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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 a 11
68th YEAR NO. 66 20 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 13, 1953 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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u. .mo a tiuinp ot ousnes.
mu>uis uived m loo King
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t io llie game, ue was
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'At ,u m lie could ouiy see
oi a jar nd. men coser
uoii icveaiefl me au was
m, ganon jar ol delicious
pennies - soliu peacues
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jnu auinired. tne two nn
,e game, witn Poik tiaieiy
oui uie c nai lestoiuaii, ano
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tots loosed Uis, smened
a tasted equally as good,
uistd mat some one in a
urry had buiied tne irun
got to go oack?perhaps it
?a stoien and hidden mere,
ay, roiK tound me peacnes,
u me game, Dul Jsinuu is
to cat tne peacnes. Neither
r wouul mane any comment
ie why ol that.
South Carolinians were
it their alternoon game of
j delicious tind.
iword Of Damocles
newly decorated police
in Waynesville has one
not commonly found in
irroundings. Somebody has
fully added one of those
ie coconut heads which
c a Zulu cannibal of a Hot
ncdicine man or something
1 in your dreams after too
ocation is ideal for giving
ss the uneasy feeling that
ajing "Heavy, heavy hangs
ur head." Hanging as the
does directly above the
chair, it has given rise to
or thai il the witness does
tin whole truth and ifcth-'
the truth, the hairy hard
I crash down to stop his
hed on a stool in
and ordered a
ng in considerable
gulped down his
>ed a quarter on
1 walked out. j
smoothly slid the
niform pocket and
to find the boss
"Didja see that
e asked hastily,
-bit tip and then
out paying for his
the three leading
arriages in the U.
r the leading five
i wish to make it
'very one will start
correctly, but then
rth Carolina .High
been sending out
i Maps of the Great
ue Ridge area to
rides who request
?ia "Guide for the
this source the pro
ization has just re
k-down of marriages
by months, prepared
nal Bureau of Vital
marriages for 1952
percentage of the
bowing months: June
1. Dec. 9 1; Sep. 8.9;
y R 6; Ott. 8 5; Nov.
Feb. 68; Jan. 6.5;
A Fo.MOO tilKT lor Haywood's nesv agricultural
and home arts building is accepted by C. C.
F>ancis, county manager, seated, from Bruce
ltlorford, right, director of industrial and com
munity relations of Champion Taper and Fibre
Company. On the left, standing, is Jack. Chap
man. chairman ut' the county advisory commit
ter who selected the 20-acrr site on Highway
19A-23 between Wayttewille and l.akc Junalus
ka for the area, and f eed Ferguson, of the tax
and insurance division of Champion.
C. of C. To
The directors of the Chamber
of Commerce authorized the erec
tion of two extra large, lighted
signs on highways leading into
The publicity committee was in
structed "proceed" aCotWd- With
the work? The sTgns'wIll stress the
importance of yie community to
, industry and tourist.
The committee is at work on
sketches and sites for the signs,
and will probably award the con
tract within the next week or ten
Several committees reported on
activities at the meeting Tuesday
night, with Dr. Boyd Owen, presi
| Shoplifting Is
For 2 Young Men
Shoplifting is proving expensive
to those who try it.
Proof of this was evidenced this
week, when the Waynesville police
arrested two young men, each 22
years of age. The men had pick
ed up merchandise from Stovall's
Five and Ten, and Eagle Stores,
valued at $3.55, and had walked out
without paying their bill.
The shoplifters were tried in
police court, sentenced 32 days on
the road, with a suspended sen
tence upon payment of a $25 fine
and another $14 for costs.
One of the men dug up his $39,
and went his way.
The other unable to raise $39
is spending the next 32 days help
ing to build roads, and will have
plenty of time to think things
over. The other, with $39 less, is
also having time to think how much
easier it would have been to have
paid for the merchandise in the
Powell Act Funds
To Bring Towns
Waynesvillc will receive $20,116
and Canton $17,525 from the
Powell Act funds this year, the
State Highway Commission an
nounced today. Checks will be sent
out next month.
Funds received under the Pow
ell Act are to be applied toward
building and maintenance of
Streets not part of the state high
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Widening Of Haywood
Street About Finished
Town forces are completing the
new sidewalk, necessitated by the
widening of Haywood Street for
almost a block, between Miller and
The new section of paving of the
street will probably be completed
early next week. At the widest
point the street will be 20 feet
wider, I _
h ,>ar,ly cloudy and
e aft" 0 likeUh?o<? ?' scat
id,.. "noon thundershow
,ngP ,r ,,y ^oudy with
1 ln temperature.
led bv1hSVille temperature
? 'he State Test Farm.
0 ??*. Mtn. Rainfall
, "2 49 _
2 "4 49 _
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Trustees To Be Named On
Monday For Agricultural
And Home Arts Building
The board of commissioners arc
expected to name a board 01 trus
tees for the Haywood Agricultural
and Home Arts Development as
ihtr$ intff oil "Monday, it was learn
ed today by The Mountaineer from
C. C. Francis, chairman.
The action of naming the trus
tees has been "stepped up" as Mr.
Francis explained, by the gift of
$5,000 for the building by the
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany. The check was presented to
the county on Tuesday afternoon.
Louis V. Sutton, president and
general manager of Carolina Paw
er and Light Company, wrote R.
N. Barber, Jr., chairman of the
agricultural committee of the
Chamber of Commerce that his
firm would send a check for $500
to the project.
Mr. Francis said that as soon as
the, board of trustees are named,
he expected architects will be con
sulted, and some definite planning
gotten under way for the building,
as well as landscaping of the
Under the terms of the bill as
passed by the 1953 General As
sembly, the county can appripri
ate any budget surplus from the
general fund to the project, and
levy a tax up to half a cent per
$100 valuation for the construc
tion and maintenance of the pro
For Iron Duff
(See Picture?Page I, See. 3)
The Iron Duff Homecoming at
! Davis Chapel Methodist Church
will begin at 10 a.m Sunday. Aug
ust 16, with a 2-hour service fol
lowed by a picnic in the grove and
an afternoon memorial singing
Orovcr Davis will act as master
of ceremonies for the day and j?ive
the recognition of guests. A wel
come address will be given by O.
L Yates, superintendent of the
Sunday School, following the prel
ude sung by Miss Mattie Sue Med
ford. Next in the order of worship
is Scripture reading by Lawson Mc
Elroy; and the benediction by the
Rev. Frank Early. The Rev. John
I. Klzer, pastor of the Hazelwood
? Baptist Church, will preach the
Following a picnic lunch in the
church grove, the congregation will
re-assemble in the church in a
memorial service for residents and
former residents of the Iron Duff
community. The Rev. C. O. Newell
will preside and music will be
furnished by choirs, duets, quartets
and congregational singing.
Mrs. M. G. Head had as guests
for the weekend in her home on
the Pigeon Road, her nephew, Dr.
C. C. Collins. Jr., Mrs. Collins and
their children of Cincinnati, Ohfo
and Mrs. Conrad Swindell and
family of Washington, D.- C.
Another Gift For
Another sift is soon to arrive
for the agricultural Home Arts
Building. The Carolina Power
and Light Company is adding
$?00, according to Louis V. Sut
ton. president of the firm, to
R. N. Barber, Jr., chairman of
the agricultural committee of
the Chamber of Commerce.
.Mr. Sutton explained that his
firm is giving $10,000 in prizes
in the Finer Carolina contest,
and serves over 400 towns and
cities in the two Carolinas.
"We are vitally interested in
the project, and see many bene
fits," Mr. Sutton said.
MRS. CLARK AT HOME
Mrs. Elmer T. Clark has return
ed to her home at Lake Junaluska
from St. Joseph's Hospital, Ashe
ville where she received treatment
tor a broken arm.
2 CDP Tours
Two community home and farm
visits are scheduled for Saturday,
as Aliens Creek tours White Oak
and Beaverdam goes to Jiaunook.
Saunook and Beaverdam resi
dents will assemble Saturday at
9:30 a.m. at the Spick And Span
Grill near the Dayton Rubber plant.
They will visit the Bud McClure's
beef cattle. Reeves Allen's poultry,
the Pleasant Balsam Baptist
Church. Howell Freeman's new
home, the pasture and cattle
of Jarvis Allisan, the new home
of J. W. Rowland and the state
fish hatchery. Following stops at
Guy Arrington's livestock farm
and at the Barber orchard and
packing house, they will continue
to Hooper Eavenson's orchard.
I.unyh. recreation and the swim
ming party are pUnned for the
The .Aliens Creek visit to White
Oak on Saturday will start at 10
a.m. instead of at 9:30. The two
groups will meet at the Cove C reek
fork and the tour will include Mrs.
Grace "orrow's tobacco, Boone
Jenkins' tobacco. Tcague Williams'
beef cattle, Walter towe's home
improvements, and Sam Lcdfokd s
home improvements and improve
ments at the Pigeon Baptist
The tour will then proceed to
the J. I). Duekett place to see
corn and tobacco, to the Amos
(See CDP Tours?Page 81
Comm. To Meet
The staff of the 14th division of
the State Highway, and Public
Works Commission, headed by
Commisaioner Harry Buchanan,
will meet in Waynesville Friday,
August 21. The session will be
open to the public.
The meeting is set for the Court
House, beginning at 2 p.m.
Commissioner Buchanan will be
accompanied by his engineering
staff, who will be prepared to dis
cuss local and area highway prob
Haywood To Get
$6,400 As Part
Of Pisgah Fund
Haywood county will receive
$0,400.99 as their share of the Pis
gah National Forest revenues for
this year. The Pisgah revenues
amounted to $47,769.05, and will
be divided among the 12 counties
in this area.
Transylvania received $8,281. and
McDowell gets $6,575. The other
nine counties received less than
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DEER PLENTIFUL In Pisgah National Forest la evidenced by
Ranger Ted Seely, picture dabove at one of the recreational area*
in the I'lsgah National Forest feeding a young buck, which was
one of three injured by stray dogs. Called "Andy," this tame lit
tle fawn pauses in front of an eight-foot plaque of "Smokey," the
symbol of forest fire prevention In the forest* of America. The
ranger points out that two of the worst enemies of deer, reported
plentiful this season, are stray dogs and forest fires. Visitors in
the Pisgah Forest at this time of the year usually see many deer
along the streams and on the mountainsides.
iPhottf and cut courtesy Transylvania Times).
A BUSY DAY wu spent by C. C. Francis, left, county manager,
and Jule Noland. register of deeds, as the.v signed their names
500 times on Haywood school bonds. When they had finished their
task, the bonds were worth exactly a half million dollars. This
is the third group of bonds of $500,000 that have been sold of the
two millions for the expansion of Haywood school systems. Both
men agreed that the task of signing their names 500 times was
harder than they Aral thought. (Mountaineer Photo).
Haywood Baptists Plan
Association Programs And
Speakers, August 18-19
Thr towns of Waynesville and
Hardwood will advertise prop
erty for delinquent 1952 taxes on
nrxt Monday. The county adver
tised last Monday, and will sell
the property at auction on Sep
tember 7th, with the two towns
selling one week later.
Members^ of the Lions Club
have their sights on adding $1,000
to their treasury Saturday after- j
noon, to be used in their work a-1
niong the blind and underprivileg
In an effort to reach their goal,
the members of the club are stag
ing theeir third annual auction
sale of merchandise and services.
The sale will be held at Esskay
Galleries. Saturday, at 2:30, with
the entire proceeds going to the
two welfare funds of the club. The
auctioneers of Esskay are donat- 1
ing their time, and all facilities
of the Gallery are being contribut
ed free of charge.
A large array of merchandise
has been assembled for the event,
and much interest is being shown.
Each year large crowds attend.
The sponsors said that, all mer
chandise will be open, and no sur
prise packages will be offered for
sale. The list of items include
everything from country hams to
wearing apparel, appliances, jewel
ry, and services of laundries, dry
cleaners, and service stations.
Jerry Rogers is general chair
Not Yet Determined
No successor has yet been nam- j
ed to replace Turner Cathey as
Assistant County Agent, County !
Agent Wayne Franklin said today.
Interviews are being conducted.!
hut no decision has been reach
ed. Franklin said
Cathey? resignation was an
flounced this week He will leave
August 15 In resume his former
post of principal of the I'enn
sylvania Avenue school in Canton
An exceptionally large crowd is
expected at the five meetings of
the fittth Annual Session of the
Haywood Baptist Association begin
ning Tuesday, August 18 Moder
ator of the 1953 Association is the
Rev. H. L. Smith. Other officers
are the Rev. Doyle Miller, vice
moderator, the Rev Elmer Greene,
clerk: and Neil Webb, treasurer.
Mr. Greene is also ^ssociational
Sessions will be held in the
Fines Creek, Richland and Antioch
Baptist Churches. VHlinu speak
ers include Dr. Vu A Muggins,
executive secretary. N. C. Baptist
Convention; the Rev. James M.
Hayes! superintendent. Baptist
Home for the Aged; L. L. Carpen
ter, editor, Biblical Recorder; Dr.
C. D. Bessenger, pastor, Grace
Baptist Church, West Asheville;
Dr. W. K. McGec, Baptist Hos
pital Representative; W. C. Reed,
superintendent. Baptist Orphanage;
and Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, president,.
Mars Hill College.
The following programs have
Tursday Morning, August 18
Fines Creek Church
9:30?Call to Order by Moder
ator?Rev. 11. L. Smith.
Opening Hymn?Carl Painter.
9:33-?Scripture and Prayer ?
Rev. Tom Erwin.
9:45?Roll Call?Recognition of
Visitors?Adoption of Order of
9:55?Report of Executive - Pro
motion Committee, and the Coop
erative Program Rev. Tom Erwin.
10:10- -Report on N. C. Baptist
Home- Jatnes Hayes.
10:30 Mi ssions?State Missions.
(See Baptists?Page 8)
To Attend Meeting
Officials of the Haywood Electric
Membership Corporation will at
tend the annual state-wide meet
ing of the North Carolina Coop
erative Association at Nags Head
August 19 and 20. Those who will
attend from the local cooperative
are. Roy B Medford' president;
Blaine Nicholson, vice-president;
Dan Rcid, J. N Fisher, Jack Har
ris, M M. Kirkpatrick, Carter Os
borne, If. W. Davis, directors; R.
C. Sheffield, manager; and H. E
This is the largest delegation
from the local Cooperative ever
to attend any slate or national as
sociation meeting as a group.
New Wage Increase Put
Into Effect At Champion
A wage increase for all employ
ees of the Carolina Division of the
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany and a liberalization of the
firms' paid holiday policy were an
nounced Wednesday by H. A. field
er, vice president and division
Effective August 10th, Helder
said, all hourly base rates are be
ing increased by five cents per
hour, or by 3r/c, whichever is
greater in each individual case.
At the same time equitable ad
justments are being made in the
pay to salaried employees and
piece rate workers.
This wage adjustment affects
some 2250 hourly rated workers
and 500 salaried employees at the
The Company's paid holiday pol
icy was liberalised to include one
more paid holiday each year.
Also effective August 10th,
fielder's announcement said, is the
transfer of a temporary eost-of
livtng bonus into the base pay
rates of all employees, and the dis
continuation of the bonus as such.
This bonus was inaugurated at
two cents per hour in September,
1951 ( to offset a rising trend in
the cost of living. Since then it
has been increased to the current
level of eight cents per hour, which
is the amount being Incorporated
into the base pay rates.
"For want of a nail the shoe was
lost." and for want of an auto
license two alleged forgers are
headed for jail in South Carolina
with an assist from members of
the North Carolina State Highway
Patrol. Cpl. Pritchard Smith spot
ted the tagless car and took its
two occupants in to Boson City,
where circumstances quite unfore
seen by the motorists resulted in
their being held in custody at the
request of South Carolina police.
Cpl. Smith relates that as he was
making a routine trip to Bryson
City, he spotted a brand-new Ford
parked near Balsam Gap. The car
lacked license plates. Two men
seated in it seemed busy with
As heavy traffic did not permit
him to turn safely at that point.
Smith pulled off the highway a
round another curve or so. plan
ning that if the men did not pass
hiirt shortly, he would turn' back.
In due course the Ford came a
round the bend, and Smith signal
led the driver to stop. Since there
was a question of the validity of
the driver's license. Smith order
ed the two to precede him into
There a search of the car by
Smith and Sgt. T. A. Sandlin
turned up first a check book, then
a mass of filled-out checks, sign
ed by different persons, but all, in
the amount of 951.
The men made no bones about
admitting that they had forged
the checks and were on their way
to Cherokee to pass them. So far
as is known, they had not had time
to "cash in" on any in this vicinity.
The men also confessed that
they were wanted in South Caro
, Una. and a call to South Gerollna
officers corroborated the fact that
at least one of them was wanted
for forgery and for passing bad
Finally brought into the picture
was the FBI, since the case had
crossed state lines.
If there is a warning here to
lawbreakers, it could be that pen
ning rubber checks may lead to a
stretch in the "pen" if you wind
up your "homework" in a tag
less car parked on' a public high
way in view of an observant law
Bryson Will Join
Several changes were announc
ed today in Haywood's highway pa
Patrolman V. E. Bryson, of High*
lands, comes to Haywood, August
25, and will be stationed in Canton,
replacing Patrolman Harold Day
ton, who has been assigned to
Hazelwood, and will be on High
way 19 from the Lake to Soco Gap.
Patrolman W. E. Wooten remains
in Canton, and Cpl. Pritchard
Smith will, be in charge, and con
tinue in Waynesville.
Patrolman Joe Murrill is now
.stationed at Mt. Gilead, in the
Piedmont section of the state.
Four Killed On
Cpl. Pritchard Smith said today
that under the rules of the Motor
Vehicles Division of the State,
that the death of the late Dave
Plott, killed when his tractor left
a highway, would have to be count
ed as a highway fatality.
Cpl. Smith, together with Sher*
iff Fred Campbell, investigated the
accident which claimed the life of
the well known Haywood man.
This brings the lf^ total of
deaths on the highway for Hay
wood to four.
(This Information com
piled from Records ad
Stale Highway Patrol)