pornI 220-2S0 s T
l.ni ago we wu -
little story bdoui
Lem gradually to be
keems somebody s go-
fed a pretty girl In a
a little doU sKunK
day. the guv miss
le.told us, with a lit-
her voice, that sne
Be skunk missing last
it was right there,
his perch on her
tie was suiir, ,"
memory of his joy
was the nicest skunk
regarding any sus-
fet shrugged and said
me said she held no
Its now is for her lit
ampbcll. Sr., reports
fling her third lot of
animals the men at
irans Hospital make,
selling the animals
led veterans shortly
nas, paying the men
selling them at cost.
100 of them not a
you wrote, she ex-
pot of 50 are on their
ell reports the little
Iks, pandas, squirrels.
Bica.s of small game
hilar with Waynes
n buttoned his collar
chill wind that swept
rippled the cold-
p dog trotted beside
the cold, looking up
little anxiously, every
avc vtiat uc imuii
i t ten years old then.
Hights Page 6)
h wag demonstrated
ess and civic officials
now is available for
! to motorists in the
kea, Charlie's Texaco
r for B. F. Goodrich.
fdard recently attend-
of the B. F. Goodrich
store managers in
re he saw cars equip-
peless tires run over
ikes without losine a
I He said a tubeless
fires Page 6)
fion today, for their
i Monday meeting.
C. Francis said that
re were all that were
fe the board.
drew a jury for the
m of criminal court.
fy drawn will come the
ir the year. The grand
named when court
ere called to the Big
htatlon at Lake Juna
nine o'clock Sunday
aze starting from an
fen caused slight
pi is owned by Jerry
knuary 15 Deereasine
r'ndy. and mild Mon
ti colder Monday night,
led by the staff of the
Max. Mln. Presc.
5 SO .06 '
Hto :, 15 .03
- 58 31 ' .01
All That Remains
A $50,000 loss was sustained when flames destroyed the 8-month-oId Spring Hill Baptist church in
Henson Cove early Saturday morning. This picture was made from the side parking lot of the church.
The leaning chimney shown here crashed in less than 30 seconds after this picture was made. The
chimney fell towards the front of the church. Other pictures on Page Six. (Staff Photo).
Looking For Mid
William E. Cook, wanted for
the murder of 10 people, was
caught In Mexico shortly after
noon today, according to a mes
sage received by Chief Orville
. Noland, over the highway patrol
Earlier today officers had two
tips from citizens, that "Cook
was seen driving towards Way
nesville from Ashevllle."
':Three hichwav natrOlmen from
county over the week-end: The
report that William E. Cook was
reported "definitely" identified in
north Georgia, sent officers to the
state line to block roads.
At noon today no further Infor
mation had been received as to
the whereabout of the 21-year-old
ex-convict, who is believed to have
murdered eight people, and prob
His father lives in Missouri.
Tate Injured In
Harmon Tate of Iron Duff was
injured Thursday night when the
wholesale milk truck he was driv
ing left the highway and overturn
ed just east of the tiuncomDe
Tate is under treatment at Hay
wood County Hospital for a back
The truck was owned by Cald
well's Dairy of Iron Duff. The
dairy is operated by Raymond Cald
7 School Signs
Given To Police
Seven large highway signs have
been put in use by the police at
the schools in town. The signs are
the gift of an out-of-town bakery,
and will be used on streets in
front of schools.
The signs show a little girl, I He-
size, with the words on each sicie
Chief of Police Orville Noland
said the signs will be used in con
nection with the police patrol of
the schools. ' Patrols are station
ed at East Waynesvilie and Cen
tral Elementary schools daily, and
on alternate davs at High School.
Aliens Creek, Pigeon Street school
and St. John's.
Mother To See Wounded
Son In Army Hospital
All motor vehicles operated in
Waynesvilie must have a city tag
by February first. This warning
was issued today by Chief of Police
The tags are on sale at the city
1 Motorists failing to comply with
the law will be cited to court, be
Published Twice-A-Week In .The County Seat of Haywood County
12 PAGES Associated Press
Of New Spring Hill
$50,000 Loss Sustained
As Spring S2ill Baptist
Church Burned Saturday
$303 Raised By
For Polio Fund
The third annual singing con
vention raised $303 for the Polio
drive here on Sunday afternoon.
A capacity audience packed the
for the to an4 i Mt JJtur ir-. J
I formance. Six groups of singers
participated, under the direction
.or Kev. C. L. Allen and W. T.
During the program several per
sons who had suffered from polio
were presented, and Rev. M, R.
Williamson briefly outlined the
need for the campaign.
Sunday's contribution exceeded
the 1950 sum by about $100.
Lindau Is Named
Editor Of Bryson
William E. Lindau, for the past
18 months with the news depart
ment of The Mountaineer, has as
sumed the duty as editor of The
Smoky Mountain Times Bryson
City, this morning.
For the present the Lindaus will
continue to make their home here;
moving as soon as they can find
a place in Bryson City.
Drv cleaning establishments of
the community today are announc
inr; a general increase in prices.
The increase is due to higher
operating costs, the notice pointed
All establishments are operating
under the same price schedule, a
Granted By Court
The January term of civil court
adjourned Friday afternoon about
A number of cases were cleared
from the docket, and 12 divorces
Judge J. A. Rousseau presided.
Through the generosity of the
American Legion Posts of Way
nesvilie and Hazelwood, Mrs, Rob
ers B. Chapman will leave this
week for Battle Creek, Michigan,
to visit her son, Set. Chapman, con
fined in an Army hospital.
The two Legion Posts are mak
ing up a purse of $100 to send Mrs.
Chapman to visit her son. Dona
tions are still being received by
officers, of both posts.
Sgt. Chapman suffered frostbite
of both feet and hands while flght
inz In Korea. He was with the
Seventh linfantry Division.
An early morning fire Saturday
gutted the new Spring Hill Bap
list church in Henson Cove, with a
loss of $50,000.
Kev. Cay Chambers, pastor of
the church, said this morning that
"we have no idea how the disas
trous fire started. There had not
been a meeting in the building
since Thursday night."
' The building committee of the
church wers .scheduled JoJiold, a
meeting tonight tn discuss . plan!
for rebuilding. "We hope to re
build just as soon as possible, and
on the same site," KeVi Chambers
For the present the congrega
tion will meet with the Long's
Rev. Mr. Chambers said he was
among the first to arrive at the
scene, and said flames were leaphig
from the roof. Not a thing was
saved. A library valued at $1,000,
together with all furniture, and
fixtures were destroyed.
People from all parts of the
county visited the scene on Sunday,
and stood about In the high wind
in silence, as they gazed at the
About three o'clock, the tall
chimney subcumbed to the high
winds, and crashed into the char
red remains of the building.
The building cost about $40,000,
plus a lot of free labor and ma
terials donated by members and
friends. Rev. Mr. Chambers said
that it was estimated that $(i(l,000
would be required to replace the
building and contents. The church
had $30,000 insurance, the pastor
Canton firemen who answered
the 1 a. m. alarm found the roof
of the new brick building consum
ed in flames when they arrived,
and the situation beyond control.
The department said that, the
lack of water near the hill-top
church severely handicapped efforts
to fight the blaze.
The modern church, with a seat
ing capacity great enough for 335
worshipers and containing 19 class
rooms, was dedicated only last
Construction had been started
about 12 months before, and the
new church had replaced the old
frame building that had served the
Spring Hill congregation for more
than half a century.
Boosters Organize To
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
will organize a safety council to
combat highway accidents,
The members adopted a motion
to this effect Thursday Immediately
after hearing State Highway Patrol
Capt. William Speed discuss the
high toll In lives and property that
accidents took In North Carolina
They expressed hope that the
Safety Council movement to pro
mote highway safety would spread
throughout the county.
A similar movement during
World War H was credited by State
Highway Patrol officials with dras
tically reducing the state's traffic
. Captain Speed is commander of
At The Eastern Entrance Of
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 15,
laywood During' Past Year
Much Interest Ueing
Shown. In -Drive, As
Haywood Sets To
Meet $15,200 Quota
The 1951 March of Intnes open
ed In Haywood County and
throughout the rest of the nation
The workers in the Canton and
Waynesvilie areas are dividing the
responsibility between them lor
raising the county's $15,200 quota.
This Is $200 above la year s
The 1950 campaign ended with
Haywood business firms and peo
ple giving more than $1,000 above
what tin; Ma'h of Dimes officials
Johnny Johnson, Waynesvilie
area Campaign Director, today
called upon all residents "to join
the all-out drive for funds needed
to stem the rising tide of polio."
"The 1951 March of Dimes be
gins Monday," Mr. Johnson
said, "and lasts a little over two
wecks.fi 'But in that short time
we can help thousands upon
thousands of polio patients for
whom recovery is measured in
terms of ten or twenty or fifty
weeks If hot ion, er, I think we
toweV Uiem,fhftlwb weeks of our
' ownITorts. Il ls little enough
If we can save some child from
a lifetime of paralysis."
Mr. Johnson disclosed that more
than 100,000 people were stricken
by polio in the years '48-50, with
four out of five of them receiving
help in whole or In part fropi the
National Foundation of Infantile
Paralysis, on whose behalf the
March of Dimes is conducted.
"Last fall," Mr. Johnson said,
"the National Foundation ran out
of epidemic aid funds and had
to call upon whatever chapters
were still solvent to bolster its
(See Polio Page 6)
Bob Francis Is Re
Elected Head Of
Bob Francis was re-elected chair
man of the HatclifTe CoVc Com
munity Development Program at a
meeting held Thursday nighi in the
Community Building. Mark Gal
loway was re-elected treasurer and
new officers named were Lem
Leopard,' vice-chairman; Miss Nan
cy Leopard, secretary; and Mrs.
Carl Jones, reporter.
Mrs. Mark Galloway was in
charge of the program presented
after the business session and the
following members took part:
Arby Jo Jones, Barbara HatclifTe.
Milas. Kilkpatrick, Mrs. George
Liner, Miss Franzie Noland; Miss
Mary Gail Kirkpatrick, Gail Wood
ard, Mrs. Hugh Ratcliffe. Mrs. Al
gie Ratcliffe. Ward Kirkpatrick. -R.
B. Phillips and Boone Swayngim.
A spelling match was held with
all persons present taking part and
Mrs. Carl Jones was cboi.en to rep
resent the community in the coun
tywide spelling match at the Court
the Western North Carolina area
for the State Patrol.
He will help the club in setting
up the mechanics of the organiza
tion. During his featured address at
the club's regular meeting Thurs
day night, he declared:
"The two most dangerous public
enemies in America today are:
first. Communism; second, traffic
He cited statistics to show that
highway accidents have taken more
lives than sny war has.
At the meeting, also, the Club's
guests were Mrs. Wise and Mrs.
Harry Bourne, representatives of
the Hazelwood Brownie Girl Scout
(See Boosters Page 6)
The Great Smoky Mountains
Ebads Improved In
To Lecture In Fruit
GEORGE G. JONES
; , K 4 V
u a i
George G. Jones and H. R. Nlswonger, N. C. State College Exten
sion specialists, will lecture at the Fruit and Vegetable School
which will be held here Jan. 17. Another specialist, Howard R.
Ganiss, rounds out the faculty.
An over-flow crow Is expected
at the Community Development
debate and spelling bee here Tues.
day night. The varied ' program4
will be held In the court house,
starting at 7:30. Plans are being
made to have the Armory heated
In case It is found the court room
will not seat the crowd.
A county-wide spelling bee will
conducted, with each community
slated to send in a representative.
Turner Cathey, assistant county
agent is in charge.
Special singing by groups from
throughout the county will also be
featured on the program.
One of the highlights will be a
debate between the "east and west"
on the ouery: "North Carolina is
going to the extreme In school
The affirmative will be Frank M.
Davis, of Iron Duff, and Robert
Francis of Ratcliffe Cove. The
negative team will be George
Slamey, of Center Pigeon, and
Glen W. Brown, of North Clyde.
j Similar programs heretofore
i have brought out record crowds.
Last Month, Back
In Action Again
First Lt. Charles Curtis of
Waynesvilie, wounded In action
near llurignam In early December,
is back at the front again.
His wife said today she had re
reived a letter last week saying
that lie had been released from the
The Waynesvilie veteran, one of
Western North Carolina's best
known amateur golfers, had been
hit shortly after he had helped
direct his company in a counter
attack that helped them fight their
way mil of a Chinese Red ambush
in North Korea.
A veteran of tlje fighting in Eur
ii in World War II, he is serving
with the Seventh Infantry Division.
Williamson Says Europe
Should Cooperate Before
Further U.S. Aid Given
The Rev. M. R. Williamson, pas
tor of the Waynesvilie Presbyterian
Church, declared Thursday night
the United States should not ex
tend any further military aid to
the nations of Europe untd they
show they are definitely interest
ed in cooperating , among them
selves. His address featured the regu
lar weekly meeting of the Waynes
vilie Lions Club.
Mr, Williamson suggested to his
audience that the nations of West
ern Europe should form a sort of
"United States Of Europe" before
our nation committed Itself to
spending any more of her human
1931 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countia
II. R. NISWONGER
School To Be
Held Here Jan. 17
Three N. C. State College speci
alists will conduct a day-long Fruit
and Vegetable School next Wed
nesday for Haywood County pro
ducers and agricultural workers.
County Agent Wayne Corpen
announced the details today.
Presiding over the lecture ses
sions will be George D. Jones, H.
V. ! ?-l ' ::' .'-i'
k. Niswongcr, ana nowara n.
Garriss of State College.
The classes will start at 9:30
p.m. and continue until 4 p.m., at
the Haywood County Court House.
Mr. Corpening said the classes
also will prove very Informative
for members of 4-H Clubs and Fu
ture Farmers of America chapters.
Classes will be conducted on
three principal subjects; entomol
ogy (insects affecting fruits and
vegetables), horticulture, and path
ology (disenses and methods for
Will Share In
Haywood County wil receive $4,
B20 as Its part (T the lotal of $56
007 nlloratcd to 1H Western North
Carolina counties by the U. S. For
est Service as their share of the
national forest receipts in the fis
cal year ending June 30.
Under Federal law, one-fourth of
the receipts from sources such as
the sale of national forest timber
must be paid to the states for the
benefit of the public schools and
public roads of the counties in
which national forests are situated.
Each county's share is based on
the proportion that the national
forest area in each county bears to
the total area of the forest.
Chamber of Commerce
Board Meets Tonight
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
tonight at 7::t0.
Dave Keloid, president, is slat
ed to annoiini'e committee appoint
ments tonight, and outline a pro
posed program for Hie year.
and material resource.
Drawing the implications from
Arnold Toynbce's "A Study Of
History," he warned that this na
tion, as entire civilizations have
done m the pa:4. could commit sui
cide by watting her resources tn a
gigantic effort to hold up sinking
nations which have shown no in
clination to help themselves.
Mr. Toynbee, the eminent Eng
lish philosopher of history and his
tonan, in his widely acclaimed
"Study," discusses civilizations and
attempts to determine the underly
ing causes which led to the de
cline and destruction of civilization
(See Europe-fcPaje 6)
In a democracy there If
much complaint and little
suffering. In a dictatorship
there U much suffering and
About 25 Miles
Paved; 37 Miles
Graded, and 16 Miles
Topped With Macadam
A total of 78 miles of roads in
Haywood county were either paved,
graded, or otherwise Improved
This was announced in Y report
made public today by the State
Highway Commissions Division
The report said the work, done
under the $200-mlllion-dollar state
road program, included:
24 8 miles of roads paved.
37.3 miles graded, drained, and
13.9 miles of existing traffic
bound macadam surface strength
ened with additional material.
In addition to this, the Commls.
mission also did the following work
In Haywood during 1950:
Primary Regular Budget (Com
pleted 1950 Resurfacing with bi
tuminous seal coat of lis 276 from
Waynesvilie to Cruso 9.6 miles.
Secondary Regular Budget (Com
pleted 1950) Grading, traffic
bound macadam, bituminous sur
face treatment on driveways at 13
Primary Regular Budget (Under
Construction Grading, structures,
traffic bound macadam and bi
tuminous surface treatment on US
19 and 23 from Canton to Bun
combe county line 3.2 miles.
Secondary Regular Budget
(Under Construction) Grading,
traffic bound macadam and bitumi
nous surface treatment on Max
Patch Road from Intersection with
Fine sCreck Road, to Belmont
Church 3.9 mile's.""
Municipal (Completed 1950 1
Waynesvilie Resurfacing with
bituminous seal coat 1 mile. Grad
ing, traffic bound macadam iind
bituminous surface treatment
Clyde Grading, traffic bound
macadam end bituminous surface
treatment -0.1 mile.
Wade Francis Is
4-H Club Council
Wade Francis was named presi
dent of the 4-H Club county coun
cil at the annual meeting here Sat
urday. The council is composed of
officers of the 22 clubs in the
Other officers are: Dorothy
Swayngim, of Lake Jutialuska. vice
president; Maltie Sue Medford.
secretary of the Crablree-lron Dull
club; Charles McElroy. of East
Waynesvilie. treasurer; Kegina Fer
guson, of Fines Creek, reporter.
Patsy McCracken, of Bethel, sore
leader, and Patsy Franklin, of
Hazelwood. assistant song leader
The group discussed plans for
programs for the coming month
with their leaders.
Trends Of Wolfaro
At Canton Mcefing
Frank M. Davis wai the speaker;
at the Canton, Civitdn Club on last
Thursday. He discussed the gene
ral trends in welfare, and the cost
of welfare to the county and state.
Mr. Davis is a member of the
county board of commissioners.
He said, "more is spent on wel
fare in Haywood than is collected
by the county on all real estate in
the county. - Of course,-- a large
part comes from the state, but that;
is tax money, too."
Injured . . . 2
Killed . . . . 0
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol,