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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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United Press and Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 28. 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Hurt As Car Is Completely Demolished
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Jrhairmaii of the
of Elections pre-
k 14,000 votes in
ion on November
bod cast over 11,-
llections met here
and made last
(he coming eler-
ballnts are here,
lots will soon be
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le on November 2
;et ballot by mak-
Sn person to the
fc by a close rela-
to college and
d to vole almost
? coming election,
ots are being pre-
a short lime, the
will be ready for
Bir meeting Mon
ition books open
ft three following
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ot the death of
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17,in to 19.25
22.00 to 24.75
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240( to 28.00
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miraculously escaped death in this demolished cai.
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of the Town Ha" s the car was lowed into town. Shown looking at the wreckage,
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liioli.stu'd car at the Davis-Liner garage lot in Kast
5 Predicts Haywood
as! 14,000 Votes
Friday, Oct. 1
The Southern Railway freight
office at Clyde will be closed ef
fective Friday, October 1, A. W.
St. Clair, division freight superin
tendent, revealed yesterday.
C. B. Nelon, Sr , has served as
agent in Clyde for the past few
Mr. St. Clair stated that Clyde
will be operated as a pre-pay sta
tion for car-load and less car-load
shipments in the future.
The governmening agency will
be located at Canton for account
ing purposes only, Mr. St. Clair
The merchants of the commun
ity will hold an important meeting
Friday night at the Towne House
at seven o'clock, for the first sup
per metting of the organization in
several years, Dave Felmet, presi
Among the several matters to
come before the group will be
plans for the second annual To
bacco Harvest Festival, to be stag
ed the latter part of November.
A group of merchants met Thurs
day night and discussed tentative
plans, and these will be presented
to the group on Friday night, Mr.
Plans have been made to keep
the group informed of the pro
gress of the Waynesville-Elizabeth-
ton football game, which will be
played in Tennessee, and broad
cast over WHCC.
The tickets are $1.25 and avail
I ln "n ,0 22.75 able from Stanley Henry, secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce.
Meet Here Wed.
The first meeting of the year
of the Haywood county unit of the
North Carolina Education Associa
tion, will be held here Wednesday
afternoon at three o'clock at the
high school auditorium, with Mrs.
M. G. Stamey, president, presiding.
Plans for the coming year will
be discussed, and Mrs. Stamey will
name committees to carry out the
work. Among the several com
mittees will be the legislative com
mittee to work with the state units
on proposed legislation to be pre
sented before the 1949 General
A large number of Haywood
teachers are expected to attend.
Redmond Penland of Waukegan,
HI., is visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. L. Penland, ip Clyde.
when it crashed early Saturday
picture by Ingram s Studio was
w rivr,i, . nuuniiuii uvmiiitr
the police force. Hundreds have
Three Hurt As Car
Leaves Road Near
Two men remain in the Hay
wood County Hospital, while the
third has been dismissed, following
a serious accident near Balsam
early Saturday morning. Lloyd
Cogdill. 25, of Balsam, driver of
the car received head injuries, and
the Haywood County Hospital re
ported Monday noon his condition
was good. His nephew, Willard
Cogdill, 17, received serious chest
wounds, and his condition was re
ported as fair. The third occupant.
Charles Cogdill, 15, was dismissed
from the hospital a,fter receiving
Patrolrnnn Lonnie Bishop, who
investigated the accident, said the
car ran 218 feet on a steep bank
after leaving the highway, struck
a rock, which hurled the car in the
air high" enough to skin a limb
12-feet off the ground. The car
then turned over into a tree.
Mechanics In towing the car In
said it was the most completely
demolished car they had ever seen.
The car was pulled down the mid
dle of the highway, since no doors
could be closed.
For Mrs. Cogdill
Set For 2 O'Clock
Mrs. Ora Wood Cogdill, 29, wife
of Steve Cogdill of Waynesville,
died Sunday at a local hospital
following a short illness.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed at Rocky Branch Baptist church
in Aliens Creek, Tuesday after
noon at 2 o'clock. Interment will
be in the Buchanan cemetery.
Surviving are the husband; two
sons, Wade and Robert Hugh; the
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wood
of the Aliens Creek section; four
brothers. Dallas, Roy, and Lester
Wood of Waynesville, R.F.D. No.
1, and Coy Wood of Weaverville;
four sisters, Mrs. James Everett
Underwood of Waynesville, Mrs.
Sam Knight of Hazelwood. Mrs.
Harold Keever of California and
Miss Merill Wood of the home.
17 Arrested Here
For Being Drunk
Waynesville police arrested 11
people on charges of public drunk
enness Saturday and Saturday
night. Chief Orville Noland said.
The total number of arrests by the
department to date is 71, he said.
Wade McDaniel, deputy sheriff,
said the sheriff's department, and
highway patrol arrested six on
charges of being drunk over the
W. Kerr Scott Due Here
For Brief Visit Today
W. Kerr Scott, Democratic nomi
nee for governor, is expected to
make a brief visit here this morn
ing enroute to Cullowhee, where
he is to make an address at 11
Mr. Scott spent Monday night at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. L.
Mr. Scott was among the many
political leaders attending the 12th
' district rally in Asheville last night.
Ferguson Calf Wins In
Junior Dairy Show Here
A junior Guernsey yearling, own
ed by Johnnie Mac Ferguson, was
crowned grand champion of the
Haywood County Junior Dairy
Show staged yesterday morning at
the court house parking lot.
The reserve championship was
won by a junior Guernsey calf ex
hibited by Carl Mann. David Nolan,
showing an Ayrshire calf, captured
the showmanship award.
G. D. White, manager of Sky-
brook Farms, Hendersonville, serv
ed as judge of the calf show which
was sponsored by the Haywood
County Milk Producers Association
and the Waynesville Chamber of
The ribbon winners in the
junior yearling class were Johnnie
Mac Ferguson, blue; Massie Os
borne, red; and Richard Hannah.
white. Rowena Robinson was
awarded a red ribbon in the senior
In the Junior Guernsey calf class
Carl Mann, James Williamson, and
Harley Caldwell were awarded blue
ribbons. Other ribbon winners were
Junette Leopard, white; Jack Chas
on, red; and Massie Osborne, red
In the senior calf Guernsey show
the ribbon winners included Blount
Osborne, redand white; Jack Rath
bone, white; Nancy Paston. white,
and James Roy Greene, red. Peggy
Noland was awarded blue and red
ribbons in the senior Jersey calf
In the two-year-old Jersey class,
Carl Green, Jr., was awarded a red
ribbon. Pete Nolan received a white
ribbon in the three-year-old Guern
sey class. In the Ayrshire show
David Noland received two red rib
bons. Immediately after the dairy show
- There, the 22 calfs participating in
the event were taken to Asheville
to take part in the District Junior
Dairy Show which will be held at
Planters Warehouse this morning
starting at 10 o'clock.
Several members of the Haywood
county 4-H and F.F.A. attended a
dairy banquet in Asheville last
night. Dr. Robert B. House, chan
cellor, at the University of North
Carolina, addressed the large gath
ering. In yesterday's junior dairy show
here. Dave Felmet welcomed the
contestants on behalf of the Cham
ber of Commerce. Howard Clapp.
director of the experiment station,
represented the Milk Producers As
sociation. State Employees
Group Headed By
Former Local Man
Mnson P. Swearingen, formerly
of Waynesville, and now of Raleigh,
has been re-elected president of
the State Employees association.
The group just held their annual
convention, and decided to present
to the 1949 General Assembly a
proposal for a separate director of
Under the bill drafted by an as
sociation committee and approved
Saturday at its annual convention,
state employes would be removed
from the administration of the
state budget bureau. The proposed
personnel director would be in
charge of all state employes ex
Driver Damages Man's
Car; Buys Him Another
J. Frank Caldwell was fined
$106, and had his drivers lic
ense revoked In mayor's court
in Hazelwood, on charges of driv
ing while drunk. The charges
were the outgrowth of a wreck
in Hazelwood. In which the Cald
well car severely damaged a
Model A Ford driven by James
Patrolman Lonnie Bishop said
that Caldwell bought Lanninr
another ear to cover the damag
Farm And Cattle Exhibits
To Be Shown
More than 150 veteran farmers,
and members of 4-H clubs and FFA
boys are pushing to completion
plans for the two-day exhibit of
crops and livestock at the high
School on Friday and Saturday of
The exhibits will be on display at
the FFA building, Veterans Shop
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f iwnw 'pin
MISS LUCILE CATIIKY. of Clyde.
is writing a scries of features for
The Mountaineer Miss Cat hey is
a member of t he Clyde school fa
culty this year, and for the last
three years has been actively en
gaged in newspaper woik. After
graduating from the University of
North Carolina she was society edi
tor of The Daily Record, Hickory,
for a year, and then went to The
Daily News, Greensboro, for two
years, and was a member of the
staff when she began leaching at
Clyde this fall. She resigned her
position in Greensboro in order to
be with her mother. Mrs. Thad
Cathey, at Clyde.
Practically every Melbodist min
ister in the county, together with
a large group of lay leaders, are in
High Point today attending the an
The delegation from Haywood.
led by Dr. C. N. Clark, district
superintendent, will have a good re
port to make In the conference.
Several building projects are
underway in the county, and one
or two churches are building new
Dr. Clark said that he did notjard Inman. Cecil; W. K. Green,
expect many changes would he j Tines Creek; C. F. Worley. Beaver,
made in t he pastorales in I his coun- I dam: S. W. Chambers. Iron Duff;
ty. A number of changes were made !(). M Hampton, Beaverdam; Ar
last year, and some of the larger i thur Cagle. Jonathan; G. B. Hogan,
churches have bad their present iron DufT; T. T. Noland, Crabtree;
pastors only one year ij(x I'less, East Fork; Harry Win-
The appointments will be read ! ncr. Beaverdam.
Friday afternoon, it was said I ,
Held Saturday For
Mrs. Earl Smith
Funeral services for Mrs Cathy
Smith. 19. wife of Karl Smith. wbo,ncus raf, killed by bear hunters
died of polio Thursday morning in j,s( w,.ek. The hunters, Mr. Jenk
an Asheville hospital, were held at jns sajd are training their dogs,
4 p.m. Saturday in Bon-A-Vent ure an(1 np ,j0gs took after the black
cemetery, with the Rev. C. 11. ,.alf which was shot in the dark.
Mrs. Smith at the tune she was
stricken was visiting wiili her sol
dier husband at the home of his
parents, Mr and Mrs George
Smith, in the Hydet Mountain sec-
tion, near Clyde the rotiple had;:ne n. noor f a house on the
been residing in California.
Surviving, in addition to the hus
band, are a daiiEliter. Linda Sue.
and the mother, Mrs. Ine Nelson of
Wells funeral home was in
charge of ararngements.
Miss Edith Noland left Friday
for Knoxville where she will enter
the senior class at the University
and the bus garage, all on the
high school grounds
Ribbons will be given in each
division to the winners, and there
will be no admission prices.
John Nesbtt, vocational agricul
ture teacher, and Carl Ratcliff. spe
cial supervisor for the veteran
farmers are direct ine the exhibits
Soon Be At
By U TILE CATHEY
The apple harvest is under way
in Haywood County where moun
tain orchards are pouring out the
red and golden fruit, a crop valued
at half a million dollars.
Growers, who set this price on
the apples which they have nursed
from before blossom until picking
time, estimate that commercial pro
duction for the county this season
will reach 300.000 bushels.
Haywood apple trees yielded
about 200,000 bushels in 1947.
which was an income of about
$250,000 for the growers, Wayne
Corpcning, county farm agent, es
Haywood and Henderson Coun
ties are recognized as the two prin
cipal apple producing counties in
North Carolina and in average
years have about the same volume
of production, according to Mr
This county, however, is one of
the highest areas in apple produr
lion in the entire country and
claims the Individual orchard which
is allegedly the biggest producer
in the state.
Most orchards in Haywood arc on
an elevation of between 3,000 and
4,000 feet, local orchardists say;
whereas, in many North Atlantic
states apples arc grown lower than
Henderson County apples grow
at an average elevation of approxi
mately 2,000 feet and ripen about
two weeks earlier than in Haywood
Continued on Page Eight)
Second Week Of
Civil Court Is
The second week of civil court
convened Monday morning with
Judge H. Iloyle Sink presiding A
number of cases are scheduled to
be tried by a jury.
From the docket, it appeared
Monday morning that court would
continue at least through Wednes
day, according to court officials.
The jury drawn to serve this
week includes the following:
Vaughn Palmer, Ivy Hill; Lewis
Coghum, East Fork; Thomas L.
Michal, Pigeon; Joe C. Howell,
Waynesville: John B. Campbell.
Ivy Hill; Ray W. Holder. Clyde: C.
Newton Ledford. Fines Creek;
Carroll K. Long, Beaverdam; How-
Hunters Kill Fine
Calf - Mistaking
It For Black Bear
Jesse Jenkins, of White Oak. re-
ported Monday the loss of a fine
Mr." Jenkins has caught several ,
, hunters some seeking bear, and
others squirrels. The season for
both game opens October 15th.
Besides losing livestock, Mr. Jen-
jpj rt.prted the hunters are burn
mountain, where they camp.
Another hunt was staged on his
property Sunday night, and Mon
day he put formal notice in this
newspaper of prosecution of all
parties now found on his lands, or
that of his father. W. C. Jenkins.
Two Day Tour Of
Wednesday A. M.
A two-day tour of the Pisgah
and Nantahala National Forests
will begin Wednesday, with a group
of civic leaders of the area, in
cluding Rep. Monroe M. Redden of
Hendersonville, and Hep. Joseph R.
Bryson, of Greenville, S. C, mak
ing the trip. Forestry officials will
lead the party on the Inspection
The tour will end Thursday at
Topton about 3:30. The two forests
cover an area of 852.602 acres.
This is a typical apple harvest scene in Haywood thrse d.ijs,
as the peak is expected to be reached within a few days, as some
300.000 bushels will be harvested This picture was made in
Barber's Orchard by Ingram's Studio.
Fire Brigade Unit Will
Give Demonstration Here
Bethel Boy Has
Polio; 10th Case
The Health Department has re
ported the lOtli rase of polio In
Haywood, on Route 2, Canton. A
12-year-old hoy, a sludrnt of the
Bethel school. The patient was
taken ill on September 20, and
was sent to the Orthopedic hos
pital in Asheville, where his ion
ditioc is reported as satisfac
tory. Chinese Official
Welfare Set Up
North Carolina is one of four
stales whose public welfare pro
grams are being studied by Dr
Fan Ting-Chiu. commissioner of
social and political affairs of the
National Planning board of the
Chinese Nationalist government.
Haywood is one of the six coun
ties in North Carolina that Dr.
Kan Ting-Chiu is making a study
of the set-up. He arrived here
Frid:iy and spent the day with
Mrs. Sain Qu.'cn. superintendent
of Welfare, and Miss Victoria Bell,
field representative He was shown
the program here in Haywood, and
consulted with the eight members
of the local staff about different
phases of the work
Hjywood was selected as one of
the six North Carolina counties
by slate authorities in Raleigh, as
among the counties whose pro-
grams together provide a coinpre-
hensive picture of welfare work in
The three other slates that Dr
Kan will veil as Massachusetts.
Wisconsin and California The
four states, Dr I an revealed, were
suggested to him for study by
off rials of the federal Security
Council agency in Washington.
North Carolina and Massachusetts
are pioneers in the field of ad
ministration of welfare work by the
states and Wisconsin and Califor
nia have programs offering novel
and important phases, it was point
The Chinese official who has 1
studied in this country at Yale
and Chicago Universities and earn
(Continued on Page Eight)
Taxi And Sylva Car
Hit On Depot Street
A taxi of Clyde driven by a Mr.
Cooper, and another car of Sylva.
driven by James Cogdill, had a col
lision on Depot street in front
of the Bus station about ten Satur
day night. The Cagdill car was
damaged, no one injured.
Policeman Jerry Rogers investi
gated the accident.
Season Is Here
A large altenrlsnre Ik exppr'rd
to witness the Daylon fire In ig.!
in action tonight at the high -hoi!
stadium as they pul on a de'm.f.
tr.it i on on how to combat indus
trial fires for Hie program of the
Western North Carolina Safp'y
Council. The Council is nueim
here for the first time in many
The Dayton Rubber Company,
and Royle St Pilkington. Inc. will
be co-hosts to the council. and
some 300 are expected to attend in
addition to a large group of fire
men from municipal fire depart
ments throughout the area, and in
dustrial fire brigades.
The local industrial planl brig
ade will show the manv difforent
ways to combat industrial fires
New Tucker will represent Day
ton Rubber, while Ben. K Co'k'tt
will represent Royle & Pilkington
In the event of rain, the pro
gram will be held in the school
auditorium, where movie, v ill be
The public is invited lo the pro
gram. A short business e:-son of
the Council will 1m licit) p, 1(r n
the meeting with Johnny Baiue-.
of Canton, president in chmge.
Main Talk Before
Oil Men Today
S Gllmei spairj. executive
secretary of the North Carolina
Petroleum Industrie- rnmimiffe
will deliver the feature adip;s be
fore a dinner meeting of nil rren
from Haywood, Swain Macon and
Jackson counties at The Lnige to
day at 12:30 noon
C V Bell, chairman of t'-p Hav
wood county Petroleum l"rlu.stnes
committee, will preside o er the
meeting and will introduce the
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Injured .... 37
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