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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Scat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
66th YEAR NO, 54 16 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 5, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
uly 4, 1951 Parade
) a. m.
- ):40 a. m. weather,
-fi drops o( rain.
-n ; a and larger drops.
-si !y drizzle.
I y downpour.
ide swings down Main
n aling rain. :
- C comes out.
- ets dry. '
1 hard Smith, of the
y rol took his vacation
and while returning
n rivate car, had an un-
anity to observe traf-
;ian, and without the
of a patrol car.
Ing across the detour
on, one well known
orist pulled a squeeze
Smith. In fact, Cpl.
o leave the road to
tting hit by the hurry-
Million More Set Up For Water-Level Route
Saturday last Day To
Register For Town Vote
i kept his eye n the
lias the long line of
i into Canton, the pa-
aweA the route of the
id as the motorist who
1 the rules of safety and
a tense stopped, Cpl. Smith
i it was that the motorist
ized the driver of the car
id been so consistently fol
his f r so long. f
mots ist began to admit his
tact., s, and convinced Cpl.
he was from now henceforth,
and sane driver. And this,
atrolman, is ready to be
of the lew bearing mulberry
n tbisarea is loaded with
ig purple fruit or berry, is
up Daniel Boone, up East
tree is right in front of the
hall, and scout executives
e boys have one more time
when they get to camp.
year with camp opening
6th, there is same uncertain
o whether the tree will still
rult when the boys get o
v'.A . .
ijuly term of Superior Court
onvqne . July 9 with Judge
(a the' list of Jurors for the
"eek will be drawn the names
le who will serve on the
I Jury for one year. This is a
of the new Grand Jury law
was passed by the 1951 Gen
:he February term of Court,
en Grand Jurors were nam-
Ine of whom were to serve
ily six months. Those who
ontlnue to serve for another
Dnths Include Wayne B. Med
of Rt. 2. Clyde, Doyce E
u n of Canton, Zack L. Mas
f Tt. 2, Waynesville, Charlie
m of East Fork, D. K. Arring
f Rt. 2, Waynesville, Arthur
of UVj 3, Canton, Howard D
erwood of Rt. 2, Clyde, Hay
'rite of Rt. 1, Clyde and Dee
r ( f Rt. 1, Canton.
on the panel - for the
; are W. K. Boone of Rt.
iville; Mrs. Stella Mae
tanton; Joseph T. Mason
i G. W. Noland, Rt. 1,
e; W. R. Jenkins, Fibre
i Garrett, Hazelwood;
Rathbone, Fines Creek;
"Clyde; T. C. Ferguson,
eorge Hill, Crabtree;
foglen, Crabtree; F. R.
Fork; Alvin Pressley,
iton; S. E. Bryson,
t W. R. Bramlett, Can
Massie, Rt. 2, Waynes
I Saunders, Hazelwood;
essley, Wiynesville; W.
, Rt. 2, Canton; Garfield
I Court Page 8)
MAYOR J. H. WAY, JR., today
issued the first public statement
relative to his seeking re-election
as mayor of Waynesville, as
he cited his record in office.
Way Points To
Here As Mayor
"J am seeking re-election as may-
f the Town of Waynesville up
n"my record, and not mere prorrl-
to-re-election since the campaign
got underway. ,
X"l am proud of the financial rec
ord of the Town of Waynesville.
When I assumed office the bonded
indebtedness was $560,000. Today
the debt has teen reduced to $349,
000.. In addition to this reduction
of ; debt, we have spent $255,000 on
vUter, sewer lines and streets, and
without borrowing one dime. That
all adds up to $445,000 that has
been spent improving the town-
financially and materially."
Mayor Way continued: "It is on
this record and the more than $22,
000 collected in police court; plus
the economy with which the town
is being operated, as compared wit h
other nearby towns and cities, that
we are proud of the record which
stands for itself." The tax rate was
$1.90 when I took office now the
rate has been reduced to $1.40."
"You can say I am running on
the established record of mv ad
ministration,'-' he concluded. "I
guess that is all one can be judged
ny their record, and not thetr in
Citizens living within the town
limits of Waynesville have until
Saturday afternoon to register for
the coming town election.
The registration books will close
Saturday at six at both precincts -
at the town hall, and the Aliens
Officials have warned that only
persons duly registered will be
eligible to vote on July 17th, when
a mayor and three aldermen are
to be elected for 4-year terms for
Special attention is called to
the fact that the town poll books
and county poll books are sep
arate, and being registered in one
does not constitute eligibility as a
qualified voter from the other.
Attention is also called to the
citizens who have come into
Waynesville since the last town
election four years ago. It is neces-
sary for them to register by Satur
day in order to vote.
Officials suggested that all citi
zens would do well to 'check by
their voting precinct, ' and check
with the registrar and determine
whether or not they are duly regis
the last chance to register is
Tennessee Hated Over
For Pigeon Boad
There are fourteen candidates
seeking office in the Town of
Waynesville election, slated for
July 17th. Three candidates are
out for mayor, and eleven for a
place on the board of aldermen.
The two latest candidates to file
for aldermen Include Leon M. Kil
lian, former member of the board,
and Hooper Green, .employee of
the State Highway Department.
The three candidates for mayor
include J. H. Way, Jr., incumbent,
Capt. Henry Lee, and Frank D.
The eleven candidates for mem
ber of the board of ,ajidermen are
the present board: Dr. Tom String
field, Felix Stovall and Henry Cad
dy together with Henry "Red
worm" Miller, J. R. "Chat" Thom
as, Jr., P.. S. Rhyii -..Mack Pace,
Joe Liner, Hooper Gr. - Leon M.
Killlan and Hardy Medford.
The last date for filing was last
Monday. , . .
MRS. DOYLE D. ALLEY Is be
ing mentioned as a candidate for
Congress from the 12th District,
to succeed Monroe M-. Redden,
who is not seeking re-election.
Political observers in Raleigh
have listed Mrs. Doyle D. Alley of
Waynesville, as among those who
will probably be candidates for
the congressional seat now held by
Monroe M. Redden, of Henderson
vllle ......- . V
; In -ioday1)) .Jwlitaoal- column" fnttn
Raleigh, and published on the
editorial page, the Mountaineer
writer lists Mrs. Alley as a pos
Mrs. Alley, when told of the
Raleigh column, report this morn
ing, commented that she had no
statement to make regarding the
pqssibility of being a candidate.
It Is known that she has had a
conference with some stale political
leaders within the past ten days.
Mrs. Alley Is familiar with pol
itics, as she has held various of
fices in the Young Democratic or
ganization of the state, and has
boon extremely active through the
yeart in the promotion of the Derii
At present she is secretary of
the N. C. Park Commission, and
also secretary of the W.N.C. Tour
Traffic was exceedingly hcavv on
all highways in Haywood the
Fourth, but reports of the High
way Patrol showed only one small
accident, and one personal Injury
Much of the time traffic was an
a bumper-to-bumper schedule, pa
About 8 speeders were arrested
on the main highways, and a like
number on the new section of road
just past of Canton which was open
ed yesterday. Cpl. Pritchard Smith
said an Ashevjlle motorist was ar
rested for making 60 miles an
hour on the 30-mile limit. The new
ly paved road is termed "as dang
erous, because there are Ho lane
markings, and the shoulders are
Cpl. Smith said there was little
drinking on the highways durincj
the holiday, and for the most part,
everyone seemed to be trying to
drive safely and' sanely.
(Special To Tho Mountaineer)
NEWPORT. Tenn. The County
Court here unanimously adopted a
resolution urging the Immediate
construction of a highway from
Newport to the state line to con
nect with a North Carolina high
way ino Haywood county.
A committee was named to com
plete the acquisition of right-of-ways
from Hartford to the North
Carolina - Tennessee line.
"Cocke county citizens are en
couraged over the inter-state road
program, and welcomed the news
that Governor Scott had appropri
ated $500,000 additional funds to
apply on the construction on the
North Carolina side," said Jack
Shepard, editor of The Plain Talk
andi Tribune this morning.
Tennessee's highway Commis
sioner Wayland in a letter to North
Carolina officials sometime ago
said his state would meet North
Carolina at the line with a good
road on Pigeon River.
Ready for Job
The Rev. Paul Hardin of Birm
ingham, Alabama is spending the
Fourth of July holiday with Mrs.
Hardin and their sons at their
summer home at Lake Junaluska.
Coach Snavely To
Tea Will Mark
Of Library Here
Governor W. Kerr Scott set aside
$500,000 for the Pigeon River Road
Wednesday, which brought the
total appropriation for the 21-mile
water-level road to $950,000. For
mer Governor Cherry allocated
$450,000 for the same project about
three years ago.
Governor Scott made 18 allo
catons for major road projects from
the $7,100,000 surplus highway
fund. About half of the projects
were in the mountain region, and
about half of the funds were allo
cated to these projects.
Several of the regional projects
received larger appropriations then
did the Pigeon River Road one
in McDowell, from Old Fort to
Black Mountain was $700,000, plus
another $100,000 for the Leicester
road, and $71,664 for a Mt. Mitchell
Jackson, Swain, Macon and
Cherokee counties also got nice
allocations from the fund for major
The $950,000 now set aside for
the Pigeon River Road, would build
a large section from the Tennessee
line towards Fines Creek, accord
ing to Dr, Henry Jordan, chairman
of the state highway commission.
Since Tennessee highway offi
cials have gone on record, in writ
ing,' that they would meet North
Carolina at the line on the Pigeon
For Pigeon Road
The sixtieth anniversary of the
founding of the Waynesville Li
brary will be celebrated with a tea
Wednesday afternoon, July 11, in
the library. Hosts for the occasion River route, it is expected thfit the
Coach Carl Snavely will be the
principal speaker at the annual
meeting of the Haywood County
Alumni Association of Tht Univer
sity of - North Carolina, at the
Champion YMCA in Canton on
Thursday, July 12th at 7:00 o'clock.
The event will be for Alumni
and students of the university and
their families. The ladies of the
First Methodist Church will serve
the banquet and it is requested
that all expecting to attend make
reservations win one of the offic
ers, no later than Monday, July 9th.
Officers of the county associa
tion are Fred Ferguson, president;
James Gwyn, Waynesville, vice
president; and T. Roger Walker.
Mrs. M. .1. Crowdcr" and her
daughter. Miss Joan Crowder of
High' Point have arrived at Lake
Junaluska lor a month's stay and
are occupying the Kusscll cottage.
Mrs. Crowder is the mother of
Richard Crowder, recreational di
rector at the Lake.
Haywood Group Visiting In Denton County, Texas
y, July 5 Thursday fair
ner with seattered show
y fair and warm.
l Wayneiville tempera-
korded by the staff .of the
Max. Min. Rainfall
73' 60 .45
-82 65 .45
kr i'i !; 'A
I -f ;.; ..Ms t ! : ' aJ'i . ?yf; " 7-.. -a
';;'. brl' ,S7rSn-nnnn h u7- JA'tl
wfll be members of the library
board. ; '. : 1 ' " ;
The public is cordially Invited
to call between three and five
Mrs. T. L. Gwyn Ls In charge of
arrangements. for the event and
other members of the board are
Col. J. H, Howell, chairman, Wil
liam Medford, Glenn .Palmer, Fred
Doult, and Mrs. Dick Moody.
The Waynesville Library was
opened July 11, 1891.
Emmctt Balentine announced
today that he would open his
Superette on Saturday, The new
store, handling groceries,, meats,
fruits and vegetables, has Just been
finished on Branner Avenue, next
to Walker's Esso Service Station.
Mr. Balentine, long associated
with the grocery trade In this com
munity, Is the owner and operator.
He has had special fixtures built
for the store, and it is thoroughly
modern in every detail.
The 34 members of the Haywood 4-H Clubs had their picture made o n the court house steps Tuesday morning, just befoilj leaving for,a
700-mile trip to Denton County, Tfcxas. They are due to arrive about mid-afternoon today. (Staff Photo). : .
To Meet Sunday
At Cove Creek
The regular quarterly Haywood
County Singing will meet- at the
Cove Creek Baptist Church Sun
day afternoon, July 8, at 2 o'clock
A number of singing groups are
expected to participate in the pro
gram. The public Is cordially in
vited to attend.
Mrs. J. W. Michals of Durham is
the guest of her mother, Mrs. R. H
Blackwell. Her son, Jimmy Michals
who is in camp near Durham, will
arrive Sunday for a visit.
r y i
GOV. W. KERR SCOTT yester
day allocated another half mil-
lion dollars for the water-level '
Pigeon River Highway to Ten
nessee. The fund now has $950,-000.
work would, begin at thejjorder
for ' both states. " The new" road
would be N. C. Highway No. 284,
as the records show the .present
No. 284 into Cataloochee was desig
naled as a temporary road back in
1928 until the road down Pigeon
River was built.
The road down Pigeon River will
open up the Eastern end of the
Park for both states, and traverse
some of the most scenic areas in
Eastern America, engineers have
consistently pointed out.
In making the announcement of
the allocations, Chairman Jordan
said: "Work will not begin on most
newly-announced projects until
next year." Some,, he added, "may
be postponed pending right-of-way
agreements." The project down
Pigeon River does not involve any
right-of-way problems, since the
property owners along the route
have donated the land to the state
for the road. The property owners
have signed, and sent the agree
ments to Rtileigh.
Twelve of the 18 projects ap
proved lie in Western North Caro
lina, where higher construction
cosls and adverse weather condi
tions make highway building more
expensive than in other sections.
Several of the projects in that area
will connect major highway en
(See Road Pace 8)
Rain failed to dampen anybody's
enthusiasm for the special events
scheduled the first of the week in
the Boosters Club Annual Fourth
of July Celebration. Only change
made necessary by rain was the
postponement of Wednesday's
double-header ball game until Fri
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. .
Announcement was made today
of some of the talent which will
appear on the all-night singing pro
gram at the Waynesville High
School Saturday night which will
climax the celebration.
The program will begin at 8
o'clock anrl will fpafnrp tho riauli
Trio of Gastonia; "Slim Jamison
Quartet of Hendersonviller Joe
Gwaltney Quartet of Asheville;
Melody Five of Sylva; Riley Smith
Quartet of Asheville; Jamison Sist
ers of Sylva; Shelton Trio of Way
nesville; Shelton Sisters of Way
nesville; and Haywood's Friendly
Five; as well as other local talent.
Today's events include a softball
game between Wellco and Cham
pion at 5 p. m.; and Saturday's Le
gion game at 2:30 between Hay
wood and Valdese.
Choice Steer Selected
For Annual Rifle Prize
A choice fat slecr has been se
lected by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Alex
ander for the prize to be given in
the annual Muzzle Loading Rifle
contest at Cataloochee Ranch on
The annual shooting match at
tracts largo chowds, and interest
this year has already indicated an
other banner audiencen : " "
Last year 85 people entered tha
shooting match, with some spec
tators attending the event.
E. L. Horton. of Democrat, took
first' place honors, and the hind
quarter of the steer.
Many out-of-state visitors make
their plans to visit here in order to
attend the shooting match.
Value Of farm Land In
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Haywood Twice '45 Price
With, a trend in Haywood Coun
ty toward fewer farms of larger
size, the 1950 Census of Agricul
ture reveals that the value of the
land and buildings has more than
doubled since 1945. .
Farm land is now averaging
$152.73 an acre, compared With
$76.26 five years ago. The aver
age farm is valued at $9,201", against
$4,171 in 1945.
has risen from 55 to 60 acres, with
a sngnt decrease in the actual nuin-l
office ascribes this effect to two
causes. One is that with improved
machinery available since the war,
one man can consolidate two or
more' farms and cultivate them as
one. The second reason is the trend
toward cattle raising, which neces
sitates larger acreage than does in-
The average size of county farms tensive cash crop agriculture.
A (To Date)
Injured . . . . 28
(This Information com
piled from Record H
Stats Highway PatroL)
rURDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE TOWN ELECTION