5 - L
Voyager: "Captain, what
shall I do if I ret seasick
ness?" Captain: "Don't worry,
you'll do It."
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- W: a H d WA, J cr'VV.V v xr. A"', b '
The Wayneshjle Mountaineer i
la a enlnrful
f.3n and his father rccog
1 ror Christmas he present
te with a Pa of trousers,
jC" front and red behind.
I" he explained, "now we'll
F..u. oi not vou're coming
IICIU" " - -----
cQi,i the Irrepressible
"you're going to be seeing
t for awhile.; , ,
Paywobd's First '52 Baby
Lin resident of Hazelwood
L by his neighbors on
Yas day atop his roof and
Lin his chimney with a long
Lon being asked why, he
1 . . i jj J4- ma mo rlnwri
Ley last night; I'm trying
lif he's stuck in here."
lining was stuck in the chim-
right, but it provea 10 ne
'ccth YEAH NO'. 11) 1 U PAGES
Variety Ui Uilts Await
eek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
VAYNESVILLE, N. C. MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 31. 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
'51 ALL-AMERICAN BOY AND GIRL
Vs The Use?
mv hoast about their driv
lutv and sneer, at length a
h failures of the ladies, dui
lis one chap in Hazelwood
Ell remain forever mum on
fcject. The other day he at-
d to back out of ms garage.
a great effort to avoid ine
nf his hack steps, he swerv-
far lo the left and got off
iwtp driveway. And there
ed, spinning, until Mrs. Sam
iamc to the rescue and witn
pushed him back into the
She departed, and the
han tried again with the
lesults. Again Mrs. Land re-
and finally the car reached
Sect. Since then the garage
mpty. '-" .'. :-
Havwood Countv nroveH the onri
of the line for two sailor escapees
from a Navy "ung ' at Charleston,
S. C, on Christmas night wheii the
pair was arrested on Howell Mill
road bv a state patrolman, deputy
sheriff and two FBI agents.
Cpl. Pritchard Smith, state pa
trolman, identified the two sailors
as Odis Fowler of Candler and B.
L. Carigg of Neeses, S. C. The car
in which they were riding was stol
en at Summerville, S. C, the cor
poral reported. He was accompan
ied by Deputy Sheriff Carl Seizor
and the I wo FBI men.
The sailors were turned over to
the FBI in Asheville, where they
will face prosecution in federal
court for violation of the Dyer Aet
for taking .a stolen car across a
.Way He Figured II
i? the group of chllcjrerl. ex-
Vhat they r wanted. lor
lis were Bill and Jim Owen,
pons of Dr. and Mrs.' Boyd
the oldest, explained that
lied a billfold; . ' r; i",-;-.)
listened intently, and began
little flguriiig-if Bill want-
l! fnlri ihttn cinna hie Tiamp
whe must wafit a jimfold.
fim remarked, with all the en-
of a yonngster at Christ-
il I want a Jimfold."
Takes Life Of
vou readers of "Rambling
'' apureciata the little gems
(dom it contains? The State,
macazine Duhlished at Ra
te, For the third time in
weeks it has "quoted the
and in the Dec. 29th issue
gave a byline to the author,
s Frazier. The quote: "The
place for snow Is on a
pas card." ,. , -
I hope, Mrs. Frazier realizes
Neigh has more snow than
KS Are Evnlnsive
rheard in thi Book Store. A
pan came in and inquired:
ouy a stick of dynamiie
hs not presented with a copy
' warx. - ,
At 4:30 a. -in. 'Thursday. Norman
Penland, 59, died in the Haywood
County Hospital an a result of
burns suffered in a fire Wednesday
afternoon in his home at the Jvled
for Farm near Clyde.
The origin of the fire remains
undetermined. It was discovered by
neighbors who immediately pulled
from the smoke-filled
house and called an ambulance and
1 1,., wnvnesville Fire Department.
wil " "J . .. .. II
Clem Fitzgerald, fire cmei, saiu ;
that Penland was lound on me
floor near his Wd which was oao.
ly burned." An oil heater in the
room was culd, however, and neigh
bors agreed that Penland did not
The' house was badly scorche.l
by the flames, but It was pos.iibU-
for neighbors, using a s-"
lo get the fire under control by the
time the fire truck approached.
Deep mud prevented
from reaching the house but it. was
not needed due to the quick work
Funeral services were rem n
day In the chapel of the Crawford
Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev.
V T Mcdlin and the Rev. J -Jamison
officiated. Burial follow
ed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at
Clyde. ' ,.,. .,,.
Margaret Tate Penland of Canton,
S one brother Charlie D. Pen
land of the Mcdford Farm section
of Clyde. - - ; .
The first babv horn in Havwood
County after midnight tonight will
oe a mile too young to appreciate
it. but he .lor she) will be civen a
boost along the road of life by The
Mountaineer and 11 merchants in
the WaynesviUe area who will con
tribute various goods and services.
To Haywood's first citizen of 1952
will go these prizes:
Belk-lludsoii complete layette.
Firestone baby car seat.
Reliable Jewelers 14-carat gold
rings for babv and parents.
Haywood Builders Supply gal-
Ion of paint for baby's room.
Smith's Drug Store electric bot
Crawford Funeral Home ambu
lance to bring baby and mother
home from the hospital.
Junaluska SuddIv sweater set.
James Furniture Nursery train
Home Laundry two weeks dry
First State Bank savings ac
count for baby. ,
Pet Dairy 30 quarts of milk.
Rules of the contest are:
1. Both mother and father must
be white residents of Haywopd
2. The actual day. hour, and
minute must be confirmed by the
attending physician. .
3. The babv's birth certificate
must be submitted at time of entry.
It will be returned.
4. The decision of the Judges
will be final and will be announced
5. Entries must be nubmittcd
to The Mountaineer not later than
10 a.m. Thursday,
The baby's name and address and
picture will be published in Thurs
day's issueof The Mountaineer. A
full-page bA announcing the annual
contest appears in today's edition.
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Pigeon River Link
WaynesviUe Girl Dies In
Head-On Crash Near Sylva
COUPII OF MOUO YOUNOSTERS-John Gary Meyer, 6, Astoria, Ore.,
' and Marilyn Truchom, II. Cleveland, Ohio-are pictured after they hud
been chosen "All-American Boy" and "Little Miss America In Holly
- wood. They won the titles In the 15th annual nationwide contest spun
aored by the Screen Children's Guild and will receive film pnrta )
launch them on careers tn the entertainment field, ..(Mtcninltoualj..
Stores To Close Tuesday;
Some Offices To Be Open
s. H. O. Newell Chosen
e 'Woman Of The Year'
was verv nmrh siiroriscd, '
C. O NpwpII. "for it was
Kr 1 coveted above all oth-
Heweii was sneaking of her
'n recently as "Woman of
T;ix ilm.. is here again. '
siariino tomorrow 13 agents of
the Haywood tax collector will be
gin the annual tax survey of the
Tax enumerators, will list audi
items as real estate, manufactur
ing property, merchandise, manu
facturing materials, personal prop
erty, livestock and motor venicies.
Sebe Bryson .county tax collector
and enumerator, said that Haywood
County has lost considerable money
in revenues In past years from the
public's failure to list taxable
dogs He added that a special effort
win hi. made to collect such levies.
rhirk also will be
made of new homes built within
the county in the last year.
Named as tax listers by Mr. ry
nnvnrri:nii Mm. Wade Rhea ana
v.unhn nvpr'sr Cataloochce! Mack
rcell. Jerry Francis';
Clvde. William Osborne; Crabtree
Gilbert Sanford; East Fork, Ken
Bumette; Fines Creek F. M. Rog
ers; Iron Duff, Mrs. Roy Medford;
Ivy Hill, Eugene Howell; Jonathan
n.j, Tmv Lontherwood: Pigeon,
Gaston Burnette; WaynesviUe.
HuEh Jolley, and White Oak,
'-.Traditionally', the holiday sea
son is associated with bells, as
are all joyous occasions. Kdar
Allen Poc even wrote a poem
ahnut bells, in the days Just past
we have heard many Jlnslc, Jan
gle. Jineles, with perhaps a few
clangs of wedding bells hiler
minsled. But a new sound will
soon break upon the cars of many
children who, surfeited with can
dy, late dates, and boredom,
should be (lad to hear U; the
don?, doim of school bells.
Thiwe bells will ring for all of
Haywood County, except Canton
Township, on Wednesday morn
In(i, January 2, and the streets
will asaln resound to the lauah
ter of happy voices-as the experi
ences of Christmas are recount
ed and gifts and new clothes are
displayed. Teachers, from experi
ence, will not expect too much
for the first few days, but the re
lationship will be re-established
as the golden days of schoolhood
Happy New Year, folks.
The civil 'Mission of the January
term of Superior Court will open
here next Monday, January 7, wiin
Judge Frunk M. Armstrong of Troy
presiding. , .
The court will be convened for
only one week. The second week
was cancelled bv the chief justice
of North Carolina with the approv
al of the Haywood County Bar As
sociation. : '
Persons chosen for Jury duty in
Mrs. Mary McCall of East Fork.
Vinson Hanev of Crabtree, James
Towe of Bcaverdam, Award Gaddls
of Clyde, Noble McDonald 01
WnvniKvllli ' .T Ren Patton of
Beaverdam, Mrs. L. P. Davis of
Vanesville, Curmel Downs of Iron
Du'ir. J. M.'Vaxton," Mm. Elltftbeth
Carver of Jonathan Creek, Earl
Henson ol Beaverdam, Walter K.
Cat hey of CJyde, T. J. Mauney. of
Pigeon. W, E, Carter of Beaver
dam, S. L, Smart of Crabtree, W!
11. Long of East Fork. James H.
Ilaynes of ' Beaverdam, Mrs. Pearl
Be Let In April
According to 10th Division
Highway Commissioner, L. Dale
Thrash, the survey parties now
working on the northern part of.
the proposed Pigeon River Road
will complete their Job wunin u
days. In a recent statement i nrasn
IpuiIULU uui. ...v
survey finished, the way will be
, ' . . j v - - Ihrt Prdnph
illU oiinut vi( mi' 'ivtin: ii.ftmuj i eicarCQ XOr a auivry ui i,.v.
patrol laid Miss Klrkputrick died Broad River route to Tennessee,
A head-on collision between two
ears on Highway 19-A five miles
oast of sylva at 4:10 Sunday cost the
lite of one WaynesviUe young wo
man and resulted in serious injur
ies to another.
The vlcilm was identified as Miss
Inez Kirkpatrick 21, of the Nincvah
KMWI ,",, .... . . .. .., ,, QfUHU I1VVI IUUIC J
almost instantly when her throat an(j ,e predicted that it would be
. l...K.,.l I.. 11... n..nlAl I . A, 1 I,. .
KiKv'ir's f)a.v wiifne'aTuill-'
day for niost Haywood I'nuiilians,
but - a work day for; a. few. others;
Retail stores in Hie WaynesviUe
:hc.i jiiui offices at the county
courthouse will he closed Tuesday,
but WaynesviUe city offices will re-
: nirl.k Tim Mnlllll-
alneer also will he open tomorrow. Kirkpatrick of Fines Creek, Hllli-
Stores .will he closed tomorrow, j arn i,ainiJ oi nsyiii.-iviiiv, u. u.
but will !) open all dav Wednes-, chell of Waynevllle. Mrs. R, O.
....... i. i ,.i.,i,.n,.i. with il Kellov .' Mrs C.-C- Medford. Mrs.
past custom of remaining open all Charles K. Ray, Jr., of WaynesviUe
day on days immediately following! and .1; T. Holcombc of Beaverdam.
'iw.tiilnv. .Nnotilime closine will! .
lie resumed by local stores next
Wednesday, January 12.
In addition to county oliiees,
three federal oliiees at the court
house PMA. Farmers Home Ad-...iniuti-iil
inn and the Selective Ser-
. ' ,;: , . ........... ...i.i.
vee lloarUi win ne vmim-u, -wmhi , ,
the KIIA also lo be closed on Wed-j T 1
nesday. The draft board oll'lee. or-i I 111101 Y 1
dinarily closed Saturday, will he -' - .
; open this Saturday until noon.
Other offices scheduled 'to b
(closed Tuesday are: I'oslolllce
emplovmenl oliiee. banks, Kl'.A
and Chamber of uimniciir. .t Year's Dav
The -.western union, " j
he open-tomorrow from until i
11 a. m. and from 4 until (i p,;in- ,
Will Go Up
was slashed In the accident
Unconscious and in', a Critical
condition at Sylva Hosifital is Miss
Mary Lee Inman, il, 91 Waynes
vlUo. ler injuries include a frat.t
Both young women were passeng
ers in a car believed driven by Joe
Lewis, 16. of Sylva. The car, a
1951 Ford, belonged to Lewis'
The other vehicle involved, a
1951 Oldsmobllu. was driven by
Allen Youni! Pittard of Duluth,
Georgia. Mr. Pittard was accompan
ied by his wife and baby son, who
was asleep in the back seat. ....
rnl. Smith said the collision oc
cured on a vurve when k Lewis
car swerved into the left lane and
collided with the Pittard cur truvel
imr in the opposite direction.
Lewis probably will bo charged
with manslaughter, reckless unv
Ina and speeding, Cpl. Smith said
Lewis suffered a fractured leg
and lacerations. A friend riding
with him and the two girls, Fred
Tilley, Hi, of Cullowhee, suffered
lacerations of the face and scaip.
Pittard 'hud several ribs fractui
ed. while tils wife had fractures of
both ankles. Their sou, Richard
Todd Pltiard. 3, was admitted to
iiw. iwiiitni for observation, but
helleved not seriously injured
The Investigation of the accident
si ill Is continuing. Cpl. Snith re
ported. He is being assisted by
..,.i..i.,. I rv Sides und 11. T.
Miss Lois Massie left. Sunday for
the University of Florida at Talla
hassee' -after spending the Christ
mas' mdidays with her parants. Mr.
and Mrs. Guy Massie.-
Sheriff Discovers Still;
County Robbery Reported
pay. December 31 Partly
ad warm Monday and
filial WavnPKvillB . toinuera-
.recorded by the staff of the
Iext Farm): '
; so ;
The discovery of a mooiishiiiing
still on Campbell Creek, and inves
tigation of a -robbery at Stanley
Cove ere the principal, items of
activity reported during me Holi
days by Sheriff Fred Campbell.
Sheriff Campbell said he found
the still last Thursday after receiv
ing a report of its existence, con-
f seated were a ou-gauon coppei
The still equipment, esliin.ited lo
have cost $150 ! (on .li ucl. is In
jun kepi in Hie sheriff'.; office.
The robbery at Slauicy Cove was
reported lo Sheriff ' Campbell by
McKinley I'ressley, a cow trader
of that community.
Mr. Pressley told the sh"iili' a
stranger came to his house Friday
ii.t ,.i (ised If he-had a cow to
U S postal rates oil a iiuinhel
of (lilleient kinds of mall and serv
ices will be Increased after the
first of the - year . starting New
Postmaster J. H. How
ell reminded tho public today.
Postal cardjN-froin one cent to
two cents, t -
.Special delivery first-class rales
will increase from 15 to 20 cents,
20 to 35 cents, and 25 to 45 cents.
Fourth class rules will increase
from 25 l,o 35 cents. 35 to 50 cents,
and from 45 to 00 cents.
Parcel 0osl new restrictions;
n.-i reels sent from one first-class
' postotl iee to another first-class
i poslolTico cannot exceed 20 pounds
! in weight and 72 Inches In length,
i Third-class mail rates Increased
on third-class Hems, which Include
I mailer such. as circulars and cata
logues. I Insured fees increase of five
cents per bracket on mail weigh
ing more than 25 pounds.
1 Registration five cents higher.
C.O.U. 10 cents higher.
Hubert Swanuer and his son, Hill.
were reported this morning by the
Mission Hospital in Asheville to be
"doing fine". Injured in an auio
accident recently that took the lives
of mother, and daughter, the male
members of the family were taken
to the hospital in serious condition.
Both were suffering from broken
bones and internal injuries, and
some .doubt was felt for their re
covery. Both are from Canton.
underway within three months.
Bv April a seven mile link ex
tending from Waterville on tha
Tennessee line to a point near the
mouth of Cold Spring tieek will
be let to contract, according to
Thrash. This section will connect
with a Forest Service road provid
ing temporary access to the high
way. Six miles long and unpaveor
tho Forest Service road ties into
the Max Patch Road which is mora
than half unpaved. It connects with
N C Highway 20!) at the unes
Creek School, which, in turn. Is
caved and joins U..S. Highway 19-
23 at Lako JunalUsku. . -.- ."' '
,.Al present's tot ..1? of !Wu ' "
lias been allocated for the Pigeon
River Road. That amount is suffici
ent only to provide grading for a
lour lane highway and the paving
of two lanes. Thrash said that more
money will be needed to complete
that phase of the project.
"Illimwav officials of Tennessee
have told me." remarked the Com
missioner, "that Tennessee is pro
ceeding with plans to meet the
new road at the state line with a
highway of their own."
When the other links of the pro
posed road are completed, explain
ed Thrash , it will probably connect
with N. C. Highway 2K4 which is
now pavod from Dellwood to Cove
Creek, In additino it will Join the
Fines Creek Road which is suppos
ed to be paved within the next two'
ears from Fines Creek School to
the mouth of Fines Creek. That
will place it near the headwaters
of Waterville Lake. The Pigeon
River Road will skirt Hie eastern
edge of the lake.
Group To Meet
The Haywood County Tourist As
sociation will meet at the Court
House Wednesday nighl at 8
Mrs. Sam (Jucen. president, has
requested all members of the asso
ciation to be present,
Lions Club Dime Board
Secured Over $1,500.00
... 44 .
28 ' .. ..
MRS. C O
... ' i :i I- nl'll!!
vp-h-" iii the waynesvnic
thq YClU 1,1 ,.., the county.
by 13 women c.? -
(See Mrs. Newell Page '
Of Kiwanis Club
n. ,i. wim.h.wipr was elected to
fill a vacancy on the Kiwanis Club
Board of Directors caused by the
resignation of Heinz Rollman at
last week's meeting of the Waynes
viUe Kiwanis Club. .
The program was in charge ol
Ray Pleiness. Chairman.- of the
House commute , ...--- ,
much of the details of organlza ionj
and administration: lmui
needed because of the youm u.
the Club, he said.
The' meeting this week will be
held Wednesday night instead of
Tuesday to avoid conflict with the
New Year's Day holiday. It will.be
-President's Night," at which time
President Jimmy Childress will
outline the objectives of the club
in the new year
uTf uU of beer two 50-galion bar-ll. When he leit il.- imu , no
P-wch was. , u., , ti: i;k.,l man attempted
nine i" !" i
away. . ' '
"flit dime hoard in the nine das
of its operation raised $1554.110."
said Jerry llogcrs, chairman of the
Lions Cluli committee in charge of
helping needy children at Christ -,...
"Thai is very good," he con
tinued, considering the weather
and money. More than am-
one group Hies made the
' (See Sheriff Pane 4)
Carl Goerch Stories To
Be Featured Each Monday
best known, and liked writers aim si" . .., - -Mountaineer
Thursday. ,,, .
The series of stories, which are written in his humorous man
;er, will be a feature of The Mountaineer each
Those who have read Mr. Goerch's nuiga.ine The State and
heard him on the air realise Just what is in sUirc for them w.lh
this scries of stories. .
The first story deals with a colored man who drove a hearse
back in the days when horses were used. The episode w ,11 amm
you for a long, long time. Be sure to read It Thursday in The
MounUdneer. ; .. ,
Three aiitoinobile fires in the
''WaynesviUe area during the holi
days reported today by Fire Chief
Clem Fitzgerald. Damage to ve
i hides was slight in all three cases.
! Dellwood Road was the scene of!
I one bla.e at 6:45 a.m. December 24
What started around tho fuel pump
1 of a car belonging to "Wimpy" Han-
nah. Damage was estimated at $20.
S A car belonging to Charles Law
j'son caught afire at 7:10 p.m. De
1 cember j24 at the Spic and Span
Grill on Balsam Road. The blaze
started' in the carburetor,
i The third fire occurred at 7:20
!p.m. Christmas day when equlp
1 ment in a car driven by the grand
'json of Mrs. Emmaline Reeves be
! came ignited on Chestnut Park
I Drive. Damage againwas slight.
but. of course
we have spent
it Isn't as much as
So1 much clothing was provided,
in fact, that not all "I it has yet
been distributed. According to Holl
ers, there are still some men's
coals, boys' und girls" shoes, and
itlicr articles available ,at the police
., '. ' '. i '., i, in:,ii,in ' station. Anvnne jieedrng them may
r or lliai reason mv- - . .,
tthieh drop h the station and tney wm
tail ! miu" ,
was planned earlier and cancelled ,
because of Hie" sleet storm, will be;
held' oif .TaiiuaiT1rJ "I'r"er Cathey
and Wayne Corpening. "who did
such a good job with the one they,
held during the Tobacco Festival."
will be in charge. The "Kaia event", ,
will be held at the Hazelwood Ell'-'
nientarv School instead of either;
Hie Armory or courthouse as was
originally planned. "All individu
als and civic groups are asked to
cooperate," said Rogers, for wun-
out their support nothing imicn can
be done.'' There will be no admis-,
sion charge. .
"For a young organization." con-j
tinned Rogers, "the Kiwanis Club i
did excellently in aiding our collee-;
tion of used clothing. The other i
clubs helped out tremendously, and :
we are very grateful and will al-;
ways be eager to repay them with
our cooperation, but tne Mwams
turned 'inf an amazing amount of
(See Lions Club I'ase 4
Record For -1951
Injured . ... 53
Killed . ... 7
from Records of