ST4!)AU) 1T,: romp --22()-2:,ii x v. .c. r. loiisvilli: kv' J I p p s Cl treat 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 . . . Don't tawk 'boat yore Spring fever too match fnkes mout konclood hit's p-yore laze'ness. 64th YEAR NO. 36 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 5, 1949 $30 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties' n. " - , nssutiaiea i J , r 1 1949 American Mother -,nirv have in L found the LTU .hit vou can i " 'It i" nii itiinJj lhP same cosi fctrv saifl. k. mialitV of fed: " makes Jou nave :- smootn, anu L- and editor I.. Honartment I spent Wed- town, gamei unday column here tickled enough notes tins, ne anked curves highways. Dry hm men were fcnesday after- Iden, one, man startled look in eet bacon. e closed. Now cereal Thurs- reconciled, he lectins contin- hening his lips the baconlcss Blossoms Georgia Tech he is interest- the scientific Iramp. Some- jis of the root plant, he says, en unable to becies. indicated, are boss to mighty according to leaves, roots, For instance, plant that riy'i Manuel, look, will tell ember of the pre stem being Iristics of thi the plant be other physical right be found lor Davis needs ramp before iterminc what s. From the (re of the leaf. 'II be ahlp in definite family Cross Blood N in Haywood first donors inpion YMCA Iwdmobile was 'nations of one 1 Person to the Center. first donors 10 a.m. May 17 lhe Waynesviiie Asin c,nton, Jben hand to center. c'ors and tech the equipment v'tal work ""dergo'ex nB!ne whether "donate blood. Is explain. " dnor anri Bn form Ce m mtich Plheofthe 44 5 ifi FAIR 1 a Mrs. Pearle Owens Gillis of fort Worth, Texas, is the American Mother of 1949. This 60-year-old mother of six children was chosen for the honor by the American Mothers' Committee of the Golden Rule Foundation. She and her husband, who works for the Post Office Department, have four boys and two girls, all with musical talent. One son is a Baptist foreign missionary; another, a Nation al Broadcasting Company production director; a third is a college professor, and the fourth is a music arranger and composer. Clean -Up Campaign To Start With Parade Here Monday Morning At Ten Police Warn Dog Owners of stray docs in Hazel wood stand to be fined and their dog apprehended if the animals are allowed 'to run loose with out a license tag and certificate of vaccination against' rabies, it was announced this morning by Chief Woodard of Maselwood. A similar warning was Issued by Chief Orvllle Noland In Way nesville a short time ago. There are ordinances in both towns against letting dogs run at random, and officers are warn ing that owners will be hailed into court unless the practice is stopped. Jank Program oday In County 10 Pay Costs In Drunk Cases At Canton Court Canton Police Court Judge R. R. Mease ordered 10 defendants charged with public drunkenness to pay court costs of $11 each last Monday. One motorist paid, $10 in costs on a speeding charge. The judge continued until next Monday hearings on several drunk driving cases before adjourning court. Power To Be Off Two Hours On May 15 It 11. Burleson of the Caro lina Power and Light Compaay, announces that the power will be off in Waynesville, Hazelwood, Lake JnnaJuska, Balsam and the R-E.A. Unes on Sunday, May 15th. from 2 to 4 p. m. Crabtree Methodists To Build Modern Church The congregation of the Crab lJ"ee Methodist church have just pought a 2 acre site on top of the "HI near the school on highway . - 209 for a ftiodern new struc ture. The new church will seat about 300, and will Include Sun day School rooms. The building committee has an nounced tht k - - u,t uuftiuui win wai 5?tween tis.hon tunnn rl!5ge! totallnS $7,200 have' al ready been made. The' church has A parade led by the high school band will mark the beginning of the annual Clean-Up dxive in WyiiesvHle"m HazelwoodThe parade will start marching at ten o'clock, it was announced by G. C. Ferguson, general chairman. City officials of both towns are helping to promote the campaign, and announced yesterday that ex tra trucks, and special crews will be used in order to remove- all trash and garbage put out where it can be easily picked up. Should the crews miss anything on their routine rounds the town officials of both towns urged that the town hall be called and a crew would be dispatched to get the material. As a special feature of the cam paign, school children will be giv en an opportunity to get a free pass to the Strand or Park Theatres here for the 11 o'clock Saturday show. Each school has been given a supply of pledges, and all a child has to do to get into the show free is to get the signatures of ten people who agree to cooperate in making the community cleaner. The pledges are on one slip of paper, and these will be exchanged for a pass by a policeman at both theatres for the 11 o'clock show Saturday. Showing at the Strand is Allan "Rocky" Lane in "Sun down in Santa Fe," plus "Gangs of Chicago" and a color cartoon and chapter No. 5 of "Ghost of Zorro." At the Park will be Bill Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy in "Strange Gamble" and "Hit The Road" with the Dead End Kids. Saturday Girl Scouts Swill dis tribute literature and placards to places of business. The Chamber of Commerce, through Miss Mary Lu Elwood, assistant secretary, is cooperating with the Clean-Up campaign. The campaign will get underway Monday, and continue through the 16th. Officials of both towns urged that citizens clean up their premis es. The special committee will make an inspection on the 9th and again on the 16th. Places that have not been cleaned by then will be subject to legal action as pre scribed by ordinances of the two (See Clean-Up Page 6) already paid for the property for the new church. Tentative plans are to get the blue prints by June first,' and every effort will be made to move Into the new building sometime during the fall. A decision has not been made as to whether the struc ture will be rock or brick. The architect is due in about a week and definite plans will be com pleted at that time. (See Crnbtre--Piep fit Civil Court Term Opens E'lon. Judge John H. Clement of Walk ertown will start hearing civil cases for the May term on Monday in Haywood Superior Court. Forty-two jurors have been im panelled for the two-week term. Jurors drawn for the first week include: Waynesville, Carl Arring ton, Mrs. S. E. Connatser, Ben Med ford, Charles H. Gaddis, G. C. Fer guson, Mrs. J. H. Way, Jr., Don Al len, Joe F. Davis and R. V. Leath crwood; East Fork, W. P. Postom; White Oak, Walter C. Lane; Crab tree, Dillard Haney. Fines Creek, Carl S. Green; Ivy j Hill, Guy Campbell; Jonathan Creek, Will J. Howell, L. N. Leath erwood and Jule Boyd; Clyde, Hor ace H. Anderson and C. D. Penland; Beaverdam, Monroe H. Silver, George H. Jones, W. W. Mitchell, Harley M. Robinson and J. Frank Queen. Jury for second week includes: Fines Creek, Marion Green, Glenn Noland and Joe Mauney; Jonathan Creek, H. C. Burgess; Crabtree, Paul Sanford; Beaverdam, Homer V. Cagle and Mabie Glance; Iron Duff, Dennis Crawford and Joe A. Chambers; Clyde, Jake Sutton, Clarence Hill and R. C. Ledbetter; East Fork, Tom Burnette; Ivy Hill, Arthur White and W. S. Ferguson; and Waynesville, Lawrence Leath- erwood, D. P. Pressley and Tom Queen. New Contract Signed For Laundry Workers AFL union officials and the operators of the Waynesville Laundry yesterday signed a new work contract. The new contract, which a union spokesman said differs little from the former agreement, was approv ed unanimously by members of the local in a secret ballot taken at a meeting after it was signed. The Agreement will become ef fective Saturday for a year and affects 36 union workers at the plant. The major change from the old contract is that the employees will be paid for the actual time they work. Under the former agreement, payment of wages was made for a minimum 5!4 day work week, re gardless of the actual time the employee spent on the job. Prior to the time the new con tract was signed, the owners in stalled four more large fans and several smaller ones to improve the ventilation in the plant. The contract was signed by Fred (See Laundry Page 6( Hay Cattle, Tobacco Will Be Discussed At Session Here Saturday A Haywood County Farm Bu reau meeting will be held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday for a discussion of beef cattle, dairying, and tobacco problems. Marshall Kirkpatrick, a Crab tree community dairyman, will re port in regard to the dairy cattle situation, and George Stamey of Pigeon will discuss beef cattle conditions. Both men represented the Hay wood Farm Bureau at last week's district meeting in Statesville spon Home Agent For Farm Edition Assistant County Home Dem onstration Agent Elise DeLoz ier describes the forthcoming Mountaineer Farm Edition as "something that the people in the county have needed and wanted." The Farm Edition, Miss DeLozier added, will bring a clear under standing of the county-wide Com munity Development Program to the people of the county. "It is a great help, in under standing something if we can see it in print," she declared. The Mountaineer's special edit ion, Miss DeLozier added, will stimulate the formation of new Secretary 11 lilMlHIIWWWrt IfrllfHiOlfi i liftiliHittr (lnilWWililM Dr. Frank P. Graham, North Carolina's freshman U. S. Sen ator, has appointed J. Richard Queen of Waynesville, as his ex ecutive secretary. Mr. Queen had been named to the same post by Senator J. M. Broughton, Dr. Graham's predecessor, who died shortly after lie was sworn in. Dr. Graham decided to retain the late Senator's entire office staff. Officers Inducted By Jaycees The new officers of the Way nesville Junior Chamber of Com merce were inducted formally Mon day night at a dinner meeting at the Waynevilla Dining Room. Outgoing President Harry Rob inson, presided over the meeting, which also featured discussion of plans for the next dinner meet ing as a ladies' night event in June and for attending the week end State Jaycees convention in Asheville. R. L. Bui-gin, Jr., took office as president of the Junior Chamber, succeeding Mr. Robinson. Robert Korte was inducted as the new vice-president; Tony Jones as treasurer; Bill Dover, secretary; Charles Woodard, State director; Bill Porter and Bill Norris, di rectors for two years; and George West and Herb Singletary, direc tors for one year. 2 Incubators Given Hospital By Lions The Lions Club tonight will present formally two modern in cubators to the Haywood County Hospital. Members of the Hospital Board will receive the gift at the Lions Club's regular meeting at the Towne House. sored by the N. C. Farm Bureau Federation. Current burley tobacco ware house charges and commissions also will come up for discussion. The questions about what action tobac co farmers want to take on these matters will be answered then. Presiding over the meeting will be Charles B. McCrary, president of the Haywood Farm Bureau. Officials of the county organiza tion urged all farmers, whether or not they are members, to attend this meeting. Sees Need ideas through its accounts of what the individual communities are do ing in the Program. "Our communities," she added, "Will only be as fine as, in our courage, we will make them fine, and by our courage the communit ies can be changed into the kind of communities we want them to be." This issue is being anticipated with enthusiasm particularly by the women of the county, Miss DeLoz ier pointed out. "Women, especially, have much enthusiasm for programs that have as their aim better homes, better farms, better communities, and a better county," she sa'd. Woody Defeats Murray For Mayor Of Canton Floyd Woody was elected mayor of Canton in the Tuesday Munici pal election as he upset Mayor J. Paul Murray by a vote of 806 to 694. The voters put two candidates on the Murray ticket on the Board of Aldermen, but Alderman P. D. Deweese, another member of the ticket, was not re-elected. Alderman A. B. Robinson, run ning on, the Murray ticket, was re elected, drawing 430 votes. A. J. Reno, also running on the ticket, was elected to his first term as an Alderman, gaining 739 votes, while the voters named Sebe Plott, an independent, to the third post on the Board. Mr. Plott polled 714 votes. The unsuccessful candidates for alderman, in addition to Mr. De weese were M. C. Henson, who drew 503 votes; A. J. Anderson, 430; Haywood Young Democrats President F. C. Cogburn, 329; and Elmer Miller. 179. A total of 1,542 citizens cast bal lots in the election, approximately half the number registered in the city's two precincts. City Solicitor T. A. Clark and Police Court Judge R. R- Mease, Sr., were re-elected ot their offices without opposition. The officials of the new admin istration were sworn in yesterday by the retiring mayor in the city Awaiting Bond Election Results Board Defers Decisions On School Boildia. Pleas RotcUife Heads School Masters Carl Ratcllffe was elected presi dent of the Waynesville School Masters Club at a meeting at Pat rick's Restaurant Monday night. He succeeds M. C. Nix of Bethel school. E. J. Evans was elected vice- president; and Frank Rogers, secretary-treasurer. The members heard State Rep resentative Grover Davis of Hay wood tell of the legislation which the 1949 General Assembly enacted that effects schools. On the lighter side, the Way nesville Township high school quartet entertained the group with several songs. Pharmacy Case Continued Till May 10 Preliminary hearing on break' ing, entering, and larceny charges against Billy Roblnscm of near Clyde and J. C. Houston of Clyde has been rescheduled for Tuesday in Clyde Police Court. Judge N. C. West last Monday continued the hearing until then on motion of Defense Attorney Charles Smathers of Canton. The charges against the two youths arose from the break-in of the Clyde Pharmacy the night of March 12 when four cameras and 20 cartons of cigarettes were taken. 15 Taxed On Drunk Charges Mayor J. H. Way, Jr., presiding as police court judge last Monday, ordered 15 defendants charged with drunkenness to pay court costs of $12.60 each. The defendants had been taken into custody over the weekend. The cost of trying to save a cou ple of minutes amounted to $20 for one motorist. He was'fined $10 and ordered to pay court costs of $10 more on a speeding charge. Hazelwood Firms Given State Safety Awards Two Hazelwood firms today were presented with safety awards of the North Carolina Department of Labor. Certificate for work, in prevent ing industrial accidents was pre sented by the Department's Seventh District labor inspector, George W. King, to the England Walton Division of the A. C. Law rence Tehther Company. New Mayor Floyd W. Woody is tlio new may or of Canton. He defeated in cumbent Mayor J. Paul Murray, who was seeking his third straight term, in the city election last Tuesday. court room. More than 100 people attended the ceremonies. The Haywood County Board of Education la.st Monday deferred action on school building requests pending the outcome of the .June bond elections. Large delegations representing the Maggie and Spring Hill schools appeared with smaller delegations from other county schools before the board at the, meeting Monday to plead lor new buildings or im- rprovements to the old ones Members of the board and Coun ty Superintendent Jack Messer agreed there was "no question" about the need for improvements of some type on virtually every one of the 20 schools in the county system. But what improvements will be made, Mr. Messer said, depends on the amount of money that will be available. The 1949 General Assembly has approved $250,000 for the county system. If the voters authorize the (See School Board Page 6) Mr. Messer Re-Elected County School Head Sgt. Williams' Body Being Returned Here The War Department last Mon day notified Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams of Waynesville that the body of their son, .who was killed in action in World War II, was being returned from Europe. The message did not say, when it would reach this country. Sergeant Frank R. Williams, Jr., a graduate of Canton High School, died when his B-17 bomber was shot down over Germany on March 17, 1945. He had enlisted in May, 1943 when he was 18 years old. Garrett Funeral Home will make the arrangements for the final services. L. K. Barber, superintendent of the plant,t received the certificate in behalf of the company. Mr. King presented the other safety award to the Royle and Pilk ington Company, Inc., with Plant Manager B. E. Colkitt receiving it for the firm. The departments official- said both companys won these citations for reducing their plant accidents 40 per rent in the !ist vesr. To Purchase Fire Truck; To Train 15 Volunteers The Hazelwood Board of Alder men voted yesterday to buy a fire truck, other equipment, build a fire house, and set up a volunteer department of fifteen members. The board authorized Mayor Clyde L. Fisher to place the order for a truck, costing about $9,000 fully equipped. Mr. Fisher said that plans for constructing a building for the truck and department would be worked out in a few days. The size of the beuilding depends sonie what on the size of the equipment as well as some other features, he explained. There is a possibility that a two story building will be wecled, with living quarters on the second floor for a full-time fireman. This will be determined later, it was pointed out. The building will be on town property near the Pres byterian church on Main Street. A specialist will be brought in to train a volunteer department of fifteen men, Mr. Fisher said. The training period will not start for some time. "We will give due notice of that at the right time," he explained. Mr. Fisher said this mornhij; that he had contacted some build ers of fire equipment, and had learned he could get delivery with in 90 days after the order had been placed. At present, Hazelwood has a con tract with Waynesville for fire pro tection. The ten-year contract ex pires in about a year. Just what affect, if any, the fim department in Hazelwood will make on insurance rates was not known, Mr. Fisher said.' Faster Mail To Big Creek Sought Twenty-three residents of Bin Creek and the lower end of the county are seeking a star mail route from Cove Creek to Mt. Sterling. They made application through their attorney, T. L. Green, but had the proposition turned down, although the postmaster here and at Cove Creek had formally ap proved the project. Mr. Green said the application would be renewed. At present, mail going to Mt. Sterling must go to Asheville, then to Newport, Tenn., and up to Mt. Sterling the third day. "Some of my clients live six miles from the post office, but live right on highway No. 284. ' Mr. Green said. Jack Messer was re-elected Hay wood County superintendent of i schools and R. T. Messer. chair man of the County Board of Edu cation Monday. The memoers of the Board took the action during their meeting to effect routine biennial reorganiza tion. The chairman and the superin tendent were named for new terms of two years each. The terms of the other members of the board, Homer V. Cagle of Canton and W. V. Davis of Crab tree. will not expire until April 1951. The tenure of office for theie men are four years each. The members of the board also appointed members to the six school committees for the county for the next two years. The committeemen will elect (See Jack Messer Page 6) Highway Record For 1949 (To Date) In Haywood Killed.;:: 1 Injured .: :. 15 (This Information com piled from Records of State Highway Patrol).