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Published Twice-A-Wcek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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66th YEAR NO. 68 18 PAGES
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 23, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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reaches in tne pocn
she expects to feel
Jions will he welcome
of humor would be
"dear little dead
the coincidence of
firist registers, Mrs.:
I.e of Valley View
that one week she
Ire, Dollar and Worth.
boom that week.'
Falmer makes rather
to Raleigh on busi-
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ing me pasi iew
fund, and heard more
kcussion of Western
fre talking about our
state," he said.
all xhe comments
Ide, but little did he
ignitude of the "talk"
to reserve rooms for
of the State RE A,
at all the people that
(out this section have
in," he said, as he
Srfforts to find the
Attendance this season at the
Methodist Assembly totaled ap
proximately 50,000 to set a new
record high Since the church's
southeastern summer headquarters
was established in 1913.
Dr. H. G. Allen, superintendent,
said no exact count is available, hut
that he based his estimate on the
number of gate tickets sold regis
tration at various conferences, and
the reports of hotels and lodges.
The season will not close until
Labor Day, when the grounds will
be open to the public for holiday
visits,! boating and swimming.
The annual "Music Week" pro
gram will continue through Sun
day with a hymn festival at 8 p.m.
in the auditorium, directed by Dr.
Carl F. Mueller, composer and con
ductor of Montclair, N. J.
Bishop H. A. Boaz, retired, of
Dallas Texas, and formerly presi
dent of Southern Methodist Uni
versity, will preach at 11 a.m. Sun
Dr. Allen said that the auditor
ium program next week will fea
ture several movies to be shown
at 8 p. m., and guest platform
speakers at 11 a.m., to be announc
" The Junaluska motel apartments
will remain open until September
15 to accommodate vacationists.
New Officers Of Tho YDC Make Plans For Next Year
The State REA board will hold
their annual meeting in Waynes
ville next Tuesday. The board, de
cided to meet here instead of in
Raleigh, thus combining business
with pleasure, and "cool weather."
The board members, together
with their families, will arrive
Monday afternoon, and be guests
of Glenn C. Palmer, member of
the board, at his camp on top of
Glenn Top in Fines Creek.
The group, headed by Gwyh B.
Price, chairman, will . spend the
night here, and have their meeting
Tuesday morning at the local REA
office. For lunch they will go to
the Towne House, and then to
Bryson City for supper, and to the
Cherokee Drama Tuesday evening.
On Wednesday the board will
visit several electric projects in
the western part of the state, in
cluding Fontana Dam.
Members of the board, besides
Mr. Price, and Mr. Palmer, include
Mrs. Helen Brooks Boney, D. E.
Purcell, Dr. S. H. Hobbs, Jr., Dr.
Dave Weaver, secretary, Dave
Barbers, engineer, and Walter Fuller
eet For 30th
Business And Beauty o
Feature Wk Co-op K-3eel
igo boys, two aged 16
20, were arrested in
sterday" by the High-
Tver found in their
tntify them as the
ike into the Biltmore
tently' and stole some
iy, and a shirt. The
it the indentations
door where the rob-
n the ear were goods
store recently rob
w n. Tenn. As a re
turned the boys over
see authorities be-
!nore serious charge
that the same group
in Bryson Cltv. but
Newly elected officers of the Young Democrats Club are: seated, left to right: Mrs. Mary Elmore
Burgess, 1st Vice President; and Glenn, W. Brown, President; standing, from left to right: James
L. Milner, 2nd Vice President; Charles B. Gregory, Secretary; and Loranzo Smathers, Treasurer.
Mr. Brown is the. first president in the history of the organization to repeat himself. (Staff Photo).
James W. Killian Is the superin
tend of Haywood school buildings
and grounds. He assumed the po
sition as of June first, it was learn
ed from the county superinten
Mr. Killian was named chairman
of the county board of education
He succeeds R. T. Messer In two
capacities, both as chairman of the
board, and superintendent of build
ings, The salary is listed at $200
per month, with $75 allowed for
School Board Makes Final
Study Of County School
Building Program Mleel
Eighty young ladies living along
the lines of the Haywood Electric
Membership Corporation will conv
pete for the title "Miss REA Co-op'
at . the annual, member's meeting
Saturday in 4he- Armory.'""'
. A record turnout is expected for
the meeting which will start at 9:15.
Progress and financial reports and
the election of 11 directors to serve
for the next 12 months will be the
main order of business.
In addition to the beauty con
test, a free lunch will be served,
various prizes including a
; Mrs. DeVoe Medford was sweep
stakes winner for the second con- and
secutive year at the Clyde Flower $300.00 electric range and $500.00
Show held in the Clyde School WOrth of small electric appliances
gymnasium this week. She had aiwju be given.
total of 55 points. The beautv contestants are: Re
in the organizational displays, inia FeraUSOn. of Clyde: Patsy
the Clyde P.T.A. won first place 1 Deaver of Canton; Patricia Ann
fdy, an annual stinv
his home in White
da after a lorn ill
with his wife, spent
P at Oak Park' He
hanker and was
wted with Stewart
n Baltimore. Md. He
ft Little Rode. Ark.
few of Woodrow Wil-
lices will be held in
f y survives.
for the second year and was award
ed a plaque which goes to the
group winning two years in succession.
Mrs. George Hanger won second
place in the individual exhibits
with 31 points and Mrs. W. W. Bot
toms was third with 28 points. Mrs.
C. L. Darnel land Mrs. Bill Hannah
tied for fourth place with 22 points.
Mrs. Hanger also "won the tri
color award, the highest rating
given for a single exhibit, with a
shadow box arrangement.
Runners-up for the top place in
organizational displays were the
Future Homemakers of America of
the Clyde School and the South
Clyde Home Demonstration Club.
The Flower Show, which was the
second annual event sponsored by
the Clyde Woman's Club, was said
to have shown great improvement
r (See Flower Show Page 6)
A picnic at Camp Hope Tuesday
evening, at which Phelan Douglas,
grand master of Tennessee Masons,
spoke, closed the 10th annual Ma
sonic Assembly held here at the
beginning of the week. The As
sembly was termed the most suc
cessful of the ten.
More than 200 visiting Masons,
plus others of this area, heard Mr.
Douglas say that "The world was
given to man to be a pleasant and
peaceful place," but "greed and lust
for power has made it a place of
fear and anxiety."
"Needs of the world," said Mr.
Douglas, "include a better under
standing of each other, relief from
fear and distrust, truth of the
Sue Medford of Waynesville-; and kind that breeds confidence, forti-
Gregg of Candler; Virginia Robin
son of Candler, Rt. 1; Peggy Ann
Peek of Waynesville; Patsy Mc-
Cracken of Canton, Rt. 3; Mattie
The proposed school building re
port, us approved by the State
Board of Education, was tentatively I
passed ' here Wednesday by the
county board, with one slight ex
ception. The Haywood board has
asked that one point he modified,
and the architect Is expected to
have the revised figures within a
The Haywood board had expect-
Led. to,- formally approve the report
and submit it to the board ot com
missioners on Wednesday, but the
slight change caused a delay.
No details of the report, nor the
total estimated cost of the propos
ed program was announced.
The report is said to cover in
detail the proposed program for all
of Haywood, and also sets up an
amount for the Canton school district.
The program would have to be
financed bv a county-wide bond
Issue, voted upon by the people
Roxie Ann Crawfofd of Waynes
ville, Rt. 2.
Arrangements have been worked
out with local dealers to hold an
electrical appliance show to enable
members to view the different
makes and models of the latest
equipment available. It's going to
be a great day for everyone .vho
comes, the manager promised.
"We're going to have a good time,
but we're also going to transact
some important business, including
plans to take electric service to the
remaining remote areas in the co
operative area as soon as possible,
Mr. Sheffield pointed out that the
(See R.E.A. Page b)
Haywood Baptist Elect
Officers During Annual
Session Just Completed
ti,. wavumnr Baotist Associa- i Rev. G. E. Scruggs, supt. of evan-
tlon concluded their 66th annual geHsm; Rev J. Doyle Miller, awo-
sesslon yesterday afternoon at tne ciaie suiJi.nev.un.,,
ClydTBaptisrChurch with an In-IM. Wyatt. director of Brotherhood;
Jrationa Address by Rev. Joe Rev. M;. a'e
Miller entitled "Down Destiny j tBy:RH
n J t " ' ' " . Olllll'llf- Vila" mail "fc .,.'
KOafl. ,; -mitno. T R Mnr.
The session began Tuesday morn- r 1 wuu
with more than ouu peopie in u
tude and prudence
"Life," he continued, "would be
more pleasant if we had more faith
In our fellowmen, and more in our
selves, with hope giving us vision
of a brighter tomorrow, and cour
age giving the drive to build a
better world with charity of deed,
thought and word."
Mr. Douglas concluded his le
marks bv saying: "Private opinion
molds public opinion, which, in
turn, molds national policy and be
havior, and national behavior
makes or mars the world and our
way of life." -
Dr. Pugh, In his address at the
Masonic marker at Black Camp
Gap stressed the Importance of
world brotherhood, and a free, and
(See Ulasons Page 6)
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lt much change in
f'ed by the staff of
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52 School Buses
Will Be Operated,
2 Others Bought
Haywood school children will use
52 buses when school opens the
29th, it was learned from Mrs. Lucy
Jones," county superintendent of
education. Two more buses areon
ordfcr, but their delivery dale is not
School authorities announced
that almost all teaching posts had
been filled, although the scarcity
of teachers together with "keener
competition" from nearby states
has made it hard to get the full
"Our teacher's colleges did not
have enough graduates to fill the
demand this past year; many have
entered private fields, and some
have returned to nearby states that
have increased their starting salar
ies," Mrs. Jones said.
For the first time in the history
of the Haywood Young Democrats,
a president was elected to succeed
himself. Glenn Brown of Clyde was
the man go honored; his reelection
occurtng at the meeting of the YDC
at the courthouse Monday night.
Mrs. Mary Elmore Burgess of
Waynesville was named 1st Vice
President, and James L. Milner of
Hnzelwood was elected 2nd Vice
President. Charles B. Gregory of
Canton was selected for Secretary,
and Loranzo F. Smathers of Can
ton chosen as Treasurer. All offic
ers were voted in unanimously.
.The following delegates were
named to represent Haywood
County at the Slate YDC Conven
tion to be held at Carolina Beach
on September 14th and 15th: Glenn
Brown, Loranzo Smathers, Jerry
Rogers, Oral L, Yates, William M.
Plott, Sam Queen, Jr., Bill Round
tree and Charles B. Gregory. It was
also decided to seat any other mem
ber who could attend.
Mr. Charles B. McCrary, Chair
man of the Haywood County Dem
ocratic Executive Committee, was
presented at the start of the meet
ing. He expressed keen Interest in
the YDC's and presented a general
outline of the Executive Commit
tee's plans for this year.
The more than 100 Young Demo
crats at the meeting discussed
plans for a county-wide YDC soc
ial gathering to be held in October.
This gathering .will climax and
close the current membership
drive. Every member present at the
meeting signed membership cards.
Immediately after adjournment,
the newly elected officers met In
executive session and named the
following people to the YDC Exec,
utlve Committee for the county
Joe Palmer of Crabtree; Ernest
Messer of Beaverdam, David Un
derwood of Waynesville, Jack
Chupman of Beaverdam, Mildred
Bryson of Iron Duff and Mrs. Sam
Queen, Jr., of Ivy Hill.
Two Waynesville Exhibitors won
ribbons in the Flower Show spon
sored by the Men's Garden Club of
Mrs. Clyde Ray was awarded the
ti-l-color ribbon for her Auratum
Lily shown in the perennials divl
sion; Mis. J. W. Kay received the
blue ribbon for , her Pinks under
the sunie classification.
The show is being held this
week at the City Auditorium.
Thrash To Speak
At Lions Club
L. Dale Thrash will be the
speaker at the Lions club tonight.
Mr. Thrash, district highway com
missioner, will be introduced by
D. Reeves Noland, former commissioner.
Mr. Thrash is expectd to discuss
the general highway program in
this area. ,
Highway officials will discuss
with Haywood citizens a program
for letting from 15 to 20 more miles
of rural roads in the near future
when they meet Thursday, August
L. Dale Hhrash. highway com-
mlsisoner of the district, said the
meeting would start at ten o'clock.
witfi representatives from all parts
of the county attending.
"We will make a report of the
progress of the rural road program
to date, and select projects for the
next phase of the program," Mr.
Thrash said. "I am optimistic over
the outlook, as it appears better
than it did a year ago. A lot of
this is due to the fine cooperation
given by the people. We are get
ting more miles, more paving, and
more roads graveled than was at
first thought possible," he contin
One thing that added to the
commissioner's optimism was the
allocation of two and a half mil
lions by the governor to this dis
trict out of a special highway fund.
"This eased the pressure for funds
on regular highways a great deal,"
Mr. Thrash said.
Having people of the county
come in and discuss the general
needs of rural roads from a county
level is part of the program start
ed back many months ago by Mr.
Thrash. He takes the position that
the Highway Commission will build
the roads which the people in the
counties deem the most essential,
and in the order of their impor
tance. He said that he had reason to
believe that work would begin soon
on about a 15-mile section of High
way No. 209, between Waynesville
and Hot Springs. "It is an un
usual situation, but we find that
the middle section of that highway
is traveled more than both the
ends, and for that reason, we plan
to pave the 15-mile center section
first." Ttfetoad is paved from here
to Fines Creek.
Mr. Thrash said the township
committeemen were being request
ed to attend the meeting, and bring
others from their community,
Mrs. McCracken Home From
Mrs. Steve McCracken has re
turned to her home in Clyde alter
undergoing a major operation at
the Bryson City hospital.
Lions Club Protests Cut
In State Highway Patrol
Walter Taliaferro left Monday
for Spartanburg, S. C. where he
has enrolled at Robinson Business
College.. He Is also employed as
clerk at the Cleveland Hotel.
The Lions Club has joined other
civic organizations in protesting
the proposed cut in Highway Pa
trol personnel In Haywood county.
This protest was filed with Colonel
James R. Smith, commanding offi
cer of the Stale Patrol. The letter
is as follows:
"We have head with utmost in
terest the recent announcement
from your office regarding a cut
in personnel of the State Highway
Patrol of our county, Haywood.
We. the Lions Club of Waynesville,
a civic organization of this county,
by a vote of the Board of Directors
wish to officially protest this move.
"Swift and sure enforcement of
safety laws is generally conceded
to be one of the most effective de
terrents to dangerous driving; yet
New Officers Of Haywood Baptist Association Pose For Picture
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tendance. Representatives irom
the Southern Baptist Convention
were preesnt, as well as representa
tives from the Baptist Hospital, the
Orphanage, Mars Hill and Gardner
wohh rnlleees. and from the re
cently established Baptist Home of
The Aged. , ..
Rev. A. M. Wyatt delivered the
annual sermon which was entitled
"The Place of Baptists In A World
Of Crisis." He challenged Baptist
to help evangelize the world
through the Whole Gospel.
At the afternoon session new u...
Finance Committee; Kev. uuo
Parham, associate chairman of
Stewardship and Finance.
Robert Gaddis, director of Train
ing Union; Mrs. Sam Knight, asso
ciate director of Training Union;
Harry Marshburn, Sunday School
siinerintcndent; Rev. Gay. Cham
bers, associate Sunday School sup
erintendent: Mrs. John UiaiocK,
Woman's Missi6nary superinten
rient- Rev Otto Parham, Orpha
naee representative; Rev. Thomas
Erwin, Hospital representative.
Eev. F! H. Leatherwood, Biblical
onrHor representative; John
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fAi!- Rev Ben Lee Ray, moder
ator- Rev. D.D. Gros, vice-moderator;
Miss Esther Mae Gibson, clerk;
Rev. Elmer Green, associate clerk;
Neal Webb, treasurer; and R. E
elected and installed as ; Wood chorister; Lowell Scruggs,
. ml--- 17 Vf froan flC
pianist; ana -
Tuesday evening the session was
held at Woodland Baptist church
(See Baptists Page 6)
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by reduction of our Patrol, en
forcement of traffic rules in many
places "will be inclined to be on
"From all published reports, we
have had this year a far' greater
movement of traffic on our ro.irts
than in the past year and at the
same time a smaller fatality rate
than normal. This encouraging re
port we attribute mainly to .'he
fine work that our Patrol organiza
tion is doing. From your own re
ports of the activities of our Pa
trol, there is shown a definite need
for each and every officer stationed
here. By reduction of the force
under the proposed plan, it appears
that our effective Patrol enforce
ment will be reduced by approxi
mately thirty per cent.
"We are proud of the fine record
shown in our county, and especially
so under the greater influx of
traffic this year. We feel that this
fine record can only be maintained
by holding the Patrol force at the
present level, and any reduction of
that force we fear will be shown in
reports , of more accidents and
greater hazards of travel on our
roads. If speeders and reckless
drivers know they might be ar
rested on the spot and. taken.be-.
(See Lions Page 6)
u. ... t 1 it.. ,,:., AnnnnJnNnn urklnh nnrn 11H or! ltd RfUVi annual cjicciiin vectprrinv Rpu A M
Left to right are shown the officers ot tne naywuuu nausi nu" -.
Wyatt Supt of Brotherhood; Esther Mae Gibson, Clerk; Harry Mashburn, Sunday School Superintendent; Rev. Ben Lee Ray, Moder
ator' Rev H L Smith Chairman pf Executive Promotion Committee; John Wood, Chorister; R. E, Smith, Historian; Rev, G. E. Scruggs,
Chairman of' Evangelism; S'eal W-hb, Treirer; nd Rev. Klmer Green, Assistant. Clerk. -Staff Photo).
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(This information com-;
piled from Record o
State Highway PatroL)