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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, January 23, 1950, Image 1

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STANDARD TTG Cf, Comp-0-2J0 S First LOUISVILLE KY delight s today's -.::le Prof.: "Are yon tie bar ber that cut my hair 14 Barber: "No, I've only beta here two month." n Airm" TA: mm 01 The News Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Ilaywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Q- 'erable Corn 65th YEAR NO. 7 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 23, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties Wuliams, WaynesvMe's ..n growing champion, eorn 141 14 hush- 10 Rural Road. Proiects n kin t," acre cosi u" u". nnst him V G corn on the nine other The V t V t WAYNESVILLE J Api and, im .71 -.7 for the -ammonium .s side dressing. He at the recora yi" 41 . Mumttf title Lnmical one generally. , ..... his otner .V7 land OUUea aown he estimates it as about tn tne acre . - I .In xt year, ne nones w Whether or not he same rich bottom land Ld him to tne uue u btoW. wire v" " ni he the best ior irow The next, maybe hill Kth best. You can't Lf rfpnends on the grow. ions, how mucn rain we much luck." mmDete in the 1948 r" ... -A.j But he got Mieresiea iu the 1949 compeuuon attended the Corn Club E Collins, the State Ex gronomist, talked about last year at the banquet," explains, "and he made , sn simple. I decided h corn contest." r . . . . t-indoal speaker ai iasi n eht s uorn vmu uau- rir Colilns again. A few Lter after the specialist Uiams received the tropny ng the Haywood County Iship. azelwood To Get New Post Office Elected To Head lQO-Bushel Club I In A Name? lal Claude Rogers of Cen- fcientary has a problem balls a pupil's name in one asses. He aoesn i une iu btudent by his last name. formal: somehow. But calls for "Billy" two stu- liswer. wnen ne says, two more are apt to hen he wants Joe, he gets locations. Even when he je Jack to answer. .. In this is there are two Joe Jacks, I , and one plain Joe. There jtwo Richards, two Betty's, a Jeans, a brace of Flor as, and a couple of Patsy m two Jimmy's and- two lu wonder," asks Mr. Reg s' teachers are referred to t minded or why they member names?" medy the situation he sug- It it would be a good Idea ft some new names. Prevost To Start Work In Few Days; Give More Room These men were elected as principal officers for 1950 of the Hay wood County 100-Bushel Corn Club last Thursday night at the organization's annual banquet. Left to right, front row, are W. A Medford of Waynesville, the new president, and George Stamey of Pigeon, vice-president. Standing,' left to right ,are A. J. McCrack- en, secretary, and D. J. Boyd, treasurer. (Photo by Ingram's Studio.), 'J . i ' "l X ' ' K ' W. A. Medford Elected " County Corn Club Head unty Gets other iolman urrlll, 31-year-old Marine Meran. started work here Jo boost the State Highway rength of Haywood coua ir officers. a native of Jacksonville Jw county, was assigned r he rejoined the Patrol his month. ren three vears dutv with ft before Pearl Harbor In eueville and Lumberton f Hoke county. mree weeks after the fk atttk, he resigned from oi and enlisted in the Ma il buck private, i 'hat, he went through the fighting in the South Pa rting with the first Allied against the Japs. days after lpment t, the First Marine Divls- f Guadalcanal, he waded f'th his line regiment at Elcn oecame one of the spots in the bitter 'Canal tnat he saw action as a pant commanding a rifle F e jungle fighting on t"6ld, IVlUnrta nH Rmln f'u camp nnf r.c ,11 . . " - iour Without a wniinrf rnedinhi8Marlneuniform ;;1945 when he got his e Patrolman -Par a - Williams To Get N, C. Corn : Award On Thursday DwightjWilliams, Haywood coun ty's corn;' growing expert, will rbe presented the award as 1949 state champion at Raleigh on Thursday afternoon. Williams' yield of 141.34 bushels to the acre topped all .other state producers in the annual corn contest,-.-' ff Dr.: E. R, Collins, N.. C. .State College ' agronomist, will present the - award- at a meeting of the North Carolina Crop Improvement Association at State College. Williams, accompanied by As sistant County Agent Herb Single tary, Wade Francis, Waynesville Township High School Senior 4-H president from Ratcliffe Cove, and David Noland, will leave Wednes day for Raleigh. Francis qualified for the coun ty's 100-Bushel Corn Club himself hv crowing a fraction over loo bushels to the acre last year. ithet Press ilSilOSI CLOUDY K January 23 - Partly It tJ " " ine sian ot 1 - farm). I la Max. Min. Pcpt, 2n . 2i r- i a Queen To Give Dance Proceeds To Polio Drive The proceeds from Saturday night's square dance will be'donat ed to the 1950 March of Dimes in the Waynesville area, Sam Queen Sr.i the director of the dance, saw- today. ;. - ' The dance Is scheduled to start at 9 p. m., and will be held in the Armory. Felix Stovall, director ot me Waynesville area campaign, saw he had been informed that the Town of Waynesville was giving the use of the Armory free for (See Queen Page b) W. A. Medford of Waynesville was elected president of the Hay wood County 100-Bushel Corn Club Friday night at the organiza tion's annual banquet at the East Waynesville School. ' Approximately 65' members of the Club, representing the county's finest corn growers, elected Mr. Medford and the other officers for 1950- bv acclamation after their names were submitted by a nom inating officer., Mr. Medford succeeds J. F. Rog ers as president of the organiza tion. - -' . George Stamey of Pigeon was elected vice-president, succeeding Frank Davis of Iron Duff, A. J. McCracken was named secretary, replacing G. C. Palmer, Jr., of Clyde; and.D. J. Boyd was chosen as treasurer, succeeding Sam Ferguson. The annual event honored the farmers who had raised 100 bush els or more per acre of land, and this occasion had a special flavor. Jonathan Woody, president of the First National Bank of Waynes ville, presented Dwight Williams of Waynesville the gold trophy sym bolic of the club championship. "But the trophy unofficially also is symbolic of the state champion ship, for Williams early this year had been Judged the winner of the 1949 state corn contest with a yield of 141.34 bushels from a single acre of his rich bottom land. Haywood County also had the third best corn grower in the state at the banquet last night. Oral Yates of Iron Duff last year pro duced 137.28 bushels from one acre of his farm. Though the ranking of third Is unofficial, only one other contest ant in the state was higher than Yates when the final tally was taken. An Easterner was runnerup to the state .champion with 139 bushels. The awards of the trophy and the certificates to each member of (See Medford Page 6) Construction of a modern post office building in Hazelwood is slated to get underway at an early date. ; Congressman Monroe M. Redden told The Mountaineer from Wash ington this morning that the cons structian- of the new post office had been awarded to R. L. Prevost, of Hazelwood. The plans are now being blue printed, and work Is scheduled to begin soon, Mr, Prevost told this newspaper. The new building will be of brick, and will afford about twice the space as is now provided for the Hazelwood post office. The new building will be erect ed at the corner of Main and Rich land streets. The building will face 25 feet on Main Street, and ex tend back 60 feet on Richland street. The lot is now used as part of a parking lot. The interior calls for 1,508 square feet of floor space. Mr. Prevost said this morning that "with a good break in the weather, we should have the build ing completed within two months." The post office department will compeltely refurnish the office, and additional patron's boxes will be added to what are how available at the post office. . The new office wfll have ample driveway for loading and unload ing mail through a rear enrtance and also have adequate parking space for patrons. Separate toilet facilities for men and women will also be provided. It was learned that Congressman Redden -has been conferring with the Post Office departmeiinifncnnf for several months to obtain more adequate and comfortable quarters for the Hazelwood office. Thurman Smith is postmaster of the Hazelwood office. Highway Engineers To Improve Safety Of 2 Danger Spots Highway engineers have started work on plans to eliminate the haz ards at the intersection of two roads with Highway No. 19-A and 23 just east of Waynesville, it was learned today from Commissioner L. Dale Thrash. "We have checked the Ratcliffe Cove, and Francis Farm road ent rances Into the main highway, and something will be done soon to cor rect the hazards which now exist," Commissioner Thrash told The Mountaineer. The curve of the highway, and intersection of the Ratcliffe Cove road is considered as one of the most dangerous places in this area. Since 1940, there have been five killed on the curve, and several bad collisions which have resulted in heavy property damage. Recently the Chamber of Com merce passed a resolution asking that something be done to make the intersection safer. Commissioner Thrash also point ed out in the open meeting at the rural road hearing this morning that something would be done to improve the approach of the Francis Farm Road into the high way. The two dangerous intersec tions are about a half mile apart, both on the same side of the high way. -' - -". - ' v '.v Recommended Mr. and Mrs. Guy Massie and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ray returned to their homes Sunday after a week's visit in Florida. Pre-Colored Qleo Gets Nod Over Unmixed Variety Do you prefer colored margarine or tint your own? A recent Mountaineer survey of the local stores showed that more shoppers buy the pre-colored margarine than the other kind. A chain store here reported that the average sale of white and pre-colored margarine was about two to one fn favor of the pre-colored Another store said that their sales were about 50-50, while a large chain store,' which carries only the colored margarine reported that they did not have many calls for the white margarine at all. Not even one call a week. A smaller grocery store reported that they sold more of the pre- colored margarine. Ten to one, or maybe more. There has been a debate whether or not a Federal tax should stay on such margarine. Many Congressmen want such tax removed, while others from the butter-making states say the tax should stay on. Huge Crowd Attends Rural Road Program Here This Morning Haywood citizens this morning formally approved 12 miles of rural road for immediate paving in ten sections of the county. The meeting attracted about 500 citizens, and the court room was almost filled to capacity. The initial statement by L. Dale Thrash, highway com missioner of the 10th district, that "this is your money, and we want to spend it building the rural roads you want. This is your program we are merely trying to handle the tech nical details," was the keynote of the meeting. So harmonious was the meeting, that the large throng gave a rising vote of thanks to Commissioner Thrash, and Division Engineer Z. V. Stewart, and James L, Knight, main tainance engineer of the division, for their attitude and co operation. v,-r, - --im ' The entire program was well prepared, and for 2 hours and 15 minutes, the three highway officials gave information, and answered questions about rural roads in Haywood. The program approved for let- Army Secretary Gordon . Gray (above) of Winston-Salem, has been recommended for the presi dency of the Greater University of North Carolina. Gov. Kerr Scott, said Saturday that a nom inating committee seeking a new president for the university re ported that Gray should be of fered the post. Secretary Gray is an alumnus of the university, He Is also publisher of the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentin el (AP Wlrephoto). - Mountaineer Wins Three Press Awards The Mountaineer received three awards in the three semi weekly divisions of the North Carolina Press Association an nual contest for 1949. This newspaper won first place for the best editorials in the eml-wcckly division, and sec ond place for general news cov erage, and also second place for features. . . The first place award was a larg-e walnut placque, with gold plato on the front. The second place awards were large certificates. The judging for the 1949 con test was done by professors In the Journalism Department of Emory University, and covered (See Awards- Page 6) Farmers Advised To Get Back To Basic Fertility Hazelwood's New $7,500 City Hall Almost Ready The new $7,500 Hazelwood city hall is expected to be completed within about two weeks, it was learned from town officials this morning. The new structure, on Brown Avenue, is 25 feet by 46 feet, and will have offices for the water de partment, tax department, police department, and mayor's court. The brick, cinder block and con crete building, will replace the smaller building used for some time by the town as a city hall. The work schedule calls for the roof to be completed this week, and pouring of the concrete floors soon thereafter. Young Democrats Plan Series Of Precinct Meetings The precinct meetings being held through this month and next month by the Haywood County Young Democratic Club will continue this week. The next session is scheduled for Saturday at Fines Creek School. The Crabtree and Iron Duff pre cincts will hold their meeting Feb ruary 4 at Crabtree-Iron Duff School. Cruso, East Fork, and Cecil will meet February 11 at Bethel School. On February 14 there will be a meeting at Jonathan Creek School for the Jonathan Creek, Maggie, Cataloochee and Mt. Sterling pre (See Democrats Page 6) Dr. R. E. Collins, N. C. State Col lege Extension agronomist advised Haywood County farmers Thursday night to "get back to basic fertil ity". .': In the principal address at the annual banquet of the Haywood County 100-Bushel Corn Club, he advised his audience to use lime and phosphate, to make conditions right for growing legumes. These in turn fix nitrogen from the air in the soil, making oenditions right for the growth of corn. He warned the corn growers, who were honored at the banquet for their record,' against overfer tillzation, and underlined the im portance of getting back to rota tion t6 prepare for high yields. Dr. Collins, paying tribute to the record of 1949 State Champion Dwight Williams, of Waynesville declared that Williams" mark of 141.34 bushels could not be topped anywhere in the United States. Referring to the reports of 200 (See Corn Club Page 6) Horticulture School Leaders liJIJJJ.Ji.Ju!JU uuuiimim 'VS v7 George D Jones, N. C. State College Extension entomologist, (left) and H. R. Niswonger, Extension horticulture specialist, will lecture here during the two-day Horticulture School for orchardlsts of Haywood and the other! Western North Carolina counties. The school will open at 9:30 ajn. Tuesday at the Court House. i Watershed To Get 25,000 Seedlings The town of Waynesville next month will start work to replace the trees that had been cleared from part of Us watershed years ago. Town Manager G. C. Ferguson said today the town officials have applied to the Tennessee Valley Authority for 25,000 white pine seedlings for this reforesting job, He added the plants were expect ed to arrive here within the next ten days. The seedlings, distributed under the TVA program, will be planted in old fields along the entrance to the watershed in February and March. Waynesville Area Polio Drive Gains Momentum The March of Dimes drive in the Waynesville area picked up mo mentum the latter part of last week with donations gradually growing in volume. Felix Stovall, area March of Dimes director, reminded the citi zens this morning, however, that there is still a long way to go yet to the local goal of $7,500. This is half the county's quota. Last Thursday night's basketball double-header contributed better than $100 toward the drive. The players on the three Waynesville teams the Lions Club, Junior Chamber of Commerce and Under wood's Supply helped things out by paying their way Into the gym, and the officials donated .their game-calling Services. The Dime Board swung Into .ac tion Saturday morning, with mem bers of the Waynesville Rotary Club which is sponsoring the cam paign in this area, and the Busi ness and Professional Women's Club manning It. Early reports indicated the pub lic response was good. Saturday night, the . drive will get another substantial boost from one of Sam Queen's popular square dances. Mr. Queen Said the proceeds from the dance at the Armory will be donated to the March of Dimes. His benefit dance last year netted $60, which went to the drive. The popular Soco Gap String Band, familiar institution at the far-famed Queen dances, will play without pay, donating their serv ices to the cause, and the Town of Waynesville Is eliminating its usual rental fee for the use of the hail. ..' ..: . Elsewhere, in Waynesville and throughout the county, other bene fit events are being planned or will be held soon. Collections also are being made (See Polio Page 6) I ting In February or March, Includ ed the following projects: Crabtree mountain. 1 mile in length, and 12 feet wide. Flbervllle road, .5 mile, and a 16- foot road. i River road, 1.8 miles, and a 16 foot road. . Lake Logan, 3.3 miles, and a 18 foot road. Aliens Creek, 1.3 miles, and also a 16-foot road. , Hyatt Creek road, .7 miles, and a 16-foot road. Plott Creek road, 1.1 'miles, and a 16-foot road. ' Eagles Nest road, .4 mile, and a 16-foot road. Howell Mill road, .9 mile, and a 12-foot road. , Fines Creek, 1 mile, and a 16- foot toad. ' ' 1 . . Engineer's estimates are that it ' " will require some 37,800 tons of crushed stone for this 12 miles of road In the ten areas. Commissioner Thrash cited the fact that Haywood had a reputation of being one of the most progres sive counties In the state, and then said, "I think there are several reasons for this, one, is that there is not a political boss in the county, and I hope you keep it that way. And second, I believe the fact that so many women take an interest in civic matters has helped bring this situation about." . Commissioner Thrash made it clear that he was not going to take machinery from mud roads to help prepare roads for paving. "It might take a little longer this way, but I cannot sacrifice the work on the mud roads for the new paved ones. Neither can I see the wisdom of buying too much heavy machinery for this program, and have the machines idle in a few years. ' The citizens of Haywood were told to continue working through their township committeemen. Sometime back, Commissioner Thrash named 13 township com mittees of 3 men each, to survey and make recommendations for the rural road paving program. It wa3 the recommendations of the com- Imittees that were adopted this morning. mere are some o aaamunai miles of rural roads that will be let In the second phase of the pro gram, but since there remains some grading, and curves to straighten, the highway engineers reported that these projects were not quite ready now. Commissioner Thrash made it plain that a delay in acquiring a right-of-way for some new loca tions would delay rural road pro- jectSi. The regulation calls for a mini mum of 60 feet for a right-of-way, with the paved road In the center (See Roads Page 3) CSS Highway Record For 1950 In Haywood (To Date) Killed.... 2 Injured ... 5 (This information com piled from Records of State Highway Patrol),

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