L Reaction ... "
'wnlts were shaken up in a
iuision. They were carried
Lpital, and were sober
Lrealize what faced them.
I both played they were
out cold. The nurses ana
,.,ma thp scheme, but
Lt on as if they knew any
ealed nothing serious,
L walked in and announc
U drunks. "Get up, you're
lor jail, me remanc win
U straight , up, because
Ly realized mai uieir euvu
Law hurt was to no avail.
jail they went, begging for
aim For Belief
Lid never do to call names,
are well known wizens 01
lher day, the family car got
, on ienaer, wne u
the house was driving,
serious, and little harm
1Cept for some missing
rife was rather upset, and
Ung daughter they would
tell the man of the house
ID when he got home from
10 happened that the hus
$ away for the day, and got
tfr the young daughter had
itident was duly reported,
husband took it as a matter
and said nothing, after he-
red it was merely a scratch,
ist morning the little child
r mother if she told about
ched fender. '
es, I told him last night."
did daddy say?"
ng at all," replied the
aughter pondered the an
i moment, and then with
tned tone said: "Mother, I
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66th YEAR NO. 74 20 PAGLS
Published :Twicc-A.Wcek In The County Scat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 13, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ay CitesNeed Of New Filtering Plant
As An Ox?
hporter has a sometimes
tendency to remark on the
row of his colleagues, but
It shoe, and we do mean
oo the other foot. In a
recently we were writ-
ut horseshoes, and from
i went to oxen. We meant
m shoes", but for' some
m typewriter! remarked:
yourself an ox. This same
1 his plenty of those too,
ve been around as lone as
: ,.!' '.i??
k wlth the store this mbrn-
jittdthaf 8 far no on has
ji to' buy one, however.
"The greatest, and most serious
problem facing the Town of
Waynesville officials is our 46-year-old
filtering plant, and lack of
facilities for getting water to t
reservoirs," It was explained to
day by Mayor J. H. Way.
, "We have plenty of water on the
mountain impounded on Rocky
Branch and Shiny Creek, but that
water is no good to us until it has
been treated and is in the reser
voir;" the town official continued.
According to the estimates of
engineers, it will cost about $250,
000 to run another line from the
intake, or, dam on the mountain
and construct a modern filtering
plant at the site.
The present filtering plant was
constructed 46 years ago, and ac
cording to the mayor, the water
system then served about 1500 peo
ple, perhaps 2000. During August
of this year it was estimated that
the plant served 12,000 people. The
heavy demand for water necessitat
ed Superintendent of Water Brad
ford Mehaffey, staying at the plant
almost all day, and making a trip
to the plant every three hours
during the night to check opera
tions. . '.
Five years ago the town consid
ered taking advantage of an offer
of the Federal Government to loan
money to towns for water projects.
The town had engineers check the
system, and a tentative plan was
submitted, which would then have
(See Way Cites Pace 8)
lU KOving down the rOfid
1 ."cat" Us horni was ' t
In out, the "cat" to goad
uits!. He should've .
M. -, , '
W and Civic Commit
1 Haywood County Minis
wtWion will meet -to-'
Waynesville to tabulate
J f the petitions recent
' In the County calling
'J Won on the question of
le of beer and wine!:
'"MB were collected at
'onday at the Salvation
ssln on the Max Patch
although Rev. L.
airman of the com
f ed this morning that
encouraged," no def.
" 'on will be available
"'lie meeting here to-
1 JOllev. BniMi t :
w. , uuuains
p taued during August
ft Mincey, pHvate
mi. J. ' awelng; Joe
til? Miller- addl"
,;HH alteration,- and
" Costs Wen lij
Nav and thunder-
fair InJ llu.,.
Neri k "e lempera
U"eabythe stair nit,
53 - .01
I. A. G. Davey, Sr.,
Died Early Today,
Had Heart Attack
' fames' A.'V. Davey. Ar extift-
sive land owner and promoter of
Haywood county, died early this
morning in an Asheville hospital
after a brief illness. He was G4
years of age.
Mr, Davey, a native of Kent
Ohio, came to Western North Caro
lina in 1935 and made extensive
developments at Soco Gap. He at
on time also owned Perchase
Mountain. In 1941 he moved to
Fletcher and since that time has
promoted various interests includ
ing the Davey Motor Court and
Mr. Davey was a former official
of the Davey Tree Expert Company
which was established by his fath
er, the late John Davey, who was
the first tree surgeon in the United
States. Mr. Davey was also an
official of the Davey Compressor
(See J. A. G. Davey Page 8)
County Officials Make Formal Plans For Two Million School Bond Progra
4 i Vww ' .V . . -V. .
Haywood pfficlals Wednesday night approved details for calling an election on the two million dollar bond program for expanding
Haywood schools. The officials are shown here looking over the petitions bearing some 3400 names of Haywood taxpayers asking for the
election, Seated, left to right: Jarvis H. Allison, commissioner; Willis Kirkpatrlck, chairman, Canton board; C. C. Francis, county chair
man of commissioners; J. W. Kill.ian, . chairman county board of education; Frank M. Davis,' commissioner. Standing, left to right: W.
Roy Francis, county attorney; A,' J. Hutchins, "superintendent. Canton schools; J R. Seehret, vice chairman,' Canton district, Mrs Lucy
Jones, county superintendent; Jule Noland, register of deeds and secretary of board of commissioners; J. L. Worley,' member county
board of education, and A. A. Cody, member of Canton board. (Stall Photo).
Monday For The Election
Sometime about Thanksgiving, the citizens of Haywood
county will have an opportunity to approve a two million
dollar bond issue for the expansion of schools. This formal
decision was reached Wednesday night in a harmonious meet
ing, attended by the County Commissioners, County School
Board, and Canton School Board.
The formal action came when the board of commission
ers adopted the resolution of the board of education, in which
the various expansion projects for the county were set out.
The commissioners also had before them petitions bearing
the names of 3,400 taxpayers, asking for such an election.
Tentative plans are to set the date of the election when
the commissioners meet again Monday, and receive from the
school board a final analysis of expenditures totaling $206,000
to be used "in renovating and improving six rural schools. -
The county school's share of th
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Soco Gap Paved;
Mile High Overlook - Soon To Be Open To Public
Legion To Hold
The regular monthly meeting of
Haywood Post No. 47 of the Am
erican Legion was held Monday
night at the Legion Hall. An
nouncement was made of a Dis
trict meeting to be held here next
The District meeting will be at
tended by both Division and Dis
trict Commanders. The Legion's
part in the Crusade For Freedom
will be discussed as well as the
current membership drive. Plans
for the 1952 Legion baseball teams
will be made, and refreshments
will be served.
At the meeting last Monday it
was decided that during the win
ter months, meetings will begin at
7:30 p.m. instead of the usual
eight It was also decided to show
movies at both business and social
The Legion. went on. record, as
endorsing the nattonal "Employ
The Physically Handicapped
Week," and members pledged
their cooperation with the local
employment office to make the
"Week" a success.
IK i : J
A 50-gallon copper still was cap
tured before it had been placed in
the newly built furnace near Dell
wood. The raid was made by
Sheriff Fred Campbell and Cpl.
Prltchard Smith. A barrel for
mash WaS set-up nearby, and prepa
rations for putting the still into
operation had been underway just
before the officers arrived.
The atill was found about three
o'clock the other morning.
(tit .lie, m'ili.' !irtJJLji,iarjt j& , ,
uav6 rennei is jjeuing an eyetul ol the beauty soon to be more easily available as the lour nilie link
of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Soco Gap is opened, Mile High Overlook gets its name from Hie
fact that it is exactly 5280 feet above sea level. (Staff Photo), .'
Fall Fashion Issue To
Be Published Monday
A special fall fashion section, featuring many local models,
will be part of The Mountaineer on Monday.
For the past few weeks merchants have been receiving new
fall mercluindise, and will make the formal presentation on Monday.
The merchants have used local people to model the many
different lines of merchandise. The pictures were made right
in the stores where the Items are available; .
This is the first time that local moSels have been used in show-
ing what will be worn this year. In addition to the local models,-.
there will be a number of latest fasnion niusiijuons, ana aumcn
tic articles and photographs used throughout the edition.
All this will appear on Monday. '
The four miles Of Parkway run
ning east from Soco Gap to be
yond Mile High Overlook are com
pletely paved and tentative plans
are even now being made for a
lormal opening ceremony sometime
It is known that Sam P. Weoms,
Superintendent of the Blue Uidgc
Parkway, whose headquarters is
in Roanoke, Va., and F. W. Corn,
Senior Highway Engineer from
Gatlinburg, are both in the general
area and are expected to attend
the opening celebration.
The four-mile paved link rep
resents the first completed section
ol the Parkway west of Ashevill-?.
Local civic leaders have long await
ed Its completion for It represents
a new artery of transportation that,
when finally completed, will mean
much to the development of this
area. - -
IJave Felmet, president, and W.
Curtis Huss, representing the local
Chamber of . Commerce's Road
Committee, both stated that they
expected some definite develop
ments next week. "The road is
about ready,v said Mr. Russ, "and
we intend to' mark its opening in
(See Parkway Page 8)
Several hundred District Demo
crat executives will meet here Sat
urday afternoon to hear Jonathan
Daniels, editor of The Raleigh
News and Observer, and National
Committeeman. Jonathan Woody
will introduce Mr. Daniels The
public is invited to attend the meet
ing. , f ..,' -
RepresentaUves Of ten 'counties
will meet at the courthouse, ae
CQCdioa.., to , Charles,-.McCrarjj,
cnairman of the Haywood County
Democrat Executive Committee,
beginning at 2.30. In addition to
hearing Mr. Daniels, they will dis
cuss district problems and make
plans for the coming year. A bar
becue will be held for the execu
tives only at Grandview Saturday
Several candidates are expected
to announce themselves at the
meeting, but, of necessity, inform
alion on that subject is impossible
,to obtain In advance.
Mr. Daniels Is an interesting
political figure as well as an Im
portant Journalist. He has com
blned the two in such capacities as
Press Secretary to Presidents
Roosevelt and Truman, and as
southern campaign manager for
Truman in 1948.
Daniels, who followed partly in
the footsteps of his father, the
late Josephus Daniels in taking
over the Raleigh News and Ob
server, had another chance to do
likewise when he was offered the
post of Under-Secretary of the
Navy. His father held that position
during World War I, but after
some thought Jonathan declined it,
His speech here Is arousing wide
spread interest, according to Mr.
McCrary, and a large crowd is ex
pected to be on hand to hear him.
Mr. McCrary announced that Mr.
Daniels would be presented to the
group by Jonathan Woody.
Firestone Home and Auto Sup
ply Company are announcing today Jonathan Woody, chairman of
the formal opening of their tirethe Crusade for Freedom drive in
recapping plant. The new unit oftnjs end of the county announced
the firm is equipped with the latest today- tnat the Haywood quota was
Firestone tire recapping . machin- $150o, with Canton agreeing lo
cry. all steam operated. raise naifi and waynesville the
The new divisions in the down
stairs part of tne store which has
a driveway on Miller Street.
W. M. "Bill" Cobb, owner, said
the installation of , the plant was
under factory supervision, and has
4-Foot Balloon Takes To The Sky
Leo Weill is chairman of the in
dustrial solicitation committee, ;ind
Mrs. Lena Boyd Ferguson Is treas
urer of this part of the county.
Reuben B. Robertson is chair
men In operation for several weeks, -man of the two Carolinas.
,ffMHaW. A, frith 1 imarf.; fettfal II iMMllMilWi yjt&S&i.aMfc
Two balloons, similar to the ones, used in sending messages of peace -to peoples behind the Iron
Curtain, were released here Monday during the 30-minute ceremony at the court house. Here the
4-foot red balloon, is seen as it shot up in front of the court house. In a few minutes it was out of
sight, having gone almost straight up. An extra high speed camera was used by The Mountaineer to
get this picture, (Staf Pho'.o). .
iwo munon win be si,394,200. and
the schools in the Canton district
will receive $605,800. which i
based on 30.25 per cent of the?
county total. Added to the coun
ty's share, will be an additional
$346,000 from the state fund. The.
Canton schools received about
$150,000 of the same' fund a year
or so ago, and have used it in aii
extensive renovation program.
Under the terms of the plau
adopted, the following projects are
Bethel .,:..:..,.......... $469,700
Crabtree ...................... 168,000
Waynesville high 330,000
Waynesville. elementary 260,800
Clyde .'.. u...... 100,000
Equipment t.T.:.:.:.ZS 200,000
Renovation 6 schools 1:..... 206,000
(These schools are Aliens Creek,'
Saunopk,,JLake. Junaluska. Maggie,
Hock Hill;-and Tines Creek). r -
A. J. Hutchins, superintendent
Of the Canton schools, pointed out
that the major need in Beaverdam
was a junior high school, and then
an enlarged cafeteria at high
school, additional library space,
physical eduoalion building at
Pennsylvania avenue school, also
North Canton, plus dressing rooms
and showers at Reynolds high.
'Our plan would be to start with
major needs and go as far as pos
sible, within the limits of tho
funds," the Canton superintendent
"I believe this proposed program
would be adequate for the next
eight years this Is based on pre. ,
ent enrollments," Mr. Hutchins
The proposals of the county-wide
program calls for the sonsolidatioa
, (See School Bond Page 8)
Former Owner Of
Smith Drug Storo
J. M. Smith, former owner of
the Smith Drug Store and the
Western Carolina Creamery in
Waynesville, died Sunday evening
of a heart attack while attending
a Druggist Convention at White
Sulphur Springs, W. Va,
Mr. Smith sold his drug inter
ests here quite some time ago, and
disposed of the creamery to the Pet
Milk Company. His home was in
Spartanburg, S. C, where he was
owner of the Smith Wholesale
Drug Co., and also very prominent
in civic affairs,
His family was with him when
he died. He was 51 years old.
DR. TOM STRINGFIELD HOME
Dr. Tom Stringfield returned
to his home today, after spending
the past, three- weeks in the Hay
wood County Hospital with a brok
Injured . ... 37
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Hihway Patrol.)