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Published wice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
66th YEAR NO. 60 16 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N, C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 26, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
fere damaged, as well
fcump and oil stand of
Ration at Lake Juna
tthe vehicles collided
'atrolmen Bryan Bas
Pritchard Smith were
ieir investigation this
as driver of one car,
Freel, secretary to Dr.
at Lake - Junaluska
driver of the other
reel suffered a blow
tut' latter reports said
Severely injured.,: fY
it nrrnrprf nt ; ttiii ti-
.the read-leading te-
race on Highway No.
it of damage to the
iri had' not been ,drf
!y this I afternoon, j fi
jfi McClure ts
irig: Contest r
f McClure has been
i winner in the boys'
he 4-H floor sanding
if sanding job on 144
of his aunt's living
on him the county
time ago. His record
I to Pauline Gordon,
iOme furnishings spec
State Extension Ser
fch, where it will be
t state-wide contest
r-old Bobby Joe is
f and Mrs. Wayne Me
te 2, Waynesville. He
if the Senior 4-H-Club
te High School.
I was furnished him,
Parkman of the Park
unity's latest super
pen in a week or ten
ng to Dick Bradley,
store, to be located
ai highway, will feat-
!of floor space, the
fixtures available In
vest type of refrigera-
fruits and vegetables,
ts and meat. Plenty of
is also available.
Wn as Bradley's New
t, it will contain every
'ght expect to find in
The two new boards of aldermen
of Waynesville and Hazelwood have
reached an agreement on all mat
ters concerning the water and
sewer controversy between the two
The satisfactory agreements were
reached in a special meeting Wed
nesday night, as the two boards
met for two hours. The six officials
came to an agreement within 30
minutes after the meeting conven
"We felt it was time that the
matter be settled, once and for all,
and we also knew it was going to
require some 'give-and-take' on
the part of all concerned. With
that in mind, the two boards soon
reached a very satisfactory agree
ment for both towns," caid a spok
esman for the group to The Moun
taineer this morning.
The terms of the agreements
reached have not been announced,
pending the typing of a contract
between the two towns, and the
formal adoption on Tuesday even
ing. The contracts will be signed
Tuesday. This will be the first
time such contracts have existed,
it was said.
The Mountaineer learned that
each of the six aldermen pledged
themselves to work for a program
of harmony between the two towns.
Tht question of char6esvwhich
Wavnekvlllll Ik Fn mLd HnvlumnH
Ljfbr, ater;fwajs aehedyai paa thlp
agreement as to the sewer line to
Dayton Rubber Company, and the
Country Club,, whioh has figured in
the previous controversies.,
Waynesville has maintained that
Hazelwood owed an unpaid bal
ance for water, due to Increased
rates, while Hazelwood has entered
a counter claim for rentals on cer
tain sewer lines.
The Mountaineer learned that
the boards have reached mutual
agreement as to full and complete
settlement of each point, which has
been contested heretofore.
The action of the boards will
automatically dissolve the pending
court action, which began June
15th when Hazelwood took out an
injunction to stop the cutting off
Each of the six aldermen went
into the meeting determined ,to
reach a satisfactory agreement, ne
member said. , -
The Waynesville board is com
posed of Joe Liner, Henry Miller,
and Henry Gaddy. The Hazelwood
board members are John B. Smith,
Howell Bryson and Frank Underwood
July 26 Partly
t and humid with scat
ded by the staff of the
I Max. Min. Rainfall
i 85 62 .01
1 82 61 .13
t 82 ' 61 " .45
A choice fat steer has been se
lected by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Alex
ander for the prize to be given in
the annual Muzzle Loading Rifle
contest at Cataloochee Ranch on
The annual shooting match at
tracts large chowds, and interest
this year has already indicated an
other banner audience.
Last year 85 people entered the
shooting match, with some spec
tators attendlnu the event.
E. L. Horton, of Democrat, took
first place honors, and -the -hind
quarter of the steer.
Many out-of-state visitors make
their plans to visit here in order to
attend the shooting match.
G. C, Ferguson was re-elected
town manager by the new board
of aldermen here Monday.
Summer Showers Are Even Welcome Here
A. E. Ward Dies
At 93 After ;
... A, Ev Ward, ..beloved citizen ; of
4he community, died Monday after
noon at the home of a daughter,
Mrs. J. R. Morgan, after a long
Illness. He was 93 years old.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon in Long's Chap
el Methodist Church at Lake
Junaluska. The Rev. Paul Duck
wall .pastor, the Rev. Malcolm Wil
liamson, pastor of the First Pres
byterian Church here, and the Rev.
B, E. Wall, pastor of the Waynes
ville First Baptist Church, offici
ated, and interment was in Green
Serving as pallbearers were
Wade and Rufus Ward, Jr., Hallett
Ward, Jr., and Ward Peacock, all
grandsons; Tom McAffee, a great
grandson, and Bill Hendon.
Granddaughters wlere . flower
bearers. , , ; ... . .
Mr. i-Ward, a native of Gates
County, was the son of the late
Nathan Q;,! and Mrs.' Martha Mat
thews Ward. He came to Haywood
County in 1881 during construc
tion of the railway from Asheville
and from that time until a few
years ago, resided at Lake Juna
luska. He was affectionately known
as "Captain," Ward.
He engaged in farming follow
ing completion of the railroad and
in later years served as postmas
ter at Lake Junaluska. He was a
member of Long's Chapel Metho
For the past seven years Mr.
Ward has made his home with Mrs.
Morgan. His wife, Mrs. Mary Long
Ward, died in 1946.
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. E. E, Pea
cock of Chapel Hill; seven sons,
P. L. Ward of St. Simons, Ga.; R.
N. Ward of Greenville, S. C; Eu
gene C. Ward and George H. Ward
of Asheville; Wallace and Hallett
Ward of Lake Junaluska1, and -Al-vin
Ward of Waynesville,
Also, two brothers, Hallett S.
Ward of Washington, N, C, and
Vivian Ward of Eastern North Car
olina; 13 grandchildren, and 19
The heads of all departments of
the Town of Waynesville were re
elected by the board of aldermen
here Monday afternoon. The new
board, holding their first session
after taking the oath on Saturday,
re-elected the department heads
and discussed the general program
oi lown attairs.
G. C. Ferguson, town manager
for the past ten years, and prior
to that, treasurer for eight years,
was assigned the general respon
sibility of carrying the wishes of
the board to the different depart
ments. The heads of the depart
ments are to report to Manager
Ferguson, and he is accountable to
the board, and in seeing that their
program and policies are executed.
Henry Gaddy was named mavor
pro-tern by the board.
Department heads include Or
ville Noland, chief of police, a po
sition he has held fort six years;
Clem Fitzgerald, fire chief, a post
filled by him for 9 years. , .
Bradford Mehaffey, superinten
tendent of water; Walter Mehaffey,
superintendent of lights and power;
Morgan & Ward, attorney; and
Hugh Jolley, building inspector,
The board was notified that Mrs.
Hedwig Love, town Clerk, is re
tiring just as soon as a successor
can be named and trained. No
action was taken oif this.
Th board 4s cqpapbsed of Je
About 130 musicians from Tran
sylvania Music Camp stopped here
briefly Wednesday afternoon en
route to the Cherokee Drama. Trav.
eling in buses, the group stopped
here for refreshments on the court
house lawn. The Chamber of Com
merce was host to the group, with
Dave Fclmct and Mrs. Gordon
Schenck, secretary, on hand to of
ficially greet the visitors.
Leaving here the group went to
Lake Junaluska and spent a few
minutes at the Cross, and then con
tinued their trip to Smokemont
where they had a picnic supper.
, A number of Waynesville citizens
were on hand to greet the group,
which included four Waynesville
girls, now attending camp at the
Recreation Bond Issue
Hearing Set Friday, At 4
Under the terms of the bond
election ordinance, a public hear
ing Is scheduled for four o'clock
Friday afternoon at the town hall.
The proposed bond election ordi
nance was authorized by the board
of aldermen upon a check of peti
tions bearing names of more than
15 per cent of qualified voters of
The proposed bond election is
for $80,000 for a swimming pool
and other recreational facilities.
Unless protests of the proposed
election is filed at the scheduled
hearing Friday, the ordinance of
the aldermen wil become effective,
and the election date is tentatively
set for September 25th.
The Lions Club and Jaycees are
sponsoring . the movement, and
have pointed out that no site has
been designated for the recreation
al center. Such action is the respon
sibility of the board of aldermen.
Roxie Ann Crawford
Wins Floor Contest
Roxie Ann Crawford, daughter
of Mr.tand Mrs. D. S. Crawford of
the Iron Duff Community, has been
declared district winner of the 4-H
Girls' floor sanding demonstration.
She is a member of the Senior 4-H
Club of the Crabtree-Iron Duff
Prior to entering the contest
Miss Crawford received special in
struction from Ed Fortune oi the
Fortune Paint and Hardware Com
pany in Asheville on technique of
sanding and application of finish.
As district winner she will enter
the state contest in the fall.
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People come from far and near
to enjoy the beauties of Lake
Junaluska. They come by train,
by car, by foot. Yesterday, how
ever, a new method was intro
duced that attracted much atten
.tentlon and comment, not all of
which was favorable. A gentle
man arrived bv seaplane, landing;
without prior clearance upon the
lake in the middle of boats and
bathers. No one was injured, as
it happened, but officials were
quick -to point out that while
everyone is welcome, regardless
of their method of transporta
tion, if thev come by seaplane
they should notify authorities at
least one day in advance.
Farm Tour To Cover 3200
Miles With Texas As Goal
Mr, and Mrs. Rufus Clarke had
as guests last week end Mr. and
Mrs. I. J. L. McLaughlin, Sr.,
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. L. McLaughlin,
Jr., and son, all of Florence, S. C,
and Morris Ricdel and son, and
Mrs. J. M. Anderson, all of Day
Mr., and Mrs. Wesley Dickey and
daughters, Misses Margaret and
Mabel Dickey, of Sweetwater,
Tenn., are arriving today to spend
the night as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. James A. Gwyn before going
to Charlotte to attend the wedding
of Hugh Dickey and Miss Flor
ence Ferguson Saturday afternoon.
Hugh Dickey is a son of Mr. and
End Of Fiscal Year
Finds County In Black
The.financial condition of Hay
wood County is good but not as
good as a quick glance at the bal
ance figure would lead one to be
lieve, according to James Kirkpat
rick, county auditor. The financial
statement recently issued by Mr.
Kirkpatrick, shows that at the end
of the fiscal year, June 30, 1951,
the county was $445,886.96 to the
good. However, of the total, $155,
789.75 consisted of 1951 prepaid
taxes which could not be distribut
ed until July. An even larger sum,
$217,760.02. is in the Hospital
Building Fund. Ground for the new
$750,000.00 wing of the hospital
was broken only last week. Thus,
if money already earmarked is dis
counted, the actual total would be
a much smaller $72,337.19, which is
still good in these days of deficit
Other points of special interest
in the financial statement include
the fact that the total debit retire
ment for the year was $134,690.29,
Last-minute reservations contin
ued to pour into the County Agent's
office this morning for the 9th Out-of-State
Farm Tour leaving Satur
day morning. Indications were
that the final figure would be more
than 100, although not as high as
last year's total of nearly 200,
Acceptances have been received
from the two ministers invited to
conduct services the two Sundays
Included in the -trip, They are the
Rev. A. L. Currle of Westminister
Presbyterian Church in Nashville,
who will preach this Sunday; and
Dr. M, A, Cooper of the Fourth
Avenue Baptist Church In Louis
ville, next Sunday's speaker,
Members of the State Highway
Patrol will accompany the busses
chartered for the tour. The group
will leave Waynesville at 7 a. m.
Saturday morning and arrive in
Nashville that evening. Sunday
morning after the devotional ser
vice in Nashville, the tour will
travel across Tennessee and spend
the night in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Monday gives them their first look
at Texas as they arrive at Green
ville for lunch and a meeting with
Texas officials. During the rest of
the tour they will swing through
Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, In
dina and back through Kentucky
and Tennessee. . The entire trip
will cover about 3200 miles.
To Be Presented
Two Haywood County towns,
Waynesville and Canton, will re
ceive plaques tomorrow in recog
nition of their outstanding safe
ty records durinir 1950, Sixteen
North Carolina towns will re
ceive such honors for complet
ing 1950 without a traffic fatal
ity within their boundaries.
The plaques will be awarded at
the Canton city hall at 2 p.m.,
and at the Waynesville city hall
at 3 p.m., by Director of High
way Safety, II. D. Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson
left Tuesday for Raleigh where
the former will begin work on a
Master's degree at State College.
They have 'been visiting Mrs. Rich
ardson's parents, Mr, and Mrs.
Harry Hyatt, for a week following
their return from a wedding trip
to New York and New Jersey. Mr.
and Mrs, Richardson were married
June 16 in the First Baptist Church
here. Mrs. Richardson is the form
er Miss Betty Jean Hyatt. '
leaving a total outstanding debt of ! Whole Gospel In Haywood As
$700,500.00. Taxes uncollected for j sociation; in State, Home and For
the year amount to $33,331.52. Tot-j eign Missions; and Through the Co
al tax valuation for Haywood Coun.' operative Program," will be given.
ty was $31,000,000.00 during the After a song
fiscal year just past. for the Whole
Baptist Association V
The sixty-sixth annual session ofcussed. At 1 1': lb a report of the
Baptist Home for the Aged wil be
made. Business details and reports
of committees will preceed the ser
mon by Rev. A. M. Wyutt at 11:50.
The afternoon program will be
gin at 1:45 with a song.It will feat
ure discussions of "The Whole
Gospel in the Sunday School,
in the Training Union, in the
Brotherhood, and in the W.M.U."
At 3:15 officers will be elected and
installed. A prayer of dedication
by Rev. R. P. McCracken will close
the program at Canton.
The session will continue Tues
day evening at the Woodland Bap
tist. Church, Beginning at 7:45 with
a song, the program will include an
account of Haywood Baptist history
by Mr, R. E. Sentelle and a talk
The first steps towards calling
an election on banning the legal
sale of wine and beer cleared the
legal hurdles today. The Haywood
board of elections will formally
present the Haywood Ministerial
Association with approved petition
The sponsors of the petitions
have named Rev. L. E. Mabry, of
Canton, as chairman.
Under the terms of the new law
on wine and beer elections, the
petitions must be returned within
90 days. The board of elections
has 30 days in which to set dates
for the election after receipt of
the signed petitions.
The petitions must be"ar a mini
mum of 15 per cent of the signa
tures of voters who voted in the
last election for governor. Accord
ing to the records, a total of 10,
588 votes were cast for the office,
which means 1,5,88 signatures will
be required on the petitions to
make them valid.
The petition points out that only
persons voting in the November
1948 election are qualified to sign
Persons signing the petitions
must also designate the precinct
In which they voted-la November"
1948. In the case of a person not
bSjPg sure as to hpj their anama
appeal's on the registration books,
it is being asked that they sign the
petition as they think it appears
on the books, and underneath print
the other possible wax, 't might
Each person signing the petition
must do so in their, own handwrit
ing. No one can sign for anyone
The board of elections, under the
law, cannot set the date for the
called election within 60 days of
any other scheduled election. This
is provided in the new 1951 law.
The membership of the board of
elections is composed of Frank D.
Ferguson, chairman, Charlie B.
Hawkins, secretary, and Glenn W,
Winner In State
4-H Dress Revue
Regina Ferguson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ferguson of
Fines Creek, took fifth place in
the State 4-H Dress Review Thurs
day at State College. She model
ed the two-tone beige dress which
won her county honors last month.
The dress Is sleeveless, with a bo
lero jacket. With it she wore mai.
ching beige accessories.
More than 1,000 4-H Club boys
and girls registered for 4-H Club
Week, under the supervision of
L. R. Harrill, State 4-H Club lead
er. Besides Miss Ferguson, seven
girls and ten boys from Haywood
county are attending the Short
Mrs. Felix Stovall and her sis
ter, Mrs. Troy Bryson of Ashe
ville are spending this week in Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla., as guqsts of their
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs.. Joe .Whitesides, . -
the Haywood Baptist Association
will be held August 21-22 at the
First Baptist Church of Canton and
at Woodland and Clyde Baptist
churches. The theme taken from
Mark 16:15, is "The Whole Gospel
For The Whole World."
The program, of which M. L.
Lewis is chairman, opens Thursday
morning in Canton with the call to
ordur at fl:45 by moderator Ben Lee
Ray. The opening hymn by Mr.
John Wood follows. At 9:50 comes
the devotional, the roll call, the
recognition of visitors, the adop
tion of the order of business. At
10:15 a series of talks on "The
by Rev. G. E. Scruggs on "The
"The Whole Gospel i Whole Gospel in Evangelism." Ad-
World" will be dis- J (See Baptist Fase 8)
Injured .... 30
(This ' Information com
piled from Record H .
State Hifbnay Patrol.)