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66th YEAR NO. 92 20 PAGES
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"You think m much of jronr
old golf game that you dont
even remember when we were
"Yes. I do, dear. It was the
day I sank that 30-foot putt."
. . nrf i,f Waynesboro Va.,
Thp Mountaineer for
,1 and H. Robert Stret-
ll for Bui -which to
o in Waynesboro, Va
A has a naDii oi iaiu5
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and wutu i'K
same of Robert and no
He was from Waynesville,
t immediately invitea ivod-
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jb evening of talking Way
So you see you never can
Vre an aamuci mu
f .'..111 ...
Mountaineer wui w!uu
K regardless of the location.
school girls came into
lithe other day and were
homework was a problem.
w replied with some heat.
dn't have so much nome
i could get time to date
d aet married just to avoid
de Man Is
Steer of Clyde Rt. 1 ;is'
Iwnan of the grand jury
Elected for the fall crimin-
of the U. S. District Court
ipened Monday in Asheville
Wilson Warlick presid-
Icr Haywood County man,
Ketncr of Waynesville, Rt.
the graud jury which was
bills for indictment upon
o act. The grand jury is
lor this district in that for
time it includes three wo-
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 15, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
i-my Tbbaccb: Festival Program
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Paving Project At
Will Start Soon
5 1? wUliWid
The paving program of several
major streets and drives at Lake
Junaluska were completed this
week. This is part of the general
improvement program of the Meth
odist Assembly, according to Dr.
H. G, Allen, superintendent.
Among the roadways paved were
Colonial Drive, Sequoia Drive, At
kins Loop, half of Lake Shore
Drive, and Hay good Road, as well
as the area at the base of the
Dr. Allen said plans were ready
to start work on a modern rock
administration building on the lot
opposite the auditorium. The ten
tative plans are to have the build
ing completed by next season.
Excavations are underway in
making a parking lot for 20o cars
back of the Terrace Hotel. This lot
will be used for both the hotel and
Work of cutting timber from 200
acres of the Assembly property is
also underway, and white pine
seedlings will be planted on 150
acres, Dr, Allen pointed out.
All this work is part of the pro
gram of expanding Lake Junaluska,
which began several years ago.
lilil. iimiii t jBawaat v
Christmas Seal Workers Carry Their Load
Word R. Scruggs, son of L.
is, of Waynesville, is ,re-
tfrom battle wounds in the
us Hospital at Camp Atter-
!B. rifleman with the 24th
"iviMun in Korea..' urns
W mortar fire; as h" was
an enemy position;near
We of Waynesville High
t'ass of 1937, Scruees has
fitid the Order of the
Hurt. .-' ' ' .
1 Roy Parkman, local business
man, and chairman of OPS, an
nounced today that an office for
OPS would open here December 4.
Roy Parkman To
Head OPS Office
Here On Dec. 4th
To Be Off
uc an interruption of
wice Sunday from 1:30
fers livi"e in the Lake
""I", up Highway 19A
rt Uve, and a Dart of
Covc has been askod
M to dn nilh., :
I1" period - -
""eruption will all h
fireplace a pole at Lake
n'ch is in dangerous
At State Meeting
The Waynesville Jaycees were a-
warded a $50.00 attendance prize
at the second quarterly board meet
ing of the North Carolina Junior
Chamber of Commerce held in
Raleigh last week-end.
The prize was based on the larg
est percentage of members travel
ing the longest distance to the
Attending the meeting from here
were Robert C. Hall, Dwight Beaty,
Raymond Caldwell, and Cecil
Beginning Dec. 4th the Office of
Price Stabilization, better known
as the OPS, will set up an office at
the City HalL In -Waynesville, ac
cording . to word today from Roy
Parkman. local chairman of ups.
The office here will be one of 60
established in the Charlotte OPS
District which covers western
North Carolina and Eastern Ten
nessee. It will be open on Tuesday
from 9 a. m. until noon, and on
every alternate Tuesday thereafter.
Mr. Parkman pointed out that
the expanded service will carry the
OPS to the people, and will do it
at no increase in cost since the of
fices will be staffed with, existing
Forty-five cases of drunk driving
are most numerous among 168 cas
es now on the docket for hearing
In the November term of Superior
Court, which convenes Monday
with Judge J. C. Rudisill of New
ton on the bench.
The most serious charge to be
heard is one of manslaughter
against Billy A. Jenkins, 18, who
lives between Blltmore and Arden.
He is charged with manslaughter
and failure to stop at the scene of
an accident in the death of a pe
destrian, Keith Henson, 31. Candler
Route 1. on the Canton-Ashevillc
highway Oct. 27.
Also to be heard are 10 charges
of assault with a deadly weapon,
12 charges of non-support, 6 cases
of abandonment and 9 charges of
operating a motor vehicle under
the influence of alcohol.
Among other cases listed for
action are those charging:
Assault, illegal possession of
whUkey,,.robbery, larceny, driving
without an operator's license, dam.
aging property, breaking and en
tering, seduction, trespassing, is
suing worthless checks, fraud, vio
lation of probation, assault with
Intent Jo kill, burglary, forgery
and carrying a concealed weapon.
Fifty-seven of the cases on the
docket are new; the remainder
have been continued from the July
term of Superior Court,
A new feature in today's Mount
aineer, and one which will appear
in future issues is a report on ad
mission and dismissals at Haywood
County Hospital. v
Only medical and surgical pa
tients will be listed. Births will be
ssia's Secret Weapon'
bile Exhibit Halted Here.
ed To Leave Carolina
llle Pfoved to h. th
"6 this Week fnr a mnWlo
lurrying a disDlav of "Riis.
orS Of tho U!u:I
0 P'ude authorities in a
"es m several states,
'ailed to get by an alert
01 roreien Wan Tiioi
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Wlb" by CoIp rihrn f
Z f"re'gn -Wars with
7' J he Mountaineer,
cernine the exhibit which was to
show in Canton Sunday and Way
nesville Monday, Mr. Cogburn be
came suspicious and called national
V.F.W. headquarters'in Kansas City
to check on the trailer unit.
Although the exhibit carried the
insignia of the V.F.W. and its ope
rator claimed to have the endorse
ment of the veterans organization,
Mr. Cogburn was told that the ex
hibit was in no way. supported by
thi. . v.F.W and displayed the
ErouD's insignia illegally.
Mr. Cogburn contacted aherin
Fred Campbell and told him mat
he had applied in Asheville for a
fpriprnl tnlunction against tne
(See Rocket Page 8)
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Local V.F.W. Post
To Be Reorganized
Reorganization of Waynesville's
Haywood Memorial Post, 6767, of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will
be undertaken at a meeting at 7:30
n. m. Tuesday in the large court
room at the court house.
The meeting" will be under the
direction of the V. F. W. state com.
mander. Cole Cogburn, of Canton
Mr. Cogburn asserted that way
nesville should have an active post
sinro about 2.000 potential mem
hers reside in this area.
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More valuable gifts will be diH
tributed at the Trade Jubilee meet
ihg in the football stadium Satur
day at 2 p.m. A large crowd is ex
oected to be on hand as a frozen
turkey, an all-steel stcpladder
stool and chair combination, a 7
way floor lamp, and a Crosley con
sole radio-phonograph are given
A pen and pencil set was given
last week to Ollie Roberts. Jo Ann
Rowe received a punohbowl com
plete with dipper and 12 glasses.
Sam Kelly obtained an electric
waffle iron, and Walter Rathbone
secured a bedroom suite.
Bearing arinfuls of Christmas seals to be sold to aid in the flght against tuberculosis are officers
and members of the Waynesville Tuberculosis Committee (left to right) Mrs. Alma McCrackcn, seal
sale chairman; Mrs. C. F, Klrkpatrick; Miss Amelia MacFadycn, publicity chairman; Mrs. C. O.
Newell; Mrs. Raymond Lane; C. G. Thompson, committee chairman; A. J. Fancher, treasurer; Mrs. A.
J. Fancher, and Mrs. O. W Shelton, secretary.' This group met with other workers at the court
h6use Monday night to prepare Christmas seals for mailing. . ' '
Waynesville And Ilazelwood Are Urged
To waintam il Bird bancluary Mere
To Close Four Days
The county health department
will be closed four days next week,
starting with Thanksgiving on
Thursday, according to Dr. I. M.
woir honrf nf the department, me
department is regularly closed Sat
urday and Sunday. ,)h
Telephone numbers of health
department personnel who will be
in town during the weekend wil be
available at the county
Dr. Weir said
Dan K. Edwards, former Way
nesville resident, recently resign
ed his post as assistant secretary
of defense to become vice deputy
on the North Atlantic Defense
Council, with headquarters in
London. In a letter to Edwards,
President Truman wrote: "Your
outstanding service in the mili
tary service in the military forc
es during World War II and re
cently as assistant secretary of
defense have contributed great
ly to strengthening the security
of our nation." Edwards is the
brother of Charles Edwards of
Waynesville and Mrs. John Klopp
of Lake Junaluska
To Be Open
Haywood's poll books will be
open Saturday for citizens to regis
ter for the school bond election, set
for December 15th.
All persons who are registered
for a county election do not have
to register again. This is not
new registration, but merely an
ooDortunity. - afforded for three
K;itnr(lavs. for those who are not
already on the books.
The work of gutting the books
into thr hands of registrars was
underway today, with Johnny Fer
guson being named to deliver the
hooks, and administer the oath of
office to the registrars.
The books will be open Novem
ber 17, 24 and December 1, wfth
the Bth nf December set aside as
challenge day, and the election to
be held on the 15th.
Waynesville and Haz,clwood will '
become bird sanctuaries, If a rec
ommendation of the Chamber of
Commerce hoard of directors Is
accepted by officials of the two
towns, ; i
The directors went on record
Tuesday evening favoring the
movement, and a committee com
posed of James Kilpalrick, and
Dave Felment, president, were nnm-
ed to appear before the Waynes
ville board, and Johnny Cuddeback
and A. P, Ledbetter will appear
before the Hazelwood board.
The board discussed 'plans for
the annual election of directors,
with the balloting closing on Tues
day, December 4th. Eleven mem-
(See Bird Sanctuary Page 8)
No. 1 Citizen
Is Here Again
A new experiment a two-day
Tobacco and Home Demonstration
Exhibition will be opened to the
public at 3 p.m. Friday, and will
continue through Saturday nigtrt.
In past years the tobacco festi
val has gone on for five days. This
year festival events are being con
centrated In two days to make it
easier on participants and make the
affair less subject to whims of th
weather which often has ranged
from bad to worse.
Tobacco displays and home dem
onstration booths at the Waynes
ville Armory must be ready by I
p.m. Friday and will be judged at
that time. Tobacco judges will b
a Mr. McKlnney, tobacco specialist
from Kentucky, and R. R. Bennett,
North Carolina State College to
Home demonstration exhibit s
which will include food production,'
food conservation, clothing, handi
crafts, house furnishings, homo
management, family life and citi
zenship will be Judged by Miss
Nell Kennett, western district home
agent; Mrs. Mamie Sue Evans, Bun
combe county home agent, and Miss
Barbara Brown, Macon county as
sistant home agent.
'. Exhibits will be prepared by each
of the county's 25 home demonstra
tion clubs according to Mary
Cornwell, county home demonstra
tion agent. Displays will be dis
mantled after 4 p.m.. Saturday.
Scheduled for Friday night at
the armory are two of the festival's
main events the talent show at
7:30 p.m. by entertainers represent
ing communities and 4-H clubs, and
the presentation of 21 community
queens at 9 p.m.
Talent show entries listed by
Turner Cathey, who will aet as
master of ceremonies, include:
Fines Creek, Allen's string band;
West Pigeon, Stewart Scntclle,
dancer, and Stanley Swaynglm.
mountain songs; Cant -eaior 4-11,
(See Tobacco Page 8)
Complete Tobacco Festival Program
2 Inductees Leave
John Richard Goodson of Fran
cis Cove and Jack Edward Deaver
of Bethel left Waynesville Wednes
day for Charlotte to be inducted in
to the armed forces.
The two represented Haywood
County's draft quota for November.
The December quotas has not been
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Don't look now but that man is
here again. The man in the red and
white suit, we mean.
This famous once-a-year globe
trotter usually travels on the night
of December 25, but he's so busy
that night he can't stay very long
at any one place. Wanting to do
some sightseeing a year ago, he
paid a prc-Yulotide visit to Way
nesville and had such a good time
he's coming back again.
North Pole's No. 1 citizen arrived
in town last night ,and is now rest
ing up alter his long trip from his
frozen Arctic kingdom. But by Fri
day he'll he ready to go and will
make his first local appearance at
(See Santa Page 8)
FRIDAY AFTERNOON PROGRAM, WAYNESVILLE ARMORY
(1) All tobacco In the Haywood County Tobacco and Home Dem
onstration Exhibition must be entered by 1 p.m. at tne waynesvuu;
Armory. Judging will follow immediately;
(2) All home demonstration club booths will Ue compieieu uy
1 p.m. Friday for judging. , '
(3) Home demonstration booths and tohacco oispiays win ue i
to the public at 3 p.m. Friday, and will remain open until 7 p.m. ,
FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRAM, HAYWOOD COUNTY COURT HOUSE
7:30 Talent show 4-H clubs and community Hevelopment orga
9:00 Presentation of community beauty queen -contestants'.-,
i SATURDAY MORNING PROGRAM
9:00 Vi6wing of booths and tobacco displays at Waynesville Ar
mory. ; .
10:30 Parade, led by outstanding agricultural and public officials,
starting at Waynesville Township High School.
11:00 Presentation of "Green Pastures" pennant in front of court
house by state agricultural officials. ',
11:30 Address by Dr. C. B. Ratchford, North Carolina State Col
lege farm management specialist.
SATIIRDAV AFTERNOON PROGRAM, WAYNESVILLL. ABMOKi
i-nn .. d.nnvipwine of home demonstration booths and tobacco
SATURDAY NIGHT PROGRAM, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
7:30 Announcement of awards and certificates, home demonstra
tion achievements and exhibits, community tobacco contest, tobacco
o.n AHHroce Wflvnp Freeman, editor of Greenville. S. C. Pied-
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9:00 Selection of 1951 Haywood County tobacco queen.
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Police, Sheriff, Patrol
Say: 'Weather's Fine'
This week's bad weather has been
especially good for Waynetsvlllc po
lice, the sheriff's office and the
Police have arrested only two
persons since Monday both for
being drunk. - Highway patrolmen
have made no arrests or Investi
gated any wrecks, The sheriff's
office has reported "all quiet,'.'
E. C. MOODY IN HOSPITAL
E. C. Moody is a patient at tlve
Haywood County Hospital where ho
Is reported to be "doing fine."
Kiwanis Club Supports
School Expansion After
Hearing Jonathan Woody
David Hyatt has been named
chairman of the annual polio
campaign for the . Waynesville
area. Mr. Hyatt served as gen
eral chairman for four years, and
is vitally interested in the Polio
Foundation jvork. ' The quotas
will be assigned on November
29th, at a regional meeting of
all the area west of Buncombe.
The meeting will be at the Townc
House. Hugh Rogers is general
chairman of the program. The
fund raising campaign will begin
in January. Last year Haywood
exceeded the $15,000 quota by
Without a dissenting vote the
Waynesville Kiwanis Club voted to
support the school expansion pro
gram alter hearing Jonathan
Woody, well-known banker, discuss
the subject at the weekly dinner
meeting the group Tuesday night.
Guest 'speaker Mr. Woody told
the. Kiwanians that "Children can't
wait; they are one crop that never
falls!" '.'' ; ' :v V
At , the beginning of his talk
which, was introduced by Bob Win
chester and which took place in
the Pine Room of Patrick's Cafe,
Mr. Woody allowed himself a mom
ent to congratulate the newly
formed Kiwanis Club and pledged
the support of the Rotary of which
he is a member "in the achieve
ment of our common goal." Then,
without further delay he plunged
into his talk about "our most ur
gent common goal a decent school
Most of his time was devoted to
proving with figures the ability of i
the people of the county to should- j
cr the burden of the necessary
bonds. He' predicted that the aver-'
age interest rate' of the bonds vot-l
ed would range from 2.5 to 2.6 per- j
cent from beginning to maturity.
He stated: "Haywood County and
Waynesville are considered good
investments because of the diver-
' sified industry here. The addition
al tax burden imposed by thesn
bonds would scarcely be noticed."
From a discussion of the financ
ial feastibility of the project, Mr.
Woody turned to a brief but pow
erful word picture of the over
whelming need of immediate im
provements.' "We brag about our tobacco
crop," he said, "but we never men
lion the fact that Bethel school
has onlv one drinking fountain and
it is in the basement of a three
"We boast about the fact that our
(See Kiwanis Page 8)
Books Will Open In County Saturday For School Bond Election
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