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66th YEAR NO. 11 8 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C MONDAY AFTERNOON. FEB. 5, 1951
(3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiei
likes to slip off on
Stand-in For Movies Made Here
6 - Man Commission Named To
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idea who would take
d knowing it was
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ill Bf,ul ,m h.
L.k he was sun"--
JL- h. aw the miss-
: r" ,,rned.and ap-
L ot mucn ww
. ..(..rman. always a fish-
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no matter wtiai taw -
.. i. a iih Tnm Lee.
I Tnm was enjoying
. r. th Mr. and Mrs.
Ecm Hazelwood I creek
h were biting gooa,
Im and it was J"sl BDO"1
,ble a time as you could
l.l . Mpndlv oolecat join
company. Apparently uw
time been a pet.
I the little fellow followed
around lust like a
it. When the group went to
LmD that night, the pole
U the early hours of the
lg, Tom felt something move
leet His first thought was a
iar had wandered into
H tauintcd through half
esind could not see a bear,
derided it was either Ms
ition or a snake.
it Is a snake, I'll kick the
is out of him when he
mv lee again." thought
if it is my imagination, I'll
back to sleep and dream
mother good day's fishing."
it that time, something cold
I Tom's leg, He pulled back
es. and kicked as hard as a
rl mule. Out from under
Inket shot the polecat.
I realized it wag the polecat
H the time he saw it, be-
Wetfi w& other evidence
k polecat was an unhappy
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Five Members Oi Canion
Family Burned To Death
coughed, and moved away
not so bad after the first
lurs," he tried to believe.
Jrrivcd at the conclusion,
le moral of the storv is.
kick a polecat out of bed
I've away and let him have
hen trout season comes
Win. the smellv inrlrfpnt
ve been long forgotten.
Long White Fence
wn are finishing construe-2-mile
white fence around
not Dr. J. L. Reeves in
mo. The placs is known as
Knoll Farms unA th.
"" HI1U lUC
pps be the longest single
the county. When complet-
("ico, u win literally
the pretty farm like a
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Mrs. Arthur Corbin, who doubled for Susan Hajfward In V S flrst
scenes of "I'd Climb The Highest Mountain" as set if'were
made in Barber's Orchard, is looking forward to'sctlHs.ihe picture
at the Park on April 1, 2 and 3. Mrs. Corbin, of Sftomu ifiwas right
at home in the orchard, as her husband works for- feather's, and
she was born in the community daughter of Mr. anoTMn. E, W.
She is the mother of two small daughters, and said of mak
ing the scenes: "It was a lot of fun, but really somewhat monoton
ous waiting out all those spring showers that were such a head
ache to the cameramen no, I'm quite sure I would not like to be
a star, I prefer to cook, sew, and care for my family."
Movie, With Scenes Of
Local Orchard, Reviewed
His Shadow And
Not only did the Groundhog
see his shadow, but he got a
whiff of almost zero weather be
sides. Rumor has it that between the
bright sunshine, and the nippy
weather, that the Groundhog
went even deeper in his burrow
than he had been all year, to
patiently await the passing of the
next six weeks of winter.
There wasn't a cloud, in the
sky when Mr. Groundhog was
supposed to come forth and take
Srt. Robert Chamoan. Jr., was
to be ooerated on today at Per
cy Jones General Hospital, Bat
tle Creek, Michigan, according
to his mother, Mrs. Robert Chap
man of Haselwood.
He will undergo a partial am
putation of both feet.
. Sgt. Chapman suffered severe
frostbite in Korea, and has been
in the hospital since January 4.
Mrs. Chapman returned Fri
day from a five-day visit to her
son, made possible by the efforts
of the Hazelwood and Waynes
ville American Legion posts.
An attempt to save his four
children, trapped by fire In a farm
house, cost the life of Ednar
Trague of Canton early Saturday
morning. The children, Billy, 11;
Carl, 9; Bobby, 5; and Lucille, 3,
died with him.
Teacue was employed by the
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany as a switchman at the Cham
pion rail yards.
He had none to loin his w ile and
children in Diilard, Georgia, for a
reunion with other members of
Fire broke out, investigators
said, from an overturned stove.
and spread rapidly. After carry
ing the smallest children to sate-
ty, Teague returned to help the
others, but was trapped with them.
His body and those of the chil
dren were taken to the Cannon
Funeral Home In Clayton, Ga. It
Is thought that funeral arrange
ments will be made there, as the
families of both Mr. and Mrs.
I Teague are residents of that area
Grand Jury Named Here
As Criminal Court Opens
Does It Mean?
of the prettiest holly trees
: are in the Rocky
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L... "'y are luuaea
fitn berries, in tn ik.
I .., titc li ex. O
i many berriec h v,
u "'o, nicy
f crimson glow.
w some one in authority
Win that a heavy crop of
10W Itlnnc . - ...I
. ci, a warm,
fnt spring-it must mean
Editor's ntrte Last J Whig, a
croup of photographers made
scenes in. Barber's Orchard here for
the movie "I'd Climb The Highest
Mountain". The scenes were of a
couple in a horse and buggy riding
through the orchard of blooms.
Today. Gene Handsaker, special
writer for Associated Press tells
about the movie, now being shown
throughout the country.
Bisters Club Will
Meet Thursday At 7
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
will meet Thursday evening, at
seven o'clock at the Presbyterian
dining hall for their regular
monthly meeting. Sam Lane is
president, and Thurman R. Smith
By GENE HANDSAKER
HOLLYWOOD "Id Climb the
Highest Mountain", is a warm
hearted pretty, but hard-hitting
movie about a Georgia mountain
minister and his wife, Without be
ing preachy, it's more; stirring
than many a sermon, 1 .
William Lundigan and busan
Hayward seem at first a little more
like two ' Hollywood stars than a
believable preacher and his wife.
But they play their, meaty roles
with such evident earnestness that
they become acceptable. Around
them are interesting Supporting
players and extras including, 20th
Century Fox says, BOO Georgia citi
zens. " 7V
The film was adapted from Cor
ra Harris' hook. ""Circuit Rider's
Wife" about life with a Methodist
parson. It starts with the newly-
weds' arrival at an isolated parson
age in beautiful mountainous coun
try that is new to the bride.
There are members of the con
(See Movies Page 8)
pw-Bound Motorist Is
m Of 19-Hour Search
und motorist in a re
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ft" .of the county
ht ..j . B v"wu ill-
J r turday, but ended
m2,i,a(boutnoon' when the
mtor.st arrived homp f.
1 1 was 'urou h witIl' dirt
P winter fmm i.
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aim .li.u.r'.'" faruy
PUttlei. "mia ClOUCU
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rrpek works in Lowland, Tenn.,
anrt Ipft there for his usual week
end trip- home about four o clock
Friday. The trip is usually made
in three hours.
At ohont ten o'clock Friday night
the family began to get worried.
and a searching party was organis
ed to look for the man. The high
way patrol of both North Carolina
and Tennessee entered the search,
as well as the sheriff s department.
a. if nmoM out Caldwell had
been advised to take a little-used
road, as a short-cut, and save a mi
of travel time. He did, and got
in the snow atop the mountain. He
found the only house in the remote
section the home of a preacnei
spent the night, and then wun some
help, got the car out the nexi
morning and came on nome,
1U IIIC uivu,"i
felt that perhaps Caldwell would
try the "short-cut ' ana nau 6....
ini mi .mi innkine for him.
Caldwell realized that anyone get
ting in the area would have uu.
iti u omnr, went after tnc
searcher, and sure enough, he. was
Stuck fast. His car was puuea v
loudly .praising the .merits of the
3 Inches Of Snow
In Soco Gap Area
A three-inch snow fell in a short
time in the Soco-Maggie section
shortly after noon Sunday. In a tew
minntps the hiehway was covered,
and motorists had to resort to
chains. In a short time highway
crews had spread sand over the
Patrolman Joe Merrill said that
his car was covered in 10 minutes,
anH tai mhp snow faul was "about
the fastest and hardest seen in a
Up Polio Funds
Polio campaign officials were
checking up today on the re
sults of the campaign in Hay
AU Indications were that the
fund would run "close" to the
quota of $19,400, according to
Johnny Johnson. '. :' '
The final report U scheduled
to be complete bjr Wednesday.
The February term of criminal
court convened today, and just
prior to the noon hour, had nam
ed an 18-member urana Jury, ana
heard the charge of Judge J. A,
Rousseau Court officials were all
set to start In on one of the heavi
est dockets in many years.
Solicitor Thad Bryson, Jr., turn
ed over a large number of papers
t0 the grand Jury to begin their
Rpfore the Grand Jury was
named, Judge Rousscan called Ra
leigh for an official copy of the
new law recently enacted, which
put the Grand Jury here on a
stasaerint system, with nine be
Ing elected in February and nine
in July terms of court.
The names of two women were
called when the Grand Jury was
being drawn. Judge Rousseau ex
cused one, and the other was HI
Wavne Medford. of Canton, and
employee of Champion Paper and
Fibre Company, was named lore
man. Others named to serve on
thP Grand Jury for a year were:
Doyce E. Cogburn, Zack L. Masscy
Charlie Henson. Howard Leather
wood. D. N. Arrineton, Arthur
Wall, Hayden Price and D. Rax
Those to serve until the July
term of court are: Forrest F. Carr
D. J. Noland, Fred A. Glance, A.
H Amos, W. H. Kinsland, Ray
Jenkins. Gilbert T. Davis. W. M
Oxner and Carl Arrington.
Jim Palmer was named officer
of the Grand Jury.
Judge Rousseau climaxed his
charge to the Grand Jury by in
structing the officers to arrest any
person found spitting on the oors
or walls, and in any way damaging
the court house. Call tnem in ana
we will see what we can do with
him." he said.
The iudee also termed the dnv
er under the influence of intoxic
ants as more dangerous than
(See Court Page 8)
$709,47.2 Spent On
According to the records of the
State Highway Commission, a
total of $709,422 has been spent
on rural roads In Haywood out
of bond money. This record is
as of December 31, according to
W. M. Corklll, division engin
eer. Under the provisions of the
bond Issue, Haywood's share of
the two hundred million is $1,-892,000.
4-E3 Club Members Given
1950 Mievement Awards
TOMMY LANE IN HOSPITAL
Tommy Lane, sone of Col. and
Mrs Raymond Lane of Lake Juna
luska, is a patient at Mission Hos
pital, Ashfcville, ( '
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MALCOM WILLIAMSON. JR..
first place winner in the State
Declamation contest on Satur
day. He is making the sune ad
dress in Washington tonight,
In State Contest
3 Men From
Yates Signs Bill
Vote On Liquor
Representative Oral L. Yates
was one of five Western North
Carolina Legislators Who intro
duced a bill in the General Assem
bly calling for a statewide refer
endum on the sale of liquor, beer
The bill was referred to the
committee on propositions and
Some observers in Raleigh say
the bill will die in the committee.
Malcolm Williamson, Jr., won
first place in a state-wide dccla
mation contest at the State Re-
mibllran Convention held In Win
ston-Salem last Saturday, speaking
on the subject, "The Republican
Party And The Future."
He was awarded a check for $100
as first prize and was Invited to
deliver hi sneach at the Lincoln
Day. dlnneK.hald- Saturday .vefl4
ing in tne ban room or uie Kooert
E. Lee Hotel and attended by 500
At the conclusion of the meeting
Saturday night, Senator Owen
Rrewster. who was the kev note
speaker, Invited Malcolm to Wash
ington, D. C. to deliver his address
at the National Republican Lincoln
Day dinner to be held tonight.
Malcolm left by plane this morn
ing to fill the engagement in Wash
ington. Winning the State Contest is a
distinct honor as the speaker wrote
his own speech and competed with
high school students from all over
the state. It ig an honor also
inasmuch as his speech was so well
rielivpred that he was invited im
mediately to speak in Washington
tonight before several thousand
prominent people from all over the
Malcolm is the son of the Rev.
anH Mrs Malcolm R. Williamson
onH a mnmhpr nf the Senior CUSS
of the Waynesville Township High
School. He Is 17 years of age.
Citizens from all sections of the
county are due here Saturday to
meet with highway officials,
plans arc launched for the second
phase of the rural road program
L, Dale Thrash, commissioner of
the 10th district, has announced
the public meeting will begin at
9:30 Saturday, in the court room.
and a detailed report will be giv
en as to the work already done In
Thus far. onlv $709,000 of the
$1,892,000 allocated Haywood has
been spent. The provisions of the
two .hundred million road bond
program set aside the sum of $1,-
892,000 for this county.
A renort back the first of the
year showed that 78 miles of road
had been improved during the past
year more than half paved.
Townshio road chairmen are
slated to be here and participate in
the program planning.
Roll In To
Haywood was feeling the effects
of the strike of railroad workers,
as mails were limited to first class,
and no parcel post accepted, and
freight shipments at a bare minimum.
Two freight trains from Ashe-
ville pulled in here today, and
there was one Saturday, according
to J. G. Terrell, local agent.
No express is being accepted
other than that designated to near
by points, and which can be moved
Special trains have moved out
of Asheville to serve Champion
Paper and Fibre Company.
The Waynesville yard is full of
cars' 'awaiting to be moved.
Morning Star Group
To Meet On Friday
The Morning Star Community
Development program group will
meet at the school at 7:30 on Fri
day evening, it was announced
A large number of citizens are
expected to attend, when officers
will be elected and a program for
mulated for the coming year.
Two Wavnesville boys, and a girl
from Canton and Fines Creek won
top places in the 4-H Achievement
division of the year's work, it was
announced at the Achievement
Day program here Saturday.
Weather cut the attendance to a
scant 150, but interest and enthusi
asm of those present more than
made up for the small crowd.
The boys who won top awaras
were David Noland, and Wade
Francis, both of route one. The
ctrsl were Reeina Ferguson, ot
Fines Creek, and Christine Pless,
The Waynesville senior 4-H Club
won first place for 1950 accompnsn-
ments in recreation and rural arts
with the Junior award going to
the East Waynesville club, neaitn
awards and certificats went to
clubs of Beaverdam, both the" Jun
ior and senior clubs of Crabtree
Iron Duff, and the Hazelwood
club. Wayne Corpening, county
agent, made these awards.
Tho awards nf achievement, and
all other awards were given by
Grover C. Dobbins, and Miss
Jean Childers, assistant farm ana
T. H Harrell. state 4-H Club
leader, in his address, told of his
trip to Austria last summer, where
he assisted in organizing 4-H
work in that country. He pointed
nut that the voung people of many
European countries did not have
the opportunities as did the young
folk in America. He stressed the
tmnortanrp of using all of one's tal
ents, and use them for the1 better
building of a me, a community,
(See 4-H Club Page 8) '
Silver Tea To
The annual silver tea, marking
the seventh anniversary of county
wide library service, will be held
at the Haywood County Library in
Waynesville, Thursday afternoon,
from three to five o'clock. The
event is sponsored by the Waynes
ville Woman's Club with Mrs.
Charles Ray serving as general
AU friends of the library are in
The library as a county unit was
established February 7, 1944, and
ihp nresent librarian. Miss Mar
garet Johnston, assumed her po
sition at that time, Since then the
book collection of he library has
more than doubled and book cir
culation has increased six and one
half times. Added services of the
library have included hospital
visits, the pigeon Street unit, and
Bn.tmnhiia asrvipp ' . A large col-
lection of musical recordings has
been added and Miss Johnston has
carried on a reading program for
children with summer vacation
reading clubs and story hours.
Fnnrts donated at the tea will be
used for the. purchase of children's
books. . . .
Rooks wiU not be circulated
during the hour of the tea.
Gain Of 145 Over
Van Cupid worked about four
times as fast during 1950 as did
the divorce courts in Haywood.
This fact was revealed this
week, as our "matrimonial edi
tor" checked on the records in
the court house. She found that
188 marriage licenses had been
Issued during 1950, and 43 divor
ces granted. A net gain for Dan
Cupid of 145.
A six-man fact finding commis
sion has been named by the alder
men of Waynesville and Hazel
wood. This inter-city commission
will meet for their initial mcetng
Wednesday night and begin work
on gatherng facts relative to th
The three members represent
ing Waynesville are: Charles E.
Ray, W. Hugh Massie, and James
The three representing Hazel-
wood are: Whitener H. Prevost, Dr,
R. Stuart Roberson, and John
The boards of aldermen and
mavor of each town officially nam
ed the three members from their
The six - man commission is
charged with the responsibility of
getting facts about the towns, in
an effort to arrive at better under
standing of existing conditions, and
questions which may arise in the
One snokesman said: "As we un
derstand the plan, It is to get facts.
ana ngurcs as toey exist, and maka
those available to the citizens of
The plan was first suggested
several years ago, inasmuch as
there have been differences to
arise ever so often in regards to
water rates, fire protection, and
other intra-related projects, .
Experts on municipal, affaire
have urgently requested the plan
be inaugurated, and have gone
cvefi further, in suggesting that a
seventh man, a non-resident of
either town, be added, and to serve
as chairman. Whether this sug
gestion will be followed will be de
termined when the six-man com
mission meets and gets underway.
Two members of the commission
have served in official canacities
for their towns W. Hugh Massie
was once a member of the Waynes
ville hoard of aldermen; W. H.
Prevost was for several years may
or of Hazelwood.
Two members have also served
as president of the Chamber of
Commerce Mr. Ray and Dr.
John Smith has served his com
munities in various capacities, and
for many years, Mr. Long was a
member of the Haywood County
Hospital Board of Trustees.
George Franklin, general secre
tary of the North Carolina League
of Municipalities, has offered his
services to the towns and Commit
tee. Mr. Franklin assisted Waynes
ville in setting up the zoning ordin
ance, and has worked for many
years in just matters as arc now
to be discussed by the six-man
It is understood that the find
ings, and recommendations of the
commission will not be binding
to the officials of cither town
the committee will preaant the
facts as found after careful, and
Two Waynesville People
Prominent In N. C. Jaycees
MILLS IS IMPROVING
' shnfnrd Mills who suffered from
wounds and exposure last week
end, was reported as doing "fair
ly well" at the Haywood county
I hospital today.
Waynesville came in for a lion's
share of front page space on the
current issue of "North Carolina's
Future" the official publication of
the N. C. Junior Chamber of Commerce,
One-third of the page was de
voted to a picture and article about
Harrv "Blue ' Robinson, new vice-
president of the first district. He
was the first president of the way
nesville organization, and was one
of those instrumental in organiz
Also getting as much front page
space was Mrs. Margaret H. Alley,
former resident here, who has been
appointed executive secretary of
the state organization.
Mrs. Alley, formerly of Durham,
has moved to High Point, which Is
headquarters for the state orga-
nization. While in Durham she
worked as secretary in the Depart
ment of Neuropsychiatry at Duke
Hospital. Prior to that she was
office secretary for the Durham
Family Service Bureau.
LIGHT WEEK-END FOR POLICES
Chief Orville Noland of tha
Waynesville Police department re
ported today 'the week-end one of
the lightest" in a long, long time.
Killed . . . . 0
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)
paved road system. . i .