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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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61th YEAR NO. 50 18 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE. N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 23, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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lo Frank Davis
ad guide signs
tpd by iron
, pastor ol
i his le arm
u he msisis,
Irf those neigh.
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lnicri these rc-
tin with a hop
lis, he explains-
If fowl play
kere chasing a
b he slipped
I the chicken
, Collins with
I conclusion of
isulted m the
i the chicken
ite tt to the
Bit out of a
i bottle Mrs.
It you were
Iry dirty water
like the result
moth and a
the lawn of
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lot. He went
Ist he re-
i the car.
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Tourist Places Form
Organization at Meet
Speaks June 23
Dr. J. A. En;le, superintendent
of the Richmond, Va., district of
the Methodist Church, will speak
at the Lake Junaluska Assembly
auditorium Thursday night.
At about 8 p.m. Tuesday, 1 1
Walker dogs trotted off to chase
a mountain red fox in the hills
that circle Frank David' Iron
At 11 a.m. yesterday, the chase
r ndrd when the five dogs still on
the trail walked slowly through
the valley near the farm.
About 30 yard ahead of them,
a very tired fox alao walked slow
ly. . - .
The" dogs tuf vl bv uiutimt
agreementjoined their six com
panions in Mr. Davfa' front yard,
and promptly fell asleep.
The fox dragged ' himself off
into the hills.
Mr. Davis, president of the
Jackson and Haywood County
Fox Hunters Association, estim
ated that the dogs had run 202' t
miles in their night-long chase.
The average period of a fox
hunt, he said, is about nine
The hunt was a feature of the
County Community Development
Program picnic sponsored by the
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Beeper spent m laillOrniCT
I Old account! Hilarv It frawdinl lr rraml.
the place of j son of Mrs. W. T. Crawford of Way
remembered nesville. has recently received an
pint a num-j L. I. D. decree from' the University
I anted to. of San Francisco nnH is nrau otuirl.
SfrOm a dis- aled With his father in Ih. nriw-tieo
going to of law in San Francisco.
II. and wants Young Crawford is a veteran of
i debtors. World War II havina s.-v..h .-i
sergeant in I he Battle of the Bulge.
He also has dramatic talent and re
cently played in "Rough and Ready
of Gold Rush Days," a play present
ed in the Mountain Theatre in
Mount Tamalpais State Park dur
ing California's Centennial Cele
bration. Hilary Crawford, Sr. is president
of Hie Mountain Play Association
a"d is also a director and member
of the executive committee of the
Commonwealth Club, an organiza-
"on ol 7.100 members, with head
quarters in San Francisco.
Mrs. William I. Lee returned to.
uy Pom New York City where
she has spent the past week with
Fire Inspectors Will
Approximately 20 members of
ne North Carolina Fire Preven
"n Association on July 6 and
w"l inspect mercantile and other
Public buildings in Waynesville,
Lake Junaluska, Clyde, Canton
and other communities for fire
The Inspection, a service ren
wed by special agents of stock
nsurance companies, will be held
n conjunction with the quarterly
meeting 0f the Stock Fire Insur
ance Held Club of North Caro
An organization of Western
North Carolina tourist facility
operators in II counties was
formed here shortly after noon
Klected to the board of direc
tors were: William Castleberry
of Buncombe, named temporary
chairman; J. E. Johnson of Hen
derson, Paul Hyatt of Haywood,
James C. Gaither of Transyl
vania, Lassie Kelly of Macon,
H. L. Bass of Jackson, Jimmy
Myers of Swain, Arthur Wolf of
Graham, J. M. Baitv of Chero
kee, and W. T. Latham of Lake
Junaluska (Haywood). These di
rectors will elect another mem
ber to the board.
After the elections, the meet
ing adjourned for luncheon at
the Piedmont, where the direc
tors were scheduled to hold an
The directors voted to name
the organization the Western
North Carolina Tourist Associa
tion. They named Mrs. Doyle Alley
of Waynesville as their tempo
rary secretary and called a meet
ing for 11 a.m. next Thursday at
the Myers Tourist Court in Bry
They also decided to contact
civic leaders and organizations
in the respective counties to form
local units in connection with the
Another director will be select
ed later from Madison county to
complete the board.
Eighty-five lourist facility oper
ators in 11 Western North Caro
lina counties met here late this
morning to discuss the possibility
of creating an organizaton of their
own to further the development of
the tourist business.
The meeting at the Haywood
County Court House waa sponsored
by Western North Carolina Associ
atcTGmnrr'dniti.;.,, with Barnes Ktl-
! Patrick, president of the Waynes
ville Chamber of Commerce, as
host and Mrs. Frank Knutti, sec
retary of the Waynesville chamber,
j Francis Heazel of Asheville,
: chairman of WNCAC's projects
committee, explained that such an
organization would set up mini
! mum standards for member hotels,
; tourist courts, cafes, restaurants i
and rooming houses in the 11
Specifically, he added, the or
1. make an impartial grading of
2 provide for the clearing of
j accommodations that is. where
tourists find one area's accommoda
tions alrcadv filled, they would be
! directed to other places with avail
; able facilities.
j He also declared that there is
, a "wide variation in rates" to be
' adjusted in the area,
j The over-all purpose. Mr. Hea
zcl explained, would be to improve
facilities to such an extent that
the visitors would be induced to
remain for an extended stay of
one or two weeks, instead of merely
"Increasing the tourist's stay."
he told the operators, "is for your
profit. And you can do this by
having facilities at such a standard
that visitors will recommend them
He explained that WNCAC is
offering its facilities to help form
such an organization.
He told the audience that the
question is that of proper handling
of the visitors, and pointed out
Gatlinburg's Tourist Bureau as an
example of such an organization,
which operates on the Tennessee
side of the Park.
"Most of all." Mr. Heazel added,
"the object is to set up standards
that are at least as high as those
on the Tennessee side.
"With the backing and support
(See Tourist Page 61
tained in a letter from Club Pres
ident W E. Rushin of Charlotte
to Paul Davis, Waynesville insur
ance man. . .
The inspectors, working in pairs,
will examine theaters, hotels, res
taurants, stores, hospitals, schools
and other public buildings-except
churches-and make recommenda
tions for the elimination of any
fir " hazards they find. Mr. Bush.n
"S.fSer added: "We will ma .
a brief examination of each town s
fire defenses." fi,
(See Fire Inspection rage n'
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1 1 T ttxfA fit U.
These six youths attended the Tar Heel Boys State held hist week at Chapel Hill. Delegates to the
week-long gathering sponsored every year by the American Legion are chosen from among the out
standing high school students of their sections. Left to right are Charles Womach f Waynesville.
.sponsored by the Waynesville Rotary Club; (a ne Yai borough ol Lake Junaluska, sponsored by the
Wavnesville Lions Club; Jimmy Uicndle of Waynesville, Houte 1 sponsored by I. 1. Cans of New York,
., it,o,,u:, M:n-.ularlurini' Comnanv salesman: Blane I'aiham of
Waynesville Lions Club; Boh
Jfniile 1 holh snolisoicd by Haywood Post
Top Name List In
New Phone Book
The new telephone directories
for Waynesville and Canton have
And contrary to the general
rule, the name "Smith" i not the
-largest single name Appearing in
the listing of the two towns. In
Waynesville there are 14 Smiths,
and 13 in Canton.
Davis leads the listing in Way
nesville, with 37, while there are
only 10 listed in Canton by that
Of the two towns. Smathers of
Canton is the largest single
name, with 48 in the Canton di
rectory. There are three in
The Medfords come in for a
large listing at both places, with
15 in Waynesville and 18 in Can
ton. The Waynesville listing con
tains 13' pages, and Canton
This is the first time that many
of the recently installed rural
phones have been listed in either
The first name in Waynes
ville's directory is Albert At)' I.
and the last is John Zimmerman.
first in Canton is me ini
is the last.
and Willis Young
The Mountaineer regrets that the,,
wrong picture was published on
Mondav of Joe B. Davis, who died ,
of injuries received in an automo- j
bile wreck late Saturday. The pic
lure was of another Joe Davis.
The mix-up came i" wrong iden
tification, although The Mountain
eer sought out persons who knew
the young man who was killed, and
used the picture 'hey identified.
The error is regretted by all
Gradc "A" Production Rising
32 New Dairy Barns Have
Been Completed Since
C. D. Program Started
Frank Davis of Iron Duff, chair
man of the, County Dairy Commis
sion, said today 32 new Grade A
dairy barns have been completed
since the county's Community
Program was launched last Febru
ary. Several others." he added. ' are
in the process of construction ".
He declared that Ihe Commis
sion's goal of 50 new Grade A
dairies in the county for 1949 "is
expected to be exceeded by cpjite
The dairy farmer and civic lead
er forecast that as a result of this
progress Haywood's dairy produc
tion would be double that of last
year's when income was estimated
Who Attended Tar Heel Boys State
Waynesville, Route 2. and
47 i Waynesvillei ol ilie
Club Plans Three-Day
Program For July 4
Auctions Tonight I
Tonight will mark the first sale i
of the 17lh consecutive year for the j
Waynesville Art Gallery, which is
owned by James Mann. I
Tuesday and Wednesday nights '
were inspection nights and the:
first auction will be held tonighl.
' starling at tt o'clock.
Mr. Mann stated thai he has!
tifly per cent more stock than in'
former years, with a fine collection
' of rare Meissen and Dresden,
paintings, oriental rugs, sterling I
: silver. diamond jewelry and
Assisting Mr. Mann again this
year will be II. Artlie Fincke, auc-
lioneer. Leon Sisson, Henry Kar
nas and F.dilh Parrot I. Ni w mem-
hers to the group include Ward V ,
F.Idridge, Theodore Sisson and i
Mary Koch. 1
Two sales will be held daily, one
at 10:3(1 a in. and another at ft
p. m. Valuable gilts will lie given :
away at each sale.
Resident- of Cecil will hold a
Community Development Program
meeting at 7:3(1 V m. tonight at
Cecil School Hr A P ('line,
commuiiily chairman, will preside
Pe( Dairies alone last year
bought 7.680.000 pounds of milk
from the county's farmers, who
marketed an unestimated addition
al volume through other sources.
Ten of the new dairy barns have
been built in Mr. Davis- own Iron
Duff section, and the others are lo
cated about evenly
re'st of the county.
He pointed out thai though the
number of new Grade A dairymen
will exceed the number who were
in business when the Development
Program started, most of the new
barns are relatively small. Other
wise, he indicated, the greater pro
duction resulting from this new
building would be greater than
the double volume forecast, for
Waynesville, also sponsored by the
Joseph Lawson Bingham, Clyde
A lhrfwday program -ponred
by the Hazelwood Boosters Club
be held in observance of Inde
Club President William Prevost
announced today (he three-day
celebration, scheduled to open
with an entertainment program
June 28. will feature a parade
through Hazelwood and Waynes
ville, soltball and baseball games
between top-notch teams, and oth
The program will open officially
at 7 p.m. June 28 at Waynesville
Township High School field, where
a feriis wheel and five other "mid
way" rides will be set up.
The Duke of Paducah and his
string band will give performances
at 7:1a and I): IS o'clock.
The program will take a solemn
note Sunday when union services
conducted by the Methodist . Pres
byterian and Baptist churches and
I he Church of God will be held al
The Rev. M. H. Wiliamson. pas
lor of the Waynesville Presbyteri
an Church, will be the principal
Al 10 a.m. Monday, the Fourth
of July, the Independence Day
parade will start, with the Ameri
can Legion posts of Waynesville
and Hazelwood. the National
Guard. Veterans of Foreign Wars,
the Waynesville Township High
School junior and senior bands,
and Boy and Girl Scouts scheduled
Mr. Prevost also said ariange
mcnts are being made to stage a
baseball game in the afternoon be
tween the Hazelwood club ol the
Industrial League and another
team, and a Softball game Monday
night between a Hazelwood team
and another club.
Mrs. Jimmy Fields has assumed
Ihe duties as secretary for the
county Home Demonstration Agent
I his week. She will fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of Mrs.
I.. J. Cannon of Canton.
350 Attend Picnic Held
In Iron Duff Tuesday
Approximately 350 men, women,
and children representing nearly
every community in Haywood
(County gathered on Frank Davis'
farm in Iron Duff late Tuesday
afternoon for a picnic, games, and
to get acquainted.
The event, sponsored by the Hay
wood and Jackson County Fox
Hunters Association, was held in
conjunction with the county's
Community Development Program.
The host, Association President
Davis, who is an Iron Duff Pro
gram leader and chairman of the
County Dairy Commission, termed
Eller Proposes To
In Business At
Bank This Year
Optimism prevailed at the
meeting of the hoard of directors
of the First National Bank Wed
nesday, as a report of business
for the first six months was giv
en. According to .1. F.. Massie, vice
chairman of the board, the cus
tomary dividends were declared,
and the bonuses paid employees.
"Business tor the first six
months of lit HI showed an in
crease over the same period of
last year." Mr. Massie declared.
The board feels optimistic over
the prospects for continued good
business for the remainder of the
year, and indications reflect a
good summer season, the bank
ing group pointed out.
Dies In Clyde
Joseph Glenn Cathey, 33. farmer
and World War II veteran, died
Tuesday in an Asheville hospital
after a brief illness.
A native ol Haywood County, he
was the son of Mrs. Lizzie Cathey
and the late Iv G. Cathey. He serv
ed two years in the (J. S. Navy and
since discharge had farmed at his
home near Clyde.
' Funeral services were held "in flhe
Clyde Methodist Church al 3 o'
clock this afternoon. The Rev. W. T. i
Medlin. Jr., pastor officiated and
was assisted by Chaplain .lack Bur-1
riss of Moore General Hospital, j
Members of the Clyde Veterans of!
Foreign Wars served as pallbearers
and were in charge ol graveside
rites. Flower hearers were members
of the Auxiliary of the V. F. W.
Interment was in Bon-A-Venture
Surviving are Ihe widow. In
former Miss Hazel Tay lor: one son,
Edwin Glenn; three brothers, Mark
Cathey of F.nka. Harry Cathey of
Clyde and Major Waller K. Cat hey
of Aberdeen Md.
Truck Hits Pole
A truck sheared off a telephone
pole in Hazelwood at about 10:30
P. M. yesterday, but Ihe driver es
caped injury , police reported.
The truck su tiered consider
Clyde Is Still
Clyde hasn't had a police
force since the morning of June
That was the time Police
Chief Shay llenson resigned to
become an officer in Portland,
Last Friday, at their first of
ficial meeting since they were
elected June 7, Mayor Haynes
and the three aldermen con
sidered applications for llenson's
job of policing the town of 850
people, but made no appoint
ment. "But Clyde's a very quiet
town anyway." observed Mrs.
Joyce Haynes, who was re-elected
that night as town clerk, a posC
she has held since 1935.
it "one of the first moves from a
county standpoint to draw people
from the various communities to
gether for such a gathering." He
said he hoped to make it a semi
The guests represented a cross
section of the county. Among them
were government and civic leaders,
officials of the various Communi
ty Development Program organiza
tions, and a heavy representation
They included State Representa
tive G rover C Davis, former State
(See Iron Duff Puge 6)
The Chamber of Commerce di
rectors put their stamp of approv al
on a recreation center project this
I week, and the proposition if be
! ing carried to all civic club, for
: expression of opinion Ibis week.
1 Warren Eller. owner of the?
i Waynesville Country Club h,!- of
fered to lease to the Tiran of
i Wavnesville. or a recreation com
mittee, the swimming pool, both
house and pavilion at the Club for
one dollar a year
Under Mr. F.llrr's offer, the rec
reation commission would be re
sponsible for the operation and
maintenance of Ihe property and
j The Waynesv ille board of at.lr
: men investigated Ihe proposition,
'and feel that for several thousand
j dollars the property can he put
i into excellent condition.
1 While the town board would not
officially commit themselves to
any financial obligation, I bey did
indicate they would "go along on
: any general plan" for the develop
ment and operation of a reel ca
James Kilpatrick. president of
the Chamber of Commerce, namr-d
j directors of the organization to
appear before the civic clulu of
i the community and present the
I "A decision, and action will he
guided by the sentiment ol I lie ma
jorities of the clubs, as well as
other citizens of the community,''
Mr. Kilpatrick said.
"The oiier on the part of Mr.
Eller is a very generous one. and
as for myself, feel that il is one
that we cannot afford to turn down.
We have talked of a recreation
center for many years, and here is
the very lounda,t)ioiviuJf. oi,KI already
buili Jr only a dollar a year. Thi
seems to be the beginning of the
logical solution to a matter which
we have long felt a definite need
for here in this community."
Included In the matters of busi
ness disposed of by the director;
was making the final payment on
a note of $1,000 which was used to
build the office in the city ball
building. The office is rent-free.
Bruce Brown Is
For Town Of Clyde
Bruce Brown, 28-yeat -elf) law
yer who passed his slate bar ex
aminations last August, wos ,-jn-pointed
Clyde town attorney F' l
day by Ihe Board of Aldermen mvH
Mayor Vanar Haynes for a two
The Wake Forest College law
school graduate, who wa; born vid
raised in Clyde, succeeds J. R Mor
gan of Waynesville.
Mr. Morgan, who had served r.
the post for many years had re
quested the board that be not tie
reappointed because of Mir pres
sure of his private practice
The action was taken al the fir-t
official meeting of the new mayor
and the three new aldermen, who
were elected June 7.
The new town adminiiralirMi
also re-elected Mrs Joyce Har."
to a new two-year term a town
clerk. Mrs. Haynes has served m
this office since 1935.
In other business at the hit-I-ing,
the town officials named A'
derman Gerald Fish as director of
sanitation: Alderman Cecil Spli
cer, director of streets and bg'f;:
and Alderman Jay Morgan direc
tor of the water and sewer sv.tpi
The mayor and members of the
board will consider the town tax
list for the 1949-50 fiscal year to
be drawn up by Mrs. Haynes when
they hold their next niep'm-;,
scheduled for 7:30 p m July 1
Injured . : : . 17
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).
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