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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
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64th YEAR NO. 73 24 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYN
Board Of Aldermen Hold
Town Tax Rate To $1.40
Haywood Set! Work To Start Soon
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Budget for Year
Shows Half Million
The Town board of Aldermen
this week adopted a budget calling
lor over a quarter of a million dol
lars for the coming year, but kept
the tax rate at the same as mm
year $1.40 per $100 valuation.
The budget from tax Income is
broken down into three parts, with
48 cents going into the general
fund; 25 cents into the street fund,
md 67 cents into the debt service.
Since the town owns the light
md water department, no taxes
are levied for carrying these two
items. The town does not levy
laxes for street lighting, but pays
lor the street lights out ot tne
profits of the light department. The
maintenance and operation of the
water department is also carried on
without funds from taxes.
The assessed valuation of proper-
... !ll ..!,., I o l.nlf
v n WaVIiesvine ia an, mi, t
million more than last year. Some
af this is accounted for by the ad-
litw.nal territory annexed in East
Wavnesville. Although several oth
er areas are now wnmn me roi-
,.,.ratP limits of Waynesville, they
will not be on the tax books until
next year. The present valuation is
;et at $3,300,000.
While the town budget is set at
$238,850, the taxes levied will ac
count for only $4u,!0( oi mis
amount, the official budget as pub
lished elsewhere iu this issue
The budget shows an estimated
income of $75,875 from lights and
$25,785 from water.
Cheer Up Son, Only 35 More Weeks
Canton's 43rd annual Labor' Day
Celebration and Fall Festival will
continue to highlight Haywood's
long holiday week-end.
Throutrhout the county, work
ers and employers generally will
observe the traditional Iabor
Day holiday, taking the day off
George A. Brown. Jr., chair
man of the Haywood County
Board of Commissioners, an
nounced that all county offices
would be closed for the day.
Also to be closed are all
Waynesville stores, Haywood
County schools, and banks and
other busines places
On $18,000 Water Line
In Aliens Creek Area
6,789 Babies Born At
Hayvood Hospital Since
It Opened In March lUZo
There have been enough babies
William Cobb, president of the ', ,ni at the Haywood county Hospi
tal since It opened in io m yuyu-
M.,r,.h!,ii; Association, waynes
ville Chamber of Commerce, said j
in his announcement thai the;
Waynesville stores also would close
as usual at noon the following
If the weather is good, however,
i aKnr n.iv will mean labor to the
Waynesville Township High School
ftiidders, who are scheduled io
continue their grid lessons.
11 will be the same thing for the
members of the high school's
crack band, except in a larger dose.
Director Charles Isley will take
his boys and girls to Canton Mon
day morning to play in the climax
of the Labor Day celebration, and
(See Labor Day I'aise 8
way to pfo-
ihim last fall.
I opened last
cipal K. J.
ijft have to try
Ights of stairs
Be Published Early
In order to give our staff as
much time off as possible on
Labor Day, The Mountaineer will
go to press early Monday morn
inr. All news for the Monday
afternoon edition must be in
j the office by 8:30 Monday morning-.
This young fcilow can t quite reconcile
enjoying a 3-month vacation.
himself to school after
Enrollment Is Hisingin
Haywood County Schools
on Receives N. C.
. C. Forestry
ferts tell them
to Reuben B.
of the com-
losion of valu-
lrm also was
20 as the first
'w to be en
was held. The
Hugh Thomas Russell, 41. of
Waynesville, escaped with minor
Injuries when his panel truck and
a one-and-a-half-ton truck collided
yesterday morning at the inter
section of Highways 19 and 284.
Russell was released after treat
ment at Haywood County Hospital.
Slate Highway Fatroima" am
Sawyer said the driver of the
larger truck, a 1949 Chevrolet, was
21-year-old Rowe Edward Parttn.
also of Waynesville. Partin was
Damages amounted to about sou
to each of the vehicles, the officer
This was one of two traffic col
lisions that occurred in the county
In the other accident, the pa
trolman reported, a 1941 Ford se
dan driven by Howard Best. 30.
Clyde, Route 1, and a i9o piukui
trnrV rtHvpn hv Joseph Monroe
Massle, 20, also of Clyde. Route i.
collided head on on the narrow
Big Branch road about two miles
south of Crabtree-Iron Dun scnooi
early yesterday afternoon.
Neither of the drivers was in
jured, the officer said.
Fri. at Aliens Cr.
Garbage collections in the Al
iens Creek area will start Friday
morning, it was announced by G.
C, Ferguson, town manager, here
Tiw c.-irlince trucks will operate
all dav each Friday, and part of
each Saturday, collecting garbage,
He urged all citizens in the area
i m,t their garbage in cans, and
: ic (h(m near the street, so the
truck could easily and quickly
make tho rounds.
This is the first time the area has
had a garbage operate in the sec
m staff of the
On Monday, the opening day of
the new school term, there weie
235 more students enrolled in the
six Haywood County schools man
there were at the end of Septem
ber last year.
County Schools Superintendent
.lack Messer-said today that a to
tal of 5,933 pupils were on uie
books that day, but the ngure now
tops 6.000, as enrollments contin
ued through the first wee oi
u.. .-.nnaipd bis forecast of last
Monday, predicting the 1949 enroll
ment would run "five per ceni anu
above" compared to last year's.
This increase, he added, would
be identical with the rise in en
Th oollnri ranks of the stu
dents, meanwhile, put a heavy
drain on county school supplies.
At noon, Mr. Messer reported
that there was a shortage of ev
erything but children.
ah Gnnnties. ranging from
books to pencils, were exhausted,
he said, and fresh orders have
been placed for virtually every
one of these items.
A large gathering
Knee talists observed
Burley Tobacco Field Day yester
H. t the Mountain Test tnrin.
I ..rln res and discussions on bur-
iey growing; trurlng', -mid m arfcefr
ing occupied the morning hours.
with demonstrations in l lie neiu j
following in the afternoon.
Dr. Roy Bennett, N. C. Stale
College extension tobacco special
ist, discussed curing mot nous "e
fore the audience.
Dr. Luther Shaw of the Test
Farm discussed experiments that
had been made with burley tobac
co at the station over the last five
Another featured speaker dur
inn the morning was Assistant Ag
riculture Commissioner Hugh Har
ris, who greeted the delegates in
behalf of the state agency and dis
cussed the benefits which tobacco
men have realized from research
Howard Clanp, Test Farm direc
tor, was in charge of the program.
late a good sized town.
To be exact, there have been
j,7B! babies born in the hospital
since March ll. io mai is iu
noon yesterday. That is a lot of
The records show that the nrst
baby born in the Haywood Hospi
tal, was William I. Millar, now a
successful law student at Duke
University. Bill, a he is better
known, was born on St. Patrick's
17 1928. Since that
day, (i,788 others have first seen the
lifjit of day within the Hospital
Bill is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. F. Millar, and he graduated
from Waynesville high school in
1945, and received his AB degree
at Duke in the spring of this year.
iu u ulill a student at Duke study
ing law, which is following in his -
. . mil 1 Uia
fathers tooisieps. am nu m
bride of last December live in
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. F. Millar
went to Ashevilie in the spring of
1927, because of Mr. Millar's
health. They stayed until Septemb
er nf that vear. but in the mean
time Jak4 ipv.e Wert-n North
Carolina and were mucn impress
ed with Waynesville. After spend
(See Babies Page 6
First Baby Born
At Hospital Here
WILLIAM I. MILLAR was the
first baby born at the Haywood
County Hospital, according to
the records of the inslitution.
, BUI is a Duke law .student,- and
was born March 17. 1928. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Francis Cove Group Wins
Honors In County Show
6-Inch Cast Iron Pipe
Already on Ground;
Crews To Start
Work is scheduled to begin with
in a few days on installing a 6-inch
water main in the Country Club
and Aliens Creek areas by the
Town of Waynesville.
Already 2,500 feet of 6-inch cast
iron pipe has been unloaded on the
site, according to G. C. Fergsuson,
town manager, and equipment
ready to start digging the ditch for
The line will start in front of
the Country Club, then go out to
the highway at five points, then up
the highway to Aliens Creek, and
follow the highway out as tar as
the town line.
Mr. Ferguson estimated the pro
ject would cost between $15,000
"Our plans are to push the pro
ject to completion as fast as possi
ble, and get the customers tapped
on the line, he said.
He further explained that the
tapping would be pushed just as
fast as the work can be done.
It is hard to tell just when such
work will be completed, because
we do not know how much rocK
might be hit in digging the ditches,
and then bad weather delays such
work Our plans are to get the pro
ject completed just tne nisi pos
sible minute," he continued.
The citizens of Aliens Creek
voted to become a part of Waynes
ville in an election on July 30. On
August 30, the cast turn water pipe
tovWater-.Bwln in th are were
unloaded. "That is pretty qutk
work," Mr. Ferguson said. "We
were lucky in getting delivery of
the cast Iron pipe that quick. '
The whole line calls for a mile
and a half of six inch water mains.
Mail Should Bear
The members of the Smoky
Mountain Apple Growers Associ
ation ia: t Monday night mapped a
campaign to advertise Haywood
The producers decided to tell
the people about the fine quality
nf the county fruit through aovei
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Hugh Massie and Boiling al1 j Library
were placed in ciidigc m n- v.
P The members, with Bob Boone
presiding, also discussed fruit prob
lems during their meeting at the
Havwood County Court House.
Close For Labor
ti.. rird Mutional Bank ot
lot , i. ... -
Waynesville will be closed all day
Moiidav in observance of the Labor
in newspapers, raun:ijay noiioay.
and by posters attached j A!so to be closed are all stores,
schools, and the Haywood county
Wellco To Stage
Annual Labor Day
Picnic On Monday
The animal Labor Day picnic of
Wellco Shoe Company has been set
for II o'clock Monday, at the Al
iens Creek Community Center. The
event is being given for employees
of the firm and their families.
The program will get underway
at II o'clock, and after the pic
nic dinner, a series of games and
other recreational activities will
h,. siaaed .it was announced by
Heinz (tollman, president and gen
Among the things on the menu,
are barbecued ham, potato salad.
pie, ice cream ana sou annus.
About 400 people are expected.
rnl J Harden Howell, Waynes
ville postmaster, today urged resi
dents to have their friends address
mem uy at" - .... ,no
Now that all houses in Waynes- The first picnic was held in 1942
ville have been numbered, he said.
this complete address should ap
pear on all mail received by the
Waynesville post office for deliv
ery to townspeople.
'"Up to 25 per cent of the mail
received for delivery by our city
carriers does not bear a house
number or street name," the post
"To avoid delay, have your mail
addressed to street and number,
pout office box. or general deliv
ery," Colonel Howell said, urging
all residents to help writers comply
with this request.
County Baptists To Hold
Mission Emphasis Week
,, ,w U,v will
A county-wide mass meeting at
the First Baptist Church oi
Waynesville, Sunday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock, will launch the Mis
sion Emphasis Week for the Bap
tists of Haywood Caunty.
Twenty visiting missionaries in
the State, Home, and Foreign
fields will participate in the pro
gram which will reach every Bap
tist church in the county.
The mass meeting Sunday after
noon will bring together all visit
ing missionaries who are stationed
in the various communities.
ing the week that they win oe iu
Eether in one place.
It will be a service ui
fellowship, and assignments.
nr E L. Spivey, field repre
sentative of the State Mission
Board. will introduce his asso
ciates and make a brief talk.
Miss Vena Aguillard, field work-
of the Home Mission Board
working with the French people of
Louisiana, will introduce her as
sociates end talk briefly of her
The main speaKer w... . - - -
MeMillan. missionary to China
(See County Baptist"
Bad Brakes Causes Car
To Plunge Down 130-Foot
Embankment At Soco hap
To Higher Court
Earl Smathers, 30. and Billy Rob
inson, 21. hoth of Canton, were
bound over to Haywood Superior
Court this morning on charges of
breaking, entering and larceny, me
charges grew out of thefts from
Ralph Boyd's store in Jonathan
Creek the night of Aug. 25.
They were still held in county
jail here at noon in default of
$2,500 bond each.
Meanwhile, the Haywood county
(See Canton Men Page 6)
The Francis Cove Chord-Bust
ers iaul f ranKiin. jacK iveny,
Wayne Edwards, and Earl Hoglen
won the title of grand champion
Tuesday in the first Haywood
Coujity Community Development
Program Talent Night show.
The boys won the top honors
before a crowd of 1.500 people who
gathered at the Canton High School
First olace in the quartet com
petition went to the Hominy four
some of Vinson Worley, Mrs. Sam
Reece, Mark Swain, and Sam
Reece, with Marilyn Medford at the
Top prize among the duets went
in (lie Morning Star combination
of Miss Gertrude Hall and Thomas
Mrs. Jack Klopp of Lake Juna
luska community, accompanied on
(See Francis I ove Page
All His Stocks
Four Crashes Of
Cars Does $2,000
In four hours Wednesday, four
vehicles crashed, and did about
$2,000 damages, according to Frank
Davis, operator of the wrecker
service for Davis-Liner Motor
The 1947 Nash, owned by Mr.
Morris, who went off the road at
Soco Gap. was termed by Davis me.
hardest to pull back to the road he
had ever handled. The car went
130 feet down the bank, which was
almost straight down, he said.
A 1941 Ford, owned by a Mr.
Best, and a 1946 Chevrolet truck,
owned by a Mr. Massie, both of
Big Branch, crashed head-on about
four o'clock. The Best car suffered
damages of about $2UU. ana me
Massie truck about $350. No one
About noon Wednesday, a Dodge
truck owned by Hugh Russell, had
a collision on the Dellwood road,
doing about $150 damages. No
personal injuries were reported.
The stocks of Balentine's Man
Store were moved on Wednesday.
Emmet t Balentine, owner, sold the
entire stock on Tuesday to Bower s.
Inc. The stock was moved out of
Mr. Balentine announced several
weeks ago that he was selling his
entire stocks. After a sale of sev
eral weeks, he sold the remainder
of the stock.
Ti had no announcement to
make as to his future plans. Neith
er did he have a statement to make
regarding the building which is
Io wans Come Here To Check
On Advantages of Haywood
Driving down the mountain from
Soco Gap Wednesday auernoon,
Mrs. E. C. Morris' of Okmulgee,
Oklahoma, suddenly found her
loot brakes useless.
s the car picked up speea. sne
slowed it down with her hand
brake as she guided it around the
Then the hand brake gave way.
She put the car into low gear,
but it ran faster and faster when
the clutch burned out.
With rising horror, the 54-year-old
woman and her husband saw
the speedometer needle climb to
.L ii? S wek. when some people came .U
w. ,- trntn lowa io see '
the switch and on e mS..- fa Haywood 4-H
way into a concrete water ditch by v
Haywood county has a good crop
Pr.mf nf that was proven tnis
ih. omhankment to their right
The speeding sedan careened
down the groove about. 270 feet.
then swung over to me ngm smc
of the road.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris caught a
fleeting glimpse of trees far below
as the car flew over the embank
ment, four miles west ot boco
club boys and girls had so vividly
described in a visit to tne iana oi
tall corn earlier this summer.
On Monday Mr. and Mrs. Mel
vin Booth, of Washington County,
Iowa, rolled Into Haywood. Mrs.
Booth is 4-H Club leader for her
pnuntv. and had a large part to
play in entertaining the w Hay-
Turning to each other, they wouu JS ...
(See Bad Brakes-Page 6) Iowa this summeV. ,
when the Bool lis started on their
vacation, they had intended going
west, but found the urge to see
Haywood county for themselves as
well as some of their new friends.
"Wiion wo ent to Newfound Gap.
I knew we were near Haywood."
Mrs. Booth said.
The person that really gave Mrs.
Booth the urge to see Haywood
was Mary Fiances McCracken,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
McCracken. Soon after checking in,
the Bopths went to see Mary Fran
ces, and to tell her they had found
Haywood exactly as she had de
(See Iowa People Page 8)
Power In Aliens
Creek To Bo Oil
The power will be off from 2
to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Aliens
Creek and Hyatt Creek sections, as
well as along Highway No. 19-A
and 23 in the Aliens Creek area.
Hnrrv Burleson, manager for
Carolina Power and Light Company
said the interruption was neces
sitated in order to replace a pow
er pole broken recently when a
truck left the highway.
' (To Date)'
Injured .... 38
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).
This will be the only time dur