' '(nirv 'i ....
l(j hoard of all
,ut 3 "'ash;
Ems a. tnougn
ied last week.
,r tii-.ught that
av hi- brought
ip i; .'unci the
1(.r had wound
lakin2 that for
U. ! the cat.
I the P'"l in the
aml had con-
t closed. But
ar sounds from
lt, sh- thought
goud idea and
With a flood of
la,- whirr of the
Ilably on top 01
ijll one of the
stretcher hasn t
tiler of a single
Lr again. But
ill fur attention.
The man who
Icxtra poini tor
Iver. The point
I came from the
Issomed out with
key and a new
number was 79.
fciece ol strategy
into a fullback
iarvcr the credit
Hie extra point
pig 59 cross the
seems, is still
user was tne 09
lucre reported by
Jpl over the week-
nial injuries sus-
ase. ' t
loon about three,
lav No. 19-A and
lc Hock Service
lis to C1. John
the highway pa-
driven by Julian
tin. The vehicle
it. Patrolman Wil-
sted W. H. Bur-
iville on charges
fit 700 yards west
Ion his head. He
MO Kord and was
strict Hanger Cliff
tonal Park Service
the five-mile sec-
lay at Wagon Road
for the winter,
ttment, he report
ed 3.000 ears
between June 1
tE L'niori and from
lama Canal ZnnP
'he Wagon Road
Pe Parkway durine
His," Iip sairf
Ml Way Is
Way was re-
ous condition at
rr daughter Mrs.
noon May. Mrs.
slfokp on Satur
ation has been
r Partly cioudv and
i1"- and cool Tups-
f by thp staff f ,u
Mu. Min ,i.f.n
22 fi .59
M n a.
The Waynesville Mountaineer
64th YEAH NO. !)(
Plott Hounds Are Bear Experts
Plott hounds like I hose tracked ooxvn ;lie h0 bear which were
killed last week in an ( Xpenp.iin.il hunt in .Michigan. Holding the
leashes are John l'lotl .leli. and ins neighbor. May s I riz.el. of
Plott Creek. Mr. Plot I 's nrphi w, Hill, diroclul Hie six-day Michigan
hunt last week which w.i.-. ,.n elloit to prove tiial hear hunting with
dogs doesn't spoil the (leer mm mi
Plott Hounds Star In
Experimental Bear Hunt
Aliens Creek Man
Big Creek in Saiiteetlah is a
death trap for bear.
' The week before last, Crockett
Schultz of Bit; Creek killed a 100
pound bear there.
Last Friday, not far from the
same spot, Kay Wilson of Aliens
Creek killed a 200-pound bruin
on the second day of a two-day
Wilson was hunting with Max
Rogers of Waynesville and his
party when he made bis kill.
Girl Scout Drive
To Be Started
A drive for fund:, for Girl Smui
work in the llazelwood-vYayue.ville
area will he made Thursday anil
Friday under I he sponsorship of
the Lions Club and the Girl Seoul
Finance Committee. A goal ol
$1,000 has been set for the cam
paign. Receipts from the drive will he
used in a number of way s in rIv
the girls an opporl uiiilx to i:;pen
enee real Seoul ing.
Heading Ibis lid will be tie
operation ol a Girl Scout ( amp
next .summer. In order to meet
Girl Scout requirement:. I be ( amp
must have a qitalifi' d director r,nd
counselors, and (hose worker, are
not available without pay.
Other projects for the girls in
clude additional furnishings and a
heater for the Girl Seoul Hid. and
materials to he used in the Seoul
This is the first lime an appeal
has been made lo the general pub
lie to help rarrv on the Girl
program and lie- commitii i
ing to meet with great .ucei
West Pigeon To
West Pig?on resident - will
n ( ommuiiuv i'"""!'""'''
gram meeting at 7:30 p. m. I ur
rlav al Bethel School.
Jack Sloan, community
Flight In County Tonight
.,, nf t
The witches and the oblm
shove the football siar- out of
spotlight today a, cWi Irrn
both olv-erx-e I be 'i
tional Halloween eclcbt
throughout the county.
In Wavnesville. at least
l,l hilHren will I rv old
..41, ti nT.nt nil
throughout this town and n.U'bo,
Thousands of 'own
people are expected to crowd i
. K. Cr,e Hie ColOlfUl
streets lomgoi ix. -costume
parade which wi t
j litrrrt f 1(1111 t I1C
Baptist Church at 8 p.m
Both the window-pa. nt. ng '
petition and the parade and
attendant costume contest an u
ing sponsored by the Way -Chamber
of Commerce with
TuUe-A-Week In The County
I'ACiJ.S Associated Press and
I ivo hear, (racked by Plott
hounds Iroin Haywood county,
uei- killed last week during a
is-ihv national experimental hunt
in Mis-.aiikee County. Michigan.
Hill Plott ol Waynesville, who
diiected the hunt for the slate
operated Michigan Conservation
Club, reported this this morning a
le v hours alter returning from
He described the hunt as the
most successful of the four so far
conduct i d.
However, I he results f the ex
periment won't be known until
alter Hie deer season in Missaukee
County is well underway this
The purpose of these experi
mental hunts is to prove lo Michi
gan's deer hunters (hat tracking
hear with dogs doesn't spoil the
II V. Plot I of Waynesville, Bill's
I lice, bagged the biggest of the
live bear killed.
Last Wednesday, on Ihe third
flax ol Ihe hunt, ho shot a bruin
that weighed Xifj pounds after it
w as field-dressed. In fact, Bill
1 plott estimated, the bear would
i weigh about 370 pounds.
; -It took six men to carry him
, in," Bill said.
! lie said he and his companions
; us, d 24 of the lamed Plott hounds
j,, I he hunt, which was held on
; mi,, ni Hie nation's finest deer
.round- He quoted official rec
oup, xx huh e lunate that each ot
the emmtx 24 square miles con
tain ,'l'l deer.
Approximately 7f) game inspec
tors and del r hunters from Michi
gan,, Indiana, and Illinois accom
panied the party of Western North
Carolina men each day of the six
The deer hunters made their
jown personal observations on the
! behaviour of Hie flogs on the hunt.
! On only Iwo of (ho six days did
Iih buiiier.. I ail lo bring back dead
i mix two "f Hie seven hear the
l,i,itr- aw during that period es
, . i.rd and one of the two was
I -tr Plott killed his bear after
l only a 3'' -minute chase. This was
ill,,' longest chase necessary to bag
, nv of them.
-i. h, ,t u bears caught, one
of Ihe first two aays oi
that slarted ucuoer
xciro shot within only 50 or ou
(Sef Bear Hunt Page 8)
hn'iiearled cooperation oi uk.
merchan' - and businessmen of both
in Canton, the aa
. ..U.hrnl inn
,,1 haskelhall Karnes, ano me
i ih..r traditional evening
Mj.IIow.-Vii contests. C. C. Poindex
(anion High School athletic
,,,,'eeior. h supervising the color
i ,,, cpmuinities throughout the I
!,.,, ,he1(. will be Hallowe'en I
at the rural m-iu'im
All last week.
other schools and
annual Hallowe'en Carnivals
ranacity audiences oi
:..i- r. scheduled for
Seat of Haywood County At
United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY
EITorts will 'he made tomorrow
night lo strengthen the organiza
tion of the Waynesville American
Red' Cross chapter by Ihe election
of a 12-meinber board of directors.
The directors and other principal
officers xill be elected at the an
nual public meeting in the main
courl room of the Haywood County
The meeting will open at 7:30
p.m. with the Itev. M. H. William
son, Chapter chairman, and W. D.
Oibroll, general field representa
tive from the ABC Southeastern
area, Allanta, Ga., headquarters,
The officers and directors will
be elected for the calendar year
opening January 1.
The other current principal of
ficers are Vice-Chairman Curtis
Rtiss, Treasurer Joe Davis, and
Mrs. Jonathan Woody, home -service
The presidents of civic organiza
tions and industrial executives in
(his area have been invited to send
two representatives each.
Invitations also have been sent
(o (he 13 Gray Ladies of the chap
Bed Cross officials also specific
ally urged private individuals to
attend the session.
Everyone attending the meeting
will lake part in the elections.
During the meeting also, the
chapter work for the next year will
Is Being Wrecked Y
Workmen are fast wrecking the
old Hotel Waynesville building on
Main Street, and plans are to have
the lot cleared by December first,
according to H. H. Holt who pur
chased the building at auction last
The material is being sold on
the site, and the cleared lot is to be
turned over to five local men who
purchased the property at the sale.
No announcement has been made
as to what use will be made of the
Store Hours To
Be Discussed At
The establishment of opening and
closing hours will be discussed
Tuesday at three, by the Mer
chants Association, at the Chamber
of Commerce office.
W. M. "Bill" Cobb is president,
and Mrs, Frank Knutti secretary
of the organization.
Heavy Dew Hits
Haywood County roofs got a
thorough testing yesterday. So
did the county roads and the field
The weather station at the
Mountain Test Farm reported
that 3.19 inches of "California
sunshine" hit the Waynesville
'Whatsits' Invade Field;
Eat Everything But Crop
Every year, American fanners
spend millions for weed killers.
Last week, Andy Ferguson got
swarms of them free from Moth
When he went out to cut his
two acres of alfalfa in Riverside,
he saw with a feeliwr of surprise
that the crop had never looked
better nor greener.
With further surprise, he no
tired that the entire field had
been picked clean of every weed,
except for a few small scattered
clumps of orchard grass and
He also saw that the soil had
the finely pulverired appearance
of a carefully-worked flower gar
den. Yet the adjoining: land that
had been lying fallow and the
corn field looked the same as
The Eastern Entrance Of The
V ? ' " mill
s t V s! I
President Truman last Thursday
said he xva. ousting Admiral
Louis E. Denfield from his job
ol chief of naval operations. Den
field had charged that, the uni
fied defense selup was ruining
the Navy's offensive power. The
President said he was taking t In
action on the advice of Navy Sec
retary Matthews that it was vilal
"for the good of (lie country.''
Will Stressed By
"The world is suffering, from loo
much ill-will today," Jason Dey
ton, district governor of Rotary,
told Waynesville members here on
"There is a general lack of un
derstanding among the peoples of
the world today, and a thorough
understanding is essential (o the
building of goodwill," the Spruce
PiBP educator eonlinticd.
Mr. Deyton pointed ou( (bat If
one is lo judge the future by the
past, thai the continuance of ill
will among nations will ultimately
result in another war. far more
devastating than the others.
He slressed three major points
in his lalk: ( 1 -sal urate every
member wilh the principles and
spirit of Rotary; (2i stress the im
portance of vocational service; and
3) the importance of International
The speaker was presented by
Jack F.lwood, co-chairman of pro
grams. Jonathan Woody is presi
dent. Former Clyde Residents
Here From Venezuela
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Chapman
of Caracas. Venezuela are visiting
relatives in Clyde. Mrs. Chapamn
is the former Miss Dorothy Walker
Mr. Chapman has a position as
engineer widi the Creole Petrol
eum Oil Company in South Ameri
ca. Before going to Venezuela, he
attended the Colorado School of
Mines and served in the armed
ON BUYING TRIP
Mrs C. J. Recce is spending
today and tomorrow in Charlotte
buying spring merchandise for
Massie's Department Store.
Jerry Rogers, J,ce Davis. Fred
Campbell. Jimmy Fields and Tony
Davis, altended Hie Duke-Tech
game in Atlanta on Saturday.
Investigating, he discovered
hundreds of thousands of grub
like insects had done the job
working two or three inches be
low the soil.
The little grubs had eaten
everything except the roots of
Mr. Ferguson said he didn't
know where they came from or
what they were.
At first glance, he thought they
might be army worms. But these
work above soil and eat every
green thing in sight, including al
falfa. The county agent's office could
not immediately identify the in
sects from the telephoned de
scription, but was planning to
make a field investigation.
Last Thursday morning the in
sects, their work done, were
starting: to move out into the
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 31.
Many Expected k Boad
Meeting Here On Tuesday
Meeting To Be
County and community commit
tee elections and the pending to
bacco referendum will come up fur
action at a meeting of the llayxxood
County Production and Marketing
Administration groups Thursday
The meeting is scheduled lo open
al 10 a.m. In the PMA office in
the Haywood Counly Courl House.
County Committee Chairman A.
W. Ferguson of Crablree said in
his announcement today that the
tobacco referendum scheduled for
later this month will be discussed.
In (he referendum, tobacco
growers will vole on whether or
not they waul acreage control con
tinued, whether they waul it for
only one year, or whether they
waul it for the next three years.
A definite date has not been sel
for the vote as yet.
The audience also will eleel
members to the county PMA com
mittee and lo the community com
mittees. Attending Ihe session will be Jeff
Knloe, district PMA field repre
sentative from Asheville.
Mr. Ferguson also pointed out
Ihe new U.S. Department of Agri
eullure regulation made some
changes in the procedure for nam
ing members of the committees.
Under the new regulation, a
member of the counly committee
may not be elected as a delegale
to Ihe county convention in his own
FurtheVjnprjj the selected dele
gate to the county convention must
not be personally interested in any
of the positions which are to be
Mr. Ferguson added, however,
(hat there has been no change
made in the system under which
fanners participating in the PMA
programs select their conimunily
The Production and Marketing
Administration commitees were
known until only recently by the
name of "agricultural conservation
Yates To Testify
At USDA Burley
Oral Yates of Iron Duff will
testify against the proposed cut in
hurley tobacco acreage when he
appears at a U. S. Department of
Agriculture hearing in Washing
ton tomorrow morning.
Mr. Yates will represent the
Haywood County Farm Bureau at
the hearing. He left for Hie capi
The hearing will be on a House
bill that would reduce the burley
acreage about 20 per cent next
Representatives from each of (he
Western North Carolina burley
counties have been delegated to
testify by their respective Farm
Mr. and Mrs. James .If. Howell.
Jr., and Miss Mary Lu Elwood
were among those attending the
Carolina-Tennessee game in Chapel
Hill last week-end.
State, County Officials
To Confer On Hospital
State and county officials on
Wednesday will take another step
toward the actual construction of
tlje proposed new wing to the Hay
wood County Hospital.
Dr. John A. Ferrell. executive
secretary of the North Carolina
Medical Care Commission, will
confer at 9:30 a.m. that day with
the Haywood County Commission
ers, the Hospital's board of trust
ees, and Architect Lindsay Gudger
over tentative plans for the expan
sion. The county's voters approved a
$225,000 bond issue on October 1
to help finance the new construc
tion. George A. Brown, chairman of
the County Board of Commission
ers, said recently the date of the
1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiet
Highway ol'icials will be here
Tuesday morning al ten o'clock to
discuss wilh Haywood citizens vari
ous road improvements, and to dis
cuss the plan for carrying out Ihe
rural road program as provided in
Ihe bond piograin of last June.
Dale Thrash, commissioner from
Ibis di.iiicl. will he present, and
xx ill have with him engineers and
' We aic goii,'; lo talk about
roads, and mud roads in particu
lar,'' be said. lie expressed the
hope Hint I here would he a large
crowd from all sec! ions of the
county to attend the meeting.
Coinniis siouer Thrash pointed
out Ibal he was. interested in see
ing Ihal every citizen now on a
mud road got out of the mud. He
said Ihal I bi l e were stockpiles til
crushed stone which would Uv used
for such roads.
After the ".-inch rain on Sunday,
it is extxeted Ihal many more peo
ple will allend Ihe meeting, since
a number of roads are now in mud.
Plans for paving under Ihe bond
road program will be discussed, but
Commissioner Thrash pointed out
thai no paving will he done until
next April, according lo specifica
tions of engineers not to do paving
in fall and early spring.
Band, Chorus To
Give Concert On
A band and choral concert will
be gix'cti by I be high school music
department on n c x t .Thursday
night, at the high school audit
orium, featuring the SS-plece con
cert hand, and Ihe 90 voices of the
This is the first concert of the
season, and Ihe two units under the
direction of Charles Isley, director,
are preparing a special program of
about one and a half hours.
The concert is being given as a
special benefit for the music de
partment. Several new instruments
are needed lo complete Ihe band's
The program is as follows;
Part I Band
Panis Angelieus, Cesar Franck;
George Gershwin Selection. Air.
David Bennett; Symphony in B
Minor (The I'nfinii lied Symphonyl,
Franz Sehuberl; Cowboy Rhapsody,
Morion Gould, March Colonel
Bogey, A H ol d.
Part II Chorus
Onward Christian Soldiers, Arr.
Sinieone; The Lost Chord. Arr.
Sluart Churchill; Bailie Hymn nf
the Republic. Arr. Itingwald; Ol'
Man River, .leronie Kern; Oh. Su
sana, Arr. Cain; The Erie Canal,
Arr. Tom Scot I; Male Chorus, Dry
Bones. Arr Gearhart; Country
Style, Arr. Harry Simeone.
Part III Rand
Folic .song Suite, Vaughan Wil
liam.',; March Group National
Emblem, fiagle.x ; Anchors Aweigh,
Arr. Briegel; The U. S. Field Ar
tillery, Arr. Lake; Semper Fidelis,
Sousa; Stars and Stripes Forever,
MRS. EVANS AT ST. JOSEPH'S
Mrs. Harry Evans, Sr. is a pa
tient at .St. Joseph's Hospital in
Asheville where she underwent an
operation lat Saturday morning.
start of the acjual building still is
The federal and stale shares of
new hospital building is issued ac
cording to urgency of need in the
The dale of the start of construc
tion will depend on how close to
the top of the list Haywood County
The Wednesday conference also
will Include an inspection of the
Meeting with the Commissioners
and Dr. Ferrell will be Hospital
Administrator Lee Davis, L. H.
Bramlett, chairman of the board of
trustees; F. M. Byers, trustee from
Canton; and Mark Ferguson, trus
tee from Fines Creek.
Dick, ace three, did not like
soap and water. "Sorely you
want to be a clean little boy,
don't you?" asked his mother.
"Yes," he tearfully acreed,
"but can't you just dust me?"
The State Highway Patrol last
week gave Haywood County's 51
school buses a clean bill of health.
Patrol Corporal John L Carpen
ter also reported afler the examin
ations were completed Friday that
the routes the buses travel also
were in generally safe condition.
He said school bus driveis re
ported only two instances of brush
obscuring curves. One was at a
place on Highway 209 in Crabtree
and the other in the Fines Creek
section. Bolli roads have only light
traffic in those places.
The corporal reported that the
patrolmen assigned (o Haywood
found the buses safe both mechan
ically and with respect to loading
This was t lie first of a series of
monthly inspections which all
school buses in North Carolina will
undergo by Stale Highway Patrol
men. Corporal Carpenter said the in
spection:, were instituted at the
order of Patrol headquarters in
In his statement on the findings
of this first investigation, lie com
plimented the county school
authorities on the school bus con
ditions. County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer said the buses aru
checked constantly by county
mechanics, but that the State High
way Patrol inspections are very
(See School Buses Page 8)
Unhurt In Mishap
A 1949 sedan carrying the mem
bers of the Francis Cove quartet
home from the Waynesville Lions
Club Minstrel show al Fines Creek
School Thursday night plunged
down a steep embankment and
rolled over twice.
A few minutes laler, Dr. Boyd
Owen and Undertaker Hal Craw
ford, who had taken part in the
show, arrived on the scene on their
way home from the school.
But the singers needed neither
All four miraculously escaped
One of the boys, Paul Franklin,
wis thrown from the rear and tha
heavy sedan rolled over rum.
But. he had been tossed into a
shallow ditch in the path of the
oncoming car. The worst he had
to show for his narrow escape was
a painful shoulder bruise. The
others suffered only slight bruises.
X-rays at the Haywood County
Hospital the next morning showed
Franklin had no internal injuries,
and he was not admitted.
Jack Kelly said he. Franklin.
Wayne Edwards, and Earl Hoglan
were returning home in Edwards'
car when the vehicle skidded on
wet pavement on the Old MU1
curve and plunged down the ten
foot embankment. He said the
car was traveling slowly at the
The singers, who perform under
the name of the Francis Cove
Chord Busters, has appeared in
the show and in the three previous
performances the Minstrel had
given here and in rural communi
ties. Last summer they won the grand
prize in the Haywood County Com
munity Development Program's
Stunt Night event at Canton, and
are in constant demand to appear
in other similar shows throughout
The damage to the car. a four
door Ford, was estimated at $700.
Killed .... 6
Injured ... 33
(This Information com
piled from Becords of
State Highway Patrol).