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"If living conditions don't
stop improving in this country,
we're, going to run out of hum
ble beginnings for our great
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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
66th YEAR NO. 57 14 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 16, 1951 , $3,00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
It Is Grain Threshing Time In Haywood County
Inter tells about two
vere taking a trip on
as they sped along
imbibe of strong
ore they drank the
It. After a while one
d to the other and
how dis am a pretty
iclieves I'll buy it.
u can't do dat," the
J" came the question,
don't want to sell,"
"Record Vote Pred
r "" " ' v s O
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once a wise clergy
on his desk a special
ich he had labeled,
if Members". When
pie called to tell him
f another, he would
ave a complaint book
iall write down the
jr. And when I take
j with the official
tell them of your
Threshers are now a familiar sight in Haywoodt fields, as workers push to get the grain sacked and the straw baled. This picture was
made in the rye field of Mrs. E. B. Rickman, at Bethel, where a bountiful crop was being threshedHandling the baler is E, B. Rick
man, Jr., manager of the farm, Most of the workers are young men. The sun was .hot, the dust thick, but the workers kept a steady flow
of rye passing through the machinery. (Staff Photo),
I the complaint book
I pen had its effect.
n't care to have you
I not that I made the
And no entry was
nan kept the book, for
pened it thousands of
t complainants, and
qasion to write in it.
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us forget, there is a
tween speed and hur
ading the other day
surgeon" recently said
students:,. ; ; .
I bleed to death from
!dafter'' in ' three
can tie the artery in
, if you are not in a
w tli other day where a
was in a rifle match,
f missed every shot at
ards. He scored bull's
f, with every shot at
;by-stander asked him
i pened to be the case.
" v Id the Texan, "back
; r ver bother to shoot at
: 1 ithan 500 yards. We
w ! cks."
Leaders Cite Importance
At Lake Friday
I agents from England
aturday afternoon for
Jy of Haywood Com
ected to go on tours
id the various Field
will also be available
f engagements. Or
iesiring to have them
i requested to contact
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The joint committee of the Lions
and Jaycees announced this morn
ing their plans for an extensive
educational campaign on the pend
ing Recreational bond election,
which they are sponsoring.
'The tw6 civic groups petitioned
the board bf aldermen to call an
election for issuing $80,000 in bonds
for the purpose of building a swim
ming pool, bath house, and other
Evangelist Bill Graham is ex
pected to attract a record crowd
at Lake Junaluska Friday night,
as he preaches in the auditorium
at eight o'clock.
CpL Zeb Alley
I Press Run
t being made today to
juate supply of papers.
several issues the sup
usted soon after the
Out. Today's press run
pt in the paper's his-
fular edition. This edi
.into more than 4,200
;July 16 Partly cloudy
with scattered afternoon
f night thunderghowers
f Waynesville tempera
orded by the staff of the
Corporal Zebulon D. Alley has
been awarded the Bronze Star
Medal with Letter "V" device lor
heroic achievement in connectidn
with military operations against an
enemy of the United States.
Cpl. Alley, a member of Bat
tery C, 38th Field Artillery Bat
talion. 2nd Infantry Division, dis
tinguished himself on March 3
1951 in the vicinity of Haanhung-ni
He has lust arrived at Ft. Law-
ton, near Seattle, Washington and
according to a message to his moth
er,- Mrs. Doyie Aiiey, expects iu u
home within two weeks.
His citation for the Bronze star
reads, in part, "Acting as recon
naissance sergeant of a forward
observer party with Company. L,
9th Infantry, he displayed a mgn
(See Zeb Alley Page 8)
1 Extensive mica operations are
due to get underway on the Haywood-Jackson
line soon, since the
government has approved the pro
ject, and plan to start building. a
2V$-milc road on the W, T. Lee
Estate. The 6,027-acre tract con
tains, according to geologists, some
of the finest mica in the section.
Wr?at;ujfec4UUevv - J JMn iplca is?A scarcnd osstp.
The election will bo held W"' ",e
September 25th, and will necessi
tate a special registration for the
Francis Massie, chairman of the
Lions committee, said, "we realize
that building permits would not
anprove construction of a swim
ming pool now, but we have reason 1
to believe that restrictions will be
lifted before too long, and we want
to be ready to proceed at that
Mr. Massie also pointed out that
"when we were getting signatures
to the petitions calling for the elec
tion, we found that 98 per cent of
the citizens favored the plan, and
said it was among the most needed
of all civic improvements. Very
few were against the proposilon
The passage of the bond issue
woulc automatically, under the or
dinance, carry provision for per
manent maintenance by the town
officials. . . "
Mr. Massie said that the site for
the project, as well as the general
type of construction, would be a
matter for town officials, or their
representatives, perhaps a recrea
tion commission, to decide. "What
we are concerned about right now
Is to get the money approved, and
ready for immediate construction
when the government lifts existing
building restrictions on such pro
Others on the Lions committee
with Mr. Massie are: Henry Davis,
G. C. Ferguson, Paul Davis, How
ard Hyatt, Jerry Rogers anl Charlie
The Jaycees' committee, workuig
jointly with the Lions ' include:
Charlie Woodard, Jim Miulor,
Walter Franklin, Robert Under
wood and Lester Burgin, Jr.
"Other civic groups have already
shown much interest in the pro
(See Recreation Page 8)
the fiovernment is sponsoring the
project. . ,
. Tom Lee, manager of the ."state,
said that one mine is now under
lease, and is producing 200 Ions
per month. Over 1,300 tons was
produced last year. In the last fiO
days all new machinery has been
installed for faster and onore eco
nomical mtning operations, he said.
The government engineers have
notified Mr. Lee of their approving
the project. andare financing the
opening of one major mine, with
the view of opening others later.
In addition to mica, the property
contains about "100 year's supply"
of felspar, it was pointed out.
Engineers and geologists have
spent considerable time on the
property making a complete survey
of the possibilities in the area.
The opening of the mine is the
direct result of the visit here last
April of the House Land and Min
ing Committee, which Representa
tive Monroe M. Redden brought to
this area to hold a hearing on the
potential availability of scarce min
erals so essential to the present
A heavy vote is predicted for the
Town of Waynesville election here
Tuesday, when a mayor and 3-
member board of aldermen will be
elected for a four-year term.
The polls at the two voting pre
cincts will open, at 6:30 a.m. and
close at 6:30 p.m.
It is expected that several hours
will be required to count and tal
ly the vote of the two precincts.
There are about 3,000 names on
the poll books. Some 1,300 were
put on for this election. Most of
them coming from the new areas
added to the town since last town
Ward 1, at the town hall, will
have Mrs. Ruth Kelly as regis
trar, with Harry Clay and George
Brown as judges.
Ward 2, at the Aliens Creek
school, will have Mrs. Leo Brown
ing as registrar, and Bill Fergu
son and Derry Norman as judges.
The official ballot will carry the
following names for mayor J. H.
Way and Frank Ferguson.
The candidates for board of al
dermen are: Felix Stovall, Thom
as Stringfleld, T. Henry Gaddy,
Mack Pace, S. Henry Miller, J. R.
Thomas, O. S. Rhymer, Joe Liner,
and L. M. Killian.
day s Eleciioii
A Long Way Around
Patrolman Makes j Fast
Work Of Getting Man
New Speed Law
And Quiet To Be
Enforced At Lake
A stern warning was issued to
day to motorists using the roads
through Lake Junaluska Assembly.
E. A. McElroy, chief of police of
the Lake, said that all moWists
were warned to observe the 10-
mile-per-hour speed limit from the
Auditorium to the Cafeteria. ;
He also pointed out that the
blowing of horns on the grounds
would not be tolerated.
Within an hour after Macon
county officials put out a call for
officers to be on the watchout for
a man wanted for murder, the sus
pect was apprehended by Patrol
man H. Dayton on Highway no.
19-23 at Clyde. '
The call was radioed to all of
ficers, and Patrolman Dayton pick
ed up the car west of Clyde a 1949
Chevrolet. He followed the car in
to Clyde, having in the meantime
called two other patrolmen Cpl.
Prltchard Smith and Patrolman
Woolen, that ho was trailing the
At Clyde Patrolman Dayton sig
naled for the car of five people to
stop. The man wanted for the Mac
on county charge was driving. His
name is James Theodore Woods. In
the car with Woods were three wo
men, and another man. . 1-v
The man charged with murder
offered no resistance, . Patrolman
Dayton said. The man is said to be
from Anderson, and was driving a
1949 Chevrolet with a South Caro
lina tag. . -
This is the second time within a
week that Patrolman Dayton has
picked up wanted men in that area.
He picked up an escaped convict
about a week ago not far from
The docket of the two-week term
of July Court was, cleared in
week, and Judge J. C. Rudisill ad
journed the session Friday.
Cases closed during the last
three days , included six divorces
and the following:
Ralph Vernon Reece, driving
drunk. $100 and costs, drivers
license revoked; reckless driving
$25 and costs. James Alvin Coch
ran, two cases, violation of sentence
suspended In July, 1950, for non
support of wife and five children,
12 to 18 months on the first charge;
two years on the second. Ed Cope,
violation of suspension, four years.
Frank Ducker, nonsupport, pay
ment of $10 a week to the Clerk of
Court. Fred Putnam, two cases of
incest, 10 to 15 year? at hard labor
in the State Prison on the first
charge; prayer for judgment con
tinued on the second. : .
The case of Rufus and Louie
Cochran, accused of larceny of cat
tie, created confusion by the ap
pearance of Identical twins, Louie
and Dewey Cochran, caused Judge
Rudisill to declare a mistrial
Thursday morning. The record
"The Court In its discretion in
the trial of this case finds that the
defendant, Louie Cochran, has a
twin brother and that one twin
brother was sitting at the bar and
another, the defendant, was sitting
on a bench in the audience, and the
Court does not like such conduct;
whereupon the Court in its discre
tion withdraws a juror and orders
a mistrial and orders the defend
ants In custody until they file a
new bond in the sum of $5,000 each
for their appearance at the next
term of court."
James Gwyn New
UNC Alumni Head
For This County
James A. Gwyn of Waynesville
was elected president bf the Hay
wood County Alumni Association
of the University of North Carolina
at the annual meeting held Thurs
day night at the Champion YMCA,
, Other officers named were May
or W. J. Stone of Canton vice
president ;and secretary-treasurer,
Tom G. Morgan of Canton.
Retiring officers Include Fred
Ferguson, ' president;;, Jim Gwyu,
Waynesville, , vice president; T.
Roger Walker, Hazelwood, secretary-treasurer;
A a r O n Prevost,
Hazelwood, Education Foundation
Coach Carl Snavely, the princi
pal speaker, discussed the football
prospects for this fall and outlined
the policies of the Education Foun
dation. Snavely was introduced by C. C.
Poindexter, Canton's Recreation
Director. Fred Huffman of Morgan
ton also spoke briefly. Supper was
served by ladles of the First Meth
odist Church. '
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Terry Rogers ,of Upper Crabtree, finds that this huge tree in
front of the Mt. Zlon church is far larger than his reach. He is
the son of Mr. and, Mrs. C. M. Rogers. Today's Home and Farm
section is about Upper Crabtree. (Staff Photo).
Grand Jury Asks Court
House Get More Painting
Lease Is Made
A Haywood franchise was among
the four lease agreements approved
bv the State Utilities Commission
In Raleigh recently.
Commission orders gave approval
to agreements between Smoky
Mountain Stages, Inc., and Wood
row Bus Lines of Waynesville.
Smoky Mountain Stages had
given authority to Woodrow to
operate as a lessee, hauling pas
cngcrs, baggage, and light express
from Canton to Waynesville over
N. C. Highway 110 and U. S. High
Board Has Paint
Fund Set Up
Charles C. Francis said that the
board of commissioners had put in
to the budget a fund for. repairing
the court house. "We might not get
to all of it this year, but plan to
continue the program started some
time ago," ho citi-d.
Several orders were issued for
repairing the plumbing. Those or
ders were' given several weeks .v-!0,
Mr. Francis said, and the workmen
have-' promised to get to the job
within a few days.
MRS. DUVALL IN HOSPITAL
Mrs. Ernest Duvall is a patient
at the Haywood County Hospital.
Group To Meet
The Haywood County Tourist As
sociation will hold Us monthly
meeting Wednesday night at 8
o'clock in the Court House.
Mrs. Sam Queen, president of
the Association, has requested all
members to attend.
Car Plunges Down
As Brakes Fail
Two motorists had a narrow es
cape when the brakes on their car
cave wav. and the vehicle started
down a steep . mountain. Seeing
their plight, both- men jumped
from the speeding vehicle, which
plunged on down the 500-foot
mountainside of Hall Top.
The men watched the, ear tumble
down the mountain, and turn over
three times on the wild run down
the steep embankment. The ear
was termed as demolished.
James Clark and Jack Trammel
were in the car- at the time of the
brake failure. Th? car was brought
in to the Liner Garage.
Work On Hospital Wing
Slated To Start Thursday
Representatives of McDevitt &
Street, contractors for the new
wing of the Haywood county Hos
pital, were here today making
preparations for beginning actual
construction within a few days.
All priorities, and the legal red
tape for constructing the $750,000
five-story wing to the Hospital
have been cleared, and It Is now
just a matter of getting started, ac
cording to Lee Davis, administrat
or of the hospital.
The engineers. Of the contractor
were staking off the ground this
morning preparatory to excava'ing
Mr. Davis was of the opinion that
dirt would be moving by Thursday.
Engineers estimate that, about
two years will be necessary to com
plete the job. About 49 additional
beds will be added when the pro
ject is completed.
Lions To Hear Assistant
Secretary Of Defense
The Grand Jury serving for th
July term of court recommended
extensive renovations at the Coun
ty Home and at the Court House.
The report was presented to
Judge J. C. .Rudisill in the. closing
days of the term. The report fol
lows, signed by Wayne Medford,
"Haywood County Home: We
found the County Home to be well
managed and the patients well tak-
en care of, but we recommend the ...
following as necessary repairs and
additions: The outside window
screens are In bad condition, being
loo short, and should be replaced.'.
Electrical wiring is very bad. and
should be repaired at once. Stoker :
to the furnace is broken down and
has been reported, but has;nnt been
repaired. We recommend that thu
repair not be delayed any longer.
A wheel chair should be bought
for the home, and we found all the
furniture in very bad condition and
recommend that it he replaced.
The home should be furnished with
new mattresses, and should be
supplied with razor blades". We
found that old wooden iioor in me
laundry room in bad shape and
recommend that it be replaced with
a concrete door covered with tile.
There is only one fifty-gallon hot
water heater, which is inadequate,
and we recommend more hot water
facilities. Both the inside and thi
outside of the Home are badly in
need of painting. .Also beds are
inadequate and we recommend that
more be furnished. Plaster s fall
ing in one rest room and should
be repaired. The porch needs new
corner posts. Food storage space
is inadequate and we recommend
(See Grand Jury Pafje 8)
Dan K. Edwards, assistant Secre
tary of Defense, will be the speak
er for the weekly meeting of the
Waynesville Lion's Club.
The meeting wll be held at Pat
rick's Cafe Wednesday night at 7
o'clock instead of Thursday night
in order to meet Mr. Edwards'
Mr. Edwards, former mayor of
Durham, is touring Western North
Carolina as a guest of the States
ville Lion's Club. In his party are
Roy Taylor of Black Mountain, dis
trict governor of Lion's Interna
tional, and Hugh Mtichell, member
of the Statesville Lion's Club. They
are expected to arrive at 6:30 p.m.
The program Wednesday night
will be' broadcast over WHCC.
Picture Will Be
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An interesting, colorful, and edu
cational picture; "The Waves of
Green" will he shown at the Way
nesville Tractor Company here
Wednesday night at eight o'clock.
Most of the pictures was filmed
at State Colege, and is of especial
interest to farmers.
The picture is 45 minutes long,
and is educational, and is not an
advertising film, it was pointed out.
There is no admission.
Killed . . 2
Injured . . ..30
(This Information con
piled from Record
State niuhway Patrol.)
sday Is Town Election Day In Waynesville BE SURE TO VOTE
Polls Close At 6:30 P. M.