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WAYNESVILLB. N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON. JINK 7."i?si ? -D ?
*3,00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
pntelle Asks Second Representative Election
Ily Tourist Business Shows
g Increase OverLast Year
I \ CIIIVOV nf a niiml\or nlufoc
Ich Gap Tunnels Will
n Get New Linings
r the lining of a tunnel
Hue Ridge Parkway at'
lurthouse will start this
Congressman George A.
ia> been informed in a
i Conrad I. Wirth, direc
National Park Service,
also will be constructed
nel. which is located on
I portion of the Parkway
st to Beech Gap.
u section of the Park
red is an 11-mile link
on Road Gap to Beech
?h presently consists of
1 portions. A third por
* being graded to form
mis road between the two
ition concerning the tun
was disclosed in a letter
itor of The Mountaineer ,
nclosing a copy of a let-1
ived from Mr. Conrad L.
irector of the National '
ice. relative to the coin
that section of the Blue '
rkuay situated between 1
ltd Gap and Beech Gap. 1
remember 1 appeared be
r the Interior Department
! the additional sum of
to complete this section
editorial 'A Practical and
il Request of Congress'
to my request for funds
Be the link of the high
'e referred to was filed
Appropriations Subcom- (
d also sent to Mr. Wirth.
to say from the enclosed
I work is to be started on
el lining and portals of
ils Courthouse Tunnel '
i.v. and that the balance j
cork will be pushed as
I continue my efforts in
[the Blue Ridge Parkway."
prth's letter to Mr. Shu- '
Better is in response to '
pnt telephonic request for
Ion concerning Blue Ridge '
construction in North [
Beech Gap?Page 6)
rgia resident was arrested
!*?>? Patrolman Harold
Saturday afternoon in the
'way at Clyde and charg
bio theft of a car stolen
h'ng near Pack Square in
' an the new highway,
" Dayton observed the
^'ng through Clyde to
'?ynesvillc and noticed
license plates were those
wto Larceny?Page 6)
Albright is a patient in
iwood County Hospital I
? reported to be improv
ing an ear infection.
?nd warmer today. Tues
V cloudy and warm with
' ^aynesville tempera
otnpiled by the State Test
Ma*. Min. Pr.
80 53 .42
..I. 65 45
L. K. BARBER
L. K. Barber Will
Manage Plant In
South Paris, Maine
L. Kim Barber, superintendent of
A. C. Lawrence Leather Company's J
plant at Hazelwood since 1946.
leaves this week to become super
intendent of the firm's new plant
now under construction at South
Excavation for the new plant has
just started, and for the next few
months Barber will be in the main
office of the firm at Peabody. Mass..
coordinating all matters in con
nection jvith the new plant.
Raymond Thomas is being pro-,
moted from assistant superintend
ent to superintendent of the local
plant. Barber Said all posts here
will be filled by local promotions.
Barber came here in 1944. and
lias been active in church, civic I
and business affairs. He Js presi-j
dent-elect of the Waynesville Rot
ary Club; senior warden of Grace
Episcopal church; director of the
Chamber of Commerce: secretary
of the Waynesville Golf Club, a
director of the Association of Ad
vancement of Management, and i
has served as roll call chairman of I
the Red Cross.
Mrs. Barber and son will join
him in Peabody in a'few weeks.
American Legion Post
Will Meet Tuesday
Waynfcsville's American Legion
Post 47 will hold its regular month
ly meeting at 8 p.m. 'Tuesday at
the Legion Hall.
Post commander J. H. Howell,
Jr. asked that all committee chair
men be present so that committee
appointments can be completed.
catering to tourists showed busi- j
ness in May tor most was up about j
25 percent over May of last year.
The Chamber of Commerce re
ported an increase in inquiries,
while Haywood Highlanders, said
inquiries are "higher than any
year we have had."
The Highlanders have sent out
about 15.000 booklets, and have
had telephone calls from Phila
delphia travel bureaus for addi
tional copies. The regional office
of the \V. N. C. Highlanders have
also reported a heavy influx of
Most of the places catering to
tourists said that June resena-1
tions were above that of last year- I
Several conferences at the Lake j
will fill several hotels there in
June, which is ahead of last years
business for the same month.
Mrs. Louise Marey. secretary of j
the Chamber of Commerce, said ;
she finds more optimism among j
the tourist operators than at any-1
time in the past. Inquiries to her j
office seem "more staple" she |
said, and also many people are
stopping in the office stating that
this is their first trip to the area.!
Several civic leaders felt that
the increase was due to the heav
ier promotion work of the section,
and the follow-up with letters of
local people to the inquiries com
ing into the area.
L E. DeVous, president of the
Highlanders, said that his associa
tion has promoted more, and done
it earlier this year. "Our booklets
have been spread over a wide
area, and went out much earlier
this year than in the past," he said.
WaynesviUe is listed as one of
the stopping points on the itiner
ary of a group of 22 rising seniors
in agronomy and three faculty
members at N. C. State College,
who will leave the campus Thurs
day morning on a 1.200-mile tour
of North Carolina's major farm
Dr. Thurston J. Mann, who is in
charge of agronomy teaching at
the college, said the tour, an an
nual event for rising seniors in
the Agronomy Department, "is
designed to give the students a
better appreciation of the agri
culture of the State."
The students will visit a num
(See Tour?Page 6)
To Re-Open Tuesday
Esskay Galleries on Main St.
will reopen for the summer season
on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m., ac
cording to owner Samuel H.
Now in its fifth season in
WaynesviUe, the Galleries will auc
tion collections of Persian rugs, lin
ens, furniture, china, silverware,
diamonds, and watches.
The store is air-conditioned and
has foam rnhhor soaIc
County Apple Crop Cut
By Blight, Cold Weather
Considerable damage has been
lone to the county's apple crops
ccently by fire blight, (also call
?d "blossom blight''), according to
i survey niadc by The Mountain
One leading producer, Henry
'rands, said that his crop has
>een cut down to a fourth by the
At the same time. Mr: Francis
idded, his cherry crop has not
>een affected and trees are now
Another Francis Cove orchard
nan, R. H. Boone, reported that
;omc damage has been done to
?arly varieties ? such as Trans
>arent, Fall Pippin, and Grimes
He added, however, that he still
?xpects a good crop of apples on
R. H. Barber, Jr. of Barber Or
?hards, largest producer in the
county, tertned the blight "the
vorst I've ever seen."
Preventive measures are pos
ihle, lie explained, hut they ore
not taken each year because the
blight is ordinarily not as bad as
it has been this year.
Prevention, too, is costly and
sometimes results in damage to
foliage, Mr. Barber asserted. And
It is not 100 per cent effective, he
Apples most affected by the
blight in his orchards, he said,
were Rome Beauty, Golden Delic
ious, and Grimes Golden.
Mr. Barber also pointed out that
apple trees suffered some damage
from cold weather during May,
but said that the full effects of the
damage will not be apparent un
til later this month.i
County Agent Wayne L. Frank
lin explained that fire blight is
a virus which attacks the end of
twigs on apple trees. The only
control, he said, is a 2-4-100 Bor
deaux spray applied between the
pink and blossom stages.
Excess rain, warm days, and
cool nights have been responsible
for the heavy incidence of the di
sease, Mr. Frnnklin said.
BACK HOME AGAIN was Vv'ayne Corpening
(renter) former llaywood County farm agent, and
principal speaker at the "Haywood County Day"
program Sunday morning at Lake Junaluska as
the Methodist Assembly opened for its 41st year.
Talking with Mr. Corpening are Dr. James \V.
Fowler (left), new superintendent of the assem
bly, and the Rev. W. Jackson lluneycutt. district
superintendent of the Methodist Church.
Work Moving Fast
On Pigeon River
Workmen have bored through
the mountain on the Pigeon Riv
er Road over ^00 feet in the tun
Work is going forwarc- at the
rate of 20 feet per day. The
Mountaineer learned today.
There remains about .'100 feet to
go and the crew will be through
with the drilling.
The next link of the highway
has two tunnels.
A pioneer road has been cut
beyond the tunnels and shovels
are working on the link.
? . '
Two minor accidents in the
county were reported this morn
ing by State Patrolman V. E. Bry
One occurred at 9:30 a.m. on the
Hall Top road, a quarter of a mile
from the intersection with N. C.
284, when a taxi driven by J. B.
Smith of Waynesville collided on
a curve with a 1933 Buick driven
by Mrs. Pearl Lewis Nelson, 203
East St., Waynesville.
Damage was estimated at S100
to tlie taxi and from $150 to $200
to the Buick.
Smith was charged with driving
on the wrong side ot the road not
The other mishap took place at
10 a.m. about 200 yards- north of
Crabtree-Iron Duff School as Mrs.
Grace Tippett Mathess of Rush
Fork was driving north in a half
Mrs. Mathess told Patrolman
Bryson that the door on the right
hand side of her truck became
partially open and in attempting
to close it, she ran off the pave
ment on the right side of the
road. In cutting back sharply, she
ran across the road and struck a
Damage to her truck was esti
| mated at $250.
Boosters Club To
Make Plans For
luly Fourth Event
The llazelwood Boosters Club
wjll make plans for the annual
Fourth of July program at their
monthly dinner meeting Thursday
night. The meeting is at 7 o'clock,
at the Presbyterian church.
Dr. Frank Hammett, chairman
of the committee, will be In charge
of the program which will an
nounce the various committees
and their duties for the annual
Haywood County Day At Lake
Termed 'The Best In Many Years'
| (Other Pictures Pr. 3, Sec. 2>
The Lake Junaluska Methodist
! Assembly opened for its 41st sea
son Sunday as some 1,500 persons
attended the annual "Hayvfttod
County Day" program at the audi
torium and on the grounds.
Major features of the day were
an address by Wayne Corp
ening. former Haywood County
farm agent at a morning program:
dinner on the grounds, a musical
program, and another address by
Dr. J Lem Stokes, president oi
Pfeiffer College, in the evening.
Dr. James W. Fowler, new super
intendent of the assembly, called
the "Haywood County Day" pro
gram "the best in many years."
Mr. Corpening. characterized
Haywood as one of the leading
counties n North Carolina and the
entire S< itheast, and attributed
rapid progress to outstanding
physical resources and a determin
ed. hard-working people.
He also praised Haywood res
idents for striving constantly to
improve their standards of living,
and for setting an example for oth
er counties in North Carolina to
follow in rural development work.
He also singled out Lake Juna
luska for special praise, and asked:
"I wonder if all of us appreciate
how touch Lake Junaluska means
to Haywood County?"
Terming Haywood residents
"people with a purpose," Mr.
Corpening asserted that the county
will continue its progress because
of their faith in the county and a
willingness to work constantly for
The former county agent was in
troduced by Haywood's noted ru
ral philosopher and farmer. Rob
bcrt Francis. The invocation was
given by the Rev. Don Payne, pas
tor of Long's Chapel Methodist
Church, and the benediction by the
Rev. Earl H. Brendall. pastor of
the First Methodist Church. The
Rev. W. Jackson Huneycutt, dis
t trict superintendent, presided dur
ing the program.
I Vocal soloist on the program was
Mrs. J. H. Kirkpatrick. Jr. of Crab
trec. Choir members were from
several of the county's Methodist
Dr. Fowler welcomed the audi
ence to the lake, and announced
that an offering taken up would
be applied on the cost of the swim
ming pool, recently constructed and
soon to be opened on the assembly
Chamber of Commerce
Board Meets Tuesday
The directors of the Chamber
of Commerce wil meet on Tues
day night, 7:30. for their monthly
meeting. John N. Johnson, presi
dent, said a number of matters
relative to the summer program i
would come before the board.
| ?? ? . " ?' " ? " ' :
F6lk Coming To
More than 100 have made res
ervations at Lake Junaluska for
the North Carolina Press As
sociation ?hich convenes there
1 Thursday night.
Miss Beatrice Cobb, secretary,
here Saturday making final ar
rangements. said indications
were that between 150 and 200
newspaper editors ''nd publish
ers would be here for the three
James Alsop, well known
Washington columnist, will be
the speaker Thursday night, at
the auditorium. This meeting
will be open to the general pub
lic. I ridav noon the group will
hear Heinz (tollman, and the
banquet speakers Friday night
include Admiral W. N. Thomas
j and Carl Sandburg.
Friday morning will be devot
ed to newspaper clinics, and
Saturday morning will lie devot
ed to the business session.
Former Haywood Pastor
Goes to Marshall Church
Kov. D. D. Gross, former pastor
oj, the Clyde Baptist church, has
accepted the pastorate of the
Marshall Baptist church.
Rev. Mr. Gross was a| Clyde for
a number of years.
HOMER SINK RETURNS
Homer Sink, who underwent
surgery in an Asheville hospital
last week, returned to his home
GEORGE WALLACE BROWN,
son of Mr. and Mm. George \.
Brown, Jr. of Waynesvliie, will
receive the Doctor of Medicine
decree at commencement exer
ciacs at the University of North |
(See Dr. Brown?Page 6)
Joe Tate, Jr.
Will Not Call |
R. E. Sentelle, candidate for |
Reprc.wntalaive in the Democratic ?i
primary, gave notice today that he j f
was filing for a run-off in that I ^
race, against Jerry Rogers.
Joe N. Tate, Jr.. this morning m
formally announced that he was
not going to ask for a run-off in I
the tax collector's race. Tate was
second man, with Bryan Medford $
? first. Tate is, making a formal
statement elsewhere in the pap- it
er today, stating he is not calling 1
a second primary. r
Sentelle received 2.146 votes in *
the 3-man race for Representative. 1
Rogers got 3.523 and W. H. Owen *
.Candidates have until midnight i
tonight to call a second primary. I ?
according to W. G. Byers, chairman ; "
of the Hayv/ood Board of Elections, i U
Glenn I). Brown. of Clyde, call- n
ed a second primary in the chair- a
manship race Last Thursday against
Faraday C. Green, of Fines Creek, d
Sentelle in a formal statement v
this morning said: C
"Inasmuch a.s a second primary I
has been called, and upon the ad- I
v ice and insistence of my support- r
crs. l am calling for a run-off in 1
the race for Representatives. 1
"It was not my intention to call
for a second primary, but under f
present circumstances, I can en- c
ter the race without any addition- 1
a I cost to the county.
"I have had much encourage- t
inent from my friends throughout J
the county, who feel that with my '
legislative experience, that I i
should call for the second primary. 11
"My supporters, and I agree, j <
feel that the run-off for the nomi- <
nation as representative should be
confined to this one race, and in I
no ways connected with any other 1
second primary contests ? in ;
brief, the race would be indepen- ! <
dent of any other race, or races,' I
as the ease might be." | t
In listing the official vote for <
the various candidates in the I
Thursday issue, the vote for j s
Eugene Wright, candidate for Con- I
stable, in Wayncsville, the figure
should have read 660. I i
| ? '
Family Of Webb j
Contributions of money and i
non-perishable food for the family j J
of Henry Paul Webb, who died in i
j a fire at his homt early last Tues- j J
I day morning, are now being ac
opted by the Loyal Order of
Moose, Waynesville Lodge. ! 1
W'ebb was burned to death in the I
blaze in his front room, which was i
j believed started by a cigarette.
The donations should be turned j
in at the Marcus Electric Motor '
Service. Penland Brothers Refrig- !
eration, or Haywood Typewriter 1
WILLIAM MEDFORD IN
William Medford. Waynesville i
attorney, is a patient at Memorial i
Mission Hospital in Ashcville. s
)ies At Home
Mrs. William Thomas Crawford,
ne of VV'aynesville's oldest and
lost beloved residents, died early
lis morning in her home on Bran
er Avenue after an illness of
bout three months!
Mrs. Crawford, whose life was
leveled to "godd works", was the
vidow of the late Congressman
Crawford. She was the former Miss
nez Coman, daughter of James
lobert and Laura McCracken Co
nan, and was born September 17,
870, in the old Coman home at
Tuseola, now Lake Junaluska.
She was a great-granddaughter
if James Coman of Haleigh, whose
leseendants were prominent in the
bunding of Waynesville.
Mrs. Crawford was educated in
.he local schools and at Centen
iry Female College in Cleveland.
Tennessee. She was married No
vember 30. 1892 during her hus
band's first term in congress and A
Aent with him to Washington. Mr.
Crawford died in 1913
Since young girlhood Mrs. Craw
ford has been a member of the
Baptist Church and has given long
ind faithful service to its various
lepartments. Following her mar
?iage her membership has been in
he First Baptist Church here. She
aught a class of boys in the Sun
lay School until her illness and
las held various offices of leader
ship in the Woman's Missionary
Possessing a love of mankind as
i whole, Mrs. Crawford was par
ticularly interested in the unfor
tunate and underprivileged. For
many years she taught a Sunday
School Class at the Haywood
(See -Mrs. Crawford?Page 6)
Drive-In Theatre I
Fans Greeted I
By Gig Young I
Lac k ot a stage doesn't stop the H
Waynesville Drive-In Theatre from
featuring a personal appearance of I
i Hollywood star.
After seeing "The City That I
Never Sleeps," starring G i g
Young, whose parents. Mr. and ?
Mrs. J. E. Barr, live at Lake Juna
luska, theatregoers in their cars
ivere surprised when Young him
self visited them to say hello and
Gig, whose real name is Byron
Barr, spent several days visiting
his parents at the lake last week
ifler finishing a seven-month run
in a leading role in the Broadway
tage hit, "Oh Men! Oh Women!"
Z Haywood Camps Expect I
Full Capacity This Year I
Another local summer camp is !
expecting a banner season ? Camp j
Hemlock, Camp Dell wood, in Mag-;
gie Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Crum of Richmond, owners, expect
about 75 campers in each camp.
Camp Hemlock is for boys and
Camp Dollwood for girls. Both
camps will have about 15 coun
\ new feature of the camp this
\car is the brother and sister plan.
All campers will cat in the same)
dining hall. Crum said A special
dance will be held on Friday nights
and teen-age night will be on
A new athletic field 2,7110
iect In altitude one of the high
est in Kastern America, has been
There has been several new
buildings erected' in the past few
months, and other improvements
The camp has 240 acres on High
way It) in Maggie Valley. It was
built in 1945, and Mr and Mrs
Crum became owners in 1945, TM H
camp will have 16 horses this sea- H
son, and caters to campers from 6 H
to 17 \ ears of uko. H
Killed ?... 0 I
(This Information eon
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.) I