STAMMKD PR. t Cnmp 220-230 S Firt I OKISVI1J F KY D jgbts The Waynesville UNCLE ABE SEZ The way some foltes swear in court, hit's a wunder Lady Jestis don't fertft bir blind- OUNTAINEER ' ness an' strike 'em down with rublished Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Casters Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park that swoard. - M lack" Days ..... Hen rys "' '.,.! 15 in a cum 1 c..hni in Crabtroc-Iron ... hv Helen senior ad Mrs. IranK omore. daughter loh Kinsland of fee motorisls were Lbility to "maw. .,, one sa.u. Lille in 45 min-1 bad recently Ivde for excced- remarked dry- ... fill tou a" to get mrougii he first traveler to step so iH-avy Ud A Loan i dollar rich- 64th lER N0- 24 20 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1949 SHOO In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties President t ' faff1 ''""'f-St W I j res near Shclton S E CONNATSER was unani mously elected president of the Tourist Promotion Association Wednesday night. Tourist Group Names Connatser As Their President Ing, Mr, Shcehan, ihp road near familiar color of a rock in the ui.i-iov Cnnnalser was elected ;cr inestiualion. kill had washed president of the Tourist Promotion ConU,st Association wtiiincdj n.h"v ,m'inilH(Ul! VfitP. ind hoping (hero 1 Thu. ntnfliftn was held at a joint Lt the lore bill !..,, f the Association and the Me wonders if j Wu,..viU. Chamber of Commerce bud if so. where. ., iiavwood County Court House. Jim Kilpatrick. president, and Mrs. Frank Knutti, secretary, rep resented the Chamber at the meet ing. The Association, representing owners of hotels, tourist courts and im.risl homes, works to publicize Waynesville in a way that will at tract visitors and vacationer to the area the year round, as well as (Sec Tourist Group race & 50 Honor Students In VNC Contest A group of Waynesville High School's classroom wizards and singers are competing Friday against other students from west ern North Carolina high schools in the Western Carolina Teachers Col lege Field Day. Quartets and soloists are entered in the musical phase of the Field Day, while honor students are matching their knowledge of math ematics. English, Spanish, and oth er subjects in competitive examin ations with the best brains from other hieh schools. The Waynesville students also are showing their exhibits in home economics and other fields in an other Field Dav contest. Waynesville is represented by 50 or more students in the contests in which hundreds of other west ern North Carolina students are taking part. The singers from Waynesville will compete in Asheville Satur day for honors in the District Music Leaders Of Aliens Creek Progrem I mmmmmi i . .niMIM,.! - Chas. Ray inl Agriculture-Bankers n l f o rans uroup Sees Truman! Natural Resources ST srx n walking (low" dav tliis week ig board and two (iinent when ask- Lid ever taken a kiursc. Up Church ear, the Kev. K. kf Asheville's Hill Baptist Church, Sunday services Id the rongrega- pers of their own building had to building a new minister told the Inesday, but the hen they got a foundation, and work last De- honey (or finish- iuilding, the min- lureh officials are fslcrn North Car- F'c Festival at I The monev from I go to helninn N Will Nursing I folks ISchofll gym is all hc sairl, lint II, r in't hold funerals. m. . ' IPiisms there They are among more than 200 Waynesville musicians entered in the Asheville competition. The winners will enter the state contest in Greensboro later this Spring. Clyde Folk Study Recreational Needs Of Section Fred Allison Head Of Program On Jonathan Creek Citizens of the Jonathan Creek Community Wednesday night elect ed Fred Allison chairman of their community development program. At the organizational meeting at Rock Hill School, they also elected Mrs John Williams vice-chairman; Claudia Leathcrwood, secretary; Bill Boyd, treasurer; and Mm. Roger Ferguson, reporter, Tom Rainer was named chair man of the Survey committee, and Nathan Carver, Mrs. Mary l'lott, Enos Boyd, and Marvin Leather wood, members of this group. Named to the program commit tee were: Mrs. Dick Moody, chair man; Mrs. Grady Howell, Robert Howell, Mrs. Frank Kennedy, Mrs. Hilly Boyd, Nathan Carver, and Mrs. Lowery Owen. Ways and Means Committer: Mrs. Troy Leatherwood. chair ing folks of" the mim; Glenn Boyd, Jule Boyd, Eliz- about hold-i r-nine, ana noy rum. wiuccrs ami coumiiiiee mcimn'in will meet at Chairman Fred Alli sons home April 4. These are the officers for the Aliens Creek Community Develop ment program, which was recently organized. Standing, left to right: C. L. Allen, chairman, Mrs. Hiram McCrackcn. vice chair man; Elmer Hendricks, secretary; Miss l.ou F.lva Filer, treasurer and Mrs. Blanche Franklin, reporter. This is a Mount, lineer photograph by Ingram's Studio. Aliens Creek Baptists To Start Building Soon Urge Development Of WASHINGTON (S p e c i a 1 To The Mountaineer) President Tru man met three members of the North Carolina Park Commission in his office Wednesday. The group was presented to the president by- Representative Monroe M. Kedden. The Park Commission Commit tee, headed by Charles E. Ray, chairman, of Waynesville. came to Washington Tuesday to confer with congressional leaders on a plan for getting a five million dollar in crease for construction work on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Park Commission, meeting in Waynesville several weeks ago, voted to seek the increase in Park way funds, as they felt it was im portant that construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway continue at I this time. j Acompanying Mr. Ray here for ithe series of conferences were ! Francis lleazcl, of Asheville, and j rr. Kelly Bennett, of Bryson City, both are on the Park Commission. ' The North Carolina group plan ' to return to their homes on Friday. Lt. Hugh L. Davis The representative commission of the Clyde Recreation and Cultural Association made plans Monday night to show a motion picture soon first activity sponsored by the Association for public participa tion. The action was taken at the com mission's monthly meeting at the Clyde school. The commission voted to instruct ils chairman, Stanly Livingston, to make the necessary contacts for submitting plans for various ac tivities to be held on the school grounds. Mrs. Weaver Chapman, the sec retary, was authorized to order bats and balls for the Softball teams that are being organized. The Commission's next meeting will be held April 4 at 7 p. m. RE A Power Will Be Off Sunday Power will be cut off for a brief period Sunday afternoon on all Rural FJectrification lines in Haywood County. R. C. Sheffield, manager of the Haywood Electric Member ship Corporation, explained that the shut-down is necessary so ad justments can be made on the power sub-station. Power will be suspended from - p.m. to 49 P.m. t In the same place ere held for the I that N by the font Ias'ng number of according to fug heavier, and i Uere are mr ' cars nascin,. ; thief said' L'CEXSES . amJ Frances Bett.V Juno M nesvine. 1 BETTER Nmber nf P force u. ro upon ;n . "i tor 4 Communities To Hold Meetings Next, week citizens of at least four communities will meet their respective community development programs. The schedule: Monday night RatclifT Cove of ficers and committeemen, home of Chairman R. C. Francis. Tuesday, 7:30 p. m. Hominy Creek, home of Hershell Hipps; Beaverdam Creek, Murray Branch, home of Mrs. George Worley. Thursday, 7:30 p. in. Brown and Bowen Creek, Oak Grove Baptist church. Former Resident's Husband Dies; Founder Of Lions Word was received in Waynes ville this week of the death of Lyle Ormsbee, founder of Lions In ternational. Mr. Ormsbee, whose wife is the former Miss Mary Ella Ansley of Waynesville, died' in Spokane, Wash., Monday morning following a heart attack the day before. He and Mrs. Ormsbee had arriv ed at Spokane by plane, shortly be fore he was stricken. Mrs. Ormsbee revealed the trag edy in a telegram to her uncle, J. Rufus Barnes of Waynesville, Mon day night. Funeral services and interment will hp held in Waitesburg. Wash., Mr. Ormsbee 's former home town and the city where a son lives. Prior to her marriage. Mrs. Ormsbee served for several years as a secretary at the Unagusta Manufacturing Company of Hazel- wood. Owners Of Stray Dogs Are Warned Are you bothered with stray dogs? Some citizens are, and just by calling the police, the matter will be taken care of in short order. Chief of Police Orville Noland yesterday said that some sections of town had "too many" stray dogs, and they were being a nuis ance to citizens in the area. "Owners of stray dogs are suh i.. ., iin" Hi., chief said, as A new educational building and an auditorium will be built for the Allen's Creek Baptisl Church -but on a pay-as-you-go basis. For the last five years, members and other friends of the church have been contributing to a build ing fund for a new church plant. In a letter to the Mountaineer this week, the Rev. Thomas Erwin. the pastor, announced the plans. At a recent conference, the church voted unanimously lo start work on the new building. Thf Educational Building, with 22 Sunday school rooms, a 42 by 30 foot assembly room, will he built first the auditorium later when sufficient funds become available. The two-story educational build ing will be 92 by 32 feet, of cinder block construction, surfaced with brick veneer. (See Aliens Creek Page 2) $200 In Goods Stolen From The Clyde Pharmacy Approximately $200 worth of cameras and cigarettes were stolen from the Clyde Pharmacy at Clyde on Saturday night. Devoe Medford. owner has reported to Clyde officers. Medford 3 Men Pay $100 Fines In Court Mayor J. II. Way felt light at home handling "big money" at mayor's court Monday afternoon. In rapid succession, he collected three fines of $100 each, plus costs, from three defendants. Two were charged with driving drunk, and paid the $100 fine, plus cost and had their drivers license revoked for a year. Billy Lee Cogdill, of Sylva, was also fined $100 for reckless driv ing. He pa-id all damages connected with his wreck on North Main street. Wayne Adams, charged with auto larceny, was bound over to the July term of Superior court under a $500 bond. Chief of Police Orville Noland said that six had been arrested for being drunk since Sunday, and were slated to be tried Thursday afternoon. kit X c Final services for I I Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Davis, who was killed in action on Oki nawa on April 2H, l!)4.r. will be held' at Davis Chapel Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Services For Lt. Hugh Davis Set For Sunday Funeral Srmoes for 2nd Lt. Hugh I. DaU, 27,. son of Virgil K. and Nora Moody Davis of the Iron DulT sci lion of Haywood county, will be held Sunday after noon al 2 30 o'clock at Davis Chap el Melhodi-t church in Iron Duff with the Rev. and Mrs. C. O. Newell officiating. Pallbearers will he members of the American Legion Post No. 47 and cousins will serve as flower bearers. Graveside rites at Memorial Plot (See Lt. Davis Pane 2) Large Gathering Here Wednesday, Discuss Future Development Of State. North Carolina's future in agri culture will be more prosperous than ever before if her human and natural resources are used to the best advantage. This basic idea was brought out by speakers Wednesday in Waynes ville at an area meeting sponsored by the N. C. Bankers Association agricultural committee. N. C. State College, and the Federal He ec e Bank of Richmond, Va . for fiv Western North Carolina count ie,. Jonathan Woody, president ,,t the First National Bank of Wayne, -ville. presided at the all-day ses sion which attracted farmer;. bankers, agricultural official;, teachers, and newspapermen from Haywood, Buncombe, Henderson. Transylvania, and Madison coun ties. The five major speeches before the audience of approximately IL'0 underscored these major factors a-, essential to the state's agricultural progress and its inevitable elt'ect on the state as a whole. Building and conservation of the soil putting back the plant food that is taken out. Teamwork by the farmer, the (See Bankers Page 2) William Osborne Heads Community Program At Clyde Bethel Boy Makes Good With Chicks : -i 4i,..i -.11 Atut fiwnrrs I Ihri-f win. mv D.'MU'S KoiM .'1 WNHIOW should keep their dogs at home. in the hack ol the '.lore lo gam en- The chief pointed out that i-j trance. Aboul (ill car s l popular stJ'ces were known where owners brand cgaret.es were missing along S?n"., h,H .ak,n them with four Eastman kodaks, he Ol UltWrflllA Vl m,, ... , I ..( (,.,i n anrl ell ' sxiii.1.. IU UMIV I Zene Wells. 1 (i-y ear-old member i of the Future Farmers of America I ' J tllUU JI U'I'lll, 1, 1'iwvinfs .-'."i i 41,. , f'lirHo urn,! Mi.nr :iv mrfllt . .. r.tnl.l.. I,.,t-; i H...I ....,..,.,. hi ,,k., 1 "'i" ............ .Droller-i aisiim is innuaiK uu.-.- id Ilia! someone liloKc :.,,. ,.r n, i n,,ic Chin,.! I ness in Haywood t ouniy. Ho planned lo send 1,000 roost ers averaging 2' j to three pounds each to Asheville lo sell to the Iiavwood County's community' ' development program was carried ; w hen eili.ens of the Louisa Chapel ; section met to elect officers and j plan a program. William Osborne was elected the re- rMostlv 0r.,..,.. r-m Fr w , rsvi'ic tPm rhesonhe Rainfall 50 Judge Smathers' Article In April Reader's Digest them, with the hopes mac some one would provide a home for the animal. Funeral Sunday For Two Brothers Who Died In War The bodies of two brothers, who died in World War II, are arriv ing bark home Friday in Canton. Joint funeral services for the boys Navy Lieutenant Logan M. While, Jr., and Seaman First Class Charles D. White will he held al 4 p.m. Sunday from Canton's First Baptist Church. The sons of Mr. and Mrs. Logan D. While, Logan was killed when his plane crashed on Ryukyu Is land. Japan, in June 1945. He was 23 years old. old Charles died Fingerprints were taken by of ficers from the sheriff's depart menl. according lo Mr. Medford. Ik said that he has not been notified if anv suspects have been arrested in connection with the hurgaliy. chairman of the group. Other offic-1 j.-,,,,,. rs Federal ion Ihroiigh Simp R. C. Francis Is Head Of Ratcliff e Cove Project Unit R. C. Francis was elected chair man of the RatclifTe Cove Com munity Development Program Tuesday night at the organization al meeting. Mrs. Frances RatclifTe was named vice-chairman, Mrs. James Med ford, secretary, and Mark Gallo way, treasurer and reporter. The following committees al.,o were appointed: Survey L. Z. Messer, chairman, Nancy Leopard. Nancy Medford. Mrs. C. T. Francis, Mrs. Sarah Kuykendall, Mrs. Lillian Morrow. Mrs. Selma RatclifTe, Mrs. Thelma RatclifTe, Peggy Noland and Mo zelle Liner. Program Mrs. Way RnlclHTe. chairman, Jimmy Galloway. Mr- Walter Francis, Kalherme Jone .; and Harry Crawford. Ways and Means - Hugh Haf cliffe, chairman, Walter Fianei and Mrs. D. Reeves Noland. Plans To Build Boat House At Lake Pending Tentative plans are lo build a boat house with an ornamental roof for sun bathing at Lake .lunaluska The project is part of the expans ion program adopted s ev e r a I months ago. The boa. house would hold from six to eight boats, Dr. F. S. Love said. The roof would be built so as lo provide an ideal place for sun bathing. Plans are to have the building ors named are Mrs. P. C. Mann. vice-chairman; Miss Lucille Cathcy, secretary: Hugh Rogers, treasurer, and Mrs. Henry Osborne, reporter. Joe Cline, assistant county agent, presided over the session, which was attended by 36 persons. He ex plained the community develop ment program and laid out plans for its activities throughout Ihei county. He pointed out that in the Clyde locality interest is centered around the recreational program which has already been started. Stanly Livingston. Clyde School principal, discussed the recreational program, which has recently been organized. If was decided that a meeting of officers and the committees will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Louisa (See Clyde Program Page 2) son Brothers. Asheville seed firm. Al current market prices. Zone's flock should bring him $745 to $870. He has 1.000 olher birds which he plans to sell in a week or so after he fallens I hem up a little more. IJRO Till K IN i.ah or m. ii. r.owi is mis I V ivnnin.lion. brother-in-law of M II Bowles, died sudden ly Tuesday al his home in Gordon, Ga. lie wa; a Chevrolet dealer. Survivors include the widow and a son and a daunhler Mr. and Mis. Bowles and daugh ter, Florence Ann Bowles, left Wednesday morning to attend the funeral services. in a hospital in England after con- completed by I lie opening of the trading rheumatic fever. season in June. Bob Gibson Gets Scout Award After Five Years . "Prors'' ji'-,wwr'n-f! I cjci! :.vi i- I 9 I 9 ' ' I 1 'V. J P -f.T 1 - " W' v'? - nam -.n.f 7-. :,- 1 11 ' HVS ' i -v . - 1 1 j. i i A At 1 : f 'W. M JUT30E SMATHERS At 37 Frank Smathers, a native W' t wnviiie. was a New Jersey District Court judge when he was stricken by the crippling disease, arthritis. Twelve vears ago, the torturing 'ailment forced him to retire com pletely. But he says he is learning live again, though arthritis nds made him an invalid. iio Kniatliprs. who spent his I summers in his native town, told his story in Argosy magazine, anu it was condensed and reprinted in I the April issue of Reader's Digest. "For ten years," the juage wiuic "rfnrtnrs waged futile war against L t nnwr had. Diagnosing i a ui.iLn.n. - - - pains in my back, leg and shoulder as neuritis, they prescrioea meu cine and diets." . ... He learned that he had artnnus (See .Indee Smother PK" " Uses Railroad As A Highway, Pays $112 The long, sleek, smooth-running diesel locomotives of the South ern Railway skimming along the Murphv Branch must have put ideas into the head of a Haywood motorist. He decided to play the part of an engineer, and while he did not own a diesel locomotive, he did have an old Ford. With his Eord and a drink or two of "joy water' he struck out for Saunook, to take to the tracks. Since Saunook is just east of the Balsam grade, it was all down hill towards Waynesville, While it was not as smooth a r-iria q Hioccl uniitd have been. l lUt 00 a .i..'v . -- - , he did manage lo stay on (he ties, j had lo wait until Monday night (See other Scout news on page 1, third section). II would have happened live years before. But the war was going on then, I so Bob Gibson, Jr., of Waynesville enlisted as soon as he could after he turned 17. ! The Eaele Scout award, the high est honor a Boy Scout can receive, until he got almost to the Dayton Rubber Company. Then and there, an axle of the make-believe locomotive broke. But such a mishap did not worry the "engineer" as he just curled up in the "cab" of his locomotive and went to sleep, no doubt dream ing of speeding along the silvery rails, as if riding on a cloud. In a short time his dreams and slumbers were interrupted as Pa trolman Jeff May entered upon the (S- Railroader PaR 6) Everything comes to him who waits," said Bob's father. He spoke quietly, but his words carried to the farthest reaches of the Hazelwood School auditorium. For there were not even the normal sounds 200 people would make, just shifting in their seats. Bob's mother pinned the Eagle Scout medal on him, and then she recieved from her son the medal showing she was the mother of an Eagle Scout. Bob's father gave him (He Rob Gibson Pase 2) - L - Red Cross Drive Well Underway Noble W. Garrett, chairman of the 1949 Red Cross Fund Campiirn reported Wednesday that more thin half the quota of $2.80'i ha., been raised in the Waynesville airs Ho also urged all committee rhairmen lo complete their work and loin i'i their reports this week. Reports to be made to Mr. Garrett, lo Mi Ethel Hayes Fisher, executive sec retary, or lo Joe Davis, treasurer of the Haywood Chapter of the Red Cross. Reports made lo dale show that excellent response has been given to the drive in the rural and res idential communities. All businec;, firms, reporting to date, have a'.so shown a hundred percent contribu tion by employees. The recently organized Elk; Lodge No. 1716 collected $180 0'. for the Red Cross Fund and a check for this amount was turned over to Mrs. Fisher. RORFRT H. r.TRSOV, JR. Highway Record For 1949 (To Date) In Haywood Killed.;:: o I Injured . : : . 9 (This information com piled from Records of State Highway Patrol). 59 .V 1- . ; .