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65th YEAR NO. 22 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News' WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 16, 1950
visit foreign lands,
understand the Ian-
i0 either one of two
' jerpreter, or use "sign
g Williamson, while
Holy tnd, had gotten
1 1 small well, and every
jf fine, until he started
' ..tr nn horseback. '
ivertl miles from their
klon. Mr. Williamsons
i.i in run aw8y. The
i -h but the horse
lick up speed every roin
iilliamson, a good horse
I every method known
( speeding steed. He
Wd gentle words, but
illsh. The horse might
kstood Arabic, but not
I on the horse sped, with
Wding on, but not Know'
V. mieht lose his grip.
list, the rider brought
Inder control. What was
k dv the traveler? re
,r trip, and Mr. wuuam-
t a point to get me same
1 different set of bits.
n on, with the use 01
bit. the horse acted Just
Wood perfect English,
lilllamson did not go to
Je to learn Arabic.
kns of some 2?, Western
Una counties will con
tomorrow afternoon or
it title and, the ight ko
ikl. !;..., 1.; ki Ctofa
iervatlon Speaking Con
.Ferguson, Fines Creek
tol senior, will represent
County in the event,
S open at 2 p.m. In the
tn her second straight
lie last Monday morning
kt held here to determine
1 representative in the
ent. . . . '. .
nished third in 'the dis
petition last year after
he county championship
Itestants will discuss the
pets of soil conservation.
$50,000 Tourist Center Well Under Construction
Workmen are pushing to completion seven double unit tourist courts, on the Soco Road for James Robert Plott, and James Plott, who
will operate the place. The .moderijcourts, with hot water heat, tile baths, and complete in every detail, is being built at the Plott
. Grill. The project will cost in exces of $50,000, and Way Ratcliffe, contractor, Is expected to have the buildings completed within a
short time. (Photo by Ingram's Studio.) .
Methodists To Raise
Funds Here 22nd Foi;
Leatherwood.' farmer nf
Creek, today announced
candidate for member
Wood County Board of
therwood is a Drnai-fMulv
N a leader in nil nnm
wuo. He is a member
piodist church, and Is
f the board of stewards.
"wrested in building up
ana it is on this
"'ch he will stage his
A group of over 200 Methodist
laymen of -: the Waynesvllle dis
trict, and local civic leaders, will
hear details of the Lake Junalus
ka .expansion program at a dinner
meeting here Wednesday, March
thef meeting has been called by
Bishop Costen J. Barrejl, of Char-
ioUe - and t least five members of
thaVJunaluska Assembly board of
Wtbtees ire expectedt to attend.
W!r HgK Wassle, ,meihber.. of
theV-'board, Js viny charge of local
rrimcfemeTtts, and said thte morn
ln7.l' "'Jindiqatlons are that
moYt- t'Vwlll attend the dis
trk . w,-.t; 1 hV fcin -4ie JjpW
In th dlnihgttJoinV or the First
Methodist church here. Mr. Massie
Is being assisted by Dr. C. N.
Clark, District Superintendent,
and Rev. J. E. Yountz, pastor of
the First Methodist Church. '
The expansion campaign was
launched last year, and similar
meetings have ; been held in 10
Southern States, in an effort to
raise the $600,000. ,.' V
The expansion- program, and
allocation of funds, lricludes:
Modern new hotel $350,000
Modern 50runit motel ........ 150,000
Modernizing Terrace Hotel 50,000
Bridge and grounds 25,000
Enclosing auditorium 25,000
Luther W." Wells," of Richmond,
Is heading the campaign program,
and reported this week that pro
gress in reaching, the goal was
"progressing satisfactorily" at all
places where the meetings have
In addition to Mr. Wells, Mr.
Massie, and Bishop Harrell, other
leaders to attend the meeting in
clude Dr. Elmer T. Clark, of New
York, AJmiral W: N. Thomag of
Lake Junaluska, Edwin Jones, of
(See Methodist-Pare 8)
Next Week's .
The Haywood Connty Health
Department oday ' announced
next week's, schedule of clinics
for children who plan to enter
school neat .falls' r
fTuesdat, fi a. in. Patten
School, pre-school clinic! 1 p.m.
rPatton School, typhoid clinic;
.Wednesday, 9' a.m. Pennsyl
vania Avenue. School, pre-school
clinic; 1 ' p.m.-ame place, ty
'phoid clinic. '
Still In Lake
2 Hay wood Scouts
To Get Their Eagle
Two Haywood County boys next
Monday night will receive the Boy
Scouts of America's highest honor.
Robert E. Ledf ord of Canton and
Charlton Davis of Waynesvllle will
be inducted as Eagle Scouts at the
March term of the Pigeon District
Court of Honor, y ;
" Haywood County Scout Advance
ment Chairman Donald Randolph
of Canton will convene the court
at 7:30 P. M. at the Allen's Creek
Robert Ledf ord is a top Scout
in his home town Troop 16. while
Charlton is a luminary of Waynes
vllle Troop 2.
During the Impressive ceremon
ies also, Scouts frpm throughout
the county, which comprises the
Pigeon District, will receive awards
for their achievements.
MISS DAPHNE Btf ONE. tycceii
. five secretary of heHaywood
' Baptist Associations, has resigned,
effective April 8. .
Miss Boone Is
Leaving As County
The executive committee of the
Haywood County Baptist Assocla
tioh last Tuesday accepted the res
ignation of Miss Daphne Boone as
Associational field worker.
Miss Boone, who had held the
position since November 1, 1947
said she had resigned to accept
a similar post with the South Yad
kin Baptist Association.
She Is scheduled to start her
field work as Associational mis.
(See Miss Boone Page S)
wood Getting 137,000
pned Tree Seedlings
tmZ8 ,me res
. .-.lWU seedlings.
CVr- sent the
fv aey Authority's nurs-
1 under the TVA and
-k wienslon SspvIpa's
la? m t ...
I nd 18 -Showers
I .,"?. wnUnued mil
yttrdwi hJ.L iemPra
frS)?ythe 818501 the
County Agent Wayne Corpening
reminded farmers that the only
cost attached to the seedlings Is
that of planting them and protect
J. W. Killian Is
Board of Education
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
: - ; 1
own Will Build Dog Pound Soon
Loose, Stray Dogs
Willie Carroll Ingle and Martha
Sue Messer, both of Canton
Charles Sellner of Jessup and
Lois Cooper of. Whittier. .
For School Board
So far, 67 farmers, the Mountain
Experiment Station here, and The
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany is on the. list. . ,
Of these, Champion, with Its
long-raiuo reforestation program,
Is the biggest customer.
. Company Forester Ted Davis
reported that the Canton firm got
32.000 of the seedlings.
' Farmers have their choice of
species white pine, , yellow pop
lar, and black locust.
Of these, white pine, the "fur
rlner" which has proven best suit
ed to Haywood's soil and climate,
constitutes about 80 per cent of
This species has proven most
popular because its qualities of
growing fast and developing an ex
tensive root system make It desir
able both in soil conservation work
and as raw material for the pulp
Farmers can get these seedlings
free of any charge simply by call
ing at the county agent's office in
the Court House.
' 3. W. Killian, well known bus!
ness and civic leader here, today
announced he was a candidate as
a member of the Haywood Board
Always active in school affairs,
and a liberal contributor of time
and money to school projects, Mr.
Killian said this morning he de
cided to enter the race upon con
stant persuasion of friends of the
Mr. Killian retired from active
fiiisiness a year ago,' after being in
he laundry business here since
1906. For 10 years he was with
He Is a past " president; of the
Lions Club, past president of the
Chamber of Commerce, and a mem
ber of the. Presbyterian church.
Haywood County's illicit liquor
Industry took another punch last
week when sheriff's deputies and
federal and town officers raided
35-gallon still on Poplar Branch in
the Lake Logan section.
The sheriff's department report
ed that the still had been out of
operation, temporarly at least, for
two days when the officers made
their raid March 10 to close bus!
They confiscated one barrel of
mash along with the outfit.
Taking part In the raid were
Deputies Wade McDaniel and Max
Cochran, Hazelwood Police Chief
Ossie L. Sutton, and Roy Reece
agent of the t.,S. Alcoltol, Tax
Unlt office tt'AsheVinVyS?
Th department said the officers
found no one at the scene when
This was the fifth still officers
have captured In Haywood County
this year, Most of the outfits rang
ed around. 500 gallons or better.'
The smallest, was a 15-gallon job
captured near Balsam Gap.
Coman R. Francis
Is Candidate For
Board of Education
Coman R. Francis, of Clyde, a
veteran member of the school
board there for 20 years, this morn
ing announced he was' a candidate
as a member of the County Board
Mr. Francis Is a retired mall
carrier, having left the post office
after carrying the mail 38V years.
He served as secretary-treasurer
of the Clyde Stockyards several
years, and has been a director and
stockholder of the Clyde Building
and Loan since it was organized
-20 years ago.
Mr. Francis has been interested
in modernized schools for many
years, and since retirement has de
voted much time to the adminis
tration of the school. He is a
member of the Clyde Baptist
More then 100 people applied for
the jobs of forty enumerators for
taking the ; decennial census in
Haywood, it was learned from Har.
ry Sample, district supervisor. '
The applicants will be given a
written test today and tomorrow,
and from the group, forty will be
selected for the places, Mr. Sample
Haywood's two crew leaders,
Charles B. McCrary, and Mrs. J,
Ray Byers, of Canton, together
with folk holding similar positions
In nine other Western North Car
ollna counties, ended their initial
training period on Wednesday,
The training of the 40 enumer
ators for Haywood will begin about
March 271h, Mr. Sample said. Each
of Haywood's two crew leaders will
have 20 workers under them.
The actual work of taking -the
census Is slated to begin about
April first;';, ':
Claimed By Death
Brooks Medford Given
Promotion In Navy
Brooks Medford, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. G. Medford, of Lake Juna
luska, has been promoted to ma
chinist mate third class.
He volunteered for duty In the
Navy in July 1948. He recently
spent several months In Japan. He
is now stationed In San Diego,
Calif., and is aboard the U.S.S.
Charles E. Ray To
Lions Club Tonight
Charles E. Ray, Jr., chalmman of
the State Parks Commission and
past president of" the Waynesvllle
Rotary .Club, tonight will be form
ally honored as . the Waynesvllle
area's "Man Of The Year" for 1949.
In ceremonies which will be
broadcast over R adio Station
WHCC. the prominent civic and
business leader will be presented
with a plaque symbolic of his se
lection. The event will be held during the
regular weekly .meeting .of the
Waynesvllle Lions Club, which
sponsored the voting, at Patrick's
The dinner will start at 7 P. M.
with the ' presentation ceremony
set to start an hour later.
Taking part in the program will
be representatives of the civic and
other organizations whose dele
gates voted in the secret ballot for
the "Man Of The Year."
These Include, in addition to
the Lions Club, the Waynesvllle
Rotary - Club, Waynesvllle Elks
Lodge, Hazelwood Boosters Club,
the local postg of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the American
Legion, the Waynesvllle Junior
Chamber of Commerce, and the
Haywood County Ministerial As
The Lions Club's Joe Palmer
served as chairman of the special
projects committee which spon
sored the poll of nine organiza
L. II. BRAMLETT,, well known
, business man, and farmer, will
be burled here Friday afternoon.
Services To Be
Held Friday For
L, H. Bramlctt v
r Lucius Henry Bramlctt, 65, well-
known business man of Haywood
county, died Wednesday morning
Aft : VAshcviiie hospital after , a
Funeral services Will be held at
the First Methodist church tomor
row afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with
the pastof, the Rev. J. E. Yountz,
officiating. Graveside rites at
Maple Grove Cemetery will be con
ducted by the Elks Lodge.
Serving as active pallbearers
will be Dave Hyatt, Dave Felmct,
John Boyd, Clayton Walker, Spal-
don Underwood, Homer Justice,
David Underwood and Fred Jones.
: Honorary pallbearers will In
clude the board of directors and
medical staff of the Haywood Conn
ty Hospital, and Col. J. H. Hqwell,
Rufe Howell, Jeff Jaynes, the Rev.
Kay Allen,' Alvin Ward, Jack Ar
rington, Jule Noland, Jim Wright,
Will Frazier, J. M. Long, Lloyd
Tate, Joe Tate, George A. Brown
Jf Henry Campbell, Charlie Wood-
ard. John Hlpps, Bob Welch, L.
N. Davis, Hugh Leatherwood, Jack
Messer, John Queen, Millard
Howell, Lane Arrington, Bryan
Medford, E. C. Moody, Felix Sto
vall, Medford Leatherwood, Lee
(See Bramlett Page 8)
Stray Dogs Will Be
Taken OH Streets
Of Waynesville, And
Put In Pound
Waynesvllle's aldermen last week
enacted a. new ordinance to solve
the town'a stray-dog problem.
The new town law provides that'
any dogs found wandering around
town any time of the day or night
unescorted by their owners will be-
It also provides for the estab
lishment of a dog pound where "
strays will be kept.
Town Manager Grayden C. Fer-
guson said yesterday the new .
pound will be built next week near '
the city limits off the Dell wood
Here areT other principal points
of the new law, which was passed .
on second reading at the board's
regular meeting. .
Strays picked up by authorities -
will be kept in the pound-' three "
days. If the owners do not claim,
them before the time is up, the
dogs will be sold at public auction. '
It they find no buyers, they will r
be put to death painlessly.'
To "ball out" a dog. the owner .
of the pooch must pay a $t im
pounding fee plus 50 cents for each
day, his pet has been bedded and ,
All dog owners will be required -
to pay an annual town license or
privilege tax of $1 for r-ch male
and $..fo- each female. N - ....
- The-fcwn 4diWeng8B 'a lo" w
catcher. ' : , - ' -
So. far, the job of. dog catcher
has been that of the Waynesville
policemen who have been answer
ing calls on the periodic, com
plaints. Police Chief Orvllle Noland ex
pressed satisfaction over the new
law. -. ; 5 r ' . , "
When asked to estimate the num
ber of strays In the Waynesville
area, he declared: 'Too many. And
some days there seem to be more
than on other days."
Pet owners whose pooches land
In the new clink need have no fear
about their treatment, however.
Officials declared the "guests"
will be well fed and taken care of
during their period of confinement.
J. W. KILLIAN, business and
civic leader, this morning' an
nounced he was a candidate for
a place on the Haywood County
Board of Education.
lied Cross Bonalions kaeach
One-Fourth Of Quota EHere
Waynesville area Red Cross of
ficials today reported $873.15 had
been donated so far In the 1950
fund-raising campaign toward the
goal of $3,745.
They expressed optimism, how
ever, that the quota .for the area
would be reached, pointing out that
the Industries, most of the rural
communities, and all the schools
had not yet reported their collec
tions. ; ' v
The campaign has yielded $400
from the Waynesville business dis
trict alone, and this canvass Is not
So far, of the 15 rural and Com.
munity Development Program see
tions In the Waynesville area. Just
four have reported: Lake Junalus
ka Assembly grounds, upper Lake
Junaluska community, Ratcliffe
Cove, and Francis Cove.
Several industries are expected
to return complete reports next
Monday. The Industry-wide cam
paign, headed by Harry Bourne of
Dayton Rubber, Is aiming at do
nations of SI from each employee,
Brings Good Price
Acreage along Highway 19A-23
at Saunook averaged about $300
per acre at the auction sale con
ducted by Penny Brothers Tues
Some 350 acres were sold , for
about $56,000, it was reported.
The property was known as the
Welch farm,.' and was owned by
Sheriff It. V. Welch, Mrs. Jule
Welch and" Joe Welch. The land
had been In the Welch family for
about 75 years.
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N. W. ROGERS Is the new presi
dent of the Soco Road Boosters
Club. He was elected at the
club's regular meeting last week
to succeed Fred Campbell, who
was named vice-president of the
organization for 1950.
For May 6
The next two months will be
convention time for Haywood
Last week the State Democratic
Executive Committee set:
Precinct conventions for April
29; county conventions for May 6;
and the annual state convention for
The state gathering will be held
The information was given by
Oral Yates, a member of the Ex
ecutive Committee. ...
He and Mrs. Jack West, Hay
wood's other representative on the
committee, attended the meeting
In Raleigh when the plans were an
nounced for the local and state con
Junaluska Staging Big
An extensive advertising pro
gram telling of the largest sum
mer program ever staged, is well
Underway for Lake Junaluska As
sembly. This week over 13.000 programs
were mailed. These programs list
ed the many conferences to be held
at the Lake this summer, and also
some of the speakers.'
Dr. Frank S. Love, superintend
ent, pointed out that ".without
question, the 1950 program appears
to be the best the Assembly has
ever presented"; ' v
The list of outstanding speakers
for the soason Include numerous
bishops, layleaders, senators, mu
sicians, and, artists of several
fields. " v':'..:;:
- The opening day for the Assem
bly this year Is June 4, when the
annual Haywood County day will
be featured, with Rev. J. G. Hug
gin; former pastor here, in charge.
Injured .... 9
This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).