'jdern Way :
I tirli teen-ager, went
Jd, fountain and asked
A'sod. Jerker if she
Vnot be tasted. . '
JTlt every day." smil-
fSfa' dose, please,"
uL a little time to get
L, to hive a seat by
V1' . JIU ...Vila
about a uu
fresh orange Juice, just
' ' ' ! it.
bring it on. ,
W . ... II. J toon.
l(I the soda jer.er p-
t tk. kl BA
st cleaning me '. -
C'bout the dose of castor
it girl, you had It in the
cebci you uu "-
sncious you mean you
castor oil In the orange
ank! I wanted the medi
my sick sister. Oh dear,
L a double dose for Sis
her fault, so flouoie me
hat Would Not
111 1 Airaw
iss never semcu
North Carolina like it
firglnia, according to Roy
On a dark night in
it is hard to even find
jd before your face, com-
y, as he told this story:
vears ago, on one of those
k dark nights, he was en
he, foing down a railroad
Suddenly there loomed up
rkness, what appeared to
eyes, about the size of
Jates. They did not move,
after muttering a ' few
Id words, the 'eyes' stayed
jcked up a piece of coal,
at the "eyes", and still
oit fired: The cnal shut.
fathuA--,. - V
was that he realized he
jng at the endTrf a car load
and the ends of three of
were coated with fox fire
ive off a slight glow,
imainder of the trip home
Je without any mishaps,
Wee "eyes" made a pro
ipression on Roy.
forth Carolina Little Sym-
rchestra, under the baton
njamin Swalin, will make
annual visit to Waynes
concerts on Tuesday,
bsephine Cunningham of
will be soprano soloist at
Jlng cnocert which will be
f at the high school audl-
Jt 8:30 o'clock.
ernoon program, to be
P 1:15 p.m. in the school
Pra, will be broadcast .over
FHCC for the benefit of
who cannot attend the
l... : - -
f- symphony member
which ; provided the
these engagements, went
y last fall under the
snip of Mrs. Frieda
1 niembershiD ear in h
Society will serve as
" 40 the concert Tues
as well as to all other
r sponsored concerts
F the state.
Nbers wUl flnd single
ftfckets on sale at the
niSht of the concert.
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News
All the world la a stare,
and all the women fet
WAYNESVILLE, N. C MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 6, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Represent Winning Communities In Contest
3 Men Behind Bars,
Escape Itt Twb Gme B
Governor W. Kern, Scott gave cash awards totaling $1,000 to representatives of three communities in
the Community Development Program here Saturday morning. Left to right, Robert C. Francis, chair
man of the Ratcliffe Cove community, and winner of $500 for first place; Governor Scott; Mrs. Bobert
Davis, of White Oak, third place winner of $200, and extrtae right, Jarvls Caldwell, chairman of Iron
Duff Community, second place winner with $300 In cash, (Mountaineer photos by Ingram's Studio.)
Governor Lauds County Bmprovemenis
Us Counly Program Opens 2nd Year
Of Tour By
Governor Scott is an-early riser,
and believes in getting to appoint
ments ahead of schedule. The local
committee allowed themselves 20
minutes ahead of the schedule, and
the governor was thre 18 minutes
ahead. : i
He saw the only snow of the sea
son in some shady spots in the
South Clyde Community.
The party was delayed by the
"special car" - designated for the
governor. After two futile -attempts,
the car was ; abandoned,
and the Governor and party got
back in "Number One" and com
pleted the trip. y
One of the most Impressive stops
according to Mr. Scott's expression,
on the tour, was at Elizabeth Chap
el. He and party went all through
the building, even the basement.
Later'that morning in his talk at
the court house, he stressed the
(See Sidelights Page 6)
N Mrs. James L. Thomas;
j---. T.Mnng mends and
! South Hill, Va.,' and
,7n rs. Thomas' mother
P here three weeks.
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te Ta u tne staff of
Mrs. Klopp Named
Chairman Of WNC
The new chairman of the district
North Carolina Case Workers As
sociation Is Mrs. Mary Jane Klopp
of Lake Junaluska, children's case
worker for the Haywood ' County
Welfare Department. -
Mrs. Klopp was elected at J
meeting last Thursday at the 'Bun
combo Cotintv Court House in
Also during the business session,
Mrs.- Klopp led the discussion con
cerning a typical case.
? Saturday's Communy .Develop.
ment Program awards , meeting
closed the first successful year of
at the same time launched a new
one on a note of high enthusiasm.
There' was a blend of elation,
surprise, and a sense of added re
sponsibility on the part of the peo
ple of the communities who won
the cash award.
Among the rest of the 1,500 peo
ple who jammed the court room
of the Haywood County Court
House to overflowing, however,
there were few long faces.
On the competitive basis, the
folks from the communities who
didn't finish in the money con
gratulated the winners and at the
same time declared: "Wait tin
Their general reaction, however,
was expressed in the words of
County I Community Development
Chairman R. C. Francis, a few
minutes before his Ratcliffe Cove
community was announced by Gov
ernor Scott as the winner: ,.
"Let's not let up on this Com
munity Development Program. If
you don't get a prize, go on ahead
with it just the same.
"If you dp, then it puts more
responsibility on you."
There weren't any losers, how
ever, in the program he declared:
"Not all of you can get prizes.
But all of you have already gotten
friendship and the development of
your community." '
Later, he received the $500 first
prize from Governor Scott In be
half of Ratcliffe Cove.
Chairman J. R. Caldwell accept
ed the $300 which was Iron Duff's
award for placing second. Mrs
Robert Davis, the 1949 chairman
of White Oak, was presented the
$200 prize which went to the com
munity finishing third.
In his address, Governor Scott
declared that what Impressed him
most during his morning tour of
the communities was the clear-cut
evidence of the work done to Im
prove the churches
"This revitalization of the phy
(See Governor Paje 6)
Insurance Rates ,!
On Tobacco OK'ed
State Insurance Commissioner
Waldo Cheek last week announc
ed approval of revisions in the
.rates on insurance covering dam
age U tobacco from hail.
Unagusta Manufacturing Com
pany today offered $200 reward for
Information leading to the arrest
and conviction of the person or
persons breaking open the com
pany safe early Friday morning
The reward was offered by R
Prevost, president of the firm.
Between $800 and $1,100 in cash,
and valuable papers were taken.
Chief of Polica Ossie L. Sutton,
of Hazolwood, said today all papers
and checks had been recovered. A
quantity of bonds and checks were
removed in a box to a site on the
railroad tracks back of the office.
Several hundred dollars in cash
were left on the office floor.
Chief Sutton surmises the work
was done in the dark, and at about
2:30 Friday morning. The chief
made his rounds In the area at
2:15. r "
"We have some good clues on
the case, and the State Bureau of
Investigation, Waynesvllle Police,
Sheriff's office and State Highway
Patrol are all working 100 per cent
with us on this case," Chief Sut
, tpn sild.' ... ..; ' . r, 1;; '
.4 "We will continue to work on
this until we solve the whole
thing," he said.' ; . c
' The large door of the safe was
broken open by hammering off the
combination to the safe. Entrance
to the office was gained through a
For County Post
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Contracts Awarded For
1Z Miles Rural Roads
The H. R. Stewart and Company
of Ashevijle was the low bidder on
a state contract to pave 12 miles
of Haywood County roads.
State officials announced last
week the A6hevllle firm submitted
the winning bid of $113,711.51 on
the project, which comes under the
provisions of the governor's $200,
00Q.000 rural road bond program.
The Haywood County work is
one of the projects totalling 456
miles of rural roads on which low
bids were opened Thursday.
The total bids came to $3,127,
491.65. . :
This was $540,000 lower than the
State Highway Commission
planned to allot as a maximum for
This saving to the, state was
termed by Chief Highway Engineer
W. H. Rogers, Jr., as the result of
close competition and "extremely
The 12 miles of roads to be pav
ed in Haywood County in this new
est project are included in 10 dif
ferent sections - Crabtree Moun
tain, Fibervllle, Lake Logan, River,
Aliens Creek, Hyatt Creek, Plott
Creek, Eagle's Nest, Howell Mill,
and Fines Creek.
Will Lead 1950 CD Program
Officers Named To
Head 1950 CD Program
These officers, elected Saturday
at the couhty-wide awards meeting,
will lead -the Haywood County
Community Development Program
through its second year:
Chairman the Rev Mrs. C. O.
Newell of Crabtree-Iron Duff; Vice
Chairman Herschel Hipps of
Hominy; Secretary Mrs. Marvin
Leatberwood of Jonathan wee,
Treasurer Jerry Robinson of Cen
ter Pigeon; Reporter Mrs. George
Boring of White Oak.
' Directors: '
Town J. H. Woody of Waynes
vllle, Dr. J. L. Reeves of Canton,
Rufus Siler of Waynesvllle, Mrs.
Paul Hyatt of Canton, Mrs. Miles
Stamey of Waynesville, Mrs. Levi
-3a-I Morgan of Clyde.
Rural Miss Bernice Harrill of
Waynesville, William Osborne of
South Clyde, Richard Barber, Jr.,
of Saunook, Mrs. Marshall Kirk
Patrick of Lower Crabtree, Mrs.
Welch Singleton of Center Pigeon,
and Fred Mann of Hominy.
Mrs. Newell succeeds R. C. Fran-,
cis of Ratcliffe Cove as the county
v These officers were elected by
acclamation of the audience after
their, names were submitted by a
committee which nominated them
at a meeting on February 11.
Serving with Mr. Francis during
the first year of the program were
K. O. Carswell of Thlckety as vice
chairman; Charles Duckett of Fines
(See New Officers Pae 5)
GASTON BURNETTE, 61-year-old
Insurance man and native of
Pigeon, formally announced to
day he would run for election as
a member of the Haywood Coun
ty Board of Commissioners.
Race For Board Of
'Gaston Burnette, pigeon Town
hip Insurance man, entered the
race for a post on the Board of
County Commissioners today by
formally announcing his candidacy,
For the 61-year-old Pigeon na-
tive, this wilita'hia trtt campaign
for a public office.
Mr. . Burnette, a member of a
family that was among the first
settlers of Haywood county, J a
former lumberman, has been a
justice of the peace for 19 years,
and served as a rural mail car
rier in the Canton area for nine
years. . .
His current position is thut of
special representative of the World
Insurance Company in the Canton
Mr, and Mrs. Burnette have three
boys and Ave girls, all but one of
whom are now married.
. Five law enforcement officers narrowly escaped death
Saturday night, when fired upon from a 1932 Chevrolet trav
eling on Waynesville streets. Two brothers are being held
in two separate jails, pending further investigation of the
snootmgs, which started about 10:30. The father of the
two men is in a third jail, being held on a charge of violation
or the prohibition law.
Investigations might continue for several days, it was
learned this morning. Mr, Kitchen of the SBI returned earlv
this morning from Raleigh where he, carried finger prints
in connection witn the case.
W. R. Roy Francis has started
construction on a modern service
station on the Main Street lot next
to the Towne House.
A long term lease has been made
by Mr. Francis on the station to
the Gulf Oil Company.
- The station Is being built on the
84-foot lot formerly used as a
suffle board court by the Chamber
Ben Sloan, contractor for the
building, said that work would be
pushed to completion as fast as
weather permits, and that in "about
40 days, , gas should be pumped
from the tanks." - '
A large part of the lot will be
used for parking, and servicing of
ears, it was said. -
No figures were made public as
to the-cost of the construction,' .
Gilbert Wise Of
Canton Dies In
Gilbert Wise, 52, of Canton, is
dead, and Charles M. May, 36, also
of Canton is a patient in a Sylva
hospital as a result of a boating ac
cident on Fontana Lake Sunday.
The two men were found floating
in water estimated at about 150
feet deep, about forty feet from
shore near Judson Island. They
were supported by life jackets and
no trace of their boat had been
found by noon today.
Wise's death was termed ac
cidental by a coroner's jury, led by
E. G. Johnson of Bryson , City,
which termed the cause due to a
fall from a boat, and exposure in
the cold water. It was reported
at Grassy Branch Dock that the
men had scheduled a trip from the
dock Sunday at 8 a.m. but it is not
known how long they were in the
The men were sighted by a par
ty of fishermen at 12:30 p.m.
May's condition was reported as
satisfactory this morning. He will
(See Gilbert Wise- Pace 6)
7 Charged With Being
Drunk Over Week-End .
Police records show that seven
persons were arrested over the
week-end on charges of being
drunk. There was one hit-and-run
case recorded on the police docket.
Car Held In Hit-And-Run
Police are holding a green Ply
mouth, which they said was involv
ed in a hit-and-run accident about
The police found the car, but
were unable to And the driver. At
noon today no one had made claim
for the car, which is being held at
the police station.
- The car is said to have damaged
another car about $25.
Slight Damage In
East Waynesville Fire
The fire department extinguished
a small blaze before noon today at
the Jack Rogers residence in East
Fire Chief Clem Fitzgerald re
ported the damages as slight. The
blaze was caused from a pipe too
near the wall, he said.
Wrecks Automobile . ..
A Kentucky motorist went . to
sleep on Highway No. 19-23 near
Long's Chapel about five o'clock
Sunday morning, and crashed into
guard posts on the bank of the
highway. The car was consider
ably damaged, but no personal in
Highway patrolmen investigated
People Responding Well To
Area Red Cross Fund Drive
The clima of the extensive man
hunt came mid-afternoon Sunday.
when 12 highway patrolmen, and
deputies of Haywood and Jackson
counties swooped down and com
pletely surrounded the home of
Vlck Smith in Jackson county. He
Inside the officers arrested Jerrv
J. Smith, 26. Th officem M '
Smith had a heavy rifle, and tots
of ammunition at his side when
arrested. The house was comDlut.
ly surrounded with heavily armd
officers. The guns carried by offi
cers ranged' from heavy duty
rifles to Tommy guns. ; Not a shot''
was fired in making the arrest.
Earlier in the day officers )ad
arrested Oliver Harrison Smith, 33,
brother of Jerry. In the home,
they arrested Vlck Smith on charg
es of violation of the prohibition
law, since two stllla were found by';
nfTtpAra al thatr nl 4kl
up through the woods to the back
of the house. ',
The running gun battle started
about 10:30 Saturday night, when
three Haywood deputies were re
turning , from natcam ro .no.
werlng a call la that area. The
officer noticed a car with a trail
er hooked on behind weaving down
me aisnwarr ny xeuowed the
vehicle, and sounded the siren for
the auspicious car to halt. Th
driver paid no attention to the
siren, and kept on for about two
miles. The car turned up the
Country Club drive, and the offi
cer's car started to drive up beside
them, thinking they would stop,
when one of the occupants of the
car started shooting through the
rear glass. . "...
uniei uepuiy wade McDaniel
was driving his car, and had Deputy
Jonn Keriey on the front seat, and
Deputy Max Cochran on the back.
The first bullet hit the windshield
of the officer's Car. A second
crashed through the hood, and into
the dash, almost coming through,
while a third shattered the radiator
of the car.
Deputy McDaniel said about 10
shots were fired in all from the
fleeing car. No shots were return
ed by officers. .."It all happened
so fast, we did not have a chance.
Then too, we only had pistols, and
it would have taken a heavier
weapon than that to stop the car."
The last shot hitting the car,
caused all the water to leak from
the radiator; and disabled the
The officers gave a description
by radio of the car, and the di
rection of travel.
Both police and patrol cars pick
ed up the call and started out in
search for the car.
In the meantime, the occupants
of the fleelnfl car, had unhooked
their trailler and left it in the
Ninevah section. This was found
about daylight Sunday by officers
and hauled to the police depart
ment. The general alarm was broadcast
and members of the Jackson coun
ty sheriff's department, together
with Hazelwood and Canton police,
were alerted and road blocks set up.
Shortly before midnight. Patrol
man Joe E. Murrill and Policeman
Paul Gough started out the Dell
wood road, and met a car with the
description of the hunted vehicle.
(See 5 Officers Pare 6)
These men and women were among the principal officers elected
Saturday to lead Haywood's Community Development Program as
it entered its second year. Left to right are Treasurer Jerry Rob
inson. Center Pigeon; The Rev. Mrs. C. O. Newell of Crabtree
Iron Duff, chairman; Mrs. Marvin Leatherwood of Jonathan Creek,
secretary; and Herschel Hipps of Hominy, vice-chairman, Mrs.
George Boring of White Oak, named county reporter, was unable
to appear for the picture. (Mountaineer Photo by Ingram's Studio .)
The first few days of , the 1950
Waynesville Area Red Cross fund
drive gave an optimistic outlook to
the prospects for reaching the $3,
745 goal. -
Area Drive Chairman Oral Yates
of Iron Duff this morning said the
campaign workers described public
response and enthusiasm as "far
greater than we expected."
The 1950 campaign was launched
last Wednesday morning at a kick
off meeting in. the Waynesville
Mr. Yates attributed this public
reaction largely to the work of the
organization's Blood Program:
"This program," he declared,
"apparently, has made the people
'Red Cross-conscious' to a degree
much greater than they were be
fore. "It is one one of the major fac
tors, I believe, that have caused
the people to realize how valuable
the services of the Red Cross are
in this community and the high
quality of the work the organiza
tion has performed."
Workers, assigned to specific
areas under special committees, are
making a house-to-house and business-to-business
campaign to reach
Meanwhile, the Canton area
drive opened this morning with
the objective of raising' more than
This area includes the commun
ity of Bethel and the town of
Clyde.' " .-vV:' :
Injured .... 9
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).