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- vnVILlT F THUIlSIJAYAFTERNOONCTOBia iwin Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counfaes
64th YEAR NO. 83 22 PAGES Associated Pross and United Press News WAY NESV1LLE, N.C., 1 HIKaUA x r
Dirt Moving On First
Project Oi $3,384,000
Expansion At Cullowhee
i Plans Laid
I mm m IE1
Buried Wednesday water Main Engineers Surveying iraci
fnXw AreaiOS Watershed For Lelling
uiwiwhiiii nnii"irm"T """3
Twelve Projects Included
Ih Funds Already Appro
priated, Dr. Reid Tells
DR. PAUL. A. REID, president
of Western Carolina Teachers
College, told Rotarians of
Waynesville of the beginning of
actual construction on ;in cxpan
sion progtam u com over three
millions. The money h.is ;ilrt?;iy
Jrue story, as ;
i It happened
Ly to under-
'eden of Ra-
lo the moun
ts ago. Their
a member of
Listed that at
Bent under a
Members of I lie Haywood Cnjn
munity Development I'Miealion
commission are completing the,
final details for a comprehensive
program for the fall, winter, and
spring. . I
'The Rev. C. L. Allen of Aliens
'Cjreek, the chairman, and meniliers 1
Of the group worked out lhe pians
for participation of residents in
all the organized communities with
lhe cooperation of County Agent
Wayne Corpening and members of
Mr. Corpening and Assistant
County Agent Turner Cathey said
this morning that the program will
.,.. ovoro activity from athletics
Among the many activities sched
uled until summer are a muso.
festival handicrafts, debating an.,
cnellin a checker tournament,
basketball tournament, and drama
The Committees in charge of the
different events in the extensive
program will be announced Monday.
Dili has been moved on I lie first
of 12 projects in the $3,384,000 ex
pansion program at Western Caro
lina Teeners College, Dr. Paul A.
Reid. president, told Rotarians here
The student body this year, with
607. has fl enrolled from II lywood.
Idi I he third ranking county rep
reserled in lhe college. Jackson is
first, and Buncombe second.
When the appropriated funds of
over three millions have been
spent, the 60-year-old institution
will have facilities for 900 to 1.000
students, according to Dr. Reid. ,
W ork has already started on con- .
slruclinn of walks and driveways,,
at an estimated cost of $30,000. j
Within a few weeks, the officials,
expect to approve plans for a laun- j
dry which is expected to cost about j
Giber projects include a class- j
room building, costing $1,412,000;
a library costing $(190,000; two
dormitories, one for men and one
lor women, each to cost $412,000; a
home economics practice bouse.
$21,400; a home for the president.
$:),000; extension of water, electric
and sewer services. $200,000; alter
ations and repairs to buildings,
$7!i,000; conversion of present
classroom building into apartments,
$50,000; and a storage warehouse,
While the appropriations for
lliese projects have been complet
ed, the officials point oul that oth
(Sec WCTC Pace 2)
The Waynesville Junior Chamber
of Commerce, with the Fire Depart
ment and other agencies cooperat
ing, is going to remind the folks
of the danger of fire in a very em
The Jaycees' program for the
local observance of National Fire
Prevention Week will feature a
paride of more than 100 marchers
the morning of October 15 bearing
spectacular exhibits showing the
consequences of fires.
Overlooking no angle of fire
hazards and fire fighting, Chairman
Bob Korte's Jaycee fire safety com
mittee is including in the parade
an example of what often happens
to the curious who send their cars
speeding after fire trucks answer
ing an alarm.
Taking part in the parade, winch
will start at 11 a.m. on Main Street
at the First Baptist Church will be
the Waynesville Township High
School band, fire fighting equip
1 mont handled by Chief Clem Fitz
gerald Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,
'members of 4-H Clubs, and rep
resentatives of other groups.
In connection with Fire Preven- ;
lion Week, which will open Mon-!
dav, the Jaycees are holding a
poster contest for high school slu- ,
The winning poster for the pro
motion of fire safety will bring the ,
artist the first prize of a $25 sav
Tentatively planned is a running
j commentary' over a public address
i system lo explain each of lhe cx
' bibils in the parade.
DR. J. It. McCR.XCKF.N, prom
inent physician, and civic lead
er, was buried here Wednesday
afternoon. His death follower!
a short illness in an Ashcvilte
luch like the
fcut the chil-
k about it, so
do but grant
tent and oth-
ps placed in a
len the family
jaunt to the
Sent at Glen-
Jim used to
. Then they
fok ee Reserva-
Iquiries at the
Jim was in
ks a fine camp-
nt, about sev-
py drove to
Id the location
jty. It was an
fision of Hi Hp
"t up. a eamp-
f 2d GAME
I wcond game
Stolen Car In
Just 24 Minutes
Speed records are beins set
everywhere these days.
The other night Miller Incram
parked his car near his studio,
while he caucht up on a rnuplr
f hnllrt nf Work.
When he returned to the place
where he left his car. it was Rone.
He called Chief Noland. The
alarm was sriven to all officers
via radio that the car had been
Within 24 minutes. Chief No
land called Ingram and broke
the news "We hav'e your car
a back fender is bent, hut appar
ently no other damages have been
The car was found abandoned on
a Ride street, after the would-be
thief had slid into a power pole.
"Gee. I sure was not without a
car long, was 1" said Mr. Ingram
joyfully, as he thanked thi cruet
of police for the fast work.
Fines Creek's returns, last of
those received from the 22 Hay
wood County precincts, boosted the
final score of Saturday's hospital
bond election to 2,951 for the bonds
and lax on principal and interest,
and only 411 against.
The final returns received late
Monday afternoon showed Fines
Creek citizens had voted 74 to 4
in favor of the $225,000 bond issue,
I and 68-5 in favor of the mainten
ance lax of 10 cents per hundred
Hnl Iars valuation.
The complete figures for the 22
' For Bond Issue and lax on
principal and interest 2.951
Against Bond Issue and tax
I on principal and interest 253
' n ncn
For Maintenance tax ,oj
Against Maintenance Tax 411
Beaverdam Number 2 was the
only precinct to cast a majority
vote against the proposed issue for
expansion of the Haywood County
(See Hospital Page 2)
Last Rites Held
Funeral services for John Caris
Underwood, 74. retired farmer, who
died Tuesday morning at his home
on Howell Mill Road after a Dricx j
1 illness, were held Wednesday, at ,
11 a.m. in First Baptist Church
! here. 1
I The Rev. 1.. O. Elliott, pastor, oi-,
! ficialed and burial was in Green
; Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Will Leather
wood, Joe Calhoun, Jim Shope,
Jake Lowe. Charlie Liner, John
i Hall, Kenneth Lowe and Harden
Mr Underwood was a native and
lifelong resident of Haywood Coun-tv.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Lillie Mae Bridges Underwood;
four sons. Walter of Waynesville,
Thomas of San Francisco. Calif..
Charles of Darrington, Wash..
and Fred with the U. S. Coast
Guard, Seattle. Wash.
Also six daughl'Ts. Mrs. Mabel
McElvoy of Waynesville. Mrs. Ker
mit Murray of Hampton, Va., Mrs.
Worriie Fitzgerald of Hillsboro,
Mrs. Floyd White and Mrs. Frances
White of Bremerton, Wash., and
Mrs. Earl Jackson of Port Orchard.
Wash.; 17 grandchildren and three
j Garrett Funeral Home was in
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at lhe First
Methodist church for Dr. John
Hiifus MeCrackeu, ranking West
ern North Carolina physician and
beloved citizen of Haywood countv.
who died in an Asheville hospital
The Rev. Edgar 11 Goold, rector
of Grace Episcopal church, of
which Dr. McCracken was a mem
ber, officiated. Graveside iocs
at Green Hill Cemetery were con
ducted by the Masonic Lodge.
I Active pallbearers were mem
Ibers of the Masonic Lodge and
honorary pallbearers were mem
bers of the Haywood County
Medical Society and the Waynes
I yille Rotary Club.
Dr: McCrfrclcen, wIwwm wily
i i.n..,n i hrrttiifhimi llu stale in
1 KlllfVVll IIII-MI,'"""'
j medical and fraternal circles, was
I president of the Norlh Carolina
1 Public Health Association in 1918
' a unci nrvedent of the Tenth
aim a .w.'v I '
District Medical Society. He was
Haywood county health officer
from 1905 lo 1920 with the excep
tion of two years and was conned -ed
with the State Board of Health
In the tonsil-adenoid clinic several
In 1925, he was made a fellow
of the American College of Sur
geons and was an honorary fellow
of the Norlh Carolina Medical So
ciety. He also was secretary of
the Haywood County Medical So
ciety for main years and served as
I president of the I0IH District
Medical Association and as a meni
! ber of the executive board ol the
i North Carolina Public Health As
I sociation. He maintained membei -!.ti
;.. ik, iVmnriciin Medical As
sociation for more than 40 years,
and a past president oi the lenth
staff of the Haywood County Hos
pital. Dr. McCracken was a 33rd de
gree Mason honorary and a Shi in
(See Ir. McCracken Page 2)
Early Tuesday morning, work
men started digging a ditch and
laying pipe along Country Club
Before rundown, they had in
stated some 500 feet of pipe.
This was lhe first section of the
first city water main destined to
serve Hie toun s new Aliens Creek
Tile 2.500 feet of nine will ex
tend to the intersection of Aliens
Creek Road and US Highway 19-A,
Town Manager G. L. Ferguson
pointed out this week.
Just when the job will be finished
is a question, however.
lie explained; "We've got to dig
up a lot of concrete and asphalt
and cross Browning Branch with
ihc 'system before the job is fin
ished." A crew of eight workmen are
: using a steam shovel to dig the
did h. and a motor grader to fill
il in again alter the pipe Is laid.
! Mr. Ferguson estimates this first
line into Waynesville's new annex
a ill serve 15 to 20 families and ap
, in oximately eight business places.
Al the same lime, the workers
will install two fire hydrants along
I he system.
The entire project is expected to
. ost $15,000 to $18,000.
Another Logging Contract
25 Years Service
j F Tate, local manager for lhe
Carolina Power & Light Co.. in
Onion, will be honored in Ashe
ville October lKlh at a dinner
when he will be inducted into
the Pioneer CI f Hie Com
pany He will !' presented wilh
a gold pin sel wilh a small dia
mond. The P. cr Club now
numbers I "2 employes of t P&L.
are miss iviaiy nuBciiainn, The sfety campaign
i Louisville, Klyl'o'lJPWUyHjeywaMUtento' Cham
tentative "fthe W. M. U. Iraining ()f commerce started on a sue-
t'..l,....J . JVTt-c flinflni rifflr. nf - . .... i 1ft unlinnl
I Around 300 representatives of
Baptist Womans Missionary Societ
ies of the Asheville Division are
! meeting today at the First Baptist
! Church here. Mrs. J. R. Morgan,
divisional superintendent, is pre-
; Among the speakers on the pro
gram which opened at 10:30 a. m.
are Miss Mary Augensrein, ,f
Area Is Not Near Section
Now Supplying Town
With Water, A Forestry
Th inun of Waynesville this
veek started preparation to. let
jids on the sale of timber on sev
eral hundred acres of its watershed.
Town Manager G. C. Ferguson
QtH vesterriav that "Cruising,"
marking of trees, and estimations
started Tuesday in the Old Bald
section adjoining lhe tract which
as first let last winler.
He explained that the work was
oreparatory to holding the second
letting of a watershed timber con
tract by the first of the year.
i a,., r..-c ii.tiiiin the Waynes
ville Lumber Company submitted
the winning bid of $17,000 to cut
1,600,000 board feet of timber oti
a 650-acre section of the water
med. The cutting is done on a selec
tive basis and In compliance with
all the rules of good forestry prac
tice. Several years ago. TV A and Na
tional Forest Association foresters
surveyed the watershed, checking
the number and species of the tim
ber, and divided the land into sec
lions. The report issued in March
I Qlfi nn Ihn forest management of
the Waynesville Municipal Water
shed contained recommendations
regarding the "farming"' of the
This week, the workers are mark
ing the trees which are to be sold
for timber, and tallying the num
ber of each species of tree so
.Sehnol- Mrs. Charles Griffin of
Spartanburg, S. C, Southern W.
M. U. representative; and Miss
Hilda Mayo, Young People s secre
lary of North Carolina. The theme
of the meeting is "From Strength
lo Strength." ,
Lunch was served at the church
by members of the Woman's Mis
sionary Society of Waynesville,
the hostess group.
To Be Held At
c. i .,,,t. this week as 36 school
students registered their bicycles
and had I hem tabbed wil h luminous
tape by Waynesville policemen dur
ing Monday and Tuesday.
Police Chief Orville Noland de
scribed the response of the bike
owners as excellent.
He said the campaign was started
as a continuing campaign to have
all bicycles registered as a pro
tective measure against theft and
have them taped for the protection
j of their riders in night traffic.
The Police Department is work
ing in cooperation wilh the Waynes
ville Jaycee safety committee head
ed by Chairman Jim Miller.
Chief Noland estimated that
i hero are aonroximately 150 bl-
Plans for the 1949 Friendship
roori i lain win oe irniini hi i n
... ,ii- evcles in the Wavncsville area,
countv organizational meeting for1-11" ,' . ' ,r
; . 7 . u.. t!, id. 99 hike ownnrs came
the Christian Rural Overseas Pro
gram (Crop i at 4 P. M. Monday at
the Clyde High School.
Moves To Clyde
Clyde's newest residents are Mr.
and Mrs. Ludwigs StumDurs aim.
their 10-year-old daughter. Zena. ,
The Slumburs. natives of Latvia, j
arrived at Clyde recently through
' the sponsorship of the Clyde uapi
i ist Church after they had spent the
last five vears in a Displaced Per
i sons Camp in Esslingen. Germany.
I Zena shortly afler she arrived
i wilh her parents, started attending
i clvrie School.
! The Rev D. D. Gross, pastor of
..... r-u,A.. nantist Church, reports
that the Stumburs are making rapid
progress in adjusting themselves
lo their new life. .
Mr. Slumburs is an electrician.
In Good Condition!
The Haywood County Hospiital
reported late this morning that
Sheriff R. V. Welch's condition re
An attendant said the sheriff
spent a "much belter night last
night'' and was continuing to im
prove. j He was admitted September 21
after suffering a stroke.
Read Four Pages
Of Sports Today
! Readers will find four pages
! of sports in today's edition of
i The Mountaineer. Two full pages
! pre devoted to pictures, reflect
ing the top features of the sports
world now the 1949 World Se
ries and football.
. EXPECTED HOME FRIDAY
Harry M. Rung is expected home
from an Asheville hospital on Fri
day. He has been in the hospital
about 10 days.
He said 22 bike ownnrs came to
the police station after school on
the first day of lhe drive to have
rL r- n ,.,.! r ' ThCir Hllt'S. iMIU me uiaivco m
the Clyde Baptist Church and dis-! serial n",n,bL'S "f thC'r VehlC'eS
trict supervisor for CROP in Hay- registered.
wood, Jackson, Macon, Graham. Strips of luminous (ape are ap
, Clay, and Cherokee counties, will, plied lo the handle bars, front rod
submit the plans. i and rear fender of the bicycle to
Mr. Gross also will give specifie ' enable motorists lo $ee them on
information on the progress and j lhe roads al night.
aims of CROP in North Carolina. I
There also wdll be an explanation 15 -sl.-- Vx! 1
,.f ll, iihins for ,llBriin th nnm. I OUUUlUyWllC
modifies being sought, and the
,,-w.t l-wirl mm) iicoc in inalfincj thp
'''Sla new crop Miles First Year
film, will be shown, giving in a i .
, , , ,, . i Haywood Countv s bookmobile
graphic form a picture of the needs
, ,l u 'did p en v of travelling in the
of people overseas as they are be- " "
. . firs vear it operated.
mg me. oy Litur gius. ,, Marnar. ,u.
Noteld NfcWsmcn '
Will Spend Few
Days At Ranch
An even dozen Honorary Tar
Heels, the N. C. Advertising Divi
sion's unique organization ot
"working friends of the state" from
outside the borders, will bear hunt,
beef shoot and bass fish at Cata
loochee Ranch October 12 through
18, recent acceptances of Invitations
from Tom Alexander, operator of
the ranch, show.
The list includes Ray Camp, New
York Times. Hamilton Cochran,
j Don Tracy, OUie Adkins. Saturday
Evening Post; Alfred Delardi. tree
lancer; Bob Garland, Eastman Ko
dak; J. Stewart-Gordon, freelan
cer; Ray Trullinger, New York
World-Telegram: Larry Williams,
freelancer (on assignment for pic
ture stories on the beef shoot and
Alexander daughter); Joe Costa,
King Features; Dave Roberts, Cin
cinnati Enquirer; Allen Smith,
I Travels 6,809
MISS COBB HERE
slon reported today fhat the book
mobile, operated bv Robert Rus-
Miss Beatrice Cobb, publisher of .sell, distributed 24,195 volumes in
travelling o.Hiiii nines netween us
DO stops throughout the county
during the year ending October t.
Moreanton was the overnight
guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. Curtis
Huss on Tuesday.
Pr 6 Partlv
N mild today
?y the staff of
Appreciates Bond Vote
. nw who eave their time and
Lee Davis, adm.n.s rat. o, -' ,, compensa. on in the
Haywood County Hosp al ex (he electlo ,
pressed pleasure and grat.tud, on ma i fu, can,paign to help
behalf Of the Institution aHM
learning that the proposed $210 " t , wno art,ng n
hospital bond issue had "e n .J ; - fab ag good citiZens in
proved by a majority "i ,hey bei,eved to be tne oesi
last Saturday. l tr, i,1iprests'of the community, voted
In a prepared statement proposed issue, we
. . dl-io"- offnrt tn
Committees Named By
Haywood County YDC
Miss Truman Makes Big
Hit With News Reporters
R. Moseman Gets
New Dog - Lois
Lois is the name of the brown
Chesapeake Bay Retriever seeing
eye dog just acquired by Roy Mose
man from Morristown. N. J.
Roy and his new dog arrived
home several weeks ago. but Roy
has heen confined to his room be
cause of a pulled ligament in his
right knee. Earlier this summer he
went to get a dog to reDlace Sallte.
who died some months ago. Short
ly after starting training, Roy suf
fered a pulled ligament in his left
knee. Then after that healed he
went back, and this time suffered
the same ailment in the other knee.
This injury is common, it was ex
plained as the dogs pull so hard
during the training period.
today, Mr. Davis said: ,omise to exert
'The members of me "rf" f.l demonstrate that
promise ; .,. wm
(i.i,i,i inai i if -ic i u i - j
County Hospital staff wish tn ot- m invested,
fer their heartfelt gratitude to Hay- haw r, thgt the
. j r-n..nu rllirens for this ex- ,,ni citizens have giv-
... j enn- Haywooa . .. - .
a"" '"r .. . rtnnitv to Bive .n--i"
en us inisuFK"-------- . )his
noDinn nt nn fi Henri? ill
i tu institution. V1 -r ,nfitiilion that this
wvi i v . ii,n i no Niiifc
We give sincere - ; p
. i-.t.- .nnmod mis u".f- -
people Wno bhi"- , i sprvPS
issue at the polls last Saturday rnd
w Havnes of Clyde, new-
president of the Haywood County
Young Democratic Club, this week
announced the appointments of 14
members to the county executive
"ommit.ee and the establishment
of other groups for the organiza-
"Mr Havnes. who is mayor of
Clvde made these committee ap
pointments, with the members of
he executive committee represent
I ing specific townships and sections
of the county:
Executive Mrs. William mea
ford of Waynesville, Waynesville
township; Bill Franklin of Canton,
Beaverdam township; Roy McKin
rdsh of Clyde Clvde towrship;
I Hugh K. Terrell of Canton. Pigeon
township; Paul Grogan of Crtiso,
East Fork; Ned Moody of Canton.
Route 3. Cecil township;
Raymond Caldwell of Waynes
ville, Route 2, Iron Duff: Wallace
Hill of Clyde. Route 1. Crabtree;
Glenn McCracken of Clyde, Route
1. Fines Creek; Jule Boyd,
Wavnesville. Route 2. Jonathan
Creek; Fred Campbell of Hazel-
wood, Ivy Hill: Howe Ledlorrt,
Cove Creek, Route 1, White Oak;
Mack Caldwell. Jr.. of Mt. Ster-1
ling, Mt. Sterling; and Mark Hanna
of Cataloochee star route, Cataloo
chee; Membership Hugh Leather
(See Democrats Pag'e ?.)
By W. CURTIS RUSS j
The camera does not do justice '
lo Miss Margaret Truman. '
Neither can the printed word j
give an accurate appraisal of her ,
charm, and sincerity.
Miss Truman met a group of I
Western North Carolina newspaper
people in her private living room
at High Hampton Inn Monday aft
ernoon, and In, a few minutes, the
entire group appeared as if were
a homecoming for a group of col
lege students. She created just
that kind of warm atmosphere
nf Snot hern hosnitalitv as she
talked with members of the press.
The word talk is nearer correct,
than to say press conference. She
shot questions to the reporters, as
she answered those asked of her.
Miss Truman and her party ?r-
rived at High Hampton by auto
mobile about two o'clock, from
Greenville, where she had arrived
several hours earlier, after an all
night trip from Washington.
Rather than keen the reporters
waiting, she invited them in to see
her even before she had lunch.
The pholorraphers had a holi
day, snapping pictures right and
left, and when she felt enough had
been made, politely inquired:
"Dori't you think that wjll be
After the photographers had
cleared away. Miss Truman asked
"Is everyone comfortable here is
a seat,, and there is one," pointing
to a seat on the sofa beside her.
It was quickly occupied.
The first question put to her,
.was did she think being the daugh
'See Miss Truman Page 2
Killed .... 6
Injured ... 33
(This Information com
piled from . Records ot
SUU Highway Patrol).