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I> Haywood Methodist
rches Assigned New
tors By Conference j
IEFNER of Lin
n named pastor
ins Rev. W. H.
s to Asheboro.
Lincoln C ounty
m Knoxville was
lay morning at
i youths stopped
an in the valley
"pawn" a jack
ndant called the
id officers came
id arrested the
i charge of auto
learned the ve
in Knoxville at
as Frank Hend
Billy Ellis, 15,
. who were driv
ed over to Knox
Hawkins. 51, of
ly injured in a
of two autos in
y night about 8
Police said Mrs.
on arrival at an
I and her hus
? Franklin Haw
and Mrs. Thur
t Memorial Mis
t's. Hawkins died
icussion and in
>d Hoad near the
' report young
">K his father's
sedan, north on
hen it met a
[riven south on
I Five Haywood County Methodist
?churches were assigned new pas
tors following the reading of min
isterial appointments yesterday at- |
ternoon at the close of the 16th '
annual Western North Carolina
Conference of the Methodist
Church in Asheville. The Rev. W. |
Jackson Huneycutt returns as |
superintendent of the Waynes- j
ville District and the Rev. Earl H.
Brendall returns as pastor of the
First Church at Waynesville. The
Rev. J. W. Fowler remains as j
superintendent of the Lake Juna
The Rev. C. G. Heffner comes
to Canton Central from the First
church at Lincolnton suceeding the
Rev. W. H. Groce, who goes to
the First church at Ashboro,
Mrs. M. B. Lee, former pastor
of the llazelwood Church will go
to Fines Creek succeeding the Rev.
J. D. Pyatt, who retired.
The Rev. W. H. Broome will
serve as pastor of the Haywood j
Circuit succeeding Dr. C. N. Clark,
retired. Mr. Broome has been pas
tor of the Pigeon Circuit, which
has been combined with the Hay
wood Circuit. ! ?
The Rev. L. E. Wiggins, retired, ?
supply, of Lake Junaluska. will go 1
1 to Hazelwood replacing the Rev.
! R. J. Hahn. who goes to the Snow
i Hill-lotla charge.
At Shady Grove the Rev. John
| P. Frazier, Jr. will be the new pas
! tor succeeding the Rev. J. H. Cole
i man who goes to Lafayette Street.
Shelby. Mr. Frazier comes from
Ministers returning to Haywood
County, in addition to Mr. Iluney-,
cutt, Mr. Brendall. and Mr. Fowl-!
er are: The Rev. L, B. George, j
Bethel; George C. Starr. Jr.. Clyde;
the Rev. A. R. Davis, Crabtree; j
the Rev. G. R. Barringer, Dell-'
wood: the Rev. D. A. Payne, Long's'
Chapel; the Rev. K. D. Crouse. ,
Morning Star; and the Rev. I. L.
Roberts. Canton, First. i
H. H. Boone
i Grid Contest
H. H. Boone, of 308 Smathers !
St., Waynesville, won the second
Mountaineer football contest last :
week with 10 correct guesses out
of 12. He will receive first-prize .
money of $15.
Two other persons ? Harry
Burnette of Route 2, Canton, and j
Linda Hollificld of 301 East St.. !
Waynesville?also missed only two
games but were further off on the |
combined score of the Waynesville- j
Murphy game than was Mr. Boone
Mr. Burnette was the runner-up.
Twenty-six entrants missed three i1
games, 39 missed four, and the re- j(
inainder missed five or more.
Clyde Lions Club
Hears District Head !
Lions District Governor Alton '
Broom of Asheville was the prin- ^
cipal speaker at a meeting of the f
Clyde Lions Club Friday night at
the Central Methodist Church on
the subject of "Lionism."
The club also discussed plans
for the opening of its annual ?
"White Cane Drive," which will be
launched this week.
rje Has First Supper
Benefit Of Band Fund :
? r,*400 was raised by
?iii?h't '11PTA at a suPPcr
H at the school ? to
? in!Urchase musical in
? d un'form? for a band
and was scry
ed by women of the PTA. J t
Roy McKinnish, chairman of the J'
PTA band committee, announced ((
that one supper will be held each
month for the band fund between 1
now and Christmas. No other funds
will be solicited.
The committee already has <
$1,000 in the bank from last yea is <
Canton-Bethel-Clyde United Fund.
This year the United Fund has '
tentative plans to allocate $2,000
to the Clyde band fund. ^
Other members of the Clyde ,
band committee are Crovcr J
Haynes, Mrs. Pauline Goodson,
and Carlton Corzine, secretary- (
Charles F. Isley, director of the |
Waynesville High School band re- ,
eently told the Clyde Lions Club ,
that approximately $5,000 would |
be needed for instruments and
uniforms to form a band at Clyde ]
High School. j
Clyde school officials hope to1 c
put a uniformed band on the field j I
' by the 1055 school year. I
m SUNNY 1
and warm today 1
^?^reulng cloudiness and
1 -viilc temperature
V the State Test Farm 1
? Ma*. Min. Prec.
? ...78 36 ? i
? 79 36 ?
? 80 38
SWEEPSTAKES WINNER of the Clyde Flower
Show is Mrs. Gordon fugle. This was Mrs.
Cagle's second consecutive victory of the Clyde
(See other pictures page 2 this section, page 5,
show. She also won the same honors at the
Waynesville show earlier this summer.
(I'hoto by John .Moore),
second section. Prize list pase two this section.
7,500 Attend All Phases
Of Big Pigeon Valley Fair
I Horse Show pictures, story on
page 6; prize Hist page 1, sec.2>
"One of the best yet," summed j
up the verdict on the Pigeon Val
ley Fair which closed Saturday j
after three action-packed days. M. j
j C. Nix, fair manager, pointed to
| the number of entries in the ex- j
hi bits and to the crowds visiting
not only the exhibits but the pet I
! show, the talent show, horse show 1
| and football game. An estimated 1
; 7500 persons saw the exhibits and j
Tonight at 7:30 o'clock the men |
] of Pigeon Valley will meet at j
1 Bethel School with fair officials i
to consider plans for a fair next j
About a thousand entries at-'
tracted the eye in the new build
i ing. the livestock pavilion and sur
rounding grounds. More than a
j hundred entries were received in
j the apple division alone, and more
! than 30() ill*' canned goods. An j
| estimated 500 persons were anius-1
! ed by the dogs, cats, squirrels,
turtles and other animals of the
I pet parade early Thursday. Dur
ing that day alone, some 3000 peo
i pie thronged the grounds to watch
the pet show, the judging of ex-j
hibits, and the cake walk, aero
batics, singing and string music j
of the talent show.
Friday's highlight was a football '
game between the Bethel Blue
Demons and the Sylva Golden
Hurricanes. The 21-13 final score
made the day even mar - perfect
for Pigeon Valley rooters.
Saturday's horse show drew over
50 entries, from a lead line class
for pre-school youngsters to an
old-timers class limited to those
over 55 years old. The show drew
about 750 spectators.
Aug. Park Travel
Hits Highest Peak I
August visitations to the Blue i
Ridge Parkway and the Great
Smoky Mountains t^ational Park, j
which converge in North Carolina.'
topped the million mark this year j
as they did in 1952 and 1953 and
reached their highest August at
tendance total to date: 1.230,522.1
August travel figures released by j
ttie National Park Service show
that 559.863 persons visited the
great Smokies, 159.456 more than
in August of last year; and 670,
659 visited the Parkway ? 1.035
more than in August, 1953.
Crabtree Cannery Now
Open Wednesday Only
Starting this week the Crabtree
jannery will be open on Wednes
days only, it has been announced
by Mrs. Rufus Silor. cannsry sup
ervisor. Previously the cannery
has been open Wednesday and Fri
Town officials and engineers
will formally inspect the new
$350,000 filtering plant and
water system, which was recent
The system was put into use
about ten days ago, after a
series of tests were made, and
several days spent on sterilizing
The new filtering plant is on
the Aliens Creek road.
The September term of Civil
(. ourt was adjourned this morning
because of the illness of the Hon.
Walter E. .Johnston. Jr.. presiding
judge. Cases not disposed of will
be continued until the next term of
Civil Court in January.
Judgments rendered this morn
ing and the latter part of last week
included the following:
Alfred Roveano vs. Railway Ex- j
press Agency. Inc.. plaintiff award- j
:d $335 and interest.
Thad Caldwell vs. Fred Winfield.;
Patricia Leming Gilliland vs. |
William R. Gilliland. divorce grant-1
Norris Transit Mix Concrete Co.
:s. T. Hunter YVorsham. Jr., plain
id' awarded $229.99 and costs.
S. Lee Howell vs. Annie Moody,
!?. D. Medford and wife, Pauline
Bedford, consent judgment that
\nnie Moody is the owner of a cor
ain tract of land and that plain
id recover $250 from Annie
Burrell T. Lee vs. Marian Wil
iams Lee, divorce granted.
Blanche Chambers Sutton vs.
Claude Sutton, divorce granted.
/Vpple Growers To Meet
Here Wednesday Night
Plans for the county's observance
H National Apple Week will be
nade at a meeting of the Smoky
Vlounlain Apple Growers Asso
?iction at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at
he courthouse, according to an an
louncemcnt by R. li. Boone, presi
The organization will also elect
Hunters need no reminder
that squirrel season opens Fri
day in Western North Carolina.
Accurate marksmen look for
uard to the good sport and good
meat that results from it. Many
a family is smacking its lips over
the prospect of a tasty dish of
squirrel and dumplings, or that
other favorite, squirrel harked
up with plenty of sweet potatoes.
Even those whose luck?or aim
?is not so good, are willing to
vise in the early dawn for a
tramp through the crisp autumn 1
woods ind a chance to match !
wits with the agile little tree- |
White Cane Sale |
By Lions Club
To Open Today
A While Cane sale and member
ship drive sponsored by Uie Way- j
nesville Lions Club opens official
ly today, to run through October
4. Proceeds from the drives will
lie used to further the organiza
tion's work witli the blind and
with the prevention of blindness.
Joe Tate, chairman of thp club's
Sight Conservation committee,
pointed out thai among the vari
ous services provided are provid
ing glasses, clothes, food, medical
and dental services, educational
and craft materials. White Cane
walking slicks, radius for old. shut
in blind, vibra-phones lor the deaf
blind, and a summer institute for
mothers of pro-school hiind chil
He stressed the fact that the
only criteria for the services of the
Slate Association for the Blind,
organized 20 years ago by the
Lions and others, are that there
is a need for help and thai there
is no other resource available. He
stated that helping the blind to
help themselves is the main ob
jectives of the organization.
Less Than 10 Haywood
Boys In Scout Program
Less than 10 per cent of the
boys in Haywood of Boy Scout age
ire in a troop. Louis Gates, dis
trict director said today, and he
pointed to the "lack of adult lead
ership" as the principle reason.
Scout officials estimate that
[here arc 3.400 boys in Haywood
of Scout age. with only 297 en
rolled in the 15 troops of the coun
Scout officials of the Pigeon
River District Haywood ? are
<eeking additional adult leaders in
order that the other 3,103 boys in
the county can have the advan
tages of Buy Seoul training.
Unless additional adults enter
actively into the work, there will
be even fewer boys to enjoy, and ,
benefit from the program, it was
pointed out by leaders.
As a means of getting addition
al leaders, the Scout offirials have
set Tuesday, October 5th, as a
meeting time at the court house
in an effort to get interested a- J
dults to participate in the program
The meeting on the 5th will be
a relationship conference in which I
officials will present the Seoul
program, and the duties of those
who are in charge of carrying out 1
C. W. Cunningham of Hender
sonville, Republican candidate for
Congress from the, 12th Congres
sional District, will address a meet
ing of Haywood County Republi
cans at the court bouse Tuesday at
In making the announcement, El
mer Miller, chairman, Haywood
Republican executive committee,
said all precinct and party work
ers and the public are invited to
Open House New WTHS Unit
Now Set For 7;30 Thursday
Tuesday Due To
Death Of J. Tom
(See pictures second section)
Open house at the new
Waynesville Township High
School building has been post- |
poned until Thursday because '
of the death last night of Tom
heather wood, member of the ;
board of Education and until
recently its chairman. Officials
made the change this morning
out of respect to Mr. heather
Township Superintendent M.
II. Bowles said this morning that
the program originally planned
for Tuesday evening will be car- i
ried out Thursday night from
7:30 to 10 o'clock.
Parents of Waynesville Township
High School students, as well as
other county residents who have
followed with keen interest the
progress of the school's new voca
tional ami physical education
building will have an opportunity
Thursday evening to see for them
selves the sparkling new $400,000
plant. High school personnel will
be hosts at an open house then!
from 7:30 unlit 10 o'clock.
Faculty and student committees
have been named to take care of
the many details of the event, in
cluding refreshments, invitations,
the tour, serving, decoration, pub-]
licity, arrangements, planning.!
music and greeting.
Guests will enter the building
from the Brown Avenue side, see
ing first the entrance to the gym.
They are asked to use the front
entrance of the gym, which facet
the back of the old high school
Besides a booth for tiekel sales,
the entry contains three large glass
trophy cases, mirror-backed, each
with if-c ou'ti liohtinfT uvufotw ii.
display to best advantage the
school's many awards
A circuit of the gym will follow!
with glimpses into the spotless
new locker rooms. The gym will
seat 1500 spectators at the winter
Through the gym the tour will!
continue through the wing of spa- j
cious. well-lighted classrooms In
cluded are rooms for typing, short
hand and other office skills, a home \
economics department containing!
complete sewing, cooking and serv- ]
ing equipment, a room filled with j
desks engineered for mechanical
drawing and a woodworking shop.
Downstains the building takes
advantage of the sloping ground to
have a daylight-illuminated labora
tory for electronics and will event
ually have a shop for automotive
Hack upstairs is a range of sci
ence classrooms and laboratories.
General science, health education,
biology, chemistry and physics are
provided for. Equipment is ade
quate for students to perform
their own experiments, and am
ple space is provided for storage.
The handsome large cafeteria
will be the last stop on the tour.
Refreshments will be served there,
and guests wilt note the unusual
color scheme, comprising the
tones of dawn to dusk, as well as
the battery of up-to-date kitchen
equipment. The room can seat
some 500 persons. Soft recorded
music will be played throughout
The committes working to make 1
(See High School?Pa(r 6)
Last Rites Set Wednesday
For J. Tom Leather wood
.1 Tom L,eat hcrwood, 35. of
Clyde, member of the Haywood
County Hoard of Education, died
Sunday at 6 p.m. in the North
Carolina Memorial Hospital at
Chapel Hill He had undergone
surgery for a heart ailment on
Leatherwood served as chair
man of the Board of Education
until a few weeks ago when he re
signed on account of his health.
He remained as a member of the
He was employed in the account
ing department of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company at Can
ton and was secretary-treasurer of
the Clyde Building and Loan. He
was a Scottish Rite Mason and was
a member of the First Baptist
Church at Clyde and the Clyde
He was active in political af
fairs of the county and was a mem
ber of the State Democratic Ex
A native of Haywood County,
Leatherwood was bom January 4.
1919, the son of Mrs. Mattie
Leatherwood of Clyde and the late
Tom Leatherwood. He was educat
ed in the Clyde schools and
Cecil's Business College. Asheville.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Clyde
Baptist Church with the pastor,
the Rev. J. tJ. Goodwin, Jr., of
ficiating, assisted by the Rev.
George Starr, pastor of the Clyde
Methodist Church. Interment will
be in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, i
Active pallbearers will be mem
bers of the accounting department
j of the Champion Paper and
I Fibre Company ?
| Honorary pallbearers Will be
i members of the board of deacons
I of the Clyde Baptist Church,
members of the Haywood County
Board of Education. Dr. Roy II.
Moore, Lawrence Leatherwood.
and the Rev. Grady Barringer.
Flower bearers will be members
| of the Bertha Fitzgerald Bible
Class of Ihe Clyde Baptist
? Church and members of the Wo
man's Society of Christian, Ser
I vice of Ihe Elizabeth Chapel Mcth
| odist Church.
The body was expected to arrive
this afternoon, it will be taken to
I the home to remain until thirty
minutes prior to the service when
it will lie in state at the church.
Surviving are the wife, the form
er Miss Wilda Jackson; a son.
Stephen; the mother, and two sis
ters. Mrs Hugh Ratcliffe of Rat
cliffe Cove and Miss Emelyn
I Leatherwood of Clyde.
Arrangements are under the di
rection of Crawford Funeral
The Wayncsville Lions Club ap
proved in principle the driver
training program in the high
schools at its meeting Thursday
night and referred it to the Safety
committee for further investiga
Guest speaker was Carroll
Angel, field representative of the
State Highway Safety Division,
who showed a film titled "Guilty."
Mr. Angel was introduced by Cpl.
Pritrhard Smith of the Highway
Joe ("line, president of the
Lions Club, presided over the
J. TOM LEATHERWOOD, mem
ber of the county board of edu
cation, and former chairman,
died Sunday in a Winston-Salem
Sixty-two Haywood County men
were assigned draft classifications
by the Selective Service Board 45
at its meeting Friday at the court
house. They were
Class 1-A (available for induc
? Haul Met*jn Hanson,
James C. MoClure. Thomas Col
son Newman, Eugene Arringlon,
Billy Odell Conard. Robert San
ford, Thad Way Crawford, Alvin
Clyde McFalls. Roy Wayne Pope,
Earl Leon Norris, Dewey Leander
Liner. Jr , George Thomas H61
combe, Roy Lee HolcombC. James
Robert Williamson, Frank Davis
Medford, Frank Edson Jaynes.
Class 1-C (enlisted) ? Howard
C. Mdntyrc, James N. HaneV,
Ralph Washington Pressley, Wil
liam Edwin Moss, Jimmy Wayne
Howell, Neal Teague, William Mor
ris Broyles, Charles Edmund
Aycrs, Kenneth Varo McClure
Class 1-C (inducted>?Lawrence
Thomas Davis, Hichard Radford
Guy, John Samuel Pardue, Jr .
James David McJunkin, Ernest
Wayne Pressley, Walter Robertson
Taliaferro, Luther Wallace Shaw,
Robert Eugene Fore. Kenneth Al
vin Jones, James Sydney Woods,
Harrison William C a 1 d w e 1 I,
Charles Alvin Mease, David Hugh
Tate, Jackie Kenneth Moody, Ray
mond Ellc Rathbone, Otis Lion
(See Draft Board?Page 5)
At Fines Creek
A Fines Creek youth was hos
pitalized Saturday night when the
car in which he was riding ran olt
the pavement and strui'k a hank
in the yard of Mark Ferguson at
Jack Lowe was admitted to the
Haywood County Hospital with a
rose injury and lacerations of the
head. The driver of the car, Clyde
Smith, was released after receiv
ing first aid at the hospital for an
Smith was charged with driving
under the influence of alcohol by
Cpl. Pritchard If. Smith of the
State Highway Patrol, who investi
gated the accident.
Smith's car, a 1941 Chevrolet,
was termed "a total loss."
, Record For
(Tbta Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway PatroL)
Alcoholics Anonymous Unit
May Be Established Here
The possibility of cstabliahing [
an Alcoholics Anonymous group in
Waynosville Is now under consid
eration, The Mountaineer was in
formed last week.
Organisation of a group depcrtds
on the response of the public ?
both from alcoholics and from non
alcoholics who may be asked to
assist in the program, it was dis
According to published mater
ial of the organization, "Alcoholics
Anonymous is a fellowship of men
and women who share their ex
perience, strength and hope with
each other that they may solve
their common problem and help
others to recover from alcoholism.
"The only requirements for
membership Is an honest desire to
stop drinking. AA has no dues or
fees. It is nqt allied with any sect,
denomination, politics, organi/a
tion or institution; does not wish
to engage in any controversy,
neither endorses nor opposes any
causes. Our primary purpose is
to stay sober and help other al
coholics to achieve sobriety."
Several pastors in Haywood
County have been contacted and
were asked to mention the possible
formation of an AA group. Law
enforcement officials also have
North Carolina is presently rec
ognized as one of the leaders in
the United States in its alcoholic
hehabilitation work. The state
group maintains an excellent re
habilitation Venter at Camp But
ner, and publishes a bi-monthly
journal on alcohol and alcoholism
as well as several other pamphlets.
The nearest Alcoholics Anony
mous group to Waynesvllle is the
tSce Alcoholic*?Pag* ft)