which tells In mystic
all about the "Thing"
t name it, had a lot of
rf suggests UMfc
bid be any one of num-
nol students here have
ht tne ining as ""-
snne orotrays. coma oe
id a ramp. So the lat-
nnw is that the "tning"
Jentified and the secret
been sprouting on wo-
ii town since Decem-
the work of disabled
World War II.
- nr . .
- appearance in ajca-
result of the one-wo-
.iTnrts of Mrs. lom
;r., of Campbell's Shop,
ipbell. a member of the
Veterans of toreign
iary. has bought about
.L. . IT'-
em trom me en-ui a v
ns Hospital at Oteen,
them at what they cost
IT, me aisauieu veis
about $75 through Mrs.
The Waynesville Mountaineer
' ' Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jones: Is your son mer
cenary? Smith: No, can't say he is.
He doesnl seem to lore
money enough to work for
66th YEAR NO. 3 8 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 8, 1931
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
vsons tobacco iana in
proved pretty valuable
basis of the cash Sebe
lis crop, that 1.3 acre
e of land yielded a total
lis of Burley.
ftsheville market, Sebe
net of 57tt cents a
hhis crop. .
tons after expenses were
the gross price ran to
60 cents a pound.
price brought the net
SI. 463 .85 for the whole
l wood County Selective
iard said today, Jt JS9S
present addresses of
i horn it has been Unable
Bridals said they would
such information from
lowing the addresses of
Edward King, Ernest
Charles B. Pennington.
y Green, James Leroy
krt Delos McCall, Roy
tcrs. Charles Verelan
Vinson Russell Brown.
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Town Of Hazelwood Gets Modern Fire Truck
-nz'-"! J lit tit
1950 Building Permits
Set Ail-Time Record
15 Haywood Draftees To
Be Inducted On January 31
Town officials of Hazelwood are shown here with the new $8,500 fire truck which was put into service on Friday. This picture nmde m
front of the town hall, shows loft to right: Mayor Clyde Fisher, R. L. Prevost, alderman. Chief of Police Ossie Sutton; lempoiory tin
chief George Bischoff, and Carl Swanger, alderman. The other alderman, Grady Smith, was ill and in a hospital when this picture
was made. (Staff Photo).
$600 In 1950
Approximately 500 stray dogs
wandering around Waynesville have
been put in the town dng pound
since April 1.
Town dog catcher Montgomery
Queen at the same time reported
that pet owners had paid the town
a total of $600 in licenses since the
new dog ordinance went into ef
fect on that date.
Of the 500 dogs impounded, he
also reported 25 have been freed
by folks who bought them for the
impounding and small boarding
All but a few of the dogs taken
into custody, the dog catcher re
ported, ; wcTe thc iyiongreJj mtxed
Mr. Queen said he thought things
were pretty well in handthough
he impounded six stray pooches on
Saturday morning alone.
Of these, two wore collars, but
none of them had the required lic
ense and inoculation tags, he said.
Mr. Queen declared that from
new on he was going to start pick
ing up all dogs found unaccompan
ied by their owners on the public
Hazelwood Puts $8,500
Fire Truck In Service
Hazelwood's modern $8,500
American LaFrance fire truck has
arrived, and a group of some 25
men are being trained to handle
the operation and maintenance of
George BisehofT has been named
temporary lire chief, and when the
class of volunteer firemen is com
pleted, they will name their chief,
an assistant, and other olHcers.
The piece of equipment, bought
last slimmer, was formally accept
ed by the board on Friday. J. H.
Bailey, company representative, is
here for a week in a training pro
gram. He was with the Asheville
fire department 23 years, and for
10 years drill master, and first as
sistant fire chief . He told town offi
cials he wouiQ return W a Wivkly
class for six or more months.
Mr. Bailey also pointed out to
the board that the price of the
same equipment today was $1,000
(See Hazelwood Page 8)
wood County Hospital
roved By Medical Body
Countly Hospital has
fcved provisionally by the
College of Surgeons.
p announced by the Col-
bulletin dated December
khich was made public
E the standards on which
c bases its approval are:
physical plant, assuring
t safety, comfort, and ef-
y selected governing
nt chief executive offic-
hinistrator, well trained
ses of hospital adminl-
e and efficient personnel;
cd medical staff of ethic
'ent physicians and sur-
e diagnostic and thcra-lities;
'"itarian spirit the pri-
ideration being the best
re patient. ,
Of County Roads
The State Highway Commission
during December completed 31 a
more miles of road improvements
in Haywood County.
Commission headquarters an
nounced last weekend that these
projects were completed:
Grading and surfacing with traf
fic bound macadam on: half mile
of the Wildcat Cliff Road; quar
ter mile, Big Cove; .65 mile, John
son Road; .15 mile, Scruggs Road;
Stabilizing and strengthening
las. Reed Named
James W. Reed, Jr., Waynes
ville contract decorator, is the
new superintendent of sales and
operations for the Appalachian
Textile Corp. of Biltmore.
Frank Weaver, president and
treasurer of the firm, told The
Mountaineer last Friday that Mr.
Reed's appointment became effec
tive January 1.
The textile executive declared
that his plant produces between 4,
000 and 5,000 yards of wool carpet
(See Reed Paee 8)
First 1951 Road
A traffic accident Sunday morn
ing three miles east of Canton sent
two persons to the hospital with
These were Haywood county's
first road casualties of 1951.
Sunday's snows which fell later,
light as they were, made the roads
throughout the county treacherous
but contributed no injuries.
Two . vehicles skidded off the
highways, but damage was report
A pickup truck went off N, C.
110 just south of Canton, and a
car left the highway between Lake
Junaluska and Clyde.
First accident State Highway
Patrolmen were called to investi
gate in the new year occurred some
time -Saturday night.
State Highway Patrolman Joe
Murrill found a car turnd over
along a side road near Lake Juna
luska. But the passengers had all left
hefore he got there.
No one, apparently, had been
Canton and Waynesville both
went through the week-end with
their spotless traffic records in
Each town had gone through all
of 1950 without suffering a single
death from a road accident.
The police departments of both
towns so far haven't had to investi-
(See First Injured Page 8)
2 Of A Kind
Big bass are the rule of the day
for three local fishermen. Last
week the three Delnuis Caldwell,
Robert Putnam and Vinson Pruitt,
were fishing on Fontana, when
Caldwell hooked a 7-pound bass!
Last Saturday the same trio were
again on the Lake, and when In
the neighborhood of where the
big one had been caught, the con
versation centered around their
good luck of the prior trip. Just
then Putnam's reel gave a lurch.
Out of the water came a lighting
bass, plunging, pulling and tug
ging. After a hard battle, the bass
was landed, and when weighed.
was just one ounce under the 7
pound record of Caldwell.
Both fish are In the freezer lock
er at Rogers Electric, i Picture of
one on, page six.),,
Cove Creek Road, eight-tenths j QuePn.
Singers To Help
Raise Funds For
The annual county-wide singing
for the benefit of the Polia cam
paign will be staged at the court
house on the afternoon of Sunday,
January 14th, it was announced to
day by Rev. C. L. Allen, and W. T.
of a mile; lower Fines CreeK. nan
mile; Allen Farm Road, .65; Rhod
armer Road, one-tenth.
During the 12 months of 1950.
the Commission hard - surfaced
more than 4,500 miles of roads
throughout the state.
This was three times the road
building rate of the previous years.
Unless war-time emergency con
ditions prevent it, this pace wm
Continue, the Commission said.
tiding of the official mer
c this morniae at the
t Farm was an even seven.
. January 8-Monday fair
fair and slightly colder
pight. Tuesday fair, be
amier in the afternoon.
1 Waynesville tempera-
corded by the staff of the
This is the third year the singing
convention has been held for the
Polio benefit. An offering is taking
during the afternoon, and the en
tire proceeds given to the campaign.
Between $250 and $300 have been
raised at each of the two sessions
The sponsors arc asking that all
sincers. and croups of singers, at
tend and lake part on the program
Waynesville Area Launches
'Warmup' Polio Drive Today
The March of Dimes helped pay
the hospital bills for 12 of the 16
children and adults stricken with
Dolio in the Waynesville area last
year, it was announced today- by
John Johnson, chairman o tne lo
cal chapter " of the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. I
"We hear about the March of
Dimes mainly In January when
funds are beiiw collected," Mr.
Johnson said. "However, dimes
and dollars contributed by the
public are really on the march
when polio is at its height" ,
"With March of Dimes funds,"
he said, "our Haywood Chapter ex
pended $8303.00 on 16 cases as follows;
702 davs of hospitalization .. $7656
Medical services $ 276
Orthopedic appliances .:. $ 325
Transoortation of patients .. $ 24
Miscellaneous $ 21
The total ' number of children
and adults aided, Mr. Johnson said,
included 4 cases carried over from
1949 or earlier.
"It is sometimes difficult to
realize," he said, "that polio is
with us such a lone time after it
strikes. Months and sometimes
years after the polio headlines
have vanished we still are provid
ing treatment for victims of this
crippling disease. With the ris
ing tide of polio in the last three
(See Polio Page 8)
Haywood County's members of
the 1951 General Assembly receiv
ed Governor Scott's address with
State Senator William Medford
of Waynesville and State Repre
sentative Oral Yates of Iron Duff
spent the Assembly's weekend re
cess at home.
The governor's speech immedi
ately before the opening of the
current session outlined a broad
general program , of action and
continued recommendations touch
ing on every major state activity,
State Representative Oral Yates
described the address as "general
Stale Senator William Medford
declared: Many things recommend
ed by the Governor are desirable.
However, 1 doubt if world condi
tions will permit the enactment of
many of them into law at this ses
sion. This Is especially true of rec
ommendations, calling for t(je
spending of money. Federal taxes
will be so high that State taxes
(See Reaction j'age 8)
Haywood County will send 15
more men into military service
The draft board announced this
At the same time, the hoard re
ported it had been asked to send
75 men to Charlotte on January 23
for pre-inductlon examinations.
The men reporting for actual in
duction at the end of the month
will bring to 56 the number of
Haywood County draftees to go
into military service since the out
break of the conflict in Korea.
Actually, however, tliat repre
sents less than one third of the
young men who have taken pre
liminary examination's to deter
mine fitness for military service.
The exact causes for rejections
are various, but coincides with
those responsible for the high re
jection rale of prospective draftees
throughout the state.
Educational deficiencies- jack of
schooling has been attributed by
state and national selective service
officials as making uv the chief fac
tor in the high "mortality" rale in
the pre-indurtion examinations.
At the same lime, however, Con
gressmen and Senators have rapped
(See Draft Page 8)
Poultry Laboratory Is
Opened Here By State
Opening of a poultry diagnostic
laboratory at Waynesville to serve
Western North Carolina's thriving
poultry industry was announced
today by Dr. II. J. Rollins, Slate
Dr. Calvin (.'. Gatz will he in
charge of the laboratory. lie is a
graduate of the Kansas :Jlaio Veter
inary College and served six years
in the Veterinary Corps and the
Medical Service Corps of the U. S.
Army during the World War II
The laboratory, located in a
building near the Waynesville bus
station, will be open from 8:30 a.
ni, to 5:30 p. in. Monday through
Friday of each week 'to provide
poultry diagnostic service to pro
ducers in the western counties. It
is equipped to make routine exami
nations and diagnoses of diseased
poultry, plate and tube tests for
pullorum disease, and to conduct
the hcnia-agglutination lest for the
diagnosis of Newcastle disease.
Dr. Gat, will be available for
some field work in flocks where
disease outbreaks occur. Poultry
men are advised, however, to take
their .sick birds directly to the
laboratory whenever possible,
"The purpose of this laboratory,"
the Stale Veterinarian explained,
"is to safeguard as far as possible
(See Poultry Page 8)
Korean Vets Thank
Local Firm For
Two cases of cigarettes' the
Smith Drug Company of Way
nesville sent to Korea arrived
just in time to brighten Christ
mas for the boys at the front.
R. I, McKittrlck and II. O.
Champion, Operators or the store,
got limt-hund reports on this
fact last week-end.
Four letters marked "Some
where in Korea" expressed the
Almost Three Times
The Total of Last i
Year, Report Of
Inspector Jolly Shows
Building shot to an all-time rec
ord high of $681,202 in Waynesville
Town Building Inspector Hugh
Jolley reported this today.
The figure represents the total
value of new construction and re.
pairs and additions to existing
structures in permits issued by
Mr. Jolley during the 12-month
This was nearly triple the value
of building during 1949.
Of the total. $400,000 was put in
to business buildings, $263,000 in
residential construction, and ap
proximately $13,000 in church
The total in business buildings
during 1950 was nearly five times
the amount in this type of work
during the previous year.
In 1949, Mr. Jolley issude per
mits of $88,725 worth of new con
struction, or repairs, or additions to
During the same year also, $175,
000 was put Into new residences or
additions or repairs to older ones.
The figures show that the in
crease over 1949 was in both busi-
ness and residential construction.
At the same time, however, they
show that new business building
construction far outstripped resi
dential construction in 1950.
Main factors in the tremendous
boost over 1949 building were the
$100,000 tourist court project An
nounced last Thursday, and the
$250,000 Balsam Manor Apartment
project, which is now under con-
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vwpecinc- figures were not nm
mediately available, but evidence
is that new construction and im
provements to existing structures
throughout Haywood County duv
ing 1950 topped the 1949 values by
a substantial margin.
Mr. Jolley's report showing the
Waynesville building picture dur
ing 1950, incidentally, proved his
forecast shortly after the first of
January a year ago was accurate.
A Mountaineer news storv carry-
gratirtude of GI's in Tenth Corps I ing the 1949 figures Quoted him
Headquarters company and the
Ninth Regiment of the Second
One, signed by 12 soldiers in
Tenth Corps, expressed thanks
to the local druggists for help
ing to make "December 25 feel
like a real Christmas, with pres
ents from home."
One soldier of the Ninth
Regiment Sgt. D. J. Hodges of
Oakland, Calif. not only thank
ed Smith's for the gift, but sent
(See Cigarettes Page 8)
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forecasting that the building situa
tion in the town would be better in
The following building pernntri
were issued during November and
Slaughter Construction Co.,
Bruce Jolson, garage apartment;
J. E. Arlington, swelling;
William Howell, repairs;
Haywood Builders Supply, dwell
ing; W. H. Burgin, alterations;
Dr. J. E. Fender, addition;
T. Henry Gaddy. dwelling;
R. V. Welch, tourist cabin;
W. S. Roberts, dwelling;
J. L. Kilpatrick, tourist court;;
Hugh Wright, dwelling;
Dr. J. H. Smathers. business.
In Korea Fighting
Sgt. Robert B. Chapman of Way
nesville arrived in Michigan recent
ly from the Korean War front for
treatment of frost bite.
An Army announcement received
here today said Sergeant Chapman
arrived at Percy Jones Army Hos
pital at Battle Creek, Mich., last
He sustained his injuries while
serving with the Seventh Infantry
The Waynesville combat veteran
was . transferred to'.. Battle Creek
immediately after he arrived In
California from Korea.
Leaders of the Polio campaign in this end of the county are shown here as they mapped final plans for staging the drive. The group
had just heard Mrs. Retha Fullam, (seated, left), superintendent of the Asheville Orthopedic Home, and a native of Haywood, address
the Rotary Club. In the center, on crutches, is Nancy Haney, also of Haywood, and a patient of the home, who accompanied Mrs. Ful
lam here. Others seated, Mrs. Edith P. Alley, president Business and Professional Woman's Club, Nancy, Mrs. Harry Liner, Jr., of the
Beta Sigma Phi; Miss Mary Medford, president1 Secretary's Club. The Rotarians heading the work, left to right, include: Harry Bourne,
Johnny Johnson, chairman, J. Aaron Prevost, Wr. A. Bradley, Ben Sloan and. Hugh Massie. (Staff Photo).
injured . . . . 2
Killed . . . . 0
(This information ' com
piled from , Records of
State Highway PatroL)