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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat ot Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
65th YEAR NO. 95 12 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON. NOV. 27, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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i'" i-n Fridav. the
Winner Oi First Place In The Community Floats Here Friday
tbf pa'""'- "
f snow (lakes. .
Lend of lne Pa,auc-
.,nd parted nibbling.
(oungstcr "-""b. .
.iUimed: '-Gee, this tastes
.vou musta Deen piajms
I.... ikA hoce hnrn
ling to The Record
l!)f first Tobacco Harvest
il pjradc, there was a heavy
eei ana i ""
Lied the second parade.
K third in me.
the winter feu.
v minutes before the 1950
.t nnrfpi waV. snow began
(or the heaviest fall in two
I record has been the
i unlimited conversation,
'. h brought forth scores
,PStions even that of hoici
ioarade next July fourth in
jj beat the snow.
Heather For Ducks
v ,how was falling fast, half
Lke was frozen over, but a
or more of ducks were lcis-
snimming about in trie icy
ll H1.K4- 1 1
fc. Once incy swam wm
U( of the ice in front of the
looked arround. and
L back for the deeper water.
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November Court Term
Enters Final Week Today
'1 ht Haywood County
While Oak float, one of the
in Friday's Festival parade,
tfrf a lot of hard work.
ft work was rewarded by hon-
L mention from 'he judges
turkev dinner with all the
unities for the workers.
Jj workers received their re-
d Friday night, at the hancs of
Bob Teague, former resident
Utile Oak, now living at Pisgah
EV dinner and the other Just
lrts were given at the home
Is. Boh Davis.
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The Beaverdam Community float, covered with snow, won first place Friday. This picture was mcie as t e n , ,..,s , . .. ... .
Mountaineer, at the end of the parade. Jus, as the picture wa snapped, the little boy ho.d.. bail nd hat dropped the bail. Mts.
Audry Liner is candidate for queen, and is shown on the float. .(Staff I'hoto'.
eep Freeze Postpones Final
Part Of Festival Program
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torn Cole Resigns From
County Elections Board
Crora E. Cole revealed last week-
ttfthafhp had filed his resigna-
as a member nf the Havwood
I; few weeks a;o, Coach Carleton
p nwke a good guard, a man
to reallv like to olav football.
Is the toughest position on the
Joe Hipps. he replied to a ques-
fis a good guard who really
to play the game.
Joe Hipps proved it Thursday.
A few plays after the opening
toff he felt a stab of pain travel
i his left hand as he hit Canton
.tk Phil (no relation) Hipps.
He said nothine about it. went
jk into the line and kept play-
The nain nersistert all afternoon.
it he didn't mention it, except to
' his hand taped.-
He played his usual terrific de
risive performance through most
The next morning, he went to a
The examination showed Joe's
had been fractured on that
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the bts, window display of the David S. Coltrane Friday mght
1 Uli I'll 4,..iHfi - .
The board of judges awarded the
community, headed by Chairman
George Stamey, first prize ot ?u.au
in the contest.
Harvest Festival audienee nfiarii
United States is "entering a phase
of determined mobilization."
This means, he declared, that
abundant production will be neces-
i i.rAay in fill pverv need.
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The results were announced Sai- The naRe ut,en forced by
the Communist threat, and we face
a siniBBle that we dare not lose,
..-Hav nicht bv First National Bank
President Jonathan Woody during
the Friday night program at the
Jonathan Creek, whose chair
man is Enos Boyd, placed second,
and won $7.50, and Stamey Cove,
headed by the Rev. V. N. Allen,
finished third, receiving the cash
prize of $5 awarded lor mat posi
Hard Last Week
MRS. EVANS AT HOME
Mrs Harrv Evans. Sr.. returned
to her home Wednesday after un
dergoing treatment at Duke Hos
Dr. Coltrane told his audience ot
approximately 350 at the Waynes
"The American farmer has to
raise enough," he continued, "to
supply the 150 million people of
the United Slates with food and
clothing, as well as building up
large reserve stockpiles
At the same time, this can be
done at prices that are reasonable
and fair to both producer and consumer.
In reference to the outlook, ne
declared that tremendous demand
is in" sight for 1951 for agricultural
products and other commodities.
And while the farmer will en
joy a high price level lor ins com
modities, the cost of the non-agri
cultural items and services he
must buy will be at a proportion
(See Coltrane Pace 5)
Friday's snow and the deep!
freeze that followed It , paralyzed i
Haywood County' Fourth Tobacco:
Harvest Feslivai as It wfcs entering 1 MOlintainOer
its final day The queen s court ami
the queen will be selected next Sat
The season's first heavy snow
started --for the second consecutive
year just as the Festival parade
was starting at 2 I". M. Friday. I
It quickly costumed the 52 com-1
nuinity and commercial floats, the
I queens and their attendants, and
the musicians of the four college
and high school hands, and their
I The tloats were never more
j beautiful, and the vision was never
more vague for a daylime crowd
against i meet its demands for workers. j Despite the cold and the driving
i n .dfli-rl that these available i flakes, thousands of people from
workers also can learn any skill I throughout I he county lined the
that is required of them. I streets to watch the procession
down Mam Mreei u .in
state Treasurer Brandon Hodges
told a Haywood Tobacco Harvest
Fet ival audience Friday that diver
sified agriculture must be develop
ed into every cove, that manufac
turers must be 'sold" on establish
ing nlants In the rural areas, in
order that the states per capita
income may be raised higher.
In his address at the Haywood
County Court House following the
! Festival parade, he pointed out that
North Carolina still ranks low
' among the states in the income her
j average citizen receives,
i He declared that when indus-
try moves into a rural area, it
! finds a readv supply of labor to
J Vncontested divorce suits and
: several non-support cases occupied
the attention of Haywood Superior
! Court this morning as the second
week of the two-week November
: term resumed work dispitc the
Judge .1 W I'less of Marion re
Home , convened the session following the
Demonstration Clubs and the lleav- long Thanksgiving holiday, which
erdam Community Development had started with the recess late
Frogram won first honors in Frl- j Wednesday afternoon.
da s Haywood County Tobacco - - -
Harvest Festival l'arade. ;
The Home Demonstration Clubs
organization float was judged best
in the commercial division, and
Hcaverdam had the best float en
tered by the communities,
Jonathan Woody announced the
names of the winners during the
evening program at the Armory,
i Friday night.
The judges in the community
float contest were Mrs. John Slier
of Waynesville, former home econ
omist in Michigan, and Mr. Gra-
1 bam. president of the Asheville
Judging the commercial floats
were Sam Hyatt of the Cherokee
Indian Iteservalion, Julius Stop of
the Carolina Power and Light
Company, and Mrs. Harold lleiison
In the eommeieiat division,
1, and It Hardware of Hazelwood
placed second, and the Waynesville
Merchants Association was third.
In the community division, Hut -elille
Cove was second, and Fines
Creek placed third.
The shower of snowball that hit
Hie participants in I i Iday alter-;
noons Harvest Festival parade
brought a shower of complaints,
over Hie weekend t" the Mountain-;
eer office. i
The callers all expressed resent-'
inent over w hat several termed
"the lack of respect for the peo- j
pie taking part in the procession.'.
A woman reported that her
daughter, riding on a community
float, was shuck ill the face by a
hard packed snowball, and suller
ed pain for several hours af'er the
She added that "little boys
weren't the only ones who were
throwing them, either There were
several grown men doing It, too."
The reactions of the people In
the parade l the .snowball lushing
Some expressed resent mcnl, oth
ri laui'hi'd off the missels, and
Snow, Low Mercury
In This Area
A three-inch snow fall Friday
afternoon followed liv l2-degrf
temperatures Friday muM and jero
readings Saturday morning slowed
traffic almost to a stop and dis
rupted mail and bus service
The bitter cold frv hlf of
This condition nftcrrd a para
dox of sports: Kwlmming and
Whilr skalrrv fllord by
Miull dogs, ilidrd over thu twH
Inrh crut roatln th upnrr rnd
(if the lake, wore of ducks Pd
dlcd In the hlur open wilr
w herr the ict f ndrd.
, This was the tint lime In
several yrn lhi lake had trrn.
The sudden snow and deep
i freeze, striking on Ihe heels of a
mild Indian Summer Thanksmv-
1 im: Dav closed the eountv's schools
Monday, and brought a halt to nth
er activities scheduled for last Sat
urday night and Monday.
The final events of Ihe Tobacco
Festival were deferred till Satur
day. County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer said the bad travel
conditions made the extension of
the Thanksgiving Day holiday
The start of rephasing work on
the main lines of the Haywood
.Electric Membership Corporation
and the new survey of Haywood
County Schools, both scheduled
for Monday, were postponed.
The re-phasing work, part of the
$(1(10,000 HE A expansion program,
I was to start, on the Cruso-Ilethel
, line this morning.
Mr. Messer wijs notified of th
I postponement of; the new trhwil
survey snturdayinormng m a tele
phone call from J. Sidney Kirk of
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duck nno me tiuwu, .
, w ..." Planning and surveys.
Monday, November 27 Partly
m 3"d . slightly, warmer Mon
'' Tuesday fair and warmer.
?t as recorded by the staff of the
lest Farm); -
" Max. Min.
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County Board of Elections.
He had been named cnanm.
the board following his appoint
ment by the State Board of Elec
tions last March.
Mr. Cole said his resignation was
caused by ill health.
He explained that he notified
.1.. cinto Rnard of Elections in
Raleigh in a letter he mailed last
The letter was sent, to htatt
Elections Chairman Charles Britt.
and a copy filed with it. c.
well, the board's executive secre-j
tary. . . ... uu.
He acted, he continues anc ...
physician advised him to give up
his post because of his nervous
He had been confined to bed for
about ten days up to last Wednes
day. . rW.
He had served as a nepmy ....
iff for 18 years up to the time short-
i.. -fio.. hie annoinimc.it l
r,v hoard, ana lormei.y
WHITE OAK CDP
The White Oak Community De
velopment Program's regular
monthly meeting originally sched
uled for next Saturday night has
been postponed until two weeks
fmm that date. The change was
made to avoid conflict with the final
r the Tobacco Harvest res
tival scheduled for next Saturday
"In the old days, he said, It
was a matter of the source of la
bor moving to the factory.
"Now it's a matter of moving the
factory to the source of labor."
At the same time he compliment
ed Haywood County on its diversi
ty both in agriculture and m in
dustry, and declared;
"That is good."
He added that this diversification
and development must continue
throughout the state in order that
the state's people might realize
the benefits accruing from a high
level of income.
Mr. Hodges was introduced by
Haywood's State representative
elect Oral Vales.
State Senator-elect William Med
ford was in charge of the program.
At the speaker's table also was
Assistant State Budget Director D.
S. Coltrane. whom Mr. Medford
introduced as the speaker for the
Court House. J
Generally, both spectators and,
marchers lound added zest in the
Small boys and some grownups;
gleefully pelted the Waynesville.
town ear with snow halls j
But only one registered a direct
hit Alderman Felix Stovall receiv
ed one on the back of his head I
"Let us hold this Festival earlier
next season." he declared later,
with tongue in cheek.
"Preferably when it is too warm
to permit snow to fall to permit
small boys t" make snowballs
I The adverse weather produced
'one unfortunate incident
I A Mars Hill College majorette's
brief costume proved insufficient
I (See Festival PaT 2)
If a picture is worth !0,00Q
words, the readers of The Moun
taineer should tret a few bil
lions' extra reading in this Issue.
Last week, the Mountaineer
took more news pictures than it
ever has In the 65 years since it
was founded. '
These were divided between
the Fourth Annual Haywood
County Tobacco Harvest Festi
val and the Thanksgiving Day
football gamp between Canton
and Waynesville IliRh Schools.
The Mountaineer took more
pictures of these subjects than
any other publication did. .
This issue reflrcts the volume
of the work the staff photogra
pher did but hardly all of It.
There will be lots more pic
tures in Thursday's issue.
Opens Feed Store
The closing program of (he
Fourth annual Haywood County
Tobacco Harvest Festival sched
uled for last Saturday, will be held
These events include the Selec
tion of the queen's court and the
oueeii. and the square dance and
Itoy C Parton is announcing to- string band contests,
day Ihe opening of I'arton's Feed Also postponed was the arrival
Store at the Depot. j of Santa Claus, who was lo come
Mr. Carton has been in Ihe feed in as the queen was crowned His
business here tor ten veers, having arrival was scheduled to herald Ihe
been connected with Farmers Ex-' opening of the Christmas trade sea-
change, and later the Haywood son here.
Counlv Farmers Co-operative.
The new firm is in the building
! formerly occupied by the L'nder
1 wood Feed Company.
! Miss Mary Osborne returned to
Mhe Woman's College in Greens
! horo yesterday alter spending the
j Thanksgiv ing week-end with her
mother, Mrs. Hohert Osborne.
Good News Goes Long Ways
of Havwood people
who lost their homi
to the family
last week, has
The cenerouu response
of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde West,
made news over the nation. ,i,..,i
The story as carried in The Mountaineer went on to national
news wired, and in addition to newspaper accounts, some of the
best known news commentators commented on the story. Among
ll,:?t received letters from former Haywood
residents now living in other parts of the nation, regarding the
news As William Davis, now of Washington expressed himself
"To hear Mr. Harkness tell of what happened in my hometown
made me feel good all over." .
night at the Waynesville Armory. I evening program.
Winners Of Annual Tobacco Show Here
Over 100 Entries Feature
Festival Tobacco Show
. ,nn nf tho hurlev! Flvings
. DriLL" w7ii" " . . i .i
. MenclHont n! ine no.'"""" i u rmirth annual riaywvuu vvm i iiiuiviuuai r...".w
gu. aa jJiciiiu'-v v . . ; i uc i - ,
County Young Democratic Club. :(y Xobacco Harvest Festival last . each
Mr Cole said he wouiu i-u...!. Friday . Flrst piacc nay n.s..c., -
fn Wrve as elections chairman un-j Van Arsdall, one of the judges rloyd rjsner (his father); 3 Fred
til. a successor was named by the:,,, a rj S. government ader Mann. Hominy: 4-S ,P Liner; B-
State Board. Louisville.' ivy., .cu chanes uaureio-Mi, v"- """"
The exhibitors finishing among
. l. :.nAiott nlans are ! ,.knc hnrtpv I've seen
As far as nis. i""."------ A , iw - jiUdnn-
H he dec ared ne lmenu- Th wmners in eaco u.v.:....
ed to take a long rest in Lugs- " ,Flovd the top tive receivea h-
t0 recover his hea.tn. . ,m ! Waynesvme f.ady I totalling ivo "
He added that he was a nsner, r... - .j nesvllle Mercnams ,
' iKVdTm; Ray Fbher, Fines! The judges in addition toMr
Beaveraan , were R R Bennett, N. C.
i Creek 4-H Club, roller Extension Service;
, v -a Fisher Fines' Dr. Luther Shaw, tobacco special-,
First place-Floyd Fisher. Fines ur. F.xoeriment Station;
WilmiMton ,nnounc -",. fin., Crk; -K. - ... ,
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County Agent Wayne Corpening
said Saturday morning all events
scheduled for that day had been
postponed until next Saturday
That included the selection and
coronation of the queen, the string
hand and square dance rotiiesK
and the coming of Santa Clan.-; to
herald the opening of the Christ
inas trade season here.
The snow and ice that covered
the highways radiating from
Waynesville completely prevented
mail reaching here Saturday uiorn-
l ing. ,
! The Highway Post OITice. which
: usually arrives here at 6' 30 am ,
I from Asheville, couldn't make it
! at all.
The condition of the highways,
however, had resulted m only two
minor accidents through noon Sat
urday. On Friday night, an auto slid
into the rear end of a bus that hdd
-lopped near the Waynesville
Drive-In Theater just beyond the
eastern town limits.
The car sustained about $150
damage, and the bus about $30.
i In the other accident, two rar
, side-swiped each other on High
way 276 at a curve near McCi ark
Damage amounted to about S50
I No one was hurt in etber--ac-
(See Weather Pge
aaa what Dusinew
would enter after that.
, i .!. ..... k w.i h ihe winners i
Samples of Haywood s better tobacco were snow n - bmUtt dlret.tor
havmg keen competition Shown in this pictuie, J J m indlvduBl .
pinner from Raicliffe Cove. 'Photo by Ingram's Studio..
Injured .... 28
Killed . ... 7
(Thij Information com
plied from Record! of
Stat Hbibway Patrol I
wiuniiujiu . n Ka
of a son, Hugh Thomas. Jr.. on No
I vernber 8. .' -
M. Scott, Beaverdam;
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Villi CHRISTMAS s