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from their area.
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r!f!mos word from
L Donald Jenkins, who
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outfit reached Seoul
cimpaign. In writing
hs M. V. jenRins, .c
kiniil carrier, the sol
C k, hauDy he was to
Cper waiting for him in
t Rousseau while hold
was telling friends
he had down In
Ly. While enroute to
I to open court, ne nouo
la overalls on the should,
thumbing a ride
popped, ana otterea me
miip alone Judge Rous-
Ld the man was going to
jury duty that is, go
(, nd then "get out of
loint Judge Rousseau be-
itlv interested, and asked
low he expected to "get
kin on the lury.
It will be easy, said the
iust tell the old judge
lent and has to be raked.
one would know this is
U of year to cut hay,"
replied, still keeping his
V judge would not know
It that," the confident
I patted, willi tjje man
ire. Se had been talking
that,. was sitting, on the
licar his pleas for get
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unopened the tian was
t (rent seat, and was the
udge Rousseau saw. The
ed, and then quietly
I When His name was
was nnt nrpspnt Hp nre-
m absent, than to meet
i'ace to face under such
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GGth YEAIl NO. 8 PAGES
Published Twicc-.-Veik In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 28, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
.. it. .
DR. CLYDE ERW1N, state super
intendent of public instruction,
will deliver the graduating ad
dress at the Crabtree-lron Duff
school Tuesday night at eight
Dr. Clark Warns
"Communistic forces would de
stroy all that the Christian world
has built over the centuries, Dr.
C. N. Clark, former district super
intendent, told Rotarians here Fri
day. "Communism is opposed to
those things for which the higher
Christian ideals are built, and have
.maintained,' he pointed out.
I The speaker, in a humorous vein,
spent the first part of his talk di,s
1 cussing his recent trio to the mid
west, and scene of his boyhood
flays! He injected many Ozark hu
man interest stories.
t Hugh Massie was in charge of
' The club gave their president
elect, Ralph Prevost, a rising vote
Of "good wishes" as he leu lor mi
International Convention, in At
ks aeo Charles Rav
V the "loudest" and most
N shirts to hit town
Many of his friends
on the brightness of the
among those making a
Nc remark ahnirt the
fit to wear such a shirt
Ns wanted to hu him a
?ed Mr. Ray for a sug-
,u now the answer.
Reived a shirt iHpnUral
'Mch caused so much
Uark tells a stnrv
sermon h pvpr
'SS in a small rmin
8nd his fivn nn
IW, it seems was nnt n
lurcn-goer. Durine the
t the serv ino nAl
'"ears streaming down
! 'ce. someone re
ltle uncle, "it
lied by the message
i I aiwave rrv
r1!! I want tn show
Mrs. Jones Dies
At Aae Of 90
In Loudon, Tenn.
yr i? r .Tnnos. 90. died last
Tuesday in her home at Loudon.
Tenn She was a daugnier 01 u.t
late Rev. and Mrs. William M.
Kerr and a sister of tne laic ivn.
J. K. Boone of Waynesville.
Funeral services were neia .
thP Methodist Church of Loudon
Surviving are Ave aaugnu-is m.u
ttm cictprs iviiaata iam"'
Oiie 3,"v' 1 " ...
and Corrie Kerr of Waynesville
and a number of nieces -..u
Mrs Hugh Massie, a ""-.
Robert and Joe Boone, nephews,
of Waynesville attended the funer
2 Students Have
The 306 Haywood Countv hieh
school graduates will beccive their
diplomas this week. Fines Creek
will open the week, holding its
exercises tonight at 8 o'clock.
Crabtree-lion Duff. Clyde and
Bethel students will hold com
mencement exercises Tuesday eve
ning. Wednesday has been chosen
by the 116 seniors of Waynesville
Township High; and Canton's cere
monies on Friday will terminate
the graduation series. In all the
schools, bactaUuri-ate services
were hold esteiday.
A number of leading educators
are scheduled to be the principal
speakers at the various events. Dr.
Clyde Erwin, North Carolina Sup
erintendent of Public Instruction,
will address the graduates at Crabtree-lron
Duff. His topic has not
been announced. Other guests will
be Dr. Paul W. Reid, president of
Western Carolina Teachers Col
lege; Dr. W. B. Harrell, public re
lations officer of W.C.T.C.; and
Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, president of
Mars Hill College.
Dr. Harrell will speak at the
Fines Creek exercises tonmht. Val.
edictory and salutatory addresses
will be given by Miss Mable
Rathbone and J. C. Ledford. An
unusual feature in this instance
is that Bruce Kirkpatrick. top hon
or student, surrendered his place
as valedictorian to Miss Rathbone
She in turn cave the honor of
salutatorian to J. C. Ledfoid.
Several awards are to be pre
sented, according to Thomas Hood,
principal, including one from the
Vocational Agriculture department,
one from the Home Economics
department," two in athletics,
one in citizenship, and a special
medal fin- nne of the school bus
Members of the senior class are
Miss Rathbone, Junior Ledford,
Earl ljcdford, Crawford Fisher,
Lillian Price, Bruce Kirkpatrick,
J. C Ledford and Bennett Rogers.
Class mascots are Carol Rathbone
and Joan Hood.
Marshals selected from the
ninth, tenth and eleventh grades
on the basis of scholarship are
Christine Ledford, chief marshal;
and Mary Moore. Joyce Clark. Jan
et! Ledfoid, Uoslyn Messer, Regina
Ferguson, Doris Ann Rathbone,
Katie Russell and Milas McCrack-
The baccalaureate sermon was
delivered by the Rev. W. Jackson
Hunevcutt, superintendent of the
Waynesville district of the Metho
It v '
erger Is Off
Memorial Day Program
Is Set For Wednesday
Three services are scheduled for
Haywood County Day, June J.
which marks the official opening
of the I SS I season of the Lake
Junaluska Assembly. There will be
....... ....ri .,i,utiii0 wnrsbio
services, and an afternoon business Jarvls Campbell
Are Held Today
Funeral services were held this
morning in the chapel of Garrett
Funeral Home for Nathan N. Fer
guson, 82. retired businessman
and former Waynesville resident,
who died Friday night at his home
in Atlanta, Ga.
The Rev. Malcolm Williamson,
pastor of the Presbyterian Church
officiated .and Interment was in
Green Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were W. F. Swift, J.
W. Klllian. Ben Sloan, William
Stringfield, Millard Ferguson, and
I I .
f Jisure had mine,"
J ; Jure change Monday
m a j m i,.
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lrS the staff of the"
Ray McLean, son of Mr. and Mrs
J. McLean of Plotts Creek and
Lucille McGaha, daughter oi
. n...i McC.aha. also oi
years of perfect t - -
they receive tneir aip" y..
mencement exercises to be held
at Waynesville High Schon 1 ed
nesday night, it was c- ;
M. H. Bowles, disirici
dent. . , , ,v... Ha.
Both students attenoeo
Waynesville High School and Jun-
lof..K,.fc, .a, a member of
Miss , .pars
the basketball team for four years
.mhor ri l i iv ----
and also a niei" v-
. .... f.,.r viars. She was m
the 4-H Club for five years
McLean was a very
be-f the FFA for four year.
Both uaem.; .
bers in tne um- antisl
ment o. u -. f whiCh
Church at Plotts Creek oi
they are oom nf lu-
Wade McGaha, Lu
cille, is a sophorome th' year an
has not missed day either,
with her brother we.
At Crabtree-lron DulT Dr Ei win
will make the commencement ad
dress Tuesday evening. At this time
diplomas will be awarded to the
sixteen graduates by Mrs. Lucy-
Jones, county superintendent ,i
schools, and three honor students
will speak. Lois McCracken will
deliver the welcome address us
ing as her subject, "Youth s Re
sponsibility"; Barbara Best will
speak on "Our Future",, and Bob
bie Smith will make the farewell
address on "A Challenge".
T,.n numbers will be prescind.
by the school glee club and the
processional march will be played
hv Henry Parker.
'.. u..,.. tr- iho pverrises are
Marsnam t v
C.. DarV HlirlS JamCS. M3t"
tie Sue Medford. Maxine Medford.
Jewel D. Ferguson, ana Bin oei.
ti,.,. ctuHents were selected on a
basis of scholastic standing from
the freshman, sophomore, and jun-
(See Graduates rage o
session of the Sulxtisirict quar
At 11 o'clock Sunday morning,.
Dr. C. N. Clark, former District
Superintendent, will preach. Mu
sic will be furnished by the com
bined choirs of six nearby
churches. Soloist will be Mrs.
Roger liisson of Lake Junaluska;
and Miss Ray Ballard will be or
ganist. Represented will be Long's
Chapel, Bethel, Maple Grove, Eliz
abeth Chapel, Dellwood and Shady
Grove Methodist churches. The
Rev. W. Jackson Hunevcutt, super
intendent of the Waynesville Dis
trict, will preside at the service.
Morning prayer will be led by the
Rev Paul Duekwall, a Scripture
reading Riven by the Rev. Paul
Taylor, and the benediction by the
Rev. Clyde Collins.
Hugh Massie will serve as head
usher. He will be assisted by two
.reuresentatives from each church.
Kolliiwina the church services.
there will be a' picnic dinner on
the grounds, planned for 12:30
After lunch, ministers and other
church officials will hold the Hay
wood County Subdistrict Quarter
ly Conference, beginning al i .w
p.m. The 15 Methodist ministers in
ih mil ni v will rcDort on the sta
tus or their charges, building pro
jects, improvements, etc.
The evening worship service at
8 p.m. is sponsored by the Metho
dist youth Fellowship of the coun
ty subdistrict. With the exception
of the sermon, to be preached ty
liiv Mr. Hunevcutt, the entire
service will be in the hands of the
young people Presiding will be
Jerry Alexander of Canton First
Methodist Church, president of the
organization. The Waynesville
High School chorus will give the
musical program. The offering will
go toward the expenses of the Sub
district officers attending the youth
assemblies at Lake Junaluska dur
ing the season.
Mr. Ferguson was the son of the
late Judge and Mrs. Garland S.
Ferguson of Haywood County.
Surviving are one sou, Norwood
Fei'gusdn of Newport News. Va.;
one daughter. Mrs. T. C. C'limer of
Chicago; one sister,' Mrs. J. C.
Blanchard of Hertford.
Also three brothers, J. IV Fer
guson of Marietta, ..a c.ariaiiu
S. Ferguson of Washington, 1). t ,
and Captain John N. Ferguson.
U. S. Navy, retired, Coronado,
To Open June 1
A "five-mile preview" of' the
southernmost section of the Blue
Ridge Parkway will be open to t In
public June 1. according to a Park
Service announcement. Officially
noted as Section 2-U, the road is
i,L. fi-nin lliehwav 27(i at
Wagon Road Gap.
The formal announcement in
cludes a request to the public
"Please leave the flowers for oth
ers to enjoy."
In observance of Memorial Day j
Wednesday, most agencies in Way-1
nesville and Hatelwood will be j
closed all day. During the after-;
noon American Legion Post No. j
47. In cooperation with other vet
erans' organizations, will sponsor
a Memorial Day ceremony.
Closed all day will be the Post
Offices, most Court House offices,
the library and the First National
and First State banks. Only staff
members on duty will be those at
the Waynesville Town Hall and
those necessary for police and lire
The Legion service will be held
at the Veterans' Plot in the Green
Hill Cemetery at 2:30 p. m,
The Rev. W. Jackson Huneycult
will be the principal speaker, and
the Rev. Broadus Wall will give
the prayer and tbe benedicliom
Music will bo furnished by the
Waynesville High band under
All Gold Star parents are especi
ally invited to attend the cere
mony Commander Hall has furth
er requested that at least one mem
ber of the family of any veteran
i,.,, in iipurbv cemeteries be
present to receive a flag to be plac
ed on the grave. The flags will be
prsented by U Charles Curtis and
Sgl. Carl Francis, both of whom
have just returned from Korea.
A firing squad will be under LI.
Frank Boyd of the National Guard
Ernest Edwards is chairman of
the committee on arrangements.
Town officials of Waynesville
and Haelwood today turned their
attention towards setting up ma
chinery for holding the municipal
elections in both towns, since Haz-
elwood turned down on Saturday
the proposal to merge the two
towns The vote was 32 against.
and 278 for the merger. There were
772 qualified voters registered.
The election of town officials lor
A ... ..il.,uM.. .,.h..l,,l.wl
T)l l ll'l 1113, III i(ili.il, 3. it wm a ; u
for M iv Hth hail hri-n held UU Un-'
der terms of the act passed by the
19M legislature, until after the
election oil Saturday.
Both boards will now be respon
sible for setting registration dates,
and the date of the election, to
gether with the tiling dates for can
didates Both towns will continue
to operate under the mayor, and
three-member board of alderman
The Havlwood board will meet
tonight to make an official canvass
of the Saturday vote, and probably
set up the election dates before
Thi- Wa nesville board is not
I scheduled to meet in regular ses-
slon until June 7th. but will meet
in special session Tuesday after-1
noon to pass the annual privilege I
license schedule, and will take up'
the matter of setting the election
dates at that time. The tentative
date now looks like July third.
A spokesman for the Waynesville
board said this morning that a re
newal of demands for settlement of
the back water bill will be made
upon the llazelwood board. It was
this formal demand last January
which prompted the appointment
of the survey commission to study
the mutual, problems of the two
towns, which resulted In the pro
posal to merge. The survey .uom
mlsslon unanimously found that
the water rales charged by Waynes
ville for wholesale quantities to
llazelwood were in keeping with
rates made by similar municipali
ties over the stale.
' V:1. ' ' :
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lvt '- J
JONATHAN WOODY was nam
ed first vice president i t the
North Carolina Bankers in ses
sion lust wtek About Ht)0 persons
attended the Annual convention
and heard numerous speAcis
dealing with problems ami lu
ture of banking
Atomic Film To
Be Shown Tues.
At Court House
An Army-produced film on "The
Medical Effects of the- Almim
Bomb" will be shown Tiiesil.r.
nighl al H o'clock In the Coin 'ni.m
in Wai nesville. The Count
Health Department 'Utidf ivm
Defense officials are spuiiMi.ii..,
"Every person ;n this area lnnilil
ii... -i i.nkrsinaii s.ii'l
M'l' II, IT I"
Because we are
to ('.'. k
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Both town boards are also laced ! Rhlge we nave oee, , . ,
with the problem of making by the War Depaifne,,, as w h
June :t(tl. a budget for the next No. laia.i .... '
year. The budget requirements will purposes Eve.von s ul d b n
determine the tax rate for the pared .to take uie ..! wt-t. v
. emergency may arise
1 ... , ,, The lilui was shown in W.isjuii;
The election on Saturday in, ' m nim w.
., ..Inn lo nicniiiiis in v.....,.'
llazelwood was quiet.
WNCAC To 'Meet At
Cherokee In June
The quarterly meeting of the
Western North Carolina Associat
ed Communities will be held at
Cherokee on June 22. Officers arc
to be elected; and al the same time
members of the Tourists Associa
tion will meet. The group will be
guests that evening at the dress
rehearsal of "Unto These inns
Representative Munroe Redtb-n on
mediately look sleis to m..Kt t'
available for showing throiKlioot
the Western Carolina district I !
lilm will be shown by Mr Redden s
secretary. Clifford Brown oi rhtir
KIToiK are being made to h-i'-'
the American Legion, as wi-il
other organisations, att.-nd 'ii'-'
showing as a group
12 Years Perfect Attendance
r ; 1
I r u -. -i
U l, '' ':i t
n . . nivi Rav McUan, both of Plott Creek, have at-
Charlton "Pee-Wee" Davis has
been awarded the Beta Sigma Phi
scholarship which is presented an
nually to a member of the senior
class of the Waynesville High
The scholarship, which amounts
iw nurarried on tile oasis
will not be run today.
To Present Final
Saunook School will present its
final program of the year tomor
row morning at 10 o'clock. Enter
tainment will consist of folk
. i: .... ... !.iutns
dances, cnorai reauuia. . tiou
HrnmntiTnlinnv The mwu , - i...i..tii
u u..m.v....w ,,,uir't i o I the ntuueniit M.-H.
chorus will give several musical ' ,.tUzCnship. and participa-
numbers. '!,; 'm extra curricula activities.
Parents, patrons and lriends die. ... . bv faculty
Invited to attend the exercises. , d a committee from classes mor.
was rather steady throughout the
day. The final count was made
about eight o'clock
The outcome was the main topic
of conversation over the week-end
and today Opinions varied some:
said the merger issue would not 1
come up a:ain In 20 years: others;
predicted the question would be a
liv.. issue in the l!ri3 legislature, i
More speculation centered about
the appioaclnng town elections, i p . pUnmber
and the' prospects fur candidates , UOntOn nUIIlUei
for the offices lo be filled From
ii... i.,nv ni'iisoeets. Joe Liner is
l hi- mi! v candidate to formally
nun nee for office, lie is seeking
place on the Waynesville board ot j im .iu w.. . 1-'"
alo-"': ! ,,,., n, the Canton Cl.ainher
,,1 Commerce .it .1 dnn'toi-' 111. -
IHU last week, succeeding F. t
Shull Mrs. Let a H. Smathei -ie-clci'lcd
Olhel' olliceis aie Mowno '
vice presiilenl. and P. ti'-ok
I U. ..I... t I., nhl'l'h I'll'U' 1 - -
next week's farm aim ... .,,
Action ul the the Im,..,c. ..ie
son Mi Shull. (iU.v Koheiis 1 ,
.....ti., : r.rni. Small:.,- Hnire Medlo.-t
! Elects Holtzclaw
,;"a I New President
No Pictorial Pages;
Today; Cecil To Be1
Shown Next Weekie,'
Cecil will be the featured coni-Hai
Thomas V, Morgan
Record Enrollment Seen
For High School Here
Bible School Starts
At RatcliHe Cove
Monday, June 4
present indications are that- t he (
enrollment at high 'school here next ;
fall will be the equivalent of two;
than this year. j
M. II. Bowles, district superin-:
tendenl. said thai already the rec-j
oids reveal (il more students than
Charlton is the son of Mr and
Mrs. Frank Davis and has been
f:?WU'He wasjthis year's enrollment of W
assistant editor ot tne mai
The Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Vaca-, taineer' f
tion Bible School is scheduled to member of the twu
start June 4 and run tnrougu ..as -
June fl. Preparation Uay win
this Friday, June 1
13 l..MJ, " " ' ,
..I,,.. I nf Iho school Will be
Mrs. Robert Caldwell. On her staff
are Mrs. Neal Webb, Mrs. Roy
Meadows, Mrs. firyson Cagle, Mrs.
Fred Sanford, Miss Betty Mash
burn, Mrs. Clarence Ford, Mrs.
Hascue Dyer and Mrs. Hugh Fran-
i...-ii h.iMK i hi- rank 01
Eagle Scout and Is the junior as
sistant leader of his troop, He is
also employed part time as an as
sistant in the Haywood County
He Plans to enter Clemson Col
lege this fall as a candidate for
degree in engineering.
Just where, or how we win oc
able to take care of the bl extras
is more than I can figure right at
this time, since we used every nook
and corner this year for C99 stu
dents." he said.
When told there were some sur
plus Army tents available, he
promptly replied: "We'll have to
have niore room from some source
tents or something; the situation
here is cri'tcnl.
Killed . . . . 0
Injured .... 21