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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park a ? ( j
68th YEAR NO. 71 12 PAGES ' "Associated Press WAYNES VILLE. N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 31, 1953 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jttkaon Ciaattim
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re hand," commented
iner at the Love Jov Road
Friday. The prisoner was
the 14 entertained for their
on the road. The melons
rown and donated by C. S.
i of that section,
nut thai the melons wew
tmntfy tWheibus, but ba?
II* man had indulged in too
food from the over-loaded
Lor Cars Are
ght By Patrol
way patrolmen, on two dif
days. caught Tennessee cars
xcessive legal limits of tax
alman H. Dayton caught a
with the driver charged with
[drunk, and hauling 15 fifths
next day Patrolman W. R.
i caught another car, also
latlinburg, with four fifths
x pints of liquor. The two
(re bound over to court. The
ant caught driving the truck
given a hearing Saturday.
T. Mrsser, 78. died at the
l??d county hospital, about
? clock this afternoon. He
Htered the hospital on Sat
I*as former chairman of the
W Board of Education,
tad been in ill health for
and Mrs Frank Smathers,
1 children left Saturday for
tome in Miami after a visit
ne former's parents, Judge
15 Frank Smathers.
Funeral Services Sel 3
O'Clock Tuesday For David
F. Underwood; Killed Sun.
THE FUNERAL services for Da
vid F. Underwood will be held
at the First Baptist church here
Tuesday afternoon at three
Over 400 At
More than 100 hounds were ent
ered in the Haywood-Jackson Fox
Hound Show here Saturday, that
attracted some 400 people to the
East Waynesville school grounds.
Dr. R. R. Jeter, president, said it
was one of the best shows in the
history of the association.
The hounds of Rev. Mr. Miller,
of Vail, N. C? walked off with both
top prizes, in the male and female
Th* national Goodman* Cham
pion, "Lockmon, owned l?y Tom
Davis, was also one of - the top
hounds shown Saturday.
Albert Burnett, secretary of the
association, was also master o(
Hannah Takes 2
Shots At Man On
Court House Lawn
Norman Hannah, 55. is out on
9500 bond, charged with firing two
.22 bullets at Logan Frady, 41,
about five o'clock on the court
house lawn last Friday.
No one was hit by the bullets,
and officers said they had not
found where any vehicles in the
crowded parking lot was hit.
After the first shot, Frady
crouched down behind a car and
then fled over the stone wall at
the parking lot.
Sheriff Fred Campbell, Patrol
man H. Dayton, and former police
man Jerry Rogers, disarmed Han
nah, and placed him in jail. Sher
iff Campbell said he took ten
rounds of .22 long bullets from
Officers said there had been a
dispute over a tobacco crop be
tween the two men.
' Frady lives in Francis Cove, and
Hannah in Gaddytown.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Finch and
three children left yesterday for
their home in Thomasville after a
visit with Mrs. Finch's brother-in
law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. L. H.
Funeral services for David F.
Underwood, 42, who was killed
about 12:30 a. m. Sunday morning,
will be held at the First Baptist
Church here, Tuesday afternoon at
Kev. Paul O. Elder, pastor of the
Free Methodist Church, and Rev.
Horace E. Smith, pastor of the First
Baptist Church, Canton, will be in
charge. Burial will be in Green
SherilT Fred Campbell said that
Underwood died instantly, about
12:40 Sunday morning, in the kit
chen of the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Casty Warren, a short dis
tance oil the Hyatt Creek Road,
after a .22 bullet, said by officers to
have been fired by Warren, pene
trated the chest of Underwood.
Sheriff Campbell said that war
ren, an industrial worker and vet
eran of World War 11, said he shot
Underwood in self defense, after
the deceased had first slapped Mrs.
Warren, and hit and kicked him
following a discussion about an
Solicitor Thad Bryson set bond
for Warren at $2,500 which the de
fendant made Sunday afternoon.
He is charged with the murder.
Warren has a badly discolored
eye. and walked stiffly as he left
Deputy Sheriff Eugene Howell
said that he received a call from
Warren about 12:40 a.m., saying
"A man's been shot. Come out."
Deputy Howell immediately put
in a call for Sheriff Campbell who
was at Maggie at the time, and
then started for the Warren home.
In the emantlme. Warren had
called police, and Chief Orville No
land had dispatched Policemen
Messer and Evans, who were in the
area, to report to the scene and
offer any assistance the sheriff's
department could use, since the
^Looting- was jilst outside the' town
Deputy Howell, and the police,
found Underwood dead, slumped
down on the kitchen floor.
Sheriff Campbell, and Coroner
Dr. J. F. Pate soon arrived at the
scene and an inquest was held.
Dr. Pate said a .22 calibre rifle
bullet struck Underwood In the
right shoulder and was deflected by
a bone and severed a main artery
in the left chest, bringing death
within a few minutes from an in
Sheriff Campbell said Warren
gave these details in his statement:
Underwood came to the Warrens'
five-room frame home on Brendle
(See Underwood?Page 4>
Mrs. Harrison Is
New Town Clerk
Mrs. A. D. Harrison has been
named clerk of the Town of
Waynesville, succeeding Mrs. P. H.
Gentry who recently resigned the
post she has held for the past two
years. Mrs. Harrison has been as
sistant clerk for the past few years.
Mrs. C. M. Hinkley has been
named assistant clerk, and began
work this morning.
Mrs. William Fish Made
Ass't. Mgr. of Strand
Mrs. William Fisb has just been
appointed assistant manager of
the Strand Theater, it was an
nounced by A. L. Drinkhouse.
She has been with the theater
for five years, starting as candy
girl, and has filled many jobs in
the meantime. She was most re
Mrs. Fish is the former Peggy
Keener, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Birdell Keener, and was graduat
ed from St. John's School in 1951.
The Fishes live on Main St.,
IWellco Employees Get Bonus
PARTICIPATING in the annual REA meeting
here Saturday, included two Congressmen, and
local officials of the Haywood Electric Member
ship Corporation. Shown here left to right are:
R. C. Sheffield, general manager; Congressman
Dwight Rogers, of Florida, and frequent visitor
here; Congressman George Shuford, of this dis
trict, and Roy Medford, president of the local
Joe Tate Is
The Haywood County Young
Democrats Club met Friday night
at the Canton Town Hall to elect
officers and make plans for the
state convention. - Walter Clark,
Those who were elected for the
ensuing year were as follows: Joe
N. Tate, Jr., Hazelwood. president;
Mrs. Walter Clark, Canton, 1st vice
president; Jack Chapman, Canton,
2nd vice president; Carlos Sides,
Canton, secretary; and Charels
Beall, Canton, treasurer.
Tate is a feed and seed inspec
tor for the N. C. Slate Agriculture
Department and is a member of
the First Baptist Church in Way
nesvllle, the Lions Club, Masonic
Lodge and American Legion.
Delegates were selected at the
meeting for the state YDC con
vention, to be held in Raleigh, Oc
tober 8, 9 and 10. It is hoped that
Adlai Stevenson will be speaker
for the occasion.
The YDC of Haywood County
will be hosts to the entire 12th
Congressional District Young Dem
ocrats Clubs for a hamburger fry
on September 26th at Queen's
Four Raids Here
Police, together with members of
the Sheriff's Department, and as
sisted by the Highway Patrol,
raided four reported and suspected
places Saturday afternoon.
Chief Orville Noland said that
whiskey was found at one place.
There they found a pint and a half
of white non-tax paid liquor, and
cited Mrs. Mack Miller, of Pigeon
Street, to mayor's court on a charge
of possessing non-tax paid liquor.
Chief Noland said that his de
partment was confronted with
more drunks over the week-end
than in' many weeks. He said be
could not give any explanation of
the sudden increase.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hulsey and
daughter of Gastonia were week
end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pil
Haywood Cited As Leader
In Rural Electrification As
REA Hold Annual Meeting
Wild Chase Ends
|n Wreck And
Rangers in the Smoky Mountain
National Park became suspicious
Sunday afternoon of a black Pon
tiac at Newfound Gap. The Rang
ers started to make a routine
check when the car in question
containing three men picked up
speed and raced from Newfound
Gap, through Cherokee, out High
way 19 over Soco Gap. turned left
at Deliwood Road and went down
Jonathan's Creek on Route 284.
Although the Park Rangers had
by this time run out of gas dur
ing the chase. Patrolman H. Day
ton saw the speeding car on 284,
gave chase, but was blocked by on
coming traffic. The Pontlac got
away only to wreck not far from
the Rock Hill School when it
crashed into a pick-up truck.
No one was injured, and while
the driver was charged with speed
ing and will be arraigned in
Court, the other two men, accord
ing to witnesses, grabbed sacks
which were in the car and Isft
the scene through a cornfield. It
was said there was blood on the
floor of the car. Officers surmise
that the men may have killed a
Park bear and were attempting to
leave the Park when jumped by
(See Wild Chase?Page 4)
The achievement* of rural elec
trification. a bold program advanc
ing the itandard of living in every \
place it ever touched, hay* done
more to make the American farm
a more attractive place to live and
work than almost any other factor,
Congressman George A. Shuford
told an audience of some 700 peo
ple at the armory Saturday.
Rep. ?hufford spoke at the 14th
annual meeting of the Haywood
Electric Membership Corporation.
He Raid that "although North
Carolina's industries are growing
at a tremendous rate, most of these
industries are established for the
processing of the products of the
farm. Paper and tobacco manu
facturing, textiles and furniture
making, and other great industrial i
enterprises rely upon the farms for
their raw materials. Both industry
and agriculture have a vital stake
in the rural electrification pro
He said that electricity has been
a dominant factor in the dveloy
ment of three of Western North
Carolina's most Important indus
tries ? dairying, agriculture, and
the tourist trade.
"Many farm* are now opening
their doors to the tourist trade,
gaining an extra Income and mak
ing the operation more profitable,
and this new development can be
traced directly to electrification.
"Dairy farms, once unable to
market milk on a large scale, are
now in a position of being able
to touch a switch and keep the
milk fresh long enough to make
(See R.E.A.?Pace 4)
New Profit-Sharing Bonis
Being Paid To 350 Of Finn
Stores Will Be
Closed Labor Day
Foliowin< ? custom of many
jrears. the Merchants Association
announced today that stores
would be closed all day Labor
The Labor Day program of the
county will be stared in Canton.
Fuller details will be found on
pare one. section 2 In this Issue,
and in Thursday's annual Labor
Police are continuing their in
vestigation of six break-ins. which
have taken place here within the
past two weeks.
Chief Orvllle Noland said today
that they have several suspects,
and believe all six places were en
tered by the same group.
On last Thursday night the Cen
tral Elementary school office was
entered, and $81.26 in money tak
en. The same night the band build
ing at high school was entered, and
about $25 was taken from the soft
drink vending machine. The ma
chine was damaged about $100, it
was estimated. Nothing else was
Other ' places entered recently
Include the Walker Esso Service,
on Depot Street, Tom Lee's Sta
tion oi\ Main Street, the High
i School Office, and the Howling Al
ley. Chief Noland said that in every
instance it appeared that money
was all that was sought.
Down at Lake Junaluska Sheriff
Fred Campbell reported Ketner's
was entered, and after the robbers
found only 30 cents in pennies In
the cash register, just took the
register with tl\em.
Officers are working together on
ail seven break-ins. They do not
believe the Lake entry had any
connection with those in town.
Walter S. Kaufman, executive
vice president and treasurer of
Wellco Shoe Corporation, announc
ed today that the profit sharing
for the company's fiscal year end
ed June SOth, 1993 amounted to
approximately $163 for each and
every employee of the company.
The company now employs 350 per
sons In its plant in Waynesville and
20 exclusive sales representatives,
covering all 48 states.
Eligible for participation In the
Profit Sharing System is every em
ployee who Is with the company
six months or lodger. and r, -er 90
percent of the employees are with
the company longer than six
Sales representatives and exec
utives have a separate ProAt Shar
, ing System. Every employee of the
company participles in the profit,
in one form or another, except of
ficials of the company who are
The plan of sharing the profits
of the firm vyith employees was ori
ginated about 18 months ago by
Heinz W. Rollman, president of the
firm. The plan was started a year
ago, and the auditors have just
completed the report for the first
year of operation under the sys
Forty-nine of the company's em
ployees have been with the com
pany 10 years or longer, and upon,
completion of 10 years service an
employee receives a gold service
pin and a $100 stock certificate.
Sixty-two employees have been
with the company 9 years, and up
on completion of nine years serv
ice an employee receives a Wrist
watch. After five years service an
employee receives a silver pin, and
59 of the company's associates (as
the Wellco employees are called)
are receiving the five year silver
service pin this year.
Wellco is one of the almost 40
companies in all 3 continent* oper
ating under Bo-Search's license and
knowhow. New plants are schedul
ed to begin manufacturing in 12
more countries during the coming
year. Typical visitors during one
month to Waynesvllle included peo- %
pie from Australia, Argentina, For
esee Welloo?Page 4)
Cruso-White Oak Field
Day Attracts About 400
By W. C. MEDFORD
Under ideal weather conditions
the Cruso Community Development
tour was carried out Saturday with
White Oak as guest. County 'Agent
Wayne Franklin and assistant agent
Homer Sisk were in charge with
Cruso Chairman Eugene Henson
and White Oak chairman Teague
Cruso lies in the extreme south
eastern section of Haywood County
and White Oak is the farthest to
the north to participate in,these
programs, some 45 miles apart.
This i< only another example of
what these Development programs
are ^oing in bringing distantly
separated farm neighbors together.
An estimated 350 to 400 enjoyed
the attractions and activities of the
day. The projects tour in the morn
ing, which lasted up until near
noon, carried us into some rather
rough terrain up Pisgah Creek;
but we were well rewarded here
by witnessing the strip farming
being done by Clyde Gorrell.
Agent Franklin pointed out the ad
vantages of strip farming on steep
land here, also of diversified farns
ing for such type farms.
Next was Ferdie Green's apple
orchard where we saw heavily
loaded Golden delicious trees,
something rare for this year.
Advisee Raising More SkSep
Mr. Green also raises sheep, tak
ing great caution to prevent the
depredations of sheep-killing dogs.
He stated that he has killed eleven
such dogs in his sheep lot. Here
also our county agent, in connec
tion with his remarks on the im
portance of a well rounded out
farm program, stated that for
mountain farms there was nothing
better than a herd of sheep?and
no quicker money to be made.
Cruso community grows tobacco,
(See Cruso-WMte Oak?Page 4)
(This leferasatlee oeee
8taU Highway PateeL)
|wn Seeking Bids For
kin Street White Way
n cialg 4re asking fQr bJds
^U'Pment for the Main
hitflway on September
to G, c. Ferguson,
- 5WT?hot Mon
y thjSUU, Test Farm.
27 M**- **?". Rainfall
2? 47 _
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30 * 4# . _
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The specifications call for 22
poles on Main Street from Acad
emy to Walnut Streets. Eleven
poles on each side of Main Street,
set in a staggered pattern down
When the whiteway is construct
ed, all present poles and wires on
Main Street will be removed. There
will be a small single strand al
most Invisible wire connecting the
Workmen have about 30 more
days of work to convert the pres
ent town system from 2200 volts
to 4160, Mr. Ferguson said. When
this is completed, the system will
be modern, and will give an equal
distribution of power in every part
of town, he said. The last link of
the work is now being done in
East Waynesville and East Street
areas. A crew of 14 men has been
reduced to eight because of an
emergency construction job else
Love Joy Road Citizens
Give Road Crews Picnic
The Love Joy Road section join
ed in to give th' men who are
working their 3-mile road a bounti
ful picnic dinner on Friday. The
event was held at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. George Blalock. who
originated the plan, and were join
ed by every family on the road.
Vaughn Rhinehart, and Joe N.
Tate. Sr., construction foremen,
said the people had cooperated
better than at any place they had
ever been. "They want the road,
they appreciate what we are do
ing to build a better road, and are
working with us in every way,"
The truck drivers, guards, over
seers, as well as 17 colored pris
oners from the Hazelwood Camp,
ate from the over-loaded picnic
table. One* prisoner remarked:
"this is better than Christmas."
The construction men said it
would take about 30 more days to
complete the grading and gravel
ing of the road. It will not com*
in the blacktopping program until
The highway forces, said similar
dinners had been put on at other
places, but none quite as elaborate
and with as many families partic
ipting as the one on the Love Joy
Road( which runs along the bank
: of the west fork of Pigeon River.
NOTHING LIKE IT before, commented three of
14 prisoners. who were treated to a picnic by
the Love ioy Road citizens on Friday. After a
meal of fried chicken, five vegetables, potato
Mlad. piec, cake. tea. lemonade, the boys tried
to cap It off with home-crown watermelon. But
they had gone a little too far, and the delicious
melon waa eaten slowly. Mountaineer Photo).