rrLi: The Waynesville Mountaineer ss
Mountaineer ? ? i" ihim or a 1954 modt-i.
? Published Twice-A-Week In 'The County S^it of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park q ^
~fHfc'YEAK NO. l(i 11 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE. N. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. I. iw">i |S.0o In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
?^Hfflfconjtressman George A.
.huford has filed with the State
toard af Klections his notice of
for nomination to the
gHHVrepresentative in con
TMlM the 12th district. The
He primary will he held
' i !
A dscMon on whether to permit
le construction of a television
wer atop tamed Mt. I'isgah may
^^^^Mced this weekend
Don i. Morriss, supervisor ot
lid Wedrn sdav that a decision
rohsMy would be reached in
irs^W isu r days.
He said that findings obtained
yeattiday's day-long public
?aring oil the question will bo
udied gy the hearing officer,
inton B. V est. and a recommen
ition forwarded to Richard E
cArdle, chief of the United
Mns P||?.st Service
I^^Bthen will notify I'isgah
? the Forest Service de
?itrest Service electronics
? who have been testing
?ft; peaks as possible al
Hps. were to reoort their
? telephone to Washing
Mda\ hearing at the Bun
Hrit\ courtroom Tuesda>
aatel.v 50 opponents and
? argued over the feasi
jHk'i'ig a TV tower on I he
?s of the proposal eon
the area around Ml
pNlId be commercialized
Jd suggested that the tower be
rated Otjjnther mountain peaks
AmongBthe major alternate
tes MHioned was Haywood
0UBfMC?ahtroe Mountain which
abogj^BfiO feet high, and Dog
KM 20 miles northwest of
owners of television.
.JlHWP'w"od County good re
Mmm those at the hearing I
My-TV Tower?Page 6)
Criminol Court Recessed
At Noon Today; Convenes
) Again Monday Morning
Two Other Murder
Cases Still Pending
Solicitor Thad l> Brvson. Jr..
-aid at press time that there is
a strong possihillty that the ease
of Mollis Sutton, charged with
the slaving of Elsrner Ball near
Mt. Sterling !n January, would
be called late Monday or early
Judge H. Hoyle Sink adjourned
court shortly beforS noon today
until Monday morning.
Solicitor Thad D Bryson. Jr..
made no statement as to when the
remaining two murder cases would
be called He said that neither
case had been continued, which
meant that either or both cases
could be called next week It was
learned from one lawyer, that the
defense in one of the cases are
all ready for trial.
Court disposed of manv cases
from the crowded docket this week.
dlld Wednesday saw the grand jury
return two true bills in two murder
cases, shortly before the regular
iurv returned a verdict of not
guilty for Joseph Casty ^arrem
32. who was charged with killing
David Underwood last August.
The trial began Tuesday, and 1
was brought out. with Warren testi
fying in his behalf, the same ac
count of the events leading10 *^
fatal killing of Underwood, that
Warren told minutes after the
The all-male jury was out one
hour and 28 minutes on Wednesday
afternoon, following a 45-minutc
charge by Judge Sink There were
nearly 500 spectators in the court
room at the time the jury returned^
and they broke into applause as
jury foreman Henry Seaman an
nounced: The verdict is not
"judge Sink rapped for order.
Warren told of Underwood com
ing to his home twice on the night
(See Court?Page 6>
Parking At Lake
Night parkers at hake Juna
luska were warned today against
the practice by Everett McElroy.
deputy sheriff and police chief
at the lake, who said that viola
tors may be arrested and prose
cuted in court.
McElroy said that residents at
I.ake Junaluska have made a
number of complaints lateJy
about persons parking on the
lake grounds at night.
' He pointed out that all prop
erty In the lake area is private.
By W. C. MEDFORD
One of the largest, most orderly
and attentive crowds we have ever
seen in a court room has been in
attendance here this week. Judge
Sink was so impressed that he took
occasion Tuesday morning to com
pliment the folks?and he has
given us permission to quote:
"In all my 27 years on the
bench." said he, "I have never seen
a more orderly or attentive court
crowd, to be so large like this one
1 always think this speaks well for
the citizenship of a community."
Far more women attend court
now than back even 25 years ago?
and they seem to enjoy it fully as
much as the men.
The coffee and candy bars, re
cently placed in the. court house
hall seem to be pretty wel patron
1 ized. But at least one fellow was
"1 set that little gadget whir hit
?aid. coffee with cream and sugar,
but hit didn't give me a bit o'
sugar." Here he smacked his lips
and said. "Purty fair coffee
Candidates are being talked more
now?as is usual by February term
of court. "They begin to bloom out
in the winter only to get killed in
the early summer," said some one. I
Credit Where Credit Is Due
For the last few terms of court
we've been noticing improvements
along three different lines All of
these, while pertaining to "Court
house society" and behaviour, we
think make a fairly good cross-in
dex for the country. Here are our
1st. Folks who attend are
generally coming out better dress
ed and cleaner in appearance.
2nd. We feel quite sure there is j
not as much tobacco chewing and
careless spitting around the court
3rd Last "but not least", the
rest rooms are being kept cleaner.
The judge's charge in the War
ren case lasted 45 minutes?and it
was a very plain charge. The jury
was out an hour and 10 minutes.
When the jury returned its ver
dict i "not guilty"* there was con-j
siderable applause before the judge
could rap for order. Judge Sink j
told the audience that it was al
right to applaud in a picture show,
at a political speaking, etc.. but not j
in a court room during court.
It looks today like an early ad
jtote Probation Officer
HRresses Kiwanis Club
I probation officer. Her
Glamery, told the Ki
Tuesday night that of
fes he has known, none
active in church work
d and only two ever
the Boy Scouts,
lamery made this state
phasizc the importance
ng youth activities to
[ people from idleness
f drifting into crime,
?tton officer spoke on
program arranged by
aards, chairman of the
Itional guidance com
Clamery, the parole
presentative in seven
Jkuradajr. partly cloudy, windy
Friday, fair and warm
Ofllcial Waynesville temperature
(?Ml by the State Test Farm.
Max. Mln. Prec.
^H. 93 34 .09
Western Carolina counties, includ
ing Haywood, said that recent pa
role records show that 2.331 men
were first offenders, 786 were sec
ond offenders, 36 were fifth of
fenders and one had been charged
with crimes 16 times. The last
named man. however, was success
fully rehabilitated and is now a
respectible citizen, the speaker ex
In the age groups. 563 parolees
were 16 years old. 373 were 18.
189 were 21 and 380 were from 30
In respect to education. 172 had
no schooling, 1,136 had from six
to nine years of schooling, and
eight were college graduates.
Some 2.210 were single. 1. 148
j married, 175 widowed, and 214 di
Among offenses charged were
614 for breaking and entering and
larceny. 441 for assault with a
deadly weapon, and 135 for auto
Mr. McGlamery asserted that
j businessmen in Haywood County
have been the most cooperative of
any in seven WNC counties in
helping place parolees in jobs to
give them a new chance in life.
He also praised the Kiwanis Club
for its work in youth activities, and
urged that the organization expand
its present program to aid more
Klwanians also inducted a new
member?Lewis C, Rouser, agent
for the White Cross insurance
plan, who was welcomed into the
club by Hooper Alexander.
Acreage to be planted in wheat
in Haywood County this year must j
be reported because of a new fed
eral law. A. W. Ferguson. ASC
1PMA1 manager said today.
The county Agriculture Stabili
zation and Conservation office is
now sending out postal cards so
that farmers can specify the num
ber of acres they intend to plant
in wheat this year?or state that
they will not plant any wheat on
These reports are to be made in
connection with the Secretary of
Agriculture's placing of market
quotas on the 1954 wheat crop, Mr.
At Aliens Creek
Both drivers escaped injury in
an accident on the Allen's Creek
road this morning when a truck
! driven by Arnold Houston Ramsey. |
26, of Candler, Route 2. collided
with a car driven by Paul Everett
Gaddis. 26. of Allen's Creek.
Cpl Pritchard Smith of the
State Highway Patrol said that the
accident occurred when Gaddis at
tempted to pass Ramsey's truck as
the latter started to make a left
hand turn into a priavte driveway.
The force of the collision caused
the truckito overturn.
Ramsey was charged with fail
ure to signal for a turn, while
Gaddis was cited for exceeding a
Damage to both vehicles was
estimated at $75.
GLENN H. BROWN (lefti named by the Wiynes
ville Jaycees as the town's ''Most Outstanding:
Young Man of 1953" at a Oistinguished Service
Awards banquet .Monday night at the Elks Club.
is recognised by Gene Ochaenrelter of Asheville,
state president of the Jayeees.
"Relationship adjustments" in
tobacco acreage allotments will be
made at a meeting at 10' a.m. Fri
day in the draft hoard ofTiro in
the courthouse. A. YV. Ferguson.
ASC i|*MA> manager, has disclos
A number of other matters per
taining to production of hurley to
bacco will be discussed at the
meeting of ASC' county commit
teemen. Mr. Ferguson said.
Haywood County's hurley allot
ment has been cut 8 1/3 per cent
from last year?from 1.501.8 acres
to 1.388.7 acres, plus an additional
(See Meeting Set?Page ?)
Halt Blaze At
Cl>de firemen were on the
scene in 10 minutes at 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday to answer a call from
the Bill Hipps farm on Highway
19-23. a half mile from the Clyde
town limits, where a blaze was
started front a defective flue.
No appreciable damage was
caused by fire, but some property
damage occurred as firemen had
to chop into ceilings and windows
to get at the flames.
The firemen used their Ifi.i-gal
lon booster tank to fight the fire.
Fire Chief Larry H, Cagle prais
ed the cooperation and coordina
tion of his volunteer firemen in
halting the blaze before it had
Glenn W. Brown Named
'Most Outstanding' In 1953
To Be Resumed
Listing of Waynesville Town
ship taxes in the courthouses
which has been suspended this .
week due to the grand jury's
meeting in the co'mmisisoners'
room, will be resumed Friday,
according to Mrs. Mildred Bry
son. tax collector and supervisor.
Tax listers in the rural areas
will be working al their homes
this weekend. Mrs. Bryson said.
Listing. of 1951 taxes in the
county, originally scheduled to
end in January 31. has been ex
tended to February 15 because of
the increased number of listers,
especially in YVaynesville and
At Lake Logan
Powell Camp above Lake Logan
was destroyed by fire last week
according to a belated report re
ceived at The Mountaineer.
The property, recently purchased
by the Champion Paper and Fibre
Co.. was estimated- unofficially at
between $4.0(10 and $5,000. The
cabin and a stock of furniture wire
destroyed by the blaze.
The cause Of the lire has not
been determined, but authorities
are investigating reports that it was
set by an arsonist.
Glenn W. Brown, prominent
\\ aynesvjlle attorney and civic
leader, was named as the "Out
standing Young Man of 1953" by
the Waynesvilie Jayeees at the or
ganization's annual Distinguished
Service Award banquet at the Elk's
Club Monday night
The Jayeees also honored two of
their own members with "key
awards"?John Carver and Blue
Robinson- -and nanutl three busi
ness firms as being the most co
operative with the Junior Chamber
during 1953 ? The Mountaineer.
R; dio Station WHCO. and Charlie's
The announcement of the DSA
winner w as made by Gene Ochsen
leiter of Asheville. Jayeees state
Mr Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn D Brown of Clyde, attend
ed Clyde High School and was
graduated from Wake Forest Law
School. He is now a member of
the Morgan and Ward law firm.
He is also president of the Hay
wood County Bar Association,
chairman of the county Board of
Elections, chairman of the board
of deacons at the First Baptist
Church, member of the church
choir, organizer for the t oung
Democrat Clubs in the 9th. 10th.
llth. and 12th congressional dis
tricts. and past president of the
Haywood County YDC. He is also
a member of the Waynesvilie Lions
Mr. Brown is married to the
former F.velyn Davis of Sylva. He
has one brother. Howell, who is
serving with the Air Force at Craig
Air Base. Selma, Ala., and one
sister. Mrs. Alvin MeKinnish of
Clyde. His father is a retired
merchant, now engaged in fanning
Following the DSA banquet,
which was attended by about 50
Jayeees and their wives from Way
nesvilie. Asheville. Black Mountain.
Brevard. Hendersonville and Frank
lin. a district meeting was held,
with Banks Finger. Jayeees dis
trict vice president, presiding.
During their business session,
members of the Junior Chamber,
voted to endorse the construction
if a television tower on Mt Pisgah.
Casting is now in progress tor
the Jayeees' minstreal. "Stop Stal
1 m'to be staged February 18,
19 at Waynesvilie High School, ac
cording to Bill Burgin. Jaycee
The production will be in charge
<>t Bruce Tonks of Marion, a pro
fessional director who has put on
similar shows in many pails of the
South. Hp studied theatre in New
York City for three years at the
Dramatics Workshop and has been
active in off-Broadway shows and
summer slock for the past six
Jayeees met with Mr. Tonks
Vvednesday night to discuss pre
liminary plans for the minstrel
production Rehearsals will he held
at 123 Main St. in the building
formerly occupied by the James
Mr Burgin also announced that
a baby contest will he held in con
(See Jayeees?Page Si
Haywood Democrats Will
Discuss Changing State
Senator Plan To 4 Years
Haywood Democrats will gather
here Saturday night to hear Bran
don Hodges, former State Treas
urer, in a kick-off meeting before
the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day
dinner which will be held in Ra
leigh the 13th.
Charles B. McCrary, county
chairman of the Democratic Exec
utive Committee, will preside.
Immediately after the meeting,
28 members of the executive com
mittee will go into executive ses
sion, and discuss the matter of
making the term of state senator
a four-year term instead of two as
It is now. The agreement now is
that Haywood and Henderson
counties alternate every other
term in naming a State Senatoe
from this district. Many political
leaders have felt that it would be
to the advantage of the district
and the candidates to serve two
terms in the General Assembly in
stead of making a change after
Mr. McCrary said that political
leaders in Henderson favor the
move, and had requested that Hay
wood take action as soon as pos
sible on the matter. The final de
cision Is expected to he made
(See Democrat*?Page 6)
SPEAKER ? Brandon lludues.
former State Treasurer, will ad
dress lla.twood Democrat* here
j Saturday night.
In State Contest
$100 For Projects
Staged During 10515
(See Other Stor.v on I'g. 4)
Hazel wood received honorable
mention and SUM) in the 1953 Kilt
er Carolina Contest, sponsored by
the Carolina I'ower and Light
llazelwood was one of the four
Western North Carolina towns to
get the honorable place and cash.
Others were Weavei \ ille. Spruce
Pine and Swamwinua.
The contest winners were an
nounced yesterday in Raleigh.
The placing Ha/elwood made
last year, will inspire an already
enthusiastic' group who voted last
month to enter the 1954 contest,
with l'aul Brvson. and Mrs. Clyde
Fisher, general chairmen.
The 1953 program was led b>
A 1' I.edbctter with Mrs Claude
N Allen in charge of the women s
division The program centered a
round the building, and outfitting
the playground just back of the
school, and the conversion of a
small house into furnished head
quarters for the Scouts 'the pro
gram also sponsored the Kittle
league baseball teams, and the
western division tournament.
Other projects included church
attendance; church plant improve
ments. street paving, and side
walks. street markers.
The Boosters Club, uid the Aux- i
diary of the Club, the Uoosterettes.
are the leaders in carrying on the
projects of the community in the
The projects for 1954 are now
being discussed and will lie an
nounced soon, according to Chair
man Br> son.
The prize money will he used
for further community improve
Justice frequently moves slower
than a crippled snail, but it was
not long in coining for William II
1 Judd1 Brown, of Cosby. Tenn
Brown was arrested by Highway .
Pati-blinen Harold Dayton of Way
nesville and Sam Sanford of Sylva
on a Variety ot charges at* 2:15
p in Tuesday.
He was given a preliminary
hearing on Wednesday morning
before Justice of the Peace J .1
Ferguson, who bound him over to
Superior Court This morning, his
case was heard hy Judge H Hoyie
Sink, who sentenced the Tennes
seean to three months in jail
He was charged with: driving
drunk, speeding 9<t miles an hour,
driving without an operator's li
cense, driving without a vehicle
registratioh, and "temporary" auto
larceny. < He had borrowed the ear
from a friend and had not return
ed it i
The two patrolmen gave chase iii
their cruiser for three miles be
fore overtaking the speeding car
Two men and a woman with
Brown were charged with public
Halt For Sleep
Youth In Jail
Sleeping in Clyde eosl Eugene
Peter Bankowski. 13. of Detroit,
Mich . his freedom Wednesday
morning when he was arrested on
an auto theft rharge hv Highway
Patrolman W. R. Woolen.
Acting on a tip. Patrolman Wont
en halted Bankowski just as he
prepared to leave a spot near the
home of J. Tom l.eatherwood
where he had pulled off the road
after driving from Johnson City,
Wooten said that the ear, a 1950
Ford convertible, was stolen from
the campus of East Tennessee State
Teachers College It was owned
by I,awrence Range.
The teen-ager told the patrol
man that he had hitchhiked from
Detroit to Johnson City, where he
stole the car and drove to Clyde
where he became drowsy and had
to pull off the road
The case will be investigated by
the FBI since Bankowski crossed a
? late line in coming from John
, son City. He is now being held
in the Canton town jail.
Ol'T OK RACE?Joe Palmer an
nounced from an Ashcvrlle hos
pital today, that he would not bo
a candidate toy reelection as rep
resentative to the General As
sembly. Mr. Palmer served in the
maimer w ill
Not Be In
.loo Palmer, representative of
Haywood County in the 1953 C.en
I ral Assembly, (old The Mounlain
oer today that he would not . ok
election to the \ssembly m lite
May Democratic Primary
Mr Palmer entered the Victoria
Hospital. Asheville. on Monday for
treatment to his back, which has
been giving him I rouble for the
past several years He was re
ported at the hospital as being
comfortable and being somolioitcr
from his recent .attack.
Mr. Palmer said he appreciated
the Interest shown by bis* inatiy
friends in asking that lie be a rjii
didate for reelection, but be felt
that the personal sacrifice in tune
and money was not worthwhile
"I have the farm and dairy (hat
need me. and by the time I lake
time out for the campaign and
then, if successful in being < lee.f
ed. lite time out for attending Hie
General \ssefnbly, I would find
again, that the results were a lat e ?
financial loss to me and my latnt
"I enjoyed the 1953 session, and
as I went into the campaign in
the spring of 1952. felt I would
tike to represent Haywood for i
number of sessions. I made many
friends In Raleigh, and found 1
had a large number of ardent sup
porters in Haywood And while 1
shall ntiss the campaign. I feel that'
under circumstances, it will In* to
my advantage not to seek reelec
tion. and put the time on my dairy
Many political leaders had i on
eluded that Mr. Palmer would be
a candidate for reelection, although
he had kept his plans lo himself
His decision and announcement
throws the field w ide open to ' V
candidates who have the desire lo
make the race.
The American Heritage Croup of
Waynesville will* continue it- dis
cussion on education at a meeting
in the Park Commission oil ire in
the Masonic Temple at 7.30 p.nu
Reading for the meeting will bo
Chapter 11 ih Com ma get - ' t -
irg Ideas in America." arroi eg
to Miss Margaret .lohnston, H i -
wood County librarian.
The discussion Friday will M
In charge nf William Me.dfofd,
Killed ... I 0
(Thh Information com
piled from Record, of
State HUhwav I'atrol.?