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i.unch supporter of Senator
. p Graham became some
wet Saturday. For several
. he had carried one of the
'blue stickers as issued by
ad: "Vote For Frank
with some Imagination,
fZ for the unusual, had
i cut the letters "Fr-from
find the letters "Gra" from
Thus the banner then
P-vote For Rank Ham for
Scraham supporter, looking
ucutupign, then said; "It
, student from high school
spell that well." .
tp 'Era Informed
recently organised Mount
e (Waynesville) chapter, Na
i Secretaries' Association is
, i comprehensive Job of keep-
n members-r-and members
stside chapters Informed of
Imrtly after the organization
hMlast spring, the Waynes-
secretaries jumped into the
i whipping up a ciud puDiica
ihime I No. 2 (June issue)
1 pages, covering everything
I national club news w mem
bides of the bulletin are sen;
mire than 50 other chapters of
Association throughout the
led States, and the girls are
mint- to push their coverage
in Louise Stahl, secretary to
k Messer, is the editor. , as
k editors are Clare Dotson,
Grant, Mary Medford, and
ia Bright. .":;;,:.;
bang Them in Tight
1th two thousand Methodists
i for the special conference
week-end. one businessman;
Is i leader In the Methodist
Ml cornered a good friend
Is a Baptist, and secretly con
rhe two thousand Methodists
about filled the community
could have taken care , of
thousand Baptists with ease
h Baptist listened Intently
Wag the poy-off would be
i at his denomination, said
faaturedly, "Go right ahead
I eipress yourself , what is it.
nothing, except I've heard
Baptists are so narrow you can
I them In half the space as re
M for other denominations,"
I the Methodist as he threw his
back and roared that is un
saw his wife giving him a
stiff look she was once a
ist, and has often told him to
such Ideas to himself.
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Then Usere was the eo-t S
who soaked her strap'.
evening town in stronjf ci f
fee to it would stay no all
65th YEAR NO. 51 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 26, 1950 ' ? $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counlka
Church Being Converted Into Community Building
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This is the White Oak Presbvterlan Church being reconditioned and converted into a community
center for the citizens of White Oak. This photograph made Thursday shows some of the 15 men
of the community whb put on a new' roof, and are' renovating the entire building. Shortly after the
picture was made the steeple was torn off, and the bell given to the Presbytery, who gave the build
ing for the community center. The citizens have raised $1,000 to spend modernizing this as a place
to meet. Landscaping and painting are included in the plans. (This Is a Mountaineer Staff Photo.)
Bishop Moore) Graham ;
?o Speak Make Tonight
At Lake Junaluska
U S. Senator Frank P. Graham
of Qiapcl Hill, and Dr. Arthur J.
Moore; bishop of the Atlanta, Ga.
area, heads the list outstanding
speakers on tonight s program at
Lake Junaluska.- .
The delegides to the Methodist
Convocation Vfor Teachers and
Presidents of Adult Classes, opened-
their 5 four-day program Satur-
dayitlght hearlnaxahfc ddy!sof
I. William Cannon,, oroff ssor in
ttie Emory University School of
Religion at Atlanta. Ga.
, Most of the 2,000 delegates, makj
ing upela?gest conference ever
held'dttrfngthe 38 years the MethoV
diet Assembly has been lin "ijj
itirfi nrrlvprf vesterdayAV 1 r-
The featured speaker that (flay
wrp. Bishop, Clare ifurceii ot. ine
BirmlhKhami : A3a.. area, and Dr.
N Fc JwoPhersonx bastor -E. St,.
J'stirisa 'f : Memphis f
both of wgom aaaressea m nuu
lence last evening: and Dr. Paul
(See Methodists Page 6)
fork Tn Start Tuesday
)n New Church At Maggie
'ring crews are to start
ln days on the right-of-'i
for the six-mile section of
f Wne Ridge Parkway from
P 'Gap to Black Camp Gap,
fWolf Laurel, ' , ,
Shnler, representative of
'i leer, contractor, waa here
tte week-end making plans
in the work of clear-
immediately. ; :-;
Teer, road contractor of
was low bidder on the
.H and has 450 days in
o complete the job.
Tho rnmerstone of the Maggie
Mpthorfist church will be laid at
was announced this morning.
Actual construction will begin
on the $12,000 rock building, on
the site near the Maggie post-of
fice. 'I'-' :- ' 7--.;
Jack Setzer, oldest member of
the church, and donor of land for
the former church, will officially
lay the cornerstone of the new
Claude Medford, in charge of
construction; said that about, six
months would be required to build
the church, which .will have an
auditorium to seat 200 people, in
addition to numerous classrooms.
Rev. A. E. Belk is pastor of the
! church. - - '
U. S. Senator Frank P. Graham
of Chapel Hill, former president
of the University of North Caro
lina, will speak at Lake Junalus
ka tonight. It will be his first
public address since the close of
his campaign Saturday In the
runoff primary for the Democra
tic nomination for his post.
U. S. Senator Frank P. Graham
carried Haywood county but lost
the race to Raleigh Attorney Willis
Smith In Saturday's runoff primary
for the Democratic nomination to
the U. S. Senate
Haywood county, running against
the state trend, gave the former
University of North Carolina presi
dent a majority of 3,925 to 1,741 in
the unofficial returns from all but
one of its 24 precincts
Cecil was the only precinct un
reported as The Mountaineer went
to press. -
Saturday's vote was substantially
less than the 7.830 Haywood clti
xens cast in the May, 27 primary.
But It was much larger than vet
eran political observers had ex
pected... . ' :
In the first primary, Haywood
had given Senator Graham 5,595
votes, and Mr. Smith 2,241.
Jonathan Creek gave Mr. Smith
an 86 to 52 margin, while Fines
Creek No. 1 also went for him
by 123 to 118
Police and election officials re
ported the, voting was quiet with
election night "about normal" for
any Saturday night
County Elections Chairman Com
Cole said the votes in the 23 pre
cincts had all been tabulated and
reported by 11 p. m. Saturday.
Unofficial Haywood county re'
turns in Saturday's runoff primary:
City Tax Rate To
Kept Down At
'Miss Dolly' Going To Washington
Y ANNE BISCIIOFF
K The story you are about to read
may sound fictitious and impos
slble but, as the saying goes. 'Noth
ing is impossible,' and the people
of White Oak have proven It. '
; The - story begins with an old
church with a rotten roof and part
of 4he celling off.
The people of WhlTe OaV decltf-"
ed that if they had this building,
they could make the necessary re
pairs, do a little remodeling and
ha ve : an excellent community
house. :. :::
So, they began to inquire about
the property. They stated their
case to the official owners of the
Presbyterian church and the prop
erty was donated to them!
It wasn't as easy as It sounds.
They did lot of traveling and talk
ing, because they were determined
to have a community center.- ,
The next necessity was finances.
The women decided to have a
box supper for the candidates.
They raised $401.
With the $200 they received for
winning third place in the com
munlty Contest, they had a total of
The next thing the women did
was sell food at an auction sale.
One Haywood County man said
(See White Oak Pace 6)
Beaverdam 1 102
Beavcrdam 2 157
Beaverdam 3 ..:T......w 177
Pcaverdam 4 .. ........ 155
Beaverdam 5 98
Beaverdam 6 .... . ....... 231
Cataloochee .......... 4
Clyde ..: 324
East Fork -47
Fines Crt'ek l'::... 118
Fines Creek 2 49
Ivy H1U .1. I.... 233
Jonathan Creek 52.
Lake Junaluska 227
Iron Duff , 1 7
Big Creek : ..... ... 23
Waynesville 1 650
Waynesville 2 259
Waynesville 3 .. -.. 231
White Oak - 32
Totals ....... ... :...:...3925
Stores To Close
Here On Fourth
Merchants here will observe
the Fourth of July as a holiday,
It was announced, today by C. J.
Reece, president of the Mer
Since the Fourth falls on Tues
day, Mr. Reece said that the
stores would remain open all day
on Wednesday, the 5th.
ynesville Scouts On
h To Jamboree; Today
IroM UM 29 Mostly iiic
Wed "thr tot Monday
C and evening thunder-
i'ial Waynesvilto tpmnpm.
forded by the ataff of the
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Flpht Waynesville Troop Boy
Scouts boarded a truck at 7:30 a.m.
stiirt the first leg of their
trip : to the National Boy Scout
Jamboree at Valley rorge . -
Wearing their smart, official
scout uniforms they met for the
m, nt tho Mb at the home of
Robert Massie, 17-year-old Eagle
Scout, who is a memDer oi w
. m w a iIm.
Robert Is the son oi wr. ana
T. G. Massie. .
Accompanying him to tne jam
) aw Jimmv Davis. Jr.i 14,
son of Mr. and Mrs. James M- TJa
vis. Sr.; Malcolm Clarke, 14, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Clark; Eagle
Scout Charlton Davis,- 16, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis of Haz
el wood; .a
rinnroa tpwpv Stovall, Jr., 18,
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. StovalU
Sr- Dale Ratcliffe, 14, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Will Ratcliffe of Waynes
ville; Stat Scout David Feimet, jr
. , (See Scouto Page 6) -
Checking The Route To The Scout National Jamboree
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These seven Boy Scouts are shown checking with their Scoutmaster the route and some lasf-min-ute
details before leaving this morning at 7:30 for Valley Forge for the Scout Jamboree. They will
go by special train from Asheville. ,Left to right, are: David Feimet, Aaron Gibson, Robert Massie "
(seated), Paul McElroy, scoutmaster, Dale Ratcliffe, Jimmy Davis, Charltoff Davis, and George, Dewey
Stovall." Absent when the picture.was taken was Malcolm Clarke, also member of Troop Two. Other
Scouts of this community making the trip are: Boyce Powers, of Hazelwood troop, and Earl Mills,
of Aliens Creek. Other Scouts from Canton, and Bethel joined the group in Asheville. (This is a
Mountaineer Staff Photo.) ' . . . ' . . . r .' V . -
' Four members of the Willis Smith family are shown here as they ,
posed during a recent campaign. tour, which resulted in Mr. Smith
receiving the Democratic nomination for U. S. Senate on Saturday.
Mrs. Smith, better known in Haywood as "Miss Dolly Lete,' played
an important role during the entire campaign. -'Shown here are
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, their 21-year-old daughter, Miss Anna Lee
Smith, and Willis Smith, Jr. There are two other sons.
EHoiel Proposition I7ill
Be Aireil US Public Keet
Waynesville's tax rate will ri
main the same the next fiscal year
at $1.40 per $100 valuation.
Town Manager G. G. Ferguson
issued this good nwes today as he
reported work started last week ia
preparing the 1950-51 budget
He added the budget would be
adopted after July 1.-
Waynesville's citizens, harried by
the rising cost of living over the
last ten years, got a braek from th
town; though the cost f operating
the municipality doubled during
the last decade, the tax rate was,
reduced from $1.70 per hundred
to the current level of $1.40. .
At the same time, the ratea
charged the citizens for gas, water,
and power remained at pre-war
FFA Boys Leave
For Week's Camp
At White Lake
Is First Again
News Bfencles and radio sta
tions over the state have learned
that Cataloochee's early returns
makes news, and the election on
Saturday waa no exception. . .
Late Friday . requests began
flowing; Into The Mountaineer,
for "election news from Cata
loochee", '. ' : -; . " . r. - .:: , '.
It was about noon when the
vote was , announced, and min
utes later the news was flowing
over the wires and being broad-
cast throughout the state.
' Jn the last general election
Cataloochee made news through
out the nation as the presidential
vote was announced. ,
A public meeting will be 'held
Wednesday, at eight o'clock at the
court house, for the purpose of
bringing to a close the proposal
of a modern new hotel here.
The meeting will get underway
at eight o'clock, and J. Wilford
Ray, chairman, said that all citi
zens, and visitors are invited to
attend) The meeting will be held
in the main court room. ,
The plans presented this com
munity several weeks ago were that
citizens loan $100,000, with inter
est on the erection of a hotel on the
Oak Park property. The structure
and property would represent an
Investment of about $240,000, it
was pointed out.
Latest reports are that about
three-fourths of the money asked
of local citizens has been pledged.
Twelve boys of the Wayne'svillf
Future Farmers of America chap,
ter left at 4 A. M. today for
week's camp at White Lake.
Accompanied by their adviser,
J. H. Nesbitt, the young farmers
boarded a bus at Waynesville High
School, picked up members of the
Flat Creek F F A of Buncombe
County, and headed east
Before they left, Mr. Nesbitt
said the week's vacation would
have the youths taking part In f
full sports program at the Lake
with a trip one day to CarollnS
Beach also on the program. .,1
, They'll - return to Waynesville
' The local FFA boys on the trip
are Jerome Boyd, Allen Boone,
Claude; Xaldwell. James. Fugate,
James Moss, Jack Campbell, J, K.
Medford. Linton Palmer, Wayne
Kelly, Perry Morrow, Mark Hol
lingsworth, and Charles Plott.
First National Has
The First National Bank has Just
completed another good six months,
it was announced by J. E. Massie,
chairman of the board. The dlree
tors declared the customary divi
dends at a meeting and gave bonus
es to the personnel. , ' .
The board also Increased the sur
plus by another $25,000, which
makes the surplus about three and
a half times the capital. A ratio
which few banks can boast. -?
Specialist Points Out
Town Made Forward Step
In Zoning Ordinances
News Deadline Is
Set Back An Hour
Due to increased circulation,
The Mountaineer finds it must
start tlie presses earlier on the
Monday and Thursday publica
The hews deadline, conse
quently, has been changed from
noon to 11 a.m.
The deadline for advertising
copy and material has been put
back to 9 a.m. on press days.
News material received in the
office after 11 a.m, on press days
will have to be held until the
' Waynesville city officials were
praised by George C. Franklin,
attorney for the , North Carolina
Municipal League for the establish
ment of a Zoning and Planning
Commission for this town,
'.'Waynesville is the largest North
Carolina town that was without
such an ordinance," Mr. Franklin
"The ordinance is just the in
stallation of good house keeping
practices as applied to municipal
ities," Mr. Franklin told the Lions
on Thursday night and the Rotar
lans on Friday
He explained the purpose of the
ordinance in the establishment of
regulations as to land uses, and a
permanent planning for the growth
(See Specialist Page 6)
10,000 Folders Listing .
A 16-page booklet, with accom
modation listings of over 500 places
in eleven counties in Western
North Carolina is now being dis
tributed. The booklet was compiled
and Is being distributed by West
ern North Carolina Tourist Asso
ciation, of which Mrs. Doyle D. Al
ley, Is secretary.
The booklets are in green ink,
listing accommodations by county,
and town. The eleven counties are
Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Gra
ham, Haywood, Henderson, Jack
son, Macon, Madison, Swain and
will be used by the Cherokee His
torical Association in connection
with their answers to Inquiries
about the Drama, Mrs. Alley said.
The bulk of booklets will be dis
tributed by the Association direct
to prospective customers.
This is the first time a complete
listing has been published for so
wide an area, Mrs. Alley pointed
out.' r: '"V;
The booklet is similar to the
folder recently compiled by the
Haywood Tourist Association, . and
Chamber of Commerce here. Both
the publications were printed by
Will Open Soon
Samuel H. Klrsch, general man
ager and asctioneer of Esskay
Galleries announced today the new
firm expects to open soon in the
C. A. Building on Main street a
cross from the First National Banjc,
Mr. Kirsch has had 32 years Ex
perience in the auction business,
having sold merchandise in almost
every city in the nation.
He is from Hot Springs, Ark.,
and is considered an expert ap
praiser of Jewelry, rugs, linens,
Junaluska CDP To V;'.
A meeting of the Lake Junalus
ka Community Development Pro
gram will be held at 8 p.m. Tues
day at the Lake Junaluska School.
The principal speaker will be the
Rev. Mrs. C O. Newell of Crab-tree-iron
Duff, chairman of the
County Community Development
A large number of the booklets the Mountaineer.
. (To Date)
Injured .... 10
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)