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~ *A\NESVILLE, N. t.. MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY M. 1?M T.TiTTl , ,? ? r
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[lose Haywood Vote Indicates Second Primary
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\ethodist Conference Of 2000 Coming To Lake
? Pictures Page Six)
Junaluska was named as
feting place of the 1956
stern Jurisdictional Con
of the Methodist church
special committee on en
aent, which met here Fri
conference will bring about
eople to the area for the
v meeting, according to
in A. Whitmore. chairman,
committee, Whitmore said,
pon a resolution of the 1952
nee, to investigate the fac-,
it Lake Junaluska for the
inference. The Committee
iday found adequate facil
the Lake and in the ad
community (within five
to comfortably house and
t large group which will at
conference area is south of
io, east of the Mississippi,
ludes about two and a half
Methodists. There are 9
i the area, and includes 17
conferences of the Meth
xact days of the conference
announced later, but the
to come here between the
id 30th of June,
bers of the Chamber of
rtt ir'1 '.he Haywood High
met with the group and
id plans for the conference, i
wnittee went into' execu- '
sion afterwards and voted
e to Lake Junaluska in I
y noon the committee was
of the Rotary Club, and j
)r. E. H. Blanchard, pastor '
Central Methodist Church,
le, tell of the area, and
ory of Lake Junaluska.
y evening the , committee,
r with officials of Lake
ka. and the Chamber of
fee committee, were guests
and Mrs. Jonathan Woody i
rbecue at the home of Mr.
s Rufus Siler.
?f the members of the
!oe remained over the
d and were enthusiastic
ie civic spirit and cooper
s W. Fowler, Jr., superin
of Lake Junaluska, said
ference would be the larg
to come to this immediate
>ity. and pointed out that
'"city over the 9-state area
>e worth much to this sec
Sam Wiggins Is
loted By The Army
Sam L. Wiggins was rc-;
?romoled to his present rartk
McClelUn, Alabama. He I
service in November. 1952 |
1 been at his current station
fay. 1953 as a member of
lh Army Band in which he
>' Company Clerk and Mail
Jong with his musical du
to entering service Sgt.
i held a position with the
Rubber Co. of Waynesville.
William T. Hannah and
'ingate Hannah, attended
ramenccment program at
?e College at which Miss
fannah received a degree
' cloudy and warm today.
? continued warm with scat
?' Waynesville temperature
?kd by the State Test Farm:
Ma*. Mfn. Prec.
79 48 ?
74 58 ?
..78 53 .13
84 55 ~ 1
These Men Got Top Votes In Their Races In Haywood And State Primaries
FRED Y. CAMPBELL, SherifT.
?Led the County ticket by
polling over 6.400 votes Saturday.
JIM KILLIAN, Board of Educa
mm ' .1
CLIFTON S. TERRELL, Board
T. D. BRYSON, Solicitor.
FARADAY C. GREEN. Chairmah
W. KKKK SCOTT. Seaator.
"ilRYAN D. MEDFORD, Tax Col
WILLIAM MEDFORD, State
FLOYD WOODY, Commissioner.
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FRANK R. MEDFORD. Commis
JEKKY ROGERS, lUprrsf illa
Four Automobile Accidents
Reported During Weekend
(See Pictures Page Two)
A series of traffic accidents over !
the weekend ran up a considerable
property damage total, with one
person listed as injured, according
to the report of the Highway Pa
Cpl. Pritchard Smith reported
four accidents, with the worst, at
12:05 a.m. this morning, on High
way 19-23 at Long's Chapel, where
a 1953 Mercury was completely
demolished, after hitting a ditch,
a bank, knocking down a power
pole, then turning over several
times in a field. James Henry Mil
ner, 27. of route three, Canton,
driver, is being charged with driv
ing drunk. Milner suffered a cut
right arm. and complained of pains
in his back. He is in the hospital
The top of the car was smashed
down on the top of the scats, and
the doors ripped off.
Cpl. Smith said he arrested Mil
ner-on January 16 for speeding in
a Buick at the Lake at 70 miles
an hour. Cpl. Smith said he esti
mated Milner must have been go
ing between 70 and 75 miles an
hour early this morning.
The car was pwned by Milner's
sister, Miss Arlene Milner.
Car Damaged $400
Saturday about three, a truck
driven by Clyde Riggins, of Hazel
wood, had his brakes lock, and he
skidded into, the side of a car
driven by George Arthur Jones, j
of Baltimore, at Lake Junaluska. 1
Cpl. Smith said the Jones 1948
Dodge was damaged about $400,
and Riggins was charged with
Three Cars Damaged
Sunday about five o'clock, a taxi
in trying to pass three cars, caused
three vehicles to be damaged.
Highway patrolmen arc still in
vestigating the accident, which
happened on Highway 284 near
Cpl. Pritchard Smith and Pa
trolman V. E. Bryson are investi
gating the accident.
They said a taxi crossed a yellow
center line and in passing three
cars, met an oncoming car, and
caused the front car to stop, and
<*We AeeMents?IMrrW It)
At the county's first lamb pool
of the year at the Clyde stock
yards Friday, 203 head were sold
for a total of $4,219.81 ? an aver
age of $20.78 per hundred.
Eighty lambs grading "choice"
were sold for 26'a cents a pound.
Total weight of these animals was
7,386 pounds ? an average of
Seventy-three lambs grading
"good" were sold for 23 cents.
Total weight was 6,484 ? an aver
age of 88 80.
Forty-four lambs grading "medi
um" went for 20 cen^. Total
weight was 3.550 pounds ? an av
erage of 80.70.
Six lambs grading "common"
sold for 15 cents. Total weight was
408 pounds ? an average of 68.
There was no culls offered.
Two other lamb pools will be
held at Clyde in the latter part of
June and the early part of August.
Haywood producers who sold
lambs at the pool were:
W. J. Campbell, Hillary Med
ford, Kenneth Best, Mark Scott,
Bennett Best, Herschell Hlpps. J.
B. James, Mrs. Cora Mae Smith,
Sara James, Hershell Rogers, R.
F. Rogers, R. M. Hawkins, Jr..
Bill Plott. Fred Mann. Boone Rog
ers, and Mrs. Fred Rice.
Out-of-county producers at the
sale were Paul Killian. Dr. Frank
M. Killian of Macon County, and
M. B. Freeman of Madison County.
Fine Cherry Crop
Reported By Francis
Although apples have been dam
aged by fire blight, the county's
cheriry crop has escaped and is one
of the best in years, Henry Fran
cis of Francis Cove told The Moun
Mr. Francis says he has 75 trees
"loaded down" with rhrrrlrc
Lot Of Hard Work
Only federal offices?including
the post office?in the Waynesv
villc area were closed today in
observance of Memorial Day.
Although the holiday actually
was yesterday. It was being ob
served today because of its fall- I
ing on Sunday.
All business houses, banks, and
town and county offices were
open as usual.
A special Memorial Day pro
gram in honor of the dead from
four wars was conducted Sunday
afternoon at the veterans plot in
the Green Mill Cemetery by
American l.egnon Post 47.
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Hugh R. Terrell was elected
president! of the Pigeon Valley
Lions Club at a meeting last week
at the Bethel School Cafeteria.
The officers selected were, for
the most part, the same ones chos
en to govern the club since it was
chartered last December.
Others elected were: Carson W
Clark, first vice president, Jack
Rigdon, second vice president;
John G. Rcmcnar, third vice presi
Also Kin McNeil, secretary; L. J.
Worley, treasurer; D. D. York,
Lion tamer: Guy Wells and James
Reeves, tail twisters; Roy Deitz
and Robert R. Kelley, directors.
Crab tree Baptists
To Observe Anniversary
Crabtree Baptist Church will ob
serve As 140th anniversary Sunday
with special singing and dinner
on the grounds, it has been an
The worship service will begin
at 11 a.m.
It all darted at 7 p.m. Saturday
when four members-of The Moun
taineer staff, W. G. Kuss. Marion
Bridges, Bob Winchester. Bob Con
way, joined Kenneth Fry of WHCC
in the Law Library in the court
house to compile primary election
returns. They were joined by Clif
ton Metcalf, Brevard, and Mrs. Ann
The task required nine hours,
for it was not until 4 a.m. that the
final returns had been totalled up.
The outcome of many races, how
ever, was obvious long before that.
As usual, Catalooehee Precinct
was the first to be heard from?
reporting in the morning a total
of seven ballots cast.
Frofn then on it was more than
an hour before the next returns
were received from East Waynes
villc. After that, reports eame in
steadily throughout the remainder
of the night and into the early
morning hours. Other early report
ers were Jonathan Creek, Fines
Creek No. 2, Beaverdam No. 7,
Mt. Sterling, and Cecil. The last
returns came from the larger pre
cincts?Clyde, West Wayncsville.
Hazelwood, South Waynesville, and
The total number of votes east
reached 7,900?missing by only 100
(he prediction of an 8.000 vote to
The tabulation in several pre
cincts was delayed somewhat when
it was found that several slate bal
lots had been placed in those des
ignated for county ballots Only
a few such Errors were made, how
Two men In the Mountaineer's
working group alternated in taking !
reports from the precincts over (
I he phone. Another kept county re-1
turns on a large chart, while a
fourth kept the state figures. Totals
were frequently run off on adding
machines?keeping two machines
busy all nigbt. They were operated
by Mrs..Boyd, Ben Sloan.. Metealf. '
and Mrs. Larry Cagle. the letter a
During the early part of the i
evening, only two or three onlook
ers were in the counting room, but
later on from IS to ?tl persons wore 1
on hand to observe the compilation
of the votes. A number of candi
dates visited the law library to
Kct the returns as soon as possible,
hut others kept an ear cocked by
I he radio
Scott Captures Nomination;
Sen. Lennon Leads In WNC
For Mrs. Rotha ;
Funeral services were held yes- (
terday afternoon in the Waynes- ,
ville Presbyterian Church for Mrs.
Hairy Rotha, 70, who died Friday j
night in her home on Pigeon
Street following a long illness.
The Rev. Malcolm R. Wiliam- (
son, pastor of the church, and the '
Rev. James Fortune of Durham,
officiated. Interment was in Green
Hill Cemetery. 1
Serving as pallbearers were C. '
E. Weatherby, W. C. Ensley, Jr., 1
Howard Hyatt, William Medford, J
Leo Reiger, and David Felmet.
Mrs. Rotha was bor^i September
23. 1883. She was the former Miss 1
Georgia Knight, the daughter of 1
the late Captain George and Lura 1
Thackson Knight of Virginia. She
had lived in Waynesville more 1
than fifty years and had endeared 1
herself to a host of friends. She 1
men won renomination easily? c
Reps. L. H. Fountain, 2nd District;
(See Mrs. Rotha?Page 6)
Compiled from AP Dispatches
Although Senator Alton A. Len
ion had still not conceded at noon
oday. it is apparent that former
Sorth Carolina governor W. Kerr
Scott has won the Tar Heel State's
lamination for U. S. Senator.
Unofficial returns from 1.918 of
he state's 2,027 precincts gave
Scott 297.001 votes to Lennon's
171,661. This was a 25,340-vote
cad for the former governor and
i majority of 5,341 over the field.
Although he carried the state.
Scott trailed his opponent in 19
iVestern North Carolina counties.
Lennon picked up 36,354 votes
nd led Scott in 11 counties ?
\very. Buncombe, Cherokee. Clay,
Henderson, Madison. Polk, Huther
'ord, Transylvania, Watauga and
Scott received 34.680 votes and
ed in the counties of Burk, Gra
lara, Haywood, * Jackson, Macon,
McDowell, Mitchell and Swain.
"Also-rans" were Alvin Wing
cld, Jr., Henry L Sprinkle, A. E
I'urner, Oila Hay Boyd,'and W, N.
fostick who received a total of
inly 14,658 votes.
Four North Carolina congress
(See Scott?Page 6)
4-H To Plan Program
For Bay Staters' Visit
Plans for entertaining a group
of 4-H Club members from Berk
shire County, Mass., in August
will bo made at a meeting of the
Haywood County 4-H Exchange
Club at 7:30 p m. Tuesday, June
8, at the courthouse.
At that meeting, discussions will
be held on:
1 Making money to entertain
the Massachusetts delegates.
2 Assigning delegates to Ex
change Club members, who will
play host to the visitors in their
3 The program to be presented.
Last year 36 Haywood County
4-H members, visited ? Massachus
etts from duly 26th to August 7.
This year the Bay Staters will be
here from August 4th through 11.
In two previous trips, the Hay
wood young fplks have gone to
Washington County, Iowa, and
Denton County, Texas and have
then entertained groups from those
The local Kxchunge Club is made
up of 60 people, including associ
ate and honorary members.
Officers are: Weaver Hipps,
president; Tom CogdUl, vice presi
dent: Bess Francis, recording sec
retary; Howenn Kobinson, corre
sponding secretary; Doris Muse,
treasurer: Mary Francis McCrack
en, historian, and Patsy Brendle,
The organization nas not met
since Christmas because many
memhers she students in college.
(See Tabulations Paces 3 & 6)
Indications today pointed to a
second primary in Haywood as the
result of a close race for chairman
of the board of commissioners.
Unofficial returns gave Faraday
C. Green 2483, and Glenn D. Brown
Brown, through a spokesman,
told The Mountaineer at noon to
day. any comment on a second pri
mary would have to wait for the
official canvass of the vote by the
Board of Elections. This is set for
Tuesday. Under the law, a candi
date has five days after the canvas
in which to give notice of a second
Clarence Edwards, constable of
Waynesville township, said he had
officially given noti9e that he was
seeking a second primary. The
vote in the constable's race is in
, complete with two precincts out.
A. F. Arrinjjton is ahead in the
The vote in Haywood Saturday
was light, as predicted, with slight
ly over 8,000 ballots being cast. The
early afternoon showers might have
kept back some. The county was
unusually quiet all day.
? Sheriff Fred Y. Campbell led the
ticket, according to the unofficial
returns, polling 6470, and Hub Ruff.
The unofficial tabulation of the
20 precincts in tlie county will be
found on page six, as well as the
unofficial tabulation of how Hay
wood voted in the state races. Hay
wood gave W. Kerr Scott a better
than a two-for-one vote over Sena
tor Lennon in the spirited sena
! lorial race.
in me seven-county 20th Judicial
i District, Thad I). Bryson of Brvnon
' City held a solid lead over his tvo
] Haywood County opponents Felix
I K. Alley, Jr., and Grover C. Davis,
| both of Waynesville. On the h;jsis
of unofficial returns from 107 of
the 112 precincts in Macon, Gra
I ham. Clay, Cherokee, Haywood,
Jackson and Swain. Bryson polled
11,130 votes to 5.938 for Alley and
! 5,246 for Davis.
The unofficial returns as compil
| ed and tabulated by The Moun
taineer, shows the following:
T D. Bryson 2789
| Felix E. Alley. Jr. 2399
j Grover C. Davis . 2752
| William Medford 3830
J. Harden Howell . 3459
W. Homer Owen ...1864
R. E. Sentellc 2143
Jerry Rogers 3489
Fred Y. Campbell 6470
! Hub Ruff ... .. .1314
| Bryan I). Medford 3131
Joe N. Ttate, Jr. 1872
P. D. (Dave* Turner 461
Grover C. Ferguson 1373
Mutt Tat^ . ........ 1250
CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Glenn D. Brown 2166
Faraday C. Green .... 2483
C. C. Francis 1871
Carter Osborne 1231
Frank R. Medford 4012
Gaston Burnette 1609
Floyd W. Woody 4211
Way M. Mease . ,...1345
Harry J. Hyatt 1937
Willard Moody ..?.2335
Jim Jtillian - 32<7
Clifton Terrell 3065
John K. Reeves 2338
Hub Caldwell 2050^
Killed ? ? ? ? 0
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plW from ftecorda of
SUte Highway ntrol.)