STANDARD h,; ,
Comp 220-2;)0 s i-
Tve insured mr life for
919.M so that if anything
happens to me, jon and the
children will be provided for."
"How thoughtful of yon.
darling. Now yon won't have
to see the doctor every time
HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published Twice-A Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
yon feel sick, will yon?"
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
now, Not Sun
64th YEAR No. 4 12 PAGES
Associated Press and United Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUAKY 14, 1949
ts In California
upon ouhfov" -
kains from his saow
I in California. Mr.
ring air ntfU letter to
londay, while gazlpf
ow and ice that sent
the lowest since
Crop losses nusn "
and the cold is ter
med, with a yearning
in Western Carolina
balmy weather of the
in a humorous vein,
lomeday I'll write you
llfornia, but not during
t Official Would
Clark, now district
nt of the WaynesvUJe
e Methodist Churcn,
cr newspaper cuiw,
is one question mai
Jthcring him for many
kks, "What wouia nap-
a newspaper, for one
Everything they know,
any holds.' ,
explained by adding:
Mage for example. All
that some brides are
or charming, yet so-
would be run out of
did not say so. Many
Worthless, but you can't
L-ould like to see one
fpubllshed along that
would not want to be
was reminded that an
h the same position as
conducting a funeral.
kimcs when a lot of
feft unsaid. Dr. Clark
n that one by explain-
led some time ago that
ftual was the best way
ys His Mother
of the ill-fated plane
d on a Greenland ice
i weeks ago was a
Mr. and Mrs. U. L. Pre-
lilot, First Lieut, Jams
Is from Chattanooga,
ler is a Baptist minister
fcvost's mother said, af-
be, "He always depend:
fnd he believes in pray
the war Lieut. Prevost
ivn over the North Sea
d consciousness while
! icy water of the sea,
feting his life preserver
ced to stay afloat long
fee picked up by rescue
er repeated, "James has
tended on God. That's
he has been rescued
a wife and
Iissie is remodeling the
o the Park Theatre, and
ake a modernistic front
"ding. The store was
ccupied by Roy Mose-
"'c said that it would
al weeks to get the re
completed. Plans for the shop are
Plete, Mr. Maseto eoiA
fe will know in a day or
I"1" oe used for."
led at noon Thursrfavl
Pnt collection SOc.Sfic
Per 100 lbs
Fs .... 27.00-32.40
Jan. 14 Parti v
pued cool, becoming.
fj Waynesville temperature
Po by the Staff of the
For C. Of C.
The twenty-four directors of the
Chamber of Commerce have been
selected as results of an election
held last week, according to an an
nouncement made this morning by
Stanley Henry, secretary.
Only two members of the board
of directors are yet to be named.
The two are representatives from
the town of Hazelwood and the
Boosters Club. Five of the direct
ors are holdovers from last year.
The newly elected 1949 directors
and the group they represent are
Agriculture and Livestock Rich
ard Barber; Automobile Service,
Sales and Repairs H. S. Ward;
Industry L. Kim Barber; Business
and Professional Alvln T. Ward;
Hotels, Boarding Houses, and Res
taurants J. C. Patrick and Paul
Hyatt; Merchants W. M. Cobb and
Rotary Club Leo Weill; Lions
Johnny Cuddeback; Junior Cham
ber of Commerce Lester Burgin,
Jr.; The Waynesville Mountaineer
W. Curtis Russ; Park Service
Charles Ray; Merchants Dave Fel-
met; Western North Carolina Asso
ciated Communities Jim Kllpat-
rlck; and Town of Waynesville
. C. Ferguson.
The holdover directors include:
Wayne Corpening, Bill Prevost,
Dick Bradley, S. E. Connatser, and
Self In Camp
Harold Hawley, 53-year-old negro
of Granville county, hung himself
with a bed sheet at the state prison
camp in Hazelwood shortly after
noon Tuesday1. Hawley, a life
termer, had been at the camp about
W. fV Swift, . superintendent of
the camp, Mid that Hawley had
complained of being sick, and had
not gone out on the roads to work
Tuesday. The camp physician fail
ed to find anything wrong with
Hawley, but. had him confined to
the camp infirmary.
The prisoner ate a hearty dinner,
and shortly afterwards, guards
found the body hanging with a
broken neck. The man had tied a
sheet around his neck and the other
end around some electrical conduit
on the ceiling, and jumped from
the top of the double bunks.
Coroner Dr. J. F. Tate pro
nounced the case as suicide, and no
inquest was held.
Hawley Was in prison for killing
his wife last September. He was
scheduled to have died in Novem
ber for the crime, but former Gov
ernor Cherry commuted the sen
tence to life in prison.
County Apple Growers
Attend Disease School
Several apple growers of Hay
wood c6unty are attending the
apple disease school now being
held in Hendersonville high school.
The two-day school, which closes
Friday afternoon, is sponsored by
the N. C Agricultural Extension
Service in cooperation with the
N. C. Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion and the U. S. Fish and Wild
Around 15 apple growers from
this county tatended the opening
session yesterday morning, accord
ing to a report from the county
8,063 In Sunday Schools ...
48 Baptist Churches Have
8,839 Members In County
There are 8.839 Baptists attend
ing 46 churches in Haywood county,
according to a survey made by the
Hywood Baptist Association, which
was released in its annual report.
The survey was organised, at me
wood' Association, held with Hazel
wood, W?st Canton and Waynes
ville first Baptist churches last
'Sunday School enrollment in
Hay wood' Baptist churches, the sur
vey ijiows, total 8,063. This figure
shows an., increase of nearly 3,000
over the report issued; last Septem
ber by trie Sunday School revival
in the county.
the First Baptist Cburch In Can
ton has the largest membership of
any church n the county with a
total membership of 910. The
Haywood's Legislators Get Important
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W. H. CRAWFORD, of Sylva,
senator of the 32nd district, is
chairman of the committee on
pensions, also chairman of the
committee on immigration, and a
member of the following other
committees: agriculture, appro
priations, conservation and de
velopment; library; journal; min
ing; health; teachers; and state
commission, for the blind.
March Oi Dimes Drive Opens Today
In Waynesville Area; $6,500 Goal
The Beta Sigma Phi sorority will
sponsor a March of Dimes dance
Friday night. January 28, in the
Wayheville.Armor i ConnecUw
with the polio drive now underway
in Haywood county.
The highlight of the polio ball
will be a grand march during inter
mission with approximately 35 girls
and their escorts taking part in the
program. Merchants and business
establishments in the Waynesville
area are sponsoring representa
tives in the grand march.
The band to play for the dance
has not ;been named, according to
Miss Bernice Harrell, publicity
chairman of the sorority. The
group held a meeting Monday night
for the purpose of deciding on, an
(See Sorority Page 2)
Thursday, Jan. 20
There will be a meeting at the
court house Thursday, January 20,
at 2 o'clock for all persons in the
county interested in poultry, Wayne
Corpening, county agent, announc
C. F. Parrish,' extension poultry
specialist, will address the group
on the future of broilers for mar
ket in this area.
Mr. Corpening stated that there
is a need for more broilers as an
added income for smaller farmers
in the county and the market for.
broilers is available. The only need
now is production of broilers, the
farm agent commented.
A tour of broiler producing areas
in North Carolina and Georgia will
be made if there is enough inter
est shown in the movement, Mr.
Waynesville First Baptist Church
ranks second with 787 members.
Gifts by the Baptist churches in
the county to all missions, educa
tion and orphanages totaled $176,
831.43, the survey showed.
The annual report indicates that
there are 35 ministers who hold
pastorates in the Haywood Associa
tion. There are a total of 40 or
dained rhinisters who are not pas
tors of churches in the county. Two
new ministers were ordained dur
ing 1948 and five ministers re
ceived licenses. At the present
time there are eight students from
the county studying for the minis
try. The officers of the Haywood Bap
tist Association are the following:
(See Baptist Pare 2
W. B. HODGES, of Hentierson
ville, senator of the 32nd dis
trict, is serving on the following
committees in the Senate: Chair
man of the committee on cities,
towns and counties; banks and
currency; corporations; educa
tionf finance; insurance; mining;
penal institutions; propositions
and grievances; public health;
roads; welfare; rules, wildlife-resources.
The most crucial March oi Dimes
campaign in history will get un
derway in the Waynesville area
Friday in. an effort to raise funds
to combat infantile paralysis over
the nation. The goal set for this
area in the drive is $6,500, accord
ing to A. P. Ledbetter, chairman of
the campaign in this area.
The Sotary Club will have charge
of all business and industries in
the Wavnesville area. For the sec
ond fralght ear.- UuvTjeta Sigma
Phi' sorority will handle all wo
men's activities iu the campaign.
The goal for Haywood county has
increased some $4,000 over the
amount raised here in 19-48, the
March of Dimes chairman asserted.
The combined goal for the county
is $13,000, compared to the $9,000
goal the previous year.
The following will have charge
of the house to house drive in their
section of the Waynesville area,
according to the list announced by
Ott Ledbetter this morning.
Nathan Carver. Mrs. Dick Moody.
Hobert Franklin, Mrs. Winnie How
ell, Jule Boyd, Lyda W. Hall, Rev.
J. E. B. Houser. Norman Caldwell.
Mrs. Jim Plott, Rev. C. O. Newell,
Jack Rogers. R. G. Sanford, Mar
shall Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Fred Saf
ford. Cleve Noland. Mrs. Carl
Green, Frank Davis. Jarvis Cald
well, Rev. Nando Stephens and
i Mrs. Porter McClure.
Rites Are Held
Rev. Yoder Davis
Funeral services for the Rev.
Joseph Yoder Davis, 53, of the
Crabtree section of Haywood
County, who died early Wednesday
in a Waynesville hospital after a
long illness, were held Thursday
at 11 a.m. in Panther Creek Bap
Burial was in the church ceme
tery. Rev. Davis was a widely known
preacher for the Baptist denomina
tion in Haywood, Buncombe and
He was a native of Haywood
County and a farmer and preacher.
Surviving are the widow. Mrs.
Bertha Moore Davis; two sons,
Carlylc and Joe Davis, both of the
Crabtree section: two sisters and
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GROVER C. DAVIS, representa
tive, has been named to serve on
ten committees of the House of
Representatives, including ap
propriations, and roads, two of
the most important committees
in the General Assembly. Be
sides those two, Rep. Davis is a
member of the following com
mittees: agriculture; counties,
cities, and towns; health; Insti
tutions for the deaf; journal; Ju
diciary No. 2; Mental Institu
tions; and Salaries and fees.
The January civil term ol su
perior court adjourned shortly af
ter noon yesterday as several civil
suits and divorce cases were cleared
from the. docket in the closiuji
In the top civil case of the court.
the Mowers Holding Company was
ordered to oay Matt L. Burrcss the
sum of $1,720. The case had pre
viously been on the court docket
for the past three terms.
In another civil judgment hand
ed dow n. Ben Noland was ordered
to pay a sum of $281.08 to Brad
ford K. Mehaffey and Blue Ridge
Insurance Company. The civil suit
between John E. Sentelle agmnst
Clifford E. Brown was continued
until t he next session of civil court.
The jury granted a divorce to
Leonard Brooks from Venue
Brooks Wednesday afternoon.
Judge Dan K. Moore of Sylva
presided over the four-day session
of theJanuary civil term.
County Corn Club
Event January 19
The 100 Bushel Corn Club Ban
quet will be held Wednesday night,
January 19, at 7 o'clock, in the
Towne House under the sponsor
ship of the Chamber of Commerce.
The 48 members of the Corn
Club in the county will be special
guests at the banquet. A corn show
is being planned during the pro
gram and all members are asked
to bring ten ears of corn to the
Dr. B. A. Krantz from the experi
ment station at State College will
be principal speaker for the dinner
meeting, Wayne Corpening, county
agent, announced this morning.
Dr. Krantz is an authority on fer
tilizer and its application, and
farmers of the county will benefit
greatly from his address.
Burley Tobacco Sells
For $48.89 Average
A total of 312.256 pounds of to
bacco were sold on the Asheville
Burley Market yesterday for $152,
665.87, or an average of $48.89 a
Yesterday's sales brought the
total for the season to nearly seven
million pounds. Figures for the
season through yesterday are 6,
993,480 pounds sold at an average
of $50.39 a hundredweight.
Tax Collector Is
Being Kept Busy
Sebe Bryson, Haywood tax col
lector, estimates that by the end
of January, between 65 and 70
per cent of the current taxes will
have been paid into the county.
"January lias been a busy
month, and most tax payers want
to get theirs paid before the one
per cent penalty goes into effect
on February first," he said.
Property Owned By Town
Valued At Over Two Million
Tax Listing Begins In
County; Listers Warned
Will North Carolina
Get To Vote On The
Will North Carolina get to vote
on the liquor question during
the next two years?
That question is being dis
cussed freely these days, since
Gov. Scott has asked for a refer
endum on the matter.
The special Raleigh writer of
The Mountaineer gives her opin
ion today. The answer will be
found In the Raleigh Roundup
on the editorial page.
J. P. Dicus Died
James Perry Dlcus, 64, deputy
tax collector of Haywood County,
died at his home on Boundary
Street early Thursday morning. He
had been in declining health for
some time but his death was un
expected. Mr. Dicus, a native of Seottsboro,
Ala., came to Waynesville in 1923.
He was a Shriner and a- life mem
ber of the Shrine Temple of Mo
Surviving are the widow. Mrs.
Meta Barefoot Dicus; four daugh
ters, Mrs. J. W. Robertson of Pom-
pano, Fla., Mrs. B. G. Pigg of Rich
land, Washington. Mrs. W. W. Gor
don of Sumter. S. C, and Miss
Salinda picus of the home; two
sons. J. V,' JDAeus,, Jr, -Tabor
City and Freddie Dicus of the
home: and three brothers. Mark
Dicus of Waynesville: Frank Dicus
of Abbeville, and Will Dicus of
Clinton. S. C!
Funeral arrangements under the
direction of Garrelt Funeral Home
were incomplete Thursday noon.
Chief Warns About
Getting City Tags
Chief of Police Orville Noland
warned Waynesville motorists yes
terday of the necessity of having
a city tag on or before February
"All motor vehicles registered
from within the city limits must
have a city tag on or before the
first of February or be subject to
a fine.'' the chief of police said.
During 1948 a total of 476 tags
were sold. Chief Noland estimated
that 550 would be sold this year.
Already 200 have been sold, and
the price is one dollar each. The
tags can'be had by applying at the
Plans Of Memorial
Marker Reviewed By
V.F.W. At Meeting
Around 30 or 40 prospective
members of the Veterans of For
eign Wars attended a special meet
ing of the group Tuesday night.
Mrs. W. A. Medford showed the
group a set of plans for the me
morial marker at the Green Hill
A. E. Marshall, senior vice-commander,
presided over the meeting.
Know Your Hospital . . .
Hospital Official Gives
Reasons For County Aid
By LEE F. DAVIS
Occasionally some people, either
uninformed or misinformed, will
ask the question, "Why should I
help the hospital, by paying tax or
in any other way?" Most of the
time this question is followed by
the statement, "The hospital cer
tainly does charge enough."
I feel that in every forrft of be
nevolence, without any exception,
the cause of the sick should come
first before the orphans' home,
before the schools, before any and
all civic groups. My reasons for
this are as follows:
1. The question "Why help the
hospital it charges enough" is the
principal reason why the hospital
r-eeds help. If it did not cost any
Tax listing began in Haywood
this week, with listers pushing
hard to complete the work within
the month of January. A delay of
several days was experienced while
the board discussed whether to
make a revaluation of all property.
The decision to make a five per
cent horizontal raise was made,
and the listing got underway.
Tax listers for the townships in
the county are as follows:
Beaverdam, V. H. Byers.
Cataloochee. Boyd Hannah.
Cecil, Ken Browning.
Clyde, Carter Osborne.
Crabtree. Fred Noland.
East Fork, Wes Pless:
Fines Creek, Cauley Rogers.
Iron Duff. J. Manson Medford.
Ivy Hill. J. E. Ferguson.
Jonathan Creek, N. W. Carver.
Pigeon, Way Mease.
Waynesville, D. A. Howell.
While Oak. Robert Wililams.
A campaign to collect books and
magazines In Haywood county for
shipment to schools in Germany
and other European countries will
get underway here Monday, Janu
ary 17. it was announced today Tjy
Oral L. Yates, district chairmen.
The bookstand magazines will be
collected through the schools, and
rivic organizations and Boy Scouts
will be asked to assist in packing
them for shipment overseas.
All types (f books and magazines
will be shipped except those deal
ing with crime, sex and comic
bonks, it was 'pointed out by the
Knglish school books are especi
ally needed, as well as reading
books, and children's books for first
and second grade children. Desir
able selections are picture books
for young ages, readers, story
books, histories, social science, art,
music, classics, Bibles, dictionaries,
I reference books and wholesome
"During the past few years, sev
eral million copies of books and
magazines have been shipped to
Germany and other countries, and
there has been a decided improve
ment in morale and attitude to
wards America as a result of this,"
Mr. Yates commented.
Mr. Yates has charge of 14 coun
ties and is launching the campaign
in each of the counties on January
"We should get thousands of
pounds of books and magazines
from this district which will prove
beneficial in trying to educate a
large population in Germany and
Europe.' Mr. Yates said.
BREEDING GROUP MEETS
A meeting will be held Monday
night, January 17, in the county
agent's office at 7:30 o'clock for
all officers and directors of Hay
wood Cooperative Breeding Asso
ciation, Joe H. Palmer, president,
announced this morning.
thing to care for the sick, the hos
pital would not need any help
When you put a patient to bed, feed
him in bed, bathe him in bed, give
him toilet service in bed, change
the linens several times a day, give
him three eight-hour shifts of con
stant care with drugs, dressings,
laboratory tests and hundreds of
oilier necessities, you are spending
If, for example, one is paying $6
a day (which is approximately
ward rate) for care in the hospital,
he is only paying 25 cents an hour
because he receives twenty-four
hour care. The average patient is
served 37 times in twenty-four
hours at any hospital. Ninety'
three per cent of those who ad-
(See Hospital Pnse
Auditor's Report Places
On Town's Utilities
At One Million
The Town of Waynesville owns
about two millions in utilties.
property and equipment, accord
ing to an audited report made pub
lic this week by town officials, and
published In accordance to muni
cipal state laws.
The same report shows that
while the town owns about two mil-'
lion In properties, based on a con
servative estimate, the total bond
ed indebtedness of the town is
$388,000. The report of the proper
ties and the bonded indebtedness
is as of December 31, 1948, the
audit showed. Auditors told the
town officials that based on today's
market, the value of utilities would
The recent rumors that the
water shed of Waynesville, con
sisting of some 9,000 acres, is
merely leased, is without founda
tion, and entirely false, G. C.
Ferguson, town manager, said.
The water system is carried on
the town books at a value of $556.-
oii, while the electric system is
carried at $210,200, the sewer sys
tem at $95,000 and the lointiv own
ed Waynesville-Hazelwood sewer
line at $lo4,549. makins the total
value of utilities at $1,016,272.
Street improvements are the
next greatest single item in the
auditor's report, showing streets
and sidewalks at $747,213. and con
crete bridges at $48,300. for a total
Equipment for the various de
partments adds up to $47,702. Thit
equipment includes S18.491 for the
fire department, $10,614 for the
street department, $8,245 for the
water department, $6,740 for the
light department,, $2,475 for ill po
lice department a posting machine
of $1,398, and general purpose
equipment at $1,731.
Land owned by the town is the
fourth largest item, totaling $32,
240. The park land is carried at a
value of $5,823. and the Armory
grounds at $1,250. with uniojd
cemetery lots 'amounting to S3.
560, and the parking lot at $1,664,
with all other land at $19,941.
The town has an $10,163 enmtv
in the Armory, and have the citv
hall lot, building and garage on
(See Town Property Page Z)
War On Rats Set
In County During
First Week In Feb.
A war on rats of Haywood coun
ty will be declared during the first
week of February. This annual
campaign is being jointly spon
sored by the County Extension
Service and Health Department, in
cooperation with the U. S. Fish
and Wildlife Service.
It is estimated that rats each
year cost the people of Haywood
county around $200,000.00. This
does not include the deadly disease
which they spread and annoyance
of having these pests around the
During the local rat campaign.
Fortified Red Squill will be used.
according to Wayne Corpening,
county agent. This poison is harm
less to people and domestic ani
mals and has proved deadly effec
tive on rats in other control cam
paigns conducted over the state.
The bait will be prepared on
campaign day and put in small
packages, in the amount needed
to bait the average farm. Complete
instructions for using the bait will
be furnished with each park a a.'
The cost will be only $1.00 and all
orders must be sent to the V'nmty
agent's office before the deadline
Thursday, Januarv 20.
Injured .... 1
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).