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' Twenty-nine inhaled it.
Forty-seven put a lighted
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Waynesville 1
Published Twice-AWeek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
64th YEAR No. 6 14 PAGES
in ine
ease Adas
Ton Of Coal
, pnt increase
Wanted the rall-
Unt increase per
Was learnea
, J..lorc this
C COai ueo-' -
interviewed said
-hnrb" the addi-
Lt would have to
te consume
U It Has
Id Winter
Llaims partial cred-
weather tnis bee-
Mr Gaddy poims
L overshoes does
ay. a cnec
ds, for the nrsi 10
shows an wteresi-
tho weather.
I average for the
is even 60 degrees,
e minimum exact
mhpsi temperature
las on the 10th and
Ucury hit 70. The
year the mercury
for the coldest of
ie ninth was per
?t day, with the
lure being 41 and
month, there were
a maximum of 70,
I, 64 and also 3 with
Lnd 1 with 58.
mum side of tne
ly had a minimum
1 with 38, 2 witn
iwith 29, and 2 with
the first 16 days in
fercury stayed above
n heard that what
Can's soul will show
hhlic when he loses
that isn't the line
tg right now. What
to observe is that
Lrmant in a woman's
cosmetic) will tn-
tself into conscious-
aoes shopping.
trence at the moment
iessness f those
the push-Tnfggy in
e stores. For in-
w a shopper empty
fcket on the counter
Ie the carry-all back
Iv space left for on-
lers. She had the
her purchases and
to her car while the
had to get the ob
his way before he
to the wrapping
he wasn't any too
C Of C Hears;
Financial j
Report At
The new board of directors of
the Chamber of Commerce heard
a financial report of 1948 at their
initial meeting Tuesday night, and
set Monday night as the time for
the election of officers.
No plans for the 1949 program
were discussed, pending the elec
tion of a president, two vice presi
dents, and secretary.
J. H. Howell, Jr., treasurer for
1948, made a financial report, as
did C. C. Ferguson, who reported
for a committee on a ive
proposition to move the office. The
committee's recommendation of
remaining in present quarters was
Mr. Howell's report shows that
over $7,121 was spent during Ihe
past year, with $5,915 coming in
from memberships. A break-down
of the merberships showed thai
the group catering to visitors con
tributed about $900; industry gave
$1,100, merchants $3,700 and farm
ers $335.
The organization began the year
with a balance of $442. This bal
ance, .together with membership
dues, and special contributions
gave a total receipts of $7,121.
Expenses during the year in
cluding $1,000 to the Cherokee
Historical Society, amounted to
about $300 above the income, the
report showed.
The membership drive cost $95,
while the organization's banquet
(See C of C Report Page 6)
Associated Press and United Press News
Inaugurated Thursday Noon
111 Z J
Work Underway On
anitation Pro
At Lake
15 Haywood Farmers Grow
Over 100 Bushels Of Corn
Per Acre; IV. Bedford Wins
Will A. Medford was crowned champion corn grower of
Haywood, at the annual meeting of the Hundred Bushel Club
here Wednesday night. Mr. Medford grew 135.1 bushels of
corn per acre this past season.
A. J. McCracken, a master farmer, who captured two
I corn prizes at the State Fair
Rat Fight
To Open Here
January 25
Called To Florida
PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN took the oath of office in the,
largest, and most colorful inauguration ceremonies ever held. The
event went off smoothly, as thousands jammed the capitol to wit
ness the program. Mr. Truman took the oath just a few minutes
after Allien W. Barkley. the new vice president. Mr. Truman asked
for the prayers of the people, as he undertook the tasks of office.
He struck hard at communism, as he called for world-wide under
standing and peace.
:s Stop To
in Crank A
lood Old Way
young folk stopped
miazemcnt, as a man
ank and started his
front of the post of-
it was the first time
old-fashioned way
10 had "spun" many
good old days, re-
arm-in-thc-sling era
car manufacturers
self-starters in cars,"
not two young bucks
today that could spin
another car owner of
wing days.
Setting soft?" the first
the owner of the
unaware of the fact
a lot of comment.
Bradley Is
Work .4s underway on a complete
remodeling and modernization pro
ject of both the interior and ex
terior of the dry goods department
of the W. A. Bradley & Company,
on the Highway in Hazelwood.
W. A. Bradley, general manager,
said that he expected the work
would require another 60 days.
A modern glass front is being
put on the building, and the floor
lowered to the same level as that
nf lhi simpr market of the firm.
New fixtures will be ad(Jerf in-,
side, as well as a modernized in-1
lrior The new department will ;
feature dry goods and shoes.
Mr. Bradley became associated (
with the firm in 1935. and a year
later assumed complete manage-
ment and ownership. His son. hicn-
ard Bradley is in charge ol the
super market.
Polio Fund Nets $527.50
In First Week Of Drive
Grand March
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-i o ieaiure',Haa'4teidifive in tni&
pl Market
at Noon Thursday)
collection 50c-56c
I- 100 lbs 2 75
f cows 20 nn.M nn
'.. 27.00-32.40
Building And Loan
Directors Board
Are Re-Elected
The stockholders of the Haywood
Ruilriini? and Loan Association met
Tuesday night and re-elected their
board of directors.
The re-elected board is as 101-
lows: R. L. Prevost. C. N. Allen.
J. R. Boyd, W. H. Burgin. L. N.
Davis, L. M. Killian, J. W. Way, C.
J. Reece O. H. Shelton and A. T.
The Ri.iMinp and Loan Associa
tion experienced one of the biggest
years in history during io, ac
cording to a report to stockholders
by L. N. Davis, secretary-treasurer,
at the recent meeting.
m. ..,ni.i!nn a Cain in
iiic oaaii-io""" "
assets over 3:hj,uuu uum.h
with the total figure of assets set
at over a million and a quarter dol
lars. Profits paid to stockholders
during the past year amounted to
MJMKR2R showing an increase ot
$14,000. ' .
John Smith served as sen
tor Tuesday night's meeting.
Polio Ball
Around SO girls from Waynes
ville and vicinity will participate
in the crand mr.rch at the Roose
velt Ball scheduled for Friday,
January 2H. in the Waynesville Arm
ory, Mrs. Ethel Hayes Fisher and
Miss Elise DeLozier, co-chairmen
of the dance, announced yesterday.
The Roosevelt Ball is being spon
sored by the Beta Sigma Phi soror-
ily for the benefit of the March ot
Dimes campaign, now underway
The grand march will feature the
polio dame and is expected to be
one ol uie mosi luiuum cvt-mo
to be held here in recent years.
Tlv participating girls are being
sponsored hy local business estab
lishments as a means of raising ad
ditional funds for the drive.
I Teddy Martin and his orchestra
will pli'v for the dance. Tickets
lor the ltoosevelt Ball arc now on
sale by members of the Beta Sigma
j phi soYnrilv. Mrs. Fisher and Miss
i Del.ozicr reported that tickets are
i selling fast for the ball.
1 The additions made yesterday to
Ihe grand march and their spon
(Scc Grand March Page 6)
A total of $527.50 has been rais
ed during the first week of the
March of Dimes campaign in the
WaVnesville area, according to an
The amount includes all the re
turns made by noon yesterday in
the first report made by campaign
officials here.
Thd dime board will ope" in Ihe
downtown section Saturday morn
ing at 8 o'clock under the sponsor
ship of the Rotary Club and Busi
ness and Professional Women's
Club in an effort to raise funds to-
ward the goal of $6,500 for the
j Waynesville area.
! Mr. Hvatt said that he was
especially pleased with the school
activities in ihe campaign and that
a report from the principals indi
cates that the schools may exceed
their $10 goal for each home room.
Marshall Kirkpatrick, who is
handling the drive in Crahtree,
turned in a donation of $8 yester
day. It is understood
The rat poison to be used in the
war on rats in Waynesville will
arrive here Monday afternoon and
will be spread throughout the
town on Tuesday, January 25,
Wayne Corpening, county agent,
Similar rat campaigns will be
conducted in Canton, Thursday,
Janury 27, and the four-day drive
will close in Hazelwood Friday,
January 28, Mr. Corpening said.
L. C. Whitehead, representative
of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, will arrive in Haywood
County Tuesday morning to assist
the towns in the spread of the rat
poison. A representative from
Ihe local and state health depart
ments will also participate in the
The rural war on rats will get
tijiderway the first week of Feb
ruary, Mr. Corpening revealed. He
reported that a large number of
farmers have fded orders in the
county agent's office for the rat
poison, which is Fortified Red
(See Rat Fight Page 6)
second, with a record of 127.H
bushels per acre, while George
Stamey was just under Mr. Mc
Cracken by one bushel, for a yield
nf i2fi hnstwls and Oral L. Yates
harvested 116.6 bushels from his
field for fourth place. Eleven
others had yields of more than 100
bushels per acre.
The dinner meeting was spon
sored by the agriculture commit
tee of the Chamber of Commerce,
with Richard Barber, chairman,
Howard Clapp and John Boyd in
charge. Mr. Barber presented Mr.
Medford with a gold trophy for his
The Hundred Bushel Club elect
ed officers during the business ses
sion, naming John Rogers, presi
dent; G. C. Palmer, Jr., vice presi
dent; Frank M. Davis, secretary;
and Sam Ferguson, treasurer.
j Dr. a. A. Kranu, oi oiaie col
lege, and specialist In research of
corn fertilization, addressea tne
group, using slides to illustrate his
talk. He answered numerous ques
tions, and pointed out the need for
See Corn Club Pace 6)
I HIlif I
Special Rotary
Program On Polio
To Be Broadcast
A special program, featuring
four children who have had polio,
will be broadcast from the Rotary
Club today at 1:30 over WHCC.
The club is lending every effort
in the campaign, and through the
cooperation of the health depart
ment, four school children will ap
near on the program. They arc
New Tobsacco Allotments
Must Be Filed By Feb. 1
The closing date for filing all
applications for new tobacco grow
ers allotment is February 1, accord
ing to an announcement this morn
ing by Miss Sara Fullbright, secre
tary of Haywood County ACA.
The farmers of the county must
file by this date if they have a new
tract of land on which there is no
tobacco allotment, Miss Fullbright
the past eight years, pastor of
the Presbyterian church, receiv
ed a call from the Sebri g, I'la.,
Presbyterian church Wednesday
night to become their pastor. Ac
cording to an Associated Press
report from the Florida city, the
call was unanimous. Rev. Mr.
Williamson is out of town until
noon today, and his decision is
not known. He preached at the
Scoring church last Sunday. The
membership there is said to be
more than 900.
Marker Set
By Group
(Sec Polio Page 6)
that Mr" ! 1(,(i8-v Rradshaw. of Crabtree,
Man. 21Partly cloudy
Wavnpsviiio ..,
Fded by the staff of the
Schools Of County To
Participate In Polio
Drive, Jack Messer Says
The teachers of Haywood County
have been asked to raise $10 in
their home rooms toward the
March of Dimes campaign, accord
ing to an announcement made by
Jack Messer, superintendent of
county schools.
. i iVn
There are 17o tcncnc.s ...
county and this amount from each
home" room will he a great asset in
,Ue effort to raise Haywood Coun-iy-s
quota of $13,000 in the polio
dlFUms pertaining to infantile
paralysis are now being shown in
schools throughout the county.
Bethel Group
Organize For
Polio Drive
At a meeting of the Pigeon Val
ley Civic Club held Thursday eve
ning at the Cecil School, workers
for the polio fund drive were
named to carry on the campaign
in the Bethel area.
Hugh K. Terrell, president of
the club, will serve as general
chairman for that section, while
Mrs. James Edwards, the club's
welfare chairman, was named co
chairman with Mr. Terrell.
E. J. Evans, principal of the
Bethel schools, will be school
chairman, the various churches and
other organizations will be repre
(See Bethel Group Page 6)
Miss Thompson, of Clyde; Juanita
Lowe, of Fines Creek; and Keith
Gibson, of Waynesville.
The Rotarians in charge of the
program include Charles E. Ray,
Jonathan Woody and W. Curtis
H. S. Ward is president of the
Local Folk Attend
Sylva WNCAC Meeting
Among those attending the West
ern North Carolina Associated
Communities meeting in Sylva yes
terday from here were:
Charles E. Ray, chairman of the
N. C. Park Commission; Mrs. Edith
P. Alley, secretary of the commis
sion; and Stanley Henry, secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce.
Miss Johnston Testifies
Before House Committee
Miss Margaret Johnston, county
librarian, was among those testify
ing before the House appropria
tions committee on Tuesday, ask
ing for an increase in state funds.
Miss Johnston pointed out the
value of state aid to Haywood
County in library work during the
past few years.
"While we feel a good presenta
tion was made, it will be some
time before the decision of the
committee is known," she said.
Expect Big Season In 194S
Scott Proposes Additional
Gas Tax For Road Program
Min. Rainfall
46 .14
40 .32
Boy Scout camping officials are
expecting the largest season in his
tory at Camp Daniel Boone, abou
12 miles from here on Little East
Fork of Pigeon River.
Ben E. Colkitt, council chairman
of camoine. is working with his
committee in preparation for the
camp's largest season, and mak'"8
plans to offer camping to the 2,500
Scouts of the district. At present
the camp has a capacity for 160
boys per week, and operates from
about June 15 for a six-week period.
. ...ill, a III)-
The uu-acic "
,cre lake, affords the Scouts every
advPn age for camping facilities
Mr Colkitt said yesterday that
mnnv" improvements were on the
"heduleforlhe camp, which w.
cover a long-range period. Last
vcar several canoes were donated,
a new water system, and a com
plete porch for the dining lodge
P Scouts of the district are not
waiting until the summer season
to take advantage of the camp, Mr.
Co mt said. Only recently Troop
(See Scout Camp Page 6)
Aaran Hyatt Enters
Musical School In Ohio
Aaron Hyatt left Thursday for
Cincinnati, where he will enroll in
the Cincinnati Conservatory of I
Music. He will major in clarinet ;
and voice. He was a member of '
the high school band, glee club,
First Baptist Church choir,, and ',
last year attended school in Wis
consin. Since then he has been em
ployed by The Mountaineer. He ;
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey i
Hyatt, of Hazelwood. !
The sketch oMtn proposed me
morial marker was reviewed be
fore a joint meeting of the Gold
Star parents and representatives of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars and
American Legion Auxiliaries Wed
nesday afternoon.
I Present plans, according to Mrs.
jWill Medford. call for the marker
I to be placed in Ihe memorial plot
j at Green Hill Cemetery in memory
of the men and women of Haywood
County who served their country,
j The sketch showed that the
'marker will be on a nine and one
!half fool square base and eight
feet, nine inches high.
' The Gold Star parents attending
the meeting decided on the inscrip
tion to he placed on the front and
'back of the memorial marker,
j The sketch of the proposed mark
I er w ill be placed on display in the
(window of the Waynesville Florist
this afternoon.
Representative of the two auxili
; aries attending were: Mrs. Sebe
i Bryson, Y.F.W., and Mrs. Virgie
Smith. American Legion.
! The memorial marker will cost
around $000, Mrs. Medford said,
and the money will be raised in a
campaign here starting in the near
Water Sports At Lake
Planned For Coming
Season; Project To
Be Completed June 1
The first project of the expan
sion program of Lake Junaluska
Assembly is underway, with work
men pushing ahead on a sewer
line that will clear the Lake of all
impurities, it was learned from
Dr. Frank S. Love, superintendent,
Dr. Love returned late Wednes
day from a conference in Atlanta,
where he met with a committee on
the expansion program, and dis
cussed many phases and projects!
"The committee is making a
thorough studv on some other pro
jects, and will make their decision
soon," he said.
The contract for the sewer line
was let to the Asheville Paving
Company, and will cost about $50,
000, Dr. Love said.
The water in the Lake has been
lowered, and the work is well
underway. All sewer lines on the
Lake property will be diverted
into one main line, and that will
connect with the Waynesville
Hazelwood line just below the dam
of the Lake.
' Manv of the buildines now on
the Lake grounds are using septic
tanks, but these will be abandoned
and the sewerage run direct into
the new lines.
"This phase of our program will
enable us to put on a water sports
program of great magnitude 1 his
coming season," Dr. Love said.
"We have realized for many years
that the Lake oflers ideal facilities
to the people of this area for swim
ming and boating, but due to im-
purities in the water, this could
not be stressed. Now that" the Lake
j will be cleansed, we will be able
to promote and enjoy all the sports
I that the 250-acre Lake can afford."
! he coniirued.
"This program will mean a com
plete sanitation program for the
Assembly grounds," Dr. Love said.
The contract calls for completion
of the work on the line hy June
first, but indications yesterday
were that it would be finished by
April first.
Farm Bureau Holds
Special Meeting
I Saturday Mornin
Three Men From
County Leave
For Induction
A special meeting of the Haj -wood
County Farm Bureau ha:,
been called for Saturday morning
at 10 o'clock in the court house.
The purpose of the meeting ac
cording to Charles McCrary, pres
ident, will be to discuss the resolu
tion before the General Assembly
in regards to reduction of ware
house commissions on burley to
bacco from 4 per cent to two and
one-half per cent on a dollar with
same basket charge as prevails
All members of the Farm Bu
reau are especially urged to attend
the meeting.
Parkway Superintendent
Holds Conference Here
Three Haywood County men left
for induction into the Army at
Greenville, S. C Mrs. Sarah Camp
bell, draft board clerk, reported
this morning.
The three men leaving for in
duction were: Edwin Haywood
Plott, Waynesville: Woodrow King,
Canton: and Grover Avery Press-
Wecms, superintendent j ley. Canton
mrs. Lampoon siaieo inai seven
from Haywood County have been
inducted into service since the
peacetime draft was inaugurated.
The county draft board held its
regular weekly meeting last Wed
nesday morning and disposed of
routine business matters.
Sam P
of the Blue Ridge Parkway, spent
several hours here Wednesday in
conference with Charles E. Ray,
chairman of the N. C. Park and
Parkway Commission. They dis
cussed the general program, and
particularly the proposed projects
for this area.
Governor Kerr Scott called on
the General Assembly for a $200,-
000.000 bond issue and a penny
higher gasoline tax to finance the
highway program he promised
North Carolina.
As the goal of his administra
tion, he proposed to hard surface
or surface treat 12,000 miles of
highways withjn the four years
ahead. The goal cannot be reach
ed, he claimed, without added high
way revenue. He requested that
the referendum proposal contain
a provision to boost the state gaso
line tax from six to seven cents
per gallon.
Scott estimated the debt service
on the bond issue would average
! aronnd $14,500,000 a year and set
the annual income from one cent
a gallon higher gasoline tax at ap
proximately $7,000,000.
North Carlinians now pay a total
of 7.75 cents per gallon tax on
gasoline they use in their vehicles
six cents to the State highway
fund; 1.25 cents to the Federal
Government, and 0.25 cents to the
State Department of Agriculture.
Scott, recalling his campaign
promises, told the House and Sen
ate that highways and highway
improvement ranked with the
major jobs to be handled in his
still young administration.
The rural nature of the State
and its few crowded cities make it
ideal, Scott said, as an area for
(See Road Program Pafr 6)
4-H Club Achievement Day
Program Slated January 27
The annual Haywood County 4-H
Club Achievement Day program
will be staged Thursday, January
27, beginning at 10:30 o'clock in
the court house.
The program is being held in
recognition of the work done by
the 1300 4-H Club members in the
county during the past year.
Awards will be presented to the
winners of different projects in
1948. Certificates will be awarded
to local 4-H Club leaders for their
service rendered during last year
Judge Allen H Gwyn of Reids
ville will be guest speaker for the
annual Achievement Day event.
Judge Gwyn is widely known
throughout the state and has been
very active in 4-H Club work. His
recent proposal regarding teen-age
youth who have made mistakes has
won him wide acclaim over the
state. The proposal would call for
a filing system of citizens interest
ed in helping guide such youths.
Several of the state 4-H Club
(See Achievement Dav Paee 6)
New Elks Lodge Will
Be Instituted Here
A new Elks Lodge will be insti
tuted in Waynesville Thursday and
Friday, January 27 and 28. H.
Whitmire, Grand Esteemed Loyal
Knight of Elks, said today.
About 50 members will be imit
ated into the Waynesville group,
which is sponsored by the Ashe
ville Lodge, with Pat Mulvaney
chairman of the committee on ar
rangements. Another new Elks Lodge will he
established in Brevard at the same
Record For
(To Date)
In Haywood
Killed 0
Injured .... 1
(This Information com-
piled from Records of I
State Highway Patrol).

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