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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
farmer came up
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carrying a coriplr
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Tiber 20 when the
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5nt on, firmly clasp
day before Christ
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and southern ridges.
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quinted against the
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hand in his other
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ing the burnt match
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und a coin.
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she replied gravely.
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Little Carolyn Sue Winchester will
In fact, right after the New Year rolls in Sunday morning, Carolyn
Sue will be a year old. She was the first baby born in Haywood
county in 1949, and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beecher Win
chester, of route one. She is shown here checking the calendar, as
her picture was made by Ingram's Studio.
Who Will Be First Baby
Born In County In 1950?
Gets Lot Done
In WNC In 1949
The Carolina Power and Light
Company's job of stepping up the
Canton - Hazelwood transmission
I line and expanding the three sub
stations is expected to be com
pleted in about 60 days.
This was reported today by H.
M. Burleson, manager of the com
pany's Hazelwood office.
When the work is finished, the
line will carry 66,000 volts. It
currently is carrying 22,000.
Mr. Burleson explained that the
$139,000 expansion job, started
'about the first of November, was
I made necessary by the great in
i crease in power customers over
the last three years.
It also gives concrete evidence
of the growth of the county in gen
eral. Mr. Burleson said, for instance,
that in the seven years he has
served in Hazelwood, the company's
customers have grown from 1,000
The term "customer" ranges
from individual people to towns
The substations being expanded
are those serving the Waynesville
and Hazelwood areas and the Day
ton Rubber Company plant at
(See Power Firm Page 8)
Listers For 1950
George A. Brown. Jr . chairman
of the Haywood County Board of
Commissioners, today reminded
the county's property owners and
taxpayers that January is the time
to list their holdings.
He also announced the names
of the 1950 listers.
Beaverdam. V. H. Byers; Cata-
loochee. Mack Caldwell; Cecil. Kin
Browning; Crabtree, C. T. Noland;
East Fork. Ken Burnett; White
Oak, Odie Fish; Fines Creek, Jack
Ferguson; Iron Duff, Manson Med
ford; Ivy Hill. Ernest Carver;
Jonathan Creek. N. W. Carver:
Pigeon, Gay Burnett.
He issued these instructions:
AH property owners and tax
payers in Haywood county are re
quired lo return to the list takers
for taxation for the year 1950 a
statement of all the real estate,
nprsnnal nroDertv. and other items
that are In the owners' possession
on January 1, 1350.
All males between the ages of
21 and 50 are required to list their
polls during the same time.
All persons who fail to list the
property they own and liable for
poll tax are subject to a charge
of a misdemeanor.
Failure to list carries a penalty
of $2. .
PAGES Associated Press
1949 Soon To Be
One Year Old
soon observe her first birthdav.
A small mountain of gifts is be
ing made for a white baby who has
not yet been born,
It will go to the Haywood coun
ty Infant who first sees the light
of day In 1950.
The baby who is the first one
born in the New Year will be the
j winner of The Mountaineer's an
i nual contest.
' And it's prizes will be the ones
listed in the advertisements printed
on the third page of the second
section in this paper.
Here are the rules of this "First
The parents must be white resi
dents of Haywood county.
The actual day, hour, and min
ute of birth must be confirmed by
the attending physician.
The baby's birth certificate must
be submitted at the time of entry
into the contest. This certificate
will, of course, be returned.
The decision of the judges, which
will be final, will be announced on
Entries must be submitted to
The Mountaineer not later than 10
a. m. Monday.
The prizes which will be award
ed to Haywood county's first baby
of 1950 are donated by Pet Dairy,
Curtis Drug Store, Firestone, E. J.
Lilius. Haywood Builders Supply,
Belk-Hudson. First State Bank,
Crawford Funeral Home, Waynes
ville Laundry, Garrett Furniture
Company and Junaluska Supply
Mrs. Mark Killian of Asheville,
was the guest of Miss Nancy Kil
lian for Christmas.
Miss Reba Kinsland, daughter of
Mrs. Lonnie Kinsland of Crabtree,
is home from Brenau College for
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL
OUTLOOK FOR 1950
By ROGER W. BABSON
I 1. The total volume of business
: for 1950 will be less than that of
1949. due primarily to the unfor
tunate labor conflicts. Considering
I that the Innocent consumer will
be the chief sufferer and will be
J obliged to pay the bills, it seems
I too bad that labor troubles should
upset the applecart.
2. Even with all the threats,
there will be few wage increases
i during 1950. On the other hand, all
labor negotiations take the minds
of both the employees and the man
I aeement off their regular business.
However these negotiations come
out, they result In a loss from the
standpoint of the county as a
3. There will be fewer strikes
in 1950 than in 1949, but there will
not be fewer extended negotiations
and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 29,
Santa Claus Was Very
Good To Merchants Here
i A fic.ik accident which gave a
I 12-year-old hoy a minor injury
! Monday right was the only incident
! marring a Christ uuis weekend
that was one of the mildest Hay
Mood County has experienced since
the automobile ai;d the gun were
Otherwise, stale, county and
town olficers reported in elTecl,
peace on earth was a literal truth
for Haywood's citizens.
Kven the usual holiday cele
brants v.Ihi find some of their
cheer in bottles were scarce scarc
er, in fact, than I hey arc on any
No other town can heal Clyde's
One officer said:
"I didn't see a single drunk, and
haven't been able to find anyone
else who saw one.
"If there was one in town Christ
mas weekend, he must have gone
through, awfully fast."
There were no traffic accidents.
(See Christmas Pnee 8)
Deadline Is Dec. 31
For Filing Late
State Income Tax
Only two more davs to file your
back slate income taxes.
Deputy Stale Tax Collector Fred
Walslon today reminded eligible
Haywood and Jackson County citi
zens of the rapid passage of time.
He explained that those who
voluntarily file their delinquent
returns for 1946, 1947, or 1948, he
fore the New Year's Eve deadline
will not be subject to the state
penalties assessed for --delinquent
The returns for the current year
1949, however, may he filed any
jlime up to midr.iglit March 15.
I Mr. Walston has the proper tax
return forms in his office in the
basement of the Haywood County
Alert Workers Save
Clyde Church From
Alert church workers quickly
formed an old-fashioned bucket
brigade Saturday night to save the
100-year-old Camp Ground Church
of Clyde from certain destruction
The six people were preparing
the main chapel of the old North
ern Methodist church for a Christ
mas program which was to be held
that night when one of them no
ticed a portion of the wall next to
the outlet of the pipe from the
stove was burning.
They organized themselves into
a bucket brigade, obtaining water
from a neighboring house.
When Clyde firemen with their
hose cart and a Canton fire depart
1950 Business Outlook
1950 IN A NUTSHELL
General Business: Off 5'r Auto Manufactures: Off 15'f
National Income: Off 5rf Build's. Construction: Off 7"r
Farm Income: Off 15' 4- Natural Gas: Up 5'r
Bituminous Coal: Up h'4 Forricn Trade: No change
Anthracite: Off 5'i Airline Pass'g'r Miles: Up 5'r
Crude Oil Products: UP 5' Military Activities
Steel Output: Off 5'r Includine Aircraft: Up 20
RETAIL TRADE $ Volume): Off 3", to 10",
which are very expensive in them
selves. 4. The Taft-Hartley Law will
continue to stand throughout 1950,
although many schemes for detour
ing this law will be devised.
5. The great drive against the
big companies will be for pensions
andor for sick and other benefits.
These will probably be helpful to
the wageworkers and may aid in
ironing out the business cycle, but
they will be paid for by consumers.
6. It is hoped that all parties
will begin to realize during 1950
that the real road to naional pro
; The Waynesville area's mer
1 chants had a Merry Christmas.
A spot check today indicated that
the Christmas sales season this
year was at least as good if not bet
1 ter than last year's.
Some merchants reported that
both sales receipts and sales vol-
unie reached last year's figures, and
passed them in some instances.
Others reported that the vol
ume of sales was as great or great
er hut that in some instances the
receipts were slightly lower.
The principal cause of this was,
in the gi ner.il opinion of the mer
chants, that people spent less
money but bought more.
Prices also were ten to 20 per
cent lower than they were during
the I94fl Christmas sales season.
The buying trends showed that
v. here a person bought a suit as a
1 gill last year, he bought a couple
of shirt s for Christmas this year,
j Both merchants and customers
showed new trends in Christmas
'selling and shopping that were ab
sent last year, store owners indi
cated. One Innovation that made the
volume comfortahlv hinh was the
j holding of winter bargain sales be
fore the holiday instead of after
The customers also diverted from
the almost traditional custom of
creating the last-minute shopping
rush One merchant said he did
more business the week to ten days
before Christmas than ho did last
year. This year, they bought earli
er and they bought steadier.
One merchant reported that his
main Christmas business came dur
ing the week before Decern her l!l.
The sales of expensive luxury
Hems was lower I'enerallv than
1 1 hey were last year. But the sales
of the ' less expensive gifts rose
' correspondingly higher.
! In the sales of individual items.
; nylon goods for men and women
land toys generally led the gift
! Several stores sold out of their
toy stocks completely several days
before the weekend, while others
reported their stocks were close to
rock bottom shortly before the
sales week closed.
! The gross .sales receipts for the
J stores of the- area had not been
computed by the tini the Moun
'taineer went to press.
But it was difficult lo find a sad
'face on Main Street this morning.
ment truck arrived, they found the
blaze already under control.
Th firemen removed part of the
scorched wall to check the adja
cent storeroom for .smouldering
The Clyde Police Department
gave the church workers full credit
for saving the old frame building,
praising them for their alertness
and swiff action.
If the blaze had gained any head
way at all, one official declared, it
would have swept through the en
It is one of the oldest churches
in Haywood County.
The damage was estimated at $20
at the most.
gress is through increasing produc
tion and greater efficiency. This
is the bright light we see in the
7. Movements in commodity
prices during 1950 will vary with
different groups of industries and
of products, but altogether there
will be a general lowering during
8. We, therefore, advise going
easy on inventories. 1950 fs a time
to get out of debt and stay out of
debt. Speculation in commodities
(See Babson Page 2)
GEORGE WALLACE BROWN,
son of Mr. and Mrs. George A.
Brown, Jr., of Waynesville, was
one of the two North Carolina
college delegates who attended
the convention of Beta Beta
Beta, national honorary science
fraternity, in New York City last
Tuesday. The 20 - y e a r - o I d
Waynesville youth, a senior at
Wake Forest College, was se
lecled lo attend the convention
on the basis of his outstanding
To Science Meet
George Wallace Brown, 20-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. George A.
Brown, Jr., of Waynesville, was
one of the only two North Carolina
college and ' u'nlve'rsUy students
named to attend this week's con
vention of their national honorary
He left Monday afternoon by
train In time for the opening of
the convention in New York City
the following day.
The organization is Beta Beta
Beta, a national fraternity of bi
Young Brown, a 1947 graduate
of Waynesville Township High
School, was chosen to represent
Wake Forest where he is studying
as a senior in pre-medical school.
The youth attended Mars Hill
College for two years before trans
ferring to Wake Forest. He will
receive his Bachelor of Science de
gree next spring, winding up his
pre-med studies in three years by
virtue of the fact that he continu
ed his studies during his summer
Brown's classroom work has
landed him in the top ten students
of his class and his record earned
him an appointment as an assist
ant instructor last fall.
When he applied to be admitted
next fall to the University of
North Carolina School of Medi
cine, the officluls there studied his
record, then immediately approved
"This boy," said one of the Uni
versity officials, "has one of the
finest scholastic reeords. we have
ever received from an applicant to
Only three other Wake Forest
pre-med students were accepted
for admission to the school next
The Waynesville boy is schedul
ed to return to his home here from
New York today or tomorrow.
Give Toys To Boy
Six-year-old Norman Lewis was
still holding on this morning in his
fight for his life.
He returned to his grandparents'
home on Lee Street with his par
ents last Tuesday from Haywood
The boy, ill with a rare rheum
atic disease, received his visit from
Santa Claus last Thursday because
it was feared he would not live
to see the regular Christmas Day.
During the last eight weeks, the
boy had been going to the hospital
periodically for transfusions.
Santa, assisted by Radio An
nouncer Don Matney, and Mrs.
Ben Phillips of the station, took
the nearly 50 gifts radio listeners
had given and brought them to
the boy's bedside in Haywood
The child's pale, wan face
brightened and his eyes shone as
(See County People Pace 8)
1949 $3.00 In Advance In
New Fertilizer Plant
Here May Open Feb. 1
Within 48 hours after a fire left
Cari Stanley and his family home
less, people from Waynesville and
the surrounding country had re
placed practically everything they
"About all we need now," said
Stanley, "is n house."
The fire that destroyed their
home on Smothers Street the Wed
nesday before Christmas left Mr,
Stanley and his wife and their
three children with practically
nothing but the clothes they wore
and two water-soaked beds.
Mrs. Stanley learned of the fire
only afterward, for she was in an
Asheville hospital with the Stan
ley's newborn infant.
Waynesville policemen immedi
ately went to work appealing to the
people for help.
Jim Aldridge, Mrs. Stanley's
father, opened his home on Smath
ers street to the family.
And people began showering
them with cash, food, furniture,
Up to today, they had given them
$130 in cash, a large supply of
groceries, a cook stove and heater,
clothing for the children, beds,
mattresses, and bed clothing.
Haywood county folks hoth as
4ndividuals and organizations.
poured $1,720 into the Waynesville
Lions Club's Christmas Cheer fund
and gave enough toys to make more
than 300 children happy.
Chairman Boyd Owen of the
club's health and welfare commit
tee gave the figures today in re
porting the success of the 1949
After estimating the funds the
club members spent in taking cere
of the needy children, anrl in nav.
! ing for advertising, he said these
contributions had been great
enough to leave a small surplus
which will be used subsequently
in the organization's other welfare
The club's first three-hour radio
program drew $130 from radio
listeners who wanted to hear their
neighbors sing. But the second
did twice as good.
Listenrs contributed approxi
mately $240 to the Cheer Fund in
making their requests for perfor
mances on the second and final
broadcast which was held last
Radio Chairman Lester Burgin,
Jr., reported that the response was
so enthusiastic the program had
to extend its time by a full 30
minutes to take care of all the
The funds contributed in the
radio broadcast are included in the
(See Lions Club Page 8)
Woody Named A
Jonathan Woody recently was
named a director of the Charlotte
Branch of the Federal Reserve
Bank of Richmond, Va.
His appointment is for a three
year term which will start offici
The announcement- was made by
Charles P. McCormick, board
chairman of the Federal Reserve
No One Hurt In
A 1949 Chevrolet sedan collid
ed with a telephone pole shortly
after midnight' yesterday near the
Dayton Rubber Company plant In
Investigating oficers Arthur P.
Evans and Hub Ruff reported no
one was injured, however, and the
damage amounted to about $250.
Haywood and Jackson Counties v
Waynesville's new $100,000 fer
tilizer plant is expected to go into
production about February 1.
This was reported this week by
C. G. Thompson, president of the
newly-organized Smoky Mountains
Fertilizer Company, which will
operate the factory "If all goes
well," as he put It.
David Underwood, local con
tractor who is handling the con
struction, reported last week that
the building job was nearly 50 per
The new plant will produce an
estimated 25,000 to 50,000 tons of
chemical plant foods during its
first year of operation.
Mr. Thompson, a veteran of near
ly quarter of a century in the fer
tilizer industry, reported the new-
factory would produce:
3-9-6 Tobacco Special; 4-10-6 fer
tilizer; 6-8-6 Truck and Corn Spe
cial; 7-7-7 Apple Grower; 5-10-5
fertilizer; 2-12-12, 0-14-14, and 0-
9-27 alfalfa and pasture.
The last three grades, he added,
would be put out either with or
without borax added.
He also said the plant would
feature Blue Ridge brands'. One;
of them probably named Pigeon,
River 3-9-6 Tobacco Special, an
other probably will be called Mt,
Pisgah 6-8-6 Truck and Corn Spe
cial, and the rest will carry the
Blue Ridge label.
The owners bought five acres of
land last November near the Royle
and Pilkington Company building
as the site for the new factory.
Serving with Mr. Thompson as
principal officers of the company
as secretary; and W. L. Harwell of
Kingston, Tenn., vice-president and
For 20 years, Mr. Thompson was
associated with the Atlanta, Ga.,
office of International Minerals
and Chemical Corporation of Chi
cago, III., then joined the Louis
(See New Plant Page 8)
Boy Escapes With
Minor Injury In
A freak traffic accident Monday
evening sent 12-vear-old Bobbv
Lewis McCracken of Saunook to
the hospital with a gash at the
back of his head.
He returned home the next day,
State Highway Patrolman H.
Dayton gave these details.
Holding his raincoat over his
head to shield himself from the
steady rain, the boy waited by the
side of Highway 19A-23 near the
Fish Hatchery until a car passed.
Then he started walking diagon
ally across the road.
James Edward Clay. Jr., of
Sylva, driving several yards be
hind the first car, saw the boy,
blew his horn, swerved to his left,
and jammed on his brakes to a
void hitting him.
But the boy apparently walked
into the right front side of Clay's
car as it reached the center of the
highway, and struck his head a
gainst the post beside the wind
shield. Clay's car continued across the
road and ran into the ditch.
The boy was taken to Haywood
County Hospital by his brother.
Carl McCracken. who was working
at a filling station a few yards frcm
the scene of the accident when the
boy was injured.
Patrolman Dayton reported
Clay's car didn't have so much as
a scratch to show for the accident.
Injured ... 42
(This tniormaUoa com
' piled ron Becordt of
" Stat Highway Patrol).