"AMDAr.I) ITG CO
Coirf2;3-:33 S First Si
htfs rain made a small
.?orone WaynesviUe dime
mm caugni wiuu .-.-.
sudden shower, stepped
V. to wait for It to let
L .nondini a few moments
i miahly with one of the
I. h was attractive), he
at a counter, frown-
ited to a basin stopper, and
I wed one of these, come to
V it," He gave the lady 15
L walked to the door and
out into int sun,
s still raining.
h. wandered around the
I gain, decided he needed
hbrush, bought one, ana
Won raining for about 20
. '.I- 1
M on wanaenng aruuuu
fc for about 20 minutes, and
ing little items ne neeaea.
the rain finally stopped,
toodby, as though to an
line his pockets were the
Lsn, the sink stopper, a set
C pins, a comic book, a roll
h tape, a wasn rag,
bis little girl, and an egg
ssln amazement over the
number of volunteers who
en blood Tuesday to the
oss Blood Program here,
Wle Hollyfleld of Waynes.
Seed a Bed Cross worxer:
n will It be held here
Bloodmobile crimes here
Rher month," he replied, f
she said, ."I want to
ier now for the next time."
made her offer only 24
liter the Bloodmobile had
ynesville with a record
Is of blood.
Secretary turned with hpr-
er face as she pointed out
rt House window toward
over the distant mount-
solos to crash," she gasped
.news spread quickly,' and
i foWu'v.a in'ibU "fllcelh
Idinntes," watching the small
then plunge into a hill
they laughed and went
lie was hurt in the crash.
fcome boy lost a good Kite.
d Have Been,
time there's a conversation
Waynesville's great foot-
yers which is Just about
day, somewhere an area
usually develops about
this town produced two
s no question about Fred
fford and Bill Milner, both
p made it while playing for
jn tmierent periods. How'
he question revolves around
-hilllps, one of the greatest
line houth has ever seen
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park v
"How's your mother-in-law?-"Fair
65th YEAR NO. 11 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 6, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties 7
BILLY ROGERS, eighth grade
student, and winner of the UDC
annual declamation contest re
cently staged at high school for
7th and 8th grade boys. Billy's
subject: was "The New South",
H? is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
N tV, Rogers. Second place win
ner was David Felmet, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Felmet. (Phoo by
Ingram's Studio). V "
Many Others Expected
To Be In Race Before
Final Filing , Date
The February term of court
brought about Increased activity in
the approaching Democratic pri
mary. Many of the potential, as
well as definite candidates were in
evidence this morning in the halls
and offices of the court house.
The February term of court is
looked upon as the formal open
ing of the campaign in Haywood,
and 1950 political maneuvers were
up to all predictions.
Not all the men who were ask
ing about their chances for winning
will be candidates when the ballots
are printed. Some are 'feeling '
their way around, while others
have satisfied themselves with
"feelers" and are out In the open
There are many who are looking
over the field with longing eyes,
and saying nothing. That group
will probably be on the list of last
minute filers who often get into the
A survey made this morning
shows a large number of potential
candidates for some offices, While
there might be many other candi
dates who are not listed here, it
is because such information was
not available. By no means should
this survey be taken as final. It
merely covers those people most
often mentioned as possible candi
dates. Certainly there will be oth
ers than those listed here, and
many listed here will probably
never file. But then, that too, Is
part of pre-season political maneu
vers.';- ,; .'- -Vj : -'.
, '. Last Thursday , this .newspaper
. a m
To Polio Drive"
Haxelwoqd Elementary School so
Over ,3, 000 Names
Dm Beer Wine Petitions
Charles McCrary Is New
Of Grand Jury
their 1930 March of Dimes Drive.
Principal Lawrence Leatherwood
said this morning that the school
of 711 students so far hod sent
$700.03. ' .v..
He added that Mrs. Sam Knight's
efforts -alone had accounted for
nearly half this figure. A total
$300.80 came from her fifth grade.
Of this figure, the womanless
wedding held last Friday night be
fore . an overflow crowd in ; the
Hazelwood School auditorium ac
counted for $184.50.
Mr. Leatherwood said the "chool
is trying for at least $11 more be
fore the campaign ends. That
would make an. average contribu
tion of $1 for each of the students.
fice liolrfcrs, hence Hone jttt tuctn
are included In this survey, '
FOR STATE SENATE ': ,;T;
'WILLIAM MEDFORD repre
sented the district in the Legisla
ture of 1947, and said then, . he
would like to go back for another
term. He has not changed-his mind,
and will likely announce soon. He
did some groundwork while In
Raleigh recently, and looked long
ingly at the Capital building:. . ,
W. ROY FRANCIS often men
tioned as a possible candidate for
State Senate, would like to go back
again. He served in the Senate in
(See Candidates Paee 6)
FRED Y, CAMPBELL made
formal announcement today that
he is a candidate for the nomin
ation as sheriff of Haywood coun
ty, in tha Democratic Primary.
He is tha first to formally an
Fred Y. Campbell
As Sheriff Here
Fred Y. Campbell today formally
announced he is a candidate for
the nomination of sheriff in the
Mr, Campbell Is the first to make
a formal announcement for any
Mr. Campbell is a lifelong resi
dent of Haywood County, having
been born in the Maggie section on
July 20, 1911. He is the son of Mrs.
D. C. Campbell and the late
Crockett Campbell of Route 2. .
He was educated in the Hay
wood County Public schools and at
tended Western Carolina Teach
ers College at Cullowhee. In 1939
he married the former , Miss Ha
Green and since that time has' re
sided' in WaynesviUe ' and Hazel-
I f M i , i- lAiA - f Jl.
u. o. Aimy in it na was nis
charged with, the rank of Sergeant
in J inui r y 1946. Thlrtyne
months of this time were spent in
the European Theatre of Opera
tions. Prior to entering the ser
vice he ' was employed by the
Champion Paper and Fibre Co. of
Canton and after his discharge in
1946 he made an unsuccessful
campaign for the office of Sheriff
in the primary held that year.
Since that time he has been em-
(See Campbell Pase 5)
WaynesviUe Boy Making
Good By Applying Self
argue and are willina to
UP With cash that .Tank
pii-America when he was
for Georgia Tech. Some
mat he should have ' but
and likewise are willtnir to
L. 1L ! .... . - -
w meir beliefs with cash.
matter was settled for all
je tope, by an authority on
fnillips, A Mountaineer re-
OWtded the matter simnlv
lne about sn
Hana into the Eagle five-
m reply to the question,
ate Phillips. Japk, BiKtpr
led her regrets and said no,
Ft make All-America.
fiade All-Amerlpa hnnnp.HTo
P i In the 1933 season when
'ecn s star fuilbnrt n. wa.
bV the supreme authority I
: t me-the All-America
wnich was cnnslrfprorf tha
f of THE official AU-Ameri-iade
AU-Southern that year,
Kate explained that leg
sIoed him down from his
Pace of hl int. ..
S bij "?."" reason wny
f Sidelights paM 5)
Bill Davis is a lucky young
He is seeing Washington from the
"inside", having a good time at his
job, and attending the American
University after he gets off from
work. !--:'." - ' "
BUI is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Davis. He graduated from
That Time Again!
February ft-Fair -and
w;'uca Dy the staff of the
; Mln. RalnfaU
- 84' 55 , 03
"-yJ- 58 '32
WaynesviUe high in 1943, and in
January 1949 went to Washington
as an elevator operater in the
House building. After four months
of "up and downs', and meeting
a lot of prominent men, " he was
promoted to a supervisory capacity
in the folding room of the House
building. He keeps the time of the
75 employee; in the folding room.
During his spare time, he chases
up to the House or Senate and
hears discussions by the law-makers...
He gets off from work at four
o'clock, and then after an early
evening meal, sets off to the
American University, for four
hours of study. He is a freshman in
college, and his present plans are
to major in history and become a
I . When asked . about a political
career Bill jujst smiled, and said:
"There is so much uncertainty
about political jobs, I don't know.
I like history much better; think
I had better stick to that."
Bill finds politics Interesting,
and is a keen student of current
political affairli. He talks of pend
legislation just like a veteran
law-maker, and can name most of
, (See B1U Davis Paie 6)
The February term of criminal
court, with a few civil cases also
slated to be heard, convened this
morning with Judge Zeb V. Net
tles of Asheville presiding.
A large part of the morning ses
sion was taken up with selecting
the grand jury, and the charge of
Judge Nettles to the new group.
He also heard several divorce
cases before adjourning for the
noon recess. '
First week of court
Bartley McGaha, Cataloochee; C.
G. Medford, C. D. Ketner, and D.
A. Howell, Bll of WaynesviUe; C.
T. Noland, Crabtree; Albert Reeves,
WaynesviUe; Oliver Parton, White
Oak; Robert M, Medford, Jona
than; Sam Potts, WaynesviUe; H.
H. Price, WaynesviUe; Homer V.
Paul W. Ferguson, Fines Creek;
Jule Boyd, Jonathan; Cash Cald
well, Ivy Hill; Charles B. McCrary,
Fines Creek; Dick Moody, Jona
than; Thurman Evans, Ivy Hill; O.
C. James, vWaynesvllle; Clarence
C. HU1, Clyde;
Joe C Howell, WaynesviUe;
Ruf us Marcus, WaynesviUe; Harry
Hogan, Beaverdam; Joe Browning,
Beaverdam; Raymond Duckett,
Beaverdam; Will At Smathers,
WaynesviUe; Hugh, C. Best, Crab-
tree; Lloyd Clonti, Beaverdam;
J. M. Medford, Iron puff; Clin
ton C, Burnette,-East Fork; Clar
ence Muse,' -WaynesviUe;; Bryn
Heatlrlrlf; A'.iA? Frea'lf. No-"
land, Crabtree; Let Davis, Waynes.
vllle;..R. C. Ledbetter, Cecil;
Seth C, Wood, Beaverdam; Glenn
(Bill) Franklin, Beaverdam; H. P,
Clay, Waynesville; Corbltt Wright,
Pigeon; Girt wood Smathers, Beav
erdam; Duke O. Rusell, Clyde; W
W. Mitchell, ' Beaverdam; Tom
Wlngate Hannah of the Haywood
Young Democratic Club today an
nounced the scheduled meeting for
the Fines Creek precinct has been
postponed until February 18.
It originally was scheduled for
The session will be held nt the
Fines Creek School at the later
CIIAS. B. McCRARY has been
named foreman f the new Hay
wood county Grand Jury which
took the oath of office this morn
ing, as the ' February - term "of
court opened, V " :
Scout Drive To
Start Next Week
The annual Boy Scout adult
membership drive will get under
way here next week, according to
W. M. "Bill" Cobb, general mem
The Waynesville area has been
asked to raise $1,250 for the con
tinued support of the Boy . Scout
work. The Canton area has a quota
Mrs, David Hyatt has returned
from a visit to her mother, Mrs.
H. C. Dameron, in Warrenton.
Waynesville Area Polio
Drive Reaches $5,500
The Waynesville area's 1950
March of Dimes drive had reached
the $5,500 mark up to Saturday
This is still $2,000 short of the
area's quota, but officials express
ed optimism today that the area
would hit the goal during the days
remaining in the drive.
, Drive Director Felix Stovall
pointed out this morning that the
$5,500 figure does not include all
of the area's receipts from indust
ries. So far, he said, two local in
dustries have not yetj, reported thir
Still to look, forward to also are
the results of John Shelby's per
sonal business drive. He will give
all the receipts from Thursday's
business at his Central Cleaners
to the polio fund. i
Thursday he is calling "Polio
Day" at his firm. '
The drive got a startling $184.50
boost last Friday night when spec
tators jammed the Hazelwood
School auditorium to overflowing
to see' the "womanless wedding"
sponsored by Mrs. Sam Knight's
fifth grade class students.
The event proved so popular
that many spectators could not
get Into the auditorium.
The receipts from the "wed
ding," Incidentally, brought to
$700.03 the total contributed to
the Waynesville area drive, which
has been extended through Thurs
Meanwhile," the Dime Board was
operating in front of the Haywood
County Court House this miming
for the last time in the current
campaign. It had been reopened
last Friday and operated also Sat
urday in an effort to stimulate the
Day - When?
When will Waynesville ret a
dial telephone system?
Not In 1950, and maybe not
in 1951, Is the, off-hand opinion
of J, Loveli Smith, district man
arer of Southern Bell.
"While I Would not venture
as to state a date for the change
over, I am convinced that before
too long, Waynesville will have
dial. The plan Is being followed
all over the system, and . the
needs filled just as rapidly as
possible, Since so many things
enter Into that picture, it is im
possible for anyone to make
much more of a definite state
ment than this community is des
tined to have a dial system be
fore too many years."
Charles B. 'McCrary was named
foreman of the Haywood Grand
Jury by Judge Zeb V. Nettles here
this morning. The 18 members of
the jury were drawn soon after
court convened. , ,
Judge Nettles, speaking . very
deliberate, gave a 35-mlnute charge
to the jury, covering the technical
angles of their duties, obligations,
and responsibilities. He told the
jurors that in a large measure, the
peace, good order and morality of
the county depends on the manner
in which they perform their
When Judge Nettles reached
the part in his charge covering the
duty of the jury to inspect public
Schools, and school buses, he dl
verted to point out that he did not
think 16-year-old students or even
18-year-old students, should . be
allowed to drive school buses,
especially Here In the mountain
areas. "I, grant, some, of them are
better drivers than older persons,
but In the time of emergencies,
their judgement is not Always as
good. It is the opinion of this
court that older persons should be
He concluded for stressing the
fact that "the grand jury holds
the key to the enforcement of
criminal laws In the country
Those who were sworn in as
members of the. grand jury in
clude; i v'--;r.
MrcCj:8iy.Joreman, Q. C.
James,' Hugh Boyd, Clarence C
Hill, Seth Wood, H. P. Clay,-Clint
C. Burnette, ;W. W, Mitchell,
Bryan "Heatherjy, Joa . Browning,
Glenn Franklin, Raymond Ducke't.
Homer V. Cagle, Will Smathers,
H. H. Price, Sam Potts, Cash Cald
well, and Sherwood Smathers. ,.
Group Only Needed
About 1,500 To Pre
sent To Board Calling
The Haywood Ministerial Associ
ation in session at noon today, re
ported "twice as many names on
the beer-wine petitions" as needed.
The Association is sponsoring the
petitions calling for an election to
abolish tha sale of wine and beer
The petitions were distributed a
week ago, and when the ministers
met today at noon, they found moro
than 3,000 names on the petitions.
Slightly more than 1,500 are need
ed to formally request an election.
The Civic and Morals Committee
headed by Rev. M. R. Williamson,
are to check each petition. There
are more petitions yet to be turned
over to the committee, It was
No date has been set for formal
ly presenting the petitions to the?
Haywood Board of Elections.
' The Association was still in se
slon as The Mountaineer went to
Tea To Be Held
At The Library
A silver tea marking the .sixth
anniversary of the county-wide
library service in Haywood Coun
ty, will be held at the Library
here Thursday afternoon, from
three to five o'clock.
The tea is an annual event spon
sored by the Waynesville Woman's
Club and the public is invited.
Donations this year will be used
for the purchase of children's
books. . .
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick is serv
ing as general chairman for the
event and is being assisted - by
committees from the sponsoring
club. - . -
W. G. BYERS IS HERE
W. G. Byers, chairman of the
Haywood Democratic Executive
Committee, arrived today from
Washington, to begin plans for the
meeting of precinct chairmen at 10
next Saturday morning at the court
Mr.- Byers is sergeant at arms of
Mountaineer Reporter, Almost Goes To Sleep As He Finds
BLOOD VERY RESTFUL
Aliens Creek Man
Injured When Hit
By Car Sunday
Buddy Rogers of Aliens Creek
is under treatment today at Moore
General Hospital near Swannanoa
for a broken leg and other injuries
suffered in a traffic accident early
, Investigating officers reported
that Rogers was hit by a car driven
by William Cagle of Sylva. Cagle
was driving west when the acci
dent occurred on the main high
way near the Aliens Creek road
Officers quoted Cagle is saying
he failed to see the pedestrian in
time to avoid hitting him. -
Work Is Pushed 3
On New Register
Books By Board i
The gigantic task of transcrib
ing all register books for each
precinct into one book Is nearing
the half-way mark according to
Jerry Rogers, chairman of the
County Board of elections. ... y
All registered voters . of eacb
precinct will hereafter be listed in"
alphabetical order in one boot
Up until now, there has been sever
al books, which created a compli
cated system. r' "
Beside each name is the politi
cal affiliation, and age, as of the
date the new book is completed.
The work is requiring a lot of
checking; In that a lot of names of
persons who have died or moved,
have to be taken off the books.
Reno Buys Pure Oil
Station On Main St.
V. L. Reno has bought the Pure
Oil station, next to The Mountain
eer. He owned the station from
1946 to 1948. He bought the busi
ness from G. F. Timbes and Finnie
Timbes. who have operated the
place since last June. J,
Mr. Reno assumed ownership
Boosters Club Will
Meet Thursday Night
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
will meet at the Hazelwood Pres
byterian church, for the regular
monthly supper meeting Thurs
day night at seven o'clock.
Rudolph Carswell is president,
and S. H. Lane is secretary.
Dies In Accident
the skyline is ' dotted these
windy days with varied colored
kites, of all sizes and shapes.
The -warm balmy days , have
brought out young kitera ahead
of the usual March season. (P. S.
boys, be careful of electric
from them, they are dangerous.)
By BILL LINDAU
(Mountaineer Staff Writer) -
I gave a pint of blood last Tues
day.." , I'm expeted to survive.
Fortyfive volunteers had been
to the basement of the Presbyter
ian Church before me before I
finally found the courage to get
down there to see about it.
It was my first trip to give some
thing to this Bloodmobile," which
had been here four times before,
and perhaps there was ' "some
foundation to my reluctancs. ;
After all, this reluctance was
based on ARMY experiences tot
the business of giving anything to
a blood bank, but just the trouble
the military took to get a wee
sample of my corpusles.
' I had visions of the time when
the medical officers threw a ham'
merlock on me and flipped me Army way, after all.
peatly overhis"Eead and onto a
"Just want to get a drop or two,"
he murmured calmly as he plunged
the blunt end of a length of three
inch pipe into my neck. .
"Better let it run a while till it
gets warm " he added thought
fully, v ' : O ;;::.;":7,
The Army was always very care
ful about those things. There's the
right way, the wrong way, and the
'. But "the people in the Blood l?ro-
gram do things considerably dif
ferent. Before entering th door. I grit
ted my teeth, squared my should
ers, lifted both chins Into the air
firmly, and assured myself that
after all the thing would be' all
over in a few minutes, that after
all a few minutes was just a drop
in the bucket of eternity less, in
(See Reporter Page 6)
Ben Green, of Seattle, Washing
ton, son of Herman Green and
the late Mrs. Mollie McCracken
Green, of the Fines Creek sec
tion, was accidentally asphyxiat
ed while asleep in his hotel
room in Seattle on January 20.
Funeral services were held at the
Nevertheless" I felt f s JhoughJ Methodist Church here on Sun-
day, January 28. -
9 PINCHED HERE
As far as the "crime wave" wag
concerned, Waynesville officers
never had it so good.
They made only eight arrests
over the weekend two drunk driv
ers, one reckless driver, and five
A JOINT RETURN is cheaper
for most married couples. You
can file One even if you were
married on the last day of 1949.
Both must sign it.
Killed . ... .2
(This information com
piled from Records of
ftate H'f hwnypstroD