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The Waynesville Mountaineer
UNCLE ABE SEZ . . .
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thing umtlmes the peace
maker hixself fits beat up.
Published Twice-A-VVcek In The County Seat of Haywood Coauty At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
YEAR NO. 48 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 16, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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This scene will be repeated Monday morning, when Camp Daniel
Boone, on 700 acres in the Little East Fork section of the county
opens for the season. Hundreds of Boy Scouts will avail themselves
of the opportunity to enjoy the facilities of Ihe camp, which is not
but about 12 miles from here. Boys pictured in flan raising cere
monies are Nathaniel Tooker, Bill Barker. Gerald Banks. Billy
Lasher, Jimmy Stovall and Gene Cocke, nil members of the Daniel
Boone Council in Western North Carolina.
Testify Before State Commissioner
Clyde Citizens Request
Station Be Reopened
$15 Goes To Dogs
Three Taxed For
Its of Texas,
Letting their ilogs run at large
cost three pet owners $5 of costs
each in Canton Police Court last
Outside of these cases, drunken
ness and traffic violations headed
Police Court Judge R. R- Mease
levied a fine of $200 and costs of
$10 against a defendant charged
with operating his car after his li
cense had been revoked.
A reckless driving count cost an- j
other defendant $25 in fine and ;
court costs. i
Another motorist lost his license
for a year and had to pay $110 fine
and $13.50 in costs for drunk driv
ing and driving withi improper
An auto larceny charge against
another defendant was dismissed
but he was fined $25 and taxed
$19.25 in costs on an assault con
viction. Six accused of oublic drunken
ness had to pay approximately $1 1
each in court costs, and a motorist
accused of speeding parted with
$25 in a fine and court costs.
To Central Prison;
wt Appeal Withdrawn
! guard Wed
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Fea in Hay.
of his an!
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He was being held in default of
W. R. Francis, of Waynesville,
his attornpv ealH dnwpvpr. the
appeal was being withdrawn and
that he had advised his client to
serve the sentence.
Rrariv nne Konnoth QrVipot7 also
of Norfolk, were arrested last Jan
uary near Franklin by State High
way Patrnlmiin TrUhnrit Smith
who was making a routine traffic
Scheetz was returned to Virginia
where he is now serving a 6-to-9
year prison sentence on a previ
Brady, carrying only a few per
sonal articles wrapped in news
paper, a oft, light beard on his
to acquaintances as he waited with
two other prisoners in the truck
ueiore being carried away.
Boy Buys Pure
Bred Jersey Cow
Wade Francis, 14-year-old Rat
cliffe Cove 4-H club member, has
added another purebred Jersey
cow to his growing dairy herd.
Wade, son of Charlie Francis,
recently purchased the registered
female, "Biltmore Gem Susan"
from Biltmore Farms.
Last month, he bought three
Jerseys at the 4-H club Jersey Field
Day show and sale at the Moun
tain Test Farm.
Approximately 15 Clyde citizens
asked Ihe Stale Utilities Commis
sion last Monday to order the re
opening of the Southern Railway
station in their town.
The Southern closed the depot
la:l Aiif,'Ufl :,fu'r Commission
approved Us petition on the
grounds that revenues from the sta
tion made il economically imprac
tical to maintain Ihe service.
At a healing in Asheville before
Utilities Commsisioncr E. K. Mc
Mahan, Clyde livestock producers
testified that the depot is necessary
for shipment of cattle, since it is
Ihe only one west of Asheville that
has the proper facilities.
Attornev Bruce B. Brown, ap
pointed last September to inves
tigate the mailer in Ihe interest of
the town's cilizens, argued that de
pot revenues had shown profit, jus
tifying the reopening of the sta
tion. Clyde businessmen testified that
the lack of depot service has ron
stiluled an inconvenience.
They poinlrd oul the need for
:il inn facilities in the operation of
' Clyde's Skyland Camp, which at
I tracts approximately 10" girls every
Other illustrations given to the
I Chlorine for the town's water
I supply has lo he shipped by truck
I from 'Canton, six miles away,
j though the depot is only a f?w
i blocks away:
j A businessman had to drive to
I Asheville simply to get a bill of
! lading for a rail shipment lo him.
causing him to make a 42-mlle
t i'r,iinrl I rin
Two representatives of the
Southern argued at length during
the hearing against reopening of
the depot, contending that tramc
(See Clyde Page H
Several hundred people bearing
raincoats and umbrellas lined
Waynesville's Main Street Tuesday
evening to watch the Flag Day pa
rade in the rain.
Later, they filed into the main
court room of the Haywood Coun
ty Court House to witness in re
spectfful silence the imaressive
Flag Pageant conducted by
Waynesville's Elks Lodge 1796.
The pageant climaxed the Flag
Day obsercance that began when
the 200 marchers paraded from
the old Masonic Temple to the
Taking part in the parade were
members of the Waynesville Amer
ican Legion and Veterans of For
eign Wars posts, Boy Scouts, Elks
Club, National Guard heavy tank
company, and the Waynesville
Township High School band, di
rected by Charles Isley.
Heading the Elks in place of
Exalted Ruler Jonothan Woody,
who was in New York for the
Rotary International convention,
was David Underwood.
The ceremonies irt the courtly T.ill;
house illustrated the significance i lUUlc i UlllUUUVj
and the history ot eacn oi me dhh
ners that played a part In the de
velopment of this nation.
Simultaneously, in cities and
towns throughout the United
States, Elks Lodges were conduct
ing identical ceremonies.
A color guard of National
Guardsmen escorted each of the
flaps to the front of the room in
turn. There, Dr. Hugh Daniel ex-,
plained the significance of each, j
i From behind the scenes, Frank
! Knutti, chairman of arrangements
I for the Lodge, delivered the run
Park Theatre Adds
New Seats Later
. Professional carpel layers have
jus finished laying 550 yards of
new carpet in the Park Theatre
The heavy thick carpet has been
installed on the upper and lower
lourge, as well as the aisles in
tho auditorium and balcony. The
pattern is of gold, red and black,
and made especially for theatres.
J. E. Massie, owner, said it is
the same material used in theatres
in large cities. "We installed this
carpet as a means to add to the
comfort of our patrons, and to
lend a cheerful atmosphere to the
theatre," he said.
The carpet represents a large
investment, and Mr. Massie added:
"We will appreciate the public to
refrain from throwing lighted cig
arettes and chewing gum on this
to install new upnois-
Work is being pushed on the dis
trict 4-H Club Camn near the State
Test Farm, and plans are to have it
completed by July 15th. Work has
started on the construction of the
dining room and kitchen building.
Water and power lines are sched
uled to be installed within a week,
! and everything put in readiness
i for the first group of 100 to 120
Plans are to start work this fall
on the swimming pool.
Heavy Rains Send
From Their Banks
IXOYI) KIRKPATRICK president-elect
of Ihe Waynesville
Lions Club will assume office on
July first. He has been an active
member of the club, and has tak
en Ihe leadership in a number of
civic projects staged by the or
And The Garage
Down On A Car
Last week Patrolman Jeff May
bought a pretty new Chevrolet.
A friend, Kd Potts, let the Pat
rolman store the car in a private,
and yet brand new concrete block
garage at Lake Junaluska.
The honvv rains of Wednesday
night caused the foundation of
the garage to give way. and the
building fell on the car, doing
considerable damage. The build
ing was wrecked.
The extent of the damages to
the car and garage have not been
S.B.I. Man Will
i IV K Kitchen, member of the
' .State Bureau of Investigation, will
become a resident of Waynesville
I before July first, and will have
charge of the S.B.I, work in eight
counties in this area.
Mr. Kitchen 'was here Wednes
day looking for a home, and plans
lo move soon.
' He has been chief of police at
Wcldon for 12 years, and prior to
entering law enforcement work
taught school, with two years 1931
land 1932 at Clyde.
He will make this his bead-
i quarters here, and work all coun-
I ties west of here, including Hay-
Pack Trip Group
Take Off In Face
Of Rain Forecast
Last Rites For
Thirty members who make up
Ihe pack trip into Ihe Park, with
Tom Alexander as guide, waited
unlil noon Wednesday, hoping for
a break in Ihe weather. In spite of
unfavorable forecasts, the group
voted to "ride away" and left
Cataloochee Ranch about noon
Funeral services for John Sey- , The rain set in about six in that
mour Calhoun 80. who died Tues-j area, and at noon yesterday the
day at his home in Cashiers alter group were still in the Park, on
. h, iof iiims were held I his alt- the first day of their 10-day trip.
LLi i. in w. ri.-.tt , Whether thev would decide to
Funeral Home here. The Rev. L. come back in sometime today was
G Elliott pastor of Ihe First Bap- I not know n, hut their determination
tist Church, and the Rev. Russell, ' ''i''kinS th-' triP on Wednesday
r V,,,,,o n9ir of th P rst lea ivns. niexHiiuei iu uuiiuvtr i..i.
Damage In Area Is Slight
As Four Indies Of Rain
Falls In 16 Hours
Four inches of rain in 16 hours
sent Haywood County's streams
flooding over their banks today,
blocking one main highway and
flooding several homes.
Kv noon, however, the steady
rainfall had abated and the waters
that covered many streets and high
ways were receding, and today's
forecast was for clearing and cool
A survey indicated damage would
be slight .
Howard Clapp. director of the
Mountain Experiment Station, re
ported two inches of rain fell be
tween 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. today.
Only serious disruption to high
way travel came at a point a mile
east of Canton, where Hominy
Creek overflowed near the Weep
ing Willow Tourist Court, and at
Clyde, covering U. S. Highway 19
23 with three feet of water.
Traffic to Asheville was rerout
ed temporarily over the Newfound
road, but latest reports were that
Ihe water was draining from the
flooded portion of the main high
In Waynesville. several streets
in the lower sections of town were
awash with Ihe flood waters of
Richland Creek was swollen with
in two feet of its banks at the
Waynesville Laundry, while the
tributary of the creek feeding the
laundry wim Kimind level near
Aliens Creek also rose rapidly
during the heavy rain, and adjacent
farm lands were partially submerg
Plans are to install new upnois- J())jll
tered seats in me amnionum
the near tuiure. Surviving
I ne meant war, m-Limj .v.
painted and re-decorated through
OUt. , T-i T 1 Til 1
r ew Duriey rianis
Methodist Church, officiated. Bur
ial was in the Old Field Cemelery
Graveside rites were conducted
by the Rev B. F. Hensley.
Pallbearers were Louie Allen,
John Boyd, Mack Craw ford, H. L.
Coin, Sr.. Frapk Jones, and B. L.
Mr. Calhoun was a lumber in
spector, a native of Jackson Coun
ty, and Ihe son of the lale John
ip and Margaret Clay Ion Cal
are three daughters.
(Sec Joe Calhoun Page 8)
would continue their trip.
I The group carried tents,
L. D. Staples
Mail Delayed By Water
The mail from the East was two
hours late, being held up by high
waters over Highway No. 19 and
23 east of Canton. The truck came
through shortly after noon, after
highway crews had cleared the
highway of debris.
Radio Station Equipment
Pigeon River at Clyde had
spilled over into the highway
and was about three feet deep
at the east town limits, and
rapidly rising at three o'clock
Water was also across the
highway just west of the RKA
sub station, and also rapidly
On the Crabtree highway,
the water was level with the
highway, with the crest ex
pected to send it over the
'road before dark.
The Hydor Mountain bridge
was washed away before noon.
At four o'clock, families were
bring moved from the Fibreville
section of Canton.
An official of Champion Paper
and Fibre Company said that the
water had not, at four o'clock,
done any damage to the wood
The same official said that
rumors that the Lake Logan dam
was In danger was without
There wag a rumor here, and
also in Canton that the dam at
the Boy Scout camp on Little
East Fork of Pigeon river had
broken. Ben J. Colkitt, district
camping chairman, said at four
o'clock that he had not heard of
any damages to the Scout Camp
4:30 The waters at Clyde
were still rising over Highway
No. 19-23. Only high trucks
were able to ret through. Bin
passengers were ferried by truck
through the high water to a.
waiting bus on the other side.
TVAC Agent Here j In No Flood Danger
News was received
week of Ihe dealh of L
Many People Are j now Available
Visiting Tne btate
Test Farm Here
The State Test Farm is having
a large number of visitors these
days, according to Howard Clapp,
director in charge.
This week 67 graduates and sen
iors of State College visited the
Farm, and on Wednesday 20 other
students went over the farm. There
are visitors from the section that
visit the farm daily and seek infor
mation, or to look over the pro
Recently 600 attended the Dairy
Field, and 250 the Poultry Field
Do vou need tobacco plant
Howard Clapn. direclor in charge
of Ihe Stale Test Farm here, said
that they have a few plants avail
able lo farmers who have not been
able lo gel enough.
There was a shortage in some
areas, and farmers have pooled to
gether and divided their plants.
Any farmer needing plants, or
having more than he needs, should
contact the Bank or county agent's
office and give in such information.
Farm leaders are trying lo get
every alloted acre of hurley plant
ed in Haywood this year. Last year
some 300 acres were not planted.
which meanl an estimated income
i loss of $300,000.
who served in this area for two
years as field agent for Ihe Ten
nessee Valley Associated Coopera
tives. J. E. Ban- of Waynesville, ad
ministrator of Ihe federal TVAC
which was liquidated last year, said
Tuesday he had received informa
i I ion thai Mr. Staples died June 8
! at his SI. Cloud, Minnesota, home.
1 He was more than 81 years old at
! the lime of his death,
i Mr. Staples was well known by
farmers throughout Western North
Carolina through his work with the
federal agency in 1935 and 1936.
His wife and two children, all of
St. Cloud, survive.
Water from Richland Creek
edged up on the steps of the trans
milter house of WHCC and got as
high as the second step. By one
o'clock Ihe water had receded 3
inches The equipment is three
feet higher than I he record high
wafer mark in that area.
cause the water had obscured the
outlines of the highway from Ihe
driver's vision. A wrecker pulled
the bus out shortly afterward No
injuries were reported.
The officer said he had received
no reports of bridge washout'- in
that area, though farmlands gen
erally in both the Woodrow and
Cruso sections were flooded a".-'
damage was expected to reach sub
Former State Senator wimam
Medford. prominent Waynesville
attorney, was elected a vice-president
of the North Carolina Bar
Asociation last Saturday during
the closing meeting of the three
day convention in Ashevdle. He
attended all the sessions-except
the one in which he was elected.
Clyde Police Chief May
Be Named This Weekend
rivde may have a new
chief this weekend.
The town's new mayor, v. w.
umaC and three aldermen will
meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the
Town Hall to consider applications
for Police Chief Shay Henson's
Chief Henson resigned formally
June 8. the day after the town elec
tion Mrs .lovce Haynes, the town
clerk, who received his signed no
tice, said the resignation was enei
tive immediately. She added the
officer gave no reason for leaving.
She added that the town had re
ceived two applications for the po
sition up to Tuesday afternoon.
Prior to the election, Mr. Hen
son, former Clyde constable and
Haywood deputy sheriff, told the
Mountaineer he would leave in mid-
police i June to become a policeman in
Portland. Ore., a joi wmcn pays
$400 a month.
Later, he agreed to remain un
til after Ihe election.
The voting resulted from a 1949
General Assembly act which cut
the terms of Clyde town officials
from four lo two years.
Mr. Haynes. leader of a New
Party slate pledged to leave high
way traffic supervision in Ihe
hands of the State Highway Patrol,
was elected by a majority of 78
Elected as aldermen were Ger
ald Fish, Cecil Spencer, and Jay
Morgan. N. C. West was elected
police judge without opposition. He
had been appointed last year to
fill the unexpired portion of the
term of the late Manson Cagle.
The East Fork of the Pigeon Riv
er flooded its hanks sending water
over two sections of State High
way 276 in the East Fork and
Pigeon areas and into the first
floors oi il homes and sub-
mei'Ting farm lands.
State Highway Patrolman Jeff
Mays reported, however, the roads
were passable at those points and
that the water was receding.
Water stood six to eight inches
deep on the highway in front of
Dewey Pless' home near Cruso and
at approximately the same depth in
the Woodrow section near the in
tersection of Highways 276 and
A bus ran oft the edge of the
road into a ditch near Cruso be-
DR. TOM STR1NGFIELD, prom
inent Waynesville physician, was
named North Caroline, depart
ment surgeon of the United Span
ish War Veterans Tuesday dur
ing the closing meeting of the
Tar Heel veterans' annual en
campment at Asheville. Joseph
M. Saunders of Durham was
elected state commander, suc
ceeding John A. Wagner of
Highway 19-23 a mile ea. I of
Canton was blocked by Ihrpe f 1
of water from the flooding of Hm
iny Creek, while the waters of l!n-
Pigeon River, overflowing at I vo
points, covered a street in Fibre-
ville and sections near The Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company
The Pigeon also flooded part oi
Traffic to Asheville was rerouted
over Newfound road, which come
back into the main highway at
A stopped-up culvert was a con
tributing factor to Ihe block
Tenth Highway District Engineer
James P. Knight at Asheville quot
ed the State Highway Patrol a re
porting Hominy Creek waters 2L-0
covered Highway 19-23 at the dip
near the overhead bridge en ei
Canton, but this section a v.oL
Approximately $500 damage wa"
(See High Water Page K
Dairy, Livestock Meeting To
Be Held July 1 At N. C. State
North Carolina's dairy and live-1 r
stock farmers will meet at North
Carolina State College July 1 to
discuss problems facing the state's
dairying and livestock programs.
This state-wide meeting, spon
sored by the North Carolina Farm
Bureau, developed from smaller
sectional meetings held at States
ville and Rocky Mount.
It was called following a vote by
members of the various county
farm bureaus and a conference be
tween farm officials at State Col
lege and in the State Department
Scheduled to speak are Agri
culture Commissioner L. y. Ballen
tine and Gerald Lee, who heads
the American Farm Bureau's dairy
A. C. Edwards of Hookerton,
state Farm Bureau president, will
be in charge of the meeting.
Killed . . . : 1
Injured . . 17
(This Information com
piled from Records ot
State Highway FatroU.