The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, January 16, 1950, Image 1
delight Of The lOUK 13 M3SV1I TAINEER ' TODAY'S S3IILE "Remember, a pedestrian may be rifht bat it's the auto Uut' left News Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat o! Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ! I If II III! IJuUCj ch Error ,. come up with 65th YEAR NO. 5 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News ; WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 16, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countie & typographical er f ? 1 hut none of them 'proportions of the In iront o EKf Court House laat (ii new nieuY.., -o e pole read: ap 5 ,;. :, faed type was exact- Ues nigh. "dvantage over the news- v,o npwsnaoers d off, the error cannot u v . . 1 1 one on Mam street iai- Unt 24 hours, thougn. uj - . . unique sign aown ami away to pe wun.w.. oo Hard n did his best not to be husbands. The nigm oe lid himself to remember is wife's letter. He wok a ns to mKe "e miss it. The next morn- breakfast tied up ms Dut her in his car and hr her school, as was his Ik-day custom. half-way to school he me of those pretty mail Ratcliffe Cove folks nave InHnpss!" he casped. "the forsot it." ned the car around and khorae. couldn't find the letter kind thought, he searched lets of the coat he was and found it. He felt a l when he realized that iiad it with him all the ie took his daughter to here the teacher frowned ir making the girl late, ic raced to his office, tore iat, and went to! work. ' ight when be came home, the letter still in , his Escaped Convict Is Shot, Caught Here Passes Away Agronomist 11 - mm DR. E. Ii. COLLINS will be the principal speaker Thursday night at the Corn Club banquet. The dinner Is scheduled to start at the East Waynesville School at 7 .p.m.' .: ,'."' (See Page 3,-Second Section) A 72-year-old escaped convict was shot and captured in Shelton Laurel about midnight last night. Haywood County Hospital at tendant; said John Holt was in fair condition this morning after undergoing treatment and trans fusions for a pistol bullet wound In his abdomen. Investigating officers said Holt was shot by a Macon County guard when he attempted to escape from a house officers had surrounded. Holt had escaped from the Ma con County camp yesterday, engag ed a taxi to take him to Waynes ville.. ' -v ,v..:'. ' ". ' After arriving here late yester day afternoon, he engaged another taxi to take him to the Big Bend section. ' -: Using bloodhounds, guards from the Macon and Haywood County Prison Camps and sheriff's deput ies trailed the elderly man to his hiding place. He was wounded as he ran out the back door of the house. Term ry Lingers ben' more than month le Cherokee Indian Feast f at the Reservation. But , Mrs. Gertrude Ruskin, of Balsam, now of . At- still marvelling over the a of the food that were In a letter to '. The neer editor this week, she firing to The Mountaineer the Feast when she said rter "doesn't tell the whole He didn't pass up any. that feast. I sat next to 1 know. " She referred to Fnt m the story to the pat the reporter didn't take ne of he 50-odd items on Inendous menu. Mrs. Rus- ne lady who suggested he piate. pas a Mountaineer poitpr. covering the Balsam sec N she lived there several go. And Tear Of iion Shelbv. of r.pntrai rnosn. r Hwuuir a LUiuirn The story is not only "as a lot of truth to t fe. . fins mat there was a color -uier noiding a meetinc. I was getting an unusually f sponse from the audlpnoi. f flocked to the mourners " large numbers. The col eacher felt that some bad own when perhaps they did !ly mean to turn over a lf- So after about the third he issued this warning to 1 the men repenters: ' i don't want you coming ;ere wearing out the knees britches praying, and then " weeks wear out the seat of hiding.-Now get right.- 5. H. RlarlrtiToll nu uiu mis. f wriey spent last wppIt oi as guesta of their cousin, Building & Loan Stockholders To Meet On Tuesday The 30th annual stockholders meeting of the Haywood Building and Loan will be held Tuesday; at seven o clock, it was announced by L. N. Davis, secretary-treasurer Qf the organization. There are over 1,300 stockhold ers of the organization, and they will elect ten directors on Tues day night, i The board of directors will In turn elect officer) at the regulanjeeting oft the 23rd. "The. report this year snows a gaiu In asseM of about $70,000 over last year, Mr. Davis said. The total assets now total more than $1,300,000. This is the - highest ever reported for the association. Present officials include: R. L. Prevost, president; C. N. ' Allen, vice-president; Mr. Davis, secre tary-treasurer; and Miss Elsie Mc Cracken, assistant secretary-treas urer.;. ,- '. V Theatre To Help Polio Drive With Show Profits The management of the Way nesville Drive-In Theatre will con tribute .the net profits from one show next week to the 1950 March of Dimes drive.1 Roy McKlnnish, director of the campaign in the Clyde area, said today Homer West and Clayton Me haffey, owners of the theatre, had agreed to donate the net proceeds from : the show "of the night of January 25 to the campaign fund. Champion Fetes More Than 400 , 'Old - Timers' Reuben B. Robertson, president of The Champion Paper and Fibre Company, was host Saturday night to more than 400 of the firm's "old timers". The party honored the men and women who have served with the firm 25 years or better. The Company estimates that by the end of 1950 there will be 107 new names on Champion's roll of folks who Have worked there at least 25 years. ' . Reuben B. Robertson, Jr., exe cutive vice-president, and Dwight J. Thompson, vice-president in charge of Industrial and, public re lations attended from the cam pany's national offices. v . . ' 2 New Patrolmen Due To Arrive About March First Haywood will get two additional highway patrolmen about March first, according to Sgt. T. A. Sand Hn, in charge of this district. A new. school for training pa trolmen started today, and after a six-week course, two of the new recruits will be assigned here. The new men will wprk with exper ienced patrolmen for about sixty days, then given a car and assign ed routine patroling, the sergeant said. ---.: , , - Haywood's normal patrol crew is five men. . There are only three here now, due to resignations and transfers. MRS. JOHN K. BOONE, one of Haywood's best known citizens, was burled here this afternoon. Funeral services were held at I the First Methodist church. This picture was recently made on Mrs. Boone's 9 1 st birthday, as members of her Sunday School ; class presented her with a cor ' sage. ." . . Funeral Held Today For Mrs. Boone Court Hearing Closing A consent judgment announced in Haywood Superior Court today Closed the suit of Ethel Mitchell against the Smith Drug Company. Both sides agreed to settle the case in favor of the plaintiff for 17V.- Int. other business today, Judge Zeb Nettles set aside a jury ver diet in favor of the plaintiff in the case of Theodore T. Muse vs. Jack G. and Hiram McCracken. The judgment was made on mo tion of the defendants after the jury had awarded damages to Muse In his suit growing out of injuries allegedly suffered in a fall from a silo he was helping to build, A compromise and settlement was announced in the suit of L. R. Stiles and wife. Ruby, vs. O. Crow der. ..':- v The judge ordered that the de fendant give credit of $450 on a promissory note executed by the plaintiffs, and that the credit be a final and complete settlement of all controversies in the case. The judge also ruled that the deed of trust in the case was valid. ; The court session this morning opened the second and final week of the scheduled two-week Janu ary civil term. To Speak Here Town Sells Large Tract Of Watershed Timber For $30,756 Chamber Of Commerce Board Meets Tuesday The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday night at7;30, it was an nounced by James L. Kilpatrick, president. Several matters will be brought to the attention of the board for immediate action, according to Mrs. G. H. Schenck, secretary. ; Mrs. John K. Boone, one of Waynesville's oldest and most be-' loved citizens, died Sunday morn ing at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh MassJe. Funeral services were held at three o'clock this afternoon in the First Methodist church with the pastor, the Rev. J. E. Yountz, and the Rev. J. G. Huggin, pastor of the Myers Park Methodist church of; Charlotte and ; former pastor here, officiating. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. W. JCilllan, wi ff.-switt,-J. W. Kay,. J. ..H. Way. John West, Jr., and M, , It. Bowles. ; Honorary pallbearers were mem bers of the board of stewards and the board of trustees of the First Methodist church and Df. Thomas Stringfield and James Elwood. Members of the Woman's Society of Christian Service and the Mari etta Way Bible Class of the church were in charge of flowers. . Mrs. Boone, who was ninety-one years of age, was born November 21, 1858. She was the former Miss Mary Elizabeth Kerr, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. William M. Kerr. Her father was a well known minister In the Holston Conference of the Methodist church and a former pastor here. She came to Waynesville with her parents in 1874 and she and her family have been identified with the life of the community (See Mrs. Boone Pape 6) DAVID S. WEAVER, assistant director of the N, C. State Col 1 e g e Agricultural Extension Service, will be the principal speak Monday night at the Achievement Day Banquet for demonstration farmers.. (See Page 6, Second Section) Broken Steering Gear Wrecks Car Raeford Cullen, well known colored waiter, was painfully, but not seriously injured Saturday, when the car he was driving turn ed over on Highway 19-23 hear Lake Junaluska. The steering mechanism broke, sending the car into a whirl. LeRoy Martin, a passenger in the car with Raeford suffered slight cuts and bruises. The car was badly damaged. Raeford was given first aid treatment at the Hospital. Got A Room For Rent? - Final plans were completed here last week for the 2.0QO Methodists who are coming here June 24-27 for a conference at Lake Junaluska. A conference was held with Dr. M. Leo Rlppy. of; Nashville, and Dr. Frank S. Love, superintendent of Lake, Junaluska; and Mrs, Q. H. Schenck,',, secretary of the Cham ber of Commerce, on arrangements for carinf for the 2,000 delegates to the conference. ,. v. The group is made up of teach ers and presidents of adult class es t in Methodist churches of the nine southeastern states. Dr. Rlppy is anxious to know how many rooms are available in Waynesville, since some 1,200 of the two thousand will have to be housed here, since the Lake fa cilities can take care of 800.. The Chamber of Commerce is trying to get a listing of all avail able rooms, and persons who have already signed to attend the con vention will be assigned far in ad vanced to the rooms, according to Mrs. G. H. Schenck, secretary. All persons having rooms should contact Mrs. Schenck immediately, and she will supply the necessary forms to be filled in and send them on to Dr. Rlppy. He in turn will assign delegates to the rooms. 4-H Leaders Of County Meet For Organization 4-H leaders, selected by their respective communities in the county, held an organizational meeting in the Little Court Room, Saturday morning. Attending were Frank Rogers of East Waynesville School; Mrs. Rob ert Palmer, Hazelwood School; Mrs. Elmer Hendricks, Aliens Creek; Mrs. Jack McCracken, West Pigeon; Lowery Ferguson, Jr.; Lower Crab tree; Mrs. Jim Best, Upper Crab tree; Mrs. Arnold Terrell, Crab-trec-Iron Duff; v Massle Osborne, South Clyde; Mrs. Rhoda Rlckman, Francis Cove; Mr. and Mrs. George C. Boring, White Oak; Mrs. Ralph Evans, Center Pigeon; Mrs. Levi Haynes, South Clyde; Carl Rat cliffe, Waynesville; Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Yates, -Iron Duff;, and Hugh Franklin. East Pigeon . Frank Rogers "wai,'ected preaU . . .. a t ' - I... n , n.i aeni o ine group wun vri xmi cllffe as. vice-president and Mrs. Levi Haynes a secretary and treas urer,, . . V'- The purpose of the organization is to carry the 4-H program into each community with members serving as local leaders. Joe Cline, 4-H Agent for the county, led a discussion on the Ob jectives, Purposes, and Procedures for the group. . The leaders deciaea to meet the second Saturday in each month for a training course conducted by the county agents and to begin at once in the organization of 4-H work in their communities. Haywood To Get $6,572 From Its National Forests , Haywood County Is getting a gift of $6,572.09 from its nation al forests. This is the county's share of $85,498.47 being distributed to 25 North Carolina counties by the U. S. Forest Service ta lieu of taxes on the national forests located in the state. The money is coming from re ceipts which went to the state's 'national forests during the fiscal year that ended last June 30. Jackson County is setting- $1, 219.62: Swain, $631.60; ' and Transylvania, $8,475.65. , State Treasurer Brandon Hodges says the funds will be sent to the counties ss soon as the state receives the check from the Forest Service. 2 Escape With Minor Injuries In 3-Way Crash The Powell Lumber' Company of Canton and Sylva last Saturday afternoon submitted the high bid of $30,376.22 to cut the estimated 1,500,000 board feet of Umber from a 450-acre tract on the Way nesville Watershed. , The bids were opened In Town Manager G. C Ferguson's office. The tract lies in the Bald Creek section. ' The winning bid was approxi mately $13,000 higher than the first winning bid submitted last February on. approximately 100, 000 more board feet of town tim ber. Mr. Ferguson attributed the rise in the bidding partly to the Improvement in the lumber busi ness over the previous year. - He said the sale of. this second tract of watershed timber left ap proximately 5.000,000 board feet still available for future bidding. Under a Umber management program arranged by government foresters, tracts of the town water shed are opened to bidding on a selective, cutting basis. Before the . bids are submitted, surveyors "cruise" the tract to be opened to mark the trees, which are to be sold. . So far. the two tracts opened to lumber firms have meant more than $47,000 to the town treasury. 25 Disabled Workers In Haywood Are Given Jobs ather 'm mm fed Press CtOUDY v- udmiarv ir t. f;S"ther wmdy with e snowers 1. - I "-JucBVUie tpmrvoro r reCordPH h ... . . Tst Farm). B 01 tM Pa Max. ... 53 Min. Rainfall 35 .20 51 .... 48 .09 -35 Polio Campaign Gets County The 1950 March of Dimes cam paign w a 8 launched yesterday formally in Haywood County and across the nation. ! For " several days before that, however,, campaign workers and private organizations and Indivi duals had been busy in the Way nesville, Clyde and Canton areas. The biggest boost to the county's campaign to raise $15,000 for polio vicUms came before the drive was more than a few baurs old.' The folks who attended the an nual benefit Singing Convention at the Haywood County Court House here yesterday afternoon turned a total of more than $200 in offer ines into the campaign ehest. The Rev. Kay Aljen of Aliens Creek, who conducts the conven tion with W. . T. Queen, turned oVer the receipts after the con vention to Felix, Stovall, Waynes ville area March of Dimes director. Elsewhere throughout the coun ty. benefit, basketball games dances-8 nd other event-to booU.. the war chest were scheduled in Waynesville, Clyde, and Canton. 0 n Thursday night, Under wood's of Waynesville will meet the Asheville Waste Paper Bomb ers at Waynesville Township High School gym, and the Clyde All- Stars t will meet he ' Cherokee Indians at the Clyde High School gym In benefit basketball games. Both these games will be the main events of double headers. The Waynesville Junior Cham ber of Commerce will play the Waynesville Lions Club in the pre liminary to the Asheville-Under. wood contest, and the Cherokee girls will play the Clyde All-Star girls in the first game of the twin bill at Cvde. Last weekend, members of the Waynesville Lions and - Rotary Clubs went to work selling tickets to the benefit game at Waynesville On the night of January 27, a benefit dance will be held at the Waynesville Armory under the ee.rollo me.6. During the last fiscal year, 25 Haywood county men and women handicapped by physical disability were aided overcom ing their handicaps in finding suitable Jobs and then made good in them. ..- This work was done through the local office of the North Carolina agency for Vocational Rehabilitation of disabled civil ians. . .,' . ' ,. '', :; The figures were contained In an annual report released this week by Charles Warren of the Vocational Rehabilitation head quarters in Raleigh. , The report showed that 2,259 disabled men and women in the state as a whole were rehabili tated by the agency into gainful employment during that period. Of those rehabilitated, 594 had worked only on a part-time basis. The 612 who were holding: pobs when their rehabilitation was started were in danger of los ing their jobs through their dis ability, were endangering? their own health or safety and that of others, or were in unsuitable and unsatisfactory employment. In Haywood county, six dis abled persons were awaiting- the start of the rehabilitation service when the report was released. This work also means that the purchasing- power of the state as a whole was increased; the earn ings of the disabled persons averaged only $411.32 a year. ; After rehabilitation, they jumped to $2,077.92. The report also showed that this was a tremendous return on a" very - small investment? - the cost of completely rehabilitating one disabled person averaged only $362.96. ' ' - -, The cost to the state was even less than that, for the federal government paid 60 per cent of the bill for the state's rehabilita tion program. Wrecked Car Is Drawing Crowds The demolished Caldwell car, which was wrecked last Monday night on Highway No. 284, is stiU attracting large crowds. During the latter part of the week, thet wreckage was moved from the Davis-Liner Motor Sales Com pany, to the Ned Carver service station at Dellwood. Hundreds have stopped and viewed the completely demolish ed car there. It was estimated that over 4,000 paw the car be fore it was moved from here to Dellwood. , , A young Waynesville couple es caped with minor injuries last night In a collision that smashed two cars and a small truck near the Waynesville Drive-In Theater Just east of Waynesville. Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Garland were released from the hospital at ter treatment for minor cuts and bruises. ,..- ., State Highway Patrolman H. Dayton reported that the Garlands' 1937 coupe, , going east, ;! collided .tfl$ 44941 ooaclt.dtVen, by XVlr Jiam Donald Periled, .23, of Candler, route 2, then struck a 1938.modeI pickup truck 150 feet away, and careened onward 225 feet, finally crossing the highway and smash ing into a tree. The Penley car was driven into a ditch, the wooden body of the truck was demolished and the ve hicle knocked off the road by the Impact of the collision. Both were going west toward Waynesville at the time of the accident. Penley and Mr. and Mrs. James Welch of Waynesville all escaped Injury, though Welch was thrown out of the cab by the force of the crash. Dayton and State Highway Pat rol Corporal John L. Carpenter in vestigated the accident, which hap penea at about 7:30 p.m., , . Dayton said the total damage to all three vehicles would probably reach $1,000. W.N. C. Press To Interview President Truman March 17 Details were completed in Wash ington this week for publishers of the Western North Carolina Press Association to - meet President Truman in a press conference, on Friday, March 17th. V The plans in Washington were arranged by Representative Mon roe M. Reeden with Charles Ross, special press secretary of Presi dent Truman. .. ' - Indications are that about 12 to 15 newspapers of this area will be represented at the press conference.-' idailg .for-the trip -are. being handled from this end by W. Curtis . Russ, secretary of the Western North Carolina Press As soclation. Tentative plans are to so by train to Washington, and spend an extra day there on matters of general interest to this entire area. . President Truman has told North Carolina Congressmen . of his interest in the Park and Blue Ridge Parkway, and tentative plans are that the newspaper publishers of Western North Carolina will in terview the President on this sub leri , , , , OLD PICTURES for the Special Edition of the Mountaineer still being received. Rotaridns Hoar Frank Barber On Polio Campaign . Rotarlans heard a discussion of ( the needs of funds for the National Polio Foundation, as Frank Barber . of Asheville, presented some loca1? facts and 'figures here Friday. Mr. Barber, an active leader in the-operatldn o! the-Orthepedur Home, Asheville,, pointed out the number of Haywood patients cared for by the home, and the, fact that the National Foundation had spent all their money combatting polio in the past year, and that the treasury was In dire need of funds. "Haywood had 13 cases in 1949, and the Home gave 905 days ser vice' to Haywood patients," Mr. Barber said. , 'r ' "There are a lot of cases from the 1948 epidemic which still have to have treatment, and medical attention; he pointed out, "and all of this requires money." The Rotary Club is sponsor of the drive here, and Mr. Barber, who was presented by Beekman Huger, of Canton, said in conclud ing: "Men, when you work for the National Polio Foundation, you are working to save lives, and give comfort to the present generation, and to generations yet unborn." ...... . -t , More C hristma s C heer Santa civs Is still working. Spring Hill could look; forward to overtime in Haywood County. Last week, the men of the Waynesville Lions Club took a look at the final total of the contribu tions to their Christmas Cfreer fund, then studied their bills, then had a pleasant sensation. . Then they started looking around for more needy school children.. Early this week, nearly 20 chil dren of the schools at Maggie, Saunook, Lake Junaluska, and Officers Nab Huge StiirinirBeffil "How about some news, John?" a reporter asked when Deputy Sheriff John Kerley stepped into the newspaper office last Wednesday. Don't have any right now " John grinned, "but we'll have some before Saturday." On Friday the I3th, just before dawn, John and three fellow offic ers put a new liquor Industry out of business before it had a chance to get started. v The officers said the 600-gallon wood-burning still they captured in the Big Bend section was the larg est ever taken in Haywood County. The brand-new business was all ready for its launching. The new still.. Its bottom never touched by a fire, rested on the new furnace. In it were 600 gal lons of beer. Nearby were thirty barrels con taining 60 gallons of beer each, and tpn nfVipr hnrrpl nf thn tamp Jsizethathad contained the, liquid which was in the still. Besides these, there were about 2,000 gallons of mash. The "exectives" had not arrived to start the new industry before Deputies Max Cochran and John Kerley and Police Chiefs Orville Noland of Waynesville and Ossie Sutton of Hazelwood made their raid.'.;. To bag this big game, the officers rode 33 rough miles at midnight to the dirt road, between Cold Springs and Big Creek. They spot ted the layout in a clearing just off the road. They they withdrew a short dis tance and watched and waited. About five hours later, after no one appeared, they moved in. No arrests were made then, but they are expected later. John Kerley had kept his prom ise, and Friday the 13th had proven unlucky only to the would-be moonshine merchants. a late visit from Santa Claus." The Lions picked up where they left off ' Christmas Eve. and tock some of the kids shopping last Saturday on the surplus they found in their Christmas Cher fund. v.:;':;;; '-'' . ' . , They took some more today, and plan shopping trips for the others tomorrow and probably later this week. ' As they had in their pre-Christ- mas shopping trips, the Lions hi d some $15 to spend tor essentials for each child. Before Christmas. they fixed up 85 children. ' - as far as ruywood County was concerned, last week . when a check for $25 was turned over to Mrs. Sam Queen, County Welfare superintendent, for use in taking care of the needy. Hi Highway Record For 1950 In Haywood ; (To Date) , Killed . . , . 2 Injured 5 (This informaUon com ' 'piled from Records of State Highway Patrol).