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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
To Rain July 8
L .fternoon of the
of the N.
CAsheviUe. where they
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65th YEAR NO. 47 16 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 12, 1950
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Iron Duff Citizens Follow Golden Rule
.i.ns ire to visit Wagon
hut two previous visits,
,nd fog Prevented them
ing further than the front
This l'"ie Uiey yiaii v
n the weatherman, and
L , trip to Pisgah, unless it
d-aL.i li Hno the
j the press prevail over the
" '.Li,., Tnlv Rth. wM
twho were scheduled to be
wl recently oy a jjeprimem,
. . ii . i
. man louna tnai. ne wu
I pains to check every hand
More the inspector naa giv-
E hand rails a nrm jem, ana
spection ended with, that,
this trip the old jerk did not
. He made a thorough in-
k and the reason, came a
Ln an experience of several
ifo while m a neamy cy.
mmwtor crabbed what he
m was a rail, but turned out
i shadow, and down he went
tumble is the reason for the
Jtashioned kerosene has gone
econd "E" has been chang
"i". according to official not-
Weived by R- R. "Russ" Kibbe,
msignee for the Texas Com
W close scrutiny, why should
icroslrie be spelled with the
it "e" changed to an "i"?
ver heard of spelling gasoline
d the authorities on oil pro
point out that present-day
m is almost as good as gase-
Mck in the good-old days.
PS, ill : v
Haywood gained 2,529 dwelling
units In ten years according to the
official census figures just releas
ed. The 1950 figures show 10,671
as against 8.142 for 1940.
While housing was increasing,
the number of farms showed a de
crease by 191, dropping from 3,119
to 2,028. This wefs due to a number
of consolidations, it was explained.
Wayncsville township has the
most dwellings, the report shows,
with Beavcrdain ' township second.
Wayncsville has 1.618 dwellings;
Canton. 1,499; Hazelwood, 479. and
Clyde, 193. The complete tabula
tion, including population, is as
To Be Moved Tuesday
The citizens of Iron Duff believe in making tpeople happy, so their
latest project was raising $85 with which to purchase a comfortable
wheel chair for Henry Hugh Rainey, 80, shown enjoying the chair.
Looking on are Mrs. Harley Bryson, left, and Mrs. T. J. Medford,
right, and secretary of the Iron Duff Community Development
program. Mr. Rainey, a farmer of the Yates Cove, has been 111 for
about four months.
Parade, Service, Will
Fealure flag Day Mill
vk Vt! The Parents
':iUni of oil. brings to mind
err making the rounds, which
.arned one mother's hair two
jj lighter. Her four-year-old
'tame in the other day with a
Jlnl of leaves, and said: "Look
lese leaves with oil on tlrem."
le mother threw up her hands
W horror, as the leaves did
a bright sheen to them they
le little fellow is one of those
liiati" snnls whn ran handle
j Ivy without breaking out in
Sera. His parents cannot even
the word without beginning to
ven Local Boys
'. s - -
wayncsville boys were
1 the 1,222 seniors to receive
win North Carolina State's
Mving the Bachelor of Sci-
iree in Encineerlnc-Gener
James Kerr . Boone and
p Harry Schenck, Jr. ,
fftPTatt - ft .... .
rio, nay wnispnhnnt was
m a Bachelor of Science de
li Animal Industry. While
e he was a member of the
uut the Animal Industry
"Id the Alnha 7!oa
I nenrv v rann. . was
Pi a Bachelor of Mechanical
Wt Morrisnn Roalv .,,-lo1
rw-w Chemical ; Engineer
's' ee. He was a member of
raeriean incfH,,-. i
( Jineers, and the Intramural
P Lanier Calhoun Bu,rH.
odcneior 0f Civil Engineer-
Zr' Me was a member of
Won. nH !,. A i
i oi Wvil Enetneers.
ifnamil. " '
flia Lee Compton of Hazel-
w awarded a Bachelor of
-wgree in Textiles..
tMilcolrri lliamStrti. Jr., 'Join
of Rev. and; Mrs.; M. - R.j William
son, won first place in ine - siaie
oratorical contest held on last
Thursday nighty at Lenoir-Rhyne
College. ; The contest was state
wide and sponsored by the Knights
of Pythias.. 1
For winning the state contest
he was awarded a gold medal and
fifty "dollars as well as the right to
compete in the Southeastern con
test which will be held Tuesday at
O voca, Tenn. He will compete
against representatives from seven
other Southeastern states on Tues-
day-4ho winner from, which will
enter the National fcontest to be
held at Grand Rapids, Michigan,
The subject of his declamation
is, "fifty Years Hence.
CiUune 12 Fair and inild
mW fair and warmer.
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Held Last Night
A capacity filled audience heard
the thirteen singing groups and
two soloists who participated in
the Haywood County1 Singing Con
vention, which was held last night
at the court house.
Those participating were: Piney
Grove Quartet of Delrlo, Tenn
essee; Glenn Blanton Quartet, of
Jackson County; Smoky Mountain
Pals, of Savannah; Jenkins Quar
let of Robbinsville; Skyline Har
moneers bf Ashevllle; Lush ohapei
Quartet of Luck; Roy Shelton Trio
rf Rosman: Singing Five of Canton.
The Hazelwood Quartet of Hazel-
wood: Vance and Lillian Muse,
Hunt- Janice Wilde! soloist; Char
lie Duckett Trio; Shelton Trio;
not Muse, soloist; and Shorty
Wilde Trio,, all of Waynesyille.
TO ATTEND CONVENTION
r.enrei fttamey. of Pigeon; Wil
Uam Osborne, of Clyde; and Oral
L. Yates, of Iron Duff, will leave
in the morning for Raleigh to at
tend the officers meeting of the
North Carolina Farm Bureau. .
Tiro invention will begin at
two o'clock and last for two days
Highway Group to
Hpld July Meeting
At Mount Valley
The State Highway Commis
sion will hold their July meeting
at Mount Valley Inn, on the Soco
Gap Road. '
, The highway officials will hold
a two-day meeting at the hotel,
mi July 6th and 7th.
This is the first time they have
held a meetiniT In this region in
some time, L. Dale Thrash, com
missioner for the 10th district
- e xiende4 Ui invilatlo
Colorful, Impressive ceremonies
are being planned by a Waynesville
Elks Lodge committee for the ob
scrvance of Flag Day here June 14
Committee. Chairman Joe Casa
bella said today the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the American
Legion posts of Wayniville, to
gether with their women's auxill
arlcK the WaynosviUe' chapter of
the ,Jaughler,io Jh Amerltian
Revolution, the Waynesville Heavy
Tahk Company of the , National
Guard, the local Boy and Girl
Scout troops, and the Waynesville
Township High School band all are
cooperating In the traditional
A parade down Main Street to
the Haywood County Court House
will precede the' traditional Elks
Lodge Flag Day rituals.
-All pf the cooperating organize
tions will march in the parade
which will start from the assembly
point in front of the Masonic
Temple on Church Street at 7:30
Serving as marshals for the pa
rade are Charles Furtado and Fred
Sheehan of the Waynesville Elks.
The ritual, which will be held in
the Court House, will feature a
running commentary on the history
of each of the flags which were offi
cial during the development of the
United Slates as a nation.
The narrator will tell the story
behind each flag 8s it is presented
by a color guard of Boy Scouts. ..
.Serving as narrator will be an
officer of the local Elks Lodge
who is to be named In the near fu
ture. , , ...
At the same .time, similar Flag
Day rituals will be held by every
Elks Lodge in America, for this is
bne of the mandatory ceremonies
me naupnai.f organization pre
scribes. -- ' .'
Area west of Can
Canton Town ....
Clyde , Township
East Fork Township
Fines Creek Township
Iron Duff Township
Ivy Hill Township . ......
Jonathans Creek T-shlp
Pigeon Township .
Wayriesville Township .
Hazelwood Town ..:.
White Oak Township
S 1 '
o d oi 2 2
37.672 31.801 10,671 8.142 Z.928 3,119
..11,611 11,352 3,234 2,640 520 596 1
. ... 1,275 337 44
... 4,924 5,037 1.499 1,261 21
... 223 257 53 75 32 46
. 641 769 157 184 65 67
. 2,175 2,067 643 507 221 250
.... 598 516 193 150 22
... 1,022 1,254 276 262 215 '162
... 1,306 1,184 ; 361 . 258 202 ! 456
... 1,201 1,609 323 329 ; 233 A 354
.:, 59,7 501. 168 ; 116 125 , 110
1.55)8 1,558 495 332 176 219
... 1,120 1,344 299 301 , 190 291
. 2,790 2.658 : 736 580 368 310
...11,865 9.871 . 3,527 2,472 500 481
.... 1.781 1,508 479 338 3
.... 5,288 2,940 1,618 782
.... 362 380 ' 100 48ft 76 77
Soco Boosters To
Meet On Thursday
-, v.:' ; t
The' Soco Boosters Club will
meet Thursday it eight o'clock at
he Maggie school for . what loorn
as an interesting Dusiness avtwon.,
" J. D. Varner, landscape ongtrifei'r
of the highway department will
discuss the "Model Mile" as part
of the highway beautification pro
gram. ;' ' V.
A discussion will also be made
for the organization of a com
munity development program In
Norvllle Rogers Is president of
the club. , .-'
Funeral .' services f or George
Henry Sruathers, 061, clean of Bun
combe County Bur and a member
of a well known Haywood County
family, were conducted In St.
Lawrence Catholic Church, Ashe
vllle, Sunday afternoon. .
Interment was in the family plot
at Green Hill Cemetery here
Honorary pallbearers were Reu
ben B. Robertsoii, Walter J. Dam
toft, members of the Buncombe
(See Smathers Page 8) 1
KNOW YOUR FLAG
In observances of Dairy Month,
four .Haywood,:!, County . bankers
tried their luck at milking cows
on the court house lawn here Sat
urday morning, before a huge
Jonathan Woody, Waynesville
banker, won first prize, milking a
Holstein. He milked 181 pounds
(bucket and all) in seven minutes.
Ed Fincher, Clyde banker, had
11 pounds at the end of seven
minutes. Third was Claude Allen,
of the State Bank at Hazelwood,
with 8 pounds. June Resiter, of
Canton bank, had 6 pounds at the
end of his seven minutes.
Although his cow gave him a
merry chase Mr. Woody never gave
up and in the end had the most
milk. The cow just didn't seem to
be content. She kept leaving Mr.
Woody behind. In the end Mr.
Woody had lost his bonnet and his
milk stool. .
The bankers were seated on
stools .and wore dressy aprons and
bonnets. , v . .
James Kirkpatrick, '( general
chairman, served as master of cere
monies during the milking. '
A parade next Saturday will be
n observance of Dairy month.
THIS IS YOUR FLAG. No matter what size it is, its proportions
are set by law. Taking the width of the flag as 1, the length is 1.9.
The width of the union, or blue field, is 713 of the width of the
flag and the length is .76. Each stripe is 113 wide. The diameter
of each star is .0616.
The original U. S. -flag, authorized by the Continental Con
gress, Sept. 3, 1777, had. 13 stars and 13 stripes to represent thte
13 original states. They were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jer
sey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Caro
lina, New Hampshire, Virginia, ' New York, North Carolina and
Rhode Island. That was the order in which they ratified the Con-
.j New stars were added as new states entered the union. The
first added was Vermont; the last, Arizona in 1912. Between 1795
and 1818 the flag had 15 stars and 15 stripes. But in 1818 Congress
authorized the return to 13 stripes with one star for each state.
To Lead Ground-Breaking Program
CHARLES E. RAY
Chairman N.C. Park Commission
DR. KELLY BENNETT
Mayor of Bryson City
These three civic leaders of
Western North Carolina will be
among the group to formally
break ground of ; the six - mile
Black Camp Gap-Helntooga link
in the Park on Tuesday at elev
en o'clock. Immediately after the
brief ceremonies the heavy ma
chines will start work cutting the
road in the mountainside. The
project is costing over $336,000. ?
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,' W. J. DAMTOFT
Member State Board of Conserr-V-
ation" V' - . '
Engineer Praises View
From Heiritboga Section
Bishop Gives $300
To Indian Drama ;
Bishop Vincent S. Waters, of
Raleigh, today gave $300 to the
Cherokee Historical Society for
the Indian drama, in behalf of
the Catholics of North Carolina.'
The money will be applied in
putting packs on the seats in
the outdoor theatre, and founda
tion for weather shelters.
Haywood is still $528 behind on
the $4,000 assigned quota for the
Cherokee drama. . , '
This fact was revealed todav by
James L. Kilpatrlck, county chair
man, and member oif the commit
tee named to raise the money nec
essary to stage the drama, "Unto
Several donations during, the
past week cut the balance down to
Every effort is being made to
raise the full quota within the next
few days, as the officials want to
have all funds raised well in ad
vance of the opening on July first.
Mrs. Satterthwalte improving
Mrs. S. C Satterthwaite is. im
proving at St. Joseph's Hospital in
Atlanta where she is receiving
treatment for a broken hip.
The road from Black Camp Gap
tflf'Helntooga will surpass in many
ways the scenic views up to Cling
man's dome is the opinion of W.
F., Crort, of the Bureau of Public
Roads office, station in Gatlinburg
Mr. Cron is familiar with this
entire area,- as he has worked on
the plans for roads over the entire
area. lie also lists the scenic views
from Beech Gap area as "very
beautiful" but put the one from
Water Rock Knob at the top for
variation. "From there one can
look 320 degrfes which Is al
most a complete circle,'' he said.
The point is between Balsam Gap
and Soco Gap, and the proposed
Blue Ridge Parkway runs right
near the spot.
"As for scenery, one will really
enjoy what will be offered from
the Black Camp Gap to Heintooga
area to me it is just different," he
Work Ready To Start
On 6-Mile Section Of v
Road From Black
Camp Gap To
Civic leaders and public officials
of two states will formally turn
the first dirt of the excavation pro
ject on a 6-mile Park Road at 11
o'clock Tuesday on Heintooga
With weather permitting, the
brief ceremonies will be held at
Heintooga Overlook. In event of
rain, the group will "start work"
at Black Camp Gap. ' '
Charles E. Ray, chairman of the
N. C. Park Commission, will be
master of ceremonies, and In
charge of the brief program. W,
J. Damtoft, member of the State
Board of Conservation and De
velopment will participate, as will
Dr. Kelly Bennett, mayor of Bry-'
son City, and vice chairman of the1
Park Commission. . "
A number of civic leaders and
officials of this area, from Ashe
vllle to Andrews are expected td;
attend, as well as a number from
Robert P. White, acting superb"
intendent of the park, and F. W
Cron, of the Bureau of Public
Roads, together with Herbert Holt
city manager of Gatlinburg. are '
expected to attend. s
Waynesvllle's officials. Including
Mayor J. H. Way, and city manager
G. C. Ferguson and aldermen Felix
Stovall, Dr; Tom Stringfield and
Henry Gaddy, are expected to at J"
tend in a body. ,
The contract for the 6-mile sec
tion of road from Black Camp Gap
to Heintooga was let to the Gatlin-
weeks ago. ' ..
Last week bids were received
for another 6-mile section from
Soco Gap to Black Camp Gap.
Nello Teer, of; Durham was low
bidder on the latter project For
mal awards are expected to be
let within two weeks from Wash
Mr. Ray said this mornina that
the public Vould be welcomed to
the ceremony Tuesday, and that
the event would be brief.
Every Indian In
Invited To Drama
Every Indian in North America
has been invited , to attend the
special dress rehearsal showing of
"Unto These Hills" on June 30th
the day before the official opening.
Chief McKinley Ross via long
distance extended the invitation to
the Indians of Oklahoma," and " Joe
Jennings, superintendent, extend
ed the invitation! through Jack
Durham, of the Indian Affairs of
flee in Washington. - - .
Even the Eskimos have been
invited by use of the special com
munications system,' Jack White,
promotion manager, together with
Can Sink said.
Liner Rites Are
Held Friday At
Ratcliff c Cove
Funeral services were held In
the Enderly Park Baptist church,
Charlotte, Friday morning for the
Rev. James R. Liner, retired Bap
list minister and native of Hay
wood county, who died at his home
in Charlotte Thursday after an ex
The Rev. Raymond Long, pastor
of the church officiated, assisted
by the Rev. Mr. Ferguson, pastor
of the Thomasboro Baptist church
A second service was conducted
Friday afternoon in the Ratcliff e
Cove Baptist church with-the Rev.
Mr. Long and the Rev.. Oder Bur
nette officiating. Interment was
(See Liner Page 8) ,.
TOURIST COMMITTEE MEETS
The executive committee, of the
Western North Carolina Tourist
Association held a meeting here
in the N. C. Park office today.;
- General matters were discussed,
according to Mrs. Edith P.. Alley,
secretary. 11 ' I
Fourteen arrests were made
here over the week-end, accord
ing to Chief of Police Orvllle Nc
land. Twelve were charged with
being drunk and two for traffic
violations. , . ' ,
17 Riders. To Begin 10
Day Trip Into Smokies
Seventeen , Trail Riders of the
Wilderness are slated to "take
off" Wednesday morning from
Cataloochee Ranch for a 10-day
pack trip through the : Park, with
Tom Alexander leading the group.
The riders are sponsored by the
American Forestry Association,
and this is a semi-annual event,
with Mr. Alexander in charge.
They will arrive at the Ranch
Tuesday. . .
Miss Judy Alexander, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Alexander
will lead part of the riders, and
will be accompanied by her sister
Alice, also a recognized camper
and rider. ' v
The party will be met for sev
eral days by Park rangers, as the
party moves back over the trails
into the heart of the Great
A number of pack horses, to
gether with camp personnel will
be provided by' Cataloochee Ranch.
Another trip is scheduled : in !
, (To Date)
Injured .... 18
(This Information com
piled from - Records of
i State Hlahway Patrol)