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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
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64th YEAR NO. 45 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE; N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 6, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Haywood Votes 5 To 1 For Bond Issues
Elks Lodge Give Refrigerator For Blood To Hospital
As Cataloochee goes, so, appar
ently, goes North Carolina,
voters cast i L.t November, this mountain
hnth bond :,. -in miips northwest of
Waynesville was the second in the
nation to report its vote in the
! ,,rilintial election.
The score: 7 for Truman, 0 for
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mew moaei , c,ij Cstslnochee re-
$100 down ci,c ctmrllv after the
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and road bond election,
j The score: 7 for road bonds, 0
against; 7 for school bonds, 0
i against. Iron Duff and White Oak
I also registered 100 percent sup
port to both issues.
By sundown, Tar Heel voters
I from the Tennessee line to the
I Outer Banks had registered over
whelming approval for Governor
1 Scott's program, though not by
Cataloochee's 100 per cent major
ity: This Haywood precinct had been
Ihe first in the state to report re
turns. Haywood was the largest
western North Carolina county
to return a favorable vote for
the road and school bond is
sues. During the day, over 6,000 Hay
wood voters more than half those
of the November General Elec
tion cast their ballots.
Unofficial, complete returns from
the 22 . precincts, as gathered-by
The Mountaineeer. showed the
county citizens had given an 83
per cent majority to the road pro
posal, more than 95 per cent to
the proposed school bond issues.
The tally was:
For road bonds 5,098. Against
road bonds 933.
For school bonds 5,401. Against
school bonds 367.
Every one of the precincts reg
istered a majority in favor of both
In Iron Duff, 162 votes were cast
(see Election Page 6)
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The Waynesville Elks Lodge last week donated a new $200 refrigerator to the Haywood County Hos
pital lor storage of human blood. The refrigerator will hold twenty pints, and is shown open, with the
blood on the racks. A special temperature is necessary for keeping human blood. Additional blood is
received from the Red Cross blood bank in Asheville. Shown in the above photogrn.'ih, are Lee Davis,
administrator of the Hospital; Col. int Reld, Felix Stovall, members of the Lodge, and Dr. N. F.
Lancaster, chief of staff of the Hospital, and also a member of the Lodge. iA Mountaineer photograph
by Ingram's Studioi.
H. L. Liner, Sr., has bought the
Home Laundry and Dry Cleaners
on Miller Street, and together
with his two associates, is install
ing $15,000 In new equipment.
Mr. Liner has as his associates
Rov Wolfe and Harold Lathrop.
both experienced laundrymen of
Last week some $10,000 in new
pauiDment was installed, and about
$5,000 more will be installed this
week, Mr. Liner said. Included in
the equipment is a modern shirt
unit, with four presses, a folding
table, and sleever. This week a
wash wheel, tumbler, and steam
board for Ironing will be com
Mr. Liner said that a new steam
system is being installed by Harry
Hyatt, including a stoker for the
New dry cleaning equipment
will be added within two weeks, it
Two aditional trucks have al
(Sce Laundry Page fi
II. L. L1NKH. Sr., has bought the
Home Laundry and Dry Cleaners
on Miller Street, and is adding
$15,000 in new equipment. He
has as his associates. Harold
Lathrop and Hoy Wolfe.
Huge Crowd Attends Opening
Services "At Lake Juhaluska
' wo days,
Yates To Attend
Mr. and Mrs. Oral L. Yates leave
Tuesday for Raleigh where they
will attend a meeting of the Demo
cratic Executive Committee and
later a reception at the Governor's
Mansion on Wednesday evening.
The committee, of which Mr.
Yates is a member, will name a
successor to Capus Waynick, now
chairman, who resigned to become
ambassador to Central America.
The retention fnr AmhnssaHnr
and Mrs. Waynick is being given by
'Governor flnrt Mrs Knrr Sfntt
Mrs. Charles E. Ray, Jr., of
Waynesville was elected vice
chairman of the Western Car
olina Teachers College board
of trustees at a board meet
ing1 at the college Thursday
The trustees named E. J.
Whitmire, Franklin vocational
agriculture teacher, as chair
man. Mrs. Kay and other mem
bers were named to the
hoard last month by Gov. Kerr
Her husband is a Waynes
ville civic leader and chair
man of the State Park Commission.
Commissioner Tn Sneak
field Day To .
P Test Farm
fine win k
Pn8 the dav.
R- S. Dearstyne, North Carolina
State Extension Service poultry
department head; C. F. Parrish,
extension poultry specialist; Dr.
E W. Glazener, and Dr. J. W.
(See Field Day Page 6)
Smiu s ambassador to the United
Stales -Prince Wan Waitnayanan
will address the Waynesville Lions
Clnb Wednesday night at the club's
meeting, which will open at 6:30
o'clock at the Towne House.
Paul Davis, president of the club,
announced this today. He said the
Siamese ambassador will be intro
duced hv Hugh Mitchell, Statesville
attorney and Lions International
The princes address win
broadcast over Station WHCC,
starting at 7:15 p. m.
He is scheduled to address the
Avery County Lions Club at New
land tomorrow night.
I The 37th season of the Lake
Junaluska Methodist Assembly
opened formally yesterday morn
ing in the lake-side auditorium.
The services also opened me
Haywood County Day program
uhinh naid tribute to the county's
Community Development Program
and the people who are contnrju-
ting to it.
The congregation that nearly
filled the large, circular church
heard the Rev. Clay Madison, pas
tor of the First Methodist Church
of Hickory, preach the principal
sermon of the first services of the
year at the Assembly.
For their guest mimister, Dr.
F. S. Love, the Assembly super
intendent, and his fellow church
officials had chosen a figure fa
miliar to Haywood County people.
Mr. Madison served as pastor of
i Wavnesville's First Methodist
Church for four years.
Lloyd Kirkpatrick was elected
m-esident of the Waynesville Lions
Club at the organization s regular
meeting at the Town House Thurs
He succeeds Paul Davis.
Other officers who were elected
were: Dick Bradley, first vice
president; Jimmie Iteed, second
vice-president; Johnnie Cudde
back, third vice-president: Ernest
Edwards, secretary; Herbert Angel,
treasurer; Lester Burgin, Jr., Lion
Tamer; Joe Tale, Jr., Tailtwister;
Lawrence Leatherwood and J. ('.
Patrick, directors for one year;
anrt Rpn Phillins and C. E. Weath-
erly, directors for two years
Guest speaker at the session was
Urges More D. Ps
Brought To County
late ; effort to' bring more Dis
placed Persons here," Rev. L. G.
j Elliott, pastor of the First Bap
' tist Church told his congregation
j and radio audience on Sunday.
Our Catholic friends have al
I ready brought in 82, and the Bap
tist church in Clyde is working to
bring in their second family, and
I think it is time every church
followed this pattern."
The Baptist pastor cited the
i Congressional Act which set up
provision for 203,000 to be brought
in from Europe.
! "I look upon these D. P.'s as
Delayed Pilgrims,' " he continued,
i as he reviewed briefly the early
j history of America, and how the
"white man" ran the Indians out
of their native land.
He reminded his audience of I Douglas M. Grant, Waynesville
Hnvwnnd business, industrial, and
farm leaders, government officials,
and their fellow citizens that ever
ything the human being tends to
call his own belongs to God, who
(See take Junaluska Page 6)
The new officers will be installed
at a meeting .'ne 30 when the
club will hold a steak fry The
time and place will he announced
Gov. Scott Grateful
For Haywood's Votes
"I want to congratulate Haywood county voters on
the excellent record given the two bond issues on Sat
urday," Governor Scott told The Mountaineer at noon
today by phone from his office.
"As far as I have been advised, the record of Hay
wood is the best in the state, although a complete tabu
lation of the returns have not been made. It now ap
pears that Haywood will be at the top, or close by when
the tabulating is completed.
"The three precincts in Haywood that went 100 per
cent for the bond issues are the first that have come to
y attention. I am indeed gratified to learn of this,
and that several other precincts came close to the
Faith And An Obligation
Over 6,000 Haywood voters went to the polls Sat
urday and by a vote of over 5 to 1, voted for the two
bond issues. Three precincts voted solidly for the two
issues, and three other precincts almost equaled the 100
per cent record-
The citizens in town gave just as overwhelming
support of the two issues as did the rural areas.
Haywood voted for the two issues on the grounds
of progress, and the definite need.
There is no question but what the county needs far
more than the $272,000 that will be derived from the
school bonds, and the $1,892,000 for improvement of rural
This newspaper thinks it is significant that Hay
wood voted approval of the road bond issue in view of
the fact that this county has not to date gotten what was
promised her in the 1921 road program when the first
road bonds were voted.
For 28 years this county has kept the faith; has
patiently waited, and said but little.
The officials of North Carolina, who are responsi
ble for the construction of highways, are honor bound,
and duty bound to now see that Haywood gets what was
her share of the 1921 road program.
Haywood has kept the faith; we have every reason
to believe that our state officials will fulfill the obliga
tion, and build the highway from here to the Tennessee
line towards Newport.
Members of the Haywood
County Board of Education
met in County Superintendent
Jack Messer's office this
morning to discuss the school
budget for the next two fiscal
years starting July 1.
The board recessed for
i lunch after a two-hour ses
sion in which several repre
sentatives from individual
' county schools appeared.
The members were to re
sume their meeting early this
Clvde citizens will elect a new
mavor. three aldermen, and a po
lice court judge fgr tqrms of two
years each in a municipal election
There will he contests for every
office with the possible exception
of that of police judge, where no
opposition had developed last
weekend for Judge N. C. West,
who is seeking his first full term
Judge West was named last year
to fill the unexpired portion of the
late Manson Cagle's four-year
Interest centered in the races
for mayor and the three posts on
the hoard of aldermen, where two
party lines had formed.
Whatever the results, Clyde will
have a new mayor by sundown
tomorrow. W. Jarvis Campbell,
selected two years ago to fill the
unexpired term of Hill Harris who
resigned, has announced he will
(Sec Clyde Page Six)
(See picture Page 61
Construction of the 3-mile sec
tion of the Blue Kidge Parkway
in Piseah National Forest is slated
to get underway next year. Rep.
Monroe M. Redden told The Moun
taineer by long distance today.
The 3-mile section will complete.
the 11-mile link between Wagon
Road Gap and Beech Gap
Prior to the war. a 5-mile sec
tion from Wagon Road Gap to
Bridgers Q&mp Gap was built, and
a little later the d-mue sernon
from Beech Gap to Devils Court
House was built.
The completion of the conneet
ting 3-mile link will give jnotorists
of this area a loop drive over
some of the most scenic country
in Eastern America. The route of
the Parkway in this particular
area is on the Haywood-Transylvania
line, and atop the mountain
looking down on the thousands of
acres of Pisgah National Forest.
The altitude of Wagon Road Gap
is 4,525 feet, while Bridgers Camp
Can Is 25 feet hicher. and Devils
Court House Is 5,816, and Beech
The proposed Yellow Stone Lake
is near the 3-mile section to lie
completed, and it is at an eleva
tion of 5,000 feet.
Representative Redden said that
Parkway officials had assured
him of the completion of the sec
tion next year, and that there is a
posibility that work will also be
gin on the Soco Gap-Hcinlooga
section of the Parkway. Represen
tative Redden got an allocation of
$150,000 for this project last year,
and the Park Service has a fund
for development of the overlook
i amp site within the Park at
The 5-mile section of the Park
way from Wagon Road Gap to
Beech Gap was opened to the pub
lic last week, and while it is not
paved, the roadbed is covered
with fine gravel and packed hard.
Representative Redden said that
$13,500,000 is being sought
through the President for comple
tion of construction of the Park
way to Asheville. The plan is for
the money to come from next
Tommy Curtis is leaving tomoi
uiw for New York City where hi'
will spend a week as the gue:f of
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Baker.
Water, Sewage System
j Proposed For Soco
! Valley By Boosters Club
Members of the Soco Gap Road
Boosters Club decided at their din
ner meeting Thursday night to
launch a study into the possibility
of instating a watt r and sewage
system in Ihe entire valley.
The investigation proposal was
submitted by L. L. Lyda at the
Unofficial Haywood Returns
(Conmiled bv the Staff of The
mds School Bonds
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North Waynesville .
White Oak :
For Against For Against
ion :n no 17
2,'iO M 241 9
115 4R 145 17
112 109 76 39
287 92 359 20
. 153 130 266 17
.39 1 40 0
7 0 7 0
. 205 1 202 2
.. 298 96 345 46
.. 455 8 454 11
. 305 7 287 15
109 0 106 10
.. 162 0 162 0
.. 161 23 157 30
123 14 125 9
.. Ill 55 151 16
.. 490 24 502 11
136 42 163 11
.. 884 168 1000 51
.. 529 36 425 36
. 87 0 85 0
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meeting at the Mount Valley Inn.
He was appointed chairman of
a study committee, and Henry
CamDhell and the Rev. Charles
Owens were named as members
of the group to serve with him.
Also appointed was a club pub
licity committee, with Mr I vdi
as chairman; and Tom Campbell
and Mrs. Henry Campbell as mem
bers. In the principal speech nl thfi
session, Dr. C. N. Clark, Waynes
ville Methodist district superin
tendent, told the 60 guests that
everything of value grows frnm
little things, referring to the po
tential development of the valley
into a great tourist center.
Before the meeting ended, it
was announced that tentative planj
(See Soco Valley Page fii
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Injured .... 17
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).