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laH brown dog trot-
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day, waited for the traf
tn chanae. looked both
land down the street, then
briskly across. On tne
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me side, then I J me omer,
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fate later he backed out a-
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to of them then went to
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hen crossed the street to-
and stepped Into a car
ly the curb. ;
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Charles Isley was being
id at the Davidson Col
Id concert Tuesday night,
throated horn of a Diesel
e blasted forth.
second, It sounded as if
were comlrig fronxaijjnj
in the band) an-j
r the Waynesville band
A puzzled look came on
of many in the audience,
! were more bewildered
James Christian A. Pfohl.
sf the Davidson band, who
jting for Mr. Isley to come
rth Carolina Motor Ve-
panment yesterday an.
I we aismissal of two
f nway Patrolmen for rac
h Balsam highway.
r"ea press ' report
P Department as saylne
P were Charles D. Llnd-
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pas injured last Thurs
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and turned over in
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f bad been with the patrol
Published Twice-AAVeek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
, Peak years of mental ac
tivity must be between 4 and
17. At 4. be knows all the
question at 17. all iU
65th YEAR NO, Is'lSPAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEBfc 23, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Coun til
Mr. And Mrs. Knight Receive Polio Campaign Award
Harold Fisher, assistant manager of Fontana Village, presents Mrs. Sam Knight of Hazclwood the ccr-
tincaie symDouc oi, me nrst prize in the contest to raise funds for Haywood County's 1950 March of
Dimes campaign. It means Mrs. Knight and her husband (to her right), will spend a week's expense-
paid vacation at the Village as the winning couple. The award was presented during a broadcast in the
studios of Station WHCC. Left to right are David Hyatt, Waynesville area chapter chairman for the
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; Mrs. Ben Phillips of Station WHCC; Mr. Fisher, Felix
Stovall, director of the 1950 Waynesville area polio campaign; Mrs. Knight, Hugh Terrell (behind Mrs.
Knight),' director of the Bethel area polio campaign; Mr. Knight; Edwin Haynes, director of the polio ;
campaign in the Canton area; Roy McKinnish, Clyde area campaign director; and Blue Robinson,
Station WHCC announcer. (Mountaineer photo by Ingram's Studio).
Contract' Given For New Bridge At Lake; And
Work On $75,000 MoM
At Lake To Start , Soon
New Bridge Over Dam
To Be Completed By
May 15th; Will Be
Modern In Design
A contract was awarded here
Wednesday for the re-building of
the 555-foot bridge across the Lake
Junaluska dam to the Asheville
Dr. F. S. Love, suerlntendent,
said that construction is slated to
begin within 20 days, and the con
tract calls for completion by May
The new bridge will be modern
in every detail, and the contracts
calls for painting all the steel now
in use which will be utilized in the
A heavier bridge flooring, spec
ial . treated will be used in the
About $15,000 will be spent on
For Clerk of Court
REA To Improve .
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Main Trunk Lines
C. of C. Will
The annual Chamber of Com
merce banquet will be held on
Friday, April 21, the board of di
rectors decided here Tuesday night.
Carl Goerch, editor of The State,
is slated to be the principal speak
er. :' ' '. .
Full details of the program have
not been completed, but Charles
Ray, chairman, said today that
varied forms of entertainment, to
gether with some down-to-earth
matters which would make the
evening of importance to every
The directors approved plans for
being co-sponsors to. a motorcade
into upper South Carolina as a
means of promoting expanded
tourist business. ' .
Several plans of promotion were
approved by the board, with de
tails to be worked out in plenty of
time to get work underway in lime
to reach prospective visitors in late
An expansion project costing about $217,000 on REA trunk
lines in the county is scheduled to get underway at an early
date, it was learned from R. C. Sheffield, manager of the. Hay
wood Electric Membership Corporation. , ' ;
Heavier lings will be strung1 along the main trunks,' mak
ing most of the- circuits 3-phase, Mr. Sheffield said. About
100 miles of lines are included in. the project.
The work is being done in order
Children Sure Of
The nation-wide coal strike has
forced schools throughout the
country to close.
But Haywood County's boys'
'and girls are certain of a warm
winter when they go to class.
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer'a office this morn
ing reported the Haywood schools
are pretty well fixed, for coal
for the rest of the winter.
' As usual, the county bought a
large supply of the fuel last
summer to take care of the cold
weather. And this supply was
supplemented several weeks ago
by the receipt of two more
freight carloads, which were dis
tributed to all the district
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coward and
Robert Coward of Hill Street were
guests of friends in Gastonia this
Jilizer Plant IMihuj
C. J. ReeceToTake
Part On District
Program of Merchants
no TTw : i :
lr i- icnuuer
F8 IS makino ,t...
y.itas ie8rned today
' Pson, general
" ua nave had to
I colder Th uy n"rsday,
noon. -' ""ner in
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make certain mechanical adjust
ments, with each day seeing a grad
ual increase in. production. The
capacity of the plant is 150 to 160
tons per day.
' All the fertilizer is being packed
under the brand name of the firm
"Blue Bidge Brand". Dealers in
a wide area will handle the prod
ucts, of the firm.
Mr. Thompson said that right
now about 18 men were employed,
and tentative plans are for ship
ping to begin about March 10th.
The fertilizer made now is in the
curing stage, and will be bagged
and shipped early next month,
Two From Here Attend
State REA Meeting
R.C. Sheffield and Jack Parton
are attending the REA quarterly
meeting in Raleigh this week. Mr.
Sheffield is manager of the Hay
wood Electric Membership Cor
Mr.' Parton will take a special
course in meter testing while at
C J. . Reece, president of the
Merchants Association here, is
scheduled to participate in the dis
trict program In Asheville Monday,
when officials of all similar groups best to enter
to take care of heavier lotfds, and
to give a more even flow of cur
Included in the projects, will be
the addition of a number of safety
switches, and other modern equip
ment, all designed for better ser
vice to customers, Mr. Sheffield
Plans are to begin the expansion,
or modernization program this
The organization now operates
in six counties, serves about 3,700
customers from 750 miles of lines.
Plans already approved will dd
about 600 more customers to . the
lines, and about 175 more miles of
Lines are services In Haywood,
Buncombe, Macon, Franklin, Jack
son and Into Raburn county, Ga.
To Be Put 1
In Soon On
Town forces plan to push to early
completion, the laying of 2,500 ad
ditional feet of 6-inch cast Iron
water mains in Aliens Creek com
munity. Just as soon as the 6-inch
lines 'are completed,, plans are to
begin construction of 2,500 feet of
4-inch lines in the same commun
ity. ' :,''.;' "r
O. C Ferguson, town manager
satd that ;sbdut four Hre hydrants
would be Installed on the 'lines,
and the 4-inch line would be laid
on the streets to the right of the
present highway. :
The town recently put. in about
3,000 feet of 6-inch lines In the
Sometime this spring, plans are
to, put in a 4-inch line on Balsam
street, with several fire hydrants.
, (Photo by Ingram's Studio)
J. B. SILER this morning offici
ally entered the race for Clerk
J. B. Siler Is A
Clerk Of Court
Sam Bradley Is
Not Candidate In
Sam Bradley, who has often been
mentioned as a possible candidate
for sheriff, said today:
"While I appreciate the Interest
my friends have shown, and the
encouragement given me, I find
that it is not practical for me to
enter the" race for sheriff at this
Mr. Bradley has been connected
with The Champion Paper and
Fibre Company for 27 years, and
decided today he did hot think it
the campaign this
meet to discuss mutual problems, spring.
USDA Sending 335
Bushels Of Apples
For Schools Here
Haywood County's school boys
and girls can be looking for apple
pie or apple dumplings or baked
apples or just plain apples, any
way, when they go to their cafe
teria for lunch any day now.
Mrs. Rufus Siler, supervisor of
the county's school lunch program,
said today a shipment of 335 bush
els of apples iwas expected soon
from the U. S. Department of
They will be distributed t0 the
school's 23 lunch rooms and the
County Home. Canton city schools
as well as t h e county district
schools will get their share of
The USDA is sending the apples
free of charge under Us nation
wide school lunch program.
J, B.. SUer formally announced
this morning he Is a candidate for
the office of Clerk of Court.
Mr. Slier Is seeking his first
public office in making -his an
nouncement. He is well known in
Haywood, and has been associated
with the business, civic and church
life of the county all his life. After
graduating , from high school, lie
entered-Waker Forest College.
After that he was manager
the grocery department of C.
Ray's Sons, and then went to work
for the American Tobacco Com
pany for nine years, and later with
the Aluminum Company of Amen
ca for 3 years.
Early in 1942 he enlisted in the
Army, and spent several years un
der fire in Europe. After receiV'
(See Slier -Page 8)
20 Units Of Modern
Motel To Be Ready
For Use At Lake
Ground is slated to be broken
soon on the 20-unlt modern motel
on the Lake Junaluska Assembly
grounds, near the West Gate, It
was learned from Dr. F. S. Love
this morning, .
Architects are pusning to com-
petlon the blue prints for the proj
ect, which Is expected to cost about
Dr. Love said the contract should
be let In a few weeks, and plans
are to have the 20-unlts completed
for use this season. The units will
be small three and four room
apartments, with kitchenette. The
plans will be drawn tor so sucn
units, with Only 20 to be built for
With the v completion of the
Motel, we will have just about any
type of accommodations one could
wish for at: the Lake," Dr. Love
said. "We will have the hotels,
boarding houses, cottages, and
the Motel apartmnets. That should
meet the requirements of a large
number of people."
The Motel will be built between
the West Gate and the Cafeteria
on the opposite side of the street
Very soon, work is also scheduled
to begin in grading and filling-in
the area on the left of the road
lust inside the crounds at the West
Gate entrance. The upper part of
the Lake will W dredged and the
dirt used for filling in the area,
Dr. Love said
To Play Here
On March 7
Day Of Prayer
To Be Observed
Presbyterians, Baptists, . Episco
palians, and Methodists of the
community will meet tomorrow af
ternoon at 3:30 O'clock at the First
Presbyterian Church to observe
the World Day of Prayer.
'Mrs. C. N. Clark will lead the
service on the theme, "Faith of
Our Time". Taking part on the
program will be Mrs. W. T. Craw-
Mrs. Robert Murphey of Spring
field, Oregon, who is visiting
friends and relatives in Clyde, will
be the guest of Mrs. Thad A.
Cathey this week end.
The North Carolina Little Sym
phony, conducted by Dr. Benja
min Swalin, will come to Waynes
ville for concerts on March 7, ac
cording to an announcement by
Mrs, Frieda Knopf, local chairman
of the Symphony Committee,
A children's program will be
played in the afternoon at 1:15
o'clock In the Waynesville High
School Auditorium and will be
broadcast over Station WHCC.
The adult concert will be pre
sented in the evening at the same
place. The time has not as yet been
The concerts here are made pos
sible by the Symphony Society
membership drive held last 'all.
A membership card in the Sym
phony Society will serve as admis
sion to the evening concert, as well
(Photo by Infrsm's Studio) ,
DAVID F. UNDERWOOD. JR..
today made formal announce
ment he was a candidate for
chairman of the Board of Com- '
missioners. He announced an 8
point platform, . "
Is Candidate For
Making public an 8-point plat
form,, David F. Underwood, Jr.,
this morning formally announced
he was a candidate 'tor chairman
of the Board of Commissioners.
jectlves for a county government,
and his propoMls.'whlch are pub
lished on page six of the second
section of todas issue. The list
includes: publication of a list of
all county expenditures, no secret
meetings, lower taxes, rural fire
protection, further development of
economic resources of the county.
Mr. Underwood is seeking his'
first public office. He is a graduate
of Waynesville high, where he
starred as an athlete.
In 1937 he entered the lumber
; (See Underwood Pace 8)
ford, Mrs. Harry Sullivan, Mrs.
M. G. Stamey, Mrs. Frank S. Love, as to all other Society-sponsored
Mrs. Frederick Way, and Mrs. R. R, concerts throughout the. state this
Miss Bette Hannah will serve as
W. ROY FRANCIS ALSO
SERVED AS PRESIDENT
OF ROTARY CLUB HERE
In listing the presidents of the
Waynesville Rotary Club the name
W. Roy Francis was missed through
error. Mr. Francis served as presi
dent of the Club several years ago.
Young Democrats To Meet Here On Saturday
Young Democrats and candidates
for political offices i are expected
here Saturday from throughout the
western district for the annual ral
ly of the Haywood County Young
Democratic Club. ' '
Thad Eure, North Carolina Sec
retary of State, and U. S. Rep.
Monroe Redden will appear on the
program which will open with a
dinner at 7:30 p.m. at the Hazel
wood School. i
Eure, a popular speaker who has
become a figure familiar to Hay
wood County audiences, advised in
a letter to Young Democratic
headquarters this week he , ex
pected to arrive in Waynesville
between 5 and 5:30 p.m.
Arrangements for the session are
being made by Jerry Rogers. Win
gate Hannah ,and Mrs. Fred Camp
bell, while the details of the din
ner are being handled under, the
supervision of the social commit
tee chairman, Mrs. Jack West, with
Mrs. C. E. Brown, Jr., and Mrs.
Vanar Hnynes, all of Clyde.
A delegation will meet him at
the office of the Superior Court
Clerk in the Haywood County
Court House when he arrives.
Eure will be introduced for his
address by Congressman Redden.
John Queen, Sr., of Waynesville,
will be toastmaster, and County
YDC President Vanar Haynes of
REP. MONROE M. REDDEN
Clyde will be in charge.
The dinner also will launch the
Haywood organization's annual
Following the meeting, Eure is
scheduled to spend the night at
Queen's Tourist Farm on Soco Gap
Latest, reports Indicated other
state officials In addition to Eure
may attend the session, but these
could not be confirmed.
Tickets for the rally and dinner
are on sale at:
Claudette Beauty Shop, Town
and Country Shop, Gunn's Corner,
and American Fruit Stand in
Mark Ferguson's Store in Fines
Creek community; Campbell's Store
in Ivy Hill; Cagle's Furniture Store
in Clyde; C. N. Allen Company in
Hazelwood, in the Iron Duff Com
munity, and at Canton by Mrs.
Wade Ray and Carolyn Henderson.
Tickets also will be sold at the
door. . ;, .'. "
The public is invited to attend
Children's tickets for the even
ing concert may be purchased at
the door for 60 cents. Non-members
will also find single-admission
tickets on sale the night of the
P. Dave Turner Is
A Candidate For
Register Of Doeds
P. D. Turner, of Ratcllffe Cove."
today formally announced himself
as a candidate for Register of
Deeds. He is the third man to an
nounce for this office.
Mr. Turner Is a farmer, and has
taken a leading role as committee
man on tobacco allotment work and
the present farm production pro
gram.'.'' "':, '
He is an active member of the
Elizabeth Chapel, in his commun
ity,' and a 'former 'Sunday School
Mr. Turner is a native of Hay
wood, and this is the first time he
has sought office. He is a graduate
of Waynesville high.
Plans Being Made For
Record -Breaking Ramp
Convention This Spring
It will be quite a few weeks be
fore the latter part of April rolls
around, but the wheels are already
turning to prepare for what will
probably be history's greatest
C. C. Medford of Canton, the
Convention secretary, in an inter
view this week said this unique an
nual gathering at Black Camp Gap
off the Blue Ridge Parkway had
grown so much In recent years that
the work on the arrangements had
to be started earlier.
Last year which wasn't even an
election year more than 6,000
men, women and children rode the
tortuous mountain road to the Gap
to eat ramps and listen to moun
tain ballads on the Boyd field
before the Masonic Monument.
Barring foul weather, this year's
20th annual gathering of ramp
lovers everywhere is expected to
be even greater since it will be
held at the time when the pre
primary campaign is at its height
This year, the visitors will find
the field improved and more space
for their cars.
Shortly after last April's event
ciosea, naywooa county Masons
and Ramp Convention officials
went to work enlarging and grad
ing the parking space and planting
shrubbery around tb field.
-(See Ramps Page 8)
Injured ..V. 9
(This Information com
piled from Records of
Stat Highway Patrol).