(-omp-2.;, ;'G CO
be For The
Pffsnell. the young 4-H
talked off w.th top
f, hfe jrouP in the sUte
by producing 132
corn per acre, is a con
toood county boy,
rifomplishments won for
i to Raleigh. It was his
i n the state .capitol, and
,ed the sights. .
mi hen Hugh was ash
diving in Raleigh, he said:
t the mountains. It is al
,0 there for a short time,
a tome back to the mount-
ifimily have moved to the
Springs farm near Max
,ad with the abundance of
iri up thero, he plans to
jodOT -good crop of corn."
Lpraisal of Youth
uunger generation is quick
t tin language nd charact
of their parents. A Child
,thw is a professional man,
tes the "lingo" and the in-
le has in his work.
Lb was the case of little
Id Dottle Kay Turner,
t of Dr. and Mrs. Robert
wis visiting some friends,
shows a picture of a large
ltd on a hunt.
studied the picture for a
and then said: "If my
hid lulled that bear the
inc he would have done
be to look at the bear's
next to Christmas and
parties. Dottle likes to
(tther's office and get her
id Bryson, a well known
Ln, in discussing the
business in general, got off
it was that someone men-
phe new wingless broiler,
ies for develop-
ln shook his head, and said:
lArmy ever got hold of that
chicken, the private would
jo death there would not
kings to feed them."
fked for Credit
paging findings" were re-
ay Miss Madeline Tripp.
pie Board of Education, as
ted the Hazelwood school
N rating, and the Lake
h school for credit rating
'Ml grading will be an
upon receipt of the school
fes of the last report for
k everything is encourag-
n Bowies, superintendent,
Group to Hold
!al father and son ban
he local FFA group the
ountain Chapter of Future
f "i America will be held
fvening at the Hazelwood
Francis is secretary, and
Nesbitt is the agriculture
" va tvuiuov
r "id and wildfire will be
'""aay. it was announc-
me county agent s of.
Fjj demonstration will be-
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iarm in Iron Duff.
- "unuiuirauon win be
'he Henrv r.nrnnj
- , ' -ncu taint
d Jule Boyd tobacco bed
I'ublished TwictvA-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
With Violet coddling in ,hia
arms, ' .
He drove his ear, poor silly,
Where he once held Violet,
He now holds a lily.
66th YEAR NO. 26 18 PAGES Associated Press
YVAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 29, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countla
Dogwood Trees Being Planted In Community
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Citizens of Aliens Creek turned out with everything from spades to trucks to dig up, and plant dog
wood trees throughout the community. Mrs. Kufus Siler, president of the Richland Garden Club,
sponsor, is shown in the center. The Aliens Creek men of the Community Development Program
are hsown here with trees ready to be planted in their community.
BiHThrough House IntoLa
The women of the community took an active part in setting out dogwood trees in Aliens Creek
as well as in several other jwrts o the community. In all, 480 trees have been planted.
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Interest Grows In EJexl
Congressman, Us ESaywood
len Frequently Mentioned
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Although a year off. interest in
the possible candidates for Con
gress next- spring is increasing.
The recent announcement by Rep
resentative Monroe M, Redden
that he would not seek re-election,
has started many stories going the
rounds in political circles.
One of the latest is that Hep.
Redden might decide to run after
all. In such an event, the trend,
and circumstances of the whole
picture would be changed.
On the other hand, several Hay
wood men are often mentioned in
connection with the race. Even
news stories coming out of Wash
ington, point a finger at several
Haywood men whose names might
be on the ballot in the spring ol
In a recent story, the name of
former Solicitor John M. Queen
was mentioned, and when ques
tioned about the statement from
Washington, Mr. Queen told The
Mountaineer: "I am interested in
the Congressional race, but right
at present, have no definite state
ment to make."
W. Roy Francis has been often
mentioned, and he, like Mr. Queen,
had no statement for publication.
The third man mentioned in the
article, was Richard Queen. He
would not oppose his uncle, John
M. Queen, He went to Washington
as special secretary to Senator
Broughton, and later Senator Gra-
. (See Congress Page 6)
Have you bought a broom being
sold by the Lions Club?
If you have not purchased one
of these brooms or a door mat, the
time is drawing close to the end.
Friday at five o'clock has been set
as the deadline for the sale of these
brooms and door mats made by
the blind at Greensboro. This is
for a worthy cause, both to the
local club, whose principal project
is aiding the blind, and also to the
concern that makes the products.
The Lions Club has zoned the
community and have given com
mittees certain Sections to cover
in the sale. Due to the bad weath
er it is feared that some of the
territory has not been completely
covered, and as tomorrow is the
last day of the sale, and probably
a number of people who have "lot
been contacted would like to pur
chase one of these brooms or a
mat, they are on sale at the Town
Hall in Waynesvilie, for the con
venience of the rural people and
the townspeople as well.
Another project of the Lions
Club to raise funds for their work
(See Brooms Page 6)
Defendants Find Mayor's
Court Can Be Expensive
Wednesday in mayor's court v as
a typical day's docket. Mayor J. II.
Way, Jr., presiding, and Glenn Wil
liam Brown, prosecuting, disposed
of cases in rapid-fire order. The
longest testimony envolved that of
two men charged with stealing $00
worth of copper tubing.
Tb court has its pathetic mo
ments; its humor: and .the usual
clashes over legal technicalities, as
lawyers delve into the higher
points of interpretation of the law.
Two reckless driving cases came
up first. The first defendant said
be was back in court for the first
timp In 12 years an industrial
n.nrtnr OntpCPlI Dlea Of
guilty. Past middle-age, he told the
court h had learned his lesson.
and would never be back. He paid
$112 60 and went his way. The
next was a young man charged
with driving without a drivers lic
ense. He had since his arrest got
ten a license, and was so sorry a
bout it all. So was the Mayor, but
it took $10 and costs to square the
matter from the docket.
Another man charged with reck
less driving was up for the second
Almost 500 dogwood trees have
been planted in the community in
the past few days. The project is
sponsored by the Richland Garden
Extensive plantings have been
made on Aliens Creek, along the
road, at the school and churches.
About 220 trees were dug and
planted as a Community Develop
A large number of trees will he
planted in the center plot of the
Country Club drive, Mrs. Rufus
Siler. president of the cluh an
nounced!. Property owners along
the drive have contributed $150 to-
(Sce Trees Page 6)
"We are elated at all reports
coming in about the revivals in
Haywood Baptist churches," said
Rev. Elmer Green, assoclallonal
"Glowing reports are being
heard from all parts of the county.
The attendance is good; spirit ex
cellent; atmosphere flue; and the
cooperation of all other denomi
nations all that could be sought,"
At least 32 churches are holding
simultaneous nieiMinss. with nor-
haps several others havng started
since Sunday, he said.
Some of the churches will con
tinue their meetings for two weeks,
and others will end the meetings
this Sunday, he said.
One contributing factor to (he
success of the meetings was the
systematic preparation which was
staged in the county.' he explained
"We had complete surveys, made
studies of the program, and spent
some time in preparation for this
series of meetings.'
There are 49 Baptist churches
In the county with between 9,500
and 10,000 members.
The pastors of the churches, and
their visiting preachers, met here
Monday font luncheon conference;
again today it West Canton, nd
will meet on Tuesday ul. Aliens
Creek, and at the ("anion First
church on next Friday.
Speakers at the various churches
are as follows:
Aliens Creek, Rev. G. K. Scruggs,
Barbersville, M. H. Kendal. Mars
Hill, preacljing; Rev. Jarvis Brock,
Bethel, Rev. C. L. Bisselt, pas
tor, will do the preaching.
Burnette Siding, Rev. Joe Wil
liams pastor announced Rev. C. V.
Brown to conduct meeting.
Calvary, Rev. Ed Stevens, of
Fredricksburg, Va., to do the
preaching; Rev, Ben Lee Ray, pas
tor. Canton First, Dr. l'hll Elliott, of
Boiling Springs preaching; Rev.
Horace L. Smith, pastor.
North Canton, the pastor, Rev.
C. D. Sawyer, will do the preach
ing. (See Baptists Page 6)
Wins County Speaking Contest
Five Students Walk Eight
Miles To Attend School
Five Haywood county children
walk eight miles a day in order
to attend school.
And the walk is not along a
paved sidewalk; nor even along
a paved road, but up a winding
Three girls, and two boys, make
the daily four mile hike from
their home to the Salvation Army
day school at Maple Springs. Af
ter their school day, they make
the four-mile hike back home.
Two of the girls are 13, and the
other eleven. The oldest boy is
8, and the other six.
Major Cecil Brown said the
children were taught in their Day
School, because the children
could not walk the lour miles
in time to catch the Public
School, bus for the 11-milc ride
down the mountain to the Fines
Major Brown In concerned over
next year's session, because the
instructor is planning to leave
to pursue her studies in college.
"They are anxious for an edu
cation, and the 8-milc walk every
day does not keep them from
getting it." she said.
The attendance of the five chil
dren is excellent, and they study
hard and are splendid pupils in
every way, she reported.
Dr. J. H. Hilton To Address
Four Hay wood Audiences
time within a year. Hie Mayor
started writing in the warrant and
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plus costs, and your driver's license crowds, as well as the county-wide
for a year. The detenaani proiesi
Dr. .1. H. Hilton, director and
dean of the School of Agriculture
at N. C. State College, will be the
speaker for a series of -meetings
to be held in the county this week
end. His subject will be "Hay
wood, Today and Tomorrow."
Dr. Hilton is considered one of
the foremost leaders in agricul
ture in the south, and his appear
ance before various civic groups
is PxneiteH to attract record
ed, but the decision ol 'lie mayui
A man from Ashevills charged
with being drunk wanted to get off
and go home and get the $12.60
(See uourwrajte-, ;
has been set for
Dr. Hilton will speak al two
banquets at the Champion YMCA
tonight, he will address represen
tatives of Haywood county's various
I civic groups from Hazelwood, Way-i
nesvillc, Clyde and Canton. The
meetings will be held at 7:30. The
banquet meal will be prepared and
served by the women of the Bea
verdam Methodist church. Ap
proximately 200 guests arc expect
ed to attend, it was indicated by
the number of reservations made.
Louis E. Gates will serve as mas
ter of ceremonies, the Rev. W. T.
Mcdlin, Jr.. of Clyde will give the
invocation, and Dave Felmet, presi
dent of the Waynesvilie Chamber
of Commerce, will introduce the
Friday evening the ladies orga
nizations will attend a similar ban
quet when the McKimmon Home
Demonstration club women will
(See Dr. Hilton Page 6)
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Wade Francis, left, Is shown receiving $15 from Joe Davis, cashier
of the First National Bank, as county prize for winning the speak
ing contest sponsored by banks In the slate. Wade competes in the
district contest Friday. tSaff Photoi.
Wade Francis Is
Victor In Speaking
Contest In County
Wade Francis, tenior at Waynes
vilie High School, won the Hay
wood County Green Pastures Con
test, and will represent the county
in the group contest to be held In
the Haywood County Court House
The final elimination contest will
be held In Raleigh, April 6 and the
winner tomorrow will go to that
The North Carolina Bankers As
sociation ana Agricultural Agen
cies Cooperating are sponsoring the
Francis won at Waynesvilie HiRh
School to become eligible for the
Pronounced wlner in the coun
ty, he Is now In the group contest.
1st prize is a $400 savings bond.
One contestant will be selected
al the group contest to compete in
J. B. Hipps
.1. B Hipps has been namtV as a
committeeman of the Haywood
PMA committee, succeeding Jack
P.- McCracken, who resigned be
cause of other pressing rlulies.
Mr. Hipps was vice-chairman for
several years of the committee, as
well as a mcmher-at-largc.
The PMA office announced that
new office hours of 8 to 5 daily,
and 8 to noon Saturdays weiv now
To Meet Monday
.lames Kirk pal rick, preside:,, of
the Haywood county Milk I'rodin -crs
Association, announced today
the group would meet Monday
niahl al 7:30. The meeting will be
held at the court house. Ho said
"it is very important that all mem
Winners from lr counties In the
anual speaking contest, soonsorcd
Ly the N C. Bankers Association
wll compete here Fridav al two
o'clock for district honors.
County contests were held eail-
ier this week, and the winners re
ceived $15 as county winner, and
will compete for the $50 Hist prize,
and $25 second prize here Friday.
The winers of the district will go
fo Raleinh April sixth lo try for the
Slate prize of $400.
The subject this year is "Green
Pastures, Their Place in the Econ
omy of North Carolina"
Wade Francis, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. C Francis won the $15
county aw.int here Wednesday
Will Ask Committee
To Report Bill Favor
able; To Push It
Representative Oral L. Yates
made it clear today he was going
to do everything in his power to
see that the Vt aynesvUle-Haiel-
wood merger bill passed In its en
tlrety by the' General Assembly.
"1 plan to insist that the chair
man of the committee on Counties,.
Cities and Towns give the bill a
favorable report. 1 further propos
ed to see that the bill passes the
General Assembly and Is ratified
Into a law," the Haywood repre
sentative told The Mountaineer.
This statement came on the vo
of a hearing set for 9 30 Friday
morning before tlic House Com
Rep. Yales had previously asked
Ihe committee to hold up action
on Ihe bill which has already pass
ed the Senate.
Rep. Yales told The Mountaineer
that he would qualify his statement
about passage of the bill, with one
point: "Provided the people do not
'hound' me to death about the mat
ter, 1 plan to sec it passed by the
House ami become a law."
OFFICIALS IN RALFK.II
R. L. Prevost. Hazelwood alder
man, left for Raleigh Wednesday,
and this morning G. C. Ferguson,
town manager, Charles K. Ray. D.
Reeves Noland, and J. M. Long,
members of the inter-city survey
committee, together with Henry
Caddy, Waynesvilie alderman, left
by car. This afternoon. Mayor
Clyde Fisher, of Hazelwood, left by
train, They plan to confer on the
merger bill with legislators to
night and tomorrow,
Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Massie Buy Tourist
Motel In Florida
Mr 'and Mis .I K M.issie have
purchased The Terrace Motel, at
Avon Pa i U. Florida
.Mrs. Eileen Mason. I heir d ligh
ter, will operate the six-unit tour
ist iiinlcl lln.s summer, and will he
assisted by her mother next winter.
Mr. Massie has jusl returned
from a visit I here, where Mrs. Mas
sie had lo spend Ihe wilder for her
The owner was recalled to the
Army, and Mr and Mrs Massie
made I In- Hii ( Ikim' The project is
on llmlmay 21 and 17, .'! miles
North o Avon Park.
im.l.FTT WARM IMPROVING
, Hallelt Ward. Sr . was said to be
iinproviii(4 al Victoria Hospital,
Ashevillc where he Is a pi'ticnt.
Patrolmen On Watch For
Drunk, Reckless Drivers
Haywood's five highway patrol
men are making every effort to
keep the fatality record clear.
They are keeping a sharp e.ve peel
ed for drunk, as well as reckless
The other nigld, within a short
time of each other, the record was
Cpl. Pritchard Smith saw a
swerving car and made the car
stop. The driver was under the in
fluence of an intoxicant. The pa
trolman said he believed the car
would have wrecked inside of an
Less than 30 minutes later, in a
downpour of rain, and heavy fog,
t a speeding ana zig-zagging car
loomed lorili The driver was a 17-year-old,
and "stupidly drunk", the
patrolmen said N'ol only drunk,
but soaking we I. and muddy from
head to foot. "A mess beyond de
scription,'' they said
''Chances- thai car would not
have gone a mile beloie crashing."
the patrolmen said.
While there is no way of know
ing, the general belief is that two
lives were saved that one night.
Patrolmen won't talk about Pro
posed laws, and the courts their
job is to enforce the laws. But
one does not have to be around the
officers long to feel that they
would have welcomed the news of
tSee Patrolmen Pate 6)
DOG BILL STILL
Rep. Yates said his slate-wide
dog bill, which would permit ap
pointment of a dog warden In each
county, as a means of protecting
sheep growers, was still in the
He expected a favorable report
Among those from Haywood in
Raleigh this week on business in
cluded four teachers: Claude Rog
ers, Frank Rogers. Dudley Moore,
and Stanly Livingstone. They were
Interested in the appropriation for
John M. Queen was' also in Ra
leigh on business.
FEE BILL TO BE PRESENTED
AT EARLY DATE
A proposed bill to increase fees
for the Register of Deeds office,
and clerk of court, has been draft
ed by the attorney general's of
fice, and is expected to be intro
duced within the next few days by
Haywood members of the General
SCHOOL BOARD BILL STATUS
REMAINS THE SAME
No changes were reported as to
Ihe Yales bill of naming two addi
tional members on the Haywood
Hoard of Education.
Rep. Yates said he had endorse
ment to his bill f-om 20 of the 28
precinct chairmen of the county.
Rep. Yates wants to add the
names of Cauley Rogers, and Jar
vis It. Caldwell to the three named
last year in the election.
Senator William Medford has ex
pressed himself as opposing the
plan of adding two members by ap
pointment, but would fwor provi
sion of electing five members It
the next election.
(See Merger Page t
Killed . . . . 0
Injured .. .. 9
(This Information com
piled from Record e
SUte Highway PatroL)