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The Waynesyille Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Veek In The County Scat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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65th YEAR NO. 53 8 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESYILLE, N, C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 3, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiel
Set For 2nd. of Sept.
On Depot St.
Construction is nearing comple
tion on three store buildings on
Depot Street by W. H. Burgin.
The glass fronts are due to be
installed this week, and Mr. Bur
gin said that he expected the build
ings to be completed by the 15th
of this month.
The buildings have 20 - foot
fronts, and are 90 feet deep.
Mr. Burgin estimated the cost
would be between $12,000 and
$15,000. He said he had leased sev
eral of the buildings, but pre
ferred to wait until completion to
announce the occupants. He owns
the 45-foot store where he oper
ates his store, and the 66-foot park
ing lot between the store and
,1 Lake or
Inging' to the Lake Junalus-
ssembly grounds from 300 to
Methodist boys and girls 15-17
I of age, the Rev. Carl King.
plisburyv announces the Senior
imbly of the Western North
lina Methodist Youth Fellow-
for July 3-V"-'"' 'i,
m presiding officer will be
per Earnhardt, of Concord,
t r officers are: Secretary, Mary
se Harbison, Shelby; Dean, the
R. H, Stamey, Charlotte; Head
Inselor, Mrs. R. H. Stamey;
per, the Rev. Dr. Mark Depp,
Iston-Salem; Vespers, Mrs. G.
Adams, Jr., Matthews; Song
er, the Rev. E. H. Nease, Jr.,
napolis; Pianist, Nelson Adams.
rlotte; Nationals, Sr. Grazilla
a de Prieto, Havana, Cuba; Miss
ra isu, camp Tekoa, N. C;
"ctors, the Uev. and Mrs. Carl
pssembly thorna1: "Jesus Way
i way Through Church and
On Soco Mt.
Six picnic areas on the road
side on Soco mountain have been
installed by the State. Highway
Commission, it was learned from
Commissioner L. Dale Thrash to
day. One of the areas is on this side
of the mountain, and five just over
the mountain. Tables and trash
can facilities have been installed.
Each place is located on a wide
area affording ample parking well
off the shoulders of the highway.
Board Sets New Dates,
As Registrars And
Judges Are Named
The Haywood county election on
whether beer and wine sales will
continue legally was rescheduled
Saturday for September 2.
The new date was set by the
Haywood County Board of Elec
tions. Tne referendum had previously
been scheduled for August 12 when
the board approved a petition for
the voting last spring.
But a postponement became nec
cessary when the runoff primary in
the senatorial race was declared.
Under state law, a liquor elec
tion must be held at least 60 days
after the date of any other prev
At the meeting Saturday, the
election officials also drew up the
appointments of registrars and
judges for each of the county's
precincts. These are published on
page six of this issue.
After an interested glance at the
news from Korea in the morning
newspaper, Waynesville's National
Guardsmen, 84 strong, left by bus,
jeep, and truck early yesterday
morning for their two-weeks' sum
mer training session at Fort Jack
son, S. C.
The Heavy Tank Company, 120th
Regiment, North Carolina- National
Guard:' Were '!iciif;tjui(idi3r jtarl in
tensive field training this: morn
ing, under Capt. Sam Carswell, the
They formed part of the troops
of the 30th Infantry Division, of
the state guard, and attacked units
scheduled for the summer train
ing in the latest techniques and
methods of infantry warfare.
Six tanks of the company's heavy
armor left last week by freight
train for the Army post to take
part in the annual summer field
Western North Carolina farmers
p Saturday heard the state's top
P 'cultural leaders plead for the
Jomotion of the livestock industry
. " "'"'""udi iarm in
land insure the state's con-
)pD"'n8 afternoon, they In-
.,u uairy neras.
The western district livestock
'orthr ws senred by the
orth Caro inaFarm Bureau. Hay-
ent Oral Yates, presided.
listStthelatest 1" a series of
Ztut meetings whl have
h?d , l-Shout the state for
fvetnb T.aa 'or promoting
ockasing and invest
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"id warm m 'Jranly eloucy
ture, ai Wa.yne8ville tempera-
June 29 Max- MIn- Precp.
July 2 " 6i 8 :
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Monkey Business Afoot
Here As Simian Escapes
To Open Tuesday
Night On Main St.
Esskay's Galleries are staging
their formal opening on Tuesday
night, July Fourth, it was an
nounced today by Sam Kirscn.
fru A.m v,fe ftvtoncivplv rpmod-
eled the building on Main street,
opposite the First National Bank.
Carpenters, painters, and electri
cians have pushed the work along
to a modern auction house home.
Mr. Kirsch, an auctioneer of
many years' experience, said that
a wide assortment of jewelry, rugs,
linens, laces, china, glassware and
other items would be offered for
Holidays Cut On
Size Of Edition
The Mountaineer is smaller to
day than usual and some features
are missing. This is due to the holi
While the office will be closed
Tuesday, the usual size paper will
be published on Thursday after
There's some monkey business
going on around here.
And the managers of the Ameri
Congo Exposition show figure its
worth $25 to stop it.
Montgomery Queen, Waynes
ville's dog catcher, assisted by town
police, have been hunting for the
monkey, which escaped from the
lot where the show was being held
The little animal, ironically aid
ed by the training he received, has
managed to escape several times
when his pursuers were about to
Last night he was reported seen
and heard, incidentally in the
neighborhood of the Ranch House.
But he's still free today.
For a while after his escape, he
made his home friefiy in trees at
St. John's School and, later, near
Mayor Jack Way's home.
But he managed to move in time
to keep a step ahead of the offi
cers. The monkey found himself at
large all of a sudden when a link
snapped in the chain that had been
keeping him close to home.
His face beamed with an expres
sion of glee when he discovered
he was loose, and he promptly took
advantage of it. ' :
While everybody was busy with
one thing and another, he dashed
(See Monkey Business Page 5)
Dean Henry Brandis To
B e Lake Speaker Tonight
K no n tins under the auspices of
the Committee on Peace of the
Western North Carolina Methodist
Conference, Dean Henry Brandis,
Jr., of the University of North
Carolina, will be the platform
speaker in the Assembly Auditor
ium, at 8 p.m., Monday, July 3.
His address will be in the interest
of international peace.
Approximately 800 women mem
bers of the Methodist Woman's So
ciety of Christian Service and its"
subsidiary organization for gainful
ly employed women, the Wesley
an Service Guild, closed a conference-wide
meeting here Saturday
evening. Mrs. J.' W, Payne, of
Cherryvillc, presided over the ses
sions of the WSCS meeting and
Miss Lottie Duncan, of GreenSboro,
over the Guild meetings.
Mrs. Frank G. Brooks, of Mt.
Vernon. Iowa, president of the Wo
man's Division of Christian, par
ent organization of Methodist wo
men's work, speaking under joint
(See Dean Brandis Page 5)
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C. Of C. Office On 18-Hour Schedule As
Heavy Infhix dfV
Crowd Into This Section
Parade And Heavy
Schedule of Athletic
Haywood County's 1950 Fourth
of July celebration will reach its
climax here tomorrow with a color
ful day-long program.
The celebration, sponsored by
the Hazelwood Boosters Club,
opened formally yesterday when
Union Services were held at the'
Waynesville High School.
Admiral W. N. Thomas of Lake
Junaluska preached the featured
sermon, and Charles Islcy, director
of the Waynesville High School
band, supervised the musical pro
gram. W. H. Prevost is serving as gen
eral chairman of the celebration
Tomorrow's events will be
launched with the traditional In
dependence Day parade of some
200 marchers from the county's
veterans organizations, Gold Star
parents, civic groups, and junior
and senior high school bands.
The parade will begin at 9:30
a.m. from the Haywood County
The procession will march up
Main Street to the First Baptist
There, the marchers will be tak
en by bus to the Aliens Creek
School where they will reassemble
to parade from the school to High
(See Fourth of July Page 5)
Varied Array of
Fireworks at Lake
A day-long sports carnival, a
music concert, and a night (ire
works display will feature the July
4 observance at the Lake Junalus
ka Methodist Assembly.
Recreational Director Richard
Crowder of High Point reported
today detatls of an extensive pro
gram of sports contests are being
worked out, that there will be
something for everybody from
three to ninety.
There will be recreation, also,
for those who don't compete in the
contests, he added.
Starling at 10 a.m., he con
tinued, the contests will include
rowboat and canoe, and swimming
races; canoe jousts, "whistle-changing"
boat races, motor boat races,
and a diving contest.
Prizes will be awarded the win
ners. These events will be for boys
and men in various age groups, and
if there are a sufficient number of
entries, competition also will be
held for girls and women.
The- folks who don't enter the
contests will be able to swim or
go boating when these events are
not being held. They also will be
able to play tennis, croquet, bad
minton, volleyball, horseshoe pitch
ing, shuffle board, and miniature
(See Lake Junaluska Page 5)
To Meet In
The State Highway Commission
is due to come here on Thursday
for their two-day July meeting.
The Commission will make 'head
quarters. . at Mount Valley Inn.
Their first session will be at sup
per 6:30 on Thursday.
At eight o'clock Thursday night
the commission will hold their
monthly meeting in the court room
here, disposing of general routine
matters, such as surveying road
contracts, and other matters of
business usually handled at month,
ly meetings. The public will be
welcomed to attend, Mr. Thrash
said. There will not be a formal
Mr. Thrash said the commission
would begin their tour of the coun
ty at nine o'clock Friday morning,
going through Jonathans Creek,
making a brief stop at the farm of
C, ten n A. Boyd then on to Coleman
Mountain and through Iron Duff
to Clyde, going by way of Ratcliffe
Cove. The group will go to Canton
and to West Pigeon Road as far as
the Osborne farm. They "will re-
(See Highway Group Page 5)
Audiences Delighted With Cherokee Drama
'Unto These Hills' Is Far
Delter Than Expectations
' By W. Curtis Russ
Promise yourself night now to
see "Unto These Hills a drama
of the Cherokee" and you will
never regret it, nor forget this
colorful, arid soul-stirring drama.
Mere words cannot do justice in
describing the drama, its beauty,
the music, setting, color, and mod
ernistic lighting that helps make
history of centuries ago live anew.
From the moment vou leave the
Main V. ! ftV, 1 1 T 1 . , thn I
wide paved lighted boulevard up
the mountain for half a mile, you
realize that there i s something
worthwhile ahead. It is. in the very
air. ' '
The engineers have kept every
thing rustic, and blended in build
ings, stages and in fact, the entire
plant, as just a natural part of the
While the drama does not begin
until 8:15, be sure and give your
self a minimum of 30 minutes from
the time you park your car. at any
of several large paved parking lots
to get to your seats. Not that it
will take that much time, but you
owe it to yourself to sit there and
enjoy the surroundings, and see
twilight creep on the surrounding
At 8:15 the huge lights that
flood the theatre begin to dim
as the first notes of the organ
are heard in the distance. As the
lights drow dimmer, the' organ
peals louder; Then as the narrator,
with his deep baritone voice reads:
"In the Beginning - - - -' the wood
lands behind the three stages grow
bright as thousands of candlepow
er lighW indirectly flood the tree
(See Cherokee Drama Page 5)
For New Year
The new officers of the Waynes
ville Lions Club formally took of
fice last Thursday night.
The installation ceremonies feat
ured Thursday night's regular
dinner meeting at Patrick's Cafe
teria. Lawrence Leatherwood took of
fice as the new president of the
service club, succeeding Richard
Also installed were the Rev.
L. G. Elliott as first vice-president;
Dr. Boyd Owen, second vice-president;
Henry Davis, third vice-president;
Lester Burgin, Jr., secretary;
Charles Reed, treasurer; Joe CHne
and Charlie Woodard, tail twisters;
William Chambers, lion tamer; and
Jack Felmet and James W. Reed,
Jr.. directors for two years.
The nominations and elections
were held in May.
Takes Over As
Richard N. Barber, Jr., assumed
the presidency of Rotary here Fri
day, succeding Jonathan Woody,
who becomes vice persident.
Mr. Barber will make his official
report on Friday of his attendance
at the International Convention
in Detroit. He is also expected to
announce committeemen for the
The program Friday was a talk
by Joe Palmer, dairyman-farmer,
of Crabtree, who discussed the
growing dairy industry in Hay
wood. He pointed out that in a
year's time, 51 new grjde "A"
dairies were constructed and put
into operation in Haywood. The 83
dairies are . producing about 10
million pounds of milk a year, for
an average income of a million
dollars, Mr. Palmer pointed out.
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R. RO' CAMPBELL , 48,
drowned Sunday morning in
Fontana Lake when the boat
from which he was fishing turned
For R.R. Campbell
Set For 5 Today
Funeral services will he con
ducted at five this afternoon at
Grace Episcopal church for Robert
Roy Campbell, 48, well-known Way
nesville resident, who was drown
ed in Lake Fontana early Sunday
The Rev, Edgar Goold, rector,
and the Rev. J. E. Younlz, pastor
of the First Methodist church will
officiate' and interment wilf be1 In
Green Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dr. N. MMed
ford, W. A. Bradley, Albert Mar
shall, Rufus Carswell, Milas Fer
guson and Fred Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers are mem
bers of the VFW posts of Waynes
ville and Canton and the Haywood
Post No. 47, American Legion.
Flower bearers are members of
the ladies auxiliaries of the three
Military rites at the graveside
will be conducted by the Rev. Mr.
Yountz and members of the VFW
post of Canton.
At the time of the accident
which took his life Mr. Campbell
was fishing with Leo Hill, also of
Waynesville. According to Hill,
they were in a motor boat of the
launch type which was top-heavy
due to high covering. The craft
overturned in 25 feet of water
about 75 feet from shore.
Hill said both he and Campbell
started swimming for shore and
that Campbell, reportedly a good
swimmer, was swimming when he
last saw him. But when he looked
for Campbell after crawilng to
(See Campbell Page 5)
Practically, every available room
in the community was filled over
the week-end, according to Mrs.
Gordon Schenck, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Schenck kept the office
open until 12:30 a, m. Monday
morning getting places for people
to stay. She said today, "every per
son coming to the office was found
Emphasis was placed on the
need .for persons having rooms
available to notify Mrs. Schenrk at
433, otherwise she will consider
the rooms taken.
The schedule calls for the office
to be kept open every night as
long as the public can be served.
This morning the office was filled
with visitors seeking information
on where to stay, as well as places
"Our job Hght now Is to see that
everyone has comfortable accom-'
odations, and is made to feel at
home," Mrs. Schenck said. "ThU
will be done, even if It means oper
ating on a 24-hour schedule, In
stead of the present 18."
Out-of-town Fourth of July holi
day traffic going through Haywood
county last week-end hit a record
State highway patrolmen report
ed 600 autos and trucks heading
west into the National Park went
through the Maggie section every
hour during the peak period yes
The heavy volume was. exix-cted
to continue and possibly reach a
new peak tomorrow afternoon.
Out of all that traffic, however,
the only accidents resulted bumped
fenders and slightly more serious
damage all In Waynesville.
Two accidents occurred in town
this morning, a city bus and a Soft
drink truck collided at Gunn's'
Two autos were involved in
another accident on Main Street
a few yards from the Mountaineer
Damage was slight in both cases.
In a more serious accident Sat
urday night, a Lincoln and a Ford
collided on North Main. Everyone
escaped Injury but property dam
age totalled several hundred dollars.
Youth Center To
The Youth Center at the VFW
Building opens tonight from 7 to
10:30, for six nights weekly, under
the supervision of Mrs. Fred Calhoun.
Fourth Of July Will Be A
Holiday For Business, Too
Business generally will call it a
holiday throughout Haywood Coun
ty for the Fourth of July.
Except for the hotels, restau
rants, and .soda fountains, the
stores, banks, and offices will be
closed as employers and em
ployees take the day oil in observ
ance of Independence Day.
State Highway Patrolmen, po
lice, and deputies will he ready
for plenty of woik, however, and
hoping for a peaceful, non-violent
The patrolmen went on a new
'slepped-up work 'schedule ' Of 18
hours a day last weekend, and
will continue on thai same routine
In Canton, no formal celebration
Many Heard Adm. Thomas
At Union Services Sunday
was scheduled. But businesses will
be closed anyway, under an agree
ment reached at a meeting of the
town's merchants late last week.
Local police and State Highway
Patrolmen both anticipated plenty
of traffic work to continue as
steady streams of cars bearing holi
day travellers flowed over the main
highways toward the Cherokee Res
ervation and the National Park.
The stream of visitors started
late Friday afternoon, and con
tinued through Saturday and Sun
day, backing up the spring fore
cast that travel in this section aud
through the Park would hit record
levels this summer.
"And ye shall know the truth
and the truth shall make you free"
using this as a text, Admiral W,
N. Thomas addressed a union ser
vice audience at the high school
stadium here Sunday night.
All churches of the community
participated, with the various past
ors taking part on the outdoor pro
gram which marked the beginning
of the Fourth of July annual cele
bration. "Our age is such an easy age in
which to drift out of the freedom of
truth into the slavery of error
and falsehood. It is an age of j
synthetics und .substitutes, counter-j
feits and pre'ense." he said.
vThe speaker also pointed out!
that "I am not a pessimist but ap-!
pcarance is often more convincing '
than reality that we are apt to ac-:
cept appearance as genuine and
forget that it is only a front." !
"We have to dig deep to find j
real values they are never easy J
to possess." .
Charles Isley was in charge of;
Injured... w 18
(Thls Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)