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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Scat of Haywood County At Th Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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County Farm Bureau To
Open Membership Drive
JACK LYNN will come back to
his old stamping grounds next
week to aid the Hay wood County
Farm Bureau in a drive for 000
new members. The forme r county
agent, is now an executive of lie
American Farm Bureau I'cd'.-ra-lion.
Of Civil Term
The docket was si ill crowded
this morning as the second week
of the two-week September civil
term of Haywood Superior Court
opened this morning with Judge
Dan K. Moore of Sylva on the
The hearing of I he Russell vs
Owens suit occupied the court
nearly all day Friday and all Sat
The case of Shaklclon vs Farm
ers Federation was hctorc the court
at noon today.
Judge Moore and Superior Court
Clerk C. H. Leathervvood both ex
pressed the opinion thai the ses
sions of the term would continue
The jury returned a judgment of
$1,500 in favor of Mr. and Mrs
Walter Price in their breach-of-contract
suit against Ben K. Hanks
in connection with the construc
tion of a house.
The verdict came after a hearing
that lasted about a day and a half.
A consent judgment for re
covery of $3,500 was ordered in
favor of Nina Beall in her suit
against H. B. Hayes. The consent
was by both parties.
Thi' Haywood County Farm Bu
reau will start a drive next Mon
day to enlist (iOI) new members.
Campaign plans were mapped by
C B. McCi.uy. county Farm Bu
reau president, and the organiza
tions officials at a meeting last
Wednesday night at the court
The drive, which will run
through November 1, will feature
mass meetings in several com
munities. Principal speaker at these meet
ings will be Jack l.nn. former
Haywood County farm agent who
is now an executive of the Ameri
can Farm Bureau Federation.
The drive will be launched next
Monday niUit at 0:30 o'clock at a !
bamiuei at the Towne House for all j
of I he county's Community Devel-j
opined Program chairmen and i
Hi-ir wives and off icers and direc
tors of the County Farm Bureau
and its auxiliary. I
j Mr, 1. ynn will outline the work
'the national organization has done
and the progress it has helped
tanners throughout me nation ac
complish during its long existence.
Mrs. Oral Yates of Iron Duff,
president ol the County rami nu-
reau Auxiliary, and Mr. McCrary
will tell the Community uevciop-
ment officers about the operation
ol the organization and the auxili
ary in this county.
They also will point out what
the County organization has done
for the fanners of Haywood, and
explain the details of the cam
paign. Mr. Lynn, accompanied by other
officials, will speak at 8 p.m. the
same night at a meeting at Bethel
The membership drive, county
officials announced, will be on a
competitive basis for the Haywood
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Young Goes To N. Wilkesboro
C.rr. LlCIl'S I). CLAY, until
recently commander ol the l S.
Aimed f orces 111 Furopc, will be
come president of Hie Kcusta
Paper Col oni al ion on October
First. The announcement was
made over the week-end by Har
ry Ii. Stems, founder and presi
dent ol the concern Mr. Straus
will become chairman of Hie
board ol directors.
In New Area
Workers last weekend finished
laying 1,5011 feet of sewer line in
the Fast Waynesville section.
The line of six-inch pipe, cost
ing a total $1,275. was installed
along Loathoiwood Street.
The job of providing water and
sewer service to the new city area,
was started last spring shortly
alter East Waynesville was an
nexed to Waynesville.
The Bureau will ward a prize " " i"J- " ".
of $50 to the community enrolling wi" st'w'1 V'l"
the most new members by the I laid aUmg Keller Strecj.
time the campaign ei Pris ofi when the next part ol the
$30 and $20 will be awarded to the Job of extending the water and
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and third, respectively, in enlist
ing new members.
To give the small communities a
break, the officials added, there
won't be any boundaries restrict
ing the operations.
The communities arc permitted
to attempt to get new members in
any section of the county they
find them meaning they can go
into other communities in their
efforts to sign up candidates, as
well as work in their own.
Mr. Lynn also will speak at
7:30 p.m. October 4 at the Hay
(Sec Farm Bureau Page 6)
play brilliantly against the Waynes
Before the game slarted. one of
the visiting reporters asked him
about his visit.
' That started (he native Jackson
County newsman off on his book,
and then into a sketch of some ol
the brilliant highlights that sparkle
through the story of the develop
ment of this mountain country.
Dn loavo nf ahsence from the As
sociated Press, he said, he is work
ing on this novel, that promises to
be a gold mine of information about
the country particularly around
Wavnnsvillp and Svlva.
Thp rpntral character, ne iriai-
ed, will be a country doctor against
the backdrop of the impact ot mu
Reconstruction in these hills.
(Sec New Book Page 6
Is Some Better
Haywood County Sheriff R. V.
Welch, who suffered a stroke last
wrrk, was reported "slightly Im
proved" late this morning al
Haywood County Hospital.
His physician said the sheriff
spent a "very good night last
right and seems a little better
today." though he is not receiv
The officer was stricken short
ly after midnight Wednesday
after hr went to bed in his court
His condition was regarded as
very serious when he was first
admitted to the hospital.
start, (i. C. Ferguson, town man
ager, said it was not set.
This week, the town will start
installing the first 2.500 leel of
water main in the recently-annexed
Aliens Creek aria and the Country
Are Held For
J. V. Smothers
Funeral services were held in
the First Baptist Church al Canton
Sunday afternoon for James V'ar-
nel Smalhers. 01. retired farmer
and well-known resident of Can
ton, who died Saturday morning
The Hev. 11 H. Smaith and the
Dev. C Hay officiated and inter
ment was in 1 .ocust field Cemelerv
Pallbearers were W. C. Cole. W
L. Snyder, II. I. Morgan. (',. Ii
I'ressley, Finest Hhy mer and Floyd
Mr Sniathers was
he had a fall about
He was the oldest member of the
First Baptist Church of Canton
Surviving are six sons. Basconib,
Delaney. Hoy. and Hugh Smalhers
of Canton. Artie Smathers of
Houston. Tex . and Claude Smath
ers of Washington. !).('.; one daugh
ter. Mrs Grady I. Owen of Can
ton: 13 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren.
a year ago.
I-a,t Thursday night's regular
meeting was strong on action, short
on talk for the Waynesville Lions
Club. , ,.
After the Lions finished dinner.
,l,ev adjourned to Central Elemen
tal School - and rehearsed for
theiw annual minstrel show which
will be staged October 6.
Food Handlers Classes
To Star! Tuesday 9:30
The second Haywood Food Hand
lers School will get underway here
Tuesday morning at 9: SO in the
little court room at the court home
here TJie three-day school is being
sponsored by the District Health
Dpnartmont with two sessions
daily, and no admission charges.
All food handlers, both retail and
In places serving foods, are o
attend one session daily for the
three days. The public is invited
to take advantage of the programs
which are designed to show the
modern methods of handling foods.
The morning session will begin
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at 9:30 and last tor one '
,he afternoon sessions will start at
3 , and continue until four o clock.
The official program for lues-
Mr. Fuftis Siler. presiding. The
invocation by the Hev. M. K -li
imson. with an address of el
,.omc hv Mayor J. H. Way ine
n-snse by Dr. Mary Michal. dis
diet health officer.
A nlm. "Dishwashing Dividends
followed by a discussion by M. M
Melvln executive vice president of
the N C. Restaurant Assodat on.
(See Food Handlers-Page 6)
Rotarians To Have
Annual Fall Barbecue
The annual fall barbecue will !)'
staged by the Rotary Club for
their wives at 5.30 on Wednesday,
,-t the Piedmont Hotel
Felix Stovall is general chair
man in charge of the program and
Felix Stovall is general chair
man in charge of the program and
Haywood County's boys and girls
hay e 13 ribbons to show tor their
work in last Tuesday's western
North Caroiiua Junior Dairy Show
Their entries won six blue rib
bons, six red, and one white.
Here are the ribbon winners:
Blue -junior calves owned by
Johnny Mack Ferguson of Jonathan
Creek and C. V. Rhodarmer. tan
ton. Route 1: senior calves owned
by Nicky Williamson. Clyde. Route
1 and Thuiman Caldwell. Waynes
ille. Route 2; junior yearlings
owned hv Nancy Leonard. Waynes-
; ville. Route 1: aui Jersey owned
by Wade Franciv iiatcliile Cove
lied junior calves owned by
j Leu Anne Osborne, Clyde. and
I George ku kpati iek. Lower Crab-
tree, .junior yearlings owned by
I Harley Caldwell. Hon Dull, and
'James Hoy Green. Canton. Route
j;i: and senior yearling owned by
' Kro. si ine Osborne. Clyde.
White entry owned by Bob
Cody . Way nesville, Route 1 .
Farm boys anil girls from
throughout western North Carolina
had entries in the show competing
I in the prizes.
In addition to the blue ribbon,
Johnny Mack's entry took fourth
place in the district in the competi
tion for top honors for best fitted
This was the second year I hat
the 4-11 club boy s entry look bon
ors in this competition. Last year,
his calf wiin the event.
In all, 103 entries were shown in
com petition by Western North
Carolina 4-11 clubbers.
Thirteen Haywood County boys
and girls had animals in the show.
Nobody Hurt In
Two traffic accidents in Haywood
County last weekend caused con-uirler.-ihln
orooeitv damage but no
Stile Highway Patrolman Jeff
May. in 'reporting the accidents to
day, warned motorists to he certain
the tail lights on their cars are
A driver faced by the lights of
an approaching car finds it virtu
ally impossible to see the vehicle
ahead of him if the tail lights of
that vehicle are not burning. In
In the traffic mishaps last week
end, a dump truck smashed into
the rear end of a 1035 Chevrolet
parked by Highway 110 three miles
south of Canton Friday afternoon
The officer said the truck, a
1019 Chevrolet, driven by 41 -year-old
Horace Lawrence, a negro, of
Ashevillo. was attempting to pa,',
'another dump truck when it went
out of eonlrol and struck the car
end of the '35 sedan, knocking I he
smaller vehicle 17 leel .
He said the sedan, parked in
trout ol a store, was unoccupied al
the time He added that I he owner
is Mr. Cat hev ol Canton route 2.
I The truck swerved ac ross I he
'highway again alter the collision.
but did not turn over
, Patrolman May said Lawrence
j would be tried before Judge H R
j Mease in Canlon Police Court tin.
I afternoon on a reckless driving
The total damage he estimated
al approximately $600
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ki v. ui s.LL I.. Voi)u, pus
tor of the First Methodist church
lu re for the past two years, has
been assigned to the North
Stays In Clyde
1MI DLIN, IK.,
et unit d as pastor of
Clyde Lodge To
Be Host For
Chile Lodge No. 453, A. F. and
A M will he host to a district
mi cling lo br held in the Clyde
lln li St hool Cafeteria on Thurs
day night ol this week.
All Master Masons and their
v ie , ai e in ited to atlend.
, Suptier will he served at 7:30
p ni b the members of the Order
, ihe Ka'.lei-n Star.
i Visiting Masons and their wives
,n e al .o inv iletl to attend
DR. C. N. CLAT.K returns to the
Waynesville district as Superin
tendent, a place he has held for
Bikes- To Be
Waynesville uolice are cooper
atliiEvWUh the Waynesvtfle Junior
Chamber of Commerce in a cam
paign which will start next week
to give further aid in protecting
bicvele riders from both Injuries
, and theft.
The campaign, feature of the
'local observance of National Safety
I Week, is to provide bicycles with
I luminous markings for night driv
i lng and to register the vehicles
iwith the police department.
Police Chief Orville Noland said:
"We are glad lo cooperate with
the Junior Chamber of Commerce
in this campaign."
At 'ho .same time, he urged all
bike owners lo regisler the serial
numbers and make of their bi
cycles, and their names, with the
The police will also attach lu
minous Scotch tape to handle bars
and front pieces and to the back
lenders of the bicycles to aid
motoiisls to see the vehicles at
Jim Miller, chairman of the Jay
tee saletv committee, said owners
should bring their bicycles to the
polite after school hours on week
days and up lo noon on Saturday
"This is a free service,' he ad
vised, "for the protection of both
the lives ami the property of bi
In the second accident, the offi
cer reported, a car collided with the
rear end of a pickup truck Satur
day night as the truck was turning
left off Iliglnvav 19-23 into a drive
way at Cedar Top.
He estimated the damage to tin
car al about $200.
IN MISSION HOSPITAL
Harry Rung is a patient at the
Mission Hospital. His condition
was reported as "satisfactory" this
Elect Staff For
1950 Year Book
James Mc.lunkin was elected
i editor-m-chicl of the Waynesville
I Township High School annual.
, "The Mountaineer." last Monday.
He and two other members of
the 'tall width will put out this
: , hoot eat s edition were elected
! liv tin ir fellow students of the
j senior class.
I Vivian Watkins. who was elected
, head cheer leader shortly after
1 the t hool year opened, was elect
id assistant editor, and Marjorie
Woody, business manager.
Established for Fines
Creek, Pigeon Areas
The Methodist Conference made
hut few changes in eppointnients
in the Waynesville District this
morning at Winston-Salem.
Dr. C. N. Clark returns here as
district superintendent, a position
he has held for the past two years,
and Rev. R. L. Young, who came
here two years ago from Murphv.
has been transferred to Nortn
Rev. J K. Yoimtz. of Spencer,
has been named as the pastor o
the First Methodist church here.
No changes were made at Can
ton, Hazelwood, Clyde, Lake Juna
luska or Bethel.
Rev. Paul Taylor of Burnsville,
has been named to the Dellwood
charge, succeeding Rev. J. E. B.
A Havwnod circuit was establish
ed for this county, with Rev. V. N.
llen, who is now in charge of the
Pigeon Valley, taking over this
work The circuit will include part
of the Fines Creek and Pigeon Val
ley district, according to Dr. Clark.
The appointments for the Way
nesville District include: Dr. C.
N. Clark, district superintendent.
Andrews Rev. C. C. Washum.
Bethel Rev. Clyde Collins.
Bryson City Fev. H. H. Mc
Swain. Canton Central Rev. C. W.
Canton First Rev. L. E. Mabry.
Cherokee Rev. D. II. Dennis.
Crabtreje--Rev. C. ,QJcweU.
Dellwood circuit Rev. Paul
Franklin Rev. C. E. Murray.
Franklin circuit Rev. D. B.
Hayesville Rev. M. D. Davis.
Haywood circuit Rev. V. N.
Hazelwood Rev. M. B. Lee.
Highlands Rev. Root. E. Early.
Longs Chapel Rev. Paul Duck
wall. Macon circuit Rev. L. C. Steph
ens. Morning Star Rev. A. L. Max
well. Murphy R. Deblert Burmun.
Pigeon Valley Rev. W. H. Pless,
a retired supply, to serve ueaver-
dani and Inman.
Robbinsville Rev. John R.
Rockwood Rev. George B. Cul
berth. Shady Grove Rev. A. E. Belk,
formerly of Mt. Airy.
Shooting Creek Rev. R. L.
Sylva Rev. W. Q Grigg (this is
his 5th year in Sylva).
Waynesville Rev. J. E. Yountz,
of Spencer iRev. Mr. Yountz is 42
years of age.)
Webster Rev. B. Roberts, his
West Macon Mrs. R. H Hull.
Whittier Rev. O. E. Thomas.
Honorary Tar Heels Will
Meet Here 3 Days In Oct.
Plans are being polished this
week for the annual meeting of
the Honorary Tar Heels October
13 to October 13 at the Catalooch.ee
Rant h on Fie Top mountain.
Tom Alexander, Hie ranch owner,
reported today also that the event
apparently is headed for national
He said tlie Saturday Evening
Post the national weekly magazine,
is sending a photographer to take
color pictures, and the Rod and
Plenty Of Pork Chops;
Hayvood Sow Has 17 Pigs
A sow owned by Raymond Mc
Cracken of Fines Creek came close
to a state production record re
cently when she gave birth to a
litter of 17 pigs.
Mr. Mt-Cracken al-.o revealed
this week that the sow, an Ohio
Improved Chester, ha-- produced 45
little ones since August ft. 1948.
Both are unusal records, the
county agent's office said this
Of the 17 pigs born a week ago
yesterday. 13 are still living and
are reported in good condition.
The number 13 was almost un
lucky for Betsy, one of the young
porkers, for its mother could raise
only 12 herself.
But Mr. McCrarken s family
solved the problem.
The baby bottle which the Mc
Craekens had used to raise a pet
lamb, was taken out of Morale and
sent into the emergency.
Now Betsy is growing on bottle
feeding as fast as her brothers and
Assistant County Agent Wayne
Franklin said that the average pro
duction far a healthy sow is seven
to eight pigs to the litter, or about
24 pigs in one year.
Work To Starl Soon On
Aliens Creek Water Line
Wavr.esville will start this week
on building its first water line in
its new Aliens Creek section.
Town Manager G. C. Ferguson
announced last weekend that the
work of installing a 2.500-foot wat
er niain in thP Aliens Creek and
Coun'ty Club area early this week
Mr. Ferguson had estimated
t in lit r that the project would cost
$15,000 to $13,000.
The lengths of six-inch cast iron
pipe were brought to the job late
. Though this is the first major
project which will be started since
.the citizens of Aliens Creek voted
lo add their community to Waynes
ville. tin- town started garbage ser
vice shortly after the election was
held this .summer.
The line will start in front of
the Country Club, then go out to
the highway at five points, then up
the highway to Aliens Creek, and
follow the highway out as far as
the town line.
"Our plans are to push the pro
ject to completion as fast as possi
ble, and get the customers tapped
on the line, he said.
(See Aliens Creek Page 6)
Gun editor of The New York
Times also is scheduled to cover
Resides these men. rnanv other
photographers and feature writers
representing other press agencies
are expected to attend the coiortui
series of bear hunts, nog rine snoot
ing, and fishing.
The Honorary Tar Heels is an
oreanization launched by Bill
Sharpe when he was serving as
(See l ar Meeis rage ti
Killed .... 6
Injured ... 38
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).