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;rThan Hot Cakes
Li-t Boss, - vice-chief of
tribe, is just back
Florida. He went
' motional tour, and carried
.J some 5,000 pamphlets
(,e Reservation. .
his week, "Mac" Pointed
i ,,s literally mobbed by
I jn Florida wanting the
L He wore native dress
i the time, and he had to
L, h said, or he would
"n out his wares In the
Work To Start Soon In
TTTs O T1
better than hot
L the most beautiful arrays
an Violets to De iouna any
, in the Board of Education
Almost every window sill
' with the violets of all
vron" started a long time
each secretary has tender-
i care of the nowers, mvm
m and seeing that they
k watered and "fed" plant
fKenneth Stahl is the pres
Itodian, and in charge.
Enthused Haywood County Tourist Association
Plan To Expand
Motorcade Proposed Into
Upper South Carolina Soon
reading the sidelight in
untaineer about the man
light all those things in the
lore while waning ior inc
stno. the lady put down the
Ud looked thoughtfully at
band. . '.-
know." she said, "I wish
h houeht those things. We
feed them." ,
T, Bridges, got a couple of
ting his recent vacation to
fs Atlantic Coast.
le's Just as happy as though
one day of fruitless troll
tried again and was re
About 15 minutes out of
orth, off The Palm Beaches,
iked a six-foot sailfish,' nd
it after a 20-mlnute battle,
that, he said, he had about
houn Of fishing left. .But
dy to quit "I'd gotten what
lomtnr, he explained
hu Huck around xnyyfjy
st by way of tapering bit,
M a small bonita before
!u guitt.."f . .
k days before, Mack Miller
Be Route 2, who was with
, provided a highly tasteful
by catching two dolphin.
got fillets out of them,'
declared, "that long." (And
licated about two or three
space with his two hands
lot a long reach).
impanying him on the sailfish
as Dr. Specs of New Jersey,
id their angling from the
the fishing craft "Vicamus."
the information of deep-sea
lovers, Mr. Bridges said he
jhis hook for the sailfish with
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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Bill: Tow .i tLe ali
enee receive your caaa
speech when you toll Uieia
you had never bought a
Jim: "A few cheered, but
the majority seemed to lose
65th YEAR NO, 12 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News . WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 9, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties'
I I I M - II
Soco Gap-Heintooga Area As
lit Qn $750,000' Roiid Project
The Haywood Tourist Association set up the machinery
here Wednesday night for launching a far-flung program to
bring more visitors into this area. The one-year-old associa
tion elected officers, and endorsed a proposal to join other
ocal groups in staging a concerted drive into upper South
Carolina inviting the vacationers from that state to come to
The meeting had the largest representation of- tourist
operators to ever gather here. All parts of the county were
Carl Henry, co-owner of Twin-
Brook Tourist Courts, on the Soco
Gap road, was named president,
succeeding S. E. Connatser. George
Kimball was elected vice-president,
Mrs. A. W. Phillips, secretary, and
Paul Hyatt, treasurer.
Mr. Hyatt and Mr. Kimball were
named to represent the group in
the Western North Carolina Tourist
Association, with Mr. Henry to
serve as a director on the Chamber
of Commerce board.
' The group spent some time in
adopting their constitution and by
laws. Their by-laws call for two
classes of memberships, active, and
nonvactive. Dues were set from
$5 to $15 per year for both groups,
depending upon type and size 'of
Mr. Henry, in accepting the
office, pointed out that the tourist
association was an Integra part of
(he Chamber of Commerce Just as
the JVOchantt. Association, Was 'a
unit.' Then he said: ''We have two
things to keep in mind the tourist
WllimK ijcic wants iuvtq via -ov
service he is here to rest, relax,
and enjoy himself, and he wants
service. We as tourist operators,
must see that each gets what they
want. One other point, we must
work as a unit In going after more
business, and a longer season
opening earlier in the spring, and
closing later in the fall or not
(See Tourists Page 5)
Run For Senate?
Will L. Y. BallenUne run for
United States Senate against
Senator Frank P. Graham and
former Senator Robert R. Rey
Today's column' from our
Raleigh correspondent makes a
definite prediction on the mat
ter. The answer is on the editorial
Beqr And Wine Petitions With
3,521 Signatures Given Board
Officers Capture 'Baby'
members of the Haywood
lative Breeding Asociation
ioia their annual meeting
W m the Haywood County
ession will open at 10 A. M
FUtion President 3cm H.
' said in his announcement
hat John F. Brown, N. C.
College Extension 1 rfairv
P$t. Will ho tho nrlnnlnol
jBrown is working with the
pl Breeding Association In
Ft. the meeting also the5
F of the Haywood Assocla
I1' elect three new directors,
fe financial report for 1949,
ponplans for the new year.
Garrett completed plans
p a two-day cooking school
pt weekend at Garrett
Fe Umpany. DetaUs will
The Canton area went over the
top of its $7,500 March- of Dimes
quota this week.
The folks in that section have
given $8,600, according to latest
But the Waynesville area was
"still a little short" of the quota,
reported David Hyatt, area chair
man for the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis, md Felix
Stovall, area campaign director,
However, both were optimistic
that the area's quota of $7,500
would be reached by this week-end.
Since last week-end, Unagusta
Manufacturing Company of Hazel
wood dumped $404.86 into the
campaign chest. One other firm
is expected to add to the polio
fund after payday comes Saturday
Still anticipated also are the re
(See Polio Page 8)
Dies Today After
Norman Jonathan Lewis, six-
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Lewis of Waynesville,
died at 5 a. m. today in a Durham
hospital after an extended illness:
The plight of the boy had arous
ed wide-spread sympathy through
out Haywood county during the
final months of his life.
Born in Haywood county, he
would have been seven years old
next March 29 and was once a
r si m
, - "aimer,
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To Address Lions
The members of the Waynes
ville Lions Club tonight will hear
discussions o n industry and its
problems and practices by two ex
ecutives of the Dayton Rubber
Company plant in Hazelwood.
A. H. McKinley, Dayton produc
tion supervisor, and H. A. Bourne,
the plant's factory manager, will
address the regular dinner meeting
of the club which will open at 7
P. M. at Patrick's Cafeteria. -
Jerry Rogers, chairman of the
club's program committee, an
nounced the speakers today.
Officers found this "baby" 50-gallon copper still a week ago yes--t&'day
in a .raid only oneialf inilepif ttio'inairi' highway 'near '
Balsam Gap. It was one of the smallest ever taken in Haywood
County. They also found nine 60-gallon barrels of mash. The opera
tors had fled shortly before'. The officers who took part in the raid
are, left to right: Deputy John Kerley, Roy Reece, U.S. Alcohol Tax
Unit agent of Asheville; Deputy Wade McDaniel, and Deputy. Max
Cochran. Waynesville Police Chief Orvllle Noland, who took this
picture, and Hazelwood Police Chief Ossie L. Sutton also par
ticipated. (Photo by Chief Noland).f "
Moonshiners Work Hard
For Such Little Profit
Grover Clark, 66,
Grover Clark, prominent 66-year-old
Waynesville area farmer, :s
reported in serious condition in
Haywood County Hospital.
-" Relatives gave this information
Mr. Clark, who once owned the
land on which the Mountain Test
Farm is now located, had been
confined to his home for several
member of the first grade of St. months with a heart condition prior
(See Norman Lewis- Page a) to his admittance w tne nospuai.
Many Regional Projects
Discussed Here By WNCAC
Representatives from 14 com
munities of Western North Caro
lina meeting here Tuesday heard
optimistic reports on development
of tourist trade, and agriculture.
It was the annual meeting of the
Western North Carolina Associ
ated Communities, and some 97 at
tended the luncheon at the Towne
The major projects dealt with
tourist promotion, including the
Cherokee drama, and advertising
of the section.
- However, agriculture came in for
a fair snare of the day's discus
sion, as plans were presented to
get a mobile soil testing laboratory
for the area, and the further de
velopment of the poultry laboratory
at the State Test Farm here.
Plans were also adopted for a
complete survey of the tourist fa
cilities. scenic and recreational
facilities of the 11-county area.
Officers elected were president,
Percy B. Ferebee of Andrews; vice
president, Dr. Kelly E. Bennett of
Byrson City; secretary-treasurer,
(See Regional Projects Page 5)
County Agent Wayne Corpening
today announced next week's
schedule for the series of county
wide meetings on home and farm
Home and farm agents have been
going from community to commun
ity this week, showing films and
discussing the results of a recent
study of typical Haywood County
These lectures have advised the
farmers and farm wives of the re
sults of this farm and home man
agement analysis and give recom
mendations as to the best methods
of reinvestment to bring about the
The second week's schedule is
as follows, with all meetings sched
uled to start at 7:30 P. M.: .
South Clyde at Louisa Chapel
Monday; Upper Crabtree at Crab-tree-iron
Duff School Tuesday;
Fines Creek at Fines Creek School
-Wednesday; - Dellwood - at Dell-
(See Farm Meetings Page 5)
Moonshiners are men who have
to work harder than the average
man, for lots less pay, according to
Ray Trullinger, of the Nw York
World-Telegram who was recent
ly a visitor in this area. Trullinger
is the outdoor editor of The World
Telegram, and on his last visit here
dispatched the following article to
his paper, under a Waynesville
Shooting irons no longer are con
sidered necessary items of profes'
sional equipment by rugged individ
uals of the Great Smokies who
continue to flout Uncle Whiskers'
laws with their illicit, high altitude
The former year-round open sea
son on'rdvenooers" has long since
been closed, and today exists only
between the pages of pulp maga
zines. When a still is found and
raided, locally known as "cuttin'
down a pot," the hard-working
mountaineer fades into an "ivy
slick" without firing a shot in de
fense of his enterprise and leaves
the federal men in full possession.
An "ivy slick," incidentally, is a
thick patch of mountain laurel.
Stills usually are hidden therein.
Moonshining as practiced around
here is- neither - profitable " nor a
(See Moonshiners Page 5)
Board To Meet
Plans For Starting
Check Of Names
Petitions bearing the signatures
of 3,521 Haywood people, , were
formally presented to Jerry Reg
ers, chairman of the Haywood
Board of Elections here yesterday
The petitions were presented by
Rev, M, R. Williamson, chairman
of the Civic and Morals committee
of the Haywood Ministerial Asso
elation, sponsor of the petitions.
The sponsors of the petitions are
urging that the board check the
signatures as promptly as prac
tical, in order that an election can
be colled. Slightly more than 1,500
signatures of qualified voters are
needed In order to call an election.
Mr. Rogers said his plans were
to call the other two members of
the Board of Elections for a meet
ing Saturday, and make plans for
the formal checking of the 3,521
signatures on the petitions. .
: :. . ....
A former set of petitions were
ruled incomplete, as the board
f Med W 1ngufficIen'Uumber " of
qualified voters had properly signed
the petitions. . X'
The Ministerial Association held
their regular monthly meeting
Monday, and started a check-up of
the1 petitions which were sent to
all parts of the county. At the
Monday session, the group express
ed themselves as being well pleas
ed with the response In getting
the petitions signed.
The members voted unanimously
to make public a ruling from the
Attorney General of the State of
North Carolina which states, "The
name of the precinct of the peti
tion is merely for the information
and convenience of the Board of
Elections in checking the peti
tions." The local board publlcally an
nounced that it was for this reason
many names were stricken from
the former petitions. Wording of
the present petitions, however, does
not include the precinct.
Seeks Re -Election
Wedding To Be
First New Work In Area
On Parkway Since 1942
Construction of an 8-mile link in the Parkway, and a
6-mile Parks road in the Soco Gap-Heintooga area, costing
approximately $750,000, is scheduled to get underway early,
this spring. Officials of the Bureau of Public Roads in Wash
ington today notified Charles E. Ray, chairman of the N.1. C.
Park Commission, that bids would be opened March 7 for
the 6-mile road from Black Camp Gap to Heintooga, This
is an extension of the spur of the Parkway coming into Black
Another project is ready for letting a contract, except;
for one small legal technicality, it was learned. This is the
link of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Soco Gap to Wolf
Laurel, a distance of about five miles, and then the spur of
3.2 miles to Black Camp Gap. The total distance is about
eight miles. . ...
These projects represent the first..
new construction on Park roads or
a Parkway link west of Asheville."
since a month after Pearl Harbor.:
Contractors were at work on the
Soco Gap-Big Witch link on tho '
Parkway when the United States -
entered the second World War."1
Work was halted within a month by '
the general national stop-order on
all such public projects. Lewder
milk Brothers wers the contract
In addition to the two road pro- 1
Jects, Mr, Ray states that approxi
mately $100,000 would be spent on
comfort stations and visitors facili
ties in the development of the
Balsam Mountain campground and
similar facilities at Heintooga. The
Balsam Mountain campground is on
the head of Flat Creek and is near,
the road approaching Heintooga
The two links of road would
enable motorists to travel from
Highway No. 19 to the Heintooga
overlook, which is regarded by '
m3ny as thepeak,,,bf all scenic
views in Western North Carolina.
State and federal lawyers are
now at work trying to settle a
technical . question regarding the
transfer of a small tract of land
en vol vine a Parkway right-of-way.
This question is an inter-govern
ment transfer of title, and no de
lay is expected in its solution.
The 5-mlle section of the Park
way from Soco Gap to Wolf Laurel,
is about fifty per cent intact, it
was said. During the period from
January 1942 to date, the roadbed
has washed, and eroded to the
point where considerable work will
be required to get it back in con
dition for even work machinery to
The 6-mile section from Black
Camp Gap to Heintooga is a pro
ject of the National Park Service,
while the 8-mile section of the
Parkway from Soco Gap to Black
Camp Gap is under the supervis
ion of the Blue Rrdge Parkway.
The Bureau of Public Roads is the
engineering agency for both de
partments, and provides the per
sonnel to supervise engineering
and construction of all road pro
jects for the agencies.
Civic leaders here were elated
(Seo Parkway Page 5)
by Cases Tried Before
Judge Jellies In Court
The cast of the "womanless
wedding" that proved so success
full last week will give a repeat
performance at 8 P. M. Friday,
this time in the Waynesville Town
ship High School auditorium.
Since then, the cast has been
enlarged and the script rewritten.
Last Friday night's perform
ance poured $184.50 into the Way
nesville area's 1950 March of
As last week, tomorrow night's
.show will be sponsored by Mrs.
Sam Knight's fifth grade class of
Hazelwood Elementary School. '
- David - Hyatt - Waynesville area
chairman for the National Founda
tion For Infantile Paralysis, in
announcing the "repeat" said
"about , fifty" people -called him
after the first performance to ask
(See Wedding Page 8)
Judge Zcb V. Nettles last Tues
day requested the State Highway
Patrol in Haywood County to make
an immediate mechanical inspec
tion of all school buses and to in
spect all school bus routes particu
larly for obstructions at intersec
tions. The statement referring to the
bus routes concerned those which
were on state highways.
The report on the mechanical
condition of the buses is to be made
directly to Haywood Superior
Court. . .
Judge Kettles issued his requests
from the bench during the Febru
ary criminal and civil term.
After all cases on the criminal
docket were disposed of con
tinued, tried,, or otherwise Judge
Nettles adjourned court yesterday
until Monday morning.
Superior Court Clerk Hugh
Leatherwood said only a few civil
cases are in the lineup for next
week, the final week of the term.
Among the cases disposed of
this week were the following:
James C. Sheehan and Wilburn
Nelson, pled guilty to charge of
forcible trespass, placed on three
years probation each, prayer for
judgment continued for three
years, ordered to pay prosecuting
(See Court Page 5)
SEBG BRYSON today made
formal announcement that' he
was a candidate seeking the
nomination as tax collector in the
Democratic primary in May. Mr. i
Bryson is seeking re-election to
the office he now holds.
S. Bryson Makes
Sebe T. Bryson formally an
nounced he is seeking re-election
as tax collector of Haywood coun
ty. Mr. Bryson is now serving his
first term in office.
Speculation here last week was
that he would seek re-election.
The Haywood tax collector is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Bryson,
and is married to the former Mil
dred Harrell, of Jonathan Creek.
Bryson is a graduate of the
Clyde High School, and attended
Richmond Professional Institute.
He served two years in the Euro
pean Theatre during World War
II. He is a member of the First
Baptist church of Waynesville, the
Lions Club, the Veterans of For?
eign Wars and the Young Demo
He hs taken a keen interest in
agriculture, and is a farmer in
the Iron Duff section. He also
takes an active part in the civic
life of the community.
Draw $3,386.90 Pay
The soldiers of Waynewille's
Heavy Tank Company, N. C. Na
tional Guard, last Thursday night
drew a total $3,836.90 In pay-
That represented their earnings
for the three months of work that
ended New Year's Eve.
The announcement was mada by
Capt. James M. Davis, the company
commander, this morning.
Haywood's Balance For
Cherokee Drama Is $1,750 1
Haywood county is $1,750 behind
oh the $4,000 quota to the Chero
kee Indian pageant, according to
Harry Buchanan, chairman of the
Cherokee Historical Association,
sponsor of the drama.
Mr. Buchanan made a formal re
port to the Western Carolina Com
munities Associates here Tuesday,
at which time he pointed out that
an additional $25,000 to $30,000
would have to be raised above pres
ent quotas before the drama opens
on July first. . '
"The open-air theatre is 80 per
cent completed," he laid, "but the
discontinuance of G.I. workmen on
the project is going to increase the
cost by $20,000 to 530,000 over
original estimates," the chairman
The theatre will seat 2,700, and
the seats are built of stone, cover
ed with boards. The stage is of
stone and logs. '
Electricians are now at work on
the lighting, which is an expen
sive item. The floodlights alone
are costing $10,000 and the switch
board is costing $6,300.
Mr. Buchanan said that plans
(See Cherokee Drama Page 5)
To Meet Saturday
Democratic chairmen of Hay
wood 22 precincts will meet in
executive session here Saturday
morning, to recommend three
members for places on the Board
of Elections. The recommendations
will be sent to the State Board of
Elections. " 1
W. G. Byers, chairman of the
executive committee, said this
morning that recommending tha
three members constituted " the "
major part of the proposed pro
gram. "Of course we will also discuss
some plans for the coming cam
paign," he said.
. (To Pate)
Killed .... 2
Injured . . . 8
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).