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? ln Advance ln Haywood and Jackaon County
ywood County's hig
lesville, Clyde, Betl
ieir senior classes t<
hursday and Canto
m Duff opened th
ogram Friday nigl
diplomas to 22 ser
ille High, 126 are i
! class. 32 at Clydi
5 at Fines Creek, 1
id 97 at Canton,
; delivered by Adn
at Clyde. Dr. Hoj
sident of Mars Hi
nes Creek; and D
ean of the school c
ith University*, Chai
e sermons Sunda
the Rev. T, E. Rob
rtlle, the Rev. Archi
Bethel, the Rev. .
., at Clyde, the Rei
of Fines Creek, th
roce at Canton, an
Dunn at Reynolds.
o be held in schoc
held in the stadiur
Iswipes 3 Cars
Icks His Own
I jideswiping three cars.
Bounty man wrecked his ca
If Junaluska Motor Court
? the intersection of U. ?
?9-A and U. S. 19. at 1 P-tr
1 according to Cpl. Pritchar
?i of the Highway aPtrol.
?as identified as Charle
I Route 2. Whittier. and wa
? with driving drunk and hi
?mith said that Dills hit on
B the Dayton Rubber Cc
nd two more at Ed Sims
?hen his car ran betweei
Ir two. Damage to all thre
ighway patrolman reportei
lis was found under th
wheel of his vehicle eithe
lous or passed out fror
[ too much. He was takei
mod County Hospital, am
the county jail after h
i expected to be offered a
>1 pool June 28-29 at th
i Tobacco Warehouse oi
it. in Ashevllle have beei
i by County Agent Wayn
wool, tied, 59.30 per pound
?ol, not tied, 57.30 pe
light burry. 52.30 pc
medium burry, 47.3C
wry, 43.30; black and rt
.30; tags, 9.00 and lamb
?rge of approximately tw
la pound will be mftde fo
kg and grading.
Mrs can deliver their woe
[warehouse, see It weighe
pled and receive their chec
(ly, Mr. Franklin said.
M Mrs Ralph Prevost an
k Ralph. Jr. and Joan. W
[Wednesday for Columbi.
ri where they will atten
tduatlon of another daugr
l*a Lane Prevost, at Step I
b cloudy and a little warme
uesday, partly cloudy an
Lrnf ln temPer*ture
P wi by the State Test Farr
L Max. Min. Pre
[ 60 42 .a
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_ Ln^ninu uciinibo ui uir .sunn Carolina
5 Press Association which will meet at Lake Juna
luska, June 10-12 is Miss Beatrice Cobb (left).
1- of Morganton, secretary of the Association; James
n. rowier, jr., supfruiienocni 01 i.ane junaiussa,
and Mrs. Fred Campbell, secretary. A large num
ber of the newspapers of the state will be repre
sented during the 3-day session.
5 West Pigeon CDP Offers
Reward To Curb Marksmen
'e Safety Campaign
' Inaugurated Here
^ A special traffic safety cam
paign is being started in this
g community, with details in the
('l second _ section ?of this edition.
The program is being barked
n by officials, civic leaders, and
business men. who are calling
attention to the fact that there
are now more children on the
streets because ? school is out.
All motorists are being urged
to drive with extreme care, since
' the danger is greater than ever.
Read the details in the second
tr Death Takes
1 C. P. Phillips
s Carroll Preston Phillips, 38. died
t last night while driving in Soce
e Dr. J. Frank Pate. Haywood
?. County coroner, said death result
>' ed from natural causes. It was
a understood from relatives thai
e Phillips had been under a doctor';
care for a heart condition,
d Phillips was a native of Hay
e woo dCounty and had lived ii
r Canton for 30 years. He was i
n member of the First Methodisl
n Church and the Loyal Order ol
d the Moose.
e FOneral services were held this
afternoon in the Morning Stai
Methodist Church. The Rev. Ken
neth Crouse, the Rev. W. B
Sprinkle and the Rev. Ben Lee of
ficiated and burial was in Bon-A
Pallbearers were Ruben Brown
t R. K. Deweese, Hetshel Deweese
e Earl Williams. Ernest Buckner
a and Honea Yates,
a Surviving are the widow; the
e mother. Mrs. J. C. Phillips; one
son. Carrol Res; one daughter
I; Nancy Phillips; and one sister
r Mrs. J. A. Sisson. all of Canton,
r Arrangements were under the
I; direction of Wells Funeral Home
Residents of West Pigeon com
munity probably enjoy target shoot
! ing as much as anyone.
However, the folks out Bethel
| way share a strong belief on one
j point: suitable targets for marks
| men DON'T include road signs.
To back up that opinion, the
West Pigeon CDP has offered a
; $50 reward to any person for furn
ishing information' leading to the
arrest and conviction of anyone
found shooting at newly erected
community and road signs in the
The CDP is now putting up four
jit tractive green and white com
munity signs and 28 smaller signs,
marking each major road in West
Residents there have spent con
siderable time and money in erect
ing these signs and therefore will
teke a dim view of knuckleheads
who might want to try out their
shooting eye on the markers.
1112 Scout Troops
, Hold Camporee
At Daniel Boone
5 More than 100 Roy Scouts from
12 of the county's troops particl
' paled in a district camporee Sat
' urday afternoon and Sunday at
1 Camp Daniel Boone on Little East
A campfire program Saturday
night featured stunts, songs and
\ other entertainment The campo
ree itself stressed campsites, camp
craft and Scoutcraft.
In charge of activities were Tom
| Speed, field Scout executive, and
Carlton Peyton, chairman of the
district camping committee.
MISS CORNWELL ATTENDS
? STATE MEETING
Miss Mary Comwell returned
, Saturday from Winston Salem
, where she attended a state con
ference of farm and home agents.
! Miss Cornwell is home agent of
. Haywood County.
. Year's First Lamb Pool
. Set Friday At Clyde
k The county's first lamb pool this
year will be held at Qlyde Friday,
according to an announcement by
d County Agent Wayne L. Franklin.
'1 The pool will start at 7 a.m. and all
'? animals must be in by 10 a.m.
d The pool will be conducted in
the same manner as last year, Mr.
l" Franklin said, and lambs will be
graded and sold on grade. It is ex
pected that blues or choice lambs
will sell for around 25 to 27 cents,
red or good for 23 to 23 cents,
with a break of approximately four
cents between other grades.
Mr. Franklin urged that all lamb
producers intending to participate
in the pool inform his office as to
the number to be entered. Blanks
have been sent out for this purpose,
but farmers may call the county
' agent's office if they choose.
In regard to handling lambs,
these four suggestions have been
d 1. Forecasters are not always
right but most of them agree that
e lamb prices will be good all season
it. and advise against selling light
lambs. There will be another pool
in June so don't sell anything un
der 79 pounds this first shipment.
Lambs that go over 100 pounds on
the June shipment may be penal
ized so don't hold back heavy lambs
?sell them when they are right.
2. Lambs will drift less if they
can be moved direct from your
pasture to the scales.' Don't drench,
dip or spray the week you are go
ing to sell and don't pen them in
the barn the night before selling
unless it is raining. Fresh cool
lambs always grade better than
hot tired ones.
3. If you arc going to save any
of your ewe lambs for replacements
they should be selected from this
group?your best and fastest grow
ing lambs lr.stead of your culls.
4. Keep a record of the weight,
grade end price of your lambs to
compare with later years.
It was also announced that the
North Carolina Purebred Sheep
Association will have 10 purebred
Hampshire rams at the lamb pool,
Cat Birds Here;
That Means Warm
Weather For Area
Warmer weather is here.
Because the catbirds have put
in their appearances.
The "May Bleak" has come and
"Blackberry winter" brought
it usual chills.
But now that the catbirds have
arrived, it is a sure sign of warm
weather, according to the opin
ions of those who keep track of
According to R. G. Sanford. he
recalls a 4-inch snow which fell
in Haywood about 35 years ago !
on May 26th.
"The snow did not seem to do
any damage, and the fruit, leaves
and vegetables survived just like
it was a rain." he explained, as
he added, "there was no ice in
connection with the snow."
Poppy Day Sale
Waynesville's American Legion
Auxiliary will join with the rest of
the nation in the annual observance
of Poppy Day on Saturday by con
ducting a sale of poppies in the
The little red crepe flowers are
made by patients in veterans hos
pitals to resemble those in Flan
ders Field of World War I fame.
They are sold to honor the dead
and aid the disabled of World Wars
I and 11 and the recent Korean con
The Poppy Day sale veill be
under the direction of Mrs. Ray
mond Caldwell, newly elected pres
ident of the Auxiliary.
Jessie Alexander Is
Jessie Miller Alexander, Way
nesville High School senior, has
been awarded an Escheats Fund
Scholarship to the Woman's Col
lege of U. N. C. Miss Alexander is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hooper Alexander, Jr., Ill Hos
pital Street. She plans to enter
W. C. as a freshman this fall.
During her four years in hiRh
school she has been active in the
4-H Club, Little Woman's Club,
and church work. She was select
ed as a delegate to Tar Heel
Girl's State at W. C. last summer.
Firm On Main
Dickson Auto Parts, Incorporat
eti, have opened for business on
Main Street, next to Martin Elec
tric Company. R. A. Dickson is
general manager of the firm,
Dickson said the firm would car
ry a complete line of auto parts,
accessories, equipment for service
stations, garages, and body shops.
A line of automotive paints will be
Dickson is a native of Gastonia,
and from 1949 until i^cently. was
connected with a Similar firm there.
He said the firm would be whole
sale, and would carry a number of
nationally known lines of merchan
Dickson said he investigated a
number of towns in the two Caro
linas before deciding to come here.
He is married, lives at Balsam
Manor Apartments, and pttends the
| Use More Care Than Ever In Driving ? School Is Out - Watch For Children Playin*
Mrs. West On
Tom Leatherwood and Mrs. Jack
West were named to the State
Democratic Executive committee
Irom Haywood at the State Conven
tion in Raleigh Thursday. They 1
were namecj in a stiff contest, which
pitted them against Loranzo Smath
i"'v of Canton, and Mrs. Fred
Campbell of Waynesville.
The Haywood delegation voted
20 to 15 in favor of Smathers and
Mrs. Campbell in the county cau
caus when the unit rule vote was
invoked. Mrs. Campbell. Smathers
got C4 votes as Buncombe, through <
their chairman. Don Elias, threw 1
193 votes for Leatherwood and Mrs.
The Raleigh News and Observer
in reporting the matter, and the 1
12th district session, said: ' J
The rift between Scott and Len
non supporters in the 12th District
became sharply in focus here yes
terday when a majority among the
Haywood - County delegates was
thwarted when it sought to name
two members to the Democratic
And an appeal to the convention
credentials committee failed to up
hold the Haywood majority.
In a hall in the State Library
Building the Haywood County dele
gation. mostly Scott supporters,
chose to nominate Mrs. 11a Camp
bell and Loranzo Smathers to take
seats on the executive committee,
But with a unit rule vote Bun
combe County cast its 193 votes
for Tom Leatherwood and Mrs.
Jack West to represent Haywood
on the executive committee. W. G.
Byers nominated Mrs. Jack West,
and Tom Leatherwood was nomi
nated by Jack West.
The heavy Buncombe vote and
support from the 10 counties
smothered the Haywood nomina
tions. Mrs. West and Leatherwood
A howl went up immediately
from the majority of the Haywood
delegation and it resolved to ap
peal "this overruling" on the con
vention floor. The appeal was later
denied by the credentials commit
At the morning 12th district
meeting, most of the delegates op
posing the Haywood delegates were
festooned with Lennon ribbons.
Also during the district meeting.
Elias blocked the adoption of a
Buncombe resolution endorsing
former 12th District Congressman
Monroe Redden through appoint
ment by the Governor to fill the
U. S. Senate seat vacated by the
(See Democrats?Page 81
The Robinetts, Morgans
To Attend Baptist Meet
The Rev. T. E. Robinett, pastor
of the First Baptist Church, and
Mrs. Robinett. left today for Col
umbia, S. C. where they will spend
a few days before going to St.
Louis to attend the annual South
ern Baptist Convention. Mrs. Rob
inett will also attend a meeting
of the Southern Baptist Woman's
Missionary Society. During their <
stay in St. Louis, their three chil
dren will remain with relatives in
Also attending the convention
will be Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Morgan, ,
who will leave here Wednesday.
Mrs. Morgan is district leader of
the Missionary Society.
? " '
OWNER of Dickson Auto Parts is (
R. A. Dickson, above. The new ,
firm Is now open on Main Street.
Two students, a boy and a girl,
in each high school in the county,
have been selected to receive the
Kiwanis Achievement Award.
Selection of the students was
made by the faculties of the vari
ous schools on a basis of advance
ment in scholastic standing.
The awards were made in the
Crabtree-Iron Duff School Friday
night by Kiwanian Andy Moody.
The students honored were Doris
Kinsland and Billy Best.
This morning two students in
the Wa.vnesville High School, Ver
lin Edwards and Thomasine Nel
son, were presented medals by W.
Awards in the other schools of
the county will be made at com
mencement exercises tonight. Win
ners are as follows: Bethel High
School, Bruce Games and Shirley
Poston; Fines Creek, Hugh Rath
bone and Sarah Hinter; and Clyde
High School, Howard Medford and
Mary Sutton. Presentation of
medals will be made by Roger Am
nions at Bethel, Enos Boyd at
Fines Creek, and Charles Edwards
J. J. Atkins Is Head
Of VVNC Bank Auditors
Joe Jack Atkins, assistant Cash
ier of the First National Bank of
Waynesville, was installed as presi
dent of the Western North Caro
lina Conference of the National
Association of Bank Auditors and
Controllers at a regular meeting
held at Grove Park Inn in Ashe
ville last Friday evening.
Others attending the meeting
from the Waynesville Bank were
Miss Edna Summerrow, Mrs. M.
R Whisenhunt, Mrs. J. J. Fergu
son, Miss Lillian Medford Boyd,
Miss Joy Woody, and Mrs* Hugh
WAYNESVILLE GIRLS NAMED
Miss Harriet Gibson and Miss
Sarah Jane Garrison, both of
Waynesville, are among the four
teen rising juniors at Western
Carolina College named junior
councilors for 1954-55. The coun
cilors will serve as student advis
ors to freshman girls.
MRS. JACK WEST
Is Now Open
Although considerable work is
yet to be done, the new four-lane
highway from Lake Junaluska, re
cently surfaced, has been opened
Construction crews are still
working on the shoulders. Later
the center portion of the divided
highway will be seeded by the
landscaping section of the State
Work on the new road, which is
6.59 miles long, began on Septem
ber 27. 1951. Total cost of con
struction has been $865,500.
Four contractors on the project
have been: Sheets and llardin of
West Jefferson, house moving: T.
F. Houser of Asheville, structures;
Taylor Construction Co. of Ashe
ville, grading and drainage, and
H. R. Stewart of Asheville. paving.
Highway officials said the work
on building up the shoulders will
be completed during the first week
The new highway, the only four
lane roadway in State Highway
Department's 14th District, elim
inates several bad curves faced
by drivers on the old road.
As work has gone forward on
the highway, new service stations,
and new homes have been built
along its length and are now in
Haywood Nurses Meet
Tonight At Hospital
The Haywood County Nurses
Club will hold its regular month
ly meeting tonight at 7:30 o'clock
in the dining room of the hospital.
Mrs. Howard Bryson, public
health nurse, will show a film on
Hostesses will be Mrs. Phyllis
Whitman. Mrs. Tina Whitman,
and Mrs. Judy Phillips.
A reunion of brothers and sis
ters of the Albright family was
held this weekend. The visiting
members of the family included
Mr. and Mrs. G. Mack Albright of
Portsmouth, Virginia. Mr. and Mrs.
Bryan W. Slpe of Atlanta, Georgia,
and Mrs. C. B. McKeel of Char
lotte. Hosts for the occasion were
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Albright, Mr.
and Mrs. M. G. Stamey, Mrs. Ruth
Beaty, and Miss Anne Albright, all
House - To - House Canvass
Opens To Curb Rabies
A new public information pro
gram, to be conducted by means of
i house-to-house canvass, opened
loday in Waynesville and Hazel
wood under the direction of Dr. A.
ft. Riegg, veterinarian, with the
issistance of the Haywood County
A number of civic clubs and PTA
(roups have been asked to coop
irate in the cafhpaign.
Dr. Riegg said that the program
s being conducted in an effort to
.?liminate rabies in this area by
nforming all residents of the com
nunity concerning rabies and urg
ng the public to observe rules con
cerning the county-wide rabies
tuarantine now in effect.
According to the veterinarian,
he following rules govern the
1. All dogs over three months of
igc must be vaccinated against
2. All dogs must wear a collar
ind rabies tag.
3. All dogs must be confined in
>ne way or another until August
I, 1954, or for a period of 90 days
from the date the last animal In
the area goes mad.
4. Any dog found loose will
definitely be picked up and taken
to the Waynesville or Hazelwood
5. Dogs will be kept at the pound
lor a three-day period before they
6. Reclamation of pet will cost
$5. Waynesville residents call the
Light and Water Office. Hazel
wood residents call the Town Hall.
7. Cats arc as susceptible to ra
bies as dogs and must also be vac
cinated and confined. ?
8. After the quarantine is lifted,
pets need no longer be confined.
Continue to vaccinate your pet
once a year and report stray ani
mals In your vicinity to the Health
Listed sponsors of the drive are:
The Lions Club, Jaycees, The
Boosters Club, Rotary Club, Ki
wanis Club, Profcslsonai and Busi
ness Woman's Club, The Woman's
Club. St. John's PTA, Central Ele
mentary PTA, Pigeon Street PTA.
East Waynesville PTA, Hazelwood
PTA, and Allen's Creek PTA.
Requests for booklets for this
area are coming in at the rate of
about 600 per week. L. E. DeVous,
president of the Haywood High
landers said today. This is an in
crease of about 400 per cent over
The booklets are being mailed
weekly as fast as the inquiries roll
in, he explained.
In addition to the large number
of requests, the Highlanders have
shipped bulk quantities to travel
bureaus to a number of places, in
cluding Chicago, and New York.
All these have also been by re
DeVous said that the number of
requests and the demand for in
formation led him to feel that this
would be an excellent year in this
"The people are showing an in
terest, and we are sending them
the printed word, and t? me, that
adds up to good business," he com
P. P. Crawford
Of Iron Duff
Dies At 96
(See Picture on Page 8)
Phidillia Philetus Crawford, 5)6,
one of Haywood County's oldest
residents, died Sunday morning in
i the Haywood Cbunty Hospital after
a short illness.
A resident of the Iron Duff sec
lion, Mr. Crawford was a member
of one of the county's pioneer fami
lies and spent his entire life here,
lie was born September 18. 1857,
the son of the late James and Ade
line Howell Crawford and was the
grandson of Josiah and Carey Mc
Cracken Crawford, and the great
grandson of George Crawford. He
was a retired farmer.
A member of the Antioch Bap
tist Church, Mr. Crawford had
served as superintendent of the
Sunday School for forty years, and
was active in the political affairs of
His wife, the former Miss Laur a
Davis, died in 1934.
Funeral services were held this
afternoon in the Antioch Baptist
Church with the Rev. Pinkney Mc
Cracken and the Rev. Frank Early
officiating. Interment was in the
Pallbearers were Howell Bryson,
M. E. Davis, Norvel Crawford.
Robert Smith, Herbert Tate and
Sam Crawford. Great-granddaugh
ters were flower bearers.
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Grover Hogan, with whom Mr.
Crawford made his home, and Mrs.
Mora Medford of Waynesville; one
sister, Mrs. Florence Garner of
Franklin; 12 grandchildren 25
great-grandchildren; and seven
Crawford Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
MR. AND MRS. ALLISON
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Allison
left Saturday for Norfolk, Va. from
where they will take the ship,
Queen of Bermuda, for a cruise to
Berumda by way of New York.
Mr. Allison is representing the Al
lison Duncan Oil Companw at a
convention of Oil Dealers to be
held aboard ship.
During their absence Mrs. Alli
son's parents, the Rev. and Mrs.
Lanicl Lane of Lake Junaluska,
are caring for the Allison children,
Sammy and Robert, Jr., at their
home on Howell Street.
Killed . ? ? I 0
ITbto Information com
piled from Boeor* of
State Highway Patrol.)