d 1 I. 0 -o jhts he t IS 1 HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At Tlie Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ') J ir , r. . r " - - TODAY'S SMILE . Friend: From what I bear, roar wife Uibttafu MeL He: Yeah, she's always f , Ing up ia the air and kr- tax on something or other. i 9 r er g s, niy Christmas pt boiling in I company yes Ihe Salvation isy ringing the sens were ting eoins, meaning ildren will be jtmas. esterday after Jng like this: I dropped coins nibbling on red man got some Jalvation Army parking meter i the kettle . . . had to pick up jed the bottom t coin . . . an- the Salvation Id her packages ver to the boil ji went through iange and they pulled out his I in a couple Salvation Army ipprecialion, the jr. and the kettle T Loses I Knows Is Here l: rir wore a broad when she enter jer office yester je had previously ffice to place an recover a pocket t Monday after the Food Store. ent home that d over the loss. H eventually she f driver's license, . and possibly her d no conceivable ould receive the after cashing a jr morning, Mrs. t post card in the .Identified man at Ove Creek. The hat he had picked tonday .afternoon, a child's pocket 1 stuck it in his Jot about it until i .hy man dropped ird Tuesday morn he had found her I over the card, nediately contacted and she received with thankfulness, ything in the bill ving her with the re is still a Santa t In this gentleman 4 Cove Creek. Truck Auto Hood ay Damage am Georgia parked A behind a large truck on Main tnday night and was at happened during tsuing minutes, aknown reason, the i truck eased back I of the Buick was Jy beneath it. Jile owner was sum- nearby store and ted his car from its Jon underneath the reat care. Much to id to the crowd that lights Page 6) I Market at noon Thursday) collection .... 65c-70c .... 20c-28c 15e 10c 32c-36c 2.75 100 lbs. cows 20.00-23.00 21.50-25.25 20.00-23.00 25.00-27.00 24.30-26.00 24.25-25.50 f m cerober 17 Partly ooler. Vaynesvllle tempera rded by the staff of it Farm): Max. Min. L- ...... 87 44 I 69 34 - 68 49 jar J'U 1 No. 100 18 PAGES $212, 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 Bethel. 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 deacon. 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 Christmas 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. ""''H Local Lions Club Ouiiils i 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 Banquet 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-' ir, n,nlogt motif nrovnillnff ,1 Ull UHVI a, iviu-.ua ........ T ' r ' 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 success. 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. SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS Vv& LmmmU : miiif..TriiJ WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1948 taoi 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 work. 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 meroves: 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 yesterday. "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 by 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 drive. 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 Foundation. 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) rq Membership 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 corporation. 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 Waynesville 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 year. 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. Highway Record For 1948 (To Date) In Haywood Killed 7 Injured .... 42 ,(Thl informatioB com 'piled fror Records of State Highway Patrol).