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SMYEAR NO. 35 12
East Pigeon Community Officers
Shown here are three officers of the East Pigeon Community De
velopment program.; They are, left to right, C. S. Rollins, vice
chairman, Mrs. Will Kuykendall, reporter and Van Wells, chair
man. The group have held several meetings, and are getting
their program organized for constructive projects. This is a
Mountaineer photograph by Ingram's Studio.
Office Had Nice
Gain In Business
- Iii swne MMiiBr 4-,flifra,"
for the Waytiesvitte Post Office
became reversed In the Thursday
issue, much to the embarrass
ment to Postmaster J. H. Howell,
as well as this newspaper.
The post office had a fain of
$769.56 during the first quarter
of this year over the same period
last year. This year's business
totaled $13,228.07 for the first
three months, as against $12,
458.51 for last year.
A nice gain, and one the offi
cials can justly be proud.
The Mountaineer regrets the
rror was made.
Is Erected Here;
The Memorial Marker has been
erected at Memorial Plot in Green
Hill cemetery, according to Mrs.
Will A. Medford, chairman, of the
group who are SDnnsorine the pro
ject. Mrs. Medford represents the
uoid Mar parents, in cooperation
with the American Legion, Veter
ans of Foreign Wars and the auxili
Mrs. Medford announced ' that
she and her committee were anxi
ous to get all pledges to the Mark
er paid by Saturday, May 7th.
nans are being completed for
the dedication on May 29th, and
the sponsors are anxious to get
the marker paid for in full by the
Champion Paoer and Fibre nurs
ery men plan to start planting
shrubbery and exergreens this
CLEAN-UP COMMITTEE TO
The clean-UD wppW mmmittpe
will meet at the Chamber of Com
merce OffirP TWcriau u "J n'lnMr
G. C. Ferguson, chairman, said that
detailed rvlnn. fn. . .it
wide campaign would be launched
Waynesville FFA Team
Wins Judging Event
ne Waynesville team won the
ana nog judging contest Fit
t'j " th annual Nantahala Fu
ture Farmern nt im...
chapUrT fr FFA menlbera o 14
FJ.he. ten from the Glenville
"A, however, walked off. with first
Pri in dairy judging.
cunt... JT. 8 Jimmy f armer
Ptured individual honor. In the
hi. lnUH,Ix Point ler than
James Boyd, who
.-""""wi second. The third
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At
PAGES Associated Press
Citizens of Haywood County will
join other Tar Heels at the polls
June 4 to vote on proposals to is
sue bonds for road and school
The separate elections for the
hnnd issues were provided in meas
ures enacted by the 1849 state
Governor Scott in a proclama
tion called on state and county
boards and elections officials to
hold these elections. ' !
Haywood Elections Board Chair
man Jerry Rogers announced to
day the plans which were made in
accordance with the governors
He said registration books will
be open next Saturday (May 7) for
eligible Haywood citizens not now
registered, and will remain open
through May 21.
He added Saturday, May 28, will
be challenge day.
"Those who are already regis
tered on the regular county books,,
Mr. Rogers' announcement said,
"will not have to register to vote
in this special election."
98 Arrested Here
During April; Is
New High Record
Pntirp records here were shat
tered in April, as 98 arrests were
bv the department. Chief
Orville Noland reported. "This is
the heaviest month in seven years
Over the week-end 20 were ar
rested by the officers here. Two
were charged with speeding, one
for driving without a license, one
reckless driving, four disorderly,
and 12 for being drunk.
Two Vehicles Collide
During Rain Storm
Damages of about $175 were re
ported by Patrolman O. R. Roberts,
resulting from an unavoidable col
lision in East Waynesville during
a rain late Friday.
A 1939 Ford driven by a Mr.
Johnson, of Sylva, and a station
wagon, driven by Richard Barber,
collided. The Johnson car suffer
ed damages about $125, and the
Barber vehicle about $50, the pa
trolman said. i
her of the Waynesville chapter,
Linton Palmer, tied for third place
with Robert Pruett of Glenvuie.
This year's Waynesville team
thus improved on the performance
o the 1948 combination wmcn nn
(iiori in rnnd dacp in this event,
and reversed the top two posi
Franklin, which won the com
petition last year, placed second.
Both teams will compete in the
beef cattle and hog judging event
at the district FFA contests at
;isee FFA Page
and United Press New, .
Dead Man Found Down
Steep Dank Off Alley
A coroner's jury decided today
the death of Houston McClure
was due to natural causes.
The body of a middle aged
man, identified by police as
Houston McClure of Waynesville,
was found at about 3:30 p.m. to
day in a lot just off Maia Street
behind the Pure Oil service sta
tion. Dr. J. F. Pate, Haywood Coun
ty coroner, called a jury to hold
an inquest at the Garrett Funeral
Home in the death of McClure.
After . viewing the body. Dr.
Pate said Mr. McClure had been
dead 24 hours or longer.
He added death could have
been caused by a fall from the
top of the bank, but that would
be up to the jury to decide.
There was a small pool of
blood near the man's mouth. But
officers pointed out that bleed
ing could have been produced by
an internal hemorrhage from
The body, dressed In work
trousers and a jacket, was dis
covered by Freddie Garrett, a
young Hazelwood boy, as he was
walking1 on the bank above the
Police described Mr. McClure
as a handy man In his early 40 's
who worked at odd jobs.
i Officials o .the RaniD Conven
iiow elected Girt wood Smathers of
Canton, as their president Thurs
day night and decided to hold next
year's convention in May to take
Advantage of the Warmer weather
and the tourist season.
After considering the record at
tendance of nearly 6,000 that was
registered for.the 1949 convention
on April 24 at Black Camp Gap,
they also elected a board of , direc
tors for the first time and discuss
ed plans for installing sanitary fa
cilities and beautifying the
Clarence Medford, who was re
elected secretary, reported that
North Carolina Secretary of State
Thad Eure telephoned earlier in
the week he would come to next
The convention officials approv
ed him again as principal speaker.
Mr. Eure gave the principal ad
dress at the 1947 session, but late
adjournment of the General As
sembly prevented him from ap
pearing at this year's event.
The convention officials set no
specific date for the 1950 session,
but said it would be held two or
three weeks later than this year's
In their meeting at Palmer's
Furniture Store, they elected Dick
Powell of Canton, vice-president,
(See Ramps Page 6)
Three Hurt When Train
Hits Work Bus At Clyde
A number of Clyde men narrow
ly escaped death early Saturday
morning when the work bus on
which they were riding was struck
by a diesel engine at a railroad
crossing in the center of the town.
The driver, Ransom Green, and
two passengers, E. M. Green, Sr.,
and Floyd Mackey received in
juries, while the other passengers
were reportedly unharmed.
Mr. Green was dismissed from
the Hospital here on Sunday.
Cpl. E. W. Jones, who investigat
ed the wreck, quoted the driver as
Canton Preparing For
City Election Tuesday
Canton Elections Chairman Clar
ence Medford said everything is
ready for Tuesday's municipal
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 wfeek was not nearly so
"hot" as it had been the previous
Some observers, however, fore
cat up to 2,500 of the city's 3,-
The Eastern Entrance Of The
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON. MAY 2.
LEO WEILL has just returned
from an extensive tour of Eur
ope, and feels elated over the
manner in which conditions have
improved since a year ago.
Europe Is Fast
Getting Back On
Feet, Says Weill
"American money, food and
clothing has brought about a dif
ferent Europe in the past few
years," Leo Weill, who recently re
turned from an extensive trip
abroad, told Rotarians here Friday.
He pointed out that conditions
were greatly improved, and "you
can feel the relaxation of the peo
ple and the better condition
through the American aid called
the Marshall Plan," he pointed
New buildings hav"e been erected,
and you can see an all these build
ings, posters Showing the public
what American aid did for them.
The posters .say "United States pays
for the manpower and the wages
for all the work that is done."
"The European Recovery Pro
grams has pavilions erected at fairs
for industrial and agricultural ex
hibitions, and these should impress
the countries to increase their in
dustrial and agricultural output and
enable them to stay on their feet
when our aid program is finished,"
Mr. Weill continued.
Mr. Weill made a comparison of
what he saw of the Berlin air lift
on his last trip and this time. He
said, "I thought it was enormous
the last time, but it was nothing
compared to what I saw this time
and it is really over our imagina
tion what these American flyers
are doing to supply Berlin with
food and necessary materials.
The former industrialist here
pointed out that "while conditions
are improving, it would be perfect
if the people would start to change
Mr. Weill speaks five languages,
and understood the expressions and
sentiments' of the people on the
street in regard to the program,
and the possibility of another war.
He said in this respect, "A lot of
educational work has to be done.
(See Weill Page 6)
saying that bushes on the side of
the track obstructed his view and
he did not see the train until he
had pulled slightly on the track.
Green, according to the story he
told Corporal Jones, said that he
attempted to drive forward when
he sighted the engine, but that he
started too late to clear the track.
The diesel, traveling east from
Waynesville, was said to be pulling
27 loaded cars. '
Jones said that the engine struck
the left front of the hood, "and
(See Bus Wreck Page 6)
000-odd registered voters would
go to the polls next Tuesday to
select their city officials.
Mayor 1. 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
(See Canton Page 6)
Great Smoky Mountain,
Route 19 Named Smoky
Mountain Highway By
Board As Noland Leaves
Building Line Estab
lished Along Soco Gap
Road From Lake To
Two things for this immediate
section., were accomplished by D.
Reeves Noland at his last session
of the State Highway Commissibn.
On the day before Governor Scott
named J. Dale Thrash as commis
sioner of the Tenth District, Mr.
Noland while attending a session
of the commissioner officially nam
ed Highway No. 19-23, from Ashe-
ville to the Parkway either at
Soco or Balsam Gaps as the
Smoky Mountain Highway.
The other matter deals with
the building line on Highway No.
19 from Lake Junaluska to the In
tersection of .the road to Cataloo
chee Ranch, above Maggie. No
building can be placed within fifty
feet of the center of the highway
in that area, the ruling now on the
books of the Highway Department
Mr. Noland said the property
owners in that area had requested
the building line along the high
way, and that he had had in mind
for sometime the naming of the
Highway from Asheville west as
the Smoky Mountain Highway.
(See Noland Page 6)
Ivey Newman of the Osborne
Lumber Company, Canton, was
elected president of the Canton
Civitan Club Thursday.
He succeeds Beekman Huger of
The Champion Paper and Fibre
The other new officers elected
at the club's regular noon meting
at the Hotel Canton were Norman
Freel of the Freel Furniture Com
pany, vice-president; and Edwin
Haynes, of Haynes Insurance Com
Thev will be installed at a meet
ing some time in June, Mr. Huger
To Dime Board
In Cancer Drive
During Friday and Saturday,
men, women and children dropped
small change and bills onto the
dime board operated by members
of the Waynesville Business and
Professional Women's Club.
Mrs. W. M. Cobb, commander of
the Haywood County Cancer Drive
for 1949, reported today that these
donations totaled $218.
The board has been set up on
Main Street by club members.
Six Choruses Of
School To Sing
Six choruses of 240 pupils in the
East Waynesville Elementary
School will give recitals at the
school on Thursday.
The choruses of approximately
40 voices each under the direction
of Mrs. Cliff Senne will be from
each of the first six grades.
The concerts will start at 1:30
p. m. and will be resumed at 8 p.
m., with Mrs. W. L. Matney play
ing the piano accompaniment.
The sixth grade chorus will sing
four selections, and the others will
sing three each.
"Haywood women are very much
interested in the Community De
velopment Program, and look for
ward to the special edition based
on this program which will be
published soon by The Mountain
eer," Mrs. W. D. Ketnpr, chairman
of the Haywood County Council of
Home Demonstration Clubs, said
"Any farm program which means
progress has the Interest of the
farm women of this county," Mrs.
1949 jToo In Advance In
Grandpa Trout and His Grandson
Mm nun i mi i in i "I jfupi r ' m
The biR trout on the right, being held by William Harrison, is the
grandpa at the Balsam Fish Hatchery, while the little fellow be
ing held by Leo Reiger, superintendent of the Hatchery, is a grand
son. These trout are just two of a half million at the Hatchery.
The grandson is about a year old, while "the old man" is several
years old. A Mountaineer photograph by Ingram's Studio.
Hall Hon Trout
Produced At lalchery
Here For VEJG Streams
Woody Slated To
Get High Office
In Banker's Group
PINF.HURST (Special To The
Mountaineer) Jonathan Woody is
slated to be named third vice presi
dent of the North Carolina Bankers
Association, in session here today.
The election is slated to take place
Mr. Woody, president of the
three hanks, at Waynesville, Hazel
wood and Brevard, has held several
important committee assignments
wilh the Bankers Association. He
formerly headed the agricultural
committee and sponsored several
projects of state -wide interest for
The association elevates its vice
presidents each year, and in three
years Mr. Woody is slated to be
the state president.
Here for the convention from
Waynesville are Mr. and Mrs.
Woody, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Aaron
Prcvost. Mr. Prevost is a direc
tor of the First National Bank,
Methodists Give Good
Reports At Mid -Year
District Meet At Clyde
More than 150 Methodists rep
resenting churches all the way
from Murphy and Shooting Creek,
to Morning Star, met at Clyde Sat
urday for the mid-year Waynes
ville District Conference.
The ministers and lavmen. who
came from 32 charees in sevpn
counties, heard budget reports and
iscussea special causes ana in-
"The community development
program is a big program. It is
far-reaching, and we are happy to
know that a special edition of the
paper is to be published soon that
will carry all details, together with
a lot of pictures about the pro
gram," she continued.
"Our home demonstration clubs
are active in the county, and this
program is of interest to all of
them." 3be said.
UNCLE ABE SEZ . . ,
Some fokes ir jist like an
ol' cow bard al'ays tryin' to
take over the nes other
"smart" burds has made.
Haywood and Jackson Counties
If you are a trout fisherman, and
happen to come back from a fisi
ing trip some day with an empty
creel, and a nasty disposition, be
careful what you say. Don't kick
the cat around and fume that
"there ain't no fish."
The records, and facts are dead
There are trout, and trmrt and
then some more trout. At least a
half million of them in the moun
tain streams of ten Western North
Carolina counties that were not
there last year. All because of
the 365-day job done by experienc
ed men at the Balsam Trout Hat
chery, near here.
Leo Reiger, superintendent of
the Hatchery since 1935, said this
week that a half million trout are
hatched and distributed into the
streams each year.
Almost daily, a truck loaded with
brook trout, rainbow trout, and
brown trout, leave the Hatchery
for some designated stream. The
fish are 8 to 10 inches long, and
provide a fisherman with a thrill
everytime he hooks one.
The Balsam Hatchery, the larg
est in the state, and one of the
finest in the south, has been pro
viding the finest specimen of trout
(Continued on page 1, section 2
terests sponsored by the Western
North Carolina Conference.
Dr. C. N. Clark of Waynesville,
district superintendent, presided.
Many of the churches reported
(See Methodist Page 4)
Killed . . . : ,1
Injured..". . 15
(This Information com- '
piled from Records of !
State Highway Patrol). -