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Published Twice-A-Week la The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 26, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Saunook, Jonathan Creek, Maggie, Newfound, Beaverdam Areas Included In
All For The March Of Dimes
red worms, Fisherman
hauled out an 8-pound
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nerosity overpowered nis
nd hp eave the prize
, Octavious Love, well
Imitor. before naving a
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marte. Anyway, ne nas
iroof to at least show that
cne did noi
thpr dav a waynesvme
'd rather forget the whole
insnortinff some new
sh cauipment he was buy-
camera store. To test u,
Id a bulb in the flash gun,
lie camera at the street,!
ped the shutter, The bulb
bled around with the bulb,
Jack, aimed the camera at
bt again, and snapped me
ti't work again.
l-ned the camera around,
and frowned at the bulb.
pped the shutter.
store owner courteously I
the mans', wife, and she
id led him home.
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Couiity 4-H Clubs To
Day Events Saturday
From 7 am. to 7 p.m. Jerry, Ball sits in a aox wuth a piano sus
pended high above Independence Square in Charlotte, and plays
numbers requested via telephone. If he can play the desired tune,
the person making the request pays $1 to the March of pimcs fund
for infantile paralysis If Jerry can't play it, he drops $1 into the
fund. (AP Photo).
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Haywood County's 4-H Clubbers
will have their day Saturday.
. The occasion is the 1950 annual
4-H Achievement Day, when the
young farmers and future farm
wives will be honored for the out
standing work they did on their
projects during 1949.
R. B. House, chancellor of the
University of North Carolina, will
address the youngsters and their
parents Saturday morning at the
Haywood County Court House. j
After that. Assistant County
Agent Joe Cllne and Assistant
Home Demonstration Agent Jean
Chllders will present the winners
with their medals for achievement.
Wade Francis. of the Waynes-
ville Senior 4-JI Club, vice-presi
dent of the County 4-H Council,
will preside over the session.
After lunch, the meeting will
adjourn to the Armory for an af
ternoon of recreation.
The Rev. M. R. Williamson, pas
tor of the Wayhesville. Presbyteri
an Church, will open the meeting
at 10 a.m. with the invocation,
All the club members, repre
senting the 22 4-H organizations
in the county, then will give the
club pledge, and Bobble Jean
Bradshaw will lead, the group In
the singing (of "America".
4-H Day Speaker
Messer is 100 per cent for
ral roads, although they
causing him one grand
is as a road is too bad for
bus to travel ' over, the
never mention the matter
Idesser. But the minute the
axes the road, maKing u
id wideband covered' with
stone, they want a school
Bt is only natural, and Mr
agrees, but then school
fe not that easy to get, and
fed routes are not that easy
boils down to a big head-
the county superintendent
Only Third Of Polio Drive
University of North Carolina
Chancellor R, B. House will be
the principal speaker Saturday
morning at the opening of the
annual Haywood County 441
Club Achievement Day program
at the Court House here.
Wagon Road Gap
Rated Among N. C.
10 Beauty Spots
Wagon Road Gap, on High
way No. 276, was listed as one
of the ten prettiest places in
North Carolina, by Carl Goerch,
editor of The State Magazine.
Mr, Goerch has always pointed
out that he felt Wagon Road Gap
offered more varied scenic views
than did almost any other point
in this area. . ... . . . X-i '.,
Other points In this immedi
ate section included the Biltmore
Estate, and the drive" west of
it is eight months to Hal
-"lite iiioimaier wiui a w - - . n t
?y, climbed a telephone canton rasior iicw
rri, r0u, oriitnr nf the Highland
F our reporters, hearing of rhurrhman. the magazine of the
Went, wondered if by any Woctcrn Nnrth Carolina Episcopal
the garbage on the tele- r,,OM ia iho rPV: Robert J. Mc-
couw nave m any way r, of Canton.
a snort circuit which re- nt-Kr ; named to the
"nasty" telephone call ' Dntw in suppppa the Rev.
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W. C. Leach of Valley rucis,
The 1950 March of Dimes drive
in the Waynesvllle area reached
the $2,500 mark this week.
Campaign Director Felix Stovall
of the sponsoring Waynesvllle
Rotary Club and David Hyatt,
Waynesville area chairman for the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis, reported the figure rep
resents the receipts from all sourc
es Dime Board collections, theatre
collections, benefits and organiza
The Waynesville Elks Lodge is
dropping a cool $100 in the pot.
In the four working days between
Saturday morning and last night,
nassersby dropped $250 worth of
coins and bills on the Dime Board
that members of the Rotary Club
and the Business and Professional
Women's Club manned.
Two benefit dances are expected
to swell the fund considerably
more this week-end.
Tomorrow night, the Haywood
County Polio Ball is being held
at the Waynesville Armory under
(See Polio Drive Page 8)
jrner Haywood Man Dies
bm West Coast Accident
al services will h 'held
Jlethodist Church, Saturday,
ior Ben Green, 40, who
asphyxiation at hi
Fe. Washington last Friday.
Rev. R. P. McCracken will
f and interment will be in
'nai Fiott at Green Hill
arers will be members nf
f wwn Legion Post No. 47,
p Pallbearers will be cous-
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ins, Ben Mooney. Hugh McCracken
Joe Mooney. Tommy McCracKen,
Sanr McCracken, Glenn McCrack
en,, Ed McCracketu- George .. Mc
Cracken, Gerald Mooney, and Wil
son Medford. .
Flower bearers will be members
of the American Legion Auxiliary
MilitarV rites at the graveside
will be conducted by members of
(See Accident-Page 8)
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County Agent Corpening Says:
Ladino Glover Holds
For County Farmers
"Haywood's farm prosperity of the future depends to
large degree on the number of acres we plant in Ladino
clover," County Agent Wayne Corpening pointed out this
"Experiments have proven the value of this pasture
cover to be so high, that a goal of 10,000 acres for 1950 in
Haywood has been set," the county farm leader continued.
In order to fully acquaint the
By BOB MEDFORD
Clyde't freight depot is open for
Last Monday, for the first time
since 1948, the office by the rail
road crossing started operating.
John Smathers of Clyde, the
newly appointed freight agent, re
ported for duty that morning.
There was no telegraph at first.
but there will be as soon as the
equipment is installed.
The depot was opened again af
ter its long idleness by an order is
sued last October by the State
The order followed a hearing In
Ashevllle of representatives of the
Southern Railway and a large
group of Clyde businessmen last
June before Commissioner Mc
Mahan. v Acting as legal counsel for Clyde
was Town Attorney Bruce Brown.
The railway officials appealed to
the full seven-man commission
from the o order, But the slate
agency ruled to sustain Commis
sioner McMahans opinion on which
the order was based.-
A number 'of members of the
commission complimented the
towns' young attorney by saying
that the case the town had pre
sented was one of the best pre
pared it had heard. The Commls
slon in a letter to Mr. Brown said
that the town's oral argument also
was one of the most able it had
ever heard and requested copies
for future reference.
Work In Balsam Area
Scheduled To Begin
About First Of April
Five more rural areas of Hey wood are scheduled to get
telephone facilities during 1950. This fact was learned today
by The Mountaineer from J. Loyell Smith, district manager
of the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. V
It is estimated the five rural projects will cost about $75,
000, and work is slated to begin on the first one about April.'
Mr. Smith said the five projects did not include the work
now nearing completion on Aliens Creek, which will add
Soon after April first, construe-
Delegation To Go
To Jackson Event
Haywood County will be repre
sented by 16 people at the Demo
cratic Party's annual Jefferson-
Jackson Day dinner at Raleigh
W. G. Byers, who plans to at
tend as chairman of the Haywood
County Democratic Executive
Committee, described the 1950
dinner today as promising to - be
"the most successful and colorful
occasion in many years."
The principal speaker for the
$50-a-plate event will be Vice
President Alben W. Barkley.
Mrs. Doyle Alley, co-chairman
assisting Mr. Byers, announced
(See Democrats Page 8)
To Speak Here
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County Asent Wayne Corpen
ing is offering- $5.00 to the per
son submitting the best slogan
on Ladino clover. The slogan
should be brief, pointed, and
have a definite meaning.
The contest closes Wednes
day, February 1, at five o'clock,
and all entries should be mailed
or delivered to the county agent's
people with the true value of La
dino, a series of sessions have been
held with farm leaders from .all
sections of the county, and Mr.
Corpening has cited many instan
ces of the worth of this pasture
crop here in Haywood. Ladino
clover was first Introduced In Hay
wood about 1945. A I'UIe was
planted in 1944. but it was not
until 1945 that the first county-wide
recognition was gained from the
Mr. Corpening has set a special
meeting for many farmers ana
civic leaders of the county to dis
cuss the 10,000-acre program fin
Monday night at his office.
"We have some 93,500 acres of
pasture land in Haywood, and to
(See Ladino Clover Page 8)
Here Show Very
Few Bad Lights
The state's compulsory auto in
spections have been dead and
buried many months now.
But as far as attention to their
lights are concerned, Haywood's
motorists are keeping their vehic
les up to snuff Just the same in
fact, better than those over the
rest of the state generally.
This week the State Department
of Motor Vehicles reported that in
spot checks State Highway Patrol
men found that one-third of the
motor vehicles inspected in De
comber had defects in their light
Asked recently how many de
fective lights his inspections in
this area had revealed, State High
way Patrol Corp. John L. Carpen
ter replied: "Very few."
In all. officers throughout the
state checked 89,203 vehicles for
In this group, they found 27
181 bad lights.
They issued 887 light tickets
and 6.009 equipment tickets to
The patrolmen worked 125,489
hours and travelled 1,342,839 miles
in the performance of their duties
The department also reported
that traffic accidents in the state
during December killed 57 people
and injured 668.
HORACE EASOM,, director of
the North Carolina Baptist Broth-
erhood, will address the Hay wood
Assoclational Me n ' s Meeting-,
which will be held next Sunday
at the First Baptist Church of
Waynesville. The meeting will
open at 3 p.m. A
Baptist Men To
Meet Sunday At
A Haywood County Assoclational
men s meeting win open at 3 p. m
Sunday at the First Baptist church
here, with Horace Easom, director
of the North Carolina Baptist
Brotherhopd, scheduled, to make
the principal speech. '
Every Baptist church in Haywood
county is expected to send repre
sentatives to the meeting, and
every pastor, deacon and layman
In the churches are urged to at
tend. The Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor
of the host church, will Lad the
devotional, while the Waynesville
Male Quartet will provide special
Recognition of the churches and
announcements will be made by
Harry Mashburn just before Mr.
A hymn and the benediction will
close the meeting at 4:10 p. m.
M, C. Wyatt is to give the bene
tlonls scheduled to begin on lines
front the Dayton Rubber Plant up
Highway 19A-23 to the State Fish
Hatchery. This project will ac
commodate about 73 phones, he'
said. Tentative estimates are that
90 days will be required to get ser
vice completed after construction
starts. The cables to the beginning-
of the project are already com
pleted. ; ?.
Yesterday an engineer of the
company was In the Jonathan Creek. ;
area making a field survey, witb
the idea of setting up blue print-.
ed plans for service in that sec
tion. The engineer made a house
count, and took measurements be
tween the houses in the section.
Mr. Smith said that another
rural project was supplementing
the expansion of a few years ago
in the Maggie area. He made no
I stlmate , as to the number oi
phones which would be added, but
did say, that plans are to add quite
a few more.
Two of the rural projects are
out of the Canton exchange. One
Is ' the Newfound area, and it it
stlmated that about 40 phone:;
will be put in that area, and per
haps few more than 40 In the
Beaverdam section. The company
engineers have already strung
cable through North Canton for
both of these projects.;
There are now approximately
4,900 telephones in Haywood coun
ty. Waynesville has . 2,350, and
Canton 2,550. The completion oZ
these five rural projects will add
a number to both exchanges.
The circuits down into Crabtres
and Iron Duff were completed ear
lier this year, Mr. Smith asid ha
had nothing definite to report on
the proposed lines Into Fines wee
and that a study is being made of
extending lines from the Fish
Hatchery into the Balsam seuu
ment. Both projects are in ma
tentative stages, he explained.
Wants Old Photos
Beekman Huger, an official cf
The Champion Paper and Fibre
Company yesterday made a re
quest for the loan of pictures c
the early construction days of the
plant in Canton. -
Mr. Huger Is preparing some
historical data on the Canton di
vision, and needs some photo
graphs made about 190 5 when
work was started on the plant.
Building And Loan
All Their Officers
Let's Have A Parade,
And Get Some Snow
Rumors were making the rounds this morning that the Tobac
co Harvest Committee was in session, and might come up with the
suggestion of staging a surprise parade just to spite the weather-
manFor three "successive years,""the weatherman' has gotten the
best of the parade committee. -Each time there has been rain.
' sleet or snow. The 1949 parade brought about the only snow to fall
here this winter. 1 , .... .
The committee remained silent on their plans, but it is known,
that they would like to "get even" for the many tough breaks.
the action of the committee would be upheld by youngsters,
who have been denied a snowfall. Many older persons, especially
those with low coal piles, thought the "action of the committee mi-
AI1 officers of the Haywood
Building and Loan Association
were re-elected by the board of
directors here Monday night. The
board had been re-elected on the
17th, when the 30th annual meet
ing of the 30-year-old organization
The officers are: R. L. Prevost,
president, C, N. Allen, vlce-presl
dent; L. N. Davis, secretary-treas
urer; Miss Elsie McCracken, as
sistant, and A. T. Ward, attarney.
On 4-H Club Camp
-The members of the overall com
mittee directing the Haywood
county 4-H 'Club 'Camp last Thurs
day discussed the problems of com
pleting the camp in time for open
ing early this summer.
The committeemen talked over
plans for building the pool and
landscaping the playground, the
two major jobs still to be done.
County Agent Wayne Corpening,
a member of the committee, said
after the meeting that they hoped
' (See 4-H Camp Page 8)
Trees In City
All the trees in the City Park on
East Street have had a "limb cut
ting" and are now all set for a
Town workmen have cut away
surplus and dead limbs from the
huge oaks, and Improved the looks
of the Park materially.
The cords and cords of wood
will probably be converted into
funds for further improving the
nnoearance of the Park, It was
learned from Town officials.
JUST HOW DID
a Modern Store Look
Back In 1904
the answer to this question is a photo
graph in the special "50 Years Of Progress"
Edition of The Mountaineer, which will be
published in February.
Bioodmobile To Visit
Waynesville Area Tuesday
The American Red Cross Blood
mobile will pay its first visit of the
new year to the Waynesville area
The blood donor room will be
set up in the basement of the Way
nesville Presbyterian church, and
will operate from 10 a. m. until
4 p.. m. .
Meanwhile, the Waynesville
Lions Clubbers pressed their search
for the remainder of the 130 vol
unteers. Boyd Owen, chairman of the
Many Spring Flowers Now
In Bloom For How Long?
Gardeners were checking this morning on the shrubs and
flowers that are beginning to bloom in this spring-like, weather.
Bees by the thousands are buzzing about budding maple trees,
while winter jasmine has added a touch of gold to the bleak yards
since early December. '
Breath of spring Is in bloom, and many, gardeners reported
their Splrea in bud, and Jonquils were popping up in many a plot.
Iris has shoots several inches high, and Japonica is in bloom.
Many feople are literally sleeping with one eye open, won
dering when Old Man Winter will strike a death blow to the
spring flowers that are blooming In mid-winter. .
Club's health and welfare commit
tee, who has tne Tesponsiuiuij
findina donors for this visit, sa-.a
today nearly 100 folks had regis
tered to give a pint oi mooo. eacu.
At the same time, however, he
pointed out that at least some of
these may not De aoie 10
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Injured . 5
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).