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1350^Advance In Haywood
persons have been injured
ic accidents in the Wav
area in the past several
fie largest accident toll of
Fannie Mae Almond of
,n employee of the Dayton
Co.. is in a serious condi
a Sylva hospital today when
in which she was riding
ie highway and overturned i
23-19A just west of the
d-Jaekson line at Balsam !
Almond suffered head and '
?ut^ and bruises and hip
[river of the car. Mrs. Mar- I
Gibson Ashe of Sylva. j
Dayton Rubber employee,
d an injury to her left !
r and cuts and bruises.
Pritchard Smith of the
[ghvay Patrol said that the
'en by Mrs. Ashe", travel
Iie pavement on the
verturned down an
'he vehicle was de
-n Sanford of Jack
sted Cpl. Smith in
persons were in
ere arrested about
ng near the Caro
Light Co. jubsta
reek in Hazelwood
?n by Mrs. Annie)
mphill and Fred !
he Dellwood Road
1 told Chief of
liens of Hazelwood j
ir struck her ve- j
ir. causing her to
the car, a 1941
then plunged into
ell. fractured ribs
Urs. Caldwell, cuts
throat; and Mrs
' Greensboro, head
for driving while ' ?
ice of intoxicants; ,
cklcss driving and ; (
an operator's lie- i
ford, owner of the
s. Caldwell, charg- ,
nd abetting reck
tmy "Coot" Cald
n Oldham, charg
1 of the Pigeon
overing from the I
perhead bite re- >
t dusk Monday 1
bitten as she
i car on the high- 1
ne. After immedi
it the Haywood
1 she returned
s killed by Roy '
ok it _to the hos
at ion. next to The
;w equipment in
thousand dollars I
n the moderniza- '
"Wch included <
it, installation of i
a new roof, re
' rest rooms,
has been remov- 1
iP islands made '
'och more space '
the station. '
PAKK COMMISSION officers were re-elected this
morning at their annual meeting in the olTice
at Masonic Temple. Seatel left is Or Kelly Ben
nett. of Brysoti City, chairman; Mrs. Edith P.
Alloy, office manager; W. R. Winkler, Boone, vice
chairman, and C. M. Douglas, Brevard, secretary. ^
Park Group Seeking Early j
Building Of New Road From
Cherokee To Newfound Gap
(See other picture page six) 'l
The State I'ark Commission Will
urge the immediate construction of
Highway 441 from Cherokee to
Newfound Gap, as they appear j
before the State Highway Com-'
mission to lend all assistance and '
influence in getting the Bureau of .
Public Roads to begin work ai i
once on the project.
The commission heard Edward
A. Hummell, superintendent of the
Great Smokies this morning, as he i
described the road as worn out j
and inadequate to handle the in- |
crease of travel into the Park. The j
Bureau of Public Koads would
have to construct the road as it
is all within the National I'ark.
The Commission also re-elected
all officers this morning: Dr. Kelly
Bennett, Bryson City, chairman; !
W. R. Winkler, Boone, vice-chair- j
man: C. M. Douglas, Brevard, j
secretary: and Mrs. Edith P. Alley,
Waynesville, office manager.
This afternoon the commission
was to discuss the Blue Ridge >
Parkway projects with Sam P. !
Wecms. superintendent of the I
Annual reports were made, and :
plans for projects for the year
Other members attending the
meeting today included: William
Medford. Waynesville: F r a n k j
Brown. Cullowhee; Robert I. Press
ley, Asheville; and Charles Ray,
Named By Error
In Wreck Story
It was erroneously reported in
the last issue of The Mountaineer
that Kenneth Griffin of llazelwood
was charged with driving under
the influence of intoxicants as the
result of an accident on the Soco
Road last Tuesday.
Actually this charge was placed
by the State Highway Patrol a
gainst Billy Eugene Ramey, 20, of
Lake Junaluska, the driver of a
1950 Chevrolet convertible, the
records show. Griffin was only a
passenger in Ramey's car.
The Mountaineer regrets this
General Tells Lions Club j
U.S. Going Downhill Fast
Lt. Gen, Sumter Lowery. of,
Tampa. Kla., retired U. S. Army
general, at a meeting of the ;
Waynesville, Lions Club Thursday
night asserted that "the United
States is moving fast on the road
downhill to destruction ? due to
cowardice and dishonesty in gov-1
Painting a dark picture of the!
U. S. in world affairs, the general
singled out the Slate Department
and the U.N. for stinging criticism.!
The State Department, he charg
ed, "has failed to stand firm on
vital issues. Unless things are
changed. Communists in the U. S.
will seriously undermine this coun
Red agents have obtained a
strong hold within the government
and are causing constant friction,
"Cowardice and dishonesty are
responsible for Americans selling
out their country for personal |
Gen. Lowery assailed the U.N. as
an organization formed to estab-!
lish a world government?with "a
charter written mostly h> Alger 1
Hiss." He also accused the United
Nations of "selling the U. S. down
the river in Korea."
"Patriotism is at a low ebb in |
this nation today," the general told
his audience. "Victory has been the
watchword of America in the past,
hut young people today have lost
the will to win." he added.
"The only thing that can save
this country is to revive patriotism
and restore the word 'victory' to its
former eminence," the general j
said, pointing out that the word ,
"victory" occurs throughout the1
Bible in the sense of victory over,
death and victory over sin."
In a lighter vein, Gen. Lowery1
asserted: "Spending the winter ir '
Florida and the summer in West-1
ern North Carolina is the closest
thing to paradise on earth."
The annual county 4-11 Club
pullet Show and sale will be held
Ihis Friday, starting at 2 p.m., on
Ihe courthouse lawn. A total of:
120 pullets will be sold.
Buyers will be offered 12 of the
best hand-picked pullets out of (
each 100 in the "poultry chain."
Proceeds from the sale will be
used to buy chicks for next year's
The poultry chain is sponsored
lo give 4-11 members experience in
raising pullets and keeping ade
Selling Rhode Island Reds will j
Joe Bob Harris of Thiekety, j
Alice Leopard of Hatcliffe Cove
Bobby Hunter of Fines Creek.
Gene Glance of Crabtree, and j
Tom Massie of Waynesville.
Selling White Legohrns will be:
Linda Mae and David Hipps ol
Beaverdam. Carroll Browning of
Bethel, Charles Wayne Ferguson
of Maggie. Neal Allison of Bethel,
and Tommy Kirkpatrick of Crab
At Crabtree Baptist
Several groups are scheduled to
lake part in a singing for the bene
fit of the polio drive at the Crab
Iree-lron Duff High School on Wed
nesday, September 1. at 7:30 p.m
Already listed are the Friendly
Five of Asheville, the Melody Five
ol Sylva. the Travelers of Waynes
ville, the Webb Trio of Waynes
kille and the Sanford Quartet ol i
Clyde. All singers are invited I
Lake Junaluska Shatters All Records
As Successful Season Comes To End
JOE TATE, JR.
Joe Tate, Jr.
Of Haywood YDC
J(>e Tate, Jr., of Hazelwood was
re-elected president of the Hay
wood County Young Democratic
Club at a meeting Friday night at
Also re-elected was Mrs. Walter
Clark of Canton as vice president.
Two other Cantonians were nam
ed to other offices in the organiza
tion: Carlos Sides, secretary, and
Charles Bell, treasurer.
Plans were made by the group
for the coming November elec
tions, and several committees were
appointed to handle arrangements
by Frank Ferguson, chairman of
the Democratic executive commit
The YDC also discussed its state
convention to be held in Charlotte
in September. Approximately six
to eight Haywood delegates are ex
pect*! to attend that event.
Democratic candidates were
guests at tlie meeting Friday night.
RE A Members Reelect
Same Board Directors
?See pictures page one second
ection. and page 3 this section)
More than 600 persons attended '
that was described as "the best
leeting we've ever had" Saturday
s the Haywood Electric Mem
ership Corporation held its 15th
nnual meeting at the Waynesville
iigh School. R. C. Sheffield, man-1
ger of the cooperative, rated the !
rogram as "the best rounded we
ave ever enjoyed".
The guest speaker, William T.
"risp. executive manager and gcn
ral counsel of the Tar Heel Elee
ric Membership Association in
taleigh. condemned efforts during
he past year to decrease the "pref-1
rence rights" of cooperatives to
lovernment - produced electricity
nd praised Congressional leaders
/ho fought against such legisla
Among the reports heard during
he business session was one on
he extension of the local system,
i total of 143 new members re- j
eived service, bringing the co-,
perative's total memberships to
936. Twenty-seven miles of line
/ere added, for a total of 863
Mies. Kilowatt hours used rose
rom 6.562,195 to 7,795.120.
All members of the present
oard of directors were re-elected,
nd will select their officers at
heir first regular meeting on Sep
embe 8. Directors are Ira H. Cog
lurn of Cruso, Jack Harris of
leavedam, H, W. Davis of Bun-j
ombe County, Walker Brown of j
'igeon, Roy B. Medford of Iron
>u ff, Dan Rcld of Lake Toxaway,
d. M. Kirkpatrick of Fines Creek,
'arter Osborne of Clyde, Blaine
ilicholson of Jackson County, J. N.
risher of Macon County and C. W
-ondon of Buncombe.
Entertiahment was offered by
>d Sutton of Maggie and by the
'igeon Valley Ramblers string
iand. Demonstrations of electric
quipment were given by Bernard
'erguson of Clyde, a hot bed; Otis
itiwinter of Franklin, a fence;
nd Gary Sellars of Sylva. a hoine
nade clothes doer.
Contests were run and prizes
vere awarded throughout the day.
(See REA?Page 5?
From Camp I
Five officers and 51 enlisted j a
men of Waynesville's Tank Com-' p
pany, 120th Infantry, 30th "Old h
Hickory" National Guard Division. I
returned here Saturday after a c
two-week encampment at Fort e
McClellan, Ala. Also hack home ti
was the 30th Signal Company of p
Capt Samuel A. Carswell. com- e
nianding officer of Tank Company, I q
termed the training period "very 1 a
successful." 1 v
The first week was devoled to j
fn tng on various w'eapuns on |
ranges?included the 70 mm. tank (
cannon-?while the second week's [ (
activities were made up of small ^
unit exercises and basic tactical
training in the field. The division 1
moved into bivouac area on Mon- "
day and returned to the post Wed-!
Cited for outstanding achieve-1 "
ment during the encampment were i
Cpl. Lawrence O. Nelson and 1st !
Lt. Robert H. Winchester. j h
The division payroll this year a
totalled $670,000. ' t
The 30th Division, which now 1
has a strength of about 9,000 men '
has included both North Carolina '
and Tennessee units in the past, jc
but it will become an all Tar Heel '
organization in the future with the 1
$4th Division having been assigned J
to the Volunteer State.
Man Unconscious 1
Following Fight; J
Glenn Rhinehart, about 30. of *
Route 1, Canton, is unconscious j -
today in Memorial Mission llos- a
pital as the result of a fight Sun-j 1
day afternoon at the home of
George Ewert on the road above v
Canton High School, according to I
Sheriir Fred Y. Campbell.
The sherilf said that Rhinehart .
ciiher fell or was pushed from the j
porch at Ewert's home and suffer-1 .
ed a fractured skull '
Arrested following the alterca-1
tion were Ewert. .1 B. Pless. and I
John Kirkpatriek. Specific charg-1
es against the three have been'
delayed, pending the outeome of I
Rhinehart's condition in the hos-1 <
The injured man was given first i
aid by Dr. Robert Owen at Can- t
ton and then taken to the Ashe- '
The original investigation in the '
case was made by Deputy Sheriff ^
Gene Howell. '
Car Kills Cow !
A cow owned by Hardy Liner. J
Ashcville Road, was killed at 10 (
p.m. Sunday on Highway 23-19A
between Seay's Motor Court and
Ed Sims' place when it was struck /
by a car driven by Gene Kinsland I
Howell, Route 2. Waynesvillc.
Mr. Liner said this morning he
is still unable to determine how or '
at what point his cow got out of
the pasture, He valued the ani
mal between $150 and $160.
Investigating state patrolmen 4
found the accident to be unavoid
able and no charges were made I
joal Is Set
fit 200 Pints
Two hundred pints of blood will
>e sought when the American Red
Jross Bloodmobile visits the Way
lesville area on Tuesday. The
nobile unit will be at the Hazel
vood Presbyterian Church from 11
i.m. until 5 p.m.
The goal was set high in an ef
ort to make up the deficit which
las been incurred because past
juotas have not been filled.
Persons who wish to contribute
ilood but do not have transpor- i
ation to the Hazelwood church
ire asked to call GL 6-3912 and
i ride will be provided for them, j
The Red Cross Gray Ladies,
vith Mrs. Felix Stovall as chair
nan, will again assist the Blood
not bile operations.
VDMIKAL THOMAS PREACHES
tT MORGANTON CHURCH
Admiral W. N. Thomas filled the
lulpit of the First Methodist
Church in Morganton Sunday.
Bethel High School's FFA stock
judging team, previous federation
and district winners, placed sec
ond in the slate in their event at
the annual North Carolina FFA
Convention at Italcigh last week.
The team placed second to Oak
Hill School, Onslow County, and
missed by only a few points get
ting a trip to Kansas Ctty.
The group was awarded a $37.50
cash prize and presented with in
Members of the team were
Charles Slamey. president of the
Bethel FFA; Max Burnette, Troy
Hargrove, and Stanley Swayngim,
alternate. M C. Nix is advisor.
All members of the stock-judg
ing team are juniors "and hope to
capture the championship next
year," Mr. Nix said.
Lawrence Leatherwood is being
sponsored by the Lions Club of
Waynesville for the office of Dis
trict Governor of District 31A,
Lions International, for 1955-56, it
was announced today.
A letter is going out to the
presidents of all Lions Clubs in
the district, pointing out Leather
wood's qualifications for the office.
The 41st season, just closed, was
the best in the history of the Lake
Junaluska Assembly, James W.
Fowler, Jr., superintendent, told
The Mountaineer today as final
attendance figures were being
"We exceeded our pre-season
prediction of 30,000 visitors Fow
ler said. "The conferences were
better attended, the spirit was fine,
arid the appraisal of those who
have been coming here for years
"We are deeply grateful to the
boards, agencies, Haywood Coun
ty folk, especially the Haywood
Highlanders, who assisted us in
taking care of overflow crowds," he
The golf course had far more
players than last year, and the new
pool was enjoyed by between 11.
000 and 12,000 swimmers, the re
port shows. Hie pool will close
Thursday. Plans are to concrete the
bottom, and it was found through
a mechanical means, ways to pre
vent the water from becoming
As one group of officials were
busily checking over the business
of the past season, others were at
work on programs for 1953 and
1956. Both sessions promise to see
some of the largest groups ever
to come to this area in attendance
to conferences already on the
Still another group, the build
ings and grounds committee, head
ed by W. H. Massie. WaynesV.de.
are completing plans fb? active
construction to begin this fall on
the $60,000 Archives Building, and
i( is believed that work will begin
soon after the first of the year on
the $100,000 Paul B. Kern Youth
Center. About $30,000 is on hand
for this building, and the officials
authorized construction to begin
when half of the funds had been
Next Monday the building and
grounds committee will confer
with architects on plans for adding
40 to 36 rooms to Lambuth Inn.
In addition to the general con
struction projects by the Assem
bly a number of private projects
arc under way, Supt. Fowler said.
A number of new homes are being
(See Lake Junaluska?Page 5)
Although a number of games
were rained out. Allen's Creek
played hosts as scheduled to Cruso
Saturday in another county CD1'
After asscmblying at Allen's
Creek School at 9:30. the group
inspected the new Allen's Creek
Baptist Church, visited the new
home of Lucius Allen and the
Itccky Branch Missionary Church,
went to Claude Browning's for
| flowers, John Estes' for corn, Rufus
' Siler's for sheep and hogs and
then drove through Big Cove
The tour also visited the Rocky
Branch Freewill Baptist Church,
the new Waynesville filtration
plant, Harry Hembree's fish pond,
Gordon Hendrix' new home, and
the Buuchanan Cemetery. Rained
out was a planned visit to C. L.
j Allen's residence to see his to
Lunch was served in the Allen's
Creek School lunchroom, after
which singing was held and guess
ing games and bubble-glowing con
tests were staged.
\ SHOWERS I
cloudy and warm with >
ittered showers and thun-1
r* today. Tuesday, gon-|
T *ith moderate tempera-11
J Waynesville temperature i
N by vhc State Test Farm. I
Max. Mln. Pr?-c. I
P 85 ?0
P? 83 61 .72 11
P1 84 63 .061
Clyde Gets $2,135 irrom
State; Hazelwood $6,786
Under the terms of the I'owell
Bill, in the allocation of State j
Highway Funds, the town of Clyde
ivlll receive $2,135. which is $(55
ess than first anticipated, while
'iazelwood will also receive a lit
le less than the estimate, accord
ng to the official figures just re
eased from Raleigh
Hazelwood will receive $8.78(5.
iccording to the list, while the
"an ton figure of $17,542 and also
hat of Waynesvillc for $20,840 re
nains the same.
Checks will be mailed in mid
September. Chairman A H. Gra
w.m of the State Highway Com
nission has announced.
A total of $5,300 R97 in cash aid
will be distributed to 396 towns,
and litres. This is the largest a-1
mount ever distributed since the ;
Powell Bill Act was passed in 1951. '
Graham pointed to the increased 1
gasoline revenue which upped the!
Powell Bill figure this year. The I
fund conies from a half-cent per j
gallon of the regular six-cent State j
gasoline lax collected in the re- [
eently ended fiscal year. The sev-1
t-nth cent of gasolina tax goes to j
retire the secondary road bonds.
Allocations are based on popula- |
tion determined by the '.950 fed-,
era! census and on the municipal
ity's relative mileage of non-high-'
way sy-tem ??trcots.
3-Day Chaplains Retreat To
Begin At Junaluska Tuesday
About 125 chaplains and their
familes are expected to arrive at
Lake JunalusKa today and tomor
row for the 3-day meeting of ac
tive Methodist Chaplains of fhc
Southeastern Section of the na
This group met here in 1952. and
were invited back by Admiral W.
N. Thomas, resident of the Lake,
w ho will serve as official host to
Among the speakers will be
Bishop Charles C. Selecman, of
Dallas; Dr. Klmer Clark, of Lake
.Tunnhiska Dr Hay Jordan, of
North Carolina; and Rev. Mr.
Hayes, a recently returned mis
The Retreat is sponsored by the
Methodist Commission on Chap
lains, headed hy Bishop T. Bram
ley Oxnam. Those attending from
; the commission will include Chap
lain Fred H. Heater, and Chaplain
I Fred Reynolds.
i Arriving on Thursday will he !
members attending - the Confer
ence of World Peace, with Dr.
Charles F. Bock, of Chicago, head
ing the conference.
Aliens Creek Baptist Church
Occupies New Auditorium
All temporary pew* and a num- P
>cr of chair* were filled Sunday
norning a* the Allen's Creek Bap- p
1st Church occupied its new audi- n
orlum, on which construction was "
tartcd the day after Easter, 1933 f
Although Interior work in the o
icw sanctuary is not yet complete,
he crowing congregation decided ii
o slart using its auditorium to 3
void turning away worshippers v
iho cannot b? seated in the old as- v
embly room. v
The number present for Sunday
School rose from 228 to 308. The f
otal for the worship service was v
lot reported, but represented a p
Drgo attendance. h
"The presence of God in the new i<
uditorium Sunday was very real," v
In church's pastor, the Ucv. C D |?
lawyer, said today.
When interior facilities arc torn
feted approximately a ycat' from
ow 'the church is working on a
pay-as-you-go" basis', the first
loor will seat 500 and the balcony
n additional 200.
The new building measures 111
iy 52 feet on the outside and 89 by
0 feet on the inside. The ceiling
>'il I he 21 feet high and the floor
.ill be made of concrete anl ele
ated 15 inches.
Interior walls will 'be of sllek
inish plaster, while the ceiling
.ill he of a special "acoustical"
ilaslcr. Woodwork will be *'new
oney blonde" paneled oak. Extcr
r>r walls will measure 12 inches?
? ith eight inches of concrete block
nd four uiclicb of brick.
Killed .... 2
(This Information com
piled from K coords of
Slate nishway PatrsU