The Waynesville Mountaineer
ubl'shed Twicc A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
TODAY'S SMILE ,
The weaker itt to the
stronger sex beeaua of the
weakness of the stronger sex
for the weaker sex.
jrn same, I will
$ found same
to see a welU
young lady with
face at one of
Ok on her face
shoes, and good
4 not hurt her
jo matched, and
le late Sunday
d about getting
and at the last
jtep out of her
er mistake as
wn the aisle at
jt give much of
I but one of her
S' tions will be:
Jo happen this
pg a little girl
I and the usual
jis, when she in-
I I told you. Bo
at you a letter.
le mustered up
I the tight place,
jevcr to forget
scales in front
id his soul sang
saw it was giving
ipy turned to a
fle read: "205."
jted home, hiding
I he ate a chicken
ind black coffee,
fe away irsm, the
prning his legs
le walked to the
only orange juice,
dry toast. One
ie restaurant, he
I his dry lettuce,
wnen his compan-
front of the theat-
iared to death till
fled to his soul and
alad away and or
Ssteak for two, a
td potatoes swim
fand an apple pie
imeter and topped
anilla ice cream,
shed, he walked to
ind ate a double
tand two hot dogs,
le was passing by
on impulse stop
I fixed?" he asked
pn the scales and
ty in the slot.
Hannah and Miss
spent the week end
iege in Gainesville,
of Miss Barbara
ere accompanied to
December 12 Occas-
4 warm and windy be
r early tonight.
fded by the staff of
Max Min. Prec.
64th YEAR NO. 102 12
W. C. ALLEN will observe his
&0th birthday here tomorrow.
For the past fifty years he has
lived in Haywood, and served as
teacher, county superintendent
of education, editor and historian
Plans arc being completed for
Mr. Allen to meet his friends,
and especially all jlhose who
were members of his class at
high school from 1901 to 1313,
at his home on Sunday, the lKlh.
Mr. Allen was born in Halifax
county in this stale, and taught
school for 58 years after gradu
ating from Wake Forest He told
friends here Monday he is "just
resting" at his home on Church
He is active, well and appears
to be a man of about 71).
Only last year he visited every
county in the state in the inter
est of his latest history book. He
travels alone and by bus, and
Concert To Be
Held December 20
The Waynesville Township Ilifih
School band and mixed ehorus will
glue the school's annual Christmas
Concert the night of December 20
at the high school auditorium.
The concert is scheduled to
start at 8 p.m.
Charles Isley,' director of the
band and chorus, made the an
nouncement this morning.
He said the "usual admission
price will be charged," and that
the students of the music depart
ment will start selling tickets to
morrow. The 90-minuto concert will com-
prise the familiar Christmas num-
R. Cove Issues
Ratcliffc Cove challenges any
other community in Haywood
County to a debate and spelling
Bob Francis, Ratcliffe Cove
chairman and half of his commun
ity s debating team, incidentally,
declared that they'll meet any oth
er teams anywhere, any time.
Anyone interested in taking up
the Ratcliffe Cove invitation may
make the necessary arrangements
through Assistant County Agent
All I Want For
Christmas . . .
our rovinz reporter asked
children Saturday what they want
ed for Christmas. The list ap
pears in today's "Voice of the
The reporter started out to get
20 answers, but in no time, the
list had reached 45.
The answers not published to
day will appear in a later edition.
The children were shopping
here Saturday when interviewed.
New Baptist Church Is
Organized At Ninevah
A new Baptist church was or
ganized at Ninevah on Sunday, and
will be known as the Ninevah Bap
tist church. The charter members
in their organizational meeting
elected Rev. C. L. Allen, of Aliens
Creek as pastor
The group already have a deed
for a site to build a rock church,
and plans are underway to begin
construction in the spring. Until
the building is erected, the con
gregation will meet in th basemen
of the Dave Duckett residence. All
summer the group have held Sun
day School in the Duckett yard,
with an average of 30 to 50 attending.
Associated Press and
Directors Named Tor
Chamber Of Commerce
Mrs. E. Roosevelt
Writes About Trip
To Lake Junaluska
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, writ
ing in the current issue of Mc
Calls Magazine, devoted a para
graph to her trip to Lake Juna
luska several summers ago.
The paraghaph she wrote is
In July 1 made a trip to Lake
Junaluska in North Carolina to
speak before a group of Meth
odist women. I had been very
hesitant about going anywhere
in the South. My feeling that
the colored people should have
full civil rights had over the
years engendered a good deal of
resentment in the South, which
resulted, particularly In election
years, in a number of disagree
able letters and editorials. How
ever, the Methodist group was
very insistent, and I was glad
afterward that 1 went, for I en
joyed myself and they seemed
to think my coming was worth
BPW Gives $677 To Camp
Santa Claus is many women to the boys and girls who will be
going to the Haywood County 4-11 Club Camp, and Christmas came
about two weeks ahead of time.
This morning, The Waynesville Business and Professional
Women's Club gave the county agent's office a check for $677.38.
That was the 4-11 Club camp's share of the net receipt from
the Barn Warming Dance and Wheelbarrow Promenade tke wo
men's organization sponsored to open last month's third annual
Tobacco Harvest Festival.
Mrs. Rill Dover, the club's treasurer, presented the check on
behalf of her organization.
Mrs. M. G. Stamcy is president of the club.
Charge For Use
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer said today the Com
munity Development Program or
ganizations would be charged only
with the actual operational costs
when they use county school build
ings for community athletics and
He emphasized that there would
be no charge for mere rental of
"The attitude of the Board of
Education," he said, "is to encour
age the use of the buildings for
"We wouldn't make any charges
at all if there were any other way
of taking care of the expenses of
"But the county simply doesn't
have the funds to pay for the extra
He also said the charge is being
made to satisfy a state regulation
which requires payment by the
agency using school buildings for
purposes other than school activ
ities during regular school periods.
The charge will cover only the
actual operational costs of lights,
fuel, and janitor services.
The amount of these expenses,
Messer explained, would depend
on the size of the gym or auditor
ium, the amount of power used,
and the local wages of the janitor.
(See County Page 6)
Power To Be Off In
Some Areas On Sunday
The power will be off Sunday
from 1:30 to 4:30 in Hazelwood,
Lake Junaluska and Balsam areas,
it was announced today by Caro
lina Power and Light officials.
The shut-off will not ffect REA
or Waynesville, Jt was said. There
are necessary repairs that must be
made, hence the cut-off.
Rev. Mr. Allen said this morn
ing that services will be held every
second and fourth Sundays, with
Sunday School every Sunday morn
ing. The group decided to extend the
time for receiving charter mem
bers until Sunday, January 8. Al
ready 15 have joined, with nine
others having their letters, with a
number wanting to transfer their
The church group elected Nathan
Baldwin and Maxie Davis as dea
cons. Mr. Baldwin also serves as
treasurer, and Alonzo Rathbone Is
United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY
The election committee of the
Chamber of Commerce this morn
ing completed counting the ballots
for the candidates for the board of
directors for the coming year.
A large vote was cast, with the
Representing agriculture, Rich
ard Barber, Jr.
Representing auto sales, and ser
vice stations, Henry Davis.
Representing Industry, John J.
Cuddeback and Whitener Prevost.
Representing business and pro
fessional, Leo Weill.
Representing Hotels and Board
ing houses. George "Mo" Kimball
and Paul Hyatt.
Representing merchants, W. M.
"Bill Cobb and Dave Felmet.
The names of Dr. F. S. Love
and Charles E. Ray appeared on the
ballot, while they are automatically
Jon the board, by virtue of their
respective olfices as superinten
dent of Lake Junaluska, apd chair
man of the N. C. Park Commission.
Each civic organization will
name at least one representative
to serve on the board.
James Kilpatrick, president, an
nounced that the members of both
the old board and new board, would
meet Tuesday, Dec. 20, at which
time the officers for the coming
year will be named.
Lions Dime Board
Takes In Nearly
5100 First Day
The Waynesville Lions sent their
dime board Into action Saturday in
front of the old Citizens Bank
building on Main Street in spite
of the cold drizzle as they launch
ed their annual drive to make
Christmas bright for children who
don i nave much chance for a
Dr. Boyd Owen, chairman of the
club's health and welfare commit
tee, that is pushing the campaign,
reported that the start was a suc
Saturday shoppers dropped a
total of $80 to $100 In nickles,
dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and
bills on the board before nightfall.
He said members of the club,
working in shifts, will operate the
board "practically around the
clock" until Christmas Eve.
Are You A Close Observer, Then
How Many Solid Glass
Doors On Main Street?
Are you a close observer?
Certainly , you hava noticed
that many firms on Mala Street
have installed these modern all
glass doors. The type that are
made of solid glass, about an
inch or more thick.
Just how many of this type
doors would you venture are now
Sales Are Lagging.
Funds Needed To
For Sale 55,700 Tuberculosis
seals at once.
That is what the committee in
charge of the pretty Christmas
seals want to sell right' now, yes
The committee started out with
a quota of 100,000 seals, at one
cent each. That would mean
$1,000 for fighting the dreaded
"white plague" tuberculosis.
As of Saturday, there had been
44,300 seals sold in this community.
Three-fourths of all the money
raised is used in TB prevention
right here in Haywood.
Mrs. B.C. Lane, general chair
man of the seals, said this morn
ing that every effort is being made
to reach the quota by the 20th
The seals are being sold by mail
A. J. Fancher, of Hazelwood, is
, treasurer, and checks should be
I made payable to him,
43 Families Need Help;
Welfare Survey Reveals
Hundreds Of Displays
Day Program On Friday
CHARLES A. WfeBB, veteran
Ashcville publisher, died early
Sunday morning. Funeral serv
ices will be held Tuesday morn
ing. Veteran Asheville
ASHEVtLLE (APT Charles' A:
Webb, 83, chairman of the board
of the Asheville Citizen and Times,
He had been ill since entering n
hospital here in August with virus
A newspaper publisher in this
resort city for 30 years, a civic and
political leader, Webb was presi
dent of the newspapers prior to his
retirement to the chairmanship
earlier this year. The newspapers
also operated Radio Station WWNC
A practicing attorney in his
younger years, he served three
terms in the North Carolina State
Senate and was chairman of the
State Democratic Executive Com
mittee in 1012.
He was one of the prime movers
in the establishment of the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park
along the boundary between North
Carolina and Tennessee.
Webb was a member of the board
(See Webb Page 6)
in use on Main Street here?
The biggest number we could
get guessed from any one was
twelve. Maybe you think that
is too high or not quite high
Well how about sixteen?
AH wrong again.
There are 21 yes, twenty-one
Now you can take the number
you guessed, apply it against 21,
nd determine what per cent of
things you look at that you really
fail to see.
The Waynesville Lions paid their
respects Thursday night to a bunch
of boys who played the game the
hard way straight and clean.
They turned their regular dinner
meeting into a testimonial to the
players of Waynesville High
School's football squad, and to
their veteran coach, Carleton
Weatherby, who won nine tough
games, tied one, and lost only one
in this recent football season.
The role of guest at a dinner of
this size was a little new to the
boys, and they squirmed a little in
their Sunday suits.
But they took the flood of com
pliments as graciously as they took
their victories and their loss last
AFTERNOON, DEC. 12, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
f- .Hundreds of exhibits in handi
craft, household, furnishings and
foods marked the displays of the
Haywood county members of Home
Demonstration Clubs at their an
nual Achievement Day held in the
First Methodist church on Friday.
The highlight of the morning
session was the talk by Miss Caro
lyn Smith, 4-H Club member of
Cherokee county, who was North
Carolina's delegate to Norway in
the International Farm Youth Ex
change last year.
Miss Smith spoke on her exper
iences in Norway and other Euro
pean countries. She told of cus
toms of the people, their manner
of living, and the types of homes
In each country. She explained the
Farm Youth Exchange as a pro
gram for promoting good will in
other countries and to help citi
zens of this country understand the
problems of others.
Miss Smith also displayed an
exhibit of articles from Norway
Including hand-woven pieces, knit
ted socks, glass ware, and sliver.
Prior to the opening of the meet
ing Mrs. W. L. Matncy, church
organist, played. The Rev. J. E.
Yountz, pastor of the church, led
the devotional and Wayne Corpen
Ing, county farm agent, extended
greetings to the club women.
Another feature of the morning
program was the talk by Mrs. J.
S. Gray of Franklin, president of
the. "State Federation, of Home
UemMst!raUon ClUDsVwho told
the recent meeting of the National
Federation in Colorado Springs.
The afternoon session opened
with a devotional given by Mrs.
F. O. Dryman on "A Woman's
This was followed by reports of
secretaries of each home club in
the county and Mrs. Otis Cole,
secretary of the county council,
gave a report on the last Achieve
ment Day program.
Miss Margaret Johnston, county
librarian, spoke on Good Reading
(See Achievement Day Page 3)
CD Chairmen To
All chairmen of Haywood Coun
ty's Community Development Pro
gram organizations will meet at 7
p.m. today at the Haywood County
Court House to survey the pro
gress made by individual families
of all the communities.
R. C. Francis, county Commun
ity Development chairman, will
preside over the session, and As
sistant County Agent Turner
Cathey will be one of the discus
The community chairmen also
will talk over the plans for the fin'
al judging which will determine
which community is the winner of
the $500 prize for showing the
greatest Improvements under the
Community Development Program
The judges, officials of the N. C
State College Extension Service
who made their first survey of
community improvements early
last month, are scheduled to make
their final estimates on January 23
That date will approximate the
first anniversary of the inaugura
tion of the extensive Community
When Program Chairman Jerry
Rogers introduced Coach Weather
by, one of the biggest Lions of them
all, incidentally, guests and hosts
settled back, anticipating some ap
propriate words praising the foot
But the big ex-Duke tackle neat
ly reversed his field and proceeded
to rifle his slncerest passes to the
Lions themselves and those they
Lion Grayden Ferguson, Waynes
ville's town manager, he pointed
out, represents the agency that
makes those Friday night home
games possible In the first place,
with the lighting for the stadium.
Tony Davis, Johnny Cuddeback,
(See Lions Fase 6)
Dies At 99
A. II. M. Rogers, 99, the oldest
resident of Haywood, was burled
at two this afternoon. He died at
his home on Fines Creek Sunday.
Adolphus Hugh Manuel Rogers,
99, believed to have been the oldest
resident of Haywood county, died
at his home in the Wilkins Creek
section of Fines Creek Sunday
afternoon. He had been confined
to his bed for the past five years,
but became critically ill only two
I weeks ago.
Mr. Rogers, known to many as
"Uncle Doc," was a farmer. He
had lived on the home, place for
83 years and for the past 60 years,
he lived in a house he built him
self. ' " - f- ..
He was the son of Matthew and
Elizabeth Lusk Rogers and a
grandson of Hugh Rogers, who
fought in the Revolutionary War.
His grandmother was Nancy Thorn
Despite his advanced age, Rog
ers had done chores on his farm
until five years ago. He was once
widely known as a hunter and was
student of the Bible. He was
active in the Lower Fines Creek
Methodist church all his life.
Funeral services were held Mon
day at 2 p. m. in Lower Fines
Creek Methodist church with the
Rev. R. P. McCracken officiating.
Burial was in Redmond Cemeterv.
Active pallbearers were John
(See Rogers Page 6)
14 WNC Schools
To Have Pupils In
Students from 14 Western
North Carolina schools will com
pete Wednesday in the seed identi
fication and judging contest at
The contestants will he judged
by George Nesbitt of Cranberry
High School. Avery County.
Among those who will take
part in the contest are students
from Waynesville, Clvde. Crab-
tree-Iron Duff, Bethel, Fines
Creek, Hayesville. Murphy, Frank
lin, Glenville, Sylva, and Cullow-hee.
Timber From 480 Acres Of
Watershed Will Be Sold
The town of Waynesville an
nounced this week it would re
ceive sealed bids up to January
14 to cut timber on a 480-acre
The trees designated for cutting
will yield an estimated 424,000
board feet of hardwood, 5,000 board
feet of hemlock, and 84,000 board
feet of chestnut.
Town Manager G. C. Ferguson
said the area to be opened to this
latest culling lies on the west part
of Old Bald Drainage in the
Waynesville municipal watershed.
He emphasized, however, that
the town's water supply is not de
rived from the land opened to cut
ting. This will be the third such con
tract let during, the last year.
Mr. Ferguson said that as has
been the previous practice, the
trees will be cut on a selective
basis. Foresters already have mark
ed the timber which will be sold.
In addition to these marked
trees, however, all chestnut in the
area also will be sold for cutting
The sale of the trees is expected
to add several thousand more
226 People In The
43 Families That Need
Help In Order to Have
Forty-three families, consisting
of 226 people, face a dreary, cheer
less Christmas unless they get
some help immediately.
This fact was revealed this morn
ing, as Mrs. Sam Queen, superin
tendent ' of Welfare in Haywood,
provided The Mountaineer with a
list of the 43 needy cases.
This newspaper, in cooperation
with the staff of the Welfare de
partment, are bringing these fact3
to the attention of the people of
Each family, which the welfare
department terms worthy of need,
is being referred to as a "case."
There are 43 "cases" or families,
and details as to the ages of each
member of the family is being
published in today's issue.
Any individual, group, club or
organization wishing to spread
Christmas cheer this season, can
choose as many of the cases as
they like. Just select the case you
want to help, call the Welfare of
fice, phone 125, and tell them what
case number you want to help.
Then get busy, and fix up a box
or basket of the things you want
that particular family to get. Take
the box or basket to the Welfare
office, on Main Street, by ten
o'clock Thursday, Dec. 22, the staff
of the department will see that
your packages are delivered.. Your
name, or the name of your group
will be on each package given the
This newspaper does not know
the name of a single family listed.
All we know Is that each case is
a deserving one, and without some
help, the 43 Haywood families will
not have any reason to enjoy
Christmas i .4
The 43 cases as compiled by the
Welfare Department are as follows:
Case 1 Mother and father and
four children. Father desperately
ill. Mother not able to leave home
to find employment. Children's
ages: Twin boys 4 years; boy 6
years; and girl 8 years.
Case 2 Father, mother, and four
(See Welfare Page 6)
Noted Couple To
Meet With County
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Jones of
Lumberton, arrived here today to
start a week of get-together meet
ings with the people of Haywood
'county and surrounding areas han
dicapped by the inability to speak
The couple are noted for their
long service among North Caro
lina's mute people.
The first of these evening gather
ings will be held at 7:30 o'clock
Tuesday at the First Baptist church
of Waynesville, which will be the
site of all the other meetings
throughout the week. Meetings
during the day will be planned if
people desire them.
Everyone, in addition to mute
people, are invited to attend these
While in Haywood county, Mr.
and Mrs. Jones will be at the home
of Mrs. C. H. Chamblee on Boun
dary Street in Waynesville.
dollars to the town treasury.
Approved practices of good for
est management are used to se
lect trees to be culled and market
Killed . . . . 7
Injured . . 38
(This Information com
piled from Records of
Stat Highway Patrol).