' n"T 220-230 s FIp. a. -D- bts i fl abellil""- e Friday nfTicial on iofficial f- ?i George off tackle. jjlton uhh 1 next play Official saw v , , , Eliza oein- a backlield r. 1111 fey inc.. Jlizaheinion jdav nigl's ope to see L- team win ll ne fan High mini field last Jld to rope M Brags wis lade i"" fc rushing to F 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 TODAY'S SMILE Teacher: "Now, Robert, what is a niche la a church?" Bobby: "Why, it's Just the same as an itch anjrwhere else, only yon can't scratch It as well." L -o 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 Whippers Have The Most Fun pletcd scv- ir).r) .varus. if Pope s irm'SVinr " ling, thougn. e whip iAvi- hard-fougn, L North Car ted Wayncs- feirked Miza- dirted would hs sine.: we cln:,e game 20 hough And si(lc were aid; "We kg off in Ids edition. I he iced Bill, son tiler Hay at eadai'H as a ture writer, the pen name the author of and "Leban- inlversity of irnalism after John's High scrvi two i's occupation ind got his his honor- 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 starts Tuesday. Drawings Held Here For Season's Boar, Bear Hunts Poor dBy f 1 County rhtl- by the Can d better cye- I a clinic last pen were ex- vision. Korty- fwill he filled fe others will tins at the ex- the Waynes- Id a similar Udren are bo- Ses and one is or correction with the jpng the bill. sponsored by nesville dubs Nre than 140 Civic Leader Honored At Grid Game 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 ever had. The 70 members of the high school band formed an illuminated cross on the field as the lights were extinguished. Then they played Mr. Kirk patrick's favorite hymn. "The Old Rugged Cross".- 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 Boosters supper Prt and Fred Resort on I hp "p made hv Mrs. James In 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 T. Bridges. At Shady Grove 10UDY Mostlv ich change in and Tuesriav "ins this af file temncra. staff of the N'". Rainfall 40 32 32 32 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 7:30. 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 this season. 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 Santeetlah hunts. 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, Canton. 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 cember 1-3; Ml. Mitchell itwo days, 100 hunt ers will be permitted on each two dav hunt in this areai: November 15-16 and December 6-7' Daniel Boone '150 hunters will (See Drawings Held Pase 8) Last Rites Held Sunday For 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 noon. 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 burn Campbell. 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 trict. In May, 1909 he was elected mayor of Waynesville and served until 1912 when he became a mem ber of the Haywood County Board of Commissioners. 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 1944. 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 three great-grandchildren. Garrett Funeral Home was in charge. Buried Sunday J. R. BOYD, a business, political and church leader in Haywood for many years, was buried here Sunday afternoon. Nearly 4,000 See First Pigeon Community Fair Farm Group Drives For 600 Members 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 High School. C. B. McCrary, president of the Haywood County Farm Bureau, and Mrs. Oral Yates, president of its auxiliary, will also speak at the banquet. 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 affairs. 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 receive $20. Sheriff In Good Condition Hospital Says 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 Pigeon Valley. Besides West Pigeon, entries were shown by the residents of Eust Pigeon, Center Pigeon, Cecil and Cruso. 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 man's exhibits. 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 - l V' 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 (EDITORIAL) 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 "live longer." Haywood's action at the polls Saturday was decidedly a progressive step forward. Canton Dust Cut 90 Percent By New Collectors 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 improvement works. Later, the visitors were lunch guests at the Champion cafeteria. Welcoming the visitors was H. A. Helder, manager of the firm's Can- ton Division. 500 Attend County Talent 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 lowing day. 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 Bethel. State Wildlife Director To Speak At Sylva Precinct Against Bond Issue Haywood County citizens last Saturday approved the proposed bond issue for expansion of Hay wood County Hospital by a land slide majority of approximately 13-1. 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 press. Only two precincts registered majorities against the maintenance tax, though the votes on this ques tion in several other precincts was close. 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 several factors. 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 maximum bonds. It may be found necessary, for example, to issue a lesser amount, he said. 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 row night. 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. Highway Record For 1949 (To Date) In Haywood Killed .... 6 Injured ... 38 (This Information com piled from Be cord of Stat Highway Patrol).