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The Waynesville Mountaineer
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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
"VeAB NO. 41 8 PAGES
Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C. MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 23, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Diplomas To Be Given
Graduates Gil five High
Schools On Wednesday
Pfc. Partem
pfc. McKinley F. Parton, son of
Glenn Parton of Lake Junaluska
was killed in action in France,
September 12, 1944. His body is
being returned here for burial
Thursday morning.
Pfc. Parton Rites
Are Set For
Thursday Morning
ine Doay oi
Pfc. McKinley F.
of Glenn Parton
l..,fMr anrfiParton. 23, son
of Lake Junaluska, who was killed
in action in France on September
12, 1944, will arrive Wednesday
morning and will be taken to the
home of the father.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at
the Lake Junaluska Baptist church
In Rogers Cove with the Rev. O. i.
Beck. pastor and Bishop tPauL,Bt
Kern of the Methodist church of
ficiating. Interment will be in Crawford
Memorial Park where military serv
(See Pfc. Parton Page 3
0. M. Swain Is New
Manager Of Strand
O. M. Swain has assumed the
position as manager of The Strand
Theatre here, succeeding Mr.
Hughes, who has returned to Fay-
Mr. and Mrs. Swain, and child,
are making their home in the Kel
ler Apartment. They are formerly
of Fayetteville. He has been man
aging theatres for the past seven
William Medford left this after
noon for a two-day business trip in
nt Loses Life In
Dam Lake
P, died In Mr. Mill.
WAA i VV1U una oiuiy vi uic
r'wjr night a "ageay:
Young Wilson, Eugene Craig,
arle Mills, and Michael Gilliland,
took the boat out on the lake at
"w P- m., a few hours after the
troop of 14 Scouts had arrived for
a week-end of camping.
After diving overboard Dean
swam a few strokes, then started
COIIPhincf J i i : . i. ai
I onu imasning in me
His companions in the boat
screamed for Mr. Mills who plung
ed into the lake, swam to the strug
See Boy Scout Page 3)
Recreation Center To Be
Built In Lower Crabtree
Mountaineer Correspondent
Residents of Lower Crabtree vot
ed Tuesday night to raise funds
jor building a permanent recrea
tion center.
The action was taken by the aud
nce of 45 people at a Community
development Program meeting at
"ratttree-Iron Duff school, with
Lommunity Chairman Marshall
Ktrkpatrick presiding.
Meanwhile, Jack Messer, county
-nools superintendent, who is also
enairman of the community's pro
lrm committee, said the school
Property could continue to serve
for use in community activities.
Solemn, colorful ' baccalaureate
services yesterday opened Com
mencement Week as Haywood
County's graduating seniors mark
ed the end of their high school
The Rev. Russell Young, pastor
of Waynesvllle's First Methodist
Church, preached the principal
sermon last night for the 103
Waynesville Township High School
graduates as several hundred of
their parents and friends watched
and listened.
At Clyde High School, the Rev.
D. D. Gross, Clyde Baptist Church
pastor, brought the baccalaureate
message to a large audience yes
terday morning.
The Rev. Paul Thrower, pastor
of the Hazelwood Presbyterian
Church delivered the graduation
sermon at the Crabtree-lron Duff
High School, and the principal
speaker at the Fines Creek High
School services was Dr. C. N.
Clark, Waynesville Methodist dis
trict superintendent.
The morning baccalaureate serv
ices at Bethel High School feat
ured the sermon by the Rev.
Thomas Erwin.
Commencement activities honor
ing the 1949 seniors are continuing
through this week and next to oc-
cupy the attention of the students
and teachers even as they make
cheerful plans for the summer
Crabtree-lron Duff
High School
Tuesday The Rev. M. R. Wil
liamson, pastor of the Waynesville
Presbyterian church, will make the
featured address at the commence
ment exercises which will start at
8 p.m. with the processional.
Mr. Williamson will deliver the
Invocation, n4 Bobbie-JOte will
make the salutatory address prior
to Mr. Williamson s commence
ment address.
The presentation of diplomas to
the 21 graduating students by
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer and of awards to hon
or students by School Superinten
dent L. C. Bryson will feature the
Helen June Bradshaw tnen win
make her valedictory speech, and
the graduating class will sing the
Alma Mater.
The program will close with the
Recessional. The Liberty Bell
March will be the recessional mu
sic. The 1949 Crabtree-lron Duff
graduates are Wilfred Allen, Car
roll Best, Helen Bradshaw, J. R.
Caldwell,' Guyline Caldwell, J. M.
Crawford, Stella Fisher, Ellen
James, Bobbie James, Phyllis
James, John Henry Jolly, Ney
Kinsland, Joan McElroy. Peggy
Medford, Dorothy Messer, Johnnie
Milner, Juanita Noland, Thomas
Noland, Dorothy Smith, Billy Wes
ton, and Ruth Wright.
The class mascots are Pola Ann
Harrell and Bonnie Bradshaw, and
the marshals: Joan Medford. Bob
Leming, Raye Noland, Sue Caro
lyn Noland, Eleanor Kinsland, and
Lois McCracken.
Waynesville Township
High School
Wednesday Graduation exer
cises will start at 8 p.m.
After the processional, with Miss
Massie playing Elgar's "Pomp and
rii-onmstance." the Rev. M. R. Wil
liamson, pastor of the Waynesville
Presbyterian Church will deliver
the invocation.
Amon Lee Swanger will be salu
tatory speaker, and Jimmy Swan
ger Anna Jean Crocker, and Mo
zelle Liner will deliver the class
(See Diplomas Pafe 5)
ine meuiucm
have a committee start work im
mediately erecting road signs
throughout the community.
They established a refreshment
. in hold a cover-
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luna ana uci""-u vw
ed dish supper, charging 50 cents
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a plate, at p. m. -u.. -
school house to help raise money
for the proposed recreation center
Mr Messer discussed general
community improvement objectiv
es, with particular emphasis on
recreation facilities.
Refreshments were served by
Mrs. Hugh Walker, chairman of the
refreshments committee, assisted
by Mrs. Sam Noland, Mrs. Bob
James, Mrs. Joel Ferguson and
Mr. Flmer Glllet.
Leaders In Park-Parkway Hearing Pose In Waynesville
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Leaders in the group of visiting Congressmen here Friday morning paused briefly for this picture in
front of the court house. Left to right: Rep. Monroe M. Redden, who arranged the trip for the House
Lands Committee; Charles E. Ray, chairman of the N. C. Park Commission; Rep. Reva Beck Bosone,
of Utah; Rep. J. Hardin Peterson, of Florida, chairman of the committee, and Mrs. Monroe M. Red
den. This is a Mountaineer photograph by Ingram's Studio.
Congressmen Favorably Impressed
With Area; See Heed For Development
Memorial Services To
Dedicate Memorial
Marker And Plot
And Chorus
To Give Final
Concert Here
The boys and girls of Waynes-1
ville High School's band and mix
ed chorus will close the school year
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in a Dursi oi musii; aim
final concert tomorrow night.
Band Director Charles Isley said
last week popular music and songs
would dominate the program,
scheduled to start at 8 P.M. at the
High School Auditorium.
Performances will be given by
featured soloists, and quartets,
as well as by the organizations in
The band will open the program
by playing the music that won the
members the acclaim of critics at
the State Music Contest in Greens
boro. .
The chorus will sing a selection
of "light" songs in the second part
of the program.
The band will follow these per
formances with a program of pop
ular music.
Members of the chorus and the
band are selling tickets for this fin
al concert.
Chamber of Commerce President
J. L. Kilpatrick Warm In
Praise Of Farm Edition
"This is far beyond anything I
ever dreamed of," said James L.
Kilpatrick. president of the Cham
i.o. f rnmmerce. as he looked
uv i
through five sections ot me spec
ial farm edition of The Mountain
eer which will be sent to all sub
scribers on May 30th.
"Never saw so many local pic-
i ,.n,i have covered so
many angles of farm life," he con -
Pictures of Several Hundred Haywood
Students To Be Published Thursday
As a special feature commemorating the closing
of school, The Mountaineer will on Thursday carry the
pictures of several hundred Haywood county students.
A photographer was recently sent all over the coun
ty making pictures of school children. Also in Thurs
day's edition, will be pictures of more high school grad
Watch Thursday's paper
The memorial marker ant:
honoring Haywood county's dead
veterans of both World Wars will
be dedicated Sunday in solemn,
colorful ceremonies at Green Hill
Col. Aller O. Eden, of Fort
Bragg, district chaplain of the U.
S Third Army, will make the
dedication address alter ne is in-.
troduced by the Rev. R. L. Young,
I pastor of the First Metnoaisi
cnur(n 0f Waynesville.
The memorials, sponsored joint-
ly by the Haywood county posts of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars and
the American Legion, and by the
Haywood Gold Star Parents, are
the results of total community co
operation on the part of the Way
nesville town government, county
government, The Champion Paper
and Fibre Company of Canton, and
other organizations and individ
uals. The marker will be unveiled by
children of dead war veterans.
Charles Edwards, past commander
of the Waynesville VFW post and
master of ceremonies lor the ser -
vices, will present flags to relative:
of other dead veterans to be plac
ed on graves in other cemeteries
in the county. During the cere
monis, Charles Isley will lead the
Waynesville high school hand in
setting the music background.
The Rev. L. G. Kllitt. pastor of
the First Baptist church of Way
(See Memorial Page 3)
as he turned page
page. .
Plans are to complete printing
the huge edition this week it will
contain more than 50 pages. The
edition is to appear on Monday,
May 30th.
Due to the large volume of
paper necessary for the edition,
only a limited number of extra
'copies are being printed
for this special feature.
Enthusiasm mingled with sur
prise was the dominant note in the
read ions of members of the House
! Public Lands Committee after their
tour of theOrat"Smoy Moun
tains National Park last Friday.
The surprise was expressed par
ticularly by some of the western
i . !,
Smokies for the first time.
In an interview with The Moun
taineer following the buffet dinner
given for the committee by the
Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce, Rep. Walter Baring of Ne
vada said:
"1 don't believe the rest of the
realizes what you have
-And I do believe that it cer
' tainly should be advertised.'
Rep John E. Miles, former gov
j enior of New Mexico, also said he
was impressed "mostly by the
, beauty of the mountains.
"Ours," he added, "run 1J.OUU
feet high. But we have no trees."
The New Mexico congressman
also was impressed by the fact that
the land that comprises the Park
was bought by the people who then
(Good Impression Page 5)
Bids Sought For
Excavating Lot For
, v nafit A nrtitnriiim
Hids are being received for the
excavating of the lot for the new
auditorium of The First Baptist
church, on Main Street here. The
hids will he opened at noon, June
T here are about 700 cubic yards
of dirt to be moved, it was an
nounced. Mr. Messer To Speak
At Jonathan Creek
County Schools Superintendent
,.Jatk Messer will be a featured
speaker at a Jonathan Creek Com
afler munily Development Program
meeting at 8 p. m. Wednesday at
the Rock Hill school.
Man Critically Injured
During Argument Saturday
Willis Burnett, 28. of Lake
Logan road suffered a fractured
skull Saturday afternoon when he
was hit by a shovel during an argu
ment in front of his home.
The injured man was taken to
Haywood county Hospital for ex
amination, then to Moore General
Hospital near Swannanoa. where
his condition was reported today as
still critical.
Deputy Sheriff Wade McDaniel
steid today Sam Freeman, 28, was
being held in jail here without bond
on a charge of assault with a dead
ly weapon, pending the outcome of
Mr Burnettv injury.
Lands Committee
Urged To Complete
Park and Parkway
Needed For
Area Say
Members of the House Publie
Lands Committee and the official
party received a hearty welcome
when they stopped briefly in
Waynesville Friday morning.
They responded with glowing
compliments of the mountains, and
the people.
Wav ijesville's civic leaders and
county government officials turned
out to greet the party as the
Waynesville Township High School
band led by Band Director Charles
Isley serenaded the visitors in
front of the County Court House.
The official party with a State
Highway Patr-.l escort came here
from Asheville. and continued after
the brief visit .heir inspection tour
of the National Park and the Park
way. They I'etini.ccl Friday night for
a dinner at the Waynesville Coun
try Club.
Among the comments from com
mittee nienibcs were expressions
of respect for the work being done
by U. S. Rep. Monroe Redden of
Hendersonville. a member whose
influence was a major factor in
bringing Hie j-.roup to Western
North Carolim.
Representative Redden and State
Park Commission Chairman
Charles Ray, Jr.. of Waynesville
were the busiest men during the
visit here.
Several of tli - congressmen ex
pressed their observations in inter
views broadcast over Station
WHCC at the microphone set up
in front of the Court House.
Conrad Wirth, assistant director
of the National Park Service, said
this was the largest group he had
seen on a tour of this type.
He said the committee members
as a whole were showing great in
terest in this area.
When he was questioned about
the prospects for the proposed in
crease of $5,000,000 in Park appro
priations, he shrugged, shook his
head, and smiled:
"That's something no one
Members of the committee and
the party who were interviewed
answered with expressions of ap
proval of the beauty of the area,
some declared it "should be; de
veloped ".
Committee Chairman J. Hardin
Peterson, Florida Democrat, a na
tive of Balesburg. S. C, described
(See Promotion Page 5)
500 Expected To Attend
Test Farm Field Day 25th
About 500 dairy farmers are ex
pected to at'end the dairy and
feed production field day at the
State Test Farm here Wednesday
it was announced by Howard
Clapp, director in charge, last
At leas'. ei?ht specialists, head
ed by L. Y- Balientine. commis
sioner of agriculture, will be pres
ent and take cn active part in the
all-day progrcm, which will begin
at ten o'clock
One hour of the program will be
broadcast over WHCC, Mr. Clapp
The officer quoted the prisoner
as admitting that he hit Mr. Burn-,
ett after he and the other man got
in an argument while Mr. Free
man was working on the private
road leading to the Burnett home.
The deputy said Mr. Freeman
did not say what the argument was
Mr. Freeman was arrested at his
home by deputies McDaniel and
John Curley shortly after hospital
attendants here reported the fact
that the man had been injured.
Mr. McDaniel said this was the
first assault case to occur in the
eoontv ir pbont tv-c month.
The future of the Blue Ridge
Parkway, and the Great Smokies
looks brighter today, since the
House Public Lands commitle have
seen for themselves the poliential
ities offered by both federal pro
jects if fully developed.
The committee heard represent
atives of two states Saturday morn
ing in Asheville make an earnest
plea for funds to complete the pro
jects, and "fulfill a promise made
by the Federal Government ten
years ago."
The committee spent Thursday
and Friday visiting in the area, and
had familiarized themselves will'
the projects for which additional
appropriations are being sought
Charles E. Ray, chairman of I he
N. C. Park Cammission, and long
a proponent of a greater park and
completion of the Parkway, key
noted the hearing with a master
ful plea for money for both pro
jects, especially citing the urgency
for five mllilons for construction of
the Parkway in this area. He also
set forth the need of an expansion
of the road system, development of
the museum, together with camp
ing and other recreational facilities.
Mr. Ray told the Congressmen,
and some 350 civic leaders who al
most filled the Buncombe court
room, that "Seventy-five per cent
of the Park area is closed to the
general public because of the lack
of roads and trails.
TIh'ii it was that Mr. Ray re
minded the committee members
that the Federal Government had
promised ten years ago to com
plete the Park and Parkway after
the two states had put millions into
the projects. He flayed the federal
government for its "broken prom
ises" and said that now ft Is tinre
for Congress to live up to its con
tracts. Speakers from the two slates
backed up Mr. Ray, as they dis
cussed various phases of the de
velopment of the projects, and
what the completion would mean to
this area.
Tom Alexander discussed the
projects from the standpoint of
hotels, while Walter J. Damtoft of
The Champion Paper and Fibre
Company cited the "disappointing
slowness" of the Federal Govern
ment in development the park and
said that as a result, "investment
in the Park is falling far short of
yielding maximum benefits "
Rep. John R. Murdock. i!.
Ariz.), first ranking member of the
committee, pledged himself to lead
the fight for greater appropriation ,
in the 1950 fiscal year.
That was just what the crowd of
350 political, civic, business and
industrial leaders wanted to hear.
Minerals. which Commit'ee
Chairman J. Hardin Peterson. (It.
Fla.), had hoped would share the
spotlight with the park and park-
(See Congressmen Page 5)
said, in two programs of thirty
minutes each 12:15 to 12:4Ti and
again from 1:30 to 2 o'clock.
The address of welcome will I"1
made by C. D. Thomas, director
of test farms of the State Depart
ment of Agriculture. At 10:13 the.
field trips will begin, with four ivw
jor stops, covering pastures, small
grains, agronomy plot work and the.
hay dryer. The visitors will be div
ided into small groups headed by
personnel of the Test Farm and
(See Field Day Page 5)
Record For
(To Dat)
In Haywood
Killed...: 1
Injured .... 16
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Fatrol).
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