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lederal Funds Sought For Pigeon River Road
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|inton Officials To Get Viaduct Plans Saturdau
The Mountaineer learned at
noon today that the completed
plans and specifications for the
proposed Canton viaduct would be
presented to Canton officials some
time Saturday afternoon.
Harry Buchanan, Highway Com
missioner of the 14th district, said
he was scheduled to confer with
K. Getty Browning, chief locating
engineer, via telephone in Haleigh
tonight, and complete plans for
the Saturday meeting.
Commissioner Buchanan said all
the details of the viaduct were
completed, and the new engineer's
plans showed in detail the exact
route proposed for the viaduct.
I.ast October a general route
plan was submitted to the citizens
of Canton in a general mass meet
ing The alignment, according to
Commissioner Buchanan, is just
about the same as presented at
the October meeting.
"Our greatest problem has been
right at the top of the hill ? to
keep from sliding off onto the
Southern Railway tracks, and to
give enough room to enter Church
Street, and leave enough room for
the Methodist church It has been
a tight squeeze, but it looks like
that has been worked out satis
factorily by the engineers," the
commissioner said. He did not go
Governor Uinstead appropriate
ed $750,000 out of highway sur
plus funds for the project last fall.
The viaduct would be part of
the cross?town highway so design
ed to help solve the conjection on
the present streets of Canton.
"Just as soon as the four-lane
highway from the west, is opened
about July 15th, the situation is
going to be teriffic on Canton
Streets, Commissioner Buchanan
ILod Democrats will hold
[meetings at all 29 of the
Lin the county on Saturday
precinct will name a pre
Lnmittee. composed of five.
Imittee must be made up of
jen and two women,
[ommittee then will name
[cinct chairman, who will
a member of the county
rs B McCrary, chairman of
pvood Democratic Execu
nmittee. said that the pre
tetings were important, and
is there that our county
atic organization begins."
ay 15th. the County Demo
invention will be held at
rt house and all the newly
precinct chairmen will go
cutive session and name a
chairman for a two-year
iry has served as chairman
past four years.
blic speaking contest will
(luring the monthly 4-H
unty council meeting at 10
urday in the courtroom, ac
to an announcement by
inChilders and Cecil Wells,
and girl winners in the
contest will participate in
rict elimination meet in
e June 29.
?rs will be chosen by a vote
ounty council members.
^ow In Bloom
tain cround flowers such as
owy white trilliums and
11 are now in bloom at
levations. according to ob
'bell will be at its best in
o Gap area during the first
teks of May, while peak
ie of shadbush is expected
r about the middle of this
Effect On County
Has Been Slight
Cold weather this week has
had no marked effect on farm
crops in llaywood County al
though frost may have reused
some slight damage.
The county farm agent's of
fice reported that it had receiv
ed no complaints of frost dam
age, while the ASC office said
that any damage which might
have hecn caused would be light.
Barber's Orchard reported
that the cold spell caused little
or no damage.
About Setting Out
Health Sanitarian Jack Arring
ton today warned county residents
against placing poisoned food out
doors where children may pick it
He also reminded the public that
it is against the law to poison other
persons' dogs or cats.
Mr. Arrirtgton said that, follow
ing the death of a dog owned by
Mrs. David Cabe on Meadow St.. a
piece of poisoned meat was found
by a neighbor. Mrs. Troy Smith,
?in her lawn.
ft was described as a wiener
which had -been slit to contain a
quantity of a white powder resem
bling strychnine, a deadly poison.
The wiener has been sent to the
state laboratory at Raleigh for
Mr. "Arrington also urged the
public to take care in the placing
of poison against rats, moles and
Chamber of Commerce
Board Meets Tuesday
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
; Tuesday night for the monthly
g Warden Reports 512
ywood Dogs Destroyed
County Since October
the past six months. 512
^Bogs have been destroyed
B> Haywood, and 25 other*
^Bew homes, according to the
H filed by Ernest Chambers.
? dog warden, with the board
Bibers look over his duties
?ember, and that month des
Bl20 dogs The 'next hmh
Bmh was April when the roc
Bowed 106. The December
Bwas 54; January 91; Febru
? and March 73.
? commissioners said Chaitt
?as doing an excellent job
?Allison said: "He is the best
? In the county."
Babers was assigned his duties
Bhe provision of a law passed
? 1B51 General Assembly,
^pas nired following an out
1 break of rabies last fall, which re
sulted in the imposition of a coun
| ty-wide quarantine on dogs. Dur
' ing a period of several months. 10
eases of rabies were reported.
The situation was brought under
control by the latter part of De
cember and a 90-day quarantine
was lifted on March 27th. How
ever. another rabies case was re
ported in Canton in early April
and a quarantine was put on in
the Canton area. Later in the
month, a girl and two women on
thb Dutch Cove road were bitten
by a rabid doc and arc undergoing
A series of clinics are now be
ing conducted by veterinarians to
have all dogs in the county vacci
nated against rabies. Owners who
fail to have this done are liable to
prosecution under state law.
"?what warmer .today. Friday,
c oudiness and a little warm
ci?I Waynesviile temperature!
??ed by the State Teat Farm.
Ma*. Min. Prec.
75 60 .24
63 35 .10
50 31 ?
Joe C. Cline. partner in the '
j Cline-Bradley Hardware Co.. Hazel
j wood, has been elected as the new
president of the Waynesville Lions
J ( tub succeeding Wayne L. Frank
I lin, county farm agent.
Other new officers are:
Ernest Edwards, first vice presi- I
dent: R. L. Hurgin. Jr., second vice
president; Dr. James Fender, third
, vice president; Itay Ellis, secretary, j
|Glenn Brown, assistant secretary;!
J. H. Howell, Jr., treasurer; John
NesbiU, lion tamer; M. R. Whisan- ;
! hunt and Charles MeCuiston. tail j
twisters: Roy 1'arkman and Her- j
bert Angel, directors for two years. !
and J. B. Siler, director for one
New officers will be installed on
j Thursday, July 1.
By Big Log
A logging accident on Fines
Creek Tuesday afternoon claimed
j the life of Henry Frank JVlcElroy. i
i fill, and painfully injured David
Noland, 20. -
Officers said the freak accident
McElroy and Noland were cut
ling logs on the .Noland farm, when i
a heavy virgin log which was well i
anchored on the steep hillside slip
ped loose and began crashing down
on the two men.
McElroy was knocked uncon
scious. and Noland was pinned
down by the heavy weight. Noland j
called for heln. which did not hear I
his cries until 45 minutes later. He
directed rescuers to get McElroy
to the hospital and then come back
with heavy-duty jacks and lift the
logs off Noland.
Both were rushed to the Hay
wood County Hospital, where Mc
Elroy died early Wednesday morn
X-Rays showed Noland suffered
a fractured pelvis bone, and a bad
| ly shattered leg. He was resting
as well as could be expected at
! noon today.
Noland had volunteered for ser
vice. and was scheduled to leave
Monday for induction in the army.
He and McElroy were cutting tim
ber to be used in the construction
of a home for Noland after he re
I turned from service. They plan-I
I ned to have the timber cut. and lei
it dry thoroughly before building
McElroy had been employed on
the Noland dairy farm for many1
Noland is the son of Mr. and
(See Man Killed?Page Six)
Along Political Fronts
More Calls For Absentee
Ballots Than Expected
More men and women in ser
vice are calling for primary absen
tee ballots than was anticipated,
election officials said today.
No one can vote absentee in a
primary except men and women in
service, and "Service-connected
civilians" The term service-con
ncted civilian covers the follow
ing individuals: (1) wives of ser
vicemen residing with their hus
bands outside the countries in
which their husbands have per
manent residence: I2< civilians at
tached to and serving outside the
United States with the armed forc
es of the United States; and '3?
discharged disabled war veter
ans in government hospitals.
Speculation As To
There is speculation in some
quarters that there might be a
second primary in several races
here in Haywood.
There Is that possibility since
there are four and five candidates
in several of the races.
One candidate listening to such
speculation, interrupted and said:
"Say fellows, let's get the first
race over with: some of us might
not be able to live through the
fifst one. let alone a second."
At Ivy Hill
The Hoard of Elections lias an
nounced thai Albert Silcr, original
> ly named as a judge of Ivy Hill,
j will serve as registrar, since Grady
Moody found he could not serve
| as the registrar.
Open 8th And 15th
The registrars of Haywood's 211
J precincts will be at the polls a- \
gain Saturday, and also the 15th
! lor registering those who are qual
j ilied to vote in the Primary.
Persons wanting to register can '
do so by seeing the registrar at
any time, prior to six o'clock Mas j
Two Precincts Without
There are two precincts in Hay
wood's 29 that do not have a
registered Republican C'ata
j looehee, and Fines Creek No. 2.
In these cases, two Democratic
I judges have been named to serve
If a Hepuhlican should register
at either precinct, they could he
' named as the judge of their party.
Haywood Group In Raleigh
To Discuss School Funds
Lawrence Leatherwood. superin
tendent of schools; members of the
Board of Education; C. C. Francis,
chairman of the county commis
sioners. and Rep. Joe Palmer left^
here Wednesday for Raleigh to
I appear before the State Board of
Education in connection with the
distribution of Haywood County's
share of the $50,000,000 school
bond Issue passed last year.
I Mr. Leatherwood disclosed that
Haywood County is to receive $243.
j R38.66 in the "near future." Of
I (hat amount. $74,618.53 will go to
the Canton school district and
$169,220 11 to the remainder of the
While in Raleigh, the Haywood
M'hool officials will confer with
members of (he State Board of
Kducation's committee on school
planning, and the panel on the
allocation of school bond fund.
Man 's Imagination Runs Riot;
And Then Takes To Tall Timber
"Come in a hurry, someone just
threw an axe through my window "
This is what Sheriff Kred Camp
bell heard from an excited voice
as he answered the phone the
He and Deputy Gene Howell hur
ried to the address.
There a man met them and asid
an axe had been hurled through
the window, and almost hit the
Ctlb where his sick baby was sleep
No evidence of an axe could he I
Then the man said it might have 1
heen a rock.
No rock was found.
The officers hegan to look ahout I
a hit more, and with suspicion.
The man left the room, and his <
wife edged over close to the offi
cers and said: "He knocked out the i
window, lie was drunk, and w??,
boating me up. No one threw any
thing He did It In the scuffle "
The sheriff told Deputy Howell
to come back to town and get a
warrant for the man, and they
would put him In Jail for heating
The man jumped ofT the (Kirch
and headed foi the tall timber.
His imagination had done
enough. It was time to leave?
and he did. .
KNEELING at the right is Pvt. Jark Milnrr of llaywood County
and standing at the extreme right is the Army's most celebrated
Private, G. Dovid Schine. former consultant to Senator Joseph
McCarthy. Republican of tViscnsin. Picture was made at Camp
Gordon, Georgia, where Pvt. Miiner and Pvt. Schine were sta
tioned together. Others in the picture are unidentified.
Haywood Soldiers Served
With Schine In Georgia
i To most people the present verb
j al battle between Senator Mc
I Carthy and the Army is more con
! fused than somewhat.
However, a few things are oh-1
vious, such as the fact tllat the!
controversy centers around (1. !
i David Shine, former counsel to
McCarthy, and a picture showing i
Schinc posing with Secretary ot I
the Army Robert Stevens.
In regard to the picture, fire- j
works were touched off by a claim '
that an Arni.v general was "crop
1 ped" or cut off a picture showing
? u J
Schine and Secretary Stevens.
liy a strange coincidence, a pic
ture arrlvd at The Mountaineer
last weekend, showing Schine
posing with two Haywood County
servicemen. Pvt. John H. Mod
ford of Cove Creek and Pvt. Jack
Milner of Wavnesville. Later a
larger print of this shot was ob- j
taincd ? which revealed that the
first picture had been cropped to
eliminate three other soldiers in
Of course there was no ulterior
motives involved in the cropping j
of the photograph sent to The |
Mountaineer, but the general cir- ,
cumstances are. superficially. I
much like those that have been !
aired Icefore a special Senate in- '
vestigating committee in Washing
One picture, which measured j
112 by 2 3/4 inches, was sent to j
The Mountaineer by Pvt. Milner
This particular picture showed
only Schine and the two Haywood
Later, however, a 5 by 7 print
of the picture was obtained from
Pvt. Milner's wile, which showed
a total of six men in the photo- ;
Pvt Milder f letter to The
"Knelosed Is a snapshot of (left
to right i Pvt. John H. Medtord, j
and kneeling is Pvt Jack I) Mil
ner 1 myself) and the gentleman
to the right Is Pvt. G. David
Schine, chief consultant to Senat- !
or McCarthy's investigation staff.
Mr Schine is now a very interest- 1
ing highlight in the McCarthy -!
I' S Army hearing in Washington. !
"Pvt. Medford of Cove Creek
and Pvt Milner of Waynesville met
Mr. Schine at the Military Police
Training Center, Camp Gordon,
Ga We three became very close
friends while training at Camp
"Mr. Schine is a very interesting
person and a strong believer in
aiding the country against com
"This photo was taken altout the
first of March, 1954 It is a snap
shot and not part of a group pic
Interviewed by The Mouhtain
(See Soldier?Page Three?
The May term of Civil Court re
cessed today shortly after noon
until Tuesday morning Judge H
Hoyle Sink, of Greensboro is pre
A number of cases, including
seven divorce eases, were dispos
ed of since court convened Mon
Among th oases heard included:
Pearl Inman. vs. N C Baptist
Hospital, the plaintiff agrees to a
It V. Putnam vs. Harvey L. Hoe
seker. and Wife. Margaret, plain
tiff awarded $180 damages.
State vs. William Howard Cov
ington. plaintiff ordered to pay
$I0t) in hack alimony and to make
monthly payments as previously
Stale vs Mayne M Chambers,
probation revoked, 1-3 year sen
tence in prison ordered carried
State vs Marvin Jenkins, pro
nation revoked, and 9-month sen
Allied Roofing Company vs.
Mack Pace, plaintiff recovered
$700 00. , y
John Allen vs. J. C. Plemmons
el al. nothing recovered.
Approximately HO agricultural I
officials from 15 slates and one for-'
elgn country observed farming
Haywood County style Monday and
The officials county agents, ex-1
tension and Land Grant College
administrators, and TVA supervis- ?
ors?were from states out of the (
Tennessee Valley area. They are J
touring North Carolina. Georgia,
and Tennessee to review the co
operative unit test demonstration
The Out-of-Valle.V tour visited
Haywood. Buncombe and Madison
Counites to get a first-hand picture
of the joint State College-TVA
farm - family demonstration pro-;
gram North Carolina's program,
which endeavors to develop the po-1
tentials of farm and family, is con
sidered the best in the nation, ac
cording to L. G. Allbough, director, i
division of agricultural relations.
Haywood County's show-place
test demonstration farm that of
F. L. I/oopard in Ratrliffe Cove?
gave the visitors a chance to see
how the mountain farmer makes a
living. The Leopards made a pret
(Sce TVA?Page Six)
On Road To
The State Highway Commission
lias requested that the Pigeon Riv
er Road be placed on the Federal
Highway System, and to receive
The application was made about
a week ago, Harry Buchanan,
commissioner of the 14th district,
told The Mountaineer this morn
In addition to making the Pi
geon River Road application, a
similar request was made for N.
C. 284, which is the present Cove
"We applied for both federal
secondary, and federal primary
systems." Buchanan said. "The dif
ference is very small, and what we
want now is some financial aid."
"It is mv intention that the
construction of Pigeon River
Road shall not stop, but that
another link be let fust as soon
as the present contractor has
completed his 6-mile section.
"I do not know when that will
he, and that is the reason 1 am go
ing to the project today and make
a first-hand check, and consult
with the contractor, I have not
seen the project, and that is one
of the reasons I want to get on
the ground, and look things over."
Commissioner Hpchanan said
he has three possible sources for
money for the Pigeon River Road,
and he explained: "I am working
all three for all they are worth.
"First, applying for federal aid.
"Second, asking that N C. 284
be put on the federal System, and
if necessary, convert N. C. 284
number to the Pigeon Rjver Road
as a"~Ttew" location, and third, to
request a huge lump from the
The state highway surplus fund
will not be known until about
August, and then it will be about
September before the governor
gets around to allocating the money
to the 14 districts.
Commissioner Buchanan said
the amount that would be in the
highway surplus was a matter of
could get $700,000 or $800,000 from
the federal aid fund, and a million
from the surplus, we could go well
onto another link of the road My
plans are to keep the working go
ing and not stop. I've made that
statement before and intend to
carry It through."
liuehanan said he had checked
the plans of applying for Federal
Aid Funds with the chief engineer,
W II. Rogers, Jr.. at a meting in
Manteo recently, "We all agreed
that the plan we followed is the
best to assure some federal help,"
Frady Graduated From
NCO School In Korea
Pvt. James E. Frady, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Wood Frady, Route 2.
Canton, recently graduated from
the I Corp Non-Commissioned Offi
cer Academy in Korea
An assistant gunner in the 7th
Infantry Division's 32nd Regiment
Frady received instruction In lead
ership of units, map reading and
other military subjects. He enter
ed the Army in December, 1952 ant
arrived overseas last August.
Highway Commissioner Is
Inspecting Progress Of
Pigeon River Road Work
Harry Buchanan. Highway Com
missioner of this district, left hare
shortly after noon today, to make
ah inspection of the progress of '
work on the Pigeon River Road.
The commissioner will confer
with the district engineer, G. G.
Page, and the contractor. A. B Bur
ton. of Lynchburg. Va.
Accompanying the highway o(Ti- j
elal on the Inspection trip was Bob
Conway, a staff writer and photo
grapher of The Mountaineer. He ,
plans to give a detailed report of ,
the progress of the work now under j
construction on the six-mile link
Charles B McCrary also made
D Reeves Noland was to go. but
was unable to leave because of the
logging accident on his son's fines
Creek farm Tuesday afternoon.
Work started several weeks ago
or the tunnel, which is about three
miles from the Walters Power
The work of blasting the road
from the hanks of the Pigeon River
began at the North Carolina-Tenn
(This Information com
piled from Record* ef
State Highway Patrol.)