I.OI ISVII I l; Ky
e Clyde. Route 1,
nirs of cnuo
lusly left 'n a local
.p true jusi.
by calling Tne
pairsf shoes were
ve ueen .- -
y n. Noiana, wu
Oroves. The No
vl.rv similar to the
,v a local carpenter
fctly whs tne rcusuu
Gov. Scott I
.ports coming from
Lr with pictures.
Lvernor Kerr Scott
Linute of the cere-
ivitics that toiioweo
n last iiiuibubj.
id not have a thing
who managed wr.
n in iiaywiwu.
s there early, and
Fririav. He stood
oception for several
rod until Kay Kayser
note for the inaugu-
fore aawn ruunj.
Id a grand time, and
:l was glad to see
jr. late sam.
cott am noi pui un,
as plain as ever,
I'd I was an old cow-
himself," Mr. Tate
urine the day me
red to his formal
tow suit" as it cost
Jur, and he knows the
hers, cattlemen, and
out in the country,
town, the Haywooo
fir. Scott concluded.
orked On Road
Noland, district high-
bncr was in Raleigh
liralion, and to do a
fci some highway mal-
I some of tho. cur
stivities, but appar
cr than Mr. Tate.
Ijuor In Sylva
lie Noland does not
bny of the 15 people
fcison liquor in Sylva
re from this area.
pre dead, and three
ately ill. it was re-
iJackson county Mon-
ne other man is re-
ig. but officers hern
not been confirmed.
nd said that one of
lucnt week-end visitor
and had nl tlmnc
pblc trouble by get
fThis man was rcport-
uecn in WavnpKvillo
M, and "looked like
e set in death" one
The police did not
v'sit. as he behaved
wont back home to
rstood from r,fr,
N other men nnrf i
No quantities of raw
-smng lt down wUh
at noon Monday)
'Mary U Mostly
liter n ra and
t - .... tempera-bythestaffofthe
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69 ' 41
The Waynesville Mountaineer
litTYEAK No 3 8 PAGES Associated Press and
Four Predecessors See Scott Inaugurated
ii i ..iiiiiim uri ! i
North Carolina's Gov. Kerr Scott was inaugurated at Raleigh in the presence oi nis iour immeui
ate predecessors in office, and here they are. Left to light: U. S. Senator J. Melville Broughton who
became governor in 1941; retiring Gov. R. Gregg Cherry who took office in 1945; Gov. Scott; L. S.
Senator Clyde R. Hocy, governor from 1937 to 1941, and J. C. 13. Ehringhaus who became governor
in 1933. (AP Photo).
Clyde Woman Charges Asheville
Man With Theft of $15,000
The annual March of Dimes
swings , into line throughout the
nation January 14 and will conti
nue to the end of the month. A- P.
Ledbctter. 1949 March of Dimes
chairman for the Waynesville area
announced today, urging everyone
to give at least 504 more mis
".The record polio epidemics of
last summer and the soaring costs
of fare and treatment-of patients."
Mr. Ledbetter said, "point to the
urgent need of putting on the
greatest March of Dimes drive in
history. This annual appeal is the
sole source of funds through which
the National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis can carry on the
fight against polio."
The Waynesville Campaign
Chairman disclosed that the Na
tional Foundation exhausted its
emergency epidemic aid fund last
summer in servicing stricken areas
during the recent epidemics. "Con
sequently," Mr. Ledbetter said, "we
must all put our shoulders to the
wheel and help roll up a new high
mark during the March of Dimes."
Mr. Ledbetter revealed that
(See Polio Page 5)
Inspection Lane Moves
To Canton, Jan. 11-13
The mechanical inspection lane
has moved to Canton and will re
main there from Tuesday, January
11 through 13, after beinf in Way
nesville for the past week.
Inspection lane officials stated
that several Waynesville vehicles
were insDected during the past
week in the first semi-annual . in
spection period. The lane will
return to Waynesville for the last
time February 22-26.
MEDFORD IN RALEIGH
William Medford is in Raleigh
attending a hearing before the
State Utilities Commission.
Rotarians Discuss General
Outlook Of Business In '49
Rotarians look with general op
timism on 1949 business, according
to the brief talks made Friday dur
ing a general discussion of the out
look for the year.
Ed Williamson, program chair
man, called on several from dif
ferent lines of business.
Ben J. Colkitt, general manager
of Royle.and Pllkington Co., Inc..
said. that while business in the tex
tile field at the moment was a lit
tle slow .there was every Indica
tion that the trend upward would
begin In the spring, certainly by
May or Jun. He indicated thut
Charles E. Ray, merchant, point-
Twice-A-Week In The County
Probable Cause Found
Against Smith; Held
Under $4,000 Bond
Mrs. Ellen Noland of Clyde, re
puted to be one of the wealthiest,
women' 1n Haywood county, has
charged an Asheville silverware
salesman with the theft on New
Year's Day of approximately $2.
200 in cash and $12,000 in notes.
The defendant, a Mr. Smith,
about 22 or 23 years of ago, was
arraigned Wednesday before Clyde
Police Judge N. C. West, who found
probable cause and bound him for
appearance at February term of
Haywood county superior court.
Smith was released under $4,
000 bond, West said.
Story of the alleged thievery, as
told to the police judge by Mrs.
Noland, is that on January 1 Smith,
who is said to be a salesman for a
silverware company, was at the
home of Mrs. Noland in Clyde.
West quoted Mrs. Noland as say
ing that she had bought silverware
from Smith on previous occasions
when he came to her bouse. On
Ihn rlav in question. Smith had
bought some quilts from Mrs. No-
land, West said. (The elderly tauy
is well-known in this vicinity for
her beautiful handwork on quilts
Mrs. Noland told me," West
continued, "that on the same after
noon she rode in Smith's car to
Crabtree, whore -she resided before
(See Theft Pape 5)
About Speed Limit
N. C. West, police court judge, of
Clyde, said yesterday that "speed
ers' 'were still being caught and
hailed into court.
"The situation is somewhat bet
ter, but still too many are violat
ing the speed law," he pointed out.
"The Boy Scouts and school are
cooperating with us during the
hours school convenes and recesses.
This is a big aid, but still some
motorists come through too fast.
When they do, they are brought to
court, and given the penalty of the
law," he continued.
ed out that the national ircims,
the balance of the year looked lav-
and the local trends were identical.
"A live per cent drop on the na
tional market is clearly shown here
at the same percentage, which
means busines sin this area is the
same as the national pattern.
Mr. Ray emphasized that 1949
looked like a good year, but that
it was going to take harder work
to accomplish the same results as
experienced in 1948. The cost of
livW is predicted as going to be
10 per cent lower in 1949 than last
(See Rotarlan-Pare 5
Seat of Ilaywood County At
United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C. TUESDAY,
A inlal of (ii2 arrests wore made
in Waynesville during 194fl, show
ing an' increase of 13 over tho pre
vious year, and $10,750.56 was col
lected in linos and costs as results
of tho arrests, G. C. Ferguson, town
manager, reported this morning.
A breakdown if the arrest re
port tabulated by Mr. Ferguson is
as follows: public drunkenness,
501; driving drunk, 11; reckless
driving. 26; violating parole law, 8;
trespass on watershed, 18; traffic
violations, 27; larceny and break
ing and entering. 10; affray, 13;
assault, 6; gambling, 3; and other
Mr. Ferguson'said that the total
Tines for the year amounting to
$3,522.40 would go into the county
schools fund. The amount of cost
lotaling $7,228.16 in 1948 will go
into the town's general fund. The
total amount of bolh fines and
costs were slightly below last year's
Post Office Here
Has Big Increase
During Past Year
The Waynesville Post Office
broke all records in 1948 w ith to
tal receipts of $58,293 for a gain
of $11,723 over the gross business
of $46,570 in 1947. These figures
were released yesterday by Post
master J. H." Howell.
"We are proud of our gain of
$11,723, for several reasons. For
one thing:, it has enabled us to
set the twice-a-day delivery to
every residence on a paved street
Annual Symphony Drive
Reaches Half-Way Nark
The annual membership cam
paign of the North Carolina Sym
phony Society which was resumed
here last Thursday is now over the
half-way mark. The membership
goal, which will bring the Little
Symphony Orchestra to the com
munity, is $750.00.
The orchestra, directed by Dr.
ISenjamiii F. Swalin, will play two
concerts, one for adults in the eve
ning and an admission-free con
cert for school students in the af
ternoon. Any membership in the
Symphony Society entitles the
member to admission to all Society
sponsored concerts by both the fet
tle and Full North Carolina Sym
phony Orchestras throughout the
This season the Little Symphony
The Eastern Entrance Of The
Twice Daily Mail
Planned For Paved Street Residents
Day Of Court
The opening session of the civil
term of Haywood county superior
court adjourned shortly after noon
Monday as the jury granted six
divorces and a number of civil
suits continued until the February
.luri-e Dan K. Moore of Sylva,
presiding judge, said that-the court
would possibly adjourn after the
session Thursday since so many of
the cases have been continued to
the next term.
The jury granted the following
divorces in the opening session
Hillv MoHaffev from Glen-
na McHaffey, W. D. Haikins from
Bertha Haikins, Nora Parks from
General Parks, Mary Ellen Harris
from Rufus Harris, Jr., Morris
Cochran from Oma S. Cochran,
and Bettie Shippman from James
The civil suit against Roy Mose
man filed by Jim Massie will not
be tried in court since Mosenian
lias moved from the building on
Main Street over which the action
Among the cases continued were:
Watson vs. Watson, Gibson vs. Gib
son, Holcombe vs. Holcombe,
George vs. Reeves, Turner vs.
Shuler, Scntelle vs. Murray, Hall
vs. Abel and Patton vs. Bowers
Of Medical Group
Dr. Hugh A. Matthews was
elected president of the Ilaywood
County Medical Society at a recent
meeting of the group here. He suc
ceeds Dr. Boyd Owen of Waynes
ville. Other officers named wore: Dr.
R. S. Roberson, vice president; Dr.
J. E. Fender, secretary and treasur
er; and Dr. Boyd Owen, a delegate
to the N. C. Medical association
convention. Dr. Matthews and Dr.
V. H. Duckett were named alter
Dr. N. F. Lancaster of Waynes
ville, was named president of the
hospital staff: Dr. J. R. Westmore
land, Canton, vice-president; Dr.
Fender, secretary; and Dr. Duckett.
A large number of Haywood
county doctors were in attendance
at the meeting last week.
Three members wort., recognized
for a perfect attendance record
during the year 1948: Dr. Duckett.
Dr. Matthews and Dr. Boyd Owen
I n,, 1 F FoiiH.,1- tin,
iiJ .1... ...,. i, a rw.rlWt at.
I. . , ..! : .li).. i r. Kit nil. officiating. In-
ii'nn n ' ri'i-tii ii if umiiiiif;
this county. Dr. Lancaster was ab
sent on two occasions.
Has Seat 95 In House
Representative Grover C. Da
vis is occupying seat number 95
on the left of the speaker's stand
in the House of Representatives
Senator W. II. Crawford from
the 32nd district has been plac
ed in seat 45 in the Senate, while
Senator W. B. Hodges, also of
the 32nd district, is occupying
seat number 33 on the left side
of the president's chair.
will play in Waynesville, Hender
sonville, Murphy. Franklin and at
other points in the western sec
tion of the state. The Full Sym
phony will play in Asheville, Mor
ganton. Hickory, and Shelby,
t State Institution
The Symphony is a state insti
tution, whose services are avail
able to any community in the state
at a price less than the actual cost
of appearing. This is made possible
by a state appropriation and by
generous contributions by music
The North Carolina Symphony
was put on a professional basis in
199 and since that time has had
iinnrprpdented development and
recognition until now it is one of
(See Symphony rage s
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
JANUARY 11. 1949
Employment Service Places
1104 Persons In Jobs Mere
Funeral services for Lieut.
Thomas Wilbur McKee, who was
killed in a plane crash in India
on July 18. 1945, will be held
Wednesday at 2 o'clock at Long's
Chapel Methodist church.
Lt. McKee Rites
To Be Held At
Funeral services for Lieut.
Thomas Wilbur McKee, U. S. Army
Air Forces, who was klllecl tn a
plane crash in India on July 18.
1945. will be held Wednesday at 2
o'clock from the Long's Chapel
Methodist Church at Lake Juna
luska. with Rev. Paul Duckwall.
pastor, officiating. Interment will
follow in Green Hill Cemetery.
I int MrKw was born Sept. 9",
1921 at Cleveland, Ohio
of Thos. C. and Arlene McCoy Mc
Kee. He attended the Waynesville
Schools and the University of Flor
ida, where he was a member of the
Beta Zeta Chapter of the Kappa
Alpha social fraternity. He enlisted
in the Air Corps while a student at
(See Lt. McKee Page 51
For Mrs. Kerley
Funeral services for Mrs. Rubena
Bingham Kerley. 89. who died
Thursday at the home of a daugh
ter Mrs. Henry Miller, were held
. Salurdav afternoon at the r li st
B.iotist Church with the pastor
,.,.. .... -
was in Green Hill Come-
Serving as pallbearers were R V.
Welch. Hugh Leatherwpod, Noble
; Ferguson. W. R. Francis. H. W.
i Burnett, and John Queen. Sr.
Mrs. Kerley was born March 29.
i (See Mrs. Kerley Page 5
j Kurt Weill In West
j Indies With Oil Company
I Kurt L. Weill, a chemical cn
! gineer, is in Aruba, Netherlands,
j West Indies, with a subsidiary of
!the Standard Oil Company. Mr.
Weill flew from Miami January
first, being accompanied there by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Before going to the West Indies,
he spent some time in New Jersey.
Plans are to remain in Aruba for
li-M, Mi 1!
Singing Convention Raises
$311 For Polio Campaign
An audience that packed the
court room to overflowing enjoyed
a two hour and a half musical pro
gram here Sunday afternoon, with
12 musical groups participating. At
the close of the program a collec
tion of $311.33 was taken for the
current Polio drive.
Rev. Kay Allen was in charge,
and assisted by Tom Queen. During
the program, Dave Hyatt, general
chairman, and Ott Ledbetter, cam
paign chairman, spoke briefly. Rev.
L. G. Elliott, pastor of the First
Baptist church gave a brief outline
oi tne poiio iudq b.iu
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
The Ilaywood county offices of
the U. S. Employment Service en
joyed their best year since the war
vears when the employers were
forced to hire through the office.
Miss DeBrayda Fisher, manager,
reported in making a survey of
employment activities here during
i Job placement activity reached
; nearly an all-time high in Haywood
county last year as the Waynesville
I and Canton employment offices se
cured work for 1107 persons in ine
local area. This figure shows an in
crease of around 400 over the 1947
"At the present tune employ-1
incut is dropping off in the
Wayneswlle arua," Miss Fisher re
lated. She staled that it was not
i alarming and usually occurs dur
ing this season. The employment
manager here said thai job oppor
tunities would more than likely be
betl.r during the spring since con
struction and other work starts in
Miss Fisher reported that an es
timated 800 men and 500 women in
Haywood county are not employed
at the present time. She said that
quite a few good paying jobs are
open out of the Waynesville area
.mrt information concerning these
iobs mav be obtained at the local
Miss Fisher indicated that fig
ures show that unemployment
among veterans in the county is
i. nninn ,(T roiisiderablv since
, ui ti'H."h
(See Employment Paffe si
Veterans Urged To
Meet 7:30 Tonight
A special meeting is being call
ed for all veterans with foreign
creiw at l lie hall of the Veterans
'' ' ,., m .. nlokt at
lot foreign vvhis lurauu;
7:31). The nail is uuuer nui6'
Store, on Main Street.
"Several matters of importance
are being brought up, and we want
all former members, and veterans
to attend this important meeting,"
Charles Edwards. Jr., and George
J. Keller, announced jointly. Mr.
Edwards is commander and Mr.
Keller is quartermaster.
Closing Date Set For
Filing 1948 Performance
Reports At AAA Office
The fanners of Haywood county
were advised today that all 1948
performance reports must be filed
in the county AAA office by Tues
day, February 15. Miss Sarah Full
bright, secretary, announced this
This report is for the purpose of
reporting any practice which was
carried out in the 1948 program by
county farmers, such as receiving
lime, seeds, phosphate and other
materials through the AAA office.
Heavy Voting Reported
In C. of C. Election
Voting was heavy in the ballot
ing for directors of the Chamber
of Commerce which ended yester
day afternoon. Stanley Henry, sec
The ballots were counted yester
day afternoon and the results will
be revealed Friday, Mr. Henry
It was reported, that nearly every
business firm was visited and most
all professional men in this area
cast ballots in the election.
During the afternoon eight quar
tettes took part, as well as two
soloists, a choir, and a trio. Each
group gave two selections. Among
those taking part, included the
Smile Awhile quartette, Canton;
The Melody Five, of Canton; The
Shellon quartette, Waynesville;
Jamerson quartette, Sylva; The
Addie Quartette, of Addie; The
Tone-Masters, ot Asheville, and
the Guiding Star quartette of Ashe
ville. The Shelton Trio, of Waynes
(See Sinrint Pa 5)
A woman was mailing the
old family Bible to her broth
er in a distant city. The postal
clerk examined the heavy
package carefully ud in
quired if it contained any
thing breakable. "Nothing but
the Ten Commandents." was
the quick reply.
Postal inspectors have approved
plans for giving every resident on
a paved street in Waynesville Iwiee
daily mail delivery. The inspector's
approval has just been received by
Postmaster J. H. Howell.
Plans are for the carriers to
leave the Waynesville office at 8:30
and 1:30 daily, taking about three
hours to make each complete rodnd
The new service will get under
way soon, Postmaster Howell point
ed out. An inspection of the plan
was recently made by postal
authorities, and in their report lo
the department, and Postmaster
Howell said, in part:
"The receipts and dispatches of
tho mail at vour office are now ade
quate for the consideration of two
complete deliveries oi mail daily
lo all patrons. Observations indi
cate that all sections ot the city
are entitled to two deliveries daily
"Your office has enjoyed a
steady growth in receipts for tho
past two calendar years and a cor
responding increase in other busi
ness. Notwithstanding this, you
have endeavored to operate the ol-
The inspectors pointed out that
the lack of numbers dn many
houses in the town would hinder
efficiency to some degree, and
cause carriers to take longer in
making their rounds. "With the
houses properly numbered. I In
service would be far more sal is
factory." it was pointed -out.
Streets To Be Served
Postmaster Howell pointed nut
(See Post Office Page 51
In County Feb. 1
A campaign to deal the rats of
Haywood county a death blow k
being planned for the first week
of February. This campaign i;
being sponsored by the County
Extension Service and Health De
partment, in cooperation with the
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Rats each year cost the people
of Haywood county an estimated
8200,000.00. This is in addition
to the deadly disease which they
spread and annoyance of hir ing
(See Rat Campaign Pace .
Hub. Messer Injured
In First Highway
Accident of 1949
Hub Messer, of Cove Creek, vet
eran of World War II, was injured
as results of an automobile acci
dent near the entrance of Hemp
hill road in the Jonathans Crook
section of Haywood county, Patrol
man O. R. Roberts, reported this
The accident occured on Fridav
afternoon and Messer became the
first person injured on the high
ways of the county this year.
Messer was taken to the Moore
General Hospital in Asheville. The
extent of his injuries was not r-
ported. He was driving a 101';
Chevrolet with a New Jersey li
cense tag. The car was almo.l
HERE FROM FLORIDA
C. A, George arrived Nond .j
night from Florida. He 'plan-
join his family after spending
eral days here on business.
Injured .... 1
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol). ,