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.think rfidnt rain un
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to speak. The official
-port is that nearly two
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, f more than a
bich hd fallen in the
vou have a recl-
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p out in.
Your Choice .
Hoover 14000 different
Ijsses of apples that Is
I typev. or' names. This
nd of apples have a definite
Tstic and can be identified
0. In each group there are
u poups, which means
number of different apples
is untold number.
n Haywood, about five
jover the majority of the
; veral hundred different
t of different kinds of ap
parently never-ending, c
io Richard N, Barber, Jr.,
UK largest orchard in the
the red uniforms of the
fine band that really inspir-
iders here to determine
U a band back in 1938.
kite Pine band came here to
Labor Day celebration.
ir brilliant red uniforms,
Mini music, set the right
in organizing a band here.
ft fall, Hendersonville with
uniforms came over for a
game, and that further tit
enough, Waynesvllle has
lad red uniforms have
(hp Bold and black, the
Llors which is now a trade
The Band What Am." .
ay that women can't fish,
Ruth Riddle of Cruso has
of rainbow trout and a
to prove it. Fishing with
band at Davidson River
ft, she came back with some
tan a dozen metings in
nunmurtticfr are scheduled
OUntv Aunni'. nfrtAA
ek. Hospitalization, tele
"ice, and community life
opics. , . .,
aHzation plans will' be ex-
un "fonaay ntght at the
School at 8 n m Riuwr.
rnminity will meet at the
MO in Tuesday. On Wed
rhickety will, meet at the
f Church at 7:30 to hear
' "estmoreland of Can
'n Thursrfav r.o nai
pood County Hospital is
w present at the Crab
N at 7:30 fn- H(ceoi
F! Of the Cniinfir A
lfnt s offices will be on
Cecil School MnnH txr or
" "d at Stamey Cove, at
-y Grove Church, at 7:30
slides o the family and
nts of Fines Creek will
Thursday at 7:30 to discuss
"sm-oi-way for the
PnOne SPrvt,n nt.
ik.i.,. i,lc meet-
" he'd at the Fines Creek'
s Franrlc u..j:tt.
sldent frnm ur I,,.
u Jn .heId trip this
,7k rc uu"e university
boratorv at n
nima i.j ...
v-v w, mciuaed speci
J trips by boat , the
' the ocean, inspec
ts6 Iabor8tories, the
.ratory of the Unl.
f,es Fishery Laboratory.
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bhshed TwtccA-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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This is the only country
where a man can jump iaU
his car and drive to tow
Ui collect his unemployment
vl Painled By
i n . : Authority
Miss Margaret Johnston was
elected second vice-president of
the North Carolina Library As
sociaiton at the annual throe-day
meeting of the Association held
in Greensboro last week. Miss
Jane B. Wilson of Durham is the
new president. Miss Johnston,
Haywood' County Librarian, and
Miss Margaret Boyd, supervisor
of school libraries, attended the
sessions in Greensboro.
Much Interest Is
Being Shown In
Everything is pointing to a record-breaking
crowd for the 22nd
annual Ramp Convention, on Sun
day May 13th, at Black Camp Gap.
Clarence c. Medford. secretary,
said interest in the event is bring
ing in many inquiries, and national
stories oh the occasion have been
sent to scores of states.
Thid Eure, secretary of State,
will. again be the speaker. A place
he ,has had on the program for
Mr. Medford said the latest re
ports were that the recent warm
rains bad put the millions of ramps
to growing, arid tfiat by the 13th,
the crop should be plentiful, and
"very tasty." '
Several people from Raleigh have
already made plans to attend, in
cluding Charles Parker, state news
bureau, and George Ross, well
known Raleigh attorney.
Of Mash Found ,
One of the most complete copper
stills seen in a long time was haul,
ed into the sheriff's of ice by. Sher
iff Fred Compbell and Ray Erwin,
The 50-gallon copper still, to
gether with two barrels of coin
mash, were found on Long Branch,
In the Black Camp Gap section, of
ficers reported. No arrests were
It was estimated that from the
materials on hand, about 12 gal
lons of liquor could have been
Of Far East
The big question of the Truman
Mai Arthur controversy is "How to
Salvage Japan", said John Brewer,
a former member of General Mac
Arthur's staff, and a student of the
Far East political, and economic
Mr. Brewer addressed the Rotary
Club here Friday, and discussed
the -highly controversial question,
pointing out that General MacAr
thur was looked upon by the Jap
anese as "A king, or a god". The
general had saved the face of the
Japanese; he understood their'
ways, and their way of thinking.
He had their confidence, and was
"Had President Truman shot At
loe. the King of England, and
Winston Churchill, it would have
had the same affect on the Eng
lish people, as firing MacArthur
has on the Japanese people," Mr.
"We must remember that there
are 80 million "tough fighters among
the Japanese they fight different
ly than Americans, and we must
realize this, as well as realize that
the Russians are much of the same
One Japanese wrote Mr. Brewer
that "a mighty big tree has been
cut down by a small hatchet."
Mr. Brewer did not approve of
General MacArthur's manner of
going over the head of his commander-in-chief;
neither did lie
approve of the method President
Truman used in dismissing the
general. "I think General Mac
Arthur was fired improperly," he
"The whole thing must be rather
comforting to Joe Stalin," Mr.
Brewer said, "but what I am afraid
of is that Stalin. "like the Kaiser,
and Hitler, fail to understand how
Americans can differ on some sub
ject, yet become united against a
After the address, Mr. Brewer
answered many questions, among
them one which "in his opinion,
he did not feel that General Mac
Arthur wanted to seek any political
office, but would perhaps lend a
great deal of influence in the na
Mr. Brewer concluded his ad
dress by pointing out that the situ
ation in America whs critical.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 30, 1931 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counti
Champion's Director of Production
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Leo Gelser has been named director of production of the Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company, it was announced by Reuben B.
Robertson, Jr., president of the company. In this capacity, Mr.
Gciser becomes a member of the company's administrative group,
with staff supervision over all pulp, paper, Ixiard and finishing
operations, as well as scheduling and inspection functions at the
three Champion mills located in Hamilton, Canton, and Houston.
Drawing Of Pounding Mill
Shows, Crude Mechanism
Warned of Wildfire
The County Agent's office today
urged all tobacco growers to watch
their tobacco beds daily. The bul
"We have checked many beds
within the county and found Wild
fire is getting very prevalent all
over the county, instructions have
been sent everyone on the control
of Wildfire with bluestone and
lime. Now is the time to protect
our plants so thai we will have to
bacco this fall.
"Remember if you have Blue
Mold you can spray or dust with
Fermate to control."
Will Present Play
The senior class of the Bethel
High School will present their
class play. "Little Miss Somebody,"
this Friday evening, May 4. The
production is slated for the school
auditorium at 8 o'clock.
The cast includes Edwin Lowe,
Nancy Cooke. Peggy Jo Gibbs. J.
V. Allen, Martha Vance, Kenneth
Lowe, J. C. Gorrell. Jean Metcalf,
Everett Shepherd and Madia
Directing the play is Miss Ber
PIT NAM AT GREAT LAKES
Norman G. Putnam, seamon re
cruit, U.S.N.R., son of Mr. and Mrs.
D. L. Putnam of Lake Junaluska,
and husband of Mrs. Bertha Put
nam of Waynesville, is undergoing
two weeks reserve training at the
U. S. Naval Training Center, Great
Upon completion of his reserve
training. Putnam will return to his
whnnl at Wavnesville. He first en
tered the Naval service Jan.
Friends Plant Crop For
Sick Neighbor At Gruso
ku.j ,ith an abundance of: with a gut. 1
stanch friends. They came to the . ThoSe who
Worfnpsnav lo.jvu. dim i,,,-
Highlighting the Waynesville
District Conference of the Metho
dist Church at Sylva Wednesday
was the Laymen's Hour wilh its lay
speaker Kdwin L. Jones of Char
lotte. Mr. Jones was introduced by
W. L. Rikard. District Lay Leader.
The conference was held at the
Sylva Methodist Church, under the
leadership of Rev V. Jackson
Huneycutt of Waynesville.
Pastors of the 'XI charges makine
up the conference reported a total
of Hill new members, 208 of whom
entered by profession of faith and
18!i by transfer of church member
ship Reports indicated substantial pro
gress toward the salary goal of
$(i!(.3")0; ministerial support of
$16,182; world service of $13,774;
and the children's home of $9,802.
A little more than half of the total
obligations assumed for these and
other projects has been paid.
A resolution by Dr. L. B. Hayes
designating the special offering for
the Melhodist Home on Mother's
Day as a memorial to Dr. L B.
Abernathy was adopted by the
The Licensing Committee recom
mended that Charles Bigwitch of
the Cherokee Charge be licensed
to preach even though he cannot
speak Knglish. Mr. Bigwitch
preaches to his people in his native
Rev. Reid Wall mentioned the
busload of representatives from
the churches of the Waynesville
District who visited the Methodist
Home near Charlotte on April 20.
Others reporting on their special
fields included O. V. Woolsey, Dr.
L. L. Gobbei; Dr. .1 S. Hiatt, Dr.
25, H. G. Allen, Rev. Walter .1 Miller,
Mrs. w:r Reid, and Miss Marian
The 1952 conference will be held
tn the new church ai incroKee.
which is to be finished within the
next six months.
A large drawing of an old-fashioned
"pounding mill" by Douglas
Grant is on display at the Mount
aineer. The, detail of Hie -water-driven
outfit, were provided by II,
(". Wllburn, well-known authority
on early history of this section.
Mr. Willmrn knows the .die f
two such mills in Haywood County.
The principle of tiie mill Is sim
ilar to the sand-dump now louud in
toy departments. The box on the
end of the long shaft filled with
water from a flume, and the weight
of the waler carried the box down.
As it lilted the waler spilled, and
the empty box shot . upwards for
more waler. A pointed pole on the
other end of the shall raised and
lowered, accordingly, hilling the
corn in a lub As the plunger hit
tin? corn Hie gram was cracked, and
the conliiiual pounding eventually
made il nllo meal.
The poles were bound together
with vines, as metals wen- nol ,i
vailahle. MoKinger Injured
In Highway Accident
Kd Mol linger, owner of Wavnes
ville Tractor Company, was pain
fully injured early Thursday morn-1
ing. In a highway accident between '
Forest City and Shelby. Two ve '
hides met on a curve.
Mr. Mottingcr was removed . lo j
the Shelby hospital, wlieie he re-;
mained unlit .Friday, and was rc-j
moved lo b i s former home in j
Whiteville. lie is expected back ill;
a lew days.
Haywood Can Lay A Just
'Claim' On New Assistant
Of Defense D. K. Edwards Civil Court
t)an Kramer Edwards, newly ap
pointed assistant Secretary of De
fense, is well known personally to
many residents of Haywood Coun
ty. He has been not only a summer
resident since he was only a young
ster, but has spent a number of
winters here, attending the Lake
Junaluska Elementary School, Even
his legal practice and his duties as
mayor of Durham have not pre
vented him from coming back to
the hills for brief visits.
His brother and sister-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edwards, live
on the Ashevllle road. They man
age to combine successfully an or
chard, a dairy, and the production
of 3 thousand broilers every nine
weeks. A sister. Mrs. John Klopp,
is In the Welfare office in Waynes
ville. Professor Charles W. Edwards,
father of the new Secretary, bought
the old John Tate property at Lake
Junaluska when the children were
small. He operated what may be
one of the first dairies in Haywood
County, the same business that is
now successfully carried on by his
Secretary Edwards still feels a
keen Interest in his family's affairs
here. He returned from overseas
duty a short time before his broth
er Charles was discharged. Mrs.
Charles Edwards had her hands
full getting the apples harvested; so
Lieutenant Colonel Edwards as he
then was came straight up to Hay
wod to help get In the apples.
Dan Edwards' war record is one
of which any man might he proud.
As a lieutenant in the National
Guard in Durham, he was railed in
to active service in September 1940.
Transferred to the 77th Division,
he was assigned to the Pacific area
as a captain, and in a remarkably
short time became a lieutenant
colonel on the staff of General
Robert L, Elchelberger.
It wag In this capacity that he
proved himself a hero under fire.
He was standing beside General
Eiehelberger when he saw that a
anlper ba4 Jh OenraJ Jn his
sights. Almost Instlnclivcly he
pushed the General aside and took
the bullet himself.
He was decorated many times,
his honors Including the Distin
guished Service Cross.
After returning lo (he Slates,
Colonel Edwards served in the
General Assembly, and became
mayor of Durham.
His wife is the former Miss Mary
Part In of Columbia, S. C. They
were married In 1941, after a whirl
wind courtship. They now have four
children, an eight-year-old girl.
I.eroy; six-year-old Dan. Jr.; Claire,
who is "going on" four; and two-year-old
The new secretary is a graduate
of Duke Universlly and of the Har
vard 1'nlvcrslty Law School.
Goes On Up
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On County Rural
Roads To Date
W M. Corklll, division engineer
of the Highway Department, has
announced that $785,488.78 had
hi en spent In Haywood county out
of bond funds through the period
ending March 31. Of this, $37,
211.(9 wag expended between Feb
ruary 28 and March 31.
This is part of the county's orig
inal allocation for rural road work
To Meet Wednesday
Addresses Wanted For
Four By Draft Board
I The Haywood County Selective
The Haywood County Tourist Service Board has asked for infor
Associalion will meet Hie, Wed 1 niation on the adresse of the follow-
Dan Kramer Edwards, new as
sistant secretary ol ilelense. went
to SvImmiI at Lake .lunaliiNka. and
spent many of Ins summers on
the Edwards farin-iirchard.
Hears Concert By
A large, and appreciative audi
ence heard Hie Va nesvllle Town
ship high school chorus Sunday
night, in the third of a series of
concerts, The musical was given at
the first Baptist church before a
Charles lsley. was director in
charge, with Betty Franklin al the
piano and Florrie Patrick, at the
The program included: "(iranl
Me Courage, Lord," "Hejnice in the
Lord Always," "Adoramus Te,"
Also "The Lost Chord" wilh
Johnny Green taking the solo part.
"God's Mountain" and a Negro
spiritual, "Jesus Walked This Lone
some Valley" with Nancy Kerley
taking the solo
The last number was a special
arrangement of "Itallle Hymn of
the Republic. " ulh Robert A
Campbell, assistant hand director,
together wilh Miss Franklin at the
The scripture was lead by Hey
,1 K. Younlx, pastor of Hie First
Methodist church, and the prayer
by Hoy Malcolm Williamson, pasl
or of Hie Presliylei ian church, with
Hev. Ilroaclus V. Wall, pas! or of I he
First Haplisl church in charge of
Car Wrecks As It
Leaves Wet Road
To Open On
The jury list has been drawn for
the May term of Sivil Court, which
convenes on May 7 for two weeks.
Judge J. A. Rousseau will preside.
Named for the first wet It are
Mrs. Margaret Elder, Waynesville;
Henry T. Michal, Beaverdam; J. C.
Burch, Beaverdam; Ellen Surrett,
Pigeon; Clyde Parris, Beaverdam;
John Earl Smathers, Beaverdam;
Billy McElroy, Fines Creek; Harri
son Reere, East Fork: Craig Camp,
bell. Beaverdam; Hugh C. Keener,
Beaverdam; Virge McClure, Way
nesville; Carroll Meadows, Jona
than Creek; Woodrow Williams,
Beaverdam; Mrs. Lloyd Revis,
Beaverdam; W. S Burnett. Beaver,
dam; Jack Messer, Crabtree; T. K.
Harkins, Beaverdam; Lem Leopard,
Waynesville; R. W. Stuart, Beaver
dam; Mrs. E. L. Kidd. Clyde; R. K.
Owen, Beaverdam; John Wells,
Clyde, Grover Francis, Waynesville;
Thomas Babb, Waynesville.
Selected for the second week are
James R. Hyatt, Jr., Beaverdam;
Richard Trull, Waynesville; Grov
er T. Mauney, Beaverdam; Marion
Queen, Pigeon; Zlmery Caldwell,
Waynesville; E. W. White, Iron
Duff; George II Jones, Clyde. E.
J. l.ilius, Waynesville, Henry N.
Mathews, Beaverdam; Frank lleu
son, Beaverdam; Norwood Drown,
Waynesville; A. E. Reynolds. Pm
eon: .1 B. Hill, Beaverdam; Jack
Kirkpairlck, Fines Creek, Lloyd C.
Reno, Heaverdam; Fred Coward.
Waynesville; Robert Whitcucr,
Waynesville; J. J. lvesler. Beaverdam.
Foiii' yoiing South Carolina hoys
had a narrow escape from serious
injuries, aboul seven o'clock Sun
day morning, when their converti
ble Ford skidded on a wet pave
ment and loll the road, on the Dell
Sheriff Fred V Campbell, anil
Cpl. Prilchard Smith investigated
Three oil he occupants were 17,
and the fourth was Hi. They spid
they had led their Clinton 'S.C.I
home a! ten Saturday niuht for a
trip to the Smokies
Between 40 And
SO Register For ,
'Between 40 and SO new names,
were added to the Town of Hazel
wood registration books Saturday,
in preparation for the election on
the question of consolidating on
Saturday was the first day the
books were opened for the election,
and registration can he made up to
Saturday night of May 12th. Carrol
Whilner. registrar, has the books,
and will be at the town Hall all day
May Sth, and 1 21 h At other times
I he books are at his home.
The election was called for May
2tllh. and Ihe voters of MazelwoOd
will decide in the elect ion on Ihe
question of consolidating the towns
of lla.clwood and Waynesville.
Only the voters of Hazelwood will
participate Iii the election
Officials said that only voleih
registered in Hie: Town of Hazel
vnod poll hooks would be eligible
Major P. Medford
Killed In Korea
ncsdfiy nighl. May 2. al il o'clock. ing four men: Fred Douglas Casey Officers term the
The session will be held in the
Commissioners' room ai the Court
All persons in the lourisl busi
ness are urged to attend.
i colored).' James Theodore Sorrel Is,
J. B Smith, John Edward Griffin. '
accident as un
Natl Home Demonstration
iSaunook Featured Week To Be Observed Here
In Picture Page
Stamey Cove To Have
! Speial Meeting Tues.
Truns nome un and Mrs
back up their good Intentions- thj pressfy Mr and Mrs Red.
good deeds . ! . Mr ,d Mrs. L. w.
Mr. .Trail nas in ..a Mar.st Henson. Mrs.
come to work w-ere
Clifton Deaver, Mr.
Vivian Henson. Mrs. Charles Lay
man. Elzie Galloway. Lonnie Craw-
his home for some time won
broken leg. His spring work was of
course undone. .. Fhh -t, Tneo,
neighbors arrived; thorou. . - flnd
ihoir- tnnt and their horses;
they set to work. The men clean
ed the bam: they did the plowing;
and they planted his corn. The wo
men 'were not idle either. They
worked hard; and they helped Mrs.
Trull fix a big dinner for the hun
After dinner, Paul
Stamey Cove Community will
hold a special meeting this Tues
day night, May 1, to see the slides
and hear the lectures by members
of the County and Home Agents'
The meeting will take place at
the Piney Grove Methodist
Church, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Manv people who could not be
present sent food to add to the
The Trulls say "Thanks to the
people of Cruso," for this shining
example of "Thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself."
Lt. Cdr. Thomas C. Jones. USN.
returned to Washington, D. C. Sat
urday morning after a visit to the
home of his grandmother. Mrs.
Eugenia C. Jones, on Walnut
Street. Commander Jones is assign
ed to duty at the Pentagon build
News was received here today
that Major Plott Medford. 4H, was
killed in Korea on April l!)th, near
Ihe 3f)th parallel.
Major Medford was Ihe son of
the late J. L, Medford, and Mrs.
Medford, the former Miss Kowa
Major Medford visited in Hay
wood often, bul had lived most of
his childhood days in Everelle.
Washington. His parents were na
lives of Haywood, and he had a
wide family connection here.
! Not long ago he had received tie
j silver star award as a member of
the late General Walker's staff, and
( had been in the armv for 24 years.
; In World War II he held the rank
; of l.t Col
i He is survived by his widow and
j mother. ;
Five pages of the second section
is devoted to the Pictorial farm and
Home page of Saunook community.
More apples are grow n in Sau-; April 29, to May 5
nook than in any olhr one com- with a national theme
Haywood County's twenty-five
Home Demonstration Clubs will
join clubs throughout the nation
in observance of the Sixth Nation
al Home Demonstratioo Week,
munity in the Slate. The story of Home Builds Tomorrow s World."
apples in that area is most interest- the county's 680 club members will
have an opportunity to stress the
2 Help families to understand
and cooperate with all defense mo-i
biization proerams j
3. Develop ways for holnemakcrs i
and volunteer leaders lo share the i
knowledge they have acquired in I
home demonstration work in the
interest of defense.
4. Capitalize on the special con
tributions that younger homemak-
DAVID MAKl.Ey WITH
David Marley, four-year-old leu
kemia victim, who has been re
ceiving treatment in a Statesville
hospital, is now at the home of his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Parris. in Lenoir.
David is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Turner Marley of Lenoir and has
many relatives in this section. His
grandparents recently moved to
Lenoir from heAe.
responsibility of the home and ers can make to strengthen the na
family in developing and maintain-1 Hon
ing those qualities essential to a1 Special features of the week's
democracy. The following object
ives will be emphasized during the
1. Highlight the Idea that the
home is the training ground for
democracy and that the homemak
er has a unique opportunity to
further the appreciation and un
derstanding of the freedoms won
by our forefathers and the respon
sibilities that Ro with these free-
celebration will be daily programs
broadcast over Station WHCC and
commercial window exhibits, all
prepared and presented by home
demonstration club members. 1
The firs! radio program was pre-1
sented today at 12:15 p. m. by the
Aliens Creek Club on "Foods and )
Nutrition." Tuesday at the same
hour the South Clyde Club will
have a fifteen minute program on
(See Prosram Pajre C) ' ,
(To Date) 1
Injured . . . . 19
(This information com
piled from Records
State Hit-away PatroL)