eS I The Waynesville Mountaineer
I ? Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Ureat Smoky Mountains National Park Q ?
WffEAK NO. 91 16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESYILLE, N. C., WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 24, 1954 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
THANKSGIVING SI'IRIT was in evidence this morning at
^h School, as students and faculty brought 79 baskets of
fpresenting more than 3,100 pounds to be distributed by
dfare Department to needv families. Shown here are part ol
ided baskets and boxes on the stage. The food was brought
morning, and in appropriate exercises, brought to the stage
?room and club representatives. Some clubs gave as much
baskets. Shown here, left to right: M. II. Bowles, superin
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tendent; Mike I.eatherwood, assistant arranger; Bruce Davis, treas
urer, Student Council, Linda Boone, secertary of Student Coun
cil. Peggy Reeves, treasurer senior class, and on the left Betty
Jo Shope, president of the Student Council, sponsor of the annual
ingathering of food. After the program, the food was accepted in
behalf of the Welfare Department, and recipients by Mrs. Sam
Queen, Sr., superintendent of the department.
Fnal Venire Slated I
Mann Case Monday
Bd Miller's 300-year-old
Uier rlock is unreliable
L The other day made
! time the uniatie clo< k
rt 100 for the hour of
ill wood except one
?; wheel inserted by
pmdfather more than
The November term of criminal
court recessed this afternoon for
Thanksgiving holidays, to convene
again Monday morning, with a spe
cial venire of 75 men set to report
| for the trial of Joyce Mann.
Mann is charged with the mur
ker of .Jack Case, and when ar
raigned in court Tuesday, entered
J a plea of not guilty. Case died
: about 24 hours after being shot in
the throat last August 11th. The
^hooting, according to Deputy
Gene Howell, investigating officer,
occurred at the home of Forrest
Mann, father of Joyce Mann, 51.
just ra.-t of Canton.
Judge Walter T. Johnston, ofj
Winston-Salem, was tr\ing to get;
as many cases heard today of those i
who were confined in jail.
During the first three days of j
this term a large number of cases |
were tried, most of them traffic I
Judge Johnston has signed an j
order condemning all cash bonds
for those-who were called in the
July term and failed to come into
court. The 99 eases had bonds rang
ing from $31.25 to $150. Clerk of
Court J. B. Siler estimated that
the total of the 99 bonds would be
Three divorces were granted, all
j for two years separation. They
! were: Kathryn K. Bradley vs. Al
bert F. Bradley; Thurman Davis!
vs. Clearrwy Ralhbone Davis; and
Sidney M. Carter vs. L. M. Mc
Glamery Carter. x
Cases disposed of from the dock
; et of 325 cases included:
I * Johnny Hale Cook, speeding 70
| miles an hour, charged with costs,
i Jack William Henry, speeding 70
miles an hour, charged with costs.
Marvin Louis Fless, no driver's
license, charged with costs.
Arnold Hannah Ferguson, speed
i ing, charged with costs.
Joseph Pitt Mcintosh, speeding
at 75, fined $25 and costs; license
(See Court?Page 3)
ming YVaynesville men ?
larrett, Jr., and Willis
? suffered injuries at 9:15
sday night when the 1953
in. which they were rid
led into a stone wall on
0. about three miles south
Patrolman V. K. Bryson
1 Beck failed to turn a
irve on the load and his
fed into the wall in front
esidencc of Paul Cabe.
t suffered lacerations of
I and left eye, cerebral
is, and contusions of the
sck had multiple lacera
the face and a ruptured
men were taken to Hay
onty Hospital by a next
fhbor to the Cabes. Clif
ls. Tin u- condition at the
?as reported as satisfac
?en Bryson said that the
lion of the accident is not
? but indicated that charg
'bly will he made in the
added that Beck apparent
driving at a high rate of
r Sets Holiday
anW Detection Cehter at
Harris Community Hos
?)'lva will observe Friday,
er 26, as a holiday, it has
inouneed by Dr. R. W.
?r8. director of the1 center.
Dece V" ?')en aga'n 0n
Jnthcr _ Partly cloudy
i L y wi,h Iain and
I ^^rrioon. Clearing
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Keith Leatherwood was report
ed to be "progressing satlsfactor
j ily" this morning at Memorial Mis
i sion Hospital, where he has been
j a patient for the past three weeks.
He underwent surgery Monday
Keith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. j
Irving Leatherwood and is a mem
ber of the senior class of the I1
Waynosville High School.
Here s A l ip; it s adoui
Time For A Patrol Checkup
How's your lights? Also you brakes, muiller, and wind
Here's a tip thai might be worth something to you.
It has been almost six months since the Highway Patrol
staged a checking station here for lights. According to the past
records, they put on one every six months. All of which adds
up to the fact that one Is due soon. Maybe the word soon should
be changed to "right away."
This is just citing the record, with a friendly tip. Add
ed to this fact. Is the seemingly increasing number of vehicles
without nroper lights AH this makes it look like the checking
will be "right around the corner."
Here's the tit>-oft?-the re-'t is lip to you.
Bethel's New Schools To
Be Dedicated December 15
Notices For New
Tags Are Mailed
Ilaywood motorists hare al
ready started yetting their an
nual reminders that the time is
here for new tags for vehicles.
The tags go on sale December
According to the latest tabula
tion there are 10.187 registered
vehicles from Haywood County.
The new school facilities at
Bethel will be formally dedicated,
and an "open house" program
staged on December 15, according
to a joint announcement signed by
C. C. Poindexter, principal; Clif
ton Terrel, chairman of the Bethel
school district board, and Mn.
Harrison Henson, president of the
The dedication program will be
held in the cafeteria, starting at
seven o'clock. Beginning at eight
o'clock, will be the two-hour open
house and visitation tour of the
The PTA will serve refresh
ments in the cafeteria at the con
i elusion of the tour.
The Bethel school is part of the
I two million county-wide school ex
j pansion program in Haywood. The
I Bethel building in the program
was allocated $469,700. for 10
classrooms, 20 graded school class
rooms. cafeteria, kitchen, to serve
500, a library, clinic or first aid
room, teacher's rest room, offices
for principal, physical education
: center with full playing court plus
The new Bethel gym is identical
in size and design as the new one
at VVavnesville high.
Tobacco sales at 58 markets in
the eight-state hurley belt will
open on November 30 and con
tinue for five days a week through
January and possibly into Febru
ary, it has been announced.
The opening date for the hurley
markets was so* recently at a
meeting in Lexington. Ky. The
Christmas holiday for the markets
will start December 21.
This year the burley crop is de
scribed as one of the best in years
?both in quality and quantity.
Western Carolina markets are
at Asheville, Boone, and Jefferson,
while the nearest East Tennessee
markets to this area are at Knox
ville, Greeneville, and Newport.
Max Roberts, president of the
Asheville Tobacco Board of Trade,
said that sales will be conducted
in each warehouse every selling
Two sets of buyers will be on
the market again this year, he
The Lexington group announced
that sales will be held four hours
a day, five days a week through
Dec. 21. Sales wil resume Jan. 4
and continue through that month
and. if necessary, into February.
A four-hour selling day will
mean that each warehouse will
have a 40-minute sales period.
That's time enough to sell 240
Charles Messer, student at Duke
University, is spending the Thanks
giving holidays with nis parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Messer, and has
as his guest Johnny Clapp of St.
Paul. Minn., a classmate.
Members of the Chamber of
Commerce have elected 12 nev
directors for the coming year. The
tabulation of ballots sent to all
members, showed the following
results, according to John N.
Representing agriculture ? Ned
Tucker, Henry Tuttle.
Representing auto service ? Joe
Scruggs and Euel Taylor.
Representing industry ? George
Bischoff and Roger Walker.
Representing business and pro
fessional ? J. B. Siler and Robert
Representing the tourist ? Carl
Henry and Charlie Woodard.
Representing merchantj ? Dick
Bradley and W. L. Turner.
Johnson has called a meeting ol
the new members on Monday, 29th
Other members of the board are
named by the civic clubs of the
community. The officers are nam
ed from the board.
Now In Use
Wayncsville's first town directors
j in a number of years has been dis
! tributed and is now in use here
< It contains 440 pages and is bounc
in red leather binding with golc
The book contains a general In
dex; a preface written by W. C
Russ, editor of The Mountaineer
a buyer's guide, classified business
directory, numerical telephone di
rectory. telephone street guide anc
and householder's directory, resi
dent directory, and rural route
The resident directory lists each
person over 18 years of age in this
area, specifying their occupation
address and telephone number. In
the case of married couples, the
wife's first name is given and the
number of children the couple
The directory gives an estimated
population of 11.094 for the Way
nesville area, including llazelwoeid
and Lake Junaluska and immediate
The book was published by the
Mullin-Kille Co. and State Direc
tory Co., whose home olTice is in
Chillicothe, Ohio. The division
office of the firm is at Maryvllle
Tenn . and Ls managed by May
nard L. Dunn.
Wheat, Corn Being Given
Visiting Ducks At Lake
Ducks visiting Lake .Tunaluska
are finding a warm welcome mixed
i with food.
Corn and wheat are being scat
tered along the shore line, and on
the island of the lake for the visit
ing fowls. Lake officials are keep
ing a sharp lookout for persons
who might try to harm any of the
many hundreds of ducks visiting
| the 250-acre lake.
Last year some "duck hungry"
1 folk got into trouble when they
set steel traps near the lecding
grounds of the ducks.
Many people are driving down
to see the surface of the Lake dot
ted with the ducks. Among them
was Solicitor Thad D. Bryson, Jr..
who feels the Lake could be made
into a water fo^vl sanctuary dur
ing the winter.
"Why, with the natural sur
roundings, Lake Junaluska could
outrank the famous Fowler's Bond
many, many times over," he re
marked, as he referred to the pond
in Eastern Carolina, where geese,
ducks, swans and cranes are fed
and protected just for the benefit
Rough Appearance Traps
Auto Thief From Georgia
Had he taken the trouble to
| shave and pay more attention to
hi* personal appearance, a young
Georgia man might not have been
arrested in Canton Sunday night
I and later charged with auto theft. I
But his "rough" looks aroused the
suspicions of State Patrolman
Harold Dayton, who decided to in
vestigate and ended by apprehend
ing a violator of the law.
The patrolman reported thati he
was escorting an out-of-state
speeder to eourt in Canton when
he pulled up beside a 1954 Ford,
with Georgia license plates, at a
stop light. In the front seat were
three unshaven, tough-looking men.
Suspicious of the trio. Patrol
man Dayton asked the driver for:
his vehicle registration, which..
when produeeil. identified the man
as Henry W. Moore of Dahlonega,
Ga. However, the officer looked in
the back seat where an automobile
dealer's license plate emblem,
broken off the tags, had been
thrown. The emblem bore the
name of the Henry Moore auto
Checking further, Patrolman
Dayton found papers on the man
identifying him as James David
Moose, 24, Route 4, Dahlonega. The
patrolman also found that the
car's radio had been removed and
the spare tire In the rear trunk
Inquiries to Dahlonega author
ities disclosed that the car had
been driven away on November 13
from the Moore agency by a man
who posed as a prospective buy
tSe# Auto Tkier? Pace 3)
WNC Champion People Getting Over
Million Dollars In Refund Payments
Of New Plan
More than 5,500 employees of
the Champion Paper and Fibre
Company are now receiving refund
checks representing the money
they have contributed under the
company's former retirement plan,
according to Reuben B. Robertson,
Jr., president of Champion.
This refund is one part of Cham
pion's new profit sharing plan
which provides that 15% of the
company's profit before taxes will
be set aside to provide past service
retirement, disability, health care
and death benefits for employees,
without requiring employee con
tributions. Any balance of the
15% that remains will be divided
among the accounts of employees
in the profit sharing plan.
Employees who participate'! in
the former retirement plan, until
the new profit sharing plan be
came effective, and who elected to
withdraw their contributions, arc
receiving checks ranging from a
few dollars to several hundred
The employees receiving these
refunds represent about 60% of
the employees of the company.
Employees not receiving checks in
clude those who >yere not eligible
to participate In the former re
tirement plan because they had
not been with the company three
' years, and those who decided to
leave their refunds on deposit.
The total refund to all employ
ees of the company will amount to
I more than 2',i million dollars.
Over a million dollars in re
fund checks will be distribut- -
ed in the Western North Carolina
area to employees of Champion's
SLIGHTLY SPATTERED but happy is year-old Danny Peragine
of Hackensack, N. J. as he polishes ofT a chicken leg in training
for Thanksgiving when he wil lattack his first piece of turkey?
with all the accessories. Millions of other Americans through
out the nation tomorrow will Join Danny around the dinner table
?to give thaks for this country's many blessings and to enjoy
the traditional family feast.
Union Services, Football
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i To Mark Area Holiday
Of CIO Attend
i Alabama Meeting
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jseven members of the CIO from
Waynesville and Hazelwood recent
, ly attended the District 8 Council
. | Convention of the union at Gads
den, Ala. They were:
' | Rufus Massie and J. C. Crayne
' | of Local Union 345 at Wellco Shoe
11 Corp.. and Florence Drinnon, Eliza
> beth Mitchell, Mrs. BUI Hampton,
, Mrs. Lonnie Bishop and Lucius
Cagle from Local Union 277 at the
I Dayton Rubber Co.
Mr. Crayne and Miss Drinnon
I are on the executive board of the
? council. Delegates at the conven
tion were from six Southern states
?North Carolina, Tennessee, Ala
' bama. Georgia, Mississippi and
1 The convention was brought to
' a close last Saturday when dele
' gates were taken for a tour of the
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co's.
plant at Gadsden.
Business will be suspended in
the WaynesviUe area tomorrow in
observance of Thanksgiving Day
as the nation once more pauses to
count its blessings?as did the
first settlers at Jamestown in 1620.
Churches in WaynesviUe, Hazel
wood, and Clyde will Join together
tonight and tomorrow morning for
union services commemorating
Thanksgiving Day. Clyde's ser
vices will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight,
in WaynesviUe at the First Meth
odist Church at 9 a.m. Thursday
and in Hazelwood at the Hazel
wood Presbyterian Church, also at
9 a.m. tomorrow. ?
Although the traditional Canton
Waynesville football game will not
be played this year, because of
state regulations, a football game
will be offered to lovers of the
sports tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. with
the Western Carolina Catamounts
meeting the Charleston Air Base
Rebels at the WTHS stadium. The
tilt will be in the nature of a
homecoming ? with four former
Mountaineers in the Western Caro
lina starting lineup.
In WaynesviUe a Thanksgiving
message will be brought by the
Rev. T. E. Robinett, pastor of the
First Baptist Church, while the
Rev. James Y. Perry, rector of
Grace Episcopal Church, will lead
the prayers and reading of the
Scriptures. The host pastor, the
Rev* Earl Brendall. will preside.
A union choir will be under the
direction of Mrs. Fred Martin of
the First Methodist Church. Men
from the WaynesviUe Presbyterian
Church will serve as ushers.
An offering to be taken at the
services will be divided among or
phanages of the four WaynesviUe
At Hazelwood. the Rev. Archie
Graham, pastor of the Hazelwood
Presbyterian Church, will bring
the message, assisted by pastors of
the other participating churches?
Hazelwood Baptist, Hazelwood
Methodist. Church of God, and
A^ Clyde, the Rev. George C.
Starr, Jr., pastor of the Clyde
Methodist Church, will preach a
sermon on the theme, "The Tenth
Other churches will be repre
sented at the Union service will be
the Church of (|pd and the Louisa
J. E. Massic left last week for
Avon Park, Fla., to spend some
time. He was accompanied by Tom
Minett To Get Wings Of
Jet Pilot On Dec. 4
Aviation Cadet Cyril W. Minett
of WaynesviUe will receive the
silver wings of a jet pilot when
Class 55-E graduates on Dec. 4 at
Greenville Air Force Base, Miss.
During his course of instruction
at GAFB, he learned to fly the
T-33 jet, the trainer version of the
Cadet Minett is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Minett of Waynes
Miss Margaret Kinsland of
Welch St., Waynesville, who was
injured in an automobile accident
on Haywood St. last Friday night,
is 16 years old and not 14 as was
reported in an account of the mis
According to Miss Kinsland's
mother, the accident also took
place shortly before midnight in
stead of at 1:30 as The Mountain
eer was informed.
She was taken by Bill Potts to
Haywood County Hospital, where
she was treated by tir. James |
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Annual Christmas Gift
Guide Edition On Monday
The annual Christmas Gift Guide edition of The Moun
taineer will be published on Monday.
Many new feature* have been prepared for this edition.
Hundreds Of photographs of gift suggestions will be a part of
the edition, as well as numerous items describing what Is new
in gifts today.
The staff of The Mountaineer have been at work on
ninny details of the edition for some time.
Fifty-six Haywood County men
were assigned draft classifications
Tuesday by Selective Service
Board 45. They were:
Class 1-A (available for induc
tion) ? Billy Lee Duncan, James
Thomas Kelley, Donald Dale Hono
michal, Robert Hatfield Stretcher,
Jr., Kenneth Charles Fish. William
Gifford Farmer, Carroll Dale Mat
thews, Jimmy Lanning, Charles
Montgomery Henderson. Brannon
Mease Smathers, June Z. Gibson.
Class 1-C (enlisted) ? Bruce
Thomas Smith, Willard Lee Dock
ery, Johnny Herbert Price, Val
Class 1-C (inducted) ? Richard
Blaine Parham, Lamar Everett
Killian, Melvin Bryant Early,
Roy Henry Stuart. Paul Hamilton
Allen, James Weaver Parkins,
Reeves Edward Payne, Robert
Randolft Sutton, James Claude
Caldwell, James Homer Greene,
Doyle Hoyatt Jordan, William
Howard Trull, Bruce Leon McKin
nish, Billy Joe Lowe, Fred Alton
Rogers, James Gordon Hall, Jackie
Class 1-C (reserve) ? Walter A.
Pinner. Lester Garland Woods,
Sammy Lee Wiggins, James How
ard Mehaffey, Robert Earl Rob
inson; Bill Haney, Jimmy Martin
Inman, Billie Bruce Woody,
Charles Russell Sanford.
Class 4-F (rejected) ? Robert
Sanford, Samuel Medford Rhine
hart, LeRoy Reece, Wade McKin
ley Reece, Carl Lynn Stanley. Troy
Vonroe Pressley, Charles Harold
Class ID (reserve) ? Paul Mel
(See Draft Board?Page 3)
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