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STANDARD 1TG t. .
Comp 220-230 S Tir: :
Reporter: (Looking into thft
depths of Grand Canyon) Do
you know that it took millions
of years for this great abyss
to be carved out?
Man: Well, well'. I never
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twite-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
' knew this was a government
YV AY N E S VI 1 A A', N. ("TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1949 $5.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
C4th YEAR No. Li 8 PAGES
Associated Press and United Press News
jative of Bal
s hospital In
'colors, and so
Lis of rcses,
led in making
, and creating
Jceivcd an en
felope was not
SI letter some
jirents got the
fcr of the letter
topear in print.
If she will
licate copy of
tell a soul
I season is not
iry is said to
a local store,
Waiting for the
they began to
ie drew forth a
Jtted and res-
the colors of
feny of those?
bass would go
the line," said
irin."You see I
1 . .
pass just to
It The Sale
If fines Creek,
tears ago. He
fiich his father,
in 1900. The
he had a spec-
Ing it, but what
aiso De mier-
miber of letters
100 years ago.
Last week a
Ind jury found
fing the routine
Idfr the feet of
t least one of
Pipe had npr.
fash out a hole
of the ground,
ight was put on
id afford some
pry, and others
use. a subject
5 U I 111.
fversary of Dor-
I Sunday. She
&e call from her
U- S. Army Jn
f talked to his
Mrs. Oscar Rhy-
nis other five
pred the army
p overseas dur-
for the third
f the staff of the
Program Thursday Night
To Draw ill Large Crowd
The court room is expected to
be filled here Thursday nisht.i
when the rural community develop-:
ment program is explained. i
Indications yesterday thai rep-'
resentatives from every seel inn of i
the county would be present for
the meeting which begins at 7:30.
Not only will the citizens from
he rural areas be present, hut
business and civic leaders of
Waynesville will be there in large
numbers. The Rotary and Lions i
Clubs are having a joint meeting
30-minutes before the program,
and will attend in a body. A large
number of business men from Can
ton are also expected to attend.
The program will be under the
direction of Wayne Corpening. who
is bringing five people from Ten
nessee, where a similar program
was inaugurated sometime ago. The
program in Washington county,
Tennessee, has been so successful
that last summer, the 9!) Haywood
people on the out-of-state farm
tour visited the area, and were so
impressed that they have urged a
similar program be started here.
The TVA is interested in such
a program, and recently W. M.
Landess, well known here, and
head of information and education
al unit of TVA, wrote: "Washing
ton county, (Tenn.) communities
are drawing the eyes of the entire
nation to a new concept in I he
progress of a land and a people
a concept that is developing a
teamwork of people to meet the
challenge of today's complex civil
ization." That was the opening
paragraph, and the remainder of a
solid newspaper page went on to
(See Community Pace 8)
Exchange Club Is
Howard Wells, of the ("anion F.x
change club will give an address
over WHCC Wednesday al 7:30
p.m., on "Crime Prevention Week"
which the club is sponsoring, in
cooperation with 1.200 oilier clubs
of the nation this week.
The Exchange Club has arranged
a full week's program, and has ask
ed the ministers of the county to
talk about the importance of Hie
subject from their pulpils Sunday
Underwood Sinalhers is presi
dent of the club, and has announc
ed that Ernest Anderson. Charles
Worley and Mr. Wells are in charge
Pigeon River Group
Raise $1,200 For Polio
A total of 5I.20H for polio was
raised in the Pigeon river valley,
according to a report made hy
Hugh K. Terrell, of the Pigeon Riv
er Civic club. Schools, churches,
individuals, stores, and lodges
made contributions. Mr. Terrell
said that practically everyone co
operated and made a contribution.
Corn Growers Attend
Dinner In Ashcville
Some 16 members of 1hc Hay
wood 100-bushel per acre corn club,
attended the special dinner given
in honor of outstanding corn grow
ers of Western North Carolina in
W. A. Medford was the high pro
ducer in Haywood, with 135 bush
els per acre.
VISIT WAYNES VILLI'',
Visitors to the District Health
Department last Wednesday to dis
cuss the public health program
were Miss Emma Carr Vivins, Ra
leigh, Editor of the Br'tcr Health
Magazine; Miss Helen Martikainen.
Raleigh, Director of Health Educa
tion in N. C; Miss Jennie Stout.
Asheville, Western District Health
Educator: and Miss Maxiue Schaef
fer, Health Educator of Buncombe
National Guard Unit
Here Gets High Rating
A surprise inspection of the Na
tional Guard here Thursday night
brought high compliments from
the Inspection officer, Col. Boos.
30th Division Army instructor.
The local unit, the Heavy Tank
Company of the 120th Infantry,
was complimented on the excel
lence appearance of the Armory,
vehicle, weapons, and particularly
feawtJaiMatiai iinmni mmi m mi
JOE PALMER, of Crabtree, was
re-elected, along with other of
ficers, of the Haywood Coopera
tive Breeding Association, at the
annual meeting here Saturday.
Set High Goal For
Their 1949 Program
,loe Palmer was re-elected presi-
dent of the Haywood Cooperative
Breeding Association at the annual
meeting held here Saturday.
A report by John Carver, in
seminator for the association,
showed that 408 cows were bred
in 1049. The association set 1,000
as the goal for 1949, in order to
make the organization a success.
Dr. F. I. Elliott, in charge of the
Artificial Breeding Program at N.
('. State College, was the principal
speaker. He discussed different
diseases among dairy cattle, con
ception rates, etc.; also told how
the Haywood Cooperative Breed
inu Association could be improved
and how they could get more mem
bers. Other officers re-elected were:
T. C. Davis, of route 2, vice presi
dent; Jack McCracken, Canton,
route 3. secretary-treasurer. The
following directors will serve for
a 3-year term: M. H. Ferguson,
Glenn James and Frank M. Davis.
When Hit By Train
Robert Lee Caldwell. 23-year-old
employee of Dayton Rubber Com
pany, met instant death a few min
utes afler leaving his work, when
si ruc k by a diesel freight engine
on the Southern Railway tracks
Friday afternoon near the Day
A coroner's jury summoned by
Dr. J. F. Pate, termed his death,
an unavoidable accident.
The engineer said he blew the
whistle, but Caldwell failed to get
off the tracks. Officers investigat
ing the accident, said that the
wind was blowing hard at the time,
and apparently Caldwell failed to
hear the approaching train, or the
warning. The body was dragged a
long distance, and badly mangled.
He lived on Hyatt Creek, and was
enroute home when killed.
He was e veteran, and served
in the Pacific under heavy fire with
I he Marines.
Funeral services were held Sun
day at the Barbersville Baptist
church, with Rev. Avery Peek, pas
tor, and Rev. Jarvis Underwood, in
Pallbearers included: Allen Hy
atl. Alney Hyatt. Jack Cabe. Jack
Reagan. Elmer Gillett and Jack
Survivors are his widow, Mrs.
Harriet Bryson Caldwell, and his
mother. Mrs. Annie Caldwell.
Interment was in Crawford Mem
orial Park. Crawford Funeral Home
was in charge of the services.
the supplies. The inspections of
ficer termed the supply room in
the best condition of any he had
visited in the state.
Before leaving he told Captain
James Davis and the local guards
men, that the Waynesville unit
would join others of the 30th Divi
sion for the annual two-week sum
mer encampment at Fort Jackson,
The grand jury made only one
specific recommendation in tneir
report to the court late Thursday
The group specified in their re
port that, "We strongly request
that something be done about sew
erage of Aliens Creek school enter
ing the creek."
All but three ot the schools oi
the county were reported in good
condition. The three not getting a
good report only listed recommend
ations for minor repairs.
The Canton jail was praised lor
being so well constructed. The only
critcism about the court nouse
was the condition of the women's
Mark Ferguson is foreman of the
To Meet On
A large group of Haywood bur
ley growers are expected to attend
the special meeting at the court
house Wednesday night at 7:30.
Wayne Corpening, county agent,
has arranged the meeting, and will
present two tobacco specialists
from State College who will dis
cuss the latest developments in
burley. R. R. Bennett and S. N.
Hawks, who have appeared on
many tobacco programs here he
fore, will be present, and lead the
The two specialists will discuss
the best types of burley for Hay
wood soil, and will show pictures
on the latest methods of combat
ing tobacco diseases.
Thos. M. SeawelL
Former Editor Of
This Paper, Dead
Thomas M. Seawell. former edi
tor and co-publisher of The Moun
taineer, died in an Athens, da.,
hospital Friday morning, following
a long illness.
Funeral services were held Sal
urday morning at Winder, Ga., and
interment at Leesburg, S. C. He
was a native of Carthage and a
graduate of Wake Forest College.
Mr. Seawell bought The Moun
taineer in 1928 from W. A. Band,
and shortly afterwards formed a
partnership with W. T. Beds. They
sold the business to the present
(See Seawell Page 8)
Chamber Of Commerce
Board Meets Tonight
The board of directors of tin
Chamber of Commerce will meet
tonight at 7:30. James Kilpatrick.
president, has announced thai a
number of matters pertaining to
the 1949 program of the organiza
tion will be discussed.
Clyde Man Finds Raising
Cattle Is Very Profitable
Rov S. Hayncs is shown with Jennifer.
27th, and was grand champion female and highest selling female at
the Western North Carolina Hereford Breeders Association show
and sale in Asheville last October. Mr. Hayncs is recognized as
among the leading clattlemen of the state.
Bv LUCILE CATHEY
It can be done here. Roy S.
Haynes, who was reared in an
average home on an average Hay
wood County farm, has proven the
cattle industry can be profitable in
North Carolina as well as in the
broad spaces of the Middle West.
Pfc. W. O. HUDSON, who va.-,
killed in action on June 21. I!t4.",
will be buried Wednesday at
Green Hill cemetery.
Funeral services will bo held in
Memorial Plot in Green ll.il Ceme
tery at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Pfc.
i William Owen Hudson, who was
killed in action on Okinawa. June
The Rev. K. L. Young, paslor of
the First Methodist Church and
chaplain of the local post of Un
American Legion will oll'iciale.
Members of the Veterans of For
eign Wars and the American Lc
(See Hudson Pane 8)
M. O. Galloway, owner of Way
nesville Lumber Company, was the
high bidder for 1,(100,000 feet of
timber on tin: (iOO-acre unused
tract of the Waynesville water
shed. The bids were opened here Fri
day by the town officials, and Mr.
Galloway's was the highest bid for
Ihe limber. His bid was $17,000.
The contract calls for editing
roads through the tract, which will
be- used as (ire roads later.
The matured timber was marked
in a survey made Ibis past fall by
stale foresters. TVA foresters and
W. W. Davis, local limber man rep
resenting the Town of Waynes
ville. The state and federal agency
were interested in the project as
il affords I hem an excellent experi
ment in modern forest rat ion work.
I'KAXCIS l. KALIIGII
W. Hoy Francis left Monday
morning for Italeigh where he will
spend several days on business,
including appearance on cases he
fore the Supreme court.
He has confirmed the old Ameri
can belief that every man even
a native of the mountains can get
what he wants if he wants it badly
This mountaineer went about his
cattle breeding with a goal. He
worked hard to raise the best cat
tle possible and now he has one
Davis BqDB Would Stop
ambling In the
Smith Pays $2,150 Into
Court, Plus Costs; Gets
3-5 Year Suspended Term
Meet 3:30 In
Charles H McCrary, president
of the Haywood Farm Bureau, yes
terday urged every member to at
tend the stale meeting at 3:31) in
Asheville today, and participate in
Ihe conference on the proposed
hurley warehouse commission reso
lution. Mr. McC rary said that a pro
posed resolution calling for a com
mission of 3 per cent, and 25 cents
a basket, would be presented, and
(is adoption urged.
The original plan sought u com
mission of 21 j per cent instead
of the present 4 per cent.
"Kastcrn Carolina tobacco farm
ers only pay 2' per cent commis
sion, so we burley growers feel
that we are having to pay too much
when we are charged 4 per cent,"
'he Haywood president said.
"There are about 2,500 hurley
growers in Haywood, and Ihe sav
ings in commission alone would
run about $15,000 per season," he
Mr. McCrary plans to attend the
hearing in Italeigh on the 22nd.
when Ihe matter will be brought
again before the House of the Gen
Staff To Attend
The district health office will be
open Thursday afternoon as usual
for the regular clinic, but will be
closed" during the morning, due to
a stall conference in Sylva.
The olfice will be closed all day
Friday, in order that the staff can
attend the Public Health Associa
tion meeting in Asheville.
i Dr. Mary Michal. district health
officer, made these office hour an
' no'.incements yesterday.
of the finest herds in the state.
' Last week we visited Mr. Haynes'
farm on the banks of the Pigeon
River near Clyyde.
There we got a sight of the cat
tle big things with backs straight
as boards and short fat legs. They
Have red and white hair which
(Sec R"' Haynes Pnse 8)
Dan K. Moore here Monday morn
ing, when he bronchi $2,150 into
court for Mrs. F.llen N'oland of
Clyde. The defendant, a 23-year-old
silverware salesman of Ashe
ville. was found guilty of larceny
by a jury last Saturday afternoon,
lie was charged with taking a
pocket book from Mrs. Noland's
home on New Year's day, contain
ing al least $2,150 in cash, and a
quantity of notes.
The pocketbook was found later
: .. i. : ..I. - i c . I. ..
in a niowa.v cuiveit. noine oc ine
papers had floated away, and no
cash was found in the bag.
Judge Moore, on Saturday, tcvld
the defendant to bring $2,150 in
court Monday, and he would take
that into consideration before pass
Smith was triven a suspended
sentence of 3 to 5 years, and plac
ed under live year's probation, hav
ing to report to the probation
officer n l 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 for live years. He
was also ordered to pay an addi
tional S200 during the July term of
cpurt, which will also be paid Mrs.
Noland. lie is to pay the court
Smith's lawvers. Don Young of
Asheville, and W. Hoy Francis,
asked for the mercy of the court.
John Queen, representing Ihe state
in the absence of Solicitor Thad
Bryson, and George If. Ward, other
attorney for the stale, told the
court that Mrs Noland had no
desire to push for anything more
than jusliee in the case, and re
cover her losses. Mrs. Noland, in
court, nodded her head in agree
ment. Jude Moore told the court.
(Sec Court I'age 51
Funeral Set At 2
Today In Clyde For
Hasque T. Haynes
T. Hascue Haynes, farmer and j
retired banker, died at his home
in Clyde Sunday afternoon after i
an illness of two weeks I
Funeral services will be conduct
ed at the Clyde Baptist church this
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. '
D. G. Gross, pastor, and Rev. R.
P. McCracken. former paslor of
the church, will officiate.
Active pallbearers will be mem
bers of the Masonic Lodge No.
453 and flower hearers will tie
members of tin- Truth Seekers
Class of the Clyde Baptist church.
Honorary pallbearers will be
Coleman Francis. Homer West, Dr.
J. L Reeves. M C Sprinkle. Ed
win Havnes, Kdvvin Fincher, W. G.
Smathers. Sam Robinson. V. H.
(Sep Hasque T. Haynes Page 8)
Apprnxima'elv 250 attended the
Sunday school ma.-s meeting of Ihe
Haywood ll.ipti,! Association in
Clyde Thursday nighl. The meet
ing was featured by a series of
conferences, and inspiring mes
sages. The program was arranged
by Miss Daphne Koone, liaptist field
worker for the county.
The sermon Multitudes Await
Our Messages" was brought by
Rev. Ben Lee Ray. pastor of the
Calvary church in Canton. Fred
Fore presided at the meeting. Miss
Ester Mae Gibson was pianist and
Jarvis Brock song leader.
After Ihe opening devotional,
led by Jack Medford. superintend
ent of the Clyde Baptist Sunday
school, the group divided into 13
conferences, for study and discus
sion of the work of various phases
of Sunday school work. The leaders
of these conferences included:
Rev. M. L. Lewis, Mrs. C. T.
Francis. Rev. C. L. Bissett. Mrs.
Sam Knight. Mrs. Raymond F.
Wells, Mrs. L. L. Shaver. Mrs.
Bur.en Metcalf, Mrs. Hugh Gossett,
Mrs. W. H. Burgiri, Mr,. Claudei
George Smith. -Ir
Second Bill Would
Enable Town And
County To Contribute
To Memorial Plot
Immoral and indecent she"-,
gambling and fortune telling in
Haywood will be prohibited under
a bill introduced Saturday by '.r.
Grover C. Davis in the llouc of
the General Assembly.
A second measure introduced b v
Rep. Davis would allow the town
of Waynesville and Ha.vuood
County to contribute monev fur
the establishment of a Memorial
Plot in Green Hill cemetery in
memory of men and women win)
died in the service of their counir..
A limit of $3,200 was set as the
maximum the town and county
could give jointly.
The first bill places a ban on cir
cuses, carnivals, and vaudeville,
with a fine of $500 for period 'me
them to show within Haywood
the text ol the bill read; 3?
Section 1. It shall be unlavfo!
for any person, firm or corporation
lo aid, abet, take part in. or in
any oHmt manner assist, or par
ticipate (li In any immoral or indecat
exhibition or performance, or any
any immoral or lewd dances; or
(2 1 In any gambling or game of
chance of any kind whatsoever,
whether such gambling or game of
chance is conducted by mean-, of
machines or wheels or any oth r
type or kind of gambling de . i-o,
or otherwise: or
3 In any business, cnioi pri .,
plan or scheme in which prie . or
awarded on the ba.'is of s!:ill or
for participating in any trial of
skill, or throwing at large). ., or
i4i In telling or prctondir : to
tell fortunes or practice ,t he ai l of
palmistry or clairvoyjiice or otle r
crafts of a similar kind in v. boh
it is pretended lo foretell the fu
ture. Any person who violates anv of
the provisions of this Section ; nd
any employee of any per-oii vi-bo
assists his employer or any oU't
employee of his employer in done;
any of the acts described in Mn;
Section is guilty of a misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine ol Cue .hun
dred dollars i $5110.00 1. or Ie lm.
(See 2 Bills Pace .".i
Two County BUb
In Legislature Are
Rep. Grover C. Davi., ha, j o
more local bills which have i.i:.rd
both the House and Senate . e)
are on the threshold of hcim- rati
fied. One measure calls for iiv r' .i iv :
the salary of Ihe assistant rl-,i ,,
court from $135 to $150 a muni'-,
and the other would inrna. "i
tax collector's salary from .";', '.Oil
to $3,000 per year.
Another of Rep Davis bill, h -.
alizing the sale of timber on n-.
Waynesville watershed was rahfe-d
a week or so ago.
Brown. Neil Wells. Rev. 1. L.
Rev. H. L. Smith, of C.oi'.n.
discussed "Sunday School Growth
(See Baptists Page Hi
Injured .... 1
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).