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I . uish Rrhnol'S football
'ill be playing in the platoon
this season Army platoons,
iian who now tutors the Py-
PDorts the Army has called
L ,nd econd stringers.
National Guardsmen, the
n their marching orders
h. cnuad was in training at
! junaluska. They'll get their
niforms at Fort Bragg Sep-
fry's 1950 eleven opens ns
12-game schedule beptem-
at leaves us two hoys who
i last year," he said.
m he added brightly: "We're
Jug for the future,"
survivors from me Army
are sophomores and juniors,
kt o the boys, says Harry, will
laying together for the next
Pythons wound up their
tain training yesterday after
in a sharp practice game with
Iter he came home from the
io Bears last spring, Hazel-
favorite athletic son. All-
ican Bill Milner, allowed he
a bit tired of hitting the road
ice versa and was going to set-
imn into some other profes-
ureferably right here at home.
Meeting his ambition,' he ran
sheriff last spring, meanwhile
a filling station which is mak-
its debut in Haywood County's
Liess world. -
krly this month, the Bears and
Jthe other pro football teams
it into training. But Bill careful-
lirni-H his nnsA awav from the
Irt fragrance of flying pigskinsl
continued studying several pos-
eiterday morning, bright and
he made his final decision,
left for New York by plane
In the Asheville-Hendersonvllle
iell play football for the New
for a picture about fishing with
loons, see page 10 in the August
lie pt Popular Mechanics. The
Igazlhe contains a sketch of this
I hod, made, famous', by1 C. ' E.
latherby of Waynesville. Mr.
tatherby declares, however, that
didn't' invent it It was an old
bctice when he picked it up some
lie ago, he says.
Nr. Weatherby's technique was
fcadcast from coast to coast this
turner via the Associated Press
the Waynesville Mountaineer
eral weeks ago.
Was Forty Years Ago
Wednesday marked the 40th an-
N'ersary of the big auction sale in
fczelwood. This fact was discover-
by J. R. Morgan, as he worked
ter some records at the court
use. He well remembers the sale,
pfh was the first big auction
f er staged here. The property was
pown as the Bass Property, and
eluded what is now a large part
Hazelwood, south of Main street
And speaking of auction sales, it
remembered that thus far this
?ason, the famous Penny Brothers
ave not held a sale here. This Is
fost unusual, since they stage five
J) ten sales here each year.
pame Address In
Another Town .
On Tuesday of this week, Rev.
nd Mrs. L. G, Elliott, and two
hildren moved from the Baptist
'arsonaRe here at the corner of
''ain and Academy streets to the
Baptist parsonage in Roxboro.
rhey will not have any trouble re
membering their street address
i will be the same as they have
had for the past six years the
rmer of Main and Academy
No Reducing Pills
Two members of Thp Mountain
(See Sidelights Page 8)
-line waii;iiiiiK vuavii
Thursday, August 24 Variable
. o anu uuia ioaay ana rri
y with occasional afternoon
nfS oc thnderstorms
. Ufticial Waynesville tempera-
StauaTreCOrded by the staff of the
Aug. 21.. 79
g " 80
54 1 ....
65th YEAR NO. 68 20
1 -jr? I ""n
These Haywood County officers found three stills all neatly collected In one spot up on Deep Gap
early Tuesday. It was the largest single haul of the year, Left to right are Deputy John Kerley, Con
stable Horace Mehaftey, Deputy Wade McDanlel, and Deputy Max Cochran. (Staff Photo).
Killed When Hit
By Auto Monday
The body of William Dunham
Miller, 82-year)ld, vtethn of a traf
fic accident, was sent to Jackson
ville, Florida, yesterday afternoon
by train for funeral services and
Mr. Miller, former Jacksonville
man, was struck by a car Monday
afternoon about five miles west of
State Highway Patrol Corp. John
L. Carpenter said the driver of the
car was Keith Elmo Posey of
Pritchard, Ala. ;
The officer said two other autos
collided a few minutes before the
tragedy as one of them stopped sud
denly to avoid hitting Mr. Miller.
The auto was struck in the rear
by another as the driver, Ira V.
Stephens of New Bern, jammed on
his brakes. The driver of the sec
ond car was Glenn F. Allen,
Allen's auto sustained approxi
mately $200 damage, while Steph
en's was damaged to the extent of
Mr. Miller, whose home was on
Waynesville route 2 at the time of
his death, is survived by his wite,
Mrs. Mary Watts Miller of Jack
sonville; a daughter, Mrs. R. b.
Jones of Waynesville route 2; two
sons, W. D. Miller, Jr.,. and Ham
mond W. Miller, both of Jackson
ville; a Sister, Mrs. Louise Rash of
Atlantic Beach, Fla.; and two
He came to Haywood County a
bout 15 years ago.
Garrett Funeral Home sent the
body to Naugle Funeral Home of
Jacksonville for the final rites.
Dr. J. Frank Pate, Haywood
County coroner, will hold an in
quest here Wednesday afternoon
in Mr. Miller's death.
The tragedy brought the county's
highway death toll for 1950 to six.
The number of deaths is two
more than the number of lives lost
up to the same time last year.
FLORIDA EDITOR VISITS HERE
Luther Jones of Belle Glade,
Florida, owner and publisher of
The Herald, Belle Glade newspap
er, is a guest at Mount Valley Inn.
Heavy Enrollment Seen
For High School Here
Registration at the high school
is about 80 per cent complete, it
was learned from M. H. Bowles,
district superintendent, at noon to
day. Approximately 1,200 students
are expected to be enrolled in the
high school and junior high by
nnnn Mnndav. Eighth grade stu
dents are to enroll Friday, aneL
seventh graders when they get to
school at 8:45 Monday.
Mr. Bowles announced that bus
No. 49 would be used for element
ary students from the Dellwood sec
tion attending Lake Junaluska
school. The same bus will make
Twice-A-Week In The County
PAGES Associated Press
Haywood Officers Hit Jack
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By ESTHER MAE GIBSON
Member of Mountaineer Staff
Around 900 Baptists attended the
three sessions of the Haywood
Baptist Association, which was
held Tuesday and Wednesday to
hear the progressive reports of the
forty-eight churches that make UP
the' Association: !-
Tuesday morning's convention
met at the Spring Hill Church,
then back to another section of
Canton for the evening program at
Sunny Point. Mount Zion Church
was host to the Haywood Baptists
Rev. Ben Lee Ray, pastor of the
Calvary Church at Canton was
elected moderator for the year suc
ceeding Rev. M. L. Lewis, of Haz
elwood. A number of the leaders of the
Baptist work in the 'state attended
the sessions of the association, as
well as visitors from other associ
ations, and made brief addresses.
Among them included: L. L. Car
penter, Editor of Biblical Record
er; Dr. Ed Preston, of Meredith
Colege; M. A. Huggins, General
Secretary of State Missions; Phil
Elliott, of Gardner Webb College,
M. H. Kendall, of Mars Hill Col
lege; Mr. Reed, of the Baptist Or
phanage, and Dr. W. K. McGee,
Director of the North Carolina
The annual sermon was preached
by Rev. C. D. Sawyer, and the Doc
trinal Sermon by the Rev.- Elmer
Green, who has recently been ap
pointed Assoclatlonal Worker for
Officers elected in addition to
Rev. Mr. Ray were; Rev. Avery
Peek, vice moderator; Miss Esther
Mae Gibson, clerk; Neal Webb,
treasurer; R. E. Sentelle, historian;
Rev. G. E. Scruggs, superintend
ent of evangelism; Rev. J. Doyle
Miller, and Rev. George Mehaffey,
associate superintendents of evan
gelism; Harry Mashburn, director
of Brotherhood; Rev. D. D. Gross,
associate director of Brotherhood;
Rev. H. L. Smith, chairman of the
executive program committee; J.
R. Morgan, chairman of steward
ship and finance committee; Rev.
Otto Parham, associate chairman
of stewardship and finance com
mittee; Rev. Robert Gaddis, director of
Training Union; Mrs. Sam Knight,
(See Hure Crowds Page 8)
the loop at the Lake and old golf
course. Patrons of the Junaluska
school are asked to observe this
Another teacher will be assigned
the Aliens Creek school for the
fourth grade provided sufficient
students from the area register for
that grade, and do not enter anoth
er school. Mr. Bowles urged that
all fourth grade students on Aliens
Creek attend the school there.
This morning the district super
intendent said that everything ap
peared to be in readiness for the
opening of the 1950-51 term.
Seat of Haywood County At
t V 1
lack Pot Tuesday
Haywood sheriff's deputies,
searching for "still" life, hit the
jackpot about 3 a.m. Tuesday
three of them practically in one
place up at Deep Gap.
The Stills had capacities of 500,
400, and 100 gallons. The officers
also confiscated a total 5,000 gal
lons of mash and beer and 12 doz
en fruit, jars.
Deputies Max Cochran, John
KtrWr arfd" Wade McDaifleTTlhd
Constable Horace Mehaffey made
the raid just as the men were pre
paring to light the fire under the
100-gallon job, ready to start pro
The two others, within 600 yards
of the first, also were loaded with
The four to five men fled in a
car across the Tennessee border,
about 600 yards away, as the offi
The deputies said they had
known of the presence of only one,
and were going after it when they
hit their jackpot. ,
The three brought to 21 the
number of stills taken by Haywood
officers since January 13.
WTHS Band To
At 7:30 P.M. Today
The Waynesville Township High
School band will give its second
concert of the summer at 7:30 p.m.
today on the lawn of the Haywood
County Court House.
Appearing with the band, which
will be directed by Charles L. Isley,
will be Cornetist Carol Underwood,
Cornetist Tommy Curtis, Baritone
Sammy Wiggins, and Flutist Joe
Fortner, all band alumni.
The program will feature selec
tions of light music.
To Speak At
The Rev. Leonard Cochran, of
Columbus. Ga., featured speaker
for a south-wide Conference on
Evangelism meeting at the Lake
Junaluska Assembly, August 20
26, will speak twice Thursday from
the Assembly pulpit.
Widely known for his evangelis
tic type of preaching, the Rev. Mr.
Cochran, in an interview, applied
Scriptural teachings to the solu
tion of 20th century problems,
("drawing lessons from the preach
ing of John the Baptist and the
witness of Jesus Christ concerning
"There has never been so much
restlessness and insecurity in the
mind of any generation than at the
present lime," said the speaker. "If
this generation does not pass on to
the oncoming one a greater spiritu
al force than' we have today, the
church and the nation will be weak
ened; "I've never known a generation
of young people to respond to the
call of religion mpre readily than
the youth of today. The trouble is
with the older generation. ;
"Our rising generation is sub
jected to more temptations than
(See Rev. Cochran Page 8)
The Eastern Entrance Of The
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY
Open Aug. 26
Mixing business with pleasure,
the members of Haywood Electric
Membership Corporation, of Wav
nesville, will hold their annual
meeting on Saturday at 10:00 A. M
at the Waynesville Armory, accord
ing to announcement by the co-op
manager, R. C. Sheffield.
Kenneth N. Hardy, regional head,
REA Applications and Loans Di
vision, Washington, D. C, will be
the principal speaker.
Valuable attendance prizes will
be awarded, and winners of the
Boys and Girls Essay Contest will
An Electrical Appliance Show
will also be held in connection
with the meeting, at which local
dealers will display the latest mod
els of labor-saving electric appli
ances. - .
Eleven directors will be chosen,
reports will be presented, and rou
tine business will be transacted.
Any member may nominate can
didates for the board of directors.
Entertainment will Include mov
ies, and community singing.
All members are urged to attend.
Plans also will be discussed, Mr.
Sheffield added, to bring electric
service to as many rural people ln
the remote areas as possible.
Recently, the organization laun
ched a new $670,000 construction
program aimed to carry electric
service to 1,250 farms and non
agricultural institutions, like
schools, churches,, and small In
Provision also has been made for
re-phasing the system's muln trunk
lines, boost substation capacity, in
stall sectlonaWsinf -wUche and
other new equipment,, and build a
new headquarters near Waynes
Prior to the launching of the new
program, the Haywood organization
was operating 750 miles of line
serving 3,850 members In Bun
combe, Haywood, Jackson, Macon
and Transylvania counties of North
Carolina, and Rabun County in
These projects are now in the
stage of final planning, and con
struction contracts were scheduled
to be awarded soon, the manager
The federal Rural Elictrificalion
Administration has allocated the
local group a total $2,041,000.
Theicooperative has repaid $167,.
679 on principal and interest. This
Includes $35,000 paid in advance
of the date due.
Appointed to the nominating
T. C. Davis, for White Oak, Ivy
Hill, Jonathan Creek, and Iron
Duff; Wayne McElroy for Crabtree
and Fines Creek; James T. Smith
for Beaverdam; C, E. Brown, Jr.,
for Clyde and Waynesville; Oder
F. Burnette for East Fork;
E. F. Burnette for Pigeon and
Cecil; Percy Yarborough and Ralph
Nichols for Buncombe County;
Luther Stephens for Jackson Coun
ty; Ernest Dcnslow for Transyl
vania; and Paul Grist for Macon
County, and Rabun County, Ga.
3 Clyde Boys
Three boys from Clyde have
been awarded the title of Caro
line Farmer for 1950.
This Is the highest state honor
a North Carolina boy in the Fu
ture Farmers of America can at
tain. The youths are Donald Carver,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer Carver,
Clyde, Route 2; Howell C. Brown,
ton of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn D
Brown; and Joe Morrow, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Carroll Morrow, Waynes
ville, Route 2. All three are mem
bers of the Clyde FFA chapter,
headed by Agriculture Teacher
When Donald started taking vo
cational agriculture, he had neith
er livestock nor money.
But today, four years after he
first joined the FFA, he is manager
of the home farm and owns: a beef
cow, beef heifer, purebred dairy
cow, feeder calf, two stocker steers,
a draft horse, and $350 in the bank.
During the school year he served
as reporter for his FFA chapter,
served on the chapter's beef judg
ing team, and was an official dele
gate at the recent State FFA Con
vention ln Raleigh.
I During the last four years, also,
(See 3 Clyde Boys Page 5)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
AFTERNOON, AUGUST 24,
Biggest 'Cat' of Year In Fontana
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Fred Inman, left, and his Hazelwood neighbor, E. O. Ensley, show
the 2514-pound catfish and four smaller ones they hooked in the
waters of Fontana Lake early Tuesday. The big or. is the largest
catfish landed from Fontana this year. Mr. Ensley hookfd H, but
needed Mr. Ionian's help to haul it aboard. (Staff Photo).
A comprehensive insurance plan
covering Haywood County's school
children was endorsed unanimous?
ly Tuesday night at a county-wide
Expressing their support of the
plan were representatives and f-
ficials of the county's Parent-Teachers
Associations, local school com
mittees, and Community Develop
ment Program organizations.
They meet with the county's dis
trict school principals and County
Schools Superintendent Jack Mes
ser at the East Waynesville School.
The Insurance, costing only 60
cents per child for the entire
school term, covers the students
from the time they leave home in
the morning until they return in
It will cover injuries from ac
cidents incurred when the child is
riding a school bus or family car
or walking to or from school;
when he or she is taking part in a
school activity including travel
ling -as a member of an athletic
team or from a game, and during
While practicing for an athletic
contest and a member of a team
While within a school building
or on the school grounds or prem
While practicing or participating
in inlra-mural sports and gymnas
tics. Each policy will pay $1,000 for
loss of life, and up to $500 for
medical and dental expenses in
eurred in treatment of an injury.
Starting with the next school
term opening Monday, Mr. Messer
declared, principals in each school
will collect 60 cents for each child
along with the regular school fees.
To go Into effect, the total chil
dren enrolled under the plan must
equal the average daily attendance
of the schools during the 1949-50
(See New Student Page 8)
Masons Close Successful
Annual Summer Assembly
More than 1,000 Masons and
their families left for home yester
day following the close of their suc
cessful 1950 Summer Assembly
The yearly event ended in an
impressive, colorful climax Tues
day night with the conferring of
the degree of Master Masons on a
class of candidates.
Conducting the ceremonies were
the officers of Rock Lodge 267 of
Dunn, and a team from Knoxville
Council 73, Royal and Select
Masters, of Knoxville, Tenri.
The Dunn group conferred the
degree on the first section, and the
1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiei
Local Men Land
Two Hazelwood men came home
from FonUna LaVa Tuesday with, a
catAsb weighing 2514 pounds
largest hauled from the lake this
E. O. Ensley and his neighbor,
Fred Inman, also landed four oth
er cats, weighing one, 5i'i, six
and nine pounds.
Mr. Ensley hooked the big one
In 30 feet of water while fishing
about 75 feet off Oscar Wiggins
Dock below Rryson City at about
Hut lie needed his neighbor's
help to haul the catch In.
"Thought we'd gotten a whale at
first," he grinned.
He was using cut carp for bait
at the end of a 50-pound test line.
For moral .support, the two men
hud ten-year-old Billy Ensley, Mr.
Ensley's son, and eight-year-old
Gladys Anne Inmmi, Mr. Inman's
White Oak Farmer
Raises A Big Crop
Of Fine Tomatoes
George Boring who acts as a
one-man Chamber of Commerce
for While Oak, came into Waynes
ville Wednesday loaded down with
big red tomatoes.
"These are samples of what
grows in White Oak. We have 220
vines, and will average half bushel
per vine," he explained.
Mr. Boring pointed out that
spraying, and constant care was the
secret of the bumper crop.
II. R. Head Is New A & P
Manager Of Local Store
H. R. Head, of Walhalla, S. C.,
has assumed the place as manager
of the local A & P Store. He has
been with the firm for four years,
stationed at Clemson, S. C.
Mr. Scnno, former manager, has
been given a promotion, and trans
ferred to Asheville.
Knoxville team administered to the
Earlier in the day, the visitors
and their host Waynesville Masons
gathered at the Masonic Marker at
Black Camp Gap and heard the ad
dress of Grand Master Luther Hart
sell of the Grand Council, Royal
and Select Masters of North Caro
lina. The annual summer Assembly of
the North Carolina Grand Council
had opened Sunday morning with
The visitors came from more
than a dozen states principally
throughout the Southeast.
Pnf ewor Blank," in
quired the reporter, "have
y oaf ere r tee a lie detector
"See one!" barked U
prof. "I married one!"
The blue-prints and specifica
tions for the proposed new build
ings for Bethel Elementary School
and Waynesville Township High
School are expected to be ready for
bidding about September 15.
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer made the announce
State allocations for the new
buildings are $175,000 each.
The new Bethel Elementary
School building will contain 20
The new high school building, to
be located at the corner of Brown
and Balsam, will house a new cafe
teria, and eight classrooms for
science, home economics, and pos-
sibly, commercial depart ment-
Under present market conditions
in the building trade, Mr. Messer
explained, the new building would
be completed in time for the open
ing of the 195V-52 school term.
The plans, now ln the process of
completion, are to be submitted to
the state for final approval.
Why' do we have Cherokee both
in North Carolina and ln Oklaho
ma? They were driven west in
1838 - how does it happen that
there Is a Cherokee reservation
,.f to tuttm 4 4hMJn 183ft l'm
were many Cherokee who could
not bring themselves to leave their
homes. They ran to the mountains
and hid for weeks and months. The
U. S. Army, under General Win
field Scott, knew that it would be
impossible to find them. At one
point, when many Indians were
escaping, ' the Army decided to
make a strong example, and this
example involved a Cherokee by
the name of Tsali, or Charley.
Tsali saw his wife mistreated
by a soldier. He struck back and
killed the soldier, then he and his
sons escaped. It was a dramatic
moment, and Scott knew that the
time had vome. He demanded that
this man be brought back as an
example to the rest. Strangely
enough, a white man. Will Thomas,
who was a close friend of the Cher
okee, went to the Mountains and
found Tsali and his sons, and ask
ed them to come back. The agree
ment was that if they would return
and be executed, the others in
the mountains would not be mo
lested. They could stay wlmre
Tsali came back. He and his sons
were shot down by a firing squad.
Some say soldiers were used; oth
ers say that Cherokees themselves
were forced to shoot down T'sli.
In any event, the bulk of the Cher
okees were marched to Oklahoma,
and some four or five hundred
stayed in the Great Smokies,
around the Oconalufty and the
Tuckaseige rivers, where the pres
ent reservation is located.
Will Thomas became their ad
viser and guardian, because they
could not officially own property.
Each was paid a small amount In
the government as part of the re
moval agreement. Thomas, took
this money and purchased the huee
tract of land where they lived, then
parceled it out to families for
homes and farms. As the years
went by, and after a whole icei
ment had joined Thomas durin;
the War Between the States, llio
(See Cherokees Page 81
Injured . . . 21
Killed . . . 6
(This Information com
piled from Records of
StaU Highway Patrol)