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MAYOR GERALD FISH, left, was official host to
the Clyde Rally, and next to him is Congressman
George A. Shuford, Senator W. Kerr Scott, and
Mrs. Sara Brown, precinct chairman. The four
got together just prior to the Rally Thursday
night. (Mountaineer Photo).
SOME OF THE COMMITTEEMEN for the Clyde
Kally are: from left: John Stephens, Mrs. Larry
Cagle. Larry Casle, Charles Keall. Manuel Lee.
Gilmer Carver. Mark Brown. Pres., Ilaywood
County YnutK Democrats.
PART OF THE CROWD of 700 Democrats who went down the
serving line at the Clyde School Thursday night, at the Rally,
headed by Senator W. Kerr Scott. From left: Charles Wood, his
father. Frank Wood. Clyde; C. C. Francis and Johnny Ferguson,
both of Waynesville.
Federal Officials Will Be
On Duty Tuesday To Check
On Any Election Frauds
Federal officials will stand air
election-day vote fraud watch next
; Tuesday on direct orders frorii At
r2 torney General Herbert Brownell,
And Western District Attorney
James M Baley of Marshall who
pushed Western North Carolina's
large-scale J 954 election irregular
ity investigations, said his office
I "will be on the alert".
Brownell in a letter to district
attorneys placed them on 24-hour
vigilance against fraud or corrup
tion surrounding the election.
He told them to be prepared to
act on any allegations or reports
that voters had been intimidated,
coerced or prevented from voting.
Any responsible complaint must be
transmitted immediately to the FBI
whose offices will also be open on
a 24-hour basis, Brownell's direc
North Carolina Republicans
brought charges of fraud in con
nection with the 1954 elections in
Clay, Graham, Swain and Madison
In reply to Brownell's letter.
Baley recalled the "wide-spread
election irregularities in this dis
trict during the 1954 election . . .,
we shall be on the alert to act J
immediately when there is reason I
(<> believe that federal laws have
Bale.v also told Brownell that
"our experience has indicated that
misuse of the absentee ballot i
the major problem in this area
Conspiracy to buy votes, to east
fraudulent or fictitious ballots, or
otherwise to stuff ballot boxes fre
quently revolve around the im
proper use of the absentee ballot.
Bribery of voters or purchase of I
votes is also a common offense, as
well as intimidation of voters who
received old age assistance or oth
er federal relief funds These fed
eral violations and all reports con
cerning false or fictitious ballots
or any device to dilute the true
vote or prevent an accurate count
will be acted upon promptly and.
we hope, effectively."
Baley said Asst. District Attor
ney William 1 Ward. Jr. will be
in charge of the Charlotte office
on Tuesday. He and Asst. District
Attorney Hugh Monteith will be in
charge in Asheville.
He assured Brownell that his
ofTice would maintain "constant
! contact" with the FBI and request
investigations of probable viola
In the WNC fraud cases, 41 in
dictments 'were brought against f>9
persons lacing 95 specific charges.
The cases originating in Clay,
Graham and Swain counties were
dismissed after Judge Wilson War
lick ruled against admissibility of ,
government evidence on grounds
that it did not pertain to federal
offices at stake in the election
Thus, none of these cases over
reached a jur> and nobody was
In the Madison County case,"
Judge Warliek ruled that election
materials including registration
i books, poll books, absentee regis
tration books and ballots were im
In this ruling. Warliek support
ed a defense motion to suppress
introduction of the seized election
materials in edivence. Ironically,
the order under which the materi
als had been seized was signed by
the judge himself.
Haley immediately appealed the
ruling in the Madison case to the
U. S Court of Appeals for the
4th Circuit where it was argued
early in October. A decision is ex
pected shortly. The charges against
10 Madison men involved in the
case, however, still stand and have
not been dismissed. Baley said.
A girl's given nafe of Evangeline
means "gringing joyous news."
9th Year At First
Baptist In Canton
Yesterday marked the ninth an- ?
I' niversary of the Rev. Horace L. |
! Smith, pastor of the First Baptist
Church in Canton.
Rev. Mr. Smith became pastor of ;
the church in 1947 after having
held pastorates in Marshall. Clin
| lo:i and in Chattanooga.
[ Under the leadership of Mr.
Smith, the church completed a new
j educational building in 1950 and
plans are now under way for the
construction of a new auditorium.
The contract for the steel has been
lei and construction is expected to
begin early in 1957.
In addition to the building ex
pansion. the pastor has been in
strumental in an expanded church
program with increases in both en
rollment and attendance in all of
the church organizations.
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Former Chief Stringfield
Recalls Experiences Of
40 Years On Police Force
By W. C MEtJFORD
"No. 1 don't think it can bo said i
that 1 e\er abused a man in my
whole time as police officer." So,
said Ex-Chief J.. L. Stringftald at I
his home here when he was inter
viewed about some ol his experi
ences. "And I've handled Some,
pretty tough ones." he remarked. 1
Chief Stringfield, now in his1
81st year, was policeman for the
town of WaynesvilU- "nigh onto
forty years." as he said And near- j
ly all that time he wa^ chief.
But the veteran officer has had
other interests, mostly back in his
young man-years. He has been a
great horse and dog fancier. Also;
he ran a livery barn for quite a
"But I got rid oi my horses, and
my dogs also. Couldn't look after
them any longer?too expensive be
sides." This was a few years back
he fox hunted as long as he eouIH
well gel to the mountains.
Quiet and easy-going when not
provoked. Jim Stringfield has nev
er sought publicity Neither does
he brag of his exploits. However,
he right often tells of some ex
perience when conversing with his
friends. Of the trouble he had with
some of the old Waynesville row
dies; of the time he put the travel
ing "evangelist" tip fin- disturb
ing with his loudspeaker. Also
about his '2(5 model Dodge Chief
smiles when he tells how folks
joked him about il.
n u i i tvuiu so ajuiosi wni'ie
a jeep could go." he said, "with
that old car ? Windy Gap. Big
Stomp-?and even to the Old Bald.
"Tripped On a Wire"
I had sort of funny experience
With a drunk one time, as I was
a bring in'* him out of Shingle Cove.
I had him by the right arm as we
was comin' out when all at once
I got tripped on a wine! When we
fell he tried to get loose from me.
But I held on to the man?mean
time I was hollerin' to a woman
at a house nearby to bring me a
She brought the rope, and I soon
had his hands tied good and fast,
then took him in "
Hut one of his most interesting,
as well as one of the most difficult
arrests he ever made, was when
Chief arrested the showman and
(lis w ife. And he did it single-)
handed. That was back after!
World War I "The soldiers were
at The Springs at the time." he
said. Hut we wilt let the veteran
officer tell it in his own words.
Chief lias a Hard Tussle
"The man was a-runnin a little
show in Frog Level on the lot
aboutwhere the Farmers' Market
is located. Ik- had a wbmati with
him; he called her his wile, hut I
never did believe they was mar
ried. Well. I didn't like the way
they was runiiin' around together
and euttin' up. So. I had two men
to sorter watch him, thinkin' I'
might get a morals charge against i
him. Well, the man sUspicioned
somethin' 1 reckon, jumped on the i
two men and got the best of them]
"Hut I had my chatnv a-eomin'.;
Soon after that I Was called to a
town cafe to put down a disturb
ance. When I got there- 1 was by
myself, it wis the showman and
woman. There was also a bunch of
soldiers in I lie place. Just about
when I started lo ent- -r. the wo
man, huff me at the door, and I saw
she was drunk I told her so?
and then is when the man ran in.
You're, no) a-goin' to lock her up.' t
he said, 'Slip's m> wife ' I told him
1 was-?and him, too. Then he made
at me?and I didn't have anything
un me whatsoever; just had my
walkin' stick -pretty strong stick
with a crook-handle"
In the tussle, 1 managed to get
the crook around his neck, then
jerked him down. Well, he had got
in two or three licks 1 guess?and
he was a" good fighter. Anyway, 1
felt somethin' tricklin' down my
face, reached up and it was blood!
He'd bruised my forehead I was
on too of him then, and when 1 felt
that blood it made me awful mad.
1 reached and got a rock, drew
back, and held it there a minute
try in" to control myself. The wo
man. she was scared nearly to
death Well. 1 just laid down the
rock and used my (1st Seven licks,
1 remember it was, I hit that man
and ever ytimp I struck Him I'd say
what that lick was for Then 1 took
both on to jail.
That cost him a plenty at the
trial ? assault on an officer, re
sistin' arrest, disturbm' and all.
Yes. an officer of the law gets
into some pretty close places some
times," Chief Strlhgfield conclud
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Members'of the Lions Club will
see a film iusl made in the Antarc
tic circle by a member of the As
sociated Press stall who covered
The same film will be shown at I
Rotary on Friday at the regular
The filth was secured for the two
service clubs through The Moun
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The first session of a three
phase Adult Training Course for I
leaders in Hoy Scout work will
get under way tonight. 7:30, room
51. at the high school here.
The second session will be held ,
Wednesday, Nov. 7. and the last
on Monday. Nov. 12.
Tonight's session will be on
"What A Boy Scout Is," while the
second session subject will be
?'Troop Operation" and that of
next Monday; "Meetings and Ac
Kach session will be tor two
hours, and 25 to 40 people are ex
pected to attend. The sessions are
being held under the supervision
of the Leadership Training Com
mittee. headed by M. H- Bowles
and James Hurley.
The faculty for the three ses
sions. besides Bowles and Hurley,
will include, James Anderson,
Rudolph Cars-well, Harry Whisen
hunt. Francis Bless, and Tumi
Pvt. Balding Finishes
Course At Fort Knox
FORT KNOX. Ky ? Pvt. Arvil
R. Balding, 18. son of Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd II. Balding. Route 3. recent
ly was graduated from the parts
supply course at the Army's Arm
or Training Center. Fort Knox. Ky.
During the eight-week course.
Balding was trained in stock con
trol and storage procedures and
Balding entered the Army last
June and completed basic train
ing at the fort. He is a 1956 grad
uate of Waynesville High School.
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MOUNTAIN VIKW, Wyo. (AIM
?Residents of this little south
western Wyoming community atul
the post office department have
For years, residents of the town
have spelled it "Mountain View''
but the post office department has
?.tuck to one word, "Mouhtain
The post office department
finally conceded. The latest post
al guide spells it "Mountain View "
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