IgrlTHE Waynesville Mountaineer |s?&h|
? Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County t\i I'd* Eastern Entrance Of The Ureal Smoky Mountains National Park ^ f'
NO. 99 11 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 13, 1954 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
10 B. Saunookc In Address Here Says:
liaiis Need Aid
Bndev Bird Suunooke, of
? to,d members of the
BL here: 'There is a bit
BT unique situation at
Kuation is not bright, and
W^son I hate presented
H^joner of Indian Af- I
Kfi is the most effective
Kj he put into use lor the
?ipound chief welcomed
KhI that citizens of ad
Kounties to Cherokee.
Bpgressmcii Senators, tile
Kofthe Interior, and Coiu
K on Indian Affairs, ask
? the Federal Government
E, In withdrawing from
Bfcunooke is emphatic in
E that the real estate Oi
Kkfe Reservallon not be
E jssigned to members of
E in order to keep "spec- ,
? from grabbing the whole ^
? reservation is known and
Ed as the Qualla Cherokee
E comprising some 56.000
?here is at present approx-'
? 607 homes occupied bj
E Indians some in very
?Leimn< with a population 1
Eiflely 3,300. Of this num
Eare perhaps a few who
?eligible to participate In
Eets. Therefore, it will be
Eessary to have a new roll
Etd since the last roll is j
Ei 30 years old and n.i
E the final roll at that j
? there is a possibility of
E funds later to be dis-1
? The governing body
E the Council that preccd
?esent Council unanimous
E a resolution petitioning
Bess of the United States
?such legislation as neces
Borizing the Secretary of
?lor ind Commissioner of
Eairs to provide for such
?(referred to. which is on
? the proper authorities in |
?wide adequate facilities
?transfer ana registration of
?(rs of possessory right
?r contracts pertaining to |
?ate between members ol
?Mth proper surveys to dc-,
ipecific boundaries of their
hrough cooperation with
lOffice of the Commission
?dian Affairs furnish ade-'
nlities for hospitalization,
and clinical care of mem
?ie Cherokee Tribe.
Micipating the eventual
"1 of the Federal Govern
? sponsoring the educa
te Indians?Page 2)
REV. JAMES V. PERRY. JR..
will be ordained into priesthood
in special services at the Grace
Episcopal Church Wednesday. '
(Complete details on pase tour,
of second section.)
Area Is Being
The first of 100 deer have been
released in the Harmon Den Wild
life Management area. The section
of the county .near Cold Springs,
has been designated by the North
Carolina Wildlife Resources Com
mission as a closed section to all1
There were 14 deer released in 1
the area Thursday, according to!
Earl Williams, wildlife protector in >
Haywood. The refuge assistant for
the aria is Earl Saunders, who is1
now living at Maple Springs, and
will soon move nearer the Harmon
Th# deer released Thursday were :
trapped at the Mt. Mitchell Wild
life Management area, and brought j
here for release. The trapping will
continue from different areas. J
Williams said. Some trapping will I
be in Pisgah, Daniel Boone, and
Bent Creek sections.
Williams said that does will be
stocked at the ration of five or six
to every buck.
The Harmon Den area is the
newest area to get trapued deer in
a means of increasing the herds in
a section of Haywood.
Twenty-seven Haywood County
men left here today for Knox- |
?-illo to be inducted into the arm
d forces. They were:
June Z. Gibson, Route 1, Can
ton; Troy Carver, Route 2. Clyde; j
Robert Doyle Teaster, Route 4,
Waynesville; Thomas Max Robert-1
son, Route 3, Waynesville; Verlin
Troy Shelton, Route 4, Waynes
ville; James Kelly Love, Route 1,
Canton; Donald Dale Honomichal,
Hazelwood;Lester Smith, Route 1,
Waynesville; Billy Lee Duncan,
Route I, Waynesville; James Thom
as Kelley, Route 1, Waynesville;
James Frank Birchfield, Hazel
wood; Michael Haynle, Canton;
Lowell William Messer, Route 1,
Canton; James K. Sanford, Enka;
Charles Carl Hawkins, Canton;
Luther Sutton, Maggie; Gerald Wil
liam Owens, Route 2, Canton;
Charles Clinton Jenkins, Route 2,
Clyde; David Scott Wilson, Waynes
ville; James Paul Moore, Hazel
wood; Jack Neal Harkins. Route 2,
Canton; Kenneth Walther Brook
shire, Canton; Earnest Junior Led
"ord. Route 1, Clvde; Dowell Beu
"ord Rathbone, Wftynesvllle; Wil
liam Earlv Beasley, Route 1,
Clyde;! Joe Bob Haney, Canton,
and Wayne Allen Carswell, Route
Major Cecil Brown of the Sal
vation Army has announced that
her organization is again this year
working through the Welfare De
partment in securing names of
those needing assistance this sea
son. . I
"We are doinc this in order to j
save any duplication of assistance."
she pointed out.
Every year, some names of fami
lies that seek aid are dropped in
to the kettles on the streets on
Christmas eve, but that is too late,
and besides, the final arrange
ments and check of the Welfare
list will be completed by then, the !
Lions Club Will
Begin Dime Board
Here On Friday
Waynesvillc Lions Will start i
their annual Dime Board Friday in ]
an effort to raise about $1,800 for
L. L. Lyda, chairman, said a sur
vey of the schools In this area,
showed over 100 students deserv
ing assistance in the way of
clothing. The club plans to spend
about $10 per child this year, the
chairman pointed out.
Boy Scout Troop 2 ?
For Christmjas Cheer
Boy Scouts of Troop Two arc
making a solicitation of food.!
clothing and toys which they plan
to distribute to needy families, ac
cording to Walter James, scout
master of the troop.
The Troop Is sponsored by the
To Work At Oteen
Members of the American Le
gion Auxiliary of Hazelwood will
go to Oteen Thursday. December
16, to work in the Gift Shop.
piber Of Commerce
(Elect Officers Dec. 14
'PPointcd at a meeting
by John N. Johnson J
f*sident of the Waynes
*l?ood - Lake Junaluska J
^Commerce, to nomin- \
ate new officers to serve the Cham
ber during 1955.
Named were Henry.Tuttle. chair
man; W. L. Turner, and Robert H
Winchester, who will make their
report at the next meeting of the
directors of the Chamber of Com
merce on December 14.
To be elected will be a presi
dent, vice president, and treasurer
Twelve new directors were re
cently named by the C. of C. Four
others will be carried over from the
old board?including Mr. Johnson
as immediate past president. Rep
resenting the three areas in the
Chamber will be Rev. J. W. Fowl
er, of Lake Junaluska, G. C. Fer
guson of Waynesville, and Law
rence Davis of Hazelwood.
Also to be named will be repre
sentatives from the Waynesville
and Hazelwood Lions Club, Rotar"
Club, Kiwanis Club, Jaycees, and
Representing the press will be
W. C. Russ of The Mountaineer
?nd radio Kenneth Fry of statior
WHCC. Western North Carolin"
Associated Communities and the
North Carolina Park Commission
also will have a mmeber on the
Chamber directors Monday nieht
discssed the organization's program
for the coming year ? especiallv
the hiring of a full-time execu
tive secretarv. '
Officers elected at the next
Chamber meeting will take office
immediatelv Present officers in ad
dition to Mr Johnson are J. H.
Wnndv. vire president, and M. R.
Whisenhunt. treasurer. Mrs. F. H.
Mnrley is secretary
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Pjjty, aunny and cool. ?
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A WELL-KNOWN OLD GENTLEMAN from the North Pole stop
ped by Saturday night at the Towne House to spend a few mo
ments at a party given by the WTHS Tally Ho club. Before going
out on another pre-Christmas call, Santa was given a hand in ad
justing his costume by Tally Ho president Betty Jo Shope.
Leo Leslie Will Head
Red Cross Drive In March
Leo Leslie was named roll call
chairman of the Red Cross chap
ter here, as the board of directors
held their annual meeting.
Mrs. Felix Stovall, chairman of '
the Gray Ladies unit of the Red
Cross. was named chairman of the
women's division of the annual j
The board filled several posi-1
tions on the organization, includ- '
ing naming Mass Edna Sunimer
row, treasurer, and for directors,
named Rev. Archie Graham, Hazel
wood, Kurt Gans. and Mrs. VV. D.
Ketner. These will fill the vacah- j
cies of three whose terms have ex- <
pired: Mrs. Frieda Kr.oph, Mrs.
R. N. Barber, Jr., and Rev. M. R.
Mrs. Heinz Rollman and Mrs.
Carl Ratcliffe were named as co
chairmen of the Junior Red
Mrs. Dave Hyatt, chairman of
the chapter announced that the I
bloodmobile would be here Jan
uary 25. and the quota would be I
The directors named R C. Shef- |
field and Clyde Fisher as co- j
chairmen of the blood bank for
1955. They will be in charge of i
recruitment of the January visit of j
The annual membership quota
for the organization will be about
$5,000, Mrs. Hyatt said. Tentative
plans are to stage the membership
roll call early in March.
Mrs. Stovall in her report for
the Gray Ladies pointed to the
aid with the bloodmobile visits,
the July show of entertainment for
veterans at Oteen, visits to the
local hospital, and raising $700 for
the blood bank, which is a vital
part of the program.
Mrs. Ethel McDarris is execu
tive secretary of the local chapter.
Charles Alley To Play
In Opera Orchestra
Charles Alley, son of Mrs. Doyle
D. Alley, Waynesvillc, has been
chosen as a member of the orches
tra for the two operas being pre
sented Dec. 14 and 15 by the Okla
To Remain Open
To handle Christmas mailing,
the Waynesville postofiice will
be open this Saturday until 5:30
while the Hazelwood postoffice
will remain open until 5 o'clock,
it has been announced.
Roth will be closed on Christ
mas and New Years Day.
Waynesville Postmaster Enos
Boyd said that early Christmas
mailing is a little ahead of that
a year ago, and expressed the
hope that the public will not
wait until "the last minute' 'to
mail Christmas cards and pack
Moved Off Pisgah
The heavy machinery has been
moved from the Parkway project
in Pisgah, between Bridgers Camp
Gap and Devils Court House. The
move was made for the winter,
The Mountaineer learned.
The 3-mile section of the Park- j
way link is scheduled to be com
pleted in the spring of 1935, and
will afford a complete loop trip |
from Waynesville via the Parkway.
Sherwood Forest and Lake Logan,
over Highway No. 276.
The elevation at Bridgers Camp
Gap is 4,450 while at Devils Court ,
House it is 5,.816 feet.
Safe Driving Day' Will
3e Observed With Series ;
Of Programs Wednesday
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S-D Day is "fiaic Driving Day,
in Wednesday, December 15.
All major traffic-safety organ!
ations in the nation have been
-nlisted to promote S-D Day, to
'emonstratc dramatically the need
"or personal responsibility for
?afety, and the need for the public
?both drivers and pedestrians ?
'o support safety programs.
For the campaign in Waynesville
snd Hazelwood, Mayor J. H. Way
tnd Ma\or Lawrence Davis, have
Issued a joint proclamation,
designating Dec. 15 as Safe Driv
<ng Dav. Ken Fry heads the dem
onstration for Wtoynesville, and
Chief Roy Stephen* for Hazel- j
A dramatic demonstration of the
results of careless driving will take
place. Elford Sutton of Taylor
Motor Company will n*e hi* wreck
LI iw " a " n vnv vi v ui iiii vu^n
Hazelwood and then through Way
tiesville, between 10:00 and 11:00
M. on Wednesday. Chief Steph
;ns will have the Hazelwood ,lun
or Safety Patrol participating,
and after a parade through down
town Hazelwood, the motorcade
Mill go to Hazelwood Elementary
School, where students will hear
about the accident which wrecked
The Tpen-Ape Safe'v Club of
Waynesvllle Township High School
will participate. A member of the
Hub will address the high school
assembly on Tuesday morning. 011
aafe driving. Members of the club
will participate in the wrecked-car
leinonstration. with police cars
rrom Waynesvllle and Hazelwood,
with Chief Noland of Waynesvllle
and with Corp. Pritchard Smith of
the State Highway Patrol.
New School Plant At Bethel
Rated One Of Best In South
? ? ^
Five directors were named at th'
meeting of members of the Hay
; wood Horse Show Association, Inc.
here Saturday night as, plans were
made for the 1955 program.
C. C. League, persident. report
ed a "successful year" with a ne*
profit of $4,721, and over $5,000
spent on permanent improvements
! of the show grounds.
The five directors named for a
three-year term were: Jack Felmet.
A. M. Sale, John R. Carver, J. H.
Matney and T. Henry Gaddy.
League called a meeting of the
board of 15 directors for Saturday
night, at Spaldon's, when officers
for 1955 will be named. League
said officers would include a presi
dent. vice president, secretary and
a treasurer. These would come
from the board of directors. The
board will also discuss the naming
of a manager for the 1955 show, he
Recommendations for 1955 were
made by League. He explained that
the proposals were based upon ex
j neriences gained this year, and in
1. That the horse show pro
gram be shortened in order to per
mit spectators to get home not lat
er than 10:30 for the night per
2. That judges be restricted in
the time allowed for judging
3. That changes be made in
methods of ticket sales, exhibitors
passes, and gate facilities.
The directors will take these mat
ters under advisement at their
meeting. League pointed out.
The Association shows in their
,*eport that life memberships of the
association brought in $2,790 last
year, and receipts from the Horse
Show showed $9,614, and miscel
laneous receipts an additional $60
for a total of $12,614.
The expenses of the show
amounted to $7,481, and other ex
oenses during the year were $261. |
totaling $7,743. The net profit of
the show was $2,132. and the com-!
bincd net profit of the show and!
memberships totaling $4,721.
League's report showed that $5.
079 was spent for permanent im
provements and fixed assets. These
included: both barns remodeled;
a new 26-stall barn constructed;
'wo show rings built; modern light
ing system purchased and install
ed; the 20-acre site fenced; water;
'ines to permanent and temporary
^tables installed; rest rooms built; |
Tea leveled and much of old saw-1
mill foundations and accumula
tions. of dirt piles removed.
The report. League said, showed j
I hat during the year the net worth j
of the Association increased by $4.- j
721. The net worth, he said, were,
in permanent assets and improve-'
ments, and that the Association did !
not have any cash surplus. He fur
ther added that the present facili
ties. while not completely adequate,
were sufficient for the 1955 show.
The five members on the board
who have one more year to serve
arc: Harry M Sherrell, Tom
Moody, Dr. Doris Hammett, Mary
Medford, and L. E. Sims. Those
with a two-year term to serve, in
clude: C. C. Leacue. W W. Mor
gan. J. A. Ratcliffe, Will Frazier.
and Dwiglit Williams.
homa City University Opera Work
j Glenn Brown was re-elected j
1 president of the Haywood Bar As
sociation. as were other officers in
the annual meeting of the group
James H. Howell, Jr.. is librarian,
and Sidney Truesdale is secretary-1
The Bar Association made out (
the January civil court calendar
with 35 to 40 cases appearing on
Annual Party For
Blind In County
Set For Sunday '
I The five Lions Clubs in Hay-1
i wood are completing plans for
j their annual county-wide Christ- j
l mas party for the blind.
| The party this vear will be held
| at the First Baptist Church, Can
! ton. December 19, from two to
j The guests of the clubs are giv- -
en gifts, after a program of enter-:
tainmcnt. which often features
some of the blind.
Play Replaces Meeting
Of PTA At Hazel wood
Hazelwood School PTA will nol .
hold its regular monthly meeting
this month, it has been announced |
by Mrs. William Prevost.
Instead.' patrons of Hazeluood
School have been asked to attend I
a plav to be held at the school
auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. '
Members Of Guard
Have Annual Party
The first platoon of Tank Com-I
pany, 120th Infantry, North Caro-!
Una National Guard, held its an
nual party at the Waynesville j
\rmory Friday night.
A dinner was prepared by com- j
>any cooks and a program present- j
ed by Lt. Albert C. Jones, platoon j
leader, and M/Sgt. George M. Mil
Bingo was also played.
Night At School
By BOB CONWAY
| "Bethel the Beautiful" <as the
BHS school song goes* is far more
beautiful today than formerly with
j the addition of a new three-unit
| elementary school building built
| at a cost of $532,000.
The new structure is a major
part of Haywood County's $2,000.
000 school bond building program
now in its last stages with con
> struction of ^ gymnasium and
cafeteria at Crabtree-lron Duff
and another cafeteria at Fines
Other units which have been
completed are a new Central Ele
mentary School in Waynesville,
science building, gym. and cafe
teria at Waynesville High School,
and gym at Clyde.
In addition to 24 new class
rooms for elementary and junior
high students, Bethel also has a
new gymnasium, which will hold
1.100 persons in modern seats; a
cafeteria seating over 400, a li
brary which will accommodate 80
students, clinical room, offices,
teacher's lounges, custodian's clos
ets, and a number of other up-to
date school facilities.
Unit A contains three first
grade. three second-grade, and two
third-grade rooms. Each are "self
contained" in that they have a
restroom, wash basin storage clos
et, and work benches, for each
pupil. Unit A also contains two
general restrooms, store room and
custodian's supply room, and a
number of attractive drinking
Although alike in design, the
rooms in Unit A, as well as the
other two units, are decorated in
\ different colors -? mostly pastels.
And the old-time blackboard has
given way to a new model of
green, which is believed to be
niorp rputfiil nn
Unit B has 10 classrooms ? one
third grade, three fourth-grade,
three fifth, and three sixth ?
each with accommodations for 33
students Here the students have
chairs with Wrting surfaces -? for
both right-handed and left-hand
Another new feature through
out the building is full-length mir
rors in each room, now required
by state law.
Also housed in Unit B are a
new cafeteria which feeds more
than 900 students daily and can
seat over 400 at one time: a li
brary, with pale blue walls and
seats for 80 students: a clinical
room where county public health
nurses can examine students, and
lounges for men and women teach
The new school offices include
one room for a secretary and an
other for the principal. One of the
principal features here is a large
fireproof "walk-in" safe, which
will protect the school's records
and money from both fire and
Another new wrinkle at the
school is a sheltered loading plat
form where students can board and
leave school buses without getting
wet in rainy weather.
Unit C contains Bethel's impres
sive new gymnasium and six more
classrooms ? three seventh-grade
rooms and three eighth-grade.
(See Bethel?Page 2)
Program Announced For
WTHS Christmas Concert
The program for the annual
j Christmas concert to be given at
8 p.m. Thursday by the Waynes
I ville Township High School band
has been announced bv Charles
F. lslev, director of music at
The first oart will include three
numbers bv the band: "A Christ
mas Fantasy," bv Lillva, "Sleigh
Ride' 'by Anderson, and overture
to "The Messiah" by Handel.
Part II wil linclude a number of
Christmas songs and carols by the
WTHS chorus, among them:
1 "The Twelve Days of Christmas,"
' ' 1
i arranged by Hoggard; "Christmas
! Song," arranged by Ringwald;
| "Carol of the Bells," arranged by
Wilhouskcy; "Slumber Song of the
Infant Jesus," by Gevaert: six
carols ?? "Lo How a ltose E'er
Blooming." "Awav in a Manger," (
"What Child Is This?". "Lulfay,
Lullay Thou Tiny Child," "While
By My Sheep," and "Sing Gloria1
"Mary, Mary, Where Is Your
Baby?" by Hairston. "Carol of the
Questioning Child" by Kountz. 1
apd "Gesu Bambino" by Yon.
Fart III of the Christmas con- '
(See Concert?Page 2) '
YMCA Program Explained
To Members Of Lions Club
(See Picture, Page 5)
The advantages and general pro
gram of a YMCA were explained to
members of the Lions Club by
George Simmonds, inter-state gen
eral YMCA secretary.
Simmonds pointed out that a
YMCA program helps youth who (
want to do the right thing by pro-1
viding the facilities for youth to
work, and use.
In a brief history of the YMCA
movement in this country, the sec
retary said there were about two
million members in this nation,
with 30 per cent of them women
"The YMCA uses trained, pro
fessional leaders for the program," j
Simmonds said, "and in that way.j
present a program that is benefi
cial to all concerned."
Simmonds talked of the program 1
in Canton, and the many phases of
the work which is being carried on j
there. The talk here was made in
view of the proposals that Waynes-,
ville might be interested in the*"
establishment of a YMCA at some
Tom Reeves, president of the
Canton YMCA, presented the
(See YMCA?Page 2)
(Thh Inform* tie* era
piled from Record* e?
Stale Hlrtww Patrol.