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Id For Cowboys
t au cowboys, calling all
Saturday night, the police
th- role of cowboys,
tMW out of traffic.
Una! bad broken loose,
iaered into town. She was
k i Jong cun". " -
L to traffic, and dangerous
Police Arrest 3 For
nlmal rescued, no
if Life In
t. in V
may be old in years. But
II got the energy or a
,rnd the appetite of
is combination of youthful
on supported by the wls-
the elder make him sUll a
lugh customer ior raw,
id other cats who might
who lives with Mr. ana
j, Fancher, is better than
oldThat's equal to more
years in a human. His
Is unknown, but, to use
dignified term, he's a
Id white American short
er, he didn't go on his
lomobile ride until 'Novem
1 when the Fanchers took
ra their Lynbrook, Long
N. Y. home to waynesvnie
first hour, they said, he
almost continuously. But
iat he just shrugged his
, decided there wasn t
he could do about It, and
pt most of the way.;
the Fanchers cant Keep
of the car when they start
usini the discretion that
kith the years, doesn't go
looking for fights. But he
dodge any either when
lions fail to reach an ami
ttlement of an issue. And
he's acquired only one
show for his experience
s own species. That one
kout from being bitten In
by another cat
Very judicious regarding
ks. and hunts and destroys
Jural enemy wherever ' he
found around the house or
Mediate neighborhood. Just
thrlstmas he was wounded
line of Jduty when a large
him behind' afc ear. But
penecillin fixed him op.
experience, however, did
to dampen his ardor In his
of the enemy. Shrugging
wound after a brief period
lalescence, he went right
work, prowling the likely
and recesses where a rat
Be might be seeking refuge
will become attentive in
iy wnen he hears a car
up the driveway. Some-
f e'll relax again and go
is business. Other times he
f to the front door. When
that, you know either Mr.
Fancher or both have
it someone to let him into
use himself, he doesn'
and whine at the door Tike
!at. He hauls off and
n it until he Bets some
p. Or he'll come down the
P Pound on a window.
finer startling to hear on
ia stormy nights. There's
Is on the door. You get up
Ji ' and there's tinhnHw
, - . --"""-j
f 1 a oig and white cat star
pu solemnly, it's one of
ungs that adds ntn
I the humdrum routine of
S man Pushes tnwnrH tho
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Seeks Re -Election
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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entranpe Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
These pictures don't da
"Lady, 70a don't want
Justice. You want mercy."
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MONDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 13, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
BRYAN MEDFORD today form-
ally announced he would seek
the Democratic nomination and
re-election as Register of Deeds
of Haywood County.
Bryan Mediord Is
As Register Deeds
Bryan Medford is - the second
office-holder to formally announce
he is seeking re-election to the of
f ice he now holds. Mr. Medford is
register of deeds. , -
Always active in political affairs
he polled the largest Vote of any
candidate on the county ticket in
the 1946 race.
Prior to becoming register of
deeds he was assistant tax collect,
or He is a successful farmer and
The arrests of three men in the
last seven days apparently has
solved the case of the series of
four break-ins and attempted
break-ins in the Waynesville area
This morning the Waynesville
Police Department reported a
Negro arrested last weekend ad
mitted breaking Into two places
and attempting to break into a
Earlier., officers had. caught
red-handed two white men In the
act of stealing candy and cigarettes
from a West Waynesville pool
Both were placed under $1,000
bond each and bound over to the
July term of Haywood Superior
Court after probable 'cause was
found at a magistrate's hearing.
The Negro is scheduled for
preliminary hearing this afternoon.
The police Department said the
loot from the other business places
A man's watch from the Western
Union office; an undetermined a
mount of merchandise from West
An ofifcer quoted the Negro as
saying he tried breaking into
Smith's Drug Store, but He was
frightened off when he heard an
employee walking around Inside.
Otherwise ( also, the police had
a pretty busy weekend,
Two persons were arrested for
shoplifting, four for drunkenesS
and affray, one for drunk driving,
and one for reckless driving.
That brought to 55 the total
number of arrests In town since
February 1. During all of January,
no more than 50 were arrested.
Is A Candidate
History By Woody
Jonathan Woody turned back the
pages of history for Rotarians here
He traced some of the pioneer
families of about 1800 to' their
settling of Cataloochee township,
in the nothern part of the county.
Using several sources of authen
tic data, he presented the develop
ment of the county, and the growth
of Cataloochee until the .area be
came part 01 the ureat bmoky
Mountains National Park, and the
people of that section moved away.
He climaxed his talk by using
extracts from a recently published
book by Dr. Robert H. Woody,
professor of history at Duke Uni
versity, and a native of Cataloo
For War Service
William Henry Le, f Waynes
recently was awarded an addition'
al Navy Cross and advanced on the
retired list from commander to
the rank of captain for anti-sub
marine service in World War I.
The Navy Cross, second only to
the Congressional Medal of Hon
or in combat awards, was present
ed Capt. Lee "for exceptional and
meritorious service as commanding
officer Of the U. S. S, Porter dur
ing operations in submarine-infest
ed waters against the enemy .
(See Navy -Page 6)
Haywood County law enforce
ment officers shortly after noon last
Friday swooped, down on a moon
shine factory, tolng full blast be
tween Big Bend and Big Creek.
They missed by a hair capturing
three men. But they got everything
The still, a 500-gallon beauty,
was taken only 100 yards from the
place where Haywood officers last
January 13 grabbed the 600-gallon
liquor factory which was the larg
est ever found In the county.
The officers Sheriff's Deputies
Max Cochran and John Kerlcy,
State Highway Patrol Corp. John
L, Carpenter, Waynesville Police
Chief Orville Noland, and Waynes
ville Policeman Arthur Paul Evans
1,200 gallons of beer, 50 gallons
of whiskey, two huge galvanized
wash tubs of raw alcohol, a 1940
model Ford coupe, and the moon
They had dinner on the house.
One deputy said this latest take
was onerated bv thi same men
who owned the record 600-gallon
job.. : :
He also expressed the opinion
that they were "refugees from
Tennessee". " .
He explained that the federal of
ficers, were making It so hot for
the Illicit liquor manufacturers on
the other side of the line some of
them apparently had been driven
into western Haywood.
The lookout for the still was
asleep In a hollow tree beside the
(See Still Page 6)
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CHARLES C. FRANCIS this
morning announced he was a
candidate for the office of chair
man of the board of Commission
ers. Mr. Francis is a farmer of
the Ratcliff e Cove section, and
was former register of deeds of
Charles C. Francis
Is Candidate For
Chairman of Board
Charles C." Francis, well known
Ratcliffc Cove farmer, church
Motor Vehicles In
Haywood county Is slightly
short 8,000 registered motor ve
hicles, according to the official
statement of the North Carolina
Motor Bureau. The exact figure,
according to the department's
records. Is 7.963.
There are Just a little more
than a million, now registered In
Red Cross Official
Club1 Blood Work
The Waynesville Lions Club last
week drew the official praise of the
American Red Cross Asheville Re
gional Blood Center for their ef
forts in connection with last
month's highly successful blood
The Club sponsored the January
worker, and community leader. 31 vlglt o the Red Crosg Blood,
mis morning announced nc was a
candidate for the nomination as
chairman of the Board of Com
Mr. Francis was register of deeds
here for six years, from 1936 to
1942. While serving in that capa
city he was secretary to the board
(See C. C. Francis Page 6)
County Buildings Given
Okay By Grand Jury Study
The Haywood county grand jury
today gave the county's institutions
and property a generally clean bill
of health, though recommended re
pairs and improvements to several
The jury report, signed by Fore
man Charles B. McCrary, was sub
mitted to Judge Zeb V. Nettles
in Haywood Superior Court.
Among other points, the Jury
found Maggie School to be over
crowded and recommended that it
be enlarged "if it is not on the
building program for the school
year of 1950-51."
Bethel High School also was
found to be overcrowded but in
The jury recommended that the
road running between the buildings
there be closed for the safety of
Waynesville Township II 1 g h
School was reported in good con
dition, but the jury noted that the
lighting and wiring in the gym
nasium is in need of repair.
The jury described Canton High
Haywood County Goes Over
Quota In Annual Polio Drive
MRS. WARD AT MISSION
Mrs. Hailett Ward is a patient
at Mission Hospital, Asheville,
where she. underwent an operation
last Thursday. '
Haywood county went over
the top In its " overtime" 1950
March of Dimes campaign.
Waynesville area Drive Director
Felix Stovall reported this morning
that the campaign account here
showed $8,097.60, .
He added, however, that with
other sources still to feud in re
turns, the total donations in this
area should reach about $8,200 in
0 Methodist Leaders
iting Book At Lake
timer T ruv
"Hook .Methodist monthly,
now at his home
Junaluska. H Bn
y Mrs. Dark, Mrs. Mabel
one of ht
f7 Ivan Lee Holt, presl-
tth lCouncil of Bishops of
lark and Bishop Holt will
fie in writ na a knni .11
thodist churches of 'the
d Presi .f
1 uivnritr ..
f recoil a I "e wmpera
fte fftlb3: thV staff of
48 , .07
world. The volume will be present
ed at the ecumenical Methodist
conference to be held at Oxford,
England, the summer of 1951.
Dr. Clark and Bishop Holt are
also the executive secretary - and
chairmanrespectively, of a direct
Ing committee working wun ine
A. N. Marquis Company of Chi
cago in the preparation of a Who's
Who In Methodism. The volume,
which is sponsored by the historical
societies of America, as well as
International Methodism, " will list
more than 50,000 ministers and
laymen in positions of church lead
ership. ; .
Power To Be Off
4 Hours Sunday
Plans now are to have a power
cut-off from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday,
as linemen switch the 22,000
volt lines of Carolina Power &
Light Company over the new
The cut-off will affect . Lake
Junaluska, REA, Waynesville,
Hazelwpod and Balsam, accord
lnr to Harry Burleson, local
manager of the power company.
the final count.
Last week-end, Dayton Rubber
Company employees added more
than $1,000 to the fund.
At the same time little Mt
Sterling school turned in $39.52.
The Aliens Creek Community
Development Program contributed
$20 the residents of that area had
contributed, and more was still to
come from the same source.
The folks of the Cove Creek
community and the Cove Creek
Church added $25.81 to the kitty
And John Shelbyy, owner of
Central Cleaners, gave the fund
the $36.60 he had taken in in
business receipts all day last Thurs.
day, That day he had designated
as Polio Day at his place.
On Friday night, the Hazelwood
(See Polio Drive Page 6)
South Ward And Fines
Greek Precincts Divided
Seeks House Post
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mobile when 123 volunteers ap
peared at the donor room at the
Waynesville Presbyterian Church
In all, 101 pints of blood were do
nated that day by Waynesville area
people. - . , ',.
This was the first time a Western
North Carolina community had glv
en as much as 100 pints.
The letter, written by Homer
Kidd, director of the Blood Center,
reads as follows:.-,'; . ... ,
Waynesville, N. C. '
Gentlemen: , . ', ..,
The staff of the Regional Blood
Ccntef wishes' to express to you our
sincere appreciation for an out
standing job done in preparation
and assistance in execution of the
Bloodtnoblle visit to Waynesville on
This was the most successful vis
it that the Mobile Unit has had
since the inauguration of the blood-
program April 23th in fact, It was
not only the most successful Mobile
visit but we drew more blood on
this day than any other for the
Mobile Unit or In the Center since
the program started. While the
blood program in Western North
Carolina is sponsored by the Red
Cross, yet it is essentially a com
munity program. The blood donat
ed by different communities in
Western North Carolina is drawn
and processed by the American
Red Cross and then turned over to
the hospitals in this area for the
use of patients needing it. It can
(See Red Cross Pate 6)
ORAL L. YATES, well known po
litical, farm and civic leader, this
morning formally announced he
was a candidate for the nomina
tion as candidate for the House
Oral L. Yates Is
Candidate for H. of
New Building Slated For Calvary Baptist Canton
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The Waynesville Merchants As
sociation will meet at 7:30 p.m. to
day in the little court room of the
Haywood County Court House to
discuss store closing hours for the
spring and summer, Association
President BUI Cobb announced this
Oral L. Yates, Iron Duff farmer,
and civic leader, this morning for
mally announced he was a candl
date, for the nomination as House
of Representative in the Democrat
ic .primary, ,a v a - .v
Mr. Tfates, long active In politics,
Is a member of the State Demo
cratic Executive Committee, and
In 1935 served as assistant sergeant
at arms in the State Senhte.
Last month he was elected presi
dent of the Haywood Farm Bureau,
and Is at present Red Cross Roll
Call chairman. He is ail active
member of the Davis Chapel Meth
odist church, and was president of .
the Crabtree-Iron Duff Parent
Teachers Association for three
years. He is now vlce-presldei.t
of the Iron Duff Community De
For four years he worked with
the State Department of Agricul
ture, and last winter headed the
campaign in Western North Caro
lina In collecting books and maga
zines to send to war-torn Europe.
As an active member of . the
Young Democratic Club of the
county, he has held several offices.
This morning he said in connec
tion with his announcement: "To
the office, I pledge myself to give
fair, full and frank consideration
to all proposed legislation In its
relation to the total Interest of
Haywood county, this district and
The Haywood County Board of
Elections In a busy session Satur-.
day morning voted to authorize the
checking of the petitions for a.
county-wide election on hee- and
wine sales and decided to estab
lish two new voting precincts.
Board Chairman Jerry Rogers
presented the beer-wine petition
for action. It had been filed by
officials of the Haywood County -Ministerial
The board members in the other
action voted to create the two new
precincts by splitting the present
Waynesville South Ward and the
Fines Creek section. .
The new precinct from the South
Ward Includes Aliens Creek, Sau
nook, Ninevah, Plott Creek and!
Its name will be designated in
meeting of the board on Febru
ary 22 when the election officials
also will establish official lines for..
the new voting areas.
The new division in the Fines.
Creek section will be known as the
Panthers Creek precinct.
The creation of these two new..
precincts brings the total in the
county to 24. "
Mr. Rogers explained after tho
meeting that the board's action"
was based on the fact that the,:
growth and development of the
population In both the Soutn Ward
and Fines Creek had made the od
political subdivisions to unwieldy
to handle efficiently. "'
He laid the action on the Fines
Creek division was taken fo' low
ing the filing of a petition by a
group of citizens In that area.
Grover C. Davis
Will Not Run For
House Post Again
Grover C. Davis will not seek
re-election as a member of the
General Assembly. This decision
waf reached this week-end by Mr.
Davis, who represented Haywood
in the 1940 House.
Mr, Davis has been consistently
mentioned as a candidate for the
House, or probably running for
solicitor. As to the possibility of
running for solicitor, he would
make no comment. v . ,.
He pointed out that' he would
like to go back to the 1951 Gener
al Assembly, but the position
would mean a personal and finan
cial sacrifice, since his law office
would J have to be closed' four
months, and the salary would not
even cover expenses while in
Mr. Davis statement cleared the
field for the several candidates
who are giving serious thought to
announcing for the office.
White To Manage Cherokee
Drama; Sink The Publicity
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This Is the architect's sketch of the proposed new church and educational building of the Calvary
Baptist church in Canton. Work is slated to begin early this spring", according to Rev. Ben L. Ray,
pastor. Estimates are that the church will cost about $125,000. The educational plant will be built
later. The pew plant will be on a lot across the street from the present church. The congregation re
cently completed a $23,000 parsonage, The church auditorium will seat about 600, and the educational
plant will accommodate 900, according'to the specifications as prepared by Bracket & Bracket, archi
tects, of Asheville. The building committee of the church is composed of Fred Fore, chairman, A.' L.
Sutton, Oscar Stanley, and Nute Cole. ...........
John M. Queen Heard
By Bethel Democrats
John M. Queen addressed
group of Young Democrats
Bethel Saturday night, as part of
the campaign now underway in the
county as sponsored by the Yeuhg
Democrats of Haywood.
Mr. Queen emphasized the ne
cessity of getting out a large vote
In the next election. The speaker
was introduced by J. W. Reed, Jr.
Carol E, White was named gen
eral manager. E. Carl Sink pub
licity director, and final organisa
tional plans werei made here lor
the July 1 opening of "Unto These
Hills, a Drama of the Cherokees,"
at nearby Cherokee Village.
'The appointments were announc
ed by Harry E. Buchanan, Presi
dent of Cherokee Historical Asso
ciation, sponsors, to a joint meet
ing of cb-sponsoring Western North
Carolina Associated' Communities
and WNC Tourist Association.
Sink will open publicity service
offices In the American Legion
Seeking More Business For Tourist Place
Hembree Builds A Fish
Pond For Farm Guests
A long time ago W. H. Hembree,
of Aliens Creek, heard the story of
the man who built a better mouse
trap, and the world made a path to
his door. "' ' . ' .v
Mr. Hembree knew the wisdom
of the story, but figured who want
ed mouse traps anymore. Instead,
it seemed that almost everyone
wanted fish.. So he built a fish
pond. .;. . ' ... ". .: .:,.-...:s.:'..:.i.-y'
Anl all Indications are that the
world will soon begin making a
path to his door, and the banks of
his fishing pond-
All this began about three years
ago. Mr. Hembree built an acre
pond, 14-feet deep, with a stream
of pure clear water running into
his pond. On the hill nearby, he
opened the Valley View Farm, an
ideal place for tourists.
He planted about 650 large
mouth bass in the pond three years
ago, and now they are 12 to 14
For food for the bass, he sent
$125 to Missouri and got five pairs
of Jambo frogs. These ten frogs
(See Fish Fond Page )
building t Cherokee April 1, oper
ating from his Charlotte onice uniu
that time. White, presently man
ager of Carolina Theatre at Ash-
boro, will move into Sylva May I.
Known in theatrical parlance a3
an "opening man specializing in
organizing new territory and re
juvenating old properties, White,
has had various experience a 13
years In theatres in the Carolinas."
Born In Spartanburg, he opened
the first drtve-ln ' theatre in his
home state, at Columbia. Most of
his career has been spent in Hen-
(See Cherokee Drama rage
Injured .... 8
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).