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Kt> People Than
fAHE WVVXESYILLE iVToriYTA
^ 2^ ^I)iN 1AINEER
*' '" Adw"te 1,1 Cmita."
Iernor Umstcad Paid Last Visit To
wood In June, As He Attended
ication Of New Canton Library
Hurt"- on pages 3 and 6>
Hf Govei Umi
Kjurhou al 9:10 Sunday
^Epread quickly in Hay
Kroup- gathered for Sun
K and < hurch serv u >
Kayuo'ij pastors prayed
Hub "1 the deceased y,o\
Hi-n prayers at the morn
? - congregations wor
H j stunned mood at the
Hhe death of their chief
H public appearance Gov
Bstcjd made in Haywood
Bay. June 21, when he
? tlif Library at Canton.
I. the speaker !<>>' the
? program, which drew a
Hcatm.: SaU.UUU build
?run: I instead said: it
?buildings as tliis that
lr straight thinking and
? high tribute to the Rob
Brho mack' the build:
B>r Umstead spent sonie
?Haywood prior to the
Bk pi imary in the spring
He did nil! make a spi cell
Bereii spent the time
? ids and talking to the
I Hodgi s w is a Hay w ood
?out fur in ok. ago. w lion
Bakmu the rounds oi see
?rospective senators for
legislature. He followed
?procedure two years ago. !
Big the members of the j
Bd gelt.'i g their \lews on
? matters. and in so do-)
Bble to find for w hat coin -
? Senator would bo best
ires on pace 1. section ->
snual liilcral inspection
(svilli's lank Company.
ifantr\, North Carolina
Guard, was conducted at
r> last Thursday night b>
1 officers headed by lirig.
ton S. Parham of Morgan
itant commander of the
I Hickory" Division,
tine the inspection \\ a -
oseph C Matthews ot lh"
rmy Inspector General's
tnt. Ft. MeFherson, Ga. .
the afternoon, the cont
h> sic a 1 lacilities at the
tore inspected ?including
vehicles supplies, admin
records and the building
itirsday night, men were ^
in rank- and questioned
I to their own duties and
military subjects. Various
Ifroups were also visited
Inspecting officers, during
rpart of the drill period.
Bh a formal report on the
P will not be made for
peks, Tank Company of
P that comments made by
wtor.s indicated that the 1
I again receive a favorable
Samuel \. Carswell is!
jPr of Tank Company,
afth Division, formerly
! Mh North Carolina and
I*, recently became an all-!
,nders To Meet
j"' County Highlander*
a dinner meeting at 7
ln<*day at Spaldons Res- j
161 L. E. DeV'ous w ill pre-1
either ? Fair and wme*
"ner tday. Tuesday, gen- j
lr and mild.
ompil,.d by the State Tost
Max. Min. Pr.
43 20 .03
40 32 .17
Fwl'/K p ? PI
TllE OATH of governor of North
Carolina will be, administered to
l.utlier Hodges, after the funeral
services of Governor I instead
! Tuesday afternoon.
1 L'M.KAL services for the late
Governor William B. I instead
will he held Tuesday afternoon,
Funeral Services For Late
Governor Set For Tuesday
2 Bus Stations
Get High Rating
I'mo bus stations in Haywood
neared the prefect grade in sani
tation. according to the official
reports by the State t'tilities
The Wavnesville station was
given a rating of 99. and Canton
9X, in the current report of the
Commission. Sylva received a
97, for the only other high rate
in this immediate area.
The ban. on burning brush in
il tjrwood iias been lifted, it was an
nounced this morning by K. K.
Caldwell, county forest lire war
Any persoii wishing to burn
brush can get a permit front any
issuing agent. Warden Caldwell
The warden was warmly compli
mentary ol hi- praise for the man
ner in which Haywood citizens had
cooperated dui ing the critical lire
"i'eople in Haywood are ex
tremely fire con-tious, and have
proven by their cooperation in the
past few* weeks that 'it can be
doiie.' We have liad only two
small fires in the county. Olie was
lour tenths of an acre, and the
other about an acre and a half.
\\V appreciate the fact that the
people have been extremely care
ful during this dry season While
all danger is not over, we feel
thai with continued cooperation. 1
and using every caution with fire J
that our losses in forest lires this
year will he kept to a minimum."
Voters For Big
Frank 1). .Ferguson, chairman ol
the Haywood Democratic Execu
tive Committee, tossed a huge
bouquet to the Haywood Demo
crats, as a result of the Tuesday
Ferguson said: "As chairman ol
(Sre Ferguson?Page til
(h v. William B Cmstead. 59. a
former I S representative and
'scnaror- who supposed many Now
Deal measures. died in Wails Hos
pital in Durham at 9 10 a.m. .Sun
day <>t a heart ailment.
The lifelong North Carolina
Democrat who rose from a tobacco
farm to prosperous Durham law
yer. con ressman and governor in
losing only one election in 30
; \ear.sv was regarded as a middle
! of-the-road governor.
Mrs. I instead and their only
child. a 12-year-old daughter.
| Merle Bradley Unt.stead, were at
the hospital when the governor
died ot what his physician said was
heart failure and bronieal pneu
The governor suffered a heart
attack two days after he was In
augurated on Jan. 8. 1953, and was
in Vi alts Hospital almost a month,
lie returned to the hospital from
the capital in nearby Raleigh last
Thursday alter a severe eold. ag
gravated his heart condition. j
LHistead vva. defeated in 1948
for the C S Senate by the late J I
Melville Broughton. Uinstead was ?
trvnig for a full six-year term to,
the Senate seal to which Gov.
(freeg Cherry had appointed him
, vear earlier on the death of Sen
(See t instead I uneral?I'jRe 6i
Warm In Praise
Of Poll Workers
?The- Haywood Board of Elec
tions. alter making the canvass oi l
the Tuesday vote, announced their'
' deep appreciation for the effic
iency ot all election workers.
We did not have even one hint
of any wrong-doing in any pre
cincts," W <; Byers. chairman of
ti.c hoard said, as he complimented
the manner in which all precinct ;
workers handled their job on
" The manner in w hich the elec-1
Hon was conducted hete-in Hay
wood was highly cmtnendable. and 1
makes us proud of those we nam-!
ed to carry on the duties as regis
trars. and judges," the chairman
The board was also proud of the
extremely low number of absen
tee-ballots cast ?41 out of the 69
The board members are Byers,
chairman: John Carver, and Char
lie Hawkins. Mrs. J. B. Silcr Serv
ed as clerk.
The deep-burning forest lire
atop Woterrock Knob is snovnap
ped, but wardens feel file fire is
Five inches of snow prevents the '
fire fighters from getting to the
2'j-aere scene in the,high Balsams
to check on the tire which is burn
ing about ten feet below the sur
face. according to It, E. Caldwell. ;
county fire warden.
The heavy siu^w in that area of
last Tuesday has melted down to j
live inches, but Warden Caldwell
feels the slow smouldering lire
A lire lane lias been built around
100 acres iii the area, and with the
snow covering the surface, fire j
fighters feel that the smouldering
embers will be confined within the
area which is cut oil from the
rest of the forest In tlie lane which
was cut by a bulldozer.
Warden Caldwell said the blaze
began when hunters, or hikers
stopped at the top of the thickly
wooded area for a lunch. "We
found empty tin cans and pieces
of coi nhread where the campers
stopped for lunch,' the warden
Caldwell Was not too optimistic
that the smouldering tire would be
extinguished anytime soon, since
there arc places under sheltered
rocks where rains and snow cannot
reach, he said " It will take just
about a flood to soak down ten feet
through the humus which has been
building up for many, many years
on top of the 5400-loot mountain
Yule Club To
Next week will l>r "cash week"
for about 223 people who have
Christinas Savings Club accounts
at First National Hank.
Checks totaling between $20,000
and $22,000 will be issued, mostly
by mail, starting the 15tli and com
pleted by the 20th, according to
Miss Jackie Sue Messer, cashier
of the Club plan
This Saturday, the 13th. marks
the end of the current club plan,
and one week later, the same plan
will begin for the 1955 Christmas
The cheeks will vary from $25
The 225 accounts had paid on
them the sum of 50 cents to $5
per week for the past 50 weeks
There are no charges for the sav
ings system, and according to Miss
Messer. 85 per cent of those start
ing the savings plan have carried
it on through to completion.
Patrons deposit into the plan
that sum each week which they
designate at the beginning of the
plan. Next November the amount
deposited during the 50 prceeedlng
weeks will be paid out in a check.
Because of the postponement
of the Waynesvillc-Marshail foot
hall same from Friday till to
night, results of last week's
Mountaineer football contest will
not be determined until Tues
day and will be announced in
This derision was made in
preference to judging the con- '
test on only II games.
County, Towns Plan Joint Program
On Disposal Of Garbage; Survey Set
Cooperation between the county
and the towns ot WaynesvUle, j
lia/elwood. Canton, and Clyde to ?
deal Willi Haywood's eyer-growitt? '
garbagd disposal problem is in
pro-peel as tin' result of a joint
meeting held at the courthouse j
At this special session were two
representatives from the North
Carolina State board of health, i
mayor and aldermen from the lour
towns, county commissioners, and !
members of the county hoard of
Alter a discussion on the use of
sanitary land fills and the shows
ine ol a lihn oil the subject, a mo-j
| titan was made by Willis kirkpat
rick of Canton, board of health!
member, that a six-man committee |
he named to make a survey of
present garbage-disposal facilities
in llavwood County.
(initials adopted this motion
I and named Mr. kirkpatrick as
chairman of thy committee. Select
ed to serve with liint were G. C.
Ferguson of Way nesvillc, Henry
Seaman of Canton, Frank Under
wood 01 Ha/elwood, Bruce Sellars
of Clyde, and Frank Davis, of the
county hoard <>t commissioners.
When this committee, has com
pleted its survey, a report will be
made at another joint meeting ot
town and county officials.
Principal speaker at the meet
ing Thursday night was C. W
White Of Raleigh. (fireetor of the
(See (iarhage Disposal?Page til
Sale To Draw
A number <>i Haywood County
civic organizations and business
(inns arc expected to bo among j
tlio buyers at 1 tic annual Western
North Carolina Baby Hoot Show
and Sale at Enk.i Wednesday?at
which time 21 nioinbers of the ,
4-11 Club and 20 members ol the",
EE A in Havwood County will put-'
tlioir animals on the block.
The show at the Hominy Yallov
Horse and Hound Pavilion will be f
held Tuesday and the sale Wed-:
The event will feature the an
nual exhibition of Herefords,
(See Bab.v Beef?Page (i?
A but ley tobacco stripping and
sorting demonstration will be held
a! 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Moun
tain . Experiment Station, it has
been announced bv County Farm
Agent Virgil E Hollnway.
Roy H. Bennett, tobacco special
ist from N. C. Stale College, will,
diseuss stri|)|)ing. tying, packing,
and preparing hurley for market
and proper handling on the mar
ket in order to realize the highest
Mr. Holloway urged Haywood
burley growers to attend this dem
onstration at the test farm Friday i '
since it will he the only one, held in
lie county Ibis year.
Kr.l'KFSF.NTINC; HAVWOOD'S I (M I! TOWN'S
at a merlins Thursday night to dismiss the cvrr
growing problem of garbage disposal in the
county uere Frank Underwood. Ilazel wood alder
man: (). C. I'ernuson. Wavncsville (own manager:
Mayor H, J. Stone of Canton and Mayor G. K.
I'ish of Clyde.
IMSri'.-AJNO K.MWAHl LAND I ?!.. ... i
method of garbage disposal at III, courthouse
Thursday nicln mrt l>r. S. H. (about, Haywood
County health officer; C. ( Francis, chairman
of county commissioners: Donald I . Ashtoii of
RMtikit? NU, nwkwi^T^itti) t\ H. V\hit. o'
lialt-icli. Im-.uI of the inst-ct and rodrrtt^cuntritl
division of tin- \orlli Carolina stair Hoard <>(
< Mountaineer I'lioto),
Construction Will Start This Week
On New Haywood Health Center
Three traffic accident s which
have occurred in lliis area in the
last several days resulted Irom the
same cause cars being driven i
too close to the shoulder of the
road, leaving the pavement, aim
At (> p m Saturday. as Hoy li ed
Davis of Canton started to pass a
parked car on the narrow, graveled
Wellstown Road, the shoulder gave
way, causing Davis' car to overturn
three and a half times
Davis suffered deep facial lacer
ations, but ids brother, Gene
Davis, escaped injury
Damage was estimated at $4(MI
to the car. a 1946 Kurd coupe, by
State Patrolman V.'K Hrysiin.
Last week Ray ford Collins, of
WaynesviJIc overturned Ins 1946
buick on the Howell Mill Road
white attempting to pass an oncom
ing car, according to State Patrol
man Harold Dayton.
Damage was estimated at 5>250
In a third accident which was
(See Three Cars?I'aae til
Work mi the new 11 a> wood Coun
I) health ( i ?liter on 11 ? till w.-ty 10A
23 lid w n o Wayhesville and Lake
Jiinaliiska will start this week.
Clarener M Morrison u* Shelby,
general contractor on the job, in
to) metl The Mountaineer Saturday.
Mr Morrison wrote that one of
his foremen t) c Connor, will
arrive in Wavuesville to start re
cruiting. a labor force for the pro
Ml Workmen will lie hired from
this area it (hey al'e available, Mr.
Morrison said He added that a
large part of the materials also
will be pui < hased here
\1r Connor a veteran of more
than it" years iii the ronstructin
business, has supervised the build
in'; of a number of structures in
North Carolina and surrounding
states including several pnst
ofl let buildings.
The new health tenter will have
at least 3.500 I'ert of fjoor spare
and possibly more d several pro
posed additions ate approved I.ami
on which the slfiieture will be hi
rated was purchased from 1., K
Sims and adjoins |g business
building 011 the bike road.
The Count) tiimniissioneis vot
ed to allocate funds for the health
renter following a eounty mass
meeting last spring when over
whelming approval was voiced fori
The, Rev. T. K. Hobinclt p.t--?? >i*
ol the First Methodist C'hun:h, will
be tlic principal speaker al a Vet
erans' Day < Armistice 1 ).<> i dint' r
at 7 p m. Thursday at Central Flo
incntary School, sponsored by tin
V\"a\nesville American Lectori i'o .
(Jold Star parents will again hi
honored by the Legion. according
to J H. Russell, Jr.. past post com
mander, who is in charge of the
Parents who do not have trans
portation to the school are re(|UCst?
ed to call Mr. Russell at the post
Oftite or Attv. J. 11. Howell, Jr.,
present post commander.
Mr. Russell explained that tiio
lei m ''Armistice Das " baa btCH
'dropped nationully because the
armistice at the end of World War
I brought no real peace, but w a
followed by tw<i major conflicts - ,
World War II and the Korean
All veterans in the Waynesvilir
ilea are invited tn attend the din*
ner, Ire added.
Killed . . . ; 3
(I'hbi Information com
piled from Hrrnrda of
i Slate Iliabuaj Patrol.)
Official Canvass Of Vote
Shows Just Minor Changes
The official returns of last
Tuesday's election showed only .1
slight variation from the total
published by The Mountaineer on
Thursday. In some instances then
was only one vole difference he
tweOn the official fi: lire and that
of the Unofficial as carried b\ Tin
Mountaineer. In other iiistaiici -
there were slightly more.
The official returns as filed
with (ho clerk of court, showed .1
If Siler still leading the lieke?
with 5687. followed closely by
.fule Noland. Register of Deeds,
with 5082 The- ofTiciai returns
; were as follows:
Kilt HOI.1(11 (II;
Thai) D Urytton. Jr. I)1 5620
Will \Udf.irrf Di .5484
David I fill I I* 5053
Mrs. Owen If' 1577
K. K Parker 1573
KF.PKI si N I \ 11\ I
.l?M i s Honors il)i 54(17
tto>s Kilpabk-k <H 1747
Sill l( 11 I
I i i d ( niplx ll I)' 5859
i l.iiuU' Ihonipsiiu I. 1090
KCIilSTKK OJ 1)1 I l)S
.lull- Nolaiid '!)? ' 5882
( I.I NK Ol < oi.nr
?I II. Silcr 19) 5887
I \\ < ol I.K IOK
If) v .in Modtord iD) 5854
(Src l.lrition?Page 8)
'Clothing Closet' Meeting
Planned Wednesday Night
A comimmi!\ meeting to
lish a "Clothing Closet-' for need}
children and adults in Wa.\ uesville
and surrounding area will he held
in the courtroom at the count}
Courthouse at 8 p.in, Wednesday.
The meeting, w as original Iv
scheduled to be held at the Kiwnni
Scout llift. hot was moved to the
courthouse to accommodate a larg
Mrs. Roger Walker, chairman of
the teinpoiary planning commit
tee, pointed out that a community
' Clothing ( Josef is a permanent
project in nt.inv localiHc sponsor
< (1 by 1 Fio Junior Worn art's Club
in cooperation with the North Car
olina State Department of Public
Since WayitesvillC docs not have
a .tumor Woman's Club, a council
i? leiiu fu med to serve as spon
op VIi - Walker said.
All church, civic, and fraternal
ii' .'li/alions ai e tn ?'? <1 to send
ri'pre-enlatives to the nieetim;
\\eilt . ? ?!., in. lit Persons already
contact] d lia\i been enlhusiaMie
it-1in pi ? a i 1 Mi Walk
or addi?<! 1
Effective Immediately We Will lie Unable To Show
Proof* of Ads Received in The Mountaineer office after
I'. M. Wednesday and 12 I'. M. Saturday,
This act ton was nceessarc in order thai subscribers might ?'?(.
their paper in the regularly scheduled mails. We hope you will
understand our reasons for setting up the deadline and help us
fneet this new schedule with your usual tine reoperation.