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-- " AVNESV.LI E, N. C.. THURSDAY AITWWOON. JULY IS. l?u ? 0 ?O
1 * ln A(lvanci' ln Haywood and Jackson Countie7
ty Being Picked
Hear Trial Of
*ks For Murder
!id murder case of the )
n this afternoon, as ;
had D. Bryson, Jr.. '
'arks. Iron Duff farm
charged with the death
Leatherwood last De
term of criminal court
ere Monday morning
Walter E. Johnson. Jr.. I
)n the first day 173
cleared from the dock
any of them were tral
Iryson would make no
to when he expected
ase to go to the jury.
d jury, with Ernest
man, planned to com
?ork shortly after noon
iresent their report to
he body had just one
to work on at eleven
felt they would fin- j
after the lunch hour,
urray, officer of the
said: "I have been
d jury, and served as
le grand jury off and
years, and this was
t load of work I've i
room has been pack
irning and afternoon
times, even sending
en at a premium,
public address system j
stening much better,
he judge and witness
teard throughout the
>osed of since Mon
ull, operating motor
license expired, fin- j
rker, operating motor
>ut a license, charged
Imer, no driver's
\ Cabe. reckless
h Franch, driv
S100 and cost,
liding and abett
lon to drive his
i! drunk. Fined
nse revoked 12
ur, charged with
rtie. speeding 65
charged with the
ell, entered plea !
ding 70 miles an j
th costs of action. j
ell Rhodes, speed- i
n hour, charged
Saunders, speed- J
I miles an hour,
srrihew, speeding j
ur, charged with ,
as Norris, permit- J
person to operate
harged with costs. ;
Webb, driving af
ked, charged with |
Hips, driving with- j
permit, charged ,
, driving without j
ise, charged with j
d Early, operating
evlin, speeding 67
id County Singing
II be held at the
eight o'clock Sat
n. president, will be
sunny and hot today with
f of isolated afternoon
howers. Friday, widely
I thundcrshowers and not
1 Wiynenvllle temperature
led by the State Test Farm.
Ma*. Min. Free.
03 02 .05
90 57 ?
... 00 <Ui ?
Franklv. \\?>' 11 have to admit that
the weather here has been slightly
on the warm side these past few
days. However, compared to much
of the rest of the country. Waynes
vitle's temperature has been prac
For instance, the capital city of
Raleigh sweltered in the heat of
101 degrees yesterday, while the
metropolis of the Carolinas. Char
lotte, did even better with 102.
Hottest spot in the Tar lleel
State was Heidsville. near the Vir
ginia state line, with a blistering
Temperatures in other major L .
S. cities were:
Louisville. 105: Cincinnati. 103:
New York. 99; Philadelphia. 101:
Chicago. 95: Dallas. 102; Knoxvillc.
101: Kansas City, 111, and St.
Louis, 115. Highest in the nation
was Fort Scott, Kansas, with a
By comparison. Waynesville's
highest temperature has been 90
for the past two 24-hour periods.
The minimum, recorded at night in .
the early morning, has also been
considerably below the nation's
average . The lowest figure re
corded in Kansas City yesterday
was 90 at night. The low figure for
the past three days has been 62.
57 and 66.
This area has also had more rain
recently than many sections of the
To Be Erected
The Paul B. Kern Youth Center I
is the current project in the ex-j
tended program of the Lake .Juna
luska Assembly, it has been an
nounced by program director Dr
George L. Clary, and is attracting
wide interest and gifts.
The new youth center, according
to Supcrintendept J. W. Fowler,
has been one of the most worth- i
while enterprises of the assembly;
for several years and in naming!
the center for the late Bishop Kern,
who was noted for his interest in
young life, it will not only honor
one of the great religious statesmen
of present time, but will make av
ailable a building which will serve
every phase of youth life.
The proposed building will be lo
cated at the west end of the lake
and will house a fellowship hall,
recreation, conference and study
rooms and other facilities for young
people. The Kern Memorial is
part of the emphasis on youth
which the Board of Trustees de
cided should be featured for the
ensuing two years, according to
The initial step in the youth em
phasis was the new swimming pool,
in operation for the first time this
season. The assembly manage
ment. Dr. Fowler, Is gratified at
| I he first report from the State
Board of Health indicating that the
bacterial count is zero. The 125
by 100 foot pool is in constant de
mand and is open to persons from
Haywood county upon payment of
grounds fee. Swimming and life
' saving classes also are conducted
i under the direction of Frank Moore
' Dorscy. director of youth activi
YOl'XG PEOPLE are enjoying the facilities of
the Youth Community Center on East Street.
'1 liese facilities include miniature golf, shown
above, ping pong, shuffle board, and table games.
The center is opened at night, and young people
are invited to enjoy the center, ?hich is free.
Other details and pictures on page one of sec
tion two. (Mountaineer Photo).
New Water System Slated
To Be Ready In 2 Weeks
Engineers plan to have Waynes
ville's new filtering plant, and "ex
pansion of the water system in use !
within two or three weeks, accord
ing to (1. C. Ferguson, town man- 1
The hold-up right now is two j
main valves, which are being made :
special for the modern filtering i
Fereguson said that the present
facilities are holding up under
the increasing demand load for
"All indications are that Un
necessary valves will be here in |
time for us to switch over to the j
new system before August, when
the load takes a decided jump."
Ferguson said that consump
tion is running about the same as
The new system is costing about
$300 000. and wil lhave a capacity
to serve 25,000 people. The system
is being built to normally filter
S300.000. and will have a capacity
and more can be forced, it was ex
Louisiana Woman Hurt
Slightly In Wreck
? ? . " .j
Mrs. F.vella F. Carr of Slidell, :
La., received minor knee injuries 1
yesterday about 11:30 a.m. when
a car she was operating east on U. i
i S. 19 between Dellwood and Lake'
.Ltnaluska rammed into the rear of,
a car operated by Miss Elizabeth !
J. McDaniel of Waynesville.
State Highway Patrolman II.
i Dayton reported that Mrs. Carr
was charged with exceeding the
j safe speed limit and Jack McDan
iel. father of Miss McDaniel, was
charged with permitting an un
licensed person to operate a motor
? ,? I I
Men Drafted; j
Sixteen Haywood County men ,
left for Knoxville this week and!
induction into the aimed forces.
David Edwin Terrell, Route 2. i
Clyde: Donald Brvson. Canton,
John William Ray, Canton; Ray i
Johnson, Route 3 Canton: Wil
liam I Iowa rri Bialock, Route'2.
Canton: James F Maynor. Balsam:
Janus Stuart Grasty. Route 1.
VVa\ne.-ville; David Bobby Re vis.
Route 3, Qanton: James Edward
SurrtLlt. Route 1. Canton; Roy Wil
liam Stafford. Route 1, Canton; J.
C. Smith, Waynesville; Ralph Bol- j
den Moody. Rout 3. Waynesville;
William Robert Duckett. Route 3. |
Waynesville; James Robert Kuy-;
kcndall, Jr. Hazel wood: Robert
Clarence Medford. 7 Pisgah Drive.
Canton, and Shufford Garland i
Wells. Route 2, Canton.
The draff board also classified \
the following men:
Class 1 -A?Available for indue-j
(See Draft Board?Page 6)
A tobacco disease.clinic will be
conducted in the county agent's
! office from 2 until 5 p.m. Thurs
day. Juh 22. County Agent Wayne
! L. Franklin announced today.
J: C. Wells, plant pathologist at
N. C. State College, will be at the
i clinic to answer questions concern
ing tobacco diseases,
i County farmers are invited to
bring diseased plants to the county
agent's office to receive informa
tion concerning that particular di
| sease and its control.
Two County Canneries
Will Open Next Week
Canneries at Fines Creek and
Crabtree will open next week, it
, has been announced. Waynesville's
I opened this week.
The Fines Creek cannery will
; open next Tuesday, and will be
I open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on
Tuesday for the remainder of the
The Crabtree cannery will open
' on Wednesday.
Reservations For Farm Tour
Still Lagging, Franklin Says
Reservations for Haywood Coun
ty's 12th annual farm tour arc still
coming in slowly, and unless 85 are 1
received by noon Saturday, the
tour mav be cancelled, County
Agent Wayne L. Franklin said to
The minimum possible for the |
tour through Georgia and Florida
is two bus loads of people, the1
county agent said
The majority of persons on last
year's tour named Georgia and
Florida as their first choice for this
year's journey, Mr. Franklin ex
I .? ? ?
Discussing the possibility that
some Havwood residents are anx
ious about the heat in a Southern
tour, the county agent pointed out
that Miami's temperature yesterday
was only 87 in comparison to 102
at Charlotte and 101 at Raleigh.
Ocean breezes served as a butler
against two high temperatures.
In addition. Mr. Franklin said,
buses oil the tour will be air con
ditioned as well as all room ac
commodations to be utilised.
Reservations should be ntadc at
the county agent's office and ac
companied by a $25 deposit.
Meeting Set For
Wayncsville will he host to (lie
280th Rotary District on Octo
About 300 Rotarians from an
area from Charlotte west, and up
per South Carolina, will attend
the two-day conference.
William S, Kay. president of
the local club, has announced
that special committees for the ,
conference will begin work at
once on entertainment features
for the conference.
In the "good old days" Mrs. \
J. Burt of Dillon. S. C. used to
spend her suninn rs at the Green
Gables here in Wayties vi lie How- i
ever, it has been 40 years since
Mrs. Burt last visited here.
But last week, on her 90th birth
day. Mrs. Burt said her one wish
was to return to Wayncsville and
the Western North Carolina moun
So. aceompanied by her daugh
ter. Mrs. George Bennett of War
saw and her niece, Mrs. ,1. ('. Mc
Calluin of Rowland. Mrs. Buit
spent several days over the week
end at The Maples ? climaxed by
a birthday party there.
<The Green Gables is now the
Massie apartment house on the
corner of Walnut St. and Bran
Many Entries Coming In
For August Horse Show
Plans arc going forward for the )
Carolina Jubilee Horse Show which
will be staged here August 13-14.
Entries have already been made
from North Carolina, Tennessee,
Florida. Georgia, and South Caro
lina. Indications point to about 200
entries before the August first
One hundred fitty portable
stables will be brought in for the
C. C. League, president, said
that 100 boxes around the ring
would be erected, and these are
being offered those with life mem
berships in the show Life mem
bers have until August first to take
the ringside box seats. About one
fourth of them were taken the first
day they were available, League
The Wayside Lodge, one of the
Waynesville areas oldest tourist
hotels, has completed extensive re
modeling. both inside and out, and
i is now open for business.
I The Wayside Lodge has 16 guest
rooms and a large dining room,
which features home cooking serv
ed family style, and is open to the
Holace Sutton Acquitted
Of Murder Charge By Jury
In Verdict Rendered At 2:15
A jury returned a verdict of not guilty in the
ca.->e of Holace Sutton, charged with the murder of
Elsmer Ball, in the Mt. Sterling section of the county
last January Kith.
The jury got the case at noon today, after hear
ing the charge of Judge Walter E. Johnson, Jr.
"I fired the shots to save my
life," liolace Sutton. 43-year-old
power company employee, told (he
court as he concluded 35 minutes
an the witness stand Wednesday
Sutton spoke in a calm, and de
liberate voice, as he told of the
fatal shooting of Elsmer Ball in the
Sutton home at Mt. Sterling on the
late afternoon of January 16th.
In substance, here is the story
Sutton told while on the witness
"I had known Ball since January
1952. when he came to live on my
farm as a tenant.
"On the afternoon of January
16. I left home for my work at the
Walters Power Plant. I had my
.33 pistol, and put it in the seat of
the Jeep, which I used to ride to
work, about three miles distance.
It was about 2:30 when I left the
house to report for the 3:30 shift.
1 left my wife at home.
"About four oclock 1 came back
home. 1 had been told that Ball
was having an affair with tny wife.
1 went back to see for myself.
Earlier that day Ball told me he
had taken Mrs. Ball to a Newpoit
hospital. She was to have a baby.
"I parked my Jeep on a road
about half-*, ?mile back of my home,
and .stuck the pistol in my bet1,
because there was no way to loc:t
it in the Jeep I took a trail
through ihe woods to ray house.
"As I passed a window to the
bedroom shared by Mrs. Sutton and
I, I saw Ball kissing my wife, as
if it were rf*goodbye kiss. He had
a knee on the bed.
"I went on around the house to
"I entered the front ? door. into
the living room, and as I got to
the door leading from the living
room into the hall. I met Bali. I
s jid: 'Elsmer I've raiitfhf vmi thw
"With an oath. Ball said: 'It is
either me or you,' as he raised a
12-inch sharp, two-edged dagger
and started towards me. He dived
at me with the knife. He cut the
top of my head, and a place on my
"I Shoved past him in the hall,
and started towards my bedroom,
and he started after me. I fired
the pistol at him to keep him from
killing me. We struggled together,
and the pistol was knocked from
my hands. He seemed to start for
(See Sutton?Page fil
Banks List Assets
Assets of $5,712,875.88 were list
ed by Waynesville's First National
Bank at the close of the fiscal year,
June 30. according to a statement
issued by bank officials.
Total deposits of the bank were
listed by Cashier Joe Davis as $5.
342.148.73, and total liabilities as
$5,342,148.73. Directors of the
bank are A. T. Ward, L. N. Davis,
and J. H. Woody.
Another statement issued by the
First State Bank of Hazelwood list*
cd total assets of $765,286.88.
Total deposits reported by Cash
ier J. B. Smith were $709,388 14
and total liabilities $711,150.73.
Directors of the First' Statu
Bank are C. N. Allen, L. N. Das is,
and J. H. Woody.
(This Information Com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.) j
(See Other Picture Pg. 3)
Four separate charges ha'vc i
been placed by the State Highway |
Patrol against Jimmy Ensley. 23.
of Clyde, who wrecked his 1 St49
Ford at the western entrance to j
the town of Clyde at 7:43 p.m. I
The youth has been charged j
with driving drunk, speeding,
reckless driving, and destroying
State Patrolman \V, K. Wooten i,
said that Ensley's car, heading
west, ran off the pavement on the
left, swerved back across the high
way. bowled over six boxwood
trees in the yard of Mrs. Neal
ally came to rest in the yard of
Carr, turned over twice and fin
Thomas M. Bonner
Ensley, his brother. Lewis, 33, :
and James Jarre tl. 29, luckily
escaped only with minor injuries I
? mostly bruises, cuts, and abras
Patrolman Wooten estimated
Ensley's speed at between 65 and
70 miles an hour. The vehicle
traveled approximately 500 feet
from tiie time it first went off the
pavement at the entrance of Clyde
the patrolman added.
The officer added that the
charge of destroying private prop
erty is the first he has ever plac- !
ed against a driver. He was assisted
m the investigation by State j
Patrolman V. E Bryson and Chief
C. F. Canning of Clyde
Ensley will have a- hearing be
fore police court judge Larry ;
Cagle at Clyde at 2 p.m. Saturday.
He was released from jail on a
Ensley's car was virtually de
molished in the wreck
2 Dime Boards
Will Seek $600 i
For Blood Bank
It someone were (lying lor lack''
of blooil. would you refuse to give I,
10 cents so that he might go onj'
living'.' We're certain that you j
Although the qugstion is only a
hypothetical one now, it could be-;
come a reality if Waynesville's I
blood bank program fails. And ]
that's just what will happen unless |
necessary funds are obtained
Although blood is the main in
gredient in the blood bank pro
gram, money is also essential to its
operation?and that's what is need
ed right now.
In an effort to obtain the S6001
necessary to continue the program,
the RkI Cross Gray Ladies will
operate dime boards in Waynes- j
viile and Hazelwood.
Unless the goal is attained, the1
blood hank program here may be
Among recent blood donors here
have b(en a number of the com-j
munity's young people, including:
1 Faye .Buchanan, Doiifc SSbore,
Mrs. Aileen Wyatt. Bill Wyatt, Ed
win Grasly. Ann Coman Crawford, i
Palsy Blalock, Linda Sloan, Jack
Grasty. Norma Jean Brackett, I
Jack Kelly', Roy Callahan. Ernest j
Ionian. Carl Presnell. Rose Wo
mack, Julia Ann Stovall, Sally Stov- j
all. Caroly n BisebofT, Robert Jeter, !
Mary Osborne, Jimmy Galloway, ]
Sam Wiggins. Carolyn Sayer. Mar-,
garet N'oland. Joe Hipps, George \
Dewey Stovall. Carl Mundy, Jr.,
Dan Watkins. Jr . Don Matney. and
Churchwomen Ask U. S. [
Continue Support Of U.N.
Methodist women from nine
Southern states pledged support
ill United Nations as the world's
best hope for universal peace at an
open meeting of a South-wide
Schools of Missions in session here.
The paper in the form of recom
mendations was presented Monday
night by Mrs. I). I.. Fouts of Ply
mouth INC.), chairman of the
Workshop on Methodist Women
and the United Nations. It was
presented for vote of the body by
Southeastern Jurisdictional Pres
ident, Mrs. E. U. Robinson, of Gal
latin, Tenn., and unanimously
The recommendation stated:
The members of the Southeastern
Jurisdiction School of Missions,
i the Woman's Society of Christian!
Service of The Methodist Church,!
with rprewentativea from nine
Southeastern states, in session at
l.ake Junaluska July 12. 1954, rec
ord their unalterable laith in the
United Nations as government's
best channel for building peace in
the world. We are convinced that
the United Stales under God is
obligated to lend ils full support to
the United Nations through in
creasing its resources and strength
ening its channels for building
' (See Churchwomen?Page 6>
THE DANGERS OF SPtEDTNG wore learned
the hard way by three llaywnod County youths
Tuesday nighi as this l!it9 Cord, driven bv Jim
my t'.nsley of Clyde, was virtually demolished
after turning over twice near a curve at the
eastern entrance to the town of Cijdc.
Contribute To The Dime Board Friday, Saturday, To Help Keep Blood Bank Program