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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
I - fch pond have been
posers has completed
' KSed pond on his
Bainer has one on
farm. Both wiU
7.ith fighn8 bss' siml
i pond now three years
JbyHarry Hembree on
jfbose husband, is an
ue' v.. jxh not own
"i th.t she. favor-
,7 ponds-then she
umhlance 01 an
fZ her fishing husband
tin the season.
enalty Of Civic
L'hM of a 3-man solicit-
t. mkP a drive ior jduj
These wo eic'
inniine over their list
Uts, figured they needed
tin to meet meir hu.
,.itin their heads togeth
Ariied to make a hurried
.1. without the third mem-
. 1 I Al AvtM
penalized mm me w-
j tin for nov wii.
ike i long story short, their
frked. The Scouts have the
0 md Stovau ana uarreu
W about Abe Lincoln,
tjo Indian, getting nis dbck
particularly interesting w
r Shelton of Waynesville.
it in old acquaintance of
Jdton. In 1899 ne ana me
jo later became his wife
denta at the Indian School
Mance, where Mrs. Shel-
her husband, who has since
fere In charge of Indian
Mr. Shelton at the time
Id of the school. Mrs. Shel-
lembers Lincoln and Lena,
arae his wife, as conscien-
lidents who enjoyed wide
lack pay, which amounted
toximately $1,400, was fo?
of property by the govern-
63th YEAR NO. 15 14 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 20, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
For State Senate
To Be Built
Bide are to be received this week
on a general repair and moderniza
tion Job of rebuilding the 553-foot
bridge across the dam at Lake
Junaluska. The project will cost
about $16,000. ,
A new floor will be built., and
then covered with asphalt, accord
ing to present plans, it was an
nounced by Dr. Frank S. Love, sup
erintendent of the Lake Junaluska
New guard rails will also be
built, and the steel framework of
the bridge painted.
Fire Sets Off Gas Explosions
WILLIAM MEDFORD today an
nounced he was a candidate for
the post of State Senate in the
1951 General Assembly.
Is Candidate For
State Senate Post
' William Medford, Way ncsviile
attorney, this morning made for
mal announcement he was a can
didate for State Senate. A post
he held in the 1947 legislature.
Under the rotating rules of the
five-county district, the post alter
nates every other term between
Haywood and Henderson counties.
Last term was Henderson's time to
nominate the Senator. ;
Mr. Medford during his term In
1947 was author of the bill setting
up the N. C. Park Commission,
(See Medford Page 8)
th Officials :
orize No One
laywood County Health De
It today warned the public
authorizes no one to sell
e anywhere. :
jpuwic t a te m e n t was
Id by at least four com'
line department has re-
Jo the effect that an uni-
p salesman has been sell-
I medicine and using the
ppartment'g name to pro
ran, who said he paid the
for a bottle of the
p, reported that the man
I he had found out from
fty Health Department that
pective customer had high
flth official here declared
pita Officials Page 8)
Oi Guard Battalion
Capt. James M,i Davis. Waynes
vllle National Guard, .officer, , this
week was assigned to become ex
ecutive officer of the third battal
ion,' teoth. Infantry of the North
Carolina National Guard.'
He was' commanding officer of
the Waynesville Heavy Tank Com
pany, which he organized in 1947,
when the orders were received.
The assignment carries a promo
tion to the rank of major.
The arders also assigned First
Lt. Sam Carswell, the Tank Com
pany's executive officer, as Com
pany commander, succeeding Cap
The headquarters of the Third
Battalion are in Morganton. But
Captain Davis will remain in Hay
A resident of Hazelwood, h e
works in Canton.
Both officers are veterans
(See Capt Davis Page 8)
Minor Gashes In
A State Hishwav Patrol rar lift
U. S. 19A-23 near the U. S. Fish
Hatchery at Balsam , Thursday
afternoon, careened into the bank
on the right hand side of the road,
men swerved across the highway,
bounced through a field, crashed
through Sheriff R. V. Welch's
fence, turned over at least once,
and finally came to rest on its top
in a smau creek.
State Highway Patrolman
Charles Lindsay of Sylva, was
thrown out of the car as it hit the
He gashed the back of his head,
sKinned a leg, and got wet.
An hour after the accident, he
was released from Haywood Coun
ty Hospital and returned home.
State Highway Patrol- Corporal,
who investigated, quoted Lindsay
as saying his car went out of con
trol when a shock absorber broke
loose.; . -..;
,. ne quoted ' an eye witness as
saying the Patrol car's rear wheels
were shimmying badly Just before
it left the road. : ....
-' Lindsay wail drtvintf' from" Sylva
to Waynesville on business when
the accident occurred,
2,700 Acres Will
Be Auctioned Soon
A flash fire sweeps through the Rulane Gas Company's plant at Charlotte, Saturday, to set off a
series of explosions which caused damage estimated at $50,000. The fire started when a big tank
truck was being filled with propane gas from a railway tank car. Plant off iclals said no one was Injured.
Mr. and Mrs.
Knight Win Polio
Mr. and Mrs, Sam Knight of
Hazelwood last Friday night were
announced formally as the win
ners of the contest to raise funds
for the Haywood County polio
drive, , .
They were presented with a
certificate by Mr. Fisher, execu
tive of Fontana Village, symbolic
of the first prize week's expense-paid
vacation at the moun
tain resort during a broadcast
over Station WHCC,
i Mr. and Mrs.. Knight won the
award for (raJvlng mere than $404
during the 1950 March of Dimes
campaign in this county.
Observe 25th Anniversary
Of Club; Cite Projects
Editor's note The following is ganlzing meeting of the club were
an extract from an address made
at Rotary Friday by J. H. Howell,
in observance of the Club's 25th
anniversary, Mr, Howell is a char
ter member of the club.
Surveyors have completed the
task of dividing the 2,700 acres
of the Welch property on Balsam
road into 40 small farm and timber
tracts for an auction sale, March sped for the good of the past, by
I have not followed the prescrib
ed program for such an occasion
as this. I shall. Instead, discuss
the history, and the organization,
as well as some of the accomplish
ments of our club in the observ
ance of its 25th anniversary.
The Rotary Club of Baltimore,
on their 25th anniversary used as
their subject, "Wtty Do We Cele
brate?" I like their Introductory
paragraph to the answer, which is:
"Men are measured by their re
'orty-second annual Hcla.
fontest held bv th nnrr
p Chapter, Daughters of
an Revolution for boys
- "ramie township High
w be jtaeed in tho eMinni
r.Wednesday morning at
?P? itt the contest will
os, jimmy Swift, Don
-lassie, Bobby Comp-
owmey, and Sam
education, will preside
Jmes w K-nn.
f"1 the medal to the wln-
The property faces Highway No.
19A-23 for a mile and a half from
Pleasant Balsam Baptist church to
the Gordon Road, opposite Barber's
Orchard. R. V. Welch and associ
ates own the property, which has
been named "Rolling Meadows".
Penny Brothers will auction the
property on Monday, March 13th,
k t " onry and Mon
lday air and t Ht.
wed hv r iempera-
51 farm) 6 oI the
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10 Rural Road Jobs
In Haywood Set To
Begin Early In March
Ten Haywood County road projects are among those
being advertised by the State Highway and Public Works
Commission for contract letting early in March. The projects
are part of the Commission's two million dollar secondary
road program. Bids, will be received from contractors until
March. 2. ':. ' .' V . :--:"' : " ''
TheprjoJfjtlls,Jior, the hard-surfacin of 12 miles of
the following county roads: ; - ;
Crabtree Mountain; Fiberville River; Lake logan;
Aliens Creek; Hyatt Creek; Plott Creek; Eagle's Nest; Howell
Mill; and Fines Creek. . r ;V
Specifications were also advertised on 61 other highway
projects throughout the state in the largest letting ever held
by the Highway Commission. Commissioners at their month
ly meeting on March 7 will review low bids after which con
tracts will be awarded. v
$25,000 In Haywood
School Bonds Sold
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Mcsser today announced that
$23,000 worth of Haywood school
bonds was sold last week at the
amazingly low interest rate of
.2302 per cent. '
The bonds, sold bv the North
Carolina Local Government Com
mission, went to Kirchofer and
Arnold Associates of Raleigh, Che
Mr. - Messer declared the low
interest bid was an Indication of
the excellent rating Haywood Coun
ty's credit has throushout the
The usual Interest rate on oub-
lio bonds of this type is 4V4 per
cent. The money from the bonds
will be used to fireproof boiler
rooms in two buildings at the
Fines Creek School and in one each
at Lake Junaluska, East Waynes
ville, Central Elementary. Hazel-
wooa Elementary, Rock Hill, Mag.
gie, and Cruso Schools.
He explained that this project
wouia De m compliance with rec
ommcndatlons made by the state
school survey commilttee which In
spected the county school buildings
here last fall in connection with
the proposed state school bond
Bream To Be
Put In Lake
Sometime this spring, thousands
of bass and bream wilt be "plant
ed" in Lake Junaluska.
The application has been made
by Dr. Frank S. Love, superinten
dent, and plans are moving for
ward in meeting his request.
The level of the' Lake will not be
lowered. Jbls spring unless vjome
unforseen emergency arises,, Dr.
Love said. 4
Everything will be done to make
the Lake one of the choice fishing
spots in Western North Carolina,
he pointed out. "
their devotion to' the duties of the
present, and by their vision in sur
veying the future. By -this token
it is that we of Rotary pause to
pay fitting tribute to its founding
pioneers of yesterday, to point with
pride to the accomplishments of
today, and dedicate itself to the
task that, may filter out of the mists
of tomorrow. To such an end this
celebration and this ' historical
sketch blend their talents."
When I found that my memory
was rather dim regarding the child
hood of this club, and the birth
certificate had been misplaced, I
turned to the only other available
source, The Mountaineer. There 1
found that my memory and the
paper Were very much alike dim
med with age, and showing signs
The ceremonies of the formal or-
held in the dining room of the
Methodist church, with some 50
members of the Asheville club and
24 local members attending.
The district governor and prin
cipal speaker was Major Haywood
Mahon, of Greenville, He was as
sisted by Fred Kent, president of
the Asheville club in the organiza
The first officers of the Waynes
ville club were Rev. J. T. Mangum,
president, S. H. Bushnell, vice-president;
Ernest L. Withers, secretary,
and Hilliard B. Atkins, treasurer.
The board of directors were: The
odore M. McCracken, J. M. Long,
and J. H. Howell.
The charter members Included
besides those above: Dr. J. F. Abel
Chas. Padgitt, T. Lenoir Gwyn, E.
Hyatt, L. M. Killian, W. L.
Lampkin, F. E. Martin, W. C. Phil-
lips. Dr. N.'-M. Medford, Dr. J. R.
McCracken, G. C. Plott, F. G. Rlp
petoe, S. C. Satterwait, Sr., J. Dale
Stentz, Dr. S. L. Stringfield, Dr.
Thos. Stringfield, H. J. Sloan and
The first meetings were held in
the former Green Tree Tea Room,
and then later moved to the Meth
dlst church, Baptist church, Ho
tel Gordon, and several other
(See Rotariana Page 2)
Banks To Be
Closed All Day
The First National Bank of
Waynesville and the First State
Bank of Hazelwood will be clos
ed all day' Wednesday, February:
22, in honor of George Washing
R. L. lJUSTICE of "Pigeon who
announced last week he was a
candidate for member of the
board of Commissioners. Mr. Jus
tice has been active in the rural
road program and has served as
member of the Bethel School
Board. (Photo by Ingram's Stu-dio).
Seeks Re -Election
C. H. Leatherwood
Clerk Of Court
Hugh Leatherwood, Haywood's
clerk of court since May, 1941, this
morning formally " announced he
was a candidate for re-election.
Mr. Leatherwood, long active in
the Democratic party, a native of
Haywtod, held a post with , the
State Highway Commission from
l'(31 to 937, at whlc't time he be
came State Gasoline and Oil In
spector for the Department ; of
Revenue. ;, He held this post until
becoming clerk of court in May,
i ;!., ; -v- 1 --'v -
He also takes an active part in
the Young Democratic .organiza
tion of the state and district-
HUGH LEATHERWOOD tis
morning announced' he would
seek re-election5 is Clerk j of
Court, a post he has held since
Cake Nets Scouts
$25 In Cold Cash
Rotarians had a birthday Fridav.
Including a beautiful two-tier cake,
but it was the Boy Scouts who
profited from the occasion. .
Before the cake was cut. the
committee in charge of the annual
Boy Scout drive suggested that the
cake be sold and the proceeds put
into the scout fund.
Each Rotarian got a slice of cake,
and the Scout fund $25. Each
member paid up to 50 cents per
slice for his club's birthday cake.
Dr. N. M. Medford donated the
3 Escape Injury
In Truck Mishap
A pickup t truck turned over a
half mile west of the Spic 'N Span
Grill on the Balsam Highway at
11 p.m. Saturday, but the three
teen-agers riding in it escaped In
State Highway Patrolman Joe
Murrill quoted the driver, Roy Os
car; Smathcrs, 18, of Waynesville,
route 2, as saying he ran the truck
off the road when he was blinded
by the lights of an approaching
car. ' C - -,
The truck turned over, he con
tinued, as he attempted to turn
back into the. highway to avoid
crashing into a bridge abutment.
Riding with him were Alden Mc
Cracken, and Lorena Haynes. of
Waynesville, route 2, both 17 years
Murrill estimated the damage to
the truck at about $100.
D. J. Noland Is
D. J, "Doc" Noland this morn
ing formally announced he was a
candidate seeking re-election as a
member of the board of commis
sioners, a post he has held since
Mr. Noland is a well known
Haywood farmer, stockraiser and
operator of the Waynesville Mill.
He said this mornirig, "for the
past four years I have served the
citizens of this county as commis
sioner, and have studied the needs
and gone on record supporting
those projects as far as we could
see our way clear. In the four
years 1 have learned a lot about
the county, and with this exper
ience, would like to continue to
represent my f ellow-cjtlzens on the
board." . ,
j Mr." Noland is active in farm
circles, and a member of the First
Baptist church, and also the! Junior! Noland hi
Order. ,1 . the board
Seeks Re -Election
Mb ' i i
Way Mease Is In
Race For Place
Way Mease, Pigeon township
farmer, stockraiser and civic lead
er, today formally announced he
was a candidate for a place on the
Board of Commissioners.
This Is Mr. Mease's first time to
seek public office.
He is a veteran of World War
I, and is at present a member of
the county draft board. During
World War II he served as a mem
ber of the county Food Produc
tion Committee, in addition to du
ties as a AAA committeeman. He
is also a Demonstration farmer. He
was active in many programs dur
lng the war, including scrap drive
and the sale of war bonds.
Mr. Mease is a Methodist and
James Christian Pfohl will bring:
his Davidson College band to
the Waynesville Township High
School auditorium ' tomorrow
night for a concert. Rated as one
of the South's finest musicians,'
the Davidson College music di- '
rector also is conductor of the v
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
and director of the Transylvania
Music Camp which is held every '
summer near Brevard. The con
cert Will start at 8 p.m.
Band To Give
Concert At WTHS
The crack 54 - piece Davidson
College band, conducted by James
Christian Pfohl, will hold a con
cert at 8 P. M. Tuesday at the Way-
nesvlLU ., Township High School
,(Udlt61tl.l:;f:,,.'-. '"t -
While they are here, the mem
bers of the band will be the guests
of Waynesville High School music
students. , ' ;;,
Their appearance. on their home
ward Journey after a successful
southern tour, is being sponsored
by the high school's , Music Stu
The box office receipts will help
pay for purchasing awards for Way
nesvllle's outstanding student mu
sicians. ' , . . ' '
Mr. pfohl, who has earned the
(See Davidson Band Page 8)
Goes To Mexico
Aaron Prevost left Friday by
plane for Yucaton, Mexico where
he will be the guest of the Dean
Company of Chicago on a visit to
a Mexican Lumber Company. He
will be taken on an inspection
tour of the lumber company's oper
ations and will especially note the
process of growing, cultivating,
and manufacturing mahagony.
Mr. Prevost, who is connected
with the Unagusta Manufacturing
Company of Hazelwood and the
Cherokee Furniture Company at
Bryson City, is one of several
furniture manufacturers from the
States who will make the trip.
He will be gone about ten days.
At State Meeting
H. R. Caldwell. Sr., of Iron Duff,
represented Haywood county at
last week' three-day North Caro
lina Farm Bureau Convention in
The session ended last Wednes
day.. ' ';, ,
He reported that the Francis
Cove Chord BustersJack Kelly,
Wayne Edwards, Paul Franklin and
Earl Hoglen proved highly popu
lar singers all through the con
vention and were constantly in de
mand for entertainment.
The four members of the quartet
and Assistant County Agent Wavre
Franklin accompanied Mr. Caldwell
on the trip.
D. J. "Doc" NOLAND this morn
ing formally announced he would
seek re-election as a member of
the board of commissioners. Mr.
Noland has been a member of
On Senate From
Ballentine As Yet
State Agriculture Commission
er L. y. (Stag) Ballentine had
not announced his candidacy for
the V. S. Senate op to 2 p. m
today, the Mountaineer learned
by telephone from the Associated
Press bureau in Charlotte,
Earlier reports from Raleigh
were to the effect that Ballen
tine was expected to make an
official announcement some time
today regarding hia Intentions
to run for Senator Frank Gra
Police Arrest .
14 Over Week-End
Waynesville policemen this week
end mafie 14 arrests, nine of them
for public drunkenness.
'- The - others included: one each -for
drunken drivipg, violating the
prohibition law, ... and driving
through a red traffic light. Two
other arrests were for affray.
The count was for the period
from ; Saturday ; morning through
midnight Sunday. .
:. - . (To Date) .
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol). -