The Waynesville Mountaineer
Tublished Twicc-A Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
TODAY'S SMILE .
Preacher "Stop! D JOB
think a flaw of that Tile staff
will quench your thirst?"
Sot "No. I'm coin- to
drink the whole bottle."
64th YEAR NO. KM 1 1 PAC.KS
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 19, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and JackAon Countie.
Associated Press and United Press News
f to get opinions
R. F. Harris of
certainly gave a
fle that probably
1 charge of a fine
en who are here
Power and Light
.ged in enlarging
if' work has tak
towns and to back
I average visitor
occasion to visit,
jettiest towns he
Harris says this
eanest places he
,U. And he laid
Upon the fact that
a single "dirty"
js opinion, every
ley is kept in as
M though it were
ihe Lions Club
large number of
Ight and Blind aid
sent back money
the rate of one
yeek, the club re-
Heavy Deposit In Waynesville Bank
if x I
Welfare Cases Dwindle To 26;
New ADDeals For Aid Made
use your stamps,
obeli (postal eni-
i accept them. He
I good for mailing
enclosing them to
ith one dollar for
I M. Palmer,
tone who believes
as he makes his
worthy causes. His
;he Club, and his
a worthy cause.
pasty rumor go;ng
mta Claus lost his
j into the Pigeon
Cambell, Jr., shot
ade a thorough in
. ma tier and found
irt has absolutely
did NOT fall into
ill,, Jr., did NOT
jt few months, any-
Graceland Farm's new pi i.i-v. inning Hen-ford bull is now familiar to newspaper readers from Iljch
mond to New ()i It aits The Associated Press i'ho'o Service has distributed 1 his Ingram's Studio plc
ture of Helmsman 18th un tlisoliiv in V;incsville's i-'irst National liank to its inemher paiwrs through
out the Southeast. More than 2.1)!',) people came to the hank the mnniing ol December 10 to see the
l,600pound bull. So lai, this photo has hern published in the Raleigh News & Observer mid the
Charlotte News, anion- other pap i s throunhout t he area. Officials of Ihe hank looking over the $7,000
bull include deft to n;:hii 1.. . Davis, director, .1. II. Way. Jr., viee-pi esidenl . Jonathan Woody, presi
dent: Joe S. Davis, cashier: and Joe Jack Atkins, assistant Cashier. M. . Calloway and Dwighl Wil
liams, co-owners of Ciacclan.l Farms, stand next to Atkins.
Business Here Shows
Waynesville High School's con
cert band of 55 musicians and
mixed chorus of 90 voices will give
their annual Christmas Conceit at
8 p. m. Tuesday in the school
But for 30 minutes before the
concert opens, a brass choir will
play the old favorite Christmas
carols on the school lawn.
The main concert of light music
will have a Latin-American touch,
however, and it took a lot of work
to put it there.
Director Charles Isley's boys
ami gins w in pmy uurueii s ui-
rangement of Morton Gould s
Director Charles Isley and Asso
ciate Director Robert A. Campbell
spent a lot of time begging, bor
rowing and buying the Latin
(Scc Concert Paec 8)
Rural People To Discuss
Road Heeds Wednesday
Add Two More
Trees To List
Waynesville merchants reported
after the lirst big Christmas-shopping
weekend last week that the
volume of sales was as great or
greater than last season's but re
ceipts were down.
They explained this puz.le this
D......I.. ...... I.lll.i.lr. I...t
Add to the list of beautiful . . , . :u-""h
outdoor Christmas trw, the onert 1,1 ?
U, M-hnilei in, h hurD i Some locil bu.si nessnien .-stimul-
and the one on the square at ; ' ! that prices were as much as 20
Clyde. I I"'1' t''nl lower on most giit items
this season, and thai sales income
was down correspondingly.
Meanwhile, most merchants pre
i pared well in advance to handle
:the usual last-minute buying rush
Both of the living trees, are
elaborately decorated by many
colorful lights. These two trees
rival closely the one on the court
manager of the
, is in the collect
Dd he wants to get
lay he reported he
a dozen children's
them matching, a
coat or a good
: to a good woman
also reported the
id been left in the
ago as last summer,
shown up to claim
by engaging extra clerks and sales
men and women.
They expected the peak of the
I late buying season to come Satur
day, the last weekend before
! Christmas, and during the days
! immediately following the big
! At Ihe same lime they expressed
This morning marked the formal ihe wish that shoppers would pre-
wood-MaRgie section of ' the coun
ty shortly after dark Saturday
night Several roofs suffered dam
age, and some of the utility wires
were reported damaged.
The gale swept up the valley,
accompanied by heavy rains. Small
buildings, and loose roofing suf
fered the most.
Head Of Masonic
Area Hit By A
Hard Wind Storm
i-0Ji wittds, slruckthe -J3euJsiljub4..jX the
Raymond A. Hart,
Died Early Today
Raymond A. Hart, 52, manager
of the Cut Sole department of the
A. C. Lawrence Leather Company,
Hazelwood. died suddenly about
8:30 this morning of a heart at
tack. The attack struck Mr. Hart at his
office in the plant. He was rushed
to the Haywood county Hospital,
but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Funeral services will-fie held at
i l L i
hour to b& set later. 'Rav. A. F
Khorbacher' and Kev. R. Rahe will
be in charges.
The body will be returned to the
(See R. A. Hurt Page )
& keep them a few
then, if the owners
I at his office, he'd
hing over to local
t he'd keep any other
hereafter for 30 days
ere not claimed dur
d, he'd give them to
f. owners come for
oes aren't going to
riuch good. None of
opening of the h-li Hardware Store
in Hazelwood. The new firm is
owned by W. A. and Richard Brad
ley and A. P. "Ott" Ledbetter. The
location is in the Bradley building,
on the highway, next to the Brad
ley Super Market.
The owners are well known in
the merchantile field here. Mr
Ledbetter, active manager, started
in the hardware business with Way
nesville Hardware Company in
The firm has a large stock o!
nationally known brands.
I hey d(
Christmas earlier than
William A Coble was elected
Illustrious Master of the Doric
Council No. 20. Koyal and Select
Masters, at a recent meeting of
the Masonic orgnization here.
Joseph W. Howell was elected
deputy master; Harry A. Lantz'
prin con of work; William A. Abel,
treasurer; Claude B. Hosaflook,
recorder; Kdwin P. Martin, cap
tain of guard; Benjamin F. Clark,
con of council; and Ralph E. Cal-
Havwood county citizens invesU noun, siewaro
By the time many of them get
(Seed Business Page 8)
In Bonds In Nov.
$600 In Seals
Sold To Date
Contributions to the Christmas
Seal fund was exactly short $400 of
the goal of $1,000.
According to A. J. Fancher.
treasurer, 477 people have con
tributed exactly $600.85.
Mrs. R. C. Lane, general seal
sale. chairman, and her associates,
sent out 2.500 letters to individ
uals and firms in the community
Three-fourths of the money col
lected remains here to aid in the
consistent fight against tuberculosis.
rd $25,200 in Series E Savings
Bonds during November, accord
ing to a report made public today
by .1 E Massie, general chairman
The report showed that no sales
were made of either F or G series
of bonds here during the past
month. The total for the state of
all tvpe of bonds during Novem
ber exceeded $3,600,000.
The elections were held at a
The officers will be installed at a
Special Assembly opening at 7:30
p m. Friday. January 13.
$130 First Night
Last Thursday night, more than
50 people phoned the First Nation
al Bank lobby and requested
friends to sing.
That meant $130 to the Waynes
ville Lions Club's Christmas Cheer
fund and extra stops for Santa
Claus at the homes of needy children.
The requests came in a steady
stream during the three hours af
ter the first of the two annual
Lions Club Christmas broadcasts
(See Radio. Page 8)
E. A. WILLIAMSON will serve
as Eminent Commander of the
Waynesville Commandery No.
SI. 'Knights Templar, a Masonic
body, during the new year. He
and other officers for the coming
year were elected at a recent
E. A. Williamson
Named To Head
Edgar -AIlen-'WUliamison ' was
elected Eminent Commander of
Waynesville Commandery No. 31,
Knight Templars, at a recent stat
ed conclave of the members.
Edwin Paul Martin was elected
generalissimo; Christian Riches
Eckhoff, captain-general; Ralph
Raymond Whitehouse, senior ward
en; Shirley Elbert Connatser, jun
ior warden; Frank E. Worlhlngton,
prelate; William Albert Abel, treas
urer; Claude Benton Hosaflook,
secretary; Noble W. Garrett, sword
bearer; William A. Bradley, stand
ard bearer; and Everett Austin Mc
The officers will be installed the
night of January 13 by Most Excel
lent Companion William A. Coble.
Grand High Priest of the Grand
Royal Arch Chapter of North
The installation session will open
at 7 30 p.m.
Swan Hendrix, a member of the
township roads committee, has
called a meeting of residents of
Aliens Creek. Balsam, Hyatt Creek,
Saunook and Plott Creek to discuss
local rural road problems. I
The meeting will be held at 7
p. in. Wednesday at Aliens Creek
Hendrix said in his announce
ment today that there will be dis
cussions concerning the conditions
of local roads, needs for new road
construction, and proposed loca
tions for roads.
The township committee was one
of several appointed recently by
District Highway Commissioner
Dale Thrash to discuss local prob
lems and needs in reference to the
state's proposed $200,000,000 rural
Hendrix pointed out that the
committee doesn't have the author
ity to build roads itself. Its Job
is to find out where the needs ex
ist, and make recommendations to
the state highway officials.
He said he would have right-of-way
forms with him at the meet
ing and would explain them to
He added he wants the names
of all roads in the communities
concerned. In the event that a
particular road does not have a
name, he said, he would like the
residents living along the road to
name it themselves.
The Haywood County Library
will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Decem
ber 23. and remain closed until the
following Wednesday morning for
ecember 19 Mostly
nild today and Tues-
led by the staff of the
i Max. Min. Rainfall
. 43 25 .24
f . 50 13
L. 55 18 .02
V- 56 43 .25
GOING TO FLORIDA
C. of C. Directors
To Meet 4:30 Tues.;
The board of directors n thej
Chamber of Commerce will meet
at 4:30 Tuesday for the election of
off icers, it was announced this (
morning by James L. Kilpatrick,
Both the old boards, and newly
elected members will meet on
1 T. i Vatcs and
lVll. dllU TnncH 1-
rnmiie mmA ucrinfMidv a "
laiiin.i - "
tn IWiorvM anH nt HOT
wee mi- - - ,noard of directors.
Florida points. 1
Officers will come from the!
Elaborate Plans Complete
For Christmas Edition
Elaborate preparations are beinsr 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.
School Will Be
This will be a mighty short week
for Haywood County's school boys
and . girls and their teachers.
School will be out, County
Schools Superintendent Jack
Messer says, on Wednesday after
noon. It won't be in again till Jan
uary 5 at the usual time right after
The short week and the long
holiday is the main event of the
Christmas season for the school
Slated At Baptist
"I Heard The Bells On Christ
mas Day," a program of candle
light, carols and bells, will be
featured at the First Baptist
church here Wednesday night at
The program is said to be "just
a little different" from the usual
such event, in that the music,
lighting, and general theme are all
blended together, including partici
pation on the part of the audience.
The music will be under the di
rection of Charles Isley, with the
pastor. Rev. L. G. Elliott, in charge
of the brief devotional.
Eliene Gerringer will play the
special set of chimes brought up
from Davidson College for the oc
casion. At the conclusion of the service
each person in the audience will
be given a lighted candle, while
the choir sings the last number on
Sees Many Needy
Help Comes Soon
The list of needy families on the
Welfare rolls dwindled from 43 to
26 over the week-end .according to
Mrs. Sam Queen, superintendent of
the Welfare Department here.
There are several organizations
considering helping a number of
the cases, but they have not select
ed, the actual cases to date, Mn.
The Bethel Parent Teachers As
sociation plan to do a lot of char
ity work over the holidays, Mrs.
Queen reported, and the leaders
are to check with her in a day or
so regarding the. cases they select.
Several church organizations
have taken several of the cases list
ed by the department.
Unless someone comes and takes-
these remaining 26 cases, it looks
like they will not have too much:
of a Christmas," Mrs. Queen said.
Thus far, only 17 cases of thd'
original 17 have been definitely as
signed to people who said they
would provide for all the people
listed in each of the cases.
The Welfare Department will de
liver all the baskets or boxes to the
43 families, Mrs. Queen said. This
work will be done by the staff of--
the department Thursday after-t
noon, December 22nd.
The remaining cases on the
rolls of the department, as of noon
today, were as follows:
Case 4 Mother and five chil-"
dren. Father deserted mother
cannot leave children to secure
employment. Children's ages: Girls
(See Welfare Page
The weather smiled last week
long enough to give the Lions
Club's Dime Board collections a
boost, but then started weeping
Dr. Boyd Owen, chairman of the
club's health and welfare commit
tee handling the drive to raise
funds to give needy children a
Merry Christmas, indicated today
that collections so far total slight
ly more than $250.
The dime board swung into ac
tion a week ago Saturday and will
continue through Christmas Eve.
Land In Jail
The week-end passed quietly
here, except for a few "Christmas
happy" drunks, who were soon ar
rested by the police.
People in general were too busy
to get into trouble, according to
the police department.
Rites Are Held
This Morning For
Mary Ann Liner
Funeral services were conducted
at Long's Chapel Methodist church
this morning for Mary Ann Liner,
15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
Liner, of Lake Junaluska, who died
Saturday afternoon in an Asheville
hospital after a brief illness.
The Rev. Paul Duckwall, pastor,
and the Rev. F. O. Dryman offi
ciated and interment was in Maple
Active pallbearers were Albert
McCracken, Jr.. Luke and John
Terrell, Ted Noland, David Jaynes,
Joe Morrow and Joe and Richard
Honorary pallbearers were em
ployes of the Junaluska Supply
Company and members of the band
and the sophomore class of the
Waynesville Township High School.
Mary Ann was a member of the
(See Mary Ann Liner Page 8)
Dies In Raleigh
Mrs. Wiley G. Barnes, sister of
Mrs. Robert H. Stretcher of Way
nesville, died at her home in Ral
eigh last Wednesday after a long
Funeral services were held Fri
day. Surviving in addition to Mrs.
Stretcher are the mother, Mrs.
Lulu Uzzle of Waynesville; a sister,
Mrs. Nat D. Peirson of Raleigh,
and a brother, T. M. Uzzle of
Charleston, S. C.
Lions Find Playing Santa Claus To Needy Is Lots Of 'Fun'
Playing Santa Claus is a lot of
'"The men of the Waynesville
Lions Club did it last Friday, tak
ing the kids shopping so Christ
mas would be a merrier one than
the limited family funds would
In fact, th Lions are still doing
it today, and will keep it up until
Christmas Eve, using the money
people have been contributing to
ihe dime board and the radio pro-
cram. I , . ,.
The kids generally were too sh
to put their thanks into words. But
it showed in their faces whep they
were, taken back to their schools,
holding their presents tightly un
der their arms.
Lion Jimmy" Howell put two
little boys and a little girl in his
car after picking them up at their
schools, and drove down town.
Then the shopping tour started.
First he consulted a list of
things each child needed worst.
Then he consulted the children.
Then they trooped into a nearby
"Now how about a cap first?"
he asked the boys as tales lady
led the eight-year-old blond girl I
to the women's section.
"Sure," the 12-year-old red head
answered. His companion, about a
year older, smiled his consent.
"Could I get a hunting cap,
with ear muffs?" the older boy
"Sure," Jimmy smiled.
The boy tried on a blue plaid cap
and studied himself gravely in the
mirror. Then a bright red one
caught his eye, and he tried that
He settled for the blue one.
The red-head was studying a
bright wool-flannel shirt, feeling
the warm material with his thin
"You want this one?" the clerk
The boy grinned, Howell nodded.
It was settled.
The boys go't"; new overall trous
ers with shiny brass buttons, and
heavy woolen underwear.
"Now," Jimmy asked, checking
off the items on the list, "you
need anything else?"
The red-head shook his head
"I like coon-hunting," he stated, and grinned
His companion studied the toe I
of his worn work shoe.
"How about a belt?" Jimmy ask
ed him. The boy's old Army web
belt, was held together apparently
by little more than hope.
The boy brightened and nodded.
"Yep," he laughed, "never would
have thought of that and I should
Downstairs, the eight-year-old
girl was waiting by a counter with
the sales girl, looking pleased.
A new green-plaid skirt lay on
top of a small pile of other articles
of feminine wear that gentlemen
To Be Closed
Dec. 23 - 26
The District Health offices here
and in Canton will be closed Fri
day through Monday for the Christ
The offices will reopen for busi
ness on Tuesday morning .at the
aren't supposed to mention. Thick
wool socks and other things.
She couldn't think of anything
else that she needed. But when the
suggestion was made, she admitted
she needed something warm to
wear over her thin, faded dress.
She pointed to a yellow "button
"That's the right color for my
new skirt," she suggested shyly.
That took care of the essentials
for the three of them.
The Waynesville businessmen
give the Lions discounts on the
(See Lions Pace 8)
Killed . . . . 7
'Injured .', . 38
(Thta Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).