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? ? D Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park n? ?? I
pTYEAR NO. 99 14 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 7, 1953 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
HiMA CLAUS rode Into Waynesville for the Christinas season
the fire truck in Saturday's parade. Some of the excitement
thf >'oun*er citizens may be seen as this group of Girl
Scout Brownies in the foreground shout and reach for the candies
Santa tossed all the way down Main Street. Felix Stovall, Fire
Chief, is se<?n in far right. (Mountaineer Photo). J
Iurist Business To Be
icussed By Manager Of
rfe Turd Bureau 7:30
Ins Dime Board
|k for the Lions Club's annual
iBoard. to be set up Friday,
made at a meeting of the
ftursday night at Spaldon's.
us explained that the Dime
I is operated to provide cloth
?r needy children and club
ers have emphasized that they
I the continued support of
ommunity to aid the under
ns also purchased more than
wrth of baby beef from the
d they purchased during the ;
itock Show at Enka on No
IN, Ky. ?i A record
?age was set for Burley
?ing the first week of
rop sales. Grade aver
teady to lower in most
ompared with opening
ear but general quality
s was much better to
r the higher over-all
olume was heavy the
week despite dry han
?01 Average?Page 8)
J7. Partly cloudy, windy and
J'rsday, increasing cloudi
hi ^aynesville temperature
ed by the State Test Farm
Max. Mln. Rainfall
i~~ 56 28 ?
R8 46 .85
f: 69 27 ?
61 47 .23
A large number oi Haywood citi
zens are expected to hear Fred
.Whitaker, manager of the Btate
Travel Bureau, tonight, 7:30, at the
court house, as he discusses the
travel and tourist business of North
Mr. Whitaker is making a series
of talks and holding conferences
in this area on the subject. He
was at Fontana and Bryson City
last week, and Ms audiences show
much enthusiasm and interest in
the program which he proposes.
L. E. DeVous, president of the
Haywood Tourist Association, was
among those attending the Bryson
City meeting, and said: "After hear
ing Mr. Whitaker, I urge that every
tourist operator, business man, and
civic leader attend, and hear the
program which is being presented.
Mr. Whitaker has an approach to a
matter vital to us, and takes it from
a state angle, which is essential
that we understand."
Mr. DeVous pointed out that the
importance of pushing this area
from a regional angle was of para
mount importance, as Mr. Whit
aker would explain.
"The travel business in North j
Carolina is so large and growing so
fast that the State is recognizing
this fact, and set up the Travel
Bureau in order to help work out
the many problems and to increase
interest and get additional busi
ness," Mr. DeVous Said. "That is
the reason Mr. Whitaker is coming
here, to tell us the story, and the
plans of the state.
Mr. DeVous pointed out that due
to the keen competition in the
travel business from foreign coun
tries, '?f well as right here in the
United States, that a common and
thoroughly understood program is
essential for all concerned in North
"Tonight, Mr. Whitaker will ex
plain some things to us that are
essential to our present and future
business," Mr. DeVous explained.
Inspectiong Officer Lauds I
Waynesville's Guard Unit I
(See Picture Page Three)
Chances apoear to Be very good
that Waynesvile's National Guard
unit. Tank Company of the I20th
Infantry Regiment, will win the
the highest rating possible ?
"superior"?from Third Army,
whose inspecting officers visited
here last Thursday.
Local guard officers said that
the inspecting officer, Major Rob
ert H. Fuller of the Third Army
Inspector General's Section, com
mented that answers he received
from men in Tank Company on
questions he asked were 'the best
?.? _# j,e has inspected
in iNonn taroima. .
He also' asserted that the com
pany's administration was super
ior and that the supply and main
tenance was generalv superior.
Other visiting officers were. Lt.
Col. Shimer of Raleigh, Major
Kreuger of Morganton, Maj. Hop
kins of Salisbury, Regular Army
adviser for the 120th Infantry:
Capt. Torgenson and Capt. Chap
man of Canton: Col. Howell, Lt.
Col Davis, and Major Plott, of
Following the Inspection, Capt.
Samuel Carswell, Tank Company
commander, commended the unit
for its excellent showing. ,
Christmas Parade Heralds
Coming Of Holiday Season ;
'O? -it ?: -a? n o v 1
Go Into Effect
Christmas store hours for re
tail establishments in Waynes
ville, Hazel wood and Lake Juna
luska co into effect this week,
the Merchants AssuwaUan re
minded shoppers today.
Stores will remain open all
day Wednesday until Christmas
and will also be open on three
nights: Friday, December 18;
Monday, December 21; and Wed
nesday, December 23.
The stores will remain closed
the day after Christmas.
To Select 3
Balloting to elect three Haywood
County soil conservation district
officials got under way at county
polling places today and will con
tinue through the week, according
to an announcement by County
Agent Wayne Franklin.
Six candidates, selected by nomi
nating petitions, were E. E. Mor
gan of Fairview, John Kirkpatrick
of Crabtree, Van Wells of East
Pigeon, Hershell Rogers of Upper
Crabtree, Hugh Rogers of South
Clyde .and Jule Boyd of Jonathan
Polling places include the fol
Cline-Bradley, Hazel wood;
Charlie Buchanan's, Alien's Creek
Farmers Federation, Farmers Co
j operative, and Shorty Ketner's. al
of Waynesville; Wright's, Wesl
Pigeon; Rickman's and Gastor
! Burnette's, both of East Pigeon
i Robert Messer's, Cecil; Hallett
Ward's and Olus Massie's, both 01
' Cruso; Farmers Federation, Can
ton; Woods and McCracken, Horn
tny; Sam Ledford's, White Oak
Williamson's, Thickety; E. E. Mor
gan. Route 1, Waynesville; Hershe
Rogers, Route 1, Clyde; Jojin Kirk
Patrick, Route 1. Clyde; Mark Fer
guson's and Cleve Noland's, botl
of Fines Creek; Ralph Boyd's
Jonathan Creek; Joe Campbell'
See Polls Open?Jane 8)
ncc umrr I'U VUI r on riKC o;
A pre-Yuletide visit by a famil- I
iar old gentleman in a red and i
white suit was the high spot in 1
Waynesville's annual Christmas 1
parade Saturday morning, spon- 1
sored by the Merchants Assocla- ?
The coming holiday season was
first heralded Friday night by the'
turning on of the town's Christmas 1
lights, including the beautifully
lighted balsam tree on the court
During his short visit here. Santa
Claus distributed a barrel of candy 1
along the parade route and also
brought his local gift list up to
date. He'll be back on Christmas 1
Eve to bring the presents now be
ing packed in his sleigh at the
Among the units In the parade
Wynesville Junior Band, Brownie
Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts,
fire truck, Merchants Association,
McKimmon Home Demonstration
Club, Fairview HDC, South Clyde
HDC, South Clyde CDP, Francis
Cove HDC, Fines Creek 4-H Club,
Maggie HDC, Good Neighbors
Club, Morning Star HDC,
(See Parade?Page 8)
ROGERS NAMED AGENT FOR
j Wayne Rogers has been named
. agent in Haywood and Buncombe
! | counties for the North Carolina
Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance
Mr. Rogers recently returned
from Greensboro and Raleigh after
taking the examinations, and mak
ing a study of the insurance plans
Group Completes Plans For
Building Horse Show Units
Tickets Went On Sale
Here. This Morning
Enthusiasm over the two-day
Horse Show set for mid August
reached a high peak today, as life
membership tickets went on sale.
The outline of the entries for the
1954 show indicated it would be
one of the main shows in the state
this coming season.
The Board of Directors of the
Horse Show, in session Saturday
night, discussed the 1954 program,
and announced that improvements
of a portion of a 20-acre tract Just
recently bought by them would be
gin soon after January first.
The Horse Show Association,
headed by T.?L. Bramlett, recent
ly purchased a 20-acre tract from
M. O. Galloway. This is the site
of the former Waynesvile Lumber
Company, in East Waynesvile.
Plans are to develop about five
acres of the tract for the Horse
Show, with modern barns, show
"finte (ho AniirA 1S
I acavci, anu vi?t v ? .
to be fenced with woven wire. |
Lights, water and sewer will be in
stalled. Facilities for the night
features of the show are also iu
:luded in the program.
Estimates are that from $3,000
to $5,000 will be spent on develop
ng the property preparatory to
the 1954 show. About ten acres
>f the tract will be constructed in
to a> parking lot, according to C.
C. League, vice president, who
presided over the Saturday night
meeting in the absence of Mr.
Bramlett. The association has 15
directors, and officers besides
Bramlett and League are Miss
Mary Medford, secretary, and Dr.
Doris Hammett, treasurer. About
B0 attended the meeting Saturday
night as forma! plans for the 1964
show were discussed.
In today's issue, the Horse Show
Association, in a page advertise
ment (page six, second section) is
announcing a tentative list of the
stables which will participate in
the 1954 show.
Tickets which went on sale to
day are available at the Chamber
of Commerce, the various civic
clubs, and from any director or
officer of the Association.
The show staged last year was
described as among the best ever
put on in the state for a first show, i
So much interest was shown in the
1953 event that the directors of the
non - profit organization began
work at once planning for the 1954
show. Acquisition of the 20-acre
site for a permanent site for the
show was the outgrowth.
The proposal for the 1954 show
has the endorsement of a number
of business firms of the commun
ity, as shown by the page adver
Furnace Breaks Down
The failure of a stoker motor
in the furnace at Clwle School
Friday brought about dismissal of
school at 2:10 p.m., according to
Principal Stanley Livingston.
School ordinarily is dismissed at
3:05, he added.
BAPTISTS CALL PASTOR?Rev. T. E. Koblnrtt.
center, of Saluda, S. C.> will come here January
first, to become pastor of The First Baptist
Church. He was unanimously called by a church
conference, and tendered his resignation to his
congregation yesterday. On the left is Dr. J. K.
Fender, chairman of the pulpit committee, while
on the right is Glenn W. Brown, chairman of the
Board of Deacons. *
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Iron Duff Places Fifth
In District CDP Contest
. t-? k..
Of Saunook CDP
Steve Plemmons was elected
chairman of the Saunook CDP or
ganization at a meeting at Sau
nook school Friday night, which
featured a talk by yf. M. Landess
of the Tennessee Valley Author
ity's DivlalotT of Agricultural Rela
Also chosen were Dillard Hoop
er, vice chairman; Mrs. Julia Mc
Clure, secretary, and Jim Mc
Mr. Landess, speaking of the
community development program
in the South, asserted that CDP
is "the most significant and prom
ising progVam for rural people 1
hive ever seen."
Comparing CDP groups to civic
organiaztions in towns, Mr. Land
ess said that CDP is "a vehicle
for training rural people for re
sponsibility beyond their own
The speaker pointed out that
since individuals have been suc
cessful in joining together in CDP*
to carry out community projects,
"perhaps the time has come when
CDP should help the individual in
his own livelihood."
After a general discussion of
plans for next year in the Saunook
community, another meeting of
leaders was scheduled for next
Thursday for a further discussion
of the 1954 program.
Boosters Invite Ladies
For Meeting Thursday
The Hazclwood Boosters have an
nounced a "Ladies Night" meeting
for Thursday, December 10. It will
lake place at 7 p.m. at the Hazel
R. G. HUDSON AT HOME
Robert Gordon Hudson, owner
of the Parkway Knoll, who enter
ed the Haywood County Hospital
November 15, is now convalescing
at his home, Parkway Knoll Cot
tage, and is able to receive visit
iiuii uuu cuiiiiiiumij' lias uccii
named fifth-place winner in the
1P53 Western North Carolina Rural
Community Development Contest,
which was won by Green Hills com
munity of Rutherford County. The
announcement was made Saturday
at the annual district awards meet
ing at Asheville.
Other winners were Beech Glen
of Madison County, second; Big
Cove of the Cherokee Indian Res
ervation. third; and Patton com
munity of Macon County, fourth.
A total of 82 communities from
14 mountain counties competed for
$1,500 in prizes in the district
competition. Iron Duff won $50 as
the fifth-place entrant.
Honorable mention in the con
test was given to Thickety .com
munity of Haywood County, Rice
ville of Buncombe, Little River of
Transylvania, Union Mills and
Union of Rutherford, and Carbon
The principal speaker. George C.
McLean, publisher of The Tupelo
(Miss.) Daily Journal, told some
200 persons present at Saturday's
meeting that "the most important
thing in Western North Carolina is
Western North Carolinians. What
makes Western North Carolinians
makes Western North Carolina.
"No section of the country fails
to realize the progress North Car
olina has made," McLean said. He
; singled out WNC tourist and indus
trial development for high praise.
In the process, he said, "one of
the great underdeveloped resourc
es has not been made the primary
emphasis. Strength of a commun
ity, in the last analysis, does not
lie in machinery or commodities.
It lies in its folks."
Wliatever is done to lift up a
community leads to a better world
and a "more certain future," he
"We must either take the lead
and develop our own people and
communities or the government
will take over the Job and you and
j I will pay the bill.
"The American way of life can't
be preserved if we allow some other
fellow to" come in and do the job
for us. There isn't any Santa Claus
(See Iron Duff?Page 8)
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Coming As Pastor
Of First Baptist
Rev. T. E. Robinett will become
pastor of the First Baptist church
here January first. He will suc
ceed Rev. Broadus E. Wall, who
resigned, effective last September
first, because of his health.
Rev. and Mrs. Robinett, and
three children, were here last
Sunday. He preached at the even
ing sertice. The church in con
ference immediately thereafter,
.Unanimously voted to a?k He*," Mr. -?
Robinett to become pastor.
Official acceptance was with
held until he gave his congrega
tion in Saluda, S. C.. formal notice
on yesterday morning.
Rev. Mr Robinett is a native of
South Carolina, and finished
high school in Columbia, and the
University of South Carolina. He
then entered the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary, in Louis
ville. where Mrs. Robinett also at
tended and graduated from the
Training School of the Seminary.
His Waynesville pastorate will
be his fourth. He served as pastor
of Mt. Zion Baptist church, Eliza
bethtown, Ky., for 23 months, and
for two and a half years was pas
tor of the Hunt Memorial church
in Newberry. S. C. He went to the
Red Bank Baptist church in Sa
luda, S. C., about eight and a half
He is associational moderator,
member of the general board of
the State Convention, and also a
member of the executive commit
? tee of the General Board.
South Carolina Baptist leaders
have been warm in their praises
of the man as a leader of young
people, and a strong organizer of
all church groups.
Rev. and Mrs. Robinett will oc
cupy the church parsonage on
Central Avenue. They have two
daughters, 8 and 6, and a son 4.
5 Haywood Boys
Leave For Army
Five Haywood County boys were
called for induction Monday morn
ing and sent to Knoxville, Tenn.
They are Charles Eugene Moody,
Waynesville; Manuel Blaine Hoop
er, Rt. 1, Waynesville; Carroll
Lewis Sharp, Canton; Alvin Wayne
Whitted, Rt. 1, Canton;'and Charles
Amos Hannah, Rt. 4, Waynesville.
The Local Board for Haywood
County announced that there was
no pre-induction call for December.
Complicated Instrument Is
Made By Local Inventor
R. C. Stanley, of Waynesvllle, has
Invented and perfected the con
struction and operation of a high
precision scientific instrument to
I which he has given the name
"Spiralizing Instrument". The or
| iginal Instrument was and is in
tended to be a drafting instrument
called a spiralieer. "But," Stanley
explained, "although the original
was not a precision tool, it did a
good job of constructing the Archi
medean spiral to which it was lim
There being two different spirals,
the Archimedean, and the logarith
mic, much in use by mechanical
draftsmen. Stanley wanted the tool
to draw both spirals, but it was
- rapable of drawing only the one.
' The difference between the two
I spirals'." the inventor explained.
| "is that the distance between the
j spiral turns in the Archimedean is'
iniform tnrougnout me lengm 01
he spiral, while the distance be
ween these turns in the logarith
nic or equiangular spiral continu
>usly inrreases throughout the
ipiral, becoming tapered or wedge
To make a mechanical device
hat would automatically draw a
ogarithmic spiral seemed for a
while to be impossible, he said,
ind continued: "it was all there,
he right idea, and the right prin
:iple, but it wouldn't work. Then
[ finally reversed the application
>f the prlncipl.e and the device
spiralizing instrument was born lr
At first he thought he had onlj
found a way to make one instru
ment draw both spirals. But as h?
went alnog making the drawing oi
the new mechanism, many unex
pected features t^ecame apparent
(See Inventor?Page S>
R. C. STANLEY is shown looklnr ww the master blueprints, from
which he made his Spiralizatlon Instrument, which U now beimr
studied at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. (Mountaineers Photo).
f (This Information com
piled from Kecorda of
State fflchvaj Patrol.)
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