STANDARD pig (, romp- 220-230 S Firsl I.Ol rSVII.u. KV t - The Waynesville its TODAY'S SMILE "Any full-sized man ought to own a lot of temper and like all of his valuable pot sessions he'd ought to keep it and not lose any." OUNTAINEER Published Twice-A-Week In The County Sefat of Ilaywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park - - teeth 64th YEAR No. 15 8 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Ilaywood and Jackson Counties I story that ated again Tennesseeans Help Haywood On Farm Program no and in M HE athey was ind one day I tour, vlslt f that had 4Dtest. jjer of the aenu tacked e calf was I same hour s carefully The barn fort of the (was highly ung owner land opened I and there in his heaa jtely lost in- f here was a calf came jiry care was al, but the good moral to come. Came frned by Mr. ates in Iron Sport left btice, or any is. waiting, the while their ng for their iut a want ad ind within an ban delivered Dn Duff area, f assumed the ad, here I read, but he lurry after we Mrs. Yates ked into their iey wondered fnest of offlce- M..' T,. 'limn il icon tuaii their' hands old-fashioned fhaklng. One Member s coats really South- free. , about, when tentlon at the e lack of ac- bf the fellow he committee heart, and in make up for 'over the past they had to hey got their fter the meet- 3s a financial one of hos- it is spring, lawn of the fhas had to be f six to eight Idule. Several of high pow spread on the trtment used a nt ad Tuesday fa small child. way morning a I I baby bed for pent. Call 125. Mountaineer umu fi i 'r"T l n -iiBmr i mi ruiiiMjftm i win inn mil " l 'T This1 group of Tennessee agricultural leaders, together with TVA and State College specialists, met with Haywood farmers and business leaders last week to work out tentative plans for a county-wide community development program. Those shown in the above picture, are left to right: Clifford Seeb er, educational division. TVA; Ralph C. McDade, University of Tennessee agriculture specialist; Ver non Sims, county agent, Johnson County iTenn.); Miss Alta Lloyd, secretary Doe Valley Community Club; Willard Hayes, TVA; Jack Boudurant, chairman Knoxville civic group, sponsor of Eastern Ten nessee clubs; Archie Dillon, president Doe Valley C lub, winner of first place In Tennessee in 1943; Mrs. Warren Fleener, leader ot Holston Valley group; R. W. SchofTner, district county agent of this area; Mr. Fleener, of Holston, and T. K. Jones, farm management specialist of State College. This photo by Ingram's Studio. Groundwork Completed For Community Development Clubs mmmw rotor 7i no FaomiDlD Farm Income Wan Five Million Mtich Interest Being Shown In Organizing Community Clubs ' The groundwork ftal1 been laid for establishing a community de velopment organization through out rural Haywood county. A group of Tennessee farm lead ers here last week-end, appeared before several groups of interested Haywood citizens and told of their program which has received nation wide recognition. Smaller groups of leaders later met with the Tennes see representatives and discussed organization machinery, and a gen eral program for the development program. A temporary steering committee, under the direction of Wayne Corpening, has been set up to car ry out definite ideas of the plan. The committee is composed of Kay Allen, Aliens Creek; Frank Davis, Iron Duff: Nathat Carver, Jonathan Creek; Hugh Ratcliffc, Ratcliffe Cove: Lou Singleton, George Stamey, Mrs. U. O. Kelly and Mrs. Hugh Terrell, of Pigeon; Cassius Rogers, and Mrs. Hugh Noland, Crabtree; D. J. Boyd of Jonathan Creek, and Mrs. L. L. Smathers, of Morning Star. Vari See Community Page 8) Commissioners, Board Of Elections Meet Wednesday " Tentative plans are for the county commissioners, and the board of elections to meet Wed nesday morning, and set a day for the proposed $200,000 Hos pital Bond election. The election was set for Feb rurary 26th some months ago, but has been postponed due to legal technicalities. Jerry Ropers is chairman of the board of elections. Inspection Lane Opens Today; Here All Week The motor vehicle inspection lane set up here yesterday and will be open for business this morn ing. All cars of 1938 models, or older, have to have an inspection sticker by February 28th, accord ing to the law. The inspection lane, under the direction of C. P. Sawyer, will be here until noon Saturday. On March 1 the lane will open in Sylva. jal Cites The J Of Flying Kites gh Tension Wires Flying kites near electric wires is extremely dangerous, Harry Burleson, local representative of Carolina Power & Light Company said yesterday, after a youth was kellcd In Piedmont Carolina by the practice Sunday. "High tension wires and wet or damp kite cord makes a mighty dangerous combination," Mr. Bur leson continued. "We have already had some ex perience of kites and cord getting tangled in high tension wires dur ing the past week, but fortunately no personal Injuries resulted," he said. Often the tangled wires mean heavy losses by blowing fuses, or other valuable equipment damaged. "Parents should see that chil dren get In open fields, away from (See Kites Page 8) 'Man Of The Year' To Be Honored At Lions Club Thurs. The Lions Club will honor "The Man of The Year" at their meet ing Thursday night. The commit tee said the program would be broadcast over WHCC from 7:30 to 8. Judges of other civic clubs who worked on the project will be guests of the club. Joe Davis chairman of the pro gram committee, will be in charge of the program for the evening. The Club's civic improvement com mittee, who sponsored the project, is composed of C. D. Ketner, Charles Reed, Earl Messer and Ernest Edwards. Rev. R. L. Young will be the speaker. Judges representing other organizations include: M. H. Bowl es, Rev. M. R. Williamson, James L. Kilpatrick and William Dover. 3 I Ml CORRECTION In an editorial in the Friday edition of The Mountaineer, we said Haywood would get about $200,000 from the proposed $200 million road program. Somewhere along the production line the zeroes got lost. The correct figure should have read l"Almost $2,000,000 two million." Five Local Musician? Play In All State Band Five members of the Waynes ville High School Concert Band accompanied by their director, Charles Isley, spent the week-end in Salisbury and played with the All-State band in a concert given at the Boyden High School on Saturday night. The all-state band was directed by James Christian Pfohl, head of the music department of Davidson College and head of the Transyl vania Music Camp. Members of the band were chos en from 28 high school bands throughout the stale. Those from Waynesville and their instruments were: Carol Underwood, cornet; Jimmy Galloway, clarinet; Joe Fortncr, flute; Sammy Wiggins, baritone horn; and Betty Noland, French horn. The group rehearsed all day Friday and Saturday and was as sisted by band directors from high schools all over the state as well as directors from the universities and colleges. The visitors were entertained in the homes of members of the Boy den High School Band and were honor guests at a banquet and dance given at the school Friday night. They were also entertained at a concert given by the Davidson College band. Mrs. Grant Will Address Group Mrs. Dorothy Fremont Grant, nationally known author and lec turer, of Waynesville. will address the special Parent Teachers study group to the Morning Star school on March second. Plans are to have representatives of all the schools in the Canton area to attend this meeting. j Occasional fille tempera- f the Staff of Mln. Rainfall 29 27 39 .83 Mountaineer Circulation Hits A New High Record The addition of 391 new subscribers to The Moun taineer in the past 45 days, brings the total number of readers of this newspaper to 20,000, according to Mrs. R. L. McKittrick. circulation manager. The report on the 391 new subscribers is for the period from January first to February 15th, Mrs. Mc Kittrick said. In addition to the large number of papers delivered by mail, there are nine carrier boys in the department. Mrs. McKittrick said that pictures and feature articles about each of the carrier boys would be started soon. Burley Tobacco Leads In Total Cash In come For Haywood Haywood's farm income for 1948 was five million dollars, R. W. SchofTner, district county agent, announced here. In presenting a break-down to show how much each crop or com modity brought during 1948, Mr. Shoffner pointed out that forests needed more attention, since 38' per cent of Haywood was forests, yet produced only five per cent of the total farm income. Beef cattle led the field, with tobacco second, and dairying show ing a steady increase for third place. The break-down in dollars, were as follows: Beef cattle Tobacco Dairying Fruits-vegetables Poultry-eggs Forests Total $2,000,000 1.000.000 750,000 700,000 300,000 250,000 $5,000,000 The percentages of the $5,000.00 income for each of these are as follows: Beef cattle Tobacco j,. Dairying p-.. Fruits-vegetables Poultry-eggs Forest products 40 per cent 20 per cent 15 per cent 14 per cent 6 per cent 5 per cent Mr. SchofTner also gave Interest ing information on the amount of land that is devoted to each unit of agriculture: Pastures . 40 per cent Idle 5 per cent Under cultivation 16'i per cent Woods 38'! per cent Mr. SchofTner called for unity through the organization of com munity clubs. "This is one of the best means of developing our na tural resources, and our forests are just one of many examples of this phase of our farm income that can, and should be increased." "One thing always leads to the development of another, and we would look for new enterprises, improvements t o schools and churches," he continued. In 4 8 m X J MW t7Pmm ifm Return From Buying Trip In New York Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie have returned from a week's buying trip in New York, where they bought spring merchandise for The Tog gery. They report but few major changes in styles for the current season. National Loan Is Approved For Unit Here To Expand Work will begin immediately to provide service for 690 new mem bers of the Haywood Electric Membership Corporation. The announcement came upon receipt of news from Washington of the approval of a $212,000 loan by the Rural Electrical Administra tion in Washington. Carter Osborne, chairman of the corporation, made the announce ment here Friday. The new loan will be used to ex tend electric service to 690 new members over the entire System which includes Buncombe, Hay wood, Jackson, Macon and Transyl vania counties in North Carolina and Rabun county, Georgia; for im proved service to existing mem bers; and for the installation of 2 way radio communication in the main office and on trucks of the Cooperative. As a result of this loan, the Cooperative will be able to con tinue its program of bringing elec tric service to new members along existing lines, and by installation of 2-way radio equipment will be able to render better service to its members. Construction wifl be pushed as rapidly as materials and labor can be obtained. President Osborne said. The co-op now has 650 miles of (See REA Page 8) Park Commission Meets Here Wednesday; To Ask 5 Millions For Parkway Today Is Holiday Tuesday, February 22. Washington's birthday. Just another Vuesday for everyone except covernment em ployees, and those who work in banks and post offices. To them, it is a holiday. Cpl. Edward Hickman Stationed In Japan Cpl. Edward K. Rickman, son of Mrs. Rhoda Rickman, of Waynes ville, is with the 8th food service squadron, 8th fighter Wing in Japan. He has been in Japan since July, 1948. He entered the army in November, 1946. Canton Tax Bill Is Given Approval The bill introduced by Grover C. Davis to cancel certain past due taxas for the Town of Canton, has met with favorable approval in both the House and Senate of the General Assembly. The bill was sponsored by the town officials of Canton. Ratification of the bill into law I is expected almost any day. The North Cirolina Park Com misison will roll up their sleeves here Wednesday, as they begin work on a program to get an addi tional five millions for construction work on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The appropriation will have to come from the federal budget through Congress. Charles K Kay. chairman, said yesterday that Sam Weems, sup erintendent of the Parkway, had notified him he would be present (See Parkway Page 8) High School Contest To Be JHeJd Thursday i A county-wide high school ora torical contest will be held at thi? Court House Thursday. February 24, at 9 p.m., under the sponsor ship of the American Legion. Five contestants, selected in pre liminary contests held in five high schools of the county, will partici pate. The winner will receive a $25.00 cash prize and will go to Asheville later to take part in a district contest. These contests are part of the twelfth annual national high school oratorical contest sponsored by the legion. In 1938 eleven states par ticipated and approximately 4.000 students took part. In the years following interest has increased until last year there were 250.000 students in the contest with -15 entering the national competition. A $4,000 scholarship was present ed to the winner. The subject to be used in the contest this year must be on some phase of the Constitution of the United States which will give em phasis to the attendant duties and obligations of a citizen of our gov ernment. The public is invited to hear the contests. Kotarians To Hear Their International President Thursday A number of Waynesville Ro tarians will attend the dinner meeting Thursday night in Ashe ville. which will feature an ad dress by International President Angus, of Australia. Officers Of Haywood Hereford Breeders This photograph was made at the annual meeting of the Haywood Hereford Breeders association after they had elected officers. Seated left to right are: C. T, Francis, secretary; M. O. Galloway, president; and Glenn Noland, vice-president. Standing left to right are the directors Dwight Williams, David Un derwood, Roy Haynes, Dr. J. L. Reeves and Dr. A. P. Cline. Paul Swaffer of State College, extreme right, was the speaker. Photo by Ingram'. Studio, 'Kiss And Tell' To Be Repeated Here On Feb. 25 "Kiss and Tell", a three act comedy, which was presented here on December 10, will be repeated on Friday, February 25, at 8 pnv. at the high school auditorium, by request of the public. The play, sponsored jointly fu tile American Legion Post No J 7 and the Beta Sigma Phi soronty. proved to be an outstanding en tertainment and will be preserved at this time with the same en:' It is being staged in its origins' form the scripts being identical to the ones used on Broadv-av, (See 'Kiss And Tell' Page 8) Highway Record For 1949 (To Date) In Haywood Killed 0 Injured.... 3 (This Information com piled from Records of State Highway Patrol).