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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
66th YEAR NO. 98 22 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 6, 1951 $3.00 in Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Lous assorted parapher-
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by secretary .abm ju
sometimes has to tell vis-
owe in, you sci. .
'Monday proved to be Dark
,nday tor Mrs. f rances
chief operator at the
,,-is started off the day by
ilie complete contents of
j royal blue Ink all over
links that Mondays should
let this secret out, but the
die Secretaries Club
kirn? up a big financial deal,
irnvp to be one of the major
of the year from what we
nesville Told To Rmicenfrale Efforts" U Selected
CI '.fill it1 B 1 - . r-i r-m - n XlO JLVllUlUib
a o uuraci uev inttuslnesio I his Urea
he Lizard -
ve got nothing else to do,
ound to The Mountaineer
kirae time ana meet ijeo uie
He's quite a character.
popular with some mem-
the staff, but is given a
in bv others mostly those
(male species. In fact, Book-
Eslher Mae Gibson, abso-
fuses to use the cash regis
;g the times when Leo uses
isler to take a siesta.-
tact that he's made of rub-
sn't increase Esther Mae's
n for Leo.
"Rifle-shot selling" special con.
centration on a relatively small
number of industries was de
scribed Monday : afternoon as the
best way in which Waynesville can
attract new industries t0 this area.
The speaker, Eugene Benge, in
dustrial and personnel manage
ment expert, urged local business
men not to waste time and money
in aimless "scatter-gun" methods
of attempting to bring new plants
Mr. Benge, formerly of Chicago
but now an Asheville resident, told
an audience at the court house:
"Let us not kid ourselves that this
region can get along from agricul
ture and tourist income alone. We
need the purchasing power that in
In explaining "rifle-shot selling,"
Mr. Benge advised: "First decide
which industries you want and
which ones you don't want. Then
select three or four dozen and keep
in constant contact with them by
means oi puoncity booklets per
sonal letters, contacts, visits and
The speaker asserted that
Waynesville should make an effort
to determine what Industries are
likely to move from their present
locations because of labor trouble
(See Industry Page 8)
For C. of C.
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annual Christmas concert.
led by the concert band and
of the Waynesville Town-
gh School, will be given In
pool auditorium. Friday
December 14: a'ceotdlfiff ttf
kncement by Charles Isley,
50-piece band and the cho-
65 voices will present a pro-
I Christmas music. The last
will be a group of selec-
rom The Messiah, sung by
bnis with band accompanl-
Elevenr new directors of (the
Chamber of Commerce were named
in balloting which closed this week,
Mrs. Robert M. Boyd, executive
I secretary of the Chamber, announc
ed today. A total of 183 votes were
cast. ' :
Selected for the C of C. posts
Ed Sims and M. 0. Galloway,
representing agriculture and live
stock interests; Euel Taylor and
Hallett Ward, representing autos,
services, sales, and repairs; Tommy
Thompson and Harry Bourne, rep
resenting industry; Dr. Boyd Owen,
representing business and profes
sional men; Paul Hyatt and Jim
Murry, representing hotels, board
ing houses, and restaurants, and
BUI Cook and Pitt McCarroll, rep
Nineteen more Chamber of Com
mcrce directors sun are to De
named, Mrs. Boyd disclosed. Four
teen will be selected by clubs and
other groups, and live will be ap
pointed at large.
Directors are to meet Tuesday
to choose their own officers, and
approve the Chamber's budget for
Retiring officers are Dave Fel-
met, president; Harry Bourne, first
vice-president; Clayton Walker,
second vice-president, and Bud
Whisenhunt, treasurer. Mrs. Boyd
serves permanently as secretary
for the group.
' Petition AsksGhetk of
4 -11 Achievement Day
Is Slated For Saturday
Of 24 Named
In the last Trade Jubilee gath
ering on the football field before
the climax and a new Buick is
reached on Dec. 15th, a large crowd
Is expected to collect Saturday at 2
p.m. Four gifts will be distributed
among those present, and the gifts
will be slanted toward the children.
A wire from the North Pole ex
plained that Santa had requested
it.-. .. .
A $iij95 ErcctorSet complete (
wun an eieccric moior win De one
gift. A $13.95 child's table and
chair set will be another. Some
happy "youngin' " will be racing
around on a $15.95 tricycle as the
third gift. Santa made an exception
on the fourth item: at his special
request it will be a $339.95 De Luxe
Hotpoint Electric Range. Santa ap
parently feels that mother, deserves
jets will go on sale Monday I break. . , , ..
be sold by the school stu-, . And on Dec. 15th comes the
. ,.,-..':'; Buick. .. ' "
Eugene J. Benge, noted industrial management expert, urged
Waynesville businessmen Monday to use "rifle-shot selling" in
concentrating on a relatively few industries in an effort to bring
new plants to this area. Mr, Benge, formerly of Chicago, now re
sides in Asheville, where he is president of Benge Associates,
specialists In personnel and industrial relations and management
County Farms Have Over
Half Million Pounds, Pork
Haywood county won its third
straight corn-growing championship
loday when it was announced that
Billy Best of Upper Crabtrce al
ready accalimed 4-11 Club corn
champion, placed first in competi
tion with adult growers in the-Tar
Billy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Best, - was wardd the atate title
ndshield Wiper Leads To
ung Car Thieves1 Arrest
My the windshield wiper
is a rather innocent device.
landed two teen-age . boys
anton i the county jail
o youths got Into trouble
m a car at 3 p. m. Tuesday
toy passed Sgt. T. A. Sand-
Lpl. Pritchard Smith of the
ghway patrol on Highway
far Lake Junaluska.
DON'S Drnhahlu wnulrl havp
Past the state patrolmen
any trouble had it not been
,h'ng: The windshield wiper
F car was working furiously
I "me when the sun was shin-81.
lo patrolmen sensed that
nut quite according to
and halted the bovs auto
N boys admitted that neith-
JJ SHOPPING DAYS
i . . .
i .-, a and showers Friday.
C1 Waynesville ; tempera-
r ft'toided by the staff of
Max. Min. Rainfall
64 49 .98
er had a driver's license, and then
thev finally confessed that they
hurl "hnrrowed" their vehicle in
The patrolmen arrested the teen
agers at 3 p. m., just an hour af
ter they drove the car away from In
front of the Southern Dairy at
Asheville. But it wasn't until 6 p.
m. Tuesday that the owner onaa
C. Miller, discovered that .his car
had been stolen.
Mr.' Miller said that he left his
keys In the car when he entered
the dairy where he is einpioyea,
believing then he would be there
only a few minutes. But he was
needed that day, and had to work
Instead of being off.
After a hearing Tuesday night
hpfnro J J. Fereuson, justice of the
peace, the boys were bouna over io
Superior Court under bonds of
$300 each, now are io y" ,u-
rim-lno Hip hearing the two ex-
niainori that thev were hitchhiking
to Canton from Asheville, when
they noticed the parked car with
it,- l.q.,o lpft iji tne lEmuuii sw-"-
IIIC IXJ .
. .. .i the .or ana
c Tttpt - n owlu x-.
set out for Bryson City to visit
wh ilirin't vou turn on
windshield wiper," the boys were
asked." . ..'.
"We didn't know now, m.-y --
Steel Frame Of
Church Spire Is
Put Into Place
The steel framing for' tHe spire
of the First Baptist church was
being erected today. Four long
Dointed Dieces of steel were used
for the frame, and will give the
building a height of 102 feet.
The spire will be covered with
copper, and this will complete the
exterior work of the new auditor
turn. Plans are to have the build
ing finished early next spring.
Tax Office Gets
The Haywood county tax office Is
getting a new look. .....
Intsead of the fiat top desks, the
office has been equipped with fix
tures like a bank, with two cashier
. Workmen put the finishing touch
es on the fixtures Wednesday nigm.
By CHARLES EDWARDS
for his record of- having grown
163.19 bushels of corn per acre.
Haywood County children have As corn king of North Carolina he
The names of 24 Haywood coun
ty resident! were drawn this week
on the jury panel of the January
term of civil court, which Is to
convene here January 7.
The court will be in session one
week, with Judge Frank H. Arm
strong of Troy presiding.
Selected on the Jury panel were:
Mrs. Mary McCall of East Fork,
Vinson Harvey of Crabtree, James
Towe of Beaverdam. Award Gaddls
Of Clyde, Noble McDonald of Way
nesville, J. Ben Patton of Beaver
dam, Mrs. L. P. Dnvis of Waynes
ville, Curmel Downs of Iron Duff
J. M. Paxton of , Beaverdam, Mrs.
Elizabeth Carver . of Jonathan
Creek. Earl Henson of Beaverdam
Walter K. Cathey of Clyde, I. J
Mauney of Pigeon, W. E. Carter of
Beaverdam, S. L. Smart of Crab
tree, W. H, Long of East Fork,
James H.. Haynea of Beaverdam
Mrs. Pearl Klrkpatrlck of Fine
Creek. Hllliard Camp oT Waynes
ville, J. B. Mitchell of Waynesville
Mrs. R. O. Kelley of Pigeon, Mrs,
r. n. Medford of Clyde. Mrs. C. E
Kay. Jr. of Waynesville, and
Holcombe of Beaverdam.
The panel was drawn under the
simoivisioti of Chairman of the
Hoard of Commissioners C
Frauds. SherW , lied, Campbell,
and Register of Deeds Julc Noland.
Dellwood Church Plans
A Homecoming and church loy
alty day will be observed Sunday
hv the Del wood Metnoaisi nuicn.
Worship will be at n a.m.
which will come a picnic dinner in
iho narsnnaee' basement. The pas
tor, the Rev. Paul R. Taylor, invites
all freinds and members io auenu
their share of piggy banks of plas
tic or porcelnfn or of brass, but
Haywood County farm families
have more than 3893 piggy banks
that squeal, grunt and root in the
mud. The contents of thousands of
these live piggy banks went into
circulation over the Thanksgiving
holiday according to reports from
the Farmer's Federation Freezer
locker plant and from McKay's
C. B. Hosuflook, Robert Parsons;!
W. C. Webb and Mrs. Hosafiook
worked at night and all day Sun
day to take care of a deposit in
the freezer locker of contents of
approximately 70 fat specimens
over two days of the Thanksgiving
, McKay s abattoir officiated in the
ifling of .75 so. far in the month
of November, and today Is operat
ing at more than maximum cap
The 3280 pounds of meat for
curing, the 2000 pounds of sausage
and the 2500 pounds of lard piled
before Mr. Hosaflook and his crew
represents more hard cash than the
average person is willing to count.
Of course, with almost four
thousand hogs to kill and with
Thanksgiving the traditional hog
killing time, it Is estimated that
approximately 648,832 . edible
pounds at 50 cents a pound went
Can that be $324,416?
Outstanding work In various
phases of 4-11 Club work In Hay
wood county will be recognized
Saturday at the annual 4-H
Achievement Day program which
gets under way at 10:30 a.m. at the
county court house.
Approximately 30 awards will be
made to 4-H Club boys and girls
for achievement and leadership
and for a number of individual pro
jects. ' -.;
Boys will receive awards for pro
jects in forestry, meat animals.
farm and home electric, tobacco,
swine, sheep, tractor maintenance,
soil and water conservation, poul
try, home grounds beautlflcatlon,
Girls have competed for medals
in projects such as home Improve
ment, food preparation, food pres
ervation, farm and home electric,
poultry! home grounds beautlflca
tlon, clothing, frozen foods, dairy
foods, garden, and dress revue.
Grover Dobbins, assistant coun
ty farm agent, will award medals
to boys. Miss Jean Chllders, as
sistant home demonstration agent
will present girls' medals. Orga
nization awards will be made to the
outstanding senior and Junior 4-H
clubs in the county.
Major speakers on the Achieve
ment Day program Will be Miss
Elizabeth Gulce of Hendersonvllle,
who spent this summer in Belgium
and Luxembourg as a North Caro
lina representative in the 4-H Club
International Youth Exchange Pro
gram, and Miss Anneke DeValde
Dutch representative in the gam
David Noland of waynesvuie,
(See 4-H Hub Faie
Will Be Employed
Acting on requests of petitioners,
the Haywood board of commission
ers on Tuesday went on record call
ing for an investigation of past
county expenditures. The petitions,
bearing the names of about 10OO
persons, were presented on Novem.
bcr 20th, by committee headed
by Jerry Liner.
The commissioners discussed the
petitions at length, and on Tuesday
took action In the matter.
The resolution on the records la
"Frank M. Davis made the fol
lowing motion,, that the Board of
County Commissioners employ the
proper authorities to make a thor
ough investigation into the past
expenditures of Haywood County.
This investigation shall proceed
until the Board of County Com
missioners are convinced that tin-re
has not been any irregularith-s and
that Haywood County's money has
been legally and wisely spent. This
motion made due to the lata mat
there have been petitions filed with
the Board of Commissioners war
ing signatures of several hundred
people and many interested indi
vidual tax payers of Haywood coun
ty requesting this Investigation be
made. This motion was seconded
by Commissioner Jarvis H. AM-.
son. The vote on saia muuun m-
(See Investigation Fane a)
will receive a large gold trophy
and cash award.
Billy recently returned home
after attending the 4-11 Club Con
gress in Chicago.
Winner of the stale corn-growing
title for the past two years has
been Dwlght Williams, 513 Walnut
St., herdsman of Graceland Farms.
Wayne Corpening, county agri
culture agent, was notified, of
BtKy's award today by EmorsJn R.
Collins, director of extension agro
nomy at North Carolina State Colic.
Haywood CDP Adopts New
Hospital Insurance Program
Dairy Specialists Here
, Dr, 'It.' K. Wa ugh and Hay Mer
ley of the North Carolina State
College dairy department inspect
ed dairy work at the Mountain Ex
periment Station here Tuesday.
Community meetings are being
held throughout Haywood County
to explain new hospital Insurance
policies which will go into effect
For the past .year the Commun
II y Development Program nas car
ried on an Insurance plan with Se
curity. Life.. Effective January 10,
the program Will be with Blue
Cross. Blue Shield, Hospital Sav-
lugs, oi Chapel Hill. The insurance
committee of the Haywood CDP
announced a unanimous decision,
after Security found it impractical
to continufl the plan under present
nlans. according to Jack Chapman,
I county chairman, ,
Aunt Ida Is 81 Sunday
At a meeting here Monday night
leaders from throughout the coun
ty endorsed the Blue Cross plan
and a series of meetings got under
way. There are seven workers of
the rural division of Blue Cross
here, under the supervision of Mrs
C. T, : Wanzer. of Charlotte. The
group Is here to help enroll the
citizens of rural Haywood into the
Hospital insurance plan.
The committee adopted the Blue
Cross plan, It was explained, in an
effort to give a broader program In
services. Many advantages are be
ing offered under the new pro
gram, and for those who enroll al
once there will be no waiting
period; no age limit; all pre-existing
conditions covered; no physical
To Aid Blind
The "three Lions' Cluh of Hay
wood County will give their sec
ond animal Christmas party lor the
blind and near-blind on Sunday at
2 p.mt The party will be held in
the recreation room of the Episco
pal Church of Canton. -
Dick Bradley, representing the
Waynesville Lions; Harry Cabe rep
resent the Canton club; and
Bruce Leatherwood of the Clyde
group are In charge of the program.
It was estimated that some 65
Lions will take part, and that in the
county are 33 people for whom the
party is planned.
Maggie To Hear
About Bond Issue
The PTA of Maggie School will
hear M. II. Bowles, Waynesville
Township Superintendent of
Schools, discuss the school bond is
sue at a public meeting Dec. 7th
at 7:30 p.m. The meeting, which
a cove.eu. u ke , al Ue stll0()1 lloU!it,
required, and 70 days wU( a ak.
cry sale on Dec. 22.
(See Insurance Page 8)
Enrollment Of 713 Makes
WTHS Bulge At Seams
Boone New Poultryman
At Experiment Station
Joe Boone, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R H. Boone "of Waynesville, has
joined the staff of. the Mountain
Experiment Station as poultryman.
Ha replaces Eugene C. Couch, who
resigned to become poultry flock
Mr Rnnnn formerly worked for
his father at the Boowe orchards.
Norwegian Farm Experts
Tour County For 2 Days
Singers To Meet
The Haywood County Singing
Convention will convene Sunday at
2 p.m. December 9lh at .'the court
house in Waynesville, according. to
an announcement by Ray Parker,
president. " ' "'
The public was invited to attend
by Mr. Parker, who pointed out
that many local singers would he
present as well as groups from oth
er areas. , . ..
Haywood County's reputation in
the field of agriculture has. been
well known in North Carol na and
surrounding Southern states for
some time. Now it shows signs of
taking a trip abroad.
In just the last several yea.ep-
.n.,o. nf England, wales,
Ireland, Germany, France and he
Philippine Islands have toured the
county. Not all tne vu..
have been agriculture men some
have -been bankers and texWe
perts. But all have been able to ob
serve the importance of farming in
latest visitors were
iu 'farm-management specialists
from Norway Arne Eskelanda nd
Kjell Isachsen. both from the Nor
...iLian institute of Agricultural
Economics at Oslo. Eskeland is head
of the institute; Isachsen is one of
its agents. ''. .
The Norwegians arrived here
Monday with Dr. C B. Ratchford
nt wnrth rarolina State College.
and spent two days in Inspecting
o-iik asnects of farming In the
county. They returned Tuesday to
Raleigh, where they have been
(See Norwegian P 81
Masons To Elect
The Waynesville Lodge No. 259
will hold their ; Slated Communi
cation Friday night, December 7.
The purpose is the annual election
of officers for the year - ahead.
Brother R. M. Tie, Worshipful Mas
ter will be in charge, and he' cor
dially invites all visiting Masons to
: '- : s
By AGNES FllzIlUGH SHAPTER
"If the bell rings while we're in
the corridor, maybe you'd better
flatten as close to the wall as you
can," My pretty little guide looked
at me worriedly. "When classes
change, there are so many people
trying to get somewhere else as
fast as they canand you can see
the lockers take up part of the hall
and unless you are used to dodg
I promised to make myself as
small as possible, and we continued
down the corridor of the Waynes
ville Township High School.-Mrs.
L. M. Richeson, the school secre
tary, had asked a student to start
me on a visit through the entire
A euide was essential, since al
though I had been a part-time resi
'dent of Huzelwood since the school
was "new," 1 had happened never
to have gone through the building.
Having admired the apparently spa
cious lay-out from the street, I was
delighted to see what lay within.
What lay within reminded me of
a circus act I had enjoyed some
years before. A coupe drove around.
the rinp an ordinary live-passen-ger
model. As it slopped, live
clowns hopped out. In mother mo
ment, live more opened the door.
As seconds ticked by and the audi
ence became hysterical at tin- evi
dence of their own eyes .a total of
twenty-nine passengers descended
from that five-passenger car!
To Rlngling Brothers and Uar
num and Bailey, the situation was
good for laughs; but add the names
of M. H. Bowles and his staff to
the list of producers and the laush-
1.. n,-.ltni hiii-nnmc n nl.-int llt-.'H-
( See Schools Page I
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Albright and
son, Jimmy, returned Monday night
from a vacation, in Florida..-.: ;
"Work and stay active" is the secret for a long and happy life,
according to "Aunt Ida" Mullis, who will be observing ner tusi
birthday here Sunday. "Hard work never hurt anybody," Aunt
Ida contends. (See story on Page 2.) -
Stores Plan Late Hours
' Most of Waynesville's retail
stores will be open until 9 p.m.
Friday night, the Merchants
Association has announced. It
has not been decided yet wheth
er late hours will be observed
on other Friday nights between
now and Christmas.
Injured .... 50
Killed .... 5
from Records of
62 27 'this area.