sa ...,i,u;T in life
i ii. have, uj"-
' Waynesville men
.. c it Pnnnxt-
uiih the Jefferson
, pilot une mo
who Is not only setting
or this distrkt, but has
.. . riant nf the
states covered by the
s Industrial division. .
Jut Fishes K
, Rhea had a successful
season last fall, and can
it to get into the trout
Hr Rhea has no worries
h will happen when the
tens, because he has never
F , ...UUnllt
e Part streams wtwuui
the limit. Trout fishing is
. 1 1 1 - - In Itia cnrlntf
i s DODOICS l "!
111, deer hunting rates his
tn far more foxes in
latement comes from an
on the subject Devoe
of Iron Duff.
bous hunter, and owner
loion fox hounds, points
not as many people hunt
fed therefore do not have
of how many of the sly
there are around.
of his claim is the fact
Ln take his pack of hounds
up a chase just any time.
e Waymsyille Mountaineek
Published Twicc-A-Week in The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
fellow Ut nlfht asked me if
I could dance!"
"What's wronr with that?"
asked her friend.
"I was dancing with him
when he asked me!"
66th YEAR NO. 21 li PAGES
WAYNESVILLE. N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 12, 1931 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Good Old Days
A. Bourne was coming
Im Dayton on a Pullman
night, when the porter
is your home, boss?"
bm up in Waynesville--fstern
part of North Caro-
Beautiful mountain town."
b is pretty up there. I
long time ago I used to
Pullman coming .out of
injf the summer. The car
of the Carolina Special.
what ever happened that
t run the Pullman out
more? What's the matter
Ireetor of the Chamber of
Mr. Bourne said softly
K about the chance of
fid too, all that was change
he moved here.' '. !:
frit's a safe bet, that at
board of directors meet
e Chamber of Commerce
a detailed report on this
from Mr. Bourne.
Petitions were put into circula
tion here Saturday morning by the
Board of Education, asking for a
vote on school bonds for improv
ing schools in the county.
n The action is the outgrowth of
the request of the board of com
missioners several weeks ago, as
the two boards met and discussed
the proposed school building pro
gram. The commissioners asked the
board of education to present peti
tions with signatures of 15 per
cent of the qualified voters. Upon
such a petition, the commissioners
would call an election.
The petition which began circu-
laaion here Saturday, is addressed
to the commissioners. The text of
the petltiion reads:
We, the undersigned citizens and
taxpayers of Haywood County, re
spectfully petition and request
your honorable Board to call an
election in Haywood County at
the earliest practical date, to be
held for the purpose of voting
sufficient bonds to improve, con
struct and equip school buildings
and grounds in the County, in
keeping with the recommendations
of the State Board of Education
and the State School Survey Com
This the 10th day of March, 1951.
Mrs. Lucy Jones, county super
intendent, and R. T. Messer, chair
man of the board, said that copies
of the petition would be sent to
the schools, the PTA groups, and
in various offices about.the qounty.
wuso is being saluted
!ur-page pictorial section
i , 3, and four of the
f iion of The Mountaineer,
Haywood Gels Increase
01171 Acres 01 Surley
1 jtM .
Haywood County's increase in
burley acreage will be just about
in line with the percentage for the
whole state, according to figures
released today by the county of
fice of the Production and Market
ing Administration, The new quo
Vi will mean an Increase of 171
acres in the county, with an estim
ated yield of 273,600 lbs.
Out of the previous allotment of
1426.2 acres, 1134.4 were cultivat
ed, yielding a total poundage of 2,.
210,915. Average yield in the coun
ty was 1949 lbs. per acre.
" Last year Haywood's 1900 tobac
co growers realized about one mil
lion dollars from the crop.
TV" : .
Dr. James Cannon (above) has
been appointed dean of the Div
inity School of Duke University
in Durham. He is a son of the
late Bishop James Cannon of
the MethodUt church. Dr. Can.
The explanation of -why no sper um im been, ..acting, dean since
lna McClure of Waynes--'
a member of tha Queen's
the annual military hail
N and Blade at the Uni-
orth Carolina. Mid
Check Goodin, also' of
!e, was her escort, Miss
's the dauehtep of Mr.
F1Oyd McClure- anH Mlri.
f oodln is the son of Mrs.
clffed amount is cited in the peti
tlon, is due to the fact that the
State - Survey Commission on
Thursday just made a survey of
Beaverdam schools, and their re
port is pending. Just as soon as
the State Board can review the
report, and approve such projects
as they deem necessary, then en
gineers can figures an estimated
Previously A. J. Hutchins, super
intendent of the Canton schools
estimated the needs for Beaver
dam would be about $600,000.
Engineers have figured the cost
of the proposed program in the re
mainder of the county at $2,080,
000, plus land and equipment.
Frrom the state bond fund, Can
ton received $150,000 which will
soon have been spent on school
projects. The $346,000 allocated to
the remainder of Haywood schools
has not Deen spent-
C C. Francis, chairman ot the
board of commissioners, said today
that it was important that the com
missioners know the program for
the next year before starting work
on the new budget.
It was the belief of the officials
that the 1,500 names can be secur
ed within a week or ten days. The
next regular session of the commis
sioners is the 19th.
M'on of the 32nH anni-
K the founding of the
gion will be held in
a covered dish supper
Egon Hall, Wednesday
ati"g in the pvent will
Naires and members of
S t . ...
P' auxiliary with their
f and games will follow
f ,arm Monday with oc
r'" flowed by colder
fent. Fair, windy and cold
l "aynesviiie tempera-
t-.uea oy the staff of
Max, Mln. Rainfall
ea 46 .05
... 61 31
W 32 -
... 52 40 .44
last September, Her has been a
member of the Duke faculty for
32 years. (AP Photo),
The 1951 Red Cross Fund rive
is getting oft" to a good start, ac
cording to campaign co-chairman
A. J. rancher. Mr. Fancher re
ports that the canvass of the busi
ness sections is about 80 per tent
completed, with the chairman's re
port due shortly, The industrial
and other sections are bcnlnninir
operations this week.
Mr. Fancher also called attention
to the change in procedure for the
residential canvass Monday night.
An effort will be made to solicit
every house, regardless of wheth
er or not a porch light is on.
Win Awards In
Malcolm Williamson, Jr., as de
clared the winner ln two competi
tive fields in the annual contest
sponsored by the Lee Edwards
Chapter of the National Forensic
League Saturday. Entering two
of the four fields which were open
to all high school students in
Western North Carolina, Malcolm
won first place in "Extemporaneous
Speaking" and In "Experienced
Oratory" and was awarded a
trophy cup in each case. , -
.Danny McClure, -. a junior at
Waynesville High, won second
place In the declamation contest.
Clark Hinkley, winner of the
local U.D.C. contest here last week,
was also a contestant.
While four fields were open to
contestants, students were limited
to two fields. The contest was
held at the Lee Edwards High
School In Asheville and the awards
were made at a luncheon which
Mayor J. II. Way this morn
ing: announced the appointment
of two chairmen for the new na
tional programs, to be adminis
tered locally Charles E. Kay
was named chairman of the price
control group, and James II.
Howell, Jr., chairman of the ci
vilian defense program.
Ren Douglas, state chairman,
has been notified of the apnont
Both chairmen have hern given
blanket authority to name the
remainder of their committers,
Mayor Way said. Just how inuny
will be asked to serve on the
committees is left to the discre
tion of the two chairmen.
Details of the two programs
have not been received here, uc
eording to Mayor Way. The ten
tative outline was received sev
eral days ago.
$7,500 Quota Is Raised
For Chamber of Commerce
The newly elected board of di
rectors of the Waynesville Rotary
Club will meet tonight and elect
officers for the year.
Th new officers will take olTice
July first. The elections are held
at this time in order to have the
new officials attend the district
The directors elected on Friday
were: L. K. Barber, Harry A.
Bourne, W. A. Bradley, Dave Fel
met, Johnny Johnson, Ralph Pre
vost and William S. Ray.
The new president will succeed
Richard N. Barber, Jr.
The membership showed a pref
erence of meeting on Tuesday in
stead of Friday. This matter will
come up for formal action later.
By Medical Society
Dr. V. H. Duckett of Canton is
the new president of the North
Carolina Chapter, Academy of Gen
eral Practice. He was installed at
the annual meeting of he group
held In Durham last week.
Besides Dr. and Mrs. Duckett,
those from this area attending the
session included Dr. R. S. Robcr
son of Hazelwood, Lee DavU of
Waynesville, and Dr. and Mrs. J.
F. Pate and son Barry of Canton.
Admiral Thomas Will
Address Asheville Club
Admiral W. N. Thomas will ad
dress the Asheville Rotary Club On
Thursday. His subject will be
Admiral Thomas has made this
address in several occasions, and
is in great demand for "repeat
Ray Parker of Canton was elect
ed president of the Haywood Coun
ty Singing Convention as the sec
ond convention of the year conven
ed at the County Courthouse. Oth
er officers elected were Willie West
of Canton, vice president; and
Esther Mae Gibson of Waynesville,
A crowd which filled the Court
house to capacity heard the twelve
singing groups who participated
during the two-hour program.
Those taking part were: Mellow
Tone Quartet of Swannanoa, Jo
Anne and Nancy Russell Duet, Gos
pel Harmoneers of Canton, Har
mony Three of Canton, L. J. Ward's
Quartet of Canton, Janice Wilde,
soloist of Hazelwood, Shelton Trio
of Waynesville, Tom Queen Quartet
of Hazelwood, Sanford Quartet,
Joyful Sound Quartet, Gay Quar
tet, and Rev. and Mrs. Cato Duet.
"The Wather wasn't the only wot
element In Haywood over the week
end. About 20 were lodged in Jail
on charges of public drunkenness,
according to the report of SherilT
Waynesville police had eight;
Hazelwood four, and the shuriff.'s
department the balance.
Sheriff Campbell made a call to
Hazelwood about three o'clock,
picked up a drunk man, and cn-
route back to jail,- picked up two
One drunk broke and ran, hut
tailed to see a 4-l'oot wall in his
Miss Mouriene Carver; (shown
above), senior at Waynesville High
School, was elected as Queen of
May by the students at WTHS and
will be crowned at the May Dance
to be held at the Armory, Friday
night, May 4. Miss Carver will
have Viola Mae Taylor as her Maid
of Honor and ten attendents.
The dance is sponsored by the
Student Council of the high school
and the Tlly-no Club.
The 1951 membership drive of
the Chamber of Commerce has ex
ceeded the quota of $7,500, It was
announced today by Harry A.
Bourne, general chairman.
The membership drive started a
month ago, with the goal of $7,-
500, Several teams started to work.
and according to Mr. Bourne, did
a "wonderful Job' .
The memberships were set this
year at $24 each.
This morning Mr. Bourne said:
personally want to thank every per
son' who took part in this cam
paign. It shows again what team
work, and a concerted effort can
accomplish. The Chamber of Com
merce is essential to a growing and
thriving community, and with
thp financial support this year,
many accomplishments can be at
tained." The organization this year will
not handle any literature, or make
any listing of any place Catering to
tourists that are not members of
The advertising commit (ee are
at work on several major projects
for publicizing the community this
yeur. Hie program is far greater
than anything attempted in about
The board of directors will meet
at 7:30 Tuosday night at the Town
Frank Davis Proposes
Of Current Propositions
A proposal that citizens of the
county meet together often and dis
cuss mutual problems was made by
Frank M. Davis, member of the
board of commissioners, as he ad
dressed the Hazelwood Boosters
Club on Thursday night.
"We need to get together, know
each other better, and come to an
understanding of mutual prob
lems." he pointed out.
"We have here In Haywood 79
industries, with a payroll of over
16 millions; more than 2,750 farms,
with an income of over eight mil
lions; and a fast growing tourist
business Through it all, we have
kindred goals., problems, .and be
ing neighborly, we can do a lot tc
help each other," he said.
Mr. Davis pointed out the many
advantages of the Community De
velopment program and the high
degree of cooperation which the
program had generated In the rural
areas. He cited a similar need for
the citizens in the Haywood towns.
The commissioner struck at
over-spending for welfare especi
ally the continued practice of rend
ering aid when the recipients
fails to try to do for himself
"There are many who through cir
cumstances require aid, and de
serve it; while there might be
some who do not deserve to get as
much. And that is where citizens
have a responsibility of reporting
any such case which might arise.
"To grant a hand-out to a person
who is able to do something for
themselves kills his pride, and of
ten iniative. I've seen it happen too
often," he continued.
Mr. Davis pointed out the Impor
tance of a happy home, happy
school -all "these are essential to
our citizens, and essential to the
making of Haywood a better place
in which to live."
The speaker was introduced by
Mayor Clyde Fisher, a member of
the program committee. Sam Lane,
president, presided. ,
Dies In Hayes vi lie
Funeral services were held
Thursday al the True!! Memorial
Church in HaygsviMe for William
Joshua Winchester, 79. Services
were conducted by Rev, L. P.
Smith, pastor, and Rev, F. R. Da
Vis.' Burial ' was In the" church
A native of Waynesville. Mr.
Winchester went to Clay County
as a young-. man and taught, in the
public schools for a number of
years. He served as rural mail car
rier and later entered the mercan
For 54 years he served as Sun
day School Superintendent in the
Surviving in addition in the
widow are two sons, (.'laud Win
chester of Clarksville, Ga., and P.
B. Winchester nf Haywood. Calif.,
a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Bryan of
Hayesville, and a stepdaughter,
Mrs. Louise York Roberson of
Etowah, Tenn. Others arc seven
grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren, as weU as a number
of nieces and nephews in Haywood
Elects Miss York
Miss Dolores York, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. York of Way
nesville,' Route 1 , has been elected
a Vice president of the Baptist
Student Union at Bcrca College.
She will direct the program of de
votional activities for Baptist stu
dents in Berea. She will also serve
as chairman of a committee to ar
range dormitory prayer meetings,
Bible study groups, and other de
Miss York has been active in the
Baptist Student Union during her
stay at Berea, serving as Sunday
School class president, and Group
Captain in her Training Union. She
was formerly a member of the
Bethel Baptist church.
Two Men Bound
Over To Court
For Theft Of Car
Tall 21-ycar-nld James Edward
Williams, In an army uniform, was
bound over to the July term of
court here today under $2,!j()() bond
charged with larceny of a car.
His companion. Everett Messer,
17, was bound over under '$500
blind by Magistrate Johnny' Fergu
son. Evidence showed that the 1949
Chevrolet sedan of Cecil Cooper,
Lake Junaluska, was taken (roin
the Dayton Rubber parking lot
sometime after 2:30. The car had
been driven 400 miles, arid dam
aged about $200 when found by
patrolmen in Rosman the next
Cpl. Prltchard Smith, of the
highway patrol, said Williams had
previously served time for steal
ing cais, and was now under in
dictment for non-support. Sheriff
Fred Campbell said the defendant
is also absent without leave from
The evidence showed a lire was
taken from the car and sold. Eight
gas caps and a half gallon of li
quor were found in the car by
Messer said he accepted an offer
for a ride-about town with Wil
liams, whom he did not know. The
400-mile trip started about - 7:30
p, m.. and ended the next morning
when the Highway Patrol sent out
word about the missing car.
Williams did not take the stand.
Boy Scout Drive
The Boy Scout drive has reach
ed $1,300, according to Ben Col
kltt, general chairman of the cam
The quota for the local district Is
$1,570, Mr. Colkitt said, with a
like amount for the permanent res
toration of the dam at Daniel
Boone Camp, near Lake Logan.
A few more committees are yet
lo report, Mr. Colkitt said.
Canton has a quota of $1,700 for
the same drive.
Halsam Manor Plans
Landscaping on the Balsam Man
or Apart nients will be started in
the next few days, according to
Bruce Good, president of the de
velopment, flans call for a total of
more than 8(H) trees and other
plantings, including red maple,
white poplar, mountain laurt'l.
rhododendron, and other ornament
Mr, Good also announced that
tendnts who make application be
fore March 17 could choose their
interior color scheme from the
buff, gray,, and green offered. Mr.
Good may be reached for further
information by phoning 1359.
M. II. MiDaniel
Marshall II. McDaniel f Way
nesville h,is just heen promoted to
the rank of corporal,- according to
an announcement by headquarters
of the 5th Armoied Division, Camp
Corporal McDaniel is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Cephus McDaniel of
Route 1, Waynesville. His wife is
the former Miss Gertrude Caldwell,
Forestry Study Is Now
Underway Here In Haywood
The spotlight on forestry in Hay-a lour through the Unagusta Manu-
The complete report of he 7
man Inter-City survey commission,
together wtht the draft of the bill
for Legislative action for propos
ing the consolidating Waynesville
and Hazelwood are being published
in full in this Issue.
The full text of the Inter-City
Commission covering some 40
typed pages, has made 1IV4 coU
umns of reading matter, and wtll
be found on pages S and 6 of the
The draft of the bill, which will
be sent to Senator William Me
ford, and Representative Oral I
Yates, covers 15 pages of legal
sized paper, and made 6 columns
of reading matter. The text of the
bill will be found on page 6 and
8, also in the second sectiom.
The bill is entitled "an act to
consolidate the Towns of Waycs
ville and Hazelwood Into one Kwn,
to be known as The Town of
Waynesville, and to provide for
The bill is divided Into 49 mo
lions, and covers every phase of
municipal operation from duties
of officers, their election, and tech
nical adoption of ordinances, as
well as general operation of a town,
The town manager form of gov-
eminent is provided for in the bill.
Also provided is the right of 15
per cent of the qualified voters of
either town to present petltiniis
asking for an election on the mat
ter of consolidation. The provisions
for such an election are covered
in the last five sections of the bill..
The provision calls for presenta
tion of such a petition to either or
both boards within 15 days alter
the ratification of the bill by the
General Assembly. An election
would have to be called within
five days-f-Suhdays excluded. ,
The bUl also tentatively xlndl
the term of prcsenf ollicers tu
July 31, 1951. Thp time for mak
ing the annual budget is set to
August 31, 1951,
The regular date lor the elec
tions in the two town:- Is May Btli,
but the bill provides that the tenta
tive date be set for Tuesday, July
17th, or in the ease-of emergency,
Tuesday, July 24th. This is the last
section of the bill. These dates
would arfply whether the towns
were consolidated or had previ
ously voted to remain separate.
The report of the Inter-City com.
mission Covers about eight gener
al subjects relating to the twu
ln keeping with the suggestions
nf the Commission, the member;
of the General Assembly will in
sert the salary to be paid the alder
men and mayor. This to be In keep,
ing with salaries paid by municip
alities of equal size in the state.
The members of the General As
sembly, together with the Attor
ney General's office can at -their,
discretion make such changes as
to phraseology of the bill as they
may deem necessary.
The survey commission, said in
respect to the legislative bills:
"I The general form and pro
visions of the bill as submitted
have been reviewed and approved
at the office of the attorney gen
eral; "2 The bill in its present terms,
slightly revised from the original
draft, will again be reviewed bv
the office of the attorney general
for legal form before it may be
"3 Depending on the date whe
the bill might be ratified, some
slight changes may be necestaty
on the dates involved.
"4 Otherwise, the Commission
believes that the bill as herein sub
mitted, properly and fairly accom
plishes its objectives and that no
material changes otherwise should
The commission's report, and th)
(See Report Page 3)
wood got off to a good start Sun
day, as numerous ministers men
tioned the important subject from
Today a group of interested
farmers visited the farm of F. L.
Leopard, in RatelifTc Cove, to see
the results of some outstanding
On Tuesday, March t3. the tour
starts at 10 a.m., and should re
turn about 4:30. As Tuesday has
been named "Forest Protection
Day," a tour will bp made to the
Coweeta Experiment Station in
Macon County. This is a Federal
Forest Experiment Station where
experiments have been run on graz
ing for approximately twenty
Wednesday, March 14, will be
1 "Timber Use, Day" and will include
fa'ctunng Company, starting from
the Courthouse at 10 a.m. The
party will continue to Canton, to
be' guests of the Champion Papor
& Fibre Company for lunch, and
go through the plant in the after
noon. On Thursday, March 15, "Wood
land Management Day," tle tour
will leave at 9 a.m. in order to go
to-the.. Biltmore Estate to study
their selective cutting. After
lunch at Biltmore, the party will
look at the farm woodlands at the
Bent Creek Experiment Station.
On Friday, March 16, the Com
mission is asking county schools
to present an Arbor Day program,
including if possible the planting
of an individual tree or a line of
trees for a windbreak.
Killed ... . 0
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway PatroU