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|?~1 The Waynesyille Mountaineer E?
? . Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ^
NoT82 22 PAGES Associated Press * WAYNESVILLE. N. ( THIKSDAY AFTERNOON OCT. It. 1954 ~ $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Ba has had less than one
Bird inches of rain since
Br first, according to a
? of the official records to
Bported by the State Test j
B uas rather "wet" with
B, of iam recorded on 16
? days. The heaviest of .72
Bh on the 28th.
Bhor had but two days with
? 21>t and the 22nd. for a j
Bin of in anch. The rain
Bllv divided on the two
Bother 28 days of Septem
B is starting out a little
Ban September but only j
?the .79 of an inch which ;
Blober first. On four other |
Bctober the total has been
? inch, or an average for
?a,r.> of .03 of an inch per
B>e lour days. As of today
B had been .93 of an inch
Bcordcd in October.
Brings and wells through
Bounty are reported dry.
Bis are even reported low
B instances than last fall,
B termed the worst dry
i For Mass
ing Oct. 21
or a county-wide mass
f Alcoholics Anonymous
and prospective members
icussed tonight at 8 p.m.
ing at the parish house
ar meeting was held at i
house last Thursday. i
October 21 meeting at
tod Courthouse, members j
groups from Charlotte.
!, S. C.. Hendersonville
rille will be among the
vement to organize a .lo
ir of AA is being backed
nforcement agencies, the
epartment, The Waynes
wtaineer, Station WHCC.
i Carolina Alcoholic Re
in Center, and the pastors
Waynesville and Hazel
interested in the move
! write Box 454. Hazel
Boone Council of the Boy
igeon River District, will
Itilar meeting at 7:30 p.m.
it the llazeluood Presby
nouncement was made by
lolph, a council executive.
lectors Of C. of C. To
Named Early December
mating committee was
ifsday nmht to prepare
nual election of the board
ars of the Chamber of
s 'Jotin Johnson, presi
d thai plans be made to
(lection prior to I)ecem
in order that the new
meet and elect offi
1955 at the December
romittee is composed ol
tairtnan. Joe Cline,
Ptowitch, James Kilpat
fectors discussed promo
tional material for next year, ana
a committee composed of Pitt Me-!
Carroll. Ken Fry. and Hye Shep-1
towilch, was named to bring recom
mendations to the November meet
Charles Kay reported that an in
vitation had been extended the
board of directors of the Carolina
Motor Club to hold their annual,
fall meeting here next >car. He
said there are 30 members of the ,
board, and that the wives are al
ways invited to attend. As a mem
ber of the board, he said the "re
action to the invitation was en-j
? ? "V ^ I
?cloudy and warm, with
^^??4 ol a iew scattered
? *?>nesvillc temperature
W** *>\ the State Test
Max. Min., Pr.
I 83 44
I 80 48
I 83 60 M
WAYNKSVII.I.F.'S NEW STREET WASHER will be put into use
Friday morning. The modern. $(>..>00 unit has J lank which holds
1,2011 gallons, and flushes the streets from four sprays with 180
pounds pressure. Each spray has a separate control. The unit is
also equipped with a special suction hose which can pump water
from a creek, and be used for lire futhting. Shown with the new
unit, in front of the town hall, left. Henry Gaddy, alderman, and
G. C. Ferguson, town manager. (Mountaineer Photo).
Southern "s Officials
Using Passenger Train
A long Murphy Branch
Citizens along the Murphy
)ranch of the Sotuhern Railway
lave bene startled for the past few- !?
lays in seeing a 5-cai; passenger j
rain pass back and forth.
No, passenger services has not j
The train passengers are officials I
)f the Southern Railway system. |
aking a 3-week schooling at the i
Mmond Camp, on Kontuna, of B.!
(V. Brosman. vice president of the
Each day. officials are carried
Tom the Almond camp to a point ,
jeyond Ashevllle to view a recent
y designed machine at work be
ween Black Moui >lr." and Oiti
The group will leave today, and
inless something unforeseen takes
jlace. the Murphy Blanch will be
w ithout another passenger train !
Jdtil the camp opens again, per
laps next fall.
Ray Ellis was installed as presi
dent of the Waynesville Toast
masters Club at ?a "Ladies Night"
program at Mount Valley Inn
Also installed were:
Dick Bradley, vice president; M.
T. Bridges secretary-treasurer;
Raj I'lcincss. educational chair
man. and Robert Hall, sergeant-af
Perry Weaver of Asheville, area
governor of Toast masters, served
as installing officer. Cliff Harrell,
charter president, presided at the
A program conducted included
a number of extemporaneous talks
and prepared five-minute speeches.
(See loastmasters?Page Hi
To Address Two
Groups On Friday
Lt. H. C. Johnson, of the State
Highway patrol, will make two ad
dresses here Friday, on highway
At 8:45 lie will address the stu
dent body of Waynesville high
school, and at one o'clock he will
address the Rotary Club.
The four Haywood members of
the patrol, together with Sheriff
Fred Campbell, and Chief Orville
Noland. will be guests of the club
REV. M. R. WILLIAMSON i
Charlotte Church ?
To Fill Pulpit 1
An Associated Press dispatch
from Charlotte said the Tenth
Avenue Presbyterian church had
called the Rev. M. R. Williamson. I
pastor of the WayncsviJIc Presby-1
terian church to be its minister. I 1
Rev. Mr. Williamson said upon
leaving for a men's church conven
tion in New Orleans, that he would
not be back until Monday, and that
he had received the call. He also j
said that no action will be taken j
until a church session meelinuj
scheduled for Sunday, October 24 (
A. R. Pegram, chairman of the
pulpit committee of the Charlotte j
(See Williamson?Page 8>
Western Carolina College's
Growth Told By Dr. Reid
Western Carolina College at Cul
lowhee is now enjoying the largest
enrollment in its history 8(12,
President Paul A. Reid of the col
lege told the Waynesville Kiwani*
Club at a meeting Tuesdav night
The institution is also in the
midst of a major building program.
Dr. Reid added.
The WCC head told the Klwani
ans that the college's enrollment
this year Is up 18 per cent from!
1933. and has shown an increase j
of 67 per cent in the past three)
Although encouraging. this
stcarlv gain in enrollment has con
fronted Western Carolina College
with acute problems of housing
and feeding on the campus. Dr.
"The situation for men is ex
tremely critical: we don't know
how many prospective students we
have lost because of being filled
To accommodate more men on
the campus, the college will ask
the North Carolina General As
(See Western College?Page Hi
For Fire Fighting
The latest equipment in Wa.Vncs
ville's vehicle fleet '* a modern j
street washer. The new unit was
brought in from the factory at Ore-!
gon, 111., by J. Turner, lire truck
driver this week.
The equipment will be used for
the first time in washing the streets |
Added equipment on the unit
includes connections for fire hose, j
The pump has a large suction hose !
which pulls water from a river or
creek and sends it out under high
The old street washer was traded j
in for SI.100 on the new unit, I
which means the modern equip
ment cost about $5,500.
Town officials believe the new
machine will prove to be a good in
vestment. especially since it can be
used as an auxiliary piece of fire
29 Haywood 1
F or Induction
Twenty-nine Haywood Counts !
men left here Tuesday tor Knox
ville and induction into the armed
forces, Thev were.
Joseph Wade Osborne. Route 2.
Canton: Thomas Glen Gaddv. Way
nesville: Tommy Blankenship. Can
ton; Ervin Jack Rogers, Clyde;
Thad Way Crawford. Route 4, Way
nesville; James Robert Williamson,
Route 4. Waynesville; Samuel
Stewart Green, Route 3 Waynes
ville: James Roy Parton, Waynes
ville; George Thomas Holcoinbe.
Route 1, Canton; Reuben Wilburn
Adams. Lake Junaluska: Eddie Rav ,
Caldwwll, Route 2, Waynesville;
Jerry Richard Rogers, Route 3.
Canton: Eugene Arrington. Route
4. Waynesville, Roy Lee Holcombe,
Route 1. Canton; R. O. Frady,
Route 4. Waynesville; James Edson
Jaynes, Route 4. Waynesville;
Frank Davis Medlord. Route 4,
Waynesville; Uillie Haywood
Cagle Route 2. Waynesville; Roy
Wayne Pope. Route 4. Waynesville;
Alvin Clyde McFalls, Route 1,
Canton: Wayne Charles Presnell,
Lake Junaluska; Jessie Church
well, Jr.. Route 1, Waynesville;
Robert Sanford, Route 4, Waynes
ville: Dalton Cullins. Waynesville;
Hilly Odell Conard, Route 1, Way
nesville; Earl Leon Norris, Route
3. Waynesville; William Fulton Os
borne. Clyde: Carroll Ceal Smith.
Route 1. Clyde; Albert Johnson
I McCracken, Jr. Route 4, Way
Thirty-three registrants were
sent to Knoxville Monday for pre
People who leave a trail of trash
on Western North Carolina's high
ways and byways will be the "tar
get" of "Anti-Litterbug Week" Oc
tober 17-23. to be observed by Hay
wood County garden clubs along
with others throughout the slate
and the nation.
"Litterbugs" also will lie one of
the major themes of a district gar- j
den club meeting to be held at the
First Methodist Church Thursday.
Next week local garden clubs
plan to distribute "litterbug" post-1
el's throughout the business section ;
and also a quantity ot automobile !
w indshield slickers. Talks at,
Waynesville olomentarv schools i
and th<' high school will be made
b> Mrs. Harry Lee Liner. Jr.
In charge of the "Anti-Litterbug" I
campaign will be Mrs. R. B.
Wright, general chairman of the
district She will Ik- assisted by a
committee made up of Mrs. Joe '
Stanolli. Mrs Liner. Mrs. Bill Mor
ris, Mrs. .1. L. Ldwards, and Mrs. I
H. 1. McKitlrick. - I
Concerning "litterbugs." an ar
ticle by William S Dnllorv in i re
cent issue of "Header's Digest" J
pointed out ill part:
"Civic groups are at work. The
National Council of State Garden
Clubs, with allied women's groups
including State Roadside Councils, |
is waging a national drive to nnd i
what q calls The Great American |
Di?grace The emblem of the drive \
is a cartoon of an ugh nug strew-]
ing trash, with the slogan: 'Don't |
Be a Litterbug". Seals bearing the
emblem are sold at cost for dis
play on auto bumpers. Posters have
been designed tor schools and
meeting places, and enameled met
al signs for parks, roadside rests
"If 'Keep America Beautiful'
plans are realized, the whole coun
try will blaze wilh appeals before
another year parses: anti-litter re
minders on cans, cut>s, bottles, car
Ions, and also in radio. TV. news
paper and magazine advertising.
"One scheme for ending roadside
litter was first proposed by the
garden clubs. II is to have every
motorist carry a 'litterbag' in the
car and use it as he would a waste
basket at home. Service-station at
tendants would empty it a< part of
"The proposed bag is square-bot
(See Litterhuu? Page 8)
Dr. Elmer Clark
Going To Meeting
In West Indies
IJr. Elmer T. Clark, o! Lake
JunaluBka, will attend sessions ot
j the Methodist Provincial Advisory
! Council of the British West Indies
| on October 1)1-27 in Autitfua. Dr.
Clark is secretary of the council.
He is one of the four American
members of the World Council to
attend. Others are Bishop Ivan
Lee Ilolt. of St. Louis. Mo., presi
dent of the world council: Edwin
L. Jones, Charlotte, treasurer, and
Rev. Dr. J. Manning I*>tts, Nash
ville, editor of "The Upper Room."
In addition to the islands of the
West Indies, where Methodism
dates from 1760 the Provincial
| Council includes churches in Hon
(See Dr. Clark?Page H>
CARSON CLARK, crew loader
lor the census of agriculture, is
in charge of training personnel
to work oh the farm census,
which begins Nov. I.
.Mr. Clark announced this
morning that another exam
would be given on Tuesday at !
10 a.m in the Commissioner's .
Room at the Court House as ad
ditional applicants are needed
for the survey jobs.
Election registrars will be at
pulling places in each precinct of
Haywood County froin 9 a.m. until
sunset Saturday to register voters
for the November 2 general elec
tions, according to the County
Board of Elections
The registrars will also be jit
their precinct posts next Saturday,
(.etober 23, from 9 a.in. until sun
set. During the week prospective
voters can be registered by con-1
tacting the registrars in their com
Challenge Day will be Saturday.
October 30. from 9 a.m. until 3
Provisioh has been made for ab
Ls.ntee voting by any qualified vot
er who expects to bo out of the
county or who because of sickness
<r other physical disability will be
enable to travel to the voting place
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 Connty Board of
Elections for an otTicial ballot.
This application must be made at 1
least two days before the election. !
except when the voter unexpected- |
ly becomes too ill or too badly in
jured to he able to go to the polls
Pint Of Blood
Albert Lowe joined the "Three
Gallon Club" at Canton Wednesday
by giving his 24th pint of blood
during a visit of the Bed Cross
filoodmobile at the Champion YM
Boy Pat ton also became a two
| gallon donor when he gave his 16th
Those becoming eligible for the
j Gallon Club membership were 11
] If. Franklin, Joe Ben Flynn. Mrs.
Paul Soesbee. Miss Mary Gillis,
1 Walter Cowart and W. L. Bickard.
The Bloodmobile's visit to the
! Paper City was sponsored by the
i Canton Homemakers Club. Assis
tance also was given in the opera
It ions by the Red Cross Gray Ladies.
KNJOYING A CI P OF COFFKK during the open
house held at the new Wayriesvllle nitration
plant Wednesday afternoon are Mayor J. If. Way
(center) and Fire Chief Felix Storall. Ilandini:
out the beverage in Police Chief Orville Noland,
who Is known here as an accomplished cook.
Several huiidird people inspected the modern
filtration facilities from 2 until 9 p.m. yesterday. S '
Bids On Health Center
To Be Opened Tomorrow
U. S. To Divide
Hiiis mi the new 11 ;?>wood Coun
ty health center wilt be opened
Friday in the commissioner# office,
according to C. C. Francis, chair
man ol' the county commissioners.
Fstimateil eost of the structure
is $58.363.50?with the federal gov-j
crnment to provide $25,679.50 of
that amount. The remainder will he
split between the state and the
counts with the latter expected to
contribute approximately $18,000
over a two-year period.
The new building will contain
at least 3.500 square feet with the
possibility of an additional 900
square feet if funds can be obtain- '
ed. Approval of the 900-foot addi
tion depends on the bids submit- .
ted here Friday. | J
The health center, to lie eon-j
strueted on Highw ay 19A-23 just j I
--outh of I. K. Sims property, will
include: I j
An assemb'v room to seat 40 per
sons i70 if the addition is aporov
edi. interview room, three treat- 1
ment rooms, health officer's room, ?
nurses" room, sanitarians' room, '
dental room, secretary's room, rec- '
ords room, bacteriogolical labors- '?
tory, X-ray room. photographic '
darkroom, storage room, and fur
nace room. 1
Architect for the building is 1
William Moore Weber of Raleigh. 1
specialist in designing health cen
ters in North Carolina.
Twenty-three men were given]
(trail classifications by Selective |
Service Board No. 45 at a meeting j
Tuesday. They were:
Class 1-A available for indue-)
tion) William McKiitley Gibson.
Jr., Wilfred Kinsland,
Class 1-C <enlisted? William
Hawley I'owell, Lloyd James Can
, non. Jr. Charles Eugene Moody.
Richard Michael Trantham. Carol
Class 1-C i reserve i ? James!
Hugh Bul ge s Thomas Massie Ray,
Lucius Everett Kuvkendall, Jack
Arvel Sayles. Ilerschel liuel Park- (
er, Jr ; James David Carver: Itob
I ert Cordell Evans, Jr., Hubert
Dewey Stepp: Wilburn Earl Mills |
Class :t-A (hardshipi G e o r g e j
Washington Coghurn; Ered Parton
Class 4-1) (ministerial student)? !
James A. Trantham
Class 4-K (.rejected) ? James
Wjehe. Jr.. Ben Jack Cagie. Clay
Class 5-A (over-age) ? Gene
OR. TOM STRINGFIELD
Dr. Thomas Stringfield. promi
nent retired physician, statesman
and businessman, died yesterday in
lis home on Walnut Street He
i;?d been in declining health for
several years and his condition be
ame critical last week.
"Dr. Tom." as he was affection
ately knowrt, was said to be Way1
aesville's oldest life-long resident
lie was born March 18. 1872. the
son of Col William Williams and
Maria Love Stringfield.
He retired in April. IfMfi after
17 years active practice of medi
cine and service in three Wars.
During the preparatory period of
his life, he played football at three
Colleges, the University of North
Carolina. Old Trinity, and Vauder
"the active years of his life were
devoted to professional, business
and political careers, for in addi
tion to the practice of medicine and
service in the army. Dr. Stringfield
engaged in business in Waynesvillc
and held several political offices
(See Dr. Strhucfirld?l*a?e HI
To Save Water
Although there is no present
suorluge of water in the Canton
aiea, residents there have been
asked by the mayor and aldermen
to conserve water in order to avoid
any future scarcity
The town officials at their meet
ing Tuesday agreed that water
iliould not be used for "unneces
sary" tilings, such as sprinkling
They explained that their appeal
also applies to residents of I lie
iteaverdain community, the new
Water Association in the West End,
a id other outlying areas.
'Nickels - For - Know - How'
Referendum Slated Friday
Haywood County voters will ?
again no to the polls tomorrow to
cast a vote in the "Nickels For i
Know-How" referendum concern-1
ink the fertilizer assessment plan
to finance agricultural research in
Indications are that the three*
year plan, first approved in 1951.
will again win tin- vote of Tar Heel
In 1951. the farm people voted
in favor of adding 5 cents per ton
to the price of feed and fertilizer j
for a period of three years for sup* j
plcmcnling an expanding agricul- i
tural research and educational |
program in North Carolina. The
three-year period is up and anoth
er Nickels for Know-How referen
dum will be held Friday
Any person engaged In the pro
duction of farm commodities who
uses feed or fertilizer Is eligible to
vote. This includes the husband or
wife of such individuals, as well
as FFA and 4-11 Club members who
use feed or fertilizer in carrying i
The cost for each farmer will
depend on the amount of feed and
fertilizer he uses. However, the
cost to most farmers will be from
:?? to 50 cents a year. The five
cents per ton will be collected b>
the N C. Dept. of Agriculture from
the manufacturer and turned over
I to the N. C. Agricultural Founda
tion for use In research work.
The funds have been used to (Jo
i "search work on small fruits,
truck crops, tobacco, cotton, pea
nuts, other Held crops. livestock
and poultry along with diseases
and insects of crops and livestock.
Eligible voters may vote at on?;
of the following places 011 October
Aliens Creek; HuchSnan'.s Store
Muse's Store, and Aliens Creek
Beavcrdam: Beaver dam School,
Don Lunatorm's Store, Farmers
Cecil: Hubert Messe'r's Store and
Center I'igeon: Pigeon Vallej
Store. Hla> lock's Store, and Pow
(See Elections?Pase 8?
Killed . . . ; 3
(This Information com
piled from Record* of
State Highway Patrol.)