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al): "Jast what food Live
you enr done for human
ity?" Yer: "Well, I keep three
r four detectives working"
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t in The Cold
m... rpk farmers are of
inion that Haywood is due
...Iniara until f flrVn-
,j raising more sheep,
is soon as you get four or
mbs on your hands, you can
cold weather," one saw.
wn as cold as when
i lit1- - - -
. talc care of lambs born
Lry," said the other. .
, both conciuaea: n uses
f shceo raising for cold
r-we believe.", 1
story is making the rounds
rttn oastor appeared In
lpit one Sunday with seve
ns of adhesive on his face.
the lengthy sermon, a lay
Lrnached the pastor, and
1 what misfortune had befall
i He was told: .
h morning, as I was shaving,
Intrated so hard on my ser
Lt I cut my face in a num-
layman listened Intently, and
Iidded: "Pastor, I suggest
e next time you concentrate
Jr (ace and cut your sermon.'
Mend WNC V
ral Clinic k
nesville Township High
s first rate singers, accom
by Director Charles Isley,
lend the second annual chor
ic which will be held Fri
nd Saturday at Mar? 'Hill
nteen other western North
m high schools also will be
Waynesville students who
i there are: Sopranos Eliza.
Elliott and Nancy Kerley;
jftnn uoman wawiora ana
Blalock; Tenors Dale Rat.
and Richard Hipps; and
Luther Shaw and Donald
will leave Friday morning
rs Hill, and return Satur
ping after the concert Is
ng their stay, they will be
of Mars Hill Colleee. and
h in one of the dormitories.
1 Of $815
Waynesville committee in
f the sale nf rviftcftnoe
!t the Tuberculosis Fund, of
Lester Burgin, Jr. is chair,
'as expressed appreciation
iuwing lirms and indivl
m aiding in the 1949
Statu Ranlr Un.ni.....j. it.
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pices of Hazelwood,- Way-
r aim IjSKp JnnalncVa.
nd C. T on-
: A. J. Fancher, treasur-
; ai t,ake Junaluska;
'iy Manaffnr nj LI
,,. om miu mo oecre-
'ss Edna McCracken; The
ISVUle Mniinnl... u. Hr
Woman's Club; Mrs. Hugh
I" . ana students of the
H e High School.
Jve was successful -in
W5 for the tuberculosis
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky fountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, Jan. 30, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson CounUei
Haywood Ministerial Association Sponsoring
Calling for Wine-leer
Bloodmobile To Visit
Sign Taken During
Services At Grave
, Waynesville police are hunt
ing grimly today for the person
who took a direction sign yes
terday from the entrance of the
Green Hills Cemetery while a
funeral was being: held.
Police Chief Orville Noland.
terming this new low In larceny
"one of the meanest tricks I've
ever heard of," asked, that any.
one who knows anything about
the theft of the sign call the po
"Whoever took it," he added,
"will certainly be prosecuted."
He said , the sign, directing
mourners to the scene of the An
al rites, was erected by Garrett
For Harry H. Rung
Funeral services were held this
morning for Harry H. Rung, in
Manhattan Beach, Calif., where he
passed away Thursday morning.
.Mr. Rung was well known here,
having for many years operated
The Green Tree Room with his
wife. Later they began the project
of building the Waynevilla tourist
center, but sold before adding the
Last summer they operated the
dining room there.
Mr. Rung suffered an extended
illness early last fall and spent
sometime in a hospital. Later in
the fall they returned to California
to spend the winter, planning to
return here in the spring and re
open their business, ,; .
Before coming to Waynesville a
bout 25 years ago, Mr. Rung was
connected with the Curtis Publish
ing Company In Philadelphia.
He is survived by his widow,
and one daughter, Mrs. McCann,
and a granddaughter, Miss Bonnie
McCann, both of Manhattan
Beach., two brothers and a sister,
all of Pennsylvania.
Horn tr i . - .
.uj tUy attended gradua
Fses of her son, Henry
f7, M- Clemsou Colleee Sun-
Wngthe exercises Mrs.
fa her son left for a vaca-
nuua Beach, Fla.
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To Be Discussed
At Meeting Here
Jack Justice, athletic director at
Champion YMCA, will discuss the
plans f o r a Haywood County
American Legion Junior1 baseball
team when he speaks to members
of the Haywood Post 47 here Wed
The regular session will open at
7:30 P, M. in the Legion head
quarters on the second floor of the
Old Citizens Bank Building,
Post Commander Ernest Ed
wards will preside
Nearly 100 volunteers were reeis-
tered through this morning in pre
paration for tomorrow's Bloodmo
bile visit here.
Boyd Owen, chairman of the
sponsoring Lions Club health and
welfare committee, announced the
names with the hour Is they are
scheduled to appear at the aonor
room in the basement of the
Waynesville Presbyterian Church.
The Bloodmobile will be at the
church from 10 a.m., when the
room will open, until 4 p.m., when
it is scheduled to close.
The chairman appealed today
particularly to members of fam
ilies of those who have received
treatment from the blood bank to
come to the donor room.
Mrs. Charles E. Ray, Jr., and
Mrs. Felix Stovall will be direct
ing the work of registration of the
The Gray Ladles of the Waynes
ville area Red Cross chapter will
be in charge of these non-medical
The Lions Club official also re
ported that besides those actually
registered, the Iron Duff Commun
ity Development Program organ
ization is sponsoring the appear
ance of another group of volun
teers.' ', .! ' J.. l.jS:".:'
Meanwhile; Manager SrE. Tutor
of the Strand'Theatre said ft "trail
er" appealing for contributions to
the Blood Center at Ashevilfe will
be shown tonight during the regu
lar theater performance.
So far, the number of registrants
exceeds that of any drawn up for
the Bloodmobile's previous visits,
WNCAC To Hold
On Feb. 7
The members of Western North
Carolina Associated Communities
will hold a meeting February 7 at
the Haywood County Court House
here to elect 1950 officers, discuss
(See WNCAC Page 6)
About 1,500 Names Of
Sought On New
Petitions : asking the Haywood
board of elections to call an elect
ion on the legal sale of wine and
beer were being signed all over
the county today, as leaders were
rushing to get more than l,50p
names by Monday February 6.
The new petitions are sponsored
by the Moral and Civic Welfare
Committee of the Haywood Mlnist.
erial Association, of which Rev;
M. R. Williamson, of Waynesville
Rev. Mr. Williamson told The
Mountaineer this morning that his
committee is anxious to get the
petitions signed In order that a
formal report can be made to the
Ministerial Association at the re
gular monthly meeting on Monday,
February 6th. The group will meet
at 12:30 at Long's Chapel, Lake
The matter of presenting the
petitions to the board will be de
termined at the meeting Monday,
it was said.
Last year the Ministerial Assoc!,
ation sponsored a similar petition,
and the Board of Elections held
that 554 of the 1,769 names were
not valid, , due to several techni
cal errors. In some instances, the
names on the petitions were not
Identical to those on the registra
tion books, and then the wrong
precinct was shown besides many
(See Petitions Page B) -j
THOMAS GREENWOOD, above,
of Raleigh is the new executive
secretary of the North Carolina
Merchants Association. He sue
ceeds Wlllard L. Dowell, also of
Raleigh, who has served the 7,-000-member
ration since 1927. Greenwood has
been associated with the North
Carolina Merchants Association
since June 1, 1947, as assistant
secretary, and will assume his
new duties March 1. He was
elected by the board of directors
of the association at their winter
meeting held in Raleigh last
week.- . : . '
Man Hunt Staged
In Rural Section;
Wanted for Murder
Officers with bloodhounds last
night combed rural Haywood
County areas for a fugitive they
said was wanted in another state
on a manslaughter warrant.
Further details were not im
mediately available. Reports said,
however, that the fugitive was
still at large early this morning.
Whether or not he was still In
the county could not be determin
ed as authoritative sources of in
formation could not be reached be
fore the Mountaineer went t o
The Haywood delegation to the
Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Raleigh
Saturday night was one of the
largest in the state. About 22 re
glstered from Haywood.
: The Haywood Democrats had
headquarters at the Sir Walter
Hotel, and were visited by many
groups from other counties, and
a number ., of Haywood college
students in school in the area of
the Capitol dropped by.
The adress by Vice President
Berkley was the highlight of the
Saturday noon the delegation
were guests at' luncheon of Rleh
ard Queen, W, ,G. Byers, and C. E.
Brown. All three are now in Wash
Those attending the dinner
from Haywood Included:
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Byers, Miss
Marion Morgan, C. E. Brown.
Richard Queen of Washington, D.
C, John M. Queen, Kathryn
Queen, Mr.' and Mrs. Fred Camp
bell, Jerry Rogers, Sam Queen,
J r., David Underwood, Vanar
Haynes, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Med
ford, John James, Mr. and Mrs.
R. D. Coleman; Jas. W. Reed., T.
L Gwyn, William Medford, and
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley.
With 19 Offices To Fill This Spring,
"lay woM pieMd
New Fertilizer Plant
To Be Honored
beginning ..Thursday, The
Mountaineer will begin a series
of articles about outstanding
students of the seven hit h
schools In Haywood. One stu
dent will i be featured in each
issue, both Tuesday and Thurs
day. The feature will Include
the accomplishments of the stu
dent, alonr with their picture.
The selections of the students
are being made by the faculty of
each of the seven high schools,
and all seven superintendents
have been asked to make such
The Waynesville area's new
$100,000 fertilizer plant is schedul
ed to start production between
February 5' and February; 10.
This was announced today by C.
Gr. Thompson, president of the
Smoky Mountain Fertilizer Com
pany, the operator. ,
. He said the outside of the plant
building has been finished, and
that the painting and the installa
tion of the machinery is being
pushed toward completion.
The workers also are currently
building the Inside support walls.
Construction started on the new
factory last December by David
Underwood, Waynesville contractor.-
Mr, Thompson has estimated
that It will produce 25,000 to 50,
000 tons of state-approved chemi
cal fertilizer during Us first year
It will feature Blue Ridge
brands suited for the crops of the
Officials Extend 1950
March , Of Dimes To Feb. 9
Area Campaign Lags -
Six-year-.old Norman Lewis of
Waynesville started treatment with
the new AH hormone at Duke Hos
pital today as specialists fought to
save him from death by leukemia.
Meanwhile, R. C. Gunn, Waynes
ville merchant who is heading the
fund-raising campaign to pay for
the boy's treatment, today quoted
a Duke specialist as saying Nor
man was "much better" last night.
The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Lewis, had been ill since
(See Norman Lewis Page 6)
Haywood 4-H Clubbers Get Awards
Haywood County's top 4-H
awards Went ' to the Waynesville
Senior and the Hazelwood Junior
Clubs Saturday when they were
presented at the annual 4-H
Achievement Day Pro gr a m .
Waynesville wag named the out
standing senior club, and Hazel
wood, the outstanding junior or
Named as the county's outstand
ing 4-H workers were David No
land, who received the boys' a
ward, and Nancy Medford, who
was presented the girls' award.
Both are members of the Way
nesville Senior club and both are
from Ratclif f e Cove.
The outstanding 4-H girl, active
in - her Community , Development
Club, school activities, and athlet
ics, is a star forward on the unde
feated Waynesville High School
Yates, Mrs. Ketner Are
Elected By Farm Group
Members of the Haywood County
Farm Bureau last Saturday elected
Oral Yates of Iron Duff as their
president to succeed C. B. McCrary
of Fines Creek. . - ' ;
Mrs. W. D." Ketner of Jonathan
Creek was named Auxiliary president..'-.;:'
The elections featured the Bu
reau's annual meeting, held In the
Haywood County Court House.
Mrs. Ketner succeeds Mrs. O. L.
R. C. Francis of Ratcliffe Cove
was named Bureau vice-president;
William Osborne of South Clyde,
secretary; and George Stamey of
Pigeon, treasurer. t
' Elected to offices in the Bureau's
Auxiliary with Mrs. Ketner were
Mrs. Mark Ferguson, vice-president;
and Mrs. Clara McCracken,
secretary and treasurer. ,
Named to represent Haywood at
the annual State Farm Bureau
meeting in Raleigh Feb. 13 were
Mr. McCrary and James Caldwell
of Iron Duff, . ,
County Agent Wayne Corpen
ing also will attend the convention
as secretary of the State Bureau's
George Farthing, field represen
tative of the state organization
from Asheville, was the principal
speaker at Saturday's meeting.
girls' basketball team and was her
community's queen during the
third annual Tobacco Harvest
David, an outstanding, popular
school student, was the only triple
winner of the day.
Besides being named the coun
ty's outstanding 4-H Club boy, he
also was awarded the prizes for
best 4-H daiiy production and bet
The prize for the best club baby
beef work went to Charles Stamey
If You Ain't Got A New
Tag, Better Not Drive
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If you don't get your 1950 license tags by midnight Tuesday
just park your car until next year. Y
The 1949 license plate on the highway after that deadline is
nothing but a free ticket to court. It also will mean a $10 fine plus
2 court costs. And you'll still have to get new plates.1;,,,; ,::'.Y)
State Highway Patrol Corp. John L. Carpenter said this today
when he warned Haywood County car and truck owners that
there's not much time left before the January 31 deadline.
There will be absolutely no extensions of time and no ex
ceptions. ( '
He added he and his fellow Patrolmen and policemen in the
county will be watching for cars wearing the old 1949 plates after
So why not do your shopping immediately, get those '50 plates,
and save about $17?
JUST HOW DID
Main Street Look Back
'you will be interested in the pictures of
the street back in 1900, which will be part
of the special "50 Years of Progress" which
will be published before long.
of the Bethel Junior club.
Hugh P r e s 8 n e 1 1, 12-year-old
Craertt boy, won the honors for
corn production for growing more
than 123 bushels per acre in 1949.
For this same brilliant produc
tion record he was enrolled as a
member of the Haywood County
100-Bushel Corn Club at that or
ganization's annual banquet Janu
He is the youngest farmer on the
Corn Club's roster.
Ray Buchanan of the Waynes
ville Senior club won the poultry
award, while the top prize for pig
projects went to Milton Massey of
Bernard Farguson of the Fines
Creek Junior Club won the tobac
co prize, and Burton Wells of the
Bethel Junior Club took top hon
ors for his garden.
Johnny Hutchins of Canton's
Pennsylvania Avenue School won
(See 4-H Club Page 6)
The WaynejTville area's 1950
March of Dimes campaign Is being
extended to at least February 9
because it's far behind the $7,900
goal. ', :
David Hyatt, area chairman
for the National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis, and Felix Stovall,
area campaign director for , the
sponsoring Waynesville Rotary
Club, made the announcement this
They said' through Thursday,
only $2,600 had been contributed.
On Friday night, the 1950 Hay
wood County Polio Ball netted only
a little over actual expenses.
Miss Edna Summerrow, vice
president of the sponsoring Beta
Sigma Phi sorority, credited the
low level to "too much competi
tion" from the bad weather and
attendance - attracting events in
She said the exact figure is be
ing determined, but that it would
be the lowest for a Haywood polio
benefit dance in years.
The next night, however, Sam
Queen's square dance did much
Mr, Queen announced this morn
(See Polio Page 6)
Clyde Area Goes
Over $750 Quota
In Polio Drive
The first and only section of
Haywood County to exceed its
quota for the March of Dimes Is
the Clyde area.
Clyde Campaign Director Roy
McKlnnish of the sponsoring
Lions Club, announced last week
end that the campaign had gone
over the area's $750 top.
The Clyde campaign was con
ducted as part of the general Can
ton area drive, which is being di
rected by Edwin Haynes,
Haywood Baptist Men
To Set Up Brotherhoods
The groundwork was completed
Sunday afternoon here for organi
zing Baptist Brotherhoods in Hay
wood churches during the coming
About 100 laymen attended the
meeting and heard Horace Easom,
state director, discuss the mean
ing and purpose of such organiza
Harry Mashburn, associational
director of the Brotherhood move
ment, presided, with Rev. L. Elli
ott leading the singing and Earl
Rogers at the piano.
The goal, Mr. Eason said, "is i
million men for Christ," The pro
gram was first inaugurated in 1907,
and now has about 3,500 groups in
"Our moral standards were never
so low," Mr. Eason said, "this is
a challenge to the men of the
south today to work for a goal that
will change this situation."
Mr. Mashburn named a commit
tee composed of Rev, Jarvls Un
derwood, ftev. Ben Ray, of Canton,
Edgar Mehaffey and W." Curtis
Russ, to assist with plans for or
ganlzing brotherhoods in the 47
Baptist churches of the county. -
Campaign Will Offici
ally Open With Feb
ruary Term of Court
With 19 political offices to be
filled, it is now a certainty that
the 1950 Haywood Democratic
primary will be the hardest fought
political battle seen here In many .
day. . . '
During the past week rumors
have been a dime-a-dozen, with a
lot of free cotnment thrown, in.'
Rumors are part of the pre-cam-paign,
as candidates, would-be-can.
didates, and their backers put out
"feelers" to learn public sentiment,
and to get some Idea of the reac
tion to their candidacy, "
These "feelers" wllf Increase in
intensity between now and the
opening of the February term of
court. After all, it is tradition in
the political life of Haywood for a
candidate to begin his campaign
with the opening of court. Some
candidates even hold that It is bad
luck to make any announcement be.
fore the opening of the February
Court. . i-:."'-. -"'V.- ' "' "
Close observers of political life
in Haywood pride themselves on
being able to spot every unan
nounced candidate by his hand
shaking in the halls of the court
house during the February court.
The calibre of" activity already
noted, shows there is evtery reason
to predict that the - candidates,
their backers and the voters are '
now assured of many a tense mo
ment during the coming campaign.
' The winter" maneuvers which
activity have been weir underway,
and the die has been cast1 for a
The Mountaineer has been mak
ing a careful survey among many
of the often-mentioned candidates,
and many of those often pointed to
as being candidate are definitely
out of the running. Their state ,
ments are being saved for a later
article, which should have many
Haywood voters will get to vote
for two United States Senators,
and also representative to Congress..-
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Among the district officers to be
voted upon, includes resident judge
and solicitor. -,
The county offices will include:,
State Senator ,. ,
Register of Deeds
Clerk of Court
Chairman of Board of Commis
Two members of the Board of
Three members of the school
With this many offices to fill, one
can readily see the interest which
will be Created in the 1950 cam
paign. Already predictions are that
a record will be broken in the num.
ber of ballots cast..
Local 4-H Leaders
To Meet Saturday
Local 4-H Club leaders through
out Haywood County will meet at
10 A. M. Saturday in the little
court, room of the Haywood Ooun
ty Court House.
Frank Rogers, East Waynes
ville School principal who is
chairman of the local leaders, will
preside. ' ' . . ." . .-
Killed . i . ; 2
Injured ... 5
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).