The Waynesville Mountaineer
A Job Is an uncomfortable
thing to lie down on.
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
64th YEAR NO. 97 14 PAGES
New! WAYNESVILLE. N. C, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 23, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Associated Press and United Press
Handicap Doesn't Stop Work
Willie S. Price hoes some of his land on Chambers Mountain. This
is a characteristic activity for Mr Price, though he's been bent with
a severe attack of rheumatism since lie was 15 years old.
Willie Price Doesn't Let
Handicap Stop His Work
L. E. Mabry
The Rev. L. E. Mabry, I'astor of
Canton's First Methodist Church,
was elected District Chairman of
scouting in Haywood County at the
meeuig m tnc y sh and it s a0out lhe steepest
succeeds Bill Prevost of Hazel-
Willie Price has a Rood excuse
for doing practically nothing.
The only trouble is, he stays too
busy to use it.
The average man would be
strongly tempted to retire to the
rocking chair, and he wouldn't be
blamed much if he did it, if he
were bent nearly double by rheu
matism, the way Willie Price is.
But Willii S. Price can't be called
an average man exactly, and for
that matter his wife can t be called
an average woman
The two of them, with their
eight-year-old daughter. Doris, are
working to whip their 63 acres of
land on Chambers Mountain into
Judge Dan K. Moore of Sylva,
granted two divorces and was pre
paring to hear a jury trial as Hay
wood Superior Court recessed for
Divorces were granted in the
cases of Mary R. Williams vs.
Billy R. Williams, and Alex Arnold
vs Shirley Arnold.
The judge also announced the
current November civil and crimi
nal term would recess all day to
morrow for the Thanksgiving holi
day, resuming business Friday
The court worked rapidly
through the docket this week dur
ing the first two and a half days
of the term as few jury trials were
Among other cases heard earlier
the judge granted divorces in the
suits of Mary Ruby Davis vs.
Claude Davis, Grady Howard vs
Beatrice W. Howard, and Betty S.
Styles vs. Coburn Styles.
The jury list for the first week:
Jack W. Chapman and Hack A.
Smathers, Beaverdam; Francis
Massie and W. S. Prevost, Waynes
ville; Crawford Best, Crabtree;
Henry Francis, Waynesville; David
11 Sharp, East Fork; D. A. Perry,
Beaverdam; Hubert Hoglen, While
Oak; Howard Jones. Clyde; Mrs.
Steve Nichols, Waynesville.
G. V. Howell. Jonathan;
(See Court Page 6)
Record-Breaihing Crowds Aire
Expected At Festival Programs
Parade On Friday Will
Attract Thousands; Many
At Barnuarming On lues.
wood. who wa elected. vice chair
man of the Pistrjct for the comlny
year. C. E. Mainous of Bethel was
named Commissioner. I
The neVly elected officers will
be installed at the December meet-!
lng of the District Committee to be
held at the Clyde Methodist Church i
on December 19. i
Members at large of the District
Committee for the coming year in-
elude J. R. Lyerly, L. K. Gates,
James E. Williamson. Underwood i
Smathers, Marvin K. Smathers. I)
W. Randolph, C. C. Poindexlcr. K.
W. Robertson, Howard ivioiiui. v .n-
roll Warren, W. S. t-awaius. in.
V. H. Duckett, the Rev. I.. E. Mab-
ry, and Carlton Peyton of Canton:
John M. Rigdon, Hugn is.. ici.cn.
C. E. Mainous. Guy Wells. James
Edwards, Clifton Terrell, and me
Rev. Clyde Collins of Bethel; Hill
Prevost, Dr. R. S. Roberson, Ralph
Summerrow, Durand Tichenor. ana
Whitener Prevost of Hazelwood;
Bruce Sellars of Clyde: The Rev.
Dudley Moore and Wallace Mara
of Lake Junaluska, and C. .1
Reese, David Felmet, Paul Davis.
Dewey Stovall. Bob Gibson, The
Rev Malcolm Williamson, m n
Bowles, Ben E. Colkitt. Bill Cobb.
James H. Howell. Dr. Robert Turn
er, and R. L. Callahan of Waynes
farm land in Haywood County.
Besides, resigning to that sort
of leroplaUw docsa'A. ftUiUv.With
the Price cre&d. wTitcV is lietting
what you need by plain, uncom
plaining hard work.
Mr. Price has had rheumatism
practically all of his 54 years. When
he was only 14, it got so bad that
he couldn't straighten up.
He's been working, bent over
like that, tor those last 40 years,
using two canes to support him
self. But. with the help of his wife
unrt friendly neighbors, he's been
making out "all right," he says.
! - I've never begged a dollar in
my life," he said in a matter-of-!
fact tone, as he sat in a cane bot
tom chair in his new two-room
(See Willie Price Page 2)
Ice Causes Two
Wrecks In 90
A' patch, iif ice left by Monday
night's nos on Main Street near
the ornprof Walnut caused two
au(b Co!: in within an hour and
a ball yeprday afternoon.
No on was hurt, however, the
daniM wg minor, the police. De
Wrtirui,tjtArtl1. " ,V
fW - .
,OffVrJ said one car skidded on
tat We id crashed into another
owneA bt Rufus Melton,
jt The damage amounted to a
eoupli tf bashed fenders
ji Ki t minutes Uter, a car driv
es t J. E. Ferrell of Columbia.
8. C, lit the same spot, skidded
out cf iontrol and collided with a
parked iickup truck.
This fine produced nothing worse
TTian tile denting of a door on the
Town workers spread sawdust
over the ice coating and motorists
then proceeded, though slowly,
quite secure in the knowledge that
their cars would travel in the di
rection in which they aimed them.
Sponsors of the Third Annual Tobacco Harvest Festival
were well pleased with the interest and enthusiasm shown
as the program of 5-days and 5-nighta got underway Tues
A large throng packed the Armory for the Barnwarm
ing, and tonight's program is expected to attract a full house,
Dr. E. L. Butz, of Purdue University, discusses tarm
Starting at 7 o'clock tonight (Wednesday), tne
band under the direction of Charles Isley, will
a 30-minute concert.
Many Faiths To Join In
County Union Services
A!'Onion Thanksgiving service
wm4 lNwdt 7:8urfvn- today at
th Haie'TwoOd Presbyterian
The Hev. Paul Thrower, pastor
of the Presbyterian church, said
(his annual special service is be
ing sponsored by the Church of
God. and the Hazelwood Baptist,
Methodist, and Presbyterian
The Rev. M. I. 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 exl ended to every
one invitations to attend.
(See Services PaRC 6)
Get Chicken For
The prisoners in the Haywood
Countv jail also have the tradi
tional Thanksgiving Dinner to
look forward to.
The sheriff's department an
nounced today lhe menu calls
for chicken and sravv, mashed
potatoes, rice, corn bread and
loaf bread, and coffee, with
peaches for dessert.
There are now 25 people In the
county jail, but the department
said there'd be enough chicken
for any others who were admit
ted up to dinner time.
Haywood Burley Growers To Vote
Saturday On Federal Crop Quotas
CARL GOERCH COMING
Carl Goerch, publisher of The
etalo anH well know as a lecturer.
and radio commentator, plan
flv hpre Friday from Raleigh.
Goerch will attend the luncheon,
and see the parade, before flying
back to Raleigh.
Havwood County's burley tobacco
growers will vote Saturday in a
national referendum to decide
whether government marketing
quotas will be continued on the
The county Production and Mark
eting Administration office here
announced today that the polls will
.,.,., :.i R A M. and close at 6 P. M-
i--,.i uli of the county's 1.836
hurley growers to vote for contin
. ued controls, an agricultural speci
"The little grower must vote for
protection, since Kentucky, for in
stance, can raise 20 acres of Bur
ley to our one because that state
has more land available for that
Last year, he said, the county
voted 93 per cent in tavor of the
continuance of government con
trols on the crop.
But, he added, only 51 per cent
of the qualified growers voted.
The county currently has l,4fi4
acres producing Burley Its most
valuable field crop.
The producer may vote for one
of these three propositions:
1 - quotas for one year 1950:
2- no quotas at all:
3- quotas for three years l!)5l ,
1952. and 11)53
The PMA explained that anyone
who has a share in this year's Bur
ley vrop is entitled to vole. This
(See Burley Page 6)
Schools To Close
Everybody but the policemen,
patrolmen, and sheriff's officers
won't be back to work until Fri
day after quilting time this after
noon. The school children are even
At about 3 o'clock this afternoon,
they'll sprint home for a long
holiday that won't end until the
school bells ring again Monday
Chairman George A. Brown, Jr..
of the county Board of Commis
sioners, said today all county of
(iccs except the sheriff's depart
ment will be closed all day Thanks
So will the Haywood County
Haywood Superior Court will re
cess its current term late this af
ternoon until Friday morning.
All stores and business places,
of course, will be closed for the
Bound Qver In .
John Burnice Deweese, 30-year-old
Waynesville man, was bound
over last Monday under $1,000
bond to Haywood Superior Court
on a charge of involuntary man
slaughter. Deweese waived preliminary
hearing before Magistrate Wade
Noland on the charge which grew
oul of the death of a 12-year-old
schoolboy In a traffic accident
He was released after posting
bond for his appearance in the
February term of court.
The victim, Lee G. Coley, Jr.,
was fatally injured when he was
fctruck by Deweese' truck as he
ran across the Dellwood Road near
his home three miles west of
Waynesville. State Highway Patrol
Corporal John L. Carpenter re
Then four of Western North
Carolina's finest quartets The
Skylarks of Ashevllle, the Blaylock
Sisters of Pigeon. Kay Allen's
Aliens Creek Quartet, and the
Francis Cove Chord Busters will
sing before Dr. Butz's address.
At 9 P. M., the spectators will
see some of the results of Hay
wood's Community Development
These will be displayel in a
unique "television" show, made pos
sible by the Community Develop
ment organization in cooperation
with the Merchants Asoclation.
"This program," says Festival
General Chairman Wayne Corpen
lng, "Is different from anything
ever shown In Haywood County."
The religious feature of the Festi
val will take place Thanksgiving
morning at 9 A. M.
At the Waynesville Presbyterian
Church, a Union Thanksgiving Ser
vice will open at that time, with
the Rev. J. E. Yountz, pastor of the
First Methodist Church of Waynes
4lll delivering, the message.
ThV Ra. M R Williamson, pas
tor of the host church, will read the
Scripture, and the Rev. L. G. Elli
ott, pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Waynesville, will offer
The worshippers will hear the
singing of the voices of the combin
ed choirs from the three participat
On Thursday afternoon several
thousand people will jam Waynes
ville High School's stadium to sec
(Se Festival Page 6)
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Houghland
are arriving today to spend the
holidays as guests, of the latter's
sister. Mrs. Aaron Prevost, and Mr
Pictures Of Waynesville-
As a special feature for th
WaynesvUle-Canton tame on
Thursday, The Mountaineer Is
publishing 44 pictures of players
from the two teams.
The front pace of the second
section Is devoted to pictures of
22 men from both teams. Under
their pictures are their Jersey
numbers and position. The pic
tures of the two coaches also ap
pear on the page.
Unteers Report As
iobile Pays Visit
This 176-Pound Bear Once Lived In Pisgah Forest
f reported to the
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Nov. 23 Partly
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to the Waynesville area
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nesville Presbyter" c,.u.
and chairman of the W- n
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had given tneir ;-, d
the donor "'- X eff0rts.
appreciation fo their e
The Gray es of h e
worked on the adm,n lunteers in
Youth Day In
Saturday will be Yputh Day in
the Tobacco Harvest Festival.
It's a day set aside by the Fes
tival officials to honor the mem
bers of the 4-H Clubs. Future
Farmers of America chapters, Fu
ture Homemakers of America
chapters, and the ex-GI's taking
agricultural training in Haywood's
U. S. Rep. Monroe M. Redden
will be the featured speaker,
scheduled to address a Court House
audience at 11:30 a.m.
Before that, the program will
open at 10:30 a.m. with a band con
(See Youth Day Page 6)
Rich Indian Mounds In
Area Might Be Opened
There is a possibility that some
thing difinite for excavating In
dian mounds in this area will be
worked out as a result of the visit
in this section by the Archaeology
Society of North Carolina this
The Society has long been in
terested In the number of Indian
mounds that exist in this section,
and since this is their first trip
to this area, it is expected that
keen interest will be aroused, and
some concrete plans made.
The Society meets Saturday and
Sunday, at Cherokee. On Sunday
the Society will be special tuests
Giving Blood Old Story To
Polish Immigrant Here
of the Cherokees at their feast,
which is sponsored by the Chero
H. M. Doerschuk, of Bladin, is
president of the Society, while H.
C. Wilburn, of Waynesville, is mak
ing all local arrangements for the
Society's visit to Western North
Mr. Wilburn said here yesterday
that the Indian mounds in this
area undoubtedly hold valuable
relics of another generation. Some
of the richer mounds known are
In Haywood county. Most of them
along well known creeks and rivers.
. i. c !...( ki. .naonn Thp hiff hruin was bacced
th first twar killed n me risisau "
Pictured here is the hrsi company. Mr. Corn shot the bear at about 100 yards, and was
b- Mack torn, "f .bout . mile below the Parkway strip at the time. So far this
hunting in the Siniara r piggah about 5Q de(?r Tne deer are not get.
vear. only four bear, na TWs pjcture lg a suR pnotograph of the
tin2 aooui muw
. .j Mk 4 ka aaiimv nf that nPWvriflDPr.
Andrew Mekarski gave a pint of
But that's not news.
The 43-year-old Polish mechanic
has been giving blood, off and on.
He first made the acquaintance
of the American Red Cross back in
1945 at a hospital in a Displaced
Persons' Camp In Saalsbruck, Aus
tria. He gave his first pint of blood
The Polish Underground needed
it badly after the Nazis marched
into bomb-ravaged Warsaw.
So of course he signed up.
He tolil the story in his hesitant
English as he rested in the can
teen just off the blood donor room
that had loen set up in the base
ment of the Waynesville Presby
terian Church. ,
"It was done another way there,"
he explained carefully. "They made
what vou call 'transfusions'."
He said he went to the Under
ground's clinic whenever he was
Many times, he was called every
(See Immigrant Page
Injured ... 38
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