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The Waynesyille Mountaineer
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I man last night ke'a smart
enough to make money and
dumb enough to get married."
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LMn t he locked.
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find the necessary tools at
of day. so they gave up.
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Published Twic-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
65th YEAR NO. 60 20 PAGES Associated Tress and United Press News WAYNESYILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 27, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
County Tax Rate CutlO Cemts? To B
Gov. Scott Seeks 2 Nearby Parkway Links
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teen age boys decided ot
. sundav with a dip in
e lake. They had been hav-
pgh old time, and the sun
thpv cot there, they
he lake deserted and silent,
or one young man who was
L.f the bovs suddenly went
When he failed to appear
is three companions cot ex
int thev had had a little too
k rfrink. so they Just stood
wondering what to do about
Ltraneer, however, immedi
kung into action.
Lam out to the spot where
th had disappeared, and re-
k dove to the bottom of the
ying to recvcr the victim s
as still trying when help
and the bodv was found.
Kictim's three helpless corn-
were all normal, healthy
scribed as having their
lyoung man who tried to do
ling about the tragedy had
kirn a moron,
. . . and A Merry Christmas To You, Santa"
re Of Prevention
nail boy watched a distin
W-lnokine eentleman walk
ho street carrying his wife s
It'll keep her in at night, hey,
k-ials of th Western North
Jna Tourist Association last
iy discussed problems and
uine Droieets at a called
pg at the offices of the State
ten directors and represent-
of directors who could not
participated in the session.
attending unrn Pprpv Fere-
president of Western North
na Associated Communities;
Williams, of the Cherokee
ical Association's information
e for the Cherokee drama:
l White, manager of the
i; and Charles E. Ray. Jr.. of
jesville, State Parks Commis-
! Association declared its con-
n financial sonnort nf thp in-
Ition servipp for thp drama
iscussed its continuing pro
es B. Myers of Bryson City,
lent of WNCTA, presided over
ark On Naw Bus
Igress on the construction of
lew bus station at the corner
(uer and Montgomery Streets
ng mishpd tn mmnletlnn
R Station will he mnriprn in
I detail, and will have a pas-
fr piatiorm with space tor tour
I to be loaded at once. '
le restaurant, tn ha nnprated in
lection with the station will be
Be building f ormerlv nnerated
faynesville Radio Service.
t stanmyre, owner of the
Rprvipp ha mnund in thp
ling just next to where he fcas
lor several years.
In Sloan has the contract on
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Elks To Send
12 Boys To
Camp July 30
rihh is not an old edition-it's July 27th-but at Camp Junaluska for Girls Tuesday it was
Tuesday n.gm. vn , ' ..'.'..', ....' m i ari tri.umincs: and then
f T,vl (ilp eiris had turkey, dressing, . cranocuy auvu-, ......w ,, . ... .
of July) tht gi is naa iu y, , ahrMmas songs while waiting for Santa. Every
went n W see we nuge uiriumvw - ,,,
. .. o i Pnnrfaiifo Mvnau ana ivns. j.uit.- owa uihih, .u,..-.. .....,
camper received a gut in . o-..,-. 'onauni. , . . nal, ,,f Sanla for thc Kith
are shown on the right. Miss l-aimira ui.j... v
consecutive season. (Staff photo), .
Twelve Haywood County hoys
will leave in private cars from
Waynesville Sunday morning for
(he North Carolina Klks Camp near
They'll spend a two'vveck's vaca
tion there at the expense of the
Waynesville Klks l.odue, headed by
Kxaltod Huler Alvin Ward.
For the last three months, Herb
Sinnletary, chairman of l he local
Elk's camp committee, and the oth
er members of his group have been
working on the arrangements.
The boys were carefully selected
from a croup of candidates suh-
mitted by members of the Lodge
and countv authorities.
The youngsters, fanning between
eight and 13 years of age, earned
the vacation through their qualities
of being good school students, hav
ing flood character, and being able
to get along with others.
The local Lodge, organized
illylitlv more than a vear ago. Is
sponsoring this camp project tor
thc first time;
Each summer hereafter, the or
ganization will select 12 hoys from
throughout the county to send to
The Lodge, which set aside more
than $500 to finance the young
sters vacation, is providing neces
sary camp clothing, bedding, and a
baseball milt for each boy.
The mitt, w 111 be a present to
each boy from the Lodge.
Members of the Lodge will drive
the bovs to the camp Sunday and
lake I hem hack home on August 13,
the dav their vacations end.
Selected to attend the camp were
youths from Waynesville, Hazel-
wood, Canton, and several rural
Scott H. Jordan,
North Carolina's governor and
top highway officials this week ask
ed the federal government to start
construction' Immediately to com
plete two of the Blue Ridge Park
way" sections in the Haywood
The Associated Press said Gov
ernor Scott, Commission Chairman
Henry Jordan, and Location En
gineer Getly Browning were mak
ing the trip to Washington,
It said the two Tar Heel execu
tives would urge the work on the
links from Wagon Road Gap to
Beech Gap, and from Balsam to
The three men were to confer
on the urolects with Thomas H
MrDonald. director of the U. S,
Bureau of Public Roads.
Mr Hmwninff said noillts Oil the
Balsom-Soco section would reach
an altitude of 6,000 feet, giving
motorists the best view In the
stale and of the Great Smoky
Kxcept for short stretches to lie
u.lprf Inter he added, the pav
ing of the two links would permit
travellers to drive on the Parkway
all the way from Virginia to the
Cuts Tax Rate
County Budget To
Havwood County's government
officials are bringing tax relief to
George A. Brown, Jr., chairman
of the board of county commission
ers, today announced the 1950-51
tax rate has been set at $1.10 per
every $100 valuation ten cents
per hundred lower than property
owners paid the county during the
last 12 months.
The county's 1030-51 budget will
be announced in detail Monday.
Mr. Brown attributed the tax
cut to the rising value ofHaywood
Last year's $1.50 tax rate, he ex
plained, was based on an overall
taxable evaluation of $31,000,000.
Incidentally, this will be the last
county budget on which Mr, Brown
will act officially.
When his current term expires,
he will retire as commission chair
man after 12 years in oifice.
GEORGE A. BROWN, JR.. is
working on his limit county bud
get as chairman of the Haywood
board of county coipmissioners.
lie acted on 11 Olivers before
that. Mr. Brown will retire
from .office, at the end of his
N. Clyde Will
Select Mail Boxes
A pattern for mail boxes in the
North Clyde Community will be
selected at the meeting of the
Community Development Program
to be held in the Clyde School,
Tuesday, August 1, at 7:30 p. m.
All residents of the community
are requested to be present.
By BILL I.INDMT
Went to a Christmas party Tues
Yes, it was July 25, accoraing
to the calendar.
Saw Santa Claus and six pretty
reindeer. The jolly little man has
Improved a lot in his taste in ms
Also saw a Christmas tree wun
all the glittering decorations that
Christmas trees are supposed to
have on that particular occasion.
No I saw no pink elepliants, or
leprechauns playing ice hockey.
r..i,i0 iraa I ho warm for ice
hockey. All I d Part to arum ini
day was a cup of coffee. It was
pretty strong coffee. But not strong
enough to create any son oi illu
I've got about 160 witnesses
and some pictures to back me up
on all this interesting testimony
the 145 girls at Camp Junaluska.
the counsellors, airecieis
ThP Christmas party in July
iumv on the 25th is a regular
institution held every summer sea
enn ol Iho famn.
Mice Palmira Carbaial stanea
it ifi vpars aeo and has played the
part of Santa Clause, since me
(See Santa Claus Page 1, Sec, 2)
Three Accidents Mess
Up Cars But Hurt Nobody
Big Rug And Linen
Sale To Be Staged
Is Killed By
Lucius Cordcll Wood, 39. line
man iMinoe for REA was struck
and killed by lightning about 4:15
p. m. Monday while working on a
transformer pole in the Fines
Creek section. He had been work
ing for REA about three years.
Two other Waynesville men,
Jack Edwards and Lewis Gibson,
working nearby at the time, were
Funeral services tor wood were
uj in Ihn home on farK unve
Wednesday afternoon with major
Cecil Brown of the Salvation Army
officiating. Interment was in
Crawford Memorial Park,
Active pallbearers were Jack
Edwards Ralph Ford, DeRoy Ford,
jarvis McDonald, Lewis Gibson,
Jack Parton, William D. Moore,
and John Peck.' TI
Honorary pallbearers were R. C.
choffipiH Bov Callahan, Lewis
Rov Cabe. Dan Brown,
Hoyt Benson and A. C. Patterson.
Surviving are thc widow, Mrs
Ora Mac Free Wood; four sons
wiiiiam Wood paratrooper at Ft
Knox, Ky., and Robert, Richard and
I (See Woods Page 8)
Three traffic accidents Tuesday
iHght and Wednesday made a mess
in varvinc decrees to half a dozen
But no one was hurt.
The quick thinking of one driver
prevented certain tragedy in the
first of thc series.
A Chevrolet coach carrying a
young Waynesville man anu nis
wife and child back home, turned
over on a sharp curve about five
miles west, of the Haywood county
The driver of a .stal ion wagon
bearing four oilier people, saw .1 he
Chevrolet . coming from the op
posite direction and anticipated the
He promptly pulled off the high
way and parked on the shoulder.
The coach rolled oeross the high
way, and stopped right in lront
of the station wagon after hitting
(See Accidents Page 8)
Esskay Galleries are announcing
the half million dollar imported rug
and linen auction sale, which will
begin Friday night.
Samuel II. Kirsch. manager, is
today in an advertisement, listing
scores of well known imported
rugs, in various sizes and weaves.
Mr. Kitsch said this was thc
largest selection of imported rugi
in the South.
Early this summer, bidding start
ed on contracts for the construc
tion of Parkway sections from Soco
Gap to Wolf Laurel Gap, and from
Wolf Laurel Gap to Heintooga
At about the same time, con
struction was started on a Park
road from Black Camp Gap to
Heintooga. This, "however, is not
part of the Parkway system.
At thc present time, a five-mile
section of the Parkway at Wagon
Road Gap, and another short sec
tion at Beech Gap are graded but
unpaved. Between the two sections
is about 4 miles and a half of uncut
The completion of this section
would give motorists access to some
of the most beautiful panoramas
in western North Carolina.
One, now available to visitors, is
the vista at Green Knob overlook
of the Pisgah Forest.
Another is at Beech Gap, with
its nearby Devil's Court House.
Thc visitor now must drive over
the unpaved Lake Logan road to
reach Beech Gap.
Thc other section ranges approxi
mately live miles along the border
of Pisgah Forest between Soco
Gap and Balsam.
Annual Hay wood HEil
Meeting Set For Aug. 26
PUrsdav. Jnlv 77J-pnMprah1p
piness with scattered thunder
ers ana not auite so warm
sday. Friday partly cloudy
warmer with scattered after-
"facial Waynesville tempera
I as recorded by the staff of
pate Test Farm);
te Ma Mln Prppn
24 ...... 83 61 20
25 .......81 60 .06
26 ..................78 63 . .09
Clyde Baptists To Stage
86th Anniversary Jfrogram
The eighty-sixth anniversary of
h rivrf. Rantist. church will be
celebrated with it.3 second annual
Homecoming Day on bunaay, juij
Dr. WayBe E. Oates, Professor
of Pastoral Care at the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary, will
preach the special anniversary and
homecoming sermon at the eleven
At 10:00 a. m., at the opening
exercises Of Sunday School, a roll
call by families will be made of
8 FFA Members
Return To Clyde
Eight members of the Clyde
chapter, Future Farmers of Ameri
ca, returned home recently after a
week's stay at the State Camp at
Robert Evans. Clyde High School
vocational agriculture teacher who
is supervisor of the chapter, ac
companied the boys to the camp.
Making the trip were Gerald
Medford, Dick Hannah, Carl Mann,
Donald Jackson, Paul Jackson.
Leon Teaguc, William Haynes, and
Set for Fines Creek
Residents of Fines Creek will go
in work Mondav to clean the ceme
tery of the Hiram Rogers Baptist
Everyone interested is urgea to
help with this project.
August 13 will be Decoration
and Homecoming day at the church.
A day-long program is being ar
ranged, and everyone is inviiea u
attend with a picnic dinner basket.
Variety Show Nets
For Civic Project
The two performances of "Trip
pin' Around" last week poured a
net $874.44 into the treasury of
Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
That means an $874.44 start to
ward the establishment of a club
house for this community.
Miss Edna Summerrow, president
of the 22-member sorority, an
nounced the figures today.
The show, featuring a cast of
more than 150 Waynesville and
Hazelwood men, women and chil
dren, was staged to help raise
funds for this project.
Miss Summerrow also said today
further plans for the project would
be developed at Beta Sigma Phi's
Sponsoring this show meant sac
rificing virtually nil of their free
time for each of the girls for two
full weeks, as every one of the
members worked to make the event
Methodists Urge Surplus
Food Be Sent lo India; Get
$5,080 At Lake For Cause
all the families in the church,
r.rnvpr C. Haynes. chairman of the
hoard nf deacons of the Clyde
Baptist church, will conduct the
Following the morning worship
service the annual honf'coming
picnic will be spread on tables on
the church grounds. All former
mcnibcrs and all friends of the
church are cordially invited to at
tend these services.
Rev. D. D. Gross is pastor of the
A southwide Missionary Confer
ence in session at Lake Junaluska,
seat of the Methodist Junaluska
Assembly, July 24-30, adopted res
olutions, Wednesday, the 26th, call
ing On the United States govern
ment to send unused surpluses of
wheat and other commodities to
aid thp hnnorv npnnle of the reDub-
lie of India. The resolution climax
ed platform addresses hy Bishop
Wascom Pickett, missionary ana
Methodist Bishop in India for more
than 40 years. In his public ad
dresses Bishop Pickett called at
tention to Christian achievement
and opportnity in India. He said
that there is nothing phony about
the republic of India, that her con
stitution is truly democratic, and
not only gives franchise to every
A eeneral organization meeting
will be held at Canton Thursday
night to start work on plans for
Canton's 44th annual Laoor Liay
and Fall Festival Celebration.
The session was announced today
by C. C. Poindexter, who served as
general chairman of the 1949 event.
The meeting will open at 8 P.
M. at the Town Hall courtroom.
Elks To Hold
Barbecue July 29
At Aliens Creek
Members of Iho Waynesville Elks
Lodge will hold a barbecue dinner
for their guests Saturday night at
Grandview in the Allen's Creek
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'by Exalted Kuler Alvin Ward.
The dinner will be staged from
6 P, M. to 8 P. M.
Kim Barber, chairman nf the
Elk's committee on arrangements
advised the members to m;ike their
reservations by noon Friday by
The eleventh annual meeting of
the Haywood Electric Membership
Corporation will be held August
26 at the Waynesville Armory.
Co-op manager It. C. Sheffield
of Weynesville said in his an
nouncement today that the ses
sion would open at 10 a. in.
A record turn-out is expected.
Princapal business on the pro
gram will be the submission of
the financial progress reports and
the election of 11 directors tor the
next 12 months.
Rounding out the session will be
an entertainment program, the
showing of films on thc use of
electricity on the farm and in the
home, and the presentation of
Mr. Sheffield also said arrange
ments are being made wilh local
merchants to hold an electrical ap
pliance show in conjunction with
This would serve to familiarize
the Co-op members with the latest
models of equipment now avail
able. Plans also will be discussed. Mr.
Sheffield added, to bring electric
I service to as many rural people in
the remote areas as possible.
Recently, the organization laun
ched a new $670,000 construction
program aimed to carry electric
service to 1,250 farms and non-
agricultural institutions, like
schools, churches, and small in
dustries. Provision also has been made for
re-phasing the system's main trunk
lines, boost substation caoacitv, in
stall seclionalizing switches and
other new equipment, and build a
(See KEA Page 8)
Officers To Meet
adult but guarantees every citizen
the right, to profess, practice and
promulgate the religion of his
L'nder the new constitution,
many ancient evils, including un
touchability, have been abolished,
he said. Bishop Pickett reported
that communists are using the fact
of America's not sharing her un
used war supplies to prujudlce the
republic of India against the re
public of the United States. The
WHEREAS: There Is in the
United States a large surplus of
wheat and other commodities for
which there are no markets at
WHEREAS: There are millions
(See Methodists Page 8)
Local Volunteers Donate
61 Pints Of Blood Monday
The directors of the Haywood
Cooperative Breeders' Association
i will meet at 8 p. m Monday in
County Agent Wayne Corpening'a
' office at the Haywood County Court
i House here.
Volunteers in the Waynesville
area last Monday gave 61 pints of
blood to the American Red Cross
Regional Blood Bank.
Onlv three of the 64 prospective
donors had to be refused follow
ing' the routine physical examina
tion. All were rejected for tempor
Col Frederick Star Wright, a
director of the Regional Center at
Asheville, in praising the work: ot
the Waynesville Junior Chamber
of Commerce, declared that this
was the highest percentage of vol
unteers to be accepted as donors
so far recorded in the 14-county
area served by the Center,
The JayCees sponsored this most
recent visit . of the Bloodmobile, ,
its third of 1050. 1
Marcus Ward headed the JayCeei
committee as chairman. Serving:
with him were Itay Caldwell,!
George West and Howard Jones.
Mrs.' Charles E. Ray, Jr.. and
Mrs. Felix Stovall headed the
corps of Waynesville Red Cross
Gray Ladies who aided with the
work at the donor room in the
basement of the Waynesville Pres
Monday's total of contributions
brought to 266 the number of
pints of blood which the people of
the Waynesville, Hazelwood, and
the nearby rural areas have given
to the Center.
Injured ... . 18
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)