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" A^=LP- WAYNESV11XE. ^C-- THPRSIMY
nty 4-H Clubs will
in observance of
'lub Week" with a
al programs sched
1 theme "Working
grams will be put
ms will be con'duct
special display will
Bethel Junior club,
ams to be held at
>etings will be con
, Fines Creek Sen
inior, Cruso. Bethel
1 Senior, CaViton
? Star. Beaverdam.
4-H clubs through
lina, R. L. Harrill,
rvance of National
., it should be the
H member, parent,
tension worker to
*s the true meaning
alue of a 4-H pro
s new doors of op
in adventure, in educa
inomic wealth, in home
citizenship. and in the
rowth and development
d girls. Sharing these
i with others will serve
their value in the en
f our own lives,
re many individuals and
ns who have helped to
le influence of 4-H Club
e development of better
ss, better homes, and
viduals. To all of these
iur sincere appreciation,
e a great week for each
d a year in which all
ers will continue 'Work
ter for World Under
Next Week ?
trille will play host next |
y and Thursday to an
leeting of Eagle Store
from 10 North Carolina
four in Tennessee. Miss
al store, told The Moun
tianagers will meet at
e House on Wednesday
Thursday, Miss Leath
rill come from Sylva,
rorest City, Lincolnton. 1
twton, and Kings Motin
)rth Carolina and Mary- \
keville, Shelbyville, and
n In Tennessee,
tting will be in charge of
er of Charlotte, district
dent. Also expected to
i F. H. Shook of Char
ager of sales, personnel,
operations, and Mrs. Eva
of Charlotte, buyer,
lie Store managers also
MAPPING PLANS?These leaders of the Hay
wood Republican partv. are shown as they met
here Tuesday and discussed plans for the State
Convention in Charlotte on Saturday. About 25
to 30 from Haywood are expected to attend. Seat
ed left to riRht: Glenn Boyd, member state execu
tive committee. Klmer "Red" .Miller, county choir
man, standing, Tillman Powell, also member
state executive committee, and Charlie Hawkins,
member county board of elections.
(See Pictures?Pages I and t>. Section 2).
Republican delegates to the 12th
i-'.,..'. vvr.'r 4. n'-ur~*Tr:f.
Tuesday afternoon went 'away with
the figure "six per cent" ringing
in their ears, as their newly elect
ed district chairman, Lewis P
Hamlin, of Brevard, said: "We only
i need a swing of six per cent of the
votes in the district to elect a Re
The delegates rallied to the chal
lenge. and named a five-man com
mittee to seek a candidate. The
committee agreed to meet at the
State Convention in Charlotte Sat
urday. and go about their assign
ment of naming a candidate. Lead
ers at the convention whispered
about that Charles W. Cunning
ham. of Henderson, was a likely
candidate for the post.
In a spirited debate, nine coun
ties in the district voted unani
mously for giving each county two
representatives on the state exec
utive committee, instead of district
combe county cast all 87 of their
votes for the new plan, while the
(See GOP?Page 8>
ON BUYING TRIP
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kaiser are
leaving Sunday on a buying trip
to New York to purchase merchan
dise for Kaiser's Book Store.
Cross Proud Of
3rd Here In Haywood
volunteers began ring
11s for the Waynesvllle
the American Red Cross
The 1954 fund cam
n Monday and will con
he next three weeks,
pie of this community
ing at the record. What
led Cross done here?,
red and seventeen fami
announced, were help
r right here in Haywood
way were they helped?
nd cold today with frost
ig tonight. Friday, some
with slowly rising tem
d by the State Test Farm
Max. Mln. Prec.
55 23 4.25
?... 53 18 ? |
nperature recorded this
fas 14 degrees. 1
A few weeks ago a father of a
family on Pigeon St. was critically
ill. His son had been on the fight
ing fronts in Korea and was sta
tioned in Japan. Through the ef
forts of the Waynesville Red Cross,
the son was flown home within a
week. Before the father died, he
had the joy of a reunion with his
One woman from Lake Junalus
kn was seriously ill in Haywood
County Hospital. Her only two
sons and family were far away;
one son with the Army in Germanp;
the other, with the Air Force in
Arizona Through the interven
tion and telegrams of the local Red
Cross, both sons were sent home.
In Jonathan's Creek the wife of
a service man was ill and had no
means of support. She was not
receiving the customary allotment
and appealed to the Red Cross.
The Waynesville office wrote to
the adjutant general explaining the
situation and the woman's suffering
was alleviated by a just settlement.
One of the Red Cross' most
heart-warming deeds this year oc
curred right here in Waynesville.
A very young soldier had a short
leave ju?t before shipment over
seas. His wife was to have a baby
momentarily so their doctor wrote
a letter which would defer the hus
band from immediate shipment.
Somehow' that important letter was
(See Bed Cross?Page 8>
"* I *
Along Political Fronts
Jerry Rogers Candidate
Jerry Rogers announced today
i he was a candidate for the nomina
' A .1. for ITi-.sc of "Representatives
i ; in the May primary. Mr. Rogers Is
! the first to announce for the post.
Several weeks ago, Joe Palmer,
representative in the 1951 Gener
al Assembly, said he would not be
a candidate for re-election because
of his business and health.
Rogers is school attendance of
ficer for Haywood county, and '
prior to that served for 13 years
on the police forces of Waynes-1
ville. Canton and Clyde.
After resigning from the police
force here, he traveled for a ;
medical supply house for 181
months, and resigned to assume
the office of school attendance of-,
He is a native of Fines Creek
hut moved to Clyde at the age of
12, and finished school there. He
is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
G. C. Rogers, the former having j
served on the Haywood board of
Rogers has been active in the
Democratic party for many years,
serving two terms as district
chairman of the Young Democrats, j
as well as one term as county ;
He has been a member of the
State Executive committee of the
Democratic party for three years,
and is now serving as state treas
urer of the Young Democrats of j
He has just received a Lions I
Cluh award for five years of per
fect attendance. He is also a leader |
of the organization. He is serving
as superintendent of the Hazel
wood Baptist Sunday School, and
is also chairman of the building
; committee for the same church.
In announcing for the post, he
said he had "no pet projects to
(See Political Fronts?Page 8)
Wrong Date ?
In this column in tlie Monday is
sue, there appeared an artiele a
bout the district Republican meet
ing. The date was given as Satur-'
1 day, when the correct time should
have been Tuesday. The Mountain
eer regrets that the wrong date
It is the State Republican Con
vention that will meet on' Satur
day in Charlotte.
The error was a mistake, and in
no wise intentional. (The Editor).
Austin F. Arrington of Saunook.
who has served as constable of
W'avnesville Township for 16 years,
will again be a candidate for that
post in the May primaries.
Mr. Arrington, who was born on
Allen's Creek, worked for 45
years as a section foreman for the
Southern Railway. His son. Jack,
also works for the Southern at
Mr. Arrington, now engaged at
farming in the Saunook Commun
ity. served as a constable under
Sheriffs William A. Palmer. John
Cabe, Riley Medford, John Ilipps,
J. C. Welch, and Robert Welch.
Roy A. Phillips
Candidate For Pigeon
Roy A Phillips, special deputy
at Bethel, this week announced his
candidacy for the office of con
stable of Pigeon Township.
Mr Phillips, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Phillips, was born in the
Mt. Sterling section, but attended
Sunburst school when his family
moved to the Pigeon area.
The candidate for Constable is
now engaged in farming and me
(See Political Fronts?Page 8)
'Robot' Answers Phone
At Shop In Hazelwood
It appears that the "Atomic
Age" has arrived in Hazelwood.
At least, you'll think so if you
have an occasion to telephone the
Haywood Typewriter Co. On most
of your calls there, you'll get this
"This is the Haywood Type
writer Company. Your call is being
answered mechanically by a Bell
System automatic answering de
vice. Please leave your name, tele
phone number, and a message. We
will call you. Start talking at the
first tone signal and you may con
j tinue until the second signal. You
have about 28 seconds to record
your message. Please speak clear
This "robot"' phone answerer is
an electronic unit about the size
of a portable typewriter case It
was developed by the Bell Sys
tem, and like telephones, is only
| rented, not sold. It remains the
property of Boll and is maintained ,
by the firm.
The device fan take 28 raits at
one time on self-erasing Neoprene
disks before having to be re-set.
An indicator on the instrument
shows the number of calls taken
during the absence of its user.
C. T. McCuiston, manager of the
Wa.vnesville telephone office, said
thaf the automatic device was
made by Bell "to meet the needs
of particular businesses or in
dividuals?especially those persons
whose work requires them to be
away from their places of business
at various times during the day.
T D Passmore, owner of Hay
wood Typewriter Co.. said that one
call which was received on the
automatic device, brought him
enough business to pay for the
unit's rental for one month
"The telephone Is the backbone
of my business." Mr. Passmore as
serted. "If I don't receive calls,
I don't eat."
Everett Erwln. son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Krwin of the Inman
Branch lload, Cecil community, is
row convalescing from a back in
jury sufTered last Sunday night in
an automobile accident in South
Erwin was hurt and his car de
molished in a crash caused by the
loss of brake fluid, which came
about as the result of a broken I
spring piercing the brake cylinder
The injured youth, accompanied
by a neighbor. Howard Inman, was
en route to South Carolina to pick
up, his brother. Pvt Billy Erwin.
who is stationed at an Army base
there. Pvt Erwin's wife recently
underwent an emergency appen
After the accident. Erwin was
taken to a South Carolina hospital
and then transferred to the May
wood County Hospital on Monday
night. He was discharged from
there this week
Mr. Inman was not injured in
jHowell Rites I
(See Picture?Page 8)
FuniTal services for I. H (Uncle
Redden^ Howell, 93, who died
Wednesday in liis home in the
Cruso section after a lingering ill
lss, will be held Friday at 11 a m.
in the Old Pisgah Methodist
Toe Rev. W II. Pless and the
Rev Oder Burnett will officiate
and burial will Im> in Owen Ceme
Pallbearers will be Paul. Ro>
and Kenneth Burnett. McDowell
Recce. Wes Pless and Everett
Granddaughters will be flower
The bod\ has been taken to the
hoine to await yw funeral hour.
Surviving are the widow. Mrs.
Myrtle Harren Howell; four sons.
(Sec Howell?Page 8)
A $15 cheek will be sent by
the Waynesville Jayrees to the
] Presbyterian Mountain Orphan
I age between Asheville and Black
Mountain ill memory of the late
Ilarrv "Blue" Robinson, an out
standing member of the Jayrees.
One of the last requests made
by Blue, while in a Charlotte
hospital, was that no flowers be
sent to his funeral if lie failed
to recover from the operation he
However, a number of Way
j nrsrille residents, unaware of
his request, sent flowers to
Shelby where his funeral was
held last Wednesday, lint tlir
Jayrees. informed of bis wishes,
will contribute their money to
the orphanage just as Itlur'
IN RACE?Jerry Boners. politic
al, civic and church leader, today
announced he was a candidate
for House of Representatives.
Howell At 92
William Albrt Howell. 92, a re
tired farmer and former superin
tendent of the Haywood County |
Home, died in his home Tuesday j
morning after a long illness
He was a native and lifelong res
ident of Haywood County and a
member of Antioeh Baptist Church
m tin Crabtree Met inn.
Funeral services were held to-1
y at It n m,.in Dell Wood Baptist
Church. The Rev. George Mehaffey.
the Rev R P. MeCraeken and the
Rev T S. Rolen officiated and
burial was in Dellwood Cemetery
Pallbearers were the following!
grandsons: Lowell Edwards, Del-j
man and Ktwood Caldwell. Fred |
R Moody. Frank Allison. Harry
Tom and James R. Howell.
Granddaughters were flower
Surviving arc four daughters,
Mrs. lius Moody and Mrs, Rubin
Moody of Waynesville, Route 1.
Mrs, Fffie Rarton of the home and
Mrs Sam Sutton of Waynesville.
Route 2; two sons, W. Mark How
ell and llufus Howell of Waynes
ville. Route 2, and a number of
grandchildren and great-grand
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Chamber of Commerce
L?oard To Meet 9th
The directors of the Chamber of
Commerce will hold their monthly
meeting Tuesday night. March 9.
at the Town Hall. John Johnson,
president, will be in charge.
A number of committees' re
ports are to be heard and discuss
cd. ' -1
Given 4-Point Program
Results of the year's work by the
county's demonstration farmers
were discussed last night at an an
i.ual meeting in the courthouse, j
wilh Dr. Hrlce Ratchford, N. C. j
State College farm management
specialist, in charge.
IJr Ratchford told the demons
tration farmers that an analysis ot
prolits made by farms in the upper
income levels disclosed that their
higher earnings were duo to:
1. High unit production.
2 Lou feed costs.
2 Combination of enterprises to
derive farm income from several
4 Low labor costs
Tliirtysnine I fay wood farmers
are metnlicr* of the demonstration
troop cooperating with N. C. State
' 'allege and 'I V A.
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INSTRUCTIONS IN THE USE of thr Bell Ry?
tern automatic telephone-answering device were
given here by ('. T. MrCnfuton (standing). man
Mar of the WayMftvUle telephone office to T. U.
Passtnore. owner of the Haywood Typewriter Co.,
where the device has been installed.
(Mountaineer Photo) ,
Brings In Only
Although the deadline has passed j
for the Waynesville Chamber of
Commerce's labor survey, only 580
county residents have indicated
theif availability for employment
The Chamber distributed 10.000 j
forms early j?> February.
Terming the public's response
disappointing," Miss Debrayda
Fisher. manager of the Waynes- ]
villc office of the Kmploymcnt Se
curity (Commission, said that the j
8f>0 forms returned do not afford a
true picture of the employment
ituation in Haywood county.
She said that her office normally
maintains a tile of information on
500 to 600 persons w ho arc seeking
employment, and added that the
information disclosed thus far by
the special labor survey is of little
bene, lit to the Chamber of Com
Misv Fisher explained thai ap
proximately 200 of the forms sub
mitted were from students at Way
nesville and Canton high schools '
leaving only 280 returned by the
general public "There was very
little response from the town of
Waynesville." site commented.
After being printed, the 10,000
Ir Ixir-survey questionnaires were
placed iii post offices, the Chamber
of Commerce office, and schools in
the towns and turned over to the
CU1' in rural areas of the county.
broken down into age groups.
332 of the forms submitted were
from persons 18 to 25: 52 were
i irom those 25 to 30 52 were from
ti.ose 30 to 35; 51 were from per
sons 3d to 40. 39 were from the
41 to 45 group: 18 were from 46
t > 50. and 3.1 were over 50.
Girl Scouts To
Gill Scout Sunday will open Na
tional Girls Scout Week March 7.
All Girl Scouts will attend church
in a hodv
'this service is hold at a different
local church every year and Sun'
day w ill he at the Waynesville
(See Girl Scouts?I'age 8)
KI('IIAKI) S. HOYLE. of Hazel
wood, has been named as first
alternate by Kep. George A. Shu
ford, to the nominees to West
Richard S. Hoyle
For West Point
Kieliard S. Hoyle. of Hazelwood,
has been named by Hep, George
ShufTord. as first alternate, in his
recent nomiantions for young men
to West Point.
Richard spent this week at Fort
Bragg. taking the series of examin
ations issued by West Point.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Hoyle, Jr., of Hazelwood. and
graduated from Waynesville high
school in the spring of 1953. t.ast
September he entered State Col
lege. Ilaleigh, where he is now ma
joring in chemical engineering
He was a member of the WTHS
chorus and the First Baptist choir.
He attended Boys' State in June
1952, having been appointed by
the American Legion Post No. 438.
He was horn November 4, 1934
Monday Kep. Shuford announced
he had nominated James M Davis,
Jr.. of Hazelwood. and James Ed
ward Campbell, of Bethel, as prin
I cipal nominees to the academy.
Refusal To Have
Costs Man $8.50
Refusal to have his (log vaccin
! atcd at the request, of Dog Warden
Ernest Chambers this week cost
; Harley Messer of I'anther Creek
| $8.50 when he wus brought before
I Justice of the Peace J. J. Fergu
After a hearing before Mr. Fer
guson. Messer was assessed costs
of $8 50 and ordered to have his
dog vaccinated?which cost him an
Mi. Chambers, who was hired
as county dog warden last October
after a number of rabies cases
were reported, said that Messer
was the only person who hgs re
fused to cooperate in the campaign
to have all dogs vaccinated.
It is mandatory under state law
that all dogs be vaccinated in areas
where anti-rabies quarantines have
been imposed. Such a quarantine
was imposed throughout the coun
ty last fall.
To Meet Monday
Another general meeting of the
Waynrsvllle Little Theatre will be
held at 7 45 Monday night in the
commissioners' room at the court
house. It was announced today by
Walter flaermann. executive vice
president, who presided at a meet
ing of the group last night.
? ThU Information com
piled from Records of
State Hifhwajr Patrol.)