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aynesville, n. c, Thursday afternoon, oct.t 195.1? . , , "1, ?? ?
*1.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
iNATOR A. A. LENNON (center) spent a busy
v hours in Waynesville Tuesday afternoon. He
iited the court house, and ran into George A.
uwn. left, former chairman of the board, and
illiam Medford, former state senator, who was
with Senator Lennon for two sessions In the
General Assembly. Accompanying; Senator Len
non here was his secretary, John Slear.
arge Area Again Under
Quarantine For Rabies
[hool Inspection Shows
sed For Better Facilities .
- rru l r s a m :uu
wood Red Cross
s For Warm Clothing
ounty residents who have
m clothing for either chil
i or adults have been urged
ring it to the Red Cross of
in the courthouse, or else
the Red Cross and have it
rd Cross officials here ex
iled that they have received
ral calls recently for dona
i of clothing for school chil
i who do not have enough
? wrb to be properly clad
ittending school this wln
? condition of Mrs. John Har
? Jtme 58, of Jonathan
B. i described as "good" at
Hood County Hospital, where I
^kas admitted Sunday after
Haftor being Injured In an
Hwbile accident on the Jona
?Crcck road, two miles north
Hjrolman llarolotls Dayton of
Bbte Highway Patrol, who ln
^?ated the accident, said that
Bar, driven by Mr. James,
^Bout from a private drive in
B Path of a jeep driven by
Norris Smith, 23.
impact of the crash threw
?lames through the windshield
^Parted Mr. James from the
according to Patrolman
Mrs. James suffered
^B*ad deep lacerations of the
B kgs, while Mr. James was
the arms and legs. Smith
^Pes was charged with failure
?p before entering a highway
i ne ucca lur improved utilities
jnJHay wood County schools is ap
parent in a preliminary Health De
partment report of a sanitation
survey of schools, which disclosed
139 infractions of health regula
Health Department inspectors
Jack Arrington and Bill Milner be
gan their survey with the opening
of the fall term and have thus far
completed inspection of about
three fourths of the county's school
buildings. The survey is expected
to be completed in about two
The highest number of deficien
cies ? 24 ? was noted in school
toilets. Involved in the inspection
were cleanliness, number and con
dition of sanitary facilities.
Next on the list of "offenders"
were floors, walls, and ceilings,
which were judged by cleanliness,
general construction, color, and re
(See School?Page 8)
Woodmen Ut The World
To Dedicate Flag Pole
A (lag and flag pole will be dedi
cated by the Waynesville chapter
of Woodmen of the World at Hay
wood County Hospital at 3 p.m.
Participants at the dedication
will include members of the W.O.
W. chapter, the hospital's board
of trustees, nurses, and the Way
nesville High School band.
The public is invited to attend
DR. LANCASTER REMAINS
IN ASHEVILLE HOSPITAL
The condition of Dr. N. F. Lan
caster remains unchanged accord
ing to a report received by The
Mountaineer this morning. Dr.
Lancaster has been at Mission Hos
pital, Asheville, since becoming ill
To Help The
The Marines are coming to help
WaynesvHle beat Canton!
The only trouble is that the
Leathernecks will not be allowed
on the playing field. And the use
of flame throwers, machineguns.
and haifd grenades will not be
However, if moral support from
the stands will do any good, then
the Mountaineers may be able to
tie a knot in the Black Bears ap
pendages. This backing wiH come
from Waynesville members of a
Marine "Mountaineer" platoon
which has Just finished basic train
ing at Parris Island. S. C.
. Another dog died this week of
rabies, which meant the reinstate
ment of the previous quarantine
for all dogs and cats in a wide area
around Aliens Creek.
Jack Arrington, health depart
ment inspector', said that a Plott
hofmd, owtfett b* Henrf Messer. oA
Camp Branch, died of rabies on the
28th. The animal had been con
fined since being bitten by a rabid
dog on September 5th. The dog
first showed signs of illness oa the
22nd. the inspector said. The dog
died in an animal hospital where
it had been confined.
The head was sent to Raleigh,
and a positive report was received
Inspector Arrington said that no
persons were bitten by the dog,
since it had been in confinement
for three or more weeks. '
The area under quarantine starts
at the corner of Main and Pigeon
streets, goes down Pigeon Street
to Ninevah, and all the area around
the golf course and up Camp
Branch. The other side, starting
at the corner of Main and Pigeon
Streets, continues out Highway
19A-23 to the railroad tracks at
Dayton Rubber. All the area in
Aliens Creek and Camp Branch is
Inspector Arrington said that
officers from the police and sher
(See Rabies?Page 8)
'Hire - Handicc
Plans for Waynesville's obser
vance of NationaL "Employ the
Handicapped" Week were discus
sed at a meeting Wednesday after
noon at the Employment Security
Commission office here. A second
session is scheduled at noon Wed
nesday at Wellco Shoe Corp.
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, secretary
of the North Cacpllha Park, Park
way, and Forest Development
Commission office here, was nam
ed as new chairman of the "Em
ploy the Handicapped" Committee
The Carolina Marines were
scheduled to graduate from their
course today, and then start home
on leave a short time later. The
service men will be met by rela
tives at Asheville tomorrow after
noon and brought on to their
nomes in Haywood County.
While at Parris Island, the Hay
wood Marines were able to take
enough time off from their military
chores to organ Ire a platoon foot
ball team, which won six games
iand tied one. This tie was to a
post squad, composed of officers
who had played on college teams.
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Light Vote In Haywood Forecast
For Bond Issues Election Saturday
To Be Open
At 6:30 A.M.
A comparatively light vote is ex
pected in the county Saturday as
Tar Heel voters go to polls through
out the state to indicate whether
they approve of a plan to issue
$50,000,000 In bonds for school
improvements and $22,000,000 for
mental institution facilities. Polls
will be open from 6:30 a.m. until
The state called for the bond
issue referendum after a thorough
study of North Carolina's schools
and mental institutions by profes
Glenn W. Brown, chairman of the
Haywood County Board of Elec
tions. asserted :"We are expecting
a relatively light vote?but we hope
Nearly 12,000 ballots were dis
tributed and instructions were
given to county registrars Wednes
day by Mr. Brown and board clerk
Mrs. J. B. Siler at a special meet
ing at the courthouse.
At the meeting, Mr. Brown ex
plained that the state will bear the
entire cost of this election, and
urged that all possible economy be
observed in the conduction of bal
loting. In this connection, clerks
or assistant registrars will not be
employed except In unusual cases.
Mr. Brown said.
Several registrars complained
that they are having difficulty in
obtaining the services of judges for
the voting?especially for the Re
publican Party. A report disclos
ed that there are seven vacancies
lor Republican judges and two for
Democrats at the county's various
polling places. * ?*
Registrars who will serve on Sat
urday will include:
Mrs. iCharles Duckett, Aliens
Creek: I. H. Ramsey, Bcaverdam
No. 1; Mrs. Jake Smathers, Bea
verdam No. 2; Mrs. Logan M.
White. Beaverdam No. 3; Mrs.
'Wade Rhea. Beaverdam No. 4; Fred
Williams, Beaverdam No. 3; Mrs.
Don Scroggs, Beaverdam No. 6; J.
M. Caldwell, Big Creek; L. C. Cald
well, Cataloochee; Mrs. Howard
Medford, Cecil; Mrs. C. E. Brown.
Jr., Clyde; W. J. McCrary, Crab
tree; Wess Pless, East Fork; R. A.
Justice. Fines Creek No. 1; Marvin
Arrington, Fines Creek No. 2; Mrs.
Raymond Crawford, Hazelwood; H.
R. Bryson, Iron Duff; William Me
haffey. Ivy Hill; Dick Moody, Jona
than Creek; Mrs. Elizabeth Q.
Reeves, Lake Junaluska; Walker
Brown, Pigeon; Mrs. Harley Wells,
Center Pigeon; Mrs. Clifton Shook.
Saunook; Mrs. David Hyatt, Cen
tral Waynesville; J. Harley Francis,
East Waynesville; Mrs. W. A. Hyatt,
South Waynesville; Mrs. Shuford
Howell, West Waynesville; Mrs.
Sara Ledford. White Oak.
o replace A1 Whitehead, Employ
ment interviewer. Mrs. Alley will
begin her new ddties following
observance of next week's pro
Participants in the meeting a
greed generally that the larger in
dustrial plants in the county real
ize the value of employing the
(See Handicapped?Page 81
BALLOTS WERE DISTRIBUTED Wednesday by (left to right) Beaverdam 2; j. M. Caldwell. Big Creek; Mra. Harley Wells, Center
Glenn W. Brown, chairman of the Board of Elections, and board Pigeon, and J. Harley Francis, East Waynesville.
clerk Mrs. J. B. Slier to county registrars Mra. Jgke Smathers, (Mountaineer Photo). *
Of Kiwanis .
Charles Underwood of Lafce Jun
aluska, lumberman and owner of
the Underwood Novelty Co.. was
elected president of the Waynes
ville Kiwanis Club at a meeting of
the club Tuesday night. He suc
ceeds Bob Winchester.
Rales of peanuts to defray ex
penses for the Waynesvllle Ki
wanis Club's observance of Na
tional Kids' Day has been termed
"very successful'' by R. C. Shef
field, chairman of the Kiwanis
boys and girls work committee.
Approximately 2400 bags were
sold by club members, Mr. Shef
Hyc Shcptowitch, owner of
Sheppe's dress shop, was elected
vice president. Named on the Board
of Directors were: Roger Ammons,
Enos Boyd, Rufus Carawell, Rev
James H. Coleman, Mark Kirkpat
rick, Ray Pleiness, Bill Roberts,
and R. C. Sheffield. Mr. Winchest
er,, as retiring president, auto
matically becomes a member of the
board for next year.
Tuesday's program was In charge
of a visiting inter-club delegation
from Canton, headed by president
Irving Goodston. Guest speaker
was Rabbi Sidney Unger of Ashe
ville, who spoke on "Life and Liv
Dr. Unger asserted that "we all
live within four bounds ? birth,
death, right and wrong ? and all
our motivations are fundamentally
within those four walls. But it is
up to us as to what we do with
what we have. Instead of living
true to our nature of goodness, we
(See Kiwanis?Page 8)
Town Church Census Near
, ? , . - -1 ?
Cpl. Pritchard H. Smith of the
State Hlghfray Patrol haa aaked
WaynesvUle fans driving to the
Canton came Friday night to
leave here sufficiently early to
avoid speeding to the stadium
to get a good seat. He added that
traffic on the highway will be
heavy and urged that extra cau
tion be observed both going to
and returning from the game.
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The county - wide committer
charged with making plans for
construction of a Homr Arts and
Agricultural Buildings on the new-1
ly acquired 20-acre tract purchas
ed by the county, are making
"substantial progress", they re
ported this week following a com
The committee plans to study
(See Livestock?Page 8)
County GOP To Meet
Saturday At Canton
A meeting of Haywood County
Republicans has been called for
7 30 p.m. Saturday at the Canton
Town Hall, according to an an
nouncement by Elmer (Red) Miller,
The purpose of the meetiDg will
be to lay plans for party activities
during the coming months. All
Republicans, men and women, are
urged to attend.
Tabulation of result^ of the
Wiynesvilld, church census is ex
pected to "be Completed tonight, ac
cording to workers in charge of the
church-preferdoce survey made by
the First Baptist Congregation.
Rev. J. J. Jernigan of Columbia.
S. C? associate director hae headed
the church census, conducted pri
marily to enlarge the membership
of the First Baptist Church, but al
so Intended to benefit other de
nominations in town. Information
gained in the survey will be turned
over to whatever church is prefer
red by persons interviewed.
Some 73 persons worked Sunday
afternoon from 12:30 until 6:30 in
contacting 3,000 town residents.
Census cards were then turned over
to tabulators who began their
court! to determine Waynesville's
Rev. Jernigan said that prelim
inary results indicate that the First
Baptist Church can draw from a
field of 1300-1400 Baptists or pro
In accordance with these find
ings, Rev. Jernigan said, he will
recommend that the First Baptists
add two more departments for
adults and several more classes to
their present Sunday School sys
Rev. Jernigan has been assisted
by members of the local church
and by three Baptist professional
church workers ? Mrs. E. W.
Holmes of Farmville, N. C., inter
mediate department worker; Mrs.
C. D. Bain, of Dunn. N. C.. pri
mary department worker, and Mrs.
C R. Hinton, of Granite Falls, N.
C., beginners department worker.
Co-chairmen of the census cam
paign for the congregation were M.
T. Bridges and Ernest Edwards.
Term To End
The September civil term of
Superior Court was adjourned
Monday after the Issuance of
court orders by Judge Grovcr A.
Martin of Smithfteld.
Defendants' demurrer was over
ruled In the case of John H. Al
len vs. J. C- <Bucki Plemmons and
I Joyce Warren, doing business as
Plemmons and Warren, and R. O.
In the case or A. T. Ward, et al.
i Mrs. E. O. ? Ensle?, et al, the re
ceivers report was approved, and
payment of funds to settle U. S.
government claims was directed,
along with payment of fees to the
trustee and to attorneys Involved.
The next criminal session of
Superior Court will convene in No
vember, and the next civil term
Offices To Close
All offices in the courthouse
with the exception of the sheriff's
will be closed this Saturday be
i cause of the bond issue election
being held at the courthouse, ac
cording to an announcement by
C. C. Francis, chairman of the
It's In The Book
What Is the legal definition ol
reckless driving??B.O., Mebane.
The Motor Vehicle Manual says
In section 20-140: "Any person who
drives any vehicle upon a highway
carelessly and heedlessly in wilful
or wanton disregard of the rights
or safety of others, or without due
caution and circumspection and at
a speed or in a manner so as to
endanger or be likely to endanger
any person or property shall be
guilty of reckless driving, and upon
conviction shall be punished as
provided (by law)."
Highlanders Group Charts
'54 Plans, Re-elects Officers
CHARLES UNDERWOOD (left) I
fd president and vice president,
Klwania Club Tuesday night at a
cheater Is retiring president.
ind Hye Sheptowitch were elect
respectively. of the Waynesviile
meeting of the club. Bob Win
(See picture page one, section two>
Officers were re-elected and
plans for next year were discussed ,
at the annual meeting of Western
North Carolina Highlanders. Inc.,
held recently in the Masonic Tem
Chosen to serve another term
Major O. A. Fetch, resident man
ager of Fontana Village, president;
John Parris, director of public re
lations for the Cherokee Historical
Association and the drama. "Unto
These Hills." vice president; Mrs. j
Doyle D. Alley, secretary of the
North Carolina Park, Parkway and
Forest Development Commission,
recording secretary, and Paul
Hyatt, owner or tne I'leamont Ho
Officers and directors of the
group made annual reports cover
ing the past season's activities, ac
complishments, and problems en
countered. Reports indicated that
there was a decrease of tourist
travel in this area, varying from
3 to 20 per cent. This decrease
was attributed to several factors,
including general tightening of con
sumer spending, a polio "scare"
farther to the east in the state,
and increased foreign travel.
It was pointed out that the open
ing of additional hlgh-tyue tourist
accomodations accounted for a
greater spread of business in the
(See Highlanders?Page 8)
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Ly" A ^ L
I Little Th doudy and
ri,| wL ngc Frld?y
piled hv1t,Vll,e ternP?rature
(Medl>y the State Teat Farm.
28 Ma*. Mln. Rainfall
28 8< 58 -
30 " 85 40 L_
83 43 ?
Killed.::: 4 I
Injured.... 37 I
(This Information com
piled from Roeonle of I
Stato tilth way Patrol.)
SATURDAY, OCT. 3, IS ELECTION DAY-EXERCISE YOUR HlCrlT AND VOTE