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II PAGES Associated Press WAYNES VILLE, N. C., MONDAY'AFTERNOON, DEC. 20, 1954 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ti?G ftfcW snUw, purchased from tunas
I to the Wayncsville Lions Club Dime
wrre these children at Belk-Iludson. ac
companied by Lion Jerry Rogers.
te Officials Asking
tk Service To Improve
jhway 441 Into Smokies
(By Assofiated Press)
Luther Hodges of North 1
? and Chairman A. H.
Graham of the State's High
mmission urged the Park
(here today to build and
i more national park roads
IB asked for improvement
pi road from Cherokee to
ik) Gap near the Tennes
tio the/Great Smoky Moun
|Uonal Park. He said the
he this road to the feder- j
k not been reconstructed
ly years and Is antiquated
hrly in width. It should be
lor safety sake," said Gra- 1
Governor also asked for a
il of a federal permit for an
lile access road to Mt.
IL He said the State has no
onnecting with State roads
through the park.
' also discussed with Diiec
irad Wirth of the Park Ser
fcral plans for the seashore
i Dare County.
am said trallic is increasing
t at Oregon Inlet that four
B be needed next summer
IJ service instead of C
State officials spoke of the (
' road construction in the
I Sock section of the Great
Mountain National Park.
"J- 441, from Cherokee to
M Cap, has long been con
toadequate to handls the
?bme of traffic over the
< road The surface of the
*? is full of holes, the edges
off. and the cruves ex
sharp in addition to the
officials have long ago
1 the road as dangerous,
stsif-date for the present
'Arable cloudiness, windy.
,J with snow flurries likely
Tuesday. partly cloudy and
"led by the State Test Farm:
Ma*. Min. Pr.
' ... 48 30 .02
! 46 31 .64
Talk By Francis
R. C. Francis, of Ratcliffe Cove,!
Haywood County's noted farmer
humorist. recently addressed the
20th annual meting of the Prairie
Farms Creamery, a dairy cooper
ative at Olney. Illinois.
"Mr. Bob" flew to Illinois for
the meeting, which was attended
by 800 dairymen and their fami
lies. His subject was "Why the
Cows (pome Home."
A story and a picture of Mr.
Francis also were featured in the
organization's publication. "Prairie
The county's "Will Rogers" was
invited to address the Illinois meet
ing by a member of a TV A group
which toured this region last sum
mer and heard Mr. Francis speak
at the Waynesville Country Club
PatrpI Finds Liquor
In Car At Saunook
Herman Arrington of- Balsam
has been bound over to Superior
Court after a hearing before Jus
tice of the Peace J. J. Ferguson
on a charge of possessing and
transporting non-taxpaid liquor.
Arrington was arrested in Sau
nook by Cpl. Pritchard II. Smith
and Patrolman V. E. Bryson of the
State Highway Patrol, who report
ed finding nine half-gallon jars of
white liquor in his car.
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To Have Yule Program
The annual Christmas play and1
tree will be held at the'Richland
Baptist Church Friday evening.
December 24, beginning at 7:30
A play entitled "Christmas Eve
and All Is Well" will be presented
by a cast of forty characters from
all classes of the Sunday School.
This will be followed by a visit
by Santa Claos and an exchange
In Two Towns
Dime boards operated by Lions j
Clubs in Waynesville and Hazel- i
wood are now in operation and will
remain open until Christmas, it has
L. L. Lyda, chairman of the,
Waynesville Dime Board program, I
announced that $1,500 already has
been spent to buy shoes and cloth
ing for underprivileged school chil
dren in this area.
He asked that persons who can
not get in town to contribute to I
the?Dime Board, either mail in,
their donations or call him tat!
Liner Real 'Estate! to have their
money or check picked up.
Waynesville's Tank Company.
120th Infantry, North Carolina Na
tional Guard, once again has been
rated "excellent" by federal in
spectors from Third Army Head
quarters. Ft. McPherson, Ga.
In regard to the inspection he!
conducted of Taijk Company at the
armory here on November 4. Lt.
Col. Joseph C. Matthews of the \
Third Army Inspector General's;
'The unit has gained a net total '
of ten enlisted men since last in
spection. Organization was excel
lent and manning board attractive
ly designed. Armory is adequate,
centrally located and frequently
used by community groups. Out
side area is sufficient for tank
driving and little training of that
nature can be conducted except at
camp. Morale was high. Training j
was excellent, and company offic
ers appeared to have devoted a
great deal of time to formulation
of lesson plans and preparation
for instruction. Supply and ad
ministration were in general super
"The unit meets all require
ments for continued Federal
Tank Company now consists of
five officers and 72 enlisted men.
Vacancies still exist for one of
ficer and 36 enlisted men.
Applications arc being accepted
from eligible young men between
(See Guard?Page 8)
League Re-elected Head Of
Horse Show Association
The .Mountaineer's annual
Christmas edition will be pub
lished Thursday and will contain
greetings from business firms and
individuals. Christmas features
j and pictures, and *eneral news of
Haywood County concerning holi
I day activities.
Publication of The Mountain
eer after Christmas will be re
sumed on Thursday. December
, 30. There will be no paper on
Monday. December '7,
C C. League was re-elected
president of the Haywood Horse
Show Association by the board of
directors Saturday night,
John Carver was named vice
president, Miss Mary Medford sec
retary, and Harry Sherrell, treas
L. E. Sims was re-elected man
ager of the Horse Show which will
be staged on August 12-13, accord
ing to League.
Plans are toy stage a local show
sometime in Mav. The details of
this event is still pending, the
The 2-day August show will
again feature the crowning of the
Champion Walking Horse of the
Two Carolina*. i
The deepest snowfall in Haywood j
County?11 inches?was reported
at the Salvation Army Citadel at j
an elevation of 4,400 feet.
The temperature at the CitadeY
his morning at 8 o'clock was 5
above zero, according to Major
Another reading of 8 above was 1
reported by the Mountain Experi
ment Station at RatclitTe Cove.
Snow on Soco Gap averaged be
tween . and 10 inches, Patrolman
Harold Dayton of the State High
way Patrol estimated today.
Cpl. Pritchard H. Smith of the
patrol said that State Highway j
Department crews worked all night j
on Soco to keep the highway pas
sable, although traffic was light, '
a number of cars did cross the I
mountain, the corporal said.
The snow ranged between two j
and three inches in the Canton '
area and between three and four '
Although there was considerable
skidding of cars on Waynesville's j
icy streets early last night, no ser
ious accidents occurred since traf
fic was moving slowly.
Three accidents were investigat
ed by the State Highway Patrol
and two others by Waynesville po
lice during the weekend. One wo
man driver was injured and one
man was cited for a traffic viola
Mary Rum Robinson of Canton 1
suffered a sprained shoulder when
her 1950 Oldsmobile left the high-1
way on a curve and overturned in
a field in the South Clyde commun
ity at 8 p.m. Saturday, according
to Patrolman W. R. Wooten of the
State Highway Patrol.
Damaee to the car was estimat
ed at $250.
James Wesley W'arren, 204'
Meadow St.. Waynesville, was
ehareed by the State Patrol with
failure to report an accident, which
occurred about midnieht Saturday
when his car ran off the road and
overturned into a creek on the
Dellwood Road near the intersec
tion of Routes 284 and 19.
Damage was estimated by Patrol
man Wooten at $300.
Electrical power in a small area
of Clyde was knocked out about 9
p.m. Sunday when a 1949 Chev
rolet driven by Shirley H^ney.!
Route 1, Clyde, skidded in the snow J
and struck a power pole near the
Silver Moon Cafe.
The pole, containing a transform
er, was broken in two by the j
force of the blow, Patrolman Woot
Both accidents in Waynesville oc
curred Friday night during a
downpour of rain, according to
Police Chief Orville L. Noland.
One mishap took place near the I
A.& P. super-market on South j
Main St. when a Buick, driven by !
Freddy Garrett, struck an electrical
pole near the market, causing the
power to go off in the immediate
A short time before the accident.
Garrett had picked up two other 1
boys?Clifford Bolin and Hubert
Another accident on Main Street
involved a car driven by Eula Mae
Price of Fines Creek and a parked
truck owned by Rogers Electric Co.
Chief Noland said the Price car
struck the truckv parked in front
of the shop.
REFRESHMENTS were enjoyed by these Per
sons Sunday afternoon during the sixth annual
Lions Club party for the visually handicapped
persos of Haywood County, held at the First
Baptist Church in Canton. The county's five Lions
Clubs Joined forces to sponsor the event.
Town Files Answer To
Suit Brought By County
The Town of Waynesville and
Haywood County Library Board
have answered the charges of the
$75,000 law suit filed by the Hay
wood Board of Education over the
ownership of the Central Elemen
tary School property.
The Board of Education is. suing
to regain possession 01 tW ytffcNr* 1
ty, on which they placed a valu-j
ation of $75,000. The Town and
Library Board were deeded the:
property by three trustees upon
the basis of a law passed by the:
1953 General Assembly, which
"authorized the newly appointed
trustees to deed the property to
the town, and the Library Board,
for their possession after the Coun
ty Board of Education discontinued
using the property for school pur
The county is still using the
building as a storage warehouse,
and has not given up possession.
The case is on the calendar for
the January Civil Term of Court
which convenes January 10, with
Judge Moore presiding. This is one
of the 43 cases scheduled for trial
at the term of court.
The Board of Education in their
complaint, set forth that the trans
action and transfer was unconsti
tutional on the grounds that no
money passed in the deal.
Because of the many technical
ities in the case, a number of pre
dictions have been made that the
(See Lawsuit?Page 8)
Masons To Hold Special
Program Christmas Day
The Knights Templar Christmas
Observance Program will be held
in Waynesville Masonic Hall at
12:00 Noon Saturday, December
The program will last approxi
mately 45 minutes and the public
is invited to attend.
Christmas Play To Be J
Given At Fines Creek
A play entitled, "Make Room for
the King" will be presented by the
young people of the Fines Creek
Memorial Baptist Church Thurs- |
lay evening beginning at 7 o'clock, ;
Everyone is invited. 1
Even When On
In case there's aoy doubt a
~ bout it. y?u ARE required to dim
your lights on a four-lane high
way, such as the one between
Lake Junaluska and Canton.
That was the word today from
Cpl. Pritchard Smith uf the
State Highway Patrol.
Cpl. Smith said that although
bright headlights are not quite
as bothersome on a broad high
way as on a narrow one, driv
ers on wide roadways still should
dim their lights to avoid "blind
ing" other drivers.
Dimming headlights is espec
ially important in the winter
time, the corporal said, because
of the poor driving conditions
brought on by ice and snow.
Tour Is Set
Four Wayncsville homes will be
open to the public tomorrow for
the Richland Garden Club's an
nual Holiday House Tour. The
hours will be from 3 until 5 o'clock
in the afternoon and from 7:30 un
til 10 o'clock in the evening.
Included in the tour will be the
homes of Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Cur
tis on East Street, Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Massie on the Pigeon Road,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baermann in
Grimball Park, and Mr. and Mrs.
David Hvatt on Walnut Street.
The homes will feature both
traditional and modern Christmas
arrangements. Callers will be re
ceived by members of the spon
soring club at the first three homes
and Mrs. Hyatt will be assisted by
the Mountain View Garden Club
of which she is a member.
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Little Deer Comes In
Town To See ''
Waynesvllle had an unusual
visitor last week.
A cute little deer?a frisky
doe put in her appearance in
town to look things over, and
maybe looking for a glimpse of
Rudolph with the "red nose."
The bright lights, the Christ
mas music, and the hustle and
hustle of Christmas apparently
was Just too much to keep little
Miss Deer on the water shed and
she came to town?well, almost
to town. She got as far as the
wooded lot back of Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Massie's home near the
The bright-eyed doe looked
over the baek fenee of the Msssie
garden fence about noon. Pretty
?oon members of the Wildlife
Commission wwf on hand trying
to find the deer, for fear It might
become frightened and start on
a rampage down Main Street,
and do untold damage. A fright
ened deer is no respector of show
windows, and new cars, and will
go into a plate glass window, or
dent up a car without a moment's
Karl Williams, Wildlife Ward
en. checked for two days in the
area for the deer, but failed to
find it anywhere. He figured
some dogs chased the deer from
the watershed, and after a brief
visit in town, the doe decided
there was no place like home,
and under the cover of darkness
had returned to the 9.000-acre
tract of I protected mountain
The sixth annual Christmas par
ty for the visually handicapped of
Haywood County, sponsored by the
county's five Lions Clubs, was held
Sunday afternoon at the First Bap
tist Church in Canton.
Approximately 20 blind and par
tially blind persons attended the
party, A r.iwbt-r of otbeT?
unable to attend because of weath
The program included singing
of old-tim^ hymns; piano, accord
ion, t organ, and harmonica selec
tions by Gordon Woody of Fines
Creek; devotional bv the Rev. Da
iel Lane of Lake Junaluska and
playing of games, led bv Miss Paul
ine Williams, case worker for the
Herbert Angel of the Waynesville
Lions Club was in charge of the
program, while Dr. Hugh Matthews
of the Canton Club acted as mas
ter of ceremonies.
Refreshments were served by
Lionnesses of the Clyde Club, as
sisted by women from other clubs.
Baskets containing a variety of
fruit and three silver dollars also
were presented to the visually
Will Not Expire
Until Jan. 29
The county-wide anti-rabies
quarantine will not end until Jan
uary 29. Dr. S. W. Jabaut. Hay
wood health officer, said today.
It was reported erroneously last
week that the quarantine would be
lifted on January 1, the doctor
The quarantine was imposed on
October 29 for a 90-day period
when a Hazel wood man was bitten
by a rabid cat.
During a quarantine period, own
ers of dogs and othor pets are re
quired to keep their animals in
close confinement and are urged to
watch them for signs of rabies.
CUB SCOUTS TO MEET
Local Cub Scouts will hold a
sack meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
it Central Elementary School, it
las been announced.
Large Number Boy Scouts
To Get Promotions Tonight
Five Haywood Boy Scouts will
go up for their First Class classi
fication at the court of honor at
the court house here Monday
Don Randolph, district advance
ment chairman, will be in charge
of the meeting.
The five candidates for first
class awards are: Carl Wiggins.
Troop 1, Canton; Ernest G. Stcpp.
Troop 4, Canton; Carlton Burrell
and Paul Davis, of Troop 5, Hazel
wood, and Thomas Rigdon, Troop
Twenty-two scouts are in the
proup to advance to Second Class
work. They include: John'Berrong,
Joe Dixon, Joe Kaplan, Eldon Hall
of Troop 1, Canton; David A.
Earley, K. Michael Stepp and
Bruce H. Brings, Troop 4, Canton;
David Brown and Jimmy Barrety,
Troop 5, Hazelwood.
William O. Smith, Edward Bur
rcss, David Henson, Wilburn Rog
ers, J. Sammy Sharp, David Post
on. David Trull, Edgar Recce, and
Charles Trull, of Troop 6. Cruso;
Troy Ledford and Gary Styles.
Troop 12, Bethel, and Michael
Rudisill, Troop 16, Canton.
Twenty-three Scouts will be In
(See Scouts?Page *> ?
Increase In Bell Telephone Rates Will
Be Shown In New Bills On Tuesday
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Some telephone rates here will
bo increased, and others reduced,
following an order by the State
Subscribers here will receive
bills based on the new rates begin
ning December 21, according to C.
T. McCuiston, manager.
McCuiston said that patrons "on
the fringe of Waynesville and Lake
Junaluska" would enjoy a reduc
tion ii) that the base rate had been
changed and the "city base area"
Customers living beyond the city
base area pay at the rate for pri
vate line of 63 cents a month for
each quarter mile (airline). Now
that the city area has been extend
ed, many will not have the extra
charge. These areas include: Al
len's Creek, Howell Mill Road,
Hillside Terrace, area beyond the
Hospital, and the Dayton Rubber
Lake Junaluska has been charged
with a five-quarter mile rate, will
now be charged with a three-quart
The new base rates for Haywood
Business rates go from $8.10 to
$9.50 for one-party; $7.10 to $8.25
for two-party; $6.10 to $7.25 for
four-party and $4.05 to $4.45 for
i rural. Residential rates from $3.75
to $4.20 for one-party; $3.10 to
$3.45 for two-party; $2.75 to $2.95
for four-party and rural.
The quarter mile rate for a two
party line is 32 cents, and for a
four-party line, 16 cents, McCuis
W***g f^rka were busy today
making the" changes on the local
bills for Tuesday's issuance, the
Community Tree .
Is Planned For
Thursday At 3
The annual Community Christ?
mas Tree, sponsored by the W'avjf
nesville Woman's Club, will b?
held at the courthouse Thursday?
December 23, at 3 p.m.
The event is planned for needil.
children of the community and
children from one to six yearkj
will receive gifts. Stockings filled'
with candy and fruit will be giv-'
en to older children.
The Rev. James Y. Perry, rector
of Grace Episcopal Church, will
tell the Christmas story and
music will be presented by Mrs.
H. L. Baughman assisted by Mrs.
E. J. Stanmyre.
The Woman's Club is assisted
by other civic groups and individ
ual donors in providing gifts. The
Sub-Deb Club of the Waynesville
High School is assisting with
dressing dolls and Girl Scout
Brownies, under the leadership of
Mrs. Heinz Rollman have volun
teered their services.
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick is gen
eral chairman of arrangements.
Iron, Left Turned On,
Causes Midnight Fire
Waynesville firemen made a
run to the residence of Jack West
on Welch St. about midnight Fri
day when a blaze was set off by
an electric iron.
Fire Chief Felix Stovall said
that the iron had been left on at
7 p.m. and started a fire five hours
The iron and ironing board
were destroyed and some smoke
damage was caused.
Killed ? ? ?. 3
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