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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
64th YEAR NO. 26 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 31, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties'
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Petitions Ask Change
In Method Of Electing
School Doard Members
Services To Be
Held Sunday For
Funeral services for Pfc. Hit
liard McGaha, 23, son of Mrs. Cal;
donia M. Sutton, of Mt. Sterling,
will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m.
at the Dellwood Baptist church.
The Rev. George Mehaffey, pastor,
will officiate and pallbearers will
be selected from the Haywood Post
of the American Legion.
Interment will be in the Me
morial plot at Green Hill ceme
tery with members of the North
Carolina National Guard Heavy
Tank Unit in charge.
The body is expected to arrive
in Waynesville Saturday afternoon
(See Pfc. McGaha Page 8)
Retail milk prices will be one
cent a quart lower tomorrow for
customers of Pet Dairy Products
Company, it was announced Thurs
day morning. 1
Three types of milk will drop
from 24 cents to 23 cents a quart.
They include pasteurized sweet
milk, creamed buttermilk and cho
colate milk. A two-cent drop will
be made on homogenized milk,
dropping from 26 to 24 cents a
The price of milk was raised
here last fall.
J. L. Edwards, manager of the
Pet Plant here, said the drop was
in keeping with actions in other
towns throughout the area.
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County Home Operation
Costs In Haywood Is
Under State Average
The Hayvvoqd County Home last
year took care of an average of 21
Persons a day at a cost of $30.67 per
month each more than $15 below
the average for the State.
The figures were contained In the
annual report of the State Depart
ment of Public Welfare.
The Home during 1948 was main
lined at a total cost of approxi
The figures vary from county to
county Alamance, for Instance,
sPent $16,122,43 last year In main-
Five petitions with 335 names
were presented to Rep. Grover C.
Davis Thursday, asking that
changes be made in the machinery
for electing members of the county
board of education.
The petitions would set up five
school districts in the county, each
centered around a high school,
with the exception of Canton.
The petitions addressed to Rep.
Davis, read: "We the undersigned
citizens and voters of Haywood
county, do petition that eac!i
school district, namely, Waynes
ville, Clyde, Iron DufT-Crabtree.
Fines Creek and Bethel, be repre
sented on the Haywood county
Board of Education, and that each
district nominate its candidate in
A spokesman for the group said
that each district would nominate
a member of the school board, with
out the remainder of thp countv
voting for the district nominee.
xne same person said that Rep.
Davis will be asked to push for
passage of the bill, and if passed,
(See Petitions Page 8)
Town To Start
Tomorrow, town trucks will start
ranging into the newly - annexed
areas of Waynesville to collect
Town Manager G. C. Ferguson
said collections will be made every
Friday until the first of June. Af
ter that, they will double their
schedule, making pickups on Tues
days and Fridays.
Nathan Rogers is working on a
survey of the new areas, and John
Taylor Is mapping them. They
will include' hhV section -on Dell
wood Road, Sulphur Springs, Belle
Meade, Country Club and Ninevah.
Mr. Ferguson added that a num
ber of streets probably will be
built and. in time, water lines will
In reference to the garbage col
lection schedule, he advised
Wajmesville's new citizens to place
their containers on the street every
morning collections are to be
made. He also requested that lids
be provided for these containers.
High School To
Enter Series Of
Waynesville High School's de
baters will plunge into interna
tional problems tomorrow in en
gagements at Forest City and
The contests are part of the an
nual debates which will be held
throughout the state by the North
Carolina High School Debating
The subject: "Resolved, That the
United Nations now be revised into
a federal world government."
Bob Harry and Miss Alwayne
McClure, arguing the negative, will
meet a team from Forest City at
Marion. Taking the affirmative
side, Tommy Curtis and Miss
Thomasene Fisher will meet Mar
ion at Forest City.
The debate subject is that for
the current year for the nation's
high schools in general.
District Nurse Of Area
Visits In Haywood
Mrs. Louise P. East, of Ashe-
ville, consulting nurse for the State
Board of Health, visited Jackson
and Haywood Counties last Tues
day. Dr. Mary Michal. the district
health officer, reported Mrs. East
worked during the day with public
health nurses in both counties.
taintng its home which had an av
erage population of 38 persons a
day The cost per month for the
Almanace home was $35.36.
Drury B. Thompson, director of
the Department's Division of In
stitutional and Protective Services,
said, in releasing the report:
"No true conclusion as to the
cause of the variations can be
drawn from an analysis of this re
port. "A study will reveal a wide range
(See Cownty Home Page 8)
Discussions by Paul Swaffer,
State College Extension beef cat
tle specialist, attracted more than
250 persons to each of two meet
ings held Monday and Tuesday
On Monday night, Mr. Swaffer
addressed an audience at the Fines
Creek School. The next night, he
spoke at the Haywood County
In each of these appearances, he
talked about the outlook for the
beef cattle industry and methods
for its improvement in Haywood
Mr. Swaffer also appeared at
demonstrations on grading and
judging held Tuesday at Frank
Medford's barn in Crabtree; Roy S.
Haynes' barn in Clyde township;
and on Wednesday at George E.
Stanley's barn in Pigeon.
The series of meetings were held
in connection with the county's
Community Development Program.
Not your telephone number, but
Within a few weeks, crews of
workmen for the Town of Waynes
ville, will begin the task of put
ting new numbers on every place
of business and every resident in
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said that a map is now being made
of the town by John Taylor, and
that the numbers are being as
signed each lof as well as each
house and place of business in
The town will pay for the num
bers, and also for putting the num
bers on the buildings.
The plan is being followed as
part of the postal expansion pro
gram put into force here several
Baptists To Hear
A recommendation as to a pro
cedure for inaugurating an ex
pansion program will be given the
congregation of the First Baptist
church here Sunday morning.
The recommendation will be
made by J. R. Morgan, chairman
ol the board of deacons, and rep
resenting that group as well as
the finance committee.
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor, said
the recommendation would be
made just immediately ahead of
the morning service.
Juju Alexander Featured
In American Magazine
Many people in Haywood county
have always known that Juju Alex
ander is a bright young girl who
can find her way around the moun
tains about as easily as she can
find her way around her own liv
But a lot more people all over
the country will know it. too, after
the April issue of The American
Magazine hits the newsstands to
morrow. The Magazine's "Interesting Peo
ple" section features the 14-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Alexander, owners of Cataloochee
Ranch, for being "the youngest lic
ensed guide in the V. S. National
"By the 'time she was six," the
feature says, "she was doing hurdl
Dates On Paper Are
Starting with this issue, The Mountaineer will be
dated Thursday afternoon and Monday afternoon, in
stead of Friday and Tuesday.
The change is being made because more than half
of the circulation of The Mountaineer is now distributed
on Thursday and Monday afternoons.
The deadlines for the two issues will remain the
same noon on Monday and Thursday.
The new dates will enable the news department to
handle news easief, and more thoroughly. More details
of the change will be found in the editorial columns.
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Resigns; (Going To (OiastM
Friday - April Fool
I I his is Just a friendly warning
to be especially on the alert
It's April 1 April Fool's Day.
When you start dressing in the
morning, for instance, check your
shoes for soft soap.
If you happen to see an in
teresting1 article lying in the
street, be sure there are no
strings attached before you pick
Also be careful of loose salt
And have a long ladder handy
in case you find your ear parked
on the roof of the barn.
If these precautions don't work
just grin and bear it.
April 1 comes only once a
If you are violating a game law
and hear anything buzzing louder
than a bumble bee, you had better
hit for the tall timber.
Chances are it will be a spotting
plane, with a game warden, equip
ped with radio, telling a ground
crew your whereabouts.
This week a plane, patrol car,
and a crew on foot, all equipped
with two-way radio, visited Hay
wood, and made quick work in
Five fishermen were picked up
at Lake Junaluska, and paid fines
of $11.25 each for fishing without
The pilot spotted five set poles
on Jonathan Creek. The ' poles
One fisherman was nabbed in a
trout stream, and did not have a
license. He faces two charges.
C. W. Ormand, the newly ap
pointed game protector for Hay
wood, was accompanied by Dan
Taylor, who has been assigned to
Buncombe county, and five other
(See Fishing Page 8)
15 Given Fines In
Mayor's Court Here
Thirteen defendants charged
with drunkenness were fined $12.60
and costs each in Mayor's Court
One man convicted on a reckless
driving cotint was assessed a $50
fine and costs.
es on the biggest horses the ranch
had to offer, bareback and without
bridle, afraid only that her father
would bawl her out for taking
The article also says:
"Almost before she could say
'Whoa,' Juju would sit in the fields
for hours just to ride her father's
work horses back to the barns."
The rest of the feature, which is
illustrated with a color photo of
Miss Alexander feeding a horse,
"Juju does most of the guiding
of guests at her father's dude ranch.
She watches saddle girths, checks
the horses' shoes, watches for dang
er spots where horses might shy,
varies the gait, and in general is
(See Miss Alexander Page 8)
Miss Smith Named
Of Year In Haywood
By BILL LINDAU
Tuesday was just March 29 to
But to Haywood County's farm
women, it was Mary Margaret
More than 200 of them gathered
in the Court House here to honor
their popular Home Demonstra
tion Agent as the outstanding wo
man of the year in Haywood Coun
ty. But it was also their tribute to
a lady who has given 14 years of
selfless service toward helping
make better homes and better com
munities. To Miss Smith, the purpose of
the meeting and the tea that fol
lowed was a complete surprise.
After she accepted the silver
bowl the women of the Home Dem
onstration Clubs gave her, she
"I am happy that you wanted to
remember me in this way. I appre
ciate It more than you know."
Then she pressed her handker
chief to her eyes and sat down.
But the only dry eyes in the
audience then belonged to the few
men who took part in the meeting.
Appropriately, the bowl was pre
sented by a retired veteran of home
demonstration work Miss Anna
Rowe of Asheville, former District
Home Demonstration Agent. .
"You are fortunate," Miss Rowe
told the women, "in having such a
The inscription on the bowl
"Mary Margaret Smith, with af
fection and appreciation from the
Haywood County Home Demons
Before that, Miss Rowe paid
tribute to the club women them
selves for their loyal cooperation
their working together to make
the progress they have.
The first hint that Miss Smith
could have had of the purpose of
the meeting could not have come
before the tribute made by Mrs.
W. D. Ketner, the president of the
Clubs' County Council. Before that
the meeting had started casually
with selections by the excellent
Waynesville High School Boys
Quartet. Then the Rev. Clyde
Collins, pastor of the Bethel Meth
odist Church, prayed, and part of
the prayer, too, paid respect to
Miss Smith's service.
After the president's introduc
tion, Mrs. Paul Hyatt pinned a cor
sage on Miss Smith's dress, describ
(Sec Home Agent Page 8)
Merchants To Meet
Merchants will discuss the pro
posed credit bureau on Tuesday
night at 7:30, it was announced by
W. M. "Bill" Cobb, president.
The meeting will be held in the
commissioner's room at the court
house, Mr. Cobb said.
School Driveway Is
Being Widened Here
Town street crews have built a
new north entrance to the High
school. The driveway leading off
Brown Avenue has been widened
to enable school buses to make the
turn without having to run on the
Iron Duff Community
Program Going Forward
Under 'Full Steam'
The Iron Duff Community De
velopment Program is proceeding
under full steam, after being or
ganized slightly more than a month
Reports before an audience of
75 citizens at a meeting Monday
night revealed that one new dairy
barn was practically completed,
and five others were being started.
A decision was made also to put
up signs at road intersections,
pointing the way for visitors to
places within the community
MISS MARY MARGARET
SMITH, Haywood County Home
Demonstration Agent for the last
14 years, has been transferred
and promoted to a- similar posi
tion in Gaston County. The ac
tion was announced today by
Goo. A. Brown, chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners.
Last Wednesday, members of the
county's home demonstration
clubs named her the outstand
ing woman of the year in Hay
wood. Chas. Isley
Charles Isley, hard-wnrking di
rector of the Waynesville High
School Band, last night was elect
ed president of the Haywood Coun
ty Classroom Teachers Association.
He and other officers were nam
ed at a meeting at the Clyde
Mr. Isley succeeds Mrs. Claude
Rogers of Aliens Creek School.
Mrs. Rogers was named vice
president, Mrs. Bonnie Shook of
Clyde, secretary: Mrs. Alva Joe
Carver of Bethel, treasurer.
The teachers also selected these
colleagues as delegates to the North
Carolina Kducation Association's
65th annual convention opening
next Thursday in Asheville.
Mrs. M. G. Slamey. Dudley
Moore, l.ois Ferguson. Louie No
land, Miss Alma Jackson, Irma
Patterson, Lucille Cathey and' Es
Stanley Livingstone, Clyde
School principal, led a discussion
of the rel i lenient system.
Before they adjourned, the Hay
wood teachers expressed approval
for using a $30,000,000 state ap
propriation for increased teacher
They adopted a resolution auth
orizing a telegram to this effect
be sent to Rep. Grover C. Davis,
Haywood member of the State
The citizens also decided to hold
their next meeting April 11 at Da
THe Rev. Frank Leatherwood dis
cussed church citizenship, and Dr.
C. N. Clark, Methodist dislrict
superintendent talked about com
The reports on the work being
done in connection with the pro
gram were made by chairmen of
the various committees.
Community Chairman J. R, Cald
Agent Here 14 Years
Turned In Resignation
Miss Mary Margaret Smith has
resigned as Home Demonstration
agent in Haywood.
On April 16th she will assume
the duties of home agent-at-large
in Gaston county. The new po
sition is a promotion for Miss
Miss Smith gave her resigna
tion to George A. Brown, Jr.,
chairman of the board of commis
sioners here Thursday morning.
Mr. Brown told The Mountaineer:
"This resignation came as a sur
prise to me. I regret to see her go,
as she has done a good job in
Haywood for the past 14 years. I
cannot blame anyone for taking a
Miss Smith's letter to Mr. Brown
was in part: "I have in hand, a
letter from Miss Ruth Current,
State Home Demonstration agent,
offering me the position of Home
agent-at-large, work to begin April
16 in Gaston county. This is to
notify you of my acceptance of the
Miss Smith is a native of China
Grove, and came to Haywood in
May, as emergency home
agent. She stayed until September
of that year, to return in Septemb
er, 1935, and has been here ever
since. Before entering home dem
onstration work, sire taught school
at hnow Hill, Beaufort, Landis,
Woodleaf, all in this state
In a letter of farewell to mem
bers of the county home demon
stration clubs, Miss Smith wrote:
"I wish that I could visit each
one of you and thank you per
sonally for the honor that you
bestowed upon me.
"I wish that I had been able in
thank you properly for the tri
butes you paid me on Tuesday at
the meeting to review home dem
onstration work in Haywood coun
ty. "I am happy and very proud that
you considered me worthy of such
(See Miss Smith Page 8
Named In County
An omnibus bill introduced lat
week in the State Legislature car
ried the names of candidates for
Haywood County justices of tha
Enactment of the bill would
give the candidates a two-year
term in office starting tomorrow
Named for Haywood County
were: S. H. Justice. H. R. Mease.
W. S. McElrath, W. W. Pies. J. S.
Poston, N. C. West, Bryan Heatlier
ly, John Fineher, John Howell. H.
W. Howell, "Gaston Burnetle. W. ft.
Noland, J. S. Black, and P. D.
Th moil funtiona! tonm n
your hout dservs the at
tention givn to it in "VOUff
HOM5," th iupplemeni d--voted
to practical ideas for
btlltr living. Look for kitchen
magic in "YOUR HOME "
Coming Soon in the Mountaineer
Injured . : . 9
(This Information com
piled from Records of
I State Highway Patrol).