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patrolmen were out
wrecker tow the car
the owner of the
to the patrolmen and
Jar had been stolen.
fctock" questions were
Cpl. Smith asked:
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The Waynesyille Mountaineei
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park '
Absent-minded Judge, to
dentist: "Do you swear to
pull the tooth, the whole
tooth and nothing hot the
66th YEAR NO. 7 12 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESYILLE, N. Cv MONDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 22, 1951 , $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counti
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New Instruments Added To Waynesville Band
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Two new Instruments, valued at $1,30Q, have been added to the Waynesville Band, iW. A. Brad
ley, left, chairman of the committee, and Charles Isley, right, director, look on as two students give
the instruments a try-out. J. D. Stanley Is shown playing the recording tuba, and Mary Lou Ger
'ringer is playing the jbassoon. The 30 additional uniforms are duo in the near future, and will enable
the band to put 100 Uniformed members in a parade at once. The instruments and uniforms are part
?!of the expenditures made from funds raised in the recent drive for $4,200. (Staff Photo).
Work Heedet! To Be Paid
By March oi Dimes Drive
Officers To Check
On Old Tags
Hirhway patrolmen plan to
spend Thursday, February first,
on a hunt hunting all vehicles
that do not have 1951 red and
All vehicle found without new
tags will find the drivers in the
hands of the law, the patrolmen
warned. This also applies to city
tags, Chief of Police Noland said.
Jeter and Tull Jami-
the featured speakers
i Demonstration farm
here next Monday
Is announced todav bv
is extension editor
College, and Mr. Jami-
tanton, a well known
pt will be held t the
sville school, ktartine
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War On Rats
Haywood's campaign to get rid
of rate started this morning with
around 3,500 pounds of poison
ready for distribution.
Orders have been taken through
the schools of the county and the
bait will be placed about scores of
farms. Town crews from Waynes
ville and Hazelwood will carry on
the fight against rats within the
The two-day campaign is being
sponsored by the Farm and Home
Agents, Vocational Agriculture
Teachers, Farmers Home Admini
stration, Haywood County Com
munity Development Program,
Haywood County Health Depart
ment, and the towns of the county
in cooperation with the U. S. Fish
and Wildlife Service.
Bait is available at the schools
where the orders were placed.
Haywood citizens were reminded
this morning that a deficit of $4,
200 must be added to the 1950
polio quota for county to be "out
Johnriy Johnson, local chairman,
pointed out that Haywood started
off this year owing $4,200. In addi
tion to this, the current quota is
$15,200, which simply means "that
we must raise $19,400 in order to
be in the clear".
The drive started last Monday,
and while many encouraging re
ports have come in, Mr. Johnson
said this morning, ''unless there is
continued cooperation, and liberal
contributions made, we may not
reach our goal of $19,400, We can
not afford to have a let-up at this
stage of the campaign".
Some industrial plants, including
Dayton Rubber Company, have
gone far ahead of the quota assign
ed them. Reports from others are
not complete, Mr. Johnson said.
The Dime Board, as operated by
the Rotary Club, is receiving much
recognition, and a large attendance
is exoected at the annual Presi
dent's Ball on Saturday night, the
Is Wounded In
Mrs. Verlea Duncan "has been
notified that her son. Charles E.
Duncan, was wounded while fight
inc with the First Marine Division
in the Changjin Reservoir area in
Korea On December 8. He is hos.
pitalized in Japan. , : .
A group of 75 men began the
tank of clearing the site of the
burned Spring Hill Baptist church
Saturday, with the women of the
church serving lunch, as restora
tion of the building began.
Actual construction is schedul
ed to begin this week, with Lloyd
Pruitt, in charge of building.
Rev. Cay Chambers, pastor, said
that the new structure will be
pushed as fast as possible. The
same general plans of the church
which recently burned will be fol
lowed, with an enlargement of the
auditorium, and change of vesti
bule. The church was dedicated last
April, and represented an invest
ment of $40,000. Much time and
materials had been donated. The
church had $30,000 insurance when
it was totally burned.
Rev. Gav Chambers said that
since so many people had expressed
a desire to make contributions to
ward the new structure, that ar
rangements had been made for
such donations to be left with Miss
Merrill Green, at the First National
Bank, and June Reister, at the
bank in Canton.
No time will be set for the com
pletion, of the building, Rev. Mr.
Chambers said. "That will depend
largely on weather and availability
of materials," he explained.
Davis Opens New
And Battery Shop"
Jan. 22 Fair, wind v.
Monday and Mondav
Nay fair and slifihtlv
irded by the staff of the
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Less Than Half . Haywood
Citizens Are Affiliated
With Any Church Group
Less than half the people of (changed.
Haywood are affiliated with any
church, according to a survey just
made by the Ministerial Associa
tion. "The survey shows about 44
per cent of Haywood citizens are
members of any church." Rev. Paul
Thrower, president o the associ
ation said. ' .
The survey was made of all de
nfcminations. Rev. Mr. Thrower
pointed out that one or two
churches were not included in the
survey, as they had not reported,
but that the difference on the
county-wide basis would not be
The report showed 96 churches,
representing nine denominations.
The church membership totaled
16,897, with 14,445 enrolled in
Sunday school. There are 73 pas
tors, according to the survey. Hay
wood has a population of 37,672,
i ne uapusis iea u ouier uenuiii- iv initiated as a
inations, with a total of 9,916, fol
lowed by the Methodists with 5,
704. Presbyterians were third, and
the Church of God fourth in mem
bership. Rev Mr. Thrower pointed out
(See Churches Pae 6)
Gene Davis is today announc.
ing the opening of the Battery and
Auto . Electric Shop, just back of
Liner Garage. The detailed an
nouncement is on another page
Mr. Davis is an experienced elee
trical mechanic, and will handle
all kind of battery and ignition
service to all makes of motor ve
hicles. Mr. Davis has many of the latest
style machines for carrying on the
operation of his shop.
The formal report, embracing
practically every school in Hay
wood, (outside the Canton area)
was included in the report of the
State Survey Committee, and re
leased here today.
The committee was here in De
cember and made a survey of the
schools, and then wrote their rec
ommendations, which have been
Presented to the State Board of
This report, signed by V. C. Rob
erson, chairman, is now being
studied by the county board of edu
cation. The report, in full, is as follows
At the request of the State
Board of Education, a committee
was appointed by the Division of
Schoolhou.sc Planning and Surveys
to make a supplementary study of
the schools and their needs in Hay
wood County. On October 5. 1950,
survey committee made a study
of the Maggie, Rock Hill, and Lake
Junaluska Schools; and il was
deemed necessary that further
study he given the balance of the
county schools. This was accomp
lished on December 4 and 5 by a
committee consisting of Supt. T. C.
Roberson, Chairman, Supt. H.
Bueck, J. H. Duncan, and J. S,
Kirk. The committee visited each
school in the county with the ex
ception or Cataloochee Elementary
and Mt. Sterling Elementary. These
two schools are very small, seven
pupils and 'forty-five pupils respec
tively. The reason that Ihey were
not visited is duo to their extreme
remoteness geographically. They
""Ji,re WaV' withlir ' the ' Smoky
Mountains National Park near
Cfitaloochee Creek and near Big
Creek on the Tennessee line. The
committee was assured by the
Superintendent and local Hoard
members that it would he only a
matter of time until the t'ataloo-
chee School was abandoned but
that, in their opinion, the Mt.
Sterling School would continue
since it is localed near the power
development at Waterville.
The committee was accompanied
both days by members of the new
ly elected Board of Education and
from time to time during the two
days by one or more members of
the newly elected Board of County
Commissioners. A part of the time,
the committee was accompanied by
small groups of interested local
citizens, more particularly by the
local committee representing the
Maggie, Rock Hill, and Lake Juna
All of the schools in the Waynes
ville School district were visited
during the first day. This was fol
lowed by a mass meeting at the
County Courthouse Monday even
ing. The committee participated in
the discussions. On the following
day, all other schools in the county
were visited with the exception of
those enumerated above.
ENUMERATION OF NEEDS AND
THE COMMITTEE'S RECOM
Waynesville High School
The committee recognizes here
the extreme need for additional fa
cilities and recommends the fol
1) Additional classrooms, especi
ally provision for a science labora
tory, home economics and vocation
al shop facilities.
2) The present lunchroom for a
school this size is wholly inade
quate with respect to size and its
location. The committee recom
mends the construction of modern,
adequate, lunchroom facilities.
3) The present high school build
ing is woefully .inadequate in Hie
matter of sanitary facilities, and
the committee recommends that
the present facilities be renovated
and that additional facilities be
4) The committee recommends
better facilities for teaching health
and physical education
120 Gallons White Liquor Poured Out
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Sheriff Fred Campbell, right, is shown pouring out a half -gallon
fruit jar of white liquor part of the 120 gallons caught noon
Friday. Deputy Everett McElroy, left, is lending a hand at the
task back of the court house. (Photo by Ingram's Sludiol.
Now A Law
The bill to stagger the 18-mem-
ber grand jury is now a law. The
bill was introduced by Representa
tive Oral L. Yates recently, and
has been ratified.
When criminal court convenes on
February 5th, the Bret nine drawn
for grand Jury service will serve
for a year, and the second nine (or
six months. At the opening of the
July term, there will nine others
named to replace those serving a
6-month term. Those drawn in
July will serve for a year, and each
February and July nine members
will be named.
Rep. Yates is also co-author of a
state-wide pollution bill, as well
as a bill to increase pay of school
bus drivers. Both of these oiUi
arc still in committees!. '
Brings End To ' -Spring-Like
The Kpriiiff - like weather of
several days last week vanished
Monday morning as the mercury
slid down to 11,
Light wraps were the vogue of
the day for Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, and until the afternoon
Sunday. Then the high winds
turned to cold wintry blasts,
which sent the mercury 21 de
frees below freezing.
On Dog Tax
Representative ' Oral L. Yates
said just before leaving for Raleigh
this morning, that he was working
on a bill which would "put all
Haywood dogs on the tax books."
He pointed out that the bill is now
being written as a protection for
sheep, and also as a revenue meas
"The tax books in Haywood show
slightly more than 600 dogs listed
for taxes. The recent survey shows
there were 7.234 dogs in the
county. The tax is $1 for males
and $2 for females," he said.
Kep. Yates did not know just
when the bill woujd be presented
to the Assembly.
henator wiuiam Medford was
also here for the week-end.
Officers caught, a 1940 Ford, with
120 gallons of white liquor about
noon Friday as the car was about a
third of the way down Cove Creek
mountain, coming In from Ten
Two men, Robert Boyd, and Guy
Arrington, were bound over to the
February term of superior court
this morning, under $500 bond.
The liquor was poured out over
the bank behind the court house
Four officers in two cars were
used. One car with Sheriff Camp
bell, and Cpl. Pritchard Smith met
the car, and after a 300-yard chase,
the men left their vehicle and
fled. Both were picked up immedi
ately. Further down the mountain
was Patrolman J. E. Merrill and
Deputy Carl Setzer.
The liquor was in half gallon
In VVNC Band Clinic
Four Waynesville band students
attended the W.N.C. Band Clinic
at Boone over the week-end, and
participated in the 85-piece band
Charles Isley, director, accom
panied the four students. They
were: Lillian Knox Medford, Hirst
clarinet, Mary Jane Rogers, 2nd
flute; Charles Alley, 2nd obo, and
J. D. Stanley, first bass.
Jimmy Goodin Is
Jimmy Goodin, who was recent-
member of the
Family Specialist Here
To Stage Lecture Series
Mrs. Corrinne Grimsley, family
relations specialist from the North
Carolina Extension Department,
will open a series of discussions be
fore Haywood County civic and
rural organizations in the
Fines Creek School tonight at 7:30
Mrs. Grimsley's lecture tour,
Waynesville Junior High (located simnar 10 me one sne neio m me.
on the same bile with Waynes- county last, winter, will close with
ville High Schooli ,a,k at tne Clyde School on Feb-
This building, while in an ex- i rmfy 2-
cellent state of preservatien hav- Her complete schedule will be as
fng been built some years after the follows:
high school building, is presently i Jan- 22 Fines Creek commun
very crowded by virtue of an over-; ity. Fines Creek School. 7:30 p.m.;
flow of pupils from the high school Jan, 23 Canton Lions Club, 7
building made necessary by the re- P-m.;
stricted classroom space in the ; Beaverdam, Thickety, and Hom
hig)i school building. The commit-, iny communities, Beaverdam
tee recommends for this building School, 8 p.m.;
additional classroom space andor I Jan. 24 Cecil community, Cecil
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at
the University of North Carolina,
has been, named secretary and a
mnmhor of ttio averutive committee
of the fraternity. He is the son of 'the release of present classrooms i School, 7:30 p.m.;
Mr and Mrs. P. H. Gentry of.wax-iusea u me seuim 11. .
tocuiiia v (See School Report Page 6)
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The board of commissioners on
Monday drew the jury for the Feb
ruary term of criminal court, which
wil convene on Monday, February
5th. Judge J. A. Rousseau will
From the first week's list of jur
ors, will come the 18 members of
the Grand Jury for the year. After
the 18 are drawn, the remaining 21
will serve as regular jurors. Ten
women are listed in the .first week's
list. " "''' v
The list Is af follows: First week:
Roy Jenkins, Cove Creek; Salma
Hill, Crabtree; Forest F. Carr,
Beaverdam; Gilbert T. Davis, Way
nesville; MrsV'N, W. Garrett, W.iv
nesville; D. N. Arrington, Iron Duff;
Zack L. Massey, Waynesville; W.
M. Oxner, Waynesville;
Howard D. Leatherwood, Clyde;
James L. Messer, Clyde, W. T.
Burnett, Beaverdam; Charlie Hen
son, East Fork; Dee Raxter, Beav
erdam; Mrs. Mila Rathbonc, Jona
than Creek; W. H. Kinsland, Crab
tree; V. N. Pierce, Pigeon; M. S.
Robinson, Beaverdam; Mrs. W. T.
Arthur Wall, Beaverdam; Lee M.
Hannah, Waynesville; Bernard
Franklin, Waynesville; Robert B.
Garrett, Pigeon; Claymer Carver.
Waynesville; Mrs. R. E. Curtm.
Beaverdam; Maude Coward,' Beav
erdam; A. H. Amos, Beaverdam;
Carl Arrington, Waynesville; Mrs.
Aletha Ferguson, Waynesville; M.
R. Snyder, Clyde;
Mrs. J. T. Bryson, Beaverdam;
Hayden Price, Fines Creek; Mattie
Caldwell, Ivy Hill; Porter Me
Clure, Waynesville; Wayne M. Med
ford, Clyde: Mrs. F. F. Burn?tt.
Pigeon; Julian K. Maples, Waynes
ville; Dr. J. R. Westmoreland, Can
Ion; T. J. Chambers, Iron Dufl.
Doyce E. Cogburn, Beaverdam:
Fred A. Glance, Clyde; Mrs. Lena
S. Allison, Canton; D. J. Noland,
R. V. Kuykendall, Pigeon; Joe F.
Davis, Waynesville; Mrs. Blanch
Smathers, Beaverdam; Charles B.
McCracken. Fines Creek; Helen
Lance, Ivy Hill; Mrs. G. V. Howell,
Jonathan Creek; James. Qulnton
Blalock. Beaverdam: Grady Downs,
Iron Duff; Glenn Harris, Beaver
dam; Willard Russell, Waynesville; -Lawrence
Jesse N. Brown, Beaverdam; R.
T. Green, Fines Creek; Mrs. Will
L Snvder, Crabtree; J. N. Osborne,
Beaverdam: Vardy Fugate, Clyde;
E. R. Moody, Beaverdam; W. B.
Henson. Jonathan Creek.
MRS. CORINNK J GRIMSLEY
p.m.; Upper and Lower Crabtree
Jan. 25 Canton Civitan Club, 1 1 communities, Crabtree - Iro a Duff
p.ih.; Waynesville Lions Club, 71 (See Lecture Page )
Injured . .2
Killed ... 0
' Information cm-'
from Records of
State , Highway FatroL)
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