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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1948
$3.00 In Arlvutue In Haywood and Jackson Counties
and Umiy With
ead County-Wide Program
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Groceries Show Price
KE, president of the
kchange Club, is head-
CIIARLES WORLEY, active official
of the Canton Exchange Club,
H -k S Preram f aV 7:80. He win d "Cm
in Hay- prevention Week".
Photos by Ingram's Sludio.
I n x- TIT 1
ne rrevenuon weeK
Be Observed Next
f 1 T T T 1
k in naywooa uounty
nton Is Sponsor
wide program has been
the Canlon Exchange
rime Prevention Week
underway on Sunday,
o J. W., Stone, presi-
lorning a number of
tstors will use the sub-
f Pic for their sermons,
lit the week, sneakers
:at every high school in
and each evening for
speaker will make an
f WHCC at 7:30 p. m.
Hons and the county
(Id open house during
lr. Stone said, and on
Inight, civic clubs of the
aiidvL- representatives at
We meeting in Canton, I
finer ot the F. B. I. of
Jill speak. The dinner
I be held at the Inl
and will start at 7:30.
announced the follow
of hipli school speak-
Bethel. a. m., Rev.
fmson. of Wavnesville
"ie Exchange Club
'insisting of Neil Mc-
ivin 1'arker, J. W.
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I - K. J0neS
Beware It Is
Friday The 13th
Today is Friday the 13th.
For many people it is just an
other Friday, Jet to those in
clined to be superstitious, it is
a day to keep a keen eye peeled
against omens of bad luck.
This is the first of the only
two Fridays the 13th io Come in
1948. The other will come next
So if you are of the supersti
tious type, look out for black
cats, ladders and be careful not
to spill salt, and handle all mir
rors with eare. VVIiilp it is alr.
those who took care to set up iDaytOll Rubber Co.
" ' i tiic iigii, siuc ui uic uru tuia
morning are in for a "lucky
day" according: to our Friday the
A Haywood county airport is in
cluded in the nation-wide building
and improvement plan proposed by
the Civil Aeronautics Administra
tion, announced in a news release
from Washington on Tuesday.
For North Carolina, the CAA
proposed the construction of 46
new airports and improving the fa
cilities of 40 existing ones.
Total cost of the new ones would
be $(i,353,000 of which the federal
government would furnish $2,919,
000. No money has been aDDro-
priated for them. Improvements
proposed for the existing 40 would
cost $11,136,000, which would in
clude $5,349,000 fiOm the federal
The CAA's national plan, termed
a three-year project, proposes the
spending of $1,048,500,000 to build
or improv 4,835 airports through
out the United States.
New airports in North Carolina
listed in the fclan include the Hay
wood county airport, one at.Boone
Blowing Rock. Shelby. West Jeffer-
and five seajnane bases at High
Point, Fayetteville, Morehead City,
Swanquarter and Wrightsville
Figure In Court Changes
Board 01 Education Has
Architect's Plans Ready,
Cost is Down Need Money For Projects
THESE THREE MEN figured in court changes of the 20th
judicial district on Tuesday when they appeared in Gov
ernor Cherry's office in Raleigh. Left to riht, Solicitor Bax
ter C. Jones of Bryson City; Judge Felix Alley, who retired
Tuesday, and Judge Dan K. Moore, who was named to fill
Judge Alley's unexpired term. This photograph was made
in the office of The Mountaineer just before the three left for
Raleigh Monday morning. Photo by Ingram's Studio.
Rotarians To See
V Senator William
Crablree with the Ex
' committor- nui r-
fc ' ' (1 1
P'one and Rme a
" m un
lock Senator Mrni
lj'de ''igh school, ac-
?y the following com-
Fro(l Smathers, Bill
""u and Ruffner
cdncsday the cniintv.
fcooi; . . .
r"""s ai the Imperial
f ines Creek. Palrnl-
I'l'ts. speaker at in
Man Who Drank
It Was Whiskey
Of Events On
Vernon Steading, 24. who was
released from the Haywood hospi
tal on February 6, after being
treated for injuries sustained from
drinking Lysol,. has asked The
Mountaineer to publish the follow
"Contrary to press reports, I did
not attempt to commit suicide on
Sunday, February 1st. Here are the
facts. I started drinking whiskey
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Plant Here Today
The Waynesville Rotary Club
will be luncheon guests of Dayton,
Rubber company today at 1 p. m. I
After luncheon, the members
will be taken on a tour of the
plant. This is the first time the
group has been through the plant
since it was converted to peace
, The invitation was extruded the
dub hy J. G. McKinley. general
manager of the plant here.
School Holiday Extended
as -men anow weakens
Rural Roads In Haywood
!s Dealer Here
hevrnM ,nmnn .
as 01ri,m;:"' ' "
Iiiiu --"'iic ueaier
The new 1948
"" be on display here
M. D. Watkins
lnv'tes the nhi;.
To Start Campaign On
Monday for Bookmobile
W. M. "Bill" Cobb, chairman of
the Merchants Association commit
tee, has announced that his com
mittee will start Monday morning
soliciting members for donations
to the Bookmobile drive.
A county-wide quota of $3,000
has been set up to get a book
mobile for the Haywood County
VFW To Meet Monday In
Episcopal Parish House I
Report on Recent
Slightly more than 4.000 pounds j
of goods, pr'.icinclly clothing, was
Haywood Memorial Post No. collected in the western section of
6767, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Haywood county for the church
and Auxiliary, will hold their reg-1 sponsored "Fill a Ship With
ular meeting at 7:30 p. m. Monday, Friendship" overseas relief drive.
February 16. in the Episcopal par- reports the Rev. R. L. Young,
ish house on Haywood street
Commander Roy Campbell urges
all overseas veterans to attend
this meeting, as several matters of
importance to them will be taken
up. Refreshments will be served
by the Auxiliary.
Girl Scouts Assisting
In Cancer Society Drive
Girl Scouts of Mountain Laurel
Troop are making coin containers
to be used in the drive to support
the American Cancer Society, re
ports Mrs. Virgil Smith, drive
chairman for Haywood county. Mrs.
Joe Harreil is leader for the troop.
Dr. R. S. Roberson has been
chosen to represent the Boosters
Club of Hazelwood fn the drive,
which will be staged "u-ing April.
Brush Burners Are Urged
To Get Permits By Warden
h United Pre,
lb. 13 noi
"nd possibly som.
H by the staff of the
M". Min. fall
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Urging the cooperation of all
Haywood county citizens, Forest
Warden R. E. Caldwell requests
that burning permits be secured,
and general safety rules followed,
while burning brush, ditch banks
or fields during the coming spring
State law requires that a permit
be held by anyone before igniting
any material that is within 500 feet
of woodlands or over 500 feet away
from a dwelling house between the
dates of Feb. 1 and June 1, also
Oct. 1 and Nov. 30.
AU burning should be done
when fire is easily controlled
preferably after 4 p.m. when the
wind is not blowing and on days
when the woods are not dry. Mr.
Caldwell also reminds persons
with burning permits that they are
responsible for their fires, and to
be sure and have available help to
control any burning that is done.
Mr. Caldwell reports that Hay
wood county is becoming more
concerned with the preservation of
forests. Last year there were ap
proximately 1,200 burning permits
issued by authorized agents, who
are accessible to all Sections of the'
county. During the .year there
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chairman for this area.
The goods have been packaged
and sent to World Service Center,
New Windsor. Md.. from where
they will be shipped to Europe for
distribution to the needy.
An interdenomniational drive in
North Carolina, pastors and lay
men from all churches in the local
area cooperated in the drive, which
started in late January. A similar
drive has been carried out in the
The chairman states that he is
grateful for the cooperation of all
(Continued on Page Two)
I Officials Plan To Pte-
open Schools Monday
If Koad Conditions
Monday's seven-inch snow and
the liKhl rains lli.it followed'
have caused a nonrl share of the
secondary roads of Haywood coun
ty to reach a near impassable con-'
dition. and extended the school
holiday from Tuesday through to
day. School will reopen Monday morn
ing if at al' possible, Superintend-.
enl .lack Me ser staled yesterday . !
This d'-pemis upon the condition
ol roads, however, and it there is
more rain or snow the February
school holiday will necessarily be
continued next week. As with the
"flu" holiday of last winter, the
time will be made up at the end
of the school term.
D. Reeves Nnland. Haywood
county member of the Slate High
way and I'ublic Works Commis
sion, commended school officials
for their action.
"By keeping school busses and
their chains off secondary roads
in Haywood county, they have
saved the taxpayers several thou
sand dollars in maintenance costs,"
Schools were closed early Mon
day afternoon as the biggest snow
of the winter was falling, reaching
(Continued on Page Two)
Drop in Commodity
Market Already Be
ing Felt in Local
Haywood housewives were be
ginning to enjoy the downward
trend of food prices this week, as
the commodity market dropped
steadily since last week. Yester
day the stock markets were closed
in observance of Lincoln's birth
day. A general survey of several groc
ers here Thursday revealed that
lard was as much as 22 cents lower
on a 4-pound carton than a week
Breakfast bacon was down about
8 cents, and fat back was 2 cents
lower. One store was offering all
pork sausage at 6 cents lower than
Sugar is down 55 cents on a 100
pounds, while flour dropped as
much as 28 cents on some brands
of 25-pound sacks. Other brands
dropped about 12 to 13 cents, the
Some caned goods are lower.
The survey showed that fruit cock
tail in some stores dropped 6'i
cents a c;. .
Grocers said buyers were not
slocking jy, iut. buying just nor
mal supplies. All shoppers ap
peared happy in finding some of
Hie prices lower.
Some clothing merchants said
they were receiving shipments of J
cotton goods that were not sched- i
uled for shipment until March or
later. No changes were noted in !
prices on any cotton goods as of;
yesterday, although cotton dropped
$10 a bale on the stock market.
The Haywood Board of Education yesterday brought out
blueprints for new school buildings, and several plans for im
proving other school buildings, just to show that they were
ready for starting a school betterment program as so urgent
ly recommended in the recent grand jury's report.
"We have had these plans for some time, but have had to
wait until some money was available. These plans are worth
less without money," Jack Messer, county superintendent,
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Fia:l V. ' AIMI'iSUI.I. of Waynes
vi I If, who with .terry Rogers at
tended the executive committee
meeting last Saturday of the to. C.
Young Democrats in Greensboro.
was appointed organizer for the
western district which takes in all
counties west of Greensboro. The
meeting last week ottered Senator
John Sparkinan of Alabama as key
note speaker, introduced by Sen.
Umstead. All five gubernatorial
canauiales attended the session.
Canton VFWi Red Cross Drive
Will Erect To Meet Tuesday K
D. Reeves Koland Elated
That Johnson Advocates
All-Wealher Sural Roads
"All of Haywood's secondary
roads that have less than 3 inches
of crushed stone, are in bad condi
tion," D. Reeves Noland, highway
commissioner told The Mountain
"I am glad Jack . Messer is keep
ing school buses off many of the
roads, because it would make bad
matters worse. I think Mr. Messer
acted wisely in keeping the schools
Mr. Noland said bis mail was in
creasing daily, as were the number
of delegations calling to consult
with him about highways.
"There is not a thing that can
be done right now about secondary
roads. You can't combat the weath
er, and the only way to have bet
ter rural roads is to build them
for all-weather travel.
"The State Highway Department
will never have enough money to
build all-weather secondary roads.
That is the reason Charles M.
Johnson, yesterday advocated issu
ance of highway bonds in suffici
ent amount to allow us to go for
ward on a broad basis with the
construction of all-weather, farm-to-market
roads throughout North
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Valentine Dance Sat
urday Will Raise
Funds For Cemetery
The Kdwards-Clark-Mcsscr post.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, will
sponsor a Valentine dance at the
Canton Armory Saturday night
Proceeds from the dance will be
used to erect a marker in the Me
morial Plot of Bon-a-Venture cem
etery, commemorating soldiers of
World War II who lost their lives
in service for their country.
Music for the dance will be fur
nished by "Sonny" Stone and his
Tommy Teens orchestra. Tickets
at $2.50 per couple are on sale at
all drug stores in Canton, and lim
ited table reservations arc avail
able. The marker, said to be one of
he largest yet to be erected in
Haywood county, has already been
contracted for, and plans now are
to have it ready to be unveiled in
special ceremonies on Memorial
(Continued on Page Twoi
Committee chairman for the an
i nual Red Cross Roll Call will meet
with I,eo Weill, campaign chair
man, on Tuesday afternoon, Febru
ary 17. at 4 o'clock, in the Red
Cross Room al the Court House.
At this time committees will be
set up and plans will be completed
for the campaign which will be
started March 1.
Serving with Mr. Weill will be
the following: chairman of advance
gifts and movies. J. E. Massie;
chairmen of Industrial division.
Ned Tucker and Ben Colkitt; chair
men ol business districts, Tom
I.ec, Claud Allen. W. A. Bradley
and Dick Bradley; chairman of
residential division. Mrs. J. H.
Woody; chairman of rural area,
.lack Messer; chairman of profes
sional groups. Alvin Ward; chair
men for Junaluska area, Mrs. Hal
lett Ward and S. E. Connatser; and
chairman of hospitals, Mrs. Rufus
Non - soliciting chairmen are:
publicity , Mrs. Ben Sloan and ra
dio. Elmer MacFarland.
Also assisting in the campaign
will be Rev. Malcolm Williamson,
chapter chairman; Joe Davis, chap
ter secretary; and Mrs. Ethel Fish
er, executive secretary.
Plans arc to have around 100
volunteer workers in the area to
raise to quota of 53,235 which has
been assigned to this chapter.
Along with the blueprints, there
were a group of estimates as to
what it would cost to improve the
buildings, and construct several
badly needed new ones. The total
amounted to about a million and
a half dollars.
George Brown, county manager,
manifested keen interest in the
school board's program, which he
has gone over carefully. In dis
cussing the proposal, he said: "tin
der our present state laws, the
county would have to provide all
of the money for building and Im
proving the school plants. Neither
the state or federal government
make any supplements for building
schools. The whole financial bur
den rests entirely upon the people
of the county.
"To carry out this proposed pro
gram, which I think is splendid,
would mean an election and the
people vote their approval for the
county to sell bonds to finance the
building program. Under present
conditions the bonds could be sold
under u plan to have them paid off
in about 20 years," the county
manager explained further,
jn. checking the. records yester
day, it " was "found Shat Haywnod
has not had a school building pro
gram since the late thirties, with
the exception of three buildings
erected under the WPA program.
In 1940 the Hazelwood elementary
school, the Bethel vocational build
ing, and the Clyde school were
built under a WPA agreement. In
1936 the Waynesville junior high
was erected as a PWA project.
The last school to be built out
right by the county was 11 years
ago. when the Crabtree school was
constructed in 1937. Two years be-
that, the Aliens Creek school
The board of education gave a
contract for erection of the Sau
nook school in 1942, and shortly af
terwards all building restrictions
were placed on such projects, due
to the war. Steel wag already on
the ground when the restriction or
ders were received.
"While the school building pro
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Look Out, Men!
Have Leap Year Theme
Man the lifeboats, men! Tomor
row is Valentine Day, and what
the mail man brings may cook your
Leap Year goose.
Greeting card makers have pro
vided some rhymes of the time for
Valentine Day of 1948. One, which
is candidly titled "A Leap Year
Lament" pictures a lively old maid
on bended knee, with the follow
"Now I've been waitin' for this
And it won't find me sleepin'
Just look before you leap, they
So look out, boy, I'm leapin"."
Of course all the girls aren't des
perate and have the more tradi
tional sentimental verses of the
"roses are red. violets are blue"
type to send that special person
whom they choose for their Valen
tine; a gift which very likely will
be reciprocated and maybe accom
panied by a box of candy, heart
shaped, or some other appropriate
Valentine Day has an ancient
and somewhat obscure beginning
about which historians disagree in
details of the story.
There was a bishop of the early
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Appeals Made On
Two Cases Tried
In Mayor's Court
Thirteen cases were tried this
week in Mayor's Court Two of
the defendants, Ernest Harreil of
Cove Creek and Charles Dalton.
colored, of Canton, found guilty of
driving drunk, appealed the deci
sion to Superior Court.
The judgment on Harreil called
for a fine of $100 and on Dalton a
fine of $200, both accompanied by
short sentences, suspended.
On all other cases, nine involv
ing public drunkenness and two
for affray, the defendants pleaded
guilty and paid court costs.
The number of arrests so far
this month has totaled 18. There
were 42 on the Waynesville Police
Court record in January, reflect
ing the usual decline this season.
In December the local police made
Injured ; 4
(This Information Com
piled From Records of
State Highway Patrol).