! Scottish football yell: "Get
i that quarterback!"
I .. ,, from church Sun-
Jw"i' .. i ..n WsvnpKville
talked of an 'afternoon of
t W o.irl lifPSfimO
Utsbaiul "iade 8 casual re"
lhoUt the big roast beet din-
nd then a mucn uyeuvu
,n unusual sounu m k
L.r nt pacn ouiei, uivu
iuvi''" r . . .
;,, froze, They reauzea
cr. The Pipes upstairs iwu
L-w the night, burst and
!was several inches deep in
Ce o'clock they finished the
w mopping- ana sai ouwu iu
t.it H tiner 100 uieu iu ecu.
Cv as the wife was relating
Udent to a friend, sne sua
Lned her conversation and
L "nh: no." she exclaimed.
Vibe, it just can't but it
...inrt familiar - r
enough, the pipes had burst
and water was trickling
a tho reilina.
h In a composed tone, after
.ir.ri pall for a plumber, the
marked: ' -
vr.ii haDDcn to know of a lit
use somewhere with a good
in the yard?" ; '
Published Tvvice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky fountains National Park
uuwi :u. 1U2 16 I'AGLS
WAYNESYILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 20, 1951 $3.00 In Advance. In Haywood and Jackson CouatiM
Mayor Urges Water
warned By 1
Hew Board !
To Head Chamber of Commerce Program In 1952
sDone It Again
author of the Mountaineer
h, "Rcmbling 'Round", Fran-
ilbert Frazier, again achieved
iinn In the latest issue of
State," a magazine devoted
in Carolina. An item from
lilumH was selected for re
turn in "The State." It was:
igs that equal the same thing
f-aual each other. Yet its
ne week between Christmas
cw Year's Day but 51 weeks
n New Year s Day and
we can give another ex
It is the same distance be
Wavnesville and Raleigh as
Mween Raleigh and Waynes-
hot The State knew of Mrs.
Ir s item when it was Dublish-
jvaynesvilie, but Mrs, rrazier
t know about The State pub.
tt In Raleigh. .
indecision of Youth
mid never; do - to cat)., his
because, lie is. '' "popular
man Jiere in .Waynesviile
b ideals today are far from
o! several years ago.
small boy. he enjoyed build
ps and bridges', across small
He got so much fun out of
lie decided he wanted to
hi contractor when he grew
day a group of convicts were
b 411 the road in front of
hi." lie hunc '.bit: the fence
I dav watching with keen in-
as the convicts improved the
night he calmly announced
supper table he had decided
a convict when he grew up,
'uid build roads and bridges.
parents explained what the
Jonvict' meant and he agreed
would have to modify his
next day ' he suddenly an
l he had decided to be
a doctor, since the family
had just bought a new car.
Parents agreed that his deci-
fas worthy of continued con-
lion, and the profession met
lit two rlavc Intpr hp was wait
his mother in the family car
visited in the hospital. A
in Daln wiis lpMlne nut one
fio loud moan after another
!l his mother got back to the
calmly announced: "This
being a doctor is out too
too much noise."
M O Gallowav. owner
Wavnesvillp Lumher Comnanv jinrl
Graceland Farms, was named pres
ident of the Chamber of Commerce
here Tuesday night by the board of
directors. Mr. Galloway succeeds
David Felmet. who will serve for
the coming year as a member of
the executive committee.
The directors named three vice
presidents, designating each to be
in charge of one of the three ma
jor chases of the Chamber of Com
merce program. Jonathan Woody
was named to head the industrial
program; Ed Sims heads the agri
cultural program, and James Mur
ray the tourist phase of the program.
M. R. Whisenhunt was re-elected
The directors adopted a resolu
tion of the nominating committee
regarding the duties of the three
The nominating committee, com
posed of H. S. Ward, Wayne Corp
ening. and Paul Davis, recommend'
ed in their report: We realize mat
if all the duties and responsibilities
as president is performed properly
that a great deal of time should be
spent by our president in the per
formance of his duties. 1 here are
few men. in our community who
have unlimited time to spend away
from their business - and we teet
hat. a .distribution of, rwpbnsilrtt.
Hps should be made through tHiH
other officers of the organization.
"We recommend that the vice
presidents head the three major
projects for the year.
"We further recommend that Uie
treasurer be in charge of finance
and membership, while the imme
diate past president be a member
Df the executive committee.
The directors discussed A tenta
(Sce Galloway Page 8)
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N - ' I, I 1
U' ?J '' M",l""l I I r mii-.M iilliiiiMil ;
Officers for the year were named Tuesday night by the Chamber of Commerce, with M. O. Galloway
center, being named as president. Seated on the left is M. R. Whisenhunt, treasurer, a.ul on the Hght
is David Felmet, retiring president, who will serve on the executive committee. Standing left, is bd
Sims vice president in charge of the agricultural program, and on the right is James Murray, vice
president in charge of the tourist program. Jonathan Woody, vice president in chaw of he industrial-program
of the Chamber of Commerce,; was out of town when the directors met, and this pic
ture was 'made.- (Mountaineer Photo). -; ' .
?o OK Bond
The l.nrnl nnvprnment Coiiimis-
sion has been asked to give clear
ance for the Town of Waynesviile
to call for a bond election of $325,-
uuo for expansion or tne waier
Ma.vor J. 11. Wav said today that
he had reauested Mr. Easterline of
tht Loral Oovernment Commission
to issue a ruling at once, In order
that the election machinery can be
gotten underway '
Mayor Way pointed out the ne
cessity of "doing something at
once to prevent a serious situation
here in the water supply.
"We have an ample supply of
water up on the mountain, it is
Just a matter of getting tt down
Into town, and filtered. Our 40
year old filtering plant is Just going
to take so much of an overload,
and then". The mayor did not
finish the statement, as he ponder
ed at what could be the 'ultimate
result In a complete breakdown of
the system, which supplies all of
Wavnrsvllle. Huzclwood. Lake Jun-
aluska, and surrounding territory.
Engineers have been here during
the past few weeks making a fur
ther survey and studv of the needs
of Improving and enlarging the
water system. . ,
Santa Has Come To This Little Girl
Z-M BEik Trucks
Dr. I.E. Fender
Santa Claus is getting extra help
from nature and from man. The
sleet storm Thursday will help his
sleigh glide along, and the tact, as
announced by the Merchants Asso
ciation, that stores in' Wayncsviue
will remain open Friday night un
til 9 p.m. should relieve him oi
some gift responsibility.
It has also been announeea inai
on the day before Christmas, next
Monday, stores will stay open un
til 6 p.m.
Tree Will Be
The 'annual Community Christ
mas Tree, sponsored by ne vv ay-
Stlo Wnman'e fMUD WI UC liuiu
Saturday afternoon at 2 o clock: ai
the Court House. .
t,. of rhristmag candies, fruii
..j f' . ,ni hp distributed to the
alio nuts " ... ...
children but no additional gilts will
i. i.,on this vear.
A short program, including carol
iir. ha hpen arranged by Mrs.
n CtnmPV MISS Dnwi jb-
.'..i ,in road the Christmas
story as told by Matthew and Luke
and Miss Nancy Francis will sing
a Christmas solo. ...
Mrs. N. W. Garretf. welfare
chairman of the club is general
chairman for the unr-
"As of noon Wednesday, 113 Hay
wood County Children had been
supplied with complete outfits of
new clothing at a cost of almost
$1600.00 according to Jerry Rogers,
chairman of the committee pusning
the drive for the.-sponsoring Lions
Club. ' ,
"Other children are being
brought in all the time," said Rog-
i ill U
ers "and the tmai nuniDer win uc
much higher." However, "Collec
tions are not what they were this
time last year. We are hoping that
the combination box supper and
talent show at the courtnouse
Thursday night will make up the
Tho i.vi.nt described was planned
for the Armory but a shift in plans
made it impossible to secure those
facilities .according to Kogers. um-
r v f crouos are parucipannis.
he added, and "the talent snow
will be directed by Wayne corpe i-
ng and Turner uamey wnu u"
!UCh a good Job during tne
festival." .'....;, -
The public is invited to uie ai-
fair Thursday, stressed Kogei.
It'll mean a good time lor au .m
ii rf ft,n fnr a Worthy cause.
Tvionnuhiic. anyone with oiq
clothes or toys may leave them at
thp nolice station,
or the courthouse for distribution
to the needy. . ,
Maintenance of the REA's powe
Pfinlnmcnt in this area was improv
ed considerably this week with Ihe
... i i 1 1 . l ...
Installatloiv, ,ot ..two-way ruoios jh
the Wayncsviue h&a on ice auu in
live service trucks and a car.
R. C, ShelTleld, R EA manager
here, said that the new equipment
will permit communication between
Hip Wavnesville office and all the
firm's service area, which includes
Havwood. Buncombe. Jackson,
Transylvania and Macon counties
in North Carolina, and part of Ra
bun County In Georgia.
The new equipment, installed ai
a cost of $10,000, Includes a receiv
er-transmitter here, and two re
ceivers and two transmitters atop
nhamhers Mountain near Clyde
and Mt. Toxaway near Toxaway.
Fifty-foot power poles also have
been erected at the site of the
mountain transmitter receiver
The five trucks and a car carry
mobile two-way radios which per
mit communication with the KEA
office or with each other, Mr. Shef
5iv shilinn licenses and three
radio operators' permits were
granted by the Federal Communi
cations Commission in Washington
in normit operation of the equip
ment here. Call letters of K1J76
were granted to the station. "
Mr, Sheffield asserted inai in?
new communications system win
provide better service and cut
down transportation costs Dy spceu
ing up restoration of fallen lines
and installation of new meters.
Thirteen tax listers for the 1 952 j
tax survey of Haywood County
were appointed, today by bebe Bry
son, county lax collector and super
Named were: Heaverdam, Mrs.
Wade Rhea and Vaughn Byers;
Cataloochee, Mack Caldwell; Cecil,
Jerry Francis; Clyde, William Os
borne; t'rahlree, Gilbert Sanford;
Fast Fork, Ken liurnelte; Fines'
Creek, F. M. Rogers; Iron DulT,
Mrs. Roy Medford; Ivy Hill, Eugene
Howell; Jonathan Cheek, iroy
Lcatherwood; Pigeon, Gaston Bur-
nelte' Waynesviile. Hugh JolJey,
and White Oak. George Boring.
Listing will start January 1. and
will include nenis . sucii us .iw
estate, manufacturing .property.
merctiandi.se, manufacturing ma
terials, personal property, live
stock, and motor vehicles
Mr'. Bryson asserted thai the
county has lost considerable money
in revenue in recent years from the
public's failure to list automobiles
and dogs, He said a special effort
will be made this year to colled
all those levies which are due.
Dr. 1. E.. Fender of Waynesviile
u):iU rleeteil president of the Hay
wood County Medical Society at
Hk.l..)... I- il..k
-.4 it rueeijng juttsun Btiiv m v
1 I,n..,n nl tia mmtv ItftR-
Also 'chosen were Dr. H. A. Mat
thews of Canton, vice-president;
and Dr. W. O. Kearse of Canton,
secretary -treasurer. Dr. W. Boyd!
fWn tif Wavnesville was selected
as the medical society's delegate to
the state meeting In May at Pinp
hurst. Dr. V. H. Duckett of Can
ton was named alternate' to Dr.
Tim main Kueakcr of the even
ing was an Asheville physician. Dr.
Llltlcjohn, who discussed the use
of adrenal hormones, ACHT and
The legs she holds are cam.y, unn her own are Of healthy nr-li,
but a year ago a sudden attack of Polio made little Nancy doubt, if
she would ever walk. Her letter to Santa asking for "strong !c."
touched the heartstrings of millions, and apparently brought le-
suits for today Nancy Is well. , .
Sleet Slows County Dovn;
But Things Keep woving
CAR To Meet
Masons To Hold
Doric Council No. 20, Royal and
Select Masters, will hold their
Stated Assembly Friday night. Dec.
ot hn i hp First National Bank.
Purpose is the transaction of rou
tine business and the election of
officers for the coining 'year. II
luslrious CompanlonrThomas Har-
To Give Special
! A special Christmas musical pro
igiam will be given by a combined
j choir of 50 voices at the ursi uap
I list, church Sunday evening at 7:30.
' u .... The program will be under me
Sgt. Robert Chapman, who re- . 1 Charks ,,lt.y. director
cently completed his fourth opera- J ' Mm,.ow al the
tion for frozen feet suffered in Ko- 01 ' 'US,L; dllu
i u. Ti.hl uu in cnpnrf . ft""-
a '?n.Hav furloueh with his wife
. .. i m i tl hnin in il
and tnree cnuurtn. nc u
h unmv .innps HoRDital in Bat-
nn; - "
ry Kent, Illustrious Master, will be
tj; Contracts Awarded
For Equipment At Hospital
Michcigan for more than
Set. Chapman arrived by plane
in what is known as "Operation
Santa Cftus". When his furlough
expires he will return to. the hos
pital as a' wheel chair patient for
an indefinite period.
irwlnrliwl in I lip DldgraUl Will be
ui-lt't'lioti iroin Handel's Messiah,
and also features of the. works of
J. S. Bach.
The Joseph Howell Society,
Children of the ..American Revolu
tion will meet tomorrow afternoon
al 3:30 o'clock with Patience Ray
as hostess In the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ray.
The old sayln oe. "He who
laughs last laugh best." so con
trol yourselves fellows and girls
and hear this. Due t the sleet
storm there will be no school
Friday as there was none Thurs
day. In other Words your Christ
mas vacation has begun. But
don't start laughlnc Vou will re
turn to school a day earlier than
was planned, on Jan, 2nd Instead
of Jan. 3rd.
But that's almost two weeks
away, so don't let it spoil your
FMiav. Dpcember 20 Occa
,rain and mild. Slightly warm-
may, - j -
'wal Wavnpsvllle tempera-
Is recorded by the staff of the
iest Farm): : 1
Max. Min. Rainfall
7 40 10
47 22 1.02
V. '.'" .'.
Contracts for nine types of equip
ment for the new addition at the
Haywood County. Hosp. a
ing of the hospital board of trus
tees and the county commission
ers. . ,wl..rl
Six of the nine nrms
contracts were low bidders
equipment at a meeuns " - -tees
and commissioners at tne
court house last Friday.
Contracts awarded were: .
Office equipment -Tallman Of.
fice Supply Co., Asnevnie, o,uu.
Medical - surgical - laboratory
equipment-Massie Surgical Co.,
M10Ail. . .. .....
-Aspden Associates, Greensboro,
?uTm - Mills Hospital Supply
Co.. Chicago, $5,415.80.
L. & B. Hardware w
ntttrv pouioment - Asheville
iu- " L unH Fixture Co., $2,895.
x.Ray G. E. Electric Corp.
t- Patients' room furniture Mas
.... c.inai r.n . $18,286.15.
rl-tm tables - American
Sterilizer Co., Erie, Pa., $3,540.
Tobacco Sales Bring
Average Of 66 Cents
A hieh average of C6 cents on
i i iniurm sales was reported
this week by Wayne McElroy of
Crabtree community. I ne crop was
grown by Mr. Mcfciroy ana ms son.
The Crabtree grower saiu uiul
u ,m toLal of 2.560 pounds of
V. tJVlU -
burley for $1,693.92 at riameis
Warehouse No. I at Asnevmc n
listed these unit sales:
A total of 500 pounds at 70
cents 910 pounds at 69 cents. 280
pounds at 67 cents, 304 pounds at
63 cents, and 470 pounds at 57
Havwood County Ranks High In State
In Percentage 01 'Homejvmed Faras
Thursday morning brought Hay- ,
wood County the promise of a white ,.
Christmas: but tn ittiiu'iies 4
nni itimoosed of the traditional
soft stuff that so readily lends it
self to the formation of snowmen
and snowballs. Sleet began falling
long before daylight, and many
people who went to bed wilh ineino-
leS of a brilliant sunset, filling
their dreams with, beauty, awoke
to find reality as cold as Ihe ice ,
thai draped the trees and covered
streets and roads.
A thee oy The 'Mountaineer in
dicated that conditions were very
similar throughout the county.
Roads were generally open, but
traffic was light ami slow, VVotfc
buses were running from various
illr.a hul Hi.. I'limlun rial
buses headed to ami from Ashe
ville through the county were ilth
er delayed or stopped entirely
No accidents were reported as
of earlv In the afternoon by either
the Stale Highway Patrol, the police
department or the slierifii otrtee.
Cpl. Prilchard Smith ot the HigU-
way Patrol said, "The roads are In ,
pretty bad shauc everywhere. They
are scraping the Soco Gap road
and this side of the -mountain and
putting sand down, but I doubt If
they'll do it on the other side! Bal
sam Gap is open bul very ley '
From the Waynesviile Bus Sta
tion came this report "Buses have
gone by on the way-to Atlanta.
Chattanooga, and Knoxville. but
we have had none come' in f'iu
those tities. No bus in from Frank
lin vet, Chances are. that everything
will he operating, but will be niight
y slow." '.'' 1
From individual communities
the reports were very similar. Mr.
C. O Newell, of Crabtree said:
"Awfully icy here and terribly
slick. Koads are open. I think, but
1 haven't seen any traffic."
From Mis. J. Edgar Burnette. of
Cecil: "Several people tried -to ,
to work and had to turn back, hut
Lt Polly the worn mis ui uaiuo" "i'wi
, T in t i I,.-,,, 1'iese through, . ine roans are a , wuu
and ltul?.v Prcsnell . - 4 ,-a ,
Mrs-Letr ttelgcrrarthe Balsam
Fish Hatchery: "The smftv plow
(See Slee't Page 8' - -
About Jan. 1
Willi two commissioners on the
sick list, it appeared today that
tin. lolnl meeting of the commis
sioners and school board would be
sometime about January first.
The two boards are due to meet
mrl name an advisory committee
of five to work with the boards on
the execution of the county-wide
in view nf the fact that Mr. Alii
son suffered injuries in a fall, and
..nimtuKioiM'i- Frank Davis is suller.
ing from llu. It was felt that about
.lanunrv first would be as early as
i i,p ininl session would be held
Th.. r.iiinmissioners do not have
another regular scheduled meeting
until January 71b
Baskets And Gifts
Food baskets for 15 families and
Christmas gifts for 5H5 persons are
on the Yuletlde agenda for the Sal
vation Army Citadel al Max Patch,
according to Major Cecil mown.
Salvation Army .commander in Uie
f-.ti Vlll he distributed around
fi.rwlm.'is trees during special pro
grams at churches at Shelloti Laur
el Little Creek, Maple Mnngs,
Bonnie Hill, and Sleepy Valley.
Major Brown expressed her grat
itude at public '-sonlributions for
the Salvation Army's Christmas
ln . lt:ic lll'l' illlltu 111
.r,llii-tiiiu donations by
Hay wootl County ranks 25th
among North Carolina's 100 farms
in the percentage of farms opcr
iw full or nart owners of the
farm land, according to the U. S.
Agricultural Census oi ifJ", "
reported in the University of North
Carolina News Letter.
The report discloses that tenant
farming in North Carolina has been
! . iiwirli- ilpeline since 1930.
iia..i,iri rmintv farms were listed
.u 7i 1 ner cent operated by full
or nart owners in 1940, per
t in 1940 -and 85.7 last year
The county has a total 2,784 farms.
Western North Carolina farms
(See Ilaywrntd Farm Page 8
Christmas Edition Will
Be Published Saturday
lished Saturday. Distribution oi me vv" -' ';";;
to oermlt employees to enjoy the holidays with their families, v
l PThe .S wl return to work on Thursday, and publication of Ihe
Mountaineer will be resumed Monday, December 31.
Mountaineer wia. oe rhrisimas edition is at noon Satur-
The deadline ior news , ,
day. This edition will be marked by an unusual number ot local
Injured . . 51
Killed .... 5
from Records of