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( To Sponsor Tobacco Festival
Home Demonstration Exhibit
Armory November 16 and 17
The Community Development
: Program will take over the spon
1 soishtp of this year's Tobacco Fes
tival and Home Demonstration Ex
hibition. slated to be held on No
vember 16 and 17. The organiza
tion is offering prize money total
A feature ol the fete which will
be resumed this year is the beauty
lontest which was omitted last
A special program Tuesday. No
\ ember 16. in the Court Room, will
I see not only the crowning of the
beauty queen, but the awards to
county winners of the 1954 Com
munity Development Program con- ,
test. There will also be a guest
speaker. Members of the various
communities, home demonstration
clubs and 4-H clubs will also par
ticipate in the program.
The tobacco and home demon
stration exhibits will be at the
Waynesville Armory, where they
I will be judged on the morning of
.November 16. The show will be;
| open to the public immediately fol
lowing the judging on November J
16 and all day November 17. Win
ners in this exhibition will share in
the $500 offered by the C'DP orga
I The beauty contest will be limit
ed to single girls in senior high
school. One candidate will be
sponsored by each community,
i Entrants will be dressed as far
merettes in cotton frocks.
The prize money contributed by
the CDP will come from the funds
: raised bv the sale of advertise- !
ments in the farm map directory
? . 1
3.3 To Be Examined;
30 Will Be Inducted
Thirty-three Haywood County
men left by bus this morning fori
Knoxvilie for armed forces pre-in
duction examination, it was an- j
nounced by Selective Service Board <
Thirty more will leave tomorrow
morning at 9:30 for induction, the !
Highlanders To Meet
The Haywood County Highland
err. will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m.
at the courthouse. The announce
ment was made by L. E. DeVous,
Farm Bureau Drive
Results Being Compiled
"A lo1 of interest is being j
shown." according to Mrs. Carl
Medford, in the Farm Bureau mem
bership drive which got under way
Friday. No figures are yet avail
able on the number of members
who have joined, she said, as work
ers are still busy compiling their
results. Mrs. Medford is secretary
of the county Bureau.
Legion Meeting Set
Millard Penland of West Ashe
ville, district commander of the
American Legion, will be the prin
cipal speaker at a meeting of the
Waynesville American Legion Post
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according
to post commander J. H. Howell.
H. R. RIEGG, right, receives a silver bowl as winner of the
Hues in the flower show, "Indian Summer". Making the
Hlion is Mrs. Irving Leatherwood, general chairman of
Hv. (Mountaineer Photo).
iSee story on page eight)
Iistration Books Open
November 2 Elections
Books are now open for registra
tion in Haywood County for the
November 2 general elections, it
was announce^ today by Chairman
G. Svers, John Carver and
Charlie Hawkins ol' the County
Board of Elections.
Registrars will be at the polling
place in each precinct from 9 a.m.
until sunset on Saturday, October
16 and Saturday, October 23.
Registration may also be made
with the registrars wherever they
may be at any t'me before sunset
on October 23.
Challenge Day will be Saturday. [
October 30, from 9 a.m. until 31
Provision has been made for ab-'
sentee voting by any qualified vot
er who expects to be out of the
county or who because of sickness
ar other physical disability will be
unable to travel to the voting
Such absentee voters may apply
in person, or by their husband or
wife, brother or sister or parent or
child, or by mail in writing to the
Chairman of the County Board of
Elections for sin official ballot,
rhis application must be made at
least two days before the election,
except when the voter unexpected
ly becomes too ill or too badly in
jured to be able to go to the polls. J
The annual fund raising drive to
support the activities of Girl Scouts
11 the Waynesville area opened
his morning under the direction
)f the Lions Club, local sponsors
>f Girl Scouting.
The quota for this community is
12.435, which represents half of the
>4,870 quota for Haywood County.
I'he county is one of seven in the
'isgah Girl Scout Council which
las a total goal of $23,195.
Jerry Rogers is chairman of the
iroject far the Lions and will be
issisted in the campaign by Herb
Yngel, Charlie YVoodard, Francis
Uassie, M. R Whisenhunt, Harry |
iViiisenhunt, Henry Davis, Paul i
Javis, Charlie Balentine, Lee |
Javis, and L. L. Lyda.
YVorking with the Lions will be I
klrs. Aaron Prevost. district chair
nan of Girl Scouts, and troop
eaders as follows: Mrs. J. D.
??niith. Mrs. Jack Smith. Mrs. Char
ie McCall, Mrs. Larry YV'alker. Mrs.
-larenCe Dunn, Miss Mary Sue
Crocker, Miss Peggy Pletnmons,
Hin. Joht^ Terrell. Miss Lane Pre
ost. Mrs. Tommy Hooper. Mrs
fobert Donnelly, Mrs. Paul Mc
Mrs. Heinz Rollman. Mrs. George
>Ve*t, Mrs. Katherine Duval! Mrs.
1. C. Navy. Mrs. Jonathan YV'oody.
it's. Ben Bridges. Mrs. Wayne
JietSt, Mrs. Henry Gaddy. Mrs.
Hirtha Chambers. Mrs. Walter
Yaermann. Miss Barbara Cabe, |
iliss Bette Hannah, and Miss
^Mtori are now "being
H the census of agricul
^?i will be completed be
??fmber 1 and the middle
Carson Clark, crew ;
H announced that an apti- i
?will be given and inter
? in the Commissioners' i
? the Court House on ,
Hit 10 a m
H who enjoy meeting i
Hd who can write legibly <
B for the jobs, which are ?
Hwork basis plus mileage. 1
Hi numerators are needed. 1
H planned that each one 1
H in the section of the |
Bh which he is familiar, j '
He a three-day training j
Bin starts October 26. the | '
Hbcinns on November 1. ,
Hquire from three to five i
Hpcnding on density of ^
B in different areas.
Hal information may be i
H'rom Mr Clark at his
HRoute 3. Canton, or by
B* him at Canton 4463.
?"<1 means oi perfecting 1
B*lde GOP organization |
VMN< at 7:30 p.m. P
B a meeting of Haywood '
?^publicans at Bethel .
? has been announced by j
?per, county chairman. ,
B Ml Republican candi- j
B,d attend the meeting. '? j
Bp be an organizational I
Bather than a rally, lb' ,
? WARMER |i
Wither ? Ptrtly cloudy 1
warm today andl'
B *"?ynesville tempera- y
?""ted by ? he BUM Tcstjl
Max. Min. Pr.11
? . 71 SO .03 1
? OR 30 1
? 74 42 1
? .... BO 43 C
MISS MARGIERITE KISS,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Curtis Kuss. has been seleeted to
represent the Waynesville High
School and the Dorcas Bell Love
Chapter, Daughters of the Am
erican Revolution, in the annual
flood Citizenship Contest, spon
sored bv the North Carolina So
Is Chosen As
Miss Marguerite iiuss, a member
of the senior class, has been chos
en bv the faculty and students
the Wavnesville Township High
School as the Good Citizen to rep
resent the school and the Dorcas
Bell Love Chapter. Daughters of
the American Revolution in the
annual Good Citizenship Contest
sponsored by the State Society of
Announcement of the selection
of Miss Russ was made by Mrs. J.
VV. Killian. good citezenship chair
man of the Dorcas Bell Love Chapt
A "good citizen" is chosen each
Near from the girls of the senior
class of the Waynesville High
School. The selection is based on
qualities of dependability, service,
leadership and patriotism.
As the recipient ol the honor.
Miss Russ will compile a scrap
book showing her activities during
her four years in high school The
book will then be entered in a
contest with books made by gifls
representing other DAR chapters
throughout the slate.
Miss Russ is the daughter of Mr
and Mrs. VV. Curtis Russ. She holds
a high scholastic rank in the top
five percent of her class and par
ticipates in a number of school ac
She has been one of the first
clarinetists with the high school
concert band for four years and
played two years with the military
band. She has played in the sym
phony orchestra since its organi
zation three years ago.
She represented the school ill
the all-district band clinic at Cul
lowhee last year and has partici
pated on two occasions in the state
Wide contests for small ensembles
held annually at Davidson College.
Her music scrapbook was entered
in the Field Day at Western Caro
lina College in 1950.
During the past four summers
Miss Russ attended Transylvania
Music Camp and devoted extra
hours to the study of the clarinet.
She was a member of the camp
band each summer and also played
in the Transylvania Symphony Or
fiiestra. which gave concerts for
network coast-to-coast radio broad
Misfr Russ was co-editor of the
Local Yokel, high school news
paper published by the junior class,
and is now co-editor of the school
(See Marguerite Russ?I'age Hi
Buckets And Garden Hose
Quench Bethel Church Fire
Sunday morning it the Bethel
Presbyterian Church, Henry Hope,
Jr., of Atlanta, a student pastor at
the ehurrh. was preparing to de
liver a sermon entitled "Fire
A short time later, Mr. Hope
joined churchgoers of the congre
gation in fighting a fire ignited by
sparks from the chimney flue.
Using a bucket brigade and sev
eral sections of common garden
hose, the church members succeed
ed in bringing the fire under con
trol by the time that firemen
from Waynesville and Canton ar
rived on the scene. The hose was
connected up in the agricultural
building at Bethel High School.
The Bethel Presbyterians were
joined in their fire-fighting efforts
by Baptists and Methodists who
saw the smoke and rushed to aid
their neighbors Afterwards both
the Baptists and Methodists invited
the Presbyterians to use their j
churches for services vesterdav I
morning, but the latter aeciinett
the invitation with thanks and wor
shipped in their own sanctuary.
Damage to rafters in the attic
and the roof was estimated at $500
by Clifton Terrell, one of the
church elders. The church voted
recently to put a new roof on their
building and also planned to renew
their insurance which was to ex
pire later this month. One of the
oldest churches in this area, the
Bethel Presbyterian Church was
founded in 1834.
The Rev. Archie C. Graham of
Hazclwood, pastor of the church,
praised the efforts of the amateur
fire fighters and udded that his
own church members and those
from the Baptist and Methodist
churches as well were "exception
He also thanked the Wayncaville
and Canton fire departments for
their prompt response to the
IWaynesville's Modern Filtering
Plant Open For Inspection 13th
upen House bet
Afternoon, 2 to 5
I Plenty of water lias gone over
' the dam since ihe day last year
that Waynesville voters approved
a bond issue for expansion of the
water system and that's Rood.
The particular dam in question
is tm Aliens Creek, just above the
new filter plant Although every
body agrees that this summer has
bcetn unusually dry. although head
lines from other tow ns read. "Town
Reports Water Crisis is Continu
ing." and "City Aets to Get More
Water ." tile Waynesville system
installed as the result of that
bond issue is furnishing so much
water that even after all needs are
supplied, there is still water flow
ing over the lop of the dam which
?serves the filter plant
The system is supplying a little
less than 1.300.000 gallons of water
a day to the area served by the
Waynesville watershed. It eould
just as easily lurnish 2.000.000 gal
' The filter plant is housed in a
three-story briek building slightly
downstream from its dam. The top
floor is used for storage, but the
first and second floors are filled
with a multitude of pipes, tanks
and pumps which convert the raw
? water of Aliens Creek into the
sparkling, crystal-clear and pure
' water which is one of the town's
(big selling points.
| Gravity alone sends dam water
I through a big pipe into the- build
; ing for the first phase of its troat
j ment. Pressure is so great that a
hydraulic valve is necessary to
keep it from spouting up like a
: gey ser.
The water rushes up the pipe
to the second level, where it enters
three troughs, each 80 feet long
(Continued on I'age 1. See, 2)
I Two Meets
Set By New
A A Chapter
!"? As the result of what was de
j .scribed as a "successful meeting"
1 of a proposed Alcoholics Anony
j mous chapter Thursday night in
| the Parish Mouse of Grace Fpis
I copal Church, plans have been
made for a similar meeting next
| Thursday, followed by a count.v
i wide mass meeting .it the Court
Mouse on October 21.
The meeting this coming Thurs
day will be held as was the first, at
8 p.m. at the Parish House of the
Episcopal Church. Plans will be!
discussed for the meet the follow
ing week Persons who have alco
holic problems, and especially
! members of other AA groups, are
j invited to attend both meetings
At the October 21 meeting in
the Court Room members of AA'
I groups from Charlotte. Greenville.!
I S. C., Hendcrsonvillo and Asheville
' will be among the speakers.
The movement to organize a lo
cal chapter of AA is being backed
by law enforcement agencies, the j
welfare department. The Waynes-,
\ ille Mountaineer. Station WHCC.;
the North Carolina Alcoholic Re-i
habituation Center, and the pastors
of as many Waynesvillc and Hazel- [
wood churches as have so far been
Persons interested in the move-!
! irient may write Bo* 454. Hazel-;
j wood. In an emergency they are j
I asked to telephone GL 6-6313 and '
j ask for the AA member.
Hoy Moody of Hazelwood won
ITIie Mountaineer's fourth weekly
football contest with correct guess- i
; es on nine out of twelve games and
a combined total score of 41 points,
!on thu Wayhesville-Ilendersonville 1
Runner-up was Frank Pot eat of
Clyde who also only missed th^ce.
' but was further off on the Moun
Fleven persons missed four pre
dictions while the balance missed [
five or more.
The extent of the season's big up
: ct at Hendersonville was shown
oy the fart that not a single entrant
in The Mountaineer's grid contest
? last week picked the Real cats 10]
' w ui.
"OPEN HOUSE" of this modern 3-story brick
iilterinK plant will be staijed Wednesday after
noon. The puhlie is invited to attend, and see
the latest in scientific and engineering equipment
tor water plants. (See editorial).
Mountaineer Crowded At
Open House Thursday
Several hundred person*
thronged the plant of The Moun
.aincor Thursday night for a first
hand acquaintance.- with the multi
tude of operations that go into
making up their newspaper.
Of most interest to most people
seemed to be the 12-1 on pres.*
urnlrtg out 53 papers a minute, the
'iniftypes setting each visitor's
name in type as a souvenir, and
the photo-electric engraver repro
ducing a photograph with the aid
of a beam of light and a red-hot
Early arrivals had a snail's eye
vic.W of proceedings, as the arrival
of over a hundred guests during
the first hour swamped The Moun
Guests had a brief lesson in news
and headline writing and a look
at the work of circulation, adver
tising and bookkeeping depart
ment* before they saw the photo
graphic equipment, composing
room, job printing department
press and other phases of the
paper's operation. Refreshment*
were served* on a new .sprint-cov
ered table as visitors watched the
jay's papers come off the press
About 75 persons had an extra
iltraetion as they happened to tie
present in the room when i) bc
?.?atne necessary to put another half
am roll of newsprint on the pre**
Itallots for the annual election
)f ASC officers were mailed from
lie county office Thursday and
?hould now be in the possession
>f Haywood farmers, according to
V W. Ferguson, ASC manager.
Farmers are urged to mark and
cturn their ballots immediately,
iallots returned by mail must be
mstmarked not later than ()ctot>ei
15 or brought to the ASC office in
he courthouse by noon. October
All persons are eligible to vote
n the elections who have an in- j
crest as owner, operator, tenant,
ir sharecropper on a farm parti
?ipating or eligible to participate
n any program administered dur
ng the calendar year through the
VSC county office.
Those eligible to vote who fail
o receive ballots can pick them up
it the ASC office, Mr, Ferguson
Community committeemen elec- 1
ed will meet later at a county'
(invention to choose the ASC
Twenty-seven men landed in the
ounty jail during the weekend on
barges of being Intoxicated. Sher
If Fred Campbell reported today.
Twenty-two were escorted to the
lastilie Saturday night, and anoth
r five on Sunday the sheriff said
We Deeply Regret
that stunt! of the visitors coming to Tile Mountaineer
office to "open house" last Thursday night hud to wait to get
through or were even unable to get into the office tragi the
So many people attended (hat there were some who
might have been inconvenienced, and for that wt are sorry.
Those who did not even get inside the plant, are in
vited to call by and make arrangements for making the same
tour later. We know that many members of the Lions Club tail
ed to get near the front door, due to the large crowds waiting
In line In get through.
We were happy to have had everyone, and will Ik- glad
to arrange a: tour of the entire three floors of the plant for any
group at a later date.
The Staff and Publishers.
Roadblock Here Nets
An Escaped Convict
A roadblock sot u|> jointly by
Waynesville police and the State
Highway Patrol last niuht netted]
an escaped convict front (lie Macon
Count) prison camp near Franklin.
Getting a till that the escapee
Cecil l.ovcdahl, 2H ? was driving ]
a Kaiser passenger car with Ten-i
?nessec license plates. Cpl. I'ritch
ard Smith ot the patrol spotted the
car heading east on the Halsam
road and radioed ahead to Waynes
Several patrolmen including
Hay Whither Coleman Swanger
and Ed Robinson ? sel up the
roadblock on South Main St. near
Hay's Flower Shop. When halted !
by the officers, the fugitive offer-(
ed no resistance.
The Wayne,sville policemen were
assisted at the roadblock by Chief
ol Police Ro> Stephens of Hazel- i
wood and State Patrolman W. H '
Lovi'dalit, a native of Jackson
County, is serving a life term for
the murder of a mail carrier, lie,
escaped one other tinie from the 1
state prison at Raleigh by hiding i
in a trash truck leaving the insti- I
tution. He was recaptured later in [
New York City. His latest flight |
was made Thursday from the
Macon prison camp. The stolen
auto was from Knoxville, it was ,
Library To Show
Films For Adults
The first showing of library ]
Itlms for adults will be held Tues
day ut 1030 a.m. in the library. ]
The films will he shown under the
direction of Mrs Hoyd Owen, vol-,
notary library worker.
The films, which are all avail
able for Industry, clubs, churclies.
or schools, are "Holland." "Plant
Oddities " "Rome. The City Eter-1
nal." Mexico Valley," ' Canoe j
Country " and "Slraiwe Country "
Telephone service between Way
nesville and Canton was interrupt
ed between sometime Wednevla
evening and 1 p.m. Friday when
someone shot a .22 bullet throe l'Ii
a telephone cable bark of the ceme
tery at Clyde and cut 72 of the lo t
wires which composed it
C. T. McCuiston. Southern Re.ll
manager, expressed relief that no
large fire or other serious emer
gency had arisen during that lime,
as even ordinary calls had to lie
handled on an emergency basis
Telephone repairmen located the
damage early Thursday morning
and three men worked until I p.m.
Friday to restore service. The men
found two spent shells about 20
feet from the cable.
Last year saw three cases oi such
wilful interruption to subscribers'
Killed . 3
(This Information com- .
plied from Records of
blale Highway ralroL)