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.ete made Monday in
court to admit to
H Will.am I. Millar
.ir That in itself
, nen every day, but in-
9P1 ...... th'.l tho
'J as tne " "
ore made ny .
- Tom Clark. Both gentle
jne'd to be speaking for
K that was not enough
nistercd the oaths.
I t got to remember to
, wedding present, uic
saying. Six months later
was the same uui we
changed slignuy: -1 ve
amomher to wrap Bet-
finnfhpf six months
Ls wrapped but unmailed,
the words ana music
hin: I ve jusu goi m ic-
t0 buy something for
Lard of thieves stealing
but the kitchen sink?
Ascribes what happen-
Parker over at Kingston,
Lrtial list includes: an
ange: refrigerator; one
erand one large electric
,a wall clock: several
lt Iron Dutch oven; small
Jhiminum percolator and
fmir-nuart nan; forks,
loons, dishes, cups, salad
her plates, other kitchen
two twin-beds, com
mattresses, springs, pil-
tt pattern; two plaid bed
umerous sheets, towels,
Ihs, pillow cases, and
ten mold chairs; two
two large mirrors;
kiat.tresses;. 30 to 40 pil-
parathute boots; pair of
and two rayon jockey
Jblins '11 Git You
don't have to wait for
according to a neigh-
ttlrs. Horace Peek along
ton. He can vouch for a
'white tall ghosts having
rty in the dim moon-
le nights ago.
reluming home, 'way af
The path ran along the
tobacco patch which cer-
been full of tobacco
passed It that morning.
oare. except tor eerie
eying limply in the slight
rawing up his courage,
his feet to turn toward
instead of running away
mted to do.
tared them the spectres
tobacco, neatly cut and
fi poles the whole field
harvested during his ab-
N time somebody men-
e en spooks, he will
obacco harvest time".
6Cth YEAR NO. 76
Publislicd Twice-A-Weck In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Father: "Who broke that
chair In the parlor last night?"
Daughter: "It just collapsed
all of a sadden, Dad, but neith
er of us was hurt."
Ribbon Cut, Officially Opening New Link In Parkway In Soco Gap Area '
WAYNESVILLE, N; C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 20, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties-
n i . r si . js
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Town Seeking Bids On
More Street Paving
The Mountaineer photographer caught the two ends of the white ribbon falling just as Charles Ray snipped the band, to formally open
ihe 4-mile paved link of the Parkway at Mile High Overlook Wednesday. On the left, holding the ribbon is Sam P. Weenis superintend
ent of the Blue Ridge Parkway, on the left of Mr Ray is F. W. CrOn, district engineer of the Bureau of Public Roads. Dr. Kelly Ben
nett, chairman of the N. C. Park Commission is right under the point of the scissors held by Mr. Ray, Standing slightly back of Mr.
Cron can be seen four Waynesville people: left to right: Mrs. Edith Alley, secretary of the Park Commission. James Kirkpatriek for
.mer president Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. W. I. Lee, widow of the late Col. W. I. Lee who helped engineer this and many other simi
lar projects' In this area, and Dave Felmet, president Chamber of Commerce here; (Staff Photo).
Election For Expanding
School Millies Set
For Saturday, Nov. 17ih
? Reeves Is
k Rpeves of Canton,
'as elected President of
Y Men's Chih at . the
M. C. A. Tuesdav
weeding George How-
Robert PhilliDs was
' President, Albert
cwry. C. S. Owen. Jr..
ad G. Nat Fortney and
!"n V's Men's Club is the
f the Y. M. C. A.,
y sponsors the District
Gamp, thp Tnhnt.'
f, I v . - M -"s'mas
seal Drive, as
" civic- and y. M. C. A.
pes is in the Account-
oi The Champion
""v vumpany, and is
lle Bethel Methodist
f President is expected
- m-gionai Conference
T "ls week-end, a-
"' ana Mrs. Ralph Go-
Mrs. Don W. Rai-
- a. nai ronney,
firs. Tarll,,. n-...-
- The Mountaineer will add an
; other feature, something: entirely
.new, to its coverage of the
Waynesville - Lenoir game: the
It will consist of a diagram of
play by play action in each half.
'Only a glance will be necessary
- for the reader to see how the
tide of battle surged from one
end of the field to the other; to
see how a long sustained drive
occurred; to see how the touch
down "break" developed.
Mountaineer artist, Harvey
Tutterrow, will make the draw
ing. Previous to coming to
Waynesville, Mr. Tutterrow drew
cartoons for a national publica
tion, and Is thus well equipped
for the task.
" In addition to Mr. Tutterrow,
the Mountaineer has assigned
four photographers and two re
, porters to cover the game. Thus
none of the color and none of
the action should be missed.
As far as it is known here,
the Mountaineer will be the first
newspaper of its size to attempt
anything resembling the Play-O-Gram.
If the idea proves popu
lar, it is hoped to continue the
feature with other games.
Saturday, November 17th, will
find Haywood voters going to the
polls to vote in the bond election,
designed for a general expansion
of schools throughout the county.
The amount designated is two mll-limuv-
The date for the election was set
Tuesday by representatives of the
board of commissioners and the
The Board of Commissioners had
a week earlier formally called the
election, basing their, action on
petitions bearing 3400 names, and
a resolution from the Board of
On Monday of this week the
school board elaborated further on
their resolution, by breaking down
the $206,000 to be spent on general
Improvement of 14 schools. The
proposed program under the bond
election would affect every school
in the county, and would give the
Canton charter school district 30.29
per cent of the total. The remain
der going to the other schools in
the county. '
Officials have often described
the school buildings as "disgrace
ful, and far from being adequate
for present enrollments."
1 ' "Wl
"rdprt u tempera-
Mrs. W. H. Dameron of Warren-
ton is here for a visit to her son-
in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Alley, son of Mrs. Doyle
Alley,' has returned to North Caro
lina State College, Raleigh where
he is a member of the senior class.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Hyatt of New
port News, Va., are spending this
week with the former's mother
Mrs. W. A. Hyatt, They will , go
from here to Spartanburg for a
visit to Mr. and Mrs. Lachlan Hy
att before returning home,
4-Mile Paved Section Of
Parkway Opened In Soco
Gap Area On Wednesday
Ends With Car In
Ditch At Clyde
A wild chase from Canton to
ClydMonday night ended with
the capture of two AWOL soldiers,
Gilbert W. Wise, Jr. and Joseph
Dawson, both 21,
The two men escaped recently
from an Air Force Stockade in
the Slate of Washington, stole a
car, and made a leisurely trip to
Florida, robbing filling stations
along the way, according to Cpl.
Smith of the Highway Patrol. Wise,
wanted to visit his home in Can
ton, however, so the pair took to
the road again.
They were spotted by Canton po
lice around 7 p.m. and the chase
began. In addition to Chief Stroup,
Cpl. Pritchard Smith was Involved,
together with deputies Everett Mc
Elroy and Carl Setzer. Wise re
marked later that he had never
seen so many cars appear suddenly
in his life. Four were used in his
According to Cpl, Smith, the
chase ended when Wise tried to
make a left turn and Smith bump
ed him from the. rear. The fugitive
car was turned completely around
and knocked into a ditch. Damage
was estimated at $150.00.
Upon being searched, Wise was
found to have In his possession a
.32 pistol, loaded, with a number
of additional rounds of ammuni
tion hidden in his sock.
The men were turned over to the
FBI and are being held on Dyer
Act charges which Involves inter
state transportation of a stolen
Blood Banks Dangerously
Low As Need Gets Urgent
The Lions Club will bring a
Blood Bank to Waynesville on
Sept. 24th, but the war remains
far away. Suppose word should
reach Waynesville that the lives
of one or a dozen of her service
men depended upon the blood that
would be donated here. Almost
everyone would give.
Most people do not bother to
act when the need is vague or far
away. Many people in Waynes
ville today seem to think that the
need for blood is vague and far
away. But it isn't. Reports from
across the country say that the
supplies of plasma and whole blood
are almost exhausted. And every
day in Korea men live, our men
live, or die, according to the avail
ability of blood.
Yet the apathy remains. Must
Waynesville wait until word comes
of wounded men? In California re
cently that word came, and the
family whose member was involv
ed got busy. They started a local
drive that' produced 400 pints of
blood In six hours. The wounded
man survived after receiving 75
Hooper Alexander, III, has re
turned to Davk'.son College where
he is a member of the senior class.
(See other pictures on Page 2, 3, 8)
The 4-mile paved link of the
Blue Ridge Parkway in the Soco
Gap area was formally opened
Wednesday morning in an atmos
phere of a great outdoor stage
show. Every agency, from weath
er to participants, made the event
one of the most successful ever
held iu .Western North Carolina.
Charles E, RayTa leader in the
movement to get the Parkway in
this area under construction, and
vice-chairman of the N. C. Park
Commission, was the ' principal
speaker. He later cut the wide
white ribbon across thp roadway
to formally open the 4-nnle link,
as he said: "This Parkway will so
endear itself to the people that it
will be maintained forever."
Those who arrived' at. Mile Hluh
Overlook early had the experience
of seeing Mother Nature lift the
curtain of fog from off the tower
ing mountain peaks, and unveil a
panorama of the Balsams and
Smokies, which can be seen from
(Sec Parkway Page 8)
Malcolm R. Williamson Is
Oew District Governor
Of Rotary International
Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson has
been named district governor of
Rotary International, one of the
highest honors to be bestowed
upon a member of the world-wide
organization. The district, No. 280,
embraces the area from Andrews
to Charlotte, and has 35 clubs wltn
about 1700 members.
Rev. Mr. Williamson was named
by President Frank E. Spain in a
cablegram from Italy, to fill the
unexpired term of Chandler Gor
don, of Asheville, who resigned due
to serious and sudden illness. The
official confirmation came Wednes
day in a telegram from PhillijJ
Lovejoy, secretary of Rotary In
ternational. The telegram read:
"Because of vacancy in qfTlce
due to resignation of Chandler
Gordon as District Governor of
Hotary district 2B0. and acting upon
nomination received from Interna
tional President Frank E. Spain,
you are appointed as acting gover
nor, effective immediately."
The term which Mr. William
son Is filling will extend through
next June.' He will go to Chicago
for some conferences at the Inter
national office next week.
He joined the Rotary club here
in 1941, and in 1947-48 served as
president. Prior to that he was
secretary for several years. He
attended the International Con
vention in San Francisco the year
he was president.
He hag participated in district
conference and assembly programs
on several occasions. At present
he is a member of the district
scholarship committee, which has
the responsibility of awarding
scholarships to a student of Latin
America to one of the colleges
wit hin the district,
He is chairman of the Haywood
chapter. of the Red Cross; member
of the district committee of the
Daniel Boone Council of Boy
Scouts, pastor of the Presbyterian
church here, and stated clerk of
the Asheville Presbytery, which
embraces the Presbyterian church
es of Western North Carolina.
Rev. Malcolm R, Williamson has
just been named as district gov
ernor of Rotary International, of
the district from Andrews to
Charlotte, with 35 clubs and
(Photo by Ingram).
2 Miles To
Be Paved In
Bids are being sought by the
Town of Waynesville for paving
about two and a half miles of
streets 13.228 lineal feet, accord-
ing to a formal notice published
The bids will be opened on Oc
tober second, it was announced.
The specifications point out that
1708 tons or 22,870 square yards
of bituminous concrete surface will
be required for the projects.
The board of aldermen did not
specify what streets arc included
in the projects, pending the open
ing of bids in order to determine
just "how far" the money aTlotei
for the work will go.
Jeff May To Be
Beginning October 1st, ft, U.
Hooper will be replaced as driv
ers license examiner here by Jeff
May. Mr, Hooper, who has been
here since January of 1950 and has
been In charge of Sylva. Franklin
and Highlands as well, will be sta
tioned at Franklin.
Mr. May, who was formerly a
very popular highway patrolman
here, will work both Waynesville
and Canton.' He will be here on
Mondays and Tuesday from 8;30 to
5:30 instead of Mondays and Thurs
days as in the past. He will be at
Canton on Wednesdays and Thursdays,
Waynesville Is being asked to
give less than that 300 pints. It
will set a new record here, but for
a community as large as this it is
not too much.
The need Js ,real and urgent,
Not only must present needs be
taken into account, but stockpiles
must be waiting for future emer
gencies. Our men could become in
volved in another Korea at one or
ten spots around the globe in the
world-wide struggle against Com
munism. Or, in this atomic age,
the nation might be engaged in a
full scale war tomorrow. Think of
the situation if our major cities
should suddenly suffer an atomic
attack. With hardly enough blood
for current needs, how could we
The Lions are bringing the
Blood Bank here. It will be at the
courthouse, on Monday, September
24lh, from 8:30 to 9:30. The rest is
up to the citizens: the fathers and
wives of those who have fought
and those who may fight again and
those who are now fighting. Re
member: Death won't wait for a
sense oi ciuiy.
Committee Sets Goal For
1951 Christmas Seal Drive
The goal for the 1951 Christmas
Seal drive was set at $1200.00 at
the annual business meeting Monday-
night -of - the" Waynesville
Tuberculosis Committee. .
C. G. Thompson, manager of the
Smoky Mountains Fertilizer Com
pany, was elected chairman of the
committee which also selected Mrs
W. O. Shelton as secretary, Mrs.
A. J. Francher, treasurer, and Mrs.
Alma McCracken as Christmas
Nine committee members were
present at the meeting, and three
more were elcted.
Another meeting, which will
make final plans for the Seal drive,
is planned for the near future.
7.ph Allev left last week to re
sume his study at the University
. . r it -4 nitnnyil 14 i 1 1
of Norm Carolina i noi'ci Hi...
He was recently released to inac
status with the U. S.
Army after having served several
months in Korea.
t lit'. 'i
C. G, Thompson
Chairman of the
Tuberculosis Committee at a
meeting in the courthouse Mori
day night. '
Dale Medford underwent an op
cralion this morning at Emory
University Hospital, Atlanta, ac
cording to information received at
The Mountaineer today.
Dale was Injured in an automo
bile accident June 24 and has been
hospitalized since that time. He was
taken to Emory hospital from Ashe
ville last week. His parenK Mr.
and Mrs. James Medford, are with
The Waynesville chapter of the
Future Farmers of America elected
officers at their first meeting re
cently. Frank Enloe was named
president, Claud Caldwell became
vice presient, secretary is David
Noland, treasurer Is Jack Finger,
reporter is Richard Hipps and
watchdog is Ernest Inman.
Mr. John Nesbit, advisor, was
present at the meeting.
The September term of Super
ior Court, meeting this week In the
courthouse at Waynesville, with
Judge J. C. Rudisill presiding, was
expected to conclude its session
late this afternoon or early tomor
row. Nine divorces have been granted,
and one suspended sentence re
voked. Permission to practice law
was given to William Imbcr Millar
and to Walter Calvin Clark,
The suspended sentence Involv
ed Ulys Page who had been given
a two to three year suspended sen
tnce for larceny. He will now
serve his sentence.
Jurors serving include: Ralph
Worley, Grady Wiggins, Mrs. Fred
Newman, J. D. I'arris, Owen Pres
sley, Lloyd F. I'arliam, Jr., Love
A. Conian, Miss Rhoda McClure,
Charles C. Saunders, Clayton Bur
nett, J. T. Grady, and Roy Davis.
Held Here Today
N. W. Garrett., Sr., of Waynes
ville, district governor, presided
over the annual meeting this noon
of the 121 h district of the North
Carolina ' Funeral Directors and
Burial Association. The meeting
was held at The Lodge at 1 o'clock.
Also present were the president
and stale officers of the associa
tion. The 12th district includes
Haywood, Transylvania, Jackson,
Macon, Swain and Cherokee counties.
Thrash Sees Possibility
Of Starling Work By June
On Road Down Pigeon R.
"We should be moving dirt on
the Pigeon River road by next
June," h. Dale Thrash, highway
commissioner of the 10th district,
told The Mountaineer yesterday.
His prediction for getting ac
tual construction started on the
water-level road from here to New
port, was based on the fact that
three crews of engineers are now
in the field surveying the jjoute
from Cold Springs to the Tenn
"Estimates are that the engin
eers will be through with their
work in three months. Then the
field maps go to the planning of
fice, and three months there should
finish them, and the call for bit's.
Without any unforeseen delay, ac
tual moving of dirt could well be
bin by next June," the optimistic
commissioner pointed out.
Mr. Thrash also went on to ray
that he is pushing for work to
start on the short link of new road
on No. 276 at Pigeon Gap. This
is the road that goes through the
apple orchards enroute to Brevard.
He gave no hint as to when he
thought work would begin.
The , commissioner said he felt
the bridge across the Southern
Railway tracks on Highway 19-23
at the Haywood-Buncombe line
would be opened "within a few
days." . i '..
The Beef Cattle Commission of
the Community Development Pro
gram is sponsoring two community
beef cattle sales in Haywood Coun
ty on September 25 and 26. The
purpose is to keep more of our
beef calves in Haywood County to
help Increase the number of beef
In charge of this event are M. O.
Galloway, chairman of the Beef
Cattle Commission; Frank Med
ford from Crabtree, and Wayn
Stamey from Pigeon.
. All animals to be entered should
be at the Crabtree School (where
pens are being built) by 10:00
o'clock pn Tuesday, September 25,
or at "the Bethel' School by 10:00
o'clock on Wednesday, September
Graders will be here from Slate
College and the North Carolina De
partment of Agriculture so that
everyone will know what type of
animals they are buying.
Anyone interested in buying or
selling heifer or bull calves, con
tact Mr. Galloway, Mr. Medford,
Mr, Stamey, or the county agent's
office. It Is also hoped to have
some registered bulls present,
which will be good for a commer
3rd Term Request
To The President
. At the meeting here last week of
the 12th District Democratic Exec
utive Committee, the following res
olution calling for the re-election
of President Truman was offered
by W. G. Byers. It was adopted
without a single dissenting vote
and sent to the President.
"At this critical period in the
history of the U. S. and in this
most successful and glorious era in
the history of our party, the Dem
ocratic Executive Committees of
the twelfth Congressional District
of N. C. send greetings to the
people of the U. S.
"Whereas the Honorable Harry
S. Truman, the great chief and
leader of our party and President
of the U. S. Is making a magnifi
cent and successful fight for the
establishment of a just and lasting
peace between the Nations of the
earth making a great contribution
to the fight for freedom and the
right of self determination for the
little peoples of the earth.
"Be it therefore resolved:
"That-we the Democratic Exec
utive Committees of the atorcsaid
district hercby declare our. pnde
in our President and Leader and
(See Democrats Page 8) i
Injured . . . . 37
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Hihwaj Patrol.)