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STANDARD PTG CO
Comp 220-230 R First
"Hear yon took np this here
golf while you were in the
city," a farmer remarked to
his friend. "How'd you like
"Well, t'ain't bad. It's a mite
harder than hoein' turnips and
considerable easier than dig
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Ilaywood County At Tb e Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
ber of senior
ted $17.50 to
hich was the
a student in
in Mrs. H. J.
ff their sleds
id had a merry
first time this
n J&asi oireei
dren and sleds
. : - ll.n
of the snow
and were mad
who has fore-
rries for Mon-
wn East Street
Inded in a field
ir when thrown
iiich four other
field was wear-
hen he entered
meeting of the
find the smile
box of cigars
on the arrival
family, with a
lerybody had a
V inds Fail
kinds that whip-
fell the green
of the county
illy a high gust
fver the popular
ast week clampr
iches down with
stable in the
fary will be cir-
the Silver Tea
i enrollees may
I trades, it was
' Veterans Ad-
fd that approxi-
p were enrolled
courses now be-
fis here include
8 Program may
five in the past,
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Area In Drive
"We have $6,287.09 reported in
hand, and several industries and
schools yet to report," A. P. Led
better, polio campaign chairman,
reported at noon yesterday for the
Waynesville area. "We will meet
our quota," he added.
The quota is $6,500 for this area.
Two bank clerks were still busy
counting small coins at noon, as
proceeds from schools, the dime
board and individual contributors
rolled into the treasury of the
polio fund, of which Mrs. Win. Nor
ris is treasurer.
The Beta Sigma Phi dance on
Friday night added some $1,500 to
the fund, with possibly a few dol
lars above that figure, it was re
ported. Plans are to keep the books of
the campaign open for the re
mainder of this week so that late
contributors may have a part in the
drive, it was announced.
Every means for raising money
have been employed by Mr. Led
belter and his large staff of co
workers. The Rotary Club sponsored the
dime board, as well as general
solicitations. The dime board net
ted -.$1,219,77. Besides personal
solicitation, and working through
the schools, money was raised by
the dance Friday night, through
sporting events, radio programs,
the dime board, and pay roll de
duction plans in several industries.
Mr. Ledbetter said yesterday: "I
want to thank everyone who work
ed during this campaign, and to all
contributors. Whil it has been a
hard Job, we all realize ft was for
a good cause; and that makes us
doubly happy now that we have
reached our. goal. Many thinks for
your help and money."
(See Polio Page 5)
Set During Week
Of February 7
A series of meetings will be held
at, various dairy farms in Haywood
Cpunty during the week of Feb
ruary 7 on control of mastisis,
Wayne Corpening, county agent,
P. R. Farnhain, dairy specialist
from State College, and Dr. Hus
man, veterinarian, working with the
Federal Government on Bangs
disease, will have charge of the
The day meetings will be con
ducted at dairy barns in the county
and subjects on dairying will be
The day meetings are scheduled
as follows: Monday, February 7,
Mrs. W. F. Swift, Hyatt Creek at
1:30 o'clock; Tuesday, February B,
D. Reeves Noland, Ratcliffe Cove,
at 10 o'clock; Tpesday, Feb. 8, Wil
liam Osborne1, Clyde, at 1:30
O'clock; Wednesday, Feb. 9, O. L.
Yates, Iron Duff, at 10 o'clock;
G. C. Palmer, Crabtree, Wednes
day, Feb. 9, at 1:30 o'clock; Troy
Leatherwood, Jonathan Creek,
Thursday, Feb.' 10 at 10 a. m.; Os
borne's Dairy, Pigeon, Thursday,
Feb. 10, at 1:30 o'clock; Silvers
Dairy, Beaverdam, Friday. Feb. 11
at 10 o'clock; and Andy Ferguson,
Riverside, Friday, Feb. 11 at 1:30
N. C. Parkway Group Seeks
Black Camp Gap Spur Line
A bill designed to make possible
the transfer ct Cherokee Indian
lands to provide right-of-way for
a spur line of the parkway to reach
Black Camp Gap, entrance to the
park, will be presented to Gov
ernor W. Kerr Scott in Raleigh
Thursday at 11 a. m.
Charles E. Ray, chairman of the
North Carolina Park, Parkway and
Forests Commission, said here Sat
urday the commission would meet
with the Governor in the board
room of the North Carolina De
partment of Conservation and De
velopment. way said the bill retarding tne
transfer of Indian lands had been
drafted, la ready for submission to
Congress, with copies having been
aent to the State Highway and
Public Works Commission.
: The biennial report of the ac
tivities of the commission will be
presented to the Governor with an
Says Canton Will
Pass $6,500 Goal
The $fi,500 polio quota in the
Canton area will be passed, it was
predicted at noon Monday by Beek
man Huger, general chairman, in
making a joint statement with Ed
win Haynes. campaign chairman.
"We do not have that much in
the bank as yet,' Mr. Huger ex
plained, "but with several schools
to report, and one or two areas
staging special events Monday
night, we have every reason to feel
we will go over the top by the time
we get all these funds together."
"We have deposited $5,CO9.90 in
the bank, as of noon Monday, and
four schools yet to report," Mr.
The dime board in Canton is still
operating, and no count has been
made of the funds on the board.
"We feel we have met the quota!
with a safe margin to spare," Mr.
The North Canton school, with
300 students, turned in $500 to the
fund. This action gave other
schools an incentive to pass their
dollar per student goal, and Indi
cations are that the record will be
broken in several schools in the
Campaign workers felt that by
Wednesday most all reports would
be completed, and the final figures
Contributions are still being re
ceived by all members of the cam
Meeting, Feb. 5
The annual meeting of demon
stration fanners and home demon
stration women of Haywood Coun
ty will be held Saturday, February
5. starting at 10 o'clock.
The principal speaker for the
occasion will be T. B. Hutcheson,
dean of agriculture at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute. R. W. Shoff
ner, district farm agent from State
College, will introduce the speaker.
Mr. W. D. Ketner is president of
the county home demonstration
council and J. L. Westmoreland
heads the demonstration farmers.
These two leaders will have charge
of the program.
Other local persons to participate
on tne program are. Mrs. Odis
Cole, R. C. Francis and George
2i Inches Of Snow
Fell On Sunday
Haywood had the first snow fall
of the season on Sunday afternoon,
when two inches fell, and was later
Covered with a thin covering of
sleet. Rain late Sunday night
turned the blanket of snow into a
slush, and the warm sunshine of
Monday morning soon melted most
of the 2Vfe-inch fall.
Snowplows were soon out on the
highways and streets, and cleared
the snow away.
All school buses operated Mon
day morning, with only a few run
ning behind schedule.
outline of further projects to be
carried forward. Ray will preside.
Raleigh has been selected for the
place of meeting so that the com
mission may present the report to
the Governor and have in attend
ance the representatives from the
State Highway and Public Works
Commission, who are ex officio
There is a possibility that the
members of the commission also
may appear before the appropria
tions committee of the General As
sembly, Ray said.
Representatives from the Na
tional Park Service, the Blue Ridge
Parkway and the National Forest
Service are expected to attend.
In the latter group, the members
include, In addition to Ray, Mrs.
Edith Alley of Waynesville, secre
tary of the Park Commission of
fice in Weynesvllle.
and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C,
County Schools Top Goal
By Raising $3,000 In Drive
Tax Listing Deadline
Moved Up Two Weeks
To Tuesday, February 15
The people in all townships of
Haywood County will have an
extra two weeks to list their
taxes, according to an announce
ment today by Sebe Bryson,
county tax collector.
The new deadline for tax list
ing has been set for Tuesday,
February 15. The previous dead
line was January 31.
A two dollar penalty will be
Imposed on all persons failing: to
list their taxes by February IS.
All tax listing places are listed in
an advertisement appearing in
National and state leaders in the
fields of government, industry,
labor and agriculture will partici
pate in the 13th annual meeting of
the North Carolina Farm Bureau
Federation in Asheville, February
Included among speakers on the
program e -Gayer nor ,.W, Kerr
Scott, Senator j. Melville Brough
ton, Commissioner of Agriculture
L. Y. Ballentlne, Superintendent
of Public Instruction Clyde Krwin,
Ren. Harold Coolev. and fimpoe
I Baldanzi, executive irfc-prelfci
The conference will open with a
vesper service Sunday at 8 p. m.
at George Vandelbilt Hotel.
A large delegation from the Hay
wood County Farm Bureau is ex
pected to attend the four-day meet
ing, Charles McCrary, president, !
revealed. The county farm bureau j
has been requested to provide en
tertainment for the convention.
Jonathan Woody and Sam Queen
will have charge of the entertain
ment program. String bands and
square dance teams from this area
will take part in the event.
Slick Highways Cause
Lone Wreck In County
Near Big Branch Sunday
Slick highways caused one acci
dent in Haywood County over the
week-end, Patrolman O. R. Roberts
The lone collision occurred near
Big Branch Sunday afternoon
around 5 o'clock, when a 1947 Ford
sedan, driven by Sam McCrary,
and a 1935 Ford coupe, operated
by Mr. West, collided.
No injuries were sustained in
the accident and the cars received
only small damages, Patrolman
Roberts said. No arrests were
Hazelwood Coffee Shop
Destroyed By Fire
The Coffee Shop in Hazelwood
was completely destroyed by fire
around 1:30 o'clock Saturday after
noon, Fire Chief Clem Fitzgerald
The fire was caused by an oil
stove explosion, it was understood.
Will Whitner of Hazelwood is
owner of the building.
Group Withholds Decision
On Disputed Huskins Bill
The House Agriculture Commit
tee voted to withhold action on the
Huskins Bill to reduce commissions
of burley warehouse operators
from the present four per cent to
two and one-half per cent after a
lengthy discussion Thursday morn
ing. A spirited public heading on the
bill was conducted last , week and
several representatives from Hay
wood County attended the session.
Chairman Fred S. Hoyster of Vance
n T T r J T
$13,000 Polio Goal
The .students and teachers of the
I Ilaywood County schools dug down
I deep into their pocket books and
'tame out with donations that more
than doubled their quota in the
March ol Dimes drive as incom- I
plete collect ions soared above the
$3,000 mark. Jack Messer. superin
tendent of county schools, report
Polio campaign officials here had !
requested that each home room in I
the county schools raise $10. which
set the overall quota at $1,800.
This amount was obtained in the
first week of the drive and the
students and teachers went on to
raise more money in this fight
against infantile paralysis.
The polio drive reports from the
various schools in the county are
Waynesville High .School raised
a total ol SS59.0I, which amounted
to $10.03 per teacher and exactly
fifty cents per pupil. A breakdown
of the collections show: Seventh
grade- Mrs. Ova Ferguson, $15.91;
Mrs. Tom Campbell, $15.25: Miss
Mary Hamilton, $14; Mrs. C. e
Patrick. $35.04; Miss Nancy Kil
lian, $15.05; Miss Margaret Perry,
$17.20: Mrs. Hollifield, $7.04; and
Mrs. Walker. $10.05.
Eighth grade Miss Most-ley.
$23; Mrs. Brooks, $2I.0: Miss
Howell, $11.64; Mrs. Webster.
$16.15: Mrs. Brown. $31; and Mr.
Thompson. $11.77 Ninth grade
Mr.4 Frn7!iM, -$74 25; Mr Corwtn,
(See Schools face 5)
Will Be Shown
A series of niht meetings will
be held throughout the schools in
the county, at which time a movie
on breeding dairy cows artificially
will be shown, during the week of
j Arrangements have been made
to obtain movies through the Hay
wood Cooperative Breeding Asso
ciation. F. R. Farnhain. dairy specialist
from State College, will take part
in t lit program.
The schedule of meetings at 7.rttl
o'clock are as follows: Monday,
Feb. 7, Bethel School at 7:30.
Tuesday, Feb. R. Itock Mill and
Maggie: Wednesday, Feb. f. Crab
tree School; Thursday, Feb. 10.
Fines Creek School; and Friday.
Feb. II. Waynesville and Clyde at
the county court house.
Rev. Smith Attends
Sunday School Clinic
Rev. Horace L. Smith, pastor of
First Baptist Church. Canton, and
.lake Shulhofer, superintendent of
Barbervillc Baptist Sunday School,
spent last week in Shelby, attend
ing the Sunday School Administra
tion Clinic, which was held at First
Baptist Church there. They re
port a very fine and helpful Clinic
Lions Cluh Holds
Lions O. R. Roberts and Jerry
Rogers led a discussion on driving
regulations at lasl week's meeting
of the Lions Club.
Joe Davis, program chairman,
called for committee reports lo
open the program.
Paul Davis, president, presided
over the meeting.
County said that the committee
will not act on the bill for about
It appeared likely that when the
committee does act on the measure
the ' week of February 7, it will
adopt an unfavorable report.
Proponents and opponents of the
measure argued their cases for two
hours before the 57-member agri
culture committee Thursday morn
ing. The committee adjourned
(See Burley Bill Page 5)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1. 1919
Cold Gray Dawn
PORTRAYER of youthful characters
in Hollywood films, Scolt U.
(Scotty) Beckett, 1!), is shown jifter
his new convertible had crashed
into another car in the cinema rapi-
1 lal. He was held on suspicion of
I driving while under the inllncn " '.f
! "Christmas cheer." (International)
Call To Fla.
Hev. .Malcolm It William o
paslor of the VayiK'jville l'ie;b
ipftsfn C hnreti. annotiiK ed In hi
congregation Sunday morning ili.il
he had declined Hie call recent l
I extended to him by the Kiel l'r-.
jhjlerian Church in Seining, I'la
and lh.it he would remain in Va.
nesville as pastor of the 1'ie.hy
Speaking lo a large congrega
tion, Mr. William -on spoite leel
ing of the loyalty of hi.-, congrega
tion here, slating that one has only
In look aioiind and sec main ev i
deuces of the blessing of Cod upon
the combined efforts of pa-'or and
people during the time he ha been
pastor of the church lure. lie
(See Williamson Pace .'
W. Curtis Russ Is
Back From Annual
N.C. Press Institute
liuss, editor of The
attended the thiee
ol the N. C Press
tile I'niversily of
North Carolina and Duke diver
sity lasl week. Among Ihe speak
ers on the varied program were
Drew Pearson, Washington column
ist; George V. Allen, assistant sec
rectary of Stale; and numerous
out-of-state newspaper publishers
The Institute began with a meet
ing of the North Carolina publish
ers whose papers are members ot
the Associated Press, with Jona
than Daniels as president.
Air Russ wns one of the Hi past
presidents of the slate association
honored at a breakfast on Satur
day morning at Chapel Mill. Airs
Russ and daughter, Margunle.
accompanied Mr. Russ to Chapel
Hill and Durham lor the Institute.
Police Are Still Puzzled
Over Whereabouts Of Cash
I F'oJiee of three states are still
pondering 'he whereabout- of
i some SaO.OOO taken from a Ki-ov-.
ville. Tenn , safe Christmas nigh'
j Two men are still being Ivdd in
'the Haywood County .tail in run
Inection with the case on S 10.000
bonds each on charges of posses- .
j sion of burglary tools 1'oliep of
six states have visited the pair in
'jail here to question them Thr
men have already been linked by
police with the Kno.wille safe
cracking and the holdup- kidnaping
of a Cleveland, Tenn . policeman.
The Atlanta, Ga . detectives
opined that two women fled Atlanta
with the loot after two men had ;
been arrested at Franklin and i
police throughout Ihe Southeast
had been alerted. However, North j
Carolina State Patrolman Trite-hard '
Smith. Jr.. threw a damper on '
their theory. t
$3.00 (n Advance In
I'he liot iry Club was host to 35
humors at their regular meeting
I'ikI in al'i'Tnoon. at which time the
I group heard (omments on the pos-
sihility of adding broiler produc-
ioii as a top industry in Haywood
Va ne Curpening. county agent,
and If W. Sliofl'ner, extension poul
' speeiiiipt ol Slate College, dis
cussed the poultry projects which
haw been proposed for this area,
i Air. Sholliier declared that Hay
, v. ood County and Western North
, aiolina had better possibilities in
poultry production than any other
icio:i of the stale. The reasons
lor this, he pomicd out, were the
good drainage ;,,ul excellent air
di .linage ol the county'.
'i Im- poMlir. specialist staled that
1 ' i' industry would be an
idoed income lo most farmers of
i a, a means of inlesify
n : ' i n.ing ,. s,,jd lhat the
i' busuics would not replace
jam oilier business thai is already
I c lablisiieil here.
j Ah- Sholliier also encouraged the
j I. inner, ol Haywood County to
( rai e small docks of turkeys, since
J !oi nig the past lew years it has
been exceptionally profitable
bio i in- in I hi- .stall-.
! fji letoi rmy tn ihe broiler bust
1 iies's Ah Shotfnei- said that it has
; hen.. -ne mecliam.ed m (he past few
' ' "Inch ha:, increased the
;l.ir;ii i . profit,, lie recommended
, i lot oi broilers amounting from
'Sec Itolarv Pace 5)
! FiirmiTs May Secure
j In Schools, Stores
' i' poi on for the rural
'I Ihe county will be de
1,1 "hools and community
a . refpiested Thursday,
' Wayne Corpening,
a;-' ni. reported today.
I o mer . an- urged to make
"id to pick up the poison
-."in prciding it. on their
"on as possible.
In , f.-d I
Mil 1 1 I a
'I lo ,
and I i : i
larni . .: .
in ay n
d'u I rat campaign closed
ille last week as 850
1 poison was spread
I hi oin: Iioii I
Hie town A total of
was pul out in Hazel-
u oi id
As Appeal A;ent
For Local Draft Board
I!. I. Senlei;, local attorney, has
been appointed as appeal agent for
ihe l l,i; wood ( onnly Draft Board,
il w a learned vest erday.
The appointment was made by
Piesident Truman and approved
by former (iowrnor Cherry.
Air Seidell will review all ques
lionnaircs that are filed by regis
trants in decide whether their
classifications should be appealed.
He said lhat only one person has
appealed his draft status since the
peacetime draft was inaugurated.
The ivn omen. Mrs Elizabeth
l.ibbyi Sclu-ei?, 20. of Birming
ham la and attractive, auburn
! aie, Air. Krarly. 37. showed up
in Wa nc ville Monday afternoon
t i visit their husbands. Ken
f-e'n-etz and Hob Brady, in the
local iail. and discussed the ques
t'on pf bond.
v.'hen -!Mtti tnid them that even
tj the'- bond for he men that
police mei-pi;. would file additional
v -iri ants and thus necessitate ad
duional bonds Failing in their
effort - in make bonds for their hus
bands, i be women left Waynesville
Sunday aflernoon for an undis
The two women arrived here by
automobile Monday afternoon with
around eight suitcases, but after a
thorough search no money was
found in the suitcases, detectives
(See Police Pape 5)
Haywood and Jackson Counties
Near June 1
Construction of the 4-H Club
Camp to be located on property
adjoining the State Test Farm in
Waynesville will get underway in
around 10 days, according to an
announcement yesterday by Wayne
Corpening, county agent.
In a meeting held in Asheville
last Friday afternoon, the county
agents and home demonstration
agents of 21 counties in Western
North Carolina voted to launch
construction of the camp immedi
ately and have it ready for opera
tion in June.
Mr. Corpening said that each
county in the western district will
be responsible for building one
cabin which will house 12 per
sons. Among other facilities for
the proposed camp will be a swim
ming pool, lake, a large administra
tion building for kitchens and din
ing rooms, and two bath houses
It was understood that a large
building will be constructed later
this year for meetings and recrea
tion facilities instead of using the
dining hall building.
L. R. Harrell, State 4-H Club
leader from State College; R. W.
Shoffner and Pauline Hoteh.kis.
district agents from Raleigh, at
tended the meeting in A-heville
The road leading to Ihe proposed
camp site is already under con
struction, Mr. Corpening said. The
4-H Club camp will accommodate
approximately 250 persons when
Local Guard Unit
For Three Months
Eleven men from Waynesville
and vicinity have enlisted in the
Heavy Tank Company, 120th In
fantry, North Carolina Nalwnil
Guard here since January 1. Cap
tain James M. Owls, company
commander, reported today
The new enlistees are: Harrv
Walker Lowe, Raymond Lewis.
Gordon Luther Kinsland, John
David Chapman, Edward Hill. Hu
bert Lee Inman, Lester Harry
Reece, Joseph Parker, Fred Boone
Moody, Leonard Ballard and Ar-
land Grady Mashburn.
The local national guard nipt
received a pay roll last Thursday
night amounting to $2,249.66 for
Oetober. November and December.
Captain Davis stated that then
are a few vacancies remaining m
the local company. Young men
between the ages of 17 and IS-j
may join the national guard and be
exempt from the draft. Captain
Davis said. The guard unit is ac
cepting veterans up to 30 y ear-! of
j Large Crowd Attends
Frozen Foods, Home
Around 50 persons attended (he
frozen foods and Amana home
freezer demonstration at. the Hay
wood County Farmers Co-operativp-Friday
J. L. Westmoreland, president of
the Farmers Co-operative, intro
duced C. H. Myers, Amana hems
freezer representative. Mr. Mver;
reviewed the work of the company
and pointed out the mechanical ad
vantages of the freezer locker
which was on display.
Miss Jean Hall, food, packing
demonstrator, explained the differ
ent methods of packing fruits,
vegetables, berries, pastries and
meats in the freezer locker.
Injured . . . . ' 1
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).