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? D D 7 . t . - ~ WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 13, 1956 *3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
71st YEAR NO. 13 12 PAGES Associated Press " .
To Open Wednesday
' Immunization of persons under
20 years of age' and expectant
mothers with Salk polio vaccine
will begin at the Haywood County
Health Center Wednesday -in an
effort to reach as many people as
possible before the polio season
starts this summer
It has been estimated that there
are approximately 18.000 persons
eligible for the shots in Haywood
County. Of this total, 5,000 children
are classified in the pre-school
group, 9,000 in school, and 4,000
young persons between the ages
of 18 and 20.
At school clinics last fall and
this spring, 1,882 students receiv
ed their first doses and 1,600 their
Since vaccine was madl avail
able to private physicians, Hay
wood County doctors have given
1,082 polio vaccine shots in their
offices. This number includes 23
shots given free of charge.
Miss Dorothy Whisenhunt, rec
ords clerk at the Health Center,
said that there were six polio
cases in Haywood County last
year, but none involved children
who had polio shots. One person
afflicted was a 25-year-old women;
one a 14-year-old boy, and the
rest were under 10 years og age.
Present recommendations are
that the second Salk immunization
be given from fou&to six weeks
after the first shot^nd the third
in from seven to nine months af
ter the second.
Dr. Jonas Salk. developer of
the vaccine, has stated that even
one shot affords some measure of
The Health Center has enough
vaccine on hand at present for
100 shots and expects to recolvo
enough for 900 more in the near
The Health Center was sent vac
cine for 1,400 shots last fall by the
State Board of Health to be used
for the immunization program in
Haywood County However, nurses
at the center were Instructed not
to give the shots here and the vac
cine later had to be returned to
the state for use in counties where
the shots were in great demand.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Truitt and
two children, Babs and Buddy,
who have been making their home
on Walnut Street, moved to
Hickory last week. Mr. Truitt is
with the Metropolitan Insurance
Co. Mrs. Truitt has been employed
as a nurse with Champion Fibre
Take Your Choice
For those who hold with
Ground-Hoc Day on February 14,
tomorrow is the day.
No complaints were registered
on the 2nd, however, a day of
snow, sleet, and rain?when it
was presumed the old weather
profit was glad to stay in his
hole and wait for an early spring.
Could be. those who are still
undecided on The Day, were glad
to decide in favor of the 2nd and
leave the 14th for sending Valen
tines, a custom over w^ich there
is no controversy.
Three persons were injured in
two of four traffic accidents in- '
vestigated in Haywood County dur
ing the weekend by the State High
Ray Conard, 12, of Route 4, Way
nesville. suffered the loss of'sev
eral teeth when the 1940 Ford in
which he was riding, driven by his
brother. Junior Conard, collided
on the White Oak road Sunday
with a 1951 Chevrolet driven by
Elmer Gene Hembree, Route 1,
Hembree was charged with driv
ing on the wrong side of the high
way by Patrolman W. R. Wooten.
Damage to both cars was esti
mated at $125 each.
Mrs. John W. Soesbee of Ashe
ville suffered head cuts and Dal
Watson Warren of Canton sustain
ed facial cuts and a leg Injury at
7 a.m. today when a 1950 Ford
driven bf Warren collided with a
1953 Mercury driven by Mrs. Soes
bee's husband at the Intersection
of the four-lane highway and the
road leading to radio station WW1T
Patrolman V. E> Bryson charged
Warren, who was entering the high
way, with failure to yield the right
Damage to the Warren car was
put at $250 and tp the Soesbee car
Both drivers were charged with
traffic violations when a 1951 Mer
cury, driven by James Shirley
Treadway, 24, of Canton, struck
the rear end of a 1940 Ford driven
by Leon Ray Penland of South
Norfolk, Va? on the Ashevllle high
way three miles east of Canton
(See 3 Hurt?Page 6)
Cherokee Drama To Step Up
Its Promotion This Season
INCREASED PROMOTION of
"Unto These Hills" has been
planned this year by directors of
the Cherokee Drama, General
Manarer Carroll White told the
Waynesville Rotary Club here
last Friday. (Mountaineer J>hoto>.
To meet the competition of the
new outdoor drama in Gatlinburg,
"Chucky Jack," and to take ad
vantage of the anticipated increase
in tourist travel this year, direc
tor:: of "Unto These Hills" at Cher
okee plan to intensify to a great
degree their promotion of the not
ed Indian drama.
Carroll White, general manager
of the drama, told the Waynes
ville Rotary Club Friday that a sat
uration" program will be under
taken this summer so that all trav
elers within 50 miles of Cherokee
will learn of "Unto These Hills".
Mr. White disclosed that direc
tors of the drama have authorized
publication and distribution of
450.000 folders on the drama?an
Increase of 200.000 over 1955's to
tal, printing of an additional 100,
000 folders on the village of Cher
okee, and erection of 85 highway
billboards and signs advertising
the Mountainside Theatre produc
(See Cherokee t>rama?Page ()
Sunny and mild today. Tuesday,
? partly cloudy and mllg.
Official Waynesville Tempera
ture as reported by the State Test
Dale Max. Min Pr.
? Feb. 9 62 41 .06
Feb. 10 60 41
Feb. 11 __ 57 43 .53
Feb. 12 49 24
11 WELLCO EMPLOYEES, cutters, are starting teste which will
save the firm $100,000 per year. Shown left to right, sewted: Mont
Parham, W. S. Kaufman, executive vice president; Luila Par ham,
plant manager; Guilford Taylor, supervisor cutting department;
J. C. Crayne, Standing: Ray McCall, Alcy Kiln Jr., Clinton Pru
ett, Kufus Massir. Gabhie Jarkson, l.eonard Woodard, Ernest Sut
ton, John Chambers and Corbett Chambers.
Group To Meet
.The Haywood County Mental
Health Association will hold its
first mieting of the year at 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Health Center, ac
cording to the Rev. Earl H.
Mrs. M. G. Stamey will present
a program on the educational
functions of the Mental Health
Association as carried out through
cooperation with other groups and
agencies interested in promoting
Present members of the associa
tion and other interested persons
are invited to the meeting Thurs
Three Acres :
Two acres of timber and one acre
of open land in the Waynesville ,
area were swept by a forest fire ,
Sunday afternoon, according to
County Ffre Warden Eldridge
Scene of the blaze was the Wild
cat Cliff section between Allen's
Creek and Highway 276 on land <
owned by Miram McCracken.
Mr. Caldwell said the fire was '
reported at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, was 1
brought under control at 2:45 p.m. ^
and extinguished by 3:15.
He said that the fire started on j
a trail and may have been caused <
by a careless smoker. ]
He added: "We were surprised |
to have a forest fire so soon after 1
the heavy rains we have been hav- \
ing, but this shows how quickly t
sun and wind will dry out a
Special Service !
Day Of Prayer !
The annual World Day of Prayer
observance will be held Friday,
February 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the
First Methodist Church.
This will be an interdenomina
tional service with churches of
Waynesville, Hazelwood and Lake
Junaluska participating. Every
one is invited.
The program has been planned
by Mrs. Henry Gaddy, secretary of
Christian Social Relations of the
Woman's Society of Christian Ser
vice of the host church.
The world-wide theme is "One
flock, one shepherd."
Miss Lou Elva Eller of Grace
Episcopal Church will lead the
prayer service and Mrs. Richard
Alexander of the Presbyterian i
Church will direct a dramatic pres- i
(See Special Sendee?Page ?)
WNC Health Officials
To Meet Here Feb. 29
Health officers and sanitarians
from 16 Western North Carolina
counties will meet at the Haywood
County Health Center February 29
to discuss the state's new regu
lations dealing with sanitation in
Speakers will be John Andrews
of the State Board of Health. Jess
Canady, district sanitarian of Fay
etteville, and Bill tBroadway, dis
trict sanitarian of Ashevtlle.
The new restaurant regulatons
were adopted last year by the State
Board of Health, but have not gone
into affect as yet. Meetings will
be held over the state to explain
the provisions of the act. The
meeting here will be the first in
a series of six.
Twenty-five health officials are
expected to attend the session,
which will last from 10 a.m. until
Representing Haywood County
will be sanitarians Bill Milner and
Jack Arrington. Other counties to
be represented are Buncombe.
Cherokee, Henderson. McDowell,
Jackson. Swain, Macon. Yancey,
Mitchell. Avory, Graham. Tran
sylvania, Madison, and Polk.
Jerry Rogers*and John Beeves
will be speakers at the semi
monthly meeting tonight of the
Waynesville Toastmasters Club.
The meeting will be held at 7
p'clock at Spaldon's Restaurant
with Wayne Rogers acting as
Ted Stackpole, Charles Under
vood and A1 Marshall will serve as
^valuators. Instructions will be
given by Jack Noland and Clifford
Harrell will give the invocation.
Others appearing on tonight's!
program wil lbe William Medford I
?s table topics master, Homer Jus- '
lice, table topics evaluatpr; John
rhomas, grammarian, and Bob
Hall as master evaluator.
Mr. Rogers will speak on the
subject "The Need For A Traffic
Court or Clinic" and Mr. _Reeves
will use as his subject for tonight's
program "The Relationship of the
Parent, Teacher and Child."
[n Forest City
Andy Blanton, who has served I
is agent for the Life Insurance Co. I
jf Virginia in Waynesville for the <
past four years, has accepted^ a i
promotion as associate manager of
lis Arm's office in Forest City and i
Aill move to the Rutherford Coun- i
:y city this week.
While here, Mr. Blanton has
Peen a member of the First Bap
tist Church and the choir, the Way
lesville Lions, and Junior Cham
per of Commerce. He is a native
His place in the Waynesville
pffice of the insurance firm will
Pe taken by his brother, Cecil. i
11 Wellco Men Start On
Project To Save $100,000
W. S. Kaufman, Executive Vice
President of Wellco Shoe Corpora
tion announced today that eleven
employees of Wellco Shoe Corpora
tion have embarked upon a test
procedure which, if successful, will
save the firm approximately $100,
000 over a period of one year, and
consequently increase greatly the
profit sharing of the employees.
The men are J. C. Crayne. Ray
McCall, Kufps Massie. Corbett
Chambers. Leonard Woodard, Cab
bie Jackson. Ernest Sutton. John
Chambers, Alcy Kates. Jr.. Mont j
Parham and Clinton Pruett.
These men are employed in the :
cutting department at Wellco.
Through their hands pass as much
as one million dollars worth of
fabrics, leathers and other mater
ials during a year. Contrary to
what one might expect, they are
being asked to turn out less per
hour, rather than more. This is
how the program is planned to
Persons who are paid on a piece
work basis are primarily concern
ed with the number of units they
can turn out in an hour. Under
Ihe test, these men will pay more
attention to reduction of material
waste than to the number of units
cut per hour. A ten percent sav
ing in materials will more than
offset a ten percent drop in hour
For a period of three months.
Lhese men will work on a flat hour
ly rate equivalent to highest av
erage hourly rate previously earn
ed by any individual in the group.
This test was agreed upon by
the eleven men by unanimous con
sent, it was explained.
PVT. TERRELL EN ROUTE
Pvt. William B. Terrell, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Terrell of
West Pigeon, left Saturday for
Karlsrune. Cfermany. where he ex
pects to be stationed for two and
A CONTRACT aa distributor of Armour fertiliser* was presented
to Tom Boyd (left), owaer of the Richland Supply Co. on Com
merce 8k, WayneoetUe. last week by W. A. Keith, regional repre
sentative for the Araaour Arm. Richland Supply will serre as both
a distribution point and a retail outlet. (Mountaineer Photo).
Managers Set *
The annual meeting of Eagle
Store managers of this district
will be held here Tuesday and
Wednesday, according to Miss
Elizabeth Leatherwoocf, manager
of the local Eagle Store. The dis
trict includes 16 towns in Western
North Carolina and East Tennes
The meeting will open with
luncheon at The Towne Touse at
12 o'clock Tuesday and will close
L. C. Miller of Charlotte, district
superintendent of the Eagle chain,
and Frank H. Shook, sales man
ager, both of Charlotte, will at
tend the meeting and will lead
discussions. Three district buyers
will also be present and will dis
The Eagle chain is made up of
52 stores, divided Into three dis
To Be Here
A goal of 125 pints of blood will
be sought here Tuesday when the
American Red Cross Bloodmobile
from Asheville visits the First
Methodist Church of Waynesville,
from 1 until 6 p.m.
The visit wil be sponsored by
the Community Development Pro
gram. but all residents of the
county, both in town and in rural
areas, are urged to contribute
Theme of the trip will be "Have
a Heart on Valentine's Day," ac
cording to Bob Tippett, assistant
Persons desiring to contribute
blood, but do not have transporta
tion are asked to call the Meth
odist Church (GL 6-8122) 'for a
ride to the church and home again.
8 Haywood Men
Eight Haywood County men left
for Knoxville today for Induction
into' the armed forces. They were:
Robert Blain Cody of Ratcliffe
Cove, William Bryant Hill of the
Chambers Mountain Road, Junius
McKinley Mashburn of Dix Creek,
James Richard Snyder of the
Chambers Mountain Road, Ancil
Frady of Jonathan Creek, Alden
Clay Hembree of Saunook. Charles
Arthur Holcombe of Bumette
Cove, and Ronald Benjamin Gard
ner of Chestnut Park Drive,
C of C Directors
Will Meet Tomorrow
Directors of the Waynesville
Chamber of Commerce will meet
tomorrow night at 7:30 o'clock in
the Town Hall
Committee reports will be made
at this time, according to Dick
Only Two Days
Left To Get
Only two days remain for the
put-off'ers to set their town and
state vehicle licenses. Both new
plates must be displayed after
midnight Wednesday, February
Town tags may be bought at
the town halls in Haselwood and
Waynesvllle. The state tags are
being sold at the Chamber of
Commerce In Canton. Office
hours at the Canton office are
9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
law enforcement officers have
warned that they will arrest per
sons driving without the 1956
tags after the deadline.
Rev. J. G. Goodwin, Jr., pastor
of the First Baptist Church of
Clyde, has informed his congre
gation that he and his wife have
applied for foreign missionary
Rev. Goodwin said he had ex
pressed his preference for the Far
He Said in order to be accepted
for a missionary post both he and
his wife first must pass a physical
examination. This examination
may be given fn the next two
months, he added.
Rev. Goodwin, who has been
pastor of the Clyde church for the
last 2 is years, pointed out, how
ever, that only a portion of all
persons who apply for work in the
mission field are accepted.
He explained, too. that his an
nouncement does not constitute a
The annual Haywood County
beekeepers' school will be held at
the Waynesvllle Farmers Federa
tion warehouse on Depot Street
at 10 a.m. Wednesday, It has been
The school will be conducted by
W. A. Stephen, beekeeping special
ist at N. C. Stale College, who is
regarded as one of the outstanding
authorities on bees in the South.
It is estimated that more than
100 Haywood County residents
Session Of Court
Is Nearing End
Minor criminal cases were being
heard this morning as the Febru
ary term of Superior Court enter
ed the second week.
Judge J. Will Pless, presiding
judge, told The Mountaineer he
expects the criminal cases to be
completed this afternoon. The
civil action will begin tomorrow
morning, although Judge Pless
said, a number of cases have al
ready been settled. He does not
expect the civil docket to consume
the whole week. Besides, he point
ed out. several Whynesville law
yers are scheduled to appear in
Supreme Court In Raleigh later
The following cases were dis
posed of during the last 3 days
of last v.eek:
Herschel Haney, non-support of
his minor child, 12 months, sus
pended upon payment of costs and
$6.50 per week for child.
Elmer Bill Miesser, false pre
tense, not guilty.
Nathan Lee Hampton, driving
drunk, not guilty.
Billy G. Sells, speeding, $50
Robert Eldon Buchanan, driving
drunk and speeding, $200 bond
James Avery Loftis, speeding,
$50 bond forfeited.
Leo Messer. reckless driving and
possession, $200 bond forfeited.
James Roy Wilson, speeding,
$75 bond forfeited.
Lawrence Horace Croft, speed
ing, $50 bond forfeited.
Floyd Jackson Harwood, driving
drunk, $175 bond forfeited.
Roy Clyde Singleton, speeding,
$50 bond forfeited.
Jerry Lee Foster, reckless driv
ing; $50 bond forfeited.
Horace William Carroll, speed
ing, $50 bond forfeited.
Robert William Simpson, speed
ing, $50 bond forfeited.
Ralph Tilman Quinn, speeding,
$50 bond forfeited.
Ulyess Earl Henry, speeding,
$50 bond forfeited.
Horace O. Adamson, speeding,
$50 bond forfeited,
Elmer Pressley, speeding, $50
Edward Fltigerald, speeding, $50
Lorene Allen Moats, speeding,
$50 bond forfeited.
Elbert James Longwith, speed
ing. $50 bond forfeited.
Barry Carson Payne, speeding,
$50 bond forfeited.
James M. Nichols, reckless driv
<See Court?Page 6>
Soil Supervisors Planning
Roadbank Seeding Program
A countywidc program of seed
ing roadbanks to control erosion
and the flow of silt during heavy
rains is being studeid by Haywood
County Soil Conservation District
The soil supervisors discussed
the problem last week at the
courthouse with H. A. Coggins, dis
trict landscape superintendent of
the State Highway Department,
and Raymond Mehaffey, county
foreman for the department.
At the meeting, Roy Beck, soil
conservation specialist in Hay
wood County, showed pictures of
highway erosion and drainage
damage, and suggested that,
through a "memorandum of un
derstanding" between the soil
supervisors and the highway de
partment, a solution can be reach
Under a &lan proposed at the
meeting, the highway department
would furnish planting stock (pri
marily kudzu crowns) to landown
ers for planting on highway cut
banks. Soil supervisors would take
orders, distribute the crowns, and
hold demonstrations on planting
Mr. Cpgrflns agred to seek a
memorandum of understanding
concerning road bank seeding
from the highway department.
County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
way, who also attended*the meet
ing. said that he felt the Com
munity Development Program or
ganizations would actively support
any program for the seeding of
At their March meeting the soil
supervisors will discuss with
school officials and members of
the board of education the possi
bility of establishing soil conser
vation education in county schools.
State Forester F. H. Claridge
also has been invited to attend the
March meeting of the SCS.
(1955 ? ?)
Injured ?. . ? 15
(1955 ? 7)
/1955 ? 25)
(1955 ? 111.959)
(This information compiled
from records at Stat* Hlgb
Lions To Stage Porchlight
Clothing Drive Thursday
Waynesvllle and Hazelwood
Lions Clubs will combine forces
Thursday night to stage a porch
light clothing drive for the needy
people In this area.
The drive will last from 7:30 to
9:30 p.m. Thursday and will cover
Waynesvllle, Hazelwood, Aliens
Creek, Hllslde Terrace, and Lake
Persona living in areas not cov
ered by the porchlight drive or
those missed c?n leave their con
tributions at the Waynesville or
Hazelwood town balls.
Lions will pick up any wearable
clothing, but the need is especially
great for children's clothing.
Lon Lyda of the Waynesville
Lions Club la chairman of the