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Published Twice-A-Veek 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. 99 12 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 10, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ictive A ' Netherlands
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Vat the difference be
! and In her
ft tat the Dutch girb
f boyfriend at a time,
J)on one date a
U the couruB
,df3d Of tfinC 0Ut
-Kai,iv are a lew oi
r nlriW Hvine
I" entail when
...hn f'i 1 1 a vv .......
Licans occasionally stay.
,-i oler. told her
that Friesiau ycunv v.
Cws without horns look
IV" w .
Ltunr was returning the
is"""' ".: j .
... t hart DOrrOWCU iui
L Along with it he insist.
I....; awpnt a box of shells.
Lprotested, but the neigh.
M the subject, wnu
.ifs say no more uui
when the box proved to
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vou Know wmsn
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I it? IT WH.S Ml XI&UV.
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as light as nis aeep uerae
h hunt," was uic hi"
financial deal we spoke of
1.4 has been completed. The
Uiia Secretaries Club has
Lr maintenance of the
liacliiiie at the court house.
4-H Club Award Winners
I , . II
...47 U -J A ,
II , J ft . 1 II
Railway Crossing Signals
Considered For Community
spp something new just
very day. For instance, there
h attractive redhead in a
Ltaurant the other day who
Lished her cigarette by pour-
vpoonful of water on it.
In cx-enEincer J. R. lerrell
te Junaluska could be ex
to handle details with some
However, when you
that he has exactly five grand
and all five are in college
lar, and that all five of the
are in North Carolina:
m learn that you wonder
iridala degree in engineer-
imust have. ' i', :.
. j . i.u ia,Wci,ir. Vi Rottv Fplmet Is Mis Jean Childers, assistant home demons
tration agent. Achievement award winners were Billy Best (center) state corn-growuig champion, and
Mattic Sue Medford, farm and home electric project winner. In the rear is Grover C. Dobbins, assist
ant farm agent. Absent when this picture was made was Weaver Hlpps. boys .leadership whiner
More Pastures, Lew Idle Crop Land
Shown In Haywood Farm Survey
pns Without Reasons
kthe mist-filled streets came
ping procession. From all
boys and girls converged
nndered toward various
i AH sizes and shapes were
rated a few, usually those
; glasses, carried books. The
fchool detachment stretched
most a block. Boys spear-
the advance and also made
rear guard. Giggling safely
tenter werp th rirls. And
heir heads, back and forth
in the male nlatoons. a foot
tni arching as bnent ana
me sunlight sought to ais-
the fog. . v
A five per cent increase in plow
able pasture land, and a one per
runt decrease in idle crop land
were shown today in a preliminary
loci nntintv farm census survey re-
. r.v .. i.,J.Al'
nhrt issuwi. by onn.carwimn
;Fedefal-Statc Crop Reporting Surv-
ice. ' ': ."
' The information on crops is for
Hip vpar 1950. Livestock and rural
population Hems are inventories as
of January. 1, 195V
The survey shows inai me cuumy
has 173.575 acres of land in farms.
Of this total 13 per cent or 23,097
acres were cultivated in I9u; mice
tier cent of 5.3G6 acres were idle
crop land; 44 per cent or 76.593
acres were plowable pasiure, ana
40 per cent or 68,519 acres were in
all other lands, such as woods,
waste, homesitcs, non-farm. etc.
Corn and hay were the most im
portant crops harvested from the
(See Pastures Page 6)
Election Officials Will
Meet Thursday horning
TB Seal Sale
Thompson, chirman of
pas seals in this area, stress-
importance of citizens re-
no" to the letters and
area has a nunta nf $1200.
date, slishtlv more than 50
kof the quota has been met.
urge citizens to attend to
a'ter now, and get it off their
"efore the big Christmas
sets in." Mr. ThomDSOn
Of 63, 61, 59
" 11111 W&sA
"fi h SHOPPING DAYS
til l vj- 1
Sp pother (
V "day. rw in r.innriv and
to averaees of 63.7
t nnH a!i cents were reported
today by two Upper cramree dui
lcv crowers R. F. Rogers and C.
-i W W. Kellev ot way
m. . , -i
nesvi le. listed ms saies .
erage of 61 cents.
R F Rogers reported sales oi
260 'and 282-pound lots at 68 cents,
326 and 244 pounds at 66 cen M.
01 a nnnnris at 67 cents, and iw,
.n. j nan nrvnnHs at 47 cents.
uiiu p- -- ,
This total of 2,076 pounas oiuug...
C. 'M. Rogers repoi wu -
302, 236 and 238 pounds at 69 cents,
224 pounds at 67 cents, 298 pounds
at 65 cents, 272 pounds at 59 cent .
, nnx r,io at ii eems.
ana " f""a ...
income from this toiai
pounds was $1,164.0.
Is Announced By
Charles lsley, director ot Music
at the Wayncsville Township High
School, has announced the pro
gram for the Christmas concert of
the school band and chorus.
Tk. fnitnui nff nnmhers win ne
. . . n . 4)iii
presented in me nrsi gn-ui' -j
March "Americans We' rillmorc
Egmont Overture Beethoven
The World Is Waiting for tne
The last two groups presented by
the chorus with band accompani
ment will include:
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Rein
The Christmas Song .. iormc-neu
White Christinas -Mml
' (See Concert Pace 6)
The Haywood Board of Elections
have called a meeting of the 28
registrars for Thursday morning at
1 1 o'clock, for final Instructions on
Saturday's school bond election,
Rallots will be distributed at
the meeting, it was announced by
the election officials.
The polls will open Saturday
morning at 6:30 and dose at 0:30
that afternoon. Officials believe the
final tabulations should he com
pleted within four hours.
New registrations nave neen
light, it was pointed out.
The registrars as announced this
Beaverdam No. 1 J. H. Ramsey.
KPiiverdam No. 2 Mrs. Jake
Beaverdam No. 3 Mrs. Croni
Beaverdam No. 4 Mrs. Wade
(See Election Officials Page 6)
Crabtree senior and junior 4-H
clubs won a large share of awards
given at the annual 4-H Club
Achievement Day at the court
house Saturday morning.
The Crabtree senior group was
recognized as the outstanding sen
ior 4-H club in Haywood County,
while the Junior club won a similar
award In its class.
Awards for 4-H achievement
went to Billy Best of Upper Crab
tree and Mattle Sue Medford of
Crabtree. Billy is state corn-grow
ine champion, while Mattic Sue
won the county award for farm and
hnm electric achievement and
placed second In the region in the
electrical project field,
Leadership medals went to
Weaver HiDPS of the Canton sen
ior 4-H club, and to Betty rennet
of the Waynesvllle club.
Main speakers on the program
were Miss Elizabeth Gulce of Hcn-
dersonvillc. who spent this sum
mer In Belgium and Luxembourg
as a North Carolina representative
In the 4-H Club International
Youth Exchange Program, and
Miss Anneke Van der Velde, Dulch
representative" in the same pro
The program also included piano
music by Miss Medford; invocation
bv Rev. Clyde L. Collins of the
nnih-i Mothndlst Church: 4-H
Dlcdcc led by Charles McElroy;
"America the Beautiful," led by
itirhnrd - HinDs: recognition of
guests by Jimmle Campbell, coun
tv council vlce-Drcsldent; lntroouc
lion of sneakers by Oscar. rmuips,
dlstvlct 4-H leladcft reeognJtign of
outstanding CluOs oy waync uorp
cnlng, county farm agent, and 4-H
motto led by Bobby Joe McClurc.
David Noland, county council prcs
(See 4-11 Club Paie 6)
Between Two Extremes - Darkness
l1 vt'.7 1
J "V Leatherwood, 87, of Rt. -2, Cantonf holds on his lap Leslie
Rnthbone, 7, of near Max Patch. As the oldest and youneat the
two were awarded all-year suckers at the Lions Club Blind party
'whlcri was beld bv the three tluba of Wayncsville, Canton, and
, , . kf ...t..nH Dli.,i,l. .
En'route To Korea
Sgt Joe B. McCracken, of the
Marin'.. Air Corps, is spending a
few days here with his parents
ar,H Mrs. MOWfll Hltv.iov.n-."
Sat McCracken Is en route to
rhprrv Point, where
ho hs been flying jet planes
i.,r,c tn K)on at Roseville, N
M , and visit his brother. MS Wayne
Mnrracken. who is flight chief of
a crew flying the new 50 s
Walker Air Base. '
The Merchants Association haa
announced that bejlnnlnt Wed
nesday, Dec. 12, and each Wed
ncsday thereafter until Christ
mas, all stores in Waynesvllle
will remain open until 5:30 p.m.
This move Is designed for the
of Christmas shop
pers. After the holiday the old
system of noon closlnjr on Wed
nesday will be resumed.
Lions Of Three
Party For Blind
The Drosoects of getting safety
signals at railroad crossings in the
community seemed encouraging to
D. Doug Davis, Inspector or the
North Carolina Utilities Commis
sion was here Saturday, and told
The Mountaineer he was going to
recommend automatic signals for
the crossings; He said he was mak- '
Ing a verbal report Saturday night
to Commissioner Edward H. Mc-
There is also a good chance of
Hazclwood getting similar devices
for its Main street crossing, l no
three crossings In Waynesvllle un
der consideration are at Depot
Street. Miller Street, and on
Charles Street, at Builders Supply
Mr. Davis said present plans are
to have a conference here within
two weeks, at which time repre
sentatives of the Utilities Commis,
sion, the Southern Railway, High
way Commission, Town of Waynes
vllle, Town of Hazclwood, and civic
leaders will discuss safety measures'
at the crossings.
Several civic Clubs have already
endorsed the movement.
Mr. Davis said that F. M. Hair,
general superintendent of trail ic of
the Southern Railway, KnoxvilUv
has been notified to make a report
to the commission following an ln
vestigation, of conditions here.
Tentative plans are to have slm-'
liar meeting In Tryon the same day.
Mayor Lawrence Davis or Hazel
wood said this morning that thif
commission will be asked to erect
similar automatic safety signals at"
the Main Street crossing. The (own"
started action some time bank to-
get the safety devices at this crossing.
The automatic signals which arc
Ivniiiu considered for . the local
crossings, are similar to the oncs
noW In use at the highwaArrossing .
at Dayton.--. Rubber Complm.' M v.
(See Railway Page 6)
CDP Now Part Of People's
Lives, CDP Judge Asserxs
A BETTER TODAY - A BRIGHTER TOMORROW
To The Boys And Girls Oi Haywood:
Next Saturday the voters of this progressive coun
ty will determine to a large measure, your education and
life's future. - , . r
You came into this world through no choice of yours.
ti, r0cn,-cihli fnr brinL'ine vou into the world are
deeply obligated to give you everything which is right-
fully yours. Among those things, is an euuwu.ii, o
vided by public schools. ,
n'le a mattPr nf record that our schools are over
,,ri,.r! anrl far from adequate. Just as long as this
.i...J-vicic i..st sn lone will vou be deprived of what
should be yours. In later years you will be the loser, be
cause you must realize by now that you are going ou.
. x v,ir,hn, r-nmnptitivp world -a world that is coiat
hard and often cruel. Those who are unprepared for the
battle of life find it a struggle
1 ft--P. lniirlv
Fait nj TSiacHav.
r- anu iwuici a uvuvimj -'cial
as -Pnn-J.J V.. at aft nf
ate Test Farm):
Max. Min. Rainfall
70 - 60 --
64 45 .36
Program is fast becoming an insti
fution in Haywood County, in some
communities CDP is as much a part
of the people s lives -
church, and tne si;-
This opinion was voiced .
week by C. B. Mora-""
Carolina State cones:, . w
judges in the CDP contest, which
closed Thursday. ,
Dr Ratchford praised Haywood
County communities for the pro
Sthcy have achieved under the
rnX"d maTked improvements in
homes, churches, roads, and a bet-
Probably the uotslanding result
of CDP is that it has done much to
keep people here in the commun-ltv-especlally
young couples' the
management specialist said.
1 fipa in western North
'carrTne but few young farm-
In the last'trado Jubilee gather
ing before the Climax, a large
crowd met In -the football stadium
Sal nnlav and. with an assist from
Santa Claus. rcaclvcd several gifts
for their pains.
Alma Howell of lit. 2. Waynes
vllle was presented with an ex
pensive erector set. Cecil Cooper
nf i.aki! junaiusKa oiuain.-u -
child's table and chair set. Gordon
rtnhh nf Balsam Road, was given a
$15.95 tricycle. The mot expensive
present, slanted by Santa to some
housewife, was received: by Mrs.
Will Grasty. It was a De Luxe Hot
point electric range. , .
Next Saturday it is doubtful that
the Kladiuin, which saw nearly o,
000 people crammed into it on
Thanksgiving Day for the Canton
i,ti Kama, will hold the crowd ex
peeled to gather when a new Bulck
iv nrcxeiited in the final Juouec oi
the series. The program begins at
the usual, time, 2 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce
Will Select Officers
Tin, fhiirnhnr of Commerce will
select the organization's new o Hi
rers at a meeting al 7:30 p.m. Tues-
clay al the Town Hall.
nrficfrs will be selected lrom
among 35 directors chosen recently.
Eleven were elected, i.v were un
pointed by Clubs and other orga
nizations, and five were named at
Santa Claus came early for some
33 blind residents of Haywood
county last Sunday afternoon at
tin. KDiscoual church in Canton.
Th three Lions Clubs of Canton
flvde ami Waynesvllle combined
to entertain the blind people in
their annual Christmas party.
This party was filled with enter
tainment from both the blind and
the ones more fortunate, with
Jimmy llaney, well known Canton
ballad singer performing for the
group and leading the large crowd
in group singing.
Phil Price, well Known aiuun
blind merchant, performed In his
own' uriginal style as a black-face
commedian, and Mr. Woody, also
blind, demonstrated how a piano
and accordlan should be played,
blending In several vocal numbers
According to Miss Pauline Wil
liams, blind ease worker for tms
county, there arc 51 cases of blind
or near blind in the county, and
33 of these were at the party, en
(See Lions Page 6)
For the first time the Haywood
County Library Is combining a
".story hour" with the sentiments
of the season and 'producing a
Christmas Party. It will be held
Dec. 13th at 10 a.m. ,
According to Margaret Johnstou.
librarian, there will lie music, re
freshments, and stories about tho
the reindeer, and
other Important subjects. 'Al
children should come early ann
should not dress up lor mosi oi
them will have to sit on the floor,"
Arrives From Korea
Harold Winchester, who has been
vpivinu with the 2nd Infantry Di
vision in Korea, arrived yesterday
for a furlough with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. a. wincnesiei, m
Winchester has been in Korea for
..iitinut u vpar Hp was graduated
from the Waynesvllle High School
prior to entering the service two
years ago. He received u'v:
ing at Fort Knox. "
ersfHaywood County has many
Dr Ratchford cited the commun
ity, hospital insurance program
the most prominent -
CThis hospital Insurance is
nf no other county
unuiuu. . ""- ... hao .
in the United aiaies -medical
care program in its torn
munities. - ' , v.,
Another CDP JUdge, mi.
Riggle, also of the North Carolina
So College faculty, singled out
improvements In homes more jar-
led farmlng-especmy f
and soil-bullding practices as the
ma ior signs of progress in CDP
" rk in the county this year. She
Served as a judge in the contest
laSTheedae has not been set for an
nouncement of the judges' decision.
The first-Place winner will receive
$500, second place, $300, and third
W,?b npwsnarr las long' "Been on record favoring
better school facilities for you. We feel you deserve,
i,..m haVf them. We trust that the large majority
of those voting next Saturday will share this opin
ion and agree to give you what is yours. We know the
i,n will rnst monev. but we feel that an investment in
io thp hpst which can be made.
o nt5 are troinc to vote against giving you
u.. ,,- o nf tho pxlra COSt. iniS
what you aeserve jusi uaouoy ..... 7
is very unfair, because after all, chances are you will pay
a greater part of the cost than will they. So our conten
tion is, since you are going to have to pay the larger
share of the bill, you certainly should be given the oppor
tunity of getting the best possible in an education.
This newspaper is for you and better schools-we
honestly feel the program will mean for you a better to
day, and a brighter tomorrow. . Ui.
Who can stand up and deny you of that right .
In 13 Communities Thurs.
The article by Agnes' Shapter in
Thursday's Mountaineer about con
ditions at WT1IS has caused much
favorable comment, according to in
formation reaching this newspape. .
Typical is the remark ot a locul
mother who, in a telephone con
versation, remarked: "1 nue ne.nu
my children talk about condition!,
at the school but I could not be-
licve they were telling, the iruui.
Miss Shapter's story, however, con.
firms everything the children said.
An interesting aspect of the situ
ation is the fact that the tour was
made by Miss Shapter as her last
...innnwnt for thp Mountaineer. It
was written in Florida where she is
now staying, and mailed back with
the comment: "1 had to get this oil
my mind. Conditions were- dis
graceful.'1 , ' "
The annual PMA community
committee election win be neiu
Thursday 'in 13 Haywood County
communities, according to Mrs.
emit Parker, secretary of me
Production and Marketing Admin
istration office here. .
At the election voters also win
tini.i a rlnlcaate from each com-
munity to serve at the county fMA
convention this Friday wnen a
county committee will be chosen.
Eligible voters are any ownci,
operators, tenants or sharecroppers
on a farm that Is participating this
year in any program administered
by the county and community PMA
committees, Mrs. Parker explained.
Polls will be open Thursday from
9 a. m. until 6 p. m. At least 10
candidates must be nominated for
ih. i nf committee and alter-
JIT 'Jlllll .'I fcv-..-
nate committee. Nominations will
be made starting at 9 a.m.
Voting places are:
Beaverdam, Canton Town Hall,
Cecil, Messur's store; Clyde, hign
school: Crabtree, Crabtree - Iron
Duff High School; East Fork, Mas
sif's store; Fines Creek, high
school: Iron Duii, Parks garage;
Ivy Hill, Burgin's store; Jonathan
Creek, Rock Hill School; Pigeon,
Bethel School; Waynesvllle, "wa
nffl,... cuiirt house: While uaK,
community house, and I'anmer
Creek, Messer's store.
The present county PMA com
mittee is comprised of A. W. Fer
guson, chairman; C. R. Liner, vice
chairman, and J. B. Hipps. regular
Community committeemen in
(Sp,, PMA Election Page 6
from Records of