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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
No. io EIGHT PAGES United Pre ss and Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
win' T SpsoDd
Successful A Infantile
((Mid has met the
by the national lit
is Foundation for
current "March of
lien over the quota
gone could not be
Islerday, as several
iere to make reports.
"average" will be
lillc area has passed
lita for the polio
tided for this end of
fiarber, chairman of
lounced that all re-
been tabulated, but
the quota had been
pody, treasurer, said
noon, that solicitors
of different phases
kvere still reporting
i the contributions.
county hairmatt olJ ,
the results, and e
fcreciation to all the
fcve of their time and
ors for putting over
le Canton area, told
leer yesterday that
f the county had
the $3,300 assign
to. had several work-
before a final total
ank all my co-work-
'e support and the
ration given during
nas resulted in
fcina Phi dance on
petted $505 for the
Snal Fur ana Leath
fi'on, of A. r. l..,.
check for $100. The
Irted the drive in the
Jieaded by Julius U.
William Wyatt, vice
Carol Whitner, sec-
ub headed the ram.
N of the county, and
operated the dime
e a canvass of the
FCC, is in Mercy
kidney ailment. His
man dished out .
father for Haywood
according to the
a kept bv th
f er at the State Test
fcfjfjl dys. the
d y the slff V
Sow Snow faU
21 1.00 - Jt
jio Drive Goes Over Top
MOHANDAS K. GANDHI, spiritual
leader of India, died after being hit
by three bullets from a a gun
wielded by a Hindu fanatic as
Gandhi was walking to a prayer
service Friday night. The assassin
ation has set off large scale rioting
between different Hindu factions
in the country Gandhi led to inde
pendence, which the government is
using extreme measures to control.
A conspiracy against other leaders
has been. uncovered.
I. H. Powell
Lumberman Died At
Winter Home In
Funeral services for I. H. (Ike)
Powell;; 60, president of the Jack
son Lumber company and Power
Lumber Co. of Canton, who died
of a heart attack at his home in
Lakeland, Fla., Friday at midnight,
r . Zt p
ppZ J 9 Wednesday aft"
V ' '
Mr. Powell engaged in the lum-
b"s'ness f0mfe than 35 years
had been a resident of Canton for
the past 15 years, where he was
active in religious and civic affairs.
His contributions to local needy
and destitute families were many
and interest in the welfare of this
section never lagged. "
A member of the Canton Civitan
club, Mr. Powell also was active in
Masonic circles, being a member of
the Sylva-Dillsboro lodge. He also
was a Shriner.
He was chairman of the building
committee of the Canton First Bap
tist church and an active member
of the Canton Chamber of Com
Born at Tuckaseigee, Jackson
(Continued on page eight)
pod Had Every Type
meaner m January
mercury slid down below the freez
ing point. Only two days failed to
see the mercury get above the
freezing point all day, that was the
14th and 24th. The high reading
for the 14th was 29 and on the 24th
the mercury hit 32 for the high of
The highest reading of the month
was the first day, with 65. The low
est was the 15th, when the mer
cury dipped down to 1.
turing the month, the county
had sleet, snow, rain, sunshine,
frost and fog.
The continued cold weather
caused Lake Junaluska to freeze
over to the extent that an automo
bile was driven out on the ice, it
was learned from lake officials.
Jack Kf oil, national director of
the Political Action Committee,
ayi CIO is opposed' to a third
Asking Special Session
Want Legislature to
Remedy Five Problems
The Haywood Unit of the North
Carolina Educational Association,
at a special meeting last week in
Central Elementary school, went
on record as favoring the calling
of a special session of the General
Assembly to consider some press
ing needs of the public school sys
These needs, announced as not
necessarily listed in the order of
their importance, are:
Reduction of teacher load. -Increase
of building facilities
Increase in teacher salaries.
Better janitorial conditions.
Better transportation conditions.
At a recent state-wide meeting
of the NCEA in Raleigh, at which
the Haywood unit was represented
by Dudley Moore, teacher at
Waynesville Township high school,
the state association adopted a
resolution favoring the calling of
a special session; which the Hay
wood unit considered at its meet
ing Tuesday' afternoon.
A committee was appointed,
oensisting of Dudley Moore, chair
man, Jack Messer and Lawrence
Leatherwood, to .meet with State
Senator William Bedford and Rep
rwhtatfee Glenn Palme-- and
seek their support of this move.
When contacted Friday the two
legislators agreed that the school
needs listed above are worthy of
consideration, and both promised
their support of them.
Both also agreed to write let
ters to Governor Cherry setting
forth their views and requesting
him to call the special session.
The General Assembly meets
regularly every two years, and its
next regular session will begin
in January 1949.
Canton Group Ask
On Teachers' Pay
The Canton high school Parent-
Teacher Association and Canton
unit of NCEA unanimously adopt-.
cd resolutions urging Governor
cherry to caI , ja, sesgjon of
tne Iegislature for action on in
creasing teachers' salaries, and
asking the support of civic and re
ligious groups in this respect.
At a recent meeting of the Can
ton NCEA unit, Superintendent A
J. Hutchins explained that more
than $10,000 in manual arts equip
ment had remained idle at the high
school since 1941 for lack of teach
ers who declined to accept the
(Continued on page eight)
Club Will Stage
Program On Crime
The Canton Exchange Club will
complete plans tonight at their
meeting at the Imperial Hotel for
staging National Crime Preven
J. W. Stone, president of the
club, said yesterday that a. full
week's program will be presented
to the club tonight. The program
will be carried to every high school
and church in Haywood.
A series of programs will be
given over WHCC throughout the
Phone Rate Hiked 25c
There will be a monthly in
crease in residential telephone
rates of 25 cents for persona serv
ed by the Waynesville exchange
of Southern Bell Telephone, com
pany, it was announced Saturday
by J. Lovell Smith, of Asheville,
Increases' also will be in. effect
for Installation fees, and some ad
justments are to be made in spe
cial equipment charges on busi
In Crash On
Several Wrecks Re
ported Over The Week-
End As Roads Become
Sestus Still, 72, of Cleveland.
Tenn., was treated at the Haywood
County hospital for a number of
cuts and bruises sustained in an
automobile collision Friday after
noon on highway 19-A at the junc
tion of the Aliens Creek road, near
The collision occurred about 2:30
p. m. as the Still vehicle, a 1946
Oldsmobile sedan, was attempting
to pass Taxldriver Hubert Lee Par
ton's 1940 Chevrolet sedan. Both
vehicles were heading west on the
highway and according to the re
port of Patrolman O. R, Roberts,
Parton had started to make a left
turn, the two cars sideswiped and
the Oldsmobile continued off the
roadway and hit an electric light
pole, knocking it down.
Partons vehicle was brought to
a stpp on the roadway and neither
be vor the other two occupants -of
the car were injured.
The Tennessee automobile was
badly demolished in its crash with
the light pole and Mr. Still re
ceived cuts on his head and bruises
on his arms and legs. He was
brought by ambulance to the hos
pital and was under treatment un
til Sunday morning.
No arrests were made by the in
vestigating officers, although there
is the possibility of civil litigation
between the drivers of the two ve
hicles. Three Other Wrecks
At least three other wrecks oc-
currcd during the week-end, but
none of the persons involved were
injured sufficiently for medical
care according to information from
officers. On Saturday night two
cars collided on Park street, Can
ton, near the Pigeon river bridge.
Sunday there were two accidents,
one involving a 1936 Ford coach
which went off the highway across
fmm (ho Pallnn Farm hplwppn
ronfm, nH Clvrir tn avoid a head- i
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on collision; ana anoiner venicie ,
left the road and overturned in the!
More Than 300
Town Tags Sold
There were 326 Waynesville auto
tags distributed during the month
of January, reports G. C. Ferguson,
More than 400 were sold last
year and resident drivers who have
not yet purchased theirs are
warned to get them right away. The
1947 tags are no longer good.
Personality Beauty, &
Shop Being Renovated
The Personality Beauty Shop
will be closed today and tomorrow
while the interior is being re
painted, it was announced yester
day by Mrs. Evelyn Heinz, owner.
The shop will open Thursday as
ness lines. However, states Mr.
Smith, the increase will .not affect
monthly rates for business tele
phones or long distance calls,
which were raised over the state
in November 1948.
Southern Bell received author
ity to raise service rates in an
order by the State Utilities Com
mission, released Friday. The com
pany's request' was made, states
Mr, Smith, because of increased
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Yesterday morning committees from all sections of Haywood started to work to raise $3,
000 for a modern bookmobile like the one above. This particular machine is in use in coun
ties west of here! and the results are proving very satisfactory.
First Woman On Haywood Jury
6c Per Hour
Made In Contract
The Upholsterers and Furniture'
Workers' Union, Local 335, of A.'
F. of L., and Unagusta Manufac-1
; turing corporation reached a new
wage agreement after a series of
iunieiHci-s, wnicri resuuec in an- used Miss Edna McKay of
hourly increase of six cents per waynesville, listed among the Brst
hour to all employees covered by I k jurors did not sk to be (x.
the contract, which brings their 1 cused and was chosen for the first
level of pay to the highest point in. jury tria, jcstt.rday afternoon, in
its history. volving a Christmas-time shooting
The agreement aiso made some between several young men at
adjustments in vacation pay for all! Lake Junaluska.
employees who had been with the Prosecuting the case was Dan
company more than five years and;K. Moore of Sylva. who has been
,css tnan one year Insurance ben-:
pfits wprp inrrpaspH
The company advised that due to,
business conditions as well as the;
national effort to stem inflation, no
inrroase in Drire would hp added to1
its Drndurts to cover these in-i
creased costs, but every effort will
be made by the company and em
ployees to offset this increased ex
pense through more
and better manufacturing prod
esses. R. L. Prevost is president of the
Unagusta Corporation. The nego
tiating committee for the union was
composed of Frank Troutman, lo
cal president, M. B. Fortner, Paiil
A. Smith, H. C. Robinson, Jr., J. B.
Hoyle, Jr., W. I. Troutman, How
ell Underwood, Glenn Scruggs,
Claude Norman and Herman Ar
rington. PARK MEETING POSTPONED
The special Joint meeting of the
North Carolina-Tennessee commit
tee for promoting development ctf
the Great Smokies, scheduled to
day in Gatlinburg, has been post
poned because of the weather. :
cost Ol equipment and supplies,
and the higher wages being paid
to employees resulting from the
strike last year.
, The increase is greater in some
areas than here. Asheville and
Wilmington residential rates were
upped 25 cents; Winston-Salem,
Greensboro and Raleigh, 40 cents;
Charlotte 50 cents; all other resi
dential phones in the state, 25
cents; and all rural business
phones, 25 cents.
Starts Drive To Get
Six Cases Tried Mon
day Morning As Feb
ruary Criminal Court
Six judgments were handed
down by Judge Felix E. Alley on
Monday morning as the February
criminal term of Haywood County
Superior Court convened here.
Adding a touch of the unusual to
the session which has no major
cases scheduled were the facts
that this would be Judge Alley's
last court as a regular judge before
retirement, and that a woman sat
on the trial jury, first in the coun
A number of women have been
made eligible for jury service since
the scrolls were changed last sum
mer, but prior to the February
mentioned as the most ,likely sue-
' rnssnr to lhi 20th HistriM inHirinl
bench when Judge Alley retires.
" gianu jury was pick-
ecl b' the court from the first week
J"1"' "st, with David Underwood!
being named foreman. Other mem
bers of the 1948 body are G. C.
Clark, Cash Caldwell. C. A. George,
Joe A. Parks, Dick Moody, J. M.
Palmer. Taylor Wilson, Joe N.
iaie, meineii u. messer, i-iqnage
Caldwell. Rufus Marcus, Boone F.
Cagle, George H. Jones, Aleny
Mehaffey, L. H. Baldwin, Hugh
Ferguson and Way N. Mease,
Cases tried before adjournment
for lunch were:
James Stanley and Geneva Stan
ley pled guilty to operating a
public nuisance. James Stanley
was sentenced to two-years im
prosonment, Geneva Stanley to six
months imprisonment, both sent
ences suspended if the defendants
absent themselves from the county
for a period of two years.
David Hugh Parton pled guilty
to reckless driving, received a nine
mnnthc Epntpnpp in tha ommti. ioii !
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Charles Grady Biggerstaff
(Continued on Page Eight)
The increases will give the com
pany additional net revenue of
$372,504, the commission reported,
"which is not an unreasonable
All residential telephone users,
whether on one, twd or four-party
lines, will feel the 25 cents rate
increase on their February bill.
Service connection charges,' which
have been $2.50 for all types,' will
be increased to $3 for business
and $2.75 for residential phones.
Vernon Steading, 24-year-old em
ployee of the Trailway bus station
restaurant here, is said to be in
fair condition at the Haywood
County hospital where he was tak
en about midnight Sunday night
after drinking from a bottle of ly
sol in what was reportedly a sui-
j eide attempt.
mis employer lor tne past six
; months. Ralph Dills, general man
I ager of the bus station, states that
no reason is known why Steading
would try to end his own life.
Steading is not married and has
been living in a room over the res
taurant in recent months.
While on duty Sunday, according
to Mr. Dills, Steading went to a
back room about 1 1 :40 p. m. After
drinking most of the contents of a
lysol bottle he foil to the floor and
was found a few minutes later and
taken to the hospital. The sheriff's
department was notified by the
Western Carolina Teachers Col
lege will offer gradual? level cour
ses, beginning with the coming
summer term, in cooperation with
the State University.
Pessimists and Optimists Pleased By
Of Weather For Six Weeks
The question of the day
"Did the groundhog see his
That all depends upon the time
of day the sup
ventured from his
cozy den.' If he
decided to look
before 10:30, he
saw gray, overcast
skies, and not the
slightest trace of the overwhelming
sunshine later in the day.
If he ventured forth after 10:30
he could have easily mistaken the
day for a rare day in June. The
bright, warm sun gave a spring
like atmosphere and the only re
minder that winter was still here
was the patches of snow in Well
Not knowing how to interpret
the "shadows" of the day, we ven
tured forth and picked the most
optimistic person we could find and
asked them their interpretation,
and got this reply: "Sure, it is only
six weeks until spring."
Then we sought a person, known
Of 7 Streets
Will Spend From Capi
tal Reserve Fund In
Reserve Fund in
The Waynesville Board of
Aldermen authorized the ex
penditure of $24,000 for pav
ing on seven streets in the
residential sections of town
and enlargement of the Chest
nut Park Drive water line at
a special meeting last week.
Money for the improvements
will be taken from the town's
capital reserve fund, now invested
in government bonds, and will not
incur any additional indebtedness.
Streets to be paved, if the $24,
000 is sufficient, are Chestnut
Park Drive (Shingle Cove), Hospi
tal Street, Balsam Street, Lee
Street, Oak Street and Howell
Street. The improvement plan was
presented by Aldermen T. Henry
Gaddy and David Cabe.
An engineer will be secured to
make specifications of the desired
work, after which the town will
advertise for bids from road-paving
firms and have the construc
tion done by contract. Preliminary
arrangements will probably be
completed in order for work to
begin by spring.
;ThB:,Vattr ' lifte sefvrro? the
Chestnut Park Drive area, now of
one and one-half inch diameter
and inadequate for the .number of
users, will be replaced with a four
inch line; to be included in the
$24,000 appropriation. Pipe for
this project has already been se
cured by the town.
Mayor J. H. Way, Jr. and Alder
man Tom Siringfleld, who have
been in ill health, were present
for the meeting Wednesday after
noon at the Town Hall, making it
the first full meeting of the board
(Continued on Page Eight)
S. K. Hunt Will
The Haywood County Health
and Hospital Council, organized
last week, will hold its second
meeting Wednesday evening, at
7:30 o'clock in the courthouse,
when S. K. Hunt of Asheville will
outline the procedure of applying
for state and federal funds to be
used in hospital construction.
Joe S. Davis is president of the
council and Frank Campbell of
Canton is vice president .Function
of the council is to promote fact
finding and coordination in plan
ning hospital and health services.
for theW pessimism, and to the
same question, got this answer:
"Yes-s-s, there will be six more
weeks of winter."
So there you have it, dear read
er. Vou can take the answer you
(This Information Com
piled From Records of
State Highway Patrol