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65th YEAR NO. 6 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 19, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson. Counties
Hay wood Farmers Honor Business And Civic Groups
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anization ,Of County
Health Office Complete
heel For Peggy
10-year-old Peggy Fergu-
ighter of Mr. and Mrs.
brguson of Clyde, route 1,
liver dollar from grand-
T. Ferguson for Christ
tucked it away carefully
h thought about what she
k with it.
Thursday nighty she made
sloh. ' o'
er, she said, "J. want to
per with it."
lext morning, Mrs. Fergu-
the Mountaineer the cart
payment for a 00-day sub
N County's Young Dem
st Friday at a Court House
launched plans for the
!g with County President
aynes of Clyde, the corn
airmen and other officials
a series of meetings for
and February for the
ret of these will be 'heM
fin the Town Hall at Can-
the six Beaverdam pre-
ung Democrats also
Or a COUntv-wiHo rnllw
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f"P drive will open offi
Eleven firms and organizations were given 1949 Agricultural Awards here Monday night, as the Dem
onstration farmers of the county met for their annual meeting. Shown here are ten of these receiving
the awards for their. interest in agriculture. Not present for the picture was W. J. Damtoft, repre
senting The Champion Paper and Fibre Company, and Helms Rollman, of Wellco Shoe Co. Shown,
left to right, first row, H. A, Bourn, Dayton Rubber Company; George Stamcy, chairman of the Hay
wood Demonstration farmers, James T. Noland, First National Bank. Second row, left to right, W.
Curtis Russ, The Montaineer; William Osborne, Clyde Lions .Club; Rev. D. D, Gross, for Haywood
Ministerial Association; Charles E. Ray, Merchants Association; Harry "Blue" Robinson, Radio Station
WHCC; R. L. Prevost, Unagusta Manufacturing Company, and Harlcy E. Wright, The Canton Enter
prise. (Photo by Ingram's Studio). .
High'y jGroup Urged ZDl Sury
1 6 thanire Bad turve
East Of Waynesville
Named To New
Chairman George A. Brown, Jr.,
of the Haywood County board of
commissioners today announced
that the organization of the new
Haywood County Health Depart
ment has been completed.
He also announced the appoint
ments of four members to the new
seven-member County Board of
Named to the board were Dr.
N. F. Lancaster of Waynesville as
physician; Dr. A. P. Cline of Can
ton, as dentist; Dr. Harry Sullivan
of Waynesville as pharmacist; and
Willis Kirkpatrlck of Canton, as
a public spirited citizen . Mr.
Klrkpatrick Is assocatcd win the
auditing department of the Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company.
Mr. Brown said the appointments
were made by the ex-olTicio mem
bers who fill the three other places
on the board: the chairman of the
county board of commissioners,
the superintendent of county
schools, Jack Messer; and the may.
or of the county seat, J. II. Way of
Under state law, the four regu
lar members of the board must
be a physician, a dentist, a pharma
cist, and a public-spirited citizen.
The organization of the Haywood
(Sec Health Office Page 8)
To Serve Vets
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Group Give Out 11
Awards In Haywood
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The directors of the Chamber
of Commerce passed a resolution
asking the State Highway Commis
slon to take immediate steps to
eliminate the dangerous curve on
Highway No. 19A-23 and the Rat-
cliffe Cove Road Intersection.
The board Instructed Henry
Davis, chairman of the highways
and roads committee, to present
the resolution to authorities at
once, and urge mat corrections De
made to eliminate the danger In
the curve. Since 1940 five persons
have died of injuries sustained in
wrecks on that one curve, in addl
tion to seevral others being in
jured, and untold property damage
to motor vehicles,
Several members of the board
termed the curve "one of the most
dangerous in Western North Caro.
Mr. Davis, and members of his
(See Highway Page 8)
R. C. FRANCIS, of Ratcliffe
Cove, was elected president of
the Haywood Demonstration
farmers here at their annual
meeting Monday night.
Wy Council Plans
P. Membership Drive
for Homp Tlpmnnstratlm,
rk for the year were made
UMy Council mpotlno
psday afternoon at the
piOUSe. Snoplol -tD
1 the mpmhprehir,
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February and March anil
ie M a goal the membership
f wman in each cnmmunitv
Pe d emonstration club.
f"1 Hyatt, member of the
fdhan.Jan. 19-loudy and
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The residents of Haywood Coun
ty's 23 organized communities will
concentrate their interest Monday
on" a rni4n Woman" from
For' the judgment of the two
specialists from the N. C. State
College Extension Service will de
cide which community wins 1 the
$500 prize for having dope the best
work in the first year of the coun
ty's Community Development, Pro
T. K. Jones, the farm manage
ment specialist, and Miss Mary
Emma Lee, home management
specialist, will start their survey of
the communities Monday morning.
The complete survey is expected
to take at Jeast a week.
Community officials will accom
pany the surveyors as they tour
each area to note the improve
ments that have been made under
The specialists as part of their
tour to determine the most improv
ed community will study the detall
(See CDP Survey Pace 8)
1.41 Inches Of
tain drenched the Waynesville
area last night and this morning;
and water stood in several yards
and low-lying fields.
No general serious damage was
reported but there was fear that
any further rain falling on the
saturated soil throughout the
county would send the county's
rivers dangerously close to flood
stage or over it.
One small wooden bridge was
reported washed out early this
morning but up to noon, the re
ports were that the main high
ways were still clea.r.
Rain-swollen Shelton Branch
and Richland Creek running
through Waynesville sent water
into low-lying fields at a few
points. Outside of town, water
stood in some pastures and fields.
The State Test Farm here re
ported that 1.41 inches of rain
fell between 5:30 p.m. yesterday
and 10 a.m. today.
BRUCE BROWN. 28 year old
Navy veteran and attorney for
the town of Clyde, Is' the new
Haywood County veterans' serv
ice officer. He was appointed last
Monday by the county.' commis
The board of county commis
sioners last Monday , appointed
Bruce Brown of Clyde as Haywood
County veterans service officer.
The appointment wiy ibeconvp ef
fectiyeTebruary 1." f
The new veterans officer, who Is
attorney fbr the town of Clyde,
succeeds J, H. Howell, Jr., Waynes
ville lawyer who resigned last July
to devote full time to his law practice:-'
Bruce Brown, 28-year-old veter
an of World War II, was named
Clyde town attorney last summer.
A Wake Forest College gradu
ate, he passed his state bar exam
inations In August 1948. -
For the appointment by the
county commissioners, Bruce
Brown had the unanimous recom
mendation of all the county's vet
erans organizations the Canton,
Waynesville and Hazelwood posts
of the American Legion, and the
Canton Veterans of Foreign Wars
To take care of the business of
Haywood County's 5,403 veterans
of World War l and World War II,
the commissioners have made the
(See Clyde Attorney Page 8)
R. R. Clearing
, By BOB MEDFORD
Southern Railway workers are
clearing brush and other obstruc
tions from all four of the grade
crossings In Clyde. . v ,
In an interview recently, Mr.
St. Clair, superintendent of the
railroad's Murphy Branch, ex
plained that something had to be
done to Improve the crossings at
any cost in light of the fact that
one man lost his life and several
other persons have been Injured
since last summer in accidents at
One of the railway's major pro
jects is to cut a 15-foot high bank
back about 25 feet from the tracks,
This bank is located between
the two west crossings. The vision
from the last crossing toward town
was only 30 feet. V v
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motorists approaching the grade
(See R, R. Clearing Pare 8)
J. of C. To
County-Wide Road Meeting
Citizens throughout . Haywood
county will come to the Haywood
County Court House here at 10
a. m. Monday to go over their rural
The public meeting has been
called by District Highway Com
missioner Dale Thrash to go into
further details regarding the needs
of the rural areas in- connection
with Governor Scott's $200,000,000
Scheduled to attend the session
are officials from the Commis
sioner's office, members and chair
men of the township committees
set up throughout the county last
fall, and county officials, along
with private citizens.
The first public hearing follow
ing the passage of the rural road
bond issue in the summer elec
tion was held at the Court House
. Mr. . Thrash and highway en
gineers from his office heard the
county citizens tell of the needs
of their particular areas.
: Plans were laid then to set up
committees in every township of
the county to - make intensive
studies and draw up recommenda
A few weeks after this meeting,
the township committees were ap
pointed and approved by the com
missloner, and the preliminary sur
vey work opened.
Since then, the committees have
held township meetings through
out the counties to determine the
specific local needs, discuss the
matter of right-of-ways, and go
into other details.
The date has hot been definitely
set, but the Chamber of Commerce
going to have a banquet this
That is definite, so says the board
of directors. In their first meet
ing of the year Tuesday night, the
board unanimously voted to have
good old-fashioned banquet this
spring, with lots of good food,
plenty of entertainment, Including
a good humorkt as a speaker.
James L. Kilpatrick, president,
named Charles E. Ray, as general
chairman of the committee to make
all arrangements. A tentative date
was set for "about the middle of
At the same time, Dave reimei
was named chairman of the mem-
bershio committee. Mr. Felmet Is
expected to have his plans com
pleted for Staging the annual drive
(See c. oi u. rage a;
McKimmon Club of .Canton and
president of the Council, presided.
May 16 was set as the date for
the Spring Federation and plans
were made for a county-wide fash
ion show for Home Demonstration
Club Women to be held on that
date. Mrs. L. j; Cannon, McKim
mon Club, was named chairman of
the committee oil arrangements
and serving with her will be Mrs.
John Williams, Jonathan Club;
Mrs. Grady Farmer, Aliens Creek
Club; and Mrs. Herbert Plott of
the Maggie Club. , '
Miss Nell Kennett, district home
agent; was a special guest at the
meeting and announced special
events as follows: The second dis
trict of the Federation of Home
Demonstration Clubs, comprising
Haywood, Macon, Jackson and
Swain- counties, will be held in
Sylva on May 26. Farm and Homp
Week in Raleigh is scheduled for
July 31 to August 3. 4-H Club
Week will "be July 24 to 29.
The croup voted to hold the an.
nual Achievement Day for county
home demonstration clubs on Oc
tober 10 and to select exhibits from
the Blue Ribbon Class to be sent
to the State Fair in Raleigh, ue
tober 16 to 21. ,
A decision was made to give
Museum Piece: Biggest Still Ever Taken In Haywood
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At left, officers inspect the big 600-gallon still they captured in the
Big Bend section last Friday the 13th. The picture was taken at
the scene by Waynesville Police Chief Orville Noland, who took
part in the raid. Staff photo above shows the still fully assembled
. in the garage of the sheriff's department. Left to right irt the photo
at left are Deputies John Kerley and Max Cochran, and Hazelwood
Police Chief Ossie Sutton. Above, left to right: Chief Noland Ker
ley, Sutton, Cochran, and Deputy Wade McDaniel.
Haywood Demonstration farmers
exchanged the conference table for v
the banquet table for their an
nual meeting this year. This was
their first annual dinner meeting,
and judging from its success, there
will probably not be any more con
ference table meetings for the
Besides enjoying a bountiful
meal as served by the women of
the Ratcliffe Cove Methodist
church, the farmers, their wives,
and invited guests feasted on,
humor, compliments, and sound ad
vice. All this was woven into a'
2!4-hour program at the East Way.
nesville school Monday night.
which was climaxed with an elec
tion of officers for the coming
year.'' . ' ;
' George Stamey, president, was
master of ceremonies, and had
charge of the meeting until R. C.
Francis was elected to the office
for the current year.
Rev. D. D. Gross, of Clyde, gave
the Invocation, and William Os
borne, secretary, also' of Clyde,
the address of welcome.
T. C, Davis wove In the achieve
ments of the 133 Demonstration
farmers with humor, but Impressed
upon his audience, that "a lot had ,
been accomplished." Mr. Davis .
served as secretary last yean -
Mr. Francis save out 11 awards
in behalf of the organization. Each
award was a beechnut placque, cut
into the shape of Haywood county,
with an imprint of the firm, or
organization's name, as having serv
ed the Demonstration farmers in
Mr. Francis added compliments,
and plenty of humor, as he pre
sented placques to the following:
W. J. Damtoft, for The Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Co.: James
T. Noland, First National Bank;
Charles E. Ray, Merchants Asso
ciation; Rev. D. D. Gross, for Hay
wood Ministerial Association; W.
Curtis Russ, for The Waynesville
Mountaineer; Harry "Blue" Rob
inson, for Radio Station WHCC;
Harley E. Wright, for The Canton
Enterprise; H. A. Bourne, The
Dayton Rubber Company; R. L.
Prevost, for The Unagusta Manu
facturing Co.; Heinz Rollman. for
Wellco Shoe Company; and Wil
liam Osborne, The Clyde Lions
During the business session, the
farm group elected the following
as officers for the coming year: ,
R. C. Francis, president; William
Osborne, vice-president; T. C.
Davis, secretary, and Van C. Wells,
After the presentation of the
staff of Extension workers of the
(See Farm Awards Page 8)
Polio Drive Lagging Here;
Dime Board Opens Jan. 21
The polio drive in the Waynes
ville area was described as "slow"
today by local National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis officials.
Felix Stovallr area campaalgn
director, and David Hyatt, area
chairman of the National Founda
tion, reported this morning that
receipts were far below the same
period last year.
The campaign to raise $7,500 in
the Waynesville area started last
Sunday officially, coincident with
the opening of the drive nationally.
The area auota represents half
the 1950 March of Dimes cam'
palgn quota assigned to all of
Canton area officials are trying
to raise the other half.
The Waynesville area campaign
will be stepped up Saturday with
the opening of the dime board.
Mr. Stovall said the board will
start operating at 8 a.m. in front
of the First National Bank here
and will move to the front of the
American Fruit Stand when the
Operating it will be members of
the Rotary Club and the Waynes
ville Business and Professional
A wheel chair and crutches were
displayed this week in the window
of Massie's Furniture Store, and an
iron lung will be put on exhibition
at the same place on Tuesday.
: Benefit basketball games and '
other events have been scheduled
throughout the county, with pro
ceeds to go into the campaign
(See folio rage o)
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(This Information com- '
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).
(See County Council Page 8)