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bunty Bar Asks Revision
If Tax-Collection System
Revision of the county's present
tax-collection system is asked in
a resolution passed by the Hay
wood County Bar Association on
August 24 and disclosed Friday b>
Glenn W. Brown, president of the
The resolution labels the present
tax record setup as "cumbersome"
and urges an investigation to es
tablish "a more workable system."
Signed by Mr. Brown, the reso
"BE IT RESOLVED, that the
present system of keeping the tax
records of Haywood County is
cumbersome and places an undue
burden upon the employees of the
Tax Department, the Members of
I lie Bar. and all other persons in
terested in investigating the tax
records; that said system will be
come increasingly cumbersome and
unworkable within a period of a
"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
(hat an investigation be made of
other methods of levying and col
lecting tavxes and keeping tax rec
ords in order to arrive at a system
that will he more satisfactory to
the County, Members of the [tar
and all persons who have occasion
to use the tax records;
"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
to this end. that a committee from
the Haywood Countv Bar Associa
tion, to act for said Bar Associa
tion. be appointed by the Presi
dent of the Association to confer
with the County Commissioners,
rountv Tax Collectors, and other
Countv officials in tlijs connection
"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
that a copy of this resolution be
placed in the hands of the Chair
man of the Board of County Com
missioners and the County Tax
The above resolution was passed
at a regular meeting of the Bar
Association held on August 24.
1954. and in accordance with this
resolution. 1 hereby appoint the
following committee: William Mcd
ford, chairman; Alvin T. Ward and
James H. Howell. Jr.
I DESTROYED by fire of undetermined
ite Saturday afternoon on the Dellwood
road, about four miles from Waynesville. Ia>ss
was estimated at $2,500. (Mountaineer Photo).
Jnts: Be Certain Your !
d Has Birth Certificate
Work With j;
G. Leming of HazeKvood, i ?
k September 1 with the |
jhway Patrol. Trooper (
5, has been assigned to
on a probationary status ;
i time as a patrol train- J
I is held. He was sworn
etary of State Thad Euro '
nies in Patrol Command- |
R. Smith's offioe.
lan Leming's military '
over five years, includes (
nments in Korea. He is ( '
o the former Miss Bar
is of Hazelwood and the c
a baby girl. He was last ?
e. Prior to
jple will at
:e here Fri
ould be com-1
icials of the 1
?d to come ?
etails of the
plans are to
it the High
last year 400
ips even more
s were named
ool by a vote
dover from last
Because of the fact that the !
county now directs that children ,
entering schools for the first time ;
lave a birth certificate as provid
ed by state law, many parents in
Haywood ?our.ty are now having j
Parents without these valuable
certificates are finding to their
surprise and consternation that
he county register of deeds has
io record whatever of their child's
Present North Carolina statutes
nake it mandatory that birth cer
ificates bo filled out within five
iays of a birth occurring in the
state. This is to be done by doc
ors when they are in attendance at
jirths. In their absence, midwives
)r parents are to fill out the nec
Failure to submit these cert if i- j
;ates is construed by the state as
i misdemeanor and is punishable j
by fine and possible imprisonment.
Mrs. Hubye Bryson. acting head
of the Haywood County Health
Department, explained that when
birth certificates are filed proper
ly and on time the parents will re
ceive a photostatic copy from the
state within three months.
Whenever parents do not receive
these photostats in three months. |
Mrs. Bryson urged them to check
with their doctor or the Health De
partment to determine why birth
certificataes have not been sub
mitted to the local registrar ? in
this case, the Health Department. I
Birth certificates are extremely |
important to persons throughout
life and are often needed for en-!
trance in college, and to obtain
jobs, insurance, social security, |
and passports, Mrs. Bryson added.
Parents of children over five
years of age who do not have birth
certificates, can file "delayed" ap
plications for certificates at the of
fice of the county register of deeds.
On Waynesville (
Everybody knows about the bus !
driver who took a drive on his day j
off. but here comes the retired
postman who delivered a load of
printed matter on his vacation.
Howell McCracken of Ninevah
is the busy carrier, and what he
carried deserves a lot of credit.
When he and Mrs. McCracken i
set out this summer on an extcn- [
sive tour of the mid-west and
Canada, he took along, as he puts
it, "a bushel basket of Waynes
ville literature." Everywhere he
stopped, along that hot and dusty
trip, he left booklets telling of j
the cool green setting of Waynes-1
That he believed In what he was
selling is proved by his remark
after returning from the broad
nlains of the Dakotas, Nebraska,
'he grandeur of Niagra Falls: "We
enjoyed the trip and the scenery,
but the prettiest sight of all was
the first sight of the home place
right here at Ninevah."
Beta Sigma Phi
Will Meet Friday
The Alpha Theta Chapter of the
Beta Sigma Phi sorority will meet
Friday night at 7:30 o'clock in the
Court House. The meeting was |
originally scheduled for Thursday |
By Saturday Fire
Fire of undetermined origin des- ^
troyed ;i four-room frame house
on the Soco Gap Road some four
miles west of Waynesville about 5
The house was rented by Fred >
L. Moody and occupied by six peo
ple. All were in the house when ,
the blaze was discovered and es
Loss was estimated at S2.500 by
Fire Chief Felix Stovall of Way
nesville. The Waynesville Fire De
partment answered the alarm and
kept the flames from spreading to
an adjoining house.
There were three children in the
family which lost all Clothing and
household goods. The children are
Raymond, 14; Peggy, 10; and Fred- !
die. 8. j 1
A nearby tobacco crop was dam- :
aged heavily by heat from the 11
flames, firemen reported.
and hot Monday and Tues
Area Group Oppose Higher
Tax Being Placed On Gas
Oil men from Haywood. Jackson.
Macon. Swain,, and Cherokee
Counties went on record here last
Thursday night against any further
increase in the state gasoline tax,
saying that any increase would
give North Carolina the "question
able distinction" of charging the
highest gasoline tax in the coun
Presiding at the meeting was
Robert E. Allison, <jhairman of the
Haywood County Petroleum Indus
tries Committee. Also speaking
briefly were J. C. Keeter, and J.
11. Duncan, Chairmen of the com
mittees in Swain, and Cherokee
S. Gilmer Sparger, executive
secretary of the state committee,
and W. A, Parker, executive secre
tary of the North Carolina Oil As
sociation, were the principal
Sparger pointed out that the tax
load on gasoline was equal to a 41
percent sales tax. "The 7-cent state
tax. the inspection tax of one
quarter of a cent, and a 2-cent fed
eral tax add up to a total of nine
and one-quarter cents on each gal
lon of gasoline," he explained.
"They also take more than $95,
000.000 annually from North Caro
lina motorists," he said.
Parker, discussing the overall
state tax burden asserted, "The
gasoline tax is one place where
we should hold the line. If the
gasoline tax is increased here, the
rate would exceed that of Virginia
by two and one-quarter cents frer
gallon and South Carolina by one
and one-eighth cents."
Parker predicted any hike in
the stale gasolina tax would ad
versely , affect gasoline sales in
North Carolina, "particularly in
the border counties where motor
ists could easily buy their gasoline
outside the state."
Thirty-two attended the meet
ing from five counties.
CI)P At Iron Duff
To Discuss Conservation
A talk on soli conservation will
be given by Roy Beck, conserva
tion specialist, at a meeting of the
Iron Duff COP organization at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Davis
Chapel, has been announced.
Chairman of the Iron Duff CDP
is Jack Ray.
An allocation of SI 5.000 for
Bethel School was included in the
total of $614,536 allocated by the
State Board of Education from the
first half of the $50,000,000 state
school building fund, bringing to
$5,138,645 the amount already car
marked from the fund.
The Bethel allocation will be
used on the water and sewerage
system at the new school building
The state board at Raleigh held
up for further study a request from
the State Schoo|^Board Association
that teachers ibe paid on a calen
dar-year basis. Teachers presently
are paid in nine checks covering
the nine months of the school
Set For Sunday
At Cove Creek
The annual Sutton family re
union will be held on Sunday,
September 12. at the home of
Hobert Franklin at Cove Creek.
All relatives have been invited to
come and to bring a picnic basket
for lunch at 12:30.
Last year's reunion drew over a
hundred persons, many of them
from out of state.
DR. CHARLES F. BOSS, JR., is ,
chairman of the conference on t
I World Order and Peace now be- ,
ins held at 1-ake Junaluska. t
World Peace Meet '
Opens Today At j
Methodist peace leaders will con-it
| vene at Lake Junaluska Sept. 6-8,
io participate in the Southeastern 1
slates regional conference on I
World Order and Peace. 1
.Members and chairmen of An- t
nual conference Peace commis- '
sions will join with representatives 1
i of the Central jurisdiction for the '
discussion of plans to implement |
I the Crusade for World Order in
I the annual conferences of the .
Southeastern and Central jurisdic- ,
j lions. |,
Not primarily a speakers' eon-1,
ference. the meeting is aimed at ! j
consultation and planning as well ,
as creative discussion on the part ! j
of individual board members. 1
Chairman of the conference is U
Dr. Charles K. Boss, Jr.. Chicago |
; Executive secretary of the Board i
; of World Peace. The Rev. Carl O <
Soulc, Field s 'cretray, and Her
man Will. Jr., Administrative sec- t
I relary, both ol Chicago, will attend ' t
the sessions. * I
Mishap Kills !
Pvt. Bobby E. San ford. 18, of s
Canton, died Thursday night in a ?
Johnson City, Tenn., hospital of a
Sanford was accidentally shot
Wednesday by a companion while J
hunting near Mountain City. Tenn., c
the family has been advised by ^
investigating officers. ^
Pvt. Sanford was stationed at
Fort Bragg. He was a native of
Haywood County and had served
in the U. S. Army since last March. -
Surviving are the stepfather and J
mother. Mr. and Mis Bruce Med- .
ford of Canton; the father. Robert 1
Sanford of Miami. Fla.: one half- ^
brother. Bruce Edwin Medford of ?>.
the home; and one half-sister. Wan
da Medford of the home.
Funeral arrangements are in ^
charge of Wells Funeral Home. 11
Funeral services wcho held for .
Sanford Sunday at 3 P. m., in the i1
Maple Grove Baptist church. c
The Rev. Lush Rogers and the v
Rev. George Ingle officiated and
burial was in the Piney Grove ^
Methodist church cemetery B
Members of the 30th Signal S
Corps. Canton unit of the Nat- ti
ional Guard, were pallbearers and
conducted military rites at the fj
Moody Family Reunion
Planned For Sunday d
a ~** i- ? ti-. ""
rl ICUUiUli U1 lilt" 1*IUUU\ IB Hill?
will be hold on Sunday, Septem
ber 12, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H M. Plott, Sr., on the Soco
Relatives and friends are invit
ed to bring a picnic baskot for
dinner on the ground.
BKTHRL SCORED In the Canton-Bethel came Saturday night an
Toby Capps bulled over the coal for Bethel'* only srore. Thin came
opened the I0-*ame season for llavwood's four football team*.
The came was played in Canton before 5,000 fans. Other pictures
and detail* on pace four, (Mountaineer Photo).
- xvWi ?MIVI VOVAOVil WUII UVO
Large Crowds Attending All
Labor Day Program Events
Prevails For The
As most business throughout the
?ounty was suspended to? honor the
tccasion, indications were that the
18th annual Labor Day celebration
it Canton would draw a record at- 1
endance. Turner Cathey, chair- I
nan of the event, attributed the j
?rowd to the well-nigh perfect I
veather and the high quality of
he program of entertainment. He
>redicted some 12,000 spectators
it today's events.
The Highway Patrol was reported
o be very well satisfied thus far
vith the results of its safety eam
?aign. Despite the usual heavy
-abor Day traffic, only two minor
accidents were reported.
As The Mountaineer went to
jress this morning, the "biggest
aarade of all" was getting set. Pa
~ade Chairman Glen Simmons es
imated that it would take an hour
?o pass any given point. Followi
ng the parade, there will be foot
aces for Negro youngsters at 11:30
>.m., and for white children at
The afternoon program will start
it 1 p.m. with the annual horse
'how sponsored by the Canton Sad
ile and Bridle Club. A newly set
ip Palomino class will be included
n those for which a total of 120
ibbons and 17 trophies will be
iwarded. Among the judges is
Vlrs. Elsie Edwards of Waynesville,
vho will judge equitation entries.
Platform entertainment is sched
iled for 2 p.m. to include singers,
lancers and other talent.
At 4 p.m. the Canton Eagles will
ake on the Cullowhee All-Stars at
he high |chool diamond. More
platform entertainment comes up
it 7 p.m. with special emphasis on
<quare dance teams and string
sands. To close out the week end
urogram, awards will bp given by
/eterans of Foreign Wars, .the
\merican Legion and Kiwanis
Saturday night some 5000 per
ons jammed into the Canton High
tadium to watch the selection of
diss Marianna Moon, blond Canton
ugh school junior, as queen of
he celebration, with Miss Margaret
Vykle as attendant. Fourteen
oung ladies competed for the
rown. Bill Shull managed the
irogram. Judges were Mr. and
Irs. Ernest Hamlin Baker and B.
As the queen retired to prepare
(See Labor Day ?- Page 5)
s Unmarred By
Several relatively minor acci
ents in Haywood County were re
orted during the first part of the
.abor Day weekend, but no in
uries were involved. Another ac
ident was reported by Waynes
A taxicab driven by Albert Early
nocked down a light pole near
tay's Flower Shop on South Main
t. about 1 a.m. today, according
3 Police Chief Orville Noland.
Early told police his brakes
ailed. Damage to the cab, owned
y Bob Kelly, was estimated at
etween $350 and $400.
Among arrests made by police
'ere three on charges of driving
L/inifH DAY QUKF.N, Miss Mariana Moon, 16. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. L. Moon of Canton, was named Queen of the 48th
Canton laibor Day celebration Saturday night before about 5,000
people, in the Canton Stadium just prior to the Canton-Brthrl
fooball game. Miss Margaret Wykle, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. F. tV) kle was runnerup. The coronation was held at Camp
Hope shortly afterwards, with each of the contestants receiving a
watch. Miss Moon also received a $100 scholarship to Rreaau Col
lege. This picture was made just after she was acclaimed queen.
Doctors At Work On 1955
Medical Assembly Here
Favorable comments of the first
Mountain Top Medical Assembly 1
held here in June continue to
conic in. and are serving as an in- 1
spiration for the second annual j
Assembly which will lie held late
in June of 1(155.
Dr. It S. Roberson said he plans
'to attend the South Carolina
meeting and make a personal in- |
vitation to the doctors of the I'al- |
metto State, while others will at- j
tend similar meetings in Georgia
and Tennessee as well as this state. '
In a recent issue of "The Tar J
Heel Practitioner," Dr. John R '
Bender, editor, of Winston-Salem, 1
"Dr. Dickey, Lange, and t
Deautsch, who spoke at tho First
Mountain Top Medical Assembly t
in WayneSville, June 25th, all '?]
write "Thanks for the many kind- i
nesses enjoyed while attending
this meeting. Our visit to Noita
Carolina was most pleasant ac i
we feel that this was clue chiefly
to the perfect hospitality extend
sd to us by everyone."
"They all extend best wishes t ?
many friends in the Waynt vili
district, and leave the impr ?
lliat they would even consider
invitation to appear on the pi -
gram again in the future.
"The doctors of Haywood coun
y and the Tenth District ne i
have no fear of getting a prn-.r.i
in the future. The Word has 1 got
iround" that the meeting Ju >
25th was too good for anyone to
"Even the hardest to plea ?
would have to be satisfied wr i II :
First Mountain Top Medical As
sembly. Let's hope they have; an
-SI A t-l_- i? ? or - ??
uuirr nMtriiiuiy in ma.).
Or. Roberson said that pr< t
indications are that about 300 wi 1
be here in 1935, as compared wit U
120 here this year.
"This Assembly has the po!? -
tials of growing into somelhin *
really big, and it is to this en.1
that we are now at work on ti.'
second Assembly for 1955," ho
7 Blue Ribbons Awarded
At Annual Pullet Show
(See picture* paces 3 and 8)
Seven blue ribbons, one red, and
two white were awarded to Hay
wood County 4-H Club members
at the annual pullet show and sale
on the courthouse lawn Friday
Blue ribbon winners were Nea!
Allison of Bethel, Carroll Brown
ing of Bethel. Alice Leopard of
Ratcliffe Cove, Wayne Ferguson of
Maggie. Bobby Hunter of Fines
Creek, David and Linda Hipps of
Beavcrdam, and Tommy Massie of
Waynesville. The red ribbon went
to Gene Glance of Crabtroo, and
the white ribbons to Joe and
Charles Harris of Thickety, and
Tommy Kirkpatrick of Crabtrce.
The pullets were given to 4-H
Club members at the Farmers
Federation in February and raised
by the youngsters to gain exper
ience in proper care of poultry and
keeping satisfactory records of
growth, mortality and egg produc
Outstanding in regard to mor
tality was Carroll Browning, who
raised every one of his 100 pullets
to maturity without losing a single
one. Also noteworthy in this re
spect was Wayne Ferguson, who
lost only eight, and Bobby Hunter,
with only 13 losses
In the sale, conducted by ama
teur auctioneer Charlie Woodard,
prices paid were:
Neal Allison, $2.50; Gene Glance,
$2; Carroll Browning, $2.50; Alice
Leopard, $2 00; Wayne Ferguson,
5,1.35; Joe and Charles Harris. $2,
Tommy Kirkpatrick, $2.75; Bobby
Hunter, $3.15; David and Linda
Hipps, $3.35, and Tommy Massie,
Purchasers were Lawrence
Leatlierwood, Mrs. Blanche A. Me
hafTey, D. J. Boyd, Edna Harris,
Jurvis Campbell. James Kirkpat
rick, Glenn W. Brown, and John
Judge at the sho\y was Raymond
West, assisiani farm agent from
Killed .... 2
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piled from Record* of
SUio Hmtaway Patrol. ? j