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WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, JANTAKY 21, 1953
ate and Nation
-vr Getting Ready To Leave
tItTIF AMERICA. The second
LJ i w Rpar-Admiral Rich
.Tfr" , began breaking camp
Mr' .,.-li- rlpnnrture home.
,1 1 I I V VV- I -r
tiiversary f his second
, it , Atuaruc ranuucn.
d l'ut The Government In
S'. N'CiTON. Plans to use the
' ". jrity program ' as an open
! to" put the government in
".' ",7.,.,,. business were revealed
S'Mtol this week.
rl nolds Against World Court
iSIIINTGTON Senator Robert
R Reynolds is opposed to the United
"X "entering the world court while
yXtor Josiah W. Bailey is in favor
Tui'h a movement-
J Fastest Train Schedule
tlUCAGO The fastest train
kduie Deiween iikuuiju V,
nlllC Iiauun was iuoif,u ,
la that started a run between Chica-
and Milwaukee, wnicn
eighty minutes lor wj
Tn Fijrht Huev P. Long
IjATON ROUGE, La. Marching in
notary formation under a large
ijneiican bag 340 citizens of bast
$um Rouge, parish organized on bat
.Jday into headquarters, "shock troop
gallon" of the Square Deal associa
in of Louisiana, which is challeng
nfe Senator lluey IV Long s dieta-or.-hip.
Krnest J- Bourgeois, 28 year
,14 Square Deal President in an act
Ires shouted instructions' through
k megaphone along the lines ot bat
;alion formation that stretched sev
ral hundred vards, "You are not here
get into the army, that is not the
dea. This is an organization."
Anna Dull Roosevelt Married
fiEW YORK CITY On Friday
Burning at nine o'clock Anna Roose
r8t Dall, daughter of the President,
iib simple and short wedding became
Vi wife of John Bocttiger, former
White House correspondent of the
Cljcago Tribune. The president did
nut attend. The bride was given
av by her mother- It was the sec.
end "marriage for both. Mrs. Dall
hafmg her divorce last July 30 at
MJtiden.'". Nev- and Boettiger having
online,! his last November in Illi
nois The marriage cime as a great
siffpri.se at this time, although Washington-
society was watching the io
nee with keen interns'.
Flood City Area
kw York When a forty-eight
? , - , i i li
nen water main Dursi iweu "
in gallons of water flooded a twefity.
),'k area, washed up side walks,
ill flooded cellars, putting out
ifrlits in many buildings, including
New York. Taxes levied by the
itleral Government on gasoline in
-$34 approximated 170 million Jol
it., and levies by the State govorn
ents were 560 million dollars, ac
;r(iing to the American Petroleum
I Returns $2,200
f Louisa, Ky. Shirley Sanson bought
i -old cupboard at a sale for $2.00.
Ater he found $2,200 hidden behind
liaise back. He returned the money
the rightful owners. Some of the
ins were dated before 1875 and may
worth more than their face value.
Springfield, 111. Twelve cars of a
eight train Were thrown into a
kvine when a dynamited trestle
rumpled under them. The engine,
Hider and eight cars passed over
he structure before the explosion
hnttered it like matchwood- The
D-lowing ears piled up and smashed
P ier their momentum.
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1- 1 - 1 :
eupie nave pam
ince January first
"roof That This Paper Is Read
Margaret Delano, a niece of
President Roosevelt, will bo olio
of the many socially prominent
women who will have an active,
role in the 1935 liirthday Hall;
for the President. The Ball.,
which will be held iu DG00 com
munities from coast to coast on
Jan. 30th, is a benellt to raise
funds for waging a nation-wide
war on infantile paralysis.
Roosevelt Ball To Be
Brilliant Social Event
AH Haywood County Will Join
In The Celebration At Can.
ton High School
Twenty-six sponsors have, been
named by the civic organization's, of
Waynesville and Canton to lead the
Grand1 March anil . participate in the
Haywood County President's Birth
day Ball which will be given at the
hight school gymnasium in Canton
next Wednesday evening, January !10.
Jimmie Gunn's 14-piece orchestra, of
Charlotte, will provide mu-sic for the
dance which will continue from 9 :.'!()
until 1:30 o'clock.
The organizations ami the spon
sors whom they have named are:
From Canton The Town of Canton,
Miss Helen Sligh ; The Canton Cham,
ber of Commerce, Miss Louise Hill;
the Civitan Club, Miss Katherine
Suttles; the Y's Men's Club, Mrs. W.
P. Lawrence; the Business and Pro
fessifina Wojnen's CluU. Miss Lillian
Smith; the American Legion, Miss
Virginia Reeves; the American Aux
iliary. Mrs. Carter 'Rhinehart; the
30th Signal Company, Miss Gwen
dolyn Hall; the Cotillion Club, Miss
Virginia Trostel; the Masons. Miss
Blanche Johnson; the D, O. K. K.,
Miss Delma Mitchell; the Jr. Wo
man's Club, Miss Mary Alice Tate;
the Sr- Woman's Club, Miss A Ha
Walker; the High School P, T. A.,
Mrs. H. F. Whitehead : the North
Canton P. TV A., Mrs. G. C. Klopp;
the Penn. Ave, P- T. A., Miss Frances
From Waynesville the "7" Club,
Miss Louise Stringfieki; the Rotary
Club, Mrs- Ralph Prevost; the
American Legion, Mrs. Tom Lee, Jr.;
the Music Club. Mrs. L. M, Richeson;
the American Legion Auxilary, Mrs.
R, R. Campbell; the U. D-C, Mrs.
Nobel Garrett; the Business and
Professional Women's Club. Miss
Louise Moody; the Community Club,
Mrs- Geo. Bischoff, the K- of P., Mrs.
Arthur Ledbetter; the D. A. R., Mrs.
SQUARE DANCE AT a.MORY
The scope, of the annual birthday
ball was broadened when the comin it
tees in charge of arrangements met
last Friday evening and decided to
incoporate a square dance into the
plans for the evening. There are
several hundred square dance enthu
siats in the county and most of then-,
will be glad of the opportunity to
attend an affair .if this kind- The
square dance win be l.jld at the Ar
mory, which will be decoratet in pa
triotic colors, and music will be furn.
ished by ReeWr's String Rand.
Tickets for this dance will be sold at
the same price as those for the round
dance at the high school gym. and
the will be interchangeable so that
those who wish can attend both dances
during the evening on the same ticket.
Mr. Wade C. Hill is chairman of the
committee promoting the square
ADVANCE SALE HEAVY
Reports from the advance ticket
sales here and in Waynesville and
Clyde imlkate that an unusually
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OFFICIAL W EATHER REPORT
Date Max. Min-
17 59 40
18 60 32
19 48 ; 37
20 56 56
21 63 48
22 65 38
23 , 47 '. '' 32
J. F.BASS PASSED
AWAY HERE LAST
Pioneer Heal Estate And Insur
ance Man Had Heen In 111
Health For Past Five Years
Funeral se.vi.es weie held on Tues.
day morning at 10:."0 o'clock at the
St. John's Catholic Chapel with Fath-i
er Howard V. Lane ollieating for
John Francis Bass, 71. who died at
10:.'!0 o'clock Sunday nir1'1 at his
home on Main street follow ng an ill
ness pf tnv years. After the service
here the bixly was taken to Lexing
ton, Ky. for interment in the family
plot in a cemetery of that city. ,
Mr. Bass was born in Lexington, Ky.
on March the 12. 1SC4, and was the
son of the late John H. Bass and the
'ate Mrs. Alice Coleman Kouque. For
generations his family has K'en prom
inently connected in the state of
Kentucky. He was educated in the
private schools in Iexington ami at
Vallanova, near Philadelphia.
With his mother he came to Way
nesville about forty-five years ago
from New Orleans. They bought the
Walter Brown place on the Balsam
Road, which they called the "Crow's
N'e.st," and the hospitality dispensed
there made it for many years one of
the social venters of the town
He organized the real estate and
insurance firm of Bass and Cockran
and the first real estate development
in this section, that of Brookwood,
now Hazel wood, was promoted by the
fnili- hollowing the death of Harry
Cockran, in -11)04. he took in the firm
as his . partner E. L. Withers. In
li)08 Mr. Withers bought out the in
suranee .department of the business
but- Mr. Bass retained his interest
in the real estate, although he bad
not been active in the firm for th
past few years.
Mr. Bat- was prominently ' identi
fied with all civic movements n the
town. For years he served as tin
secretary of tin Board, of Trade and
late)' as '.president.' He generously
gave Ins support to every pi'ogra.ssivo
undertaking of the coninuiiiity.
Oil September ' 1", l!)'2(i, he was
married, to Miss Bailie Virginia
Crawford, by whom he is survived.
Others surviving are. a", brother,:. -Ar
chibald Fouque, of Lo.s Angeles. Cab,
an aunt, Mrs. Margaret "Davenport,
anil three first cousins, Miss Mary
Davenport. John Davenport and
James Davenport, all of Lexington,
Active pallbearer were: Joe Tate,
Ira Thackston. K. L. Withers, F. W.
Miller, F, E. Alley, Jr., and Henry
Gaddy. Honorary pallbearers were
Harry M. Ball, G. H. Ward, of Ashe
ville, James R. Boyd, Clyde H. Rav,
John N. Shwlbred, P. L. Turhyfill,
J. W. Seaver, Joe Mormino, Wr. T.
Denton. Millard Poteate, CM. Dieus,
Dr. Tom Stringfield, and Dr. Sam
Changes Are Being
Made At Fire Dept.
Workmen were busy Tuesday
morning changing the front of the
fire department here. Aii additional
door is being made for use of
the small truck which was recently
made by members of the fire depart
ment which will be used in answer
ing small fires.
The truck carries 500 feet of ho.se
and will be used instead of the large
truck on many trips. :
The department will have two doors
and either truck can be taken out
without bothering with the other.
Bills That Have Been Put
Before General Assembly
Some of the. state-wide bills that
have been introduced in the general
assembly to date that are. of interest
are as follows:
Abolition of toll briiiges.
Driver's license, and radio facilities
for all police and sheriff.s.
Acquisition of scenic parkway right.-:
of way. (W. G. Byers upon his re
turn from Raleigh last week stated
that he had never known of one group
iri accord With one project as the
senate was with this bill.)
Prohibition of slot machines.
Repeal of absentee ballot law.
Prohibition of drunken driver?, If
passed would require year suspension
of driving privileges.
Unemployment insurance, providing
minimum allowance of $3 weekly.
Transportation of school children
would provide that bus be driven net
to exceed 30 miles an hour and be
equipped with safety glass. Drivers
would be at least 25 . years old. .
Stronger beer- would raise alcoholic
content from 3.2 to 4.5 per cent.
Registration of voters Mf any voter
wanted to change party .affiliation
would require to do so Jn writing be
fore registrar. " .
Compensation of precinct officers
would raise fee from $2 to $3 a day.
Hours of election would be fixed
at from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Vaccination of dogs all dogs vac-
cin'ated against rabies once a year for
all dogs over six months old.
Waynesville's Public Library now has a sign
on the door which reads: "Closed for lack of funds"
Lee. Rogers Has A
Good Business Go
ing With Tobacco
Ia'o V. Rogers, a progressive fa.ni.
er of -Clyde, has worked up a flourishing-
mail order business on smok
ing and chewing tobacco. Mr.
Rogers grows hw own tobacco and
selects thi' type- best suited for
smoking and chewing, and together
with special flavoring flavors the
men mix the t.oHaeco according to
their, own taste
liming the past two years Mr.
Hoige.s lias -old over ;!,.',Ol) pounds
by mail order, lie advertises in the
leading I' ini paper.- in the 'country,
and h.is worked up a business that
keeps him busy aim s t all year 'round;
llr Rogers at one time was a man.
ilfactu.er of' plug twist tobacco, and
it. was in. this way that be learned
ju.-t what .'.type of chewing tobacco
t hat m : people like.
Of Bonus On 29th
Mass Meeting Of Haywood I'ost
No. 17 Will He Held In Court
House Next Tuesday
The evening of Tuesday, January
29th, has been set as Bonus Night by
state officials of the American Le
gion, and the Haywood Post, togeth
er With the other 150 posts in the
state will hold mass meetings at that
time ami bear via -radio": slate com
mander discuss the bonus, question.:
The meeting here will be held in
the court room at the courthouse; .ac
cording" to T. (J. Massif, commander
of the local organization.
Mr: Miissie said: "If there ever was
a time that the legion needs you and
you rued the Ix'gion it is now. Don't
let anything keep you away from this
meeting. The state commander will
speak over the radio" at 7:45 mid tell
each post just what steps to take in
regard f' the bonus (pie.-ton.
Commander Massie said there would
be a radio installed in the court room
for the occasion.
"If you are interested in getting
immediate cash for your bonus you
will attend this meeting and let it
be known by your vote," he continued.
Payment. ; of pensions to make
quarterly, payment instead of semi
annual to Confederate veterans.
Compensation of election office rs
not less: than $3 and not more than $5.
Abolition of official markers at elec
tions.; Sick leave, for teachers teachers
allowed seven days each school year.
Commissioners to fix " 'salaries; to
appoint and fix salaries of tax collec
Abolition of county offices eommis
sioners would have power to consoli
date Or abolish offices of county.
Witness fees salaried law enforce
ment officers would not be allowed
witness fees in court.
Referendum on whiskey to admit
to the voters of the state the .question
of controlling the sale of whiskey in
North Carolina. It would provide for
a referendum on Tuesday after the
second Monday in July, the voters to
indicate the first and second choice
between: 1 retaining present law;
2 Quart law control (one quart pet
person each 15 days) issued only to
heads of families; 3 Open sale method
a $100 state tax-plus city tax.
Death by hanging to substitute
death by hanging under sentence of
law for death by electrocution. Sheriff
would do hanging in jail-yard enclos
ure in presence of 18 t 36 respectable
citizens, and two physicians,
I ', '
On Extension Of
Soco (Jap Road
A second survev tiartv started to
work Monday at Cherokee on the ex-!
lu'iuc western end of the scenic park
way route from Cherokee towards
Soco Cap, it was learned from Krank
W. Miller. Preliminary surveys have
been under wav for some time, and
much of the route has been (lagged.
The new survey heads through Soco
valley toward Soco Cap and 'tends'
to hold to the side bills A previous
survey, made by the state highway
commission along the -route before if
was decided to include the Cherokee
Soeo Cap link in the parkway, 'held
more towards the cent ei of t he valley.
The -survey, to be'. made !y the party
starting work Monday will con form
with specifications of the C. S. Bureau
of Public Koadi and the National
Another survey parly working on
thi' northeastern end of the parkway
route from the Virginia slate line to
wauls lllowing Kock has 'completed
running survey lines as far as ..Mull
berry Cap, about 32 "-miles northeast
of lilowing Kock I 'n'.ess weather
conditions materially slow up. the
work, the survey is 'expected to be
completed to Plowing Kock within the
next tit) days.
Plan- are also known to be unde
consideration for starting additional
survey parties on oilier segments of
the highway route later on so that the
survey of the .entire parkway route
may be speeded up. all along the line.
It is understood that these plans for
additional surveys are awaiting of
ficial approval from Washington.
Expect 125 To Be
Here For District
Some Of The Oustandinjr Work
ers Of The Methodist Church
To He On Program
Waynesville district of the Metho
dist church will meet here Monday
morning at the. Methodist church at
About-'1 25 leading laymen and pas
tors are expected to attend.
Dr. .1 II. II Iterchman will repre
sent the general hoard of missions
ami Dr.-C. C. Weaver will represent
the icoiiference hoard. Dr. 14 M.
Abernothy. missionary secretary and
Colden Cross, director Will be prc-ont
to take part, on the program.
. The institute will ! held under
the "-direction of Rev. W, A ; Kollins,
presiding elder of this district.
" Paul Hardin, Jr.; : pastor of the
local church announced that the la
dies of the church would serve lunch
at thi: noon hour.
Back From Raleigh
Three Haywood county officials re
turned Sunday from Raleigh after
having spent the week-end in the
capitol on business lor the county.
Those making the trip were W. G.
Byers. Clerk , of court, T. J. Cathey,
county auditor and W. T. Hannah,
county attorney. Mrs- Byers accom
panied them on the trip.
The three officials consulted with
Representative J, T- Bailey and others
on county matters during their stay
M r- Cathey stated that from all
observations the legislature was de
termined to complete all business and
adjourn in less time than some pre-
vious .-c.'oiia naiii 1 1 mcimio s j
wnom i t-aiKea to seemea to be one ot
accord on almost everything," he said;
"and they fieem tq be determnined on
finishing up in quick order."
6 CHILDREN DIE IN WRECK
Dead wood, S. Dak. Six children
were killed and thirteen injured when
the bus in which they , were riding
collided with a truck on a narrow
bridge near Piedmont. The children,
members of veterans' families at CCC
Camp, were being transferred from
school to camp. . '.-J,
ANNUAL C. OF C.
BE HELD ON 31st
Directors In Session l ast Mon
day Night Termed Last Year
As Hest In Years
Hectors of th,. local Chamber
nerce met last Monday night
Thursdav niebt. .lanuarv ,'ilst.
- '''! date for the annual election
! elli.ei- ;uid a survey of the work
don by organisation during the
-; i! year.
1 he meet ing will be
court room of. the court
ning at S o'clock.
held in the
President .1. Wilford Kay will name
a nominating commit tee ' before the
date of the meeting.
All nlemlx-rs of the organirr'
are urged to bo in attendance, an
others who are interested in the v
that the body centemplate.s doing d..
ing the coming year.
It was the-general opinion among
the directors Monday night, after dis
cussing th,.. reports, that thf, season
of ll'.'il was one of the most success
ful that the local organization had
ever bad. It was al.so the general
opinion of the board that the coming
season would afford n greater oppor
tunity for th, organization to perform
a specific duty to the eommunity than
Although no formal plans were dis
cussed by the present hoard for the
coming year because that will be up
to the newly elected officers, those
present did, .however, f'o on record
favoring In-pinning immediately in
..making plans for the reason and get
ting publicity in the hands of pros
pect iye visitors at, an early date.
Idist year the two chambers of-commerce-
were merged and were late in
getting started, but this year plans
are to be well underway with all pro
jects Infore "th,. season opens.
I he present officers of , the organi-
r.at ion are:
.1. Wilford liny, president',
.'P. tiny Massie, vice president.
W. Curtis Russ, second vice presi
KnioSt P. Withers, secret nry-drc-as.
Mis. Hilda Way (iwyn. asMslaiit
Directors: Crank -W. Miller. .1. II.
Howell Hugh Massie, Cuy Massie,
'P. I,. Creon, W. A. Hradley, .lames
Atkins, R. P, Prevost, and W. Curtis
Will Convene On
Monday, Feb. 1th
Haywood county Superior. Court f
the trial of criminal' cases, iiresid
over bv Judge.' .1. A. Uousseau
N'oith Wilkesboni, will Conveno here
.Monday, February !. "
The following: li.-l of juror.s will
occupy places in the jury box and
grand jury for the next 12 months will
First week: Waynesville township,
Carl Med ford. R. IL Morris, .(, How
ell, 1). II. .Turpin. Fred (libsotl, d
Ix'at Iwrwood, James
Peavenlam, F R. Rice
ton, John Cole. F. M.
f'laik., V, N. Worley.
Reeves Rathbone. H. I
, Charlie Pax.
Hyers, 1). K
'.. Nolaml; Iron Duff, Jess Fulbright
(Jlen Tate, J M MeClure ; Cecil, A.
M. Frazier. H. A. Reece; White Onk,
Boli Peathei wood, J. B. Hill; Pigeon,
Wavne Terrell. Caston Burnett, W.
A. Moore, Albert C. Messer ; Ivy Hill,
R. C VCampbell, Frank Nichols, S.
C Queen; Jonathan's - (reek, J W.
Teague, John Ha. r. ll, W. II. N'elson;
Kn- Fork. F. II. f'ogburn, C. N.
Rhodes; ('atalooclice, J. R.Caldwell,
X. M. Messer; CrCrec, R. C. San
ford, '.Bob Messer; Clyde, (ieorge IP
.J 6n.es. '..-
. Seeoiid week : Wayhe.sville. T. "d
McFJroy, Fad Martin. R. (). Alien;
P.eaveidam, (ieorge : Maness, C,. IF
Wilson, Jess Ward, .(;: S; Shepherd,
C. H, Silvers, , J. M. II ipns; Jonat ban's
Cieek, (Jle.iin Boyd; Pigeon:" (. M.
Stamey, Thomas Mich;.' el, R. K. Cath
ey.. Ralph Riddle; Fines Creek; C. C,
Chambers ; Clyde; Je.rr-'.' Rogers. White
Oak. I! R. ,,; .; V'.:' ' Fork. J. X.
Garner. r . .. -
WKARS DRKSS 50 YKARS
Allison, iowa. Mrs. Ida Webber,
SO, of (larksville, has worn the same
black .woolen dress fo church every
SundaV fo: FiO vears. .
WHAT DO YOU
This week Uncle Abe nut
ori his thinking- cap and
started his intelligence test
its a real te.-t. Ife claims
only members of t he brain
trust can possibly pass it-
perhaps you can turn to it
now and see.