Mur a wus's aaabitloa to
to b able U afford to speiwl
what he's already spendlnf.
V;-.t nerson died In the
'ndavs in the Waynesville
Wvnesville funeral homes
L. hv had not received a
n in that entire period.
L death which occurred in
I took an elderly man at
.1 hnsDIiai inn hi n
I November 9.
j same time, death's holi
. nr. bis gain:
Ls were born during that
Lt the Haywood County
wrinkle developed In the
here in WaynesvUle, too.
Lcessory which cost abso
lothing to install was in
fwhen a South Carolina
1 gazing at the Armistice
he drove down Main
judged a small truck, which
led in from of mm.
neat crease in
young automobile right
erc the radiator cap would
L if there had been one.
h the "new look" was in-
quite inaaverienuy ana
charge, the Lincoln owner
nuiip nut out about the
ably because he'd have to
to have the new wrinnie
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. 92 16 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 16, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countia
Lone Bid On
The Haywood Electric Member
ship Corporation late today reject
ee: the lone bid submitted for work
on the proposed new headquarters
and warehouse building.
Manager R. C. Sheffield explain
ed the action was taken because
the bid was the only one received
on the project.
lie said the matter was deferred
until "a more favorable time".
Bids, however, were opened on
a project to provide two-way radios
in REA headquarters and the sev
en service trucks.
The REA board was scheduled
to consider these bids early this
' Ready For Sales
kned by L. E. Sims of
iville has completed a 359-
duction test in official Herd
Jcow is Lakeside Vale Im-
I America, at Brattleboro,
(it, gave this information in
(made public this week,
eport said the cow produc-
i pounds of butterfat and
.pounds of milk during the
-a milkpri tulep a dav lin-
i testing, which was super
fe N. G. State College in co
inn with the Holsteln-Fries-iociation.
J was five years and one
fold when she began her test-
0. D. Massie, Of
Cruso, Died Early
Funeral services will he held
Friday at 2:30 at the home for
Olus D. Massie, well known mer
chant of Cruso. Mr. Massie (lied
at two o'clock Thursday morning
in the Western North Carolina
Sanitorium, Black Mountain, after
a lingering illness.
Rev. Oder F. Burnett and Rev.
H. P. Hicks will conduct the fune
ral services, with nephews acting
fas pallbearers and nieces as flower
girls. Burial will be in the Bethel
The body will be returned to the
home late Thursday afternoon.
He- is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Laura Massie, four daughter,
Mr. Baynefcef souto 2 .Canton.
Miss 'Geneva Massie of C-reensboro
College, Mrs. O. C. Sm.'.thers, Jr.
(See Massie rase a)
. x " I'm .
X. i.fi s j.X
MRS. R. C. LANK, chairman of
TH seals again this year, said this
morning that the campaign Is
"all set to go" this week-end.
TB Seals To
Go On Sale
! This Weekend
les F. Hyatt, 23-year-old son
and Mrs H S Hatt of
fsville, is serving In Jnpan as
fgn in the U. S. Navy,
iember of the Naval Reserve,
Jinvembcr 8 while he was
)ng a six-weeks' leave from
lerchant Marine at his par
r reporting for duty at San
sco, Ensign Hyatt was as
I to Japan for duty aboard
fas a case of simply changing
jrns and going back where he
DSt come from
Ving as a ship's officer aboard
It t'l.l r 1 - -1 t-
j'cu oiai.es J.ines vessel, nc
1st returned from troop trans-
luiy to Korea and Japan when
CeivPrl hie Mo.r nrlarl
tr graduating from Waynes-
.Townshln nioli Srhnnl be
r " " '
10 sea anil In ihm npxt five
Circled the globe twice, seeing
gn countries in the process.
3noH iv. XT ... i aa
wic new jcacivc
Ppman in 1945, and was com
jned an ensign two years
Town workmen are laying the
foundation for the paving of Wall
Street, behind Main.
Town Manager Grayden Fergu
son said this week they were sched
uled to complete this phase of the
work in a few days.
After that, he said, the Allison
Construction Company would start
the final black-topping work.
Thp street is scheduled to he
paved completely in about a week.
The actual wark of preparing the
street started last summer when
workers began preparing a fill to
The annual Tuberculosis relief
campaign in the WaynesvUle area
will open Monday."
Mrs. Alma McCracken, Waynes
vUle area general campaign chair
man, said today the final arrange
ments were almost complete.
One of the final arrangements
will take place tomorrow night.
This will be a "folding party" In
the commissioner's room of the
Haywood County Court House,
starting at eight o'clock.
Mrs. McCracken explained that
the letters of solicitation for funds
for TB relief would be folded and
put in envelopes for mailing d
She said anyone can come t.i this
party, and everyone will be wel
come All this week, the students of
the CraWree-lron Duff High School
typing class have been typing the
letters which will go out to pros-
Mrs. R. C. Lane of Lake Juna
i luska heads the seal sales committee.
The receipts from the campaign
will help finance the operation if
an X-ray machine at the Haywood
County Health Department.
A mountain of work will con
front officers Monday morning
when the two-week Novembr crlm
liial term of Haywood Superior
The trial docket shows more
than 100 cases.
As usual, the bulk of them com
prise drunken driving and non
Forty-three cases Involve charges
of driving while under the innu
ence. and 34 warrants cite defend
ants for abandonment, non-support
For the 15th year, the docket Is
blank of capital felonies.
Anions the few serious matters
which will face the jury and Judge
J. W. Plena of Marino are the srnea
uled trials of two men on man
slaughter charges arising from fat
al highway accidents.
One arose from the death of a
oh.uiihnv nn the Dell wood road a
Th nthi-r grew out of the
deaths of a woman and her 12-year-old
daughter who were struck by a
car on Highway 276 ai Cruso the
night of August 3,
This term of court will be the
last in official capacity for Superior
Court Clerk Hugh Lcatherwood.
Mr. Leatherwood ti stepping out
(See Court Paje 8)
Haywood Men Experts At Picking Good Tobacco
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'Now this Is good burley," Lawrence Walker, left, tells John Rogers on the right, as the two vet
eran tobacco growers look over some of the 1950 crop. Mr. Walker, 83, has been growing tobacco
since he was 15 vears old. Mr. Rogers said he started at the age of 10. Both of the men grew flue
cured until about 40 vears ago. These two attended the grading schools conducted in the county this
week. (Staff I'hotoK
10,000 Tax Notices
Mailed By County
Approximately 10,000 county
1950 tax notice have been mail
ed from the Haywood County lax
The office staff has been work
ing for several weeks on the big
job of typing and addressing the
This year's notice carries de
linquent amounts and penalty for
the past two years In addition to
the current taxes.
Sebe Bryson Is tax collector.
Glenn Brown Fourth Annual Tobacco
Named ydc Harvest Festival Will
rresiaeni M i . n isi..i..
uei unaeroay un luesuay
SPCA TO MEET
Waynesville chanter of the
3' for the Prevention of
lv n A -i.nT- ...111 i at
f M. Monday at the Chamber
session was called by the
,M. R. Williamson, Chapter
lpnt, this week.
First Haywood Draftees
Since '49 To Go Friday
Tha ronerecation of the First
Baptist church approved a budget i
of $3 1,378 fori Onl.
included in the budget is ani,u
fnr thp building fund, and the re
mainder for local expenses and
missions. A substantial increase
was made in the mission fund.
This is the largest budget ever
made by the church.
The first Haywood County men
to be inducted since the outbreak
of the war In Korea will leave here
early Friday morning for Charlotte.
Mrs. Roy Campbell, clerk of Hay
wood County Selective Service
Board Number 1, said today the 24
vi.nnB men in the contingent will
leave from the Haywood County
rmirt House at 7 a.m.
They will make up the first group
in hp drafted in nearly two years
Hardy Richard Stinnett of Clyde
has been selected as leader, and
Joe Francis Christopher of Hazel
wood, assistant leader, for the trip.
The last group of draftees from
this county entered service In Janu
All of the 24 scheduled to leave
FrlHav morning are non-veteran
bachelors ranging between 22 and
26 years of age.
For the long trip to Charlotte,
women of the Waynesville Veter
ans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will
fortify htcm with hot coffee and
doughnuts before they board the
Mrs. Rov Campbell, Mrs. Charles
McDarris, and Mrs. Sebe Bryson
have volunteered to give this aid
Meanwhile, the local draft board
last Monday reclassified 271 other
(See DrsfteesFige I)
Glenn Rrown, young Clyde at
torney, last Tuesday night was
elected president of the Haywood
County You,ng Democratic Club.
The Wmbers of the organiza
tion named him durinu their din
ner meeting at the Towne House to
fll the vacancy created by the res
ignation of Wingute Hannah of
Mr. Hannah had resigned when
he moved to Washington to start
work In ii government position.
The reorganization was nftected
only In the club's top position.
Mrs. Raymond Caldwell remains
as first vice-president; Mrs. Dovle
Alley, second vice-president; Jeriy
Rogers, treasurer; and Bill Plott,
The featured speaker was State
YDC President Robert Williams of
Asheville, who discussed thi; politi
cal situation with reference t- Hie
At the same session, ,he Hnj -
wood Young Democrats mapped a
membership campaign and .1 pro-i
gram to strengthen the Party in ;
Big Tobacco Issue
Coming On Mon.
In This Newspaper
The Monday edition of The
Mountaineer will contain many
tobacco pictures, and news about
the Tobacco Harvest Festival.
The complete program, pic
tures of speakers, and the lead
ers, together with a review In
pictures of past year's colorful
all this, and more too, In Uie
Monday edition of The Mountaineer.
Stores To Stay
Open All Day
Another Good Barn Of Haywood Tobacco
ursday, November II Mild
mostly cloudy Thursday with
Jional light showers. Partly
v and continued mild Friday.
"Ticial Waynesville tempera
as recorded by the staff of the
I Test Farm):
II e Max. Min, Precp.
mber 13 60 ; 19
'mber 14 .59 20
imber 15 u64 23
r :J)J H MmiJ fJI :"'
r- ! -'wv.
- j J:i m: '-.!. or huripv in Havwood this year. This is one of the
fU iSJtZCl shown holding some of hU 21st crop. On the left
XZZ CS-nty agent, and Dr. Roy Bennett, tobacco specialist of State
The following communities are
work In. with local store owners
and representatives of the Woman's
Club In putting up window displays
during Tobacco Harvest festival
week. These displays will be start
ed on Monday morning at 10:00
o'clock, so that they can be com
pleted and Judging can be done on
Wednesday afternoon, November
rvntrer Piaeon. Slack's; South
Clyde, REA; Upper Crabtrce. Mas
sie Furniture; Jonathan Creen, ,
Boyd Furniture; Aliens Creek, t
First .State Bank; Cove Creek. I
Belk's; Francis Cove, Burgin's. J
East Pigeon, Patrick's Cafe; Pan-!
ther Creek, Waynesville Mountain- '
eer; Thickety, Garrett furniture;
West Pigeon. Massie Dept. Store;
White Oak, Firestone; Saunook, C
Katcliffe Cove, Building and
Loan; Cruso, L. and B. Hardware;
Lower Crabtree, First National
Bunk: Stamev Cove. The Toggery;
Beaverdam, Chamber of Commerce;
Dellwood, Waynesville Restaurant;
Morning Star, Sheppe's.
Iron Duff. Ketner s; Hominy,
Underwood Supply; Lake Junalus
ka, L. N. Davis; Fines Creek. Tay
lor Motor; Cecil, Richland Supply;
North Clyde, Bea s Beauty Shop.
Pvt. Gaddis At
Pvt. Robert N. Gaddis, grandson
of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Burress of
Waynesville route 2, is serving
with the Air Force at Sheppard
He entered service after gradu
ating from Monroe High School.
Retail stores will remain open
all day Wednesday, November 22.
This will be following a custom of
lone standing to remain open all
day before Thanksgiving, It was ex
plained by C. J. Reece, president of
the Merchants Association.
The association announced the
stores would be closed from 2 to 3
for the parade on the 24th, and
starting December first, would re
main open every Wednesday after
noon until Christmas.
All hul a few del alls' of the pro
gram for the Fourth Annual Hay
wood County Tobacco Harvest Fes
tival remained to be arranged this
'Committeemen, are putting the
final touches to the arrangements
for the 1930 event, which will open
Tuesday for a five-day run.
County Ageni Wayne Corpening,
ueiierallv supervising the work.
tleclared today that prospects are
this year's Festival will top all
I others in quantity and quality.
' Haywood County's business. Industrial.-
and civic organizations
me cooperating with the 26 organ
ized rural communities in staging
the colorful fall spectacle.
In the rural communities, farm
mers, farm w ives and farm children
are working to prepare their dis
nlavs and floats. Up to yesterday,
13 communities had elected their
representatives for the contest for
queen of the Festival,' and more
had -meetings scheduled for last
nigh! and this weekend to do the
Assistant County Agent Turner
(atliey yesterday declared that
some of Western North Carolina's
finest, string hands and square
dance teams had filed their entries
already for the contests which will
be among the many features of the
Among the string bands which
have entered so far are Alonzo
Rrnfikxhire's from Heridersonville,
which won first place at the 1950
N. C. State Fair, and in the an
nual Hendcrsonville Apple resu-
LEGION AUXILIARY TO MEET
The American Legion Auxiliary
of Havwood Post I. Waynesville,
. a. nn. .. II 1 4 '
W 11 meet at :JU p. m. lvionuay an f ,.,. Haneh
the Legion Hal. on Main Street. ' -i
Mrs. Will Mediora is in cnaiK"' ,,.,- cirin0
i . i pomnp liiuiii vi I-,, tin.. - -
ui ne jjiuhiuiii.
1 All members are urged to attend
(See Festival Pace 8
County Polio Workers Pick
Officials For 1951 Drive
Bee'kman Huger of Canton was
re-elected yesterday as county co
chairman for the 1951 March of
Campaign workers named Felix
Stovall of Waynesville as the oth
But Mr. Stovall, when informed
of his election this morning, said
he would be forced to resign.
He explained that the pressure
nf business would prevent him
from accepting the position.
-ri. it nn hiiznii-nica no m
I lie CII.VI.V.- ..---
ro-rh.'iirmnnsfnp nnd will rrve as
head of the Canton area's campaign
for the third consecutive ..ear.
The Rev. Robert MeCloskey,
pastor of St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church of Canton, was elected
county vice-chairman. Frank Camp
bell of Canton, county secretary;
and Miss Tillte Itotha. of Waynes
ville, county treasurer.
Mr Campbell also will serve as
Canton area secretary-treasurer.
.lohnin Johnson of Waynesville
will serve as Waynesville area cam
Quality Of Crop
In Haywood Is
Rated As 'High' '
Conservative estimates indicate
Haywood County's farmers may
realize an lnram of innmiimilli
$1,000,000 from their 1950 Burlev
The Asheville market will epen
The warehouses have been re
ceiving tobacco since Monday.
i nis is seen largely as the result
of higher prices Indicated by the
higher government support price of
s.u cents a pound which Is In ef
fect on the burley markets than
that which prevailed last season.
Last year, the support price waJ
40.30 cents per pound, and the
market average 44.17 rents, at
Thus the high level of Income l
indicated In spite of the fact that
some officials see a somewhat low
er production from the county's
The reduced output was effected
by the 15 per cent government cut
in allotment Imposed on (bo 1949
Haywood farmers compensated
for this somewhat by boosting their
yields to approximately 1500 to
1550 pounds per acre this year,
compared with the 1,478 pounds
per acre yield of 1949.
This year's crop comes from
: 1,126.1 acres, compared with last
The estimated average yield
would bring the harvest to an ap
proximated total of 1,745,455
While In many Instances tho
the quality of the 1950 crop was
below last year's level. In many
others. It was well above 1949 In
Th conditions of 1950 partic
ularly the drought of the summer
hit the Pigeon Valley crop
heaviest. Both volume and quality
have suffered as a consequence.
In other places, the other ex
treme of weather conditions
heavy rains affected Individual
crops adversely. The plants which
were set out early suffered from
Generally, too, a shortage of
tobacco plants in several sections
of the county inclined to cut Into
Where a certain percentage of
the Haywood producers could look
forward to realizing not much bet
ter than the government support
prices for their harvest, manv oth
ers could anticipate the highest
Roy Bennett, N. C. State College
Extension tobacco specialist who
was here this week for the gradinq
demonstrations, gave a favorable
estimate of the tobacco he had
i "The crops were close to the
i average weight," he said, "and
! above average in quality.
"The color of the plants 1 saw
was very good, the cures were bet
jter than usual, with less evidence
I of house burn present."
I The per-acre yield, he estimated.
should be "close to average" hut
said the plant shortage of last
spring certainly would tend to re
duce the 1950 production.
In general, he said, the crops he
saw were above average in igar5
"There was a large quantity of
the thin, bright cigarette type, and
a high percentage of the cigarette
grades: flyings, lugs, and cutters,''
Mr. Bennett observed.
I His general picture of both thi?
' season and next was bright, as far
! as market conditions were concern
ed; i "The price outlook for 19j0 and
1951 is good.
"This estimate is based on the
! supply of the crop and its appear-
' ancC- .
1 "This year's government support
price is well above that" fixed last
year, and may 'be even higher next
(See Tobacco Page
ganizational luncheon meeting a. paign direc,,r. and Einaynes
h- Tnuinn HoUSC
The session waa held to lay the
groundwork for the campaign
which will open January 18
throughout the nation.
Mr Stovall would have succeed
ed David Hyatt, who has headed
the drive in the Waynesville area
thrmieh the last three years. .
j Mr. Huger was re-elected to the(
of Canton ill work in the same
capacity in the Canton area. I
During the session. Tom Rudisill ;
of Asheville. field representative
for the National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis, declared that
Haywood County last year far ex-!
ceeded the average state rate in
raising money for the 1950 polio
(See Polio Paire 8) ,
Injured .. ..29
Killed ... 6
(This Information com
piled from Records of
StaU Highway Patrol)