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C5th YEAR NO. 42 24 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 25, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Political Observers Predict There Will Be A
Doctor, Them Roots
Wsvllle citizen almost
Werday morning when he
Curge locust trees on the
Artist Uwn had been pulled
Obit he felt any particular
ibout the removal of
tut as he explained:
I Irst glance at those huge
'inks, w"h the long roots,
just like a gangiUc wis
ynd I've got one of
IsU things Jo come out. Gee,
CiU dizzy from the sight."
,isday afternoon a young
was visiting a friend re-
i frantic call from ner
Injured On Farm When
tractor Overturns Enfield
. nnmp iiiiiiitruiavcijr .
terrible has happened
jdiurry, don't ask me why,
j, daughter did as she was
'tot barely told her host
St, u she rushed frightened',
i dread of the cause for all
to she arrived home her
fc gasped: . ;
'em off. quick don't ask
ions, just get them off' she
poitnlng to the daughter s
m got an appointment my
;ir is in runs, and the stores
iosed-give me yours quick
i. You can go without , 'em
them here quick you know
jm are all closed."
j!egate To State
Campbell will represent' the
Jwille Veterans of Foreign
Post officially at the 1950
Carolina Department VFW
wlon at Hendersonville June
umpoeii was named the
delegate at a recent bus!
meeting here. : .
per, Mary Jane Roeer wa
fto represent the local post
f (tate-wide VF-W beauty con-
'Wb will be a feature of
faynesviiie Hieh Srhnni
i scheduled to mnrrh in tho
JWfc Junior Chamber of
aeiegates came back
t-w..ru ncner for eoinc
lo a the mostest.
&helP.ed "rn the first
11. "r aendance as rep,
""C5 Ot ih lit
j l"c ynesvme or-
w-and Mr. viBua v i.
bPr,made on the basis
of delegates attpnrf.
tn inn 11.
vellcd to get to the con-
Prominent Farmer i
Lived Only Short
Time After Accident
On Pigeon Farm
T. Weaver Cathey was injured
fatally at 7:30 a.m. today when the
tractor he was driving stalled and
turned over on him on a steep
slope of his 109-acre farm near
M. Thompson, 25-year-old farm
worker who was riding with him,
miraculously escaped Injury.
ur. j. I'ranK rate, uaywooa
County coroner, said an investiga
tion he and Beaverdam Township
Constable Horace Mchaffey made
shortly after showed Mr. Cathey
died of a crushed chest and inter
nal injuries incurred accidentally,
and that no inquest would be neces
sary.'..- , I
He reported that the 63-year-old
farmer was driving the tractor up
steep slope in Cathey Cove on
his way to cut poles for haystacks
when the machine stalled.
Mr. Cathey tried to start the
motor up again but the tractor
started rolling down the hill, then
turned over and rolled on top of
both him and his helper.
The coroner added the tractor
continued rolling down the moun
tain, and was found completely de
molished 800 feet, from the point
where the accident occurred.
JMi. Cathey had served as a mem-
ber of the North Carolina commit
tee of the former AAA from 1936
Until the time of his death.
Active in other state farm organ
izations, he had served during
World War II on a number of food
conservation committees and had
been a leader in getting Haywood
County to meet its war-time food
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Flora Smathers Cathey, and a
daughter, Mrs. Edith Howell, of
Canton, route 2; three sisters, Mrs.
Jarrfes Welch, Canton, route 2;
Mrs. James Massie of Waynesvile,
and Mrs. T. L. Bergeron of Mon
ark, Montana; two brothers, Joe
Cathey of Pocatello, Idaho, and
Charley Cathey of Canada; and two
The funeral arrangements, be
ing made by Wells Funeral Home .
of Canton, were reported incom
plete as the Mountaineer went to
Waynesville Seniors To
Get Diplomas Tonight
Some 900 people are expected to
fill the Waynesville High School
auditorium tonight to see the tra
ditional ceremonies which will
launch 101 seniors into the busi
ness world or college studies.
The graduation of Haywood
County's largest class of 1950 will
cap a week of similar ceremonies
in which seniors of four other coun
ty high schools received their dip
Next Sunday night, Canton High
School's traditional Commence
ment Week will open with the bac
calaureate program at the school
auditorium. Graduation Night is
scheduled for May 31 when 58 sen
iors will end their high school days,
During the first week of June,
St. John's School will hold its 1950
graduation ceremonies. This will
mark the close of the school year
in Haywood. ,
T. WEAVER CATHEY. promin
ent 63-year-old Pigeon farmer,'
died this morning shortly after
a tractor turned over and crush
ed him. A worker riding with him
, Plans are- being completed this
week for cftlorful, impressive
Memorial Day services which will
be held Tuesday at the Green Hill
Cemetery in Waynesville.
The services will start at 3 p.m
at the Memorial Plot, with Admiral
C. N. Thomas as principal speaker,
Haywood Post 47 (Waynesville)
pf the American Legion with the
ladies of its Auxiliary cooperating,
are" sponsoring this traditional pub
lie tribute to the dead ,of World
War I and World War II.
In connection with this program
Milas Ferguson, commander of the
Waynesville post, asked relatives of
all deceased Haywood County vet
(See Memorial Day Page 8)
Meanwhile, the undergraduates
of most of the county's public
schools already have put away their
books until next fall, but planned
to pay their respects to their gradu
ating schoolmates by attending the
High School days ended last
night fur the seniors of Fines
Creek. Bethel, and Clyde High
Schools, l he night before was
graduation night for Crabtree-Iron
Duff High School's 1950 class.
State Plain Glothesmen
ft) Be In County Saturday
Waynesville High School
i ne leaturea addresses were
given by the graduating honor stu
dents. Giving the salutatory was
Nancy Floyd, and Elaine Francis
was the valedictorian.
Betty Lee Gibson, Mildred Med
ford, and Harry Crocker delivered
(See Schools Fas 8)
Interest In Motorcade To
South Carolina Is Growing
Until June 5th
Due to the motorcade into South
Carolina next week, the annual
membership drive of the Chamber
of Commerce will be staged the
week of June 5, it was announced
today by Dave Felmet, general
The officials of the organization
have set a quota of $7,500 for the
JayCees Urge All
Officials of the Waynesville
Junior Chamber of Commerce to
day issued a final plea to all quali
fied Haywood county citizens to
go to the polls next Saturday and
vote in the State Primary.
"We don't care who you vote
for," they said, "the important
thing is to cast your vote."
The Jaycees "get-out-the-vote"
campaign won't end, with Satur
day's Primary, however,
They'rei planning to keep plug
ging consistently to try to get every
qualified citizen to register and
vote for every election.
that Is the wordlns on about !
25 large signs just placed about !
town by officials at corners of
streets, leading into main high
ways, or main thoroughfares.
,1 The signs are the usual large
yellow with black letters,
Chief of Police Orvllle Noland
said that it was part of a pro
gram, to jnconrage. i Mirty .
Waynesville's streets, '
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Richard Queen To
- The award of the Distinguished
Alumni Citation will be presented
Richard t Queen of near Waynes
ville at a dinner meeting of Brev
ard College alumni Saturday night
at the college. '
t Pr. E. J. Coltrane, president of
the college, who announced the
honor today, will present the cita
Queen, currently serving as ex
ecuuve secretary to U. S. Senator
Frank P. Graham, graduated from
tne Junior college in 1936.
Eight young ladles Mountain
Maids dressed In red and white
gingham skirts, white blouses and
red Unen hats, will be the center
of attraction In the motorcade into
Upper South Carolina next Wed
nesday and Thursday.
The young ladles, swinging bas
kets of promotional literature on
their . arms.1 will go down the
streets of the South Carolina towns
giving out thousands of pieces of
material advertising this area
-VPfcU'dod. Jr th -material will fee
a two color folder of Highway Ko:
278, which is being featured in
the motorcade, as the highway to
lake from South Carolina to "the
cool, cool mountains."
Yesterday Indications were that
some 25 cars from here would make
up the motorcade joining a like
number at Brevard for the trip Into
South Carolina. The 65-piece
Ecusta band will make the trip
Earl Hoglen who made such a
hit at the Paper Bowl game as a
typical mountaineer will again be
in the limelight as he: takes a
(See Motorcade Page 8)
Official sample ballot on page
one, section three, of this Issue,
T D. Bryson. Jr.
A. A. Rice
FOR STATE SENATE
W. M. "Bill" Medford
J. Paul Murray
W. G. Byers
Oral L. Yates
Fred Y. Campbell
L. Medford Leatherwood
Charles E. "Bill" Mllner
CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Charles C. Francis
David F. Underwood, Jr.
(Two to be elected)
Jarvls H. Allison
Frank M. Davis
James E. Henderson
Frank R. Medford
R. L. Justice
D. J. Noland
BOARD OF EDUCATION
(Three to be elected)
Robert W. Boom; "' ,,
C. R. Francis .
J.'D.' Justice Xj "
Clarence C. Medford
J. W. Killlan
Samuel Logan Sanderson
Jack L. West
J. L. Worley
OLIVER YOUNT, SR. IN
Oliver Yount, Sr., who is a medi
cal patient at the Haywood County
Hospital, was reported slightly im
proved this morning.
An "ample" number of plain
clothes state officers will be in
Haywood on Saturday to see that
the election laws are fulfilled,
Charles M. Britt, chairman of the
State Board of Elections said Wed
nesday on a visit to Haywood.
"I am here on request," Mr. Britt
said, "and all this Is just precau
tlonary ' measures. Personally, I
have every reason to believe that
there will not be any infraction
of the election laws." .
Mr. Britt paid high tribute to
the Haywood Board of Elections
and commented; "I feel the Hay
wood Board is a well balanced
group, determined to give a fair
and impartial election."
While here Mr. Britt vipnt over
the mechanics of the methods
which Haywood has followed In
handling bullots, and scaling every
package and instructing all pre
clnct officers not to break the Seals
until Saturday morning.
"I highly approve of their plans
and methods. It shows that they are
endeavoring to follow the letter of
the law, and 1 am sure citizens of
the county will appreciate their
efforts, and help make this a fair
and Impartial election'."
Mr, Britt stressed the fact that
the board can remove any regis
trar or precinct officer found do
ing anything Irregular.
The state chairman said he was
the only member of the board here
and that the state officers coming
here . would be unknown even to
the members of the board of elcc-
Mr. Britt issued the following
"I call upon all the citizens of
(See Britt Page 8)
FOR TAX COLLECTOR
M. E. "Tony" Davis
Vanar W.' Haynes
Furman Tate .
REGISTER OF DEEDS
P. D. Turner
CLERK OF COURT
May 25 - Thursday
y and warmer. Friday
ttEm with watered af
I'laundershowers. ' ,
5 nax. Mln. Rainfall
a 66 . ;. 49 08
H 77 44
: 68 46 . .
700 Farmers Attending
Field Day ill Test Farm
Seven hundred farmers attend
ing the annual livestock and pas
ture day at the Mountain Branch
Experiment Station near Waynes
ville Thursday, May 25, saw some
of the latest results of agricultural
research. ' .
On a tour'of the farm during the
morning session, dairy personnel
of the Central Station at Raleigh
showed how the Station was con
ducting a successful calf raising
Sam Dobson, extension pasture
specialist, conducted a tour of
pasture plots where a demonstra
tion of cutting pastures In the
lush season and making the forage
into silage was held. Other places
visited during the morning vere
the dairy barn, pasture irrigation
area and, the small grain plots.
The afternoon program consisted
of talks by J. H. Hilton, dean and
director, who told the farmers how
agriculture is developing through
research; D. W, Colvard, head of
the Animal Industry Department at
State College, who talked on live
stock and agriculture in the moun
tain; and J. F. Black, extension
dairyman who gave a milking ma
Late in the afternoon Wayne
Corpening, county agent in Hay
wood Couty, conducted a tour of
some of the farms in his county.
ill! Election Hews Will
Be Broadcast; Hone Posted
No election returns will be posted at the court house
Instead, all county returns will be broadcast over
Details were completed today for broadcasting com
, plete returns, precinct by precinct, as fast as the ballots are
counted in the 24 precincts of the county,
The news will be given through a cooperative public
service of The Mountaineer and radio station WHCC.
The news staff of The Mountaineer will gather the
news, tabulate it in the studios of the radio station, and the
staff of announcers will do the broadcasting. Duejothe fact
: that the tabulation and handling of such a vast amount of
figures requires quiet, and uninterruption, the studios of
the station will be closed to the public. No information
other than that broadcast will be available. The telephone
lines into the station will be used exclusively for receiving
news from the staff of The Mountaineer. '
All election officials, or persons having returns are
urged to bring or call them to the auditor's office at the
court house. The telephone is 185. From there, the news
will be phoned to the tabulating crews for immediate
'."""No tabulations will be kept at the court house. All
totals, and precinct reports will only be available from the
Remember, nothing will be available or posted at the
court house just listen to WHCC the first returns are ex
pected to come in about eight o'clock, and the staff of the
paper and station plan to remain on the job until the final
count is completed.
E. It. Cogdill
Aut F. Arrlngton
J. W. Patton
Clarence L. Edwards
H. B. Mehaffey
W. II. Scott
Lyde B. Smathers
Fines Creek CONSTABLE
F. R. Noland
W. B. Murray
East Fork CONSTABLE
E. L. Poston
J. G. Carver
The Haywood County Board of
Elections today announced one
change in the position of a precinct
clerk and the appointments of bail
iffs or doormen in a number of the
The bailiffs' appointments were
Fines Creek No. 1 Waldo
Green; Crabtree Hershell Rogers;
Lake Junaluska Charles Edwards;
Waynesville No 1 Fisher Sprin
kle and C. Davis Hyatt;
Waynesville No, 3 Claude Hill;
Ivy Hill Hub Plott; Jonathan
Creek James Teague; Iron Duff
Thurman Davis; Pigeon Guy
Bailiffs for the other larger pre
cincts also will be appointed by the
The officials also announced that
no bailiffs would, be appointed in
some of the smaller precincts.
The Board also announced the
appointment of Mrs. Hattie S,
Jones as clerk of Waynesville No.
1 to fill the vacancy created by the
resignation of Mrs. Charles Wood
ard. ."" '
State Ballot U. S. SENATE
Robert R. Reynolds - -011a
Frank P. Graham
J UDGE SUPREME COURT
O. O. Efird
E. B. Denny
Waldo C. Cheek
H. R. Bostian
Masons To Confer
Degree Friday Night
Pigeon River Lodge 386 of Can
ton and East LaPort Lodge 358
of East LaPort on Friday night will
confer the degree of Master Mason
on a candidate from East LaPort.
The Ceremonies will open at 7:30
p.m. at the Canton Lodge's head
quarters. Members of the East LaPort
Lodge will confer the first section,
and those of the Pigeon River will
confer the second section.
All Master Masons of the 41st
1 Masonic District are invited to at
Close 6:30 In
A record vote is expected in
Haywood County Saturday when
the citizens turn out to cast their
ballots for the Democratic nomin
ations to state, federal, and county
County Elections Chairman
Crom Cole announced today the
polling places in each of the coun
ty's 24 precincts would open at
6:30 a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m.
: At the same time, he advised
Haywood citizens that the best
place to get the county returns
Saturday night will be right from,,
their radios at home. .
No returns will be given at the
Haywood County Court House. 1.
The returns will be made pub
lic in regular frequent news broad
casts by Mountaineer reporters
over Station WHCC. ' -
Due to the complications of
handling so many figures, the
public will not be permitted in
Election officials advised Hay
wood residents that It would be a
waste of time to come to Waynes
ville for the purpose of finding out
election returns. No returns will
be made public at the Court
In fact, indications are' that
Waynesville will be quieter than
usual on Primary night. ,
Some business places that cus
tomarily stay open all night will
close at 6 p.m.-
At the same time, the County
Elections Board advised precinct
officials to Phone their returns to
the county auditor's office where'
they will be tabulated as soon as
they are received.
Meanwhile, candidates for coun
ty offices stepped up their cam
paigning in the final days before
Generally, the bid for the votes
for the major and minor county
posts has been marked by clean
politics. The candidates have been
waging a hard fight, pointing up
their own qualifications for the
Generally, this 1950 campaign
also has been conspicuous by the
absence of public speeches'.
Irt all but a few isolated in
stances, the county's candidates
have confined their campaigning
to person-to-person canvasses and
newspaper and radio advertising.
Few have made any of the "stump"
speeches which had become almost
traditional parts of the vote-seeking
procedure in previous election
years. : ,
A record 20,000 qualified voters
are listed in the county registra
tion books, and Indications are that
this coming primary has attracted
more interest than any other- elec
tions in years.
This interest is running high in
every race from the township of
fices to the U. S. Senate.
Haywood County's voters will
take part in the nomination of the
Democratic candidate for the U. S.
Senate. They'll choose from among
the incumbent Senator Frank P.
Graham, Willis Smith, former Sen
ator Robert R. Reynolds, and Ola
The only Republicans who will
be voting on Saturday will be in
Beaverdam Township, where a con
test developed for the GOP nom
ination for constable.
The complete list of candidates
and the offices which they are
James E. Haynie
MRS. MATNEY AT
Mrs. Bronson Matney, Sr, is a
patient at Norburn Hospital, Ashe
villc, where she underwent the
second operation in recent Weeks
on Saturday. She is reported to
be doing fairly well.
Hilary Crawford, Sr.
Heads Theatre Group
Hilary Crawford, Sr., of San
Francisco, California, son of Mrs.
W. T. Crawford of Waynesville, has
recently been named president of
The Mountain Play Association of
San Francisco, which is present
ing "Robin Hood" at the Califor
nia Out Door Mountain Theatre
at Mount Tamalpais State Park.
In Hay wood
Injured . .v. 17
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)
PURE TO VOTE IN SATURDAY'S PRIMARY
POLLS OPEN 6:30 A. M AND CLOSE 6:30 P. M.