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' The lovernment la said to
bare four tax forms, for tax
payers this year withhold
ing form, short form, lone
form, and chloroform.
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Scat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ida's "Fowl" .
65th YEAR NO. 17 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 27, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
..." Ida MulUs
nld is no '6
' 010 . tr.der as
she mixes in some of
5 jokes ith trades,
Z profit is the fun she
wr v . hPr customer
torn set'" - ,
hnut 30 years afio that
.nn a ecnerai
k time, na nau
,ultry department. This
worried a wi oi
lunf Ida Knew uine
fconvert ine iw"
she did. , .,
,. pulled all the tail
from me iv,u.-. - -L.
urines so they would
L5. Then she carefully
F t ik. AnnnS Atln in
te in mi" . vv i-'-'i -'
t put a bountiful supply
7 Anw.n tnin
she would casuany s.
, fine chickens? These
t.c" (She never saia
llaywood Election Board Completes
tomer was taken back "by
,iied "hens" ana aner
r t hp number of eggs
it he became unduly ex-
Aunt" Ida quoted the
market price or roost-
Utnmpr almost fell over
frdlv nulled out the cash
Jt every fowl In the coop.
(found out what ne naa
,t only after "Aunt" Ida
her fun. The customer
Listers and chances are
iHi. still has the casn
L man was one of Aunt
customers, and traaea
until his death he en
joke as much as she.)
en Here At
ncsville Lions Club will
nic at Hazelwood School
ly for needy children and
;h defective eyesight.
Woodard, chairman of
blind committee, said
hnouncement today that
bal purpose of these clln
provide glasses free of
persons who need them
it afford them.
mc,. which will open at
will be under the gen-
rvision of Mrs. Ruby Bry-
Haywood County Health
, 76 children and adults
peir eyes examined at
lie here were fitted with
ten cost the club an aver-
aaea to hold th Is next
fdard explained, "because
l"e SO manv fnllrs uihn
in on the last one."
iimse tne eye ex
C Wagenfeld U n ns.
Fbum Hospital. Ash...
naving been taken ill
N. C. James, Jr., 23-year-old
former Fines Creek resident, is
the new president of the Agricul
tural Club of North Carolina
State College. He was elected at
a recent meeting. He and his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. James,
now make their home in States
Two Voting Places
Made For Fines Creek
The Haywood County Board of
Elections last week officially estab
lished two new precincts, desig
nated their boundaries and chang
ed nameds and the locations of vot
ing places in another.
The new precincts were estab
lished in the Waynesville area and
in Fines Creek.
The new one here, designated
as Waynesville Number 3 offlci
any, "includes and consists of" the
Balsam, Hyatt Creek, Saunook,
Aliens Creek and Country Club
areas. ;' : . ' , .
The other new voting area was
formed simply by dividing the old
FJnes Creek precinct into two, with
the new one designated as Fines
Creek No. 2. A new registration
was ordered br both Fines Creek
The board also changed the of
ficial voting place in Ivy Hill
Township, from the old School
house to the Maggis Schoot.
Also changed was the name of
the South Ward of Waynesville.
- The new label is Waynesville No.
2, and a new registration will be
(See Precincts Page 6)
Studying Deer Eating Habits In Pisgah
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District Director Harry Sample Names Chas. B.
Head Census Workers
,j vfr " kmhm ed -Gross
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Wildlife Management Specialist Charles W. Coffin examines the
condition of undergrowth in one of the doer browse study plots
that he is supervising in the .Pisguh National Forest. These plots
are fenced olT bo doer cannot foracc on them. Then after a time
the timber and plant growth in them is compared to the areas
where deer are allowed to feed. The study has provided valuable
data on the effects of the eating habits of the doer on the growth
of timber. (Photo by courtesy of The Transylvania Times).
Secretary of State Thad Eure -
TellsYoung Demos To Get Big Vote
Report Gives i
Haywood county's a v e ra 1 9
payments, in October for the
support of , dependent children
in 207 families averaged. $35.86,
The figures are contained in
a report . recently . released on
public assistance in North Caro
lina. r.v;-V ; v. t
4 The , report also shows this
county assisted 912 aged per
sons wtih an average Payment
of $19.91 eath, during October,
and gave an average general as
sistance payment ot $9.50.
The county also gave an aver
age $27.66 for aid to the blind.
Throughout the state, aid was
given to 56,914 aged persons at
an average ? $21.70 each during
All counties also assisted de
pendent children In a total of
12,868 families, with an average
payment of $42.06 pCr family,
The average general assistance
payment for the state as a whole
was $14.58. while the state aver
age payment in aid tff the blind
was $31.49. ' ; V"
....The levels of paymcmt for Old
(See Welfare Page 6)
(C Tourist Group Takes
on f o Get Telephones
More than 200 persons attended
the Young Democratic Banquet
held Saturday night in the Hazel
wood School cafpteria where Thad
Eure, Secretary "of Slated was the
The meeting was called to order
by the Haywood County YDC presi
dent, Varnar Haynes of Clyde, and i
the; Rev. Malcolm K Williamson
o the Waynesville Presbyterian
church, gave the invocation.
John M. Queen, Sr., acted as
toastrnaster. At the beginning of
the meeting Mrs. Carolyn Hender
son of Canton, Mrs. Jack "West and
Mrs. Varnar Haynes of Clyde, and
Mrs. Oral L. Yates of Waynesville
made an intensive drive for mem
At the close of this drive the
tostniaster recognized Mrs. Fred Y.
Campbell, vice chairman of the
Haywood County Democratic Ee-
cutive Committee, who read a mes
sage of encouragement from the
Chairman, W. G. Byers; who was
fn Washington. '
The' different candidates for var
ious county ottlceg were then in
troduced, and J. H. Sample of
Asheville, who is plstrict Super
visor of the 1950 Census.
Monroe. M. Redden, U. S. Rep
resentative from this district, in
troduced Mr. Eure."
In his speech, Mr. Eure stressed
the importance of more young
people .becoming active in, the
Democratic party and in Govern
mental affairs. He pointed out the
fact that since 1840 the population
of - North Carolina had doubled
every forty years and that the ra
tio of voting was the same in 1940
in 1840 or one out of every
(Democrats Page 6)
ent need fnr (Dinr.knnnn
Whties and for close co
"nong the Tourist Asso
;Jnee Historical Asso
"4 Chambers of Com
Jjw the discussion at last
P meeting of the direc
j Werten, North Caro
f Association here.
h Feb. 57 w.,..1 .
bid m; tdtr and
It Farm,."' s,aff of the
The Board of Directors immedi
atelv went on record as resolving
to bring (he telephone situation be
fore Governor Kerr Scott nd the
State Utilities Commission.
The officials were told that one
signed petition - from - Jackson
CountJc was filed several montns
afio. r '
They also were told that the
tourist husiness in some "western
counties was operating under
severe handicap caused by the lini-
- (See Tourists Page 6)
Group Will Meet
. The Haywood County Tourist As
sociation will discuss plans for
promoting the 1950 season as, they
eather Wednesday night at, the
court house at 7:30.
Carl Henrv. president of . the
group, said that every person inter
ested in the development of the
tourist field in Haywood were ex
tended an invitation to attendee
The group elected officers ast
month, and had about 40 persons
- Mercury Hits 16
' 1 Mother Nature heralded the
coming of spring by nipping Hay
wood County today with one of
its coldest mornings of the year.
The Mountain Experiment Sta
tion reported the mercury dip
ped to a minimum 16 degrees
this morning only one chilly de
gree higher than the low of 15
of. January 8, which still stands
as the coldest of the new year.
The mercury showed that win
ter was down but far from out
Too Many Deer
Bad For Timber",
(Editor's Note; The following
story is printed through the court
esy of The Transylvania Times of
Brevard, which first published the
data in Itsssuc of February 23.)
The 1950 campaign for funds for
the American Red Cross will be
launched in the Waynesville area
with a kickoff meeting Wednesday
The area's goal Is $3,748.
O. L. Yates of Iron Duff, the
Waynesville area campaign chair
man, said in the announcement to
day that the meeting would open
at 9:30 a.m. in the dining room of
the Waynesville Presbyterian
Church. ' .
At this session, over which the
Rev. M. R. Williamson, Waynes
ville area Red Cross chapter chair
man, will preside, all campaign
workers will receive their final
The workers will conduct a door-
to-door and buslness-by-buslness
canvass in their efforts to reach
the quota. - ' - '
The Waynesville area extends to
Balsam, Clyde, and Bethel, but
does not include the towns of
Clyde or Bethel.
(See Red Cross Pag 6)
The growth of limber in. game
preserves is hampered where the
population of deer is excessive.
Evidence of this was revealed
recently in the deer browsing tracts
set up in the Pisgah National For
These study plots, fenced in to
keep deer out, are being main
tained under the supervision of
Wildlife Management Specialist
Charles W. Coffin of the Pisgah
After a definite period of time,
the timber and small shrubs in
these check plots showed a much
better development than the vege
(See Pisgah Deer Page 6)
Special Edition Grows
So Large It Is Delayed
When we began work on our "50 Years of Progress" edition
in January, we felt that the edition would be published in Febru-
ary. . ,V:.V '
We have a larger paper to publish than was first anticipated.
We have about twice as many pictures of the 1900 era to go in
the edition, and this influx of material has made it physically im
possible to get the edition completed in February. '
Some of the. edition is already printed the cover is in two
Colors, and page after page of old pictures are already off the
The remainder will be off within a short time.
To the scores and scores of people who have loaned us pic
tures of scenes and events, of years ago, we want to say many,
many thanks. The pictures will be returned shortly.
Smith Files For N. C. Senate Seat
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Willis Smith (left), Raleigh attorney, pays his filing fee of $125 to Raymond C. Maxwell, secretary of
the North Carolina board of, elections, thereby officially becoming a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for" the U. S. Senate seat how held by Dr. Frank P. Graham. Smith filed in Maxwell's office
in Raleigh. Mr. Smith is well known in Haywood, having friends and relatives here. Mrs. Smith is the
former Miss Dollie Lee, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lee. (AP- Photo). ,j
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For Grover Clark
Set For Tuesday.
" Grover Clark, ' 66, prominent
Waynesville rbsldent and retired
farmer, died In the Haywood Coun
ty Hospital Sunday afternoon fol
lowing a lengthy illness. ' , .
Connected with the. real estate
business in Haywood county for
many years, Clark was active in
civic and political affairs. He was
a native of this county and the son
of the late Dallas and Rachel Fer
guson Clark. He formerly owned
the property on which the State
Mountain Experiment .Station Is
now located. i v
Mrs. Clark, the former Miss Bon
nie Morrow, died In 1949.
Funeral services will be held in
(See Clark Page 6)
MISS JEAN ANN BRADLEY
will serve as president of the
Brenau College Student Govern
ment Association for 1950-51, it
was announced recently.
Miss Bradley, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bradley, is
member of the junior class at
Brenau. She has figured promin
ently in extra-curricular activi
ties, having served 2 years on the
Orientation Committee, Welfare
Committee, and on the business
staff of the annual. Besides these
honors, she was Freshman chair
man, president of the Cushman
Club, college dramatic organiza
tion, treasurer of the junior class,
and of Zcta Phi Eta. president
of Phi Mu sorority, secretary of
Student Government, Executive
, Council .member, 'nd May Da?
Attendant. . U-
Head To Speak
Micou Brown of Raleigh, presi
dent of the North, Carolina Junior
Chamber of Commerce, will ad
dress the Waynesville Jaycees and
their guests tonight. j
The state president will be the
featured speaker at a Ladies Night
dinner meeting which will open
at 7:30 p.m. at The Maples here.
Lester Burgin, Jr., Waynesville
Jaycee president, will be master
ATTEND PRESS MEETING
Among those attending the West
ern North Carolina Press meeting
Saturday night in Asheville, in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. W. Curtis
Russ, M. T. Bridges, and Marguer
ite Russ. :: 44- -''
Plans were cbmpleted for" the
members of the organization to
visit - Washington in - March,- and
through arrangements made by
Representative Monroe M. Redden,
visit President Truman.
L. B. Simmonds, 52,
To Be Buried Here
Lacy Burton Simmonds, 52, died
of a heart attack this morning at
the home of his daughter, Mrs
Walter R. Franklin, Jr., in Waynes
Originally from Richmond, Vir
ginia, Mr. Simmonds had been liv
ing here for the past ten years and
had been employed as accountant
and book keeper for the Pet Dairy
Funeral services will be held at
the First Methodist Church, of
which he was a member Wednes
day afternoon, The Rev. J. E.
Yountz, pastor, will officiate and
Interment will be in Crawford
Memorial Park. The hour had not
been set. '
Pallbearers will be Charlie
Woodard, Henry Tuttle, Henry
Hale, Ernest Green, Johnny Ed
wards, and Leo Martel.
(See Simmonds Page 6)
About 40 Assistants
To Be Named In Near
Future To Make '
Count In Haywood
It has been announced by Harry
Sample, District Supervisor for the
17th Decennial Census, that Mrs.
J. Ray Byers of Canton and Charles
B. McCrary of Fines Creek have
been selected as crew leaders for
Haywood county and they will have
the supervision of the 40 enumera
tors who will be selected for Hay
wood County. Applications for em
ployment as enumerators will be
accepted by Mrs. Byers ajid Mr.
McCrary or can be sent directly
to the District Supervisor, Harry
Sample, U. S. Census Bureau. City
Hall, Asheville. Application forms
may be obtained from the local
office of the Employment Security
Commission In Waynesville and
Canton, or from Mrs. Byers and
Mr. McCrary. v
Applicants for enumerator Jobs
must be citizens of the U. S., have,
a high school education or furnish'
evidence of comparable experience,
be in good physical health and of
excellent character, and between
the ages of 21 and 65 although
preference will be given to those
25 to 45 years. They must have
sufficient financial resources to
sustain themselves for a period of
approixmately four weeks from the
date of appointment until, their first
salary check. Applicants with vet.
eran's preference who meet these
requirements will be given priority
over non veteran applicants,
Applicants for enumerator jobs
in rural areas must have an auto
mobile available in good operating
condition. The method ot payment
rwlH; provide for the cost of opexat?.
ing cars on oniciai ousiness tor
the Census, It is estimated by
the government that persons em
ployed as enumerators will earn
about $8 to $9 per day. The enu
merator's pay schedule is based on
payment of piece prices, so much
per name, per farm, or per build
ing or dwelling unit enumerated
in the Census. Most of the enume
rators will be employed for a per
iod of from two to four weeks, and
the actual enumeration will begin
April 1. ' . 1
Body Of David Noland
To Arrive Wednesday 1
The body of David Noland, na- '
tlve of Haywood County, who died
last Monday in Long View, Wash
ington,' is expected to arrive in
Waynesville Wednesday. It will re
main at Crawford Funeral Home
here until the hour of the funeral
service, which has not been an- '
Mr. Noland was the son of Mrs.
Margaret Noland and the late W. T.
Noland of Lake Junaluska. He had
made his home in the State of '
Washington for the past 24 years.
Plans Being Polished
For Scott Visit Here
Work continued last weekend on
the final details of next Saturday's
first Haywood County Community
Development Program a w a r d s
Governor Kerr Scott, State High
way Commission Chairman Everett
Jordan, and District Highway Com
missioner Dale Thrash will appear
on - the - program attending the
presentation of the cash awards to
the communities judged the first,
second and third place winners of
Seiner Finishing Modern
Produce Processing Plant
Charles D. Ketrier plans to com
plete his concrete and steel pack
ing and warehouse this week. The
new unit,' with 12,700 square feet
of floor space, is near his business,
Farmers Exchange, on the Ashe
The building will enable Mr.
Ketner to expand the handling of
fresh produce, and the 20 by 30
foot refrigerated room of the plant
will provide for packing every day
of the week, he said. .
Mr. Ketner started handling
green produce for southern mar
kets 13 years ago, and has estab
lished 'a market in some of the
largest cities in the south. With
the new plant, he expects to handle
a larger quantity of produce than
ever, making shipments every
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
The new warehouse has all mod
ern facilities for washing, process
ing and packing the produce direct
for the market. The loading plat
forms are level with truck beds,
and the building is built in the
shape of a "U" to afford quicker
(See Ketner Page 6)
the 1949 community improvement
' The meeting is scheduled to open
at 10:30 a.m. at the Haywood '
County Court House here, but
Governor Scott and his party will
be conducted on a tour of several
communities before then.
A delegation ol county represent
atives will accompany the governor
on the tour, whose itinerary has
been so arranged as to present a
cross-section of the county's activ
See Governor Page 6)
Record For :
Injured . . . . 9
(This information com .
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol). ,