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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. 26 8 PAGES Associated
Tel WAYNESVILLE, N. C. MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 4, 1949 Advj
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Crowds Jam Haywood
For 3-Day Holiday
n hnvs and eirls are among the 14 members of the Way--'
ncsvillc Township High School band who are attending the famed
Transylvania Music Camp near Brevard. They are taking private
lessons under nationally-ranking artists, playing in Hie camp con
certs, and generally having a vacation. Left to light, in front row.
arc: Elizabeth Watkins, Lane Prevost. Kathcrinr Hyatt, Joyce
Carter. Betty Noland. and Aileen Williams. Hack row. left to right,
are Robert Massie, Carol Underwood, Mark Rogers. Stanford
Massie. Kenneth Underwood, and J. I). Stanley. Robert Streacher.
another band member at the camp, was absent when this picture
484 Cars Per Hour
On Soco Gap Road
Patrolman Jrff May took IS
minutes out Sunday morning
about 10, while stationed at Soco
Gap, to count passing; traffic.
In the 15-minutr period, he
counted 121 vehicles 81 going
west and 40 east.
That was not the heaviest time
of the day, it was explained by
The rate the cars passed
meant 484 per hour, which is
heavy traffic on any highway.
Williamson Tells Union
Service Audience Nation
'Is Not Entirely Free'
Dr. And Mrs. N. F.
In Auto Wreck
Dr. and Mrs. N. F. Lancaster
were painfully injured late Thurs
day, when their car was hit head-on
by a truck near Weaverville.
Both are patients in an Ashe
! villi- hospital. Dr. Lancaster is
j suffering from three broken ribs,
I and cuts and bruises about the
Mrs Lancaster rpcpivpd a hard
blow on the head, as well as cuts
annul the tace and arm.
Attending ohvsicians said that
the condition of both patients is
satisfactory, but they will probably
be kept in the hospital for another
The two had been to a camp
near Weaverville to visit their son
Bobby, and were en route home
when a truck swerved on the wrong
side of a curve and crashed into
the car. Dr. Lancaster was driv
ing Mrs. Lancaster's Buick.
No one in the truck was report
"America is not free- too many
things enslave us," Rev. M. H. Wil
liamson, pastor of the first Prcs
hvterian church told an audience at
a union service at the high school
stadium here Sunday night. I he
event was sponsored by t he Boos
ters Club, as pail of the annual
Fourth of July observance.
Rev. Mr. Williamson read the
first part of the Declaration of In
dependence, and this pointed out
that the late President Roosevelt
said during World War II that
"America is lighting to preserve
the four freedoms freedom
lit nrpss freedom of religion, free
dom from want and freedom from
"America today does not have
freedom from want or fear," He v.
Mr. Wiliamson said.
"We do not have freedom from
tragedy and the number of trage
dies is appalling. Our highways
are human slaughter houses. Only
recently Norlh Carolina voted
$200,000,000 , for more highways,
(Sec Williamson Page 8)
The boys of the Waynesville and
Hazelwood troops joined their fel
low Scouts from 13 other Western
North Carolina counties this morn
ing for a week's stay at Camp
The charter campers for the 1949
season were the 160 boys with
their scout masers who arrived last
Monday for the opening which
had been delayed a week when the
June floods had washed out the
bridges over the Little East Fork
to the camp. , . . . :
Bob Garner of the Daniel Boone
Council headquarters in Ashcville
is director for the camp. With him
at the camp is a staff of held exec
The camp season will continue
until July 30.
Different troops in the 14-counly
rnimril area will be arriving for
weekly encampments through the i
The season's first campers found
many improvements that had been
made since lest year. Among these
was the increased fleet of canoes
and rowboats at the camp lake.
The Hazelwood troop, sponsored
by the Hazelwood Boosters Club,
is headed by Scoutmaster Jonn i.
Shull. It was chartered late last
winter to become Haywood Coun
ty's newest Scout unit.
Paul McKlroy. Jr., is Scoutmas
ter for the Waynesville troop,
which is sponsored by the Waynes
ville Rotary Club.
21 Arrested Over
The week-end proved to be a
busy period for the police depart
ment, as 21 arrests were made, ac
cording to Orville Noland, chief of
v ,.ao OllCBICU UII l.Iiaica "l
driving while drunk: 2 for speed
ing, 1 for failure to have a drivers
license 1 fnr aucanlt 1 tnr nnprat-
irg a disorderly house, and the
others for public drunkenness.
i once court was held Monday
niorninu at ton t -u.,wo
c " . ii 11 in ulUCI IV 1 1 in .
l"e conjested calendar.
CONGRESSMAN REDDEN HERE
Rep. Monroe Redden of Hender
sonvilie, was in Waynesville today
"i mncn at the Waynesville Coun
A class of 25 candidates will re
ceive the Royal Arch Mason's de
gree at a supper ceremony at 6:dU
p. m. Friday in Asheville.
t., Acarw will be conferred by
Wavnesville Chapter 69. Canton
Chapter 87. and Bald Creek Chap
ter 55 with Most r.xceiu-m
: ' n;ii!o. A Coble, member
pamon - "'
of the Waynesville chapter, grand
high priest of the 'n ru....-
Grand Royal Arch chapter, offi
ciating. ... ...
C B. Hosnflook. Waynesville
chapter secretary, said the class
V 1 the W. A. Coble
class in honor of the Waynesville
He said all companions arc re
quested to be at the Masonic flail
in Waynesville a' 3 P- m where
cars will be ready to take them to
Fines Creek Church
By MRS FL'RM AN NOLAND
On June 26. the Rev. R. P. Mc
Cracken, pastor of the Fines Fines
Creek Baptist church, discussed
the need for completing work on
the church building
The following Tuesday morning,
carpenters were busy working on
The Fourth of July celebration in
Haywood county comes to a bril
liant climax today with a parade,
sports carnivals and patriotic meet
ine dominating the program.
Some 200 marchers this morn
ing staged an Independence Day
parade sponsored by the Hazel
wood Boosters Club.
National Guardsmen, members of
the VFW and American Legion,
Boy and Girl Scouts, civic organi
zations, and the Wav nesville Town-i-hie,
High School bands, starling
from the County Court House,
marched down the main street
through Waynesville and Hazel
wood between sidewalks lined with
hundreds of men, women and chil
dren. Alhlctir events were features ol
the morning program, both at
Lake Jitnaluska and the high school
Track and field events for boys
and girls and contests for all ages
were scheduled on the Boosters
Club program following the parade,
Starling at noon, the bills will
,.h. with the roar of ancient muz
zle loaders as men and boys from
throughout the county start com
peting for prizes in the three-hour
hog rifle shooting.
when the shooting at the high
school field ends, Hazelwood and
Canton's Pigeons of the Industrial
League will play baseball in the
Directing tin- track and field
events were Cdach Carloton Wcatti
erbv and Assiclant Coach Carl Rat-
cliffe of Waynesville High.
Al Lake Junaluska. swimming
races for boys and girls were held
during the morning, with the canoe
and motorboat races and other
boating events scheduled to start
at 12:45 p. m.
The carnival is under the direc
tion of Cuthbert Ishee. Assembly
recreational director, who is High
the Assembly will feature the
address of John J. Parker, of
Charlotte, senior judge of the
Fourth U. S. Circuit Court ol Ap
peals, at eight o'clock.
An old-fashioned hrewoms uis
play which will start at the fool of
the Cross at 10 p. m.. will close the
Independent- Day program.
Canton's Fourth of July program
will be topped o(T tonight in the
softball doubleheader at Champion
i..ri hntwi-en the crack Champion
YMCA nine and Crutchfield'.s of
Spartanburg, former houm cam-
lina State champion.
Rnlh Barnes shape up as pitcnels
duels, with Nazi Miller and Windy
Sams scheduled to pucn ior na...-
nlttrt and Wilber Cause, hpanan-
burg ace, doing mound duty for
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
Independence Day program start
ed last Tuesday night when the
amusement rides opened at the
high school grounds. Since then
thousands of men. women and chil
dren from nearly every community
Heavy Traffic Sets
New High Record
The new officers of the Waynes
ville Lions Club will be installed
Thursday night in ceremonies at
a steak supper at L. N. Davis'
camp off the Balsam Road. The
meeting will begin at 7 p. m.
It was understood that Dick
Bradley, first vice-president-elect,
will automatically assume the
duties of president after instal
lation, succeeding Paul Davis.
Thp situation was created by the
death of Lloyd Kirkpatrick, the
president-elect, victim of an auto
accident June 19.
Jimmy Reed, who was elected
second vice-president, and Johnqy.
Cuddeback. third vtee-presiaent,
will move up one position, leaving
the third vice-presidency vacant.
The new directors will fill the
post of third vice-president within
a few days after the ceremonies.
Other new officers to be installed
Thursday night are Ernest Ed
wards, secretary: Herbert Angel
treasurer; Lester Burgin, Jr., Lion
tamer: Joe Tate, Jr., lamw.siei,
Lawrence Leatherwood and J. C.
Patrick, directors for one year; and
Ben Phillips and C. E. Weatherby,
directors for two years.
The final meeting of the club
year Thursday night was given to
routine matters of closing one of
ihr. must successful years in the
history of the club and making
plans for the beginning of the new
year the next day.
Johnny Cuddeback, the out-going
secretary, was presented a plaque
frm District 31 - A Governor
Whitener for his excellent service
during the year.
The steak fry provided by the
food committee will highlight the
As thousands of cars bearing
Julv 4lh holiday travellers flowed
over Haywood county's highways.
State Highway Patrol Corporal E.
W. Jones said the traffic was the
heaviest be had ever seen.
He reported I here had not been
a single accident in the county up
to 10 a. m. today.
Traffic was How inn through
Clyde at a rapid pace Sunday
afternoon, according to Cpl.
In a 26-miuute period, from
3:49 to 4:15 Sunday he counted
330 vehicles. This is by far the
heaviest count ever made on
Highway No. 19 and 33, he said.
"Everyone seemed to be driv
ing with rare, and we exper
ienced no trouble with violators
on the highways," he commented
About the only road that wasn't
jammed with traffic Sunday was
the White Oak road to Max Patch
The highway from Cherokee to
Gatlinburg was so crowded both
ways that cars proceeded virtually
bumper to bumper and could go
no faster than 20 miles an hour
over most stretches.
A visitor from Pennsylvania said
the same conditions had been true
shortly after daylight when traffic
usually is scarce.
Shops in Cherokee and other
parts of the Indian reservation
were thronged with tourists all
With lourisl courts, hotels, and
rooming houses from Waynesville
to the Tennessee side of the Park
filled to capacity by early Sunday
afternoon, many travellers were
forced to spend the night in their
cars parked by the roadsides.
Killed In Wreck
(See Crowds Page 8)
Memorial Chapel Dedicated
Dr. Hamilton Says
Disappointment Can Be
Turned Into Successes
Concluding a series of platform
addresses here, the Rev. Dr. Wal
ace Hamilton, speaking to a Juna
ltJska audience, declared that the
most worthwhile lives are those
'ho having learned the secret of
'"rning their disappointments and
defeats into better things than they
nad ever dreamed of.
Life is fun 0f frustrations, he
f a, but they may become fruit
Dr. HamHton is continuing his
ies, speaking at the Convocation
"OUr nf thi, W l- t .l. r
.i. Accpmblv in session
n'wUh nroVe thanO.n atten
dance. , ,. , ..A rr.
"For some pcopie. u'"
Hamilton, the major problem of
ufe is to take a broken plan and
make something out of ,
"Few people have the chance to
Uve on th'e basis of their first choice
and have to settle for someth.ng
less than what they wanted.
.... . ni nrepared to cope
'with anything but success we are
not conditioned tor
(See Pr. Hamilton 9
.... ik vxV
By MRS. FURMAN NOLAND
The Fines Creek Community De
velopment Program continues to
stimulate new improvements in this
Among the latest being effected
it- the new cannery that is being
built at the Fines Creek School.
This will become the fourth can
m.rv nnerated for the convenience
of Haywood's farm homemakers by
the county school officials. Ihe
others are operating at Waynes
ville, Bethel and Crabtree.
Another addition to the com
munity is the new tenant house
that has just been completed on
Millard Ferguson s farm.
Hugh Morris recently moved
into his new home in upper Fines
Creek, and Mr. and Mrs. ired u.
Safford have bought a new car.
Traffic Heavy In
Chief Orville Noland said traf
fic over the week-end was the
heaviest he recalls ever seeing
"Outside of two speeders, and
one drunk driver, the rest seemed
to be driving with care," he said.
The violators were arrested.
The Haywood County Comunity
Development Program and the de
velopment of the Soco Road valley
will be discussed Thursday nigm
at a simoer meeting of the Soco
Gap Road Boosters Club at Maggie
The dinner will start at 7:30 p.m.
The principal speakers will be
County Agent Wayne Corpening,
Jonathan Woody, president ot tnc
First National Bank of Waynes
ville; and County Schools Super
intendent Jack Messer.
Mrs. James Robert Plolt, Jr.,
Club secretary who made the an
nouncement today, said anyone
who wants to attend the supper
meeting should contact her.
The Club's objective is to pro
mote and develop the valley from
Soco Gap to Lake Junaluska as a
Club President Tom Campbell
will be in charge of the session.
CLIFFORD HOWELL UN
DERWOOD died of injuries re
ceived late Saturday when bis
motorcycle hurtled off the road
near Greeneville, Tenn. He
died in Creeneville's Takoma
Hospital. The cycle failed to
make a curve and left the high
way eight miles south of Greene
ville. This' picture was made
while in the Navy during the
last war.. t . . ..
Rites Are Set
Fnneral services for Howell Un
derwood. 27, of Waynesville. who
was killed in a motorcycle accident
near Greeneville, Tenn., Saturday
afternoon, will be held Tuesday at
2:30 p. m. in Ratcliffe Cove Baptist
The Rev. Balo Rogers will of
ficiate and burial will be in Craw ford
Memorial Park. Pallbearers
will be R. V. Ford, Clyde Bunh
field, Mark Palmer, Harvey Na
tions. Dewey Ford and Charlie
Military rites will be conducted
at the graveside by the Veteran of
j Foreign Wars and American Legion
Posts and the 120th Tank
Unit. National Guard. The Rev
R. L. Young, Legion chaplain, wiH
officiate. VFW and Legion auxili
aries will be in charge of flower;
The body was taken to the home
of a sister, Mrs. John Webb, Kat
cliffe Cove, this afternoon.
Underwood was traveling with a
group of friends who were plan
ing to attend motorcycle races m
Greeneville. The sccldent happened
on a detour. Underwood died in a
(See Underwood Page 8i
Mr. and Mrs. William Ray and
small daughter have moved into
their new home on the Conutry
Ho Plane Crashed
The Sheriff's office said Sat
urday there was "nothing to" ri -ports
that a plane had gone down
at Woodfin Mountain the previ
A deputy said a thorough
check failed to reveal any evi
dence of a crash.
Two men at a motor company
In Wayoepville said they had
seen a light trainer-type plane
ge down at the mountain but
had not seen it rise again.
An officer said the plane could
have ascended beyond their
This is an artist's drawing of the Memorial Chapel at Lake
, oinsUa which was dedicatee yesieruy ..
r Tn J H ell of Charlotte. He administered the Holy Com
Costen J. nHarrem' , t(,e chapel at 8:30 Sunday, the occasion
nUV ?SoZZ o the building which is a memorial to men
S worn n from the denomination's Southeastern Jurisdiction who
and wmen by Df p g Love gup.
ST? ipV of the Assembly. Admiral WfcN. Thomas, of the United
SSI'S vy, In! I the Dr. Elmer Clark, member of the Juna
ju.ska Board' of Trustees.
Haywood Fire Inspection
To Start Wednesday
Public buildings in Waynesville,
Canton. Clyde. Lake Junaluska, and
other communities will be Inspect
ed Wednesday and Thursday for
The inspections will be carried
on by 20 members of the North
Carolina Fire Prevention Associa
tion working in two-man teams.
This service will be conducted in
conjunction with the quarterly
meeting in Waynesville of the
Stock Fire Insurance Field Club of
North Carolina, an organization
composed of special agents of stock
Club president W. E. Rushin of
rharlotte announced the scheduled
inspections recently in a letter to
Paul Davis, Waynesville insurance
The inspectors will examine the
aters, cafes, resaturants, hospitals,
schools, and other places, with the
exception of churches, where peo
ple gather in large numbers.
Then they will make recommend
ations for the elimination of any
(See Fire Inspection Page 8)
Killed . 3
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).