The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The Counly Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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"64th" YEAR NO. 60 8 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE. N. C. MONDAY AFTERNOON. JULY 18, 149 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Ljt. j The 1949 Summer Assembly of
for nes,thp North Carolina Masonic Koyal
L.s in '"el , Spiect Masters Cirand council
type for i(ipe iiccl at 10 o'clock this morning
at (he Waynesville Armory for two
days of meetings and recreational
Masons from several slates in
addition to North Carolina, are at
tending the assembly.
The day's program started with
the reception of distinguished visit
ors. The incoming visitors were re
ceived yesterday afternoon, then
entertained at an open house held
at the Armory last night.
Scheduled for this afternoon is
the conferring of the TIM degree
on a class of candidates.
Meanwhile, those Masons who
are not eligible to attend this cere
mony, and lady visitors, will leave
at about 2 p. m. on a sightseeing
tour to the Devil's Court House
near Beech Gap.
Tonight, two sections of candi
dates will receive the degree of
Master Mason in ceremonies start
ing at eight o'clock.
The oficers of Waynesville Lodge
259, AK and AM, will confer the de
gree on me first section, aim tne
West Gate Club of the 41st Masonic
Distrist will preform the service
for the second section.
All Cryptic Masons and Western '
North Carolina Master Masons are .
invited to attend the evening event. I
The program for tomorrow feat-,
ores a scenic tour, picnic dinner, I
and exercises at the Masonic Monu-!
merit at Black Camp Gap 17 miles j
west of Waynesville, with a dance
scheduled for the Armory that
night- ' )
The picnic dinner, exercises at
the Monument, and the dance arc
to the public. Dr. J. H.
McCraeJteri. 'cliairrnan' of the As
sembly committee, said in his an
nouncement. After the event at the Monument
ends, the party will go to Hein-
tooga Bald in the National Park
and hold the picnic there.
Waynesville Masons are provid
ing 100 frying chickens for the din
ner, and the local members and
their wives are asked to bring
baskets of food other than meal to
supplement the chicken course.
Other members of the committee
are C. B. Hosaflook of Waynesville
and C. C. Rieker of Asheville.
Henson Rites Are.
At East Fork
Ulus C. Henson. 29, died Friday j
morning at the hospital here of in-
juries received in a fall down
steps while at work at the A. C. :
Lawrence Leather Company Thurs
day. Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon In the East Fork
Baptist Church with the Rev. Oder
Burnett and the Rev. Jack Bryson
officiating. Burial was in the Gwyn
Pallbearers were Robert Henson.
Oscar Elliott, Junior Henson, Ev
erett Trull, L. E. Henson and Les
Nieces were flower bearers.
Surviving are the widow. Mrs.
Vivian Burress Henson; three
daughters, Patricia, Caroline and
Linda Sue; one son, David; the
mother, Mrs. Beulah Fletcher Hen
son of Canton, Route 2; three
brothers, Blaine. Loy, and Malley
Henson of Cruso; three sisters.
Mrs. Paul Styles and Mrs. Benis
Kuykendall of Canton, and Mrs.
Ben Heatherly of Candler.
Garrett Funeral Home was in
M. H. Bowles and Richard Bar
ber are scheduled to attend the Dis
trict Assembly of Rotary at Mon
treat Tuesday. Mr. Bowles is to
take part on the program.
First Community Field
Day Set For Wednesday
The first of the inter-community
Field Days set by the Haywooc'
County Recreation Commission will
e held all day Wednesday.
The people of Lower Crablree
will be hosts to the families from
neighboring Panther Creek.
During the morning, the visitors
will tour Lower Crabtree farms,
noting the improvements made un
der the Community Development
Program. Following pinner, they
will compete with thek hosts ini a
series of games, contests and other
Flood vvalcr surges through the upper French Broad river valley west ot Hrndoi sonvillo. and doe
heavy damage to Sarin crops. Rich Sarin land is covered and shocks of grain are partially submerged.
II is the second time the river has overflowed in the area this month. Some tanners are losing their
second planting of crops. iAP Photoi.
Here is the cliedule of events
in the Haywood Community Devel
opment Program for this week:
Monday, 7:30 p. m. Beaverdam
Community Development meeting
at Beaverdam School.
Tuesday, 7 p. m. Hominy Com
munity Development meetingand
ice cream supper at the home of
Mrs. Monroe Silvers.
7:30 p. m. West Pigeon at
I5ethol School: Fast Pigeon at Dix's
j Wednesday Field Day and com
munity farm tour, I'antner ureeit
residents at bower Crablree.
Thursday. 5 p. m. Del I wood
Community Development meeting
cemetery to plan further
beautificalion and hold a picnic
supper. Meeting at Baptist Church
in case of rafn
7:30 p. m Center Pigeon meet
ing at Spring Hill Church; Cecil
meeting at Cecil School: Thickety
al Hockwood ivieinooisi iiuicu. ,
8 p. m White Oak Community
Amateur Night at the Presbyterian
Friday Field Day and coniimi- j
nily farm tour, Hominy at Beaver-j
dam. 7:30 p. m. Cruso meeting J
at Cruso School. i
Saturday Field Day and com-;
immily farm tour. Saunook at Fran
By MRS. ALGIE RATCLIFFE
RatclifTe Cove has a new commu
nity playground, thanks to the Rat-;
cliffc Cove Baptist Church. j
Church leaders last week donated
a large field behiind the building i
to the community to aid its recre-1
The men of the community are
already at work trying to get the
land in shape for the Field Day
with Iron Duff residents on July
2(1 Thcv already have mowed it
and removed the heavy growth of
This field will be the scene ot
the track events and other recrea
tional activities which will be held
both during the Field Day and the
rest of the summer.
LANCASTERS AT HOME
Dr and Mrs. N. F. Lancaster
have returned to their home here
,ri0,- undine two weeks in an
Asheville hospital for
for injuries received
Both are improving
fined to their rooms.
in an auro
but are con-
Glenn Fincher is chairman ot
,,, ,.al,.her Creek community.
-hile Marshall Ki.kpatr.ck heads
,, in Lower Crabtree.
w'irknnlrick said today
. .... '...in .tart at 9:30 a.m.
;hc Riverside Schoolhouse, and the
u,iil see the various points
nf interest in the following
.... .u nmpg of the
WHO "if - .
features w ....
ih Hubert Ferguson
Heavy In North Carolina Flood
290 Register To Vole
In Aliens Creek Election
Imposed In Auto,
Haywood Superior Court Judge
Dan K. Moore last Thursday sen
tenced Sam Freeman to two years
imprisonment for attacking Willis
Burnett with a shovel last May.
Freeman, pleading guilty to the
charge of assault with 'a deadly
weapon, claimed' sell defense in
his trial Thursday morning.
Burnett sufTered a fractured
skull during the argument in front
of his home near Lake Logan on
Testimony was that Freeman was
working on a road in front of
Burnett's home at the time Hie
Judge Moore set bond at $2.0(10
for Freeman's appearance lo start
serving his sentence October 1.
In other criminal cases that came
up the same day. three men drew
road terms of IR months cacti ten
car t liens.
Wayne Adams pleaded guilty to
auto larceny, and Lee Edwards and
Ed Trammell each pleaded guilty lo
temporary larceny of an auto.
(See Sentences Page 51
Haywood Folk Festival
To Open Thursday Night
The Haywood County Folk Festi
val, sponsored by the Canton VFW.
will open Thursday at the Can
ton High School field for three
days of singing, square-dancing,
beauty contests, and other colorful
Direc tors of the event, which was
born last year, were working on
the final details this week.
Principal speaker during the
Festival will be State Labor Com
missioner Forrest C. Shuford. The
state official will make his brief
address at 8:15 p. m. Thursday,
after he is introduced by W. J.
It'd Be Just Bait In Haywood
" The caption for this AP photo said this German brown beauty
is one of the largest trout caught in Utan tnis season, u weigns
11 pounds. Anyone who wants to see a TROUT, should go to the
First National Bank of Waynesville, where Max Rogers' catch is
mounted The one in the picture was hooked by Edd Bowcn of
Coalville, Utah, in the Weber River near Echo. The girl is his
Two hundred and ninety cili.etis
of Aliens Creek had registered by
the deadline Saturday when Ihe
regis! ration lor Hie election on the
question ol incorporation into
Ballots will be cast Saturday.
July 30. to decide whether the com
munity is to become pari of the
Deny Norman, a precinct judge
and registrar. Alio gave the figures
today, said Aliens Creek has a to
tal of 500 residents who are quali-,
This coining Sal in day will l
challenge day .
Supporters of the anucsaliuii pro
posal pointed out I hat the homes
of Aliens Creek would have Hie
advantages of Waynesv ille's senila
tion and water facilities
They argued thai it would mean
the genaral improvcnicnl of health
conditions for homes which now re
quire outside wells and toilet facil
ities. Oppoiienl.s. mi tile olllei hand,
point out Hint annosat ion would
mean imposition ol Way nesville's
town l;ies on home and propel l
The annexation, subject to the
approval of Aliens ( reek ciliens.
was aulhoiued in a resolution
adopled lasl spring by the Waynes
ville town aldermen.
Damloll. executive of
pion Paper and Fibre
Serving as master of
will be Harry Vainer
Radio Station WWNt
. assisted by
Guy Roberts. Canton businessman.
In brief, the program indicates
there will be enough variety to
tickle every taste in entertain
ment for every man. woman and
child in the county.
The finest square dancers, fid
dlers, string musicians, singers, and
some of the county's prettiest girls
(See Festival Pace H)
As Good Here
So far. more visitors have Sneu
coniing lo the Waynesville area
this summer than last summer -
but they haven't been slaying as
Mrs. Frank Kniilli, secretary ol
(lie Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce, inndo Ibis observaliou to
day in n survey of the cuircul
"It's shaping up. however, ' she
added, "as a good season.
"The inquiries we received itur
tng June by mail outnumbered
those during the same period lasl
year, and all tourist facility oper
ators report reservaioins are ex
cellent for August and September.''
As for i he briefer visits, some
I tourist court and rooming house
j operators have expressed concern
Hut Mrs. Kiuiltl explained il hi
Operators report that tor Hie lirst
lime since the war ended, tourists
are "shopping" for rales this sum
mer. Since liiis summer's visitors gen
erally are spending only a lew
days lo two weeks here, rat tier than
up to an entire season, l hey are
not renting houses as Itiey used lo.
living more in tourist courts and
However, the siliiioii is not
unique in Waynesville.
The same trend has been report
ed by tourist areas throughout the
nnlion. Vacationers on the average,
having less money than they had
in previous years, are lieing more
careful with their upending, and
economizing closely on their visits,
quarter o fthe court costs,
deuce Is that there actually are
more people visiting in the Waynes
ville area than there were during
the same period last summer.
At CD Meeting
By MILS Al.Gii: ISA Ft I.IK K K
The people of lialclille Cove have
a motto tor their Community De
velopment Program: "A better
community for belter living
The suggestion for the slogan
was submitted by a motto com
mittee Thursday night al the Com
munity Development Program
meeting at Elizabeth Chapel.
Approximately 85 people attend
ed the session over which Commu
nity Chairman R. C. F'rancis pre
sided. They heard Assistant Counly
Agent Turner Cathey ask them to
"take care of the best crop that
we have the human crop our chil
His comment was made during
his discussion of recreation in the
Community Development Program
The meeting opened with a
Another pleasant feature that
greeted the people was the ice
cream and cake Mrs. R. C. Francis
and the members of her refresh
ment committee served during the
Two Real Estate
Two nice real estate sales were
completed Monday morning at pub
lic auction conducted by Penny
The Charles Furtado place on the
Country Club road was purchased
by Charles Stokes of Jacksonville,
and Hilliard Ross bought the 84-
acre Unclerwooa tarm in mnevan
Two other sales were slated for
Methodist Laymen To
Make Trip Into Park
On Thursday Afternoon
Several hundred laymen of the
nine states of the Southeastern
Methodist Conference are sched
uled to visit the Park and Cling
nian's Dome on Thursday after
noon, as part of their program
this week at Lake Junaluska.
The trip is being sponsored by
Haywood Methodist laymen, who
will provide transportation. J. H.
: Howell is in charge of the arrange
i ments for the Waynesville area and
! C. C. Poindexter, of Canton. Local
people will provide cars to take
! the delegates to the Park.
Plans are to gather in the audi
itortum at the Lake st 1:30, and
OOl'GLAS tilt ANT, local artist,
has bis paiuloi .s on Ui-.pla.v al
Hie Asheville Mu.euni, opeiuio'.
today. He ha- a vailed selection,
and Ins vvoi K . ,ue i xpe, led lo al
ll.icl much alleutioii. 'I'liolo by
l li.iiles Alillel i
An :ul exluliil lv Doio-las Gram
local aillsl. opened al the Aslic
v die -Museum on I'li.n lolle SI reel !
Ilns allernoon Ills winks will re
main on display UiiougM Allelic
14tli A wide v.uielv ol subjects are
being 'how it. including local
scenes and st.v ellei I - j
The eallei y i open I rum 2 lo .'
ilailv except Mond.iv s. j
Kvi-i' Mine Ins lirst trip lo Kramv
Dougla.s (iianl has l.ieii captivated'
by the medium ol h .ue.p.ii eiil water
color. Many ol In-, win Us hav e been
sent on national tour by She Am
erican Kedeialioli of Alls, and have
been ncludeil in uilei iiutioiial
waler color exhibitions held in ItiiK
jeotuiUW ,,.WtJ,,.vuk has IjxipKUUiy'
been !icctileil iy I lie Pennsylvania
Academy ol Kmc rls, and Ihe Am
erican M al r l olor Society ol
which 'ie is a lile oieinliel lie i
tScc Gianl I'.ic.c iivei
I hi' havwooil v ouiily i-.iaml jiny
lias called lor an inv esl igal loll ol
il.iinai'.i's lo Ihe Cr.ibli ee-lrou Dull
The ol I ici.d gi and jury repoi I to
Supcriiu Con. I .lodge Dan Ix.
Moure ilui ue: I lie run cut lei m ol
Hay wood iiiniin.il cum t "strongly
lequesleil sin ti a qonv by Hie
slieril I s ilep.u I nielli
The slalcieeul. sij-ned by Fore
man Mai U t-'ei eie.oii ot Fines 1'ieek
s;dd Ihe nieinliei s ol Ihe Jill V lolllld
windows hi iiKiii and ill 1 1" bullel
sears in I he door ol I lie school .
Iteliet is Ihe d age w.is done
lime alter Hie counly sclioois
iiii I nil ml
Olliet w ise, Hie grand
coiiniv nisi il ui ions
conditions, with some
cepliotis Ini iuslauei
noted, the Haywood t oiioly Hospi
tal muses' lioine had a bail leak
oil Hie sun poieh."
'I'he jurors gave the hospital It
self and the nurses' home their ap
proval "well kept and in good
The repoi I also described the
county court lioiise and prison camp
in the same term, and noted the
county home was "in good condi
tion and clean."
The slalenieiil also observed Ihe
counly home. which currently
houses 13 men and women, does
(See Grand Jury Paee 5
Charles F. Kay. chairman of the
N. C. Park Commission. wiM give!
a brief history of (he Park, and
some sidelights of Ihe places lo be
The motorcade is due to leave i
the Lake at two, going via Soco j
Gap. with the first stop at New
found Gap, anil then on to Cling
man's Dome, and then making
brief stops at the Museum and at
Cherokee. The return trip will be
via Slyva. The group will be back
to the Lake in time for the evening
Faul L. Evans, of Lexington Is
the state lay leader.
Jerry Smith, young Waynesville
man w is standing trial in Haywood
Superior Court late this morning
mi a charge of billing another
iitolorisi following a traffic col
lision near Haclwood.
sii.uii. acting as bis own attor
ney was cross-examining witnesses
as ihe Mountaineer went to press,
lie had entered pleas of innocent
In charges ol drunk driving, cu
rving a concealed weapon, and as
'auil wilh a deadly weapon.
Mi Kelncr, young prosecuting
witness, Icslilicd thai after his and
Smith's car c o I I i d e d. Smith
punched him. saying: "I'll teach
yoll til Hun volll' lights."
The case was one of the final
scheduled lor hearing in the two
week July criminal term.
Superior Court Clerk Hugh
l.calhci wood indicated the session
probably would close today.
In Theft Cases
One teen age boy is under an lo
inolilhs road sentence and tour oth
ers arc on live years' probation in
euiiueclion Willi break-ins last May
III Ihe Pigeon seclion.
I.asi Friday, Haywood Superior
Curt Judge Dan Ix, Moore imposed
llu- load sentence on Robert Good
.ou, oldisi ol ( tit- boy s, and placed
ugil Browning. 1". of Lake Lo
gan, anil Phillip S I hi 1 1 1 1 . lil and
I'taiik ance Welch. 17. holh of
Hi 1 1, el on probation alter suspend
ing HI iiiiiiilhs st iileiices for each,
j today, he also put Hi-year-old
Small Seiilellc under a similar
j pinh.iiion. suspending an Ul-inonths
Ihe hoys had pleaded guilty to
I . .tfii,'il Phil iiud 'wiuk luid bper,
I ji i n , i d ot taking gasoline lion.
Willi. Ilul In Us strvice si, ill. in
! May ti.
I he W eh h, Sin 1 1 ill, Hod Scnlelle
buy,'., along Willi tioodsoii. were ac
cused ul taking money I rum
ihe home ol Welch Sliigh'lon, I'l
; eon (oiiiiiuimly leailer, last inonlh.
t iooit sou, i hai ged Willi breaking,
elileiiiu'. and laitiny ol $314. was
j.iveu Hie road senlenee in con
snleialion ol Ihr laet thai lie harl
in i n on pioli.ilioii in connect ion
, il.li aooiher cisr al the time of
I tie alii H'll I lu ll
I lie juilge 1 1 ni ii a 1 1 1 1 in pasMi'j;
i ne pi on. il ion. o coudilions on the
youugei hoys llial lluse lilHir
.enleiiees well' liased on I lie con
sider, it ion llial lin y were lirst ot
leuilei s and had made I est il ul Ion.
He in.sli ueled Ihe boys In report
once a I illi tor the diiralion of
Ihe pi oil. il ion period lo Stale I'lo
h.il ion I lllleei II. A Mctilamery .
In other eases Hied Friday. Kel
ly Hooper and .1. ('. Wallers were
lined $7.'i and costs alter pleadltlj
gutll.v to violation ol the stale pui-
dilution laws. Their seiilenccs of MX
months each were suspended.
Ilallie l onard. Wilbiirn Conan!
Harnett ( 'onard. and Walter lionet,
pleading guilly lo alTra.v. vcei
each given tix mouths impri-or.-inetil
each suspended loc thrte
vears on condition of good behav
iour. Kach was ordered lo pay on
quartcr ol the court costs.
Dewey Chambers' senlisiee of 12
months iiiiprisonmenl was sii--pendeil
on condition tic pay S'K
per iiioiiiIi for the ticnefil of h
wile and cliildrcn. He had pleaded
guilly lo non-support and aban
Traffic Lighter Past
Week-End in Haywood
Highway patrolmen reportFri a
lighl week-end, with only onr ac
cident reported in the count; A
drunken driver ran into a car i-h
Fast Canton Saturday night !vo
nersonal iniuries were sustained
but both cars were damaged Pa
trolman Bill Sawyer investigated.
Injured . . . . 23
(This Information com
piled from Records of
IUU Highway Patrol).