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? Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park .
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*?Xit 67 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVIM.K. N. t .. MONDAY UTKK\<><>\. \K.l ST 2 !. 1h:>1 <<I,, Adxance In ilaywood and Jackson Counties
trn bets $26,423 For
a Watershed Timber
F.R SAFETY AWARD Was given to the Town of Waynes
not having a motor vehiele fatality in 1953. Mayor J. II.
sht. accepts the framed award from C. W. Angel, Driver
mcnt Representative of the safety division of the Higli
rol. (Mountaineer Photo), ,
Ifety Award For
p3 Given Town
i Valves For
arje valves for the new
plant were shipped
r feundaiy Tuesday, ac
t# G. C. Ferguson. town
contractor believes that
cs ran be installed and
Je within the next week
retaliation of the valves
at remains for the com
of the $300,000 addition
I Lamb Pool
! ol 141 lambs brought
at tlir I hii (| lamb pool of
ir. Friday at Clyde. Choice j
nought $20; good, $16: j
$12. common, $8; culls. ;
41 lamb purchased wen
were delivered out of 235
I been consigned to the
>d of time.
Wat'it s .1 i,i v ot WiiJ nes
?tided the tilth annual In
?'f li -in ai ce bdd at the
P: 01 \<n ih Carolina last
frtltuh is held for insur
?rtei a from the entire
?Nuored by the North
V 1 iatlon nt Insurance
I i rat loo With the
P'y ot \,ntii Carolina and
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Per the third consecutive year,
the Town of Wsynesville received )
a National Safety Council award
for going a year without a traffic
Yesterday Mayor .1. H Way ac
cepted a plaque from t'. W. Angel,
field representative of the High
way Patrol. This new plaque, lor
1953. will be hung on the wall at
city hall along with the other two.
Just a short time before the
plaque was given the mayor, a let
ter from Edward Scheidt, connnis
sioner of the Department of
Motor Vehicles, wrote the tow u
official, and said in part:
"The North Carolina Depart-:
ment of Motor Yiehicles congrat- t
ulates you. your police department, i
judicial officials, and citizens, for
not having had a motor vehicle
fatality in your town during the)
^ear 1953. We are very, conscious ;
and appreciative of the effort ex
pended by each of your official
agencies responsible for the fine
co-operation and assistance you
have received from the drivers and
pedestrians residing in and visit
ing your town.
''1 want to thank you< lor the ;
contribution you are making to
promote highway safety in our
This was the Only award coming
into Western North Carolina this
year. The awards arc made avail
able to towns with a population ol
5.000 or more. Angel pointed out.
n.nnor i.umber company, Ashe- !
/ilk-, was the high bidder ior over j
1.200.0011 feet of timber on the
Waynesville watershed. The firm
aid $26,423 The next bid was by j
Powell Lumber Company for j
The timber will be cut under ]
? upv i vision and upon recommenda
lioit of State and TVA foresters.
3nl\ matured trees are included
in the sub' of the stand.
The board of aldermen also sign
-'d contracts for a modern 1,200
gallon street washer. The low
Did was from Atenre Company, in
\\ atkins Mbtpr Company was low
bidder on the two-ton truck chas
-is. Ti e truck will be sent to the
Illinois linn, and there the unit I
?osling S2.983 w ill be installed, j
About 30 days will be required to '
get the new dnit. C. C. Ferguson, |
tow n manager said. The old street l
Washer was traded in on the deal, j
Eleven members of WaynesVille's j
Company F. 518th Infantry Regis I
ment. L'. S Armv Reserve, return-j
I'd here Saturday evening after
completion of a two-week summer
training encampment at Fort Jack-j
son. S. C . with the 108th Infantry J
The group included:
l<t Lt. Robert H. Gibson. Jr.. 1st i
Lt Robert O. Conway, Master Sgt.j
Kenneth II. Parrotl, SFC Paul j
Franklin. SFC J. T. Russell, Jr..!
Sgt. Jack Kelley, Pvt. Ernest G. j
Crtsj> Pvt. Buries P. Gregory, Pvt.
James A. Kirkpatrick. Pvt. James
M. Rogers, and Pvt. Franklin D.
As recruits. Privates Gregory.
Kirkpatrick. Rogers, and Shell were
given a special two-week basic
training course by the 321st Infan
try Regiment. The other seven
Waynesville reservists trained with
the 518th Regiment in refresher j
classes including firing of the M-l 1
rifle, carbine, pistol, and ,30-caliber j
machine gun, map reading, use of
the compass, grenade throwing, gas,
chamber, scouting and patrolling.;
and squad and platoon tactics.
The division conducted a three
day bivouac, which lasted from
Tuesday morning until Friday;
morning of the second week. One
of the high points of this period
was a special demonstration of the
firing of ail infantry weapons by j
personnel of the 101st Airborne;
Division. The demonstration is:
climaxed by a spectacular display1
called the "Mad Minute" in which
all the weapons were fired siinul-;
The weather at the South Caro-'
lina post was fairly moderate dur
ing the first week of training, but
the mercury ranged between 100
and 106 during the second week.
The 108th Division is made up1
of men from the two Carolinas.
Husband Former Resident
Hazelwood Named Director
State Employment Service
Joseph W. Beach, with the Em
ployment Service Division of the
Employment Security Commission
since 1!?37 and thoroughly familiar
with the operations, has been ap
pointed director ol the Employ
ment Service Division, effective
immediately, to succeed Ernest ('
McCcaqken. ESC Chairman Henry
E. Kendall lias announced.
Beach was No. 1 man on the pro
motional register for this position
as a result ot the examinations con
ducted by the Merit System Coun
cil. Chairman Kendall stated that
Robert M. du Bruync, assistant di
rector, was not on the register. He
will continue as assistant director
Mr. Beach joined I hi-- agency as
senior interviewer in the Greens
boro office in the fall of 1937, re
maining there until July 194U.
i when he was transferred to Lex
j ington. where he served as inter
! viewer and acting manager until
the end of that soar. In January,
1941, he was transferred to the
j State office in Raleigh as ctear
, ance supervisor. L?ater he was pro
moted to the post of administrative
analyst, later fa-coming assistant
:chief of Program and Method
During the war priod he was nam
ed chiei of the Planning Section.!
In 1947 he was promoted to chief
of Programs and Methods. Later
his post was changed in name to
chief <>t Staff Services, which he
has since held.
A native of Dclway in Sampson
County and the son of Mr. and
Mi C M. Beach, of Lcaksvillc.
Beach is an A B. graduate of Wake
Forest College in 1925 and took
uiaduale work in education there
in 1925 and 1928. He was in school
lor about 11 years, teaching Eng
lish and mathematics, coaching
athletic teams and was principal
of several schools. His first work
was in Western Carolina College
at Oil low lied. was principal of the
Herring High School in Sampson
County, principal of the Warrenton
High School and the Mars Hill
High School in Bertie County. Al
so he taught in Br.vson City and
? Cary. For about two years he wa.\
an insurance agent in Raleigh.
Active in the International As
sociation of Personnel In Employ
ment Security, Mr. Beach was
president of the State Chapter a
hout five years ago, was on the Ex
i etutive Committee of (he Inter
(Sec Director?Page S)
PART OF PRIZE catch from Foil tana is shown here by Wayne
Caldwell, ministerial student of Mars llill. who caught this 8
pound (25-inches) bass. Caldwell had caught a lb-inch bass and
was reeling it in. when this hungry bass tried to swallow the
smaller bass, and was caught by the extra hooks 011 the plug.
( Mountainer Photo).
Caldwell Hooks 8-Pound
Bass While Reeling In
Smaller Catch At Fontana
Executive Visiting In
Haywood This Week
Mr and Mrs. Joe If. Trantham.
of Chicago, are here visiting
friends and relatives. Tliev plan
to return home this weekend.
Trantham left here in 1904, and
for 47 years has been with
Schribner's and Sons, national
publishers, lie is manager of the
Chicago office and has a terri
tory of 13 states.
His tentative plans are to re
tire next year, and in all prob
ability, make Haywood his home
Two Field Days
Draw Nearly 500
Some 250 persons attended the
field day Saturday when Cruso
community played host to Saunook.
Nearly as many?about 225?were
present Thursday when White Oak
visited Francis Cove.
The Cruso tour included Dewey
Pless's new home, Albert Ashe's
fish pond and landscaping, im
provements at the Gwyn Ceme
tery and D. B. Vance's remodeled
house and landscaping Following
a devotional at the East Fork Bap
tist Church, the group saw the
sheep and orchard of Frank Sell
ers. test demonstration farming
practices of Clyde Gorrell and a
horse show at the Springdale
The school was the scene ol
lunch and the afternoon program.
A group from the school presented
a number of songs before the con
Men'* horse shoe pitching was
won by James Medford and Dil
Iard Hooper of Saunook, compet
ing against Florin Hcnson and Rob
crt Singleton. Saunook also took
the women's contest, with Lois
Arrington and Imogene Hooper de
feating Corda Hensoq and Eva
Trull. Carol Hooper and Tommy
Garrett of Saunook bested Vance
Fish and Buddy Smith for boys'
(See Field Day?Page 2>
Wayne Caldwell, of Aliens Creek
comes by being a Bond bass fishei ?
man latyrally. His latlier and
mother. Mr. and Mi s Delmas Cald
well. are reeoBitized as among the 1
best in the,section,
i Now Wayne's father admits, with;
pride, that his son lias accom
plfshed something with rod and
reel that lie does not nave credited
to his many years of successful
I.ast Saturday the three Cald
welts were at Fotitana bass fishing.
They were fishing about five feet i
deep, in 100-foot water ?- at The
Wayne got a strike, lie was reel-!
ing in his fish, when something
struck his fish and plug with a
sounding thud, and a sudden jerk
W'ayn held firm, and kept on1
reeling. After seven to ten min
utes, lie landed not one, but two
The first one to take the hook
of the Cedar Stump plug, was a 20
inch cmo. The 8-pound bass grab
tied at tile small bass, and tile ex
tra hook oil the plug caught in the
back oi the bead ot the hungry
The hook in his head made him
mad. according to Caldwell, and
that is when the struggle began.
The big fish had stripped ttie
smaller fish of all scales from the
first fin on down. The smaller fish
was put back into the lake, after j
(he terrible ordeal. because j
it was two inches under the legal
Wayne, a second-year ministerial
student at Mars Hill, has had hi
prize catch frozen.'and is going to,
present it to a special friend ? a
Delmas Caldwell, with more than
300 bass plugs in his collection,
says that his number one choice i
the Cedar Stump. He has all col
ors in this plug, and tries I hem oul
until he finds which one lures the
bass to strike. About dark he re
sorts to yellow. He never uses ai
plug without making some change,
even if very slight.
Caldwell says the Cedar Stump
(Sep I'ish?I'aRc 2?
Snakes Alive!' Deep Creek
Woods Are Full Ol Them
A her-pe-tol'0-gist <it says in the
dictionary' is a zoologist who deals
with reptiles. In other words, if a
man sees a snake and runs alter
it, instead of lighting out away
from it, he is either a herpetologist
For any students of snakes here
abouts. Joe Browning of Canton
can offer what sounds like an
ideal place to study them at close
range ? and if you would like to
take a few samples of rattlers and
copperheads home with you. Mr.
Browning won't stand in your
Browning is conducting a lum
bering operation out on Deep
Creek about live miles from Fon
tana. According to the old-timers,
there are more copperheads and
rattlesnakes per Square inch in
1 that area than anywhere dse in
I Western North Carolina. Brown
ing and his workmen are prepar
ed to say "amen" to thai.
There is undoubtedly a Ing di n
right above the cani(>. One man.
taking a short rot from tht mill
back to camp, ran smack into the
squirming mass. Said he had to kill
| three rattlers and one copperhead ,
that wouldn't get out of his path ?
i and brought them in to prove his
Joe himself pne morning was
balancing on a lop. directing men
who were putting a bridge across
the crei'k. From practically under
his feet a copperhead wiggled out;
aimed toward the men, Joe holler- i
i ed at them to watch out for the
snake; they hollered back at him i
(See .Snakes?Page It
Kirkpatrick Succeeds Tom
Leatherwood As Chairman
County Education Board
Torn leather wood, chairman of
the Haywood county Board of F.du-1
cation, has resigned as chairman, j
effective August 30.
The board named Mark Rirkpnt
rick. another member of the board.!
to suceed Leatherwood as chair
man, who will undergo a serious
heart operation In Winston-Salem
September 9th. He expects to be in (
Hie hospital for about three weeks I
Leatherwood told The Moun
taineer that his physicians said it '
would be best that hp not try to
attend to the duties of the office
for several months after the opera
tion. Leatherwood said: "Rather
than stay in as chairman and handi- !
cap the work of the office and;
throw a hardship on others. I felt
it best to resign as chairman. I ;
will remain on as a member of the!
Leatherwood was elected two;
years ago, and it has been during
his term of office that much of the 1
two million dollar school expansion
program of the county has been
Kirkpatrick was also elected to
the five-man board two years ago.
?new chairman of Hoard of
TOM LEATHER WOOD
?resigns chairmanship because
Inspector Hall's <
Job With Schools 1
Ends Sept. First
The Board of Education lias noti
fied Howard Hall, inspector of new
uildings, fhat due to lack of funds, |
and the nearing of the end of the
construction prsgram. that after
September first the office wUl be ;
The board took'this action, last
week, and pointed out that Jark|
McCracken, building and grounds i
inspector for the board, together |
with-the inspector of the architect, j
would continue the work of check
ing new building construction.
About $200,000 in new construe-'
tiori remains of the county-wide i
Hall has been inspector since the
program began, with the exception
of a short period.
I nder the program, the county
board was paying Hall $375 a
month, and the Canton board $125
per month, for the services of mak
ing full-time inspections of the '
construction projects. j
A spokesman for the board said
that the members felt that with
two inspectors, and the lack of
funds, and nearing the completion
of the construction project, that if
is best not to continue the full-!
The members were compliment
ary of Hall's work, and pointed out i
it was just that the program was
nearing completion, and the lack
of funds that brought about the de
cision to abolish the office.
1 - Foot Mark
l.alext gardener with a green
thumb whose produce Is displayed
in The .Mountaineer window is
Mrs. C. A. Scruggs of llazelwood.
She surprised herself by grow- I
ing a 13 1/4-inch cucumber, the
longest one yet to hi* brought to
The Mountaineer office.
15th Haywood Electric
Membership Meeting Set
At High School On 28th
\t .11. '?* ? < ?? * -- '?* ??- ?
*t 1111 ti 111 a. Wi wi uaui^u v\ni
be the guest speaker at the 15th
annual meeting of members of the
Haywood Electric Membership
Corporation on Augpst 28 at
Waynesville Township High School.
Mr. Crisp is executive manager
and general counsel of the Tarheel
Electric Membership Association in
Kalcigh. He win spoak at It a.m.
On the agenda of the business
meeting at 10 a.m. is the election j
of 11 directors for the coming year.
Nominees to date are the members
of the present board, Ira H. Cog
burn. M. M. Kirkpatrick, Roy B j
Medford, Juck Harris, Walker
Brown, Carter Osborne, C. W. Lon
don, H. W. Davis, J. N. Fisher, i
Blaine Nicholson and Dan Reid.
Other nominations may be made
prior to the meeting or from the
Registration will iiegin at 0.30
a.m., to be followed by the busiuess
? iicciiug <uii] vii- v risp s lain
Lunch will he available from 12
noon until 1:110 p.m.
Prize drawings will be held:
throughout. the meeting, with a
special prisffe for the largest family !
present. A new feature this year
will be a Hubble Gum Blowing
contest for children.
Electric equipment demonstra
tions wilt be given by the follow
ing 4-11 boys; Otis Stiwinter,
Franklin, fence: Gary Scllars, Syl
va. home-made clothes dryer; and
Bernard Ferguson, Clyde, hot bed.
Entertainment will include quar
tets. siring bands, soloists and oth
The Corporation this year re
ports 863 miles of line in operation
with approximate 4100 custom-1
ers. Nearly 8.000.000 kilowatt
hours were purchased by the Corp
* ? '
Several Streets Being
Paved In Waynesville
Canton Schools i
Will Open 31st
Canton schools will open Tues
day, August 31. and not on Mon
day, 30th. as was announced last
week, according to Rowe llenry, !
The iirst day schools will oper
ate from 9 a iVi. until 13 noon. I
and thereafter all schools will ;
run on regular schedule. 8:30
a.m. until 3 p.m.. except, how
ever. the first grades at North
Canton. Patton and Pennsylvania
Avenue. These grades will re- i
main only until 13 o'clock for j
the first three weeks.
Ilrginning Monday, September
30. all first grades in all schools i
will remain until 3 o'clock.
There will be a meeting of all
teachers in the high school audi- J
torium at 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. j
To Miss Johnston
Miss Margaret Johnston, Hay
wood Count\ Librarian, shares in
the dedication of "Tough Enough,"
tile newest hook of Kuth and Lflt
robe Carroll, Ashoville authors, j
Miss Johnston lias just received an
autographed presentation copy
w hich is now on display at the li-1
The Carrol Is, who have written
and illustrated a number of chil
dren's books have frequently visit
ed Wayiiesville. On one trip, they
followed the Bookmobile on its
Maggie-Jonathan Creek round, and
a sketch of children swarming to
ward Hie library-oii-w heels is
pfominent in the hook
The note on the title page reads:
"We often think about the bodk-;
mobile trip you arranged for us. ,
It was a heart-warming cxperi- |
Several street paving projects
ure being completed under a $9,
1)00 program here in Waynesvllle.
The town is providing the stone,
and Allison Construction Company
I he surfacing.
In the Sulphur Springs area.
Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Streets
are being paved, several in Al
iens Creek, and one near the
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said that some other streets might
he paved soon. It just depended
upon several factors?money, and
time of street crews.
Edward Palmer Hammond of
Charlotte laces a charge of driv
ing under the influence of intoxi
cants as the result of an accident
at 9 p.m. Saturday on N. C. 270
about a mile north of Pigeon Gap.
Cpl. Pritchard H. Smith yI the
State Highway Patrol reported that
the Charlotte man lost control of
his car on a curve wtiile traveling
north toward Waynesvllle. The ve
hicle skidded and then overturn
ed. coming to rest against a tree
off tiie left side of the pavement.
Hammond was uninjured in the
wreck. His car. a 1953 Hudson,
was termed a "total loss" bv Cpl.
A mishap in Jackson County
Sunday afternoon resulted in the
destruction of a car owned by Mrs.
Delia Conard Jenkins of Waynes
vllle, which was demolished when
it lolled from its parking place a
mile west of Soco Gap and plung
ed over a 300-foot embankment.
Mrs. Jenkins, a sister, Sarah
Conard, and Mrs. Jenkins' eight -
year-old daughter,. Ruby, had left
the ear and were walking toward
Soco Falls when the brakes gave
way and the vehicle began rolling.
.The car, a 1951 Studcbakcr, was
completely demolished by the im
pact of the plunge down the nioun
Heffncr and Sgt. T. A. Sandlin of
tain, according to Patrolman Ray
the State Highway Patrol at Bi>*
son City who investigated the acci
Mr. and Mrs. John M. McCluro
of Lake Junaluska have as their
guest Mrs. John S. Lockraan of
Union. S. C.
Killed .... 2
(This Inform.tiss com
piled from Records of
Slats llichwar PalroL)