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|VEAK NO. 30 'i'l I'AUKS Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C'., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 1"?. 1054 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
oard To OK
than 200 people, represent
ry section of the county.
iusIv gave a rising vote ap
the proposed Health Cenl
Jaywood. at a county-wide
here Tuesday night,
it every person present rep
1 some group or organiza
the county, and heard Dr.
ipplewhite. director of the
talth division of the State
( Health, lead a discussion
proposal is for the county
up about $18,000 and an
land for the $60,000 build
der the cooperative terms
Hill-Burton act. The coun
tre would be 29.6 per cent,
itate and federal share be
! per cent.
project came up late last
but was turned town by a
one vote of the commission
three commissioners were
Tuesday night and spoke
project. Their only definite
Intent being they would give
iter "due consideration."
Ipplewhite was presented by
lesbee. president of the Hay
PT\ Council, one of the
rs of the meeting.
(resenting the program of
work. Dr. Applewhite re
the progress of public
service over the past 40
citing the conquering of
land other diseases, improv
ndards of health practices.
* decrease of deaths from
tr health department quart
far from adequate, and will
provide satisfactory working
lor the staff In fact, I know
one other department in the
lot is in worse quarters than
' '?aid the state official,
is important that Haywood
L< act quickly on their decis
phe local money will not be
Iwuil after July first, but it
h^'ant that the application
| Ho at once, while there is
Pme state and federal funds
f health center Is nothing
than modern quarters for the
department to carry on
i work. There are no beds
center, as some rumors have
other thing, no election is
wy for the establishment of
Ith center. Your commis
s just put the sum in the
' >nd that takes care of the
The building must be
>s a health center for 20
end then the state and fed
?v?rnments deed it in full
Applewhite suggested a
'! with 3.500 square feet of
'or a county the size of Hay
That size building would
tout $60,000, plus the acre
Nation of the health center
** be in the shadows of the
louse. the speaker said. "In
c have found that even as
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On Record For
I ne rouowing orgamaztions have
formally endorsed the construc
tion of a Health Center in Hay- j
Business and Professional Wo
American Legion, Post 47.
Hazelwood Boosters Club.
Haywood Medical Society.
Canton Civitan Club.
Other groups will be listed just
as soon as they meet and take ac
tion. Notice of action should be
telephoned The Mountaineer im-.
Ralph Davis, 21, a logger from '
Johnson City, Tenn.. was killed
instantly Monday when a 1500- !
wund oak log rolled off a hill and
crushed him to death on John
Plott Mountain, Edwards Cove, ac
cording to a report by Dr. J. Frank
Pate, Haywood County coroner.
Davis, who was employed by
the Warner Lumber Co. of Ashe
ville, was working along with a
team of horses when the fatal ac
cident occurred sometime between
.9 a.m. and 11:50, when his body
was discovered by a co-worker.
Ray Leatherwood of Cecil.
It was theorized that the heavy
log may have been pulled over on
Davis when his horses became skit
tish while he was "snaking" logs j
down the side of a hill in the West
The young logger, who was mar-!
ried only three months ago, died
if a crushed chest and spinal in-;
juries. Dr. Pate said.
Davis' body was removed to the i
Garret Funeral Home to be sent 1
later to Johnson City, w here the ,
funeral was to be held.
Sheriff Fred Campbell assisted
in the investigation of the fatal
C. of C. Board
Directors of the Chamber of
Commerce heard several encourag
ing reports from various commit
tees Tuesday evening, at the regu
lar monthly meeting.
Reports were heard on the ban
quet, promotion, advertising, aid to
handicapped, conventions, and in
dustry. The only report that was
not termed "highly satisfactory"
was the response to the member
ship drive. A large number of1
pledges have been received, and
others promised this week, and the
early part of next.
John Johnson, president, said
that the matter of discussing the
United Eund plan for the area had
been postponed until a little later,
in order to avoid conflict with oth
er meetings, and projects.
S pal don's Has
Largest Paved Lot
West Of Asheville
As the result of blacktopping
work done by the Allison Con
struction Co. last week, Spaldon's
Restaurant on North Main St.
now boasts the largest paved park
ing lot In Western North Carolina
west of Ashevllle.
The old portion of the lot?it
self fairly large?measured 7.691
square feet. The new portion adds
another 10.998 square feet ? a
total of 18,689 square feet.
The new blacktopping work at
Spaldon's was done to the rear of
I the building and on the south
? f'oudy And warm Thurs
? *nday with widely scat
rrno?n showera and thun
by the State Teat Farm.
Ma*. Mln. Prec.
89 52 ?
- 67 41 _
71 51 ?
RF.ADY FOR TIIF. EASTFR PARADE and look
, ins like the Spirit of Spring herself is four-year
old Mary Frances llicks. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Kaile llicks of 106 Brown Ave., Ilazelwood. Mary
Frances' dress is white nylijn. topped by a pina
fore of light blue organdy with daisy trim. Her
hat and bag are of the same material. The basket
was furnished throuKh the courtesy of the F.aster
bunny. Mrs. Ilieks is a Musical nurse at lla.vwood
County Hospital; Mr. Ilieks is employed as a
welder at the Dayton Rubber Co.
(Mountaineer photo by Kus*>.
At Noon Friday
Ilaywood county schools will
close at noon Friday, in obscrv- |
ancc of (>ood Friday. Regular
hours will be resumed Monday
morning, according to Lawrence
Leatherwood, county superin
tendent of education.
The high school here announc
ed the closing there would be at
12:30 011 Friday, and resuming
regular schedule on Monday
Groups To Go
I nree waynrsvine mgn oinuui
music groups will make their an-1
nual trip to Greensboro next week
to compete in state contests at the
V* >man's College of the Univer
sity of North Carolina. This year
the concert band and choral group
will be joined by the symphony
Twelve students from the mix
ed chorus have been selected to
make the trip .and will join stu
dents from schools throughout
North Carolina to sing in one gi
gantic chorus. This group will
leave Monday morning, accompan
ied by Charles Isley, music direc
tor of the school.
Because of the large number of
students participating in the
choral festival, the singers will be
divided into two choruses of 500!
voices each. Chorus No. 1, in which
the YVaynesville students will sing,
will be composed of advanced stu
dents. The director will be Lester
McCoy of the University of Mich
igan. The second chorus of 500
voices will be directed by Miss
Iva Dee Hiatt of Smith College.
Mr. Isley said that all his music
ians have been putting in long
hours of rehearsal in preparation
for the trip.
The concert band and the or
chestra will leave Thursday morn
ing with Hobert Campbell, assist
ant music director, and Mrs. Rich
ard Barber. ,Ir. They will make
the trip oy chartered bus.
Fourteen Haywood County men
left here Tuesday morning for
Knoxville and induction into the
armed forces. They were:
Gresham .Ming n s Hatherlee.
Route 2. Canton: Jess C. Haney,
Jr. of Waynesville; James Wayne
Donaldson. Highland Park. Can
ton: Robert Lewis Sutton of Fines
Creek: Charles Jess Reynolds.
Medford Farm: Joe Byron Cald
well of Waynesville: Neal Teague
of Cove Creek: Robert Hugh Davis |
of Cove Creek: Monroe Sharp of
Canton; George Stewart Gaddy of
Waynesville; J e r r y Lafayette
Goodson of Waynesville: Clifford
Albert Lowery of Canton: Guy A j
Poteat. Chestnut Park Drive. Way-1
nesville. and Richard Helms Tait. H
42 Oakland Circle, Canton.
The Selective Service Board an
nounced that it does not have a
pre-induction physical examina
tion call for the month of April.
The regular Haywood County
Singing Convention will be held at
8 p.m. Saturday at the courthouse,
according to an announcement b.\
Secretary W. W. Rowland.
Several out-of-county groups as
well as those in Haywood are ex
pected to participate.
I Performers at the singing con-1
vention will benefit from the new
piano which has been placed in the
Crabtrce School PTA
Plans To Reorganize
The PTA of Crablroc-Iron Duff
School wll Ihold a reorganizations!
1 meeting and elect new officers for
the next school year at 7:30 p.m
Tuesday at the school.
Fred Safford, principal, will be
in charge of the meeting.
All parents In the rommunity
are urged to attend.
To Close Monday
Two county oil iocs ? lilt
Health Department and the Wei
fare Department?and the Ntati
Drivers License Bureau will hi
closed Monday, the day aftei
Easter, it has heen announced
All three offires will be oper
Tuesday as usual.
The license bureau regularly
operates here on Monday anc
Tuesday, according to Charle!
A quarantine lias been plated
on dogs in Canton and vicinity fol
lowing the death from rabies of a
young beagle hound owned by C.
IV. Cathey of the Fibreville section
Alter being bitten by a stray
bulldog, the animal became sick
in Canton and was brought here
to the office of Dr A. It Kiegg.
veterinarian, where it died Its
head was then sent to the state lab
oratory In Raleigh, where an ex
amination disclosed that the dog
had become infected by rabies.
To guard against further out
breaks, Mr. Cathey disposed of
several other beagle hounds that
jA county-wide quarantine on
dogs, first imposed last tall was
lifted March 27 after 90 days had
gone by without a reported case of
rabies. Until the Canton Incident,
the last case reported was on De
A series of clinics to have all
dogs vaccinated got under way In
Haywood County this week iThe
schedule was published Monday
in The Mountaineer, and a num
ber of leaflets with the same in
formation are being distributed.)
State law requires that all dogs
be vaccinated once a year with
legal penalties provided for own
ers who fail to have this done
Dogs not vaccinatbd will be de
stroyed by the county dog warden.
Varied Easter Rites
Set Throughout Area
Number of Sunrise
For Area; Special
A full program of Easter ser
ies will be presented by Waynes
'?lie area churches through the
emalnder of the week-highlight
d oj major interdenominational
?ci vices in the Mountainside
I hea I re at Cherokee and beneath
lie cross at l.ake Junaluska ; I
A number of area churches will I
* '",ld'ng their own sunrise ser
vices and other special activities
uc'1 as choral programs and Fast
er egg hunts
Actually, the Easter religious
.eason here began last night at
"<? Waynesvllle Presbyterian I
l "iireh where the Rev Earl II
IV 7," 7 paslor ,)f ,he Ki,s'
\lelhodist Church, spoke on The
?'c.it if The Presbyterian choir
under the direction ?f Mrs James
K"patnek, sang. 'Unto the Woods!
M> Master Went."
I" a Maundy Thursday service
j! " pm l?night at l he First
Methodist Church, the Rev Mal
i-dlm It Williamson, pastor of the
Waynesvllle Presbyterian Church,
'Mil speak on "The Peoples
""ice Choral music lor this ser
vice will he under the direction of I
Mrs. Fred Martin.
On Good Friday a noon-day serv
ice will be led at the Grace Epis
copal Church by the Rev Edgar
Gould, and Friday night the com
bined choirs of the four churches
will present a service of sacred
music under the direction of
Charles Isley al the First Baptist
Church. The Rev. T. E Robinett I
will conduct that service
Mr. Isley has chosen the cantata
The Seven Last Words of Christ"
us befitting the Good Friday serv
ice and in the spirit of the Pas
sion. The Holy Week cantata was
written by DuBois. a late 19th cen
tury French composer. Soloists will
be Mrs Fred Calhoun and Mrs
Fred Martin, sopranos. Harry Lee
l iner, Jr.. baritone; and John Cal
houn. tenor. Robert Campbell will
Al ttie Cherokee services, which
wil Mart al 6 a.m., a portion of
the Waynesvllle High School band
'"id the chorus will join other
musical groups hi the Mountain
side Theatre frojji Canton. An
drews. Whlttier, Cherokee Sylva
Cullowhee, and Bryson Citv in a
program under the direction ol
Dr. David E Price, head of the j
music department at Western
Di\ J Rupert McGregor, presi
dent of Montreat College, will do- |
liver the Easter dawn sermon and
a quartet composed of Cherokee
Indians will sing hymns in their
The 6 30 am. services at the
Lake Junaluska cross will be
sponsored by the sub-district of
the Methodist Youth Fellowship !
The program will include a pag
eant by the MYF of Long's Chapel
"i" Faster Services?Page 2?
PUSHING?Etater "Red" Miller, I
chairman of the Haywood Kepuh
liran Executive Committee. I*
pushing to have a large attend
ance at the rourt house Saturday
afternoon, two o'clock, to assist
the nominating committer in
naming a full county ticket for
the party. Thus hr no candidates
for the Republican ticket have
filed. ?, I
CANDIDATE ? John K. Repvfs
announri-d this morning hp is
srrkinx the nomUtion as mrin
hrr ol' the hoard of education.
(Sit ai'thTp tindrr Alonx Political
IN RACK ? P. I). Turner an
nounced today he was a candi
date for tax collector. (See story
under Along Political Fronts),
Carol Cirahl, student in the Den
tal School at the University of
North Carolina, is here for the
Along Political Fronts
John K. Reeves
Seeking Place On
John K Ifccv es lifelong resident
of ttie Lake .liinaliiska community,
has announced his candidacy for
the Board of Education.
Mi' Hooves. who is engaged in
farming, is a member of Long's
Chapel Methodist Church, the
American Legion, Masons, and a
veteran of World War II.
In a brief campaign statement,
Mr Reeves said lie is vitally in
terested in schools with two chil
dren of Ids own enrolled as pupils,
lie added that be felt younger
people wllh "a more immediate in
terest in tile school should help
Filing I looks Close
Saturday At Six
When Hit' hands of llu* clock
point to six o'clock Saturday aftcr
ikmiu. W. G. liters, chairman of
the lla\wood board ot election*
will slain the filing books closed
for the year. *
All persons who plan to enter an |
elect Ion this tear must have their,
name properly filed in that hook !
before the six o'clock deadline.
Ahoilt 2} hate tiled for dlstrlet
and county offices, while 13 oth
ers are running for constables of
As ttiis is written, there are
three fm .nticitors Tharl I). Bry
son. Jr., incumbent, Grove r C.
Davis, and F. K Alley. Jr. The j
filing date for this office closed i
hark in March, which means that I
just the three will be candidates
for this office.
The Slate Senate race has two
candidates. William Mcdford. Way
ncsville attorney, and J. H How
ell, former Wayncsvllle postmast
For Representative there are
three: jerry Hngerx. school at
tendance officer W . Homer Owen,
business man here, and It. K. Sen
tellc. local aHorney.
For chairman of the board of
commissioners there are four: C. j
('. Francis, incumbent, Glenn D
Brown, Clyde, Carter Osborne,
Clyde, and Farady Green, Fines
For Commissioners there are
two Frank Medford, Crabtree, and
Floyd Woody, Canton.
J. B Slier, cierk of court, and
Jule Ntiland, register of deeds, are
Two are in the race for sheriff.
Fred Campbell, incumbent, and
Hub Huff, former W'aynesvillc ,
Five are seeking the nomination I
as tax collector: Joe Tate, Jr.,
Mutt Tate. Bryan Medford. (Jrover ,
(Sec Deadline?Page 2)
P. D. Turner Candidate
For Tax Collector
P. I) (Dave) Turner of Itat
rllffe Cove today announced his
candidacy for tux collector.
Mr. Turner farms on a part of
the same land where he was rais
He is a member of the Elizabeth
Chapel Methodist Church at itat
eiiffe Cove, where he is a Sun
day School teacher.
GOP Ticket To Be
Four hours before the Saturday
(leadline for filing for office, the
Haywood Republican nominating
committee will meet at the court
The committee Is charged with
the responsibility of naming a full
Elmer "Red" Miller, chairman,
set the hour of meeting at two
o'clock Saturday, and expects pre
cinct chairmen, and interested
party workers to attend and take
part in the formal nominations,
"We want everyone who is in
terested in tin1 two-party system
for Haywood," Chairman Miller
When the group finishes their
work they plan to step right across
the hall to the hoard of elections
office and make a general filing
for the entire ticket they nominate.
No indications were given as to
the names of any probable candi
Many Going lo
Barbecue In Sylva
A good rross section of the po
litical life of the 10 counties in the
14th highway district can ,be hed
by attending the barbecue and
program dedicating the opening of
the highway shops in Sylva Friday
afternoon from four until eight,
(See Barbecue?Page 21
Killed .. i I 0
(Thta Information com
piled from Record, of
State Hi.hw.jr Patrol.)