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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
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66th YEAR NO. 90 16 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 8, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
New Hospital Wing Visualized
f - ,
43.1 Miles Of County
Roads To Be Paved ,
hoo! drive. ,
Is failed to
'This is an architect's drawlng.of the $750,000 addition now under construction at the Haywood County Hospital. The new addition
will add 49 beds to the present structure, and give the county one of the best hospital plants in Western North Carolina.
With The Press
I the score of the Duke
lame?" asked the voice
flg the reply, Ask Turn-
this reporter said in
on and I'll look It up."
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oaoer containing the
is.-ing. But the voice
asked urgently: "Can't
1 please? It's very im-
td search through al
papers finally produc-
puilainiiig the informa-
fed. tho reporter re
fill the voice said joy-
ti' right down to pick
ilis bier the owner of
rived, took one look
"id; 1 win six bucks,"
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vporter put a nickel
fn pocket into the cash
returned to his type-
'Nickels For Know-How1
Plan Approved 783 to 45
A vote of approval of 103 to 19
for the 'Nickels For Know-How"
plan to expand state agricultural
research has been reported by the
county agent's office from the
11 Haywood communities whose
vote was not announced Monday.
No votes were cast in the
four of the last 11 districts to
report their '.; vote. They were
Cecil, . Jonathan Creek, Maggie,
and South Clyde.
Results from the 16 other
polling places were announced on
Monday. The total vote, listed by
Wayne Corpening, county agent,
was 783 to 45. , 7: .' ' -h. '
Results listed' bV.v the1'
agent, with affirmative votes first!
Paving Of 13
Pen Nov. 12
i. - . '
ji'avis announced today
fly Commissioners that
''Plion of the Sheriff's
wood County Court
llie closed on Nov. 12th.
I 1 hat since Armistice
nlll) Slinil:i!H! I ha cion
enable the folk at the
!(l have a holiday.
f the 4-i I club county
? be elected at a meet-
f. m. Saaturday, it was
?" by the county
Club work in Hay
4 lor the next vpr will
fused at Sahirriav't
t;1 '. Preston, Jr., dean
'f of Forestry at North
e College, will be the
at the quarterly meet-
.fiywood County State
f i Club at 7 p.m.
f; who's in Canton.
r be elected at
I Monday, according to
were; ,;,, -. , .
." .. : . . ..
tcii, iio votes recorded- Center
Pigeon. 12 to 1: Cruso 23 to 0: Dell-
wood 1ft totj; Jonathan Creek, no
votes; " Lower Jonathan, 8 to 14;
Maggie( no Votes; North Clyde, 24
to 2; South Clyde, no votes; and
Stamey Cove 17 to 2.
' Votes reported Monday inculded:
Aliens Creek, 68 to 0; Beaver
dam, 24 to 3; Crabtree 32 tto 0;
East Pigeon, 64 to 3; Fines Creek,
42 to 3; Francis Cove, 29 to 0;
Hominy 59 to 0; Iron Duff 13 to.0;
Morning Star, 67 to 4; Mt. Sterling,
16 to 1; Ratcliffe Cove, 32 to 0;
Sounook, 35 to 0; Thickety, 85 to 3;
Waynesville, 77 to 1; West Pigeon,
15 to 5; and White Ook, 28 to 3.
The proposal put up to North
Carolina farmers in the statewide
referendum last week was whether
to impose an assessment of five
cents on each ton of feed and ferti
lizer sold in order to finance ex
pansion of state agricultural re
search. The proposal won overwhelming
ly approval, with Haywood county
listed as one of the top Western
North Carlina counties in its mar
gin of affirmative votes.
The State Highway Commission
completed the grading and surfae
ing with traffic-bound macadam on
thirteen secondary roads In Hay
wood county during October, Chair
man Henry W. Jordan announced
A tnlal nf 2 7 mllps rvn Dnavps
"T1 stree,- North Woodland, Ralph
Queen, Parris Road, Warren Cove
Post In England
Charles Edwards, and his sis
ter, Mrs. John Klopp, of Lake
Junaluska, left here today for
Durham for a family reunion
with their parents, Prof, and
Mrs. Charles Edwards, Sr., and
their brother, Dan Edwards,
assistant secretary of defense.
Mr. Edwards has been reassign
ed from Washington to an Im
portant diplomatic post In Eng
land, and is to assume his new
overseas duties Nov. 19. He Is a
former resident of Waynesville,
and has returned here often to
spend summer vacations.
Prof. Edwards, now retired, Is
former Duke University instruc
tor. . ,' :
mils Soy ill
! Robinson Road, Palmer' Road, Mar-
cia Head Road, Rose Cove Road,
Old 284, Jonathans Creek and the
Underwood Development were com
pleted. These projects ranged from
one-tenth mile to four-tenths of a
These projects were financed by
the Secondary Road Bond program.
Two and one-tenth miles in Lake
Junaluska were graded and sur
faced with traffic-bound macadam.
This was also financed by the Sec
ondary Road Bond program. '
Three and nine-tenths miles in
Max Patch were graded, drained
and surfaced with traffic-bound
Eight and seven-tenths miles of
paving were completed in Haywood
county for the month of October.
A banquet honoring the Gold
Star Parents of this section of thc
county will be held by the Haywood
Legion Post No, 47 and Hie ladies
Auxiliary of the Post at the Hazel
wood Elementary school cafeteria
on Saturday, November 10 at 7 p.
m. The Gold Star Parents will be
thc guests of honor,
An address by Judge Dan K.
Moore, of Sylva, will be a feature
of the program.
The menu for the banquet will
include roast turkey, With all the
All Legionnaires of this section
are being urged by local officers
of the Haywood Post to attend.
Tickets are available from any
legion officer at $1.50 per person.
I November 8 Thurs.
. ul Cold v;a.. fi
by the staff of
Max. Min, Rainfall
James E.. Walker, Jr., the man
ager of the Bernard-Walker Ware
housese in Rocky Mount, Vidalia,
Ga., Hazel hurst, Ga., and Asheville
predicted today that prices for bur
ley tobacco would be higher this
year. ' . .
"With a good crop in Haywood
County I am confident that the
farmers will enjoy a most prosper
ous season," he said.
The Bernard-Walker Warehouses
are celebrating their 14th anniver
sary on the Asheville tobacco mar
ket this year. During the period of
their growth some of thc best mar
keting facilities In Western North
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Francis
left today for their home in Knob
Noster, Missouri, after a three
weeks visit with relatives here.
An unusual accident look thc life
of a Haywood County youth at 11
p. m. Tuesday when a dead chest
nut tree uprooted by the wind-
fell on Junior Paul Rathbone, 18,
of Fines Creek
The mishap occurred un the farm
of Mark Ferguson at Shelton
Laurel, where young Rathbone,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Rath
bone of Fines Creek, was cutting
hardwood for the Champion Paper
and Fibre Co.. at Canton,
He was trimming a fulled ottk
tree when the dead chestnut tree,
toppled over by the wind, fell and
pinned Miri'tOlnc ground. Working
with him at the time were Ander
son Sutton and Jarvls Clark, both
ol Fines Creek.
Haywood Sheriff Fred Campbell
and Coroner Dr. J. Frank Pate
wore summoned to the scene of the
accident. Dr. Pate attributed the
youth's death to internal Injuries,
a broken back, and crushed chest.
Rathbone was injured at the
Ferguson farm about six weeks ago
when he suffered a broken arm
when thrown from a horse. He had
returned to work only a week ago.
Junior Paul, a former student at
Fines Creok School, is survived by
his parents; a brother, Nathaniel;
a sister, Minnie; two half-brothers,
Alfred and Mllburn Price; the ma
ternal grandfather, Lloyd Ledford,
of Fines Creek, and the paternal
grandmother, Mrs. Matlle Rath
bone, also of Fines Creek.
; Funeral services - were held at
two o'clock this afternoon at the
Fines Creek Baptist Church with
Major Cecil Brown of the Salvation
Army officiating. Burial was in
Fines Creek Cemetery under the
direction of Crawford Funeral
A total of 41 names were drawn
on the Haywood jury panel for ser
vice in the November term of Su
perior Court which will convene
Of that number, two persons
were found to have moved out of
thc state, and a third out of the
county. One man was listed as de
ceased and another presented
doctor's certificate stating that he
would be unable to serve because
of ill health.
Designated to serve during the
first week of court were.
Wilson Trantham of Beaverdain,
Ora T. Shipman of Pigeon, M. G.
Reeves of Beaverdain, Harley Mc
Elroy of Cove Creek, Jack O'Neal
of Beaverdam, Haywood Saunders
of Beaverdam, Orville Cogdill of
Waynesville, Mrs, Minnie Recce 'of
Waynesville, Temp Phillips of Jon
athan Creek, M, Morrison of Way
nesville, J. H. Grooms of Waynes
ville, W. J. Brown of Beaverdam,
Maggie Justice of Waynesville, W.
D. Earley of Waynesville, R. Letch,
or Reeves of Beaverdam, Joe Car
ver of Jonathan Creek, Mrs. R. W.
Howell of Jonathan Creek, W. R
Medford of Beaverdam, and Robert
O. Rowe of Beaverdam.
Chosen for service during the
second week were:
George F. Worley of Beaverdam,
W. Brooks Young of Waynesville,
Robert IL .Brown og Pigeon, Bob
Messer of Ivy Hill, A. M. Frazier of
Cecil, Mrs. Josephine Cook of Way
nesville, Steve McCrackcn of Clyde,
I, B. Pleas or .East Sork, Mianle
Davis of Clyde, D. H. Harkins of
Beaverdain, Arthur Conard of
Jonathan Creek, Mrs. Ethel Pharr
of Pigeon. Glesson Belt of Waynes
ville, W. W, Collins of Waynesville,
Mrs. Sam Arrington of Waynes
vllk, and J. H. Way, Jr. of Waynes
Henry Bridges, State Auditor,
will deliver the principal speech
.at -'the .regular .'meeting of the
Waynesville Lions Club tonight
at 7:00. He is expected to (ell
the group, meeting in Patrick's
Cafe, of the State's current fi
T. Grady Boyd
Dies In Hospital
Thomas Grady Boyd, 59, died
early this morning at' Moore Gen
eral Hospital following nn illness
of several years. He had been a
patient at the hospital for the past
Mr. Boyd was owner of Boyd
iYiioJjwale .Coiuiwu.hiii:a, Uu"i
a member of the First Methodist
Church, a veteran of World War 1
and a member of the local post of
the American Legion. He was a
native of Haywood County, the son
of the lale James R. and Sally
Surviving are the widow, the
More than 200 cases already are ' former Miss Cornelia Bell; one
on the calendar for Superior Court
action this 'month. Approximately
105 were continued from the July
term of court, and an additional 57
have been added to date. About 15
or 20 more probably will be sched
uled between now and November
19 when the court convenes,
Another in the series of trade
jubilees sponsored by the Waynes
ville Merchants Association will be
held Saturday at 2 p. m. on the
football field. The usual large
crowd is expected to attend. Dur
ing the program four gifts will be
presented to some lucky persons.
The gifts this week will be: A
five-piece knotty-pine living room
set! a 14-piece Imperial Glass
punchbowl set a Westinghouse twin to her home in btanron, icnn., at
waffle iron; and a Sheaffer pen andjter a visit to her sonsF.L-Timbes
pencil set worth $14.00. and Gilliam Timbes.
Girl At Morning Star
Gets Rich The Hard Way
Freda Trantham, 5-ycar-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Trantham of Morning Star Is 25
cents poorer today than she was
the first of the week. But she's
also much happier
The trouble is that Freda ac
quired her recent wealth the hard
Carolina hava been developed for way Internally. It all happened
growers of burlev tobacco. Their Sunday when she swallowed a
the Mission Hospital in Asheville.
A surgeon at the hospital, oper
ating Monday with a local anaes
thesia managed to retrieve the two
bits from Fredia's stomach, and she
was sent home the next day.
Presumably the quarter is still
In the Trantham family but right
now it Isn't in Freda's personal
Don't take less than the
Mrs. F. L. Timbes has returned
17 Communities Choose
Queens For Tobacco Show
quarter, and hud to be rushed to possession.
"Do Your Christmas Mailing
Early." : 1
The same old story, with a famil
iar ring, but one that has a lot of
meaning this year, according to
Postmaster J. H. Howell.
The post office department has
just made a survey of Santa's bag,
and are convinced that unless peo
ple mall early this year, there will
be some disappointments in store
for those who wait.
Postmaster Howell also pointed
out that the Importance of mailing
overseas packages by November
15th still stands. He said such
mailing here had been slow, but ex
pected a pick-up the first of the
Postmaster Howell said the sug
gestion of mailing early both do
mestic and overseas was not just
an idle slogan, but for the 1951 sea
son it has a definite meaning and
one of merit. '
daughter, Mrs. Erwin Buruin; and
one son, Thomas Grady Boyd, Jr.,
all of Waynesville,
Also seven sisters, Mrs. T. O.
Cliafln of Waynesville, Routed t,
Miss Daisy Boyd, Miss Bessie Boyd,
Mrs. II. G, Clayton, and Mrs. J. J,
Ferguson of Waynesville, Mrs. Wil
liam Smith of Riverdale. Georgia,
and Mrs. Joseph Webster of Co
lumbus, Ohio; and two brothers,
John and James Boyd, Jr., of Way
nesville. Funeral arrangements, under the
direction of Garrett Funeral Home,
L. D. Thrash, 10th Division High
way Commissioner, in a report re
cently to the County Commission
ers stated that a total of 42.2 miles
of road have been paved in Hay
wood County. The roads were list.
ed, along with the paved mileage.
They are: . t '..-.-
Crabtree Mountain, 1.6; Fibre.
vllle, 0.5; River Road, 1.8; Lake Lo
gan, 4.8; Aliens Creek, 1.3; Hyatt
Creek, 0.7; Plott Creek, 1.1; Eagles
Nest, 0.9; Howell Mill. 0.9: Fines
Creek, 1.0; Center Pigeon, 1.5; Iron
Duff, 1.2; Hyder Mountain, 5.1;
Beaverdam, 1.8; Crabtree 2.3;
Dutch Cove. 2.3; Phillipsville, 2.0:
Lake Junaluska, 2.1; Hannah Cove,
2.1; Rhodarmer, 0.9; Queen Town,
1.0; Old 284. 1.4; and Max Patch,
Scheduled for paving "as soon
as possible" are: Henson Cove, 2.4:
Nlnevah, 1.7; McClure, 0.8; Cole
man Mountain, 3.0; Ironduff . 2.9;
Old Crabtree, 1,9 Thompson Cove,
1.2; Thickety, 4.7; Worley Cove,
0.6; Hemphill, 3.5; Clyde Loop. 3.5;
Ratcliffe Cove, 1.2; Mooney Cove.
1.5; Riverside, 2.2; Burnett Cove,
1.0; White Oak Road. 2.0; Water-
ville road, 1.0; Dix Creek. 0.4; Lit
tle East Fork, 2.0; Cross Road, 0.4;
and Central Patton and Ellen
Streets (Green Hill) 0.4.
Also included are: Dewey Street
Green Hills) 0.3; Holtzclaw, 0.9:
Reynolds School Road, 0.2: Pisgah
Creek, 1.3; Stamey Cove, 0.5: Jones"
'Cttvtf BoadrO.T; and Sunny sMej 0..
Thrash emphasized in his report
that the roads are not listed in the
order in which they will be paved.
He also said that it will take all of
next summer and part of the 1953
summer to finish the program.
All school bus roads have been
strengthened, continued Thrash.
and school officials have been ask
ed to report muddy places so that
they may be rocked Immediately,
"Practically all mud roads where
enough people live to justify it."
he added, "have been graded,
drained, and rocked for all year
In conclusion Mr. Thrash point
ed out that $903,590.14 of bood
money has been spent, leaving a
balance of $987,444.88 as of Sep
Seven more queens have been ,
named by Haywood county com
munities to compete for the title
of queen of the Tobacco and Home
Demonstration exhibition to be held
here November 16-17.
The list of a total of 17 com
munity queens selected to date in
cludes: Saunook, Mary Evelyn Plem
mons; Ratcliffe Cove, Betty Mash
burn; Morning Star, Barbara Set
zer; White Oak, Estalee Duckett;
Cruson, Clara Mae Henson; Hom
iny, Shirley Jones; Stamey Cove.
Judy Stevenson; Maggie, Mouriene
Carver; Thickety, Betty Jean Ford;
Francis Cove, Dorothy Bridges;
Aliens Creek, Mary Jo Hembree;
Upper Crabtree, Bonnie Sue Jus
tice; Beaverdam,' Mary Evelyn Rob
inson; Center Pigeon, Joyce Sue
Sheffield; West Pigeon, Theresa
Wright; Iron Duff, Claudie Sue
Crawford; and Fines Creek, Phyl
lis Russell. '
Community queens will appear
on a program Friday night, and ride
, in a parade Saturday morning.
Queen of the exhibition will be
crowned Saturday evening.
Sanja Completes - Plans -For
Visit To Haywood
Word was received here today from The Mountaineer
correspondent at the North Pole that Santa Claus will make
his pre-season appearance here promptly at 3 p. m. Friday,
November 16 regardless of whether its snowing, raining,
or the sun is shining.
Santa will make his first call at 3 o'clock at the Hazel-
wood town hall where he will distribute candy to his small
friends. Then Mr. C. will climb aboard the Hazelwood fire
truck, and ride to the Haywood court house where he will
hand out the remainder of his king-sized load of candy.
While here Santa will ride in the burley parade at 10:30
p. m. Saturday, November 17, and Saturday afternoon will
make a special appearance at the Merchant's Trade Jubilee
program at the high school stadium. r 1 '
Officials Al High Point
Dr. I. M. Weir, county health of
ficer; George W. Rountree, county
sanitation officer, and Miss Eliza
beth Glavich, health department
laboratory technician, visited the
High Point laboratory branch of
the Guilford County health depart
ment to inspect milk-testing facil
Did you wake up shivering?
No, the current wasn't off in
your electric blanket; you simply
failed to turn it up liiuh enough
to match the coldest night and
morning thus for this season.
, Yep, as officially recorded by
the staff of thc State Test Farm,
the official mercury was down to
15 degrees this morning.
Kiwanis - Club Hear s Talk 7
In New Service Insurance
The following organizations have
officially gone on record as being
100 per cent behind the school ex
pansion program here in Haywood
county. The election is set for
Saturday, December 15th. Others
are expected to be added later.
American Legion, Post No. 17.
Waynesville Woman's Club.
Business and Professional Wo
East Waynesville PTA.
Mountain View Garden Club.
United Daughters, of Confed
Waynesville Jaycees. ,
Bethel . PTA. --- -
Fred C. Wilkenloh, District Man
ager of the Metropolitan Life In
surarice Company, told the Ki
wanis Club of Waynesville, at their
weekly meeting Tuesday night, that
it cost the taxpayers of the country
$457,000,000.00 more because of
National Service Life Insurance
than it would have cost had they
simply given $10,000.00 , outright
for all war-caused deaths.
Wilkenloh, also with nine other
members of the Asheville Kiwanis
ly enacted laws regarding govern
ment insurance for servicemen, and
pointed out some of the weaknesses
of the old NSLI as well as present
"Thc government." he said, "still
has 40 billion dollars invested in
life insurance out of the 121 bil
lion that was in force during thc
late World War.
"The threat of a new world war
made the government decide to
take some action to correct faults
Club, put on a "Model Meeting" Un the old law. Under the present
for the entertainment and instruc
tion of the newly organized local
club. Fenton T. Erwin, president
of the Asheville group, presided.
. The principal, speaker was Mr.
Wilkenloh, He discussed thc new-
arrangement the government will
automatically pay $10,000.00 to the
beneficiary of any serviceman or
woman killed in line of duty. There
will be no .charge for this, but it
(See Kiwanis--Page 8 : "
Injured .... 50
f rom Records of