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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat ol Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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65th YEAR NO. 83 16 PAGES Associated Press
W A YN ES VILLE, N. C MONDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 16. 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiet
Church Officials Burn Mortgage
I It To The Butcher
in Fie, the butcher has a
humor, whicn aimosi rivais
ir-st in fishing.
tther day a small boy walk
in rip's counter and askea.
L vmi eot anv dog bones?"
j r -
nnP of those days wnen
u-s lust bubbling over
Ley wit, and he replied:
son. I m sorry, duv i naven v
liny doss today, and am out
iiiio fellow's mouth drop-
Jen, as he gazes in a bewild-
ame of mind.
Fie sooke ud. saying, "Son,
L some eood beef bones that
k would be happy to have
vnnnostpr took them, but
certain degree of suspicion
s And The
, r1 l
a number of years P. H.
has had a number of prize
Hp had a larger demand for
Ian he could supply, and his
it In the animals war a proi
so lone ago, he received an
rom Carl Sanburg, the fam-
wthor, and specialist with
Mr Gcntrv pondered over
ler for a long time, and finally
iday morning he dropped all
oat money" in the collection
of the First Baptist church.
marie me feel so good, I ve
Id to sell my brand new shot-
H a model that cannot be
now and give' that money
church. I do not Jiave time
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Operation will be resumed at
both plants of I'najusU Manu
facturing Company Tuesday
morning at seven o'clock.
The announcement came from
R. L. Prevost, president, at !:30
this afternoon, after a confer
ence of several hours with union
Terms of the agreement were
not made public, as Mr. Prevost
sald'A satisfactory atreemcnt
has been reached."
Both plants closed shortly be
fore noon Friday when most
workmen In the lower plant lefo
The plants do not operate on
Saturdays, and were closed today.
'Man of the South'
yesterday afternoon ofticials of the Rocky Branch Baptist church
burned the mortgage against the church in an impressive service.
Shown here, left to right, Abe Jordan, deacon; Rev. W. C. VVfavcr,
pastor of the church, and Deny Norman, holding match, chairman
of the board of deacons. The church is a $15,000 rock structure.
Rocky Branch Church Pay
Off Debt On Building
junded In Action
JC Louis R. Sanderson, 17
Dld 24th Division soldier from
Jwood, was reported last week
funded in action in Korea.
Information was contained
Message the Army Department
his mother, Mrs. Ila Sander-
Sandersnn and her son
id to Haywood county eight
I ago from Gastonia.
boy enlisted in September
while he was a student at
fcesville Township High School
had served 17 months over
' at the time he was wounded.
s. Sanderson said the last let
he received from her son came
September 5, and described in
jl his experiences in combat.
! As Ti Acquiring
A stern warning- was Issued to
day by Hugh Jolley, building in
spector, that all persons building,
repairing, or remodeling, must
have a building permit before
starting their work.
This is in accordance with the
new zoning ordinance recently
passed by the town.
Mr. Jolly last week found two
houses started which work had
to be stopped, because the pro
jects were in violation of the new
law. The ordinance specifies the
distance from streets, type of
building In certain areas, and
other regulations which must be
unded In Action
k Thomas B. Gilliland, Jr., of
nesvllle was wounded in action
s injuries were described by
Army Department telegram to
parents here, however, as
ie soldier was struck in the left
I and forehead by fragments
' i a hand gernade.
ie son of Mr and Mrs. Thomas
lllliland of Waynesville, he en
Id in August 1949 while he was
idem at Waynesville Township
f went overseas last summer.
Irving in Korea with' him is
?rotlier, Robert. - - -
Farm Bureau To
The Haywood County Farm Bu
reau will hold an important meet
ing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Haywood County Court House.
Bureau Pwsident O. L. Yates in
his announcement today urged all
Farm Bureau members and their
families, and all county i-n wud
leaders to attend.
Geogre Farthing, field represent
ative for the N. C. Farm Bureau
Federation, and other authorities,
will be featured speakers.
The congregation of the Rocky
Branch Baptist church watched
officials vsterdav burn the mort-
ins the payment in full of tne in
debtedness on the $18,000 struc
ture. Rev. W. C. Weaver, pastor, held
I hi. oaoers. while Derry Norman,
I chairman of the board of deacons
applied the match, and Abe Jor
dan, a deacon, held the receptacle
for the ashes of the burned docu
The seivjce climaxed an all-day
service for, the church. After the
regular morning worship, about
250 people participated in a picnic
The afternoon service featured
messages by Rev. M. C. Wyatt, Rev.
N. L. Stephens, with Rev. Elmer
Greene, reading the scripture, and
the congregation participating in
the closing part if the seryice.
After the reading of the treas
urers report by Milford Breece,
the burning of the mortgage was
The construction of the new rock
building was started in the spring
of 1946. It is at the end of th
pavement on Aliens Creek, and
has about 200 members.
Rev. Mr. Weaver, and Mr. Nor
man expressed their appreciation
and gratitude for the generous
help given the church by members
and friends, which made it pos
sible to pay off the debt.
Others taking part in the service
included Fraek Wood and Rev.
More than 600 neople from
wide area, and several states, visit
ed the new educational building of
the First Baptist church in Can
ton on Sunday afternoon.
Rev. Horace L. Smith, pastor,
sad that estimates were that the
building and furnishings would
represent an investment of $150,
000. The formal open house resulted
in many compliments of the mod
In U. S. For
Reuben B Robertson (above),
hoard chairman of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company at
Canton, has boon chosen as the
Man of The South" for 1950.
The selection was made by the
magazine, "Dixie Business," pub
lished in Atlanta by Hubert F.
Lee. Robertson has been a lead
er In development of the paper
manufacturing industry in the
south. (AP l'hotoi.
Lt. Tom (Budi Blalock of Hazel
wood, injured in a B-29 crash in
the North China Sea, was trans
ferred recently from an Okinawa
base hospital to a California hos
pital for further treatment.
Relatives here were informed ot
the officer's return to the States
They also learned he was seeking
a transfer from the hospital at the
ftrirfield-Siiisun Air Force Base In
California to the McDtll Air Base
Hospital where his wife is serving
as a nurse.
The former Hazel wood baseball
star was one of the only three sur
vivors of the crash September 8
that took the lives of nine other
members of the bomber crew.
" He is the son of Mrs. Frank Mor
rison of Hazelwood.
Reuben B. Robertson, chairman
of the board of The Champion
Punoi- ami Fibre Company, has
been declared "Mun of the South"
in a poll of editors, industrialists,
bankers and other leaders of the
South, conducted by the magazine
"Dixie Business", This new and
wt-11 deserved honor to Mr. Robert
son has been announced by Hubert
F. Lee, editor, F.ach year readers
of the magaine nominate tb,o
SouthV' flfry foremost" husitiewi
leaders, and by popular vote the
"Man of the South" Is selected.
Mr.' Robertson, tile 19,r0 award
winner, has been an active business
lind community leader in the
South for nearly a half-century, lie
Joined the Champion organization
In 1907, and immediately realized
that the expanding paper and pulp
industry required a perpetual sup
ply of pulp wood. This was the
start of his ever active interest and
leadership in, soul horn forestry
and forest conservation. He has
served in many capacities as an
inspiration and aid in organizing
(See Reuben Robertson Pa je 8)
Soon, people will be given
onst rations of everything from the
best way to bake pies to the best
way to throw them.
People will be shooting arrows at
apples on other peoples' heads, and
other people will be trying to eat
more apple pies than anybody.
All that and several other mat
ters will niake up the program be
Ing arranged for ltaywooa county s
celebration of National Apple
The fruit will be on the pedes
tal for the tributes of the multi
tude from October 26 to November
But there Is plenty of serious,
educational business being lined
up for the program, too.
-There-" will be exhibits of the
many different ways apples can be
used to flavor the family menu.
there will be visits and tours of
the county's many valuable orchards.
A colorful program will open
the big week October 28, a Saturday.
The observance will start with a
parade at 10 a,m. After that there
will be a pic baking demonstration,
apple-tasting contest, pie throwing
contest, eating contest, archery, con
test, and radio program, with the
presentation of awards.
Working on the different phases
of the week's program are these
special committees, which were an
Haywood County Apple Growers
Display Committee Bob Boone,
chairman: Churles Edwards, and
W A. Coroening-.
Home demonstration display
Miss Mary Cornwell, chairman:
Mrs, Homer West, ami the Francis
Co vp Homo Demonstration Club:
show Mrs. Hugh Early, chairman;
Miss Cornwell, Miss Jean Chlld
ers. Mrs. Paul Hyatt, and Mrs. J.
Of Headquarters For
Haywood County's Democrats
will hold an informal meeting at
the Haywood County Court House
Saturday at 2 30 p.m. to observe
the opening of their General Elec
tion campaign headquarters.
The headquarters will operate in
Attorney William Medford's offices
above Curtis Drug Store.
Haywood Democratic Executive
Committee Chairman Charles B.
McCrary, in making the announce
ment today, reminded party mem
bers living in the recently-created
precincts must re-reglstcr in order
to be able to vote in Novenilter.
"There are only two Saturdays
left for registration for the Gen
eral Election, he warned.
CHARLES B. McCRARV. chair
man of the Haywood County
Democratic Executive commit
tee, has announced plans for an
extensive two-week campaign
here in Haywood. Headquarters
will be opened next Saturday.
He is shown here as he made
final plans, (Staff Photo.
Equipment ' Charles Edwards,
chairman; Herb Slngletary, and
Apple week advertising - Mint
Reed, chairman; Richard Boone,
Homer Justice, Ruth Coffey, H. L.
Morgan, Ira Cogburn, Robert Mc
Cracken, Roy Arrlngton, and Jack
Apple pie buking demonstration
(See Apple Week Page 8)
EJew Registration For
Uev; Precincts Required
Tucker Says Free
Case Heard By
New Town Board
The Wavncsville board of adjust
ment heard the first case to arise
from the town's new zoning ordin
ance last Thursday.
The question came up over plans
for a house whose yar0 would be
just, slightly closer to neighboring
houses than the ordinance permits.
The adjustment was made fol
lowing a brief hearing with Board
Chairman Charles E. Ray, Jr., presiding;
t '"!., ucioDer id r air
m Monday. Tuesday fair and a
Pfflcial Wavnesvilln tempera-
as recorded hv the staff of the
4 T r
?- i est, Farm);
All qualified voters now living
in the sections which have been
designated as new precincts
since the nrnoff primary was
held must regbter before they
will be able to cast ballots In the
November General tiecuon.
r tr rnip rhairman of the
it. rmintv hoard of elections
Diljruuuu J . .
again issued this warning today.
The registration oouiw
all 28 precincts last Saturday.
The registration rule concerning
the new precincts, he said, applies
to everyone living m.
The area formerly known as the
North Ward of Waynesville;
Saunook. , 4
. -ni- niosa for East Way-
nesvllle is the East Waynesvi l e
DoTictrar Harley Francis.
The polling Place for West Way
nesville is Pressley's Store. Regist
rarJohnny J, Ferguson (
The polling place for the Cent
er WaynesviH- precinct "
er Waynesvii'- precmci - k
missioned room of the Haywood until sunset
County Court House. Registrar
Mrs. Paul Cough. ' "" """ ";--';:r
Bethel School is the polling place
for the Pigeon precinct. Registrar
The polling place for Center
Pigeon precinct is Spring Hill
School. Registrar Mrs. Harley !
The nnllinff olace for the Sau
nook area is the Saunook School.
Registrar Mrs. Clifton Shook.
People who do not live in those
precincts need not register again
for the General Election.
Voters can register at the poll
ing places in their precincts, on
October 21, and October 28.
wishing to regkter on
weekdays may do so directly with
the registrars of their precincts.
October 28 wil be the final day
November 4 will i Challenge
Day fn all precincts.
The registration hours at the
polling places will be frwn 9 A.M.
Called To Active
Duty With Navy
.Eugene Francis, son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. C. 'Francis of RatclifTe
Cove will report for active Navy
duty at San Francisco, Calif.," Oc
A veteran of World War II, he
holds the rank of lieutenant senior
erade in the active Navy reserve.
He served two years overseas in
Australia and New Guinea during
the Pacific War.
Mr. Francis and his wife were
living In Florida when he received
his Navy orders.
Mrs. Francis will live with her
parents in West Virginia until her
husband is discharged from service.
Ned Tucker, personnel manager
of the Dayton Rubber Company's
Hazelwood plant, told the members
of the Waynesville Junior Chamber
of Commerce last ; Monday night
that free enterprise, working
through free men, is the best meth
od for winning economic justice.
He 'was the featured speaker at
the JayCee's dinner meeting.
Mr Tucker traced the history
and progress of the American free
enterprise system from the early
beginnings in the New England
colonies up to our current econ
omy. He compared our present system
with those working in other parts
of the world.
Mr, Tucker declared that the
anvernment should bo a govern
ment of laws rather than of men,
that the earth s great treasure lies
in the human personality, and that
service to humanity is the best
work of life.
JavCee President Charlie Wood
ard, in charge of the s(ssion. prais
ed Mr. Tucker's address highly.1
1 The speaker was introduced by
Marcus Ward, the organization's
Baptists To Meet
In Canton Tonight
An attendance of some 600 to
700 ig expected at the First Baptist
church in Canton tonight, as Sun
day School workers and Training
Union leaders meet for a county-
Officers of the Haywood Baptist
Association have arranged the pro
gram for this evening.
Nearly ten more miles of rural
I roads In Haywood County were
Tenth District Highway Commls.
ed the following sections were com
pleted during September;
1.2 milesf the Iron Duff Road,
and 5 I miles of the Hyder Mount
ain road, bolh sections resurfaced
with bituminous' concrete:
One mile of the Evans Branch
road; half mile Joe Carver road;
four-tenths mile. Indian Creek
road; half mile, Chestnut. Mount
ain; and 12 miles, Dark Hollow
all graded and surfaced with traffic-bound
Dr. Henry Jordan, chairman of
the Commission, at the same time
reported there was more road work
under construction right now llian
He added that many other pri
mary and secondary roaa projects
would be completed before the cur
rent construction season ends.
Up to September 10, he added,
the Commission spent more than
$49,874,000 and allocated $95,067,-
000 more of the first $125,000,000
in road bond money.
To Meet Tuesday
Waynesville Lodge No. 259, An
cient Free and Accepted Masons,
will hold an Emergent Communica
tion on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to
confer the Entered Apprentice De
gree on a class of two candidates.
Brother Hugh J. Sloan, Jr., Jun
ior Warden, will confer the Degree.
All visiting Masong are invited
Two Accused Of :
Of Taxi Friday
Two young Hazelwood men face
trial on charges of armed roblwry
growing out of the theft of a taxi
cab last week.
Vincent Hall, 21, and Willie
Page, 23, were bound over to the
November term of Haywood supe
rior Court by Magistrate i. S. Black
following a preliminary hearing
nt 11 a.m. today..
They pleaded guilty to taking
the Bramlett Co. taxi, but denied
they used a pistol In doing it.
Taxi Driver Alney Mehaffey tes
tified that the two men rode off in
his cab down the Black Camp Gap
Road Friday after Hall threatened
him With a pistol.
The two men, vwr mswd-i
Tho road near Cherokee at 6.30
P. M. Friday by State Highway
Patrolmen after a 14-mile chase
through the thickly-wooded moun
tains of the National Park.
The officers used a bloodhound
to track the men down.
State Highway Patrol Corp.
Pritchard Smith said Mehaffey told
officers that the theft of the cab
occurred at the Black Camp Gap
turnoff on the Soeo Gap highway
after the two men had engaged him
In Waynesville to take them to Soco
The officer said, however, that no
pistol was found on either of the
men after they were captured.
He added that the cab was found
badly damaged resting nose-first m
a six-foot culvert where road work
is underway at Heintooga Look
out. He estimated the damage at
MeharTey said Hall had pulled a
pistol when they nearcd the Black
Camp Gap road and ordered him
Then, he added, the two let him
out and drove off,
The defendants were remanded
to jail after failing to po;t tho
$2,500 bond set for each by Magis
Recuperating From Injuries
Hugh Ratcllffe and Bob V''anis,
both of Ratcllffe Cove, are recup
erating from injuries they sustain
ed when the scaffolding on which
they were standing fell while they
Msrs wnrkine nil a new home. They
were released from the Haywood I occurred
rnnt,r Mnenital fnllnwinir treat-i The officer
DIRECTORS TO MEET
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
tonight at 7:30 for the ergular
monthly meeting, it was announced
by James L. Kilpatrick, president.
Mrs. Gordon Schenck is secretary.
Want ads in The Mountaineer are
quick workers and efficient, too.
The cost is so small. This little 46
cent ad rented this apartment
within a few hours:
APARTMENT for rent, furnished
or unfurnished. Rooms and kitch
enette, lights, water and fuel fur
nished. Mrs. A. E. Jones, 40
Haywood Street. Phone 881.
When you have something to
rent, sell or buy, let va want ad in
The Mountaineer do It for you
quickly, and effectively.
(OUniy nospuai luituwiug -
ment. The injuries were described i damage to both vehicles at approxi-
as not serious. matety
At First Baptist
A congregation which filled the
auditorium of the First Baptist
church to capacity, greeted Rev.
and Mrs. Broadus E. Well on Sun
day morning. This was Mr. Wall's
first Sunday as pastor of tha
i church here.
i Sunday also marked the opening,
i of the Sunday School building,
; which was the former parsonage,
i The young people's department ara
The jeep was travelling west and j bought the Dr. Lancaster home on
and the car was coming into Main central Avenue for a parsonage,
out of Academy when the .undent and Rev 3n4 Mrs. Wall expect to
necuov the new parsonage soon
A jeep and a car collided at the
intersection of Main and Academy
this morning, but no one was ser
A three-year-old boy ruling in
the car, a 1948 Oldsmobile, sustain
ed minor lacerations on one cheek,
but the others in the two vehicles
escaped injury entirely,
Police Chief Orville Noland said
the jeep was driven by Franklin
Grady Smith of Sylva and owned
by the Canton Hardwood Company.
The Oldsmobile, he added, was
driven by' Mack Eugene Robinson
total ! .
About Fourth Of Haywood
Rural Road Money Spent
The expenditure on rural roads in Haywood is near
ing the half million mark, according to W. M. Corkill,
division engineer. The official report, as of August 31,
shows total expenditures out of the bond money in Hay
wood is $470,548.29.
Under the provision of the rural bond issue, Hay
wood is to get a total of $1,890,000.
. A survey made before the rural road program show
ed 126 miles of school bus routes in the county unpaved.
Injured . . . '. 27
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)'