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i NESVILLfc, N.C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 12, 1954 Z^r ?
W.o0 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ial Candler camp meet- !
d Sunday at the Lake
lethodist Assembly, fol- !
he opening Monday of :
South-wide Town and
al conference of Metho- j
i from throughout the '
sill open August 19 and |
i August 22.
arv Chitwood. pastor of
ethodist Church, Tusca
will be the guest speak
I a.m. and 8 p.m. ser
iv in the main auditor
; out the camp meeting
day speaker at 11 a.m.
is the eminent British
Dr. VV. E. Sangster of
io will end his sermon
e, a workshop for local j
?men of Methodist Com
Missions in nine south-;
tcs. will open Friday i
it Shackford Hall and j
i Sunday noon,
principals will include
?ngle of the Methodist
lissions. New York; Dr.
Gum. Richmond, Va..
f the Southeastern Jur
missions board; Alex
a, editor of "The Pro
. Trigg James. Johnson
.: Dr. Pierce E. Cook, '
S. C.; Dr. Horace R. i
statesville; the Rev. H. j
Danville, Va.; Mrs. E.
I, Siler City; the Rev. '
Sprinkle. Jr.. the Rev. ;
rres and the Rev. M. O. ;
II of the national mis
I in New York.
n Man Shot
oat By His
le. 47. rgmains in a criti-!
>n. according to his ph.v
). with a .22 bullet lodg
throat. He is at the
rilT's department said ,
holding Joyce Mann, 51.
impiele investigation of
ig. which they reported
ibout midnight YVednes
Ucnc Howell was called j
rest Mann home on the
i.v east of Canton, just |
overhead bridge at inid
inesday. Forrest Mann j
ler of Joyce Mann, the !
1 Mann told the officer
lot Case, his neighbor,
a .22 rifle through a
r. The two live across j
rom each other.
Howell was still investi- j
case this morning, and
scene at noon.
irs Crash Near
e Road Curve
' damages amounting to
) resulted in a rear-end 1
the RatclifTe Cove Road I
^ay 19-A Tuesday after
tehard Smith said a car
Charles Frederick Beach,
ng down to pick up a
when it was hit from
5> a car driven by M.
hael. The Beach car was
about $75. and the
?r about $150.
was charged with driv
*nd unsettled todav. Fri
c'oudiness and warm with
'1 noon thundershow
dbythe Sftte Teat Farm
Ma*. Mln. Prec.
B3 65 .55
80 57 .02
Guards Company To Leave
For Encampment Sunday
The Tank Company of the 120th
Tnfantry, N. C. National Guard,
will leave Sunday for Ft. McClcl
an. Ala., for their annual two
veek summer encampment. Mem
*)ers will assemble at the Waynes
I 'ille Armory at 4 p.m.
An advance detachment compos
ed of 1st Lt. Robert Winchester,
sfc Edward J. Stepp. Cpl. Wayne
Vf. Edwards, Cpl. Hollis R. Hamp
on and Pfc Bobby M. McKay
'eaves Waynesville tonight with
rucks and jeeps to join a convoy
>f other units of the 120th Infan
The first week at camp the com
1 pany will be engaged in range
| practice on small arms and lank
j weapons. They will fire the com*
pletc gunnery course for the 76mm
tank gun. The aecond week they
will be in the field for tactical
The roster of five officers and 58
] men is as follows:
Capt. Samuel A. Carswell. com
manding: 1st Lt. Frank C. Byrd.
platoon leader; 1st Lt. Albert C.
Jones, platoon leader; 1st Lt. Rob
i ert H. Winchester, executive offi
cer; 2nd Lt. James R. Adams, pla
, (See CHarris?|*age Ri
Where, Oh Where, Can
Honest John Be Found?
"Where is Honest John?" That
is the question asked by a num
ber of Haywood and Jackson
rounty farmers whose cattle are j
being killed almost nightly by
some animal believed to be a
Honest John is a huge black
? bear weighing approximately 700
pounds. His name derives from
his honesty. He never kills more
cattle than he ran devour in a
day. He roams from Tennessee to
western North Carolina in quest
Honest John sank into oblivion
shortly after losing three of his
toes In a steel trap several years
ago ? that is, until last week
when farmers began finding their
cattle slain and partially eaten.
Hub Parker of the Sunburst
area reported the loss of three
cattle this week, including a 700
pound prize steer which had
been partially devoured by some
animal. He said the intruder re
turned for three successive
nights killing one of his herd
each time. However, he feels lie
got some revenge by killing a
'250-pound bear near his home
veiterday. The game warden not
only issued Parker a permit to
kill the bear but was on hand to
see It well done.
Three other Haywood County
farmers and two Jackson County
farmers reported the loss of
from one to three rattle each
Reclassification Made Of
Number Men By Draft Board
The following registrants were 1
classified by the Local Board at 1
their meeting August 10.
Class 1-A ? Charles Carl Haw-!
kins, Charles Alvtn Mease, Richard 1
Reeves Wilde. Jackie Kenneth '
Moody. Jimmy Wayne Howell. 1
David Hugh Tate. Harrison Wil
liam Caldwell, R. O. Frady. James (
Sydney Woods, Raymond FJic
Rathbone. James David McJunk- 1
in, Clyde C. McLemore, Robert
Crage Spurling, Jr., Roy Allen
Walker, I.ow'ell William Messer,
William Cnrlylu Howard, Scotty
Dean Rhodarnu r. Charles Howard
Class t-C, Enlisted ? Richard
Mackey Russell, James Edward*
Campbell. James Montevillc Davis,;
Jr., Wiley Wilburn Parker, Leon
ard Howard Smith. William Cans
Class l-C. Discharged?William
Trammell, Charles Bonner Atkin
son. Robert Russell.
Class l-C. Reserve ? William \
Edmond Phillips, Jack Tranimell.I
Robert Charles Sheehan, James,
Meredith Henson, David Johnson
(Sec Draft Board?I'ape 8) ??
Killed .... 2
(Thin Information Mflfr
pIM from Records of
State Iflffhway ratrol.)
4-H CLUBBERS enjoy a ride on Cherokee II. on
Lake Junaluska. This ride was part of the week's
entertaimneint Haywood 4-11 Club memhrrs save
the 45 members fiom Berkshire county. Mass.
The group left for their home this morning.
(I'hoto by Robert M. Hall). j
TV Tower Rising Above
Summit Of Mt. Pisgah
Billy Graham To
Be At Junaluska
Evangelist Billy Graham will
be on the platform of Lake
Junaluska tonight (Thursday) at
eight, and take part in the even
ing services, it was announced
Dr. Graham and Dr. W. E.
Sangster, of London and warm
friends, will be together tonight.
Dr. Sangster will preach.
Dr. and Mrs. Graham, together
with Dr. and Mrs. Sangster will
be dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Banks at the Terrace Hotel.
Fifteen Haywood men went to
Knoxville for induction Tuesday,
according to the report of the Hay
wood Selective Service Board.
Also. 26 registrants were sent for
The 15 men being inducted in
Carroll Gray Shaver, Canton:
Harley Lee Sherrill, Rt. 3: Bill
David Noland. Rt. 3; Freddie Fred
eric Wright, Waynesville; Boyd
Johnson, Rt. 1. Newland; Kenneth
Edward McClure, Clyde.
William Samuel Churchwell.
Waynesville; Charles Gorden Rea
gan, Waynesville: Charles Lee
Birchfield, Hazelwood; John How
ard Jones, Jr., Rt. 2; Olen Belles
Herman Lee Mathis, Rt. 3: James
Thomas Nelson. Waynesville;
Franklin Dewitt James, Rt. 1,
Clyde, and Johnny J. Jones. Rt. 3.
Three 24-foot sections of the 340
; foot TV tower atop Mt. Pisgah have
been erected, and workmen are
going up about one section a day.
The four legs of the lower, anchor
ed in about 22 feet of concrete, are
24 feet apart.
While the tower crew are at
work, other crews are busy getting
I transmitter equipment and sup
plies to the top of the mountain.
The five unit transmitter is due
lo arrive Monday, while the auxil
' iary generator of 73.000-watt capa
[ city, is already in the basement of
j the transmitter house near the top
j of the mountain, as is some other
heavy pieces of equipment neces
I nary for the operation of the sta
One workman described the an
tenna, which will be atop the tower,
as "looking like Something from
Don Hunnicutt. TV engineer,
pointed out that the antenna had
24 units, and was so built that it
could be defrosted of ice and frozen
i Another story on the project will
be found on page one of section
three-, this issue.)
To Beech Gap
A pioneer road on the four-mile
link between the Wagon Road Gap
roadway and the Beech Gap sec
tion is expected to be completed in
Bulldozers, earth movers and
jeeps?but not cars or trucks ?
will be able to travel the road. It
will take an estimated two months
to get the route to where ordinary
motor vehicles can get over it.
Engineers said work on the $3,
980.000 road construction project
is about 86 per cent finished .and
they consider themselves on sched
(See Pioneer Road?Page 8>
Say 'Good-Bye' To
Reluctant good-byes from hosts
and guogls marked the departure
at 6:30 this morning of the 4-H
group from Berkshire County.
Massachusetts, ending a week's
exchange visit here. Friendships
begun last year when the Hay
wood club visited the Northern
ers ripened fast as the young
: sters whirled through a round
of trips to such diversified j
spots as a newly decorated bed- j
'room and the top of Mt. Mitchell.
The Massachusetts group was i
; loud in its appreciation of "South
1 crn hospitality". Member.-, were!
cheerfully frank in admitting that
! they had not expected the comfort-'
able modern homes, the fertile
; contours of the fields. "1 suppose
i we just had to see for ourselves."
I commented one. "to believe that
all mountaineers do not live in
; primitive cabins far up a jagged
The height of the mountains and
the friendliness shown them every- i
I where vied in the youngsters
minds for "the tiling to remember'
about a memorable trip. They were!
delighted to find that the climate
(See 4-H Club Page 8)
The Rev. James M. Fowler,
superintendent of the Lake Juna
luska Assembly, spoke at the an
nual reunion of former Cataloo
chee residents and their families
I Sunday at Palmer Chapel.
More than five hundred persons
from 14 states attended the re
union and picnic lunch which was a
| feature of the day's program.
M. N. Hall of Franklin was elect
ed president of the group for next
year, succeeding Eldridgc Caldwell.
1 Mrs. Silas Caldwell of Hazelwood
i was named vice president and Miss
Jackie Sue Messer of Waynesvillc
I was named treasurer.
Funds were raised for the im
provement and maintenance of the
thirteen cemeteries in the Cata
} loochee area.
Filter Plant Valves
Ready For Shipment
The large valves for the new
filtering, plant for the Town of
Woynesville are scheduled to be
shipped on August 17, the contrac
tor has notified town officials.
Engineers figure it will take
three or four days to install the
valves and then a check of the
new $300,000 expansion program
of the system can be made.
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said he felt that the new system
would go into operation about Sep
I tember first.
Final plans for the annual Pi-)
: geon Valley Fair will be made at
a meeting of the officers and direc
tors of the Fair, Friday, August
i 13. at 8 p.m. in the Bethel Voca
tional Agriculture Department,
i Directors are Mrs. Henry Gar
i nor. West l'igeon: Deimar Heed.;
Stanley Cove. L. M. Sherrill, East |
I Pigeon; Mrs. Cecil Murray, Center i
Pigeon; L. C. Moody, Cecil; and
Dick Alexander, Cruso.
M. C. Nix is manager and J. E.
Justice is secretary-treasurer.
The fair superintendents are
George Stanley, Henry Justice.
Miss Mary Jane Leatherwood, and
The committees are as follows:
j Ways and Means. T. A. Cathey
Van Wells, Mrs. D. B. Vance, Mrs.
Lou Singleton, Mrs. Edgar Bur
nette. Mrs. Don Stevenson. Mrs. H
| E. Cathey, Troy Hargrove.
Publicity. Hugh K. Terrell, Mrs.
Ralph Evans. Mrs. Charles Lay-.
mon, Mrs. J. Edgar Burnette, Mrs.
| Martin Roger-. Mrs. Vaughn Kuy
kcndall, Ray Green.
Catalogue committee. Mrs. Clif-!
ton Terrell, Mrs. Guy Clark, Vin
cent Hall. Charles Stamey, M. N.?
Nix, and Mrs Bill Swift.
The fair Mill be held the last'
week in September, the exact date
to be set at this meeting.
Horses Valued At Million
Dollars Will Feature Show
On Program For
Show horses from six stales, and
visitors from many more places,
began arriving here this week for
the Carolina Jubilee Horse Show
on Friday and Saturday at Hay
wood Park, in East Waynesville.
Show officials were completing
final preparations this morning for
a record crowd. Gravel on the
road to the parking lot, and final j
adjustment of lights, saw every
thing in readiness for a capacity
The grandstand seats were
erected a week ago. along with 100
portable stables for the more than I
150 show horses being brought J
here for the show.
The first of the three perform
ances will begin at eight o'clock
Friday night, with another per
foromance at two Saturday and
the final show at seven-thirty Sat
At the conclusion of the Satur
dav show, the Carolinas Walking
Horse Stakes will be awarded.
Officials said today, that by the
time the show gets under way Fri
day night, more than a million dol
lars worth of horses will he hous
ed on the grounds of the Haywood
Horse Show Association.
The ring is one of the largest
in the South, since it is 320 feet
long, and 180 feet wide. It is fenc
ed off, and ringside box seats are
provided around the white fence.
liaywtood Park, of 20 acres, was
purchased last fall by the Associa
tion for the show, and since that
time new roads, drains, and many
major improvements have been
made to the area.
Some horses began arriving
Tticsday,' others Wednesday, and
today saw a large influx of shuw
Five horses and as many teen
age riders, representative of the
top amateurs of the nation arrived
Tuesday at the horse show grounds
from the stables of Suzanne Shear
er. and Lois Adams, woh maintain
headquarters in Miami at the
Southwest Hiding School. Their
schedule calls for further compe
tilion at shows in this general
(See Horse Show?Page 81
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STATE CHAMPION Kay Whitesides. of Miami,
is shown here helping to unload her horse. "Kala
rania Delight" front the van which brought lour
other horses from Miami to the llorse Show set
for Friday and Saturday. Kay is champion of her
class in Florida, and will participate in ihr show
here. Other pictures on page one, section three.
CDP Tours Slated
Today And Friday
Two community tours arc sched
uled for Thursday and Friday, as
the CDP program clears the half
way mark. White Oak is host to
Morning Star today, and Ratcliffe
Cove is to visit East Pigeon tomor
The Morning Star-White Oak
group "was to meet this morning at
Cove Creek, The itinerary included
tobacco at Mrs. Grace Morrow's
and at Boone Jenkins'; home im
provements by Mr. and Mrs Bob-'
ert Davis, where refreshments
were to be served; Henry F.
Teague?tobacco; Bobby Hunter?
4-H pi'let chain: Pigeon Baptist
Church and cemetery; J, I) Duck
ett?-corn and tobacco and Joe
Lunch at the Community Center
was to be followed by recreation
at the Fines Creek School.
Tomorrow's tour will see East
Pigeon hosts meeting their ltat
clitTe Cove guests at Bethel School.
The inspection will cover Van
Wells' tobacco, poultry and corn;
Frank Sorrells' corn and a tobacco
variety demonstration; Wilson Bur
nette's dairy; the Riverside Baptist
Church and a tobacco priming
demonstration at Marvin Long's.
Lunch will be served at the school.
[6 Negro Prisoners Strike As
Corn Bread Put On Menu
Gets Bids On
Two important matters will face
j the board of aldermen when they
meet on August 20th?one is a mat
ter of buying, and the other, is a
matter of selling.
And both transactions will be
handled on a bid basis.
The town will open bids on a
11buck chassis for a street washer. I
The present one is too slow for the i
j The other matter will also mean
I tiie opening of bids for the sale of
| 1.200.000 feet of timber on the 1
! Waynesville watershed. This tim-'
i bor is being sold upon state and
TVA foresters recommendations, in
! accordance with good timber prac- I
tices. This is a sale similar to one
about two years ago. when the
timber brought about $22 per
Town To Advertise
Property For Taxes
The Town of Waynesville will ad
vertise property for sale beginning
j Monday, on which there are delin
quent 1933 taxes.
I The list Is being compiled and
will be published Monday, and the
property put up for sal" on Mon
day, Sept. 13th.
WRONG FIRST NAM!)
The man arrested In a chase
from an Eagle's Nest still Sunday
was Louis Lanee, and not Johnny
Lanee, it was learned after the
; news article appeared Monday.
The Mountaineer and all others
regret the error in the mix-up of
: the two names.
i '; " LU "1 ? n . ^ "
Corn bread on a supper menu
displeased six long-term Negro
prisoners at the State Prison ("amp
in Hazel wood, and they went on
a dual strike?refusing to eat, and
also refusing to work.
The corn bread was served after
the camp cafeteria ran out of their
supply of loaf bread, Capt. W. F.
Swift, prison superintendent, ex
The six protested and staged
their dual strike.
All six have been transferred to
Central Prison, lialeigh. J
Four of the men were grade C
prisoners, which indicates they had
been misbehaving prior to the
One of the men was Carl Wil
liams, ser\ ing a sentence for the
murder of an Asheville newspaper
man many years ago.
4 Head Of Cattle
Killed On Soco
A trailer-tractor rolled off Soco
Mountain this morning and the
brakes failed as the vehicle ap
proached a herd of 14 head of cattle
1 luing driven toward a truck for
loading. The driver was unable
to stop, and four head of cattle
v as killed immediately.
Patrolman W. It. Woolen, in
vestigating officer, said the animals
valued at $190. were owned by
\udie Moss. The animals were a
cow and three yearlings.
The Headway Express, of Wins
11on Salef ow ned the vehicle, and
?M Claude Moody, also of Winston
Salem, was the driver. He was
| charged with improper brakes.
("pi. Pritchard Smith, also helped
j in the investigation of the freak
Cecil Wells, assistant county
agent for the past 2ij> years here,
and in charge of 4-H Club work
for boys, has resigned and plans to
| leave about September 15lh.,
Wells will return to the family
I farm in the Leicester area of Bun
combe county and operate the farm.
He has been popular with the
! liny wood 4-H Club members and
| carried out a strong program.
Last night the club members prc
! settled him with a watch during the
i farewell party being staged for the
4-H Club members from Berkshire
1 County. Mass.
The gift came as a distinct sur
! prise to the 4-11 leader
Wayne Franklin, county agent.
| said that no announcement could
be made at this time as to a stic
Lake Junaluska Driver
Suffers Broken Arm As
Her Car Leaves Highway
I Frances Louise Leach, of Lake
Junaluska, suffered a broken arm.
when the car she was driving left
Highway 284 on Jonathan Creek
Cpl. Prltchard Smith, investigat
ing officer, said the driver lost con
trol of the car on a curve and left
j the highway.
Two other occupaifts suffered
bruises, and shock, but were dis
missed after being checked at the
Damage to the vehicle was about
$200, the patrol report showed.
The driver was charged with reck-'
j less driving.