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66th YEAR NO. 62 16 PAGES
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat o Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Coach; "Whafs his name?"
Coach: "Put him on the
first team. Boy, will I get even
with the newspapers."
WAYNES VIIiliE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 2, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
for every type oi s
t Warm water to heat
sv morning Ben Messcr
. Serv'ce to the growing
Paned the shoes of a
had stepped into a wad
gum; and it had oozed
her open-toed 6hoes,
, man was called upon
ke sticky goo. He.cna.
just part of a aay s
imbs Flag Pole
pole in front of the
eceived a coat of paint
ned iu awe as me
irked his way down the
he reached the ground
Id by a Mountaineer re-
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like this kind of
the painter replied, "I
e things ft fresh iace,
illy he added, "I keep
tebody will give me one.
sends some folks to
Charles E. Ray is now vice presi
dent of the American Retailers
Association, a national merchants
Charles E. Ray has been elected
vice president of the American Re
tailers Association, according to a
dispatch from St. Loins.
': When informed of the message,
Mr. Ray said he did not know. of
the election. The news from The
Mountaineer was the first he had
of the action of the association, of
which he has been a director since
Mr. Ray is a member of the
board of directors of the North
Carolina Merchants , Association.
Until last month he was chairman
of the N. C. Park Commission, and
at present is vice-chairman.
Scott R. Dekins, secretary of the
national group, said: "Your city
.should be proud to claim a man of
The new budget for the Town of
Hazelwood calls for a total of $47,
964, requiring a tax rate of $1.65 on
the estimated valuation of $1,126,
500, The hew budget, formally a
dqpted on July 20th, carries a tax
rate increase of 20 cents over the
former rate of $1.45.
The new budget sets up $19,064
for general fund, $9,300 for the
street fund, and $13,500 for water.
The debt service is the smallest,
amounting to $6,100. The rate in
creases show ten cents added to
both the general and street funds
over last year, thus accounting for
the 20 cent , increase general
funds requires 70 cents, and streets
50 cents; The debt service of 45
cents remains the same as in the
past two years. .
Boards Sisrn 4-Year Contract
Officials Of Two Towns Sign 4-Year Water - Sewer Contracts
$750,000.00 wing of the
ounty Hospital, said S.
superintendent of con
or McDevitt .t Street,
M,,u0.UUuw... 1IKm. ., o f it .Hi.
d, he added, and lheBm;"
concrete will begin this, ' r.ZTl Z.t
diser and organizer.
Mr, Ray is a member of the Ray's
jites Are ;
Stamey , ;. ,
services were held 'Mils
In the chapel of Wells
nriie at Canton for John
. 81, who died Wednes
Ashevillc nursing home
. V. N. Allen officiated
1 was in Pleasant Hill
as pallbearers were El-
bcrs, Mark Cathey. Mas-
f e, Floyd Justice, Kyle
d Carl Henline. .
iiey was a native of Hay
ity, the son of the late
d Rachel Davis Stamey,
long resident, of the
f was a graduate of the
of the University of
flina and formerly prac-
in Lanton and Waynes-
S are four brothers, F.
ana E, Stamey of Clyde
Stamey of Asheville; and
i Mrs. Charles F.nslev nf
Charles Ray On
Charles Ray, Jr., of Waynesville
ha1been named to the Govern
mental and..Public Affairs Commit
tee of the North Carolina Mer
chants Association. The announce
ment was made today by W. S.
Wolfe of Mount Airy, president of
The function of the Government
al and Pudiic Anairs wmmmee is
W recommend to the Board of
Directors what the Committee con
siders should be the attitude and
policy of the Association in all
matters pertaining to legislation,
governmental and public affairs
and, acting under instructions of
the ' Board of Directors, it is to
have control over such matters. .
To Be Displayed
In Water Pageant
A gala water pageant, Monday
afternoon at four o'clock at Lake
Junaluska, will climax pre-election
day ballyhoo in the annual con
test to choose a new "Queen Juna
The Junaluska excursion boat,
the. Cherokee, will tow decorated
floats bearing the four contestants
past the "viewing stands' of Lake
Junaluska residents and visitors.
The Lake also will be dotted with
all sorts of small craft as backers
of the nominees "whoop if up" for
The Waynesville High School
Band has been asked to provide
music for the occasion, and the As
semblies recreation department is
sponsoring the pageant. :
At press time, four candidates
had filed for the coveted title of
queen. They are: Miss Barbara
Russell of Greenville; Miss Nancy
Hobbs of Rocky Mount; Miss Betty
Anne Robinson of Hickory; and
Miss Kitty Miller of Charlotte.
Clever "political" signs and dis
plays boosting the merits of the
candidates line the Lake Shore
DriycrmJ ' spsew .frWTingins
door bells day and night to solicit
Voters, who must have been resi
dents of the Lake for the past two
weeks, will go to the polls at the
Boat House, Tuesday. Results will
be announced Tuesday night and
the colorful coronation ceremonies
will be held in the auditorium the
evening of August 18. i
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Aldermen of Waynesville and Hazelwood look on as Mayors Way and Fisher signed 4 -year water - sewer contracts between the two
towns here Tuesday night. Seated lett to right: J. R. Morgan, attorney for Waynesville, G: C. Ferguson, town manager, Mayor J. H.
Way, Waynesville .Mayor C. L. Fisher, Hazelwood, J. R. Carswell, town clerk, William Mcdtord, attorney. Standing, left to right: Alder
men for Waynesville, Joe Liner, Henry Miller and Henry Caddy; Hazelwood aldermen, Howell Bryson, John B. Smith and Frank Under
wood. (Staff Photo).
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For Local Guard
An Associated Press despatch
from Washington reveals that $12,
500 have been requested of (In
House Appropriation Committee
for a National Guard motor storage
building at Waynesville. The
structure, which would be used I
primarily to house tanks, would be
paid for through State and Federal
funds. , . , ...
The Mountaineer is proud to
announce that, beginning with this
issue, a new feature, DAILY
BREAD, will be carried every
Thursday on the editorial page.
The feature, which originated in
p.nH the Norfolk Vir-
f "wwf I glnian-Pilot and
f J! nnw has a enm-
1 bined circulation
of over 600,000,
is written by
Rev. A. Purnell
Bailey w h o is
Pastor of t h e
Church in New
pot r News, Vir-
Rev-.'.A. P. Bailey ginla.
Rev. Bailey served as an army
rhirptaln-'drrrtn WortrTWar II.'- e
was stationed in the Philippines,
and Was with the troops who land
ed in Japan on the first day of the
occupation. He spent 15 months
there before . returning to the
stales and was the army chaplain
who accompanied Premier Tojo to
the hospital after his attempted
In his feature, Rev. Bailey at
tempts to speak the language of
the veteran, which should make
him of special interest tn Haywood
county because of the many veter
ans living here.
Bids on Three
Rids on three Haywood county
projects were among those opened
Tuesday in Raleigh by the Stale
Highway and Public Works Com
mission. All bids received will un
dergo review at a full meeting of
the commission today.
The low bids on 14.24 miles of
grading, paving and strctures on N.
C. 20!) from Hot Springs to Betsy's
Gap were: roadway, Maloon Con
struction Company, Franklin, $IU6,
309 jstrueture. Dickerson, Inc.;
Another project was the resur
facing of 10.52 miles of N. C. 284
from Waynesville to Its juncture
witK IJ. -Hla pnd thtrtM to Sucft
Gap. Low bids was $153,133 by the
Ashcville Paving Company.
Diekerson, Inc., of. Monroe, also
low bidder in 17.2 miles of county
road which are to be hardsurfaced.
They include parts of Lake Logan,
Catch Cove, Phillipsville. Lake
Junaluska, Hannah Cove, Rhodar
nier, Queen Town, Old 284, and
Max Patch roads.
Pfc. Truitt W. Meriford of Ft.
Jackson visited his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C, G. Medford, at Lake
Junaluska this week, ,
Mrs. William Hannah is expect
ed to return today from New York,
where she has
the Town nd
H- A. Boaz of Dallas,
' deliver the sermon at
Methodist Chureh Sun.
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f'e has spent the sum-
'"eipast several years,
l k2"wn in the commun
tired bishop of the
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Max. Mln. Rainfall
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No Action On
The date for Hie bond election on
Hie question of a recreational cen
ter for Daynesvllle has been set for
September 251 h, but as yet no dale
has been named for regislralion
and no judges have been appointed.
Selection of a dale for the center
will wait until the voters make
their decision in 'the election. As
explained by city manager, G. C.
Ferguson, "We have plenty
Re-Names All Of
The Hazelwood board of alder
men have re-elected all personnel
of the town, it was announced today.
Howell Bryson was named mayor
pro-teni, as the organization was
completed for town officials, Ru
dolph Carswell was re-named clerk,
Gene Wyatl superintendent of
water, and tax collector. O, S. Sut
ton chief of police, and William
In making the assignments to the
board of aldermen for various de
partments, Mayor Clyde Fisher as
signed strets, garbage, and fire de
partments to Alderman Bryson,
Frank Underwood is chairman of
''Water arf'tfseWef, "while" Jrthtl B.
Smith heads finance police and
The aldermen have a new gar
bage truck due for delivery late
this month. The truck, three times
the size of the present truck, will
enable quicker and more efficient
gathering of garbage, and save time
in both labor, and hauling expenses,
A full lime man wil lbe slulioned
at t ho fire department, th,: alder
Waynesvllle's Chief of Police,
Orville Noland, announced yester
day that Francis Rcece, 112.Smath
ers St., has become the sixth police
man currently employed by the
town. He replaces Arthur Paul
Evans who entered the service last
Mr. Reece was born in Madison
county in 1916. He graduated from
Marshal High in 1932 and has lived
in Waynesville for 17 years. Dur
clght of those years he was a cab
driver, and the remaining nine
were spent at the American Enka
Corp. ; . . .
He married a local girl, Ethel
MPhaffey, and they now have thret
Policeman Reece weighs 180 lbs.,
and, in the words of Mayor Way,
"He's tough and honorable." t
William' -Massey, assistant of
newly appointed county sanitarian.
G, W. Itounlree, is conducting a
survey of Haywood County in con
nection with sanitation problems.
Already it is producing results for
34 out of 40 outside toilets con
demned early in the survey in the
Gibsonville section of Canton have
already been improved.
New eating establishments are
exceptionally good, explained Mr.
Massey, for' they were set up ac
cording to health regulations. The
older, establishments arc for the
most part good, ho added. A warn
ing against the careless dumping
nf garbage was also given and . the
The survey is being conducted
section by section in an effort. 'to
complete it as quickly and effici
ently as' possible. The hundred or
more dairies in the county are re
ceiving the, special attention of Mr.
Health Board Reminds
Teachers Of Preschool
All teachers in Haywood County
schools must have physical examin
ations before the opening of school,
Dr. lrvin Weir," county health of
ficer, today issued a reminder.
The county Medical Society pre
fers thai teachers see their own
family physicians, but examina
tions' will also be given at the
County Health office August 8 and
August 15, The examinations must
be complete, rather than nominal,
and must include blood test and
The health .office will be. open
between 8:30 and 12; and between
1 and 4 p.m. There will be no
charge for the X-rays at the de
partment. .These physical examinations arc
required every year, for the pro
It ct ion of the pupils as well as of
By Autos In
Four people were injured in two
accidents involving ears late Tues
day in the Canton irea. Mrs. Lil
lie Franklin, age 56, was rushed to
the Mission Hospital by ambulance
alter being hit by a car while
crossing the street in front of the
Canton post off ice. Information re
ceived by The Mountaineer early
today indicated that her condition
is fair. SIk; suffered a broken
collarbone, a f ractured skuL and
broken ribs. The driver of the car,
Mrs. David Smart of Clyde, has
posted a $500.00 bond while await
ing the outcome of the ease. Chief
W. N. Slioupe and Patrolman H.
Three were injured while en
route home from Asheville where
they work, when their car skidded
on wet pavement and crashed into
a telephone pole...- Mrs. John Hyatt,
who was driving, suffered a cut
over one eye; Mrs. Claude Hamp
ton sustained a laceration on the
forehead; and Miss Dorothy Wells,
who was thrown dear of the car,
was badly skinned and bruised. All
three were treated at the office of are
Dr. II. A. Matthews., .
New Terms Set
By Boards At
. A four-year water-sewer contract
between Waynesville and Hazel
wood was signed here Tuesday
night, and recorded Wednesday. -
The contract withdraws pending
court action, and settles a controv
ersy which has existed for several
years between the two towns.
Provisions of the contract settle
past due water accounts amount
ing to $2,600. Hazelwood is to pay
$1,500 in cash, and "mark paid"
about $1,100 which Waynesville hai
already collected from Lake Juna
luska as Hazelwood's share of a
The wholesale price ot water
which Waynesville is to sell Hazel
wood remains at 20 cents per thou
sand gallons for the first million
gallons, and 13 cents for each ad
ditional thousand. The present
rate is ten cents per thousand af
ter the first million. Hazelwood
uses between seven and eight mil
lion gallons of water monthly.
The agreement also provides that
no charges are to be made by Haz
elwood for use of certain sewer
lines along Highway No. 19A-23.
The contracts were signed for
Waynesville by Mayor J. H. Way,
and Hedwig A. Love, clerk. Sign
ing for Hazelwood were. Mayor
Fisher, and J. R. Carswell, clerk.
The 3-member boards of aldermen
of both towns, together with their
clerks and lawyers attended the
meeting. The two boards had pre
viously agreed to the details of the
contract. The officials discussed
various mutual problems which
confront both towns, as well as th
individual town problems.
The six provisions in the con
tract are as follows:
1. Hazelwood does hereby give,
grant a"d convey unto Waynes
ville all its right, title, and inter
est in and to a certain water line
and a certain sewer line running
from the corporate limits of the
Towif Hnel wood to, the Dayton. ;
Rubber Company through the
property formerly known as the
Welch property, which said prop
erty is now a part of the Town nf
Waynesville, together with all Its
right, title and Interest in the
right-of-way and easement acquir
ed by Hazelwood over and through
said Welch property, for the con
struction, building and maintain
ing of said water and sewer lines.
2. Hazelwood agrees to pay and
Waynesville agrees to accept in
full and complete settlement of the
claim of Waynesville against Haz
elwood for the increased water
charges prior to June 30. 1951, the
sum of FIFTEEN HUNDRED
($1500.00) DOLLARS in cash, plus
such amounts as the Town . of
Waynesville is now due the Town
of Hazelwood as Hazelwood's part
of a sewer charge collected from
Lake Junaluska Assembly from
June 30, 1949, to June 30, 1951,'
said sum being in the neighborhood
of $1100.00; it is understood that
settlement . , between Waynesville
and Hazelwood for Hazelwood's
portion of said sewer charge col
lected from Lake Junaluska has
been accounted for up to June 30,
(See Contract Page 8)
To Be Organized
Farm Tour Finds Heat And
Hospitality Plentiful In
AH Mid - Western States
SPRINGFIELD,. Mo., AuRust 2 iceived as a Shrine to Texas he
Still enthusiastic over Hie varied ! roes. It holds some fine statuary
stehin-en-bn"1hr3200-mn this" was
of-state tour, Haywood County's
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Dick Moody looks over the damage none uy me " -j. -
croD in a half mile path were severely damaged. High winds, and heavy rains added to the dam
Se. Similar storms hit Iron Duff across the mountain the day before. (Staff Photo).
A benefit, square dance, sponsor
ed hy the Waynesville Junior
Chamber of Commerce, will be held
at the Armory Saturday night., be
ginning at 9 o'clock.
Attempts will be made during
the dance to answer the Jaycees'
current question, "Who Is Temp
' tation Jones."
Texas, no one was surprised to
hear that they were -"two of the
largest in the wrold". The Aquarl-
the largest in this
has almost every
hundred tourists today turned their
thoughts homeward. More. than.
one person was heard to wish fon um is one of
"one good breeze off the moun-' country, and
lain," as the weather continues known spec ies of fishr Since it was
sunny and very hot. i t hree days since they had been
After leaving Greenville, Texas, j fedthey are fed twice a week
on Monday afternoon the busses i some of the fishermen In the party
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Stotes of
Jacksonville, and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Rouse of Ft. Lauderdale,
sponsoring a Florida Society
in Waynesville with the purpose
of making Florida visitors feel
more at home. An organizational
meeting will be held, together with
a barbecue dinner next Wednes
da yat 7 p.m. at the Grandview
House on Circle Drive in Allen
Creek. Entertainment will follow
the dinner, and, according to Mr.
Rouse, if a success it will be made
a yearly event. For additional in
formation one may call 1101. "
sped the 53 miles to Dallas in what
seemed like no time at all. Mem
bers of the parly commented on
the miles of flat pasture land vis
ible in every direction, and sev
eral wished for a glimpse of moun-
j tains to "break t he monotony".
! The party was met outside Dal
i las by city and county officials and
j escorted to points of interest. First
'sight, to be seen in Dallas was the
J State' Fair Grounds, containing the
j Hall nf State and a huge aquari-
lira, The Hall of State was con-
were heard to wish that they had
their pet tackle along.
On tne agenda for Jronday eve
ning was a banquet at the Jeffer
son Hotel, with Texas officials as
guests of honor. Besides the many
officials present, a number of Den
ton families who had had 4-H boys
and girls as their guests came over.
W. NV Williamson, assistant di
rector of extension service, pre
sided over the gala affair and in
troduced the guests. Among them
(See Farm Tovr -Paire 8)
Killed . . . . 2
Injured .... 31
'' ": . : ,:' '
(This Information com
piled from Record o.
State Highway Patrol)