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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At Th e Eastern Entrance 01 The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
49,500 People
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
shopping center
eh 20, is practical-
o. m. on mai
L picture will take
U.: that being
L ...i.ioh f-andldates
office must file,
of Elections, of
Jorgan of Waynes-
fcber, will meev l
decide oniciiuij
have QUanneu.
fether matter taken
fintment ot coumy
r l
ktious me uuu
lections of county
iDemocratic in
Ibtrs ana one un-
imber. canuiun.cs
slate of tension as
hint' nears, since
fT ...miliAato
ies may cnmH'-"-(hail
they hope.
AN MAhts
Miller, Asheville
jslier, filed eariy
candidate lor the
jiination lor siaie
filler, 37, was an
fcdidate for the po
jnd 1940. He will
limbent, Henry L.
jus appointed audi
tftcr the death of
1u. Miller is the
oi Hi Carolina man
on a stade-wide
ncement following
P. Hodges, also of
ity, for treasurer;
Jackson for lieu-
and Donald Boone
native, for com-
of Sylva, candi-
tenant Governor,
the Canton Civi-
;day, stressed the
this juncture in
ot combatting the
Jiy making democ-
. He said that this
spreading the soc-
!d economic bene
i to all ttxe people,
to it in iNoiin
ll the people be
Siance in education,
f the needs of bet
Jual physical equ.'p
Ichools; by seeing
rat Assenioly, tnai
jven an undue ad-
jy permitting free
jSsion of all issues
I said, should be
tittle the will of the
Jtaeked committees,
tether obstructions
he majority should
There should be
is in North Caro-
! The full benefits
chool system, and
item, must be ex
;o put the entire
re equal footing."
ress," he stated,
i ved through free
if men. No other
r worked, or can
only cure for left
is a more copious
Heeled by the GOP
fylva. Col. John A.
Efille, has filed for
omination for con
k district. The 5th
jeans also have a
fcididate in Zeo. O.
Legion auxiliary
ndy sale Saturday
Chamber of Com-
it is announced
Burgin. Proceeds
Will apply to the
Society drive.
P. Mack Davis, of
Fla., announce
laughter, Rebecca,
jFort Lauderdale.
P. Harrod have
fWeek's visit to the
Mrs. E. H. Hutts.
at their home in
ftlited Press
19 Clear to Dart-
Ple change in tem
liesville temDera-
by the staff of the
Mln. Rainfall
: 62 45
61 52 .60
34 nd
63rd YEAR No. 23 EIGHTEEN PAGES United Press
deadly To CDpeini
Attack On
Woman At
Canton Is
Jerry Harkins, 25,
Being Held In
County Jail After
Arrest Tuesday
Jerry Harkins, 25-year-old mar
ried man oi the Morning Star sec
tion, is in the Haywood county
jail charged with attempted rape
and assault against Mrs. Ora
Smathcrs, which allegedly oc
curred late Tuesday night at her
home by the Dutch Cove road, near
Mrs. Smathcrs was treated for
broken ribs and bruise about the
neck and face suffered during the
assault, when she managed to pro
tect herself until her brother, John
B. Smathers, who lives nearby, was
attracted by her cries and came to
her rescue. The attacker had left
before the brother arrived, and
word of the incident spread quick
ly to policemen.
Harkins was arrested by Cpl. E.
W. Jones of v the State Highway
Patrol and Deputy Sheriff Horace
R. MehafTey at his home. The door
was barred, and Harkins was found
asleep and in what was described
a "heavily intoxicated" condition.
His wife and child were not at
home at the time.
According to word from the
Canton Police Department, the
preliminary Hearing for Harkins
will be before Magistrate R. R.
Mease, but as of yesterday after
a time had not been set. Mean
while the defendant remains with
out bond in the county jail.
Canton Red
Cross Drive
Is Going
Along Fine
The Red Cross drive In Canton
is going forward satisfactorily, and
today employees of Champion
Paper and Fibre Company will be
given an opportunity to make con
tributions. J. Letch Worley is chair
man of the Champion division.
Workers at a meeting earlier
this week in Canton reported that
more than $800 had been turned
in, with some chairmen to make
reports on their work later in the
The quota for the Canton chap
ter is $3,532, while the county quo
ta is $6,757.
P. Frank Campbell is treasurer
of the Canton area, and is accept
ing donations at the Haywood
County Bank.
Library To Close
March 29-April 5
The Haywood County Public
Library will be closed March 29
to April 5 for inventory, it is an
nounced by Miss Margaret John
ston, librarian. Books may be re
turned to the library during the
week, but no byoks will be check
ed out.
Patrons are urged to take enough
books before March 29 to last over
the week the library will be closed.
Music Students Assemble
For District Contests
Students from 14 Western North
Carolina counties will converge on
Lee Edwards high school in Ashe
ville at 9:30 o'clock this morning
to participate in the district music
contests, with instrumentalists to
be featured, today and vocalists
Charles Isley, music director at
WaynesvUle high, will accompany
58 members of the school band for
todav'a events, and 57 members
of the mixed cnorus are m -
nb The RedCross Drive Today
of the mixed chorus are to be ent-
Many Interesting
Displays And Demon
strations Will Be
The Farm and Home Appliance
Show will officially open at 10:30
o'clock this morning in the Arm
ory here, with a varied program
and many outstanding displays
that is expected to attract 2,000
or more persons during the two
Demonstrations of the various
equipment will provide an oppor
tunity for the farmer and home
maker to see the most modern
method of carrying out routine
chores. There will be sanitation.
milking, farm workshop, irriga
tion, hammer mill, deep freezer
and ironing demonstrations.
A modern kitchen, modern bath
room and other electrical and
plumbing appliances will be shown
in attractive displays.
The show will be opened by It.
W. Shoflner and Pauline Hotchkiss,
district extension service agents.
and at 10:40 a.m. Howard Ellis,
head of the agricultural eng'neer
ing department of State College
will speak on "Value and Need of
the Show". The principal address
this mornign will be by Mrs. Dora
Haines, of the R.E.A., Washing
ton, on "Improving the Rural Fr.rn:
and Home".
W. E. Henry, pump engineer
from Atlanta, will discuss the dif
ferent types of water systems at
(Continued on Page Six)
Rd Cross Drive
Lagging In Area,
Chairman Reports
Leo Weill, campaign chairman
for the 1948 Red Cross Drive, an
nounced yesterday that only 50
per cent of the quota of $3 225
had been collected to date. He
stated that all committees had not
made final reports and that no
report had been made from the
industries, which always contribute
However, with all reports com
plete the area will still be behind
in the goal for this year and Mr.
Weill is making a special appeal
to every citizen of the county who
has not contributed to do so at
once. He pointed out the fact that
a large percentage of funds Is left
In the county to be used by the
local chapter of the Red Cross to
meet the many daily calls for as
sistance. Fiddlers To Meet
At Maggie School
Next Saturday
Several string music groups
have announced that they will par
ticipate in the third annual Fid
dlers Convention to be held at
the Maggie school Saturday night,
March 27. Others are invited to
enter the competition for prizes.
Groups that will perform on the
program include the Cherokee In
dian swing band, Happy Valley
trio, Cataloochee Swing band, Bob
Rice and his lumberjacks. Miller's
swing band, and Fiddlin' Uncle
Billy Evans.
All indications point to a bigger
and better convention this year
than ever.
The annual meeting of Haywood
county stockholders of the Farmers
Federation will be held Saturday,
March 20, starting at 10 o'clock at
the Waynesville unit of the orga
nization. ered Saturday. A total of some
500 students are expecieu vo ie
part in the instrumental division,
and 500 in the vocal events.
Judges for Friday are Earl Slo
num of the University of North
Carolina, Allan Bone of Duke Uni
versity, and James C. Pfohl of
Davidson. Saturday's judges are
Thane McDonald of Wake Forest,
Paul Young of the University of
North Carolina, and John Holliday
(Continued on page six)
and Associated Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY,
400 Attend
Farm Meet
Tuesday At
Specialists In Agri
culture Heard By
Large Audience At
Planning Meeting
Points to be considered in plan- j
ning a well-balanced farm program
for the year were discussed by the
leading agricultural specialists of
North Carolina's extension service
before an audience of approximate
ly 400 Tuesday night at the Crab-tree-iron
Duff school, with empha
sis placed on corn production, pas
tures, livestock and poultry.
County Agent Wayne Corpening
presided at the meeting, the first
of a series that will reach every
community in the county. A half
hour . concert by the Waynesville
Township high school band preced
ed the speakers, and prizes of silver
dollars were given by representa
tives of the First National Bank.
Dr. E.B. Collins, agronomist, des-
cnoea me nvc s. in iiieica- j
ing corn yields inai nas raisea me;
state average six bushels to the
acre since it has been in elfect.
He brought out that mountain
farmers have only small tracts of
good cropland, and should do all
possible to raise their per-acre
Discussing dairying, F. R. Farn
ham related that this has grown
to where it brings a halfTmillion
dollars annual income to Haywood.
The fact that North Carolina still
(Continued on Page Four I
Charles Edwards
Elected To Head
Local VFW Post
Charles W. Edwards was elected
commander of Haywood Memorial
Post No. 6767, Veterans of Foreign
Wart, at the regular meeting Mon -
day night in the Episcopal parish
house, succeeding Roy Campbell.
Winer positions nnea ouring
the annual election were: senior I
vice commander. Albert Marshall; !
junior vice commander, Robert j
Chafin, quartermaster. George Kel- !
ler; chaplain. Gilbert Reeves: post
advocate, Gilmer Caldwell; sur
geon, Dr. W. Boyd Owen; and trus-
tee, for three years, Bill Rogers. I
The VFW also discussed plans
to sponsor a carnival lo appear in i
Waynesville the latter part of j
August. ;
Rotary Directors
To Name Officers j
The board of directors elected
last week for the coming year of
Rotary, will meet today at noon to
elect a president and other officers.
the directors are elected by the i
club at large, and the board in I
turn elects the officers of the club, j
Rev. M. R. Williamson, presi
dent, will serve as vice-president
next year, beginning July 1st. Di
rectors elected to serve include:
Jack Messcr, Richard Barber, H.
S. Ward, William S. Ray, Dave
Felmet, M. H. Bowles and James
A group of 50 persons from Hay
wood county will attend a one-day
forestry management and wood
cutting demonstration March 24 at
Bent Creek experimental forest.
Champion Paper and Fibre Co.
will provide lunch to the visitors
from Haywood and Buncombe
county attending the field day.
60 Per Cent Of Haywood
Not Christians, Survey
Recently Made Discloses
A survey completed by the six
denominations having churches in
Haywood county shows that an
estimated 20,000 people are not
Christians. This figure based on
the 1940 census, means that 60
per cent of the county's popula
tion are not Christians.
The figures are now being used
in reports and special articles by
the denominations in their respec
tive fields of work, it was learned.
The figure includes people who do
not attend any church, or take any
interest in any phase of church
work. Some of the 20,000 have
Gave 2 Concerts
successfully directed the North
Carolina Little Symphony here for
two concerts yesterday. In the
afternoon a special concert was
staged for school children, with
every auditorium seat occupied.
The conceit was also broadcast
over WHCC and each Haywood
school tuned in for the hour. Last
njfim fl lm.g(, au, appreciative
enioved the excellent
program. Waynesville is one of the
30 communities in North Carolina
to have the orchestra give con
certs. Community
Music Group
Is Formed
Plans To Bring Top
Ranking Artists
For Concerts Later
This Year
i Tnjs pasl week a pIan , )ring
a group ()f top-ranking musical
arttS(s t Waynesville for a series
1 of . ,east (hre(1 t,()lu.ei.ts this llcxt
fa flnd wjnU,r uas pn,s(.Iltod to
a nlusj(, gr)up a( ;j mc,.ting . th(.
Towne House with the formation of
the Haywood County Community
Concert Association.
Meeting with a representative
of Community Concert Service, a
branch of the world's largest con
cert agency. Columbia Concerts,
Inc.. of New York, a group of
Waynesville citizens organized the
association as the preliminary step
in establishing a permanent con
cert series here on a business-like
basis. The plan involves a mem
bership campaign which has been
scheduled for later this spring.
Officers of the association were
chosen as follows: Mrs. Hugh Love,
president; John J. Cuddebaik, ice
president: Mrs. Hilliard Atkins,
assisted by Mrs. Charles Ray. Jr.,
(Continued on Page Two)
Want Ad Sells
Two Lots . . .
The following want arl
brought 50 replies, even some
from out of the state. The
lots were purchased by a New
port News, Va., resident.
FOR SALE Two 50 x 230 ft. nice
building lots on the new Aliens
Creek road. 200 yds. from High
way. Call R. L. Hendricks, or G.
R. Carringer. Phones 589-W,
Want ads are
yet so effective.
their names on a church roll, it was
The survey made shows there are
62 churches in the county, with the
Baptist leading with 46 of them.
A majority of the churches have
regularly scheduled services.
A spokesman for the group mak
ing the survey pointed out, that
while the record for Haywood is
not a good one. the county is no
worse than many other counties
of similar size. The survey took
into consideration citizens twelve
years of age and older.
- - - Help
MARCH 19, 148
Prospects Look Good
For Cherokee Pageant
Many Cars
Gel Reject
Stickers On
First Test
Mechanical Inspection
Lane Very Busy
Here When Opened
To Public
Sixty per cent of the vehicles
which went through the mechanic
al inspection lane here early yes
terday when it was first opened to
the public failed to meet the stand
ard of approval, although in most
cases the defect was slight.
A cheek of traffic through the
lane at 1:110 p.m. Thursday showed
a total of 97 vehicles had been
run through. Of this number, ac
cording to Supervisor C. P. Saw
yer, there were 59 rejects on the
initial run. and 38 approvals.
Ten of those rejected, However,
were brought back later in the tl.iv
with the mechanical fault adjusted
and received approved stickers.
A steady flow of autos and trucks
were being serviced ,and Mr. Saw
yer tig u led that around 175 ve
hicles would be inspected on 1'ie
first day.
The lane did not operate Tues
day because of the heavy rain, and
Wednesday inspected 42 city, state
and county vehicles.
Set up oil that section of Bound
ary St. which leads toward the
Armory, the lane has three testing
machines along the route. One
measures wheel alignment, the
next tests the strength and focus
of headlights, and the third checks
brakes. The largest single cause of
rejections was headlights out of
Waynesville High
Student Receives
National Honor
Rolf Kaufman, Senior
Here, Awarded
Scholarship In
Rolf Kaufman, 17, a senior at
Wavnesville Township high school,
today was informed that he had
hern chosen from among 46,112
high school students to win a
Pepsi-Cola college entrance award.
Rolf was one of 15 top-ranking
students in North Carolina who
were finalists for the 121 four-year
college scholarships being ffered
this year, and as a runner-up he
will receive $50 when he enters
college in the fall.
The announcement that Rolf had
won an award in the nation-wide
scholarship competition was sent
to C. E. Weatherby, principal of
Waynesville High, by John M.
Stalnakcr, director of the scholar
ship board. Principal Weatherby
said that Rolf was one of 575 stu
dents in the United States to re
ceive the college entrance award
(Continued on Page Two)
All orchard men of Haywood are
urged to attend a meeting at 7:30
o'clock tonight in the county
agent's office. A movie on field
mice control will be shown.
Apple Tree
'Too Fast' Say
The unseasonal warm weather of
the past few days are giving orch-
ardmen1 much concern. They re-
ported that buds on the apple trees
are "swelling too fast and stand
a good chance of being killed if
the weather does not turn cooler
and retard the blooming season.
The usual blooming season is
between April 20 and May first.
Orchardmen recall that last
April 17th the mercury slid down
It Meet
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Maps Are
Filed Here
By State
Show Right-of-Way
To Be Condemned
North And South
Of Balsam Gap
Maps of two sections of the Blue
Hidge Parkway in condemnation
proceedings have been filed in the
offices of register of deeds for
Haywood and Jackson counties
which will clear up doubt among
landholders north and south of
Balsam Gap as to the land that will
be used in Parkway construction.
The right-of-way to be taken over
by the state is of 150 foot width.
The maps are for the ;irea in pro
ject 2-W. between llalsam and Soco
Gaps, and distance of roughly 10
miles, and project 2-X, from Bal
sam Gap southward to Hhinehart
Cans, n distence of roughly 10
Gap, a distance of 14 miles.
Ernest Gardner, senior engineer
for the North Carolina Highway
and Public Works Commission, fil
ed the moos in the office of Regis
ter of Deeds 11. .1 Medford here last
week so that they may be examined
by interested landowners.
Construction on the projects
not expected to start for at least
five years, according to pharles
Ray, chairman of the state Park,
Parkway and Forests Commission
Property owners in Haywood
county whose lands are irt the
direct line with the 2-X project
include O. J. Beck, Mrs. George
Hutchinson, B. F. Smathers, W
Rabb, Carr Lumber Company,
George Smathers, Haywood Supply
Company, James A. Davey, and
John M. Queen In Jackson coun
ty the route crosses the property
of Laura Arrington. Haywood Sup
plv Company, Mrs. George Hut-
iContinued on Page Four'
Rogers Is Named
Advisor By REA
Jack Rogers asumed duties Mon
dav as electrification advisor for
Haywood Electric Membership
Corporation, it is announced by R
C. Sheffield, manager.
As electrification advisor, Mr.
Rogers will work with the coopera
tjve staff, the county agent's office,
and directly with members to en
courage agricultural development
and assist in the proper selection
of appliances and equipment for
the farm and home. He will work
throughout the cooperative area,
in Haywood. Bunembe, Transyl
vania, Jackson and Macon counties.
As one of his first undertakings,
(Continued on Page Two)
Tax Review Unit
Holding Last
Session Today
Today is the last scheduled day
for the Board of Equalization and
Review to meet. They have been
in session since Monday, for the
purpose of hearing citizens with
the view of making corrections and
adjustments on taxes.
Today's schedule calls for the
board to hear citizens from Bea
verdam and Clyde townships.
There have been but few people
to appear before the board, it was
Buds Swelling
to 20 degrees, and damaged some
crops, while others escaped the
"It is just hard to tell about the
apple crop, when it comes to the
blooming season," one orchardman
pointed out. "Sometimes a slight
cold seems to kill the fruit, and
then again the trees withstand a
hard freeze. The best thing is not
to worry but who can help doing
Its Financial Quota
Six Counties Pledge
Financial Support
At Meeting Held
The Cherokee Historical Asso
ciation committee heard encourag
ing reports yesterday from six of
the eleven counties in Western
North Carolina, who were assigned
quotas for financing the production
of the Cherokee Pageant this seas
The six counties reported $36,250
in cash and pledges had been rais
ed, but since five counties with a
total quota of $2,750 were not
represented, the committee defer
red action until another meeting
within ten days.
The committee adjourned yes
terday to be called back within ten
days, at which time a definite re
port is expected from the live
counties absent yesterday. Tenta
tive plans call for election of di
rectors at the coming meeting, and
a decision reached on whether to
proceed or not.
The counties not reporting yes
terday, together with their quotas,
are as follows: Madison, $500;
Macon, $500; Graham, $500; Clay,
$250; and Transylvania, $1,000.
Those making reports and meet
ing their quotas were: Haywood,
$4,000; Buncombe, $6,000; Swain.
$3,000; Jackson, $2,000; Cherokee,
$1,000; Henderson, $1,000; and
Cherokee Village and Indian Af
fairs Committee, $16,250.
Several technicians met with
the committee yesterday, and dis
cussed various aspects of the pro
posed production and the staging
of the pageant.
Among those attending the com
mittee meeting from Haywood in
cluded: James Kilpatrick, Haywood
chairman, and Charles E. Ray, of
Waynesville; J. E. Henderson and
Glenn Brown, of Canton.
Civic Group
Chamber Commerce
Directors To Help
Raise Quota For
The directors of the Chamber
of Commerce on Tuesday night,
formally endorsed the proposed
Cherokee Indian Pageant, and
agreed for the directors n take
the lead in staging a campaign to
raise the quota of $2,000 assigned
this part of the county.
During the discussion, one di
rector said: "I feel that this pro
posal is the number one project
for Western North Carolina this
year, and is a project which Way
nesville will directly benefit as
much as any other community."
Charles E. Ray gave a report on
his recent trip to Washington,
where he conferred with Congres
sional leaders for additional ap
propriations for the Great Smokies.
Mr. Ray is chairman of the N. C.
Park Commission.
A number of proposed projects
were discussed for the organiza
tion. Highway
Record For
(To Date)
In Haywood
Injured- 6
Killed---- 1
(This lnforatttlon Com
piled From Becoria of
State Highway Patrol)

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