TAXX,A1U TTXS CO
T?- t .., , ,,, , -..., .. Tl ; ,
n known Waynesville couple
L to much trouble in selecting
w they found one to meet
L needs, they careiuuy carnea
. Then they placed it in a
, tub filled with damp eann
wks. Much time was spent
iting the tub, and then the
L tree was a thing of beauty
1 fact, a masterpiece, i he
pie retired, feeling that they
.mnlishi'd a full day's work
Ming their tree, and complet
L nest morning their spirits
inw as the mercury outstae.
5e beautifully decorated, tub
, hole in it, and the water had
id out on the recently waxed
polished floor. '..
m it mean "undressing tne
und starting all over again,
;ing to fix the leak, with the
in the tub? The latter course
tried, and they are holding
fingers crossed, trusting it
The Waynesville : M
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
32 Pages Of
5th Yi:.Ii NO. Wl A 'V.U.Y.s Associated Press
WAYNKSYILLi:. N. C, THl'KSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 21, 1950 :. $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counti
For Smmd Consecutive Year New Officers Of The Chamber Of Commerce lJiM vriri'': :XT''-wA
Williams Wins nil r a 1 Busmessliere
1 Waynesville housewife and a,
nil were discussing Christmas
karatinns In a telephone conver-
m the other day: ,.( . i .
1 still have to get started wrap-
h Christmas presents, me
fell," she replied, "I've al-
lij got one wrapped, and . . ."
About that time her little girl
wit her eye.
that I meant was." she said,
Milling 111 1 CICf II"1IV "
k "I did have one- wrapped.
But my daughter Just unwrap-
They managed to get the. huge,
i-foot Christmas tree up in the
Then they began decorating it.
About three days later it was
Five minutes later, a weak BUY
V'B S. r 11 L- n imAa n attinnii cruci Cif
M and the tree crashed to the
pnd in a shower of glittering
w ana brilliant lights.
One nf Wavnncvlllo't, tnuin fath-
b searched long and carefully for
f Christmas tree.
He trudged through the biting
mi over the fields and ridges all
mnrninir hnfnro ha fnnnH the
lie that he was looking for.
nappuy he carried it home ana
t it in the yard
That nieht ha
1e just and he whose patience and
nee had received their nrop-
See Sidelights Paffe 8)
Dwmhi Williiims, of Waynes
ville. 1!M!) slate corn-growing
cli.'iiiipion. is now the 1!)S0 champion.
His iild of 133.(i4 bushels from
,i sinul,. acre gained him his sec
ond siriuht mountain area and
Male t Mies.
lie became the first person over
lo win the award two years
si raiuhl .
The announcement came Tues
day from Dr. K. H. Collins, corn
sprcialiM of the N. C. State Col
lei:e Am u nit in ill Extension Serv
ice. Dr. Collins is chairman of the
SI. ile Coin Conies! Committee.
Winning Hie l!)!il) title means
(Sec Duiulu Williams rase 8)
r i r,ii,,,,-i x l - . . ; -
t ' V, f 1 " s. ,s .4 1
Members Of N.C.
! Assembly Given
The two members to the General
1 Assembly from Haywood are coin
pU'linu plans lo leave here next
ucck-end. for the opening of the
1 leuisialine on January. 3rd.
Senalor William Medford said he
plans to leave on the first, while
1 Representative Oral L. Yates plans
lo leave I he 31st.
; s.iiiilor Medford has been as
' signed scat number four in the
Senate cliamb-r. Tins is right at
Hepie-entalive Yates has been
assigned scat number 67 just
three seats awuy from the one oc
cupied by Representative G rover
C. Davis in the 1049 session. Kep
ri's' iilalive Yates will be lo the left
(it the speaker, and directly behind
Buncombe's three members of the
Mr. Yates' name is the last on
the Mouse roll.
Both Havwood men will make
the Ib.tel Sir Walter their head
(Miartus while attending the ses
This is the executive commitle, of the Chamber of Commerce, elected by the board of directors on
j i Left to right, seated, Mrs. Gordon Schenck, secretary; Dave Ke.me. pres.den, and
larrv Bourne, first vice president, S.uudmg. Clayton V. Walker., second vice president, and M. H.
U'hlspnhuht. treasurer. (StalT I'liotoi.
Clvde lust weekend became the
first town west of Asheville to or
ganize for civilian defense as re
quested by the N. C. Council of
Civil Defense in Maleigh since the
western section of the state was
designed as an evacuation area for
sections of the surrounding slates.
The meeting was called and eon-
ducted by Chief of Police C. K
Lanning, who was previously ap
Mr. Lanning stated that some of
the chief aims and purposes for an
organized civilian defense program
were as follows:
To educate the public, with re
spect to the necessity of a civilian
defense program; to organize and
(See CTyd" Pace 8)
About this same time, last y at
we had this picture made. Short
ly before. Dwlght William's of
Waynesville had won the In
state corn-growing tonle"t.
thought, naturally, that wed
have to make a new picture of
somebody else, for um. n
week we learned that . us PK
ture is still good. Dwight is al,o
the 1950 champ.
Yule Warmer For
! Six Children
Dave Felmel Named
Hew C of C President
"The joint hoard of directors of
the Chamber of Commerce (he
195(1 and 1 95 1 members named
Dave l'elini'1 as president, lo suc
ceed James I.. Kilpalrick.
At the same lime, Harry Bourne,
general manager of Daylon Hublier
C'omuaiiv was named vice prosi-
ideniraayton C. Walker. Waynes
ville businessniiin second vice pres
ident, and M. II. Whisetihuiil, direc
tor in charge of I he Slate Tesl
Mrs. Gordon Scliciuk was re
elected as secretary.
The joint boards beard Mr. Kil
palrick rev iew some of Ihe accomp
lishments for the past j.enr. and
lenlalive suugcstions lor the fu-
Mr. rclinel has served as a direc-
tor for a number of years, and in
various rapacities. ineliidiiiK ciiair
U I lie membershiii cominil-
tec, and beaded the baiKiuel com
millec one year.
The new president said that lie
would name committees and have
a year's piutnam prepared to pn--sen!
lo the board at the January
For Local Offices
The offices of the Haywood
County Court House will be
closed all day Monday and Tues
day for the Christmas holidays.
Hanks, stores, and business of
flres throughout the county also
will observe, thai holiday vaca
1 Count y. Librarian Margaret
! Johnston earlier had announced
the Haywood County Library on
Main Street would remuin rlos
j ed from noon Saturday until
Chriistnias shopivcrs arc itznorlng
higher prices and huwiu; more this
A spiii cheek of Waynesville
stores showed lh.it prices KCnt-rall.'
are about ten per cent higher than
I hey were at Ihe s.imc I niu- last
llul the volume of huv lug is ten
to 15 per eenl greater.
One Main Street merchant cli
mated that the town's slovos would
I'eali.e a gross income bv the mil
of the Chrislnuis shopping pel lod
Salurdav night lhal vtou'd to I'ist
year s million -dollar maik by tii to
The 1919 Christ
bought more bill paid
had the Christmas hi
All 'types of clothing
mas gilts, reports-one store mana
gcr, arc selling heavier than they
did las! season, though the prices
As usual, the most popular Hems
for men's gills arc work clothes
and shoes, one huge department
W. M Cobb, owner of the Kire
slope Stoic on Main, estimated thai
his Chris) mas sales volume was a
boul five per cent above last year's,
I hough prices were higher.
Tovs. gi nerally up ten per cent
In retail cost were selling much
more In -avilv.
This, he said, was (rue of the
more expensive typos pedal-driven
ears, bicycles, and tricycles.
Ile attributed Ibis principally to
pari of a buying cycle.
-Kvery few years," he explained.
the sales of these toys are parll
(See Business Pace 8)
mas shopper " - - t
d less than- he ' " i.v
efoi e. ' I "
ng for Christ- 1 1
1 SHOPPING PAYS
'aif and fniH with liitiL rhanpp in
Six Utile children of the Maple
! Springs district will be a lot warm
er while Ihey wait up Christmas
, Kvc for Santa Claus.
j And thev're thanking the
' Waynes v ille I'ost of the American
'' Legion for it.
i , ....,.,irt, ciavtnn Walker of a
icimmitt.ee of the local post and
I Mai Cecil Brown, head of the Sal
Ivation Army's Mountain District.
I made the shopping trip Monday at
the Legion's expense.
hiohwav patro tnen. i"'! i'""'-" ,
will pav in its projecieo i-.a..
;iKl pecdv hildren and families. ..
1 ast week the members of Hay
w(,od l'o-t 47 of Waynesville voted
cpu for this kind of Christmas
C "frnest K.lwurds and J. B. Siler
a,-,., working on the committee with
The stork gave Haywooo
On Friday. Slate Highway I at
rolman and Mrs. II. Dayton of Can
ton became the parents f a I ov
On Tuesday, a ol uur,
were born fo Sta.n H.gb-y o -man
and Mrs. William Woolen, al
so of Canton.
All three babies were horn m
Haywood County Ho,piial.
Lions' Yule Cheer
Want to hear how good the halh-
tnb tenor next door sounds on your
Phone the lobby of the First
National Bank tonight, or Saturday
night between 9 P.- M. and mid
night. Just name the tenor, tell the man
on the phone how much you think
it's worth to hear him, and then re
lax. t.: ...ill hn nhlp to
lOI. U"iy "II, JOU - ,,....U... t ,.a
judge the radio qualities of your! take tneir sn.au w "." '.,
f ". ". ..i I Hor hanan. 111. to Nashville and he
But you'll also be helping make1 will remain with his grandparents
(See Lions Page 8) while his parents are in Honda.
Mr and Mi . llerbcit Bo lianaii,
Jr. are planning to leave next
Tuesday lor Nashville where Ihey
will visit Mr. Buchanan's "parents
for a few days before going on to
IMorida for a vacation They will
-",iiai waynesville lemio-
We as recorded by the staff of the
- 19 " "; "
Max. Mln. Presc,
35 5 ..-
Mountaineer Will Not
Be Published Christmas
. . t . .. ..nA fnnin on
: The Mountaineer will do. J J,. on.y ohe
Wednesday morning, thus ,h(, ThurPrt;iy iss.ue.
edition will be publisher! lf f )!an, v, ivi d,)S0 Friday at
h open until no- JM" ,,, oacK and eO-
The enuie mu"
one. the seasons ut.n
County PM Community
Vote Results Announced
The men who will serve on the Crabtree- George Best, Hex Mes-j
community committees for 1951 in ser, Marshall Kirkpatnck; i
the Haywood County Production Kast Fork Ira If. Cogburn, C,
and Management Administration. C- Burnett; K. -L.- Burnett;:. , .
program were announced early this j FJnp, creek Floyd Fisher, Davis (
week. . Price. John Ferguson;
The County PMA otfice maae
nt followine the
Coolness and calm courage under
heavy Chinese Communist artillery
lire won a decoration for Sgt. Carl
Francis of Ralcliffe Cove.
His wife, the former Thelma
Muse, was notified recently that
the veteran had been awarded the
Bronze Star medal for heroic
achievement In action the night of
August 31 near Haman, Korea.
The letter, written by Col. John
W. Childs. chief of staff of Ser
geant Ratcliffe'g unit, told of his
behaviour. in action.
Sergeant Francis was in a truck
directing his field artillery batal
ion's fire against enemy positions.
When Communist artillery and
mortar shells started exploding a-
round his truck. Sergeant Francis
calmly moved his equipment to a
Then he went back to work.
The letter declared:
"Sergeant Francis's calm courage
and devotion to duty served as an
(Sec Local Man Page 8)
Program Set For
Saturday At 2 P.M.
The final olans were 111 the
works today for Saturday's big
Christmas treat for Haywood Coun
ty's needy children.'
TV event is the annual Com
munity Christmas Tree, with Santa
Claus and everything that makes j
The party is being sponsored by 1
the Waynesville Woman's Club, and j
Mrs. Charles L. Hay, Jr.. and Mrs. I
N. W. Garrett are heading the ar
Cooperating with the ladies are,
the Town of Waynesville, and the
Rotary and Lions Clubs of Way
The party will start af 2 I'. M.
Saturday ai the Haywood County
Santa Claus himself will In
there to give the tov in Ihe
Anyone who w :'
I Santa's miim" ' '"- !' '
termg- at Mi ' ' "
Walnut M i e.-i
Tl. n, i !; V. illi.imsnn. past
or of the -Uaw-v,:ie Presbyterian
church, wii; i-4d 'if
V Clni.l-o... -"' " '"
the higldi-hts ' :i'1'
S M 1. A N T , newly in, tailed
president of t h e Ilaelwoort
Boosters Club. He succeeds Ru
j The 1951 officers of the Hazel
j wood Boosters Club were installed
I The installation ceremonies took
place during the club's Ladies'
Nighi Program, witnessed by an
audience of 105 Boosters and their
Sam Lane. 2a-year-old head ot
A. C. Lawrence Leather Company's
standard department, became pres
ident, succeeding Rudolph Cars
well of Unagusta: Manufacturing
Mr. Carswell automatically be
I c a in c vice-president, Thiirtnan
Smith, Ha.elwood postmaster, was
installed as secretary, and Geora
Summerrow, one of the club's
charter members, became trca-ur-
er for a new term.
Humor and reverence both were
in the program.
The humor was provided by Kil
(See Lane Pace 8
Chicken on Jail's
nn'iiil Mi Hi'
Sh. ml F
llolll i e.l
-t 111 .-
served pi'MiiP'1' ''
Milled lll.lt tie
pi (-pared to aeconii
,pr we r ,n't I.
to l).ro--l .. .... 'I-., -.her i'f
"''' .i. if
home P I
Iron Duff F. D. Bradshaw, Jack.
ng lnt ! -u.u,, inrlv l?irllls(in'
completion of the tnal official Frank!
tallv of last Thursday s voting. i u n.J,
Three men were elected to the Henry; Pless Boyd. ;
committees representing each of! Jonathan Creek-John Howell,
the 13 communities in thermogram. , Amos ;vioouv, iu-i ,
The 1951 committees. With the Pigeon -J. Y. Justice, Fred Loti.
first named chairman, second vice-: H. H. Garner;
chairman, and third, member: Waynesville-C. L. Allen, R, C.
BaSeywl,- TC H. Fmchei.
Bar. XSorge Haynes, W. J.1 Carmen Arrington, Marvin An .ng-
Stores Here To Remain
Open Friday Until b:ju
Local merchants will he "I"'"
The plan was announced a we, k m '
are offering specials ioi ' "
list of special ollering" '
... .i ,.'f-!(H k nil
The stores will close ar ma ......
TU",,3 "'I S'.H "The oir.inccmen. ar ...nn-ed out the
remain open all uav. int
be open all dav New Years.
lH - al'e
Injured .... 28
Killed .... 7
from Record, of
Stores Will Remain Open
. Campbell, William Osborne; ton. - NT
Until 8;30 Friday Evening-Still Time To Shop