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Publisllcd Twice-A-Week la The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
XlT No. 8 FOUBTEEW PAGES Unked Press and Associated Press News . ., WAYNES VILLE, N. C FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
V V i Jt J.N JCiO V ULiJLJCi J.V1UJ' J!
Pass $1 Million
ibstantial gain in the
lockholders, the exten
e than half a million
fans, and reaching an
in total assetspasi-
Liiiion mark for the
v- 1947 report given by
H Home Building and
ition resulted In all Ck-
officers being re-
tve during the current
ost, Sr.. president of
fcn, presided at the an
te of stockholders on
when the 17 repon
Id by L. N. Davis, sec-
ter and the directors
Officers were chos-
fct the first meeting of
consists of Mr. Pre-
nt; C. N. Allen, vice
r, Davis, secretary; J.
H. Burgin, L. M. Kil-
lay, C. J. Beece, O. H.
A. T. Ward. Miss El
an was renamed assis--treasurer.
221 loans of all types
by the association last
h 78 were for the eon-
new homes and 59
Ions for the" purchase
were 65 G. I.
above categories. The,
bins were for refinanc-
Tpurposes. Total funds
in excess of $500,000.
ler of stockholders in
n is now approximate-
Led on Page SixK
County Hospital has
given provisional ap-
toing the 30th annual
ileted December 31 by
ft College of Surgeons,
if which are published
kiber issue of the Col-
just issued. .
Kbell, chairman of the
:ents of the American
fcspitals in the United
lanada qualified for ap-
sppruximately 80 per
that were under sur-
fcional group has been
with Its purpose to
nd improve the entire
patient, the hospital
te set-up and physical
sidered in the surveys
tition for approval.
1 hnsDitalx In North
er survey. 81 of them
frl full or Drnvislnnnl
Je United Press
I 30 Cloudy with lit-
"i temperature with
and sleet fniinui. k..
- v., tviivncu UJ
ded by the staff of the
Max. Mln. Rainfall
43 29 .66
Jimmy Gets a Lift
ilTTll JIMMY, a two-year-old
youngster at the New York Found
ling Hospital, Is lifted to the shoul
der of the Most Rev. Francis Mc
Intyre. Coadjutor of New York,
at tho institution's "Open House."
Two hundred wards were intro
duced tor adoption. International)
. Dime Board In Opera-
tion; founder's Day
Ball To Be Held
paign in Haywood county Is in its
final stages now, with the dime
board having' been placed in oper
ation on Main Street, committees
concluding their canvas of the busi
ness houses, and the Founder's Day
Ball to be staged tonight at the'
Leaders of the drive hope to
reach a goal of $6,500 for the coun
ty, of which $3,200 is the quota for
the -Waynesville area.
Employees' of Champion Paper I
and Fibre company swelled the
fund fpr the Canton arpa by donat-,
Ing' 41,494.05. it has been an-
nouneed by N.: H. Wild, company
Interest is high in the Founder's
Day Ball, which is being presented
by Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and a
large attendance is expected at the
roved BV I ' The 1D48-March of 'Dimes' cam-
Jl elements involved in event. Music will be furnishd by
Carole Henry and his Buccaneers.
One half of all proceeds from
the March of Dimes campaign will
remain in Haywood county for the
care of infantile paralysis victims,
and the other half will be sent to
the National Foundation.
Cold Weather Paints
Freezing weather and a light
flurry of snow Tuesday night re
suited in a slick coat of ice over
much of the highway system of
Haywood county that made vehicu
lar traffic slow and dangerous. The
thermometer dipped to 15 degrees.
A general holiday was followed
Wednesday In Crabtree-Iron DuT
and Waynesville district schools
upon instructions from Supt. Jack
Messer. The ice thawed out and the
highways were clear later in the
day as the temperature rose, and
schools resumed classes Thurs
day. The Weather Bureau prediction
for the week-end warns of more
"freezing, rain and sleet."
CAR BITS SCHOOL BUS.
CAUSED BY ICY ROAD
A car said by Canton police to
have been driven by Miss Doris
Smith, crashed into the rear of a
school bus near the Canton high
school Tuesday. Slick roads caused
the accident, which resulted In
damage to the ear, but no person
al injuries, it was reported. The
car WJfS owned by Rev. H,. L.
Smith, officers said.
CAR TURNS OVER TWICE:
OCCUPANT IS UNHURT .
A car driven by a Gastonia man.
turned, over, twice after skidding
Officers and Directors
of Hazel wood-Waynes-ville
Organization of the Hazelwood
Waynesville Girl Scout Council was
completed Monday afternoon, at a
meeting of registered adult mem
bers of Girl Scouts, which Was held
at the home of Mrs. Hugh Massle.
Mrs. Lucy E. Stroup, regional
director of Girl Scouts, met with
the group and assisted with the or
ganization. She also discussed ways
of promoting Girl Scout work and
explained the duties of each mem
ber of the council.
Organization of this council is
the first step in an endeavor to
provide enough leadership- to give
every girl in the community an op
portunity to belong to the Scouts.
The council hopes within a year to
extend the work throughout the
At present there are only three
troops funtcioning in Waynesville.
These include one Brownie troop
led by Mrs. David Underwood; one
(Continued on Page Six)
Drive Is Carried
Workers in the drive to "Fill a
Ship with Friendship" met for in
structions and refreshments at the
First Methodist church yesterday
morning, then fanned out In all
directions of the town to gather the
bundles of a generous people for
the needy throughout Europe,
Anyone who did not hv their
bundle eady or who were missed
by the workers are askeaf by Rei,
R. L. Young, chairman, of the drive;
t.eriflg yeir. bund 1 Jthft Jjawy
ment of IU First Mliodlst church
either tMs week next. The bun
dles will be weighed,, packed and
shipped to the World Service Cen
ter in Maryland, and from there
sent overseas. '
A complete report will be given
as to how many pounds were ship
ped from this area as soon as all
bundles are in.
Fire Truck Answers
Two Calls This Week
The Waynesville fire truck was
called out on two occasions this
week, but fortunately Its services
were not needed at either place.
Wednesday morning Fire Chief
Clem Fitzgerald answered a call
to the Elmer Palmer home In Rat
cliffe Cove, but the fire had been
extinguished before he reached the
About noon Thursday Chief Fitz
gerald brought the truck to Way-j
nesville Pharmacy on Main street,
where a stove pipe, had become dis
connected and caused the store to
be filled with smoke. ' The fire in
the stove was sprayed out with a
small hose and the situation soon
was under control.
Icy Coat Over
Close One Day
off the icy Asheville highway a
quarter of a mile west of the Haywood-Buncombe
line earfy Monday
morning. According to Cpl. E. W.
Jones, of the State Highway Pat
rol, no one was Injured in the
The car hit six highway safety
posts, then ran down art embank
ment, striking a small, tree. The
damage was about $300. Cpl. Jones
reported the car ,had three slick
Hold On There . . .
It May Be Against
Do you consider yourself a law
abiding person? ;
Generally speaking, you . prob
ably are. But staying within the
letter of the law at all times is a
nearly impossible job, especially for
youngsters, property owners or per.
sons who drive some kind of motor
vehicle. - ::;'; ,'
The local ordinances ot Waynes
ville are not! old-fashioned. Those
that belong to earlier ages (such
as those concerning hitching horses
on Main Street) have been elimin-
ated during the days vt WPA, when
VICTIMS OF HITCH
AflK A OUN-TOT1NO HITCH-HIKER had Tlrtually kidnaped them, Mr. and
Mrs. Michael SarMasian, Lawrence, Mass, are shown (top) at the
Andover, Mass, station with Patrolman William Stewart They said th
man, after hitching a ride, had forced them to drive him to Worcester,
Mass., and then released them. Another victim of the mysterious. Tide
anatcher was Francis Whorley (below), who was slugged, throvra from
the car and sent to a Iwrenca. Jjoapital. (Internationol Sjjandphoto)
Pere lis Regular Jurist
To Kill Rats
Additional Supply Is
' Available Through
"More than 5.000 pounds of poison
bait was distributed yesterday
through schools and town officials
in the annual rat killing campaign,
sponsored by the extension service
in cooperation with the District
Health Department and other agen
cies. Distribution in rural areas was
delayed from Wednesday because
bad weather caused a school holi
day in some oarts of the county.
(Continued on Page Six)
Greenwood Answers the Question
What's Happening In Tar
Heel Politics This Year?
The Democratic primary In
May promises to climax some of
the hardest fought battles in the
political history of the state. '
For some of the scenes behind
the political fronts, yon are in
vited to read "Capital Letters"
on the editorial page, written by
Thompson Greenwood, a Raleigh
newspaper man, and close politi
Mr. Greenwood is non-partisan,
and gives factual Information as
Don't Do That
one project carried out was to
consolidate and index all state acts
applicable here as well as munici
pal laws passed by the Board of
Aldermen through the years.
Through the courtesy of J. R.
Morgan, attorney for the town, The
Mountaineer has peered into this
revised Code and found quite a
few laws which are not believed to
be generally known. For instance,
the Code says it is against the law
to engage in any horse races, ball
games or public dances on Sunday,
you cant put a bell on a cow
- HIKING GUNMAN
. ii uml
- Wt Serve As
Emergency Judge In
Future While Taking
Judge Felix E. Alley has accept
ed an offer to exchange the next
regular court term with Judge F.
Donald Phillips of Rockingham, and
"Will preside at the February crim
inal trials in Haywood county,
which begin Monday.
This will be, he states, "my last
court as a regular judge." after
which he will refiuesi fo be retired
and appointed .as an .emrgency
judge for the Western North Caro
lina judicial division. Judge Alley
completed 15 years as resident
judge of the 20th Judicial District
on January 2fi. and his previously
announced nlnn to retire will be
carried out to make possible a rest
that has been advised by physicians.
Judge Phillips will hold court in
Yadkin county during February,
thfil having been the regular assign
ment of Judge Alley.
A light docket, in comparison to
(Continued on Page Sixl
to what is going on in and around
In his column next Tuesday, he
discusses the question, "Is Gov.
Cherry for or against Charlie
Johnson?" The answer is authen
tic and will appear in this news
Keep op with the state politi
cal picture as a whole by read
ing Greenwood's "Capital Let
ters" every Tuesday and Friday
In The Mountaineer.
or if tending the cow, wear a bell
yourself . . . You can't use a sling
shot or bean shooter in town, or
spit on the floor at the Town Hall.
Traffic Laws .
Regulations affecting traffic make
it against the law:
To stop a vehicle with its left
side to the curb in the business
To park a vehicle upon any street
for the principal purpose of dis
playing it for sale, or to wash,
grease or make any repairs except
those necessitated by an emergency.
Henry Francis Is
Elected President of
Twenty Haywood county orchard
men organized the Smoky Moun
tain Apple Growers Association on
Wednesday night at a meeting held
in the county agent's office, and
elected Henry Francis of the Fran
cis Cove section as president.
Purpose of the association is to
promote and advertise Haywood
county applet, and to secure more
technical assistance in the field of
On Tuesday morning at 9:30 a. m.
orchardmen who are interested in
forming a cooperative marketing
and grading group will meet at the
county agent's office for this pur
pose. Guests for last week's meeting
were C. W, Sheffield, marketing
specialist from the N. C. Depart
ment of Agriculture. Raleigh; and
J. P. Jennerette, federal-state mar
(Continued on, Pga Six)
Man Is Bound To
On Forgery Count
At a hearing Wednesday after
noon in Mayor's Court, Tommy
Dillard was bound oyer to Superior
Court for trial on a charge of for-
fery. Bond of $600 was set by
layor pro-torn David Cabe, but
has not been posted. Dillard Is ex
pected to face trial during the Feb
ruary criminal term of Superior
He had been arrested Monday on
Information supplied the Police de
partment by two local department
stores who had cashed checks for a
total of j7S.W1)eirlng foe alleged
ly-f orged signature of T. C. Norris,
and who identified Dillard as the
person who had given them the
Eight other cases disposed of this
week by Mayor's Court were all
for public drunkenness, in which
the defendants paid court costs.
Contractors have completed
pouring the foundation of the col
ored school in Canton. The 16
inch walls are ef reinforced con
crete, and will give the school a
basement with a 14-foot ceiling.
There are 38 more inches of con
crete to pour on the foundation
walls and the bricklayers will be
put on the job to build the remain
ing portion of the wails.
Efforts are being made to have
the building completed by ths time
school opens this fall. The new
building replaces one which burn
ed a year or so ago.
100-Bu. Corn Growers
To Be Feted at Banquet
Farmers who have produced 100
bushels of corn on an acre of land
will be guests Saturday at a din
ner meeting given by the Farmers
Federation in Tingle's Cafe, Ashe
ville. Dr. E. R. Collins, agronomy
specialist from State College, will
be the principal speaker.
From Haywood county the fol
lowing persons are expected to at
tend, leaving from the courthouse
at 10:30 a. m.J Tom Rainer and
Fred Allison, Jonathan Creek:
Weaver Cathey and George Stamey,
Pigeon; Mrs. Carl Medford. Way.
nesville; John Sogers and . B.
James, Crabtree; and C. V. Sorrells.
To drive through a iuneral pro
cession (except fire, police, or am
bulance vehicles on emergency
To carry any person on the han
dle bar. frame or tank of a motor
cycle or bicycle.
To ride a bicycle on any sidewalk
or walkway within the town.
To ride a bicycle without having
hands on handle bars.
To drive a vehicle over a Fire
Department hose in use at a fire
without the consent of, the official
(Continued on Page Six)
In Grain Probe
THf LATEST list of grain speculators
released by Agriculture Secretary
Anderson includes an "F.dith Thom
as," which happens to be the name
of Mrs Edith Thumas Cabi've),
wife of Sen Elmer Thomas f Okla
homa A member of the Senate Ap
propriations Committee probing
speculations -n the commodity ex
changes. Sen Thumas issued a state
ment that he had "invested" in
eiiirimodities. but declined to ay
whether the "Edith Thomas", on t
list I his wife. (International).
Committee Is Formed
-' By ParentsTo eoiW
Heating, Sanitary '
Hugh K. Terrell was elected
chairman of a Citizens' Committeie
organized last week at Bethel by
a group of 40 members of the com
munity to promote the improve
ment of buildings and physical
equipment at the school.
Complaints were voiced during
themeeting that the school's heat
ing plant was inadequate during
winter months, and that tolleUfacH-
ilics. have become unsanitary
through lack of proper care.W, i.
Whltesides, the principal, "explain
ed that the physical plant was gen
erally overtaxed by the large en
rollment, and that the heating sys
tem suffered because officials have
been unable to secure replacement
grates for those worn out in one
steam furnace. He stated that
everything possible was being done
to correct aspects of the school
plant which were considered in
adequate. A special committee of three was
named to work with Mr. Whitesides
as chairman toward effecting need
ed repairs and providing general
improvement of sanitary conditions.
The Citizens Committee went on
record as favoring a special ses
sion of the State Legislature for
the purpose of raising teachers'
salaries and to provide more pay
for janitorial service at schools.
Next meeting of the group will be
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at
the school. All citizens of the com
munity are urged to attend.
To Hear Dr. C. G. Davis,
Dr. C. Grier Davis, pastor of the
First Presbyterlap church of Ashe
ville, wlil address the Haywood
County Ministerial association at
its regular meeting Monday at
, Long's Chapel, Lake Junaluska, be.
! ginning at 12:30 p.m. He will speak
i on the subject of "Law Enforce-
All Haywood county ministers
are urged to be present- Dinner
will be served by the ladies of
Holland's Bakery Will
Open In Hazelwood
Holland's Bakery, operated by &.
H. Holland, will open Saturday,
Jan. 31, on the highway in Haael
wood. Mr. Holland announces that the
bakery will specialize in cakes for
weddings, birthdays and other, spe
cial occasions, and offers a variety
oi rous. aougnnuts. pies and pas
tries. - -
Campaign Will Be
Launched Feb. 2 to
Raise $3,000 Bookmo
Some 45 representatives from all
sections of Haywood count v nn
Wednesday set up details for the
launching of a country-wide drive
to raise $3,000 for a bookmobile.
The campaign will get underway
on February 2, and is being spon
sored by the Haywood Public Li
William Medford, general chair
man of the drive, acted as master
of ceremonies at the luncheon
meeting, and named committees' to
stage the campaign. The $3,000
quota was assigned as follows:
Rural areas $700
Canton area 500
Clyde Area 50
Waynesville area 500
Hazel w ood area 250
Much enthusiasm was shown in
the project, especially by the rep
resentatives of the rural areas. A
number spoke on the subject, and
assured the group that their com
munity was vitally Interested.
The committee named to solicit
funds in the rural area is com
posed of Miss Mary Margaret
Smith, chairman, Wayne Corpen
ing, Mrs. Troy Leatherwood, Jack
Messer, Mrs. Hugh Noland, Mrs.
Welch Singleton and Mrs. Jarrett
Mrs. James Wells is general
chairman in the Canton area, and
Mrs. C. E. Brown, Jr., is chairman
of the Clyde section.
W. M. "Bill" Cobb, representing
(Continued on Page Six)
Herb This Week
WiH Meet Wednesday
To Hear Explanation
Of Securing Hospital
The Haywood County Health and
Hospital Council was formed at a
meeting of 14 persons Monday
night at the courthouse, called by
Dr. Mftxy Michal, acting district
health officer, to promote fact-find
ing, and to pool efforts of various
segments of the public in securing
better health services for Haywood
One of the first goals set by the
council is to cultivate public in
terest in expansion of the Hay
wood County Hospital. A second
meeting of the group has been an
nounced by Mrs. Alma K. McCrack
en, secretary, to be held at 7:30
p. m. Wednesday, February 4, at
which time S. K. Hunt, executive
(Continued on Page Six)
Merchants Vote To
Aftef a general discussion of
Wednesday afternoon closing of
stores, the Merchants Association
unanimously voted to continue the
policy at their meeting Tuesday
night in the courthouse, presided
over by David Felmet, president.
A committee was appointed, with
Hugh Massle as chairman, to con
tact town officials in regard to the
keeping of streets cleaner in the
business district. The annual elec
tion of officers was postponed until
the February meeting and incum
bents will serve until that time.
This information Cook .
piled From Records of
Stat Highway PatroD,