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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, August 28, 1950, Image 1

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STANDARD PTG CO Comp 220-230 S First St LOUISVILLE KT D- Hdelights Of The News ard, Or Must I Not? dory is being told of the ..n who put sign on his f pepper during recent P' r . tv, a dan rein- ,irv shortage. ; , oniv one 10 , j'rush period, the sign ; ned from the pepper shelf bustard shelf. roceryman noticed the sale m had suddenly picked , he did not realize the UI one dear old soul came 'IMrfu!ly: "I must have a jar ard for plasters can't you 1 1 TT"TT"m WAYNES YILLE M TAINEEM TODAY'S SMILE Man (rushing Into store): "I want a mouse trap. And please hurry. I have to catch a bus." Clerk: "I'm sorry, air. they don't come that large.' Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park - -a 65th YEAR NO. 69 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 28, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson CounUet Three Clyde Boys Named As Carolina Farmers , he saw what had happened in his storeroom, Drougm cases of mustard and after , it on the shell, pui me Us rightful place. No more j Was sold that day. d Kills A Sale aynesville man was driving along Highway 19-23, when At past like a madman at Ul. The car broke all rules tinton sense, ana saie unv- hours later, the reckless walked into the place of ,s of the man who he had elossly passed on a curve, .pening his sates speu as e 1 his briefcase, sianea 10 , his samples. businessman recognized the traveler. Stiffening, he saw: man that drives as reckless i has nothing I want, so good Ld he meant just that, as he H and walked away. You Noticed? to and think. Have you missed jliar sight on Main street dur- lie last few days? Remember big buses we used to see so times during the day and toiling tirelessly on their carrying passengers to all of the county, state and coun sel! they will be only a mem- liow. And take a look down it street and see how big the looks. Somehow we will their friendly presence. j- wr rur" ws"ot fMl x. tl 1 ' . - x ?vH VV YlVi n r- V Ma t" j. c-7 v IP t I School Started 6,300 Students In H Three Clyde FFA boys received distinctive honors recently by behig named as "Carolina Farmers'' for 1950. The throe Clyde boys were among the small group in the state to receive the -honor.' Only one other boy in all Western Carolina was included in the list. Shown here, front row left to right: Donald Carver, Robert C. Evans, instructor of the boys; second row, left to right, Howell Brown, and Joe Morrow. In order to become a Carolina Farmer a boy must meet many rigid requirements, and have a proven record of successful farming, and leader. (Staff Photo). Heavy Road Machines Begin Gutting Nearby Parkway Link long Answer slightly tattered gentleman ring from hunger pains walk- " restaurant w th his -doe. mKQ ciaumng inai nm pel 1 ii.ii, I .., I wuiv. II right," said the restaurant r, "prove it and I'll give you Jak dinner on the house." le man beamed, and turning f pooch, he asked: f hat covers a house?" woof!" replied the dogr nd who was the greatest, hit- pi baseball.'" asked his master, ooooof ' aeain reolied the wagging his tail. k proprietor promptly tossed Doth out. . fid as they sat sadly on the side- the dog turned to the man asked: f ell, what was I supposed to Joe uimaggio? Arrested yer Weekend Waynesville 'aynesville nolirp nrrosteH 10 fie Over lhP hot won n ay and Sundav niirhf Ihree were charepd with Hmr.- driving, two with vlnlatinct tho P'bition law, one with reckless in8. one with speeding, and rest with public drunkenness. ne of the drunk ririvino ripfpn. P Is under bond until Friday n nis hearine will be hpld 11 the other defendants are "wed to apear this afternoon ohce Court before Mayor J. H. 'lice Chief Orville Noland. how. f reports the summer has been "y quiet, as far as crime is con- pfd. here hasn't hen in F the town limits since "March, imported today. Merrinn in thi t imo Mid the addition of an extra Mr has been of great help Patrollinc the tnwn'. hn presidential districU.-- Burley Market May Get More Buyers For 1950 Seven huge pieces of dirt-moving equipment are at work on the six-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Wolf Laurel to Black Camp Gap. Sam Dushnell, representative of cllo' Tt'er Company, contractor, said this morning that about 35 men were employed at present, and plans were for completing the grad ing of 380,000 yards of earth and rock by November 15th. Some of the largest equipment ever used in Western North Carolina is now at work on the job. Some of the units bite 20 yards of earth, weigh ing 30 tons, at one time. The tiros on the equipment are over seven feet high, and two feet wide. Mr. Bushnell said that the sec tion from Soco Gap all the way to Black Camp Gap would be stone treated and asphalt by May first. The contractor has 450 days from July 25th to complete the job, which will cost about $350,000. Elias Mintz Dies At 84 In Hazelwood 4-H Camp Dedication Is Planned Committees are working out the ararnsements for the dedication of the District 4-H Club Camp on September 9. County Agent Wayne Corpening, chairman of the planning commit tee, stud the camp, completed this summer, will be dedicated to Dean I. O. Schaub, veteran director of the North Carolina State College , Agricultural Extension Service. The program, opening at 10 A. M will continue through 4 P. M. Complete details will be an nounced later. The committees announced to day: Planning Wayne Corpening, chairman; L. It. Harrill, state 4-U Club leader, Raleigh; Miss Mary Cornwell, Haywood home demon stration agent; Mrs. Harry Play ford, Hendersonvllle; Miss Nell Kennett, district home demonstra tion agent, Raleigh; Phillip Wool cott, First National Bank. Ashe- ville; Walter Damtoft, Champion Paper and Fibre Company; Dean Schaub,' and H. R. Clapp, director of the Mountain Experiment Sta tion here; Decorating of main building- Ann Priest, Brevard, Transylvania home demonstration agent i office, chairman; Mamie Sue Evans, Bun combe home demonstration agent, Asheville; Mary Ruth Church, Hen derson home demonstration agent; Mary Johniton, Sylvl, Jackson home demonstration agent; (See Mt Club Cawp Pate 8) Checks Scene Of His Childhood Western North Carolina burley grower representatives returned home last week-end, cheered by their visits earlier in the week with tobacco company executives and U. S. Department of Agriculture offi cials. Oral Yates of Iron Duff, presi dent of the Haywood County Farm Bureau, one of the burley men who made the trip, said a USDA offi cial had assured them two sets of graders would be assigned to the Asheville market this year if extra buyers are provided. The official was James Thigpen of Oxford, head of the Tobacco Branch. In New York, Mr. Yates reported, two tobacco firms promised to send buyers to the market this year. W. A. Blount, an executive ot Liggett & Myers, though making no commitments for his firm, said the request for extra buyers would be given careful consideration. The two other firms requested that their names be withheld from publication for the present. Taking part in the conference with Mr. Thigpen and the Tar Heel growers were U. S. Rep. Monroe Redden of Hendcrsonville, and Jack Lynn, former Haywood farm agent who is now a legislative rep resentative of the American Farm Rnreau Federation. Members of the WNC huncy.ers. delegation in addition to Mr. Yates, The announcement was made inSed Tom Woody of Madison today by R. H. Boone, president of county Jonathan Brown, Jackson; the Smoky Mountain Apple Grow- and Creed Morgan, Buncompe. en. Apple Growers To Discuss 1951 Advertising Plan Haywood County's apple grow ers will meet at 8 p. m. Wednes day in the Haywood County Court House to discuss plans for adver tising their products during the next year. George Abshier, N. C. State Col lege Extension Service marketing specialist, will discuss and show films on selling, grading, and other matters of interest to the produc- wv-r :.te': ''V.'i mi . ." '. i ' i Pupils Ride In 3 Brand New Busses Elias Jackson Mintz, 84, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Ledford, in Hazelwood, Saturday afternoon after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and had resided in Haywood County for 50 years. Funeral services were held this afternoon In the Church of God at Hazelwood of which he was a mem ber. The Rev. Hugh J. Cox officiated and burial was in Bethel Ceme tery. Pallbearers were grandsons. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ledford, Mrs. EldridRe Grooms of Canton, Mrs. Walter Grooms and Mrs. Joseph McMen omy of Waynesville, and Mrs. David Smith of Blllmore. Also five sons. William R. of Canton, John H. of Bethel, Edwin J. of Biltmore, Rufus of Hazelwood, and James R. Mintz of Waynesville; 54 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and one great great great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Crawford Funeral Home. The father 500 Attend Haywood Mh Meeting Mere Saturday Miss Patricia Harris of Tiquisate, Guatamala, arrived Friday to spend the coming school year as the guest of Miss Louise Leach at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Leach, at Lake Junaluska. Miss Harris and Miss Leach were class mates in the preparatory depart ment of Virginia Intermont College at Bristol, Va., last year. Re-Elected Youths Arrested In Thefts Of 8 Automobiles Four boys, ranging from 12 to 14 years of age, were arrested last week in the theft of eight automo biles during the last four to five months. Haywood Juvenile Court Judge Hugh Leatherwood, in a hearing Friday afternoon placed two of the youths on probation until they are 16 years of age. The two others, already under probation from Jackson county, were remanded for final action to the Jackson Superior Court clerk. The latter two had been placed on the earlier probation condition for an alleged theft attempt at the air strip near Sylva last winter. The youths were taken Thursday night following an investigation growing out of an auto accident Wednesday night on the. Aliens Creek road, when one of the cars stolen ran off the highway into a ditch. Mr. Leatherwood, describing all the boys as "members of nice families," said after the hearing that the youngsters apparently were just bored, had nothing to do, and were looking for excitement when they decided to take the autos. Waynesville policemen recovered one of the two autos stolen Thurs day night even before the owner, Jack Rogers, knew his car was stolen. All the youths pleaded guilty after they were arrested, and ad mitted the thefts of the eight cars. GENERAL II A RLE Y B. FERGUSON was caught by the staff photographer as he casually studied a map of Haywood County in the Mountaineer office. General -Ferguson, a native of Waynes- , ville, is now a resident of Washington.'. Although retired, he Is still 'f frequently consulted on major engineering problems. In 1932 he was assigned the task of inaugurating the Mississippi Flood Con trol program. He successfully carried out the program from .1932 to 1939 at a cost of approximately $350,000,000. He often tells the story of getting the Idea of straightening the Mississippi and deep ening the channel from seeing farmers plow In Ruccoon Creek just below town when he was a school boy. (Staff Photo). Five Injured When Auto, Truck Collide Near Here Police Warning: Drive Slow In School Zones Police Chief Orville Noland alerted motorists to the fact that they would have to be particular ly careful of their driving, now that school has started again. He reminded drivers that the speed limit In the school zones Is 20 miles an hour. "Everyone found driving fast through school zones," he declar ed, "will be brought to court." "Our officers are watching the school zones very carefully now and are constantly on the look out for fast drivers." CLOUDY Monday Aug. 28-Partly cloudy, "formed rather aL 5 Tuesdav- u,.M...j "ndershowers. 'cial Waynesville tempera- i M t is .--85". 53 . fR 78 52 .07 , . ....... 79 56 , .... ' - 80 58 , .03 - Members of the Haywood Elec tric Cooperative in their busy an nual meeting here Saturday heard bright reports of progress in rural electrification and elected 11 di rectors and officers for lasu-ni. Carter Osborne of Haywood was re-elected president, and director for Waynesville and Clyde. Other officers named were; A. W Ferguson, re-elected vice-president, and director for Crabtree and Fines Creek; Ira Cogburn, re-elected secretary-treasurer, and director for East Fork; Bunker Brown, di rector for Pigeon and Cecil; James T Smith, director for Beaverdam; ?! W London and H. W. Davis, directors for Buncombe. Roy B. Medford, director for Iron Duff; and J. W. Fisher, , direc tor for Macon county, and Rabun county, Georgia; Blaine Nicholson, Jackson director; and Dan Reid, Transylvania director. Approximately 500 Co-op mem bers and their jam.urs the day long session which also featured exhibits of the latest in modern electric ' home and farm appliances. R. M. Billhimer, assistant re gional head of the federal REA's applications and loans division, was the featured speaker. In the Haywood REA's essay contest, the first prize of a $25 savings bond was awarded to Dan iel Morgan of Buncombe county. Boyd Fisher of Hyder Mountain, placed second and was presented with a floor lamp, Thad Medford of Iron Duff won third place, and was awarded a table lamp. Named for honorable mention, with a prize of a table lamp for each, were Joyce Lee Croom, Way nesville, Route 2; Jeanne Lindon, ren, Candler; Wayne Finger, Way nesville Rout 2; Jeanne Lindon, Candler; Madia Heatherly, Cruso; Joan Cable, Highlands; and Betty Jean Shipman, Canton Route 3. Officials also presented approxi- (See REA Page 6) I I CALDWELL IN HOSPITAL Hub Caldwell of Jonathan Creek, is in the hospital receiving treat ment for spinal injuries sustained when he fell from a horse. Five people were Injured at 9:4!" a. m. today when a car and a truck collided near the Little Rock Ser vice Station on the Asheville high way about a mile east of Waynes ville. The Injured: Mrs. Eileen Inman, 18, of Way nesville, broken left leg, head lac erations. ( Howard Cooper, 43, Lake Juna luska, broken leg, possible hip fracture. Elijah Barker, 32, back injury. Posey Revis, 17, Canton, scalp wound (released after treatment). Willie Page, about 25, Hazel wood, scratches, scliock, admitted to Haywood Hospital. Mrs. Inman and Mr. Cooper were sent to an Asheville hospital for further treatment after an exami nation at Haywood County Hospital. Hcvls Jess, 5(i, of Cnton, father of Posey, and Fred McCoy, were released after an examination showed no injuries. The Revis', Mr. Barker, and Mr. (See 5 Hurt Page 6) Haywood County's district schools opened their doors this morning for the first time since last Spring to welcome some 6,300 studei ts as the new term began. Other pupils still had another week of vacation left. St. John's of Waynesville and the town schools of Canton won't open till September 5, day after Labor Day. . The Negro grammar grade stu dents of Waynesville still were un certain as to whether classes would start for them today or In another week. The Haywood Board of Education was waiting this morning for a final State Board decision on their ap peal from the order consolidating the Waynesville colored element ary school with Reynolds School In Canton. County Schools Superintendent Jack Messer said the probability was that the colored grade school here would start at Reynolds next week. Both teachers of the school here were alloted to Reynolds when the consolidation order was issued earlier this year. During the last school term, 58 pupils attended the classes ranging from the first through the sixth grades at the Pigeon Street School. The state authorities decided tha school was too small, and ordered consolidation. Reynolds, completed In 1948, was prepared for the extra population: the construction had anticipated the Influx of extra students, pro vided more classrooms than Im mediate demands bad caUrd for. Many in 'the -rural ehlldren rod to their first classes In brand new buses, too. Last week, the State sent three 1950 model Fords, with a seating capacity of 60 students each, to the county to replace as many 1940 modeis. The new ones have stand ing room also for 20 more. In the future, the school system will receive three more new buses, bringing the total Haywood fleet to 32 for the 1950-51 school year. Last year, the state replaced three of the 1939 models with as many new buses, and this year is starting to replace the 1940 s and 1941s, The children found the new buses equipped with front-facing seats, more comfortable than the old models, In which the seats were fixed to the sides so that the pas sengers faced each other. The new ones also are equipped with built-in heaters to protect the (See Schools Page 6) Miss Barbara Brown has return ed to her horn in Daytona Beach after a visit to her cousins, Misses Anne and Nancy Bischoff. Program At Junaluska Is Nearing A Climax CARTER OSBORNE was re elected president and a director of the Haywood Electric Mem bership Cooperative at the or ganization's annual meeting here Saturday, The Rev. Dr. Dawson Bryan, of Nashville, Tennessee, noted church man in the field of evangelism and a connectional of the national Board of Evangelism of The Metho dist Church, was " the featured preacher Sunday morning at the Lake Junaluska Assembly. Speaking on "Why 1 Believe In Immortality," from the text in John 14, Dr. Bryan said; "There is no mathematical proof of im mortality no one has even seen anyone return from the dead. But the assurance of immortality is as real as the love of a mother. Science has discovered that there is no loss of any physical substance. Matter is never destroyed only changed. ' "If God will never destroy ar.y physical substance; it is incredible Missing In Action personality. Instead, God assures us that a human soul lives forever. Every desire we possess may bs I satisfied: hunger, desire for friends, except the desire to keep on living. God surely wil perpetuate the greatest of our desires. "Jesus believed in life, and as sured us that life beyond this earth is a reality, 'I go to prepare a place for you."' ' ' ' "No conviction Is greater or more comforting than the practically universal desire for life everlast ing and to those who believe In Christ It is a reality." Announced speakers for August 28-31, when a Bible Conference will mark the closing event of the 1950 season, are: Dr. Andrew H. Blackwood, of Princeton Univer sity; Bishop Paul B. Kern, Nash ville. Tennessee; and Dr. W. G. .4 . .:? j" ( ' ' J . 1 T u nmnnfti lftniir i ifTiiiininiiinnrnu iiJLiiMauuuiiMiL u Mother Of Missing Soldier Still Has Kopo A letter from the Army's adjutant-general last week kept up Mrs. Eugene Wright's hopes that her soldier son would be found alive. Charles B. Wilson, of Waynes ville, known as "Buddy'' Wright, was reported missing in action since July 29 while serving on 'the South Korean front with the 24th Infantry Division. Adjutant General Edward F. Witsell explained in his letter that "experience has shown that many persons reported missing in action are subsequently reported as re turned to duty or being hospitalized for injuries." The letter also said that addi tional information would be for warded - without delay to Mrs. Wright as soon as it was received. to think he will destroy human Chanter, of Drew University PFC. CHARLES B. WILSON. 18-year-old Waynesville boy more familiarly known as "Buddy" Wright, has been reported as missing in action in Korea since July 29. The son of Mrs. Eugenia . Wright, he was serving as a rifle man with the 24th Infantry Division. Highway Record For 1950 In Haywood (To Date) Injured .... 26 Killed . . . 6 (This Information com piled from Records ot StaU Highway Patrol)

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