STANDARD PTG CO
Comp 220-230 S First St
ard, Or Must I Not?
dory is being told of the
..n who put sign on his
f pepper during recent
P' r . tv, a dan rein-
,irv shortage. ;
, oniv one 10
, j'rush period, the sign
; ned from the pepper shelf
roceryman noticed the sale
m had suddenly picked
, he did not realize the
UI one dear old soul came
'IMrfu!ly: "I must have a jar
ard for plasters can't you
1 1 TT"TT"m
Man (rushing Into store):
"I want a mouse trap. And
please hurry. I have to catch
Clerk: "I'm sorry, air.
they don't come that large.'
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
65th YEAR NO. 69 12 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 28, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson CounUet
Three Clyde Boys Named As Carolina Farmers
, he saw what had happened
in his storeroom, Drougm
cases of mustard and after
, it on the shell, pui me
Us rightful place. No more
j Was sold that day.
d Kills A Sale
aynesville man was driving
along Highway 19-23, when
At past like a madman at
Ul. The car broke all rules
tinton sense, ana saie unv-
hours later, the reckless
walked into the place of
,s of the man who he had
elossly passed on a curve,
.pening his sates speu as e
1 his briefcase, sianea 10
, his samples.
businessman recognized the
traveler. Stiffening, he saw:
man that drives as reckless
i has nothing I want, so good
Ld he meant just that, as he
H and walked away.
to and think. Have you missed
jliar sight on Main street dur-
lie last few days? Remember
big buses we used to see so
times during the day and
toiling tirelessly on their
carrying passengers to all
of the county, state and coun
sel! they will be only a mem-
liow. And take a look down
it street and see how big the
looks. Somehow we will
their friendly presence.
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6,300 Students In H
Three Clyde FFA boys received distinctive honors recently by behig named as "Carolina Farmers''
for 1950. The throe Clyde boys were among the small group in the state to receive the -honor.' Only
one other boy in all Western Carolina was included in the list. Shown here, front row left to right:
Donald Carver, Robert C. Evans, instructor of the boys; second row, left to right, Howell Brown, and
Joe Morrow. In order to become a Carolina Farmer a boy must meet many rigid requirements, and
have a proven record of successful farming, and leader. (Staff Photo).
Heavy Road Machines Begin
Gutting Nearby Parkway Link
slightly tattered gentleman
ring from hunger pains walk-
" restaurant w th his -doe.
mKQ ciaumng inai nm pel
1 ii.ii, I ..,
II right," said the restaurant
r, "prove it and I'll give you
Jak dinner on the house."
le man beamed, and turning
f pooch, he asked:
f hat covers a house?"
woof!" replied the dogr
nd who was the greatest, hit-
pi baseball.'" asked his master,
ooooof ' aeain reolied the
wagging his tail.
k proprietor promptly tossed
Doth out. .
fid as they sat sadly on the side-
the dog turned to the man
f ell, what was I supposed to
'aynesville nolirp nrrosteH 10
fie Over lhP hot won n
ay and Sundav niirhf
Ihree were charepd with Hmr.-
driving, two with vlnlatinct tho
P'bition law, one with reckless
in8. one with speeding, and
rest with public drunkenness.
ne of the drunk ririvino ripfpn.
P Is under bond until Friday
n nis hearine will be hpld
11 the other defendants are
"wed to apear this afternoon
ohce Court before Mayor J. H.
'lice Chief Orville Noland. how.
f reports the summer has been
"y quiet, as far as crime is con-
here hasn't hen hrpnk.in in
F the town limits since "March,
Merrinn in thi t imo
Mid the addition of an extra
Mr has been of great help
Patrollinc the tnwn'. hn
May Get More
Buyers For 1950
Seven huge pieces of dirt-moving
equipment are at work on the
six-mile section of the Blue Ridge
Parkway from Wolf Laurel to Black
Sam Dushnell, representative of
cllo' Tt'er Company, contractor,
said this morning that about 35
men were employed at present, and
plans were for completing the grad
ing of 380,000 yards of earth and
rock by November 15th. Some of
the largest equipment ever used
in Western North Carolina is now
at work on the job. Some of the
units bite 20 yards of earth, weigh
ing 30 tons, at one time. The tiros
on the equipment are over seven
feet high, and two feet wide.
Mr. Bushnell said that the sec
tion from Soco Gap all the way to
Black Camp Gap would be stone
treated and asphalt by May first.
The contractor has 450 days from
July 25th to complete the job,
which will cost about $350,000.
Dies At 84
Committees are working out the
ararnsements for the dedication of
the District 4-H Club Camp on
County Agent Wayne Corpening,
chairman of the planning commit
tee, stud the camp, completed this
summer, will be dedicated to Dean
I. O. Schaub, veteran director of
the North Carolina State College
, Agricultural Extension Service.
The program, opening at 10 A.
M will continue through 4 P. M.
Complete details will be an
The committees announced to
day: Planning Wayne Corpening,
chairman; L. It. Harrill, state 4-U
Club leader, Raleigh; Miss Mary
Cornwell, Haywood home demon
stration agent; Mrs. Harry Play
ford, Hendersonvllle; Miss Nell
Kennett, district home demonstra
tion agent, Raleigh; Phillip Wool
cott, First National Bank. Ashe-
ville; Walter Damtoft, Champion
Paper and Fibre Company; Dean
Schaub,' and H. R. Clapp, director
of the Mountain Experiment Sta
Decorating of main building-
Ann Priest, Brevard, Transylvania
home demonstration agent i office,
chairman; Mamie Sue Evans, Bun
combe home demonstration agent,
Asheville; Mary Ruth Church, Hen
derson home demonstration agent;
Mary Johniton, Sylvl, Jackson
home demonstration agent;
(See Mt Club Cawp Pate 8)
Checks Scene Of His Childhood
Western North Carolina burley
grower representatives returned
home last week-end, cheered by
their visits earlier in the week with
tobacco company executives and U.
S. Department of Agriculture offi
cials. Oral Yates of Iron Duff, presi
dent of the Haywood County Farm
Bureau, one of the burley men who
made the trip, said a USDA offi
cial had assured them two sets of
graders would be assigned to the
Asheville market this year if extra
buyers are provided. The official
was James Thigpen of Oxford, head
of the Tobacco Branch.
In New York, Mr. Yates reported,
two tobacco firms promised to send
buyers to the market this year.
W. A. Blount, an executive ot
Liggett & Myers, though making
no commitments for his firm, said
the request for extra buyers would
be given careful consideration.
The two other firms requested
that their names be withheld from
publication for the present.
Taking part in the conference
with Mr. Thigpen and the Tar Heel
growers were U. S. Rep. Monroe
Redden of Hendcrsonville, and
Jack Lynn, former Haywood farm
agent who is now a legislative rep
resentative of the American Farm
Members of the WNC huncy.ers.
delegation in addition to Mr. Yates, The announcement was made
inSed Tom Woody of Madison today by R. H. Boone, president of
county Jonathan Brown, Jackson; the Smoky Mountain Apple Grow-
and Creed Morgan, Buncompe. en.
Apple Growers To
Haywood County's apple grow
ers will meet at 8 p. m. Wednes
day in the Haywood County Court
House to discuss plans for adver
tising their products during the
George Abshier, N. C. State Col
lege Extension Service marketing
specialist, will discuss and show
films on selling, grading, and other
matters of interest to the produc-
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i Pupils Ride
In 3 Brand
Elias Jackson Mintz, 84, died at
the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. L.
Ledford, in Hazelwood, Saturday
afternoon after a long illness.
He was a retired farmer and had
resided in Haywood County for 50
Funeral services were held this
afternoon In the Church of God at
Hazelwood of which he was a mem
The Rev. Hugh J. Cox officiated
and burial was in Bethel Ceme
tery. Pallbearers were grandsons.
Surviving are five daughters,
Mrs. Ledford, Mrs. EldridRe
Grooms of Canton, Mrs. Walter
Grooms and Mrs. Joseph McMen
omy of Waynesville, and Mrs.
David Smith of Blllmore.
Also five sons. William R. of
Canton, John H. of Bethel, Edwin
J. of Biltmore, Rufus of Hazelwood,
and James R. Mintz of Waynesville;
54 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren,
and one great great great
Arrangements were under the
direction of Crawford Funeral
500 Attend Haywood Mh
Meeting Mere Saturday
Miss Patricia Harris of Tiquisate,
Guatamala, arrived Friday to spend
the coming school year as the guest
of Miss Louise Leach at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Leach, at Lake Junaluska. Miss
Harris and Miss Leach were class
mates in the preparatory depart
ment of Virginia Intermont College
at Bristol, Va., last year.
In Thefts Of
Four boys, ranging from 12 to
14 years of age, were arrested last
week in the theft of eight automo
biles during the last four to five
Haywood Juvenile Court Judge
Hugh Leatherwood, in a hearing
Friday afternoon placed two of the
youths on probation until they are
16 years of age.
The two others, already under
probation from Jackson county,
were remanded for final action to
the Jackson Superior Court clerk.
The latter two had been placed
on the earlier probation condition
for an alleged theft attempt at the
air strip near Sylva last winter.
The youths were taken Thursday
night following an investigation
growing out of an auto accident
Wednesday night on the. Aliens
Creek road, when one of the cars
stolen ran off the highway into a
Mr. Leatherwood, describing all
the boys as "members of nice
families," said after the hearing
that the youngsters apparently
were just bored, had nothing to do,
and were looking for excitement
when they decided to take the
Waynesville policemen recovered
one of the two autos stolen Thurs
day night even before the owner,
Jack Rogers, knew his car was
All the youths pleaded guilty
after they were arrested, and ad
mitted the thefts of the eight cars.
GENERAL II A RLE Y B. FERGUSON was caught by the staff
photographer as he casually studied a map of Haywood County
in the Mountaineer office. General -Ferguson, a native of Waynes- ,
ville, is now a resident of Washington.'. Although retired, he Is still 'f
frequently consulted on major engineering problems. In 1932 he
was assigned the task of inaugurating the Mississippi Flood Con
trol program. He successfully carried out the program from .1932
to 1939 at a cost of approximately $350,000,000. He often tells the
story of getting the Idea of straightening the Mississippi and deep
ening the channel from seeing farmers plow In Ruccoon Creek just
below town when he was a school boy. (Staff Photo).
Five Injured When Auto,
Truck Collide Near Here
Drive Slow In
Police Chief Orville Noland
alerted motorists to the fact that
they would have to be particular
ly careful of their driving, now
that school has started again.
He reminded drivers that the
speed limit In the school zones
Is 20 miles an hour.
"Everyone found driving fast
through school zones," he declar
ed, "will be brought to court."
"Our officers are watching the
school zones very carefully now
and are constantly on the look
out for fast drivers."
Monday Aug. 28-Partly cloudy,
"formed rather aL
5 Tuesdav- u,.M...j
'cial Waynesville tempera-
i M t is
. fR 78 52 .07
, . ....... 79 56 , ....
' - 80 58 , .03
- Members of the Haywood Elec
tric Cooperative in their busy an
nual meeting here Saturday heard
bright reports of progress in rural
electrification and elected 11 di
rectors and officers for lasu-ni.
Carter Osborne of Haywood was
re-elected president, and director
for Waynesville and Clyde.
Other officers named were; A.
W Ferguson, re-elected vice-president,
and director for Crabtree and
Fines Creek; Ira Cogburn, re-elected
secretary-treasurer, and director
for East Fork; Bunker Brown, di
rector for Pigeon and Cecil; James
T Smith, director for Beaverdam;
?! W London and H. W. Davis,
directors for Buncombe.
Roy B. Medford, director for
Iron Duff; and J. W. Fisher, , direc
tor for Macon county, and Rabun
county, Georgia; Blaine Nicholson,
Jackson director; and Dan Reid,
Approximately 500 Co-op mem
bers and their jam.urs
the day long session which also
featured exhibits of the latest in
modern electric ' home and farm
R. M. Billhimer, assistant re
gional head of the federal REA's
applications and loans division, was
the featured speaker.
In the Haywood REA's essay
contest, the first prize of a $25
savings bond was awarded to Dan
iel Morgan of Buncombe county.
Boyd Fisher of Hyder Mountain,
placed second and was presented
with a floor lamp,
Thad Medford of Iron Duff won
third place, and was awarded a
Named for honorable mention,
with a prize of a table lamp for
each, were Joyce Lee Croom, Way
nesville, Route 2; Jeanne Lindon,
ren, Candler; Wayne Finger, Way
nesville Rout 2; Jeanne Lindon,
Candler; Madia Heatherly, Cruso;
Joan Cable, Highlands; and Betty
Jean Shipman, Canton Route 3.
Officials also presented approxi-
(See REA Page 6)
CALDWELL IN HOSPITAL
Hub Caldwell of Jonathan Creek,
is in the hospital receiving treat
ment for spinal injuries sustained
when he fell from a horse.
Five people were Injured at 9:4!"
a. m. today when a car and a truck
collided near the Little Rock Ser
vice Station on the Asheville high
way about a mile east of Waynes
ville. The Injured:
Mrs. Eileen Inman, 18, of Way
nesville, broken left leg, head lac
Howard Cooper, 43, Lake Juna
luska, broken leg, possible hip
Elijah Barker, 32, back injury.
Posey Revis, 17, Canton, scalp
wound (released after treatment).
Willie Page, about 25, Hazel
wood, scratches, scliock, admitted
to Haywood Hospital.
Mrs. Inman and Mr. Cooper were
sent to an Asheville hospital for
further treatment after an exami
nation at Haywood County Hospital.
Hcvls Jess, 5(i, of Cnton,
father of Posey, and Fred McCoy,
were released after an examination
showed no injuries.
The Revis', Mr. Barker, and Mr.
(See 5 Hurt Page 6)
Haywood County's district
schools opened their doors this
morning for the first time since
last Spring to welcome some 6,300
studei ts as the new term began.
Other pupils still had another
week of vacation left.
St. John's of Waynesville and
the town schools of Canton won't
open till September 5, day after
Labor Day. .
The Negro grammar grade stu
dents of Waynesville still were un
certain as to whether classes would
start for them today or In another
The Haywood Board of Education
was waiting this morning for a final
State Board decision on their ap
peal from the order consolidating
the Waynesville colored element
ary school with Reynolds School In
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer said the probability
was that the colored grade school
here would start at Reynolds next
Both teachers of the school here
were alloted to Reynolds when the
consolidation order was issued
earlier this year.
During the last school term, 58
pupils attended the classes ranging
from the first through the sixth
grades at the Pigeon Street School.
The state authorities decided tha
school was too small, and ordered
Reynolds, completed In 1948, was
prepared for the extra population:
the construction had anticipated
the Influx of extra students, pro
vided more classrooms than Im
mediate demands bad caUrd for.
Many in 'the -rural ehlldren rod
to their first classes In brand new
Last week, the State sent three
1950 model Fords, with a seating
capacity of 60 students each, to the
county to replace as many 1940
modeis. The new ones have stand
ing room also for 20 more.
In the future, the school system
will receive three more new buses,
bringing the total Haywood fleet
to 32 for the 1950-51 school year.
Last year, the state replaced
three of the 1939 models with as
many new buses, and this year is
starting to replace the 1940 s and
The children found the new
buses equipped with front-facing
seats, more comfortable than the
old models, In which the seats were
fixed to the sides so that the pas
sengers faced each other.
The new ones also are equipped
with built-in heaters to protect the
(See Schools Page 6)
Miss Barbara Brown has return
ed to her horn in Daytona Beach
after a visit to her cousins, Misses
Anne and Nancy Bischoff.
Program At Junaluska
Is Nearing A Climax
CARTER OSBORNE was re
elected president and a director
of the Haywood Electric Mem
bership Cooperative at the or
ganization's annual meeting here
The Rev. Dr. Dawson Bryan, of
Nashville, Tennessee, noted church
man in the field of evangelism and
a connectional of the national
Board of Evangelism of The Metho
dist Church, was " the featured
preacher Sunday morning at the
Lake Junaluska Assembly.
Speaking on "Why 1 Believe In
Immortality," from the text in
John 14, Dr. Bryan said; "There
is no mathematical proof of im
mortality no one has even seen
anyone return from the dead. But
the assurance of immortality is as
real as the love of a mother.
Science has discovered that there is
no loss of any physical substance.
Matter is never destroyed only
"If God will never destroy ar.y
physical substance; it is incredible
Missing In Action
personality. Instead, God assures
us that a human soul lives forever.
Every desire we possess may bs I
satisfied: hunger, desire for friends,
except the desire to keep on living.
God surely wil perpetuate the
greatest of our desires.
"Jesus believed in life, and as
sured us that life beyond this earth
is a reality, 'I go to prepare a
place for you."' ' ' '
"No conviction Is greater or more
comforting than the practically
universal desire for life everlast
ing and to those who believe In
Christ It is a reality."
Announced speakers for August
28-31, when a Bible Conference
will mark the closing event of the
1950 season, are: Dr. Andrew H.
Blackwood, of Princeton Univer
sity; Bishop Paul B. Kern, Nash
ville. Tennessee; and Dr. W. G.
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Still Has Kopo
A letter from the Army's adjutant-general
last week kept up
Mrs. Eugene Wright's hopes that
her soldier son would be found
Charles B. Wilson, of Waynes
ville, known as "Buddy'' Wright,
was reported missing in action
since July 29 while serving on 'the
South Korean front with the 24th
Adjutant General Edward F.
Witsell explained in his letter that
"experience has shown that many
persons reported missing in action
are subsequently reported as re
turned to duty or being hospitalized
The letter also said that addi
tional information would be for
warded - without delay to Mrs.
Wright as soon as it was received.
to think he will destroy human Chanter, of Drew University
PFC. CHARLES B. WILSON. 18-year-old
Waynesville boy more
familiarly known as "Buddy"
Wright, has been reported as
missing in action in Korea since
July 29. The son of Mrs. Eugenia .
Wright, he was serving as a rifle
man with the 24th Infantry Division.
Injured .... 26
Killed . . . 6
(This Information com
piled from Records ot
StaU Highway Patrol)