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Published Twice-A-Veek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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and discovered what it
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, his house to get the dog
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Draft Board Ordered To
He-Open Office Aug. Is!
Patrons of the Hazelwood Post OITice
now have a modern building, with new equipment through
out. The new office was first used last Friday, and affords additional space for office personnel as
well as the 500 family patrons of (he office. Shown in front of the new building, which is at the corrt-
of Main and Richland Streets, is Postmaster Ihuiman bmitn. ihtan rnoioi.
Is Frances Hendrix, 18-year-
1150 honor graduate of Waynes'
lownsnip High School was
kinced today as the winner of
irst Wayncsville Lions Club
fcnrls Massie, chairman of the
lb committee in, charge of se
rf! !;V wlntiimr student, mdr
said the winner was selected
a careful review of the . re
of candidates submitted by
e scholarship, valued at ap-
iimately $300, will help Miss
flrlx obtain the business educa-
k said she plans to enter Na-
Business College in Knox
Tenn., in September to start
on the complete secretarial
ss Hendrix, who won the
flarship on the basis of her
astic record through all 12
les of school, her personality,
ude. and general all-around
fty. is the daughter of Mr. arid
Lcroy Hendrix of 608 Border
fie ranked fifth in her graduat-
class last spring, made A s on
but four subjects in her final
And she made B's on those
he attractive brunette has two
rs. Mrs. James Grastv of Way
i"e, and 15-vear-olH Lena.
will enter the freshman class
Waynesville High School this
wo other Waynesville civic or-
zations also are combining fin-.
N to send an outstanding 1950
school graduate to college
harlie Womack. 18-vear-o 1 d
ball star and one of the top-
king students of the graduating
is starting at Western Caro
Teachers in Seotember o n
mlarships voted by Beta Sigma
ooromy and the Waynesville
Ir. and Mrs. A. D. Harison,' Jr.
? as their guests Mr. and Mrs.
L. Johnson, Jr. of Clinton.
Pr. and Mrs. R. Stuart Roberson
1 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Devis are
nding the week in Ft. Lauder-
Sugar Still Scarce As
Demand Continues High
Waynesville's groceries still were
short of sugar today, though they
had a surplus of questions from
The answers to the repealed
question: "When will you have
more?" was generally the same in
"Within Inn. .next week. Not be-
lT?r' Mp WITA M"rtr-
One flroeer here received ip
proximately 1.800 pounds Satur
day. An hour later, it was gone.
The shortage-creating rush for
" Mwt lntisten ' re ?Qi1'-s of -.il'e
war news were Waynesville's' Na
tional Guardsmen .and reservists.
All but a few of those question
ed in an informal survey showed
(hut ili rpsprvp Kolriirrs sailors.
and Marines weren't wondering i suger in abnormal quantities con
Uiiuea. Ana me queries grucers
were receiving indicated it was un
abated today. The only thing that
stopped it was the lack of sugar in
At the same time, rising prices
added to the worries of local con
sumers. Coffee was at 'he most spectac
ular level. Brands which had been
selling for 59 cents per pound 12
months ago now are priced at 85
One store, after holding out a
cainst the rising-price trend for
J several weeks, finally had to boost
its tags four to five cents a pound.
raising them to the current average
Meat, lardJandjshortening also
were up, among other commodities.
Local sources could not offer any
reason for the price boosts on these
whether they'd be called back into
service it was just a question of
However, there were no reports
as yet of anyone with a reserve
commission or otherwise having
been officially notified.
As a matter of fact, up to noon
today, the speculation had so far
received no support from official
News reports were to the effect
that the Prisident had authorized
the Defense Secretary to put Na
tional Guard, and Army, Navy,
and Air Corps Reserve units on an
The Defense Department an
nounced that the Army and Air
Force would act immediately to
send "limited" numbers of reserv
ists into active duty.
In this report, however, the re
port made no refenence to the Na
If mobilization follows the pro
cedure of the early days of World
War II, the National Guardsmen
specialists and technicians in the
Orginized Reserve would be called
into active duty first.
The new draft already is under-
, ; .1 .1 . iUn
wav in sections iniuus"""1-
nation. North Carolina Selective per uraoirce
Service officials earlier this month ( night.
were ordered to draft 630 men "im
mediately." First man in New York City to be
drafted, incidentally, was a veteran
of the Nazi Navy.
Post Office Is
Large And Modern
The new Hazelwood Post Office
is a credit to any size town.
The new furnishings in the new
building are quite a contrast to
the former quarters which were
far too small for th 500 patron
families of the office.
The enlarged quarters, on the
corner of Main and Richland
streets, contains 1,500 square foot
of floor space, and .has a forty
fool paved parking and unloading
Jol Inhi rear.
Thurman Smith, postmaster said
that the new office has 315 boxes,
of the combination lock type, in
several different sizes.
The office now has a rating of
second class, and in 1949 did a
gross business of over $33,000.
Business for the current year is a-
bout the same as last year, Post
master Smith said.
Smith became postmaster three
years ago, and in addition to him,
the office has John Summerrow,
assistant, and Mrs. Elmer Dudley,
part-lime daily clerk.
The building is 60 by 2R feet,
has an asphalt tile floor, floures
cant lighting. The building was
erected by R. L. Prevosl, and leas
ed to the post office department
for a period of ten years.
Haywood Superior Court closed
up shop yesterday until September.
Judge J. Will Pless of Marion
adjourned court following the dis
posal of the final civil action on the
Minor criminal cases occupied
the attention of the court last Mon
day as the second and final week of
the mixed criminal and civil term
After thai, civil mailers occlud
ed the officials' atteniinn during
Hie remainder of the period.
Among (he final cases, Theodore
T. Muse, Jr. was awarded a consent
umtniont for Sl.niiu lor injuries
allegedly sustained in a fall from
a silo on which he was workini.
July 30, 1949.
The two defendants and the
plaintiff had come to an agreement
making the $1,500 full settlement
The Haywood County Draft
Hoard received orders this week to
re-open the local office on August
V. A Bradley, chairman, said
thai the office would be re-estab
lished in the little court room on
the third floor of the court house.
We have not received specific
Instructions as to procedure beyond
opening the ottice, Mr. uracuey
said. "In the meantime, we shall
keep the citizens Informed through
he Mountaineer as to Instructions
we gel mini neaoquaners.
Mrs. Roy Campbell will again
. . , i
serve as secretary io me uoaru,
and nil records will be available
after the office opens.
Other members of the board are
Kufus Slier and Way Mease.
The htiU I
err?.- K ?Jd
Many Attend Upper
By Barbara Best
A large number of people at
tended the picnic supper for Up-
At the meeting plans were made
for the field day which will be held
Monday at the Crabtree School.
The residents of Beaverdam will be
the guests at the field day.
Plan Trade Events
The Merchants Association have
launched their annual membership
drive, and nl the' same time an
nounced plans are underway for
several community wide trade
events during the next few months,
C, J, Reece, president, said this
morning that every business firm,
regardless of size, should be a
member of (he organization which
is designed to stimulate business
ill this area. The membership dues
are one dollar per employee, with
a maximum fee of $10, Mr. Recce
The board of directors in a speci
al meeting Tuesday night discussed
the coming trade events, and dis
posed of routine matters of bust
Garbage Truck In
2 Trips Per Week
The Hazelwood garbage truck is
now making two pick-up trips
weekly Monday and Thursday
wilh some areas served on Fridays
it was announced by Chief of
Police O, Sutton,
"We plan to operate under this
schedule during the remainder of
July and August," he said. Citizens
are urged to observe these days
and have garbage in the covered
disposal cans for pick-up.
Thursday, July 20 Partly cloudy
i continued warm and humid
"rsday and Friday with scat-
"i atternoon and pvpnino thun-
Official Waynesville Tempcra
e as recorded hv th stair nf thp
Me Test Farm); -
Jal Max. Min. Precp.
y 17 84 60
y J8 85 64 .10
y 19 83 59
Scheduled For Junaluska
tv, uinrinwc nf the Memor-1 which time Bishop Clare Purcell,
ial Chapel at Lake Junaluska will of Birmingham, Alabama, will de-
be dedicated in. a special service in
the Chapel at 5 p. m., on Saturday,
July 22nd, connection with the
south-wide Laymen's Conference,!
Chaplain William N. Thomas,
Dean of the Chapel, will be in
charge of the service. Participating
will be Bishops Paul B. Kern,. Nash
ville,' Tennessee, Costen J. Har
rell. Charlotte, and the Dev. Dr.
Elmer T. Clark, members nf the
building committee, and Dr. F, S.
Love. Superintendent of the Lake
The Methodist Historical Associ
ation of the denomination's South
easetrn Jurisdiction, will hold a
two-day meeting here, July 23.24.
under the presidency of the Rev. E.
H. Nease, of Charlotte. The meet
ing will open Sunday at 8 p. m at
liver the historical address. There
will be a business session at 10
a. m. Monday, and on Monday af
ternoon, from 3-5 there will be a
Wesley Tea and exhibit of Wesley
A Young People's Leadership
Conference, July 20-28, will be un
der the auspices of the General
Board of Education of The Meth
odist Church. The Rev. Larry Els-
enberg, of Nashville, Tennessee, is
The Laymen's south-wide Confer
ence July 18-23, will open at 8 p
m. Thursday with the Rev. Dr,
Ralph Sockman delivering the key
note address. Dr. Sockman will be
heard again on Friday morning at
11 o'clock. Other guest speakers
are: President Earl Moreland, of
(See Programs Pape 8)
The Haywood County Welfare
Department this week released a
report showing the extent of the
...livitieu nf the department in
In that month the Welfare De
partment, according to Mrs. Sam
Queen, Sr., Superintendent, added
11 old-age financial assistance re
cipients to its case load, making a
total of 970 such cases being serv
ed in Haywood county.
An average payment of $23.63
was made to each of these cases,
with the total old-age assistance
benefits paid out in the county
amounting to $22,906.
The county's average payment
ranked 20th among the 100 coun
ties ill North Carolina.
In another branch of its varied
service, the Welfare Department
added sevon dependent child cases,
making a total of 631 children in
239 families who received financial
assistance during the month. To
these families was paid a total of
$9,787.00 with the average payment
per family amounting to $41.65.
The county ranked 60th in average
The organization maintains head- Payments in tnc suue.
quarters at the ChanWier of Com
merce, with Mrs. Gordon Sehenck,
Derry Norman Has
Derry Norman has just complet
ed an addition to his garage and
service station on the Balsam
Road near the intersection of
Aliens Creek road.
A 30 by 30 wash and grease de
partment has been built, wilh fac
ilities large enough to take tare of
the largest truck or bus. This l ew
addition is equipped with the lat
est designed appliances for greas
ing and servicing vehicles.
The service station is operated
in connection wilh the garage of ;l
Chapel Windows Will Be Dedicated
In the third principal torni of
financial assistance, general assis
tance to needy persons between the
ages of 16 and 65, the Welfare
j Department made an average pay
! men! of $9.25 to 26 cases, with the
'' total amount of assistance rising
to $240.50. The average payment
ranked 65th in North Carolina.
( Aid to (he blind accounted .for
an average payment of $35.66 going
'to 33 blind persons in the county.
A total of $1,176.79 per month.
I 1HU special service . vases, iun
Isisting chiefly of those interviewed
(and referred for eye examination
and treatment, also those given
hand-craft instruction and adjust
In other forms of financial as
sistance handled by the Welfare
Department, Haywood county paid
:i total of $15.00 for a medical care
case; shm.iz loi i& nospuauza-
lion cases; $j0 for (wo children's
boarding home tfses; and $180.00
tor six olher varied cases of fin
(Scc Welfare Page 8)
THE REV. ELMER GREEN of
Hazelwood is (he new mission
ary of the Haywood Baptist As
sociation. He was elected to the
post recently by the executive
committee of the County Baptist
Rev. Elmer Green
The Rev. Elmer Green of Hazel
wood will succeed the Rev. Norman
Ferrell as Haywood -Baptist Associ
ation missionary on August 15.
The Rev. M. L. Lewis, pastor of
the Hazelwood Baptist Church and
moderator of the Association, today
announced Mr. Green's election to
the post by the Association's' ex
Mr. Ferrill, who succeeded Miss
Daphne Boone as Associational
missionary last spring, is leaving to
return to Louisville, Ky., Seminary.
Mr. Green, 31 -year-old native of
Haywood County, started his min
isterial career five years ago as
pastor of the Ratcliffe Baptist
Church immediately after he was
Later, he resumed his studies at
Mars Hill College and a year later
entered Carson Newman College,
a Baptist institution, where he
completed work for his degree last
Mr. Green's family includes his
wife and their son.
He will maintain his office at
Baptist headquarters o n Main
Street in Waynesville.
By Chief Sutton
r - ' v . JM"T
With 24 to 20 being hailed into
court for speeding and driving
while drunk, Chief of police Sut
ton, of Hazelwood, today issued a
stern warning thai strict enforce
ment of traffic laws prevail in
"We are not going to tolerate
speeding, or drunken driving here,"
he said. "Some have already found
that out to their -sorrow. I want to
warn others thai the traffic laws
are being enforced."
Chief Sullen said that "there are
too many teen-agers exceerting in
Educators to Build
Homes At New
"Colony" in Haywood
Twenty - eight members nf the
University of Miami faculty Includ
ing University President. B. F.
Ashe, have purchased property in
the Baisam area as sites for future
i lie conclusion of th negotia
tions, which staHed approximately'
a year ago, was revealed Wednes
day by James Kilpatrlck, president
of the Waynesville Chamber of
Commerce who heads the Withers
Atkins Insurance Co. which hand
led the arrangements.
He declared the transactions,
made individually, were made pos
sible largely through the coopera
tion and efforts of C. D. Walker,
who sold the properly.
The specific amount of the pur
chase prices were not revealed, but
Mr. Walker's terms were described
as set to encourage the educator
to settle in this area.
The tracts, averaging half an
acre each, are located roughly at
the foot of Plott's Balsam about
oigiu nines west of waynesville oo
what was known as the old How
Mr, Kilpatrlck said the deeds are
to be delivered some time this
week on Mr. Walker's sub-division
across from Barber's Orchard.
He added that "four or five" of
the professors plan to start build
ing homes on their new property
in August; the others, within the
next three years. ,
"All the details regarding the
property and the services which
will be offered have been complet
ed," he said.
Mr. Kllpatrick reported that the
principal contact between the
parties was T. C. Brownell, one of
the professors, who already had a
summer home here. r '
Prof. Brownell himself bought-.,
one of the tracts.
Mr. Kilpatrick also said Dr. Ashe
hopes eventually to establish a
recreation center In the area.
The establishment of this colony
of educators he added, has "a great
Describing the land, he said there
was such a veriety of scenic and
other features that each one of
the prospects found what he want
eda scenic view, trees, meadow,
To help these new residents to
settle, water facilities are being
installed, and roads through the
area are being bull-dozed.
Most of the group are expected
to come here the first part of
August, after the University's sum
mer term ends, to see their proper
ty. All hut a few have never act
ually seen the land, except in
Besides Dr. Ashe and Prof.
Brownell, the purchasers are listed
as: Sidney B. Maynard. B. R. Alter,
E. Hart Morris, Edward F. Dunn,
James J, Carney. Frank S Rimoldi.
Francis L. Manella. Joseph H.
Young, William F. Gaylor. C Ed
ward Anderson, E. E. Mcfarty,
Willard Hubbell, W. F. Shaw. R.
Bruce Ward. Albert W. Hamlin,
Frederick Neumann. John R. Beery,
Ernest M. McCrackm, William A.
Hill, Frod A. Kleis, William H.
Halstead, Crystal J. and Diego R.
Madeis. Ethel W. Smith. Carlton
W. and Carl P. Tabeau, and Robert
Mrs. Nello Tecr. Sr. of Durham,
speed laws- in
Hazelwood, and this ! an annual visitor to Waynesville,
is a warning belore they are ar
rested and brought into court."
is a guest at the Hotel Gordon.
President Acts To Put
U. S. On War Footing
Miss Mildred Medford Is spend
ing this week in Charlotte with her
hrolher-in-law and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Martin.
The bcauHful memorial windows in Memorial Chapel, at Lake
Junaluska, will be formally dedicated Saturday afternoon at five
o'clock, in impressive ceremonies. Bishop Costen Harrell, Dr.
Elmer T, Clark, Dr. Frank S. Love, and Admiral W. N. Thomas
will have parts on the program. The Chapel was erected in honor
of those who served In the armed forces of the country in World
President Truman put the United
Slates on a war basis this week
through this action:
He authorized the Secretary of
Defense to call up units of the Na
tional Guard and organized reserve
of the Army, Navy and Air Force,
depending on need.
He authorized the Defense Sec
retary to exceed the budgeted mili
tary personnel strength and to use
the draft to abtain men needed to
reach the required increase in
He directed government agencies
to review and modify their pro
grams to avoid competition with the
drive for preparedness.
In other action, he asked Con
gress to eliminate all ceilings on
the size of the armed forces, 4
He asked Congress to provide
$10,000,000,000 in additional mili
tary funds. -
He asked Congress to authorize
a system of priorities and alloca
lor -materials necessary
Congress was asked also to limit
the use .of materials for non
essentials, to prevent hoarding of
inventories, and to authorize seiz
ure of materials for use in the war.
Congress was asked to give the
government power (o ins(all con
sumer credit controls which would
tighten up regulations on buying
on installment plans; controls on
the use of credit in speculation on
commodities; and tighten reguire
ments covering credit in real
Congress was asked tn authorize
government loans and guarantee of
loans to Stimulate production of de
The President ' will ask for in
creases in taxes. He wants heavier
taxes to be designed so as to dis
tribute them equitably and present
(See President Page
Mrs. M. L. Bell Jr. and s'n. Lee.
have returned to their home m
Miami. Florida after a visit to Mr.
and Mrs. P. II. Gentry.
Injured . ... 18
(This Information com
piled from Records of
StaU Highway patrol )