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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
ISO. 9 8 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C MONDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 29, 1951
53.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
, J tka
rnmla was cnangcu.
ade tight, sprayea wun
cht-mical. and irom men
cut" wires were louna
to this. Mr. Whitehead
er underestimate a i,
thines you would never
credit for doing even
small fish out of rear-
an incident of which
positive proof actually
on is being told for the
int not knowing eiuier m
les, we take it for what it
farmers were discussing
when one spoke up:
I l . kn..IAIi
mv muic nas sui "fovea
you give yours sometime
plain old turpentine," was
tig more was said.
hi days later the two met
I Jim," spoke up the first
I gave my mule turpentine
heaves, and the critter
ly Jim said: '"So did mine,"
15 Elen To
Fifteen Haywood men are sched
uled to leave here at 9:15 Tuesday
mornings for formal induction into
military service. The men wil leave
from the court house, reporting at
the Draft Board office in the third
floor for formal Instructions.
This group will make 56 in ail
who have left here for Induction
since November 17th, when 24 en
tered service. On December 5th an
other group of 17 left.
The group will go to Charlotte.
The men listed in the group to
leave are as follows:
James Donald Slske, Waynes
ville; James Lawrence Birchfield
Canton, Kenneth Earl Hannah
Canton; Herbert Kings Watts, Can
ton; J. M. Price, Clyde; Charles
Everett Sharp, Canton; Donald
Michael Kelly, Canton;
Vernon Henry Shytle, Waynes
ville; Andrew Haney, Clyde; Doyle
Pegram King, Canton; Robert Ed
ward Coward, Balsam; Richard
Howell, Waynesville; Troy Otis
Thompson, Canton; Erwin Grooms,
Canton; and Jack Edwards Reese,
Haywood's Leading Corn Growers
1 I ' I 1
Board Getting Costs
Of Changing Schools
These four Haywood citizens, represented Haywood In Raleigh at the Crop' Improvement Association
over the week-end. Front row, left, Hugh Presnelt, Fines Creek 4-H member, who took part In the
speaking contest, raised 132 bushels of corn, and Boyd Fisher, of the Crabtree 4-11 club, grew 126
bushels per acre. Both boys won $7 as prizes in Raleigh. Left, back row, is Dwight Williams, the state
champion for two successive years, with a yield this past year of 133.64 bushels. He received $200 as
prizes while in Raleigh. On the right, back row, is Grover Dobbins, assistant county agent, who ac
companied the group. (Staff Photo).
people here remember
rnu, the daughter of Mr,
J. Dale SteiMi, wlit-liywl
too many years ago.
f long ago, Miss Stentz,
tacher, decided to do spec-
ntional work in India. The
she was going half way
It he world to take up her
las naturally of some con-
finer, acting on a nuncn,
It Sidelights 1-Page 8)
Way At 11
have been completed for
N 4-H Club Achievement
Saturday, February 3rd,
Harrill, state 4-H Club
and just recently named
f the year for the statu.
'he principal speaker. Also
fS on the program will be
limps, district 4-H Club
Ming win begin at 11
na at 1:30 a recreational
ill be staged at the Arm-
As 2 Cars
Two persons were injured in two
different auto accidents early Sun
day, according to reports of the
C. Hugh Leatherwood, former
ribs, a cut on the head and a bruis
ed shoulder, when his car was de
molished right near his home on
Highway No. 209. Mr. Leather
wood is at home, and said he ap
parently dozed, and went onto the
shoulder of the road, struck a brok
en off telephone pole. The dam
ages to the car were estimated at
between $500 and $1,000. Patrol
man H. Dayton investigated. He
said a driver right back of Mr.
Leatherwood said the car was go
ing about 20 miles an hour when
it left the road.
Also early Sunday morning, a car
said by Patrolman Bryan Basden,
to have been driven by Fred Cal
houn, Jr., left the road at Saunoqk,
hit a parked truck, and broke off
telephone pole. The Calhoun
car was damaged about $400; the
truck $200, in addition to the
utility damage, the Patrolman said.
Stallard James, about 19, suffer
ed severe facial cuts. He was a
passenger in the Calhoun car.
Calhoun received bruises.
Porchlights Of Community
To Shine Wednesday For
Final Push Of Polio Drive
Francis wil be the speaker
"ancis C0VP Communltu
"""it meetinir ti,mj-
It Tin . i"auaj
p. m. -
Bone, chairman, will nre,
a wiupr in thn
'he rain becom-
The February issue The
Farm Journal, a national farm
Journal with a circulation of over
2,850,000 copies, carries an
article "Let's see The Country"
which deals with out-of-state
Mention is made of Haywood's
tour to New York, and also a pic
ture of a group of Haywood citi
zens made at Washington,
The story is based on a tour
made by a group from Iowa.
By April 1
Owners of the 24-unit motor
court on thd Oak Park site here,
nlan tn linvo JhA nritm,t mmntftia
cjtten contiuU--a,.v today
Seventy-five workmen are push
ing construction on the Balsam
Manors, a 22-unlt apartment house,
just back of the high school.
Bruce A. Goode, president of the
corporation, said that construction
was now about twenty-five per cent
complete, and with an "even break
in weather" should have the apart
ments completed by April first.
Mr. Goode is vice president of
Slawter Construction Company,
contractor building the 22 apart
ments and 12 garages, Sixteen of
the units are two-bedroom size,
and six are three bedroom units.
At present there are 24 carpen
ters; 15 common laborers; 15 brick
masons; 10 plumbers and 11 utility
men working on the Job, Mr. Goode
Applications have already been
made for rental of several of the
apartments. Mr. Goods said that
within a week or so he would an
nounce the rental agency, and at
that time receive applications for
Leaders of the polio drive here
hope that every porch light will
burn Wednesday night and every
p 1 t
PAUL DAVIS was named presi
dent of the Merchants Associa
tion by the 12-member board of
Two Trucks Turn
Over On Detour
East Of Canton
Robert Gibson, Jr.
Two large trucks wrecked
the week-end on the Newfound de
tour just east of Canton, according
to records of the highway patrol.
No one was injured, but consider
able property damage done. Both
trucks were wrecked when they nit
the soft shoulders of the road.
One truck was an oil cargo truck,
with 5,000 gallons of Kerosene. A-
bout a third of the oil was spilled,
according to Patrolman Harold
Dayton, investigator .
The other was a transport irac
(See Two Trucks Page 8)
Robert H. Gibson. Jr., son of
Mr and Mrs. Robert Gibson of
Waynesville, received a Bachelor
of Science Degree in Engineering
at graduation exercises at Clem'
son College, Sunday morning.
Today he assumed a position as
engineer with the U. S. Forest
Service, with headquarters in Ashe-
Gibson was graduated from the
Wnvnpsvillp Hieh School in 1844
and served three years in the u. s.
Army, eighteen months of which
were with the army of occupation
in Korea. He entered Davidson
College after receiving his dis
charge and studied there for a
year before going to Clemson.
Among those attending the grad
uation program were Mr. and Mrs.
Gibson, Miss Harriet Gibson, Aaron
Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Calla
han, Misses Edna and Margie Calla
han, and Jasper and Roy Callahan,
the Mothers March on Polio
sponsored by the Waynesville Sec
Johnny Johnson, general chair
man here, said the Wednesday
night results will determine wheth
er or not the goal of $19,400 is
The total of cash in hand to
date is about $5,300, Mr. Johnson
said. There are a number of com
mittees that have not made their
After Wednesday night, we plan
to have every committee turn in
all their receipts, and find out the
exact status of the drive," he ex
Miss Mary Medford, president
of the Secretaries Club, was en
end over the Drospccts for a
generous response Wednesday
night, based on what other places
have done with a similar drive.
All citizens are requested to
have a light burning on their porch,
and some person will call by and
get the donation. The light will
(See Polio Page 8)
from James L. Kilpntrick, one of
the owners, and manager of the
Mr. Kilpntrick said that the con
tractor, David Underwood, was
pushing excavation, and all mater
ials were on hand for (he unit.
All the furnishings for the pro
ject were purchased last week in
New York, by Mr. Kllpatrick, and
(See Motor Court Page 81
Service Unit For
Their 14 Vehicles
Workmen are fluuihlng an ncku
ed grease rack at the town hall,
just, back of the garage: The rack
wil be used for washing and greas
ing the 14 motor vehicles operated
by the town.
The fire department has a ve
hicles, police 2, light department
2, water department 2, street de
partment 4, in addition to the air
compressor and street flusher.
The service unit Is being built of
Local Poultry Project
Gets National Attention
Lions. Spend '51.817 On
Clothing For 175 Children
?ithi I'"" uecom
.n ay part-
'he staff of the
Approximately 175 school child
ren had a total of $1,817 spent on
them during the past 45 days by
the Waynesville Lions Club. The
final figures were computed today
bv Jerrv Roeers, chairman of the
Health and Welfare committee of
the club. '
The amount spent represented a-
bout $50 more than the total rais
ed on the dime board during the
holidays, Mr. Rogers said.
The maior nroiect of the club
however, is the work among the
blind. The club has the blind of
this area as their principal project
and so far have spent a total of
$630 on them. This phase of the
club work is under the direction
At Post Office
On New Schedule
Effective Thursday, the windows
at the Post Office will be open an
hour less than at present.
Beginning Thursday, the money
order window will open at nine and
close at five, according io fosi-
master J. H. Howell.
All other windows will open at
8:30 and close at 5:30.
The Saturday schedule will call
for all windows to open at the
same time as other days, but clos
ing at one o'clock.
The change has been under con
sideration for a long time, Post
master Howell said.
The successful hatching egg pro
gram of the Haywood County Fann
ers Co-operative is attracting na
tional attention. Last week the
Allied Mills, of Chicago, sent down
a representative, "Chuck" Ward,
to make a study of the local program.
In addition to the educational
aspect of the program, Mr. Ward
Paul Davis was named president
of the Merchants Association, suc
ceeding C. ,1. Recce, at the board of
Mr. Davis, genera! manager of
the L. N. Davis Insurance and Real
Estate firm here, said this morn
ing that he would announce com
mittee appointments at an early
He pointed out to the directors,
the need for the merchants group
to make a special study of bring-
ng in more industry to the com
munity, and suggested the close co
operation with oilier groups of the
area in working towards this goal.
Other officers include C. D. Ket-
ner, first vice president; Joe Cline.
2nd vice president; Joe Jack At
kins, treasurer, and Mrs. Gordon
Other directors, besides these
irectors include Mr. Reece, Hen
ry Davis, Ben Phillips, Fred Mar
tin, Jr., Hugh Massie, Charles
Woodard, Joe Howell, Charles Ray,
H. M. Dulin, Richard Bradley, and
Two Boards Go Over
Report; To Get
State School Survey
Architects and engineers are be
ing called in by the Board of Edu
cation to make an estimate as to
cost of fulfilling the recommenda
tions of the State School Survey
Committee, relative to Haywood
The Education board, meeting
with the county commissioner! on
Friday, checked the 9-page report
In detail. No formal recommenda
tion, or action was taken, pending
the receipt of the estimate of cost
for adding the 90 rooms to Hay.
wood schools throughout the coun
Officials would not even ven
ture a guess as to what the total
would cost. They explained that
they expected It would take a week
of so for the estimates to be com
puted. When the estimates as to cost
are received, then the board of
education, through their chairman,
R. T. Messer, said, "we will have
something definite with which we
can work. As the mutter now stands,
we do not have any costs as to the
recommendations of the Survey
Committee. The committee made
recommendations covering every
school in the county, as to needs,
and their ideas of correcting con
ditions, but as you know, no men
tion was made of the cost, and that
is a very important item."
has shipped to their research de
partment, some chicks for further
"We are happy that others are
recognizing the success of the pro
gram 'we have launched, H. M
Dulin, general manager said. 'It
shows that we have something
in fact, we know we have, because
results have proven that point."
100 Years Old Has Rheumatism
of Lee Davis.
The needy school children were
hroueht in bv members of the clun
and carired to different stores and
fitted in warm, suitable doming.
All monies are spent on fitted
clothing. No cash is given. .
Other projects of the club in
clude assistance to a student in
school, donation to 4-H club work,
Boy Scouts, and several other
worthwhile projects of the com-
Lawrence Leatherwood is presi
dent of the organization, and every
member participates in carrying
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...in. n, wnrir with the blind, it
was pointed out
Tax Offices Have
Rush As People
Tax offices, and tax listers felt
the brunt of the last-minute rush
over the week-end. At times on
Saturday, the line stood out in the
hall, trying to get to the tax office
to pay 1950 taxes, and another line
equally as long stood awaiting their
turn to list property for taxes.
Officials were too busy to make
a check tin the percentage of tax
payers meeting the deadline, Sebe
Bryson, tax collector, said "pay
ment of 1950 taxes has been heavy
how it compares with this same
time last year, we haven't had time
to check. Everyone is wanting to
avoid the penalty.
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Mrs Robert Rogers, who observed her 100th birthday last October,
is "laid up" with an attack of rheumatism at the Haywood County
Hospital. She is cheerfully looking forward to her 101st birthday
party this fall. Standing at her bedside is Mrs. Rufus Ratcliffe,
one of the many nurses who is seeing that the patient gets every
comfort and care. (Staff Photo).
Front Wheel Breaks Off
Car Turning Corner Here
One Main Street Waynesville
motorist found the "going diffi
cult" late Friday afternoon, as he
turned the corner from Depot
Just as he made the turn, the
right front wheel of his car broke
off at the axle, and crumbled to the
No other damage was done, and
in short order the crippled car was
jacked up, rolled to the curb, and
new spindle put on.
Shufford Mills, watchman on the
watershed, was "getting along
satisfactorily" at noon today, fol
lowing exposure, and loss of blood
Sunday afternoon and night,
Mills was last seen about 2:30
Sunday afternoon, and when ho
did not meet Bradford Mehaffey,
with whom he was hiking near the
Big Ridge Mine, at a reasonable
hour, a searching party was orga
nized to look for the 50-year-old
When dark overtook the party,
they resorted to the use of the
State bloodhound, and tracked
Mills to a spot through rugged
terrain, about 2VS miles from a
point where a Jeep could travel,
according to Chief of Police Or
ville Noland. The watchman had
hiked bark, into the dense woods,
and for reasons unexplained, Chief
Noland said the watchman had
slashed his wrists and ankle.
The searching party found Mills
about 1:15 a. m. He had to be
carried out over the 2 It miles of
rough country, to a Jeep, and then
on to the Hospital where he was
given a blood trasfusion.
"Had he stayed there until morn
ing he would have died from ex-
(See Posse Finds Man Page 8)
100 -Year -Old Resident
Looking Forward To Her
101st Birthday In Oct.
"How does it feel to be 100 years
A standard uestion which Mrs.
Matilda Rogers gets often as she
greets visitors at the Haywood
County Hospital, where she is re
covering from an attack of rheum
Mrs. Rogers is quick jo answer,
and is looking forward to her 101-1
year-old birthday in October with
optimistic anticipation. "I
She often tells members of her
family she feels like she will live
to be 120.
Mrs. Rogers was born in Hay
wood, and was a Duckett. In re
sponse to her early days, she points
out that many of her people were
"long-livers" and she guesses she'll
be one too. .
When asked what advice she had
for young people, she promptly re
plied: "LiVe right, or you'll son
pass away." She also believes plen
ty of rest and sleep are essential
to good health. All through the
years she has made it a practice of
getting up before sunrise, and re
tiring by eight o'clock.
Until a year of so ago she sewed
and carried on her daily chorea
without aid of glasses. On her 99th
birthday she went up the stairs foU
(See Mrs. Rogers Page 8) i
Killed . ... 0
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway PatroL
Turn. On Your Torchlight Wednesday Night - And Give Generously To The Polio Drive