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Tie Waynesyelle Mountaineer
66th YEAR NO. 101
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Am American soldier sta
tioned lit Iceland wrote to
his parents: "It's so eold
here that the inhabitant
hare to Ure somewhere
0 Associated Press
WAYNESYILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 17, 1951 $3.0GIn Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
'it- that the. eggs his hens
... irnnd as those Dur-
e " .. .nnenilii thn tzrt
,WnoW own seven u uuuuicu
it., ch.i li:ie nut thought
jrc purchased. ,..
.ik Hazelwood Boosters Club J
v night.-a certain geniie
jmj a director of the Boost
3 well, leaned back in his
,nd puffed with Olympian
ncnt as across the bowl of
ipf two women kept up a con-
dow oi woras. upon ueing
how he could ignore the
er he replied:
le tains; i smose r air
I gave him a bowlful of my
to which is subtitled "When
Iter Heeds, a Friend".
All Smiles, In Behalf Of Her Sister . . .
L Always Tells
Uy Farm Agent Wayne Corp-
pointed out today that Hay-
County s prize-winning bur
the November Tobacco Fesli-
d equally well on the ware
Meador of Ratcliffe Cove
Leek sold 1.054 pounds of to-
at a healthy average of 64.7
lie sold 446 pounds at 71
190 pounds at 70 cents, and
oumls at 68 cents, 178 pounds
cents, and 118 pounds at 30
f - if h r s
. ff 'if ti irT-nr-" " """ '
i a recent report of county ex
itures. $37.50 was reported
I (or "crooners investigation."
check disclosed this to be
lv a misllicker of the typewrit.
rrhc item should have read
Imer's investigation", .
Mrs. James Murray is shown accepting the keys and title to the Buick given away here Saturday by
the Merchants Association. Mis. Murray "won or her sister" Mrs. Jack Felmet. Handing Mr. Mur
ray the keys from the left is Bill Chambers, in charge of the event, and on the right, C. D. Ketner,
president of the Merchants Association, is handing the title. Looking up at Mrs, Murray is Harry
Davis Caldwell, who participated in the selection of the winner. He is holding $20 In "folding money"
given as a gift by Mrs. Murray for his part of the program. Some 6000 people attended the event, which
concluded the event which began last October. On the left Is Charles B. McCrary, Fines Crook; Mar
vin Leatherwood, Jonathan Creek, and L. B. Hooper, of Hazelwood, who served as judges,
e Brings Wisdoms?
le gentleman was old but not
kppy about it. After some rath-
Joy fencing about his ago, he
anded a guess. Th eanswer was
liisenative 53. The .gentleman
M "If I was 53 and' knew. "all
pwnow I'd give you everything
pell." the old- man hesitated.
rything. that iis, except my
day shotgun, and my old wo
You wouldn't want her any-
j Word From Mars?
Jorc 'selling radios recently re
d a flock of balloons' carrying
ens worth five bucks for the
asc of a radio. The balloons
sent aloft from Mt. Mitchell
so far only one has been re
el found. A five year old gin
d one up in Hillsboro, West
nia. A plug in The Mountain-
might have done better.
pres Set Late
kwiesville merchants will re-
f open until 9 p. m. Friday to
f hnstnias shoppers, Mrs. Rob
' Byd, merchants association
'ary, announced todav.
lores. will pIokp at the reeular
the remainder of the week,
'"chants have voted to close
stmas Day, and the day follow-
s. Boyd disclosed.
ores also will Motse .Tanuarv 1.
resume Wednesdav closings at
f the next dav. she added.
Albert W. Ferguson ol Crabtree
and C. R Liner of Wavnesville i
were re-elected as chairman audi
vice-chairman, respectively, of the
Haywood County PMA Committee
at a meeting Friday at the court
: T. C. Davis of Iron Dull" was
chosen as the third member of the
committee. He replaces ,1, B. Hipps
Off Bcaverctarri. " ' '"""
Delegates at the election ineeliug i l'ra
John Reno of Beavcrdam. Jerry
Francis of Cecil. W; G. Byers of
Clyde, Roy McCraeken of Crab
tree, Ira H. Cogburn of East Fork.
Jack Ferguson of Fines Creek, T.
C. Davis of Iron Duff, C. F, Owen
of Ivv Hill, John Howell of Jona
than Creek, J. F. Justice of Pigeon,
R, C. Francis of Waynesviue, kod
ert F"isher of White Oak, and J. W.
Parkins of. Panther Creek.
Elected as PMA community com
mitteemen in balloting Thursday
were (with chairmen, vice-chairmen,
and regular members listed in
Beaverdam Jack Harris, John
Reno, and Fred Mann.
Cecil Jerry Francis. Floyd
Brown, and Paul Woody.
Clvde George C. Haynes.
Byers, and Robert Mcdford.
Crabtree M. H. KiikpaU ick
H. Best, and Gay Bradshaw.
East Fork-I. C. Trull. Will Sel
la and J. A. Kuykendall.
Fines Creek Floyd Fisher, J. T.)
Ferguson, and Davis Price.
Iron Duff Jack Chancers, r. u. ;
ni-nHshnw. and Devoe Mcxiioy
Ivv Hill W. P
ry, and Frank MehafTey.
Jonathan Creek John
Bond Program 2562 Ta l609
Official Tabulation of Saturday's Vote
The'annual Christmas Tree spon
sored by the Waynesvillc Woman's
Club will be held at the Court
House Saturday afternoon at 2
Christmas bags will be presented
to the childern and a program of
readings and music will be pre
sented. Mrs, N. W. Garrett, chairman of
the welfare department of the
sponsoring club. Is'-seTvhig'asrcctf-
al chairman for the event audi
Mrs. M. G.'Stamcy te in charge or
, The following members will meet
at the Court House Saturday at 1
o'clock to prepare the bags for dis
tribution: Mrs. Garrett, Mrs.
Charles Ray, Mrs. W. C. Boutwell,
Mrs. T. L. Bramlett, Mrs. J. H.
Howell, Sr., Miss Robina Miller,
Miss Ray Ballard, Mrs. J. R. Boyd,
Mrs John H dds. Mrs. C. F. Ktrk-
patrick, and Mrs. John Queen
Countv Commissioner Jarvis Al-
I lison is still in the Haywood Coun
! tv Hospital suffering from a brok-
i n wrist as a resuu oi a iau mum
day from the loft of a barn.
The latest reports on his condi
tion was: "Uncomfortable, with
severe pains in the side."
Allison fell eight feet and though
in considerable pain came down
I , . A 4 .1 l.ilinfkL!L'
Bovd Frank Hen-i town ana iransacivu nume
W'lOI'C DCing pviauauL-u u 6"
Howell, the hospital. There a broken wrist
xiK..t Franklin and Edgar Mes-1 was quicK.yu.K .
liuuui v ,
Ninety food-handlers in Waynes
villc rostauranU, tourist homes,
and markets and CO in Canton
establishments have completed a
five-session course in sanitary food-
handling given by the county
George W, . Rounlree, county
sanitation officer, said that ccrtifi-
fatcs tfbtrid bfflssuctrttr Business
places which sent employees to the
NeOurse. Perfect attendance records
Were made by representatives of
Burnett's restaurant and Charlie's
Place in Waynesvillc, and by those
from the Champion food sloie and
Charlie's in Canton, Mr. Rounlree
The sanitation officer expressed
satisfaction at the interest and co
operation shown by food-handling
places in the health department's
instruction. He added that the pres
ent course was much more success
ful than those in the past.
A short course," to be given aboul
the middle of May, will be offered
for the benefit of summer food
handling employees, Mr. Rounlree
' Tentative plans also have been
made by the health department for
instruction in sanitary milk hand
ling for dairy workers, Mr. Houn
Irec said .... ,
The course would include films,
demonstrations and a talk by a
chemist from a Charlotte firm
which manufactures dairy sanita
tion equipment, he added. -
Aliens Creek school
Beaverdam No. 1
Beaverdam No. 2
Beaverdam No. 3
Beaverdam No, 4
Beaverdam No. 5
Beaverdam No. 6
Fines Creek No. 1
Fines Creek No. 2
Set This Year '
The commissioners have decided
against a new revaluation for
The matter had been under con
sideration for several weeks, but
the commissioners decided to
wait until 1953, which according;
to law, a revaluation must be
made. The last revaluation was
made three years ago.
W. A. Biaoley, prominent Hazel
wood merchant, was elected
chairman of the Haywood Coun
ty Hospital hoard of trustees at
a meeting last week. He succeeds
A Quiet Session
-R. C. Francis. J.
and Will Leather-
White Oak-Joe Davis, ueoige
Boring, and Robert Fisher.
Panther Creek Milton Messer.
V. Bradley, and Marvin Aning-
. . . !I1
mi I'M A nll'ice stall also wn.viifsviuc
r.. ..i.iflw.r VPJir.
was appoimeu iui '""'" j-
The staff includes Mrs. aaian i
tion about the internal injunu ui
were feared Thursrday has been released.
JO CHRISTMAS ""
The. ; WM;
Honriau rio it wli- and not
fold. Tuesday, cloudy and warm-
pirieial Waynesville tempera
s recorded by the staff of
Stain Tpst Firml.
Ptc Mivl Min Rainfall
Capt. and Mrs. Jack Richeson
and little daughter, Belle, of Camp
LeJeune arrived yesterday to spend
the holidays with Capt. Richeson's
mother. Mrs. L, M. Richeson,. and
Mrs. Richeson's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. 11. 'D. Lutz.
The board of commissioners in
session today were expected to
handle routine "third Monday"
"We do not have anything big to
eoine up," C. C. Francis, chulr
inan, said. "Most of the business is
routine, and if anything big does
come to our attention, we will have
to adjourn to the bedside of Mr.
Allison at the Hospital for final
action." Mr. Allison was -injured
in a fall last Thursday.
Mr. Francis said the board had
re-appointed James Kirkpatrick as
auditor for another year, and had
also re-appolnled Mrs. J, P. Dicus,
and Homer Henry, tax deputies for
Bernard Ferguson, 13, son of Mr.
and Mrs, Paul W, Ferguson of
Fines Creek, has been named dis
trict winner of the Tobacco Crops
Project Contest by the Plant Foods
Institute of North Carolina and
Bernard, a member of the Fines
Creek junior 4-H Club, was ad
judged winner of the contest over
champions from 14 other Western
North Carolina counties. As dis
trict title-holder, he will receive a
$25 U. S. savings bond.
Bernard was named county to
bacco winner at the annual 4-H
Achievement Day program at the
court house December 8.
"Collections are up lo par," said
Jerry Rogers, chairman of the
heallh and welfare committee of
the Waynesville Lions Club. He
was speaking of the project under
taken by the three Lions Clubs of
Haywood County, which annually
supoJUes JU'ound $2,000.00 worth 'Of
shoes and clothing to needy child
ren. Monday it was the turn of child
ren on Fines Creek. A group was
brought into town and fitted with
complete outfits of new clothing.
Other groups are brought In daily.
Supplementing the dime board on
Main St. as a fund raising medium
will be a box supper and talent
show on Thursday. Both are open
to the public and, according to Rog
ers, some of the best cooks in the
county have promised to bring
boxes. The affair will take place al
The Lions are . also sponsoring
the collection of clothes for needy
people. Collection centers are the
fire department and the radio sta
Cold Weather Cuts
Weekend Arrests Here
Cold weather during the. week-
cad served to put a chill on most
wrongdoers as police, highway pa
trolmen, and the sheriff reported a
relatively small number of arrests.
Police arrested 15 for drunken
ess, one for drunk driving and two
for disturbing the peace. State
patrolmen cited two for driving
drunk, one for speeding and 12 on
The sheriff ' reported u "light"
Christmas Seal Drive
At 75 Per Cent Mark
Cpl. Woodard Is
En Route To Korea
Cpl.-Roger C. Woodard, son of
and Mrs. C. A, wooaara oi
left Santa Anna,
California Saturday for Korea. !
Cpl Woodard. who has been
serving in the Marie Corps for the
pay Eller and Miss Bobbie V.
Hospital Bids. Submitted;
Will Be Awarded Tuesday
ii i, i '.In pieht ivues of hospit
equipment for the new addition to
the Haywood County Hospital were
opened Friday at a meeting oi the
hospital board oi r 'J
i .. i:ni!:il Mi nunistra-
conimissiiiiivia, .; , . , ... ,
tor, and rcpresenumvis
New officers oi iw w
. . . ..i i..i,if,v.'K ki'ssioii.
ver. i - , , .
v-i...,1 were: W. A. Brauiey.
man, and .Lorenzo Smathers. secre-i
tary. ufviiiiig iia
Underwootl presiaea -
r.nw bidders on the equipment firmjs ; a
all plies Aspden Associates, Greens
Linen Clark Linen and Equip
. r rhiraao $5,131.10.
Dietarv equipment Ashevuie
anri Eouioment wo
of bidding '$2,890. . , ', ,. v
X-Kay equipniem. . "
ii.iv foro.. Atlanta. $0,950.
iti.tiimis' mom furniture Mas-
....in Co.. S18.Z4.a.
ri.KTii nir lanes mini"'
. i in- ion
i. Davis, hospital aaminisu
tor, explained that the fact that a
low bidder aoes noi. iief
Pariiv mean that n wm oe .;
nlfice equipment - TaUnian Of- ed I a -
cmnlf Co.. Ashevuie. sj.-"'v.
Medical . surgical
contract for the hospital
x ho uviurrlcrl at 8
. laboratory contracts .f "
i HIcl SlirS Cai k"., 1,1 . . !,.: ...!,
equipment , - I t,,es and commissioners
' Housekeeping - janitorial
joint meeting of the hospital trus-
J , tula ,tioplr
I tees and commissiumus
'probably Tuesday, Mr. Davis said.
Hospital Equipment Bids Opened
L The local Christmas Seal Coin-
tnitlee's campaign to raise $1,200
for tuberculosis treatment and re
search has reached the three-quart
ers mark with the collection of
$900. J. A. Fancher, committee
treasurer, disclosed today.
Mrs. J. 11. McCraeken, committee
chairman, urged: "If you have not
already sent in your dollar for the
seals mulled to you, won't you
please do so before the drive
The gift of health is the best
gift we can give to our community,
the purchase of Christmas seals
will aid In nuiking our community
a healthful place in which to live."
Of Saturday Election
Completed Early Today
Haywood county approved a two
million dollar bond issue for school
expansion purposes Saturday by a
vote of 2562 to 1609, according to
the official tabulation by the elec
tion board in session this morning.
The board of elections had two
precincts to check at noon, but said
that as far as they knew the final
figures would remain at 2562 and
This was about 1000 lighter vote
K.. 1.nJ W,.... ll..l..A(.. U -
tion officials, who are Frank D.
Ferguson, Jr., chairman; Charles
Hawkins, secertary, and Glenn V,
Voting throughout the county
was light, especially in the Beaver
dam areas, with 808 votes cast. Of
Uiesc, 424 were against the bond is
sue, and 384 for, making a net of
40 against the issue.
Two precincts in the county went
solidly against the bond issue
Fine Creek No. 2, and White Oak.
The other Fines Creek precinci,
No. 1, voted 7 for to 143.
Cataloochee, with 7 qualiiled vot
ers, spilt the issue even with four
votiiiK two tor, ana two againtit,
and 3 not voting.
The largest areas going for the
issue were Waynesville and Bethel,
with the precinct at Center Waynes
ville (court house) polling 10 to 1
for the Issue, with Hazelwood, and
Bethel almost in the same bracket.
The five precincts in the Waynes
villc area gave tnc bond issue a
majority of 1102 votes. The official
tabulation shows 1349 cast for the
issue, and 247 against out of 1596
Pigeon precinct went the ulrong- ,
est of any rural area, with 231 .for I
ana i against. . ,
The day was exceptionally quid.
throughout the county, will, -far
fewer arrests being made than on
the usual Saturday. Most of the
precincts had counted out in a
short time after the polls had clos
ed, and the results were pretty welt
determined within an hour and a
half after the polls closed.
Officials said this morning the
next step to be taken would be a
Joint mcelng of the board of edu
caton and the commissioners for
the purpose of naming the advis
ory committee of live members.
It was pointed out that the board
of education would be responsible
for calling this meeting.
As soon as the advisory commit
tee Is named, it was said, the 11
man group (3 board of education:
3 commissioners, 5 advisory com.
miltee) would proceed with plan?
for i'.'iitvIiil' out the Diuvisiim nt
the bond issue which were adopted '.'
al the time the election was called.
The county - wide . program
will be carried out in everj rtelatl
as proposed, with each school get
ting the fund's as m-I up in the
program, as follows;
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Bids on equipment for the new addition to the' Haywood County hospital were opened by this group
at the court house last week. Around the table are (trom leu, rcaoing ciockwisui; cb uavts, nospuai
administrator- T P.' Morehouse of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission; County Commission
.r c Francis' Hospital Trustee W. A. Bradley; Trustee Spaldon Underwood, Commissioner Frank
m riavis Trustee Loramo Smalhers. Commissioner
Jarvis Allison, and Mrs, Harry Sullivan, Mr.
Rock Hill .-..
(See Election Patje 6)
March Of Dimes Drive
Goal Is . Set At $15,000
Organizational plans for the au
mial March of Dimes polio fund
drive were completed last night by
the- Haywood chapter 'of the- Na
tional Infantile Paralysis-Founda
tion at a meeting at Charlie's In
The group will seek to raise $13,-
000 In a two-week campaign which i
begins January 18. and ends Jan
uary 31. i
Edwin Haynes. who presided at)
Friday night's meeting, asserted1
that polio fund drives in the county '
in the past have been "unusually
successful". Haywood ranked third
in the stale last year in per capita
contributions to the March of
Equal or greater success in Jan
uary is being hoped for, Mr.
In a report to county polio chap
ter members, Mr. Haynes said that
the cost of treatment for each polio
patient has risen in recent years
from a small amount to as high as
Half of the funds donated in the
drive here will go to the national
foundation for research and distri
bution to "epidemic lucalitiiV
Funds retained here this .Mar were
uvea lor treaimcnr or county pa
(See March of I Mines Page 6)
Injured ... . 51
Killed ... . 5
(Ihls iuforniatiun com
'piled from Records of
State Hihway Patrol.)