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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
49,300 People
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
shopping center
s TO
General Assem
January, Haywood
representative for
10 years. Since
Palmer, of Crab-
inted this county.
I the 1947 session,
junced that "after
fears, I feel that
part, and will not
p the place again,
tate the honor of
L fprms to the
v by my county.'
Statement of two
leen forgotten in
this week peo-
if he would De a
The Mountaineer
fralmer yesterday
his statement of
He is not a can-
;ds on hand might
it is felt that he
s representative
one man from
Irst went to me
19, and has served
fe then. He held
tt appointments
, and was highly
ble legislator.
Jr Governor R.
ftas named a man
ipaign headquar
He is John I.
j m, a veteran of
commander of
imerican Legion
his Kaieign neaa-
opened about
his wife visited
olina's 100 coun-
paign tour during
win has filed for
ie Superintendept
jion. He was ap
position in 1934
C B. Eringhaus.l
Jin launching hit
I for Lieutenant
today, that, while
ing to write the
d while he real
business of the
ft the course of
ration, there are
I come within the
i the Lleutenant
ible him to greal
iState either to
I or toward mak
fnt more res-pon-fr
'pointed out the
fnnting the cum-
Jenale, and as
State Board of
him a key man
education in th
ibg that the voice
hot stifled in the
luccessfully coni
ements aoroad in
Jevent their seed
f North Carolina,'
Id, "w must not
toward education.
mandate of our
provide 'a uni
education for all
big step in that
be to make pro
dequtae buildings
fnd to lessen the
he lower grade?,
.are crowded and
Inable to give the
n that is neces
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led all day Satur-
(with new office
into effect this
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the final
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Bited Press
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63rd YEAR No. 21 EIGHTEEN PAGES United Pre
Group Asks Congress
For More Park Funds
Civic Men and Rep.
Redden Request Uncle
Sam to Speed Up
Uncle Sam was asked this week
for about $1,000,000 for the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park in
North Carolina and Tennessee.
A group representing both states
presented a "special speed-up pro
gram" to members of Congress and
other federal officials.
"This," they said, "is the least
you can afford to do for this big
park this year." (Fiscal year begin
ning July 1):
"Build the Bryson City-Fontana
road in North Carolina at a cost
of $542,000; build the Cades Cove
road in Tennessee at a cost of
$125,000; add to the Tennesse Mu
seum building at Gatlinburg with
$67,700 and build a museum at
Mingus Creek, N. C, at a cost of
"Also increase park personnel
with the sum of $41,701. equip
ment with sum of $10,808."
Representative Redden is a lead
er of conferences which he said
will continue two days. At the
conferences are Charles Ray, Way
nesville; Arthur Jones, Ralph Grant
and Francis Heazel, all of Asheville.
Tennessee and North Carolina
residents of the Great Smoky
(Continued on page twoi
Noland To Discuss
Highways Today
At Asheville Meet
136, ana has been D. Reeves Noland, district high
tate Department way commissioner, will appear on
e. No opposing the program of district county
I announced. ' commissioners as they meet In
I Ashpvlllp this mnrninff.
Mr. Noland will discuss high-
I ways of the district, pointing out
the budget, and over-all highway
program of the 14-county district.
The highway commissioner plans
to visit every county in the dis
trict, together with J. C. Walker,
district engineer. Already visits
have been made to a number of
counties, and plans are to make
the visit at least every six months.
40 Men Employed
By Grace Lumber
Mill On East Fork
The Grace Lumber Mill on Lit
tle East Fork is now running full
time, and employing about 40 men,
according to Harry Lee Liner, the
owner of the Arm.
Mr. Liner is operating two other
sawmills in North Georgia, em
ploying about 50 men in that sec
tion. The mill in East Fork was con
structed several months ago, and
is cutting a large volume of lum
ber under present schedules.
H. R. Nieswonger, Extension
Service horticulturist will be in
Haywood county today and visit a
few of the apple orchards in the
area. Other apple men are invited
to contact Mr. Nieswonger at the
county agent's office tonight at an
informal gathering.
The American Legion will hold
its regular monthly meeting to
night, at 7:30 o'clock, in the third
floor of the Masonic Temple build
ing here, announces Commander
William Medford.
Appliance Show Features
Many Demonstrations
Demonstrations of farm home I
water systems, bathrooms, kitchen,
ironing, preparing food for stor
age in a deep freezer, and an irri
gation system will be features of
the county-wide farm and home
appliance show to be held next
week-end at the Armory here.
In addition to the equipment
demonstrations there will be many
other educational and entertain
ment highlights presented to the
hundreds of folks who will attend
the event, according to plans an
nounced by Wayne Corpening, the
county agent,
Spring Must Be Here
Pet Groundhog Returns
Spring has come to East
Waynesxille that is, If the
ground hog is any judge of sea
sons. Last summer a ground hog
made his home near the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Irving
Leatherwood. During the sea
son the little animal became so
friendly toward the Leather
wood children that he ate out of
their hands and was quite tame.
Then came cold weather and
Mr. Groundhog disappeared.
But not for good. On Monday
of this week the Leatherwoods
were astonished to see their lit
tle friend back in the yard wait
ing to be fed.
Groups To
Fete York
Rite Masons
York Rite Masons of
W. N. C. To Attend
Banquet Monday At
Hazel wood
On Monday night, March 15, the
Waynesville chapter No. 69, Royal
Arch Masons, .Doric Council No.
20, Royal and Select Masters, and
Waynesville"Comjnandry No. 31,
Knights Templar will be host to all
York Rite Masons In Western North
Supper will be served in the din
ing room of the Presbyterian
church at Hazelwood, at 7:30 p. m.
Most Worshipful Thomas J. Har
kins, Past Grand Master in North
Carolina, will be the speaker of
the evening. Most Excellent Com
panion. Charles C. Ricker, Grand
High Priest of the Grand Royal
Arch Chapter of North Carolina,
and many other distinguished York
Rite Masons will be present.
All Work Rite Masons are in
vited to attend announce R. C. Mc
Bride, High Priest; H. J. Sloan, Jr.,
Ill-Master; and C. R. Eckhoff, Em
Commander. Williamson
President Of
0 S P T A
Rev. M. R. Williamson was nam
ed president of the Central Par
ent Teachers Association on Tues
day night, succeeding Dave Fel
met, whose term expires at the end
of the present school year. Other
officers elected were: Joe Jack At
kins, vice president; Mfs. Sam
Bushnell, Jr., secretary and Miss
Metcalf. treasurer.
Claude Rogers, principal, report
ed that $1,100 in new books have
just arrived for the school library.
The books were selected by the ten
teachers of the faculty, and is a
project that is being sponsored by
the Parent-Teacher organization.
The treasury reported $625 on
During the program session, a
brief report was made by W. Curtis
Russ on the work of the commit
tee on organization of the State
Education Commission. He pointed
out the purpose and plan of the
commission, and some of the
changes proposed in the state
school system.
The devotion was led by Sara
Linda Abel, and Betty Barber, of
the third grade.
Free prizes will be given,
movies shown and musical pro
grams given during the show. A
panel of specialists from the state
Agricultural Extension service
and Rural Electrification Adminis
tration in Washington will make
brief talks on using electrical and
plumbing appliances in the farm
Miss Phyllis James, Fines Creek
4-H club member, and H. R. Cald
well, Iron Duff student at State
College, will report. on the prize
winning projects they carried out
(Continued on page two)
ss and Associated Press News
Farm Planning Speakers
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THE FOUR MEN pictured above, and L. I. Case, beef cattle
specialist, will discuss the latest technical data in then
respective fields at the farm planning meeting Tuesday night
at the Crabtree-lron Duff school. Dr. Collins, agronomy
specialist, will furnish information on tobacco, corn and
other crops. Mr. Arey will speak on dairying, Mr. Parrish
on poultry, and Mr. Ratchford on farm rrianagf ment.
Farm Planning Meeting
Series Opens Tuesday
At Crabiree-Iron Duff
Grateful Patient
The Haywood County hospital
has just received an unusual gift
from a former patient.
Last year Miss Marie Palmer
was admitted to the hospital for I
treatment and when time came
for her discharge, she was re
luctant to leave. So, in appre
ciation of the attention she re
ceived while a patient, she raaie
four pillows and presented them
to the hospital.
Miss Palmer is 76 years old
and lives with her sister-in-law,
Mrs. Jarvis Palmer on the Dell
wood road.
Many Activities
Raise Funds For
News is coming in every day of
the many activities throughout the
county to raise funds to help buy
a Bookmobile for the Haywood
County Library.
Money has been raised by food
sales, ball games, womanless and
manless weddings, benefit parties,
and by contribution from club
funds, while a number of other
projects are being planned.
The Beta Sigma Phi sorority will
sponsor a benefit bridge en March
(Continued on page two)
Dave Cabe, member of the town
board of aldermen, left Tuesday for
Durham where he has entered Mc
Pherson hospital for treatment.
Mr. Cabe was accompanied to Dur
ham by Mrs. Cabe and Miss Jo
Cabe. i
Spring Fashion Edition
Being Presented Today
The second section, of this edition of The Moun
taineer is being devoted to Spring fashions, showing in
photographs, the latest styles of the season.
Accompanying the pictures are special articles writ
ten by style authorities, covering many angles of the
fashion world. This is the first fashion edition pub
lished by this newspaper since the war.
Agriculture Specialists
To Present Latest
Informatin at Meet
ing The first of a series of farm
planning meetings to reach all sec
tions nl Haywood county will be
held Tuesday night, March 16, at
the Crabtree-lron DufT school, be
ginning at 7:30 o'clock, announces
Count) Agent Wayne Corpening.
Specialists of State ColleRe ag
ricultural extension service in
agronomy, beef and dairy cattle,
poultry and farm inanagen.ent. will
be the principal speakers at next
weeks meiting, to which an tann
ers in Crablree and Iron Duffj
townships are invited. Teachers
enrolled in the Haywood county
workshop will attend the meeting
in lieu of their regular weekly
One of the highlights of the
meeting will be a concert by the
Waynesville Township high school
band, directed by Charles Isley.
There will also be a drawing of
free prizes.
Speakers scheduled for the pro
gram arc: Dr. E. It. Collins, agron
omy specialist: L. I. Case, beef cat
tle specialist: J. A. Arey, dairy spe
cialist; C. F. Parrish, poultry spe
cialist; and C. B. Ratchford, farm
management specialist.
The farm planning meetings,
similar to a successful series held
last winter, are used to present
the latest information available on
subjects of primary interest in
Haywood county.
Dr. Dean Colvard, of State Col
lege, and former head of the
State Test Farm, was in Waynes
ville yesterday on routine matters.
He and family now live in Raleigh
AaflfdD Oonspedtira Lme
To peon Meire Tuesday
Grew Widening Highway
At Lake Intersection
Fire Strikes
Nine Dead
Highland Hospital Is
Gutted By Flames
Thursday Morning
The Highland hospital for nerv
ous diseases at Asheville is a
smouldering ruins from a lire
which broke out early Thursday
morning shortly after midnight
and took the lives of nine pati
ents. The four-story central building
of the institution went up like a
box of matches. Within min
utes after the lire broke out,
apparently from the diet kitchen.
the building was a mass of flames.
Ml fire equipment in Asheville and
ill pumping trucks from two near
by towns rushed to the scene, Lui
the institution was a roaring in
ferno before they could bring il
under control.
There were 29 women patients
in the hospital when the fire
started. Two of the casualties
were taken from the blazing build-
Continued oil Pl.Two .
Discuss Problems
Confronting Them
Haywood Men Teach
ers Hold Monthly
Meeting and Discuss
Needed Changes
The Haywood Schoolmasters
i club discussed proposed state-wide
changes and needs in the educa-
lional system, as they met Wednes
day night for their regular month
ly dinner meeting at
I Cafeteria.
Dudley Moore, president, pre
sided, and Jack Messer, county su
perintendent of education, was in
charge of the program. The dis
cussion of school problems was
led by W. Curtis Russ, member of
the State Education Commission
committee on organization and ad
The members of the club pre
sented their major problems, and
a discussion was held as to means
for correcting them. Two of the
matters receiving the most atten-
tion included reduction of teach-'
(Continued on Page Two)
March 15 Income
Tax Date Is Near
Have you filed that income tax
return for 1947 yet?
If not just take a look at The
Mountaineer dateline, and you'll
see that the time is drawing close.
You have until mldnght of Mon
day, March 15 to get your return
in the post office, or may find
yourself paying a penalty for not
meeting the deadline. This ap
plies to both federal and state tax
Indian Drama Of Prime
Interest To Haywood
Haywood county cannot afford
not to commit itself to raising the
$4,000 quota in Western North
Carolina's efforts to make possible
the Cherokee Indian and Pioneer
Drama," stated James Kilpatrick,
Waynesville's representative on
the sponsoring committee, this
"We are only one of 11 counties
who have been given quotas in an
initial effort to provide $20,000 of
the $65,000 total cost. In esti
mating the benefits that will be
derived from the drm, our quota
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Highway crews are
highwajs l.')-A and 23 at the Lake
Junuluska cutoff. The road is be
ing widened about five feet and
will be the same type highway as
No. 19 which is the new road to
The work will take about a week
to complete, according to D. Reeves
Noliincl, district highway commis
sioner. After the cutoff highway was
built, the intersection gave the
road leading into Waynesville a
"narrow looking" approach, ac
cording lo engineers. The widen
ing will give both roads a safer
approach at the busy intersection.
Mr. Noland said there was little
possibility of the section of high
way being widened from the in
tersection to the hospital, since
this would conic under federal aid
funds, which will not be available
until alter July li)4!i No new
funds will be allocated for the
year beginning .Inly, 194H, Mr. No
land said
Symphony Concert
Programs Will Be
Given Next Week
North Carolina Little
Symphony To Be At
WTHS Auditorium
The North Carolina Little Sym-
phony, under the direction of Dr.
Benjamin Swalin, will give two
concerts in the Waynesville high
school auditorium Thursday, March
1H. according to an announcement
by Miss Betsy l.ane Quinlan. chair
I man of the symphony committee.
; The first concert which will be
; given in the afternoon, free for
1 school children, will he broadcast
I bv radio station WIICC to all the
schools i n I he county.
The second concert will be given
; in the evening and admission will
j be by membership in the Symphony
'Society or by tickets which will be
' available at the door. Member
ships are available for $2, $5 and
Up an ;l membership subscription
admits the holder to all adult con
certs given by the orchestra dur
ing the concert season.
The program for the children's
(Continued oil Page Two)
VFW Will Pick Officers
At Meeting Mon. Night
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
and Auxiliary meet Monday night
at 7 30 p. m. in the Episcopal Par-
ish house, at which time the annual
election of officers will be held,
All members are ureed to attend bv
Post President Roy Campbell, to
choose the officers who will guide
the organization in the coming
Rotarians Will Elect
Officers At Meet Today
Waynesville Rotarians will elect
officers at the regular weekly
meeting here at 1 o'clock today.
Officers elected today will take of
fice July 1. The club names the
board of directors and the board
in turn names the president.
Under rules of Rotary, Rev. M.
R. Williamson, president, will be
come vice president next year.
i is certainly iair in comparison
with other counties in this area.
Buncombe county, he points out,
is undertaking to raise $6,000;
Henderson and Transylvania have
quotas of $1,000 each, and Clay
county most distant from Chero
kee has been assigned a goal.
Swain county has pledged $3,000.
The Western North Carolina As
sociated Communities committee
will meet at Qualla Hall, Cherokee,
on Thursday of next week to hear
representatives from the 11 menr
'Cnntimiod on Pnge Two)
Mechanical Inspection
Lane to Be Placed
On Boundary Street
The vehicle mechanical check
ing lane for district No. 1 will be
widening! set up Tuesday, March 16, on
Boundary street here, it was an
nounced yesterday by C. P. Saw
yer, supervisor for the eight-county
The lane will be open only for
mechanics, city, county anil state
vehicles on Tuesday and Wednes
day of next week and beginning
Thursday will be open to the pub
lic. Each vehicle in North Caro
lina is required by law to under
go the mechanical inspection once
this year, and every six months
In addition to the supervisor,
there wil be four inspectors as
signed to the lane: Sanford Mann
of Franklin, Mr. Powell of Bryson
City, Mr. Patterson of Hayesville,
and Mr. Lunsford of Murphy. The
equipment to be set up includes
wheel alignment, lights and brake
Mr. Sawyer, whose home is in
Robbinsville, states that it will
take only about five minutes to
complete the inspection, once it
is begun. A blue sticker, in the
shape of North Carolina, is pasted
on the windshields of autos and
trucks which pass the check-up.
"If something unsafe is found,
we put a rejected sticker on the
windshield and give the driver a
card showing what the defect is.
He has a reasonable length of time
to have the repairs made and can
hen take the test again," Mr.
Sawyer stated. The driver is not
restricted from using his car dur
ing the time allotted to make re
pairs, he added.
Hours in which the lane will be
operated are from 8 a. m. to 12
noon, 1 p. m. to 5 p. m., Monday
through Friday; and from 8 a. m.
to noon Saturdays.
The lane will remain in Way
nesville through March 30, after
which it will be set up in Canton.
Following a period of checking
there, it will be taken to Brevard.
Sylva, Franklin, Bryson City, Rob-
, binsville, Murphy and Hayesville;
I and is tentatively scheduled to re
j turn to Waynesville by July 1.
There is a fee of $1 for each
I vehicle inspected. This entitles
I the operator to as many as three
inspections if that number are re-
quired to get an approved sticker.
Red Cross Drive
Is Progressing
work on the 1948 Red Cross
fund campaign is progressing sat
isfactorily, according to an an
nouncement made yosterday by
Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson, the
chapter chairman.
A meeting of committee chair
men was held Tuesday afternoon
in the courthouse and partial re
ports indicated that the goal of
$3,225 was in sight although no
official figures were available.
Workers hope to complete the
drive next week and Leo Weill.
campaign chairman, is asking all
those who have not reported to do
so at once.
Two fines were given for traffic
violations at Mayor's Court trials
Monday, and five defendants paid
costs for public drunkenness. James
Hartzell was fined $100 on a drunk
en driving count, and Charles T.
Chambers of Clyde was fined S25
for reckless driving.
Record For
(To Date)
In Haywood
Injured"" 6
Killed--- 1
(This Information Com
piled From Becorda of
State Highway Patrol)

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