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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
YEAR NO. 46 16 PAGES
Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE. N. C, THURSDAY, AFTERNOON JUNE 9, 1949 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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To Attend Girl's State
Miss Evelyn Underwood, who is
at present teaching at Mars Hill
College, plans to spend the sum
mer in study and travel abroad.
She will sail from New York on
June 15. and will travel a month
on the continent and in the Brit
ish Isles, visiting France, Swit
zerland. Holland, Belgium, Eng
land, and Scotland. Later in the
.summer Miss Underwood will at
tend the University of Edenburgh
lor its regular summer session.
Before returning to the States in
early September, she will join
friends and attend the Interna
tional Festival of Music and
Drama held each year in Edinburgh.
First Baptist On
Lightning set the First Baptist
Church on fire shortly after three
o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The bolt went in on the electric
wires and started a blaze in the
boiler room of the church.
W. F. Strange and another
plumber were working in an ad
joining room and put out the
blaze. The fire department re
sponded and made a thorough
check of the building. Mr. Strange
is a member of the fire depart
ment. The damage was confined to the
electric wiring in the boiler room.
Firemen said that had the storm
been at night, the building prob
ably would have "been severely
damaged before the blaze could
have been discovered.
Tom Alexander, owner of
Cataloochee Ranch, was one
of seven members appointed
by Governor Kerr Scott last
Monday to the State Board of
Conservation and Develop
ment. t The . appoint iMtfc werff
maW for irr" ot four year
Mr. Alexander assumes the
post which was made vacant
May 1 when the term of Percy
B. Ferebee expired.
Other new members ap
pointed by the governor are
Mrs. Roland McClamroch
wife of a University of North
Carolina English professor;
Aubrey L. Cavenaugh of War
saw, former Dublin County
commissioner; Fred Davis,
Zebulon newspaper publisher;
J. C. Murdock, Iredell County
farmer; T. V, Rochelle, High
Point furniture manufacturer;
and Fred Latham, farmer of
The full board consists of
Mr. Alexander, active in
the promotion of tourist busi
ness, has been a vigorous cam
paigner for the continued de
velopment of the National
Park and the completion of
the Parkway in this area.
ireises at i
also pre- j
rent I y is
I Mr. and
his Mast-Untn TUa RloU
CKerJ C -E' Ray'S SnS h8Ve had thC'r
iui, nexi 10 ine store on
Church Street paved with asphalt.
her r wum was oeing compieieu
"we from today, and will civ thP first nri-
vately owned paved parking lot in
this section with the exception of
areas around service stations.
A parade and colorful flag cere
monies sponsored by the Waynes
ville Elks Lodge will mark obser
vance of Flag Day here June 14.
Cooperating with the Elks in the
program are the American Legion
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars
posts, Waynesville Boy Scouts, the
Waynesville Township High School
band, and Waynesville's National
Guard Heavy Tank Company.
Members of these units will
march in the parade with the Elks,
headed by Exalted Ruler Jonathan
wndr. f.,Ledie .jt79e,, ,, :.-
ine approximately) marchers
jwill assemble at 7:30 p. in. in front
I of the old 'Masonic Temple on
i Church Street for the march down
Main Street to the Court House,
where the flag pageant will be
Joe Casabella, co-chairman of
arrangements for the Elks, said
in his anouncement this week that
(See Flag Day Page 8)
Utilities Of Section
Suffer From Severe
j One of the worst electrical
! storms to hit this area in several
1 years struck about two o'clock Wed
i nesday afternoon, doing consider
! able damage to utility lines from
Balsam to Lake Junaluska.
! Bolts of lightning struck numer
ous places in the community, and
j outside of burning out light meters
I did little damage, except at the
home of Mrs. W. L. McCracken on
Cherry Street and the First Bap
Workmen for the Town Light
Department, the telephone com
pany, and Carolina Power and
Light Company went right to work
restdring service, and it is believ
ed most services will he back to
normal by late today.
Some forty street lights were
burned out by the heavy bolts of
lightning, and many areas of town
Wednesday night had only partial
street light service.
W. L. Lampkin, of the Southern
Hell Telephone Company, said
that about 60 phones were put out
of order, but he expected all to be
working by this afternoon.
The Carolina Power and Light
crews worked late Wednesday night
restoring service, and expected
have the troubles corrected by th
afternoon. One bolt burned out
a meter at the Sinclair Oil bulk
plant in Hazclwood.
One transformer on the Way
nesville lines was burned on Pig
eon Street, near the home of Clem
Fitzgerald, and several others hit.
Numerous fuses were blown, and
the meter at the home of Mr. and
Plans For Building
ALICE MARIE BURGIN
Miss Mice Marie Burgin. left above, and Miss Nancy Floyd have
been chosen bv the faculty of the Waynesville Township High
School to attend Girl's State to be held at the Woman's College ot
the University of North Carolina in July. Miss Burgin is the daugh
ter of Mr and Mrs. Hurst Burgin of Route 2 Waynesville, and Miss
Flovd is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Floyd of Lake Junaluska.
The gills were selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and
character. They will study state and national government and will
visit the State Capitol the Governor's Mansion, and other gov
ernment buildings. Girl's State is sponsored by the Auxiliary of the
165 Expected To Attend
Meeting Of Clyde Lions;
Getting Charter Friday
D. A. Jaynes Dies
J.At His Home At
I). A Jaynes. 81. retired farmer
of Mills River, died Tuesday after
noon at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he
had resided in the Mills River sec
linn for 27 vears and was the son
East Stretltof tno ,atp Mack and 1U'steI 0wcn
was destroyed by lightning.
A bolt hit the chimney of
home of Mrs. W. L
and knocked down the stove pipe,
and ripped some guttering from
the eaves of the house.
A tree back of Martin
ih I Funeral
Company was struck; a building at
the Band Mill site was hit, also a
tree on Johnson Hill and a tree at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Waynesville light crews also
found trouble in East Waynesville,
on Dolan Road, Shingle Cove, and
on Main Street
services were held to-
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McCracken, :" Hl , " ' r
(Mcinonisi i.nuicn. i in: v.
: E. Rutty and the Rev. T. A. Groee
1 officiated and burial was in Mills
River Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers were the following
grandsons: Bruce. Harry and How
ard Jaynes, John and Russell Tate
land Hugh Howell
' Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Dora Tate Jaynes; four daughters,
Mrs. D. V. Howell and Mrs. Hubert
j Hall of Hendersonville; Mrs. Boyd
Nesbitt and Miss Athalyne Jaynes
The heaviest rain seemed to have
fallen on Plott and Hyatt Creek,
Mills River; five sons, C. G.
(See I. A. Jaynes Page 8)
1 higher i
F Monday .
00 to build architect, aiso estimated, in
cassroom! nierence with school oniciais
uumj ocnoois ouperinieiiaeni
Jack Messer's office.
The board members and the
architect discussed the proposed
Plans for work on the schools in
the county system, and made re
visions in those which had been
drawn up before the war.
Two days before, North Caro
lina voters had appreved the pro
Posed state road and school bond
After the meeting, Mr. Messer
Ja'd the board needed further in
formation on when the state funds
from the bond issue will be avail
able and under what terms they
would be available, before further
couia be taken on school
Prince Wan Waithayakan, Thail
and (Siam) ambassador to the Uni
ted States, told the Waynesville
Lions Club List night that his peo
ple must learn to make their con
stitution work through interpreta
tion, as the United States had done,
rather than by changing it.
in a brief address broadcast
from the Townc House by Station
WHCC, the English - educated
"In our political life we can
not do without the assistance of
the United States. With it, we can
succeed" in Thailand's fight against
After tracing the development
of his country's constitutional gov
ernment with its two governing
houses corresponding to the U. S.
Senate and House, he said the
French model constitution wnicn
the nation has won't do. indicat
ing that the American form is the
The prince, who is the grandson
nf Hip Siamese king in the popu
lar book, "Anna and the King of j
Siam." told his hosts that tne
word "Thai" means "free" and that
though the nation does have a king,
the government is the type known
as a constitutional monarchy.
He explained that his people
could adapt themselves to the
Western democracy because they
have learned from the West.
After his grandfather opened
Thai to foreigners. U. S. business-
(See Lions Club rage n
6 Haywood Boys Named
To Attend Boys State
Approximately 165 persons are
expected to be present for the pre
sentation of a charter to the new
Clyde Lions Club in the school
cafeteria Friday at 7:30 p.m.
D. J. Whitener of Boone, dis
trict governor of Lions Internation
al, is to present the charter to
Grover C. Haynes, president of the
Chief soeaker for the dinner
meeting will be W. L. Rikard, prin
cipal of the Canton High School.
He will be introduced by Floyd
Robinson, president of the Canton
Paul Davis, president of I he
Waynesville Lions Club, will pre
sent a gavel and bell to the Clyde
Visitors from various Lions
clubs in this locality are to attend
Rev. W. T. Medlin, Jr., pastor of
Clyde Methodist Church, is toast
master for the banquet. Jack Med
ford will lead group singing, and
Rev. D. D. Gross, pastor of the
Clyde Baptist Church, will speak
A quintet composed of Jewel and
Mildred Rhinehart, Dale and Nancy
Medford, and Geraldinc Fish will
present special music. Alice Finch
er of Waynesville. accompanied at
the piano by Mrs. Clayton Mehaf
fev will give a vocal solo. Other
music is being planned by
The Town of Waynesville Is
building a new sub station on
Smathers Street, in preparation for
handling high voltage for the pow
er system in town.
The new station will divide the
tov.n power system into live cir
cuits, giving heller service, and a
steady voltage, it was announced
by G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
Electrical e n g i n e e r s were
brought here to design the system,
and much new equipment is being
added to the system, including a
modern circuit breaker oil switch.
"The new distribution system
will materially improve the ser
vice. Mr. rergusun saiu.
The consistent steady increase in
power consumption necessitated
the addition of equipment and the
larger station. The cost will run
into several thousands of dollars.
Six Haywood County high school
boys, who will be seniors next fall,
will leave Waynesville Saturday to
attend the annual Tar Heel Boys
State at Chapel Hill.
The session, sponsored annually
by the American Legion, will open
Sunday for a week of meetings.
The Waynesville boys and other
outstanding North Carolina
school students will study
government procedure, spending
government procedure, spending a
day at the state capital at Raleigh.
But there will be play with the
work. Officials of the event have
organized a recreation program for
The Haywood students are Jos-
high eph Lawson Bingham. Clyde, Route
state I (Sre " "vs rar n
County Board Certifies
Bond Election Results
tudy andlh rt 0n 0r tne countv scho1
tetnoer, l,e aMed that the $250,000 the
oftho . I Ueneral Assembly appropri-
,,C atPrl fn. 41 . .
'i ine county s schools was
expected to become available In
the Ha y wood
if Elections offic
and certified the
returns from saruroay s i"c
road and sehaol bonds election at
a meeting at the Court House
One copy of the oflicial can
vass was sent to the State Board
of Elections office in Raleigh, and
another was filed with the Hay
wood Superior Court clerk, County
Elections Chairman Jerry Rogers
The official results, he added.
tallied with those published Mon
day in The Mountaineer.
More than fi.000 county citizens
registered their sentiments about
the separate bond issues in Sat
The final returns showed 83 per
cent of them favored Governor
Scott's S200.000.000 rural road j
program, and more than 95 per
cent voted their approval of the i
proposed $25,000,000 bond issue;
for school improvements. i
The results showed 5,098 votes i
(See Election Page 7)
Early Tuesday morning, Night
watchman Truman Cutshaw was
making his rounds at Lake Juna
luska Supply Company's general
merchandise store when he met a
man coming out of the building.
The man engaged him in conver
sation for a few minutes, then
went away, explaining he wanted
to get a drink from the well.
Meanwhile. Mr. Cutshaw quiet
ly phoned the police.
On a platform outside the store
was a case of food.
A few minutes later, Lake Juna
luska Officer Max Cochran arrest
ed the man near the Cross, sent
him to jail on suspicion, then in
vestigated for a possible break-in.
Officers found in the man's pos
session: A new pocket knife, a new watch,
a new plow point, telescope, bot
tle of silver cleaner, putty knife,
and 29 cents in cash.
The man. who told officers ne
(See Robbery Page 8)
With the season's first confer
ence scheduled to end Saturday,
another week-long session is sched
uled to open the next day at the
Lake Junaluska Methodist Assem
bly. This week, more than 300 col
lege students from throughout the
mid-West and Soutli have been at
tending tlie Student Regional Con
ference under the direction of the
Youth Division, Methodist Board
Scheduled to open Sunday is a
Youth Caravan Training Center
for tlie Southeastern Jurisdiction.
Assembly officials announced to
day. These meetings will continue
through June 18.
Water Gauge Will
Be Installed On
A water gauge to measure the
amount of water on the Waynes
ville watershed will soon be in
The construction is slated for
an early date, and is a co-operative
project, with the town, state and
federal government participating
in the cost.
"The gauge will give us accurate
information as to the amount of
water wo have, and takes out all
the guess work." said Dr. Tom
Stringfiold, alderman in charge of
the water system of the town.
The gauge will be on Aliens
Creek just below where Rocky
Branch enters the creek.
Excavation To Start
ium To Seat
The congregation of the First
Baptist church formally approved
the architect's plans for the new
auditorium at a church conference
Wednesday night, and set in mo
tion machinery for early construc
tion of a modern auditorium which
will seat 623 people.
At the same time, the building
committee awarded a contract to
the Clay Excavating Company to
move about 700 cubic yards of dirt
from the recently acquired lot ad
joining the church property and
facing 83 feet on Main Street
The new building will supple
ment tne present plant ot th:
Baptists, with the auditorium, in
addition to 9 large rooms for class
es and a pastor's study.
The building will be of brick and
steel construction, with a spire on
the front reaching 103 feet above
the street level.
The new auditorium will be
fifteen feet from the Welch Me
morial Building, with a covered
arched walk-way connecting the.
fronts of the two buildings.
Engineers and architects are al
ready at work on the detailed speci
fications in preparation to putting
the project up for bids. Tentative
plans are to have the bids in by
i July first, and work underway
Plans are to have the excava
tions completed by the middle of
The building will have a bal
cony seating 143 people, and in
direct lighting will be featured
throughout the auditorium, with
specially treated acoustical walls
An automatically controlled
ventilating system is included in
the plans, and the heating will he
from hot water forced through
coils in the floor.
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor, said
that no formal ceremony would be
held when the ground is broken,
adding, "We will incorporate Hi, it
part of the service when the build
ing is dedicated, about Christmas "
Henry I. Gaines of Asheville i;
the architect, and W. Curtis liu ;
is chairman of the building com
mittee. The estimated cost of the IhiiM
ing, including furnishings, will In
in excess of $100,000.
As soon as the new building i
completed, plans are to nvjke a
modern chapel out of part of fie
present auditorium, and Sunday
School classes of the remainder,
adding another story over part of
The completed projects will gn e
the First Baptist one of the laig
est church units in this area.
Mrs. Richard Barlier. Jr. and
daughter, Mary, returned (nrUy
from Griffin, Ga., where they have,
been visiting the former's parent -.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Norman. Bet
ty Barber remained for a longer
visit with her grandmother at
Newlyde Officials Ask Highway Patrol
To Handle Tratlic un nignway in iuwu
"is is in addition to the coun
ts estimated $280,000 share of
School Board Page K)
V W. (Barney) Haynes. banner
hearer for a new vo
to return the highway to the state
highway patrol, was elected mayor
of Clyde by a wide margin of 78
votes in a municipal election
More than half of the town's
civic-minded populace came to the
polls to mark a total of 277 ballots,
giving 176 votes to the young busi-
,,..Aor,t and OR votes ceived by a single candidate
neSS college - -- . i -
to John Smathers, succumbent in i the election,
the race for mayor. Second high man on the ticket
.. . T .. . . Vfrtprtin uihn U'9C piprted
Thro defaced DallOtS were, was da "..B"". "
thrown out by the election judges
Selection of three aldermen from
a slate of six office-seekers at
tracted much attention, as Cecil
(Zeke) Spencer, well-known driv
er of a local work bus, polled 189
votes His was the largest vote re-
to the town board with 1B1 votes.
Gerald Fish, a former Clyde alder
man, was recalled with a vote of
The voting ran along party lines,
although the printed ballots listed
namrs of neither party Citizens
in ; or New Party) and the Old
, Party names by which the parties
had been designated unofficially.
All candidates of the Citizens
Party were elected.
N. C. West, running unopposed
for police judge, received a vote
of 172. Since last year he has been
filling the vacancy left upon death
of Judge Manson Cagle, who was
(Sw Clyde Moyor Page 2)
Group To Leave Tuesday
For Pack Trip In Park
Twenty-six people will leave
Cataloochee Ranch Tuesday morn
ing for a 10-day pack trip into the
This is the first time since the
war that the Trail Riders of the
Wilderness have made their trip
into the Park.
Tom Alexander is in charge of
the arrangements and details of
the trip, which will cover 125 miles
during the 10 days. About 15 miles
a day will be made, with two days
of complete rest.
The event is sponsored by the
American Forestry Association,
and riders will be from New York, !
Louisiana. Pennsylvania, Florida,!
New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, '
Rhode Island, arid Ohio.
The group will meet at the
Ranch Tuesday and leave from
there for Flat Creek for the first
J. Howard Mendenhall will rep
resent the American Forestry As
sociation, and Dr. C. L. Hobaugh,
of New Kensington, Pa., is the
medical officer in charge
The trip will take the ndrr
through the Park and into Ten
nessee and over several peak.;
more than 6,000 feet high
Injured .... 17
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).