' , r"P 220 vv C ''"''SVlijt St The Waynesviule Mountaineer Published Twice-A-Wcek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky "Mountain National Park is UNCLE ABE SEZ . . . No use for the Church to waste time on them 2 mem bers what won't speak, one to the other jist turn 'em orer to that of feller with horns on his hed. 3 I - 64th YEAR NO. 38 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News " WAYNES VILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 12, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties ban ii-t.HdV 01 k ago last fto's ben H i seven ,wn troui free qu"' 1 to. 8 noon Jonathan her tern f""- mailed to Paper it here and liny delay of the lyees nave 'mail gel trying to class of and there group. Ilper sens- proceea- hoice said: bnly three how do Iire group and the icture of nr taken toe nt of limited tpeciat I be pub- ef every Haywood, riraphs, several .the rural h kklnr lection of to have1 dltlon. ... litlon will arranged wpies to Haywood This to lled num- t printed, the sup- Pies ;ome r of Dan he in Hen- ier an ill- was a re- p morning services f in Hen- Lidow and Carolina H by ac- firt Judge as presi y western F 'he Uni- cundation, ' section feing at nded hv M Swain ft Macon wganized 1 Provide F rtudents ilwood AIR fFlrand khlDpra- iofth,. ! lnfan. 08 .07 Hospital Receives Blood Donation of t . . II f ' -t-t. - . Photo by Ingram's Studios Seven pints of blood donated in the American Red Cross Blood Program were delivered to the Haywood County Hospital last Fri day afternoon by the Regional Blood Center at Asheville. The Asheville Center's administrative director, W. H. Kidd, right," pre sents a pint from the shipment to Dr. Tom Stringfield of the Hos pital as Superintendent of Nurses Ellen Freeman looks on. The seven pints were part of the first donations made in Haywood County the day before by 56 volunteers at Canton. Canton Pro gram Chairman Carl Anderson and B. A. Morris, blood custodian of the Asheville center, accompanied Mr. Kidd to Waynesville. First .Blgod Ponations" Iri Waynesville To! Be Taken Next Tuesday Registration For Bond Election Was Light On Saturday Registration for the bond elec tion on June 4th was light last Saturday; according to Jerry Rog ers, chairman of the Board of Elections, "Only nine people registered in the two Waynesville wards," Mr. Rogers said. Registration books will be open again this Saturday and next for all persons who were not regis tered for the general election last November. Yesterday the Haywood board re ceived 22,000 ballots for the election. n K. Moore Is yersity Alumni Four Counties was elected vice-president; William Medford, Waynesville attorney, secretary-treasurer; and Charles Poin dexter. Canton High School ath letic director and former North Carolina tackle, director at large. Head Football Coach Carl Snave ly and Foundation President Fred Huffman of Morganton both de clared In talks spiced with dry humor that all these scholarships don't go to football players. n7e Tar Heel mentar Pointed out that 17 of the boys who hold these scholarships at present are not athletes, many of the 100-odd hold ers are Phi Beta Kappa (national scholarship fraternity) members or (See Judee Moore Page 3) TVA Leader Says Farm Program Will Be Reached By Proper Cooperation 'Just organizing is by no means getting the Job done," W. M. Land , agricultural educational di rector of TVA told residents of oeaverdarn and Hominy commun ities Tuesday night. ( "Organization ia the first step wrda setting up ways of attain ng goa, and getting things done, nen everyone la delegated to a lb, and follow Ihrnnoh tn inm. Pletion," the TVA specialist said, The American Red Cross- Blood Program will be launched in the Waynesville area at 10 a.m. Tues day when the first volunteers re port at the basement of the Way nesville Presbyterian Church. A donor room will be set up there with cots and other necessary equipment. Outside the church, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be waiting to take the donations to the Ashe ville Regional Center, which will distribute the blood to the hospitals in the 17 North Carolina and 4 South Carolina counties included in this region. Donor Recruitment Chairman Wayne Corpening said the sched ule has been so arranged that there will be practically no time lost by the volunteers in waiting for their turn for examinations. These examinations will be held to determine whether the volun teer is physically fit to give the pint of blood in the program. They are for the protection of both pro spective donor and ultimate patient who will receive the blood. Mr. Corpening said six volun teers would be received at the don or room every 20 minutes, from the lime the first report until the time the last leave the cots some time after 3 p.m. He named people in each com munity to recruit volunteers for the first donations. Each group will (See Blood Donation Page 3) Bennie F. Reese Is Now Manager Of Winner's Bennie F. Reese, formerly of Sylva, is now manager ot winners store here. Mr. Reese was with Schulman's in Sylva for 14 years. Charles Camp, who has been manager of the store here since it opened, recently resigned. as he discussed the value of the Community Development Program. Mr. Landess kept stressing the importance of every person taking an active part in a community pro gram. He showed pictures of communities at work, and even the children were doing their part. He told of one boy whose job it was to take care of the lawn of his home. By proper application and (See TVA Expeot-Pge 3) 8 Divorces Granted In Civil Court Judge John Clement granted eight divorces this wek through Thursday noon, during the first week of the two-week May civil term of Haywood Superior Court. Those granted were in the cases of Johnson vs. Johnson, Cordell vs. Cordell, Chambers vs. Cham bers Hendrix vs. Hendrix, Griffin vs. Griffin, Howell vs. Howell, Xing vs. King, and Bryson vs. Bryson. In other cases the Jury was call ed and a mistrial was ordered in the divorce suits of Clark vs. Clark and Freeman vs. Freeman. A non-suit was taken In the Christopher vs. Christopher case; non-suit as to the , plaintiff in the Williams vs. Gregory case; nonsuit as to the plaintiff in the Blythe vs. Insurance Company case; the plaintiff took a non-suit in the Massie vs. Ketner case. In the case of C. A. George vs. Mrs. Ernie C. Reeves, a verdict was given in favor of the plaintiff in that he is entitled to the' pos session of property and Reeves is to pay George $100 per month for a period of eleven months for back rent. The defendant took an ap peal to the Supreme Court. In the case of Sara Fulbright vs. Hugh Leatherwood, the plain tiff recovered nothing from the defendant. The court granted the Texas Company possession of the oil bulk plant in its suit against Carol Bell. Elizabeth Norman Barber, a minor, was awarded $1,635 in a consent judgment in her suit against Floyd Miller, trading as Miller Plumbing and Heating Com pany. The suit in the case of Massie vs. Massie was dismissed. As the Mountaineer went to press, the jury was deliberating the testimony in the suit of W. E. Patton against the Bowers Con struction Company. Haywood To Get Historical Mqrker Haywood county is to get one of the sixteen new historical mark ers, it has .been announced by Dr. Christopher Crittenden, director of the State Department of Archives and History. The one for Haywood will be erected at Morning Star, and will read: "Morning Star church. Or ganized by German Lutherans about 1825; Methodist since 1866." Congressional Group And Secretary Krug To Visit This Section Services Are Held Wednesday For G. C. Cooper Grover C. Cooper, 62, of Canton, principal of the Lake Junaluska School, died Monday night in the Haywood County hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were held yes terday aficrnoon at Long's Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul H. Duckwall. pastor, and the Rev. C. W. Kirby officiating. Inter- I Ridge Parkway. The Park Commiss ment w.is !n Bon-A-Venture Ceme- ion is asking for an additional five (See G. C. Cooper Page 3j - (gee Congressman Page 3) 90 -Year -Old Historian Finds Tacts' After Searching Hard 7 Years For many years. Prof. W. C. Al len, an educator and historian, has been convinced of an important date in the history of this State. He has devoted much of his time in trying to convince- others that May 20. 1775 is the correct date of the Mecklenburg Declaration of In dependence. Seven years ago, when he was 83. he started out to find conclu sive proof that he was right. He wanted enough proof to convince the world that he was right. He traveled over the state, in fact into each of the 100 counties during the past three years in search for facts and authentic data on his quest. Now, almost 90 years of age. he found just what he wanted, and al most in his own backyard. In carefully checking source books in the Sondley Library in Asheville, he found two books that (See W. C. Allen Page 3) Upper Crabtree .1 o i' V I, The citizens of Upper Crabtree elected the group shown here as leaders for their Community Development program. Left to right, A. W. Ferguson, treasurer; Mrs. Hugh Smith, secretary; Hershel Rogers, reporter; Mrs. Cassius Rogers, vice chairman, and Jack Rogers, chairman. This is a Mountaineer photograph by Ingram's Studio. County Officers To Be Named Friday Night For Community Program Reliable Jewelers Move To New Modern Building Reliable jewelers have moved into their modern store, just two doors from their former place of business, where they have been for the psst ten years. A modern front has been added to the building, and large special ly built show windows installed. Dae Feldman, owner, said that a number of interior changes would be made soon. He also an nounced this morning that in keep ing with a plan started many years ago, his firm would again give ten graduation gifts to high sohool graduates of the county. The plan has become popular throughout the years, and much interest is al ways shown. Details are announced elsewhere in this edition. Twenty-five members of the House Public Lands Committee will come to this section May 19th on an inspection of the Park and Blue Ridge Parkway, and to hold a public hearing on Saturday May 21 in Asheville. The hearing will be sponsored by the N. C. Park Commission, of which Charles E. Ray is chairman. Rep. Monroe M. Redden, is hand ling details in the Capitol. The hearing will have to do with getting first hand information about the future development of the Park and especially additional funds for construction work on the Blue PROFESSOR W. C. ALLEN 1 . t'-li m.mTWm Program Officers T 5 ! A dinner meeting featuring tht elections of governing officers to morrow night will virtually com plete the organization of Haywood County's Community Development Program. The session, sponsored by the Haywood County civic clubs, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Towne House in Waynesville. Through today, at least 24 com munities had organized for the county-wide program, and a 25th will be, formed next week. Resi dents of Dutch Cove will hold their initial meeting, at .7:30 p.m. Tues day night to organize their com munity program. At tomorrow , night's meeting, community leaders will elect a president, vice-president, secre tary, treasurer, reporter, and 12 persons to a board of .directors for the administration of the program as a whole. Attending the meeting will be leaders in the individual com munity clubs, and representatives of civic organizations, and busi nesses and industries throughout the county. In all, more than 100 are expect- ed. 1 The principal speakers will dis leuss virtually every phase of in- dustry, agriculture and home ute in the county. ' County Schools Superintendent I iVcn nlTtaprs Pan 3) I Aliens Creek To Talk Annexation Next Mon. Night The citizens of Aliens Creek will hold a mass meeting at the school on Monday night, May 16th. The announcement was made yesterday by R. L. Hendricks, chairman of the special committee recently named to get facts regard ing the proposed annexation of the area with either one of the two towns. The meeting originally schedul ed for last Monday night was cur tailed, due to a revival then in progress at the church. Mr. Hendricks said that the special committee of five had met with the- Waynesville board of aldermen, and that the Hazelwood board would be invited in for a conference. "The committee wants to get all ! the facts, and then present them to the people of the area," he said. The Waynesville board of alder men recently passed a proposed ordinance to annex the Aliens Creek area into Waynesville. Iron Duff Soon To Erect Community House; Other Recreational Facilities By MRS. ROY MEDFORD Mountaineer Correspondent Plans for a community house are under consideration by the recre ational committee of the Iron Duff community, it was announced at the meeting of the community Monday night. The announcement included the fact that the site for the commun ity house would be donated, and construction started soon. Steal $10 Cash, Tools Thieves Break Into Clyde Store, Attempt To Crack Bank Vault It Has Happened Again; Iron Duff Signs Torn Down It has happened again. The large sign to Iron Duff at the entrance on Highway No. 209 was taken down Sunday night. The community has had trouble with their signs since they were erected about two weeks ago. J. R. Caldwell, jchalrman of the group, said two persons were known who broke the signs down the first time. It was not learned whether there are any clues on the latest bit of vandalism or not. Heirloom Given To Church When the Temple of Jerusa lem was being built, the Bible relates, the women took their jewelry and gave It to the priests as offerings of love for the House of God. This story from the Old Testa ment lived again this week In Waynesville. A woman came to the Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor of the First Baptist church. Offering him her diamond ring, she said quietly: "Take this and sell It, and use the money for your new church building." The ring, a family heirloom, contains four large stones and two smaller ones. Expressing sympathy and ap preciation for this personal sac rifice, Mr. Elliott said he would do as the benefactor asked. Parkway In Pisgah Blocked By Heavy Slide; Opens 28th Tentative plans are to open the 5-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Pisgah on May 28th, it was learned from Charles Ray, chairman of the N. C. Park Com mission. Mr. Ray announced that through Sam P. Weems he learned of a severe slide on the Wagon Road Gap section of the Parkway. . Engineers investigating the slide found it will be necessary to blast heavy boulders out of the Park way. This calls for moving in heavy equipment to do the work, the superintendent pointed out. The section is not paved, yet is opened to the public for the spring flowering season, and the colorful foilage season each fall. Hundreds of motorists avail themselves of the opportunity of driving on the crest of the Pisgah range along the Parkway. Vanar Haynes For Mayor Of Power To Be Off On Sunday H. H. Burleson of the Caro lina Power and Light Company, announces that the power will be off in Waynesville, Hazelwood, Lake Junaluska, Balsam and the R. E. A. lines on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. Frank M. Davis gave the com munity his pond, near his home, and it was accepted with gratitude. Plans are also underway to con struct bath houses and outdoor furnaces nearby as part of the rec reational program for the com munity. There were 55 at the meeting, with J. R. Caldwell, chairman, pre siding. The next meeting was set for May 23 ?t the Br.ptist church. Early today, thieves broke into a store tin Clyde to steal tools to try robbing the nearby Haywood County Bank. The loot: $10 in cash and $2.50 worth of tools, all from the store. State Highway Patrol Corporal E. W. Jones reported the rob bers quit their attempt to break Into the vault after they broke the concrete and removed several bricks and discovered the steel top. After breaking into the store, he added, they walked up to the sec ond story occupied by the VFW offices above the bank Itself, bored holes In the floor of the hall till they could see where the vault was located. Altogether they bored 28 holes before they pulled up planks and dropped to the top of the vaulf it self to make their unsuccessful at tempt at safe cracking. He said they also broke a hole in one wall of the bank so they could see outside the building, and another hole in the wall adjoining the post office for a getaway. The officer said nothing was re ported missing from the post office itself. Edward Fincher, owner of the Edward Fincher and Company merchandise store and president of the bank, said the thieves entered the' store by prying open a back window about 3 a.m. He reported a cold chisel, hand axe, and two pair of pincher pliers were stolen along with the $10 cash. FBI Agent Smith of the Ashe ville Office, Clyde Police Chief Shay Henson, and U. S. Postal In spector Kenneth Brown also were investigating the case today. No arrests were reported up to noon. Mr. Fincher-saldk It. would have taken (be ' woujd-be cracksmen about eight hours to get into the vault even if they had had an acety lene torch. He said robbers several years ago also failed at a similar attempt. He added that they did succeed in cutting into the vault with a torch but failed to crack the safe. American Legion Leases Second Floor Of Building The Haywood American Legion Post No. 47 last Tuesday signed a long-term lease for use of the sec ond floor of the Citizens Bank Building. Post Adjutant Ernest Edward-. who made the announcement, said today, plans are to redecorate th rooms and make other changes to suit their purposes. The Legion will hold its first meeting in its new headquarters June 10. Meanwhile, the Legion member? will hold their May meeting at 7:o() p.m. on the second floor of the town hall to install officers and discuss business matters. Previously, the Post's session have been held in the old Masonic building. Announces Clyde Vanar Haynes, World War II Air Force veteran and business school student, this week announced h would run for mayor of Clyde in the June 4 town election. Yesterday, Mayor Jarvis Camp bell said he would not seek elec tion to retain his office. He was named last year to fill the unex pired portion of the term of J. W. (See Haynes Page 3) 1 Highway Record For 1949 (To Date) In Haywood Killed..;; 1 Injured . . . 15 (This Information com plied from Records of State Highway Patrol).