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WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY Al-TERNOON, DEC. H. 1953 ??> ,m ,n .. . ? ?
1,1 Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countie?
four Lions Club of Hay
County conducted their an
Ihristmas party for the visual
apped of this area at the
High School cafeteria Sun
lernoon from 2 until 4:30
I Some 40 blind or near
Beople of the county were
|tor (the occasion together
number of Lions and their
Fled program had been ar
I by the program committee
tog of singing, games, special
II numbers by guests,, read
tart the program going, Gor
'oody. one of the talented
in the handicapped
played a number of the
mas Carols on the piano
the group assembled. The
then sang Silent Night, fol
by a several numbers by Mr.
' on his accordian.
Tohn I. Kizer, pastor of the
hptist Church of Hazelwood,
tted a short, but to the point,
Hugh Matthews, of Canton,
? master of ceremonies, and
?Pon Miss Pauline Williams,
?se worker for the county,
?"?ducted several games in
| the special guests partici
1 of the blind guests were
"d, and quite a number
?d as to how they were en
* Party and how they su
rf the event each year.
Gale Kirkpatrick, daughter
?d Mrs. Ward Kirkpatrick
reading which was very
* a young girl and her ac
hed the home.
b Haney and his troop did
"Quest numbers both vocal
Fs of those attending rang
*w<> and one-half years to
?e and one-half,
pwipnts were served to all
?*ding and special gifts
*ea to the visgal handicap
he four clubs.
Lions Clubs in the
Canton, Clyde. Waynes
the just recently charter
?n Valley club at Bethel.
~i Governor Robert Barnes
F*- was a special guesf at
J*' bearing windy and cold
, Twsday, generally fair
N by the State Test
Max. Min. Rainfall
r-- 58 29 .45 ?
r 50 22
r~ 53 37 .52
P" 5a ** .09
OLDEST AND YOUNGEST at the annual Lions Club Christmas
party for the blind of Haywood County Sunday at Clyde School
were two residents of the Clyde area?J. V. Leatherwood, 89'/j
and Betty Jean Cutshaw, 2Vi, being held ,by her mother.
M 1 : V..-. .V.'.Vj'
Haywood Wins Its First
'Superior' Milk Rating
Hours In Force
l j -
Stores of this community* will
1 remain Open all day Wednes
day. it was announced by the
Merchants Association today.
On Friday evening the stores
will remain open until nine
o'clock, for the first evening
opening of the season.
The usual store hours prevail
daily?8:30 to 5:30, from Mon
1 day through Thursday, with the
nine o'clock closing on Friday
and a six o'clock closing on Sat
To Serve As
Fifteen tax listers, to serve in'
Haywood County in 1954 have
been appointed by Mrs. Mildred
Bryson, county tax collector and
supervisor, it was announced to
New listers named were: Mrs. R.
L. Coin and Harley Francis, Way
nesville: Mrs. Mae Messer, Cecil;
if C. Griswold. Ivy Hill, and Mrs.
Roy Medford, Iron Duff.
Other listers who have served
Ken Burnett, East Fork; Mrs.
Wade Rhea and Von Byers, Beav
erdam; Troy Leatherwood, Jona
than Creek; Mrs. Teague Williams,
White Oak; William Osborne,
Clyde; Gaston Burnett, Pigeon;
Mack Caldwell, Cataloochce;
Glenn McCracken, Fines Creek,
and Prank Medford, Crabtree.
The appointments were made by
Mrs. Bryson and approved by the
Mrs. Bryson also announced that
a special meeting for tax listers j
will be held all day on December
22 at the courthouse, starting at
9 30 a.m. Instructions will be giv
en to the tax representatives at
CDP To Plan
The Haywood County CDP has
1 ketball program will be a""an*cri
at a meeting at 7;30 p.m. Monday
in the commissioners- room at_the
courthouse; R. C. Sheffield,
chairman, and Steve Cassell assist
ant county agent, announced today, j
Communities will be asked to
again sponsor both boys' and girls
teams, and only organized com
munities can enter teams in the
CDP league, it was explained.
Also set for discussion is the;
possibility of formtng swimming
teams to take advantage of an in
vitation by the Champion VMCA
to use its pool. I
For the first time in its history,
Haywood County has received a
superior rating as a milk shed
area, enabling county producers to
sell their milk anywhere they
The Haywood Health Depart
ment received this welcome news
Friday from John Andrews, chief
of the federal sanitation section of
the Sanitary Engineering Division
in North Carolina.
Mr. Andrews reported that the
county received these ratings in
Retail raw milk, 91 per cent;
raw milk sold to plapnts, 93; pas
tion plants, 93; pasteurized milk,
teurization plapnts, 93; pasteurized
milk, 93; and enforcement methods,
Mr. Andrews made this notation
in his report:
"It will be noted that all ratings
are above the 90 per cent figure
which is considered satisfactory.
The survey officer commented in
this respect that the sanitarians
are to be congratulated on the job
which they are doing."
The actual inspection here was
conducted by B. L. Jessup, district
milk sanitarian, who disclosed this
"Milk in this area comes from
one retail raw dairy, two local
pasteurization plants and three
out - of - county pasteurization
plants. These five plants daily dis
tribute 2,242 gallons of pasteurized
milk, while the raw dairy distrib
utes 110 gallons of grade-A raw
(See Milk?Page 6)
S. S. Helmick
Dies At 71
ShcfTey Simons Helmick, 71,
well-known resident of Waynes
ville, died Thursday in the Hay
wood County hospital after a brief
Mr. Helmick was a native of Ran
dolph County, West Virginia, the
son of the late Robert and Martha
Bonner Helmick. He had resided
in Haywood County 38 years and
was an employe of the Waynes
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon in the First -Metho
dist Church with the pastor, the
Rev. Earl H. Brendall, officiating.
Interment was in Green Hill
Active pallbearers were Fred
Jones, Frank Jones, Fred Camp
(See S. S. Helmick?Page 6)
State Magazine Using
Haywood Scene On
The State Magazine is using a
Haywood winter scene, made by
William Lelnbaeh. former Moun
taineer photographer, as an il
lustration of the Christmas card
folder this year.
The scene shows a small home
on a hillside, with corn shocks
in front, after a light anow.
New Milk I
Fifteen changes are embodied
in the Haywood County milk or
dinance which was passed by the
county Board -of Health at its
meeting last week.
Revisions specify that:
1. A phosphate test is mandat
ory. These tests must be made be
fore any more milk can be sold.
2. The bacterial standard of raw
milk to the plant must, at on time \
after the milk has been received,
3. In-plpace cleaning procedures'
in plants are permitted, and may
be used on farms.
4. The temperature standard forj
short-time pasteurization has been
raised to 161*.
5. High-temperature pasteuriza
tion does not require an air-space
6. Grade-A milk placards are no
T. Plant sampling and inspec
tions are acceptable except for
one .sample a grading period.
8. Collform cannot exceed &)
per cubic centimeter. .
9. Straining of milk in dairy
barn is permitted under certain
10. Cool raw milk within two
hours to 50* after taking from
11. Platform testing is recom
12. Requirements are to be set
up for construction and cleaning
of milk tank trucks and cars.
13. Accept no milk with a rating
le?s than your own?unless an in
spection can be made.
14. Three of the last four sam
ples of milk must be within limit
o the coliform standard of 10
cubic centimeters per millimeter
15. Testing information is con
tained in the Public Health Milk
Dies At 93;
Funeral Tuesday i'
Ca.1"! Lorin" ^Cuee died I
Sunday at the home of a son W
Jennings McCrary of Clyde, Route
1. She was 93 years of age and i
spent her entire life in the Crab
tree section of Haywood County
The daughter of the late John
and Louise McCracken McClure. !
Mrs. McCrary was a member of
one of Haywood County's pioneer !
families and was beloved by a '
large circle of friends and rela
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Fincher
Chapel Methodist Church on
Hyder Mountain. The Rev. A. R.
Davis, pastor, will officiate and
burial will be in the Crabtree Bap
tist Church Cemetery.
(See Mrs. McCrary?Page 6)
Is Planned For
The annual Community Christ
mas Tree, sponsored by the Way
nesville Woman's Club for needy
children, will be held at the Court
House, December 23, at 3:30 p.m.
Gifts and candy will be distrib
uted to children from one to ten
years og age.
The Rev. Earl H. Brandall, pas
tor of the First Methodist Church,
will bring the Christmas message
and music will be furnished by stu
dents of the Waynesville high
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick, chair
man of the event, is asking for do
nations of new or good used toys, ,
to be left with her or with Mrs.
Henry Foy. ,
SEWER LINE ditches are shown here being dug
in Aliens Creek for the new community-wide
sewer system in that area. Here a steam shovM
of Harry Clay's, bites three-quarters of a yard of
dirt at a time from the ditch which is averaging
about five feet deep. Not too far away, a group of
men are putting the pipe in the diteh. The town
ia putting paj t of the lines, and Allison Construc
tion Company has a contract for installing 3,700
feet of the trunk lines. The shovel operator is
Ward Cole, and the grade checker is R. D. Owen.
Town Residents Complain
About 'Black Snowfall'
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Visitor Decides Coming
Here For Winter After
Reading This Paper
Tile Le Faine Hotel received a
letter from Miami Friday asking
for the rates as the writer was
interested in spending the
Christinas holidays in Waynes
ville. He went on to say that he
had read the advertisement of
the hotel in The Mountaineer
and became interested in see- j
a Western North Csrolina in
On Soco Gap
/ ? I
Crossing Soco Gap is unsafe !
without chains, it was reported
Monday morning by the State
Highway Patrol. About three inches
of snow are covering ice from yes
terday's freezing rain at the high
est point on Soco and it is virtu
ally impossible to gather traction
Hoads are open in ail other di-!
rections from Waynesville, Itpw- j
ever. They are wet but not icy ex- i
cept in small isolated spots on the ?
north side of some hills.
Max Patch, which often reports !
some of Haywood's wildest weath-1
er, is clear and the road is still
negotiable, according to Salvation ]
Army staff. The snow started rath- !
er slowly there about 10:30 Mon- ;
day morning, but looked as though :
it would develop into a real one
by noon. There was about an inch ;
of snow there at press time.
Since last Wednesday this area I
has had 2.53 inches of rain, accord- I
ing to the official Weather Report
as compiled by the State Test ;
Farm here. Almost ane and a half I
Inches fell on last Wednesday, I
with .45 inches on Friday, .52 on
Saturday and .09 on Sunday. The
rains continued until this morning '
when it become mixed with snow. '?
JANICE CORZINE IS HONORED
Miss Janice Corzine, junior at]
Western Carolina College, was
among twenty students recently in
itiated into the Zeta Chapter of
Alpha Phi Sigma, national honor
ary scholastic fraternity. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Corzine of Clyde.
an., ..... ?? >a|.
len in the Waynuville area only
twice?on Thanksgiving and today
However, 'black snow" has fal
len on the town almost every day
since cold weather arrived about
the middle of October.
The black snow," of course, is
soot which pours forth from
chimneys?usually signifying in
efficient furnace operation.
A number of Waynesvllle resi
dents have complained lately a
bout the fall of soot, and several
have asked The Mountaineer:
"hat can be done about it?"
To answer this question, report
er have talked with several heat
ing specialists (n town. All of them
point out that soot results mainly
froin cohiplet^ combustion. In oth
er words, when coal is not burned
completely, the flakes of soot rep
resent the unburned portion of the
fuel in the furnace.
Incomplete burning is due eith
er to faulty operation of a furnace,
to defective equipment, or both.
Steps recommended to cut down
1. Learn how to fire your fur
2. Keep furnace clean.
?t. Repair and modernize equip
ment wjion needed.
Heating specialists here explain
ed that incomplete burning of fuel
not only spreads a blanket of soot
over the town, but it -also is ex
pensive to property owners since
more fuel is needed to provide the
heat lost through inefficiency.
One commercial product, on
sale at some local hardware stores,
helps to minimize the soot prob
lem. Labeled a "soot destroyer",
the product, In the form of a pow
der, acts as a cleansing agent to
(See Black Snow?Page 61
Fill The Church'
On Next Sunday
Laymen of the First Methodist
Church have launched a program
for next Sunday, called "Fill The
The officers and teachers of the
church, together with their pas
tor, Rev, Earl H. Brendall, are
making every effort to have each
of the 700 scats in the auditorium
filled next Sunday at the 11
o'clock service. Rev. Mr. Brendall
said his sermon topic at that ser
vice would be "When God Walked
Down the Stairs of Heaven."
Special music by the choirs is
being arranged for the service.
The pastor said: "The greatest
joy will be the satisfaction of see
ing our entire membership turn
out to honor the birthday of our
West Pigeon community will
have a Christmas program at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday in the Bethel
School lunchroom, R. C. Sheffield
The program will Include the
awarding of $25. $15. and $10
priies for winners of the commun
ity's home and yard improvement
A Christmas treat will be given
to the children and refreshments
will be served at the end of the
Pigeon Valley Lions
Receive Club Charter
A civic organization came into
being in this area Thursday night
when the Pigeon Valley Lions
Club received its charter from the
The new Lions Club ? with 28
charter members?is sponsored by
the Canton Lions Club.
Officers and directors announc
ed at the ceremony were;
Hugh K. Terrell, president; Car
sop Clark, first vice president; Jack
Rigdon. second vice president;
Gay Calhoun, third vice president;
Kin McNeil, secretary - treasurer;
D. D. York. Lion Tamer; Guy
Wells, Tail Twister; Roy Deitz,
Morris Bumgarner. M. C. Nix, and
Frank Ammons, directors.
Other charter members are:
David Edwards. J. Lester Fore.
Henry Garner, L. B. George. R. T.
Hargrove, Eugene Henson, Ed Jus
tice, Henry Justice. Robert R. Kel
ly. Glenn W. MehafTey, R. Mark
Morgan, John G. Remenar, James
Reeves. R. C. Sheffield. J. W.
Sloan, Welch Singleton, and J, L.
The program Thursday night In
Welcome by Carson Clark; song
"America" by Lions and guests, led
j by Carroll Warren; pledge of al
legiance led by F. E. Shull, presi
dent of the Canton Lions Club; In
vocation by the Rev. L. B. George;
introduction of guests; entertain
ment by the Skyland Quartet; ad
dress by W. L. Rikard, principal
of Canton High School: presenta
j tion of the Lions charter by the
District Governor; presentation of
gong and gavel by Mr. Shull and
the benediction by Rev. George.
$50 Fine Set For
In Theatres Here
A town ordinance now prohi
bits smoking in theatre build
ings. with a $50 tine for every
offense, according to the formal
publication of the notice in to
'he ordinance points out that
it will be a violating to smoke
"while patrons are In the build
ing. previous to, during or im
mediately after any show for
The ordinance rame up for
I passage December 14.
Scmd And Ghbrus
A Christmas concert will be pre
sented bv the Waynesville High
School Concert Band and Chorus
in the school auditorium Thurs
day night at 8 o'clock. The groups
will be directed by Charles Isley.
head of the music department
and Robert Campbell.
I he Hammond organ, recently
acquired by the Music Depart
ment, will be played for the first
time in a concert and the harp
also a recent addition, will be feat
J he first half of the program
will he devoted (o selections from
The Me#iah by Handel. The open
ing number, (lie Overture to the
Messiah, will be played by the
band with organ accompaniment
played by Henry Lofquist, instruc
tor in piano, organ, and harp. This
Will be followed by alternate
numbers by the hand and chorus.
C horus soloists will be John Cal-*
hiun. tenor. Carol Webb, contral
to and Juanita Kelly, soprano.
The last part of the program
will include two favorites by the
!!d. D"SJeiBh Kide'' by Anderson
and Rudolph the Red Nosed Rein
deer '. The chorus will sing a group
of carols with piano accompani
ment by Sylvia Newell and organ
accompaniment by Mr. Lofquist.
Rosalind Amnions, Mary Ann Fish
er and Grey Watkins, students,
will alternate witirharp accompani
The closing number will be
"Noel" presented by the band and
Wall St. Journal
On Wellco Gifts
An item concerning the Christ
mas gifts to be given by Wellco
Shoe Corp. to their salesmen "to
keep them wide awake" was feat
ured on the front page of a recent
issue of the Wall Street Journal,
the nation's leading financial
I lie story carried by the Journal
"The Wellco Shoe Corp. is send
ing .its salesmen Christmas gifts
calculated to keep them wide
awake for next years selling
"The gifts are automatic coffee
pots which plug into the cigarette
lighter socket on auto dashboards,
brewing fresh coffee while the
salesmen are driving along the
"From now on," saysMValter S
Kaufman. Wellco executive "our
sales representatives really can
I stay awake around the clock."
Need Of Help
Agencies geared to spread
Christmas cheer during the sea
son, began full-time operations
over the weekend in the collection
of funds for carrying on their
In the meantime, the Welfare
Department was busy with details
of a heavier case load than last
year, according to Mrs. Sam
Queen, superintendent of the de
The Salvation Army plans to
lake care of about 40 families
with Christmas baskets, and 625
children with Christmas tree
treats, according to Major Cecil
Brown. The traditional red kettle,
with the Salvation Army lassie
ringing the bell, was on the streets
Saturday, and will be on duty
from now to Christmas. The de
mand for cash this year is greater
than last year, according to Major
The Lions Club set up their an
nual Dime Board on Main Street
over the weekend and will contin
ue operations until Christmas eve.
Mrs. Queen, in listing a number
of deserving families from the
files of her department, said that
due to the lack of sufficient staff
the Welfare Department would be
unable to deliver any baskets this
year. "We will be happy to give
complete information as to any
.family we have on file, including
ages, and directions for reaching
their home. We are sorry that
circumstances make it impossible
fur us to make deliveries of bas
kets and boxes this year."
Any person or organization
wanting to take one of the families
to help this Christmas should con
tact Mrs. Quepo at the Welfare i
?Off? V aid***MMPa. -SK *
plete Information will be provid
ed. Among those families on the
current list, and thus far not as
signed for assistance, includes
Case 1?Father, mother. 3 chil
dren: Girl 5, twins'5 months.
Case 2?Widow and 3 children;
Girl 12. girl 7. boy 6.
Case 3?Father and mother, 5
children: Girl 13, girl 12, girl 10,
girl 7, boy 8.
Case 4?Father, mother, 3 chil
dren: Girl 7, boy 4, boy 2.
Case 5?Father, monther, 5 chil
(See Needy Families?Page 3)
Officers continued their investi
Kation of circumstances and events
which lead to the fatal shooting
of Wood row Wilson Leatherwood,
36, last Tuesday at the Parks
Mill, in Iron Duff.
1 Sheriff Fred Y. Campbell, to
gether with Deputy June Setzer
and Agent P. R. Kitchen of the
S. B. I. worked on the case and
reported "several additional pieces
of evidence uncovered".
The officers gave no indication
as to what the evidence was. since
it was turned over to Solicitor
Thad D. Bryson, Jr.
Officers held Joe Parks on a
charge of murder in jail until last
Wednesday night, when he was re
leased under $4,000 bond. Also
held as a material witness was
Mr*. Sue Parks, a daughter-in-law
of Joe Parks. She was released on
Thursday under a bond of $1,000.
In continuing their investiga
tion, the officers made a number
of pictures of the scene of the
fatal shooting, and also of the car
owned by Leatherwood. One bul
let went into the left door of the
car, while the left front tire was
penetrated by another bullet. Of
ficers said that a .38 Colt pistol ^
was used. ?
Killed:::: 4 J
Injured. i i. 50
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway PatroL)