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Published Twice-A-VVeek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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64th YEAR NO. 103 18 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESV1LLE, N.
and Jackson Cuntie.
St. John's Will Open
odern Boys' Camp
A Long Picture
- A Long Record
To Open New Store
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r necklace in
let. But she
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printer's ink is
editor of the
i School bands
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The new L-B Hardware Store on Balsam Road in Hazelwood will
join this area's business family Monday morning when it opens for
its first day of business. A. P. lOtti Ledbetter, (left!, W. A. Brad
ley (right), and Richard Bradley are the owners of Haywood Coun
ty's newest firm.
St. John's School of Waynesviue
will open a boys' camp late next
spring on 100 acres of mountain
land on Hemphill between Moody
Knob Branch and Roaring Branch.
The plans were announced today
s.hont officials who revealed
the 100-i jre site was bought last
month from Linton and Marion
Holconibe of Hemphill.
Raymond Fane, Sr., of Pittsbugh,
Pa , father of one of the St. John's
priests, bought the property, which
is about two-thirds umoerianu, mi
The purchase price was not dis-
! ,.w..H hut the Rev. Rahe said mis
morning that when the camp is
completed will represent an in
vestment of $15,000.
Workers currently are building
four cabins large enough to hold
ten boys each, a swimming pool,
and a main lodge which will con
tain the mess hall and living quart-
Father Rahe added that officials
also are considering building a
(See St. John's Paec 6)
Publicity Group Set Up
By Tourist Association
jdy. meeting a
drug store the
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showing a neck
ttt for her teen
t onlooker was
do these days,
st to see how it
now, in case she
ad one of these
hes, and try as
tic woman could
the daughter was
ffents, the catch
4st as the ener
urst in asking:
fs new? Why
Upset, what's the
lese new f angled
Directors of the Western North
Carolina Tourist Association yes
terday morning approved a pub
licity committee and discussed a
survey of tcirist accommodations
the organization is now making.
r. ...:., ik Vinsv meeting in the
office of the State Park Commis
sion here, Association rrrsmcu.
James Myers announced the ap
pointment of Paul Hyatt of
Waynesville as chairman of the
new publicity committee; and Mrs.
i B Tweed of Hot Springs, Wil
n. S Pruett of Ashcville. and
James C. Gaithcr of Brevard as
The major share of the discus
sion was centered on the survey
being made covering the listing of
all facilities in the western coun
ties to prepare for the heavy vol
ume of visitors expected to come
to this section next season.
. . m.mhnr of tourists is
expected to come to sec the first
Performance of the Cherokee
pageant which will be held July
1 on the Cheroxee n""
When the list of facilities is
completed, the information will bi
T nnhlicitv literature
lllClUUeu r- - - ..
which will be sent out after the
first of the year.
. n..l, rmnmission Utldll-
Charles E. ay u"
(See Tourists Page 6)
Prof. Allen To
Prof. W. C. Allen, author, his
torian, teacher, and editor, will
observe his UOth birthday Sunday
at his home on Church Street. '
Friends are invited to call dur
ing the hours from three to five
o'clock in the afternoon. A special
invitation is extended to former
pupils of the high school classes
he taught from 1901 to lwiw.
No formal invitations are being i
j issued. ,
Prof. Allen, who has lived in
u...,ri rounlv for half a century,
"""" ' . . . I.U
is still active and in gooa neaim.
Onlv last year, he visited every
one of North Carolina's 100 coun
ties travelling by bus and train, in
connection with his most recent
edition of a textbook on state hls-
'"lle also is the author of "The An
r Havwood County." and at
I one time served as superintendent
of county schools.
A native of Halifax County and
a graduate of Wake Forest College,
Pmf Allen taught school for 58
Sale Of Yule
Be Held Saturday
A sale of Christmas decorations
for the home, sponsored by the
Richland Garden Club, win
in the R.E-A. Building on Main
Street Saturday morning.
The' decorations, to be made by
elub members will include table
and mantel arrangements, wreaths
and swags for doors, miniature
ni.i..i,ae irpo nun party favors.
Special pieces are being made upon
request. - .
Advance orders are being tak
hv Mrs. James L. Elwood and
Mr. J. W. Ray until noon lum-
Mrs Ray will be hosiew
informal luncheon for the garden
elub at her home tomorrow, at
which time the club members will
work on the decorations.
35 Needy Families
Are Without Sponsors
ni rfxe Of 43
Salvation Army Night
Have.To Curtail Help io
Poor; Need More Funds
To Begin On 21st
Christmas holidays for Way
nesville schools will begin Wed
nesday, December 21, at tnree
The students will be free from
classes until Thursday, January
hy Ingram Studio)
Today for 1950
Sethel School last
of the children in
de to make up
jnd turn them in.
I came, one grave
4 her his card,
4 and then quietly
ier pupils out of
Examining it after
teacher read these
carefully in the
fThere's a good
there's a good
Appeal Is Made
For Toys For
An appeal for toys is being made
. " Mi,.hal chairman of
.... ,iin is in charge 01 mc
ru-I u"ty Christmas tree
sponsored by the organs-
needy children. .
The Town of Waynesville and
the Waynesville Rotary club
contributions each year but add.
that every child prewn wl re
ceive a gift. Gilts
the Health Department in the base
ment of the courtnouse
Sloan New Head
Of Royal Arch
Mason Unit Here
Hugh Johnstone Sloan, Jr., was
elected high priest of the Waynes
ville Chapter 69, Royal Arch Ma
sons last Friday night when the
York Rite Masonic uomes inu
their officers for the coming year.
Other officers named were:
Charles H. Metcalfe, king; Harry
Adrian Lantz, scribe; William Al
bert Abel, treasurer; Claude Ben-
unnnnk secretary; Frank E.
Worthington, captain of host; Jos
eph Wav Howell, prin soujrn; Ed
win Paul Martin, R. A. Captain;
Ralph Edwin Calhoun, master of
veil: Ralph K. wnuenouse,
part in the U. S. Production and
Management Administration con
servation program today started
casting their votes for 1950 local
and county officers.
The voting opened at B A, M. in
,20 precincts for the selection of
from each of the 23 communities.
Tomorrow, they will cast their
ballots at the County PMA office
in Hip Court House to elect the
three members of the county com
a simDle majority will deter
mine who the local and county
officers will be for the year start-
in? Januarv 1.
ThP Cnuntv PMA committee
hprs now in office are Chair
man A W. Fereuson of Crabtree,
Vice-Chairman J. B. Hipps, and
C. R. Liner, regular member.
Miss Sarah ' Fu bright, County
PMA secretary, reminded farmers
today that all those participating
in the PMA program are eiigime
WILLIAMS has not
been "officially" the winner of
the corn growing contest in the
state, but so far his record is the
best. Mr. Williams, a Haywood
farmer and cattleman, grew
141.34 bushels of corn to the
acre. Mr. Williams, together
with M. O. Galloway, own and
operate Graceland Farms. They
are also the owners of the $7,
000 Hereford bull just brought
Mr. Williams is shown holding
some of the 141 bushels of corn
which he grew.
The official announcement is
due to be made soon.
Signs Point To
Season This Year
ti,o iani sv Christmas 1949
will be considerably merrier for
Waynesville area folks than Christ
mas 1948 was.
Col. J. H. Howell, Sr., Waynes
ville postmaster, said yesterday the
increase of business on Monday
and Tuesday point to this.
He indicated, however, it was a
little too early to tell, since at that
time the Christmas mail volume
K-wli't hoonn tn start flowing.
aside from Christmas cards mailed
and delivered locally.
But Judging from the sales of
stamps during those two days, this
Christmas should be better than
Col. Howell reminded everyone
In not their nackases mailed as
soon as possible, instead of wait
ing until the last minute.
He said he had engaged three
extra employees to help handle the
usual late Christmas rush, and thnt
the nost office would remain open
later than usual on the last two'
Saturdays before Christmas.
This coming Saturday, he said,
the stamp and general delivery
windows would be open until 4
. i n A
p. m., ana on uecemuei ft
Christmas Eve all departments of
the post office would remain open
until 6 p. m.
The post office will be closed all
day December 26, however, he added.
The Salvation Army faces a
sharp curtailment of their usual
Christmas activities unless contri
butions Increase in the next few
day. according to Major Cecil
Brown, in charge of the work here.
Major Brown s plans call tor pro
viding Christmas cheer tor some
900 people, and six Christmas tree
programs. She estimated the cost
would be $1,000. To date, only
about $300 has been received.
The appeal by mail has orougni.
ir. annul $200. while the kettels on
Main Street average about $20 per
Major Brown pointed out thai
none of the families which the
Salvation Army will care for are
among the 43 as listed by the
welfare Dcnaitment. "We check
with the department before help
ing any family, in order to avoio
duplication," she said.
The first of the Christmas tree
programs Is slated to be held at
Maple Springs Sunday morning at
10, and the other ai & oown m
ch'nr.n T.mirel On Monday the
program will shift to Little Creek,
on Tuesday at uonme nm, u
Wednesday here in Waynesville.
The last will be o nDecember 26,
when the staff will go into the Big
Bend section. That is an all-day
ir. onuirinp about 5 miles of
The program covers caring ior
the complete Christmas needs of
some 25 families, Major Brown
Only 8 Cases Of 43
Have Been Taken To
Date; Time Is
Thirty-five of the original 43 ..
destitute cases on rolls of the
Welfare Department face a dreary
Christmas unless some person or
group agrees to help before ue-
As of noon today, eight oi tne j
cases had been assigned to Sun
day classes or individuals.
Mrs. Sam Queen, superintend
ent of Welfare, said this morning
that there had been several otner
inquiries about some of the cases,
but only eight had actually been as
signed. The remaining 35 cases present
an acute need for assistance. These
families will not have any Christ
mas cheer unless some help is re
ceived before the 22nd.
This year the Welfare Depart
ment is making plans to deliver all
baskets or boxes which are brought
to their office. All packages must
be in the office by noon of the
Th n.toc ctm available, include:
Case l 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.
rIU f. Father, mother, and four
children. Father partially blind-
mother sick and unable to wor.
Children's ages: Girls age 10, 5 and
1 Boy age 3 years.
Case 3 Father, mother and sev
(See Welfare Page 6)
Elaborate Plans Complete
For Christmas Edition
Elaborate preparations are being made for the annual Christ
mas edition of The Mountaineer, which will be published on
Thursday, December 22.
A number of additional features have been added this year,
and present plans are to have the entire front page of art work,
with the front page news on page three.
Many special features, of art, pictures and stories have been
gathered for incorporation Into the edition.
This year, through special arrangements with a group of
artists, the advertising department has secured an unusual assort
ment of artistically designed greetings for use In the edition.
There is no extra charge for this art work. Those wishing to have
a message of greetings in the edition should call the advertising
department at 700 immediately.
E. Pigeon Takes
Thnv sav Havwood county folks
will accept a challenge at the drop.
of a hat.
Well, somebody must have drop
ped a hat, because Ratcliffe Cove's
citizens have a couple of contests
Last week. Bob rrancis, uai
cllffe Cove chairman and one of
the stalwarts of his community's
debating team, issued a challenge
inviting anybody to meet the Rat
cliffe Cove debating and spelling
teams anywhere, any time.
The ink was barely dry on
Thursday's Mountaineer when As
sistant County Agent Turner
Cathey's phone rang.
The man on the other end of the
line was Van Wells, East Pigeon
Community chairman, accepting
A few minutes later, Cathey is
sued this communique:
Rain Cuts Lions
Club Dime Board
The bad weather this week was
mniih nn the children.
The Waynesville Lions uuus
Dime Board did very little busi
ness Monday and Tuesday as the
cold rain kept shoppers and every
body else off the streets.
Boyd Owen, chairman of the
club's health and welfare commit
tee, reported today the Boara
took in more last Saturday than
it did the rest of the week,
nn Saturday, the first day the
annual campaign to get Christmas
gifts for Waynesville s neeay cnu
drcn got underway, shoppers and
visitors gave nearly $100.
The next few days, however, the
Board workers collected only
The chairman reported an re
ceipts up to yesterday totalled only
However, the coming ot tne sun
this morning brightened the pros
pects. Dr. Owen forecast clearing skies
would be followed by showers of
nickels and dimes.
Light Snow Fell Here
Ratcliffe Cove and East Pigeon XT. ,
will meet in an intercommunity de- Late Wednesday mgm
i , hoo nn January
uate rt'"1 v , .
5 at the Ratcliffe Cove Community This area had a light snowfall
15 Partly cloudy
jr and Friday.
sd by the staff of
, Max. Min. Prec
i.67 54 .10
63 43 .47
-..64 35 .16
VIZZ which will include IV of 2. veil: James Wood Reed,
the progion'. ,hniisei t- ,i.r nf l veil: Louis Nath-
! "lhied LTh be heFd Christmas damel" creen. sentinel; and Benja-
5..." . .. time candy, nuts, and min Franklin Clark, chaplain.
rruits will be given to the chil
dren in-dd"--,,. the
A conceit ,.
high school band prior to the dis
tribution ot gins
Mrs Frieda Knopf is leaving to
riav for a two weeks' visit with
friends in St. Petersourg
Colleee Football Star Of The 1890's Says
Football Today Played On Scientific
Basis; More Thrills Than Back I'hen
Coon Hunters In National
Forests Have Ltooa iaick
Sixty-lour coons were bagged
the first Vftrw 1
gah coon hunt this ,
colm Edwards, reiuBe fr
of the Wildlife Commission
The Pisgan num. --
nights next weeK
lowed two dogs, and a gun. The
bag limit is one coon per man, ana
hunting hours are from 6 p.m. to
6 a.m. Permits are $5 per party of
TIip checking station
t. h Sherwood hunt is just
.u.,, ciinhiirst. and the Pisgah
ui,ino stations are at the Fins
p.pnR and the North Mills River
Hunters on tne t-ibga iiuino
i np one nunieis
be thrown open for coon hunting (hjs wcek reported coons were
How would one of those bigi
"iron man" college teams of the !
days of the handle-bar mustaehe
and the flying wedge make but
against a good 1949 college eleven?
Well, the old-timers would prob
ably take a terrific beating.
This view was indicated yester
day by one of the best ct the
old-timers" who speaks from the
experience gained from playing
for three different schools ana
watching the game develop through
nearly two generations. 1
He's Dr. Tom Strlngtieia, ot
Waynesville, regarded as one of
th finest ends Vanderbilt, old
Trinity, and North Carolina ever
It' become almost a rule. for the
"old-time" football players to de
clare more or less flatly that the
Iron men of football s infancy
would make hamburger put of the
Dr. Tom, however, who played
60 full minutes In every game of
every season from 1892 to 1897.
says just as flatly that a modern
team would score a touchdown a
"The game's much more scien
tific, and much more interesting
than it was when I was playing,"
nhsprved the man who was recog
niiprf as the stroneest boy in this
section when he was in his laie
"Rut " he added with a strong
note, of conviction, "these boys to
day certainly aren't more rugged
than wb were.
He backed up the statement by
askiniz a simple Question
"How many modern tootbau
olavers could So 60 minutes two
Lighted Tree On
Court House Lawn
One nf the orettiest Christmas
scenes in the area, is the lighted
tree on the court house lawn.
Members of the town light de
partment strung hundreds of color
ed lights on the tree Wednesday. A
huge star tops the decoration. The
liehts were turned on Wednesday
night, and presented a "perfect
Wednesday night, following 4-days
of light rains.
By noon most of the snow naa
melted, with only light traces in
protected shaded areas.
EDW. N. NEWMAN, JR.,
LEASES HOTEL IN FLORIDA
T.rtw. N. Newman. Jr.. who has
been the lessee of the Le Faina
Hotel here for the past two years.
has leased The Edgewater Hotel,
Winter Garden. Fla. Mr. Newman,
his mother, Mrs. Edw. N. Newman,
Sr., and his brother. Frank, have
been in Winter Garden for the
past several weeks, and already re
port that visitors are arriving in
Florida for the winter season.
Police Issue Stern
Warning In Use Of
All persons caught shooting fire
works will be arrested, the police
deDartment warned today.
"The law prohibiting shooting
of fireworks is still in force, and
our instructions are to arrest any
person violating this law, the offi
The law enforcement officers
(Jinjcu i.uuiu ww - - - - 1 l ne law eiuuitcuicm. wutwu
full halves of 30 minutes each- pointed out that the law was coun-
DR. TOM STRINGFIELD
"And how many of them could
do that every game a season?"
This particular writer can think
of oue man, if you're allowed to
go back to 1929 and still call it
r (See Dr. Stringfleld Page 5)
tv-wide. and not just a town or
Miss Jean Ann Bradley has ar
rived from Brenau College to
SDend the holidays with her par
ents, Mr, and Mrs. W. A. Bradley.
Injured . . . 38
(Thla Information com-
plied from Records ot
Stat Highway Patrol).