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Ihe Waynes vhjIle Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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a boy become a manT"
Mother: "When he goes
around a puddle instead of
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64th YEAR No. 8 12
This picture was taken during last week s, meeting of the Rotary Club at which time three former
polio Victims of the county related their experiences in hospitals and in taking treatments for the dis
ease. Those seated, left to right, are: Juanita Love of Fines Creek, Peggy Bradshaw of Crabtree, Mrs.
Howard Bryson, and Keith Gibson of East Waynesville. Those standing, left to right, are J. H. Woody,
Hallett Ward, C. E. Ray, Jr., A. P. Ledbetter, David Hyatt, W. C. Russ and Jack Messer.
March Of Dimes Drive Closes Monday;
Roosevelt Ball Set For Armory Friday
Go To Campaign;
Grand March Set
""bW of the highlights of the cur
rent March of Dimes drive will be
reeled off Friday night as a record
crowd is expected to attend the
Roosevelt Ball In the Waynesville
Armory, starting at 9 o'clock. All
proceeds from the dance will go
Into the polio fund.
The gala affair is being sponsor
ed by the Beta Sigma Phi sorority
and tickets for the dance were re
ported going at a fast pace this
morning. All persons are urged
to obtain tickets before the doors
Around 90 girls from Waynes
ville, Hazelwood, Canton and' Lake
Junaluska will take part in the
colorful grand march at 10 o'clock.
Bill Prevost of Hazelwood will
serve as master of ceremonies dur
ing the program.
The anticipated throng of people
will dance to the music of Teddy
Martin and his orchestra, a local
group of musicians which have won
much acclaim at dances here in
the past few months.
An additional 17 girls from Can
ton will participate in the grand
march to swell the number to
nearly 100, The entire group held
a rehearsal session Wednesday
night under the direction of Miss
Elise DeLozier and Mrs. Ethel
Hayes Fisher, co-chairmen of the
The new additions to the' grand
march affair include: Haywood
Electric Company, Brent Chapman;
Hyatt and Company, Edna Calla
han; Underwood Lumber and Sup
ply Company, Nancy Furtado;
Crawford Funeral Home, Velma
Crawford; Dayton Rubber Com
pany, Mary Massie; Rulane Gas
(See Dance Proceeds Page 61
Senator Penny Urges Vote
On Wet, Dry Issue In N. C.
"There's a lot of revenue sources
still available in North Carolina,"
Senator George F. Penny said here
this week, as he and his famous
twin brother were here to conduct
an auction sale. Senator Penny is
a leader in the state senate, and
the author of the bill which would
Call for a referendum on the wet
and dry Issue.
"M hill will come to the floor
of the senate, and there will be dis
cussed at length," the husny voiceu
auctioneer-senator said. "My bill
provides that the state be all wet or
U dry, If we go wet then we will
be able to manufacture liquor,
bernd wine in the state, under
the terihf of thy, bill. If the people
vote dry, then the entire state will
be dry, and not a county here and
there with liquor stores. I am for
state law that is all wet or an
dry, and not Ihls thing of having a
county here and there wet and the
next door a dry county. We should
be consistent," he continued.
Senator Penny said he felt that
a tax should be added on patent
Polio Victims Tell Experiences
hi.. -A af v
Around 37 persons from Hay
wood county interested in the pos
sibility of growing broilers here
made a two-day inspection tour of
several poultry farms In Chatham
county last Tuesday and Wednes
day. The tour was sponsored by the
county agent and the First Nation
al Bank of Waynesville in an effort
to give the people of the county a
first hand report on the future of
broiler production and other
phases of poultry.
"This new project is being start
ed, not to take the place of dairy,
beef cattle or any other phases of
livestock industry in the county,
but a way which we think will en
able the incomes on many farms
to bo increased," Wayne Corpen
ing remarked. "It is absolutely
necessary that the farmer gets a
good cash income, if we are to keep
the progress we are now making on
our farms and farm homes in Hay
Several small farms were visited
where farmers were keeping as
many as 20,000 broilers on each
farm with only one person to care
for them. Much of the success of
the poultry business is determined
by the volume kept, Mr. Corpening
The county agent- said that many
people are wondering whether this
is the wrong time to start a new
enterprise. However, by checking
it has been found the the poultry
business in Chatham county was a
baby of the depression as that was
when Doultrv business started in
log chicken house and now the in
(See Large Group Page 6)
medicines, and perhaps soda water.
"In the last legislature we doubled
the tax on wine and it did not cut
consumption," he pointed out. "The
people could afford a ta on patent
medicines very easily."
"Now I am for the better educa
tional program. If we are to ever
do anything for the children of the
state, now is the time. The com
mission made an excellent report,
and I think wc should go ahead
and put the program into practice.
It is now or never with this educa
tional legislation. And while it is
going to take a lot of money, I favor
getting it from the sources not now
paying the bill." he continued.
"The legislation will get warmed
up about next week, and then get
down to brass tacks on big state
wide issues," he said. "There are
going to be a lot of hard fights, and
I am hopeful that a constructive
program will come from all the
legislation that is passed," he add
ed, as he stepped up on the back
platform of the car to begin the
auction sale with his brother, Jim.
and United Press News WAYNESVILLE. N. C, FRIDAY,
In Drive Here
The 1949 March of Dimes cam
paign ends in another three days,
A. P. Ledbetter, who heads the
drive here, today reports that the
goal for 1949 may still be reached
if the citizens of the Waynesville
area put their shoulders to the
wheel during the few days left for
"When January 31 has passed,"
Mr. Ledbetter said, "we will know
just how well equipped we will be
for the hot polio months of sum
mer time. Let us not forget that
this 18-day drive must produce re
sults sufficient to provide care for
all those who may be stricken
during the next twelve months
Entering its final week, workers
in the 1949 March of Dimes cam
paign to support the National In
fantile Paralysis Foundation will
intensify their efforts to reach the
Waynesville area goal of $6,500.
A. P. Ledbetter, chairman of the
Waynesville area March of Dimes
drive, said this morning that ap
proximately $4,000 had been col
lected through Thursday afternoon.
This amount includes all money
collected through the county I
schools, dime board and other do
nations. Mr. Ledbetter urged that all
4eople in this community to go all
out during the final week of the
drive in an effort to reach the
(See Ledbetter Says Page 6)
For Two Suspects
Held In Jail Here
Ken Scheetz and Bob Brady, Nor
folk ex-convicts, wanted or sus
pected by police in six states and
the District of Columbia, were
served warrants in the Haywood
county jail yesterday charging
them with safe-cracking and break
ing and entering. Scheetz was
charged with kidnapping and arm
ed theft on an automobile and per
State Highway Patrolman Pritch-
ard Smith. Jr., said the pair would
be kept in the Haywood county
jail here until investigations are
Haywood county Sheriff Robert
Welch said this morning that FBI
agents and police officers from
several out-of-state towns are on
hand to investigate recent activity
of the two men.
Patrolman Smith said officers in
a number of towns across Tennes
see, West Virginia, Virginia, Penn
sylvania, and South Carolina were
interested In the case, as well as
police in the nation's capital.
Most of the interest was cen
tered around safecracking cases in
which police thought the two men
had participated. .
The warrant served yesterday on
charges of safecracking and break
ing and entering was for an alleged
crime at Cleveland, Tenn.
Nearly 1500 4-H Club Members
Attend Gala Achievement Day Here
An extensive rat campaign is
underway in the towns of Haywood
County this week in an effort to
wipe out the destructive rodents
that destroy between $200,000 and
$500,000 worth of property in this
county each year.
The rat poison was spread in
every nook and corner of Waynes
ville Tuesday by city employees.
It was estimated that around 850
pounds of Fortified Red Squill was
Used here during the two-day cam
paign. The war on rats in the county is
headed by L. C. Whitehead, rep
resentative of Fish and Wildlife
Service, and C. R. Brown, assist
ant director of typhus control of
the State Health Department.
'Around 1,000 pounds of rat poi
son was distributed in Canton yes
terday and the campaign will close
Friday as city employees of Hazel
wood will spread 500 pounds of
rat poison in that community. A
total of 50 pounds was spread in
According to a statistical report
compiled by Mr. Brown, it was
estimated that Haywood County
has a rat population of 27,000. The
report showed that it cost approxi
mately $21 a year to feed a single
rat. The persons that sustain most
of the loss due to rats are farmers,
feed manufacturers, wholesale and
retail feed dealers.
'.The county-wide rat campaign
will be launched the first week of
February. This drive will be under
the supervision of Mr. Whilehead
and Mr. Brown. Wayne Corpen
ing, county agent, said this morn
ing that approximately 50(1 pounds
of rat poison had been ordered by
farmers of the county.
Rotarians To Talk
About Poultry At
Rotarians will be hosts to farm
ers at their regular meeting Friday
at the Towne House, when the
poultry projects which are proposed
for this area will he discussed.
Each Rotarian is expected to in
vite a farmer, and details of the
proposed poultry development in
this area will be explained by a
group who have been studying the
matter for some time.
Is Being Widened
The street deuartmenf nf
Waynesville is widening Haywood
street in front of the new Davis
Liner Motor Sales building. Ex
cavating has been completed, and
plans are to put in crushed stone
and pave the section next spring.
The new street lines on Haywood
street straighten the curves on the
street from Depote to Church
Tremendous Signs Of Progress Nark
County Library In Past Five Years
During the past five years, the
Haywood County Public Library
has almost grown out of its pres
ent day stone building as tremen
dous signs of progress have mark
ed the period since Miss Margaret
Johnston assumed the position as
librarian back in February, 1944.
In this span of years, the cir
culation of books at the library has
increased more than four times.
When Miss Johnston came here
from Fayetteville Public Library',
the circulation was 11,111 and the
yearly report compiled for 1947-
48 showed a remarkable figure of
Lack Of Space
The bookshelves in the library
are packed and some books are
even stored in boxes until ample
shelf space can be secured. A total
of 7,325 books have been added to
the public library in the past five
years. It was reported that Hay
wood County still needs 5,058 books
to have one-half book per capita.
One of the most noted achieve
ments of the county library since
Miss Johnston took over the helm
JANUARY 28, 1949
STANLEY HENRY has been
named to serve again this year
as the secretary.
James Kilpalrick Chosen
President Of C of C Body
City, State License
Tags Must Be Secured
Before Tuesday, Feb. 1
All motor vehicle drivers in
North Carolina must have state
licenses by the deadline Monday,
January 31. State officials said
that no extension will be granted
thbjTinv ;.,' .
PoUoc Chief Orville Noland
said this morning- that all ve
hicles in Waynesville must have
a city tag on or before February
1st. or be subject to a fine.
The tags are on sale at the City
Hall for one dollar each.
Groups Set Meet
Several hundred Demonstration
Farmers and Home Demonstration
clubs will gather at the county
court house Saturday, February 5.
for the annual achievement day
starting at 10:30 o'clock.
The main address at the program
will be delivered by T. B. Hutchin
son, dean of agriculture at V. P. I.
in Rlacksburg, Va. Mr. Hutchinson
is regarded as one of the outstand
ing authorities of agriculture in the
R. W. Shoffner, district farm
agent from State College, will in
troduce the guest speaker.
The presidents of the two or
ganizations will have charge of the
program. Mrs. W. D. Ketner is
president of the county home dem
onstration council and J. L. West
moreland heads the demonstration
Other local persons to take part
on the program are: Mrs. Odis
Cole, It. C. Francis and George E.
!?, a ittnii ni, . r v V i
MISS MARGARET JOHNSTON
was the inauguration of county
wide library service through the
The bookmobile was purchased
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
JAMES K1LPATR1CK has been
eleiled president of the Cham
ber of Commerce.
James Kilpatrick was elected
president of the Chamber of Com
merce by the 25-inember board of
directors here Monday night. Mr.
Kilpatrick succeeds Wayne Corpen
ing. Stanley Henry, secretary, will
continue in that capacity.
Other officers elected included
Jonathan II. Woody, first vice pres.
ident; Rutus Sunimerrow, second
vice president; S. E. Connatser,
third vice president, and John J.
Cuddebaek. treasurer. These Offi
cers, toegther with Mr. Corpening
constitute Ihe executive committee
of the organization.
President Kilpatrick named com
mittee chairmen, and each of these
will hold a conference with Mr.
Kilpatrick later and complete the
commitee assignments before the
February month!;' meeting..
The committee chairmen are as
Advertising and promotion, W.
F.ntertainment. Lester Burgin.
Industry. Leo Weill.
Agriculture, Wayne Corpening.
Iloads, Dave Felinet.
Finance and Membership, Paul
Health and Public institutions,
L. K. Barber,
Local municipal affairs. G. C.
(See James Kilpatrick Page 6)
Rev. Williamson To
At Service Sunday
The Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson,
who was recently called to become
pastor of the Presbyterian Church
of Sebring. Fla., will announce his
decision to the congregation here'
at the morning hour of worship on
All members of the Church con
gregation as well as the many
friends of the Church are invited
to be present.
after a successful campaign in
which S3.0OO was raised for the
vehicle, starting in February, 1948.
The bookmobile, which makes 75
stops throughout the county act
ually started September 17, 1948
and is rendering an attractive serv
ice in the rural areas of the county.
During the last three months
of 1948, the bookmobile service
has circulated 15.236 books in
Waynesville. Clyde, hospital and
county ii nits. This figure is more
than the total number of books
circulated in the entire year of
1944. Robert Russell is bookmo
The county service was first
launched by book stations through
out the county, sponsored by Home
Demonstration clubs. If the library
was unable to get books to the
clubs, they would either come by
the library for them or they were
distributed to the clubs by the
library. This is the way the book
mobile service was started.
The Haywood County Public
(See County Library Page 8)
One of the largest crowds ever
to pack the county courtroom
marked the annual Achievement
Day program, as 1,500 4-H Club
members, representing 2 clubs in
Haywood County, were honored in
a gala event Thursday morning.
Birdell Gorrell, member of Cruso
4-H Club, won the honor as the
most outstanding 4-H girl in the
county,, while Wade Francis, 4-H
Club member of Waynesville Town
ship High School, was named the
outstanding boy. Wade is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Francis of
Judge Gwyn Speaks
An address by Judge Allen H
Gwyn of Reideville, highlighted
the Achievement Day program.
Judge Gwyn placed emphasis on
farming and agriculture as import
ant cornerstones of democracy. He
stressed to the 4-H Club members
that their ultimate goal should b
to operate their own business. Hp
pointed out that three out of four
people in the country are working
for someone else.
Judge Gwyn admitted that , the
older people of the county have
made several mistakes, and urged
the younger generation, to profit
by these errors in the future In
conclusion, Judge Gwyn told thu
large group of 4-H Club member-;
to "use their accomplishments a
a stepping stone to do better thin
their predecessors." Wayne Cor
pening .worst?,' agent, :ititroduced
The Waynesville High School
boys' and girls' clubs were chosen
as the outstanding senior clubs in
the county. In the junior division,
(See 4-H Achievement Page 6
Don't be surprised if your over
coats have moths in them from
lack of use, because this has been
one of the mildest winter spasoin
in the past two decades and con
siderably warmer than a year ago.
The lowest temperature record
ed in Haywood county since Janu
ary 15th is 27 degrees. The same
day in 1948, the thermometer top
pled to one degree.
The highest temperature regis
tered during the past two weeks
was on Sunday, January 23, wh'n
the local citizens sweltered under
a 79 degrees heat, especially warm
at this time of the year.
Haywood county has not felt I lie
bitter sting of winter yet. but as
the old saying goes it never gets
too late for the bug to bite.
The comparative low tempera
ture reading from January 15 to
January 23 for the past and pres
ent is as follows:
15 10 23
16 1 27
17 20 87
18 3 52
19 7 46'
20 21 40
21 31 25
22 2fi 47
23 19 49
SENTELLE AT DUKE HOSFITAL
R. E. Sentelle, a WaynesviUe at
torney, is in Duke Hospital under
going a series of examinations. A
of Wednesday, the doctors had rot
found any trouble that would re
quire an operation, it was learned
Injured .... 1
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).