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a. 51 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 28, 1951 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
tentative County Tax Rate Increased 20 Cents
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100 Votes Cast Saturday; Green, Rogers Victors
iners Ofl* ****** * * * * ? ? * *
; 'Buchanan Asks Pigeon Road Be Put On Interstate System
(voters pulled a "sur
ut" Saturday, as 6,200
ie second Democratic
??election estimates by
ervers here was that
would be tops for the
men who held first
May 29th primary, re
positions in Saturday's
to the unofficial tab
piled by The Moun
rday night, the fol
ts were shown:
Jreen . . 3936
tai'd.s . . 863
lg and tabulation was
nine o'clock Satur
rs, chairman of the
ions, said the official
uld be done Tuesday,
r as he knew, every
iff quietly Saturday,
e people taking part
? tfcsa w ... people
ight would go out and
ft Scott Cites
ftvivors' Of His
I Calf Walk ?
Htiatf memberships in a new
Han ' state organization ?
Hie Order of the Survivors
? Great Bull Calf Walk" ?
Hlied by Senator-Elect W.
Hcott, liav<. been received in
Hmorous and attractive bill
?cri card proclaims:
? it hereby known to all par
Herestcd. curious and sundry
?dividual named) has. by par
Bon in the Great Bull Calf
?"ii 3 March 1954. being from
ft to Hargett's Store, the
?bring several miles in dis
I sufficiently demonstrated,
ft admirable qualities, these1
?? good humor, alertness.!
ft tv to stay in the fight. This
?certifies that the bearer.
I rth. will be known as one
ft caught up in his hauling!
ft*Bit drag his feet.
? card i- signed "W. Kerr
? Squiir of Haw River," and1
ft?ied by the slogan, "We Got I
ftll But Not His Goat."
i Potts, owner of the Potts
Co. on Haywood St., was
d painfully Sunday at his
si Ikllwood when a can of
)1 exploded as he prepared
becuc a chicken. The explos-1
place in the garage at his I
Potts was taken to Haywood
w Hospital, where his con
Jt has been described as
? Dr. Frank Davis said, that
Potts suffered second-dcfxec
s on his right arm and leg
hie right side of his chest.
FARADAY C. GREEN was the
public's choice for the Demo
cratic nomination for chairman
of the county commission with
3,936 votes to Glenn I). Brown's
JERRY ROGERS won the Dem- ,
oeratic nomination for House of
Representative by polling 3,725 ?
votes to K. E. Sentelle's 2,215.
For 2nd Assembly
Here Next Year
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The Crabtree Methodist
Charge was to hold groundbreak
ing ceremonies at 5 p.m. today
for the charge's new parsonage
near the Crabtree Methodist
The residence will have three
bedrooms and be of brick veneer
construction. The contractor is
| ?Kex Messer.
The Rev. VV. Jackson Huney
cutt. district superintendent, will
be in charge of the groundbreak
ing ceremonies in the absence of
the charge's pastor, the Rev. A.
R. Davis, who is in school this
By Stab Wounds
I Ernest Arnold. 40, of Pigeon St..
was hospitalized by stab wounds
at 10:30 a.m. Saturday following a
fight with Raymond Snipes, 42.
in the Bluebird Cafe on Pigeon
Arnold's condition was reported
as "good" at Haywood County Hos-1
pital where he underwent an op
eration for cuts on the left side
of the stomach.
Snipes has been charged by ,
Wiaynesville police with as>ault
with a deadly weapon with intent
to kill. The setting of his bond ?
and the date of his hearing in;
Mayor's Court have been postpon
ed, pending the release of Arnold
from the hospital, according to
Police Chief Orville Noland. ' i
The incident was investigated by
patrolmen A. P. Evans and N. VV. j
B3 Pints Here
Sixty-three pints of blood were
contributed hefri Friday during a
visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile
at the First Methodist Church.
During the Bloodmobile's visit
to Canton Wednesday, 102 pints
were given. At Swannanoa Thurs
day, the figure was 67 pints.
The visit here was not sponsor
ed by the Waynesviile Council of
Garden Clubs as was announced|
Joe Boyd who is attending sum
mer school at Mars Hill College,
spent the weekend at home and
had as his guest Brooks Allen of
(See Pit-lures Page One. Section
Plahs are already under way
for the second annual Mountain
top Medical Assembly here next
summer. Dr. Frank Hammctt.
president of the Haywood Medical :
Society told The Mountaineer to-!
The two-day session held here
last weekend was a success from
every angle, Dr. Hammett said.
"We had a registration of about
BO. Several doctors had planned to ;
| come, but were detailed at the last j
minute, as is often the case with j
doctors. Next year wc plan to get
j the program earlier, and to get
the promotion under way sooner.
"We are gratified at the re
J spouse, and the reaction of those
I attending from four states," Dr. i
The general opinion is that the .
four speakers on the Assembly I
program were among the best on j
any one program of this nature, j
the doctors said.
i Friday morning and afternoon l
was devoted to lectures in the
court room. Friday night a buffet j
supper was held at the Country !
Saturday morning about thirty
members toop part in the golf
tournament, and then went to
Cherokee that evening for the
initial performance this season of
"Unto These Hills."
The local committee was com
posed of Dr. V. H. Duckett, Can
ton. Dr. Stuart Roberson, Hazel
wood. and Dr. Boyd Owen, Way
Pfc. Grooms, Of
Canton, Now With
Army In Korea
I?fc. Arvil Grooms, son of Mr.
and Mrs, .Rudolph Grooms, Route
3, Canton, is serving in Korea
with tlie 5th Regimental Combat
A flexible, self-sustaining unit,
the 5th RCT saw action with
every U. S. division in Korea be
fore the cease Are. The team has
completed more than three years
on the peninsula.
Grooms, a cook in Campany D,
entered the Army in March. 1953.
In Korea since last August, he
served with the 40th Infantry Di
vision until his present assign
("DP TO MEET
The Fairview CDP will meet at
7 p.m. tonight at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. R. Little on Hyatt
Creek fnr fl pntllirk supper.
Be In Line
Harry Buchanan announced that
he is one step nearer getting the
I'igeon River Road placed on the
The highway commissioner for
the 14th distrist, on a visit to Hay
wood about four weeks ago, told
The Mountaineer he was going to
make the request soon. Last week,
he announced that the request had
been made, and he felt the road
would be put on the Interstate Sys
tem. which would make the pro
ject eligible for federal funds af
ter July first% 1955.
Commissioner Buchanan visit
ed the Pigeon River construction
project on May 10th, and saw
first-hand construction of the
road, and work in the 1000-foot
He made the statement at the
time that he wanted to see work
continued on the Pigeon River
Road, and would do all he could
to have another contract ready to
let by the time the present link is
completed, which is scheduled for
Bucharftn during a conference
in Asheville over the weekend
said he was hopeful of getting the
road on the Interstate System, as
it would be eligible for funds
from the federal allocation of
$175,000,000 scheduled to become
available after July 1, 1955,
Under normal procedure, the
chief engineer, if he approves the
request, would apply to the U. S.
Bureau of Public Roads to have
the action taken. The federal agen
cy's approval is necessary to get
the project in the interstate sys
As things now stand, the Pigeon
road is proposed to replace N. C.
284 in the state system. The sev
en-mile link now under construc
tion will run from the state line
northeast of Waterville to an exist
ing U. S. Forets Service road near
The seven-mile section is under
a SI.4(14.676 contract. But state
highway officials prevlouslj have
estimated it would take several
million dollars more to complete
the road the rest of the way to N.
C. 209 in Fines Creek.
Coffee Sale - 12
For Five Dollars
A young man trying to sell
12 pounds of a well known brand
of coffee for $5 was arrested
While in jail, he cut the top
of his wrist, in what appeared
to be a suicide attempt.
He was taken to the Hospital
for first aid, and as attendant's
barks were turned, he grabbed
a bottle of alcohol and drank
half of it before he could be
Sheriff Fred Campbell said
the man was a doper, and that
brought on all the mounting
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HEADS ROTARY?William S. Ray, right, is shown accepting the
gavel of the Waynesville Rotary Club, from M. Dan Watkins, pres
ident for the year. Watklns will serve as vice-president for the
year. (.Mountaineer Photo).
?29 Land In JaiL
Find It Is Not
lust A 'Cooler'
Twenty-nine people heard of
the jail referred to as a cooler,
and took occasion over the week
end to try it out. They found it
was not air conditioned.
Sheriff Fred Campbell said it
was the largest number put in
jail for a weekend, in a long,
About half were lodged in jail
charged with being drunk, some
for stealing, others for break
ing and entering, and driving
A large majority were getting
out this morning.
Officers for 1954-55 will be in
stalled by the Waynesville Lions
Club at Mount Valley Inn Thurs
day night, with immediate past
district governor Kobert R. Bafnes
of Candler as installing officer
' and principal speaker.
Joe Cline will take office as club
president, succeeding Wayne L.
Franklin. Other incoming officers
Ernest Edwards, first vice presi
dent: Lester Burgin. Jr., second
vice president; Dr. J. E. Fender,
third vice-president; Ray Ellis,
secretary < re-elected >; Glenn W
Brownv assistant secretary: J. H.
Howell, treasurer. John Nesbitt,
Lion Tamer; M. R. Whisenhunt
and Charles McCuiston. Tail
Twisters; Roy Parkman and Her
bert Angel, directors ipr two
years, and J. B. Silcr and M, T.
Bridges, directors for one year.
Plaques will be presented to
past presidents and perfect at
tendance pins will be awarded to:
Herbert Angel. Charles Balcn
tin, John Boyd. Richard Bradley.
M. T. Bridges. C.lenn Brown, Ever
ett Camp. Fred Campbell. Joe
Cline. Bill Cobb. Howell Crawford.
Henry Davis. Joe S. Davis, Lee
Davis. Ernest Edwards, Ray Ellis.
Charles Fowler. Wayne Frank
lin, Frank Hammett, Stanley Hen
ry. James H. Howell. Jr., A. 11
Hunt. Frank Kirkpatrick, Law
rence Leathcrwood. Joe Liner. Lon
Lyda, Frank Moore, Charles Mc
Cuiston. Jhon Nesbitt, Boyd Owen,
Ben Phillips. Bill Porter. Charles
Reed. Claud Rogers. Jerry Rogers.
M. L. Sadler, Joe Scruggs, J. B.
Homer Sink. Pritchard Sinilh.
Jr., Bill Swift. Joe Tate. Jr.. F.ucl
Tavior, Carol Underwood. C. F.
Wealherby, Harry Whisenhunt.
M. R. Whisenhunt. Charlie Wood
ard, and Claude Wobdaid.
Bill Ray Is New
Wttllam S. "Bill" Kay took over ,
as president of the Wavnesville (
Rotary Club here Friday, succeed
ing Dan Wutkins. who will serve ^
as vice president for the coming
Charles Way is the secretary- j
treasurer, and will serve as a mem
ber of the .board of directors to- '
get her with Dan Watkins. and '
! Bill Prevost, H. P. MeCarroll. Paul
! McElroy, and Dick Haynes.
the year's activities which includ- '
Watkins gave a brief report of
I ed sponsorship of the polio cam
paign. Boy Scout drive, and crip*
j pled children's work in the coun
The club has 53 njembers. i
The program for entertaining a
group of 4-H Club members from
Berkshire County. Mass.. who will j
visit here from August 4th
through August 11th, will be dis- 1
cussed at a meting of the Hay
wood County 4-H Exchange Club
at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the court- |
At another Exchange Club meet- ]
ing this month, provisions were I
made to accommodate the Bay i
State visitors in homes of club
members in this county.
l.ast year a number of Haywood
4-ll'ers toured Berkshire County, i
FIREMEN ANSWER TWO CALLS 1
Waynesville firemen answered
two calls over the weekend. Satur- |
day afternoon a car caught on fire j
at Hillside Terrace; Sunday morn
ing an oil stove in a house on j
Pigeon Street caught on fire.
Little damage was reported in (
Highway patrolmen reported <
heavy traffic throughout Haywood t
on all highways over the week
end, but no wrecks reported.
On 2 County
Bids art' now being advertised
)y the Haywood County Board of
Education for construction of a
gymnasium and cafeteria at Crab
ree-Iron Duff School and a cafe
eria at Fines Creek, Lawrence
..eathcrwood, county school super
ntcndent. said today.
Bids will be opened in public j
n the superintendent's office at ,
10 a.m. July 27.
Plans and specifications on the !
wo school projects are available
or distribution from the office of i
he architect. Lindsey Gudger, in j
Financing of the construction 1
.vill be from the county's share of
he state's $50,000,000 school bond
issue and from the county's own
52,000.000 bond issue.
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Re - Elected
Mrs Doyle U. Alley, of Waynes-1
tille was reelected secretary of the i
Cherokee Historical Association
and James L. Kilpatrick of Way
nesville was renamed as a trustee
it a meeting of the Association
Climax of the meeting was a spe
ial performance of the Cherokee
urama. "Unto These Hills."
Harry E. Buchanan of Hcnder
sonville. was reelected chairman
0 ftc association by unanimous
cote. Others reelected were Percy
b Eerchee of Andrews, vice chair
man .and .)oc .Jennings of Chero
Other activities at the meeting
of the historical association were:
1 Members of the University of
North Carolina Department of City
;.nd Regional Planning, presented
1 long-range plan for making
Cherokee and its immediate area
one of the nation's model com
2. Raymond Wilhelm. of the
Park headquarters at Gatlinburg.
announced that the Deep Creek
Camp Ground above Bryson City
has been completed and will be op
en to the public July 4,
3. A report on the 1954 session
id Transylvania Music Camp dis
closed that about 200 studnets
from 23 states are presently en
Incorporators also reelected to
the board of trustees:
John M. Archer of Franklin.
Samuel E. Beck of Asheville. Kelly
E. Bennett of Bryson City, Jarrett
lliythe of Cherokee. J. R. Buc
hanan of Sylva, R. G. Deyton of
Winston-Salem. Charles M. Doug
las of Brevard, O. A. Fetch of
Francis J. Hea/cl of Asheville,
Bcekman linger of Canton. Leroy
Martin of Raleigh. William McKee
Of Sylva, Mrs. Sadie S. Patton of
Hondcrsonville, Chief Osley Sau
nooke of Cherokee. Samuel Seldon
if Chapel Hilt. George M. Steph
ens of Asheville and Sam Wahne
ah of Cherokee.
Go\. Umstead was named as an,
(See Mrs. Alley?Page 3)
Boosters Club To Begin
Fourth Of July Program
At School Tuesday Night
Tuesday night will mark the;
opening of the various rides ai I
the High School, sponsored by the <
II a/.el wood Boosters Club, as part 1
of their annual Fourth of July <
The rides will remain here from I
Tuesday through Monday, July <
In addition to the several thrill- j
ing. and enjoyable rides, the pro- t
gram will include an industrial ?
League baseball game on Saturday : ?
afternoon at the stadium, between t
Hazel wood and Eeutta. ' i
On Monday. July 5th. a donkey
)useball game between the Boost
ers Club and the Lions Club will
jp staged. This promises a "world
)f lun'' for those attending, and
io comment for those players who I
:hink they know how to ride a
The sponsoring organization
juts the money made on the rides
ind gomes Into local civic projects,
uch as the high school band and
Dr. Frank Hammett is general
hainnuu of the program.
The tentative new tax rate for
Haywood county ? effective July
first, will be $1.75. This is an in
crease of 20 cents per $100 valua
Chairman C. C. Francis, of the
board of commissioners, said he ex
pected the board to formally ap
prove the tax rate perhaps on Tues
The increase, the official ex
plained. is due to the heavy pay
ments on the two million dollars
in school bonds which the county
voted in September, 1952. and is
facing used to conktriuct larger
school buildings throughout the
Chairman Francis said the in
crease in school bonded indebted
ness is up 32cents. By cutting
over funds 10>,2 cents, the rate for
the 1954-55 budget was kept to
$1.75. he explained.
Among the changes in the tenta
tive budget, to date, included the
same rate of 16.66 cents for the
hospital; poor fund down 133
cents; general fund up a half cent,
the special fund down four cents,
and the welfare fund cut 7.8 cents.
The county valuation remains
near 38 millions, Francis said.
"The reduction in price of cat
tle. has been reflected in, the total
valuation of personal property on
the books," the chairman explained.
"We have picked up some in real
estate here and there, and hope to
break about even mi the valuation.
Two townships in Use county.
Waynesville and Beaverdam show
increases in valuation. Waynesville
will have between $100,000 and
I $150,000 increase, and Beaverdam
about $100,000, our present estim
ates show." the chairman said.
This is the first year that the
budget must pay interest and prin
cipal on the entire two millions in
school bonds. Francis said, and for
that reason the rate has gone up
"Lawrence Leatherwood. promin
ent member of the Waynesville
Lions Club, has received a 100 per
i cent endorsement by club mem
bers as a candidate for district
j governor of Lions Club district 31
| A in 1955-56
Mr. Leatherwood, who is super
intendent of county schools, was
endorsed by the Lions at their
meeting Thursday night at Spal
] Principal speaker at the meeting
, was Hugh Monteith of Sylva. Lions
? international council and deputy
district attorney, who spoke on the
Lions code of ethics.
Discussing each point of the
code. Mr. Monteith asserted that
if Lions members live up to the
eode. they will be close to becom
ing a perfect man.
He challenged the Lions to be
come better club members, and to
be fair and unselfish in dealings
with their fellow men.
Mr. Monteith was introduced by
Dick Bradley, second quarter pro
Mrs. Stone Is In
Mrs. H. G. Stone, formerly of
Waynesville, is a patient in Riv
erside Hospital, Jacksonville, Flor
ida where sHe is receiving treat
ment for a broken hip.
Killed . ?; * 0
(Thl* Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)
J ind "ot 1u'te so hot Mon
iom' ^?ynesv'"e temperature
by the State Test Farm:
Ma*. win. Pr.
H 86 51
fc ?? 89 52