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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat o! Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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65th YEAR NO. 5 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News ; WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 16, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countie
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away to pe wun.w..
n did his best not to be
husbands. The nigm oe
lid himself to remember
is wife's letter. He wok
a ns to mKe "e
miss it. The next morn-
breakfast tied up ms
Dut her in his car and
hr her school, as was his
half-way to school he
me of those pretty mail
Ratcliffe Cove folks nave
InHnpss!" he casped. "the
ned the car around and
couldn't find the letter
kind thought, he searched
lets of the coat he was
and found it. He felt a
l when he realized that
iiad it with him all the
ie took his daughter to
here the teacher frowned
ir making the girl late,
ic raced to his office, tore
iat, and went to! work. '
ight when be came home,
the letter still in , his
Escaped Convict Is
Shot, Caught Here
DR. E. Ii. COLLINS will be the
principal speaker Thursday night
at the Corn Club banquet. The
dinner Is scheduled to start at
the East Waynesville School at
7 .p.m.' .: ,'."'
(See Page 3,-Second Section)
A 72-year-old escaped convict
was shot and captured in Shelton
Laurel about midnight last night.
Haywood County Hospital at
tendant; said John Holt was in
fair condition this morning after
undergoing treatment and trans
fusions for a pistol bullet wound
In his abdomen.
Investigating officers said Holt
was shot by a Macon County guard
when he attempted to escape from
a house officers had surrounded.
Holt had escaped from the Ma
con County camp yesterday, engag
ed a taxi to take him to Waynes
ville.. ' -v ,v..:'. ' ". '
After arriving here late yester
day afternoon, he engaged another
taxi to take him to the Big Bend
section. ' -:
Using bloodhounds, guards from
the Macon and Haywood County
Prison Camps and sheriff's deput
ies trailed the elderly man to his
He was wounded as he ran out
the back door of the house.
ben' more than month
le Cherokee Indian Feast
f at the Reservation. But
, Mrs. Gertrude Ruskin,
of Balsam, now of . At-
still marvelling over the
a of the food that were
In a letter to '. The
neer editor this week, she
firing to The Mountaineer
the Feast when she said
rter "doesn't tell the whole
He didn't pass up any.
that feast. I sat next to
1 know. " She referred to
Fnt m the story to the
pat the reporter didn't take
ne of he 50-odd items on
Inendous menu. Mrs. Rus-
ne lady who suggested he
pas a Mountaineer poitpr.
covering the Balsam sec
N she lived there several
And Tear Of
Shelbv. of r.pntrai rnosn.
r Hwuuir a LUiuirn
The story is not only
"as a lot of truth to t
fins mat there was a color
-uier noiding a meetinc.
I was getting an unusually
f sponse from the audlpnoi.
f flocked to the mourners
" large numbers. The col
eacher felt that some bad
own when perhaps they did
!ly mean to turn over a
lf- So after about the third
he issued this warning to
1 the men repenters:
' i don't want you coming
;ere wearing out the knees
britches praying, and then
" weeks wear out the seat of
hiding.-Now get right.-
5. H. RlarlrtiToll nu
f wriey spent last wppIt
oi as guesta of their cousin,
Building & Loan
Meet On Tuesday
The 30th annual stockholders
meeting of the Haywood Building
and Loan will be held Tuesday; at
seven o clock, it was announced
by L. N. Davis, secretary-treasurer
Qf the organization.
There are over 1,300 stockhold
ers of the organization, and they
will elect ten directors on Tues
day night, i The board of directors
will In turn elect officer) at the
regulanjeeting oft the 23rd.
"The. report this year snows a
gaiu In asseM of about $70,000 over
last year, Mr. Davis said. The
total assets now total more than
$1,300,000. This is the - highest
ever reported for the association.
Present officials include: R. L.
Prevost, president; C. N. ' Allen,
vice-president; Mr. Davis, secre
tary-treasurer; and Miss Elsie Mc
Cracken, assistant secretary-treas
urer.;. ,- '. V
Theatre To Help
Polio Drive With
The management of the Way
nesville Drive-In Theatre will con
tribute .the net profits from one
show next week to the 1950 March
of Dimes drive.1
Roy McKlnnish, director of the
campaign in the Clyde area, said
today Homer West and Clayton Me
haffey, owners of the theatre, had
agreed to donate the net proceeds
from : the show "of the night of
January 25 to the campaign fund.
More Than 400 ,
'Old - Timers'
Reuben B. Robertson, president
of The Champion Paper and Fibre
Company, was host Saturday night
to more than 400 of the firm's
The party honored the men and
women who have served with the
firm 25 years or better.
The Company estimates that by
the end of 1950 there will be 107
new names on Champion's roll of
folks who Have worked there at
least 25 years. ' .
Reuben B. Robertson, Jr., exe
cutive vice-president, and Dwight
J. Thompson, vice-president in
charge of Industrial and, public re
lations attended from the cam
pany's national offices. v
. . '
2 New Patrolmen
Due To Arrive
About March First
Haywood will get two additional
highway patrolmen about March
first, according to Sgt. T. A. Sand
Hn, in charge of this district.
A new. school for training pa
trolmen started today, and after a
six-week course, two of the new
recruits will be assigned here. The
new men will wprk with exper
ienced patrolmen for about sixty
days, then given a car and assign
ed routine patroling, the sergeant
said. ---.: , , -
Haywood's normal patrol crew is
five men. . There are only three
here now, due to resignations and
MRS. JOHN K. BOONE, one of
Haywood's best known citizens,
was burled here this afternoon.
Funeral services were held at
I the First Methodist church. This
picture was recently made on
Mrs. Boone's 9 1 st birthday, as
members of her Sunday School
; class presented her with a cor
' sage. ." . .
A consent judgment announced
in Haywood Superior Court today
Closed the suit of Ethel Mitchell
against the Smith Drug Company.
Both sides agreed to settle the
case in favor of the plaintiff for
Int. other business today, Judge
Zeb Nettles set aside a jury ver
diet in favor of the plaintiff in
the case of Theodore T. Muse vs.
Jack G. and Hiram McCracken.
The judgment was made on mo
tion of the defendants after the
jury had awarded damages to
Muse In his suit growing out of
injuries allegedly suffered in a fall
from a silo he was helping to build,
A compromise and settlement
was announced in the suit of L. R.
Stiles and wife. Ruby, vs. O. Crow
der. ..':- v
The judge ordered that the de
fendant give credit of $450 on a
promissory note executed by the
plaintiffs, and that the credit be a
final and complete settlement of
all controversies in the case. The
judge also ruled that the deed of
trust in the case was valid. ;
The court session this morning
opened the second and final week
of the scheduled two-week Janu
ary civil term.
To Speak Here
Town Sells Large
Tract Of Watershed
Timber For $30,756
Chamber Of Commerce
Board Meets Tuesday
The Board of Directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
Tuesday night at7;30, it was an
nounced by James L. Kilpatrick,
Several matters will be brought
to the attention of the board for
immediate action, according to Mrs.
G. H. Schenck, secretary. ;
Mrs. John K. Boone, one of
Waynesville's oldest and most be-'
loved citizens, died Sunday morn
ing at the home of her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Funeral services were held at
three o'clock this afternoon in the
First Methodist church with the
pastor, the Rev. J. E. Yountz, and
the Rev. J. G. Huggin, pastor of
the Myers Park Methodist church
of; Charlotte and ; former pastor
here, officiating. Interment was
in Green Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were J. W. JCilllan,
wi ff.-switt,-J. W. Kay,. J. ..H.
Way. John West, Jr., and M, , It.
; Honorary pallbearers were mem
bers of the board of stewards and
the board of trustees of the First
Methodist church and Df. Thomas
Stringfield and James Elwood.
Members of the Woman's Society
of Christian Service and the Mari
etta Way Bible Class of the church
were in charge of flowers. .
Mrs. Boone, who was ninety-one
years of age, was born November
21, 1858. She was the former Miss
Mary Elizabeth Kerr, daughter of
the late Rev. and Mrs. William M.
Kerr. Her father was a well
known minister In the Holston
Conference of the Methodist church
and a former pastor here.
She came to Waynesville with
her parents in 1874 and she and
her family have been identified
with the life of the community
(See Mrs. Boone Pape 6)
DAVID S. WEAVER, assistant
director of the N, C. State Col
1 e g e Agricultural Extension
Service, will be the principal
speak Monday night at the
Achievement Day Banquet for
(See Page 6, Second Section)
Gear Wrecks Car
Raeford Cullen, well known
colored waiter, was painfully, but
not seriously injured Saturday,
when the car he was driving turn
ed over on Highway 19-23 hear
The steering mechanism broke,
sending the car into a whirl.
LeRoy Martin, a passenger in
the car with Raeford suffered
slight cuts and bruises. The car
was badly damaged. Raeford was
given first aid treatment at the
Got A Room
For Rent? -
Final plans were completed here
last week for the 2.0QO Methodists
who are coming here June 24-27
for a conference at Lake Junaluska.
A conference was held with Dr.
M. Leo Rlppy. of; Nashville, and
Dr. Frank S. Love, superintendent
of Lake, Junaluska; and Mrs, Q. H.
Schenck,',, secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce, on arrangements
for carinf for the 2,000 delegates
to the conference. ,. v.
The group is made up of teach
ers and presidents of adult class
es t in Methodist churches of the
nine southeastern states.
Dr. Rlppy is anxious to know
how many rooms are available in
Waynesville, since some 1,200 of
the two thousand will have to
be housed here, since the Lake fa
cilities can take care of 800..
The Chamber of Commerce is
trying to get a listing of all avail
able rooms, and persons who have
already signed to attend the con
vention will be assigned far in ad
vanced to the rooms, according to
Mrs. G. H. Schenck, secretary.
All persons having rooms should
contact Mrs. Schenck immediately,
and she will supply the necessary
forms to be filled in and send them
on to Dr. Rlppy. He in turn will
assign delegates to the rooms.
4-H Leaders Of
4-H leaders, selected by their
respective communities in the
county, held an organizational
meeting in the Little Court Room,
Attending were Frank Rogers of
East Waynesville School; Mrs. Rob
ert Palmer, Hazelwood School; Mrs.
Elmer Hendricks, Aliens Creek;
Mrs. Jack McCracken, West Pigeon;
Lowery Ferguson, Jr.; Lower Crab
tree; Mrs. Jim Best, Upper Crab
tree; Mrs. Arnold Terrell, Crab-trec-Iron
Duff; v Massle Osborne,
South Clyde; Mrs. Rhoda Rlckman,
Francis Cove; Mr. and Mrs. George
C. Boring, White Oak; Mrs. Ralph
Evans, Center Pigeon; Mrs. Levi
Haynes, South Clyde; Carl Rat
cliffe, Waynesville; Mr. and Mrs.
O. L. Yates, -Iron Duff;, and Hugh
Franklin. East Pigeon .
Frank Rogers "wai,'ected preaU
. . .. a t ' - I... n , n.i
aeni o ine group wun vri xmi
cllffe as. vice-president and Mrs.
Levi Haynes a secretary and treas
urer,, . . V'-
The purpose of the organization
is to carry the 4-H program into
each community with members
serving as local leaders.
Joe Cline, 4-H Agent for the
county, led a discussion on the Ob
jectives, Purposes, and Procedures
for the group. .
The leaders deciaea to meet the
second Saturday in each month for
a training course conducted by the
county agents and to begin at once
in the organization of 4-H work in
Haywood To Get
$6,572 From Its
, Haywood County Is getting a
gift of $6,572.09 from its nation
This is the county's share of
$85,498.47 being distributed to
25 North Carolina counties by
the U. S. Forest Service ta lieu
of taxes on the national forests
located in the state.
The money is coming from re
ceipts which went to the state's
'national forests during the fiscal
year that ended last June 30.
Jackson County is setting- $1,
219.62: Swain, $631.60; ' and
, State Treasurer Brandon
Hodges says the funds will be
sent to the counties ss soon as
the state receives the check from
the Forest Service.
2 Escape With
In 3-Way Crash
The Powell Lumber' Company
of Canton and Sylva last Saturday
afternoon submitted the high bid
of $30,376.22 to cut the estimated
1,500,000 board feet of Umber
from a 450-acre tract on the Way
nesville Watershed. ,
The bids were opened In Town
Manager G. C Ferguson's office.
The tract lies in the Bald Creek
The winning bid was approxi
mately $13,000 higher than the
first winning bid submitted last
February on. approximately 100,
000 more board feet of town tim
ber. Mr. Ferguson attributed the
rise in the bidding partly to the
Improvement in the lumber busi
ness over the previous year.
- He said the sale of. this second
tract of watershed timber left ap
proximately 5.000,000 board feet
still available for future bidding.
Under a Umber management
program arranged by government
foresters, tracts of the town water
shed are opened to bidding on a
selective, cutting basis.
Before the . bids are submitted,
surveyors "cruise" the tract to be
opened to mark the trees, which
are to be sold. .
So far. the two tracts opened
to lumber firms have meant more
than $47,000 to the town treasury.
25 Disabled Workers In
Haywood Are Given Jobs
v- udmiarv ir t.
f;S"ther wmdy with
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r reCordPH h ... . .
Tst Farm). B 01 tM
Polio Campaign Gets
The 1950 March of Dimes cam
paign w a 8 launched yesterday
formally in Haywood County and
across the nation. !
For " several days before that,
however,, campaign workers and
private organizations and Indivi
duals had been busy in the Way
nesville, Clyde and Canton areas.
The biggest boost to the county's
campaign to raise $15,000 for polio
vicUms came before the drive was
more than a few baurs old.'
The folks who attended the an
nual benefit Singing Convention at
the Haywood County Court House
here yesterday afternoon turned
a total of more than $200 in offer
ines into the campaign ehest.
The Rev. Kay Aljen of Aliens
Creek, who conducts the conven
tion with W. . T. Queen, turned
oVer the receipts after the con
vention to Felix, Stovall, Waynes
ville area March of Dimes director.
Elsewhere throughout the coun
ty. benefit, basketball games
dances-8 nd other event-to booU..
the war chest were scheduled in
Waynesville, Clyde, and Canton.
0 n Thursday night, Under
wood's of Waynesville will meet
the Asheville Waste Paper Bomb
ers at Waynesville Township High
School gym, and the Clyde All-
Stars t will meet he ' Cherokee
Indians at the Clyde High School
gym In benefit basketball games.
Both these games will be the
main events of double headers.
The Waynesville Junior Cham
ber of Commerce will play the
Waynesville Lions Club in the pre
liminary to the Asheville-Under.
wood contest, and the Cherokee
girls will play the Clyde All-Star
girls in the first game of the twin
bill at Cvde.
Last weekend, members of the
Waynesville Lions and - Rotary
Clubs went to work selling tickets
to the benefit game at Waynesville
On the night of January 27, a
benefit dance will be held at the
Waynesville Armory under the
During the last fiscal year,
25 Haywood county men and
women handicapped by physical
disability were aided overcom
ing their handicaps in finding
suitable Jobs and then made
good in them. ..-
This work was done through
the local office of the North
Carolina agency for Vocational
Rehabilitation of disabled civil
ians. . .,' . ' ,. '', :;
The figures were contained In
an annual report released this
week by Charles Warren of the
Vocational Rehabilitation head
quarters in Raleigh.
, The report showed that 2,259
disabled men and women in the
state as a whole were rehabili
tated by the agency into gainful
employment during that period.
Of those rehabilitated, 594 had
worked only on a part-time basis.
The 612 who were holding: pobs
when their rehabilitation was
started were in danger of los
ing their jobs through their dis
ability, were endangering? their
own health or safety and that
of others, or were in unsuitable
and unsatisfactory employment.
In Haywood county, six dis
abled persons were awaiting- the
start of the rehabilitation service
when the report was released.
This work also means that the
purchasing- power of the state as
a whole was increased; the earn
ings of the disabled persons
averaged only $411.32 a year.
; After rehabilitation, they
jumped to $2,077.92.
The report also showed that
this was a tremendous return on
a" very - small investment? - the
cost of completely rehabilitating
one disabled person averaged
only $362.96. ' '
- -, The cost to the state was even
less than that, for the federal
government paid 60 per cent of
the bill for the state's rehabilita
Wrecked Car Is
The demolished Caldwell car,
which was wrecked last Monday
night on Highway No. 284, is stiU
attracting large crowds. During
the latter part of the week, thet
wreckage was moved from the
Davis-Liner Motor Sales Com
pany, to the Ned Carver service
station at Dellwood.
Hundreds have stopped and
viewed the completely demolish
ed car there. It was estimated
that over 4,000 paw the car be
fore it was moved from here to
Dellwood. , ,
A young Waynesville couple es
caped with minor injuries last
night In a collision that smashed
two cars and a small truck near
the Waynesville Drive-In Theater
Just east of Waynesville.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Garland
were released from the hospital at
ter treatment for minor cuts and
bruises. ,..- .,
State Highway Patrolman H.
Dayton reported that the Garlands'
1937 coupe, , going east, ;! collided
.tfl$ 44941 ooaclt.dtVen, by XVlr
Jiam Donald Periled, .23, of Candler,
route 2, then struck a 1938.modeI
pickup truck 150 feet away, and
careened onward 225 feet, finally
crossing the highway and smash
ing into a tree.
The Penley car was driven into
a ditch, the wooden body of the
truck was demolished and the ve
hicle knocked off the road by the
Impact of the collision. Both were
going west toward Waynesville at
the time of the accident.
Penley and Mr. and Mrs. James
Welch of Waynesville all escaped
Injury, though Welch was thrown
out of the cab by the force of the
Dayton and State Highway Pat
rol Corporal John L. Carpenter in
vestigated the accident, which hap
penea at about 7:30 p.m., , .
Dayton said the total damage to
all three vehicles would probably
W.N. C. Press To Interview
President Truman March 17
Details were completed in Wash
ington this week for publishers of
the Western North Carolina Press
Association to - meet President
Truman in a press conference, on
Friday, March 17th. V
The plans in Washington were
arranged by Representative Mon
roe M. Reeden with Charles Ross,
special press secretary of Presi
dent Truman. .. ' -
Indications are that about 12 to
15 newspapers of this area will be
represented at the press conference.-'
idailg .for-the trip -are. being
handled from this end by W.
Curtis . Russ, secretary of the
Western North Carolina Press As
soclation. Tentative plans are to so
by train to Washington, and spend
an extra day there on matters of
general interest to this entire
President Truman has told
North Carolina Congressmen . of
his interest in the Park and Blue
Ridge Parkway, and tentative plans
are that the newspaper publishers
of Western North Carolina will in
terview the President on this sub
leri , , , ,
for the Special Edition of the
Mountaineer still being received.
Frank Barber On
Polio Campaign .
Rotarlans heard a discussion of (
the needs of funds for the National
Polio Foundation, as Frank Barber .
of Asheville, presented some loca1?
facts and 'figures here Friday.
Mr. Barber, an active leader in
the-operatldn o! the-Orthepedur
Home, Asheville,, pointed out the
number of Haywood patients cared
for by the home, and the, fact that
the National Foundation had spent
all their money combatting polio
in the past year, and that the
treasury was In dire need of funds.
"Haywood had 13 cases in 1949,
and the Home gave 905 days ser
vice' to Haywood patients," Mr.
Barber said. , 'r '
"There are a lot of cases from
the 1948 epidemic which still have
to have treatment, and medical
attention; he pointed out, "and all
of this requires money."
The Rotary Club is sponsor of
the drive here, and Mr. Barber,
who was presented by Beekman
Huger, of Canton, said in conclud
ing: "Men, when you work for the
National Polio Foundation, you are
working to save lives, and give
comfort to the present generation,
and to generations yet unborn."
...... . -t ,
More C hristma s C heer
Santa civs Is still working. Spring Hill could look; forward to
overtime in Haywood County.
Last week, the men of the
Waynesville Lions Club took a look
at the final total of the contribu
tions to their Christmas Cfreer
fund, then studied their bills, then
had a pleasant sensation. .
Then they started looking around
for more needy school children..
Early this week, nearly 20 chil
dren of the schools at Maggie,
Saunook, Lake Junaluska, and
Officers Nab Huge
"How about some news, John?"
a reporter asked when Deputy
Sheriff John Kerley stepped into
the newspaper office last Wednesday.
Don't have any right now "
John grinned, "but we'll have
some before Saturday."
On Friday the I3th, just before
dawn, John and three fellow offic
ers put a new liquor Industry out
of business before it had a chance
to get started. v
The officers said the 600-gallon
wood-burning still they captured in
the Big Bend section was the larg
est ever taken in Haywood County.
The brand-new business was all
ready for its launching.
The new still.. Its bottom never
touched by a fire, rested on the
new furnace. In it were 600 gal
lons of beer.
Nearby were thirty barrels con
taining 60 gallons of beer each,
and tpn nfVipr hnrrpl nf thn tamp
Jsizethathad contained the, liquid
which was in the still.
Besides these, there were about
2,000 gallons of mash.
The "exectives" had not arrived
to start the new industry before
Deputies Max Cochran and John
Kerley and Police Chiefs Orville
Noland of Waynesville and Ossie
Sutton of Hazelwood made their
To bag this big game, the officers
rode 33 rough miles at midnight
to the dirt road, between Cold
Springs and Big Creek. They spot
ted the layout in a clearing just
off the road.
They they withdrew a short dis
tance and watched and waited.
About five hours later, after no
one appeared, they moved in.
No arrests were made then, but
they are expected later.
John Kerley had kept his prom
ise, and Friday the 13th had proven
unlucky only to the would-be
a late visit from Santa Claus."
The Lions picked up where they
left off ' Christmas Eve. and tock
some of the kids shopping last
Saturday on the surplus they
found in their Christmas Cher
fund. v.:;':;;; '-'' . ' . ,
They took some more today, and
plan shopping trips for the others
tomorrow and probably later this
As they had in their pre-Christ-
mas shopping trips, the Lions hi d
some $15 to spend tor essentials
for each child.
Before Christmas. they fixed
up 85 children. ' -
as far as ruywood County was
concerned, last week . when a
check for $25 was turned over to
Mrs. Sam Queen, County Welfare
superintendent, for use in taking
care of the needy.
; (To Date) ,
Killed . . , . 2
(This informaUon com
' 'piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).