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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
63th YEAR NO. 31 8 PAGES
The Waynesville chapter, National Secretaries' Association, was chartered Thursday night at a din
ner meeting at the Skyland Tea Room on the Balsam Road. Seated, left to right, are Miss Joy Woody,
corresponding secretary; Miss Louise Gaddy, vice-president; Mrs. Jimmy Gillespie, recording secre
tary; and Mrs. Evelyn Haynes Carter, treasurer. Standing, left to right: Miss Haiel Franklin, Miss
Reta Grant, Miss Rufina Bright, Miss Mary Sue Crocker, Miss Clara Dotson, Mrs. Louise Stahl,
bulletin editor; Miss Mary Medford, president, the charter members; and Mrs. Cornelia Farrell, pres
ident of the Asheville chapter, who presented the charter, (Photo by Ingram's Studio.)
C Wunesville man belat
gjihis morning that he
...,rHr and assured
. ,f bovs ana s -the
car u"" - :-Vk,
bouse, me uvw
'.k- fimreof a black cat.
Pithily up the road
i ftW feet away, ,are
I Bunching i small vege-
Itbf lights cut the dark
l ribbit Jerked his head
the cat. and scampered
underbrush. r '
it related' stared with dis
lecir, shrugged his shoul
ij sauntered slowly off.
i tister Bunny that night
children leaving his
fnght on schedule.
fry Again k
limes, the man had started
r.talnnrhee Ranch With
Sht aid she wanted to
torse real, live horse.
ht wanted to ride horse
she said she Planned to
man who had farm with
time, however, something
to stop him from making
Sunday was warm and sun-
nothing was on vne scnea
tie day. .'
time," whispered the man
if. "we'll make It."
a to the ranch, he park-
W stream to get some water
boiling radiator. From
would be Just a matter of
ks filling a can with cold
hen a small ball wrapped
it and white shirt Issuing
of surprise rolled past him
ashed Into the creek.
blast," he gasped, and
arlessly into the raging
to the rescue.
laughter, braving the chill
Wing down the mountain,
pull him out of the six
jof water and escorted his
jig frame to the car, where
iittle girl, solemnly watch-
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naa as "icy uirnea . - n n
M drove hack to town, lUOnVGnilOIi 10 DG
Informed of the purpose of K . mm .
noia ai maaaiG
a few minutes of thought-1 ; V ; f t ;;F""T
pee, she leaned over, patted fhe annual Fiddler's Convention
fitly On a creek-soaked leg, will be held at the Maggie School,
Friday, April 21, at 7:30, This Is
anevent that attracts hundreds of
people each spring and the pro'
cep'ds .wlll be-used to buy band
uniforms and books for the library
of the school
N. W. Rogers, principal, said that
Justice of Canton Is dointi the program arranged thus far
flopping these days for 20 should attract an over-flow crowd,
lers. He s looking for the Last year the auditorium was pack-
fing in young men's Spring ed, and many unable to gain en
Mhe correct attire, in trance.
w the baseball diamond. Prizes and refreshments will be
he finishes, he'll Dut these Part of the program. Already as
r.on the boys on his Hay- signed parts on the program in
punty American Leeion elude the Maggie Rhythm band,
baseball team, r Roy Kirkpatrick's Smoky Ramblers,
Hiner Motor Sales of Way- The Francis Cove Chord Busters,
Whidden band, Lumberjacks, fcet-
zer Brothers and several others,
Mr. Rogers said that all musical
groups are invited to enter ' the
Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 17, 18M $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Waynesville Secretaries' Association Chartered
File For Offic
Lake Junaluska Programs
To Draw Big Attendance
ft worry, daddy, we'll get
p some other time so you
i the horse."
nd Champion Motor of
noth Ford agencies, are
P $300 between them to
youngsters up in American
uniforms for this year's
N Sells' A"
so At Clyde
Lions To Attend
Revival, C of C
Event This Week
f,r, Kuth Green used The Waynesville Lions will at-
n want ad in' The Moun- tend the revival at the First Bap-
w eu a 5-room house Ust hnh in a hnAv Thursdav
r i iiiKUL
Uln said sh h.
m a!ld cou,d have sold dinner at their regular meeting,
"miiar pieces of prop- scheduled to open at 7 o'clock at
m ad wad as follows: On Friday night, the members
ATM - ' I-. 4Ua -li.U ..,111 ottanH tha annual
kr. Ovpr t S6' Ii,ght!' banquet of the Waynesville-Hazel-
P'lalnes Po, i .
ftuth Green, route 2.
The program committee of the
Lake Junaluska Asembly has pre
pared a series of events for the
1050 season embracing some of the
best platform talent -in this .coun
try, and even several foreign coun.
tries, Dr. Frank ,- Ive, superin
tendent told Rotarlans here Friday.
"The 1950 program as it now ap
pears, witi De a hignngnt or mis
37-year-old religious Assembly" he
Dr. Love pointed out in his talk
that the Assembly meant far more
to this area than what business It
hrnneht. "The influence of the
Assembly 1 far-reaching, ; and
touches all Methodist churches In
the nine southeastern states."
In speaking of Influence, he
said: "I firmly believe that more
young people have dedicated their
lives to service on the grounds of
Lake Junaluska than at Wake For
est. Davidson, and Duke combin
ed." -. -
"The very atmosphere of the As
sembly, the conferences, and the
inspiration one gets is something
that eriDS. and makes for better
men and women."
He predicted a banner year as far
as attendance, as the type of pro.
grams already arranged will bring
(n record crowds to the many var
Dr. Love also pointed out that
since this community is part of
Lake Junaluska. that too often the
citizens here fail to realize the op
portunities afforded by the many
and varied progrems.
The big job of taking the cerV
sus was half finished up to noon
An oin.ilal reported the enumer
ators wcie "right on schedule" and
forecast that the work would be
completed by April 30, in accord
ance with the government time
Following established plans, the
43 enumerators continued working
methodically through all sections
of the county today.,
. The official sould.not mak avail
able figures public today, adding
that fhev would have to come
from higher authorities who would
announce them some time after
the census-taking was completed.
Up to now, all of Waynesville
down to the railroad track in Frog
Level Is on the books, and all of
Hazelwood. The workers expected
to complete the remainder of the
Waynesville town area shortly.
Among the areas still to be cov
ered by the enumerators are por
tions of Jonathan Creek, Fines
Creek, Crablree, Iron Duff, and
all of Cataloochee, including part
of Big Creek.
The work is still progressing
also in the Canton and Clyde town
The official also reported the
people throughout the county have
cooperated very courteously with
the enumerators in the enormous
task of Counting the population. :
"Everywhere," he said, "the cen
(See Census Page 8)
The Waynesville chapter of the
National Secretaries Association
was born officially Thursday night
at the Skytand Tea Room on Bal
In ceremonies which high-light
ed a dinner meeting. Miss Mary
Medford, the president of the
Waynesville organization, received
the charter from Mrs, Cornelia
Farrell, president of the Asheville
Then Miss Medford and the oth
, er officers were Installed formally
by members of the Asheville group.
Named earlier to the other posts
of the Waynesville chapter were
Miss Louise Gaddy as vice-presl
dent; Miss. Joy Woody, correspond'
ing secretary; Mrs. Jimmy Gilles
pie, recording secretary; Mrs.
Evelyn Carter, treasurer; and Mrs,
Louise Stahl, bulletin editor.
The other charter members of
the chapter are Miss Rufina Ilright
Miss Reta Grant, Miss Clara Dot
son, Miss Mary Sue Crocker, and
Miss Hazel Franklin. Each was pre
sented e pin by Mrs. Farrell, who
welcomed them Into the organlza
tion and read messages to the same
effect from the national president
James Kllpatrlck, president of
the Waynesville-Hazel wood Cham
ber of Commerce, delivered the
principal address of the program.
Among the special guests also
was.Mrs. Gordon Schenck, secre
tary of the Chamber of Commerce.
Though the Installation and
charter ceremony was hold In
Haywood, the members of the new
Waynesville chapter were the
guests of thf Asheville chapter.
Membership tri "the ' "organization
Is effected by Invitation.
62 Democrats File For !
Nominations In County
A large number of last-minute filers swelled the list of
candidates in the Democratic primary to the largest ballot
ever known here.
'The board of elections did a land-office business late
Saturday afternoon, and now the list of candidates for all
offices total 59 on the Democrrtic side, and 11 on the Re
publican side. , "
C. E. Cole, chairman, said the board took in S41B in rash Satur.
day from fees from the filing candidates.
Only one Haywood office on the ticket remains without opposi
tioncoroner. Dr. J. F. Pate, of Canton, Is sccktng re-election, and
does not have opposition from either party.
Bryan moaiora mrew nis hat into the r ni a MnH ri.t. tn
chairman of the board of commissioners, while J. Paul Murray, former
mayor oi bunion is running tor me nomination as State Senator.
Shortly after noon today, Bryan D. Medford appeared before the
board of elections and withdrew as a candidate for chairman of
the Board of Commissioners.
Two others announced for tax collector, bringing the total for
that office to five. They were M. E. "Tony" Davis and Floyd Miller.
The board of education has the largest number of candidates
with eleven, and from the number three ate to be named:
The next largest has eight running for the nomination as com
missioner, of wnicn two places are to be filled.
The only Republican contest on a countv-wld hasl u
ber of the board of commissioners, where three members are seeking
me iwo places.
No Report Yet On
SBI's Local Probo
Solicitor Ttud Brysnn told the
Monntalneer today he has not yet
"heard a thine" from the SUte
Bureau of Investigation recrd
Inr its import on Its inquiry Into
Haywood County election ac
tivities. When he receives It, he add
ed, he would "Investigate H
"All I know right now." Mr.
Bryson explained, "is what I've
read In the newspaper.'
An announcement following
the SUte Board of Elections"
meeting la Raleigh on alleged
Irregularltiea In several western '
N. C. counUes said last Thnrs-
day that SBI evidence regarding-
Haywood would be turned over
to Solicitor Bryson. . 4
Mr. Bryson made his statement "
on the matter when the Moun- J
taineer contacted him by phone"
at Franklin this morning. "
W. G. Byers
Oral L. Yates
J. A. Singleton
wood and Lake Junaluska Cham
ber of Commerce.
Beaverdam CDP Meet
Set For Tuesday
The residents of Beaverdam will
meet at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday at the
home of Jack Chapman for a Com
munity Development Program
meeting. - '
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Pigeon JValley. Folk To
Beautify Bethel Cemetery
py, April 17-Jd.i -ij..
Pra m j y cluuuy
t 2&.rt Tuesday;
.;v:u snowers Tues-
Max. Min. Pcpt.
o , 27
By MRS. HOWARD SMATHERS
The Community Development
clubs of Pigeon Valley are cooper
ating in a project of beautifying
the Bethe! Community Cemetery.
This is a project that many people
are Interested in because it is one
of the largest and oldest cemeteries
in the county. Many slaves are
The cemetery covers an area of
approximately five acres and it is
practically filled with graves. Sev
eral efforts have been made in
the past to do something Bbout
keeping the cemetery cleaned off
and much good has been done. It
was of a temporary nature how
ever. The letter that follows tells
of a plan to make this cemetery a
place of beauty and a joy to the
ones who have relatives or friends
buired there. '
"We know that it is impossible
to contact ail the people who are
interested personally. If you do not
receive this letter, will you please
accept this public notice as a per
sonal letter to you," the commit
tee said.., . ..
The Committee in charge includ
ing the trustees are: Hugh K. Ter
rell, Mrs. Horace Peek, Mrs. T. W.
Cathey, Rev. Clyde L, Collins, Mr.
Frank Wells. C. L. Rollins.' Corbit
Wright, and Mrs. Welch Singleton.
The letter, in part, reads:
"We are writing you because you
have relatives or friends buried
in the Bethel Community Ceme
tery. This letter is written in the
name of the Community Develop
ment Program in Pigeon Valley
which has taken as one of its pro
jects the leveling, beautifying, and
seeding of the cemetery. The trus
tee Pigeon Valley Page 8) ...
Commander Of Battle
ship North Carolina
Is Waynesville Visitor
Admiral H. Pou Thomas, who
was in command of the Battleship
North Carolina during the war
years 1943-44, was a Waynesville
visitor here Friday.
He was enroute from a visit to
his boyhood "home 1 n Haywood
county, Tenenssee, and stopped by
to pay a visit to Admiral W, N,
Thomas, at Lake Junaluska.
Admiral (H. P.) Thomas retired
BROWN IS IMPROVING
George A. Brown, Sr., is con
tinuing to improve at his home,
following a fall in which he suf
fered a broken arm. - He was treat
ed at a hospital for several days.
He is the father of George A.
Brown, Jr., chairman of the board
Rev. D. H. Daniel
At First Baptist
Another large congregation , is
expected to hear Rev. D. H. Daniel
tonight at 7:30, In the scries of
revival messages at the First Bap
The services began Sunday morn.
Ing, and will continue for one
week. The services begin at 7;30
Rev. Mr. Daniel announced his
subject for tonight would be "The
Power of Prayer."
The Tuesday evening subject will
be "The Spirit of Pentlcost" and
on Wednesday he will preach on
"Remember Lot's Wife."
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor of the
church, said that special music
would be featured at each service,
Claude V. Thompson
Glenn A. Boyd
George F. Brown
Many People Are
Buying Tickets For
C. of C. Banquet
Many people are buying their
tickets to the annual Chamber of
Commerce banquet, to be held at
the Hazelwood School Friday night.
Carl Goerch, editor-publisher of
The Stale Magazine, and well
known radio commenator, will be
the featured speaker. A specialty
number by a group of Cherokee
Indians will also be part of the
The Lions and Rotary Clubs are
to attend the meeting in lieu of
their regular weekly meeting.
-The available tickets are on sale
at the Chamber of ;Commerce
office or Town Hall. The number
of tickets are limited, due to the
space in the dining hall.
WTHS Band To Compete
Friday In NC Music Event
Waynesville High School's con
cert band is working out in over
time sessions in final preparation
for the State Music Contest at
Greensboro Friday night.
Last Thursday night's concert
raised $335 to finance the trip for
the band and the mixed chorus. ; -
Director Charles Isley's musi
cians elected to play in the tough
est of the state classifications.
They'll compete against Lenoir,
Reynolds of Winston Salem,
Greensboro, and High Point, in
their bid for recognition as North
Carolina's finest high school band.
The band contest is a top fea
ture of the annual Music Festival
which is held at the Woman's Col
lege of the University of North
The concert band, accompanied
by Associate Director Robert
Campbell, will leave here by bus
at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Mr. Isley and the mixed chorus
left at 10 a.m. by bus today for
The singers will take part in a
choral concert of 500 youngsters
from high schools throughout the
(See Band Page 8)
FOR STATE SENATE
W. M. "Bill" Medford
J. Paul Murray .
Fred Y. Campbell
Charles E. "Bill" Mllner
L. Medford Leatherwood
CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
David F. Underwood, Jr.
Charles C. Francis
Bryan D. Medford (withdrew at noon today)
FOR COMMISSIONER- -
. " (Two to be elected)
p. J Noland , .yj,, , .. .
Jarvls II . Allison
James fc. Henderson
Frank R. Medford
R. L. Justice
Frank M. Davis
. , . FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION
(Three to be elected)
Robert W. Boone
Jack L. West
Clarence C. Medford
J. W. Killian
Samuel Logan Sanderson
C. R. Francis
J. L. Worley
J. D. Justice
. ' FOR TAX COLLECTOR
Vanar W. Haynes
M. E. "Tony" Davis
REGISTER OF DEEDS
P. D. Turner
CLERK OF COURT
C. II. Leatherwood
J. B. Siler ,
Dr J. F. Pate
Constable, Clyde TownshipArthur J. Greene (D), Hardy Clark
(D), J. G. Carver (D), Hurbert Thompson D), Han Thompson (D),
and Jeter P. Hawkins (R).
Constable, Beaverdam Township W. H. Scott D), IT. B. Mehaffey
(D), Lyle (Adman) Smathers (D) and Jeff Britton (R) and James
E. Haynie (R).
Constable, Fines Creek Township W. B. Murray (D), and F. R.
Constable, Waynesville Township Clarence L. Edwards (D), J.
W. Patton (D), Aut F. Arrington (D), and E. B. Cogdill (D).
Constable Ivy Hill Township M. D. Carver fD)
Constable, Jonathan Creek Township W. C. Sutfon (D)
Constable East Fork Township Albert Fish (D), E. L. Poston
(D). and Shay Henson (R).
Three Democrats are seeking places as justices of peace J Bryan
Heatherly, East Fork; Ralph R. Mease, Beaverdam and W. C. Price.
Speakers On Pfogmm Of
Conference At Junaluska
John Jones Named
Haywood County :
Haywood County has, a new pub
lic heaKli sanitarian.
John Jones, a native of Durham,
left the Transylvania County
Health Department recently to join
the staff of the Haywood office.
He fills the vacancy created
when Lyle Jones, county sanitarian
here for more than a year, resigned
to accept an appointment with tfc
Mr. Jonis is associated in his
new Job with another former Hay
wood public health official Dr.
Mary Mlchal. former health officer
of the old district that included
Haywood and four other counties.
Dr. Michal accepted an appoint
ment as officer of the three-county
district with headquarters at
Boone after Haywood was set up
as a health unit by itself.
John Jones Is a graduate of the
University of North Carolina.
An impressive group of promi
nent educators, churchmen and
public figures will give platform
leadership to the Methodist Convo
cation for Teachers and Presidents
of Adult Classes of the Southeast
ern Jurisdiction to be held June
24-27 at Lake Junaluska, and
Waynesville, according to the Con
vocation program recently released
by Dr. M. Leo Kippy, convocation
Speakers and their topics in or
der of appearances1 are:
Dr. William R. Cannon, Jr. pro
fessor of church history, Emory
University, Georgia, who will open
the Convocation Saturday evening
with his address, "A Divine Call."
Dr. Paul B. Anderson, of White
Plains, N. Y., associate secretary of
the International Committee of
Y. M. C. A's., will speak Sunday
morning in "Christianity and Com
munism." Dr. Georgia Harkness,
professor o f applied theology,
Garrett Biblical Institute, Evans
ton, 111., who will also speak Sun
day morning has as her topic "Go
United States Senator Frank
Graham, of Chapel Hill and Wash
ington, will be the first speaker
Sunday evening and will discuss
"Educating Adults to Live in Our
Economic and Political Order." Al
so speaking Sunday evening is Dr.
N. C. McPherson, Jr., pastor of St.
John's Methodist Church in Mem
phis, Tennessee. His topic is "A
At the Monday morning Plat
form hour, Dr. John Rustln, past
or of Mt. Vernon Place Methodist
Church in Washington, D. C, will
(See Lake Speakers Pace 8)
Rear Admiral W. N. Thomas of
Lake Junaluska, retired Chief of
Navy Chaplains, will make the
principal address Tuesday night at
the annua banquet and meeting of
the Champion YMCA at Canton.
Approximately 200 members of
the "Y" and their friends are ex
pected to attend the session, which
will open at 6:30 p.m.
During the course of the meet
ing also, officials of the organiza
tion will submit their reports of
work during the past year.
Canton Child Hurt
When Hit By Car
Near His Homo
Five-year-old Bobby Spinnett of
Canton is under treatment at an
Asheville hospital for injuries he
sustained Friday when he was
struck by a car near his home.
State Highway Patrolman Woot
en, who Investigated, reported the
cnna was nn as he started to re
turn to his home across the high
way from the family's mailbox.
He sustained a fractured leg.
Injured . . . . 10
(This Information com
plied from Records of
Stabs Highway Patrol).