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,"year no. 19 16 PAGES Associated Press waynesville. n. c., monday afternoon. june 21, 1954 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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| Convene Here
ase of the former Motting-1
rCo. by the Carolina Ford
Co. in Charlotte and ro
of the loeel Ford agency
raj Motors. Inc. was an
today by E. Norris Eng
i managtr of the agency
?mer manager, Ed Iilot
t leaving Waynesville to
a Firestone store in De
Inglish, a native of Koa
a came here from Char
here he was employ ed by |
m and Industrial Equip
o. Previously he managed :
ir agency in Galax. Va.,
' years and was with the
al Tractor Corp. in Hich- ,
a for 19 months. He is a
"f the Baptist Church
nelish is married and has i
Jghters. The elder. Bar-!
?an was graduated this
?m Radford College. Bad-1
? and plans to teach in
wis at Norfolk. Va. this
The younger daughter, |
o. will be a junior at Way
High this fall.
(e of the vacation Bible
ow being held at the Way
Presbyterian Church, the
n Red Cross Bloodmobilc's
'Perafions here Friday has
wd <o the First Methodist
according to Rudolph
and Johnny Edwards, co
1 of the blood donor pro
JJoodmobile will be in the
Nement Friday from 11
P1 5 p.m. to seek Waynes
po'a of 150 pints.
N t ross Gray Ladies will
effort to handle traffic
?more satisfactorily and to
?widen! hazards resulting
"Rested streets of Cahton,
lrd of Town Officials has
lor more strinRent law en
int They urged local offi
ce that all traffic viola
te reported and proper
'ken to reduce some viola
der that the patrolmen may
e Canton Law?Page 8)
s *nd warm today and Tues
?dny the State Test Farm:
Ma*. Mln. Prec.
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78 63 ?
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Doctors from four states have
been invited to attend the Moun
taintop. Medical Assembly here
i The sessions will be held in the
court house, beginning at 8:30 Fri
day morning, June 25, according to
Dr. R. S. Roberson of Hazelwood,
chairman of the committee. Oth
er members of the committee are
Dr. V. H. Duckctt, program chair
man and Dr. Boyd Owen, ar
Dr. Frank Hammett is president
of the Haywood County Medical
Society, and members of the spon
An announcement was made
today that all offices of doctors
in Haywood would be closed on
Friday and Saturday for the con
vention. All emercency calls will
be handled through the llaywood
Nationally known doctors will be
on the two-day program, the com
mittee announced. The program is
expected to attract doctors from
the area, including North and
South Carolina. Georgia and Ten
Rev. M. R. Williamson, pastor of
the Presbyterian Church here will
give the invocation, and Jonathan
Woody the address of welcome.
Dr. Robert F. Dickey, chief of
the department of Dermatology,
Geisinger Memorial Hospital. Dan
ville. Pa., will speak on "Dermatol
ogical Manifestations of Internal
He will be followed by an ad
dress on "Plastic Surgery in Gen- :
eral Practice." by Dr. William A.
Lange, chief of the division of plas-;
tic surgery, Grace Hospital, De- ?
The third morning address will |
be on "Gastric Ulcer?Gastric Can
cer Problem," by Dr. Emmanuel
Deutsch. Tufts College Medical j
Following an hour and a half
lunch period, the session will re-|
convene in the courtroom, and the
same three morning speakers will
continue the program, with Dr.
Dickey speaking on "Dermatol-'
Dr. Langc will give a continua
tion on plastic surgery, and Dr. /
Deutsch will continue his morn
A reception w-ill be held at the!
country club at 6:30, followed by |
n buffet banquet at eight o'clock.1
Plans are to have this outdoors,'
Dr. Aaron T. Beck, department '
of Psychiatry, University of Penn
sylvania School of Medicine, will
speak at the banquet on the sub
ject, "The Aftermath of Brain
Starting at ten Saturday, the
convention members will stage a
Calloway and Blind Bogey Golf
Tournament. There will be sight
seeing. bridge and canasta for
those not taking part in the tourna
That evening the group will go
to Cherokee to see "Unto These
The local committee said that
most of the members would bring
their wives for the convention.
Plans are to have a luncheon for
them on Friday, at one, at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Roberson.
The Auxiliary will also provide
Other entertainment, such as trips,
golf, and bridge for the women
during the ti?e the convention is
having sessions at the courthouse.
Mrs. Howard Stamey of States
ville is visiting her sister, Mrs.
Mark Ferguson, and Mr, Fergu
son of Fines Creek.
READING ROOM PLAQUE was dedicated along: with the new
$50,000 Canton Library this morning. Shown here, left to right:
C. A. Stone. Library board chairman. Mrs. llelder, in whose honor
the reading room was named, and Governor L'mstead. This pic
ture was made this morning on the front of the new Library. ?
(Other pictures, Pages 6 and 8) (Mountaineer Photo).
Dies At 63
Funeral services were held yes
terday afternoon in the chapel of
tiic Garrett Funeral Home for Rob
ert L. McLean. 63, who died Fri
daj afternoon following a long ill
The Rev. Earl H. Brendall. pas
tor of the First Methodist Church,
officiated and interment was in
Green Hill Cemetery
Pallbearers were M. T. Bridges.
Cnarles Miller, Robert Winchester.
W. Curtis Russ. Cordell Chambers
and Furman Stinnett.
McLean was a native of Haywood
county, the son of the late James
aid Flora McLean. He was a mem
ber of the First Methodist Church
and had been employed by the
Waynesville Mountaineer as a
printer for about forty years.
Surviving are a niece. Mrs. Paul
Simpson of Arlington. Va.: and an
uncle, Bob Proffit of Asheville; and
For Their Work
Methodist women of Western
North Carolina have pledged $186.
300 in support of their "all pur
pose" program of Christian service
during the now fiscal year.
The sum is a $10,000 increase
over last year, according to Miss
Una Edwards of ClifTsidc, treasurer
of the Woman's Society of Chris
tian Service, Western North Caro
lina Conference. The group con
cluded its three-day annual meet
ing Friday at Lake Junaluska.
The money is used to aid the
Woman's Division of the Metho
dist Board of Missions in its world
wide program and for WNC pro
jects in the field of education, soc
ial work among children, youth
and adults, and in the rural parish.
In other business, delegates lect
ed six new conference officers
and re-elected four others.
The Waynesville delegation was
led by Miss Laura Jones, district
6-Point Charter Covering
Racial Policies Set-UP
Two organizations of Methodist
women of Western North Carolina
adopted a six-point "charter of ra
cial policies" at thcta annual meet
ings last week at the Lake Juna
luska Assembly. '
The groups are the Woman's So
ciety of Christian Service, and its
affiliate for employed women, the
Wesleyan Service Guild. They mut
The charter was first adopted by
the groups' national organization^?
the Woman's Division of the Meth
odist Board of Missions?and is be
ing presented for study and region
al action in Methodism's 102 an
nual conferences in the U. S.
The fifth article of the charter
reads; "We believe that the Wo
man's Division as an agency of the
Methodist Church must build In
every area it may touch a fellow
ship and social order without ra
On June 1 more than half of the
eonfcrence organizations, including
several southern states, had ratified
the charter. The five other articles
read as follows:
"We believe that God is the
Father of all races and we are His
children in one family.
"We believe that the personality
of every human being is sacred.
"We belitve that opportunities
for fellowship and service, for per
sonal growth, and for freedom in
every aspect of life are inherent
rights of every Individual.
"We believe that the visible
church of Jesus Christ must dem
onstrate these principles within its
own organization and program.
"We believe that progress may
be advanced by declaring emphat
ically those policies on which the
Woman's Division is determined to
move in order to come nearer the
To A Good Samaritan
In Sea Fishing
There's no doubt that Mrs.
Doyle D. Alley, secretary of the
Park Commission knows her
mountains. But when she jour
neyed to Morehead City on Caro
lina's Atlantic Coast to attend
a meeting last week, she was
probably considered a "tender
foot" by the native flatlanders.
However, that was before Mrs.
Alley hauled in a 36-inch "king"
| mackerel, largest such fish
caught in the area this year. I
She made Her catch last Tues- '
day while fishing from the boat,
i "Little Sister," captained by |
Mrs. Alley and other members
of the North Carolina Park,
Parkway, and Forests Develop
ment Commission - - - Mr. Kelly
Bennet of Bryson City, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Presley of Ashe
ville, W. R. Winkler of Boone,
and Forest Supervisor Don J.
Morriss of Asheville made a rec
ord catch for the year of 102
j Spanish mackerel. ?
I * 1
Approximately 12 6 Haywood
County 4-H Club members are ex
pected to participate in 4-H activi
ties .this week at Camp Schaub
along with 50 4-H clubbers from
Cecil Wells, assistant county
ageht in charge of boy's 4-H work,
said that 47 boys and 59 girls have i
registered for the camp, which j
opens this afternoon at Camp i
Schaub on the test farm grounds
arid continues through Saturday.
The camp, managed by Eric De
Groat and utilized by 4-H clubbers j
throughout the state, offers morn
ing assemblies, flag raising and
lowering, camp inspection, organiz
ed afternoon and evening recrea- )
tlon, stunt and talent program,
vesper services, and an annual ban
Classes also are taught in swim- j
ming. recreation, electricity, crafts >
2 Haywood Boys
Two, Haywood County boys ?
Stephen Woody of Waynesvillc and
Eddie Wells of Bethel?are parti
cipating in the National Appalach
ian Trail log expedition, being con
ducted this week for Explorer
The Scouts will hike along a 31
niile stretch of trail from Unicoi
Gap, Ga. to the Deep Gap camp
grounds. The group was due to
leave Sylva Monday and return
The log books are transferred
from one Explorer Scout to anoth
er in order to record tho condition
of the entire Appalachian Trail,
which stretches for 2,000 miles
from Maine to Georgia.
By Alice Marting
'See picture page 8. section 2'
High in the western Carolina
mountains a jeep stands before a
wooden church surrounded by a
cluster of small buildings. At the
wheel sits a young-looking woman,
her face framed by the familiar;
bonnet of the Salvation Army. This
is Major Cecif Broh. of Max Patch
Mission. Good Samaritan to the
people of remote mountain regions.
Not only the folk in secluded
ares know her but recognition for
her long years of Christian life
and service comes from her co
workers everywhere and from all
those concerned with social bet
terment and with brotherhood.
In the first week of June this!
tribute took definite form in a cere
mony held at Atlanta. Ga. Major
Brown was presented with a medal
for 25 years of service by Commis
sioner William J. Dray, Command
er of a territory including 13
The recognition ceremony took
place at the Salvation Army Train
ing College where 25 years ago *
Major Brown was commissioned. '<
Sixteen of her original class of 45
are still in the work and were also !
presented with medals. On the
same occasion, the veteran work-!
ers watched the commissioning of
this year s class of cadets.
As she watched. Major Brown
must have remembered her own
beginnings: For a year after being
commissioned she'remained at the
Training College as a statr mem
ber She then went to Reidsville
to open up Salvation Army work.
The pioneering job launched there.
Major Brown carried the torch to
the communities of Statesville and
later Salisbury before sellling at
Max Patch U) build a mission
which, for the past 20 years, has
made life better for Haywood'
for three of those years she was
the only Army worker in the area,
and only the folk in the mountain
cabins know the full story of her
lonely trips into their lives, some
times on horseback, often on foot.
Typical of the stories about her
work is the one of a "three-day walk !
she made alone to carry supplies
and teach one class in a remote
mountain settlement. Two of the
three days were required for going
Five young women now assist
Major Brown, and the original
church building has grown to in
(See Good Samaritan?Page 8)
Boncy Franklin will strike up the
siting music at 9 p.m. Wednesday
o t the courthouse parking lot as
the Waynesville Jaycecs resume
their mid-week summer square
dances, to continue through Labor
Dancing each Wednesday will be
from 9 p.m. until midnight. No
charge will be made for spectators,
but dancers will pay 25 cents per
aance per couple,
In charge of the dances will be
Jaycees Elmer Hendrix and Willis
Beck, co-chairmen. They will be
assisted by Tommy Green. Lester
Burgin, Bill Burgin and Jim Mil
New Gulf Oil
Opens At Lake
A new wholesale distributing
plant for high quality petroleum
products has just been established
at Lake .lunaluska under the firm
name. Enloe and Heed. The part
nership will be the exclusive dis
tributors of Gulf Oil Company pro
The plant is located along the
railroad tracks near the Biltmore
Dairy at the site of the former
Hardy Liner Coal Yard. It includes
a warehouse and office 40 by 60
feet and four 15.000 gallon tanks.
The firm will be run by S. W_ and
VV. R. Enloe, of Sylva, and Roy H.
Heed. Reed pland t^> move from
Sylva to Waynesville. Enloe has
been the distributor for Gulf pro
ducts in Haywood County but work
ed out of the plant in Sylva. They
will have three full-time employees
Enloe and Reed will wholesale
Gulf tires, batteries and accesso
ries. specialty products, and home
4 Minor Traffic
Four minor accidents were re
ported hv the State Highway Patrol
during the weekend. Persons in
volved escaped serious injury in
The most recent mishap occurred
at 9:15 today when Mrs. Charles
K. Sorrells of Route 3. Candler,
djiving a 1951 Chevrolet, ran off
a low shoulder on U. S. 23 near
Lake Junaluska and lost control
of her vehicle, which overturned
on its top.
Hiding with her was Alvina Phil
lips. a sister, who suffered only a
leg scratch. Mrs. Sorrells escaped
injury, but suffered shock. Both
were taken to the Haywood County
Hospital, but later went to the
office of Dr. Roy Moore in Canton
Damage to the wrecked car was
climated at $400 by State Patrol
man Harold Dayton, who investi
gated the accident.
Two" mishaps were reported by
Patrolman W. R. Wooten. One took
place near midnight on Saturday
when Mrs. Ruth McElroy Haynes of
Clyde, driving a 1947 pickup truck,
< See Four Accidents?Page 8)
Library At Canton
(Other pictures, Pages 6 and 8> I
In impressive ceremonies this
morning, the new $50,000 Canton
Libraj-y was dedicated, with Gov
ernor William B Umstead, princi
pal speaker at the 42-minute pro
A large crowd stood on the li
brary lawn and heard Gov. Um
stead point out that "it is such
buildings and projects as this that
provide means for straight think
ing and right living."
"The mere building will not ful
fill the purpose?it will take the I
continued spirit and faith like the
people of Canton have shown for 1
many years. This library, like all
olhcrs throughout the state and na
tion. provides truth and inspira
The climax of the program was
the unveiling of a plaque which
designated a reading room in the
new building as the Ada Clark
Holder Room?in grateful recog
nition of the many years of de
voted effort given by ber towards
th" establishment of a library in
this community. Mrs. Holder has
served on the Library board since
the pr.oject began in 1937. It is
sponsored by the Woman's Club.
Tributes were paid to Reuben
11. Robertson. Sr.. by the governor.
He was referred to as an indus
. . iiuuKi's presiaetL and
Rev. W. Harold Groce ga\T the
invocation, and prayed that the
Library would always be a source
of truth, inspiration, information,
end devoted to the good of man
[ Reuben B. Robertson, Jr., presi- 1
dent of Champion Foundation, Inc.. '
donor of the major part of the
building, said that the goafs*of the
Foundation were to aid in the de- .
velopment of cultural and health (
; projects in the area. He told the |
! large crowd that the fund would
provide for a bigger program, es
pecially in scholarships?especially
| the technical fields kindred to the
'continued research for Champion, j
"The Library is the first major
undertaking of the Foundation in j
the cultural field," he said.
C. A. Stone, chairman of the
Library Board, in accepting the
building from the Foundation, said
. it would remain a landrAark in the
community, and would serve better
throughout the years.
H. A. Helder. vice president and j
division manager of the Carolina :
Division of Champion, expressed j
appreciation for the keen interest
shown in this area by Reuben B. |
Robertson. Sr.. and his son. "Their ,
contribution of this lot and build
ing enables this community to rea
i Mze a dream come true."
Mr. Robertson, in introducing !
Governor Umstead. pointed out1
, that 'he felt "Governor Umstead is
the finest governor of this state in
| my memory."
"In this day and time, when
changes are so rapid, and there is I
a certain amount of confusion, we
need inspiration from such things
as this library will atford."
Governor Umstead paid glowing
tribute to the Robertsons, and
B'andon Hodges, He traced the
growth of the Canton Library since
1937, and termed a library as a
great institution. "Libraries are a |
vital part of any educational sys
tem," he said, "and this project
here means much to the town of
(See Umstead?Page 8>
To Attend ALA Meeting
Miss Margaret Johnston. Hay
wood County librarian, left last
week by plane for Minneapolis and
St. Paul, Minn., where she will at
tend the 10-day meeting of the j
American Library Association.
GOVERNOR I'mstead as he
spoke at the Canton Library ded
ication this morning;.
Boy Scout Camp Daniel Bmw** -
on the east form of Pigeon River
opened today for its 12th summer
session with 130 Scouts in attend
ance from the Daniel Boone Coun
Troops at the tamp now are from
Brevard. Marshall, Burnsville,
Spruce Pine, Asheville. Oakley, and
Members of the camp staff are
R. M. Garner, director; O. C.
Barker, business manager; Francis
Pless. assistant camp director;
Thomas Adams, waterfront direc
tor; Craig Cooley and Albert Black
well, assistant waterfront directors;
Harvey Sigmon, scouteraft director;
Charles Himes, mess officer; and
Charlie Smith, mess assistant.
Other leaders will be Wade
Hatcher, quartermaster; Dick
Vance, assistant quartermaster;
Robert Dye, bugler; apd Walter
Knight, Pete Schoonderoerd,
Jackie Merrill, Jimmie Neill and
Johnnie Cocke, senior patrol lead
ers. Charlie Huff will be camp
Scout Field Executives Thomas
S. Speed and Vernon L. McCurry
of the council staff will spend part
of each week at the camp.
A new feature of the camp pro
gram this year will be a series of
Identification trips to study rocks
and minerals. Members of the
Southern Appalachian Mineral So
ciety will organize the trips under
the direction of W. M. Graham.
Camp activities will include
swimming, hiking, woodcraft, arch
ery and water sports in the "camp
navy" of 16 canoes and 4 rowboats.
Six camp periods of one week
each will be held during the sum
Tarpaulin Set Afire
Waynesville firemen made a
I run at 9:15 today to the Ashcvillo
road near the Ratcliffe Cove inter
section where a tarpaulin became
ignited on a IVi-ton truck owned
by the Haywood Co-op.
The tarpaulin was set afire by
the truck's exhaust pipe, firemen
said. Damage was estimated at $25.
Canton Lions Install
Officers And Committees
The Canton Lions Club will in
stall new officers at a dinner meet
ing Tuesday night. June 22, at 7
p.m. at the Ml. Valley Inn in Mag
gie Valley. The new president. L.
It. Cioodson, and other officers will
be officially put Into office by Roy
Taylor, of Black Mountain, Lion
International Counccllor and past
district governor. Dale Shull is
Hill Brooks was re-elected secre
tary-treasurer and Carter Rhine
hart, Jr.. has been made new edi
tor of the semi-monthly bulletin
First, second and third vice presi
dents, in that order, are C. A.
Smith, Ernest Moascr and H. Cabe.
L A. Coman. Jr., Is Tail Twister, to
be assisted by Ouy Roberts.
The incoming president has al
ready appointed 1954-55 commit
tees, as follows:
Attendance: W. K. Hudson, chair
man; Sidney Trusedale, Dr. V, H.
Duckett, W. M. Allen.
Program: L. A. Coman. Jr., chair
man; Walter Clark, Brainard Bur
rcss, Nick Posey,
Lions Education: W. L. Hickard.
Chairman; Tom Reeves, Dr. H. A.
Boys and Girls Work: Boyd
Allen, chairman; Turner Cathey,
I Wesley Holtzclaw. Jack Cabe.
Band: Walter Holton. chairman;
George Butt", Allen Angell.
Education: Pat Greeley, chair
man; Fred Ferguson. Walter Dixon.
Wildlife: Morris Brooks, chalr
(Sre Canton Lions?Page Si
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State Hlfhway Petrol.)