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Hj, YEAR NO. 37 II PAGE* Associated Press WAYNKSVIU.K. N. (MONDAY AFTERNOON. MAY 10. MS* 00 InAdvance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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? to a conflict in the ached
I fiettv Browning, chiel
?Angmecr of the State
K Department, the propos
Kurt plans were not present
?the Canton officials Satui
? tentative conference had
? but on Friday M
B that Mr Browning could
? ,nu- to lla> wood trom
? Buchanan commissionet
? l4th highway district, told
Buunta.neef the plans were
?te and ready for foima
Katton The estimated cost
? project will be presented tc
?anion officials along with
?missioner Buchanan said
Bplctcd and final plans were
? "liar in every detail as pre
? t<> the mass meeting in Can
? W .1 "Bill" stone told
KmUtneer that the officials
? n the plans, and had not
? t0 Commissioner Buchanan
?october The Canton official
Rod that the commissioner
?-< in Canton often, and con
? with the special commit
?med by the Board of Alder
K.t October to study the prb
Bacross-tow n highway.
? date has been set for the
? presentation of the plans.
? Stone said he presumed ef
?ould be made to get a date
?ould he eonvnient to all con*
? in the near future.
?teen Haywood County men
?re today for Knoxville and
?on in the armed forces,
? Mien of Canton, Joseph
?V ion <d Waynesville. Hoy
?n Sutton of Crabtree. .lack
B 01 Waynesvlll, Perston Eu
?honias of Route 1, Canton;
Back Rogers of Fines Creek.
Bs Madison Gilliland of Way
Be Claude William Smith of
Bswlle. Charles Vestal Rus
B Fine- Creek, James Ruben
Bit of Fines Creek, Robert
B Price of Fines Cre? k. OdtS
Bi Moods of Route 3. Way
Be Virgil Gene Hall of Can
Bd Floyd William Green of
Ben Other draft registrants
Bent to Knoxville for prc-in
B physical examinations, the
Bit service board disclosed.
? -?* * ??
IE A To Honor
Bnty teachers who have
? for 25 years or more will
fcored at a meeting of the
?unit of the North Carolina
?tional Association at 3 p.m.
?day at Central Elementary
?Newton Turner, head of the
?te school at Western Caro
?olloec. wiu be at the meet
?0 talk with teachers intcr
I in enrolling in graduate
lit the college.
?s also will be made Thurs
the fall district meeting of
?Rl.F.s ISI.F.Y AT IIOMF.
?rles Islry. director of music
?HS is a 1 home on Brown
pe after being a patient at
?""l County Hospital for more
1 *t*k He underwent treat
I'or his hack. He will be con
|t? his home for sometime.
f recehrlag visitors.
"y cloudy and ? little warm
ly. Tuesday, increasing
lnrvv and little change in tem
ur'' with scattered showers
"lal Wa\nesvllle temperature
*>rtcd hy the State Test Farm
u Ma*. Min. Prec.
5 66 30 ?
7 62 39 .18
T 61 44 .02
P 61 36 .01
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! THIS TUNNF.L being blasted through rock on
the new Pigeon River Road will be one of the
I ,t- longest east of MaryviTle, at 1,035 feet. It is be
ing constructed at the end of the present 61
. v ? .
mile link by the Harrison Construction Co. of
Pittsburgh, sub-contractor for the A. B. Burton
Co. (See other pictures, Paue 1, Section '!.)
Contractor Pushing Work
6-Mile Link Pigeon Road
Two Bus Stations
Get High Ratings
Two lla.vwood bus stations
were again Riven high ratines
by the State Utilities Commis
sion, following sanitary inspec
The ratines were based on
conditions found by the com
mission's rovine inspectors dur
ine monthly checks at the sta
Waynesville received a ratine
of 99, and Canton 98.
The second week of the May
term of Civil Court will convene
| Tuesday morning.
Judge J. Moyle Sink, of Greens
boro. is the presiding judge.
Court recessed shortly after noon
; Thursday, after disposing of a
number of cases, including seven
; divorce cases.
The jury named to serve for the
second week includes:
Forest J. Wright, Pigeon; Carl
Cunningham. Waynesville; Jas.
! 1 homas Leatherwood, Clyde; Reu
! ben Justice, Waynesville; Richard
R. Shoaf. Waynesville; Lynn Cham
! bors, Pigeon; Roy W. Rhinehart,
J Pigeon; A. C. Rowe, Waynesville;
J. 11. Allen. Beaverdam.
Sherrill L. Teague, White Oak;
Theodore McCall. Waynesville;
I Henry Gaddy, Waynesville; Rich
j Trull, Waynesville; Thomas Fraz
ier, Waynesville; Charles Clark,
Crabtree; R. Homer West, Way
nesville; Joseph T. Cathey, Waynes
ville; Dick Moody, Jonathan Creek.
Wayne L. Franklin,?county farm
agent, and Joe K. Davis, assistant
agent, left here last weekend on a
trip to Georgia and Florida to
make arrangements for the annual
Haywood Countv Farm Tour
which will pass through those two
states this summer.
The tour will be held July 24
31, it has been announced.
Last year the tour took county
residents through a number of
Mr. Franklin and Mr. Davis will
return here Saturday.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Additional
comments on the Pigeon River
Itoad can be found in Conway's 1
column, "Highland Flings," on ^
today's editorial page.)
By HOB CONWAY
Mountaineer Stall Writer
If Governor Umstcad and mem
bers of the General Assembly could i
lour a portion of the Pigeon Hiver
Gorge as we did last week, there'd
i be no problem of interesting the
legislature or obtaining sufficient :
I funds to complete the project of
| providing a north-south water-level i
1 route through Western North Caro
No "sales talk" would be neccs- '
sary. All that would be required
would be a trip from Waynesville
to WateVville and then a trip along
| the (Pi-mile link now under con-I
struct ion. ,
Once on the scene, the extreme
importance of this road is obvious J
to anyone. Not only w ill it mean ;
a great boon to Haywood County '
in many ways, it will also offer a
safer and more scenic route for all I
who travel in a north-south direc
tion in this part of the country.
For Haywood County, it will ,
mean that many travelers will use |
the Pigeon River Road instead of
coming by way of the Great Smoky
I Mountains National Park or via
! U. S. 23 through Asheville. i t
It will also mean, in the words (
ol Harry E. Buchanan. 14th Dis
trict highway commission, that the j
road "will win back the Mt Sterl- j
ing section for North Carolina."
Geographically a part of the Tar ]
Heel State, the residents of that '
area have been shut off by the ,
barriers of mountains and poor
roads from other portions of Hay- ,
wood County. Instead, the Mt. ,
(See Pigeon Road?Page 8)
At Bethel School
The annual May Festival of
Music will be presented at the '
Bethel high school auditorium ?
j Thursday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. 1
The program includes a number
! of specialties and a variety of in
strumental and group selections. 1
1 Piano, accordian and violin solo
ists will appear. C. C. Poindexter, 1
principal of the school, will pro
vide a little humor. A string en
| semble will play and an eighth
] grade chorus of 50 voices w ill sing.
Admission is free but an offer-1
ing .Sill be taken for the benefit I
of the Bethel band fund.
: The May Festival program will i
I serve as a prelude to the May
Day exercises to be conducted on j
the campus the following day.
The registration books will 1
rlose Saturday afternoon at six i
o'clock, it was announced today i
by W. G. Byers. chairman of the
llaywood Board of Elections.
New registrations thus far
have been very light, he explain
Persons who have not prev
iously registered have until six
o'clock Saturday. May 15, and
may register at any time upon
contacting the registrar of their
precinct. The registrars will be |
at the polling places all day Sat
urday. until the deadline at six
After Theft J
Of Car Here
A car stolen from Pifikney
stowe. student at Western Caro-1
ina College, Saturday night near
he Dayton Rubber Co. plant, was
recovered at 1 a.m. Sunday by'
Sylva police and an ex-convict ar
rested in connection with the i
St owe told police he left the i
leys in his car which was parked
in front of Clyde Green's placel
end found the vehicle gone when |
ic left the establishment later.
Sylva police reported that Roy
W. Clark of Ocean City, Miss., was
raptured when he tried to run af
ter being stopped while driving
Investigating the case, Cpl.
Pritchard Smith of the State High- j
way Patrol and Chief of Police Ox"- '
kille Noiand of Waynesville learn- !
*d that Clark was discharged from j
prison in May and was wanted for
Ihe theft of another car at Hardin,
La., about April 30.
Cpl. Smith disclosed that this
car has been recovered from a
junk dealer in Sylva to whom
Clark sold the vehicle.
The Mississippian. who has a
long prison record, has been turn
ed over to the FBI on charges of
transporting a stolen car over a
For Health Center Fund
The Board of Commissioners to
1 day are being given a "Thank You"
through paid advertisements by in
dustrial. professional, civic and
groups, for their action on the
j Health Center.
The "thank you" messages are
l>eing published tocay and convey
the thanks of scores of organiza
tions who favored the appropria- |
lion of funds for the Health Center.
The Commissioners took formal
action last Monday, and approved ;
the setting up of funds for the pay
ment of one-third of the cost of
the structure. The other two
thirds will be paid from special
state and federal funds.
The Health Center will provide
larger quarters for the Health De
partment. which is now quartered ,
in the basement of the court house
No site has been purchased for
the structure. One acre of land is
the minimum for the plant, under
terms of the state-ferirrnl contracts. I
C. R. IIOSAH.OOK w.is honorrd
at a j-rtynt 3 day Mawinlr meet
ing held at Oxford.
Haywood Democrats Name 14
New Precinct Cha irmen
Byers To Address
Here On Saturday
Haywood Democrats at their pre
cinct meetings on Saturday named .
14 new precinct chairmen in the
Most of the precincts Inul good
attendance at the bi-annual meet
ing Precinct committees were
named, and delegates to the county
convention appointed. The con-'
vent ion will' be held at the court
house here Saturday at two o'clock
with \V. G. Byers as keynote speak
The newly elected chairmen are
members of the county executive \
committee, and will go into execu
tive session to name a county chair- ,
man. The term of chairman is for !
Charles B. McCrary is chairman,
a post he has held for two terms.
The precinct chairman for Iron
Duff will be decided by the con- i
vent ion. County Chairman McCrary j
told The Mountaineer at noon to- ;
day. "I understand there were just
two present at the precinct meet
ing. Haymond Caldwell is present
chairman, and I understand Frank
Bradshaw has been mentioned for
the place. This will come before
the convention Saturday," McCrary
The convention will name dele
gates to the state convention which
will meet May 20th in Raleigh.
The precinct chairmen named
Saturday are as follows. Those
names with an asterisk (?> are new
?North Waynesville. Jack West.
?South Waynesville. Ben Sloan.
?llazelwood. .Jerry Rogers.
Allen's Creek. Bill Ferguson.
Saunook. Clifton Shook.
"East Waynesville. Henry Clayton.
West Waynesville. John Grasty.
Lake Junaluska, Charles Ed
?Ivy Hill. .Joe Campbell.
?.Jonathans Creek. Jule Boyd.
White Oak .Joe Davis.
Panther Creek. Earl Bradley,
"Fines Creek. Frank Greene.
?Crabtree, Jim Best.
?Clyde. Bruce Brown.
Beaverdam No. 1. Harry Hogan.
?Beaverdam No. 2. Harold Molfit
?Beaverdam No. 3, Carlos Sides.
?Beaverdam No. 4. Bill Franklin.
Beaverdam No 5. Woodrow Rob
Beaverdam No, (I. Loranzo Smo
?Beaverdam No. 7. Fred Sctzer. j
"Pigeon, Glenn Abel.
?West Pigeon, Henry Justice.
Cecil. Ken Browning.
East Fork. Bryan Heatherly.
Cataloochee, Lush Caldwell.
Big Creek, Mack Caldwell.
. . I
A state order suspending en
listments in the local unit of the
National Guard has born rescind
ed, and men between the ages ol
17 and 35 who can meet the re- .
quirements will be accepted until
June 15 by Tank Company, 130th
Infantry, NCNG, according to an
announcement by Samuel A. Cars
well. company commander.
No enlistees will be accepted af
ter June 15 until the Guard unit 1
returns from its annual summer
encampment about September 1.
Tank Company now has 82 en
listed men and five officers.
C. B. Hosaflook
Is Named Grand
Master Of Lodge
Claude B. Hosaflook, of Way
nesville, was elected and installed
Most Illustrious Grand Master of
the Grand Council of Royal and
Select Masters in North Carolina
at a three-day meeting of the
Grand York Kite Masonic Bodies
held on the Campus of the Oxford
Orphanage at Oxford.
Odas W. Crisp, of Sslva. Kmin
ent Commander of Waynesville
Commandery No. 31, Knights
Templar, received the Degree
Knights of the York Cross of Hon
or. This Degree is only conferred
to those who have attained per
fection In the York Rite of Free
Charles H. Metcalfe, formerly
of Waynesville. was appointed
Provincial Grand Master of the
Hth Province consisting of Gas
tonia and Forrest City.
Others who attended were Wil
liam A. Coble, Past Grand High
Priest of the Grand Royal Arch
(See llasoflook?Page Ri
THIS RAMP-CLEANING PARTY was held Thurs
day night at the Moody Parm at llellwood to
prepare some 500 gallons of the celebrated hut
odoriferous herbs for the annual llaywoiKi County
II.imp Convention at Camp Hope this Sunday.
Siatrd in the right foreground, wearing a plaid
shirt, is A. tV. Parker, president of the Kamp So
ciety. watching Sandra Setser, who he describes
as a "champion rainp cleaner".
Empty School Bus ?)U Bushels Ot RdltipS
involved in Minor Cleaned On Moody Farm
Auto Accident j ? ... - _ ..
An empty school bus was in-(
volved in one of two minor acci-:
dents in (he county reported by the"
State Highway Patrol. There were
The driver of the school bus.
Walter H. Plcmmons of Waynes
ville. told patrolmen he was driv
irsg'up the Mauney Cove road at
7:25 a.m. Thursday when he swerv
ed his bus to the left to avoid a
ear being hacked out of a private
As he veered to the left, the
driver of an oncoming pickup truck
applied his brakes to avoid a col
lision. but skidded into the left
side of the bus. Damage ot the
truck was estimated at $t>5 and to
the bus at $25.
The driver of the vehicle being
hacked up was identified as B. G
The other accident look place at
4:20 p.m. Sunday at the southern
entrance to the Lake Junaluska |
Assembly grounds when Joe Davis. 1
lia/elwood photographer, attempt
ed to turn left into the lake. As
he did so. a taxi driven oy Clint
Crisp of Belmont struck Davis' jeep
from the rear.
Damage to both vehicles was
estimated at about $50.
Crisp told patrolmen he did not
see Davis' hand signal.
Masons Meet Tuesday
Way nesvllle Masonic Lodge 259
will meet at the lodge hall at 7:30
p.in Tuesday to confer the fellow
craft degree on a class of candi
Worshipful Master Harry Kent
To Meet Here 12th
The North Carolina National
Park, Parkway and Forests Devel
opment Commission will hold a
regular meeting* in Wayncsville.
May 12. beginning at 1100 o'clock
a.m. in the headquarters olTice,
2nd flooi Masonic Building. All
members of the commission arc ex
pected to attend.
items on the agenda include im
portant matters with respect to the
(treat Smoky Mountains National
Park, the Blue liidge Parkway and
the North Carolina National For
Reports will be made on projects
included in the commission's long
range program and statements will
be heard from chairmen of the sub
committees with relation to the
federal recreation areas named.
I)r. Kelly K. Bennett Is chairman.
Lions Told Of
The histor> of the llajwuod
Klectiic Membership Corporation
was (lie therm <>f the talk heard
h\ l.ions Icre Thursday.
If. K. Sheffield, general manag
er, traced the history (if the or
ganization and the wide scope of
services rendered throughout the
The speaker pointed out the dif
ference electrified farms had made
in progress and economies in the
area since the establishment or the
service throughout the county.
> ii jtimi nose pu.seu u(? a new
| f.dor last weekend it probably came
'from those 50 bushels of ramps
which were cleaned and prepared
' Thursday night on the Ned Moody
Farm 011 the Soco Itoad fpr the big
Haywood County Kanip Conven
tion this Sunday at Camp Hope.
A grout) of hardy souls started
about 4 p.m. on the Moody farm
and cleaned ramps until late at
night, stopping about !? p.m. for a
meal of eggs and a mess of onions'
. mountain cousins?ramps. t
Before the convention Sunday,
another 25 bushels of ramps will
be prepared for the big eatin' and
singin' at Camp Hope. All the
ramps to be used will come from
the Moody farm, which lias pro
duced an extra special nice and
strong patch this year.
Mr. Moody has superintended the
? digging of the celebrated bulbs,
| while A. W. Parker, president of
the Itamp Association, took charge
of the 1 ugh 1 cleaning.
A final meeting to complete
plans for the convention will be
11 eld Friday night at Parker's drive
i in on the Ashevlllo road at Candler.
Some 15,000 persons, including
| visitors front as far away as the
: Pacific Coast, are expected to be
at Camp Hope Sunday.
Credited with being the first of
the out-of-state contingent to ar
rive is Mrs. Ann King of San Fran
| cisco. Calif, sister-in-law of .Joe
King of Canton.
Box Supper Planned
To Aid Little League
A box supper to raise money for
the Little League baseball pro
gram in the W'aynesville area will
be held at 7 p.m Friday at Hazel
wood School, according to Bill Mil
ner. in charge of the program.
Persons attending may bring
boxes if they desire, Mr. Milner
Play in the Little League will
start soon after the close of school
later this month.
Masquers Select Nine
For 'Junior Miss' Cast
i asting inr the principal char
actors of "Junior Miss" was com
pleted Monday night at a regular
r eeling of the Mountain Masquers
Srlertod for the role of Judy was
Miss Amelia Alexander, with Miss
I'atsy Jones being chosen for
Huffy, and Miss Shelby Jean Tate
lor Lois. Other members of the
cast will be: Mrs. Joy Smathers.
as Mrs, Graves: Harry Liner. Jr.,
as Harry Graves: Miss Jackie Sue
Mcsser as Miss Ellen Curtis: Hoger
Walker as J. B Curtis, Mrs Jackie
Caldwell as Hilda, the maid: and
Charles Edwards as Uncle Willis.
This completes the major saeting
rotes, but there are still nine minor
maje roles for teen-age boys to be
filled. These will be chosen at the
next meeting to be held Monday
night, May 10 at 7:30 in the court
house. All teen-age boys who are
interested In trying for these parts
are urged to he present at this
Plans were made for the selling
of the season tickets. This is under
the direction of Mrs. .toy Smath
ers and further details will he given
?after the meeting next Monday
. nigh t
The Mountain Masquers will prc
! sent four plays this year, the first
oi which will he "Junior Miss"
which is scheduled for production
on June 20. The second will he a
musical under the direction qf Miss
Bette Hannah and will be given
during the middle of July. The
1 third. "Suds In Your Eye" under
the direction of Vance Derby, will
b" produced the middle of August,
and the fourth, which will prob
ably be "The Man Who Came To
Dinner" will |hc given around the
Season tickets covering all four
of these performances msv be pur
chased for $5 00 each.
(TO DATE) ,
Killed..;: o |
(This Information com
plied from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)