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,r Mil"' ,, . ,
;Cl ..ousewife collected a
h..ihs a Mountain-
kron"" ...-, t nut
r ..,.rv-' hen. who
set" a while, then leave the
L used bulbs are just what
Kchafowr the owner
U it exploded that a pic-
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Ktuallv happened, and the
.... u mppchant Is still red in
L as a result, so the names
left out. .
other day, the merchant,
, polite and courteous gent
met a sixth grader in his
He took it she was a custom-
Id asked: "Little laay, may i
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lank you" she repnea. i usv
I to kp Paused." as she con
ft on her way to the rest room.
k Elwood travels over eight
in connection with his work
Insulting engineer. He uses
when possible, and makes
frous stops in many of the
cities of the eight states,
other day while in Albany,
man walked up, threw his
iround Jack, and called him
I wondered who the affection-
ian could be he studied a
ni, and then remembered,
M met at a Rotary luncheon
than a year ago in another
L To Fire Chiefs
veteran smoke-eaters will
ajlable lor service in your
uents one of these days.
Riddle and Max Shapherd
I Pigeon came to the rescue
a tobacco bed fire caught in
sage in a pasture. The men
lig Ihe bed said if the two
come to help, the wind
have carried the fire to near-
tids. . . ' .
only hitch is, yon fire chiefs
avp to wail a few years for
pld-ttmcrs. Sonny and Max
t ten years old.
ir Concerts In
'-rfic and appreciative aud
heard the North Carolina
Symphony here Wednesday
first concert. HesiffneH ph.
jl.v for children, was given at
.and broadcast for the bene-
the students in the rural
fetor Benjamin Swalin pre-
me usual interesting, and
tuning program for the stu-
arge audience again heard
Jay the orchestra plays in
-Monday two concerts similar
lse given here wer hparrf in
rick To Open
b Market On
in Street Lot
'knien are rlearinir hp Inf
'n the Ferguson Building and
-"iric, for a curb mar-
i -i-aiva oy ueorge fai-
1 all-metal building will be
i withm two weeks, Mr. Pat
,f"d, and the business opened
!lot is 24 feet wide On Main
and extends back 127 feet,
owned by Mr. and Mrs. Hub
jkn are fencing the lot
Preparatory to erecting the
ri ri irw
n,'!f,rc 1 Thursday
Parti' ,Warm nd ndy
pa cloudy ,d mlld '
f recoMMK 16 tew-
rubhslied Twice-A-Weck In The County Scat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
J TODAY'S SMILE
j The average husband h
one who lays down the law
j to his wife and then o
! crpts all her amendments.
66th YEAR NO. 18 18 PAGES Associated Fress
W A YN ES V1LLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 1, 1951
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiai
31 More Haywood Men Enter Service - Left Here Tuesday
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The 31 men who left here Tuesday for service, are shown as they enjoyed their coffee and doughnuts served by ."the VFW Auxiliary in
the Draft Board office just before the men boarded the bus for Charlotte. (Staff Photot.
31 Haywood Men Left
Tuesday For Service
Of Ek 276
An engineering parly of 5, nieni
bcrs are now at work on ret rat
ing the line of Highway No. "76
through Pigeon Gap, ,it was learn
ed by The Mountaineer from Jasr.cs
T. Knight, assistant district engi
neer. The line has, been run on several
occasions, and the engineers now
at work on the project will have the
details finished within a short time,
it was said.
The proposed section of the road
Is about two miles in length, and
will be designed to eliminate many
of the sharp curves which now
exist in the orchard and in the
gap of the mountain.
Sgt. Chapman Is
Sgt. Robert Chapman was operat
ed on for partial amputation of
both feet on Monday, February 2fi.
according to his wife, Mrs. Juanila
Chapman. Sgt. Chapman was able
to 'phone his wife on Tuesday
night to tell her that he was "do
ing very well."
Sgt. Chapman was flown back
from Korea in January for treat
ment of frostbitten feet. He lias
been a patient in the Percy Jones
General Hospital. Battle Creek,
Michigan, where both his mother
and his wife have visited him.
To Stage Waste
The Jonathan Creek Community
Development is sponsoring a waste
paper drive on Saturday, March
10th. Proceeds will go to beauti
fying church and parsonage
Thirty-one men left for induc
tion oh Tuesday morning, to report
to Charlotte. Two members of the
VFW Auxiliary, Mrs. Gladys E.
t'niuser and Mrs. Freda lnnian,
were on hand to brighten up the
early-morning chill with coffee and
As released by the Selective
Service Board, the inductees are:
Lewis E. Phillips, James Hubert
Gibson, James Lawrence Swanger,
Margaree Hughley, Wayne Harlin
Ferguson, James Dean Kirkpatrick,
Tolvin Partner, Rufus Alfred
Adams, Joseph Wilfred Kelley,
Jacob Emmanuel Lenoir, Samuel
Ernest Green, Frank Claude Mc
C'lure, Tommy Conley.
Also, Paul Set.er, Harry Lee
Head, William Jesse Wilson, Clar
ence 'Thomas Ledl'ord
Brown, Tlmdrieus Stanley Howell,
Robert Jackson Valentine, Walter
Russell McCrackcn, Charles Wes
ley Frady, Paul Buff. John Ed
ward Hayworth, Wallace James
Jones, John Milliard Lee, William
Ray Huffman, Robert Reeves
Wells, Sam Stanley, Rant Thomas
Gibson, and Timothy Mack Conley.
1Q6 Pints Of Blood Given
At Elazelvood Wednesday
CKUSO GARAGE BURNS
Merchants of the community are
staging a series of events this week
end, designed for the benefit of
local shoppers, In that 'numerous
sncciuls are beinc iffercd. and
Billy Junany lines of new spring mercran-
This is one of several series of
promotions. In a year-round pro
gram being sponsored by tin- Mer
chants Association, according to
Paul Davis, president.
Many firms this week-end arc
staging special prices on merchan
dises, and making offers of low
prices on new spring merchandise
which has just arrived.
The garage of William Henson
of Cruso burned Thursday morn-
ins with contents reported to ej Board Of Elections To
lOSl. rt'MUVs tuui;i, mt. uuiiauu wan
using the garage to house 200 baby
Fit I ARREST BALSAM MAN
FBI agents arrested Tim Mat
thews, of Balsam, on Wednesday,
on charge of violating a federal
parole. Matthews was put in "ail
until this morning, and transferred
by the federal officials.
Matthews was sick in bed when
Name Chairman Wed.
The hoard of elections are sche
duled to meet on Wednesday and
formally elect a chairman to suc
ceed Crom E. Coles who recently
The State Board named Glenn
W. Brown as a -"member of I he
board. Other members are Frank
Ferguson. Jr., and Charles Haw
kins.. Mr. Hawkins is secretary.
Two Cars Demolished As
Driverless Car Makes Wild
Dash Down East Street
Haywood School Costs
$15 Per Student Under
North Carolina Average
Haywood County's cost of educating Its school children fan
about $15 less tliHn the state average last year, according to figures
just made public by the State Department of Public Instruction.
The average cost per pupil In Haywood was $124.99 and that of the
state as a whole was $139.73.
Of this the county contributed a little less than $30, with the
state making up the balance.
Expenditures in Canton schools averaged $113.07 per student,
of which 17.23 per cent came from local funds.
Last year's slate average was only $102.55. Alioul $28 of the
increase this year came from local funds, a sign, officials pointed
out, of the Increased interest In good schools.
Highway 19-23 East Oi
Canton To Be Open Soon
An empty run-away car wrecked
itself, and another car, on a wild
run down East Street. Only a
telephone pole kept the driverless
ear from crashing into a home.
Mrs. Bill Hampton parked her
1941 Ford on East Street and then
visited a doctor's office.
Sometime later, the car started
rolling down the street, and ran
square Into the back of a 1950
Chevrolet, owned by J. C. Patrick.
The Patrick car was also empty.
Then came the race down the
hill, with the Ford right behind
Chamber Of Commerce Is
Wilhin 20 Of '51 Quola
-t - 65 :
With 80 per cent of their goal
reached, the members oi uie cnam-
ber of Commerce membership drive
today set to "clean-up" the work
during this week-end, and the first
Harry Bourne, chairman, report
ed this morning that 247 member
ships this year had resulted in
$5,927 in hand of the $7,500 cam
paign. With slightly more than $1'.500
to raise, Mr. Bourne pointed out
that an intensive effort would be
made to finish the membership
drive within the next few days
the time allocated for the cam
The $5,900 represents cash and
podges with over $4,000 in cash,
it was reported.
Dave Felmct, president of the
Chamber of ,Commerce, said the
spirit of the membership commit
tee was indicative of the work of
other committees of the organiza
tion. He was warm in his praise
for the manner in which the group
headed by Mr. Bourne had carried
on the membership drive, and was
optimistic of a successful campaign
by the middle of next week.
The Patrick car went 178 feel,
according to Chief O'rville Noland,
before hitting a telephone pole in
dead center. The Ford scraped the
rear fender of the Chevrolet as it
passed on down the hill, only to
be stopped by another pole.
The Patrick car was damaged
$460, it was said, and the Hampton
car almost demolished.
Officers found the Patrick tar
in reverse gear, and the brakes on.
The Hampton car traveled about
a block down the sleep hill before
hitting the Patrick car, and then
went almost another block before
being stopped by. the pole.
line hundred and eleven men
anil women donated blood on Ihe
Bloodmobile vistl lo the llaxelwoo.l
Presbyterian church Wednesday
afternoon. From these volunteers
Ihe mobile unit took hack KKi-iiints
of blood lo he used for military
and civilian needs, healing by two
pints the record set a year ago at
the same place.
Recruiting for this visit was
done by the llalcluuod American
Legion Post 43H, of which Hoy
Ruff is commander, Thurman
Smith, vice-conunandi'r, and John
Summcrrow. adjutant. Rudolph
Curswell, chairman of the blood
recruitment program for Ihe chap
ter, ascribed Ihe small number of
pints rejected to the care with
which the recruiters "screened"
the persons whom they asked to
sign up. Mr, Carswell pointed out,
however, (hat an unusually large
number of donors came in without
being signed up ahead of time.
Mr. Carswell and the Legion offi
cials also pointed out thai more
than half Ihe donors this trip came
from Unagusta Manufacturing
Company and the A. ('. Lawrence
Leather Company. Frank Troul
maii. president of Local 335, UIU,
was responsible for cnlisling near
ly 50 men from llnagusla, and the
company management gave lime
off to these men to make their do
nations. Sam Lane signed up 20
men from A. C. Lawrence, the
largest representation s( far from
that company. Mrs David Usui1,
Red Cross Grey Lady on duly at
the registration desk at the church
commented, "We weren't very busy
until thai whistle blew; liul as
soon as the first factory-goi out,
we had every donor table filled and
a line from here to there wailing
Among the donors was George V.
Smith, who came over from A C.
Lawrence to give his eiuhlli pint.
Proving that women are far from
being the weaker sex was Mrs.
James W. Reed, Jr., of the HEA
office, who came lo make her sixlh
Two members' of Circle No 1
of the Hazelwood Presbyterian
church assisted Ihe Red Cross In
"KP." duties. Mrs Charles F.
Grace and Mrs. Ernest Green fill
ed and emptied and refilled I lie
huge coffee pot, poured fruit juice
and "cokes" and loaded plates of
cookies. Mrs. Green admits to
serving coffee "so fast I couldn't
tell how many cups I poured.'' but
the final estimate was that donors
drank more than , 200 cups of
coffee and H quails of juievs.
Mrs. Charles E. Ray. chairman
(Sec Bloodmobile I'aKe 6
On Rural Roads
In This County
As of February 1. the slate had
spent a total of $727,470 out of
road bond funds In Haywood, ac
cording to W. M. Corkill, divi
sion rntinrrr of the slate high
Haywood was allocated $L
8!I0,000 In the bond program for
Haywood County has 107 fewer
farms than in 1945, according to
the latest figures released by the
U. S. Department of Commerce.
In 1045 Haywood Is lisled as hav.
ing 2.H91 farms, while five years
laler the figure is given as 2,784.
The Haywood figures followed
the general trend of the state,
which now has 280,905 farms, the
same report shows.
The data for 1950 are not fully
comparable with those for 1945.
In 1950, places of 3 or more acres
were counted as farms only if
agricultural products, exclusive of
home garden, with a value of $150
or more were produced in 1949.
Also in 1950, places of less than
3 acres were counted as farms
only if the value of agricultural
products sold amounted to $150
In 1945, places of 3 or more
acres as well as those of less than
3 acres were counted as farms if
the agricultural products pro
duced in 1944 were valued at $250
or more. The figures for 1950 may
he revised slightly when final
compilations are made.
With favorable weather, the en
tractor plans lo have crushed stone
on the new section of Highway
19-23 from Ihe east of Canton to
the railroad overpass within three
James T. Knight, assistant dis
trict engineer, said thai all stone
for the project was crushed, and
Ihe new roadbed about ready for
If weather permits, traffic will
be turned over Ihe 2-mile section,
but vyll not go on the new route
from the overpass to Turnpike.
The bridge across the railroad at
Turnpike will not be completed for
a month or so, il was reported.
During the time the road Is
under construction, the detour will
be mound the Newfound rad.
Set To Meet Tonight
And Formulate Find
ings Of Facts
The 7-nian inter-city commission
making a survey of Waynesvllle
and Hazelwood are scheduled to
check the first rough draft of their
Members of the commission
have been at work on assembling
facts and data from many sources,
and tonight plan to formulat these
into the first draft of the report
which will be made public upon
completion and presentation to
the boards of aldermen of the two
No time has been set for mak
ing the final report, pending utnm
getting Information from one oth
er stale official source, It was said.'
Due to a conflict in schedules,
the commission did not meet Wed
nesday night a originally planned.
Tonight's meeting Is the first of
the full commission this week.
D. Reeves Noland, chairman,
made the statement that "the com
mission feels the report will be
completed at an early date." Be
yond that, he did not elaborate as
To Name Senior
Dr. Irvin M. Weir, Haywood
County Health Officer, expects to
h ave this week for Raleigh to at
tend a workshop on health depart
ments and civilian defense. At the
same time he will take up the mat
ter of employing a senior sanitar
ian for the county.
Sgt. Robt. Green
Wounded In Korea,
Hit In Left Leg
Robert .1 Green of rout? two,
has been notified by the Secretary
of the Army that his son, Sergeant
First Class Robert J. Green Jr. was
wounded in action in Korea Feb
Sgt. Green, a veteran of World
War II. was hit in (he left leg and
is now in a hospital in Japan. The
message said that Ihe wound was
serious and that amputation prob
ably would be necessary. lie had
suffered frost bile of bolh hands
and feel before he was wounded.
Sgt. Green graduated from Way
nesville Township High School in
May 1941), and was employed by the
Dayton Rubber Company here
prior to his enlistment in the Army.
According to the message receiv
ed by his parents, he will be re
turned lo (he States in the next
six or eight weeks.
Bills In Assembly
Senator William Medford has In
troduced two bills in the General
Assemblyone to correct a mis
Interpretation of a law, and one fbr
the state to pay damages resulting
in a wreck in which a highway
truck was involved.
The first -lull, if passed, would .
permit the clerk of court lo re
fund $037 to individuals who paid
$1 loo much in court costs after
1940. The mistake occurred when
the slate identification law was re
pealed, and the retirement fund
fee doubled, it was explained.
Refunds would have to be claim
ed within six nionlhs aitei official
notice is given.
The second hill of Senator Med
ford deals with recovery of dam
ages sustained when the car of Dr.
and Mrs. N. F. Lancaster was
struck by a highway truck in the
summer of 1949. Roth occupants
were painfully injured, and the car
Frames For Needy
The Lions Club is staging an
optical scrap drive as part of their
sight conservation program. The
club is asking for the donation of
glass frames of gold filled material,
gold plated, or solid gold.
Thejr plans are to sell these and
use the proceeds for carrying on
their work of out tilling needy chil
dren with glasses.
The frames can he turned in to
Jerry Rogers or Dr. Hugh Daniel,
who are heading the work for the
Lamb And Lion Racing
For March Had To Swim
If March came in like a lion
Thursday morning. H must have
been a sea-linn. On the other
hand. If the lamb's your pick,
you'd belter make it one of those
Unofficial weather watchers
say that at 12:01 a. m. this morn
ing the air was still, and about
as warm as it usually is in the
wee hours. The insomnia bri
gade reports that about the turn
of the morning, the wind rose;
and the gTeveyard-shift-about-to-oome-home
says that the rain
started to pour about 6:30 a. m.
What with that downpour, we're
clad this wasn't St. Swil hill's
Day forty days of that kind of
weather isn't a nice thnncht.
Returning lo the (uc-of-war
between the lion and the lamb,
we'll give the edge to the lamb,
since one weather-wise lady says
she has always heard that "if
the lion's coining, he'll roar be
fore eleven." The way the wea
ther's been acting up this winter,
though, we'll swap both the lion
and the lamb for a chameleon,
preferably waterproof That cha
meleon might be able to change
color fast enough to keep up
with the weather.
Red Cross Workers Start
Drive For $5,082 Quota
Red Cross Fund Drive workers
heard the campaign described as
"an opportunity for all of our peo
ple, regardless of politics, creed,
or background, to work together"
in a brief talk by the Rev. Malcolm
Williamson -chairman of the Hay
wood chapter, at the campaign
kick-off meeting Thursday morning.
Mr. Williamson announced that
this year's quota is increased to
$5,082, to take care not only of
purely local needs, but of the
chapter's participation in the blood
program and other phases of the
National Red Cross work. He
stressed the fact that "if it were
not for the local chapters, there
! could be no national Red Cross,"
This year's higher goal has part ly
been made necessary hy the
expansion of the blood donor pro
gram, and the need for greatly ex
panded services to servicemen and
veterans. Shortly after the ouU
break of hostilities in 'the Far Fast
the government asked the Red
Cross to provide whole blood for
the armed forces in Korea aii to
coordinate a nation-wide program
of blood pyieurement for military
and civil defense:
In ' handling the problems of
servicemen, the Red Cross works
not only in military areas, but with
Ihe homes and families of the men.
Mr. Williamson commented that
(See Red Cross l'age 6)
Cecil PTA Votes
To Keep School
At Present Site
A group of 35 parents of Cecil
Township went on record last week
as opposing the transfer of Cecil
School children to Bethel, when
space becomes available there.
Tile meeting at the Cecil School
was for the purpose of discussing
the recommendation made by tie
State Survey Committee, which
visited the county in December.
In voting unanimously to present
a petition to keep the school in the
township, the group pointed out
that the present building is in
fairly good condition since repairs
were made two years ago.
Sunday's religious census went
off "very successfully", according1
to the Rev. J. E. Yountz, chairman.
Reports are now being received
from the more than 200 workers
who canvassed the Waynesville
Hazelwood area, and Mr. Yoiflilz
expects to have the results of the
survey tabulated in another week.
Killed . . . 0
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway PalroL)