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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
yE5iTlirpTdii AclaTeT Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, W. C THURSDAYAFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 8, 1949 $3In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Couati
Queen Of Carolina Apple Festival
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Haywood Young Democrats
Elect Officers; Endorse
Hospital Expansion Program
Pcggy Egerton (above, 21 co-ed from Erskine College at Due
West, reigns as queen of the 1949 North Carolina Apple Harvclit
Festival al Hendersonville. She was crowned by North Carolina's
Congressman Monroe Redden. 'Al' l'holo'.
First Methodist Church
Ends Year With Surplus
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ll k hacUo happen.!' said E
vrr.fr! o nf Omuleec. Okla
couldn't have happened in a belter
He made the statement during
an interview in Administrator Lee
Davis' office in the Haywood
County Hospital Tuesday morning.
Six days before, the meal pack
ing company salesman and his
wife plunged over a 130-foot em
bankment four miles wesi oi .wi
Gap and miraculously escaped
'I've been in larger hospitals
that were better equipped. m
declared, "but the service a n o
treatment I received in those could
not surpass the service and ireai
ment we received here."
Mr. Morris had nothing mil
Tt. 1 r-,i,nlv
praise for tne naywwou v .
Hospital and its nurses ana flut
ters. His wife, he said, sintn-u
felt the same way.
"What impressed me parlicinai-
y." he added, "is ine irien.. .
rtpsv here. In other hos)ii.ns
ihnrp is rfficiencv. too. But so many
Hurt rase 6)
Nanette Riley's health brought
her a title last week.
The 14-year-old daughter ot mi
and Mrs. David Riley oi u.
i,,oicVa mnn the prizes in the
baby health contest of the 43rd an
nual Labor Day Celebration aim
Fall Festival at Canton last wcck
MonoHo was awarded the granu
prize after being judged the health
iest of the 50 children
throughout the county who com
She also won first place in t
class for children one to 18 months
She was presented $j in casn i
winning the grand prize, and $2 for
taking top honors in her age group.
Nearly 250 members and their
Is last night attended the an
nual Victory Dinner of the Hrst
Methodist Church of Waynesville.
The evei. held in the church's
dining room with the Rev. Russell
1, Young, the pastor, as master
of ceremonies, celebrated the close
of a highly successful year.
They heard Treasurer Harvey M.
M..iin i-iMMiit that the church not
only had Com through tne-yearr
with a balanced burget but-that
members had raised $2,000 above
Uie budget of approximately
All but a few of the 72 new
members who joined the church
(lin ing the lasl 12 months attended
the covered-dish supper.
Honor guests of the event were
the new members, tne nusuanus u.
wives of the members, and the
student members who are leaving
tn oritur colleee .
SVJ1MI i . -
The financial report was the only
note of business that entered the
niherwise. music dominated the
Mrs ClilT Senne directed her
children's choir in selections, then
joined the church's senior choir
in another performance.
Mrs Fred Martin directed the
senior group, with Mrs. Fred Cal
houn, Sr, playing piano -paniment.
Bronson Malney varieo t..-
ections with his soios ot tit
ular songs he recently composed.
The Francis Cove Chora nusi
(Ts Paul Franklin, Jack Kelly,
Wavne Kdwards, and Earl Hoglen
,.0nfi(.d out I he entertainment with
their popular arrangements of old
and new favorites.
It was a performance like this
tliat won them the grand prize in
..he Havwnod County Community
Development Amateur Night last
month in Canton.
Mr. Young s benediction closed
Prospective jurors for the two
week September civil term of Hay
wood Superior Court have been
I The term is scheduled to open
j September 19 with Judge Dan K.
Moore of Sylva on the bench.
Jurors for the first week are:
.1 R. Plott, Ivy Hill; Woodrow
Downs, Waynesville; William Mes-
srr. Jonathan CrceK; uaner ws-
borne, Clyde; Frank B. Henson.
Beaverdam; Gobel Rathbone and
Troy Stamey, Clyde; Dewey Car
ver. Ivy Hill; Edgar Brown, Clyde;
D. E. Hipps, Beaverdam; Carl Bry
son. Iron Duff; Roy Robinson, Bea
verdam; Rex Pless and Boss Bur
ress. East Fork: Taylor Ferguson.
Ivy Hill; Gay Bradshaw, Crabtree:
Jack Harris, Beaverdam; Uoraon
Reeves, Jonathan; L. H. Baldwin,
Beaverdam; Glenn McCraeken and
Ben Mauney, Fines Creek; Jerry
Liner, Waynesville; Paul Ferguson,
Jonathan; and Mrs. Mary Ketner,
"carl Moody, Cecil; Way Mease,
Pigeon; Mrs. Addie Stringfteld,
Waynesville; Reed Sutton, Cataloo
chee: S. J. Moody, Ivy Hill; W. B
Henson, Jptiathan; Miss Lois Har
reit? WaywsBville; Perry Smathers,
Beaverdam; Swan Hendricks, F. C.
Milner, and L,. H. Bramlett,
Waynesville; Joe Parks, Iron Duff;
Earl Scruggs, Waynesville; i. i.
Owens, Beaverdam; Matt isurress,
East Fork; Dan Carpenter, ivy
Hill- and John Coble and Mrs.
Miley McCraeken, Waynesville.
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Hominy Creek Waters Pasture
County Has 7,089
Havwood County is credited
.u 7.089 motor vehicles
registered with the State for the
firs Six months of this year.
This county does not have quite
one per cent of the state total
of 918 404. Clay has the lowest
with 60t, and Mecklenbure the
largest frith over 53,000.
Thursday-The Rev. Frank Di-
To Be Closed
Week Of Sept. 11
Dr. Mary Michal, district health
officer, announced today the health
office in the Haywood County
Court House would be closed the
week of September 11.
shP said the action is being
taken to permit the health workers
to attend the annual meeting of the
N. C. Public Health Association
opening Sept. 14 in Greensboro.
nr Michal and all the nurses
of the Waynesville office are plan
ning to go. The office will reopen
The health office in Canton, how
ever, will remain open.
Many of the county health of
ficers spent part of last week
Dr. Michal attended the west
ern North Carolina Public Health
Association meeting at Blue Ridge,
and Lylc Jones, county sanitarian.
.,,! rharles Keener, associate san
itarian, attended the Inter-State
Sanitation Seminar which was held
at Blue Ridge also,
V. W. (Vanar) IIAVNF.S, mayor
of Canton, was elected president
of the Haywood Young Demo
crats, succeeding !'. Cole Cog
burn, of Canton.
to cjass Tuesday in Canton as the
city's seven schools started the
City Schools Superintendent A.
i. Hutchins reported enrollment
substantially higher than last year
has crowded all but two school
buildings to capacity, and one over
He said yesterday one entire
class of students at Beaverdam
School would have to he transport
ed to the North Canton unit.
The North Canton building and
the Reynolds School, for Negroes,
are the only schools in the city
which are not jammed, he added.
Dr. Hutchins saia accurate inj
ures on the total enrollment for
the new school year would not Ife
.,.,n,,M,. until inmiirriiw Bv that
time, he explained, the class rolls
would be comparatively settled for
the new term.
Until then, he said, some stu
dents would be dropping out and
new students would be coming in.
causing the figures to fluctuate.
One defiinite point he indicated.
however, was that the tinal en
rollment would be greater than it
was in the 194B-49 school year.
Last year, there were 2.1GS pti
oils enrolled in the five white
grade schools, and 471 in Canton
Reynolds had 96 grade students
and 32 high school pupils. Mnhela
Glance, Dr. Hutchins' secretary,
said yesterday, quoting the records
So far, all but one of the teach
er vacancies have been filled.
This vacancy is that of a man
ual training teacher, who is ex-
Tuesday I pected to be named in the next
I ten days.
The Havwood County Young
Democratic Club last night went on
-.,.. nrrl in favor of the proposed
bond issue to expand the Haywood
The action was taken at the or
ganization's regular meeting at the
Haywood County Court House on
a motion made by Mr. Fred Camp
bell, newly elected vice-president
of the county YDC.
During the meetlne. the
Voting Democrats elected Clyde
Mayor Vanar Haynes as presi
dent to succeed F. Cole Coe
burn of Canton.
Mrs Wade Rhea of Canton was
elected secretary, and Jerry Rogers
of Wax nesville. chairman of the
Cotintv Elections Board, treasurer
to succeed Wingate Hannah. Mrs.
Rhea replaces Bill Plott as secre-
Nominations for the new offi
cers were made by a committee of
Mrs. William Mcdford. Fred Camp
bell, Hall Moffett, and L. H. Cagle.
Following the approving vote on
the hospital bond issue, which will
be decided in the October 1 elec
tion. William Mcdford was appoint
ed to draw up a resolution ex
pressing the organization's endorse
In other business, they voted ap
proval of a motion that any Hay
wood County member who can at
tend the Slate YDC Convention
Bt New Bern Sept. 16-18 would go
as a county delegate.
In a featured speech at the
session, State Senator W. H. Craw
ford of Sylva stressed the impor
tance of maintaining a closely
knit organization within the Demo
cratic party and of sending the
same, representation to Raleigh
every election In order to obtain
recognition for Western North Car
olina. The speaker was introduced by
W. G. Byers, chairman of the Hay
wood County Democratic Execu
During the heavv rains of the week-end of August 28, Hominy
Creek overflowed its banks into this field about five miles east of
Canton Al the lime it looked as though the bleak flood scenes
of June would be repeated here an din the valley of the Pigor.
Swollen si reams lapped at the underpinnings of bridges. But it
never got worse than that. A few hours after this picture was
taken al 2 pin. the rain had stopped entirely und the sun hfld
broken through lite clouds. (Staff Photol.
WtlC Tourist Group To
Support Cherokee Drama
i niroMnre nf the Western Noi
When Struck By
Car On Main St.
Carl Inman, about 65, suffered a
frslured pelvis Tuesday afternoon
when he was struck by a car on
Main Street in front of the Owen
Building in downtown Waynes-
Police Chief Orville Noland said
the driver was 20-year-old Charles
The hospital reported this morn
ing that Mr. Inman s conaiuun
was "only lair.
The officer reported Inman
stepped from behind a passing car
into the path of the rora
Terming the accident unavoid
able, he said no arrest would be
made nor any charge filed.
Fast Patrol Car On
Aunt Ida Honored By
Jaycees For Dances
With Every Available Bed in Use
Hospital Staff Spend
Hectic Night, Fearing
Arrival Of New Patients
T.acl Thurcrlnv niellt. 1.500 peo
ple went to the Court House park
ing lot, generally to see the
Waynesville Junior Chamber t
Commerce's final street dance of
But particularly, they came to see
78-year-old Aunt Ida Mullis hon
ored as the leading disciple and
matriarch of the square dance.
There was applause when Jaycee
President Lester Burgin. Jr., paid
recognition for the success of the
dances to the Police Department
anA nltv in i-nnntv officials.
But when he introduced Aunt
Ida, there was a reverent silence
rtnfl her with a
mid loving cup. symbolic of her
interest and her promotion of
s1uo . ii t thunrlerntis
Then a long nm vl .a rV
applause echoed down the dark.
qtunfldea,Shasn t missed a single
onV of the dances the Jaycees
started last June. And she didn t
merely come to them.
She danced. She'd start when
the music started.
And she d stop when the final
figure ended and the bandsmen
Ilg . . .. .ui,. instruments to go
dead silence of
the night blended together to cre
ate a tension at the naywoou.
County Hospital the other night
that has not been felt there in a
long, long time.
Everv member of the staff, from
telephone operator to the doctors,
were aware of what was wrong, and
the tension grew as the night wore
on ... .u
Each time a car turned into the
driveway, the membrs of the staff
just looked in silence at one an
other, as a lump slowly rose in
What was this that was causing
all this tension, and fear?
Just the thoughts of one more
Fvprv ava liable bed in the insti
tution was occupied. Not a single
one was left.
Had there been an automobile
wreck, sudden illness, a group
poisoned by food or any of the
many things happened that send
people to the hospita.l there would
not have been room lor tnem.
Lee Davis, administrator, was on
hand, and looked over the charts,
and the first smile seen all evening,
came across his face, when he
found that two patients were leav
ing early the next morning.
"That will give us two beds." he
"But we have reservations for
both of them," a nurse reminded
iSe. Hospital Staff P6 61
The fast traveling patrol car
which passed through here shortly
after noon Wednesday, was n
route to Sylva with a shipment of
blood for an emergency case at the
With siren open, ana going at.
high rate of speed, the patrol car
attracted much attention here, with
many people speculating that a
wreck had happened out west.
The first Havwood County Com
munity Field Day program will be
held September 17 al Champion
Park in Canton.
The Field Day recreation com
mittee decided on the place
for the all-day event at a meeting
Last week, the details had been
arranged and the tentative loca
tion set for the Waynesville Town
ship High School athletic field.
But school officials said later
that scholastic activities at the
field on that day would prevent
its use for the Field Day events.
Meanw hile, I hey announced this
week the Field Day representative
for group two will be Iron Dun.
The other sectional winners of
the inter-conimunity field davs held
this summer that will compete in
the events are While Oak, East
Piooon tinner Crabtree. Saunook
On Saturday, girls' and hoys'
Softball teams will engage in play
offs to decide the three entrants
in this phase of the Field Day program.
Upper Crabtree's teams will meet
the Saunook representatives at Rat
cliffe Cove field. Thickety's soft
ballers will engage Iron Duff's at
Champion Park, and White Oak and
East Pigeon will meet on the dia
mond at Rock Hill School
The Field Day events will open
at 10 a.m. September 17. with in
dividual and team contests sched
uled. The sectional representatives
were decided on the basis of high
point totals of the events during
The Field Day Committee se
lected the following events for
competition in choosing the Coun
Singing group and quartet;
horseshoes-for both men and wo
men over 30 years of age; tug-o'-war
men: softball girls and boys.
10 o'clock Boys' softball; Horse
(See Held Day Page 6)
Retired Rear Admiral
William N. Thomas Will
Make Home At Junaluska
Directors of the Western North
Carolina Tourist Association yes
terday voted to admit Polk County
into the organization.
The action was taken during a
meeting at the office of the North
Carolina National Park, Parkway,
and Forests Development commis
sion in the Masonic Temple here.
Thic hrlnes to 12 the number of
counties represented in the Asso
ciation, which wan formed here
this summer at a meeting of 85
tourist facility .(jperstors.
Dufirtg the rtieelin?'also. the
new director from Madison County
was introduced. She is Mrs. J. B.
Tweed, operator of Tweed's Court
at Hot Springs, who was named to
fill the vacancy crated by the resig
nation of Mrs. J. N. Penland.
Standards for tourist courts,
hotels, and other tourist facilities
occupied a prominent place in the
One of the aims of the Associa
tion is to set minimum standards
for tourist places.
Slate Sanitarian William Broad
way of Asheville and his associ
ates explained in detail the state's
sanitation program and the rating
system for hotels, cafes, restau
rants and eatine places generally.
The directors discussed the plans
for having signs made to indicate
membership of facilities in the As
sociation. They will o further
work on price quotations for manu
facture of these signs.
Attention during the day-long
session was directed also to the
perfecting of the organizations of
the individual counties in the As
sociation. Only four of the 11 directors
could not attend Uie meeting, and
one of these. Miss Lassie Kelly of
Macon, had as her representative
Ed McNish of the Dawah Valley
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, secretary
treasurer of the Association, de
scribed the meeting as an enthu
siastic one. She said during the
session, many tourist facility oper
ators phoned the office to learn of
Early in the afternoon, the offi
cials took time out to go to the
Piedmont Hotel for dinner as
guests of Paul Hyatt.
At the last meeting, held in
July at Hiwassee State Park, the
Association set the membership re
quirements, and the minimum
standards and fees to be charged
They also planned improvements
(See Tourists Page 6)
Rpar Admiral and Mrs. William
N. Thomas last week, moved to Lake
Junaluska and have permanently
occupied their new home there.
Admiral Thomas retired on the
first of Seotember as Chief of
Chaplains of the United States
A native of Mississippi, Admiral
Thomas entered the Navy during
the First World War and spent
most of his ministerial career in
the chaplaincy. As a Rear. Admiral
he held the highest rank to be at
tained by a minister in the armed
Admiral Thomas served twelve
years aS the chaplain of the United
States Naval Academy at Anna-
nniis one of the longest terms of
service ever rendered by a chap
lain in that outstanding assign
ment. From Annapolis he was as
signed to command the entire
Chaplains Corp during World War
He is a graduate of Millsaps
College at Jackson, Miss., and
holds an honorary degree of Doc
tor of Divinity from that Institu
tion. In his duties as chaplain he
has travelled over most of the
world. He has for many years been
a summer visitor to Lake Junalus
(See Retired Man Page 61
Killed .11". 5
Injured .... 39
(This Information com
piled from Records of
SUt Highway Patrol).