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iy \R MP 20 18 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THl'RSI)AYAFTERN(K)N, MARCH 11, 1 I $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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bcond Pigeon River Road Link Seen For '55
n To Be
irectors of the Chamber of
ce are interested in a
'und drive for Waynesville.
that it was worth complete
ition. the board voted to
I W. "Tony" Rhodes, of
e. the Carolina head of the
[Fund Campaign, to come
p discuss the program with
|ate of the meeting will be
directors previously heard
|h Matthews, chairman of
|ton United Fund last year,
the benefits of such a cam- j
tr the community,
proposal for the United
Impaign here has been sug- j
by a number of citizens as
i of saving time in solicita
lr various public drives in
g the director's meeting. ]
lith P. Alley, chairman of
indicapped Committee, re- ;
together with Miss De
Ftsher, another member of
Kmittee. that the weaving
was moving nicely, and
flon bags were being pro
directors heard encouraging '
from the project, and the
It the bags are a fast selling I
hong visitors, it was agreed
a building suitable for visit
watch the hand-made bags
produced. The project is
imunity-wide interest, and
lectors pledged continued
support in getting the pro
a self-supporting basis. The
ation is helping to raise
?r working capitol for the
board members also voted
lint and decorate the Cham
loyd Owen, chairman of the
t committee, said Reuben
bertson, chairman of the
of Champion Paper and
-ompany. would be the ban
Pcakcr The banquet will
I in April
Johnson, president, an
il that the membership cam
Ms moving along, but not
5 New Name
Waynesville Little Theatre
*lf a new name?"Mountain
re"?and named a board of
"s at its third general meet
the courthouse Monday
new board is composed of
red Campbell, production
Jack Klopp, Virginia
>g. Harry Liner. Jr., Harry
hunt, and Bob Conway,
appointed were committee
w Mrs. Joy Smathers, mem
? Betsey Lane Quinlan, pro
'nd Mrs. Carrie Hannah.
wganizat ion's first play will
a this spring, according to
wncement by Roger Walker.
W. and Mrs. Campbell.
hants Board Will
Monday, 7:30 P.M.
directors of the Merchants
tion will meet Monday. 7:30,
Chamber of Commerce
MILD * ' l
' cloudy and warm today
l(,|y Chance of acattered
tied by the State Teat Farm.
Ma*. Mln. Free.
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'OPEN WIDE' was the familiar word heard this
week by pupils at Koek Hill School as I)r. Charles
W. Bagley of the State Board of Health began a
20-week program of dental corrective work and
education in Haywood County schools. One of his
prettiest patients was Reva Teague, 9, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Teague of Jonathan Creek,
third grade pupil at Roek Hill
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Draft classifications for 40 Hay
wood County men were announced
by Selective Service Board 45 af
ter a meeting at the courthouse i
Classifications made, according
to Board Chairman Way Mease,
Class 1-A ?a\ailable for induc
tion) ? Elmer S. McMahun. Fred
Israel, Robert Hugh Davis, Clif
ford Albert Lowery, George Stew
art Gaddy. Neal Teague, Jerry La
fayette Goodson, Tommy Blank
enship, Samuel Medford Rhine
hart, Robert Lew is Sutton, Donalcl
Howell, and James Wayne Don
Class 1-C (inducted) ? Robert;
Class 1-C (enlisted) ?1 Billy
Class 1-C (discharged) ? James
D. Killian, Max Duckett, Guy Wil
liam Stevens, Early Floyd Lan
ning, and Dillard Dewitt Miller.
Class 1-C (reserve) ? Charles
Class 3-A (dependency) ?
Charles Gerald Creasman, Jim
Jable Cogdill, and Bennett B. Rog
Class 5-A (over-age) ? Carl
Malsbary Carter, William Henry
West, Jr., George Wilkerson Lance.
Roger floyd Medford, Billy Fred j
Cordell, George Russell Henson. i
Billy Furman Wood. Richard Craig
Miller, Jack Douglas Hipps, Hays
Joseph Childers, James Leroy,
Lawrence Clay Clark, Jr.. Billy
Carroll Cothran, Henry Rhine
hart, Leonard Burnette Messer,
and Thomas Allen Noland.
One other man was classified
The draft hoard will meet again
at 9:30 a.m. March 23.
Main Street Traffic
Check Under Way Here
A check of traffic on Waynes
vllle's Main Street is now being
conducted by the State Highway
Department by means of automatic
counters that register whenever a
car is driven over a rubber line
stretched over the street.
| Such traffic cheeks are conducted
periodically by highway olTii i.ils. 1
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22 Haywood Men
Are Inducted Into
Twenty-two Haywood County
men left here Tuesday morning
for Knoxville to be inducted into
the armed forces. They were:
William Lee Wood of Waynes
ville, C'assius Green of Waynes
ville. Gerald Francis Turner of
Waynesvillc. Itobert Lee Hembree
of Allen's Creek, Doye Queen of
Sulphur Springs Rd., Waynesville,
Jaynes Riley Medford of Lake
Junaluska. Maynard Devane -Dixon
of Henson Cove: Robert Bryson
Boyd of Cove Creek, Robert Ed
gar Frady of Allen's Creek, Nor
man Roland Reagan of Hazelwood,
Carroll Edwin Smith of Crabtree.
Erwin McLaughlin Burgin of Way
nesville. Lynden Andrew McCrack
en of Upper Crabtree, Jess C. Han
ey. Jr., of Waynesville, Joseph
Ralph Ferguson of Crabtree. Keith
D. Smathers of Canton, Route 2.
Harley Rhodes, Jr., of Canton;
Frank Edwin Chambers of Crab
tree, Richard Taylor Medford of
Jonathan Creek, Charles Dean
Medford of Iron Duff, Andrew
Jackson Browning of Hazelwood.
and L. E. Henson of Canton. Route
Bound Over On
After a hearing before Justice of
the Peace J. J. Ferguson this
morning .William J. Cutshaw of
Gastonia was bound over to the
July term of Superior Court on a
charge of stealing a pistol. Bond
was set at $500.
Sheriff Fred Campbell said that
Cutshaw is accused of taking a pis
tol from the home of his cousin.
Mrs. Thelma Robinson.
After leaving here, Cutshaw
started hitchhiking eastward, but
was picked up near Shelby by
state highway patrolmen who were
asked by authorities here by radio
to be on the watch for the youth.
He was returned here by Sheriff
Campbell and Patrol Cpl. Pritch
i Dr. Charles W. Bagley. a dentist
[ from the Division of Oral Hygiene,
State Board of Health, began a 20
week program of. dental correction
[work and education in Haywood
Countv this week.
Working in cooperation with the
Haywood County Health Depart
ment. Dr. Bagley will spend ap
proximately several days in each
] of the county's schools in giving
i talks on oral hygiene and making
examinations of students' teeth.
The doctor will examine all stu
dents and do some corrective work
on the teeth of underprivileged
children. Those whose parents can
pay to have work done will be re
ferred to their family dentists*
One of Dr. Bagley's most effec
tive "props" in his program of
dental education is a large pair
of plastic teeth and an oversized
toothbrush, which he uses to in
struct students on proper methods
of brushing their teeth.
A native of Lewisburg. Tenn ,
and a 1953 graduate of the L'ni
(See Slate Dentist?Page 6>
Of His Plans
Harry K. Buchanan, highway j
commissioner of the Fourteenth
district, told The Mountaineer in
a letter yesterday that, "1 hope,
if funds are available, to let a con
tract for another link of the Pi
geon River Road in 1955."
Ttie statement was part of a
letter from the highway official. ,
in reply to an editorial published
in this newspaper, February 22nd.
on the Pigeon River Road.
The commissioner said: "The
(highway > engineers have advised
me that it is not feasible or prac
ticable to let the contract for an- j
other link of the Pigeon River I
Road until the present contract is
completed, which will be sometime |
in 1955 "
Commissioner Buchanan, also !
said: "I realize that this (Pigeon
River road i is not simply a county
road, but that it is an important j
interstate road, however, as I have I
previously stated, this road is not j
eligible for federal aid funds." He
also said he would do everything j
he could to secure additional >
funds whn they are available for
the Pigeon River Road.
The letter in full from the C'om
I missioner. is as follows.
"1 read with interest your edi
torial of Monday afternoon, Feb
ruary 22nd, titled, 'Governor Um
stead. Up To Now, Has Ignored 1
Urgent Road Need'.
"Your editorial states that the
present administrtaion has not
seemed the least hit interested in
the Pigeon River Road. I think
that Governor Uinstead, as well as
the chairman ot the State Highway
and Public Works Commission,
and myself are all very milch in
terested in the Pigeon River Road.
However, you will recall, that I
s'ated last fall that there were no j
funds available at that time for
the construction of another link
of this road, and that any funds j
for this purpose would have t"
come from the surplus in the high
way fund i
"The surplus in the 1953 High
way Fund amounted to about five
(See Pigeon River Koad?Page 6
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A Kentucky coal truck driver
ha- been charged with failure to
report an accident and reckless
1 driving by the State Highway Pa
I Irol as the result of iiis truck go
ing off the road in Iron Duff com
Cpl. Pritchard Smith of the
Highway Patrol said that the 11 a
ton truck, loaded with six tons of
coal and driven by Franklin 1)
Foister of Janson, Kv . ran off the
highway on the Rabbit Skin Road,
resulting in $800 damage to the
Foister was not injured.
(See Story?Page I. Sec. 2)
George Williamson. Waynesville
High School sophomore, will rep
resent Haywood County in a speak
ing contest sponsored by the North
Carolina Bankers Association at
Asheville next Wednesdav as the
result of winning a local contest
1 (See Williamson?Page fit
Along Political Fronts
Orover C. Ferguson of Fine*
Creek on Wednesday became the
i county's third candidate tor tax
Mr Ferguson is now engaged in
( farming at Fines- Creek with one
: of his sons.
He is a member of the Baptist
Jaycees Meet At Lake
The Waynesville .lavcees held a
dinner meeting Monday night at
Lake Junaluska School as a bene
fit for the school.
Dinner was served to the Jay
c cs bv women of the Lake Juna
GROVEIt C. FERGUSON
Legion fleguests v
Marker On Road
The American I.cgion here Tues
day night went on record asking
the State Highway Commission to
|>laee a marker on Highway 19. just
east of Waynesvllle, since the me
morial trees along the road had
been cut down by highway crews.
The white oak trees were plant
ed by the Woman's Club here
about 3d years as a living memorial
to those from here killed in World
Main St. Smoke Came
From Brush Burning
Dense clouds of sntoke which
rolled over the upper part of Main
Street Tuesday afternoon came
from brush being burnt on town
property on low ground east of
A fire truck was called to the
scene to stand by" in the event
tiiat the blaze got out of control,
but their services were not needed
except to "wet down" the ground
and keep the flames from spread
Red Cross Drive
The Red Cross drive in the
Waynesvilh* area has now raised
a total of $746.35. according to an
announcement today by Dixie
Campbell, treasurer for the drive.
The goal for the area is $5,000.
The campaign is scheduled to
end March 20. but may be ex
tended if the quota is not reach
ed by that time.
SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN AI)I)EI) at
Waynesville's Eirst National Bank?to bp speri
fir. a "walk-up" window to provldr banking serv
ice from 1 until 4 pm. pach wppkdav pxpppt
Wednesday after thp bank itaplf has closed.
This helpful innovation In banking services is the
only one in Western Carolina?or from Murphv
to Charlotte. Smiling from the new "cage" is
Mrs. M. K. Whisenhunt, teller at First National.
- (Mountaineer Photo).
Fi;.st National Adds New
Banking Service Friday
At Baton Rouge
Competing with trams from
the largest cities of the South,
and Southwest, six keglers rep
| resenting the Waynesville Howl
ing Center placed seventh in a
field of 190 in the All-Southern
Tournament at Baton Kouge. I.a.,
which is still in progress in the
The tournament will end
March 20.when a total of 298
teams will have bowled.
Although Waynesville is the
smallest town represented in the
entire tournament (the next
smallest Is Beatrice. Nebraska?
with a population of 11.348), the
i local timher-topplers outperform
ed squads from metropolitan
giants like Atlanta. (>a.. and Dal
The only other North Caro
linians in the tenpin extrava
ganza came from Aslieville. but
none of that city's eight teams
finished in the money, according
; to reports.
Well up in their division were
doubles teams of Dr. K. II. Stret
cher and Alex Martin, Johnny
Caldwell and Mark Rose. Wayne
Deltz and .lule Kiggins: Dr.
Stretcher and Mr. Kiggins in the
all-events category, and Mark
Rose in the singles.
Friday will mark the opening of
the latest service of the First Na
tional Bank, when the sidewalk
Walk-Up Window will be open for
patrons, daily from one until four
This is the only bank between
here and Charlotte featuring such
service, according to bank officials.
The new addition has been built
at the corner of Main and Depot
Streets. Construction began sever
al weeks ago.
The remainder of the bank will
maintain the usual banking hours.
The new service is being inaug
urated as a means of better serv
ing the public for a longer period'
with banking facilities, a bank Of
ficial pointed out.
To Perform In
Five groups of musicians of the
Waynesville Township High Seliool
v ill perform In the annual winter
concert to be presented tomorrow
j night at 8 o'clock in the school
The groups will include the con
cert band, the military band, jun
ior band, the mixed chorus, and
the symphony orchestra with
around two hundred students par
ticipating. Charles Isley. head of
the music department, and his as
sistant. Robert Campbelyl, will al
ternate in directing.
The program will include num- '
bcrs to be played in the district
contest next week at Western Caro
lina College, with the exception of
those played by the concert band.
The concert band will play popu
lar selections and will present a
later concert of contest numbers.
The junior band will open the
program with three numbers in
fSee Band Concert?Page 6>
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(This Information com
piled from Rerorda of
State Highway Patrol.)
Editor Contends Public
Considers Driving 'Sport'
The heavy accident toll on
American highways has been blam
ed by a Morganton editor on the
attitude of the motorists who re
gard I heir driving as a "sporting
(ontest between themselves and
law enforcement officers."
Stanley Moore, managing editor
of the Morganton Newa-Herald and
lieutenant governor of the First
Kiwanis Division, told the Way
nesville Kiwanis Club Tuesday
night that the public's indifferent
and complacent attitude Is largely
to blame for the many lives taken
iri highway accidents;
The Kiwanis official asserted that
many drivers arrested for traffic
violations do not consider them
selves guilty of any real wrong, but
f-el only that It was unfortunate
that they were caught.
Mr. Moore said that the public
d-unanda that, criminals In- appre
hended swiftly, but shrugs off the
reckless driving of teen-agers with
the observation: "Boys will be
The speaker fjuated President
Eisenhower, who said: "Until pub
tic opinion twis changed, we will
not get very far in combatting the
; menace on our highways." and urg
ed Kiwanians to reappraise their
own attitude toward driving.
"We must stop trying to outwit
the man with the badge." Mr.
Moore said. "This is no sporting
contest; life itself is at stake."
The Kiwanis meeting Tuesday
night also ineluded brief discus
sions of the Girl Scout program
by Mrs. Jonathan Woody and Mrs
Aaron t'revost. district chairman of
the Pisgah Girl Scout Council, and
vocal number by Rosalind Ammons
Kiwanis President Charles Un
derwood was in charge of the meet
ing The progi'am was arranged
liy Hooper Alexander, Jr.. chairman
of the Kiwanis inter-eluh relations
, commit tee.