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Jomp 220-23U S Fas' St
"A vacation is a uccewioii
of two': it consist of two
weeks which fa too abort- Af
terwards, yon are too tired to
return to work, and too broke
Fhe Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
not to." '
G4th YEAR NO. 76 8 PAGES
r-.. f . i., v,P. 19 10,10. a mi In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N.C., MONDAY AritKuu, ac.r.- - y" I
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lof his foot-
lis coal rol-
Susie relaxes in her youna
master's arms tut tne pnotogra
phcr gets through taking (lie pie
lure. The 10-year-old Crabtree
l)oy got the red fox for a pet
when she was two months old.
A neighbor found Susie in her
underground den in the Fines
Creek section, while her mot her
was out hunting up some lunch.
Now seven months old, Susie has
made an affectionate pet for the
boy and his younger brother.
Incidentally, she's been trained
out of her interest in chickens.
we get re
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I busy mail
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lient in the
oon a friend
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An emergency campaign is un
derway to supply Haywood County
with badly-needed funds for the
treatment of polio patients.
David Hyatt, Waynesville area
chairman for the National Found
ation for Infantile Paralysis, and
Rppkman Hueer. chairman of the
Canton unit, announced in appeal
ing for contributions that the Na
tional organization could make no
more advances from its treasury
until more funds were available.
Mr. Hvalt said the advance of
$4,900 made, this summer has al
ready been spent for the continued
treatment of some 30 patients.
Though the North and Mid-West
were the sections which suffered
worst in this summer's polio at
tacks, Haywood still has patients
under treatment who were strick
en in previous years.
Mr. Hyatt said contribution box
es have been placed in theaters,
factories, and other businesses, and
that letters explaining the situa
tion are being sent to residents of
the county area west ot LaKe juna-luska.-
The Canton chapter is handling
the emergency polio campaign from
the county's eastern border west
ward through Clyde.
The emergency drive, which is
separate and distinct fom the re
gular winter fund-raising campaign,
is being conducted by the local
(See Polio Page 8)
Recreation officials today an
nounced a change in location for
the first Haywood County Com
munity Development Program
Field Day set for next Saturday.
The day-long series of events
'will be held at the Canton High
scfiool at luetic held.
I It had previously been set for
J Canton's Champion Park.
I At the samp time thpv annuiinc
I ed the judges and umpires for the
' recreational events.
; C C. Poindexter, Canton High
i School athletic director, will serve
as field judge for the program as
I a w hole.
i .Induing the music competition
1 will he Miss Nancy Killian of
Waynesville Township High School.
Mrs Robert Matthews, director of
the ("anion High School Glee Club,
and Mrs Donal Itandoluh. who
helps conduct Champion YMCA's
Umpires for the soft hall games
w ill he Nazi Miller, Champion j
YMCA pitching star; Carl HatclifTe.
assistant coach at Waynesville
Township High School; Marvin
Leatherwnnd, Field Day recrea
tion committee chairman from
Jonathan Creek; and David Under
wood of Waynesville.
Fast Pigeon. Iron Duff. Saunook.
Thieketv. While Oak and Upper
('ral)tree representatives will com
pete in the games and athletic
events for the title in the Field
Each won Hie summer competi
tion in the inter-community days
held in its division.
CaMiinok White Oak and Thiek-
ety will play for the girls' Softball
itle, while Upper Crabtree, r.asi
Pigeon, and Iron Duff Softball
teams wilt compere 101 me
Kach of the six communities also
will have representatives in tug-o-war,
group singing, quartet and
trio singing, and men's and women s
(See Field Day Page 8)
Injuries Quickly Determined By X-Ray
M. II. BOWLES, district superintendent of schools, is being checked
by X-Uay at the Haywood county Hospital, following a recent auto
mobile accident. It look less than 13 minutes to determine that no
bones were broken. The complicated combination X-Kay with
tluorescope attachment at the Hospital is one of the latest designs,
and costs over $5,000. The unit also has a portable outfit, for use
in rooms where patients cannot be moved. Enlarged X-llay room
facilities are included in the proposed expansion program of the
Hospital. The technician on the left is Miss D AM Smathers. and
standing at the controls is Clifford Conner, registered XMtay tech
nician of the Hospital Staff. (Photo by Ingram's Studioi.
Officers intensified their search
today for a Negro convict who es
caped from a Haywood County roaa
cane Friday morning.
The Havwood County Prison
Camp identified the man as 24-year-old
Aubrey Johnson, under a
long-term sentence for a slaying.
The officers were using a blood
hound in their efforts to recapture
The prisoner was serving a 30-
year sentence for second degree
murder. He was convicted in Per
son County in September 1945.
Prison Camo Steward Joe Davis
reported Johnson suddenly leaped
down an embankment and fled
uhlli- hp was working with other
prisoners who were trimming
weeds along the right-of-way on
Ihp rountv road In the Chambers
Mountain section a half mile from
He had been at the Haywood
Prison Camp only a few months
when he escaped.
Davis said the man was unarmed
when he fled.
32 Hay wood Groups
Of Haywood Hospital
Clyde Lions Club Oilers
$50 In Hospital Election
from a 24-
pto this con-
But as Ihev
'd signed a
'ard. not a
P will leave
firo to com
? degree at
More than 1,000 men, women
and children packed the Haywood
County Court House last night for
the first Haywood County Sing
Tho thrPB.hnnr pvent. directed
hv Rav Parker, president of the
Convention, saw 14 singers and
choral groups perform before uie
Those who took part included;
the Tone Masters, Southland Har
mony Quartet, Cherokee Indian
Quartet, Aliens Creek Quartet.
Walker Jamison, soloist; Mellow
Tone Quartet, SanfoTd yuanei.
and the Old Hazelwood Quariei
s staff of the
''Mliv n , . ..
i "i nainratr
County Field Day
t r,ia' community soflball
playoffs determined three boys'
-nri ihree girls' teams which will
compete for the county champion
ship in their respective divisions in
the first Havwood County Commun
ity Development Field Day .next
The results gave each ot the
rommunilies that competed a re
presentative in each of the divi
HI Hatcliffe Cove, the Upper
Crablree Hoys defeated the Sau
nook boys, 10-ft. ,
.1... ,.,.iii vuprn reversed m
till! loe n""" -
,h(. second game. The Saunook
girls defeated the Upper Crabtree
girls by the same score.
Fast Pigeon's boys romped over
the While Oak boys at Rock Hill
1 . . Iitl.il f
School Kl-l. But tnr wnue
girls -squeezed out a 6-5 victory over
the Fast Pigeon gins.
At Champion Park in Canton, the
Iron Duff boys handed the Thick
,.V ,ovs an 18-0 licking.
n... 1 i,p Thieketv girls came hack
with an 18-13 victory over Iron
In the Field Day at Canton High
School Stadium next Saturday, the
teams ot upper Li.rC,
Pigeon, and Iron Dutt will Dauie
out for' I he boys' title.
Playing for the girls" crown will
be Saunook. White Oak, and Thick,
l,Each of these six communities
will also have, their singers, horse
shoe pitchers, and tug-o-war teams
competing for the grand title in the
' Field Day.
Rate Is Explained
"In some sections of th county,
the rumor has started that the pro
posed Hospital Expansion will raise
taxes ten per cent," Lee Davis, ad
ministrator said this morning.
"This is enlirely wrong, and an
error," he continued. ,
The proposed f-xpa'nsion pro
gram will mean just three cents
more for each $100 valuation, it
was explained. At present the tax
rate for the hospital is six and three
fourth cents. The maximum under
the law, with the expansion pro
gram, will be only ten cents per
"If a man now has his property
listed at $3,000, the cost of the hos
pital expansion program will be
only 90 cents per year," Mr. Davis
"We regret that the false rumor
got started we are sure it was jusi
, ... . 1 . lolnmnnt TIlP
a misunoei hioou i,v... .1.....
correct figure is THREE CENTS
per $100 valuation, and by law, no
mr " hn concluded, as he asked
The Mountaineer to give these
Subject Of Story
In Business Paper
Considerable space, and many
complimentary remarks, were oe-,
voted to The Mountaineer in the
October issue of "Plus Business"
a monthly journal of advertising
.,0,,, anri ideas circulated to news
papers all over the United States
Canada and many foreign countries.
The story about The Mountain
eer, and Haywood county, dealt
with the Farm Edition which was
nnhiishpri last May.
Joseph E. Bernstein, editor of
"Plus Business" rated the edition
as one of the most complete, and
best planned that he ever seen.
The Clyde Lions Club went all
out for the Hospital expansion pro
eram this morning by putting up
$50 through their president, Grov-
er C. Haynes, to the Community
DrveloDment group that polls the'
largest majority of "registered
voters for the Hospital program.
The proposal was made; to H. C.
Francis, chairman of the county
council of the Community Devel
The Clyde Lions Club got their
charter in June and have been ac
tive in civic affairs since their
The $50 which the Clyde Lions
Club is putting up will go to the
treasurer of some one of the 24
Community Development groups in
the county. Kach group has a need
for the funds, and this $50 will
'come in handy, it was explained.
Mr. Francis will formally notify
each of the 24 groups in the county
of the proposal made by the Clyde
Lions, and let each group organize
for the election on Saturday, Oc
The Clyde Club has about 30
members, and is the youngest civic
organization in Haywood.
Dust In Sanding
Fire In Home
At Ratcliffe Cove
By MRS. ALGIE RATCLIFFE
A Inree crowd of fans saw the
boys" and girls' soflball teafs of
Upper Crabtree and Saunook play
at Rateliffe Cove last Saturday for
the rleht to compete in next Sat
urday's County Field Day at Can
The UDDer Crabtree boys de
fpolcrl Sminnok's bovs. 10-8: then
the Saunook girls whipped the
Upper Crabtree girls by the same
Thvi Just, tor the. Jun.of the
HatclifTe Cove boys met me sbu
nook (sil ls' team.
The boys took the game, but
only after a battle from the mem
hprK of the so-called "weaker" sex.
During the day, ladies of the
KnirlifTp Cove Communiv Develop
ment Club sold homemade canay 1
and soft drinks to the spectators.
Thp nroceeds went Into the Kat-
clifTe Cove treasury to help finance
community improvement projects.
Dies At Home In
Harry R. Dillon. 55, former resi
dent of Waynesville, died suddenly
in Niagara Falls, N. Y., last Mon
day. Funeral services were held
Wednesday in St. Catharines, On-
mings officiating. Interment was
in Soldier's Cemetery, St. Catna-
tario with the Rev. Ralph Cum-
inriiintf lire the widow. Mrs.
Acnes Dillon; one son. Kenneth
Dillon of Niagara Falls; and one
sister, Miss Amy Dillon of loronto,
t in y.
Alice Kathorine Rogers (above),
13, of Franklinton, has not been
told that doctors expect her dp
die soon of muscular dystrophy.
She is still able to play the piano
in spite of the rare disease for
which medical science knows no
cure. (AP Photoi.
Coach Weatherby Cites
Advantages Of tootaaii
"Refnrp "vmi .criticise the foot
ball referee this year, be sure you
know the new ruies.
Coaeh C E. Weatherby. as he made
two public addresses before civic
tlubs this past week. He addressed
the Hazelwood Boosters Club on
Thursday night, and the Rotaiy
Club on Friday.
"Thgre have been many changes
in the rules," the coach said "but
all have been made to protect the
players from injury, and none will
take excitement of the game away
from the spectator," he continued.
Coach Weatherby pointed out
that a boy that plays football well,
is trained in loyality. self-discip-line.
how to take the hard knocks
of competition, how to sacrifice,
and how to be a good sport.
All these are learned cm., ...
oro parried over in lite
hronghout the years," he contin
ued. "America is tne umo
sportsmanship, and it is hi""";
that voung men and women learn
Ibis early in their lives," he point-
Th'hifih school coach told the
civT leader, that football fills a
need for boys from 14 to 20 years
"f aRl "In the absence of anything
for that age group to do. football
fills in. The boys set up their own
discipline rules, and make their
Penalties. The use of profanity on
th " Hold is just one of the many
-..I..C lh bo.VS mane. n.t.-
(See Weatherby Page fW
Clothing Is Needed
For D. P. Children
Fall and winter clothing is need
ed bv children of D.P. families re
siding here. Any type clothing for
children, ages 5 to T5, will be great
ly appreciated. Phone 399-M morn-
Burning dust sent Waynesville
firemen to the home of Troy Boyd
on Dellwood Road Thursday after
Fire Chief Clem Fitzgerald re
ported the dust in the bag of a
tannine machine became ignited
through an unknown cause and
sont thick clouds of smoke mnow
ing through the kitchen of the
Therp was very little fire, he
Hrfert iinri this was extinguished
before it could cause appreciable
He said a refrigerator was
scorched by the small blaze which
ate away the cloth bag, causing it
to drop to the floor.
Injury In City
Billy McCrary, about 22, of Clyde
miitp 1 pseaoed iniurv last night
when his sedan crashed into the
rear of a parked car just above
the Waynevllla Motor Court near
the Haywood County Hospital.
The police department reported
damage to both cars totaled about
The parked car, a 1947 Plymouth,
is owned by Sam Queen, the de-
Officers Jerry HOgers ana uuu
OES To Meet
Chapter 165, Order of the East
ern Star, will hold its regular
meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday in
The Mountaineer Will
Publish Fashion Section
Carl Ipman. elderly man who
was'injured last Tuesday when he
was struck by an auto in downtown
Waynesville, died of pneumonia at
1:30 a.m. Friday at Haywood Coun
A hospital physician described
it as an aftermath of the injuries.
The doctor said Mr. Inman had
suffered a fractured pelvis and
shock in the accident.
The Waynesville Police Depart
ment reported that Mr. Inman,
about 65 years of age. was injured
when he stepped out from behind
a passing car into the path of
another vehicle as he was crossing
Main Street in front of the Owens
Building early in the afternoon.
Funeral services were held Sat
urday afternoon at the Richland
Baptist Church for Mr. Inman, with
the Hev. .laivis Underwood officiat
ing. (Sec Inman Page 8)
Give Full Details
Of Football Games
The Mountaineer is all geared
no to give the readers complete
niuiiu nf the football games of
Havwnod's two teams Waynesville
and Canton. Complete coverage of
both teams will be carried on tne
sports page of this newspaper.
Pictures of the teams will also
1... featured throughout the season
Today a series of pictures of the
Wavnesville team in practice will
li found on the sports page. These
pictures, not posed, were taken by
Bill I.indau. member of The Moun
Keep up with Haywood sports
through The Mountaineer.
Much Interest Is Being
Shown in Coming
As of this morning. 32 civic,
professional and patriotic groups
in Haywood put their stamp of ap
proval on the proposed expansion
of the Hospital. Not only have the
32 groups endorsed the movement,
but also urged the citizens of the
county to vote for' the expansion in
the special election on Saturday,
Interest is growing in the prot
pxDansion. and almost every
civic group in the county is having
a program about the Hospital be
tween now and the election, wayne
Corpening is chairman of the
speakers committee, and said this
morning that 14 meetings baa ceen
arranged for the next two weeks.
A erouD of civic leaders favor
ing the expansion program are
havint? a soecial folder printed
this week, citing the needs and pro
visions of the program. These will
hp distributed throughout tne
county within a few days, it was
Among the organizations already
endorsing the program of expand
ing, the facilities of the Hospital,
are- Wavnesville Lions Club.
Waynesville Rotary Club, Clyde
Lions Club, Canton uivuan iuo.
Hazelwood Boosters Club, aoco
Boosters Club, Waynesville Cham
ber of Commerce.
Canton Chamber of Commerce,
Haywood Community Development
Program Council, Waynesville
American Legion, Canton Ameri
can Legion, Waynesville V. T. W.
Edwards-Clarke-Messer Post 5198
V. F. W. of Canton, Haywood Min
isterial Association, Canton V. F.
W. Auxiliary, Haywood Medical
Society, Waynesville American Le
gion Auxiliary, Haywood School
masters Club, Canton Toastmasters
Canton Y.M.C.A., Waynesville-Hazelwood-Lake
chants Association, Waynesville
Red Cross Chapter. Canton Red
Cross Chapter, Haywood Polio
Committee. Haywood Chapter
North Carolina Education Asocia
tion, Waynesville Jaycees, Busi
ness and Professional Women, Beta
Sigma Phi, and the Young Demo
crats of Haywood.
Announcer Jimmy Williamson
(See 33 Groups Pafe 8)
By MRS ALGIE RATCLIFFE
Thp Rpv Malcolm Williamson.
pastor of the Waynesville Presby
terian Church last Thursday urgea
residents of the Ratcliffe Cove
community to support the proposed
hospital bond Issue in trie uctoDer
In his address before the 74 peo
(See Pastor Urges Page 8
Mass Meeting To Set
Fate Of Bethel Grid Team
On next Monday The Mountain
eer will publish a special fashion
edition, carrying many pictures
and stories about the latest in
A special group of photographs
of what will be in style this fall
and winter have just been received
from New York and will be used
in connection with specially writ
ten fashion articles by experts.
This is the first special fashion
section of this type published here
in many years.
Watch for this extra supplement
to your next Monday issue of The
It s up to the Pigeon Valley citi
zens and the football players them
selves whether Bethel High School
will have a football team.
Thi was thp general agreement
reached Thursday night by approxi
mately 50 private citizens, school
officials and civic and Community
Development Program representa
tives. E. J. Evans, principal of Bethel
Sch.Tol, told the audience that "if
Bethel citizens and players show
enough interest" the school will
enter the fall football campaign.
They decided to hold another
meeting at 7:30 p. m. Thursday for
the five Community Development
organizations In the valley, the
civic clubs, and other organizations.
This meeting will determine how
much interest there is for a team
and how much financial support
can bp expected.
In discussing the problems be
forp the audience, which included
11 boysi, on the schools squad ot
35 Mr. Evans declared that it
would take at least $1,000 to prop-
prlv pouip the piayers.
"Richt now." he said, "our equip
ment -consists of one football, and
not a very good one at that.
This amount, he added, would be
necessary as a minimum to get the
team organized an started.
After the first season, he said
thp team would be self supporting
George Stamey, an officer of the
(See Bethel Page 8)
Fines Creek Church
Sets Homecoming Day
Sundav will be Homecoming Day
for both present and former mem
bers of the Belmont Baptist
Church in upper Fines CreeK.
Following morning services,
there will be a picnic lunch, and.
then singing tnrougn me anti-noon.
All singers are invited to attend.
The pastor is the Rev. M. H.
Raby of Canton.
Injured ... 38
(This information com
piled from Records of
SUU Highway Patrol).