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65th YEAR NO. 54 18 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNES VILLE, N. G, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 6, 1950
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countid
A Thriving Dairying Enterprise. In Haywood
not only maintained but
jbeat Its record as being the
Jmarrying month of the year,
t as far as Haywood County
ister of Deeds Bryan Med
reported yesterday he Issued
ferriage licenses during those
s more than has ever been
In a single month during
me he has held office. None
k office staff, some of whom
been there even longer than
ledford, remember that many
having been issued before in
ye licenses were issued on
day in June.
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These two young ladies are not only milkmaids, but competent herdswomen. They handle their goats
with a firm hand, but the animals love it note "Peanut,"; extreme right, chewing Jane's sash. These
two young farmerettes are ORe-tlaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sims, and while their father operates a
modern dairy of 30 heads of cows, between here and Lake Junaluska, the girls (with some help) take
care of 12 goats, and about 4 gallons of milk a day. On the left is Patsy, while Jane holds her little
milk bucket. The girls, together with their older sister. Maxlne, Just insisted on getting a goat for
Christmas. Since then their herd has increased, and become quite profitable. The goats are of the
Togenberg and Saanen breed. (Staff Photo).
lie Made "V
Alexander didn't get
be to go buy some fireworks
elebrate the Fourth 'of July
his guests at his Cataloochee
t he didn't have to.
and one of his guests got
per, got some , black powder
in the ranch's hog rifle shoots,
some other material to man
ure their own fireworks, ;
Ie result was one of the most
ant and colorful Fourth of
displays Haywood County has
k guest was an essential part-
In making the display possible.
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herosity Pays $173
ficials of the Waynesville
rican Legion Post debated
day whether to charge admis
to the baseball game between
Haywood County and the Gas
a American Legion Juniors.
' had to raise $500 to pay the
food boys' expenses on the
e road trips during the Area IV
'at was a rather grim argu
1 in favor of charging admis-
'en, too, with a big holiday
d expected around the Way
ine High School field, it looked
( a great opportunity to raise a
tantial part of that travelling
at they shrugged oft their fin
al worries, decided to offer the
e as a free Independence Day
1 o the Haywood county fans,
look around for another source
f!er the thriller ended, how-
r. the T.ppinnnol
er- The fans had made iin the
Fy in donations.
Actual grading on the second
Blue Ridge Parkway project in this
Immediate area is slated to get
underway within three weeks, ac
cording to Sam Bushnell, associate
of Nello Teer Construction Com
pany, who have the contract.
Mr. Bushnell said that clearing
oflhe xlght-of-way would be under,
way within a few days, and that
some of the largest dirt moving
machines ever operated in this
section would start within three
Estimates are that about 50 men
will be put on the project, which is
from Black Camp Gap to Soco Gap,
via Wolf Laurel. Mr. Bushnell said
that George Johnson had been
named superintendent of the job,
and has already moved his family
to Waynesville, With a reasonable
break in weather, Mr. Bushnell
said that the grading would be
complete within four months.
Mr. Bushnell said some of the
modern machines would take a
"bite" of 20 yards of dirt at a time.
The firm will also fill in washed
places on the route from Soco
Gap to Wolf Laurel. They have 450
days in which to complete the job.
New office hours for the Hay
wood County Health Department
were announced today.
The office at Waynesville now
opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 5
p.m. every weekday. It's closed all
day Saturday and Sunday.
The Canton office is open from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and also is
closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Haywood Gets New
County Health Officer
County By May 19
Haywood County has 7.425
registered autos, trucks and
This was announced in the
June issue of "The North Caro
lina Motor Vehicle," official or
gan of the N. C. Department of
Motor Vehicles. , - .. ii . ,
The magazine also reported
that the total registration of ve
hicles in North Carolina went
over 1,000.000 last May 19 five
months earlier than that total
reached in registration for 1949
when the year saw an all-time
high registration of 1,030,319.
This record is expected to be
broken in the state this year,
the magazine says, forecasting:
"Total registration for 1950
probably will pass 1,200,000 by
the time 1951 plates are placed
Haywood County's unique Com
munity Development Program got
more national publicity last month
The June issue of the Extension
Service Review had a full page
plus an extra column describing
the Program, the results it has al
ready produced, and the way it is
The Review goes to Extension
Service workers in every county
in the United States.
California-born Dr. Irvin Weir
42-vear-old physician, is at work
as Haywood County Health officer,
He's the first to hold the otllce
under the reorganized public
health system which last winto
gave Haywood County a separate
Dr. Weir was named recently by
the county board of health.
A native of Loma Linda, Call
fornia, he was serving as a prac
itcina physician in Cherokee
County at the time of his appoint
New 65-Foot Flag Pole Dedicated
Before coming to western North Downs, -Clytt; i ----
Carollna last September 1, he had .
a practice in Oakdale, California.
Dr. Weir's first introduction to
North Carolina came in 1939 when
he opened an office in Archdale
near High Point.
Five years later he was induct
ed into the Army medical corps
as an officer and served until July
1, 1946, when he received his hon
orable discharge. He held the rank
of captain when he left Army serv
ice. Dr. Weir was educated in Cali
fornia, getting his bachelor's de
gree from Pacific Union College at
Angwin, then going through med
ical school at the College of Med
ical Evangelists at Loma Linda.
He and Mrs. Weir are the par
ents of a grown son and daughter.
Nineteen-year-old Deltha ended
her pre-nurse training this spring
at Southern Missipnary College
Collegedale, Tenn., and will start
nurse training next fall at Flori
da Sanitorium in Orlando.
Their 18-year-old son is a senior
at Collegedale High School.
Register of Deeds Bryan Med-
ford's office today announced the
list of prospective jurors who will
serve during the two-week crim
inal term of Haywood Superior
Court this month.
Judge J. W. Pless, Jr., of Marlon
will be on the bench.
The session will convene July
The list of jurors for the first
William Ledford, Fines Creek;
Albert W. Ferguson, Crabtree;
Clyde Cox. Waynesville; Frank
Rich, Ivy Hill; M. E. Davis, Waynesville;
Asa Grogan, Pigeon; James M
Best, Crabtree; Herman Uhlnehart,
Clyde; Roy S. Robinson, Beaver
dam; Earl Williams, Beaverdam;
Jim Bradley, East Fork; Cash Ed
wards, Waynesville; Vess Recce,
Francis Caldwell, Jonathan
Creek; C. Y. Parks, Iron Duff; Mrs.
R. H. Blackwell, Waynesville; Earl
Bradley, Fines Creek; C. C. Med
ford, Beaverdam; N. R. Wild,
Beaverdam; C. R. Francis, Clyde;
Elmer Chambers, Clyde;
Earl Messer, Ivy Hill; Rufus
Smathers. Waynesville: and A. C.
Grover Bryson, Iron Duff; Hugh
Sloan, Waynesville; L. C. Moody,
Cecil; Arthur White, Ivy Hill; J,
E. Henderson, Beaverdam; Mrs.
Willie R. Free, Clyde; W. P. Boyd,
Jr., Jonathan Creek; M. B; Rogers,
Crabtree; James E. White, Cata
loochee; Albert Fish, East Fork;
Elmer Palmer, Waynesville; C.
R. Rogers, Fines Creek; Wayne W.
McElroy, Crabtree; Charlie Reeves,
Jonathan Creek; Frank Sorrells,
Pigeon; Hugh Mease, Beaverdam;
Richard Barber, Waynesville; and
J, C. Noland Waynesville.
U. Crabtree CDP
The Upper Crabtree Community
will meet at 8 P. M. Friday at the
Mt. Zton Methodist Church.
The Rev. C. N. Allen will address
the group and Charles Ross will
pre6ide over the business program.
All residents of the community
are urged to attend this meeting.
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MRS. CLAUSON IMPROVING
Mrs. Eric Ciauson, who has been
i patient at the Haywood County
Hosiptal this week, is reported to
be improved and will return to her
home this week end.
At Denver Air Base
Robert O. Brannon of Waynes
ville is currently taking a course in
comptrollership at the Lowry Air
Force Base at Denver, Colorado.
A University of North Carolina
student, he is training with other
Air Force R O T C men from
throughout the United States.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Meivin O. Brannon of Branner
Summer Masonic Assembly
To Be Held Here Aug. 20-22
Council of Ohio, and Right Emin
ent Sir Knight John P. Phelps, past
grand commander of the Grand
Commandery Knights Templar of
The visiting Masons will leave
Waynesville on the motorcade at
6:30 p.m. from the Armory.
That night has been designated
as Masonic Night at the pageant.
All Masons in Western North
Carolina and their families are in
I (See Masons Page 6)
Masons from throughout the na-
tion will gather here August 20
22 for their annual Summer As
One of the recreation features
on the comprehensive program is
a mitorcade to Cherokee and the
Cherokee drama, "Unto These
Among the featured speakers
during the sessions will be Most
Illustrious Companion Oscar T.
Hawke, grand master of the Grand
While the senior and junior high school bands played the Star
Spangled Banner, here the morning of the Fourth, the colors were
slowly raised to the top of the new 65-foot- steel pole on the high
school grounds. Two representatives of the Town Light Depart
ment, Bud Fowler and Raymond Gibson, raised the flag, since they
erected the pole, which was a gift to the school of the 1950 Senior
Class. The school paper, Local Yokel donated the large new flag.
The senior band, left, and junior -band, right, .comprising ..102
pieces, had just marched in the Fourth of July parade. M. 11.
Bowresrsupcrlntefdenty led in pledging allegiance to the flag, and
the bands were under the direction of Charles Isley. (Staff Photo).
Haywood Has Biggest,
Safest July 4 Weekend
Plans Are To Have
Completed Early ,
Construction is underway on
modern bus station for Waynes-
W. Hugh Massle is building the
new structure, and has given a 10
year lease to the Smoky Mountain
Stages. Ben Sloan is the contrac
tor, and said every effort would be
made to have the station completed
early in August.
The new staiton will be at the
corner of Miller and Montgomery
Streets, one block off Main Street.
The new station will accommo
date four buses at one time, and
will feature a covered loading
shed, as well as separate waiting
rooms for white and Negro; com
plete rest room facilities, and a
The waiting room for whites will
be 24 by 22 feet, and will have two
entrances one from Miller Street
and the door to the loading plat
form. The building formerly occupied
by Waynesville Radio Service is
being converted Into a restaurant,
and will have an arch-way to the
main waiting room of the station.
Ralph Dill is local manager.
Buses will enter the station
from Montgomery street, and oc
cupy one of the four stalls for
loading and unloading. A six-foot
covered platform connects from
the building to the buses. The main
building will be 41 by 46 feet, and
is being built of brick.
Mr. Sloan said he would use as
large a force of workmen as pos
sible in order to push the build
ing to completion by early August.
The bus atatlon has occupied the '
Turpin building on Depot Street
for a number of years, but has only
one waiting room, and all loading
and unloading has to be made in
Haywood County's long Fourth
of July weekend turned out to be
its biggest celebration, and its
Tourist facilities In the Waynes
ville and Soco Road areas did a
thriving business as a record vol
ume of visitors, their auto tags
bearing the names Of a score of
states, flowed over the highways to
Cherokee and the Park.
More than 5,000 men, women,
and children flocked to the
Waynesville Township High School
field, attracted by the varied en
tertainment program sponsored by
the Hazelwood Boosters Club.
More than 3,000 visited Lake
Junaluska to witness the sports
events during the day and the col
orful fireworks display and music
program that night.
In a state that suffered a bloody
holiday (36 killed by traffic, drown
ing, and other causes), Haywood
was an island of safety.
Not only did the county pass
throufeh the weekend without a
ittliglilf etnr lost; but It did
not experience so much as a minor
The State Highway Patrol here
reported a record volume of 600
autos and trucks an hour stream
ed over the Soco Gap Road, east
bound and west-bound, through
(See Fourth of July Page 6)
5 - Day Week
The Haywood County Welfare
Department is now on a 40-hour,
Mrs. Sam L. Queen, county wel
fare superintendent, reported to
day the new schedule for the de
partment went into effect last SaU
Office hours, she added, now are
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
To Be Discussed
A meeting will be held at 8 P.
M. Friday to discuss the possibil
ities of changing the boundaries of
the Community Development Pro
gram in the entire Crabtree area.
Attending the session will be
residents of Lower Crabtree Hyder
Mountain, Riverside, Rabbit Skin,
and Rush Fork.
The meeting will be held at the
Crabtree-Iron Duff School with
Marshall Kirkpatrick, Lower Crab
tree community chairman, and Mrs.
C. O. Newell of Crabtree, county
Community Development chair
man. The delegates will discuss the
advisability of the change as a
means of improving the current
setup for the Program.
Annual Hog Rifle Shoot
Set For August Ninth
. One of Western North Carolina's
most colorful events the annual
Hog Rifle Shoot at Cataloochee
Ranch will be held on August 9.
Ranch Owner Tom Alexander an
nounced the date yesterday and
said he already has received in
quiries about the 1950 event from
as far off as Ohio.
Marksmen from nine to 90 from
South Carolina, Tennessee, and
Georgia, as well as North Caro
lina, are expected to trade shots
with their muzzle-loaders for the
quarters of Mr. Alexander's beef
that will be .offered as the prizes.
The entrants ' will compete in
groups acording to age up to 20
years, 20 to 40, 40 to 60, and over
The winners in the two younger
groups each will get a forequarter.
The champions In the two older
groups will get a hindquarter
The customary rules also will be
in effect: the competitors will have
three shots each, at a range of 40
yards standing or 60 yards prone.
The entry fee is $2, and the
competitors will make their 'own
targets from charred wood sup
plied by the Ranch.
The entrants should bring their
own rifles, but if they haven't any,
they can borrow a piece at the
Ranch, Mr. Alexander added.
Goler Green of Purchase Moun
tain on Lower Jonathan Creek is
due back to defend the grand
champion title he won last October.
But he's scheduled to face tough
competition,- particularly from the
1948 grand champion 67-year-old
Frank Rich of Maggie.
(See Shooting Match Page 6)
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These six huge tanks, belonging to the Waynesville National Guard, are shown on flatcars for ship
ment to Fort Jackson, S. C. The 84 guardsmen left here Sunday fo ra two-week encampment. The
tanks weigh about 35 tons each, have 4-inch plate armor, with 76 mm guns as the primary weapon.
Five men are required to operate each tank, which is powered by a 400-horsepower motor, travels at
21 miles an hour, consuming 2 gallons of high octane gasoline per mile. The tanks are officially
known as the M4A-1 series. Only one tank could be placed aboard a ftt car. (This is a Staff Photo.)
Highway Commission To
Open Meet Here Tonight
Members of the State Highway the trip,
and Public Works Commission On Friday night the Commis-
will open their two-day July meet- sion plans to attend the Cherokee
ing at the Mount Valley Inn with Drama.
a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. The members of the commission
After supper they will adjourn, are Chairman. Henry W. Jordan,
then reconvene at 8 p.m. in regu- and Henry G. Shelton of Speed, W.
lar session in the main court room Guy Harnett of Richlands. A. Wil
of the Haywood County Court bur Clark of Fayetteville, R. E.
House. Earp of Selma, James A. Barnwell
Dr. Henry Jordan of Asheboro, of Burlinglon. George S. Coble of
commission chairman, will preside Lexington. M. Otis Poole of Can
over the session. dor, Mark Goforth of Lenoir,
District Highway Commissioner Joseph Graham of Iron Station.
Dale Thrash announced earlier
that the 'courtroom meeting will be
open to the public
Routine matters, like surveys of
road contracts, dominate the agen
da for the main session.
Mr. Thrash said the commission
would begin their tour of the coun
ty at nine o'clock Friday morning,
going through Jonathans Creek,
making a brief stop at the farm of
Glenn A. Boyd then on to Coleman
Mountain and through Iron Duff
to Clyde, going by way of Ratcliffe
Cove. The group wilt go to Canton
and to West Pigeon Road as far as
the Osborne farm. They will re
trace their route to Canton and
drive through the Fiberville section
on a recently paved road. On Fri
day afternoon the group will visit
the picnic areas oil Soco Gap
Mr. Thrash said that Governor
Scott had been invited to attend
but that his plans were not defin
ite as to whether he could make
Injured .. . . 18
Killed ... . 3
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)