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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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4th YEAR NO. 34 20
West Pigeon Community Leaders
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Among the principal officers elected when the West Pigeon Com
munity Development Program was organized are, left to right,
Chairman John Sloan, Mrs. Henry Garner, secretary; Vice-Chairman
Jack P. McCracken. Mrs. Clifton Terrell, assistant reporter;
and the Rev. Clyde Collins, treasurer. Mrs. Clyde Collins, reporter,
was absent when the picture was taken.
Haywood Post Offices
Show Business Better
Than Same Period '48
Have Until May 1
To Settle Up'
Motorists who have "lost" the
citations for traffic violations
have until Saturday night to see
the Chief of Police.
Many motorists who have got
ten tickets from the police for
parking overtime against park
ing meters have failed to report
to the city hall and pay their
Chief of Police Orville Noland
said that on and after May first,
warrants would be issued to
those who had "forgotten" to
come in and pay the fine of one
Many have paid up during the
Check Water Flow
A study of stream flow on the
Waynesville watershed has been
approved by the board of alder
men. The study will be made by spe
cialists of TVA and. the State and
National Forest Service. There
will not be any cost to the town.
The three agencies made a tim
ber survey of the watershed some
time back, as a basis for cutting
matured timber from the area. The
study of stream flow will follow
this same line of study, according
to G. C. Ferguson, town manager.
At Hominy Creek
The showing of movies featured
the Community Development Pro
gram meeting for Hominy Creek
citizens at the Beaverdam School
Community Chairman Herschel
Hipps presided at the meeting,
which attracted a large group.
Dime Board Will Be Set
Up For Cancer Campaign
Members of the Waynesville
Business and Professional Women's
Club will take their campaign to
raise funds for the relief of cancer
victims to the streets of Waynes
ville Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. Ethel Hayes Fisher, chair
man of the Club's Dime Board
Committee; inhniinmJ uactnritfiv
that virtually every member of the
"'g-mzauon will help operate a
Qinoe board In front of the First
National Bank on those two days.
s- W. M. Cobb, commander of
the Haywood County Cancer Drive,
ur?ed all citizens to cooperate In
PAGES Associated Press
vPhoto by Ingram's Studio)
Judging from quarterly receipts
from the four post offices, business
in Haywood county is about nine
per cent better than it was during
the first quarter of last year.
The postmasters at Waynesville,
Hazelwood, Canton, and Clyde, re
ported postal business durfng the
first three months of this year ag
gregated $190,672 that's about
$17,000 better than the four post
offices did during the first three
months of 1948.
Of the four, only Waynesville
reported decreases compared with
the first quarter of last year, and
these amounted to less than $800.
Postmaster J. 11. Howell report
er! prnss business for the first
quarter of this year aggregated
$12,458.51, which is $7by.4b under
the figure for the same period last
As usual. Canton's volume of
business topped all other post
offices in the county. Postmaster
Wade Hill reported that grgss busi
ness for the first three months of
this vcar reached $174,917.55, com
pared to $157,825.20 for the first
quarter of 1948.
The Carlton postmaster noted
that stamp business was slightly
off. $7,304.50 worth having Deen
cnlrl during the first three months
of 1948 compared to $7,175.28 in
sales for the same period this year.
Mr. Hill estimated, however, that
the volume of incoming parcel post
and C.O.D. packages was 40 per
cent heavier than it was during
the same period a year ago.
Hazelwood Postmaster Thurman
Smith reported a marked increase
also in eeneral gross business last
quarter, particularly in money
The Hazelwood post office had
to deduct $12,380.23 from its total
for the last two quarters when it
was discovered that a firm that
was a patron of the Waynesville
post office had been mailing in
However, gross business in the
March 1949 Quarter, totalled $2,-
389.97an increase of $451.83
nvpr the 1948 quarter business.
DnrinB this vear's March quarter,
the Hazelwood office issued $28,-
488.43 in 2,173 money orders, re
(Sec Post Offices Page 8)
this worthy cause to help achieve
.nrt sumass the county's goal of
$2,500 for this year.
The schedules lor tne wumcia
are as follows: Friday, 9 to 10 a. m.,
Mrs. Kenneth Lowe and Miss Elise
DeLozier; 10 to 11, Mrs. W. O. Dov-
i x-. nnwsrd Rrvson: 11
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to 12, Mrs. Wilma Sease and Mrs.
Ethel Hayes Fisher; u io i v- .
Miss Dixie Campbell and Mrs. Joe
c ik. i n 1 Mrs. Kenneth
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Stahl and Mrs. Edith Alley; 2 to 3,
J C J Al-lfi (vl PC
Miss Mary Meaioi,u
(See Dime noara rr
and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 28,
O. C. James has leased the main"
building of the Sims Tire and Bat
tery Company, and will move his
furniture store into it on June
L. E. Sims, owner, will begin
work in 10 days, on an addition to
the rear of the grease rack of the
building for his tire and recap
ping plant, in addition to a 1,700
square foot garage.
Mr. James took a 10-year lease
on the building, and will Increase
his line of furniture about three
times over his present stocks in !
the Hazelwood store, which will be
Mr. James said that many new
lines and several additional nation
ally advertised lines would be car
ried. Work is already underway in
renovating the building in pastel
colors for the furniture stock. No
changes will by made to the ex
Mr. James opened his store "in
Hazelwood in October 1947.
He said yesterday, the "new lo
cation will give me a larger build
ing right in the heart of Waynes
ville, and ample parking space for
Mr. Sims said he plans to en
large his service and parts depart
ments for Jeeps, and maintain a
complete tire service. The gar
age and parts department will be
in the building which he will build,
and the tire department in the
present grease rack room and the
room to the back.
"Since I decided to devote all
my time and attention to the Jeep
agency, and a tire service, 1 did
not need my present building for
this. In fact, the building did not
lend itself for a garage, and for
that reason I decided to lease it,"
Mr. Sims said.
"Instead of one business on Main
Street, the move will be the same
as three businesses, since I am
building a garage," he continued.
To Speak At
W. M. Landess head of the Ten
nessee Valley Authority's Agricul
tural Relations Department, will
address a joint meeting of Beaver
dam and Hominy Creek citizens at
the Beaverdam School May 10.
The joint meeting will be held
in connection with the Haywood
County community development
$50 Offered For
Arrest Of Vandals
Citizens of Iron Duff are offering
a reward of $50 for information
leading to the arrest and convic
tion of those responsible for tear
ing down signs erected in connec
tion with the Community Develop
Community Chairman J. R. Cald
well, who signed the advertisement
of the reward appearing in today's
Mountaineer, said the signs were
damaged Saturday and Sunday
Canton Preparing For
City Election Tuesday
Canton Elections Chairman Clar
ence Medford said ballots are be
ing printed today for Tuesday's
He reported few new names were
added to the registration books
which were opened in preparation
for the election.
Predicting a light vote, Mr. Med
ford reported that activity during
the past week was not nearly so
"hot" as it had been the previous
Some observers, however, fore
cast up to 2,500 of the city s 3,-
County Agent Praises
Special Farm Edition
"I have just looked over the
plans for the special Farm Edition
being prepared by The Mountain
eer. It should make one of the out
standing farm issues ever publish
ed," Wayne Corpening, county
agent said this morning.
"It is especially appropriate at
this time that the edition be pub
lished, because of the Community
Development program which is
underway in Haywood County,"
the county agent continued.
"The plans, and articles T have
Haywood Farms Being
Studied By Specialists
(Photo by Ingram's Studio)
LESTER BURGIN, JR., is the
new pres'dent of the Waynesville
Junior Chamber of Commerce.
The organization has started into
its second year of activity here.
Twenty-three Haywood County
girls were among the sever
al hundred who attended a state
rally of Future Homemakers of
America at Raleigh last week-end.
A style show with the F. H. A.
members modeling clothing they
had made in their high school home
economics classes was a feature of
Geraldine Fish of Clyde model
ed a two-piece brown light weight
suit and, Betty Farmer of Waynes
ville wore a lavender waffle-pique
suit. Patsy Smathers represented
Canton School, wearing a red taf
feta evening dress and black velvet
cape, which she had made.
While in Raleigh, the girls at
tended a session of the Ganeral
Assembly and went to a tea given
in honor of the F. H. A. by Mrs.
(See 23 Girls Page 8)
People from throughout Hay
wood and Buncombe Counties will
launch the month of May in a
burst of song.
They will gather Sunday at the
Crabtree Baptist Church for the
monthly singing convention, with
Ray Parker of Canton presiding.
The Rev. William Abel, pastor
of the host church, will preach the
sermon during the all-day conven
tion. The visitors will take time out
only for lunch, which many will
bring with them in picnic baskets.
Mrs. Way Messer, secretary of
the church, said all singers have
a special invitation and everyone
000-odd registered voters would
go to the polls next Tuesday to
select their city officials.
Mayor J. Paul Murray, seeking
his third consecutive term, faces
Floyd Woody. Standard Oil Com
pany distributor, in the major con
test of the election.
Also seeking re-election to their
offices are Aldermen Albert B.
Robinson and P. D. DeWeese, both
running on the same ticket with
Running for their first terms as
(See1 Canton Election Page 8)
read, together with the many pic
tures I saw, shows that the edi
tion is especially adapted for the
farm families and will carry in
formation In which the men, wo
men, and children of every farm
family will be interested.
"The edition, in fact, will be a
step forward toward making better
rural living for the farm people in
Haywood county. We are extreme
ly happy the edition is being published."
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Agricultural workers are study
ing Haywood County farms in an
effort to obtain "blue prints'' of
the best possible combination of
The study being made by a team
of men from the North Carolina
State College Extension Service,
Tennessee Valley Authority, and
the U. S. Department of Agricul
ture is the first of its kind ever
launched in North Carolina.
State College Farm Manage
ment Specialist Moyle Williams ex
plained: "We are trying to find the com
bination of operatio'ns that will in
the long run give the best return
in income to the farmer and at
the same time build up and con
serve his soil."
"For example," he added, "we
might find that livestock added to
a small tobacco farm might prove
to be this most profitable combin
ation. But this Is just an example."
The study started six months
ago, when the team picked 150
farms at random.
"These farms," Mr. Williams ex
plained, "represented a cross sec
tion of the different kinds of soils,
the different sizes of the farms,
and the different types of farming
the county has."
These 150 farms were then clas
sified into major groups. And
from each of these groups, one or
more average farms were selected.
The detailed studies are being
made on these average farms.
The workers, with the farm own
ers cooperating, study the soils of
these average farms, and gather
detailed information about their
resources and their operations.
From the soil maps that are pre
pared, and the other information,
the members of the team try to
decide what system of farming, in
the long run, will be the most
profitable to this "average" farm
from the standpoint of Income to
the farmer, soil building and soil
"The resulU of this study," Mr.
Williams said, "wjll be used by the
various agricultural agencies to
help further the agricultural pro
gram in this and other mountain
Just what results the study has
obtained so far, Mr. Williams could
"Much of this work," he ex
plained, "is being carried on on
a confidential basis with the in
He added, however, that this in
tensive study would be completed
(See Haywood Farms Page 8)
$200 Fine Given
A conviction of drunk driving af
ter his license had been revoked
cost a motorist $214.40 this week.
Judge R. R. Meese, Sr., levied
the $200 fine and $14.40 in costs
against the defendant in Canton
Police Court Monday.
Two others charged with drunk
driving lost their licenses for one
year and had to pay fines and
cost totalling more than $100 each.
One was fined $100 and ordered to
pay $11 in costs, while the other
was fined $110 and the same
j amount of costs.
A man accused of being drunk
and disorderly was ordered to pay
a $25 fine and $13 In costs.
It cost three defendants $11 each
in court costs on public druoken
ness charges, while a fourth had to
pay $13.25 in costs because he
stayed in jail a little longer.
Bring In $1,950
Almost $2,000 In pennies, and
nickles have been put into
Waynesville parking meters
since January first.
Through April 21, the town has
collected $1,950.15, according to
records in the town hall.
The money goes into the gen
eral fund of the town.
Haywood Resident Comes
Back After Long Absence
No one could ever accuse Wal
ter Allison of wearing out a wel
come. Last Saturday night, he and
his wife reached the home of j
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ferguson on
the Soco Gap Road after a trip !
from Caldwell, Idaho.
The last time Mrs. Ferguson
had had a visit from her brother
was 20 years ago.
The Allisons will spend the
summer here, getting reacquaint
ed with Mr. Allison's sister and
two of his brothers, .1 H. and
1949 $3.00 In Advance In
Saunook Community Officers
The men and women above were elected principal officers when
the Saunook Community Development Program was organized this
mouth. Hack row, left to right, are Dick Barber, chairman; Hay
Smathers, treasurer; and John Sparks, vice-chairman. In front of
them are Jean Hall, reporter, (left), and Mrs. Clifton Shook, secretary.
Aliens Creek Residents
Name Committee To Get
Details On Annexation
Issue Statement To
Citizens Of Area,
Officials of the town of Hazel
wood today, are publishing a state
ment addrefstd to Ule residents
of the Aliens Creek section, set
ting out their position on the mat
ter of proposed annexation with
The full statement, appearing
i on page six, is signed by the may
or, and three-member board of al
dermen. The statement sets out that the
Hazelwood board ordered a sur
vey made of Aliens Creek, but did
not include as much territory as
the proposed Waynesville plan. Be
fore the surveyor could" complete
the mat) of the area, the Waynes
ville board passed a resolution pro
posing to annex the area, the state-
I The Hazel v. ood officials continue
j by saying: "Vt. feel the people of
! Aliens ( reek should have some
' help wilh both its water and its
sewer problems." They also point
(See Hazelwood Page 8)
Clean-Up Week Is
I Set For May 9-14;
(Jel our soap and water; dust
j cloths and mops.
Annual clean-up week is on the
A special committee named by
I the Chamber of Commerce, togeth
er wilh civic leaders, will meet at
Uhe city hall Tuesday at 3:30 to
: man final plans for the campaign
j which will be staged the week of
; May 0-14.
! Letter-; went out yesterday to
all civic yroiips asking that they
' have a representative present at
Ihe meeling. Mrs. Frank Knutti,
1 secretary of the Chamber of Com
! merce said that plans were to also
send the letter to schools in the
! C. C Ferguson was named gen
eral chairman, and is being assist
ed hy It. L. Burgin. Jr., James
' Kilpatrick. George A. Brown, Jr.,
V. Curtis Russ, David Felmet, and
I William S. Ray.
Marvin Allison, who live in
Waynesville, and Mr. Ferguson,
He has another brother, Low
ry H. Allison, who lives in
This is only the second time
the 55-year-old farmer has re
turned to Waynesville, since he
left his home 35 years ago to go
into business in California.
The Allisons, parents of two
children, sold their Idaho farm
before coming here, but plan to
return to Caldwell after their
Haywood and JacksonCoun ties'
(Photo by Ingram's Studio)
Majority At Mass
Meeting Vote Favoring
To Become Part Of
BY MRS. BLANCHE FRANKLIN
A group of Allen's Creek citizens
voted Monday night that they
would prefer becoming residents
of Waynesville if they were to be
incorporated into either Waynes
ville or Hazelwood.
The majority vote came at n
meeting of approximately 150 ot
Allen's Creek's 1,500 residents at
the school house and followed a
The mass meeting was called
shortly after the Waynesville board
of aldermen adopted a resolution
in the matter.
The resolution proposes passage
of a city ordinance extending the
city limits to include Allen's Creek.
After the vote at Monday night 's
meeting, a committee of five wa-;
appointed to circulate a pet it inn
and to meet with the Waynesville
aldermen on the matter.
This committee, headed by Chair
man R. L. Hendrix will report to
the Allen's Creek residents at an
other mass meeting May 9 at the
Other members of the group are
L. L. Gilleland, Derry Norman,
Vance Muse, and E. O. Ensley.
During the discussion. Dr. Tom
Stringfield told the audience what
advantages there would lie in be
coming a part of Waynesville.
It was pointed out that, among
other things, Allen's Creek resi
dents would get Waynesville water,
ISee Mass Meeting Page 8)
In Lab Accident
Mrs. M. G. Stamey received
painful acid burns Wednesday '.'i
the high school chemistry labora
tory, when sodium which bad been
used in an experiment accidentally
sprayed on her hands and face.
Mrs. Stamey is receiving treat
ment at the Haywood County Hos
pital where sru is reported to be
resting comfortably. She expects
to return home tomorrow.
Killed . ; ; : 1
Injured .... 12
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).