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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
ide Jubilee Tickets
66th YEAR NO. 83 12 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 15, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countit
I nt officers often
r . unusual problems
' wi ich are now an.
.L 1 v manual.
IX C of of Police O. L.
tHMe!wood was confront
'0Df of those unusual in
I a fumomer a man who
hailed into police court,
1 2 65 the usual fee for
paid his fine, and left
L minutes he was back.
h the chief aside, said:
rhief, don't I get 12 of
. uCKeis lur me
you?" : : ,
ji, .plained that the
New Hospital Wing Begins To Grow
lout a y
in enterprise be-
ities did not par-
uer" looked more
r, but went his
HaVwoo. ' county Knows
Devils ot Duke University
Lunch defender in assist
ant Turner camey.
aftsr the Duke-Tennessee
rathey received several
Lmpathy, but finally one
se$ that momentarily mi
k spirits. The writer asked
fy to 'arrange a game oe
ike ai? pierce College. -
kation. nowever, fim
a scnooi ior gins.
er In Paris
utative Monroe Redden,
abroaP on ; business of
reported to the Moun
day that Paris is beau
Apparently, however, he
Inakins the usual inspec-
I e average tourist for the
n he mi-'ntionel talking to
bral named "Ike". How-
Redden promised that
have a lot to tell on his
lout Nov. !3th. coum it De
en puisuaded Ike to run
arleton Weatherby an
this morning that the
era' game with Christ
k heen pJsiponea one aay.
Fridav night it will oc-
m. Saturday on Christ
lome fidd at Arden.
Weather'V spent Satur
moon icouting Christ
their wei'd 8 to 9 loss to
Christ School almost won
ith one minute to go they
Brevard's tone foot line
fumbled. Y'They'll give
fight," he ipncluded
jilWiWIHiWW' nun n II i . 1 i
With the arrival of needed steel the middle of last week, work is expected to continue rapidly on the three-quarter million -dollar addi
tion to the Haywood County Hospital Already completed is the foundation and part of the ground floor, which will house the boiler
room and kitchens.. -"In another thirty days, there ought to be plenty to see," says John T. Childs, construction superintendent
I St a IT Photo!
(p B e
Livestock Show Created
Much Interest; Highly
Thursday For Certain
The Mountaineer regrets that
due to mechanical difficulties in
the enmvlns- department. It was
impossible to Include a number
of pictures of the Livestock Show
as previously planned in today's
issue. These pictures will appear
Farm And Home Page As
New Feature Each Monday
Beginning today is a special
Monday feature A Farm and
Home page. This special page will
ho HnvntpH fn things nf snprlul in.
.' A reorganization of rural mail tcrest to farmers and homemakers
routes.-'' effective tomorrow has f u..u,.j M,,ntM '
fSvfetr-ave-Ta'ther'cnnftfslhg asi Tpla7are to "have a" 'rieToi In
far as numbers, are concerned. As teresting pictures as well as timely
?xpiameu louay uy one ui iiik articles of educational value to
riers the following ! facts s became j 0llr readers... ,
clear. Much time and attention is be-
i Old routes 1 and 2 covered 671 ing given to the production of this
on file in thl Registrar's
Appalachian ?tate Teach-
It reveal thatj among the
enrolled this fall
P the following from
County; . . . . i
Ballard, senior, Clyde;
Devlin, senloi', 93 High
inton; Betty J3 Hender-
r' " North Min Street,
Jack Moody and James
freshman and junior
from Route 2,
Betty Ana Noland,
Route 2. Wiynesville;
Je Taylor, -freshman.
fe; John Robert iTerrell,
Koute 2, Clyde;
ahd 64 miles respectively. They
have been divided into three
routes, each having about 500 mail
boxes to fill. Very few additional
families are included.
W. M. "Bill" Plott will be the
carrier on the new route 1. He is
a World War II veteran who has
been doing substitute city mail car
rying for about a year. Milas Fer
guson, who has been carrying the
mail for 15 years will handle route
2, and C. W. Minett, for 24 years a
local carrier, will have charge of
If the folks along Balsam St. are
singing "No Letter Today," after
tomorrow they will have only them
selves to blame. Beginning then
they will have home delivery,
page which will be featured every
Monday in The Mountaineer. :
AH schools in Haywood County
with the exception of Mt. Sterling,
Cataloochee, and all colored
schools, will, be closed all day to-
i morrow, Tuesday, to auow me
! teachers to attend Western District
NCEA Convention in Asheville.
1 Students are asked by all teach
' ers to spend their time profitably
1 by catching up with-their hoine-
work and doing some outside read
pEDFORD AT OME
Mford, who uiiderwent
i operations at Emory
nospiui, Atlanta, re-
home last Tuesdav
Red to be restipg com-
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Pilot Farm Group
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Lane and
children,. Sammy, Mary Frances,
and Mike Lane, spent (he week-
- ThQ ift(!t nf four meetings of the ' end in Maryville, Tennessee as
JXMW ?. Swnm will j guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Roul-
be held at the Court House Thins-; elle. .
day night. The group will complete ; ' . .;.
work on the farm and home plans Mrs. Claude. McClure visited her
which have been under considera- J daughter, Miss Alawayne McClure,
tion for the past three meetings, i ?i Berca College last week end.
Band Given $300 Check By
iazelwood Boosters Club
Around 3,500 people packed the
stands of the football field Satur
day afternoon as the first drawing
in the Trade Jubilee took place.
Joe Boone of rrancis Cove was
the first winner, collecting a G.E.
electric iron. Mary Wyatt of Hazel
wooa was tne lucKy noicicr or a
ticket stub that brought her a pair
of Dayton Rubber Koolfoam pil
lows. Sammy Wlggens, also of Haz
elwood, won the Western Flyer bi
cycle, and Mrs. Jack Justice of
Balsam Road took the top prize,
a Bulova wristwatch.
According to Mrs. Robert M.
Boyd, Secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce, the four winning stubs
came from a box containing about
200,000. Merchants, she added, have
purchased 430,000 tickets for dis
tribution to customers.
Several minor problems arose in
connection with the drawing, said
Mrs. Boyd. Too many merchants
failed to tear off the stubs from
the string, and others, in tearing,
mutilated them. A number of tick
ets were put into the box instead
"But," continued Mrs. Boyd,
"those were the usual mistakes. All
of lis. were surprised and delight
ed by the crowd and the interest.
It was a great success."
Drawings will continue at the
same place and time,, 2 p.m., in the
High School stadium, every Satur
day until December 15th when a
1951 Buick vJll be given away.
'' The following organizations have
officially gone on record as being
L 100 per cent behind. tW-(-l
Illusion program here in Haywood
county,. Others are expected to be
added later. 1 1 ' , '
American Legion, Post No,
j Okay, you armchair quarter
backs,, hero's the . chance you've
been looking forward to. The
Merchants of Haywood County are
giving you an opportunity to make
some money and prove to the world
that you weren't second guessing
when you said Notre Dame would
A new cosiest, beginning In this
Issue, requires that you fill out the
official entry blank, which you will
find on the sports page, with the
names of the winner of games you
will find contained In various ad
vertisements In today's paper.
Each yeek there will be a new
contest and a $10.00 prize. At the
end of the season the highest scor
er will be awarded a flrand prize,
but note, to be eligible for it you
have to enter every week.
Ties will be decided in favor of
4iir lwHi(itfak:i.whOv,TiHi9t 9 9irly
gucsse4ne combined score of the
next Waynesvill High School game.
Complete rules can be found on
the page containing the names of
the teams. ; .
So get busy, folks. Prove to your
neighbor that you know what the
score Is, and, by doing so, win
enough money to take your fam
ily to the next big game.
Mrs. Love Retires As
Town Clerk After Seeing
Many Changes Occur Here
i organizations include the Jaycees,
I Lions, Elks and Rotary organlza-
P lot miirh ohs'Jt'riMn
V Monday and TuAsda.
tlml.j t ."""K
f oy the staff of the
27 . .;:,.,.
Thev began by laying 'plans
again being co-sponsors.
Knee Pants Baseball leaguo
Thon thpv oiomlHly voted
turn over to the Bi'iul Committee
During the business session
Ridge' With Fire
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
ihtAr innnlhlV lH'OEl'am hist
Thorsdav riifih't into a "school pro-; lions.
mouuu ii o. ...... . n r nomMl Ralnh Sum
fr- ' I 1 Cfllti UV 1-jcimc, ""
i vt,tffiMir vnm Miiffni ami w .11.
of the 1 . ; ,iiM(r nnnimil. 1 hind nf Wavne&villA. knpu vht- tn
"lee to report next meeting. do when his men were struck re-
t,u M It Bowles cited the urgent cently at the bottom of "Bloody
,i fr naccaItp nf.thp school': R'dge.' Communist soldiers were
WITH THE 2ND INF. DIV. IN
KOREA 1st Lt. Robert 'Gilli-
0f $300 for use of th'' !bond issue. He told of the plans to : heavily entrenched on the slopes
;ao"vc, so uiiniuna nauea ins men
' and sent for flame throwers.
I When they arrived, two men
carried them forward, stopping 25-
band, and then for more ihan an ; cnlaIge lno school grounds at Haz
hour, discussed the proposed scnoo , elwood and the type 0f lmprove
PKDansion Drogram, and voted 100 1 mnnts promised under the .bond
Hper cent to back the boniissue program for the school,
Mrs. Hedwig A. Love, Waynes
ville town clerk who retired early
this month, plans to keep on work
ing, "but right around my own
home " Mrs. Love has been keeping
the wheels of the town government
in smooth running order for exact
ly twenty years. She has naturally
seen many changes in the town and
its way of living,
"You can tell a lol about the peo
ple by their water and light bills,"
she says, "as well as their taxes.
For instance, since I've been here,
the number of users of power and
water has almost trebled. Not
only has the population of the town
increased, but more and more peo
ple are installing electric stoves.
water neuters and similar equip
ment, "I came at the beginning of the
depression, and a good deal of my
time was spent In listening to hard,
luck stories.. As business Improved,
people were able to afford the con
veniences of town water, and elec
tricity lor lighting, cooking and
"Speaking of hard-luck tales,"
Manager Grayden Ferguson inter
posed, "I don't think you'd have
room enough in the paper to put
down all the 'gripes' she h,-is laken
(See Mrs, Love Page 2)
A flourishing future as well as
a prosperous present for livestock
in Haywood county was predicted
at the Livestock Show Friday and
Saturday as youngsters under 21
not only showed fine animals in
their own junior shows, but cap.
lured a large proportion of awards
In the dairy show open to all
breeders. Approximately 150 ani
mals were entered in the two-day
Among those who garnered rib
bons in both shows were Johnny
Mack Ferguson, Loy Lee William
son, Nicky Williamson, Vaughn
Burnelte, Carl Green, Jr., Patsy
and Maxlne Sims, Helen Klrkpat
rick, Tom Klrkpatrick, Jerry Fos
ter, Charles Mainous, Wade Fran
els, and Lou Ann Osborne.
A crowd estimated at over
thousand gathered at the Armory
on the two days of the show to
watch the judging and Inspect the
animals. Judges were Homer Sink,
M. R. Whisenhunt and E. J. Whit-
In view of the number of animals
shown and the size of the atten
dance, officials expressed the hope
that by this time next year a per-
mnnent show ground might be con
structed. A parade Saturday morning fea
tured animals of the various breeds
shown,' as well as music by the
Waynesville hjgh senior and junior
bancU( and cars carrying represen
tatives of the many groups whose
efforts made the show possible.
The Danish system of judging
was used, with blue, red and white
ribbons comparable to first, sec
ond and third places. Awards were
as follows: -" -
JUNIOR DAIRY SHOW
Junior calf Johnny Mack Fer
guson ; (two), " John McCraeke'ri,"
Lloyd Bridges, blue ribbons; Bob
Cody, Mary Alice Leopard, Tom
Cogdill. Arthur Hay, Joe Dotson,
Senior calf Junius Mashburn,
Harold Ledbetter, Loy Lee Wil
liamson, blue ribbons; Nicky Wil
liamson, Gerald Henson, Donald
Burnette, Jack Chason, red rib
bons. Junior yearling Lou Ann Os
borne, Vaughn Burnette, Jerry
Foster, red ribbons.
Senior yearling Wade Francis,
Tom Klrkpatrick, blue ribbons.
Two-year-old Johnny Mack Fer
guson, Ernestine Osborne, blue rib
bon. Four-year-old Johnny Mack
Ferguson, blue ribbon; Harley
Caldwell, 'ed ribbon. ;
Grand and reserve champions
Johnny Mack Ferguson,
Junior calf Tommy Klrkpatrick,
blue ribbon. Senior calf Tommy
Leopard, bluo ribbon; Patsy Sims,
blue ribbon, Junior yearling Max
lne Sims, blue ribbon. Four-year-old
Helen Klrkpatrick, blue rib
bon. 'Grand champion Helen Klrk
patrick. Reserve champion Tom
Junior calf Carl Green, Jr, blue
ribbon. Junior yearling Charles
(See Livestock Page 2)
A check for $20,000 to apply to
Haywood's debt went Into the mails v
this morning, It was learned from '
James Kirkpatrick, county auditor. '
This payment brings Haywood's
total debt down to $662,000, which '
is everything the county owes, in
cluding the $215,000 in Hospital
A check up of the county bonds.
shows that everything will be paid
off In full by 1960, except the re
cently issued Hospital bonds".
Mr. Kirkpatrick said that 25
cents of the current tax rate is now
going for the debt service. Under
present plans, the bulk of the debt
will be paid in full by 1960, which
will give substantial relief to lax
payers. . ,
The county auditor pointed out
that the Increase In taxes for the
school expansion program would be
in a sense, reverted to the present
expenditure for debt service. '
"After 1960, our proposed tax .
rate for all debt service should be
on a par with what . it is today,"
"I believe that the taxpayers
will be paying just a very few
cents more for the school program
In 1960 than they are paying Ibday,
And in view of inflationary pricey
the present tax rate of $1.50 lrj i
Haywood is far below that of the
average county In the state." f
"Looking ahead, and realizing
what a small debt Haywood has, I
agree with Jonathan Woody that
this county can well afford the
proposed school expansion pro- '
gram". ' I
R. T. Messer
Hit By Car :
A fnrmpr hpurl nf tho Si'hnnl
Board, R, T. Messer, suffered 4
t..l.. ...1.... . .1
hit by a Car enroute to tlwyfoot-
Dau game. mr. messer, was is 74
years old, is reported to have
stepped out into the traffic chok
Latest reports from the Haywood
County Hospital r this afternoon
Indicate that Mr. Messer Is "do
ing nicely,"-after "a comfortable .
Chief Orville Noland said today
that the investigation into the ac
cident is still Incomplete. No
charges have as yet been preferred
against the driver of the car,
The Police Department had a
busy weekend In addition to duties
required of them by football and
the Trade Jubilee drawing. They
arrested 16 people, one for reckless
driving and the remainder for be
The Sheriff office reported that
21 people were jailed over the
weekend. One, a drunken driver,
was caught In Canton by Patrol-
man Woolen and Deputy Jones. An
other drunken driver was captured
rby Chief Sutton in Hazelwood, who
reported that "He was the drunk
est man I've ever seen."
Youngest Blue Ribbon Winner
C. N. Allen,
former member of ' ,,rom lne , DunKer' J,"t
the school board, paid high tribute;'"" " V I
Lawrence Leatherwood for hi, "?- " ,...!
v ' . . ....... - .. r. ' : tha Ha7.lwnI school 1 u,dl we lwo " .
Dr. Stuart koocisoo - , I c ''at least with the throwers." said
,. nn thP nlans tor carry inji n auaimng inc rauu i one
. H,.wt roar .... poi? nm
f m KnPP Hants LiCHKue nwu, muvc boiviii
I. K Barber was in enmse
the program, and Sam Lane, pi-esi-
He pointed out that ! n KnrBanc 4llct nH
(ran. They made wonderful targets
for the guys behind us.''
pointing out that a conference had during the 12 years Mr. Leather
T 'i i!v.ij ..,1th .lark Justice of wood had been principal of the
Canton relative to a msmci iisui. scnooi u.ul r , . .
.T nerhaDS participation in the had been attained. In response, Mr .
Som?i tournament At the next ; Leatherwood said that the attain- Torn Gibson, student at Wake
nHnff'nf the club a 25-minute mcnt bribe rating was due to the j Forest College, spent the week-end
SimW Knee Pants League play cooperation of all the faculty, 1 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
would be Shown Other snWonnp ,.i,nl 1)o.ird. patrons and students. K-bert Gibson.
W7 c a '":-':-';
Six-year-old Tommy Leopard of Ratcliffe Cove wears the blue ribbon won by his Ilolsteiu senior" calf"
in the junior dairy show. He is the son of Mr." and Mrs. Lem Leopard. Winning dairv cuttle hnnors
runs in the Leopard family, pioneer ot dairying in Ratcliffe Cove, i Stuff Polo.
Mrs. Gentry :
Mrs. P. H. Gentry has been ap
pointed town clerk of Waynesville.
Town Manager Grayden Ferguson
announced today. She succeeds Mrs.
Hedwig A. Love, who resigned this
month after twenty years' service.
Mrs. Gentry comes to the Town
Hall from the REA office.
Mrs. A, D. Harrison, assistant
clerk, has been serving since Sep
tember 1. She was formerly em
ployed by Frank Ferguson, attorney.
(To Date) 4
(This information com-
piled from ' Records of
State Hlhway FatroD '
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