, Too Old
. lavman reports
LTpeople 'a' a.vs knew
I , last week made
f-rfthe old-timers sit up
rice Seems that folks
j lived there alt their lives
Cihines they hadn't known
the Pll-uuva mm iv
unced them even more
"...m in th.v first
jne For Easter
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published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Saint Peter. How did you
get up here?
Latest Arrival: flu.
rt Walter and the Rabbits
m it's Stamey and the
s Xot satisfied with practic
. u r barney has taken to
I kbit's. The other morning
I' - ftAnn Hrfiu'n
COUn House, un-im mv-r...
that Mr. Stamey kept hum-
ijd kept humming till final-
Ubodv had to nouce xne
I -Here Comes Peter Cotton-
Seems that one or Mr.
k's does nao ju
ilh six baby Dunmes, ana ne
a set up uot n ne was an
jisiag out cigars.
Inks A Lot"
. first serviceman from the
immunity to decide to send
ataer subscriptions to men
I irmed forces has just sent
links. David Luther Henry of
Oak sent the folks a card
that he had received his
top? of the Mountaineer and
Ls great. Thanks a lot.
66th YEAR NO. 24 16 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 22, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countia
W ellco To
Merger Ml Passes
ring A Competitor
try rraneis lists nis ousiness
kit-grower, and farmer. He
ll add another, by saying
Francis found sometime ago
In Atlanta apple market had
iference for a small Gcorgia-
ipple, about a third the size
average stayman, The apple
u abundance in North Geor-
looks certainly could not be
tiling point of the fruit.
It Mr. Francis, so he bought
to eat, and distribute
k friends to find the secret
ippk' tastes like old wine.
ile tcerc is not much to the
apple -sometimes hav-
mint of 200 per bushel the
is there for those who like a
Francis plans to continue
h the large, delicious apples
m his orchard is noted.
ling Out Young
if Ferguson of Fines Creek
N only four years old, but his
asm for church would do
io many of his seniors Plav-
imnl Of US hump ha emu
IP pass which he thought be-
p in Major Cecil Brown of
Mvation Army. Not knowinir
had just traded it he
!d down the road after it.
three miles from home, Mr.
" spotted the small fieure
"8 bravely alone.
bere do you think you're
lillie?" "To Aunt Cecil's
F School down on Shelton
Mr. Rathbone nersnarlpri
' elimb into the truck for a
e. fle d have to wait four
whN beloved Sunday School,
Parted out on Wednes-
SHis family is hnnino hp
make the week short again;
h excited over the Easter
JH Planned for this Sunday).
MLLED TO FLORIDA
(Special To The Mountaineer!
RALEIGH, March 22 The bill
calling for the merger of Waynes
ville and Hazelwood passed the
third reading in the Senate this
morning. The bill was introduced
last Friday by Senator William
Medford, and an identical bill in
the House by Rep. Oral L. Yates.
The Senate bill went to the
House by special messenger short
ly afternoon today.
The bill set the salary of mayor
at $500 per year, and aldermen at
Only one of the two bills intro
duced will have to be passed and
The date of Anal passage, and
ratification is dependent upon so
many things, including the amount
of work already in the committees,
that no one would even hint a
The bill would permit citizens
of either town to request an elec
tion on the question upon present
ation of petitions signed by IS
per cent of the qualified voters of
either town. The petitions would be
received within 13 days after rati
fication of the bill.
An amendment to the bill was
made on the third reading, to
sections 44. 45 and 47. As original.
ly introduced, the, election if held;
would have been against registra
tion. The slight phraseology was
changed to stipulate the "majority
of votes cast in the election, and
not against the registration books".
Members of the Senate felt this
point should be clarified, as that
was the original intent and pur
pose, they explained.
Sara Awaits Another Happy Easter With Peter Cottontail
' x IN
The creating of office of two
deputies in Haywood became a law
about noon today. The measure
provided the creation of a deputy
here, and in Canton.
IS. Carter Oshnrno
F i Osborne, and Miss Kather-
ne. eft WnHnocH,,, f-
on account nf tho rfoatv,
P W. Boney, a brother-in-IMr.
and Mrs. Osborne.
" Honda Mr onri m
e plan fn tu.: '
'n i,rdl 22Ptly fair
5 reem-Hoj . icmpera-CS'fthe
No local school legislation lias
been introduced for Haywood, Rep.
Yates has included the names of
two additional members to the
school board in the state omnibus
With Board As
The board of commissioners, sil
ting as a board of equalization and
review, reported "business quiet"
which is just the way they want it
when complaints are involved.
The board will be in session for
the remainder of the week.
The records show that what few
cases have been brought up have
been settled Immediately. Most of
them have been the result of cleri
cal errors, it was said.
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Little Sara Thomas thinks the world of her year-old bunny, which is almost as large as she is, but
she loves every thread of him, even his,. floppy left ear. Sara is AVi years old, attends Waynesvillc.
Kindergarten, and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. "CIihI" Thomas.
' '' (Photo by Ingram's Studioi.
Welf are Board
Mrs. Carl Medford was named
as a member of the Haywood
County Welfare Board, by the
State Board. Mrs. Medford will
succeed J. R. Boyd, whose term
expires on March 31st. Mrs, Med
ford will take the oath of office
on April first.
Dr. Ellen Winston, state super
intendent of Welfare, made the
formal announcement of the ap
pointment of Mrs, Medford. The
appointment is for a three-year
Mrs. Medford operates n l'arni,
tourist home, and her hobby is
raising AnRus cattle. She .served
as a trustee of the Summer School
of Duke University when sessions
were held at Lake Junaluska.
Mf. Boyd became a member of
the Welfare board back in 1937,
and has served for 14 consecutive
years. Other members are N, C.
West, of Clyde, whose term ex
pires in April of next year, and
Nathan Carver, of Jonathan Creek,
whose term runs to April 1953.
The three members will meet
the first of April and name a chair
man, a place which has been filled
by Mr, Boyd.
CpL Zeb Alley
Wounded; Now In
Hospital In Japan
Report from the Adjutant Gen
eral of the Army at noon today
wan that Cpl, Alley was serious
ly wounded in Korea on March
Along with all the weather
watching to see if Easier will be
fair enough to permit wearing a
frivolous new chapeau or patent
leather pumps, there is deep feel
ing throughout the entire county
of the spiritual significance of the
Perhaps the Lenton season of
preparation, perhaps the immi
nence of the Baptist revivals, per
haps the tension of the times, and
the eternal hope without which
men could not live, all contribute
to the depth of meaning of this
present Eastertide. Men need the
faith of a little child, who closes
his eyes to sleep through tfle dark
ness of night in the absolute trust
(See Easter Page 8)
Community Chairman In
A number of topics of mutual
concern to municipal and rural
areas were covered at a special
meeting of the community chair
men of the Community Develop
ment Program on Tuesday night i
Attending the meeting were 26
persons representing 14 communi
ties, as well as two members of the
county agent's staff, and the presi
dent of the Chamber of Commerce.
Need for closer affiliation be
tween the Chamber of Commerce
and the various communities was
stressed by Dave Felmet. Chamber
president. He suggested that every
community chairman should be
come a director in the Chamber
of Commerce, since the three, phas
es of the county's economic and
social life are industry, tourists,
County Agent Wayne Corpening
I discussed the national defense pro
gram as it applied to the com
niunties. and described the plans
developed at the Agricultural Mo
bilization Committee meeting in
which he took part.
Mr, Corpening and Assistant
County Agent Turner Cathey an
nounced the progress of plans for
community-wide Blood Donor Re
cruitment day on Saturday, April
7. Two receiving stations will be
in operation, one at the Courthouse
in Waynesville and the other at
the Bethel school. Each commun
ity n ill try to recruit twenty don-
The honor of being the first stale
countv in North Carolina, and pos
sibly in the United States, to have
rural coverage in group hospital
insurance, may come to Haywood,
if present plans are carried
through. The group discussed the
(See Community rage p
County - Wide Baptist
Revivals Start Sunday
Thirty - two Haywood Baptist
churches will begin a series of re
vival services Sunday. This Is part
of a south-wide program. Many of
the churches will hold a two weeks'
meeting, while others will have a
meeting for one week.
Many of the churches for the
past week have been holding spe
cial meetings, and prayer services
preparatory to the revival. A reli
gious census began the campaign,
and since that time an elaborate
preparation has been undertaken.
According to an announcement
released today, the following
churches are participating, togeth
er with the preacher:
Aliens Creek, Rev. G. E. Scruggs,
Barbersville, M. If. Kendal. Mars
Hill, preaching; Rev. Jarvis Brock,
Bethel, Rev. C. L. Bissett, pas
tor, will do the preaching.
Burnettc Siding, Rev. Joe Wil
liams pastor announced Ilev. C. V.
(See Baptists Page 8)
State News Staff
To Visit Section
The staff of the State News Bu
reau, with Charles Parker, direc
tor, are scheduled to make a brief
stop here on Saturday, as they
make a tour of this part of the
Mr. Parker said the purpose of
the trip was to give the staff first
hand information of this section,
and for them to see the main at
tractions of this area.
From here they plan to go to
Cherokee, and Fontana
Becker Named As
Ranger For Area
Michael Becker is replacing Clif
ford Senne as National Park rang
er. Ile will be in charge of the
Waynesville district' of the Blue
Mr. Becker was transferred here
from Lake Mead Recrcal ion Area,
Boulder City, Nevada. He expects
Cpl. Zeb Alley tulked lo his
mother, Mrs. Doyle Alloy, by tele
phone from a hospital bed in Yoko
hama, Japan early Monday morn
ing. Cpl. Alley, who Is attached lo
Hie 2nd Infantry Division, was
wounded March (i while fighting
in the Wonju area.
Mrs. Alley had had no official
notice from the War Department
prior to the telephone cull, bill her
son assured her that he was "get
ting along fine" and receiving good
treatment. He expected lo be mov
(See Cpl. Alley Page 8)
A new department of Wellco Shoe Corporation is being
pushed to completion, and will give employment to an addi-v
tional 150 to 200 local people, it was learned here this morn
ing from II. W. Rollman, president.
Fifty people were added this week, bringing the total
payroll to 430, it was learned. About fifty more will be added
next week, and another similar froup week after next, Mr.
Rollman said. About 90 per cent of those added will bo
The new department will pro
duce a "new conception" in shoes,
which will be announced on a na
tional basis May 6th, and go on sale
the seventh. The type, and de
tails of the new shoes were not
announced, pending the format
showing throughout the nation on
The new type shoes will almost
double the present daily produc
tion of 5,000 pairs.
The response to the new type
shoe by merchants who have been
sworn to secrecy, has been over
whelming. The entire second floor of Plant
two is being converted into quar
ters exclusively fr the new de
partment. Anoi't fifty special ma
chines are being added -many be
ing built by engineers of Wellco.
Those now working n the new
type shoes are doing so behind
closed doors, and the public is not
admitted to the area.
This new department will not in
any way interfere with the pro
duction of the regular lines of
Foamtread shoes, for which the
firm has built a national reputa
tion. The company will observe
their 10th. anniversary in June.
The firm docs business on an
international basis, shipping many
The new shoe line was develop
ed in the research department of
the company. Other developments
are being worked on. it was learn
ed. One major item in shoes, on
which the company began research
lust May. has just been completed.
Mr. Rollman would not elabo
rate on the possibility of bow far
the "new conception" shoes might
go, except to say, "we know that
between 150 and 2011 people will
be added lo I he department im
mediately. Bey nod that, we must
face it when we gel there."
There's A Lot
So you've been having trouble
finding a parking place when you
rome to town on Saturday? Or
dodging everybody else who's
still hunting when you've trying
t walk across the street? Could
be that Dome of Haywood's 8,832
motor vrhielrs (aeeordlng to
Slate Registration figure) are
causing your trouble, Haywood
has an averase of one ear for
every 4.26 persons, standing
fifty-sixth In the slate, thus top
ping Mix counties whirh lie farth
er wesl. As far as the actual
number of curs goes, without
counting how many people ride
In them, Haywood ranks firty
third. The slate average lor over a
million vehicles Is 3.68 persons
each. Wake county leads with
2.51 persons per car, and Wa
tauga ranks last with a pretty
crowded-sounding M?2 pcrtoiw
for each automobile1 -
Schools To Have
Jlaywood county schools will be
closed Friday through Monday for
an Easter holiday, according to an
nouncement by the office of the
Board of Education.
The office of the Board itself will
Group To Open
Offices April 1
The Western North Carolina
Tourist Association will ocn head
quarters in the Masonic Temple
here April 1 for the purpose of
carrying on I he work in the eleven
The decision to open the new
ollice was reached at a meeting of
the hoard of directors of the Asso
ciation held here Wednesday.
The hoard also completed plans
to publish large vacation map of
the WNC counlies which will have
all accommodations for tourists
listed on the back. The maps will
be distributed 'through' the State
Advertising Division and Key
.lames- Myers of Bryson City is
president of the Tourist Associa
tion and Paul Hyatt of Waynesville
to leave in a few days lo bring Ills ' jt-maln open on Friday, but will be
lamuy nere. closed Saturday through Monday.
Weary Traveler Tries
In Vain To Find Drink
A Florida ' motorist trying to
make a fas trip from the red
hills of Georgia into' the Smokies
decided lo travel at. night. Short
ly before dawn, in an isolated
place, a tire went flat.
He managed to make repairs and
started again on bis journey just
as the sun peeped over the moun
tains. He stopped at the first drive-in
for much needed nourishment. As
he ordered his breakfast, he be
gan telling' his troubles to others
sitting about the lunch counter.
His story fell upon sympathetic
Then the motorist turned to the
young man next lo him and said:
"What I need is a good drink of
liquor. I'm worn out, and that
would brace me up."
The young man who had been
addressed, sipped more coffee and
said: "Many fellows follow that
With a gentle pat on the arm.
the Florida man whispered: "Can
you tell me where 1 can get a lit
tle liquor around here?"
The customer put down his cof
fee, and half-whispering replied:
"Sure I can fix you up I handle
quite a bit of liquor even white
liquor from down in Georgia.
When you finish your breakfast
come on down to Waynesville and
look me up jusf ask anyone for
Campbell that's my name."
The obliging young fellow left,
and the Florida motorist perked up
at the thoughts of gelling some
liquor. Then it occurred to him
that his new-found friend had not
told him his first name.
Calling to a waiter, he inquired:
"What is that fellow's first name
(See Traveler Page 8)
Under $1000 Bond
In Shooting Case
Wilburn Connard was released
under .$1,000 bond Wednesday,
charged with the shooting of Hu
bert l-laiice. Jackson county farm
er llance Millered a bullet through
his lace, and has been dismissed
from the Hospital. Sheriff Fred Y
Campbell said that a hearing would
he held in about three weeks,
when llance is able to attend.
The shooting occurred near the
I la wood -Jackson line, in Con-nard's-
house. Connard is 60 years
Lions Putting On
Broom Sale; For
Work With Blind
There should be plenty of new
brooms sweeping clean when spring
housecleaning starts. The Way
nesville Lions Club is obligingly
holding a broom sale on March 28,
20. and 30. Proceeds from the
sale will go to the Lions general
fund.- of which the main project is
assistance to the blind.
Door mats will also be offered
The brooms are made by Guil
ford Industries for the Blind, at
Joe Clinc, chairman of the broom
sale, says that the towns of Wav
nesville and Hazelwood are to he
divided into districts, so that Lions
Club members can canvass every
home and every business establish
ment with brooms. They will haw
brooms for both domestic and in
GARY TILLEY IN .HOSPITAL
Garv Tilley, six-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Alley Tilley. ot
Brown Avenue, is a patient in the
Haywood County Hospital.
County Man Due
Back From Detroit
With Deputy Fri.
Deputy Carl Setzer. and a guard,
are due back Friday from Detroit,
uilh James Cochran, alias James
Cochran was arrested by De
troit officers on a charge of non
support of his wife and six chil
dren. The papers had been out for
some time, but since the man was
going under an alias, the officers
were at a disadvantage in trying
to locate the man.
Killed . . . . 0
(This information com
piled from Records 0
State Highway Patrol)
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