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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
66th YEAR NO. 6 16 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 18, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countia
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articular Haywood man
ived his "store" teeth
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life off crpd Wm some
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decided to (axe a
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told him as ne ien lor
ii ran to a window to
plans the sticky gum-
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sight, as he scraped the
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Legionnaires Send A Mother To See Wounded Son
lorgan was posing for a
pher. It was a requested
and the man behind
a stopped short and ask-
tmy cnance are you re-
tordell Hull?" , .
irgan smiled, and replied:
irard of any kinship with
Why do you ask?" '
Ih this lense, there 1s a
esemblance between you
Hull, in fact, a very strlk-
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"That is a compliment,
friend spoke up saying:
o a compliment to Mr.
This group of American Legion members representing the posts of Waynesville and Hazelwood, are
shown "presenting Mrs. Robert Chapman, Sr., with $243 to go to Battle Creek, Mich., and see her'
son, Robert, Jr., who suffered frozen feet and' hands in Korea. Shown here, left to right: Johnny
Summerrow, adjutant of Hazelwood post; Mllas Ferguson, commander of Waynesville post, Carol
Whitner, "Deacon" Woodard, Roy Ruff, commander of the Hazelwood Post, "Bug" Kuykcndall, and
Sheriff Fred Campbell. (Staff Photo).
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Ji C. Royall, former.Sec-
tne Army, called on
Truman, but all he would
their talk was this;
the President some free
fich was probably worth
innsc to questions, Royall
not going back into Gov-
500 pounds of rat poison
Istributed throughout Hay-
f t Monday and Tuesday
fce-scale rat killing cam-
a'th Department: rnnner-
h town officials and the
ent s office, plan to carry
resale fight on the ro
of farmers have joined in
faign. and will place the
their farms. Crews in
put out the poison.
Chamber 01 Commerce
Sets Up Far-Reaching Plan
For Promoting Community
Resigns Here As
Dr. Thomas Stringfield has re
signed, as county phyhlcan. He
has held the post since his fath
er, the late Dr. Sam Stringfield,
died more than three years ago.
Dr. Stringfield, in his letter of
resignation, pointed out he would
serve until March first.
fhan 125 Haywood farm-
fosted in fruits attended
and vegetable school here
ten specialists wera on
aiscuss every phase of
owing, as well as vege-
m Planting to selling.
ssion began at 8:35 and
f anout 4:30.
ne of the best I've ever
vyne Corpening, county
Representative Oral L. Yates was
the author and co-author of two
bills which were introduced in the
House of Representatives this
Yates, and Bryson of Macon, in
troduced a state-wide bill to in
crease the pay of school bus driv-
ers. The bill would appropriate
$276,750 a year during the 1951-53
biennium to boost the drivers pay
from $20 to $25 per month. The
bill was sent to the committee on
Education for action.
On the other bill, Rep. Yates
would stagger the terms of grand
jurors in Haywood.
The measure would provide for
selection of nine members of the
18-member grand jury In January
and nine in July. After the plan
was put in force, each juror serv
ing on the grand jury would serve
one year, as is the present system.
The present method provides for
the grand jury to be named at tne
February term of criminal coun
for a one year term.
The bill was referred to the com
mittee on counties, cities and towns.
ay. January 18 Thursday
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The Chamber of Commerce Is in
for a successful year, if the enthu
siasm of the Board of Directors can
be used as a gauge.
The board on Monday night, with
20 members present, approved a
budget of $7,500 for promoting the
community-at-large, and unanim
ously adopted the program as pre
sented by Dave Fclmct, president
calling for equal emphasis on in
dustry, agriculture and tourist in
the promotion program.
Major committees were named,
and membership dues set at $24,
with associated membership fees
Acting upon recommendations of
the Tourist Association, the board
approved a plan of listing in the
accommodations folders only
those ylaces holding current
memberships in the Chamber of
Commerce. Heretofore, all places
have been listed. This season the
listings will be confined to those
with paid-up dues of $24.
Plans were made for the finance
committee, headed by Harry
Bourne, to make the membership
drive during the month of Febru
(See C of C Page 8)
At Annual Meeting
The Richland Finance Company
had their first annual meeting
Tuesday, and re-elected all officers.
Reports showed a good year for
the institution, which also an
nounced new quarters. The office
is now located in the Sims build
ing, next to Sims Tire Company,
H. S. Ward was re-elected presi
dent, with L. N. Davis-vice-prefsi
dent, Paul Davis secretary-treasur
er, and Clayton C. Walker, and
Claude N. Allen, directors.
Mrs. Lloyd Stevenson is office
manager of the firm.
Gets License Renewed
s. Jones Heads Schools,
ser Re - Enters Navy
Due To Reach His
If trains operate on schedule,
there will be a happy reunion of
mother and son about seven o'clock
Friday night, as Mrs. Robert Chap
man, Sr., walks in to the bedside
of her wounded son, Sgt. Robert,
Jr., in Battle Creek, Mich.
The reunion will be the other
half of a story which began here
last week, when members of the
two posts of the American Legion
decided that Sgt. Chapman needed
to see his mother, as he received
treatment for his frozen nands and
feet in the veteran'i hospital.' Sgt
Chapman is a casualty of the se
vere cold on the battlefront of
The Interested Legionnaires
started the campaign to raise the
money to send Mrs. Chapman to
visit her hon. The idea met the
generous response of the public,
and a total 6f $243 was raised. The
Legionnaires bought her ticket,
and made arrangements to have
her met at Cincinnati, and Detroit,
where she will have to change
Mrs. Chapman is scheduled to
leave, at five Thursday, and due to
arrive at the Battle Creek hospital
about 26 hours later
Jack Messer Recalled
Board Names Mrs.
Mrs. Lucy Jones has been nam
ed county superintendent of Edu
cation, following the resignation of
Jack Messer, who has been called
back into active Naval duty. Mr.
Messer Is to report to the West
coast for duty.
A joint session of the present
board of education, together with
the three members nominated last
May, and elected in November, met
Tuesday afternoon, and heard Mr.
Messer $ resignation. The boards
then named Mrs. Jones, who lias
been county supervisor for the
past two and a half years to fill the
vacancy, Mrs, Jones has been In
school work here in Haywood for
the past 24 years, most of the time
as a member of the high school
Mr. Messer said he was contact
ing Raleigh in regards to an audit,
and hoped to have everything
cleared so he could step out of the
office by January 31st. "Mrs. Jones
is familiar with the work, and the
office, and it is just a matter of
getting clearance, and official re
lease from Raleigh."
Mrs. Jones will be the first wo
man to ever fil the office of county
superintendent of Education in
Haywood. The office is responsible
for some 200 teachers, about 6,500
students, and 53 buses.
It will be almost five years lo the
day that Mr. Messer left the f nvy
as Lieutenant. He received his
discharge on February 1. 1046,
after serving three years in Pacific
waters with the Third Fleet.
He reports to active duty to the
Reserve, Fleet hQadauarters 'in
He was named county superin
(See Mrs. Jones Pane 8)
Navy Calls Jack Messer Back For Navy Duty
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Getting New Door
After a long delay since early
last fall, the fire department is at
last gelling a front door.
The new department was cre
ated in the space between the main
office and police department, but
parts for the automatic over-head.
electrically operated door, was de
Yesterday workmen began the
job of installing the door, and
Many individuals participated in' Planned to have it in operation this
the contributing, and a number of
employees of Unagusta, Wellco,
Royle & Pilkington, The Tannery,
(See Veteran s Mother Page 8)
During the extreme cold weather
the fire trucks have been kept in
the city garage.
This picture Was made, in the board of education office, as Jack Messer, seated at his desk, goes over
some matters with Mrs. Lucy Jones, who is to succeed him as County superintendent of education.
Mr. Messer leaves soon for active duty in the Navy. (Staff Photo).
Dayton Rubber Employees Go 20
Over Quota As Polio Drive Starts
Early Next Week
The Board of Education in
session here Tuesday, was of the
opinion that "every indication
points to the full release of the
report of the State Survey Com
mittee early next week."
The survey was made in De
cember, and the report has been
expected since formal presenta
tion to the State Board.
Word from Raleigh was that
the report has been typed, and
"should be ready for public re
lease early next week."
90 Years Young Today
"Work hard and regular, eat
hearty, and don't worry." j
That is the simple recipe given
by G. W. Burnette, who is observ
ing his 90th birthday today.
When asked what his plans were
for the day, he said dryly: "Guess
I'll, drive to town, visit tne coun
house, read the papers, and go on
back home. If there is too much
snow on the roads, I won t drive.
Mr. Burnette owned the first
car in Haywood a Ford, and has
been driving for 35 years. On Mon
day of this week he got his driver's
license renewed, and took the eye
test without glasses. He looks on
classes as an inconvenience.
He likes to drive, and only two
week aeo was his perfect record
fnr as vear hrnken. And as he
put it, "I was trying to dodge a
woman driver, and had to hit
post," then he hurriedly explained,
"There was not any damage. Guess
start dodging a woman driver, you
got to move fast."
Mr. Burnette said he cranked his
1916 model Ford for 9 years, then
had a self-starter put on. Only once
did he almost get a broken arm
when the car kicked him. He had
to order gasoline by the drum from
Asheville. "There was not a service
station on every block, like there
is now," he commented.
The 90-year-old Haywood native,
sat, down to a birthday cake, and
mused that while he did not care
for cake, he would "eat his share"
of this one.
When he was 66 he was named
game warden for the county. He
held the post seven years, and re
calls he turned over to the author
ities $3,400 the last year he was
in office. s
Among his prize possessions is a
well-worn deputy sheriff badge
a shield of the law which he wore
(See 90-Year-Old Page 8)
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The special committee making a
survey of the 26 communities of
the county, are expected to finish
their work Saturday.
Mrs. Katherine Rlggle, home
specialist, of State College, and C
E. Clark, alsq farm specialist of
State College, . are making the
survey, and checking reports, and
It will be several weeks before
the 1950 winners are announced, it
Last year Ratcliffe Cove won first
place; Iron Duff, second, and White
Employees of Dayton RubVer
CoiVpahy "''have already exceeded
their Polio quota by 20 per cent,
and "still going strong".
Dayton Management and officials
of United Rubber Workers Union,
No. 277, CIO, had set a goal, of
$2,000, but this morning $2,559 had
been subscribed, and more yet to
be added to the total, according to
Harry Bourne, manager.
Due to the excellent response,
and whole-hearted cooperation, the
employees found a letter of thanks
this morning on the bulletin boards
from Mr, Bourne thanking them
for their generous support of such
a worthy cause.
"The action of Dayton employees
is great news and if everyone
works as hard as the Dayton
groups, we will show the world we
arc out to fight Polio to the fin
ish," chairman Johnny Johnson
Ned Tucker was in charge of
the drive at Dayton, and was as
sistod by Lloyd Cogdill, vico-presi
dent of the Union, together with
James Haynes, Orin Pressley and
"Many others joined in the cam
paign, to help organize it through
out the plant," Mr. Tucker said
"In fact, the results tell the story
it was co-operation throughout."
The Rotary Club members re
ported encouraging contributions
as they solicited throughout the
business area. The club is also
operating the Dime Board daily.
Haywood has a quota of $15,200.
Mr. Johnson reminded workers
this week that the National Found
ation spent $2,000 more last year
on Haywood patients than was do
nated from the county.
Haywood workers are pushing
the drive in every part of the
county, with every effort to end it
as soon as possible.
For A Still
The midget of stills, and among
the crudest ever found in Haywood,
was brought In by members of the
Sheriff's office late Wednesday.
The still was made from a 40-
gallon oil drum, and was buried In
a stone and clay furnace. The
officers found the still in the Big
Ridge Mine section.
Three barrels of mash were des
troyed; the still was half-full of
mash. Officers said a "run," had
been made within' 24 hours. ,
Three other burned-out drums
which had been used as a still
The oder of the mash, and even
the empty still could be delected
for a long distance.
Haywood Home Building
Loan Has Banner Year
G. W". Burnette, one of Haywood's oldest citizens, is enjoying his
90th birthday today. In f net the cake here, is just about gone by
now. He is active, and still drives his car. He bought the first car
ever brought into Haywood. He took his driver's license test Mon
day, and passed with flying colors. Those who know Mr. Burnette
will detect something wrong in this picture it does not show his
pipe, a faithful stand-by. 'Staff Photo).
Reports of the best year of the
31-year-old Haywood Home Build
ing and Loan Association marked
the annual stockholders meeting
here Tuesday night.
The stockholders re-elected the
same 10-member board of direc
tors, and later the directors re
elected all officers for another year,
Claude N. Allen, vice president,
presided in the absence of R. L.
Prevost, president, who missed his
second annual meeting In 31 years
due to illness.
L. N. Davis, secretary, gave a de
tailed report of business, and dis
cussed the "banner year" of activ
ity, which saw assets grow to $1,
565.398. This is an increase over
last year of almost a quarter of a
The association now has 1,416
stockholders, Mr. Davis' report
By MRS. J. EDGAR BURNETTE
The prayers of the people-of ou?
church are extended to thc'peopla
of the Spring Hill Baptist fhurcn, ',
in the loss of their lovely church
Donations are also being taken to
help in getting another building
started as soon as possible.
The members of their church
contributed some $3,000 on Sunday
mornintf at their services Iwhich
were hi ld at the Long's Methodist
Church. The pastor, Rev Gay
Chamhers started the contributions
with a check for $1,000 plus his sal
ary until they. get. another, build
ing paid fori ; 1
He, as well as other officers in
addressing the stockholders, held
an optimistic outlook for the in
stitution in 1951.
The association during the year
also increased government insur
ance on stock from $5,000 to $10,
000. Mr. Davis said that $34,410 in
dividends had been paid out dur
ing the past year, and that money
borrowed in 1950 averaged only 66
per cent of the property value.
Officers to serve again during
1951, are: R. L. Prevost, president;
C. N. Allen, vice-president; L. N.
Davis, secretary-treasurer; Miss
Elsie McCracken, assistant. Direc
tors are: Mr. Allen, W. H. Burgin,
J. W. Boyd. Mr. Davis, L. M. Kil
lian, Mr. Prevost, J. W. Ray, C. J.
Reece, O. H. Shelton, and A. T.
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