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.Department of Agriculture,
to thousands .of agricultural
I!r5 and farmers.
, whisenhunt, lormer assistant
I in Ashe County, succeeded
Clapp at the Test rami
.,t month. Mr. Clapp resign-
, become Cleveland County
: His office is in Shelby.
aphony In Bass
Alalia Uine gave up seven
Lord bass Saturday to Delmas
Itfll and Fred Farmer Of Way-
I;liir,s at the mouth of Forney
H. they brought up a neat col-
l)n ranging principally between
and four pounds,'
largest was the five-pound.
-we lish nooKed by Mr.
hfv were using Whopper Stop-
land Deeper Doodle plugs.
l,rn Manager Grayden Fergu-
Ibommeri a police car the other
L to go to the bank.
lifter finishing the financial
Liness, lie returned to the park-
hit the windshield was a card-
Lrd sign that hadn't been there
me sign read:
For Sale SHOO."
tuest Singers To
lake Part In
I Quest singers will appear next
Inday night for the annual Christ-
Is Cantata at the First Metho-
ct Church of Wayncsville.
The program will open at 7:30.
I Participating In the concert will
the combined Youth and Senior
Mrs of the First Methodist, First
Baptist , Wayncsville Presbyterian,
Grace. Episcopal Church of
The Rev. and Mrs. R. T. Houts,
f Cullowhee, and singers
jmni Springdale College will ap-
fit on the program.
The Cantata, "The Story of
Ihristmas According To Scripture,"
!' Ellen Jane. Lorenz. will be di
eted by Mrs. Fred Martin, with
RS. V I. Mntnpv n nrpaniKt
Everyone is cordially invited to
p-nd this special Union . Christ-
1951 Town Auto
-icense Tags .
Town auto license tags for 1951
iare now on salp at the Town Hall
land Police Department.
me shipment of Waynesville
tags arrived here yesterday.
Prices have held steady, in spite
" the inflationary trend in some
ner items: you can still get them
'w H each .
Q SHOPPING DAYS
Q nil fiuvifruie
partly cloudy and warmer. Lit-
e mange in temperature Friday.
(fficial Waynesville tempera
"jre as recorded by the staff of the
Mate Test Farm)-
65th YEAR NO. 100
The following have been selected
for jury duty during the two-week
term of Haywood Superior Civil
Court which starts January 8.
Harry Haynes, Beaverdam; F.
M. Noland and Frazier Price.
Fines Creek; Robert L- Rich. Ivy
Hill; W. R. Cramer. Beaverdam;
C. E. Williams, Beaverdam;
Frank Chambers, Clyde; Una
Burns, Beaverdam; Mrs. Virgil
Henry, Waynesville; T. H. Wor
sham, Jr., Waynesville Pink Rich
Charles I. Smathers. J. M. West.
Beaverdam; L. F,. Ensley. Clyde;
Wiley Williams. Jack Allison, W. T.
E. G. Smathers. Beaverdam;
Charles F. Osborne, Pigeon; Woody
W. Jones, Waynesville; Mrs. J. A.
Stamey, Pigeon; Walter C. Lowe,
White Oak; Fred L. Trull, Pigeon;
Harold Hanson, Beaverdam;
R. T. Reynolds, Beaverdam; Mrs.
V. L. Ilarkins, Waynesville; H. T.
Rogers, Crabtree; T. V. Allen,
Beaverdam; Sallie West. Waynes
ville; E. B. Watson, Beaverdam;
Claude Norman, Waynesville; J. C.
Burnett, T. E. Reed, Beaverdam;
Foster Hargrove, East Fork; Bas
com Thompson, Pigeon; Ben
James, Crabtree; l)on Henderson,
Beaverdam; Bob Williams (col
ored!, Beaverdam; Glen Hunter,
White Oak; Hobart Chambers,
Beaverdam; I. L. Sutton, Crabtree;
and Alvin T. Ward, Waynesville.
Haywood County farmers went
to the polls today to elect the men
who will serve in 1951 on the com
munity committees under the Pro
duction and Management Admini
They also are naming their com
munity delegates to the annual
county PMA convention here FrU
The county officers will be nam
ed at tomorrow's convention.
In today's voting, a total of 39
members will be named to the
community committees which will
push and administer the local
nhases of the PMA program.
Andy W. Ferguson of Crabtree
is the incumbent county committee
Miss Sarah Fullbright of Iron '
Duff, full-time county PMA secre
tary, said the results were due for
their final official count Thurs
They will be ready for publica
tion this weekend.
The polls opened at 9 A. M. in I
various communities, and will re-J
main open until fi P. M.
The voting places: !
Beaverdam Canton town hall;
Cecil Messer's store; Clyde j
Clyde High School; Crabtree
Crahtree-Iron DufT High School; j
East Fork Massie's Store; Fines;
Creek Fines Creek High School;!
Iron Duff R. L. FarK s garage.
Ivy Hill Burgin's Store;
Jonathan Creek Rock Hill
School; Pigeon Bethel School;
Waynesville PMA office in the
Haywood County Court House;
White Oak White Oak Commun
ity House; Panther Creek D. L.
Lions Club To
The Waynesville Lions Club will
honor Waynesville High School's
iQn fodlhall team Thursday night.
rwh Carleton Weatherby's boys
...ti Km f hnnnr at the club s i
Will UC putB" v,. -
weekly dinner meeting at Patricks
The session will open at 7:30 p.m.
with Club President Lawrence
Leatherwood wielding the gavel.
Mad Scramble Here To
Get Drivers' Licenses
tj55 hundred ,n Haywood are
start with R. S and T to get drivers' : still to take their drivers tests,
licenses before the deadline of j 'ned .
Hooper, examiner j.
here, has had more applicants on
Mondays and Thursdays than he
could handle. Highway mroimcn
halC Tl wnm,. throush. .
J would, be "closed uecemoer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County
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Even Santa Claus gives to the Salvation Army. The Jolly gentleman, here for a pre-Chiistinas sur
vey of boys and girls, stopped by the Salvation Army kettle on Main Street during his rounds to
make his contribution. Glenna West of the Salvation Army's Mountain District, smiles her apprecia
tion.! Stall Photo'.
Part Of County's Neediest Cases
Reported; Others Being Prepared
Haywood W e 1 f a r e Depart
ment workers compiled a list of 43
of the county's neediest families
They said other cases were be
The additional casej.WiU i)e re;
ported in the next Issue of The
Case 1 Family not eligible for
public assistance. Home and per
sonal property recently destroyed;
community has replaced many lost
articles, hut income is sorely taxed
by reeslablishment of home for
large family. Family makes good
use of gilts. Girls: ages 16, 15, and
S years; hoys: ages 12, 11, 9 and 4
years. Parents are both employed.
Case 2 -Mother has been in hos
pital two months. One boy, age 14,
and one girl, age 12. at home with
step-father, tenant farmer. Need
help with clothing, food supplies,
extras for Christmas cheer.
Case 3 Father, mother, 5 small
children, live very meagerly on
tenant farm. Not eligible for pub-
i lit- assistance. Boy: age 7; girls,
I ages fi. 4 (twins) and 3 years.
Case 4 Boy, age 3. years, de
serted by both parents, lives in
home of grandmother with two oth
er dependent children, hoys, ages
7 and 8 years. Plans for child
awaiting court decision. Grand
mother now receives small public
assistance grant for two children,
none at present for child in ques
tion. Case 5 Family with nine chil
dren. Boys; ages 11, 5 and 4 years;
girls, ages 14. 13, 9. 8, years and
one 5 months old. Lions Club help
ing with shoes for school age chil
dren. Low income inadequate to
make Christmas a special occasion
Case 6 Mother, father, five chil
dren have minimum living essen
tials. Need supplementation if
Christmas is to be a special occa
sion. Boys: ages 15 and fi years:
girls: ages 11, 9. and 3 years. Fath
Case 7 Elderly couple, son,
daughter-in-law and three, pre
school children boys: ages 6, 3
years and one, 2 months old. Live
in four-room tenant house. Grand-
90, bedfast. Very limit-
Case 8 Boy, age It. .in free
foster honip in county. Clothing
and extras are needed.
Case fl Mother, father, grand
(See Welfare Page 3)
limine, jiuimi",.', v.
examinations given, with 95
failures. Of the new group, 34 fail
ed in the road test, 3 in the law
test and 4 on eyes. Among those
on the sign test; 17 the eye test; 17
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Army Gets Valuable
The WaynesviU Llons Chtb
reported donations to th dime
board in its 1950 Christmas Cheer
Fund campaign were running
Jerry Hogers, chairman of the
club's health and welfare commit-,
tee. pointed out, however, th.it the
drive still had a long way to go.
He reported that, though the
collections had not been counted,
the volume of donations was run
ning approximately at the same
rate as at the same period last
The dime board opened last Sat
urday to launch the campaign.
At the same time Mr. Rogers
reported that the club again will
stage two radio broadcasts of three
hours each, as it did last year.
Arrangements were completed
this week with Station WHCC, he
The broadcasts will be held in
the lobby of the First National
Bank from 9 p. m. until midnight
on Del-ember 21 and December 23.
In the program, the radio listen
er offers a donation to hear a spe
cific Lion sing or recite something
over the air.
Last year, the two programs
grossed approximately $900 of the
total $1,600 collected in the entire
The contributions to the 1940
Christmas Cheer fund were enough
to permit the Lions to take 130
needy children on shopping tours.
The Lions started their Christ
mas shopping early this year, with
the first bitter cold snap of the fall.
So far. reports Mr. Rogers, the
club has spent $500 to fix up 40
children with the things they need
Little Hans can take his finger j
out of the Waynesville dike now. j
Workers last Saturday finished ;
the job of re-waterproofing and rc- j
pairing the interior of the munici-!
The outside job was finished last
The crew from the Gunnite Com
pany of Allentowo. Pa took off
last Tuesday for Baltimore to start
another inside iob.
This one will be on a 230-foot
smokestack of a gas company.
Town Manager Grayden Fergu
son quoted experts as saying the
total renovation of the reservoir
should keep It in generally top
shape for 30 to 40 more years.
The Westing Weatherproofing
Company of St. Louis- Mo., re
paired the exterior for $3,875.
The more complicated, more ex
tensive interior job cost $4,775.
At The Eastern Entrance Of
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY
Legion Post Here
To Aid Needy
The Waynesville American Le
gion Post last night voted $150 to
the aid of the needy Haywood
t the same lime, the Legion
naires launched a drive for' public
donations of clothing.
They will use part of the ilum"
voted to outfit a group of children
from the Cold Sprinus section willi
in the next few days.
These children have been recom
mended by Major Cecil Hi ow n of
the Salvation Army.
Ernest Edwards of l he Legion
committee explained that Major
(See I.P(Uin Pane il
Merchants Set New Store
Hours And Holidays Here
Merchants established new store hours, and holidays for the
remainder of the year.
The stores will remain open on Friday night, Dec. 22nd, until
nine-.o'clock. The regular closiriR hour of six on Saturdays will be
The directors of the organization also announced that three,
days would be taken for Christmas Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
The stores will remain open all day Wednesday, Dec. 27.
No holiday will he observed on January first, with "bunlnesa
as usual" the directors decided.
They Put Folding Money On The Dime Board
Lions cms fiJTl
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T. C. Davis, of Iron Duff (left '
Lions Dime Board, while Wavne Franklin
way. (Staff Photo-.
The Great Smoky Mountains
AFTERNOON, DEC. 14, 1950
Rate Boosts In
Witynesvllle folks will pay 'more
starting December It to make their
Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany was granted permission to
raise its rates a total $1,846,683 by
the N. C. Utilities Commission this
Miss Ethel Toy, manager of the
local 'office, said the higher rates
will become effective December 11.
The -difference between the old
and the new will show up on the
hills to be mailed tn subscribers
The difference will range be-tw-en
40 cents and 75 cents per
month higher than the subscribers
have been paying.
Miss Toy. through District Man
ager J, L. Smith of Ashevllle, said
the new monthly rates would be:
One-party $5.50 (formerly $4.7.V;
two-party $4 75 (formerly $4i; four
parly $4.25 i formerly $3.50i; rural
$3.15 (formerly $2.75);
Individual $3.15 (formerly $2.7.V;
two-party $2.85 (formerly $2.2,V;
four-party and rural $2.40 (former
Southern Bell had sought per
mission to boost Its rates a total
$3.5(13.800 a year to meet rising
operational costs, finance further
expansion, mid boost the return on
its net Investment.
The state commission's grant of
permission for a raise for the low
er sum was (Issued Tuesday, the day
after it had granted the Carolina
Telephone and Telegraph Com
pany of Tarhoro permission to raise
I its rates an annual $750,000.
i Canton business rates were
' changed from $5.2J. i50, $3.75.
' and $3 to $5.50, $4.75, $4.25, and
! Residential rates from $3. $2.50.
$2 25, and $2.. to $3.15, $2.65, and
In the Lake Junaluska area,
business rales were set at $8.(15,
$6.35. and $5.05, while residential
rales were raised to $6.30, 4.25
and $3 20.
Lights Go On In
Waynesville came out last night
in her collrful Christmas dress.
The town turned on the Vule
I iilc lights spanning Main Street.
Town Manager Grayden Fergu
son said they will remain on until
New Year's Day.
and Henry Gaddy; Waynesville
center, gets trie annual
53.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countia
W. KII.F.Y I'.vMUK of Clyde,
serving as Buncombe County
(arm agent, has been named as
one of six North Carolina county
agents to receive' the Distinguish
ed Service Certificate award. The
honor was made by the National
Association of County Agents.
He Is the son of former State
Representative Glenn Palmer of
(Sec Story on Pane 21
Waynesville area Tuberculosis
Campaign official renewed their
plea today lor aid in -the drive to
raise funds in the annual drive.
The objective is to raise enough
money to maintain an X-ray ma
chine In the Haywood County
Health Department for a year.
This necessary amount Is estim
ated at $1,000, the annual cost of
both maintenance and materials.
The local area campaign head
qurters issued the following state
Have .von sent in your contribu
tion to the appeal of your local
Tuberculosis Committee for funds
(See I B Drive PaKe 61
To Meet Here
The officers and directors of the
Haywood County Milk Producers
Association will meet at 7:30 P. M
Friday at County Agent Wayne
Corpening's office in the Haywood
County Court House.
The featured' speaker will be
Rob Lytic of the North Carolina
Milk Producers Federation.
James Kirkpatrick of Crabtree,
president of Hie Haywood organiza
tion, will be in charge of the ses
sion. TOM LEE BACK HOME
Tom Lee has returned home
after being a patient at Moore
General Hospital for the past sev
eral weeks. He is still confined to
his home on Walnut Street.
(right i.' put "folding money" on the
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Definitions; A single ma
nas no batUns his shirt,
and married man has bo
Extension Of Lines
Two surveys are underway and a
third Is planned toward the exten
sion of telephone service further
Into rural areas around Waynes
ville. Thi work into the Balsam and
Mooney Cove sections U scheduled
to be completed this weekend.
A similar survey of Fine Creek
is scheduled for "the near future."
the Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany reported yesterday.
Robert Suttonfteld of the firrti
Ashevllle District office is making
the survey of possible lines; to
Balsam and Mooney Cove.
Only three lines now extend Into
the Balsam section, none to Mooney
Otherwise. With respect to the
western extension, the lines stop
at the Dayton Rubber Company
The new lines when approved
would Include homes on nyatt
Creek and reach the State Trout
Approximately 100 new tele,
phones would be installed in this
The Mooney Cove survey affect
16 to 20 homes.
This preliminary work includes
I the interviewing of families on the
proposed routes, and locating the
I routes the lines will follow.
! Residents of the Fines Creek
: area, one of the most progressive
In Western North Carolina, have
been campaigning steadily for the
! extension of telephone service.
At present, the lines extend in
that direction only Into Crabtree.
10 Directors In
Ten directors have been elected
to the Merchants Association. Th
balloting was done last week, with
each member voting by secret bal
lot. The ten directors, plus five
automatically carried over, gives
tht- board 15 directors. On Janoarv
16th the board will meet and elect
officers from the group. J. C. Reece
is now president.
Those elected in the recent bal
loting for director are: Paul Davis.
W. Hugh Massie, Joe Jack Atkin.
C. D. Ketner. Henry Davis, Ben
Phillips, Joe Cline, Fred E. Martin.
Jr. Charlie Woodard and Joe How
ell The five directors carried for
ward from this year include Mr
Reece, H. M. Dulin, Charles E.
Ray, Dick Bradley and Francis
A total of 3.547 acres of perman
ent pasture were seeded by Son
Haywood County farmers during
the last 12 months an increase of
856 acres over last year.
The pasture boost was carried out
under the Agricultural Conserva
tion Program in the county.
The report was made today hv
Andy Ferguson of Crabtree. 'chap
man of the county Production end
Marketing Administration commit
tee. Half the cost of seeding the past
ure was made up through the AC P
The seed made available to farm,
ers participating In the program in
cluded 6,536 pounds of ladino. B.V
pounds of white dutch clover
32.658 pounds of orchard gras.-.
and 1.251 pounds of fescue.
Injured . . . . 28
(Thii Information com
piled from Records of
State, Hi&hwaT Pa troJ)