Intelligence is like a river
... the deeper it b, the less
noise It makes.
(, cingleton apparel
'Ss black Angus
h she ,..t alive.
"v who never
loom sne. "
i)d in a gooa nu.m. .
, nlln nmDaign. J. H.
Xost under the shadow
;e board, ana evjr
irters hit him lor a u-
l ,hen asked for dol-
...tJ I hat ne wuuiu
amount 10 ."""
UN , . ,
u, wav felt the omer
uld go about two aouars.
his concern n
. j ..., ten aoiiar u
L. The mayor followed
I t ya-l, amount.
t day someone else tried
I hme th Mayor way,
lime he felt sure of hav-
. HMIar. but tne omer
- anJ Gl AlA
a i five spot "l,u u
had put $35 out on the
i, hi h euessinc, he
iUI - " -
lie from Jonathan Creek
lurch in a nearby town
aco. and while they
loar the preacher tor a
lllson, had their attention
front of them was a
ith a veil on her hat.
ame down over her face,
presented an attractive
.ittle attention was given
nt, until the veiled young
Uze called for the use of
rchief, and then Is when
Lie watched the proceed-
leil-lifting. the blow, and
Icing the veil, and within
iutes another sneeze and
procedure repeated. "
Ian to return again soon
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Scat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance 01 The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
66th YEAR NO. 13 8 PAGES Associated Press
W A YN ES VILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 12, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiet
ln.i.i!i!.. i 1
to Study Tow
'Stay Action' On Water
As Study Is Being Made
lory is told that a "well
iinin was entertainin her
me the later part of the
he pattering of tiny feet
Isless raised her hand for
In Freak Accident
Herbert Gibson, Jr., was .report
ed at noon today as "doing nice
ly" at an Asheville hospital, where
he underwent a four-hour opera
tion following an accidental bul
let wound in his shoulder Sunday.
Gibson was on a hike with his
sons and other boys on Eagles Nest
Mountani Sunday afternoon. Ac
cording to Sheriff Fred Campbell,
who investigated the accident, Gib
son leaned over preparatory to
making a picture, when a pistol he
was carrying in a shoulder holster
fell out, struck a rock and fired,
The bullet went through his shoul-
er. severina the meular vein - ac
cording to physicians.
Dr. Stuart Roberson. physician,
said that Gibson was given four
pints of blood from the blood cen
ter during the operation. The re
port got out earlier today that a
call for donors was being made
This was in error, according to
physicians, as the blood center
supplied all needed blood.
The 'attending physician" report
ed (hat Gibson ate a good break
fast, and was doine nicely.
Gibson Is .shipping clerk at the
Dayton Rubber Company.
h," she said softly, "the
f re going to deliver their
message . . . it always
such a feeling of rever
ar them . . . now listen.'
pas a moment of silence,
loud voice came these
little brother has found
J E AUDITOR HERE
L. Bridles, state auditor.
today on routine matters.
iaking a routine check at
Talk Third Time
Malcolm Williamson, Jr., will de
liver his prize-winning speech for
thp third time tonight at seven
when he speaks before the Bun
combe County Republican Ban-
auet. After winning the award at
the State Republican convention in
Winston-Salem, he went on to
Washington to deliver the speech
at the Lincoln Day dinner there.
e Salesman Gets 3 - 5
rs To Read His Sample
"esslev M-VBor.r,!,! flae
fH have Dlentv nf timo in
f Pie of his merchandise
i ne few years.
indsome pv-Rihio cio
have from three to five
th State Penitentary to
Pages nf tho ni, t.
! - . c uuuft lie
o nave solri
Set forged checks cashed.
J', 'lias Jamps h Woet
W guilty in superior court
I J- A. Rousseau, on three
Pfid SPntpnnoJ n
t u serve
've years for each of the
i '"e sentences to run con-
tFo'er, 23, a step-son of
" given six months on
3S an aconmnlira Pnuilai,
inver, as Pressley went a
tountry selling (?) Bibles,
wme which proved prof
"I he ran ii.t th.
.bu.uob mc law,
Planned, and Pvpnutpri
0Uld BO intfl u nmmim-
,. J VV1I1UIUU-
l"e nanip nf n.nh.
FLcn laymen, and then af-
WUrS. wnnlH 1.....H..
to a service station and ask:
"Do vou know the Rev. So-and
The service station operator us
ually did, and then Pressley would
(See Salesman Faee 8)
Large Crowd Attend Road Meeting With Highway Officials on Saturday
Consideration of the DroDosal to
consolidate Waynesvllle and Hazel-
wood moved at a faster pace this
week-end, as aldermen of Waynes-
ville "staved their action" of cut
ting off the water to Hazelwood on
February 2uth, unless a disputed
bill was paid.
The subject of consolidation was
discussed freely bv citizens in all
walks of life, as it became general
ly known that the question was
being given serious consideration
by the 7-man. Inter-city survey
commission, now making a study of
mutual problems of both twons.
Officials of both twons received
reports of the initial meeting of
the commission, and heartily ap
proved the naming of D. Reeves
Noland as a member and chairman
of the commission.
It was upon the recommenda
tion of the commission that the
Wayncsville board "stayed action"
for the present.
The subject of consolidation was
discussed by people on the streets,
in business croups, civic gather
ings, and throughout the commun
One member of the commission
reported that a man who passed
Detitions two years ago favoring
continued seDaration of the towns,
had offered to pass; jjetitiops, this
time "asking people to agree to th
consolidation, The member of tne
commission said similar Cxpres
sions had been heard from several
Postal authorities entered the
scent, and told the commission that
(See Towns -rage )
S 1 1
r -v- ..f' i
Hundreds jammed into the commissioners room Saturday, and discussed with highway officials the second phase of the rural road
program. Commissioner L. Dale Thrash, center In grey suit, and hand on rail, presided. Just to Mr. Thrash's left is J. T. Knight, as
sistant division engineer Many of those attending the hearing stood for the -entire three hours. (Staff Photo).
The February term of criminal
court adjourned mid-afternoon Sat
urday, with Judge J. A. Rousseau
announcing the second week would
not be held.
During the last two days, the
cases tried took more time than
the fast pace set earlier in tne
The records were being typed
Would Get $40,000
For Street Funds
Passage of the bill now pend
ing before the Legislature for
$5,000,000 for street work would
mean that approximately $40,000
a year would be allocated to Can
ton, Clyde, Hazelwood and Way
nesvllle. The preliminary figures show
that Canton would receive $20,
500; Clyde, $2,100; Haielwood,
$6,137; and Wajmesville, $11,965.
The division of the $5,000,000,
which is still only tentative, is
based on the population, figures
of the 1940 census.
Larnellumber Sleet With Highway
Officials In working Uut Second
Phase Of Rural Road Program
. : - 1'U n,w.f
The-' Renrral road picture of
The six school buildings as nnw
posed for Haywood in the report
of the State School Survey com
mittee, would cost $2,082,000, ac
cording to an estimate of Gudger
M. Llndscy, architect. This is the
estimated cost for buildings only.
The cost of fixtures, equipment,
and additional land would be about
$350,000, It was learned from Mrs.
Lucy Jones, county superintendent
Thp rnuntv ((mimissinnris Dad
school board will meet on Ihe 19th,
and go over the entire program,
and estimates of the architect. The
two groups of county officials will
study the detailed reports, both,
the Survey and estimated costs.
All of the above is for schools M
the Haywood district, and do not
include any projects in the Can
ton area. Mrs. Jones suict that
school officials in the Canton area
were working on their estimates at
The Rpthcl iliniinlarv IiiiiIiImh'.
It is estimated, will cost $480,(100,
the report shows.
The Crabtree school will cost
Waynesville high addition $330,-
School bulldlna for Ucllwood
Waynesvllle elementary building,
Clyde physical education build
ing,' $100,000. . . .
" Addition! land would not have
to be acquired at Bethel, Dellwood,
and for Waynesville elementary.
Haywood has an appropriation (if
$346,000 for building, as allocated
under the recent state-wide school
program. School officials felt that
a s u m equal to this allocation
would be necessary for the pur-
Grand Jury Points Out
Number Needed Repairs
Haywood was discussed for more chase of land and equipment lor
MASONS TO MEET
Waynesville Lodge No. 259, A.F.
& A.M., will confer the Entered
Apprentice Degree on Tuesday,
February 13, at 7:30 p. m. All
Master Masons are Invited to at
tend. The meeting V 11 be held
above the First National Bank
Hit; No Injuries
A truck and school bus were
damaged about $230 Friday, when
they collided on an ice-covered
road, according to Patrolman W.
The Dodge truck was damaged
about $30, and the Canton school
bus about $200, the patrolman said.
There were four or five pupils on
the bus at the time, but no inju
ries were reported.
Fines Face Those
Failing To List
Taxes By The 15th
Thursday will mark the end
of the current tax listing year In
Haywood, officials have announc
The officials extended the time
to the 15th for Waynesville and
Beaverdam townships, since so
many people had been unable
to get served during the rush of
the last few days of January.
Those who have not listed by
Thursday will be subject to the
Civic Membership Drive Goes Into High Gear
-oi i r air- onn
r'ondav: t0.j... .
-vcyajr iair ana
i uy mi staff of the
J ' . ,ho finace and membership drive of the Chamber of Commerce
Harry Bourn, right, chairman of JJrV a to gooA rt, and evidence is a cashier's
;nas . right to wear this broad smile-H drive is ofl rto a g ,
keen optimism over tne nne start of the
George A. Bischofl, who has been
acting chief, was officially elected
to serve as chief of the 36-mcmber
Hazelwood Volunteer Fire Depart
ment at their first meeting Friday
night when they organized.
Serving along with him will be
Howell J. Bryson as assistant chief,
and Rudolph Carswell as secretary-
The Firemen's Relief Board,
named Friday night, is composed
of L. N. Davis, Dr. Robert Turner,
Paul Bryson, Carl Swanger and !
Volunteer members of the Haz
elwood department are: Hershel
Caldwell, William E. Cope, William
Curtis, Elmer Dudley, Houston
Swanger, Jr., Terry Swanger,
James R. Kuykendall, James R.
Kuykendall, Jr., James Wright,
Wilburn Wright, woya uianion,
Carol Whitner, Charles Ballentine,
John C. Summerrow, Roy H. Ruff,
Vincent Gibson, Gene Wyatt, Wlll-
iard H. Howell, R. L. Saunders,
Earl Byrd, Richard R. Lovedahl,
Kyle Campbell, Paul L. Davis,
Clyde Fisher, I . E. K.uyKenaaii, jr.,
Sam H. Lane, Claude N. Alien,
Kenneth Ruff, and Melvin Under
Havwood's newly named Grand
Jury reported on Us inspection of
public property made last week.
Buildings inspected Included the
County Court House, schools, the
County Home, the Hospital and
Nurses' Home, and the Prison
Although the report was favor
able to the majority of buildings
inspected, several schools were
found to be In had condition, and
a number of minor repairs were
recommended in other cases.
Wavne It. Mcdford is foreman.
At the Court House, the jail was
kent The Courthouse nseit was
found In be sanitary but a parti
Hon in one basement room was in
a dangerous condition; two leaks
were found; and one door in the
Board of Education room which
(See Grand Jury Page 8)
than three hours here Saturday
morning, as highway officials met
with representatives from almost
every part of the county.
L. Dale Thrash, commissioner of
the 10th district, presided, with
the crowd over-flowing the com
missioners room. The main court
room was being used for superior
The uroimsed additional 18
miles of paving present mud roads
was presented the group by Mr.
Thrash, with several projects in
cluded in the program to be tak
en up next.
The program as now planned
will carry the crews through the
summer, according to engineers,
who were at the meeting.
The projects listed Saturday in
Two Small Fires
here a US'
The fire department
werud two calls one
one about noon today.
Saturday the blaze was
Smathcrs Street, and slight,
cording to Clem Fitzgerald,
About noon today the depart
mcnt went to the home of George
r.inpr Ratcliffe Cove, and there
exf ineuished a blaze which had
started from a flue. . The wamage
was confined to $150 to $200, Chief
Fitzeerald said. The truck ans-
Hip call, with the street wa
ter wagon getting there later with
a load of water. The water on the
fire truck was sufficient to put out
Lake Logan 1.5 miles
Dutch Cove 6 miles
Phillipsvillc 2.0 miles
Thickely 4.7 miles
Lake Junaluska 2.1 miles
Rhodarmer Cove .9 miles
Queen Town 1.0 miles
Old No. 276 iWoodrowi 1.4 miles
Nine projects were moved into
the first place groupings last May
when it was lound that the origin
(See Road Page 8)
the six proposed projects.
The estimates of cost are beim;
figured on the following six pro
Item (1) A new buildiuc at
Bethel to be an elementary build,
lng covering grades one through
eight, consisting of 30 class rooms
of which 10 will be primary rooms.
a full gymnasium and locker rooms,
a lunch room to seat 500. a library.
teacher's rest rooms, offices, and a
Item (2) An addition tn thr
Crabtree School Building consisting
of a gymnasium, a home economics
department, a science room, a
music room, two standard class
rooms and the conversion of th
existing gymnasium into an auditorium.
Item (3) The Waynesville High
School to follow essentially the
(See Schools Page 8)
CIVIC GROUP TO MEET
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
Tuesday night at 7:30, it was an
nounced by David Felmet, prest
dent. ..:..:. '. -j-.--:--'-
G. C. Thompson Better
After Fall From Platform
G. C. Thompson was continuing
to improve at the Haywood County
Hospital, where be was taken lot
lowing a fall from a loading plat
He suffered a concusion of the
head, and bruises about the body.
Mr. Thompson, manager of the
Smoky Mountains Fertilizer Plant
here, was carrying a load of large
paper bags into the printing de
partment of The Mountaineer when
he lost his balance as he sot to
the top of the platform, and fell
to the ground.
Rats Cutting On
Profits Of Chicks
Two poultrymen in Haywood
have found that a wharf rat can be
detrimental to small chickt.
Van Wells found that rats had
killed 200 of his small chicks, and
Mrs. Leroy West found where one
rat had killed 40 of her week-old
New Hampshire Red chicks. Tbi
rats merely bite holes in the chickt,
and drag them off, seldom if ever
Mrs. West set a trap and caufht
the rat in a few minutes, and now
feels she is rid of the rodents foe
She has 3,000 chicks, and it nor
nlans run trup to form, she will
average about $900 profit for tho
Hazelwood Safety Council
To Formulate Plans Tuesday
The citizens traffic safety com
mittee, as recently organized in
Hazelwood, and sponsored by the
Boosters Club, will meet Tuesday,
at six o'clock, at the Hazelwood
city hall, and formally organize it
was announced by Chief O, L. Sut
ton, general chairman.
Mr. Burroughs of the Highway
Safety Division will attend the
meeting, and meet with the steer
Sam Lane, president of the Boost
A vice-chairman, and secretary
will be named, in addition to four
committees for carrying out the
program. The four committees will
cover accident facts, education,
enforcement, and engineering
The committee is composed of
Chairman Sutton, G. C. Summer-
row. Fred Campbell, Howell Bry
son, C. N. Allen, Hal lnompson.
ing committee named recently by M. H. Bowles and Joe Murrell.
Killed .... 0
Injured . ... 6
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)
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