Mice Business .
,wks ag. Clyde Ray
yautitul antique lamp.
, 1(1 his stock, put a tag
; ,ent about his daily
av nwrning a local cus
f banking about the
me lamp. Admired it,
,0 another part of the
i4ov.T the stock. ;
it a visitor, saw the lamp,
,on sdmired it. In fact,
:m ma'- t hey bought it.
r reached the street.
.wtomer. who was un-
rjv: "I II take mat lamp
can you b81 that tw0
wanting the same item,
e time,. and me with only
jsville To Tokyo
ho receive their
The Mountaineer neatly
l fresh as they come from
mav be glad to know tnai
Mrs. Jack Douglas Moore
mil soon be in the same
ot the Moores sent them
, and used old pages of
ItainetT for wrapping and
When the letter of thanks
jt only acknowledged the
of the box, but the
The Moores had care-
aged every page, spread
til as flat as was possible
ir trip, and read every
Mr friends have entered
merr subscription to go
the Moores in Tokyo.
linen Eat, Too
Mi! ago while awarding
iters to members of the
II teams at Waynesville
Iwl. Coach Carl Ratcliffe
it Carroll Swanger was a
it who participated in all
iris offered at the school
I basketball, and baseball,
does he participate, but
lirst team in all three,
fems that Carroll's inter-
her night he and his cous-
ulw is incidently his fcl-
iiaik in football and is on
iiall team too4 were very
l in the undertaking of
cake. Everyone -who sum
cake said that it was one
N they had tasted lately,
had no help, either.
ned aprons, mixed the in
and baked it. The only
ley wouldn't do was wash
66th YEAR NO. 38 16 PAGES
Jbhshed TwiccAAVeek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountain National
A boss b nan who
late when yoa air early, and
early when yon are late.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Indications today were that the
$200,000 land lawsuit now being
tried in the civil term of court
here, would require all this week
and two days next week. The suit j
got underway after noon Wednes
day, and after the jury was drawn, !
the lawyers entered in the technic
al opening phases of the case of
Davey Tree Company vs the State
The suit envolves 1.290 acres of
property from Soco Gap towards
Balsam Gap. which would be the
right-of-way for the Blue Ridge
Parkway. The Davey Tree Com
pany is asking $200,00 for the prop
erty, and damages sustained to ad
Attornies for the Davey Tree
concern point out that several
tracts, of 500 and 800 acres each,
are isolated from the main tract
by the right-of-way.
Judge J. A. Rousseau is presid
ing at the term, which convened
here Monday morning.
The law firm of Morgan and
Ward, together with George H.
Ward, of Asheville, is representing
the defendants, while W. Roy Fran
cis, and Frank Ferguson are assist
ing R. Brooks Peters, general coun
sel for the State Highway and Pub
lic Works Commission.
On Monday morning the court
heard a number of non-contested
divorce cases. Then the case of
Sawyer, vs Southern Railway, a
$30,000 suit, was non-suited. No
recovery was made in the case of
McElroy vs Shuler, which was the
uotgrowth of an automobile wreck.
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiat
Local Men Meet On Korean Battlefield
jr Brightens Things
ncident calls to mind the
quilting parties at least
Us were the same. It goes
i? like this:
Ihb'or out in Hazelwood had
'k-end guest a fellow sales-
0 arrived on Friday. Enter-
1 that night was the dance,
Saturday morning the wife
't informed him that she
iki' very much to get the
mom painted that day.
M immediately stated that
going to paint his own
s soon as he arrived back
said that he would like
f some practice before he
so the two men painted the
men were Dalntine.
' the neighbors droDDed
'he guest and talk with
"f them were led to the
"ig painted and sat on the
wmture and conversed.
u'te an informal party.
"sess told her guest as he
un8 on Monday morning
uid tike very much for
"ne back and visit with
dn. She also added that
f the first time she had ever
fed her guests with a
lt.v. but that the room
HOVely unci shp I. lnnblno
'v, '; "
About Section Far
Same Time In 1950
Relaxing After 7 Months Fighting
Hew Nay or
G. Williamson Wins
Pfc. Lewis W. Greea (left) of Hazelwood, and Sgt. Frank H. Rick
man, route one, met unexpectedly recently at the Fifth Air Force's
67th Taeticn' Heconnalssan.ee Wing, somewhere in Korea. They art
shown here with the tools of their trade switchboard equipment,
and camera, respectively. Chances they are discussing old times
back home, w'here they were schoolmates.
Former Schoolmates Heel
On Battlefield In Korea
ilidate in I
ic detent- I
tf9 voles k.
WITH l'HK i7TH TACTICAL
UKCONNAISSANCE WING IN
KOREA--It took a Korean war,
George Williamsdn; speaklnc on ! n,e Fifth Air Force, a truck load
"The New South.fi was dinner of
the Declamation Contest sponsored
by the Haywood Chapter of the
United Daughters of the Confed
eracy. The contest took place this
morning at the Waynesville High
School. T. L. Francis, delivering
Daniel's "Robert E. Lee," was
awarded second place.
Judges are quoted as saying that
this was one of the finest contests
to which they had ever listened,
and that every speaker deserved at
least honorable mention. The
judges were Mrs, W. E. Carter.
Mrs. T. Lenoir Ggyn, and Mrs. II.
Besides the first and second
place winners, speakers were Rich
ard Baker, Bobby Thrower, Billy
Bishop, Ted Rogers, Eugene Davis
and Stuart Roberson.
Usually held in January on Lee
Jackson Day, the contest this year
was postponed until Confederate
Mrs. T. L. Gwyn returned Tues
day from Raleigh where she at
tended a meeting of the State Li
of tc!eplqntwirc anqa press
camera "to reunllc"fwo Waynes
ville Airmen, Sgt, Frank B. Hick
man, route one, and Pfc. Lewis VV.
Green, Hazelwood, after a separa
tion of .nearly two and one-half
Sergeant Hickman, a photograph
er with the 0'7lh Tactical Recon
naissance Wing, and Private Green,
a switchboard operator with a
base communications unit, met
under surprising conditions as the
two came lace to face in Korea.
Sergeant Rickman, on a photo
graphic assignment near the com
munications area, was about to
enter a restricted vehicle contain
ing intricate switchboards and
webbed antennas when Green,
weighted down with ear phones
and mouth piece, intercepted him
at the door.
' Sorry buddy, no admittance,"
Green said, not realizing that one
of iiis lormer schoolmates stood
before him, Then they recognized
each other and after an exchange
of. greetings, began discussing
school days back in Waynesville.
(Sec Schoolmates Page 8
R. B. Hopplo
Dies At 81
Richard H Hopple, III. summer
resident of Waynesville for the
past 35 years, died last Friday at
his home in St. Petersburg, Florida.
He was a native of Covington,
Kentucky and a graduate of Chest
er Academy and the University of
Pennsylvania. He had lived in St.
Petersburg since 1IKI7 and was en
gaged in the citrus business.
Private services were held Sat
urday afternoon at Wilhelm-Hooth
Chapel in St. Petersburg with the
Rev. Arnold Charnnck officiating.
Interment was in Lexington, Ky.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs
Margaret Winston Hopple; a sister
Mrs. Julia Hopple Purcell. both of I Gordon Hole
St. Petersburg: and two nephews.
James Hopple Purcell' of St. Pet
ersburg, and Woodson Nicholas
Purcell of Largo, Florida.
Canton's newly elected municipal
officers were sworn In yesterdav
after a race which drew a record
number of voters to the polls. W.
J. Bill Stone defeated incumbent
Floyd W. Woody for the post of
mayor, Henry Seaman and J. N.
i Dirk i' Powell were successful can-
rilH.'itPc fnt thri future it ulrliiiMiwiii
Seaman received 1,165 votes from
me oiai oi i.mu wno weni 10 meu
polls, thus polling the largest num- I
ber of voles of any candidal
any Canton election Stone
ed Woody by a margin of 1.19
Re-elected were Sebe Plolt,
board member; Judge Ralph R
Mease, police court judge; and T.
A. Clark, who was unopposed as
police court solicitor.
Chorus And Band
To Give Concert
The mixed chorus and the band
of Wiivnesv ille High School will
present coneerl I tils Tuesday
evening. May IS, at 8 o'clock The
coneerl will be given in Hie high
The program will be verv light,
including such members ;e .lohann
Strauss' "lllue Danube Wall.," Ihe
"Cowboy Rhapsody." several
iniirehes by John Phillip Sousa. and
Cesar Fi'anck's haunling "Sym
phony In D Minor."
ThoVoneAt band and the chorus
will join in the finale, lidwurd Fi
nal's "Pomp and Circumstance"
march, using the text of "Land of
hope -mid glory."
One., march, "Semper Fidells,"
will be conducted by Edwin Train
man, director of the Canton High
and. Mr. Traulman is soon to
leave for duty with the Marine
Corps. Members of the band, as
well as Mr. Traulman, will be pres
ent. Waynesville students In boih
baud and chorus will start tudiy
selling tickets for the concert
Charles Isley is director of the
two grouDS. He is assUicd by
. . s ,
tV ) PX x . N t V,!)
vi V A . ! s-S v'N- k ! ,v "i-t . . ':,
1 ','1, . vV-itl
J I I
Vt, CHAKLE8 CUBTI6, JR., got-Uie feel of' Ms golf eluUMor the
first time since he started lighting the Reds in Korea last August.
After seven months of fighting ami one in u hospital-Ll. Curtis
is home on 30-day leave. He is a champion golfer, and tried out
his swatting eye Tuesday. He is wearing a Japanese silk embroid
ered Jacket, which he says means good luck -but from Lt. Curtis'
gulling record, he has had plenty of thai. iStatl' Photoi.
Lt. Charles Curtis Sees
Thirty Years Fighting In
Korea, Unless Bombs Used
C of C Mail Is
Inquiries are pouring inlo the
Chamber of Comnierre much heav
ier than last year, according to
Mrs. Gordon Schenck, secretary.
Not only are the numbers much
larger, but the inquiries about the
length of time is materially longer
than last year, Mrs. Schcm-k sul,
"We are receiving scores of letlei-s
about the entire season, two and
three weeks, and from folk wanting
apartments, and other facilities,"
So heavy Is the tuatl thai an'a'
sistant, Mrs. Robert Buyd. has al
ready been added to the oil ice
The directors, meeting Tuesday,
were told that four or rive times
the advertising of last year had al
ready been contracted for the se,,
son. A large section In Tin- t'h.ir
lotte Observer. The State Mrf i
zinc, and other publications .,u l"
be published soon. In .hI(Ii h,h ,(
new pictorial folder of 20 .mm to;
les Is now on the press, ainl oiliers
A new sign has been ere terf jit
the Intersection of lligl'w.n N-
27C In Rrevard, and a eontiact is to
be let tor a neon sign at the inter
section of Highway No. 1! and "HI
the sidw seen by motorists dm ne
west will have "Sore Slr.m'lit V
head " On the opposite side e.-o
by motorists coming from Soco nut
Jonathans Creek will read. "Tin ti
here to Waynesville "
A number of colorful slirk'i , fot
car windshields, as well a-, win
dows In places of business il!
soon he available Al-o all P' l
sons and tirms holding Hi.tl m-
berships in the oi'ganual ion will
receive a framed certificate These
are going out soon.
The directors on Tuesd.ix tm:U.
decided that since it was impovabl--to
get h group of Cherokee Indi.in.
to accompany the proposed mn-oi-slate
tour, that the funds Mi up
fortius project be used In semlimy
literature with the m.! e.i state
Farm Tour to Texas, and the t 11
(Tub tour to New Mexico
Set For Monday
Joseph Spitzer, owner of the
arrived from Coral
Gables, i-'la.. on Monday. Mrs
Spitzer and son, Billy, will Join him
at tne expiration of the school
term in Coral Gables'.
Fried Ramps And Scrambled Eggs
10 another :
lid Mro rili
f"d Mrs nii.,- it eu-n
f ru(,sday from a ton-riav
Allanla'and Marietta. Ga.
1 Upsto nt tkl , 1
.v w mcii aun uiiu
in-iaw', Mr. and
',ell" in Atlanta.
Saturday Last Day For
Hazelwood Voters To
Register For Election
Saturday at six marks the end I ing to Carrol Whitner. registrar,
of registration for the merger Almost daily, some people are
election for the Town of Hazel-1 rinding that they are not registered
wood. The registration books will j in the Town of Hazelwood poll
close then, and all persons nol j hook. Many voters fail to realize
properly registered will not be I that there are two sets of poll
eligible to vote on the question of i books at the Hazelwood precinct
consolidating with Waynesville in , a county book, and a town book,
the election of May 26th. Oniy persons properly registered
May 19 is challenge day, as! in the town book will be eligible to
nrorrih.H hv law i vole on the 26th, it was explained.
ci;v..i than inn wrsnns The machinery lor the election .,
have registered since the books was set up in the bill passed by-
opened three weeks ago. accord-1 the legislature in April.
I . ' - ... . f , I
May 10 -Parllv lnnrfv
"" TlmrsHau. IJ i.i-
Ft tr j... ... .
"udy ana cooler.
1 rer a-vnesville tempera-
--.ul;o. Dy the sUff of the
Lions Set For Annual
Minstrel This Week - End
The 65 members of the Waynes-1 "rolled 'em in the aisles
..in. ii..riK an into the! Models include Ben
black" on Friday and Saturday! Charlie Heed. Dwight Williams,
nights in order that the club treas-j Henry Davis. Johnny Schell, How
ury for their numerous project ell C rawford, and Joe Palmer Pre-
mleht rome out of the red
-ru .nn,,ii hnnpfit minstrel will
be given Friday and Saturday
nights, at the high school, with past
masters of the stage taking the
leading roles in an all-home talent
presentation of a full evening of
Dr. Boyd Owen, Richard Brad-
Joe Cline. Joe Davis, isier
Burgin, Jr., and Wayne rramun.
are the end men, with Herb Buch
anan as interlocutor. These per-
I formers have on previous oecps.nns
- . . . . i i : i I : t r-
views ! line inoociinK niuiwi" a
"hearty laugh a step" for each of
Soloists include Jack Felmet.
M. t. "Tony" Davis, Johnny Cud
deback. Charles lsley. and Charles
Jerry Rogers is general chair
man, and Mrs. Fred Campbell, di
rector. Another feature of the program
will be a 16-piece band composed
of members of the High School
band, directed by Robert Campbell
Wy- r" Sl B At Ramp 22nd Convention
j fe "yy,4 ' ' '., f .i fc- - S.J ' wj hp every fellow to his .Talmadge ol Georgia k iom-JuI of
Scenes like this will dot the countryside at Black Camp Gap Sun
day, as the 22nd annual Ramp Convention convenes. Hundreds of
bushels of ramps will be available, and a crowd of 10,000 is predicted.
Army Wife Goes
From Far East
To Deep South
Fast becoming the typical Army
wife who can keep house in Ihe
Far Kast or the Deep South with
equal poise Is Mrs. Charles Curtis.
Jr. In another month or so she will
have to pack up and move to Fort
Jackson. S. C, but for a wife who
has picked up her two small child
ren and followed her husband to
Japan, crosing a state line instead
of the International Date l.lne
should he simple.
Terry was 6 and Ronnie only 2
when Mrs. Curtis went to Japan in
the fall "f 1949, but with the lid of
a smiling Japanese nursemaid, she
kept house as readily as in her own
home in the Aliens Creek section
The four-foot snow at their Nation
In Japan was Just as much fun as
anv snow on the Balsams
"The war in Korea will ninlinue
for thirty years, unless we bomb
Manchuria." is Hie belief ol l.t.
Charles Curl is. jusl back from sev
en months ol continuous liiihtiiiu,
plus one month m a hospital with
three bullet wounds in his hack.
The nulling lieutenant, who has
made liolliug history in this area,
a.s well as in Hie army prior to the
outbreak ol hostilities in Korea,
will soon bemn a new assignment
in Fort Jacks-on.--.it-the end of his
present HO-dav leave.
The tall. browned lla.elwood
soldier lias delillllelv derided to
The American l.eunui
nouueed a ehaiiKe in
nights, with the next hiisim. .. . mi-e'
ing to be held at 7.HII p in on Muii
da, May 14
Installation of new olT:eei - wi l
lake place, and iinportaii1 Inram
is in be passed on. aecordin,; io .1
T Kussell, Adjutant
Royal Arch Masons
To' Hold Meeting
On Friday night, May II, ,d a
p. mi . Waynesville Chapter No .'
lioyal Arch Masons, will ineel in
a Stated Communication Cum
Army his career. Heipanion Joseph Way Howell wel
Ihe National Guaid in preside. All Hovai Alcli . Ma -n .
ale invited to attend
When lh fumilv fame back last i "ul ""I"1-1
August, they brought many souven- ed . -o,e K.uhlh Am, play n
irs of their life in the Orient. Mrs. which he .-imaged wnile with the
Curtis' taste Is everywhere evident Army l Oe. upation in Japan
in the small white house overlook- from liH'l until the outbreak in
(See Army Wife Pace 6) 1 (See Charles Curtis Page
the lair thirties, lell here with the
Guard in I!I40, fought in the Fur-!
opean theatre durum World War!j,V. Waynesville l'TA
II. was in the landing at Norman-)
dy. and in HHa came home. j T() Install Officers
It was also in l!45 that he be-j
g,in to lake golf seriously, and; The Fast Waynesville T will
entered loin nainenls. and In dale. '"'"" officers for Ihe coining vr ii
has a rerord of never falling to i on Tuesday, May la The mi . lin,:
i ioiirnameni with-, will be held at tile m li'". .ui 'iii -I
hal record includ- I w " 11 covered dish supp' r at 7
come out- nt
Record Crowd Expected
D. Ballcw. owner ami maii.rcer
of Wayside Lodge, arnvid troin'
Atlanta on Tuesday Mrs Itille.v
will join him about June ful.
Mr and Mrs. Oliver Yminl, Ji.
and Mr and Mrs. llanty n'ai"l
are spending a -vacation at (ar
taste at the Ramp Convention Sun-j getting up to Black (amp Cap to I
dav, as an estimated l'f.O'lO people;. sample m,- iningi -nt herb others
take their choice of munching them : wlio have been mvileil are (iover
raw gulping them cooked, or juslj nor Scott, tioveruor Warren "I
inhaling the fragrant air. Florida, and Governor Hum rung of
Last vear's downpour cut the at-1 Tennessee
tendance to some 3.00(1 persons,! Tharl Fore North Carolina s See
who mav have come on Hie princ-l retary of State, w'lh till- his percn
iple that if an onion is good for a mal post. as duel speaker of the oc
cold'a ramp is proof against doub-, easion. Accompiinying him will be
le pneumonia. However, officials , George Ross, Raleigh attorney; and
this vear are hoping that the weath- t'hai les Parker, head of the State
er will be clear and sunny. News Bureau
Haywood's neighbors in South i Square (lance teams, string
Carolina must have gotten wind of .bands., and quartets are expected
the doings a Convention member! to be on hand, with Carpenter's
reports an unofficial request that
Governor Jimmy Byrnes and his
Ptaft be Invited. Governor Herman
String Band, Ross Kirkpatrick, Ho-
bart Williams and Sam Queen in
Killed ... . 0
Injured... . 20
(Thl Information com
piled from Rtcordj
State Hijbway Patrol.)