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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
j TODAY'S SMILE
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man?" asked the kind old
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UAYEfiTlidrh "rPAis-jed Press and UniteTFrsW OCBER 13' 1949 Adcjlaywood and Jackson , Counties
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Lycle rider on
Lly, wearing a
Ratcliffe Cove yesterday was
formally declared winner of the
Clyde Lion's Club s $50 cash prize
for turning out the largest percent
age of its citizens to vote in the
hospital bond election.
County Elections Board Chair
man Jerry Rogers certified that 90
per cent of the community's regis
tration cast ballots in the October
One hundred and 41 Ralclilie
Cove people came to the polls.
The Rev. W. T. Medlin, secretary
of the Clyde Club, will present
the prize in behalf of his organ
ization to the Ratcliffe Cove Com
munity Development I' r o g r a m
oroanization at the R'tdiffe Cove
Community building. d r o v e r
Haynes is president of the club.
The meeting is scheduled to open
at 8 p.m. with R. C. Francis, Hat
cliffe Cove community chairman,
The award was offered to the
Community Development organiza
tion which had the greatest per
centage of its total registration
Mr. Rogers said Francis Cove
and South Clyde were the run
nersup in the contest.
Haywood Plant Major Producer Of Power
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County's Share Of State tunds
Recommended For Twelve Schools
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WNCAC Proposes New
Lab For Test Farm Here
This is the Walters Dam, backing u water in the 20.250-acre lake, which is formed by waters of Pi
geon river in the lower end of Havwood county. The water goes through a 14-foot tunnel lor 6.3 miles
to the power plant. Picture of the power plant on page live. The project is owned by Carolina Power
,on cumin ission
ding of basket-
hd other gen-
Imine the best
ition is that
aid girls, wjth
make its own
blac-e lo play.
rvisnr. will on
unities in mak-
Carolina Power & Light
Company Plant In County
Major Unit In System
Children Star At
Chairman Of First
j ,1. K. Massie has been named
: chairman of the hoard of directors
of the First National BanK, suc-
n.,,1 iiw. hit.. .1 H. Bovd. Mr.
I I . .. i i iH
Massie has been vice chairman for
dlcnn C. l'almer bus been named
vice-chairman, lo fill the place
formerly held by Mr. Massie. and
A T. Ward has been named a di
rector of the bank.
Since the bank was organized in
HI02, there have been only three
i chairmen of the board, the late
Dr. .1. II. Way, the laic J. K. Boyd,
and the present chairman, Mr. Mas-sic.
munities wanting to visit oilier
communities can gel assistance in
making the arrangements by con
tacting the county agent's office.
Under the scoring system, points
for the variety program activities
will be awarded as follows: -recitation
and declamation contests, ten
each; singing and instrumental
music, five'each; one-act play, 25:
talk or address on Community De
velopment objectives, ten.
In debating and spelling activi
ties, debates should be limited to
ten minutes, with three minutes al
lowed for rebuttal, giving each side
a total of 26 minutes for its debate
team, to consist ot two persons.
The Commission suggests these
topics for debate: Resolved, thai
Haywood County should make
available necessary facilities for
having a County Fair; Resolved,
that Haywood County should no
longer support and maintain a
County Home; Resolved, that poul
try raising in Haywood County
would be more profitable than corn
as a money crop.
One team would argue in favor
of such a resolution, while its op
ponent would argue against it.
Each community will select out
of these questions, prepare one
member of the team on negative ,
arguments, and one on the affirma
tive and then make ararngemems
for a debate with some other community.
Twenty-five points will bp given
for entering a debating team or
participating in a debate. The two
communities competing shall be
responsible for furnishing then
A spelling team shall consist
of five people of any age. but teach
ers are barred from competing
Twenty five points will he given
to the community entering a spell
A checker tournament will bo
held in March. Each community is
asked to enter one man and on.
woman. There is no age limit. 'H'
tournament will be held in W-n ne,
ville and Canton.
Pm will in,-ia.. I Twentv-five points will he a - ard-
r'ions. ti,,i ed for each oerson or peron
fcnded that has-
be held in the
boys' and the
will hp played
to be held in
ping the 1949-
prticipation is a
25 articles at
N 100 points
"dged on work-
ft ribbons will
other fairs to
of their rep-
"ember of the
live the mm.
ffcd to the red
P live to the
"1 be taneht
to'ding a handi-
"1 a la It or
h the Com-
N 13 Parti,.
hrm today. Fri-
f ""staff f the
mnrp than two) cnterinB the
(See Recreation Pasc
I'rom a river which was relo
cated and piped through six miles
of solid rock conies all of Haywood
County's electric power, and yet
few people have ever seen the
unique development one of the
most important in Western North
The Wallers Dam and the Wal
ters plant of the Carolina Power
& Light Company are so difficult
of access that many of the younger
ot them. But the plant generates
more power than is sufficient to
electrify 3r0,00( residences, and
more than enough to serve every
f'-ii-ni in North Carolina.
The plant, named for Charles S
Walters, vice-president of the Car
olina Power & Light Company, and
I manager of that company's west
ern division, is located on the
Pigeon River rear the border of
the Smokies Park and can be
reached by way of Newport, Term..
over NC. Highway 284.
The dam, which lies 12 miles up
stream, furnishes water power to
,,,,, ,,!,. through a tunnel 14 feet
ie diameter and 0.3 miles long, but
i, ;)( resMble only by boats launched
n, the headquarters of the lake.
The power development grew out
of a merger in 1926 of the Ashe
villc Power & Light Company with
,the Pigeon River Power Company,
which owned water rights and lands
;usod by this electric generann
plant Three other companies -eredthe
merger, creal ing the mod
e,,, ' Carolina Power & Light Com-
,)!Tc Wallers plant, formerly
W,terville. was the first ma-
undertaking ot tne new ......
Alter three years oi cons' -...
....( ii.in onpration
Hon. tins Plan' 1 , r ,
, vm and has ecnerated as much
4nu million kilowatt hours per
'y,r a record which will be
;'-Tri.,Bl .he 20,30-acre
,,ke i, lmpni.nds. lie in a se tin?
rucccd beauty. Nearby is lofty
M,'lsl;-.HnC. a 5.835-foo, peak
,1 i,v ,i tnree-mue m
n liO-fool steel lookout tower
' . . i ii. u-ilrfer-
,-i wide vo w ... -
r ... riroal smokv
iea ol tot . i .
Monoi'nins National Park. The large
, eh-tvpe dam. 180 feet high and
R7(1 ,eet wide, stands in majestic
,Scr Walters Dam Pa' 51
The youngsters look the spot
light Tupsday night at the nicot
ine of the Canton Lions Club.
-AfcWant County Agent Turner
Cathcy--worked up a program that
featured the singing, musical, and
declamation performances of !4
sons and daughters of the members
of the Club.
Starring in the show wen- Solo
ist Ashley Neal, nine-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Neal; Km
ily Stone, nine-year-old piano solo
ist, who is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Stone; Anne Cathcy,
9. and Ashley Cathcy. 5, who sang
a duel. Mr. and Mrs. Turner Cath-J
Ronnie Matthews, piano soloist.
11 -year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Matthews; Anne dates,;
12 and Marv Cris dales, soloists,;
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
dates; Mary Reeves Hampton. 10,
piano soloist, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Hampton
Nine-year-old Jackie Sue Wil
liams, whose tap-dancing brought
long applause from the audience,
daughter c.r Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Williams: Sam and Kermit Duck
,ctt. who played the piano as a
I duet, sons of Dr. and Mrs. V. II
Duckett; Charles Duckett, another
son of Hie physician and his wife,
played a clarinet solo; Anita
Brooks, daughter of Maurice T.
Brooks, the president of the club,
and Mrs. Brooks She made a short
speech on Monism.
done C.oodson. son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lon doodson, entertained the
audience also with his playing of
several old favorites on the piano.
Ashby Cathcy gave the blessing.
The Honorary Tar Heels and
adopted sons both started arriv
ing at Catloochee Ranch this
morning for tonight's informal din
ner that will open the annual get
Already at the Ranch on Kie Top
arc Hill Sharpe. who got the idea
of organizing North Carolina's
friends outside the stale when he
was Tar Heel advertising director;
Aycock Brown, the native Tar
Heel free lance writer who's been
covering North Carolina's water
front for years; Joe Massolelli,
New York restaurateur; Ray Trul
linger, staff writer of The New
V.u-k World-Telecram; and Paul
ii:,iini,n of The Washington. DC
Ranch Owner Tom Alexander
said an even dozen Honorary Tar
Heels had made reservations for
Hie week-long series of bear hunts,
fishing, and bog-rille shoots.
Most of the members and many
native North Carolinians, includ
ing former Governor Gregg Cherry,
are expected to arrive later this
The dinner is scheduled to start
at about 7 p.m.
More than 1 0(1 marksmen from
at least three states will compete
all day tomorrow for the prizes
in the muzzle-loading ride shoot.
On Saturday and Monday, some of
Haywood County's finest hunters
will take their dogs out with the
Honorary Tar Heels to track down
Sunday will be a day of fishing
at Kontana Lake Arrangements are
being handled by Dr. Kelly Bennett
of Brysnn City, a Western North
Carolina civic leader and promi
At tonight's dinner, the Honor
ary Tar Heels will receive gifJs
from North Carolina mamifac lorrr,;
and businessmen in appreciation
(Sec Tar llccls Pace 5)
Units To Meet
A joint meeting of the Canton
and Waynesville chapters of the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis will be held next Wed
nesday, October 19th, at the Town
House in Waynesville.
Following a "dutch treat" lunch
eon at 1 o clocK, me ousiness ses
sion will be devoted to the annual
election of officers for the two
chapters and to the formulation of
plans for the next March of Dimes
Dave Hyatt of Waynesville and
W. H. Huger of Canton are chair
men of the two chapters at present.
This will be a county-wide meet
ing, and anyone interested in the
humane work being accomplished
by the Foundation is invited to attend.
R. H. Shelton
Dies Suddenly At
Home In Roxboro
R. Hem gar Shelton died sudden
ly at his home In Roxboro this
Henegar, a native of Waynes
ville. was the son of the late Rev.
R. B. Shelton and Rachel Owens
Shelton. He has resided in Rox
boro for a number Of years and
has been engaged in the furniture
Among the survivors are a sis
ter, Mrs. C. M. Ream of Asheville;
an uncle; C. V. Owen, of Waynes
ville and a first cousin. O. H. Shel
ton of Waynesville.
Funeral services wilt be held at
900 Crowd School To See
Lions Club Minstrel
Starts In Today's Issue,
Sponsored By Local People
John Boyd Named
On Building Loan
Board of Directors
John Boyd has been named a
director of the Haywood Home
Building and Loan Association, to
fill the vacancy caused by the death
.f his falhpr thp late J. R. Bovd.
fi. .... t. .... ,4 ,.,.. .. nhartor ' h(
I lie IHie 1VU. DU.ru aa a ...anu
member of the organization, and
held the office of secretary-treasurer
for many years.
A portable soil and plant test
ing unit and a poultry research
Ijboratory for the Mountain Test
s-.j,.... iwr.. were proposed last Mon
day at the quarterly meeting of j
the Western North Carolina Asso- j
cialed Communities at Fontana
WN'CAC. meelii'g wiUi the West
ern North Carolina Tourist Asso
ciation, said it would sponsor the
piircha'.e of the nlai'l ai'd soil unit
and the establishment of the poul-t.-v
WNCAC Secretary Charles Dong
las of Brevard -aid the laboratory
would test the birds ami give in
formation in regaid to diseases and
emergency treat menl
The laboratory, operating for
poultry men in the II WNCAC
counties, would save the raisers
the trouble of getting the inlorm.i-
tion from Raleigh
Named to a committee for the
project were Mountain Test Farm
Director Howard f'lapp. L.
I.angdoti of Asheville. Douglas. C.
K. Freed of Murphy, and W. B.
Wiggins of Itobbinsville.
The mobile I'lanl and soil latio-rnlin-v
would be the type that is
now used in communities of Geor
gia and Alabama.
The laboratory workers would
analyze plants and soils lor defici
encies and make recommendations
for their correction.
Fourteen of the 16 western com
munities WNCAC includes 1 were
represented by U delegates at 'the
meeting. .i , '
In other biMMiea. Charles K. Ray
of WayirsvifUV YhKirinup ql' the
uiait. narks commission, said that
through Rep. Monroe Redden's ef
forts, Cherokee Reservation land
had been transferred by the federal
government for right-of-way pur
poses in the construction of the
Parkway link between Soco Gap
He added I hat. through (he
Congressman's ellorls. $500,000 of
the federal budget has been tagged
for a portion o( I he Fontana-Bry-son
City highway. The portion af
fected is at Bryson City.
Mrs. Edith Alley of Waynesville.
ferret arv of Hie Western North
Carolina Tourist Association, re
ported on the organization activi
ties. Dr. W F. Bird, president of West-
cm Carolina Teacher- College, told
the group about the details and (lie
possibilities of a recreational and
scenic survey of the area covered
by WNCAC. He is chairman of the
organization's recreation and scenic
Joe Jennings, Cherokee Reserva
tion superintendent, and other ot
(icials report! d a shortage of funds
for liiianeing the Cherokee pageant,
scheduled to be staged next July
for the lir-.t tune.
WNCAC President Percy Fere
bee of Andrews and Mrs. Lucille
Boyden look part in the report.
Thev attributed the shortage to
Hit. failure of a number of com
munities to nay their pledges.
Before adjourning, the members
decided lo hold their next meeting
ill Waynesville on January 2.
Board Decides on
Appropriation of Funds
The Havwood County Board of
Kducation this week recommended
.. total share ot
that ine couo.j - -state
school monev be used to im
prove the schools in the Waynes
ville and Bethel districts.
The request for this use of the
$346 583.10 share of the state
i school bonds anil tunris was
j Monday after the County board ap
i proved a survey report at a meet
ing that morning in County Schoo s
Superintendent Jack Messer's of
The recommendation was nvme,
Mr Messer explained, on the ''Hid
ings that the 12 schools in the-J
I wo districts needed such improve
ments worse than anv other school;
in the countv.
A State Board of Education in
vestigation now must be marie to
determine whether the conn:,
board was correct In its decision
as lo where the greatest needs
If the stale agency's investiga
tion supports the coumy uimiu
findings, the money will be ustn 'o
construct new buildings for East
Waynesville Elementary. Central
Elementary. Hazelwood Ele
mentary. Saunook, Aliens Creek.
Lake .iuualuska. Rock Hit!, and
Maggie, in the Waynesville district;
and Bethel, Cecil. Spring Hill, and
Cruso in the Bethel district, 'the
board recommended $170,000 bj
applied to the Waynesville district
schools and $170,583.10 to those
in the Bethel district.
Mr. Mcsser reiterated, however,
that the final decision as to how
the county's share of school fund.;
will be spent is up to the State
Admitting that the state money
will be a help in whipping the
county's school buildings in shape,
he declared that it would take a
tojal Of one and a halt numon
doHars to repair adequately all the
The county survey was made last
Monday to supply information that
the state agency bad requested
about the physical conditions ol all
the county schools.
The report gives the average
daily attendance for each of the
schools, physical facts in reference
to the number of teachers, condi
tion of the buildings, and other
matters, maps, and complete statistics.
Mr. Mcsser said he did not know
exactly when the state would make
its own survey.
During the meeting, a commit
tee of the Aliens Creek Community
Development Program, headed by
Hip Rev. C. L. Allen, community
chairman, told the board member;
of the needs of the Aliens Creek
The board promised the lr lega
tion its full cooperation when the
money was available to remedy the
conditions as far as finances would
North Carolinas' voters by an
overwhelming majority approved
the proposed $25,000,000 state
school bonds issue in the election
held June 4.
Haywood County voted 5.401 to
367 for 'lie issue.
The state road bond issue was
carried on the same ballot.
Kotarians To Honor
Dr. McCracken Friday
A special memorial service to the
latw Dr. .1 H. McCracken will con
stitute the program for Rotary
Friday. The late physician
was a charter member of the club.
James Gwyn will have charge of
Parade To Close Fire
Prevention Week Here
An overflow audience that
jammed the Waynesville Township
High School Auditorium Tuesda
nioht rniro with near v com on.
ii'iii. w.m u -
nn lanehter as the member
the Waynesville Lions Club pre
sented their 1949 Minstrel.
. .- Don crats vas
fcvery one or iue
filled and 100 more persons
rxt week, the sn" s
...I for the sake of the !!;--
a ro.mtv 4-H Camp at
Mountain Test Farm.
Sponsored by the purity 4-H
(ll!s ,n cooperation w-th the Con -m.in.tv
Development Program r-
m.ahoos of -lie ''.""""-
the minstrels win
n.n..i chonl at h
at liCMiri .....
at 8 P-ni.
i Go To Church
national scale, by
laymen in all wants
I run. Monday.
also will give a
date to be set
Itlttl umy BmnuinB ,-w.n. i-l
proved to be one of the ,' ' . x nooi ; .
ular and hilarious snows v,. y 27)
I w.o.l Tl.i.r-U ;iv ilKiooti
Uons have ever pi"-- Minui-el
. . .:..i,il, hv The Minsuei
One man, bombaraea . - flirm.nce
the gags of radio comccua s. .he Clvde Lions Club.
served with surprise after the cm-ifor he Clde Waynesvill Club
tain dropped: .eDscnt. said today the perform-
"Why, most of those jokes tv , I'cslfScr 1instrels-Page 5)
new. It's very refreshing.'
In The Mountaineer today a
group of local citizens and business
and professional firms have joined
thc 'with this newspaper in a coopera-
i . i n.i..oriiLino urn-
. in ciinnnl'l f)f H
...,. n.rnt that is being publicly
This feature will be followed by
one each Thursday, each with a spe
cial appeal and message. The idea
has the full cooperation of the Hay
wood Ministerial Association.
With this feature each Thursday
The Mountaineer joins with several
hundred newspapers in more than
30 states and Canada in a move-j
ment to encourage more regular (
attendance at church and Sunday
School, and to support church of
all denominations. The campaign is
being prepared by E. E. Keister of
Among the firms participating in
the campaign includ'-, Waynesville
Auto Parts. Waynesville Coal Com
pany. Waynesville Florist and Car
den Shop. Waynesville Laundry.
Waynesville Lumber Company,
Waynesville Radio Service. Auto
Parts and Equipment. Belk-Iludson
Company. Bryson and Miller Motor
Sales, Burgin's, Burgin's Depart
ment Store. Cagle Furniture Com
pany. Canton Motor Company, Car
olina Insurance Reality.
Central Cleaners, Charlie's Place,
(See Go To Church Page S)
Students and teachers of eight
schools were taken by surprise
when the fire engine suddenly
turned up yesterday morning on
But they responded quickly
enough to clear the buildings in
The surprise visit was a feature
of Fire Prevention Week being
sponsored by the Waynesville Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce.
Fire Chief Clem Fitzgerald,
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer, Waynesville District
School Superintendent M. H.
Bowles, Jaycee President Lester
Burgin, and Bob Korte, Fire Pre
vention campaign chairman, made
up the inspection party.
Of the eieht schools. H.izerwood
Elementary showed the best time.
II took only 55 seconds for the 750
children to clear the building un
der the direction of Principal
At Bethel. Hie last of the 950
students left the building only one
minute and 45 seconds after the
The drills at Aliens Creek.
Waynesville junior and senior high
schools. F-.asl Waynesville, Central
i .Elementary, St. John's and the
Negro school also showed gooa
However, the inspectors pointed
out, some of the groups made mis
takes against good safety practice.
(See Fire Prevention Page 5)
Right Of Way
president Truman last Monday
signed a hill granting the Blue
Kidge Parkway a right-of-way
through the Cherokee Re.-ervahoo.
Under the bill, about 8" acres
of land in Swain County trm
ferred in exchange for 86 acres
of Reservation land at the edge
of the National Park.
Injured ... 33
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).