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* , JAN. _1. 19., I $j.oo In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiei
al Saturday schedule lor
; in Haywood founts was
J today by Mrs Mildred
ax collector and super
iIhips. tax listers, and theii
I Saturday wilt be:
mcliee ? Mack Caldwell,
? William Osborne, Med
n service station.
fork?Ken Uurnette, Dcav
cc ? F rank Aledtord.
ill II. E. Grtswold, Gris
'on j).ill Mrs. Roy Mediord
ley feryson residence,
igeor ? Gaston Burnett, Har
Brov nine's store,
inesl Greek?Glen McCracken.
ley fiathbone's store.
Hiatfi.in Creek ? Troy Leath
oodiiAmos Moody's store, also
wBsvillc* ? Mrs. R. L. Coin.
imSioner'.s room, courthouse,
m.Mfi p rn. daily.
'hitJ Oak Mrs. Teaguc Wil
is, ?oyd Tcague residence.
eavA-rlam ? Mrs. Wade Rhea
Vaophn Bycrs, Canton Cliam
of Commerce office (9 a.m. -
ax asters will be at their resi
ce? It other times,
"unf residents have been re
ded lb \ Mrs. Bryson that only
lay?"inain in which taxes may
Hjjb Those who fail to list
^^?4 taxes before the end of
Liaryf will be penalized, Mrs.
HBsniisc Francis has return
koml a visit with her brothcr
K#"d sister, Mr. and Mrs.
^Hpdlian. in Berkeley, Calif.
^Htnes her work at the Ladyc
Hpp.iuty Shop today.
ftional building. whirl) is scheduled t<> get under construction
this spring on the half-acre lot at the corner of Main Street
committee, and Rev. John I. Kizer is pastor. See details on page
one, section two.
First Traffic Gases Arise
Involving New Stale Law
Court Book Used
But Little Now
The Hazelwood mayor's court
docket hook is destined to last
a lone, lone time.
"It is not being used much
these days. In fact, only four
times has the book heen opened
since December first.
Mayor l.awrence C. Davis has I
tried four rases since December
1. Three cases for traffic viola
tions. and one where the de
fendant was charted with being
On Mt. Pisgah
By a unanimous vole at their
meeting Monday night, the Way
nesville Jaycees approved a reso
lution favoring the erection of a
television tower on Mt. Pisgah.
Members of the Junior Chamber
agreed that the Wfeynesville area
will materially benefit from con
struction of the proposed tower.
Jaycees also selected three
Waynesville business firms, which
will receive citations for their co
operation with the Junior Cham
ber's projects during 1953, but
; their names will not be announced
until the organization's Distin
guished Service Award banquet on
One new Jaycee member ?
Kalph Thurmand ? was inducted
1 into the croup hv Blue Robinson
ns Must Be Listed On
K Books, Chambers Says
don owners were re
j^^Bnday b> Dog Warden Kr
^^wnbers that their pets must
for taxes and urged that
^^?av. light ram. changing
windy and much colder.
?hi WayneavIHe temperature
^^ftiled the State Test
Max. Mln. Rainfall
^^pi: is computed at the
fkne ? . h evening about B
The tetai precipitation
^^Hgan falling Wednesday al
w a 2 n I
this information be reported by
the end of January.
A check will be made by the
tax office later to sec that all dogs
in the county are listed on the tax
books. Mr. Chambers pointed out
Dogs also must be vaccinated
every 12 months against rabies, the
dog warden said?cautioning that
owners who fail to have this done
may be prosecuted in the courts.
Haywood County already has
had 10 cases of rabies since last
August. Mr. Chambers observed
To avert further outbreaks, he
asked that dog owners refrain
from letting their pets out on the
highway when their masters wish
to get rid of them, and not let
, female dogs run loose?-which is a
! violation of the state law.
Mr. Chambers urged that coun
ty dog owners wishing to dispose
of their pets, call him at the
Health Department or at his home
j so that he can attempt to find a
( new home for the animal, if pos
He also pointed out that he will
attempt to find Inst dogs if the
owners will call him and describe
their lost canines.
I lit- 11 iu 111 ,i .1 iii^i la.irl IU>W1\1I1K
North Carolina's new motor ve
hicle safety - responsibility law
were heard Wednesday afternoon
in the courthouse by Justice of the!
Peace J. J. Ferguson.
One case involved a collision last J
Saturday morning between cars
driven by Erastus Rogers. 70. of
Clyde. Route 1, and Clarence Lee |
Kirkpatrick. 17, of Fines Creek. In j
the accident, Mr. Rogers suffered
a cut over the right eye and chest
injuries?to become the first per
son injured in a traffic accident
in Haywood County in 1954.
Kirkpatrick. who had no insur
ance. at the time of the accident,
pleaded guilty to charges of driv
ing without an operator's license,
improper passing, and improper
registration and was fined a total
of S35 and costs by Mr. Ferguson.
The investigating officer was State
Patrolman W. R. Wooten.
The other case concerned a col-j
lision last Friday between a pas
senger car driven by John Henry
Sutton of the Green Hills section
of Beaverdam community and a
pickup truck driven by Carl Al
ton Miller, a plumber.
Patrolman Harold Dayton report
ed that the accident occurred when
Miller attempted to make a left
'urn in front of Sutton who was
coming towards Waynesville. The
mishap took place near the Waynes
ville Drive-In Theatre. Damage to
the car was estimated at $515 and
to the truck at $250.
Miller pleaded guilty to a charge
of failure to yield the right-of-way.
and was fined $10 and costs by Mr.
Miller had insurance on his car.
but did not carry liability.
As required by the new state i
law, both of the drivers involved in
these two cases and the investigat
ing officers are required to file ac
cident reports with the Department
of Motor Vehicles.
This action is specified in any'
accident resulting in death or in
jury or property damages of $100
or more. Drivers who fail to file re
ports may have their operator's 11-!
The new law also povides that
drivers who do not carry liability
insurance must deposit security
with the commissioner of motor
vehicles in an amount which the
commissioner judges sufficient to
satisfy possible judgments arising
out of the accident. The law does j
not apply to operators and owners'
who are covered by automobile 11
(See Traffic?Page 8t
U. S. Workers
To Aid On
In order to assist county resi
dents in preparing their federal in
come tax returns, a representative
of the Internal Revenue Service
will be on the second floor of the
Waynesville postoffice Monday
through Friday for the remainder
of January; February 1st through
the 5th. 8th, 15th. 18th and 19th,
23rd through the 27th yd March
1st through the 15th, except on
No charge will be made for this
Most taxpayers receive blanks by
mail and are requested to save and
use them. Extra blanks will be
available to those who have not re
Taxpayers whose income is from
w,.ges and salaries must attach
their original form W-2. Withhold
ing Statement, to their income tax
Individuals in business for
themselves who have at least $400
net earnings are required to file
and pay self-employment tax i so
cial security) even though no in
come tax is due.
Self-employed persons should
keep complete records of all pur
chases inventories and receipts, as
well as of expenses of the business
and they should bring such rec
ords with them when they ask as
sistance with their returns.
For MOD Queen
Eight candidates for the title of
March of Dimes Queen were
selected by students at Waynes
ville High School in an election
Representing eight communi
ties In this area, the candidates
Peggy Frazier, Waynesville;
Dody Prevost, Hazelwood: Arby
Jo Jones. Ratcliffe Cove; Kathryn
McCracken, Lake Junaluska. Shir
ley Berry, Allen's Creek; Janie
Creek; Anne McCracken, Francis
Cove, and Jean Rowland, Saunook.
The queen will be selected by
fans who attend the March of
Dimes basketball tournament at
the WTHS gym January 27. An
adult ticket will entitle its bearer
to 10 votes for the queen, while
the holder of a student ticket will
get five votes.
Queen candidates also are to be
named at Crabtree-Iron Duff and
Fines Creek schools.
Past Six Days' Rain
Exceeds 4-Month Total
In the past nix day* the
Waynmlllf area ha* had more
rain than fell here during the
total for the four month* of Aug
ust. September, October and No
Starting last Thursday, the
rainfall here ha* totaled approx
imately 5.50 inch**, whereas it
wa* only 5.02 for the four months
A half inch fell last Thurxdav
and 2?4 on Friday and early Sat
urday. Starting yesterday after
noon and continuing until 5.30
thin morning another 2.33 inches
Maturated the noil in this area.
Rainfall total* for the past sev
en months have been:
June?2.34 Inches: July?3.12:
August 1.01: September?2.45;
October ? .5": November ? .99
Harry Whiscnhunt has boon
naimd president of the Merchants
Association, succeeding Joe C'linc
The election of officers and five
new directors were made Monda>
right, at the January meeting.
I'tank Moore was named vice!
president, and J. C Jennings is
treasurer, a |w>st held last year h\
Moore. Mrs. K if Marley is secre
The ten directors named to I
serve this year are: Joe Cline.
r rant is Massie, Bill Cobb. J W.
Hay. Hugh Massie. Euel Taylor
o 1}. Ke,nt'r' A IJ Harrison, li'
McC'arroll. Hye Sheptowitch.
I.oy Parkman and Ernes! Edwards
Mr. Whisenhuni said today that
the next meeting would be a gen
ma! meeting of the association, on
February 15th. and that he Would
name committees at that.time The
directors will meet the third Mon
day of each month.
the association wilt soon stage
an extensive membership drive.
President Whiscnhunt pointed out
III a formal statement, he said
"On behalf of the Merchants As
sociation, we want to extend a cor
dial invitation to every business
firm in the community, however
large or small, to become a member
j.of- our organization. Personally. I
feel that we have a board of direc
tors who are vitally interested in
the welfare of our community, as
they are men willing t0 give of
their time, energy, and efforts to
-ee our organization prosper, and
benefit the area as a whole.
?However, the progress of our!
oi eatjization will depend upon the
unity of its members. And ever\ i
member should take a keen interest
in the activilies. and olfer helpful
and constructive, suggestions. Wei
trust within the year to offer many
opportunities for group discussion's!
of our program, and needs
"No doubt, our mailing list does,
not have some firms listed, and
there is a possibility that some'
have not received our membership
j applications and letters If there
| be such firms, they can obtain these
fiom Mrs. Marle\ at the Chamber
of Commerce office.
"Again, may f urge that every
[ business firm become a member of
this organization, so we m#y work
together, enter friendly and frank
discussions of our many mutual
I _ ~ * ? I
Plan New Booklet
A budget of $2,500 for 1<?54 was
adopted by the board of directors
of the Haywood County Highland
ers at a meeting Wednesday night
| Considerable time at the meet
ing was devoted to discussing the
new tourist accommodation hook
lets to be issued by the Highland- j
ers some time in April.
From 15,000 to 20,000 of I he new
booklets wil be published-?listing
accommodations and area scenic
attractions and featuring a new
map schowing the location of tour
ist facilities and the highways
leading to them.
The board of directors of the
Highlanders also went on record
as tavoring the erection of a tele
vision tower on Mt. Pisgali.
MOD Benefit Set
Hatcliffe Cove's CDP group
will serve lunches Saturday at the
Blanton land sale?with all pro- i
ceeds to go to the community's
quota for the March of Dimes, it
was announced today.
HARRY WHIHENIUNT Is the
new prrsldrnt of the Merchants
? (Mountaineer Photo). 1
FOR HIS OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP as first
chairman of the North Carolina Park Parkway,
and Forests Development Commission, Charles K.
Itay of Waynesvllle (leftt was presented a plaque
hy the present commission chairman, l?r. Kelly
Itennetl of Krysnn City, at a lunelieon ?llfHlf
of the Kroup Tuesday afternoon at the Tuvvnc fl
House. ( Mountaineer Photo).
rark L/Ommission Honors
C. E. Ray, Ex-Chairman
Board Of Trustees
Spaldon I nderwood was nam
ed chairman of the Haywood
County Hospital Hoard of Trus
tees in their meeting this week.
Mr. I'nderwood succeeds W. A.
Thf Hoard of Trustees serve
as chairman for one year under
a rotating system.
Mr. Bradley will serve as sec
retary lor the coming year. The
other member of the board is
The three have served several
The Haywood County Singing
Convention w ill hold another song
fest at H p in. Saturday in the
emirthouse featuring a number
of outstanding vocal groups in this
area, Among them will be:
The Thompson Quartet of Can
ton. Banks Ti 10 of Klk Mountain,
; Allen'sCreek Trio. Iled Bank Trio.
Btanton Quartet of Sylva, frank
lin Quartet of Francis Cove. Sliet
ton Familv of Wavnesville, Webb
Family of Haywood County, and
the Southerneeis of Canton, and a
number of others.
No admission i> charged to sing
ing convention' programs, which
are held each month.
Forest Fire' Was
Only Brush Burning
What appeared to he a forest
lire on I tab Mountain 'visible from
Waynesvilie'S Main Slree.lt Tues
day night was only brush being
burned by James Leatherw.ood of
The new slate law permits the
burning of brush from 4 p.m, until
midnight without a permit How
ever Mr. I .cat her wood informed
Fire Warden K H. Caldwell before
hand that he intended to burn
brush on the mountain slope Tues
Charles K. Ra.v, of Waynesville,
one of the founders and the first
I chairman of the North Carolina
National Park, Parkway, and For
ests Development Commission
was honored by present members
of the commission, who presented
him with a plaque at a luncheon
Tuesday at the Towne House.
The plaque was presented to Mr.
Ray by Dr. Kelly Bennett of Bry
-on City, present chairman of the
Park Commission, for Mr. Ray's
work in setting up the special or
ganization to protect and develop
the state's scenic attractions.
After being awarded the plaque,
the Waynesville merchant told the
members of the commission.
"This is one of ttie few times
that 1 have been ?almost1' speech -
less . . mv heart is deeply touch
Mr. Ray asserted that during the
years he served as chairman of the
con1 mission "it was my good for
tune to receive splendid coopera
tion all up and down the line."
Attorney William Medford. Way
nesville's present representative
on the commission, told the group:
"The primary credit for formation
of the Park Commission should go
to Charles Ray?for suggesting the
establishment of an official body
to expri ss the people's sentiments
in regard to our federal areas."
Mr. Medford disclosed that the
idea was first brought up as he
was preparing to go to Raleigh to
serve a term as state senator, and
throughout his office he worked
with Mr. Ra.v and others in bring
ing about the formation of the
"This is a fitting tribute to
Charles?our No I citizen in Way
nesville." Mr. Medford said.
Before presenting the plaque to
Mr. Ray, Dr. Bennett read this
paper written in honor of the first
j chairman of the commission:
I "As chairman of the North Caro
lina National Park. Parkway and
Forests Development Commission,
it is my pleasure at this time to
speak in behalf of the commission,
i.i honoring and paying tribute to
one of Its founders, our immediate
past chairman, Charles E. Ray of
"Chairman Ray assisted in draft
ing the bill which was presented
to the North Carolina General As
sembly. session of 1947. and which
resulted In the establishment of
this commission under Senate Bill
Crabtree Folk To Build
New Home For Messers
Residents of the Crabtree and <
Upper Crabtree cninmunities are
making plans to Injild a new home
to replace the one occupied by Mr.
and Mt<. Welch Messer and their
daughter. Doris, which was com
pletely destroyed by fire last Wed
People in the Crabtree area
have pledged building materials
and labor for the new residence,
and already have contributed more
than SI hot) in rash, household
furnishings, and clothing for the
The money was contributed by
church groups and individuals at
a meeting at Crabtree-Iron Duff
The old Messer home, huilt
more than 50 years ago by Mr.
Messer's father, raught fire in an
upstairs closet from a defective
flue, the family was able to save
only a dinette set. cedar chest and
a few hams froiji a smokehouse
' The Wavnesville Fire Depart
ment answered the call to the
Crabtree fire, but the blaze wa<
beyond control vheh firemen ar
rived on the scene.
(Thin Information com
piled from Records or
.State Highway Patrol.)
A resolution favoring the eon
si ruction of a television tower on
Mt, I'isgah was passed by members
of the North Carolina Park. Park
way. and Forests Development
Commission, which met here Tues
day in the Masonic Temple offices
of the commission.
In the wording of the resolu
tion. the group asserted that "the
commission sees no objection" to
I he erection of the tower on one of
Western North Carolina's land
In another resolution approved
by the organization, the commis
sion expressed its appreciation to
the National Park Service for their
cooperation In putting up a mark
er in Doughton Park, on the Blue
Ridge Parkway, honoring North
Carolina's veteran congressman,
Robert I- Doughton, who was in
strumental in the establishment of
A report op the special cere
monies on the Parkway last Oc
tober in tribute fo Rep. Doughton
was made by a member of the Park
Commission, Ralph Winkler of
Mr. Winkler added that plans are
being made to renew efforts to ob
tain additional funds for construc
t ion on I he Parkway.
Attorney William Medford of
WaynesvlHe reported on the trip
that he and Dr. Kelly Bennett, com
mission chairman, made to Wash
ington last fall in an attempt to se
cure an increase in appropriations
for maintenance and development
of l he Great Smoky Mountains Na
Mr. Medford and Dr. Bennett
Endorse TV Tower
The Waynesville Kiwanis Club
unanimously approved a resolu
tion favoring construction of a
television tower on Mt. Pisgah at
its meeting Tuesday night at
A number of other Waynesville
civic organizations? the directors
ot the Chamber of Commerce.
Rotary Club. Jaycccs. Hazel wood
Boosters??nd the North Carolina
Park Commission have previously
endorsed the project.
CDP At Fairview
To Hear Franklin
The Communitv Development
Program organization in the Fair
view Community will meet at 7 30
p m. Monday at Hazelwood School
The principal speaker will be
County Agent Wayne Franklin,
who will discuss the increasing of
farm income and "stretching" the
agricultural dollar through better
gardens In home living.
Haywood County Nurses
Will Install Officers
The Haywood County Nurses
Ciuh will meet at the Nurses Home
here Monday evening at 7;30 j
The outstanding phase of the
meeting will be the-installation of
offieer* for 'his year
officer* previously elected who
will he installed Include Miss Hel
en Moore, president. Mrs Joe
Miglarlni. vice-president; Mrs Fin
nie Timbes, I secretary, and Mrs.
Joe Howell treasurer.