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' 8 WAYNESV1LLE, N. C\, THURSDAY AFTERNOON. JUNE 371954 ?q . D "O
*3QQ I" Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Irown Asks Second Primary In Chairman
ecord Crowd Expected For Haywood County Day
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Bake junaluska Methodist
B will open its 41st sea-j
B at the annual "Hay
Bun" Day" program, be
m 11:30 a in., when Wayne
Eening. former Haywood
Barm agent, will be the
? Will be held on the
?following Mi. Corpening s
I and a singing program
?t at 2:30 p m.
Ipm the program will be
K. w itli Dr. J Lent Stokes,
?dent of Pfeiffer College.
? . N C.. as the prin-1
Baker. His address is en
Balling in Love With Life "
Bikes became president of
? last July. Previously, he
Bed three years on the na- ?
?aft uf the Methodist Board ,
?cation. Nashville, Tenn.Ji
B was secretary of religion .
Bpresentative of the board ?
Bs and universities across J
?n Korea of missionary par
? Stokes holds the A. U.
?rum Asbury (Ky.) CoUegt,
n from Duke University,
? and the Ph. D. from Yale
?h New Haven, Conn. He
? pastorates in both North ?
mpening is now field rep- 1
?ve for the Wachovia Bank I
?dis at Winston-Salem.
g?. f. J. Huneyeutt of 1
nlh', .Methodist district '
ri der,t. will preside. Spec-!
r will be provided by the j '
"he High School Chorus, '
by Charles F. Islcy, Jr. | j
singing program at 2:30. :
J by W. W. Roland, will *
selections by: 1
rravelers Quartet of Way- , ?
the Webb Family of Hay
ounty. the Roland Family | 1
w>k. the Mountain Quartet 1
nesville, Norma Clark of, '
reek. Shirley McCracken '
"ek. and Patricia Messer of
10?d County Day" is un- 1
1 sponsorship of the Way- '
Hazelwood-Lake Junaluska '
f of Commerce and the '
"thel-ciyde Chamber of '
J- L. Kilpatrick of
"lie and Roy McKinnish I
? are co-chairmen,
^ke Junaluska Assembly '
? summer program head- '
1 mr Methodists of nine 1
ctnis Urge j?
For Tourists |j
?iution to have tourists who 1 \
k in Waynesville's business 1
from havihg to pay a fine j t
roved Tuesday night by the
) Club at its meeting at I t
'? Bcstaurant. I '<
Solution suggests that each i !
>t contribute one dollars in j 1
lo Wayncsville police who I
deposit them in meters |
>ut-of-state motorists have 1 j
f time expire. I ,
nted notice would also be 1
Ihe windshield of the car I
I informing the owner that \ ,
sverparked and asking him 1 !
five cents in a receptacle ]
nearest business establish-1
JBP " ?
SPEAKERS at Haywood County Day at Lake junaiuska, will in
clude Wayne Corpening, former county agent here, and Dr. J.
Lem Stokes. Corpening will speak at the 11:30 service, and Dr.
Stokes at eight Sunday evening.
Illegal Parkers At Scene
Of Fire Get Police Tickets
Henry Webb <1
Dies In Blaze
[n His Home
A finding of accidental death by '
suffocation has been returned by
Dr. J. Frank Pate, county coroner,
in the death of Henry Paul Webb,
31, who perished early Tuesday
morning in a fire at his home at
104 Richland St., Hazel wood.
It was believed that the fire oc
curred when Webb fell asleep a
bout 3 a.m. with a lighted cigarette :
In his hand. His body was burned
badly when discovered by Hazel
The blaze was first discovered j
by Vernon Medford, an employee j
;>f Charlie's Place, who was return
ing from work. He stopped his car. ,
and roused a neighbor, Vincent
Gibson, who called the fire de-1
partment. The alarm was received
at 3:20 a.m.
Firemen brought the blaze under
control iti ten minutes, but were ,
pot able to enter the residence for 1
another 20 minutes because of j
:he heavy smoke.
On entering the house, firemen ;
Found Webb's charred body -only !
two feet from the door, still seat- j
sd in a wooden chair, which was |
propped against a wall. A pocket j
watch found on the bodv was stop-;
ped at 3:10.
Dr. Pate ruled the death acci-!
iental and said there would not be
in inquest. He was assisted in the
investigation by Sheriff Fred
Campbell and Hazelwood and Way
Blood on Webb's head when he
vas found raised some question as
o the possibility of foul play, but
nvestigating authorities later eon
?ludcd that he wound was a recur
?ence of an injury suffered some
ime ago in an automobile accident.
Apparently the last person to
see Webb alive was a taxi driver,
who took him home after mid
light from a place near the Day
:on Rubber plant.
Hazelwood firemen estimated
he damage to the residence at
$2,500. The living room in the
small frame dwelling was com
pletely gutted, and a bedroom was
(See Henry Webb?Page 6)
To Meet Monday Night
The Haywood County Highland
ers tourist group will hold their
regular monthly meting at 7:30
[>.m. Monday at the courthouse.
President L. E. DeVous will pre
To Sycamore 1
A blight of epidemic proportions!
las hit area sycamore trees but
t won't kill the trees, Southeast
ern Forest Experiment Station
lahologists have disclosed.
The disease?a fungus by the
lame of anthraenose?is one of
he most common diseases of syca
nore and is characterized b^ the
oss of foliage.
The disease is not fatal unless
t occurs three or four years in a
?ow. pathologists said.
The affected trees may leaf out
icain In early slimmer hut the foil-, ?
Curiosity killed the cat. It also
resulted in 30 Waynesville resi
dents getting police tickets lor 11-i
legal parking at the scene of a
fire on Chestnut Park Drive
Those charged were all assessed
court costs of $10 each on Wednes
day in Mayor's Court.
The fire was not a major one be
cause it occurred in a small un
occupied house, but had It been of '
serious proportions, heavy prop
erty damage or possible loss of j
life could have resulted from the
inability of the firemen to get to
the scene of the blaze quickly.
Police said a large number of
cars were parked altong Chestnut
Park Drive, a narrow street, and
some vehicles in the area were
Had an ambulance been needed
at the scene. It would have lost
valuable time because of the traf
fic congestion, police added.
Waynesville firemen found the
flames entirely beyond control on I
their arrival at the scene. If the j
alarm had been given sooner, the
town's water truck would have had
to be utilized since there was no
water supply in the area. This ve
hicle also would have been de
layed because of the illegal park
Police Chief Orville Noland
pointed out that both state law and
a town ordinance prohibit "chas
ing"' fire engines and specifically
ban parking within a block of the
scene of the fire.
The chief urged local residents
to avoid interfering with the op
erations of the fire department,
and said: "If people would think
a little, they wouldn't do such
things. And what if their own
house or their own family was en
dangered by fire?"
The house, a one-story frame
structure owned by Mrs. W. G.
Tasscll of Florida, was a total
loss. Its value was estimated at
Cause of the fire was not de
J. M. Long Is Patient
At Mission Hospital
J. M. Long, who is a patient at
Mission Memorial Hospital, Ashe
ville, was reported to be "slightly
improved" yesterday. Mr. Long
entered the hospital last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C&rleton Weather
by and children, Jean and Eddy,
left this week for Glenville Lake
where they will spend most of the
age will not be as thick as the
first spring leafing, it was said.
The blight hit here in epidemic
strength n 1937 and again in 194(1.
There are effectve controls but,
because of the infrequency of the
attacks. no control work is
planned. The effective sprays are
entirely preventative and it's too
late now to save this year's leaves,
it was said. '
Some property owners are plan
ning a spraying program for next ?
Men to Enter
James Edward Campbell, son of
Mr, and Mrs. Hiram Campbell of
VVaynesville, Route 3, and James
M. "Davis, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
James M. Davis of Hazelwood. have
been accepted for enrollment at
West Point Military Academy. The
young men received their appoint
ments several weeks ago and re
cently completed the scholastic
and physical examinations for en
trance. They wid leave for the mi
itary academy, July 6.
Both young men were appoint
ed as candidates for West Point by
Congressman George A. Shuford.
He has taken a personal interest :
in the two, and has assisted them ,
in completing their plans for their
Campbell was graduataed this
week from Georgia Military Acad-;
emy. In addition to the West Point j
appointment, he was ,also given an '
appointment to the Coast Guard
Academy at New Londan, Connec
ticut, having made the second i
highest .grade in the state on his i
exams, and received an ROTC ap- j
pointment to the Naval Academy '
at Cornell University, Ithica. N. Y.
Davis' was graduated last year!
from the Waynesville Township;
High School and attended The i
Citadel in Charleston, S. C.
With the swimming pool at Lake!
Junaluska near completion, the'
gates at the dam have been closed I
ai.d the lake is filling up to its j
normal level again.
Lake officials estimated that it
will take about 10 days to fill up \
with average weather?or about aj
week if heavy rains should occur.
Average depth of the lake at the |
dam is about 30 feet. It has .been
down to about 10 feet since con
struction started on the swimming
The pool is expeced to be com
pleted some time next week. If it
is, swimming would begin there
the following week.
The pool was constructed to per
mit swimming free from the dan
gers of polluted water. Various'
creeks feeding into the lake itself!
have, at times, caused pollution, j
The county's newest swimming
spot will measure 100 by 125 feet,
and will contain chlorinated water.
The price of admission is expect
ed to be 50 cents for adults and
25 for children. Season tickets are
WEST POINT. N. Y. ? Cadet
Sergeant D. M. Rhea, 23, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon M. Rhea, j
Hazclwood, is among the Firstj
Classmen .(seniorsi at the U. S.;
Military Academy, West Point, j
N. Y., who will be graduated on,
Upon graduation he will receive
a bachelor of science degree and
will be commissioned a second
lieutenant in Artillery.
A graduate of St. John's High
School, Waynesville, and Georgia
Military College in Milledeeville,
Rhea was appointed to West Point
by Rep. Monroe M. Redden of the
12th Congressiona District of
A meeting of the Western North
Carolina Firemen's Association at
Spruce Pine last night was attend
ed by five members of the Waynes
ville Fire Department and 11 from
From Waynesville were Fire
Chief Felix Stovall, Bill Frady.
Paul Warren, Robert Chafin, and
From Hazelwood were Fire
Chief George Bisehoff, James Kuy
kendall. Charlie Balentine, Wil
burn Wright, Jim Wright. Lloyd
Blanton. Bob Pitts, Jack McClure,
R. L. Saunders, Mel Underwood,
and Ed Stenill.
The Mountain Masquers, amateur
dramatics group, will hold their
regular monthly meeting at 7:30
p.m. Monday in the ballroom of the
Piedmont Hotel, Waynesville, ac
cording to an announcement by
Mrs. 11a Campbell, production man
All members and other interested
persons are urged to attend.
The Masquers will produce the '
comedy, "Junior Miss," later this i
month. ? 1
Take Part In
Haywood county will actively!
participate in the 18th annual ob
servance of Dairy Month according
to James Kirkpatrick. chairman of
the program. He is also president
of the Haywood County Milk Pro
ducers Association, Inc.
The program will center around
the value of dairy products, as well
as to the economic value of dairy
ing to Haywood county.
Kirkpatrick said this morning
there were 72 Grade A Dairies ir. '
the county, and that these brought
about $600,000 income into the
county each year. More than 2.600
dairy cows are maintained at the
"Our community will join with ,
others all over the United States |
in stimulating local observances j
which will acquaint the public with i
nutrition facts upon which physi
cians. nutritionists and scientists J
Kirkpatrick explained that in
most areas June is the time when I
cow's milk is the richest, making '
milk and milk products such as ice 1
ci earn, butter, cheese and evaporat- 1
ed milk tops in taste, economy, and
nutrition 1 qua!'ties.
"Milk docs more for the Human
body than any other known fbod
and does it more cheaply," Kick- j
"Hesearch has shown that older 1
persons need to consume the same
amounts of dairy foods as do grow
ing children." Kirkpatrick added.
"The nutrients in dairy foods so
needed for growing bodies are just
as necessary to fight the body de
terioration of later years."
_ _ _ J
Z Injured As Cars
Meet Head - On
West Of Canton
Two were injured in a head-on >
collision Monday on Highway 19-23 '
just west of Tanton. j <
Patrolman W. R. Wooten, in
vestigating officer, said that a 1953 <
Tudor Ford, driven by Joseph L. t
Thompson. Jr.. of Clyde, was trav- J
['ling east, and struck a 1950 Poin
tiac four door, operated by Hugh 11
L. McCraeken, also of Clyde.
Both drivers were the sole occu- i
pants of their cars, and both suf-1 I
feed cuts about the head, with
Thompson getting a deep cut over 1
lii;- eye. the officer said.
Thompson is charged with driv
ing 90 feet on the wrong side of
he road. Patrolman Wooten said. ?
I he officer estimated damages to i
he Ford at $500, and to the Pon- '
lac at $600. *
Official Vote Count Shows
Only Slight Total Chanaes
The official canvass of the Satur- j
day vote by the Board of Elections
showed but little difference in the
totals from the unofficial vote as
listed by The Mountaineer on Mon
The difference was six to eight
votes for some candidates, which
flic board said was due to ballots
which were not marked according
ip regulations, and brought in by
the registrars for a ruling.
The offieial canvass shows the
drover C. Davis 2771
T. D. liryson 2800
Felix E. Alley, Jr. 2402
William Medford 3$38
J H. Howell 3467
lorry M. Rogers ... 3523
W. Homer Owen .1868
!! F Sentells 2146
Fred Y. Campbell 6501
Hub RufT .1321 i
Bryan D. Medford . 3142 ||
Joe N. Tate, Jr. 1757 1
P. D. "Dave" Turner 404
Grover C. Ferguson 1356
Mutt Tate 1253 1
Faraday C. Groen 2510
Carter Osborne . 1247
C. C. Francis 1877
Glenn D. Brown 2171 '
Frank R. Medford 4033 1
Gaston Burnette 1517
Floyd W. Woody 4326 ;
Way M. Mease 1351 i'
Harry J. Hyatt 1932
BOARD OF EDUCATION (
Willard Moody 2342
Jim Killlan 3388 |
riifton S. Terrell 3078 C
John K. Reeves 2341 I
Huh Caldwell . 2055
U. 8. SENATE ,
311a Ray Boyd 19,
>V M. Bostick 16 1
Henry L. Sprinkle 28 (|
N. Kerr Scolt 5312 1:
Alton Lennon ( 2522 e
V. E. Turner 37 "
Mvfn Winngcld, Jr. 35
U. 8. SENATE
A. Kerr Scolt 4371 0
Vl;on Lennon 2270 *'
\lvin Wingfleld. Jr. .71 ?
lenry L. Sprinkle .... 48 .
loshua S. James 1764
cUin GUI 4341
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER *
?harles F. Gold 3435 7j
chn F. Fletcher 2625 Jt
CONSTABLE CRABTREE ?
"cell McKnlght 13 &
tack Beasley 237
(See Official Vote?Page ?) IV
is ehairman of June ? Dairy
Month Program here in Hay- .
wood. He is president of the ;
Haywood County Milk Producers |
Truck Turns Over
On New Highway
[n Town Of Clyde |
A 1953?Chevrolet pick-up truck;
u.ned over just inside the Clyde
ly limits about 10:45 Monday on |
he new four-lane highway and
ale' about $200 damages to trie cab,
Bccorci.ig to Patrolman W. R.
iC". investigating officer.
1. . v4nian tVootun J-'id the ve
hicle was being driven by Jack
Erwin Rogers, of Clyde.
The officer said Rogers admitted
he was speeding, going about 60
jr 65 miles an hour when the acci
dent happened. Rogers was not
injured, and was charged with
Patrolman Wooten said the speed
limit through Clyde on all high- j
a ays is 35 miles an hour.
Martin Electric Co. of YVaynes
ille. has been awarded a contract
or electrical work at the WLOS ?
etevision tower now tinder con-j
truction on Mt. Pisgah. it was an-;
tcunccd today by Paul Martin, one j
>f the owners of the electrical firm. I
Martins is to furnish wire and j
lcctronic equipment for the TV |
ower?With a completion date of j
The amount of the contract was
Be Held On
Shortly before noon today,
Glenn D. Brown, told The Moun
taineer he was formally filing with
ihe Haywood Board of elections a
Tequest lor a second primary in
the race for chairman of the board
There has been much specula
tion as to a second primary since
the election Saturday, when Fara
day C. Green, and Brown ran with
in 399 votes of each other. Green
polled 2.510. and Brown 2,171 ac
cording to the official canvass.
This morning Clarence Edwards,
constable of Waynesville Town
ship, also gave notice to the board
of a run-off in the constable's race
against A. F. Arlington. Saturday
Arrington polled 984 and Edwards
The run-off election will be held
on Saturday, June 29th, with the
polling hours, according to the
Board of Elections.
County candidates have until
Monday, June 7th to call for a run
off, while state officials will have
until about June 15th.
Brown, in a formal statement
this morning said:
"Since the announcement of the
unofficial returns in the Demo
cratic Primary in the race for
Chairman of the Haywood County
Board of Commissioners, I have
received numerous personal visits,
phone calls, messages from others
through my friends and from vot
ers who had supported other can
didates for Chairman urging me
to call a second primary.
"When the requests were first
being made, I was not iu a posi
tion ,tn mr' e a A o_ssori -s to wM
I shohld do because I wanted to
first study the official returns. I
also wanted to be sure that a suf
ficient number of people in the
county were in favor of my call
ing for a second primary.
"After a careful study of the of
ficial returns, I find that the man
who led the ticket for this office
received only 339 votes more than
I, and that only thirty-two per
cent of those voting in this race
has cast their vote for him. Thus,
sixty-eight per cent of the people
wanted one of the other three
"Therefore, based upon the
many personal visits, phone calls,
messages from others through my
friends and from voters who had
supported other candidates for this
office, and upon the fact that
sixty-eight per cent of the voters
favored someone else, I feel it my
duty and obligation to the sixty
eight per cent majority who favor
ed someone else the right to select
the candidate of their choice and
am filing notice with the Haywood
County Board of Elections request
ing that they call a second pri
Miss Johnston Discusses
four Of U. S. Libraries
Back in Waynesville after three
ind a half months spent studying
n some of the nation's outstand
ng libraries, Miss Margaret John
ton, Haywood County librarian,
old The Mountaineer this week
hat the outstanding impressions
he gained on her tour concerns
liscussion groups, adult education,
golden age" groups, and program
Miss Johnston's itinerary carried
icr through 58 libraries, starting 1
n February after she was award
ed a $3,200 Study Grant by the
rund for Adult Education. (
In regard to discussion groups,
he librarian said, books, pamph
pts, newspapers, magazines, radio,
elevislon, motion pictures, and
ecords are used in the discussion
if a variety of subjects, including
Kioks, government, world affairs,
rime, American heritage, and
The purpose of these discussion
roups, she said, is to make peo
ile more aware of the world ot to
ay . . . to enable persons to take
part in discussing things that af
ect our democratic way of life,
nd to aid individuals in express
ng themselves and formulating
Discussions are utilized by PTA
roups, civic clubs, school and
hurch groups, and other organ!- j
ations to improve their programs
nd encourage the trend towards
rtlvities in which each person
an take a part.
Program - planning Institutes,
liss Johnston explained, sre
sponsored to help program chair
men of various organizations plan
more interesting and more varied
A valuable aid furnished to loc
al groups In this connection is the
establishment of a "speaker's
bureau," In which each organiza
tion submit lists of their out
standing speakers and their sub
Program chairmen then have
only to check with this bureau to
know who is available for their
"Golden age" groups are com
(See Mias Johnston?Page 6)
Frirf."' FF'ttmcd showers t
ij w c'earing and cooler, r
l*d bv?hSVo,e temperaturc 1
the State Test Farm:
Ma*. Mln. Prec. i
M 83 ? r
81 60 .11
to 52 .01 f
Killed ? ? ? ? 0
(This Information eona- ,
piled from Records of
State Highway PtM.)