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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
ithin 20 miles of
No. 12 EIGHT PAGES United Press and Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1948
In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Turn Over Gavel
an K. Moore
hg the principals that
his artinns rinrinff IS
jfive weeks on the bench
everyday life. Judge
J ley staled that he was
fcave earned the reputa-
ph Carolina's most hu-
junst at the testimonial
triday evening on the
his retirement from
Iperior Court duty.
ilock today the Waynes-
will be tendered a com-
Kaleigh as emertrenev
lerve at the call of the
'hen his health has re-
will be Dan K. Moore
fr'ho will take his gavel
JliflBe of the 20th riic.
Baxter C. Jones nf Rrv-
fchc) Will rPDlarp Mrrrn
f as paid to Judge Alley
'moniai dinner, held at
""Use under the snnn-
the Haywood Cnnntv
Ption and the First Na-
anrl the announce
successor received en-
acelaim. Tom llrppn
e Haywood bar group,
F'llion to the hnnnr
k capacity of work and
'"t Practice of the Gold-
s high ethics in his
i ana described
IS a DfTsnn u'hn A..u
k. v,.. i,w LUU1U
Urnin 0nin.lt. i
r v.cua man any
Pnew." W. Roy Francis,
r me bounty Bar As
1 the First National
of the splendid exam
Judge Alley's life, and
fssors ideals as n i-
E FOR RALEIGH
l"e5', Judee . ripiisn.t.
by The Mountaineer
ay morning for a press
re leaving for Raleigh
e'r Emissions. Ben
three to the state
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Retires As Regular Judge Of 20th District
FELIX E. ALLEY, pictured above in his library beside
li today to retire from his regular judicial position and become an emergency judge
Ite's Superior Court circuit. Writer of a number of
a collection of notes used in his years on the bench that he may edit for publica
presided at his final regular court here last week and was honored with a testi-
inner on Friday night. His is the largest private library in Haywood county, con-
ftany religious and early historical books as well as those of a legal nature.
dge Alley Retires Today
C. Of C. Farm
All Committees Are
Urged by Corpening
to Submit 1948 Goals
A meeting of the agricultural
committee of the Chamber of
Commerce has been called for 7:30
o'clock tonight in the county
agent's office a't the courthouse by
chairman Richard Barber, at which
time projects for the current year
will be outlined.
Committee members include Mr.
Barber, Howard Clapp, Paul Da
vis, John Boyd, C. T. Francis,
James Kirkpatrick, C- B. McCrary.
Noble Garrett, Mrs. W. D. Ketner.
David Felmct and Glenn Palmer.
All committees have been re
quested by President Wayne Cor
pening to select projects in the
fields to which they are assigned,
and submit them to the secretary.
All reports must be in within the
next few days, since the chamber's
executive committee will assimi
late the projects for presentation
at the board of directors at the
latter's February 17th meeting.
R. R. Bennett To
R. R. Bennett, extension tobac
co specialist from State College,
will address the Burley growers of
Haywood county at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday in the courtroom.
Mr. Bennett will discuss the
preparation for tobacco plant beds
and the prevention and treatment
of tobacco diseases. He will illus
trate his talk with the showing of
In addition to the general meet
ing, the specialist will talk to 4-H
and FFA boys Thursday morning
at Fines Creek and Thursday af
ternoon at Crabtree. weather permitting.
Eagle Store Ready To
Modernize And Expand
Workmen are scheduled to be
gin this week on a general modern
izing program of the Eagle Five
and Ten Cent Store. Plans call for
a modernistic "all-view" plate
glass front, new tile floor, stream
line lighting, and changes in the
floor plans to give more display
and counter space. The rest rooms
will be removed from the firt
floor to the basement, according to doors.
PHOTO BY INGRAM'S STUDIO
his Boyd Avenue home, is in
ballads and two books, Judge
Race As 5th
John Armstrong An-
! nounces As Surprise
J Candidate for Secre-
I tary of State
W. Kerr Scott resigned his post
i as stiite Agricultural Commissioner
to enter the five-cornered race for
governor in one of North Caro
lina's most significant political de
velopments last week.
Scolt will seek the Democratic
primary nominal ion in company
I with Treasurer Charles
son. R. Mayne Albright
! Barker and Olla Boyd,
I John T. Armstrong,
I spector for the State Utilities Com
mission and former commander of
! the Stale Highway Patrol. an
nounced as a surprise candidate
i for the office of Secretary of State
against incumbent Thad Eure.
i Two Tar Heel congressmen.
John II. Folger of the fifth district
and J. Bayard Clark of the sev
; enth district, have announced that
they will not seek re-election.
Associate Justice Sam Erwin of
Morganton, recently appointed by
Gov. Cherry to fill the unexpired
term on the state Supreme Court
of Michael Schenck. has given word
that he will run for re-election to
a full term.
(Haywood County Public Library)
Amount to raise $2,874
Miss Elizabeth Leatherwood, man
ager. This is the fourth time in the
past 12 years that the local store
of the organization has been en
larged. The firm now operates 42
stores, this being among their larg
Under the new program, the
store will have but two display
windows, and four large all-glass
Tentative Plans Are
To Raise Haywood
Hospital To 100
A preliminary application for
federal-state funds to supplement
county funds in the construction
of an addition to the Haywood
County Hospital is being prepared
by S. K. Hunt, executive secretary
of the Asheville Hospital Associa
tion, and Lindsey M. Gudger, Ashe
The decision to draw up a pre
liminary application was made at
the meeting last Wednesday of the
Haywood County Health and Hos
pital Council in tlie courtroom
here, which Mr. Hunt and Mr.
Gudger attended. The application
will be given the Haywood Board
of Commissioners, who may sign it
and forward the request tor tunds
to the state Medical Care Commis
sion. Discussion at the council meet
ing indicated that the application
would be for enough money to
raise the hospital from its present
oiricial capacity rating of 51 beds
(unofficially it has attained a larg
er rating by crowding ;ts facilities)
to become a 100-bed institution.
Present costs in hospital eon
slruction are estimated at $1:2.00(1
per bed space, which would with
certain needed alterations in t la
old building entail an expense of
approximately $000,000 for Hie to
tal improvement. The Medical Care
Commission, following a survey ol
the state, has decided thai Hay
wood county must furnish only 2D
per cent or the total cost, which
means thai if present plans are car
ried through Haywood citizens
would have to raise approximately
$200,001) by bond issue.
Al the council meeting last week
Dr. V. H. Duckett of I anion. Mi s.
Irene Rogers, hospital superintend
ent, and M. E. Davis, hospital busi
ness manager, called attention to
lhe need of an obstetrical door at
tile hospital. During 1947. it was
pointed out. over l.tiati bauies v. ere
delivered, with an average ot )7
beds available, no labor rooms ami
no segregation ef pediatric nan.
Joe Davis, president of the recently-formed
council, presided at
the meeting, which had a small
but enthusiastic attendance.
Mr. Gudger has been employed
for several months by lhe county
commissioners to prepare archi
tectural plans for the proposed hos
pital addition. His plans are being
drawn in keeping with state re
quirements. Mr. Hunt commented I hat the
Asheille Hospital Association was
keenly interested in the improve
ment of other Western North Car
olina institutions because the hos
pitals in his home city are strained
to meet local needs.
If the preliminary application is
signed by the county commission
ers. Mr. Gudger plans to meet with
the Medical Care commission while
it goes over tlie application.
Rotarians Hear Of
Rotarians heard Wayne Corp
ening discuss the new artificial
breeding of dairv cows, and the
atisfactorv results that have been
uuiauieu uuouiiuui uie nation.
Howard Clapp had charge of the
program, and pointed out in his
introductory remarks, the growth
of the program and the interest na
tionally known dairymen are show
ing. Six visitors were present for the
Ad Sold The
Property : ;
Mr. Caldwell ran the following
want ad in two editions of The
Mountaineer, and found a ready
buyer for the property.
FOR SALE One house and lot,
close in. See Harrison Caldwell
or Phone 606, Waynesville.
Want ads are inexpensive, yet
so effective. I
Lane To Be
Expected To Be In
Operation By Febru
ary 16 for 8- County
Boundary Street has been chos
en as the place lor the automobile
cheeking lane in Waynesville, ex
pected to be in operation February
lb, reports G. L. Ferguson, town
A representative of the Stale
Department of Motor Vehicles
which lias charge of the mechan
ical inspection program, was here
last wecK to select a site lor the
checking lane. In accordance witn
the new law. every nioior vehicle in
the stale is required to undergo the
mechanical inspection once lim
ing 1948 and twice a year in the
Waynesville is headquarters for
the u 1st net mat takes in eight
mountain counties. C. 1. Sawyer
of Koblnnsville has been announc
ed as supervisor ot the lane.
Part of boundary Street will be
blocked oil lrom other traffic
wniie tlie inspection lane is in op
eration, slates Mr. Ferguson. Ten
tative plans are tor the lane to be
I in Waynesville lor approximately
t0 days, then move to oilier towns
i in Uie area served.
enicles may he inspected in
j any ol the -4(1 lanes sei up in the
suite, there Ik'iiik no reijuireir.eiil
(that a driver have Ins vehicle in
spected in his home district.
; Group To Attend
Dr. Mary Miehal. aeliug district
'health oilicei'. and seven nurses
; from lhe riishiel staff, will attend
la venereal disease control program
session ol lhe .V C. Society ol So
cial Hygiene on Febiuary 10 at
Chapel Hill. Aiu'inoon and even
ing sessions will he held, featur
i ing a tali; by Dr. H J. Heller.
I chief ol the venereal disease divi-
sion ol the I. S. Public Health
Nurses lioni Haywood county
! w Jin will alleml are Mrs. Alma K.
, ;k('i acken, Alls. Howard Hrvson,
I H'a nesvilie: and Mrs. Klaine Gill.
(.'anion. Ilie district nurses from
'Sylva. Cherokee and iiiysun City
I also aie expected to attend the
Rural Phone Meet
All i eMclciils el the Crahlree and
Iron mi, i sections, aiui ii'iose De
iween Lake Jiei.nn n.i ana linn
uun. w no desire rural Uiepnone
sei v ice are inviieii to ailenu at
meeting V cuiicsday evening at
rabtree-lron Inui Iiihii school
caned Dv County Am nl vayne
i ue niect in is being held to
explain toe piuolenis ln.il siand n.
the vav oi t onsti uci ing a tcepnouc
line in Ihat aiea. and woiic uu.
means to overt oine teese oDsiaeles.
ivir. corpening stales, u win star,
at V:jU p. in.
AAA Report For Past
Year Should Be Signed
Approximately 7U0 til the 1.97b
Haywood tanners who carried oui
Agricultural Conservation Fro
gram practices during 197 have
signed their yearly report, entitling
them to AAA payments, announces
Miss Mary Sue Crocker, chiei
clerk. All others are urged to sign
iheir reports before Feb. 16".
'lhe aeadline lor stating what
material will be used in the 194t
ACP program is March 15. AAA
payments this year will be 25 cenlt
an acre for cropland and paslurt
practices, with not less than $3 to
be assigned each farm.
Worl4 Day Ot Prayer
To Be Marked Thursday
The World Day of Prayer
will be observed by churches
of the community with a serv
ice at the Waynesville Presby
terian church on Thursday af
ternoon, February 12, at 3:00
Mrs. Bonner Ray, president
of the Woman's Society of the
Methodist church, will serve as
leader of the program.
The public is invited to attend.
Heads Red Cross
LEO WEILL has been named as
chairman of the annual fund
campaign drive for the American
Hod Cross chapter here. The quota
assigned this chapter is $3,235.
Mrs. Virgil Smith Is
Club Is Sponsoring
Mrs. Virgil Smith has been se
lected by the Woman's Club, spon
sor of the event, to serve as chair
man for the American Cancer So
ciety campaign in Haywood coun
ty, with Ernest Green named co
chairman for Hnzelwood and Mrs.
Caii Welle co-chairman for Can
ton. .Workers reprresenUng' civic Sclubs
and other groups have been an
nounced by Mrs. Smith.
Educational phases of the cam
paign will be carried out during
the next two months, emphasizing
the work of the American Cancer
Society in combatting the disease.
April has been proclaimed by
congress as National Cancer Month
and at that time an appeal will be
made for funds to support the so
Public health records show that
one mil of every oighl persons w ho
die in America is a victim of can
cer Kach M'ar the death toll lrom
lhe disease has been climbing
higher. In 1946 it took the lives
of 21 persons in Haywood county
2. .12 in the state, and during the
first nine months of 1947 cancer
was given as the cause of 18 deaths
in this county.
The primary mission of the
American Cancer Society is selling
up research projects to gain more
knowledge about the disease and
heller methods to fight it.
Workers and the organizations
Ihev represent are, for Waynes
ville: Mrs. Charles Ray, Jr., Wom
an's Club: Mrs. Herbert Uraren,
Beta Sigma Phi; MisS Betsy Jane
Quinlan. Book Club; Mrs. Hoy
C ampbell, Civic League and VFW
uxiliary: Miss Mary Margaret
Smith and W. A. Corpening. rural
areas: Dr. Mary Michal. District
Health Department: Mrs. Hurst
Burgin. Legion Auxiliary; Mrs. Joe
Howell. Girl Scouts; Mrs. Noble
flarretl. U. D. C; Mrs. Joe Liner,
Kastern Star: Mrs. Thad Howell,
'Continued on Page Three)
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Massie
and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Massie of
Waynesville attended the 36th an
nual convention of Theater Own
L'i's of North and South Carolina,
held Feb. 1-3 at the Charlotte ho
Schools Close Today As
Another Snow Arrives
Winter skies opened early Mon
day morning to loose another dust
pan of snow over Haywood county.
Milder temperatures than accom
:ompanied the previous snows were
jrevailing yesterday afternoon,
with the thermometer still above
lhe freezing point. Roads were
sloshy, but not dangerously packed.
The snow, which started about
3:30 a.m. in Waynesville, was still
coming down at 4 p.m. yesterday
and had reached a depth of three
inches. Weather Bureau forecast
was for "more snow and continued
cold" in the northwestern portions
of th tatp todav with an expected
Red Cross Roll Call
To Be Next Month
Has Been Acting Head
For Year and Half;
Mayor Way Named
Dr. Mary Michal, acting district
health officer for the past IVi
years, was appointed health officer
at the recent annual meeting of
the District Board of Health at
George A. Brown, Jr.. was re
elected chairman of the health
board, and J. II Way, Jr., mayor of
Waynesville, was appointed an ex
officio member of the board to fill
a vacancy caused by the withdraw
al of Transylvania county from the
Dr. A. P. Cline of Canton, one of
lhe public members whose term
expired this year, was re-elected to
this position for a four-year term.
The nine member board governs
public health activities in Haywood,
Jackson, Swain and Macon coun
ties. Dr. Michal, as health officer,
serves as secretary of the group.
Dr. Michal assumed the duties
of health officer upon the resigna
lion of Dr. C. N. Sisk to take charge
of the district which has headquar
ters in Morganton.
Funeral services for Charles
Frank Moody, 82, will be held at
the home in the Iotla community
of Macon county this afternoon at
2:30 o'clock with the Rev. Charles
D. Parker and the Rev. R. P. Mc
Craeken officiating. Interment
will be in the Franklin cemetery.
Mr. Moody died Sunday morning
at his home follow ing an illness of
Active pallbearers will be Jim
Swalfortl, Will Swafford. Paul
Swallord. Haughton Swafford, Ar
vil SwalTord. W. T. Tippett, Will
Childers and Boyd Burrell.
Honorary pallbearers will be M.
L. Dowdle, Henry W. Cabe, Fred
W. Arnold, Grovcr Jamison, Sr.. A.
H. Slagle and Richard S. Jones, all
directors of the Bank of Franklin.
(Continued on Page Five)
Seaman McElroy Home
For 30 Days' Leave
Seaman 1c J. C. McElroy, son
of H. F. McElroy of Fines Creek,
arrived home Thursday to spend
a 30-day leave. In the Navy for
four and one-half years, he served
on an LST in the Mediterranean
and Atlantic areas during the re
Seaman McElroy recently enlist
ed for another three-year period
in the U. S. Navy, and will return
to duty at Norfolk, Va., where he
is assigned to the transport APC
MAKES DEAN'S LIST
Rachel Metcalfe, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Metcalfe of
Waynesville, made the dean's list
of Florida Southern College, Lake
land, with "B" averages for the
1 accumulation up to eight inches.
Schools were let out early Mon
day and will be closed all day Tues
day to avoid the danger of school-
bus accidents. Supt. Jack Messer
announces that the decision as to
opening schools on Thursday will
be announced over radio station
No joad accidents had been re
ported as The Mountaineer went to
The Slate Test Farm thermome
ter dipped to 33 degrees on Satur
day, and recorded a low of 35 de
Weill Named Chair
man of Annual Red
Cross Drive In Way
Committee chairmen are lo meet
this week with Leo Weill to com
plete plans for the annu.il fund
campaign drive for the Red t ro,;.
Mr. Weill is fund chairman of tile
Waynesville chapter, and Rev. M.
R. Williamson, is chapter chair
man. The quota for this chapter this
year is $3,233, and the campaign
will get underway March first and
continue until March 15th. it was
announced. The national quota this
year is 75 millions.
Plans are to have over 100 vol
unteer workers make the campaign
in this area. Several have already
enlisted for duty, and assignment?
to others will be made this week.
"This chapter has always made
the assigned quota, and I am con
fident that under Mr. Weill's lead
ership ,the 1948 quota will also be
met," Chairman Williamson said.
The Waynesville chapter has a
full time executive secretary, Mrs.
Ethel Fisher, with offices in tlie
Already several interested par
ties have sent in their contributions
lo the drive, Mr. Williamson said.
On Feb. 16
Three Scouts To Re
ceiy Eagle Award
At Honor Court
The court of honor for the Pi
geon River District, Daniel Boone
Council, Boy Scouts of America,
will be held Monday night, Febru
ary 16, at 7:30 p. m., in the court
room at Waynesville. Hugh K.
Terrell, district chairman of ad
vancement, will preside over the
court of honor, and be assisted by
Bob Garner, field scout executive.
Three scouts from Troop 4, Can
ton, Harry S. Holland, George Earl
Seeley and Francis L. Piess, will
receive the Eagle rank award, the
highest in scouting,,
The Pigeon River district com
mittee will hold its regular monthly
business meetinir immediately aft.
I er the court of honor. W. P.
Whitesides of Bethel, district chair
man, will preside over the meeting.
Plans for the coming adult mem
bership enrollment vviH be an
nounced. Boy Scout Week is now under
ivay, having begun Sunday when
the scouts of Troop 2, Waynesville.
attended morning services together
at the First Methodist church. On
Wednesday evening the Waynes
ville scouts will be guests of the
Champion YMCA for swimming
$305 In Food Is
Sent To Europe
The board of directors of Rotary
held their monthly meeting in the
study of Rev. M. R. Williamson,
president, last night. A number of
civic matters were discussed.
Mr. Williamson reported that
$305 had been spent by the club
on food packages sent to F.urope.
The club will be guest of Day
ton Rubber Company for luncheon,
and a tour of the plant on next
(This Information Com
piled From Records of
SUte Highway Patrol)