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I"ublished Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Uilk and Officials
WAYNESV1LLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 24, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counts
66th YLAR NO. 42 16 PAGES
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i - rrjis.. Two mem
Pkjjrd. Frank M. Davis.
KdJarvis H. Allison,
r ... Adirvmen in ine
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1 now swucncu
uditor James Klrkpat
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,1 Uk Haywood milk pro-
Uiation; Set uryson.
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For Schools Complete
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sked to dis
Iricubm as distinguished
L WOrld 'isms, he'd hive
L ,.,n which to roll his
But after he'd appeaiea
.nit literature and eco-
I'.i clitics and every other
Vr" 7 - " .,,K
lr logic aim language wu
round out ins eloquence,
L.m fail short of the ex-
L.( Ampricauism given in
p - i..-
Mment sentences ox we
the Louisvme juuiu,
want Papa to take care of
nnt Mama to take care
ill., w ..
nnt Herbert Hoover to
h of you that's isolation
want Uncle Sam to take
,nt tindp Joe to take
Jljou want to take care of
Sunday will be Baccalaureate day
throughout the county, as Hay
wood's five county high schools
hold their exercises on that day.
Bethel s service will be held at
8 o'clock in the school auditorium.
The Rev. Thomas Erwin, assisted
by the Rev. V. N. Allen, will con
duct the service. Mr. Erwin's
daughter and Mr. Allen's son are
members of the graduating class.
The 30 seniors at Clyde will hear
the Rev. D. D. Gross, pastor of the
Clyde Baptist church, on Sunday
evening at 8 o'clock.
The speaker at Crabtree-Iron
Duff Sundav afternoon at 2 an
o'clock, will be Dr. H. G. Allcu.
superintendent of Lake Junaluska,
The Rev. W. Jackson Huneycutt,
superintendent of the Waynesvllle
Methodist District, will deliver the
sermon at Fines Creek High School
at 3 o'clock. The Rev. O. E. Evans
will assist with the service.
Two Waynesvllle ministers will
join in the service at the Waynes
vllle High School at 8:15 p. m. De
livering the baccalaureate will be
the Rev. Broadus E. Wall. The
Rev. J. E. YounU will give the in
vocation and the benediction.
With the announcement of grad
uation plans for Canton High
School, the series of commence
ment events for Haywood county
hlah schools is complete. Canton's
baccalaureate sermon, like those
of the other five schools, will be
heard' this Sunday. The Rev. J. C
Lime, pastor of the Presbyterian
church of Canton, win deliver me
address.' The service will start at
A Class Night program Is slated
for next Thursday, May 31. The
first of Its kind, it includes n or
iginal skit wrlttpn by students.
Graduation exercises will be hem
i h net hlrtitJ Friday. June 1.
W. Rlkardi Drtrtclpal. will pro
sent the Diplomas; ana a. j. nut
chins, superintendent of Canton
schools, will' deliver special awards.
Four students will speak on the
theme, "Remember wno iou tuc.
Dnlv other county school to have
-w.. ATinM U PlvHp With a nro-
thi deductions for con- Bram set for Monday. Commcnce-
ls listed on income' tax ment exercises follow on Tuesday
fell sure this church wjis evening1, with Dr. Paul W. Retd
Ms recalls the story of
iter who looked out across
I mass of people at the
iorning worship service.
JSed genially. '
ktake this occasion," he
i wish you a Merry Christ
ie to because 1 know I will
tuny of you here again un-
rere was the stonr of the
f lor who paid -a visit id a
le crrtirchr'HtBted th
lie would show him, over
lstartcd the tour The: ool
Vmed surprised that there
pig extra-plush about, tbe
p Sold," 'he told the min- commencement speaker.
ist Moody i
Legion Post Plans
Fines Creek has selected Monday
for its commencement exercise;..
Those at Bethel will be held on
Tuesday. Both Waynesviue aim
Crabtree-lron Duff will hold com
mencement exercises on Wednes
day evening. .
Final graduation program is that
., n ' . of st. John's School, wmcn nas
Moodv. fin well-known ..,.. t i f Is hac-
j, . " -, , chosen sunuay, aunc ---
cd unexpectedly at his calaureate and Thursday. June 7,
F Dellwood Sunday night. .... .mmnnwmctit ecxrcises.
o Dr. J. Frank Pate. IW 'l
f s due to a heart attack. :
WAS a nativo anH lifalnntr
Of Havwnnrt Pnnntv thp
h late Parris L. and Mat-
fl services were held in
1 Baptist Church Wednes- . , , is
'.. . 1 a Mmnr al Dav ceremony is
r-...,TOii Wlln lne Kev. " , - ln i,v
Mehaffcv. planned for Wednesday, way d
Nan. anrt th n Thnm" American Legion Post No. 4' m
officialinc intormln was cooperation with other veterans
is Cemetery. organizations, it was announceo
ers were Rufe Sheehan, day by Post wmraau
:rj,Orady Moody, Joe mi. .,. at lhc
nyior Ferguson, Ned une " - . ...
e Evans, and Arthur Veterans' Plot in the Green Hill
Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
Hare the widow. Mrs. The Rev. W Jackson uneyunj
I unwell Moody; three will De me T w.ii will cive
W M... ,, . . hi. o Rrnadus Wall Will fe've
r-. '!, v. A, HenrV OI ' ... . .,:...:
Mrs. Luke Paters of the prayer and the D5ne.ue
V ... . Lnci,. will be furnished by the
IW High band under
v...u, dyne ana uoa- " . . ..r Gnpr -
,d' of WavnpSniP and All Gold Star parents a c tsptc.
JHy of the Navy, sta- ally invited to attend tnc it
Johnsville, Pa.- and 11 mony. Commander nan """'"
idr..n ' L-...ptPt that at least one mem-
brothers, Floyd Moody bcr of the family of any veteran
sWi,u . ' .. ' k.,riH in nsarbv cemeteries ui
. asn., ana lw- . .", he Dlac-
footly of California- twn present to receive a flag to he P'ac
Mrs Hpi "e ' .u : Lh on the grave, The flags wna -
-" v. iviia OIIIILII a I 111 I . nnrl
have just returned from Korea.
A firing squad win oe u, u..
Frank Boyd of the National Guard
""Ernest- Edwards is chairman of
the committee on arrangements.
E D I TOR I AL
Time To Go Forward Not Backwards
The increasing need for more adequate school build
ings, and facilities in Haywood county have grown into a
deplorable situation. This progressive county, today, finds
itself faced with a serious problem, and apparently little,
if anything, is being done towards immediately correct
ing the growing menace.
We take pride, and justly so, in proclaiming to the
world that Haywood county is the very heart of "cooper
ation" and community spirit. As we do this proclaiming,
... , , ' 4 i ' . fill
we literally shut our eyes to our school promcms. nese
problems did not arise overnight. They have been stead
ily creeping upon us, and at the same time, we have been
just as steadily backing away from them.
The citizens of Haywood county have backed just as
far away from the school needs as we dare go. Our in
creasing enrollments, and decreasing facilities demand
The time has come when we must have backbone
and courage enough to stand up and face facts. We have
hidden our heads in the sands of indifference long
enough. Now we must roll up our sleeves and do some
thing constructive about this problem.
Petty jealousies, and childish differences over per
sonalities will not solve this grave problem. As men and
women who are interested in better educational facilities,
and interested in the welfare of our youth, we must act
and think like grown people, and take this situation in
hand to conquer.
Haywood citizens voted overwhelmingly for the
fifty million dollar state-wide bond program. Of Hay
wood's half million share, the Canton area has already
wisely spent their $150,000. The remaining $346,000 re
mains intact, while crowded conditions at some of the
schools prevent students from being able to take even
the prescribed courses of study for graduation. And this,
in out oninion. is certainly a deplorable situation,
- The two survey reports from the State Board of Edtr
cation called for a program costing about three millions.
The Mountaineer docs not pose as an all-out author
ity on schools, but feels that the State proposals were per
haps a little overdone, when a more practical plan cost
ing much less would have been far more satisfactory.
Neither do we agree on the "wholesale" plan for consoli
dation, as proposed.
It is evident that many projects recommended in
the report would have been fine, and usable, but not
essential enough to curb, or bog down the entire pro-
gramHaywood citizens have an obligation towards the
school children of this county in providing for them
suitable physical plants. Failure to do this only robs the
child of what is rightfully his. And when less than
half of a group eager, and anxious to take a subject es
sential to their well-rounded education (science) can be
enrolled due to lack of space, it is then time we stop try
ing to fool ourselves and get down to bedrock and start
a constructive program. , ', ' ' wn
This whole program must be looked upon from a
county-wide level, and here again, local differences, and
petty jealousies must be avoided.
P Haywood county has wasted enough time on this
matter it appears that the "don't care" attitude prevails.
Now t is time that action be taken, that our oftciab
promptly get together, and get a practical program un
derway to lead us out of this deplorable situation. ..
Pat Long, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carol Long of Canton, Is expect
cd home Tuesday to receive a
dioloma with his high school
class. Pat has been confined to
an Iron lung, since the first week
of school last fall. He is in the
Ashevillo Orthopedic Hospital
Pat Long To
Come Home For
Pat Long of Canton, a polio pa-
Unit In lhc Ashevillo Orthopedic
Hospital, is a happy younp man
In the first place, lie expects to
go to lit home in t, niton next
Tuesday and stay until after he
receives a diploma with his high
school class. All this In spite of
the fact that he is still confined to
an iron lung.
Another reason for Pat's happi
ness Is the volume of mail which
he receives daily from all over the
rauntrv. Included In his mall UP
to now Is a letter from the Duke
and Duchcs of Windsor, signed per-
tonally by the Duke, an autograpn
..d nlcture of President Harry Tru-
juani s personal letter from Arthur
Godfrey and another from Faye
Emerson, radio stars; a baseball
from the New York Giants, auto
graphed by the members of the
team; and letters from Oary Moore,
the Lone Hanger, Sherman Bllllngs-
ly of the Stork Club In New York;
an autographed, photograph oi
Governor Kerr Scott; and a letter
from Mrs. Elizabeth Lcetc .of Bre
vard. a former polio patient.
All these notables congratulated
Pat on his determination to grad
uate on time despite the many
hardships he has suffered. He has
..Kiitinoeri Ills studies while con
fined to the respirator, with his
mother. Mrs. Carol LonK, as tutor
The slory of Pat's courage "'d
determination has appeared In
newspapers and on radio and tele
vision. II all happened wncn "
Albert Pol It of Baltimore spent
sonic time in the Orthopedic Hos
pital and so admired Pat's flKlitinK
spirit that she determined "to do
what she could to cheer mm up
Pal's rlassmatcs have expressed
their admiration by dedicating the
school annual to him.
Set June 2
Plans aro being completed for
staging ths Pigeon River District
Rnv Scout Rillv tit be held at
Chamulon Tark In Canton baiur
day. June 2. The program will get
underway at 1:30 p.m. and will
Include Inspection, Parade, Fire
Building, Knot Relay. Tent Pitch
Ins. Morse Code Signaling, Tug-o
war Wood Identification. Leaf
Identification. First Aid. Sack Re
lay, Three-Legged Race, and Dress
The winning troop will be award
ed a Scout Statuette donated by
Winner's Store Winners In the
individual events will be awarded
ribbons of recognition.
The event is being sponsored by
the Town of Canton Recreation
Department with the cooperation
of the Pigeon River District Com
m"tce. Canton's Recreation Direc
tor will supervise the event. Mr.
Poindcxter will be assisted by the
Kenutma&tori and other leaders of
the various troops.
All trooos in the district are
urged to enter the Rally. A list of
the events with rules and regula
tions is being sent to the Scout
master of each troop by the Ashe
vllle Boy Scout Office.
Parents and friends of the
Scouts are urged to attend and en
courage the boys.
Flown to Safety
fctMMatfh)) , - -- - 3 M
takefinh more than an hour or
INJURED during the fighting near
her home, a little South Korean girl
alts on a lUclcher after being down
to hospital behind ths lines by
U. S. fliers. The tot was tagged nd
given emergency treatment at a
front line hospital before being
Of Canton Dies
In Auto Collision
Dies At 68
At Home Here
Drs. Allen, Erwin Will Speak
At Crabtree-Iron Dull bcnooi
y Jie i
I fa n nrr
Frank F. Lane Honored
At Georgia Institute
i.-rnst Lane, son of Lt. Col.
and Mrs. R. C. Lane, and a former
student of St. John's High School,
has been honored by eiecuoii
ri ; jrtn Cicrmll fit. the Georgia in
stitute of Technology. Phi Eta Sig
ma is a national honorary soy
. -.,.v,on with chanters in
..J:- ,.,.ii.ob and universities
of the United Slates. Requirements
for membership are strictly schol-
n hlah that on an
average only 3 or 4 out of each 100
students make it.
f cwl. Friday fair and
4 Waynesvllle tempera
forded by the sUff of the
Max. Min. Rainfall
77 52 37
77 51 .18
Names All-Male Officers
Teachers set a new precedent n
electing officers-naming an u
maS group to handle the organiM-
he various mml,S' , Ifore
the burden of work load before
The all-male group of officials
include. Oral L. Yates, presmcm.
reflected; Jarvis Caldwell vice
president; John amvor,
and Albert Ferguson, treasurer.
During the program hour the
9i.nieee band gave several selec
tions and a review of the year's
work and accomplishments given
Or II G Allen, superinicnuum
of Lake Junaluska Methodist as
...ki nH nr Clvde Erwin. sup
,inHnnt of North Carolina
Public Schools, will Dc me spi
ers for the commencement program
at the Crabtrct-lron Duff High
Dr. Allen will deliver the bac
calaureate sermon in me suiuu
auditorium Sunday afternoon ai
2 30 o'clock. Included ort this pro
gram will be two numbers by the
school glee club.
rs L--,.,in win. makf the com-
,nnrmrnt address at the school
Tuesday evening. At this time
ir,im will be awarded to the
sixteen graduates by Mrs. Lucy
Jones, county superinienoeni oi
schools, and three honor students
uill sDeak. Ixiis McCracken will
deliver the welcome address us
ing as her subject. "Youth s kc-
sponsibility"; Barbara esi
speak on "Our Future", and Bob
bie Smith will make the farewell
address on "A Challenge .
Two numbers will be presented
4U ci.rii oico club and the
processional march will be played
by Henry Parker.
Marshals for the exercises are
Doris Sue Park. Doris James, m-i
. (See Crabtree Pwe B. ,
Duff Boys Win Top
Places In Contest
Thi. i.nlv entrants from Haywood
counlv won first and second pidci.
in the 15-county timber stand tm-
provement contest sponsored oy
the Champion Paper and rinre
Company. Boyd Fisher and ueorBe
Klrkpatrlck, both members of the
Junior 4-H Club at Crabtree-Iron
Duff, won first and second awards
respectively. .. . .,
The contest is open to ail i-ii
and FFA members in Ihe Western
District of North Carolina, r-n-trants
must select one acre of
timber as a project to be thinned
as a phase of forest management.
Undesirable timber is to
out to leave space for growin oi
Young Fisher, the son oi mi.
Mr. n M Fisher oi uiyj'',
anu - ,..
Route 1. received a .$'" V"-
runner-up, son of Mr. ana
Marshall Klrkpatrick, also of Clyde
Koute 1. received $50. Both start
j ...i.u cilntc nf shortleaf pine
t'U Willi "B,lu'J ,
hn wnw white Pine as well
Most of the trees cut out were
1(i, ninn anri Vireinia pine
Fisher spent 89 hours in cutting
....f i.nfH nf wood: Kirkpatrick
hlistered his hands' tor o nu..,
ni. After cutting out
iruhio erowth. Fisher
. , Knn ..fhilo nine Seed-
i (ho inures ouenca uv-
"''" v" .r. . ... inn
maining on nsners acre
good trees; on Kirkpatrick s, 550.
Judges for the contest were John
Ford Forestry Extension d.
. V p.iPieh: "CaD" Price
nnrA i?r,rpfpr from Asheviue; and
, t Rnshaw. forester at the
cm.thpastern Forestry Experiment
' Station at Bent urecn.
L Turner Russell. Sr . well
known Canton Chevrolet dealer,
was fatally Injured in an auto
mobile accident near Forest City,
According to State Highway Pa
trolman, L. M. White, who Investi
gated the accident, Mr. Russell was
.struck by a 1041 panel truck driv
en by Mrs. Minnie Humphries t.hai
ham of Gastonla. The truck, wit
nesses said, ran off the shoulder of
the road and then swerved direct
ly into the path of the Russell car,
a 1951 sedan.
The collision occurred five feet
t, ... ll'u
over the center nne on nu
side of the road, it was reported.
Both vehicles were demolished.
Russell died on arrival at Ruth
erford hospital and Mrs. Chatham
died cn route to the hospiiai.
VnAornl' cervices' for Russell were
held In the First Methodist Church
of Canton Wednesday afternoon.
-ri... nastnr. the Rev. L. h. Manry,
and the Rev. C. O. Newell, a form
Robert Miller, (iB. retired hotel
manager, died at his nomc neie
early this morning following an ex
lie was a native of Bern. Switzer-1
land and came to this county as a
young man He formerly resided
In New York City. He was a 32nd
degree Mason, a member of the
Almas Temple in Washington. I).
C, anil a member of the Helvetia
Association of New York.
Funeral services will be held in
the chapel al Garrett Funeral Home
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
Rev. .1. K. Yountz, pastor of the
Klrst Methodist Church will offi
ciate and burial will he in Green
Surviving are Hie widow. Mrs.
Hess Francis. Miller; one son, Her
bert Miller of New York, one step
son John rennv; and one unnm:i.
Adolpli Miller of Port Chester,
,r nastor. offlclited. Interment was
In Img's Church Cemetery.
Pallbearer! were Dewey Green,
Dick SeUer, Lon Goodson. S. M.
(See Russell Page 8)
Scheduled For June 1
Th. North Carolina Division of
Forestry and the TV A are joining
with Appalachian Hardwood Manu-far-hirers.
Inc.. In conducting a
umber and seasoning demonsira-
1,.., and intir on June 1 at the Can
ton Lumber Company mill and at
several lumber yards in wayncs-ville.
Besides the demonstrations in
h,. iariniiit vards. speasers win
discuss good seasoning and lum
bering practices. Speakers win in
Plan To Close
On June First
The hooks for the rural insur
ance nlan now underway in the
county, and sponsored by the Com
munity Development Program, win
.lose June, first, it was announced
today. The insurance will go into
force on June HHh.
The hooks will he closed for one
year after June first, which means
that no new applications will be
taken after next Thursday
All cliainnen are urged to get
their lists in as soon alter the first
as possible, since -considerable
book work will be necessary be
fore the tenth.
Voters of Haselwood Will file U
the polls Saturday and determine
by their ballots, whether the towns
of Haielwood and Waynesvllle shall
be merged Into one town, or re
main separate municipalities.
The polls open at ;30 a. m. at
the town hall, and will close at
6:30 nn. Officials foci that the
mil n1In of the ballots will not
Tia .registration books contain
the, nams of 752 voters, with more
than 100 having been added dur
ing the three weeks the books were
open from April 28th to May 12th.
The election was called upon
presentation of a petition to the
IwMrit nf aldermen as prescribed In
the bill enacted by the General
Assembly in April.
The proposal to merge the twn
towns began In January, when the
boards of aldermen of the two
towns named a commission of
three men each, and they in turn
named the seventh man. to make
a thorough and general study of
mnttnr. nertatnlnff to the two
towns. The basis of the study was
the Joint-ownership of the sewer
line, and the matter of wroiesaie
water rates, as Haielwood buys
water from Waynesvllle and re
distributes to patrons.
Th commission made a study.
and before too long, came up with
the proposal to merge the two
towns. The commission went mm
every detail of the affairs of the
two towns, and In lengthy report.
net forth the facts and findings, ana
unanimously recommended that the
two boards of aldermen call for
legislation to merge the two towns.
The report was accepiea Dy tne
two board.. at diflertm jmwung;
.jC - .... ,. Will fit hi,
voir of araiunu me ""
legislature was begun, and includ
ed the provision for caning an
election on the question, should n
per cent of the qualified voters of
either town so petition ineir aiuci -men
for such an election. A pctU
alllno for an election wa
presented the Hazelwood board, and
the election caiieu. wun .w"1
being set as the date. The regis
tration books were open for three-
weeks, and last Saturday was chal
lenge day. as prescribed by the
state election laws
The Hazelwwid aldermen named
Carroll W Miner as resigstrar, with
F, II Oliver, and Julius lloyle, Jr..
as iudncB. These throe have
charge of the election.
Only the qualincu vmer
Hazelwood will participate in the
if the voters of Hazelwood ap
prove the plan to merge, then an
...itl U , ....tins) fnr late Jlltip
election win u. -
(or the election of a mayor ano
five aldermen. Under the provis
ions of the enacted legislation two
aldermen would come from the
Hazelwood area and three from the
Wsvnesvlllc area. The mayor lrom
Ihe area at large.
ln the event the merger plan
turned down, hen both towns will
hold an election, also in lata . -and
elect a mayor and three alder
Mr. and Mrs. Leo
i...i i T Pnwe TV A rorcsii'isi cavitL' lomoriow I'm
R. A. Vogenberger and E. G. Per- i t, attend the graduation cm-ic.m-s
kins and lumbering authorities ; of their daugm-ei . .uss i"i".".
from Chicago and Cincinnati. I Martel. at Woman s College
Officials Meet On
In This Section
A discussion of connecting high
way links between North Carolina
and Tennessee will be the topic nl
discussion between officials ot the
two states Friday.
The Tar Heel delegation, head
ed hy Governor Scott, will confer
with the Tcnnesseeans in the con
ference about several proposed con
necting highways in this area
lii...,ou nffiriatx and engineers of
1 1 i kl 1 1 a J w..-
U....U .i.io. will attend the confer-
Martcl arc:""1" . -
nshoro ' ence.
Sunshine Club Work Is
Steadily Growing Here
There must be more
22 but she s not satisfied to stop
hut. ins In Havwood County, and
Mrs. Orvit Shelton wants to know
who they are. As part of her sun
shine Club work, she has been
sending cards to persons confined
to their homes, either permanently
or just for a while. She has u sucn
permanent stay-at-homes on her
While Mrs. Sheiton was kept at
home by a cold for about two
weeks, she sent out over 300 cards
there. She would like to have the ,
names, addresses, and birthdays!
of all the others who must stay
at home all the elderly folks, the
invalids, even the children who are
quarantined for two weeks! If you
Know of anybody who would like
a cheerful card, you can reach
Mrs. Shelton by phone at 806-W-3,
or address her at Route 2, Waynesvllle.
Killed .... 0
Injured . . . . 21
(This information com
piled from Record
Stat Highway Patrol)
i the year ends.