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The Waynesville Mountaineer
UNCLE ABE SEZ
Some body has sed that the
drinldn' class o' fokes air the
most warm-harted; may be so,
they stay warmed up so much.
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
64th YEAR NO. 27 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 7, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Fire Hazards Few
In Haywood Towns
Judge Marcus C. Redwine of
Winchester, Ky., is president of
the Southeastern Jurisdictional
Board of Hospital; and Homes
which will hold its 1949 confer-
t Lake Junaluska on Mun
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tours the day and luesaay.
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"e ! Board of Hospital and Homes will
fcaport that I hold its 1949 conference at Lake
business, Junaluska. Monday and luesaay.
appear as Judge Marcus C. Kedwine, of
bseotne a; Winchester, Ky,. president of the
I board, announced this today.
for a trip) The members are: the Rev.
ky, another j Rufus Wicker. Atlanta., Ga.; the
itfor a trip 1 Iltv. T. C. Prewitt, Vicksburg.
Miss.; the Rev. Faustino Carrion.
les m a n, j Havana Cuba; the Rev, W. C.
the "inter-1 Franks. Campbellsville, Ky.
walked a The Rev. L. E. Ledbetter. Walter-
for a trip , Ixiro. S. C; the Rev. A. S. Trulock,
Macon, Ga.; the Rev. Dean Stroud,
lyone want-, Nashville. Tennessee.
asked, as The Rev. T. M. Swann, Staunton,
the circle Va : Mrs. E. L. Hillman, Wilming-
N people ton; E. L. Malone. Pensacola, Fla.;
Pie earth George H. Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.;
Mrs. Homer Tatum, Memphis,
c. N. Carraway, Birmingham,
J stepped Ma . Mjss Ethe Harpsli Cedart0wn,
onice Georgia; E. A. Tanner, Indianola,
titroduced 1 Mississippi: Mrs. Ned Camp, South
Uwis of Carolina; Robert T. Amos. High
W Hook pin,
led to peer in arlriitinn tn .lnHm, Hodwine.
r ce'''nCs. presidine nfTire inrlnHo- liUhlin
nd stare at . William T. Watkins, Louisville.
y S,udl 1 Ky .; Dr. Wicker Dr Prewitt and
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Mrs. Laura Grahl
Dies At Hospital
Mrs. Laura Clark Grahl, 79, wid
ow of the late Will A. Grahl, died
'n a Chattannn&a hrtcnifal parlv
Mrs Grahl was a native of Hay
wood County but for the past
tWelVP VPars hnA rrtarln Y.a hnrna
care" with a daughter, Mrs. Sam Plott,
N touch t Ga
Ic wires or'w y W1" returned to
Siook sairf '"''"vine for burial. Funeral
e causes , "Bemen,s under the direction
K off the drrelt F"neral Home were in-
"i contact - " noon.
N start. ,... urvlvnrs in addition to Mrs.
are two sons, Linwood Grahl
a.vnesville, and Wayne Grahl
phing that ,.. ""Pnur. La.: one half-brother,
it. , 81 Miller Rnr,i C...U
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.. ""iouii oil U I II Wdiu-
"na; and ten grandchildren.
None Hurt In Two Wrecks
Haywood County had a "wreck
s Fourth of July week-end
"Mil late Monday afternoon when
inxee pare - a l , , i
"e vehicles were damaged, but
"t. 0ne killed or injured in
euner collision, reported State
Highway Patrolman H. Dayton,
no incidentally, saw one of the
- p. m., driving just east
1 canton, he saw the panel truck
th i i. m "We with car
had turned off the road from
Survey Of Business
Districts of Four
An inspection for fire hazards
showed Waynesville, Hazelwood,
Clyde and Canton are in "generally
W. E. Rushin of Charlotte, chair
man of the North Carolina Fire
Prevention Association, gave this
verdict today, shortly after 20
special agents of the Association
finished their two-day examinations
of nearly 200 buildings in the busi
ness districts of the four towns.
"With few exceptions." he said
in an interview, "conditions gen
erally were good."
Poor housekeeping trash or lit
ter in basements and upper floors
made up the worst fire hazard
the inspectors found, and these con
ditions existed in comparatively
few of the buildings, Mr, Rushin
Godfrey Cheshire, an agent from
Raleigh, said: "The greatest safe
guard against fire ever devised is
Mr. Rushin warned, "it's a mat
ter of having one bad apple in a
barrel of good apples.
"A bad condition in one build
ing is a hazard to the entire block."
The inspectors, working in teams
of two each, examined stores, res
taurants, hospitals, cofes, theaters,
city and county buildings, and a
few manufacturing plants, check
ing for defective power, electric,
and wiring installation, and trash
accumulations that could be sources
of destructive blazes.
Church buildings and private
residences were not examined.
The inspectors were unable to
check the county and city schools
during their tour, but Paul Davis.
Waynesville insurance man, said,
these buildings would be examined
in the fall.
"In general," Mr. Rushin added,
"we found the property very well
"We did not find any condition
that could be called alarming and
require immediate remedy, as we
have found in other towns.
"We also found these four com
munities to be somewhat better
than average of the towns we prev
Referring to the fire-fighting in
stallations, he added:
"We consider the Are depart
ments and defenses for the com
munities as reasonably good and
perhaps better than average for
towns of their size."
The agent also declared that the
inspectors received "unusually good
cooperation from local insurance
executives, city officials, and indi
vidual property owners and rent
ers." Where hazards were discovered,
the inspectors left their recom
mendations with the owners or
tenants of the buildings.
A mimeographed report of these
fire prevention surveys will be
given to the respective town offi
cials. Mr. Rushin said the civic
officials have already promised to
have their fire departments follow
up on the recommendations of the
inspectors regarding hazards found
The recommendations, he ex
plained, however, are not manda
tory. "The matter of correcting the
conditions found is up to the indi
vidual tenants and property own
ers." he added.
"These inspections have nothing
to do with fire insurance rates, and
no reports will be made to the
He declared the agents hope one
of the results of the survey will be
the initiation of measures in the
respective communities to prevent
(See Fire Inspection Page 8
the overhead bridge and skid on
the rain-slickened pavement of
Mrs. Roy H. Bryant of Drayton,
S C. with her husband in the car,
and Mrs. Ernest Payne of English.
W Va in the truck, were slammed
against the windshields, breaking
the glass with their heads.
Neither was injured.
Riding with the Paynes was their
Patrolman Dayton added he
warned Mr. Bryant to do something
(See Trafflr pe
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"OSSIE L". SUtTONVWorld War
fl veteran and' former, police
thief of Marion and Morganton,
started work June 15 as Hazel
wood's new police chief. A native
son of Sylva. Chief Sutton suc
ceeds John Woodrd, who ac
cepted a position as a patrolman
Doctor Killed In
Crash Near Soco
Gap On July 4th
Dr. Richard Kerman. 55-year-old
Veteran Administration hos
pital physician, stricken by a cer
ebral hemorrhage as he was driv
ing near Soco Gap Monday morn
ing, was killed when his car careen
ed out of control across the traffic
filled highway and crashed into an
Four of the bus' 41 passengers
suffered minor injuries.
An examining physician at Hay
wood County Hospital in Waynes
ville said Dr. Kerman died of a
fractured skull about a minute
after the accident in Jackson coun
ty. The four injured passengers wer
released from the hospital after
treament for burises and lacera
tions. State Highway Patrolman Jeff
May said the doctor's ear ran off
the steep, twisting road 2Vi miles
west of Soco Gap, drove about 200
feet through a ditch, then crossed
Ihe highway and rammed the left
front side of the slowly-moving bus.
The impact tossed the car over
to the other side of the road again.
lie quoted PFC Edward Morvin
of Camp Kilmer, Va an injured
passenger, as saying he saw the
driver slump in the car on the
other side of the wheel just before
the crash. The soldier said he was
seated in the front of the bus near
the operator. Henry E. Sievers of
Magistrate W. C. (Uncle Abet
Medford, of Waynesville, who had
reddin with Dr. Kerman from near
(See Wreck Page 81
Plant Farm Doing Fine
In that dark year of 1933, the De
pression was four years old, and
was to become older.
A Depression is no time, the eco
nomic experts and solid business
men say, to start a new business,
especially one you don't know much
It was about that time that D. D.
York decided to start a new busi
nessone he didn't know much
D York owner of the
heating units in his new electric hotbed, ine plants in me oea
are sweet peppers. He also uses this equipment to grow sweet
potatoes The veteran "farmer' farmer" says the hotbed gives
him better control over the conditions under which peppers and
sweet potatoes grow. This is one of the two hotbeds he installed
recently. These are some of the 300,000 plants of several different
types Mr. York grows and sells to farmers and gardeners for replanting.
To Open On
A two-week criminal term of
Haywood Superior Court will open
at 10 a. m. Monday with 110 cases
scheduled for hearing before Judge
Dan K. Moore of Sylva.
Tlrlr rif; Court C. H. Ltather-
wood, teritilng the Size of the dock
et "average for a July-session, sain
drunk driving and reckless driving
cases predominated, making - up
more than half the total. ; '"
The number includes both oul
cases continued from previous court
terms and Ihose which have de
veloped since the February term.
Besides the criminal classifica
tion, five civil cases also are sched
uled for hearing. If the usual
procedure is followed, the divorce
suits will be called first.
Meanwhile. Solicitor Triad Bry
son said he hoped to complete the
hearings on the criminal docket by :
Among those scheduled tor hear
ing is the manslaughter charge
against Hansom Green, young Clyde
man, which arose from the traffic
death of Frank Haynes on Novem
Haynes was struck and killed by
an auto at a street intersection in
Glenn Hampton Biyson in the
February term pleaded guilty lo
involuntary manslaughter in Mr.
Haynes death and was ordered to
pay compensation to the victim's
widow, Mrs. Daisy .Haynes.
Officers said the two defendants
were driving the cars involved in
the accident. After one of the
autos struck Mr. Haynes, the other
struck the first car.
The list of prospective jurors
for the term were drawn late last
month. They are:
First week Ferguson Duckett,
Fines Creek; Miss Frances Ray.
Waynesville; Glenn Campbell, Iv
II 1: R. L. Davis. Jonathan Crer
Amos Moody. Jonathan Creek; Clif
ton Rich, Ivy Hill; Corbit W.
Wright, Pigeon; Francis Bradshaw,
William T. McGaha, C'ataloochee,
Tom H. Harkins, Keaverdam; G. W.
Young, Bcaverdam; P. I). Turner.
Waynesville; J. G. Tate. Iron Duff.
Guy MeCracken, Beaverdam; K. L.
Burnett, East Fork; Hugh Russell,
Ned Crawford. Iron Duff; A W.
Devlin, Beaverdam; Morris T.
Brooks, Beaverday; James J. Clark.
Fines Creek; Mrs. David Hyatt.
Dewey V. Brendle and W. E.
Nichols, all of Waynesville: and
Grady L. Owen, Beaverdam.
Second week Gilbert Reeves,
Waynesville; Frank Parton, Ivy
Hill; Haywood Chapman, Beaver
dam; C. L. Mill, Jr., C'r;'iiti'' : Sam
(See Court Page x
j He rented about j0 acres of land
I on the Pigeon River above Bethel
School, and he and his wife started
cultivating a quarter of an acre of
it to raise vegetable plants for sale.
Three more acres they planted in
The Yorks had 15.000 to 20.000
plants that first year and made a
profit at a time when their sweet
potato plants sold for 20 cents a
(See Depression-Born Page 2)
York Plant Farm, points out the
I K a , J
MAURICE T. BROOKS. Can
ton merchant, is the new presi
dent of the Canton Lions Club.
He was installed during cere
monies last month at the Mount
Valley Inn succeeding Floyd Rob-
The members of the Waynesville!
Lions Club will induct their new
The installation ceremonies will
feature a steak dinner at Insurance
Man L. N. Davis' camp off the
Balsam Road. The meeting is
scheduled to start at 7 p. m.
Richard Bradley, who was elected
first vice-president last month, will
automatically become the new
president, succeeding Paul Davis,
after the formal installation.
Lloyd Klrkpatrick, who was elec
ted president for the new club
year, was killed in an onto accident
Jimm.v Reed will be inducted as
second yicerpresident..jQfrn Cudde
back, third vice-president; Ernest
Edwards, secretary; Herbert Angel,
treasurer; Lester Burgln, Jr., Lion
tamer; Joe Tate, Jr., Tail twister;
Lawrence Leatherwood and J. C.
Patrick, directors for one year; and
Ben Phillips and C. E. Weatherby,
directors for two years.
After Mr. Bradley assumes the
presidency, Mr. Reed will become
first vice-president, and Mr. Cudde
back, second vice-president.
The new directors will select the
third vice-president after the cere
monies. Haywood 4-H
Clubbers To Go
To White Lake
A week's vacation starts Monday
morning for 100 boys and girls of
Haywood County's 4-H Clubs.
That's the time they'll leave
Waynesville for the State 4-H Club
Camp at White Lake.
Assistant County Agent Joe
Cline has advised the members
planning to make the trip to re
turn the cards sent them so ar
rangements can be completed.
Twelve local leaders will accom
pany the 4-H members.
I Evangelist J. W. Brent of Nash
j ville. Tenn., is conducting a series
' of meetings at the community
church building near the Haywood
! Thn L-ariG iu rtiror'toH 1, t hi
Churches of Christ of Nashville.
Services are being held at 8 p. m.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Mrs. Guy Massie has returned
from a vist to her brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kline,
in Dixon, III., and other relatives
in various cities in Indiana.
Nearly 5,000 People See
July Fourth Program
The fourth annual Hazelwood
Boosters Club Fourth of July pro
gram again proved a popular suc
cess during its one-week run from
June 28 through last Monday.
Up to 5,000 men, women and
children went to the Waynesville
Township High School field to try
out the ferris wheel, merry-go-round,
the four other rides, and
Ralph Howell's ponies.
Hundreds more saw the track
and field events, hog rifle match,
and the other contests that made
up a feature of the Independence
Flood Survey Being
Made In This Area
Meet In Canton
Members of the Haywood Rec
reation Commission will meet at
Canton High School at 8 p. in. to
morrow to watch demonstrations of
games and contests and work out
the details of the county-wide pro
gram. Canton llih School Athletic
Director Charluf Poindexter will
direct the demonstrations, which
will be given lo aid the recreational
committeemen of the individual
communities in conducting their
The 35 commission members, who
include community recreation lead
ers, civic and business representa
tives, and school and YMCA ath
letic officials, elected the Rev. C.
L. Allen of Aliens Creek as (heir
chairman and drew up a general
plan for a county-wide recreation
program at their organizational
meeting on June 28.
One of thi1 points in the plan is
to train recreational leaders lo set
up programs in their own com
munities. Tomorrow night's meeting is the
first of the scheduled monthly
meetings which will be held alter
nately in Canton and Waynesville
Community recreational commit
teemen throughout the county are
urged to attend the session.
Attending physicians reported
Thursday noon that Dr. and Mrs.
N. F. Lancaster who were painfully
injured in an automobile wreck
last Thursday night, were "getting
along satisfactorily'' at an Ashe
Dr. Lancaster suffered several
broken ribs, and cuts about the
Mrs. Lancaster received a con
fusion of the head and bruises
about the arms and shoulders.
The two were returning from a
visit to their son in camp near
Weavervillc when hit head-on by
a truck. Their car was almost de
molished Indications yesterday were that
they would remain in the hospital
perhaps another week before be
ing able lo he brought home.
Judge Parker Says U. S.
Must Carry Principles
Into World At Large
High point of Junaluska Assem
bly's observance of the Fourth of
July was the patriotic address at
8 p.m. by Judge John J. Parker of
Charlotte, who spoke on "Amer
lea's Leadership in the World Com
munity." He was heard by Ihe season's
largest evening crowd gathered in
the outdoor auditorium.
Americans still believe. Judge
Parker said, in the principals of the
immortal Declaration of Independ
ent m the sovereignty of the in
Today, he added, there is more
of security, more of opportunity
and more of happiness to be fount1
beneath the Stars and Stripes than
anywhere else under God's shining
"The time has now come," he
continued, "when we must carry in
to the life of Ihe world at large the
.principles upon which the greatness
of our nation has been founded."
Day program. About 500 watched
Hazelwood beat Canton in an In
dustrial League baseball game at
the school stadium.
On Monday morning, the main
street through Waynesville and
Hazelwood was packed with spec
tators who came in spite of the
summer heat, to see the Fourth of
July parade that started at the
Haywood County Court House.
After the final event ended. Club
President M. H. Bowles said:
"We want to thank all organiza
(See Roosters Page 8)
Flood Damage Survey
Is Being Made
By TVA Engineers
The Tennessee Valley Authority
will recommend the launching of a
$20,000,000 federal flood control
program in the valley of the i pper
French Broad River, when t lie vat
ley people indicate they want to
The recommendation would tie
made to President Truman
This was announced shortly aftpr
U. S. Rep. Monroe Redden of Hen
dersonvllle. TVA Director Gordon
Clapp, and TVA board members
conferred Tuesday in Knoxville.
Under the tentative plans, seven
detention basins would be con
structed throughout the valley,
dykes would be erected ul ceitaiu
points, the portions of Ihe French
Broad and Swannanoa rivers would
be dredged and changes made at
points in their channels.
Meanwhile, TVA Area Kngineer
Max I. Mitchell of the Asheville
office continued his survey of Hay
wood streams and the damage done
by the June floods.
He described his work lo the
Mountaineer on Tuesday as a
"routine survey" to determine the
damage and obtain other Hood data
in his area, which includes Bun
combe, Transylvania, and Hender
son counties as well as Haywood
Mr. Mitchell said he was con
ferring with County Agent Waynn
Corpenlng and others, and making
personal observations for bis offi
cial report which he will make to
TVA Knoxville headquarters when
his survey Is completed.
He said he launched the study in
lug area on June 17, the day after
the destructive floods.
On his way to Knoxville 0n
gressman Redden stopped in W -nesville
Monday and conferird
with Charles Ray, chairman of the
State Parks Commission.
He and Mr. Redden were lun
cheon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hav
at the Waynesville Country Club
The Reddens are spending the
summer at their Hendcrsonville
SUFFERS BROKEN LEG
Mrs. Frank M. Davis of Iron
Duff, is in the Haywood Count v
Hospital suffering from a broken
leg. She had the misfortune to
slip while at the community pirme
Monday night, and broke lMi
bones in her right leg just ahov;
"Almost overnight, the world !'3.
become one great community air!
upon us has developed the pflricr
ship of the free peoples of thot
"European civilization has been
nearly destroyed; an economic and
sociological revolution of woilr!
wide propositions is changing our
habits of life; and within a decsc
there has occurred a greater shift in
world power than has occur! ed
since the fall of the Roman Empire.
"Across the stage of historv I rn
mighty powers have arisen Sovit t
Russia, championing the false phil
osophy of communism and Hip (v
alitarian state and ruled by dr -potic
leaders scheming for or!
domination, and our own cui", ..
standing for the ideals of the frfo
nations of the west individual
freedom liberty under law
"The leadership of Western Civil
ization is tendered us. We nm t
(See Judge Parker Page 8
Injured . : . 21
(This Information com
piled from Records of
Stat Highway Ptro!).