Comp 220? ? C0
Rpdeheaver, one of the
wn singers in evangelistic
pay, is also a humorist of
degree. He is at Lake Jun
and Friday appeared on
jam of the Rotary Club. '
d the story among many
Rotary Club that took in a
f as a member almost as
he preacher reached town.
aking assignments, the
of the club put the new
un the "Hog Calling Com-
-eacher took the assign
riously, and remarked:
I came here as preacher,
i posed to be the leader of
mt you Rotarians know
ibers better than I do." .
I I fill 1 I l
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
A woman never knows
what kind of dress she
doesn't like until she buys
66th YEAR NO. 55 14 .PAGES?
WAYNES VI LLE, N. C, MONDAY ATERNOON, JULY 9, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
flue, Moore County's rep-
e in the legislature tells
ies. We recall one in par
hich he said occurred to
h someone asked him why
fcne to Raleigh in the first
seems," said Cliff, "that
a newsboy selling papers
tone asked him how much
d pay for a paper."
jpeuts," said the boy.
iwnat ao you sell them
ents," said the boy again.
why do you do it?" came
y thought a moment. "I
e said, " 'cause it gives
bice to holler."
I Leg And
bert ChaDman. of Hazel
Klerwent an operation on
at the Percy Jones Hos
Battle Creek. Mich, on
lis right lee was aniDiitat-
iches below the knee, and
fcot amputated at the ank-
ihapman suffered frozen
'he Korean battlefront last
Wa was flown back to the
fines HosDital in ' January
nas Deen a pauent ever
!e talksd tot him Stondav
was "geiting along as well
oe expected.". : ;-'.'
il Boy Hurt ;
d Luther Packett, 13, of
suffered head injuries
ran into the side of a nass-
the intersection of High
110 and 276 about noon
ackelt was eiven ireat-
the Haywood countv Hos-
j returned home Saturday.
Prilchard Smith of the
Patrol, said young Pack
ed into a car driven by J
Vford of route 2. Clyde
swerved in an effort to
boy. and almost, tnrnpri
i impact dented the car
officers termed the acri-
was crossing the high-
ms home to the mail box
fe of the accident.
1 eEE. iDUliOin
Board Plans Recreation Bond Election
County Sets New-Tax Rate At $L50
For July 27
The Board of Aldermen of Way
nesville have set Friday, July 27,
at four o'clock, as the time to hear
citizens and taxpayers relative to
a proposal to call an election for
issuance of $80,000 in bonds for
constructing recreational facilities
here. The proposal would include
a swimming pool with recreational
building, a bath house and other
The Board passed the bond or
dinance on Friday.
Some months agok representa
tives of the Lions Club and Jay
cees presented the aldermen with
petitions bearing the names of more
than 15 per cent of the qualified
voters of the town, asking that
such an election be called.
The request for the, election was
renewed last month.
The bond ordinance sets forth
that the act Is "for the purpose of
establishing, conducting and main
taining of supervised recreation in
the Town of Waynesville, including
the building and establishment of
a swimming pool, with recreational
building, including bath house and
other recreational facilities."
.A tax sufficient to pay the prin
cipal and,, interest on the bonds
would be collected annually.
The ordinance sets fourth that
the rate would not be less than
three cents ' nor more, than' ten
cents per $1,00 valuation. 1
'..Following 4he:ropoBed. bearing
on the 27th,- the board can set a
date for the election, which would
of necessity be sometime In Sep
tember at the earliest since a new
registration would have to be, call
ed for this type election.
The full official notice of the
bond 'ordinance is' published else
where In thisi edition.;; - ,
rtn tvt n
For 9 Elites
Boosters To Meet
For Supper Thursday
The Boosters Club will hold
their regular monthly supper meet
ing at the Presbyterian church in
Hazel wood Thursday night at sev
en o'clock. '
Sam Lane is president.
Pvt. T. W. Mills
- Pvt. Thomas Wayne " MMls of
Sylva, a former employee of the
Dayton Rubber Company, has com
pleted his 14-week training cycle
with Company F, 61st Infantry
Regiment of the 8th Infantry Di
vision at Fort Jackson, S. C.
The July term of criminal court
convened here this morning, with
Judge J. C. Rudisill, of Newton,
presiding. The court first named
nine members to the Grand Jury,
for one year terms. The other nine
members Were named at the Jan
uary term of court.
Wayne Medford. named foreman
in January, is still foreman. Those
named today were: Alvln Pressley,
Joseph T. Mason, Ellis Mason, W.
C. Griffith, L. J. Massie, Fred M.
Hoglen, G. W. Noland, Clause Pres
sley and W. K. Boone. The grand
jury officer is James Palmer.
In his charge to the Grand Jury,
Judge Rudisill pointed out he was
concerned with the Increased num
ber of young white men appearing
in court. The number Is steadily
Increasing, he Said, and it is time
we recognize that something must
"Crime in rural America is in
creasing," he continued. "There
was a time when most crimes were
committed in town; now the rural
areas are having an increase, ac
cording to the 1950 records com
pared with the 1951 records to
Tbe : expanse of crime was is
cussed' hy Judge Rudisill,, as he
cited FBI figures that Americans
are paying fifteen 'billion dollars
per year for. preventing, and costs
of crime that is $120 per year per
person, the judge cited.
"Some people suggest to me that
all criminals be confined to jail.
or prison, In North Carolina it costs
$600 a year to keep a man in pri
son, and that is expensive," he said.
"After all,, the taxpayer must foot
the bill." -
Judge Rudisill then cited that
the number of women in crime is
steadily increasing. "There was a
time when it was a disgrace for a
woman to appear in court.' That
feeling no longer seems to exist,"
he said. "Robbery by women has in
creased 60 per cent; driving drunk
16 per cent; and 30 per cent of all
pickpocketing is done by , women,
while 30 per cent of dope addicts
"There figures offer a challenge
to the churches of our country
and we have a responsibility of
lending a helping hand to the
young people to see that they stay
(see court rage r
Hon W. Brinson is attend-
cgular Course at the Air
and Staff School at Max-
orce Base. Ala.
ntering the service in
1942, the mainr served
Friftn tkoalnn f f..1..
iarried to the former Miss
'hillips of Waynesville.
on Today On
Farm and Home Pic-
fion is devoted to Hominy
'y. This is the 16th com
be described in detail
ountaineer's feature sec-
July 9 Partly cloudy
Jn Monday and Tuesday.
'1 Waynesville Tempera-
f corded by the staff of the
Max. Min. Rainfall
J 78 5 61
...:i79 46 :
: 79 49
Two New Members Added
To N. C. Park Commission
Governor Scott has named Ralph
Winkler, of Boone, and Frank H.
Brown, of Cullowhee, as members
of the N. C. Park, Parkway and
Forest Development Commission.
Their terms are for six years each.
Mr. Brown succeeds Raymond U.
Sutton, of Sylva, and Mr. Winkler,
a former member of the commis
sion, succeeds Percy Ferebee of
Charles E. Ray is chairman, and
Dr. Kelly Bennett, of Bryson City,
vice chairman. The office of the
commission is maintained here,
with Mrs. Edith P. Alley secretary.
To Have Picnic
The Men of the Waynesville
Presbyterian church will have a
picnic supper at Albert Abel's
Camp on the Eagles Nest Road
Wednesday evening at 7:00 o'clock.
AH men going to the picnic are
requested to meet at the church
at 6:30 and proceed to the camp
from that point.
Library Will Mark 60th
Anniversary With Tea
(See picture Paffc 5)
A silver tea, marking the sixti
eth anniversary of the establish
ment of the Waynesville Library,
will he held in the library Wed
nesday afternoon from three until
five o'clock. The public is invited.
Receiving the callers will be
members of the county library
board, who are sponsoring the tea.
They are Col. J. H. Howell, chair
man, William Medford, G. C. Palm
er. Mrs. T. L. Gwyn, Mrs. Dick
Moody ,and Fred Doutt Assisting
will be former members i f the
Waynesville Library board, includ
ing Mrs. J. H. Smathers, Sr., Mrs.
W. T. Shelton, Mrs. R. N. Barber,
Sr.Mrs. Charles E. Quinlan, Mrs.
J. R. Morgan, Mrs. J. H. Howell,
Mrs. Ben' Colkitt, Miss Marian
Boggs, and Miss Alice Quinlan.
Presiding at the punch table will
be Miss Nancy Killian, Mrs. Aaron
Prevost, Mrs. William Medford,
Mrs. L. K. Barber, and Mrs. Ben
Sloan. Others assisting will be Miss
Margaret Johnston, librarian; Mrs.
James Atkins, assistant librarian,
and Mrs. G. C. Palmer.
Jackie Siler, ; Bruce Clark, and
George Stretcher will receive . in
the Children's Room. -
Mrs. T. L. Gwyn is serving as
general chairman for the tea and
Mrs. J. H. Smatfiers, Sr., is chair
man of flower arrangements.
The Waynesville Library was
(See Library Page 8)
Haywood Cow Sets Up New State Milk Record
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jThis fine 7-year Holstein cow, owned by Ed Sims, offiblally ended her 365-day record of producing
2,700 pounds more milk than the previous state record. This cow Lakeside Vale Imperial Cornflower
produced 21,787 pounds of milk, and 678.4 pounds of butter fat during-the year. William Osborne,
Herd Improvement Record test supervisor under the direction of State College,. kept the records. The
last milking was witnessed by a large number of people, including R,"H, Ruffner, secretary-treasurer
of the, N. . C.- Hoislein-Ftjlcsign Association, In Jhe last 24 hours the cow gave 53. poundn of milk. 'Mr..'
'5ims has owned the cow for the past "3 years, and had about 75 friends as his guests at a barbecue
.for the last milking of the test Saturday night. . ''' , , ,
'Red Tape' Delays Start
Of Work Here On Hospital
Just as workmen were preparing to start moving earth for the
$750,000 expansion to the Haywood County Hospital, word 'came
that a change in government regulations would cause a delay of
fifteen days. : .'
Lee Davis,' administrator of the Hospital, said that additional
priority papers had been filled out by the Hospital' and contract,
ors McDevitt & Street, of Charlotte. The new priorities will have
to be handled by the U. S. Public Health Service.
"It is not a matter of getting approval, just the disappointment
of the delay." Mr. Davis said.
The contractors are now tooking at July 20th as a starting date.
Re - Named
The county commissioners make
a "blanket" reappointment of all
county employees as of July first.
This included the county agent's
office, home demonstration office,
fire warden, county home operator,
and janitors of the court house.
"We have been pleased with ihe
vork of the people we have on cur
payroll, and. we made a complete
re-appointment," Charles C. Fran
cis, chairman, said.
Returns To U.S.
From Far East
Marvin C. Inman, seaman ap
prentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mis.
J. A. Inman of Route 1, Waynes
ville, serving aboard the destroyer
USS Forest Royal, arrived in Nor
folk, Va., July 2, after nine months'
dyly in the Far East.
Ihe forest Royal, a unit of De-1
Days on Road
Dennis Franklin, a frail Lake
Junaluska man, began a 64-day
sentence Saturday on the roads, on
a "Peeping Tom" charge. He was
sentenced by Mayor J. H. Way. Jr,
In police court here Friday.
Franklin was arrested about 11
o'clock Wednesday night, near
lirookmont Motor Court. Police
man Ray Whilner made the arrest,
alter Retting two calls that a man
had been lurking around both
Brookmont and Waynevllla Motor
Police believe this is the same
man that narrowly missed getting
shot, when Mrs. Lloyd Kirkpatrick
fired at a man seen peeping into
her windows on Hazel street about
nine o'clock that same night. The
first call came from Waynevilla
about eight o'clock.
About ten o'clock, James Murray,
10 Cents For
The county commissioners have
formally set the tax rate for next
year at $1.50 an increase of 10
cents per hundred dollar valua
tion over the current rate.
ine major increase went to
schools, the record shows.
The budget is based on a valua
lion of $32,400,000, and the total
budget requirements is $1,206,131.
Ihe amount to be raised by taxes
on Haywood property is $488,000.
The difference comes from state,
leaerai, and franchise taxes.
i ne largest single item in the
budget is general welfare, account
ing for slightly more than a half
million dollars. Of this, Haywood
will pay about $67,000.
The general fund of $87,613 is an
increase of about $5,000 over last
year. The special fund, including
costs of county agent, home agent,
and health department is set at
$66,942 this year, and is about
$4,000 over- last year. The $4,000
went; to the health department.
- The poor fund of $28,141 Is $3,000
less, than last year, and debt ser
vice is about $5,0(IOvessF with $69
681 set Up tor this year. V y 1
The hospital fund Ms costing
about $18,000 less than last vear,
with $192,000 budgeted this year.
In the county schools, the cur
rent expenses set at $129,058 is
about $9,000 over last year, with
capital outlay (maintenance) show
ing an increase of $27,000. Debt
service for the county schools took
a $7,000 tumble, while the debt
servlcft for Canton schools went
up -$i?f000 or now at $44,756.
The commissioners trimmed the
welfare costs by $4,000, bringing
It to $32,575, leaving old age as
sistance at $300,000, aid to depen
dent children at $120,000 and aid
to permanent disabled at $26 400.
The major costs of each of these
last four items are state and fed
Of the total budget requirement
of $1,206,000, a total of $768,731
will come from sources other than
local taxation, the report shows.
stroyer Division 162, left Norfolk "ptraior 01 ne waynevma court,
ui Rm.fnmw. a .i..a ... ; decided the. "peeper" was still
the Far East via the Panama Cana
In addition to other actions in sup
port of UN forces, the Forest Royal
assisted in the historic Hungnam
2 Convicts Wreck Car
In Trying To Escape;
Both Caught On 19-23
Two escaped convicts from the
Albermarle prison camp know now
that it is not advantageous to use
the highways, through Haywood
when escaping in a stolen car.
t The suspicious car was noticed
early Friday morning by Policemen
Cochran and Turner of the Canton
police force. When the officers sig
naled for the car to stop, the driv
er steped on the gas and got up to
90 miles an hour. Then he hit the
sharp curve Just below Bon-A-Ven-ture
Cemetery, and crashed. The
car was demolished. '
Officers arrested Defoe Inman,
23, at the seen?, and his companion,
Paul Bowlin, 23, fled.
The wreck happened about three
o'clock Friday morning, and offic
ers from Waynesville, as well as
highway Patrolmen were alerted of
the fugitives. Waynesville oificers
set up a road block, but the wreck
kept the prisoners from coming on
Patrolman Harold Dayton, an
swering a call near the cemetery
about ten o'clock Friday morning,
noticed a man fitting the descrip
tion of 185-pound Bowlin walking
along the highway. The man wasj
approaching the scene of the wreck.
Patrolman Dayton stopped
around, so he began searching and
saw the man across the street back
of Brookmont. The police answer
ed the second call, and arrested
Chief Orville Noland said that a
"Peeping Tom" had been fired at
several nights earlier, when a man
was seen looking in at a Main St.
window. ! , 1 .
Residents of East Street chased a
man from their window, after the
"Peeper" had placed a plank from
a bank to the side of the house un
der a bathroom window.
Chief Noland said he believed
there were at least two men doing
(Special to The Mountaineer)
NEWPORT, Tenn. A contract
was let here Saturday tor 9.2 miles
of road from Newport to Denton
a section of the water-level high
way to North Carolina.
The contract price for grading
and paving was $170,000." No bridg
es or structures are involved in
The road follows in old railroad
bed, with little grading to be done.
The general contour of the 18nd is
through level country. ' ' t
Work is scheduled to get under
Commissioner Wayland said that
engineering of the remaining 10.2
miles to the Tennessee line to
meet the North Carolina road from
Havwnnri rniintv wnuM nat nnaw.
..-mm -"-.f , puuiu K' UHUCl-
way in time to be completed this
Cocke county citizens are- elated
over the progress of the water-,
level route to connect the two
states, The second section of the
road (10.2 miles V will be in the
hills, and will of necessity cost
more to construct.
One Hurt As 2
Crash on Highway
. Tin A1nk.M. t..l4- ,
Haywood about. 5:30 Friday after
noon,'" in rather unusual circum
stances, which involved a wreck
of their cars, and an injury to one
of the occupants.
According to Patrolman H. Day
ton, who investigated the accident,
a 1949 Buick driven by John Willie
Osborne, of Tanett, Ala., stopped
for a car in front to turn off the
highway. Right behind Osborne
was Monroe B. Sanders, 43. of
IiOngdaie, Ala., operating a 1941
Chevrolet. The latter car crashed
into the back of the stopped ear,
throwing Mrs. Sanders, 33, against
the windshield, cutting her lip. and
cut her knee against the dash.
Several stitches were required for
The wreck was on Highway No.
19-23, two miles west of Canton.
The two motorists learned they
lived within four miles of ach
other back home. . - -
Both cars were badly damaged.
N. C. Ready To Begin On
Survey Down Pigeon River
he J'PPeP'ng'l ancf. had reason to ! sage
The Highway Commission pro
posed to complete the survey of the
water-level road from Cove Creek
to the Tennessee line this year,
with the idea of starling construc
tion next year. This statement was
marie by Dr. Henry Jordan, chair
man of the commission. ,
The actual starting date of con
struction will be dependent upon
the ability to get critical materials
at the time, Dr., Jordan said.
The project now has $950,000 set
aside for the construction, with the
20-mile right-of-way already donat
ed by property owners in the area.
The Chamber of Commerce,
through Dave Felmet, president,
wired Governor Scott after the al
location of special highway funds
had been made, the following mes-
believe that one Is still at large.
"This thing of "peeping" into
(See Peeper Page 8)
"We are deeply appreciative and
gratified with your allocation of
special highway funds for the many
Police Recover Stolen
Car Within 20 Minutes
Within 20 minutes after .lerrv
the'Harkins, a Negro trustv at the
prison camp had stolen a car, he
was being escorted to jail by Po-
man, who readily admitted he was
Bowlin, the wanted escapee, Patrol
man Dayton had been patrolling i liceman Ray Whitner of the Way
the area since the time , of the ! nesville department.
wreck, believing the man would
come from hiding a'nd take to the
highway. - - -
Both men were lodged in the
Canton jail and later turned over
to officers from ' Gastonia, where
the two had stolen a car early
Both of the men were serving
sentences from three to five years
Jerry took a 1950 Plymouth from
Walnut street, drove it to Hazel
wood, parked it behind the First
State Bank, and then got into a
taxi. Where he was going from
there, he did not explain.
When Policeman Whitner got the
call, he checked with a service sta
tion operator at Hazelwood to be
on the watch for such a car, and he
began to cover other main highway
The car soon passed Five Points,
in Hazelwood, and from there the
chase began. Policeman Whitner
found the car and Negro within 20
The officer believed the man
planned to return later and , get
the car, hoping to throw them off
track by parking it in the dark.
The negro had a half pint of li
quor, and 4 cans of beer on him
when caught. He wds returned to
prison. Harkins was sentenced 12
to 15 years for attempted rape in
Haywood in 1948. , ,:
projects throughout Western North
Carolina. Each project was thor
oughly deserving, and your vision
and allocation will be a means of
bringing about a progressive era
for this entire section of North
The message made no specific
mention of any one project. Mr.
Felmet explained: "we here in Hay.
wood have always maintained that
good roads in Western North Caro-.
lina was a decided asset to. the en
tire region, and in the long run,
beneficial to all communities in the
area. We look on all Western
North Carolina as a unit, and on
such things as will be of benefit
to the area. Naturally we are in
terested In inrnl nrnlentc hut nev
er to the extent of fighing kindred
projects in our neighboring coun
Killed . . 2
Injured .... 30
(Thia information com
piled from Reoorda
State Highway PitroL)