n Ferguson. Jr., cnair-
,e county Doaro. w era
'ig to think twice in the
,ore dispc"s"'is 1"
L-,i erieved by the loss
ite football team
L alumnus 01 uuie cm-
After leaving me oroau
f Duke-Virginia game at
nth tiie Blue Devils lead
..i, decided to look up
Inn., alumni friends and
Ln over losing 39-6 to
well until Frank sud
pj himself in need of a
rl of sympathy when a
ran remarked: "What are
,jes about? Haven't you
;inia beat Duke du-.'
"it.. n mm i nc cttri
leSVllle puiltciuail ivraocu.
Lt a prominent local wo-
icay: .. ;" ....
are you parked? wner-
I'll bet you re violating
1 iiitn thp Postoffice
ad requested a penny
tpon receiving it one
are only one cent," she
man," was the immedi-
hngry reply, i Keep up
times; I know that they
she went leaving the two
V Here To Stay
nesville public library
inlaying in its window a
od "Women Are Here To
things look right now,
likely to be around a lot
rs Play Pranks
n pranks were not con-
ithool children, nor did
(of their teachers help
children. Students from
pry grade reported that
given double, and ' in
f triple homework Wed-
!top uf that tit rained.
i resident of Hazel wood
iragp. but it has a Very
ivtway and no space in
,u rn around. If1 you drive
w back out. Wednesday
i his wife had Insisted
'k up the car to protect
Iloween pranks, he very
put it in the garage.
pug he backed out and
Irk. Uoon arriving home
he was greeted by his
y wrecked our hark
night." The tired hus
ii: "I backed the car out
aynesville bovs added
lipness of Halloween by
iter into passing cars.
t one mistake, however,
(drenched a police car
"licemen on duty. The
i' chase, caught the boys
Iht'm a quick ride to the
nys were carried to
flour, shown thn rplls
ll(,ai'd the clank of the
behind them. . Then the
"K'd them hark tn thnlr
which never looked
pre, even though it was
tl dism;il nntciHa
got a fright out of
even though KDOoks
Pct(,r in the Halloween
l"taay night: "You
! a falseface."
SiillUIlK lata. (1,1..
v. .uwi una aaiuc
Wanrinrorf Int. IL.
1 had this short conver
1 the officer on duty:
re ou been drinking?"
STANDARD PTG CO
Comp-220-230 S First St
H H VV A Y MWOTri H
Economist: "If all (iris wouU
to back to cotton stockings for
a year, there'd be no cotton sur
plus," Farmer: "No, thanks. WoU
take the surplus."
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To Be Named
A county-wide talent show, a
parade of queens and the crowning
of a county tobacco queen will be
among the special events highlight
ing the Tobacco and Home Dem
onstration Exhibition November
Special feature for the entire ex
hibition, according to Community
Development officers who met
Thursday night, will be a talent
show on Friday night, November
16, at the Ccurt House. Each com
munity and each 4-H club in the
county is being asked to put on a
five-minute program of singing,
music, dancing, stunts, recitation,
impersonation or any other good
entertainment. There will be no
prizes and no judging.
Communities are now selecting
their tobacco queens to enter the
county queen competition. The
queens will appear on the program
Friday night, will ride in the pa
rade Saturday morning, and the
county queen will be crowned at
the Court House on Saturday evening..-.
The parade, which will start
from the Waynesville High School
at 10:30 a.m., will include not only
the queens but the officers of the
The talent show committee is
headed by C. C. Poindexter, with
Carl Ratcliffe, Mrs. Porter Broyles,
Mr. R, O. Kelly, the Rev. J. H.
Coleman, Mrs. O. L. Yates, and
G. C. Dobbins, Turner Cathey wjjl
(See Burley Show Pace 8) .
tall Surfacinn Uorh On 13 Streets Santa Claus Plans 'Preview'
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Lead Fails i
An apparently promising lead to
the capture of a hit-and-run driver,
who killed a pedestrian Saturday
night on the Canton-Asheville high
way, proved groundless when it was
discovered that the suspect was in
jail at the time of the fatal traffic
Sheriff Fred Campbell and State
Patrol Cpl. Pritchard Smith, who
went to Newland Monday to investi
gate a car believed driven by the
hit-run driver, reported that the
young man held in the case had
spent Saturday night in the Polk
The dead man was identified as
Keith Henson, 31, painter, of Cand
ler Route 2. He was the fourth 1951
fatality on Haywood County high
ways, and the third pedestrian to
be killed this year.
Mr. Henson's body was discover
ed on the Canton-Asheville high
way near the Mountain View Inn.
Authorities today still were seek
ing more clues in the case, Sheriff
Campbell and Cpl. bmitn saia.
They urged that anyone having any
Information on the hit-run car con
tact the sheriffs office or the high
The vehicle involved was aescno
ed as a two or four-door vehicle,
dark green "almost black" and
is believed to have a damaged right
front end, including a broKen sealed-beam
Pfc. Jack Leonard Hannah,
USMC, 18, of Route 2, Canton, was
killed in action in Korea on Octo
ber 22, his family has been in
He was a student at Canton
High School prior to his enlistment
last February, and has been over
seas since July. ; .
He is survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hannah; four
brothers, Earl with the Army in
Germany; Mack, Walter and Denny
of the home; and one sister, Mr
Elizabeth f KuykenddU of .Atlanta,
To Be Given
Colder weather Is not expected
to cut attendance at the Merchant
Association's celebration of the
Trade Jubilee Saturday at 2 p.m.
in the football stadium.
Once again various gifts will be
distributed among the thousands
who will attend. A Kelvinator
Deep Freeze tops the list of gifts,
but in addition there will be a
Bates Quilted Doublebed Pastel
Bed Spread, a Chatham Virgin
Wool Blanket, and a Skyway Fitted
The Trade Jubilee, which en
courages people of this area to
trade at home, will continue until
Dec. 15th at which time the biggest
gift of all, a 1951 Buick, will be
presented to some happy person.
Mrs. W. H. Sullivan has return-
1 ed to her home in Anderson, S. C.
after a weeks visit to her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Harry Sullivan.
Laying of asphalt for the city's
$25,000 street-paving project will
start soon, according to Town Man
ager G. C. Ferguson. From 1,000
to 1,200 feet of surfacing will be
laid on 13 streets under the paving
Grading and laying of a traffic-
the paving of the streets is near
bound gravel base in preparation
for the paving of the streets is near
completion, Mr. Ferguson disclosed.
About 6,000 tons of gravel have
been used for this use.
Streets included in the program
Keller Street, Marshall Drive
(from Fuller's Shop to Galloway's
Mill), Vance Street, Nelson Drive,
Water and Charles Streets (at
Builders Supply to Boundary),
Welch Street, Daisey Avenue,
Ridgewood Avenue, West Street,
Howell Street (from. North Main
to top of curve), Longview Drive,
Johnson Hill, and Rowland Drive
(to Virginia Avenue).
Of the $25,000 to be used for
the project, $16,700 will come from
a state fund as provided in the
Powell Bill, Mr. Ferguson explain
ed, The peving should be com
pleted about Nov. 15, he added.
Allison Construction Co. of Ashe-
ville, has the street paving contract.
Asphalt for the job will be mixed
at the Dellwood plant of the Ashe
ville Paving Co.
Killed In Korea
' V; N ' I
t J f i 5S
Pvt. William C. Welch, Jr., was
killed in action in Korea on Oc
tober 6, according to word just
received by his parents, Mr, and
Mrs. William Creed Welch of
Iron Duff. He volunteered for
service last April, and after com
pleting training in Hawaii in
August, was sent to Korea, He
had not been at home since he
entered the service. He was a
member of the 2nd M, P, Com
pany, 2nd Infantry Division. 1
A graduate of Crabtree-Iron
Duff High School, Welch worked
in New Jersey and Detroit prior
to his enlistment. During the
whole of his training period he
maintained a rating of f"exceU
lent," according to, hjs'timmand
" ing officer. He was awarded a
sharpshooter's medal for rifle
AWOL Soldier In
Eugene Sasser waslbound over to
Federal court on charges of violat
ing the federal Dyer Act. Sasser
was apprehended here by police
men Ray Whitnec. and ...Henry
Evans, together with Cpl. Pritchard
The car which Sasser was charg
ed with taking came from Eglin
Field. Fla., where Sasser was re
ported to. have been AWOL for 45
days. " .'
Sasser was given a hearing in
Mayor's court and bound over to
Ranger M. J. Becker announc
ed late today that the link of the
Parkway from Soco Gap to Mile
High Overlook will be closed
over the weekend, and perhaps
for the season. Slides caused or
threatened by the recent rains
are responsible. "Some of the
fills are settling down," explained
A valuable "gift" for presenta
tion to the town of Waynesville now
is being prepared by auditors and
engineers of the Carolina Power
and Light Co.
Auditors are busy checking the
rate structure set up by the
town, while engineers are engaged
in mapping the physical outlay of
the power system. The engineers'
maps and charts will show location
of all power poles, sizes of lines and
voltage carried, and the location
and sizes of transformers.
When this double survey of the
business aspects and material as
sets of the municipal power system
is completed, all information ob
tained will be turned over, to the
town free of charge by Carolina
Power and Light.
"This is a service that has been
needed by Waynesville for a long
time," Town Manager G.. C. Fer-j n m
guson pointed out. "If the job 10 Be Tested
were being done by a commercial !
survey firm, it would cost us sev
eral hundred dollars."
The survey is being made with
out charge because Waynesville is
one of Carolina Power and Light's
largest customers, Mr. Ferguson
Santa Claus decided definitely this morning to pay a ..pre-.-Christinas
visit to this community, arriving on Friday, November
Santa said he would get here about 3:30, and will make his first
appearance at the Hazel wood town hall, where he will distribute
candy, from perhaps the fire truck, which will probably be his
means of transportation while In the community.
After his appearance in Hazelwood, Santa will make a quick
trip to the court house, and there continue giving out Candy 'to the
He also plans to ride in the Burley parade the next morning
at 10:30, and Saturday afternoon will be a key figure in the Mer
chant's Trade Jubilee program at the high school stadium.
School Bond Election Plans
Still Mired By Technicality
Sheriff Fred Campbell Issued a
stern warning this morning re
garding shooting fireworks in
Haywood'. The same law which
prohibits shooting of fireworks
also makes it a violation to buy
or sell them in the county, the
sheriff pointed out.
We are going to rigidly enforce
the law, and all persons, who have
fireworks on hand should dispose
of them Immediately but not by
hooting them, he explained.
Found In Secret
Box Under Auto
Bootleg liquor is hauled in "var
ious ways, and in many places, as
evidenced by a special built com
partment in a car caught by Cpl,
Pritchard Smith. The car was driv
en by Fred Nichols, of Andrews.'
In the seat, with Nichols was a
paper bug with eight pints of
liquor, and underneath the car was
a steel box, bolted to the car con
taining 27 additional pints.
Nichols was fined $100 and costs
in Mayor's court.
Sound And Fury
Corpening Receives Award
For Distinguished Service
Wayne A. Corpening, Haywood
County agricultural agent, has been
granted the Distinguished Service
Award by the National Association
of County Agricultural Agents in
session this week in Memphis.
Mr. Corpening was one of five
county agents in North Carolina to
receive this award. Presentation
was made by Horace Abbott of In
dianapolis, chairman of the NACAA
Distinguished Service Committee,
at a banquet program Tuesday. :
Eligibility requirements for the
county agents' Distinguished Serv-
ice Award include:
Ten years of service, institution
of a county agricultural program
and completion of some construe- i
tive project, interest in the lm-
provement of the profession of '
county agricultural agents, and
participation in affairs of local ag-
Mr. Corpening became assistant
agricultural agent in Haywood
County following his graduation
from North Carolina State In 1936.
Later he was promoted to county
agent, but entered the Army In
Mr. Corpening served overseas
for several years, during which
time he reached the rank of lieu
(See Corpening Page 8)
Be prepared, folks, and don't be
alarmed, lt won't mean an air raid
or even a fire, and maybe you can
set your watches by it. Beginning
Saturday, Nov. 10th, the Hazelwood
Fire Department will let loose with
a big blow. The siren will be test
ed each week at that time on the
stroke of noon, or thereabouts.
A gun battle with the elements
of a wild west movie was no laugh
ing matter for State Highway Pa
trolman Leonard C. Smith of Park-
ton, formerly of Canton. He got his
Indian but he also received a bul
let in the groin, and both men are
now in the Roberson county hos
pital. The 16-year-old Indian, Ransome
Locklear, was approached by Smith
after the young man had wrecked
a car he was accused of stealing.
The wreck had climaxed a wild
chase during which Locklear had
tried to hit a traffic officer who
was directing the movement of
ears at a funeral.
Hailed at last the Indian produc
ed a .22 pistol Instead of his driv
ers license as" requested. He fired,
hitting Smith who, nevertheless,
was able to complete the exchange
and shoot, the Indian in the chest.
Smith was last reported to be in
Setting of a date for the county's
$2,000,000 school bond election still
was held up today by a technicality
which arose over the proper title
of the Canton school district. I
County commissioners have been
in recess since Monday when they
met to set a date lor the election.
Commissioners' cannot proceed
until word is received from the
State Department of Education in
Raleigh on the proper title of the
Canton school area. ,
The issue , arose when bonding
attorneys in New York disagreed
over the designation of the Canton
district, The question is whether
it should bear the name of Canton
or Beaverdam Township.
Confusion has been "blamed "oh
a state assembly act of 1933 which
discontinued independent school
districts such as the one maintain
ed by Canton. '
Vole 8s Sel
f or Saturday
Haywood County, regarded as -.
one of the ' leading agricultural
counties in North Carolina and the
entire South, is expected to give
overwhelming approval Saturday
to the vote on the "Nickels for
Know-How" farm research expan
sion plan. v
Farm families throughout North
Carolina will be called on to cast
their vote on a proposal to add
five cents a ton to the cost of all
feed and fertilizer sold in the
state. Money collected will be us
ed to expand the state's agricul
tural research program. '
" The "Nickels for Know-How?
plan already has won the backing
of state and county agriculture
leaders, and is believed likely te
win wide approval at the referen
dum Saturday. ,
Farm organization on icials have
pointed out the gains made from
agricultural research in the Mate
ln the last several years includ
ing development of hybrid corrj.
green pastures, artificial breeding,
disease-resistant tobacco, and bet
ter poultry and have stressed the
need for further research.
The average cost per person of
the feed and fertilizer assessment
has been estimated at Only about
25 cents a year just a few cenli
more than a pack of cigarette
The assessment is not a tax. Farm
ers who wish to do so can obtain
a refund on money paid in.
Collection of the assessment wiQ
not Involve local agencies. The
money will be paid by the maim
facturers of feed and fertilizers to
the State Department of Agricul
ture, , .,
Dr. and Mrs. N. M. Medford
spent the past week-end in Chapel
Hill with their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Cline, Jr., and attended the Duke
Virginia football game.
Clubs To Send
Two To Raleigh
Two representatives of Haywood
County 4-11 Clubs will leave here
Sunday for Raleigh to attend the
annual North Carolina 4-H farm
and home electric awards program.
The two are Mattic Sue Medford,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cash
Medford of the Iron Duff commun
ity, and Jimmy Campbell, son of
Mr. and. Mrs.. Campbell of . the
The program is sponsored joint
ly by the North Carolina Agricul
tural Extension Service and the
five major power companies in the
state. Sponsor in this area is the
Carolina Power and Light Co.
In the program, 4-H Club con
testants pick out a project, and
after practical application, demon
strate the convenience, economy
and time-saving values of using
electricity on the farm and in the
Entrants also are judged on their
club records and personal activities.
The polls for the referendum w4M
be open Saturday from fl:30 a.m.
until 6:30 p.m. Anyone who pur
chases feed including 4-H and
FFA members and other boys and
girls (there Is no age limit) is
eligible to vote.
Voters may cast their ballots in
any community they wish. Regis
tration of voters is not required. ,
Polling places are as follows:
Crabtree Duckett's Store, Rock
Springs School; Fines Creek Mark
Ferguson, Cleve Noland; White
Oak - Community Center; Iron
Duff R. L. Parks Garage; Luke
Junaluska Jerry Liner's Store;
North Clyde Fincher's Store
South Clyde Bob Lindsay; Rat
cliffe Cove Way Ratcliffe's Store;
Francis Cove Community Church;
Aliens Creek School house; Sau
nook Norman Burgess Store; Jon
athan Creek Ralph Boyd's fil litis
station; Cove Creek Post Offioe
and store; Maggie Joe Campbcll i
Store; Dellwood Burgin's Store;
Cecil Rob Messer's Store; Cruso
Eugene Henson's Store and Olun
Massie's Store; Hominy Wooris
and McCracken Store; Beaverdam
Beaverdam School; Morning Star
Wilson's Store and Eldon Bura
(See Election Page 8)
Halloween Pranks Relatively Harmless
In Haywood Except In Bethel Community
Shots And Burning
Of Dynamite Mar
I A noisy but innocent Halloween
j in the rest of the county was con-
trasted sharply by two happenings
at 'Bethel 'which could have result
ed in serious Injury to several per-
Canton police reported to the
Mountaineer ' this morning that
Both incidents took, place at : "Things were unusually quiet Hal-
Bethel School. The first occurred
when several shots were fired
through a school window narrow
ly missing several girls attending
a Halloween carnival at the school.
The shots were believed fired
loween pight. A few windows were
broken and a few street lights, but
it didn't amount to anything."
When asked about the amount of
damage to street lights and win
Wayne A. Corpening, county ag
ricultural agent, was granted the
Distinguished Service Award of
the National Association of Coun
ty Agricultural Agents during '
the group's convention this week
in Memphis. ' .
from a car, and appeared to be ( (jows, the police repeated, "It didn't
from a .22-caliber rifle, according j am0unt to anything. No arrests
to Sheriff Fred Campbell. were made. There was the usual
Sometime later lives again were crowd out on the streets and every
body had a good time,' but nothing
very much happened."
(nrlaneered when a quantity of
dynamite was burned on the school
ground. The dynamite only burn
ed, but probably would have been
rietnnntpri if an isnition cud had
wn avflilnhle. sheriff Campbell I incidents apparently were not link
aiH ed, and reported that he is investi-
The sheriff asserted that the two gating both.
Waynesville's Halloween Wed
nesday night was a bit damp, but
it was equally noisy, boisterous and
soap-streaked. But despite , all the
hullabaloo, it was the kind of Hal
loween that the police like but
Waynesville- police" termed last
night "awfully quiet; best they've
been in years." No arrests were
made due to the celebrating and no
reports of thefts were received,
Halloweening was confined most
ly to Main St. where weirdly-dressed
throngs paraded up and down
the street. There were boys dressed
as girls, and some vice versa. Two
boys were garbed in "regulation"
white long-handles, while a girl
sported a bright pair of red flan
." Most of the Halloween outfits
were hastily contrived with little
attempt made at artistry. One of
the most attractive costumes was
that of a girl attired in a white
Traffic on Main St. was espec
ially heavy and especially loud,
with horns blowing constantly. Sev
eral convertibles sported attractive
(See Halloween Page 8)
The following organizations havo
officially gone on record as being
100 per cent behind the school ex
pansion program here in Haywood
county. Others are expected to be
added later. .
American Legion, Post No. 47 .
Hazelwood Boosters '
Waynesville Women's Club.
Business and Professional Wo
. East Waynesville PTA. t
Injured .... 49
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Hihway Patrol.)