j' Bore People Than ITC^I "T"
A HE W AYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
i : !?.>? $J.(K) In Advance In Haywood andT^k^T^nti^
^Survey Suggests County Schools Get $244,000
3E FIRST HEAVY SNOW of the season in the Waynesville area
ked this way on the courthouse lawn. Lighter snows were re
ported at Clyde and Bethel. Snow came down from 10 a.m. until
1:30. By 2:15 the sun broke throush the clouds.
Ihools Dismissed Early,
iy Close Tomorrow
^fcnesville schools were dis
at 1 p.m. today because of
but schools in other
^^^Hunities closed later in the
Hv ause the snowfall was not
^^?cp in those areas.
^?nley Livingstone, principal
Hlyde School, reported only
^Bich of snow had fallen there
Waynesville was covered
^ftore than two inches. C. C.
Hiexter at Bethel also report
? lighter fall there this morn
Salvation Army Citadel re
^^?<1 that snow started falling
? about 9:30 this morning and
Hated the depth at three
|H at 1 p.m.
^^HWayncsvilJe the sun made its
flrstlppearance of the day at 2:15
Whether schools will close to
m0Hw depends on the conditions
of ffcds in the morning, Lawrence
Len?crwood, county superintend
Inters Club Will
ft Thursday Night
t monthly meeting of the!
ers Club will be held at the j
wood Presbyterian church on
;day night, at seven o'clock,
sill be a regular dinner meet
hard Barber is president and
S. Wright is secretary.
imber of Commerce
rd To Meet Tuesday
I directors of the Chamber of
ncrce will meet Tuesday night
tieir first meeting of the year,
dent Johnny Johnson will an
te proposed plans for the year,
kommittees will be named for
rarious projects of the orga
P meeting is set for 7:30.
Imday, snow, probably ending
afternoon. Tuesday, partly
ly and rather cold.
Tlcial Waynesvillc temperature
omptled by the State Test
te Max. Min. Rainfall
8 ..... 57 18
9 . 59 39 ?
10 .... 80 43 .08 I
March Of Dimes
Four acts or groups are now
being sought here to represent the
Waynesville area at Arthur
Smith's TV Talent Show to be
held in the Canton High School
auditorium February 13 as a bene
fit for the March of Dimes.
All performers interested in
participating in the program are
requested to contact R. G. Gunn or
"Boots" Gunn at Gunn's Corner
for an audition.
The deadline on application for
the program is January 20th. ac
cording to Yoder Clark, chairman
of the March of Dimes in the Can
Canton's "March" will continue
throughout the month; the Way
nesville area campaign will be
conducted during the last two
weeks of January.
Dr. Hammett At Duke
Dr. Frank Hammett was to leave
today to attend a special course
in electro-cardiography at Duke
University. He will return here
M. T. Bridges
Marion T Bridges, co-publishcr
of The Mountaineer was named
president of the Western North
Carolina Press Association, at the,
meeting Saturday night in Ashe
ville. He succeeds Johnny Ander
son. of Brevard.
The W.N.C. Press is an affiliate
of the N. C. Press Association.
Miss Frances Walker, Brevard,
was named secretary and Bob
Sloan. Franklin, is vice president.
Mr. Bridges served as vice presi
dent during 1953,
John I'arris, recently named pro
fessor of journalism at Western
Carolina College, was the speaker
at the meeting, and pointed to the
need of increasing interest and fac
tual teaching of modern journa
lism in the high schools of the
He cited the absence of adequate
text books on the subject?"most
of them were written 20 years ago
and are out of date; many were
written by people who did not have |
actual newspaper experience."
Mr. Parris said he was encourag
ed at the interest and prospects of
the journalism courses at the col
lege, and believes many capable
writers will come from the depart
ment in the years to come.
Jaycees Set To Honor
Blue Ridge Champions
(See Picture?Page 6)
All persons who plan to at
tend .the football banquet Wed
nesday night have been asked to
cotie early so that the program
ran begin promptly at 7 p.m.,
Jayceos announced today.
It is necessary that the ban
quet begin on time due to the
fact that a portion of the pro
gram will be broadcast, the Jun
ior Chamber disclosed.
Doors at Hazelwood School
will be open at 6:45.
Final plans have been completed
for the Jaycee football banquet
Wednesday night at Hazelwood
school, honoring the 1953 Blue
Ridge champion Mountaineers,
their coaches and cheerleaders.
Doors will be open at 6:30 p m
rn that the program can begin
promptly at 7 o'clock to permit
broadcasting of a portion of the
proceedings by radio station
Voting was held by the Waynes
vllle gridders Friday to name the
"Mountaineer Queen" and the
team's "most valuable" player, but
the results will not be disclosed
until the banquet.
The program will also include a
t;:lk bv Jonathan Woody on "Moun
taineer Spirit," presentation of the I
Rlue Ridge Conference trophy hy
a representative of the Asheville
Army Store* awarding of letters
to varsity players, short talks by
Coaches Woatherby. Jaynes and
Swift, and special music by the
WTHS Girls Trio. A football game
him will also be shown if it is made
available at the time of the ban
The banquet's principal speaker
will be Kex Enright. head football
coach at the University of South
Carolina, who was named "Coach
of the Year" in the Atlantic Coast
Conference last fall, and who is
now serving as acting commis
sioner of the ACC.
Coach Knright, who was once an
All-Midwestern fullback under
Knute Rockne at Notre Dame, is
now in his 16th year as head coach
and athletic director at USC.
After playing two years of pro
hall with the Green Bay Packers.
Enright began his coaching career
as an assistant at the University
of North Carolina in 1B28. In 1031
he became assistant football coach
and head basketball coach at the
University of Georgia, where he
remained until he went to South
Carolina in 103B. His 10-years at
(See Jaycees?Page 3)
To Step Up
For Blood I
The hoard of directors of the
local Red Cross Chapter, this
morning, voted to instruct the
three delegates from here to favor
the new blood bank program of the
Red Cross, when the question
comes to a vote at a district meet
Mrs. Dave Hyatt, chapter chair
man. Johnny Edwards, in charge of ;
the blood program, and Mrs. Ethel
McDarris. Red Cross worker here,
will attend the meeting Thursday.
The details of the new program
were explained and discussed here 1
Ei ida.v night at a district meeting
The new program will mean the
continuation of the blood program,
with the quota of this chapter be
ing about S00 pints. It is under
stood that the local hospital uses
about fiOO pints per year.
The new program. Mrs. Hyatt I
said, is one designed to get an ?[
increase in blood donations. In the ;
past few years, medical science has
; found a greater need for blood
than ever before, and with the in
creasing demands, the Red Cross is
having to adopt plans and formu
late a program for meeting the in
crease. she explained. The details \
and mechanics of the new program
I will be given later.
The board of directors also out
lined plans for the annual mem
bership drive, and will announce
; soon the personnel to head the j
campaign, which l>egins the fiast of j
March. The quota this year is ex- '
pected to be about $5,000, Mrs.
; Hyatt said.
Mrs. Hyatt also expressed the j
belief that perhaps next year, this
community would operate on the
United Fund plan, and that the
Red Cross would be a participant,
and it would not be necessary to
have a separate drive for the orga- !
niznlion A substantial part of the |
money raised here is spent on the j
operation of the bloodmobile. which '
is one phase of the work of the j
j Mrs McDarris said that the work
load of aiding service men was
show ing an increase, as she pointed
out. "I helped nine with varied
problems before noon Saturday." '
Thirteen Haywood County young
men left the courthouse this
morning for Knoxville, Tenn. an<l
induction into the armed forces
in the group were:
Pa?iTn HU*o Massip Chestnut
vtl Ih WaynesviUe. Tommy
S- ,rr",w; Bou,e 2'
N"lle. Robert Lee Gentry. Route 4.
Uaynesv'lle Newton Riehard
ThadCT , Tf, '? WaynesviUe:
rhad Tate Mcdford. Route 4. Way
nesviUe; Edward I *.
n,,.,I at a i.ee Messer
Hdo M'^ayneSVi"e; 1)avid Kld
ndge McCracken. R?ute 2, Wav
nesville; Cecil Ray VounR. Route
? Canton. William Guy Arring
ton, Jr., Roote 1 II- "'Og
Willi ' nou,e 1, WaynesviUe
William Douglas Cody. R?uie 3
WaynH((bbv (;<w ^3.
Smashers" RUSk?; F?"W.n
omatners. Route I, Wavnesvilio
and Lloyd Frady, Route 2 Way
KnoxvUR. me" to
nnoxville for pre-induction nhvsi I
aCnnouXnc"r,i0nS- draf? "
E. A. Williamson
Retires After 41
Years In Insurance
aper of JIi,ll?n,"on- dis,ri<,t ma""
Per of the Imperial Life Insnr
firsT 5,0n,pan-v- rp"red January '
years with 1^0"* for alm"s' ?
years with the firm. Mr. William 1
son Fame here in 1Q4? an i
?ho district office. ?Pened
Iife'easy fdl0daV P'ans 'a^
Mrs WUhaml flSh",R' and help
Mr. Sir ??
Mr. Williamson started with ?h
company ?n March i J th*
?V insfon-Salem a 1 * ?
.vears later was mart ' a"d two
'here until he came to * 7*a,n'"d
ville in May 1942. Waynes
The company house organ t?
Riving an account of Mr Willi
ions retirement, said ?m i
h- been to retire "ith at ,T
duMrial dehR ?"Zt ?V"L
been realized " ' e
Fli? rv""yam,0n 8 na"vp of the
leek area of Haywood and
?lX'eC.t,Ve C'ViC and chu" h
fairs since coming hack here )n
Big Play Up To
Grover C. Davis
The announcement of Grover C.
Davis as 'candidate for solicitor of
the 20th district, received a big
play up in the newspapers of the
state as the first candidate to file.
The Haleigh News and Observer
played the story up under a two
column headline on page one:
Asheville used a picture, and the
Associated Press story from Ral
eigh, as other state papers used
the story from Raleigh.
Mr. Davis told The Mountaineer,
in announcing, and in giving this
newspaper the original story, "I
decided there was nothing to be
gained in waiting, so I just wrote
out my check for $71.20 and mailed
it in with my application to the (
secretary of the state board of
Solicitor Thad Bryson. Jr., has (
not formally filed for office, but ,
it is understood he is definitely
planning to be in the race seeking i
E. A .WILLIAMSON |j
LEADING CAMPAIGN in Ihr Canton area for the annual March 1
of Dimes are two civic leaders?Walter Clark, left, chairman, and '
Voder Clark, right, associate, in charge of Beaverdam, llominy
and Thickety sections. The organization in the Canton area, under
the direction of these two, is already at work. The campaign in this : |
end of the county will be pushed the last two weeks in January,
according to Dave Felmet, and I.eo Weill, co-chairmen here. 1 i
T ? me# ?? ? ? ? ?
joint fctiort Under Way
For March Of Dimes
Hazel wood Motorists
Warned To Purchase
Their Town License
Persons living in Hazelwood
and owning motor vehicles were
warned today by Chief Hoy
Stevens of the necessity of hav
ing a city tag on the vehicle on
or before February first.
Chief Stevens said the tags
were available at the city hall at
one dollar each. Motorists fail
ing to comply with the ordinance
will be subject to additional
Waynesville police are continu
ing their investigation of a shoot-1
ing Friday night, which may have
been attempted suicide.
The man involved in the case
James Ruff, about 33, sustained
scalp wounds inflicted by a 32
caliber automatic. Ruff claims
that the shooting was accidental,
but Police Chief Orvitle Noland
said that, from all appearances.
Ruff attempted to like his own
Chief Noland said that someone
called Tony Davis at the Crawford
Funeral Home, urging that an am
bulance be sent to "pick up a
When Davis arrived at the scene
off Killian Ave., near the Waynes
ville Ice and Storage Co.. he went
next door to ask where Ruff lived
While there, he heard a shot and
phoned the police. Police arrived
and found Ruff lying on a bed.
with his head bleeding.
They took him to the Haywood
County hospital, but the wounded
man refused to let doctors there
treat him, demanding to be taken
to his own doctor in Sylva. Police
complied with his wishes, and took
him to Jackson County.
His wounds were found to be
not serious, so he was returned
here and put in the Haywood
County Jail. He was later released
on $500 bond.
The shot was fired from the
back of his head, which police at-1
tributed to Ruff's being left hand
The present enrollment of mom
>ers of the CUP hospital insurance
irogram will close Thursday even- i
ng. Mrs. C. T. Wanzer, Hospital
are Association representative. J
Enrollment of new members will 1
ie conducted this week in the
ounty, and for old members who
isve not renewed their policy. (
The campaign to enroll old mem- >
ers in the new program has been i
very good", and nearly all have
ecided to continue their cover
ge. Mrs. Wanzer said.
Meetings scheduled in the rotin- ]
y this week in connection with
be hospital insurance will be held
unight at Allen's Creek School <
nd at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the (
dethodlst Church in Iron Duff. 11
Tho annual March of Dimes cam-11
paign in Haywood will feature sev- !
rial programs this week, as work- |
ers hegin their work for collecting
funds to fight polio.
The Canton and Waynesville area
leaders are working together on
joint programs in behalf of the
campaign. Dave Fellnet and Leo
Weill and leaders of the campaign
in the Waynesville area, while
Walter Clark and Yoder Clark are
leading the work in the Canton
The annual singing which has
proven so popular for many years,
will be held at the com i house Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'etock. Kev.
Kay >Mkn. W T. Queen and Ray
Darker have been in charge of the
program for a number of years,
and expect another capacity crowd
al the program this coming Sunday
afternoon Details of the program
will he given in the Thursday edi- ,
lion of this newspaper.
Three programs are scheduled
lo he broadcast from WHCC this
week, according to Kenneth D. Fry,
manager: One program will he
Tuesday, the 12th. at 7:15; another
Thursday the 14th. also at 7:15.
The station will announce later the
time of broadcast of the Sunday
All committees have been named
for the'entire county, and plans
arc being made for a complete '
coverage of the county during the
campaign this month.
This weekend will see the in- '
angulation of the dime hoard here. '
w ith the Rotary Club as sponsor of '
the campaign in this area, in
charge. The dime board will be '
operated only on the weekend, and '
according lo Leo Weill, in charge
of that phase of the campaign, a '
dime hoard will also be operated
in Ha/etwood on the same davs.
By Thickety CDP
.1 II Clark was re-elected chair
man of the Thickety CDP at a
meeting last week at the Oak j
Grove Baptist Church,
Other officers chosen were:
Mrs Gladys Burrell, vice chair
man: Miss Dura Wright, secretary
and reporter, and Mrs. Gaston
Rhinehart. ! ]
CDP members also voted to .
sponsor some project to raise : *
money for the March of Dimes lat- f
er this month.
Man Is Charged [
With Assaulting Wife
.lohn C'line. Jr, of Hyatt's Creek.
whs hound over to Superior Court
this morning after a hearing by;"
fust ice of the Peace J. J. Fergu
son on charges of assaulting his1
wife with a 22 rifle.
lie is now being held in the
Ratcliffe Cove CDP
Will Meet Tuesday
A meeting of the Ratcliffe Cove
Community Development Program
nil he held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
n the REA building.
leffcries To Give
Program At Church
If. (i. JelTeries will be in charge
if the prayer meeting at Elizabeth I
L'hapel Methodist j Church Wed-j
tesday night at 7:30 p m,
Haywood County Board of Edu
cation will meet tonight and hear
a tentative report of a state survey
committee, whereby this county'
will net atx>ut a quarter of a mil
lion dollars for school buildit .
The report of the survey com
mittee was due several weeks ago,
but due to technical difficulties. the
report was delayed in Haleigh. ac
cording to officials in s telephone
conversation from there this morn
ing with Lawrence Leatherwood,
county superintendent. The sur
rey was made on December 14-15
iy a special state committee of
hretf. It is upon the basis of their
report as to how much will bo
illocated this county out of the
lifty million voted by North Caro
linians last October. There is
Iventy-five more mililon to be al
located. No indication has been
made as to Haywood's share of
that, but it is estimated at about
The four major projects which
Haywood plans to use their 70 par
rent of the quarter of a million?
$171,000. with the Canton district
getting $73,000?is as follows:
Some to complete the gym and
cafeteria at Crabtree-Iron Duff
school, and also some? for use on
the Fines Creek project, where a
new cafeteria and general repairs
are being made. Both these pro
jects, the board hopes, will be
ready by next September.
The new projects to come under
the October state-wide bond issue
East Waynesville ? two clas -
rooms, new heating plant, and new
llazelwood?4 to 6 classrooms.,
and some minor repair woik
Cruso?a heating plant, small
cafeteria, lighting and restroom fa
Colored school?Waynesville a
new structure. No size yet detenu
Several schools are due to got
some general repair work, school
oilicials said, hut those projects
will probably he delayed until after
the contracts are let for the above
projects, in order to determine
Under the terms of the state
orders, no money will tie permitted
to be spent on repairing old build
The Haywood board of education
favors this plan, and it is expected
I hat engineers and architects w ill
)egin work at once on blueprints,
wi contracts can be let at an early
Mr Leatherwood .in commenting
in the other school projects, said
re felt that the new building at
iVaynesville high. Bethel elemen
ar.v, and the Clyde gym. would be
"It now looks like each of the
najor projects will be ready for
iccupancy by September first," he
Special Program To Be
Given At Church of God
"At The Great Judgment Morn*
ng," will be presented in pahto
nime at the Church of God Wed*
lesday at 7:30 p.m.
The public is invited.
Friday Is Deadline
3n Performance Reports
Haywood County farmers who
lave not yet signed performance
cports for materials they received
luring 1953 from the ASC 1PMA1
iffice, must do so by Friday, or be
ilaced on a federal register of in
lebtedness for double the amount
hey received. A. W. Ferguson. ASC
'fTice manager, announced today.
Killed .; I; 0
(Thb Information com
piled from Records of
Stat. Highway Patrol.)