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Adv?"ce 1" Haywood .nd J?k?VcountS
NSIO.V?Engineers of Carolina Power &
Company are shown moving one of four
?pound transformers into the Waynesville
ition, as one phase of increasing power for
?n. Three units are used, with one serving
pare. The three in use will have a capacity
of 2,500 KVA as compared with 1,500 KYA of
the smaller units which are bring replaced. F.ach
of the new units hold 800 gallons of oil. which is
filtered annuallv. The units which are being re
plaeed were installed in 1948. The substation is on
Smathers Street. (.Mountaineer Photo).
tod County will be repre
iv 16 communities in the
nmunity development con
insored by the Asheville
onUst. aimed at the im
nl ot farming practices and
ving through community
tmn, will continue through
Mar according to M. L.
h, manager of the council,
lines, the number of fam
the community and chair
the community councils
y. 150. Yoder Clarke;
Star. 200. Fred Setzer;
im, 200. James Worley;
Irabtree. 87, J. B. James;
ane 65 It H. Boone: Rat
e 136, I. V. Messer: SaU
0 Dillard Hooper: Aliens
DO. Bill Hembree; South
10. Lloyd Justice.
Oak, 75. Teague Williams;
id Eugcr.e Henson; Thick
J II Clarke; East Pigeon.
' Sheri ill; Fairview, 125.
arean: West Pigeon. 225.
ked. and Iron DutT, 105.
"P tw . communities in
Ultima'..ins will compete
*tona 1 contest for $1,700
Deadline for entering
tt is May 15 The contest
at Lira is spending the
lidays with her parents.
Mrs. Jerry Liner at Lake
She is a student at
Health Center's Approval
Hinges On Public Interest
Work On Tunnel
Road To Start
Actual construction of work
on the 1.000-foot tunnel on the
Pigeon River Road is slated to
bet; in Tuesday morning, it was
learned here this morning.
The tunnel is about half-way
of the 6-mile ling from the state
line towards Cold Springs.
The rough grading of the first
three miles of the road has been
completed, and the tunnel is
the next big step for the con
The 6-mile link is costing a
bout two millions?in fact all
that has been allocated to the
construction of the road to date.
The contract was let to A. B.
Burton Company, of Lynchburg,
Road From Soco
To Cherokee Is
Highway 19. from Soco Gap to
Cherokee is closed during the day
time, as workmen are re-surfacing
the highway on the Jackson county
The road is opened at night to
Tentative plans arc for the road
to be completed by this weekend.
Completion depends a lot on pre
The size of the crowd at a pub
lic meeting Tuesday night to dis
cuss the erection of a health center
could determine whether or not
tne Haywood Health Department is
| to obtain the healtlj building that
I ft has sbuent for the past three
i A similar meeting was held jn
July, but spokesmen said that in
sufficient public interest was shown
at that time to warrant Construc
tion of the center.
I However. Mrs. Hubye Bryson.
acting head of the Health Center,
said last week that the coUnty com
missioners have promised to con
sider an appropriation for the
center if enough public interest is
shown at the meeting tomorrow
The meeting, to which the public
is invited. Will be attended by the
commissioners. Board of Health.
Health Department personnel and
others interested in the project.
The principal speaker will be
Dr. C. C. Applewhite, director of
the local health division of the
State Board of Health, who will dis
cuss the ways by which a county
can obtain a health center.
Mrs. Bryson has explained that
the federal government would pro
vide 70.6 per cent of the funds
neeifed to construct the health
building?estimated at $60,000.
Haywood County's portion?$18.
' 000?could be paid over the period
of two years?the health officer
According to Mrs. Bryson. a
health center In Haywood County
1. Expansion of clinical work?
including dental services.
2. Privacy for medical examina
tions. not possible at present.
3. Larger waiting room.
4 Classroom space for the
teaching of such subjects as home
nursing and first aid.
5. Enlarged laboratory.
6. More office space in the coun
ty courthouse, which would be
mailable if the Health Depart
ment were pioved to another
7. Abundant parking space.
llaywod county does not now
operate either a heart or a cancer
clinic and county residents are
forced to go either to Sylva or |
Asheville for those services. How- j
ever, such clinics might be estab-|
lished if the county builds its own :
health center, Mrs. Bryson opined I
C. of C. Banquet
Tickets On Sale
Tickets went on sale; today for
the annual Chamber of Commerce
hanqu.et which will be held Wed
nesday, April 28, at tjie Central
Reuben R Robertson. Sr., chair- ?
man of the hoard of Champion
Paper and Fibre Company, will be
the speaker according to Dr. Boyd
Owen, general chairman.
The tickets are $2 each.
Full detail* of the pmeram will I
be announced later.
jurber Of Boy Scouts
ps It Expensive Fun
who thought it1
,un ,n disturb a group of
> Scouts has a different1
^30 Sunday morning. ]
"?dv scoutmaster of a <
ou' found a young '
rjm? t(l 'ct the air out
^and also put out the
I mmm I ;
E *?rm with scattered
E^1' this afUl'IMOU. TU**"
?flnudinpss and cooler.
P by the State Test Farm.
I Max. Min. Free.
| 76 45 .84 I
I 64 41 ?I
I 69 44 ? \
ft 73 54 ?
campfire. Moody insisted that the
intruder leave the campers alone,
but his pleas were unheeded.
Where upon. Moody left the seene
at Black Camp Gap. and called
When the sheriff arrived he
found a car parked across the Park
way, and one of the intruder
group asleep in the car. The mam
offender and owner of the car left
the scene and hid in the woods, re
fusing to come out when called b.\
Sheriff Camphcll warned that he
was going to call a wrecker to tow
in the car unions the owner came
out and gave up. The owner of the
car took it that the sheriff was
bluffing, but found about daylight
that a wrecker w?? hooking the car
and starting towards Waynesville.
The owner walked the four miles
down a trail from the scene to his
The young man is charged with
blocking the highway, and has a
wrecking bill facing him.
The Scouts went on back to their
ramping, and seemed none the
worse for the incident, while Sher
iff Campbell lost a full night's t
Byers Chairman Board Elections;
Registrars And Judges Appointed
N.C. Press i
To Meet At
Indications are that a majority
ot newspapers of North Carolina 1
will be represented at the summer
meeting of the N. C. Press Associ
ation at Lake Junaluska. June 10
Mrs. Fred Campbell, secretary of ,
the Assembly, attended a meeting I
of the Press directors at Chapel !
Hill Saturday, and worked out I
many of the details of the eonven- j
The invitation to come to Lake
Junaluska this summer was extend
ed by W. C. Huss at Chapel Hill
in January, and the group voted
unanimously to come to the Lake
for the summer meeting.
The opening session, open to the
public, will be held in the Lake
Auditorium, with a nationally
known speaker being sought for
Friday morning will be devoted
to a general discussion of news
paper work, with a trip to Mile
High Overlook, and the Cherokee
Village set for that afternoon. The
annual banquet will be held that
night, and the Saturday session de
voted to business, memorials, and
annual election of officers.
The Press Association held their
last meeting here in 15136. but stop
ped here on two occasions since;
once stopping at*Camp Schaub for
supper, and another time enjoying
a barbecue at the Armory. On both
of the latter occasions the meet
ing was held in Asheville, and the
group made a trip to this area for
the evening meal on the second
| night of the convention.
A number of reservations have
already been received, and the
directors on Saturday told Mrs
Campbell they expected a large
attendance at the convention.
Repairs Made In
Court Room Here
Plasterers are scheduled to .fin-.
, ish their work in the court room
! of the court house sometime today
They have been replacing cracked
; plaster caused by several leaks in
I t he roof.
The leaks date back several
years, it was explained, and the
plaster began to peel off in sev
eral spots in the ceiling.
After the plaster dries for a
couple of days the painters will i
come in and complete the renova
tion job. according to C. C. Fran
cis. county manager.
"We are glad to get this fixed,
and out of the way," he explained
"This thing of trying to hold meet
ings in the court room and do this
repair work, which causes a lot of
dust, has been a trying ordeal,"
Legion Post 47
To Meet Wednesday
Wavnesville Post 47 of the
American I-egion will hold its regu
lar monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m
Wednesday at the Legion Hall.
Several important matters will
be discussed. Legion officials said.
Going To Sylva
Invitations have liceh received
| by a large number of Haywood
1 Democrats to attend the formal
opening of the district highway
shops in Sylva Friday from four
until eight. A barbecue will be a
'gesture ?tvtlie occasion. accrtfrding
| to the invitation from Harry
i Buchanan, district commissioner,
j A number of state officials,
from Governor I instead, on down
have been invited. Also Senators
. Hoey and Lennon It is expected
I that the Junior Senator will he on
1 hand, as he .'is scheduled to make
Ian addfess in Sylva that day. ac
cording to an announcement by
his campaign offices in llalcigh.
Chairman A H. Graham ot -the
State Highw a\ Commission will
attend, as will several highway
commissioners west of Raleigh. All
county and town officials in the
10 counties, together with alt can
didates in the May primary are
being invited to attend.
(Sec picture?Page Hi
I,. Shuford Beasley. of Fines
Creek, announced lie is a candi
date for constable of Fines Creek
township, lie held (lie |>ost for
four years under the late Sheriff
Beasley is a native of Fines
C'reek, and lives on Wilkins Creek
He is a farmer and stoc kraiser.
He attends church at the Salva
tion Army, and the Fines Creek
Methodist Church. He is the lath
er of six children.
Only One Small
Highway patrolmen reported one
small accident in Haywood over
the weekend. Two cars collided at
Clyde Saturday night, which re
sulted in a bent fender, with only
slight damage, and no injuries.
Large Campaign Crowd
The swearing in of the new
board of elections, together with
the fact that only a week remains
to file for office, accounts for
more campaign and political talis
gnv,u on at *>r couitbeuse Satur
dajr than sinYe last PrAsnry
Candidates who have already an
nounced were very much in evi
dence, shaking hands and getting
their campaign before as many
voters as possible
Prospective candidates were
sending out feelers and getting
the general lay of the land. Little
groups huddled together here and
there about the courthouse lawn,
and in corners ol the courthouse
and it was safe to bet that
most of tlie conversations were
about the approaching campaign.
A good crowd stood in the hall
way of the courthouse and watch
ed J. It Siler, clerk of court, ad
minister tlie oath of office to the
; new board of elections.
Sometime this week, the nomi
nating committee of the Haywood
| Republican party is scheduled to
meet and make nominations fur
county offices prior to the Satur
The first scheduled meeting was
postponed due to a conflict in
dates, and according to Glenn A.
Boyd, a member of the committee,
tlie group will get together this
Lliiler "Red" Miller, county
chairman said at the district con
vention held here several weeks
ago that lie was anxious that a lull
county slate be presented.
Along Political Fronts
TAKE OATH?The Haywood Hoard of Elections
Saturday morning, took the oath of office, and
immediately went into executive session, for the
naming of election officials lor the next two years.
I -fit to right. J. It. Siler, clerk of court, John
Carver, Charlie lla?kin>.. and tt. ti. Iljers.
New Feature On
Starting on tin- editorial page
today, and scheduled lor every
Monday is a new feature of The
Mountaineer?"Highland T lings"
written in the usual and easy
to-read style l>v Boli Conway,
member o f The Mountaineer
You'll enjoy every one of Con
i way's columns, y . he entertains
, yo . on '.he g.oriai oace cy.-fj
In Hospital Births
In North Carolina
Haywood County ranks second
among North Carolina's 100 coun
ties hi the pen enlace of hospital
births just a shade behind the
first county, Watauga.
Hined on statistics for 1052,
98.22 per cent ot Haywood County's
77(i !i\c births were in the hospital.
? Watauga's record was 08.55 per
| (cut of 414 births,
The state's averse was 70 per
cent, while that for the nation was ,
j 88 per relit.
I Statistics for other Western
Carolina counties were:
Avery 01 per cent of 84 births
. in hospitals. Buncombe 02 08 per
cent of 2.742 Burke 04.B2 per cent
of 1,026, Cherokee 89 per cent of!
200. Clay 50 per cent of 105. Gra-1
ham 05 67 of 162. Henderson 02 80,
ol 722, Jackson 76 48 of 287. Mc
Dowell 92.18 of 512. \1acon. 68 68
of 258. Madison 7^ 08 of 422. Mitch- .
ell 86 29 of 221, 1'olk 84 4 of 218.
I Rutherford 68 per relit ol 1020.
Swam 72 of 258, Transylvania 77 54
of 274 and Yancey 80.67 of 226.
Officials Of 29
By Election Group
W, G Byers was named chairman
ol the hoard of elections here Sat
urday morning. shortly after the
three members took the oath of
till ice in the clerk of court office rt
the court house.
John Carver was named secre
tary. Charlie Hawkins is the other
member of the board, while Miss
Mildred Hhtnehart was named tem
Chairman Byers said today he
would be in the office on the sec
ond floor of the court house each
morning from nine until noon On
Saturday he will be in the office
all day, until six o'clock which is
the closing time for tiling for
The chairman can be seen at his
home in Clyde at any time when
not In the office, he said.
The board named the following
registrars and judges to serve for
the next two years. The first
name indicates the registrar: the
second name is the Democratic
judge, the third name the Republi
can judge, and the fourth name is
tiie Democratic alternate judge.
Allen's Creek?Vance Muse, Wil
lard IMemmons, Grady Farmer and
KI wood Caldwell.
HI* Creek?Mac Caldwell. Crow
Hopkins, R. M. Roberts, Mrs. Jack
Beaverdam No. 1?Mrs. Jack
Woody, Hubert Hardin, Jack Jack
?on, Bryon Rhea.
Beaverdam No. Z?Troy Willis.
Mrs. Mae West, Troy Ford, L. 11.
Beaverdam No. 3 ? Mrs. l.ogan
White. Frank M. Byers, W. L.
Gf.nlsby Edwin W Bell ^
Beaverdam No. 4?fttrs Wade
Rhea. Mrs. Tom Hipps, Mrs. Vinson
Worfey. Mis, Mark Swain
Beaverdam No. 5 ? Fred Wil
liams. Edwin Hyatt. Rill Ilattirson,
: Mac Bvcrs.
Beaverdam No. 6 ? Mrs Don
1 Setngg.x. Vaughn Byers. I'aul Hiim
(Sce Election Board?Pace Hi
Mrs. Gladys Wright and Mrs. J.
A Bow en oi Lake Junaluska have
purchased I lie Colonial Hotel on
the assembly grounds and plan to
open the building to guests on
May 2B. it was announced today
h\ the new owners.
The hotel was sold to the Lake
.lunaluska women by Miss Nellie
McCless of Durham and Mrs. II.
A. Aldridge of Rocky Mount. The
purchase price \tas Hot disclosed,
Mrs. Bovven said that she and
Mrs. Wright are considering ex
tending their season through the
month of September.
The Colonial Hotel, built about
20 5ears ago. is located on the
lake front below the cross. Of
frame construction, it has 40
rooms and a dining room.
Another Local Editorial
In Congressional Record
An editorial, opposing charging
of admission to the Great Smoky
Mouhtains National Park, carried
in the Mountaineer on April 1, ap
pears in the April 7 issue of the
Congressional Record, according to
a letter to this newspaper from
Congressman George A. Shuford of
The letter, addressed to Editor
\V. C. Russ. reads In part:
"I was Impressed with your re- '
cent editorial on the Smoky Moun
tains National Park and had the
same included In the Appendix of
the Congressional Record of Wed
nesday. April 7.
"There Is no need to make a |
charge for the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park It belongs to
all of the people atid they should
he entitled to use it without hav- j
Ing to pay an admission fee. I
"I want to thank you for your
tireless efforts in the promotion ol
the park. Your efforts and the .
efforts of others wilf some day
bring forth mueh fruit "
In the Congressional Record.,
under the title. "Keep the Park
I ree." Rep. Shuford is quoted as
"Mr. Speaker, under leave to ex
tend my remarks in the Appendix
of the Record. I would like to in
clude an editorial which appears in
the April I issue of jthe Waynes
ville Mountaineer, published in
Waynexville. North Carolina Mr
Curtis Russ, the able editor of this
paper, has played a vital role in
the development of the Great
Smoky Mountain,4 National Park
In this editorial lie continues his
efforts to keep this national nark
lor all of the people." a
To Pave 4-Lane
The final laying of gravel, plus
extensive rolling and preparation
lor black topping is about ready
on the four lane highway from
Canton to I.ake Junaluska.
The 6-mile link was roped off
for the wekend. and plans are to t
start pouring the asphalt surface
this week, according to infprnia-i
tinn received here.
This is the only four-lane high- |
way in the 14th district, according
to Harry Buchanan, district com
Speed Watch To j
Be Used Again
Spt. Prttchard Smith said the
effective speed watch outfit which
is heing used extensively in curb
ing speeding on the highways
would he hack in lisp on Haywood
highways this week.
In addition to the speed watch
program, the patrolmen plan to
set uo a series of light Checking
stations in Ihe county soon.
Motorists wIhj haye defective
lights chnuld get them corrected
t once, the patrolmen warned.
Community To Unite In
Easter Week Services
Leading chorclws of Waynes
ville will cooperate on union serv
ices Wednesday, Thursday and Fri
da> of Holy Week each evening at
8:0(1 and Friday noon.
The Rev. Karl Rrendall will de
liver a sermon entitled "The Great
If" Wednesday evening al the
Waynesville Presbyterian Church.
The choir under direction of Mrs
.lames Kilpatrick will sing "Into
the Woods My Master Went".
Maundy Thursday will offer a
union service at the First Metho
dist Church with the Rev. Malcolm
It. Williamson speaking on "The i
People's Choici The choir there
is under the direction of Mrs. Fred
On Good Friday a noon-day serv
ile will he led at the Grace Kpis
eopai Church bv the Rev. Kdgar
Goold, and Friday night the com
bined choirs of the lour churches
will present a service of sacred
mUsic under the direction of
Charles Isley at the First Baptist
Chin III. The Rev. T F. Rohinett
will conduct (hat service
Mr. Isley has chosen the cantata
"The Seven l.asl Words of Christ"
as befitting (tie Good Friday serv
ice and in the Spirit, of the Pas
sion. The Holy W'eek cantata was
written hv DitRols. a late Iftth cen
tury French composer. Soloists will!
Ih' Mrs. Kred Calhoun and Mrs.
Fred Martin, sopranos; Harry l.oe
I.iner, Jr.. baritone; and John Cal
houn. tenor. Robert Campbell will
The ministers of all the particip
ating churches extend a cordial in
vitation to the entire community
to join in these services which are
the climax and empetus of our
Killed .... 0
(This Information com
piled from Rccorda of
State Highway, Patrol.)
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