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66th YEAR NO. 94
Published Twicc-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 22, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Lawrence Davis Sworn In As New Mayor Of Hazelwood
l Jane w
L GiUw. co the Jail.
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, unusual about tnai, oe-
il to prisoners passes
L sheriff's office. On the
the envelope, wmcn nao.
Li hv a rengious eiuuy,
in large pom
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kt morning noot-iv wuu
t judge in tne coun, room
red a sentence of 25 to 30
shooting a white man late
ipn Duckett, 51. of New-
Virainia, died Saturday
idc Hospital after a long
a native of Waynesville,
of the late E. T. Duckett
sa Surrett Duckett. He
employed for the past
ars by the Newport News
king and Dry Dock Com-
services were held Mon-
fcnoon.. in me reninsuia
Home with the Rev. L, G.
pastor ."of Parkview Baptist
officiating. Burial was in
ng arc the widow, Mrs
Duckett; one son, Guy
mckctt. Jr. of Newport
o daughters, Mrs. Kenneth
Erie. Pa., and Miss June
Duckett of Newport
id one granddaughter. .
fie step-mother, Mrs. E. T.
,oi Waynesviller two broth''
J PwlWtt of Waynesville
k Duckett of Tulelake,
and four sisters Mrs.
utheruood .-; of Candler;
fburn DeHart of Bryson
r. Leslie Rogers of Horse
Mrs. Ben Teague. of
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Lawrence Davis New
ay or Of Hazelwood
Hazelwood aldermen look on as J. B. Siler, Clerk of Court, gave the oath of office to Lawrence C. Davis, new mayor of llaaelwood,
on Tuesday night. Mayor Davis succeeds Mayor Clyde Fisher, second from left, who resigned, since he is moving Saturday to Nash
ville. Left to right: Alderman John Smith, former Mayor Fisher, Clerk of .Court Siler, Mayor Davis, Alderman Frank Underwood and
Alderman Howell Bryson. (Mountaineer Photo.) '
ill Lake Is
d we have to be grateful
manded the Rev. W. H
itor of the Central Meth-
reh of Canton. His ques-
directod toward the Way-
wwanis Club a8 he ad
"em at their regular week-
Groce. having asked his
Proceeded to answer it
wyday should' be a
i"g Day," he said, "for
wchave our homes and
ur God." , ,
8 out that Thanksgiving
'l n the Christian calen-
IU?M to be." the Rev. Mr.
"t'oned that Thanksgiving
day that has retained
N glory without being
UP wit, commercialism."
a'ned that if Thanksg,iv-I
and Independence Day,
ione and the same thing al
tre faithfully observed in
Id in thought, "little more
needed to preserve this
anton pastor traced the
he earlv settlers nn this
Md expressed preat. nd-
for their couraee. "Some
fay wonder what thev had
'"Mul for," he pointed out,
lad exactly what they
lve today; faith in them-
Pe in the future; and the
save them the faith and
I1 took for something to be
lur. concluded tha. Rev.
A new $30,000 office building
and other improvements at the
Methodist Church's southeastern
summer assembly, Lake Junaluska,
have been approved by the orga
nization's Board of Trustees. I
Program highlights of the 1952
season also were announced at the
trustees' annual meeting in At-i
letie chairman of the board.
The board authorized immediate
construction of the administration
building in the hope of having it
ready by June 1. Measuring 39
by 69 feet and built of native cut
stone, it will be located opposite
the auditorium On Lakeshore prive.
The one-story building will serve
as headquarters for the assembly,
comprising offices, meeting rooms
and parlors. ,
The Aboard also approved plans!
for construction later of a museum-!
type" building as headquarters ofi
the . Methodist Historical Society.,
Southeastern Jurisdiction. It will.
house a library and , serve as a
depository for church records and
Thanksgiving will not be over for
the lucky people who are awarded
Saturday's gifts of the Merchants
Association in the big Jubilee pro
gram in the stadium at 2:30 p. m.
Indications are that the gifts will
include a drop leaf end table of
mahogany, a reading lamp, a G. E.
electric clock, and a Maytag Wash
ing machine, i.' '
Buick, will be given in just a little
more than three Weeks on Dec.
Rev. L. E. E'labry Again To
Head District Scout Work
Succeeds Clyde Fisher,
Who Has Served 10
Years In Office
Stay At UNC?
Will Coach Carl Snavely re
main at Chapel Hill?
James It. Pou Bailey, Kaleigh
correspondent for The Mountain
eer, gives the answer today in
his Ralelsh column on the edi
torial page. Mr. Bailey's pre
diction of thins to eomn
The' Rev; L. E. Mabry, Pastor of
the Canton First Methodist Church,
was re-elected for. the third consec
utive year the Chairman of the
Pigeon River District, Daniel
Boone Council, Boy Scouts of Am
erica, at the regular monthly meet
ing of the District Committee Mon
day evening at the Bethel Metho
dist Church. W. Curtis Russ, edi
tor of the Waynesville Mountain
r.i.i ukw' nli-cteil ' Viee Chairman.
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about land. Robert J I. Gibson, Sr., also of
Wtfrkfm&SWt him&Mrbhf!i mum Commit
tremely accurate, id ije ' has j sioner.
been weeks ahead with much of
the biff news.
Two Wars Two Too Many,
Gove Greek Soldier Finds
By CHARLES EDWARDS
Enough is enough, and two wars
in one lifetime are more than
That is the considered opinion of
Pic. Rubin J. Kirkpatrick, who re
turned recently to his home on
The District 'Committee meeting
followed the Court of Honoi ses
sion, over which the Rev. Clyde
Collins, Pastor of the Bethel Meth
odist Church presided.
Field -Executive, Robert M. Gar
ner had charge of the Tenderfoot
investiture, lie -'presented certifi
cates to Billy W. Conner of Bethel
' Troop 12, and to Jimmy Casabella,
! Waller Galloway, Andrew Gilliland,
I Lucius Liner, David C. Moody,
Jack Nicholls, Edgar Rhea, James
i Ruir and Joel E. Rothermel, all of
I Waynesville Troop 2. ;
! L. K. Callahan, member of the
'District Committee from Waynes-
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tors of the Chamber of Commerce vine, awuiut-u uil- o...u..
went into the mails veslerdav. ac- K to Kennel n nooper oi naze
eordlnc to Mrs. David Boyd, secre-' "" T, 00l
tary. Members received a ballot
for each membership maintained
in the organization.' - "'--"'
C. Of C. Ballots
Sent To Members
Ballots for the election of dircc-
fi Ronald Dot son of
Clyde Troop 9, and Hugh Campbell.
Ted Caldwell. Bruce Davis, Neddie
Tucker and Jimmy Todd, all of
Cove Creek after an airplane ride
Costs of the new administration I from an Army hospital in Japan.
building Will be met by the sale. pie. Kirkpatrick served as an in
of timber in the assembly's fores- fantryman with the 28th Division in
trv Drocram now under way. Trees Europe, and has just finished do-
being cut on several aero w u..- ing a -miuiary eia-o.e w.... i . oo,, ,f,m-ned hv : Waynesville Troop 2
used ground are being replaced by I ruck Battalion in Korea. Tuesday December 4th it was ex-1 Sam lloey of Canton Troop 1 and
white Pine seedlings. Although a member of a service ' y" uect ,ln' . j Sammy Um ot Ha.elwood Tr.op 5
The Rev, H. G Alien, assembly ! Unit. which ordinarily operates be-i P'-""' ". -- --- - i m,r0 promoted to the First Class
superintendent.. reported that eight hjnd the front lines. Pfc. Kirkpat-l " ! rank by District Vice Chairman
miles 'of streets have been pavea,rK.k found that he olien nan to en-i T:,,rL, M-..,
this fall, and that additional fa-i sage in close combat with the ene- j I lOrSt injures iudll
.miioc avo heinn nrepared fori mv iust as if he were still in the.
autornobile parking. infantry.
The buildings and grounds com-t Chinese Communists troops
Lawrence C. Davis, well known
Hazelwood business man, and civic
leader, became mayor of Hazel
wood Tuesday night, succeeding
Clyde Fisher, who resigned after
holding the office for more than
ten years. Former Mayor Fisher,
and family, leave Saturday to
make their home in Nashville,
where Mr. Fisher will be consult
ing engineer for the General Shoe
During the space of less than an
hour, Hazelwood had three mayors
on Tuesday night. When the spec
ial meeting began, Mayor Fisher
tendered his resignation. Accep
tance by the board automatically
put Mayor pro tcm Howell Bryson
in charge. The board of aldermen
then went into executive session
and named Mr. Davis as mayor,
Cleric of Court J, B. Slier was
called, and the oath of office ad
ministered, and Mayor Davis offl
dally installed into office.
The new mayor served as tow
clerk from April 1944 to June 1946,
while Rudolph Carswell was
service. For the past 23 years
Mayor Davis has been with the
A. C. Lawrence Leather Company,
and is assistant office manager. He
is active in church and civic af'
fairs of the town.
"1 highly appreciate the confi
dence the officials of the Town of
Hazelwood have placed In me, and
I shall strive to perform the many
duties a mayor to the best of my
ability. I do not propose any
changes In policies, or personnel
at thin time, but shall endeavor to
carry on the progressive program
aU'tilrefldy" tsderway,''' " hevJtew
mayor stated this morning.
Former Mayor fisher, until No
vember first, was assistant produc
tion manager of Dayton Rubber
Company, having been with the
firm since It opened here In 1941.
He began his fourth term as mayor
of Hazelwood In July of this year.
He began his public office in 1941.
Many progressive changes have
been made during his J0-year ad
ministration, including the erection
of the city hall, purchase of the
fire truck, and extensive paving
nroarnm. and extension of water
and sewer lines.
He is to assume his new duties
in Nashville on December first. He
had planned to remain here until
late in December, but the need to
get his new work underway necessi
tated being in Nashville on -December
Mayor Davis was named to fill
the unexpired term of Mayor Fish
er, which Is until May 1955.
Quiet Thanksgiving In
Prospect For ESayvood
Unified Thanksgiving services I
have been scheduled by churches
In Waynesville, Hazelwood, Clyde
and Canton. Waynesville services
will be Thursday morning; those in
Hazelwood, Cylde and Canton will
The First Baptist Church will be
the site of union services at 9 a m.
Thursday, with Rev. M. R. William
son of the Presbyterian Church as
The combined choirs of the town,
under the direction of Charles
Isley. will provide special music
for the services. Rev. Broadus E,
Wall, pastor of the First Baptist
Church wil preside and Rev. J. E
Yountz, pastor of the Methodist
Church will read the scriptures,
Hazelwood services will be at
7:30 tonight at the Church of God
with Rev. M, B. Lee, Hazelwood
Methodist Church pastor, as speak
er.'- ..-' .
Rev. Mj-. Bishop, pastor of the
Church of God, will be in charge of
the services, with Rev. M. L, Lewis,
pastor of the Baptist Church, read
ino the scrmtures and leading in
General theme of the services
will be 'Genuine Thanksgiving."
Rev. L. E. Mabry, pastor of Can
ton's First Methodist Church, will
be the speaker at the unified ser
vices In Canton which will be hold
nt the First Baptist Church at 7:30
p. m. tonight. Combined choirs of
the 'participating churches will
In This Area
The Waynesville area is to have
two new doctors. Offices for Dr.
Frank Hammett and his wife. Dr.
Doris B. Hammett, have been set
up at 211 East Street in Waynea
Dr. Frank plans a general prac
tice; Dr. Doris will specialize in.
The two doctors met at the State
University of Iowa where Frank
was undergoing hospital training
and Doris was doing her Intern
ship. Before that their paths had
never come close. Frank had ob
tained a BS degree from the Uni
versity of Georgia, while Doris wa
getting a BA at the University of
Kansas. Frank got his MD at Bow
man Gray in 1947; Doris got hcra
at the U. of Kansas in 1948. They
were married In 1949 at Iowa.
Dr. Frank volunteered for two
years with the Army Medical Corps,
immediately after marriage and
served at Station Sandia Base in
Albuquerque, N. M. until October
of 1950. He was then assigned ui
the 10th Station Hospital in Korea,
and remained there until last July
when he was released from service:
Dr. Doris, was
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SM...,.L llivti I fT 1.11)10 fit "
Presbyterian Church; Rev. Ben L.
Ray of Calvary -Churcn. ana nev.
W. H. Groce of Central Methodist.
Baptist and Methodisi etiuren
congregations at Clyde win nave
union services at fho central iviein
odist Church at 7:15 p. m. tonight.
Rev. D. D. Gross, pastor of the
Clyde Baptist Church, will deliver
a sermon on the theme, "The Fel
lowship of Thanksgiving". Special
music wil be provided by the Meth
We decided to take our time in
finding a place to settle down,
said the handsome Dr. Frank, "and
we think we've found it. We like
the mountains, and the people and
doctors are all friendly."
Dr. Frank expects to begin prac
tice shortly, as quickly as his
equipment can arrive and be set
up. However, his wile must wail
until the first of the new year in
order to secure a North Carolina
I Frank Henry. 20, of Balsam com-aS-l
munitv 'was Injured today when
mittee was instructed to .survey an, snult m great masses.. scieoimiiK
extensive Wooded area on me soum ; "banzai ' at tne top ot ineir void-,
side of the lake to be opened as j and keep coming without regard to
building sites for summer cottages i losses from the fire of Allied artil
and permanent residences. Several j i.ry, machine guns and small arms,
acres at the highest elevation are ; Kirkpatrick stated,
to be reserved as the site for a newj when asked to compare war in
hotel in the future. I Korea with that he knew as an in-
A total of $529,000 has been ! fantryman in Europe. Pfc. Kirkpal-
Dledeed toward the SoOU.uuu goaiil ltk replica mat me usiiunK -;-of
the Greater Junaluska Fund ! tirrly different "just different .
Campaign; it was announced by Ironically, he received his "mij
t. ..i... w W..1U. Richmond. Va., j lion-dollar wound" (the. G. Ls'
director 'to date. $332,000 has . name for a wound or injury which
been paid on the pledges .The , au?s hm to be brought back to
pledges were obtained at u u'!tne v. &. m a w .iv.
ncr meetings neia ii" iuica, 4-.4hiK
Wells said that tne cam-; wnen ne was sciu -.
second phase calls for im-i country. Pfc. Kirkpatrick" had 47
. . . u minis. 1 ..;, ko,i nn his service in
nimiMc in Inra cnuicii-a u.v n.. ,inn "
phasis in locai l m . .ort,,,.nia ; ',..., mnrp dan the 32 requir-
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the horse he was riding slipped on
frozen ground and fell on him. The
mishap occurred at Barber's or
chard. Mr. Henry was X-rayed at Hay
wood County Hospital.
Dave Felmet of Waynesville,
Commissioner Boh Gibson pre
sented Merit Badge certificates to
Ernest Stepp and Ashley Ncal of
Canton Troop 1. Frank II. Miller,
Lunelle Davis, David Felmet, Aaron
Gibson, David Jeter, Bill Provost,
Dewey Slovall, Maurice Styles,
George. Williamson, Steve Woody
(See Scouts Page 8'
Senior High Students Fill
45 Food Baskets For Needy
you will have no
and slightly warmer,
Wly cloudy and warm'
! . , 1C VC111JJCA
orded by the staff of the
Haywood Republicans To
Endorse Taft; Will Meet
Senator For Talk Tuesday
Haywood GOP Choice
on the assemblysneeus
Grass Fire Reported
a fi.-o alarm turned in at
, i Kr, n crrHSS
p.m. Tuesaay pioveu " "t,
fire at the residence ui v
... tv, Ailnnc rreek tcoaa.
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Cause of the fire was unknown, - "
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t He wears the Combat Infantry
i Badge, the ETO rihbon with one
I battle star, South Paficic Occupa-
I . . rrt 1 . rt
1:301 Hon ribbon, American iiifdw;r
Operations ribbon, Oooa uonauci
Medal, American Defense ribbon.
U N. ribbon, Korean Campaign
(See Two ttars rage o
Holiday Hours Set Up
By Local Merchants
Local merchants set up holiday
store hours this morning, with the
first major change coming Wed
nodnv December 12th. It was de
cided by the committee to remain
Inaugurating a new plan,
stores will also remain open
Kridav night, December 21,
Closing time on Saturday, Dec,
will be six ociock
. .... ,.fl.Ann nf'22 and 24th
nuvci.iuv. n,;9th ann zoin.
Business as usual on January
and resume the closing at
the com-! noon on -Wednesday, January Znrt,
i the group decided. i
. . .,,.,o .jrirl also the
er Bowl looiuau -
f rtnmhfr 5th. -
aiternoou - - Hav first.
Stores will remain w"" ' r
". ran nuiiuau .., . j inih
-.31 it December 12th and 19th
The Haywood Republican exec
utive committee are expected to
unanimously endorse Robert A
Taflj as . the . party's presidential
nominee between now and Tuesday
A delegation of some titty Hay
wood Republicans plan to meet
Senator Taft in Ashevilie Tuesday
morning', and are scheduled to
hold a 15-minute conference with
him at 10:15. Senator Taft is to ar
rive at Biltmore at nine, and meet
with Western Carolina Republicans
at the. Battery Park Hotel. At 11
o'clock the senator is scheduled to
address the group.
Gudger Duckett is chairman of
the Haywood Republican executive
committee, and will 'lead the dele
cation to meet Mr. Taft.
Glenn A, Boyd, a leader of the
Republican party in Haywood, said .
that a group of fifty are expected
to be on hand to meet and talk wun i
Senator Taft. There are 22 on the
Haywood committee, Mr. Boyd said,
and the date and place of the com- j
mittee meeting had not been set
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Bethel and Clyde
Fight Scoreless Tie
' The Clyde Cardinals won a moral
victory Wednesday afternoon as
they fought the Blue Demons of
Bethel High to a.O to 0 deadlock. It
was a moral victory considering
the earlier 30 to 6 trouncing given
the Cardinals by the Demons plus
the fact Max Snyder, star Clyde
hack, was unable to play due to a
broken arm sustained in practice
Bethel dominated the first half,
keeping the play largely in Clyde
territory, but the. Cardinals con
trolled the second half. A long dash
by Ted Joilcy-over the goal line
was called back to the fight where
he had stepped out of boundsbut
Clyde was penalized for holding a
moment later and the threat ended.
(See picture on Pane 8)
The students of Senior High
School in Waynesville decided re
cently that Thanksgiving should
not be all take and no give. Under
the direction of their Student
Council they arranged for each
home room to furnish a bushel bas
ket of food for distribution.
Wednesday, the County Welfare
Department marshaled five cars
and began the task of delivering
45 bushels of food.
"It was student conceived and
student carried out," said Buck
Bowles, Superintendent of Waynes
ville Township Schools, "and it
snowballed. They really caught
the Thasksgiving spirit. Instead
of fillirie one basket, each room
filled two or three, and some even
rnnMniiinir. Bowles said: "It
sneaks mighty well for the school
and the county when young people
can stop in -the middle of their
activities and think of others less
fortunate. I'm very proud of what
they have done."
The baskets were formally pre
sented by Clark Hinkley. Presidetit
of the Student Council, to Mrs.
Sam Queen; Superintendent or the
County Welfare Department. In
accepting the gifts, Mrs. Queen
said; "It is a mighty fine gesture
on the part of all you students to
Coin Arrives Here
For Week's Leave
Robert LI Coin, Jr.. EMC. will
arrive tnilUv to spend a weeks
leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Coin.
Young Coin, who has been sta
tioned aboard the USS Corregictoi,
has just returned from a Mediter
ranean Cruise and is en route to
San Diego, Calif., where he will
attend Recruiter's School.
While on the recent cruise, the
Corregidor docked at Casablanca
and Coin had a visit with his broth
er, Jack Coin, RM2. who is sta
tioned at French Morocco.
Misses Betty Franklin, Margaret
Ree.se,. and Elaine Francis, who are
attending the Woman's College of
the University of North Carolina,
will spend the Thanksgiving holi
days ut their homes here.
Beaverdam Group Pushing
School Bond Program
Senator Robert A, Talt will be
met by a delegation 'from Hay
wood as he arrives in Ashevilie
Tuesday morning. The Haywood
group plan to unanimously en
dorse the Ohio senator as presi
dential nominee of the Republi
can party, - ,'
Fred Ferguson was named chair
man of the School Betterment Or
ganization which was established
in Canton, after a general discus
sion of the school bond issue. Mrs.
J. R. Westmoreland and F. E.
Shull, vice chairman, and Norman
Beekman Huger presided over
the meeting which was held in the
YMCA. Representatives from many
nrennizations DarticiDated in the
pointed out the cost of the propos
ed bond issue, and the present abil
ity of Haywood to meet the obliga
tions. A. J. Hutchins, superintendent of
the Canton schools, and Mrs. Lucy
Jones, county superintendent,
spoke on the needs for school im
provements throughout the county.
Mr. Hutchins dealt more with
the specific needs and recommenda
tions of the Beaverdam area, list
ing the improvement which would
I be made under the terms ot tne
Joe Davis, Waynesville banker, bond issn
share and divide what you have
with your needy friends. In' doing
so'you" have made ThanKSgiving
more than just a goodmeal and
an escape from classes."
' (To Date)
Injured . ... 50
Killed .... 5
from 'Records of
43 8 1 mittec reported