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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park D
C4th YEAR NOT 96 16 PAGES Associated Press nd United Press News W AYNLTeT N. C MONDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 21 1949 Qj11yWOd nd JackSn COUntiC,a
Gray Ladies Complete Plans For Busy Day Tuesday
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The 11 Gray Ladies of the local chapter of the Red Cross, are shown here as they met and completed
plans for the visit of the bloodmohile here Tuesday from 10 until four at the Presbyterian church. This
group plays an important role when the Bloodmohile comes here. It is their dutv to register the don
ors, help type the blood, and provide fruit juices, coffee and cookies to all those attending. The group
is so organized that they can take care of 8 donors every 15 minutes. Seated here, left to right: Mrs.
Felix Stovall. co-chairman. Mrs. Hen J. Colkitt. Mrs. N. F. Lancaster .Mrs. 11 S. Ward, Mrs. R. S. Rober
son. Mrs William Medlord. and Mrs. Charles E. Hay. chairman. Standing, left to right: Mrs. Jack Mcs-
ser, Mrs. Kim Barber
Mrs. Dave Kelmet and Mrs. John Giles. (This is a Mountaineer photograph by
Stale Approves Funds
For Poultry Clinic Here
Gets Bid To
ilor Court opened
f a two-week No
I and civil term,
K. Moore on the
jas hearing a non-
had fined two
plus court costs
sd guilty to charg
llle under the iu
ts, John Wendell
idford. also were
each for three
ivers licenses also
the first week:
inan and Hack A.
1 Best. Crabtree:
fork; D. A. Perry,
4ert Hoglen, White
tones, Clyde; Mrs
i Jonathan; Mrs
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A western North Carolina poul-
! trv diagnostic clinic, approved last
' ueek by the North Carolina Coun
! cil of State, will be established "in
jor around Waynesville." Mountain
Experiment Station Director How
I ard Clapp said today.
! That's pretty definitely known,"
i he said in reply to a question this
... , morning, "but no one knows yet
Waynesville Town- ., ,, . inratf,d
exactly wikmi- h. "" "
or when it will be set up."
He added that he and a poultry
committee, including Assistant
A. Hugh Harris and specialists
from North Carolina State Col
lege, are to confer some time later
in regard to the location and other
ship High School hand director, re
vealed today that his musicians
had been invited to take part in the
Shrine Bowl football program at
Charlotte December 3.
We haven't accepted the invita
tion yet." he said, "thougn we re
SUU cuiismei inn ' sialic
Fa.-h vear the Bowl commUiee -"
nvites a number of the finest bands
in the slate to ptay ai me
The reason lor isley s nesnaui
is the estimated travel expense oi
$200 to hire two 37-passenger bus
es for the round trip.
Isley said members of the local
Shrine organization, the iMns
Club., and other people have in
dicated they would be winn:g i"
help foot the bill.
But, the band director necianu.
'we are making no public appeal
for money for this purpose."
Last Thursday night memDtus in
the Lions Club chippca m
few minutes after Jerry miBu
told them the band nau '.
vited. Isley himselt couia n-"- at
tend this regular meeting oi mc
The American Red Cross Blood
mobile will pay its fourth visit of
the year to Waynesville tomorrow,
seeking voluntary contributions to
the blood bank.
The blood donor room will be
set up in the basement of the
Waynesville Presbyterian church
by medical technicians from the
Asheville Regional Blood Center.
The Rev. M. R. Williamson, pas
tor of the church and chairman of
the Waynesville area Red Cross
chapter, reminded prospective vol
unteers today that the room will
be 5ppn from 10 a. m. through 4
p. m., but will remain open later
to accomodate volunteers who are
(Sec Bloodbank Page 8)
Actual construction was start
ed Ibis morning on the $100,000
fertilizer plant, just south of the
Royle & Pllkington Company.
Plans are to have the modern
concrete and steel building rum
Dieted within 60 (lavs, and ma
chinery will be installed In time
to have products on sale through
out the territory by early spring,
according to C. C. Thompson, presi
dent and treasurer of the firm. Mr.
Thompson is here and will move
his family here from Georgia about
It is estimated that 30 to 3r
men will be given work during the
construction, which is under the
! supervision of David Underwood
The firm will be known as me
Smoky Mountain Fertilizer Com
! puny, "and the products will be sold
' from the Blue Ridge into northern
! Mr. Thompson Is a successful
; fertilizer manufacturer, and has
had many years experience in the
Among Festival Speakers
DR. E. I.. BUTZ, head of the ag
ricultural Economics department
of Purdue University, headlines
the program for Wednesday
night, as he makes an address at
JUDGE CAM1LLE KELLEY. fa
mous juvenile judge of Memphis,
is expected to attract a large
audience at the Armory Friday
night when she speaks on the
Tobacco Feslival program.
Value Of Goods Made In
Haywood Shows Sharp Rise
According To New Report
To Be Issued
The Mountaineer will be pub
lished Wednesday this week in
stead of on Thursday as usual
permit employees to enjoy the
The Council of State last Friday
approved a $14,500 allocation from
the contingency and emergency
f,,,, in set no and operate the
clinic to serve Western North Caro
lina's rapidly-growing poultry in
dustry. The State Department of Agri
culture and the North Carolina
a n,init nr.nl Experiment Station
will operate the clinic jointly.
The Council's action followed by
about a month a State Agriculture
Department's recommendation to
establish such a clinic in the West
cm North Carolina area.
The Council members, who in
clude the Secretary of State, State
Treasurer. State Auditor, and the
f.rnr set tin the fund after
i hearing a statement testifying to
Ule growing production of broilers
and hatching eggs.
These phases of the industry, the
(See Poultry Page 8)
aething To Whet Your Appetite
:kee Feast Will Be
i By Cherokees 4th
New Style Bus To
Be Displayed Here
j a new style air-conditioned dus
will be on display here Tuesday
'.from 12 to 2. The bus will be in
! front of the court house. This new
! stvle bus coach is of the latest de
;sign. and is part of a fleet of
I smoky Mountain Trailways.
I The same bus will be on display
at Canton from 9:30 to 11:30,
At Spring Hill
Two hundred citizens of Hen
son Cove met at Spring Hill
Krhnol last Thursday nieht to
question County Schools Super
intendent Jack Messer about a
state committee's recommenda
tion to consolidate the school.
In reply to questions from the
audience, Mr. Messer explained
during the 90-minutc session that
the county had recommended the
construction of a new school
But, he continued, the survey
committee appointed by the State
Board of Education had recom
mended that no state money be
used for such work.
It had recommended that the
school be consolidated with a
central elementary school.
In reply to another question,
he told the audience that there
was nothing that could be done
the state school program
to get a new building, and that
there was no hope of getting
state funds for the purpose.
Spring Hill, a two-classroom
frame school, has tow teachers
instructing 70 student in the
first through fifth grades.
On The Haida
George F. Lincoln, brother of
Mrs. Joe Liner of Waynesville. is
chief pV'tty officer on the Canadian
destroyer, HMCS Haida. rescue
vessel of 18 members of the B-29
Superfortress which crashed off the
coast of Hermuda last weeK.
Thi Haida was diverted Irom a
training cruise to Charleston, S. C.
and the Wes t Indies to take pan
in the search with other Canadian
and British vessels.
Aboard the Magnificent, Canadi
an aircraft carries, which was used
as a base for the search, was lhyce
Lincoln, son of Mr. Lincoln.
Mrs. Liner, who has not seen her
brother but one time in the past
I imnnlv-lwn vears. and has never
seen her nephew, went to Charles
ton to meet them before she learn
ed of the change in course. The
Haida was ordered directly to
Cuba after the rescue and did not
make the slop at Charleston.
To Be Turned On
Members of the town light
department have completed the
task of stringing thousands of
colored lights on the streets here.
Plans are to turn them on
Tuesday night, the first event of
the Tobacco Harvest Festival.
The lights will be used
throughout the holiday season.
linner of turkey,
I, and all the trim
f look like the first
sit down to their annual Feast on
Sunday, December 4th.
The annual event, spoored by
the Museum oi i"t v--"
dian, has 7 meats on the men.
three drinks, ana me
i., ronfined to only nine.
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Two Thanksgiving Union
Set For Community; Wed.
i. 21 Partly cloudy
Spdy today and Tues-
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(Max. Min. Rainfall
I 57 30
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Services Set For 9
O'clock Thursday A.M.
-., tnA at the tunc
pai ins " - .
Thanksgiving as hp'd- t
With only a few "';-'"-;
invited to this feast, nu.
ur, nf the Archaeology So-
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ciety of North "T'tv w,ll i rreach the sermon during
?pe"8,.,,:n meetm, on Satur-, vices wn.cn
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Wavnesville-s Baptists. Metho
dists.' Episcopalians, and Presby
rians "win gather together
Thanksgiving morning for ttieir
SSl Union Thanksgiving ser-
ViThe Rev J- E- You,.,tz- pMS?
n thP First Methodist cnurcn,
will open at 9 a. m.,
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! church. wnue -
nl.m S M. K. Wimdlii.
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president of the or,- is Uicipating Method. r
H. C. WUburn m -'"- tne
making arrdu. -
meeting which is .m
held west of AM'"' "'
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Grace Episcopal, ana V " 7J
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BEV. J. E. YOUNTZ
Hazelwood To Have
Union Services Wed
nesday Night at 7:30
Another Union Thanksgiving ser
vice will be held at 7:30 p. m. Wed
nesday at the Hazelwood Presby
The Rev. Paul Thrower, pastor
of the Presbyterian church, said
this annual special service is De-
ing sponsored by the Church ot
God. and the Hazelwood Baptist,
Methodist, and Presbyterian
The Rev. M. L. Lewis, pastor of
the Hazelwood Baptist church will
preach the sermon on the subject:
"God's Benefits and Our Grati
tude." The Presbyterian Choir will
bring the special music.
Mr. Thrower extended to every
one invitations to attend.
Last week's bitter cold claimed
at least one life in Haywood coun
ty A 48-year-old Canton Negro,
known by the name of Jake Davis,
was found dead by two sheriff's
deputies yesterday near Lake Juna
luska Dr .1 Frank Pate, the county
coroner, announced that a jury dc
1 cided after an inquest that Davis
! had died of exposure.
He said the Negro's body was
! found lying near an abutment of
the bridge going to Camp Adven
ture oil Highway 19.
.lake a handyman, was consider
ed a ureal sports fan and one of j
the most loyal supporters the Can-1
ton High School football team and
Champion YMCA's Softball team
Sheriff's deputies started look
ing for him after worried relatives
I reported he had been missing since
llr Pale said he was last seen
early the next day. apparently on
his way to a fishing spot at the
The coroner's examination show
ed that Davis had been dead at
least 48 hours.
He said the Negro apparently had
fallen into the lake while fi.shing,
and, after getting out of the wat'T,
walked to the bridge and went to
The official verdict was Davis
had met death through natural
causes, through exposure to the
The value added by manufacture
of goods produced in manufactur
ing establishments of Haywood
county has increased by approxi
mately $13,994,000 since before tne
war, according to Information re
ceived here from C. Parker Per
sons, Regional Director of thu U.
S. Department of Commerce.'
A Census Hureau report from its
1947 Census of Manufactures
shows. Mr. Persons said, that in
1939 the value added by manufac
ture of uoods produced by manu-
of llavwood county was
$8,227,000 and that in 1947 it was
$22,221,000. The term "value ad
ded by manufacture" means the
value of manufactured goods in ex
cess of the cost of materials and
supplies, the Commerce Depart
ment official explained.
Most branches of Haywood coun
ty's manufacturing industries have
grown correspondingly in the
eight year period, it was stated.
The number of employees engag
ed in manufacturing operations has
increased from 2.132 in 19JU to ,
405 in 1947, and salaries and wag
es paid from $2,369,491 to $13,
087.000. The Census Ilurcau report, cop
ies of which are available at the
United States Department of Com
merce offices in Atlanta and Charl
eston. S, C at 20 cents a copy, also
reflects the rapid strides made by
North Carolina industrially since
before the war. For example, the
value added by manufacture of
goods produced in the State as a
whole increased by more than a
billion dollars since 1939. going
from a valuation of $544,181,000 in
that vear to $1,646,673,000 in 1947.
Also. I he number of establishments
engaged in l anufacturing opera
tions has grown from 3,225 in 1939
to 5.322 in 1947, the number of
employees from 294,314 to 381,
480. and salaries and wages paid
from $246,834,206 to $758,895,000.
! Haywood county's most ambit
ious pageant will be unveiled to
I morrow night.
I Th.. name is familiar, but the
face will wear a new and dazzling
brilliance that the officials are
confident has never been seen be
fore in the county, with due respect
to the past performances of its
It's the third annual Tobacco
Harvest Festival that will be
launched at 7:30 p. m. tomorrow
in a Barnwarmlng at the Waynes
More than 20,000 people are ex
pected to wttnessj.the five-day pro
gram before It comes to its brilliant
close at the Armory Saturday night
in the crowning of the Tobacco
Queen for 1949 and the exciting
square dance and string baud con
tests that have already attracted
the finest combinations in the state.
Most of them will turn out bar
ring bad weather Friday after
noon to see Western North Caro
lina's greatest parade.
Starting at 2 P. M., both of North
Carolina's U. S. Senators D r.
Frank P. Graham, and Clyde R.
Hoey, and U. S. Rep. Monroe Red
den of Hendersonville with a num
ber of other leading state officials
will lead the brilliant parade from
the Waynesville Township Hili
School through Hazelwood and
Waynesville to 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 Wavnesvllle area businessmen
and merchants, are scheduled to
drive in the procession also to the
stirring tunes of at least six ot the
state's finest bands.
That day has been designated as
"Ladies and Teachers Day" by the
Before the parade. Mrs. Perry
Tavlor. vlce-Dresidenf of the Fed.
erated Women of North Carolina,
will address the Festival audience
at the Court House.
A band concert will open the
program at 10:30 a. m. at the same
Following Mrs. Taylor's speech,
the special guests will be honored
at a luncheon by the Waynesville
The Barnwarming, sponsored by
(See Festival Page 2)
arrantfunipiik hnH not
oeen completed up io noun iuuay.
Among the survivors is the vic
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Messer were
among the fans at the Duka-Caro-lina
game in Durham Saturday.
Mrs. Thrower Still In Hospital
The condition of Mrs. Paul
Thrower of Hazelwood, who is a
patient at Mission Hospital In
Asheville. is unchanged according
to the last report. Mrs. Thrower
was injured in a fall early in Oc
tober and lias been in the Asheville
hospital for treatment for the past
Lions Plan Float,
Give Band $54
The Waynesville Lions Club last
Thursday night decided to enter a
float In the Tobacco Festival pa
rade, laid the groundwork for their
annual Christmas campaign for
underprivileged children, discuss
ed a proposal to change the method
of considering candidates for mem
bership, admitted two new mem
bers, and raised $54 on the spot to
I help send the Waynesville High
acnooi oana to tne snrine bowi
Game in Charlotte.
Dr. Boyd Owen, chairman of the
club's health and welfare commit
tee, reported that the dime board
(See Lions Page 2)
New Rates Set Out By Post Office
Postage On Christmas
Cards Will Cost More
It's going to be slightly more ex
pensive this year for the citizens
to express their Christmas senti
ments. Col J. Harden Howell, the Way
nesville postmaster, explained to
day that new postal regulations say
you can't sey "Merry Christmas"
through the mail under anything
smaller than a two-cent stamp.
In brief, the postal people have
lmuorpH thn hnom on the old 1 V2
cent sentiment. It takes a two-cent
1 stamp for unsealed envelopes.
That also goes for the off-size
The only kind of card you can
send through the mail under a one
cent stamp is the regulation size
like those sold at the post offices.
And if you want to send your
greetings in those itty-bitty unseal
ed envelopes, it'll cost you three
Specifically, that's what it takes
for an envelope less than four inch
es long and three inches wide.
(See Postage Page 2)
Injured ... 38
(This Information com
piled from Record of
SUU Highway Patrol).
t ; '
Mr Williamson saia
(See inion Service-Page 8)
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