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A'SESV'LLfe'N- C" THURSDAY AFTERNOON. MAY 20. 1954 " r.. ' ?? 0 C
~ W OO In Advance In Haywood and Jackson CountiS
STRICT MEETING of the North Carolina
tof Municipalities at the W'aynesville Town
ilonday afternoon attracted a number of of
from many of the towns in Western North
na. Among the officials were (left to right)
Ferguson, Waynesville town manager; S.
I.rich Wilson of Raleigh, field consultant of the
League; Mrs. Davetta L. Steed of Raleigh, exec
utive secretary of the League; Mayor J. H. Way,
and George C. Franklin of Raleigh, general
counsel for the League.
irk On TV Station Atop
gahMoving On Schedule
ruction of the TV station
L Pisgah is moving along
idule, it was learned to
ll Ben Sloan, contractor.
l.OOt) feet Of the 2,600
line up the back side of
ph has been completed,
n the transmitter house.
I below the crest of the
is also been started.
Mid the clearing for the
?as completed all the way
>P The incline is a three
k, with two electrically op
ars, which will meet and
a special junction half
used to haul materials for
lion of the 24 by 40
nsmitter house and the
' the 300-foot tower, will
id up by a gas operated
20 people are now at work
'reject, and more will be
ter, Sloan said,
talioh is scheduled to go
ir during August.
Britt. general manager of
enl told The Mountaineer
ipment for the station
i delivered by June 15th.
work is about half finish
on the special studios in
and installation of the
nt was scheduled to be
*s on top of Pisgah will
'cd sometime in June.
) Box Derby
"too intend to enter the
* Derby in Asheville in
'e been Urged to submit
cation blanks as soon as
Buddy Parris, chairman
CCs committee in charge
8,1 Program, said today.
blanks, general infor
"id Derby wheel and axle
available at Watkins Mot
, n st ? from Jim Milner.
?e sets are still left.
?asvillc entrant _ Tyker
aon the race at Asheville
and participated in the
uuap Box Derby at Akron,
tr" I ' r-i
Haywood was visited today by
rain, hail, fog, snow, thunder
; and lightning, as well as sun
While a thunder storm hit
1 Wa.vnrsville at mid-morning, it
was snowing on Mt. Pisgah. It
turned so cold, that workmen on
the TV station had to "call it
At Max Patch, this afternoon,
a cold heavy fog settled, follow
ing heavy rains. No snow fell
H.ve Sheptowitch and Homer
Justice, delegates of the Waynes*
ville Kiwanis Club to the Inter
national convention in Miami last
week, reported on convention ac
tivities at a meeting of the Kiwan
is Club Tuesday night at Spald
The delegates outlined import
ant business matters discussed at
the convention and described a
program held in Miami's Orange
Bowl stadium as one of the out
standing events of the five-day
Lee Stout, also a member of the
Kiwanis Club, attended some ses
sions of the convention while on
vacation in the Florida metropolis.
The international convention
next year will be held in Cleve
Margaret Johnston Returns
Miss Margaret Johnston, Hay
wood County Librarian, returned
Tuesday after a three months leave
of absence during which she made
a special study of Adult Education
in libraries throughout the nation.
Miss Johnston was given a special
grant from the Adult Education
Fund to make the study.
Tlie annual commencement musi
cal concert by the WTHS concert
band, together with the chorus, will
be heard Friday evening, at eight
o'clock at the high school auditor
No admission charges will be
made for the concert?it frill be
complimentary of the music de
The concert program is made up
of three divisions, with the band
playing a group of five numbers,
beginning with Sousa's famous
inarch, "Semper Fidelis." .
I The chorus will give four num
bers, and then the band will take
over for the third part of the con
cert, with three numbers, to be
joined in the fourth?"Pomp and
Circumstance"?by the chorus for
the concluding number on the pro
Selections to be played by the
band in the first division include:
overture. "Triumph of Ishtar,';
march. "Queen City": overture,
I "The Red Mill:" and "The Little
Rhapsody in Blue."
The chorus will sing: "Give Me
Your Tired. Your Poor." "The Crea
tion." "Morning Now Beckons," and
"While We're Young."
The third division for the bands
will begin with march, "Gate City,"
"Coronation." and "The New Co
lonial March," with the chorus
joining in for the concluding num
ber. "Pomp and Circumstance."
The band will be under the ba
ton of Robert A. Campbell, assist
ant director of the department,
while Charles Isley, director is ex
pected to be back to direct the
chorus, after having spent several
weeks in a hospital.
DK. HENDRICKS ATTENDS
Dr. Frank E. Hendricks has re
turned from Pinehurst where he
! attcndel the annual meeting of the
North Carolina Dental Society.
t-' - - "? ...
'"d co?l today. Friday
, ^ an<t slightly warmer.
?. aynesville temperature
fd by the State Test Farm.
Ma*. Mln. Prec.
-.75 41 ?
- 69 46 .05
60 44 .01
Many Haywood Democrats
Attending State Meeting
Haywood county was well repre
sented at the State Dcmocratice
Convention, which convened at
noon today in Raleigh.
Several of the delegates from
here are expected back late tonight,
and other* plan to return tomor-J
Among those planning yesterday
to attend the Convention, included:
George A. Brown. Jr.. Hugh Leath
crwood. Henry Clayton, Ken,
Browning. Mr and Mrs. Floyd
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Welch,
Joe Browning. Mr. and Mrs. Jack
West, W G. Byers, Mr. and Mrs.
Smiley Carver, Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Kclley, Tom Leatherwood.
Glenn W. Brown. Jerry Rogers.
C. E. Brown. Sr.. Roy Plott, Clay
ton Walker. Jule Noland. Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Queen, John Carver.
Frank Ferguson. Larry Cagle. Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Abbott, Mr. and Mrs.
: Loranzo Smathers, Mrs. Fred Y.
i Campbell and Mrs. Raymond Cald
372 Seniors To Receive Graduation Diplomas
From Haywood County's Seven High Schools
Twenty-nine Baptist churches in |
Haywood County were represented
at a Sunday School rally at the !
Vv'aynesville First Baptist Church
Theme of the meeting, attended
by 250 church workers, was "Visi
tation and Vacation Bible Schools."
During the meeting 11 conferences
were held for workers in all age
Mrs. Wallace Cole of Calvary
Baptist Church. Canton, spoke on
"A Vacation Bible School in Every
Church." and the Rev. John I.
Kizer. pastor of Hazelwood Baptist
Church, brought a closing message
entitled, "He Visiteth Me."
A discussion was also held on
the "Million More in '54" program
being conducted this year by South
L. L. Shaver, layman of the Can
ton First Baptist Church, presided
during the first part of the meet
ing. while the latter part was pre
sided over by the Rev. T. E. Robi
nett, pastor of the Waynesville First
Baptist Church. .
This area's newest store?Mag
gie Sundries ? was opened this
week in Maggie Valley by Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Marchant, formerly of
The store is located on tji east
side of Soco Road opposite Mount
Maggie Sundries, according to
Mr. Marchant, will offer a com
plete line of notions, sundries,
souvenirs, magazines, fountain ser
vice, Biltmore ice cream and oth
er dairy products.
The store will be open each day
from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Mr. Marchant, formerly super
visor in a lumber firm's commis
sary in Archer, Fla., said he chose
to go into business in Maggie Val
ley because of the opportunities
offered by the area and its great
Mr. and Mrs. Marchant and his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mar
chant, also of Gainesville, have
been summer visitors here in the
WINS PHOTO'A WARD?Thin aerial by Dan Bar
ber recently won the flmt place plaque for pic
torial photo* In the N. C. Photographer* Asso
ciation contest. It show* the Walter* dam ol
Carolina Power A Light Company on the Pigeon
River in Haywood County. Since water in spilled
only when rainfall exceed* power use, this I*
a rare view of the arc-shaped dam, 200 feet
high. The dam is located In such an isolated
section of the Smoky Mountains that few per
sons ever have seen it.
ARTIST'S SKETCH of tlir new Lake Junaluska
swimming pool, which will cost about S30.000.
This is the way the pool will look when it is
completed early in June. Measuring 100 by 125
feet, the pool will be separated from the lake by
an eight-foot retaining wall. The Rev. J. W.
Fowler, Jr., assembly superintendent, said a
ehlorinator and pumps eapalile of recirculating:
500,000 gallons of water daily will be installed.
The assembly is summer program headquarters
for Methodists of nine southeastern slates.
County-Wide Program For
Haywood Day Set June 6
H. E. Whisenhunt
Of Central PTA
! Harry Whisenhunt was elected :
and installed as president of the I
Central Elementary School PTA at '
the last meeting of the organization j
Other officers ehosen were:
Roger Amnions, vice president;
| Mrs. Margaret Farmer, treasurer,
and Milas Ferguson, secretary.
Speakers on the program were
the Rev. T. E. Robinett. pastor of
the First Baptist Church, who
stressed the importance of coopera
tion between teachers, students and
parents, and Dr. A. R. Riegg. veter
inarian. who discussed the rabies
problem in the county.
Musical numbers also were pre
sented by the fifth and sixth grade 1
glee club under the direction of J
Miss Peggy McCracken.
The meeting was conducted by 1
Harry Kent, retiring president, and
Mrs. Edna Parker, retiring vice
Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Pearson of
Florida have arrived to spend the
summer in their home at Balsam
Civic leaders, ministers and
professional groups, are working
with Cake Junaluska officials on
the annual Haywood County Day
at the Lake, Sunday, June 6th.
Wayne Corpening. former coun
ty agent, will be the speaker at
the 11:30 service, it was announc
ed this week.
James Kilpatrick and Roy Mc
Kinnish. co-chairman for the
county in arranging the program
for the day. said the service was
set at 11:30 in order that all
churches rould step up their ser
vices and arrange to let their
members attend the Lake Juna
Following the morning service,
the usual picnic dinner will be
held on the grounds adjoining the
Beginning at two o'clock, a
county-wide singing program will
be staged, with the Haywood Sing
ing Convention in charge, head
ed by President Rowland.
The evening service will again
be in charge of the young people
of the Methodist churches of the
Much interest is being shown in
the Haywood County Day program
at the Lake. Last year, the audi
torium was filled, as the late Sen
ator Hoey was the speaker.
Chairman of the CDP groups a
round the county are taking an ac
tive lead in the work, and plan to
<See Haywood Day?Pace 6)
Richard \V. Hannah today was
nominated by President Risen*
hnwer to be postmaster at Clyde,
according to an Associated Press
dispatch from Washington.
Mr. Hannah, a Clyde resident,
is presently employed at the
Firestone Store in Waynesville.
Two Road Projects
Completed Here In
Haywood In April
Harry Buchanan, commissioner
of the Fourteenth State Highway
Division, today said that 19.75
miles of road improvements had
been made in his division during
In Haywood, two county roads,
and their lengths, were regraded
and a traffic-bound macadam base
was placed: Ferguson Road. 0.6
mile: and Chambers Mt. Road, 0.2
Swain, Macon, Graham. Clay.
Cherokee. Haywood. Henderson,
Polk, and Transylvania counties
are in the Fourteenth Highway Di
vision along with Jackson. Divis
ion headquarters are in Sylva, G.
G. Page is division engineer. P.
J Dupre is district engineer at
llendersonvillc: F.. L. Curtis is dis
trict engineer at Bryson City.
Mrs. Marion it. Lenoir of Wash
ington. D. C. is visiting Mrs. Eliz
abeth Meade in her home here.
Mrs. Meade, who spent the winter
with relatives in Sumter, S. C. re
turned to Waynesville last month.
This weekend will see com
mencement exercises in all seven
of Haywood's high schools. There
are 372 graduates to receive di
plomas between this Friday night,
and next Friday night, according
to the class rolls compiled by The
Mountaineer from the seven
The first class to receive diplom
as will be the 22 at Crabtree-lron
Duff, when graduating night will
be held Friday, May 21st.
All other six high schools in the
county will have their baccalaur
eate services on Sunday?Waynes
ville, Bethel, Canton, Clyde, Fines
Creek and Reynolds.
Four schools will feature gradu
ating programs on Monday even
ing?.Waynesville, Bethel, Clyde
and Fines Creek.
Canton high will have gradua
tion exercises on the 28th, and
Reynolds the night before ? the
Complete programs for all seven
high schools are being published
in this issue. Below is a brief ac
count of each school, with the full
er prqgram designated on othe r
The Mountaineer has published
pictures of six of the Haywood
graduating classes, and the seventh
(Canton) will be carried in Mon
Seven honor students will mid
addresses Friday night a. 22 sen
iors of Crabtree-fron Dulf School
receive their diplomas.
Lawrence Leatherwood, county
superintendent of education will
present the diplomas to the class.
Fred H. Safford is principal.
Full details of the program ori
page four, section two.
Diplomas to Reynolds high 15
graduates ? the largest in the
history of the school ? will be .
presented Thursday, May 27th.
The baccalaureate sermon will
be Sunday afternoon at tour, and
class night at 8:15 Tuesday night.
Ralph H. Davis is principal.
Details of program on page 6.
The 126 graduates of Waynes
ville high will have their bacca
laureate sermon Sunday evening,
at eight o'clock, with Rev. T. E.
Robinett, pastor of the First Bap
tist Church, bringing the message.
Diplomas will be awarded Mon
day evening, at eight. M. H.
Bowles will award the diplomas.
Complete details on page one,
Bethel High School
Bethel's baccalaureate sermon
for the commencement exercises
(See Schools?Past 6)
Local Secretaries To Mark.
'National Secretaries Week'
The Mountaineer (Waynesville)
chapter of the National Secrctar- :
ics Association will join in the ob- i
servance of "National Secretaries i
Week" next week with a tea Sun
day at the home of the organiza- (
lion's newly elected president, a
banquet Wednesday night at The j
Lodge, a window display, and a ,
radio program. ,
On Sunday, from 3:30 until
1:30 p.m., Miss Mary Sue Crocker (
will be host to the Secretaries at
a tea at her home in Hazel wood.
She was recently elected president
of the Mountaineer chapter of
NSA. succeeding Miss Jiminie
Watts of Canton.
The Waynesville Secretaries will ,
he host to the Ashevtlle chapter j
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, when j
Miss Mary Ruth Chiles of Gatlin
burg, Tenn. will speak on the!
Certified Public Secretary pro
Committees in charge of the ob
servance of "National Secretaries
Publicity ? Mrs. Enog Boyd,
chairman, and Miss Betty Burn
Radio ?? Miss Rufina Bright,
chairman: Mrs. George Robertson,
md Miss Audrey Wyatt.
Tea ? Miss Betty Jo Crocker,
Miss Mary Medford.
hairnian. Mi>s Evelyn Siler, and a
Window display ? Mrs. J. R.
McCracken, chairman; Miss Mary
Sue Crocker, and Miss Dixie
Banquet ? Miss Joy Woody,
Lhairman, and Miss Jimmie Watts.
On Tuesday of this week. Miss
Bedford spoke to secretarial stu
lents of Mrs. Ethel Sloan at Way*
fiesville High School, outlining the
prime requisites of a good secre
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(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Hljhwaj Patrol.)