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IX) V IS TILL KT
"How did yon manage to
make your neighbor keep his
hens in his own yard?"
"Simple! One night I hid a
few ergs under a bosh in my
garden. The next day I let him
see me father them. I wasn't
bothered after that."
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance OfThe Great Smoky Mountains National Park
66th YEAR NO. 2 16 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 4, 1951
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
back from the holl-
a friend the other
tarts On $100,000 Tourist Center
Iw what The Thing'
w type of snatcher
nay, a lady reported
slice department that
snitched her wind-
ome time during the
man with an apart-
kame nouse reporieu
had pilfered a wind-
off his car.
Jiat can be said about
ie. the victim s car
Ok one from each.
ie had opened the un
f the ladies' car. .
t still open the next
fa thing was missing,
hadn't even tried to
aracticaiiy new spare
In the compartment.
the victims aren't
he swiper is a man or
ie swiper apparently
n the lady's car.
e floor littered with
and some of them
ther items about the
Jdicated that here in-
one of the cars had
But there were no
prowler had tamper-
aotor or any of the
Scoll Submits Program
To 1S51 Legislature Today
Has Broad Plan
nse tags had been
wasn't the only one
usually gets his main
i e spring, put in a lot
over Haywood Coun-
I acember 19 and Janu-
pr Sloan, our society
last Tuesday that 16
propped by Jule No-
tthe Court House to
Jr of deeds issued an
?tter than a marriage
in that period.
u mgn uueneiui mui-
-A Ik Tf
Members Of General Assembly
Day produced four
lorn at 5 36 A. M., was
; Stanford of Canton.
I didn't arrive until
girl born at 5:25 P. M.
Mrs. Zeb Williams of
girls were born at
Jo different couples:
James Trull of Way
1. and Mr. and Mrs.
jte of Canton.
red just in time to see
and a boy were born
Caldwell's brand new
rod had a very sue
A December 23.
wait to try out the new
his workers at Royle
pn gave him for Christ
ilant foreman took it
4 fish hauled in by his
4 a bass that weighed
Well, accompanied by
1 also of Waynesville,
,big fish in about 20
r near the mouth of
k while trolling from
fng a 1214-pound nylon
ite and deep-running
i TTluger reel.
GOV. W. KERR SCOTT
Twenty-four cases are docketed
for trial during the two-week civil
term of Haywood Superior Court
starting next Monday.
Uncontested divorce cases will
be tried at the convenience of
court and counsel.
Judge J. A. Rousseau of North
Wilkesboro will convene the ses
sion at about 9 a.m. Monday.
Parris et. al vs. Parris el. al;
Sentclle vs. Murray: Importing Co.
vs. Indian Village; Silvers vs. Gal
loway et. al; Finance Co. vs. To we,
Rich vs. Gibbons; Rogers vs.
Wells, Administrator; Haywood
Electric Co. vs. Quen et. al; Mc-
Elroy vs. Shuler.
Stinnitt vs. Fugate Lumber Co.;
Miller vs. Howell Motor Co.; Ed
wards vs. Haywood County Bank;
Putnam vs. Putnam.
Howell vs. Howell; Brookshire
Sportswear, Inc. vs. Raid; Bailey
vs. Hinkle Plumbing Co.; Parker
vs. Insurance Co.
Pressley vs. Allen; Leatherwood
Plemmons vs. Plenimons; Boyd
Wholesale Co. vs Nicholson; Rob
erts vs. Rogers, et. ai; Holz.er
Watch Co., Inc. vs. McCracken;
Turpin vs. Matthews, et. al.
Harry Haynes, Beaverdam; F. M.
Noland, Frazier Price, Fines Creek;
Robert L. Rich, Ivy Hill; W. R.
Cramer, Beaverdam; C. E. Wil
Frank Chambers, Clyde; Lura
Burns, Beaverdam; Mrs. Virgil
(See Court Page 8)
Governor Kerr Scott today In
his address to the 1951 General As
sembly recommended a broad gen
eral program that emphasized the
importance of development of
North Carolina's water resources.
. His speech, prepared for deliv
ery at 11 a.m. for the formal open
ing of the new session of the Legis
lature, proposed the enactment of
new laws, or the revision of old
ones in every major state activity,
Referring to the fact that he
had invited the attention of a fed
eral agency to the state's needs in
connection with multi-purpose
dams for her rivers, he declared:
"I have great faith in the power
of (the drive of free enterprise)
against incompetence and error,
but I believe also that there are
some areas of development and
conservation of our natural re
sources in which the people dare
not leave the whole responsibility
to private enterprises.
"... As I ask this Legislature
to consider favorably moderate
protective legislation concerning
our waters, I point to the fact that
valuable rivers in highly tndustri-
(See Gov. Scott Pace 8)
1 v x.
SENATOR WILLIAM MED
FORD, one of the two senators
representing this district, start
ed his second term as State Sen
ator. He was also named on the
rules committee of the Assembly.
REPRESENTATIVE ORAL A.
YATES began his term as Hay
wood's representative as the
General Assembly convened yesterday.
1951 March Of Dimes Drive
Plans Being Prepared
January 4 Thursday
and mild. Partly cloudy
Thursday night and Fri-
f Waynesville tempera
frded by the staff of the
Max. Min. Rainfall
50 17 . ..
48 33 .45
... 46 34
... 42 23
... 53 33
Haywood County's first baby of
1951 lies in an Asheville hospital,
awaiting fin operation that will
permit him to live.
Went Scott Stanford, little John.
nie Scott's father, said yesterday
he was told by a physician that the
operation would be necessary to re.
move an obstruction.
Johnnie Scott was born at 5:36
A. M. Monday to the 27-year-old
unemployed construction worker
and his 22-year-old wife, Evelyn,
and is their first.
The young father, anxious but
calm about the impending opera
tion, said he and his wife were
"tickled to death" over the gifts
that their boy won for being the
county's New Year's baby.
"They've come in mighty handy
already,'' he said.
Mrs. Stanford returned to the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. D. Brookshire of Canton, this
She and her husband have been
making their home there.
"Everybody's been nice about
it," Mr. Stanford said, "and we sure
have been having a lot of com
pany." But now that the tension and
anxiety that precedes fatherhood
is over, he said, his biggest job was
to get a job to make little Johnnie
Went was working up till about
six weeks ago on a pipe-line con
struction job in Virginia with his
He hasn t been able to find an
other since then.
"But I'm still hoping and look
ing," he said.
It Will Be East
Vs West In
An East team will meet a West
team in the County Community
Development Program Debate
scheduled for the night of January
16 at the Haywood County Court
A county-wide spelling bee and
singing meet also are scheduled to
feature the program.
Each organized community Is
scheduled to have a representative
in the spelling bee.
The singing will be done by se
lected choral groups. This part of
the program will be on a non-com
Assistant County Agent Turner
Cathey today announced this line
up for the debate:
East Glenn W. Brown of North
Clyde, and George Stamey of Cen
West Frank M. Davis of Iron
Duff, and Bob Francis, Ratcliffe
The East will argue the affirm
ative and the West will take the
negative side of the question,
which will be announced later.
Local VFW To
Officers Jan. 10
The members of the Waynesville
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will
elect, their officers for 1951 when
they meet at the Haywood County
Court House next Wednesday
Post Commander Albert Mar
shall said the election session
would open at 7:30 D.m. and urged
every member of the post to attend.
Other incumbent officers include
Rufus Carswell, vicc-commander;
Clifton Shook, quartermaster; and
James Gardner, adjutant.
Frank Moore To
Frank R. Moore, operator of
Western Auto Stores here, will at-
I tend the Western Auto Merchan
dise Show which will be held in
Greensboro January 7-9.
Mr. Moore said today he plans
to leave for Greensboro Saturday.
i ne event is a spring and sum
mer merchandise preview of some
2,500 different items.
Among the features will be
"warm weather" merchandise like
fishing tackle, outboard motors
sporting goods, seat covers and
lawn and garden equipment.
Mr. Moore said he planned to
select stock designed to meet the
special requirements of this area
Size Of Mountaineer In
1950 Showed Big Increase
The Mountaineer published 1,578 pages during 1950, which is a
. new high record a gain of 90 pages over 1949. This was an aver
age of 15 pages per issue.
In figuring the weight of the papers it was found that 25 pounds
of paper was used during the year for each subscriber, or a total of
more than fifty tons for the year.
Interesting enough, the records show that The Mountaineer has
increased in size a page per issue for the past three years. In 1948
the average wm 13 p'S"; 14 in 1949. and 15 pages per issue In
Finds Good Buys
"I was amazed at the many ex
ceptionally good buys of winter
merchandise on the New York
market, J. C. Jennings, manager
of Belk-Hudson said today. Mr.
Jennings spent sometime on the
market taking advantage of the of
fers of wholesalers.
Mr. Jennings left here Christ
mas day, and was on hand when
the places opened Tuesday, and
goods were shipped on the same
day as bought.
The 1951 March of Dimes drive
for the relief of polio victims 'will
open formally througlmu the na
tion January 15 and continue
through January 31.
But in the WaynesvilK- area, a
warmup" campaign will open next
Johnny Johnson, area campaign
director and chairman of the
Waynesville Rotary Club polio com
mittee announced today that initial
donation, would be sought next
The campaign proper, however,
will be launched January 15, co
incident with the opening of Ideal
and state drives throughut the na
Haywood County has the job of
raising $15,200 this year $200
more than it raised lat year.
The Rev. Robert McCloskey
is heading1 the campaign in the
Mr. Johnson also announced to
day that some of the preparations
for the opening of the drive already
have been completed. But more
work, particularly lining up district
committees and other campaign
units, has yet to be done.
(See Polio Page 8
To Be Laid
Town workeos will start laying
2,000 feet of new water and sewer
line along Sulphur Springs Road
within the next few weeks.
Town Manager Grayden Feritu-
son said yesterday the new lines
would extend from the old town
limits to the new limit line at
Eagle's Nest Road.
The job also includes extension
of sewer lines down Fifth, Sixth,
and Seventh Street to a distance
of about 500 feet each.
In addition to the laying of the
.six-inch water and eight-inch sew
er pipe, one-half or two-inch water
lines will be Installed on the op
posite side of Sulphur Springs
Road, paralleling the main lines.
The smaller pipe also will extend
about 2,000 feet down the street
and will cover the same stretch.
Mr. Ferguson said the Job, which
will cost between $6,000 and $7,000
will provide sewer facilities for
approximately 30 more homes on
A small water line serves this
area at present, but there is no
sewer system there as yet.
"We have the water pipe for the
new work now," he said, "but we're
still waiting for the sewer pipe."
24 Units Will Be Built
On Oak Park Property;
Old House Being Razed
Final details were completed last night for converting the
Oak Park property on Main Street into a modern tourist cen
ter, representing an investment of well over !100,000.
Workmen began today wrecking the 50-year-old house
on the property, and construction of 24 units of a modern
tourist court is scheduled to start within ten days.
The project is being pushed by a group of businessmen,
represented by James L. Kilpatrick, a real estate and insur
Head To Address
Mrs. Retna Fullam, sup"rintend
ent of the Asheville Orthopedic
Home, will tell members of the
Waynesville Rotary Club Friday
about nursing care of polio pati
ents. Mrs. Fullam will appear at the
club's regular weekly luncheon
meeting which starts at the Towne
House at 1 p.m.
Several of the patients from the
hospital will accompany the super
The Rev. W. L. Hutehins, 72
wno lormeriy servea six years as
superintendent of the Waynesville
District of the Methodist Church
died early Wednesday morning In
an Klkln Hospital after a lingering
He was a native of Yadkin Coun
ty and taught in the public schools
prior to Joining the Methodist
Conference in 1902. During fifty
years in the ministry he had held
some of the leading appointments
of the conference before his re
tirement in 1948.
Hutehins had served 12 years as
a member of the N. C. Board of
Public Welfare and for many years
as a board member for the N. C.
Blind Institute and the N. C. Child
ren's Home Society.
He was married on May 18, 1900
(See Hutehins Page 8)
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I v v
JO ANN McCRACKEN, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll McCrack
en of Lake Junaluska, has been
declared first place winner in the
Junior Canning Contest for 4-H
Clubs in the Western District.
She was awarded a cash prize of
$15.00. Prior to winning the dis
trict contest, Jo Ann won the
Haywood County Food Preferva
tion contest with a canning rec
ord of 420 cans. For this honor
she received a Foley Food Chop
per from the Foley Manufactur
ing Company and a year's sub
scription to the National 4-H
Library Receives Part Of
Smathers Family Records
Ll. Col. Ray K. Smathers of
Canton recently gave the Haywood
County Library a group of records
pertaining to the genealogy of the
Smathers family. The gift was an
nounced today by Miss Margaret
Johnston, county librarian.
This family hag been prominent
ly associated with the development,
history and community life of Hay
wood County for many generations.
The gift consisted of microfilm
and two volumes containing photo
static copies of extracts from the
U. S. Census reports.
These extracts pertain to the
Smathers family in the census for
Haywood County from 1820-1880
The microfilm shows similar rec
ords from the census report of
Colonel Smathers. a trustee of
the Smathers Family Genealogical
Collection, wrote in a note attached
to one of the volumes that this was
par, of a plan lo make available
Smathers family records to li
braries in localities where mem
bers of the family named in the
(See Smathers Page 8)
The group purchased the prop
erty from Sam Welch several weeks
ago, and since that time have been
busily engaged in getting blue
prints and specifications ready for
contractors. The property faces 367
feet on Main Street, 240 feet along
Academy, and then extends to the
back of the lots on Haywood
Street. The property also has a 16-
foot right-of-way to Haywood
The development of the property
calls for immediate construction of
24-unltn of a modern tourist court.
Sixteen of the units will be on the
extreme south side of the property
next to the Gudger line. The oth
er eight units will be about in the
center of the lot, where the house
Entrance to the property will be
by a driveway from Main street,
forming oblong dual drive.
Work will begin on the 16-unit
section immediately, and after the
house is removed the other eight
units will be started.
The owners are reserving space
In the center rear otthe site for t ,
large Colonial type Inn, and dining
room. This development will be
undertaken later, and is not in
cluded in present construction
The units will be modern in de
sign, with the buildings following
Colonial architecture throughout.
Each unit will have a porch, 15 by
15 bedroom, dressing room, and
private bath. A heating system of
forced hot air, from an oil plant
will be used for the 16-unit section.
No heat is planned for the 8-unit
section at this time.
Mr. Kilpatrick said this morning
that present plans are to have the
court ready for occupancy by May
Extensive landscaping is includ
ed in the project, as well as con
struction of shuffle boards and
other recreational facilities.
The blueprints reveal that the
entire project is designed for elab
orate expansion at any time.
"We have some definite plans in
mind for enlarging on what we
have here, but for the first step,
we are concentrating on getting
the first 24 units completed and
ready for the coming season," Mr.
The brick of the Oak Park house
will be used in the construction of
the units. The other materials will
be sold on the lot by Swan Hend-
nx, wno nas me coniraci ior lad
ing the structure. The contract
calls for the complete removal of
the 20-room house by March first.
Haywood County's Newest High School Band Gets In Practice Session
wvlVi 'f -4 .- i. S
' ' i N .
All officers of the Beaverdam
Community Development Program
were returned to'thcir posts Tues
day night when 250 residents of
the community held their elections
Named to new one-year., terms
were: Chairman- Jack Chapman,
Vice-Chairman Fred Best. Secre
tary Eva Jane Worley, and Treasur
er Ray Worley.
These boys and girls, with their director, Mrs. Phillip Chase of Way ncsville, make up the Crabtree-Iron DufJ High School band, newest
in Haywood County'i scholastic music world. The musicians mad e their debut as a band in the school P-TA's Christmas program De
cember 21. Their first performance drew many compliments from the large audience that attended the concert.
' 'Photo by Ingram's Studio).
Injured . ... 0
Killed . . .,. 0
(This information com
piled front Records f
State Highway" Patrol)