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I Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park D Q
68th YEAR NO. 61 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESYILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 27, 1?53 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
(?S Young ?
[" lady who will be 8d
27 has been coming to
as a summer visitor
years. Mrs. H. Mon
son Paul N. Montague
s old. here as a baby
r married in the Way
ague is considered a
her much younger
admire her active and
spirit. She does sew
lepoint constantly and
lore than 100 pairs oi
Tiost popular annual
Hotel Gordon, her
Mrs. Montague is as
a player as any one
re no push-overs."
gue is accompanied
ria Crestwood, also
lem, who serves as
They stay in Way
late June to mid
H Back, Diogenes
Bioc went through the town
Hi: lor an honest man, but
Kovall had one come hunt
? him. Just after closing
He other day, a neatly dress
Hg (ellow in his late twen
Hroachcd Stovall's store.
I don't remember that 1
Hwork for you, do you?" he
Hiovall cudgeled his brain
Hily placed his visitor. "Of
I now 1 know you. You
Hvc been here more than ten
He's one thing you don't
Hiough," the man said, "and
? that I stole money from
Httle at a time, while i was
H for you . . . and here
Hnan handed the astounded
?a ten-dollar bill. "I don't
Hactly how much I took, but
H this would cover it. i
Huay. and I've been gone a
Hne. but this has been on
^science all these years."
Hi admits that he was too
I to do much more than
?the bill. "I did tell him,
H' he says, "that it took a
Hn to confess to something
Hver been caught for, and
H the trouble to repay the
I And I asked him any time
Hed a reference to give my
Because I'd be glad to vouch
H all the way down the line."
hi congressman here
Hie M. Redden, former Con
Hn of this district, was a
H'l'c visitor for a short
Bledden resumed the prac
Haw in Hendersonville, after
Hing his term in Congress,
? seeking re-election.
>P Field Days Start
idnesday At Beaverdam
HDuff residents will visit
Ham Wednesday as the 1853
Hnd Home Field Days get
living start. A program
H to homes, new and old, to
Hs and to farmlands will be
? off in the afternoon by
H recreational activity.
B E. Henderson, Beaverdam
Hn. will head the commun
B- welcome to Iron Duff and
H'man Jack Ray.
^?our will assemble at 9:30
Hthe foot of Smathers' Hill.
will he at Ray Wilson's
Hne The party will next ob
H1 J. L. Reeves' farming op
fat cattle, barn and hay.
Htectmn ?f ttip Henderson
Hfarnished with antiques
Hasting exceptional flowers
Hgood pasture will follow.
look at the kitchen-re
B>? job and the flowers on
H MacFarland property and
Hf Held Day?Page 4)
Haywood county took the news
of the Korean War truce at 8 p.nj
Sunday night solemnly and calm
ly. Most families stayed close to
their radios and many prayers were
said in thanksgiving for the end of
this costly bloodshed.
Some church bells were heard in
the community Monday Viorning at
8 o'clock when the cease-flre be
came effective. The Waynesville
Presbyterian Church announced a
special service of thanksgiving for
Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.
The local Draft Board stated that
more than 1.000 men have been in
ducted or had enlisted since the
1 beginning of Korean hostilities in
' June. 1950. The majority of these
are still in service, many hundreds
having seen action and even cas
ualties in Korea.
Many families and churches in
the county planned to honor Gov
ernor William B. Umstead's request
that this be a time of prayer and
renewed effort for world peace
rather than celebration.
Robertson Named To
Forest Advisor Group
Reuben Robertson of Champion
Paper and Fibre Company has been
named to an advisory committee
for the School of Forestry at North
Carolina State College. He is one
of ten executives appointed to the
Mr. Robertson will assist the col
lege in setting up new courses and
research programs in pulp and
rm0,"hvrrMonday ~ sunf?>
lledby the Stat* Test Farm
M?*. Mln. Rainfall
81 66 .02
M 54 _
~ 52 _
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Proposed Recreation Park Program
For Area Enthusiastically Received
ENGINEER'S DRAWING of the proposed community center and
swimming pool for part of the recreation center for the com
munity, as presented by Charles M. Graves, of Atlanta, here Thurs
day night. On the right is a swimming pool, a wading pool in the
right foreground, with dressing rooms, office, on the left of the
pool. In the center is a combination gymnasium-auditorium, with
stage, and kitchen, designed to seat R90 at tables, to 1700 in bleach
ers. At the front, left is a bowling alley, ping* pong and billiards,
while club rooms, are on the extreme left of the drawing. This
would be one of several units on the proposed 40-acne recreation
center. Other pictures on page six.
(See other pictures on Page Six)
Library Deficit Forces
I ?- ?
Bookmobile Service Cut,
; All - Day Closing Wed.
The Jaycees have given $1,000
toward the survey and plans for
the recreation center, President
Bill Burgin announced today.
The center is now the Number
One project of the organization.
Money for such contributions
is obtained through square danc
es Wednesday and Saturday at
the armory, the recent rodeo, and
j similar fund-raising ventures.
Previous thousand-dollar do
nations have been made by the
Dayton Rubber Company and the
i Wellco Shoe Corporation.
I Beginning in September, the
* Haywood County Library Bookmo
I bile service will cover the county
every four weeks instead of three,
as a result of failure to receive ode
i quate appropriations. In addition,
the all-day closing Wednesday of
the library in Waynesville will
have to be continued, Miss Mar
garet Johnston, County Librarian,
The decisions as to reduction in
service were made following a
meeting Thursday of the library
i board. At the meeting Col. J. H.
Howell was re-elected chairman
and William Medford re-elected
; treasurer. Other board members
I are Fred Doutt, Mrs. T. Lenoir
: Gwynn and Glenn Palmer.
Miss Johnston stated that cur
tailment of service was necessary
in order to relieve increasing pres
sure of work within the library.
The lighter driving schedule of
Mrs. Frances Jones, Bookmobile li
brarian, will permit her to assist
in processing books and otherwise
helping with circulation problems.
"Wednesday will have to be a
'catch-up' day for us," Miss Johns
ton said, "to enable us to do the
work that cannot be completed in
a normal working day."
Miss Johnston expressed the
hope that further reduction in li-1
brary services would not be neces- :
sary. Allocations for purchase of!
new books, magazines and phono
graph retards and for film rental
have already been cut.
Forestry Camp To Attract
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Indications point to a full at-1
tendance of 80 farm youths from
all parts of North Carolina at the j
] seventh annual Forestry Camp for
Iarm Boys to be held during the
eek of August 2 at Camp Hope,
according to State forestry offi
The camp is held annually by the
forestry division of the State De
partment of Conservation and De
velopment, with the cooperation of
the division of agricultural educa
tion of the State Department of
Public Instruction and the forestry
extension division of N. C. State
College. Sponsored by a number
of large wood-using concerns, it is
growing in popularity every year,
according to State Forester Fred
J H. Claridge.
WhMe at the forestry camp, the i
youths, who were picked because of I
the outstanding ability they have
shown in promoting forestry con- i
servatlon measures at school and <
on the farm, will not only enjoy i
i (he excellent facilities of the camp,
but will also receive Instruction in
forestry education from a group of
competent instructors. Champion
Paper and Fibre Company of Can
ton is providing free use of Camp
Ben E. Douglas, director of the
Department of Conservation and
Development, is high in his praise
of the benefits derived by the farm
boys who attend the forestry
camps. "We feel such get-togeth
ers of our farm youth are very
beneficial," he said.
Prizes are to be awarded camp
ers showing the highest profllclen
cy in various activities at the camp
during the week's stay.
Only expense of the youths
selected to attend the week-long
camp is transportation to and from
James B. Hubbard, protection
forester for the forestry division
of the Department of Conservation
and Development, wHl be camp
Board Feels Tax Bill To
Lake Jnnaloska Is 'Just'
? # * I "The Lake Junaluska Methodist
South Learns Oi
The Haywood Chapter of the
Western North Carolina High
landers are putting on an ex
tensive radio campaign in south
ern states to tell the public about
Haywood County's freedom from
polio and hot weather. This an
nouncement was made by the
local Highlanders' president. L.
E. DeVous. Radio stations in
steaming Florida, Alabama,
Georgia and Arkansas are hear
ing the good news about Hay
wood's cool breezes.
North Carolina as a whole has
been fortunate in keeping the
polio count low, and the situa
tion is improving constantly.
Haywood County is far removed
from those counties which have
reported cases this summer and
has had but one case so far.
Aaron Gibson Leaves
For Naval Training
Aaron Gibson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Gibson, left Tuesday
by plane for San Diego, California
where he is undergoing boot train
ing with the Navy.
Young Gibson was graduated this
spring from the Waynesville Town
ship High School and enlisted in
the Navy last week.
'Assembly is only being taxed for
their commercial properties, and
not a single penny for any proper
ty used ,or devoted to the church."
Charles C. Francis, chairman of
the board of commissioners said
"We have only put a tax on such
commercial ventures as the motels,
and hotels, which are in direct
competition to private enterprise
operating elsewhere in the county
and paying taxes. There is not a
penny tax on the lake, any vacant
lots owned by the Assembly, their
auditorium. ofTices, memorial
building, or anything used for the
church and the Assembly pro
grams," the chairman pointed out.
The statements came from Mr.
Francis after a protest from the
Assembly trustees against the tax
bill for $914 for the assessed valu
ation of $59,000.
The trustees argue that the tax
is against church property and the
profits derived from the buildings
in question are used for the promo
tion of the church program.
Indications were that the com
missioners would "stand firm" in
levying the tax, and await a direc
tive from the courts before chang
ing the tax books.
It is understood that the Assem
bly have several lawyers at work on
the matter, preparing briefs and
protests against the $914 tax bill.
For 40 Acres
An elaborate, and modern plan
for a recreation center on 'a 40
acre tract of the Shelton proper
ty facing Pigeon and Oakdale
Streets, as well as other centers,
was presented a large group of
citizens here Thursday night by
Charles M. Graves, recreation en
gineer, who was employed ? last
January to make a survey of the
community and submit a plan for
! a recreational center.
The plans were formally approv
ed earlier by the 11-man recrea
tion commission, also named last
! January, of which Charles E. Flay
Major Halph Andrews, state di
rector of recreation, who came
here last January to help get the
I program started, told the group:
] "You are off on the right foot, and
this program is not going to cost
any money, because real estate
values and new industries will
more than pay for the program."
Graves' report is contained in
104 pages, in addition to drawings,
maps, plans, and a community area
map in which each center is mark
The long-range program, as pro
posed by Graves would Include:
A community center building
and swimming pool be developed
in. entirety as early as pos
sible, and that other developments
on the park area be carried out in
the following priority: playground
area with Little League ball dia
mond and three tennis courts;
baseball and Softball diamond;
horse show ring and bridle trail
and renovation of barn to be used
as stable; miniature golf and pitch
and putt golf course; miniature
(See Recreation?Page 6)
Pet Dog Causes
Car To Go Down
Sixty Foot Bank
Four young ladies escaped in- I
juries in a plunge down a 60-foot 1
embankment at Lake Junaluska at i
2:90 Saturday afternoon, when their 1
car went off the road between the
cross and dam.
Cpl. Pritchard Smith, investigat- I
ing officer, said two of the girls '
sustained small scratches on their I
ankles as their 1991 Studebaker
went off the bgnk.
Cpl. Smith said Frances Louise !
Leach, of Lake Junaluska. was driv- 1
er of the car. The investigating i
officer said that two of the girls I
were on the front seat, and two on i
the back. As a dog on the front i
seat was being transferred to the
side next to the window, the car
went off the road. The damage to .
the car was estimated at $390.
FORMER GOVERNOR W. KERR SCOTT. wUh his "ever-present"
clear, paused a few minutes during a brief visit here Saturday for
this picture by a Mountaineer photographer. (Story on Page ?>.
"GOOD ROADS MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS." Tennessee's Gov
ernor Frank G. Clement might be saying to Dr. H. G. Allen, super
intendent of the l.ake Junaluska Methodist Assembly and a direc
tor of the Wa.vncsville-ilaselwood-Lake Junaluska Chamber of
Commerce, as they study the proposed route of the new Pigeon
River road linking North Carolina and Tennessee. (Staff Photo).
Pigeon Road Hailed As
Linking Good Neighbors
By Tennessee Governor
Open August 25
School bells will ring on Aug
ust 25 for the 6,150 students In
the Haywood county system. Sup
erintendent Lawrence Leather
wood announced today.
Principals and teachers will
wind up their vacations before
that, as staff meetings are sched
uled for them during the two
weeks prior to the official open
ing of school.
The opening of tha Canton
schools on August 31 has al
ready been announced.
(Editor's note: Beginning Thurs
day, the Mountaineer will present
a series of human-interest articles f
covering the 3,300-mile out-of-state j
farm tour. These are being pre
paared by W. C. Medford and will
cover in detail tVie highlights of
the colorful 10-day tour.)
A surprise watermelon cutting J
put the final successful touch on 4
the 11th out-of-state farm tour as
Jie party reaehed the picnic
grounds at Soso Gap Sunday even- (
ing. Meeting the three busses and j
State Highway Patrol car were ^
Cecil Wells and John Carver, with j
a truckload of watermelons given j
by the First National Bank. Sev- ^
eral dozen other well-wishers join
ed the tired tourists in an im- s
Relatives were happy to find that t
all of those making the 10-day
swing to the Rockies were well and
still enjoying the trip despite its c
Leaving Grand Island. Neb.,
(See Farm Tour?Page 4)
Leaves Today i
For Massachusetts <
Thirty-two 4-H youngsters, ac- J
:ompanied by five leaders, left ?
this morning for a two week ex
change trip to Berkshire County, 11
Mass. They will be guests in the
tomes of 4-H Club members in
'ittsfleld, and a wide variety of en
ertainment is planned for them.
The group will arrive in Pitts
ield Wednesday afternoon, spend
ng one night in New York City.
\ visit to the Empire State Build
ng for a panorama of the lights
>f the New York metropolitan
irea by night is planned for Tues
The day after their arrival at
^ttsfleld, the party will go to the
hree-county 4-H camp at Goshen.
)n Saturday they will attend the
tudent concert at the famed
fanglewood center, visit Highlawn
rarm, home of the largest Jersey
lerd in Massachusetts If not In
4ew England, and wind up with a
>icnic supper and a swim.
Sunday will be spent with their
iosts' families, and Monday will
>ee a tour to Mt. Greylock. highest
(See 4-H?Page 4)
Construction of the Pigeon River
toad, now under way. was termed
>y Tennessee Governor Frank G.
Element as a new connecting link
>etween "two good neighbor states,
Nlorth Carolina and Tennessee."
In a special statement to The
Mountaineer Friday night, when he
spoke at Lake Junaluska at the
south-wide Methodist Laymen's
Conference, Gov. Clement said:
"We are naturally interested in
;ood roads, not only in Tennessee
tut those that connect us with our
jood neighbors of Western North
Carolina. Our state highway de
partment, under the direction of
Commissioner W. M. Leech, will
io everything possible to cooper- y
ate with North Carolina in expe
diting the completion of the Pigeon
(tiver Road for the benefit of both
states, as well as for thousands of
:ourists who will soon discover its
scenic beauty, as It passes down
:he famous Pigeon River gorge, and
he eastern end of the Great
Workmen are pushing up the
'iver gorge now, cutting out the
?oadway for the water-level road
vhich will connect Waynesville and
Newport in Tennessee. The new
-oad will shorten the distance be
ween the two states, and will be
he only road connecting the two
states having a water-level grade
>ver the entire distance.
Laity Must Inspire
"I have no intention of putting*
he Lord on the shelf just because
am in politics," Gov. Frank G.
Element of Tennessee declared
Friday night in his address at Lake
'unaluska to the South-wide con
erence of Methodist laymen.
The 33-year-old governor also
aid that If he ever enters the min
stry*it will be because "a call to
hat honored profession comes from
ibove and not from my political
His statement was in reference
o May 2B news stories which re
>orted that the governor "may give
ip politics to hit the sawdust trail
if evangelism with Billy Graham."
At that time Gov. Clement said
no comment," but at Lake Juna
uska be added that "t shall never
eject a call to the punjstry. if it
omes. as that is the highest eati
ng of all." He implied that the
lay 23 story was "planted" by his
political enemies," but he did
tot define them.
Clement is a Methodist and a
(See Clement?Page 6)
Killed . . ~.l 3
(This Information com
piled from Records al
State Highway Patrol.)
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