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they seem to want to talk
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The 'Great Smoky Mountains National Park
t . i-tter to the editor
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65th YEAR " NO. 40 18 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNES VILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 18, 1950 $2.u0 In Advance In Haywood and Jacksor Countid
New Bridge Across Lake Junaluska Dam Is Opened
vv-1 j Hytrin
Waynesville, Bethel, Clyde, Fines Creek, and Crabtree-Iron Duff Ready
mencement liXercises 10
Lid his hand out. a tall
lA -rrnwed his eyes on
y I too am from Waynes
i i. wnrth Carolina.'
'they both looked puzzled
' .nt nd when due ex-
over. they held a
f session afterwards discus
...lis hrk home.' Mr.
mt here about the Jlme
vB left for Florida. While
members of ,
UsvMe club, they had
L ..ntll at the luncheon
.- . -
ower aay. a ""
i. t Wavnesville clti
jiting for the traffic light
h snort?" he whispered in
warded tone out of the
of his mouth as his eyes
quickly up and down the
whispered the 'citizen
carefully. . v
tdiately the man snorted.
Dr. Frank S. Love superintendent of Lake Junaluska Assembly. Is shown cutting the ribbon which
formally opened the new $15,000 bridge across the 555-foot dam at Lake Junaluska. This is one of
the projects of the expansion program now underway at Junaluska. Shown on the left is W. H. Mas-
sie a trustee and Mrs. Massie. Directly behind Dr. Love is Mrs. r-inwr , vim ,
looks on besi'de Mrs. Love, and Max Cochran, officer of the grounds Is on the extreme right.
rt Gibson, III, eight-year
klwood youth, suffered a
teg when his bicycle ran
.iracK Monday afternoon ai
Slight at Bradley's Store in
I Highway Patrolman Joe
I OCr i Ki n ft fh aintrlatl' OB
i u,vaiiaiig ca-Wiiav
?able, quoted witnesses as
the youth, riding out of
street (in his wav home
W, failed to stop in time
,le struck the side of
4. nd he was thrown un
! fight rear wheel, which
w. his left leg before the
owld stop it.
th was rushed to Hay-
Countv Hnsnltal h flnh
to was doing some work
service station across the
F Gibson was transferred
Asheville hospital for
is the son of Mr. and
Gibson, Jr., of Hazel
wtrolman said the driver of
Jack KllwarH TT.,,rnt OK
ft Creek ...uu
C1 after the investigation
"wiaent was unavoid-
wea a schoolmate of
W0Son' v j i
Hi. i . ma"a8ea 10 Slop
Ce time at the end of
, 'vai "I nUlllK
3 Gibson. .Tr
f k Ifg in an accident
Clean - Up
Officials of Wavnesville and Haz-
elwood are going forward with
plans tor the annual clean-up cam-
nnlcn which cets underway on
Monday, and will continue lor an
Additional trucks will be used
fnr nickina ud all trash and any
trash missed will be picked up on
special calls when the town halls
"All indications are that this
spasnn will brina a large number
of visitors to our community, and
it Is Important that every part ot
it be sDotlessly clean," u. u. ter
cuson. town manager said today.
A special effort win be maae to
aot all areas of the community
rleaned arid free of trash. Owners
of vacant lots are reminded that
all weeds' should be cleared imme
Robert H. Clark
On Guam Island
Robert H. lark is "now assistant
superintendent of power on the is
land of Guam.
Mr r.lark fnr a number of
years, was electrical superinten
dent of the Town of Waynesville.
He resigned in 1944'to go to Pearl
Harbor to do war work. Since ne
finished his work in Pearl Harbor
in 1946, he has been in Southern
California, Edison, San Bernar-
dine district until assuming duties
with the Navy in Guam.
Mr. Clark is a native oi waynes-
and is convalescing
tnHazelwood. ; -
from , Mission
Into S. C.
"The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce put their
xtamo of annroval on dans for the
annual membership drive; for an
nual clean-up campaign, and the
motorcade into South Carolina at
their meeting here Monday night.
Dave Felmet, membership chair
man, said a quota of $7,500 had
In addition to approving these
nlans the directors cave contracts
for repairing the electric sign at
the Lake, and approved the re
painting of other road signs in me
area which are owned by the organization.
A reDort of the treasurer snow
ed that the recent banquet was
self-sustaining that is. it paid Its
own way with the exception of.
The board also went on record
of urging the officials of Trallways
to provide adequate bus facilities
for the present and looking to the
future needs of the community.
James L; Kllpatrlck, president
presided at the board meeting.
To West Point
And Chorus To
Give Last Concert
The Wavnesville High School
Concert Band and thex Mixed Cho
rus will give their final perform
ance for the. year, Tuesday night
as part of the commencement pro-
i m i
gram, . .;,
The concert will ne oi ugni mu
sic, including several novelty num
bers, and will be under the direc
tion of Charles Isley and his assist
ant, Bob Campbell.
will be 25 and 50
cents with tickets' available from
all members of the band and cho
l2' ,May 18-Mostly fair
rjwa warm Thursday and
W Pi for iso,ated lat
ill , yne8vUle tempera-
5 Max. Min. Rainfall
76 45 .04
Project To Be
Let On May 30
Amons the 26 bids to be opened
May 30 by the State Highway Conl-
ml!lnn. wiH tie r HaTWOoB Project.
The 1.75 miles of road, part oi
the hnnd Droerain. calls for hard-
surfacing from a point on the Fib
erville Road approximately 2 00
foet west of Beaverdam creek
bridge north to a point on the
Beaverdam road, approximately
550 feet east of the beaveroam
Plan's are to let the contracts on
June 8. A second group of con
tracts will be awarded on June 6.
To Send Group To
The Waynesville Township High
School band and a 16-year-old
wavnesville Hleh School junior
will participate in the 1950 annual
convention of the Nortn uaround
nnnartment. Veterans of Foreign
Wars, at Hendersonville net
The eirl. Mary Jane Rogers, will
f-nmonte in the beauty contest
which will be a feature of the con
vention. The band will march in
thn i-nlnrful state-wide parade.
Snonsorine the appearance ot tne
local students at the convention is
the Waynesville VFW Post headed
hv Commander Albert Marshall.
. . ...
The four-day meeting win open
.Tune 1. '
This marks the first time tne
State VFW organization has set its
annual convention for western
Meanwhile. Commander Mar
shall has called a special session of
the local nost for 7:30 p.m. May za
at the Haywood County court
House to make plans for the at
tendance of a large Waynesville
delegation at the convention.
"This may be the last time the
annual convention will be held this
close to Waynesville," Mr. Mar
shall pointed out.
"Consequently we are trying to
arrange to have as many members
of this post as possible attend it."
He requested those members not
able ot attend who own official
able to attend who own official
delegates who do not have them.
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If V :
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fcimii wm iiimi urn iwmu win rniniTi'ir"i hiiitt'i i "
Canton, St. John's Set
For Later Dates
Northern South Carolina: Is
slnrerelv anxious to have us come
down and tell them more about
Western North Carolina," Mrs.
r.ordnn Schenck secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce said Jthls
morning, upon her return '-from -a
two-day stay in the area making
arrancements for the motorcade,
Mrs, SchencK. together with Earl
Aiken, of Brevard, completed de
tails for the two-day motorcaae ir
May 31 and June 1st. ,
The 85-picce Eeusta band will go
In two special buses, together with
30 cars from Brevard, a similar
number from here, and a group
of Cherokee Indians in full war
Plans are to leave here early on
the morning of May 31, go Into
Greenville, stase a parade, and
have lunch at the Poinsett Hotel,
with representatives of the City of
Greenville, press and radio as spe
cial Guests. The chief of police will
escort the motorcade Into the city,
and dick an irainc ior ie iihihuc.
A number of young ladles, in
perky bonnets, will go down the
streets passing out numerous fold
ers of this area, including a two
color map featuring highway No.
From Greenville the motorcade
will co to Easley." and Pickens for
similar performances, and then on
to Anderson for the night. Two
hotels have been reserved for the
Dartv. Earlv Thursday the motor
cade will swing1 into action, parad
ing down Anderson s Main street,
and then to Laurens, and up to
(See Motorcade Page 6)
. . . i '
To Stay Printed
Ten thousand folders, of eight
naiies. listing accommodations In
Waynesville and vicinity have been
nrlnted and are now belna dls
tributed tv tha Ha vwbod Tourist
Association and the Chamber of
The information was compiled
within the. past few weeks, and
shows 14 hotels: 16 motor courts
1 dude ranch; 11 tourist homes and
farms; 70 tourist homes with rooms
only; 44 apartments, cottages and
homes; 7 camps, and 14 hotels and
inns at Lake Junaluska.
Also listed on the back page are
seven churches, and four realtors
of the community.
The folders are printed in dark
ink on pastel green paper, and fold
to fit into a large letter size envel-ope.
The work of compiling the vast
amount of material for the folder
was done by Mrs. Gordon Schenck,
secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce, in cooperation with Carl
Henry and Paul Hyatt of the Tour
- The printing was handled by the
commercial printing department
of The Mountaineer.
DONALD M. R1IEA. of Hazel
wood, will enter West Point on
July fifth. He received his ap
pointment some months ago.
Cadet D. Rhea
Will Enter West
Point On July 5th
Donald M. Rhea. 19. will enter
West Point Military Academy on
.Tnlv fifth as a cadet This event
will come exactly 30 days after he
graduates from Georgia Military
College. -. -
Cadet Rhea Is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon M. Rhea, of Hazel-
wood He,, attended v the nubile
schools, and graduated from St.
John's in the class of 1948. He en
tare Georgia Military Collog in
the fall of that year as a student
of, engineering, and immediately
became an honor student with high
scholastic rating. He Is graduating
also in R. O. T. C.
Cadet Rhea was appointed to
West Point by Representative
Monroe M. Reeden.
The end of May will mean the
end of high school days for Hay
wood County's seniors of 1950.
Commencement week will open f
. . . ..... ..... i .
Sunday lor most ot me cuuiuy
public schools witn ine annual
Graduation exercises at St.
John's High School will unofficially
close the county's annual com
menccment ceremonies during the
first week of June.
One hundred and one seniors
will receive their diplomas the
night of March , 25 at the 1950
Waynesville Township High School
Commencement, marking the ex
odus of the largest of Haywood's
The ceremonies are scheduled
to start at 8 p.m.
But before that, the prospective
Graduates and their parents and
other friends will gather In the
school auditorium at 8 p.m. Sun
day to hear the Rev. M. R. Wil
liamson, pastor of the Waynesville
Presbyterian Church, preach the
At the same time Sunday night,
the Rev. W. T, Medlin, pastor of
the Clyde Methodist Churcn, will
Breach the sermon to Clyde Hiah
School's 29 graduating seniors and
Clvde's commencement exercises
are scheduled for Wednesday at
u p.m. j
, janton rugn acnooi s commence
ment week will open a little later.
The Rev. C. W. Kirby. pastor of
Canton's . Central Methodist
Church, will preach the Baccalau
reate Sermon the night of May 28.
.The following Tuesday, May 30,
the 58 seniors will be honored at
the traditional Class Night Pro-
cram in the hleh school.
The night of May 31, they will
receive their diplomas. ,
Crabtree - Iron Duff ; School's
Commencement Week program will
open Sunday atternoon witn me
Baccalaureate program at the
The Waynesville Restaurant on
Main Street is operating under a
new owner and manager.
A. M. Itayem purchased the busi
ness Monday from M. All for an
undisclosed sum. -
Mr. Itayem, who is now living
on Welch Street, is a veteran of
the business. Before coming to
Wavnesvilla he nnerated his Own
restaurant in Chicago's Loop, the Wavnesville High School
tftir'o main rSuulnaca Aairif I
The Rev, Horace L. Smith, pastor
of the First Baptist church of Can
ton, will preach the sermon to the
19 sraduatine seniors.
The program is scheduled to
ooen at 2:30 o. m.
The eraduatlon exercises for the.
students of the eighth grade will
be held at 7:30 p. m. Monday with
30 scheduled to receive their di
, f)n Tuesdav nitzht. the hiah
school seniors will be presented
with their diplomas, with the event
scheduled to start at 8 p. m.
Duplicate Of Liberty
Bell To Be Shown nere
Teams Place High
In FFA Tool Test
Teams from Bethel and Crab-tree-iron
Duff High Schools placed
third and fourth, respectively this
week In the 14 county Future Farm
ers of America Federation tool
identification contest held here. ;
Hayesville's team won the event.
Franklin placed second, and Bry
son City, fifth.
' The students were required to
Identify tools used in the school
shops and to spell the names of
them correctly. "
Making up the Crabtree team
were Edward Wood, Frank Cham
bers, and Floyd Plemmons. all stu
dents of the school's agriculture
Students from more than a dozen
high schools in the Federation com
peted in the event.
Mountaineer Reporter Finds That
Cooperation Mixed With
Printer's Ink And Hard
Work Has Built Gatlinburg
An exact duplicate of the famous
Liberty bell Is slated to be put on
jicni.v horo nn the afternoon of
Friday, June second from 2 to 3:30
it was announced xoaay uy
Massie, chairman of the U. S. Sav
ings Bonds for Haywood county.
The display is part of the cam
paign, which began Monday night,
with the Liberty Bell as the sym
bol and "Save for your Indepen
dence" as the slogan for the drive.
Mr. Massie said that Ford Motor
Pnmnanv has donated trucks to
transport the bells of copper, and
Johnson Motor company, oi
lotte, Is furnishing a driver.
The sale of Savings Bonds in
Haywood during April totaled $35,
943, Mr, Massie said. Of this a
mount. all was E bonds except
$2,000 which were G bonds.
Mr. and Mrs. . William S. Ray
announce the birth of a son, Wil
liam Shelton Ray, II, on Wednes
day. May 17, at Biltmore Hospital,
Mrs. Rav is the former Miss
Laura Mae Clauson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Clauson,
MRS. WARD IN HOSPITAL
Mrs. Hallet Ward is reported to
be doing nicely at Haywood Coun
ty Hospital where she is a patient.
Rdward E. Fuller. 60. of Wavnes.
ville died Wednesday morning in
an Asneviue hospital after an ex
Funeral services will be conduct
ed In the First Baptist Church Fri
day at 2:30 p. m. with the Rev. L.
G Elliott. Dastor. oflciatina. Inter
ment will be In Green Hill Ceme
Pallbearers will be Lemuel Leo
pard, Charlie Woodard, Clyde
Styles, Howard Bryson, Cordell
Price, and Ben Phillips. '
The bodv will remain at Garrett
Funeral Home until the hour of the
service. "- .
A native of Brattlebo'ro, Ver
mont. Mr. Fuller came to Waynes
ville about twenty years ago from
Daytona Beach, Florida and was
owner and operator of a garage
and repair shop.
Surviving are the wife. Mrs.
Alice Stephenson Fuller; one
Hauehter: Miss Dorothy Fuller;
and one son, Arthur Fuller, all of
Dr. I. B. Funke has recovered
from a recent Illness and has re
sumed her. practite at her home
on South Main Street
By BILL LINDAU
Some far-sighted, public-spirited
Gatlinburg citizens a few short
years ago, looked over their town,
the majestic hills surrounding it,
then wrote out a prescription.
The new road through the Parn
over the mountains to Cherokee
had just been paVed, and Gatlin
burg was a ' nice little town that
vou micht stop in if you were a
salesman or out tin a little side
trip from Knoxville.
Gatlinburg took the medicine in
generous doses, its alert citizens,
with confidence in their town in
vested money In beautiful little
buildings and soma pretty big
The prescription saidr "Printer's
Now it's the best-known town in
"In the' Great Smokies, reads
the attractive little booklet the
lady at the Gatlinburg Tourist Bu
reau gave us last Sunday, 'Gat
linburg is the vacation center.
"Six principal hotels, fifty lodges,
inns, guest houses, motels, and
Some time this season they'll
have to revise that copy:
Last Sunday, Gatlinburg had 54
lodges, inns, guest houses, motels
and tourist courts. -
About this time next year it
will have at least 56.
(See Gatlinburg Pae 6)
The Ilev. J. E. Yountz, pastor of
the First Methodist Church of
Waynesville, will deliver the invo
cation following the opening of
the Baccalaureate program Sunday
The high school's mixed chorus
will sing the anthems, and Jlmmie
Galloway will play the procession
al and recessional pieces on the
Mr. Williamson's sermon will be
on the subject, "The Road Ahead."
On the following Thursday night,
the Commencement exercises will
open with the invocation by the
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Waynes
The featured addresses will be
given by the graduating honor stu
dents. Giving the, salutatory will be
Nancy Floyd, and Elaine rrancis
will be the valedictorian.
FRED Y CAMPBELL of Waynes
ville is the new commander of
the American Legion's district
covering 12 posts and 3.000 .
members In Madison, Haywood,
and Buncombe counties, ine
former Waynesville post com
mander was elected last night at ....
a district meeting In West Ashe
ville. Barton Ray, retiring com
mander of the Canton post, was
elected district vice-commander..
Chief Last Night
Fred y; Campbell of Waynes
ville last night was elected com
mander of the American Legkm
district .covering three . westetti
Barton Ray. retiring commander
of : the Canton Post, was named
The two Haywood County men
were selected at a district meet
ing in the West Asheville Ameri
can Legion Hall by representatives
of the 12 Legion organizations in
Buncombe,. Haywood and Madison
counties which make up the dis
Camobell thus was selected aS
the leading officer for the approxi
mately 3,000 Legionnaires who are
members of the posts in this sec
A World War II veteran and
former member of the staff of the
Waynesville Post Office, Campbell
served as commander of Haywood
Post 47 of Waynesville In 1948.
Attending the session last night
also were 14 representatives of
Haywood County's posts here, in
Canton; and ln Hazelwood.
Among, the delegates, In addition
to Campbell, and Ray, retiring
commander of the Canton post,
(See Campbell faec 6)
Bettv Lee Gibson. Mildred Med-
ford, and Harry Crocker will de
liver the class orations. A A';
During the course of the program
also honor students will receive
the Daughters of the American
Revolution Good Citizenship
awards and the Beta bigma rtu
C. E. Weatherby, principal of
the mgh school, will make the pre
sentation of the class. The program
will come to a climax in the pre
sentation of the dlulomas bv Dis
trict School Superintendent M. H.
Mr. Elliott will deliver the-
benediction closing the program.
Plaving the processional and re
cessionat music will be Pianist
The following seniors are sched
uled to receive their diplomas at
Annie Charlene Adkins, Charles
Bonner Atkinson, Mary Cuml
(See Schools Pace's)
Miss Rogers To
Appear In N. C.
Marv Jane Rogers, pretty 16-
year-old Waynesville High School
junior, was selected last week to
represent the Waynesville Post,
Veterans of Foreign Wars in the
State VFW's beauty contest next
The contest will be a feature of
the 1950 convention of the vet
erans' organization. It s scheduled
to be held in Hendersonville from
June 1 through June 4.
Miss Rogers Is the daughter of
Mr, and Mrs. Frank. Rogers of.
Wavnesville. Mr. Rogers is prin
cipal of East Waynesville Elemen
(To Date) '
Injured... . 17
(This information com
plied from Records of
State Highway Patrols