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to a companion, she
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who wear them when
tow on the ground." I
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It more than we said it
llunday. A recheck of our
showed we were about
IVe said the net "take" on
bound crop was $1,403.85.
out our slide rule, gyro-
nd ruler, we went over
again this morning.
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lost anything on account
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iadn't been out of the
three days when the visi-
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she had seen it, and re
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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat cf Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
66th YEAR NO. 4 16 PAGES Associated Press
Killed In Action
Pfc. Charles E. Wilson, 18-year-&on
of Mrs. Eugenia Wright of
Waynesville, missing in action
,'in Korea since July 29, has been
'reported as killed in action on
that date. His mother received
the information in a telegram
this week from the U. S. Army
Missing In Korea,
l Pfc. Charles E. Wilson, 18-year,
old Waynesville boy more popular
ly known as "Buddy" Wright, was
killed in action in Korea on July
29, the Army informed his mother
Mrs. Eugenia Wright, Buddy's
mother, last summer had received
a message from the Army report
ing that her son was missing in
Her hopes rose when the UN
and American forces launched their
counteroffensive that led to the
drive to the Yalu River on the
Manchurian border this fall and
reports appeared in the newspaper
telling of the liberation of Ameri
can' prisoners of thtf Northern &-M&
'vBlit "Itiope ' f aaedLwhen. the Chi
nese crossed the border and sent
the UN forces retreating, and there
still had been no report of her son
Buddy, a rifleman serving with
the 24th Infantry Division, had
written to his mother on July 27.
He didn't mention the hardships
he and his buddies were going
through when they were bearing
the brunt of the then successful
North Korean Red onslaught.
He just said he "missed sweets
(See Wright Pase 8)
Officers of the Royal Arch Mas
on chapters of Waynesville and
Canton will be installed at a joint
meeting here Friday night.
W. A. Coble, past ,;rand high
priest and current district deputy
grand high priest, will conduct the
The following will be inducted
into the offices of the Canton chap
ter: Wade H. Rhea, high .priest;
Charles M. Beall, king; Gerald A.
Mashburn, scribe; R. J. Sprang,
treasurer; P. B. York, secretary; J.
Ben Patton, principal sojourner;
Fred Setzer, captain of the host; W.
Kay Haynes, Royal Arch captain;
Neil McKinnish, master of the
third veil; W. L. Ammons, master
of the second veil; Gudger Palmer,
master of the first veil; Way M.
Mease, sentinel; and W. T. Haw
The Waynesville chapter officers
to be installed arc: Joseph Way
Howell, high priest; Thomas Harry
Kent, illustrious master, Doric
Council; Ralph Raymond White
house, eminent commander, Way
All York Right Masons arc cordi
ally invited to attend.
In Local Store
A 38-year-o!d Greensboro, N. C.
salesman was stricken with a heart
attack in a local drug store yester
day and died shortly after he was
rushed to Haywood County Hospi
tal... He was John Arnold Gilmore. as
sociated with the Planters Nut and
Chocolate Company. His home of
fice was in Charlotte.
Crawford Funeral Home, in
charge of arrangements, said the
funeral services and burial would
be held in Greensboro.
Survivors include the bother,
Mrs. Mary A. Gilmore, and a sis
ter, Miss Aileen Gilmore, both of
Policemen and State Highway
Patrolmen made 1.170 arrests in
Waynesville during 1950 an in
crease of 299 over the number for
the year before.
However, Police Chief Orville
Noland assured local citizens that
this doesn't mean 1950 developed
anything like a crime wave.
The increase in the number of
arrests, he explained, was simply a
normal result of the increase in
both population and territory lor
the town over that of the previous
in at least one respect, last year
was better than 1949. Outside of
the 13 arrests for vagrancy and
prostitution, there wasn't a single
case of a sex offense.
In 1949, police made one arrest
on a carnal knowledge charge.
Waynesville also passed through
its third consecutive year without
a single homicide.
Not a single person died by an
assault or in a traffic accident in
the town limits.
Not since 1947 has Waynesville
had a case of a death by assault.
As usual, public drunkenness led
the list of offenses during 1950.
A total of 686 people were pick
ed up by officers in Waynesville
for overindulgence. In 1949, there
were 629 such arrests.
Seventy-four more were arrest
ed for durnk driving, an increase
of 20 over 1949.
There were 59 arrests for reck
less driving in 1950, compared with
32 the previous year; 41 for speed
ing, compared to 21 for 1949; and
38 Dersons were' cltod for failing
fol4 the year before.''
Among the more serious types
of offense, 13 were arrested on
charges of assault, five more than
in 1949; nine for breaking, enter
ing and larceny. In 1949, four
persons were arrested on larceny
The officers also during 1950 ar
rested 45 for gambling and possess
ing lottery tickets and punch
In 1949, there were only ten ar
rests for gambling.
During the past year, officers
also tightened up their campaign
against defective motor vehicles.
They cited 41 drivers for pos
session improper equipment (de
fective lights, brakes, mufflers, etc.)
Financially, these arrests and ci
tations dropped a total $22,113.24
in fines and court costs into the
town strong box, compared with
$16,745.70 the year before.
Soco Valley Court
Floyd DeWeese, well-known Can
ton athlete and taxlcab company
operator, said yesterday he had
purchased the Soco Valley Court at
Maggie from George Jones, also of
The transaction was completed
early this month, he added.
The purchase price was not dis
closed. Mr. Jones built the 19-room tour
ist facility in 1949, completing it
in the spring of that year.
The 19 rooms, well furnished
with modern accommodations, com
prises 14 living units.
Insurance Plan Will Be
Presented Rural Citizens
First effort made in North Caro
lina to extend group hospitalization
insurance to rural people is under
Representatives o f Haywood
Cunty's organized communities,
members of the board of county
commissioners, and the County
Hospital board, will meet at the
Haywood County Court House Mon
day night to decide whether such
a campaign should be authorized.
The meeting will open at 7:30
If they vote in favor of this, then
efforts will be made to interest the
people of the individual commun
ities in the plan.
Representatives of the Blue Cross
hospitalization insurance firm will
address the audience, explaining
the benefits and rate schedule un
der the group plan.
Getting Home For
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Last week-end was just like Christmas to Max Rogers ho Rot to spend the week-end at home with
his wife and three children. He has been a patient at the Asheville Orthopedic Home where he
recovering from polio. Enjoying
Of course, Mrs. Rogers was even
Colkitt Vice- j
B. E. Colkitt of Hazelwood was
recently named a vice-president of
the Daniel Boone Council, Boy
Scouts of America.
The Rev. L. E. Mabry of Canton
was selected as chairman of the
Council's Pigeon District, which
covers Haywood County; and Louis
Gates, also of Canton, is a member
of the executive board. '
The new officers for' 1951 were
n8 tnc Council s 30th annual con
Hugh Monteith, Sylva business
man and civic leader, formally be
came the president of the Council
during the ceremonies.
Dr. Edmund W. Wylie, former
pastor of the Park Avenue Presby
terian Church in New York City, in
the principal address, urged Scout
officials to use care in the hand
ling of youths.
He reminded them that sharing
the experiences of older persons
can have a substantial effect on the
lives of young people.
All officers and directors of the
First National Bank of Waynesville
were re-elected for new terms
Tuesday. The institution reported
its assets increased by $900,000
during 1950 over the previous year.
Total assets at the close of busi
ness Dec. 30, 1950, the report said,
The officers and directors tor the
J. E, Massie, chairman of the
board; Jonathan Woody, president;
J. H. Way, Jr., executive vice-president;
James T. Noland, vice-president;
Joe S. Davis, cashier; and J.
J. Atkins, assistant cashier;
Directors L. N. Davis, James E.
Massie, Clenn C. Palmer. J. A. Pre
vost, J. Wilford Ray. A. T. Ward,
J. H. Way, Jr., and Jonathan
Before attempting to interest the
people of the individual commun
ities in it, however, the firm needs
a representative favorable vote for
the county as a whole.
Urged to attend this meeting are
all Community Development Pro
gram chairmen and additional rep
resentatives from each community;
the county commissioners, members
of the County Hospital board, and
all interested in extending the
plan to the communities.
The meeting was planned last
Monday night at a session attended
by the county commissioners, hos
pital board, county Extension Ser
vice workers, and Community, De
velopment Program officers.
Representatives of the Blue
Cross addressed this meeting, ex
(See Insurance Page 8)
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 11, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In
Visit Good Tonic
their dad's visit, are Billy, left,
more elated than the three children. (Staff Photo).
Donate $500 Unit to
Wayne and Hugh Rogers have
donated a mobile respirator to the
Orthopedic Home in Asheville. This
is the first unit the Home has ac
quired of its own. Although many
have been used for patients suffer
ing from polio, the units were bor
rowed from other similar hospitals.
"We need one of these worse
than anything we can think of right
now," Mrs, Retha Fullam said in
an address before the Rotary Club,
as she discussed the facilities of the
Home, and its scope of service.
As Mrs. Fullam finished her ad
dress, 4 Wayne Rogers - arorc and
said he and his brother Hugh
would like to make the donation,
The unit will cost $500. Plans
were completed that afternoon for
Shown In Civil
Term Of Court
Uncontested divorces wilh
minor civil actions occupied
wood Superior Court this week as
the first week of the scheduled
two-week January civil term drew
to a close.
Judge J. A. Rousseau look time
out yesterday from civil matters to
revoke probalion for 'wo men in
One must serve a 12-months sen
tence which had previously been
suspended in November term of
criminal court, after he had pled
guilty to temporary larceny of a
In the olhcr case, he put into ef
fect an 18-months sentence impos
ed In July 1947 on a defendant who
pleaded to forcible trespass.
Home Life Series
To Be Held By
Haywood County's civic clubs
and Community Development Pro
gram organizations will hear a se
ries of lectures, starting January
22, on home management and fam
The series will be conducted by
Mrs. Corinne Grimsley. home
management specialist of the N. ('.
State College Agricultural Kxten
No. stranger to Haywood County
or us lowns, ivirs. unmsicy eon
ducted a similar series last year be
fore civic rural community organ
izations. Her ten addresses proved among
the most popular held by the many
specialists and other speakers who
have visited the county during the
past few years.
Mrs. Grimsley not or'y discus
ses the most efficient practices and
methods for managing the home,
but stresses the vital importance of
cooperation by everybody in the
family to make a home a happy
Mrs. Grimsley's specific sched
ule of meetings will be announced
In a few days, said County Agent
Wayne Corpening in his announce
BOOSTER CLUB MEET TONIGHT
The Boosters Club will meet in t
the Hazelwood Presbyterian church
tonight at 7 o'clock, I
For Polio Victim
Maxine, center, and Bobbie, right.
About the most cheerful spot in
all Haywood over the week-end was
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Max Rog
Max was home for the week-end
from the Orthopedic Home in
Asheville, where he has been fight
ing for his life against polio since
November 8th. Much of the lime
he has spent in an iron lung, but
this week-end he was home with
his wife and three children.
Although he had to remain in
bed r'urln his stey here, he trlodj
to play with all three of the child
ren at once. His bed was their play
room for the week-end, and their
every wish was respected because
"daddy was home",
Mr. Rogers became 111 the latter
part of October, and when admit
ted to the Orthopedic Home in
Asheville was described by Mrs.
Retha Fullam, superintendent, as
bcinn "(he sickest man I ever saw."
He was put In an Iron lung, and
afler weeks of treatment, had re
sponded to such a degree that the
doctors felt he could enjoy a week
end at home with his family.
Willi his arms stretched around
all three of the youngsters, Mr.
Rogers said: "You cannot say
enough nice things about the peo
ple who run the Orthopedic Home.
You never want for a thing there,
and they help you get well. I wish
there were words that could tell
the whole story you have to be a
patient there to understand what
I'm trying to say.''
He described some of the varied
treatments, and exercises which are
given patients daily as part of the
program of restoring the polio vic
tims back to health.
Mr. Rogers' right arm and leg,
(See Rogers Page 8)
15 Hazelwood Men
About 15 men are taking daily
training under J. H. Bailey as
members of the Hazelwood volun
teer fire department. The new de
partment is taking extensive train
inn of operation of the new truck,
a- well as general fire fighting.
Mr. Bailey has had the crew
down at Lake Junaluska pumping
water, as well as general hydraiil
connecting, and roof scaling.
r:i,nrpf Hisrhoff is temnorarv
.. . , nf Hs.,wood .
Motorists Should Check
Driver's License; Might
Expire Soon Although New
A stern warning was issued yesterday by Inspector Hooper
to all motorists in regards to their drivers' licenses. Under the
present system, your license expires on your birthday four years
from the year that they wtere issued. -
You may apply any time within 30 days before the expiration -date
for a new license. If you apply for a new license within this
30-day period, you will not be required to take the road test again.
But if you let your license expire you will be required tb take the ,
Any person whose last names begin with A or B was issued a
license in 1947, and should check their expiration date immediate
ly, as it will fall sometime in 1951
Persons whose last names begin with U, V, W, X, Y and Z must
have their license renewed by June 30 of this year.
The Haywood Ministerial Asso
ciation went on record Monday
urging that a state-wide referendum
be held in the state on the sale of
alcoholic beverages. The action was
In the form of a resolution, and a
telegram was sent to Chairman
Lennon, of the senate committee.
The telegram was signed bv Rev.
Paul Thrower, president of the As
sociation. The committee on civic
and moral welfare of the associa
tion, plans to follow through with j
the resolution. The committee is
also anxious to gel a vote in the
county asking for the abolishing of
sale of wine and beer.
The telegram read: "The Hay
wood Ministerial Association re
spectfully requests your committee
to look with favor upon the request
of our governor that a state-wide
referendum he held regarding the
sale of alcoholic beverages."
The committee Is composed of
Rev. L. K, Mabry, of Canton; Rev.
M. R. Williamson, Waynesville, and
Rev. Clyde Collins of Bethel.
Other committees of the As
sociation include; membership,
Rev. D. D. Gross, Rev. C. A, Phoup,
and Rev, J. C. Lime The radio
committee; Rev. J. E. Yountz, Rev,
Broadus E. Wall, and Rev. Robert
Major Cecil Brown Is secretary,
and Rev. W. T. Medlin, Jr.. is
chairman of publicity.
The meetings are held monthly
at the Central Methodist Church in
Governor Scott, said this week
that North Carolina will need 497
and a half million dollars to spend
during the next two years.
He first submitted the Stale Ad
visory Budget Commission's recom
mendalions for a $459,500,000 bud
get for the 1951-52 biennium to the
General Assembly, (hen asked the
legislators to increase this by $38
000,000. The Commission - recommended
figure is $112 million less than the
budget for 1950-51 was.
He expressed agreement with
the Commission's opinion, that no
new taxes would be needed. But at
the same time he suggested that
extra money be raised by remov
ing some of the exemptions for
current taxes, and generally by
tightening the lax laws and collec
tions. Yates Named
To Seven House
Stale Representative Oral Yates
of Haywood will serve on seven
committees during the 1951 ses
sion of the State Legislature.
The committee appointments
were announced this week by House
Speaker W. Frank Taylor.
Mr. Yates has been named to
these groups: appropriations, agri
culture, education, institutions for
the deaf, printing, elections and
election laws, and public welfare.
Chamber Of Commerce
Officials To Meet
The officers and directors of the
Waynesville Chamber of Commerce
will meet at. the Town Hall Monday
at 7:30 P. M.
The man who braes. "I
run thinss tn my house,"
usually refers to the lawn
mower, vacuum cleaner,
baby carriage and errands.
Haywood and Jackson Countie.'
CROM F.. COLE, who has resign
ed as chairman of the Haywood
County Board of Elections, is ex
pected to be succeeded some time
within the next four weeks. State
Elections Board Chairman
Charles M. Brltt of Asheville
said his group probably would
name a new member within that
time. Mr. Cole had said he would
remain until a successor was
To Be Named Soon
The State Board of Elections
will appoint a new member to the
Haywood County board probably
within the next four weeks.
The new member Would succeed
Crom E. Cole of Canton, county
elections chairman who resigned
after the November General Elec
tion because of ill health, Mr. Col
said at the time, however, he would
continue to serve until a successor
The information regarding the
pending appointment was given
The Mountaineer yesterday by
State Elections Board Chairman
Charles M. Brltt of Asheville.
Mr. Britt's statement was in re
ply to a question asked in a tele
Mr. Britt said the slate board had
been occupied with verv Dressing
matters since the General Election
of November 7.
Mr. Cole, who had served as a
deputy sheriff for 18 years, was ap
pointed hy the state board la; t
spring on recommendation of the
County Democratic Executive Com
mittee. He was named chairman by
the other members immediately
afterward, succeeding Jerry Rogers
After serving through the hectic
first primary, the runoff primary
this summer, and the November
General Election, he filed his resig
nation, saying that he had to give
up the job on the orders of his
New Plymouth To
Go On Display
The new 1951 Plymouth will ?')
on display here Saturdav. accord
ing to O. J. Howell, local dealer.
Spectacular engineering advance
ments which produce drivmn and
riding ease heretofore unknown In
automobiles of any price class,
feature the new line oi Plymouth
Designers have given the Ply
mouth a striking new silhouette,
and Interior refinements are In
novations in the lowest price field.
The styling improvements retain
the traditional roominess of the
Easier to drive and more com
fortable, the new Cars have greater
beauty, more safety features and
broader ranges of vision than" ever
(See Plymouth Page 8)
Injured . . 2
Killed . . . . 0
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State nigh way Patrol.)
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