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1 M of the trout season
. expected. Guy
JmincU Mssie. each of
m their 10-trout limit In
j the West Fork, re-
i, bout 350 anglers were
nks of that stream to
f the season's opening
libsat 150 more were
tJZ the East Fork at
lt-t strings weight a
impounds each, and each
W trom seven to 12 inches
Published TwiceA-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. 37 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N..C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 8, 1350
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Flash Fire Destroys Home and Workshop
m inuiiu vui " "
U.t hiooens when a car
Cup Its mind whether to
I out of the parking lot
S, Court House, he dls
hat bis gears were In re
i to second all at the same
fMtht letting out the
U strip Ws gears, he
.rt the shift so it would
or the otner.
kept rolling backward
i iteep driveway, linauy
'tea it tried to nudge
Ui iside with Its rear.
bumper and trunk
mimnled. but no one
'ing Saucer, It
just to kill a rumor even
dirts. That was a com
rtawariety, Air Force B
lew fast through Wayne
iifky skies Friday morn
k wis not a flying saucer,
witnesses saw the familiar
Jit through the skies at
lately 10,000 feet. (If you
e it, count 'em.)
i wings, a fuselage, and
Wed one man, who ask-
lis name ba withheld from
id, "it prooaoiy naa peo-
too, but it was too dad-
igh for me to see it.
lUldn't see it trailing any
r.ote. I don t know wheth.
b jet-propelled ot . motor
"i it was either one or the
Mever B-38 s are rap
he driven by. ..-.4.
.ltd to rent a plane and
I But it was too far to the
Besides those cub planes
tve quite the speed. They
Views Of Orchards For Film Featuring Susan Hayward
lolly wm i Camera
, W . 9
Rural Road Meeting
Set For One On Wednesday
;':Miilei''lngTam,photographer1.nished.W'the.burmng J. D. Stanley home and workshop about four
'o'clock Sunday morning and made this picture without aid, of artificial light. The area was so bright
fc that no flashgun was used. Silhouetted against the flames are Felix Stovall, left, assistant Are chief,
- and Policeman Hub Ruff, right helping man the hose. This picture was made from the center of High
way No. 19A-23. Mr, and Mrs. Stanley and two sons narrowly escaped from the flaming building.
VJillis Smith Slaps zlt
socialism, End Roils
Hd dress HUereSaSm'day
f -A A
that high, either.
I only had $2 In my
nd I had to use that to
k I don't know how to fly
.lathe first place.
'mty, high places make
to i reporter's question
.He believed it was a fly-
Tor flying cigar, a third
iw rubbed hi? chin, and
"toward Soco Gao.
be aid after a long period
,m silence, "it was
d ramp lust flvlnir a.
ing for a place to leave
he turned on his heel
k talked away, he mut-
questions, you'll get
(y revealed it was a B-36
Gas Station Blazo
Flames shot hieh in the air late
Saturday nisht at Jesse James
filling station on North Main Street.
.But the blaze just so much fire
works, though it could have been
very serious. : v-
Damage was negligible.
Fire Chief . Clem Fitzgerald re
ported a car apparently struck one
of tthe gasoline pumps Just about
hard t enough1 to break the lighted
elobe. . .' " -
5 Soarks from the breaKing ngni
ignited some gasoline vapors, send
ing one names- snooting uo
nh!hluke .biB torch v
Wayhesville . firemen got the
Mrs. Claude McClure and .Miss
Viola May Taylor left Thursday
for Berea, Ky., for a week's visit
to Miss Alawayne McClure, who is
a student at Berea College,
ales B. McCrary To
A Haywood Democrats
t McCrary, of Finest
FUelectpri chairman I
Rnty Democratic exec- tnfv:
Kelly was named as secre
tianitt. t M. Li"" . lalJ
siw t . ue "eeng oi
m chairmen held here
f toe Democratic conven-
M COUrt hnnu c...i...
. - A. a, SACU
who has served as
ftor the past several weeks
Jy g- Byers, who re
" a candidate for the
: wpresentatives. Mrs.
f n0 was
w - V4ia441liai
F rejected to that
f com n vm Mh.
Deleaates were named to the
state Democratic convention to be
held in Kaleigh on Thursday.
, vuui.y an(j J d
r dershowers Tuesday
'M ni thundershow-
53 . ...
By BILL LINDAU
A motion carried to elect all per
.nn. nrPRpnt and extend the at
tendance at the convention to any
Democrat in the county wno couia
attend. ' . v.' :': ':
Haywood is entitled to 54 dele
gates and If more attend an elec
tion wiU be held in Raleigh to
name those who win represciiv
county as delegates.
Thm tnn upntinn and precinct
chairmen endorsed Thomas A. V
zell, Jr., of Asheville, for U. S.
attorney for the Western North
Carolina district ana asiea
he be named for the full term., He
has been acting district attorney.
Serving on the resolution cuu -
rolttee were Mrs. Fred campoeu,
W. R. Francis and C. B- McCrary.
RepresentaUves irom oi
24 voting precincts in the county
were represented Saturday. Mrs.
Campbell, acting chairman, opened
the meeting and W. G. Byers. was
named temporary chairman ana
Mrs. L,' M. White of Beaverdam,
was named secretary of the meeting.'
Willis Smith last Saturday mornl
ing lashei.;,the ;Bra.nnan 'Plan,
TEPC. and othed proposals which
he declared would leaa to me con
verslorl of the U. S, to s socialistic
and eventually communistic form
of government . v
The candidate lor tne uemocra
tic nominati6ii to the U. S. Senate
addressed his remarks in a cam
palgn speech at the Court House
here.'. : . : . .-'
He also rapped Governor Scott
for what he called bis efforts to
take away the right of the people
to choose their own elections of
ficials, and attacked U, S. Senator1
Frank P. Graham's alleged former
connection with1 groups labelled as
subversive by the U. S. Attorney
General. V rStb.:-:
In regard to the recent elections
board fight, he told the radio-audience
and the approximately 250
persons attending the rally that
he was glad to see the mountain
people resist this attempt to dic
tate; f ;.! - v
Referring to ' Senator Graham,
one of his opponents in the May
27 Primary, he declared he would
like to "ask him about the South
ern Conference of Human Welfare,
which has been demonstrated as
having been disloyal." ":
Graham, he added, was president
of this organization.' '
That doesn't mean Graham him
self was disloyal, he explained, but
it does mean that he was "so un
wary as to lend his name and the
name of North Carolina" to the
He also pointed out that the
junior senator had joined in a pet-
' (See Smlth-Pag e 8)
A flash flreihat roared through
the Balsam Pattern Shop on Bal
sam Road early yesterday morning
came wllhld seconds of wiping out
a family, of four.-" '
, R, C. Stanley r.,' was overcome
by smoke JusMs he stepped out of
the blazing building. f
His Wife and their two sons
reached the yard seconds before
the entire structure was enveloped
in flames. ' :' .
Only the quick, alert action of
Waynesvllle firemen prevented the
fire from spreading to the State
Trout Hatchery buildings and
breeding pools just across the
road, and the surrounding forest
The intense heat from the 100
foot-high flames shooting through
the combined residence and wood
working shop was curling the
shingles of one of the Hatchery
buildings 100 feet away when the
firemen, led by Chief Clem Fitz
gerald arrived and played their
hose on the smoking structure.
Clouds of- steam hissed up from
the roof of the hatchery building
All persons interested in rural
roads are bel..g called Into a spec
ial meeting Wednesday at one
o'clock for a discussion of new
The meeting has been called
by L. Dale Thrash.' highway com
missloners of the tenth district, and
he will be assisted by engineers of
Commissioner Thrash said that
due to good weather, a working
I organization, and the cooperation
of the people, the road program is
somewhat ahead of schedule in
He continued: "We think some
of the roads on the second phase
of the program might be let to con
tract for paving this summer.
The highway officials have ex
tended invitations to all persons,
and especially want every township
committeeman, the county board
of commissioners, mayors of the
towns, and school; officials' to at
tend the meeting.
Commissioner Thrash said, "I
am especially anxious that women
of the county attend the meetlngj
as we want to discuss some points
of the Model Mile Highway. ' I
have found that the women of Hay-
wnnrf are keenly interested in this
work, and we want them to attend
the meeting and take part in the
cln MarMi 31 tntal nf SI 71'.
158.63 has been spent on Haywood
rural roads out of the bond money
Mr; Thrash saidlrt a formal report
to the board of commissioners
A large delegation is expected
to attend the meeting on Wednes
It was five 'years ago today! These headlines tell the story and
what urtory it was for all the world. - ic-i
."''" : . , , ..'
Serve Outside Beaverdam
day, and take part in the planning lurji U-l-i-,,'-,
of stepping up construction on the JVlllCS t OUSOn .
Of Legion Here
"Efficient Department" J
. Leo Reiger, manager of '' the
Fish Hatchery, this morning Said:
"It was the "efficiency and
promptness of the Waynesvllle
Fire Department that saved the
. Hatchery Buildings. How they got
here so quickly IH never know,
' but they certainly were prompt,
as well as efficient. " T
"Waynesvllle has a right to
be proud of tta department; and
to the police goes a vote of thanks
for handling traffic," Mr. Reiger
'continued. v '
and the nearby pavement as the
stream of cold water from the fire
men's hose hit it.
The fire, which roared through
(See tire rage r
rural road program.
Civil Term Of
Court Got Under
Way Here Today
Judge Zeb V. Nettles of Ashe
vllle today granted three divorces
and swore in a brand new lawyer
as a two-week civil term opened
in Haywood Superior Court,
Glen -: W. Brown, 24-year-old
Wake Forest College graduate and
Air Force veteran of World War
II from Clyde, formally Joined the
family of Haywood County's at
torneys in ceremonies during the
court session, v - ' ; '
Sponsoring him was Alvin T.
Ward of Waynesvllle, partner in
the firm of Morgan and Ward.
Mr. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Glen D. Brown, passed his North
Carolina Bar examination only last
March, completing bis war-inter
rupted preparations for a law ca
reer. After graduating from Clyde
High School In 1942, he entered
Mars Hill College, finishing , the
two-year course in 1944.
After two years in the Air Corps,
he picked up where he had left off,
and entered Wake Forest to resume
(See Court Page 4)
Milas Ferguson is the new com
mander of the Waynesvllle Ameri
can Legion Post. '.
He was named by members of
the organization, Haywood Post 47,
among the 1950 officers elected at
the regular semi-monthly business
meeting at the Legion Hall here
last Wednesday night.
He succeeds Ernest Edwards,
Marine combat veteran of World
War 11. ' :' ',
The Legionaires, . comprising a
well-rounded representation of the
184-member post, also elected Rob
ert Hall as adjutant, re-elected J.
T. Russell as finance officer, elect
ed Raymond Campbell as first
vice-commander, and the retiring
commander as chaplain v
J. Davis was named sergeant-at-
arms, J, Fields, second vice-commander;
Furman Robertson, assist
ant adjutant; J. H. Howell, Jr., ser
vice officer; Joe Cathey, custodian;
J. B. Slier, historian; Lonnle Blsh
op, athletic officer; Garrett How
ell, child welfare; John Carver,
Americanism: Fred Campbell, or
Tommy Robertson, national de
fense officer;. Howell Crawford,
(See Legion Page 6)
Only Democratic judges : will
serve In 18 of Haywood's 24 pre
cincts. This -ruling was made by
the attorney general, and the Board
ol Elections today made the an
nouncement. The ruling is based
on the fact that since there is no
contest for any , Republican offices
in Haywood except in Beaverdam s
six precincts. '
Crom E. Cole, thairman of the
board, announced, the following
Democratic judges N would serve
only for the coming primary:
Waynesvllle Ward 1 Jack Fel-
met. . :
Waynesvllle Ward 2 George
Waynesville Ward 3-rRoy Stev-
ens. ,. . : .
Ilazclwood Rudolph Carswell.
Lake Junaluska Harry Howell.
White'Oak Mrs. George Boring.
East Fork Rev. Oder Burnett.
Pigeon Charles Hyatt. -Cecil
Howard Medford. .
Clyde Mrs. Paul Robinson.
Fines Creek No. 1 Spencer
Jonathan Creek Grady Howell.
Iron Duff -Raymond Caldwell,
Cataloochee Coleman Sutton.
Mt. Sterling Tom Alley.
Ivy Hill Carl Setzer.
(See Election Page 4)
Miss Mary Dorcas
Howell, Local Girl, is
In Film As "Double"
For Miss Hayward
By W. CURTIS RUSS
A hard wind storm in northertt
Georgia resulted in WaynesvllM
getting Into a 20th Century To
movie", and a local young lady dout
ling for Susan Hayward, the pret
ty red-head movie star.
Cameras are expected to con
tinue to grind away here today
and tomorrow, as a crew from Hol
lywood, under the direction of J.
C. Behm make shots for "I Climb
The Highest Mountain".
Miss Mary Dorcas Howell, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Millard How
ell, high school senior, Is the young
lady playing the part of doubM
for Miss Hayward.
The scenes are being made)
among the apple blossoms on the"
high mountainside in the Barber' '
The remainder of the picture
will be made at Helen and Roberts'
town .about 30 miles north 6t
The picture Is taken from the
book by Cora Harris, "The Circuit
Rider's Wife". .
The scenes here show the young
Methodist preacher and his brldo
riding in a buggy over the mourn
tain road through the apple orch
ard and on up to the top and ovef
the ridge.'; .-.'--
Mr. Behm, an experienced pro
ductlon manager aind director tot -over
twenty years for 2Qtb Century
Fox, spent six weeks combing this
area for a suitable location for the
Mining otthe picture. -
Getting bael W the Storm, It hap -pened
this way .t?-''",.6 1
Plans were made to film the ap
ple blossom scenes in a HlwasseC,
Ga., orchard. The night before the
actual filming was to get under--way,
a hard wind storm stripped
the trees of every bloom. "It was
$100X00 Motel At Lake Junaluska Is Well Under Construction
; ", t- j' a v
7 - J
' . :-. -Wa--.. "I.
Mr. and Mrs. W.
a TJcrtnr had
ar. ana mm. " , ,
.' . 4 i.. ih uippkcna
as their guesia "'"
the latter's parents Mr. and Mrs.
S. M. Holtslnger of Morrlstown,
Hint ""'t"'-- "
This is the artist's drawing of ' the 27-unlt Motel at Lake Junaluska, n ear the West gate,- which is scheduled to be completed in early June.
The Assembly is building the modern Motel, at a cost of about $100,000. The units are complete in ever detail. The Motel Is about a half
block from the Cafeteria. . i li'
pitiful sight," Mr. Behm said, as
he added, "but we had to get pic
tures, and we started Inquiring
about for other orchards. From
forester he learned about Bar
ber's Orchard, and Understood that
the higher elevation than the Geor
gia orchard would perhaps enable
him to get here before the trees
were in full bloom.
He hurried to Waynesvllle, arid
found the higher ridges of the
Barber Orchard just what he want
ed. In a short time he had com
pleted arrangements with Rich
ard N. Barber, Jr., for making shots
in the orchard. - ' -
In the meantime, he mentioned
he wanted a local young lady, with
long flowing red hair, about - the
same size as Miss Susan Hayward
to serve as a double In the lorig
bhots. ' r " .
He was referred to Miss Mary
Dorcas Howell,- daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Millard Howell. Another
quick trip, and interview, and Miss
Howell was chosen for the part.
"I bad two good breaks in one
day,'' said Mr. Behm, "in finding
an ideal orchard in bloom, and a
(See Movies Page 4)
2,500 Brave Downpour Of
Rain For Ramp Meeting
Nearly 3,000 men, women, and
children went to Black Camp Gap
yesterday and were rewarded with
a pleasant time at the 20th an
nual - Ramp Convention," tn spite
of the weather.
The rain, which continued
through the morning and part of
the afternoon, washed out the plans
of some 7,000 others to attend the
But the atmosphere of the big,
friendly, family picnic reigned just
State Highway Patrol
Corp. John L. Carpen
ter, in charge of hand
ling the traffic said
this' had been his first
Ramp Conve ntion.
"It was the most or-
derly meeting I have
seen, he observed.
He reported that approximately
500 cars and trucks travelled the
winding gravelled , road from the
Soco Gap highway during the day
without so much as scratching a
fender. , ' ' , '..
U. S. Senator Frank P. Graham
and .Willis Smith, who is running
for' bis post, both attended the ses
sion. Mr. Smith, who had addressed
a court house rally here the day be
fore, spoke briefly to the picnick
ing Convention delegates.
-Dr. Graham,- who-had mad a
major address the day before also,
at the inauguration ceremonies at
Western Carolina Teachers Col
; (See Ramps Page 4)
In Hay wood
Killed . . . . 2
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)