m The Waynesville Mountaineer ! !
? Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Q j.
^ NO. 98 24 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 9, 1934 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Ixpansion Of Wellco Shoe Plant Announced
Will Be Paid
Busiifess next year looks better
than 1954. according to Heinz W.
Rollman. president of Wellco Shoe
Corporation, and world-wide Ro
Search organizations, in an inter
view this morning.
Rollman announced that the firm
had completed plans for two new
items of shoes, which will mean
an expansion of the Waynesville
plant, and doubling employment
for the future.
The industrialist said: "We have
recently developed two new items
in shoes?one with a leather upper
and a pore-rubber sole, and ""
economically priced canvas shoe
with a rubber sole. Plans are to
put both items into production by
the middle of 1955, and we hope
to double production and naturally
double employment as sales of the
items increase. Employment is
now near the 400 mark."
The optimistic viewpoint came
as Rollman announced the payment
of $30,000 in the profit-sharing
plan of the firm on Dec. 15, as the
second such payment this year. The
other $30,000 payment was made
to office and factory personnel in
In the interview. Rollman was
asked several questions, which he
answered as follows:
Q. How do you consider the
business outlook and employment
outlook for the year 1955?
A. If people continue to have the
same unshaken confidence in the
stability of the country, as they
(See Welloo?Page 2)
Two more prisoners who fled
the Hazelwood prison camp Sun
day night have been recaptured
and only two are still at large.
Noland West, Jr. was apprehend
ed in Winston-Salem by a state
prison official, while Joseph Lott
was captured in Wadesboro by
the Anson County sheriff, accord
ing to Capt. W. F. Swift, superin
tendent of the local prison camp.
Capt. Swift left here yesterday
to go to Winston-Salem to bring
back West. Lott, however, will be
taken to Central Prison to be con
fined there. He is a life-term
prisoner, serving out a conviction
of second-degree burglary.
Still at large are Woodrow
Moody and Otis Levi Feerguson
who, along with five other prison
camp inmates, escaped after saw
ing through bare in their cell
Three other fugitives were tak
en Sunday night by Canton police
after the trio reached there in a
ro Head Local
Joe Milner was elected consul
omraander of the Waynesville
amp of Woodmen of the World at
he organization's last meeting. He
ucceeds Leo Buckner, Jr., who
leeomes past consul commander.
Other officers chosen were:
Carl McCracken, Jr., advisor
cutenant: Paul Franklin, bank
r; Orville Cogdill, escort; Jack
'.dwards, watchman; Billy Schul
offer, sentry; Gilbert Reeves, fl
ancial secretary; Bobby Joe Mc
lure, recording secretary, and
esse James, James Gardner, and
iCo Buckner, Sr., auditors.
Killed . ?. ? 3
(This Informs tt*? em
pUed from teeorta ?t
Stat* Highway PatraL)
|ver Davis, J. H. Howell, Mrs. Ellen
|Wy Named To Key County Posts
The board of commissioners have
named Grover C. Davis as county
attorney, J. H. Howell. Sr., as vet
erans service officer, and Mrs. El
len Woody, as assistant tax collec
tor of Beaverdam.
These three changes in the
county administration came as the
board met for the third day get
ting the many matters in order
which came to their attention
after taking office Monday shortly
Most of the Monday afternoon
session was taken with checking
bonds of the various officers of the
court house, and putting the
amounts and names of the bonding
firms on the records.
The board also accepted the
bonds of J. H. Thompson, constable
of Clyde; and F. R. Noland, of
Fines Creek. Accepted earlier
were those of A. F. Arrington,
Waynesville; W. C. Sutton, Jona
than Creek; W. H. Scott, Beaver
dam; and Farining Burress, - East
W. C. Price was also given the
oath as justice of the peace ol
Jack Allison was renamed af
superintendent of the county home
farm, and Mrs. Eula Allison a:
county home manager. ?
J. H. Howell, Sr., veterans ser
vice officer, succeeds Bruce Brown
George Queen was renamed da>
janitor of the court house, and
Charlie Smathers renamed the
The board named the three bank:
in the county as the depository foi
Ernest Chambers, dog warden
was reappointed, while Miss Nancj
B. Davis was renamed as tax as
F. N. McElroy continues as the
(See Conuataioners?Page 2>
B. J. Morrow was elected presi
dent of the Men's Fellowship
group at the Waynesville Presby
terian Church at a dinner meeting
Wednesday night at the church.
Also elected were H. S. Ward,
vice president, and Bob Winchest
er, secretary-treasurer. Mr. Mor
row was also named to represent
the Fellowship group at a district
council meeting at the Hazelwood
Presbyterian Church on December
C. T. McCuiston gave a report
on a previous district council meet
ing and discussed proposal activi
ties of the organization for 1955.
A meal at the meeting last night
was served by women of Mrs. R.
R. Kibbe's church circle.
Toys For Needy
Used toys are being collected and
repaired by members of Waynes
ville Lodge 773, Loyal Order of
the Moose, fordistribution to needy
children at Christmastime.
Persons who have toys to do
nate to this program have been
asked to get in touch with the
Marcus Electric Co., Moody Rulane
Co., Haywood Tire Co., and Kurt
A drive is also being conducted
by Moose members to collect maga
zines for patients at Haywood
?iHOWELL, SR., is Hay
Hft Veterans Service Officer.
K* named to the post by the
Hi if commissioners. He serv
K ffaynesville's postmaster
?au; years until his recent
GROVER C. DAVIS has been
named county attorney by the
board of commissioners.
(Way Road Sentence
wen Man Who Failed
) Heed Own Advice
fire fighters are gucss
fwhat has happened to the
I fire on top of Water Hock
iThe snow-bound road to the
I lie 6.100-foot peak prevents
from reaching the scene of
ill fire which w as smoulder
1 feet deep in the dry forest
Wore the snows covered
I Caldwell, fire warden, said
hd tried to reach the scene
kd to turn back because of
In and snow on the trail,
irden Caldwell said he. was
H that the fire was "frozen
and that it would not give
If blue began when campers
Forest Fire?Page 2)
i runs were made by Wayncs
?remen Tuesday, according to
Chief Felix Stovall.
'at noon was to the residence
fl Cunningham on the Dell
load where slight damage
IUsed by a defective flue. The
"out when firemen arrived.
' smoke damage was caused
'faulty stove In the trailer
??f Oreenarch on the Hall
?d when firemen answered
^ 11 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
l/i m I
^">8 and colder tonight. Fri
mii .Vayncsv"le temperature
^ ? by the State Test Farm.
\1ar Ul. D.?
I'llUt ? l?V?
6 49 25 .35
42 25 .40
, 40 8 ?
49 12 ?
. "But. shurruf. I can't go to jail?
! I gotta preach at ten thuty, I just
gotta?" stammered a 60-year-old
drunk, as Sheriff Fred Campbell
gently took him by the arm in
the Maggie section at 3:30 Sunday
"How can you sober up enough
in seven hours to preach?" the
sheriff asked the stuttering, and re
sisting man. "You better come on
'< and we'll talk about the preaching
part later," the sheriff continued.
"My con-gashun 'spects me. and
I aims to be there," the drunk
stammered further, as he began to
use his full strength to break away
from the officer.
Seeing that he could not out-talk
the sheriff, the drunk started to use
force, and attempted to fight the i
officer, but was told in plain Eng
lish that he was in enough trouble
wtihout adding another charge of
resisting an officer, and perhaps
Ten-thirty Sunday morning
came, and the man was still woozy.
So one came to post his bond this
time, as had been the case once
before, when he was arrested for
I being drunk and disturbing the
I peace. The sheriff on that occasion
(See Road Sentence?Page Z)
Horse Show Folk
Will Name Board
The annual meeting of the Hay
wood Horse Show Assoeiation will
be held at the court house, Sat
urday, at 7:30 p.m., it was announc
ed today by C. C. League, presi
Five directors will be named
for the 1955 board, League said,
and all life members of the as
sociation are expected to attend
this annual meeting.
The association sponsored the 1
Carolina Jubilee Horse Show last 1
August, and about 10,000 attended
the two-day show.
Other officers of the Horse '
Show Association are. H. W. Sher
rell, vice president; Miss Margaret I
Perry, secretary, and Dr. Doris B. <
Hammett, treasurer. 11
County Agricultural Group
Elects Holloway President
Virgil L. Mollaway, county farm <
agent, was elected president of the i
Haywood County Agricultural i
Workers Council at a meeting held i
Tuesday afternoon at the court
Also chosen were B. F. Ncsbitt, j
vocational agricultural teacher at (
Crabtree-Iron Duff High School, '
vice president, and Miss Jean
Childers, assistant home demon- .
stration agent, secretary.
Discussing the annual Baby *
Beef Sale held at Knka In No- c
vembcr, the agricultural workers
igreed that 4*H Club and FFA
nembers should enter only one
:alf in the event.
Jt was also decided that special
efforts will be exerted to see that
ill animals entered from Haywood
bounty at Enka will be in the
prime" and "choice" grades.
Next year the Agricultural
Workers Council will meet at the
Courthouse at 3:30 p.m. on the sec
>nd Tuesday of each month.
VISITORS TO BETHEL, even those without 20-20 eyesight, will
have no trouble mistaking the identity of this building as four
foot high letters proclaim it to be the home of the Bethel Blue
Demons and Belles?two of the county's top basketball teams.
The new tym will seat more than 1,100 persons in "foldawmy"
seats when opened to the public in January. (Mountaineer Photo).
12-Room Lodge; Old Mill
Renovation Projects Of
Two South Carolina Men
A 12-room lodge on Fie Top
Road is well under way, and plans
1 are to have it completed by spring,
according to H. T. Stewart, form
erly of Florence, S. C.
The place has been named
"Smoky Shadows Farm" by Stew
art, who is also a partner in the
ownership and operation of the
Coye Creek Mill.
The mill is being operated by
Karl Rogers, also of Florence. The
108-year-old mill, bought from
Temp Phillips, is being renovated,
and several major improvements
made, Rogers said. "None of the
improvements are to change the
appearance, or take away from
the 'ripe-old-age' of the place, Rog
The mill is now servicing
stores with their products and
Rogers said that as soon as the
Pigeon River Road is completed,
he plans to build a tourist unit,
and a gift shop to operate in con
nection with the mill.
Touch Of Spring
In Air - Over At
, Wellco Shoe Plant
Monday was the coldest day
of the winter, according to the
' weather report, but at the
I Wellco Shoe plant, spring was
in the air.
The 362 employees at Wellco
1 began making the new spring
and summer line of shoes. The
change-over from the winter
lines to the warm weather line
' was made without loss of jr.
hour, it was learned from plant
The plant now turns out be
tween 5,600 and 6,000 pairs of
shoes daily?enough for every
man, woman and child in Way
nesville to get a new pair daily.
The shoes are sold in all 48
$100 Nearer To
New Orleans Trip
As of today, the 50-piece WTHS
symphony orchestra is about $200
from being able to accept the invi
tation of playing a concert in New
Orleans before Southern music in
The goal was $300. and a few
friends and an organization came
forth with about $100.
The parents of the 50 musicians
have underwritten $2,500 of the (
expenses. Charles Islev. director I
of the music at the high school |
estimated that $2,800 would be
needed for the trip and all ex- i
No public solicitation will be
made for the funds. Those want- |
lng to help make the trip possible
should contact director Isley.
New Offices Are
Added At Wellco
Workmen have just completed
the addition of four new offices
for Wellco Shoe Corporation. The 1
new offices are on the second ?
loor, and have an outside entrance.
Heiriz Rollman, president, said
the additional office space is nec-,
essary due to the increase in
business of the firm.
REV. EARL H. BRENDALL | /
Dedication Bethel's New
School Units Set For 15th
(Other pictures Pases 2 and 6)
Bethel's new elementary school
building ? including two class
room units and a large gymnasium
? will be dedicated in ceremon
ies next Wednesday night in the
new cafeteria, starting at 7 p.m.
With Principal C. C. Poindexter
presiding, the first part of the
program will include:
Advance of the colors by Troop
12 of tbe Boy Scouts, national an
them by the band and audience,
pledge of allegiance to the Ameri
can flag, led by Scout Eddie Wells;
invocation by the Rev. Henry
Hope, pastor of the Bethel Pres
byterian Church; presentation of
flag of Waynesvitle order of Wood
men of the World; "In Memoriam,"
and recognition of officials and
Presentation of the master key
to the new school will be made by
Architect Lindsey Gudger to Mark
Kirkpatrick, chairman of the coun
ty school board. Clifton Terrell,
chairman, will accept the key for
the Bethel District Schools com
mittee, while Mr. Poindexter will
accept for the school.
Lawrence B. Leatherwood, sup
erintendent of county schools,
will deliver a dedicatory address
and the Rev. Oder Burnett, pastor
of the East Fork Missionary Bap
tist Church, will give a dedicatory
The band and audience will then
sing "America"' and "Bethel the
Beautiful." after which the Rev. L.
B. George, pastor of the Bethel
Methodist Church will deliver the
The final event of the event
will be a tour of the building and
serving of refreshments in the
cafeteria by the Bethel School
The new Bethel School facilities,
built at a cost of more than a half
million dollars. Include two units
with a total of 24 classrooms, a 1
-afetcria which seats more than !
tOO. a library, clinical room,
cachers' lounges, principal office, '
valk-in safe, and a gymnasium ]
which will seat more than 1,100 in
'foldaway" seats, and a large
vater tank. Parking facilities al- c
o are being constructed on the c
eff Reece t
ro AF Academy
Jeff Reeoe has been nominated h
> compete for a place in the first n
lass to be admitted to the United C
tatcs Air Force Academy, which J
as been established at Lowry Air L
orce Base, Denver, Colo.
Nomination of the cadets is bas- ""
1 on scholastic aptitude, charac
x and leadership and participa
on in athletics and other extra
The Academy has been establish
1 by the Congress of the United
:ates and will begin functioning
ith its first class of Cadets in
ily, 1955, The Academy will be I
rated permanently at Colorado
It will be the primary purpose
the Academy to train and in-:
ruct the Carets to be officers of
e Air Force. These men will
ad the governing staff of the
(See Jeff Reece?Page 2)
The Waynesville Lions Club will
set up its Dime Board at noon on
Friday, December 17, at has been
announced by L. L. Lyda, chair
man of the Lions' health and wel
The Dime Beard will be operat
ed throughout the day until Christ
mas by Lions members to raise
money to clothe underprivileged
school children. Last year the
board raised $1,500.
Next week the Lions will visit
schools in the Waynesville area to
pick up needy children, who will
be outfitted with shoes and cloth
ing. Claud Rogers, a Lions mem
ber, will coordinate the program in
Another Dime Board will be set
up in Hazelwood by the newly or
I ganized Hazelwood Lions Club.
Explanation Given For
Cutting Cemetery Trees
Many questions have been asked
about the cutting down of trees
in Green Hill Cemetery.
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
today gave the answers.
"The trees are being cut by the
owners of the lots, and not by the
Town. The large mature trees are
being cut because of their dis
turbing of headstones, or are po
tential sources of danger of fall
ing and breaking headstones,"
About seven or eight trees j
have been cut so far, and all were ,
cut as a means of protecting
property, the town official ex- '
None of the trees cut have been ,
on cemetery property, but all have ^
been on privately owned lots, over ,
which the owners have complete
Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Barber and s
small son, Larry, of Ipswich, .
Mass., former residents of Waynes- J
villc, arrived yesterday to spend -
the Christmas season with Mrs. J
Barber's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. _
H. Way. J
At Fines Creek
The only traffic accident report
ed in the Waynesville area during
the past several days was that in
volving a coal truck, driven by
George Arnold, 23, of near Mid
dlesboro, Ky.. which crashed into
an embankment when its brakes
failed on the Max Patch Road in
the Fines Creek community at
Arnold, who was not hurt, told
State Patrolman V. E. Bryson that
he turned his truck into the bank
to avoid injury to himself or com
plete loss of his truck. Damage
to the vehicle was estimated at
between $300 and $400.
Arnold was coming to Hazelwood
from Eastern Kentucky.
Brendall To Head
The Rev. Earl H. Brendall. pas
tor of the First Methodist Church
in Waynesville, has been elected
^resident of the Haywood County
Ministerial Association for. 1955.
He succeeds the Rev. Archie Gra
iam, pastor of the Hazelwood
Presbyterian Church, the retiring
>resident of the association.
Other officers named were the j
tev. James Y. Perry, pastor of
Jrace Episcopal Church in Way
lesville, vice president, and Major
>cil Brown, superintendent of j
he Salvation Army citadel at Max
Captain James Henry, com- j
nandcr of the Salvation Army,
tsheville, was the speaker.
JEFF IU I ( I
LOCAL STORES WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL NINE O'CLOCK FRIDAY ||