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bies for cry! nr. They laren't
any hair, any teeth, they
rant talk back and econom
ists claim they ewe the gov
ernment over $3,10 apiece.
published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The G
reat Smoky Mountains National Park
66th YEAR NO. 23 14 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 19, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Count!
. 700 miles stand
On Education Board.
I J id' home-town
Across time comes
i 1 t W. Gudger has
L contribution to a
L" do my bit to help
! Is Where The
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lir is now with the
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25 More Haywood Men Report To Uncle Sam For Duty
Wrthdavs fall on
MwiD celebrate their an
r . castpr Sunday
fust "u --- ---- -the
only lime to this
a toe Easter was on
" . .nnl H "ill not
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Ler of the Press
Lifted id In the Mountaln-
Ujmej onngs in even vk-
Ub man were cavcv.vcu.
etS IgO numer .
Li.. inKt of land. Now
i inswer from George
1 .n hA uiav from Kan
lUOQ til wc ""J
L, California. The two men
M friends buck.
,i lost track of eacn otner
iiiison saw Plotfs ad in
knUineer, and promptly
In lnnlr hlnl
be conies to Carolina this
Ll Baby Holder
Ling before a magistrate
Ircgress at the court house.
intss. holding a small baoy,
led to testify.
las told to hold the Bible in
hand and raise her right
Liother looked puzzled, as
Iced first at the lawyer,
baby cudled in her arms.
It don't see how I can do
ill the baby," she finally
lawyer had already sensed
kion and said:
hand the baby over to Jim
there, he is the official
Ider of the court."
hlmer was on his feet with
p outstretched before thej
pud (unshed his statement
Id the baby like a veteran
lor only a moment. The
pier of the child rushed
Id took charge.
'timer grinned as he took
l-and remarked: "I didn't
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The 25 draftees who left here Friday enjoyed hot coffee and doughnuts served by the VFW Auxiliary in th Selective Service. Office
prior to boarding a bus for Charlotte. Two of the servers are Mrs. M cDarris, left, and Mrs. Sebe Bryson, right. The men shown In tlio
group are: Lindsey Kay Rogers, Bryce Dean McAnlnch, Lawrence H ue Carver, James William Rector, David Hugh linnaii,
Erwin Floyd Mehaffey, Ted Vernon Clark, Ray Mil ler, Charles Gerald Creasman. Luther Chastcen Wyatt, Ralph Sut
ton, Burlin Queen, Waiter Edward Sorrells, Billy Lee McAninch, B urlin David Roberts, Kenneth Ray W'oiicy, Samuel Marcus Setzcr,
David Josh Welch, Arvill Carver, Jr., Roy Vinson Fanner, Carlos M onroe Free, Edgar Green, Roy (!lon Stephens, Robert Samuel
Bradley and James Hubert Gibson. (Stall Photo).
Democratic Executive Committee Vote
Against Increasing School Board Now
Move Along, Brother, No
Parking, Says Officer
kvnesville Lions Club vot-
f week or so ago to hold
Nght in the near future.
heral, conflicting engage-
Itiie Lions had some trouble
a suitable night for the
After much discussion as
"Pt in the week would
best night, one member
stated that Thursday, the
wting time of the club,
only time his wife would
"t So the club derided
Ladies' Niaht on ThnrKrfAV
Wing the Rotary Club
"oard of direct nrs anA tho
f in turn name the officers
ticking the records this
as found that th
f Partiality as to church
r- mee years ago the
i --"ujricnan tor presi
10d by 8 Methodist, then
f Thls Past week the cycle
LIT a i resDyxenan
pwt-was named as pres-
F WARD REMAINS IN
t WarH c . .
lh. t, W,K ln's morn-
Roy W. Greene Is
Injured In Road
Roy W. Greene suffered a back
injury in an automobile collision
Thursday on the Newfound Road
just east of Canton, when two cars
collided on the detour.
Patrolman W. R. Wootcn, in
vestigating officer, said that a car
driven by Clarence Mills, of Can
ton, and another car driven by J.
Donald Henderson, route one, Can
tori, collided near the Arnold
Greene, a passanger in the Mills
car, was the only one to receive
injuries beyond slight cuts and
bruises, the patrolman said.
According to the records main
tained by The Mountaineer, and the
Highway Patrol, Mr. Greene is the
9th person to be injured on Hay
wood highways this year.
irirf . ll Tuesday nQPti,r
.. "aynesuiit- i
"wdeH k.. .. c tempera-
Fa T,"' le staff of the
Service To Be
Held At Junaluska
The annual Easter Sunrise Ser
vice, sponsored by the Youth Fel
lowships of Methodist Churches in
Haywood County, will be held at
the cross at Lake Jynaluska at 7
o'clock Easter morning.
Dr. H. G- Allen, superintendent
of the Junaluska Assembly win
will make the adress and special
music will be furnished by the high
school chorus under the direction
of Charles Isley.
In the spring, a young mans
fancy turns to love
But he had better be careful
where he demonstrates, according
to officials this week, as they com
pleted plans for "bearing down"
on Illegal parking and trespassing
on public property.
Cpl. Pritchard Smith, of the
Highway Patrol, Sheriff Fred
Campbell, together with Policemen
Everette McElroy, of Lake Juna
luska and Chief Orville Noland,
Waynesville, in a joint announce
ment said they plan to carry out a
rigid checking program.
First off, they warn about park
ing on public roads, school grounds,
or on church grounds this also
applies to Lake Junaluska Assem
bly grounds, they said.
The next warning was to those
couples who try to drive and court
at the same time; especially these
two-in-one drivers where two per
sons try to crowd under the wheel
of the car and drive, they explain
ed. Another dangerous practice is
the "heip-me" type driver, who
uses one hand on the wheel, and
his girl holds the other side of the
"Traffic is getting heavier, and
this type of driving is too danger
ous for all concerned," Cpl. Smith
said. He cited an instance where
he saw a car weaving from one
side of the road to the other, and
while not going fast, he stopped
the driver, to find a young couple
snuggled together under the wheel.
"I thought it was just one person,
at first," the patrolman said. His
orders were: "Now just one of you
drive, and drive correctly I'll fol
(See Officers Page 8)
Haywood Needs To Plant
5,000 Acres Trees, Says
State Forester J. Gray
"Haywood is not planting but
about one fourth as many trees as
should be," John Gray, state ex
tension forester told Rotarians
here Friday. '
"Last year only 132 acres were
planted in Haywood, and there
should have been 500 acres," he
said, as he pointed to the ever
growing need of forests. He sug
gested that 1,000 seedlings per
acre, and JMA was now paying
$5.50 per acre for such soil con
"Tree farming is a new busi
ness," he said, and he discussed the
new methods being used, which
are more than keeping fire out of
the woods, and letting nature
alone. ' - -'' -v' -
"Good tree farming demands ap
plication of good common sense
practices," he said. He cited ex
amples of where choice trees were
cut for wood, and others unsuitable
for timber were left standing.
He said that there are 38 mil
lion cords of scrap wood in North
Carolina forests today.
Forester Gray predicted that be
fore too long, Haywood farmers
would be "pulling down from the
steep hillside-pastures" and would
begin planting the steep slopes
with fast growing trees.
"Haywood county has about
5.000 acres which need re-seeding
at this time,' he continued.
Through a state plan, seedlings are
free, up to 5,000 quantities.
The Haywood Democratic Execu
tive committee asked in a resolu
tion passed Saturday, for the board
of education ,Ui be increase, two
years from now tq five members.
The resoltuion asks that the three
elected last year be confirmed for
the pending two-year term.
Charles B. McCrary, chairman,
in a letter to Senator William Med
ford, and Rep. Oral L. Yates today,
transmitted copies of the resolu
tion, together with another action
taken by the executive committee
regarding action of the State Board
of Elections. The State Board, the
county group charges, named a
member of the county board of
elections without consultation.
This, the resolution said, "Is not
for the best interests of the Demo
The letter, including the resolu
tions, mailed today by Mr. Mc
Crary, in full, is as follows:
"At a meeting of the executive
committee of the Democratic Par
ty of Haywood County, held in the
Commissioners' Room at the Court
house at 2:00 P.M., Saturday,
March 17, 1951, the two following
resolutions were adopted:
1. The Chairman and all mem
bers of the State Board of Elec
tions be notified that the County
Executive Committee nor its Chair
man were not consulted in the ap
pointment of a new member to the
County Board of Elections of Hay
wood County, and that appoint
ments done in this manner are not
for the best interests of the Demo
cratic Party and such an appoint
ment is not condoned by this body.
This resolution was carried by
2. The Committee realizing the
smaller school districts are at a
disadvantage in electing a member
to the County Board of Education,
ask that the Representative from
Haywood County introduce a bill
whereby each school district will
have representation on the County
Board by electing a member from
each district and the Executive
Committee asks that the present
board of three men, that were
elected at the last election, be con
firmed and the new board be elect
ed by a vote of the people and take
office two years from this date.
Incorporated in the bill, the Execu
tive Committee suggests that the
terms of office of the new board be
staggered so that not more than
two new men will be elected in any
election so that the board will at
all times have men on it that are
familiar with the work the board is
The above resolution was carried
by a vote of 17, with no opposition.
Mr. West, Mr. Rogers and Mr.
Caldwell explained they had sign
ed a petition for a five-man board,
and with this explanation and the
condonement of the resolution as
adopted, the vote was made unani
mous. Your continued fine work for the
good of the people , of Haywood
(See School Board Paee 8)
March in a month of (lying kites,
and along with the same bie.e,
sailed a hat into the political ring
Joe Liner officially announced
himself as a candidate lor mem
ber of the board of aldi'l'ineii.
Mr. Liner, co-owner of I lie
Waynesville Laundry, is an active
member of the Lions and Klks
He is the lirst to make an official
statement relative to the approach
ing election for town officials.
Representative Oral L. Yates has
included in the omnibus state bill
in the General Assembly, the
names of five men for the Haywood
Board of Education. Three of these
were nominated last election, and
two are being added by Rep. Yates
The names of Jarvls R. Caldwell,
of Iron Duff, and Cauley Rogers!
of Fines Creek, have been added
to the, three nominated last spring.
They were: J Letch Worley, Can
ton; Coleman R. Francis, Clyde;
and James W. Klllian, Waynesville.
Rep. Yates said that he wanted
a-man from each of the five dis.
tricts with a high school.
The terms of office are to begin
April 1, 1951, and continue until
April 1, 1953, or until successors
are elected. A local bill Is to be
introduced by Rep. Yates setting
for the change from three to five
members, to be voted upon next
Rep. Yates, in an Interview with
The Mountaineer just prior to leav
ing for Raleigh said: "I have made
a study of similar conditions as
exist In Haywood, and find that
most counties have five members
on the school board. 1 want to say
sere (hat no personalities have en
tered in this decision. I feel, that
with the proposed building pro
gram, (that It would be better to
have live men to deal with the
many problems, than to throw all
the burden on the shoulders of
"1 have received at Raleigh, pe
titions bearing the signatures of
more than 2,000 Haywood voters,
asking that the membership of the
bwro; hejucreasnd to five. IJhave
received pel It Ions favoring reten
tion of the three-member board
signed by less than 200 names,"
Rep. Yates continued.
"In naming this board, I have
even named a man who opposed
my election. I consider him a
qualified man for the place, and
am naming him for that reason. I
am proud of Haywood; I am aware
t hat our school system needs to be
improved, and it Is to this end,
that I have decided to increase the
board to five members."
He pointed out that It was his
(See Yates Page 81
Named In Education Bill By Yates
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m of Goal
With about half of Red Cross
month torn off the calendar. A J.
Fancher, co-chairman of the Fund
Drive, reports that approximately
40 per cent of the $5,082 goal has
been collected. The round sum of
$2,000 includes the $1,01)0 previous
ly reported from the business sec
tions of Waynesville. HazHwood,
and Lake Junaluska. as well as Hie
$429 donation by Wellco employees.
Mr. Fancher pointed out thai al
though results thus far are )io
mising, there is still a long way
to go, with needs increasing almost
The Board of County Confils'
.sinners this morning began their
annual task of acting as a board
of Equalization and Review. Today's
session was mixed with this duty
as well as regular third Monday
The Board will be In session
each day this week to hear any
complaints regarding real estate
assessments. The schedule for the
remainder of the week Is as fol
Tuesday, March 20 F lues
Creek, Crablree, and Iron Duff
Wednesday, March 21 Pigeon
East Fork, and Cecil Townships.
Thursday, March 22 Waynes'
Friday and Saturday, March 23
and 24-Beaverdam and Clyde
Two Smart Salesgirls Make
Good Selling Scout Cookies
Two of the .besl . ; salesladies ever
to offer wares in North Carolina
proved themselves in Waynesville
Two pretty Girl Scouts Denna
Jo Farmer, and Patricia Bristol
worked as a team selling Girl
Scout cookies 'at 35 cents' a box.)
The young ladies put up a good
sales talk "as they explained the
purchase of a box of cookies went
toward helping finance the Scout
As they approached customer
after customer in the halts of the
court house, they 'sold" their
icookies, and for thirteen consecu
tive times the customers paid the
price, but said; "You keep the
The two Girl Scouts sold and
received $4.90 for the one box.
Then it became embarrassing to
the younp ladies. A final deal was
made as a reporter bought the box
for keeps, upon the promise that
a highway patrolman would eat
Happily . they went to report
their sales to headquarters.
Two smart salesladies, who will
probably became salesmanagcrs
one of these days.
Cauley Rogers, of Fines Creek (left) and Jarvls R. Caldwell, (righti
of Iron Duff, were named in a bill by Rep. Oral L. Yates adding
them to the board of education. These two were named in addi
tion to the three nominated last spring. (Stall Photo).
Merger Bill Introduced
In General Assembly By
Rep. Yates, Sen; Bedford
The Waynesville Rotary Club
unanimously endorsed the merger
of Waynesville and llazelwood, as
the club met "here Friday. '
This morning telegrams were
sent to Rep. Oral L. Yates, and
Senator William Medford, by chjb
president. Richard N. Barber, Jr.
The telegram read as follows:
"The Waynesville Rotary Club,
composed of over 50 business and
professional men of Waynesville
and llazelwood, on Friday, March
1(1, unanimously adopted the rec
ommendations of the planning com
mission for the consolidation of our
municipalities into one city."
Shortly before noon Friday, both
houses of the General Assembly
received bills which would pro
vide for the merger of Waynes,
ville and llazelwood.
Senator William Medford intro
duced the bill in the Senate, and
Rep. Oral L. Yates in the House.
The hill as introduced in both
houses were Identical. The bill
was referred to the committee on
"Counties, Cities nd Towns" in
The bill was checked by the at- '
torney general's office late Thurs
day, and early Friday both Hay
wood members of the Assembly
Introduced the measure.
The bill carries the stipulation
that petitions asking for a vote on
the matter can be obtained, ami
presented to the board of alder
men of either town, within fifteen
days after the date of ratification
by the General Assembly.
3i Miles Roads
Built In February
In This County
The Stale Highway Commission
announces the completion of three
and one-half miles of road work In
Haywood County (luring February.
Grading and surfacing with traf
fic hound macadam were finished
on the Dickson Road for 0.2 mile.
Stabilizing and .strengthening
were completed on the following:
Chinquapin, 0.3 mile; Scroggs,
0.1; West Cove, 0.2; Mangus, 0.3;
Dutch Cove. 0 3; Beaverdam,
0.2; Tight Run, 0.3; Underwood,
0.3; Hock House, 0.2; White Oak,
0.2; Max Patch, 0.2; Crawford. 0.3;
Cove Creek Mountain, 0.4; Leather
wood, 0.1; Rabbit Skin, 0.1.
More than 23 miles of road work
was completed in (he Tenth High
way Division during February.
Driver Hits Bus,
Lands In Jail
Ten minutes alter an Ashevillc
motorist side-swiped a bus com
ing down Soi o Mountain Saturday
night, the driver of the car was in
the hands of Cpl. Pritchard Smith,
and Patrolman Joe Murrill.
The driver was lodged in jail
and charged with driving while
Intoxicated, and hit-and-run.
Patrolmen said the driver cut-in
too quickly in front of the bus com
ing down the mountain.
"Just a little more, and' both
vehicles could have tumbled down
the mountain," the patrolmen said.
Study New Price
Meeting Friday night at the
Courthouse, the Waynesville Mer
chant's Association discussed the
steps necessary for complying with
the Price Stabilization program.
The group sent letters to Ben
Douglas, Administrator of the O.
P. S. in Charlotte, making two re
quests. The first was for an exten
sion of time beyond the March 29
deadline set for the filing of charts.
The second asked to have an Office
of Price Stabilization established
Charles E. Ray outlined to the
group the steps essential to com
pliance with the regulations, and
explained a number of the rules
and the meaning of the various
categories used. He stressed that
the matter was most important,
and should be worked out accord
ingly. The time extension was request
ed because of the late arrival of
the literature on filing of chart;,,
and the "vest amount of time and
work" this would entail.
An Asheville office was urged
since the nearest O. P. S. office to
Western Carolina is that in Char
lotte, and the distance and time in
volved in seeking Information from
that office works a hardship on the
merchants. An Asheville office
would be able to serve the 16
Calendar Says Spring
Will Arrive Wednesday
Someone Should send the wea- pour? And housewives are look-
therman a calendar between now
and Wednesday. Just as clear as
anything, the calendar says, "March
21, Wednesday. First Day of
Spring." But those poor flowers
that bloom in the spring are,., get
ting mighty discouraged under that
sleazy blanket of snow.
However, according to the cal
endar it's time to get out the .sul
phur and molasses. Who cares if
the molasses is frozen too stiff to
ing at closets that will have to be
turned out in spring houseclcan
ing. Of course, anybody who opens
the windows long enough to wash
them will undoubtedly be blown
straight across the mountain, but
it is spring, isn't it? almost.
. Many youngsters are getting out
the baseball equipment, and adults
are easting longing eyes at the
fishing tackle displays in store win
dows it must be spring, almost.
Killed . . . . 0
Injured .... 9
(This Information com
piled from Records .