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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Easter Programs Are
Scheduled For Area
For Pvt. Webb
Set For Sunday
Military rites will be conducted
at the RatclifTe Cove Baptist
Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock tor Pvt. Fred E. Webb, 26,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Webb,
who died in Germany on May 1,
1945 as a result of wounds received
in combat. The services will be in
charge of the American' Legion and
Veterans of Foreign Wars with the
Rev. R. L. Young, chaplain of the
Legion, officiating. t
(See Webb Funeral Page 6)
Soco Rpad Group
Plan Ciyjq Meet
At An EarlDate
A terlative survey by civic lead
ers of the Soco Road area shows
that the most favored name for the
valley is "Socoluska". This name
was suggested recently, as the val
ley has Soco Gap at one end and
Junaluska ridge at the other.
A spokesman for the leaders
said that another meeting of citi
zens of the area is being planned.
"The purpose of this meeting," he
explained, "will be to work out a
program that will be for the best
interest and welfare of the citizens
as a whole.
"There is no need for any citizen
to worry about having the area in
corporated into a town; neither
will there be any plans whereby
any barns will have to be torn
down, or even painted, as has been
rumored. Such ideas are not the
purpose of the proposed meeting,"
The time and place of the meet
ing is in the hands of a committee
composed of Norville Rogers,
Grady Henry, John Finger and H.
G. Valentine. Citizens of the Soco
Road section can get details from
any one of these, it was said.
Address Of Eight Men
Sought By Draft Board
Haywood County Local Selective
Service Board 45 is interested in
determining the current addresses
t eight Haywood County men.
Chairman W. A. RraHlpv saiH thp
board has been unahlp tn onntaet
the following because of change of
William Fred nihcrtr William
Thomas Grant, Hay Frank Reece,
Hollie Monroe Potter, Estell Willie
Forester, Melirn Clifford Carver,
John Henry Parris, and Robert
Perry Phillips, Jr.
Maggie School Patrons
eachers Association decided Tues-
uay night to take their plea for a
new School hllilrlino tn iha nniinlv
sehool board and superintendent
This action followed a discus
sion led by District Committeeman
frd Campbell of the short-com-ngs
of the, physical plant which
ar!i b'ocklng sate accreditation.
Spokesmen pointed out that:
There are only four small class
roomsifor the 187 pupils, neces
sitating the use of the inadequate
uditorium for class work;
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Sunrise Service Set
For Lake Junaluska
And Soco Gap
The people of Haywood County
will celebrate the most glorious
event of Christianity this Sunday
at colorful, solemn services.
The observance of the Resurrec
tion of Jesus Christ 1,949 years ago
will end the traditional week of
mourning over His suffering and
death on the Cross for the sake
of all people who were born and
who will be born.
On Sunday, the people will at
tend the special Easter services
planned by every church in the
Hundreds of worshippers of all
denominations will go to Lake
Junaluska for the annual Easter
Sunrise Services that will start at
At the same time, others will at
tend the services of the Free
Methodist Chapel at Soco Gap, and
still more will go to the Clyde
Baptist Church at 5:15 a.m. for
the Sunrise services there.
At many of the churches, the
congregation will hear the singing
of choruses of up to 60 voices.
The Waynesville High School
band of 50 members and chorus of
60 under the direction of Charles
Isley will take part in the Sunrise
Services at Lake Junaluska.
These services have been arrang
ed and will be conducted by the
Methodist Youth. Fellowship of
Haywood County, with Bill Mainus
of the First Church of Canton
heading the arrangements as chair
man for the services.
At the First Baptist Church of
J,WynesviUe, the- church's junior
and senior.. choruses of some 60
voices will sing at the 11 a.m. Eas
ter services. Again, this combined
chorus will be directed by Mr. Is
ley, who is the church's minister
Evening services at many of the
churches will close the Easter Sun
The union services of the Hazel
wood Presbyterian, Baptist and
Methodist Churches for the second
quarter will be held Sunday night
at the Methodist Church.
The Rev. Paul P. Thrower, the
Presbyterian pastor, will bring the
message at this interdenomination
And on the lighter side, many
(See Easter Page 6t
Drowns In Florida
Little Claude Maurice Patrick
won't be coming to the mountains
Many friends of his family in
Waynesville had written his grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Walk
er, who own Rock House Farms in
Balsam, saying they were looking
forward to seeing him.
The three-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Wendell Patrick of
Winter Park is dead.
He drowned recently when he
fell into a canal near Zellwood, Fla.
Mrs. Walker sent the Mountain
eer a newspaper clipping which
tells this story of the tragedy:
The boy disappeared a few. min
utes after his father stopped at
a muck farm. .He was found in
some weeds in the canal, and all
efforts tp revive him failed.
The Patricks have one other son,
Wendell Patrick, Jr.
The father is associated with Mr.
Walker in the Walker Fertilizer
Company at Fairvilla, Fla.
Students leaving other classes
have to pass througn the auditor
ium, causing distractions in the
The pupils at lunch time have to
take their meals front the kitchen
to their desks because there are
The school has no gymnasium.
The Association officers report
ed that the major obstacle in the
campaign to get the school accred
ited is that of insufficient space.
They added that the P-.TA mem
bers have bought more books for
the school, and done other things
toward getting the school accred
(See Maggie P"" 8)
Associated Press and United Press News
This man is laying out freshly
dug ramps for the benefit of the
delegates to the ramp conven
tion. The picture was taken at
last year's session. This year's
convention is scheduled for Sun
day, April 24 at Black Camp
C of C Drive
Efforts are being made to com
plete the annual membership drive
of the Chamber of Commerce this
week-end, according to Mrs. I'.ank
Three of the eight committees
working on the drive have made
reports, Mrs. Knutti said.
"Reports' coming "in so far have
been satisfactory," Mrs. Knutti
Plans are to have complete de
tails of the drive ready for the
board of directors for the meeting
Engineer Won't Meet
District Engineer J. M. Knight
will not meet with the Haywood
county commissioners Monday be
cause of the Easter Holidays, the
commissioners' office reported.
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Lookout Trout, Here
Come The Fishermen
Tomorrow is the day fishermen
have been waiting for since last
It's also the day trout have been
The trout season opens in the
mountains of North Carolina for
four and a half long months.
To assure its success from the
angler's point of view District
Game and Fish Protector C. W.
Ormand, and his assistants, aided
by Haywood County sportsmen
stocked the county's streams the
first three days of this week.
They started putting in the trout
after meeting at Pott's .Esso Serv
The trout population of Jona
than Creek was multiplied on the
first day with brown trout from the
Balsam hatchery. Then Big East
Fork and Big West Fork were stock
ed on the succeeding days.
Safety Award Given Newspaper
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The Mountaineer has been awarHed a certificate of Safety Achieve
ment signed by State Labor Commissioner Forrest H. Shuford for
Sg Achieved a perfect reco-d of no TWtarf on P?e 3,
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 14,
Uncle Doc Rogers Has
Lived In Same House On
Fines Creek For 93 Years
By W. C. MEDFORD
"My father bought this place and
moved in here before the Civil
War, when I was only six years old,
and I've been living here ever
So said Uncle Doc (Adolphus)
Rogers when we went to see him
recently for the purpose of writing
this sketch. In the old family
Bible, now over one hundred years
old, is this entry: "Adolphus H.
M. Rogers was born July 30, 1850
in the year of our Lord." So, come
July 30, '49 Uncle Dock will, if
still living, be 99 years old the
oldest person in Haywood county,
or in this entire section, so far as
the writer knows.
He lives with his son, Hugh and
family, in the Wilkins Creek sec
tion of lower Finos Creek, where
his father, Matthew Rogers, lived
for many years. Elizabeth Lusk
Rogers was his mother, she being
a sister of Col. Virge Lusk of
Asheville. And Matthew Rogers
was the son of Hugh Rogers, one
of the earliest pioneers of Hay
wood county and a soldier of the
Mr. Rogers told us that his
grandfather, Hugh, who lived to
he about ninety, could then boast
that he had one hundred and ten
grandchildren by the Rogers name
"which was," said Uncle Doc,
"the biggest generation around
here, even bigger than the Rath
bones or McCrackens." He said
that his grandfather first settled
in Tennessee but soon sold out
most of his belongings there for
an Indian pony and a gun and
(Sec Rogers Pace 6)
New Shipment Of
City Tags Arrive
The supplement shipment of
city tags are here.
The town bought 550 city tags
for distributation the first of the
year. The supply was exhausted,
and some 100 motorists had to
Now that the new shipment
is here, police will begin check
ing all Waynesville motor ve
hicles to see that they are dis
playing a 1949 tag.
The stock, which came from the
Balsam hatchery, were as large as
last year's maximum legal size lim
it of seven inches, and most of the
brown trout that went into Jona
than Creek were even larger, Mr.
He reminded anglers that there
is no size limit this year but that
there is. for the first time, a ban
against fishing after dark.
Fishermen cannot take more
than 10 trout a day. and may not
have more than 20 per day in their
Meanwhile, Mr. Ormand and his
assistants, Dan Taylor and Bill
Greene, kept their usual vigilance
against off-season angling, and
planned to do so up to the last
minute of the closed season.
But after dawn tomororw. it's
every trout for himself, until Aug
Will Soon Be 99
A. II. M. ROGERS, of Fines
Creek, will be 99 in July. He is
one of the oldest living persons
C of C Here
Six thousand pictorial map"! have
been received by the Chamber of
Commerce, and are now being dis
tributed as part of the material
sent from the office to prospective
The maps measure 22 by 34
inches and - we pvinted In five
The map takes in tru; area from
Elkin to Murphy, and is a pictorial
design, showing the mountains,
lakes and the larger places in the
Also scattered throughout the
map, are small figures of people
in such scenes as camping, fishing,
horseback riding, hunting and
Under Waynesville is the nota
tion "entry to the Qreat Smokies".
In the upper left hand corner is
a legend about this immediate
area, pointing out that "You
haven't seen Western North Caro
lina if you haven't seen Waynes-
i The map was prepared by Bill
i Sharpe of the State Advertising
i Service, and the Chamber of Coin
i merer hero bought six thousand
j for distribution. Several places
catering to tourists have bought
large quantities from the Chamber
of Commerce for their own use.
On the back of the maps are 12
descriptive tours of this area. All
carefully planned, and concise ex
planation of the trip and some of
the things to see enroute.
Park Streams To
Open For Fishing
Monday, May 16
Don't plan to fish Park
streams until May 16.
That's the stern warning of
Mark Hannah, warden in the
Warden Hannali made the
statement yesterday following
the publication by an out-of-town
sports writer that the Park
streams would be open earlier.
The official date is Monday.
May 16, and anyone fishing in
Park streams earlier are doom
ed for arrest, Warden Hannah
Pre-School Clinics Are
Underway In This County
Dr. Mary Michal, district health
officer, today announced a sched
ule for pre-scliool clinics in Hay
wood County to check the physical
fiitness of each pupil.
The examinations, she added,
also are for an enrollment record,
which becomes part of the cumula
tive record of each child.
Dr. Michal urged parents of pre
school children to have these phys
ical examinations made each
Such checkups are urged as a
means of assuring that the child
will be ready physically for school
enrollment in the fill.
1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
83 -Foot Lot Adjoining
Sunday School Building
Acquired This Morning
The First Baptist church today bought the 83-foot Main
Street lot adjoining their property as a site for a modern
auditorium. The members voted unanimously in a church
conference Wednesday night to purchase the lot, and to
build an auditorium to seat about 600.
The chi"xh in conference, also instructed the building
committee "to proceed immediately with plans for the con
struction." The committee plans to confer with an architect
over the week-end.
The property which was acquired today, is the vacant
lot between the Welch Memorial Sunday school buildin"
Ready To Build
Bids will be opened April 29
for the contracts for construction
of a new educational building
for the First Baptist Church of
J. Paul Murray, chairman of
the Church's building commit
tee, reported that his group now
has the plans and specifications
for the new structure.
He added that about $81,000
has been raised so far for the
church's expansion program.
The deadline for accepting
bids is 4:30 p.m. April 29 a half
hour before the time they are to
The scheduled meeting of the
Lower Crabtree Community Devel
opment Program committees and
leaders has been postponed from
Tuesday to Wednesday night at the
Crabtree-Iron Duff School.
Mrs. Millard Ferguson, reporter,
said the postponement was made
because the annual Junior-Senior
banquet of the Crabtree-Iron Duff
School is scheduled for Tuesday
She addud thai the committee
members and other officers will
discuss plans for the general de
velopment program at the Wednes
day meeting, which will begin at
Citizens of the Henson Cove com
munity arc petitioning the State
Highway- Commission to pave the
road in Dial area.
The pel it ions and project is be
ing sponsored by interested citi
zens, property owners, together
with the Henson Cove Community
Development organization, and the
Pigeon Valley Civic Club.
According to Edgar W. Mehaf
fey, the petitions are now ready to
be submitted to Hie county com
missioners for formal approval.
$100 Given By
Elks For Cancer
The Elks Club donated $100 to
the Cancer Drive here Thurs
day morning, it was announced
by Mrs. W. M. Cobb, chairman
of the campaign.
"This is our largest single con
tribution towards our quota of
SS.500," Mrs. Cobb said.
"The health of the pre-school
child is important to Haywood
County." she reminded parents, in
advising examinations by the fam
But whether a checkup is made
by the family physician or not,
she said, the child should be
brought to the clinic, held each
spring, for enrollment.
Dr. Michal advised that a certifi
cate should be brought showing
all immunization treatments the
child has had.
The health officer reminded par
ents that the state law requires
that children be immunized against
(S.e Clinlns Ppge 6)
land the Dunham House. The lot
was purchased from J. R. Boyd and
his two daughters, Miss Bessie
Boyd, and Miss Daisy Boyd The
lot is the same depth as the church
property. The Baptists now own
234 feet on Main Street and about
150 on Academy Street.
Tentative plans are to begin as
soon as possible the construction
of the modern auditorium on the
newly acquired lot. When the
auditorium is completed, plans are
to convert the present auditorium
annex into Sunday school rooms,
and make a chapel out of the ori
ginal auditorium which has been
used by the church for over 4(1
years. The pews and pipe org in
now used would remain intact for
The parsonage which fares
Academy Street will not be dis
turbed by the expansion program.
It is estimated that the cost, of
building and furnishing the audi
torium, including a pipe organ,
will be about $100,000.
The church inaugurated an "ex
pansion program" several years,
ago, and have since that tirne been
raising money for the project, ln
the past few months, the leaders
of the church have been working
on a number of possible plans for
expanding the physical facilities nf
the church. These plans include
everything from remodeling to
moving to a new site. After a
thorough investigation of costs of
all the plans, the committees unani
mously recommended to the church
that the 83-foot lot be bought and
the auditorium built there, and
later making changes on the pres
ent building. The church accepted
the recommendation of the com-,
mittees without a single dii.-.cnl-ing
Kev. L. G. Elliolt, pastor, said
"There has been a lot of hard
work, and study made of our
program here, and it is gratify
ing to see such a large congre
gation one hundred ppr cent for
one plan and purpose."
The matter of acquiring th
property was handled by J. K.
Morgan and W. H. Burgin.
The church now has a mem
bership of 801 members, accordir
to a report made at the Wednes
(See Baptists Page 6)
Carload Pipe For
Water Mains Is
Bought By Town
A carload of cast iron pipe foi
water mains has been bought h"
the town for extension of several
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said the pipe is due to arrive m a
few days. It will ,be one of the
largest single shipments received
in several years.
4 PAGES OF CHURCH NEWS
The first four pages of the
second sectiort are devoted to
news and pictures of churches.
Injured . i . . 12
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).