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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Wed School Grounds gfie Men
i Make Plans
SOUglU BOr WazeiWOOUlFor Haywood
ers Club Names
littee To Seek
i, From School
elttood Boosters ciuo
Thursday mgni 10 gei
rials to enlarge me
Hilgrounds, ana pro viae
place for loading and
reen. president, named
U, W. A. praaiey ana
rf Roberson, as a corn
el! immediate action on
Mr. Prevost proposed
culvert be placed in the
raverslng the property,
unds leveled for a suit-
und, The proposal also
graveling of a driveway
p committee was In-
seek adequate lighting
the old building, and a
tar for the stairs con
cct would more than
lent playground space
ftv is owned by the
Id, and is not being util
vis was named to rep-
club on a county-wide
o seek a bookmobile for
bd County Library. The
tart at an early date.
ing the Library several
iid they felt the library
)bile so important that
: supported entirely by
md not too dependent
ial contributions from
The county and state
to the support of the
do not buy additional
eh as bookmobiles.
Lewis read a resolu-
pect for the late Rev.
ftett. past resident of
pars committea for the
eeting li composed of
Lewis, John Summer-
pnk Underwood. '
Will Not Run
L. Kilgore of Phil.
fcialist In the field of
ion, began yesterday
class demonstrations in
norning her class at the
school was observed
chool teachers. Last
tended the weekly Vis
ion Workshop at
pie of demonstration.
lainder of this week, as
p Superintendent Jack
ioiiows: Tuesday i
' the Hazelwood school
' grades; 1:30 n n.
P' for elpmnt'.TO
Nnesday-9:30 a. m. at
iBn scnool grades; 1:30
fades. ThupH o.on
P. m. at Clyde, for
grades; Fridav ft an
jnes Creek, elementary;
al -vae, elemen-
F.or w' remain here
f' Monday. her Instruc.
..sorea by the county
V- ) "
v. Kerr scott, state commis
sioner of agriculture, has an-
Committee Is Named
At Meeting Friday To
Draw Plans For
At a meeting of Haywood County
orchardmen i'riday night at the
county agent's office, a committee
was selected to prepare plans for a
county association to promote the
apple industry here in its technical
phases, including research and
Named to the committee to make
preliminary plans for the organiia
tion were Charles Edwards, Joe
Boone and Zack Massev Another
meeting of the orchardmen will be
called within the next few weeks to
consider the plans and form the
in auuuion to me growers, spe-
Car Overturns After Collision
nniinn that hp will nnf rim fnr-' naliKts: in thn DnnU AaU of
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that office in this year's elections.4 tended and contributed their ideas
He is being unofficially reported ! were E. L. Johnston and S. L. Clem
as a possible, candidate for gov-: ent of Knoxville, representing the
ernor. Commissioner Scott is well j TVA cooperatives; Lloyd Langdon
known in Haywood. His office has of Asheville, of the agricultural
control over the State Test Farm development section of Carolina
p Injured In
Ms- about to
fe Dewey PieSs sawmill
" oecuon, was injured
Portedly ni.r,iin .u.
lvhD- . r ... n ic
r.,i.L " niuuer
sufferta. . T
w carried to the Hay.
Position Vacated by
D.R, Nolandls Filled
. , i
A-Bi Slacle al franklin was
tioa.Mi V. aaruhlll as a member of
the state board of agriculture, suc
ceeding D. Reeves Noland of Way-
nesvllle and Fines Creek who re
cently resigned to accept appolnt-
meet on the State Highway Com
David Townsend of Rowland alsb
was made a, member of the agri
cultural group to succeed the late
C. F. Cates of Mebane.
In its all-day session at Raleigh,
the board authorized an inquiry
into- reported short measurements
in roofing and plant cloth, approved
amendments to state milk regula
tions, and received a report that
the. 1947 state fair made an oper
ating profit of $22,421.'
At a banquet Friday night for
the board, given by employees of
the agriculture department, Com
mlssioner of Agriculture W. Kerr
Scott announced that he would not
be a candidate for reelection this
year. At the end of a lengthy
speech, in which he reviewed
progress' during his 11 years of of
fice, he said simply: "I will not be
a candidate for reelection."
One of the new milk regulations
requires that those shipping milk
into North Carblina get permits
from the department of agricul
ture, and the others, dealing with
pasteurization, are designed to
bring state regulations into line
with proposed changes in the milk
code of the U. S. Public Health
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power and Light company, and
John E. Barr, former head of the
TVA cannery cooperatives.
Mr. Barr described the facilities
of thP Land of the Sky cannery in
Hazelwood, now inoperative and of
fered for sale by the government,
and its possible use by orchardmen
for conversion to a grading and
Four additional traffic lights have
been installed in. Hazelwood. Three
To Be Un
By March 1
. Surveys Being Made
On Rural Line In
Crabtree and Fines
Construction of the telephone
line between Dell wood and Maggie,
now underway, is expected to be
completed by March 1, according to
W. L. Lampkin, manager of the
Waynesville area, Southern Bell
The line will be approximately
Head of Farm Unit
THE PICTURE ABOVE shows the coupe of Dr. W. L. Kirk-
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pairicK on ine ueuwooa roaa emoanicment, two and one-halt six miles in length and connections
miles from Waynesville. in the overturned Dosition it reached provided for 80 homes. It will reach
after colliding with another coupe Friday afternoon.
A Mountaineer photo by Ingram's Studio.
(Other Picture, Page Eight)
Funeral Is Held Monday
For Dr. W. L. Kirkpatrick,
Prominent Physician Here
Is Gathered Here ,
By Post Writer
Harold D. Martin, special fea
ture writer for the Saturday
Evening; Post, returned to At
lanta Sunday after spending sev
eral days in this section gather
ing material for an article con
cerning the Southern Appala
chians. ' .-'
stop and go signal liKjht installed.
making three in all for the town.
One blinker is at the intersection-of
Main Street and Highway
19A, another on Main street at the
corner of Virginia street, and the
third on Brown Avenue and Geor
The stop and go signal light has
been placed at the intersection of
Highway 19A and Virginia street.
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BILLY JANES RECEIVES
DRIVER'S BADGE AWARD
T4 Billy J. Jaynes, son of N. W.
Jaynes, of Waynesville and a mem
ber of the regimental headquarters
company, 19th Infantry regiment,
was awarded the driver's qualifica
tion .badge in a ceremony which
took place recently in Beopu, Ky
'The award was presented to the
Haywood man for driving three
months without an accident or
Of Polio Group
A special call has been issued for
all perspns who have been treated
for polio to meet at the office of
the county superintendent of edu
cation at the court house on Satur
day at noon.
Leaders in the current drive
want to get a group picture off all
those on the list.
Anyone not having transportation
to get here on Saturday should
contact Mrs. William Norris, in
Waynesville, or W. Beekman Huger,
at Champion Fibre Company in
New Roof Being Put On
Sunday School Building
Worknien have erected the scaf
folding preparatory to putting a
new roof on the Welch Memorial
Sunday school building of the First
After the new roof is on, some
interior work will be started on the
building, according to Rev. L. G.
with 8am Ooeen, ManageKbf the
Soco Gap square dance team, at
his home on the Dellwood road,
and the following afternoon in
terviewed a number of the mem
bers of the dance group. While
here, Mr. Martin was accom
panied by, Bill Sharpe of the
North Carolina news bureau and
Lamar Lunsford of Asheville.
The group pent Thursday
night at Cataloochee Ranch on
Fie Top mountain as ffuests of
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Alexander,
where Mr. Martin gained further
Information about the famous
hog rifle shooting matches staged
Saturday night the group at
tended one of the regular square
dances at Bent Creek ranch.
A recent feature by Mr. Sharpe
on Sam Queen and his famous
Soco Gap dancers drew the atten
tion of the editors of the Post,
Which resulted in Mr. Martin be
ing sent here. He has a contract
to supply 12 articles a year to
the magazine, and recently tour
ed the South Pacific area for six
months searching for material.
houses along highway 19 between
Dellwood and the Black Camp Gap
Surveys are being made in Iron
Duff and Crabtree townships for a
proposed rural line, but no actual
construction has been scheduled.
There are approximately 300 re
quests for service in the Waynes
ville exchange area, reports Mrs.
Fay Toy. The shortage of cable still
is holding back the installation of
telephones in Waynesville and Haz
elwood, since a number of the
cables carry their full capacity of
An average of 13,400 local calls
a day are being handled by the ex
change, much higher than ever be
fore, states Mrs. Laura Reardon.
Funeral services for Dr. William There were three switchboards add-
Death Resulted From
Injuries Sustained In
CHARLES McCRARY of Finet
Creek is the newly-elected presi
dent of the Haywood County Fed
eration of the National Farm Bureau.
L. Kirkpatrick, 77, prominent
Waynesville physician who died
Sunday morning at the Haywood
County Hospital from injuries re
ceived Friday afternoon from an
automobile collision on the Dell
wood road, were held Monday af
ternoon at the First Methodist
church, "s ' - 1'i'u
The Rev. Paul Townsend of
Greensboro, former pastor of the
church, officiated, assisted by the
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor of the ! . " u 7
Will Meet Tonight
The directors of the Chamber of
Commerce will meet - tonight at
7:30 for the first meeting of the
new year, Wayne Corpening, presi
dent, has announced that a number
of committees will be named, and
an outline of the year's prdgram
Pays Dividends; Ends
Successful Period Here
All '. officers of the Haywood
County Cooperative were re-elected
by the board of directors in ses
sion here Saturday, in which en
couraging reports of ' the business
were heard. The directors declared
a dividend of six per cent on all
stocks, and a two per cent patron
J. L, Westmoreland, president,
announcd that H. M. Dulin, gen
eral manager, will mail all checks
within the next ten days. .
The Cooperative started selling
merchandise in April, and staged
the formal opening on July fifth.
The year ended November 30th.-
Of f icers of the cooperative are
besides Mr. Westmoreland, presi
dent; Hugh Ratcllff, vice president;
George Stamey, secretary and Sam
Ferguson, treasurer, v';' ' 'Vl,
Mr. Dulin made an encouraging
report on the' prospects of getting
large stocks of fertilizers this
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MILK PRODUCERS TO MEET
Officers and directors of the
Haywood County Milk Producers
association will meet Friday eve
ning at the county agent's office, it
is announced by James Kirkpat
First Baptist church. Interment
was in Green Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Robert C.
Ligon, J. W. Duckworth, Harry Mc
Cracken, Ward Kirkpatrick, Car
roll McCracken, Marshall Kirkpat
rick, Carroll Long and Wayne Mc
Cracken. Members of the Haywood
County Medical society were honor
The service was attended by hun
dreds of persons who came to pay
final respects to Dr. Kirkpatrick.
Automobiles were parked as far as
four blocks away from the church.
The current term of Superior Court
uujourned at noon to avoid conflict
with the service.
A native of the Crabtree section,
Dr. Kirkpatrick was the son of
Milas and Anne Byers Kirkpatrick.
He was a graduate of old Weaver
college and the medical school of j
Vanderbilt university. He was li- !
censed to practice medicine in i
North Carolina in 1894. also being I
j licensed for practice in South Car-1
ouna, lennessee ana lexas. i
Dr. Kirkpatrick practiced in Hay.
wood county from 1894 until 1903,
when he became physician for the
Pacolet Manufacturing company of
Pacolet. S. C. a position he held
for 25. years. In 1925 he returned
to Waynesville. where he had been
(Continued on Page Eight i
ed to the central office during the
past year, opening one of the "bot
tlenecks" that had existed and pro
viding facilities for a large num
ber of telephone users.
On Christmas day the exchange
put through 'at least a third" more
local calls than on a normal busi
ness day, renirrts Mrs! Reardon.' and
had a heavy volume of long dis
tance calls. Long distance lines
were flooded everywhere with
holiday calls, which caused manv
ere handled as effici
ently as possible
Additional circuits to Asheville
through which over 90 per cent of
long distance calls originating here
are directed have been promised
for the summer months.
Is Above Average
The infant death rate in Hay
wood county for the year 1946
was 39.1 per 1,000 live births, ac
cording to statistics published in
recent U.N.C. News Letter, slight
ly higher than the state and na
In 1945, North Carolina ranked
35th among the states with an
average of ' 43.3 per 1,000 live
births; whereas infant deaths for
the following year 3,505 of 94,
778 births lowered the rate to
37 per 1,000.
Yancey county recorded the
best average, 9 per 1,000; and
Hoke county was at the bottom of
the list with 71.8 Infant deaths,
on the average, for 1,000 live
births. Haywood was listed 61st
among the 100 counties.
Payment of Fines and
On Record ,
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There were 639 arrests made by
the Waynesville Police Department
during 1947. averaging slightly
more than 12 a cek, and causing
a total of $11,800 10 to be paid in
fines and court costs.
Records kent by G. C. Ferguson,
town manager, show the following
breakdown of charges: driving
drunk 26, reckless driving 30,
speeding 18, driving without a li
cense 4, trespassing on water shed
12, violation of the prohibition law
13, and the remaining number for
public drunkenness and other min
or law violations.
Although the number of persons
tried in local court has shown no
appreciable increase, the payments
in fines and costs is the largest on
record. This is due. to a large ex
tent, to increases in fines for traf
fic violations as enacted by the
The $5,042 in fines collected by
the town go into tho county school
fund, and $6,758.10 in costs are
placed in the town's general fund.
Haywood Group Or
ganizes At Well-Attended
Charles B. McCrary of Fines
Creek, who attended the National
Farm Bureau convention last
month in Chicago, was elected pres
ident of the Haywood county unit
at a meeting Saturday morning in
the courthouse here, attended by
more than 100 farmers.
M. W. Carver of Jonathan Creek
was elected vice president; David
Underwood, of Waynesville, secre
tary; .and Oral Yates of Iron Duff,
C. C. Francis, elected temporary
chairman last autumn when the bu
reau unit was starting its reor
ganization drive in Haywood, pre
sided at the meeting.
George Farthing, district field
man for the state bureau, spoke to
the group, setting forth the numer
ous advantages to be gained by
membership in the organization,
and urged the Haywood group to
increase their number. He also
congratulated the unit on its prog
ress in recent months.
A report of happenings at the
national convention was given by
Mr. McCrary, who also explained
the set-up and work of the national
A number of important commit
tees were named during the morn
ing session. They included the fol
lowing board of directors: C. C.
Francis, chairman; John W. Boyd.
L. N. Davis, Fred Campbell, Glenn
Boyd, Albert Ferguson, Raymond
McCracken, Sam Ledford. William
Osborne, Floyd Rhinehart. Way
Mease, Walker Brown, Ira Cogburn,
Lenoir Moody, Mark Hannah, Reed
' "Named on , a ' dairy cotnftitlee".
were Glenn !. Palmer, chairman.
T. C. Davis, William Osborne and
Fruits and vegetables, Richard N
Barber, Jr., chairman. R. H. Boone.
Henry Francis, C. D. Ketner and
Named on beef, a cattle com
mittee were T. L. Gwyn, chairman.
C. T. Francis, R. V. Welch, F. C.
Greene, M. O. Galloway and Roy
Haynes. Serving on a tobacco com
mittee will be C. C. Francis, chair
man, Dave Boyd, Mark Ferguson. C.
R. Liner, W. G. Byers and W. p.
Harris. Named on a general crops
committee were Glenn Boyd, chair
man, L. M. Leatherwood, William
Osborne, E. B. Rickman, Leonaid
Westmoreland, Fred Campbell, Irn
Cogburn, Robert Howell. Raymond
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FIREMEN ANSWER CALL
The Waynesville Fire Depart
ment answered a call Monday
morning to the high school shop
building, where some electric wires
had been discovered smoking.
Firemen disconnected the wiring
and had the situation under con
trol within a few minutes.
Meet Called To Plan
Plans for the annual rat-kilhng
campaign throughout Haywood
county will be laid at a meeting
Wednesday at 7:30 in the county
agent's office. Representative of
the towns of Waynesville, Hazel
wood, Clyde and Canton, the voca
tional agriculture teachers, mem
bers of the district health depart
ment, and the extension servic
workers will attend.
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Rotarians Ready To
Start Polio Campaign
A DETACHMENT of some 1,000 U. S. Marines is shown starting aboard the attack transport
U, S. S. Bexar at Morehead City, N. C, ready for their Mediterranean area assignment.
According to a U. S. Navy Department. announcement, the Marines are being sent to re
store; the normal complement on an aircraft carrier and three light cruisers now operating
in Italian and 6reek waters. T V The State Department emphasized that "nothing in the way
of foreign policy toward ' Greeceor ' any other country called for. increasing naval strength
there," and that it was "just a matter of routine." ' International Soundphoto.
Assignment for the coming polio
campaign were given out Friday by
Richard Barber, general campaign
chairman. As the Rotary Club has
handled the fund raising for many
years, the members were again giv
en territories to work, and sched
ules to follow on the Dime Board.
The campaign will officially get
underway on Thursday the 15th,
and continue through the 31st The
quota for Haywood county is S6.
500. with the Canton area agree
ing to raise $3,300. and the Waynes
ville area the remaining $3,200.
Jonathan Woody gave a report
covering past work of the polio
foundation's work in Haywood. He
pointed out that 1 1 were now re
ceiving treatment, and since 1938
some 117 persons in Haywood have
shared in the polio funds. In 1947
there were 4 cases and 1 death, Mr.
"Haywood has such a heavy load
that we had to call on the National
Foundation for an additional $2,
000 during the past year," he explained.-
Last year the county gave
$5,200, with half remaining at
home, and the other sent to the
National fund. In the event of a
deficit at home, the National Found
ation sends in sufftf-Vnt funds.
During the program Dr. R. H.
Stretcher explained some of the
symptoms of polio, the treatment. ,
and the various types of the dis
ease. He summarized his remarks
by saying, "the sooner a patient
with polio is given treatment, the
better." That explains why the
preparations must always be ready
for all such cases.
(This Information Com
piled From Secords of
State Highway Patrol)