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The Waynesville Mountaineer!-,
The trouble with people
ho drink like camels is that
they dont drink what the
! camels do.
Lciated Press carried a
fently ol high school
vl,n apparently muugni
jhi in anyone's mind
filled out his registration
Orel riav of school.
l;e his name and address.
-fie blank calling lor nis
names, the boy wrote,
L $50, " smirked the ccle-
his friend, as both weaved
,! hv a lamp post, "that
h climb up the beam of
snorted the friend with
lg look. "I know better'n
as I get up to the top,
rn the light off.
Ldy Sot results practically
nelv from the want ad he
in The Mountaineer last
h' hp eaverusea a uve-
lit' rocker spaniel for sale
night after the paper was
d. his phone began ring-
people phoned on an aver-
Ine an hour.
loung lady pooch now is
used to her new home In
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Tark
63th YEAR NO. 79 8 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON. OCTOBER 2, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiet
Music Council Completes Plans For Opening Band Building Thursday
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Draft Board Gets Call To
Send 61 Hen In October
Haywood county must send 61 1
men to Charlotte October 12 for'
Mrs. Roy Campbell, clerk of the
Haywood Selective Service Board,
said today htls was the draft quota
set for the county by state hoad-uuiirlcrs.
Last month 52 men took the ex
aminations, and 23 passed.
The successful men are now
a ailing their orders to report for
The men in the October quota
will leave here by bus and return
following their examinations.
raiiipbell. Senior, says, with
in check, that he is going to
bear hunting and raising
because he don't seem to
lit for them, anyway.
Mountaineer, for instance,
p president of the Waynes
Id and Gun Club was Tom
kmnbell. Junior. Is president
tub. but not the Rod and
lub. Tom, Junior, Is presi
de Haywood County Wild-
president of the 'Rod and
lub is Tom, SENIOR.
lother dav. the mail brought
Station to exhibit flowers at
lerokee Indian Fair. ,
Campbell, Senior, raises a
lowers, as everybody knows
Is seen the hia flower shows
tr. Western North Carolina
invitation was addressed to
L. . Campbell, Sr.. and
The eigh.'een members of the Music Students Council are shown in the new band building discussing plans for the formal opening on
Thursday 7 30-9 30 Charles Islev, director, loft, is reading plans t o the group, and lrom their expression, .the ideas pleased them. The
council is composed of four students from each of the four music g roups-concert band, military hand, chorus, and Junior hand, in addi
tion i two stuc' Mit directors-Mark Rogers (extreme right, first ro.wi and Belly Noland (second on second row, loft.. Robert Campbell.
assistant band director, is on the upper extreme left, in dark suit. (Staff Photot.
Farmers Seek Dog
As Protection To
Legislation Sought To
Banks Double 1SA,?
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;and Mrs. Charles Woodard of
Mile adopted, a kid for a
says last Thursday night.
in the Hazelwood School
' motioned their adoption
hearing the Rev, J. E.
s plea for a temporary
for the two-weeks' old baby.
their motion was immcdi-
had to admit, too. after they
S resented with the baby, that
ly was a cute kid, though
tartly what they had ben ex-
Deposits in banks are now in-
for $10,000. instead of $5,-
000, it was announced by James T.
Noland, cashier of First National
The insurance is carried by the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corpor
ation, and all costs are paid for by
the banks, and not the depositors.
The increase in coverage is made
possible largely by the excellent
safety record of banks since the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corpora
tion was formed in 1933. Mr. No
land said that not a bank had fail
ed in this state in over 10 years
and none in the nation in the past
The next step in the unheralded
campaign to revive and develop
Western North Carolina's dying
sheep industry llf b taken to
night in Asheville.
Representatives, of Haywood,
Buncombe, Jackson, Macon, Yan
cey and Milchell counties will draft
a legislative bill aimed at controll
After it is approved bv western
sheep-raisers, sportsmen and health
officials, this bill or a similar ver
sion will be introduced in the 1951
The men who will meet at Tin
gle's Restaurant in Asheville to
night form a commission which was
appointed at a meeting last Mon
(See Sheep Page 8)
sweet littlp- ears were four
f long, the tiny nubs of horns
y were beginning to appear
quite a real kid, all right,
temporary "adoption was
pplished during the Lions
Ladies Night program.
k The Drain
feral weeks ago, during the
I weather, Bennie Churcn ioia
f workers in the composing
of. The Mountaineer he was
havp 200 callnns of fuel oil
je tanks, and am all set."
IIS Work whon iha mercurV
Jlown to the chilly department,
came in all drawn up, ana
Bellow workman innuirpd as to
foubles. and Bennie said:
o oil- not a drop of the 200
f's a leaky pipe."
!nme has been out one day
a cold, hut in Ihn mpnntime
i"s found his oil settled in the
dirt around the outside of
Here Is Proving
Rotarians heard of the progress
and results of two years of research
in olivene by the Carolina Magno
vine Company, as John Giles own
er, told of unlimited pusMu.i...
here in the mineral iieiu.
The company has a lease on. B0
million tons of olivene in Jack-ion
county, and the plant nerc nas.i""
dueed' large quantities of magnes
ium oxide and epsom salts.
Mr Giles told Rotarians that the
olivene depots m this area were
among the best in the nation.
While he would not make a deli
e statement as to time, he said
Jlans ere to cven.ualh build a
large plant at liaWam just as ie
search and sales justified
Crops Look Better
Than Last Year's
Haywood county's prospects for
retaining the slate corn crown
look pretty good.
County Agent Wayne Corpenlng
said vesterdav early reports Indi
cate last year's top contenders have
rrons even better this year.
Thrsp include, defending state
champion Dwight Williams of Way
nesville, whose 141,34 bushels frc.n
a single acre set a state record;
Oral Yates, who placed second m
the county: and William Yates, who
Sixty-five Haywood men vho
know corn best are entered In the
Mr Corpening's announcement,
primarily, however, was to warn
contestants not. to cut their crop
until it has been measured offi
cially. One man last, year grow a crop
(See Corn I'aite 8)
Excavations have been complet
ed, and work is being pushed on
the' l.SOO-square foot expansion of
Ray's Super Market on Church
The new addition will dc 30 feel
depD and 48 feet wide, according
to J. W. Ray, an official of the firm.
A basement will be part of the
new addition, with about 1,500 feet
of floor space added to the firm.
Mr. Ray said that John Norris
was doing the work, and tentative
plans called for completion within
In observance of their 10th an
niversary, the Waynesvllle baud Is
getting a home of their own a
buildinu specially made to their
needs in every detail.
The former gym has been con
verted into a modern band build
ing, and on Thursday night the
band committee, together with
mertibers of the bands, will stage
'iPHcu . hou:s(i,', lor alLiricndLs and
The Garden Ciu: will decorate
the building, and serve refresh
mentsThe doors wilt open at 7:30,
and the public is invited.
The brick building, (0 by 80 feet,
has a four-tier stage together with
a director's office, two practice
rooms, library, and rooms for stor
age of uniforms, and instruments.
The practice rooms can be used
for dressing rooms when needed.
The building has its own heat
ing plant, and modern lighting
throughout. Acoustical tile ceilings,
and heavy drapes over the win
dows help regulate the tones of
(See Band Pase 8)
The workmen were packing their
loots away after finishing one Job
at the Wavnesvlllu Town reservoir
when the town government started
advertising for bids today to start
The job completed last weekend
was the waterproofing and repair
ing of the outside of the 40-yenr-old
The bids being advertised arc for
the waterproofing of the inside and
When the interior Job is finish
ed, the Job foreman said last week,
the reservoir will be good for 40
to 50 more years without any fur
iher ma lor overhauling necessary.
Town Manager said the Interior
Job woujd cost substantially more
than the exterior project, which
was done for $3,875.
But. he explained, there Is more
The exterior work involved, fund
amentally, plugging the holes in
the outside walls,
The interior Job will necessitate
work on the Inside walls and the
Mr. Ferguson said the town of
ficials hoped the bids would be
filed in time to be opened at the.
aldermen's regular meeting Thurs-
. .-' "N. .y,..- :
Th. lTsiiinulion of Joe Cllne as
iisslsliml count v agent was an
nounced jointly today by County
Agent Wayne Corpenlng and
George A. Brown, Jr., chairmen
of the Hoard ol Haywood County
Commissioner;!. The resignation
became effective today. Mr. Cline
left to join the stall of the L and
B Hardware Company of Hazel
wood, (See Story On Page 8)
Haywood Democrats To
Attend District Rally
The members of Haywood coun
ty's Democratic Executive Com
mittee last Saturday voted to open
General Election campaign head
quarters October 21 at State Senator-nominate
Main Street law office.
Harmony marked this first meet
ing since the State Democratic run
off Primary of last June.
Speakers stressed the vital nec
essity of unity within the party to
assure victory in the November
election, but these brief comments
took a backseat as the members of
the committee plunged as a team
into the work of going over cam
They discussed' possible speakers
for I he campaign rallies which
will be held .prior to the election,
and the organizations within the
To Party Rally
A motorcade of Haywood County
Democrat will head for Svlva and
the party's Congressional District
Rally at 1 p. m Tuesday.
The motorcade, with the cars
bearing signs and streamers, will
form at the Haywood County Court
House at 1 p. m.
Charles B. McCrary of Fin vs
Creek, chairman of the county
Democratic executive committee,
urged ail Democrats who can pos
(See Motorcade Page 8)
To File Petitions
A petition for an election on an
$80,000 bond issue to finance a
Waynesvllle recreation center will
be submitted to the town's board
of aldermen Thursday afternoon.
Representatives of the Waynes
vllle Lions Club and Junior Cham.
her of Comerce will present the
petition, bearing the signatures of
more than 70O qualified voters, at
the regular meeting of the board.
Town Manager Grayden Fergu
son said the meeting probably
would open at about 4 p.m.
Committeemen of the two civic
organizations have been contacting
Waynesville citizens for a month,
seeking signatures for the petition
The petition asks, simply, that
th aldermen provide for a special
election to let the voters decide
whether they want the town to is
sue the bonds for that 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
tenter established here.
To Garage Next To
Wavnesville's fire and rxilir rlc
paitnient will have their own pri
vate headquarters In few weeks.
Contractor Ben Sloan's men art
working remodelling the town gar
age into a tun-sue lire aepanmeni.
Town Manacer Gravden Fergu
son said today the new fire house
will house both the town's trucks,
which now occupy a section of
The space now occupied bv the
f lrt trucks will be rem ode lied and
cenverted Into a police court room
and office for the police Judge.
The shed that provides an exten
sion of the police headquarters to
the rear win be torn down to make
space for the new fire truck drive
way opening left by the rnzlna of
that structure will be sealed off.
Office equipment nd furnitura
will be installed when the heavy
work on the old fire truck space la
The garage will get a new ceiling
reinforced with steel, and a door
will be made in Hie side of the
building to connect with the new
driveway circling to the rear of thq
This will give the fire trucks s
separate entrance off the street.
with the exit facing on Main Street.
Last Friday, workmen were busy
with some archaeological work,
digging up a relic of a bygone past.
That was the gasoline tank, bur
led under the floor of the garage,
a souvenir from the days when
service station and auto repair
shop did a thriving business in the
building more than 15 years ago.
The men worked gingerly with
pick and; snovel In the fumes of
mingled gasoline and stagnant wat
er that still sloshed In the burled
The little gasoline that remained
in the tank presented no problem,
however, beyond its odor.
Its years of mingling with stag
nant water had made it fireproof.
This is the second major remod
elling job which has marked the
face-lifting of the old building.
A few years ago, the front of the
building was remodelled.
The fire truck's new garage also
will have a new face. A huge electrically-operated
door that can be
raised and lowered in a matter of
seconds will be installed in the
front of the building,
Mr. Ferguson said the total co;t
of the work would run between
$4,000 and $5,000.
4,000 Visit Exhibits At
2nd Pigeon Valley Fair
Merchants Set Up Plans For Tobacco Harvest Festival
'Wldav. Ont 1 D.rtlti rlnndv
Monday and Tuesday.
r-'udi Waynesville tempera
f recorded by the staff of the
The colorful second annual
Pigeon Vallev Fair attracted more
than 4.000 visitors before it closed
Saturday. . ,
M C Nix Bethel tngn ocwhm
vocational agriculture teacher and
Fair director, described the two
dav event as ''slightly smaller in
quantity but superior m quality
to last year's.
TnP officials will meet at 1 ...0
p m. October 10 at Bethel High
School to lay the groundwork for
the 1351 Fair.
The festivities opened
night with a beauty pageant and
musical contest. . u
A capacity crowd wnicn
high school auditorium saw pretty
Miss Mildred Pitts. 16-ycar-old
student from East Pigeon, crown
ed queen of the Fair. ,
Patsy Fore represented U eM
Pigeon! Martha June Vance, Cent-
er Pigeon; Peggy Jo Grubbs, Cruso,
Reba Frady, Cecil, and Ruth Trull,
Stamey Cove, in the pageant.
Picking the prettiest girl from
this field proved a tough job for
The next day, they had one Just
as hard, but the ' order was even
They had to choose the winners
from among approximately ljuu
exhibits of the finest crops and
farm animals in the Pigeon Valley.
The first place winners In the
various departments included:
Dahlias, Mrs. D. B. Vance; cacr
tus dahlia, Mrs. D. B. Vance;
potted plant, Mrs. Pearl FLsher;
African Violets, Mrs. Cora Welch;
Pom poms, Mrs. Kate Terrell; Bas
kets, Pearl Fisher; Ferns, Mrs. Em
ma Cathey; Snapdragons, Mrs.
John Cathey; Center piece, Mrs.
(See Fair Paee 8)
v It tV "fin f - V rjr:
ri.ial nlan. havp hepn made for the annual Tobacco Harvest Festival to be Staged here Thanksgiving week. The Merchants adopted
the general plan at the dinner meeting recently, and C. J. Reece. president named committees which have started work on an elab
orate program. Shown here seated at the table, left to right; Dick Bfadley, vice president, Mrs. Gordon Schenek, secif tary, C. J. Reece.
president, and H. M. Dulin, treasurer. A partial group of members stand behind the officers. (Staff Photo).
Huge Cross In
By Church Youth
The ten-foot-high cross standing
on the old Manse McCracken pas
ture in Hazelwood was erected
September 19 by the young peop,e
of the Hazelwood Baptist church.
It was set up as a standard for
an out-door meeting place and as
a symbol that we need to be drawn
closer to God.
W. E. Coke a member of the
hiirrh and ministerial student at
Fruittand Baptist Assembly, gave
the information to clear up Mo
tions and misunderstandings ttwt
have sprung up since the cross was
"Already," he said, "someone
has defatted this cross.
"The people of the church are
upset over it. I wanted to make
clear exactly why tbCj cross was
erected and who erected it.
Alreadv. he said, someone hS
defaced it by scrawling the words,
-The Ku Klux will strike soon.
"This cross has absolutely notli
( See Cross Page 8)
Injured .... 27
Killed . ... 6
(This information com
plied from Records of
'Stat Highway Patrol)