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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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64th YEAR NO. 82 8 PAGES XIalTd Press and United Press News WAYIILLE. N.C., MONDAY AFTERNOON. OCTOBER 3. 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Whippers-have the most fun in a Cherokee stickball game, played
at"the Annual Cherokee Fair in early October in North Carolina's
' Great Smoky Mountains, With no rules to go bv and no other duties
but picking up dropped racquets .above in whippers left hand,
whippets proceed on theory laggards shouldn't lag. Above, with
five good fights in progress, Hnve whippers stand over couple not
getting much action nobodv know.-, where the ball is. The Fair
Drawings Held Here For
Season's Boar, Bear Hunts
1 County rhtl-
by the Can
d better cye-
I a clinic last
pen were ex-
fwill he filled
fe others will
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Udren are bo-
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Nre than 140
In solemn, impressive half-time
ceremonies the Wayncsville-Eliza-bethton
foolball game Friday night
was dedicated to I he late Lloyd
Kirkpatrick, one of I he most loyal
friends Waynesville High School
The 70 members of the high
school band formed an illuminated
cross on the field as the lights were
Then they played Mr. Kirk
patrick's favorite hymn. "The Old
The Rev. L. G. Elliott a few min
utes before had paid tribute to Mr.
Kirkpatrick in a brief radio ad
dress from the press box before
the 4,000 hushed spectators.
The Waynesville civic leader
served as treasurer of the high
school Athletic Association for five
years till his death last summer in
an auto accident near Waynesville.
Haywood Approves Hospital Program 13 To 1
Prt and Fred
Resort on I hp
"p made hv
Among the newspaper people
attending the special dinner hon
oring Miss Beatrice Cobb in Mor-
ganton Saturday night, were ivir.
and Mrs. W. Curtis Kuss and Mar
puerite, and Mr. and Mrs. Marion
At Shady Grove
ich change in
"ins this af
staff of the
REV. A. E. BELK, the new pas
tor of the Shady Grove charge
plans to arrive here Wednesday.
He plans to oreath at the Shady
Grove church at 11 o'clock Sun
day and at the Maggie chapel at
Rev. Mr. Belk is a graduate of
Pasadena College. Pasadena.
Calif. He has held pastorates in
Knoxville, Tenn., Asheville, (.te
tania and Durham, also Spartan
burg, Rock Hill and Winnsboro.
S. C. and In Los Angeles. Calif.
In his ministerial labors he has
traveled in most of the states of
the union, and in two countries;
he has organized and built a
number of churches; he is known
as a Bible teacher and preacher.
Drawings were held at the Hay
wood County Court House last
Saturday to determine those who
will go on the bear hunts in the
Sherwood Forest and the bear and
boar hunts in the Santeetlah Forest
More than tOO sportsmen from
Hrt.vwoori and other counties in
this state and Tennessee watched
the drawings held In the court
loom under the supervision of
llayden Olds of Raleigh, game
biologist of the North Carolina
Wildlife Resources Commission.
Assisting him was Malcolm Ed
wards of Brevard.
The hunters' names were picked
by Mrs. Frank Knutti, secretary of
the Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce, from a container contain
ing those of 27 applicants for the
Sherwood and 46 others for the
Similar drawings will be held at
10 a.m. October 1ft at the Canton
Police Court to determine those
who will lake part in the deer
hunts in the Sherwood area.
The names drawn for the Sher
wood bear hunts, which will start
October 17, are, in order of their
selection: Ed Saunooke of Swan
nanoa. the Rev. J. A. Cox, Ashe
ville: Claude Johnson. Canton,
Koulc 3; W. M. Rhea, Hazelwood;
(;. C. Farmer, Waynesville; T. W.
Cathey. Waynesville: I.on R. Good-
son. I anion; ano in. i. diuou,
For the Santeetlah boar and
bear hunt-, the first of which will
be held Oct. 17 and 18 also:
T. I.. Campbell. Waynesville; W
.1. Corn. Arden: Ray Haynes. Can
ton; J. B. Henson. Canton; Paul
G. Sellers. Asheville; T. L. Camp
bell. Jr., Waynesville; C. H. Jones.
Canton: Arnold Buchanan, Robbins
ville; Max Rogers. Waynesville;
Clarence H. Ford, Byington, lenn.;
,1. W. Taylor, Tryon: A. J. Futlam,
Arden: G. V. Lynn. Robbinsville;
and A. J. Ilutchins. Canton.
Drawings tor deer hunts will be
held, in addition to the one at Can
in as follows, with the areas for
the hunts indicated:
Ml. Mitchell Daniel Boone
drawing 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at the
court house. Marion: Standing In
dianFires Creek drawing. 10 a.m.
Oct 19 at the court house. Frank
lin. C. W Ormand. district game and
fish protector, reminded sportsmen
that the final day for accepting ap
plications is next Saturday, pro
viding the quota is filled by that
date. If not. applications will con
tinue to be accepted until the quota
is filled or until one week before
the first hunt. ,
One hundred hunters will be per
mitted on eaVh three-day hunt.
In the Sherwood area, the
schedule is as follows:
West Fork Pigeon: November 21
23 and November 28-30: East Fork
PigponNovember 24-26, and De
Ml. Mitchell itwo days, 100 hunt
ers will be permitted on each two
dav hunt in this areai:
November 15-16 and December
Daniel Boone '150 hunters will
(See Drawings Held Pase 8)
Last Rites Held
James R. Boyd, 81
Funeral services for James R.
Boyd, prominent business and
civic leader of Waynesville and
Haywood county, who died at his
home here Friday following a long
illness, were held at the First
Methodist church Sunday after
The Rev. Russell L. Young, pas
tor, and the Rev. L. G. Elliott,
pastor of the First Baptist church
officiated and interment was in the
family plot at Green Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were nephews:
Dr. Robert Owen, Dr. Boyd Owen,
Roy Campbell, Henry Campbell,
Fred Campbell, Joe Campbell,
Kyle Campbell, Frank Ferguson,
Hugh Brown Campbell and Wil
Honorary pallbearers were mem
bers of the Men's Bible Class, the
trustees and board of stewards of
the First Methodist rhurch, the
officials and board of the Kiist
National Bank, and the officials
and directors of the Haywood
County Building and i.oan Asso
ciation. Mr. Boyd was the son of the
late John H. and Rebecca Brown
Boyd and was born September 5,
1868. He attended public schools
In Waynesville and Haywood coun
ty and upon completing his edu
cation, taught in the county schools
for 15 years.
In 1904 he was elected Register
of Deeds for Haywood county and
served in that capacity until he
was appointed cashier of the Com
mercial Bank of Waynesville.
In 1911 the Commercial Bank
was merged with the First Na
tional Bank and Mr. Boyd became
president of the merged institu
tion, an office he held until his
retirement in 1941. He continued
as chairman of the board until the
time of his death.
In 1934 he was elected to repre
sent Haywood county in the State
legislature and was re-elected in
1926 and 2928.
He served on the Board of
Education of Haywood county for
11 years and was a member of the
Board of Trustees of the Waynes
ville Special Charter School Dis
In May, 1909 he was elected
mayor of Waynesville and served
until 1912 when he became a mem
ber of the Haywood County Board
Mr. Boyd was a charter member
of the Haywood Building and Loan
Association and served as a di
rector and as secretary-treasurer
for a number of years.
He was a member of the First
Methodist church and active in its
affairs. He was a member of the
board of stewards, a trustee of the
church, and was chairman of the
building committee when the pres
ent church was constructed.
He was interested in sports and
when the softball league was form
ed in Waynesville fifteen years ago
Mr Bovd was named president.
tn March. 1891, he married Miss
coiiio r famnhell. who died in
Surviving are three sons. Grady.
John and James Boyd, Jr.. all of
Wavnesville; seven daughters. Mrs
Thad Chafin, the Misses Daisy and
Ressie Bovd. Mrs. Grady Clayton
and Mrs. J. J. Ferguson, all of
Wavnesville. Mrs. J. A. Webster of
Champaign, 111., and Mrs. William
C. Smith of Riverdale, Ga.; three
half sisters, Mrs. L. E. Perry, Mrs
Frank Ferguson, and Mrs. Charles
F Owen, all of Waynesville: one
half-brother. Plott Boyd of Ashe
ville; seven grandchildren, and
Garrett Funeral Home was in
J. R. BOYD, a business, political
and church leader in Haywood
for many years, was buried here
Nearly 4,000 See First
Pigeon Community Fair
The Haywood County Farm Bu
reau will open a drive for 600 new
members tonight with a banquet at
the Tnwne House.
Jack Lynn, former Haywood
county farm agent who is now an
executive of the National Farm
Bureau Federation, will tell the
meeting how the national orga-
nizatoin represents the farmer in
Washington and why every farmer
should be a member.
The banquet, for officers and
directors of the Haywood rami
Bureau and its auxiliary, and the
chairmen of the county's Commun
ity Development Program organi
zations stid the. wives of, the, offi
cials, will be held at 6:30 p. rh.
At 8 p. m., Mr. Lynn will ad
dress a mass meeting at Bethel
C. B. McCrary, president of the
Haywood County Farm Bureau,
and Mrs. Oral Yates, president of
its auxiliary, will also speak at the
Membership meetings will be
held all through the week, with
Mr. Lynn as principal speaker.
Tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. he will
address a meeting at the Haywood
County Court House.
On Wednesday, he will speak at
the Crabtree-lron Duff School at
a meeting scheduled to start at
7:30 p. m.
Mr. Lynn said today that his
talks will stress the point that
farmers should be members of the
Farm Bureau to be assured of ef
fective representation in national
The campaign will be on a
competitive basis for the commun
ities. The community enrolling the
most new members by the lime
the drive ends November I will be
awarded $50 in cash. The com
munity placing second will get $30,
and the one finishing third will
Nearly 4,000 Haywood county
people went to Bethel High School
on Friday and Saturday to view the
more than 1,000 agricultural and
farm home exhibits at the first
Pigeon Valley Community Fair.
Officials, terming the event a
decisive success, today indicated
that another fair would be held
next year. A spokesman said a
meeting would be called to out
line the 1950 plans sometime with
in the next 30 days.
Sponsored by the West Pigeon
Community Development Program
headed by Chairman Jack Sloan,
the event represented a cross sec
tion of farm life in the entire
Besides West Pigeon, entries
were shown by the residents of
Eust Pigeon, Center Pigeon, Cecil
Officials presented more than
225 blue ribbons and prizes do
nated by the merchants and busi
nessmen of the county.
The successful first showing was
directed by M. C. Nix, agriculture
teacher of Bethel High School,
with Edwin Justice serving as as
sociate director and treasurer.
This morning, Mr. Justice, ex
pressing satisfaction over the pop
ularity the fair proved, said that
workers had had only about a
month's time to prepare it.
He indicated tha more time will
be taken in making the arrange
ments for the 1950 event once it
is definitely fixed.
The judges were Mountain Test
Farm Director Howard Clapp and
Wavne CorDenine. county farm
agent, for the field crop exhibits
Bob Evans, Cylde High School ag
rieiilture teacher, and Grover
Haynes of Clyde, beef cattle; Mr
Clapp and B. F. Nesbitt, dairy cat
tle; Assistant County Agent Herb
Slntiletary. swine and sheep; Coun
i v Home . Demonstration Mary
Cornwell, Assistant Demonstration
Agent Elise DeLorier, and Mrs.
.Tnhn Neshitt of Wavnesville. wo
The results of the events were as
follows, with the winners of the
top places Listed:
Winners were announced as fol
lows: field crops, stalk of corn,
Watt Howell, Earl Moore and Jack
Sloan; open pollinated corn, yel
low. Jcrrv Robinson, Mrs. Jerry
Robinson and Jack Fullbright
open pollinated corn, white, Tom
Trull. Mark Cathey and Earl
Mnr,.- V. S. hybrid 282, Mark
Cathey, Jack Sloan and Way Mease
oats. Jack Sloan and Henry Garner
rve. Henry Garner.
Alfalfa hay. Jack Sloan, Henry
Garner and Fred Pless; stalk tobac
co, Earl Moore; soy beans, Jack
Chanson truck and vegetable-Irish
potatoes, Ira L. Henson, Way
Mease. Sr., and Bascomb Thomp
son; green beans, Mrs. Carl Ed
wards. Mrs. George Stanley; toma
toes, Ted Clark, Mrs. Thos Erwin
and Morris Bumgarner.
Sweet potatoes, T. A. Cathey,
Bascomb Thompson; onions, Waye
Mease. Jr.. Kennitn fresiey anu
Ray Fatmer; sweet pepper, Mrs.
Ellis Wells, Mrs. Clinton Terrell,
and Russell Terrell; hot pepper,
Mrs. Ellis Wells, Mrs. Nellie Mc
Cracken and Mrs. Guy Wells; car
tots. Eddie Wells and Carroll
Schouts; turnips, Morris Bumgar
(Sce Pigeon Fair Paw 8)
In WCTC Concert
MISS MARGARET TRUMAN
will give a concert at Western
Carolina Teachers College Tues
day night. Indications today were
that the auditorium would be a
sell-out for the occasion. Miss
Truman was honored at a lunch
eon at High Hampton Inn at noon
today, with members of the
Western North Carolina press as
special guests. She held a press
conference after the luncheon.
The Mountaineer was represent
ed by W. Curtis Russ, editor.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Prevost and
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Davis of Waynes
ville and Mr. and Mrs. Lachlan
Hyatt of Spartanburg spent the
week end in Knoxville spent the
ed the Duke-Tennesse game on Saturday.
Sheriff Welch's condition was
described as "good" today by the
Haywood County Hospital.
The report said the sheriff spent
a good night last night and con
tinues to show improvement.
He was In very serious condition
September 21 when he was hospi
talized after suffering a stroke.
Dr McCracken In Hospital
Dr. J. R. McCracken was sched
uled to undergo an operation this
morning at Norburn Hospital, Ashe
ville. where he has been a patient
for the past ten days.
Haywood, A Good Place To Live
The action of the voters of Haywood on Saturday
proved once again that this is a progressive county.
The approval of the Hospital expansion program
further proves that this county is not only a good place
to live, but that the large majority of citizens want to
make it a better place in which to live. The vote also
put the stamp of approval of having an institution here
that will provide facilities for enabling thousands to
Haywood's action at the polls Saturday was
decidedly a progressive step forward.
Canton Dust Cut
90 Percent By
New collectors recently installed
at The Champion Paper and Fibre
Company plant in Canton have cut
the dust deposits that formerly
blanketed the city and surround
ing area by 90 per cent.
Before the $200,000 devices were
installed in the company's steam
and power plant, approximately 600
pounds of dust settled every hour
over the land lying within a 2Vi
mile radius of the plant.
Now. according to a report last
week, less than 60 pounds of such
sediment are deposited over the
same area at the same intervals.
Company officials believe that
this dust abatement can reduce
even this figure even lower eventu
ally. Last week, company officers,
showed Mayor Floyd Woody, city
aldermen, and representatives of
the city's civic clubs, church
groups, and other organizations
through the plant, so they could
see for themselves how the latest
Later, the visitors were lunch
guests at the Champion cafeteria.
Welcoming the visitors was H. A.
Helder, manager of the firm's Can-
Show At Bethel
More than 500 people saw some
Of Haywood county's finest ama
teurs compete Thursday night in
the Talent Show held at the Bethel
High School auditorium.
Jack Sloan, West Pigeon Com
munity Development chairman,
said today that proceeds grossed
$97. The net profits were applied
to help finance the two-day Pigeon
Valley Fair which opened the fol
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fulbright of
Cruso, won top honors among the
duet performers, while the Blay
lock sisters of Henson Cove were
awarded first prize in the competi
tion among trios.
The members of the winning trio
are Frances Blaylock of Center
Pigeon, Mrs. Neal Veto of Canton,
and Mrs. Kinsland of Center Pig
eon. Fred Carpenter's crack combi
nation from the Champion YMCA
in Canton won the top prize tn the
string band competition, Vinson
Worley's Champion Quartet from
Hominy Creek took first prize in
this class, and Jeter Martin of
Center Pigeon was judged best so
loist in the field of performers.
Among the others who competed
were S. T. Swanger's Carolina
Ramblers and Taft Crawford's
Haywood Ramblers, of Canton, and
the Cruso String band; among the
quartets the Bethel quartet, Cecil
quartet, Deaver Sisters o f East
Pigeon, and the Five-Star quartet
from Morning Star; Buddy Mull
and Tommy Owen of Bethel, and
G. C. Glance and Ray Lester of
Morning Star among the duets.
Wilma Crawford of Canton, Mrs.
Edgar Burnette of Cecil, Sue Kelly
of Center Pigeon, and Paul Frank
lin of Francis Cove, among the so
loists; and these trios, Ned Smath
ers, Jack King and Taft Crawford
of Canton; and May John, Anna
Sue Gibson and Emma Gibson of
Speak At Sylva
Haywood County citizens last
Saturday approved the proposed
bond issue for expansion of Hay
wood County Hospital by a land
slide majority of approximately
Only one of the 21 precincts that
had reported returns up to noon
today voted -against the issue.
This was Beaverdam Number 2,
which voted 57-31 against the issue.
The overall vote. County Elec
tions Board Chairman Jerry Rog
ers observed, was light.
In all approximately one third of
the county's 10,000-odd registered
voters cast ballots.
The .heaviest vote was registered
in Waynesvllle's North Ward, where
1,125 citizens cast ballots in favor
of the bonds and only seven dis
approved. Tha voters also gave their ap
proval to the proposal for the levy
ing of a hospital maintenance tax
rate of 10 cents per $100 valuation.
This would finance the cost of
operation, equipment and main
tenance of the expanded hospital.
There also was a heavy favorable
majority for this proposition,
though not so heay as that cast,
in favor of the bond issue and the
tax "sufficient to pay the principal
and interest on the bond issue."
The majority favorable vote for
the maintenance tax was about 8-1.
Only Fines Creek of the county's
22 precincts had not reported by
the time the Mountaineer went to
Only two precincts registered
majorities against the maintenance
tax, though the votes on this ques
tion in several other precincts was
Beaverdam Number 1 voted 21
17 against the maintenance tax,
but approved the bonds by 23-2IT
Beaverdam Number 2 voted 62
27 against the tax.
Three precincts voted 100 per
cent approval for the bonds and
tax on the principal and interest,
and two of them voted unanimously
for the maintenance'tax.
Cataloochee, the first precinct to
report its returns, cast 7-0 in favor
of both bonds and maintenance tax.
Ivy Hill registered a 75-0 vote
for the bonds, and a 35-23 favorable
vote for the maintenance tax.
Big Creek returned a unanimous
majority of 26-0 for the bonds and
25-0 for the maintenance tax.
Hazelwood, registering a light
vote, was only one ballot shy of a
unanimously favorable record for
the bonds. The count was 164-1.
Up to press time, three Com
munity Development organizations
shaped up as the principal con
tenders for the Waynesville Lions
Club's $50 award to the community
turning in the greatest favorable
percentage of its total registration.
Ratcliffe Cove turned out 141 o
its voters while 33 of Francis Cove's
small registration cast ballots.
South Clyde was the other leading
contender for high-vote honors.
Exactly when construction on the
new hospital will begin depends on
County Commission Chairman
George Brown. Jr.. said today the
next step would be to determine
just how far down the line Hay
wood stands in regard to the fed
eral and state allocation of 70 per
cent of the cost of the proposed ex
pansion. The approval of the voters means
that the county can issue up to
$225,000 worth of bonds as its
share In the construction.
However, this does not necessar
ily mean, Mr. Brown pointed out,
that the county will issue the
It may be found necessary, for
example, to issue a lesser amount,
The federal and state govern
(See Hospital Page 8)
Clyde Patton, director of the
North Carolina Wildlife Resources
Commission, will address a joint
meeting of Haywood and Jackson
County sportsmen at Sylva tomor
The Jackson County Wildlife
Club will be hosts to the Haywood
County Hunting and Fishing Club
at the session, which will be held tn
the Jackson County Court House.
Haywood County members who
plan to attend will assemble at the
Champion YMCA in Canton at
6:30 p.m. for the ride to Sylva.
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Ferguson
and Mr. and Mrs. Alna'Hyatt left
on Friday for a ten-day visit to
Mrs. Ferguson's sister,. Mrs. Owen
Merritt, and Mr. Merritt at their
home in Enid, Okla.
Killed .... 6
Injured ... 38
(This Information com
piled from Be cord of
Stat Highway Patrol).