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Lrds being grown in
itv as a part of the
Lie oration is causing
a leading business
Ling' for Mayor Hugh
t tWQ had known each
years. ii fj""
fr cannon paou
in the street in his
i town official.
I would nave Known
.n;4 iff fonnnn
Hat beard, l tanec. w
Published Twicc-A-Wcck In The County Scat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"I'm mad at Jim."
"I dreamed he was flirt
ing with, a blonde. If I dream
such things, what 'do you
suppose he does in h 1 a
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOONAUGUST 13, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Little Left Of Station Wagon After 416-lfoot Plunge Down Mountain
n Chicago was intro
and Mrs. A. J: Mc
weck. "Why, I know
xclaimed, "Mr. Mc
master farmer, and
je children, and six in
ic same time! V I he
were startled to say
ty had never met be
lt ion was simple. The
IhicaRO had Visited in
briefly two or three
e became so much at
ip Mountaineer that
Id when she returned
)o the minute she met
ens, she remembered
hat in The Mountain-
r was one of about
Unitarian women dele-
Blue Ridge Assembly
intain. They were par-
fcious to see a tesi
m farm, and the len-
tv Authority recom-
fnood County. Assistant
fit Grover C. Donnins
them to see tne mc-
l on Route 2, Waynes-
B. Collins, TV A dis-
iros, came over w ev
of the program,
rackens served ice
group, more than one
laimcd, "We've heard
hospitality, but we
led it was as cordial as
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Officers Get Tipboardls
n Raid? FBI Enter Case
gentleman came into
lnper office the other
ired as to the shortest
Jhc Secretary of War
r -h began rpcelvingj
all of which he re
ply enough. When the
wn to abate, this re
iK a story, asked:
th Secretary? I'd like
kman Jilted his eye
ullcd, "She's at home.'
cr lifted his eyebrows.
his pipe, the gentle-
cd himself the luxury
my wife," he said.'
The two occupants of this station wagon wore miraculously thrown from it as it started a wild 418-foot tumble down a mountain
from Highway No. 209 Saturday attemoon. Seven hours were required to haul the wrecked mass up the mountain by the wrecker crew,
headed by Elford Sutton, shown here, as the wreckage was brought to Watkins Chevrolet Co. (Staff Thotoi;
A new appeal has been issued
by the local Red Cross chapter for
flood relief funds. Only $225.00
is being asked of Waynesville citi
zens of the $5,000,000.00 being re
quested nationally. More than
20,000 families in the disaster area
have asked for aid, but thousands
more are in need.
So far, says the local office, the
response has not come up to ex
pectations. More money is needed
Two Slave Harrow Escape
As Vehicle Plunges Down
Sleep 418 - Foot fountain
nt your child to enjoy
keep him out of the
flip siht of box upon
fright of five feet along
the hall, may make
Those boxes contain
7,000 of them. How-
he parent, might take
wonder how much of
Re those packages con-
transferred to the
ir child. The amount
depend upon you.
Baptist Men To
1 A large group "of men or the
First Baptist church are to meet to
night at 7:30 for a supper meeting
to discuss the auditorium now un
The building committee, of which
W. H. Burgin is chairman, will ex
plain in detail the plans, what has
been accomplished, and the expect
ed time for completion of the structure,
The steel erectors were schedul
ed to complete the task of putting
up steel by Wednesday night.
The purpose of the meeting to
night, according to Rev. Broadus
E, Wall, "is to acquaint the men of
the church of the many details en
volved in the construction of this
large auditorium. This is not a
money raising meting, although a
campaign does begin Wednesday to
raise $25,000 cash to add to what is
in hand for the structure."
boys were announced
he State Star Farmers
nted to approximately
and ninety North
'lire Farmers of Ameri-
ird annual convention
fiRh last week. .
bitt, Vocational Aeri-
Jtruetor at Waynesville
' announced the win-
ffws: Jerome Bovd. Lin-
Jimmy Farmer, Wade
received a medal with
Mem 'on it and a certi-
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At Courthouse At
8 O'Clock Tonight
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The courthouse; instead-. of the
lligh -School will be (lie scene of
night by Park Naturalist, Arthur
Rlupka, of the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park.
The Waynesville Chamber of
Commerce is sponsoring the lec
ture, which is tilled: "Along Great
Smokies Trails". Kodachrome
slides will be used for illustrations.
Mr. Stupka spoke here once be
fore and was well' received. lie has
served In his present position for
16 years and before that served in
a similar job with the Arcadia Na
tional Park, which is located in
The current lecture shows some
of the finest views of trees, water
falls, wild flowers, and mountains,
tn be seen iir the entire Great
Smokies. Mr, Stupka will common!
on all the scenes, drawin;; upon
his intimate knowledge gained over
many years ol service in the Park.
Two women narrowly escaped
death late Saturday when their
1950 Ford .station 'wugon plunged
418 feet down the mountain, when
i( left Highway No. 209 in the
Fines Creek area. '";,',
Miss Mary Vaughn, 55, of Paints
ville, Ky., is iii an Aslievlllc hos
pital, .suffering from cuts, bruises,
and a broken ankle. Miss Mary
George Thrash, 16 of Lake ,1una-
State Plans To Reduce
Patrol Here To 4 Hen
Cattle rustling is not confined to
the movies nor to the. wild west. It
flourishes, apparently, even in Hay
wood county. A cow, bough) in.
and brought from Texas, was stol
en Friday night, together with two
calves, from Earl Williams at
Windy Gap in Burnett. -Cove sec
lion of Beaverdam community,.
, Sheriff Fred Campbell, who is
investigating the case, reported
thntil.no thieves entered a pasture
cattle, of whirii -13
the . wlrpi
The telephone project into Fines
Creek will be the subject of a feat
ure story too get nation-wide pub
licity sooni The citizens of Fines
Creek cleared the right-of-ways
for the linos, and have cooperated
with telephone officials in getting
Yesterday j. Lovell Smith, dis
trict manager of Southern Bell,
told The Mountaineer that present
schedules Indicate that the area
will have service by September 30,
the date set some months ago
when the project began.
The lines, will extend to Maple
Springs, a . distance of 25 miles
Th national publicity, in farm,
and omer -journals, will appear
soon alter the completion ol the
Col, J. R. Smith, head of the
slate highway patrol, announced
today that effective September
first, Haywood would have four
patrolmen, instead of five.
The new allotment according to
Col, Smith, is , based on registra
tion and traffic. He announced that
Patrolman Bryan Basden would be
assigned to Chimney Rock.
At the same time, it was learned
that Cpl. Pritchard Smith had
been given Transylvania county in
addition to Haywood. This will still
be headquarters but he will dW'
ide his time between the two
'. Civic leaders, together with of
ficials, were preparing to register
protest to Col. Smith in reducing
the number of patrolmen in this
county. Some officials placed calls
today to Col. Smith, but he was out
of town until Tuesday.
By reducing the patrol here one
man, and dividing Cpl. Smith's
work, gives Haywood the cquival
ent of three and a half men in
stead of five, it was pointed out-by
disturbed officials here today. Rep
Oral L, Yates was among those
leading the protest.
nft 1iah(MT1irWTTo?pT-rrhe fence ahd drove fli
Hay wood Paving
The State Highway Commission
completed 3.78 miles of road work
in Haywood County during July.
Grading, traffic bound macadam
base and bituminous surface treat
ment was finished on the 3.2 miles
of US 19 and 23 from Canton to
the, Buncombe County line.
Traffic bound macadam with bit
uminous surface treatment was
placed on two county road exten
sions in Waynesville on tne uamp
Branch Road for 0.35 mile and on
Woodlawn for 0.23 mile.
August 13 Partlv
arm with scatterpri f.
fi-ded by the staff of the
Max. Mln. Rainfall
6 61 .07
83 61 .01
84 62 .03
Will Palmer, of Pigeon, was Heel
ed president of the annual Cala
loochee Reunion on Sunday, as (it'O
gathered at Palmer Chapel.
Fourteen states were reprcsenled
fit the annual event, which is inc
of the largest reunions in the i-.rea.
During the day, which featured
an informal program, was
raisrid for re-painting the church.
The group also maintains 14 ceme
teries in the Catalonehee area, and
these are cleaned off each year.
Annual Masonic Summer
Assembly- Starts Sunday-
Local Masons are making last
minute plans for the large influx
of visitors to the 10th annual 3-day
summer assembly starting next
Sunday. Masons from many stales
are expected for the assembly of
the Grand Council of Royal and
Select masters of North Carolina.
Registration will begin at 10
o'clock Sunday morning at the
Armory, and a local committee will
assign visitors to hotels, motor
courts, and tourist homes. The first
meeting of the Assembly will be a
religious service at the First Meth
odist church at 8 o'clock with Rev.
J. E. Yountz, pastor, in charge.
The Monday program will begin
at 9:30. The afternoon session will
be the annual featured motorcade
to the Masonic Marker at Black
Camp Gap, where Charles H.
Pugh. grand master of the grand
council of Royal and select masters
of North Carolina, will be the prin
The evening session will begin at
8 o'clock, with the super excellent
masters dcree by a team from
East Tennessee in charge.
The Tuesday program will con
vene at 9:30, for the closing of. the
At 2 o'clock, a motorcade will
leave for Ecusta, and after an in
spection of the plant, return to
Camp Hope for the annual Masonic
picnic supper at 6 o'clock. A per
iod of entertainment is planned at
seven, and at 8 o'clock, Wallace
Phelan Douglas, grand master of
Masons of Tennessee, will be the
Local Masons have announced
that the public is invited to partici-
put in the motorcade to the Mark-
en on Monday, ana also me picnic
at Camp Hope on Tuesday.
,al here. animals, valued at more than
Miss Thrash told investigating $i,o00.o0, through the opening and
patrolmen. Cpl. Pritrhard Smith ,,nlo Hie Rimeomhe eounly side,
and II. Dayton, that she met a car. The sheriff, who was called in
and she drove to the edge of the Saturday, returned today l0 con
mad, which gave way, and sent the ! linue the search, ..
vehicle and two occupants hurling
down the mountain ;side pasture.
Cpl. Smith said Miss Vaughn
was thrown clear of the wreckage
about 200 feet down, and Miss
Thrash about 300 feet. The crum
bled station wagon rolled on to
the 418-foot spot.
Residents of tlie area, with' home
made stretchers, helped officers
carry Hie two injured women down
the mountain, because it was too
steep to try lo go bae': to the
highway. A hur.se drawn sled was
put Into use. and on that both c ;ir
riid a half mile to waiting ambu
lances which brought them to the
hospital under patrol, escort.
Cpl. Smith said it was about 00
minutes from the time of the ac
cident until the injured ones were
in the ambulances. .
Workmen started at six Sunday
morning pulling the wrackage out.
and got to Waynesville shortly af
ter two o'clock. A huge crowd was
attracted by the demolished ve
Cpl. Smtih said this morn.iig thirt
the citizens of the area are. to be
commended for the manner in
which they gave every assistance
in getting the injured to ambu
lances. "If it had not been for the
,.rr....t.. ..r 11 it: ti...
two painfully injured women' would
have been much longer reaching
the hospital," he said.
Persons viewing the wreckage
at Watkins Chevrolet Company
marvelled that the occupants were
Miss Thrash is the daughter ol
Mr. -and Mrs, L, Dale Thrash, and
it was five years ago (Aug. 19) that
Miss Th rash's brother was killed
when a car in which he was riding
turned over on the same highway,
but nearer town. Saturday's ac
cident was: about20 -miles from
Of County Will
Young Democrats of Haywood
County will meet Friday night at
(i o'clock in the Coin Room in
Waynesville, according to an an-
nminccmenl by Glenn Drown, coun
The meeting' is being held for
the purpose of electing officers for
Ihe coming year and selecting dele
gates to the Stale Young Demo
cratic Convention lo be held at
Carolina Beach, September 14 and
Plans concerning the eomlng
election year will he discussed a
long wilh other business matters.
AH young Democrats, 13 years of
age and Older, are requested to at
tend the meeting.
Tobacco Field Day
Scheduled For Tomorrow
At Experiment Station
After Wreck '
J. A. Mehaffey of Balsam, Ko
rean veteran just returned, who
was injured in a wreck at Spruce
J'ines on August 6th., has not yet
regained consciousness but "might
lie just a little better," according
to information received today from
Moore General Hospital.
Mr. Mehaffey, 'who was riding
with his father, Albert Mehaffey
nt the time of the accident, suffer
ed a fractured skull and had both
arms broken in the crash. He had
been back in the stales from Kora
for only two weks when Ihe acci
dent occurred. Many of his friends
and relatives live in Haywood
The towns of llazelwood and i
Was nesville are now advertising I
the property of delinquent tax
payers of the year 1950. All such
property will be sold at public auc
tion, according to law, if adjust
ment is not made.
A tobacco field day will be hold
at the local Experiment Station to
morrow, according "t6..M.,R..,WhlS'
enhunt, director. Talks and deltl
onstrations on research work at
the Station in tobacco will be
Beginning at 10 a.m., talks on
The Results of Previous Expert
ments, Insect Protection, and Har
vesting and Curing of Tobacco, will
The afternoon program includes
a tour of the Experiment Station,
and the following demonstrations:
Pruning and Stringing; Applica
tion of Sucker Control Materials;
and Ihe Use of Coke Burners in
Among those present v.ill be:
H. R. Garison, Extension Plant
Pathologist; S. N. Hawks, Assist
ant Tobacco Extension Specialist;
Dr. Colwell, head of the Agron
omy Department at' State College;
Commissioner L. Y. Balentine; and
Dr. Luther Shaw, agronomist for
the U.S.D.A, tobacco research de
partment. Lunch will be served at the Station.
MRS. REIiCE AT HOME
: Mrs, C. J. Recce returned to her
home Friday night from Bowman-
I Gray Hospita lin Winston-Salem.
Sheriff Campbell Examines A Tipboard
Still In Jail
The two teen-age boys from Ohio i
arrested here on charges of steal
ing a car in their native slate, were
still in jail this morning. The
owner of the car is due any day
to claim the vehicle.
The two hoys were arrested by i
Patrolman Joe Murrill last. week.
Crabtrec Farm Section
Set For Next Monday
The Home and Farm pictorial
section scheduled for Crabtree to
day is being slated for next Mon
day. Some vital information about
ihe community was not available
in time for this edition.
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Defendant Bound Over
To Superior And
Federal Terms Of
By HANK MESSICK
Action which began at 7:40 Mon
day night with a raid led by Shr-
In Fred Campbell, continued
through the week and was climax
ed Friday evening when FBI
agents Mooney and Southern ar
rested S. E. "Ed" Greer on charg
es involving the Interstate trans
portation of gambling equipment.
A brief trial in Police Court Fri
day afternoon preceded the decis
ive action of the F.B.I. Mr. Greer
pleaded "Not Guijty" to charges
that he did "Unlawfully and wil
fully operate and maintain lotteries
and gambling devices." No de
fense was offered, however, by his
attorney, W. Roy 'Francis, and
Mayor J. H. Way sentenced Greer
to 96 days on the road or $100.00
and costs. The verdict was ap
pealed to Superior Court and bond
set at $500.00. It was at this point
that the F.B.I, stepped in.
The entire affair began when
Sheriff Campbell, "informed by
citizens," called together assistant
chie fof police, Paul Gough, and,
deputy Carl Setzer. The three men
went down Main Street to the
Johnston Building and started up
the stairs. Three Negroes were
coming down, and were stopped
and one searched. The Sheriff
stayed to guard the stairs and sent
a deputy to get a search warrant.
Armed with this the advance up the
stairs continued. .
The next person they met was
Ed Greer. According to the sheriff,
"He led us on up the slairs and
unlocked the two rooms which ha
said he had leased." In the two
rooms were found "Three carfl
tables, some chairs, a ticker tape
mAltef. cardboard Jxwm" U ,
of unused baseball lottery tickets,
or tlpboards, a box full of used
tickets, a box of loose tickets, and
a little notebook full of figures." .
An important item as regards the
F.B.I, was the address stickers still
on the boxes of unused tickets.
They were addressed to S. E. Greer
from the "TriState Amusement
Co., Bristol, Tenn." The Sheriff
later explained to the Mountaineer
that "This was. the first time the
F.B.I, has been able to get their
hands on any addresses like that."
The boxes had been sent C.O.D.
After confiscating the equipment,
the shcrifMurned Mr. Greer over
to the police. "It was in the town,"
he explained, "and they were co
operating on the raid." It was re-'
vcaled later that Greer was re
leased without bond under a cita
tion to appear in Police Court on
He appeared in court Wednesday,
but the sheriff was out of town In
connection with the search then
being conducted for the convicts
who had escaped from a Jackson-
county prison. The evidence was
locked up in the courthouse, so the
trial was postponed until Friday.
A new citation was issued and
again Mr. Greer was released.
The scene at Police Court Fri
day was dramatic, relieved by some
light touches. Mr. Greer was tight
mouthed, refusing even to say
whether or not he had a lawyer.
Many whispered consultations took
(See FBI Page 6)
Bus Station Wins
Waynesville's bus station ranked
high after inspections made last
month by the State Utilities Com
mission. The score of 97 was based
upon general appearance, condi
tion of rest rooms and waiting
rooms, sanitation, lighting and ven
tilation. Ashevilie scored 98, and Sylva
also scored 97.-
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Pictured in the sheriffs office
is the evidence found in a raid Monday night on Main Street. The
two boxes in the center contain "tipboards," a slang term for lottery tickets. On the right is the
Western Union ticker tape machine which supplies the Information needed to "tip" the tipboards.
The top of another box which contained loose tickets and used ticker tapef can be seen in the cen
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Killed . . 2
Injured . ...35