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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
Goth EAR NO. 52 18 PAGES Associated Preas and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 29, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
I c palmer beamed when
"7ihe recent editorial In this
iroT Father's 'Day. In
IMS pointed-out that no
'Lid be called "Old Man."
vs held that the term
with The Mountaineer that
wse should never be used.
confirmed in my beliefs
!ja ever," he continued.
Lumbers of the National
Lfere loading their five huge
ga flat cars iueuy piepui
tp leaving for Tort Jackson,
. ... nnccpH hv anrl said:
u mau i" -
Crd someone say they were
to send you fellows to Korea
'dof Fort Jackson."
I piardsman, smiled and re
f'Okay by me, Just give me
f mic bomb and a road map."
Prospects For Modern
Committee Making "round-up" Of Loan By
Local Citizens On Project.
Ready To Open Cherokee Drama
arcade of 1926
.i i run. outstanding busi-
of Johnson City, Tenn.,!
anon the 2,000 Methodists
this week attending me
I conference. The return
brought back memories to Mr.
i lumberman, of years ago
Wre just like yesterday.
Carr was inquiring about a
U of people who went from
in 1926 on a motorcade which f N
it New Orleans and went ln-
Ldi in an effort to promote
on Highway No. ii.
! tot a lot of good results
the motorcade, Mr. Carr g:
and added, "We tow people
rth about a section of coun
hey had never heard of be-
Ming on a motorcade in those
m a real job, and making
Lai even moreso, since we did
uve the cars or roads as com
! witri today to use.
n The Tall Timber
ty-flve-year-old Louis Ashe
ed into town the other day
his daughter and son-in-law,
way from Sedro Wooley,
mgton, took a look at gome of
stately trees on the mountain-
and observed that "those are
i pretty little -shrubs you Ot
f Mr. Ashe, paying his first
It. nr .nl I a a .Li
in nuyiiesvme in it years, me
of speech was understand-
his business out in the forests
lest Coast is cutting trees,
tf they're 200 feet high,
re too small.
logging outfit "falls" the
firs and cottonwoods ranging
wn 300 and 400 feet high for
wuutT cumpanies or uanaaa
' Ashe started in the logging
ess with his father, Cling
I working and living in Bun-
JAY DEE STANLEY, 17-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Stan
ley, has been awarded a schol
arship at the Transylvania Mu-,
sic Camp for the second consecu
tive season. He plays the bass
Charles Isley, Music Director
at Waynesville High School, de
scribes Jay Dec as being one of
the school "band's finest young
It is" Jay Dee's present ambi
tion, to finish high school, then
tnler the Navy School of Music,
and eventually play with the U.
S. Navy -Band. He earned oome
pocket money by caddying at
the Country Club golf course for
severaFweclfS aflcr school Tas'
Optimism, plus determination,
marked the public meeting here
wecinesday night when citizens dis
cussed the proposal to get a hotel
on the Oak Park property at the
corner of Main and Academv
I The local romm ttep hpsrtrrl hv
! J. Wilford Ray, reported that $73,
1 000 of the needed $100,000 had
The committee this morning
were securing pledges with the de
termination to push the project to
completion. A number of summer
residents attended the meeting,
and showed a definite interest in
the project, and are joining local
people in putting up money for the
$100,000 loan on the project.
The group heard R. Getty Brown
ing, chief locating engineer of the
State Highway Department. They
also heard merchants, lawyers,
argiculturists, bankers, and sum
mer visitors. The trend of thought
was the same- "The need is here,
It is a good proposition, and now is
the time to act." That, In sub-
stance, is what eacn and everyone
Mr. Browning, who was intro
duced by Charles Ray, began by
telling the, audience, "You don't
realize just what you have here to
offer. This is one of the few un
marred "beautv spots of America.
There are 00 million peuple within
a radius of 1,000 miles of where we
are standi:," he said, as be em
phasized the inrge potentlil num.
ber of visitors this area could at
"The average visitor will spend
$10 per day, so just figure what
you have in the way of potential
business. But let me warn you
you must be prepared for them. If
. ;"t (See 'Hotel Pave 6)
Haywood, and Jackson
I was living in Buncombe when
'-.u w me vvesi vuhsi it
ago. had lived in Waynesville
lathers Street about six vears
"that, and around Balsam.
and his daughter, Mrs. A. P.
and her husbands are visiting
and Mrs. Frank Leonard in
typlan to spend about two
"here before returning to the
A" the lady observed, looking
C'ciamuy auto, "you certaln
e been keeping the car
fl, her husband sighed, pat
"un wallet, "and vice
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Parkway Projects In
This Immediate Area
Visitors to Cherokee will find Braves Carl Standingdeer and Epps
Welch ready to welcome them to the Reservation and "Unto These
Hills," the drama of the Eastern Band of Cherokees which will be
opened on Saturday night in the huge mountainside theatre near
the Fair grounds on the Reservation, More than 3,500 Cherokees
live on the Reservation. .
Cherokee Drama To Open
For Season On Saturday
Fourth of July observance at
Lake Junaluska, in addition to the
traditional fireworks display and
sports events, will be marked by
the second annual Institute of
Chuch Music for choir directors,
organists, singers, ministers and
The institute is scheduled for
Dr. Robert Guy McCutchan, edi
tor of the Methodist Hymnal, of
Garrett Biblical Institute, and Dr.
Cyrus Daniel, Director of Music
at Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
Tennessee, will head the faculty
and direct evening programs of
organ recitals, chorales and hymn
festivals. . ''
The Junaluska platform' will be
filled Sunday by the Rev. Dr. W.
B. Selah, of Jackson, Mississippi,
, (See Church Page 6)
Urged To March
Mrs. W. H. Burgin of Lake
Junaluska, president of the Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary of Haywood
Post No. 47 today urged all mem
bers of her organization to march
in the Fourth of July parade.
She also said members of the
Gold Star Parents were specially
invited to participate and that
transportation would be provided
for them in the procession If they
did not want to march.
lies For Beer Wine
action Are Changed
Haywood County Board of
7. l"Qay ws considering a
for the county-wide ref
m on beer and wine sales.
1 date had been set as the
f2danyiJune 23 -Thursday,
in 1 i" PossiWe scattered af-
Irrlri. ,evenin8 thunderfchow.
naiy fair and not o warm.
at... -'""uue lempera-
forded by the sUff of the
l .1BSl Farm)
Mountaineer went to press, how
A member of the board said
simply that, under the law, the
voting could not be held August 12
as originally planned.
He explained that the statute
prohibits the holding of such an
election any sooner than 60 days
after any other election.
The holding of last Saturday's
runoff Primary for the U. S. Sen
ate nomination forced the post
ponement of the election.
The elections official said that
the board's job simply is to reset
the date for the referendum.
The original beer-wine vote was
scheduled after a petition bearing
the proper number of qualified sig
natures was filed with the board
last winter. ,
The elections spokesman said
the new date probably would be
set for the end of August or the
first part of September.
The voters then will decide
whether beer and wine sales shall
continue In Haywood County.
Men At Highway
Meet In Raleigh
A number from Haywood at
tended the Highway Safety meet
ing in Raleigh Tuesday, which was
called by Governor W. Kerr Scott.
Among those on the committees,
include Chief Stroupe, of Canton,
Oral L. Yates and W. Curtis Russ
Others attending the conference,
included W. J. Damtoft, A. J. Hut-
chins and Mayor F. W. Woody of
Singing Meet July 1
A day-long Jackson-Haywood
County Singing Convention will be
held at the Balsam Baptist church
next Sunday. '
The noon meal will be served
picnic style On the church grounds.
Al singers and everyone else in
Haywood and Jackson counties are
invited to attend. ,
To Head For
The 84 officers and enlisted men
of Waynesvllle's Heavy Tank
Company will leave Sunday morn
ing for Fort Jackson, S. C, and
two weeks' intensive training with
the other troops of the 30lh N. C.
National Guard Division and at
Six tanks of the company's heavy
armor left yesterday by Irelght
train for the Army post to take
part in the annual summer field
Under the command of Capt.
Sam Carswell, the company com
mander, Waynesvillc's peace-time
soldiers will leave the Armory at 8
a.m., travelling in chartered buses,
and In weapons carriers, jeeps,
During part of the period, they'll
have target practice with their
lank weapons the 76 mm. guns,
(See Guards Pave 6)
It. Getty Browning Announces That
Pushing Survey From
Beech Gap To Balsam
Thirty engineers are on the job
making the right-of-way survey
from Beech Gap to Balsam Gap for
the Blue Ridge Parkway, it was an
nounced here by R. Getty Brown
ing, chief locating engineer of the
State Highway Department.
The highway department 1 s
anxious to push this survey to
completion by fall, Mr. Browning
said, and in order to help expedite
the work, have purchased three
Jeeps for use in traveling In and
out of the territory.
The 17-mlle section from Beech
Gap to Balsam Gap, follows closely
the Tennessee Ridge, ataying
pretty well on the crest of the
The Parkway Is completed at
Beech Gap, which is in the area of
Devils Court House. A large part
is through the Pisgah and Sher
"We are throwing all forces into
this area in order to get the work
completed before winter," ho said
This is the first work done in
the Beech Gap section since the
Cherokee Indians are staging the
biggest new attraction in the Great
Smoky Mountains this summer
Opening July 1 In a huge open
air theatre hewn from a mountain
side, "Unto These Hills" portrays
the little-known story of the East
ern Band of Cherokee Indians who
resisted the might of the United
States Army to herd them west
ward over the "Trail of Tears,"
and clung to (heir mountain do
main. This is now the Qualla Res
ervation and the largest Indian
Reservation in the East.
Some 3,500 strong, the Chero
kees are taking leading roles in
their drama, which is sponsored
by the State of North Carolina and
the U. S, Indian Service through
the Cherokee Historical Associa
tion. Written by Kermit Hunter of
the Carolina Playmakers, the Cher
okee drama immortalizes the story
of Tsall, the Cherokee who sacri
ficed his life to gain peace for' his
tribe in their " resistance1 to the
white man's efforts 'to march them
Since last summer, the Indians
have been busy on the project.
(See Cherokee Page 6)
1 iih ti'lm I ii I
U. GETTY BROWNING, chief
locating engineer of the State
Highway Department, announc
ed yesterday two new projects
for the Blue Ridge Parkway In
this Immediate area,
North Ward Divided
Into Three Precincts
Waynesvillc's huge North "Ward
has been divided into three sep
This was announced today by the
Haywood County Board of Elec
tions. The board took the action early
this week as it had forecast fol
lowing the May 27 Democratic
The board explained that the
division was necessary because the
registration in the North Ward had
become so great that the election
machinery was hampered.
After the polls closed, for the
May Primary, it took North Ward winter.
election workers 42 hours to count
and tabulate the ballots cast for
state, county, and federal can
didates. As it stood, the ward, Waynes
ville Precinct No. 2, contained
more than 3,200 registered voters.
The board announced that the
new polling places for the three
precincts made from the ward will
be at the Court House, Pressley's
Store, and East Waynesville School.
The formation of two new pre
cincts gives the county a total of
-It also makes four new precincts
that have been organized since last
The Asheville Paving Company
last Tuesday was awarded contracts
to pave four rural Haywood Coun
The firm's bid of $92,456.30 on
the projects, totalling 10.1 miles,
was judged -the low one by the
State Highway and Public Works
Commission after the offers were
All are included under Governor
Scott's $200,000,000 rural road im
The projects were: Center Pigeon
road from NC 110, two and seven-
tenths miles northeast of Woodrow
running south for one and one
Iron Duff road from NC 209, a
mile and a half south of Crabtree
running northeast for one and two
Crabtree Road from Crabtree
east for two and three-tenths
And Hyder Mountain road from
Clyde running northwest and north
to NC 209.
These were among the 31 new
projects totalling 211 miles of work
on which the bids were opened.
Bids on 302 more miles will be
opened today. .
Many Expected Saturday For
Livestock Field Day Here
Cattlemen from throughout
western North Carolina will gather
here Saturday morning to discuss
the development of livestock and
its vital position in the state's agri
State Agriculture Commissioner
L. Y. Ballentine will be the feat
ured speaker at the session, which
wil start at 11 A. M. at the Hay
wood County Court House.
This is one of a series of district
wide livestock meetings which
have been held throughout the
state under the sponsorship of the
North Carolina Farm Bureau since
Another featured speaker will be
State Farm Bureau President Lon
Edwards. Similar sessions pre
viously have been conducted for
livestock raisers of the Piedmont
and coastal sections of the state.
In charge of the event will be
Oral L. Yates of Iron Duff, presi
dent of the Haywood County Farm
Bureau, host to the visiting farm
Other discussion leaders in ad
dition to Commissioner Ballentine
and Mr. Edwards will be R. Flake
Shaw, executive secretary of the
State Farm Bureau; and Dr. D. W.
Colvard, head of the N. C. State
College animal husbandry depart
ment. - -
Members of county committees
were completing work on the de
tails for the session today.
Serving on the arrangements
committee are Frank M. Davis,
chairman; C. B. McCrary, and Jack
On the entertainment committee
are T. C. Davis, chairman; Mrs.
Henry Francis, and Davis Boyd.
The reception committee includes
Joe Palmer, chairman; Ed Justice
and K. O. Carswell.
The program will start off with
(See Livestock Page 5)
In Korea War
Wayncsville's general reaction
to the fltfvelopihent in south Korea
early this week was one of, anxiety
and considerable alarm, f
However, the people questioned
in a spot check by a Mountaineer
reporter all expressed approval of
the action the United States took.
The general view regarding the
Communist invasion was that it
could be the spark to set off a
.However, the United States' in
tervention, with the direct use of
planes to aid the new South Korean
Republic, at the same time was re
garded as a move that could pre
vent the conflagration.
"This definitely lets the Com
munists and Russia know we mean
business," "(as one man put it, "I
believe if we had just stood by and
let them take over South Korea, it
would have encouraged them to do
the same thing In a lot of other
(See War Page 6)
Deed For Right-Of-Way
From Balsam To
Soco Ready For t
Park Service '
The deeds for the right-of-way
for the Blue Ridge Parkway from
Balsam to Soco Gap, a distance of ,
12 miles, are ready for the signa
ture of Governor W. Kerr Scott
With the signature Governor?
Scott the property would be trsns-
f erred to the National Pak Serv
ice, which then makes it possible"
for that agency to begin -work to-
wards letting' contracts for actual,
These facts were revealed here-
yesterday by R. Getty Browning
chief locating engineer of that
North Carolina Highway Commis
sion. 1 r
Mr. Browning has worked on the..
Parkway project since It was first
discussed back in the early thb'
"This is a decided step forward
for us," he said, "and the matter
of deeding the right-of-way to the.
National Park Service is just get
ting the signature of Governor
Scott," he continued. . . ,
Mr. Browning said that the High
way Department engineers con
sider the section of Parkway from
Balsam to Soco Gap as one. of the "
outstanding " views 'oh Ihe " entire..
450-mile road. Mf BrowwLqg has
long maintained that the view,
from that section, would be far
ahead of anything to be found on
any other section of the road.
. "FronAttte highest" point near
Water RoclTKnob. one has a view
of he Great Smokies from MtJ
Guyot to-. Lake Santeelah and to
the southwest of the Richland
Balsams an unobstructed angle
of about 160 degrees," he con
tinued. The plans for the actual Park
way on that link are about one
fourth complete in that section,:
Mr. Browning explained.
This step of deeding the right-of-.
way, and getting actual surveys
completed is a definite step to
wards looking for letting of con-;
tracts as soon as Congress appro
priates the money. V
Wellco Shoe Advertising
Waynesville On Network
Wellco Shoe Corporation branch
ed out into another national ad
vertising field this week going on
a network of 540 radio stations on
a Saturday night program.
The Waynesville firm is supple-
Union Services Sunday
To Mark Beginning Oi
?J?1 h 0? July Program
The annual Fourth of July
observance as sponsored by the
Hazelwood Boosters Club will get
underway on Sunday, with Union
Services at the high school stad
ium. Admiral W. N. Thomas, of
Lake Junaluska, will be the speak
er, with services beginning at
eight o'clock. Charles Isley will be
In charge of the music.
In the event of rain the services
will be held in the high school
auditorium, it was announced by
W. H, Prevost, general chairman.
Mr. Isley said this morning that
all groups of singers from the
Community Development units who
participated in the musical festi
val last week are urged to attend
Sunday night. This invitation is al
so extended to those who were un
able to attend the festival, Mr.
On Monday morning, the six
rides of the Williams Amusement
Company will be erected on the
playground of the high school. The
rides will get into , operation on
Parade and Two Bands
The big day of the week's activ
ities will be on Tuesday the
Fourth starting a t 9:30 with a
(See Fourth of July Page 5)
meriting their national magazine
and newspaper advertising by par
ticipating in the "Take A Number
program over Mutual every Satur
day from 8:30 to 9 o'clock.
Wellco is giving six or eight
pairs of shoes over the quizz show.'
With each gift of shoes, the an
nouncer says: "These 'Foamtread
shoes for the 'walk that relaxes"!
are manufactured by The Wellco
Shoe Corporation, in Waynesville,
North Carolina." i
Heinz Rollman, president of the
firm, said that it is estimated that "
two million families will listen
to the program for the next 25
In all their advertising. - th
Wellco firm stresses the fact that
their shoes are made in Waynes
ville. Plans are underway now to
add something about the Park and
Pisgah on all their advertising.
U.S. Committee j
Charles E. Ray, Jr., of Waynes-'
vllle testified in Asheville yester-i
day at a federal hearing regarding !
the Hoover Commission recom-!
mendations for streamlining gov-j
ernment agencies and operations.
The task committee, which in
cluded representatives of the De
partment of the Interior and the
U. S. Department of Agriculture,
was concerned at this session with
the phases of the report affecting
the National Forest Service and
the National Park Service.
Mr. Ray appeared as chairman
of the State Parks Commission.
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)