STANDARD Pit? CO
Comt-2ro-:33 S "'irV
TODAY'S SMILE .
Income lax the penalty
(or thriving- fast.
..ins." the man announced,
,.t.nnd into the office Tues-
jidal seem .v
't- uA hailr rf t
Ur in 'ie
he explained, 5"" noi J
Loorter ran out to the truck
i ...bul rauiiousnj. ,
Sor it were twins, all
King right down mere on me
'steel bed of the truck.
, tobacco leaf had grown
i don most of its length, then
rhed out into two large tips,
arlie Grasty s son, HUliard.
ound the two-headed leaf last
. Hav while he was suckering
iobacco plants uu wc
Published Twice-A-Weck In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
65th YEAR NO. 78 20 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNKSVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 28, 1950
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Built In Haywood
Gray Takes Over At Chapel Hill
Russell Fultz found a free
. . i i i i
Ida.v present lor ner nusuanu
by reading the Mountaineer
Fulti would be 33 years old
ie jd on the classified present-
ilrs. Fulti unwiiungiy wun a
Ida.v present for her, husband,
a present for her.
Mrs. ruiiz iook mr. r mix
le Strand last night on the two
theater passes the ad had nam-
small schoolboy the other day
some of his friends a joke a
the woman who was having
this one," she told the preach
tie Dreachcr promptly chrlst-
to him Thomas,
F .... a 4 .
nd this one," the lady said
t elare, "is Jack."
fcnd no foolishness, please."
ine of the boys thought that one
the next day, he started telling
some other friends:
Y lady had two sons she wanted
hristen," he related,
fcne of them was named Tom,
the man christened him
fchen the lady looked very mad.
said, 'and this one i named
. and ..."
,t that point, the boy stopped,
led perplexed, and slowly walk-
y, scratching M' howl -
for w-a 15)-
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State Highway Report
Work Done Under
Gordon Gray (leftt, former secretary of the army, takes (Ivor at
Chapel Hill as president of the Consolidated University of North
Carolina. W. D. Carmichael, Jr., acting president and controller,
presents the new president with the seals of the three institutions
tptbe university .systvWvtfcjs n"iwifcfi ChapeJI. JU)i, IHerlh
Carolina Stale College at ftaltigh, and Woman's Colicgo. al Greens
boro. (AI Photo).
The Slate Highway Commission
has finished 109.4 miles of road im
provement in Haywood County
during the last 20 months under
the accelerated roadbuilding pro
gram. L. Dale Thrash of Asheville,
Tenth Division highway commis
sioner, has iiniHumced the follow
ing work completed on the second
ur road svstem as of September 1:
Koads .stabilized and strengthened:
White Oak, 0.9 mile; Hiverside,
0.9; Old Crablree, 0.11; Doe Os
borne, 0.5; Stamey Cove, 1; Louise
Chapel, 0.2: Thd Cathey, 0.3;
Thickeiy. 0.4; George Waynes. 0.8; i
Max Patch, 15; Kagles Ne.sl. 0 3;
Hungry Creek, 0.7; Crawford's
Creek, 2 8;
Hull Top, 0.3; Max Patch, 16;
Wesley Creek, 0.1; Amnions, 0.7;
Rhodarmer, 0.7; Noah's Chapel, 1;
Cove 'Old 2091. 1.2; McKlroy, 0.2;
Edwards Cove, 0.4; McKlroy, 0 5;
Little East Fork. 0.7; Stanley
Cove, 1; RatclifT Cove, 1.2; Pis
gah Creek, O.li;
Plotl Creek, 0 1; Hiverside, 0.1;
Sunnyside, 0.2; llurnett Cove. 0.3;
Fie Top, 0.3; Crawford. 0.4; Pan
ther Creek, 0 5; Hamphill. 0.3;
Buzzard Hoost, O.fi;
Riverside, 2.9: Hollselaw, 0.35;
White Oak. 1; Stamey Cove, 0.4;
Dix Creek, 0.6.
Roads graded and surfaced with
Tom Davis, 0.6 mile; Underpass,
0.5; Love Lane, 0.2; Leopard, 0.4;
Dob Grasty. 0.2; Four-H Club, 0.4;
Hyatt Creek Church 0.2: Raccoon
Creek, 1.4; White Oak, 0.2; Rabbit
Skin, 1.9; Bopne,, 0.2; fplcuan
Mountain, 0.3; Long 13 ranch, 0 6;
ISig Cove, 0.6; V. Arrlngton, 0.6;
Hall Top, 0.6; Hob Messer, 0.4;
(See Rouds PaRc 8)
The Dayton Rubber Company
workers s't a new Western North
Carolina record for blood dona-'
lions ycMerday. '
They contributed 129 ".pints of
lUnd to the Asheville Regional
Center when the llloodmobile made
its most recent regular visit to the
Wa nesville area. i
The visit was sponsored by the
Da ton Rubber Company employ
ics, and the volunteers were re
stricted to the firm's personnel,
Wb nesville area blood recruit
ment chairman Rudolph Carswell
reported that 140 volunteers aii
isweied the call to give blood.
Ned Tucker, Dayton personnel ,
manager, and Robert Simpson, as-,
sislant personnel manager, super
vised the work. Red Cross officials
praised the efforts of the two of-1
ficials and the spirit of the Dayton
workers particularly in the smash
ing success of the program here
Homer Kidd, administrative di
rector of the Asheville Regional
Center, was the ollicial who label
led the 12!l pints as a "new record."
The previous WNC record had
been set by the Hendi rsonville
Until then, the Waynesville area
had held the mark
In January, a new mark was set
when 101 pints of blood were do
nated by the residents here when
the llloodmobile visited the com
munity under the sponsorship ol
the Waynesville Lions Club.
Hut on the next visit, the fol
lowing March, volunteers contrib
uted 104 pints of blood on the pro
gram sponsored by the llazelwood
American Red Cross officials,
(See Dayton Pane R
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Local marine dock r or more
v " y v il '
W ILLIAM M. RKVIS of Ha.elwood, bolder ol 5 campaign ribbons
with 15 combat stars earned during his World War II service wuh
the Marines is back for more. Pictured here receiving bis orders
from Master Sgt. Ray 11. Nugluit i right ol the Marine recruiting
staff at Raleigh, Hevis has hern reappointed to the rank of private
first class and assigned to Camp Lt jeunc for duly. He worked for
Souhlern Railway prior to his re-eiilistment.
Montgomery Queen is afraid that
'haps he's been working too
Looks like I might be working
sell out of a job," Waynesvllle's
official dog catcher observed
fir: Queen took the job last
fnth when the town set up the
ition and established the dog
tmd in its intensified battle to
piinate the packs of strays that
f been roaming the streets day
JM onP time last spring, Mr
'cn had 22 guests out at the
nicipal nooch motel.
last Monday night, the only ten
Its were a lady dog and her nine
puring the past week, the dog
chers' "collections" have averag-
I Just one a day.
The only dogs that come to
f n now," he reported, "are those
f perly licensed and accompanied
their owners and this is in
FPliance with the town ordin-Ice."
.Since the ordinance took effect
jot" four months ago, more than
f unclaimed strays have been
Posed Of ho aAAoii
The ordinance nrnvirins that the
if unclaimed durine a cer-
'n period, are to be sold at auc-
n to the highest bidder.
So far, however, verv few peo-
f have bid for unclaimed dogs.
the only dogs that have been
Jaimed were some roekpr snaniels.
W were lihpratpd hv thplr own-
Stale Board Orders Hew
Survey 01 Two Schools
The State Board of Education has
ordered a new survey of the Rock
HH1 and Maggie Schools, originally
scheduled for ultimate consolida
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer said today the board's
order, which temporarily suspends
the consolidation order, was issued
at the request of his office.
The county cnucaiion omcc maoe
7 , Li! nutr in ihk week-' "C request on behalf of the resl
Army Mountain District this i nf the are.,, .munri thP two
Cadets To Visit
Salvation Army cadets from tlf
organizations itai k
Atlanta, Ga., will visit the Salvation
N'r Queen came by his most re
nt tenants when he answered
I mplaints about dogs howling out
me r'leeon Street neighborhood.
The homeless ooorh had crawled
fin house to give birth to her
PPS, . . . . .. -
Maj. Cecil Brown of Waynesville. j
the district commander, said today ,
the brigade of cadets will be under
the direction of the college's prin
cipals, Major and Mrs. Wesley
After arriving here Saturday
oornnn thpv will COndUCt t
open-air service in front of the (
Court House at 3 P. M.
Thpn thpv will bo to the Mount-
I ain District Headquarters at Maple
Springs on the Max Patch roau.
At 11 A. M. Sunday mey
conduct the services at the iviapic
Springs Citadel, and at 2:30 P. M.
will be at Shelton Laurel.
Thev will close the day wiin ser
vices at Little Creek at 7:30 P. M.
Major Brown invites everyone to
attend the various services.
Music, singing, and
will feature the programs
Thursday. SpnimK- 9"' ro
!n.ued mostly cloudy Thursday and
irway., warmer Friday. possibly
r-'rea showeri Friday. -
"Hicial Wavnaouillo linnsra,
f r s recorded by the staff of the
i 78 .
Mrs. J. W. Killian left, Saturday
for Stark, Florida, where sue was
called on account of the illness of
her brother, Joe Truby.
Mr. Messer quoled Maggie
spokesmen who made the request
as saying that the Maggie School
should be retained as a separate
They pointed out that this was
warranted in consideration of the
jteadv growth and development of
Magsic as a community.
The State Board, acting on the
recommendations of a state school
survey committee which surveyed
Ihc county last spring, originally
Iliad ordered the consolidation of
.the Maggie and Rock Hill schools
i "when funds became available to
' finance the construction of a new
j school building."
The survey committee had re
' ported, in effect, that the consoli-
preaching datioii should be made because
each of the two schools were too
small to support the increased stu
In the current term, 185 pupils
are attending classes at the Maggie
(See Survey-Pase 8)
Representatives of II a y w o o d
County teachers and other state
employee groups last Monday night
went on record with their endorse
ment of two proposed amendmnts
to the state constitution.
The amendments, which would
safeguard the state employees' and
teachers' retirement funds a:ul
would raise the pay of slate legis
lators. will be put to the vote of
North Carolina's citizens In tht
November General Election.
The meeting was called to dis
cuss plans for the promotion of the
two constitutional proposals
The representatives of the local
unit of the North Carolina Educa
tion Association, the State High
way Department, and the State
Employment Service made prelimi
nary plans for publicity and local
promotion to gain approval of the
Committees will be appointed
later to carry out these plans.
Stanley Livingston, Clyde School
principal, presided over the
Much Soot, Little
Fire In Blaze
There was a lot of soot but lit-1
tie fire when the Wa nesville uie
men reached the Laudcrcllc on De-,
pot Street yesterday
Fire Chief Clem l ll.geralit re-
ported the automatic oil beam j
backfired, setting some pieces oi
lint ablaze, and shooting some soot j
"No damage." he said.
Merchants Begin Vork
Lions, JayCecs To
Submit Request For
$80,000 Bond Vote
The Waynesville Board of Alder
men will be petitioned formally
next Thursday to set a special
I municipal election to decide on an
: $80,000 bond issue for financing the
establishment of a town recrea
! tion center and swimming pool,
1 The petition, (tearing the signa
tures of more than 700 Waynes?
ville cUizens. will ho presented by
representatives of the Waynesville
Lions Club and Junior Chamber of
The Thursday session will lie the
next regular gathering of the town
Chairman Francis Massie of the
Lions Club's special rerreation cen
ter committee, revealed the plans
today for filing the petition form
ally. Committeemen of the two civic
organizations have been contacting
I Waynesville citizens for a month,'
i seeking signatures for the petition
Mr. Massie said the paper has'
i been signed by some of the towifs
1 leading taxpayers,
i The petition aks, simply, that
the aldermen provide for a special
j election to let the voters decido
whether thev want the town to is
i sue the bonds for thai purpose.
The drawing up and circulation
of the petition followed nearly two
years of study and conferences by
Lions Club officials, while the
members of the Junior Chamber
were working out a parallel pro
ject. Both clubs decided to join forces
in their efforts to get a recreation
cenlvr established here,
On Tobacco Festival
For late In November
Association To j
Meet In Clyde j
The Haywood County Ministerial
Association wil bold its monthly
meeting at the Clyde Methodist
Church on Monday, October 2, at
12:30 p. m
The ladies of the church will
Attention is called to the place of
the meeting since it was changed
from Long's Chapel at Junaluska.
All members are expected to at
tend. DR. STRINGIHXI) IMPROVING
Dr. Tool StringCield, who
been confined to his home
meet-1 week on accouni ot inncss, is
ting along nicely.
Lake Logan Man
In Truck Accident
j John N. Hlnes, 73-year-old Luke
j Logan Road resident, suffered a
(cashed face Tuesday morning when
his jeep was struck by the bed of
j a fuel delivery truck,
i State Highway Patrolman Joe
Min i ill reported that the accident
I happened between pigeon Gap and f
Beilicl on Highway 276.
lie said the truck, driven by
William Lafayette Moody, 31, of
Howell Mill Road, Waynesville,
struck the rear end of the jeep as
it vas passing the smaller vehicle
w hii h had parked to let out a pas
senger. Moody escaped injury in the ac
cident. Mr. Hines returned home after
he was treated at a physician's of
fice. The truck was delivering gasoline
and motor oil to Bethel when the
acrid' nt occurred.
The patrolman estimated the
total damage to both vehicles as ap
! proximately $200.
1950 WNC Tourist Business
Best Since Before War
Huge Crowds Attending
Crop -Livestock Exhibit
More than 6.000 persons Willi ton; Claude Irantham; Claude
have visited the Crop and Livestock; Caldwell.
Exhibit by six o'clock this after-1 Stayman winesap-Guy Arring
noon at the High School, it was j ton; Joe Boone; Richard Boone,
nctlmaterl at noon hv John H. 1 Red winesap No iirst; .Joe
I WNC AC Meeting
! Set For Canton
The directors of the Western;
North Carolina Tourist Association
yesterday painted a bright picture
of the 1950 Western North Caro
lina tourist season, calling U me
best since before the war.
They also re-elected all their
principal officers at their fall meet
ing at the State Parks Commis
The individual directors report
ed on the business picture in their
These reports were assembled
to give an overall picture for the
region's business. .
There were no reports on the
business done by individual tourist
facilities. , , .
The WNCTA attributed this
increased prosperity to; the wide
spread pre-season advertising and
publicity broadcast by the cham
bers of commerce in individual
Western North Carolina towns and
cities, the work of the State Ad
vertising Division, the newspapers
of the region, and the WNCTA it
And to the Cherokee drama "Un
to These Hills," which closed its
inaugural season last Labor Day.
The directors re-elected:
James B. Myers of Bryson City,
president; and Paul Hyatt of
Elected to the Association's exec
utive committee were Mrs. J. B.
Tweed, Madison county director,
M. L. Taft, the new director for
Asheville and Buncombe County,
(See Tourist Page 8)
Nesbitt, advisor in charge.
The exhibit opened Wednesday
morning, and will be open until
after six o'clock this afternoon.
The quality of the exhibits are
much better than last year, Mr.
Nesbitt said, and the interest of
the public indicates a deeper ap
preciation of the efforts of those
staging the exhibits the FFA, '4-H
Club, Future Homemakers, and
Veterans Farmer Training groups.
James Richard Boone is president,
and Henry Caldwell, vice-president;
Joseph L. Boone, secretary-treasurer,
and Mr. Nesbitt advisor.
Prizes for the exhibits were
ribbons and no cash prizes were
The prize winners, as listed by
the judges are as follows, with the
first named winner of first place;
second is second place winner, and
third is third winner:
Starkes double red Roy Arring-
Boone; Iiillie Frady.
York Imperial -No first; Joe
Boone and no third.
Winter Banana Claude Cald-
iwell; Guy Arington; Howard Rich.
Striped Rome Richard Frank
lin: Joe Boone; Guy Arrlngton.
Double Red Stayman Claude
jTrantham; Bill McCracken; Wiili-
Striped Ben Davis Joe Boone;
Gerald Sisk: Billy Frady.
Black Ben Davis Gerald Sisk;
Joe" Boone; Billy Frady.
Double Red Rome Ann Mc
Cracken; Joe Boone and Richard
,Golden Delicious Francis M.
Fie; Claude M. Fie; Richard .Frank
Red Delicious Roy Arington;
Francis M. Fie and Richard Frank
lin BonumWoe Boone; no second
j (See Exhibit Page 8)
Haywood County civic leaders
are being invited to attend the
quarterly meeting of the Western
North Carolina Association Com
munities scheduled for Canton Oct.
Plans will be made then for next
year's tourist business and other
matters concerning the 11-county
area the WNCAC serves.
The initial machinery was set
into motion here Tuesday night by
the Merchants Association for the
annual Tobacco Harvest Festival
lute In November, and an elaborate
Christmas Festival to begin the day
the Tobacco event closes.
The merchants, holding a dinner
meeting on Tuesday, adopted the
proposed program as presented by
a committee composed of Charles
E. llav, W Hugh Massie and II. M.
Dulin, working together with
The general outline of the pro
posal is that a live-day program,
similar in ,cope as previous years,;
be staged Thanksgiving week, cli-j
maxing with the crowning of the
Queen on Saturday night, and also
witnessing the arrival of Santa1
C'laus to open Hie Christmas Fes-j
C. J Recce, president of the or-'
ganization, named committees for;
both event.-., and asked that the
groups begin active work imme
diately. A budget of $2,1)00 was adopted
for the tobacco festival, with a
special committee named to sub
mit a budget for the Christmas
The Tobacco Harvest Festival
commun es are:
General Committee - Wav ne
Corpening, Chairm.; Charles Ray.
Hugh Massie, Dave Felmet, J. II.
Finance Committee -J. W. Ray.
Chrm.; W. A. Bradley, T G. Mas
sie, David I nderuood, .loo DavK
Publicity Comuiiltte - - Curtis
Russ, Chrm : llarley Wriuht, .1 II
Childress, Don Matney, Harry
Arrangement and Equipment
Committee -Ed Sims. Clinu.; Roy
(Sec f estival Page HI
Baptists Buy Parsonage
Under Expansion Plan
As part of an expansion program
inaugurated several years ago, the
congregation of the First Baptist
church have1 voted to purchase the
home of Dr. and Mrs. N. F. Lan
caster on Central Avenue for a
The B-room house which adjoins
the church and has served as a
parsonage for many years is being
converted into Sunday School class
rooms. The expansion Was necessitated
by' the steady and continued
growth of the Sunday School, un
der the direction of Frank Kirkpat
The church in conference on
Monday night heard the Rev.
Broadus E Wall, whom they have
called as pastor, explain his pro
posed program. The heads of the
various departments of the church
gave reports as to their needs and
plans for expanding the work.
Rev and Mrs. Wall plan to move
here from. Chester as soon. as the!
newly acquired parsonage is avail
The plans of converting the par-
sonage into classiooms has been'
discussed by officials of the church
for several years. The additional ,
classrooms will he put into use
Nearlv 50 per rent of Haywood
County's first draftees in the cur
rent emergency passed their pre
inductton examinations last week
This is well above (lie state aver
age to date.
The Haywood County Selective
Service Board today reported 25
of the 52 men who were sent to
Charlotte passed their exams.
The 27 who did not pass were re
classified as 4-F by the Board when
it met last Tuesday in Selective
Service headquarters at the Hay
wood County Court House.
Mrs. Roy Campbell, draft board
clerk, said the men who passed
will remain at home until the or
ders are received for their induc
,tion. She said that these orders had
not been received so far and that
the specific date on which they
would be issued was not known
The men who passed their exami
1 nations were: Charles Ray Caddis,
Waynesville; James A. Gillett,
Clyde: Charles S Chambers. Wav
nesville: Billy M. Ferguson, Clyde;
John Hay Hyers, Canton;
George Jerome Bradley, Maggie;
Charles C Devlin, Canton; Joe L.
Worley. Canton: Truett W. Med
foid. Waynesville. Jack G. Brook
shire. Canton: Angus W. Wnrlev.
Canton: D. C Jenkins. Cove Creek:
Hubert Pressley. Canton; O. L.
Smathers, Canton; Enloe F. Schul
Charles A. Ferguson. Clyde; Jack
Douglas Hipps. llazelwood: Hugh
Allen. Canton: Ishmaci W. Parton.
llazelwood: Nathaniel Lowry, Can
urn G.radv Samuel Birchfield. Can
ton Hubert Eugene Ingle, .Canton;
Bruce A Briags. Waynesville; FcU
ward Wheeler, Waynesville;. Billy
VoL'ene Smith. Canton.
Injured .... 27
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)