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School teacher said:
fot t new dress."
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66th YEAR NO. 25 12 PAGES
published Twiey-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
TODAY'S SMILE .
Policeman, addressing nun
in barrel: "Mr Lands, where
are you coin; in that grt up?
You a poker player?
Man in barret "I'm not, but
I spent the night with a bunch
of fellows who werr."
WAYXESVILLE, N, C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 26, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiat
till Holds Out
ain Urge Yates To Pass Merger
Gray, the forester of the
f tension Service, tells a
n, among his large collet-
seems that for a special
evening service, a preach-
wiccd his sermon subject
re we read the text, and
e sermon, I would like to
1st how many of you have
39th chapter of Matthew?"
three score hands popped
readier then remarked:
sermon subject I have se-
l lit this crowd just right
nt no 39th chapter of
pn Sale; For
J With Blind
Should bf ntonftr f
seeping clean when spring
s awn is. Tne way-
Llons rinh ic ,..
1 im sale on March 28,
Proceeds from the
JO tO the Linn 1
, . -"no guci at
ch the main project is
'0 the blind.
mats win ais h
rooms are made by Gull
ies for the Blind, at
''e, chairman of the broom
, it, e towns of Way-
"Ito (ilstriM .... ...
Pm, ..su mat uons
raoers can canvass every
;,,r' business establish
' "rooms. Thev will h.
lboth domestic and in!
Frank Rogers, of
W nftaH 1
(,---. nave as their
e ,ornw brother and
J-nd Mrs. Zeb Rogers,
hters,of South Boston, Va
Vt' Carl HaSan and
(award o,. it
I - xracken, all of
I da0k. mcuracKen
I wughter. Mic pii..i..u
1, 1 J lauauciu
' March 2fi t
k and u lnc"asing
Part ;rl ?5r Monday.
niy coudy and a little
Y17 "1 the stf of
A sharply-worded two-page let
ter left here today to Representa
tive Oral L Yates, urging him to
seen immediate passage of the mer
ger bill. The letter was signed by
Mayor J. H. Way, of Waynesville,
and Mayor Clyde Fisher, of Hazel-wood,-
The two mayors urged Represen
tative Yates to approve passage of
the merger bill, and no longer hold
it up in the House. The two town
officials pointed out that the mer
ger bill and education bill were
separate matters, and In no way
connected. The letter added "we
do not believe that there is any
precedent in legislative history, or
procedure to support your position.
The letter in full, is as follows:
"Through statements you have
given the press, and further, state
ments you have made to various
persons you have indicated that
you propose to prevent passage by
the present Legislature of the bill
designed to permit the citizens of
Waynesville and Hazelwood to de
termine 'by vote' whether or not
they will merge. This same bill
you have been officially requested
by the Mayors, and the Boards of
TfMZplwnnd flnrt Wavnpsvillp to
have passed by the Legislature.
"You, yourself, have introduced
this bilk in, the House, and we
understand that it has been refer
red to the House Committee on
County, Cities and Towns. Senator
Medford introduced this same bill
in the Senate which has passed it
and sent it to the House for action.
"The statements which you have
made indicate that you do not
propose to permit its passage by
the House 'unless you secure from
Senator Medford and others, co
operation' in the support of your
bill to add two members to the
County Board of Education.
"By joint action herewith, the
Towns of Waynesville and Hazel
wood request you further to imme
diately secure passage by the House
of the Hazelwood-Waynesville bill
in the form in which it has been
passed by the Senate.
"There is no relationship what
ever between the Hazelwood-Waynesville
bill and the educational
measure. Neither Town, as such,
has expressed itself on the educa
tional measure. Nor do they pro
pose to do so, as it is not a matter
for which the Towns have official
"In the event that the Hazelwood-Waynesville
bill fails t pass
this Legislature, the responsibility
will be fully and clearly yours.
You will have denied to the cili
ezns of the two Towns their right
to vote on a matter of vital con
cern to them, and to them alone.
"The predicament in which the
two towns will be left will be one
for which you personally will be
responsible, but one for which you
can offer no remedy for you will be
(See Mayors Page 5)
Members N.C. News Bureau Come Here For Facts
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I'll iltfViHi ft DMt
Six members of tha State News Bureau stopped here Saturday on a trip throughout the area, gath
ering information about this area. The group met with civic leaders here, and had coffee and
doughnuts at the Elks Club before continuing their trip West. Left to right: Mis, Gordon Sclienck,
secretary Chamber p Commerce; Arnold Crisp, of the highway department, Charles Parker, direc
tor State News Bureau? Miss Doris Poole, Mrs. Edith P. Alley, secretary Park commission; Dave Fcl
met, president Chamber of Commerce; Mrs. Edith Young, Charles E. Ray, chairman of Park Com
mission; Miss Evelyn Covington, and Mrs, Mildred Mosley. Standing in back, Scbastin Summerc,
News Bureau photographer, and Joe Casobello, manger Elks Club. (Staff Photo).
Two Homes Burn
In Hay wood Oyer
. ..,rflv;ry . .'
Chief Clem flUgcrtfltf 'rented
this mornlgn that the Waynesville
Fire Department had an active
The department answered two
calls over the week-end.
The first call was Saturday night
around 7:00 o'clock.
The home of James Messcr in
the Nineveh section, was complete
ly demolished when the first truck
There are no phones in that sec
tion and the call was brought to the
station by a man in his car.
The second call came Sunday
morning at 7:30 o'clock.
The call was from Clyde for help
in extinguishing a fire at the home
of Mack Fisher.
This Are caused a large loss,
but no estimate as to the amount
was made by the chief.
Iron Duff Area
Today's pictorial farm and home
pages features Iron Duff Commun
ity. There are four pages in the
second section with pictures of the
Iron Duff community.
Next Monday the feature will be
about Francis Cove,
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Brooks, of
Fort Mead, Florida, spent the
Easter holidays with the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Reeves
Noland of Ratcliffe Cove. Mrs.
Brooks is the former Miss Edith
Noland, and Is at present physical
education instructor in Fort Mead.
Wellco Officials Praised
For Expanding Facilities
To Be Explained
At Meeting Wed.
All merchants dealing In wear
ing apparel, and furniture, togeth
er with operators of restaurants,
hotels and eating places in general,
are to meet in Bryson City, Wed
nesday at two o'clock. At that
time, J. K. Ward, of the Charlotte
office OPS will explain regulation
No. 7 and 11. No. 7 deals with
wearing apparel and furniture,
while rregulation 11 deals with
hotels and boarding houses.
The Waynesville Merchants
Association is working with offi
cials on the meeting, which will
be held in the auditorium of the
Swain High School.
Further details can be had from
Mrs. Gordon Schenck, secretary, at
the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr, and Mrs. C. C. Francis, of
Ratcliffe Cove, has as their guests
last week, the latter's sister and
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie
Shober, and children, of Monroe
ville, N. J.
Officials of the Chamber of Com
merce received the news of the ex
pansion of Wellco Shoe Corpora
lion with "great enthusiasm." ac
cording to a letter signed by Dave
Pelmet, president, and sent to II.
W. Rollman, provident of Wellto.
Mr. Rollman announced Thurs
day the addition of a new depart
men!, and employment of sortie 200
people 90 per cent women for
the new type shoe for a national
The letter sent to Mr, Rollman
by Mr. Pelmet was as follows:
"The announcement on last
Thursday of the expansion of Well
co Shoo Corporation is received in
this community with great enthusi
asm! It is an indication of the pro-
gressiveness 01 our local industries
and the excellence of the manage
ment of these industries, ...
"The present Board of the Cham
ber of Commerce is pleased. with
the progress made by your com
pany, and wilfr your contribution
to our community growth. We have
been working toward finding a new
outlet for our labor supply, only to
have you furnish that outlet.
"We offer our cooperation in any
way possible, and wish for you
every success and continued growl h
in our community."
Dr. Hilton To Address
Haywood Groups 3 Days
Dr. J. H. Hilton, dean or agri
culture at State College, will be
heard in a number of county meet
ings scheduled to be held in vari
ous sections during the week.
Civic organizations of Canton,
Clyde, Waynesville and Hazel
wood, will be represented at two
banquet meetings scheduled for
the Champion YMCA, Thursday
and Friday night, March 29 and
30 at 7:30, The men's civic organ
izaations of these towns will meet
on Thursday night, and ladies'
groups on Friday night.
At 12:30 Friday a similar meet
ing will be held at Clyde for min
isters of the county, and on Satur
day; Dr. Hilton will address a
county-wide rural gathering at the
courthouse. The meeting will begin
at 10:30. Music will be famished
by the Waynesville high school
band, and by a chorus from Cinton
htRh school under the direction of
The directors of the Chamber of
Commerce voted recently to attend
the meeting in a body.
About 200 are expected to hear
Dr. Hilton On Thursday night. His
message will be of special interest
To Make 4 Talks
, ..v.. ... 1 W
DR. J. II. HILTON, dean of agri
culture, State College, wiii make
four addresses in Haywood this
week-end. He will use as his sub
ject, "Haywood Today, and Tomorrow."
Judge Alley Holds That
Would Help Curb Crimes
Much Interest Shown In
32 Baptist Revivals
Revivals in 32 Haywood Baptist
churches hecan on Sunday, as part
of the South-Wide series of meet
ings. Many of the churches plan
a two-week meeting, and others
one week. .
Attendance and interest were
reported as above expectations by
the majority of churches this morn
Speakers at the various churches
are as follows:
Aliens Creek, Rev. G. E. Scruggs,
Barbersville, M. H. Kendal, Mars
Hill, preaching; Rev. Jarvis Brock.
Bethel, Rev. C. L. Bissett, pas
tor, will do the preaching.
Burnette Siding, Rev. Joe Wil
liams pastor announced Rev. C. V.
Brown to conduct meeting.
Calvary. Rev. Ed Stevens, of
Fredricksburg. Va., to do the
preaching; Rev. Ben Lee Ray, pas
tor. Canton First,-Dr. Phil Elliott, of
Boiling Springs preaching; Rev.
Horace L. Smith, pastor.
North Canton, the pastor, Rev.
C. D. Sawyer, will do the preach
West Canton, the pastor, Rev.
Otto Parham, and Rev. Frank
Early, will conduct the meeting.
Clyde, the pastor. Rev. D. D.
Gross will do the preaching.
Crabtree, the Rev. Q, L. Ledford,
of Canton will do the preaching;
Rev. M. H. Raby is pastor.
Dellwood, the pastor, Rev.
George Mchaffey will do the
Dutch Cove, the Rev, W. L. Sor
rels, of Franklin, will preach. Rev.
J. Doyle Miller is pastor.
East Fork, the pastor. Rev. O.
F. Burnette, will preach.
Hazelwood, the pastor, Rev. M.
L. Lewis, will do the preaching.
High Street, Canton, the Rev.
B. A. Cooper, pastor, will conduct
(See Baptist Pate 5)
Interest In Making Model
Planes Grows Until Local
Man Now Outstanding Pilot
The little boy who kept teasing
his father and mother to get him
the materials for making model
planes has won his wings and is
adding new luster to them as the
youngest jet pilot in the 27th
Fighter Group of F-84 Thunder
jets. Lt. James Leroy West, the son
of Mr. and Mrs, Walter West of
Canton, Route 1, is now in Korea.
With 55 missions to his credit, he
has automatically been assigned to
ground duty until April, when he
will rejoin his squadron. He is.
however, right there where the
planes are roaring overhead he
Is assigned as a forward air con
troller on the front lines.
Maybe fifteen years ago, (he's 23
now), at the age when little boys
have to have toy fire engines and
dump trucks and airplanes, "Jack
ie's" mother says he just concen
trated on planes. A trip to town
meant a chance to add a new plane
to his squadron. As soon as he
was old enough to handle the glue
and toe razor blades, be switched
LT. JAMES LEROY WEST
to building his own model planes.
Even modet planes couldn't
(See Lt. West Page 5)
Keeping Eye On
WNC Town Rating
Hendersonville Is discussing ex
panding their city limits, which
would make the city the second
largest in Western North Carolina,
with a population of about 10,000.
The Times-News pointed out In
a page one article that should
Waynesville and Hazelwood con
solidate, It would give the new
Waynesville a population of 1,000
more than the present 1950 census
shows for Hendersonville.
The official figures for Waynes
ville is 5.288; Hazelwood 1.781; and
for Hendersonville 8,061.
The citizens of Hendersonville
would vote in the extension of the
city limits In the event the officials
decide to call the election.
Seaman Sparks Aboard
Ship Being Repaired
John W. Sparks, seaman, USN,
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks
of Route 1, is serving aboard the
destroyer USS Collett now at the
Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremer
ton, Wash., undergoing overhaul
repairs from battle damage receiv
ed in the Korean combat zone.
The Collett participated in the
landing operation and shelling of
Inchon and other areas along the
Luther Shaw, student at Mars
Hill College, spent the Bastcr
wcok-end with his parents. Dr. and
Mrs. Luther Shaw, of Hazelwood.
" judge Felix E. Alley Is still' an
ardent believer that the public
whipping post would help curb
The veteran judge .a great be
liever In riiercy. also believes thai
cash Is too easy to get, and pro
vides a means of "paying off fines"
"The violators of the law would
think twice before committing the
offense rather Ihan undergo public
shame, such as a whipping in pub
lic," JudRe Alley said.
And right here Judge Alley em
phasized the fact that our present
laws or methods of punishment
do not lake care of repeaters -those
who are continuously up for
the same violations.
"I remember once, when .luflue
Shaw was holding court here, tli'd
a young Negro man from Aslie
vtlle was being tried for some min
or offense. During the course of
the trial, the boy's father, an out
standing colored citizen, was called
to the bench. There Judge Shaw
ordered the father to take the
young man back of Hie court house
and administer a good sound
"The lather's face beamed at the
instructions from the judge, and
then told Judge Shaw, 'I've been
wanting to do this for a long, long
Judge Alley also points out that
our present system is lax in pro
viding adequate punishment for
children. Officials now finding a
delinquent child on their hands for
violation of a law are almost help
less, "Of course we all know that
juvenile delinquency usually starts
back in the home," Judge Alluy re
called. (Sec Alley Pasc 5)
Rep, Oral L. Yates said here
this mornini! that he nlans to ficht
passage of the merger bill just as
long as Senator V-Muam Medford
opposes adding two member to
the Haywood Hoard of Fdticatiu.i.
"The minute Senator Medford
ncroes to co aloiic with mv educa
tion board bill, then I will do
everything tn my power to net tho
merger bill enacted into law," Hep.
Yates said emphatically
"Adding two members to the
Haywood Hom d ot K.ducation is my
major legislation; 1 am being urg
ed more and more each day to do
this. Since the nicotine of the
Democratic product chairmen on
March 17th. 1 have had telegrams,
letters, or personal visits fvom
19 of the 1!H chairmen askmc that 1
continue my - light t:r adding two
members to the board.-'
Rep. Yates added in the state
omnibus bill, the nanie of I'auley
Rogers, and ,(ari- U ('..hiwcll to
the three men who sure elected
last year. They vurr: .1 Letch
Vorh, James VV . Kdlian and Cole
man Pram-is. Pip. Yates plans to
Introduce a bill pioidiU); lor the
election o a five-memher hoard
just as soon as tlie pro.-enl propo-al
is cleared. The proposed bill, lie
said, would set K.Uian and Worley
up on a six-year term; Francis for
four years, and Holers and Cald
well tor two ears
"Tho reason I am proposing in
put Killian and Woriej on a si
year basis is that Irom the slate
school bond money, die y.;vU).!Mm
ii Jlaywoud ,1'ax s;eii prolix nil
he spent in Waynes III'' .hi. I liet'iel
district. For I hat reason I am pro,
posing to name Killum and orlev
for the li-year terms. ' lie coat. li
The bill proposing I ho addition
of two members on I lie school
board is slated to clear the House
committee Tuesday atul K" to the
Senate later for a -miliar liearum.
, On March Kith, ltcp Vales ar.d
Senator Medford inlrodueed ideiili
cal hills in their branches oi 1 be
General Assembly, eallinu lur the
merc.or of Way nesu!le ami llael
wood, uilli provision-- tor a sole
The hills in both hon es went
lo comnntlees on counties, cities
The Senate '-o.nmtl d-e reported
the Medford bill favorably, and the
bill passed (he Ihiee ie.id.nus. and
W,T- sent lo the Ibui-a-
In I he meantime. Iv" Yates
asked the i li.i'i man ol the House
iwit'ties eitioH alul
lo ."displace" his bill, and
Perfect Weather Greeted
Haywood Easter Paraders
Perfect Easter weather, togeth
er with a perfect record on the
highways, and record-breaking
crowds at churches, marked Sun
day for Haywood county.
Many citizens began the day by
going to sunrise services. Some 400
attended the Junaluska service,
and about 1.200 at Mountainside
Theatre, in Cherokee.
Officers reported about 15 ar
rests over the week-end and busi
ness at the court house was sus
pended for today, as well as the
banks of the county. The sheriff's
office was open as usual, with C. C.
Francis, chairman of the board,
keeping his office open today. The
county agents office, and AAA were
also operating under their usual
The mercury hovered about the
freezing point for the early sun
rise woi shippers, and the weather
stayed brisk for the entire day.
LARGE CROWD AT
A large crowd witnessed the
traditional Easter Sunrise Service
held at the foot of the Cross at
Lake Junaluska, Sunday morning.
Dr. H. G, Allen, superintendent
of the Lake Assembly, was the
speaker for the morning, and his
theme was on immortality.
Music for the event was furnish
ed by the Waynesville Township
High School Chorus under the di
rection of Charles L. Isley, Ji. They
gave two selections.
Others on the 1 program were
Mary Jane Rogers and Albert Mc
Miss Rogers read a poem en
titled "The First Easter," and
young McCracken read the scrips
Adm. W. N. Thomas, also of Lake
Junaluska. was on the program and
gave the morning prayer.
(See Yates I'jkc 5)
H. L. Boyd
Is Recalled To
II 1.. Bod. Jr.. ot Ali.mla Iih
been recalled to duty with the
Army Air Force anil will report
for duty in C'ambi id:'o. Mass.. to
morrow. Ik- will have hi tormer
rank of captain. .-ul has been as
signed to eleeii -utile- research.
Capt Hod has been eru-n a
leave of ab-eiw e from Georgia
Tech where In: ha- been professor
of Industrial F-iii.'ine-nng since hi
discharge a: the close of World
Capt and Mrs Hod and their
son, El ne-l Wittit: - Boyd, have
been lit re for -eveial day- with
Mrs. Hirjd s . n.oiiiei;, .Mi s. Ernest.
Withers. Mrs. Hoyd arcoiiipanied
her husband to ' ambridge yester
day and xpev - to return lo
Wu pesvijle in f .wcek.
Killed . . . . 0
Injured . . . .9
(This Information Com
piled from . Records o
State Highway PatroL)