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64th YEAR NO. 95 24 PAGES
Associated Press and United Press New, WAYNKSV.LLlTIITUr-SDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 17. 1949 OOlnvance In Haywood and J.clttoaounti
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At Festival Parade
Two Senatorial Potato Peelers
E. S. SLACK has leased the
former Dr. McCraeken office
building on Main Street, and lias
started work of adding the space
to his present store. The wall
between the two buildings will be
hed a 175-pound
i and cnase
a ton milea.be-
tr. a half mile
turned Wt to be
before the lac.
tlhe dogs barking
shot the bear,
si hoar hunt.
farty he led killed
in the Sherwooo
party killed three
-day hunt in ban
s trailed all nine
Work has started on an expan
sion of Slack's, by the acquisition
of the McCraeken building next
v s slack, owner ot the lirm.
'... tiin.n a lnne-term lease on the
t. R. McCraeken. ana, me diuc
nrlnts call for a modernistic lull-
view all-glass front. The present
wall between the two buildings win
be torn out, and the store will be
fifty feet wide.
The contract has already ocen a-
warded, and Mr. Slack said tnai
plans call for pushing the project
tb completion just as iasi as Fu
Tentative plans are to make tni
new part into a men's department,
according to William Porter, man
ager of the store.
No date has been set for the com
pletion of the additional unit.
The plans show an ultra-modern
store front, with latest designed
Men. women, and children, pub
lie oficials, and private citizens
stepped up their pace this week in
preparation for Haywood County's
most colorful show of the year
'he third annual Tobacco Harvest
More than 20,000 people are ex
pected to witness the five-day pro
;iam before it comes to its brilliant
close at (he Waynesville Armory
the ninth of November 26 In the
crowning of the Tobacco Queen for
1949 and the exciting square dance
and string hand contests that have
already attracted the finest combi
nations In the state.
Most of them will turn out bar
ring bad weather the afternoon
of November 25 to see Western
North Carolina's greatest parade.
Starting at 2 P. M., both of North
Carolina's U. S. Senators D r.
Frank P. Graham, and Clyde R.
Iloey. and II. S. Rep. Monroe Red
den of llendersonville with a num
ber of other leading state officials
will lead the brilliant parade from
the Waynesville Township High
i School tlirouiih Hazelwood and
I Waynesville lo the Haywood Coun
ty Court House.
There. Senator Graham will ad
dress the spectators after he is in
troduced by John M. Queen, Sr.
In the parade, the queens of each
of the 23 organized communities
will ride on the colorful-decorated
At least 25 floats, representing
the Waynesville area businessmen
and merchants, are scheduled to
drive in the procession also to the
itirring tunes of at least six of the
(See Festival Paee 8)
IS radle A
North Carolina's U. S. Senators Clyde It. Hoey HetU and Frank
P Graham (right! try their hands at peeling potatoes in the kitch
en of American Legion quarters at Shelby. They came early lo
participate in the dedication of a bronze plaque in memory ot
Cleveland county's 102 dead of World War II. Help was needed in
the kitchen, and so the senators pitched in. Both senators are
scheduled to have a pail on the Friday (Nov. 22! program of the
Tobacco Harvest Festival here. (AP Photoh
Park Group Plans
Drive To Develop Forests
DwiRht Williams of Waynesville
can get more corn out of an acre
of land than aybody else in Hay
This Was declared officially yes
terday by. the Judges who checked
tho thni tou vields In the 1949
Haywood County Corn Contest.
County Agent Wayne Corpenlng,
Jn announcing Williams as the
winner, said the size of the winning
yield would be made public after
a report of tests was returned by ,
North Carolina State College.
Williams' winning entry also is
being considered in the contest to
I decide the North Carolina cham-
Dr. U. K. Collins ot ine in.
State College Agronomy Depart
ment judged the acreage yields to
determine the county winner.
To Open Nov.
president of the
Farm Bureau, to-
iw members would
imbership books to
ter than that dead-
mt to the American
I reach our goal in
tew members would
strength of the
ition to 1,000.
current members to
mberships and "join
algn to increase the
Vhieh started early
keing held on a com
among the county's
W will be given to
V which obtains the
ers for the Bureau.
Twenty-one Haywood county
communities hd selected their
beauty queens for the 1949 Tobacco
Harvest Festival by today.
The queen of the Festival will be
chosen from among the community
candidates at the Armory on the
night of November 26.
The candidates will be present
ed formally during the Festival
Ball next Thursday night at the
Armory, and the queen's court will
be chosen the next night.
The community queens seieciea
to date are:
Cenie Ferguson, Fines Creek;
juanita Messer, White Oak; Phyl
lis Morrow, Cove Creek; Ruth Shcl
lon. Jonathan Creek; Betty Setzer,
Bennie Lou Medford, Lake Juna
luska; Doris Queen, Saunook; Mag-
gie Frady, rrancis
Gilliland, Aliens Creek; Reba
K'joan McCraeken, West Pigeon;
Velma Singlton, East Pigeon; Peg
.. w. nihhs rniso! Bobbie Rey
nolds, Morning Star; Maxine Clark,
Hominy; Mrs. Jennie Mae Early,
Thickety; Jewel Evans, Clyde,
Nancy Medford, Ratcliffe Cove.
Elizabeth Ann Crawford, Iron
Duff- Susie Noland, Lower Crab
tree; and Novella Wood, Upper
Haywood Superior Court will
start digrs'ne into some 100 crimi
nal and civil cases Monday morn
ing when Judge Dan K. Moore of
Sylva convenes a two-week mix
The list of prospective jurors
was announced last week.
t is extended the 28
rs who were added
9t, and to almost as
I carrier boy routes.
Jtaineer Is now to-
homes than ever.
A mass meeting has been called
for 7-30 p.m. tonight to discuss
the state survey committee's rec
ommendation that the Spring Hill
ou.i kn fnnuftliHatrd.
t i, mf c e p mil n t v sc noo I S
superintendent, said today he had
accepted an invitation to appear at
the meeting. wni-n
at the school.
He said he understood e v
to answer questions raised by the
citizens regarding the proposed
The committee, set up by the
State Board of Education, recom
mended after surveying the coun
ty's schools, that Spring mui
be consolidated w.tn a ' going to see the
the allocation of state school J,n d game ne x Srturday
funds to the counties foi aid in , But he i s bee as.
school construction. , , handle tne heavy
. Mgneu !T f , be floW.
Mr. andMr'-'Ouke stadium all
win leave i""1""'- ....
Water Line And
A six inch water line has been in
stalled along Montgomery sireei.
between Miller and Depot streets.
A side connection of a two-inch
line has also been made.
A fire hydrant was included in
the project, which gives protection
to a large number of business
places near the corner of Montgom
ery and Miller streets.
The North Carolina National
Park, Parkway, and Forests Com
mission this week laid the ground
fors a drive to develop the slate s
Aftfe hearing forest supervisors
quote i aires shewing this year s
trementus increatMd tourist vis
its to tuf Pisgah arid Croatan and
Nantahdla areas, the commission
last Moljday unanimously adopted
a motion to start a program for
National Forest development.
Charles E. Ray, Jr.,
of Waynesville and all but three of
the .Commission members attended
the Asheville meeting.
The program would be similar
to thir campaigns the group has
hppn holdlne for the continued de
velopment of the Smoky Mount
ains National Park and the Blue
Fundamentally, the primary ob
jective would be to obtain the al
location of more federal funds for
(he improvement of the National
The commission instructed its
national forests committee Chair
(Sce Park Group Page 7)
State Highway Patrol Corp. John
. r ...Ml tnr.nrl ho WPeK'tHU
They will also spend a few da.; on ; the,f home in
business in tne ' Favetteville.
17 tri. wwi
j-y ana Friday,
ed by the staff of the
(Max. Min, Rainfall
59 27 ....
Many From Press
Groups To Attend
A large number of newsmen will
be on hand to cover details of the
Tobacco Harvest Festival here.
J Weimar Jours, of Franklin, presi
dent of the Western North Carolina
Press Association, said this morn
ing that h had accepted the invita
tion of the Festival Committee in
behalf of the press of this area to
come here Friday.
Carl Ooerch, publisher of The
State, in Raleigh, is due to attend,
so is Charles Parker, head of the
State News Bureau, and John Hem
mer. chief photographer of the
The'W. N. C. Press will arrive for
luncheon, and stay through the
address by Judge Camille Kelley
A 12-year-old school boy died
Thursday morning a few minutes
after he was struck by a pieup
1 1 nek hs he ran across the Dellwood
highway near hit home about two
miles west of Waynesville.
. Jitate Highway, JPatroL,JCorPOral
t..u t rnfnanitr stri witnesses
tJtlllll JM. pv-1- .
told him the boy, Lee C. Coley, Jr.J
was playing wiui nume uwici
ren waiting for a school bus when
the boy ran across the highway
from behind a car that had just
The officer quoted the truck
driver, 30-year-old John Burnice
Deweese of Hazelwood, as saying
the boy ran Into the road in front
of him suddenly as Deweese was
driving west at about 8:15 A. M.
The youth, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lee T. Coley, was rushed to the
hospital by a passing motorist but
was dead on arrival.
Officers said he had suffered
a broken neck and leg, and severe
Corporal Carpenter said Deweese
was released under $1,000 bond
without charge, pending tho re
sults of a hearing.
The accident happened approxi
mately 100 yards from the boys
home near Queen's Motor Court.
With the parents, survivors in
(Sce School Boy Page 7)
MRS. R. C. LANE is chairman of
the 1949 Christmas Seal Sale in
the Waynesville district. All sales
this year will be made by mail,
Mrs. Lane said. Perhaps later, a
booth might lx set up for the
convenience of those wanting
mure, but no house-to-house, or
sales through the schools will be
Mrs. R. C. Lane has been ap
nnlniiri chairman of the 1949
Christmas Seal Sale committee tor
h Wnvnesvillo district, according
,.to Lester Burgin. Jr., general chair
r rrh-unol irimnrtittpi. have DMl
at woricon the campaign for sever
al weeks, and are mailing to the
citizens of this community, Christ
mas seals, and asking that the mon
ey be sent hack for them.
This year the campaign will be
rnnniirled bv mall, and none sold
through schools, or in a house-to-house
campaign, as has been done
In tho nflKt
"Perhaps a little later we might
erect a booth for the convenience
nf some people who did not get
n,,iitfh at first, but that will be
all the sales effort outside of the
mail campaign," Mrs. Lane said.
The committee plans to put the
seals in the mail within a day or so.
The goal for the year is $1,000.
And as in the past, three-fourths of
(Sec Seal Sale rage i
Sanitarian Savs 30
Checked To Date
Passed State Tests
Havwood county's 76 Grade "A"
dairies are now standing a new
And the 30 examined so far,
County Sanitarian A. Lyle Jones
reported this morning, have proven
to be Grade "A".
Mr .tones, who is making the
inspections with County Sanitarian
C R. Keener of Canton, odid tt.e
job would be iinished protjbly by
He said tb;; seven other Graao
A dairies are nearine completion.
When the new ones go into opera
tion, the county will have 84.
Last year, only 35 were operat
ing in the county, with the increase
the result of the Haywood County
Community Development campaign
to boost Grade "A" production.
In addition to the 76 wholesale
dairies being examined, Mr. Jones
said, the sanitarians also will in
spect two dealers who retail raw
milk, and the new pasteurizing
plant now being built by R. L.
Burgin, Sr., on the Dellwood Road.
This latter plant, which will be
examined when it is completed
In th flour future, will undergo
a different type of inspection than
the regular wholesale Grade "A"
Mr. Jones explained that the law
requires dairies to be inspected
at least twice a year, but his onica
Is trying to make such checks at
least every six weeks.
The last Inspection held laie iasi
onrlnff and earlv last summer show
ed all 76 complete dairies to be up
to the Grade A standard.
Ho Klri the1 newest dairy in the
county is expected to go into pro-
rinctinn tomorrow. mis one 15
being . JbuiJt. a.emtMmL
to tl3rtnaCfctoV., ,
Mr 3nul kluv whwleil ihkLthav
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Buriltarv mirvev now beihfl made of
the county'B schools is scheduled
to be completed on or about De
Signs Put Up By
Highway sign crews descended
on Waynesville this week, and add
ed a lot of new highway signs In
the business district. The entire
system was more thoroughly mark
ed. Signs were placed in and near
the intersection of Main and Depot
Streets for highway No. 284, and
19-A and 23. Also at the corner of
Main and Pigeon streets for the in
tersection there of U. S. No. 276.
There is now a sign just across
the bridge on Depot street point
ing to Soco Gap. This has been a
much needed marker for a long
Audit Of Mountaineer s
High Record in neauei
I -i .lotinn books
11 . , ,.,oro audited
week by R. A rarrtn q
auditor for tne ' -ization is
Circulations. " 'g and ad
recognized by pub ishe" an
vertisers as ine circuiation.
slick" for gauging paid c
The auditors .ck every
i :A enhspribers.
0er oi u. wn a
The Mountaineer ... tnr
mptnber Of this organiM"
manv vears, and me buu.-
many ! ,. , inpriase
pleted shows a suust....
Ever the previous report. In fact
tne net gain was above 500 for the
Thl'Mountaineer today has more
readers than at any time since it
Volunteers Assured Of
lwi:Blood Donor Room Here
Two Alarms; But
No Damage Done
Twn alarms in less than 12 hours
sent fire engines roaring out of the
station this week.
But the firefighters just went for
Late Tuesday afternoon, the first
alarm sent them screaming off to
a house about a mile below Lake
But the blaze in the house had
been squelched before the firemen
Fire Chief Clem Fitzgerald said
the fire apparently had been caused
by a defective stove flue and caus
ed no damage.
The second alarm roused the
shivering smoke-eaters out at 5:30
a. m. the next morning, which was
frostv. and sent them off to Bal
sam Street in search of a burning
But again it was just a milk run.
The chief said the motorist got
worried when a sheet of flame
flashed back from the carburetor
after he'd stepped on the starter.
There was no damage.
HUNTER HADLEY. line-smashing
196-pound fullback, is the
main generator that's driven
Monroe's undefeated Pythons to
10 straight victories so far this
season. He scored all three touch
downs when the Pythons whip
ped Canton, 20-0, last September.
Hadley, who has won a place on
the All-State team, last week was
named captain of the North Caro
lina All-Star team for the 1949
Shrine Bowl game which will be
staged at Charlotte on December
3 The Pythons and Waynesville's
Mountaineers will meet in the
Paper Bowl at Canton November
Vninnipors for 1 hp blood bank
will be furnished transportation to j
and from their homes, offices, or
places of work on Nov. 22 when the
blood donor room will be open at
the Waynesville Presbyterian
The Bloodmobile from the Ashe
ville Regional Blood Center will
pay its fourth visit to Waynesville
One-hundred volunteers are be
ing sought to give one pint of blood
each in the program, the Rev. M.
R. Williamson, Haywood American
Red Cross Chapter chairman, said
in his recent announcement.
The donor room will be open
On Dec. 1
Plans for the annual election of
24 directors of the Chamber of
Commerce were completed Tuesday
night as the board met for the re
A nominating committee was in
structed to name, and have suffi
cient ballots prepared, in order
that voting could start on Decem
The ballot box will close at five
o'clock, on December 10th. All per
sons having paid a membership for
the current year are eligible to cast
one vote, it was announced by
James L. Kitpatrick, president.
The 24 directors elected, will
name a president, and all officers
at a meeting on December 20th,
and assume office on January first.
The board heard the financial re
port, which gave a "small' baljn:e
in the treasury until the first of the
year, and also approved plans as
adopted by the Merchants Associa
tion of having a committee to check
the merits of all proposed solicita
tions before business houses are
The board also went on record
thanking Mr. and Mrs. Tom Alex
ander for entertaining the Honor
ary Tar Heels in October, and a
not of appreciation given Mrs.
Frank Knutti, secretary, and John-
n v T PllIHphank tppanrpr fnr
theri efficient work during the year.
a donation ot sao was received
for the Cherokee Indian pageant.
wnicn tne t-namoer ot commeice
agreed to help sponsor.
from 10 A. M. to 4 P. M. However,
if donors cannot come before 4 P.
M., the room will remain open after
the deadline, provided notice is
given soon enough.
Volunteers must be no younger
than 18 nor older than 55 to be eli
gible to make contributions.
Boys and girls between the ages
of 18 and 21 must have a permit by
their parents before they will be
accepted for donations.
Permit blanks may be obtained
at the Red Cross office, members
of the Waynesville Rotary Club, or
from the blood donor room itself on
Girl Scout Fund
Nears $1,000 Goal
A total of S965 has been collected
and an additional $25 pledged to
ward the goal of $1000 set for the
Girl Scout drive.
Funds have been solicited by
members of the Girls and Boys
Committee of the Lions Club, spon
soring organization of tne triri
Scouts, and the Finance Commit
tee of the Girl Scouts.
Hugh Massie. chairman of the
latter crouD. in reporting on the
campaign, stated that the citizens
of the community showed interest
and enthusiasm In the Girl Scout
work and expressed the belief that
the drive would go over the top
before it is completed.
Injured ... 38
(Thlt Information com
piled from Records of
Stat Highway Patrol).
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