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64th YEAR NO. 28 40
Hominy Community Program Officers
These citizens are the chief officers of the Hominy Community
Development Program. Left to right: Hershel Hipps, chairman;
Mrs. Gobel McCracken, secretary; Porter Broyles, reporter; and
Mrs. Robert Holland, treasurer. Vice-Chairman Fred Mann was
absent when the picture was taken. Photo by Ingram Studio.
The North Carolina Senate yes
terday passed a bill which would
prohibit carnivals , and vaudeville
shows in Haywood and Graham
This was. a substitute for a meas
ure introduced by Representative
Grover C. Davis of Haywood. The
only major difference was the in
clusion of Graham county.
The Senate-approved version
provides a fine of $500 or imprison
ment for persons found guilty of
aiding and abetting in such shows.
The bill terms such a violation a
The .measure also wottW,v,maty!
it illegal for anyone to pertnttvthe
use of his land or buildings for
carnivals or vaudeville- shows in
the two counties.
Gig Young In Role
At Strand Movie
Gig Young of the movies - -but
Byron Barr to Waynesville
citizens, and the son of J. E. Barr
and the late Mrs. Barr - - is ap
pearing in the "Wake of the Red
Witch" which opens at the Strand
theatre on Sunday for a two-day
Services To Be
Held Sunday For
The body of Staff Sergeant Jun
ny O. Jackson, 21, of East LaPorte,
who was killed in Germany on May
28, 1944, arrived in Asheville this
afternoon and was taken to Craw
ford Funeral Home in Waynes
ville where it will remain until to
morrow at 10 a.m. when it will be
taken to the home of the parents
in East La Porte.
Funeral services will be held
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at the East La Porte Methodist
Church with the Rev. John Kin
caid, pastor, and the Rev. Ernest
Fitzgerald of Duke University offi
ciating. Graveside rites will be con
ducted by the Dillard American Le
gion Post of Sylva and interment
wiH be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be classmates who
entered the service with SSgt.
SSgt. Jackson graduated from
(See Sgt. Jackson Page 3)
Carolyn Long To Give
Concert Here Monday
Carolyn, Long, lyric soprano, will
w Presented in concert at the
High School Auditorium, Monday,
April 11, at 8 pan. This program
will be the third and last in the
Community Concert Series.
Miss Long, a beautiful and gifted
young artist, is an All-American
singer by -birth, training and tal
ent. She fulfilled a staggering first
season of concerts during 1946-47
when she crossed the United Stat
Thi e" covering 32,000 miles,
nis, the beginning of her adult
jPeep. is the culmination of the
musical talent displayed as a child
" her native Maryland, wber4r at
Added To Today's
Issue Of Paper
A special 20-paee supplement
about homes is part of this is
sue of The Mountaineer.
The two-color cover, is a spe
cial production of the Associated
Press, and contains many inter
esting articles as well as illus
trations throughout 16 of the 20
pages. The four colored pages in
frorrfTunaluska SupW Company.
This is the first feature of this
type published by The Mountain
eer since the war.
The news and editorial con
tent of the supplement was pre
pared by experts, and the mate
rial will be of much value to
every housewife, and those con
templating building soon.
Betty Gibson And
Nancy Floyd Win
In Reading Contest
Betty Gibson and Nancy Floyd
won tile top prizes in the Waynes
ville Woman's Club's 24th annual
reading contest at the Waynes
ville High School Tuesday.
Miss Gibson's reading of a selec
tion from John Steinbeck's "Of
Mice and Men" was judged best in
the "compel ion on serious works,
while Miss Floyd won first place
in the humorous reading division
with her reading of "Priscilla".
Kathleen Calhoun was runnerub
in both sections.
Other contests in t fie serious
reading contest were Kathryn Hy
att, Mildred Medford. Elaine Fran
cis, and Jody Roberts.
In the humorous reading com
petition were: Percy Paula Hous
er. Cosette Henson. Laura Woody,
Mary Carey. Jo Ann Hose, and
Mrs. Frank Kinsey, Club presi
dent, presented the awards after
the judges. Alvin Ward. Paul Davis,
and Dr. Hugh Daniel, returned
Mrs. Dougla Grant, Woman's
Club education chairman, presided.
FOUR SECTIONS TODAY
Today's issue of The Moun
taineer contains four section,
40 pages. Be sure yours is all
the age of six she began to play
the piano by ear and sang in pub
lic for the first time.
Miss Long studied at Peabody
Conservatory of Music where she
received marked recognition. Dur
ing the war she devoted herself to
singing for the armed forces and
it was through these wartime per
formances that her big chance
came. A musical marine heard her
sing and urged her to go to New
York to study. For practice pur
poses she made some records. These
were heard by Columbia Concerts
and she was offered a long term
" (See Concert Pape 3)
and United Press News
Plans for making the Dellwood
Maggie area into an outstanding
tourist development will be made
at a mass meeting Friday night at
the Maggie school.
Tentative plans call for chang
ing the name of Maggie, and the
possibility of incorporating the
area into a town. All this is be
ing advanced by the newly orga
nized Soco Road Boosters Club,
which was organized last Friday
Jinf Plott is president, Bill Mil
ner, secretary, and A. R. Phillips
is treasurer of the club.
Mr. Plott said yesterday that
plans for the development of the
valley into a tourist center had
been discussed at various times for
many years. "We tore anxious that
every citizen attend the meeting
Friday night at eight o'clock, and
take part in the formulation of
these plans," he said.
The area in general, includes all
the property along Highway No. 19
from Dellwood to Soco Gap.
The changing of the name of
the Maggie post office' will be one
of the matters to be discussed.
"The name is just not in keeping
with what we want to develop in
the area." Mr. Milner, secretary,
said, in discussing some of the
"We have an opportunity of mak
ing a tourist development in the
valley mat will be comparable, or
even ahead of anything in the
Smoky region," Mr. Milner said.
The officers of the newly orga
nized club are anxious to get sug
gested names for the "area. They
want something in keeping with
the location, and a "good catchy
name" that will appeal to tourists,
it was pointed out.
Schools Close At
All schools' In- Haywood County
planned to' close at noon tomorrow
as the county school teachers made
final preparations for the 65th
annual North Carolina Education
Association Convention at Ashe
ville. The three-day convention opened
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer said the earlier closing
date was to allow the teachers time
to get to the convention sessions
tomorrow afternoon and Saturday.
The usual school closing hour is
between 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m., de
pending on what time the indivi
dual schools start their morning
The superintendent said about
125 Haywood teachers planned to
attend the convention.
MRS MASSIE IS BETTER
Mrs. J. E. Massie was reported
at noon Thursday to be improving
satisfactorily. She has been con
fined to her home since Monday,
when she was taken ill suddenly.
City Chamber Started
Member Drive Today
The Waynesville Chamber of
Commerce membership drive was
launched this morning with a Dutch
Drive Chairman Paul Davis, gave
the 10 directors who were present
their assignments of territory to
cover and persons to contact.
The meeting then adjourned,
and the work on the drive went
As indicated from bulletins of
the State News Bureau in Raleigh,
J 1949 is going to be a big year for
the tourist business. Mrs. Frank
Local Debaters Have
Too Much Tough Luck
A case of mumps and a case of
working too hard helped defeat
two Waynesville High School de
bating teams last Friday in con
tests at Marion and Forest City.
On the eve of the Forest City
debate at Marion, first stringer
Tnmmv Curtis came down with the
"swollen glands, and young Malcolm
Williamson jumped into the breacn.
The debaters spent long hours
committing their rebuttals to memory-
When the debating began, the
local orators had no papers to help
Their opponents did which the
rules, it turned out, allowed.
Malcolm and hi partner, basket
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL
Mrs. Claude Rogers of the Hay
wood County unit, N. C. Educa
tion Association, will be up for
the vice-presidency of the Asso
ciation's classroom teachers divi
sion when the voting starts Fri
day morning. Mrs. Rogers was
named a candidate for the posi
tion at the Haywood unit meet
ing March 17.
Baptists To Get
A specific recommendation re
garding the expansion program will
be read to the congregation of the
First Baptist Church here Sunday
morning, according to Rev. L. G.
The recommendation was prepar
ed and unanimously approved by
the board of deacons, the finance
committee, building committee, and
other laymen, at a special meeting
here Monday night.
At the Sunday morning hour, the
recommendation will be read from
the pulpit, and also published in
the bulletin. Formal action will be
taken by the church at a special
conference on Wednesday night,
The recommendation gives one
proposed plan for the expansion
program, which the church adopted
some five years ago.
Last Sunday morning at a brief
conference, two tentative plans
were submitted to the congregat
ion, who in turn, asked the deacons,
finance committee and others to
work out details and resubmit one
definite plan. This will be done
Sunday, with the formal voting
taking place the following Wed
nesday. Father of Mrs. Allison
Dies In Hayesville
Ed L. Anderson, 70, father of
Mrs. Fred S. Allison of Waynes
ville, died at his home in Hayes
ville Monday night following a
long illness. He was a retired mer
chant and farmer.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at the Hayesville
Methodist Church and interment
was in the family plot in the
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
(Sec Mrs. Allison Page 3)
Knutti. Secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce, reports that all in
dications point to a bigger season
than Waynesville and vicinity have
had since the end of the War.
The Chamber of Commerce has
made extensive plans for the pro
motion of the Tourist Trade in the
coming year, and have on hand for
distribution, copies of the Vaca
tionist's Map and Guide to Western
Plans are well under way for the
new folder intended for Tourist in
formation. ball star Thomasine Fisher, lost
their verbal battle to Forest City,
and Alwayne McClure, another
basketball ace, and Bob Harry
dropped their contest to Marion
at Forest City.
The report from Forest City said
the Waynesville students did an
excellent job in pitting their ex
temporaneous skill against their
opponents' formal style.
Miss Fisher and Mr. William
son took the affirmative, in the de
bate on the subject: "Resolved, that
the United Nations now be revised
into a federal world government."
Miss McClure and Mr, Harry
argued the negative.
James Kirkpalrick was re-elected
president of the .Haywood Coun
ty Milk Producers Association at
a meeting of producers at the
County Court House last night.
About 100 Grade A producers
and Grade C producers going into
Grade A production attended the
Frank Davis was elected vice
president to succeed Taylor "Fer
guson. Mrs. W. F. Swift was re
elected secretary-treasurer, and R.
L. Burgin and Mrs. Frank Leopard
were named to new two-year terms
Jonathan Woody, president of
Waynesville's First National Bank,
was recommended by the Asso
ciation for appointment as a di-rector-at-large
by the State Agri
Also named directors were M. H.
Caldwell and G. C. Palmer.
It ivas revealed at the meeting
that the price which producers get
for Grade A milk was reduced
forty cents per hundred pounds
from the previous level of $6.40
The retail price was cut one cent
a quart last week for consumers.
Mr. Buchanan of the Pet Dairy
Products' Johnson City office, ad
dressed the session.
County Agent Wayne Corpen
ing conducted an educational pro
gram featuring a discussion by N.
C." State College Extension Dairy
Specialist F. R. Farnham and a
movie on fertilization of pastures.
Mr. Kirkpatrick presided over
the executive session, which followed.
Series To End At
This week's series of meetings
on fruits and vegetables Id connec
tion with the Haywood County
Community Development Program
will close tonight with a session
at Bethel School.
The meeting, scheduled to start
at 7:30 p.m., will be the fourth of
a series held by the Fruit and
The sessions Monday night at
Fines Creek School, Tuesday night
at the County Court House, and
last night at Crabtree-Iron Duff
School attracted enthusiastic audi
ences. As at the previous meetings, a
colored movie illustrating the pro
duction of fruits and vegetables
will be shown.
At 4-H Camp For
State Forester" Charles Pettit
and other forest experts will be at
the Mountain Test Farm at 9 a.m.
Saturday to help launch the work
of setting out 7,000 white pine
seedlings at the Haywood County
4-H Club Camp there.
Assistant County Agent Joe
Cline said this week that
with Mr. Pettit would be TV A For
ester R. A. Vogenberger. N. C.
State College Extension Forester,
John Ford, and Ted Davis of the
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
Mr. Cline requested that as
many 4-H Club boys as possible be
there to help set out the trees.
Larry Weaver did not confirm
the sale of 16 acres of his property
on the Waynesville-Canton high
way, which was offered at auction
A large crowd attended the sale.
Students Learn Radio
By Working At WHCC
When Radio Station WHCC went
on the air last Saturday, the mem
bers of the regular staff stepped
Waynesville High School stu
dents took their places, and operat
ed the station all that day
Jimmy" McJunkin and Malcolm
Williamson made the newscasts,
George Garrett, David Mitchell of
Canton, Johnny Patterson and
Jimmy Whitman, helped with the
Anne Bischoff took over the
regular Woman's Hour program,
and Don Matney's Hot Spots, with
Joyce Carter, featured the entertainment,
7, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In
Elected to head the Beaverdam Confcnunity Development Pro
gram were, left to right: Dr. J. L. Reeves, chairman; Andy Worley,
vice-chairman; Mrs. C. V. Sorrells, secretary; and Mrs. George K.
Worley, treasurer. Harley Wright, reporter, was absent when
this photo was taken. Photo by Ingram Studio. ,
Ramp Season Here,
Convention Is 24th
Trip 31 Times
George L. Early, of Waynesville
route 1, should be able to get from
New Orleans to the Caribbean
The Navy seaman is a member
of the crew of Destroyer Squadron
16 which has made 31 training
cruises to the Caribbean in 17
f Mr. Early's ship was scheduled
to dock Saturday at New Orleans,
La., to complete the 31st trip.
The destroyer squadron is based
at New Orleans to conduct reserve
Asked To Aid
Merchants endorsed the bill now
before the General Assembly to
provide funds for the Cherokee
The endorsement was made Tues
day night by the group in session
here, with W. M. "Bill" Cobb,
The group heard a report on a
proposed credit bureau for the
asocial ion. The group instructed the
board of directors to get a few
more facts, and present them at a
Mr. Cobb was also instructed to
issue a bullet in setting forth de
tails of Hie proposed credit bureau.
8 More Communities
To Organize Program
The appointment of officers for
the Panther Creek community last
night left only eight communities
to be organized in Haywood Coun
ty's Community Development Pro
gram. County Agent Wayne Corpen
ing reported that the others will
be organized ;is quickly as possible.
Of the eight still unorganized,
Saunook community citizens last
Monday night initiated their pro
gram with the appointment of an
infsrmation committee of five
members to tell other residents of
The actual organizational meet-
Other students were in the con
When the station signed off for
the day, Station Manager Frank
"The operation was a success.
The work of these students was
The "live" operation of the sta
tion was the climax of ten days of
intensive training for the students
under Mr. Knutti.
Before that, for three hours
every night, the station manager
coached the radio-minded young
sters before a "dead" mike, polish
ing their enunciation, correcting
Se Students Page 3
Haywood and Jackson Counties
. . .
Mark April 24 on your Calendar
with a pencil a fragrant pencil.
That's the date the 18th amiual
ramp convention will be held at
Black Camp Gap.
Ramp eaters and would-be ramp
eaters from all over the state will
converge on the mountain to eat
ramps, of course.
If this year's convention is any
more of a success than last year's
was, it will set a record.
Before the 1948 convention, the
Mountaineer noted that hundreds
Before the all-day cssbn ciyied,
the walnut-size root with the leaf
of a lily of the valley haci taken
2,000 breaths away and substitut
ed 2,000 more, heavily perfumed
with a cross between garlic and
The memory lingered for three
days in homes all over the state.
The fifty bushels of ramps that
went down the hatch that memo
rable day reportedly perfumed en
But the ramp made hundreds of
converts, and these are expected to
assemble two weeks from Sunday
with hundreds of prospective can
didates. Those who come out of curiosity
will, of course, have to eat in self
As at last year's session. North
Carolina Secretary of State Thsd
Eure will be the featured speaker.
Many other state officials are ex
pected to attend, also.
President of the convention is
Sebe Bryson, Haywood County tax
String bands and dance teams
(See Ramps Page 3)
ing for Saunook is scheduled for
7:30 p. m. April 18 at Saunook
The county agent listed these
communities as the only ones, in
addition to Saunook, which have
not organized: East Fork. Cecil,
Maggie, Lake Junaluska. White
Oak, Left Clyde, and Dutch Cove.
Besides Panther Creek, th.e;e
communities have already named
their officers, and one or more
committees for the program: Rat
cliffe Cove, Fines Creek, Thirkety.
Center Pigeon, East Pigeon, West
Pigeon, Iron Duff, Upper Crabtree.
Lower Crabtree, South Clyde. Dell
wood, Beaverdam, Hominy, Jona
than Creek and Aliens Creek.
Injured . : : . 9
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).
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