If it goes to ronr heart it's
a success; If It goes to your
bead it's a failure.
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance 01 The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
65th YEAR NO. 38 18 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 11, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
bad bad a long
lrhr Saturday night
I5was the right thing
j I turned out to be the
-il was jum
jf tn Nonn
10 ... Ct.lnn
ber when the siren
rf the volunteer fire
JJ out of bed. into his
"f". . .nd wpnt
I Jim Service Station
.turned out to be sorae-
could be taken care of
jSes.andlt was. So
Latent back home and
f slowly slipping inro
Tober again j
siva came by the
.didnl know them from
i though ordinarily he Is
gentleman, he felt no
i, even less as thry rode a-
'Z. lauKhing loudly
jusiy In celebration of
.4 which Mr. Stovall
j.Mtlentman. Mr. Stovall
I u silence for about an
M, when human nerves
stood all it could of
u t thinii. he felt It his
Ln stop to the thing
Ibe Is alderman in charge
-vnesville Police and Fire
Vflits, and tnus toe uuvy uc
t ailed for the wagon, and
cfolks shortly afterward
it md peace and quiet
inmore in the cloudy
L Wnnlsev Heights.
Stovall. finding the local
in suitable once more to
i intn sweet slumber, al
k 1:30 A. M, the fire siren
; stovall got dressed again,
Wo his car, and sped off
ungerous blaze on Balsam
! Hal, he decided he might
tarup the rest ot tne nigm,
Thrash Gives Report
On Progress Of County
Rural Road Building
Bridge At Lake
o Be Opened At
Nine On Friday
The formal opening; of the new
555-foot bridge across the Lake
Junaluska dam Is scheduled to
be held Friday morning at nine
o'clock, Dr. F. S. IiOvc, superin
tendent of the Assembly said to
The work of building a new
bridge across the dam was start
ed several weeks ago, and is one
tdi the several projects in the
$600,000 expansion and improve
ment' programs of the Lake.
The project cost more than $13,-
JDOO. and the new structure re-
l a . . a a a A
places tne wooden oriage . duui
many years ago. .
,if Mayshower had sent
of cold muddy water rush
i (he Haywood street gut
i ' v v.', ..'.;.
grader from Central
!arjr walked slowly on the
1 with his eyes fixed on
a. He looked at the water,
i; Us shoes. After a minute
ki to temptation. He sat
it Us two books, slipped off
a, and then with the smile
fii written across his face,
M in. y
iStarted off slowly, grinning
ii to ear, and in between
f kept on splashing down
rm at yesterday's county
paring here knows a good
f keep drunk drivers on the
but in a useful manner,
,. declared the lady, who
injured by an intoxicated
r That, the rural roads
Paved by drunk drivers.
t hesitation. Distrlc
fter Dale Thrash replied
w im for that 100 per
W. . j .1 . ' .
r aaaea: "That's some
'ie Legislature, Where'!
The Waynesville American Leg
ion Post will observe Memorial Day
in solemn services at 3 P. M. May
30 at Green Hill Cemetery here.
Miles Ferguson, commander of
Haywood Post 47, said in his an
nouncement today a Legion com
mittee currently is working on the
plans fbr- the program.
, Ir connection with this, he asK-
erelatives t all deceased Ha
wood Countr vctfrna'',f ' WoraJ
War I or world war . w naj
Legion representatives of the exact
location of the veterans' graves in
the county." ' ' ' " ' '
"We've been working up a list ot
them during the past few iyears,"
he said, "but it is not yet complete.
"We are hoping' that the veter
ans' kin will cooperate with us In
He said the names ot tne aeceas-
ed veterans and me location
their graves may be given to euner
Howell Crawford, the Legion post's
graves registration officer, or to
him either, in person or py
Of Bankers' Group
' Jonathan Woody of Waynesville
is the new second vice-president
of the North Carolina Bankers As
Mr. Woody, who is president ol
the First National Bank here, was
installed with other officers Tues
Hav during the closing session of
the Association's 54th annual con
vention, which was neia at trim-hurst.
Percy Ferebea of Anarews was
named treasurer of tne assocm
Tho iwnkprs elected Garland
Johnson of Flkln as president,
f? Lot For
District highway Commissioner
Dale Thrash yesterday afternoon
gave a report indicating the state's
rural road improvement program
was proceeding steadily forward
in Haywood County.
He told the audience of more
than 250 people who crowded the
little court room in the Haywood
County Court House:
1) All the county's mud roads
in (he State system were expected
to be paved with crushed rock by
2) Other county roads totalling
12 miles would start getting black
topping in "the next week or two'
3) Road officials expected to let
other projects in the county total
ling 17.1 more miles for paving
next month or in July;
4) They hoped to open - 19.2
more miles of county roads for
paving work some time in 1951.
"We're pushing the black-topping
sentatlves from every town and
rural area of the county, "but at
the same time we are not going to
neglect these mud roads."
At the same time he urged the
people to set up "Model Miles" as
soon as their roads received black-
(See RoadsPage )
Soco'Gap Ready For BiddiB
A school bus accident Tuesday
afternoon took the life of Nancy
Caroline Sisk of RatcllfTe Cove,
a pupil in the first grade of East
Waynesville School. The lit
tle girl had become seven years
old only 15 days before.
Life In School
Little Nancy Carolyn Sisk, 7-year-old
first grader of the , East
Waynesville school, died in the
Haywood county hospital 30 min
utes after being hit by her own
school bus Tuesday afternoon, in
front of her home on the State
Test Farm road.:
Mrs. Joseph H. Sisk, mother of
the little irl, was sitting on her
front porch and witnessed the
The school bus, -with some 45
pupils aboard, stopped in front of
the Sisk home, and let off Nancy
Carolyn and a first cousin, a boy
(See Child Killed Page 6)
nd StovaU's Five
f ' joining fnM-
ffc, t ' twivi-a TT it'll
file parking space
W?. 36 more cars in the
i district, ..
. ""fers this
H w clearina thp 1 SA-hv.
C ioining the basement
i "Wra na VI j r
--- rivp jinn i pit.
owned by Mr. Stovall,
Way "-Partly cioudv
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59 . .03
The piricb of the railriad Btrik4
was felt ' here, as freight trains
were reduced from six a day to
two. The ' local freight office was
closed today, with hopes of having
it re-opened by Friday morning,
Offices' In Canton, Hazelwood
and Sylva were open and carrying
on business under the curtailed
J. G. Terrell, freight agent, and
employee of the Southern for 49
years, went to the depot as usual
this morning, on his own time, and
let people have freight.
Negotiations were underway at
noon today to get officials in Ashe-
to re-open the Waynesville office
by Friday morning. Mr. Terrell
said that considerable freight was
on hand, and that the one local
freight train daily was bringing a
bout fifty per cent the normal a-
The embargo on receiving freight
to local points was lifted this morn
ing, with the understanding there
might be a delay in the shipment.
A limited number of train crews
in the AsheviUe division were
working, and handling trains.
A check with the post Office
showed that mail schedules were
not affected locally by the strike,
as all mail is received here by bus
arid special mail trucks. There was
a notice of delay in arrival of some
mail from distant points, but the
local mail schedules are not af
Two Injured As
Brakes Fail V
Go To Jury '
Indications at noon today were
that the $25,000 damage lawsuit
which got underway in Civil Court
here Tuesday morning would go to
the Jury sometime late Friday.
Mrs. C.. J. Roece brought the
damage suit against John Belk,
and R. S. Scott, owners of the
Belk-Hudson building for alleged
damages resulting from construc
tion dono by the defendants in en
larging their building about 18
The damages Wjere said to have
occurred on the jointly-owned wall
between the two buildings.
The case is being tried before
Judgo Zcb V. Nettles, and the first
day was spent In drawing a jury,
and reading into the record vast
details of deeds and descriptions
of the property.
Most of the testimony has been
given by building contractors, in'
spectors and architects, Who gave
technical versions of their findings,
and methods of repairs together
with estimates of costs. Testimony
has been so technical that only
six to 12 spectators have attended.
Mr. Thompson, contractor, was
testifying when court recessed for
lunch at 12:30 today. ;
Judge Nettles has told lawyers
that no other cases would be tried
this week, and the two-week term
will be resumed Monday.
, Lawyers for Mrs. Keece are
Morgan. and Ward, and George 11
Ward.. The lawyers for the defend'
anls are W. C. Meeklns, and Wil
liam Mcdiord. . .
Honor Students At Waynesville High
"rf9'- 'at t
" . ' p- lav
Nancy Lou Floyd
Miss Nancy Floyd, daughter of
Mr, and Mrs. Roy Floyd of Lake
Junaluska, is the salutatorian of
the Waynesville High School.
Miss Floyd has obtained the
average of 97.32 through her four
years of High School at Waynes
vllle High School.
She is the vice-president of the
Masque and Gavel Society and has
received the1 chapter star award
from the Masque and Gavel Soci
She is also a member of the Tal
ly-Ho Club and historian for the
Alpha-Omega Bible Club.
She was first place winner In
- (See Miss Floyd Page tt "
NAkaMKa . I
Miss Beatrice Elaine Francis
Miss Elaine Francis. 17-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Harley
Francis, of Waynville, is ' th
valedictorian of the 1950 Waynes
ville High graduating class.
She has as her average 97-35
from the freshman year through
the senior year. v
Besides keeping this high schol
astic standing she has been very
active in the various clubs, organ
izations, and societies.
Miss Francis was the District
Winner of American Mutual Life
Insurance Company Safety contest,
and also of the Triangular, High
School Debate. ;
(See Miss Francis Page 6
Two circus workers were injur
ed early yesterday when their big
truck-trailer ran off the Soco Gap
highway at the foot of the mount
ain after careening down the road
without brakes nearly all the way
from the Gap.
. Jake Crane, reported still In
critical 'condition at Norburn Hos
pital in AsheviUe today, suffered
a back injury when he was struck
by the trailer when he attempted
to throw a block under the wheels
to slow down the truck's wild des
cent down the mountain.
Deputy Sheriff Max Cochran said
Crane apparently was struck in the
back by part of the trailer.
, The driver, Howard Conner, was
treated at Haywood County Hospi
tal for a bruised foot and minor
lacerations and released.
; The officer said Conner, a resi
dent of Miami, Fla., stayed with
the truck as it left the road at the
oot of the mountain and ran into
Jpper Jonathan Creek Just above
the road to Cataloochee Ranch.
The truck, carrying up to three
tons of equipment for the Bier and
Barnes Circus, was travelling east
when the accident occurred.
The deputy quoted the driver as
saying the brakes failed and the
universal joint broke shortly after
the truck started down the mount-
lain at Soco Gap.
Model Planes Popular Hobby Here
i ,V . If
Final check by Tommy Norris,
head of the Spread-Out Flying
Association by acclamation, finds
the model plane in good shape.
Any Sunday when the weather is
fair, Waynesville xownsnip man
School's empty fields lane on me
atmosphere of a miniature m-
Planes sport models, Btunt
craft,- speed ships ue ou . au
land without their pilots, and fly
for hours, sending up the cheetful
humming of a million nappy Dees.
The boys responsible for all this
flvino are the members of the
Snread-Out Flying Association.
M 9 rN..a
"We named it tne &preaa-uui
Association." explains , J. ommy
Norris, 21 - year - old recognized
though admittedly unofficial head
of the organization, "because we're
sDread out all over town
Right now, there are 13 active
members in the organization which
doesn't have an official basis at the
moment, but will have this sum
mer. Tommy explained that it was of
ficially organized with all the trim.
mings last spring, but many of the
(See Flying rage
By MRS. GEORGE BORING
Sarri Lcdford offered land last
Saturday night for the location of
a White Oak community center,
and the residents of the community
voted to use their $200 Program
prize money to help finance the
construction of the building.
Mr, Ledford made his offer and
the residents accepted it during a
busy Community Development
meeting which attracted at least 44
White Oak people.
Roe Ledford, Bryan Messer, and
George Boring then were named to
a building committee to canvass
the community soon for donations
to supplement the prize money for
the center's construction.
The community received the
cash prize last January for placing
third in the county-wide commun
ity improvement competition for
In other business, Mrs. Boring
read a letter from Haywood County
Librarian Margaret Johnson, in
regard to the proposal to have the
Bookmobile visit White Oak this
summer. I he audience expressed
favor unanimously tor the propos
Plans were made also for the
community to enter the county
wide Handicraft Exhibit at the
Waynesville Armory and take part
(See White Oak Page 6)
"Red" Parham, one of the most
active members of the Waynes
ville club, fills the tank just be
fore the takeoff as a friend
Work Of Movie Cameramen
The 'camera crew of 20th Cen
tury-Fox here to make shots ' for
"I Climb the Highest Mountain"
have run Into "foul weather" for
their movie-making In Barber's
The crew, however, have enjoyed
their stay at the Waynesville
Country Club. They have kept a
longing eye on the golf course, but
had to work when weather permit
ted, and when not working, could
not piay goit.
The schedule called for comple
tion of the making of the local
scenes here today, but showers
during the mid-morning perhaps
means the crew will be here for
Several more days. ,!, : . "
The crew came here about ten
days ago, and have made their
headquarters at the Country Club,
even using the Club for their
make-up department, and utilizing
Mrs. Warren Ellcr, whose husband
owns the club, as hair stylist.
Miss Susan Hayward will be the
star in the picture, and further
filming will be made in northern
Georgia, starting May 18th. The
pictureaccording to J. C. Behm,
production manager in charge,
will be released about November.
Grasses Being Planted
In Pisgah For The Deer
Roads Bureau To
Receive Bids At
Gatlinburg June 7
Plans for building the Parkway
section linking the Soco Gap high
way to Helntooga ridge will take
a big step toward actual construc
tion on June 7.
At 1.30 p.m. on that day, sealed
bids will be received at the Gat
linburg, Tenn., office of the U. S.
Bureau of Public Roads on the six
mile Parkway project.
The road will run from State
Highway 293 at Soco Gap to Heln
tooga Ridge where it will tie in
with the Park road right-of-way
running from that point to Black
The Gatlinburg Construction
Company Is expected to start work;
on building the Park Road some
time within the next few w,eeks. '
The Bureau of Public Roads ant
nounced recently the details re
garding the receiving of bids for'
the construction of the sections ot
the Parkway In this area. r
This project is labelled officially:
as Project 2Y4-2Y5. Section 2YS
"begins at Soco Gap . . . and ends'
at Wolf Laurel Gap at which point
Project 2Y4 begins." ;
The latter project, says the Bu-
reau s announcement, is an "en
tirely new location offering superb
views of the Balsam Mountains." ?
It extends from Wolf Laurel Gap
to Black Camp Gap. :
When the Park road and these'
two Parkway sections are com.'
pleted, motorists will be able to
drive a fraction over 11 miles of
high-level highway offering some
of the most beautiful views in the
eastern United States.
The project covering tha . sec-,
tion .from Soco jGap to Wolf Laur
er. Gap -includAa lh placing of
base course, bituminous surface
treatment, sloping and, seeding.
This section was graded before the
war.' . w
The announcement regarding the
receiving of bids on the two Park
way sections followed by less than
two weeks the awarding of the Park
road contract to the Gatlinburg
firm. . :, '
Bids on the construction of the
five-mile Park road were opened
at Gatlinburg on March 7.
The construction company will
have 400 days In which to complete
this project after the Bureau is
sues the formal work order. This
order was expected to be Issued
The completion of these three
sections will give Waynesville an
other direct connection with scen
ery unsurpassed in beauty any
where in the United States.
Areas In Pisgah National Forest
are being cleared and planted for
the deer of the forest.
The program, it was learned
from Charles W. Coffin, wildlife
specialist, is to replant pastures
and clearings in the Forest for the
deer. Orchard grass, ladino clover,
fescue and rye grass are being
planted on the plots which average
about 50 acres each.
Deer must have clearings in the
forest, and need a certain amount
of grass, Mr. Coffin said.
The program is designed to pro
vide better feeding facilities for
the herd of deer which roam the
It was estimated that the herd
consisted of about 3,000 prior to
last fall's hunt.
The deer of Pisgah came through
the winter in excellent condition,
due to the mild weather, and am-
1 pie food supplies. ' r;. i
In Iron Duff
The Iron Duff 4-H Club has fin
ished setting a one-half acre field
in onions. The Community Develop?
ment Program in cooperation with
the churches of the community
have sponsored the Lord's Acre
project in the club.
The proceeds from the sale of
the crop will be divided between
the Antioch Baptist Church and
Davis Chapel Methodist Church.
Poppy Day Will
Memorial Popples will be sold
on the streets of the community on
National Poppy Day, Saturday. May
13, acording to Mrs. Howell Craw
ford, president of the American
The poppies will be sold by
members of the Auxiliary and all
contributions will go into the re
habilitation and child welfare fund
of the Legion and Auxiliary.
Poppies to be distributed have,
been made at Veterans Hospital
Register, Or You Can't Vote
If you don't register, you might
as well go fishing May 27.
- Haywood County Elections Board
Chairman Crom Cole today again
pointed out that you have to regis
ter in your proper precinct before
you can vote In the coming State
Primary. ; 1
At the same time, he urged
everyone to register.
No one will be allowed to regis
ter ' after May 13, the charlman
slated.- . -'
All voters In South Ward of Way
nesville and Fines Creek precincts
must re-register In order to vote
in the primary.
It Is not necessary to register
again in any of the other precincts
if your have previously registered.
Saturday, May 20, is challenge
day. '': "' A 7
If yqu've lived In your precinct
for at least four months before
the date of the election, you are
entitled and have a duty as a
citizen to register for the election.
And if you are registered, you can
vote on May 27--but only If you
If you've come from another
courity, however, within the four
months before the date of the elec
tion, you will not be able to regis
ter.. If you've been living in a pre
cinct less than four months prior
to the election, you'll have to
register and vote in the precinct
where you lived just before you
Among other things, the state
law says you:
Have to be at least 21 years old
to register or vote; If your 21st
birthday comes on or before the
Saturday Is The Last Day To Register For The May Primary
date of the next general election
(November 7) you can register
and vote now: , .
, Must have been living in North
(See Election Page 6)
Injured .... 14
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)