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^ (-i Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Srr.oky Mountains National Park n
gyth Y) AK NO. 15 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. t.. MONDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 22, 1954 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
H^K'K FOR $1G5, representing contributions
^^?the Haywood Public Library's open house
^HHy 5, was presented Friday by Mrs. Ray
?jjjflc. Lane( left), president of the Waynes
viHe Woman's ( lull to Mrs. James Atkins (center),
assistant librarian, and Miss Marjorie Real, act
|oe April 1
II of the four-lane highway
?Lake Junulusku and C '.in
Bated to set under Wa;
Bril 1. according to G. G
?Id The Mountaineer thai
? should be open to travel
Lune 15 and July first,
?"facing season in this ares
Resumed March 15th, When
Iher is warm enough H
louring of the surfacing
Bid the four lane highway
I continued on up to tin
Ion of 19 and 19-A. "We
| not tear up that little
?f road for the winter, bul
I waiting until ready for
Ighway at this point wai
I last fall.
? id the cutting of the me
rhite oak trees along the
just beyond the city limits
k as a safety measure. He
lid not know of the work
led by a member of the
I Club here, sponsor of the
Ifter World War 1.
laid he did not know of any
le plans for widening that
?f Highway 19-A.
lees had figured in a num
icidents, when vehicles left
tiways and crashed into
tie tree had been hit five
icording to reports of saf
Iy Growers Warned
3 Tobacco Books
953 tobacco books should
irned immediately to the
ASC office, A. W. Fer
ofTice manager, warned
re of growers to brine in
?ks in the next several
II affect their 1954 tobac
ments, Mr. Ferguson add
Bvy Docket Looms For
?y Term Superior Court
I lions arc that the July
Superior court will have
'iest docket on record.
>eeding cases now go to
court instead of being
a Justice of the Peace,
'ck with J. ? J. Ferguson.
tand mild today and Tues
1 Waynesville temperature
led by the State Test Farm.
Max. Mln. Prec.
57 24 ?
60 25 ?
60 45 83
50 45 111
justice of peace, showed he had
36 cases in one week which he
' had bound over to Superior Court.
Twenty-three of the cases are for
speeding, and 17 have posted cash
' bonds. Most of the bonds were
posted by out-of-county drivers.
four of the warrants are for
forgery, Ave for driving drunk.
I and one assault.
At this rate, the docket will
present a lot of work for the court
officers in July.
There is a growing feeling
against the new policy of the state
which has ruled that Justice of
Peace cannot try a speeding case.
It was pointed out that since speed
ing cases were.taken out of the JP
crfurts that the county school funds
are losing a sizable sum in fines.
All fines automatically go to the
school fund A JP can impose the
same fine, but less court cost than
the superior court, it war pointed
out. The next session of the Gen
eral Assembly is likely to modify
the present ruling.
Do you know where "God's
Well, a lot of folks in these
parts think that the term is a
synonym for llaywood County
?especially the western section
Apparently their thinking is
justified?at least in the eyes
I of some postoffice employees?
, A card mailed in Stuart, Flori
i da, addressed to Oral L. Yates,
, God's Country, Western North
Carolina, arrived at the Way
j nesville postoffice the other day.
I Mr. Yates, who resides in
Iron Duff and is field repre
sentative for the Farm Bureau,
explained that the card came
from Charlie Brooks, whom he
met in Seattle. Wash.
The postoffice prefers cor
rect addresses on its mail, hut
postal employees appear to
I know where "God's Country" is.
Anyone in doubt can check
the Waynesville - Haielwood -
Cake Junaluska Chamber of
Funeral services for Frank Guy.
i 58. a farmer, who was found dead
j Friday in his home on Pinnacle
Mountain in the Saunook section
were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in
Barberville Baptist Church.
The Rev. Avery Peek, the Rev.
George Mehaffey. the Rev. Ennis
Sentelle and the Rev. Jarvis Brock
officiated and burial was in Craw
ford Memorial Park.
Pr. J Frank Pate, coroner, ruled
that Guy died of a self-inflicted .22
calibre rifle wound in the forehead
and no inquest was h?!d.
Pallbearers were Robert, Wil
liam and Wayne Pitts. Bruce Guy,
P.alph and Vaughn Rhinehart, Jr.,
James Guy and Ralph Siske.
Nieces were flower bearers.
(See Frank Guy?Page 6)
Haywood Baptists will begin
] their coumy-\wue revival services
in live churcnes, tonight tor a
tour-day sei ics. The pastors wilt
noid live morning sessions, also
j studying the general theme:
"tilowing Strong Churches." The
church services wil begin tonight
anu continue through 1 hursday.
The pastors w ill hold their morn
ing meetings each morning at
i nine, at tne Woodland Baptist
! church. These meetings begin
Monday and continue through Fri
The five visiting ministers from
out of the county will conduct the
j series of services both for the pas
tors as well as the regional night
Tne evening services will be
held as follows:
Hazelwood, with Dr. Phil Elliott,
president ol Gardner-Webb Col
j lege, in charge.
Dell wood, with Rev. K. L. Brad
ley, secretary of promotion of the
State Baptist Convention, Raleigh,
Fines Creek, the Rev. J. C.
Pipes, assistant secretary of pro
motion. doing the preaching.
West Canton, Rev. L. H. Hol
lingsworth. pastor of the First
Baptist church, Boone, in charge.
Spring Hill, the Rev. H. E.
Waiden, Jr., secretary of Rural
Church Promotion, of the Baptist
State Convention, the speaker.
Rev. Elmer Greene, said that
most of the evening services would
begin at seven, with others starting
at 7:30. A large attendance is ex
pected at all services.
Died Early Today
Harry 'Blue' Robinson died this
morning at 9:30 a.m. in a Charlotte
hospital where he had been a pa
tient for several weeks following
surgery. He was bookkeeper for
the Haywood Builders Supply
Company and was active in church
and civic affairs.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie
Robinson of Shelby. Robinson came
to Waynesville about six years ago
and was connected with Radio Sta
tion WHCC. He went to the Build
ers Supply in June. 1949. During
his residence here he has made a
host of friends and has filled an
important place in the life of the
A former superintendent of the
(See 'Blue' Robinson?Page 6)
PASSES AWAY?Harry "Blur" j
Robinson, well known civic and
church Iradrr here, died this !
mornim. 9:30, in a Charlotte
State Test Farm Is Major Factor
In Better Farming In This Area
Being Carried On
Test Farm Here
(EDITOR S .NOTE: The follow-1
ing feature on the Mountain Ex
periment Station was written by
J. C. Brown, Jr., a Waynesville
native, who is now associate edi
tor in the Department of Inform
ation at N. C. State College.)
In a state marked by extremes
in terrain and temperature, the |
area around Waynesville is fam
ous for its cool nights and lofty |
peaks, but mountains that are pin
nacles of beauty when seen through
a tourist's binoculars appear more
as a rocky barrier through the
sweat-fogged glasses of a farmer.
One of the jobs of the Mountain
Test Farm, two miles southeast of
Waynesville, is to improve the
view lor the farmer, not by mak
ing any geographical changes, but
by developing and testing crop
varieties and farming systems par
ticularly suited to the North Caro
M. K. Whisenhunt. an employee I
of the State Department of Agri
culture, bears the title of assistant
Pictures of State Test Farm
will be found on pages 1, 4 and
a of section two.
director in charge of the Mountain
Test Farm; in reality he is man
ager-plus of a 3B8-acre "proving
ground for agriculture." where
scientists from the Li. S Depart
ment of Agriculture, State College,
TVA, and the Agricultural Experi
ment Station conduct experiments
(See Test Farm?Page 6)
J. Q. Adams,
Dies In Calif.
J. Q. Adams, 72. of San Francis
co. a native of Waynesville, died
suddenly Wednesday night in Los
Angeles, California where he had
gone for a visit.
Funeral services were conducted !
this afternoon in the chapel of
Morris-Lineberry Black Funeral
Home in Asheville with the Rev
Howard M. Hickey officiating. In
terment was in Green Hill Ceme
tery here where graveside rites
were conducted by the Rev. Edgar
H. Goold, rector of Grace Episco
Pallbearers were Alvin Ward.
Ben J. Sloan. Holmes. Bryson. Jr.,
(See J. Q. Adams?Page 6)
Boy Scout Fund
Just About Half
Raised In Area
Bill Prevost, chairman of the an
nual adult Boy Scout membership
drive announced that $800 of the
$1,800 quota had been raised to
The Rotary Club is sponsor of
the drive, and he said several
teams had not completed their
work, but would report soon. Plans
are to finish the campaign this
Suttles To Operate
Former Fincher Store
The department store at Clyde
operated by Edwin Flncher for 45
years has been purchased by Mr.
and Mrs. Charles R. Suttles. It was
Mr Suttles, a native of Clyde,
returned to the community sfter
being in business in North Central
The department store, which has
been painted and remodeled, will
have opening sales this Friday and
Saturday and will remain open
until 9 p.m. each night. Prizes will
be awarded and refreshments will
Out Umstead Too
Quiet About Road
Governor llmntead and hia
highway chairman and diairtct
commissioner have seen fit to
remain ailent about the future
plana for the Pigeon River Road.
Recently the Governor In a
press conference said "roads
should he built as needed, and
not pledged for votes."
Today's editorial la about the
present administration and their
silrnce on the Pigeon River 1
SEEKING RE-ELECTION?C. C.
Francis, chairman of the Hoard
of Commissioners, announced to
day he is seeking re-election to
the post he has held since 1950.
This is his lirst term as commis
BRYAN I>. MEDFORI) is a can
didate for the nomination for
Tax Collector. He is former
leirister of deeds of Haywood.
FRANK R. MFDFOKI) today an- 1
nnuneed he was 4 candidate for
the nomination as mrmhrr of the
hoard of com mission em.
HUB CALDWELL announced
last week he was seeking the
nomination as a member of the
rount.v board of education. This
is the tirst time the retired farm
crdairyman has ever sought of
Final arrangements were made
today for the dedication curemnies
and open house to be held at the
new Central Elementary School at
the lower end of Haywood Street
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
The program, announced by Har
ry Kent, president of the Central
School PTA, will include:
Song "America," devotional by
the Kev. J. H. Coleman. Pledge of
allegiance to the American flag,
introduction of officials and guests,
presentation of master keys to the.
building, dedication ceremony by
David Pelmet, and open house.
Teachers will be in their rooms
and grade mothers will act as
hostesses. Refreshments will be
served in the cafeteria during open
house, and a motion picture will be
shown for children.
Town and county officials will
l>e among the guests Members of
other PTA groups and the public
arc Invited, to the event.
Twenty Land In Jail
Over Past Weekend
Twenty defendants landed in jail
m er the weekend, according to the
records in the sheriff's office Four
were charged with driving drunk,
and the others, for public drunk
In County Jail
Perhaps the shortest distance
carrying with him a hangover,
and memories of a "lost wcek
A visitor went un to jail to pay
a friend a visit. After visiting
hours. Jailer Cordell Kvans
made his routine eheek, and
found the visitor sprawled out
in the jail corridor, dead drunk.
Jailer Kvans just opened a cell
door, three feet away, pulled the
man to the bunk, and clanked
the steel door shut.
Monday morning, the "visitor"
went downstairs before Justice
of Peace J. J. Ferguson, and
paid $10.75 and went his way,
carrying with him a hangover,
an dmemorirs of a "lost week
Health Office Prepares
Pre - School 'Invitations'
"Invitations" in pink, green, and
yellow have been prepared by the
Haywood Health Department to
mail out to children entering
schools this fall?a-kiritt them to
attend "pre-school parties".
The "invitations," in the form
of a mimeographed booklet, seek
certain information from the par
ents. such as: child's name, hirth
date, parents' names, home ad
dress. telephone number, family
doctor, family dentist, mother's oc
cupation, father's occupation, and
the child's immunization and dis
The booklet also asks: "Does
Your Pre-SchoOl Child Know:
"His name and address, his
mother's name and father's name,
his telephone number, the safest
way to and from school, how to I
obey simple orders and take simple
directions such as skip. walk, hop,
run. etc.; how to care for his own
personal belongings without fear
ing of losing them; how to put
on, take off. and hang up his
wraps, sweaters, coats, gloves, hat.
etc.; some standards between right
and wrong, and where his father
and mother work.-'
The booklet further advises; j
"Your child t should have:
Little jobs in the home for
which he is responsible; a good
attitude toward school (children
are influenced by parents' attitudes
toward school); s feeling that he
will And friends at school to help
him, such as the principal, teach- \
ors. hostess girls and patrol boys. |
and the school nurse, a feeling that
(See Health Dept.?Page 61
Along Political Fronts
Frank R. Medford
Frank B. Medford. an Upper
Crabtree farmer, cattle man, an
nounced today he is seeking the
nomination for member of the
board of commissioners in the
Medford, now a member of the
county board of elections, was the
runner-up in the primary in 1950
when he was a candidate for com
missioner. He was elegible to call
a second primary as he was within
a few' votes of the third man. but
he refrained from calling a run
He has served on the Crabtree
Iron Duff school board, and is a
Baptist, and an Elk.
C. C. Francis Announces
Charles C. Francis, chairman of
the board of commissioners, and
by virtue of his office, county
manager, announced today he
would seek the nomination and re
election in the May primary,
Mr. Francis was elected in 1950
to his present office, and he said
today in connection with his an
nouncement, "I am having to let
my record of a little over three
years as chairman stand, and run
on that. I have worked consistent
ly to save the county money, and
yet give efficient government. 1
shall have to let my record on that
matter speak for itself."
Mr. Francis is the first an an
nounce for the board .of commis
Book Store Qiets
Kaiser's Hook Store, 133 Main
St:, has been awarded a dealer- j
ship for Anseo cameras and pho
tographic products, owner Howard
Kaiser disclosed today.
The Rook Store will now handle
Ansco cameras, film, chemicals, and
tilm processing, Mr. Kaiser said.
The store also handles Argus, !
Polaroid, and Revere products, he
JOE LEATHER WOOD IMPROVED
Joe Leatherwood, East Waynes
ville, was reported much better
today, following a sudden illness at
has home shortly after noon Sun
Bryan I). IVlcdford
Bryan I). Medford. well known
Jonathan Creek farmer, and who ^
served for two terms as register ot
deeds, announeed today he is seek
ing the nomination as tax collector
Mr. Medford said his platform
for the nomination would be his ]
public record of the past, s
He is a veteran of World War j
I. having served with the 30th di
vision, a member of the VFW.
American Legion and an Klk.
County GOP To
A complete story about the
Count} Republican Convention
will be fouhd on page two of the
Second section of today's issue.
The convention is set for Saturday
Funeral services were held this
afternoon in the Panther Creek
Baptist Church for T Newton
I.eatherwood. 82. a retired farmer,
w I ii died Thursday.
The ttev, Pete llieks. pastor of
the church, olfieiated and burial
was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robert Davis.
Sam I.edford. Robert Fisher, C W
Fish. O II Parton. Charlie Rath
bone. and Walter I.owe
I.eatherwood was found dead
Friday morning in a wooded area
near bis home in Ilazelwood. Sher
iff Fred Campbell said two work
men. Garrett Kinsland and Charlie
Nelson of Waynesville. discovered
the body. Dr. .1 Frank Pate, coron
er attributed death to natural
causes and said no inquest would
Sheriff Campbell said Leather-'
(See T. M. I.eatherwood?Page 6>
Timmy Welch, son of Mr and
Mrs James Welch of Wayncsville,
Route 2, was named "king" of the
baby contest held the past two
weeks in connection with the Jay
cees' minstrel, "Stop Stallin'
Tinrmy's parents were awarded
the grand prize in the contest?
a 21-inch screen console television
Other major winners were:
Sammy Crawford, "prince," son
i?f Mr. and Mrs. Howell Crawford
of Wayncsville: Laura Frady,
"queen" daughter of Mc. and Mrs.
I'orter Frady of Wavnesville: Stev
en Caldwell. "duke", son of Mrs.
Anna Jo Caldwell of Wayncsville;
Elaine Williams, "princess." daugh
ter of Mr and Mrs. James Wil
liams of Ratcliffe Cove, and I'am
Scruggs, "duchess." daughter of
Mr and Mrs Earl Scruggs of
(See Tlin Welch?Page (it
WNCAC To Meet
At Towne House
Various projects aimed at the
development of Western North
Carolina will be discussed Tues
day at a regular quarterly meeting
of the Western North Carolina As
sociated Communities here at the
Tow lie House.
A meeting of the executive com
mittee ? among whose members
are James Kilpatrick and Mrs.
Doyle D. Alley of Waynesville ?
will be held at the Park Commis
sion office at 11 a.m. A general
WNCAC meeting will follow at 1
p.m. at the Towne House,
Projects to be discussed will in
clude the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park, Blue Hidge Park
way. Western North Carolina
Highlanders. Inc., Cherokee His
torical Association. Cherokee
Diama. and other associated mat
ters with especial reference to
the coming vacation season.
Walker Family Believed
To Have Longevity Record
What appears to be a record for
family longevity in Haywood coun-i
ty, became apparent today. as
Grady Walker, of Fines Cfeek ob
served his 64th birthday.
Grady Walker is the youngest of
eight children born to the late Ed
ward and Dollie Hawkins of Fines
Creek. All eight of the children
are still living and are active in;
farming, business and homemak
The eight, five boys and three J
girls, are as follows: Flora Walker
Rogers of near Baltimore, Md.. 82;
Willie Walker of Draper, N. C., 81;
Robert of Hellingham. Washington. I
and who last year made his regu
lar summer trip to Alaska to work
In the fishing industry, 79; Erma
Walker Rogers, also of near Bal
timore, Md., 77; Nathan M. Walker
of Clyde. 74; Pearl Walker Justice
of Amelia Courthouse. Vs. 7t;
Norbert of Fines Creek, 69 and
Grady of Fines Creek. 64.
The records being set by these
eight come as no surprise. The
father Edward Walker, lived to
the age of 87 and was active in I
fanning until his death. The moth
er, Dollie Hawkins Walker lived
in the age of 91.
The Haywood Cpunty Walkers
challenge any Other Haywood
County family to equal this record.
Killed ...; 0 J
(Thin information com
piled from Recorda of
State Highway Patrol.)