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dth VKAll NO. 9 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESYI1.I.K. N. MONDAY AFTERNOON* FIE I* 1K4 $.'5.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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HNfriNG THEIR CASH for the March of Dimes "Porch Light
siSpele" Friday night are (left to right) Secretaries Dixie Camp
bell, Mary Sue Crocker, Betty Jo Crocker. Mary Mrdford and Mrs.
Kurt (ians. (Mountaineer Photo).
ijKMeadlinc for listing taxes
has been extended two
arrti to February 13. Mrs. Mild
Bviaor, said today.
?it aaapunced that taxes will not
^^Hn the county courthouse
^^^Hjryson said the
stop listing in
missiaHs room this week because
is being used tin
Haywood County grand jury.
other in tlu
couitbMMe?-the draft board office
third floor?was not felt
^^^^Hecause the difficult}
Of tgtH persons having to climb
Mj|l|PHs of stairs, Mrs. Bryson
The titw deadline for listing
tlj^^^H^icurring a 10 per cent
poiSj^nS Saturday, February 13
She dvibuted the need for tax
?^^^Hxtension to the that
year in Waynesville
tit ? jiar ago.
listed out of an
^^Hftville Township taxes arc
h|pB,-pax Deadline?Page 6)
prtant rally and meeting
tcutive committee of the
Ic Party has been called
i chairman Charles B
'or Saturday night. Febru
1 the Haywood County
1 Hodges, former State
i now with the Champion
I Fibre Co.. will be prin
Iker of the evening.
Democrat in the county,
l.v those on the execu
nittee, are urged by Mc
?o present since iirrportant
ail I be decided following
Mondtjp, sunny and a little warm
r. TnMdav partly cloudy with
Hie change in temperature
Off)eM Waynesville temperature
I compileil by the State Teat Farm
Max. Min. Prec.
The Waynesville Secretaries'
'Porch Light Parade'' Friday night
netted S425 for the March of
Dimes polio fund. Dixie Campbell,
campaign chairman, announced to
The drive began at 7 p.m. with
Ihp blowing of whistles in Waynes
ville and Hazelwood, and was con
cluded about 8:45. Money was
solicited from local homes by 15
teams of young women.
More money was contributed to
?he drive last year, but the Secre
aries explained that a smaller area
<as covered this year due to the
'act that a number of churches so
icited funds in rural sections once
covered by the porch light cam
Children, clutching their savings
tightly in their hands, often greet
ed solicitors at the door. Among
hem were Randy Hinkley of
\cademv St., who gave $7.65 from
wo, banks; Ralph Jr., and Page
Walker on Sims St., who handed a
voung woman their piggy bank 'the
rank containing $5.01, was emp
ied and returned to the young
terst; Buddy Milk', a former polio
victim, who gave $1 44. and Mary
Elizabetth Allen, who donated the
$1.01 she saved up.
While gathering contributions,
'he Secretaries were not without
heir troubles; one young woman
tot her car stuck in the mud and
^?ad to push it out herself; anoth
er ran her car's battery down, and
had to call for help.
The traditional rivalry between
Canton and Waynesville was laid
iside Friday night as three Secre
taries from the Paper City joined
with those from Waynesville to aid
I he March of Dimes.
Workers in the drive included:
Mrs. Marjorie Reed. Mrs. Betty
Early, Mrs. Cleo Campbell, Miss
Dixie Campbell. Mrs. Patty Me
Craeken. Miss Mary Sue Crocker,
Mrs. Sara Campbell. Miss Frances
Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Enos Boyd,
Miss Joy Woody, Mrs. Hazel Rob
ertson, Miss Jimmie Watts. Miss
(See Secretaries?Page 6)
Iron Duff Is Subject
Of'Log' Feature Article
Will Visit Here
On February 10
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will
be at the Hazelwood Presbyterian
I Church on Wednesday, February
10. it was announced today by Ru
dolph Carswrll and Johnny Ed
wards, co-chairmen of the blood
The coming visit of the Blood
mobile will be sponsored by Wellco
Mr. Carswell and Mr. Edwards
i urged ' local residents to pledge
blood donations so that the ?oal of
125 pints can be reached on the
The blood center at the church
j will be in operation from 11 a.m.
until 5 p.m.
Iron Duff community, first-place
winner in the 1953 CD!' county
; contest, is the subject of a feature
article in the latest issue of "The
Log." published by the Champion
Paper and Fibre Co. in its home
office at Hamilton, Ohio.
See story on page one, section i
The article also contains seven I
One of Jack Hay. Iron Duff CDP
chairman, and Ray Milner standing
at an Iron Duff road sign; another
of Mr. and Mrs. Milner; a picture
of Frank Davis' dairy herd; Colbert
I Crawford looking at his tobacco:;
the Grovel Bryson residence; Law
! rence Brown shucking corn, and a
shot of Iron Duff pastureland.
A meeting of all vendors in
Haywood County who wish to furn
ish material through ASC in 1954
has been scheduled Thursday at
10 a m. in the ASC office.
All vendors interested in parti
cipating this year must attend in
order that they may get instruc
tions on new procedures of handl
ing materials through the purchase
order system. Any other persons
interested are invited to attend
| this meeting.
A. W. Ferguson. ASC manager,
also announced all 1954 market
ing cards must be returned to this
office within 15 days after close of
the tobacco market. Failure to do
so may force the County Commit
tee to cancel allotments. Remem
ber. all tobacco marketing cards
must be accounted for. and imme
(See Meeting Set?Page 6)
I Carleton E. Weatheby, first presi
dent of the Wa.vnesville Lions Club,
was principal speaker at the club's
"charter night" meeting Thursday. ;
Purpose was to honor the 19 chart
er members of the club, many of
whom are still active participants
in its projects.
Weatherby told of their program
hack in 1938 and of the original '
presentation of the charter. The
Wa.vnesville Club was sponsored by
the Asheville Club which saw the
r.eed for another civic club in this
town. He stated that the club is
now sixteen times greater than
(See Lions?Page 6)
Press Association Presents
2 Awards To Mountaineer
The Waynesvllle Monutainecr
look two of the 12 awards present
ed to semi-weekly newspapers In
the state at a meeting of the North
Carolina Press Assoeiation at Duke
University last weekend.
The Mountaineer won second
place in its diviison in local news
coverage and third place in pho
Members of the Press Association
also voted to hold their coming
summer session at Lake Junaluska.
Further information on this meet
ing will be announced later.
A complete list of awards pre- >
Spot reporting winners were
chosen from 176 entries. Judging ;
were managing editor Carl Weimer.
city editor William Gains and as
sistant city e ditor James Walker,
all of the Greenville. S. C. News
The winners are:
First rjhee: B'trVe Dav's of the ?
Greensboro Daily News for "Depu
ties Prevent Violence as Catholics
End Segregation." $50 award.
Second place: Jay Jenkins of the
Raleigh News and Observer for
"The JP ? Fee System's Last
Third place: Woodrow Price of
the Raleigh News and Observer for
"Series on Legislative Secrecy."
Fourth place: Harry Golden, Jr.,
of the Charlotte Observer for "The
Swink Murder Case." $10 award.
Honorable mention- Nick Henn
pssee and Bill Ray of the Twin City
Centinel for their joint entry "I
Reckon t Shot Her."
Honorable mention: Julian
Scheer of the Charlotte News for
"4-Part Series on Alleged Irregu
larities in Recruiting Athletes at
N. C. State."
Feature writing winners were se
(See V. C Press?-Page ?)
TWO NF.W PLAQl'EN were added to Thr Moun
Utinffr'* collection this week by Mr*. Larry H.
Caxle, rirculation manager and custodian of
awards. Certificates presented to The Mountain
eer by the North Carolina Press Association last
weekend during a meeting at Duke t'nlversity
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?pr<- for second place in news covrraue and third
place in photography. W. C. Rua*. publisher of
Thr Mountaineer, represented this newspaper
at thr semi-annual press meeting.
(Mountaineer I* ho to I,
Three Weekend Events Net
$940 For March of Dimes
Band Committee Assumes .
Payments On WTHS Organ
The February term of Superior
Court opened today at the court
house for hearing of both criminal
and civil cases before Judge H.
Hoyle Sink of Greensboro.
Selection of the petit and grand
juries occupied the attention of
court officials in the first several
hours of today's session.
Chosen as new members of the j
grand jury were Elbert Phillips, I
E. O Robinson. E L. Boston, Mar
ion Green. Weaver Kathhone. David
Edwards. Marvin Yarborough. E
F. Caldwell and Ernest B. Messer.
who was named as foreman.
Old members of the grand jury
are Ralph Blalock. W J. Stockton.
Jack Messer, Roy Stamey, Jack
Price. E C. Beck. Roy L. Pless.
Jessie Jenkins, and Roy Suttles.
Named to the petit jury were
Harry L. Haynes. Troy Norris.
Everett Erwin. George Galloway.
Fred Sanford. Milton Messer.
Henry Seaman. George Boring. C.
H Morrow. Hugh Ledford. Roy
Trantham. and James R. Daniels:
The first week of tour will be
devoted to criminal cases, the sec
ond week to civil actions.
Major cases on the criminal
calendar are murder charges
against Joseph Casty Warren, Joe
Parks and Holace Sutton, and
counts of rape and having carnal
knowledge of a female under lfi
years of age against Clarence ]
Moore. All four defendants were
freed on bond.
The Waynesville Band Commit
tee. at a meeting Thursday night
at the high school, agreed to as
sume thhe obligation for paying for
the Hammond electric organ pur
chased last fall from the First
| Baptist Church.
M. H. Bowles, district superin
I tendent of Waynesville schools,
said that the balance due on the
organ is $1,900. It originally cost
The instrument will be paid for
by the band's share of receipts
from football games, from profits
on ice cream sold in the school's
cafeteria, and from monetary gifts
from band supporters.
I The organ, which has been sit
uated in the band building, is to
be installed on the WTHS stage,
which is now being renovated with
new drapes and a curtain. Later
on. it will be set up permanently in
the new high school building, now
Mr Bowles said the organ is
being put in the auditorium to
permit its use in assembly pro
grams It is also being utilized in
giving organ lessons, which are
being offered because of the fact
that Waynesvitle's major churches
have organs, and the band com
mittee felt it advisable to have a
group of organists to fill the com
munity's needs. '
The committee also:
1. Discussed the coming district
hand contest in the spring at
2. Agreed on the need for ad
ding more band-owned instruments
when Band Director Charles Isley
J reported that he had 70 students
| in his beginners band
3 Discussed the purchase of a
good piano "sometime in the fu
ture" to be used for concert work
4 Reviewed the band's accom
plishments during 1993.
Of Tobacco Land
Offered By ASC
Pre-measuremont of land for
planting of hurley tobacco for 1954
is now being offered by the Hay
wood County ASC tPMA) office,
it was announced today by A W
Ferguson, office manager.
Farmers who wish to have their
tobacco land measured before
planting can make a deposit in the
ASC office to cover a cost of the
work. Mr. Ferguson said.
Measurement will be made to
the exact allotment and the mini
mum cost per farm will be $5,!
which must be deposited when the |
request is made, the ASC manager
To Speak In
Asheville Feb. 6
The eminent Dr. Walter H. Judd ?
o( Minnesota will deliver the prin
cipal address for the annual Lin- I
coin Day Dinner at the Battery
Park Hotel in Asheville, February i
Dr Judd has represented his fel
low citizens as Congressman from
the Fifth District of Minnesota in
the U. S. House of Representatives
for the past several years. Prior to ,
his outstanding record as a Con-|
gressman Dr. Judd served many I
years as a Medical Missionary in I
From Dr. Judd's great storehouse
oi experience in China, he is truly
able to bring to the people of WNC
a clear and understanding account
of the many problems which face
(See Congressman?Page fit
E. A. WILLIAMSON, recently
retired district manager of the
Imperial Life Insurance Co., will
be chairman of the Wa.vnesville
Chapter, American Bed Cross
fund Campaign beginning March
I. Miss Louise Ballard, last
year's chairman, is co-chairman.
The tYaynesville Chapter in
cludes the 1? rural communities
lying west of Clyde.
K. A. Williamson has accepted
the chairmanship of the American
Ked Cross Fund Campaign. it was
announced this week by Mrs.
David Hyatt, President of the Way
nesville Chapter. Miss Louise Hal
lard. last year's chairman, will
serve as Mr. Williamson's co
This is .Mr. Williamson's first
major civic project since his re
tirement weeks ago as district
manager of the Imperial Life In
A meeting was held Friday night
at the home of Mrs. llvatl at which
Williamson gathered his newly
selected committee heads and laid
plans for the campaign in March.
"Kick-off-day" will he Monday.
March 1. with a meeting of resi
dential workers that morning and
distribution of working folders to
rural and business workers most ot
the day. Plage of distribution will
be announced at a later date.
The ? following sub - chairmen
have been appointed and agreed
to set up their committee within
the next week and to estimate
their possible proportionate quotas
of the total drive:
Industry - James (J. McKinley.
general manager. Dayton Rubber
Co. and Clyde Fisher, plant super
intendent, also of Dayton, and
former mayor of lla/elwood; Pro
fessional - 'doctorsi Mrs. J. K.
Fender, 'lawyers' Mis A H. Kicgg.
i ministers' the Rev. Archie Gra
ham. pastor. Ha/.elwuod and Hetiiel
Presbyterian Churches, and the
Rev. Klmer Green, missionary.
Haywood Baptist Association.
Business Roy Parkman. own
er, Parkman Hardware Co., and
Charles Balentine, owner, Shell
Service Station. Ha/.elwood; Kesi- f
dential ? Mrs Boyd Owen and
Mrs. H. I* McCarroil; Lake Juna
luska Mrs Wallace Ward.
Rural ? R ('. Sheffield, gener
al manager. Haywood Klectrlc
Membership Corp : Schools- I.aw
(See Bed Cross?Page 3>
Go Over Top
Outstanding contributions made
recently to the March of Dimes in
the Waynesvd'e area were an
nounced today by Dave Felmet, co
dtuirman cif the polio fund cam*
On Friday night. a "Porch Light
Parade" conducted by the Way
nosville chapter of the National^
Secretarte* Aaaeeiatlon netted
proximately $425. V
On Saturday night, two events
j brought in more than $510. The
Kiwanis Club collected $160?and
received pledges of another $40?
j with a four-hour radio show over
station WIICC, according to Max
I Rogers and Hob Winchester.
At Waynesville High School, a
' profit of $355 was reported from a
j four-day March of Dimes basket
ball tournament, co-chairman Roy
Wright and Al Whitehead announc
School collections turned in thus
tar have been $1,238 from Waynes
ville High School and $608 from
At Clyde, a "Mothers' Drive on
Polio" brought in $277, while a
basketball game between the
Methodist Church ai\d the Baptist
Church in Clyde netted another
' $55. (The Methodist men won
37-32 and the women. 26-25.1 Mrs.
George C. Starr. Jr., headed the
porch light drive.
Probably the outstanding down
town solicitation for the March of
j Dimes was accomplished by the
City Barber Shop, under Gunn's
(See March of Dimes?Page 6)
A controversy that has raged
through this part of Western North
Carolina for the past several weeks
over whether a television tower
should be constructed atop Ml. Pis
gah. WNC landmark, will be set
tled tomorrow at Ashevllle.
At 10 a in. a public hearing will
be conducted in the Ashevllle city
hall by L. B. West of Atlanta. Ga.,
an attorney for the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture.
Statements both for and against,
the TV tower's construction will be
considered by Richard McArdle,
chief of the U. S. Forest Service.
Then he will decide whether it is
ill the public interest to permit
Station WLOS to continue with
plans to construct a television
tower on top of Mt. Pisgah and
another building on the back slope
of the peak.
Ever since Mt. Pisgah was men
tioned as the site of a tower for
television use in this area, contro
versy has raged.
Site ot the tower on the top of
the mountain is an area of :t0 feet
square. No leveling or cutting off
the mountain top is planned nor
could it be permitted under Na
tional Forest Service rules. Some
100 feet down the mountain on the
western slope a building about 40
by 24 feet, less than 18 feet tall,
would be built of brick veneer fin
ish, to house the equipment and
(See TV Tower?Page (5)
Judge Bobbitt Named
As Associate Justice
Governor Umstead has elevated
Associate Justice Maurice Victor
Rarnhill to chief justice of the
State Supreme Court and named
Superior Court Judge William H.
Bobhitt of Charlotte as Barnhill's
? successor as an associate justice.
Judge Francis O. Clarkson of
Charlotte, resident judge of the
14th Judicial District, was named
to fill the vacancy created by Judge
All men were scheduled to haye
been sworn Into their new posi
tions this morning.
In elevating Barnhill. the gover
nor followed tradition by naming
the high court's senior jurist in
point of service to the highest ju
dicial post in the state.
Judge Bobhitt.t .13. just missed
getting elected to the Supreme
Court in the last general election. !
He was defeated by Superior Court
Judge R Hunt Parker of Roanoke
I Judge Bobbitt has served as
judge of Superior Court in Hay
wood County for several terms.
iThU information com
piled from Record* of
Stat? Highway Patrol.)