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? YEAR NO. 33 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYMESVUXB, If. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 2*. 1|?4 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
PS?Ves, this is a bunch of ramps?llayvvood variety These
bout half grown. The broad leaves are about 12 inches long,
the bulb-like roots are similar to young onions?in looks,
?r stronger in odor. (Mountaineer Photo).
labtree Places First
I County FHA Rally
tree-Iron DuIT High School
off with three first places
o second places in the an
shion show held during the
rally of Future Homemak
America chapters at Clyde
ly behind, in second place,
yde. with two firsts and one
tesville and Canton each
te flrst place, while Bethel
fcs Creek each had one sec
Is clothes: Joan Banks of
first: and Mary Virginia
of Fines Creek, second,
t clothes: Louise Best of
fe-Iron DufT. first; and Bar
lesser of Bethel, second.
?1 clothes: Barbara Rogers
'?nesville. first; and Claudia
erguson of Crabtree-Iron
n review: Geraldine Norrfs
Hon, first; and Mary Etta
of Clyde, second,
and-toppers: Doris Kins
f Crabtree-Iron DufT, first;
bil Bradshaw of Crabtree
dresses: Joanna McCracken
c, first: and Eula Jo Stamey
'nS gowns; Frances Emma
of Crabtree-Iron DufT. first;
>rtha .Mathews of Crabtree
(cs for the fashion show
?rs James Killian of Way
Mrs. Grace Robinson of
?nd Mrs Otis Stepp of Can
'be commentator was Reba
Iber major event in the coun
ra"v was the installation
I ressley of Clyde, presi
"rliara Burnett of Bethel,
cs'dent; Nancy Long of Way
p secretary; Nancy Hipps of
'? treasurer; Martha Mathews
! 0 historian; and No
f'tor of Fines Creek, song
'ded on the program were:
ceremony by Pauline
B of Bethel, retiring presi
nvocatipn by Arby Jo Jones
tesville, retiring vice presi
o call and minutes of the
f mg by Martha Poindexter
?h, retiring secretary; talk
wstone to Successful Liv
? he Rev. Archie Graham,
Crabtree FHA?Page 6)
Now postal regulations and pro
I posals for increasing the rates on
first class mail and airmail were
discussed by Postal Inspector Ken
neth Brown at a meeting of the
j 12th North Carolina district of the
National Postmasters Association
at Long's Chapel Methodist Church.
Lake Junaluska. Saturday night.
Mr. Brown explained that the
postal rate increases, if adopted by
Congress, would raise the cost of
j first class mail from-three to four
cents and air mail from six to seven
The inspector added that the
first concern of postmasters, how
i ever, must be in giving the best
pessible mail service to the public.
The state president of the Post
masters Association. James H. Mc
Kinzie of Salisbury, talked about
the coming state meeting of post
masters at Kontana Village in June.
The meeting, attended by about
40 postmasters and their guests,
j included an opening prayer and
I greetings by Admiral W. N. Thomas
J of Lake Junaluska.
Opens In State
A voluntary, free automobile in
spection program started through
out the state today under the spon
sorship of the Carolina Safety
The program has the backing of
I both Governor Umstead and Ed
ward Scheidt, commissioner of
Among the more than 700 ga
rages participating in the free in
spection program is the Waynes
ville Motor Sales agency on Main
The voluntary inspection will
cover brakes, steering, lights, tires,
windshields, wipers and horns.
Scheidt has authorized the issuing
Of green stickers which can be
pasted on windshields for cars
passing the inspection.
The 1949 Legislature made motor
vehicle inspection compulsory. But
the 1951 Legislature voted it out
and the 1953 General Assembly re-1
fused to review it.
T. A. Williams of Greensboro,
safety league chairman, said that
although no law requires the
league's inspection, it will prove
valuable in "peace of mind" to the
Fairview CDP To Meet I
Tonight At Hazelwood
The Fairview CDP will meet at
7 30 tonight at Hazelwood School,
it has been announced.
The program will include a talk
by County Agent Wayne L. Frank
lin on "Home Gardening," and
color slides to be shown by R. C
Sheffield, manager of the Havwood
Electric Membership Corp.
y oloudy and rather warm
Tuesday with widely scat
af,ernoon and evening
'?i Wayncsvllle temperature
,ed by the State Test Farm
Ma*. Mill. Pree.
? 53 ?
f 77 50 1.04
: 75 47 .01
5 - 78 80 ?
Chamber Of Commerce
Banquet Set Wednesday
The annual banquet of the j
luska Chamber of Commerce will
be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at
Central Elementary School, with
Reuben B Robertson. Sr , of Ham
ilton. Ohio, chairman of the board
of directors of the Champion Paper
and Fibre Company, as principal
speaker. ~ < 4
Arrangements are being made to
accommodate 500 at the event. In
addition to regular members of the i
Chamber of Commerce and some
35 guests invited from other cities,
a number of Waynesville area civic
clubs will attend the banquet in a
body in lieu of having their an
The program will include:
Welcome by John N. Johnson,
president of the Chamber: singing
of "America" led by Charles L.
Isley. Jr.. director of music at
Waynesville High School; invoca
tion by I)r. James W. Fowler, sup
erintendent of the Lake Junaluska
Methodist Assembly: introduction
of guests by David F. Felmet. part
ner in the Kilpatrick-Fclmet In
surance Agency; presentation of the
speaker by Jonathan H. Woody,
president of the First National
Bank, and address by Mr. Robert
The committee chairmen for
the banquet are:
Dr. Boyd Owen, general arrange- ]
ments; C. C. Walker, ticket sales,
and Charles E. Ray, reception.
The dinner will be served by
the Central School cafeteria stall'
and served by members of the
Waynesville High FHA Club. Dec
orations will be provided by the
'Officers of the Waynesville-llaz
elwood-Lake Junaluska Chamber
of Commerce for 1954 are:
John N. Johnson, president: Jon
athan 11. Woody, vice president;
Dr. Boyd Owen, past president; M.
R. Whisenhunt. treasurer, and Mrs.
1F. H. Marley, acting secretary.
I Directors arc;
W. A. Bradley. R. N. Barber.
Jr.. I.. K. Barber. Joe C Cline.
John Carver, H. M. Dulin. Paul
i Davis. Lawrence Davis, L. K. De
j Vous. Kenneth Fry. G. C. Fergu
j son. Rev. James W. Fowler. Carl
; Henry. J. L. Kilpatrick. H. P.
McCarrolI, D. R Noland. W. C.
j Russ, Heinz Rollman, Charles E
Ray. Ralph Summerrow. H.ve
] Sheptowitch. and C. G. Thompson.
To Meet Here At
10 On Wednesday
The registrars of the 29 precincts
of the county will meet here Wed
nesday morning, at 10, to get the
precinct books and materials to be
The announcement was made to
day by VV. G. Byers, chairman of
the board of elections.
Registration for the May primary
will begin Saturday. May first, from
nine o'clock until sunset for three
consecutive Saturdays. A voter may
register at any time after nine
Saturday, upon seeking the regis
Revival Services To Be
Held At Cove Creek
Revival services will be held at
the Cove Creek Baptist Church
j each night next week, beginning
| Sunday. May 2. at 7:30 p.m.
The Rev. Carl Cook, pastor of
| the church, and the Rev. Wayne
Wiliett will deliver the messages.
The public is Invited to attend
SPEAKER ? Reuben B. Robert
son. chairman of the hoard of
Champion Paper and Fibre
Company, will be the speaker at
the annual Chamber of Com
merce banquet at Central Ele
mentary School Wednesday
Fire Run Made
A potentially serious fire1 at Crab
| tree-Iron DufT School in a utility
j room 011 the first floor was averted
Friday morning by the use of a
small hose at the school.
The Waynesville fire department
| was summoned, but the fire was oul j
when the truck arrived. The dam-1
. age w as negligible.
Both Fire Chief Felix Stovall and I
Principal Fred Saflord said they I
believed the fire was started from
careless handling of matches or by
a lighted cigarette butt.
The Hazel wood firemen were
called to extinguish a small roof
fire ?tt Unagusta about 2:30 Friday
afternoon. The damage was slight,
Program To Be
At Rock Hill
A commencement program will
I be presented at the Rock Hill
School, Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m.
The primary grades will give a
play, "Peter Rabbit Brings Spring."
and an operetta. "Cinderella." will
' t.e presented by the elementary
Members of the school faculty
j are directing the program.
First Arrival Of
Baby Week Wins
$15 In Nice Gifts
Mrs. Ellen Strickland, owner of
Ellen's Children's Shop in Waynes
ville. announced the winner of the
National Baby Week "first baby
<ontest" as the Mountaineer went
to press today.
An eight pound, 4 ounce son was
born to Mr. and Mrs. James Fish
of Canton. Route 2, at 1:59 p m.
Monday at the Haywood County
Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Fish have
four other sons.
The baby will receive a complete
layette from Ellen's valued at
$15.00. The contest was sponsored
by Ellen's in observance of National
WTHS Orchestra Makes
Top Rating In Contest
A motorcade of about 35 vehicles '
met the 80 members of the WTHS
concert hand and orchestra Satur- 1
day afternoon as they returned
from the state contest held in
Accompanied by Wayhesville and
Hazelwood police cars, and highway
pr.trol. and assisted by the Canton
police department, the motorcade
met the musicians Just west of the
Haywood-Buncombe line, and es
corted them to the high school As
the motorcade passed through
Waynesvllle the fire siren was
sounded as an additional welcome
| to the student musicians. The j
Hazelwood sirene also greeted the
The orchestra on Thursday night
won a rating of superior as they
played for the first time in a state
The concert band on Friday |
received a rating of excellent as
they played in the top, or grade
six division. This is the first time
i.i four years that the concert band
failed to make a rating of superior.
Lenoir and Greensboro retained
their rating of superior in this di
Both musical groups played und
er the direction of Charles Isley,
director of the music department.
The musicians went down Thurs
day morning in two buses, fine bus
was chaperoned by Robert A.
Campbell, assistant director of the
music department, and the other
bus by Mrs. Richard Barber. Jr..
who has been assisting with in
structions on the string Instruments
in the orchestra.
Many parents and patrons in
addition to the motorcade, were on
hand to greet the musicians at the I
Master Plan Is Disclosed For
Development Maggie Area
Citizens of Maggie community
expressed considerable interest and
enthusiasm Friday night as they
got the first "look-in" on the pro- j
posed master community plan for
The plans, made by the Com
munity And City Planning Class of
the University of North Carolina. i
was the result of 1H months of hard
work. 011 the part of students, pro- \
fessors, and civic leaders of the i
Five large charts on the stage '
were explained by the different j
members of the class, and the plan
and purpose of each phase of the
proposed development program.
Three acres were proposed for
commercial use; two acres for mo
tels and hotels: a large residential
area north of the highway, includ
ing park facilities, as well as a
modern water and sewage system
A highway parallel to U. S. 19
is one of the major proposals, and
on this, would be commercial areas. '
to provide for more parking and !
less congestion for through traffic j
'Hie long-range program would
also move the school near the resi
dential section in the years to
Citizens of the valley were told
bv the professional planners to
'strive for something unique"?
gel something different that will
attract people, and cause theltl to
want to stop and remain in the
valley for a time.
1 Another feature of the proposal
is that the shopping center would
be compact, which would permit
visitors to cover the various shops
in a minimum of walking time.
Also included in tile proposal is I
a community center, that would be '
composed of an outdoor theatre, art |
center, craft center and pottery
making. "These things would at
tract tourists," the citizens were
It was pointed out that a plann- J
ed community costs less in the long
run than it does to try to make ex
pensive corrections later.
One of the matters stressed was
for the community to decide now 1
what lands would be for munici- |
pality purposes, and set it aside,
end not wait until the land is con
verted to other uses.
The matter of incorporating came
up. and it was pointed out that if
a charter was to he granted that
it would have to be done in the
1955 session of the legislature, or
wait until 1957.
Another feature stressed was that
a beautification program would he
started now, with landscaping as a !
basic feature. "Put on a good
front" it was stressed.
Ross Caldwell, one of the lead- i
crs of the valley, told the owners
of property not to sell everything
now. hut to hold a little in order
to reap the benefits of the increase
iovalues which would come with1
the fulfillment of the development
The displays will he put in glass
frames and be on permanent exhi
bition In the school, with facilities
made for getting to them through- I
out the year.
Hefore the master plan itself was
disclosed, brief Remarks were made
by a number of officials and other
George Stephens of the Stephens
Press at Asheville. one of the orig
inators of the proposal for a mast
er plan at Maggie, asserted that the
village will become a sparkplug
and showplace to open the eyes of
all Western North Carolina."
A. J Gray of TVA explained that j
a proposed federal housing bill
| provides for state or regional plan
ning assistance such as Maggie oh- j
lained from the University of North 1
| Herbert Hudson, manager of
TVA properties in this region, com
mented that planning is no fad and
is not new. He added that plan
ning is only a step, not a final plan,
and is a constantly growing thing
James Guy of TVA, cautioned
that . "little flood hazards does
exist" in Maggie Valley, but said
that a study is being made on the
matter now by TVA authorities,
who will release their findings
within a month or so.
Chief Saunook of Cherokee
pointed out that his town is "in
the same shoes as Maggie" and
offered Cherokee's assistance in
carrying out Maggie's master plan
John N .Johnson, president of
the Waynesvllle-Hazelwood - l.ake
(See Maggie Plan?Page "I
WIDE INTEREST in the development plans for
Maggie Community was shown at the meeting
Friday night by these representatives from a
wide area. I.eft to right: Hoss Caldwell, member
of the Maggie Committee: Chief Ossie Saunook.
of Cherokee: John N. Johnson, president Cham
ber of Commerce: W. J. "Bill" Slone. mayor of
Canton, and Carl llenry, enteral chairman Mas
Girls Win In
Two of the 27 winners in this |
year's high school creative writing
contest are seniors of WavnesvIHe
The contest was sponsored by
the North Carolina English Teach
er's Association. The winners were
announced from Duke University.
Waynesville's winners were Jes
sie Alexander and Sylvia Newell
Twenty - seven students were
named winners, and 41 received
honorable mention. Both the win
ning selections and the names of
students who received honorable
mention have just been published
in a special student issue of the
"North Carolina English Teacher."
journal of the Association.
The winning entries were select
ed from a total of 435 stories, !
poems and essays submitted bv
high school students throughout
the Slate, contest director Dr
Fiancis E Bowman of the Duke j
English department said.
Is Head Of
Charles Stamey was ejected pres
ident of the Bethel Chapter. Future
Farmers of America, at a meeting'
last week. Edwin Terrell, acting
agriculture teacher and FFA ad- ,
visor, has announced
Other officers elected were
Stanley Swayngim. vice president:
Troy Hargrove, secretary; Vincent J
Hall, treasurer; T. I,. Riddle, re- ;
porter; and Max Burnette, sen
Terrell also announced that the
beef cattle judging team Is com
posed of Charles Stamey, fJuy
Mease, Troy Hargrove and Max
T. L. Riddle. David Vance, Jun
ius Mashburn. and Jack Sellers, al
ternate. are members of the dairy
cattle judging team.
Two Bound Over
To July Court
('onstihlf Clarence "Foxy" Ed
wards, and Monroe Cope were
bound over to the July term of
Superior Court at a hearing here
! Saturday So large was the crowd
jthat Justice of Peace Johnny Ker?
! guson had to move to the main
< ourt room. The crowd filled the
The evidence showed that Ed
wards went to arrest Cope because
lhe latter was drunk. After search
ing Cope. F.dwards was knocked
down, and then proceeded to use
Ids blackjack to subdue Cope.
The Justice of the Peace bound
both over to court under a bond
of $100 each. Constable Edwards
did not have a warrant for Cope
at the time of the affray, it was
pointed out by Justice of Peace
180 Gallons Tennessee
Moonshine Caught Early
This Morning At Cove Creek
A panel truck, with 180 gallons
of hon-tax paid liquor was caught
about six o'clock this morning, four
miles north of Cove Creek Gap,
on Highway 284.
Patrolman H. Dayton and Deputy
Sheriff Gene Howell, met the truck
and the driver. Charles Edward
.Justice, of route two. Cosby. Tenr?.,
.lumped and ran into the woods.
justice left the truck without
applying the brakes firmly, and the
vehicle began to roll and turned
over on a slight embankment. The
truck was not damaged and none
of the 30 cases of half-gallon jars
filled with liquor were broken.
Patrolman Dayton stayed with
the truck, and Deputy Howell gave
chase to Justice. The fleeing man
lost his shoes in the chase, and
only one was found. Deputy Howell
'oon nabbed Justice, and brought
him and one shoe to jail. Bond
was set at $2,000.
Justice said he owned the li
quor. and the 1047 GMC panel
truck. He said he was to meet
someone at the gap of the moun
tain. but refused to say where the
illegal cargo was headed
The liquor has been stored in
the court house and will be poured
down the drain soon.
Truck Turns Over, No
One Hurt In Accident
Cpl. Pritchard Smith and Pa
trolman V. K. Bryson investigated
a truck which turned over in
Pigeon. They found no injuries
1 and little damage to the vehicle.
In Dairy Judging
Meet At Murphy
Crabfree-lron Duff's dairy judg
ing team won first place fn the j
Nontahala Federal ion contest at
Murphy last week.
The beef judging team placed
Tin; dairy team is composed of
Torninj Kirkpatrick. high scorer on
the local team and second high
corer in the district in dairy judg
ing. and George Kirkpatrick and
llarley Caldwell The beef judg
ii.g team is composed of Steven ,
Walker, high scorer on the local i
team and third high in the district. ]
The Nantahala Federation is
composed of high school Future J
farmers in all schools west of
Haywood county. Sixteen teams ?
were entered in the contest at!
Murphy. The local teams were ac- j
companied by ft. F. Neshitt, agri-!
Ted SJackpoie of Hazel wood,
district sales manager for the
Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Hay-1
wood. Jackson. Macon, Swain and
TransjIvania Counties. ;s now at-j
teding a five-day school in ad
vanced sales management at the
i Hotel Hubert K. Dee, according to
\V. A. White, vice president in
charge of sales.
134 Acres Of County Land
Burned In Fires Last Week
Proper procedures preliminary lo ~
the burning of brush and starting | (
of other fires were outlined Satur- I ,
ciay by It E. Caldwell.' county fire |
warden, who reported that flay- ?
wood lost approximately 134 acres
bv fires las) Tuesday.
fine blare burned 7(1 acres
another 48 acres, and a third 10
acres All were going at the same
time Tuesday. Mr. Caldwell said.
Before starting any fires, county
residents should: ,
I. Obtain a burning permit.
'2 Notify the Chambers Mountain
3 Notify the neighbors.
4 Take pretentions that the fire
does not spread.
Mr. Caldwell warned that fire
hazards are acute at this time of
year, and added that when blazes
do occui in the spring they des
troy all living vegitatinn.
The Imst lime to burn hursh Is
at dusk on days when there is no
I wind, the fire warden stated.
' Whenever fires do occur, the
Chambers Mountain fire tower
should be notified immediately, Mr.
Caldwell said. t
(Thin Information com
piled from Record* of
State Hlfhway Patrol.)