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63th YEAR NO. 23 12 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 20, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
.i munty Community
ot Program tournament
Ldavthe nnual Hay
ftenior 4-H Club
,t opens. .
. . extension of the
fk. Waynesville - Bethel
ol girls- feud in next
tests The enUre start-
of fines wees mu
... i u irls So are
t are -
Owl's stars. -
as Comes But
Year, It Says
InHar savs there are only
L. h till Christmas.
Lt v dence iuuiw;
ct imp is still going on
today, a man came into
l,inT office and paw
L,ith i $5 bill. -
Lms. the face of the note
Ly red seal with golden
U Friday. Mrs. Marx
of Ratcliffe Cove receiv-
Christmas present irom
Be That Did
Lake Rave up a six and
bound bass last Wednes-
m to Tom Campbell, jr.,
fcvllle. after a brief strug-
11 hooked it while fish-
tut 15 feet of water in the
Wahala loop. : .
thnlcal details, he gave
i using a one-half ounce
n HDH tapered fly line
kiEht-pound leader,, and
hook with a night crawl.
eight of this . specimen.
bsilred 23 Vt inches In
strictly official. The men
pat dock weighed It, then
1 , . t , L lit.
B uamei, w ay nesvuie
st, checked the weight
ck man declared only one
is caught this year was
an Tom's, and that one
My a few ounces more
lade his catch at about 10
inder clear, sunny skies
tr was dingy at the time,
were only a few ripples
long its surface.
joy was not entirely un
feek before, he had helped
ithe rules for the Haywood
wild Life Club's fishing
them is that the contest
on April 1.
T is that fish cannot be
m the contest any later
ee days after they are
Pushing 'Greater lunaluska' Campaign
Commissioner L. Dale Thrash Announces
;::lii!fili' K ' V Y -I
;,S-:& ' J
I -v ' A
.l I Li
Frank Ferguson Named
oard GI Election Oead
These men are heading the "Greater Junaluska" campaign which
will open In the Waynesville district with a dinner meeting here
Wednesday night at 6:30. Some 200 Methodist laymen of the dis
trict, together with civic leaders of this community will hear de
tails of the campaign from these leaders. Bishop Harrell is bishop
of this district, Mr. Wells Is manager of the campaign to raise
$600,000 for expanding facilities at Lake Junaluska. Hugh Massle
is chairman in charge of arrangements for the meeting Wednesday.
The Bloodmobile will pay its
second visit of 1950 to the Waynes.
ville area tomorrow when it stops
at the Hazelwood Presbyterian
Church to accept contributions for
the Asheville Blood Center.
Members of the special Hazel
wood Boosters Club committee
meanwhile were completing ar
rangements today for the registra
tion of as many volunteers as they
could find, , .;. :
They have been working trenu
ously for nearly a month in efforts
to top the volunteer-registration
of last January 31 which set a re
cord of 123 prospective donors.
Mrs. Charles E. Ray, Jr. and her
fellow Waynesville area Rad Cross
chapter Gray Ladies will be work
ing again to make the volunteers
as comfortable as possible.
The donor room will open at 10
A. M. and will stay open through
the afternoon as long as volun
teers keep coming. '
The tentative closing date is set
for 4 P. M., but officials said that
the room would stay open for men
and women who are unable to
come there during those hours
The Boosters Club, headed by
President Rudolph Carswell, is
sponsoring this latest visit of. the
Bloodmobile. " '
Methodist laymen and church
officials will meet Wednesday to
hear reports on the details of the
Lake Junaluska Assembly (600,
000 expansion program.
The Rev. Coston J. Harrell of
Charlotte, bishop of the Method
1st Church's western area, called
the dinner session.
W. Hugh Massle of Waynesville,
a member of the Assembly board
of trustees, said more than 200
persons are expected to attend
the meeting, including five trust
ees.'' ," ,"
He added that other church de
nominations are expected to par
ticipate in the expansion pro.
gram, in view of the location of
the- -Methodist Assembly. , :
verihg: 39 Miles Set
Man Of Year Receives Award
Out Of Race
Haywood county is scheduled to
get 39.3 miles of secondary roads
paved in the second letting, It was
learned from Commissioner L.
Dale Thifish this week.
Contracts for 12 miles were let
several weeks ago, and now 20
projects are scheduled to be let
In the second phase of the work.
The two groups of contracts will
give Haywood 51.3 miles under
Frank A. Fersuson. Waynesvilln construction, as provided in tne
attorney, Roy Haynes of Clyde, and Sta,e 200 million dollar rural road
Glen Boyd of Jonathan Creek muke program
up Haywood County's board of Commissioner Thrash said the
elections for the new year. I second prase of the work will In
The State Board of Elections elude .the following 20 projects.
last Saturday named the three to and the mileage as Indicated:
replace the entire incumbent Dutch Cove ........... ....;......., 0.6
membership of Chairman Jerry Dutch Cove 2.3
Rogers of Waynesville, ' Claude Hannah Cove
Williams of Canton, and J. A, Qucentown
Singleton. Center Pigeon
Ferguson and Haynes are the Henson Cove
Democratic members of the new Rhodarmer
board, and Boyd is the Republican Lake Logan (Sunburst)
AnMD.n4Dttu. ! .Tl u U :i! V
IvflVAIUIUTW. . .IllUCVail ........ifC
The Haywood County Democratic McClure
Executive Committee had recom- Coleman Mountain
mended the re-appointment of iron Duff
Rogers, and the appointment of C. Crabtree
E. Cole of Canton as the party's old Crabtree .
representatives, , . Hyder Mountain
The county Republicans had re- Thompson Cove
commended Mr, Singleton and Thickety
BRYAN MED FORD has formally
Withdrawn from the race for re
election alt Register of Deeds, a
place he has held for, the past.
eight years. Mr, Medford said he
was just not making, the race,
and would decide as to his plans
for the future before his present
term expired on December first.
F Justice, 75-year-old Pi
pshlp farmer, today f orm
pneed he is candidate
f'aiuon on the Haywood
pro 0f Education.
pee, a veteran of the
perican war and Phllip
Rection, is active In the
pus community and is a
1 currently aiHlno in th
the Center Pigeon Com-
pveiopment Program or
Fve in cluh wnrW , i.
F of the York and the
re oodies of the Masonic
i --. c w&cb piirv in
h, the Haywood-Jack-
Fox Hunters Associa-
InJ r . onday. showers
M Tr, , 8 cooler Mon
g Tuesday air and Cool
. , - . ... j ... .
Fifty-five young widows and
207 children under the age of
18 years in Haywood County re
ceived federal social security
benefits in the fear which ended
last June 30. f
The Asheville office of the
U. S. Social Security Administra
tion announced the figures this
week. . V
The young widows who were
beneficiaries received an aver
age $18.71 per month, while the
children received an average
$12.29. .':' . -.:
The widows' '. average was
$1.57 higher than the average
monthly payment for the 17
county area served by the Ashe
ville office. The average pay
ment to- the "children also was
higher than the regional aver
age for this section, which was
$10.77 per month. : V
Joy Rhodes, 16-year-old Edney
ville High School junior, will rep
resent Western North Carolina in
the finals of the State Soil Conser- j
vation Speaking Contest.
Miss Rhodes, who finished third
in her Henderson County contest
last year, topped four other west
ern county champions Friday, af
ternoon in- the district elimina
tions which were held in the Hay
wood County Court House.
She was awarded the top prize
of a $50 U. S. Savings Bond offer
ed the district winner by the North
Carolina Bankers Association. .
Joe Davis of the First National
Bank of Waynesville presented
the award after the judges an
nounced their decision,
Worth Palmer, 17 - year - old
Hayesville High School senior, and
western district champion in 1948
and 1949, finished second and was
awarded a $25 bond. He was run
nerup for the state championship
Mr. Davis, In announcing the
winner, quoted the Judges as say
ing this was the closest contest
they had ever been in the position
AH five contestants, including
Haywood County's champion, Cenie
Ferguson of Fines Creek, made it
tough for the Judging tribunal of
John Nesbift, Dr. C. N. Clark, and
Mrs. T L. Gwyn, all of Waynes.
ville, by the excellence of their
deliveries and the evidence of the
preparation they 'put into their
work. , ' ''
Miss Rhodes and Mr. Palmer de
livered their, speeches again later
in a radio broadcast over Station
Camera Club To
Elect Officers ,
The recently-organized Haywood
County Camera Club will meet at
7:30 P. M. Tuesday at the Court
House to elect permanent officers
and adopt a constitution and by
The session was announced today
by Howard Clapp, temporary chair
man of the photographers' 'organi
Political Observer In Raleigh Says
'U. S. Senatorial Race In
Haywood Is Complicated'
Bob York, student at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, spent
the week end at home.
Mrs. C. J. Iteece and son, Jeff,
spent a few days last week with
the former's sister, Mrs. Harry
Shumaker, In Clinton, S. C.
Special Edition To Be
Published On Thursday
The special edition, f"50 Years of Pregress'? will be published
in the regular Thursday edition of The Mountaineer. .
The staff and mechanical department have been putting the
finishing touches on the edition, which will be 4$ pages of tabloid
size, with the cover in two colors.
, A large number of pictures made back many years ago to
gether with articles taken from the files of this paper in the early
lSOO's will be featured in the edition. a
Staff members have prepared special articles for the edition,
and a number of illustrations of past and present styles and trends
-are given.. : '
There will be no increase in price for this edition. Due to
the large size, only a limited number of extra copies were printed.
Those wanting extra copies should buy them Immediately.-
Problems To Be
Miss Madeline Tripp, associate
In the , division of instructional
service of tho N. C. Department of
Public Instruction, tomorrow and
Wednesday will survey . the pro.
blem of Haywood County's school's.
She will work with Mrs. Lucy
Jones and Mrs. Alice p. Brown, the
Haywood County school supervis.
ors, surveying all phases of instruc
Miss Tripp also will check some
of the county's elementary schools
to determine the extent of stand
ardlzatlon in instruction they main
. ; 0.8
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The news of Waynesville's new
dog ordinance was greeted with
special Joy on Trader Street.
The Haywood County Health
Department last weekend report
ed the problem of the strays was
particularly acute in that area.
A public health nurse said of the
many complaints stimulated by the
apparently v homeless and hungry
pooches nearly half of them came
from Frazier Street residents. '
"One woman," she said, "report
ed that she had seen a pack of 25
dogs roaming the neighborhood,
upsetting garbage cans and gene
rally creating a nuisance the other
The Department reminded dog
owners of the Public Health law
which says, In effect: all dogs must
bear tage showing they have been
inoculated against rabies. Other
wise, authorities can destroy them!
This law doesn't forbid dogs
from roaming around in packs, of
course. -. , - , . .
But the new town ordinance Is
breaking this up. .
;The act provides that all dogs
unaccompanied by their owners
will be picked up by authorities
That applies to any stray
whether he s . . been inoculated
against rabies or not. , s
RICHLAND GARDEN CLUB TO1
The Richland Garden Club .will
meet at 12:30 P. M. Thursday with
Mrs. Aaron Prevost.
. .-. i , - ' ':
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Massle and
sons, Stanford and Tommy, and
Mrs. Bonner Ray, returned Satur
day after a ten-day visit to Florida
Political observers in Raleigh are
keeping sharp eyes on Haywood
County In this current senatorial
Lynn Nesbltt, veteran capital
reporter for the North Carolina
Association of Afternoon Dallies,
reported the background for this
unique Interest in a recent column.
The column appears in afternoon
newspapers throughout the state.
Here's what Mr. Nesbltt had to
say on the matter:
BATTLEGROUND-As the sen
atorial campaign moves along there
will be many communities with
sharp division in sentiment.
One of the hardest fights will be
In Haywood County.
Next-door neighbor to Bun
combe, home of Bob Reynolds,
Haywood gave him better than two
to one over (Cameron) Morrison in
1932, and better than five to one
over Frank Hancock in 1938.
' Reynolds' folks claim Haywood
"belongs" to them. This time there
Senator J. M. Broughton picked
Richard Queen as his secretary,
and Senator Frank Graham con
tinued him in that position. So
Graham folks assert claim to the
county. " i
Mrs. Willis Smith (wife of the
third candidate for the Democratic
nomination) was Dolly Lee, daugh
tr of the late W. T. (Tom) Lee,
many years chairman of the corp
oration commission and a political
power throughout the West.
Her family is still to be reckon
ed with in every campaign.
Therefore, the smith folks say
Haywood "belongs" to them.
It is doubted that any cotnpar
able area in the State will be the
scene of a harder scrap, with as
many cross currents of family
connection and political factions,
as Haywood County,
That sentence concludes Mr.
Nesbitt's reference to Haywood.
Other members of the Lee fami
ly here are Tom Lee and his
brothers. R. L, and Capt W. H.
Lee, returned Navy veteran who
twice was decorated with the Navy
Cross for his distinguished service
in World War I.
Lake Junaluska .................
In the district. Some 687 miles
of secondary roads will be paved
under the first and second phases
of the program In the 14 counties
making up the tenth district,
Commissioner ; Thrash already
has let to contract 182 miles of
bond money, roads during January!
and February, Bids will be asked
for additional inller -in the March
letting rounding out the 264.4 miles
which constitute the first phase of
the division's paving program.
Work will begin later in the
spring on Yi additional 422.55
miles of paving In the western
Announcement of the individual
road selections in the Tenth Divi
sion already has been made in 14
county meetings held during the
last two months. Commissioner
Thrash said that weather condi
tions and other factors will de
termine how much of this program
is finished during the 1950 paving
The Tenth Division has concen
trated on its stabilization program
during the winter months while
plans were being made for the
paving program, .
The $200,000,000 bond issue pro
gram will move Into high gear all
over the state when the paving sea
son opens this spring.
At right, Lions Club president Dick Bradley presents Charles E.
Ray, Jr., of Waynesville with the. plaque symbolic of recognition as
The Man Of The Year in the Waynesville area for 1949, as Mrs. '
Ray watches. tThe ceremony took place during the Thursday night
meeting of the Waynesville Lions Club, which sponsored the poll
of the area's civic club representatives to determine the winner.-'
. ; V V (Photo by Ingram's Studio.
Charles Ray Presented r
With Man Of Year Award
C. II, Jourdan, engineer under
the Division of Operation of
Plants for the State Board of Edu
cation, arrived here today to start
checking the heating units of Hay
wood County schools.
He will visit all schools which
have central heating plants, and
will make recommendations on
methods which will save fuel and
on the economical and efficient
operation of the heating systems in
Tuesday Is First
Day Of Spring,
Really It Is
Throw another log on the fire,
for tomorrow is the first day of
spring.'.. . ,' ;.:,-NU"l':
Mother Nature spparenUridt
her calendar as she fixed t op
things for the advent of the sea-,
son of the birds, the bees, young
love, and politics. But it still
goes, anyway. '
One pigeon was worried to
death. She'd taken off from Key
West last week and her husband
had promised he'd be right be
He didn't arrive, however, un
til late this morning, and when
asked by his irate w spouse what
happened, replied: '
"Well, I got ice on my wings'
over Soco Gap and had to walk
the rest of the way." '
Meanwhile the boys and the
girls were tentatively nlbbllnr
their vitamin pills, and consider
ed themselves lucky at that,
- Even as recently as 20 years
ago, they'd be taking their sul
phur and molasses to ward off
the evils that are associated with
the spring season.
"Who said those were the 'good
old days?' " one youngster asked
thoughtfully, "Must have been
somebody with a bad memory."
C. Of C. Directors
Will Meet Tonight
The directors of the Chamber of
Commerce will meet tonight at
7:30, it was announced by James
L. Kilpatrick, president. ?
The board is composed of 24
members, representing every phase
of business and civic life of the
Bill Rlcheson left today to 're
sume his studies at the University
of North Carolina after spending
the week end with his mother, Mrs.
L. M. Rlcheson.
'Dr. Tom' Honored On
78th Birthday Last Saturday
DR. TOM STRINGFIELD
Charles E. Ray. Jr., merchant,
engineer, civic leader, public serv
ant, and happily married husband,
last Thursday night accepted the
Lions Club award of 1949-Man of
the Year "with a feeling of deep
appreciation and humility;"
This' humble note came in his
address, otherwise spiced with gen
tle wftyand humor, tttat followed
his acceptance. Qkjthc; Mn of, th!
Year plaque from Lions President
The presentation o the plaque,
symbolic of the honor, was the
feature of .'the annual program
which was initiated ;last.' spring
when County Agent "Wayne Cor
penlng Was awarded .the 1948 title.
Joe Palmer," chairman "..of,,-ihe
Club's Bpecial projects coMrrfjtctee
which sponsored the j?lpJothe
selection; of .The .Mardnlrcduspd
Mr. Ray taJhP&iCrab
" But before 'that? Club -Program
Chairman Jerry Rogers presented
Mrs. Ray, the woman behind The
Man of the Year, with an orchid
corsage, and her husband with a
red rose.r' '
In his address, Mr. Ray,-chair-.
man of the State Parks Commission
and past president of the Waynes
ville Rotary Club, paid tribute to
the men who had worked to make
Waynesville ; grow. He mentioned
by name Dr. Tom Stringfield, who
was mayor of Waynesville when
Main Street was "taken out of the
mud," as he put It; Mr. Killian,
who helped put in the first elec
tric lights the town ever had;.B.
J. Sloan; Ernest Withers, Frank
He named Jonathan Woody, cur
rent president of the First Nation
al Bank of Waynesville, for his sup
port of the county's agricultural
program in cooperation with. Mr.
And he paid his respects to the
county agent for his contributions
to the civic life of the town and
the county as a whole.
Mr. Ray was selected for, the
honor by a secret ballot in , which
representatives of the Lions Club,
Rotary Club, Waynesville . Elks
Lodge, Hazelwood Boosters Club,
the Waynesville Junior Chamber
of Commerce, the Haywood County
Ministerial Association, and the lo
cal posts of the Veterans of For
eign Wars and the American Le-
(See Charles Ray Page 1)
Dr. Tom Stringfield, probably the
oldest life-long resident of Waynes
ville, observed his seventy-eighth
birthday on Saturday.
Un celebration of the occasion he
was honored at a party given Sat
urday evening with his daughter,
Mrs. Carl Hill, as hostess at his
residence on Walnut Street.
Around forty relatives and close
friends called and a large birthday
cake was cut. - Arrangements of
jonquils and forsythia were Used
in decorating. .
Dr. Tom, as he is known through.
out the county, is the son of the
late Col. William W. and Mrs.
Maria Love Stringfield, and is a
descendant of pioneer families of
He attended Old Trinity college,
now Duke University, when it was
located in Randolph County and
went with the college when It was
(See Dr. Tom Stringfield Page 4) S
' (This Information com
piled from .Records of
State Highway Patrol).