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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. 87 14 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N.C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 20, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
I Winston Davis
Head Haywood Polio Work
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I was observing
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La hP marrieu.
.as up. and he
out on his own.
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ich keeps their
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Sife shares with
ing away from
oil of the busy
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n the 0th ot
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a lot of living
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In of The Moun-
Test Farm Gov' Sco" Autograpns a Snirt
David Hyatt of Waynesville and W. U. Huger of Canton will serve
as area chairmen in Haywood for the National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis for another year. They were re-elected unanimous
ly at a county-wide chapter meeting yesterday in Waynesville. Hyatt
heads the Wavnesville area and lluger the Canton area of the
Hyatt, Hnger Named To
Head County Polio Work
and enlisted men
Jeavy Tank Com
feting party from
of the Hth Alr
iw attached to the
troops at , the
and Mai. John
Ition, all ordnance
d the company's
Id supply systems.
pig is one of the
by the Regular
ial Guard units in
'ank Company is
Capt. James M.
The scheduled drawings for the
Sherwood Forest deer hunts wen
called off Tuesday by county game
officials after the number of appli
cations were found to be below the
The officials said this means thai
n wUn filed their applications by
the October 8 deadline would be
eligible to take part in the minis.
The quota for the area had been
set at 1,200.
The drawings were scheduled to
be held in Canton Police Court last
This is the second consecutive
year that the drawings were can
celed because the numnei ... e
ulications was less than me qum.
The dates and places for the
ihrOI.Hi.v hunts are as follows:
West Fork Pigeon - November
21 through November 23: Novem
ber 28 through November 30;
East Fork Pigeon November 24
through November 2(; December 1
through December 3.
One hundred hunters wil Ibe pu
mitted on each three-day hunt.
feting of all Hay-
ks held October 26
hesville School au-
State P-TA repre-
I discuss Hip statp
ol year when she
food, president of
lesville p.TA. said
pent of the meet-
the meeting would
served by the host
r- tibboney. Pdur-
' 01 home missions,
nurch in th n c
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men of the
A now telephone directory for
Waynesville, containing many new
and changed listings
helpful telephone information, has
just been distributed.
Aproximately zzuu new u,.
ies have been delivered to homes
and offices, according 10 o. ,
Smith district manager in. ...i
Southern Bell Telephone com,.,,,,.. ,
ti,. .,o.7 Hirertorv has a green ,
.uiu makp it easily nistm-
covei, wiin.il '" ,
guishable from the oJd gray
Mr. Smith asKs ma.
users refer to the new directory foi
the desired number. looking up
the numbers helps avoid the pos
sibility of getting a wrong number
and frequently saves time for the
calling party as wen as " V" n.
who might be calleo in ' ;
formation" should be called n ly
when the desired nunw
listed in the directory.
iis,. ""r ana
f? "y the staff nf
David Hyatt of Waynesville and
W. 13. Huger of Canton were re
elected chairmen of their area
chapters for the National Founda
tion for Infantile Paralysis at a
county-wide luncheon meeting
Sixteen members of the two
chapter areas elected these and
other nominated officers unanim
ously alter hearing Mr. Huger
quote figures showing the nation
faces a grave polio patient situa
tion in the next few years.
Frank Campbsll was elected
treasurer of the Canton area and
Mrs. Porter Frady, treasurer of
the Waynesville area and secretary
of the Haywood County chapter.
Mrs. Frady succeeds Mrs. Wil
liam Norris as county secretary and
Waynesville area treasurer.
During the meeting, Mr. Huger
and Mrs. Norris submitted reports
which showed that the fupds avail
able in both areas for aiding infan
tile patients still under treatment
and for possible new patients are
With a total of nearly $2,000 in
bills yet to be paid, the gross
cash in the bank accounts of both
the Waynesville and Canton areas
total only about $287.
Of the $20,000 raised in the coun
jty in last winter's March of Dimes
campaign, half went to the Nation
I al Foundation, and the other half
I had been spent by mid-summer.
! on top of this, the Canton area
drew a $4,900 advance last summer
from the National Foundation and
1 has spent it in financing the treat
' metit of patients stricken in the
Mr. Huger reported that a local
! one-day emergency drive will be
staged tomorrow among
of The Champion Paper and Fibre
Company at Canton as a stop-gap
measure to secure urgently-needed
Dan Wild, the firm's paymaster,
will run the drive, which was
planned after many of the com
pany's employees reques.eu ...
In reference to the national pic-
tore Mr. Huger saiu .'' ..-
North Carolina escaped compara
tivHv lightly, this year has been
the worst year for polio in the Uni
said officials estimate that
I here will be 4tl,uuo ca- v..
ord i the nation by the years
e"fn 1948. the worst for Norlk Cir.
ljna, the nation recorded 13,000
As of October 8. he said. 34.74Z
cases had occurred throughout the
X. compared with 20.000 m
(See Polio Page 2)
The North Carolina Board of Ag
riculture last Monday took the first
step toward the establishment of an
orchard experiment program at the
Mountain Test Farm at Waynesville.
The board recommended that
the state buy 72 acres of land ut
A Test Farm spokesman said the
land would be used primarily for
Currently, the Farm does some
work on raspberries and straw
berries, but the purchase ol me
land would permit experimentation
on a large scale on appies a..u
small fruits for the first time since
the station was transferred here
The owners of the tract. Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Keeter of Bryson City,
reportedly have offered to sell the
property for $18,000. with the State
Agriculture Department getting
the first opportunity to buy.
The Farm is now using 20 acres
of other Keeter land on a rental
basis for experiment, with small
The state board's recommenda
tion next must be submitted to
the Council of State, which passes
on state purchases of property.
The Council will be asked to al
locate funds for the transaction.
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North Carolina's Gov. Kerr Scott autographs a shirt for 11-year-old
Barbara Faye Martin during his appearance at a community fair at
Jamesville. He responded to the little girl's request with an Inked
inscription that reads "W. Kerr Scott governor." (AP Photo).
To Play Ut
Wavnesville Township High
School's crack senior band will play
an Important part in the Davidson
College Homecoming Day program
The musicians will leave here
early Saturday morning for the
Presbyterian college near Char
lotte. Among other activities, the
Waynesville boys and girls will
march in a Homecoming Day pa
rade, play a concert before the
mime, and march and play with oth
er bands before the kickoff and be
tween the halves of the Davldson
Hichmond Southern Conference
It will be homecoming also for
Band Director lsley and Associate
Director Robert A. Campbell.
Both are Davidson college
The other bands scheduled to
take part in the program are those
of Lenoir and High Point High
Schools and the college.
The concert will be held during
the dinner hour.
The parade, starting at 10 a.m.,
will be part of the ceremonies dedi
cating the new gymnasium.
The Wavnesville musicians will
start their return trip immediately
after the game.
Canton School Official
Says Clothing For Pupils
300 See Amateur
ight HeldBy ,
By MRS. ALGIE RATCL1FFE
Approximately 300 people ap
plauded a host of young entertain
ers who performed Tuesday night
in the RatclifTe Cove Community's
Amateur Night at the East Waynes
ville School auditorium.
Carolyn Ratcliffe, a third-grade
,11 Tnv Woods a fourth-grad
er T. L. Francis, a sixth-grader,
won the acclaim of the judges in
the competition for primary school
students, and Jimmy Galloway was
awarded top honors among high
cmiun winn her prize with her
recitation of "My Grandmother's
Apron." young Francis won with
his song solo, and Tony received
his honors for his gultar-and-song
Jimmy Galloway's Piano solo
gave him the laurels in the high
i.wicii.D the contest were Miss
Edna Boyd, Mrs. Charles lsley. and
Mrs. Fisher Sprinkles.
The recreation committee of the
Ratcliffe Cove Community Develop
ment Program today expressed
gratitude to Assistant County Agent
Turner Cathey for his services as
master of ceremonies, to the judges,
to County Schools Superintendent
.lack Messer and East Waynesville
Principal Frank Rogers for use of
the auditorium, the cnnnren u.i
ihoir narlicioation. and the people
of the audience for their generous
Are Held For
Mrs. Emma Moody Turner. 79,
a native of Haywood County, died
at her home in Monroeville, New
Jersey on October 10, following a
Funeral services were held at the
Christy Funeral Home in Monroe
ville on October 13 with the pastor
of the Monroeville Methodist
Church and the Rev. Arthur Fran
(See Mrs. Turner Page 2)
County Board To Confer
On Hospital Next Month
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Show To Hit
Road Next Week
The Waynesville Lions Club
Minstrel performers, refreshed by
a week's rest following their smash
ing triumph in their first perform
ance, will go on the road next
week for the sake of the Haywood
County 4-H Club camp.
Headed by General Chairman
Jerry Rogers, the troupers will
give the first rural performance al
7:30 p.m. al Bethel High School
On Wednesday at the same hour
they will take the stage at the
Crabtree-Iron Duff School.
They will give their next per
formance at 7:30 p.m.. also, on
Thursday at the Fines Creek
The rural appearances are being
held in cooperation with the re
spective ('(ininninily Development
Program organizations involved.
The net box office receipts will
be used In help finance the develop
ment of the 4-H Club camp.
Organizations arc geared to - pro
vide clothing tonee y-
was pointed out by A
SSrUrr - The Mount
aineer this morning.
Supt. Hutchins nsit"
Needlework Guild, and county Wei
His letter is as follows.
"Recently, there PPr-"-Asheville
Citizen an ejXp
children in Beaverda JownJ
who were unable to aUen o
because ot iac , d near
these families we found,J.ved ti
Beaverdam School, and d
gated with the resuU th.t we
that the principal of the sen.
Hipps furnished workbooks for the
Hipps, i .others furnished
Xuld like to oer thU in-SKdrh:
Ne d wo 'c Guild last year
pent about $500.00 furmshmg
for needy Jfi
arC Tety Mstll I suggest that
. i . .Whine
Coming In January
Machinery was set up by the
k.r nf directors of the Chamber
of Commerce here Tuesday night,
for the January meeting of the
Western Carolina Associated com
munities. About 75 people are expected to
attend the meeting and discuss
matters of civic interest to this
The report was made to the local
group by Charles E. Ray who ex
tended the invitation at a recent
meeting at Fontana.
The meeting will be Just a one
Rabbit Skin Folk
Want To Remain In
L. Crabtree Area
Fifty residents of the Rabbi'
Skin section voted this week to re
main a part of Lower Crablree
Community Development group,
and not join Iron Duff, according to
a statement issued by three of the
The statement, signed by W
M. Green, R. H. White and Medford
Burgess, was given to The Moun
taineer this morning for publica
tion as follows:
"We wish to call the attention
of Iron Duff to the error of in
cluding Rabbit Skin community in
their winter recreational program
of the Community Development
nlans. Rabbit Skin was voted into
the Lower Crabtree Community De
velopment group, and Rabbit Skin
voters have unanimously decided
to remain with the Lower Crabtree
The representatives ot me tiaDDii.
Skin residents had a list of all
those voting on the matter.
Welch Goes To
Sheriff R. V. Welch left Haywood
County Hospital yesterday after
noon for Pisgah Sanitarium in
Asheville, where his physician said
he would remain "a month or so".
The doctor said the officer, who
suffered a stroke last month, is
now able to sit up in a wheel chair.
Dr. John A Ferrell. executive
secretary of the North Carolina
Medical Care Commission, will
meet here November 2 with the
Haywood County Board of Commis
sioners and Lindsay Gudger, Ashe
ville architect, to go over the tenta
tive plans for the proposed expan
sion of the Haywood County Hos
pital. Mr. Gudger Is serving as the hos
pital architect for the county.
The meeting was announced by
County Commission Chairman
George A. Brown. Jr., this week.
U will start at 9:30 a.m.
This will be the next step toward
the actual start of construction of
the new unit, which will be built
with a $225,000 bond issue which
the county's citizens approved in an
election October 1 by a majority of
13 to 1.
.Inst how soon the actual con
struction will start, however, Mr.
Brown said was not now known def
initely. It depends, he explained, on how
near the top of the list Haywood
County stands In the state.
The order In which the state and
federal funds are allocated is based
on the relative need of the counties
filing the applications, with the
neediest coming first.
There also are other details of
procedure to be completed. The
county's plans must be approved by
the state. These plans must be in
line with the county's hospital requirements.
Board Turn Down
Plan To Publish
A proposal for publishing a city
directory for this community was
turned do.wn by directors of the
Chamber of Commerce here Tues
day night. The matter was placed
before the board by a representa
tive of a firm who specializes In
The board felt that the need did
not exist for a directory, and that
the cost to business houses would
not be justified. The proposal was
to publish about 500 copies, which
would sell for $12 to $15 each, in
addition to the cost of commercial
Team To Perform
At State Fair
Thp colorful Champion YMCA
square dance team, accompanied
by Fred Carpenter's string band,
will leave Canton Saturday morning
for Raleiah where they have been
booked for a special folk dancing
exhibition at the State Fair.
The group is making the trip
after receiving an invitation from
State Fair officials.
They will go by chartered bus
and the Canton division of the
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany is financing the trip.
The dancers will perform under
the direction of Marie Bell, Cham
pion Y social secretary.
Tax Notices Are
Mailed Out Here
Property owners this week were
reminded that it is tax time again.
Tax notices for 1949 were mail
ed by the Town of Waynesville, the
Town of Hazelwood, and a staff is
working on similar notices for the
Discounts are offered if paid now,
I and after the first of the year pen
alties are added to the tax bills.
New Serial Starts
In Today's Issue
The first chapter of a new
serial story, "Heart of Happiness"
starts in The Mountaineer today.
The first chapter will be found
on page one of the second sec
tion. This serial has been selected
by Associated Press as one of
the top stories of the day, and it
is written by the well known
writer of entertaining stories,
The North Carolina Board of
Agriculture last Monday endorsed
a proposal to establish a poultry
laboratory for the Western North
The Counril of Statp will he
asked to finance the project from'
the state contingency and emer
The board action followed As
sistant Agriculture Commissioner
A. Hugh Harris' report that west
ern poultry raisers are demanding
such a laboratory in their section
and are afraid that a spread of
disease would seriously injure the
rapidly growing new poultry in
dustry. The action at the Raleigh meet
ing came a few days after the
Western North Carolina AsEoetatan'
Comunitiies at a session at Fon
tana Dam endorsed proposals to
establish a poultry laboratory and
a mobile plant and soil laboratory
tor the 11 counties included in its
The WNAC proposal recommend
ed that the poultry laboratory be
established at the Mountain Test
Farm in Waynesville.
There was no definite statement
made at the Raleigh meeting of
the state board as to where it
would be located.
Local sources, however, indicated
that the Mountain Test Farm is
thp loelrfll nlano fnr it hpraucn nf
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Its central positiop in relation to
the western counties.
The Test Farm office, pointing
out the. need for such a laboratory
in Western North Carolina, said
Tuesday-- that western poultry
raisers are handicapped currently
in their guarding against diseases
because of the great distance be
tween their farms and Raleigh,
where specimens currently must
be sent for analysis.
The Farm spokesman said "whole
flocks could die" during the time
necessary to get the analysis back
and forth from Raleigh, more than
350 miles from this area.
Toe Form Dirpptnr Hnwnrri
Clapp could not be reached for
comment last weekend, since he
was in Raleigh to aid with the
annual North Carolina State Fair.
Harris estimated that the poultry
labdratory would require $3,000
for the equipment and slightly less
than $10,000 in other necessary ex
penses the first year.
Describing the rapid growth of
the new western poultry industry,
he said commercial Drouer produc
tion in Yancey, Haywood, and Bun
combe counties has increased
from a few thousand to more than
400,000 birds a year.
The population of breeding
flocks for producing hatching eggs
has increased in Macon, Jackson.
Clay, Cherokee, and Graham coun
ties from less than 20,000 birds to
more than 300,000.
Mr. Harris told the board that
poultry specialists after making an
investigation last summer agreed
that a need existed for such a
The reauest for financing the
Inhnratorv from the contlnsency
and emergency funds will be made
with another request that the Coun
cil of State consider the situation
as an emergency.
Mr. Harris explained that tne
Agriculture Department does not
have the funds itself for such a
Garland S. Ferguson To
Retire From FTC Post
One of Haywood's best known
sons, Garland S. Ferguson plans to
retire on November 15th.
Word coming out of Washington
yesterday was to the affect, that
Mr. Ferguson, with 22 years of gov
ernment service behind him, plans
to step down from his post as rea
eral Trade Commissioner.
Whether Mr. Ferguson will come
back to Waynesville to make his
home, could not be learned today.
The Senate confirmed President
Truman's nomination of James M.
Mead, former New York Demo
cratic senator, as Ferguson's suc
cessor on the commission. Fergu
son is 71 years old.
Mead will serve until September
2fi 1955. at a salary of $15,000 a
In accepting Ferguson's resigna
tion on Tuesday. Mr. Truman
praised his "immense contribution
in protecting the public interest."
Thp Trade Cntnmission has the lob
of checking on trade practices un
der anti-trust and monopoly laws
Born in Waynesville, Haywood
rinuntv. Fereuson Is the son of the
late Garland S. Ferguson, former
North Carolina- Superior Court
judge, and Sarah, Norwood Fergu
He studied law at the University
(See Fereuson rage s
BUYS HOME HERE
Mr nH Mrs. Charles Islev have-
purchased the Chapman residence
on Brown Avenue and will move
to their new home at an early
Killed . . . . 6
Injured . . . 38
(This Information coda
piled from Records of
Stat Highway Patrol).
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