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NESVIL1.E. N. C.. MONDAY AETERNOON.'OCT. I*. l<m ? P ' -g
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Inter from Lincolnton ?
kith. 63 ? was found dead
fam. Sunday in the Mi.
| wction after a search that
Lturday evening. His death
Iributed to a heart attack
K F. Lancaster of Waynes
Irving in place of Dr. J.
late of Canton, county cor
?f Fred Campbell said
fbody na- lound sprawled
Lpgrade in the Dogwood
area of the mountainous
lity?a loaded .22 rifle by
land several dead squirrels
Lincolnton man had been
[with his sister, Mrs. Jason
[at Mt. Sterling and had
It hunting Saturday morn
L a nephew. When Smith
Id meet the nephew at a
Liy agreed on location, a
Iras begun that lasted well
I night until flashlights of
khers burned out.
ler hunter, Cecil Morgan of
I was reported lost in the
?e section but was found
[condition Saturday morn
R Parkway .
burning and smoldering in
woods on the Blue Ridge
on the Haywood-Jackson
ioe was still being fought
ling 24 hours after it was
td at 1:30 a.m., according
ood County Fire Warden
laze apparently was started
iter or camper, who start
: it the spot, Mr. Caldwell
igb the fire covered a com
ly small area, it could have
ud it not been discovered
the fire warden empha
? of the extremely dry
? of woodlands at present,
Iwell urged all persons to
fires they start and to be
to extinguish their cigar
re-hour course in hospital
l Gray Ladies and women
|to become Gray Ladies will
I Wednesday at the Oteen
I Hospital, it has been an
tadies are an organization
N by the American Red
I aid hospitalized veterans
? assistance to patients in
f of ways, such as writing
?distributing reading mate
kping, and sponsoring rec
Faynesville area now has
I Ladies and nurses' aides,
k who desire to go to
kxt Wednesday for the spc
pe are asked to contact
|ix Stovall, head of the
p> Ladies program,
fwp from here ordinarily
k veterans hospital each
jfom 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
I New Officers
ft for the coming year
J*1? at a meeting this
I* the 4-H Club at Rock
lelected were: James Mcs
P^it; Lois Messer. vice
p Ralph Ross, secretary
f? Sue Long, reporter:
PMoody and Doyle Teaguo.
Pw*. The adult leader <<t
F k Mrs David A. Boyd.
sunny and continued cool
^ by the State Test
Max, Min Pr.
?0 53 .05
72 45 .10
LOW BIDDERS of the Health Center last Friday,
are shown here going over some of the proposed
plans with Mrs. Kubve Bryson, head public health
nurse of the unit. On the left, seated, is J. Bynuin
Reese of the Asheville Electric Company, low
bidder of electrical work: Mrs. Bryson, and Clar
ence M. Morrison, of Shelby, general contract.
Standing, John X. Johnson, low bidder on heat
ing. and Carl Morrison, associated with his father
in general contracting. (Mountaineer I'hoto).
Issuance of burning permits in
this area has been halted tempor
arily by the state forester until a
general rain wets the forests suf
: ficicntly to eliminate the extreme
ly hazardous conditins existing at
present. County Forest Ranger R
E. Caldwell announced today.
Ranger Caldwell said that the
lack of rainfall during the past
several years has built up a defic
iency in the water table and the
control of forest fires is made more
difficult. Due to the burning con
ditions of organic matter in the
soil, the mop-up time is lengthen
ed. necessitating the use of men
for longer times on each fire.
If more than two fires occurred
at one time, the manpower need
would he so great that the control
of other fires would be hard and '
the damage to the forests would be 1
greater due to the size of fires, for '
they must be attacked while
small. Mr. Caldwell explained. 1
The state forester conceited the ;
issuing of permits under the Gen- j!
eral Statutes of North Carolina. 1;
Law Number 14-139. This law is as :
follows: ' \
"During periods of hazardous |
forest fire conditions the State ,
Forester is authorized to cancel all M
permits and prohibit the starting |
of any fires in any of the wood- ;
lands under the protection of the |
State Forest Service or within five |
hundred feel of any such protected |
"This Section shall not apply to (
any fires started or caused to be ,
started within one hundred (100) (
feet of an occuplied dwelling' (
Hanger Caldwell requests the
cooperation of all persons in abid-1'
ing by this law established for the '
protection of all persons owning '
timberlands and the protection of '
the valuable resource for all citi- 1
zens of Haywood County.
Two Women (
Tie In Weekly j
Mrs. Carl itatdiflr of Waynes
ville and Lura Mao Howard of
Route 1, Canton, tied in'The Moun- i I
tainocr's fifth weekly football con-1 '
test by missing only one selection , I
In 12 games last weekend. They : I
will split the $15 prize money. I
Both women were off one point <
on the combined score of the Can-, t
ton-Valdesc game, one predicting i
19, the other 21. The lowa-Michi- J
gan game sfljinped Mrs. Ratcliffe. i
while the Penn State-West Virginia i
tilt marred Miss Howard's record. 11
Five persons missed only two j I
games, 26 slipped up on three. The
number of entries in last week's i -
Mountaineer football contest set a t
new record. - '
Miss Linda Sloan, student at
Greenslx>m College, spent the11
weekend with her parents. Mr. and '
Mrs. Ben Sloon. t <
Shelby Firm Low Bidder
On Health Center Contract
Clarence M. Morrison of Shel
by is the lowest bidder on the gen- j
era! contract for the new Haywood'
I County health center with a bid of!
Bids on the construction of the!
? cu building on property former
ly o .ned by L. E. Sims on Highway
| 19\-23 were opened by the coun
t" commissioners together with two
Raleigh officials Friday afternoon
at the courthouse.
Mr. Morrison is now completing!
another health center at Hickory!
and disclosed he will start work>
on the structure here when the one
there is finished in about three j
weeks. His firm has also construct-1
ed a number of schools in the past'
i several years.
Other Jow bidders Friday were: '
Electrical, Asheville Electric Co..'
$3,628. plumbing. Hickory Plumb
ing Co., $4,907. and healing. Auto- j
?natic Heating Co.. of Waynesville.
If commissioners give their ap
arova] to proposed additions, an
additional $4 000 would be spent on
too more feet of floor space in
addition to the original 3.500 feet.
Meeting with the commissioners
.vere Bruce Jones of Raleigh, archi- 1
ect for the Medical Care Com
nission; William Moore Weber of ?
ftaleigh. the architect who drew the 1
dans for the health center here. 1
and Mrs. Kubye Bryson, public
lealth nurse and former acting 1
lead of the Haywood County 1
The commissioners will hold '
heir regular meeting today, at
.vhich time they are expected to i
ormally award contracts to the
The health center will house an 1
assembly room seating 40. health i
afTicer's office, secretary's office. '
K-ray room, photographic dark
?oom, dental room, interview room. ?
hree treatment rooms, records
?oom. storage room, and furnace '
The overhanging roof on the 1
Front portion of the Cruso Grocery 1
was demolished about 6 30 p.m. 1
Saturday bv a truck with a high <
red. which caught in the eaves of I
he building and pulled down the 1
?xtended portion of the roof on
wo gasoline pumps. I
Dewey Buckner. of Alexander, (
V. C. driver of the truck, loaded |
a ith apples, had pulled into the (
jroccry store to buy food for his (
uncli. As he pulled out, the mis- |
hap occurred. (
Owner of the grocery store, J. j
Boston, estimated damage to
the building and gasoline pumps .
Miss Alary Crouser. a Junior at
the Woman's College of U.N.C..!
ipent the weekend with her par-1
?ul* Mi and Mrs .1 C. Crouser
Haywood County got an early
preview of snow as a light cover
ing blanketed high altitudes in
the county ? including Max
Patch, Mile-High Overlook and
At Heintooga snow covered
pirnie tables, permitting visitors
there to roll snowballs. Despite
the snow, purple mountain flow
ers are still blooming there.
Flurries were also reported in
Canton and at other lower eleva
. - ( t?v ??. ??wf*wvw ?u tinj nwu auu wvuavvwv
Maggie Woman Saved From Burning
Automobile Wreck Early This Morning
(See Other Pictures, Page Six) '
A cow casualty crossing High
; way 19 at Dellwood at 5:30 this
! morning caused a wreck which
demolished one car, severely dam
aged another, and sent the two
drivers to the hospital.
The heroic efforts of Richard
' Sheehan who lives near the scene,
| probably saved the life of Mrs.
I Annie McGaha Gibson, a Wellco
i employee, who lay unconscious in
i the wreck of her demolished car.
Her 1950 Huick was blaring brisk
ly when Sheehan arrived and pull
ed Mrs. Gibson from the vehicle.
Harry Weston Howell, 28, of
Charlotte, a salesman, was thrown
from his 1954 Chevrolet across the
Both Mrs. Gibson and Howell ,
were taken to the Haywood County !
Hospital hv Sheehan, where exami- j
nation showed them to be suffer- j
ing from shock and bruises but '
with no bones broken. Indications j
are that both patients will be re- j
leased from the hospital later to- |
j Patrolman Harold Dayton, inves-1
tigating officer, said that Howell
I told the same story as Mr. and
1 Mrs. Paul Smith, nearby residents 1
i and eye-witnesses to the cresh.
Howell, traveling west toward j
1 Soco, had just entered the Soco
! Jonathan Creek intersection when
a stray cow sauntered across High- j
way 19. Howell applied his brakes, i
j skidded 108 feet, according to
' Patrolman Dayton, and then swerv- 1
ed to the left of the highway, to
meet head-on the Buick driven by i
The impact pushed the Buick'
off the highway and turned the j
1 Chevrolet around on the opposite '
side of the road. Howell was found j
on the ground just back of the de- I
The VVa.vnesvillc Pi re Depart-1
ment responded and extinguished ,
the blaze of the burning Buick. !
Patrolman Dayton said that!
Howell told him that after he saw j
the cow and applied his brakes, he ?
lost control of the car. Howell was
given a citation and charged with I
Sheehan! about 34, lives near the
scene of the collision, with his wife,
the former Miss Wilnia Grasty,
and their seventh-grade son, Rich
ard, Jr. He is self-employed as a
hauler of logs He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hufus Sheehan.
-?mmm-m- ? - - IHMMIV" ,.W' . .
IT WAS FROM this demolished 1H5U Bnick that
Mrs. Wesley (ilbson, 28. of Maggie. was pulled
this morning, by Kirbard Shehan. after the ear
caught on lire after being hit by a 1954 Chevrolet
on Highway 19 at Oellwood The lire was put out,
by the Waynesvllle lire department, which ae
counts for the foam on the wreckage The ruins
were still smouldering when this picture was
made shortly after the Aremen extinguished the
blaze. Mrs. (libson was unconscious when the car
caught on Are.
500 Expected Here Friday
At District PTA Meeting
I ? ; _ .
Waynesville High School will be
host to the 26th annual District 1
conference of the Parent - Teacher
Association Friday in the high
school auditorium at a meeting
expected to attract 500 persons
from 11 Western Carolina comities.
The four-hour meeting will in
clude talks by state PTA leaders,
election of officers, and various
reports. Theme of the session will
be "Setting Our Soils".
Principal speakers and their
topics will be:
Mrs. John Crawford of Raleigh,
state president, "Charting Our
Course"; Mrs. J. W. Burke of Gib
sonville, state executive secretary,
"Life Savers Along the Way," and
Miss Blance Haley, state he'd
worker, "Problem Shooting".
Presiding at the meeting will be
Mrs. Weimar Jones of Franklin.
PTA district director.
The day's program will get un
der way at 9:30 a.m. with registra
tion and call to order at 10. After
a devotional by the Rev. T. E.
Robinett, pastor of the Waynes
ville Baptist Cburdh, delegates will
be welcomed by C. E. Weathcrby,
principal of Waynesville High
Ighool; M. H. Bowles, superintend
ent of Waynesville Township
KlMtb, and Lawrence Leather
wood, superintendent of Haywood
County schools. The response will
be by Mrs, Olin Dillard of Candler,
Group singing will then be led
by Charles F. Islcy, WTHS musical
director. Following will be a busi
ness session to include reading of
the minutes, treasurer's report, in
troduction of guests, and appoint
ing of committees, report of the
director and report of the nominat
After an intermission at 11:45,
the Waynesville High School chor
us will present several numbers.
Mrs. Crawford will speak at 12:05,
Mrs. Burke at 12:25, and Miss
Haley at 12:40
At 1:15 local presidents will be
(See PTA WeeUiu?Page U>
Bank Makes Hay
While Sun Shines;
Lays In Umbrellas
Ranker* are always advising
their depositors to lay something '
I aside for a rainy day, but Way- j
nesville's First National Bank is !
the first we've heard of to take j
its own advice literally.
The hank has just bought 20
umbrellas to be placed in the
lobby on rainy days. Customers i
are welcome to borrow their I
choice?and there are several
' designs and colors. The bank
has courteously refrained from
splashing "First National Rank" j
in two-inch letters around the 1
border, as one was suggested; I
only a small, inconspicuous label
identifies the umbrellas as the
property of the bank.
Thus far borrowers have been i
punctilious about returning their
umbrella*?after all. how often
do you get a loan from a bank
at no interest charge? (Nobody
lias mentioned the possibility J
that a really heavy storm might j
liquidate the capital!)
Sgt. And Mrs. Wright
Arrive From England
Sgt. and Mrs. Wayne Wright'
and their three children, Rcgina.!
Billy, and Geoftrey, arrived by j
plane this morning from England j
where they have been stationed f
for the past three years. Sgt. j
Wright is serving witli the U. S.
The Wrights will spend a 21-day
furlough with Sgt. Wright's par- i
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Wright
in Mauncy Cove and Mrs. Wright's
parents. Mr and Mrs. C C :
Chambers, at Clyde. Mrs..Wright is 1
. the former Miss Myrtle Chambers.
1.6 Mile Highway
Sept. In Haywood
Two road paving projects in
Haywood during September total
1.6 miles of highway, according
to Commissioner llarry Buchan
an in his monthly report for the
In Haywood, the two county
roads paved with traffic-bound >
macadam, and a bituminous sur
face treatment, were Browning
Branch, .6 of a mile, and Camp
Branch, (or oa. mile. Beth were
graded 311 feet wide, but paved
16 feet wide.
A total of 35.60 miles of road
work waa completed in the dis
trict during the month of Sep
tember. the report shows.
Speak At A A
A chaplain with long experience |
in rehabilitation work will ho one
of the speakers at the meeting
Thursday night of persons inter-!
ested in the formation of a local
chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous
He is the Rev. Roy Rarham, chap-I
lain at Camp Hutner, who will <lis-|
cuss the problems of alcoholism
and will show films on the sub
The meeting is planned for the
Court Room at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Local ministers who are sponsor
ing the organization have urged |
that teachers, civic workers and
others interested in community j
problems attend the meeting to oh- 1
tain accurate information as to the
scope of the problem.
Other speakers Thursday will in-!
dude members of AA groups from
Charlotte, Greenville, S. C. lien
dersonvllle and Asheville.
Hurts Autos Only
No one was injured, but three
cars were damaged for a total of j
$1150 In a series of rear-end col-1
lisions at Maggie Sunday morning
at 9 40.
Patrolman Harold Dayton, inves
tigating officer, reported that the
damaged cars were a 1953 Chevro
let driven by Clyde Thomas Rob
erts of Hazelwood. a 1952 Ply- j
mouth coupe driven by Rita l'ar
li.'ih of Sand Hill Road, Asheville
and a 1940 Hudson driven by John
Henry Lackey, 19, of Swannanoa.
Also involved was the unwitting
cause of the pile-up. a truck which
had stopped to make a left turn
at the entrance to Twin Brook re
Roberts following the truck. I
slowed down some distance be-1
hind as the truck signalled for the
turn. Miss Parrish, behind Rob
erts, also slowed down. Lackey ?
crashed into the rear of the Par-1
rish car, pushing it into the Rob
Damage was estimated at $400
to the Hudson,. $700 to the Ply
mouth and $50 to the Chevrolet.
Lackey was charged with reck
Patrolman Says Public
Must Change Attitude
Towards Highway Wrecks
(Hre Picture I'atf 3, 2nd Section)
"The altitudes of individuals
must change, and drivers must
learn to take constructive criticism
and not gel mad." Lt. it. C. John
son of the highway patrol, told
Rolarians and the high school stu
dent body here Friday, as he ad
dressed both groups on highway
"Until we learn the true spirit
of fair piay, we cannot hope to
cut down on highway fatalities,"
the highway patrol official said.
Towns are literally exploding,
'the speaker pointed out, as he told
of the growing need for parking
space in the towns, as highways
became more crowded, with addi
tional motor vehicles.
Statistics show that in 1900
there was one car for every 3.000
persons, while in 1954 there were
55 million vehicles on highways in
Last year 1.11R persons were
killed on highways in this state,
while 28,000 were injured. For
the past 10 years, the economic
Idas to the citizens of this state
were $082,000 000
Lt. Johnson said that there
were 1.400.000 vehicles registered
in North Carolina today, and that
85 percent of all accident's were
due to the driver und the other 15
percent due to road or mechanical
"When a person nets under the
wheel of his ear he is a different
type personality ?? a feeling of
superiority eomes over him, with
a two-hundred horsepower motor
"Tiiis morning.'' the officer said,
"while talking to high school stu
dents, I asked the type instructor
how long it would take to prop
erly train a student in typing to
the point where that person could
he recommended for a Job in an of
fice. She replied, 'about eight
months.' I then asked a young man
on the front row if he had a driv
ers license. He did have one. !
avked how long he studied for his
drivers test. He replied, 'two
weeks.' There is the point. It takes
eight months for a young person
to learn to operate a typewriter
efficiently. And only two weeks to
learn to operate a ear, that is dan
gerous, and can kill."
The officer named five things
which he termed as "those that
cause the most trouble on high
First, following too close.
Second, driving on wrong side
of the road.
Third, passing another vehicle.
Fourth, failure to heed a stop
sign at a main intersection.
Fifth, speed?the killer.
1-t. Hunt pointed out that while
diunken drivers added materially
to the death toll, the percentage
was not as large as many people
"A slinko. or a drunk will get
under the wheel, and freere?as he
drives 10 to 15 miles an hour. Then
you take a person with three or
four drinks under his belt, and he's
ready to taekle anything, and here
he goes us fast as his vehicle will
Lt. Hunt said that some people
were under the false idea that a
patrolman profits from every ar
rest. "That is not the case. Patrol
men hate to write ticketa. They get
the same salary whether they make
one arrest per month, or one thou
(See I'atrolouft?Page *>'
[ ' ' ? 'M'.
817 To 82
Thr "Nickel* For know How"
referendum received an over
i whelming majority in llaywood
| County Friday with 817 ruin*
i cast for the plan and only 82 a
(alnst, it was dit< lusrd today by
i Homer Sink, assistant county
Balloting was rarried on in 50
places in the county.
Partial returns from 41 of
North Carolina's 100 counties
showed a margin in favor of thr
plan of 21.234 to 2.772. Voting
in Eastern Carolina was rut con
siderably by the sweep of Hur
ricane Hazel over the coastrl
Thr program collects funds for
agricultural research and edu
cation through a five rents per
ton assessment on feed and fer
tiliser sales. It was started in
1951 and through last June had
raiaed $391,000. At present thr
program i? supporting 38 re
search and educational projects
at North Carolina State College.
Democrats Plan Meeting
Tuesday At Canton
All Democratic candidates and
other interested persons are invit
ed to attend a meeting of the Hay
wood County Democratic Execu
tive Committee at 7 30 p.m. Tucs
i day at Clcnelle'x Kestaurint in
Plans for the November elections
will be made at the meeting, ac
cording to frank Ferguson, com
Narrve New Officers
New officers of the Junaluska
4-H Club have been elected as fol
lows: Lynn Wilbur, president:
Sammy Burress, vice president:
Charles Hipps, secretary and
treasurer; Mary Chambers report
er: Billy Medford and Ernie Jones,
Mrs. Lewis Burress Is adult lead
er of the club.
? ? . i. ? ? mi . ?
Killed ...: 3
(This Information fom
|IM from Records of
State Hlfkway Patrol.)