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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
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countl?
64th YEAR No. 1 12 PAGES
Associated Press and United Press News
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Top Producers of the
This photograph was made during the annual meeting of the Haywood Hundred Bushel Corn Club
at the Towne House recently. Will A. Medford had just been declared winner for having produced
135 bushels per acre. Those seated, left to right are John Rogers, president, G. C. Palmer, Jr., vice
president, Frank M. Davis, secretary, and Sam Ferguson, secretary. Those standing, left to right,
are Mrs. R. C. Long, Mrs. Quay Medford, C. V. Sorrells, George Stamey, Joe Palmer, Tom Rainer
Richard Boone, Will A. Medford, winner of the 1948 cup, shown in front of Mr. Rainer, Dave Boyd,
Albert J. McCracken, and Oral L. Yates. The group seem mighty happy over the event. This is a
Mountaineer photograph, by Ingram's Studio.
Two Safecracking Suspects
In County Jail For Investigation
Waynesville Area
Reaches Half-Way
Mark In Polio Drive
The. Waynesville area has
reached the. half-way mark in
the, curre-nt March of Dimes
campaign, with a total of $3,
763.28 being collected through
noon Monday, A. P. Ledbetter,
Chairman of the drive here, an
nounced yesterday.
"The public response to the
March of Dimes board has been
impressive," Mr. Ledbetter com
mented and he urged that all
Workers in the campaign to com
plete their work as soon as pos
sible. Mr. Ledbetter especially laud
ed the schools of the county for
their efforts in the drive. The
schools have raised nearly half
of the amount collected thus far,
the figures showed.
The dime board appeal will
continue through Saturday, Jan
uary 29, two days before the
drive ends on the 31st. The
Waynesville area quota is $6,
500 and officials were confident
that this amount or more would
be raised. The county polio
quota has been set at $13,000.
Hazelwood Board Publishes
Two Statements On Merger
The Hazelwood mayor and board
of aldermen are today publishing
two statements in paid advertise
ments in this newspaper, relative
to the proposed bill to merge Way
nesville and Hazelwood.
In a page a'dvertimesent (page
11) the board has a lengthy state
ment addressed to Representative
Grover C. Davis, and the people
of Waynesville. The Hazelwood
officials stress the fact they have
not been consulted about the bill,
and do not want the proposed
piece of legislation introduced in
the General Assembly.
On the opposite page (page 10)
the Hazelwood board and mayor,
are publishing in another paid ad
vertisement, the signatures of 685
Hazelwood voters, who signed pe
titions asking that the merger not
be effected. .
The petitions were put into cir
culation at a mass meeting in
(See Haelwood Page 6)
Mrs. W. H. Luther
Dies Sunday At
Florida Home
Mrs. Lillie Luther, widow of W.
H. Luther, died at her home in
Oviedo, Fla., Sunday night.
Funeral services will be held in
Oviedo today.
" Mri. Luther lived in Waynesville
for over twenty years, having mov
ed here from Florida with her hus
band when the .latter retired. They
returned to Florida in June, 1946
and Mrf Luther died in June, 1948
Mn. i.thr hai been a frequent
f visitor to Wayneiville since return
Haywood Hundred
Two safecracking suspects are
being heid in the Haywood jail,
while olTirers of two states push
thoir investigation, trying to con
nect the men with having had a
part in robbing a Knoxville whole
sale house of $60,000 on December
The two former convicts were a
rested near Franklin Saturday, and
transferred to the Haywood jail
about five o'clock Sunday. The two
men were said to have burglary
tools in their possesion that match
ed those used in the Knoxville rob
bery. Detective Chief C. B. Wells,
of knoxville is in charge of the
investigation, together with Sgt. T.
A. Sfcndlin. of the state highway
Members of the Sheriff's office
said Monday noon that "we are just
holding the men for Macon county
officers. We understand their bond
is $10,000 each."
The two men were identified as
Robert Burris Brady and Kenneth
Bruce Scheeltz, alias, both of Nor
folk. Va. In addition to the two
new cars, purchased since January
1, and $1,221 in cash. Detective
Wells reported.
The two men were arrested by
Patrolmen Pritchard Smith dur
ing a routine check at Franklin.
After being jailed there, they were
(See Two Suspects Page 6)
Rep. Davis Seeks Pay
Boosts For Three County
Employees In House Bill
Rep. Grover C. Davis of Waynes
ville introduced a bill in the House
of Representatives last Friday to
boost the salaries of three Hay
wood County employes.
Included in the salary increase
proposals were the assistant clerk
of the county from $130 to $150 a
month and the salary of the coun
ty tax supervisor and tax collector
from $2,500 to $3,000 a year. Both
were referred to the committee on
salaries and fees.
Cpl. E. W. Jones, of the state
highway patrol, is improving at
his home in Clyde, it was learned
yesterday. He underwent an ope
ration recently.
County Farm Bureau
At a mass meeting of the Hay
wood County Farm Bureau Satur
day morning, the group drafted a
resolution favoring the passage of
the Huskins bill reducing the com
mission of burley warehouse ope
rators and made plans for the
state farm bureau convention set
for Asheville February 13 through
Nearly 100 county farmers assem
bled in the court room and heard
affirmative arguments in favor of
reducing the warehouse commis
sions on burley tobacco from 4
Bushel Corn Club
County Schools Raise
$1,763 In First Week
Of March Of Dimes Drive
The schools of Haywood coun-,
ty have raised. $l,763.08-dirMg
the first week of the March of
Dimes campaign, it was announc
ed yesterday by Jack Messefy
superintendent of county schools.
Several of the county schools
already exceeded their quota of
$10 per home room and Mr. Mes
ser expressed appreciation for
the interest being shown by the
students and teachers in the polio
Waynesville Township high
school is leading the schools in
Haywood county with a collec
tion of $412.96 through Friday,
January 21. Bethel high school
ranks second with a total of
$304.27 and Clyde school is hold
ing third place honors with an
amount of $266.24 toing raised.
The amount donated in the
other schools during the initial
week of the drive are as follows:
East Waynesville, $122; Maggie,
$52; Hazelwood, $205.51; Lake
Junaluska, $91.90; Central Elem
entary, $138.01 ; C r a b t r e e ,
$111.39; Cecil, $17; and Cruso,
Davis Introduces
Bill To Permit
Sale Of Timber
Rep. Grover C. Davis of Waynes
ville introduced a bill in the House
authorizing the mayor and board
of aldermen of Waynesville to sell
timber from the unused portion of
the Waynesville watershed.
The bill was introduced to clear
up a legal technicality which was
imposed by the State Legislature
in 1936.
It follows on the heels of the
announcement that the Waynes
ville Board of Aldermen have is
sued invitations for bids on selec
tively marked trees on the Old
Bald drainage area of the water
shed. The area containing 600
acres has an estimated 1,614,000
board feet of timber. Bids will be
opened February 11th.
The bill specifies that sales
would be made upon sealed bids,
"under strict supervision, and for
the improvement and development
of said watershed, and for the pro-
(See Sale Of Timber Page 6)
to 2M. The bill would permit
warehousemen to continue charg
ing the fee of 25 cents a basket
now in effect but would prohibit
other fees or commissions.
Byers Hits Profit.
W. G. Byers pointed out the un
fairness of the 4 commission
charge by showing the tremen
dous profits the warehouses were
making, and how they had expand
ed their buildings and facilities at
the expense of the tobacco farmer.
Oral L. Yates gave a very illus
trative talk on the angles the ware
housemen were using to extract
War On Rats
Set To Open
Here Today
The war on rats in Waynesville
will be officially declared lues-
day and all local persons are urg
ed to cooperate in the movement
to rid the town of the destructive
rodents. Wayne Corpening. county
agent, emphasized.
The rat poison arrived in
Waynesville yesterday afternoon
and will be spread throughout the
town today and Wednesday by city
The rat campaign will be carried
out in Canton Thursday afternoon
and will close in Hazelwood Friday,
January 28.
L. C. Whitehead, representative
of the U. S. Fish and WHdlite
Service, and Mr. Brown from the
State Health Department arrived
here yesterday to supervise the
spreading of the rat poison in Hay
wood county.
The war on rats in the rural dis
(See War On Rats Page 6)
Final Plans
Pushed For
Ball Friday
Final preparations are being
made for the gala Roosevelt Ball
Friday night. January 28, at the
Waynesville Armory under the
sponsorship of the Beta Sigma Phi
sorority to raise funds for the
March of Dimes drive here.
Miss Elise DeLozier and Ms.
Ethel Hayes Fisher, co-chairmen of
the dance, announced today that
rehearsals fpr girls and their es
cort that are participating in the
grand march, will be held at the
armory Wednesday night at 7:30
The sorority dance officials said
this morning that tickets are sell
ing fast for the Roosevelt Ball and
persons are urged to obtain their
tickets before Friday. The follow
ing places are selling tickets:
Charlie's Place, Waynesville Flor
(See Dance Friday Page 6
Mrs. Rogers Turns
In Resignation As
Hospital Supt.
Mrs. Rogers And Mrs.
Evelyn Osborne Plan
To Open Convalesant
Home Soon
Mrs. Irene Rogers has resigned
as superintendent of the Haywood
county hospital, effective February
first. It is understood that Mrs.
Rogers will be suceeded by Mrs.
Ellen Freeman, a native of Hay
wood, and the former Miss Ellen
Mrs. Rogers announced that in
a few days she and Mrs. Evelyn
Osborne, who is also a former
superintendent of the hospital here
for three years, would make an an
nouncement of the opening ot a
convalescent home. The two have
leased the residence of the late
Mrs. R. L. Allen on Church street,
and plan to make some renova
tions soon.
Mrs. Rogers has been superinten
dent for the past four years, having
succeeded Mrs. Osborne, who left
to assume a similar position at
Mission Hospital in Asheville.
Mrs. Dicus Named
To Tax Position
The Board of Commissioners
on Monday morning named Mrs.
J. P. Dicus as assistant tax col
lector for the county. Mrs. Dicus
will assume the same position
as held by the late Mr. Dicus,
who died suddenly about ten
days ago.
Favors Huskins Bill
all the money they could from the
tobacco farmer. He criticised the
lush profits they were making on
their efforts and the very small
services they were rendering the
burley fanner.
Charles C. Francis gave a talk
on what the average tobacco ware
houseman thinks of the burley to
bacco grower here. In a statement
of a warehouseman to Mr. Francis,
the warehouseman said he wished
ho had a waresouse in Haywood
county because he could clean up
$20,000 in a single year.
Annual AcMevment Day Program
To Honor 1000 4-H Club Members
Polio Victims
Relate Many Experiences
While Taking Treatments
Rotarians featured a program in
which former victims of polio told
of some of their experiences in hos
pitals ,and in taking treatment, and
the resuits
Peggy Bradshaw, of the Crab-tree-iron
Duff school told how she
spent 21 weeks in the Hickory hos
pital back in 1944, and suffered
paralysis in first the right side,
then the left, and then again in the
right, but never in both sides at
the same time. After undergoing
treatments, she came home and her
mother continued giving her treat
ments. She is now completely well,
a star player on the basketball
team, and a talented musician. She
is in the ninth grade, and the
daughter of Mr .and Mrs. C. L.
Keith Gibson, of the East
Waynesville school, told of his ex-!
periences in the Hickory hospital
for over six months, and later go
ing to the Charlotte hospital. Keith
is in the third grade of the East
Waynesville school, and will con
tinue to take periodic treatment for
some time. He Is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Gibson,
Juanlta Lowe, of Fines Creek,
and of the third grade, spent some
time in the Hickory hospital, and
is also taking treatment every
month or so in Asheville. She is
(See Polio Victims Patfe
And Others,
Pay $40,000
For Building
W. R. Francis and associates,
bought the Masonic Temple at pub
lic auction Monday morning for
Penny Brothers' conducted the
sale, with a large crowd attend
The building was bought several
years ago by W. H. F. Millar, at
torney here.
Mr. Francis said that he had no
statement to make at this time as
to plans for the building.
Clyde School Tops Quota
In March Of Dimes Drive
Rev. Mr. Williamson
Has Not Made Decision
On Church Call To Fla.
Rev. M. R. Williamson, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church here,
told The Mountaineer yesterday
that he had not reached a decision
on the call extended him by the
Sebring, Fla., Presbyterian church.
Rev. Mr. Williamson met with
the session of his church Sunday
night, and stated that when he
reaches a decision, he will tell his
congregation immediately.
The call was extended last week.
Special Farm Program
To Be Broadcast Friday
H. S. Ward, president of the
Rotary Club, announced yesterday
that plans were underway to have
a special farm program Friday,
and the program would be broad
cast from 1:30 to 2 over WHCC.
Thurman Davis reported on pe
titions being circulated at ware
houses to tobacco men as they
were receiving their checks and
without explaining the purpose of
the petition, the farmers were told
to sign them. After consideration
of what they had done the farm
ers asked to see the petitions and
were refused their requests.
Several farm bureau members
stated that they were misled into
signing certain petitions being
circulated by W. B. Murray on the
(See Farm Bureau Page 6)
Of County
Redden Leads
Party Whip
In House
Rep. Monroe M. Redden of Hen
dersonville, was appointed assist
ant Democratic whip in thp House
of Representatives, -it, w-as made
known recently.
Redden succeeds Rep. Harold D.
Cooley of Nashville, N. C, who
gave up the post due to heavy
presure of new duties as chairman
of the Agriculture Committee.
The appointment was made by
Rep. Percy Priest of Tennessee, on
recommendation of Cooley, who
has been assistant whip since he
went to Congress in the mid-1930's.
Reddens new duties will consist
primarily of Mason work between
House Democratic leaders and the
party Congressmen from North
Carolina. Virginia and Maryland.
Rep. Redden is also a member
of the Public Lands Committee
and the District of Columbia Com
mittee. He has been asked to ac
cept the chairmanship of the Pub
lic Lands group's sub-committee
on territories and insular posses
sions. He is beginning his second
term in the House from the twelfth
Clyde School, with a self-imposed
quota of $190 in the current
March of Dimes campaign, had
raised about $75 more than its goal
through Friday afternoon.
Reports to Stanly Livingston,
principal, showed that each home
room had contributed an average
of 35 cents per pupil during first
week of the drive to over-shoot the
quota by a wide margin.
Mr. Livingston, who expressed
his appreciation to pupils and
teachers for their generous giving,
estimated total donations for the
week at $2G5.
The school children went into
the drive with hands and heart,
working like trojans to meet the
Many sixth, seventh, and eighth
graders went without lunch on
Friday so they could contribute
their money to the drive.
A few over-zealous pupils in one
room went so far as to throw their
(See Clyde Schools Page 6)
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County Clubs
Set Meeting
Approximately 1,000 members
of the 4-H clubs In Haywood coun
ty will be honored at the annual
4-H Club Achievement Day pro
gram Thursday morning, January
27, starting at 10:30 o'clock in the
county courthouse.
The guest speaker for the an
nual occasion will be judge Allen
H. Gwyn of Reidsville, who has
been quite active in 4-H club ac
tivities during the past few years.
Judge Gwyn is a renown authority
on youth and their present day
problems. His address should
prove of paramount importance to
the 4-H club members in the
Miss Mozelle Liner, president of
the county council of 4-H Clubs,
will preside over the meeting. The
speaker will be introduced by
Wayne Corpening, county farm
The program for the Achieve
ment Day will be as follows: In
vocation, Rev. L. G. Elliott; wel
come, Jimmy McElroy; recogni
tion of guests, Pete Noland; dis
play of 4-H club equipment, Mor
his Broyles and Hiawatha Williams:
introduction of Charles Ray, Bir
dell Gorrell; expression of appre
ciation, Max Rogers; awarding of
leadership medals, R. W. Shoffner.
district , agent with the extension
service; awarding of medals for
achievement, Miss Elise DeLozier,
(See Achievement. Day Page 6)
Ratclif f e Wins
Speaking Contest
Sponsored By UDC
Dale Ratcliffe was awarded the
medal for first place in the annual
declamation contest sponsored by
the Haywood Chapter United
Daughters of the Confederacy for
boys in the Waynesville Junior
High School. His address was "The
New South".
Charles Alley with "The Sword
of Robert E. Lee," won second
place and a cash prize and honor
able mention was given Miles
(See Dale Ratcliffe Page 6)
Farmers, Home
Clubs Meet Feb. 5
The annual achievement day
meeting of the Demonstration
Farmers and Home Demonstration,
club will be held Saturday, Feb
ruary 5, in the county courthouse
starting at 10:30 o'clock.
T. B. Hutchinson, dean of agri
culture for the state of Virginia,
will deliver the feature address
before the group. R. W. Shoffner.
district farm agent from State Col
lege, will introduce the guest
Mrs. W. D. Ketner, is president
of the county Home Demonstration
Council and J. L, Westmorland is
head of the Demonstration Farm
ers organization.
Others to participate on the pro
gram are: R. C. Francis, Mi ;. Odis
Cole and George E. Stame.v.
Patrolman Wooten And
Dayton To Exchange
Posts, Effective 26th
Patrolman H. Dayton, of Kings
Mountain, is due to arrive here the
26th to join the force in Haywood
while Patrolman W. R. Wooten.
now stationed ahere will go to
Kings Mountain.
Patrolman Dayton will be sta
tioned in Canton for the present.
Record For
(To Dite)
In Haywood
Killed 0
injured.... 1
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).
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