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WAW In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countis,
.WING the campaign in Haywood is what
i tix are doing, as former governor W. Kerr
slapped here for a few hours Tuesday in
ate rest of his campaign for I'. S. Senator,
d left to right: Loranzo Sniathers, Canton,
idate Scott, John M. Queen, iVaynesville.
Standing. Frank Ferguson, Clayton Walker, of
VVa.vnesville, and Larry Justice, . Pigeon. The
group discussed county managers, and other
phases of the campaign while in session.
long Political Fronts
i Rodman, state manager for !
r A. A. Lennon's campaign..
nounced the appointment of i
of Police Orville Noland,
ank M. Bycrs. as co-manag-'
re in Haywood.
itor Lennon said he was I
plegsed with the two Hay
men who have been named !
nage his campaign here in
i have long been identified
the political life of the
s has served as alderman j
Town of Canton, as a mem
the county hospital board,
s chairman of the county
of elections. He is also a
if of the district school
f Noland, member of the:
Jient since 1942, is a form- i
aol teacher, and wholesale i
i salesman. His father was
wr county commissioner.
tie Wright, well known taxi
here for 17 years, is a can
for constable of Waynes
unship He filed for the of-1
1 April 8, but announced
ias worked as a taxi driver
ner for 17 years, except for
"ths in the shipyards. He
(n a worker In the Demo
Party since he was 21.
?d Mrs. Wright have four
>? Their son Buddy, was
1 'ftion early in 1950 on a
Haywood County School
'Club held its final meet
present school year in
nance of "ladies night" at i
Elementary School Mon-!
the Rev. Don Payne.
* Long's Chapel Methodist
as principal speaker.
club also elected these of
?r the next school term:
rice of Cljde, president;
i?" of Waynesville, vice
*?>'. partly cloudy and
*''h scattered afternoon
Friday scattr-ed show
thunderstorms followed by
?' w?ynesville temperature
fled by the State Test Farm.
Ma*. Mtn. Prec.
' ,... 7P an ?,
1 77 % 40 ?
1 74 41 ?
Burnette Candidate For
Board of Commissioners
Gaston "Judge" Burnett, justice
of the peace and merchant in East
Pigeon community, has announced
his candidacy for county commis
sioner. He filed for the post Sat
Mr, Burnett, who was also a
candidate for commissioner in
1951, has served as justice of peace
in East Pigeon for the past 23
years. He also worked as rural
mail carrier for nine years and
presently operates a grocery store
and is a representative of the
World Insurance Co.
Mr. Burnett, a native of Hay
wood County, is married and has
eight children ? all grown and
More In Constable Races
Two filed for the constables race j
in Ivy Hill, which was not report
ed in the general list of candidates
on Monday. It was an oversight
and unintentional in providing a
complete list lor publication.
The Ivy Hill candidates are Har
old Leatherwood, and Edward
Down in Beaverdam, W. H. Scott,
and Bill Mehaffey will be the two j
candidates seeking the nomina
tion, while in Clyde township, |
Hardy Clark, and J. H. Thompson, j
have filed for the nomination.
Absentee Ballots For
W. G. Byers, chairman of the
board of elections, is preparing ;
ballots for the Haywood service
men who request ballots for the
Only those who are in the ser
vice are eligible to vote by absen
tee ballot in a primary.
Scott Managers To
Be Named Soon
Supporters of former governor j
Scott here in Haywood expect to
announce the co-managers for his
campaign here in Haywood soon.
They conferred at length with the
candidate here Tuesday afternoon,
and said they would perhaps name
(wo co-managers during the week.
' I want to help you people build
the I'igeon River Road.'' said form
er governor W. Kerr Scott, as he
made a two-hour slop here Tues
day on a swine through the western
part of the state.
"I am interested in the road, as
ycu well know from my past ac
tions. I believe that federal aid !
can be secured for getting that im- j
portant road built, and I certainly
would work hard for such funds, I
because 1 realize the need for the i
construction of that road. I would
also work to secure funds for com
pleting the Blue Ridge Parkway,
another important roadway to this
"Here in North Carolina we find
textiles, tobacco and tourists are :
three major income sources. You '
are interested in the tourist trade. 1
and last year this state enjoyed ,
$350,000,000 worth, while in Flor- ;
ilia, the tourists spent $800,000,000. ;
It is time for us to expand.
"1 want to work with the people,
and help get those things which
will help build the state."
The candidate then told the
group, in talking of the current
campaign. "I know it is going to
be a hard scrap, but we have be
come accustomed to that sort of 1
"You boys here in Haywood were |
pretty hard on me the last time, so j
1 hope you'll mention my name i
first this time."
The candidate was presented by '
John M. Queen, at the informal
meeting held in the commission
The party spent several hours in
Canton and after a luncheon there
attended by 39 people, came on
here. From Waynesville they went
to Sylva. Accompanying Scott
wire Bruce Elmore, district man
ager. and Ben Roney. who was
Scott's administrative assistant
when Scott was governor.
Will Present Operetta
A three-act operetta. "In Fairy
land." will be presented at Lake
Junaluska School at 8 p.m. Friday. 1
The cast of 93 characters will be
under the direction of Mrs. Mar
guerite Carver and other Juna
Methodist District Meeting
Set Here Next Tuesday
Thret district meetings will be
held by the Methodists In Western!
North Carolina in the interest of
Christian education at Central
Methodist Church. Asheville at 7
p.m. Monday, April 26: First Meth
odist Church. Waynesville, at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, April 27: and First
Methodist Church, Morganton. at
7 p.m. Friday, April 30.
These meetings are sponsored
by the Conference Board of Edu
cation. Salisbury. In cooperation
with the conference peace commis
sion and Rev. J. W. Fitzgerald, Rev.
W. J. Huneycutt. and Rev Gar
land Winkler, district superintend
ents. The purpose of these district
meetings is to assist Methodist
churches with plans for vacation
church schools, youth aetivities
week programs, young adult work
and the program for world peace as
sponsored by tha Methodist church, j
Leaders interpreting vacation
schools are Mrs. W. R Reed and
Mrs. W. P. Moore. Salisbury; Mrs j
C A. Rauschenbcrg, Atlanta, and
Mrs. L. B Hazzard. Westminster.
Miss Marion Craig. . Salisbury,
will direct thp youth activities j
week program and Rev. Carl H
King. Salisbury will lead the group
on young adult work. Dr. Carl D i
Soule, Chicago and Rev. John H
Carper. North Wilkesboro, will di
rect the discussions on* World
Attendance Is expected from
every Methodist rhurrh fn each of
the three distrrts mentioned. 1
Forty persons from the West I
Coast are chartering a bus to at
end the Ramp Convention at Camp
Hope May 16.
The group will leave Everette. |
Washington, on May 9th on a chart
red Greyhound bus. according to ;
i telegram front James Rogers, one I
)f the former Western North Caro- !
linians now living on the Pacific
"oast Rogers wired A. W. Parker,
president of the Ramp Convention,
pf the details of the trip.
"We have received mail from
[?very state in the union, and also
Canada. Mexico and Cuba, about
Ihe 1954 convention." said Bill
Palmer, general chairman.
"It looks like our 25th anniver
sary convention will be the biggest
ever," Palmer said.
On top of the reports that there
."ould be a targe crowd, the general
officers were elated over their dis- j
tovery the past weekend of a ngw
25-acre patch of "beautiful and
"It was a new patch, and the
prettiest we ever saw." said Parker,
as the tops were now 10 to 12 in
ches high, and would be fully ma
tured by the 16th. Ned Moody has
been named in charge of the pick
ing crew, and will gather 50 bush
els for the convention feast.
Membership tickets, which cover
the luncheon, went on sale today.
The membership cards are avail
able at the Chamber of Commerce
here. Cagle Furniture Company.
Clyde, and Parker's Drive In, Can
Will Pay Visit
Waynesville has been included
on the itinerary of the burgomast
er i mayori of Haamsted. Holland,
who arrived in New York this week
to thank the people of four Ameri
can communities for their aid to
his town in the flood of February,
Reinier J. H. Roell and his wife,
Maria, arrived by ocean liner for
a three-month stay in the United
(See Dutch Mayor?Page 8)
Hub Cap, Neat Deductions
Trap Hit-And-Run Driver
Hit and run cases are about the
toughest that the State Highway
Patrol have to contend with, but
Patrolmen Harold Dayton and YV
It. Wooten apprehended one hit
and run driver yesterday only an
hour and a half after receiving a
report of the incident.
A single clue?a hub cap?and
some neat deducting led to the so
lution of the case. It happened
On receiving a call from Oar
lard B. I'ressley, who lives a half
mile east of Canton, that the truck
he drives had been struck early
Wednesday morning while parked
off the highway in front of his
home, the patrolmen investigated
and found only ode clue: a hub
They took this hub cap to a
Canton garage and learned that it
came from a 1940 Pontiac. How
ever, believing that a hit and run
driver would not have his vehicle
repaired in Canton, the patrolmen
started investigating several ga
rages in the Bethel area.
At one garage, the operator said
| he know a boy who had a 1940
I'ointac and suggested that the
i oh Jeers check his car.
Wooten and Dayton went to the
individual's residence and learned
' from his parents that lie had been
j out late the night before in his car
They then went to the PhillipsviJIe
; section of Canton where the boy |
: was working and saw that the ve
: hide, as suspected, was missing a !
hub cap and was damaged on its
After being confronted with the i
evidence, Carroll Louis Mease,
about 21. of the Woodrow com- j
munlty, admitted being the driver
of the vehicle that sideswiped
Pressely's truck. lie has been
charged by the patrolmen with j
leaving the scene of an accident
and released under $500 bond foi
a hearing Saturday morning before
Canton Justice of the Peace Kajph
The truck, driven by Pressley, is 1
owned by Jack Abbott. Damage to
I it was estimated at $250. and to
the Pontiac at $100.
of Pi?ron, i* a candidal* for
mrmhrr of hoard of romiTil?lon
IN RACE ? Will aril "\ndv"
Moody, h a candidate for mrm
bor of thr roiintv hoard of rdu
APPLE BLOSSOM TIME in llaywood. with
thousands of trees loaded with blooms. Some
trees in higher elevations are just getting into
full bloom, while others at lower elevations are
shedding tht'ir white petals. These are some of
the 23,000 trees in Barber's Orchard, showing a
J. R. Tippett
S. S. Cassell
James Holier! Tippett of Frank- '
| lin. a 1952 graduate of N. C. State
[ College, will become an assistant
; county agent here April 30, replac- ,
ling Steve Cassell. who has resigned,
according to an announcement h>
, County Agent Wayne I,. Franklin. .
Mr. Cassell. who replaced Turner
L. Cat hey as an assistant agent last ?
September, is resigning effective
next Friday, to accept a position
as field representative for the
Southwest Virginia Cooperatives of
Mr. Cassell came to Haywood
county from Milledgeville. Ga
where he was engaged in farming
Prior to that, he served with TV A
. for five years and for the Agricul
tural Extension Service in Virginia j
I lor eight years. He.is a native of
; Wythe County. Va.. and a graduate
of Virginia Polytechnic institute.
[ While here, Mr. Cassell has work
ed with the county's Community
i Development Program organi/.a
JAMES WORKKT TITEETT 1
To Explain Aid
Miss DeBrayda Fisher, manager -
of I he Waynesville Employment Se- 1
rurity Commission office .and Mrs i
Doyle 1) Alley, secretary of the
North Carolina National Park and
Parkway Commission, left here I
today to attend a meeting of the t
North Carolina Employ-the-Physi-1
The meeting will be held in the
oil ice of Governor William 11. Urn
stead Friday at 10:30 a in., with
members of the state commission,
and other state officials present. i
State Chairman ?! U Hose of
Greenville. North Carolina, has in
vited Mrs Alley, chairman, and
Miss Fisher, vice chairman, of the
local Employ the Physically Handi
capped Committee to present a re
port on the work being done in
Haywood county In the program for
training and employment of handi
Special interest has been indi
cated in the "Mountain-Made
Crafts" project sponsored by local i
agencies and civic groups. This
project, located on Church St. in
Waynesville. is the small craft
center where several handicapped
workers have been trained and are
now making attractive ladles' nylon
hendbags woven on old-fashioned
loom* Different designs of ttje
hags will be taken to the meeting
for display and during the morning
session cm Friday. Mr. Hose has
arranged to have one of the bags
presented to Mrs. Umstead, wife of
At Army Camp
Master Sergeant Charles Brown, j
35. son of Mrs. Wiley Donaldson |
of Canton, whs fatally shot Tues-;
day In an accident at Fort Camp
lie was serving with the 11th
Airborne Division of the ?75th
Field Artillery and had been in j
the service since 1940
Army officials advised the fami
ly that Brown was accidentally
hot at the ramp.
Brown had heen stationed there
since returning from Korea in
Surviving, in addition to the
mother, are the widow, Mrs. Madge
Moore Brown; two daughters.
\nila and Sandra of the home
three brothers, Rov of Canton.
Fred of Brevard and Carl of Cov
ington, Ky.: and the stepfather
Wiley Donaldson of Canton
Funeral arrangements will be
annotim d hj Ct. ford Fi r rat
"Milestones to Successful Living"
will be the theme of the annual
county rally of members of Future
Itcmcmakcrs of America clubs at
Clyde High School at 7 p.m. Fri
Principal features of the program
will be a talk by the Rev. Archie
Graham, pastor of the llazelwood
Presbyterian Church; fashion show,
and installation of olTieers.
Following registration at 6 30,
an opening ceremony will lie con
ducted b\ Pauline Shepherd ot
bethel, retiring president Tnen
will follow the Invocation by Arby
Jn Jones of Waynesville; welcome
by Judy Presslcy, president of the
Clyde 'FlfA; "relaxer" songs, led by
Shirley Stanley of Clyde; fashion
show, with Hheba Curtis of Canton
as commentator; tap dance by John
Medfoid of Clyde: installation of
officers. judges report on the fash
ion show, and Closing ceremony.
New FIIA county council officers
Miss Presslcy ol Clyde, presi
dent; Barbara Burnett of Bethel,
vice president; Nancy Long of Way
nesville. secretary; Nancy Sue
llipi is of C.inton, treasurer; Martha
Matthews of Crabtree-Iron Duff,
historian, and Novilla Itector of
Fines Creek, song leader.
Miss Lois Buckner of Waynes
ville High School is council advisor.
East Waynesville School PTA lias
joined the growing list of county
o< ganizations which favor the con
struction of a new health center.
A resolution to that effect was
adopted Tuesday night at the Fast
Waynesville PTA meeting, pre
sided over by Mi s Roberta Walker.
The meeting also included a talk
by the Rev. T. E. Unbilled pastor
ol the First Raptist Church, and
"open house" to show parents re
tent improvements which have
been made at Hie school.
Wardrobe curtains in the class
looms and five tables in the lunch
rooms have been purchased with
PTA contributions, while painting
has been done in the auditorium
v illi county funds.
About 80 members of the WT1IS
music department left this morning
ill two husses, for a two-day stay
in Greensboro attending the State
Wide Mimic Contest.
Tonight, at 7:20. the 2-year-old
orchestra will compete in the Class
Two division of orchestras, and 011
Friday night, at 9 o'clock, the con
cert band will play, defending their
four-year-old title of superior In
grade six?the highest division in
A large group of parents and
students were on hand at Wight this
morning to see the musicians olf.
Robert A. Campbell, assistant
director, was in charge, together
with Mrs. R. N. Barber, Jr.. who
is assisting the students with string
instruments in the orchestra.
Charles lsley, department director,
left Monday with a group of the
chorus to participate in the chorus
clinic and concert. There is 110
state contest in the chorus division.
The 80 musicians which left this
morning plan to leave Greensboro
alHiut nine Saturday morning, ar
riving here about four in the after
j In the past, as the band made a
superior rating, a large delegation
! from here met the bus at the Hay
! wood-Buncombe line, and escorted
them into town.
The orchestra is composed of the
following: Sara Abel, Betty Ann
Aiken, Joe Jack Atkins, Hetty Bal
entine, Marie Marrett, Kay Boyd,
Charles Bridges. Shirley Bridges,
Brenda Buckner, Roy Callahan,
Daryll Cagle, Wayne Chase. Gail
Cnmlin, Carolyn Gaddls, Eddie
Uamour. Millie Franklin, Barbara
1' PhylM* Davis, Charles Dean,
. Eileen Gerringer. Buster Green,
Delores Hembree. Mary Ada Hen
son. Hetty lloglan, Gail Kirkpat
tick, Betty Liner. Wanda Hipps,
I'asty Holder. Pauline Inman. Bar
bara Jones. Sam Lane. Janet Mil
ner. Nancy Noland. Sylvia Newell.
Sara Reeves, Agnes Jane Holier
son, Dale Rogers, Ann Huff. Phylis
j Huff. Marguerite Russ, Jack Slier,
' Mildred Smith, Don Shaw, Everetto
Styles. Maurice Styles, Dot Swayn
Beverly Teague, Terrell Teague.
The members of the orchestra
v 111 leave Greensboro early Satur
i day morning, arriving here about
four o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Members of the concert band are:
Judy Abbott, Betty Barber,
Jeanne Bradley, Betty Brendle.
Charles Bridges. Shirley Bridges,
Daryll Cagle, Hoy Callahan. Wayne
Chase, Str/anne Curry. Eddie Da
mour, llarhara Davis. Phyllis Davis,
Charles Dean, Salinda Dieus.
Eileen Gerringer. Buster Green,
Noel llale. Dale Hall, Laurie Han
nah, Wanda Hlpps, Palsy Holder,
Pauline Inman, Barbara Jones,
Pasty Jones, Florence McBride,
Kathryn McCracken, Ann McCrack
| < n, JoJaek McEvov, Milton Massoy,
| Sue Morgan. Sylvia Newell, Bar
I bara Nichols, Janet Parker, Ann
Mary Reeves, Peggy Reeves,
Marguerite Russ, Donavon Scruggs,
Don Shaw, Everette Styles. Maur ice
Styles. Elizabeth Sumtnerrow,
George Williamson. Stanley Wil
liamson, George Wilson, Henry
Wilson, Florence Bowles, Joe
Walker and Bruce Clark.
Miss Sara Jane Garrison, stu
lent at Western Carolina College,
spept the Easter holidays with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Gar
Maggie Sez: Don t Miss
Our Meeting Friday Night
The long-awaited master plan for
the future development of Maggie
Valley will he revealed Friday
night at a public meeting at 6 30
p.m. at Maggies School.
The development plan lo be dis
cussed Friday nigh' has been drawn
up by the city and regional plan
ning department of the University
of N'oith Carolina, and has been
under preparation for the past IS
Supper will be served at 6:30
p rn. in the school cafeteria by the
Maggie PTA to be followed by a
business meeting at 7:30 The price
of the meal will he $1.25.
Those attending the supper have
been asked to contact D. L. Sum
mcy. PTA president, or Norvllle
lingers. Maggie School principal,
or leave wr.rd at any Mcggle Val
ley store or service station.
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