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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, September 19, 1947, First Section, Image 1

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Standard PKlNTIXti Co 220-230 S First S LOUISVILLE v people The Waynesville Mountaineer Pub,ished Twice-a-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Sinoky Mountains National Park Published Twice-a-Weefc Every Tuesday and Friday A . .;tae nf jletheir ideal ienter. tZ So. 75 SIXTEEN PAGES United Press and Associated Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1947 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties Loll at Rio flW" ir of State Gejorge C. town as he addressed tsion of the Inter Eense Conference at frazil Me warned the fwblics that recovery ital to Western Hemi-. Ay. (International) Two Million Dollars For Park Wifl Be Sought By Two-State Commission N. C. And Tennessee Groups To Meet With Park Director Sept. 25th On Plans A two-state commission will for mally ask the federal government for two million dollars for devel opment of the Great Smoky Moun tains National Park for the next fiscal term, it was announced this week by Charles E. Ray, chairman of the' North Carolina National Park, Parkway and Forest Develop ment Commission. The announcement came at the Closing session of the two-day meet ing of the Commission at Boone and Blowing Rock. The commission completed plans for the meeting on September 25 at Gatlinburg, when the North Car olina group will join with the Ten nessee Conservation Commission In formally presenting a plan for development of the Park to Newton B. Drury, director of the National Park Service. The commissions of both states met late In August and formulated plans on the proposed program, in cluding plans for development of the North Carolina side of the Park, which had been recommend ed by the Western North Carolina Associated Communities to Secre tary of the Interior Krug in Feb ruary of this year Blair Ross, superintendent of the Park, was here Wednesday in con ference with Mr. Ray. makine last vl minute details for the two-state Wants Ike' to Run Court Extend scond Here Image Suit uto Accident h Early Part Week wit arising from an,e,lg 'itn Mr- Drury on the Stale To Pave! Indones!a Talk County Road As Detour For 19-23 Commissioners Ap prove Relocation Of Road Between Canton And West Asheville IKE for RRESDErYT .: i id. old auto, acc4nt Hal in Haywood coun Court since Monday had not been de tail adjourned Thura large number of ft to be heard and a full second week trials. H. Gwyn, of Reids- Nding jurist. There W Judge Felix E. Al fcville may exchange k k with Judge Gwyn, notice of this has was granted in ad. 1 on Monday morn' r f Genelle Finney F m. pate. lUit Which has nr. vv por jhare of court at- f is between How- 4Ury Ruth Hall vs. n Henson et al. ill Project fiscussed n. Night 'e been extended , "rmers and busl "Wend the dinner laV night at 6:30 at discussion will be 'osed feed mill fr Carolina. The moot. the Town House. McClure federation, will swn and present the "deration to build a ht reduce the cost la DnilTlrt- a " J ceus 10 area Mr mr.-,, '"making the ini- the meeting. L I COM pm:th of .the officials n; uuunccu any specinc plans ior ae- velopment within the Park. Neith er were' suggested expenditures made public At the meeting of the N. C. Park Commission this week, a proposal was made to recommend to the Na tional Park Service and the state highway and public works com mission, that a restudy be made of the location of the parkway section entering Black Camp Gap. "The proposed new location is by far superior to the present one Mr. Ray said yesterday, in dis cussing the matter. "To follow the present location would mean a nar row road and sharper curves than (Continued on Page Eight) Lions Of Zone 2 Meet Here Tues. The first quarterly meeting of zone 2, district 31-A, Lions Inter national, was held Tuesday night at the Towne House here, attended by representatives of clubs at Bre vard, Sylva, Canton and Waynes ville. J. I. Ayres, of Brevard, zone chairman, presided. Others pres ent were Edward H. McMahan, dis trict councilman; M. G. Pangle, president; and James Brennon. sec retary, all of Brevard; J. W. Ashe, president; T. L. Clayton, secretary; and Hugh L. Montieth, of the Sylva club; C. C. Nichols, president; John Morgan, secretary; and Hall B. Whitworth. of the Canton club: Claude Rogers, president ,and M. Davis, secretary of the Waynes ville club. PRESIDENT of the 'Draft Eisen hower for President League," Rob ert M. Haar (above) Is shown in Washington as he announced plans for organizing clubs throughout the U. S. to campaign for the election of Chief of Staff Gen, Owight D. Eisenhower. Both Republicans and Democrats are In the non-profit or ganization, which will have as tts goal only one purpose getting him in the White House. (International) 5 Magazine Has 23 Scenes In Oct. Issue Twenty-three of the 100 color pictures in the 26-page section on North Carolina in the October issue of Holiday are devoted to this im mediate area. The pictures include scenes in the Park, Cataloochee section, Cherokee, Cove Creek and square dancing in Asheville. Cove Creek and Cataloochee re ceived more publicity than any other one area in North Carolina in the lay-out. The 10,000-word story accom panying the pictures was written by Jonathan Daniels, executive ed itor of the News and Observer. Mr. Daniels says, "It's the richest state in the old south, yet it remains the pioneers preserve that the early Americans found it." Of the five scenes on the cover, (Continued on Page Eight) A resolution was passed by the Haywood county Board of Commis sioners at their meeting Monday approving the prcposed relocation and paving of a part of the county road leading northeast from Can ton through Newfound Gap (on the Haywood-Buncombe line) into West Asheville. Project 0-164, as prepared by the State Highway and Public Works commission, includes the partial straightening and hard surfacing of the Newfoud Gap road to serve as a detour for east-west traffic dur ing the reworking of highway 19 23. According to James Knight, maintenance engineer for the Ashe ville district, the project will tie in with pavement 1.6 miles east of Canton at Frank Mann's store and extend to the paved portion of the Buncombe County Home road: a distance of two and one quarter miles in Haywood and nine miles in Buncombe. A sketch of the route, showing the ownership of property along the way, is posted on a bulletin board at the Haywood courthouse. Quite a few curves in the present gravel road will be eliminated. Contract for the construction of the road will probably be let in Oc tober, Mr. Knight believes, and the paving done next spring. After traffic can be routed be tween Canton and West Asheville by tayf-: the--NWfouit Gap (or North Hominy) road, highway 19 23 between Candler and the Hay wood county line will be closed. Grading for a new three-lane high way -is under way now. Eventually the wider main route is planned to be brought through Canton and Clyde to Lake Junaluska. Bids have been asked by the state for another section of the main highway, between Enka and Asheville. The Haywood commissioners also received at their meeting this week a petition to improve the road from Mr. Simpson's house to J. M. Long's place on the golf course. This was approved and recom mended to the State Highway and Ttihll.. UT,.rb.. ... ;....;.. 1 IT. GOVERNOR GENERAl of the Netherlands East Indies, Dr. Hu bertus J. Van Moot: is shown on his arrival in New York, lie Immedi ately left for Washington to confer with Secretary of State George C. Marshall on the troublesome Indo nesian situation. (International) Car Stolen One Night, Returned On The Next Police are searching for the party, as yet unknown, who bor rowed Lochlan Hyatt's 1940 Plymouth tudor sedan on Tues day night when parked in up town Waynesville, put between 500 and 600 miles on the speed ometer, and parked it the fol lowing night on Love lane. The car was reported stolen between 7 and 9:30 p. m. Tues day after having1 been parked on Miller street, with 4aM keyt left Inside. A warning was sent out and a lookout maintained on the high ways, but no blue sedan with li cense No. 246-196 was sighted. Not until Wednesday, about mid night, when Policeman Jerry Rogers and Potrolman . R. Roberts were cruising about the area. The car was found abandoned on the dirt road between the top of Love lane hill and the Drll wood road. It was undamaged and a little gas left in it. Mr. Hyatt was notified and glad to get his car back. REA Plans Expansion To Reach Rural Areas Haywood Electric Membership Cor poration To Service 550 New Customers North Carolina still has 146,200 farmt without electric service, ac cording to a report just sent by REA to the Haywood Electric Mem bership Corporation with head quarters in Waynesville, President Carter Osborne of Clyde has announced. About 2,500,000 of the nation's farms still do not have service, ac cording to the figures received by Mr. Osborne. Great progress has been made, however, during the past 12 years, when the percentage of farms with electricity increased from 10.9 in 1935 to 57.4 as of the first of this year. In North Caro lina, the figure has risen from 3.2 per cent in 1935 to 49.1 per cent as of December 31, 1946, Mr. Os borne said. The Haywood Electric Member ship corporation has plans for ex tending service to 550 rural con sumers in this area, most of them farms, within the next few months, Mr. Osborne reported, and even (Continued on Page Eight) Civic Group Pushing Improvement Of Road Projects In Haywood Probe Bomb Story Ik V0 11' MENTION 3 sin pi no P Beaverdam Bap-f"-dfy Afternoon, be- P flock. All .i'ZZ. nd take part. F Report Mountaineer by Mer Bur.,,,,. 1 H today and tonlBht an v- asional very tday, raay fci'le tempers IT1 y the T. feu. M Min. tall '8 59 - 73 53 M Annual Haywood Sing Convention Will Be Sunday The annual Haywood county singing convention will be held at the courthouse here Sunday, start ing at 10 o'clock, with Ray Parker, president, in charge. Singers are urged to attend and take part in the program. The pub lic is invited to the convention, which annually draws a large crowd. Closing Hours Will Be Discussed By Merchants Members of the Merchants Asso ciation are urged to attend the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Chamber of Commerce, office, when closing hours and dates will be discussed for the approach ing holidays, announces David Fel met, president of the group. Plans will be made at that time for meetings of the association dur ing fall and winter months, and other business of importance to all will be discussed. Champion Five Year Employees To Be Feted The annual party for Champion Paper and Fibre company employ ees who have had five years contin uous service with the company will be held at the Canton Armory on Saturday evening. Reuben B. Robertson, company president, will be host to the party and will present membership em blems to new members of the group. A special program of en tertainment has been completed under the direction of Marie Bell, social director at the Champion YMCA, which will include local talent and a special act by How ard Nash, known as "Panhandle Pete," of West Asheville. Employees eligible for member ship this year number 174. Hazelwood Asks Bids On Paving Thirteen Streets Bids for the paving of 13 streets in Hazelwood will be accepted until 5 p. m.. September 29, at which time they will be opened in the town hall, according to an adver tisement published this week by town officials. Streets included are Richland. Beech, Church, Balsam, Virginia, Georgia, Oak, McClure, North Pine, Carolina, Adkins, Morgan and Brown. Plans and specifications are on file with the town clerk, J. R. Carswell. In the municipal election this spring a vote was carried author izing $35,000 for street improve-1 ments. Paving of the streets list-1 ed above will be the first phase of the improvement program. Legion To Sponsor Jamboree Program Saturday Nights The Saturday Night Jamboree, a two-hour program featuring four Haywood county string bands, will be broadcast from the auditorium on the third floor of the Masonic Temple here and open to the pub lic under the sponsorship of the local American Legion post, it is announced by George Flowers, pro gram director for radio station WIICC. The program "ill begin at 7:30 p.m. each Saturday and last until 9:30 o'clock, being on the air from 8 until 9 p.m. Conducted by "Grandpappy Bus" Bridges and Mr. Flowers, the Jam boree presents string music by the Dixie Ramblers. Smoky Moun tain Entertainers. Haywood Moun taineers, and Fred and Sam. A small admission fee will be charged the public, to be used for American Legion activities. Keen Interest Shown Here In Florida Storm Keen interest has been shown here in the hurricane which raced across Florida late Wednesday .night. Scores of Floridians her on vacations have been unable to get messages into or from the stricken areas. The local telephone Suffice got calls to Orlando and Jacksonville yesterday, but were not taking calls for any further Into Florida. A number of vacationists here left Thursday for the storm area, some cutting their vacations sev eral weeks short. High winds, raging at more than 100 miles per hour crossed Florida and headed towards Jacksonville late yesterday. The weather bureau in this im mediate area predicted Western North Carolina would get heavy rains directly due to the storm. Light rains fell Thursday after noon from a sky that had been overcast all day. Radio Station WHCC gave news of the storm every hour, and on special bulletins broke in on pro grams, in order to keep listeners posted on the progress of the storm. DR. CALEB GREENE NOTED PHrSICIST, Dr. Caleb Greene, is pictured in New York City, as he told newspapermen that the Irgnn Zvai Leu mi approached him 18 months ago to develop synthetically an "A" bomb for the Jewish under ground. The FBI is investigating 11m statement. (International) Home Burned In Tuesday Blaze At Hazelwood Near Total Loss Is Caused By Fire In Lee Sullivan House On Church Street Run-Away Car Travels 50-Yards; $100 Damages Russians Make Accusations At U. S. And Britain FLUSHING, N. Y., Sept. 18 (UP) Russian delegate Andrei Vishin sky has accused the United States and Great Britain of trying to wreck the United Nations and of sabotaging efforts for universal and atomic disarmament Soviet Russia has also charged that the Truman doctrine and the Marshall plan for European recov ery directly violate the United Na tions charter. It is not unusual to read where a mule runs away from home, sometimes a teen-age boy or girl, and even wives have been known to pick-up and go places, but when it comes to cars following such tactics, then that's news. Shortly after noon Tuesday, V. L. Reno parked his Ford coupe on the parking lot back of his service station next to The Mountaineer, just as he has been doing for month after month. He went about his business until an employee of The Mountaineer called to him that his car was running away. By the time Mr. Reno could get to the parking lot the car had already rolled entirely across the parking lot and over the alley, and down the steep embankment. Peering through the dense under growth on the 40-foot bank, Mr. Reno saw a faint glimpse of blue, as if the car were hiding in the thicket. In rolling down the bank, the car missed two trees by inches, turned slightly towards the left and missed another. A good driver could not have done as well. Workmen, cut out a path through the thicket, and a wreck er pulled the car out by going around the foot of the hill. Outside of a new radiator, a fender and other parts, the ear can be put back in condition for about $100. Mr. Reno is still at a total loss as to how the car started on its venturous trip, unless some motorists in parking touched it enough to start the car rolling. Anyway, it proved to be an ex pensive 50-yard trip. Methodists Will Hold Conierence At Fines Creek The fourth quarterly conference for the Fines Creek charge will be held at the lower Fines Creek Methodist church at 11 o'clock on September 21, with the Rev. Walter B. West, district superintendent, presiding. This session will have on its agenda reports concerning the closing of the conference year, election of church officials for the coming year and the making of plans for the new conference year. ! All church officials are urged to be 1 present and visitors are welcome to this service. After the morning worship and business session there will be a picnic lunch. Plans for the after noon have been changed. There ' will be no preaching services as j Waynesville police were alerted originally announced so that the j Tuesday night by authorities in people of the Fines Creek charge Sylva following the jail break of An almost total loss was caused to a one-story, frame house on Church street in Hazelwood Tues day morning. Lee Sullivan, Unagusta employee and one of the owners of the house and two friends, William Robinson and Gene Powers, were in the house when it began burning. They were asleep when the fire started and Sullivan arose to get a drink of water, opened the bath room door and the flames burst out in his face giving its first warning, lie awakened nis com panions and all escaped without injury. Fire spread throughout the in side of the building, starled--it is presumed in the bathroom of unknown origin, and was held to the interior by the tin roof. An alarm was sent to the Waynesville Fire Department shortly after It was discovered and the firemen soon extinguished the blaze after arrival at 10 a. m. All but the front right bedroom was gutted by the flames with prac tically all furnishings in the house destroyed Damages were esti mated at approximately $2,000. There was no insurance. Local Police Alert After Hearing Of Sylva Jail Break Chamber Of Com merce Directors Urge Parkway Section Kept Open This Fall The board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce passed a series of resolutions Tuesday eve ning, among them being one urging the Bureau of Public Roads to open the section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Wagon Road Gap i to Overlook point for the next six weeks and during daylight hours. The resolution came as a follow up to a suggestion made by The Mountaineer that the section be kept open for the fall season in ' order to afford vantage points for viewing the colorful foliage in that area. The civic group also passed a resolution urging the State High way Commission to improve high way No. 284 from the Cove Creek post office to Cove Creek Gap. The resolution carried with it the sug gestion that the present location of the road be widened and also smoothed. The Park Service was also peti tioned to improve the Pisgah motor road from Wagon Road Gap to the inn. The civic body went on record favoring the Pisgah National For est Service acquiring the 12-mile strip near Waterville. The section is within the purchase of both the Forest and Park Service. The di rectors felt the Forest Service should acquire this property which is owned by Carr Lumber com pany. j , tfim Atipvti-wji was jiauieu il, - succeed Charles E. Ray as a mem ber of the Western Carolina Asso ciated Communities, with M. D. Watkins as an alternate. Mr. Ray had to give up his place on the group by virtue of becoming chair man of the new State Park Com mission. The following resolution was passed by the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce Tues day nifht: Whereas, no section of the Blue Ridge Parkway has been completed in this area and opened to the public, Whereas, a five mile section has been graded in the Pisgah National Forest, starting at Wagon Road Gap on U. S. No. 296 and this sec tion, while not paved, does have a good crushed stone base; is well drained for the most part. And whereas, it traverses a love ly area itself, and affords views of the Pink Beds area to the south and rugged mountains to the north, that are exceptional, And whereas, the State Adver tising Bureau and the local com munities have expended consider able sums featuring the colors of the fall and the flowers of the spring, and local communities are promoting travel over U. S. 276 from the south via Brevard and Waynesville into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Now, therefore, the Waynesville Chamber of Commerce urges and petitions that for short periods during the fall and the spring, starting this fall, this section of the Parkway, and at least to Green Knob overlook, be opened to the public during daylight hours." The resolution has been sent to all state and federal agencies con cerned with the Parkway. may join in the Pine Grove Metho dist church's homecoming services that afternoon. The afternoon service will be made up of quartet and choir singing. 13 Cases Tried Monday In Local Police Court Charged with reckless driving, Troy Smith of Canton was fined $150 and costs in police court here Monday. Bessie May Stephens, colored, of Waynesville, was sen tenced to 32 days in jail in lieu of paying costs on a public drunk enness case. One person was assessed the cost of court for failure to stop at a traffic light, and 10 others charged with public drunkenness paid eostR. three prisoners, being held in de fault of bond awaiting trial. A Jackson county jailer, Thad Cowan, was opening a cell to clean j it out when he was caught by the prisoners, choked with a wire, and forced to give up his keys. The prisoners were described as James Spencer. 21, of Anderson, S. C, five feet, nine inches; weight 160 pounds; red hair; James Lail, 18, of Robbinsville, 5 feet, 11 inches. 150 pounds, black hair; and James Howard, 23, of Asheville, 5 feet, 9 inches; 145 pounds, with brown hair. All three were wearing brown trousers and white shirts at the time of their escape. ? Busses were searched and a watch maintained on roads in Hay wood county by local police and member of the Highway Patrol. ATTENDS CONVENTION Joe W. Davis of Hazelwood at tended the Southeastern Photog raphers convention September 15 17 in Asheville. Highway Record For , 1947 In Haywood (To Date) Injured ---42 Killed---- 6 (This Information Com piled From Records of State Highway Patrol) 'I, .: - f

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