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PublhedTwice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National
66th YEAR NO, 82
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 11, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
iHE W AYN3SYII
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ear to Uie ground
L i your Ciieciv.
u:lo (I neucaoaij o
u j ,.t vnur foot
I mar about football
L to his sidewalk corn-
right,'' agreed the gen
II 1SPS .
J Alleges commercialize
Un." his friend agreed.
i idea of all these peo-
nut to see a umivu v.
Lrnrts Dlav why it's
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face of it. :
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May wood : County
Better Schools Plants
lie a lew HIUHW.UW
IlK weatner . ana - me
i was concluded witn.
u vou at me game w
Id the first speaker.
igreed the second.
ill ' V.... V.
he sixth game of the
and those people con-
eir desks were tense and
tw. Even the ladies had
spirit, and one had even
five cent bet. someone
t room. "score is one
he shouted, and dashed
question halted him; a
known Waynesville busi-
liwas parking her car
M With heavy traffic
she cut her car wheels
.siid got the ear bump
under the fender of the
front of her. The fend-
jtijlly pulled off.
jped, got out, someone
like a family affair, that
ler's car you just hit."
sorry I hit a car, but
(be one. guess I can set
lith my sister about as
.with anvone." -
. . i
her School v.-
kth E, Moody is study-
r observations at the
Nvey school at Chanute
Base, Illinois. He has
feted his basic training
WA.F. B., Texas.
pis the son of Mr. and
'Moody. He eraduat-
f'1 this year, and volun-
Air Force in July.
pigment was Lackland
;tee. . .
N Bryson and Mrs.
re expected tn return
a Visit tn Mr mil
F Bryson at Camas
id CGM and Mrs.
f at Seattle, Wash.
To Prove Claims
"Haywood county can well afford
this school expansion program,"
Jonathan Woody, president of three
banks, said with stern emphasis
Tuesday night. i
"I make that statement basing It
on actual figures and records; and
I want you to know I stand four
square back of this program,'' he
began, as he cited the current
financial report of Haywood, as
compiled by a state agency,
The estimated true value of Hay.
wood county was set at $57,000,000,
as of September 21, of this year.
The expected current tax valuation
is $32,447,003. This is an increase
of almost a million over last year.
The county-wide indebtedness is
$682,000, plus the recent bond is
sue for the Hospital of $215,000,
making a total of $897,000. The
per capita gross debt is $18.12.
Mr. Woody pointed out that the
total indebtedness for the county,
and four incorporated towns total
ed $1,446,500, or a total per capita
indebtedness of $38.44. This figure,
he pointed out, is among the
smallest in the state and nation.
Haywood county has a rating of
l00 per cent on the relative ability
to pay its obligations another rat
ing which is matched by only a
small number of counties.
The same report gave Haywood
25 pedals,. out o a Kpstlble.ncffeci,
of 30 as yitfigm record"5 tye.
report tunner snoweo. tnai tax col
lection; for 1947-'48 had been all
Collected except 1.4 per cent; and
even 3 per cent for 1948-'49; 3.3
per cent for 1949-'50, and the cur
rent taxes are 93 per cent collect'
ed. ;e.U,L'-' . " '
Mr. Woody quoted financial
sources which rated . Haywood as
one of two counties west of Burke
whose bonds could be handled by
banks on short term. "This," he
said, "is- indicative of the position
Haywodd holds in the eyes of the
financial world. We are looked upon
as an excellent county for our abil
ity to pay off all indebtedness."
Haywood county enjoys a rating
of 83 points, in the total program,
which gives it one of the highest
on record, )
Mr. Woody cited many things
(See Woody Page 8 ....
Jack Frost spread his white flna-
erg over the hills nd valleys of
naywood county Wednesday morn
ing, and he was right on time.
Records in the County Agent's
office indicate that over the years
me tirst irost occurs from Oct. 10th
to 12th, and Wednesday morning
was the 10th. ,
His movements so well anticipat
ed, it is not surprlsint: that the frl.
iu nine leuow uiied to achieve
surprise. Information hastily com
piled indicates that except for some
slightly bitten tobacco, a few to
matoes still on the vines, and a
number of unprepared toes, the
damage done was ncgllble. He did
not arrive in killing strength, how
ever, but he has thrown down his
white gauntlet; he too will return.
definite Heeds Seen For
immediate Improvement Oi
Hayvood School Plants
t Gain Shown Here
The first drawing for prizes in
the Trade Jubilee will take place
Saturday 'afternoon at 2:00 in 'the
High School stadium. Prizes in
elude one G. E. Electric Iron; one
pair of Dayton Rubber Koolfoam
plllows;'one Western Flyer bicycle;
and one Bulova wrlstwatch, lady or
man, -: ', '.
Drawings will continue every
week at the same Mme' and place
until Dec. 15th, when the climax
will be reached as a 1951 model
Bulck is given away.
The Trade Jubilee is being spon
sored by merchants n this area.
Report On Apples,
A report from the Department
of Agriculture indicates that the
harvest of Burlcy tobacco in North
Carolina is more than 90 com
plete. - l .
The apple crop, as reported by
the same agency, is rated 70
"fair and good," 15 "poor" and
the remaining 15 as "very good".
Cou"ty. in the first,
"5l, had average em-
',061 COVererl wnrkorc
' of 0.15 percent!
ith the last mmrtor
N wages Daid in thu
ft the quarter reached
"""Nils' emnlnvmont ;
! t-.in.,IV 111
fw the first quar
as 10 Derennt nhnvo
1 befwe, but slightly
for the lastquar-
" revealed by Chair-
Naent Security Com-
r" Carolina. This is
Moverprt Kt. .u
I r ,nnthly employ-
f to 690.022. pulled
W emP'yment in
. - v-u me nignest
Due to high inventories reached in
later months, employment prob
ably shows a decline in months
Payrolls in covered employment
in the first quarter of this year
amounted to $441,201,318. This
gives an average weekly wage of
$49 111 whlnh is above the first
auarter average for several years
but below the last quarter of 1950.
This is due to the fact that bonuses,
commissions and contingent or in
centive pay are frequently distrib
uted at the end of the year.
U0 mil j - .
w"' "e staff of the
THE GEORGE RAYS ARRIVE
FROM WASHINGTON ,
Sat. and Mrs. George (Nip) Ray
and infant daughter, Miriam, have
arrived from Washington, D. C,
and are residing at the apartment
of Mrs. Carl Medford at Lake Jun-
Sgt. Ray, who has been serving at
administrative assistant in tne ao
jutant General Orders Branch of
the Air Force, nas peen rcieasea
from duty. He will be connected
with Clyde Ray's Flower Shop.
Francis Says Public Can
Settle Dog Warden Issue
Charles C. Francis, chairman of
the County Board of Commission
ers announced today that if . tne
voters of Haywood County desired,
he would hold an open hearing on
the question of placing the county
under the provisions of the Yates
Dog Law which . requires the ap
pointment of a dog warden.
Several men in the sheep busi
ness have requested that such i
warden be appointed, according to
Mr Francis. The statewide law,
the author of which is Oral Yates
of this county, leaves the decision
to' the discretion of the county
nf each county.
' The law, which is listed as H.B.
198, Chapter 931 in the volume of
1951 Session Laws, is entitled:
"An art for the protection of and
advancement of the sheep raising,
poultry and livestock industry in
North Carolina, and creating the
nHin, nf r.niintv Don Warden in
of" the provisions of
Section 1 declares in part:
(See Francis Page 8)
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Keen enthusiasm, and a determ
ination to overcome an urgent
need, marked the county-wide
meeting here Tuesday night as the
Haywood school expansion program
was discussed, The meeting was
held under the auspices of the
Lions Club, with Dr. W. Boyd
Owen, president, presiding. Repre
sentatives from more than 110
civic clubs, and other organizations
had been invited.
With officials, as well as busi
ness men speaking, the conclusion
reached at the meeting were:
1 The need for expansion of
school facilities are urgent;
2 Haywood county is in a finan
cial position to support the propos
ed and urgently needed program:
3 Assurance of getting full val
ue for every dollar, and
4 The county-wide program
will be carried out in every detail
as proposed, with each school get
ting the funds as set up in the
program, as follows: "
Bethel elementary . ........ $469,700
Waynesville , high Vi:,.U..... 330:000
Waynesville elementary ... 260,000
Maggie .,.... ..;. ...,;...,.........., 46.000
Lake Junaluska 40,000
Rock Hill 31,000
East Waynesville .. : 7,000
Aliens Creek 10,000
Saunook . 5,000
Fines Creek 11,000
Clyde (repairs) 10,000
Mt. Sterling 3,000
Equipment new buildings 200,000
Canton schools . 605,000
The proposed bond Issue would
provide $2,000,000, with $346,000
from the state bond issue, und
$25,000 from the county capital
Dr. Owen, in opening the meet
ing, pointed out that the Lions
Club was Interested in the project,
and was sponsoring the meeting in
order to get the movement under
way throughout the county, lie
emphasized the fact that "this is
not a political issue, and the spon
sors are not in politics."
Mrs. Lucy Jones gave a compre
hensive report of the proposed
projects for each school in the
Haywood district, while A. J. Hut
chins did the same for the Canton
"The purpose of this expansion
program is to bring the building
needs up to standard. The recom
mendations," she said, "were made
after a thorough study of the coun
ty needs by three survey commit
tees named by the State Board of
"Our best qualified state school
leaders have offered us the sug
gestions that they feel will meet
Haywood's present needs as well
as the future," she continued.
Mrs. Jones termed the Waynes
ville Central Elementary school as
the most dangerous school building
in Haywood county .Pointing out
that the inside wooden stairways
were extremely dangerous, and the
building -excessively overcrowded,
even on the third floor.
A mimeographed sheet with each
proposed county-wide school pro
ject was passed out, and Mrs.
Jones discussed each school and
the needs, together' with the cost.
She cited a new modern build
ing recently completed In Jack
son county, where each classroom
was "self-contained" with all fa
cilities from rest room, to recrea
tion space, adequate light, and air,
Mr, Hutchins said the greatest
single need in Canton was a Jun
ior High building, together with
modernization of several grammar
"We have spent our share of the
state money ($150,000) and have
three major projects completed.
Our ultimate goal Is to have every
classroom modern and on a "self-
Mr. Hutchins also pointed put
that ample provision must be made
for the colored school children. He
said that with their new building,
their needs were meager, perhaps
including lockers and showers.
... The Canton school man suggest
ed an assistant ciititity superintend
ent. Inasmuch as the extra work
would be too much for one person
to attempt to carry on together
with administration duties.
, "With 43 years experience In
school work, I have explicit faith
that Haywood county will provide
what is rightfully deserved by our
The projects, under the propos
als of theiiond issue include:
Bethel Elementary, built in 1915,
overcrowded, even by utilizing par
titioned auditorium, and musty
rooms In damn basement. New pro
ject, costing $469,700, would have
10 primary classrooms, 20 graded
school classrooms, cafeteria, and
kitchen to serve 500, library, clinic
or first aid room, teacher's rest
room, principal's office, physical
'education renter with full playing
court, plus lockers.
Is Named For
New Route 1
Postmaster J. H. Howell announc
ed today the appointment of a
World War II veteran, W. M.-Bill'
Plott. as mail carrier on the new
ly established Route 1.
Located south of Waynesville,
the route wil) be opened Tuesday,
Also confirmed was the appoint
ment of C. W. MJnett as carrier on
Route No. 3. who has been working
the route for a year already, and
Milas Ferguson as the carrier on
Route No. 2. Mr. Ferguson has
been a substitute city carrier fur
2 Boards Propose To Elavc
Full-Time Inspector On
Job 01 Expanding Schools
Three Waynesville boys, two of
them brothers, have been accepted
for enlistment In the United States
Marine Corps, according to an an
nouncement today by SSgt. Buck
L. Lynch, Marine Recruiter, They
are: Dewey R. Stepp, 17. son of
Mr. and Mrs. J, F. Stepp, Route 1;
DDonald Smith' .19," nt Vsughir t.
Smith, 18, sons of Mr, and Mrs.
Henry Smith; Route 1,
All three boy were enlisted at
Raleigh, after successfully . pass
ing preliminary examinations, and
have been assigned to the Marine
Corps Recruit Depot at Parris
Island, for 8 weeks of basic train
ing, following which 10 day leaves
will be granted and assignments
made to a land, lea or air unit with
Crabtree, physical education class
room, with full playing court, agri
cultural shops, music room, and
(See Schools Pase 8)
York Rite Masons
For Friday Nicfht
Waynesville Chapter No. 69,
Royal Arch Masons, will hold a
Stated Convocation on Friday night
at 7:30 P. M.
Excellent Companion Joseph W.
Howell, High Priest, Invites all
visiting York Rite Masons to attend.
(Full text of resolution on pace 8)
Haywood citizens have been as
sured they will get full value for
every dollar for the school expan
sion program, which will be voted
on November 17th.
At a joint session of the Board
of Commissioners and the Board
of Education, the six members un
animously signed the plan which
will call for the appointment of
three or five prominent business
men to supervise the expansion
program, together with the boards.
'Another phase of the program is
for the two boards, together with
the committee, to employe "a per
son qualified from experience in
judging materials and construction
to close supervise, Inspect and be
responsible for seeing that all de
tails of any and all building con
tracts arc carried out strictly ac
cording to plans and specifications."
The text of the minutes of the
meeting, set out that the members
of the two boards are anxious that
the money for expanding the school
facilities of the county' "be spent
so as to receive 100 cents value for
evry dollar expended."
The members of the two boards
explained that since their time
would be limited as to what they
could devote to looking after the
multiple of details, that they
thought best to have this advisory
committee, together with the full
time Inspector to look after every
little detail, and see that "Haywood
gets, full value for each dollar
spent"- ' ' . ' -
The agreement, which Is part of
the official records, stipulates that
the two- boards, together with the
advisory committee, "shall select,
appoint, and contract with an ar
chitect, or architects,, engineers,
and assistants In carrying on said
The action of the officials clim
axed an eventful day in behalf of
the proposed school expansion
At a county-wide meeting of
representatives, it was brought out
that (1) the need for better schools
exists; (21 that Haywood can afford
better schools; and (3) that the of
ficials, by their actionassure the
taxpayers that the money will be
wisely and efficiently spent.
Haywood citizens recognized the
need, and looked to the future with
optimism here Tuesday night, as
the school expansion program was
discussed. Among those speaking
at the meeting, and their state
Willis Kirkpatrick, chairman
Canton school board "Everyone:
should serve a term on a school
board, or teach, in order to fully
realize the urgent need for bet-M
Midwest Travel Editors To
Visit Mile-High Overlook
A group of Midwest travel edi
tors are visiting the Great Smoky
Mountains of Western North Caro
lina this week-end.
State Advertising Director
Charles Parker, who is acting as
host, said that tentative plans
called for spending Friday night
at (Fontana and Saturday night at
Cataloochee Ranch, with tours Into
Nanlahala and Pisgah National For
ests and a look at the newly com
pleted link of the Blue Ridge Park
way near Soco Gap, and a stop
over at Cherokee in between.
The Great Smokies tour follows
a mote extended tour by editors
and A merkan. Automobile.. Associ
ation travel counselors, of the
Blue Ridge Parkway this spring,
which covered the mountain terri
tory from Asheville northeast.
The cdllori association, of which
S. Walter Lincoln of Chicago, sec
retary of the National Association
of Travel Organizations, Is presi
dent, already has plans to return
to North Carolina next year for a
week-end visit to the Blue Ridge
The Midwest party Includes Pres
ident Lincoln, who Is travel editor
of the Chicago Herald-American;
William Trepagnler, Michigan Mot
or News, Detroit; Frank Cipriani,
Chicago Tribune; Gretchen Rog
ers, Chicago Sun-Times; Leonard
R. Barnes, Detroit Motor News;
Harry W. Smith, Cleveland Plain
l)eler Fred - Burns," Cclnclnnatl
Times-Star; Pearl E. Hafstrom,
South Bend (Ind.) Tribune, and C.
M. Wagoner, Detroit Times.
J. W. Killlan, county chairman:'
After visitliig every school, 1 um
ashamed that they are so far from
being standard. Something must be
done, and that immediately."
Charles C. Francis chairman
board of commissioners "The
proposals seem to be on a fairly
reasonable basis. Realizing the con-4
ditlons as they exist in our schools
today, we are faced with correcting
the needs with this bond issue.
The big question is, what will bo
done If the bond Issue fails? We
added 10 cents more to the tax rule
this year for schools, and we might
be abjei to ske minor Improve-'
menfs each year, ''"but far from 7fl"
ing the needs. If the voters of
Haywood fail to approve this issue
on November 17th, I want it clear
ly understood that there will not
be any use to come to the commis
sioners next spring asking for fin
ancial help to correct the needs.
This bond issue is the thing we
To Send Members
Approximately 20 delegates from
Waynesville ill attend the three
day semi-annual circuit assembly
of Jehovah s witnesses scheduled
to be held October 19, 20 and 21 at
Hickory in the City Auditorium,
The main feature of the assem
bly will be the public lecture de
livered October 20 at 3:00 o'clock.
The subject is "Security In a
Troubled World." It will be given
by Grant Miller, 117 Adams St.,
Brooklyn. The public is welcome
at all meetings. Seats will be free
and no collections will be taken.
Frank M. Davis, commissioner
"There Is no question as to the
needs; and we can financially afford
to make our schools standard. With
those two issues settled, the officials
shall do everything possible to see
that the people get full value re
ceived for every dollar spent, and
when the projects are completed, to
have something which all will be
2-Day Livestock Show Set
Cars representing the twenty-six
organized communities of the
county and floats carrying ani
mals of each breed entered in the
show are expected to form part of
the livestock parade , Saturday
morning. W. A. Bradley, chairman
of the parade committee of the
Haywood County Livestock Show,
has requested the community direc
tor from each section to see that
his committee enters a ,car in the
parade. At the same time, super
intendsnts fr eseh breed have
Parade Plans Take Shape
For County Livestock Show
been asked to arrange for ani
mals of that breed ot be shown.
Leading the parade will be the
Senior band of Waynesville Town
ship High School and later in the
formation will appear the school's
Junior band, according to Charles
Isley, band director and member
of the parade committee. Starting
at 10 a.m. the parade will march
from the Waynesville First Baptist
Church to the Court House and
then to the Armory.
Cattle will be shown at the Arm
ory from 10 a.m. Friday through
3 p.m. Saturday. Classes include
dairy cattle, beef cattle, baby beef
and a Junior dairy show. Dairy cat
tle will be judged on Friday, be
ginning at 1 p.m. Judges will be
Homer Sink and J. D. Elrod. Beef
judging will take place on Satur
day at 10:30 a.m. following the
parade, with E. J. Whitmlre as one
of the judges.
Co-chairmen of the show are
M. O. Galloway and Frank M. Da
vis, chairmen respectively of the
Beef and Dairy Cattle commissions
of the Community Development
Mrs. R. W. Dobbs of Blackstone,
Va., is visiting relatives in Waynes
J. L. Worley, member county
school board "If every parent
would visit the schools, this bond
issue would readily pass. 1 had
more comforts In school 52 years
ago than many students have today.
That is not in keeping with pro
Jarvis II. Allison, commissioner
"I am Interested In seeing that
each school- has proper sanitary
facilities, and that there Is a teach
er for each grade. This is our responsibility."
J.R.Sechrest. vice chairman Can
ton board "We are creating a lot
of problems for the school children
of today to solve; the least we can
(See Citizens Pace 8)
Beer, Wine Petitions To
Be Given Board Next Week
Petitions, bearing approximately
2500 signatures of Haywood voters
will be filed with the Board of Elec
tions Tuesday or Wednesday, ask
ing for a vote on abolishing wine
. The petitions were sponsored by
the Haywood Ministerial Associa
tion, and presented at the meeting
of the organization last Monday by
their Moral and Civic Welfare
Under the new' law. the board of
elections will have 30 days In which
to check the petitions and set a
date for tW election, upon finding
that 1589 qualified voters signed
The same law stipulates that
such an election cannot be held
within 60 days of any other elec
tion. The campaign began about 90
days ago, when the ministerial as
sociation circulated the petitions.
The committee In charge was com
posed of Pev. t.. V.. Msbry, chair
man;- Kev. J. E.-YounlZTKetf. C, O.
Newell, Rev. M. R. Williamson, and
Rev. Horace L. Smith.
Injured .... 47
Killed .... 3
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Hlhway Patrol.)