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A fiery tempered Southern
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National, Park
businessman wrote the follow
ing letter: "Sir, my stenog
rapher, being lady, cannot
type what I think of yon. I,
being a gentleman, cannot
think of it. You, being neith
er, will understand what I
tal rates have con-
una me v ."-
Ce citizen had Lb-
, check an air mail
,rrect amount of
had six cents
Sill carefully pull.
,sUge off, and band
er two new stamps.
he could pasie uic.u
easier than uie w
. i .irhith was
thin his line of duty,
k in serving the pub-
Wing nearby, seeing
nnhlic servants in
eed more men
in la k to any u..
.. . .,
irmvn ot waynesvmc
frar slightly aeai, you
, were helping worn
siren the other day
fed to blow.
toned when the Town
Ive the siren from the
the City Hall to the
building. The siren
heavy, but a ueiicaie
fianism, operated by a
n was put into place,
. under the direction
hi Fitzgerald, called on
ton, town manager, to
;n switch on "just a
on full force, sending
lower into action, and
rambling all over the
city hall. They felt
see if their ear drums
urst by the blast, but
all escaped without
has later been checked
o be in perfect work-
kith the switch barely
ial here in Haywood,
not use his name, re-
toed a letter that is quite
om his average mail.
fas very complimentary.
appreciation of a group
'or the work done for
lal has read and re-read
lumerous times, because
rent from those usually
people in public. -
fentary letters are so
hey are really a jewel
o get one," he said.
tterest In Brick
of the water depart
ing on Main Street
fming, unearthed some
pneks which many years
Main Street. Later
fas poured Avar tVia
then the asphalt as in
"embers of the younger
.showed much interest
' foundation of tho
forkmen dug down to do
u" a water main.
led at noon MnnHo
n collection 50c-5Cc
per 100 lhs
Jan- 18 Cloudy and
ecorded by the staff of
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64th YEAR No. 5 12 PAGES
S3ere Jan. 25
The annual war on rats in
Waynesville will be declared Tues
day, January 25, for two days in
an effort to rid the town of the
destructive rodents, Wayne Cor
penlng, county agent, announced
The rat campaign will be eon
ducted in Canton Thursday, Janu
ary 27, and the drive will be closed
in Hazelwood Friday, January 28,
Mr. Corpening said.
L. C. Whtehead, representative
of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Serv
ice, will be in Haywood county to
assist the towns in the spread of the
rat poison. A representative from
the local and state health depart
ments will also assist in the cam
The respective towns are paying
for the rat poison and it will be
spread out by city employes. It is
urged that everyone in the three
(See War On Rats Page 5)
Winners of the Haywood county
corn contest will be announced at
the 100 Bushel Corn Club banquet
Wednesday night, January 19, at 7
o'clock in the Towne House. The
banquet, honoring 40 members of
the club, is being sponsored by the
Chamber of Commerce.
Dr B. A. Krantz of the exten
sion service in Raleigh will be
guest speaker for the banquetJ
meeting. Dr. Krantz is currently
doing research work in corn fertili
zation and his talk is expected to
be of gDeat interest to the corn
growers of the county.
Wayne Corpening ,who will pre
side over themeetlng, s&i tna tne
corn contest winners will be asked
to explain how they gryv their
corn. Each contestant in the con
test are requested to bring 10 ears
of corn to the meeting for the
Held Monday For
Albert Kirkpatrick, 47, of Way
nesville, died suddenly Saturday at
1 p. m. while visiting at the home
of Sam Fulbright of the Nineva
section of Haywood county.
He was originally from the Fines
Creek section and had worked in
the chemioal department of the
American Enka Corporation for the
past seven years.
Funeral services were held Mon
day at 3 p. m. in Barberville Bap
tist Church, with the Rev, Thomas
(See Kirkpatrick Rites Fasc 5)
Opens In County
Through Ian. 31
The book campaign got under
way in fine fashion in the 15 West
ern North Carolina counties yes
terday, according to O. L. Yates,
chairman of the drive.
"Reports that I have received
from other counties indicates that
the campaigns are getting under
way In a big way, Mr. Yates saiu.
The drive to collect books and
magazines in Haywood county for
shipment to schools in Germany
and other European countries
opened Monday and will continue
(See Book Campaign Page s
Haywood Has Six Patients
In Asheville Polio Home
"There are six patients
Haywood still in the Orthopedic
TTnmo In Astipville." FranK A. uai-
ber, former president and chair
man of the board, told Rotarians
"During the terrible epidemic
last year, we had 20 from Haywood
county. Many will be coming back
for treatment for a year, two years,
and even ten years from now. That
is Just one of the things that polio
brings about. It is a long, hard
Job getting back to normal-af
eveV," h continued.
Mr. Barber pointed out some of
the work of the Home last sum
mer ,a it cared for 284 patients,
and that some 62 patients are still
confined in the Home.
Speaking in behalf of the March
of Dimes, he told how the National
Foundation had sent to Buncombe
Associated Press and
Waynesville Girls Undefeated
Betty Sheehan, stalwart forward for the undefeated Waynesville
High School girls' team, is pictured above tossing a one-hand shot
through the nets as she scored 21-points against Crabtree hist week.
Margie Cogdill, number 31, is set for the rebound. The Mountain
eers play host to their arch-rivals from Canton in a doubleheader
here Friday night. A Mountaineer photograph by Ingram's Studio.
Persons To Conduct Polio
Drive Here Are Announced
The current budget recom
mendation, as presented to the
General Assembly last week, car
ries an increase for the Park
Commission, which has head
The commission had request
$5,850 for each year for the next
two years, and the Advisory
Budget Commission recom
mended $6,446, which is $596
more. For the last two years the
commission has had a budget of
$5,720. The recommendation is
an increase of $726.
Charles E. Ray, Jr., is chair
man of the commission, and of
fices are in the Masonic Temple.
Mrs. Edith P. Alley is secretary.
Chamber Of Commerce
Board Of Directors
Meet Tuesday Night
The regular monthly meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce Board
of Directors will be held Tuesday
night, January 18, at 7:30 o'clock
in the Chamber of Commerce of
fice. Stanley Henry, secretary, especi
ally urged that all directors attend
this meeting, since officers of the
group will be elected.
Building And Loan
Will Meet Tuesday
The annual stockholders meeting
of the Haywood Building and Loan
Association will be held Tuesday
night, January 18, at 7:30 o'clock,
it was announced by L. N. Davis,
Officers of the association will be
elected tonight, and a report of the
past year will be given.
fromlcountv last summer the total of
$187,000 to apply to the cost of
The National Foundation pour
ed into North Carolina last year,
$1,400,000, which is more than
North Carolina sent the Founda
tion in the past ten years.
"In 1948 North Carolina had
2,506 cases of polio, which means
that we were hit and hit hard.
Now that we have an opportunity
to give, we should do so with a
joyful heart that not more cases
struck in our state."
Mr. Barber pointed out that there
are still five patients in Iron lungs
in the Home In Asheville, and that
during the height of the epidemic,
some 15 iron lungs were sent into
Asheville alone. '
Cave Hyatt was n charge of the
United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY,
The Infantile Paralysis commit
tees to carry out the March of j
Dimes drive in the Waynesville
area were announced this morning
by A. P. Ledbelter, chairman of the
The Rotary Club will solicit
funds from all business and indus
tries in the Waynesville area, while
the Beta Sigma Phi sorority wll
have charge of women's activities
in the campaign.
The March of Dimes drive open
ed throughout thp nation Friday. I
January 14 and will continue
through January 31. A goal of
$13,000 has been allotted Haywood
county, with $6,500 to be raised in
the' Waynesville area and the other
amount in the Canton area.
The polio committees and areas
of the town to solicit donations
are as follows:
Dick Barber, special letter to
companies doing business in Hay
wood with headquarters elsewhere.
Buck Bowles, show film to all
civic clubs and assist with school
Shirley Connatser, Hallett Ward
and Dr. Frank Love, all collections
from hospital east, including Owen
Grocery, but excluding hospital.
Judge' Davis, Noble Garrett,
and Hugh Rogers, from alley at
Strand Theatre to Lealherwood's
Service Station on east side of
(See Polio Committee Vane 5)
Little Symphony Campaign
Reaches Goal For Concert
The appearance of the Nonh ,
Carolina Little Symphony Orehes-1
tra in Wa.uiesville this spring is.
now an assured fact. j
The goal of $750.00 needed to i
bring the orchestra here was reach
ed last week after an intensive!
campaign lor niemnersnip in ine
S mphony Society.
Two Concerts Here
The Little Symphony, conducted
by Dr. Benjamin Swalin, will play
two concerts, one for adults in the
evening and an admission-free con
cert for high school students in the
afternoon. Plans are also being
made to broadcast the afternoon
concert from Station WHCC for the
benefit of all elementary school
Generous contributions to the
Society by business firms and in
dustries in the community have
made it possible for band students
to secure memberships for 50 cents
instead of the usual price of $1.20.
These memberships, as well as the
adult memberships, will entitle the
holders to admission to all society
sponsored concerts of both Little
and Full Orchestras throughout the
These contributions were made
by The First National Bank, The
Haywood Builders Supply,- The
First State Bank, Tie Unagusta
Manufacturing Company, Royle
Pilkington Company, Dayton Rub
ber Company, E. L. Withers Com
pany, and Underwood Supply.
The date set for the appearance
of the orchestra is March 17 and
memberships may still be secured
The Hospital Board was named
to succeed themselves for the next
two years by the Board of Commis
sioners at their regular third Mon
day meeting here yesterday.
The hospital board is composed
of I.. II. Hramlett. of Waynesville,!
Frank M. Byers, of Canton, and
Mark Ferguson, of Fines Creek.
The board will name their own
chairman. Mr. Bramlelt is serving
as chairman at present. Mr. Fer
guson, vice-chairman, and Mr. By
ers secretary. Lee Davis is business
manager of the institution.
The Hospital board meets the
first Tuesday of each month.
The commissioners were in con
ference with James Knight, of the
highway department, regarding
work on several roads in the coun
ty. Other matters claiming the at
tention of the board were of gen
eral routine matters.
J. Pk. Dicus
Rites Are Held
Funeral services for Janus Perry
Dicus, (i-t, member of the staff of
the Haywood County Tax Collec
tor's Office, who died Thursday
morning in his home on Boundary
Street, were held Saturday at 2
p.m. in the First Baptist Church
The Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor, of
ficiated and burial was in Green
Pallbearers were Hugh Leather-
wood, Bryan Medford, Dill Shool
bred. George A. Brown. Jr., R. V.
Welch and Sebe Bryson.
Honorary pallbearers were: Jack
Messer. Charles Metcalfe. Wayne
Corpening. John Hipps, D. J. Nol
and, Rufus Siler, Jim Long, Dr.
Robersor. Dr. Lancaster. Jim
Black, Dr. McCracken, Dc Med
ford. Jonathan Woody, Bill Brad
ley. Capt. Geo. Plolt. Bill Lamp
kin. Wallace Blackwell. R. L. Pro
vost, Sr., Clayton Walker, J. R.
Morgan. Judge Alley. Carl Bout
well. Bill Byers. R. L. Wilson. M.
O. Galloway. James Green, Zeb
(See J. P. Dicus Page 5)
To Justice Furniture Co.
The Justice Furniture company
sold a piano and several pieces
of water damaged furniture
shortly after a classified adver
tisement appeared in The Moun
taineer, Homer Justice, owner,
said this morning.
Mr. Justice reported that at
least 50 persons called concern
ing the piano and all the other
articles listed were sold the day
the advertisement appeared in
DR. BENJAMIN SWALIN will
conduct the Little Symphony
orchestra which will appear
here in a concert March 17.
The appearance of the group was
assured after a successful con
cert drive recently completed.
by contacting the membership com
mittee. Mrs. Jonathan Woody and Miss
Betsy Lane Qulnlan are serving as
co-chairmen of the membership
committee and Charles Isley is as
sisting wih the jr'vi It? he high
JANUARY 18, 1949
Town To Sell Over Million
Feet of Timber From Unused
600-Acre Tract of Watershed
In Drive Here e
The Rotary Club and the Busi-!
ness and Professional Women's !
Club will have charge of a dime
board to be placed on Main Street j
during the closing week of the j
March of Dimes, campaign here
starling Saturday, January 22,1
A. P. Ledbelter. drive chairman lor j
this area, announced today. j
The dime board for the polio i
drive will open Saturday morning .
at 8 o'clock and will close the fol-!
lowing Saturday uiglit at 8 o'clock.
The schedule for the dime board
and workers are as iollows:
Saturday, January 22: 8-10 -Dan
Walkins. Oil Ledbetter and Eliza- j
beth McCracken; 10-12 Dick Bar
ber, Dave Hyatt and Rozelle Nes- !
bitt; 12-2 Jim Kilpatrick. Dr. F.
Love and Mrs. Rieheson; 2-4 Ben
Sloan, Jack Way, and Mrs. Stanley; ,
4-G L. N. Davis, Dr. Tom String- j
field and Kate Jones; 6-8 Hugh j
Rogers, Roy Francis and Kathryn !
Monday, January 24: 8-10 -Guy ';
Massie and Elise DeLozler; 10-12
Kim Barber and Ethel Fisher; 12
(See Dime Board Page 5)
Set Thursday To
UeunRp arfaiieements are being f
formulated for the poultry meeting
Thursday afternoon, January 20. at
2 o'clock in the county court bouse.
Wayne Corpening. county agent,
reported this morning.
Mr. Corpening said that poultry
specialists from State College have
been in Haywood county during the
past week, discussing broiler pro
duction with business and farm
C. F. Parrish, extension poultry
specialist, will address the group
on the future of broilers for mar
ket in this area.
During this poultry meeting, def
inate arrangements will he made
for a tour of broiler producing
areas in North Carolina and Geor
gia to be held the following week.
It was announced that feed deal-
(See Poultry Meeting Page 51
j Of Bank Here
I Jonathan II. Woody was ic-elicl-
ed president of the First National
Bank here at the annual meeting
iif the board of directors.
Other officers re-elected were:
.1. II. Way, Jr., vice president: .1
T. Noland, cashier; Joe S. Davis,
assistant cashier, and Joe Jack At
kins, assistant cashier.
The following directors were re
elected: J. R. Boyd, chairman;
Glenn C. Palmer, J. II. Woody.
J. H. Way, Jr.. L. N. Davis. Aaron
Prevost, James K. Massie and J.
Satisfactory reports were made
of the past year's work as reveal
ed by officers at the meeting.
Noble Garrett served as chairman
at the meeting of stockholders and
Mrs. T. L. Gwyn as secretary.
Leatherwood Cites School
Needs In Lions Club Talk
The educational needs in North
Carolina as reported in a survey
conducted by the State Education
Commission were discussed in a
radio address by Lawrence Leath
erwood, principal of Hazelwood
Elementary School, over WHCC
last Week ata meeting of the Lions
Mr, Leatherwood cited the rec
ommendatiohs made by an 18-mem-ber
committee, after studying the
school needs of the state educa
tional system. The initial point re
viewed in the. radio speech was the
minimum education advantages
w hi'ch the state should guarantee I school principal asserted. Mr.
to every child. "We should guarar.- eLatherwood pointed out' that agri
tee a well-rounded, balanced pro-1 culture is available, in only six out
gram of minimum essentials de-: of ten of ou schools, typewriting
terniined by the needs of children, in si:: out of ten, shorthand in two
youtlt and LdulU-" Mr T ed'hT- out ot ttn, music in 10 per' cent
wood emphasized. i (Se Leatherwood Pat 5)
In Advance In Haywood and
Timber Incomes To
x p e n s e s
"The time is not far off when
the profits from water, the pow
er system, and the sale of tim
ber from the watershed will pay
all operating expenses for the
Town of Waynesville," a town of
licial said yesterday.
"In fact, the three sources of
revenue would now enable the
Town to operate without levy
ing any taxes if it were not for
the bonded indebtedness," he
'Under the present plan of
operation, the town will not have
any taxes on real estate when
the bonded indebtedness is paid
off. The sale of timber from the
watershed will be continuous,
and of course, all profit, since
il costs nothing to grow the tim
ber," the official continued.
For Jan. 28
Plans have been completed for a
Kooseyell Ball to be held Friday,
January 28. ' at The waynesville
Arnioiv for the benefit of the
March of Dimes campaign now
underway here. The dance is be
ing sponsoi.'d oy the Beta Sigma
Miss Bernice Harrell. publicity
chairman, announced that Teddy
Martin and his orchestra would
play for the polio dance and that
tickets are now on sale by mem
bers of the Beta Sigma Phi soror
ity The Koosewll Ball will feature
a grand march during intermission
which will be composed of around
35 girls and their escorts from
Haywood county, sponsored by
business firms in this area.
Recent additions to the grand
(See Polio Dance Page 5
Of Haywood Bank
l-Mwin Fincher, Clyde business
man, has been unanimously re
elected president of the Haywood
t'oiiuiy Bank for the ensuing year.
Other newly elected offerers, also
re-eleeled. are: .1. 10. Koistor, exee
uliee vice president, and P. Frank
Campbell, cashier. Lois llaynes
Moonev and Helen West are assist
The bank experienced one of the
invest ears in its history in i hm.
according to a report to stockhold -
ers by Fincher at a recent meeting
of the body.
Capital stock, surplus, undivided
profits and reserve now lops $2.0.
OOll. with total resources standing
above $:i. 100.000 at the close of
business December 31.
Direciors of the bank include
Fincher, Keister, Edwin Haynes,
W. Norman Freel. M. C. Sprinkle
and 1! II. West.
The second recommendation
made was that special educational
services should be provided for
handicapped children and youth.
' I moss a school system gives
handicapped chldren opportunities
for development equal to those pro
wded for other children, it is not
meeting its obligation," Mr. Leath
"It is estimated we lose five or
six out of every- hundred of our
elementary children each year, 2nd
only one half to two-thirds of
those who enter the first grade fin
ish 'he eighth," the Hazelwood
For Bids On Valuable
Timber As Selected By
The board of aldermen of
Waynesville have issued invitations
for bids on selectively marked
trees on the Old Bald drainage
area of the watershed. The area
containing 600 acres has an esti
mated 1.614,000 board feet of tim
ber, the report shows. Bids will
be opened February 11th.
The Old Bald area is not now
being used as a source of public
water supply, and will not be used
for several years after timber cut
ting operation there have been com
pleted, town officials explained.
The board voted unanimously
several months ago to adopt a for
est management plan as prepared
by the Forestry Division of the
North Carolina Department of Con
servation and Development, and the
TVA Division of Forestry Relations.
The plan has resulted from a
thorough and careful study of tim
ber and water resources on the
municipal watershed. The plan has
been reviewed and approved by the
Stale Board of Heallh.
The plan, in general, provides for
the orderly removal of mature,
over-mature and defective trees
from portions of the watershed not
currently used for water supply. It
also provides for the planting of
trees on open areas, and adequate
protection from forest fires.
This first timber sale represents
a beginning for the long-range pro
gram designed to improve and
utilize' both water land timber re
sources on the watershed, and to
provide additional revenue to the
In preparation for the sale, the
State and TVA foresters assisted
(he town in selecting and marking
the trees to be cut from an area
representing about 7 per cent of
the watershed, which bas over
9.000 acres. The foresters marked
only about half of the trees on tho
area. All young, sound, and vigor
ously growing trees were reserved
(Sec Town To Sell Page 5)
Is In Raleigh
Miss Margaret Johnston, ronnly
librarian, is in Raleigh to attend
a hearing before the joint appro
priations committee in the General
Assembly, seeking funds for library
Miss Johnston is secretary of the
Stale Library Association, and will
seek to get the General Assembly
to appropriate $500,000 as request
ed for library work in the state.
The Budget Commission has recom
mended $320,4:56 for the next two
Mr. and Mrs. John Queen
In Washington For The
, Inauguration Thursday
j Mr. and Mrs John Queen are in
Washington to attend
j tion of President Truman on Thurs-
u.i. ivir. wueen was one of the
fourteen presidential electors of
this state, and cast his vote for tho
president down in Raleigh on De
Since he was a presidential elec
tor, Mr. and Mrs. Queen have been
invited to a number of social
functions in connection with th
Enroute to Washington they 1 1 -il -
ea me ueneral Assemblv
Injured .... 1
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).