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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, January 19, 1950, Image 1

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CO idelight s t -r-rr-iT-TTTTr ir Tn i i rvrrTm A TTtT ! 1 II 1 i! T TODArS SMILE Experience is a strenu ous teacher. No trad aites, bo degrees, tome survivors. Of The Nevs v Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park WA v v rn i roming Havwood M our uv - C "-to exile" is spread- Pen " .k., this sec- H T-nth With his ?cL h. Woody. Duke LB iate history profes y snatch, has a i new v"-- . ik. Tnnuarv issue ..i tin OnarteriV. south Awul : rl. hat the story is ' the title: 'Catalooc hee In his arucic, 1 . ..... .nlrn tn his .,H. nt 1115 it""" ..!.., opi- an absence knmmiuf -ars. one guu" io0w story reflects the feelings AVOod County nauve once more saw th w. want to tread the fa- "B . . i. V elm. fcth to IOOK uu mkj "" tombstones ". . Hctpn to the low mono- lie nearby creek' which lul- sleep In the nignts oi oui ...w travels over that dins country road to old fee will be fully rewarded ing an immediate and ..nHprstanmnK oi u affection for what the most beautiful valley ate, . : an Ribbah li'wnpsville Lions Club s fcstrel was good apparent lod that people far from Bing waters of the Pigeon rd aDOUi n. eck Lions President Dick received this telegram; issible please send at once ipt used in your Minstrel legram was signed: "Clara president, Montpelier ub, Montpelier, Idaho." ;, 65th YEAR NO. 6 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 19, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson. Counties Hay wood Farmers Honor Business And Civic Groups w ,r. y . . . W V'A iAl r V- .. . 1 Org anization ,Of County Health Office Complete heel For Peggy 10-year-old Peggy Fergu- ighter of Mr. and Mrs. brguson of Clyde, route 1, liver dollar from grand- T. Ferguson for Christ tucked it away carefully h thought about what she k with it. Thursday nighty she made sloh. ' o' er, she said, "J. want to per with it." lext morning, Mrs. Fergu- the Mountaineer the cart payment for a 00-day sub Jig Demos County ;inct Sessions N County's Young Dem st Friday at a Court House launched plans for the bear. !g with County President aynes of Clyde, the corn airmen and other officials a series of meetings for and February for the precincts. r ret of these will be 'heM fin the Town Hall at Can- the six Beaverdam pre- T ung Democrats also Or a COUntv-wiHo rnllw . - - - -"j r d oanquet at Wavnps- ri . . icuruary in whPn thp iQn , . . - . wV f"P drive will open offi Eleven firms and organizations were given 1949 Agricultural Awards here Monday night, as the Dem onstration farmers of the county met for their annual meeting. Shown here are ten of these receiving the awards for their. interest in agriculture. Not present for the picture was W. J. Damtoft, repre senting The Champion Paper and Fibre Company, and Helms Rollman, of Wellco Shoe Co. Shown, left to right, first row, H. A, Bourn, Dayton Rubber Company; George Stamcy, chairman of the Hay wood Demonstration farmers, James T. Noland, First National Bank. Second row, left to right, W. Curtis Russ, The Montaineer; William Osborne, Clyde Lions .Club; Rev. D. D, Gross, for Haywood Ministerial Association; Charles E. Ray, Merchants Association; Harry "Blue" Robinson, Radio Station WHCC; R. L. Prevost, Unagusta Manufacturing Company, and Harlcy E. Wright, The Canton Enter prise. (Photo by Ingram's Studio). . High'y jGroup Urged ZDl Sury 1 6 thanire Bad turve East Of Waynesville Four Members Named To New Health Board Chairman George A. Brown, Jr., of the Haywood County board of commissioners today announced that the organization of the new Haywood County Health Depart ment has been completed. He also announced the appoint ments of four members to the new seven-member County Board of Health. Named to the board were Dr. N. F. Lancaster of Waynesville as physician; Dr. A. P. Cline of Can ton, as dentist; Dr. Harry Sullivan of Waynesville as pharmacist; and Willis Kirkpatrlck of Canton, as a public spirited citizen . Mr. Klrkpatrick Is assocatcd win the auditing department of the Cham pion Paper and Fibre Company. Mr. Brown said the appointments were made by the ex-olTicio mem bers who fill the three other places on the board: the chairman of the county board of commissioners, the superintendent of county schools, Jack Messer; and the may. or of the county seat, J. II. Way of Waynesville. Under state law, the four regu lar members of the board must be a physician, a dentist, a pharma cist, and a public-spirited citizen. The organization of the Haywood (Sec Health Office Page 8) To Serve Vets i I ,.v;. .: ';:.v D emonstration Farm Group Give Out 11 Awards In Haywood Heads Farmers : ... ' - W x : ' X '- r " M:.:.::.. ii'rfM'il hmmmmmmmmmm The directors of the Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution asking the State Highway Commis slon to take immediate steps to eliminate the dangerous curve on Highway No. 19A-23 and the Rat- cliffe Cove Road Intersection. The board Instructed Henry Davis, chairman of the highways and roads committee, to present the resolution to authorities at once, and urge mat corrections De made to eliminate the danger In the curve. Since 1940 five persons have died of injuries sustained in wrecks on that one curve, in addl tion to seevral others being in jured, and untold property damage to motor vehicles, Several members of the board termed the curve "one of the most dangerous in Western North Caro. lina.'r;' .;.-,-.i:..4.i....i,-,-.:'. Mr. Davis, and members of his (See Highway Page 8) R. C. FRANCIS, of Ratcliffe Cove, was elected president of the Haywood Demonstration farmers here at their annual meeting Monday night. Wy Council Plans P. Membership Drive for Homp Tlpmnnstratlm, rk for the year were made UMy Council mpotlno psday afternoon at the piOUSe. Snoplol -tD 1 the mpmhprehir, f hich- will " W PftnH,.ntoJ February and March anil ie M a goal the membership f wman in each cnmmunitv Pe d emonstration club. f"1 Hyatt, member of the ither COOLER fdhan.Jan. 19-loudy and r" din or slppt . , al Mr . "aynesvlllo omnoro. Max. 63 ..... 45 ...... 61 ' Mln. Rainfall 40 .40 33 .3r 36 .07 io January 23 The residents of Haywood Coun ty's 23 organized communities will concentrate their interest Monday on" a rni4n Woman" from Raleigh, For' the judgment of the two specialists from the N. C. State College Extension Service will de cide which community wins 1 the $500 prize for having dope the best work in the first year of the coun ty's Community Development, Pro gram. T. K. Jones, the farm manage ment specialist, and Miss Mary Emma Lee, home management specialist, will start their survey of the communities Monday morning. The complete survey is expected to take at Jeast a week. Community officials will accom pany the surveyors as they tour each area to note the improve ments that have been made under the Program. The specialists as part of their tour to determine the most improv ed community will study the detall (See CDP Survey Pace 8) 1.41 Inches Of Rain Drenches Waynesville tain drenched the Waynesville area last night and this morning; and water stood in several yards and low-lying fields. No general serious damage was reported but there was fear that any further rain falling on the saturated soil throughout the county would send the county's rivers dangerously close to flood stage or over it. One small wooden bridge was reported washed out early this morning but up to noon, the re ports were that the main high ways were still clea.r. Rain-swollen Shelton Branch and Richland Creek running through Waynesville sent water into low-lying fields at a few points. Outside of town, water stood in some pastures and fields. The State Test Farm here re ported that 1.41 inches of rain fell between 5:30 p.m. yesterday and 10 a.m. today. BRUCE BROWN. 28 year old Navy veteran and attorney for the town of Clyde, Is' the new Haywood County veterans' serv ice officer. He was appointed last Monday by the county.' commis sioners, i ............. ......(... Clyde Attorney. Named Veterans Service Officer The board of county commis sioners last Monday , appointed Bruce Brown of Clyde as Haywood County veterans service officer. The appointment wiy ibeconvp ef fectiyeTebruary 1." f The new veterans officer, who Is attorney fbr the town of Clyde, succeeds J, H. Howell, Jr., Waynes ville lawyer who resigned last July to devote full time to his law practice:-' Bruce Brown, 28-year-old veter an of World War II, was named Clyde town attorney last summer. A Wake Forest College gradu ate, he passed his state bar exam inations In August 1948. - For the appointment by the county commissioners, Bruce Brown had the unanimous recom mendation of all the county's vet erans organizations the Canton, Waynesville and Hazelwood posts of the American Legion, and the Canton Veterans of Foreign Wars post. :..-..v.,.. To take care of the business of Haywood County's 5,403 veterans of World War l and World War II, the commissioners have made the (See Clyde Attorney Page 8) R. R. Clearing Crossings At Clyde , By BOB MEDFORD Mountaineer Correspondent Southern Railway workers are clearing brush and other obstruc tions from all four of the grade crossings In Clyde. . v , In an interview recently, Mr. St. Clair, superintendent of the railroad's Murphy Branch, ex plained that something had to be done to Improve the crossings at any cost in light of the fact that one man lost his life and several other persons have been Injured since last summer in accidents at junctions. One of the railway's major pro jects is to cut a 15-foot high bank back about 25 feet from the tracks, This bank is located between the two west crossings. The vision from the last crossing toward town was only 30 feet. V v A fioH' 1U. 1 . . 1 ' a. SVLLt-T Lilt? I1HIIK ' IK CI If. IlHfK 1 motorists approaching the grade (See R, R. Clearing Pare 8) J. of C. To Have Banquet This Spring County-Wide Road Meeting Citizens throughout . Haywood county will come to the Haywood County Court House here at 10 a. m. Monday to go over their rural road problems. The public meeting has been called by District Highway Com missioner Dale Thrash to go into further details regarding the needs of the rural areas in- connection with Governor Scott's $200,000,000 road program. Scheduled to attend the session are officials from the Commis sioner's office, members and chair men of the township committees set up throughout the county last fall, and county officials, along with private citizens. The first public hearing follow ing the passage of the rural road bond issue in the summer elec tion was held at the Court House last fall. . Mr. . Thrash and highway en gineers from his office heard the county citizens tell of the needs of their particular areas. : Plans were laid then to set up committees in every township of the county to - make intensive studies and draw up recommenda tions. -. A few weeks after this meeting, the township committees were ap pointed and approved by the com missloner, and the preliminary sur vey work opened. Since then, the committees have held township meetings through out the counties to determine the specific local needs, discuss the matter of right-of-ways, and go into other details. The date has hot been definitely set, but the Chamber of Commerce going to have a banquet this spring. ' That is definite, so says the board of directors. In their first meet ing of the year Tuesday night, the board unanimously voted to have good old-fashioned banquet this spring, with lots of good food, plenty of entertainment, Including a good humorkt as a speaker. James L. Kilpatrick, president, named Charles E. Ray, as general chairman of the committee to make all arrangements. A tentative date was set for "about the middle of Aoril." At the same time, Dave reimei was named chairman of the mem- bershio committee. Mr. Felmet Is expected to have his plans com pleted for Staging the annual drive (See c. oi u. rage a; McKimmon Club of .Canton and president of the Council, presided. May 16 was set as the date for the Spring Federation and plans were made for a county-wide fash ion show for Home Demonstration Club Women to be held on that date. Mrs. L. j; Cannon, McKim mon Club, was named chairman of the committee oil arrangements and serving with her will be Mrs. John Williams, Jonathan Club; Mrs. Grady Farmer, Aliens Creek Club; and Mrs. Herbert Plott of the Maggie Club. , ' Miss Nell Kennett, district home agent; was a special guest at the meeting and announced special events as follows: The second dis trict of the Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs, comprising Haywood, Macon, Jackson and Swain- counties, will be held in Sylva on May 26. Farm and Homp Week in Raleigh is scheduled for July 31 to August 3. 4-H Club Week will "be July 24 to 29. The croup voted to hold the an. nual Achievement Day for county home demonstration clubs on Oc tober 10 and to select exhibits from the Blue Ribbon Class to be sent to the State Fair in Raleigh, ue tober 16 to 21. , A decision was made to give Museum Piece: Biggest Still Ever Taken In Haywood i i ifiir hi T At left, officers inspect the big 600-gallon still they captured in the Big Bend section last Friday the 13th. The picture was taken at the scene by Waynesville Police Chief Orville Noland, who took part in the raid. Staff photo above shows the still fully assembled . in the garage of the sheriff's department. Left to right irt the photo at left are Deputies John Kerley and Max Cochran, and Hazelwood Police Chief Ossie Sutton. Above, left to right: Chief Noland Ker ley, Sutton, Cochran, and Deputy Wade McDaniel. Haywood Demonstration farmers exchanged the conference table for v the banquet table for their an nual meeting this year. This was their first annual dinner meeting, and judging from its success, there will probably not be any more con ference table meetings for the farm group. Besides enjoying a bountiful meal as served by the women of the Ratcliffe Cove Methodist church, the farmers, their wives, and invited guests feasted on, humor, compliments, and sound ad vice. All this was woven into a' 2!4-hour program at the East Way. nesville school Monday night. which was climaxed with an elec tion of officers for the coming year.'' . ' ; ' George Stamey, president, was master of ceremonies, and had charge of the meeting until R. C. Francis was elected to the office for the current year. Rev. D. D. Gross, of Clyde, gave the Invocation, and William Os borne, secretary, also' of Clyde, the address of welcome. T. C, Davis wove In the achieve ments of the 133 Demonstration farmers with humor, but Impressed upon his audience, that "a lot had , been accomplished." Mr. Davis . served as secretary last yean - Mr. Francis save out 11 awards in behalf of the organization. Each award was a beechnut placque, cut into the shape of Haywood county, with an imprint of the firm, or organization's name, as having serv ed the Demonstration farmers in 1949. i Mr. Francis added compliments, and plenty of humor, as he pre sented placques to the following: W. J. Damtoft, for The Cham pion Paper and Fibre Co.: James T. Noland, First National Bank; Charles E. Ray, Merchants Asso ciation; Rev. D. D. Gross, for Hay wood Ministerial Association; W. Curtis Russ, for The Waynesville Mountaineer; Harry "Blue" Rob inson, for Radio Station WHCC; Harley E. Wright, for The Canton Enterprise; H. A. Bourne, The Dayton Rubber Company; R. L. Prevost, for The Unagusta Manu facturing Co.; Heinz Rollman. for Wellco Shoe Company; and Wil liam Osborne, The Clyde Lions Club. During the business session, the farm group elected the following as officers for the coming year: , R. C. Francis, president; William Osborne, vice-president; T. C. Davis, secretary, and Van C. Wells, treasurer. After the presentation of the staff of Extension workers of the (See Farm Awards Page 8) Polio Drive Lagging Here; Dime Board Opens Jan. 21 The polio drive in the Waynes ville area was described as "slow" today by local National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis officials. Felix Stovallr area campaalgn director, and David Hyatt, area chairman of the National Founda tion, reported this morning that receipts were far below the same period last year. The campaign to raise $7,500 in the Waynesville area started last Sunday officially, coincident with the opening of the drive nationally. The area auota represents half the 1950 March of Dimes cam' palgn quota assigned to all of Haywood County, Canton area officials are trying to raise the other half. The Waynesville area campaign will be stepped up Saturday with the opening of the dime board. Mr. Stovall said the board will start operating at 8 a.m. in front of the First National Bank here and will move to the front of the American Fruit Stand when the Bank closes. Operating it will be members of the Rotary Club and the Waynes ville Business and Professional Women's Club. A wheel chair and crutches were displayed this week in the window of Massie's Furniture Store, and an iron lung will be put on exhibition at the same place on Tuesday. : Benefit basketball games and ' other events have been scheduled throughout the county, with pro ceeds to go into the campaign (See folio rage o) Highway Record For 1950 In Haywood (To Date) Killed 2 Injured . . 5 -. '-if.... , ' -v (This Information com- ' piled from Records of State Highway Patrol). (See County Council Page 8)

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