Ho (at the football fame):
"See that bit" substitute down
there oa the bench? I'm sure
hell torn out to be our best
She: "Why. you darling:
Isn't this rather sudden?"
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Weck In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
64th YEAR NO. 93 20 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 10, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
urley (Drop Ptesiir
s an electri
jmily lives at
has hit all
luding that of
State Board Checking Local School Needs
itric shoe snine
k the work lor
back in the
hist five cents.
ill shine your
or tan. You
of color, drop
press a button,
the job is over.
jtes last revolv-
fccactly the two
shine boy was
arc the manual
Ithc S-cent ma-
iws it s cneaper,
give no extras,
as pepping tne
toes, putting on
that old final-
Yas, suh, on
its plan, dat ma-
t where I comes
A North Carolina Board of Edu
cation committee launched a sur
vey of Haywood County's schools
this morring in the latest slep to
ward actual construction under tin
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer said in announcing the
survey that the committee will
meet probably tonight with the
County Board of Education and the
Board of County Commissioners to
report its findings.
This report will he tiled with:
the State Board of Education in
Raleigh and compared with the
county's own report made last
month on the physical conditions
of the schools.
Mr. Messer explained that in the
event differences are found I lie
county would either revise its
plans to conform with the stale
committee report or appeal to the
The county report recommended
that Haywood's $346,000 share of
the stale bond issue approved last
summer be used entirely for im
proving the 12 schools in the
Waynesville and Bethel districts.
Mr. Messer and a representative
of the county commissioners are es
corting the members of the state
appointed committee on the survay
tour which will lake them to every
school in the county.
The committee, which made a
similar survey of the Cherokee
bounty schools yesterday, includes
Murphy City Schools Superintend
(See Schools Page 8)
a dinner at a
lie him his final
served any food
t don't say any-
)le shortly after
;ed with disguis-
piece of broccoli
k of soup.
tig his manners,
it out with his
in a clear voice:
ling to put you
able and not say
" I5 AC
Six Young People Overcome
By Fumes From Car Exhaust
read the story
rious grubs that
Haifa field clean
fit alfalfa, tenta
Jhem last week.
jJoubt," he said
es in plans, the
in Waynesville, as
fa all REA lines on
f to ,r):30, accord
ileson, local reDre-
rohna Power &
1 the cut-off would
fcsville. This was
I order to do some
: of some high
Miss Head To
Compete In State
Miss Anna Kay Head. 18-year-old
Waynesville Township High
School senior, will' compete against
179 other students from through- j
out the state in the Student Korum ;
for Safety. !
Miss Head, daughter of Mrs.
Bonnie Head of Waynesville. was
notified this week by State High- j
way Safety Division Director Jeff;
B Wilson that she was selected to
take part in the state-wide contest j
on the basis of her record in a pre-1
She made 100 per cent on a
written examination and received
another high grade on ner w
word theme on highway safety.
The tests were submitted to an
(See Miss Head Pase 8)
County Ready To Observe
Armistice Day On Friday
Looks Like A Big
Parade For 25th
On Friday, Nov. 25, it looks
like the parade of parades for
On the schedule are over 40
floats, and cither five or six
On this basis, it will be the
largest parade ever to march in
the county .according to tnose in
fember 10 Partly
tnanse in temper-
wt, and Friday.
Dv the staff of the
4? fir - 11
iUJSS ANNA K. HAD
As County Draft
riiairman (ieorgr A. Brown, Jr..
of the Haywood County board of
commissioners is now serving as
Selective Service registrar here.
He reminded youths that the law
requires them to register for Selec
tive Service as soon as they be
come 18 years of age.
Registration is being held in Mr.
Brown's office in the Court House.
A parade, memorial services, and
a banquet will nignugni me ou
servance of Armistice Day in the
Waynesville area tomorrow.
Stores will be closed between
10 a. m. and 12 noon, and the
Haywood County Library and
some county offices will be clos
ed all day.
U. S. Rep. Monroe M. Redden
of Hendersonville will be the prin
cipal speaker at the annual Ameri
can Legion banquet, which will
open at 7 p. m. at the Hazelwood
The parade of veterans of both
World Wars. Gold Star parents,
members of the Waynesville Town
ship High School band, nurses of
the Haywood County Hospital, and
members of the American Legion
post here and other veterans' orga
nizations will open the Armistice
(See Armistice Page 8)
Archers To Get
First Shots At
Deer Next Week
Deer hunting opens in the Pis
gah National Forest next Monday
with the deer getting a break.
The state has decided In effect
to let them work into shape gradu
ally in their training to escape the
hunters by giving the hunters arm
ed only with bow and arrow the
first shots at them.
The Ashevllle Archers will hold
their three-day hunt the first days
of the season.
They held a roving tournament
mostly to polish the archers' work
manship with their ancient weap
"Roving" is defined as off-hand
shooting. It's conducted on a course
lined with 14 targets or stations
set up in out-of-the way spots like
the havens of wild animals.
The only such course in the state
is the one at Bent Creek Ranch at
the edge of the Pisgah Wildlife Pre
serve. It bears the certification of
the National Field Archery As
The finals of the tournament
were held last weekend.
Among I he Tournament's early
leaders were Magazine Author Gale
Webb, rector of SI Mary s Kpiscopal
Church who holds the state's first
permit to hunt with bow and ar
rows; Maurice Cable, and Hubert
Edncy, Jr., all of Asheville and all
members of the Asheville Archers.
The Rev. Webb also is state
"flight" champion, his wife is a
former stale woman's champion,
and his 12-year-old daughter is
junior champion of Buncombe
An informal shoot will be held
Sunday on the "roving" course as
a preliminary to the hunt.
At least 22 people hold s'aie
bow-and-arrow hunting licenses.
M O. GALLOWAY was elected
president of the Western North
Carolina Hereford Breeder's As
sociation, succeeding Dr. J. L.
Reeves of Canton. Mr. Galloway
was formerly head of the State
State Buys All
Monroe To Clash
In Paper Bowl
Waynesville will meet Monroe
in the second annual Paper Bowl
football game at Canton on Nov
For details, turn to sports page.
No Special Session Of
Legislature Is Seen
Our Raleigh corespondent
comes out today with a definite
statement that there will not be
a special session of" the legisla
ture called by Governor Scott.
For this, and other interest
ing news of Raleigh, turn to the
editorial page, and read "Raleigh
Farm Brings About
$30,000 At Auction
The 70-acre C T. Francis farm
and home place brought about $30,
000 at public auction here Monday
The farm was divided into 20
tracts, and sold to eight buyers.
Tom Ferguson, and sons, bought
the home place tract, while other
buyers included Jaivis Allison.
Jack Felmet, Mr. Stackpole, John
Palmer, C. C. Francis, John R.
Trull and W. Roy Francis.
On Saturday Mr. Francis plans
to offer at auction, all feed, tools,
stock and horses on the farm. He
and family plan to move to the mid
west at an early date.
The State Board of Education
this week bought the entire stock
of history books which W. C. Al
len, author, and publisher had of
his latest fifth grade history,
"The Story of Our State, North
Mr. Allen said that the stock con
sisted of slightly less than 2,000 of
the books, which are now being
used in 96 of the state's 100
Heretofore Mr. Allen has been
selling the books direct to school
officials. Now the books can be
had only through the Division of
Mr. Allen has written several
histories about North Carolina, In
cluding one of Haywood county,
and one of Waynesville.
Although now almost 90 years of
age, he has visited in the past few
years, every county in the state,
and presented his book in person
to every county and city superin
tendent of schools.
Asked if he were ready to retire,
he remarked: "Why should I re
tire, when I am just in my prime?
There are too many things to do
Carbon monoxide fumes knocked
6 young peoplv out and made an
other sick last Sunday afternoon
as they were returning home in
their 1037 sedan from a drive to
All seven, residents of Waynes
ville, were released from Haywood
County Hospital that night, how
ever, lifter being given emergency
Stale Highway Patrol Corn. John
L. Carpenter reported that his in
vestigation showed the fumes leak
ed out through the breather cap on
the motor and entered the car
through holes in the car's floor
boards. Riding with the windows shut
against the bitter cold, the young
sters first became aware of their
danger, but misinterpreted It, when
one of the boys and one of the girls
lost consciousness and the others
complained of dizziness and nausea.
Thinking that they were suffer-
A--k$ ' , ing from Hie combined effects of
the closeness and warmth wilnin
the car and some sweet cider they
had drank, they reported to a phy
At the hospital, examination re
vealed that all were suffering from
the effects of inhaling carbon mon
oxide. This is a deadly odorless, col
orless gas produced when petrol
cum and coal fuels are burned in
places where air is limited or absent...
Cnl. Carpenter said the young
people were Jewell Bruce, 19. who
the officer said was driving the car,
a four-door Dodge sedan; Eugene
Breece, 18; Newton Breece, 14;
Mrs. Leoa Breece. 18; Sue Warlick,
18; Wilma Jean Wilds, 16; and
James Tfirner, 21.
Mrs. Breece, least affected by the
fumes, was the only one In the
group who did not lose conscious
ness. The patrolman said the young
sters in the hack seat suffered the
worst from the effects of the
A county-wide survey of Hay
wood's burley crop led authorities
this morning to estimate it as "near
a million dollar crop".
Earlier In the season, the crop
was rated "a little short" due to
excessive rains during the plant
ing, and early part of the grow
This morning, Wayne Corpening,
county agent, stated that the crop
had developed materially during
the past few months, and was cur-
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hagan and
son, Edward, and Miss Martha Mc
Cracken of Sylvanla, Georgia were
week end guests of Mrs. W. L. Mc-
100 Volunteers Sought
For Bloodmobiie visit
Ministers And Election
Officials Disagree On
Interpretation Of Law
Haywooo cf,ki, 10o
volunteers to donate o ' he B ood
eft2w.r hTre November 22.
visit of the year neie i
The Waynesville Rotary -Rin.
Wooay wno - ,r.nted
ibility of securing the
Wavm-viHe 1'reshvterian l.iu.w .
of which he is Pastor, and will
operate from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Mrs Roger Walker. Chapter pub
!lr',tv chairman, said the prospec
tive' donors would be asked by a
Rotarv Ch'b representative to sign
card," indicating their willingness
to give a pint of blood each.
This is purely a voluntary serv-
she said, ana u
not you nave
you will come
the day designat-
-ir,n.H such a card.
tn the church on
The Haywood County Ministerial
Association is consulting an attor
ney in regard to conflicting inter
pretations of the law covering its
petition for a referendum on the
beer and wine sales issue.
The Rev. Malcolm Williamson,
pastor of the Waynesville Presby
terian Church and chairman of the
Association's morals committee,
said today the group would ask the
Haywood County Board of Elec
tions to reconsider the petition, if
the attorney's interpretation indi
cated there were grounds for de
claring it valid.
Approximately 25 Association
members, representing every sec
tion of the county, and the Rev. R.
M. Hauss of Shelby, secretary of
the Allied Ctiurch League, dis
cussed the petition with Elections
Chairman Jerry Rogers at. a meet
ing at Long's Chapel Methodist
Church last Monday.
Mr. Rogers explained that the
board voided the petition after
finding that some of the signatures
were those of' persons who had
signed from one precinct though
they had registered and voted in
another, while others had not
voted in the last election for gov
(See Beer-Wine Page 8)
Tut's Will Open
At An Early Date
Workmen are pushing to com
pletion the renovation of the build
ing, and installation of equipment
for Tut's. a new firm to be opened
in the near future by Jane and
The firm will feature drug sund
ries and fountain service.
New and modern equipment is
being installed, and the building
formerly occupied by Waynesville
Pharmacy has been repaired and
Kills 3 Bear
In Two Days
Tom Campbell. Sr., seems to
mean just plain luck to fellow bear
Last year. ' hunters in his party
killed five bear in Sherwood For
est for the season's biggest bag.
This week, the Campbell party
did almost as well.
They killed three bruins during
their two-day hunt in Santeetlah.
using the same dogs that brought
the bears of last year to bay.
Carl Rathbone of Waynesville
killed a 350-pound bear and Lonzo
McGaha of Maggie bagged a 200
pounder on the first day of the
The next day. Rufe Sutton of
Maggie and Dallas Woods of Hazel
wood brought down a 120-pound
Dr. Nick Medford, Bill Bradley,
and Floyd Rippetoe, incidentally,
had grandstand seats at all three
kills, watching the hunt from posi
tions on a ridge overlooking the
After the hunt, Mr. Campbell ex
pressed appreciation for the coop
eration and courtesy his party of
25 received from the game wardens
of the area.
ing into a high quality.
This fact was further substanti
ated by J. W. Van Arsdall, a bur-
ley specialist, who was here last
week, and checked the Haywood
crop. He said the quality wa9 one
of the best he had seen in the en
This fact, together with the 1949
advance scheduled from the U. S.
Department of Agriculture, indi
cated that Haywood's crop would
again be near the million dollar
The advance scnequie had a top
of $62 for lugs and $56 for leaf,
choice quality, buff or straw color.
The next rating for leaf of fine
quality, tan color, was $52.
Other grades under the sched
Leaf, good quality, tan $40.
Leaf, fair quality, tan $40.
Leaf, good quality, tan-greenish
The lowest price for leaf is $14.
Tips, good quality, tan $36.
Tips, fair quality, tan $30.
The lowest for tips Is listed at
Lugs, choice quality, buff $62.
Lugs, good quality, buff color
Some grades of lugs go down as
low as $21.
Flyings, choice quality, buff col
Flyings, fine quality, buff color
Other grades of flyings go down
During the past week, a large
number of burley growers have
been attending demonstration
schools, and seeing the latest meth
ods of handling and grading tobac
co. The opening of the markets have
been set for November 28th.
Last Rites Are
Held Today For
Funeral services were held this
afternoon at the First Presbyterian
church for Julius Allison Brown.
56, of Washington, D. C, who died
Tuesday at the home of his mother,
Mrs. Ida V. Brown, on Auburn
Road, after a brief illness.
The Rev. Malcolm R William
son, pastor, officiated and inter
ment was in the Memorial Plot in
(See J. A. Brown Page 8)
Stores Here To
Close For Game
Waynesville stores will close as
usual at noon November 30 to per
mit employees, managers and own
ers to attend the second annual
Paper Bowl football game at Can
ton. Bill Cobb, president of the Mer
chants Association, said today that
virtually all the members agreed
to postpone for a week the start
of the Christmas season policy of
(See Stores Page 8)
Crabtree 4-H Girl Wins
In Territorial Contest
Peggy Bradshaw, 4-H Club girl
of Upper Crabtree, this week was
declared a winner of the Carolina
Power and Light Company's ter
ritorial "Better Methods Electric
Miss Bradshaw and David Noland
of Ratcliffe Cove, both winners In
the Haywood County competition,
attended the 4-H Better Methods
Electric Congress In Raleigh on
Monday and Tuesday.
Miss Bradshaw, winner of the
county contest for the second con
secutive year, received a gold watch
Her winning project was ironing,
while David's was barn-curing hay
Miss Bradshaw showed the time,
energy, and labor that is saved by
using an electric Iron in place of
the old fire-heated iron.
Last year, she won county honors
by showing the advantages of. us
ing an electric churn in the place
of the old dasher type.
Miss Bradshaw, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Gaye Bradshaw, is a mem
ber of the Crabtree-Iron Duff 4-H
David is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
as her award in winning territorial D. Reeves Noland and a member
honors. (See 4-H Girl Pace 8)
Injured . . . 38
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).
pd ,o make your contribution.