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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
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63th YEAR NO. 26 20 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNES VILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 30, 1930 $3.00 In Advance- In Haywood and Jacks Counties
Lial rsons. it Is best
I the name u -
B0roing when , number I
r awe ui
! nn Monday by the
, local young business
asked W business nclgh-
t high winds damage your
no." he replied. "My
;uCh a heavy mortgaga on
W0uld take more tnan
. i i
L.I., unman. Wno iuokcu
h,t i limited amount of
tods, crowded up to the
,nd asked lor an ice
ung lady asked the cus-
uestion: "A single oi
Lrly woman acted as If
ot understand. 8ne open-
;htly clutched hand ana
Ljerkersaw the five pen-
did another customer
tstomer whispered with a
the soda jerker: "Mane k
Iderly woman did not
to what was said, ine
In of happiness on her face
ie saw the cone heaped
U was worth tar more
txtra nickle which the
had added to his check.
eacher Says So."
iber of the staff of The
leer was showing a Way
family through the plant.
It i custom, the linotype
k set the name of visitors
ig and give for a souvenir
k family group was a stu
Wementary school age.
he was handed the slug
name, he looked at it for
Yx, then said:
teacher never spells my
ke that. She makes it of
perator had usffHrtl xnpl
rs, which according to the
iservintr visitor was hot ac
lo the standards set by his
MARK FERGUSON, of Fines
Creek yesterday was elected
chairman of the Haywood County
Hospital Board of Trustees. The
election was lreld during a called
meeting of the Board at the
Mark Ferguson Is
Mark Ferguson of Fines Creek
was elected chairman of the Hay
wood County Hospital Board of
Trustees yesterday at a called
meeting of the group at the hos
pital's Nurses' Home.
Frank Byers of Canton was nam
ed vice-chairman, and Spauldon
Underwood 'of Waynesvllle, re
cently named to the board, was
Mr. Underwood was named to
the trustees' group Monday by the
County Board of Commissioners
to serve the unexpired portion of
th? term of Lucius Bramlett, who
died eany this montn.
Quota Is In
With more than three weeks of
campaigning behind them, Waynes
ville area Red Cross workers this
morning reported only half their
1950 quota had been raised.
The drive started locally March
first, with $3,745 twice the am
ount of last year's goal as the
Today, the American Red Cross
office here reported approximately
$1,800 had been contributed so
The fundamental trouble: the
Red Cross drive is at the tail end
of several months of drives, every
one of them for a worthy cause.
One worker, tired and discourag
ed after a long day of knocking
on doors, reported businessmen
and merchants. In making dona
tions had given this observation In
This period of the year was the
low point as far as, business was
concerned. One suggested tne
campaign might do much better in
the fall when business In this area
was best, or possibly In the late
Generally, the campaign had j"e
bright note, however. The public
response this year has been much
more sympathetic than It has been
since war's end.
Local headquarters feel one
prime reason for this Increase in
popularity has been the organisa
tion's Blood Program. Locally It
has twice set new Western Nortn
Carolina records In less than two
Iron Duffs Model Road Sign Project
brse was trotting in a very
panner along the highway
pood a few days ago. But
Ir wasn t.
Chief Ossie L. Sutton
that the gentleman was
hi might call high in the
stopped the horse and
ped the chevalier to come
horseman's spirit was quite
oui the flesh couldn't quite
Mved slightly to port. Chief
ho was preparing to help
N from the starboard side,
ply sped around to Dre-
P from hitting the hard,'
pan, however, instinctively
iea, Men leaned far over
f ard. Chief Sutton reversed
f. made en end run and ar-
usl in time to catrh the
Fitly fallins body.
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lIt was merely the first
flCer tuBBprf at Iho man
f i feebly to help. But his
caught in a stirruD. andlt
I'te a strueelp t ft at him
"'"n thanked the chief
nd permitted him to lead
horse leisurely followed.
wrung word. Chief Sutton
l man gently that If this
I lcss than revoke his plow
Fnse. . , -
de many an arrest," the
Policeman panted as he
3av the nrocnir(i.
L' . m evcr gave "me "so
High Winds Cause
$2,000 Damage To
Monday afternoon's heavy gale
cost the Waynesvllle Drive-in
Theatre $2,000 in actual damages
and the loss of at least ten day s
Owners Clayton Mehaf fey and
Homer West reported the high
winds knocked down the theatre
asbestos screen. It was smashed
by the impact.
Their $2,000 estimate includes
the cost of replacing the screen
and the labor to erect it again.
They said the theatre would be
closed for 10 days to two weeks
Left, J. R. Caldwell, chairman of the Iron Duft Community Devel
opment Program, shows District Highway Commissioner Dale
Thrash what his community is doing in the way of improving Us
rural road svstem. This sign showing the way to Oilman Mountain
Is Just one of those the Iron Duff citizens erected at the inter
section of every road in thdir community, Mr. Thrash, chairman
of the western section's road improvement campaign;. was Impressed
particularly with this result of Haywood County's Community IX'
Vclopment Program. (Photo by Ingram's Studio).
Men To Board
The Haywood County Board pf
Commissioners in regular session
last Monday filled a vacancy for
one county Institution and re-ap
pointed a member tq another.
The Commisloners appointed
Spauldon Underwood, Waynesvllle
businessman, to the Haywood
County Hospital Board of Trustees,
filling the vacancy created by the
death of L. H. Bramlett early this
Mr. Underwood will serve the
unexpired portion of Mr. Bram-
lett's one-year term which will
end December 1.
N. w; West of Clydo waa re
appointed to a new three-year term
as a member of the county Wel
fare Board. s
Top 4-H Boy
In Old Age
Program Rise -
Between 1946 and 1948, Hay
nDvrnllg thai Arp tax
Ze JnXr the fede old age as- head of the organization's
.,. i.n 48 ner.mcmDers irom inrouBiiuui
The information came this week
in a report released by C. Parker
Persons, regional director of the
U. S. Department of Commerce at
He said the taxable payrolls in
the county in 1948 totalled $4,345,.
000. . '
In 1946, they amounted to $2,
The report shows that employ'
for repairs, and advised patrons l ment under the program rose from
to watch this newspaper for an
announcement of the reopening.
The winds caused scattered dam
aee throughout Haywood county,
most of it to roofs of homes, farm
buildings and some schools.
County schools superinienoem
Jack Messcr reported this morn
ing that the Bethel Junior Hign
school building suffered the heav
He said 30 sheets of metal roof
ing were torn off the building on
Monday afternoon, with the dam-
aee estimated at $300 to $500.
- This led to further worries, also;
the wind kept the metal Sheets
intprrtiittentlv through the
school yard. The officials conse
auentlv kept the children inside
the building all through the after
The high wind also prevented
workmen from even attempting to
put the roofing back on the build
Elsewhere, however, the damage
tn gphonls was less severe, mr,
Exactly how much work the
prankish breeze of early Spring
will eventually create will not be
known until the next rains come,
He Do'nted out that shingling on
many school buildings though not
riDDcd off entirely, was loosened
Wet weather will reveal any leans.
Nay, March 30 Partly
'""may and rather cold
(' j ' . "mas this evening,
, "doming warmer in af
the 5,846 persons in 1946 to 6,-
304 in 1948.
In all. 344 Haywood firms en
gaged in wholesale, retail, and serv
ice trade activities and other dusi
ness aided in making up the report.;
The old-age program covers an
business establishments employing
one or more persons at any time
during a reporting quarter. The
exceptions are self-employed per
sons, those employed casually, and
those employed in agricultural,
domestic, railroad, and certain
types of non-pront organizations
The breakdown In the report
shows that Haywood had 89 em
oloyees in contract construction
work which had payrolls totalling
$38,000 under the program.
In public utilities during 1948
there were 111 persons employed
with the taxable payroll totalling
Wholesale trade 198 persons
employed, taxable payrolls total
Retail trade 830 employees on
taxable payrolls totalling $347,000
Finance, Insurance and real es
tate firms had 62 persons employed
and a $33,000 payroll.
The county's service industries
employed 450 persons and had
payroll of $130,000.
CI Waynvllle tempera.
Jecorded by the staff of
j" Test Farm):
S Max. Min, Rainfall
a '2 54 .15
"- 44 1.02
59 38 .05
The county-wide demonstrations
on the renovation of pastures and
soeHinff with Ladino clover con
tinu throuch next week.
The schedule for the first two
Monday. 10 a. m. at White Oak;
Mnndav 2 d. m. at Herman
Green's farm. Fines Creek.
Tuesday. 10 a. m. at Jack Rog'
ers farm, Upper Crabtree.
MRS. JOLLY AT HOME
Mrs Huch Jolly, who has been
patient at Pisgah Sanitorlum for
the past several weens, s "uw .
har tinmo nil East Street. Mrs,
Jolly is improved but still confined
Elks Lodge ;
A. T. Ward, Waynesvllle attorney,
Is thP new Exalted Ruler of the
He- was elected Tuesday night
to succeed Jonathan Woody as
The members attending the
session ?!so elected M. E. (Tony)
Davis as esteemed leading knight;
Robert Korte as esteemed loyal
knieht: Hugh Daniel as est
eemed lecturing knight; re-elected
James W. Reed. Jr., as secretary
andnamed Joe Casabella as treas
urer and O. L. Noland as tyler.
During the meeting also, the
Lodge held a memorial service in
respect to the late L. H. Bramlett
whose death this month was the
first the membership had suffered
since the unit was organized on
March 22. 1949.
Arthur J. Greene, 30-ycar old
Marine veteran of World War II.
today ahounced he would seek
the Democratic nomination as con
stable of Clyde township in the
May primary. -
This will be the first election
racp for Mr Greene, who is now Underwood; Lee
studying at Waynesville Township Rufus Carswell
Interest In Lake
Expansion Is On
Increase In Area
Interest throughout the district
in the Greater Junaluska campaign
Is increasing, according Uur.
N r.lark district superintendent,
At a meeting of the pastors ot tne
district, and their wives on Mon
day at Jarrett Springs Hotel, Dr.
Clark said many pastors of the
district turned in goals as set up
tnr thpir churches for the cam
The oroeram calls for an expen
rfifure of $600,000 of expanding
facilities at the Lake; This district
has a quota of $10,000.- The last re
port showed that $8,105 had been
pledged toward mis quota.
$131,424 Of Bond
Money Spent On
According to the division en
gineer, 7.. V.: Stewart, of the
State Highway Department, a to
tal of $131,424 has been spent
Hn-"HywiHMl read out of 4he
This statement was as of Feb
ruary 28, Mr. Stewart said.
Several additional contracts
for construction of rural roads
under (he bond program are slat
ed to be awarded within the next
week or so, It was announced
Dies In Hospital
After Long Illness
Charles R. Allison, 72, retired
farmer of Waynesville, died Tues
day night in the Haywood County
Hospital after a long Illness.
Funeral services were held in
Maple Grove Methodist church this
afternoon with the Rev. Paul Tay
lor, pastor, and the Rev. George
MehafTey and the Rev. T. S. Rotcn
officiating Interment was in
Crawford Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers were Jule No
land, James T. Noland, Lee Evans,
Dwlght Hall, Richard Jones and
Paul Sheehan. '
Honorary pallbearers were John
M. Queen. Jarvis Allison, D. J. No
land, David Underwood, Edward
Glavlch, Millard Gaddis, . Robert
Welch, W. A. Bradley, Frank
Mrs. Hazel McCracken Williams,
57, wife of Frank R. Williams, of
Waynesvllle, died suddenly in the
Haywood County Court House this
morning about 11 o'clock. She was
attending training course for
Haywood County census workers.
Mrs. Williams, a native of Hay
wood county, was the daughter of
Lorena Welch McCracken. Sue
had been living in Waynesville and
Lake Junaluska for the past eight
years. She was a member of the
First Baptist church.
Surviving in addition to the hus
band are one daughter, Miss Fran
ces Williams, a student at Mere
dith College in Raleigh; two sons,
Julius Williams ot Asheville and
Larry Williams of Philadelphia
Orte brother, Jack McCracken of
Bethel: three sisters, . Mrs. Glen
Terrell of Waynesvllle, route 2
Mrs. Charles B. McCrary of Clyde
route one, and Mrs. Orville Noland
nf Wgunasulllfl ' :
Also-four half sisters, Mrs. Kath
leen Allison and Mrs. Beatrice
Swayngim of Charlotte, Mrs. Clyde
Calhoun of Newport News, Virgin
la, and Mrs. Drake Edens, of Col
umbia, S. C, and one half brother
Moses McCracken, of Newport
Funeral arrangements under the
direction of Garrett Funeral Home
DAVID NOLAND, son of Mr.
and Mrs. D. Reeves Noland of
RatcllrTe Cove, holds the title of
Haywood County's outstanding
4-H Club boy of 1949. He was
awarded the honor last January
during the annual Haywood
County 4-H Achievement Day
program, David, an outstanding
high school student, Is a mem
ber of the Waynesvllle Senior
To Be Held Here
High School under the GI train
Mr. Greene and his wife and
their two sons live in Clyde. ,
He served 14 months in the
Pacific area in his three years In
service with the Fourth Marine
A. F. Arrington
Constable Here -
A. F. Arrington of Waynesville
route one, today announced his
candidacy for constable of, Way
Mr. Arrington. a retired South
ern Railway section foreman, has
served several terms as constable.
Nieces were flower bearers.
Mr. Allison was the son of the
late Joshua and Mattie Leather-
wood Allison of Haywood county.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Lena Smathcrs Allison; fpur sons,
Hugh Allison of Waynesville, Ed
Allison of Enka, and Jack and
Rufs Allison of Canton; five daugh
ters. Mrs. Pauline Burress, Mrs,
Thomas Parker, Miss Frcida Alli
son, and Mrs. George Rogers, all
of Canton and Mrs. Spellman Mc
Clure of Waynesville.
Also four sisters. ' Mrs."" Mittie
Reno of Canton, Mrs. Jessie Cald
well, Mrs. Lyda Hall and ' Mrs.
Verlin Evans, all of Waynesville;
and fourteen grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the
direction of Crawford Funeral
Main Street Store
Sheppe's, a ladles ready-to-wear
store, formally opened its dooN
on Main Street, next to The Strand
Theatre here this morning.
The large stock of merchandise
for ladies is owned and operated
by Mr. and Mrs. Hye Sheppe, who
have had 25 years experience in
this field in Western North Caro
Mr. Sheppe said this morning
that the firm Would specialize in
popular priced merchandise. Af
ter many years In the merchandis
ing field, he said he had some un
usual contacts on the markets
which enabled him - to - get late
styled goods at popular prices.
The firm will handle ready-to-
wear and all types of accessories,
.Toe-officials representing, the
53 Lions Clubs of District 31-A
will come here Sunday for the
Spring quarterly meeting of the
district governor's cabinet.
The luncheon session will open
at 11 a. m. at the Lodge, with
District Governor Paul Cashion of
North Wllkesboro presiding.
The cabinet of District 31-A is
the policy-making body for the en
tire area between' the Tennessee
border and Charlotte,
Comprising it besides the dis
trlct governor are the area's four
deputy' district governors, the
eight zone-, chairmen, and the
district executive secretary, ' who
is J. II.' Wicker, Jr.; of North' Wll
kesboro and Blowing Rock.
Besides these officials, members
of Lions Clubs throughout , the
district are expected to attend also
A 8pokesmulj for the host way
nesville Lions Club estimated that
35 to 40 delegates in all are
scheduled to be here.
Handling the arrangements for
the luncheon meeting are Dick
Bradley, president of the Waynes
ville Club, and Paul Davis, Johnny
Cuddeback. Jimmie Reed, J. B
Slier and Ernest Edwards.
Elks Lodge Here
Is Studying Plan
A proposal to sponsor the estab
lishment of Community Chest
here was submitted to the members
of the Elks Lodge at their regular
semi-monthly meeting Tuesday
The matter was referred to the
Lodge's Social and Community
Welfare Committee for study, fol
lowing a discussion.
Also referred to the committee
was a proposal for a Lodge dona
tion to help finance the Haywood
County American Legion Junor
baseball team, which will play its
first campaign this season.
Under the operation customary
In other cities, a Community Chet
would serve for Haywood merch-V
ants and businessmen as a central
agency for the handling of requests
for organized charities.
The subscribing merchants would -put
into the Chest the amount of
money they would Rive f in the ,
course of a year to all charities.
This money could be given either,!
in a lump, or In quarterly, or even
mor.l'hly lnstallmcntta, depending
on the way the local Chest would
be set up.
The Sheet would serve to save 7
the time and energy of both the
merchants and the workers for the
Individual fund-raising campaigns,,,
Chest officials would inform cam
paign workers which Individual!.
and firms they represent.
The workers then would know
which possible sources they need
not contact In their efforts:1 m
The propasals was spurred . by.
observations at both local "iierch-
ants and charity campaign workers. :
On the one hand, local firms point
ed out that they are contacted as
frequently once week ior do1
nations for separate fund-raiMng
On the other hand, one local
charity organization declared it
rarely had a sufficient number of
workers to cover more than three
quarters of the prospective donors
in the Waynesvllle-Hazelwood area.
Gost-Of County Home Is
Below Average In State
Haywood' operates her county
home for $11.23 per person
cheaper than the average, accord
ing to figures released from the
N. C. Department of Public Wel
fare this week.
The state average monthly cost,
according to Drury B. Thompson,
state director, Is $43.98, and the
cost In Haywood Is $32.75 per
person kept-In the borne per
The report shows that last year,
Haywood's county home main
tenance cost was $9,826, and
averaged 25 persons daily.
The highest expenditure for
the 57 homes in the state was
Mecklenburg, with an outlay of
$117,774 on 143 persons.
Onslow had the highest per
capita cost, reaching $106.83,
while Idedell had the lowest in
the state with a monthly cost of
$21.76. ' :,..:'
Plans aie being formulated for
the proposed motorcade from here
into upper South Carolina as a
goodwill tour in the interest of
promoting the tourist business, and
this area in general.
The details are being worked
out, with the Chamber of Com
merce, Merchants Association and
Haywood Tourist Association all
cooperating on the project
James Kilpatrick, president, this
week named the following commit
tee to work out details: W. Curtis
Russ, chairman C. J. Reece Carl
Henry, H. L. Liner, Jr., and
Charles E. Ray. ,
Name Slate For
Haywood County's Republicans
last Saturday nominated Prof.
Charles F. Owen of Canton, James
A, Singleton of Dellwood, Glenn
Boyd of Jonathan Creek, and
Claude V. Thompson of Clyde to
run for top state and county off!
ces in the 1950 general election.
The GOP named Prof. Owen for
the state senate raceu Mr; Single
ton for the State House of Repre
sentatives, Mr, Boyd for chairman
of the County Board of Commis
sioners, and Mr. Thompson for
sheriff to oppose the democratic
nominees, who will be picked in the
At their convention at the Clyde
School last Saturday night, the
Haywood Republicans also nomi
nated: ' .
Max Thompson of Canton Route
2, World War II hero who ran for
sheriff on the GOP ticket in 1948,
for clerk of Superior Court; Grady
Henry of Maggie and Edgar Press
ley of Canton, for tax supervisor;
Kenneth H. Ford of Canton for
register of deeds; and Thomas H.
Rogers of Clyde, Lon R. Goodson
of Canton, and the Rev. P. C. Hicks,
retired Baptist minister, for posts
on the County Board of Commissioners.
The Republican voters will pick
the candidate for tax supervisor
and for the county board in their
own May Primary.
New Equipment Is
Added To 2 Super
Markets By Rays
Workmen have completed - the
installation of additional modern
equipment in two of Waynesville's
super markets Ray's' Super Mar
ket, and The Food Store. "
Installations at The Food Store
consisted of refrigerated produce
case, refrigerated self-service meat
case and a refrigerated double
decked dairy case.
At Ray's, a much larger self
service meat case wag added, an
other unit of a refrigerated pro
duce counter giving 33 feet of
this type display for produce, and
in addition, a large section of "dry''
All the equipment is of the lat
est design. ,
Run For Local
Wess Patton of Waynesville this
morning announced he was a can
didate for constable of Waynes
Mr. Patton has been active in
the Haywood, Democratic party '
for 35 years and served for ten
years as member of the police
department of Waynesville.
Killed ... . 2
Injured. ... 9
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).