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Z WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON. JULY 12 lQ*i ^77^?? L?^ ?
*3'50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
i LUCK COMES IX PAIRS, so think Ron
hambers, left, and his 5-year-old cousin,
Barrett, also 5. neighbors on Lovejoy Road,
troke their right arms while playing?alone.
and playing they were a grown-up pilot, and a
cowboy. Both are getting along line, and look
ing forward to the time they cafi play football
for Bethel. (Mountaineer Photo).
officials formally adopted
: budget, and arc keeping
rate of $1 40 the same as
ate for the three funds
ain the same; general 58c:
:5c and debt service 57c. !
otal budget requirements
ear are set at $448,030.22
$81,500.22 will be raised
idget, which is being pub- I
i full on another page in
e, shows the valuation of
in the tojvn as $5,800,- i
ict that the town operates
t and water departments
for the difference in the J
requirements of $448,000
income from taxes ? of
; the .past year, about $25.
spent on a sewer line on
>reek; about $32,000 on
and power system, includ
vhite way on Main Street;
$20,000 on paving; $10,- !
quipment for cleaning the
les, and $12,000 on a new j
?e up Shelton Branch.
Ferguson, town manager.
some paving was being
;d for the coming year,
definite program to date j
th Center Site
Be Selected j
lal selection of a site for I
ity's new $60,000 health
ill be made Thursday af- j
whea three representa
:he North Carolina Medi
Commission are to meet j
1 the county commission
loard of Health to inspect
mmissioncrs and members
ard of Health recently in
hree altes which will be
the Medical Care offic
ipulation for the site is
nust contain an acre of
unty will contribute ap
;ly $18,000 toward the
of $68,000. Te remaind
ome from state and fed
la. , .
fair and somewhat warm
WaynosvUle temperature t
?d bf the State Test Farm: 1
Max. Mtn. Prec. I
Jfift. B4 62 .25 c
..iJZ 81 63 .06 1
HO 58 M I
*fM" 70 V) .12 I
Cousins, At Play, Tumble
And Suffer Broken Arms
Dr. William S. Jabaut of Lewis
burg, West Virginia; has been hir
ed as Haywood County health of
ficer by the county commission
ers and the Board of Health, it
was announced today by C. C.
Francis, chairman of the commis
sioners and of the Board of Health.
He will assume his new duties
here September 1.
Dr. Jabaut has been ip private
practice in Lewisburg for 20 years
and has served on a part-time basis
as a health officer for several
counties in his region of West j
The doctor was graduated from '
the University of Virginia, at
Charlottesville, and the Medical *
College of Virginia at Richmond.
He recently received his masters
degree in public health from the j
University of North Carolina. He j
is married, but has no children.
Haywood County's last regular
health officer was Dr. I. M. Weir,
who left here in July, 1952. Dr. I
N. F. Lancaster has served as act- ,
ing health officer in addition to '
his regular practice for a year. In
recent months, Mrs. Rubye Bry
son, public health nurse, has serv
ed as acting head of the depart- j
Man Jumps From
Pearson Ferguson, 59, was pain
fully hurt Thursday, when he
jumped from a cattle truck, as he
thought the truck was about to
Patrolman H. Dayton, investigat
ing officer, said that Jonc Plem
mons. of Route 1, Hot Springs,
and Ferguson, were hauling two
cows in a truck, along Highway |
19-23 at the Clyde town limits.
One of the cows fell down, and in
an effort to get up, gave the truck
a rolling feeling, and Feiguson
jumped out. The truck was going
about 20 miles an hour at the
time, the investigating officer,
The truck did not turn over, but
Ferguson sustained severe bruises
on the left hip and left arm. He
was unable to walk, although no
bones were broken.
| Arm-Break Kidge would be an
'appropriate name for the hill where
? Honald Chambers, 5, and his first
! cousin. Danny Barrett, also 5, live
on the Love joy Hoad,
The siege of hard lue kbegan
'when Ronald climbed atop a fence
| and proceeded to pretend he was
an airplane pliot. The plane must
| have gone into a spin, for Ronald
( was "thrown from the plane" with- '
i out benefit of a parachute, and
broke his right arm just above the
j w rist.
Danny, who lives just ? little i
distance away, seeing the plight of
; his cousin, decided he would stick j
to ground travel, and contented j
himself with being a cowboy. Dan
ny climbed atop a step ladder and
proceeded to put his bronco
through the paces, but sometimes :
animals are tempermental critters,
and without warning. Danny fell to
the ground, and sustained a brok-'
in right arm?just above the wrist.!
Both boys were taken to Dr. Roy [
Moore. Canton. While in the office j
it was decided to get their weight. !
just for the records. The scales
went to 42 in both instances.
The would-be pilot and cowboy
are getting along fine, and are 1
looking forward to the time they
can go to school, at Bethel, and plaj I
Ronald insists he is still going
to make a pilot, and fly big planes.
Danny wants to think things over
a little longer before committing j
himself to the career of a cowboy
The two boys play together all j
the time, never fuss, and could
easily pass for twins.
Ronald is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lynn Chambers, and Danny
is the son of Mrs. Ava Barrett.
Feast On Steak
Officials and prisoners who built
the S'g-milc road around Lake Lo
gan, feasted today at noon on a
steak dinner, as guests of Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company, at
Setzer's Camp, at Lake Logan.
Vaughn Rhinehart was In charge
of the construction project, and
assisted by Joe N. Tate, Sr. About
22 prisoners worked on the road,
widening the roadbed, and prepar
ing it for fall blacktopping.
The project has been acclaimed ;
as one of the best built rural roads j:
in Haywood. The road follows the '
shoreline of Lake Logan, and con-1 <
struction was carried out without, <
disturbing any of the trees or ,
shrubs which line the water's edge. \
? | ,
Annual Shooting Event
At Cataloochee Aug. 4th
The shooting will start bright
ind early August 4 in North Caro
ina's Great Smoky Mountains.
And by late afternoon, when the
imoke from ancient muzzleloading
?ifles has cleared awoy from Fie
rop Mountain and Mile-high Cata
oochee Ranch, marksmanship hon
?rs for the Great Smokies will
lave been settled for another year
it the 16th annua] Cataloochec
The colorful contest attracts up- |
wards of 100 marksmen of all ages, i
and a large crowd of spectators.
The Beef Shoot, so-called because i
prizes are quarters of beef, is open I
to mountaineers and "foreigners" i
alike, but the choice of weapons is i
limited to long-barrelled rifles re-1
mlnlscent of the days when a man's i
chances for survival in the moun-!
lain country were only as good as t
(See Shooting Event?Pace A)
Unless at least 85 persons make
tl.eir reservations by noon Satur
day, the 12th annual Haywbod
County Farm Tour, scheduled to
go through Georgia and Florida j
later this month, may be cancelled, 1
County Agent Waytie L. Franklin
told The Mountaineer today.
Two busloads of people are
needed to make the tour, Mr.
Franklin said: "Some people may
be afraid of the hot weather, but
present temperature records show
that Miami actually is not as hot,
as Charlotte and Raleigh."
Persons on tour will not exper
ience discomfort, he added, because
air-conditioned buses will be used
throughout fhe tour, and all room
accommodations are also air-con
The tour this year has been
scheduled to go through Georgia
and Florida because people on last
year's tour expressed their desire
to see those two states.
Tom Leatherwood was re-elected
as chairman of the Haywood Coun
ty Board of Education, while J. P.
McCracken was named superinten
dent of buildings and grounds, at
a meeting of the board Thursday
Mr. McCracken. superintendent
of the county home for 10 years,
has had several years of exper
ience in the construction field. He
worked for Du Pont on projects at
Kcusta, the atomic bomb plant at i'
Aiken, S. C., and the Chattanooga
nylon plant. He was employed last
winter by the Piping and Equip
ment Co. of Charlotte on construe- j
tion work at the Enka Rayon plant. 1
Mr. McCracken, who succeeded 1
J. W. Killian in the school post, is
also engaged in dairy farming at i
has home at Bethel. Married and
the father of seven children, he is
a member of the Baptist Church, j
West Pigeon CDP. and the Beth"!
Burley Acreage i
Ten Haywood County tobacco ; I
growers have been found guilty of
exceeding their 1953 tobacco mar- I
keting quota and, as a result, have 1
had their 1954 acreage allotments .
reduced, according to an announce- j
ment by the county ASC commit
The growers were given a hear- '
ing before the ASC Tounty com- 4
mittee in the presence of a repre- !
sentative of the investigation di- 1
vision of the U. S. Department of j
Reductions of 1954 allotments
totalled 4 1 acres, with growers 1
penalized with reductions in the
same proportion as the violations. '
A. W. Ferguson. ASC office man- :
ager, explained that farmers can '
sell excess tobacco by paying pen-1J
alties on a special marketing card '
The failure of the 10 to pay this I
charge resulted in their being as- i
sessed that amount in addition to 1
having their acreage allotments re
Then A Big iLet Down
Somewhere there is a man who t
will think twice before he accepts
in olTer of a ride from a passing f
motorist. j r
It all happened the other day, |
ivhcn Hugh Massic, merchant here, v
ivas enroute to his apple orchard <i
an Picgon Road. The foreman of j c
Ihr orchard had called in for some 1
nails with which to complete some b
Massie was enroute to his or- 1
shard wlih the nails when he saw c
i man walking along the side of the t
lighway It was a warm day, the
?radc up hill, so Massie s.opped h
lis car and offered the presplring d
man a ride. ' i
The man graciously accepted and
lie two went their way. , In a -.hort >
lime, Massie told the man, "here
is where I turn off to my farm? v
clad to give you a lift this far."
The man thanked Massie for the d
ide. and went on up the highway, b
Massie went on to the construe- I
ion job. handed his foreman the i
lacknge. wlih the comment: "Here's I s
lie nails you called me to bring]
The foreman opened the bag, and i
le stepped back quickly as his face
egistered surprise, and asked:
"How do you expect me to build
eith this," he inquired as he lifted.;
half-filled bottle of whiskey out
if the bag.
Then it dawned on Massie what
lad happened. He remembered the
pan ho gave a ride had a bag in
lis hand about the same size as the
ine with the nails. The rider got
he wrong bag as he left the car. )
Massie then said, after explaining
low the mix-up happened. "W011
ler what that man will do with my
The foreman, quickly asked, in
eturn: "What are you going to do
vith his whiskey?"
"You know for a fact I won't
Irink It?I wish 1 had my nails
lack; but maybe the mix-up kept
he fellow from getting drunk and
n trouble." mused Massie as he
tarted bark to town for more nails.1
Two Murder Cases Set For Trial This
Week; Number Traffic Cases Heard
PART OF THE 250 MASONS who have reRistered
for the Summer Assembly are shown here at the
registration desk, looking on as Mrs. A. M. Sales
registers an Alabama delegate. Shown standing,
left to right: F. E. Worthing, member of the
registration committee; Albert Abel, general
chairman: Oliver II. Harris, of Birmingham, chap
lain of council and Blue Dodge; Bill Chambers,
local treasurer; Leroy Davis. Sumter, S. C., past
illustrious master, and former Waynesville resi
dent: and C. B. Ilosailook. local secretary.
Masons From Ten States
Here For Annual Assembly
Open Aug. 23
IVi.\to'>MKl County schools mil
open for the fall term on Moil
day, August 23, it has been an
nounced by Lawrence B. Leath
erwood. superintendent of county
The 23rd, one of the earliest
opening dates for county schools,
is two weeks before Labor Dal.
which falls on September 6 this
On Air Today
Radio Station WWIT. Canton,
officially went on the air this morn
ing at five o'clock.
At one o'clock today, a mimbe
L'f civic leaders of the county gatli
.?red at the station, a mile this side
.f Canton, and had an informal pro
gram, with Reuben B. Robertson.
?s principal speaker
B. M. Middleton, president, said
he station would be on the air
'com five o'clock each morning
n.til sunset daily.
Plans for the formal public in-j
ipcction will be set and held in'
ibout two weeks. Middleton said
here remains some small details
inch as the trim in the building to
)e completed, and that as soon as
hat is out of the way. the station
vill hold an open house for the
The station is of 1,000 watts and
at 970 on the dial.
More than 250 Masons, from 10
! states, have registered for the an
nual Summer Assembly here, which
began Sunday evening and will con
tinue until Tuesday night.
Albert Abel, general local chair
| man, ?aiu that the slates represvnt
j ec' in the registration included:
| North Carolina, South Carolina,
j Tennessee. Georgia, Florida. Ala
bama. Texas. Oklahoma, Pennsyl
vania. and Maryland.
Included in the group are 25 past
! and present grand masters of the
Last night the services, with r.
large attendance, were conducted
by Rev. Dorsey H. Rutter. Uaytona
Leach. The music was led by Rev. |
Mr. Davis of Marion
This morning at nine, at the
v rmory, the opening session of the
Grand Council was held.
At one o'clock William Cham
bers, local treasurer, was host to a
group of officials at a luncheon at
the Piedmont Hotel.
The annual trip to the Masonic
i Marker at Black Camp Gap was set
for three o'clock. The speaker was
Most Illustrious Champion Boycc
F. Wooten of Elizabethton. Tenn
Tonight, at eight, in the Armory,
a Degree Team from the Hiram 1
Council. No. 116, Chattanooga, will
be in charge of the program.
The second morning session of
the Assembly will begin at 9 Tues
day in the Armory, and continue
until the program is completed.
TuesdAy afternoon, the Assembly
(See Masons?Page 6?
The Waynesvtlle Community
Cannery will open for the suit.met
on Tuesday at Waynesville High
School, John H. N'esbitt announc
The cannery will be open only
on Tuesday this week, but will be
open each Tuesday and Thursday
in the weeks following. Hours are
trom 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
All foods must be prepared and
ready for the cookers by 1 p.m.,. |
Mr Nesbitt said. '
Gray Ladies Will
Run Dime Boards
For Blood Piogram
Arrangements were being com
pleted today by the Gray Ladies
to put the Dime Boards, here
and in llazeluood. in operation
this weekend in an eiTort to raise
$600 to keep the Bloodbank pro
gram going. j
The Gray l.adies are taking it
on themselves to raise the neces
sary money to finance the pro
ject here for another year.
Mrs. Felix Stovall is general
chairman, and pointed out the
program will be withdrawn un
less the pro rata share is paid.
David C. Dobbins. 2'>j. youngest;
son of Grover C. Dobbins, former 1
assistant county aeent here, was j
killed instantly last Friday in an -
unusual accident when a heavy
wooden door tell on him at a 4-H
Club camp near Kockingham. He
was born in Waynesville.
According to reports, the door,
was leaning against a wall, when 1
it was toppled over by the Dob
bins boy. The door was one of three
at the camp's dining room; the oth
er two were hinged. The door in
volved, three inches thick, was used
to close up the building during the
winter and was left standing by a
wall after being removed for the
Mr. Dobbins was only 10 feet
from his son when the accident oc
curred. but saw the falling door
too late to save the boy. Death re
sulted from a crushed skull and
Mrs. Dobbins. David, and anoth
(See Boy Killed?Page 6)
Head Of Church Women
Guest Speaker At Lake
The national president of United
Church Women, Mrs James D ?
Wyker of Columbia, Mo., will be J
the guest platform speaker Mon
day and Tuesday nights in the
Methodist Assembly auditorium.
She will speak at 8 o'clock at
public services of the Soiilhwldc
School of Missions conducted by
the Methodist Woman's Society of
Christian Service in nine southeast-1
As president of United Church
Women, Mrs. Wyker heads the pro
gram of women's work in the Na-1
tlonal Council of Churches. She is
a member of the board of managers'
of the United Christian Missionary i
Society, and a former vice presi
dent of the International Conven
tion of the Disciples of Christ.
The missions school will close
Wednesday, and a Missionary Con
ference for 300 delegates of nine
states will open Thursday night and
run through July 21. The confer
ence director will be Dr. Walter
C. Cum, Richmond, Va., president
of the Methodist Hoard of Missions
in Ihe Southeastern Jurisdiction.
Missionaries and executives of
the Hoard of Missions headquarters
in New York will serve on the fa
culty. Dr. Gum said. The program
will feature study classes, work
shops. panel discussions and dally
(See Head of Church?Page 6>
Solicitor Thad Bryson an
nounced this afternoon that he
was railing Wednesday morn
ing-, the case of Ilolace Sutton,
charged with the death of Els
"As soon as that rase is com
pleted. I shall call the other
murder case; Joe Parks, charg
ed with the death of Woodrow
As court recessed for lunch at
12:35, a long line of defendants
were standing, awaiting their
turn, as the court was passing on
all defendants entering a plea of
guilty of speeding. There must
have been 35 to 40 in the line,
paying the costs and line as impos
ed by the court.
Judge Walter E. Johnson, Jr.,
ordered a mistrial in the fifth di
i vorce case that came before him
this morning, as the two-week July
term of Superior Court opened.
Judge Johnson ordered a
subpoena issued for the mother of
i the husband in the case, as the
j plaintiff, on the stand, said it was
her mother-in-law who wrote the
anonymous letter which was intro
duced into the records of the
court. The plaintiff testified that
she and her husband had been liv
ing apart two years. The letter, ac
cording to the court, denied this
statement. Judge Johnson said:
There are too many angles to this
case right now that I want to get
j more evidence."
The mother-in-law of the plain
tiff lives In Buncombe county, ii
was pointed out.
Four other uncontested divorces
were granted, after nine new mem
I bers of the Grand Jury had been
The new members of the Grand
Jury are: Joe Evans, Roy High
tower. Hiram Leatherwood, I,. W.
Singleton, George S. Coleman,
Robert H. Race, Eugdne Kuyken
dall. Rex Pless, and Ernest M.
Those members who were nam
ed in February, and will continue
for another six months, include
Ernest Messer, foreman, Elbert
Phillips, E. O. Robinson, Marion
Green, Weaver Rathbone, David
Edwards, Marvin Yarborough, E.
F. Caldwell, and E. L, Poston.
The divorces granted by 11:15
today included. J. Phillip Messer
vs; Anna K. Messer Marshall S.
Cole vs. Mary Katherine Mills
Cole; Dorothy Bryant vs?. George
Bryant; and Kathleen Moody
Bradshaw vs. James William Brad
One of the largest crowds U>
attend an opening day of court
was on hand this morning, The
docket containing about 425 cases
drew many witnesses and princi
pals tn the cases.
For the first time in a criminal
court session, the public address
system in the court room is being
used. It is meeting with much
favor from both the court offic
ials, and the spectators.
(See Court?Page 6)
A total of 820 stray dogs ha\o
been destroyed in Haywood County
since last November in the county's
campaign to reduce the incidence
of rabies, according to Ernest
Chambers, dog warden.
In addition to destroying stra>s,
the county has conducted a series
of compulsory vaccination clinics
for registered pets.
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)