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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At Th e Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
63rd YEAR No. 31 EIGHT PAGES United Press and Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Part of Huge Crowd At Ramp Convention
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Meei Fiiinn A. hot L. Union Recognized
Shown here is a small part of the huge throng which gathered at Black Camp Gap Sunday for the
16th annual Ramp Convention. At the lower left is the loud speakers, while in the lower center can be
seen a stove on which the ramps and eggs were fried. Cars and trucks were parked at every available
space for a long distance from the site. This is a Mjuntaineer photograrh by Ingrim's Studio.
2,000 Ramp Eaters Gather Sunday
Joins Race For
In Lower House
Eighteen candidates have tiled
for county and township elective
offices, and will seek parly nomin
ation in the May 29th primary in
In addition to the three Demo
crats who filed early last week, one
Republican qualified as candidate
to represent Haywood in the lower
house of the General Assembly be
fore the Saturday filing deadline.
There are 13 candidates seeking
election as constable in five town
ships, and one candidate for magis
trate in Last Kork township.
According to Jerry Rogers, sec
retary of the county board of elec
tions, those who filed for retire-1
sentative include: Grover C. Davis, j
Charles Edwards and H. E Sen-I
telle. Democrats; and Joe Prossloy
of Canton. Republican.
Speak At Black Camp
Drawing more attention than the
most optimistic had expected, Hay-i - ...
wood county's unique Ramp Con-i
vention was staged for the 16th UOCfWOOa IS Vl
Start At Fines Creek;
Twelve Will Graduate
year Sunday with more than 2.00QJ
persons coming to Black Camp Gap
during the day.
Many of the "delegates'' saw and
tasted their first ramp, gathered
from the shady areas where they
grow wild in the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park. In fact,
although promoters of the conven
tion were prepared for a large
crowd, so many arrived that the
supply of ramps was exhausted be
fore the day was over.
The day was devoted to ramp
eating raw, boiled, or fried ac
cording to taste and good humor.
Many of the leading figures in state
political circles were presented.
the highlight speaker being Thad
Eurc, secretary of state. Former
Governor J. Melville Broughton.l
candidate for the Democratic nomi
nation as U. S. Senator, Lt. Gov. L.
Y. "Stag" Ballentine, and guberna
torial candidate R. Mayne Albright
were other widely known speakers.
Zeno Wall served as master of
(Continued on Page Five)
The doitwood is in full bloom
in this area, and one of the fav
ored spots for seeing a mass of
the white llowers is from the
spot on the Wayncsvlllc-Hazel-wood
line near the home of Dr.
I. B. Funkc and Roy Moscman.
Looking down into the valley
from the highway gives the ap
pearance of a heavy snowfall.
Numerous photographers have
made pictures from the place,
and today others are slated to
try their luck.
This year's bloom is one of the
heaviest in many years.
PHOTO BY INGRAM'S STUDIO
TOMMY GIBSON, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Gibson of Way
nesville. was promoted to Eagle
Scout rank at the Pigeon River
district court of honor Monday
Four Democrats and two Hepuh- j njKlu jn lm, f(,r( house u,r0
licans will compete for constable
in Beaverdam township. The Dem
ocrats are Hubert Thompson. W
H. Scott. Hilly II. MehafTey ivnd
J. A. Anderson, and the Republi
cans are C. II. Jones and T. S
One mail from each party filed
as candidate for constable in East
Fork: Glenn Rhodes, Democrat;
(Continued on Page Fivci
is a member of Troop 2, Waynes
aff of the
Lake Man To Be
! Honored Soon At
Univ. Of Illinois
j John Charles Klapp, of Lake
i.Junaluska. will be among the Uni
'vnrsitv of Illinois students who are
The Self Service Laundry has to receive special recognition for
opened on the highway in Hazel-i high scholastic acnievemcni on
wood, equipped with 10 automatic Honors Days ceremonies to be held
washing machines. The new busi- April 301 h.
ness is owned and operated by Mrs. 1 The event has been held annual
E. A. Hall and H. A. Hail, with Dick ! ly since 1925. some 3.000 students
Hall as manager. ' Have attained the goal this ar.
Self Service Laundry
Opens At Hazelwood
Over 2,900 Vehicles Are
Inspected In Haywood
Commencement exercises will
begin at the Fines Creek High
school tonight at 8 (Hock vith.
the presentation of an operetta.
"Goldilock's Adventures," given by
the elementary grads. The cast will !
be composed of around 81) chil-;
The senior play, "Oh, Professor.
How Could You?" will be given on
Friday night. April 23. at 8 o'clock
in the school auditorium. Members
of the cast for the three-act com
edy will include June Brown. Milas
Kirkpatrick. Kathryn Trantham,
Dilla Jenkins. Mary West. Wanda
Lee Messer, Harold Green, Max
Rogers. Wayne Trantham. and R.
L. Ledford. Britain McElroy will
serve as stage manager.
On Sunday afternoon, at 3
o'clock Rev. Jarvis Teague. pastor
of the Baptist Church of Scaboaid,
N. C, will deliver the baccalau
reate address. Rev. Teague Is a
graduate of the Fines Creek High
School, Mars Hill and Wake For
est Colleges, and of the Southern
Theological Seminary of Louis
ville, Ky. Special music will be
presented by the I'igh School
The graduation address on
Thursday night. April 29. will be
given by Major Cecil Brown of the
Salvation Army. The following sen
iors will receive diplomas: Wanda
Lee Messer. June Brown, Kathryn
Trantham, Mary West, Delia Jen
kins, Marcene Rector. Beatrice
Kinsland. Annie Ledford, Harold
Green, Milas Kirkpatrick. Britain
McElroy. and R. L. Ledford.
Wanda Lee Messer, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Messer, is
valedictorian of the class and June
Brown, daughter of Fletcher Brown
date Speaks At Court
House Here During
Unity As He
Candidate For U.
Work Of Many
"For roads, for schools, for poli
"Against the sales tax. . . against
This five-point platform was ex
plained by R. Mayne Albright, can
didate for governor, who made a
brief appearance here Saturday
morning as his "Challenger"-led
motorcade toured the western
Union To Discuss
Next 15 Days
C. I. O. GROUP STILL
USING PICKET LINE
The Waynesville Laundry re
sumed operation Monday morning
after being closed since March 29
due to a strike
There were product ion work
ers on the job Monday, all mem
bers of the Laundry Workers In
ternational I miit. Local 309, which
was recently eianicd hero. This
union is an affiliate of A. F. of L.
As the plant resumed operations,
a picket line continued to march in
front, and mad.' up of members of
the CIO Fur and Leather Workers
Internal ion.. I I n ei:.
A st ipulal lo'i uas ml' nod between
J, W. Killuiu, owner nl the Laun
dry, and ollneis of the Local 309
on Saturday. The agreement was
signed by Mr Kilhan, recognizing
the A. !'. ot I. union as the bar
gaining agency, since it was shown
tluit lliel'e uimi :tO , .in nliiv iev menu
j,r inn I 'ri
hers were claimed by Ihe C'.I.O.
I 'I'he si ipu lat ii hi fa 1 1 ,es four
I points: lirr.t . naming the A. !'. of L.
I union as the barnanim.; agency,
j Second, that nc'iil nil inns vull bo
I begun upon a laiiiiael comerniiig
hours of work, wares and other
conditions of employment within
(Coin iiuieil on i'ago Five!
Young Democrats Of
District To Meet
Guilty of Contempt
M llioughton, candidate for
the United States Senate called for j
parly unify, and praised the work j
of Hay wood men, as he made his ;
first court house "address of the J The Young Democratic Clubs of
campaign here Saturday afternoon, j n,,. 12th District vmII hold a dis
His address was broadcast over Uriel organizational rally in Way
U'HCC. , nesville on April 24 with the Hay-
Mr Hroughton paid tribute to wod county club acting as hosts,
the accomplishments in their re-1 a large representation is expected
spective work of Charles Ray as be present Ironi the 10 western
chairman of the Park Commission; counties comprising the 12th dis
Judge Felix Alley, now retired; ! t rit-t .
Howard Clapp, in charge of the I Registration will begin at 1:30
counties, swinging from Asheville State Test Farm; Jonathan Woody 1 at the Haywood county courthouse
to Murpsy and back to Brevard as n n.uiKer ano civic icaoei; .; ana the nusmess session win negin
during the day Reeves Noland as a member of the at 3:30 in the court room Robert
After pulling his trailer head- i board 1,1 agriculture ana now ik. Williams. Jr.. ot Asnevnie. lzm
meinlHT 01 1 tie nignway commis- i district ciiairnian, win oe in cnarge
sion; Jack Messer for his leader- 1 of the business meeting and re
ship in school work. W. J. Damtofl 1 ports will be given by the various
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JOHN 1.. I.KWIS will "oe sentenced
today by Federal Judge T. Alan
Gpldsborough, who yesterday found
ihe United Mine Workers and
their chief guilty of both civil and
criminal contempt of court. The
trial ended last Thursday and grew
out of the coal workers ignoring a
court order requiring them to end
the mine stoppage that began
March 15. Many of the miners have
yet to return to work, awaitim;
Judge Goldsboroughs decision.
quarters, with loud speakers an
nouncing his arrival, on the court
house sidewalk, Mr. Albright, his
(Continued on Page Four!
"r 1'ifiAii" 1
CPL. JOSEPH CARROLL HAW
KINS. U.S.M.C., killed in action
during World War II, is being re
turned this week for final burial.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
P. Hawkins of Clyde. The funeral
will be held Thursday at the Clyde
(Story on page eight)
I More than 2.900 motor vehicles
have undergone inspection during
the operation of the mechanical
inspection lane in Haywood county,
it was reported last week as offi
cials of the State Motor Vehicle
department, moved to another sec
tion. The report shows that 2,918 of
the 5.891 vehicles registered in
Haywood county, this year, were
presented for inspection while the
lane was open in the county. The
first inspection was held in Waynes
ville and the second was completed
in Canton, each lasting two weeks.
Figures compiled for both in
spctions. show that 1,050 vehicles
were approved on the initial exam
ination and 825 approved after cor
rections had been made and re
turned for re-examination.
Defective headlights topped the
list for rejections at 310. Brake
equalization came second with 145
rejected; stop lights, 103; exhaust
system 100: and other minor de
fects ranging from 1 to 78 in num
ber, amounting to a total of 1,223
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Barden,
of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have
arrived to spend several months at
their home on the Country Club
Play To Be Given
"Spring Fever," a comedy in
three acts, will be presented as the
senior play by the graduating class
of Crabtree-Iron Duff high school
! at 8 o'clock Thursday evening in
the school auditorium.
Members of the cast are as fol
lows: J. M. Crawford as Jackie
Howard, John Welch as Price How
ard, Carroll Best as Ray Butler,
Russell McCracken as Mr. Knight,
Blanche Sanford as Peggy, Paul
ine Bishop as Bertha, Audrey San
ford as Eula Barnes, Naomi Massie
as Donna. Edith Chambers as
Spring Billington, and Mary Clark
Admission will be 20 and 40
Chamber Of Commerce
Directors To Meet
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meat
tonight at 7:30, it was announced
yesterday by Wayne Corpening,
president of the organization.
Each committee will be called
upon to make a report.
Candidates Attend Ramp Convention
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E. P. Martin
Dies At Home
Citizen Here Passed
Klisha Pinkney Martin, lielovpd
citizen of Waynesville. passed awav
at his home early Thursday night
after a short illness.
Funeral services were conducted
Saturday afternoon at the Firt
Methodist church with the Kcv.
Russell L. Young, pastor, officiat
ing. Interment was in Green Hill
(Continued on Page Light
Trade Event Is
By J. C. Jennings
The "Value Demonstration Day;."
staged by merchants here 11
week was a success. J. (' Jen
nings, general chairman of :-pei8l
events lor the Merchants Associ
ation said yesterday.
'Ihe public took advantage of
the many special offerings of the
merchants last week. Mr. .leiimng.
said. The committee has worked
out a number of special events of
community-wide interest lor the
Candidates for state offices turned out in a large number at the Ramp Convention at the edge of j
the Park Sunday. Shown here, from left to right, Mayne Albright, candidate for governor: Dan Tomp
kins, candidate for lieutenant governor: J. M. Broughton, candidate for V. S. Senate; Thad D. Bryson.
Jr., solicitor of this district, who is up for re-election without opposition; Sebe Bryson- president of the
Ramp Convention, and tax collector for Haywood; L. Y. Ballentine, now lieutenant governor, and candi
date for commissioner of agriculture, and holding the new summer hat is Thad Eure. N. C. secretary
of state, seeking re-election. Mr. Eure' was the speaker of the occasion. Shown in front of Mr. Albright
is one of the many baskets used in gathering the ramps. This is a Mountaineer photograph by Ingram's 1
Studio. ..... . . .
Injured - - 13
(This lnf ortmatfon Com
piled From Eecords ot
Suit Highway Patrol)