The bachelor's a cajey fry.
An I lis a lot of fan;
Be sizes til the cullies up
And never BIrs, one.
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Uer Form of
urn. xiuiu isu. H 15 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 16, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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ISJuh the candidate?"
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0ne' ..... v.. Tint
thinking bout. Oux
just wants me to leu
. mm' in tne enure,
C in increase in salary.
seen shak- uovernpr lo Upen bealed Decision As
1 I . B
e Made Marcl
By Gov. Scott
MS dim ow -,, -
log, whichever the customer
Bound To Happen
dwindling coal piles some-
had to nna a way v
a,si into a pracucai
j An I
'it has oee uu"v
Iht here. ... , . .. Who is the winner of the $1,000 in cash prizes of the
1 under pres- Community Development progress contest?
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165 000 pounas, anu u auawei iu uiai aii-unpui mm question Will De given
solid log. reaay w vuc by Governor W. Kerr Scott, here on Saturday, March 4th.
w sm. v.ni. This mornine R. C. Francis, eeneral rmintv rrinlrmfln on.
tQ tne Ocaicia na- 7 o f o ...v...,
ie fuel it has a 101 oi nounced that uovernor bcott would be here the 4th, at the
a ..u. ti inn inn I . - i
kes, ana "e"s court nouse, and open the sealed report of the judges.
Much interest has been manifest
ed in the outcome of the contest,
which was staged throughout last
year by 21 Haywood communities.
The report of the judges was put
into a sealed envelope and put In
the vault of the banX several weeks
ago. Governor Scott will open
the envelope, and. re veal the win
ners of the first three places.
The first place winner will re
ceive $500 In cash..
The second place prize is $300,
and third place is $200.
Accompanying Governor Scott
here will be L. Dale Thrash, high
way commisisoner for this district,
and Chairman Jordan, of the high
Heads Tourist Unit
g Man Through
lf SUVA UD her argument
king her husband with "not
nterested in numan inv
ito' not that, dear," he pro-
1 Just haven t seen any.
!y A Safety
kier day, The Mountaineer
ilup ribbon from the Mate
inent of Labor for not hav-
accldents causing any iosi
trine 1949. 'X.
d by State Labor commis-
Jorrcst Shuford, U was in
another certificate, which
luntaineer had won for hav
same sort of record in 1948.
hangs on the 1948 certlfl
the Mountaineer office
the man who put itiherefc
i mashed thumb, t
las Injured while taking the
certificate out 6f Its frame
he could attach th .new
bbon to it.
injury, however, was fle
as "not serious." '
est time was reported. '
han't comments on the. mat
ire inaudible, as they, were
rd under his breath.
v 1 i
g Born Here ,
Grade School boys and girls
lei Elementary perhaps are-
Img anything in their - art
resembling Da Vinci, Degas,
pton, perhaps. But they're
a lot more fun.
other day Neal Kelly of
s sixth grade turned An a
iy drawn picture that
and students are still
JULE NOLAND has formally an
nounced he is a candidate for
Register of -Deeds. This is his
first -time to seek office, and is
managed of ih Farmers Federa-
X1UU. IXBOU 143 AIlKtaillB ciuuiv.t
lule Nolarid Is
Register Of Deeds
Jule Poland, manager of the
Farmers Federation store here
since 1939, announced today ' he
was a candidate for Register', of
Mr, Noland's entry Into the race
did not come as a surprise, as he
has been frequtnely mentioned as
being a candidate.
Mr. Noland has been in the re
tail business since his graduation
from high Bchool, except for three
years spent in the Army. Prior to
being named manager of the Feder.
ation in 1939, he was co-owner of
(See Noland Page 8)
liows a typical skv-seraner
Sketball player standing with
n Ittalrlnrt ...... 1 J.-l.
p. one opponent, of normal , I ameS
- v ouub liClU KUBl. DUl 1 mm m mm
Joking very irked because rleadS htQie
' nas bounced off the tall
eaa and out of bounds!
"e side one of the shooter's
' is complairJng to the
College Ag Club
The mixed February civil and
criminal term of Haywood Supe
rior Court ended -early Monday af
ter Judge Zeb V.' Nettles of Asrfe-
ville granted : two divorces .and
heard a few other routine civil
matters. M ".."i if- - r?f
The HQ-week session was iaark-
ed by quick action on relatively
light criminal docket. Before court
convened February 9, county magis
trates had turned in only about 30
new warrants for action.'
Many cases were disposed of
quickly without the necessity for
jury trial. Sevteral others .were
postponed, nol prossed, or
continued to the July term.
Band To Give
i i mm il ir L'....ij
E Teftsioii lo wer lines Ie
1 Ready To Inergizea.
Switch Scheduled To Be
Thrown Sunday Afternoon
C. J. Oeece Hon President
CARL HENRY, president of the
Haywood County Tourist Asso
ciation, assumed office this
month, and the members adopted
a plan for expanding activities
to bring in more tourist business
Into the area. George Kimball Is
vice president of the group.
Korth Carolina Secretary of
State Thad Eure and U. S. Ren.
Monroe Redden will top the Speak
ers' list for the annual Haywood
County Young Democratic Club
dinner rally which was announced
today for the night of February
County YDC President Vanar
Haynes of Clyde wiH be in charge.
i Wingate Hannah and Jerry Rog
ers, working on the arrangements
for the event, said in their Ljoint
announcement that the meeting
would open at 8 P, M. at the Hazel
Eure will make the keynote ad
dress after he Is Jntroduoed by the
Congreiwaa Irom HendersonvllUi
Besides these officials, a whole
host of political dignitaries, candl
dates for public office, and incum
bent office holders from the entire
western district, as well as Hay
wood County are expected to be
The event also will mark the
official opening of the annual
Haywood Young Democrats' mem'
The master of ceremonies and
toast master for the dinner will be
former District Solicitor" John
Tickets will be on sale in Way
nesville at Claudette Beauty Shop
Town and Country Shop, Gunn
(See Young Demos Pare 8)
Merchants elected new officers,
voted to maintain present store
hours, and named commute to
work on a street and road project,
at their meeting here Tuesday
C, J. Reece was named presi
dent, succeeding V. M. Cobb, while
Richard Bradley was named vice
president,' Mrs. Gordon Schenck.
secretary, and Harvey Dulln, treas
A large attendance entered into
the various phases of the business
matters presented, President Reece
named W. Hugh Massic, Charles
Ray and Guy Massic as a commit
tee to work with other similar
committees for the early expediting
of construction on Highway No.
276 through Pigeon Gap. :
Another committee composed of
W. Hugh Massle. Charles Ray and
David Felmet was named to confer
with the town board of aldermen,
relative to the need of widening
certain streets In the business
Is In Race For
Hay wood Sheriff
Med Leatherwood, well known
Jonathan Creek: farmer, cattle
rateer, atari an auctioneer of note
forahallyTannounced' today' he was
a candidate for sheriff. ,
Other than serving for 16 years
as a member of the Waynesvllle
Township school board, he has
never held a public office.
A native of Jonathan Creek, he
started farming before finishing
high school. About 18 yedrs ago
he started auctioneering on the
side, and has conducted many cut
tle sales at Clyde and Ashevllle, In
addition to numerous land sales, ,
He has taken an active part in
the civic affairs of his community.
In addition to being a member
of the Elk's Lodge, he is a mem
ber of. the Shady Grove Methodist
C. J. REECE
The new high tension power lines from Canton to Hazel-
wood will be energized late Sunday afternoon, it was an
nounced this morning by Julian S. Stepp, district manager
of Carolina Power & Light Company. Plans are now under
way for an informal ceremony when the main switch is
thrown at Canton and 66,000 volts are sent surging over the"
new lines, built at a cost of about $140,000, as part of a mil
lion dollar improvement program in the western division.
With weather permitting, power I
will be off Sunday afternoon from
one until five, on all REA lines,
and lines at the Lake, Waynesvllle,
Hazelwood and Balsam.
Three new sub stations have
been built as part of the project of
increasing the power load coming
into tho area. The sub station at
Hazelwood, Waynesvllle and Day
ton Rubber Company
A large number of construction
crews from other divisions have
been brought here to assist in the
final change-over from the 22,000
volt lines to the new 66,000-volt
lines. The new high tension lines
were built across country from
(See Power Line Pare I)
Former HaywoodfMari Now
Heads Idaho Sheriffs
you mean to say there's
Iri It. . .
u uie rules about crnvs
. tin -
mnkthl?lpSon' President of
moky Mountains Fertilizer
'" here win i,e the princl
? Tnursday night at the
svifu Tf meetin of the
svl"e Lions Club. -
feting win open at , p
Pr.!i. yaieieria, with
N. C. James, Jr., 23-year-old
former Haywood County boy, is the
new president of N. C. State Col
lege's Agricultural Club.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. N. C.
James, now of Statesville, he and
other officers were elected at a
recent meeting at the college.,
Now a senior at State, James re
sumed his 'studies after getting
his honorable discharge following
three years of war time Navy ser
He Is a graduate of Fines Creek
Haywood county's music lovers
next Tuesday night will have the
chance to hear what is regarded
as North Carolina's finest college
The 55-piece Davidson College
concert band, conducted by James
Christian Pfohl. will appear at the
Waynesvllle Township High School
auditorium at 8 p. m.
High, school Band Director
Charles Isley today said ; the
school's Music Students' Council
is sponsoring the appearance of
the orchestra here and will use the
proceeds from the box office to
purchase awards for the school's
This will be the only concert the
Davidson band will give in Western
North Carolina as it continues its
homeward trip after a highly suc
cessful tour through the South,
Mr. Isley said the "usual a
misison" of 25 cents and 50 cents
will be charged at the door.
1 . HUICJ UJ
Pdav. iri..: .
I n.' .,uluaryi6--Falr and
Prir: ..,n Thursday
iiciai nr. B,,u warmer
sreoni-i : . ""s tempera-T2FS,bytheofthe
DR. J. FRANK PATE announced
today that he is a candidate for
re-election for the place as cor
oner of Haywood county, a posi
tion he has held for about 10v
Thickety Citizens Spend
$112,000 On Improvements
The 125 families of Thickety community spent over
$112,241 making permanent improvements during 1949, ac
cording to a survey just completed by K. O. Carswell, in be
half of the Community Development program.
New brick, and rock houses led the list, with almost
$33,000 being invested, while the amount put into cars and
trucks was about $30,000.
Remodeling of homes in the community accounted for
almost $20,000, while another $14,000 went into new equip'
ment for the homes. New barns cost $7,200, and $1,775 was
spent on new bathrooms.
A breakdown of the figures as revealed in the report
(See ThicketyPage 8)
Dr. Pate Seeks
Dr, J. Frank Pate, well known
physician, today made formal an
nouncement that he was candl
date for re-election to the position
as coroner. '
Dr.' Pate has been a practicing
physician for 20 years, and for the
past 18 has been in Haywood, with
offices in Canton. He is a gradu
ate of the University of South
Carolina and the Medical College
of The State of South Carolina.
He has served as president of
the Haywood county Medical Soci
ety, and is a member of the North
Carolina State Society, and the
American Medical Association, as
well as a member of the American
Academy of General Practice.
Dr. Pate Is an active Mason.
Dr. and Mrs. Hal P. James of
Memphis, Tenn., announce, the
birth of a son, Ernest Easly, on
Saturday, January 28. Mrs. James
is -the former Miss Arbutus Mc-
Clure, daughter of 'Mr. and Mrs.
Porter McClure of Waynesvllle.
R. L. Justice 7
Seeks Post On Bd,
R. L. Justice, well known farm
er and stock rulser of Pigeon Town
ship, and an active civic leader of
his area, today announced he was
a candidate for a place on the Hay
wood Board of Commissioners.
Mr. Justice, active In the affairs
of the Democratic party for the
past 40 years, is today seeking his
first public office, He served as a
member of the Bethel School
Board, and several terms as a mem
ber of , the Haywood Democratic
He is at present a member of
hi townshln rural rnnrf committee:
and has spent much time on road,jyian JJOUnCl UV6r
prujuuis in inn mwnoiuy, una iuc
county as a whole, He is a demon
stration farmer, and supporter of
the Community Development pro
gram. : '
For some years he was superin
tendent of the Bethel Presbyter
ian Sunday School, and still a
member of trfat congregation. He
is an ardent worker for better
(See Justice Page 8)
Another Haywood County native
is going strong in,. another state.
A news report from Idaho re
ceived here last weekend announc
ed that Charles McCracken, "pop
ular caribou County sheriff, was
named pioM of he Mafo SJler
Ufa Association recently, 'i j
The native Haywood man was
elected during the Association's an
nual meeting. " "
He is a brother of M. C. Mc
Cracken, who lives here.
Referring to Charles McCracken,
tne news story continues:
He has been vice-president of
the group for the past two years.
'TCharlle," as he is knowri to
most of the people of Caribou
County, is in his tenth consecutive
(See Sheriff Page 8)
On Breaking And
Directors Of Chamber
Of Commerce To Meet
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
Monday night at 7:30, in the city
hall offices, It was announced today
by Mrs. Gordon Schenck, secretary.
This is the monthly meeting of
the board, and a number of mat
ters pertaining to the year's pro
gram will be brought to the atten
tion of the 24-member board.
A Negro man was still fn jail
today in default of bonds totalling
$2,000 set after he was bound over
last Monday on charges of break
ing and entering two Waynesvllle
Mayor J. H. Way, Jr., as police
court magistrate at a preliminary
hearing, found probable cause
against the defendant on charges
arising from breaking into the
Western Union office and Westf rn
Auto Stores here about two weeks
The Negro faces trial in the July
term of Haywood Superior Court
Bond of $1,000 was set for each
V - HI
JAMES E. HENDERSON today
announced he is a candidate for
member of the Board of Commis
sioners. He served on the board
In the,1930'8, and is at present a
member of the Canton School
Board. ' . 'v'
J. E. Henderson Is
Candidate For Bd.
James E. Henderson of Canton,
made formal announcement today
he was a candidate for member of
the Board of Commissioners.
Mr. Henderson, who held a term
of office as commissioner back
about 1935, is now a member of
the Canton School Board. These
two public offices constitute the
extent of his office-holding, al
though he spent 23 years with the
Indian Service out west.
Mr. Henderson left the Indian
Service to return to his farm and
dairy in Haywood in 1928, and has
been in the farm-dairying business
He takes an active part in church
and-civic affairs. He is an elder
of the Canton Presbyterian church,
an active Mason, having been Past
Deputy Grand Master of the 41st
district. He is now district gov
ernor of the, Civitan Club, and has
served as past president of the
Canton club. He is also a member
' (See Henderson Page
For Tax Collector
VANAR HAYNES, mayor of
Clyde, has formally announced
he is a candidate for tax collec
tor of Haywood county. Besides
being mayor of Clyde, Mr.
Haynes Is president of the Hay
wood Young Democratic Club.
W. G. BYERS this morning an-
nounced In Washington that he
was a candidate for the House of
Representatives of Haywood
County. Mr, Byers Is chairman of
i'the Saywood DenuHiratk k6cu-' y
live Committee. '
W. G, Byers Is A
(Special to The Moantaineer)
WASHINQTON W. G. Byers.
an employee of the United States
Senate, told friends here this morn-
ing that he will be a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for
House of Representatives.
Mr. Byers has been often men
tioned in his home county as a
possible candidate, but his decis
ion was hot known by even his
closest friend until this morning. -
Mr. Byers la working on his
formal announcement, which will
include his platform, and this la
expected to be released In the near
' He spent last week In Haywood,
as chairman of the Democratic Ex
ecutive Committee, and presided
over the meeting of ' all precinct
chairmen. r ; :
... Mr. Byers has been in Washing
ton since early 1949. .
MRS. WARD IMPROVING
Mrs. HaUett Ward, who has been
a patient at MUsion Hospital In
Ashevllle for a week following an
operation, was reported to be great
ly improved, this morning.
Haywood Folks Holding
$6,350,000 In U.S. Bonds
Haywood County people are now
holding more than $6,000,000 worth
of U. S. Savings Bonds that they
have bought within the last ten
years,' --.'v- '-.v . -
This staggering total is revealed
In the annual report of U. S.
Savings Bonds sales in North Car
olina that was released today by
J. E. Massle of Waynesvllle, county
The report shows specifically,
that Haywood folks are currently
holding a net backlog of bonds
amounting to $6,305,730. These
were bought since May 1941. But
the figure does not represent the
total amount of bonds purchased
Before arriving at the net value
of the bonds still being held by
purchasers, officials first deducted
the total cashed after purchase and
the redemptions as of Dec. 31, 1949.
The figure includes purchases of
the series E, F, and G bonds.
The report also showed that last
year alone Haywood county people
bought: .. ',' ;-'
$426,916 in Series E bonds; $592
In Series F; and $41,100 in Serk3
G bonds for a total $468,608 during "
the entire year.
Mr. Massle said the people of
all of North Carolina's 100 counties
now hold a total $657 million in
Savings Bonds. ,
Injured .... 8
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).