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64th YEAR No. 14 l(i PAGES
Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1949
$15.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
FTxhitioaJ Fil U...A i A Master At Portraits Or Landscapes
uauy wuuu vulsella nave
Over 6 Million Dollars
In U. S. Savings Bonds
Heads Legion Post
A i j
Jsplay in the ,
g Store. The
play is made
n the revolv
jjsplayed. stant chang-
s, and their
s while the
I to make a
irrors in all,
in, and good
Jscs Pet Dairy
Jcuriosity is a
fcberts is trav
ick Ford these
ly patrol has
and in order
car will do,
Olive the cars,
check on the
ind oil con-
nil days, Pa-
been using a
jrs, but every
now has his
fir, except Cpl.
(II as peach
flple trees are
I willow trees
at pear trees
rocs. One of
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ROY RUFF was elected comman
der of the newly organized Haz
elwood Memorial Post of the
American Legion. The charter is
expected to be received at an
early date from the state organ
ization. Roy Ruff Heads
Of A. Legion
Roy Ruff was named commander
of the Hazelwood Memorial Post
of the American Legion, which was
formally organized Tuesday night.
John Woodward was named vice
There were fifty charter mem
bers, with four 'other applications.
Officers of the post said there are
100 potential members for the or
Several district officials, togeth
er with officers of nearby posts,
were present for the meeting. The
charier from the state organiza
tion is expected at an early date.
The place and time of meeting will
be announced later.
Thurman Smith was named adju
tant, and William S. Prevost, ser
vice officer. The meeting was
held at the school.
i. When you
fc North Caro-
the edge of
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d state head
flre raging in
rd time con
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o swamps are
?cpt. of Public
t sale. Wanta
Boy Scout Adult
Is Being Pushed
Contributions to the $1,300 adult
membership drive are near the
half-way mark, according to John
ny Johnson, general campaign
Numerous committees are yet to
make a report on the drive, and
others have just partially com
pleted their work, Mr. Johnson
The Canton area is also staging
a similar drive, with a quota of
$1,750. The Exchange Club of Can
ton is in charge of the work there,
and the Rotary Club in Waynesville.
The people of Haywood county
today are holding a backlog of fin
ancial security in U. S. Savings
Bonds amounting to $6,163,167.50,
J. E. Massie, county chairman of
the Savings Bonds Committee an
"This sum represents the net
holdings of Series E, F and G War
Bonds and peacetime Savings
Bonds, i after all redemptions or
'cash-ins', have been deducted)
since May I. 1941 and through De
cember 31, 1948," Mr. Massie said.
This information was received by
the county chairman from Allison
James. State Director of, the U. S.
Savings Bonds Division in Greens
boro, in the annual Savings Bonds
Report for 1948.
Savings Bonds sales for this
county for the year 1948 (January
1 through December 31 1 were as
follows, according to the annual
report: Series E Bonds, $545,
003.00; Series F Bonds. $592.00;
Series G Bonds. $14,000.00; county
total for 1948, $560,195.00. j
"These splendid U. S. Savings
Bonds holdings and sales are com
munity assets of the highest type,"
Mr. Massie continued.
"They will stand the many in
dividual owners in good stead in
time of financial need; they will
help stimulate local community
business when and if times get
bard; they bring in to our county
in interest and accruals about
2,i'.'. a year on the total holdings.
"The primary and patriotic rea
sons lor liie havings Bonds pro
gram, of course, are to help stabil
ize the nation's economy by fight
ing inflation, and to properly man
age the $252 billion national War
debt by spreading it widely among
our people, but the by-product of
'community reserves' and future
buying power of our county's citi
zens is a mighty important reason
also. The aim of the Savings Bonds
Committees of volunteer workers
in every county in the nation is
to help increase Savings Bonds
sales, through payroll savings
where you work, Bond-a-Month
savings where you bank, and over
the counter sales.
"Every citizen should be a vol
unteer in helping this program to
succeed." the county chairman
said. "We need volunteer workers
in every town in the county, and
in farm communities to keep the
urgent need for the Savings Bonds
program before the people."
In conclusion Mr. Massie said
that net holdings of Series E. F and
G Bonds for the state of North Car
olina as of December 31, 1948 were
$641,439,784.25. Nationally, 80.
000.000 individuals hold $47 bil
lion in E, F and G Bonds a great
er amount than during the War
time peak of 1945.
y j -few
intospitlal Bound! Electa
MRS. IRENE WILLIAMS MrCAI.I.l'M. an artist of note, is shown
at her easel, putting some finishing touches on a mountain spring
scene, which is one of six paintings she is doing on special order for
art lovers in Chicago. The portrait on the wall is ol a retired act res.
This portrait has won many awards in ail exhibits Mountaineer
photograph by Ingram's Studio.
Artist Finds Demand
For Mountain Scenes
Off Docket !
Court officials, together with !
Haywood lawyers, worked hard and
fast Monday, as they cleared the
civic docket of 378 cases.
Judge Dan K." Moore, of Sylva.
had announced last week that
every effort would he made to
bring the docket up to date, and
clear off many out-of-date suits
that have cluttered up the dock
et. Hugh Leatherwood. clerk of
court, and Miss Dixie Campbell,
assistant, estimate it will take sev
eral months of typing to gel all
the records brought up to date.
Each case has to be typed in full,
and carried into two books, plus
the indexing process.
"We are so happy to ge( the
cases off I lie docket we are not com
plaining about the extra work that
faces us this spring." they said.
Banks And Post Offices
Will Be Closed Tuesday
As far as is known, Washington's
Birthday, next Tuesday, will be ob
served by the banks and post of
fiices of the county. Other business
will not observe the occasion.
Announcement is made today
that The First National Bank, and
The First State Bank will be clos
ed all day.
Large Crowd At
As The Mountaineer went to
press Thursday afternoon, indi
cations were that a record-attendance
would be present at the
community development meeting
at the court house at 7:.10.
Wayne Corpening, county
agent, said that every section of
the county, toRoihor with busi
ness and civic leaders of the
county, would be in attendance.
This morniiiK the eight leaders
from Tennessee will consult with
Haywood rural leaders in setting
up a suggestive program to In
put into force here.
A Big Year
On1- W,i nc, ; 1 1 c icidenl is mak
ing monci. on what inn I of us lake
for gr:: nl ed.
Mis, Irene Williams McC.'al lum.
an artist ol note, is far behind with
orders of oil painted landscapes of
this cniumunil v. Her paintings
have found a ready market among
art lovers in Chicago, and right
now she is six paintings behind j
In addition to her commercial i
paintings, Mrs. McCallum is teach-j
ing art. and making plans to build
a modern art studio and increase
her art (lass. In her other time,
she works at. her canvas painting
scenes ol the mountains jikI
si reams of this area.
', About 300 Haywood burley grow
I ers met here Wednesday night and
I discussed many phases of tobacco.
with R. R. Bennett and S. N.
Hawks, specialists of State Col
j lege, in charge.
t The discussions, with the aid of
I colored slides, started with plant
ing the bed and followed through
Due To Legal Tech
Election Will Not
Be Held 26th
The special bond election for an
expansion of the Haywood County
Hospital has been temporarily
postponed, it was announced yes
terday by Jerry Rogers, chairman
of the board of elections.
The election had been set for
February 26, and had been called,
after petitions of over 1,100 names
had been submitted to the county
Mr. Rogers explained that "due
to legal technicalities, the election
would not he held February 26,
but at a later date,"
The election would call for the
county to issue bonds up to $200,
000 for an expansion program, in
which the state and federal gov
ernment would provide 79 per
cent of all needed, funds. For
every 21 cents the county spends,
the state and federal government
would put up 79 cents.
Mr. Rogers would not say when
he expected the election would be
held. He said, "it all depends
when the legal matters are straight
ened out nothing serious."
Of New Church
Back In Haywood
she was co.'iiolet ing a
which was a special
firm in Chicago. The
tile piel lire was in full
order for a
The members ol the Crabtree
Chapel Methodist church have or
ganized to perfect plans for a new
church which they hope to have
, I . t u f ..
step by step until the crop is sold. I u,,ul'1 m,...., ... .u-
Special emphasis was placed on tui"e- ,.
control of blue mold and wild fire! The t"''ng committees have
u -.-.i., o.,r, ho 1 been named:
tintiif wi i. u lift niiiiuui't m. i
Large Truck Leaves
Highway East Of Canton
Traffic was halted near the
Haywood-Buncombe line Tuesday
night, when a large Silver Fleet
truck left the road and hit the
Charlie Smith, driver, told Pa
trolman JelT May, that a passing
truck forced him from the road.
Traffic was stopped for a while,
in order to get the truck righted.
Good Iload Changes
Misery To Comfort
On NC 41 is the village of Com
fort. Once the place was so remote,
and had such a wretched road lead
ing to it. that it was called Misery.
Then came a highway, and people
could ride to Misery in comfort.
Whereupon the name was changed.
Of N. C. Park Commission To
) Millions For Parkway
lie staff of the
An additional appropriation of
at least five millions per year for
the next two years, for construction
of the Blue Ridge Parkway, will
be sought by a special committee
of the N. C. Park Commission, if
the recommendations of Charles
E. Ray, chairman, are carried out.
The special committeiywill meet
here Wednesday. FebruaVy 23 to
analyze and discuss appropriation
as made in the presidential budget.
The president set out $7,500,000,
of which five millions are obligated
under prior contracts for the Park
way. "Under the present appropria
tions, there will be no funds avail
able for any Parkway construction
west of Oteen. That means no work
on the section from Soco Gap to
Black Camp Gap, which was sched
uled to get underway this spring.
It also means there are no funds for
r 11'., ......
..,r.fb nn the sec ion irom ryogun
Road Gao to Beech Gap,
gah," Mr. Ray pointed
The records show that the Park-
nhi i9v, mil-
way commission s"6111 .
lions, and got 7.
The Park Commission is now
engaged in advising Chambers of
Commerce of this area of the situa
tion. Mr. Ray said. A report is
also being made to Percey Ferebee.
president of the Western North
Carolina Advisory Committee.
Final plans for seeking the increas
ed appropriations will be contin
gent upon a conference with Sena
tors Hoey and Broughton, togeth
er with Representative Redden,
Mr. Ray said. All tmtC ?
close touch with the situation, and
will advise and lead the fight in
(See Parkway Page 8)
The Haywood County Hereford I
Breeders Association had their i
first, meeting for l!)4!) in a supper
gathering at the Town House Mon- !
day evening. M. O. Gallowav was j
host to the group, and Dr. A. P.!
Cline. president, presided
Dr. Cline called the meeting to
order, and proceeded to take
nominations for the election of
officers for the coining year. M.O.
Galloway was elected president of
the group. Glenn Noland, vice
president, Claude Planets, secre
tary, and I he lour directors were,
Roy Haynes, Dwight Williams,
David Underwood and Dr. .1. I,
Mr. Galloway was called on to
make a few remarks concerning
the meeting of the riircriors nf
the Stale organization, of which
he is a member, telling the group
about the plans for a sale of Here
ford cattle, which was set for the
12th of March
Dr. .1, L. Reeves told about the
meeting of the Western North
Carolina Hereford Breeders Asso
ciation. This croup plans a sale
lo h held in Ashcville in Septem
ber. Dr. Reeves told the group that
the expense of selling cattle at
these special sales would have to
he decreased or the growers would
lose the profit on I heir animals.
Wayne Cnrponing. county agent,
introduced the principal speaker
of the evening. Paul Swaffer. con
nected with the Extension Service
nf State College, who said that
there was no place that he knew
ot tn Ihese United States more
suited to growing beef caltie than
right here in Haywood county.
Mr. Swaffer stressed grass as
one of Haywood's principal cash
crops. "Without grass there would
be no beef cattle nor dairy cattle
for that matter, and where can you
find a more profitable crop than
a herd of good beef cattle fattened
on the grass from the pastures on
the side of the hills," he stated.
The extension specialist also
pointed out to the group that the
selection of cattle played an im
portant part in whether the grow
er showed a profit at the end of
the year. Here in Haywood, he
stated, the cattle that he had ob
served seemed to be of very high
type, and he was expecting great
(See Hereford Men Page 8)
the grass just beginning lo I urn
"This scene was memorized last
spring, on on a creek on the road
lo Brevard, 1 memorize the colors,
the proportions, and can remember
Hum until it is put on canvas."
she explained Klsewhere in the
studio was a colorful autumn scene
painted from a high point in the
cemetery. This painting was re
cently completed, although the
oli n l ii I 1'iliage had disappeared
from Hie trees months ago.
"I am alnioil overcome al limes
with the color in these moun
tains," she said, as she explained
her reasons for choosing this
community lo make her home Mr.
MeCillum is a retired architect and
also an artist. They had formerly
lived in California and Florida.
"There is a no more beautiful
place in Hie world, than right here.
This is ideal for artists, as there is
always something beautiful to
paint. The mountains are ever
changing, and always alTnrcl a love
ly picture to paint. " she continued.
Mr. and Mrs. McC-iIlum lived in
ealiiornia tor a iniinner ol years,
but she was disappointed at the
lack of coloring of the western
mountains, as compared with the
Mrs. McCallum started drawing
when just a small child. "I always
liked to draw, and once my teacher
in Philadelphia lold me I would he
a portrait painter someday. he
(See Artist Page 8)
i was mailing each burley grower
complete details for combatting
both dreaded tobacco diseases. j
! The specialists also discussed the j
new varieties of burley, which will
supplement Kentucky 16, w hich has 1
proven satisfactory in this area. I
In some places this special type is I
1 beginning to show signs of break- !
ing down, and for that reason sup
piemen! varieties are being devel
Bodies Of Two
Enroute To U. S.
The bodies of Lt. Hugh I,. Davis
and Pvt. Samuel H. Sherrill are
en route to the United States for
LI. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Virgil R. Davis of the Iron Duff
section, was killed in action on
Okinawa on April 25, 1945.
Pvt. Sherrill, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Sherrill nf East
Waynesville, was killed in Italy on
October 10. 1943.
Blanks For Clyde
Civil service application blanks
for the position of rural carrier at
Clyde can be had at the Clyde post
office, it was announced yesterday.
The examination will be held in
Waynesville. and receipt of applica
tions will close on March 3rd.
The date of the examination will
be given all applicants.
M. Ferguson, B.
F. Nesbit, Joe Palmer. Tom Kirk
patrick and L O Ferguson.
Finance. ('. T. Ferguson, J.
Handy Kirkpatriek. G. C. Palmer.
Marshall Kirkpatriek and M. H.
Building, Glenn C. Palmer.
James Kirkpatriek, Clinton Kins
land. John Kirkpatriek and Carl
WAYNF. FRANKLIN, former as
sistant county agent here, assum
ed his new duties this week, a:
assistant agent again, and will
work in Cecil. East Fork. Pigeon,
and parts of Beaverdam town
ships, under a special pro; i on
made possible by The Champion
Paper and Fibre Company, in
operation with the I'.xlen .'on
Service and Haywood ('ouni.
Photo by Ingram's Studio.
Farm Bureau Does
Not Take Action
On Burley Matter
The resolution committee of the
State Farm Bureau refused to act
on Ihe lliiskins bill to lower ware
house commissions on burley. The
State meeting was held in Ashc
ville the first of this week, and the
mailer was carried before the com
mittee for action.
The commillee. voting unani
mously, said "lho differing views j
expressed by hurley growers from j
various Farm Bureau county units j
in North Carolina do not provide;
the Stale Farm Bureau with satis-'
factory evidence lo lake action up- ,
on such resolutions.''
A large group from Haywood at
tended the convention, and took
an active part in asking that Ihe
Bureau members agree lo sponsor
the lliiskins hill. Most of the fav
orable comment was from Haywood
and Madison counties.
Among the speakers were Sen
ator J. M. Broughton. Governor
Kerr Scott. Rep. Monroe M. Red
den, and leaders in agriculture in
The House has acted l ''. m
on the carnival and memoiial eel
bill, as introduced by Rep. Gio - r
C. Davis last Saturday,
The two bills are now in Mir
Senate committees, according
an Associated Press dispatch ipu
One bill would ban caine ,
circuses, immoral shows, g.-inbbi-.
and fortune telling in llayv. '.!
The other measure would pn rt
the county commissioner . "v!
Waynesville aldermen lo ci--n-bute
to Ihe Memorial Plot m (..'" .
Hill cemetery, as a nien.'ii'.l i
men and women who died n,
$620 Raised Hero
For Fight Against
Final reports on Hie lfM;; it" of
Tuberculosis Seals in the W.-e ' -villc
District show a '.ii (.f
$620.35, according lo an amvioiv -men!
by Mrs. Frank Forgo n -o
served as chairman of lh- f );!
raising sale The quota for tin cir
trict was $500.00.
Three fourths of the total a nv
will be retained in the .rhooi m
which it was collected. In ,n n..,--i
for the fight against tuhcrro!., i .
The remaining one-fourth ;(,, ,
Raleigh for the stale fund.
The sale was carried on t'o- o..'.
the schools and Hazelwood. .!. ,t
total of $205.00 led the coi n.. un
ities in collections.
Mrs. Ferguson expressed ape. .
ciation to the teacher.; and piny
pals of all schools dor thro -ancc
in making the drive a !-cess.
Accidents On Monday And Tuesday Here Result In
Two Men Hurt In Auto Wrecks
M O. GALLOWAY was elected
president of the Hereford Breed
ers Association here Monday
night. He was formerly president
of the State Association.
Sutton Hurt When
Car Hits Tree On
Charlie Sutton. 25. suffered sev
ere, and painful injuries late Mon
day afternoon, when his 1936 Ply
mouth coupe left the Jonathan
Creek road, hit a tree and turned
Sutton was thrown out of the car.
and he hit face downward on the
pavement, an officer said.
Patrolman Jeff May said two
women witnessed the accident,
which happened near the intersec
tion of the Jonathan Creek and
Sutton, a navy veteran, of three
years, was taken to Moore General
hospital for treatment.
Sutton was reported to have rest
(See Sutton Paee 8)
When Car Turns
Over In Creek
Only through heroic and quick
I work of several men. was Charles
; Hartsell. 25. Enka employee, kept
i from drowning early Tuesday night,
i The 1940 Chevrolet, driven by
'Hartsell, turned oxer on the Sul
phur Springs and Eagles Nest Road
into a swollen creek. The driver
was pinned under the wreckage in
the water. The sheriff's depart
ment, together with police, investi
gated, said that two men by the
name of McElroy and White, and
possibly others, kept Hartsell from
drowning by their quick work of
extracting him from the creek.
Hartsell was lushed to the hos
pital, and later to Asheville. He
(See Hartsell Page 8)
Injured . . . 3
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).