Sprint b the wiiwa when
the amateur gardener sUi U
paying- a high price tor
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Lvresville National Guard
iSrted. with a snappy
weekend: "All present
I fnr but one."
if;nV. in civilian lan-
rn authorized strengin
Iticers and enlisted men,
tZ. hi on the roster. .
Jteer-you. you, you, and
ut nay you can possibly
t drilling- two hours In a
f i- ?50. That's base
ial Guard recruit,
jot stripes, or some brass,
J your time is consider
rtviluable. the Army says
j pays accordingly.
incidentally, is what
Army recruit would get
M , full day, , not just
Ully. the shooting Is go
Urt for the boys in the
,ooMay-7 and 28. mean
;n go through target prac
knutols. rifles, and car-
C the range at Camp Hope
63th YEAR NO. 39 8 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNES VILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 15, 1950
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countie
af the five top prizes in
Haywood County Fu-
omemakers of America Dress
went to the host mes
Hteh School girls. :
,ville and Crabtree-Iron
-iris divided the two other
fM evenly. ,
t Ferguson, showing she
indie a sewing machine as
she handles a basketball,
individual honors, winning
tm In two events.
Fines Creek High School
Ws lounging costume and
ij gown were judged the best
liU Trantham woii the other
(ice for the host school with
W dress design.
;ine Medford of Crabtree
ft won the top honors In
ktool clothes class, while
Ii Carver of Waynesville
in the best creation In
clothes. : "
six of the county's high
i were' represented, in the
sing the vent ,weri Mlss.ylary
i county home demonstra
kent; Miss Jean Childers, as-
eounty home demonstra'
:ent; ait! Mrs. Ed Sims.
in the Review ended, the
Creek FHA girls, directed
p.T. D. Brummitt, entertain
visiting girls with a tea.
event was held in the Home
pelma Carver, Waynesville
Ports Hyatt, Bethel. ; -
My oJ Russell, Fines Creek.
,Masine Medford, Crabtree
pine Messer, Waynesville.
Mara and Betty Branson,
Heads Clyde LionsLocal Scenes
For Movies v
To Be Made
Family In Japan
THE REV. W. T. MEDLIN is the
new president of the Clyde Lions
Club. He was named to succeed
Grover Haynes for the new club
year at the regular semi-monthly
dinner meeting last week.
The Rev. W. T. Medlin, pastor of
the Clyde Methodist church, was
elected president of the Clyde
Lions Club at the organization's
regular supper meeting in the
church last week.
He succeeds Grover Haynes, who
became the Clyde club's first presi
dent after it wag organized last
The Rev. D. D. Gross, pastor of
the Clyde Baptist church, was
named first vice-president; and
Jack Medford, second vice-president;
Sidney Haynes, third vice-
(See Clyde Lions Page 8)
Last minute chances by officials
in Hollywood haw ordered scenes
for "I Climb The Highest Moun
tain" to be made in color rather
than black and white.
Cameramen have been making
scenes for the film in Barber's
Orchard for the past ten days.
Over the week-end, Henry King,
chief director for 20th Century-
Fox spent the week-end at the
Country Club, and inspected the
orchard and the general area. He
was impressed with this area, he
told friends at tho Club, and he
confirmed a decision made in Hol
lywood to make the picture in
Mr. King did not say what their
procedure would be from this
point. He and his party checked
out of the Country Club early to
day, and said they would be back
The chief cameraman, Mr, Bal
lard, said that since the film was
to be made in color that they would
hot necessarily need the apple
blossoms for the film, as the green
foliage would toe colorful enough
against the blue sky. The film is
being made in the highest part of
ta ' Trantham
Va Presnell, Crabtree-Iron
Christene Ledford. Fines
!1,ie Ferguson Pino rrov
P Williams, Canton. '
a Nichols, Waynesville.
;rJe Ferguson, Fines Creek.
Bowue Trantham. Fines
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More than 100 election officials
of the county are to meet at the
court house Wednesday at two
o'clock for last-minute instructions
for holding the May primary on
The announcement was made by
Crom E. Cole, chairman of the
Haywood county board of elec
tions. He said that every official
was being urged to attend this
meeting at which time the laws.
and all details for the election will
All registrars completed their
work of registering on Saturday,
and this coming Saturday will be
A complete record of what the
new registration will show was
not available at noon today, , A
number of additional names were
put on the books throughout the
24 precincts, Mr. Cole said.
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Mrs. Carl Francis is shown seated wjth her two sons, Teddy and
Carleton, at dinner in their home In Japan. Standing is the Jap
anese maid, Emike Watanambe.
Mis. Francis, with her sons, went to Japan last July to Join her
husband, Sgt. Carl Francis, who has been with the army of occupa
tion in that country after serving In the European Tlatre during
Mrs. Francis is the former Miss Thelma Muse, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. T. T. Muse of Ratcliffe Cove.
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The second week of the May
term of Civil court convened here
this morning with Judge Zcb V.
Four days of last week were con
sumed with the $25,000 damage
suit of Mrs. C, J. Reece against
John Belk and R. S. Scott, owners
of the Belk-Hudson building on
The Jury, late Friday afternoon,
returned a verdict of awarding
Mrs, Reece $11,000 damages, which
were claimed in the suit, as the
outgrowth of alledged damages to
a jointly-owned wall between the
I wo buildings.
The case was started Tuesday
morning and continued until Friday
The testimony was highly tech
nical, with a number of building
Haywood Business is
Better; Survey Shows
MRS. VPlVA ttr-nnnn
fwtaneer Correspondent) ,.
L7! Creek 4-H Club will
fe, Medford, the boys'
Tea l, E'mer Hcndrlx'
P President hiho
--wti5 io auena.
Dies At 89
Mrs. Sarah Ford Wright, 89.
widow of Wesley L. Wright, died
Saturday morning at her home In
the Rockwood community.
She was a native of Haywood
County and the oldest resident of
her community. She was the daugh
ter of the late Joseph and Eliza
Surviving are two sons, Harley
E. and George J. Wright of Canton;
two daughters, Misses Lura and
Wesste Wright of the home; two
grandchildren and four great
grandchildren. Funeral services were held this
morning in Rockwood Methodist
Church, of which she was a mem
ber. The Rev. George Culberth oi
ficiated and burial was in the fami
ly plot in Old Thickety Cemetery.
Wells Funeral Home was in
charge. ; ' " '
To Be Held
Committeemen and club women
are polishing plans for the Hay
wood County Livestock Field Day
and the Handicraft Exhibit that
will be held in conjunction with
it May 25.
The events are scheduled for the
East Waynesville School.
The Livestock event will be
held also in connection with the!
Western North Carolina Livestock'
and Field Day program set for the
same dajr at the Mountain "Experi
ment Station. ",;
Officials reported the county
event will feature a morning tour
of the Test Farm with 'delegates
attending the Western North Caro
lina program; a tour of the county's
livestock farms in the afternoon;
discussions of livestock problems
in the evening at the school; and
a dinner being held by the Smoky
Mountain Fertilier Company for
Principal speaker for the dis
cussion part of the program will
be Dr. J. H. Hilton, director of the
North Carolina Agriculture Experi
ment Station and dean of the North
Carolina State College School of
The Handicraft Exhibit will fea
ture the work done by the women
of the county's Home Demonstra
tion Clubs, with Miss Mary Corn
well, county home demonstration
agent, supervising the arrange
Handling the work for the Live
stock Field Day is a committee of
Van Wells of Pigeon, R. C. Fran
cis of Ratcliffe Cove, and Jarvis
Caldwell of Iron Duff. Mr. Wells
is serving as chairman of the group.
; The Field Day will concern all
types of livestock raised and de
veloped in this county poultry,
sheep, dairy animals, and beef cat
Officials Set Next Week
For Clean-Up Campaign
On Committees Of
Ten Haywood County Democrats
were named to important commit
tees of the State Party at last
week's annual state Democratic
convention in Raleigh.
.W. G. Byers was appointed to the
resolution committee, Jerry Rog
ers and Mrs. Jack West were nam
ed to the executive committee
tnhn Queen, Sr., and Tommy M"r.
can. to the:. judiciary committee;
David Underwood and Charles B
McCrary to the solicitorlal com
mittee; Richard Queen and Clif
ford Brown to the Congressional
committee; and R. E. Sentelle to
the senatorial committee.
Lj liUpartly doudy
' Monday and Tuesday
mostly in the
rtffn-j : "e icmpera
C;by the staff of tne
.1 "ax. Mln. Rainfall
12 -- ' -78 58 17
J " 75 60 .12
t"-" 52 ....
-bs 53 .39
Set For May 20
A series of weed control dem
onstrations will be staged Saturday
for Haywood county's farmers.
County Agent Wayne Corpen
ing's office announced this morn
ing that 1 the demonstrations will
show methods of pre-emergency
treatment of the soil.
"Pre-emercencv" treatment is
the applying of a spray to the land
(See Weed Control Page 8)
Mother's Day With
Members of the Waynesville
Elks Lodge and their guests ob
served Mother's Day last night
with impressive, colorful cere
monies in a special session at their
Leading the program were Exalt
ed Ruler Alvin T. Ward, assisted
by Leading Knight M. E. (Tony)
Davis, Loyal Ruling Knight Pro
Tern J. W. Ray, Lecturing Knight
Pro Tern Joe Liner, Secretary
James W. Reed, Jr., Treasurer and
Pro Tern Chaplain Joe Casabella
Esquire W. G. Dover, Tiler O. L
Noland, and Pro Tern Inner Guard
E. A. McElroy.
Charles Isley sang the solo, with
James Galloway playing piano ac
companimcnt for him.
Officials of Waynesville and
Hazelwood are working out details
for the annual clean-up, paint-up
campaing, and have set tentative
dates for the week of May 22-27.
Grayden C. Ferguson, town man
ager of Waynesville, and Clyde
Fisher, mayor of Hazelwood, this
morning said that arrangements
would be made to have additional
trucks cover the area and collect
all trash and garbage put out.
The annual event is being staged
a little late- this year than usual,
with the thought that with warm
er weather at hand more outdoor
activity could be accomplis.hed.
Th campaign was staged two
weeks earlier last year, and dur
ing a "chilly period."
Town officials plan to call on
civic organizations to join in the
campaign, as well as business plac
es, in staging one of the most com
plete and thorough campaigns aver
Attention will also be given to
vacant lots, as well as buildings at
this season, it was pointed out.
Right now weeds are beginning
to get high enough to cut, and
this will be the opportune time to
lay them low'," the officials said.
Fine Talent In
School Board Carries
Extra Accident Insurance
Jack Messer, county superinten
dent of Education will sometime
todaypresent Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
H. Sisk a check for an additional
$1,000 as insurance resulting from
the death of their daughter, Nancy
Carolyn Sisk, 7, who died of In
juries sustained when hit by a
The Haywood Board of Educa
tion, sometime back, took addi
tional insurance, which covered
death, as well as accident and hos
pitaliation. The plan is optional
with school boards, and the Hay
wood members felt the additional
coverage was essential.
The $1,000 Is in addition to the
$600 which the State carries cs
insurance for each student riding
a school bus.
The check for the full amount
was given to Mr. Messer this morn
ing by James L. Kilpatrick, agent
for the Insurance firm here.
Nancy Carolyn was a member of
the first grade of the East Waynes
ville elementary, school.
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A prize trophy gives little pleas
ure to one-year-old Patricia Ja
cogs, who howls long and loud
as she holds her award. Patricia
took first honors in a baby con
test for children of students at
tending the Illinois Institute of
Technology in Chicago. (Interna
" Maxine Medford, Ann Noland,
Sue Dotson, Elizabeth Ann Craw-1
ford, Susule Noland, and Helen
Ferguson won top honors Satur
day in the FHA Dress Review held
at Crabtree-Iron Duff School.
Participating in the event were
first and second-year home econ
omics students and a few members
of Future Home Makers clubs.
The judges, Mrs. Doris Reeves,
Mrs. Larry Ferguson, and Mrs.
Jarvis Caldwell, had a hard day.
All the girls showed a highly-developed
talent with the needle,
and the differences between which
was good and which was a little
better were exceedingly small.
When they turned in their de
cisions after careful deliberation,
the results showed as follows.
Competition for first-year Home
Cotton dresses; ,
First -Maxine Medford; 2 Mat
tie Sue Medford; 3 Betty Ruth
Ferguson.;. :; ,..:;,;.:
FirstAnn Noland; 2 Gertrude
Frady; 3 Sue Dotson;
Feed Sack Dresses;
First Sue Dotson; 2 Pansy
Bryson; 3 Gertrude Frady;
Competition for second - year
Home Economics students:
First Elizabeth Ann Crawford;
2 yivian Haney; 3 Bobbie
First Susie Noland; 2 Doris
Sue Parks; 3 Geraldine Bishop;
First Helen Ferguson (junior
calss); 2 Emelyn McCracken (first
year). ; '
Mrs. Glenn Noland, the home
economics teacher, directed the re
view. ' ; v , -.
2 Hurt In
The parents of seven children
were injured yesterday afternoon
when their car. collided with
pickup truck at a Soco Road inter
section near the Queen's Tourist
The father, Harley S. Lane: 49,
of West Marlon, who suffered
severe chest injuries and a badly
lacerated tongue, was. reported in
"fairly good' condition at Hay
wood County Hospital at noon to
His wife, Parlee, 32, was releas
ed from the hospital this morning
after being treated for a lacera
tlon above her left eye and severe
Six of the Lane children were
riding in the back seat of the 1942
Plymouth when the accident oc
curred, but all escapee injury.
The drivcf of the truck, 27-year
old Ben Garvin Rlggins of Waynes
ville, Route 1, also- escaped injury
State Highway Patrol Corp. John
L. Carpenter reported the car,
travelling west on U. S. 19, was at
tempting to pass the other vehicle
when the truck made a left-hand
turn into the cutoff-road.
The auto struck the left side of
the truck, then careened into an
The Lane children spent the
night as guests of the LeFalne Ho
tel here, and Hospital Administra
tor Lee Davis started making ar
rangements today to help the fam
ily return to their home after re
ports indicated the family was low
Lane is employed by the Drexel
Furniture Company of Marion."
The patrolman estimated the
damage to the auto at $500, and to
the truck at between $150 and $200.
The Lanes were riding to Bryson
City when the accident happened
at 3:25 p.m. .
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R. II. TERRELL is the new dis
trict deputy Grand Master of tUe
41st district of Masonls.
Terrell Honored By
Dep. Grand Master
R. H. Terrell has been Installed
as district deputy grand master of
the Masonic order, succeeding S.
E. Connatsur of Waynesville,
Mr., Terrell has held many places
of distinction in the Masonic cir
cles of the 41s( district, serving as
past master of the Clyde Lodge
and past president of the West
Gate organization. Mr. Terrell was
confirmed by the Grand Lodge
which met recently in April. Mr,
Terrell and Mr. Connatser attend
ed the meetfrig which was held In
S. Clyde Okays
Residents of South Cyde l?st
Monday night approved a proposal
to have the Haywood County Book
mobile extend its service into the
The action was taken at a Com
munity Development Program
meeting after Chairman William
Osborne explained the procedure.
The stops will be made at P. C,
Mann's, Sam Jackson's, Louisa
Chapel, and Mrs. Henry Osborne's.
The meeting opened with the
audience singing "Revive Us
Mrs. P. C. Mann led the devot
ional, and Lloyd' Justice followed
with prayer, then the business
session started. .'. ,
Lions Honor .
The Waynesville Lions Club
last Thursday night honored the
boys and girls selected as the out
standing citizens of their schools
and two top musicans of Waynes
vine Township High School.
Charles Isley, of the club's edu
cation . committee who is also di
rector of the high school band, pre
sented Vivian Watkins, daughter
ot Mr. and Mrs. Dan Watkins,
and Jimmy Galloway, son
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Galloway, as
the outstanding music students of
Both are graduating this spring.
Jimmy, who played in the band
for five years before he left it to
become piano accompanist for the
soloists, had previously been sel
ected this winter as an Honorary
Lion of the Month by the club.
Among the top students of his
class in scholastic rating, he also
serves as president of the Haywood
sub-district, Methodist Youth Fel
lowship, and was accepted, with
out the necessity of taking an en
trance examination, for admission
to Duke University next fall.
Vivian, described by the band
director as "the finest clarinet
player Waynesville High School
ever produced," also Is an honor
student, served as head cheer
leader during the last football sea
son, and is active in many other
Both, also active in dramatics,
had to leave shortly after they
were introduced, to rehearse for
the Senior class play which was
presented Friday night.
' Voted the outstanding citizens of
East Waynesville School were
Patsy Farmer, daughter of Elmer
Farmer of Ratcliffe Cove, and
(See Lions Page 8)
Recent U. S. Survey
Shows Business 226 "
Per Cent Better
Than In 1939
Haywood County's retail sales
nearly tripled in 1948 over the
business of nine years earlier.
This w.n reported todav bv the
U. S. Department of Commerce's
Bureau of the Census.
In 1948. said the report, the
county's retail sales reached $17.-
That is 226 per cent greater than
the business the stores did In 1939.
Wholesale sales took an even
greater leap: in 1948 they amount
ed to $6,000,000. In 1939 they wert
Employment jumped correspond
ingly during the nine-year period.
The work-week ending November
15, 1948 showed 1,395 employees
on the payroll In the firms in the
service trades alone.
At the same time In 1939. there
were only 804 paid workers 041
The business in the service
trades nearly tripled between 1939
and 1948, from a total $289,000 In
receipts ten years ago to $76,000
The number of firms and their
employees rose during 1939 with
the opening of new businesses
throughout the country. But speci
fic figures for the year were not
All reports from private busi
nesses and postmasters, howevef,
indicate that the progress the coun
ty has been making since 1939 re
mained unbroken through last year.
in 11m tne county had 14
tourist courts and camps which did
a seasonal business of $56,000 in
receipts, They had four paid em-ployees-sand.
In all, the county had 351 retail
and service trade establishments
which did a total $17,592,000 worth
of business in 1948.
They had 365 proprietors and 1,
008 paid employees.
ine greatest single business in
the retail trade was that dealing in
This group had 129 establish
ments that did $3,110,000 worth of
business, employing 103 workers
and operated by 126 active propri
etors. 1' The county's 40 eating and
drinking places showed recipts and
sales totalling $898,000. These had
39 active proprietors and 103 em
ployees who worked on a full-time
General stores and general mer
chandise places, totalling 32, did a
$3,707,000 business in 1948. They
were run by 39 active proprietors
and employed 107 workers full
There were 13 clothing stores in
that year that did a total $766,000
business, while 20 firms were sell-'
ing furniture, home furnishings
and appliances. Their business
reached $1,797,000 during that
The county had 17 automobile
and truck dealers, whose receipts
totalled $2,514,000 then.
Also operating were an even
dozen lumber, building and hard
ware firms, 43 gas stations, nine
drug and proprietary . stores, and
36 stores of other types.
In the wholesale trade. 19 firms
were operating that year to a tune
There were, furthermore, 83 ser
vice trade firms in that same year
doing a business of $760,000. "
The county also had seven firms
engaged in supplying amusements.
Their combined business totalled
Breaking the business down by
communities, tne Bureau report
shows Canton had 88 retail trade
(See Business Page 8)
Details Of Motorcade In
South Carolina Being Made
Miss LUcille Cathey, Greensboro
Daily News reporter, spent Moth
er's Day yesterday visiting her
mother, Mrs. Thad Cathey of Clyde. Hna publicizing travel over High
Mrs. Gordon Schenck, secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce, left
this morning for several days in
northern South Carolina making
arrangements for the proposed
motorcade from here into that
area. Mrs. Schenck was accompan
ied by Earl Aiken, of the Brevard
Chamber of Commerce.
Tentative plans are for some
twenty cars from here to join a like
number in Brevard, including the
80-piece Ecusta Band, and make a
two-day tour of upper South Caro-
way No. 276.
Several groups, both here and in
Brevard, as well as in South Caro
lina are working out details, and
then these will be combined for
final arrangements and the trip.
Some Special promotion mater
ial is being prepared for distribu
tion on the trip, and newspapers
throughout the area to be visited
are cooperating with news and
pictures of the motorcade.
Tentative dates are May 31 and
Injured .... 16
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)