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The Mrs.: Darling; that aw fid
woman next door has a sew fall
dress just like mine.
Mr.: Now, I suppose yon want
to to out and buy another one.
The Mrs.: Well, dear, it would
be cheaper than moving.
Published Twice-A-Week 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. 81 16 PAGES
VyAYNESVlLLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 18, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
State and National Park Officials Snjoy Visit To Mile High Overlook
, called tne Mayor wnus
ng crews put down a new
,r Depot Street, and made
continuing the paving out
So. 284, and UP o. i 10
the Mayor of F. u wia
!ain street of Frog Level
aved all the way from
le to Qualla Boundary."
Queen takes his job as
nf the Court House very
I e takes pride in his work,
,criav was faced with a
intain in the lobby which
k function properly.
was disturbed, and
hechanical assistance ' in
fc faulty fountain working.
was found that consider-
would be necessary.
fct a box and turned it up-
k over the fountain to in
Las out of order. :
jod nearby and directed
Istomers to the soft drink
operated for the Boy
ou heard of the water
n the state we need rain
We're saving water," he
a long recital to . the
Ife next door the pretty
girl explained why she
Ig a boy she had "broken
and forever with", the
lore. Then, in the fashion
young generation, she
changed the subject and
hat are 'ethics'; I'm go-
e a course in it soon,"
king husband, who was
somewhat impatient for
jr interrupted to answer:
is something a woman
like a beard, eh?"
lis reply. '
ft boy scouts . of Canton
to admit now tbat Sher-
tampbeli does , complete
wining ' he undertakes.
Mynesvilli. Monday night,
d the Jail. According to
wey wanted to see
and get the ' "feel" of
their, request he put ten
cell and closed the door.
p, the door got off its
the scouts were really
The jailer was away and
fwas necessary to free
ger eager scouts. They'd
feel Of it and thpv weren't
jney liked it, .
sser is findinc it riiffirnlt
Irate on football games
p. Unahle tn ant ....,
. ex,w (avyaj v
f ountaineer home game
F'gnedly at home Hut a.
Far Of the rrnwri nnH tho
"ie radio, came a new
"'as loud nH TWralctont
Niately called the police
promptly arrived Th
ps were taken away with
' everything for disturb
!, but never two mules
,les had strayed from a
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Full Development Of Park
Future Generation's Job
J'wing organizations have
""-- on record as being
e"t be hi n rl ih. cv,.,i
Pgram here in Haywood
Ps are expected to be
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s- October 18 Thurs
' lnJ arm; Friday, fair
cnnge in temperature.
ded by the staff of the
M.5 Mtn. Rainfall
Waynesville is getting a street
paved at the expense of the State
as part of a bigger project. Begin
ning at the junction of Mainland
Depot Street the paving continues
out to the Dellwood Road, and from
there to US 19.
The overall project includes the
widening of US 19 from its junc
tion with US 23 to Soco Gap and
the, Parkway. Work is already un
derway, and is being welcomed as
great improvement and vital to the
enjoyment of the newly opened
link of the Pathway.
Work on the street is expected to
be completed soon.
A revival is in progress at the
Bii.htnrf Rantist Church, with the
Retiring Park Director A, E.
Demaray told a Joint Tennessee
North Carolina group, meeting
Monday in Gatllnburg and Tues
day .at Helntooga Ridge, that full
development "of tttr'Wrar Stnoty
Mountains National Park "is a mat
ter of generations".
He explained, however, that pres
ent development has reached the
point where "We need more money
to take care of Increased use". Call
ing upon the people to make Con
gress aware of the need, Mr. Dem
aray said, "We heed camp grounds,
comfort stations, and water facil
ities, and we are proceeding to de
velop them wherever possible."
In continuing, "Dirctor Dem
aray compared the Soco Gap de
velopment to that of Gatllnburg,
and he advised the North Carolina
Commission not to repeat "Gatlin
burg's mistake"; the creation of a
bottleneck at a park gateway.'
Conrad L, Wirth, who succeeds
Demaray on December 8th, also
addressed the group, He assured
everyone that the new administra
tion would mean "no major
change" in Park policy which, he
explained later, was that of creat
ing a wilderness area for future
Wirth also promised that the
mistakes of World War II "in which
we cut ourselves without being ask-1
ed to" would not be repeated. The j
result, he added, was a consider-1
able deterioration of lands admin-1
istered by the Park Service. '
A series of field trips was made
by the two state commissions, with j
Heintooga Ridge, Bryson City, and
the Deep Creek area listed as North
As part of their two-day tour, and business session In the Smokies, t' he party visited the new section of the Parkway Tuesday,' and then
i-- continued on to Heintooga, down through Round Bottoms, and to Bryson City for lunch, Shown here, loft to right: John C. Prqston,
new superintendent of the Park; Dave Felmet, president Waynesvil le Chamber of Commerce; Charles E. Rav, vice chairman of the N. el
Park Commission; Conrad L. Wirth, assistant director of the Par k Service, will become director in December; Sam P, Weenis, super
intendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway; Mr. White, assistant directo r of the Park, and Arthur , Demaray, director of the Paik. who
has announced his retirement in December. (Staff Photo).
Warm Praise By
' National Park officials got "an
eartul" Tuesday morning as they
visited Mile High Overlook, on the
Parkway near Soco Gap.
'JCtsT"! 'fewmlnntcj prtor- to the
arrival of the official party, a car
from New York drove up, and the
couple got out and were admiring
the view. . '
the couple unaware of ' the of
ficial capacity of the several cars
of Park men, continued to scan the
landscape, and then suddenly, the
young lady exclaimed:
"This view, I believe, is far su
perior to that from Clingman's
Her escort agreed.
Arthur E. Demary, director of
the National Park Service, smiled,
and-looked about, as he asked:
"Was that a planned act, or was
It just a coincidence?"
He was assured by all the Hay
wood persons present it was a com
5 Canton Teen-,
Agers Narrowly .
Escape In Wreck
Carroll Sheppard, 17-year-old
Canton football player was report
ed this morning as "slightly im
proved" at the Haywood Hospital,
where he Is a patient suffering from
head injuries sustained in an auto
mobile wreck at 9:45 Tuesday night.
- Sheppard was one of five in a
1950 car which was demolished
whcn.it wrecked about a half mile
from the Canton city limits on the
Stamey Cove road. Patrolman Har
old Dayton this morning said the
Investigation of the accident was
still underway, .
Patrolman Dayton said that the
car left the pavement in a sharp
curve, hit a bark, rolled over, and
came to a standstill In an upright
position. The car went some 250
feet from the time of the first . ap
plication of brakes, the officer said.
The five occupants were thrown
clear of the car. Sheppard was
thrown some 30 feet from the de
molished vehicle, the patrolman
The officer said that those with
(Sec Teen-Agers Page 8
Up Fast For
Football fans in this area were
jtjuU-k to,;taltj Mvantage. of thelr
"kmiwetdge 'aiKMlie'charice offered
them by the Mountaineer to win
$10.00 by using It in the football
contest that began this week.
Entries are pouring in from old
and young alike." Guesses are var
ied on almost every game listed
in the contest, and, in regards to
the score of; the Waynesville-Chrlst
School game, they range from 14
points to 45.
The contest closes Friday after
noon at 5 o'clock, and no entries
Lwill be accepted after that hour.
Blanks may be. mailed or brought
in person to the Mountaineer office.
Winners will be announced Mon
day. There will be a new contest each
week with a new $10.00 prize. "At
the end of the season the person
with the highest score will be
awarded a grand prize, but. to be
elegiblc, each contest must be en
tered. There is nothing to buy,
and plenty of fun for all win or
Changes Necessitated By
Technical Points in
Officials and their attorneys to
day unraveled a mass of red tape
relative to the school bond election.
At the bottom' of the heap they
found, the election would have to
be held about one or two weeks
later than first thought.
It looked this morning as if the
new date would be about December
first. The xact date will be de
termined at I special meetine of
the board of commissioners on Oc
tober 29th. .
Officials have been in constant
contact with the bonding attorneys,
and it was found that certain sta
tues governing the sale of bonds
called for' longer time on this
amount, than had been anticipated,
The board of commissioners an
nounced .this morning that the
county attorney, W. R, Francis, to
gether with J, R. Morgan, are
working with the bonding attorneys
in order to get the legal details
completed In the shortest time pos
sible... v-w,'.r.w.',. ..
The bonding attorneys held that
since Haywood has two school dis
tricts Haywood and Beaverdam,
and since both would participate in
the county-wide election, " it was
necessary to go back and get a full
report, and resolutions of the Bea
verdam set-up. This required some
time, and added to the necessary
lapse of time na required by 'the
present laws governing bunds sales
The two, attorneys pointed out
that each step of the proceedure
Is being carried out under the sup
ervision of the bond experts. "Fol
lowing such course will save much
time and money when , bonds are
Hanger Predicts Color Eo
De Hi Best This Weekend
Mother Nature's annual fall color
show is on, with Forest Rangers
predicting the peak this week-end
: What appeared several weeks
ago might be a dull color season,
has turned into one of the most
brilliant, and colorful in years.
According to Parkway Ranger
M, J, Becker, the Wagon Road Gap,
and Pink Beds will be at their best
this week-end, and the colors are
"out of this world,"
The ranger was most enthusias
tic, and said: "It surpasses all I've
ever seen, Be sure to tell the pub
lic to drive on down Highway No.
276 to the Pink Beds."
The Soco Gap area will also be
at the peak this week-end and next,
Ranger Bicker said.
Many motorists going to Mile
High Overlook last week-end, were
somewhat disappointed at the ap
parent luck of color. By Tuesday
the picture had changed complete
ly, with gorgeous colors : every
where, especially on the Wolf
Laurel and Long Branch slopes.
Ranger Becker predicts that the
best color will be seen In the Soco
Gap area, and along the Parkway
from the 21st to the 27th.
Another spot tliut is fast becom
ing a mocca for those who enjoy
color is the Beech Gap area in
Sherwood Forest. Ranger Becker
suggested that motorists drive to
the Parkway gale at Beech Gap,
und then walk along the Purkway
through the tunnel and out to the
Court House ridge A walk of
about 3 miles, for a colorful view of
the Sherwood and Plsgah Forest
.-,..'-!. 'MSee Color Page fl :
Apple Week Celebration
To Feature Exhibit At Bank
. Mr. and Mis. Hen Colkitl left
this afternoon for Williamsburg,
Va., where they arc spending the
Hugh Massle has been named
chairman Of the National Apple
Week Committee for . Haywood
county. Plans for National Apple
Week, October 25 - November 3,
have been announced by Mr, Mas
sle, ' "
One of the main features of the
celebration will be an exhibit of
apples in the First National Bank,
put on by all the apple .growers
In the county. Arrangements are
being made to have an , oul-of-counly
Judge, for these apples.
The apples will be placed in the
bank on Friday, October 26. All
orchardmen arc urged ' to bring
their applet to the county agent's
office by Thursday. Each exhibit
will consist of 36 apples, and the
orchardman can show as many ex
hibits and varieties as he would
like. ' ' "'.";: '
. The committee in charge of mak
ing and decorating the stand at the
First National Bank Is, Joe Boone,
chairman; Charles Edwards, Zac
Massey and Pink Francis.
Posters will be distributed to all
the stores and eating places In Hay.
wood county. The committees to
do this are as follows: Canton Ira
Cogburn, Lawrence Cogburn and
H. L. Morgan. Waynesville Helene
Coffey, Hugh Massle, Dick Barber,
Boiling Hall, Will Boone, and C.
D. Ketncr. Hazelwootl Harper
Eavenson and Hoy Arl ington. These
committees should come to . the
county agent's office on Thursday
morning to pick up their material.
It is suggested that they meet at
0:30 o'clock to get this material opt,
The publicity committee consists
of W. C. Buss, Harley Wright, arid
Jubilee Has :
For Saturday -
The second of the scries of
awards in the current. Trade Jubii
lee will be made at the high school
football stadium Saturday after-i
noon at 2 o'clock. ,
- Last week an estimated 3,500
people filled the stadium. All fou,
of the winners were on band tq
receive their prizes.
The grand prize Saturday wll
be a complete living room suiter
but three other valuable awardf
will be made. They include a gol
framed mirror, a beautiful tablr
lamp, and an electric Mixmasler.
The series will continue every
week at the same time and place
until December 15th. Then comet'
the grand prize of all grand prize?
a 1951 Bulck. -
Merchants of Waynesville, Hazs
elwood and Lake Junaluska arci
are sponsoring the Jubilee in hit
effort to persuade the local shoppe
that his best bargains can be found
Band Is $300 Richer Through Generosity Of Boosters Club
7 rp' .
Two: More Canneries
To Close For Season
Two more closing dates for coun
ty canneries have been announced
by Mrs. Rufus Siler, 'superinten
dent. The cannery at Bethel will be
open for the last time on Tuesday.
Alier mat ume, nowever, apyumi- j
do r-onvaa. Mnhaffev- urcaching.J mcnts may be made tor us use. inej
Services begin each evening at 7:30 j Fines Creek cannery has closed for
D m The Public Is invited to at- the season, exceut by appointment
tend 'for meat canning,
Agriculture And Industry
The Chamber of Commerce set
into motion plans for the election
of a board of directors in Decem
ber. The nominating committee
will report, and set plans" in No
The directors also named a spec
ial committee to proceed with plans
to further publicize industry and
agriculture in Haywood. An illus
trated booklet is planned, which
will portray the two projects here
similar to the presentation or the
tourist business in the current
folders recently published.
Dave Felmet, president, named
C. D. Thompson, Harry Bourne, and
L. K. Barber to represent industry,
with Wayne Corpening, M. R.
Whisenhunt and M. O. Galloway
The nominating committee ' is
composed of James L. Kilpatrick,
Paul Hyatt and William S. Ray.
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Chairman of the Board of Coun
ty Commissioners C. C. Francis,
announced today that very few peo
ple had expressed any interest in
the question of appointing a dog
warden for Haywood County and
that under the circumstances no
public hearing on the matter would
The question came up recently
in connection with a new state law
which leaves the appointment 6f a
dog warden to the discretion of the
Individual county. Mr. Francis had
announced that some sheep raisers
were unhappy about alleged kill
ings of sheep by dogs, and he prom
ised a hearing if the public desired
one to determine whether or not a
dog warden should be appointed.
In summing up, Mr. Francis said.
"The subject has been very quiet."
Truck Has Close
Escape Of Going
In Pigeon River
A pick-up truck narrowly missed
going into Pigeon river at Clyde
just by a few feet late Tuesday af
ternoon. The truck hit a car. and
then left the road and went over
the river bank, It was reported by
Patrolman Harold Dayton, invcstl
William Lon Wright, of Lake
Junaluska, driver of the truck, was
found guilty of reckless driving by
Judge N. C. West in Clyde. The
accident happened 50 feet Inside
the Clyde city limits. Neither
Wright, nor the two boys with him
were injuried. The truck was dam
aged about $300, the officer said.
The car, driven by Paul R. Rob
inson, of Clyde, was damaged $417,
the patrolman reported.
No - personal - injuries - were- in
volved in the wreck. ,
As members of the excellent concert band looked on, Sam Lane, second from left, president of the club, presented W. A. Bradley (right)
chairman of the band committee, with a check for $300. The Boosters Club is one of the consistent backers of the band. On the left, M.
H. Bowles, district superintendent, looks joyfully on at the presentation,' while Charles Isley, director, second from the right, is also in a
happy mood, as evidenced by his smile. As the chock was presented the band played "He's A Jolly Good Fellow". The presentation was
made in the Rand Building. 'Staff Photo'. " " ' " - - ; ' ' " 1 : '
Injured .. 49
Killed . . . ..3
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Hihway Patrol)