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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, August 14, 1950, Image 1

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STANDARD PTG CO Coflip 220-230 S First v LOCISVILLE KY Idolight Of The News -a ng Beauties. fc s are pretty, but some- ir the amateur. ... fho rae of the local o carefully decorated her t some guests. She select- all the flowers in me yarn, , rit would ma ice trie larg- I most colorful display. ie finished, her handiwork ,;, nf art. or it could be (y described as beauty, cine her disgust. hs mingled with surprise. e found as me sun weni if r lovely blooms went and it was too late to get lowers, i Jell, such Is We. ike Or Hay, have been a deluge of bout Hadacol making the h Smith's Drug Store, a- hprs. Hadacol Is no Joke. Lis of the firm reported lend that their sales of the femedy have risen to 300 week. Rush Off oast 18 cents a pound. I 25 cents pound. dressed fryers 25 cents a ning 59 cents for a four- iarton. Jell House Coffee 31 cents go rushing breathlessly to though. i grocery store listed those h a Mountaineer advertise pi September 1941. mental C. O. s Local k Company aston S. Parham. reel I commander of the 120th I, North Carolina National paid an informal visit to the si officers of the Waynes- vy Tank Company, Thurs it.' : ' . r,.., : nped in at the Armory as ywfsvtlle guardsmen1' wei trough their weekly drill Ward, he continued his the Cherokee drama. farham 16 supcryls6r of the. on city schools. pen other companies, In ad it the Waynesvllle unit, are is command in the 120th lit. ' include the line units in ree battalions, and five companies. fcompanies are located in Jrom Burlington to Waynes- Martins Ve On ppean Trip Ind Mrs. Fred Martin left I for New York City and 11 tomorrow ' on the Queen 9r a visit to their son-in-law lghter, Lt. and Mrs. L. B :h, and their new grand win Dennis Genebach, in e, Germany.- will land at Southampton I, and will tour that coun Dre coins on to Germany (ill return to the States the jOctober. c ! 1 Theatres lave Matinees The Waynesville Mountaineer Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park TODAY'S SMILE "Has your ear got whiU side-wall Ure?" "I dont knew what it'i tot my wife has beea drif Ing It all day." - 65th YEAR NO. 63 11 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 14, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties Bumper Crop Of Tomatoes 85 Per Plant ft s ' . 1? igers of Waynesville's two k today announced that Is would be held at the every Tuesdav and Thurs Jd at the Park every Wed and Fridav. theatres will continue their y and Sunday matinee Je as formerly, lt was an id. This means that Monday pnly day without a matinee. "he i jJjjV 3thor SHOWERS lay, August 14 Mild with ?a snowers in the afternoon I cioudy and mild. ial Waynesville tempera recorded by the staff of the st Farm): Max. Mln. Precp. I -- 78 59 .21 ! - 80 57 .15 J -... 80 54 .... f 79 56 . - r A&A trim 1 i ' V 4 V A iV5 These two gardeners Tommy Thompson, right, and Tom Medford, left, have a crop of tomatoes that is outdoing anything ever seen around here. The plants average better than half bushel each, and many have 85 tomatoes on them. They have 140 bearing vines. The garden is next to. the Smoky Mountains Fertilizer Plant, which is operated by these two men. Oddly, enough, they credit "hard work" with their bumper crop, and say very Utile about the fertilizer used, except it was Blue Ridge 7-7-7. (Staff Fholo). Bumper Crop Of Tomatoes Grown Here If there is a shortage of toma toes this year it will not be the fault of Tommy Thompson and Tom Medford. Their patch is fast becoming the envy of every good gardener, and there seems to be no end to the volume of their toma to crop. , ''" Last sprinc the two men decided to jplajjt'a smaif irk'l of land risl'ii next to their work -r- the Smoky Mountains Fertilizer Company. Thy planted 140 tomato plants, and then began a consistent pro gram of applying patience, care, hard work, and water. Of course, they used a reasonable amount of Blye ..Ridge 7-7-7 fertilizer but no more than any gardener would rec ommend. Just as the plants began to grow, it was Tom Medford who then took over, and started a spraying pro gram, which has kept out all blight. ghpse .who know tomatoes, esti mate that .the plants will average half bushel per plant. By actual count, one plant had 85 tomatoes, and larger than average market size. The vines arc so heavily loaded that no effort has been made to keep them on stakes. Instead. heavy cardboard and kraft paper have been put on the ground un der the tomatoes. The two gardeners keep the ripe tomatoes picked daily, and rlfiht now are having more trouble with a stray flock of chickens than they are blight. While copper A com pound has kept the blight down, a double-barrel shot gun is getting results in curbing the chickens. Tomatoes are not the only thing grown in profusion in the Thomp-son-Medford garden. The usual vegetables, such as beans, beets, corn, squash, and cucumbers are also thriving. When asked for their formula, the men said: "It takes a lot of constant care, and hard work." While the gardeners have made better than a successful crop, it would be unfair to stop right there at home, Mrs. Thompson has been canning and preserving, until the Thompson larder looks like the Interior of a grocery store and it tastes just as good as it looks. For Mrs. Medford, a bride of six weeks, she is a bookkeeper, and between Masons To Open Summer Assembly EHere Sunday State Spent $319,578.92 On Haywood Roads The state spent (3I0.S78.D2, of Mtr Ttoal , af 1hwmI mimey in Haywood County through June 30. The figures were contained In a rrport by Division Highway Engineer W. M. Corklll to the Haywood Board of County Commissioners. WTHS Students To Register Next Week For 1950-'51 The wane of the summer and the approach of the bells of autumn was heralded today in this announcement. C. K. Weatherby, principal of Waynesville Township High School, said registration for the new school year will begin August 21. Mr. Weatherby, who also coaches football, also said practice would start tomorrow afternoon for the 1950 campaign. The student registration sched ule: August 219 A. M. to 3 P. M., Seniors. August 22 Juniors; August 23 Sophomores; August 24 fresh men; August 25 eighth graders; August 28 Seventh graders. The county's schools will open for the new term on August 28. Approximately 100 Master Ma sons and their families from many states will meet again ihi year in Waynesville, for a three day Sum mer Assembly of the Grand Coun cil of Royal and Select Masters of North Carolina. The Waynesville Armory will he ihaWHuerdrrr MfK will' ifW"" Sunday morning, AiiRiist 20 at 9:30 a. in; All Masons are requested to report and register upon arrival The registration committee of Mr, V. K. Worthington, Mrs. Wil Ham Chambers, Jr., and Mrs. Fred Campbell will be at the Armory all day. There will also be a committee to assign all visitors to Hotels Tourist Homes and Cabins. On Sunday evening, a motorcade will be formed in front of the Arm ory and will go to Cherokee, to witness a Drama of the Cherokees, "Unto These Hills". If anyone should desire a driver for his car over Soco Mountain, please call K. Paul Martin. Those people without transpor tation arc requested lo be at the Armory by 6 p.m. in order to ob tain accommodations. All Masons and their families are cordially invited. On Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. a scenic motor trip will he formed in front of the Armory and proceed to the Masonic Marker at Black Camp Gap. This monument to Cryptric Masonry was conceiv ed and erected by Most Illustrious (See Masonic Page 8) 50 Attend Cooperative's Dinner Here Approximately 50 Haywood poul try farmers and farm leaders Fri day night heard experts paint a bright picture 'or the county's hatching egg Industry, The addresses were among the highlights of the Haywood County Farmers' Cooperat ive's first coun ty-wide dinner, which was held in the dining room of the First Methodist Church here. inc main course, of course, was chicken. John F. Parrish, head of N. C. State College Extension poultry work, told the audience that the poultry Industry in this county and the western section in general has a bright future. He discussed the advantages this area holds for the brooding of baby chicks, compared with the broil-er-house pullets, Brood chickens in this county, he declared, are laying 15 to 20 per cent more eggs than the broiler-house variety. Arthur Gray, owner of the Can ton Ga.) Hatcheries, who has been marketing Haywood County hatch ing eggs since this new industry was started late last year, quoted customers as far away as Texas as saying these were producing the finest chicks they had ever had. The demand throughout the area, he said, was such that lie felt he could sell five to ten times as many eggs of this quality as he has been receiving for .marketing. N. L. Brlggs of Greensboro, West ern North Carolina representative of Allied Mills of Chicago, who has been aiding n the development of the hatching egg industry here, outlined the natural advantages this section has over others for (See Coop Pane 8) Blowing Bass Horn Man-Sized Job y11 " 1 wsyr-..,--:- . : a- -111 v o- : ' . M X v. ! W! i ll v Vam A V V ' 186 Leave BILLY McCRACKF.N, a member of the Waynesville concert band. Is shown here as he put in long hard hours of practice. Members of the band get very little summer vacation it is almost a con tinual practice period. The band will give a concert lure Thurs day night in front of the court house at 7:30, with Charles lsley, director in charge. While being a member of tin- band requires hard work, the members like it ask Billy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCracken, on Pigeon road. (Staff Pholoi. Power Firm Gives Outing For Scouts One hundred Haywood County Boy Scouts spent the weekend on an overnight camping trip and tour of the Walters Power plant and dam near Watervllle as guests of the Carolina Power; and Light Company. " v . ' ' 1 This was the second delegation of Western North Carolina Scouts the firm entertained in this fashion. The week before, 100 Buncombe County Scouts made the trip, and next week, 100 more Buncombe Health Dept. To Examine County Teachers 22nd-,23rd The Haywood County Health De partment will hold the required physical ' examinations for the county's .school teachers on Aug ust 22 and 23. Health officials urced all teach ers to appear at the Waynesville j Scouts will bo 'the power corn office of the Department on those Pany s guests. designated days .The examinations I are for the required health certif icates. Spokesmen said: "Our regular clinic schedule is jammed. Those are the only days we can devote entirely to giving teachers their re quired examinations." They urged the teachers to come early for these check-ups. The examinations will be con ducted from 8:30 A. M. to 4:30 P. M. The Haywood Scouts, from froops throughout the county, left Saturday morning, camped at Big Creek, and spent the afternoon swimming and fishing. Yesterday morning, they toured the plant, then returned home in the afternoon. The Scouts making the trip were: Lake Junaluska Troop 8 Ed ward Leatherwood, Ellis Glllett, (See Scouts Page 8) 200 At Buchanan Decoration Event Approximately 200 people at tended the annual Decoration day program at Buchanan's cemetery on Aliens Creek Sunday. Rev. William Gibbs was the principal speaker, with special music by the Bill Hembree quartet. During the business hour, the 1951 committee was named as fol lows: Scott Cunningham, Lloyd Buchanan and Monroe Oxner. The group re-elected Charlie Buchanan setting up her home,, and working as .trea!!ure,r- has not had time to do quite as Haywood Draft Board To Hold First Meeting Chairman W. A. Bradley this morninn announced that the first meeting of the Haywood County Selective Service Board would be held tomorrow morning. The session will open at 10 A. M. at the Court House. The local draft board was re activated August 1. Iowa 4-H Group Leave For Home - Reluctantly Forty-six boys and girls from Washington County, Iowa, and their leaders mounted their chart ered buses here yesterday, some what reluctantly, to start their trip back home. The scene was one of farewells many of them tearful as nearly 100 of the Haywood County boys and girls and their parents who1' had played hosts to the Iowa 4-H Clubbers came to see them off, The farewells ended a week's vacation for the visitors at the homes of Haywood's 4-H Club boys and girls, who had been similarly entertained last summer by the Washington County youngsters. Saturday marked a day of final activities. For dinner, the Iowans and their hosts were the guests of David Underwood at a barbecue at Stoke's Grandview on Aliens Creek, Then they went to the 4-H Club Camp for a farewell party. There, each of the Iowa young sters was presented with a token from the Haywood boys and girls and, in turn, the visitors presented gifts to their hosts. All during the week, the visitors had been guests of county officials, civic clubs, and individual families in a series of sight-seeing trips, picnics, swimming parties, and community events. After the final farewells were said, and the last reminders to "write frequently and come back soon" were voiced, the busses roared off eastward behind the police escort. WTHS Band To Give Concert At Court House The' Waynesville Township Hiuh School band, reinforced with sum mer visitors and visiting "old grads," will give its first concert of the summer Thursday nitsht. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Haywood Count? Court . House if it doesn't rain. If It does mln, It won't be. Charles L. lsley, Jr., will direct. The up-to-75 inuMelans will give a well-balanced performance of the lighter fare, which will include Ku clk's ' "Thunder And -Blazes" march, with a dash of Hoaav Car- mlchacl and Glen Miller thrown in. On Out-Of State Tour Approximately 180 Haywood County farm men, women, and children rode off early this morn ing from the Haywood County Court House on the first lap of their 1950 Out-of-State Farm Tour, their enthusiasm high in spite of the fog and steady drizzle. The caravan of four chartered busses and six crammed family autos. left at 7 a.m. preceded by a State Highway Patrol and police escort headed by Patrol Corporal John L. Carpenter and Policeman Guy Messer. They were scheduled to make their first stop at Morganton at $ a.m., and were to have dinner it the Robert E. le Hotel In WtiuW ton-Salem shortly after noon guests of the Winston-Salem Chatty her of Commerce, Employees of the First National Bank of Waynesville helped tend the touring farmers on their way by assisting with the detailed cleri cal work. ; The 1950 tour will take the Hay. wood farmers, farm wives, and children through Virginia, Wash Ington, Delaware, Maryland, Pem sylvanla. New Jersey, and New York City, then will swing back (See Farm Tour Page 8) Huge Crowds At 'House Warming' Between 4,000 and 5,000 people attended the formal opening of Walkins Chcrvolet Company's new home here last Friday. "We were well pleased with the response," Mr. Watkins, owner, said. "The people bean inspecting! the building early in the morning and of course, we had a large crowd until the end ol the square dance that night.". The new home of the automobile firm is among the most modern in the tate. It is next to the Post Office. Merchants Have Big Stocks For School Children Local merchants are inaugurtt-r ing "Back to School" days by pre senting a large, and varied assort ment of school clothing for stu dents of all ages. The Merchants Association an. nounccd that the stocks of local merchants were perhaps better right now than in many years. With sime 10,000 children to get ready for school in Haywood, the mer chants have anticipated the needs well in advance and have scoured the markets months ago for their needs. The selections here are ample, and cover just about every item on the "want list" the merchants said. much canning. It looks like the Thompson-Med-ford unit have hit the jackpot with a bumper crop. A collection was taken to help ' defray expenses of cleaning the cemetery. Those wanting to donate in ihp fund can rin so hv leavine their contribution at the Aliens L crecK urocery store. Weekly Load of Hay wood Hatching Eggs, Worth $1,000 'Kr. ----- jw." ...JSM,., 0 . W T. X. m. m m " ' Waynesville Soldier In Korea Wants Some Sweets What do you suppose the Ameri- did not reveal anything as to condi can soldiers in the foxholes on Korea want most? According to Pfc. Charles "Bud dy" Wright, who has been on the island ever since the fighting be gan, the big craving Is sweets. In a letter to his mother, Mrs. Eugene Wright, the young Waynes ville boy asked that sbe send him jelly beans each week, and a big cake, and cookies often. His letter Hons, except to stress his craving for the sweets. Between the lines one could read that he, and the others like him, were seeing the bitterness of the world, and very little they could do about it. The sweets would help. "Buddy" is the same man whose picture Is believed to have been In a recent Issue of Life the picture of a tall soldier, walking down a Korean road alone, carrying a rifle. This is a weekly scene at the Haywood County Farmers Cooperative, where a truck load of hatch ing eggs are shipped to a hatchery, for a premium price. The average load sells for $1,000, with a market available for three times the present number of the quality eggs. Lyda Parton is shown in the driver's seat, while H. M. Dulin, manager, holds a check for $1,000, as Roy Parton loads the last case of eggs out of the warehouse. The present goal is 3,000 dozen per week. (Staff Photo). Towns Advertise Land For Unpaid 1049 Taxes The towns of Was nesvllle and Ex-Waynesville Man To Head Guam Power Dept. Robert II. Clark, native of Waynesville, will start work Aug ust 21 as head of the Power and Lit!ht Department on Guam Island. His position is with the Govern ment of Guam, which is now un der the authority of the U. S. De partment of the Interior. The mid-Paciflc island was under the Navy Department from the time it was re-captured from the Japs in 1944 until last August 1. Clark was assistant superintend- Hazclwood are today advertising) e"t of power for the Navy on the property for sale n which 1040 i island at the time he was pronxot taxes have not been paid. The list i ed. of non-paid taxes will be advertis-f He served several years as super ed for four weeks, and then offered ! intendent of water and lights and at auction on September 11th, at i as fire chief for the town of the court house door. 1 Waynesville. Haywood Boys Studying Forestry At Camp Hope Louie Ammons, Andrew Hutch-j ,. ins, Jr, Robert Edward Hale. .Mm- Southern Putpwood Conservation mie Campbell, Robert N. liaie. Jack' Association, and J. Ray Orr and Norman Burnett and Ward I Owen, ! 3, Davls of Champion's Forestry all of Haywood Count v. are attend-! Department. Mr. Orr is general di ine a Forestry Camo all this week ' rw,or of the canH-'- that is being sponsored ' by the' Champion Paper and Fibre Com-! pany at Camp Hope. These Haywood County youths' arc part of a group of forty West ern North Carolina boys who have been selected by the farm agents and vocational agriculture teach ers of eleven counties to receive a practical course in the growing and; harvesting .of timber. J Twertfy of the boys are members1 of the Future Farmers of America,! and twenty are 4-H Club members. ; At Champion's Forestry Camp they are receiving expert instruc tion in timber estimating, seeding and planting, timber utilization, and timber identification Among their instructors are W. i E. Kepler of the N. C. State Forest Service, John Gray and Charlie! Musser of the N. C. Extension ser-l vice, Gene Perkins ef the TV A For-! lestry Service, Francis Cook of the (See Forestry Page 8 Highway Record For 1950 In Haywood (To Date) , Injured ... 21 Killed .... . 5 (Thla Information com piled from Record! ot State Highway Patrol)

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