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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, September 03, 1953, Image 1

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"""* \ ? I ? i Q? ??? I I The W aynesv ille Mountaineer ?Arabic proverb. ? Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ? jJj 68th YEAR NO. 72 . 30 PAGES Assoc iatedPress WAYNESV11.LE. N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 3, 1953 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties ? MAIV BOOTS" GUNN |tMB invited to appear as 0 vocalist on the Arthur gglfleusioii show from WBT, pt,nc _ thus he co mini; petvilir's first television art Sto will sing Friday, Sep 11, at 8:30 p.m. tot Gunn received the invita , tfitr making a hit when she tocast as guest vocalist with tor Smith and his Cracker I Orchestra over Radio Sta I WBT .Monday of this week, loots' is well-known in this ion. having been featured on too WHC'C in Waynesville as j, Asheville, Black Moun , He: (iersonville. and Brevard, is famous for her interpreta u( .Mexican Joe" and "Frankie Johnnie'' and also brings ap se with her rendition of "Five ;Two Eyes of Blue", is Gunn is the daughter of Mr. Mr-. R. C. Gunn and is a stu at St. John's High School, is also a music student at St. ft and is a member of the ; of Grace Episcopal Church. ngaret Wyatt liters Broken jist When Hit By pck Wednesday rpret Wyatt, 14 - year - old Kville High Student, had a c escape Wednesday when ns hit by a truck and broke rm as she was thrown a l a curb. I accident occurred about p.m on Balsam St., Hazel near its intersection with St., in front of the Hazel- j Presbyterian Church. Ac- ! uied by two school friends, I Wyatt ran alone from be- I a school bus into the path. CMC light truck drlveif'Tjy't is Boone Franklin, of Allen's i Margaret was knocked down ! hroun against the curb, Bg ber left wrist, iklin took the girl to the tod County hospital where i examined, and the arm i was taken home by Patrol irolotis Dayton, who investi the case, together with ?d Police Chief, Roy Stev laret is the daughter of Mr. re Steve Wyatt, of Hyatt's ?"d is in the eighth grade charges are being filed a ihe truck driver who had I lor the school bus and was #ng very slowly when he ! girl. She had not been a fer on the bus. feeders Pay ) fine Each -young men who decided to ! thc straight section of V 284 through Jonathan 2 ra? track have $400 ' today than when they ??ir racing project. m decided to stage a race ne the merits of their 'ook careful pains to see Patrolman was nearby. I pPor' g?t to the patrol, t Pritchard Smith went to tn^t 'ong ail four were a warrant, and hailed l. *here Mayor J. H. Way tof? costs t0 a Plea reckless driving. Ways of getting thou- h ttley can Prose ; ' haVng t" be on the 15 explained. -*hen? 'S g0ing to be he'her we are right there * now Ti ?aid' "We are tin im. 0 get others-and g wto court/* ' le tther; w win V cloudy an<l con* Ifrnoo" T[hJUiy of a ?>Re m , undershowc.,(i. temperature Fri m e Test Farm, k a"- M,n- Ralnfall 81 51 _ ^T' 80 53 _ ??8# 61 _ HOT Most people have to be baptized, get married or die to have a special church service arranged for them. But 15-year-old Neil Kelly of Bethel had that honor during his recent trip to Massa chusetts with the 4-H Club. Neil, a member of the Bethel Methodist Church, has a perfect ten-year record for Sunday School attendance and hoped to bring back a signed statement of his atten dance at Sunday School in Massa chusetts to maintain the perfect lecord. But in Housatonic, Mass., it is the custom to discontinue Sunday School for the summer months. When informed of the circumstanc es, the pastor of the Methodist Church there arranged a special session of Sunday School with sev eral other young people of the church. Neil was then given prop er certification of his attendance and managed to keep the 10-year r^cprd in tact. We consider that hohesyio-joodness good will. Water And Light Bills Must Be Paid Promptly Citizens who are behind in their water and light bills are be ing warned today that they must pay at least one-third plus the current bill, by the tenth of each of the next three months or serv ice will be discontinued. . The board of aldermen took drastic action Thursday and is sued an ordinance that all light and water bills must be kept cur rent. Officials said that this action was necessary, because some cus tomers were behind and were not reducing their indebtedness. Addresses Needed By Draft Board Mail addressed to the following registrants has been returned to the Selective Service Office, Any one knowing the present address of these registrants, please contact the Local Selective Service Office: Cassius Green, Paul Bruce Pressley, Charles Goodson, Wiley Carroll Gibson, David Hugh Mas-! sie, Billy Dan Wilson, James Rich- : ard Gaddy, Charles Junior Rath bone, Bobby Jennings Hardin, and Thomas Leroy Gibson. Transport Turns On Side In Sharp Curve A transport trailer turned over on its side in "Dead Man's Curve" on highway 19-23, Just below Bon A-Venture Cemetery Wednesday night. No injuries were reported by the highway patrol. County Ready For Labor Day Haywood County is all set to celebrate Labor Day with most ac tivities centered in Canton. The 47th Annual Labor Day Program will be held there. Business throughout the county will be suspended for the day. in cluding all schools which will be closed. Most of the football coaches, however, plan "practice as usual" for their teams. The Mountaineer will be publish ed as usual but will go to press at 9:30 Monday morning in order to give the stall a partial holiday. The Wayncsville bands will per form in two Western Carolina pa rades on Monday. At eleven o'clock, 120 pieces of the Waynesville band will march in the Canton Labor Day parade. Then the two bands, the junior and military, will board buses and go to Hendersonville for lunch, and march in the Apple Harvest Fes tival parade there. Charles Isley. director, said that there would be 40 pieces in the Junior Band, and 60 pieces in the military band. Robert A. Campbell, assistant director, will be in charge of one group. Labor Day will be a holiday for the court house offices, according to C. C. Francis, chairman. The commissioners will v hold their scheduled ftrst Monday meet ing on Tuesday, Mr. Francis said. The sheriff's office will be the only oice open from noon Satur day until Tuesday morning. In Canton some extra pre-Labor Day specialties have been planned to prepare the way for the big day. The Labor Day queen will be selected during a colorful cere mony scheduled for Canton High School stadium Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The queen will receive a special $200 scholarship to Brenau College. Gainesville. Ga., along with other gifts. All other contest en tries will receive special recogni tion. A coronation ball, booked for (See Labor Day?Page 3) Hearing Set For Speeder Who May Have Had A Bear Park Rangers have set a hearing for three o'clock Friday, for the man they chased from Newfound Gap to Maggie Sunday, in the be lief that he had a Park bear in his car. After the Park Rangers get through with the Bryson City man. Patrolman H. Dayton wants a few words with the defendant, as the patrolman has a warrant charging the man with driving drunk, reck less driving, no drivers license, and driving in excess of 75 miles an hour. The Rangers became suspicious of the car, and gave chase from Newfound Gap to Maggie, where Patrolman Dayton joined in. About that time the Rangers gave out of gas and the patrolman continued the chase. The car wrecked on Jonathans Creek when it hit a pick-up truck. There were no injuries. Two men grabbed bags and es caped through a cornfield, while the driver remained in the car. In the trunk of the car were papers with blood on them, and a bloody butcher knife. Officers believe the men had killed a Park bear. No matter what the Rangers find, it looks like the driver has enough charges in the warrant held by Patrolman Dayton. The defen dant is a former deputy sheriff of Swain county. County Calves Make Good Showing At Dairy Show The District Junior Dairy Show was a great success Wednesday. There were approximately one hundred dairy calves in the show from Haywood, Yancey, McDowell. Henderson, Polk, and Buncombe counties. The 4-H and F.F.A. members and their families were treated to a picnic supper Tuesday. Septem ber 1. There were approximately two hundred present for this out-! ing. Judges were Dr. Ray Murley. Dairy Department, North Carolina State College, and George Hobson. County Agent, Mecklenburg Coun The show was judged by the Danish System. There were six caive* from Haywood County, ' which placed as follows: James Leatherwood, Maggie ? 1 Guernsey?White Ribbon. James Leatherwood, Maggie ? 1 Guernsey?Red Ribbon. Estellena Robinson, Thickety? 1 Guernsey?-White Ribbon. Howard Robinson, Thickety?1 Guernsey?White Ribbon. Douglas Green, East Pigeon?1 Jersey ? Blue Ribbon. Frances E. Yates, Iron Duff ? 1 Jersey?Blue Ribbon. "There is certainly more room for improvement in the dairy calf interest here in Haywood County, i' believe that next year Haywood | will have more calves and they will do a better job of growing these heifers," said Cecil Wells, Assist ant County Agent STEVE CASSEL, the new assist ant county agent, who assumed his duties on Tuesday. Mr. Cassel was formerly with TV A and has been in Haywood on many occa sions in connection with farm improvement programs. (Mountaineer Photo). Sure Enough Monkey Business Floyd Plemmons, a service sta tion operator, has lifted the hood to many a car, but this week he had a new experience at his job at the Rigfins-Leatherwood Gulf Station, at the Lake. As he lifted the hood of a car, a frisky monkey Jumped out, Plemmons, in telling his story to Deputy Eugene Howell, ad mitted "I did some jumping too. 1 went back into the station." There he calmly asked the owner: "Was 1 supposed to raise the hood of your car?" The owner looked puzzled, and said :"I know of no reason why you should not. Why?" "When I did a monkey Jumped out. There he Is now." The owner of the car was dum i founded. He did not own a mon key. and did not know there was a monkey within miles of his car. About that time someone came by and said that three monkeys ^ from a zoo In the Maggie Valley had escaped. The owner of the car said he and family had spent the night at a motel not too far from the >00, and surmised that the monkey crawled up under the hood of his car to hide. The animal was captured and returned to the 100. ? , Sunburst Ranch Sells For $93,985 The 1,555-acre Sunburst Ranch was sold by Penny Brothers Satur day for $93,985, according to Rob ert Richardson, advertising man for the auctioneering firm. J. T. Powell bought the timber, farm and grassland, while Jack Hipps purchased the modern rock home. The timbcrlands brought from $32.50 to $40 per acre. Mr. and Mrs. John Moore have returned from Hayesville where they spent two weeks with the former's mother, Mrs. Claude Moore, who is ill. 2 Teen-Age Boys Confess To Making 7 Break-Ins BULLETIN Two trm-iie boys confessed to the seven break-ins dor ins the past two weeks, as they surren dered to police about noon today. Chief Orville Noland said the boys had agreed to show officers where they had hidden the loot taken from the four business firms and three schools. One boy is 14, the other 16. Police are closing in their drag net on two teen-age white boys who they feel are guilty of seven rob beries here within the past two weeks. One boy is 14, the other 16. The police have recovered ? a sizeable amount of loot, and got to within a few yards of the defend ants in a merry chase on a moun tainside Wednesday afternoon. , Chief Orville Noland said'this morning that the two 1 local boys are known, and that Policeman Ray Whitner was within a few yards of the boys Wednesday, when they darted into the dense undergrowth on the mountain. Chief Noland said that a bicycle, taken from the Styles home on Brown avenue had been recovered in the home of one of the boys. And t from a tree-house near the Sul phur Springs property, the police ' found belts, T-shirts, pants, boots, lights owned by the Band, and oth- : er goods missing from places which had been entered in recent weeks. The la?t place to be entered was i Ray's Department Store, where a window was smashed. About $40 i of Ray's merchandise has been re covered, the police said. Chief Noland listed the places i entered as: Tom Lc^e's Service Sta- i tion; Walker Service Station; Band building, High School office; Cen- i (See Teen-Age?Page 4) After All It Is An Honest Town Who ran deny but what this is an honest town? Wednesday night when the Open Air Curb Market on Main Street closed, they failed to take in a half bushef of Golden De licious apples. The apples were left right on the sidewalk. Thursday morning when the market opened, the apples were still there, and from all appear ances, not a single one was missing. Rabid Dog On Aliens Creek Bites 4 Children; 6 Others Affected; Quarantine Made Quarantine Placed On That Section For Next 21 Days By Health Officers. Ten residents of Aliens Creek section began taking treatment to day for rabies, after four were bit ten. and six others handled a dog which died Tuesday from rabies. Health authorities are still mak ing an investigation to determine whether any others were bitten, or came in contact with the dog. At the same time. Dr. N. F. Lancaster, county health officer, placed a quarantine on the area including all of the section in Al iens Creek within Waynesvillc, up Camp Branch, and the Country Club area. The quarantine said. "All residents of the above men tioned area are notified to keep their dogs and cats in Jlosc con finement for 21 days, and should report any strangeness in animals to a veterinarian. "Any animals bitter, by the rabid dog should be destroyed immediate ly unless it was vaccinated at least three weeks before being bitten, in which case it should be kept up for go days and observed closely. The quarantine is in effect from today until the 23th of this month," the official order said. The four people bitten were: Charles Carver, age 4. Douglas Mull, ag? 5. Polly Curtis, age 3. Michael D. Carver, age 6. Tbe six who had been in con tact with the rabid dog, and will also undergo treatment include: Mrs. Charles Curtis. Terry Curtis, age 7. Bonnie Curtis ,age 11. Harold I ne Curtis, age 5. Douglas Carver, age 3. Miss Maxine Heagan. The health office inspectors. Jack Arrington and Bill Milner, were continuing their investigation of the area at noon. They were working in an effort to find anyone who might have been around the rabid dog, and were taking up all dogs known to have been bitten by the dog over the week-end. They were also working with the dog catcher, Montgomery Queen, picking up all stray dogs In the area. The health officials described the dog which died of rabies as "a mixed breed, part bulldog. Brown, Hrendle Plott type, white spot on face about size of golf ball, tail lipped with white. Was seen Sat urday and Sunday on Putnam and Shepherd Streets, up Aliens Creek, along Camp Branch, and in the Country Club section. Dog died Tuesday, and head was sent off, and a state report showed it died of rabies. Persons bitten, or coming in contact with the dog will take shot treatments for 14 to 21 days, de pending upon place on body bitten. Health officials said: "Any person having been bitten ; by the recent rabid animal should report to their doctor immediately as rabies is 100 per cent fatal if contracted. Always, as a first aid precaution, wash all animal bites immediately and thoroughly for 15 to 20 minutes with a strong, warm, soap solution." A rabies clinic will be held Sat urday, September 5, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Aliens Creek School House. All citizens owning (See Rabies?Page 3) Water Situation / Here Is Criticaj The water situation tn Waynes viile today was termed as "critical" l>y G. C. Ferguson, town manager. He said that it was essential that every patron being served by the Waynesville system ? including tiiose of Hazelwood and Lake Juna iuska?conserve every drop possi ble, in an effort to "get by" until we have some rain. "if the citizens fail to put on a conservation program of their own. we will be forced to take drastic steps to see that use of water is curtailed throughout the community. We do not want to go to that point if we can avert it," he explained. The town manager explained that the continued dry weather had reduced the flow of the streams on the 9,000-acre watershed, and the head pressure was reduced to the point that water was not flowing into the system fast enough to take care of the demand. All street fountains have been I Vut off. and all water used foi- i washing streets is being pumped from the creek into the street tank wagon, and none is being taken from the town rpservoir for this purpose. ? Mr. Ferguson said that it would be next May before the new fli ttering plant is complete. At that time we will have an adequate supply of water at ail times. "The matter now stands with the customer. If they conserve until the supply Is replenished, we will be able to get by without harsh restrictions. Unless they do respond, we will be forced to limit the use of water to human con sumption," he emphasized. ? ? >. JOE N. TATE, JR., wan elected new president last week of the Haywood County Young Demo crats Club, succeeding Walter Clark of Canton. Tate has long been active in campaigns and affairs of the Democratic Party and other civic matters. For Ave years he has worked as a fefd and seed inspector for the N. C. State Agriculture Department and was formerly connected with the Waynesoille Peed and Seed Company. A graduate of Way nesville High School, he attend ed Western Carolina Teacher's College in Cullowhee. Tate Is a member of the JVaytirsvllle First Baptist Church, Liona Club. Ma sonic Lodge and American Le gion. He lives with his wife and 2 children on Beech St., Haael wood. Methods Oi Getting New Industry Told At Forum By The Light Of Much 'Moonshine' Officers are still trying to flg urc out what fury September hath wrought. On the first day, ten people were placed in Jail on charges of being drunk. This was higher than the aver- | age week-end. The cause of it all?that's what the officers would like to know. | A Pennsylvania industrialist, whose company has a plant in operation at Asheville and is now building one at Boone, was the principal speaker at the Industrial Development Forum held in Bry son City Wednesday night. A number from here attended. O. J. Greenway, vice president, International Resistance Co.. with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa., was the principal speaker. The forum was mother in a series of ten being held by the State Board of Conservation and Development in various parts of North Carolina In an effort to speed plans for bringing more industries into the State. The forum was held primarily for residents of Cherokee. Graham, Clay, Macon, Swain, Jacksop. Transylvania, Hay wood and Polk counties. Director Ben E. Douglas of the Department of Conservation and Development was in charge of ar rangements. Other speakers included: Lieu tenant Governor Luther H. Hodges, State Treasurer Edwin M. Gill, John Paul Lucas, public relations (See Industry?Page 6) ? lack Chapman Is Chairman County's Ag-Art Project Jack Chapman wag elected chair man of the steering committee re cently named by the commission ers to work with them in getting plans and construction started on the agricultural and home arts buildings and grounds. The county recently purchased a 20-acre tract for the project half-way between here and Lake Junaluska. Richard N. Barber. Jr., was nam ed vice chairman, and Mrs. W. D. Ketner, secretary, with B. F. Nes bitt, assistant, and Roy Haynes, treasurerA Way Jke^anklin, county agent, preser/ \o\nap to the group, and outlinJ Vi suggestions as had been f ^AKxtension Workers of Sti ^^jjVas to the location of cattle show ring. The committee decided to visit similar projects in Winston-Salem, Statesville and Valdosta, Ga. After their trip, the committee plans to consult with experts of State College for blue prints. It was pointed out that there are home art buildings in Charlotte, Shelby that might be visited be fore actual plans are drawn. Tentative plans call for a sale and show barn and ring, together with a building suitable for the home demonstration club women, I and meetings in general. The committee is Just making a 1 thorough study of the project, and will try to make it serviceable, educational and for recreation, it was explained. I K. T. MESSER, 77. lone - time public official, passed away Mon day afternoon following a linger ing illness. Funeral services were i held Wednesday. Funeral Rites Held Wednesday For R. T. Messer Funeral services were held yes terday afternoon in the.First Bap tist Church for R. T. Messer, form er member of Hie Haywood Coum1 Board of Education, who died Mofi day in the Haywood County hos pital after a long illness. The Rev. Malcolm Williamson, pastor of the Waynesville Presby terian Church, officiated and in terment was in Green Hill Ceme tery. Active pallbearers were Carleton Weatherby, M. H. Bowles, Claude Allen, James Noland, J. J. Fergu son. and Lawrence Leatherwood. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Ratcliffe, J. B, Slier, Fred Camp bell, Roy Francis, Bryan Medford, John Boyd, Estes Arrington, O. S. Rhymer, James Moore, John Gras ty, D. J. Noland, E. A. Williamson, E. K. Herman, J W. Killlan, H. C. Wilburn, J. C. Patrick. Henry Da vis, Dr. N. F. Lancaster, Dr. J. E. Fender, Dr. Robert Turner, M. T. Bridges, W. Curtis Russ, Jesse James, Jonathan Woody, W. I. Dooley, Judge F. E. Alley, J. H. Way, J. R. Morgan, Jule Noland, Jim Boyd. Grady Ferguson, Jack Messer, Frank Leatherwood, John M. Queen. Grover C. Davis. Robert Welch, and Dr. Boyd Owen. Mr. Messer was the son of Frank lin B. and Jennie Noland Messer, early settlers of Haywood County, and spent his entire life here. He served as education board chairman for eighteen years and was a town alderman for three terms. He was formerly engaged in the wholesale grocery business and was active in community af fairs. Messer was a deacon of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow. Mrs. Herma Jarrett Messer; two sons. Earl E. Messer of Ashevirie. and W. C. Messer of St. Louis. Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. E. E. Boone of Waynesville; Ave grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Crawford Funeral Home. Highway Record For 1953 In Haywood (To Date) Killed:;;; 4 Injured.;:. 35 (This Information com piled from Records ad State Highway FatroL)

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