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The Waynesyille Mountaineer
ilSYVS Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park q [J,
, D 68th YEAR NO. 73 8 PAG Eg Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C* MONDAY*AFT E RN OOnT^8 EPT. 7, 1953" " $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties'
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, To Hear Margaret
-I Junes, of Crabtree, who
m smoking at 74, because he
T have time pr'or to that,
I ittending cattle sales. As
pr stock raiser, and leader
i ((immunity that won all top
, [or community improve
last year, Mr. James freely
pg himself, at any time,
?iny subject that comes to
|other day in Asheville, the
| for cattle were very low,
Iping a lull in the sale, Mr.
I give $1,000 to hear Mar- J
sing in the White House
said all Democrats smiled,
h Republicans looked at him
I sour like."
wing The Letter
to the jurors holding court
aland county told a deputy
I to keep all 13 jurors to
? lor the night, the deputy
; to do just that, according I
Cleveland Times, which told 1
tfy Jim McKinney Is surely
the most conscientious mem
f the County Sheriff's staff,
wed it by his performance
$ night after taking an oath
It to keep 13 jurors in one
aid to remain with them
?ly until he returned them
It . The 13 jurors, along
ke dutiful deputy and an ele
?perator. crowded into a
ft in an effort to reach their
lodgings on the top floor
kelbv Hotel. The load was
ah for the elevator and it
wk to the basement floor
Hftoig gears whined futiley
like ! .;?-$ f; e-ght . . The<
?hed deputy would not
H* cargo in his custody to
ided into two loads, so he
H the weary jurors out of
anient and up three flights
B whre they settled in for
? Rollins, in Pigeon, has
Bthat watermelons can be
Billy grown in Haywood
B He had about a half acre
Bta year, and the melons
Bi i par as to size, and taste
?ether day Mr. Rollins hap
see three boys slipping
B the edge of his melon
BXr Rollins slipped through
Bheld. and came up on the
B?d when questioned, an
B"We were just looking at
Bit nice of you to take an
Bt in my cane. Now how
Bhu like a nice watermelon
B^l's grinned, and accepted
B the largest melons in the
BjM went their way.
BjW that by removing the
Bfoo. and giving them the
Bright help them strength
BtviU power," remarked the
?k Moving On
are pushing alone on
filtering plant for
on upper Aliens
bottom of the 147,000
^Bdtar well has heen pour
sides have been form
^Vhady for pouring.
P!?nt will be of briek.
and steel, and Is part
^Bttpansion of the water
which w as voted
tas the contract.
^?OVF.R WEEK END
^^P^Sunday night, police
nine persons on
heing drunk. This
from Friday noon until
W|r? and mild
Towns May Buy
Large Crowds Enjoy
Labor Day Programs
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?I VV?V? VVU44VJ AO atlllg
one of its biggest holidays today
with virtually all business suspend
ed and most roads leading to fes
tivities in Canton.
Monday's weather was ideal for
4lh Annual Program at Canton.
Traffic is reported particularly
heavy this week end by the High
way Patrol. Picnics, me traditional
Labor Day mode of gathering fam
ily and friends, accounted for much
of the coming and going, especial
ly since Haywqod County offers
favorite picnic spots for people
from surrounding areas.
Chief of police Orville Noland
said Saturday's traffic was the
heaviest of the year.
Out-of-state cars were particu
larly seen moving toward Cherokee
where the out-door drama of the
Cherokee Indians "Unto These
Hills" will be given for the last
time this season Labor Day even
A mammoth parade at 10 a.m.
down Canton's Main Street opened
today's festivities and was watched
by thousands of persons from all
of Western Xarth-Carolina
as ' well as out-of-stat visitors.
Climax of the parade was a float
containing the king and queen of
labor, who were chosen and crown
ed Saturday night at a dance at
Camp Hope. Schedule for other
events in Canton is as follows:
1:30 p.m.?Horse Show on the
old Champion Nursery Grounds on
2:00 p.m. ? Platform entertain
ment at Canton High School Stad
ium running through the after
4:00 p.m.?Colored Softball game
between Canton and Waynesville
at the Little League Park.
7:00 p.m. ? Platform entertain
ment featuring at least 8 champion
ship square dance teams in com
9:45 p.m.?21-inch Screen Tele
vision award by the American
Legion Post No. 61, of Canton.
10:00 p.m.?Pony award by mem
(See Larae Crowd?Paee 8)
The churches of the Haywood
Baptist association will hold a "Mil
lion More in *54" Victory Rally at
the West Canton Baptits church,
Thursday, September 10," at 7:45
p. m., it was announced today by
Rev. W. N. Reece, associational
Sunday school superintendent.
Principal speaker will be Rev.
J. G. Goodwin, Jr., pastor of the
Clyde Baptist Church. He will
speak on the subject. "We Have
the Message the World Needs."
Purpose of the rally is to plan
for the participation of the church
es of this association in the cam
paign of Southern Baptists to
enroll a million more people in
Sunday school in one year. A goal
of 1,820 net gain has been set for
the Haywood association. Present
Sunday school enrolment of the
association is 9,097. Church leaders
will determine the steps they will
take to achieve their individual
church goals at the rally.
Next major event in the cam
paign for "A Million More in '$4"
will be Preparation Week which
the churches will observe indivi
dually September 20-27. During
this week they will seek to com
plete plans for the achievement of
their enrolment goals, using a new
guidebook. "The Pull of the Peo
ple," by J. N. Barnette.
A Sunday school enrolment gain
Of 1,189,966 was recorded by South
ern Baptists In the four years end
ing in 1952 for a total enrolment
of 9,491,096. Southern Baptist
church membership totaled 7,634,
ino 1. lORQ
LABOR DAY QUEEN, Miss Carolyn Campbell. 16, daughter of
Mrs. Roy Campball, and the late Mr. Campbell, of Canton, was
chosen queen Saturday night of the 47th annual Labor Day pro
gram, before 1000 spectators at the Canton Stadium. Leonard B.
Holder was named king. (Teague-Hawkins Photo).
Average Haywood County
Family Insured For $4,100
With Corn Shucks
Catches On Fire
Fire of unknown origin did con-'
siderable damage to a small frame
building filled with corn shucks at
the foot of Boyd Avenue about
9:15 Saturday night.
Firemen kept a stream of water
on the blaze for more than an hour
and a half, and three hours later,
a crew of firemen remained at the
scene with hose as the blaze would
break out again in the dry feed.
Fireman Clem Fitzgerald said
the blaze was coming out from
under the metal roof when he ar
rived at the scene, and was serving
as a blowtorch on the several tele
prone cables just a few feet away.
Firemen said the building and
contents were owned by John
Boyd. No estimate of damage had
been made last night.
Rotarians Hear Of
For Recreation In
Operation In Fla.
Four visiting Florida men threw
a new light on this community's
proposed recreation program when
they were called upon to make a
statement at a Rotary meeting Fri
day. Program for the meeting was
a report by members of the Rec
reation Commission to explain and
discuss the proposed swimming
pool and recreation center.
The Floridians explained that
the recreation program in their
home towns was proving highly
successful. One man said that a
swimming pool in his town, where
there were 1400 natural lakes in
(See Ratariana?Page 8)
(Special to the Mountaineer)
Residents of Haywood County
are large holders of life insurance,
with a capital amount of $40,000,
000 in force according to a break
down of data from the statistics
and research division of the Insti
tutue of Life Insurance.
This represents per family hold
ings of $4,100 as of the end of
1952, an increase of about nine
percent over the previous year.
The increase in the use of life
insurance by American families is
but one aspect of a pattern of
thrift exhibited since the last
World War. Savings accounts have
risen in the period and invest
ments in securities have gone up
steadily, the study shows.
Despite the fact that funds in
(See Average Family?Page 8)
The Board of Aldermen of
Waynesville and Har.elwood will
' soon meet and decide on a pro
gram of cleaning the 46,000-foot
sewer line from Hazelwood to
G. C. Ferguson, town manager of
Waynesville. will discuss, and ree
ammend the purchase of power
ful equipment to he purchased by
the two towns and that local work
men do the cleaning job.
Mr. Ferguson, together with
Henry Caddy, member of the board
of aldermen, went to Rome, Ga?
recently, and saw this new type
equipment in operation. They also
checked on other towns who have
this sewer line drag system, and
found it highly recommended. One
large city in the south now owns
10 of the units, which cost about
Mr. Ferguson recently received
a bid from a specialists rupipftny
that does this type of sewfV <Wean*
ing, and the bid was abogf $20,000.
"We could buy the equipment,
and clean the line and still own
!he equipment for the future for
far less than half of what it would
cost to clean th^''line once," Mr.
Ferguson pointed out.
The equipment consists of drag
buckets, root cutlers, and attach
ments for small size sewer lines.
Each unit is powered by a 25
horse power motor, which pulls
the steel cables from manhole to
manhole, cleaning the line as it
drags the buckets, cutters, and
steel brushes through the terra
The equipment is capable of
cleaning 1,000 feet per day, it was
said. Mr, Ferguson said that in
view of the rough terrain in which
some of the manholes are located,
that he felt 60 to 90 days would be
required for the job.
A factory man would be sent
here to train a crew of local men
to do the job.
Both boards of aldermen have
gone on record as favoring an im
mediate and thorough cleaning job
of the 12-year-old line, in order to
try to avert overflow.
No further reports of overflow
have been reported since town
workmen removed a large mass of
roots from a section of the line
on the shore of Lake Junaluska
several weeks ago.
The overflow of t^e sewer line
into Richland Creek at the head of
the Lake resulted in the Lake wat
ers being closed to swimming by
the Board of Health. The depart
ment said that the contamination
of the waters by sewage made it
unsatisfactory for swimming pur
Dr. H. G. Allen Resigns As
Superintendent Of Lake
Dr. H. G. Allen, superintendent
of Lake Junaluska Assembly for
the past three years, has resign
ed. His successor is expected to be
named by a special aommittee
meeting in Atlanta on Friday.
Dr. Allen will go back into pas
torate work, and will be assigned
to a church when the North Caro
lina Conference meets in October.
When he assumed the poistion of
Assembly Superintendent, he was
district superintendent of the Win
He came here just as the $600,
000 expansion program of the Lake
was getting under way. In addi
| tlon to carrying out many phases
of the program, such as a new
sewer line, renovating the Terrace,
enclosing the auditorium, and a
street improvement program, he
| has taken on many projects of his ,
(See Dr. Alicia?Page ? I
DR. H. G. ALI.EN
BL'KLEV CURING in one of the Urge barns at
the State Test, I'arm is indicative that this is to
baooo cueing time in Uayweod. Shown here in
Dr. Luther Shaw. tohaCco specialist of the U. S.
- > I il :m. VI
Drpartnunt of Agriculture, and in charge of the
tobacco department at the farm, and M. R. Whis
enhunt, right, director in oh eric of the. farm.
Animals In Waynesville
[Put Under Quarantine
A 900-acre tract of land on the
Soco Gap Road, opposite the
Mount Valley Hotel, waa pur
chased from the Plott heirs last
W. A. Bradley, L. N. Davis. C.
N. Allen, and A. T. Ward were
The tract faces 500 feet on one
side of the highway, and 600 on
the other, and extends back to
the top of the mountain.
The new owners have named
the traet as "Wild Acres" and
plan to develop the section in
the near future.
The land Is In the heart of the
Maggie Valley section and on
Highway No. 19.
Two Boys Bound
To Court For 7
The two teen-age boys caught
by police last week, and charged
with seven break-ins, were bound
over to superior court under $300
Chief Orville Noland said that it
required live hours, in company of
the two boys, for the police to go
to the many hide-outs recovering
An expensive camera taken from
the high school office, and thrown
into the creek, was never found, al
though police waded the area
Chief Noland said that in all,
the two teen-agers got $262 in
cash, and that they had spent $106
of the money. The boys spent
much of the money for groceries,
and lived in a tree house. Some
of the merchandise and money was
found there, and other things over
a wide area.
To Check Bicycle
Chief of Police Roy Stephens,
of Hazelwood, today issued a stern
warning, that "all children riding
bicycles in Hazelwood are required
to observe traffic lights and street
intersection signs. Also all cyci
lists are required to have lights on
their bikes when used at night."
Chief Stephens said that several
I tragic accidents have been narrowly
averted because of children failing
to heed traffic lights, and failing
to have lights on the bicycles at
Those violating the traffic or
dinances will be hailed into police
court, he said.
The chief called upon parents
to sec that their children observe
the traffic regulations, and equip
their bikes with lights if they are
to be used at night.
Miss Margaret Noland left to
day for Greensboro to resun|e her
studies at Greensboro College.
What Do You
The Mountaineer begins a new
feature today of .typical questions
which motorists ask?or should ask
?^followed by the correct answers.
Traffic rules are one of those
things that most of us take for
granted and say blithely "Oh, I
But almost every accident that
happens proves what the average
motorist does not know; that he
does not know his basic laws which
are based on the maximum con
venience for the maximum num
ber pf people, safety and common
The answers given in the new
feature called "It's In the Book"
are all official and taken from the
law books. Your reading them may
save you some trouble and it may
save your life.
Miss Linda Sloan left yesterday
for Greensboro vhere she will en
ter the freshman class at Greens
Health officials this morning
placed a quarantine for rabies on
all animals in Waynesville. Hazel
wood nd the piinevah section.
The action of the health author
ities followed an investigation
which showed that the dog that
died last Tuesday of rabies had
been in the Ninevah section and
bitten a dog in that area. The
authorities also found that the dog
had been in Waynesville, and there
is a possibility he would have bit
ten dogs or other animals there.
Bill Milner and Jack Arrington,
health department inspectors, said
this morning that all dogs found
in the quarantine area without a
city tag or a current innocultion
tag would be picked up and de
(See Rabies?Page 8)
It's In The Book
Dors crashing: railroad warning:
signals mean the same as crashing
red lights in town??Cary.
Indeed it does, the Motor Ve
hide Manual says that when a rail
road grade crossing is protected by
a clearly visible warning signal it
shall be unlawful for a driver to
fail to bring his car to a stop be
fore crossing. And railroad cross
ing accidents involving motor ve
hicles are nearly always fatal rec
ords of the Department of Motor
(This information cent
piled from Records el
State Highway Patrol.)