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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A Week la The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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64th YEAR NO. 18 14 PAGES
Associated Press and United Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1949
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
BfiM m MMMEETC SMJES TO IE
50 More Grade A
Dairies Are Wanted
Sets Goal To Increase
Dairying In Haywood
hs admitted to
years. or a
served as soli-
s alderman of
h and corpora
tary, 1926, was
le has traveled
miles in his
s and Courier
ball has been
r of bar aaso-
fauired a repu
jg each case on
feting the court
ferved as spec-
& members are
and the seed-
itributed to the
fc by the Cham
s office assist
FRANK M. DAVIS, chairman of
the dairying commission of Hay
wood, are seeking 50 more grade
An enthusiastic group of Iron
Duff citizens elected Jarvis Cald
well as chaff man of the commun
ity development program on Wed
nesday night, as the organization
was set up to proceed immediately
with a well-balanced program.
About 50 persons wore present
and this was the first communuy
wide meeting to be held since the
county meeting here recently, when
the community development pro
gram . was adopted.
The other members of the gen
eral committee, besides Mr. cam-
well, are Mrs. Oral L. Yates, vice
chairman; Mrs. H. K. waiawen,
secretary; Lawson McEIroy, treas
urer and Mrs. Roy Medford, reporter.
The group voted to meet twice
a month the second Monday nigtu
at the Methodist church and the
fourth Monday night at the An
tiock Baptist church.
A special meeting of all com
(Sce Iron Duff Page 8)
Dries Vandenberg Is
Honored At College
Dries Vandenberg, a junior and
pre-medical student at Belmont
Abbey College, has been nominat
ed by the faculty committee for
membership into the national honor
fraternity, Phi Theta Kappa.
Vandenberg is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Vandenberg of
Waynesville, and was formerly a
student at St. John's
Fifty more grade A dairies in
Haywood, was the goal adopted by
the dairy commission meeting here
Tuesday night, as part of the com
munity development program.
The group named Frrnk M.
Davis, of Iron Duff, chairman, and
scheduled a series of meetings
for next week, as the first step to
wards getting the new dairies
"There are about 250 farms in
Haywood producing manufacture
type milk," Wayne Corpening,
county agent said. "The price of
manufacture milk is now $3.10 per
hundred pounds, as compared with
$6.40 for grajde A," he pointed out.
Two farmers who sell manufac
ture grade milk had a net loss of
$2,100 and $1,600, as based on
Grade A sales, it was explained at
the meeting, which was attended
by representatives of grade A
dairies, feed men, distributors,
wholesalers and the health depart
ment. F. R. Farnham, dairy spec
ialist of State College, was also
Mr. Corpening said that at the
community meetings next week
there will be distributors to dis
cuss the market; financial men to
discuss providing the money; con
tractors to discuss building costs;
feed men to tell of feed costs; to
gether with Mr. Farnham.
"With these men present, we can
answer any dairy question," Mr.
"Grade A dairies will not re
quire more cows, but just modern
and approved barns," Mr. Corpen
The meetings will be held as
Monday, at the Bethel school, at
Tuesday, at the court house, at
Wednesday, at the Crabtree-Iron
Duff school, at 7:30.
Thursday, at the Fines Creek
school, at 7:30.
Plans are being completed where
by Mr. Farnham, together with Mr.
Corpening, will visit any farm and
make a blue print of the needs for
construction of a grade A dairy.
it was expajjned.
Dairying is one of the six pro
jects which will be carried out in
this same manner under the gen
eral community development pro
gram. Other projects include for
estry, poultry, beef cattle, fruits
vegetables and hurley tobacco.
Stanley Livingston, principal of
Clyde School, was elected chair
man of the Clyde Recreation and
Qultural Commission Tuesday
night at a meeting in the school
The commission is the govern
ing boiy of the town's recently
organized recreation association, of
which Grover Haynes is tempor
Other commission officers are
Mrs. Levi Morgan, vice-chairman;
Mrs. Howard Shook, treasurer; and
Mrs. Weaver Chapman, secretary.
This was the first meeting of
ttie group at which representatives
from at least two-thirds of its
members were present.
Plans were made for sponsoring
a basketball game between the
Clyde Baptists and Methodists on
Saturday at 7:30 p. m. The game
to be held in the school gymnas
ium will be a double header with
both men and women participat
ing. Proceeds from the game will go
toward the recreation fund. A
similar ball game was played by
the church groups in January for
benefit of the March of Dimes cam
paign. This event drew a large
crowd, prompting the staging of
this second game.
The next Commission meeting
will be March 14.
Rites To Be
Good News For
Trout fishermen tell of their
catch in glowing terms of fives and
sixes, while 'Hie Hatchery at Bal
aam count trout by the thousands.
The North Carolina Wildlife Re
sources Commission, of which
Clyde P. Patton. is executive di
rector, has announced that 193,924
brook trout eggs, have been hatch
ed at the Balsam natchery. In addi
tion to the eggs received from the
Fish and Wildlife Service there
were 300,000 brown trout eggs and
200,000 rainbow trout eggs pur
chased from commercial hatch
eries. The trout are about an inch
long, and under normal conditions,
should be 5 to 6 inches long with
in a year.
The hatchery will in the near
future start distributing trout that
are 6 to 8 inches long to public
streams. This work usually begins
in March and continues through
Longs Buy Clevewill
Final rites for Pvt. Samuel H
Shrrrill. who was killed in action
in Nnrihern Italy on October 10
1943 will be held Sunday alter
noon at 2:30 o'clock at the Kith-
land Baptist Church The body will
arrive in Waynesville this after
Officiating will be the Rev. H
C Green, pastor of the West Can
ton Baptist Church and Rev, Mar
shall Raby. pastor of the Fines
Creek Baptist Church. Graveside
rites in the Memorial Plot at Green
Hill Cemetery will be conducted
by members of the National Guard,
120th anti-tank unit and pall bear
ers will be members of the Ameri
can Legion Post No. 47.
Pvt. Sherrill. son f Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Sherrill of Waynes
ville, attended the Waynesville
Schools and received his basic
training at Camp Wallers. Texas.
He sailed for the European Theater
in September 1943 and was killed
in October while serving with the
5th Army. He was 19 years old.
Surviving in addition to (he par
(See Pvt. Sherrill Pase 8)
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Long have
purchased the 10-apartment. brick
Clevewill Apartment from Mr. and
Mrs. Thad Howell.
The new owners have taken pos
session of the property on Walnut
street. The purchase price was not
Mrs. Long said yesterday that
the building would be redecorated
during the spring, but did not plan
any other major improvements.
Mr. and Mrs. Howell bought the
property about two years ago from
the late Dr. W. L. Kirkpatrick and
C. F. Kirkpatrick, who built the
apartment house In the late twen
Mr. and Mrs. Long are also
building two cottages overlooking
the golf course. One is about fin
ished and the other will be com
pleted at an early date.
Wins State Award
In Memorial Plot
At Green Hill
Much interest is being shown in
the Memorial Plot at Green Hill
cemetery. Bids for grading, and
building walls are being received
at the Town Hall, where the blue
prints for the project are available
The Waynesville post of the
American Legion, and Veterans of
Foreign Wars are sponsors of the
project, in cooperation with the
Town of Waynesville, and Haywood
Mrs. Will A. Medford heads a
committee to get funds for erect
ing a large granite marker on the
The bids for grading and build
ing the walls will be opened tit
noon on March 11th, according to
C. C. Walker, general chairman.
MISS MAKY ANN MASSiE has
just won a Stale I). A. It. Award,
in a citizenship contest. Details
in story on page three.
American Fruit Stand
Felix Stovall is remodeling the
back third of the American Fruit
Stand. The area, which is several
steps above the main floor, is be
ing modernized for more booths
and tables, it was explained.
er To Stage Two
ay Pack Trips Into Park
Jto the Park are
inmer by Tom
first such trips
June 15 and
8 guests by the
Park guide and
six cooks and drivers.
The second trip will be made
from September 6 to the lb, Mr.
Alexander said. No one will be
allowed on the trip who has not
had camping and riding exper
ience, he said.
A number of 4 and 5 day trips
into the Park are also scheduled
for the season, Mr. Alexander said.
He pointed out that a number of
fville ; tempera
PV Uhs staff of
- . - in
new trails had been built, and
much interest was being shown in
the proposed trips.
"Alt indications point to an ex
cellent season, and we are glad
. i, uptiinB back to our Park
n.-ifk trios which have been cur
tailed since 1940. Although one
mnriP in 1943. it was under
program," he explain-
Red Gross Campaign Is
Being Pushed In County
Around sixty-five volunteer
workers met at Tony's Grill on
Main Street Tuesday morning to
launch the 1949 Red Cross Fund
The Rev. Malcolm R. William
son, chairman of the Haywood
Chapter Red Cross, greeted the
workers and expressed apprecia
tion for their assistance in solicit
ing funds. He also explained
the purpose of the meeting and
ennke briefly on
the Red Cross.
MohtP W Garrett, fund chair
,0r, introduced his committee
chairmen as follows: J. E. Massie,
Ben Colkitt, Tom Lee, Joni.
o.!4i, Mr Freida Knopf, Oral
' lark Messer. Joe Stenelli
Ned Tucker, Ralph Prevost, L. K
Barber and Johnny JMiwara.
These chairmen in turn present
Cross Patre 8)
Ferguson In Raleigh
Bill Before Assembly
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
left Thursday afternoon to attend
a hearing in Raleigh this morning,
concerning a hill which would put
municipal owned electric utilities
under control ol the state Utilities
All North Carolina towns that
own their electric utilities such as
Waynesville pl.'ii I" protest the
measure. Mr. Ferguson said.
Official Reports Show Haywood
Weather Extremely Mild
Mars Hill Glee
Club To Give 3
Concerts In County
The Mars Hill Glee club will
give three concerts in Haywood,
together with a radio broadcast on
Sunday March 13th.
The talented musicians will
make their first appearance of the
day at the It o'clock hour at the
First Baptist church in Canton.
At three o'clock, another concert
will be given at the Clyde Baptist
At 7:30 their third concert of the
day will be given at the First Bap
tist church here. This last program
will be broadcast over WHCC.
Gov. Scott Urges
'Day Of Prayer' Be
Governor Scott called ob North
Carolinian's today to observe Fri
day as a "world day of prayer."
The observance is being spon
sored by the Council of Church
Governor Scott said. "I commend
this observance to all citizens 01
North Carolina as an occasion for
offering pravers . and petitions to
their heavenly father: ami I urge
them, wherever possible, to attend
some religious service and beseech
God to aid us in establishing last
ing peace. Cood will, and brother
hood everywhere in the world."
GKOl'I GOKS TO RAI.F.IGH
Mr. and Mrs Claude Rogers,
Lawrence Leatherwood. Bill Cobb,
Charlie Woodard and Paul Davis
made up a party which motored to
Raleigh Wednesday to hear the
report of the legislative committee
of the Suite Board of Education.
They expect to return today.
Ready With .
The Haywood Ministerial Asso
ciation will ask for an election pro
hibiting the sale of wine and beer
in Haywood just as soon as they
are definitely assured there will
not be a state-wide referendum on
This fact was announred yester
day by Rev. M. Ft, Williamson,
chairman of the moral and civil
welfare committee of the Associa
tion. The Haywood ministers, together
with laymen, started this project
last fall, and secured naine on
petitions asking for the election.
The formal request was held up
pending action of the General As
sembly on the proposed slate-wide
referendum. The petitions were
signed by several hundred more
qualified voters than are needed
under the law which requires 15
per cent of those voting last No
vember, Rev. Mr. Williamson explained.
The Ministerial association,
which is headed by Rev. Russell L.
Young, pastor of the First Metho
dist church here, had the petitions
in every protestant church in the
county last December. The peti
tions contain names from every
section of the county, Rev. Mr. Wil
Rev. Mr, Williamson explained
that the reason the petitions had
not been presented to the Hoard
of Elections sooner for an election,
was the Ministerial Association was
waiting on the outcome of the pro
posed state referendum bill, and
did not want the county to go to
the expense of two elections on the
"We. have been gratilied al the
outcome oE the many counties that
have voted ort' ousting wine and
(See Election Pase 81
Fertilizer Will Be
Discussed On Tuesday
Dr. E. R. Collins, agronomist of
State College, will be the speaker
at the court house here Tuesday
night at 7:30, when he will dis
cuss. "What is a Bag of Fertilizer'1''
Dr. Collins is being brouuh!
here by the county agent's office
to discuss the different types of
fertilizer for use on the many dif
ferent crops in Haywood.
Baptist Training Group
To Meet In Canton Sunday
Unless you are in the fuel busi
ness you can't very well complain
about the weather for January and
Using the official weather re
port of the State Test Farm for
the basis of study, it was found
that the average minimum for both
January and February was 35. The
average maximum for January was
59, and only two degrees lower for
During January the mercury hit
freezing on 22 days, and during
February only 1 1 days. Then most
of the lime i was just a degree or
two below 32.
At no lime in l!)t0 has the mer
cury failed to climb above freezing
every day. Thai perhaps is a rec
ord that will stand up for a long
time to come.
The coldest day of the year was
the first day, when the mercury hit
12. But 10 days later the same mer
(See Weather Pace 8)
David Felmet, Paper Carrier,
Starts Savings Account
With Part Of Earnings
Fox Hunters Of 2
Counties To Meet
The Haywood-Jackson Fox Hunt
ers Association will hold their an
nual meeting at the court house
at 3:30 Saturday, March 5.
The annual election of officers
will be held, it was announced by
Gay Bradshaw, secretary and treas
urer of the organization.
All interested in fox hunting
are invited to attend.
A large at tendance is expected
at the council nieeliim of Haywood
Baptist Training Lnion and Lead
ers at the High Street Baptist
church in Canton Sunday.
Mrs. Sam Ktiight. training union
director, will be in charge of the
meeting, which will begin at 1:50
with quiet music. Miss Grace Erwin
is pianist and P If Gentry, chor
ister. The 20-ir.inuli- devotional period
will stres; 'Characteristics of the
A 40-niinute demonstration of
tournaments will be given, featur
ing junior memory work: Inter
mediate sword drill; better speak
er's contest and adult Bible drill.
At 3 o'clock, the separate con
ferences will be held, with the fol
lowing in charge:
Rev. H. L. Smith. paslor-advUor.
leading pastors, training union di
rectors and associates.
Sam Saunders leading the aduU
presidents, vice president and
Mrs. Albert Messer leading the
young people's counselors, piesi
dents, vice president and group
Miss Daphne Boone, leading the
Bible reader leaders. seci-etne,
missionary and social leader-.
(See Baptist Pae 8
Three Newspapers, Lions Club Raising
David Felmet, Jr., has a savings
account in the bank which he adds
to regularly from his earnings as
a carrier boy for The Mountaineer.
David started on his route in Sep
tember, and has added 22 hew
customers, with more in prospect.
David is 12 years old, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. David Felmet. of
Cherry Stret. He is in the seventh
grade at Junior high, and plays the
trombone in the school band.
David's ambitioii is to be a news
paper reporter. He plans to attend
college and major in journalism.
He takes his duties as a carrier
seriously, and said: "I think a
paper route is a good thing for any
boy to have who wants to make
some money. I enjoy my route
because of the independent feeling
I have from earning my own spend
ing money, and putting some of
it in a savings account in the bank.'
He is a member of the Grace
Episcopal church, and attends Sun
day school regularly. He is a Boy
(See Dave Felmet Page 8)
DAVID FELMET, JR., tosses a
copy of The Mountaineer to a
customer on his route. 'Photo
by Ingram's Studio.)
Money For Needy Blind Couple
Go ahead and throw the red j
tabs from your cigarette packages j
away. They won't get a Seeing j
Eye dog for a blind couple as you ,
perhaps have already heard.
Oh yes, the blind couple at Whit- '
tier is deserving, ana couia wen
use a Seeing Eye dog, but cigarette i
tabs won't help them get the dog.
Hundreds of tabs have been sav
ed in Haywood for the project, but
now it is just another rumor that
The Mountaineer, together with
The Syiva Herald and The Times,
in Br.son City, are cooperating
with the Bryson City Lions Club
to raise money to get the disap-
Scout Quotas Raised In
Haywood Membership Call
pointed blind couple the rz '
dreamed of, before they leaver:!
that it was all just a rumor
The couple is Mr. and Mr
McLean. They live at Wluf'tr.
He is 54, and has been blind since
(See Blind Couple Page
Quotas in Haywood have been
met in the annual adult Boy Scout
Johnny Johnson, chairman of the
Waynesville area, reported that
the quota of $1,350 was in hand,
and a similar report from Under
wood Smathers, chairman of the
Canton area showed that $2,171.50
had been raised for Scout work of
Johnson headed the work for
with W. M. "Bill" Cobb chairman
of finance, and Mr. Smathers is
president of the Canton Exchange
Club, sponsoring agency in Can
ton. Much interest is being shown in
Scouting in Haywood this year, as
plans are being pushed for the
enlargement and improvement of
camping facilities at the 700-acre
camp on Pigeon River.
Injured .... 3
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol".