I This Either.
L Troutman, director of
school band was
iw:Z ctreet here this
I on me v
red: "Why were you
Ud in seeing the Waynes-fT-,
to Greensboro that
f ...... eot Champion
L Fibre Company to give
t o pay uuct --
tip i . . rnn.
rl, said: "There are
rt jsons; one, I wanted Hay-.,,,-srnted:
second. I'm in-
I h ll high school oanas.
L qharles Isley borrowed
mv instruments w u m
tiniest, and I wanted to
,terviewer stopped short,
j. "You mean some o f
'tan(j instruments were
Wajnesville in helping to
t," smiiea irouuun.
the music departments
..niiv swapping, exchang-
I working together all the
.. else do you think It
h Isley, Waynesvllle dlrect-
jing nearby, saia irom ov
Ud smile; "A big share
te is spent Dorrowmg
Le another if we didn't,
we'd never get any
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
One company distriba'cd
this circular to employres:
"Any workmeii desirlnj to
attend the death r funeral
of a relative, please oot'fy
the foreman before 10 A.M.
the day of the rame."
65th YEAR NO. 31 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON,. APRIL 27, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiei
One Killed, Two Hurt When This Plane Crashed
foot flagpole which is be-
laced at the high school
with it a lot of history, as
pole was originally used at
bran's Hospital, at the
lulphur Springs hotel, right
kid War I.
1932 the local post of the
an Licgum uuugiit
k while J. C Patrick was
lider of the local post of the
t Legion that the organ!
ght the all-metal pole-
it for cash, and a lot of
those days the sum of $5.
Stevenson, then fire chief
ity electrician here,
the pole, and it has since
it carried the colors for the
as vs KampN
. r. .:
fald not be too polite o use
he. but a well known, and
lady here in town shud-
pven hear the word ramps
per evening she prepared
pto salad for dinner, and
ft resist the urge to put In
that night she was in
fend she overheard a whis
f Hon ramps, and the whis
Ned her way.
iiny goodness," she thought,
mnk I have been eating
k that she better explain
i. i ,
f 6m.it around in converse
I' she had the "best potato
ir dinner "
f m leary of ramps, and
f's mat some of the group
flieve her yarn about the
llh" night a Wavnesville
(n his family were enjoy
let evpning at home, when
F fang, and a thirsty voice
U out of beer, how about
fr was politely told he
al Rainmaker? ;
iJennings claims that n his
tnPS to Charlno feo h
fate the trip both ways "in
ayv with the forests dry as
7".cone mentioned the
n to curb the danger of
lC0 lhf 8t10cyocrfini ..,n.
' Jennings make the trip
This is the remains of the plane William L. Balentlne was piloting last Sunday, when It crashed to
earth. Balentlne was burned to death instantly, and two passengers, Paul franklin, and Jack Kelly
escaped with minor injuries. The remains of the plane were still smoking when Bill Lindau, Moun
taineer reporter, made this picture just before dark Sunday afternoon. .
Precinct Meetings To Be
Held In Haywood Saturday
Precinct meetings will be held
at the 24 voting places of the coun
ty on Saturday, at two o'clock, it
was announced today by Mrs. Fred
Y. :, Campbell, chairman of the
Haywood County Democratic Ex
Precinct chairmen will be nam
ed during the business session at
each precinct. Other matters of
business will be the naming of
delegates to the county conven
tion which will be; held at the
court house May sixth 'at two
The registrar at Waynesvllle 3
(Aliens Creek) and - Fines Creek
(Panther Creek) will call the
meeting to order and preside until
chairman is named. Both of
new precincts In, the
these , are
f rejjern; precinct cnairmen are as i
Of Count Here
Office staffs of the district cen
sus office are pushing the tabula
tion of the 1950 census figures for
Waynesvllle and Hazelwood.
The Mountaineer learned ' this
morning from Harry Sample, dis
trict supervisor, that Washington
had requested the final figures for
the' two towns along with several
Mr. Sample did not say when
the figures would be ready, but in
dicated "in the near future".
e V.'ii ifeW'ille one. f jvid Undri.
wood; Waynesvllle '2, Lachlan
Hyatt; Hazelwood, Claude N. Al
len; Pigeon, R, B.'Sentelle; East
Fork, Bryan Heatherly; Cecil, Ken
Browning; Fines Creek one, Ray
mond McCracken; Iron Duff, Jarvis
Caldwell;' Crabtree, Gay Bradshaw;
Lake Junaluska, Bob Morrow.
Ivy Hill, Sam Queen, Jr.; Jona
than Creek, Medford Leatherwood;
Clyde, Jack West; Big Creek, Mack
Caldwell; Cataloochee, Lush Cald
well; White Oak, Gaylor Baldwin,
Beaverdam one, Watt Pless; two,
Joe Browning; three, C. E. Cole;
four, Frank Queen; five, Fred
Winfield; six, "Shorty" Wood.
Truck Hits Tree
J. F. Carson of Ashevllle star
route escaped with minor injuries
when his bread truck left US 19
23 tipar hern and crashed into a
tree shortly before 7 a.m. today.
Carson was released from Hay
Wood County Hospital after being
treated for a nose injury and a
The accident occurred about 100
yards east of 'the Waynesvine
The sheriff's department inves
.oa't work this time,"
I T.. .
'ues Jennings left for
'o'clock rain was fall-
fi Anril tl ... .
hnL iday Partly cloudy
1. . h warm
waynesville torn dp rn.
k t-r ,oy tne sff of .the
New Officers Named
By Clyde 4-H Club
Violet Lindsay was elected sec
retary and Aza Lee Farley was
named assistant secretary of the
4-H Club of South Clyde at a meet
ing held recently at the home of
The next meeting of the group
will be held Friday. April 28, ai
the home of Lou Ann and Ernest
Deputy Dies In" "
- - . ' ' :'
Funeral services will be held
Friday at Newport New, Va.. for
B. (Berry) PMt, former Hay
wood County native who served
here for many years as a deputy
Mr. Plott, who was associated
with the Newport News Shipbuild
ing Company, died In a veterans'
hospital at Richmond, Va.. at 6 p.m.
He had served with the firm
more than eight years up to the
time of his death.
Amon gthe survivors are his
wife and son, both of Newport
News; two sisters, Mrs, Edith Da
vis of Waynesvllle, Route 1, and
Mrs .Ora Mehaffey of Waynesvllle;
brother, H. H. Plott of Waynes-
ville, Route 1; and several nieces
and nephews living in Haywood
Besides serving with the sheriff's
department here, Mr. Plott had
worked in Canton and as a private
detective in the Ohio area with
the Ball and Phelps Detective
A veteran of World, War I, he
had served overseas with an Army
He had been 111 chronically with
a heart ailment for nearly three
years prior to his death, a rela
tive In Waynesvill6 said.
2 Sets Of Twins
Born At Hospital
In Four Days
Two sets of twins were born
at Haywood County Hospital
within four days this week.
That Is a record for the In
stitution, reported Admliwtrator
Lee Davis this morning. '
In all, three seta have been
born at the hospital this year
; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Campbell
of Canton, Route 1. on the night
of March 20. became the parents
of the first twins born in the
county In 1950. Both infanta
are boys. , '-.
At 10:30 p. m. Saturday, two
girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Hardy Jenkins, of Waynesvllle.
Then at about 6;30 a. m. Tues
day, Mr and Mrs. E. L. Hall
of Canton, route 2, became the
parents of a boy nd a girl... ,
' ' ' ' ' ..'"IT1 - j - t:-" . aL
Haynes Gives Up
Young Demo Post
For His Campaign
The books will open Saturday
for the registration of all voters
for the May 27 State Primary elec
Registration will be held thut
day and the two succeeding Satur
days between 9 a. m. and 6 p. m.,
In each of the county's 24 pre
cincts. The Saturday before the prlmn y
May 20 will be challenge day.
But residents of the Waynesvllle
1 and 2 precincts and of the lines
Creek 1 and 2 precincts will be
able to register on that day also.
Meanwhile, member of the Way
nesvllle Junior Chamber of Com
merce, campaigning to get every
qualified voter to cast a ballot in
every election, urged all qualified
residents of the county to register
In their home precincts.
"It's the duty of every citizen to
register and vote for this coming
Primary and" every other clec
Hon," declared John Carver, a
member of the JayCecs' committee
handling the campaign.
Construction On Park
Road Will Be Started
100 Go On
Local Lions To
The Brevard Lions will be the
guests of the Waynesvllle Lions
Program Chairman Jerry Rogers
said today the local organization's
entertaining of the visitors is part
of the exchange program being car-
ried on by the Lions Clubs.
The Waynesvllle club's dinner
meeting is set for 7 p.m. at Pal-
V. W. "Barney" Haynes, presi
dent of the Haywood Young Demo
cratic Club, has resigned from that
post, because he is a candidate for
county tax collectors ,
Mr. Haynes relinquished the of
fice as of April 22, and will be
succeeded by Wingate Hannah
Who is vice president. The
election of officers for the organ!
zatlon Is slated for next September
Mr. Haynes plans to devote all
available time to his campaign for
He is the son of Postmaster
Grover C. Haynes, and Mrs. Lillie
Weaver Haynes, cashier of the Hay
wood County bank at Clyde. He
was educated at the Clyde high
school, and Blanton's Business Col
lege, Asheville. He studied general
business and rates and tariffs in
He entered service in May 1941
and received his discharge in No
vember 1945. He served as a glider
pilot and at the time of his dis
charge was an aerial engineer on a
B-29 aircraft. He served in the
Pacific theatre, and held the rank
of Tech. Sergeant when discharged.
He is now a master sergeant in the
air force, reserve.
In the Clyde town election in
June 1949 he was elected mayor ,J.
a post he still holds. He Is a chart
er member of the Clyde Lions
Club, a 30th degree Scottish Rite
Mason, and a past master of the
(See Haynes Page 8) ,
Haywood Given A $2,500
Quota For Cancer Drive
, Campaign workers througnoui
Haywood County next Monday will
launch a drive to raise $2,500 to
This is the 1950 Cancer Cru
sade of the American Cancer So
ciety ,and the quota is the same
the county had and exceeded
last year. '
Marcus Ward, director of the
drive in. the Waynesville-Hazel-wood
area for the sponsoring
Waynesvllle Junior Chamber of
Commerce, said today the cam
paign has a double purpose:
To raise funds to combat cau
cer; , .
To educate the people to recog
ne the danger signals of the dis
In expressing the hopes of his
organization for a successful cam
paign he reminded citizens of this
"The greater part of the 1949
quota was contributed by the Can
"Yet more funds were used in
the Waynesville area for the treat
ment of cancer patients."
Aiding Mr. Ward in handling the
local campaign are Raymond Cald
well, John Carver, and Blue Rob-
t.Se! Cancer Page 8)
Approximately 100 Interested
persons went on a poultry tour
sponsored by the Poultry Commis
sion of the Community Develop
ment Program yesterday.
Van Wells of Pigeon Is chair
Others making the trip were C.
F. Parrlsh." Extension Poultry 8oe
faMst from Slate CotleJJr-Roy
S. Dearstyne, in charge f the
Poultry Department at State Col
lege; W. G. Andrews, Extension
Poultry Specialist; C. J. Maupln,
Extension Poultry Specialist; Mr.
Cosby, from the North Carolina
Department of Agriculture; W. T.
Brown, of the Gainesville, GaM
Hatcheries; A. P. Fox, Farmers
Federation Hatchery, Asheville;
and representatives of several feed
The first stop was made at
Charles Edwards' broiler house,
where the group witnessed 3500
broilers weighing approximately
2VS- pounds at the present time.
Mr. Edwards explained what he
was doing in the broiler business
and how much gain his chickens
were making per pound of feed,
and stated that he planned to
double the size of his house for
His demonstration clearly show
ed what can be done with bulH
lngs which arc already on the farm
if the Individual wishes to go Into
the chicken business at a low cost.
, The next stop was at Frank Da
vis farm in Iron Duff, where Mr.
Davis has 1000 pullets just start
ing to lay.
These pullets were raised In
range shelters, and Mr. Davis is
now completing a very economical
chicken house for his pullets
(See Poultry Page 8)
CHARLIE WOODARD has been
elected president' of the Waynes
vllle Junior Chamber of Com
merce, succeeding Lester Bur
gin. Woodard Named
Charlie Woodard was elected
president of the Waynesville Junior
Chamber of Commerce at the or
ganization's regular weekly meet
ing last Monday night.
He succeeds Lester Burgln, Jr,
The young businessmen also
elected Jim Mllner as first vice
president; John Carver, second
vice-president; Tom Ray, secretary;
Walter Franklin, treasurer: Dr.
Phil Medford, director for one
year; Marcus Ward and George
West, directors for two years; and
Ned Howell, state director,
The officers, who will head the
organization for 1950, will be In
stalled at a dinner meeting start
ing at 7 p.m. Monday at The
The actual construction of the
Park road from Black Camp Gap
to Hcintooga Overlook is expected
to start early next month.
The office of William J. Cron,
chief engineer of the U. S. Bu
reau of Public Roads at Gatlln-
burg, Tenn., guvc this forecast yes
terday afternoon in a telephone in
terview with The Mountaineer, i
Assistant Engineer Oberchaln
sold In reply to another question
that the contract for the 5.35-mlle
secondary road had been awarded
officially on Aoril 14 to the Gatlin
burg Construction Company by A.
E. Demaray, acting director of the
National Park Service at Washing,
The firm, which" will 'do the job
for an estimated $333,000 had been
announced by Mr. Cron as low bid
der after the bids were opened
March 7 ut his office.
Mr. Oberchaln explained that
the work would havi to be com
pleted within 400 days after the
formal order is Issued by the U. S.
Bureau of Public Roads.
He answered the reporter's ques
tions in the absence of Mr. Cron,
who was at Black Camp Gap at the
A Waynesvl!le'chaptero the So
ciety forlhe fTevcntTon j Cruel
ty to Animals will be organized
tonight b a meeting at the Davis
Liner MoW Sales office. 1
The session is scheduled to start
at 7:30 p.m.
The groundwork for the local
organization was laid at a meeting
last Monday at the home of Dr.
A. R. Riegg of Hazelwood, Hay
wood County veterinarian.
A group of people interested in
the welfare of domestic and other
animals heard Mrs. Hester, presi
dent of 1he Asheville ' chapter of
the SPCA, explain the details
Clyde Ray was elected temporary
president of the Waynesvllle chap
t)Wf i;t mini wwwawigwwiw
Four Haywood County school
teachers attended a meeting for
shorthand teachers of Western
North . Carolina In Asheville last
Those attending from Haywood
County were: Mrs. Ethel C- Sloan,
and Mrs. Lucy Jones from Way
nesville; Mrs. Alva Jo Carver, from
Bethel; and, Miss Claire Howell,
V. W. HAYNES, a candidate for
Tax Collector, has resigned as
president of the Haywood Young
Democratic organization, in or
der to devote all available time
, to his campaign. He is also mayor
A discussion of news photog
raphy will feature the May meet
ing of the Haywood Camera Club
President Howard Clapp said the
session would be held at the offices
of Dr. V, J. Winlnger, Waynes
ville osteopath, on Main Street,
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Arrangements are being made to
obtain a newspaper staff photog
rapher as guest speaker.
The Haywood cameramen also
are scheduled to hear a report of
last week's short course for pho
tographers held at the University
of North Carolina.
VFW To Meet
At Court House
Members of the Veterans of For
eign, Wars Post 6767 of Waynes
ville will meet at 7:30 p. rri. Monday
In the county commissioners' of
fice of the Haywood County Court
House.; . .
Post Commander Albert Mar
shall, named with other officers
for a new term, made the an
nouncement today, urging all mem
bers to attend.
Marshall, re-elected to his post,
was Installed at a recent meeting
with the other top officers of the
local veterans' organization.
The other 1950 officers Installed
were, Rufus Carswell, re-elected
senior vice-commander; Noble Gar
rett, Jr., re-elected Junior vice-corn,
mander; Roy Campbell, quarter
master; James Gardner, adjutant;
Jack Fugate, named a trustee for
a three-year term; Bill Pearson
trustee for two years; and Clifton
Shook, elected publicity and ath
The third trustee is William R
McClurc, who Is serving a one
Rev. and Mrs, M. R. William
son, Sr., left today for a visit to
points In the central part of the
state, Malcolm Williamson, Jr.,
will accompany them to Hickory,
where he will enter the Lenoir
Rhyne CHc8e speaking contest.
Apple Blossoms To Be At
Best For Next Ten Days
Spring Is definitely in Haywood's apple orchards.
Throughout the county, the apple blossoms are making their
clebuts In their snowy white dresses, with the encouragement of
the recent warm sunny weather bringing more and more blos
This week-end should find almost every apple tree in bloom,
and orchard ists said this morning they expect the peak will be
reached about Wednesday, and continue through next week-end.
The length of the blossoming season is entirely dependent
' upon the weather. 4
Last week they first started appearing, though it was a little
too cold for that sort of a costume.
But reports Indicate that the trees generally came through
the off-season wintry blasts without serious injury.
In the lowlands, things were not so good, Reports from Raleigh
were that the state's entire peach crop was heavily damaged by
the assault of the bitter weather on the orchards in tfce sand hills
Produce Market To
Open Here On Tuesday
The York and Wilson Produce
Market will open in East WeVnes
vllle on Tuesday, it was announced
today. The place is directly across
the street from Charlie's Place.
A stock of Vegetables, produce
and flower plants will be handled
WADE NOLAND IN HOSPITAL
Wade Noland, who has been in
an Asheville hospital, is now
patient at the Haywood County
J. C. PATRICK has opened the
Land O' The Sky Candy Com- "
pany, on the Balsam Road In
Hazelwood. Mr. Patrick has been
In the candy business here for
many years, and plans to have a -large
stock of merchandise tor "
the wholesale trade. The new
firm Is in the Bradley buHding,
ncxt to the L. & B. hardware
Hits 600 Acre
The land hcavist hit area in Hay
wood County by recent forest fires
covered a large area in the Dix
Latest Information indicated the
fire was now under control.
The destructive fires swept
through about 600 acres of timber
in the area, however, before the
heavy rains of the early part of
this week soaked the undergrowth
and helped smother the flames.
Reports were, however, that the
danger of fire still was acute since
the woods are still dry.
A detailed estimate of the dam
age was not available up to noon
Hot Bath Robo
Waynesville firemen, answering
an alarm early Tuesday, found the
trouble and fixed it quickly:
A hot bathrobe. ,
Fire Chief Clem Fitzgerald re
ported a light bulb left burning ac
cidentally all night in a clothes
closet Ignited the bathrobe a few
hours after daylight, sending
smoke into other rooms of the
five-room frame house.
The only damage was that sus
tained by smoke to other clothes
in the closet and the fire to the
Than Catching Fish . . .
There are three things a fisher
man must know: ,
When to go, where to go, and his
good manners. ' '
Sportsmen must get the permis
sion of property owners before
they fish in streams running
through private lands.
Officials of the Haywood County
Wildlife Club today reminded fish
ermen of this after reporting they
had received several complaints
from both sides regarding the mat
The state, they explained, stocks
all public streams with trout. But
virtually all these streams run
through private property. There
fore, fishermen, just on the basis of
good sportsmanship and courtesy
alone, should ask permission of the
property owners to allow them to
"A misunderstanding has arisen
about this matter," they said;
"Some sportsmen seem to have
the impression that they have a
right to fish in trout streams, and
See Fishermen Page 7)
(This information com
piled from Records of
. State Highway Patrol)