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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64th YEAR NO. 33 8 PAGES
Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N .C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 25, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Many Farmers Are
To Farm Projects
As recently as six months ago,
most people in Haywood county,
considered poultry raising as a
But under the stimulus of the
Community Development Program,
this "woman's job" is expanding
into a major industry.
With the program only three
months old, 19 new chicken houses
for commercial flocks have been
completed or are under construc
tion, County Agent Wayne Cor
And current indications promise
that the program's goal of 300,000
broilers in the county for 1949
will be reached.
The new poultry houses range in
size from structures for 1,000 or
2.000 birds to Hilliard Moody's
four-floor "apartment poultry
house" on the Dellwood Road, and
the houses like the ones at the
Sunburst Hereford where turkeys
will be raised.
Mr. Moody plans to have 40,000
broilers when the work he started
the first of the year is finished by
Referring to the new construc
tion, Mr. Corpening said:
"All this means that the poultry
industry is ofl the way up and
will take its place along with other
leading 'cash crops' in Haywood
prist driving Leading in construction of new
iw benches, houses for broilers and layers are
an the street the farmers of the Pigeon River
area where eight new poultry
lure blowing houses .have ajready been complet-
I Wiof-8treets1 ed tor are under construction.
rig scattered Van Wells, chairman of the coun
ly program's Poultry Commission
lation it was and of the East Pigeon Commun
m were re- lty Development Program, express
Bines on the ed confidence that the 1949 goal
benches to would be attained for broiler pro
fresh paint. (See Poultry Page 4)
2,500 Pounds Of Ramps
Washed Down By 1,100
Gallons Of Black Coliee
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Ready To Grass
Work is nearing completion on
the Memorial Plot in Green Hill
cemetery, and plans are to plant
grass on the plot by the middle of
T. C. Norris has the contract for
building the plot, which will be
a burial site for some 200 men and
women from Haywood who died
while serving their country.
The nine-foot memorial marker
has been erected, and tentative
plans are to unveil this in a spec
ial Memorial service on Sunday,
The project is being sponsored
jointly by Gold Star parents, in
cooperation with the American
Legion, the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, auxiliaries of both groups.
and the town and county.
By BILL LINDAU
Mountaineer Staff Writer
The ramp was honored yesterday
at Black Camp Gap in a way that
this fragrant plant has never been
honored before .
By the time the last weary work
ers climbed into their cars after
seven o'clock, 4,000 people from
14 states had travelled the winding,
narrow, dirt road that twists 4'
miles from the Soco Gap highway
to J. R. Boyd's field at the foot of
the Masonic Monument for the 18th
Annual Ramp Convention.
Yesterday morning, the commit
teemen and their workers had 800
pounfis of ramps ready for the first
early arrivals at the sunny, wind
Before the convention ended, the
visitors from stales as far off as
Washington, had consumed 2,500
pounds of the lily-leafed plants
with the combined aroma of the
onion and the garlic.
Dewey Sutton reported that the
delegates drank more than a
thousand gallons of the coffee his
committee had prepared from more
than 50 pounds of the raw material.
He and the workers on his coffee
committee were kept busy almost
constantly filling the cups of the
visitor, J, - a- ' '-'r'i.: - '.
Looking over the visitors, eating
quietly and listening to' the Hay
wood Ramblers sing their hillbilly
songs, Dewey admitted that the
affair which he and his fellow coon
hunters started, had grown some
since the day in 1930 when a dozen
people came to the first conven
The delegates ate their ramps in
a dozen different ways fried with
country ham, scrampled with eggs,
boiled, and eaten plain raw.
For the more timid who did not
care to carry the unique aroma with
them all week, there were sand
wiches from the stores.
There were plenty of songs, some
clog dancing, and Mack Hill of
Canton, with his guitar and his
western ballads, and other soloists
But there were no speeches. The
late adjournment of the 1949 Gen
eral Assembly on Saturday pre
vented many state officials and
legislators from attending. Secre
tary of State Thad Eure sent his
Convention Secretary Clarence
Medford showed messages from
Governor Kerr Scott, U. S. Rep.
Monroe Redden of Hendersonville,
and Agriculture Commissioner L.
Y. (Stag) Ballentine, expressing
their good wishes and their regrets
Out or the heavy traffic that
carried nearly 4,000 people to
yesterday's Ramp Convention at
Black Camp Gap, there was only
State Highway Patrolmen Jeff
May and H. Dayton reported that
two cars met on a curve of the
4Mf-mile, narrow, twisting moun
Damage: one scraped fender.
Waynesville High School's 50-
piece band got a rating ot excel
lent from the judges at the North
Carolina Music Contest Friday at
the Woman's College in Greens
The 30 girls and 20 boys in the
band finished behind Central High
of Charlotte and High Point High
School, each of which was rated
But, Waynesville Band Director
Charles Isley said today, his young
sters drew high praises unanimous
ly from the music scouts of the
University of North Carolina, Ca
tawba, and many other colleges
in the slate.
Mr. Isley. who attended the
week-long feslival-and-contest af
ter bringing 18 of the schools
singers to Greensboro last Monday
declared that the band "played as
well as they ever have, and I am
proud of them."
He added that the students took
their setback in the hand contest
with a display of good sportsman
ship, just shrugging it off and pre
dicting they'd do better next time.
The singers, who performed in a
chorus of 600 students from
throughout the state earlier in the
week, and the bandsmen both
gained valuable education and ex
perience from their trip, Mr. Isley
The Waynesville band opened
with "Army oi Night,". a march by
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Resolution Passed By
Board To Extend City
Limits Around Section
The Waynesville board of aldermen have passed a reso
lution proposing an ordinance which would extend the city
limits to include all of Aliens Creek.
The officials are publishing today, a formal legal notice
setting forth the area included in the proposal, and setting
the date of Thursday, May 26th, for all voters and property
owners in the area affected to be
Two boys arrested last Monday
have admitted the then of cigar
ettes and cameras from the Clyde
Pharmacy the night of March 12.
Canton Police Chief W. N.
Stroupe said Billy Robinson, 22, of
near Clyde and J. C. Houston,
about 18. of Clyde, signed state
ments admitting the break-in they
said netted them about $21.
The officer added that the boys
ace each Jarecd specifically with w"n , Ann oi mum, . inaic.i uy
of the goods he said were worth
air and coni
f cludy and
f staof the
Masonic Past Masters
To Meet Tomorrow
The past masters of the 41st
Masonic District will hold their
spring meeting Friday night at the
Hazelwood Presbyterian Church,
Secretary C. B. Hosaflook announc
A supper will be served at 7:30
(See Ramps Page 8)
A large number of Waynesville
Rotarians are attending the Rotary
District Conference in Henderson
ville tonight and tomorrow. The
delegation is headed by H. S. Ward,
president of the local club.
Among those from here expected
to attend the conference some
time this afternoon and tonight
include: Richard N. Barber, Jr.,
Rev. M. R. Williamson, M. H.
Bowles, Johnny Johnson, David
Hyatt, Dave Felmet, Leo Weill, B.
J. Colkitt, Felix Stovall, Jonathan
Woody and H. S. Ward.
between $75 and $100.
Last Wednesday, Clyde Police
Court Judge N. C. West continued
preliminary hearings on the
charges until May 2 on motion of
Defense Attorney Charles Smath
ers of Canton.
Both defendants are free under
$500 bond each signed by their
Robinson was arrested in Clyde
by Clyde Police Chief Shay Hen-
son who signed the warrants, and
Houston was taken into custody by
Canton Patrolmen James Mason
and Everett Moore.
The two boys told the officers
that they drove to Arlington, Va
in Billy's car the night they broke
into the store, pawned one of the
cameras for $1 and sold the 20 ear
tons of cigarettes at a tavern for $1
Four days after the thefts, they
were back home, broke.
The officers recovered the pawn
ed camera and another one un
damaged from a thicket on the
banks of the Pigeon River a mile
The boys told officers that they
threw the other two cameras from
the store in the river.
Chief Stroupe said they gave no
reason for throwing the cameras
Both boys work at odd jobs.
of Destiny," and concluded with
"Suite In F For Military Band" by
The judges selected tho, last
piece for the band to play, and the
musicians themselves elected to
play "Force of Destiny,'' though
they had their choice of playing
(See Rand Page 4)
JONATHAN WOODY was elect
ed president of the Rotary Club
here by the newly elected board
of directors. Mr. Woody will as
sume office July 1, succeeding H.
Woody Is Named
Jonathan Woody will assume the
office of president of the Rotary
Club here on July first.
Mr. Woody was named by the
seven-member board of directors
who were elected by the club a
Richard N. Barber, Jr., will be
the new secretary, and George
Kimball will be treasurer, and
Johnny JoHrisoV ftlsistiin'E treasur
er. H. S. Ward who has served as
president for the current year, will
become vice president.
The board of directors are: Rich
ard N. Barber, Jr., Jack Messer,
Johnny Johnson, David Felmet, M.
H. Bowles, James L. Kilpatrick,
Jonathan Woody, and H. S. Ward.
Changes Made On
Ticket For May 3
The field was still slim today
as the May 3 Canton municipal
election drew closer.
Mayor J. Paul Murray and Floyd
Woody were the only candidates
for the city's highest office. Fred
Pressley withdrew last week.
The rest of the lineup for city
government officers, Elections
Chairman Clarence Medford re
ported, was as follows:
For the three posts on the board
Incumbents A. B. Robinson and
P. D. DeWeese: and A. J. Reno,
Albert J. .Anderson, Cole Cogburn,
Connie Henson, and Red Miller.
Mayor Murray, and Mr. Robin
son, ueweese, and Keno, are run
ning on the same ticket.
uniy alderman not seeking re
election is Lloyd Sellers, who an
nounced the press of business pre
vented him from making the race.
Police Judge Ralph Mea.se and
City Solicitor T. A. Clark also are
running for re-election.
Legislature Passes Six
Local Bills For Haywood
Representative Grover C. Davis
arrived home Sunday after attend
ing the 109-day session of the Gen
He termed the session, "an inter
esting one, and it seems, a rather
progressive program for the state
Rep. Davis said that Governor
Scott had accepted an invitation
extended by him to come to a farm
event in Haywood in the near fu
ture. The invitation was extended
just before Mr. Davis left Ra
leigh. "Haywood will get $250,000 for
the state school building program,
and $1,892,000 if Governor Scott's
(See Legislature Page 8)
Officers Searching For
Iron Duff Sign Wreckers
It's Vaccination Time
For Dogs, Says Vet
Now is the time for all good
People to needle their pooches.
Dr. A. R. Riegg, Haywood County
rabies inspector, Is doing the actual
needling himself at rabies clinics
throughout the county.
The Hazelwood veterinarian re
minded dog owners today that state
law requires them to have their
Pets lnnoculated against rabies.
He reminded hunters particular
ly that bears, foxes, and raccoons
can transmit rabies to hounds.
The schedule for clinics:
Fines Creek B. E
eery. Fines Creek, 4
James' Store, 5 p.m.
Whilp Oak w
p.m.; N. C.
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Farm. 6 p.m.; bioeny
Wednesday 3 p.m., R. J. Mcs
ser's Store, Cecil: 4 p.m.-Walker
Brown's Store, Retreat; 5 p.m.
Thursday 3 p.m., Ira Cogburn s
Store, Cruso; p.m.. Oils Massie s
Store, Cruso; 5 p.m., -Bridge at
mouth of Dicks Creek; 6 p.m..
Rickman's Store. Pigeon Valley.
Saturday morning civic leaders
of Iron Duff finished putting up
signs on the highways leading into
their community. (
Saturday night holes were shot
in the signs, and the supporting
Sunday morning officers had ex
cellent fingerprints and started an
Monday morning new signs had
Such is the 24-hour period cover
ing the life of the signs in Iron
Duff. The signs are part of the
Community Development program,
and is a community betterment
Two of the large signs fell fate
to the vandalism, as well as one
owned by Oral L. Yates, leading to
Jarvis Caldwell, in working with
investigating officers, said that
prosecution will be pressed to the
Veterans and members of the
community program plan spent
much time and money making and
erecting the signs.
TVA Writer Interested
In Special Farm Issue
Mrs. Rosslyn B. Wilson, writer of
the Division of Agriculture Rela
tions. TVA, said yesterday:
"It is with a great deal of pleas
ure that we learn about the forth
coming special edition of The
Waynesville Mountaineer. This edi
tion, we understand, is to feature
community organization as a new
tool farm people in Haywood Coun
ty are using to achieve a better life.
"In publishing this special edi
tion, your newspaper is actjng on
its firm belief that the truly im
portant news is happening here
on the farms and in the homes of
Haywood County people. Wherever
a man makes two blades of grass
grow where only one grew; wher
ever two head of cattle graze on
pasture that once fed only one;
wherever our land is brought to
produce better food, better homes,
(See TVA Writer Page 8)
J. R. Morgan, member of the
State Board of elections, was
notified Monday to be in Relelgh
Wednesday, to set up machinery
for holding the state-wide elec
tion on Governor Scott's $200,
000,000 highway program.
The election will be held Sat
urday, June 4.
Area Hit By High
Winds On Sunday
Wind here about noon Sunday,
and early afternoon, reached a
Pedestrians found it hard to
walk against-the gale, and in one
instance, a group leaving a church,
sat in the grass on the side of the
highway until at strong "gust sub
sided. One store house building on Bal
sam Road was blown from its foun
dation. The building was empty,
and owned by Joe Welch.
Highway Patrolmen reported
cars were swayed by the high
winds. No wrecks were reported.
Soldier Shaken Up As
Car Leaves Highway
Pvt. Davis Asbury Medford was
bruised and shaken when his car
hit a bank on the Dellwood road
Pvt. Medford was blinded by the
lights of an approaching car. and
lost control of the car as it left
the pavement and hit a soft shoul
der. No estimate was made as to
the damage to the car.
Pvt. Medford is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bryan Medford, and re
turned Sunday to his post at Fort
The proposed line would begin
at Browning Branch where the
Waynesville line, now runs, and
then across in front of the Royle
& Pilklngton Co., Inc., to the Haz
elwood city limit, over to the rail
road and up the creek to the rail
road near the Welch barn. From
there to the Hyatt Creek Road,
and across the highway, swinging
around toward the Aliens Creek
school to a point in the R. O. Al
len and James Page line on Brown
From there across Camp Branch,
on to Farmer Branch to the
southern boundary line of the
G. C. Farmer property. Then
south of Farmer Branch, to the new
corner of the Waynesville line at
the Country Club.
Conservative estimates are that
between 1,500 and 2,000 people live
within the area as outlined in the
description given in the legal by
the town board.
The formal notice also sets out
that if fifteen per cent of the quali
fied voters in the designated area
sign a petition requesting an elec
tion on the question, then the town
board will call such an election.
The voters in Waynesville will
also have the right to have an
election called upon presentation
of cjWllaiuJbfu:ijig fifteen per
cent of the signatures of the quali
fied voters of Waynesville, the no
The legal procedure is identiral
to that which was used in extend
ing the city limits as to include
East Waynesville, according to J.
R. Morgan, attorney for the Town
Mr. Morgan said here this morn
ing that he understood that many
signatures had been put on a pe
tition by property owners in the
area signifying their approval of
the plan as outlined by the town
board of aldermen.
Special Committees Selected
Aliens Creek Program
Aims For Better School
New Church At
Hyder Mountain's new and mod
ern Methodist church was dedicat
ed at services yesterday by Dr. C.
N. Clark, Methodist District Sup
erintendent. Citizens of the community con
tributed the money and much of
the labor to the new chapel which
replaces the old frame church that
served the community for half a
The new church, which seats
about 180 persons, was filled to
capacity for the dedication services.
Lower Crabtree C. D.
Meeting Set For May 17
Lower Crabtree citizens will hold
their next community development
program meeting May 17 at the
Crablree-Iron Duff School.
Dr. Blanton To Preach
At Baptist Revival Here
The Rev. L. G. Elliott yesterday
launched the series of revival
meetings at his First Baptist
Church with two sermons.
At the regular morning service,
he preached his sermon based on
the title "A Compulsory Matter".
Last night the pastor discussed
the theme "Taking Christ Seri
ously". Dr. Sankey Lee Blanton, dean of
the Wake Forest College School
of Religion, will discuss the
"Preaching of Jesus" at tonight's
meeting which will start at 8 p.m.
Tomorrow night, the Wake For
est dean's subject will be "Impli
cations of Discipleship" and on
Wednesday he will discuss "The
Scandal of the Cross".
Dr. Blanton, fomer pastor of
Wilmington's First Baptist Church,
is the visiting minister for the re
vival which will continue through
At each of the weekday meet
ings, scheduled for 8 p.m., and the
Sunday meetings at 11 a.m. the
church's combined choirs will sing
under the direction of Charles Is
ley, Waynesville High School band
director and minister of music for
the host church.
Aliens Creek citizens Thursday
night decided to work for a bigger
and better school building in their
community development program. ,
The action was taken at a meet
ing at the school house.
They completed the organiza
tion of the program with the ap
pointment of special committees.
During the meeting, also, they
saw movies of last year's out-of-state
farm tour which resulted m
the organisation of the county
wide community program.
After the meeting adjourned,
Mrs. Fred Farmer, Lonel Allen. El
wood Caldwell, and Mrs. Jo Nor
man went to work arranging the
special program for the next meet
ing, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at
the school house.
The entertainment feature of
the meeting will be a spelling bee.
The committees named were:
Foods and Nutrition Mrs. Gar
land Mills, chairman; Mrs. Luther
Beef Cattle Scott Cunningham,
chairman; John Estes, Lcm Shep
herd, Will Wilson, Grady Farmer,
and E. W. McCracken.
(See Aliens Creek Page 8
Injured . : : . 12
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).