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??-50 Adva,":e '? Haywood tod JMtaoll Court*.'
,>r term of Superior
;ene on aepiemDei
n. waiter r-. Jonn
iston-baieni as pre
list for the first
a it. Uavis. White
mis. Beaverdam; u.
svuie; James D.
irs; Paul E. Bum
dam; E. B. Camp,
?; itufus Summer
le; J. A. Bryson,
: H. Barlow, Beav
s, ueaverdam; Col
igeon; R. T. Riddle,
W illiams, Beaver
. Slivers, Beaver
e, East Fork; Mc
lall. Pigeon; John
m; Glenn Parker,
D. Burch, Clyde;
second week will
le following panel:
de; Don M. Nich
Frank B. Queen,
irge M. Henson,
; Edwin Smith,
y J. Davis. Bea
William N. Mor
; Harry Hogan,
Jnderwood, Way- i
i Mackcy, Beaver
is, Beaverdam: C.
Hb. Kobcrtson. Sr., receiv
Hvc national conservation
Hm the American Forestry
Hi on Monday night at
H annual convention. He
Hn as the representative
Hfield of business and in
Hc had made an outstand- |
Hbution to the conserva- j
He country's natural re
lation reviewed his 50
Hadership in the pulp and
Hustry. With the citation
Id a scroll of life raem
H the AFA.
Hn has been chairman of
I of Champion Paper and |
Hnpanv since 1950. He j
Hviously as general man- |
? president, executive vice i
Ihe was honored as "Man |
Hth." He is a past prcsi
He American Paper and j
Hciation, former director
Hational Association of I
H'ers and during World |
Hs a member of the Na- |
H Labor Board.
? also served as chairman |
Hd of trustees of Western
?Teachers College: he is
?trustee of the University
ICarolina. and a former
Hf the North Carolina
Hning Board, as well as
Hher local, regional and
BVK AND DAUGHTER
I TO EUROPE
?arlock Hawk and }ter
? Miss Miriam Hawk, of
?aluska arc leaving Mon
Bw York City from where
Bail on Wednesday aboard
Bt Elizabeth for a tour of
? Massif, Stanford Massic.
?dy. and George Dewey i
?ft this morning for Ra-I
?re they will attend the
B Ball and other events
? the debutantes as mar
??iss Linda Sloan.
l0Udy and slightly cooler.
d ^ the SUle le?t Farm.
Ma*. Min. Prec.
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TOWER TOPPER will be this 49-foot antenna,
which was placed on the 300-foot WI.OS-TV tow
er todav on the top of Mt Pihgali (elevation
5,749 ft.) The antenna was to have been placed
atop the tower Tuesday, but workmen had to rail
otT operations because of a strong wind.
REACHING SKYWARD 300 feet into the blue on
top of Mount Pisgah is this WLOS-TV towjr.
which was the center of a dispute tiiroURhout
Western North Carolina last winter. Tlu tower is
barely visible from Asheville. but can be seen
plainly from the Pigeon Valley. Unless strong
winds decree otherwise, a 49-foot antenna was
to have been placed on this tower today. The
new Asheville television station is scheduled to
start telecasting Sept. 18. (Mountaineer Photo).
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Boyd Explains Operations
Of U.S. Postal Service
Local ind national postal opera-'
lions were outlined Tuesday night j
by Waynesville postmaster Enos [
Boyd at a meeting of the Waynes
\ ille Kiwanis Club ,at Spaldon's. ]
Mr. Boyd, a member of the Ki- i
Wanis Club, explained the annual I
j deficit incurred by the U. S. Post-1
I office Department, pointing out |
that only first-class mail "pays its'
Air mail, second, third, and
fourth-class mail all cost the gov-j
eminent more to handle than the
receipts involved, lie added.
Discussing the Waynesville post
office. Mr. Bo.sd said that the office
lias 19 employees, including six
| clerks, two city carriers, a special
! delivery carrier, two custodians,
four rural carriers, and two sub
; st itute clerk-carriers.
Reehipts in the postoffice here
[ are among those which exceed
operating expenses, he said.
Waynesville has five incoming
mails: at 6. 8 and 11 a.m., and 3 and
5 p.m. Five outgoing mails are
at 6. 7:30 and 10:15 a.m. and 2:30
and 4:30 p.m. Pickups from mail
boxes are made twice daily except
on Sundays and holidays. During
[the year, the postoffice observes
Waynesville's four rural routes
cover a total of 220 miles daily,
Mr. Hoyd said. Route 1 includes
the area to the south of the town;
Route 2 runs west nearly to Soco
Gap; Route 3 includes Junaluska ]
and eastward to Bethel School, and 1
Route 4. the longest at 72.15 miles;
includes the Cove Creek. White
Oak and Cutaloochec communities.
Haywood County itself has a
total of nine rural routes, serv
ing 7,500 rural families.
The state has a total of 1,000
postofficcs of all classes and has
106 rural routes.
j In the United States, the post- j
1 master pointed out. there are a!
total of 40.609 postofficcs. with a '
total employment of approximately!
525.000 persons. In 1952. these
postal workers handled a total of i
more than 49 billion pieces of mail. |
Rural routes in the U. S. totalj
1 499.910 miles or 60 times around J
the world each day.
Additional factors responsible
for the annual postal deficit, are
doubled transportation costs, and'
the necessity to replace worn-out'
(See Post Office?Page B>
Public To Hear
Talk By Shuford
The public has been invited to
hear Rep. George A. Shuford of
Asheville, 12th District congress
man. who will address the Way
njcsville Kiwanis Club at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday at Spaldon's Restaurant.
Club president Hye Sheptowitch
extended the invitation to the pub
lic to hear Rep. Shuford's talk fol
lowing the Kiwanis dinner meeting
which begins at 7 p.m.
Kiwanian Oral L. Yates will be
in charge of the program Tuesday ;
At Camp Hope
Waynesville's Haywood Post 47,
of the American Legion, will hold ]
its annual outdoor picnic at Camp
Hope this Sunday, starting at 2
p.m., it has been announced by
Post Commander J. H. Howell. Jr. j
The entire camp.arca including
the playground and other facili
ties will be made available to the
Legionnaires and their families.
The principal meal will be serv
ed at 6 p.m. All Legionnaires, in
cluding those of the Hazelwood and
Canton posts, are invited to attend
and bring a picnic lunch.
Cold drinks, coffee, and ice
<;ream will be furnished by the i
Softball and other games will be
Chamber Of Commerce
Directors To Meet
The directors of the Waynesvillc
Chamber of Commerce villi meet
Tuesday. September 14. at 7:30 p.
m. in the Town Hall. This will be
an important meeting, according
to Mrs. F. H. Mgrley, secretary, as
it will be the first since the sum
The erection of the antenna atop
the 300-foot VVLOS-TV tower on
Mt. Pisgah. originally scheduled
for Tuesday, has been delayed for
the past two days by high winds,
according to Don Hunnicut, chief
engineer at the station.
The antenna measures 49 feet,
weighs 3,000 pounds, and cost
The erection of the antenna is
expected to be completed by Fri
day. After that, another day will
be required to connect cables from
the tower to the control house on
Other equipment is already in
operation and test patterns and
audio signals are already being re
ceived on Pisgah from WLOS-TV
The station is scheduled to go
on the air September 18.
Hazelwood Imposes Ban
On Sawmills Within Town
I Two accidents, one involving an
Injury, have been investigated by
the State Highway Patrol during
the last several days.
At 8:45 a.m. today a 1951 CMC
truck driven by Patricia Joan Fer
guson ot Fines Creek was involved 1
"i a collision with a 194G Ford
ariven bv Richard Henry Frank
j hn of Route 3. Waynesville. on N.
t J09 at the intersection of the
I I nn Dutt Road
Injured was Louise Ledford. also '
jof fines Creek, who suffered the
Iraeture of two ribs and was taken
to Haywood County Hospital A
passenger in the Franklin car re
ft ivod a cut on the head, but was
Miss Ferguson told State Patrol
man W. R Wooten that she ran her
ti uck ofl the highway on the right
and in attempting to get the ve
hicle back on the pavement she I
swerved into the left lane and
collided with Franklin's car.
Miss Ferguson was charged with 1
j driving on the wrong side of the
Damage to the truck was esti
mated at $400 and to the passenger
car at $300.
< pi. Pritchard II. Smith reported 1
that Jerry Richard Rogers of Route :
3. Canton, drove his car off the
highway on the Edwards Cove road ?
Tuesday afternoon, resulting in :
slight damage to the vehicle.
Rogers was charged with driving
while tinder the influence of in
J. E. Sanford
Dies At 85
I James Ivan Sanford, 85, died at
"his home in the Dutch Cove sec-1
i lion of Canton Monday morning
j loilowing a long illness. He was a
I former employe of the Champion j
| Paper and Fibre Company and a
native of Haywood County.
Surviving are the widow. Mrs.
Dovie Lee Sanford; two sons, j
( laude and Reeves Sanford of
j Canton: three daughters, Mrs. Wil
lis Shelton of Millville. N. J., Miss I
Lois Sanford and Miss Dollie San- 1
ford, both of the home; one step-1
son. Arthur Trantham of Mill-1
ville: one stepdaughter. Mrs. Mat-1
tie Clark of Baltimore. Md.; eight I
Ei andchildrcn; and eight great
Funeral services were held at
the Welcome Hill Baptist Church
Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev
Ike Rhinehart and the Rev Bill
| House officiated.
Burial was in the Morning Star
Pallbearers were Arlis Summoy. j
.Andy Case. Lloyd Sanford. Billi;>
1 Sanford. Ed DeWccse and John
| ny Johnson.
Granddaughters were flower
Crawford Funeral Home was in
Telephone Company Offers
Close-Up Of Operations
A behind - the - scenes tour1
through a modern telephone plant 1 (
is promised the general public ^
next Wednesday and Thursday
evenings, September 15 and 16, at c
in open house program at the local tl
telephone office at 106 Academy s
St., it was announced today by1 tl
Southern Bell Telephone and Tele- p
jraph Company Manager C. T.
Extending a general invitation a
to residents of Haywood County s<
and vicinity, Mr. MeCuiston stated
that the tours through the tele- tl
phone exchange may be made be- d
tween the hours of 6:30 and 9:30 w
p.m. on each of the open house si
A preview showing of the local v
telephone facilities, for Junior and c
Senior High School students will be
held on Wednesday afternoon. tt
"This open house will give resi- o
dents of Haywood County an op- q
portunity to go behind the scenes fi
and see the nerve center of local o
communications at work," the man- J t<
ager said. "Visitors will see regu- |<
tar telephoe equipment handling e
routine local calls and will bo able fi
to look on while actual long dis- r
ancr and other rails are handled
iy the operators."
Mr. MeCuiston added that a ma
hine which can defeat humans at
he game of tic-tac-toe will be a
pecial feature of the occasion, and
hat visitors would have jn op
ortunity to see it in operation
Another special display called
"voice mirror" will, he said, cn
ble visitors to hear the recorded
ound of their own voices.
Attendants will be stationed
hroughout the building to explain
etails of the expansion program
'hich has been carried out and
pecial exhibits and arrangements
till be provided to make the mar
clous operating details of a large
ommunications system clear.
"A tour of the building should
ake about thirty minutes. We want
ur guests to take their time, ask
uestions and see our whole plant
rom top to bottom. For the period
f this open house, the whole
elephone building, is wide open
J the public, and I feel sure we
an promise our customers and
riends an evening they will long
emembcr," Mr. MeCuiston said.
THE WAYNESVILLE LIONS CLUB has a re<ord to be proud of.
said District Governor Austin Broom (lefti to President Joe Cline 1
(center) and Lawrence Leatherwood (right) Thursdav evening:. Mr. | 1
Broom was guest speaker at the regular Lions meeting.
In the final community tour of '
tlic summer, host Saunook outper
formed its visitors. East Pigeon, in
a number of contests held follow
ing the morning tour and lunch at
Saunook winners were:
Charlie Clark and Carroll How
land in men's horseshoe pitching,
Imogene Hooper and Authorine
Hooper in the women's horseshoe
pitching. Jimmy How land in men's
softball throw. Imogene Hooper in
the women's softball throw. Tommy
Sparks in the boys softball throw,
and Leona Davis in the girl's soft- !
Winners for East Pigeon were j
Shirley Smith and Margaret Blay- J
lock in the girl's horseshoe pitch- I
i;ig and Rebecca Hcnson in the j
bubble gum contest.
Other entrants for East Pigeon
L? M. Sherrill and W. H. Har
grove in men's horseshoe pitching.
Charlene Chapman and Billie
Thompson in the women's horse
shoe pitching, L. M. Sherrill in the
men's softball throw. Charlene
Chapman in the women's softball 1
throw. Zane Metcalf in the hoy's
softball throw, and Shirley Smith. |
girl's softball throw.
Not held were the boy's horse- '
shoe pitching, guessing game, pie
eating contest, blindfold contest,
Group singing was led by the
Hev. Henry Hope of East Pigeon. :
A special flag-raising ceremony !
was held at the school to receive
a new flag presented by Woodmen I
of the World.
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vji unuuau^iiit'i \JI
Mr. And Mrs. Fancher
Is Fatally Injured
Word was received here Monday
of the death of the three-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Fancher at her home near Bing
hamton, N. Y. The little girl was
the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A, J. Fancher of Waynesville.
According to reports the child
was fatally injured Sunday after
noon when a car left the highway
in front of the Fancher home, trav
eled up a twenty-foot bank through
a fence and into the yard striking
the child and the family pet. a col
The mother and two other small I
children were in the yard at the
time of the accident.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Fancher lclt
Monday morning for Binghamton
to attend funeral services.
To Meet Friday
Citizenship leaders for all Hay
wood County Home Demonstration
clubs are requested to meet on Fri
day morning, September 10. at 10
o'clock In the Courtroom In
Waynesville for a very important
Mrs. W. A. Hyatt. County Citi
zenship Chairman, urges all mem
bers to attend as two delegates will
be selected for the United Nations
Tour scheduled for October 4-0.
Lions Club Hears
District Governor J
The Waynosvillc Lions Club ,
heard an inspirational talk by Aus
tin Broom of Asheville. District
Governor, at their meeting Thurs
day night Mr. Broom is Governor '
of District 31A, which comprises '
the western count it's of the State. '
and this was his first visit to Way
nesville since taking office as Gov- 1
ernor last June.
For his theme, Mr. Broom as
signed a word to each of the let
ters in "Lionism" and- discussed
in turn Lovaltv, Interest. Optim
ism the Navigator, the Individual,^
Service and Memory.
Loyalty, lie said, ineaiis loyally
to the club and to its projects. Of
Interest, he commented that unless
interest was shown in the club
program, no club could flourish.
Optimism was stressed as essen
tial: "There is no place in Lion
ism for pessimism." Mr. Broom
said. "We must always look far- j
ward instead of backward." Lions
must be good Navigators, he said,
and to navigate one must know I
where he is going, what he is go
ing to do and then do it.
Tlie Individual is important as
part of the Lions membership, he |
went on Von cannot buy your j
way into the club," he said, "you 1
must be invited to Join, the in
dividual is invited not because he
is popular, but because he Is ener- (
gotic and forward-looking, a per- ]
son who will be an asset to the ,
club. No individual can expect per- J
son.'il gain from club work, as
teamwork is the key to the fact
that the Lions Club is the largest
service organization in the world." 1
Continuing wdh a discussion of
Service. Mr. Broom stated that any 1
Lion who would add to Lionism J
must render unselfish service to j
others Concluding with reference !
to Memory , he said, "If a Lion has ,
done thejob that he is supposed to
do, there will be no need to erect
markers or plaques saying 'So
and so passed here.' Instead, there
will be a living memorial in the '
service that he has done.
In conclusion Mr. Broom stated
that lie anticipated that the good
work done by the Waynesville |
club in the past would continue in
to the future.
The guest speaker was iiit'ro- -j
dueed by Lawrence Lcatherwood, ,
whose nomination is being urged
by the local club for District Gov- |
ernor for 19!j,'>-56. Joe Cflne, prcsi- ,
dent, presided over the meeting. |
Immediately following the reg- |
ular club meeting was a Zone 2 ]
meeting. The meeting was attend- i
cd by a number of guests from
other clubs in the district.
Pvt. J. E Hugger lias been j
cleared of murder charges in the'
fatal shooting ol Robert Sanford of
Canton after testimony by-officers
and funeral home attendants that.
Sanford told them that the shoot-1
ing was accidental.
Sanford died Thursday night af-'
tor Hugger, his hunting companion. I
shot him in the abdomen with aj
rifle while on a trip near Mountain
City, Tenn. Services were held for
him Sunday at the Maple Grove
Duggcr. AWOL since August 17, i
was to be returned to Ft. Bragg. I<
The Hazelwood Board of Alder
nen Tuesday night unanimously
wssed a resolution placing a ban
?n sawmills within the town limits.
The action came after a delega
ion of about 20 citizens of Brown
\venue and adjacent streets ap
peared before the board "asking
'or relief" from the noise, nuis
ince. odor and health menace of
he sawmill which closed down
?bout a week ago. The citizens
,vere asking that no permission be
tranted for resuming operation of
lie mill, which the citizens con
ended "was deflnitely a hazard to
he safety of the public" and fur
her was a "detriment" to the prop
;rty of nearby homeowners.
The resolution, as passed unani
nously bv the board, contained be
sides the ban on sawmills, the fact
hat the existing mill created "a
wizard to health, safety and fire;
<nd further was a public nuisance."
The motion of the resolution was
uade by Frank Underwood, second
ed by Howell Bryson, with John
lllaylock the other alderman vot
ing in favor of the proposal.
The meeting was presided over
by Mayor Lawrence Davis, who
assured the delegation the officials
>( the town had long opposed the
cperation of the mill right on
Brown Avenue, but learned that
there was little that could be done
until the mill ceased operation, and
then It would be possible to enact
such measures necessary as to pre
vent the resumption of operations.
About the same delegation ap
peared before the board more
than a year ago, and presented a
petitfSh rslrfng for relief from the
situation. The board ordered the
place cleaned up. and certain regu
lations met as to loading and un
loading logs, and draining standing
pools of water from the mill site.
Canton Winds Up
[Sep pictures pates 2. 5 and 6 this
section; pages 1 and 6, 2nd section)
An estimated 10,000 persons on
Monday watched a parade, attend
ed a horse show, a ball game, toot
races, watched square dancing
and tapped their feet to string
hands to climax Canton's sparkling
48th annual Labor Day celebration.
The Haywood County Home
Demonstration Clubs float took
first place in the non-commcrcial
division of the parade and Plem
moni Contracting Company the
-aine in the commercial division.
Second places went to the Pigeon
Valley Lions Club and to Green's
Well Digging. Third ranking were
Iho Canton Girl Scouts and Hay
ivood Hardware Company.
In the competition for deeorated
i-ars. the Clvitan Club-Pennlylvania
Avenue Grade School entry took
first place in the non-commercial
contest, and Canton Motor Com
pany in the commercial event.
Second places were won by Brown
ie Scouts of Troop 74 and by Price
;md Hawkins Motors; and third by
Reynolds High School-Civitan Club
and by Champion Motor Co.
Charles Robert Franklin had the
best decorated bicycle and Gail
Soesbee the second best. Billy
LSunham took first honors in the
horseback riding divisibn, with
Larry Wilbanks second and June
Killed .. ?2
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