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63th YEAR NO. 21 16 PAGES
Associated Press and United Press 'News
WAYNESVILLE, N, C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 13, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countie3
With 2,938 Names On Petitions, Board Orders " . . , " i
Beer-Wme Election Called For August 12
i lone last, he blinked his
t friends and relatives
L t0 wake up. he sleepily,
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111 right. Ml get up, but
(Itched u "
gently published dook,
liyOf Language," recites
ntain proverb: .
Inl what we will be. and
what we -Le
ain't what we wuz.
turday night. Regina Fer-
Lk top scoring honors as
fed the Fines Creek girls
hie of Ashevllle's Tourna-
she was going through her
s exercise at Asnevmes
itorium, members of Hay'
jounty'i 4-H Clubs were
Tier vice-president of their
ride 4-H Council.
from Haywood anglers
bra Florida a few weeks
Ire so encouraging that
Sogers, and three friends
bp and headed South with
lettins the fish scnoois
just back, after 'a week
Jig, Wayne reported -tne
also were out too far
coast to do anybody any
y after the Haywood dele
irrlved, a small hurricane
lose, lushing Florida water
Jertng the fish au over toe
all." observed Wayne,
Jully eyeing the hills where
kms are, "there's no place
Ferguson, pretty Fines
!igh School senior, played
g role Saturday night as
s Creek girl cagers won
tevllle Tournament finals
a day's rest, she came to
Irt House, proved , again
s as much at home on the
as she is on the basket
the judges turned in their
fcWon in the County Soil
ption Speech Contest
pa called forward to re
f first prize and the cham
Honors for the Sppnnrt
s Hie Name, Sir
Mountaineer Dlctun. nf iht
I m . ' w
uub boys escorting Gov
rr Scott into th Court
1 eek ago Saturday was
F it was two-thirds rifiht.
Jy we called Neal Stamey,
named Neal but not
ijj Kelly, Bethel School
incidentally. i8 that car
mentioned In Sidelights
teeks back, ,.
Remains Oi 'Racing' Patrol Car
This is a photograph of the '949 Ford Highway patrol car which
left, Highway 19A-23 on a curve of the long grade just easi of the
State Fish Hatchery at Balsam. Patrolman Charles D, Lindsay
was driving, alone, when he lost control of the car. After striking
a bank on the right side of the highway, the car then swerved
across'the road, ran through a wire fence, turned over, and landed
top-side down in a creek. Lindsay escaped with minor injuries.
The car was demolished. Later Lindsay signea a statement that
he was going at an excessive rate of speed, in a race with another
patrolman. (Photo courtesy The Sylva Herald.)
Patrolnian Lindsay Tells
Of Race Down Mountain
Income Tax Must
Be Paid Wed.
Don't forget your date
your date with Uncle Sam,
on Wednesday March IS. .
" Uncle wants yoa to have filed
Trlth hlm, on or before that date,
your complete income tax re
turns, together with your check.
Those who fail to keep their
date, will be sadly reminded of
the fact just a little ; later. .
Bound Over In
; M-OTT IMPROVING
plott, who has been ill for
month, is reported.to.be
Oliver and Jerry Smith of Jack
son County are being held in $10,-
000 bond for appearance In the
July term of Haywood Superior
Court on charges arising from a
gun battle involving law enforce
Magistrate W. H. Noland of Way
nesviue bound the brothers over
following a ten-minute hearing
Each is charged with assault with
a deadly weapon with intent to
kill. The warrants were signed by
the State Highway Patrol. Both men
pleaded innocent at the hearing.
Oliver. 33, and Jerry, 28. were
arrested shortly after high-power.
ed rifle bullets smashed through
the windshields of a Patrol rCar
and a sheriff's; deputy's auto dur
ing a night chase March 4 hear
The magistrate acted shortly
after testimony was presented by
Patrolman Joe Murrill and Deputy
Murrill was driving his patrol
car and Cochran was riding .with
other officers in another deputy s
car during the chase. :
District Solicitor -Thad Bryson
represented the state at the hear
Speculation, and rumors result
ing from the wrecking of a high
way patrol car on the Balsam road,
February 15th, should come to an
end, with the publication of the
official statement of the patrol
man involved. V
The statement has been made
public by Col. C. B- Tolar. com
mander of the Highway " Patrol.
The statement lg. that v of C. D.
Lindsay, of Sylva. .,
In making . the statement pub
lic. Col. Tolar pointed out:
"I realize that Lindsay and Jen
kins were very efficient officers,
but due to the fact that I have to
answer to the people of one hun
dred counties of ; North Carolina,
I cannot condone the action of
these two patrolmen in destroy
ing State property and endanger
ing the lives of the traveling peo
ple for doing things that they are
put on the roads to prevent. It
is no pleasure for this office to
discharge anyone, but for the wel
(See Patrol Page 8)
Haywod County's streams were
still rising dangerously high at
noon tolay undrr the week-end's
The weather station nt the
Mountain Test Farm report
ed that three inches of rain
fell between 7:30 p. m. Satur
day and 10:30 a. m. today.
Scattered reports from through
out the county Indicated that the
Pigeon was close to the tup of its
banks in several places.
In Wa nesvlllc, Richland Creek
had seeped Into pne yard and was
threatening to do the same to sev
Whatever damage the flailing
action of the rains and the run-off
down the " mountain slopes had
done to the farm land was not lin
The Pi'jepn was reported nearly
at flood stage just west of Clyde's
eastern town limits.
The same river also was report
cd close to the top of its banks
in places In the Crabtree section
early this morning.
Farmers particularly, however,
found hew hope shortly before
noon as the steady rain let up and
tht skies started clearing over
many sections of the county. ;
The flood damage, however,
would not end even If there Were
no more rain. y
, SUll to be counted is the run
off from the mountainsides which
continue usually long after the
actual rain stops.
Mont McNabb of Alexandria,
Virginia, is here for a visit to his
mnthpn. Mrs Sarah McNabb. at
her home at Aliens Creek. Mrs
McNabb is recuperating from t
broken leg. ' .
Board To Meet
On Tax Lists
Members of the Haywood Coun
ty Board of Commissioners will
meet March 20 as the Board of
Equalization and Review to ex
amine tax listings for each of the
county's townships for 1950. '
Hearings will be held on any
complaints filed by tax payers,
continuing through that week.
Complainants will appear before
the board according to; the sched
ule arranged for each township.
Chairman George A. Brown, Jr.,
reminded the county's property
owners this week that this is the
only time In which the commission
ers have the authority to change
valuation of real estate: "
Premises will be reviewed and
necessary adjustments of all com
plaints will be made daily from
March 27 through April 10.
The schedule for hearings on
March 20 Ivy ' Hill. Jonathan
Creek, White Oak, and Cataloo
chee; March 21 Fines Creek,
Crabtree, and Iron Duff; March 22
Pigeon. East Fork, and Cecil;
March 23 Waynesville Township;
March 24 and 25 Beaverdam and
R.L. Prevost To
R. L. Prevost of Hazelwood,
veteran of 52 years In the furnl
ture manufacturing business, has
accepted appointment as Haywood
County manager of Frank Gra
ham's campaign for the U. S. Sen
ate, State Campaign- Manager Jeff
D. Johnson, Jr., announced today
Prevost, known familiarly j
"Pop" to his friends, heads the
Unagusta Manufacturing Corp. He
is assisted by four sons who, as
he says, "graduated under Or.
Frank at the University."
Prevost has been a Presbyterian
elder for about 30 years.
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Charles IS. Day Is Hamed
'Han Oi The Year Elere
MRS. CLAUDE ROGERS was, re
elected vice-president of the
N, C, Classroom, Teachers Asso
ciation at the meeting In Raleigh
Friday. Mrs. Rogers is a teacher
of the Aliens Creek school.
At State Meeting
Mrs. Claude Rogers of Waynes
vllle was re-elected state vlce-presl
dent of 1 he Classroom Teachers
Association at the annual conven
tion of the North Carolina Educa
tional A '-.elation held in Raleigh
last week. The Classroom Teachers
organization is a unit of the NCEA.
C M. Abernethy, of Lenoir, de
feated Mrs. Margaret McDermott
of WlnstovSalem to be elected as
president of the NCEA,
Among' the Haywood County
teachers attending tht meetiwgrtn
addition to Mrs. Rogers, were Mr.
Rogers, Miss Alma Jackson, presi
dent of the Haywood County unit
ot the NCEA; Charles Isley. presi
dent of the Haywood County unit
of Classroom Teachers; Lawrence
Leatherwood, president of the west
ern district of the principal's divi
sion of the NCEA; and Paul Gro
gan of the Cruso school.
The regular quarterly Haywood
County Singing Convention drew
1,000 people to the Haywood Coun
ty Court House last night.
A short business meeting was
held for the election of new offi
cers, The following were selected
(See Singing Page 8)
Charles E, Ray has been named
"man of the year" for 1949.
The honor will be officially be
stowed upon the Waynesville mer
chant and civic leader Thursday
night, when the Lions Club, spon
soring organization of the project,
feature Mr. Ray at their meeting.
and give him the awards that go
with the honors.- '
Mr. Ray was named, after rep
resentatives of eight civic organiza
tions of the community had made
nominations. Later, a representa
tive of each organization, compris
ing a secret committee, met and
officially named the man of the
Joe Palmer as chairman of the
Civic Projects committee of the
Lions Club called the secret com
mittee of nine members together
on two occasions, and worked out
details the. first time for naming
the man, and the' second time to
get the reports, and actually name
the person who was to receive the
Wayne Corpening was named
man of the year for 1948.
Mr. Ray has been active in all
phases of the business and civic
life of the community for many
years. Aa chairman of the North
Carolina Parka, Parkway, and Na
tlonal Forests Commission, he has
devoted much time to details of
getting tnese projects developed.
One of his outstanding accom
plishments for 1949 was the spon
sorship tor the establishment of
the Western North Carolina Tour.
1st Association. The organization
is. now fnuctionlng in the entire
paris, awHrfwtdtly growings -
He Is active, and one of the char
ter members of the Western North
Carolina Associates Communities,
and as i director, has spent much
4lmo working on the program of
this organization. While a direc
tor of WNCAC, he has been Inter
ested In the creation of the Chero
kee drama, which will be staged
this year at Cherokee.
He Is a director of the North
Carolina Merchants Association.
and also a director of the local
He is vice president of the Car
olina Motor Club, and a director
of the Chamber of Commerce. ,
He Is one of the original trustees
(See Chas. E, Ray Page 8
Man Of The Year
CHARLES E. RAY has been
named as the "man of the year"
of this community for 1949. The
project Is sponsored by the Lions
Club, Mi', Ray will be honored
by the Club at their meeting
For Second Straight Year
Fines Creek Girl Wins
County Speaking Contest
Does It Again
Victims Of Fire Get New
Home From Neighbors
av. m i. .
idn,M tn " Continued
I U(iy and warm MnnH
pH?Monday and Monday
I ""'y cloudv
The citizens of Henson Cove
played the part of the Good Samar
itan this week. ,
Monday a week ago, the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Clontz, an elderly
couple, was destroyed by fire. ,
Saturday afternoon, some 25
men of the community, put the
finishing touches on a new home,
while the women in the area got
furniture together for the ' new
three rooms. The women also pre
pared dinner for the workmen.
The house was built on property
of Walter Singleton, who donated
the materials, and the men of the
community did the work without
pay. The project started with mem
bers of the Springhill Church, of
which Rev. Gay Chambers is pas
tor. The carpentry work was un
der the supervision of Manley Dix
on, and Earl Clark. The chairman
of the board of deacons is George
In discussing the project, Rev.
Mr. Chambers said: "The people of
our community saw that this elder-, i the $15 that went with the cham
ly couple needed help, and they art pibnship. She'll represent Hay
just ao constituted that they were wood County in the western djs
determined to give a helping hand, trlct contest set for the Court
and this is the result." I House on Friday afternoon.
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CENIE FERGUSON, Fines Creek
High School basketball star and
president of her senior class,
this morning won the Haywood
County Soil Conservation Speak
ing Contest for the' second con
secutive year.' She successfully
defended her title against a field
that included the county's finest
young orators. Cenie also won
Cenie Ferguson is still Haywood
County's speaking champion.
The pretty Fines Creek senior
successfully defended her title this
morning in the Haywood County
Soil Conservation Speaking contest,
Her talking the 1950 top prize
also gave her the right to repre
sent the county In the western
North Carolina District contest
which will open at the Court House
at 2 p. m. Friday.
It was a close race, however.
- Right on Cenie's heels was Patsy
McCracken of Bethel's senior 4-H
club, who finished second: and
Susie Noland of the Crabtree sen
ior 4-H club, who placed third.
Nosed out of the top three
places by only the narrowest of
margins were LiUie Jane Sanford
and Pat Leming, both of the Crab
Frank Ferguson, chairman of the
board of judges, congratulated all
of the young orators on the re
search and intensive preparation
they put into their speeches on this
, Serving as judges with him were
Ted Davi3, a forester of The
Champion Paper and Fibre Co
and Mrs. J. M. Wells, of Canton.
Mr. Ferguson presented cash
prizes donated by The First Nat
ional Bank of Waynesville, of $15
to Cenie; $10 to Patsy, and $5 to
The Fines Creek girl, who is
president of her senior class, of her
Future Home Makers organization
and editor of her school's 1950
(See Cenie Page 8)
N. W.Rogers To
Head Soco Gap
N. W. Rogers Is the new presi
dent of the Soco Road Boosters
He was elected last Thursday
night when the members reorgani
zed their club and named officers
for 1950, during their regular
monthly dinner meeting at the
Fred Campbell of Waynesville,
the out-going president who was
the first leader elected when the
Club was created last spring, was
Mrs Carl Setzer was elected
secretary, and Fred Moody, treasurer.
A program Committee also was
established with the appointment
of Fred Henry as its chairman and
Tom Campbell Claude Medford,
and L. L. Lyda as the other mem
Meanwhile, the .. members con
tinued work on arrangements for
the formal installation of the Mag
gie Boy Scout Troop at their next
The Troop, which is being spon
sored by the club, was to have
been Inducted into the internation
al organization last Thursday night.
This part of the program was
postponed when the charter failed
(See Soco Boosters Page 8)
After entertaining 3U0 visitors
at their District 4-H Club Camp at
the Mountain Test Farm Saturday,
the Haywood County youngsters
met that night and elected Waynes
ville high school's Wade Francis as
president of their county council
The open house event at the
camp was a local feature of the
nation-wide observance of Nation
al 4-H Club Week.
Wade, reserve end last Season
for the Mountaineer gridders, and
current president of the school's
senior 4-H Club, succeeds Nancy
Poston of Cruso and the Bethel
Senior Club as chief 4-H'er.
Regina Ferguson, Fines Creek
High School basketball star, was
named Council vice-president to
succeed Wade, who held that Job
until election night.
The 35 members at the session
elected Pete Noland of the Crab
tree Senior Club as secretary-treasurer;
Sara Cannon of Canton, as
song leader, and Judy Pressley of
the Clyde Club, reporter.
The county's local 4-H leaders
also got together the same evening
dlscussina the dates the Haywood
clubbers would go to the State 4-H
(See 4-H Club Page 8)
Haywood County's voters will
decide in an election August 12
whether legal tales of beer and
wine shall continue.
The County Board of Elections
last Wednesday decided officially
to hold the election and set the
date for it after approving a peti
tion filed by the Haywood County
Ministerial Association. ' .
Chairman Jerry Rogers said the
board found, after a ten-day1 invest
igation that more than 2,900 names
on the petition were those of quail.-,
fied voters. w
This number, he pointed out. waa'
more than enough to make the
' The law provides such a petition'
shall bear the names of at least 15
per cent of those who cast ballots
in the preceding election for gov-T.
ernor. . ' '
tinder this, the document need-C
ed only 1,500 names of the coun
ty's voters who went to the polls"
In the 1948 General Election. '
The formal approvel of the petl
tion and setting of the definite''
election date successfully ended,
for the ministers a campaign that
started about a year ago.
A prevloua petition filed several
months ago was declared Invalid
by the Board on the basis of falU!
ure to have a sufficient number of
Heading the drive for the beer- '
wine referendum were the Rev. M.
R. Williamson, pastor of the Way
nesville Presbyterian Church; the
Rev. C. O. Newell, pastor of the
Crabtm ' Methodist Charge; and
the Rev, Paul Patterson Thrower,
pastor of the Hazelwood and Bethel
Mr. Bogers said that a notice of
the boards decision had been sent
to the Association,
Referring to the meeting, he
said the only discussion revolved
around the question of whether
the election should be held before
or after the State Democratic Pri
mary which is scheduled for May.
After considering the matter, he
said, he and Mr. Singleton decided
on the August date In order to a
vold even the possibility of any
conflict with arrangements con
nected with the primary.
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Auction Sale Is
Set For Tuesday
The auction sale of 2,500 acres
of the R. V. Welch property on
Balsam Road, was postponed from
this morning until Tuesday morn
ing due to the rain.
The sale is slated to be held
Tuesday, 10:30V with Penny Broth
ers conducting the sale. The prop
erty extends from Pleasant Balsam
church to the Gordon Road, facing
Highway No. 19A-23."
Name Duckett '50 Chairman
Haywood County's Republicans
last week named Gudger Duckett
of Canton as chairman of their ex
He succeeds J, B. McClure of
The 1950 biennial convention of
the county's GOP organization last
Monday night also saw the endorse
ment of James M. Bailey of Mar
shall as candidate for chairman of
the State Republican Evecutive
Committee, the post now held by
Sim A. DeLapp of Lexington.
Glenn Boyd was endorsed for
membership on the State Commit
tee., v- ,.".v, . :
Named to county committee
posts with Duckett were Sam Fer
guson of Fines Creek, vice-chair
Annual Spring Fashion
Review Published Today
With spring just a week off, today's second section of this news
paper Is devoted to a Spring Fashion Review. ,
Many photographs of the latest In the world of fashion are pub
lished today, together with articles written by experts in the field of
-What To Wear". .' .. '
This annual Spring Fashion Review has grown In popularity each
year, and the merchants of this community have stocks that cor
respond with what leaders in the realm of fashion recommend for
spring and summer wear.
man; Harley Wright of Beaver
dam, re-elected secretary; and Max
Thompson of Beaverdam, treasur
The members of the committee
are representatives of 22 precincts.
Also named at the convention
were delegates to the 12th District
meeting and state convention.
The district session was held
Friday In Henderson vllle. The
state convention is scheduled for
(See County GOP Page 8)
Injured .... 9
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).