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64th YEAR NO. 37 14 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 9, 1949
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Lions Club Gives Incubators
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W. M. Landess, head of TVA's
Education and Information section,
will address a joint Community
Development Program meeting for
residents of Hominy and" Beaver
dam at 7:30 p. m. Thursday at the
"The joint session is expected to
attract up to 100 people, includ
ing county agricultural workers
and leaders of the Community De
le, including i velopment Program in the two
bin, Mr. and areas
ded trips to
ack in Hay-
ng his work,
it right now
(Photo by Ingram's Studio)
Last Thursday night, the Lions Club formally presented these two modern incubators to the Haywood
County Hospital. At extreme right is F. M. Byers of Canton, secretary of the hospital's board of trus
tees, who received the gifts on behalf of the hospital. Members of the Lions Club's Health and Wel
fare' Committee who worked on the arrangements connected with getting the gifts are, left to right:
Chairman Lester Burgin, Jr.. Jimmy Itcid, Grayden Ferguson, Howell Crawford, and Di. Jim Fender.
Dr R. S Turner, another member of the committee, was not present when the photo was made.
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Aliens Creek To
Aliens Creek citizens will hear
the formal report of their special
committee tonight at 7:30 at the
school. The committee was named
two weeks ago at a mass meeting to
study the proposal of Waynesville
to annex the area.
R. L. Hendricks was named chair
man, together with perry Norman,
Vance Muse, O. LEnsley and L.
A. Gilliland, as a committee to
study the proposal, get facts, and
make a recommendation tonight.
Chairman! Hendricks said the
meeting would begin promptly at
7:30 in order that those attending
could also attend the revival now
in progress at the church.
"The committee has a report
and recommendations to make to
night," Mr. Hendricks said this
Lions Club Gives Hospital
Two Incubators To Help
Save Newborn Infants
Men Known Who
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Iron Duff people.
The apologies, he added, must
be made at a Community Develop
ment Program meeting at 7:30 p.m.
at Davis Chapel.
The damaging of the signs,
which had been made and erected
as a project in the Iron Duff Com
munity urogram, tired the com
munity with indignation.
Within a few hours after the
igns naa been torn down, resi
dents had replaced them.
(See 3 Men Page 8)
Infants who are born danger
ously underweight at the Haywood
County Hospital now have a bet
ter chance to live.
Last Thursday' night, the Liotft
Club formally presented the hos
pital with two modern Incubators.
In accepting these gifts on be
half of the hospital, F. M. Byers.
secretary of the institution's board
of trustees, said simply:
"This is a fine act. I accept not
for the superintendent, or the
nurses, or the other officials but
for the people of Haywood county.
"I am sorry that the people can
not see the sincerity in which this
Joe Davis represented the Lions
Club in making the formal presentation.
Dr. Jim Fender, a member of
the club's Health and weiiare
Committee, in explaining the de
tails of the incubators to the aud
ience at the dinner meeting, in
dicated what they will mean to
the newborn, underweight infants.
Up to now, the hospital has used
two wooden incubators that were
heated with light bulbs. Dr. ten
der explained that under these con
ditions, humidity and temperature
could not be controlled accurately.
The Lions Club's gifts, the latest
scientific designs, are equipped
with controls that can regulate
heat and humidity to the finest
degree, and with registers that
show the doctor at a glance the
physical conditions surrounding the
infant in the box. In addition,
there is an opening iq each to
permit the admission of oxygen.
At the same time, the glass win
dows on top and front give a clear
view of the baby to the attendant.
He also indicated the importance
of these scientific instruments that
maintain life when he pointed out
that Haywood county has a high
rate of premature births and one
of the biggest birth rates in West
ern North Carolina.
He also pointed out that these
incubators can be carried to homes
to take care of emergency cases.
Mr. Byers was introduced to the
club by Lester Burgin, Jr., chair
man of the committee. Mr. Bur
(See Lions Club Paffe 8)
G. C. Cooper, Lake Junaluska
school principal, suffered a stroke
early Friday afternoon while teach
ing one of his classes.
He was reported in satisfactory
condition today at the Haywood
County Hospital, where he was
taken for treatment.
RatclilTe Cove Group
To Meet On Thursday
Ratcliffe Cove residents will
hold a Community Development
Program meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at the Elizabeth Chapel
A special program will be ar
ranged for the meeting.
Judge John Clement granted 9
divorces by noon today as the two
week civil term of Haywood Su
Sixteen Cases were docketed for
Of the cases scheduled to be
called opening day, 14 were divorce
The calendar for today included:
Christopher vs. Christopher, Shep-
pard vs. Sheppard, Chambers vs.
Chambers, Hendrix vs. Hendrix,
Haynes vs. Haynes, Clark vs. Clark,
Henry vs. Henry, Griffin vs. Griffin,
Howell vs. Howell, King vs. King,
Bryson vs. Bryson, Rogers vs. Rog
ers, Haney vs. Haney, and Freeman
vs. Freeman, and these regular
civil cases: George vs. Reeves, and
Massie vs. Massle.
On tomorrow's calendar:
Williams vs. Gregory, Henson vs.
Jarrctt. Re: Will of Noland; Fer
guson vs. Noland, Ferguson vs
Noland, Stanley vs. Sawyer, Blythe
vs. Insurance Company, General
Electric vs. Sutton, and Moody vs.
Wednesday. Cogburn vs. Helms,
Massie vs. Ketner. Turner vs.
Shuler, Sentelle vs. Murray, Ful-
bright vs. L'eatherwood, Patton vs
Bowers Construction Company, and
Buggs vs. Gibson.
Thursday: Shackleton vs. Fede
ration, Inc., Carver vs. Leather
wood, Laundry Supply vs. R. T.
Lanning, Wright vs. Fiscus, and
Wright vs. Fiscus.
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
erwood; East Fork, W. P. Postom;
White Oak,-. Walter C. Lane; Crab
tree, iJillard Haney.
Fines Creek, Carl S. Green; Ivy
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
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 Mable 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
Fines Creek Communty Officers
These are the officers for the Community Development program of
Fines Creek. Left tfo right: M. M. Kirkpatrick, treasurer; Mrs.
Paul Ferguson, vice chairman; Charles H. Ducked . chairman; Mrs.
Furman Noland, reporter, and Mrs. T. W. Rogers, secretary. This is
a Mountaineer photograph by Ingram's Studio.
County-Wide Set-Up Is
Planned For Community
Approximately $7,500 is being
spent renovating the Masonic Tem
ple. The third floor has already been
renovated, and workmen are now
installing a modern automatic
elevator in the building.
The large assembly room on the
second floor is being made into two
modern suites of offices for two
local phyisicians, according to W.
R. Francis, one of the owners of
Plans are to renovate the entile
second floor and also the (irst. Mr.
The Elks Club occupy the third
floor, and with the two physician's
quarters are completed, the entire
building will be occupied with the
exception of one office on the
first floor, he said.
Up By Clubs
Four rooms and a ward at the
Haywood County Hospital have
been renovated, and partly refurn
ished by three civic clubs', tJna-
gusta''HftiDMttrrlnf Corporfttlorirdustry, Agriculture and h6me"1ife
Three More Communities
To Organize This Week
Three more communities will be
organized this week to complete
the formation of the Community
Development Program in Haywood
Residents of Cruso will hold
their postponed meeting at 7:30
P-m. Thursday at the Cruso School
elect the principal officers for
their community program. 1
The North Clyde program will
De organized at the same time to
morr&w at the Clyde school, while
residents of the White Oak sec
tion will meet at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at the home of Mrs.
Robert Davis to name their spe
Meanwhile, Assistant County
Agent Wayne Franklin was con
tacting residents of Dutch Cove to
arrange a similar organizational
For the Maggie area, County
Agent Wayne Corpening said he
(Sep Commnnltie Pajre 8
Clean-Up Inspection Is
Made Of Community, As
Annual Campaign Opens
Clean-Up week got off to a good
start Monday morning, being ush
ered in by two bands in a parade,
headed by citizens with mops and
After the parade, a special community-wide
committee made an
inspection of the entire area. The
committee reported the residential
areas looked "fairly well" but said
the worst offenders seemed to be
garages and service stations.
"The alley back of Main Street
also needs some attention," the
The group reported several
"sore" spots were found, and own
ers of the property will be con
tacted today. Most of the "sore"
spots were vacant lots, the com
The committee will make anoth
er Investigation on next Monday,
and those places that have not been
cleaned up in the meantime will
be given another visit, it was point
"Everyone seems to be inter
ested, and wants to do their part
to clean-up," G. C. Ferguson, gen
eral chairman, announced.
Hundreds of school children
took advantage of the free passes
to the two theatres here Saturday,
and enjoyed the programs for get
ting housewives and business men
to sign pledges to clean up.
Garbage trucks of both towns
are working on fast schedules to
gather up all garbage.
Dr. Clark Sees Great
Possibilities In, Farm
i consider the program for com- for all the worthwhile enterprises
munity betterment as outlined by
the Haywood county rural people
has the greatest possibilities of
anything I have known for the ad
vancement, of all the interests of
d the new vision of our people
would Imply all working for the
same program in the same way and
at the same time," he continued.
Dr. Clark said he felt that spec
county life " Dr. C. N. Clark, dis- lal farm Issue of The Mountaineer,
trict superintendent of the Way- which is now being prepared, would
nesville district of the Methodist be of special benefit in putting all
church said this morning. the facts about the program into
"Co-operation is the key word readable form.
and The .Mountaineer, according
to Lee Davis, business administra
tor. The Rotary, Lions and Boosters
clubs, together with Unagusta and
The Mountaineer, had the five
rooms repainted, new drapes put
up, floors reflnished, Venetian
blinds installed, and pictures plac
ed on the walls.
Several new pieces of furniture
have been added to the rooms, in
cluding modern lights, and bed
The rooms were originally furn
ished by organizations and firms
of the county, but some of these
have disbanded or gone out of
It was Mother's Day six times
at the Haywood county Hospital
Sunday. Six babies were born
during; the day, the first arriving
at 3:06 a.m. and the last one at
The six arrivals were:
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Liford,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Fergu
sonjteon, Waynesville. lit. Z.
principal speakers will dls- Mg. and Mrs. Riley Jones, son,
irtually every phase of In-1 Canton.
The organization of Haywood
County's Community Development
Program, started, last February,
will be completed Friday night
when the officers for the program
as a whole are elected.
Principal officers of each of the
26 community clubs and represen
tatives of the county's business and
industrial firms and civic organiza
tions will gather at the Towne
House at 7:30 p. m., for the din
ner session being sponsored by the
county's civic organizations!'
cuss virtually every phase
in the county.
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer, will talk about edu
cation in this area, and Jonathan
Woody, president of the First Na
tional Bank of Waynesville, will
discuss increased income for both
town and rural people.
Community improvement will be
the subject of RatclilTe Cove Com
munity Chairman R. C. Francis'
Jarvis Caldwell, chairman of the
Iron Duff Community, will discuss
R. L. Prevosl, president of the
Unagusta Manufacturing Corpora
tion, will talk to the audience on
co-operalion between rural and
Home improvement and work
ing together will be the subjects
of discussion by Mrs. W. D. Ket
ner, president of the Council of
Haywood County Home Demon
Industry's part in community life
will be discussed by W. J. Dam
toft, secretary-treasurer of The
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany of Canton, while the other
principal speakers will be the Rev.
Mrs. C. (). Newell, and Dr. C. N.
Clark, Waynesville Methodist dis
(See Counlywide Page 8)
Walter Long of the Dayton Rub
ber Company, reported today the
60-foot observation tower on Cling
man's Dome is in dangerous con
dition. Mr. Long, who lives on Canton
route 3, said he climbed the tower
early yesterday morning.
"Every log in the whole struc
ture is so rotten I could push the
blade of a penknife into them
easily," he declared.
"The steps also are rotted, and
you can see the spikes sticking from
"I climbed the tower yesterday
morning and I came down as
quickly as I could. The tower was
"I certainly wouldn't permit any
one in my family to climb that
Mr. Long said something should He did manage to savfhis IV,
be done about the situation im- ton truck, however, by chaining it
mediately, before someone gets down as the storm broke.
Ilurt- The damaged bridge spanned
' Mr. and Mrs. Elden Sliuford,
daucbter. Canton, Rt. Z.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gentry, son,
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wells,
daughter, Spring Creek.
Boosters Club To
Meet Thursday Night
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
will meet Thursday night at the
Hazelwood Presbyterian church for
the regular monthly supper meet
ing. The meeting will begin at sev
en. M. H. Bowles is president and
D. E. Tichenor is secretary.
Miss Williams Given
Honors At Meredith
Miss Frances Williams. of
Waynesville, was among the twelve
seniors at Meredith College who
were initiated to membership in
the American Home Economic As
sociation. Miss Williams was also installed
as president of the Meredith Home
Economics Club for next year.
Bridge, Building Washed
Out By Heavy Rains
By MRS. MILLARD FERGUSON
Yesterday's heavy rains washed
out a bridge," two walls of a new
concrete block tool shed, and heav
illy damaged freshly-plowed fields
in the Crabtree area.
G. C. Palmer, owner of the shed
on Rush Fork Creek, estimated the
damage at $2,000. The structure
was completed only recently.
Haywood Farmers Urge
Unity On Burley Market
Approximately 50 farmers de- arranging a meeting of the two
cided at the Haywood County Farm
Bureau meeting Saturday that
burley tobacco warehousemen and
producers should get together to
plan improvement of the Ashe
They asked J. Richard Queen,
executive secretary of U. S. Sena
tor Frank P. Graham, to contact
Graham and U. S. Senator Clyde
R. Hoey of North Carolina, about
groups of tobacco men.
There was reference particularly
to the commissions now charged
farmers for selling their tobacco.
The producers feel that the com
mission charge of four per cent
plus 25 cents per basket is too high.
In other business at the meeting,
the farmers went on record in
(See Haywd Farmers Page 8)
Rush Fork Creek.
Reports were that the fields in
Crabtree and Pigeon suffered the
heaviest damage, but the extent
was not immediately determined.
Old timers of the Crabtree sec
tion, hardest hit in the county,
described the rains as the heaviest
they had ever seen.
There were no reports of ap
prciable damage elsewhere in the
Killed . . : : 1
Injured . . ; . 15
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).