STANDARD PTG TO Corop 220-230 S First loriSVILI.K KY St 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 UNCLE ABE SEZ . . . Do lump'm an' be critty sixed; do nothin' an' be forgot' I reckon that's wusser. - 64th YEAR NO. 31 8 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 18, 1049 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties ft was &"w poison grass stain lored dress. worse was were ac nearcd the youngster. . 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F ff of th Max, 74 70 45 83 Huge Crowds Attend 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 Craig. NAMED. OFFICER 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 Program Again The Hazelwood Boosters Club have voted $100 for improving and renovating a room at the Haywood County Hospital. 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 this year. Guy Messer Joins Police Force Here Guy Messer, former member of the police force, is back at his old job again. 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. Min. 45 55 31 19 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 Lake Junaluska. 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 rise services. 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 Easter. Elsewhere through the county, large congregations overflowed churches and chapels for the spec ial Easter services. 400 Attend Fiddlers Convention The Lumber Jacks String Band and Fiddler Bob Rich took top hon ors in the fourth annual Fiddler Convention at the Maggie School Friday night. 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 mention anyhow. 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: Sopranos-MVIozelle Liner, caret Reece, Nancy Francis, Mar Sally Stovall, Betty Franklin and Ann Green; .. Altos Betty Duncan, Dorothy (See Musicians P"e 3) Damage By Frost Yet Unknown 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 For Adjournment 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 Hazelwood Gets 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 stock. 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 Mountaineer. Lead Jonathan 0 a u" N ( ii in iiiii mi ii I - 1 iiiimiiii it it - ' an mwinwn r n iiiimiiiiiiii...jI (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 cemetery. 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 wood county. 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 morning. After being X-rayed at Haywood County Hospital, Mrs. Peeler was sent to Aston Park Hospital in Asheville for special treatment of a fractured hip. 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 west. Then, he added, it was too late to stop. 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. Creek Program 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 good. 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 pected. ' 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 mink raiser. 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 sibly more. After all, they point out, the main purpose of a ramp conven tion is to cat ramps. However, the (See Ramps Pace 3) Rotarians Vote On 3 Projects Friday was voting day for Rotar ians here. 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 ing year. 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 Under Construction In Haywood County Holders Of Parking Tickets Warned Do you have a parking meter ticket you haven't redeemed? Better ret it out, and make for the city hall with it before May first. 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 Noland said. Another Rogers -Another Big Trout 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 10 fish. They reported that their first catches of the season were of "good size" mixed brown, speckled and rainbow verieties. 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. Corpening Named President County Agriculture Group 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 afternoon. 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 ing year. 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 Corpening reports. 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 Bryson. 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 School Musicians 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 larger. The Appalachian students were (See Money Page 3) Canton School Board Re-Elects 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 term. School Board Chairman Gporg" M. Trostell, made this announce ment last week-end. Local Presbyterians 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. Highway Record For 1949 (To Date) In Haywood Killed . . . . 1 Injured .... 12 (This Information com plied from Records of State Highway Patrol).