.VTA.nHl) -,v rn The Waynesville Mountaineer UNCLE ABE SEZ , . . I cures hit wui intended fer'wtmmen f have the las' word, ennyway, le's give it to 'em, no grudgin'. Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park - YEAK NO. 42 16 PAGES Associated Press and Uuited Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 26. 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties 64th be izes P"blis "! .visitor m. He was state, things "-, Ehn back 110 , k the c let you ...b the :0 ina - Chamber ' writing mlr' ton those new . j D.,ii,l. ij f Fr;mclS. olorCourt ana com.ni .ee - detailed pii'o"' - Ur.te.iic.Hy County Day, June . " Ld the tops, luska. The principal V M Lawless, head f the Ten Brfr Valley Authority's Inform ation and .duration section. He will be introduced by Mrs. W. I). Ketncr. treasurer of the Haywood County Community Development Committee. The program was arranged by a committee whose members are Chairman Jonathan Woody. Kb : ard Barber. Dr. A. P. Cline, Mrs. (See Haywood Day race 7 leanest Carolina the still m.v have a Charles is one Ray. of the the State. Work To Start Soon On $50,000 Drive-in Theatre, Near Hospital tame from the Jiycees and L Underwood Company: W. Haywood County Day Set For Lake Junaluska chairman of the nAt Wednesday and ling some nnai lesser, superln- s, about the lent was com- k tithe county the term, and tnt the phone Hat a school al Saunook Ed, and asked le gathered the J out to make lion, he turned 111 over, even nissed." net what he back to his m was just hi,,;, ,,.,. 1 1 prop s' pillows when without even a standing just In door. k went oft", but pained glowing. of fire Erections in the with the loud- prd." she said. as soon pln't have time nervous i W my husband N than I was. me." N the house '"Wt struck, W any dam- " HgntninR Big Still Captured By Officers Haywood deputies and a federal officer swooped down on an old logging camp Friday in the Big Bend section of Fines Creek town ship. Their catch: a 500 to 600-gallon copper still, and 2,400 gallons of home-made 'beef. ' ; ' ' ' Their raid was so sudden, two men in the camp barely had time to flee before the officers appeared. Taking part in the raid were Deputies Wade McDaniel and Max Cochran, and Roy Reece, Alcohol Tax Unit officer from Asheville. Mr. McDaniel said the operators of the still had their headquar ters in a cabin near their plant. The beer was destroyed. The still with its coils was tak en to the garage at the County Court House. Present plans are to start con struction on Monday on a $50,000 drive-in theater at the intersection of the Asheville and Ralcliff Cove roads. The announcement wa: made this morning by Homer West owner of the property, and build er of the theatre. Mr. West plans to return to Charlotte Friday or Saturday to complete the purchase of equip ment. and let engineering contracts for immediate construction. "We plan to push construction in order to have the theatre in operation by July Fourth," Mr. West said. Mr. West said no announcement would be made at this time as Id the operator. He explained, 'that detail will be completed within a few days, bid in the meantime, we are pushing along with plans for const ruction." The theatre will accommodate 300 ears, and is being built on the ten-acre tract of land owned by Mr. West. The plans call for a screen 50 feet high and 40 feet wide. The entire site will be cov ered with stone, and the latest type pfiuipme.it will be installed. Mr. West said. For several week he has been veiling various drivc-in theatres throughout the section, and enn sulling with engineers about the plans. The site where the theatre will be built is a natural sloping tract, and will need but little grading. The crop of alfalfa is now being cut in preparation to getting con structioa underway immediately. Mr. West said that arrangements have been completed "f Or-getting lights and water to the site, and work on this will also start within a few clays. The theatre will feature the in dividual speakers for each car which will also be on an elevated ramp, in order to assure clear, un obstructed vision of the screen. The theatre will be about a quarter of a mile from the city limits. The tract on which the the atre will be built faces on the Asheville highway and Ratcliff Cove road, both of them are paved. Secretary Krug Will Arrive On Saturday Secretary of Interior Julius A. Krug will come to this section for m inspection of the Park and Park way this week-end. Charles Riy. chairman of the N. C. Park Commission said this morning that his commission and a similar group from Tennessee, have a series of conferences sched uled with Secretary Krug from the inie he arrives at the Asheville Hendersonville airport on Saturday ibout noon until he departs Sun day from the Maryville airport. After a luncheon in Asheville. the group will go to Gatlinburg and spend the night there. Confer ences will be held in the afternoon, and again that night. An inspection trip into the Park will again be made on Sunday be fore the Secretary leaves for the Capitol. Mr. Krug's visit here follows that of one week of the House Public Lands Cominiltee. who spent part of four days in this section lasl week on an inspection of the area. Gov. Scott Sees Road Program As Means Of Fully Developing Haywood Into A Wealthy Area 95 Years Old Sunday Francis Cove Gains $57.10 From Box Supper By MRS. P,II. I, IIOLLINGSWOKTH Mountaineer Correspondent A box supper last Friday night made the Francis Cove Commun ity Development Program treasury $"57.10 richer. That was the amount the boxes brought at the auction which featured the program at the Fran cis Cove Church. A large group of residents were entertained and educated by the spelling bee and the singing of the quartet. .The. next meeting, will toe held at 8 p.m. Friday. -i ! " k: $ JQ 4 I - n" -r 1 1 .. . I"T " ' Monument And Plot To Be Dedicated Sunday A granite marker and plot es tablished in Green Hill Cemetery N chimney and "1 honor of Haywood County's sol- idiers, sailors and marines will be wighbor point-1 dedicated Sunday in impressive n the outside I Memorial Day services at 3 p.m. Iast light thev ! The massige 16-ton monument. "PPed off a 12- rneasuring 9Vi square feet at the in the bed- base, and nine feet in height, r" 'he place wil1 e unveiled by a representa- oeen read- tive of the sons and daughters of the countv's A Hf two trees Then Major Allen C. Eden, dis- r"arl(, then tnct chaplain for the U. S. Third travelling Army at Fort Bragg, will make the m a five or dedicatory aririress the rub- He will be introduced by the ru the Com. ReV. RllSKpIl I. Vnnna niclnr .f the First Methodist Church of Waynesville. Taking part in the ceremonies will be representatives of the three organizations that sponsored the project to establish the monu ment and the plot the Haywood County posts of the Veterans of hsh the bed- r. wen "d onnH .... ?e' knocking ln,ng unit 1 'ssed a leet nut ., - "u me Plaster fc?Perienee . laig saw Stores To Close Stores in Waynesville will be closed from 10:30 a.m. until noon Monday in observance of Mem orial Day. This was announced this week by officials of the Merchant Association of the WaynesriUe Chamber of Commerce. Community Meetings Planned Meetings scheduled for this week in Haywood county include the following: Thursday. 7:30 p.m. Joint Al iens Creek and Saunook commun ity meeting for Saunook "Merry Makers" Show at Aliens Creek School. 8 p.m. White Oak at White Oak Presbyterian church, Jonathan Woody to speak. Friday, 8 p.m. Joint Lower Crabtree and Upper Crabtree meet ing at Crabtree-Iron Duff school. Jack Messer and Reeves Noland to speak. 7:30 p.m. Thickety at Oak Grove Baptist church. Rep. Grover C. Davis to speak. 8 p.m. Francis Cove at Irancis Cove church. Tuesday 9 a.m. Smoky Moun tain Apple Growers tour of county orchards starts at R. N. Barber's orchard. (See Community Page 8) H.HMMIIIII.I.II . , . j I . : Mrs. B. F. Smathers will observe her 95fh birthday this Sunday. She will be guest of Tumor" at a tea at th.1 home of her daughKer, Mrs. Adora Rayne. The widow of the;late Dr. B. F. Smathers, Mrs. Smathers' sons are Dr. John Smathers of Waynesville, former U. S. Senator William H. Smathers of Atlantic City, N. J., Judge Frank Smathers of Miami, and fprmerly of Waynesville. She also is the mother of Mrs. Joe Rose of Asheville, and Mrs. J. G. HorU claw of Waynesville. Mrs. Smathers has been too busy lately to remember that she has been approaching 93. She devotes much of her time to her home and her garden, and is one of the Waynes ville Public Library's most regular patrons. Foreign Wars and their auxiliaries, and the Haywood County Gold Star Parents: relatives of the county's veterans; town and coun ty officials, and representatives of civic organizations and industries. The start of the ceremonies will be announced by the notes of the bugle call. "Assembly". The prayer by the Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Waynesville will form (See Monument Page 2) State Agriculture Commissioner Speaks Over 500 Attend Dairy And Feed Production Field Day At Test Farm More than .jOO farmers heard State Acricullure Commissioner L. Y. Ilallentine and other author ities discuss farm problems yester day at the Mountain Experiment Station. The occasion was the first an- Clyde Police Chief Says He'll Resign June First Clyde Police Chief Shay Henson said this week he would resign next Wednesday to become a city police man in Portland. Ore. In a telephone conversation with The Mountaineer last Tuesday, he said he would file his resignation by letter with the Clyde Board of Aldermen, and that he planned to leave Clyde on June 15. Chief Henson. who became head of the police department 28 months ago, saifl his new job would pay a salary of $100 perjnonth. A veteran of police work in Hay wood County, he served as a dep uty sherifT for two years, as a Can ton officer for anolher two years, and as constable at Clyde for four years. nual Dairy and Feed Production Field Day under the general direc tion of Experiment Station Direc tor Howard Clapp. The program was sponsored jointly by the Agronomy Department, Depart ment of Animal Industry, State College Extension Service, and N. C. Department of Agriculture. Slate Representative Grover G. Davis of Haywood introduced the commissioner to the farmers who filled the tobacco barn and to Sta tino WHCC's radio audience. Mr. Ballentine paid his respects to Mr. Davis for his work in the General Assembly and to the State Legislature as a whole, which he said "will go down in history as the finest in a long time." then launched into a discussion of the needs of the state's agricultural (See Over 500 Page 8) Governor Addresses Large Group of Workers For Program At Luncheon Here Governor Kerr Scott said today that voter's approval of the road building program would mean eventually the fullest development of Haywood County's tourist busi ness, industry and agriculture. Urging Haywood's support of the road and school bond issues in the June 4 election, he made bis re marks belore an audience of near ly 100 business, farm, and govern ment leaders al a luncheon meet ing at the Town.' House. The governor's address was broadcast by Station W11CC. He declared thai if I he bond is sues are approved, recognition would be made of this county's "stepped-up" agricultural program and of the need for development of the area "west of Asheville". Governor Seoll forecast that this section would "some day become the wealthiest in this slale," that this prospect hinged on the pro posed program. "North Carolina." he declared, "has not reached the zenith yet," in anv fields. Hut, he added, the slale has this opportunity and "we don't want to miss it." Referring specifically to Hay wood County's Pigeon River pro ject, he indicated that this must be viewed in the light of the pro gram as a whole. The governor declared, that if the road bond program goes over it would be possible to "work on these secondary roads" that the money would be available. Conversely, he indicated that it the program fails to carry on June 4. then the means would not be available for this project. The governor declared it "is go ing to take every bit of the money (the proposed $200,000.0001 to do the job. and even then there is some doubt that that will be enough." Explaining Hie need for the money through the bond issues, Governor Scott said Governor Cherry's administration inherited $40,000,000 from I he Broughton administration because the pro gram could not he carried out dur ing the war years. He added thai the last adminis tration spent this $40,000,000 in its final 21 2 years actually or in commitments till by the first of (See Gov. Scott Pasc 8) Predicts Victory . assay? I 1949 Waynesville High School Graduating Class I i 4 1 1 1 $ I' 1 ! $ ml g) 5? w. , j, rdi M m ,n dti (A ell rtT Ml $ rC I L.-i ,l ,i M tlf MJ UV ItV . Wl aJ W M' (T KT n 557 5 Ol Kr w w NV "ZD I f 2 Q O IfOW tr- t-.' n i 'H I ii iMmmmrmmmtmmmmm 03 SHOWERS -VFldelv r highland of the . Itainf.n .10 At the WayneRvllle Township High School, there ' total of 10, dilates In the 1949 clas,. Shown above is a picture of the grsd'Jste-. 'Photo by Ingram's Studio.) GOV. W. KERR SCOTT Mrs. Ray Named Trustee Mrs. Charles E. Kay, .lr . ot way nesville, this week was appointed a trustee of Western Carolina Teachers College by Governor Kerr Scott. The governor named eight oth ers to the board for four year tcrnu to expire May 1, 1953. Mrs. Ray, wife of the chairman of the North Carolina Park Com mission, served for a number of years as executive secretary nf I he University of North Carolina School of Arts and Sciences at Chapel Hill. She succeeds former State Rep resentative Glenn C. Palmer of Clyde as WCTC trustee. Mr. Ray, Waynesville civic lead er, is widely recognized as one of the prominent leaders in the cam paign to complete the development, of the National Park and Parkwar The other new trustees appointed by the' governor are, Mrs. Jerry Davidson, Murphy school teacher; Former State Senator and Repre sentative Lee Penland of llave--ville; Arnold Hyde, Graham coun ty welfare official; Frank Weaver of the Farmers Federation al Ashe ville; State Senator W. H. Craw ford, of Sylva; E. J. WluhmiT, Franklin vocational agi u i.ltmc teacher; Ralph Brimley. For.-vth county schools superintendent: and William Martin, Bryson City postmaster. Clyde Seniors Graduate Tonight Graduation Exercises Held This Week ill 4 County High Schools Haywood county's district high schools are launching their 1049 seniors into a new life this week. When commencement exercises end at Clyde High School tonight, high school days will be over for all the seniors in the county sys tem. St. John's and Canton High School will honor their seniors next week and the week after. St. John's will graduate its larg est senior class next Thursday night when 13 students receive their diplomas. Seventy - nine Canton High School seniors will receive their diplomas on June 6 from Principal W. L. Rikard at graduation cere monies starting at 8 p.m. The first of Haywood's 1949 seniors formally graduated Tues day night in exercises at the Crabtree-Iron Duff High School. The 21 graduating students, their parents, and many friends heard the Rev. M. R. Williamson, pastor of the Wayne.ivillp Presbyterian i Church, deliver the commence ment address. Bobbie James made 'he saluta tory speech and Helen June Brad shaw delivered the valedictory for the departing class. County Schools Superintendent Jack Messer presented the diplo mas, and Crabtree-Iron Duff School Superintendent L. C. Bryson gave the honor students their awards for their outstanding work. The .seniors of Bethel. Fmr:, Creek, and Waynesville high schools were honored at separate; graduation exercises lasl night District Principal M. H Bowie:, presented diplomas In the !n students of Waynesville To'vn.Uo High School's graduating cl i-s n) the climax of colorful crremon.e.s that attracted several hundred guests to the school aurMtonum. Mr. Bowles also made the pre ."r.'.ci (See Graduation Page Si Highway Record For 1949 (To Date) In Haywood Killed . . . ; 1 Injured . . 17 fThls Information com piled from Records of State Highway Patrol).