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64th YEAR No. 11
Farmers Award Four Achievements Plaques
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The Haywood Demonstration farmers on Saturday Rave four firms 1948 AL'iicuMural Achieveir.enls
Plaques for their contribution to the promotion of better farming in the counly. Shown here, left In
right, J. L. Westmoreland, president of the farm group last year; W. furl is Kuss. editor 'I'lie Moun
taineer: Jonathan Woody, president, First National Bank; J. Hurley Wright, pulili du r The Knlerprise.
Canton: R. C. Francis, who presented the awards in behalf ol the farmers, and .I.Walter 1 amtofl, of
Champion Paper and Fibre Company. This photo by Ingram's Studio.
Farm Groups Accomplish
Many Projects In
Many Attended An- j
nual Achievement Day,
Meeting Here Satur
day; Officers Named
Many of Haywood's leading
farmers and farm women met here
Saturday for the annual achieve
ment day program. They elected
officers, heard a practical farm
talk liv Dr. T. 11. llutcheson, ol
V P I , Illacksbuig, Va.. and award
id plaques to four funis for their
interest and assistance in carrying
'in the farm program in the coun-
Reports of the activities and
achievements of the past year for
i both groups were encouraging, and
showed much progress in the agri
cultural and home making field In
the county during the past year.
Mrs. Oti? Cole, made the report
tor the women's work, and George
j K Stamey for the men's division,
j The farmers elected George E
j Stamey, as president, to succeed
j ' Westmoreland; R. O. Francis
. u.i . named vice president, surreed
1 iiu: T W Catliey; William Osborne
"I Clyde, was named secretary,
succeeding Mr. Stamey, and T. C.
(See Achievement Day Page R
Officers Still Working
On High School Robbery
Police and detectives are follow
ing through on some clues and
fingerprints gathered from the
high school robbery. A cash box
'with $70 was taken from the high
school office sometime last Wed
nesday night .or Thursday morn
ing. "Wc got some excellent finger
prints," Chief Orville Noland said.
Car Leaves Road, Lands
Into Pigeon River
A car went off Highway No. 276
uear the steel bridge within Pisgah
forest Sunday, and went down the
sleep embankment into the river.
Highway Patrolman Jeff May
said no one was injured, and the
driver just failed to make the
curve. The car did not turn over
More Funds Sought For
Needed Health Program
"We are only meeting Hie needs
of five per cent of the school chil
dren in Haywood," Dr. Marv Mirh
al. distrirt health officer said this
"The only way we can increase
services is to have a larger staff,
and that means more funds," she
r. Michal pointed out that the
state health department has ask
d the budget commission for $1.
50.000 per year for the next two
ears, and the commission had rec
If the requested amount is grant
Farmers Told To
Prepare For Lower
Prices; Virginia Pro
fessor, Is Speaker
Haywood farmers were warned
here Saturday that inflated farm
prices were due for a tumble, and
that lands should he built up now
for the time when there would not
be high prices for farm products.
Dr. T. Ii. llutcheson, dean ol
agriculture, of V.P.I., in a practical
address, told the Achievement Day
midienee, "the best help you can
have is self-help" Work within
your own fence line, he stressed,
as he called for farmers to "keep
up with the times" as this is a
crilieal period for the farmers.
Dr. llutcheson told his audience
I hat farmers must learn to main
lain a good standard of living with
lower prices. Now is the time to
get your farm in condition, cull
undesirable cattle, and prepare for
(See Speaker Warns Page tl)
A dinner meeting of the Military
Order of World Wars will be held
Wednesday evening. February I),
at 7 o'clock in the pine room of
Patrick's Cafeteria. The meeting
has been called by Col. J. 11. How
ell, Waynesville post commander.
All former officers of the army,
navy, coast guard, and marines are
asked to attend as important mat
ters will be discussed.
Truck And Taxi Crash
On Fines Creek Road
A taxi and pick-up truck collid
ed near James' Store on Fines
Creek Sunday. A woman passeng
er in the taxi was taken to a
doctor for a routine check-up. ac
cording to Patrolman Jeff May.
The accident was ruled as un
avoidable, and no arrests made,
and no injuries reported. The taxi
was badly damaged, the patrolman
ed, it will mean from $11,000 to
$15,000 more per year for Hay
wood, which would give us severa)
additional staff members.
"For an estimated population of
40.000, we have only 2 nurses and
1 sanitarian. Wc should have eight
nurses and four sanitarians to do
a thorough job," Dr. Michal said.
The national recommendation is
one nurse for every 5,000 people
and one sanitarian for each 10,000.
"Right now we are working on
a budget of $17,750," Dr. Michal
(See Health Work Page 8)
Press and 1'nitcd Press News
Reports Show Much
Activity On Farm In
P.olh Men and
, . WomcjuV (itoutjvs
I la ;. m m'i'I'', lain, ni'-ii and ''o
nicn aiipar-'iilly l)iol;e ail achieve
incut i c olds fliii iiii.; Hit;:, arend-
l i ng l,i the report s mad,' at I h'-i r
annual meet i r " here Sal urday .
There are 1115 women in the
Home Demon'. Iral ion work, and
' H',1 (lemnir 1 1 a ' inn fame, in fi e
! water. died at cis. t be reporl i c-
' Mrs. (111. ( nle. I -epor' HIV, tor t lie
j women's v., nk. .ii, there were III
'clubs, with l''ei nieniber .. who have
' assisted "bUO laniilii". in improv
ing food production and conserva
tion, health, home grounds, equip
mi-Hi and clothing Soon I "0(1
111 ill -1,1 1 III families ere al- o leach.
elk The l"ii (e,noi I, alien a:;eot
have made con' ail wj'Ii i:','.-i()
people through nie lines, home
i .its and I he olflee In meet
ing; III'' ill, : ,l.,li' e 'VI 5.".:'.. .'Hid
:0( llieiuliel . ,, . led Willi I lie pin
Chill ! 1 1 1 -1 , 1 1 -1 . ( -opt l-l I I' ed -Vi.I'i
low aid I he purchase of I he Hay
wood l.ibi.iM r.'iokinolul'-, in a(l
Sce 1 arm Kepurt Pace Hi
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Mi.s .lo.ephine ('.die returned
on Saturday from an e;,elv.ive
tour of F.urop" She as I he ;uest
ol her niece. Ii-s Virginia Roberts
jn Frankfort. Germany .and with
Miss Uoberls spent a week in
Paris and visited in Geneva. Rome.
Milan. Munich, and several eilies
ln Geneva Mis- ('al)c and Miss
Roberts visited liishop and Mrs.
Paul N. Gather, who have a sum
mer home at Lake .lunaluska.
En route home from Europe Miss
Cabe spent four days sightseeing
( PL. .IOM S ON Dl'TV
Cpl. K. W. Jones, of the stale
highway patrol, was back in uni
form Monday, lie recently under
went an operation, and was eon
lined to his home in Clyde for
Charter Granted Business And
Professional Women's Club
The WflvpcsviRp Rusmess and charter presentation. Other club?
Professional Women's Club receiv- from Brevard. AsheviHe, Sf ates die
eri their charter Friday night, in and Shelby were also represented,
an impressive dinner meeting at Powell, of Canton. Miss Lois
the Towne House. Mrs. Kathryn j Griffith. AsheviHe.
Shipman, state president of High , Mr shipman. in her presenta
Polnt. presented the charter to j (ion address, discussed the growth
Mrs. M. G. Stamey, president ofanfj accomplishments of the orga
the local organization. nization for the past thirty years.
The Waynesville unit was orga-, Miss Dorothy Johnson of the
nized last July, and was sponsored j Brevard Club, and state nicmber
by the Canton Club, which had-ship chairman, presented the books
fifteen representatives here for the (See R & P Club Paee 8)
M A VNESVIELE, N. C. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8. 1949
A larr.e :'.i 'ui of ri'iiryiiien I rum
the llv.ill Creek .-crtion of Hay
wood Counly attended the meeting
held sesteiil.'H al'tc'iioon al the
I'aii.i of Mrs. W. F. Swift on con
nil ol iii.lst Kjs, Wayne Coi pening.
ouniy agent, reported today.
Various subjects on dairying
voi o discussed during the two
lour session and the main topic for
(ininieiil was the ways of eontroll
ng maslisis. This disease has been
ausii;; considerable trouble to the
'tile of Hie county, it was under
stood, F. It. Farnham, dairy specialist
i'liiii Stale College, and Dr. Hus
nan, veterinarian working with the
ederal government on liangs dis
ase, led I he discussion with around
(Sec Dairy Meetings Page Hi
Set February 10
The Haywood As.social ional-w ide
Sun-Jay School mass meeting will
oe staged al the Clyde Baptist
lunch Thursday. February 10.
wilh conferences set lo start at i:30
o'clock. Miss Daphne Roone, Bap
list field worker, said this moili
ng. A mass meeting of the Sunday
M'hool departments throughout the
counly will be held at 7:30 o'clock
svilh a large crowd expected lo al
lend Fred Fore, Sunday School super
intendent, will preside over the
neeling. Miss Ksllier Mae Gibson
is pianist and Jarvis Brock will
crve as chorister.
The separate conferences start
ing Thursday nigbl tit (i:30 o'clock
ar. as follows: pastors and super
(Sce Sunday School Page K)
Many From Here
Going To Farm
A large delegation of Haywood
counts Farm Bureau members are
expected lo allend I he Kith annual
meeting of the North Carolina
Fat in Bureau Federation in Ashe
eille. February l.'i through Hi.
National and Slale leaders in I he
lelds of government, industry and
agriculture will participate in the
program. Among those officials lo
allend are Governor W. Kerr Scott.
Senator .1. Melville Broughloii.
Coinnii .i snner of Agriculture L. Y
llallenliiie. Superintendent of
Public Instruction Clydu Krwin
and II. Harold Cooley.
The counly Farm Bureau will be
in charge ol enlerlaimnent during
(See Farm Bureau Page H)
Timber Bill Passes
A bill introduced in the general
assembly by Rep. Grovrr C. Davis,
authorizing the Town of Waynes
ville lo sell surplus limber from
the watershed has been passed and
The Town will open bids on the
I lib for some 1.(10(1.000 reel of
limber from a fiOO-acre tract of an
unused portion of the watershed.
The bill was just a technical
mailer in order to clear up some
pol l ions of a law not quite clear.
it wa said bv .1. R Morgan, at-
lonn . for Way nesville.
0. L. Yates To Attend
Democratic Meeting In
Raleigh On Wednesday
o I. Vales, a member of the
State Democratic Executive Com
mittee, plans to attend the special
meeting in Raleigh next week, at
which lime a national committee
man will be named to fill the va
cancy of the late Senator Joe
Blvlhe, of Charlotte.
Mr. Yates said he plans to en
dorse Jonathan Daniels, who has
been recommended by Governor
Judge Moore Raps Drunken
Drivers As Court Opens
THAI) RRYSON. JR.. solicitor
of this district, who is preparing
to clear many cases from I be
j current docket. Photo by In
Park Theatre Is
More Lights Added
An extensive renovation and re
decorating program is underway al
the Park Theatre here. The entire
lobby is being repainted, and three
rows of fluorescent lights, the
width of the lobby is being added.
A modernized box office will be
part of the program, according lo
J. K. Massie. owner of the t heal re.
The lounge of the theatre, to
gether with the ladies' room has
been completely relinished, with
brighter color painls. Mr. Massie
said plans Included renovation of
Other extensive impi ovcnienl s
are planned in the near future
Found Dead In
Bed On Monday
I.ee Sutherland, well known
painter, was found dead in bed
Monday morning. A coroner's
inquest, called bv Dr. J F Pate,
said the man died of natural cans-
Funeral services will be held
this morning at Garrett funeral
J homo al II o'clock, with Rev. ,1.
M Woodward in charge. Burial
will lie al Green Hill cemetery
The deceased was a native of
Cherokee counly, and had lived
here for several years
lie is survived by his mother.
; Mrs. Tiny Campbell, of sheille;
lone sister. Mrs. .losie Gibson, of
'Franklin; two half sisters. Mrs
Fred Fnslcy, of Pelzer. S. C . and
j Mrs. Arthur Walls, of Newport
I New. Va.. and a half brother,
Woodrow Campbell, Waynoville.
i A discussion of building plans
jwas postponed at the Firt Baptist
church Sunday until a later date.
I J. R. Morgan, chairman of the
I board of deacons, announced, "due
j In our inability to get a final state
ment from parties concerned makes
I il impossible to make a report
at this time."
The church officers are working
on plans for an expansion program.
NOLAND IN RALEIGH
I) Reeves Noland left last night
for Raleigh, where he will allend
a road hearing. Mr. Noland is
highway commissioner of the 10th
Two Civic Groups Favor
Auto Inspection Laws
Two civic groups voted in favor
of the annual motor vehicle in
! spectifu) law at their meetings last
I week The Rotary and Lions Clubs
j were unanimous in their action, in
asking the General Assembly to
j maintain the once-a-year law.
i The Rotarians also went on rec
ord as favoriug the $500,000 budget
for the North Carolina Library
The civic groups heard Patrol
man O. R. Roberts give some figures
of highway accidents, both before
and since Hie inspection and driv
S.5.00 In Advance In
New Grand Jury j
Named For 194 J); Told
To Carefully Check
Mark Ferguson, of Fines Creek.
I was named foreman of the 1949
grand jury of Haywood county,
shortly afler the February term of
criminal court convened here Mon
Judge Dan K Moore, of Sylva,
is presiding, and alter the charge
to the new grand jury, Solicitor
Thad Hryson, sent a large number
of bills lo the jury
Judge Moore explained in detail
the duties of the grand jury, and
then rapped drunken and reck
less driving on the highways.
"Both type ol drivers are dan
gerous lo themselves, as well as
all otiieis on the highways," he
"The highway patrolmen are
doini an excellent job of protect
ing everyone on the highway, and
unless our traffic laws are enforc
ed there will be countess deaths
on our roads. Traffic is getting
; heavier, and more conjested, and
all of us need lo support these
(See Court Pasc 81
Larger Funds For
Ifotai ians asked for an increase
in lb" slale library fund from the
General Avsombh hero Friday.
J. II Howell, a nieiiiliir of the
Haywood library hoard, said the
, $f)()().(MI0 budget requested for the
Ninth Carolina Library Commis-
1 sion would help the slate reach the
goal ol ball a book per capita. The
average now is about a quarter of
"Hole in Haywood Hie average
is less I ban a quarter of a book per
per son," he eont inued.
The club oled unanimously in
, favor of the $5110.0(10 going lo the
Library ComniKsion, instead of the
$:iTi(l.()0( as recommended by the
i budget eoiiimis.siou.
On $7,000 Bond
Robert Bradv. Jr.. who has
been lodged in the Haywood coun
ly jail tor the pasl two weeks, was
released on .ST.noO bond Friday
afternoon, lio.v T Francis, attorney,
Brady. along with Kenneth
Scheet., confessed lo the $58,000
I robbery of Cass Walker Grocery
,. Warehouse sale on December 2li
j II was understood that Sehaelz
; would be relumed lo Virginia to
complete a I lu ce and one-half
; years on his piobalional sentence.
! Brady will be tried at the April
term of Macon county superior
court on charges of possession of
burglary tools and lirearms. Mr.
The attorneys for Brady are Mr.
Francis and Homer Stockton of
KNOXVII.LF, ' L P 1 -City po
lice reported that a suspect in the
$(iO,00(l ('as Walker safecracking
(Sec Safecracker Page 8)
Boosters Club Will
Discuss Fourth Of
Member-, ol the Boosters Club
will discuss plans for the annual
Fourth of July program as they
meet next Thursday night at the
Haclwond Presby terian Church for
the regular monthly meeting.
M. II. Bowles is president of the
els license law became effective,
i'd the clubs voted that both laws
tie kept as now on the books.
Patrolman Roberts pointed out
that In 1940 Hie death toll on North
Carolina highways was 1,028, and
for 1948 had been reduced to 734,
a drop of 21) per cent in the faeo f
n increase in registration of mo
'tor vehicles of about 250,000.
"More accidents are he i net
r, . '
ported today than ever, because
we have some 220 additional patrol
men, and they can get the facts on
accidents, where it was impos
sible hefore." he said.
Haywood and Jackson Counties
MARK FERGUSON was nataed
foreman of the Haywood grand
jury, when the February term of
court convened Monday morning.
Mr. Ferguson Is a farmer of
The Merchants Association will
gather Tuesday night at the -court
bouse to discuss several impoi'1 id
matters, Dave Felmel. president m"
the association, staled y.st,rdav.
The group will meet 'it 7 30
o'clock tonight and l he three m-"-lers
of business lo be dis u s,ed -itc
First, a discussion ' iliiiui
lion of closing on Wednesday aflei-
Second, a further di ens-ion of
the proposed credit report agency
lor the area
Third, the annual election ol of
ficers. During the meeting, a report of
the activities of the organisation
of the pasl year will be made All
business linns are urged to have a
represenlal ive attend the meeting.
County Farmers Order
:J50 Pounds Of Poi.vn
In Campaign On Kal.s
A total of "50 pom el- of r ,(
poison has been ordered liv l.jie,
ers ol Hay w ood county in ao effoit
lo combat rats on their Firms
The counly ral campaign rmc.
on I he heels of a similar ilui r
held in Waynesville, Canton. ClTdr
aod lla.elwood last week.
The Waynesville town official:,
termed the local rat campaign n
success and il was estimated th-d
several thousand dollars wort!) of
properly will be saved a? result.;
of I he campaign.
President Truman Urged
To Reappoint Ferguson
On Trade Commission
President Truman has been ?!.
ed to reappoint Garland S. Fergu
son of Waynesville to the Fedenl
The request in behalf of Fergu
son, who has been on the iniiinn..
sion for 21 years, was made t,,
North Carolina's two Democrat""
Senators Clyde R. Hoey and .1. Mel
Injured .... 1
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).