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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At Tlie Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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J'U 1 No. 100 18 PAGES
Haywood County Voters Go To Polk
Saturday To Elect District Senator
Heads Masons
E. A. WILLIAMSON has just been
named worshipful master of the
WaynesvilU' Masonic Lodge, lie
will assume office on January 3rd.
E. A. Williamson
Named Master Of
Masonic Lodge
E. A. Williamson was named
worshipful master of the Waynes
ville Lodge. He will assume office
at a joint installation service of
the four Lodges in the 4 1st Ma
sonic District, on January 3rd. at
Other officers elected hy the
Lodge included: Walter F. Sprin
kle, senior warden; Robert M. Fie.
junior warden; William A. Abel,
treasurer. C. B. Hosaflook, secre
tary; Hush J. Sloan. Jr.. senior
deacon; Chris R. EckhofT, junior
Jack Felniet. senior steward;
Charles H. Metcalfe, junior stew
ard, and Lloyd Kirkpalrick. lyler.
Mr. Williamson has named his
committees for the year, and plans
an extensive program for 1049 He
came here from Durham in 1042.
and is district manager of the Im
perial Life Insurance Company. He
is an active Presbyterian and lio
tarian. Teachers To
Get Checks
EarLy This
Haywood county's school teach
ers ran join the rest of the Christ
mas shoppers. Early pay checks
have been given the State Board of
Education's stamp of approval.
Board members, who voted last
month to make no early payments
this Christmas season, finally gave
in to pleas of the superintendents.
Meeting in Raleigh several
weeks ago, superintendents pro
tested the board's decision not to
make early payments. Teachers
are counting on the checks, the
superintendents explained.
As in past years, teachers must
have put in 10 days of work in
order to obtain the early checks.
Normally, a teacher must teach 20
days to draw a month's pay.
The Board action last month was
taken, members explained, because
pre-payments would complicate
records that already are compli
cated through a special check sys
tem set up to take care of teachers
in schools that were late in open
ing due to polio.
Local Lions Club Ouiiils
Needy Children In County
There was more sunshine in this
community Tuesday than any day
since last December. The official
weather report perhaps does not
reveal as much in cold figures,
but anyone who saw the 25 mem
bers of the Waynesville Lions Club
outfitting 102 needy children know
what is meant.
Tuesday was truly a Christmas
for the 25 men there was a but
cher, baker, doctor, lawyer and
others. Each had several boys ana
girls which were outfitted in much
needed clothing. The smiles on the
faces of both the men and the
Associated Press and
W .H. Crawford
Opposes Ferguson
For Senate Seat
Saturday will mark the fourth
time llavvuiod county voters have
gone to the polls this year. The
special election tomorrow is being
held to till the senatorial seat in the
32nd district, vacated by the late
Mrs. 10 L. McKee of Sylva.
Previous elections staged in Hay
wood county this year were held on
May 2i). first primary; June 20,
second primary; and November 2,
general election.
The county board of elections,
headed by Jerry lingers, is antici
pating a light vote Saturday. W. H.
Cr.jwfnrd of Sylva is the Demo
cratic nominee for the office, while
his Itcpiibliran opponent is Cola
P Ferguson of C'ullowliee. Mr.
Ferguson entered the race late
Monday afternoon.
Mr. Crawford was defeated by
Mrs McKee in the May primary
hy a single vote. He has been con
nected with the Sylva school sys
tem for the past 12 years.
The polls will open Saturday
morning at 6:30 a. ni. and will
close at 6:30 p. m. Jerry Rogers
announced that the same registrars
and judges will serve in the special
election They are:
South Ward of Waynesville Mrs.
C B. Atkinson. Registrar; Mrs. W.
A Hyatt, J., Grady Farmer, R.,
J uclges.
North Ward of Waynesville
Mrs. Kuth Kelly, Registrar; Harry
Clay. D, Ida Mullis. H , Judges.
Ivy Hill J. K. Ferguson, Regis
trar; H. G. Moody. D , Ernest
Moody, K., Judges.
Cecil J. M. Francis, Registrar,
S. I. Sanderson, D., J. A. Miller,
li., Judges.
Pigeon Walker Brown, Regis
trar; J. M. Cathey, D.. W. H. Har
grove. H , Judges.
Iron DulT-C). L. Yates, Regis
trar: T C. Davis, D., Walter Wright,
(See Elrrtioi) Page 6) i
Motorists Urged
I To Renew Drivers
License By Dec. 31
All motorists with surnames be
ginning with the letters E, F and G
are urged to report to the examin
ers' office at the county court
house immediately, as the deadline
for these persons to take the new
driver tests is December 31, W. M.
Moore, license examiner, said to
day. Also, all motor vehicles of the
year model 1941 and 1949 must be
inspected at the inspection lane
before December 31. This is the
final period for the inspection of
various model carsfl
Beginning January 1 and continu
ing through June 30, 1949, all
drivers with names beginning with
the letters II, I. J and K will be
tested for new driver licenses. The
L and M-named drivers will be
examined the last half of the year,
July 1 through December 31.
With good weather prevailing,
now is the time for all motorists
to take the driver tests, which are
required by law. The local license
examiner stated that a large num
ber of these drivers have not as
yet taken their tests. He urged
them to come by the office imme
diately in order to avoid the last
minute rush.
With the holidays approaching
and with examiners having three
days off, only a few days remain
for the actual testing of the E, F
and G-named drivers, it vri yoint
ed out.
children outshone the sun two to
one, although OF Sol was really
doing his best.
Practically every school in the
township had one or more students
among the 102, according to Les
ter Burgin, Jr.. chairman of the
health and welfare committee of
the club.
The 25 Lions took from 3 to 5
children each and saw to it that
an average of $10 was spent on
clothing for each child. Some got
coats, others shoes, dresses, shirts,
underwear, hats, scarfs, hose, and'
(See Lions Aid Page 6)
United Press News
Seeks Post
W. 11. CRAWFORD of Sylva is the
Democratic nominee for the sen
atorial seat in the 32nd district,
which was vacated by the late Mrs.
E. L. McKee.
Band, Team
Honored At
In recognition for leading the
football team and high school band
In top performances all year, citi
zens of the community gave the
leaders top coats at the annual
team-band banquet at tbe Hazel
wood cafeteria Monday , night.
Some 200 parents end patrons of
the team and band joined with 150
members of the joint combination
to pay tribute for their outstand
ing work in their respective fields
this past year.
The annual event is sponsored
by the Chamber of Comerce, The
Knetprn StAr sprvpri the meal.
while the Beta Sigma Phi provid-1
ed the decorations with the grid-'
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Coaches C. E. Weatherby and
Carl RatcllrT, and Band Director
Charles Isley were praised not
only for producing winning teams
and outstanding bands, but for
setting high ideals, and molding
character in their students.
Mr. Weatherby was presented
first by Jonathan Woody, master
of ceremonies, who in turn paid
tribute to M. H. Bowles tor his co
operation in giving boys and girls
the things they need to make a
Using as his subject "Mr. Inside
and Mr. Outside", Mr. Weatherby
paraphrased the cooperative talk
in football language, paying tribute
to the band and its leader, as well
as the band committee for their
(See Band, Team Page 61
Salvation Army
Plans To Take
Care Of Thousand
The Salvation Army Mountain
Mission will give Christmas cheer
to 1,000 Individuals this year.
Major Cecil Brown told The
Mountaineer yesterday.
"We will have a Christmas tree
with gifts, candy, fruit and nuts
in eight of our mountain com
munities," Major Brown said.
"Special fruit baskets will be
given to all who are sick or un
able to attend our Christmas
programs," she continued.
Preparations are being made to
distribute a number of Christ
mas dinner baskets.
Following a custom of many
years, the Salvation Army have
their Christmas kettle on the
streets, and have also mailed
letters to a number of friends
asking for contributions.
LmmmU : miiif..TriiJ
Redden Talks
To Y. D. Club
About Civil
Rights Issue
Congressman Monroe Redden of
Hendersonville reviewed tfe holly
contested Civil Rights Bill before
the Young Democratic Club of
Haywood County at the annual
banquet meeting of the organiza
tion in the Towne House Wednes
day night.
Cole Cogburn. president of the
county group, presided over the
dinner meeting. W. G. Byers,
chairman of the county Democratic
executive committee, made a few
brief remarks and praised the
Young Democrats in their untiring
efforts in the general election.:
W. II. Crawford of Sylva, Demo
cratic nominee for slate senator
from the 32nd district, delivered a
short talk. Mr. Crawford Is seek
ing the senatorial seat vacated by
the late Mrs. E. L. McKee in the
election Saturday. Superior Court
(See Young Democrats Pane 6)
Little Symphony
Will Not Appear
Here Next Spring
The Little North Carolina Sym
phony will not appear here next
spring, according to a letter writ
ten to the organization by James
L. Kilpatrlck, Jr., general chairman
of the drive here.
The letter follows:
"I regret to Inform you that our
Little Symphony Drive was re
ceived locally with little success,
ft is, therefore, my unhappy duty
to inform you that we cannot sup
port Us appearance in Waynesvljle
this Spring.
"The members of our committee
and those of our local populace
who displayed their interest in
your cause, join me in wishing for
your continued success elsewhere
in the State. We will endeavor to
be present at your Ashcvillc per
formance." Mr. Kilpatrick thanked the merit
nersn.p committee tor ine.r cnor.s
in the drive.
Caldwell Awarded Degree
For Farm Progress In VA
H. R. Caldwell, Jr.. son of Mr.
and "Mrs. Hardy Caldwell of the
Iron Duff section of Haywood
County, has just been awarded the
American Farmer Degree for his
outstanding work in Vocational
Agriculture. This is the highest
award obtainable for an F.F.A. boy.
The award was made at a recent
meeting of the .Slate College Agri
culture club at Raleigh, where
young Caldwell is now a sopho
more, continuing his study in agri
culture. During his four years in voca
tional Agriculture. H. R. carried a
total of 38 projects which has net
ted over $4,000. His aim was to es
tablish a purebred Polled Here
ford herd of beef cattle, and grow
the feed for them. At present, he
has a registered bull, three regis
tered cows, three registered heif
ers, and six grade Herefords. He
fed six baby beef steers for the fat
stock shows during his four years
Caldwell has been an exceptional
student in all his school work. He
Was salutatorian of his high school
class in 1947. He held the offices
of president, vice-president, secre
tary and reporter of his F.F.A. club
(See Caldwell Page 6)
16 Families, With Needy Children,
Face Prospect Of Bare Christmas
For most people it is only eight
days until Christmas, but for 106
people listed by the Haywood
County Welfare office, there will
be no Christmas unless individuals
and organizations open their hearts
and pocketbooks to provide for
these destitute people.
The Mountaineer knows the 106
destitute people are entitled to a
happy Christmas, and for that rea
son, in cooperation with Mrs. Sam
L. Queen, superintendent of Wel
fare, and her associates have com
piled a list of destitute families
in this county.
The needy cases are numbered,
and those wishing to provide for a
Grablree Telephone Line
Opening Will Be Delayed
Delay in receiving a vital coil
for the Crabtree-Iron Duff tele
phone line will delay opening the
circuit until the latter part of Jan
uary or early February, J. Level
Smith, district manager of South
ern Bell, told The Mountaineer
"We are going right ahead in
stalling cable, and getting all set,
because putting in the vital coil is
not a time-taking Job," he explain
ed There is a possibility that some
phones will be installed under what
is termed "pre-installations" and
will be connected when the lines
are open.
Original plans were to open the
lines bv the first of the year, but
the delay in receiving the coils 1 1
hns now made it necessary to post
pone the date about 30 days, Mr.
Smith explained.
"There has been u heavy demand
for these coils and the supply is
exhausted," he said.
Yesterday near Burlington, high
state officials took part in a cere
mony which marked the installa
tion of the 1,000,000th rural tele
phone since the war. The first
call was made to President Truman
by Senator-elect J. M. Broughton.
Hal S. Dumas, president of
Southern Bell, called Governor
elect Scott during the ceremonies.
School Bells Will
Stop Ringing Here
For Two Weeks
The school bells will give in to
Christmas bells Friday afternoon,
when the schools of Haywood
county will close for a two-week
C hiistmas. vacation.
The acTiooU SMll "con verieT again
on Monday, January 3, Jack Mes
ser, superintendent of county
schools, announced today.
The 9.000 students in the county
school system streamed out of the
school buildings this afternoon,
some with books under their arms
and others empty handed. Most
of them wore broad smiles and
were looking forward to a wel
comed two-week vacation,
Wins Degree
H. R. CALDWELL, JR.. member of
Crabtree-Iron Duff F. F. A., has
been awarded the American Farm
er Degree for his outstanding work
in Vocational Agriculture. This is
the highest award obtainable for an
F.F.A. member.
certain number are asked to cat
125, Welfare office, and they will b
supplied with the name of the fam
ily and other details.
Destitute Cases
The destitute cases are scattered
all over Haywood county and they
were selected as the most needy
families by the Welfare Depart
ment. Are the citizens of Haywood
In favor of letting these people go
without a joyous Christmas? Un
less assistance is provided some 92
children included in the list below
will have no Santa Claus come
December 25.
This is a yearly program spon
sored by the Welfare Department,
with the assistance of The Moun-
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Heads Campaign
A. P. LKD1IKTTER has been nam
ed chairman of the polio drive
in this end of the county. Plans are
being worked out.
Dimes Drive
Plans Made
For Jan. 15
Plans were mapped for the an
nual March of Dimes campaign in
Haywood county starting Saturday,
January 15 through 31, at an or
ganizational meeting held In the
court house Wednesday afternoon.
David" Hyatt Waynesville" area
chairman of the Infantile Paralysis
drive, fcid that a quota of $13,000
has been set for Haywood county.
This figure is $4,000 more than was
raised here last year.
Oil Ledbetter is directing the
March of Dimes campaign for the
Waynesville area. Ed Haynes is
in charge of the drive in the Can
ton district.
Mr. Hyatt announced that the
Beta Sigma Phi sorority here will
take charge of all women's activi
ties in the March of Dimes drive
in Waynesville.
The group met Wednesday after
noon ami made plans for the cam
paign opening in tne mmaie oi
January for two weeks. Those at
tending the meeting were: David
Hyatt, iieekman Huger, Canton
area chairman: Jack Messer, sup
erintendent of county schools; Mrs.
William Norris, secretary and
Irc.isiirer of the county infantile
paralysis organization; Ed Haynes,
Oil Ledbetter. and Mrs. Kirkpat
lick, who will handle the Canton
xhools in connection with the
During the 1948 March of Dimes
campaign, the county raised a total
of $9,197.76. of which half was
sent to the Rational Foundation
iind the other half remained here.
My Hyatt reported that the county
has received $1,400 back from the
National Foundation. He stated
that Haywood county needs $2,800
in order to pay up all bills as of
December 1. This amount has
been requested from the National
Haywood county had only 15
cases of polio, a slim number in
comparison with neighboring coun
ties, during the past epidemic. A
total of 25 polio patients are now
being treated in this county, Mr.
I Hxalt said.
lineer tn publishing the destitute
ases. Last year many families in
laywood enjoyed Christmas as re
ults of persons providing their
irgent necessities during this sea
ion. Often in the past there have
been duplications in dispensing
Christmas cheer. Perhaps circum
stances in one family are better
known than in another. The first
will be remembered by two or
three groups or persons, while the
latter will be forgotten.
The cases have all ben investi
gated and the facts are authentic
in each instance. In many cases,
if employment could be provided,
(See 16 Families Pag 6)
To Increase
Over 680 In
5 Counties
An application by the Haywood
Electric Membership Corporation
of Waynesville for a $212,000 pro
ject including funds for extension
of membership to 680, improved
service and installation of commu
nication and equipment, has been
approved by the state, according to
R. C, Sheffield, general manager of
the local corporation.
The rural electrification author
ity loan, which must be approved
by the administration of Washing
ton, will permit additional and ex
tension of service along existing
lines of the corporation in Hay
wood. Buncombe, Jackson. Tran
sylvania and Macon counties.
In addition to the extension of
membership, Mr. Sheffield said that
the application included a project
to increase the capacity of service
for approximately 130 members
during the next 12 months.
Also included in the application ,
was a request for additional funds
for a two-way radio communication,
system to be installed In the main
office here and on all trucks of the
Mr. Sheffield stated that the
Haywood Electric Membership Cor
poration is servicing approximate
ly 3.000 members in five Western
North Carolina counties with 625
miles of lines. Out of the 680 new
memberships, about 300 will be
from Haywood county. This new
increase will add over 60 miles of
lines in this county.
Plans are complete to build 75
miles of line to serve 300 members
In Transylvania, Macon and Rabun
county in Georgia. Funds were pre
viously allotted for this project and
work will start around January 1,
Mr. Sheffield reported.
- -The Hywood- Blcetriei Wwnbw
(See BEA Loan Page 6)
Fire Loss In
Over $20,000
The town of Waynesville sus
tained a fire loss of $20,687.50 dur
ing 1948, G. C. Ferguson, town
manager, reported this morning
The figure shows a slight increase
over last year's fire damage.
The city fire department answer-,
ed 51 calls during the year, Clem
Fitzgerald, fire chief, stated
The town of Hazelwood suffered
a loss of $500.85 in fires during this
A number of calls were answer
ed outside the city limits, Mr. Fitz
outside the- city limits, Mr. Fitz
gerald reported. The largest fire
outside the city was a saw mill fire
last month. The saw mill was own
ed by Porter MeClure and the loss
was estimated around $15,000.
The largest fire in Waynesville
during the past year was a ware
house at the Underwood Lumber
and Supply company. Fire depart
(See Fire Loss Page 6)
Strand Observing
First Anniversary
The Strand Theatre is observing
the first anniversary of the open
ing of their business here in
Waynesville, it was announced yes
terday by C.. J. Hughes, local man
ager. "For the occasion we have
brought in some outstanding pic
tures, and plan to present a series
of programs which we consider tip
top." Mr. Hughes said.
The Strand seats 800 people, and
was constructed under modern
architectural lines, to offer the best
in theatre entertainment.
Record For
(To Date)
In Haywood
Killed 7
Injured .... 42
,(Thl informatioB com
'piled fror Records of
State Highway Patrol).

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