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65th YEAR NO. 10 . 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 2. 1950
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countie3
v Clark has an unusual
i'nr And lust because
district superintended u
i-hnrch does not
L from using it frequently
L.. rfv a staunch Meth-
Lt Dr. ClarK, ana i'.ai.-
fcaven i seen yuu
L,tnr where have you
man. I have been confin-
1., hnmp for a montn or so
whii, why didn't you let a
H Vttttra nnmP tO
tnOWf l WWU1U UOTw vy.-
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good man. tnai 8 JU!1 "T
l-I was atraia you ,
ken, I know gooa ana wen
Itentions, so tnat couma.
lot, ' Dr. ClarK sercBii-
es von i
loyal Carolina man asked
ir-year-old grandson after
liim a "Choo Choo justice
lw hp liked it:
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uture fullback noaaea anu
Rah, Rah, Duke." ,
To Run Again
n Truck Hits ;
Waynesville men were in
Tuesday afternoon when
nick went out of control on
h leading off the Smathers
bridge and clashed into .a
parked on a spur track on
I Haynes 5S-year-piaWo
jveteran, was transferred' to
peneral Hospital that night
aywood County Hospital
tment of a fracture of his
g. He also sustained bruis
t the head and face. -
r taiaweii, about do, wno
ling with him, was reported
condition this rooming at
B1 hospital where he is un-
iatment for head and; neck
fc Chief Orville Noland and
Ian Jerry Rogers' reported
1936 pickup truck, with
driving, hit a guy wire,
tossed Commerce St. and
with the box car.
Officers said the damage to
ick, whose front end was
Si, would run over $100.
ROBERT RICE REYNOLDS of
Asheville, announced recently
he would run for Frank, Gra
ham's U. S. Senate seat in the
next election. Reynolds served
in the Senate until early during
World War II (See story, page 8)
rs Coming To
wers, -chairman of the
oo d Democratic executive
N, is slated to arrive here
fen-end, and begin making
for a meeting of all precinct
-n on Saturday, February
'e court house.
W the matters which the
id executive committee will
ought to their attention will
recommendation of Demo-
pmbers of the Board of
3. Thf PvpniitivA AAmmlt.
S . " v.vvuvi S VVIUIII't-
pes recommendations, but
f appointments come from
fKGEST NEON SIGN
of the largest neon signs
area has lust haan SrntH
Ganett Furniture Company
uni ot their store. The
are Of Stainless steel vith
. . . '
'ng inside the open let-
Clyde Area Goes
Over Top, In
1950 Polio Drive
' The folks of the Clyde area not
orfly became the first in Haywood
.County lb reach their quota for
the 1950 March of Dimes, but they
went way over the top.
Ray McKinnish, area campaign
chairman,' reported . this morning
that a total $1,033 had been con
tributed to the drive.
The Clyde quota was $750.
To swell this fund came both In
dividual contributions and the pro
ceeds from benefit events.
The members of the sponsoring
Clyde Lions Club, headed by Presi
dent Grover Haynes, went to work
before the campaign opened, mak
ing arrangements ; a n d fruitful
contacts. , .
Last monthk a basketball double
header between the Clyde All
Stars of the Haywood County
League and the independent
Cherokee Indians boosted . tne
Later, the war chest got another
big boost when the Waynesville
Drive-In Theater contributed ; the
proceeds from one night's show.
So far, Clyde is the only area to
reach its goal, to say nothing of
passing it. Bethel, however, ; vas
reported nearing its quota.
Both sections come under the
general Canton area campaign di
rected by Edwin Haynes.
The Haywood County Medical
Society at a called meeting here
Tuesday night approved the selec
tion of Dr. J. L. Reeves, of Canton,
as "nominal" head of the newly or
ganized Haywood County Health
He was named by Dr. George
Gibbons of Canton, the Society
president, subject to the approval
of the organization, to act until the
county officials appointed a full
The vacancy resulted from the
re-organization of the old district
health department which left Hay
wood as a separate unit.
Dr. Mary Michal, health officer
In the old district, accepted an ap
pointment as district health of
ficer at Boone. ,
The members of the Society ag
reed also on a fee schedule for
tonsilectomles which will be per
formed under the state school
health fund provisions.
The fee of $25 set will cover all
expenses connected wun tne re
moval of tonsils of needy school
The 1949 Legislature provided I
for the establishment of this fund
in each county.
County Schools Supt. Jack Mes-
ser explained that the $3,000 funds
are to be used for the correction
of defects in school children who
cannot afford the expense of auch
(See Health Department Pag;e 8)
To Speak Here
DR. J. C. CANIPE, secretary of
Evangelism for North Carolina
Baptists, will bring the message
Monday night at the Haywood
Associational Sunday School Ral
ly. The Rally will open at 7:15
p.m. at the First Baptist Church
Opens Feb. 6
Check-Up Here Today Reveals That A Large
123 Volunteers Set Hew
VJE1C Dlood Bank Record
. Govern W.TKferr Scott yestei
day named W. Curtis Kuss as
member of . the Communication
Advisory Committee of the North
Carolina Communication S t u d y
Commission. ; .v , .' . , :
Robert Redwtne was recently
named ceneral chairman.
The aooolntment is for 18
months, expiring July 1, 1951.
Group To Meet
4-H Council To
For New Year
Officers for 1950 will be elected
Saturday morning when the mem
bers of Haywood County's 4-H
Club Council meet id the little
court room of the Haywood Coun
ty Court House.
The meeting is scneauiea i
open at 10 A. M., with Nancy r ost-
on of Cruso, the Councu presmem,
The Council members, wno m-
rlnHe officers of each of tne a
Four-H Clubs in the county, also
will discuss Problems connecteo
with the current year's work.
Fday, Februarv ntA-
Ion A i - WllOlUCt
pud ness and slightly cooler
r:--iiai showers -
The Haywood County Tourist
Association will meet Wednesday,
February 8, at the court hpuse
for the annual election of officers
and discussion of proposed promo
tion nlans for this season.
S. E. Connatser, president, is
urging that all persons interested
In the promotion of tourisi dum
nes in the county attend the meet;
Ing, which will begin at 7:30.
Jewell D. Ferguson
Wins Farm Slogan
"Ladino Pastures Grow Dollars
. . .that has been selected as the
winninc sloean conducted by Hay.
wood farmers for their campaign
dofinnnn additional acres of
tU V "vy
Ladino clover Planted in Haywood
Miss Jewel Pee Ferguson, of
route one, Clyde, a 4-H Club
member of the Crabtree-iron uuu
school, is the daughter ot . Mr,
and Mrs. Albert Ferguson.
The prize was $5.
ADDS TO STATION
va Sims is adding a wash and
crrease deoartment to his Tire ser
vice station on Main street. The
new addition is in the rear of the
k.Hidine. and will be entirely en-
ic,h fnr use in all kinds of
tlU"vU v , w
A two-week mixed civil and
criminal term of Haywood Superior
Court will convene February 6 with
Judge Zeb V. Nettles of Asheville
The Jury list drawn up by court
officers was announced today
First week of court
Barney McGaha, Cntaloochee; C.
G. Medford, C. D. Ketncr, and D.
A. Howell, all of Waynesville; C.
T. Noland, Crabtree; Albert Reeves,
Waynesville; Oliver Parton, White
Oak; Robert M. Medford, Jona
than: Sam Potts Waynesville; H,
H, Price, Waynesville; Homer V,
Cagle, Beaverdam; ,
Paul W. Ferguson, Fines Creek;
Jule Boyd, Jonathan; Cash Cald-
weU,'Ivy HiU; Charles B. McCrary,
Fines Creek; Dick Moody, Jona
than; Thurman Evans, Ivy Hill; O.
C. James, Waynesville; Clarence
C. Hill, Clyde;
Joe C. Howell, Waynesville;
Rufus Marcus, Waynesville; Harry
Hogan, Beaverdam; Joe Browning,
Beaverdam; Raymond Duckett,
Beaverdam; Will A. Smathers,
Waynesville; Hugh C. Best, Crab
tree; Lloyd Clontz, Beaverdam;
J: M. Medford, Iron Duff; Clin
ton C. Burnette, East Fork; Clar
ence Muse, Waynesville; Bryan
Heatherly, East Fork; Fred R. No-
land, Crabtree; Lee Davis, Waynes
ville; R. C. Ledbetter, Cecil;
Seth C. Wood, Beaverdam; Glenn
(Bill) Franklin, Beaverdam; H. P.
Clay, Waynesville; Corbitt Wright,
Pigeon; Girtwood Smathers, Beav
erdam; Duke .0. Rusell, Clyde; W.
W, Mitchell, Beaverdam; Tom
Hipps, Beaverdam; , , ,
L. M. Killian, Waynesville;
(See Court Page 8)
A record 123 volunteers flocked
to the blood donor room In the
Waynesville Presbyterian Church
Friday to give blood to the Ameri
can Red Cross Blood Center at
Asheville as the Bloodmoblle paid
tits fifth and most successful
visit to the Waynesville area.
In all, they gave 101 pints ot
blood to the Center.
Homer Kldd, Center , adminis
trative director, said it marked
the first time a western North
Carolina community had given as
much as 100 pints of blood in a
The previous high, among the
communities reporting, he added,
was the 96 pints given by volun
teers at. the Enka plant in Bun
combe . County on a previous
It also boosted the Waynesville
area into the top three WNC
communities which have reached
a hleh ,ercentaee of their blood
donation quota, Mr. Kldd said.
In the number of volunteers, too,
the only community which topped
Waynesville was Marlon, where 139
DeoDle offered their blood in one
day.. Of these, however; approxl-
malely 89 were actually accepted
as donors. v
. At about noon, two hours after
the blood donor room opened, the
46th volunteer registered. At the
same time, five others, were wait
ing to be registered.
HuDDlly, most of the tecnmci-
ans and volunteer assistants workr.
ed right on; wtthoiit,, taklASi
out for lunch, as the volunteers
frwn town and rural areas kept
appearing in a steady stream.
At 4 P. M., the time wlien the
donor room originally was sched
uled to close, Red Cross workers
returned from a trip to the Ashe
ville Center with a fresh supply of
The supply the Bloodmobile had
, (See Blood Donors Pate 8)
Only One Or Two Decide
Not To Make The Race
Indications are that' a majority of present office holders -will
be candidates for the Democratic nomination in the
May primary. This fact was revealed upon a survey conduct
ed by The Mountaineer today. There are several office hold
ers who have not definitely made up their minds, but each
day finds that those who are undegided getting more an&
more interested in seeking re-election. Political maneuvers"
are becoming more evident daily, 'and within 10 days, the"
lines should be pretty set for the campaign.
Starting with district officers.
and going on down the list of pres
ent office holders, the findings in
elude: ' i .
Judge Dan C. Moore is definite.
ly in the race for re-election. This-
Is his first campaign as Judge. He.'
was elected solicitor, and then ap
pointed Judge later. . . -
Ukll Is Winter
fLjK Coming Or
Did the groundhog see his
shadow this morning?
Will there be six more weks
of balmy weather?
We don't know.
One report is that Mr. Ground
hog peeped out about noon,
saw blooms on a peach tree,
snitched a twig, and scurried
back into his den, carrying 'a
bouquet to Mrs. Groundhog., '
rWhat does all that mean?-
Your guess is as good as any
reporter's, or even the ground.
Company To Open
Offices On Mon.
Monday morning will mark the
formal opening of the Richland
Finance Company, recently or
aanized here, with H. S, Ward,
president; L. N. Davis, vice-president,
and Paul Davis, secretary-
The office of the company is
at 442 Main Street, next to the Le
Faine Hotel. The officers anuounc
ed that Miss Reta Grant will be In
charge, and that an office mana
ger will be named later.
The firm win specialize in
automobile loans, and . discounts
of dealer's papers. Authorized
capitalization was set at $100,000
by secretary of state in granting
the papers of incorporation.
"Our plans are to grant loans
the same day applications are
made," Mr. Ward said.
NANCY MEDFORD, pretty, vers
atile, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Medford of Ratcliffe Cove,
last Saturday was jiamed Hayv
wood County's outstanding 4-H
Club girl of 1949 during the an
nual Achievement Day Program.
Nancy, who will be 17 years old
next Monday, also won a medal
for her talent in designing and
i making dresses. A , good student
rr;fid atWete. the active young
rtwiji ily tortsintertiy.,emclfet
came ,t one or tno .regular ior-1
ward? spots on Uie undefeated f
Waynesville High School girls'
basketball team. She also, was
Ratcliffe Cove's, queen in the
third annual' Tobacco Harvest
Festival. Nancy plans to go to
Berca College next fall after she
graduates from high school "if
I can get In."
Tax Listing Time
Chairman George A. Brown,
Jr., of the board of county com
missioner t o day announced '
that the deadline' for listing
1950 taxes had been extended
until, February 15.
He called the donation of more
time to the taxpayers who have
not yet submitted their lists as
the "usual extension" made every
The deadline originally was
February 1. '
He advised the delinquents,
howevety U do their listing,
which Is required by law, as
early before February 15 as pos
sible. '; ' .' '
Anyone who comes In later than
that will have to pay at least an
extra dollars In penalties.
' So far, he said, the county's
taxpayers have been responding
well to the call for listing,
Of Survey I
Solicitor Thad Bryson. Jr., ha
already paid his $65 filing fee to..
the State Board of Elections, and"
1L.I- A! I 1 1 .. . Ul. '
una vmuiHiij puia 1119 name uu,.
the ballot tor re-election. '
Representative Monroe M. Red-r
den is also seeking re-election. He;
has been in Washington four years,
and will ask the voters to send him'
back by their votes in May. ,
Representative Grover C. Davi3'
(state representative) is biding his
time, and not talking right nowr
There are several straws in the';
wind, and these straws could fall
either way4 Several colleagues of
his in the 1949 General Assembly
want him to meet them back in
Raleigh next January. He Is inter
ested. On the other hand,; others
have mentioned that since vhe was
again for that ofUce'In tlfa mean
time, Mr. Davis keeps biding his
time, and-silent. '
Veep Berkley Was
( Special To The Mountaineer)
WASHINGTON Vice President
Barklcy called W. G. Byers, Sen
ate sergeant at arms, into his of
fice to offer congratulations on the
fine showing of the large Haywood
delegation at the Jefferson-Jack
son dinner in Kaieign last -. aatur
Haywood had 22 delegates, and
was next to Wake in numbers. Mr.
Byers Is chairman of the Haywood
Democratic executive committee.
Young Demos To
Meet At Sylva
Officers of all Young Democratic
Clubs in the western 12th District
will "meet at 2:30 p.m. at Sylva to
plan for the distript - wide rally
which will be held later Ui Ashe
All members of the clubs in the
district as well as the officers are
invited to attend.
Rickety Leader Lauds
Value Of Ladino Glover
January Weather Breaks ,
High Temperature Record
K. O. Carswell, Thickety farmer
and chairman of his local Com
munity Developmnt Program or
ganizationtoday expressed a high
opinion fpr the value of ladino
Futrhermore he can show ten
acres already planted and six acres
more being prepared for planting,
to back up the fact that he prac
tices what he preaches..
Here is what Mr. Carswell thinks
of this crop:
"Ladino clover in my opinion is
the best clover we have for pas
ture. With the proper mixture of
orchard grass, our pastures can be
made to bo twice as far.
"We often hear people say that
Ladino clover , is too expensive tc
SOW. ' '. " ' '.' '
"But when compared with the
price per pound per acre of other
clovers, there ia little ainerence.
"Ladino. like any other small
(See Thickety Man Page 8)
Warm, warmer, warmiest and
slightly damp, covers the weather
record for January here, according
to a tabulation of the official
weather report, as compiled by the
State Test Farm. .
The average maximum for Jan
uary was 61 degrees, while the
average minimum was only 20 de
grees lower an even 41.
Twelve of the 31 days saw rain,
for a total of 3.23 inches. Most
people thought there was rain on
more days tnan just i&.
The coldest day was Sunday the
18th, when the mercury dipped to
There was only four days dur-
Shelby To Give
Polio Fund Full
February 9 will be Polio Day at
John Shelby, the owner and
operator, explains that this means
he will give the March of Dimes
everything his business makes on
that day. '
That, he adds, does not mean
merely, the . net profits it does
mean every dime the customers
pay him will be contributed to the
Waynesville area polio drive.
1 County Agent Wayne Corpenlng
today announced a series of meet
ings next week to explain the re
commendations resulting from a
recent study made in the county
td,' determine the best enterprises
for the three major types of
He said members of his staff
and the staff of Home Demonstra
tion Agent Mary Cornwell would
show films illustrating how farms
and farm homes could be improv
ed and explain the best methods
for using farm profits.
'The survey made earlier by
federal and state agricultural ex
perts analyzed the conditions on
the small, medium, and large
farms by studying a farm consid
ered typical of each of these types
in Haywood County.
The meetings and the discuus-
sions which will be held will go
over the results of these exhaust
The schedule for the first week:
Mornina Star Community at
Morning Star School 7:30 P. M.
Iron Duff at Antioch Baptist
Church 7:30 P. M. Tuesday.
White Oak at White Oak Presby
terian Church 7:30 P. M. Wed
Ratcliffe Cove at the Ratcliffe
rove Community Center 7:30 P.
M February 9.
Lower Crabtree at Crabtree
Tron Duff School 7:30 P. M.
Similar meetings are planned for
each of the other organized communities.
Register of Deeds Bryan Med
ford, a quiet, but consistent cam
paigner, has let it be known that
he wants to remain on the job for
four more years. He is definitely
in the race for re-election.
Clerk of Court Hugh Leather,
wood is like his neighbor across
'the court house hall, he will seek
re-election so he tells some of his
closest political friends. His pres
ent intentions are to be a candi
Tax Collector Sebe Bryson plans .
to return to his office on Marco,
first, after a serious Illness. His
health is much improved, and while
he is not making an announce-
ment. political observers in read-
ing between the lines gather from,
his plans that he is seriously con
sidering seeking re-election. v;,-
Ing the month that the recording
registered freezing or below. One
was the first day, with a reading of
22, again on the 7th with 28, and
on the 8th with 15, on the 9th with
27 and then again on the 21st with
The maximum , ranged in the
sixties for 18 days, and on two
days shot up into the 70's with the
high of 76 on the 21st.
January 1950 is one of the
warmest Januaries ever recorded
here, and with only four days of
the month hitting freezing- makes
some who experienced bitter wint
ers of years ago shake their heads
Polio Orive Little Over
M-l'ay Mark In Area
An extra day was added to the
operation schedule of the Dime
Board in the Waynesville area as
1950 March of Dimes officials here
reported only $4,021.11 In the
1 While Cantoit and Waynesville
drive directors were trying to fig
ure out how they could meet the
$7,500 quota set for each area, the
Clyde campaign went $285 over
Clyde Drive Chairman Ray Mc
Kinnish reported today a total of
$1,035 had been contributed in
The quota for the area was $750
Earlier. Waynesville area Cam
paicn Director Felix Stovall had
announced that the March of
Dimes deadline had been extend
ed to at least February 9 because
of the slow progress,
John Shelby of Central Clean
ers in Waynesville will give the
campaign all the money his busi
ness receives on that day, which
he has designated as Polio Day.
Stovall announced that the Dime
Board would be operated on
Thursday, Friday, and Monday to
help boost the drive.
(See Polio Page 8)
The three members of the coun
ty school board do not appear in
terested in seeking re-election. Re
liable sources point to the fact that
they would like to get from under
the responsibility. The members
themselves have made no public
statements, and they easily could
reverse the prediction that they are
not candidates. The board is com
posed of R. T. Messer, now in Flor.
Ida. Homer Cagle, and W. V. Davis.
Chairman George Brown has
held the post since 1938, and
rumtifs have it that he is not run
ning. Mr. Brown has not made such
a decision. He is still giving the,
matter serious thought, and right
now there Is more than an even
chance he will decide to get into
the race.' " . 1.
Commissioner D. J. "Doc" No-
land, who has been on the board
(See Officers Page 8)
(This information com
piled from Records of
Stats Highway Patrol).