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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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Services On Easter
Is It Straight?
Little 3-year-old Margaret Ann
Worthington heard a lot about
Easter hats during the past few
weeks, so last week she got an
idea of her own she wasn't go
ing to be outdone. She got her
doll's hat, and sitting before a
mirror started primping. Her
father snapped this picture just
as she turned around. She was
among the hundreds attending
church Sunday but in a different
outfit than what she selected her
self. Margaret Ann is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Worth
ington, and the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Worthing
ton, and Mr. and Mrs. George
Dr. Hugh' S':' Danfel of Waynes
ville, was elected secretary-treasurer
of the mountain district, N.
C. Society of Optometriest at the
monthly district meeting in Ashe
ville last week.
Gets New Trial;
ansfer To Swain
Boosters Club To
Sponsor July 4th
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
have voted $100 for improving and
renovating a room at the Haywood
The action was taken Thursday
night when 40 members of the club
met for their regular monthly
meeting. M. H. Bowles, is presid
ent. Rev. M. L. Lewis and Rev. Paul
Thrower stressed the importance
of the community joining in - the
Church Loyalty Program, whicn is
now in progress in Hazelwood.
The special committee in charge
of the Fourth of July program will
make a detailed report at the next
meeting of plans for the program
Guy Messer Joins
Police Force Here
Guy Messer, former member of
the police force, is back at his old
Policeman Messer went to the
Canton force eight months ago. He
resumed work here Saturday.
There are now four men, and
Chief Noland on duty, since Jerry
Rogers is off on leave of absence
due to illness.
BOARD MEETS TUESDAY
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
at 7:30 Tuesday night at the office.
James L. Kilpatrick is president.
Waynesville High Singers Leave
Today For State Festival At WCUNC
Waynesville High School Band
Director Charles Isley and 18
sngers left today for Greensboro
where the students will take part
"i he State Music Festival.
Before he left, Mr. Isley said
in other members of the school's
w-piece band would leave Thurs
day. Most of the singers are members
the band, which will compete
"'day for state-wide honors
against Central High School of
Charlotte and High Point High.
Churches throughout Haywood
County were filled to capacity yes
terday as people of all denomina
tions nocked to the 1949 Easter
services in crisp, sunny weather.
However, near-freezing weather
early Sunday kept attendance low
at open-air Sunrise Services.
Approximately 300 persons of all
faiths braved the chill wind to
attend the annual dawn services at
It was so cold that the 60 mem
bers of the Waynesville High
School chorus had to sing a cap
ella the instruments of the high
school's 50-piece band had frozen.
It was somewhat colder at Soco
Gap, where the Free Methodist
Chapel of Waynesville held sun
At the regular church hour late
that morning, however, more than
600 people jammed the First Bap
tist Church of Waynesville to hear
Pastor L. G. Elliott's sermon and
the singing of the combined junior
and senior choirs of 60 voices.
The Waynesville Presbyterian
Church also was crowded to capa
city, with 225 worshippers attend
ing the services. The Rev. Malcolm
Williamson preached the Easter
Sermon, and the church choir sang
the special selection, "Joy That
Overflows The Heart."
The pastor received six new
members and performed five bap
tisms. More than 450 people at the
First Methodist Church of Waynes
ville heard the Rev. Russell Young
deliver the Easter sermon and
Bishop Paul Kerns of Nashville,
Tenn., offer a special prayer for
Elsewhere through the county,
large congregations overflowed
churches and chapels for the spec
ial Easter services.
The Lumber Jacks String Band
and Fiddler Bob Rich took top hon
ors in the fourth annual Fiddler
Convention at the Maggie School
The 400-odd spectators from sev
en western counties who crowded
the auditorium to hear the 100 mu
sicians compete paid a net $100 to
ward the school's new spinet piano.
Mrs. Lee Evans, Maggie Parent
Teachers Association president,
reported today that another $10b
came in from the food that the
music-lovers bought. This went into
prizes for the competing musicians.
The Lumber Jacks took first
place in the band competition,
while Mr. Rich was judged best
among individual performers, giv
ing Maggie citizens a clean sweep
of the top prizes.
Canton's Haywood Ramblers fin
ished a close second to the Lumber
Jacks, and the Sylva btring ana
placed third in the unit division.
Cal Messer finished second and
Uncle Billy Evans placed third in
the individual competition.
The Maggie School Elementary
and Primary Grade Rhythm Bands
of 28 pieces each, formed only this
year, had no Intention of compet
ing in the contest.
But the school musicians, direct
ed by Mrs. Estelle Allison and Mrs.
Corwin, played so well that the
judges awarded them honorable
Also given honorable mention
were: the Cataloochee Band, Mor
ris Quartet, Moore Sisters, Soco
Luska Trio, Setzer Singers, Bill
Moore, the Whidden Band, the
Accordion Players, Gospel Boogie
and the Hoot-Nanny String Quar-
tCMrs. Edith P. Alley and Mrs. Jess
Crouser, both of Waynesville; and
Mrs Harry McCracken of Hazel
wood and Dave Boyd of Jonathan
Creek jifdged the performances.
Presiding as master of cere
monies was Maggie School Princi
pal R. R. Ferguson.
The Waynesville singers will
particioate in a concert of 600
voices Wednesday night. The cho
rus will be made up of representa
tives from every high school group
In the state.
Those who accompanied Mr. is
ley today were:
caret Reece, Nancy Francis,
Sally Stovall, Betty Franklin
Altos Betty Duncan, Dorothy
(See Musicians P"e 3)
Opinion was divided today about
the damage the week end's sub
freezing temperatures and frost
may have caused Haywood Count
ty's fruit crops.
Orchardists generally held the
opinion that it was too early to tell.
Some predicted the damage would
take two thirds of the apple, grape,
and other crops, while others re
called that blossoms had turned
brown unuer the frost in other
years but the fruit emerged un
damaged. The mercury tumbled to a par
alyzing 19 degrees early yesterday
and climbed no higher than 63 dur
ing the day, the Test Farm Weath
er Station reported.
That minimum was 12 low
er than Saturday's lowest reading.
The day before Easter, however,
was colder generally, as cloudy
skies kept the temperature from
going above 45 degrees all day.
Last Thursday, the temperature
dropped to 45 but reached a com
fortable 73 later, while the next
day, the mercury went no lower
than 55 and recorded a maximum
70 during the day.
Davis Says Time
Of Assembly Near
Representative Grover C. Davis
of Haywood said here Saturday,
action on the general appropria
tions bill will determine whether
the General Assembly adjourns the
1949 session this week or not.
"If the House concurs (in the
Senate-cut bill), we'll be home by
Saturday night," he said.
But if it doesn't, he indicated.
the session will continue indefi
nitely. If the house doesn t ap
prove' the senate's treatnymt Frl
day which includes cutting more
than $21,482,000 from the House-
approved version, then it will mean
further committee debate before
the bill gets final action.
Mail Route To
U. S. Approval
Hazelwood will be added to the
U. S. Mail star route from Ashe
ville to Waynesville.
U. S. Rep. Monroe Redden of
Hendersonville was told by U. S.
Post OfTice Department officials
that his request for the extension
has been approved.
The request was submitted on
the suggestion of T. B. Sharpe, an
official of the Wellco Shoe Com
pany of Hazelwood.
CAR TURNS OVER
Police and Patrolman Jeff May
were investigating a car which
turned over near Grimball Park
drive shortly before noon Monday.
Witnesses said the car ran on the
bank and turned over. Damage
was estimated at $100. No one
was injured, officers reported
$200 Cow Killed While
In Search For Her Calf
On Friday afternoon, Lester
Burgin, Sr., got a young $200 milk
cow in trade for one of his beef
That night, the cow- was dead
and an auto was badly damaged.
State Highway Patrolman Jeff
May reported that the cow was
struck and killed at 10 p. m. on the
Dell wood Road by a 1940 Ford
coupe driven by 20 year-old Lloyd
Pluney of Traveler's Rest, S. C.
Pluney and his three companions
escaped injury but the car sustain
Special Haywood Farm
Edition In The Making
Within a short time, The Mountaineer will publish
a complete Farm Edition for Haywood county.
Work is well underway on the edition, and several
hundred pictures will be used, illustrating every phase
of farm life in the county.
Articles covering every community will also be a
part of this supplement. Special articles by specialists,
as well as leaders in various communities will be a vital
part of the edition.
Only a limited number of copies of the edition will
be published over the already large circulation of The
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(Photo by Ingram'! Studio)
Four of the principal otlicers in the Jonathan Creek Community
Development Program are, left to right, Chairman Fred Allison,
Mrs. Marvin Leallierwood, secretary; Mrs. John Williams, vice
chairman; and Bill Boyd, treasurer. Mrs. Roger Ferguson, reporter,
was absent when this photo was taken.
Annual Ramp Convention
Creating Much Interest
Rev. W. Shook
Died Sunday At
Home Near Clyde
The Rev. Woodfin Shook, 75, re
tired Methodist minister, died Sun
day at 3:30 p. m. at his home near
Clyde, following a long illness.
Funeral er.viceswill be conduct
ed Tuesday at 1 p. m. at the Louisa
Chapel near Clyde with the Rev.
W. T. Medlin, and Rev. D. 1). Gross,
and Rev. C. C. Williams officiating.
Interment will be in Pleasant Hill
Nephews will serve as pallbear
ers and nieces will be flower bear
ers. The Rev. Mr. Shook was a na
tive and live-long resident of Hay
Surviving are three brothers. W.
E. Shook and C. F Shook of Clyde,
and B. F. Shook of Knoxville.
Arrangements are under the di
rection of Garrett Funeral Home.
Mrs, Peeler Hurt
In Street Fall
A strong gust of wind blew
slight, elderly Mrs. Caroline Peeler
of Clyde, route 2, to the sidewalk
in front of the Court House Friday
After being X-rayed at Haywood
County Hospital, Mrs. Peeler was
sent to Aston Park Hospital in
Asheville for special treatment of a
ed $75 to $100 damages, according
to the officer's estimate.
The patrolman quoted the driv
er as saying he did not see the
cow until he dimmed his lights for
another auto approaching from the
Then, he added, it was too late
The cow's own motherly anxiety
contributed to her death.
The son of the owner said she
broke out of the pasture to look
for her calf.
This is not an election year, but
at least a thousand people are Ex
pected at Black Camp Gap next
Sunday for the 18th annual Ramp
Convention if the weather is
Meanwhile, North Carolina Sec
retary of State Thad Eure indi
cated he would be able to keep
his engagement as principal speak
er at the convention.
And if the General Assembly
adjourns this week, other state of
ficials, including Haywood Repre
sentative Grover C. Davis, art ex
Register of Deeds Bryan Med
ford, reports that Troy West, Weav
erville auctioneer, would set up
his public address system for the
principal speaker and for others
who mav want to speak.
Mr. Medford, C. E. Williams of
Canton, Floyd Woody of Canton,
and Bill Palmer continued work
ing this week on the arrangements
for the fragrant session.
Also serving on the committee
is Ned Moody, Haywood County
With the political campaigning
over until next year, the speech
making is not expected to be as
heavy as it was at the 1948 session,
veteran observers said.
But one spokesman said that
the convention may draw as many
as last year's record 2,000 and pos
After all, they point out, the
main purpose of a ramp conven
tion is to cat ramps. However, the
(See Ramps Pace 3)
On 3 Projects
Friday was voting day for Rotar
First they voted to give $25 to
the Cancer drive.
Then they voted to spend $40 to
send a high school senior to Boy's
State, in Chapel Hill.
And the climax of voting was
naming seven directors for the com
The board of directors will name
the officers, who will assume of
fice July first.
The seven-member board named
Friday was R. N. Barber, Jr., M. H.
Bowles, Dave Felmet, Johnny John
son, James L. Kilpatrick, J a c k
Messer and Jonathan Woody.
Hallett Ward, who has served as
president since last July, will be
a member of the board, and will
serve as vice-president next year.
5-Year-Old Child First
Highway Death In 1949
An auto accident on the edge of
Canton Friday afternoon took the
life of a five-year-old boy.
Larry Dale Pressley, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jennings Pressley, died
of his injuries at 6 a .m. Saturday
in Asheville's Norburn Hospital.
State , Highway. Patrolman Bill
Sawyer reported that the boy was
struck by a car driven by Charles
Franklin King, 49-year-old-deaf
mute worker of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company. The
officer said Larry suffered a frac
tured skull and a broken shoulder.
16 Grade A Dairies
In Haywood County
Holders Of Parking
Do you have a parking meter
ticket you haven't redeemed?
Better ret it out, and make
for the city hall with it before
Chief of Police Orvile Noland
said Monday that warrants would
be issued to all motorists who
have not paid their fines by the
first of the month.
"Some motorists have hail a
habit of not paying any atten
tion to the parking meter tick
ets, but they will soon find out
what they mean if settlement is
not made by May first," Chief
The honor of catching the first
trout of the season goes to Wayne
Rogers of Waynesville.
It was a lulu - - 22 inches long.
Up at the track of dawn Friday,
the day the season opened, Wayne
landed the brown beauty In Jona
than Creek, under the watchful
eve of Brother Max, who set a new
state record and possibly an East
ern mark when he caught a 33 V6-
inch rainbow trout in Glenvllle
Lake last month.
Calling the day their own legal
holiday, the Rogers brothers and
their companions. Ed Hill, James
Messer and Fred Emory made
successful debut for the season,
each catching the one-day limit of
They reported that their first
catches of the season were of "good
size" mixed brown, speckled and
Mrs. Haney Catches
A 19-Inch Trout
All the big ones were not caught
bv men. on opening day.
Mrs. J. C. Haney landed a 19
inch rainbow trout out of Jonathans
Creek with a minnow. The trout
weighed 2 pounds 14 ounces.
Wayne Corpening, Haywood
County Farm Agent, was elected
president of the county Agricul
tural Workers Council at a meet
ing at the Court House Friday
M. C. Nix of Bethel was named
vice-chairman, and Albert Fergu
son of Crabtree, Triple-A secre
tary, was elected secretary-treasurer.
The Council, composed of all
salaried federal and state agricul
tural workers, meets the third Fri
day of each month.
At the Friday night meeting,
recommendations for the 1950
agricultural program were dis
cussed. Boy Scout Honor
Court To Be Held
Tonight At Clyde
The Pigeon River Boy Scout
District Court of Honor for April
will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the
Clyde Methodist Church today. Ad
vance Chairman Donald Randolph
of Canton reported.
The officer quoted Lester Clark,
who was driving just behind Mr.
King, as saying that the little boy
Jumped in front of the car from
the side of the road, on U. S. 19-23
a quarter of a mile west of Canton.
The witness told the patrolman
that both he and Mr. King were
driving about 20 miles an hour
when the accident occurred.
The officer said Mr. King carried
the child to Dr. Joseph Westmore
land's office in Canton. Then a
Wells Funeral 'Home' ambulance
(See 5-Year-Old Page 3)
Shortly after the Haywood
County Community Development
Program got underway, ,the Pro
gram's Dairy Commission set a
goal of 50 new Grade A dairies to
be established during the follow
With less than three months
gone since organization work start
ed on the program, more than 16
new Grade A barns are now under
construction, County Agent Wayne
I think the goal will be reach
ed," Mr. Corpening declared.
Commission Chairman Frank
Davis added that he expects the
goal for new barns will be passed.
F. R. Farnham, North Carolina
State College extension dairy spe
cialist, who was here for a series
of meetings, said that if the mark
is reached, it will constitute the
greatest number of Grade A barns
he can recall having been built in
a single year in a single county.
Of the 16 new structures going
up, seven of them are in the Iron
Duff community, one of the first
to, organize for the county-wide
program, the county agent said.
These are being built by Hobart
Greene, Andy Ferguson, Joe
Haynes, Tom Chambers, Grover
Hogan, Jarvis Caldwell, and Tom
Other new barns are being built
through the rest of the county. Mr.
Corpening said, as other commun
ities push their dairy projects.
Part of the county dairy cam
paign is the conversion of Grade C
producers to Grade A production,
the county agent explained.
The job of promotion is a selling
job on the part of members of the
(See Dairies Pase 3)
Money Raised For
To Make Their Trip
The Appalachian State Teachers'
College band concert Thursday
night netted the Waynesville High
School band and singers just about
$35 toward financing their trip to
Greensboro this week for the Slate
Music Festival and band contest.
Band Director Charles Isley ex
plained that the boys' generosity
kept the figure from being much
The Appalachian students were
(See Money Page 3)
A. J. Hutchins
A. J. Hutchins, who has served
as Canton city school superinten
dent for the last 25 years, has been
re-elected for another two-year
School Board Chairman Gporg"
M. Trostell, made this announce
ment last week-end.
To Attend Meeting
The pastors and ruling elders of
the Asheville Presbytery will hold
their stated Spring meeting tomor
row at the Swannanoa Presbyterian
church, the Rev. Malcolm William
son of Waynesville. Presbytery
clerk, announced today.
Mr. Williamson, Waynesville
Presbyterian church pastor, and
C. R. Eckhoff, the ruling elder of
the Waynesville church, will at
tend the meeting which will open
at 10 a. m.
The Rev. Hoyt Evans, pastor of
the Franklin Presbyterian church,
who is retiring moderator, wi'.l
preach the opening sermon.
The delegates will hear the sta
tistical reports of all the churches
of the Presbytery for the last year.
Killed . . . . 1
Injured .... 12
(This Information com
plied from Records of
State Highway Patrol).