LOUIS ILLS Kr
' - listening to police
. it was me .,..,.. -.---rtmpnt
asking her to
and helP identify
11 - Kino hplrf Oil
.vvLd't car was re-
r jnd it was thought the
,! the same"".
! intP she had com-
duties wun f --t
then in came the report
' tv s car being shot. Then
Ce radio began to crack
tr . sotniMlnns She
father. JacK &'woou.
(ainated with the results,
.. iw Cnnriav morn-
,rt0rf to leave, Miss El-
"Gee, this real story of
is better man pic-
He Cove, N. C.
Cove. JLast saiuiuay j
;500 award for first place
ht Hid vou. know the
L was written up in a
magazine as xvom....
Noland, son of Mr, and
Reeves Noland, was the
of a dairying story In
Gentleman. The address
oland farm was given as
Cove, N. C. ...
lod County's 4-H Club boys
s are applying the final
M the district camp on the
h Test Farm in preparing
av. from 1 P. m. to 3 p. m.
p their local 4-H leaders
a Open Houses - Refresh-
course, will be served.
cek they issued invitations
me to look over their new
k not yet complete, it will
ie for the start of the sum-on.-.
pen House program is be-
in connection with the
4-H Club Week obser-
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"And what," aomeone as.kfd
the candidate, "will yoa do if
yoa art elected?"
"Good jnciousl" exclaimed
tie startled candidate, "What
will I do if I'm not?"
65th YEAR NO. 20 20 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 9, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Owners Of New Plant Here
"V - J. j
C. G. THOMPSON, president and
treasurer of the Smoky Moun
tains Fertilizer 'Company an
nounced today shipments of
"Blue Ridge Brand" Plant Food
would begin this week-end. The
plant is now making 150 tons
W. L, IIARRELL is vice . presi
dent of the firm, and Mrs.
Thompson is secretary. The
modern plant has been in opera
tion several weeks, and repre
sents an Investment of about
$150,000. (Photos by Ingram's
Oe Shipped From Modern
t Troop Put
s new Boy Scout troop
Mailed officially the night
Ponsoring Soco Gap Road
uuo today ' announced
Postponement was neces-
jause the charter for .the
not arrived in time for
I session. " ;
fj'y the charter was to be
f and the troop inducted
esuiar meeting of the
Mle, the Bonsf prs ninnnoH
m rest of thP nrioini
set for their dinner meet-
d8sie bchool according to
parks Commission Chair-
Kay and Waynesville
Patrick will be the fea
r'e Indian Pageant
construction of the Hein-
.. u e Paray will
UgW i" these talks.
rldent Fred Campbell
"farge 0f the session,
Prr , u- Bishop
Officers are continuing their in
vestigation in the case where two
law enforcement cars' were shot
here late Saturday night. , This
morning officers said ; that 'they
were working on several angles,
but did not make public any find
ings, or developments. , ; v
Two. brothers, are being held in
separate jails, ahd both have been
questioned at' length by officers.
Oliver Smith is being held In the
Swain county Jail in Bryson City,
and Jerry Smith is still in the Jail
United States Commissioner
Wade H. Noland has set Thursday,
March 16th, as the time for a hear
ing for J. V. Smith .father of the
two boys, who was arrested last
Sunday y officers, after they had
found two stills and some lipuor
near the Smith home in, Jackson
county.. Smith was lodged In the
Jackson county jail.
A car of the sheriff's department
driven by Chief Deputy Wade
McDaniel, and' a highway patrol
car, driven by Patrolman Joe Mur
rill, were damaged by bullets in
the gun battle late Saturday night.
No one was injured. The car, from
which the shooting was done, was
found abandoned on Hyatt Creek
road, and brought to headquarters
here' for use in the investigation.
The first products of Haywood's
newest industry is scheduled to
be shipped this week-end Blue
Ridge brand plant food from the
modern plant of the Smoky Moun
tains Fertilizer Company here.
The plant has been in operation
several weeks, and the "cured'
plant food of many different ana
lyses is being bagged and made
ready to go to dealers all over
C.t 0 Thompson, president and
treasurer of the firm, said produc
tion was"p tcl5& "ton er-day
and tacumes on hand lor naKing
200 tons aaiiy.
. At present the plant Is produc
ing six grades, or different ana
lyses of plant food, and proposals
are to add several others later. The
management is working closely
with all agricultural agancies as
to the fertilizer needs for Western
North Carolina crops and soils,
as the firm will specialize in serv
ing this area from Murphy to
The modern plant is 80 by 160
(See Fertilizer P. 1., Sec. 2)
To Attend State
Oral Yates of Iron Duff and Mrs
Jack West of .Clyde, will represent
Haywood county at the meeting of
the North Carolina Democratic
Executive Committee in Raleigh
this afternoon. .
Dr. Everett Jordan, State Demo.
cratlc chairman, said the session,
which will open at 4 p. m. in the
hall of the State House of Repre
sentatives, was called to fix dates
for precinct meetings T'flnd " the
county and state conventions.
Mr. Yates represents Haywood
county men as a member of the
committee, while Mrs. West repre
sents the county women.
1J. MarM, A
Wh rair and
r'ursday, continued mlH
nwd 'lightly warmer.
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Sel For E-2ay
May 7 was set for the date ot
the 20th annual Ramp Convention.
and North Carolina Secretary of
State Thad Eiire as principal speak
er by Convention officials at ajbusy
session in Canton last night.
State Auditor Harry Bridges will
be a guest.
The officers and directors made
arrangements for everything from
planning for a bigger and better
coffee pot to calling Mr. Eure long
distance to tender his speaking In
vitation. Yet, reported Convention Secre
tary C. C. Medford afterward,
there's a lot more to be done be
fore the plans for honoring the
f ragra nt mountain vegetable will
More work will be done on these
matters at the next meeting, which
was set for 7:30 p,m. two weeks
hence, which will be March 22.
With a bigger and better session
at "Black Camp Gap in sight, the
officials. In brief, planned for big
ger and better arrangements.
They expanded their family of
directors with the election of three
new ones. '
Named last night were Jimmy
Deal on of Champion Paper and
Fibre Company, and Ashevllle Ra
dio Announcers Varner and Reid
Earlier, they had named John
Boyd to the board to fill the vacan
cy created by the death of Mr.
Boyd's father owner of the field
where the convention; has been
(See Ramps Page I)
Dies In Hospital
After Illness 1
Mrs. Grace May Wagenfeld, 52,
wife of Earl C. Wagenfeld of Hazel
wood, died Tuesday morning in an
Ashevllle hospital after a short illness.'".....'
A native of Lynn, Massachusetts,
Mrs. Wagenfeld hed reslden in
Waynesville since 1932 when her
husband was transferred to the
Hazelwood plant of A. C. Law
rence Leather Company. She was a
member of the First Methodist
Church here and for twelve years
served as leader of the Waynesville
Girl Scout Troop.
Funeral services were held this
afternoon in the First Methodist
Church with the pastor, the Rev.
J. E. Yountz, oficiating. Interment
was in Green Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Claude N. Al
len, Russ Bowman, Marvin Alex
ander, Carl Swanger, Leo Martel,
L. K. Barber, and H. K. Asbed.
Surviving in addition to the hus
band are two daughters, Mrs. Rob
ert Anton and Mrs.-William Alex
ander of Canton; one son, Robert
Wagenfeld of Hampton, Virginia;
and one grandchild.
Arrangements were under the di
rection of Crawford Funeral Home.
Another Car To Be
Within a few days, another mod
ern car will be added to the Way
nesville police department.
The modern, specially built po
lice car, was ordered about 30 days
ago, and is due shortly, G. C. Fer
guson, town manager said,
The Ford is made especially for
police work, has a heavy motor,
and a lot of features that have been
designed by law enforcement of
Both cars will be used in petrol
ing the streets of the town, Chief of
Police Orvllle Noland said. The
force is now composed of six ftien.
Park Road Will Open Scenic Section
Work; To' (Start. Soon
K. Medford Buys
Spic & Span Grill
Kenneth Medford has bought
Spic and Span Grill near the Day
ton Rubber Plant, and is now the
owner-operator of the business.
Mr. Medford has been in:, the
grill business for a long time here,
and was with the Spic and Span
Grill when it first opened several
years ago. He announced that
hours would be from 6 a. nu to 1
The building and equipment has
been thoroughly gone over, after
being closed for about four weeks.
Mr. Medford has a long-term lease
on the property.
(Photo by Ingram' Studio)
FRANK M. DAVIS is seeking his
third term as a member of the
Haywood Board of County Com
missioners. ", lit formally an
nounced his candidacy today,
Iron Duff Leader
Frank M. Davis, Iron Duff dairy
man, poultry raiser, and civic and
church leader, announced today he
would be a candidate iQt a post on
erV'A. 'A'; A'A A
Mr. Davis, a 1923 graduate of
Western Carolina Teachers Col
lege, served two terms on the board
In the years before the war. He
was elected for the first time in
1932, then was named again to a
board post in 1938. ,
Active in community and coun
ty farm affairs, be is current vice
president of Haywood County Milk
Producers Association, , chairman
of the county dairy commission for
Haywood's Community Develop
ment Program, and chairman of the
Iron Duff Community Develop
ment organization's w a y s and
He also Is a past director of the
Haywood Cooperative Breeders As
sociation and past secretary of the
(See Frank Davis Page 2)
New Water Lines
To Be Installed
More water lines will soon be
installed in Waynesville.
This week, 3,000 feet of four and
six inch cast lorn pipe was unload
ed, and will be used in expanding
the water system of the town.
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said that some will probably be
used in East Waynesville, Aliens
Creek and perhaps on Balsam
Gatlinburg Firm A
Submits Low Bid Of
$333,000 For Road At
Black Camp Gap
Indications are that work will
get underway on the 6.3 miles of
Park road from Black Camp Gap
to Helntooga within thirty days.
This Is a spur leading off the Blue
Ridge Parkway, and Is a Park road,
that will open some of the best
scenic vlewa in this area.
The Gatlinburg Construction
Company submitted the low bid of
$333,000 for the construction of the
road. , .
- William J. Cron, senior engineer
for the U. S. Bureau of Public
Roads at Gatlinburg, made the an
nouncement shortly after the bids
wiirc opened In his office Tues
He added that the low bid was
"within the funds allotted for the
jod . engineer uron said that a
policy of the Bureau banned pub
licizing the estimate of the govern
mcnt for the construction costs.
The estimates constitute a ceiling
on the bidding.
A total of 12 bids were' sub'
mitt cd, and ranged from the low,
up to over $536,000. All bids were
sent to the Washington office of
the Bureau, and from there the of
ficial award of contract will be
The specifications call for com
pletion of the job within 400 days
after the, contract has been award
ed. AA:' v' ?A"--.'A--- :---'.
Another project, from Soco Can
to Wolf Laurel, and on to piack
Camp; Gnp, a diuUnce of aJSoiit 8
mtfcsrtr mm fmhmatlA "aft
early date. The right-of-way, ; was
graded from Soco to a point sev
eral miles beyond Wolf Laurel pri
or to the war. 1
Governor Given Mailbox Nameplatc
Mt. Airy Man Is
New Manager Of
James B. Childress of Mt. Airy,
recently acquired an interest in and
Set For Monday
High school students f r o m
throughout Haywood county will
became manager of Radio Station, start competing Monday morning
The post of manager became va
cant February 28 when Fred Wom
Mr. Childress, an experienced
radio executive, said today he pur
chased his Interest In the local
Mutual outlet from Holt McPher
son, Shelby newspaperman and
This, however, does not change
Mr. McPherson'g position with the
station. . .
Mr. Childress managed the 1,000
watt Station WKBC at Elkin, later
transferred to the sales depart
ment of Durham Station WDUK.
Then he "opened" WOXM of
Oxford when this outlet went on
the air on June 6 for the first time.
He was manager of the Oxford
station at the time he obtained
(See Mt. Airy Page 2)
Governor Scott Visits Iron Duff In Hay wood Tour
Members of the State Parks
Commission at their regular meet
ing here yesterday discussed pro
jects for the development of the
Park, Parkway and National For
ests in ' this and other Western
North Carolina areas.
The meeting, incidentall, came
the day after the low bidder was
announced for the construction! of
the Helntooga Ridge road to Black
Camp Gap. This project involves
a new Park road, but is not a link
tn the Parkway itself.
Charles E Ray of Waynesville,
the Commission chairman, presid
ed over the session which was at-
eral agencies and the Western
North Carolina Associated Com
munities aswell as members of
the Parks group Itself.
Committee heads reported on
projects and appropriations and
efforts generally to 'obtain funds
sufficient to complete the links of
the Parkway and improve the Park.
Commission members reported
conferences held recently with Na
tional Park Service officials in
Washington regarding concessions
on the Parkway and the develop
ment of the Park.
The Commlsison's chairman of
its National Forests Committee, R.
(See Park Group Paffe 2)
- hen Duff f'crurmf y " '
W VOTPO 100 FOP ROAD BONDS'
AA:'! ?:AC;A,rf ''? '--''H "::' A '
These residents of Iron Duff turned out with an appropriate banner to greet Governor Kerr Scott
last Saturday morning when he visited the community on his brief tour before going to the Court
House for the Community Development Program meeting. Iron Duff later was announced as runner
up in the competition during the first year of the Program. The governor presented- the second
place prize of $300 to Community Chairman J. R. Caldwell, shown in front row at right next to the
three boys. (Photo by Ingram's Studio.)
for honors in the annual soil con
servatlon speaking contest.
The competition for the county
title wilt open at 10 a. m. at the
Haywod County court house here.
Cenie Ferguson will be back on
the rostrum this time to defend
tier championship against the rest
of the county's finest young orators.
Cenie is a member of the Fines
Creek student body.
Then the western district con
test will be held at the Court
House, starting at 2 P. m, the fol
This bigger one will cover Bun
combe, Haywood, Madison, McDow-j tors will earn about $8 or $9 per
ell, Mitchell, Polk, Transylvania, day and most enumerators will be
Cherokee, Clayi Graham, Jackson, 'employed for a period of three to
Macon, and' Swain Counties.
These ."contests are part of the
state-wide competition being spon
sored by, the North Carolina Bank
ers Association. .
, District winners will compete in
trjc firials, for the state champion
A ?Sc! Speeches Page ZV- . A
Redden To Push Hard
For More Parkway Fund
Washington (AP) Rep: Redden
(D. N. C.) will press a joint House
committee to approve authorization
of expenditure of $12,800,000 for
the Blue Ridge Parkway and addi
tional money for roads and trail
ways in "the Great Smoky Mount
ains National Park.-
Redden, a member of a public
lands subcommittee, told a report
er that this group is to meet on
March 22 , with the House Public
Works Committee to start work on
public roads legislation.
He said he would push for ap
proval of the $12,800,000 for the
Blue Ridge Parkway in North Caro
lina and Virginia which he and
Senators Hoey and Graham, North
Carolina Democrats, are seeking.
The three have introduced bills to
authorize the money.
In addition, Redden said he will
seek approval for the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park In North
Carolina and Tennessee of what
ever amount the North Carolina
Parkway commission suggests as
proper for expenditure. Charles E.
Ray, of Waynesville, is chairman of
this commission. . v
A (To Date)
Injured .... 9
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).
Persons receiving federal retire
ment pay, state and local govern
ment employees, law enforcement
officers, officers of political organ
izations or persons engaged in poli
tical activity are Ineligible for em
ployment as enumerators.
The joint committee will study
proposals for authorization of ap
propriations totaling $1,000,000,000.
The proposed legislation would
amend the Federal-Aid Road Act to
(See Redden Page 2)
Governor W. Kerr Scott receives a nameplate for His Haw River
farm from William Osborne, extreme left, chairman of the South
Clyde Community Development program. Governor Scott received
the nameplate along with other gifts! here Saturday morning. This
1 picture was made as the Governor and' pfcrty visited Eliiabetb.
.XMprti"1:ltttcnir'Cw.l6ilnf p, are; iMond. I rtua la?ames; -G.
K. McClurc, president of the Tamers Federation, and L. Dale,
Thrash, highway commissioner of the' 10th district. (Photo by In- ,
gram's Studio.) -'A' .A"'- 'A-.'.. "v,'A.-
Applications for 40 census enu
merators in Haywood are now be- 1
ing taken, it was learned from Har
ry Sample, district supervisor. '
Plans are to give thlse making
applications, an examination about
March 15th at the . court house '
here. - ., --.v "--.A.--.-r v
Mr. Sample said that the applica- '
tion blanks can be secured from
Charles B. McCrary, of Fines Creek
or Mrs. J. Ray Byers, of Canton, .
or the Employment office here in
Waynesville. MrMcCrary and Mrs.
Byers have been named to head
the work of making the census in
It is estimated that the enumera-