11X2 kY ' 0i
v Grocc, former dis
;endent of the Jona
harge. back in the day
pobiles, was the speak-
Friaay. '' ; '
r.roce, now retired,
davs, among mem a
with a layman:.:'
Groce, you're new in
and you want to suc
. ain't no use in you
f people about : the
aven paved with gold,
Is made out of pearls.
these people to su up
L hear what you got
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Heaven, juai ivu cm
is a place where the
tall and thick, and you
score of steers to the
'em that and they will
ou. Otherwise they
hroce said there was a
be layman advised.
bign Is On
Woody, Haywood coun-
(or the Crusade For
mounced today that
Is and gift boxes are
in the schools this
benefit of students
take part in this year's
fight communsim by
ruth behind the Iron
to this drive, which
eek with a visit by the
ianteo motorcade and
ration of Freedom Bal-
ngs, are already corn
Mr. Woody stated, but
is urged to take part
ywood county's $1,500
raised in this cam-
Woody added, are to
the erection of two
radio transmitters on
the Iron Curtain, to
among the minds of
Id countries and pave
successful war against
Funds will also be
further launching of
jecdom Balloons, which
Ins of pamphlets to
ed people of central
pother radio transmit-
d for Asia, so that.the
literacies can meet and
propaganda which is
Red China and other
nt telegram to James
re, chairman fpr West
?arolina, it was stated
E. Stassen, national
W the recent uprisings
to Czechoslovakia can
Irectly to the work of
Europe and the Free-
K and this same mes-
ten last week in News
Nthy article discus-
r of the American
es in fighting com-
66th YEAR NO. 75
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Salvation Army lassie: "Wont
jrou five a shilling to the Lord?"
Scotsman: "How auld are ye?"
"Ah well, I'm past seventy
five. I'll be teeing him afore ye,
so 111 hand It to him myself."
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 17, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Officials Prepare To Open Link Of Blue Ridge Parkway
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The barrier across the 4-mile paved link of the Parkway at Soco Gap ir being shown lifted down for officials to make their formal In-
stc7 Ul'e V I mornm' Mown. Here, left to right: F. W. Cron, senior engineer, Bureau Public Roads; Sam P Weems
superintendent of the Parkway; S. H. Bushnell, Jr., general manager of the contractor; Dave Felmet, president chamber of commerce;
J. R. Plott, project superintendent; R. Af Wllheilm, landscape engineer; Ranger M. J. Becker, and Joe Todd, project engineer.
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Link Set Wednesday
Be Cut On
To Share Iri
Trymcain For '52
Honored By YDC
Hing At A
U figures," 'although
p available, are need-
lie tremendous in
tourist population of
th's year. However
JJt from an oblimiP
h hat the nictum
I'Mss could reveal.
l-w u cent stores are
Ficlt to keon
F More than 30,000
inose three stores
"ores are averaging
aid other' hnsinoci,
15 of them, that RPii
e 'one ann ln
f1 P'CtUres of hoar.
8 the most popii-
on the list are
ne outdoor thPatr
P!.Md. of course, pic-
! IT "ng is
nave been cr,M u..
for nnn-K . Tr,u uy lne
. uuaineSS hnr.
Charles E. Ray, local business
mart and Vice Chairman of N. C.
National Park, Parkway, and For
ests Development Commission, will
make the- dedication address on
Wednesday at the opening of the
Soco Gap section of the Blue Ridge
' Ceremonies will be held, begin
ning at 10:30 a. m., at Mile High
Overlook. The opening is consider
ed more important than usual for
it represents the first link of the
Parkway to be completed west of
Asheville and the first to push into
the Great Smokies.
Dr. Kelly E. Bennett, Chairman
of the Commission, will act as
Master of Ceremonies. Various in
dividuals will be recognized: Rob
ert White, Acting Superintendent
of the : Great Smoky Mountains
Park! R.- Getty Browning, repre
senting the State Highway and
Public Works Commission; Chief
Henry Bradley, for the Cherokee
Indian' Tribal Council;' and Joe
Jennings, of the Cherokee Indian
Agency,- representing the U. S.
Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Following the address by Mr.
Ray, the "ribbon cutting'., which
officially opens the road to the
public, will take place. Sam P.
Weems, Superintendent of the Blue
Ridge Parkway, and F. W. Cron,
Senior Highway Engineer for the
Parkway, will wield the scissors.
.Opening of the section comes at
the start of the autumn color sea
son in the mountains, which usually
reaches a peak at mid-October.
The new link, affording magnifi
cent views of the Smokies extends
to Black Camp Gap at the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park
boundary, where it will meet a new
, (See Ribbon Page 5)-
2 -Day Livestock Show Is
Se! For October 12 an J 13
Speaks at Opening
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Principal speaker at the formal
opening of the Soco Gap link of
the Blue Ridge Parkway, sched
uled for Wednesday, will be
Charles E. Ray, well known local
merchant, . ...
PVT. BUFF RETURNS
Pvt. Paul Buff has returned to
Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, after
spending a ten-day Jurlough with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus
Buff of Route 2, Waynesjville, and
with his brothers, Arthur and Fred
Buff and a sister, Mrs. Frank Me
haffey of Elmer, N. J.
Pigeon River Valley Is
Three-Day Annual Fair
Event rannins from the crown-1 The talent show will be M. C.'d
ina of a- beauty queen to a football j by Turner Cathey, assisted by C. C.
game are slated for the third an
nual Pigeon Valley Fair to be held
September 27 through 29 at Bethel.
Serving his third term as direct
or is Mi C. Nix. Bethel agriculture
teacher. Representatives of the six
organized communities lying in the
Pigeon Valley , are working with
him to outdo last year's event.
I The program wll open Thursday,
night with a talent show and beau
ty contest. Proceeds of this will go
toward flnancine the Fair expenses.
civ vnunir wnAipn. named bv Cecil, ! last year,
Cruso, Center Pigeon, least Pigeon, j Bethel will meet Christ School
Stamey Cove and West Pigeon, wm m me auemu.m Bainc.
Poindexter, Bethel's ,. new coach
The high school and grammar
grade glee clubs will be featured,
along with a number of the area's
best known quartets and other
Friday morning will, be devoted
to judging the fair entries; and the
afternoon will be divided between
a pet show and a football game. Pet
show classes will be Dogs, Cats, and
Miscellaneous, the latter to include
such animals as the monkey shown
vie for the title of "Miss Pigeon
Vallev .Fair." Only naninee thus
far reported is Miss Noll Woody,
who will rtnresent Cecil. Her a1!-
ternat is Mlsi Sarah Ree?e.
Saturday afternoon will see a
horse show, expected to draw a
large number of entries. This is the
only event which is ppen to non
'recidents if the Pigeon Valley area..
Directors of the Chamber of
Comemrce turned their a'tcntion
towards the promotion of agricul
ture and industry Tuesday night,
after hearing the report on the
best tourist season in many years.
As the review of the present tour
ist season was made, the directors
discussed plans for a foundation
tourist program for 1952.
The directors voted unanimously
to sponsor the beef and dairy ohow
here October 12-13 at the Armory,
and will also be the sponsor of
some industrial projects which are
now in the committee stage of plan
Mrs. Gordon Schenck, secretary,
said that a general survey of the
community indicated that an in
crease from 25 to 50 per cent was
realized in ' the tourist field this
season over last.
"The most encouraging factor,"
Mrs. Schenck said, "is that we are
going to have our greatest fall
season in many years. We are
getting a lot of inquiries about the
fall, especially the color season. It
looks like October will be among
the best months of the spring-fall
season," she continued.
The directors heard their financ
ial report, and from the treasurer,
M. R. Whisenhunt, learned that all
(See Livestock Page 5) .
A group of Parkway and Bureau
of Public Roads officials gave the
4-mile paved link of Parkway from
Soco Gap to Black Camp Gap a
formal checking over this morning.
This was the technical survey prior
to the formal dedication scheduled
JJor-lWO.. Wednesday. tnorjjJjDg. J
The officials left Soco Gap at
ten o'clock to check the entire
length of the 4-mile section just
completed by Nello Teer Construc
tion Company. This Is the first sec
tion west of Asheville to be paved.
The roadway is 20 feet wide,
with five-foot grassed shoulders.
Ranger M. J. Becker this morn
ing pointed out the speed l'mit on
the Parkway would be 25 miles at
intersections and 35 on the open
road. The Parkway will be heav
Sam P. Weems, superintendent
of the Parkway pointed out that
the link would be kept open until
cold weather at least until alter
the fall color season.
About 380,000 cubic yards of dirt
and rock were moved for the mile
of the Parkway, and tho cost was
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Sam Queen Buys
W. F. Swift Herd
Sam Queen, Jr., has just pur
chased the W. F. Swift herd of
Guernsey cows. Mr. Swift has for
more than thirty years been en
gaged in building up a herd of ex
ceptionally high butter fat pro
duction. After disposing of this
herd, he. plans to put beef cattle
on his pasture. . " - ;
Jerry Rogers of Waynesville was
selected Chairman of the 12th
District Young Democrat Clubs
at the Convention which Just
ended at Carolina Beach.
At YDC Meet
Jerry Roger! of Waynesville was
elected Chairman Of the 12th Dis
trict Young Democrats at the State
YDC convention, at Carolina Beach
which closed Saturday night with
Bill Staton, 33, a lawyer from
Sanford and one of former Sena
tor Graham's organizers, was chos
en president of the state organi
zation. Principal speaker at the banquet
(See Roger Page 5)
At 2:30 this afternoon the
commissioners were still waiW
Int for representatives of the
board of education to arrive and
discuss setting a date for the
pending school expansion bond
"Until they arrive, we do not
feel free to go ahead with the
proposition," Chairman of the
Commisioners, c. C. Francis,
At a barbecue at the Grand View
Inn Saturday night. Democratic
executives of the 12th District
unanimously endorsed President
Truman for a third term. Earlier,
at a meeting at the courthouse,
(hey Jieard Jonathan Daniels, Na
tlonal Committeeman and Editor
of the Raleigh News and Observer,
remark that "Democracy Is the
most serious business in the world."
About 400 people attended the
open meeting In the courthouse.
Charles B. McCrary, chairman of
the Haywood County Democratic
Execuitve Committee, ' welcomed
the group and told them that the
meeting was held in fellowship for
(he purpose of getting better ac
quainted. R. L. Prevost, of Hazelwood, dis
cussed the advantages of Western
North Carolina as an Industrial
and agricultural region. He pointed
out how the CDP program In Hay
wood County has aided and pro
moted better farming methods and
closer community cooperation..
The resolution calling for Presi
dent Truman's reelection was the
first such action by a Democratic
group in the south. It tied In with
Jw 1 wvjvj,U lis a stronger and more determined
party after two decades of leader
ship in Washington."
Mr. Daniels also paid tribute to
Judge Felix Alley and to his fath
er, the late Josephus Daniels, "for
having paved the way for a nation
of greater freedom."
Jonathan Woody, local political
leader, introduced Mr. Daniels
whose optimistic address stressed
the fact that "This nation has never
been more magnificent In all
phases of life than she Is today."
The move to commend Mr. Tru
man was given by W. G. Byers,
long time political leader of
Haywood County. It was seconded
by Dave Underwood and Hugh
Wine Beer Petitions Being
Checked By Committee
Fourteen schools will participate
in the $206,000 fund as provided In
the proposed two million expan
sion program, according to recom-;
mendations made this morning by
the Board of Education to the
County Commissioners. The Com
missioners had requested at their
meeting last Wednesday night.
Maggie, Lake Junaluska and
Rock Hill get the greater share of
$117,000 of the $206,000 fund, with
the 11 Others getting the remaind
er of $80,000 with $9,000 set up for
The breakdown in funds for the
14 schools is as follows:
Waynesville High .
Aliens Creek .
Mt. Sterling ;.
The Moral and Welfare commit
tee of the Haywood Ministerial
Association will meet again Fri
day afternoon to complete the
checking of petitions calling for
an election on abolishing the sale
of, wine and beef In this county.
The committee met last Friday
and issued the formal statement
at the conclusion of the meeting:
"In checking the petitions that are
already in, our committee find that
we have more than enough signa
tures to call the election; however,
there are still some petitions out
that wish to be counted, and a com
plete report will be made at a
The committee is composed of
Rev. L. E. Mabry, of Canton, chair
man, Rev, C. O. Newell, Crabtree;
Rev. Horace Smith, Canton; Rev.
M. R. Williamson and Rev. J. E.
Yountz, of Waynesville.
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It's Safe To Say The Topic Was 'The Democrat Party'
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Here are a group of the 400 attending, the district Democratic Rally here Saturday. Seatedleft to right, Harry Buchanan, Henderson
ville; Judge Dan K. Moore, Sylva; Jonathan Daniels, Raleigh, Speaker of the afternoon; Judge Felix E. Alley, Waynesville. Standing.
Grover C. Davis.former solicitor; Jonathan Woody, who introduced the speaker, and Charles B. McCrary, Haywood chairman and pre
siding officer of the meeting. (Staff Photo).- , 1 1 . '-r
each pf the 14 schools are as fol
lows: - -'
MaggieAddition of 2 class
rooms; addition of cafeteria; cor
rection of toilet conditions; replace
ment of boiler and renovation of
heating system; Modernizing of
water system. Total cost $46,000.
Lake Junaluska Addition of
cafeteria; new heating system; cor
rection of toilet conditions; correc
tion of flooring; correction of audi
torium truss conditions. Total cost
Rock Hill Addition of cafeteria;
Correction of toilet conditions; In
crease of heating for addition;
modernization of water system.
Total cost $31,000.00
Cruso Replacement of lighting
fixtures; repair and replacement of
ceiling materials; addition of coal
bin. Total cost $10,000.00
Bethel High School Conversion
of existing building for science
rooms, etc.; correction of toilets;
removal and renovation of second
floor partitions, , etc. Total cos'.
$10,000.00 " "'""'
Clyde (Existing Building)
change shop to existing gym
nasium; paint walls where neces
sary. Total cost $10,000.00.
East Waynesville Correct toilet
(See Schools Page 5)
In Show-Sale At
Henderson ville ,
Approximately 100 head of regis
tered Hereford cattle from Hay
wood will be shown at the annual
Western North Carolina show and
sale Thursday. The showing of the
registered animals will begin
Thursday at one. This is part of
the WNC Fair.
On Friday, at one, the annual
sale of both . polled and horned
Herefords will begin.
About forty head from six Hay
wood farms will be consigned to the
cola Thn fnllnulncr nrp nnrt'piilnt-
ing; Graceland Farms, Roy Haynes,
Dr. J. L. Reeves, Dr. A. P. Cline,
Sunburst Ranch and J. T, Powell.
Injured . ... 37
(This information com
piled from .. Records of
State Hlhway Patrol.)