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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twicc-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. 86 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N.C.. MONDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 17, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Las heaven for
It week.
reeled off on
Ironi between
In and hunaay.
Haywood teams
Anton's Black
b Asheville to
il, 14-6, on Sat-
afternoon, the
School Jayvecs
hool, 20-0, at
'anton Jayvees
M, in Bethel's
The battle was
lit, the Champi-
.lunlorp defeat-
t Braves. 7-0, at
h Friday after-
tunualuska Boy
lielwood Scouts,
In Friday night,
Inville, 28-20.
pe over in Can-
s High School
rolled over a
lenoir, 20-0.
week wound up
Union, where
Catamounts de-
na. 19-6.
ood Game
jtalf at such a
MVP thp statU-
In thn tirct
N the referee
p and the um-
a pass to Bob
They Plan Strict Law Enforcement
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Leaders of North Carolina law enrorceuient oiTlcers meet with
Gov. Scott in his office at Raleigh and discuss more rigid enforce
ment of liquor laws in the state. The governor is seated at right.
Sitting at left is SherilT l'aul Garrison of Wayne county, president
of the North Carolina Sheriffs Association. Standing, left to right,
George Andrews, chief of North Carolina ABC Board Enforcement
Officers, and Police Chief Eric Hall of Asheville. president of the
North Carolina Police Executives Association. The officials came
to Raleigh to attend a meeting of law enforcement officers in (In
state capitol. Gov. Scot I addressed the meeting. iAP Photol.
Hew Water Line Laid
To Aliens Creek Road
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F Neil Rhymer
piea by Waynes-
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ter the game
'wo men hit
Child Dies
After Truck
Funeral services were held Sat
urday afternoon for two-year-old
Robert Moody Sale of Waynesville.
fatally injured when he was hit
Thursday by his uncle's truck.
The Kev. Thomas W. Rolen
conducted the services at the home
Senlelle Moody.
I .ho hv'D Prandoarents. oil hoc"
iRoad. Intercent was in Green Hill
I Cemetery.
Officers quoted Ned mooo. m
child's uncle, as saying he was mov
ing the truck out ot tne a. m w..,
at his Soco Road home when the
boy ran in front of the vehicle and
was struck.
The child died in an Asheville
hospital a few hours after the acci
dent. ,
The boy was visiting Mr. and
Toir-c ivrnr.Hu whilp his mother. Mrs
t'UP. "
Archie M. Sale, was in Woodslon.
N. J., to attend funeral services for
a relative.
In addition to his parents anrt
grandparents, a sister, Nancy Ann,
survices. .
-. .1 T?,,.,oral Home Ol
Waynesville directed the funeral
The pall bearers were Ronei r
Ferguson. Wilson Fisher. Stewart
Alexander, and Fred Henry.
Wavnesville water will start flow
ing lo families in the town's new
Aliens Creek area within the next
I wo weeks.
Town Manager G. C Ferguson
said last weekend that most of the
apuroima'lv ?( rnijie
the new main will U conectpd Into
the town's newest water system
within that period.
The job of installing the new
2 fidO-foot main extending from the
Cminlry Club to the Aliens Creek
Road intersection was finished
hn;i Wednesday.
Part of the line is the first town
system to enter the section since
Aliens Creek citizens voted to be
come part of Waynesville last sum
waviwville water will start flow
ing lo the homes and eight business
,,hu.e. nn the new system when the
work of tracing out those now
Hmi Hazclwnnd water and con
nectina thcni into the new main is
completed. Mr. Ferguson said.
The labor and materials neces
f.,r Hie installation of the six
'., pipe will cost the town up to
Vote Award
By Lions
By Mrs. Alfrie Ratcllffe
Mountaineer Correspondent
The Ratcliffe Cove community
last Thursday nibt was formally
presented the Clyde Lions Club's
$50 cash award in recognition foi
its residents' demonstration of good
citizenship in the Hospital bond
election October 1.
R. C. Francis. Ratcliffe Cove
community chairman, received the
award on behalf of his community
It was presented by the Rev. W. T.
Medlin, secretary of the Clyde
Witnessing the ceremonies were
Grover C. llaynes. president of the
Clyde club, and Boone Caglo. an
other representative of the group
and approximately 7" re-.irt-nls of
Ratcliffe Cove who attended nu
meeting in the Community Build
In presenting the award, Mr
Medlin praised the Haywood Conn,
tv Community Development Pro
gram, expressing his own 100 per
cent support.
Mr I'Vmiris thankine the I, ions
Club on behalf of his coinmunit)
told Mr. Medlin that the "only way
another community would get the
$.r0 0 Community Development
prize at the end of the year would
be by doing a lot more than wa re
going to do."
The grand prize will be awarded
to the community which has shawn
the greatest improvements since
the Community Development I ro-
gram was launched last winter.
nn,' hundred and 41 Ratcliffe
Cove citizens voted in the hospital
bond election.
Last week, County Elect ions
Chairman Jerry Rogers certified
that the community had shown a
vote of 90 per cent of its total re
gistration, thus wining the $50
Assistant County Agent lurnec
Cathey, supervisor of the Commun
ity Development Program, con
gratulated the community residents
for their fine showing, then out
lined the fall and winter recreation
program which will be held
for all the communities.
C. C. Francis explained the
t arm Bureau membership cam-
. i i
paign now underway anu uikcu
the residents lo work lor the
prizes being offered lo the com
munities enrolling the largest
number of new members.
Before adjourning, the commun
ity officers announced that the
next regular meeting would be held
at 7:30 p.m. November 10 at the
Community Building.
D.A.R. Pilgrim
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Chilling Rains Bring
Sharp Demand For Fuel
From Empty Coal Yards
Miss Kalhryn Ann Hyatt,
daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
Hyatt, has been chosen to rep
resent the Way nesville High
School and the local chapter ol
the Daughters of the American
Revolution in the annual Good
Citizenship Pilgi image Contest.
Kathryn Hyatt
Is Chosen For
D.A.R. Contest
Miss Kalhryn Ann Hyatt, daugh- j
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Hyatt.
and member of the senior class of ;
Waynesville High School, has been '
selected to represent the Dorcas :
Bell Love Chapter of the Daugh-1
lers of the American Revolution I
in the annual Good Citizenship
Pilgrimage Contest, sponsored by 1
the Stale Society of Hie D.A.R. j
She was chosen by the faculty and I
students of the high school. 1
The selection of a pilgrim is
based on scholarship, leadership,
character, and contribution lo com
munity service.
As local winner Miss Hyatt will
compile a scrapbook of her ac
tivities during her high school
years and the book will be judged
with those of contestants repre
senting all D.A.R. qbap'ters In (he
state. The stale winner will be
awarded a $100 bond.
Miss Hyatt, who has marked tal
ent in music, has been an outstand
ing scholar and has taken an ac
tive part in numerous school
groups. She has held class offices
and is a member of Hie Tally-Ilo
Club, the 4-11 Club and the F.H.A.
Club. For the past two years sne
has been oboist in the Concert
Band and during her first two years
(Sec Miss Hyatt Page 5)
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ptember 9. Mr.
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f Waynesville.
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Min. Rainfall
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County CROP
To Be Set Up
A countv organizational meeting
of the Christian Rural Overseas
Program will onen at the ( !yde
High School at 7:30 P. M. today.
The Rev. D. D. Gross, pastor of
the Clyde Baptist Church, and dis
trict supervisor of the Program,
said in his announcement that plans
,i u o thr, meeting for
getting the county's share m w
Carolina's Friendship Food Ii.mii
ready for shipment.
He said officials inrous,uii, .
nation are planning to have each nt
the states' trains ready to start roil
ing by Thanksgiving.
T . 1, avnlalllPO. fur " "
, rnmnleted until al'r-"jt
Christmas, and contributions were
lower than they had been am. ipa -ed
because of the seasonal Christ
mas rush. . ,, .
Mr. Gross's district includes im
wnnrf Macon Graham. Clay. Jack
son, and Cherokee counties.
He will outline tne oDje."" -rrD
i wi-th Carolina explain-
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the plans for collection, what com
modities are wanted, a"u "
methods are used to distribute the
food overseas.
The meeting originally was
scheduled lor last Monday after
noon, but was postponed until o
nlght, Mr. Gross explained, because
the .earlier hour proved inconveni
ent to most people who wanted to
Ratcliffe Cove
Amateur Event
Set For Tuesday
n amateur Night, staged by the
K,l(.iffe Cove Community Devel
lenl Program organization, will
i... i,. i,i :ii 7 ,'iO P M. tomorrow at
the Kat Waynesville School audit-
Mr Mark Galloway, who is
i,;.P,line the arrangements for the
Itvppt sflld today all performers
I throughout Hie county are invited
I (n participate. .
l,eady. East w a y n e . . r
Srhool'i. finest talent has entered.
Among them are tlttn graueis.
To.pmie Massie. Martha Howell.
,V(.,3 Ane Turner. Anna Jean
j h,r Mike Leatherwood. Mac
H.tcl.ffe. Gail Woodard. Charles
McElrov. Paula Mooneyham, Salin
(See Katliffe Cove Page 5)
McPherson Heads
VHCC As Changes
Made At Station
A pew corporation. WHCC, In
corporated, has taken over the fa
cilities, and operation of radio sta
tion WHCC here. Holt McPherson
president of the organization and
announced this morning hat no
changes in personnel is "
The station only recently
1 3lTi!iiated with the Mutual Broad
I casting Company, and carries the
I network programs.
I ,,r-r ,nt on the air about two
years ago. M
Those affiltaten win. "...
Phcrson hi the new firm are Mrs.
Btn Phillips. Harry "Blue' Robin
son and Frank Wilbur
Mr McPherson said that nis
nlans called for a steady improve-
!::; 3 .he prog - .
plete radio service to the are
which the station serves.
Drys Win In Three
Counties In State
By The Associated Press
Three North Carolina counties -
Clay and Jackson in the West and
Lee in the East- Saturday voted
against the legal sale of beer and
wine. Drys thus raised their vic
tory total to 34 without a defeat.
Unofficial returns included:
Jackson CountyHi of 20 pre-:
cincts, 2.337 against, 122 for, a mar-:
gin of better than 20 to 1 against.
the beverages.
Clay All seven precincts. l.J.i4
against, 144 for. a margin of 8 tol. ;
Lee 13 of 14 precincts, heel : j
1,902 against, 1 XvVA for; wine: 2.098 j
against, tor. r.iecuou (m .-.
said the unreported precinct is
(See Irvs Win Page 51
returns to her home in the West
to find the house haloed by mem
ory a shambles; the Langtry
name anathema: her life in
jeopardy. But with the help of...
Yards Bare as Coal
Strike Enters into
Fifth Week;
Many Bins Empty
The chilling rains of Sunday and
today put the pinch on dwindling
coal piles in this community.
Many a furnace had to be started
nver the weekend, as housewives
and businessmen looked longingly
at the small amount of coal on
hand, and knew there was none in
the local yards.
A cheek of the majority of yards
in the community this morning
showed most of them bare.
"The cold rain of Sunday and
this morning has really brought in
the calls for coal." one dealer
said. "We are just as sorry as the
customers that we don't have any
thing to sell, but it is just one
of those things. When we don't
have it to sell, we are not making
expenses, much less any bread and
butler "
Verv little coal has been re
ceived here since the strike started
five weeks ago. What has been re
ceived was en route when the
mines closed. One retailer here
said that one car of coal from a
non-union mine had been received,
but nucKlioned if any further ship
ments would be received, stating,
"There is a fight being waged by so
many dealers to get what coal the
non-union mines are producing it
is soon gobbled up."
The same survey revealed that
many coal bins in this area are l-
ninul uithnilt ITiRf V'
One dealer pointed ut that Jtl
yard tried lo get customers to
slock up In June and July, but most
neonle were hesitant, and conse
quently, the yard had to cancel
many a car then on order. Busi
ness began to pick up in August
and September, and then came tne
Another dealer said that the
public did not seem to realize that
the mines only worked five days
in September, and since June had
been working only three days a
week. The dealer said, "Knowing
these facts, it is easy to realize
that there are just not any stock
piles of coal at the mines."
Another dealer had a limited
amount of stoker coal on hand,
but most of it was back orders for
The sentiment expressed by most
dealers was that the public up un
til now has not fully realized the
;lriie situation. The continued
: warm weather had not made them
j "coal conscious" and hence many
had failed lo get their bins filled.
One businessman who converted
: his heating system to oil, com
mented: "Every fall I worried
I about not getting enough coal, so
i this summer I went over to oil,
I and have been wanting some cold
i weather to try out the system. I
turned it on Sunday, and so tar.
I'm glad I won't need any coal."
U.N.C. Celebrates 156th Birthday
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Here's a view of the ceremony commemorating the 156th an
niversary of the laying of the corner stone for Old East dormitory,
oldest building at hie University of North Carolina. At left on
platform are three members of the Carolina Playmakers who re
enacted the corner stone laying by Gen. William R. Davie, one of
the founders of the university. Next to them is a reproduction of
the corner stone. On the right are Chancellor Robert H. House
who was president. Frank Groseclose, graduate student in dra
matic arts who served as narrator, and William Mackie, president
of Ihe student body. AP Photo.)
Goler Green Wins Grand
Prize In Hog Rifle Shoot
t ! IJ UaiT-l
mystery writer, artist, cartoonist
and chief aide, she cleans up the
house, clears her father's name,
discover), the murderer of Bt
Chips and finds love and happi
ness. Read . . .
Heart of Happiness
Starting Thursday in this paper.
Rotarians Pay
Tribute To Late
Dr. J. R. McCrackcn
Rotarians paid special tribute
Friday to one of their charter
members, and a past president Dr.
J. Rufus McCrackcn.
Dr. N. M. Merlford told of Dr.
McCracken as a Rotarian. while
Dr. Tom Stringfield. also a charter
member of the club, along with Dr.
Medfotd, told of being associated
with Dr. McCracken in the medical
profession for well over a quarter
of a century.
L. K. Barber, senior warden of
the Grace Episcopal church, talked
of Dr. McCracken a? a churchman,
and W. H. F. Millar told of the late
physician's work on the Masonic
The meeting concluded with the
members standing in silent tribute
to their former president.
Masons To Hold
Quarterly Banquet
The 41st Masonic District Past
Masters Club will hold its quarter
ly banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday at
the Clyde High School cafeteria.
All past masters are Invited to
The district includes the Waynes
ville, Clyde, Pigeon River (Canton),
and ' Sonoma (Bethel) Masonic
Mrs. Evans And
Mrs. Richeson Go
To Pennsylvania
Mrs. W. B. Evans and her daugh
ter, Mrs. L. M. Richeson, left Sun
day afternoon for Pennsylvania aft
er having received notice of two
deaths in their family.
Mrs. Evans' sister-in-law, Mrs.
Frank Evans, died Friday in Phil
adelphia as a result of injuries
sustained in an automobile acci
dent. D. M Howell, brother of Mrs.
Evans, died at his home in Pitts
burgh Saturday night.
Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Richeson
have gone to attend the funeral
Connatser Wins
Top Honors In
Firm's Contest
District Manager S- E. Connat
ser of Waynesville has taken top
honors again in the Jefferson
Standard Life Insurance Company's
contest, which ran from August
29 to October 8.
Mr. Connatser won first place
for new production and the number
of applications written in the Ashe
ville district, and second place in
the total of paid business.
The Asheville district covers
territory from Shelby to Murphy
and has a total of 43 representa
Holpr Green. 40-vear-old Hay
wood County sharpshooter, won
the grand prize Saturday over a
field of more than 100 competitors
in the annual muzzle-loading rifle
shoot on Cat,;1 lochee Ranch.
Green, who lives near the ranch,
received the $50 cash prize offered
by the Honorary Tar Heels to the
best shot in the Meld, as well as a
hindquarler of Ranch Owner Tom
Alexander's steer as bis prize for
winning in his age class, of 40 lo
59 years.
The shoot, which started at 10
a.m.. was a feature of the annual
get-together of the Honorary Tar
Heels, those from outside of the
state who have done outstanding
jobs of boosting North Carolina
When Judges Jonathan Woody,
Jerry Rogers, and Pless Boyd of
Maggie, inspected Green's target,
they found they could easily cover
his three shots with a quarter.
Ray Trullinger. rod and gun edi
tor of (lie New York World-Tele
gram, who finished second in the
age-group competition behind
Green, presented the cash award
in behalf of the Honorary Tar
Daniel Boone Arrington of Al
iens Creek, a 73-year-old marks
man, took first prize in the class for
shooters 60 vears old and older
the other hindquarter of the steer.
His son, 29-year-old Frank Ar
rington of Balsam, brought another
Dtize into the family when he won
the shoot for those from 20 to 39
years of age and was awarded the
steer's forequarter for his prize.
Ross Caldwell, 16-year-old Mag
(See Hoe Rifle Page 5)
Conditions On
Roads Improving
Today marked a two-week pe
riod in which Frank Davis, oper
ator of the wrecker service for
Davis-Liner Motor Sales hud not
brought in a wrecked vehicle.
This breaks a three-year rec
ord," Mr. Davis said.
Often cars are brought in. as the
result of an accident, or just
even a smashed fender, but for
two weeks, even the small
smashes have been out.
Tar Heels
End Event
The Honorary Tar Heels, accom
panied by native Tar Heels, braved
threatening weather early this
morning to go out on their second
bear hunt, winding up their an
nual informal meeting.
Yesterday's heavy rains washed
out the scheduled day of fishing
at Fontana Dam.
Ranch Owner Tom Alexander led
a party of more than 100 out at 4
a.m. Saturday to track bear on
the first day of the season.
The sportsmen, including some
of Haywood County's finest hunt
ers with their bear dogs, flushed
several of the bruins.
But it wound up as something of
a break for an independent hunt
ing party from Sylva.
The Honorary Tar Heels and
their companions chased the bears
into the neighboring county. One
of the Sylva men shot one of the
fleeing bruins, but early reports in
dicated the others escaped.
John Hemmer, Pinehurst photog
, (See Tar HeeU Page 5)
Record For
(To Date)
In Haywood
Killed .... 6
Injured . . . 38
(This Information com
piled from Records of
SUU Highway Patrol).

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