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65th YEAR NO. 53 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 10, 1950
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Sergeant Sets Air Jump Record
little monkey that escaped
the wild animal show here ten
ago has found his final free-
f had successfully eluded pur
's ever since he fled from the
lot on Main Street when his
iday morning. Montgomery
T1, Waynesville's town dog
3ior, scanning the trees near
liise on Assembly Street, saw
little animal leap from one tree
branch of another a few feet
lie monkey missed, and plung
60 feet to the ground. Mr.
Ion rushed him to the police
ut while he was calling for a
Irrlnarian, the little animal died.
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Paratroop Sgt. J. W. Swetich gets a hug from his fiancee shortly be
fore he set the new world's parachute jump record with 123 jumps
in one day at Fort Bragg near Fayeltcvillc. The girl is Miss Mary
Cook of Greensboro. Sgt. Swetich began jumping at 2:00 a.m. and
finished at 11:15 p.m. (AP Wheplioto.
anted: A Piano
rhc Waynesville Lions want to
their roaring hereafter to piano
'harles lsley, a Lion who also
director of Waynesville High
iool'8 expert musicians, was
rged at Thursday night's iheet-
! with the job of finding a good,
somewhat inexpensive, piano
the club's functions - vv
Ilic'man who' did th charging
s program Chairman Carlton
rathcrhy, who is also the man
jio got fish started in the fashion
That, of course, has nothing to
i with music, but it does give a
be to Coach Carlton's versatility.
Lion Weatherby brought the
ano matter up at the club meet-
Ig. He said the Lions needed one.
would add flexibility to the plan
ling of programs.
The cluh has had serious speak
er and comedian speakers in the
last. It also has had violinists and
otion pictures and lady basket-
f all players.
A piano, he urged, is the natural
lucleus for a wide range of pro-
The other Lions, after agreeing
hat the club could use a piano, de-
ided to vote that they'd rather
puy one than borrow one. '
"And let's buy an upright piano,"
luggested one member.
we can keep our old laundry
The club adjourned without tak-
pction on this motion, however.
Before Beer-Wine Election
Road Bond Money
Spent In Hayvwood
The state spent $263,921.55 out
of the rural road bond money
through May 31 In improving
Haywood County's highways.
This was reported recently by
Division Highway Engineer W.
M. Corkill to the chairman of the
Haywood county board of commissioners.
To Get Flag At
(Missing A Chance
The usual comDliment in the us
ual town is that there isn't enough
i Waynesville, however, isn't the
Nal town, hence doesn't have even
Us usual complaint.
In fact, this time it's in reverse.
The town father rpnnrt that at
least one parking spot isn't used
That s the new one below the
level of Main Street right next to
the Carolina Five and Ten.
rhis one, just recently graded
and gravelled, can hold about 35
cars at a time. But not more than
0 or three hav heen usins it at
Meanwhile, motorists cruise up
and down Main, hunting for a place
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The Maggie Boy Scout Troop
will be presented an American
flag Friday night at a meeting of
the Soco Gap Road Boosters Club.
The flag, donated by F. G. Rip
petoe of Waynesville, will be dedi
cated by the Rev. Malcolm R. Wil
liamson, pastor of the Waynesville
The session will open at 8 p. m.
at the Maggie School, with Norville
Rogers, the clubs' president, in
In other business, the members
will discuss laws concerning high
way rights-of-way in regard to the
erection of advertising signs along
The Club last winter was sched
uled to be dissolved. But the
members later reversed that decis
ion, and kept their organization in
operation after receiving a number
of requests to do so.
Waynesville's North Ward won
he divided 'before the Sept.
This was the latest word from
County Elections Board Chairman
Crotn E. Colo.
"Tho ward will be sulit into new.
frnrcincts nelore the next general
election in November," he added,
The board had hoped to make
the division before, the beer vote.
But. Mr. Cole explained, a state
ment from A. J. Maxwell of the
stale eleclions board said it could
not be done legally before that
lie said Mr. Maxwell quoted a
ruling from State Attorney Gen
eral Harry McMulIan to that ef
fect. The split would be made, he
said, because the size of the regis
tration (more than 3,200) in the
precinct made it difficult to handle.
Precinct clerks and officials fol
lowing the May 27 voting worked
more than 24 hours counting and
tabulating the ballots cast for can
didates for state, federal, and
county offices. ,
However, the job won't be near
ly so great in the September 2 ref
ticndum, since the vote will be a
simple "yes-or-no" proposition.
76 Cases Set
for Trial Us
Officials this morning plunged
into the job of disposing of at least
75 cases as the two-week July
criminal term of Haywood Superior
Court opened with Judge J. W.
Pless on the bench.
trial Jury was selected from
the panel shortly after Judge Plcss
convened the term at 10 a. m.
Meanwhile, the grand jury, head
ed by Foreman Charles B. McCrary
of Fines Creek, went into session
to act on bills of indictment for the
Judge Plcss suspended a 60-dny
road sentence for a reckless driv
ing defendant on condition the de
lendant pay a fine and court costs.
Scheduled tor trial this term
are Jerry and Oliver Harrison
Smith, Jackson County brothers,
charged in the March. 4 gunflght
with county and state officers in
Also Set for hearing is the ap
peal of Margaret Huhn of Waynes
ville from a trespass conviction
arising from the digging up of the
bodies of dogs destroyed at the
town dog pound last spring.
She was fined $25 In a magis
trate's hearing after testimony was
heard to the effect she engaged a
man to dig up the dogs allegedly
to seek evidence of reported mis
treatment of the animals.
The Smith brothers were ar
rested at their Jackson County
home the day after state highway
patrol and a sheriff's department
cars were shot up in a chase from
Balsam through Waynesville and
Hazelwood and into the Hyatt
Sheriff's deputies, town police
men, and State Highway Patrolman
Joe Murrill narrowly escaped
death when their autos were struck
(See Court Page 6)
County CDP Results
mpress Road Group
DR. IRVIN WEIR is serving as
Haywood County's new health
officer. He was named l;st .mouth'
to the post, eieaated when the
old health district was divided
with the resulting' establishment
of a separate department fur this
59 Boys, Girls
Leave Today For
State 4-H Camp
Fifty-nine Haywood CotinPy 4-11
boys and girls left this morning
with their local leaders and coun
ty Extension workers for a week's
vacation at the State 4-11 Club
Camp at White Lake.
Accompanying the club members
were Mrs. Edna Burress, Mrs. Jack
McCracken, Mrs. Joe Clint,', and
Jean Ann Bradley, local leaders;
County Agent Wayne Corpening
and County Home Demonstration
Agent Mary Cornwell; Jean Child
ers, assistant home demonstration
agent; Joe Cline, assistant county
agent in charge of 4-H work; Mrs,
O. Li Yates as handicrafts director;
(See 4-H Club Page 6)
461 Cars From 28 States
At Cherokee Drama Sat.
By actual count, there were 461
cars from 28 states and the Pan
ama Canal Zone on the parking
lots at the Cherokee drama on
Saturday night. The proeedure of
counting cars by states will be
done daily, according to Carl Sink,
publicity director of the drama.
Mr. Sink said that attendance
was averaging about 2,100 persons
The next showing of the drama
will be at 8:15 Wednesday night,
when Cardinal Spellman, of New
York, will be an honor guest. The
drama will be staged nightly 'ex
cept Monduy and Tuesday.
The count of ears Saturday night
showed North Carolina in the lead
with 273; Georgia second with 48;
Tennessee 42, South Carolina 21.
Virginia 15, Florida 10. Other
states with one to four included:
Texas 1, West Virginia 5, Wiscon
sin 1, Panama Canal Zone 1, Ala
bama 2, Arkansas 2, California 2,
Connecticut 2, Illinois 4, Indiana
3, Iowa 1, Kentucky 2. Louisiana 1,
"Maryland 1, Minnesota 1, Missis
sippie 3, Missouri 1, Nebraska 1,
New Jersey 3, New York 4, Ohio
6, Oklahoma 1, Pennsylvania 3.
The Stale Highway Commission
has a good idea now of the prob
lems western North Carolina faces
in road building.
The education came last week
end when nine members of the 11
member body spent all Friday
morning seeing Haywood County's
finest roads and some that fell
short of that quality.
The tour was part of the two-day
monthly Hireling of the Commis
sion, headed by Dr. Henry Jordan
of Cedar Fails, its chairman.
Guided by Tenth District Com
missioiu r Dale Thrash of Asheyille
and Lake Junuluska, and County
Agent Wayne Corpening, the other
commissioners and officials of the
highway department toured roads
that represented a fair cross sec
tion of highway conditions in the
Making the deepest favorable
impressions on the visiting road
officials were the results of Hay
wood's Community Development
Program, the high community
spirit that made them possible,
and the proportions of the coun
ly's livestock industry.
One commissioner expressed it
"We certainly were surprised
will) what you have up here."
Chief Engineer W. H. Rogers
told a newsman:
"If every county in the tenth
district had the community spirit
wo saw in Haywood, this whole
area would be in excellent shape
"We liked your road-side devel
opment particularly the way the
land in front of the homes has
been cared for."
Referring to the county's prim
ary roads, he added:
"I didn't see any that are part
of the State system that was not
(See Highway Page 6)
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lie-eatlng sounds like the choice of duties that is if you have
plenty of tune, but these three young men were eating pie against
"time" In tho annual pie-eating contest staged at the 'Fourth of July
celebration here. The contestants struggled with their peach pie,
pushed, gulped, haf-chewed, and broke all rules of etiquette. The.
winner was Claude Medford, right, with Arthur Mehaffey, center,
coming in second. The prize was not another pie, but silver dol
lar. The event was sponsored by the Hazelwood Boosters Club.
U. S Beef Experts To
Ullend Judging Scliool
Distinguished Leaders at the Lake
Seventy handosmc youngsters
are already entered In the Beta
Sigma Phi Bahy Contest.
The field is still open for the
event, which is being staged as a
feature of the sorority's variety
musical show, "Trippin' Around,"
which will be staged July 20-21.
Fred Bergman, Jr., of Asheville,
who is business manager of the
production, also announced today
that the contestants' photos will be
displayed in the window of Massie's
Furniture Store on Main Street.
The winner will be decided by
Dr. Lancaster Named
Surgeon For Southern
Or. N. F. Lancaster has been ap
pointed company surgeon at
Waynesville, on the medical staff
of the Southern Railway, U was
announced today by Dr. Milton B.
Clayton, chief surgeon of the
Company from their Washington
Over 100 Publishers In
Waynesville For Week-End
fliondav. .Tnl v i ft rrUnKii
woudiness,' not much change in
temperature Monday and Tuesday.
(Official Waynesville tempera
ture as recorded by the staff of the
State Test Farm):
Juiy - 79
.. I "- 74
60 .... "
More than 100 Tar Heel editors
and publishers spent the week-end
here, as part of the post-convention
program, which was held this
year at Grove Park Inn, in Ashe
ville.' The newspaper folk' left Ashe
ville early Saturday afternoon, un
der Highway Patrol escort with
Patrolman Harold Dayton in
charge. The group traveling in 30
cars, made a brief stop at the
cross at Lake Junaluska, and then
went to the Memorial Chapel. and
the auditorium. Dr. Frank S. Love
extended greetings, and then the
group went to the Terrace Hotel
for refreshments, as a courtesy of
Dr. and Mrs. Love.
Leaving the Lake, the newspaper
folk went to the 4-H Club Camp,
at the State Test Farm, and there
were served a fried chicken dinner,
by 4-H Club girls, under the lead
ership of Miss Mary Cornwell.
The Pigeon Valley string band
and the Deaver Sisters gave a mus
ical program during the evening
Leaving the Camp, the publish
ers were taken to Mountainside
Theatre, Cherokee, and were the
guests of the Cherokee Historical
Association for the drama, "Unto
The publishers were deeply im
pressed with the Drama, and with
ideal weather, enjoyed their visit
to this area. The publishers' motor
cade came back here, and spent
the night. Most of them left early
Sunday, while some stayed until
later in the day before returning
to their homes.
.. At Lake Junaluska, and at the
4-H Club Camp the visitors were
given envelopes containing much
material about this area.
A number of local people at
tended the dinner for the publish
ers, they included Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Damtoft. George A. Brown,
Jr., Jonathan; Woody, Mrs. Gordon
Schenck, secertary; of the Cham
ber of Commerce, JJave Felmet,
with Wayne Corpening in charge
of arrangements at the Camp, The
publishers of The Mountaineer
made arrangements for the news
paper group to visit thia area.
DR. RALPH STOODY, New
York, Director, Methodist Com
mission on: Public Information,
guest speaker, 8 p.m. Monday
and 10 a.m. Tuesday.
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TrafTic was heavy through Hay
wood county over the week-end,
but there were no casualties nor
any substantial property damage,
officers reported today.
All but a few also were on their
good conduct, the Waynesville
Police Department reported.
The only arrests involved a few
drunks and one man who was
charged with carrying a blackjack.
J. K. Benton
The Rev. Dr. Jonn K. Benton,
president-elect of the American As
social ion of Theological Schools,
and dean of I he school of religion,
Vandcrbill University, was heard
by a large Junaluska Sunday morn
ing congregation when he spoke
from the auditorium platform on
"The Church as Prophet and
Giving an interpretation of the
teaching function of the Christian
Church in contemporary life, said
I hat the survival of modern civili
zation depended upon the fulfill
ment of four conditions, all of
which were responsibilities of the
church, as follows. The exaltation
by society of the greal spiritual
values; the acceptance of an ethic
of love which exalls the dignity.
worth and unity of mankind; the
dominance of social institutions de
signed to .serve justice, individua
ditnity and I lie common good in
(Sec Larse Audience Page 6'
JUDGE MARCUS REDWINE,
Winchester, President of South
eastern Board of Hospitals and
.Homes, in session, July 10-12.
DR. KARL MEISTER, Chicago,
President National Methodist
Board of Hospitals and Homes
guest speaker, 11:30 a.m. Tues
day.. ;-' '
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BISHOP ROY H. SHORT, vesper
Two Held For Breaking
Into Waynesville Homes
Two young Haywood County
men are being held on breaking,
enuring, and larceny charges, ac
cused of looting two homes of a
wide variety of furnishings rang
ing from an electric iron to fur
niture. The men were, booked as James
Arrington and Ralph Sharp, both
of near Waynesville. The police de
partment said Sharp came here
about 18 months ago from West
Police Chief Orville Noland said
the stolen goods were sold to pri
Vate individuals and firms here and
in Buncombe county.
Chief Noland and Deputy Sher
iff Wade McDaniel arrested the
men here June 9 after they had
made an exhaustive three-weeks'
Both defendants were bound
over to the July term of Haywood
Superior Court following a pre
liminary magistrate's hearing Fri
day. ; He advised people to check care
fully before buying any "bargains".
Some of the goods are still
What was sold, however, brought
little profit to the "tradesmen,
A set of 89 pieces of choice sil
verware, worth an estimated $300,
was traded in for the transmission
from a 1933 Plymouth.
A $75 vacuum cleaner brought
A trurklo.-td of the stolen goods
already has heen recovered, and
officers are searching for the rest
of it, the officer said.
Some of the stolen goods was
found in furniture stores in Cand
ler and in Asheville.
Other pieces were recovered
from 11 different people who, like
the furniture firms, had not known
they were stolen.
The chief said the loot, taken
between the first of January and
early last month, included: a wash
ing machine, electric urn, radios,
clocks, a lawn mower, and an elec
tric iron, as well as the silverware,
pieces of furniture, and the vac
The haul was taken from the
homes of B. T. Bevel of Jackson
ville, Fla., off Country Club Drive,
and Mrs. Condace Stfawn on
(See Break-Ins Page 6)
Some of the nation's top beef
cattle experts will come here next
week to help Haywood County cat
tlemen improve their knowledge
of which animals are the most
Representatives of the American
Short-Horn and the American
Aberdeen-Angus Associations will
aid with the Beef Cattle Judging
School which will be held July 17-
18 at the Mountain Experiment
With them will be specialists
from the North Carolina State Col
lege Extension Service.
Sponsoring the event is the Hay
wood County Community Develop
ment Program's Beef Cattle Com
County Agent Wayne Corpening,
in announcing the details today,
said every one of the Haywood
County cattlemen-pupils will take
part in the judging. Then their
judging results will be analyzed by
Haywood County livestock will
be used as the subjects in the judg
ing, which will be on six to eight
classes of each breed, and will
include steers and cross-bred ani
mals in addition to Herefords, An
gus, and shorthorns.
The school will open at 10 a m.
each day, with the judging on the
Herefords to be held on July 17
and the Angus and shorthorns on
the final day.
Among the leaders of the school
will be L. I. Case and Sam Buch
anan, beef cattle specialists of the
N. C. State College Extension
Service and now serving wth the
American Hereford Association at
Kansas City, Ma.; and Dr. D. W.
Colvard. head of the State College
department of animal husbandry.
(Thlf Information com
piled from Record! of
State Highway Patrol)