The Waynesville Mountaineer
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
heed he-V - " .
nra,na n,v. This
frWwV " "unex-
, (lir sine time.
, .be insistence
I hi' ium
s uu- family tra-
Havwood m lne
jlr. Davis- fath-
ii. .11..' in
, .l. in the 1870 s
n.H n i
jjill! (I'll moving
k.n i . hi . I - where
iv ,.inm: n l steam.
M n.iiiw ill I -'
um 'I lit- is a ean
i hut counts in
.- chief "I police
,l,.,,ut sheriff, and
tmi- mi ii" ""
,anm here he went
i,l Hf police, aim men
lie lllll inn
lamp at Whitlicr.
.niiwtcd nil the Law
(inner- liciH'lit and
ini. nf lialeiKli.
in Uu- 1-lh congre-
fcmct are currently
IfSatcs to a district
fur 2 p. in. Friday,
the Jacks' J county
.ilia. The Svlva gatti-
iit-is Lewis r. iiamiui
bisliicl COP chair-
iiiKilc a candidate for
nial scat now held by
i' Redden It also
gates In I he national
Kiiui'iition, and inem-
ale executive commit-
II L KIN
e M Redden an-
tandidacy for re-elec-I'Jth
laturday from Wash-
he mailed his filing i
r $125 to the state I
liiins at Raleigh,
1'iilihc hinds nmimit
'.a heen actively as-cllnrt-
In prod fed-
ll'H'lll ol Hi.. Creal
Him' Hidge Parkway.
"'''I a hill calling for
1,1 AKiiculhire studv
fiaite nl water-loueerl
"1 a principle adopl
indiiu-iit to the Greek-
1111 "I last year t-all-sMimal
" li has voted for
n tax rediietinn mii
at Ills Pllllmr, .,..1: '
,. . h I'ouej
' ktislation which I
11 "less o( w'l
"ifuiiL-h in. ..
r " "ie aviTi-c,
, ""illgllt iiDolll
'",n" "th-in lhn,.,h
s To Attend
" M'avnei.v.lie Red
' ' a"end the dis-
; ha,-,,,,,,, f)n Fri.
mak'' tllO nrin,.i.
rn'n with ,he
Fn fund drive
lnin? to anH' r
Hi., , iiuiii
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r L'n'M Press
,ne staff of
63rd YEAK No. 16 EIGHT PAGES United Press
Kickoff Dinner To Be
Held Next Monday
Night in Launching
The Haywood Chapter of Un
American Hod Cross will launch its
li)48 fund campaign, next Monday
night. March 1, at a kickoff dinner
for workers at 7 o'clock. The place
of the dinner will be announced
A quota of $3.22") has been set
for the local chapter, according to
Leo Weill, chapter fund chairman,
who is in charge of the work of
chapter volunteer solicitors.
The Red Cross makes only one
appeal a year to carry on its various
programs for service. The three
services which are expected to
claim top priority nationally in next
year's expenditures are disaster,
the new blood donor service and
services to veterans.
Disaster relief was given first
rating because of a record breaking
year of major catastrophes in 1947,
which has seriously depleted the
disaster budget reserves to the ex
tent of more than $9,000,000 over
a 10-month period.
Soliciting committees have been
named to work in this area and one
employee has been designated in
most business places to solicit his
The advanced gift committee is
composed of J. E. Massie, chairman,
William Ray, Dave Hyatt, David
Underwood, Paul Davis.
Massie, Wayne Rogers, Tom Lee.
'Continued on Page KighU
Miss Meta Adams
Miss Meta Adams, of Raleigh.
niniphtini; his first i and former resident of Waynes-
limrr house, having ; ville. died Sunday morning in a
m November. 1946; Raleigh hospital following a brief
ml Zehiilon Weaver j illness.
IG UU' largt-t primary , Vnnnr.il servires were i rindlleted I
111 "'"Kiess al can- yesterday afternoon at the home of
Vs. a member; a sister. Mrs. George Ward, in
Asheville with the Kev. Isaac
Northup, rector of All Souls Epis
copal church, officiating. Inter
ment was in Green Hill Cemetery ,
Pallbearers were Hen .1. Sloan.
Sam Bushnell. Alvin Ward. Ilallelt
Ward. Wallace Ward, and Tom
Miss Adams, who was assistant ,
'Continued on Page Eight 1
Two From Haywood On
Honor Roll At Mars Hill
The names of two students from
Haywood county appear on the hon
or roll at Mars Hill college for the
first semester according to report
released from the registrar's office.
These are Sara Margaret James of
Route 1, Waynesville. and Mary
Ruth Hall, Canton.
To be a member of the honor
roll, a student must earn a mini
mum of 40 or more quality credits.
A total of 84 students out of 985
enrolled made the honor roll.
Thos making the honor roll are
also entitled to a place on the
Young People Take a Look
At Haywood County's Jail
Quite a few young people have
been "going to jail-' during the
past week in Haywood county.
Their stay was short, however,
since they were accepting an in
vitation of the Canton Exchange
Club and county officers to set
how prisoners are cared for as one
of the educational phases of Na
tional Crime Prevention Week.
Several groups of high school
students and Boy Scouts found
their visit to the i county jail, in
the upper two floors of the court
house, interesting, and perhaps a
little exciting. Sheriff R. V. Welch,
Deputy Wade McDaniels and the
jailer. Bill Plemmons accompanied
the visitors and explained the sys
tem by which they operate the
Haywood county jail, one of the
most modern in the nation.
The young people, their teachers
or adult leaders, saw the five dif
ferent blocks of cells, a few of
which were occupied by prisoners;
also the kitrhen, living quarters of
Published Twice-A-Week In
i.wj.&.rftteia, -i 'i i ii
GKO KR C. DAVIS. Waynesville
attorney, announced yesterday
he was a candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination as representa
tive troin Haywood to the General
Grover C. Davis
Is Candidate For
Well Known Waynes
ville Attorney An
nounces For General
Grover C Davis, well-known i
Haywood attorney, yesterday an-
nounced that he was a candidate
I for the Democratic nomination forj
! representative from Haywood i
county to the 1949 session of the
General Assembly. ,
Mr. Davis, vvlio started practic
ing law here 35 y ears ago this I
month, is a native of the county,
and is a graduate of Wake Forest !
lie served as solicitor of the tt is- i
trie! from 1922 to 1930. and has :
also served as county attorney, and
on the county board of elections. ,
Nb statement was made regarding j
a platform, other than he said:!
"There is lime for that. After liv-;
ing here as long as 1 have, and!
been practicing law for 35 years, i
ones past record speaks for itself.-'
Mr. Diivis. grandfather. F. M
Davis, served in the House four
terms back in the 1870 s. and his
father. .1. S. Davis, served two
terms in the house and two in the
I senate hoi ween 1891 and 1905
I Mr. Davis has always heen active
j in Hie Democratic party and was
' the keynote speaker on several oc
I casions at county-wide and district
i meetings of the parly.
Power To Be Off In
Some Areas 29th
he nfT in Hazelwood
nd Lake Junaluska areas
Sunday from 1:30 to 5:30, it was
a n nou need yesterday.
Several new transformers
to he installed at the Hazelwood i
sub station The power will nol j
be inlei i upted in Waynesville or on
HEA lines, the announcement said, i
Williamson To Talk
To Sylva Rotarians
Rev. M H Williamson, president
of the Rotary club here will address
the Sylva club tonight in observ
ance of the 43rd anniversary of Ro
tary Mr. Williamson gave a brief out
line of the work of Rotary here
the jailer, and the small office in
which many of the hearings before
magistrates are beld. They were
curious, and conversation would
buzz when they crowded around to
look at some particular object.
A group of scouts were put in an
empty cell and the door closed by
Mr. Plemmons to show that they
couldn't get out, even with the door
unlocked, because of the type
latch with which it was fitted. The
kids were a little relieved when
!the door finally was opened.
! The Haywood county jail has
1 kept its reputation for being un
breakable since it w as first put into
use. in 1933. Not a prisoner has
escaped, although a few have tried,
with the exception of a trustee
who was working outdoors who
was later recaptured. "About all a
hacksaw blade will do to the iron
bars of the cells," says Mr. Mc
aDniels. "is to knock off some of
the paint. When you put a man
iContinued on Page Eight)
The County Seat of Haywood
and Associated Press News
Shows That Half of
Current Taxes Are
Waynesville tax collections
through Dec. 31. 1947, were $18,
009.27, amounting to 48 per cent
of the current levy of $37,505.75,
according to the semi-annual re
port prepared by Town Manager
G. C. Ferguson for the N. C. Locul
Government Commission. ,
Collections since the first or the
year have been fairly large, Mr.
Ferguson states, and at the present
time a bigger per cent of the levy
has been collected.
The tax levy is based on an as
sessed property valuation of $2.
(f3,()58. Waynesvillc's property tax
rate is $1.40 per $100 valuation.
Uncollected taxes for the three
previous fiscal years amount to
$10,015.32; of which $582 53 is on
the books for 1944-45. $1,024.97 for
l945-4(i. and $1,750.55 for l!l4'i
47. Mr. Ferguson estimates that the
town's population, which was 2.
940 in the 1940 census, is pres
ently 3.500 or larger.
Quota For Waynes
Ville Area $1,400;
Leatherwood Is In
Charge of Drive
The Waynesville Lions club be
gan a campaign this week to raise
this area's annual
in support of the
quota of funds
Boy Scouts of
Adopted as i
and girls committee
of which Law
was placed in
charge of the cam
were laid over the
week-end and working teams were
assigned to canvas the 15 districts
in which the area is divided. The
quota this year is $1,400.
Last week's program was cen
tered around a movie which vividly
portrayed the care and educational
training of the blind in North Car
olina, with comments by a vocation
al rehabilitation worker from Ra
leigh. The community betterment com
mittee. Emmett Balentine. chair
man, will present the program this
! Rnn km nVtl 1 ( DflVe
Raised to date
Balance to l'o $2,596.62
Draws For The Mountaineer
LEE STANLEY, who draws
Mountaineer. The comic
field because it is always so
County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National I'nrk
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1948
J, MEYER COLE, special I' ll 1.
Agent of Charlotte, is shown
here as he addressed a group of
civic leaders in Canton last Wed
nesday night in observance of
Crime Prevention week The event
was sponsored by the F.xcliaugc
Club of Canton, il'liolo by Ingram's
To Be Let
State Highway Com
mission To Decide
Chairman A II Graham ol i Install-
Highway Commission has an
nounced that Hie group will decide
Thursday whether to accept I In
bid of Asheville Contractor W II
Anderson on a construction pro
ject in Haywood and Buncombe
At its last meeling I lie eniiiinis
sion postponed decision on the
contract pending a court ruling on
Andersons plea for a restraining
order Anderson's bid was $14,000
below that of his nearest com
petitor when opened on .Ian. 29.
Judge H. Hoyle Sink granted
Anderson's plea for a nti inning
order to make the commission
open and consider his bids lie
ruled that despite an "iulempei -ate"
letter written In the chief
highway engineer. Iheiv was noth
ing in the record
suggest that And
ot t he c.'ist' o
"son whs not ;i
Hjs ruling also stilled I hat what
happens after the bids of a con
tractor have been presented to the
commission is no concern ol the
court." Chairman Graham, vvboi
remarks he does not know ol an
instance in which the low bidder;
failed to get the project. added
thill "there is nothing in the law
which compels the commission to
accept the low bidder."
"The Old Home Town" for The
panel is one of the best in the
true to life.
on Page 5)
Fund Increases To
$53,005 Last Year
In Pisgah and Nan
Funds have been distributed
to the counties of North Carolina
in which the Pisgah, Croatan and
Nantahala National Forests are lo
cated, it is announced by Carl G.
Krueger. forest supervisor.
This year the fund amounts to
$53,005 98. showing a material in
crease from the total payment of
$46,596 last year. The share re
ceived by Haywood county was $3,
The fund represents 2,"i per cent
of the total receipts of the forests,
derived almost entirely from the
sale of timber and some small
amounts from special land uses. In
addition to the monies being sent
to the counties in lieu of taxes;
ten per cent of the overall receipts,
or about $21,000, will be allotted
to the two National Forests for use
on roads and trails. The Slate of
North Carolina also received funds
for fire protection and planting,
amounting to about $86,000, and
$16,000 were allotted to the Exten
sion Service for use in farm for
"While the receipts are large,
and represent a growing limber
business." stales Mr. Krueger.
Ihev do not indicate that limber
: is being cut faster than it is grown
i)n the contrary, the timber capital
ol both National Forests is still
being built up. Maximum timber
proline! ion may not be reached for
lorty or till v years.
lot id reecipts. and payments to
counties. will fluctuate with
changes in prices for limber," he
adds, "but the total cut on the Na
tional Forests should continue to
increase. Aside from actual cash
returns Ibis will reault in stabil
i'i'd employment, which is one of
I ha objectives of forest land man
agement." The forests were used heavily
'Continued on Page Eight i
Clyde Scout Troop
To Be Formed
Hoy Seoul troop 9 at Clyde is to
be reorganized. An organizational
meeting will he held Friday night
February 27 at 7:30 at the Metho
disi church in Clyde. The troop
will be sponsored by the Clyde
Ml men interested in helping
wiih I he reorganization are invited
to attend this meeting. L. E. Ma
hi of Canton, district chairman of
in giimzation. and Bob Gai ner, field
scout executive will assist.
Bookmobile Benefit At
Crabtree Thursday Nite
The Parent-Teachers Association
of Crabtre-lion Duff is sponsoring
a basketball game between the
high school boys and members of
the school faculty, to start at 7:30
o'clock Thursday night, announces
() L. Yates. P.-T.A. president. Af- i A mi
ter the game a box supper and 1 iv farm
cake walk will be held.
All proceeds will go to the quota
towards the bookmobile fund for
Crabtree. Iron Duff and Hyder
Mountain. As many folks as pos
sible are urged to attend the
Four Of Waynesville's
Charter Members Honored
On Rotary's 43rd Birthday
Waynesville Rotarians observed
the 43rd anniversary of the found
ing of the organization here Fri
day by honoring the charter mem
bers of the club who are still mem
bers. A birthday cake with 43 lighted
candles was presented to Dr. J. R.
McCracken, Dr. N. M. Medford, J.
Harden Howell and Dr. Tom String
field. These four charter members
are all still in the club. The Way
nesville club was organized in
In discussing the early days of
Rotary here, the four members told
of different incidents, and tribute
was paid to the 10 charter members
who have died.
Rev. Thomas Mangum was the
first president and Ernest L. With
ers was tlie first secretary. The
club met in a tea room then located
where the Firestone store now
stands. The club has been active
ever since it was organized, and
has often taken the lead in commu
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Fox Hunters May Bring
State Bench Show Here
STANLEY III M:V
sinned Ills dot n s
the Chamber ol C
Mr. Henry sinned
Kay w ho tool, I In
porary basis I i-i I . i j
ei I vt.ii ol
l ml a tein-
I'hoio in lu-
Apple Growers To
I Proposal Tonight
. .il i e in. ii het -Ii,
iii led nil ill
i -. In begin ill
iug org. uu.-. ii i.ei v' ill
a ineetiii-; toni:;h'.
counly apple prnihn
on nl agent 's of
A re pre sc 1 1 1 1 1 1 v '-'ioiip ol the
apple grower i,ie:ii',i organized
the Smoky Mountain Apple Grow
ers Association to promote bUw
methods ol pi oi.uel ion and adver
tise Iheir product The proposed
cooperative, primarily intended to
serve the smallci growers, will pro
vide cenhiil liieilnies lor wholesale
selling and possihK carry special
supplies for Hie race ol orchards.
Word has been received from the
American Fruit Growers Associa
tion Roanoke. a a I mil buying
and selling oi g.inial ion that Mr.
Ganlt will represent il at Hie meet
Meet Your Chamber Of
Commerce Over WHCC
1 1 g.n ding m hat
lumber of Coni
ng litis year are
.i i radio station
next week, an
" i peiiing. presi-
the W ill nesv ille '
merce will be dm
to be broadcast '
WHCC on Mimd.i.
Friday nights ot
nounees U a no (
The pingrain v. ill In- titled.
Your Chambel ol Commerce
scheduled Iroin 7 IT) to 7.15
on the I hi ee d;il es
Farm Bureau Will Meet
r. . i id
Here aaiuruay ivuer noon
tiiii' of the Haywood coun
hurcau has been called for
2 p. m. Saturday at the courthouse
by President Charles McCrary,
which all members are urged to
attend. Wives of bureau members
are requested to be present and
complete the formation, of an aux
iliary. nity projeits.
Rev. M. R. Williamson, presi
dent ot the club, gave briefly a
few facts about Rotary Internation
al, which now has more than 305.
000 members, with clubs in practi
cally every country of Hie world.
The organization vias started in
Chicago by Paul Harris, who felt
the need of fellow slop and friend
ship with other businessmen. The
name Rotary was derived from the
manner in which the group rotated
from business house each week to
hold these fellowship meetings. In
terest grew until it necessitated
larger quarters than the business
places afforded, and then is when it
became a lunchpon club. The idea
grew and spread over the world.
One of the principal projects of
Rotary is crippled children's work
and boys' work. The organization
also stresses city beautification as
well as a youth program for boys
State Officers To Meet
All members of the Ha-.iiood-Jackson
Fox Hunters A . social i'm
are urged to attend a nieetnu to
night 'Tuesday i at the com Unei-r-here,
when the president and -retary
of the State Fox llnnteis
Association will dis-uss the pio
posal to hold the S'dte Fox Hound
Bench Show in Waynesville tins
Jim killian. president of the
two-county group, urges as in my
members as possible lo id lend If
the stale Bench Show is awaided
to Waynesville. it will take the co
operation of all members lo put it
over well. Last year the slide show
was held in conjunction Willi the
lield trials, near Raleigh
The Haywood-Jackson associa
tion has sponsored bench shows
Ik re the past two summers.
The meeting is to stall at 7
o'clock tonight Mr. Killian has
heard from Rev. Mr. Miller, state
president, that he and the slate
secretary, Mr. Wilkinson, will be
Funeral For Mrs.
W. C. Allen Will Bo
Held At 2:30 Today
Wife of Professor
Allen Passed Away
Mrs. Cottie Wilkinson Allen. f!l.
wife of Professor W. C. Allen.
wvl knowo retired educator, his
torian and newspaper man. died
early Sunday morning in her sleep,
al her home on Church Street. She
had heen ill for some time.
Funeral services will be held this
allernoon at 2:30 at the First Bap
tist church, with Rev. L. G. Elli
ott, pastor, officiating. Burial will
he in Green Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be: L.ich
lan Hyatt. Richard Barber. Walter
Crawford. Emmett Balentine, Ben
Phillips and Robert Plot!.
Honorary pallbearers are R N
Barber. II. W. Buinetle, W. (,.
Overs. W. C Russ, Grover C IVi
vis. .1 E. Barr. C M Dun W.
W. Davis, W. R. Francis. N W.
Garrett. T. L. Green. T. I, Gwyn.
J It. Hipps. J H. Howell, fi L
Lee. J. E. Massie, Dr. J It. Mc
Crackon. J R. Morgan. D Reeves.
Noland. J C. Patrick. John M.
Queen. J . Ray, Hugh .1 Sloan,
Sr.. Dr. J. II. Smalhers, Dr. Thom
as Stringfield, H. C. VV'illuii n.
Deacons and members of the Fin
ance Committee of The I n -I B ip-
list Church of Waynesville.
A native of Panlego. in Mruford
county, she was the daughter of
,Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Wilkinson.
!-slu-- il,ld I,ri
Allen were niHir-ed
18H7. while botn
were teaching in the public school;.
She later taught in Halifax county,
and after coming to Waynesville in
1899. taught in the Waynesville
She was active in the affair:, of
the First Baptist church, and he'd
many offices in the woman work
iContinued on Page Eight)
FRED E. MILLER DIES
Fred Eaves Miller, 57, director of
test farms for the stale department
of agriculture, died Sunday at the
veterans hospital, Fayettevillc. fol
lowing an illness of two months
The funeral was held Monday at
Raleigh. Mr. Miller was well ac
quainted in Haywood from many
(This Information Com
piled From Records of
State Highway Patrol).