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m - WAYNESVUXE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON. APWL l,. 195, -= -5= ? ?
1 ln A(lvance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
SING PRETTILY amid raindrops and apple
uoms is Myrna Miller, daughter of Mr. and
k Charles Miller of 306 East Marshall St.
tn she's not enjoying the arrival of spring
time. Myrna has the task of keeping her mind
on school books at St. John's High School, where
she's a sophomore.
(Mountaineer photo by Russ).
'Id Turnpike To Tennessee
orerunner Pigeon River Road
vel 7 Miles
ifihcrf in Haywood Coun
t's a person with a very
sense of humor. And he's
Ikely to have any humor
I ail if the Clyde Fire De
ent catches up with the
rho called them out in the
t rain Friday evening?to
r a false alarm,
ied away from their homes
(vening meal, the Clyde
V spent 49 minutes and
miles to the Hyder
?in section where a large
n house was reported on
ill to no avail,
le's only fire truck could
?>een wrecked answering
ilarm over muddy roads
ien could have lost their
hut that thought didn't
to bother the sadistic
Chief Larry Cacle warn
it turning in false alarms
?lation of the law and that
will be dealt with
citizenship and Patriotism
w' of the Lions Club will
the First National Bank,
a' 7:30 p.m.
obb, chairman of the corn
requests all members to
Attention is also called tq
that members of the club
ih to make up attendance
so at this time.
By W. C. MEDFORD
Have you ever heard of The
Jonathan Creek and Tennessee
Well, that old road, when final
: ly completed in October 1860. ex
tended from Jonathan Creek to the
Tennessee line above the Hopkins
old place, a distance of about 27
miles. No. 287 beyond Cove Creek
gap generally follows the old road
bed. but seldom strikes it this side
of the gap because of the many
changes in grade that have been
made. The road was nearly 13
years a-building from the time of
the first legislative act < 1847> set
ting up a stock company for that
purpose. Actual construction work
required nearly 5 years. So, you
will see that the name of the road,
the road itself, and the time re
quired to build it were all long
As first designated the road was
to be made from a "point at Boyd's
on Jonathan Creek 'Dock Boyd
place) to the Tennessee line". The
act seems to have been renewed
and amended three or four times
before actual construction of the
road was begun in December 1855.
In the meantime there had been
many stock-holders' meetings, a
re-organizations or two, resigna
(See Turnpike?Page 6)
Will Be WWIT
M. B. Middleton. owner and man
ager of the new radio station being
built in Canton, said plans are to
be on the air on July Fourth.
The call letters for the 1,000-watt
station will be WWIT ? "Where
Wheels of Industry Turn."
The station is the second in this
area owned by Mr. Middleton. He
owns WHKP. Hendersonville.
At Max Patch
llaywood County was not able 1
to enjoy a white Christmas, but I
some spots in the county?not
ably Max l*alrh?missed having
a white Easter by only one day. ]
Sometime Friday night the
rain in Max Patch turned to snow
and there was an inch and a half
covering the ground Saturday
morning at the Salvation Army
Citadel, which has an elevation
of 4660 feet. '
I.ight blankets of snow also
covered the mountain tops in 1
other sections of the county dur- '
ing the night, hut the bright sun
soon repulsed winter's invasion
into springtime's domain.
District Meet ;
Many political leaders from '
throughout Western North Caro-11
lina braved the rain and mud Fri-!
day to attend the dedication of
the $100,000 maintenance work
shops of the highway commission
Haywood was well represented
in the group of about 1.000 that at
tended the 3-hour program, which
featured Senator Alton A. Lennon
as the chief speaker of the event.
The steady rains of the night and
all day, turned the new road lead
ing to the briek shops near the
Jackson Cunty Home, into a sea
(See Sylva?Page 8)
Maggie Valley Plans
To Be Disclosed Friday
The master plan for the future
development of Maggie Valley will
bp disclosed at a public meeting
at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Maggie j
School, it has been announced.
This plan has been in the process
of preparation during the past *15
months by the city and regional
planning department of the t'ni
I varsity of North Carolina.
p.m. in the school cafeteria by the
Maggie PTAe? to be followed by a
business meeting at 7:30. The price
of the meal will be $1 25,
Those attending the supper have
been asked to contact D. L. Sum-1
mey, PTA president, or NorVitle ;
Rogers. Maggie School principal.
or leave tvord at any Maggie Val
' Supper Will be served at 6:WJiey siore or seitire- siauon. I
30 Candidates Seek County
'Perfect' Weather Favors
Area Observance Of Easter
Hit As U.S.
"This is one of the last places |
in this country that will ever take
to any ism except Americanism,",
E. N. "Red" Pope, advertising man-!
ager of Carolina Power & Light
Company, told Rotarians here Fri
day, as he warned against the
trend towards socialism, and the
The speaker cited the history of
nations which have adopted the
devastating methods which are now
bejng offered America. "The very
countries which now come to us
with their hat in hand, held out for
help, are those who have failed
in their form of government, and
make fun of our Declaration of In
dependence. and our system of
free enterprise and capitalism." he
"The history of many govern-j
mertts. now non-exiftteni, show they
went from free enterprise to social
ism, and from socialism to com
munism," the speaker said.
"Our Declaration of Independ
ence provides for us the spark of
freedom, and this freedom, con
nected.to ingenuity, Is liky a pow
erful motor connected to energiz
ed electric wires?there is action,
"Many European countries laugh
and call our system of capitalism
as outmooded, but \ot those same
countries seek millions and billions
from us to carry on their default
ed. and bankrupted governments"
Citing three basic principles, he
"You can't get something for
"You can't spend more than you
have and remain solvent.
"You can't make the poor rich,
by making the rich poor."
In the first instance the spoak
<Sep Socialism?Page 8)
24 Miles Roads
March In Section
Harry Buchanan. Commission
er of the Fourteenth State Highway
Division, today said that 24 28
miles of roads in his division had
been improved during March.
In Haywood. Henderson Creek
Road was regraded from eight to
26 feet wide and traffic-bound
macadam. 14 feet wide, was laid
or 0.3 mile. Stephens Creek Road
a as regraded from ten feet to 26
met wide Traffic-bound macadam
14 feet wide, was laid for 1.6 miles
Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Ma
?on. Haywood. Henderson. Polk,
ind Transylvania are in the Four
eenth Highway Division along
.vith Jackson and Swain counties, i
Division headquarters are in Syl
va. G. G. Page is division engineer
Churches were filled Sunday
morning, many to capacity, and be
yond? as a bright sun greeted Way
nesville area residents in their trn
odional observance of the Easter
Hundreds of persons arose be-1
fore dawn to attend sunrise ser
vices at the Mountainside Theatre
Hi Cherokee, beneath the cross at I
L.tke Junaluska. and at a number
of churches throughout the county
?including Ciyd ? Baptist. Hiver-]
side Baptist, East Waynesville Bap- ]
list, Aliens Creek Baptist, and
In the afternoon, Easter egc
hunts were held at Allen's Creek
at the Waynesville Presbyterian!
Church, and at Maple Grove Metho- j
dist Church.in the evening.
Special choral programs were :
field Sunday evening at Harberville
Baptist Church. Allen's Creek Bap
tist and James Chapel Baptist.
Members of the Waynesville High
School band joined other Western
Carolinians at the Cherokee sun
rise services, while the program at
lake Junaluska included a pageant
hv members of the MYE of Long's
t hapel Methodist Church, music
by MYF groups from First and
C? ntral Baptist Churches in Can
tor; and Morning Star, and a prayer
by the Clyde Methodist MYF.
In the afternoon, many people
j took advantage of the warm weath
l*r for a ride, in the country?re
? suiting ht heavy traffic on area
'highways. Many persons enjoyed
their first pienic this spring, while
others renewed their acquaintance
with such popular spots as Mile
Rites Are Held
C. L. Leatherwood
Funeral services were held yes
terday afternoon in the Shad\
Grove Methodist Church for
C harles Lee Leatherwood. (itt, who
died Friday in the Haywood Coun
ty Hospital alter a brief illness.
The Hev. James II. Coleman,
pastor of the church, officiated and
interment whs in the llvder
Mountain Methodist Church c< me- I
Pallbearers were Hugh Leather
wood. Marvin Leatherwood, How
ard Leatherwood. Cluymer Me
(racken, Ernest Chambers, and
W'. Frank Leatherwood.
Mr. Leatherwood, a farmer of
the Jonathan Creek section, was a
native and lifelong resident of
Haywood County, He was the son
of the late J. C. and Avcline
Sui viving are the w idow, Mrs.
Myrtle Dot son Leatherwood; two
sons, Leonard and Lawrence
Leatherwood of Waynesville; and
Also two brothers, J. H Leath
erwood of Clyde and Vcrlin Leath
erwood of Bethel; and two sisters,
Mrs. Aliee McCrackcn of Canton
and Mrs. Krastus Medford of Iron
Arrangements were under the
direction of Wells Funeral Home,
BOOKS (I.OSKII?W. (j B.vers, chairman ol the llavwood hoard
ill I'duration, is shown looking at his watch, to shut the filing honk
right on the dot ot six o'clock Saturda> night. The clock on the
right gave less tli.in a halt' minute to go when the picture was
made. (Mountaineer I'huto).
Along Political Fronts
Willard Moody Seeks
Board of Education Post
Willard "Andy" Moody, well
known gas company official. filed
late Saturday for the nomination
as member of the board of educa
A native of Haywood, he entered
the electrical field after finishing
school, and worked as a const ruc
tion electrician for nine years, and
then became associated with
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany s electrical d e p a r t m e nt,
where he remained lor six years,
until entering the Rulane Gas
business with tiis father, the late
K. C. Moody. He lias been with the
firm since it started eight years
lie is a director of the State
Liquified Gas Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Moody have a 14
Heart Fund Certificate
A certificate of appreciation has
been received by The Mountaineer
from the American Heart Associa
tion for support of the 1954 Heart
The certificate reads:
". . . to The Waynesville Moun
taineer whose outstanding volun
tary service and leadership in the
fight against heart diseases helped
to assure the success of the 1954
II was signed by Robert I.. King,
president, and Gen. Mark W. Clark,
To Nawyood Tuesday
Former Governor Kerr Scott is
due In arrive in flavwood at one
i o'clock Tuesday, on a wide swine
through the western counties. 11 is
j schedule calls for stopping nt Can
Ion at one, and two hours later
coming on to Waynesvllle and be
| ing at Ilit* court house
It is understood that he will
meet friends at the court house
and no formal address is staled on
There wtis some speculation this1
morning that the former governor
might n one Ids county manager 1
, while oil this trip. This was local
. speculation, and no hint of such !
action came from Scott's head
quarters jo Raleigh.
The Scott party will leave here
lale ill the afternoon, and will
I spend the night in Syfva.
j Clifton Terrell In Race
Clifton Terrell, of Bethel, is a
j candidate for member of the hoard I
lot education'; He filed Saturday, j
lie has been with Champion
Paper and Fibre Company for a
I ion I III years, and has three chil
Miss Betty llannah has returned
to Converse College after spending
the weekend at home Miss Hannah
came home after giving her sen
ior piano recital al the college Fri
day evening. She was accompanied
by her mother and brother, Mrs.
William Hannah and Wingale Han
nah. who attended the recital.
Only 3 Posts
Thirty candidates are making a
, bid for Democratic nominations in
i the May primary for county offices.
I Three candidates, without oppo
sition, were declared nominated
Saturday, after the board of elec
tions checking the filing after the
six o'clock deadline. Those can
didates without opposition in the
May primary are:
J. B. Slier, clerk of court.
.lulc Noland. register of deeds.
Dr. J. Frank l'ate, coroner.
Five present office holders did
r.ot file for the nomination and re
election. They are:
Frank M. Davis, commissioner.
Jarvls II. Allison, commissioner.
?Joe Palmer, representative:
Jack MeCracken, hoard of edu
Mildred II. Bryson. tax collector.
'Saturday proved to be a busy
day for the county board of elec
tions. They had three to file for
commissioner?Harry Hyatt. Gas
ton Burnette and Way Mease.
Also three filed for members of
the hoard of education?there are
two places to be filled on the hoard
Willard "Andy" Moody, W. Tom
1.( r, Jr., and Clifton Terrell.
Jack MeCracken, present mem
ber of the board did not seek re
election. J. W. Killian. the other
member of the board up for re
election Is in the race.
Chairman W. G. Byers. of the
board of elections, announced the
' IfollotfrtnU camttdales had filed fe
ttle nomination on the Democratic
?Denotes present office holders.
?Thad D. Bryson, Bryson City.
Grover C. Davis. Waynesville.
F. F,. Alley, Jr.. Waynesville.
William Medford. Waynesville.
J H. Howell. Waynesville.
To Meet Here
The Stated Spring meeting of tiie
Asheville Presbytery will be held
at the Waynesville Presbyterian
Church tomorrow. Attending the
meeting will In- all ministers of the
;t:i churches of Asheville Presby
tery, which extends from Montreat
to Murphy, together with a ruling
elder from each church.
The meeting will open at 10
a.m., at which time the opening
sermon will be preachud by the
Rev. R. A. Porter, pastor of the Ar
deh Prebvtertan Church and mod
erator of the Presbytery.
A communion service will be
conducted by the Rev. H. K. Mc
Clure, executive secretary of the
Presbytery, and the Rev. Malcolm
R Williamson, host pastor and
Stated clerk and treasurer of the
Following the organization of
Presbytery, a new moderator for
the meeting will be chosen.
l.uneh will be seVved mebibefs
of Presbytery by a committee of
Women of the Church headed by
Mrs. Charles T. McCuiston Busi
ness will be resumed after lunch
and will continue for the remain
der of the day.
The Waynesvllle church will be
representted at this meeting by
ruling F.Ider Joe F.merson Rose.
Killed ... I 0
(This Inform.lion com
piled from Records of
Slit. Hi|hwi; Patrol.)
? ?- w ? ? ? 1 r
HAYWOOD CITIZENS were on hand in large numlirn U> greet
Senator Alton A. I>ennon in Svlva Frtdav night when the hlehwav
?hop* of the 14th dlatrtet were drdiratrd. Shown here In the group
talking to the urimtnr are. left to right: K. I,. Prrvo*t. Sr., Senator
l.ennnn f> Reeve* Nnhnrl Hiieh anrl Roh Cole man.
cloudy and continued
'?rm today and Tuesday.
'I Wayneaville temperature
by the State Teat farm
Mas Mln. Free.
79 47 .01
75 60 .56
61 37 ? .06
- -.79 31 ?