing will be held in the little court
Pipe On Job
Worktis expected to begin' short
ly' in ,laylr 8tfm . fttrn1 . 6-inch
cast iron pipe up Allum Creek.
G. C. Ferguson,' town manager,
said the pipe had been unloaded,
and that there was enough to ex
tend the 6-inch water mains to the
Aliens Creek school.
Mr. Ferguson said that work
will get underway within a short
time, with weather permitting.
"We want to get the line com
pleted just as soon as possible,"
The State Board of Elections
belated -but welcome Christmas
present is having a two-fold effect.
It Is combining three of the old
registration books into one com
pact volume; and it , is indirectly
bringing the county's registration
County Elections Board Chair
man Jerry Rogers this week dis
tributed a new registration book
to each of Haywood's 22 precincts
and at the same time initiated the
work of transcribing the names of
voters from the old books into the
new volumes, !
He said the job will bring the
county's registration of some 10,
000 eligible voters up to date.
. The names of those who have
died since registration will be de
leted, and the moving of voters
from the township in which they
have registered to other areas will
The new books, which cost the
state $6.70 per copy, are larger,
bound better, and more compact
than the old paper-bound volumes.
They combine in a single vol
ume the Information that required
three of the old books. Under the
old system, one book was required
for the registration of voters for
the Democratic primary, one for
Republicans, and the third for
registration for a general election.
The new book contains all this '
information at a glance the name
of the voter, his party affiliation,
race, address, and other pertinent
The new book also eliminates
the tedious job of hunting through ,
hundreds of pages of three hooks '
4Sce New Books -Page 8
To Meet Friday
Spare Rooms Is
The Haywood Tourist Asso
ciation is anxious to complete
the housing survey, in connec
tion with the Methodist Confer
ence which is coming here for
three days In June.
The Association, and the
Chamber of Commerce are seek
ing rooming facilities for W00
adults for June 24-27, Persons
having extra rooms to rent
should list them with the Cham
ber of Commerce immediately.
Committeemen of the Haywood
County Young Democratic . Club
will meet in the Court House here
speaker Friday, 7:30 P-( tomorrow to develop
tees and plan a county-wide ses
sion for the near future.
Vanar Haynes, mayor of Clyde
and county YDC president, will be
In charge of the ueeting.
Other principal officers sched
uled to attend are Mrs. Fred Camp
bell of Waynsville, the vlce-presP
dent; Mrs. Wade Ray of Canton,
secretary; and Jerry Rogers of
Waynesville, the treasurer.
The county-wide meeting, whose
date has not yet. been set, will be
to draw up policies for the 1950
All Democrats are invited to at
tend the Friday night meeting of
the committees. ' .
If It Matters To You, Friday Is The 13th
You might as well relax and en
The records indicate that there
is absolutely nothing you can do
about Friday the 13th anyway.
It's inevitable that it will begin
immediately after midnight today
and will not end any sooner than
However, a search of available
newspaper files also indicate lhat
Friday the 13th is no more disast
rous than any other day of the
year. Or any less distastrous for
As a matter of fact, the degree
of unluckiness or luckiness of this
particular day seems to be pretty
much determined by the reaction
of the individual to it or, in the
of what happens to you is your
That goes for Friday the 13th
as well as Saturday the 14th and
Sunday the 15th.
What particuler precautions you
take on this particular day in tak
ing special pains to avoid black
DO YOU REMEMBER?
back about 1900, this was a fa
miliar scene in many homes the
wall telephone, with the little
crank, and the bells on the bottom.
before Ibng, The Mountaineer
will publish a special edition with
many, many pictures mtfde about
40 to 50 years ago. If "you have
some of that era, we would be glad
to have them submitted for use in
this special edition. Pictures will
be returned, and no cost, to you.
cats, warning under ladders or
breaking mirrors comes under the
head of individual reaction.
They may do some good.
Take the case of the obscure
court official, a Scotsman who
lived in Wales a century, or two
ago (historians can't seem to get
together on the specific date; but
then there's no sense, for the pur
poses of this illustration, in split
This man, whq we'll call Sean
MacClamrock, because its so euph
onius, had a , superstition about
Friday the 13th that was developed
to a rather remarkable degree.
As long as ho Could remember,
the worst things that had ever
happened to him had happened on
(See Friday i3tn rage )
f Officials of Pisgah and Nanta
hala National Forest presented
their plans for developing recrea
tional areas in their respective
Forests, as well as discussing some
problems confronting them, as they
met with the National Forest com
mittee of the North Carolina Park
Commission here Wednesday.
Raymond Sutton, of Sylva, mem
ber of the Commission, together
with Dr. Kelley Bennett, of Bryson
City, C M. Douglas of Brevard,
and E. C. Guy, Newland, comprise
the committee, with Charles E.
Ray, commission chairman, and
Mrs. Edith Alley, secretary, ex
officio members. ,
D. J. Morris, supervisor of Pis
(See ForestsPage 8)
Scott Fails To
Morgan To Board
. Waynesville Attorney J. R. Mor
gan for the first time in eight years
failed to be reappointed to the
State Board of Elections.
He was one of the four Incum
bents replaced this week when
Governor Kerr Scott filled the
board with men of his own choice.
Harry Ferebee, a Camden farm
er, was named by Scott to sucjbeed
the Waynsville lawyer.
Mr. Morgan was appointed to his
(See Scott Fails Page 8)
Credit Bureau Started;
11,500 Names Listed
The newly organized Merchants
Credit Bureau of Haywood County
is getting off to a good start, ac
cording to H. J. Thompson, gener
.The Bureau already has some
11.500 different accounts, Mr.
Thompson said, as he explained
the purpose is to check through
the merchants, credit ratings of
citizens of Haywood. The ratings
are based on experience of mer
chants with the individual, as to
the promptness or lack of it with
which each person pays his ac
"Every type person is reflected
in the 11.500 we already have on
file," he said. "Some pay prompt
ly, and others refuse, to pay at all
Mr. Thompson said he is already
working with the bureau in Ashe
ville, and other nearby places. His
services will also cover Clyde; and
Canton, he said.
"When we find that a person Is
just out to get credit with no In
tention of paying, then that per
son is listed on the special list,
and sent to all members of the
bureau here, as well as to every
bureau in the state," he said.
"Such, a method will stop credit
(See Credit Bureau Page 8)
Injured . . . 2
(This information com-,
piled from Records of ..
' State Highway Patrol).
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