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II On Ice
North Carolina seemed
Umon meeting iuuuu
Ifnr Graceful skaters. A,
Lared in Asheville, and
Lprofessional skaters on
ly joined the ranks of
iteppers, as ne sieppea
car to an Ice-covered
did some steps that are
, book. Luckily without
Id neither was there a
udience. Those who saw
iad performance" were
i ir praise of his nere-
feden talent" as a skater.
L for a while that the
triple of city water which
, Raleigh for analysis
December, the first bot-
at the laboratory brok-
r was shipped. In a few
came back "Bottle brok-
liis gone." The miro. doi-
ipped, and n due ume,
was received back it
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Published Twice-A-Weck In The County Seat of Haywood County At'The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park t
A fishing rod, according
to tome wives, b a pole with
a worm at each end.
66th YEAR NO. 8 14 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 23, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counti
T fJ .TV Tr in
a little girl in town who
there is one student in
t. just "too old." ; ;
r morning, W. X. fcrad-
the high school. At, the
las operating ' the Dime
Id decided to make the
hi the Bank to the school
e exercise.';, i.i . i.,-' ' :
Enjoying the walk' In, the
Jwhen he mot little girl
live playing On the $idfl-
Bradley spoke to her:
ning, sister, that's a pret-
you have there"
Where are you going?"
my way to school the
el," spoke up the hiker.
,le girl squinted up her
in a bewildered - look,
Bdened tone said:
11 start next year, mist-
hot until then that Mr.
alized she thought he
in learn a number of
extracting an extra
since It ts for worthy
jtle does it matter that
fecting are taken for the
this week, a well-known
nd he was too close the
poss the street, so he
kroached, as he felt for
s soon became a reality,
kid he only had folding
carelessly flipped a dol
the board and told the
he would divide: Gimme
f dollar" he sld.
operators 1 nil serious-
f they were honor-bound
i not to make chance.
Ihey could do was to Issue
get it notorized, and ap
the general board of di-
tt he Dime Board Commit.
pie time the two "slick
lad wrapped up the mat-
aze of red tape, the don
too murh trnntila frr
f-keen it all." thpv ww
a means of insurance a-
lslnS 'hat way again, and
pew crew, the mn step-
Jl? bank, got $2 in dimes,
ljme by held out the 20
fPared for 20 Dassines.
ut red tape."
' whispered to one of the
V board-'-Don't take me
Home by the office and
cneck for the fund I'm
last year's donation."
tvyone was happy.
P GIFT SHOW
M J. C. Galush. .
eunesoay from Atlanta
y SPent several riava ot-
lle Southeastern fiift
purchase merchandise for
Haywood's Highway Patrol Staff
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Plans Being Pushed With
Elopes Of Starling l7ork
On Hew Wing
Plans and specifications on the new wing of the Hay
wood County Hospital are being pushed, in oivder to get con
struction underway by March 1, it was learned from Lee
Davis, administrator of the institution today.
The final plans are to be checked this week by the board
of trustees and Mr, Davis, and theti rushed to Ualcigh for final
approval by the North Carolina Medical Care Commission.
The project will be advertised for 30 days, and contracts let.
Haywood county now has five full-time Highway Patrolmen, plus th e services of Sgt, T. A, Sandlln, making six in all. The present staff
are shown here, left to right: Patrolman First Class, J. E. Murrill, P atrolman First Class, W. R. Woolen; Cpl. Pritchard Smith; Sgt. Sand
lln; Patrolman Bryan Basden, and Patrolman First Class, H. Day ton. (Staff Photo).
School Bus And
Heavy Truck Have
A construction truck and school
an inch, It wa" report! 4 b.'. Pa-1
trolman Joe Murrill today.
So close did the two vehicles
come, that the bus was scraped on
the aide, and the mirror smashed.
"Had the vehicles been an inch
closer there would have been a
serious wreck, and no doubt some
fatalities," the patrolman pointed
The vehicles met at a bridge, and
weather conditions had made the
surface of the highway slick.
No charges were filed, as the
patrol blamed the condition of
roads for part of the near accident.
Top Com Growers
Four from here left today for
Raleigh to participate in the 100
Bushel Corn meeting on Friday.
Dwight Williams, state cham
pion, with 133.64 bushels per acre,
will preside at the meeting of the
Crop Improvement Association
Employment Here Shows
After February 1
Penalties of one per cent will
become effective February 1, on
all unpaid 1950 taxes in Haywood
and the towns of the county.
Tax collectors reported that pay
ments have been coming in fast
er during the past few days in
order to avoid the penalty.
County officials also warned
that time for listing property for
taxes was nearing a deadline
February 1. After that date a
penalty will be added.
Attending,-and appearing on thclto a point back of Garrett Furni-
program, will be Hugh presneu,
of Fines Creek, who raised 132
bushels, and Boyd Fisher, of Crab
tree, who raised 126 bushels. Both
these 4-H Clubbers are entering
the speaking contest.
Grover Dobbins, assistant county
agent, accompanied the group to
the Raleigh meeting.
2 Boards Will ...
Study Report On
A joint executive session of the
board of commissioners and the
school board will bje held Friday,
when the officials sit down to rc:
view the recent report of the state
school survey committee.
The chairmen of the two boards
said this was a "study of the re
Storm Sewer On
Alley Will Be
Built Early Date
Town forces are scheduled to be
gin work soon of putting in a 1,000
foot storm sewer on the alley back
of Main Street. The 12-inch pipe
will carry water from the buildings
The several thousand yards of
dirt hauled to fill on the alley bank
is also ready to be leveled off. The
town plans to finish paving the al
ley in'early spring.
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said 1 he pavement would be 24
fecf wide, with a six foot shoulder.
The street line starts 125 feet from
Francis To Get
Josiah Wilson Francis, of Way
nesville, is among the 86 students
at State College to complete the
academic requirements for Bach
elor's degrees at the end of the last
Francis -will receive his diploma
in June, and has specialized in
day. :?, . .
rath " 'i nd
TtFarm). M W
h . M- Mln. Precp.
Rough Grading Finished
On Section Of Parkway
The rough grading of the Blue ! by the Nello Teer Company is the
Ridge Parkway from Wolf Laurel j building of an access road at Soco
Gap to Black Camp Gap, a distance ' Gap.
Of 3.3 miles, has been completed. Due to the heavy ice and snow
and work of putting down 37,n00;on the project from Black Camp
-.ci,-j .tnno started Oan to Heintooga. the Gatltnburg
community Is in the activities of
the Employment office. And such
was the case at the Haywood office
of the N. C, Employment Security
Commission, of which Miss De
Brayda Fisher is manager.
The fall of 1950 was much bet
ter than 1949, Miss Fisher said,
and the prospects now for employ
ment are much brighter than at
this time last year. "In fact, we do
not know of any lay-offs in Hay
wood right now," she pointed out,
as she discussed the general in
crease in employment over the past
The records of the office for the
past year Show that 28,341 people
visited the office during the year,
with 2,609 new applications being
put on file.
There were 450 cases where
counseling was brought in, and
2,140 were referred to job open
ings. An average of over 100 per
month 1,248 for the year were
placed on jobs.
A new service added by the of
fice counted for 568 people being
given tests for aptitude and pro
ficency, and trade characteristics.
This service is also available to any
employer who has the test given a
prospective employee, Miss Fisher
The office also handled 8,349
claims for unemployment compen-
A number of benefits will be
staged In Haywood over the week
end for Polio.
The annual President's Ball will
be held at the Armory here on
Saturday night, featuring Teddy
Martin and orchestra.
A square dance will be held at
the Canton Armory on Friday, and
a series of basketball games at
Bethel Saturday afternoon and
There are other events being
scheduled in the county, all cent
ered around raising money for the
The Business and Professional
Woman's Club here plan a rum
mage sale Saturday for the event.
Gra-Y boys club of Canton
YMCA will collect waste paper in
the Canton area, for the benefit of
Polio on Saturday.
Johnny Johnson, chairman of the
Polio drive, pointed out that the
Dime Board has raised about
$1,000, while the students of High
School here have reported $734.
"Everyone is geared up for the
final push in the campaign, in or
der that we may reach the $19,400
figure, which is now our goal in
the county," he explained.
Mr. Johnson said that many in
dustries, as well as area chairmen,
were scheduled to make initial re
ports this week-end.
The February issue of The
Southern Planter will devote
their entire front page, in color,
to picture of Haywood's 1950
Tobacco Queen, Mis Mary Lou
The picture shows Queen
Mary Lou seated on the ataee,
holding the engraved cup, and
wearlnr the traditional queen's
crown. The publication has a
circulation of 375,000.
Miss Ferguson, a student in
high school here, is the daughter
of Mrs. Lois Ferguson, of Fran
Gets U. S. Job
W ASHINGTON ( AP )Rlchard
Queen, of Waynesville, was nanwd
Tuesday to a $9.5QQ, position with
the House Public Lands .Commltteo.
Queen was secretary to former
Senator Graham and to the late
Senator J, Melville Broughton of
North Carolina. His new job Is
with subcommittees on mining and
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Davis pointed out that the
Commission had already added
$172,725 to the project, In order to
lake care of rising costs in mater
The project now has $760,725 act
aside for the new addition, which
will be five stories, about 41 feet
wide by 120 feet long simitar in
size to the present building.
Haywood citizens voted 31 to 1
favoring a bond 4ssue of $225,000,
which is Included in the overall
cost of the prpjeet.
The new addition is designed as
a 49-'.od unit, and will give the in
stitutions space for 139 beds.
Mr. Davis pointed out that the
contractor getting the project will
also get an A-l priority on all ma
terials for immediate completion of
Included in the new addition,
will l)e an emergency lighting
plant, 2 stokers for the heating sys
tem, automatic elevators, and the
latest designed operating rooms, as
well as patients' rooms.
The wing will extend straight
back from the center of the present
building, forming a T. The connec
tion of the buildings will be made
at 'the point where the statri art
now located. V
The operating rooms will be on
the ground floor, instead of the
third as is the plan at ptesent. . '
Lindsey Gudger, of Asheville is
Mrs. Charles McDarris, execu
tive secretary of the Red Cross,
announced the next scheduled visit
of the Blood Bank at Hazelwood on
The American Legion Memorial
Post, No. 438, of Hazelwood will
sponsor the blood program which
will be held at the Hazelwood Pres
byterian church from 10 a. m. until
5 p. m.
Roy Ruff, commander of the post,
is serving as chairman of arrange
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LT. COL. JAMES DAVIS has
just been promoted in the Na
tional Guard to the post of Lieu
tenant Colonel. (Staff Photo).
In N. C. Guard
James M. Davis, 38, of Hazel
wood, received his Federal recogni
tion in the rank of Lieutenant
Colonel In the North Carolina Na
tional Guard this week. The order
set the effective date of his promo
tion from Major to I.t. Col. as
December 15 of last year
Col. Davis' military career began
as a private In the Waynesville
(See Davis Promoted Page 8)
satinn and servicemen's readjust
ment allowances. OPERATION
Miss Fisher holds an optimistic i J. E. Hryson, of the Kalcliffe
outlook for employment in this i Cove section, underwent an opera
area, and emphasized the fact tliatj (ion at Moore General Hospital the
"this office stands ready to help first of this week, and reports are
wherever, and whenever we can." that he his doing nicely.
Mountaineer To Publish
Pictorial Pages About
New 1951 DeSotp
Dill J. Howell, DeSoto-Plymouth
dealer here, announced today that
citizens viewing the new 1951
DeSoto in his showrooms on Satur
day will see a multitude of sweep
ing changes, which have complete
ly transformed the new line. A
distinctive styling, a new standard
(See New DeSoto Page 6)
Offer Some Stock,
The directors of the Haywood
County Farmers Co-operative met
Tuesday and authorized the usual
dividends paid stockholders, after
reviewing the year's business,
which showed a - substantial in
crease, according to H. M. Dulin,
J. R. Westmoreland, president
and chairman of the board, an
nounced that a limited amount of
4 common stock was now avail
able. The stockholders meeting is
scheduled for Feb. 17, at which
time three directors will be named.
The firm operates under the nine
director plan, serving three years
Court Room Walls
Workmen are refinishing parts
of the court room walls and ceiling,
which were damaged by a leaking
Plans are to have the work com
pleted this v.eek in time to get
ready for the February term of
court on Monday, February 5th.
New Tire Co.
Opens Big Plant
AnnounceWn't T tWng tniwh?
day of,th formal opening of the
Allison'and Duncan Tire Company,
on Georgia Avenue, in Hazelwood.
The firm will be wholesale and re
tail dealers for Goodyear tires,
tubes and batteries, in addition to
operating a large and modern all
electric recapping plant.
The firm is being mana'ged by
Bob Allison, and is operated separ
ate and apart from the gasoline
and oil business, which serve, 5
Western North Carolina counties
and parts of N. Georgia and E.
Tenn with Sinclair products.
Mr. Allison said that one-day ser
vice would be maintained by the
recapping plant. The electric molds
would take tires from the small
passenger car size to the large 9.00
by 20 truck tires.
The building formerly used by
the Haywood Cannery has been
converted into the modern tire
Sale Of City Tags
Behind Last Year
The sale of city ant" talis is lag
ging about 300 behind last year, it
was announced from the city hall
All motorists were warned that
all vehicles operating in towa must
have a city tag by midnight. Jan
Farm Meeting Speakers Next Monday
Each of Haywood's 26 communi-.cal family of the community will i
ties will be the subject of pictorial , have their picture, and a report of
Farm and Home naees, which will activity of each member of the
m i . i a. nnniorr
said" tt Sowing r-Zttr
be held up until March, whensno eg nd badwork at jch
and ice have disappeared from trie j ' "
project, which is at a high altitude. : said
Mr. Todd said that Sales and Al-1 goco Gap t0 Heint00ga, when com
exander had the contract for thei leted, and afford an unusual view
r t - mar- fT.J4
noim.chori stnna 'of the enure rars ore, mr. iuuu
I, Aaothw project, also contracted 1 pointed out, .
Construction Company project has
be published in The Mountaineer.
Plans are to feature one com
munity each Monday, carrying
numerous pictures, and vital in
formation about each community.
The series will be a pictorial story
of the work of the Community De
velopment Program in each of the
Details have been completed for
making the hundreds of pictures
throughout the county, together
for giving complete news cover
age of the community activities.
Another phase of the features,
will be that each community will
name a "family of th week" for
their particular issue. This typi-
family in gearing to community
This is without doubt, the larg
est single undertaking ever made
by the staff. It will be far more
thorough than the 68-page farm
edition published about 18 months
The fact that one community will
be featured each week will make
for easier reading, and cut down
on a "bulky" paper at one time.
When the proposal was present
ed to one leading Haywood farm
er, he remarked: "I think it is the
greatest farm cooperation i n
(See Mountaineer Page 6)
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T. H. JETER
Dr. Frank J. Jeter, -left, Extension Editor of State College, and T.
L. Jamison, humorist, of Canton, will be featured speakers at the
banquet on Monday night at the East Waynesville school. R. C.
Francis is president of the organization (Jamison cut courtesy The
Two Calls This Week
The fire department answered
two calls this week both small
blazes. The first was an oil water ,
heater, in the apartment of Fred
Calhoun; damage slight.
The second was Tuesday morn
ing. ien 50 gallons of tar caught
on fire at Burgin's Dairy, Dcllwood.
Except for the loss of material, no
damage was reported. The Waynes
ville department answered both
Injured ... . 2
Killed ... . 0
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.1