STANDARD PTG ro
Policeiran: "Did yon tee the
number of the car that knock
ed you down, madam?"
Woman: "No, but the wo
man in it wore a black turban
trimmed In red and her coat
was Imitation fur,"
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The fruitem Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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64th YEAR No. 2 H PAGES
Associated Press and United Press News
WAYNKSVILEE, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1949
$3.00 lu Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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pocket, pulled out a
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laughed aDoui ic
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hand in his coat pw
otter he naa iofSullul
ir hands in a pledge
,oth went their ways
they had escaped a
a domestic nature.
n, and Rain
he rain Wednesday-
duck enjoying the
of Shelton Creek.
birls standing m me
the water swimns
ion red boots . . . an
motorist repairing a
benefit of a raincoat
iness women looking
ottered hose as they
ting place . . . police
out their duties as if
shining . . . Increased
ythlng when its rain-
n in Haywood county
d to get their Christ-
as the result of an
becurring in Waynes-
ore Santa Claus ar-
benter returned to his
parked in flie down
of town, and found
children's ihoes on
much to his amaze-
were presumably left
by mistake and the
wery anxious for the
Nurned to the rightful
aid the shoe3 were
for two and four-
inter will be glad to
me of the person who
ks if the owner will
flice and describe the
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licld tonight from
the interest of th
res campaign which
fiuary 14 through 31.
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n?s by sevcml sin.
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Hazelwood Post Office
Seeking City Delivery;
Receipts Are Doubled
Office Showed 140 ,
Per Cent Increase In
1948; Due To Become
Second Class In July
The receipts of the Hazel wood
post office for 1048 shows an in
crease of 140 per cent over 1947,
according to Thurman Smith, post
master. The $16,940 business done last
year now puts the office into the
second class category ,wlt"n the new
classification expected to become
effective July 1, Mr. Smith said.
One of the requirements for a sec
ond class office is $8,000 in re
ceipts, and the 1948 business
doubled that amount.
Mr. Smith has made formal ap
plication to the post office depart
ment for city delivery, in view of
the record business established. To
date he has not heard from the de
partment on his request. Two of
the requirements of the depart
ment for setting up city delivery
is that an office must do $10,000
In business and have a population
Receipts from parcel post has
played an important part in the
substantial increase of the office,
Mr. Smith's records showed. In a
recent week the office sent out
13.000 pounds of parcel post. A
large part of the year's increase in
receipts has come during the last
quarter, the ostmas.ter ' pointed.
Besides the increase in business
revenue, the post office had a
large increase in money orders. In
1948 the office issued 7,984 orders
amounting to $93,151.87. The prior
year, the money order department
of the office issued 6,259 orders
Apple Growers Of
County To Attend
School Jan. 13-14
A large delegation of Haywood
county apple growers are expected
to attend the school on insects and
diseases that affect apples, to be
held in the Hendersonville high
school Thursday and Friday, Jan
The two-day school for apple
growers in Western North Caro
lina is sponsored by the N. C. Agri
cultural Extension Service in co
operation with the N. C. Agricul
tural Experiment Station and the
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Dwight W. Bennett, Henderson
county agent, will preside over the
Several of the top entomologists
and pathologists of the South will
take part in the program.
Wayne Corpening, Haywood
county agent, said this morning
that ' the local delegation would
leave from the court house on
Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock.
All local apple growers and others
interested who do not have trans
portation are asked to be in the
county agent's office at that hour.
RIPPETOE IS IMPROVING
The condition of F. G. Rippetoe
was reported by the Haywood
County Hospital at noon today as:
"Improving some, following a good
Four Counties Map Drive
For March Of Dimes Funds
Starting Friday. Jan. 14
March of Dimes directors of four
AVestern North Carolina counties
heard representatives of the North
Carolina unit, National Infantile
Paralysis Foundation, stress the
Importance of the coming cam
paign for polio funds in a luncheon
meeting et the Towne House here
Dr. Ralph McDonald, state chair
man, told the group that North
Carolina has never faced such a
problem as it is confronted with
this year. He said that this state
had one o( the worst epidemics
that has been experienced by any
state. Dr. McDonald asserted that
North Carolina has spent two and
one-quarter million dollar i
Show Sharp Decline
In County During '48
Despite the fact that 1948 was
leap year, the marriage licenses
issued in Haywood County during
the past year showed a sharp de
cline over 1947, according to a
report from the register of deeds
The postwar marriage boom ap
parently has settled down to
normalcy again, as 121 marriage
licenses were given during 1948,
compared to 138 wedlock permits
issued in 1947. A total of 175
licenses were given in the local
register of deeds office during
The month of June held up its
tradition as the "month of
brides" during 1948, as it led in
the number of marriage licenses
issued with 18. December and
August were knotted with 13
each and 12 were issued in No
vember. The other months were
as follows: January, 8; February,
9; March. 8; April. 4; May, 8;
July, 11; September, 9; and Oc
The post office department is re
newing its attempt to lease larger
quarters for the Clyde post office,
it was learned here this week.
An advertisement seeking pro
posals from any person or persons
interested in constructing a build
ing suitable for rent to the post
office department has been issued
by A. E. Helmick of Greensboro,
inspector in charge of post office
leases for the two Carolines.
Floor space of about 1,000 square
Teet is desired. The lease, subject
to approval of the post office de
partment, is sought for a term of 5
or 10 years, beginning July 1, 1949.
Proposals for furnishing quarters
for the local post office will be ac
cepted in Helmick's Greensboro of
fice through January 20.
Last year efforts were made to
secure housing facilities for the
Clyde post office. A number of
local business men submitted pro
posals but no agreement was reach
ed between them and the post of
To Remain Here
Inspection lane officials said this
morning that several hundred Hay
wood county vehicles have passed
ihmueh the lane here during the
nest few davs. The inspection lane
will remain in Waynesville through
The first semi-annual inspection
period is well underway in the
counts, as the lane did a thriving
business during its four-day stay
in Wavnesvllle. A steady stream
of vehicles kept inspection officials
busv here, it was reported.
(See Inspection Lane Pase 2)
j.jtr.K.nf of oolio cases this year.
Other state officials taking part
in Ue discussion were Mrs. Phil
lips Husiell of Chapel Hill, publici
ty director, and Mark Sumner of
uheviHe, western regional direc
tor for national foundation.
Counties represented at the or
ganizational luncheon were Hay
wood, Buncombe, Cherokee and
It was brought out in the discus
sion that 11 western counties rais
ed approximately $40,000 last year
and they in turn received approxi
mately $135,000 from the national
foundation in treatment of cases.
Methods of raising funds were
(See Fcur Conntio-Pasre 3)
Governor W. Kerr Scott put em
phasis on rural roads, increased
teachers pay and called for a
vote on the liquor question in his
inaugural speech before the Gen
eral Assembly in Raleigh Thurs
At Court House
A large crowd is expected to at
tend the Haywood county singing
convention at the court house Sun
day afternoon, starting at 2 o'clock.
The musical program is being
staged for the benefit of the Hay
wood rolio campaign.
Rev. L. G. Elliott, C. L. Allen
and Tom Queen will be in charge
of the event.
Around 14 quartettes and choirs
from Western North Carolina will
participate in the singing conven
tion. The groups to take part include:
Kocky Branch Baptist Church, choir,
Melody Five and Singing Five of
Canton, Cryson City quartet, Greens
Creek of Jackson county, Champion
Quartet of Canton, Gospel Trio of
Canton, Aliens Creek choir and
quartet, Five S1;ir quartet, Snnfoid
quartet, i'lalock Sisters and Jeter
Martin, Ton.emaster quartet of
Asheville and the Cherokee Indian
All singers in Haywood county
and surrounding counties are urged
ir. attend the convention, as well as
the public at large, Mr. Allen
stressed this morning.
Nine Men From
County Leave For
Nine men from Haywood county
left early Wednesday morning for
pre-induction physical examina
tions at the Greenville, S. C. Army
Recruiting Station. Mrs. R. R.
Campbell, clerk of the county draft
board, reported today.
This group was the January
quota set for Haywood comity.
The following men reported for
Willard Vance Green, Waynes
ville; Charles Love, Canton: Clay
Williams Grant, Dellwood; Louie
Richard Gibson, Waynesville; Guy
McKinley Messer, Canton; Leonard
Hiriam Green, Waynesville; How
ard Ben Davis, Clyde; William
Floyd Henson, Canton; and Nolie
Marshall Love. Waynesville.
The Haywood county draft board
held a brief meeting Wednesday
morning and classified the 27-year-old
men of the county.
Friends here have received word
that Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rung
have arrived in California, where
they will spend the winter. They
plan to return here next spring.
Stork Delivers Best Gift
To Homeless EHoyle Family
Not only did the Robert Hoyle
family receive an abundance of
elothisiff, feod and house furnisb
Ies, bat the biggest $ ift of all
was made by a stork which de
livered a seven-pound baby to
Mrs. Hoyle one day after their
home was leveled to the ground.
. Mrs. Ethel Hayes Fisher, Red
Cross official here said this
morning that the Hoyle family
was well situated in the Kirk
Patrick home on Love Lane,
which was rented for them by
M. O. Galloway, owner of the
lumber plant where Mr. Hoyle Is
Newly inaugurated Governor W.
Kerr Scott presented a 15-point
program before the joint session of
ii,,, cimo ni.m.ivil Assembly in
n.-ilek'h Memorial Auditorium
Thursday afternoon in his inaug
ural address and urged the Legis
lature tn present the alcoholic
beverage question to the people in
a slate-wide referendum.
Governor Soott said:
As I assume the duties of Gov
ernor today I am deeply conscious
of l lie great responsibilities of the
office. My campaigning dealt with
definite proposals for the expan
sion and improvement of public
..viee I take office with what I
believe to be a clear mandate from
the people to carry out the pledges
I have given."
In his "Go Forward" program,
Governor Scott placed roads,
schools and health at the top of the
list in projects during his four
year tenure as Governor.
Portions of the 15-point program
which he submitted to the General
Assembly yesterday were as fol
lows: 1. Itoads. "We have made great
prneress in road building in the
lav! three decades. We now have
more than 62.000 miles of roads,
nearly 10,000 miles of them hard
surfaccd. but. a great part of our
St.iie still does not have all-weather
t ran Sport at if n. In my opinion the
mn;t Inexcusable waste in our
i economy is (he mud tix. I pro
pose repealing the mud tax just as
rapidly as it is possible to build and
improve roads that will enable
every school bus to operate every
day in the year.
"The rounding out of our road
system with a network of all
weather secondary mileage u es
sential to the economic as well as
the cultural development of North
"I am. of course, aware of the
colossal nature of the task of build
ing in four years a dependable
school bus route system and serv
ice roads for the industry of farm
,iiid factory. It may require both
(See Gov. Scott Page 2)
To Be Held
Ren F. Sutton. 4i, sawmill oper
ator and barber, died at 5:50 a. m.
Wednesday at Duke Hospital in
Durham, following a short illness.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the
Rarheiville Baptist Church, with
the pastor, Rev. Avery Peak, and
Rev. U. B. Caldwell of Greenville.
South Carolina, officiating.
Graveside rites at Green Hill
Cemetery will be in charge of the
Waynesville Masonic Lodge.
Active pallbearers will be Ma
sons, as follows: Dr. J. R. Mc
Cracken, R. C. McBride, L. N.
Davis, E. A. Williamson, C. B. Hosa
flook. E. H. Balentine, S. E. Con
natser, and J. S. Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be
RalDh Carver, Arvil Caldwell,
Grady Wilson, Grover Moody, Carl
Bav Rnfus Sheehan. Perrv Rich,
Milford Caldwell, Bob Duckett, Ray
Parton, Thomas Messer, and timer
Mr. Sutton, a native of Virginia,
lived most of his life in Haywood
(See Ben Sutton Page 2)
Mrs. Hoyle's baby missed win
ning the baby contest by a few
hours as the first baby born In
Haywood county in 1949.
Mrs. Fished lauded the o:lcials
of the local radio station, WHCC.
for their efforts in raising sup
plies for the needy family. After
the story of the fire appeared in
The Mountaineer, the radio sta
tion, in conjunction with the
local Red Cross, chapter, launch
ed an appeal for help for the
homeless family. ;
I - - it .
Judge Dan K. Moore of Sylva
will preside over the January
civil term of Haywood county
superior court which convenes
here Monday morning for a two
The January civil session of
Haywood county superior court
will open Monday morning, Jan
uary 10, with a crowded docket of
divorce cases and civil actions to
be tried during the two-week term.
Judge Dan K. Moore of Sylva.
will preside over the court.
Several civil suits carried over
from t he last session of civil court
in October are scheduled 1o be
cleared from the docket. The
criminal session' or superior court
will convene here in February.
The jurors impaneled for the
first week of jury duty are the fol
lowing: Glenn Clark, Fines Creek: Fred
Wood, Waynesville; J. It. livers.
Beaverdani; Bruce Sellers, Clyde:
John Tittle, Waynesville; Dewey
(See Civil Court Pace 2
Roy Moseman, who for the past
12 year; has been operating Ron's
News Stand in Waynesville, is go
ing out of business Friday until an
other location can be found for his
Mr. Moseman has his business in
a building next to the Park Theatre
He has won the admiration of
many local resident as a business
man despite his physical handicap.
Roy first started out with a news
stand borrowed from Hie State
Commission for the Rlind in March.
1937. He located the stand on the
corner where the Firestone place
is situated for four years unlil he
moved to his present location.
Mr. Moseman has built up a
growing news stand business here,
handling confections, magazines
and newspapers. He said he in
tended to open up his business
again as soon as another location
could be found. As yet he has not
found a suitable building in which
to reopen his news stand.
"I would like to express thanks
to my friends and customers who
have made the growth of my busi
ness possible and I hope to be able
to serve them again sometime in
the near future," Mr. Moseman
Collection Of Books And
Magazines For Germany
Due To Start On 17th
Plans are to begin a collection of
books and magazines here the 17th
for shipment to schools in Germany
and other European countries, it.
was announced yesterday by Oral
L. Yates, district chairman.
"During the past few years, sev
eral million copies of books and
magazines have been shipped to
Germany and other countries, and
there lias been a decided improve
ment in morale and attitude to
wards America because of this,"
the chairman said after a recent
state meeting on the matter.
The books and magazines will be
collected through ..the schools, and
civic organizations and Scouts will
be r.sked to asajst in packing fhem
Conference With Town
Boards Is Plan Of Davis
Representative Grover C. Davis announced yesterday in
Raleigh lhat he was halting work on the proposed bill calling
for (he merger of Waynesville, Hazelwood. and Aliens Creek.
Rep. Davis (made his decision after conferring with J. R.
Morgan, by long distance, and learning of the strong opposi
tion to the proposed bill by residents of Hazelvood and AI-
j mas.-, meeting u:is held of the
j citizen of Hazelwood and the
! Aliens Creek community and spon
sored by the hoard of aldermen
! and mayor of Hazelwood Tuesday
I night at the Hazelwood school, with
an estimated crowd of 550 persons
attending for the purpose of ex
pressing their views about the pro
1 posed merger of Hazelwood, Aliens
Creek and Waynesville.
Mayor Clyde Fisher presided and
stated the reason for calling the
meeting. Mr. fisher stated that
it was to lie an open forum meet
ing and anyone who wished to
speak would be given an opportun
ity to fin so, whether he
Iher he was for
I he inerr'er or
was opposed to it.
I,. IVevnst Sr., member of
I Hie Ha.clwood board of aldermen,
was the next speaker of the eve
ning, and v it'i perfect attention of
j the !;rge gathering, stated: "I have
iinly one 'dice and my own opinion,
'but if ii h Hie "ill of llu- citizens
of Hazeluoiid that we merge with
W.'.vr csi ille. I will do all in my
, power to try to make the plan
v oi k. As fur nnscif personally, I
jam against the proposed bill.
I Mr. I'lrwist then told the pro
ceeding , lhat a hill in the House
I nl liepi cm nlalives had to follow
before it w;is brought up for a vote
l en ill" House floor. He also stated
Jilial lie planned to go to Raleigh
I iul lie at the hearing of the Com
mittee mi I owns and Cities and do
all lhat he could to block the pass
age of the merger bill.
Mr. I'reyost also stated that the
lun towns were not ready to be
consolidated. "There is too much
difference in the thinking of the
two groups of people, and until
i hey think alike and along the same
channels. I do not think the two
towns should be merged."
Mavor fisher then recognized
another member of the hoard of
aldermen. Carl Swangor. who also
slated lhat lie was opposed to the
measure and would do all in his
power to forestall its passage.
The meeting was then thrown
open tor discussion and after sev
eral oilier citizens had expressed
themselves, all against the propos
ed bill, a vote of those present was
called by Mayor Xisher. and the
results were unanimous against the
Petitions against the measure
were circulated among the group
for their signature to be presented
at the hearing in Raleigh, botli
from Hazelwood and Aliens Creek.
During tne meeting, a repre
sentative of Aliens Creek, stated:
".My community would rather
merge with Hazelwood than follow
the proposed bill."
Rev. M. L. Lewis, pastor of the
Hazelwood Baptist Church, gave
11 types of books and magazines
will be shipped, except those dea!
ipfj with sex, crrne 2nd comic
books, it was pointed out.
English school books are especi
ally needed, as well as reading
books, and children's "books for
first and second grade children.
Mr. Yates has charge of 14 coun
ties and is starting the campaign
in each of the counties on the 17th.
"From this district we should get
thousands of pounds of good books
and magazines which will prove
beneficial in trying to educate a
large population in Germany and
Euro?! " Mr. Yatti -wli.
Hep. Davis lold Mr. Morgan that
he would like to confer with the
hoards of aldermen of Waynes
ville and Hazelwood, together with
a representative group from Aliens
Creek when he comes home in the
near future. No date was set as
to when he expects to return home
for a week-end.
Mr. Morgan explained to Repre
sentative Davis the action of some
5j0 citizens at a mass meeting in
Hazelwood Tuesday night, and the
fact that numerous petitions were
being circulated on the matter,
asking thr. the bill be dropped.
The proposed bill was being
drafted by Mr. Morgan at the re
quest of Rep. Davis and, according
to the former, it was about ready
to be sent to the Haywood legisla
tor yesterday. It has not been
sent, since Rep. Davis said he via
holding up on doing anything about
it for the present.
The proposed bill called for the
merger of the towns of Waynesville,
I Ihyzelwood and Aliens Creek, estab-
lishing one town, and naming a
hoard of five aldermen, with two
from Hazelwood and three from
Waynesville, in addition to a mayor
, from the town at large.
! The proposed bill also called for
i ,1 municipal recorder's court
I he city manager plan.
A dale for a public hpf-ov o'l
the bill would hav been spt bsfor:
I he House committee, an.' llrsi
number opposing the bill p'jen-t
lu attend the hearing. As f.u a.
could be learned, there wa no or
ganized group favoring it-- adop
tion. Veteran Farmers
In Net Profits
tlet profit of S74.441.BI dining t')li;
on their farms in Haywood
whioji was approximately
above the previous year's
and that amount above I!k
r 1 ou
ated operating plans.
The veteran fanner- '.ivjo.
which has been in operatic"! m
Haywood county for the past three
years, is under the supervision of
John Nesbitt, vocational leachr-r
at Waynesville Township hifdi
Mr. Nesbitt is assisted by .Jule
Boyd. Fred Campbell. Hulen Gib
son, Glenn MeCracken as super
visors and Carl Ratcliffe, in charge
The veteran fanners earned a
net p'-ofit ,,f $54,677.32 during 1917
and showed a considerable gain in
farm profits this year.
Article By Judge Frank
Smathers Appears Soon
In The Readers Digest
Judge Frank Smathers reccntlv
w rote an article that was to appear
in the January issue of Headers
Digest. The editor of The Digest
sent Judge Smathers the following
telegram: "Terribly sorry pi tic!?
squeezed out last minute Will let
you know when it will definitely
appear soon as possible Allied P.
The article was briefly reviewed
in this newspaper several months
ago, and received much favorable
In Hay wood
(This information com
piled from Records of ?
Slate Highway Patrol). ';.