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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
66th YEAR NO. 64 22 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 9, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood ana Jackson Counties
r was feeding the baby
jlesauce. Cautionsly he
nee the spoon toward
Sometimes the apple
t would open and some-
Lmiirt not. But , . i
f they did open the
th would do the same.
gentleman employed a
npnDle. but was shy
L to personal relations.
Ulem involving an old-
retained largely oui m
The old man was con-
Ud the genueman was
as to whom snouia oe
en the inevitable death
t hp dared not ask.
L decided to face real
f that some embarrass-
Las better than a dead
I He took his courage in
tasked the question:
o would you use noun
fcing happens to you?"
a trace of emoarrass-
hite haired man looked
desk and growled,
bore was said.
Hungry Bears Fro
Park Killing- Cattle
Champion Muzzle Loader Shooter
bace has long been a
ir the crowded condl-
result. sometimes pro-
fcits. often fatal. Waynes-
ver, provided a free
located beneath the lev-
Jtreet which simplified
1g was missing, how
ose who found pleasure
kith the Hereafter, and
ing has now been sup
Stairs of bright yel
ading up from parking
the street. ' ' "
Waynesville. If it hasn't
it will get it.
t of Season
Dan C. Arrington, 75, of Balsam, shows F. G. Rlppetoe where he .
put three bullets in the bull's eye of his target in trte annual Rifle
shooting match at Cataloochee Ranch Wednesday. Bystanders com-'
mented that the winner's name should have been "Daniel Boone'"
Arrington". (Staff Photo). (Other picture page seven)
fc clatter of typewriters
iter of machines in the
Ire sounded from the
and it; I can't stand it."
k cats, thought the, -nfl.
Hu.s has cracked, up
trail- at lart. He's itcn
hard for too long. Poor
I ought to do some-
75 -Year -Old Captures
Top Honors At Annual
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iished into the office.
f chair was empty, but
tood a member of the
gony on his face.
stand it." he reDeated.
s To Give
mesville Chamber of
is sponsoring an illus-
next Monday night by
alist, Arthur Stupka, of
Smoky Mountains Na
Mr. Stupka who was
ed here in a previous
discuss "Along Great
alls," and Illustrate his
0 kodachome slides. He
'hat it ig alone nark
She hiker will see the
the biggest trees, the
alls, and the most. nir.
sections of wildflowefs,
f Ka has served in his
f'uon for 16 years and
served in a similar ca
the Arcadia National
ne. His talk will be giv
High School and the
commerce hoDes to see
State Aid To
Waynesville is reported to be
eligible for $16,119.00 of stale
street aid for 24 miles, under 1951
Powell Bill allocations.
A state total to be alloted was
reported to be $4,543,096.00 which
will be distributed among 390
towns and individuals. August 1
was the deadline to qualify under
- Money was allocated on the basis
of about $435 per street mile, and
$1.51 per capita of 1950 popula
tion. The highest street mileage,
excluding all on state or county
highways, was Charlotte,' with 306
PCE IN HOSPITAL
J' Reece has entered
fay Hospital, Winston-
WE iN HAYWOOD
"ieth Lowe, who under
'"ation at the Haywood
spital this week, was re-
rsn'ceiy tms morning.
York Rite Masons
To Meet Friday
Waynesville Chapter No. 69, Roy
al Arch. Masons, will hold their
Stated Convocation on Friday night
at 8 P.m. Companion J. W. Howell,
High Priest, will be in charge of
the business session, after which
Most Illustrious Companion John
B. Phelps, Past Grand Master of
the Grand Council of Royal and
Select Masters of Florida, will
make the address of the evening.
All visiting Companions are invit
ed to attend.
Losses Set At $1,500
By Alexander As Bears
Roam Thru Pastures
Meat-hungry bears in the Park
are giving catttlemen with nearby
pastures serious trouble.
The hungry bruins started about
60 days earlier this year than usu
al, as they slipped from the dense
undergrowth of the Park to feast
on 10 head of choice cattle, thus
far this season.
Cattlemen are disturbed over the
continued loss, and have trapped
two of the cattle killers thus far.
A plea for Immediate help has
gone frdm Thos, W. Alexander to
Clyde Patton, Wildlife Resource
Commissioner, asking that relief
Mr. Alexander said he estimates
his personal loss, including time
and cattle at $1,500 thus far this
season. "My nearby neighbors
have lost this much or more," he
The usual serious trouble with
bear getting Into cattle pastures
starts in September after the ber
ry season. ''
Strangely enough, the bears do
ing the killing of the cattle are
small ones, and not the larger
ones, Mr. Alexander reported. The
bears trapped by special permis
sion are poor, which perhaps ex
plains their pre-season roving and
Mr. Alexander's ranch adjoins
the Park lands.
Widow Gets Back Life Savings She Had Lost
Mrs. Lawson Mcsser was a happy person Wednesday, as she got back the little black pocketbook
with $660 which she had lost on Monday morning. Carl Mundy, manager of Stovall's 5 and 10 Cent
Store, found the purse, and after rending the story in Monday's Mountaineer, sent Mrs. Messcr word
her-money was awaiting her at the store. It was a happy occasion as clerks and customers looked
on. (Staff Photo).
The Mission Hospital reported
this morning that the condition ot
Betty Hamblin, who was injured in
a wreck Saturday on the Aliens
Creek Road, Is "Critical," and
"Much worse this morning."
Hugh Ledford. 18, also hurt in
the wreck, was reported by tht
county hospital to be in "Very good
The wreck occurred when the car
in which they Here riding, left the
road, struck a tree, three mail box
es, a fence, and stopped in the mid
dle of some sawmill machinery. Ey
witnesses said that it was traveling
at a high rate of speed. '
Miss Hamblin is from Lake Juna
luska, and Mr. Ledford's home i
" Dan C. Arrington, 75-year-old
Balsam resident, captured top hon
ors in the annual muzzle-loading
rifle match at Cataloochee Ranch
Wednesday, Mr. Arrington put his
three hand-made bullets squarely
in the diamond square.
The event attracted several nun
died spectators, and an even nun
dred entered the contests, and
shot age-old rifles at the target on
the hill. Most of the contestants
lay on the two bear rugs, and rest
ed the rifle barrels on logs. Others
sat in chairs and aimed across the
ravine at the small two-inch
square white target.
A loudspeaker kept the hun
dreds of milling spectators inform
ed as to the resutls of the marks
men, and it was evident that the
shooters had plenty of supporters.
As the announcements were, made,
the crowd came to a dead silence
to hear every word.
'" Two of the busiest people in the
group were Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Alexander, owners of the ranch,
and sponsors of the event.
Lunches and sandwiches, togeth
er with cold drinks, set the lunch
counter as a popular spot of the
The shooting was over by four
o'clock, and the judges carefully
measured and made their decisions
as to the winners. The winners
held on to their target boards and
rifles as if they were among their
life's most treasured items. Crowds
of well wishers gathered around
to look at the targets, and com
pare them with others.
The winners in the four groups
were to get a quarter of a fine
steer, but when it came time to
dispose of the meat, it was decid-
(Sce Shooting Page 8)
" State Patrolmen established a
roadblock last night at the junction
of highways 209 and 19-23 near
Lake Junaluska, as part of the ef
fort to capture the eight long-term
prisioners who escaped from the
Jackson County Prison Camp earl
ier in the evening.
Patrolman Joe Murrill reported
this morning that a wrecked car,
believed to have been stolen by
the convicts, had been found near
One Haywood County man, Jay
Lankford of Canton, was among the
eight who escaped. The others
were: Benny Reynolds, of Macon,
Ga.; Albert Turner, of Roan Mt.,
Tenn.; John Wilson, of Candler;
Harvey, alias James Henry, Mabe;
James Carroll, of High Point;
Claude Hill, of Dover, and Earl
Brighton, of Lumberton.
Local police emphasized that all
the men "are dangerous."
August 9 Thursday
Pot with afternoon thun-
Friday continued hot.
'rti'd by the staff of the
Max. Mm. Rainfall
88 69 ....
Floridians Stage Get -
Together Party Here
pi.mi.. r-m sn nntnts nf the! ed. The idea js to know who is vis-
t. u:. c.i o nranri View itinu the area from Honda, ana
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here Wednesday night for a bar- where they arc staying.
becue dinner, and "get-together .
There were about 130 present, with
50 reservations being turned away
at the last minute by Mr.' and Mrs.
Senator B. C. Pierce, of Palatka,
was master of ceremonies, and in
troduced the group during the
bourse of the evening, which, was
highlighted by numerous prizes
Two other state senators were
present, Senator W. A. Shands, of
Gainesville, and Senator James A.
Franklin, of Fort Myers.
The group decided to make the
get-together an annual affair, but
no formal organization was creat-
Atnong the leaders In getting
the group together was Carl Ray of
Scattered throughout the din-
ina hall were prizes under - the
tabiccloth. This created much in.
tcr'est, and it was found that A. A,
Nasrallah had been coming fo
Waynesville for 40 years. He was
jimt one year behind of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Blair Dunn, of Daytona
Brach, who came here for the first
tirpe 41 years agoon their honey
moon. .' -' ;
t. A, Monk, of Bradenton, was
acclaimed the oldest man.
Numerous other prizes were
given, including a door prize.
High School Annuals
To Be Given Out Sunday
The Waynesville High School
year books arrived today and will
be distributed at the high school
Sunday afternoon from 2:00 o'clock
until 5:00 o'clock. This has been
designated as the day for auto
graphing the books.
v .Rev,- L, E. Mabry has provided
the following Instructions for sign
lng the pplitton now n circuja.4
lion which call for an election to
decide the issue of beer arid wine
in Haywood county:
1. Sign In your own handwrit
ing. (If you are uncertain as to
how your name appears on the
registration book, sign the way you
think it Is and then print the oth
er possible way under your namo.)
2. ' If you voted In the 1948
gubernatorial election you are
eligible to sign the petition.
In 1948 there were 10,588 voles
cast in Haywood county. Fifteen
percent of that number of signa
tures, or 1,588, will be necessary
to make the petitions valid.'.
3. Give your precinct where
you last voteu. If the precinct has
a number, give the name and num
ber, Any minister, or other individual,
who wants copies of the petition
may secure them from L. E. Mabry,
phone 2222 Canton. Rev. Mabry
Is Chairman of the Moral and Civic
Welfare Committee of the Hay
wood County - Ministerial Associa
tion, to whom the petitions must
be returned by September 1.
Widow Recovers Savings
And Is 'One Proud Soul'
Henry Reunion Set
The annual Henry Reunion will
be held the 18th of August at the
home of Grady Henry in Maggie.
J. H. Woodly will be the princi
pal speaker. .
"I was so happy 1 could of
shouted almost." said the smiling,
gray-haired widow, "when the
postman told me my money was
The widow wasv Mrs, Lawson
Mcuser of WJilte' Oak, i-tnd "the
money was her life savings which
she lost along Mala. Street last
Monday. Almost In tears, she came
to the. Mountaineer for aid, and
the result was a front page story
telling of her loss,
Before the paper hit the street,
however, the money had been
found. Carl Mundy came into Stov
all's 5 & 10, of which he Is man
ager, and noticed a tiny, black
cloth purse upon the counter. In
a hurry, he merely picked it up,
decided, upon feeling it, that
there was no more than a hand
kerchief in it, and threw it in a
safe place. He then went down Into
the basement to attend to some
Meanwhile, Mrs. Messer had dis
covered her loss. Having some
shopping to do for neighbors with
money she had placed apart from
Beef Cattle Tour
By Hereford Assn.
Three hundred beef cattle men
left the courthouse at 9:15 this
morning on a tour sponsored by
the Haywood County Hereford
The first stop was in Bcaverdam
township at the J. L. Reeves farm.
George Stamey's farm ,ln Pigeon
was also visited, as well as a stop
made at A. P. Cllne's farm near
Lunch was scheduled to be serv
ed at Graceland Farms at Hyatt
Creek by Mr, and Mrs. M. O. Gal
loway. A judging, fitting, and show.
Ing school conducted by Sam Buch
anan, was also planned. The after
noon was scheduled to end with
a watermelon feast at Graceland
Farms. : '
Parton Aboard Jefferson
Ishmael Parton, seaman appren
tice, USN, of Hazelwood, is serv
ing aboard the Military Sea Trans
portation Service Ship USS Thom
Parton, a gradutae of Waynes
ville High School, entered the
Naval service last October.
The Thomas Jefferson Is trans
porting combat troops from the
West Coast to Korea.
her own, she "fainted nearly"
when her groping fingers did not
touch her purse. Immediately she
retraced her steps which took.Jier
back into Stovall's, but the " girl
she talked to had not seen the
purse and kiew nothlng"of It. ",
When Mr. Mundy came up from
the basement, the salesgirl casu
ally remarked, "A little lady came
in here awhile ago looking for a
pocketbook with more than $600.00
Immediately Carl made a "bee-
line" for the purse he had found
The soft wad he had assumed to
be a handkerchief proved to be a
roll of 20, 50, and 100 dollar bills.
"I felt real chilly," said Carl. Find
ing no identification within the
purse, he quickly sent the sales
girl out on the street to look for
the lady. But the search was In
After some thought, Carl de
cided to say nothing more about
the matter for fear that if the
news spread some unscrupulous
person might try to get it. He fig
ured that the person losing it
would make some public announce
ment that would solve the prob
lem. Other steps were being planned
meanwhile. Dave Feldman of Reli
able Jewelers, suggested a cam
paign by local merchants to re
place the missing savings and
promised to start it off with a large
(See Widow Page 8)
130 Floridians Stage Waynesville Get - Together
Paid In County
Total Large Sum
A monthly JtXaJ. of $21,487.00
worth of social security benefits is ,
now being divided by 673 people
in Haywood ' County, according to
Information released recently by
Glenn H. Plttenger, Manager of the
Asheville office of the S.S.A.
Old age beneficiaries are the
largest Individual group, 247 of
them receiving $10,520.00. Widows
with children under 18 total 64.
and they are paid $1,893.00. Wid
ows and widowers amount to 30,
and they collect $1,021.00. The
wives and husbands total 80, and
their pay equals $1,798.00. Two
parents receive $83.00. The larg
est individual group are children
under 18, and they collect a sum
second only to the old age bene
Mr. Pittenger reminded every
one that claims must be filed be
fore benefits can be paid. Persons
desiring to do so, or wishing in
formation, may contact a represent
ative who will be at the Waynes
ville Court House every third Mon
day of each month at 11 a.m.
MRS. GERRINGER AT HOME
Mrs. J. R. Gerrlnger, who under
went an operation at the Haywood
County Hospital last week, has re
turned to her home.
Washington Thinks C. E.
Brown Might Make Race
For Congressional Post
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Senator B. C. Pierce is shown talking during the informal program of the Florida party staged last
night at Grand View. He was one of three senators present. Charles Rouse, standing left, was one of
the organizers, while Mrs. C. M. Stokes is standing on the right. (Joe Davis Photo).
WASHINGTON Clifford J.
Brown, of Clyde, secretary to Rep.
Monroe M. Redden, of Henderson-
vllle. had "no comment" on re
ports he ' would' run next year for
the 12th District House seat Red
den is vacating, but intimate
friends said Brown is "leaning
strongly" toward the race.
Meanwhile, it developed here
that J. Richard Queen, Jr., of
J Waynesville aj;ta0' .ni(ynbef of. the
House interior and insular affairs
committee, who has announced his
candidacy for Reddens seat, has
not asked the committee for leave
of absence while campaigning.
At Queen's office, fellow staff '
members said they did not know'
whether the 33-year-old Waynes
ville man planned to try to retain:
his $10,000 a year post while run
ning, or whether he would resign j
or seek leave. j
; Brown, who has been in Wash-i
ington with Redden four and a!
half years, was in private life an
insurance man and is widely
known through Western North
Carolina. He has never run for
He told a reporter he could not
comment now oa reports he would
run, but he indicated plainly he is
giving the matter consideration.
(See Brown Page 8)
Another Hat In Ring
, I. C, Crawford, 44, Asheville at
torney and law partner with form
er U. S. Senator Robert Reynolds,
said he has considered himself a
candidate for 12th District con
gressman for the past month. He
added that he would remain a can-1
didate unless some "personal rea
son", should develop to change bis
Killed . . . : 2
Injured . . . . 33
(This Information com
piled from Record H '
State Highway Patrol.)