Cojr.p-22.V22J S First
1 this Easter. Billy
()r Easter. .
U passed, and someone
TttTone rabbit could
Lfso ainst the better
irfthe parents, two more
j j A.1 n the Den.
iere aou - . ; - . , .
l.t .ilnDed away, and
i'Z out of the way of a
Ana white bucks
Wf IV 414
Jfortheir pets, and -not
41 found Ave baby rab-j
Caen. They were over-i
CjTy while their parents
it plain 'overcome.
Cent on. and Sunday the
Li into the house with
-More Baby Rabbits."
j count is fifteen. ' .
counts for the fact that
ill jpnninfis prefer not
L Easter with rabbits,'
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Lowing the house wreck-
je, plane hinieo. ai "
fonr which involves, rela
jMrs. Ida V. Brown, of
leek i letter Mrs. Brown,
rom a cousin, Miss Henna
, wha lives neat" the
house, filled in the parts
icture could not leu.:
lane, (Miss ADeriiauij s
id) crashed througn ine
and into the living room
use, butting into a wall.
other room, only a tew
the wall when the crasn
blind 92-year-old Miss
Whltesides, quietly Work-
J kitchen nearby was her
k James Watt, wife of
whose house was wrecked.
tomea escaped injury,
Irown and her daughter,
Jean Brown, both ' felt
en as they read of their
close brush with death.
h No Sucker
inderestimate the power
les, even when it comes
a Snug Harbor, Florida,
, two Waynesville ladies
iff with two of the clta
irded to anglers who had
aigfish weighing 12 pounds
Lenoir Gwyri snagged a
der, while Mrs. James A.
ister-in-law, brought in
Mrs. T. L. houled in
Sfish, each averaging 7
ids. in thp rnursp nf hur
tsband caught four, but
jn't Indicate any superior-
PPart of the Mrs. ...
saving his technique for
"sning later on and he
fa reputation as one of
s best trout catchers by
ne a large haul.
y, trie Gwvns. and
fl which included five
w back to the dock with
Pounds Of ktncrttsh
fations were awarHmt ',
we smug Harbor tourna-
Rev. M. rionr.- tt ;
fill vi 6C neury,
pe. Episcopal Bishnn nf
rth Carolina, will
Wace F.niwnnol rt i.
Mar 5. at tho .!,;
Published Twire-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The G
reat. Smoky Mountains National Park
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65th YEAR NO. 18 14 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 2,1930
Saturday Will Be Big Day In Haywood, As
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Expect Record Crowd
To Hear, G
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JARVIS ALLISON, k who has
seryed for three terms on the'
board of commissioners in the
1930's, today announced he was
a candidate for a place on the
i Candidate For
Jarvis Allison, a farmer, cattle-
raiser, with a record of serving
three terms on the board of Com
missioners, today announced he
was a candidate for a place, on the
board. . . v-vr.
Mr. Allison was a member of
the board that built the-present
court house. He served two other
terms in the 1930's.
He is a native of Haywood, and
as a young man taught in several
of the county schools. He Served
as welfare officer for four years,
and also served as president, and
secretary of the Farm Loan Asso
ciation in 1933 and 1934. Loans
made during his administration
totaled several hundred thousand
He has served on several farm
committees, and is a demonstration
Ono of the largest crowds ever to gather in Waynesville
To Meet Here Monday
The members of the Haywood
County Wildlife Club will see
Alms of fishing in Alaska and con
tinue work on their 1950 game pro
gram Monday night.
President Tom; Campbell, JrH
I wllU)eait.i Hi-J:cfaaaB.illeetl
wiiicli win open at 7:30 p. tn. in
the little court room of the Hay
wood County Court House here.
The Public is invited to see the
are expected here Saturday, when Governor W. Kerr Scott Lrdv
comes nere to make the first annual awards in the Commun
ity Development program. Three prizes totaling $1,000 in
cash will be made to three communities adjudged as having
made the most progress in 1949, .
The program is scheduled to get
underway at 10:30 at the court
house, with the high school band
under the direction of Charles Isley
lining the walk to the court house
and greeting the Governor and his
party. . v '
(It was announced as the paper
went to press that Gov. Scott may
come here from Asheville, thus
reversing the tour,) ,
Governor Scott is due to arrive
here about nine o'clock from Bry
son City, where he will meet with
the highway employees on Friday
For an hour before the meeting
at the court house the Governor
and party will visit" several rural
areas of Haywood, and see some of
the projects as carried out under
the Community Development pro
gram. Tentative plans are for him
to go down Jonathans Creek, then
across Coman Mountain to Iron
Duff, and then to Ratcliffe Cove,
South Clyde;, and possibly make a
short stop at Clyde and then on in-
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to the meeting hore.
R. C. Francis, chairman of the
Community Development program
for the county, will preside at the
meeting, and the Rev. D. D. Gross,
pastor of the Clyde Baptist church
and president of the Haywood Min
isterial Association will give the
Mr. Francis will extend a word
of greetings, and the Francis Cove
"Chord Busters" composed of Paul
Franklin, Jack Kellcy, Wayne Ed.
wards and Earl Hoglen will give a
(See Gov. Scott Pace 6)
NAMES ON mailboxes are found
in almost eVery community ..- in
Haywood, and as in Iron OulT,
where this picture was 'made, the
roads are being named, and
signs erected. Each community
is following a standard put tern of
putting names on mailboxes, mid
the road signs. Governor Scott
has shown an Interest in this
project, and will Inspect several
communities here Saturday:
Work Scheduled To Start On Projects Friday
Watkitts To Erect Two
Two automotive building projects on Main Street are
slated to. got underway here Friday, tt was learned this
morning from M. D. Watkins, owner of both projects.
An ultra-modern service station on the 124-foot lot at
the corner of Main and Pigeon Street, and also a modern
showroom and garage on the Hotel Waynesville site next to
the post office, are the two projects.
Mr. Watkins has 'entered intn a . .' , ; : ;
Haywood Officers find
13-Year-01d Boy Working
111 Siill lnlig Bend
Mrs. Palmer Dies ;
At Home On
Mrs. Annie Nichols Palmer, 69,
wife of James M. Palmer, died
Tuesday afternoon at her home
on the Fairview Road after a brief
Funeral services were held this
afternoon at the First Methodist
Church of which she was a mem
ber. The Rev. SJ. E. Yountz, pastor,
officiated and interment wag in
Green Hill Cemetery,
Active pallbearers were neph
ews, Frlta Little, Louie Nichols,
Jack Nichols, Walter Hyatt, Jr.,
Ira Nichols, and Linton Palmer.
Honorary pallbearers were
Frank Ferguson. Jr., J. T. NoIa"nd,
Jonathan Woody, Earl Ferguson,
Jarvis Allison, Lawrence Winches
(See Mrs. Palmer Page 6)
To Organize Club Here
Camera fans are being called to
gether for Tuesday night to discuss
plans for organizing a Camera Club.
Howard Clapp, one of many here
interested in photography as a
hobby, said that all amateurs in
terested in such a club were in
vited to atend the meeting at the
court house Tuesday night at 7:30.
The keen eyes of a 13-year-old
moonshiner saved himself and two
men from capture at a still in the
Big Bend section Tuesday after
noon, . ; ',",';, '
The officers, however, bagged
their 300-gallon still, which was go
ing full blast, 2214 gallons of new
born "corn", eight dozen jars, and
400 pounds of bran. They destroyed
flvetaiterst'',bit bwfwhrch were
waiting to bo run. ' '"
Carefully, the "revenooers" had
approached the illicit liquor fac
tory silently by taking advantage of
the strong high wind to cover their
Then, when they were withia
few yards of the three, the boy
looked up as he was rilling an emp
ty jar with liquor, grabbed an ax
His fellow moonshiners took off
very rapidly without bothering to
make any further Inquiries.
Haywood Deputies Max Cochran
and John Kerley, and Alcohol Tax
Unit Agent Roy Reece of Ashe
ville had been under the watchful
eyes of a lookout who was stationed
on a hill above them when they
praked their truck about 75 yards
from the still, .
But that's whore the wind
into the act. .
, First, the lookout fired his pistol
The wind carried the sound
Then he fired a shotgun.
The moonshiners didn't hear a
thing.' ; .; .
Finally, he set off a powerful
blast of dynamite. " m
Ills friends kept right on rnak
ing liquor, just as though they
didn't hear anything, becuuse they
The officers, meanwhile, slowly
approached against the gale, until
they were spotted by the boy's
Later, they said the men were
some of the '"fugitives from Ten
nessee" who have. been driven inlo
Haywood County by the federal
and local officers' campaign against
(Sec Biff Still Page 6)
long-term lease with the Texas Oil
Company for the service station on
the lot at Main and Pigeon Street,
and grading is scheduled to begin
Friday morning. The contract for
the station Jia been awarded to
T. C. Norrls, and specifications call
for completion In" 60 days. v . i
The graders will take down the
pine trees now bordering on Main
Street on the lot, and completely
grade the site for the station.
No statement was made as to
the cost of the project.
This morning Mr. Walking com
pleted the, purchase of the 114
foot Main Street lot where the
Hotel Waynesville stood until last
full. Earlier in the fall, Mr. Wat
kins And. four 'Others purchased the
property at public auction. . Today
he bought t he Interest of the others,
un mis sue ne plans to erect a
modern building for his Chevrolet
and Oldsmobllo business. The
building will be 70 feet wide, and
extend back 129 feet. The lot has
a depth of 263 feet.
"Our specifications call for the
most modern automobile dealer
ship home In Western North Caro
lina," Mr. Watkins said, in ex
plaining the large and modernistic
showrooms, together with the re
pair department In the back. The
building will bo erected on the
line nearest the post office, leaving
about 44 feet of space on the south
side for a used car lot.
Mr. Watkins said that he has
already started acquiring mater
ials for this project, and expects
actual construction to begin by
the middle of the week, If weather
permits. ' v
While no amount was placed on
the cost of the two projects, It Is
known that both run Into the larg
est Main Street building project in
Man Of The Year' To. Be
Named In Near Future
State Board To V
The Haywood County. Board
of Elections will be named by
the State Board on Saturday,
March 18, It was learned, this
morning from Raymond C. Max
well, executive aecretarjr.
The general opinion here was
that the State Board would name
county units this morning.
T. T. Muse, Jr., returned to his
home In Ralcliffe Cove yesterday
after a stay In Mission Hospital
In Asheville where he recently
underwent a foot bperatlon.
Red Cross Opens Annual Membership Drive
W Spent n Rural
f7ood Ooads Since Oct.
I rath Fair
Ki Jld Thday
j-"" warmer in the after-
During the past four months,
$95,475 of rural road bond money
has been spent on Haywood roads,
according td Z. V. Stewart, divis
ion engineer, in a report to the
county commissioners today.
Mr. Stewart pointed out that the
expenditure includes certain piles
of stone, a.nd also pipe that had
not been olaced by December 31.
The department has been getting
stockpiles of materials ready tor
paving the rural road3 and charg
ing it' against the county as ma
terials were delivered.
! Ortnhpr pxoenditures were the
lightest of the. four-month period,
with dltrhtlv over $10500. The
expenditures by months are as fol
October "' f $10,517
November , 23-2
Derpmhpr " - ' 30,438
Janimrv , 28,533
Approimately 40 American Red
Cross volunteer workers and, of
ficials launched their 1950 cam
paign yesterday morning to raise
$3,745.50 in the Waynesville area.
The Rev. M. R. Williamson,
chairman of the area chapter, de
clared at the kickoff meeting in
his Waynesville Presbyterian
Church he was confident this goal
would be reached - but that it
would take the cooperation of
everyone to do It.
He pointed out that the 1950
quota for this section is approx
imately $1,000 higher than the
This, he explained, is due to the
fact that the Waynesville chapter
has received several new requests
for financial aid.
One came from the Asheville
chapter which has asked the Way
nesville area and 13 other West
ern North Caroina Red Cross units
to help finance the expenses of
operating the regional Blood Pro
gram, he said. Thiis request alone
was for $261, though the local
chapter did not commit itself to
He urged the campaign workers
to go from house to house in their
drive, and added he wanted to see
a Red Cross sticker (the. sign of a
donor) on a window of every home
In the area by the time the cam
"The Red Cross," he reminded
the audience, 'is one of the things
which are supported solely by the
people, without subsidy from the
The minister termed the local
chapter "an essential part of com
munity life," and added:
, "People would : be knocking . at
(See Red CrossPage 6) ,
Waynesville Area Red Cross Workers Launch 1950 Fund Campaign
For Tax Collector
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Who should have the title "Man
of The Year?" v,
The Lions Club is again this year
sponsoring the movement to have
the community select the man, and
Desiow upon htm the honor at
sighMcd by the- titter r ' . , 4
Joe Palmer Is chairman of the
Lions committee with instructions
to name the mart of the year.
Mr. Palmer, has asked oach civic
group In the. area to nomlnatj one
man from the community at large.
Not necessarily a member of the
AH the nominations will be pool
ed at noon, Friday, March 10th,
and at that, time a secret commit
tee will go over the nominees, and
select the one most nominated, or
the one having the best record of
Mr. Palmer said, "I am merely
leading the program and not se
lecting the man I'll just announce
the decision of this secret com
mittee, which is composed of nine
men from nine different civic or
ganizations." , ,
The committee voted that the
honor would not be bestowed upon
the same man two years in suc
cession, however much deserved.
Last year Wayne Corpening "was
named as man of the year.
R. H. Constance Finishes
Highway Patrol School
Robert Henry Constance, of
Waynesville, was one of 53 men
graduating from the Highway Pa
trol School recently In Chapel Hill.
He was among the group placed
on the reserve list for the present.
FURMAN MUTT TATE of Hazel
wood has announced he is a
candidate for tax collector
F. Mutt Tate Is A
Candidate For Tax
Furman Mutt Tate, of Hazelwood,
today announced he was a candi
date for tax collector.- His announ
cement brings the list to three that
are in the race for this office. ,
Mr. Tate is . native of Haywood,
and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
M, Tate. This is his first venture
of seeking a county office. He en-
tared. the Town of Hazelwood elec-.
lion, in Jf41 ior m ay or, .
A graduate of WayncsvIUe hijlT;
he was employed at the Tannery
In the Cut Sole department for
two years ,and later bought and
operated a cafe, and a dry clean
ing plant. He was also connected
with the cannery at Hazelwood for
several packing seasons.
At present, having sold his busi
ness", he says he plans to devote
his time to campaigning.
He is an honorary member oi the
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Last year he managed the Mer
chants baseball team.
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These officials and workers for the Waynesville area Red Cross chapter took time out just long enough to have this photo made yester
day morning before starting the job of raising $3,745.50 in the 1950 annual campaign. The Rev. M. R. Williamson (extreme right), area
chapter chairman, and Oral'Yates of Iron Duff, area drive chairman, standing next to him, gave the. chairmen and committee members
final Instructions during the kick-off breakfast meeting at the Waynesville Presbyterian Church. Standing in the back row, seventh from
left, is William Chambers, chairman In charge of the Hazelwood business district campaign. The man at his right is Harry Bourne, drive
chairman for the area industries. At the extreme left, second row from front, is Mrs. Frieda Knopf, co-chairman with Mrs. Milliard At
kins for the Waynesville residential district. (Mountaineer photo by Ingram's Studio). o
Tourist Group Discuss
Wide Scope 01 Activities
The Haywood Tourist Associa
tion on Wednesday night pledged
themselves to help raise $1,750 as
the balance of Haywood's quota for
the Cherokee drama. ,
The tourist group, with"'" Carl
Henry, presiding, named four mem
bers to the executive committee of
the organization, and went on rec
ord as favoring investigation of
establishment of an Information
booth here, with f ulltime employee.
The executive committee Is com
posed of Mrs. R. V. Welch, Mrs.
Hugh Sloan, J. 'C. Patrick and S.
E. Connatser. , This group, togeth
er with officers, composed of Mr.
Henry. George Kimball, Mrs. Al
bert Philips and Paul Hyatt, make
up the committee at large.
Mr. Henry named Mr. Kimball,
chairman, Mrs. Welch, Mr. Connat
ser and Mrs. Sam, Queen, Sr., as
a committee to investigate the best
feasible means for an information
booth, and report to a later meeting.
Mr. Henry and Mr, Kimball will
serve on a committee making plans
for a motorcade into upper South
(This Information com- -piled
from Records of
State Highway Patrol).
Census Heads At
To Employ Forty
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Charts B. McCrary, of Fines
Creek, and Mrs. J. Ray Byers, of
Canton,. began a week's schooling
today in preparation for making
the-lOSO census in Haywood.
Mr. McCrary and Mrs. Byers will
be in charge, of the 40 enumerators
In Haywood, with actual counting
to begin April first.
Applications for' the 40 places
are now being received, and about
the last of the month, those select
ed to do the work, will be given a
special course of Instruction.
This is the first time a census
has been taken sjnee 1940, 'when
Haywood's population was record
ed at slightly more than 34,000.
Carolina as a means of promoting
travel over No. 276 from that
state into this area.
The membership drive of the
organization, with Paul Hyatt as
chairman, Is getting well underway.
Total , 1 $85,475