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The 6 stages of drunkenness,
as outlined by Dr. C.W. MueU
berrer at a meeting of police
officials in Toronto, are: dry
and decent; delighted and dew
ilish; dizzy and delirioos; das
ed and dejected; dead drunk,
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Publisiied Twiee-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. 5G 18 PAGES
Associated Press and United Press News
Vk'AYNESVILLE,, N..C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 13, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiet
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r,g tile 11 -"wt v -
to the plates tney were siay-
ter shop cioseu iui me ccu-
man approached lady and
are you staying,
Ni C.Park Commission Re-Elects Chas. Ray Chairman
staying at Medford Farm,'
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fca you nna yum wjr
fcht?" he inquired.
think so, sue nui.u,
out there au my uic.
ilP a lot of folks in Waynes-
are buying out local grocers
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ortage, at least one cnanoue
is trying to give the stuff
In fear that he can't sell it.
neiehborhood grocery in
big city has a notice to the ef-
that the customer wm gei uc
d of sugar free for every five
haps It Was
puty John Kerlcy is having a
f fun with a picture he recent
ad made during a raid in get
aii illicit still.
tho still was 50 feet of flre
Deputy Kerley placed' the
in the form of , a coiled
, and nulled one end over
shoulder. He now shows the
lure and explains that he killed
f O-foot white rattlesnake .
veral candidates who were
linated by the Democrats in
have been regular attendants
wurt this week. They explain to
nds, "We are getting the feel
lie new job."
t the same time, a former dep
sheriff was back in the court
En tor me nrsi ume i" several
V and explained: "Nothing
t same kind of cases, same
kvd it all brings back many
Re - Open
Official orders have been re
ceived here for re-onenlng the
liavwood draft board.
W. A. Bradley, chairman, re
ceived the orders this week.
Mr. Bradley was out of town
this morning, and no statement
was available as to the time the
board would be opened. The
Haywood board was one of the
67 county' boards In the state
which were closed on a tempor
ary basis several months ago.
Bruce Brown, of Clyde, is
veteran's officer, of this county.
W. F. Osborne, of Suarta, center, is shown congratulating Charles E. Ray on his re-election as chair
man of the N. C. Park Commission here this morniiiB.j in the Commission's office in the Masonic
Temple. Other members of the commission are, left to right; William Medford, Wa nesvillo, attor
ney, and author of the legislation establishing the commission, Francis Heazel, of Asheville, Dr.
Kelly Bennett, vice chairman, of Biyson City, Raymond Sutton, of Sylva. Mr. Osborne, newest mem
ber of the commission, E. C. Guv, of NVwland, C. M. Douglas, secretary, of Brevard, and Mr. Ray of
Waynesville. Mrs. Edith P. Alley is secretary of the commission. Percey Ferebee, of Andrews, was
absent when this picture was made. ,
Men Guilty of Assault
In The Korean Limelight
cp Mystery Solved
Perhaps it is best not to cause
red faces, but one Haywood
n has learned a lot about roses
spring he has. learned the
iarly in the spring he had two
e bushes both were the pic
es of health he tenderly cared
them, and in due time one of
fc bushes had beautiful red roses.
other seemed to thrive, and
just as healthy, but not a single
fom. Added care and attention
s given the non-bloomer.
Before long, that bush also burst
to full bloom not with roses,
it blackberry blossoms.
The disgusted gardener chopped
ic bush to the ground, Yesterday
was told he had ruined a valu-
fle tamed blackberry bush, now
s sick again for the third time
out the mystery bush.
lunday School Record
A Sunday School elass roll hook
. - -
f Pi by the late J. L. Morgan of
f'ytte in the Sunday School then
fiown as the Pleasant Hill Baptist
Sunday School at the Post Office
fen known as Pigeon Valley, (now
We) written and kept sixty-five
Ir more years ago shows an enroll
ient of then young women and
iris, eivine their
Lou Robinson (Mrs. John Hold'
r, 17; Mrs. M. Shook: 22: Ceilv
faynes (Mrs. !Jim Medford) 16:
da Rogers (Mrs. Ebe Dotson) 14,
any Jones, 22; Mandy Conner, 28;
tta Haynes (Mrs. Wiley Shook).
3. (now Surviving
M. M. Kinslanrl ' .30? Altha Roeers
Prs. Altha Murray), (now surviv
ing): Mattip Havnoo lllnr V W
fich), 12; Vona Holcombe, 15; Mrs.
r . usoorne, 24; Lou Osborne,
7; Emma Haynes (Emma Young),
8, (now surviving); Adda Ruth-
f'organ as he was going through
fome df his father's capers this
Unit To Return
From Camp Sun.
The local unit of the National
Guard, comprising 84 men, arc ex
pected back Sunday from the an
nual two-week encampment at Fort
Jackson, where they have been
undergoing extensive training.
The local company carried six
heavy tanks with them for the two
weeks of training.
Capt. Sam Carsvvell is in com
mand of the company, which is
designated as the Heavy Tank Com
pany of the 120th Regiment of the
North Carolina National Uuaru.
Serving with the company are
Frederick W. Chandler, Paul m.
Mull, Albert C. Jones, Willatd J.
Warren, Jr J. W. Finney, James
N. Williams, James E. Robinson,
Louie Curtis, William L. Davis,
Wayne M. Edwards, Ralph Press
ley,' Buie L. Sharpe, Joe R. Rus
sell, William G. Arrington, Floyd
E. Nelson, Grover K. Robinson,
Wiley Williams, Claude E. Greene,
Edward J. Stepp, Pete U Dock,
Edward R. Rickman, Bill E. Sut
George M. Milner, John E. Nor
man, Robert A. Lovedahl, Robert
Bryant, George D, Plcmmons,
Frank J. Poteat, James C. Bur
gess, Frank J. Moody, Hubert Par
ton, Jr., George D. Maney, Nathan
Hill, Albert Crayne, Jr., Robert L.
Curtis, Francis W. Ruff, James A.
Thomas M, Radford, B. L. Coop
er, Edison E. Williams, William M.
Rnnnp Rav W. McLean. Ray V.
Gibson, Joseph J. C. Hall, James
E. Harris, Floyd E. Mehaftey, Ken
neth B. Boring, Charles R. Smath
ers, Ned M. Burress, Walter L.
Lance, Hobert Wyatt, Gordon L.
Kinsland,. Aaron K. Greer, Ralph
Grasty, Francis A. Wyalt, Willfam
A. Grasty, William O. Plemmons,
Kenneth Goodson, Jack Kirkpat
rick, Leonard B. Messer, Charles
C. Bryant, Neil R. Pressley, Gor
don C. Raines
John D. Ezell, Jr., James R.
Adams, Hobert G. Williams, Wil
liam L. Lovedahl, Ldward tun,
James P. Gibljs, Wiliam H. Coward,
Robert Dixon, Jack H. Snyder. Wil
liam L. Burnette, John D. Chap
man, Carl J. Rhymer, Jr., Donald
L. Plemmons. John E. Freeman,
Charles E. Ray Ee-Elecled
Chairman of Park Group
For Indian Drama
Cutsomers at the Mountainside
Theatre in Cherokee, in addition
to being able to hear every line of
"Unto These Hills" from any scat
in the huge amphitheatre, are rap
idly being provided numerous other
comforts to add to their enjoyment
of this spectacular outdoor drama.
The threat of rain, which caused
the audiences many anxious mom
ents during the first week of the
production, is now being taken care
of with the addition of ample rain
shelters, a convenience made pos
sible by the first box office receipts
of the show. If the short mountain
Showers of the Great Smokies hap
pen to extend into a longer rain,
the audience can now be assured
of staying dry and comfortable.
For the brief intermission period,
as well as the time before the show
begins, the consession stand pro
vides hot coffee, as, well as soft
drinks, propcorn, candy, and other
refreshments. For those customers
who desire more comfort, sturdy
leather cushions can be rented at
the theatre, or spectators may
bring seat-cusions of their own.
All persons attending the drama
are urged to provide themselves
with warm wraps, since hot sum
mer days turn into refreshingly
cool nights 3,000 feet up in the
One of the great thrills of the
Cherokee drama has been the
sight of the twilight mist over the
hills surrounding the vast theatre,
and for this reason many spectators
come early and enjoy the panorama
of mountain twilight from their
seals in the theatre, as they listen
to a program of organ music be
fore the show begins.
Annual Meeting Here;
Ile-Elect All Officers
Thursday. Juvl 13 Partlv cloudv
and cool Thursday with scattered
powers mostly in the afternoon,
waay ConKiHprahl rlnmtinpss
ith scattered afternoon thunder-
"ire as recorded by the staff of the
"wie lest Farm)
T"ale Max. Min. Rainfall
0Uly 10 82 51 ....
" -80 57 ....
12 -. 83 62 .35
The members of the North Caro
lina .Park, Parkway and National
Forest Development Commission
held their annual meeting here
today and re-elected all officers.
Charles K. Ray is chairman; Dr,
Kelly Bennett of Bryson City, vice
chairman,, and G. JVL.. Douglas, of
Brevard, secretary. The meeting
was held in the commission office
in the Masonic Temple this morn
ing, and among the matters dis
cussed this morning was a report
by Tom Alexander on condition's of
prevailing trails in the Great
Soon after lunch the commis
sion held a conference with L.
Dale Thrash, highway commis
sioner of this area, and discussed
with him several highways as re
lated to the Park, National Forests
and Parkway in the tenth district.
Mr. Ray said that before the
commission adjourned this after
noon that the matter of concessions
in the Park would be discussed.
While this was the annual meet
ing; the commission has been meet
ing about once every two or three
months, due to the large amount of
work on the program.
Soap Box Derby
Ted Rogers is .spending his time
practicing for the Soap Box Der
by to be held Saturday in Ashe
Ted, the 13-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Rogers, has built
a stream-lined red racer, and is
being sponsored by the Twin-City
Auto Parts Company.
The race is slated to begin at
one o'clock Saturday, and will be
over about four.
The boys entering the rare have
to build their entire cars, keeping
cost to $0. exclusive ol wheels,
which are' the only parts which can
Last year's racers got up to 35
miles per hour in the race. 1 lit?
motorless cars are given a start
rom a runway constructed at the
head of the hill where the race is
The winner goes to Akron for
the national nice.
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COMMANDER IN CHIEF in the
Far East, Gen, Douglas Mac
Arthur has shouldered new res
ponsibility in the Korean crisis.
The Seventh Fleet is in his control.
IN THE AIR Lt. Gen. George
E. Stratemeyer rules the roost.
He commands the Far East Air
Forces. His fighters have orders
to clear the skies south of the
aath parallel of latitude.
uly 21 and 22
The variety musical, 'Tnppin'
Around," will be held the nights of
uly 21 and 22
Mr. and Mrs. Fred " Bergmann,
.. of Asheville. who arc in charge
of the production, announced the
new, later dates today.
The performances originally
were scheduled tor July ZO-zi. ine
hange was made to avoid conflict
with other local events.
Beta Sigma Phi sorority of
Waynesville is sponsoring the show,
which will be held in the Waynes
ville Township High School auditorium.
The proceeds will be used to
help finance the construction of a
lub house for the community.
This project is being sponsored by
White Oak People
To Meet Saturday
Residents of White Oak will meet
at the Community Hou;e Saturday
night for their regular CDP meet-
.lark Recce. James R. McClurc, and I inc.
Carl H. Coward; I Final plans will be made for en-
Cant. Carswell, and First Lieu-i tertaining the South Clyde resi-
tenants Frank E. Byrd and Robert dents at an inter-community field
Two Stills Cut
Down By Officers
Officers captured a 50-gaUon
copper still on Camp Branch, and
intercepted about 15 empty bar
rels which were ready to be moved
to a new location. The still had al
ready been taken from the fur
nace, preparatory to moving to the
Officers cut the barrels to pieces
but brought in the still and 50
feet of 4-inch fire hose.
Those making the raid were Roy
Recce, Wade McDaniel, Montgom
ery Queen and John Kerley.
Earlier the officers nabbed a 60-
gallon outfit in Pigeon and 2 bar
rcls of mash. Those making tha
raid were Deputies John Kerley
Max Cochran, Horace Mehaffey
and Roy Reece of the ATU.
'day July 2Cth.
Stamey Gove Group To
Meet At Junaluska 21st
Members of the Stamey Cove 1 plet'ed plans for the event
Community Development group
will meet at their ball field Sat
urday afternoon at four o'clock for
the initial practice of events for
meeting Lake Junaluska on July
On Monday, the 17th, the group
of Stamey Cove singers will meet
at eight o'clock at the home of
James McFalls for a practice pro
gram for the singing contest which
Will be staged against the Lake
Junaluska group during the visit
ing day on the 21st.
The visitation day program with
Lake Junaluska will begin at ten
o'clock, and a large number from
Stamey Cove are expected to par
ticipate in the program. Leaders
met Wednesday night at the home
of McKinnley Pressley and com-
The following were named chair
men of the different events for the
Singing, James McFalls.
Tug-of-war, Herman Rogers.
Horseshoe pitching, young wo
menMrs. Walter Roberts; older
women, Mrs. Herman Rogers; men
Egg throwing contest, Phillip
Family relay races, Judy Steph
ens. Women's blindfold race, Mrs.
D. B. Reid.
. Softball girls, Mrs. Carrol
Trull; men, Jennings Rogers.
Eating contest, Walter Roberts.
Turner Cathey, county recrea
tional director, explained the pro
gram to the group.
Down 60 Million
Pounds This Year
The 1950 hurley crop will be 60
million pounds under that of last
year, according to an Associated
Press dispatch from the Agricul
ture Department in Washington.
This reduction represents about
10 per cent less acreage than 1949
a representative of the department
Commerce Board To
Meet Monday Night
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
Monday night. The group is expect
ed to report on the membership
drive, which is being headed by
A number of matters are to
come before the group, it was an
nounced by James L. Kilpatrick,
FORMOSA'S KEEPER. Viee
Adm. Arthur D. Struble, com
mander of the Seventh Fleet.
It is patterned after the hard
hitting task forces that struck
fast in World War II.
HEAD ADVISOR of the U. S.
military in South Korea is Brig.
(Jen. John H. Church, operating
directly under Cien. MacArthur.
He heads the Ryukyus (Okinawa)
Not Sweet Subject, But
Stores Short Of Sugar
Engaging Man In
Dog Pound Case
Miss Margaret Hahn yesterday
denied she encaged or hired any
one to dig up the bodies of dogs
killed at the town dog pound last
She referred to a Mountaineer
account of business Coming up in
this term of Haywood Superior
Court. One of the cases scheduled
for hearing is Miss Halm's appeal
from a magistrate's court convic
tion on a charge of trespass re
garding the dog pound matter.
Boosters Club Will
Meet Tonight At 7
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
will meet tonight al the Hazelwood
Presbyterian church for the rcgu
lar'monthly dinner meeting, start
ing at seven o clock. Rudolph
Carswell is president, and
Report Of WNC
The Raleigh News And Obser
ver yesterday reported:
"The new mulM-million-dollar
hydrogen bomb plant may be
built In Western North Carolina
or elsewhere in the Tennessee
"Members of the House Ap
propriations sub-committee han
dling Atomic Energy Commis
sion funds have indicated the
plant likely will be placed some
where in the Southeast."
The report was contained in a
story from the newspaper's Wash
The Mountaineer could find no
local sources who could con
firm or verify the report as to
whether the plant would be es
tablished in this section or where
it would be located, if it is.
CLAUDE WRIGHT IN HOSPITAL
Claude Wright of Waynesville,
who is a medical patient at the Jo-
Sam I cal hospital, was reported to be
I improving this morning.
6 -Month Jail Sentence
Given To Haywood Man
To Develop 'Will Power'
There is one Haywood man who
will perhaps think twice before
taking a drink of intoxicating bev
erages during the next two years.
It all came about in Superior
Court this week, as Judge Will
Pless, of Marion, listened to the
testimony of a defendant charged
with driving while drunk. During
the course of the testimony the
defendant stated he wanted to quit
drinking, and lead a sober life.
Judge Pless said he was glad to
hear the defendant's attitude, but
in his court it took more than
promises, wereupon the judge made
"For two years you are not to
take a drink of anything that will
make you drunk. In the event you
do, then you go to jail for six
"Judge, I understand, and agree.
That is exactly what I want to do,"
said the defendant, "I'm trying
hard to quit."
Dixie Home Stores here report
ed that the only sugar shortage in
town is being created by people
who think there's a sugar short
age. The panic buying at Dixie start
ed Monday and exhausted its stocks
of sugar by noon Tuesday.
The rush, however, started with
a graduat boost in sales about a
"During the last seven to eight
days,'' a clerk said, "customers
bought seven to eight tons. That
usually is about what we sell in
"No, I he warehouse at Green
ville S.C.i didn't make any cut
in our usual shipment. And we
haven't had any notice of any short
age down there. But we'll phun
and find out about it."
He said the current canning sen
son has boosted consumption, but
no more than usual.
"Our sugar sales usually run ten
per cent higher (luring the pc . lod
between lale May and the end of
summer because of the canning,
which takes quite a lot .
"But that's nothing unusual."
Customers who usually buy about
ten pounds of suaar a week for
their normal tainily needs were
buying 20 to 30 pounds each dur
ing the rush period Monday and
Tuesday, he added.
The A & P store here, however,
was untouched by the surge.
The manager, Mr. Senn, report
"Yes, we're out of sugar. But we
usually are out. or close to it on
Tuesdays. That's the day before
we get our weekly supply."
He said his store did not experi
ence any more than the usual vol-1
ume of sugar-buying recently.
On Wednesday, however, Mr.
"Things aren't the way they
He said he had been informed
that all .warehouses in Asheville
were cleaned out.
One woman, who had made a
tour of the groceries there de
clared: te . .. - g
Two Residents Of
Charged With Secret . '
Assault On Officers
The jury returned verdict
of "guilty of assault on two
charges against Jerry and Out-
er Smith shortly after three '
Solicitor Thad Bryson Jr.,
had preferred two charge one '
for the assault on each of th
Judge J. Will Pless. presid
ing, had not handed down re
sentence In the case at 3:15 this
An all-male Haywood Superior;
Court jury was deliberating over-:
the testimony shortly before noon -today
in the trial of Jerry andl
Oliver Smith, accused of firing on
officers in an auto chase the nighty
of March 4'.
State and defense both rested -
their cases late yesterday afternoon I
after a two-hour hearing of the
testimony of the eight witnesses.
Each of the brothers, residents .
of Jackson County, Is charged with
secret assault with a deadly weapon.
on two counts one involving the-
firing on a car in which Deputies
Sheriff Max Cochran, John Kerleyr
and Wade McDaniel were riding:
the other, involving the shooting
up of State Highway Patrolman Joe
Murrill's patrol car in which he
was riding with Waynesville Police
man Paul Gough.
Each pleaded innocent to the
The defense offered no witnesses
but cross-examined each of the
state's witnesses thoroughly.
"Deputy 'Cochran, first witness to
testify, told the court he saw
Oliver Smith fire seven shots at
the deputies' car during the chase,
that the first bullet struck the
windshield, another hit the radiat
or, and the others went wild.
He added that the shooting start
ed shortly before 10:30 P. M., and
the damage to the radiator caused
water to drown out the motor,
eliminating the officers' car from
Murrill testified that he took up
the chase shortly before midnight
when he saw the fugitive auto
traveling down the Dellwood Road.
"I turned around," he said, "and
started following it.
"We got within about 25 yards
of the car and I turned my spot
light on it."
He added he put the Ugnt
through the rear window of the
fleeing car, and saw the man in
the right side of the front seat raise
up and look back. i
He said the man was Jerry
Smith, but that he didn't see who
the driver was.
As they reached the bridge in
Frog Level, he continued, the
lights of the fugitive car went off.
He said he saw the flame from
a gun as the two autos went up
Eagles Nest Road, and a bullet
struck the windshield.
The glass showed a hole within a
few inches of Murr ill's right.
Gough was riding in the front seat
next to Murrill. He said he didn't
see who did the shooting.
The slug passed through tne
patrol car and knocked out the
After that, the officer said, he
turned his car across the road to
form a block, and a radio report
was sent back to the other officers.
Meanwhile, the sheriff's office
had resumed the search in other
The officers testified they found
the fugitive auto on the Hyatt
Creek road where it had been aban
doned about a mile from the point
(See .Court Page 6)
Injured .... 18
(This information com
: piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)