Than New York
Levision reception Is
L find K-The Roy Floyds
i junaluska report that
I lives perfect reception
y every ""
,,(, they oner me
Wsts from New York,
ijimcd that the screen at
Cis much clearer than
l..-, and home is on
L transmitters in New
ir because we live
ill," remarks Mrs. Floyd,
firt hardly one night a
f,at don't have 'perfect
reception-" " -:
e Lap Of Justice
nj irm of the law proved
(Hilh to hold two small
the other morning. Sheriff
Campbell had to apply
child psychology, but he
4 in convincing his young
tint they'd like very much
set him another time-on
.-ministers had discovered
telling construction on a
Siding was a more alluring
Spending the morning than
I school. Duly alarmed by
table consequences of
lying hookey," their par
Lcht them to the Sheriff's
1 1 talking. With one child
irm, the sheriff explained
lr thev could learn to do
ilngs-maybe build a real
wmselves some day they
p to school. He also warn
i if thev wouldn't bo to
Liar school, he might have
them to another that would
nearly so nice.
(t time he had finished,
ounssters apologized to
I rents for their disobedl
d promised Sheriff Camp
eorse Rogers had a house
She ordered four inser
the Want Ad section of
untaineer. Before the sec
iiad run, she 'phoned fran-
Pleasc stop my ad right
could have rented that
K times over from the re-
ve had trom just that One
front line of oood iill
Idors," arcordimr ta ha
Chamber of Comm-rrt
ft will meet with Chamber
n luesriay evening, April
n tiling Station oneratnrx
irea hold a dinner-meeting
rn House at 8 o'clock.
n Walker is in charge of
roup will discuss plans for
ung tourist season. The
r reels that si rne thn m
" v w-vi vat--; o-t -
"ion operator is apt to be
person to greet the arriv
,ns', his knowledeA of thp
fture may play an Impor-
I ,n length of time the
pnds here and the pleas-
J irom his trip.
candidates running for
" Congress might be cn.
1 "y the recent story told
Monroe M. Redden
or so ago, he made a two-
of fhe 12th rflstrw
ace nehadameal, or spent
F. .he owners said: "It's
house elan ... .....
, a v iiavc you
pman." . '
Uatinn alm. ....
C S, afternoon of the two-
L enrute to Frank
fc:icrate'n the high-
, "u up, and recognlz-
w oi eggs that had
host for th .,.. "...
ttim k V c,cu"8 apoio
i nable to serve
eVD Tain CUnlry ham f0r
' behad in Franklin."
smnea, ,nd aaid:
h in ?8gs " m,ht that
' wnat are eggs
i0Ulrf ol.Ji.. . ...
httaXZZ p-?y 4 cents
'y. Anrll In m .
ClouHv ... J"-"
find I . rm na me-
tiSW . tempers
rubed Twico-A-Weck In The County Scat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"Well." said the candidate,
"how did you like my speeds
on the arricnUural problem?"
"It wasn't bad," replied the
farmer, "bat a day's rain
66th YEAR NO. 32 16 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 19, 1931 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counti
000 Under Estimate
Commissioners, Hospital Board Approve Bids For Hospital Expansion
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' This informal photograph shows the Board of Commissioners, together with the Hospital Trustees, and others, as i hey. 'formally '
approved the bids for the five-story Hospital expansion hero Tuesday afternoon. The state and federal aneiicios have 30 days In which
to pass on the bids, and then work will begin on the Job. Left to right, starting with the man whoso hack is to the 'camera:' II. K. llami
ton, hospital administrator of N. C. Medical Care; Bruce K. Jones, also of Medical Care Commission; C. C. Francis, chairniaii Hoard of
Commissioners; Jarvis H. Allison, commissioner, Mrs. Kenneth Stahal, stenographer; Spauldon Underwood, chairman Hospital Hoard;
W. A. Bradley, Hospital board; Frank M. Davis, commissioner; William Stone. Hospital Hoard; l.ec Davis, administrator of the Hos
pital. The next is Jack Bauer, draftsman, not seen clearly; Lindsey M, Uudgcr, architect; and W. Hoy Francis, county attorney.
i Si, ill Phot. i.
Rural Insurance Plan
In County Gets Started
Boy Scouts Plan
Long Hike And
Plans have been completed for
an over-night camping trip for
Boy Scouts of Troop No, 2 of
which Paul McElroy, Jr., is Scout
master. The boys will meet at the court
house Saturday morning at 7
6'clock and drive to Cataloochce
Ranch. From there they will hike
over Hemphill Ball across Cald
well Fork and Big Fork Ridge to
the old Woody Farm on Woody
Creek where they will camp for
the night. Sunday morning the
group will take another trail to
ward home and will hold a worship
service atop Big Fork Ridge, re
turning to Cataloochec Ranch late
in the afternoon. Pack horses for
the trip will be furnished by Tom
Alexander of Cataloochee Ranch.
The trip has been made possible
through the co-operation of Mark
Hannah, Park warden, who assist
ed Mr. McElroy in obtaining per
mits for the camp. Mr. Hannah
and a park naturalist will join the
Scouts and will conduct a study
of wild life.
' Rudolph Carswell and Sam Lane,
leaders of Boy Scout Troop No. 5
of Hazelwood will go along with
the boys and Mr. McElroy on the
hike and Jonathan Woody and
(See Boy Scouts Page 8)
-63 42 .04
-53 25 "
Cagle To Start 15-Day
Naval Cruise Sunday
Larry H. Cagle, chief of the U.
S. Naval Reserve, will report Sun
day, April 22, to Norfolk, for a
15-day cruise, as part of the wavai
Cagle is manager of the Cagle
Furniture Company at Clyde.
Civic leaders in the various com
munities of Haywood have started
work getting applications on a
.peelai mp hospltul-st ?gii Hl In
surance plan. The special plan, de
signed for the rural areas, is the
first of Its kind ever offered. The
insurance plan was worked out as
a phase of the health work spon
sored by the Haywood Community
Under provisions of the program,
three-fourths of those eligible must
participate. The program is far
reaching, and covers all applicants,
without medical examination, or
regard to present physican status,
the officers said.
Well over a hundred representa
tives of the various communities
in the Community Development
Program met at the Court House
on Monday night to receive instruc
tions for solicitation for the newly
adopted group hospitalization and
surgical insurance plan,
They received all the material
necessary for their work through
out their respective communities,
including application cards, receipt
books, and explanatory matter.
Representatives of the company
underwriting the insurance were
present to answer questions on the
points involved in solicitation.
The material included a sched
ule of fees of the Haywood County
Medical Society for use of mem
bers of the plan. A majority of the
physicians in the society have
agreed to participate.
Lee Davis, administrator of the
Haywood Hospital hag been named
as administrator of the plan, work
ing with the Community Develop
ment groups, and the underwriting
Much interest is being shown,
and the broad scope of the plan is
one feature which is appealing to
the participants, it was explained.
Work Has Started On New
Baptist Auditorium Here
Pass Army Exams
The Selective Service Board to
day released the names of 18 Hay
wood counly men who passed Army
pre-lnduetion tests at Charlotte on
They are: Clarence K Lowe, Wil
liam Max Wright, Paul Edwin
Franklin, Eugene Jones, Donald
Lloyd Carver, Dennis Kay Ilarrell,
James Derwcll Williamson. Jr.,
James Shirley Treadway. Donald
Also, Harold Wayne Mills, Hilly
Jack Ford, Joseph Halhhone, Jack
Douglas Waldrop, James William
Caldwell, Stallard Edison Javnes,
William Hoberl Miller. Iliuce Med
ford and McKinley liryson Led better.
The foundations for the new
auditorium of the First Baptist
church are being poured, and work
is being pushed towards "starling
walls' in a few days, according to
W. if, Hurgin, chairman of the
The new auditorium, on a Main
Street lot adjoining the present
Sunday School building, will have
a seating capacity in excess of 000.
There will also lie several class
rooms In the new unit.
The new building is separate
and audit from the present church
plant, and services will not be In
lerruptde during the construction
of the new auditorium. Plans are
to convert the present auditorium
into a chapel alter the completion
o( the new unit.
The new auditorium will be of
brick, steel and concrete.
The cost is esimated to be in
excess of $100,000.
Congressmen Say Inflation
Greater Enemy Than Russia
Haywood Farms Becoming
Larger, Survey Reveals
The number of farms in Haywood
county dropped from 2.891 to 2.784
between 1945 and 1950, according
to the 1950 census of Agriculture.
This ranks Haywood 67th in the
state in the percentage of increase
The County Agent's office at
tributes this to two principal fac
tors. One is that many farmers
have bought farms adjoining theirs
cultivating them as one. so that
number of farms is lower, at the
41 U Clin nf iarh farm is
same wine me j
greater. The post-war increase in
the availability ot iraciors
other farm machinery has enabled j
one man to take care ot a gre.i"
acreage tbn previously. The aver
age Haywood farm totals about 55
acres. ' ,
i n..cm is the increas-
lng emphasis locally on dairy and .
beef cattle. In the survey, live
stock farming is noted as requir
ing more land than does intensive
cash crop agriculture. More than
twice as much of the average Hay
wood farm is devoted to pasture
than is cultivated. The two mil
lion dollar beef enterprise and the
$750,000 dairy industry accounted
in 19i0 for more than half the
county's cash farm income. The
largest single crop item was to
bacco, which brought in about a
R. P. Christensen of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture com
ments that "farming throughout
the South has been shifting more
and more to a livestock basis." He
predicts that most of the additional
of the South's livestock pro
duction will be consumed in the
By W. CCKT1S BUSS
Seven relaxed, and congenial
Congressmen, can devulge a lot of
Interesting information in a short
Such was Saturday afternoon
and evening spent with members
of the House Committee on Mining
and Minerals, at the mountain camp
of Kep. Monroe M. Kcaaen ol mis
The committee was here to learn
about the mineral situation in
Western North Carolina. Heforc
laiinrhini? into that ohase of their
j duties, they just spent an after
noon of relaxing, and taming.
Everything was informal, first
names flew about as they would
at a family dinner.
The seven men four Democrats,
and three Republicans, from seven
states, . arc genuinely v concerned
about this nation. These members
of Congress were not looking at
the world through rose-colored
They faced facts; they are prac
tical men, and realize the grave
J dangers which face America.
Surprisingly enough, they con
sider inflation a greater potential
(danger to America, than a war
I vi it h Russia. Yet, they hasten to
I reflect that they feel the average
I American is too complacent about
I Russia. One Represenatlve re
: marked: "We should not use the
word 'surprised' if we should get
'. up some morning to learn that 25
! of our cities had been bombed."
! And as they discussed inflation,
the point got around to govern
I Rep. Ken iteagan. a tall Texan,
j smiled and said: "There goes that
j' 'butters' topic again -get everyone
J to economize; hut me' is the theme
1 song of America."
I The Congressmen agreed that
: the citizens "back home" were con
stantly demanding that every dis
trict be put on a rigid economy
j plan, "except theirs."
The representatives cited num
erous incidents where groups in
conventions nad gone on record
(See Congressmen Pae 8)
In 40 Days
Officials expect actual construc
tion of the five-story expansion of
the Haywood County Hospital to
got underway within 40 days. Bids
were opened here Tuesday, with
the low bidders running about $78.
000 under the estimated cost of the
49-bcd addition to the Hospital.
Members of the board of com
misisoners, together with Hospital
Trustees were Jubilant over the
bids submitted. The board unani
mously approved the bids, and
went on record as accepting the
lowest qualified bidder, subject to
formal approval by the 11. S. Tub
lie Health Service, and The North
Carolina Medical Care Commission.
According to H E. Hamilton, ad
ministrator for N C. Medical Care,
the two agencies have 30 days In
which to formally approve the bids.
The contractor then has ten days
In which to begin work, and terms
of the contract give fiOO calendar
days for completing the project.
Mr. Hamilton congratulated the
boards as they met in Joint ses
sion after the opening of the bids
in public, with Lindsey M. dudger,
architect, reading the bids aloud.
The commissioner's room was fill
ed with representatives of about
25 firms Interested In various phas
es of the project.
Mr. Hamilton said that about two
years would be required to com
plete the project. As he left he
said: "Gentlemen, on or about
April 17, 1953, 1 shall look for
ward to being with you as you
stage the formal opening of the
new unit of the Hospital."
Engineers had figured that about
two years would be required to
construct the Wing to the present
The costs of the building, equip
ped, based on the low bids of Tues
day, amount to fH82,00O, as against
the estimate of $7(10,000.
The breakdown of costs are as
Construction . $500,585.00
Architect's fees $33,835.10
Beds, Linens, etc. $70,000.00
Total ... $682,000.00
Four bids were sumbitted for the
general contract, with McDevltt &
Street, of Charlotte, entering the
lowest bid of $413,900. The second
lowest was $416,000.
The low plumbing bid was ent
ered by Tompkins Johnston, of
Charlotte, (or $47,400. The second
lowest was $57,390. Three bids
The low bid for electrical work
was $32,350, and made by Home
Electric Company, of Lenoir, Only
three bids were entered,
The healing bid was by J. L.
Powers, of Bennctsville, S. C, for
$io',935. The second lowest was
$68,699.' Five bids were made In
It was estimated by engineers,
that the general contractor would
have as many as fifty men on the
job at once, with the other con
tractors having smaller crews.
Haywood county is to pay 20 6
per cent of the cost of the project,
which is slightly more than $200,
000. The citizens about 18 months
ago, by a vote of 13 to 1, voted
approval of a $225,000 bond issue
with which to expand the hospital.
As a matter of precaution, the
architect had several alternates in
the specifications, substituting 'ess
desirable materials as a means of
keeping the costs down within the
estimate. After the bids were
opened, the board voted to accept
the original contracts calling for
the best materials, since the bids
were within the estimates.
Mr. Hamilton Raid in regards to
(See Hospital Page 8)
Hazelwood Board To
Pass On Vote Petition
fl f 'I
The Town Board of Hazelwood
mIU formally receive a petition to
night asking for an election on tha
question of consolidating with Way
The Hazelwood officials will have
the responsibility of setting a date
for such an election, upon ascer
tabling the validity of the petition.
The election was provided In tha
merger bill as ratified by the Uen
eral Assembly on April 6th, Tha
bill gave 15 days (April 21st )
in which a petition could be filed.
Under the terms of the merger
bill, only the voters in the town
calling an election would partici
pate in the voting.
William Hannah, III, is now
head of the N. C. Farm Bureau
Heads F. Bureau
William Hannah, III, of Wayncs
ville, has been appointed to the
newly created post of Director of
Public Relations for the North
Carolina Farm Bureau Federation,
it was announced by H. Flake Shaw,
Executive Vice-President. .
After his graduation from the
University of North Carolina In
1950, HantiaJi did public relations
work at the U. S. Senate in Wash
ington and held the position of
manager of Agricultural Advertis
ing and Research in Raleigh.
He is an overseas Vetera n of
World War II. serving in the Chlna-Hurma-lndiu
General Douglas MacArthur In
addressing a joiini session of Con
gress, denied he was a war monger,
and said the chief of staff were in
accord with his views regarding
the fut Iterance of the Korean war.
The members of Congress gave
the 5-star general a rousing ova
tion, and his address brought
round alter round of applause.
The general in a. dramatic close,
said he was fiidini his 52 vears in
j the Army, and was "fading" out
I of the picture, but with the realiza
tion, and feeling that he had done
what he had fell was the right
i courses lo take i" reaching his
j Friday the General and family
will be given a big welcome In
Following a San Francisco wel
ceine, the General said he had no
President Truman was not in
the audience -when the General
l made his report .
MRS. (JI LKN AT CONFERENCE
Mrs Sam I,. Queen, superin
tendent of Public Welfare, left
Tuesday afternoon for Raleigh
where she is attending the Wel
fare Administrative Conference
which opened yesterday and will
continue through tomorrow.
One Injured As
Two Cars Crash
One person was inlured and two
cars were damaged in the amount
of about $175 in a head-on collis
ion Sunday morning on Church
Road, leading to the Crabtree Bap
Mrs, Lush Chambers received
lacerations on her forehead and
right knee but was discharged after
treatment by a physician. She was
a passenger in the car driven by
her husband, Lush Chambers, 27,
of Route 1, Waynesvllle. Driver of
the other car was R. J. Green. 18,
of Cove Creek.
The accident orrurrd at ;5
Sunday morning.'- The cars ran to
gether at a sharp curve in the road,
which Is wide enough for only one
ear. Patrolman Harold Dayton investigated.
Joe P. Davis
Dies At 91
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon in Keenersville
Christian Church on Meadow Fork
in Madison County for Joe P. Davis.
91, who died Tuesday morning at
the home of a daughter. Mrs. Tom
my Ledford on Allen's Creek, after
a long illness.
The Rev. Marshall Raby and the
Rev. Gola Rector officiated and
burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Clyde Trant
ham. Billy Rector, Ferguson Diick
ett, William Rector, Steve Ledford,
and Wlllard Clark
Davis was a native of Madison
County and had hern residing in
Haywood county for 25 years. He
was a retired farmer.
Surviving In addition to Mrs.
Ledford are two daughters. Mrs.
tordell plemmons of Waynesville.
Route 1. and Mrs. Polly Ledford of
Hot Springs; and two brothers,
Dolf Davis of Fines Creek and Tom.
Davis of Hot Springs. Ark.
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Many Improvements Are
Underway At Junaluska
Actual-building operations started this week on the $100,000
apartment at Lake Junaluska. This week also marks completion
of between fifteen and twenty thousand dollars' worth of improve
ments at The Terrace Hotel. Soon to get underway is the project
of enclosing the auditorium with glass,, at an estimated cost f
According to Dr. H. G Allen, superintendent of the Assembly
the new apartment unit, which adjoins the one constructed last
year, should be ready for occupancy by the middle of June. Reserv
ations are already being accepted from prospective tenants.
County Teams Made Good
Record In Judging Event
Haywood judging teams made
good showings at the annual FFA
contest in Franklin Wednesday.
The Nantahala FFA Federation,
of which Haywod is a part, spon
sored the event, with five classes
in dairy, and beef cattle and hog
The Fines Creek team won sec
ond place in the dairy judging,
and Crabtree-Iron Duff second
place in judging beef cattle. Clyde
won third, Bethel fourth and Way
nesville fifth in this same division.
Clyde was fourth in the dairy
' division and Crabtree-Iron Duff
i Franklin won first place in both
The first and second teams will
go to Ashi'Ville district meeting in
May 51 h. arni participate in a
The members nf the Fines Creek
team is composed of Clayton Payne,
Eugene llaney, Howard Parkins,
all members of the 9th grade.
The Crabtree-Iron Duff dairying
team was M. L. Beasley, J. C, Cald
well, and Dan Davis. The livestock
team Joe Ferguson, Paul Smart
and Thad Medford.
The Vocational agricultural tea
chers are: J. C, Carpenter, Fines
Creek: N F, Nesbitt, Crabtree-Iron
Duff; John Nesbitt. Waynesville,
and Robert Evans, Clyde.
Power On Some
Streets To Bo Off
Electric power will be off in
Waynesville on Sunday. April 22.
between 2 and 6 p ni. in the fol
lowing areas: Smathers Street. Kil
lian Street, Meadow Street, -Boyd
Avenue, Balsam Street, Daisy Ave
nue, Richland Street.
Work is to be done on Ue lines
if weather permits.
Injured .... 13
Killed .... 0
(This lnformattoa com
piled from Records t
State Highway Patrol)