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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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65th YEAR NO. 36 18 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News . WAYNES VR.LE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 4, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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The Singleton Triplets Are Identical
ruth That Wasn't
1? wh0 were
U to The sirana
fjLniv had their1 names
, the list, and their
;nt to other persons, the
one thai woum nave
-any a rea --.
Mmes were submutea xor
wpdnesday and Thurs-
person selecting, the
knot know the people who
chosen to get passes. ,
.bole story is a wmuw m
tJIS, ,ndalsoa well known
has never married, were
, Cet tickets-which was
l,iellnd gooa, eicH-
Ik film showing was
v Her Own.
I that Is tne reabou nuino
e names were made at the
ale, ...... :.
t early stages of the cam
ibe candidates were Just
hands with the qualified
teens, in the usual man
lidenee presented by J
it other day indicates, how-
!it inings seem iu ue gei-
all over. One candidate
ton bended knee before an
idow of an automobile. He
ve been using this .tradi-
kure of supplication, how
make a friend and influence
Itred citizen. Other possi
as too tall to address his
in the driver's seat without
m explaining why he came
late for dinner the other
laj just tying his Shoe. .
i these days on the eve of
ion. the sharn-eyed observ-
Js to paint with deep ilg
k even the most Innocent,
jless gesture or action.
another time recently, for
gentleman was staunchly
kin favor of his favorite
fe to a small group in a
lug a sound from one mem
p audience, he turned on
Md roared: . -'':
you'r'e voting against
W Well, I'm glad to know
to stand, anyway."
iWm vigorously tried
Mm: "I was only blowing
of - f V I
1 VI .-'.,!
EUCUSON IN HOSPITAL
Noble Ferguson, who is
patient at the Haywood
Hospital, Is reported to be
Iron Duff Folks Give $300
CDP Prize To Churches
The 14-year-old Singleton triplets , of Bethel, are so much alike that even relatives, and neighbors
cannot tell one from the other. They are shown here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Single
ton, and their only sister, Velma. The boys took a slightly differet "look. Into .the camera when this
picture was made, but don't let that fool you they are Identical in every way, size, temperament,
scholarship and even their appetites. Unless they change places, they are left to right: Roy, Ralphand
Ray. Mr. Singleton is -rounding out 22 years at Champion Paper and Fibre Company. (This is a Moun
taineer photo by Ingram's Studio.) ' , ; v.
Bethel Boys Have
Loads Of Fun-
It is not unusual to see "iden
tical twins'' but find "identical trip
lets" is a much harder task.
However even that is easy, if
one goes to the home of Mr.' and
Mrs. Dennis Singleton, at Bethel,
and asks to see Roy, Ralph and
Ray, the fine , looking lVyear-old
boys, who are so much alike that
neighbors, relatives , and school
teachers make no attempt to tell
them apart. -.-.,----r-
All three of the boys weigh ex
actly the same, wear the same size
shoes, and all other characteris
tics are Identical:
When they were four years old,
Ray had an attack of appendicitis;
when the two others were in the
first grade, they also had to un
dergo similar operations, and
the appendix of two had bursted.
The three brothers have always
been in the same room at Bethel
school, and their grades average
the same month in and month out.
The boys weighed only 4 pounds
each at birth, and being premature
babies, had to have special care
for sometime. Dr. Roy Moore was
the attending physician, and Mrs.
Artie Williams the nurse. The
three little fellows were born at
home on November 18, 1935.
(See Triplets Page 4)
Haywood Democrats will hold
their convention at the court house
Saturday at two o'clock for handl
lng a number of routine matters.
it was announced by Mrs. Fred Y,
Campbell, chairman of the Demo
cratic Executive Committee,
Among the matters to come to
the attention of the convention will
be the naming of delegates to the
state convention, and formal recog
nition of precinct chairmen and
vice choirmen named at last Satur
day's precinct meetings.
Also a new chairman of the
Executive Committee will be named
to succeed Mrs. Campbell. The
chairman named on Saturday will
be the third in thirty days for the
county. W. G. Byers resigned the
post as he is a candidate for House
of Representatives, and Mrs, Camp
bell, vice president, assumed the
There is a possibility that the
election of a chairman might be
deferred until alter the Trtmary
on May 27. This was not official,
but was hinted from several
sources here this morning.
1. . 1 ii
2 Former Haywood
Men Win Nominations
For Seats In Congress
jrist Group Told Area
,2ds More Advertising
The $300 Iron Duff got for plac
ing third in last year's community
improvement competition will be
given to thV community's churches.
The residents of Iron Duff vot
ed last Monday to use their prize
money in that way.
Thus the Methodist and Baptist
churches of the community will di
vide ke funds between them. 4
' The Dvi -Chapel Methodist
Church already' has laid plans to
start building new classrooms,
while the members ok the Antioch
Baptist Church plan to paint their
In this way the money wil bene
fit all the people of the community,
the residents decided.
During the Community Develop
ment Program session also a five
member committee was appointed
to make plans for a community
building, which Iron Duff needs
badly for a meeting place and re
creational purposes, 1 s.
Charlie Francis of Ratcliffe Cove
told the audience in the principal
address of the great possibilities
that the Community Development
Program offered. ' '
He stressed the advantage which
results when residents of different
communities meet together and en
gage in friendly competition.
Community Chairman J. R. Cald
well presided, and Lawson McEU
roy held the devotional.
Refreshments were served by the
members of the community's hos
To Complete Plans
For S.C. Motorcade
Representatives of the Brevard
Chamber of Commerce ' will Come
here Friday afternoon to ijvork nfit
with the local committee details
for the proposed good-will motor
cade into upper South Carolina.
Considerable groundwork on the
plan has already been completed,
and many contacts from Greenville,
Spartanburg, Greenwood and An
derson officials have been made.
The dates, and other details are
expected to be completed at the
meeting here Friday,
The motorcade is being sponsor
ed here by the Chamber of Com
merce, Merchants Association and
Wade Noland Died
U. S. Commissioner Wade Hamp
ton Noland, prominent Haywood
County citizen, died at 1:25 a. m
today in the Haywood County Hos
pital after an extended illness. He
was 78 years old.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday at the Crabtrce Baptist
Church. Officiating will be Rev.
Oder -Burnett e. Kev. L. O. Elliott
and 'Itev. B&ilus '''Rogers-. "Inter
ment will follow in the church
cemetery. 4 -.'
Pallbearers will be the follow'
ing grandsons: Grady Boyd Noland,
Jack Noland, Pete Noland, Ray No-
land, Howard Dotsan and Charles
Honorary pallbearers will be of
flcials of the Haywood County
A resident of Ratcliffe Cove, Mr.
Noland also was serving as a jus
tice of the peace, and had served
(See Noland Pase 8)
TIIAD EURE, North Carolina's
Secretary of State, will be the
featured speaker at the 1950
Ramp Convention next Sunday
at Black Camp Gap, Mr. Eure Is
the only chief speaker ever elect
ed by the Ramp Convention offi
cials and they named him to
the job for life.
1950 Ramp Meet
Ramp Convention officials today
wcro praying for fair, sunny weath
er for Sunday's 20th annual event
the only occasion of its kind that
Inch Of Rain In
10 Minutes Here
On Monday ntfcht, an inch of
rain fell in a 10-mlnut period.
according to the official reading
by the State est Farm,
The total for the day was 127
Starts May 8
Judge Zcb V., Nettles of Ashe-
ville will convene the regular May
two-week civil term of Haywood
Superior Court here Monday morn
ing."' . '
Court Clerk Hush Leatherwood
indicated that the docket would in
clude principally routine divorce
pays tribute to the only thing in actions amj a few damage suits
nature which repels at ine same
time that it attracts.
The powerful little vegetable
which was the roason for the first
and the last 19 Conventions has,
according to observers, the most
strenuous fragrance of all the spc-
Wins In Florida And
Edward Robeson, Jr.
Wins In Virginia
Haywood county will be the best
represented section in the nation,
in Congress, though by sentiment
Last Tuesday, former Rep. Geo.
Smathers won over Incumbent
Claude . Pepper for the Democra
tic nomination for the U. S. Sen
ate in the Florida state primary.
The same day, a few hundrtd
miles north, In Virginia, Edward
J. Robeson, Jr., his nelghbar from
Haywood county, was winning a
seat in the U. S. House of Representatives.
Both won their campaigns by
Pepper, veteran New Dealer who
had been in the Senate 14 years,
conceded victory to Smathers after
the latest returns showed him trail
ing by more than 50,000 votes. .
An Associated Press writer terra-
Meanwhlle, the names of
county citizens were drawn for ed Smatherj a young
dossiu e jury uuiy iui me iciin. aa i uic-i j uh
First week: ;
Harrison Davis, Fines Creek;
Hugh Rabb, Waynesville; Grady L,
cles in the vegetable or animal Owen, Beaverdam; J. R. Justice,
kingdom. Fines Creek: Bill Lowe. Fines
Hut n is expeciea to auraci creek;
some io.uuu men, women, ana cnii
dren to the late J. R. Boyd's field
at beautiful 5.000-foot Black Camp
Gap on the edge of the National
Park, ; ' ',;'" v
m. 'tS Tot the ramp all by ItselJE,
however, that will be responsible
for the large crowd from many
(See Ramps Page 1 -Sec 2)
Jack P. McCracken, Pigeon; Pat
Cole, Clyde; Carl W. Green, Beav
erdam; Arthur woody, Ivy Hill;
Hardy Carver, Jonathan Creek;
Frank L, Jones, Waynesville; Ar
lry. B. Parton, Clyde; j-1ra W, -A.
Mr. Robeson in his race in Vir
ginia's first district, gained a 42
per cent plurality over his two
Democratic and one Republican op
ponents for the unexpired term of ,
the late Rep. Otis Bland. He'll seek
a full term In the August primary.
His winning margin over his near
est opponent, Democrat William A.
Wright, was more than 3,000 bal
lots.', . ..i,:.!tf.
Blake T. Newton of Westmore
land,, president nthe-State Board
of Education, wasne other DeniOK
Wednesday night Dollshed
Mrthet plans for th rnm-
j ui.a)u i. v
a from the extreme parts
rTf point out some sug-
' increasing the tourist
P Eller. nf finv a
till. L ""( U
'. stressed the need for
f "t'ne season w onnvW.
of the beauty of the
'DO fall 6,nn. j ti.-
"-'"js ia nits
?'ho told the tourist
mi the "weak point"
'"US, from Miphloan
UZW another con-
Pt0 be donp Inrallv ,ac
people of the north
--; -u me south it was
"""iner. wi, it.t i
influx of visitors," he added.
Carl Henry, president of the
association, presided during the
The group approved increasing
(See Tourists Page 8)
H,IZ ""uaJ evenu
i WaVhopiTiii j
I iw muc temopra.
ZV "V the staff of
Mrs.- G. C Plott and son, Hay
wood Plott, have returned from
Camp LeJeune where they spent
a week as guests of the former's
son-in-law and daughter, Sgt. and
Mrs. J. B. Luckadoo.
Objectives Set Up For
1950 Community Program
By MRS. GEORGE BORING
Extension Service workers and
officers of the Haywood County
Community Development Program
last Monday night set up five main
objectives for the basis, of the
judging in the 1950 Community
Putting the projects on a point
system having a total value of 1,
800 units, they set up these ob
jectives: development of a home
food supply, with 300 points award
ed for the best; develop and im
prove sound systems of farming
Develop and improve farms and
homes in appearance, comfort, and
convenience 300 points; ;
; Community organization and de
velopment 500 points; and keep
ing complete records in scrapbook
form of the individual community's
' As la.st year, prizes totalling $1,
000 again will be awarded to the
(See 1950 Program Page 4)
By Fire Today
Fire of undetermined origin ear
ly this morning destroyed Jake's
stpnk House, three miles east of
Waynesville on the Asheville high
The proprietor, Jake Jones, nar
rowly escaped injury himself, wak
ing up as the flames were sweep
ing toward his room in the small
The loss was. estimated at about
$10,000., " '
Fire Chief Clem Fitzgerald re
norted Mr. Jones had to drive to
Charlie's Place in East Waynesville
to phone in the alarm because the
blaze had burned out the telephone
wires in the grill.
The fire chief said the restau
rant's roof had caved In and the
entire structure was enveloped in
flames when the fire truck reach
ed the scene at about 3:30 a. m,
(See Fire Page 8)
'Amos J. Moody, Jonathan cm in the race, The Kepuoncan
Creok; Arthur Lewis, Ivy '.Hills Joe was Nile Straugtian, Frederick
S. Davis, Crabtree; Thomas Mc- burg businessman,
Gahi, Cataloochee; Alney Mehaf- Mr. Robesn, an executive of the
fey,' Ivy Hill; ' Newport News Shipbuilding Com-
. Wallace W. Hill, Crabtree; John- pany, will serve for at least the
son Smith, Clyde; Raymond C. remainder of this year. Congress
Stamey, Beaverdam; Douglas Rath- man Bland's term was to expire in
bone, Beaverdam; Thomas R. Rob
inson, Beaverdam; Edward Greg
Frank Rathbone, Fines Creek;
Amos Arrlngton, Fines Creek;
Howard Sellars, Beaverdam; C, C.
Robert ' McElroy, White Oak;
Mary Wells Freeman, Beaverdam;
Jog Tcague, WHile Oak; Hub Press
ley, Clyde; II. C. Duckett, Waynes
(Sce Couit Pag? 8)
Mr. Robeson s victory was re
garded as an upset to the regular
Mr. Smathers, who served with
the Marines in World War II, is 30
years old, and is currently serving
his second term in the House.
His Republican opponent in the
November election will be John P
Booth, Miami attorney. However,
(See 2 Haywood Men Page
A Waynesville doctor, nurse
and welfare official today endorsed
the current Haywood County Can
cer Drive which started this week.
All three pointed out the in
crease in cancer cases and the need
Spotlight Of Politics In North Carolina To Be Focused On Haywood
Senator Graham '
Coming Here For
Program At WCTC
Senator Frank P. Graham will
be a week-end guest in Haywood,
but is not slated to participate in
any public program. . 1
Tentative plans are for Senator
Graham to come here about 4:30
Saturday afternoon from Cuuc
whee, where he will appear on the
morning program as principal
speaker at the fiiauguration of Paul
A Reid as president of Western
Carolina Teachers College.
Senator 'Graham will be 'the
Euest of R. L. Prevost, his Haywood
camoaisn manaeer. on Saturday
nieht. He Is expected to meet a
mimhop nf friends during the
eveninsl ' . ' .. '
On Sunday morning Senator
Graham will accompany Bryan
Mprtforrf In ihe Ramo Convention
at Black Camp Gap, leaving early
(Ke, (Iraham rage- o;
' , '
SENATOR FRANK P. GRAHAM
will spend the week-end in
Waynesville. No formal speeches
Parade To Feature
Welcome To Smith
Morning For Address
Haywood backers of Willis Smith,
candidate for - U. S. Senate, pre
dicted this morning, a "packed
court house" to hear the first major
address of the current campaign
made in this county.
Mr. Smfth will speak at eleven
o'clock Saturday morning.
Sheriff R. V. Welch and Arthur
Osborne, who are looking after
Mr. Smith's campaign in Haywood,
said this morning that plans had
been completed for staging a' pa
rade down Main Street about 10:30.
The parade will be. led by the
Canton high school band," Sheriff
Welch said, "and. upon arrival at
the court house, the band'will play
until the formal program gets
underway in the court room."
Sheriff Welch made this formal
statement regarding the band: "We
(See Smith Page 8)
To Visit Here
WILLIS SMITH will make a ma
jor address of the Senatorial
campaign here Saturday morn
ing at eleven.
Reynolds Might Make
Initial Kick-Off Of
Campaign In West
Over VVeek-End '
Robert R. Reynolds, another
candidate for the U. S. Senate, has
indicated to officials of the Ramp
Convention that he will come over
Sunday from his home in Ashe
ville to attend the event at Black
Camp Gap. He is the only one of
the three not scheduled to spend
the night in Waynesville.
Mr. Reynolds has been devoting
most of his campaigning in the
Piedmont and Eastern part1 of the
state, and some onservers here this
morning were of the opinion that
his coming to Haywood this week
end would be the initial kick-off of
his campaign in the west.
No public address is slated tor
Mr. Reynolds, except for the inv
promptu talks at the Ramp Con
Officials Urge Support
Of Haywood Cancer Drive
for a constantly vigorous campaign
against the dread disease which of
ficials predict will take the lives of
2,916 people in North Carolina
alone this year.
Dr. Thomas Stringfield, in his
capacity as county physician, declared-
"I have seen and treated more
cancer patients during the past 12
months than in any other one year.
"It is my hope that all the peo
ple of this community will be very
generous in making their donations
to the present cancer drive, which
I consider a most worthy cause."
Mrs. Sam L. Queen, superintend
ent of the Haywood County Wel
fare Department, made these state
ments: "During the past year, the wel- .
fare department has handled the
treatment of 15 cancer patients. :
"The American Cancer Society
; (See Cancer Page 8)
ROBERT R. REYNOLDS has
told friends he will arrive Sun
day morning to attend the Ramp
Saturday Is The Time To Register For The Democratic Primary, May 27th
Injured .... 12
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(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)