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,0th YEAR NO. 2 16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESV1LLE, N. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 6, 1935 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Suit - Appointed Central Elementary School Trustees Issue Statement
Compromise Sought In County vs. Town Suit
rea Groups Opposed I
> Toll On Parkway
VIY MKDFOKI) is serving as
ge in tlie State Senate, Ra
u He is the son of Senator
Mrs. William Medl'ord. Jim
is enthusiastic about his
;, and promised to write an
1? for The Mountaineer de
iint his duties. This picture
made two minutes before he
Wajmesville for Raleigh. He
just as happy as he looks.
t (Mountaineer Photo).
les tax collections in Novem
1954, Showed a sharp increase
the isame figure a year ago,
rding to figures published by
1 Retailer.'" official bulletin
le North Carolina Merchants
llections for November, 1954.
led $35,653.08 as compared to
$32,300.07 for November,
iring November 1954, Hay
I ranked second in Western
h Carolina only to Buncombe
so high were the collections
fctober, -954, which amounted
les tax collections are regard
s one of the most reliable
neters of business conditions
e CDP program for 1955 will
iscussed at a meeting of of
5 and directors of the Hay
County Community Develop
at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the
lissioners room at the court
announcement of the meet
rged every officer and direc
o be present because "many
ions in regard to the coming
s work must be made . .
w president of the Haywood
is Jack Ray of Iron Duff, who
lamed along vvith other offic
uring the Tobacco Festival in
The North Carolina Park Com-1
mission. Waynesville Chamber of I
Commerce, and the Haywood Coun
ty Highlanders this week Joined
> the ranks of organizations opposed
to the plan of the National Park
Service to impose a system of tolls
for vehicles using the Dlue Ridge
The NPS proposal came to light
on Monday when Virginia congress
man Burr P. Harrison wrote to
Conrad L. Wirth, director of the
National Park Service, expressing
strong opposition to charging tolls
on the Parkway.
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley of Waynes
| ville. secretary and budget officer
of the N. C. Park Commission, said
that Mr. Wirth, in a letter dated
December 23, to Kelly Bennett of
Bryson City, chairman of the com
mission. explained the toll plan
I this way:
\ "Knowing of your interest in the
j matter. I am calling to your at
i tcntion, prior to making a public
announcement, this Service's plans
1 to commence the collection of auto
mile. house trailer, motorcycle, and
commercial passenger vehicle fees
on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Vir
! ginia and North Carolina, on May
1. 1955. the beginning of the next
' travel season.
"Automobile, trailer, and motor
: cycle fees for the Parkway were
established in 1942. but because of
the advent of the war and subse
quent restrictions on construction
' work and travel, collection of the
tees was not initiated at that time.
Initiation of the fee collection was
akain considered in 1948, but it
was postponed again because it
was felt that the construction of the
Parkway was not far enough along
! tow ard completion.
"The fee collection is being in
itiated to conform to the Federal
Government's policy of recovering
at least a portion of the cost of
providing facilities and services,
such as those provided on the Blue
Ridge Parkway, from persons who
(See Parkway?Page 8)
Body Of Cpl. Rogers
En Route To States
The body of Cpl. Gerald E. Rog
ers is en route to the United
! States from Sukchon, North Korea,
according to information receiv
I ed this week by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Hub S. Rogers, of Route
Cpl. Rogers was the first Hay
wood County casualty of the
Korean conflict. He died in action
November 4, 1950.
The body will be taken to Wells
i Funeral Home in Canton and mili- j
i tary rites will be conducted at the
Riverside Baptist Church at a
j date to be announced.
Rubber Workers Local
Meets Here Saturday
A membership meeting of Local
277, United Rubber Workers, CIO,
will be held at the union hall over
Patrick's Cafe at 3:45 p.m. Satur
day, it has been announced by
president Lloyd Cogdill.
The hall will be open at 2 p.m.
for the benefit of union members
working the 3-11 shift.
A $50 door prize is to be award
ed at the meeting.
ajelwood Lions Club
>^4ake Clothing Drive
t-flb/ehvood Lion* Club will
uct? the second porchlight
for the Clothing Closet As
tlM Tuesday night to gatli- j
windy, and warm with
today, Friday, partly
d by the State Test Farm:
Max. Min. Pr.
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cr badly needed children's items,
it has been announced by Mrs.
Roger Walker, president of the as
The Waynesville Secretaries
chapter also will assist in the cam
paign, which starts at 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. Walker said that the Cloth
ing Closet, situated on the third
floor of the county courthouse,
has completely exhausted its
stock of children's clothing and
has had to turn away needy young
sters in the last week or two.
The Lions will accept donations
of clothing or monetary contri
butions to purchase necessary
items, it was pointed out. Al
though the need is greatest for
children, adult's clothing also will
be welcomed, Mrs. Walker said.
The first porchlight drive for the
Clothing Closet was conducted by
the Waynesville Kiwanis Club
November 30. i
ftfa^neivill* ?? N.<?.
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an recognition of her generooitg la
giving the William 3htrder,!Fer gusou
home to lie Jtaijwood ^otmtg^uhlic .
?ibr arg and on behalf of the people of
Jtagwood tfountg and future gencretixms
mho will use andenjog ihisgift, we the
JBoard of Trustees, hare executed and delivered
this Testimonial of Appreciation to
ZhU tht 15th of i\c*mVer T954
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FOUR MEMBERS of the Haywood County Li
brary Board presented Mrs. Maude F. Watson and
Mrs. Mariorie Blaylock, colorful hand-engrossed
plaques Monday, in appreciation for their S40.
000 gift of the W. B. Ferguson home place to the
Library. The plaques were made by Marshall
Cooper, of Canton. Members of the board pres
ent in Hickory when the two plaques were Riven
were: State Senator William Medford. Glenn C. ,
Palmer. Mrs. T I.. Gwvn and James L. Kilpatriek.
Miss Betsey Lane Quinlan was also present.
Other members of the board signing the plaques i,
included. J. II. Howell, Sr., chairman, and Fred
After a three-day delay because
of the impassibility of a road in the
lower Fines Creek community, stu
dents at Fines Creek School have
returned to their classrooms, ac
cording to Superintendent of
Schools LawTer.ce B. Leatherwood.
The reopening of the school was
made possible. Mr, Leatherwood
said, because of work done by the
State Highway Department in open
ing an alternate route over the
Kirkpatrick road for two school
buses and grading done by the Ma
con Construction Co. to permit a
third bus to pass over the road,
which has been deep in mud.
The sunshine and wind of the
last several days has also helped to,
improve the situation considerably,
the superintendent pointed out.
The delayed reopening of Fines '
Creek School was recommended I
by a representative of the transpor
tation section of the State Board
of Education who wrote Mr. Leath
erwood that heavy damage prob
ably would result if the three
school buses involved tried to get
over the^hret-mile stretch of N.C.
109, which lias been under con- j
Students affected by the road
conditions ? approximately half1
of the school's 362 enrollment ?
were those residing in the White j
Oak, Panther Creek, and Laurel
Highlanders To Discuss
Annual Tourist Booklet
'The executive board of the Hay
wood County Highlanders will
meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday with
president L. E. DeVous at Hillcrest
Resort to discuss publication of
the group's annual tourist accom
The booklet was discussed by the
Highlander membership Monday
night at a dinner meeting at the
To woe lloa?e.
County Milk Purchases Set
At 804,648 Gallons In '54
Mrs. Charles Eldridge Quinlan.'
the former Miss Annie Gudger.
died unexpectedly Wednesday
morning at the Palmer House
where she was spending the winter
Mrs. Quinlan, widow of the late
Charles K. Quinlan, was born in
Waynesville, January 15, 1876
j and spent most of her life here.
She was the daughter of Judge 1
J. C. L. Gudger and Mary Goodwin
Willis Gudger and was a descend
ant of pioneers of Haywood
She attended the Waynesville i
schools and the Woman's Cpllege
of the University of North Caro
lina in Greensboro.
Mrs. Quinlan was a leader in
the civic, social, and religious life
of the community. Possessing a
deep interest in public welfare,
she served for many years as a
member of the Haywood County
Welfare Board and no worthwhile
movement was launched without
her efficient assistance.
She was instrumental in pro
moting and developing the Hay-1
(Sec Quinlan?Page 8)
A total of 804.64;; gallons of
milk was purchased from Grade-A
dairies by Haywood County resi
dents during 1954. it was disclosed
Tuesday by sanitarian Jack Arring
ton of the Health Department.
However, this figure does not
actually represent the total milk
consumption in the county because
of the fact that many farm fami- ,
lies have their own Cows.
(Farm Agent V. 1,. Hollow ay
said that Haywood County has
approximately 8,290 dairy cows
on its farms and estimated of
that number about 6,000 are
"family" cows. He added that ;
these cows average about 4,000
pounds of milk per year.)
Mr. Arrington said that the aver
age consumption of milk last year
was 45t? pints of milk per resident
in Haywood County?representing
a decrease of 4' \t pints from 1953.
In 1955, however, a new record for
milk consumption will probably be
set because of the state's new
milk program in the public schools
?started last fall, the sanitarian
Mr. Arrington listed these fig
ures for Grade-A milk purchased
from five dairies:
Sweet milk, 651,897 gallons;
buttermilk. 46,272 gallons; skim
milk, 25,287 gallons; chocolate
milk, 39,270 gallons; raw milk,
36.000 gallons; cream, 5,922 gal-,
Waynesville Kiwanis Club ;
Installs Officers For 1955
Hyc Shcplowitch, Wayncsville
merchant, was installed as presi
dent of the Kiwanis Club Tuesday
night by J. T. Chiott of Asheville,
former governor of the Carolinas
District of Kiwanis.
Mr. Shcptowitch actually has
been serving as Kiwanis Club
president since July, 1954, follow
ing the resignation of Charles Un
derwood, owing to the press of
Also installed were Kay Pleiness,
vice president; Dr. W. M. Nance,
secretary, and Joe Howell, treas
Addressing the Kiwanians, Mr.
Chiott said that some of the maj
or objectives for 1955 of Kiwanis
1. To enhance the spiritual life
of the American people by sup
porting the work of the nation's
2. To make V. S. schools the
best possible training ground for
3. Strengthen community and i
family life and strive to eliminate
the conditions that cause juven
4. Work for an effective pro
(Sce Kiwanis? Page 8>
January Civil Term Of
Court Opens Monday \>
Park Travel Is
CJp For The Year
More than two and a half mil- |
lion people visited the Park in
1954. according to the official re
port of the Park Service on trav- j
el in the area.
The reoort shows 2,536.879 j
people entered the Park during
1954. The peak was hit in July
with 566,413, followed by Aug
ust when 559,863 entered the I
area. June had 367,039, with Oc
tober ahead of September bv a I
score of 266.136 to 242.189. 1
January was the low month with
This is the largest travel year
since the Park was dedicated in
$300 Pledged To
New Orleans Trip
Individuals and organizations,
have promised to contribute the!
S300 minimum needed to assure!
the 50-piece WTHS Symphony
Orchestra s going to New Orleans
for an appearance at the Southern
Music Educators Conference in
Charles Isiey, director of the
."vl'isic Department of the school,
a.d that while the minimum had
been pledged, there is still room
for additional contributions, "since
the trip is being planned on a close
inaigin of expenses, and nothing
allowed for incidentals." The treas
ury is still open, he said.
The 50 musicians will leave here
March 23rd for New Orleans via a
chartered bus and one car. They
will play on the 25th, and return
here about the 28th
The orchestra is the only high
school orchestra in North Caro
lin west of Charlotte, and was in
vited io play before the musical
conference, which is made up of
public music teachers in high
schools and colleges throughout the
Farents of the members of the
orchestra underwrote the major
part of the expenses for the trip.
The $300 will apply" towards trans
22 Adults Enroll
Classes At H. S.
Twenty-five interested persons
met Tuesday flight to get details
of the electronics class which is
starting at the high school as part
of an adult education program.
About 22 will begin the classes
tonight, as three found the Tues
day-Thursday schedule was im
possible for them to meet.
Classes will begin at seven and
continue for two-and-a-half hours
twice a week. Yates Burgess, teach
er of electronics at the high
school, is instructor of the class
The special committee for the
course, which will stress electronic
fundamentals the first unit, arc:
M. H. Bowles, Lawrence Leather
wood, Fred Martin, Norman Grant.
J. VV Killian and Jack McCrarken.
A total of 43 cases are listed on | (
the motion uocn.fi. iur iue j?uuai> .
civn iciiu 01 autienor court. wiucu .
win convene neie ivionuay wini ,
ouufet- van iv.. iuooie 01 iva pie- j
'tne highlight of the civil term (
win come on tne last oay ot court,! l
i aursuay, January M, wnen a test I,
case oetween tne uaywoou County I
board ox education and the 'town 1 (
ol Waynesvme is scntuuted to Dei
The suit has been filed to deter
mine ownersnip ot the old Central
Elementary (school building, abah
doned as a school last January 4,
which is claimed by both the town
Cases listed on the calendar are:
Monday, January 10
Rollman vs. Presnell et al.
Waldroup et als. vs. Pressley.
Taylor vs. Hill.
Duvall vs. Osborne Roofing &
Browning vs. Weissinger Lumber I
Rogers vs. Crisp et al (Macon
Uncontested divorce cases will
be tried on this date at the conven
ience of Court and Counsel.
Tuesday, January 11
llolbrook vs. Howell. Adm'r.
(See Court?Page 8)
Polio Set '
Two singing programs will be
staged in Haywood Sunday after
noon for the benefit of the Polio
At two o'clock the annual bene
fit singing program, in cooperation
with the Havwood Singing Conven- '
ton will be staged at the court i
At 3:30 a two-hour program will
be staged at the Champion YMCA,
also for the Polio Campaign.
The program here has in the
past, attracted a capacity attend
ance at the court house, and Rev.
j C. L. Allen said indications were
| that Sunday will see the courtroom |
! filled to overflowing.
Last year $300 was contributed !
by those attending the program.
Floyd Baldwin, of Lake Juna
j luska. is president of the Haywood
(See Two Singings?Page 8)
40 Gallons Fresh
A running still?and a running
operator?(were captured by of
j ficers on Browning Branch Wed
j nesday morning.
Sheriff Fred Campbell, three
j ATU officers and two ABC offic
ers, made the raid on a 40-gallon
sheet iron still and nabbed Henry I
Smith, 62. who was charged with i
manufacturing. Smith was bound
over to the May term of Federal
Court by Commissiiner J. H. How
ell. Jr., under a $300 bond.
Sheriff Campbell said Smith had
made about four gallons of liquor,
and had 100 gallons of mash on
hand, which would have made a
bout eight more gallons for the
The still was on a hill, in the
edge of the woods above Smith's
! row nasturc officers said
The three court-appointed trus
ees ot ine Central isieinemary
>cnooi property toaay, in a lorin
ii staieiueni, asaea mat me Diock
>quare property Oe soia ana ine
proceeds oe used tor renovating
ine rerguson piace as a moucrn
County Ltorary, The trustees, in
meir statement, pointed out mat
such action would end the lawsuit
between me county Board 01 tuu
cation and the Town ot "Waynes
vine over ownersnip ot the proper
The three trustees, Jonathan
Woody, Mrs. Charles E. Kay and
W. Hugh Massie, in the signed
statement, said they felt the recom
mendation would meet with coun
The statement of the tliree trus
tees is as follows:
"The 1953 Legislature passed a
law directing the Clerk of Court
of Haywood County to appoint a
Committee to convey a small part
of the Central Elementary School
property in Waynesville to the
Haywood County Public Library.
The remaining property was to be
deeded to the Town of Waynes
ville. We, the under-signed, were
appointed to this Committee by
the Clerk and acted in this matter
as the law directed. There was no
"A controversy has arisen as to
the validity of these conveyances.
A law suit has been started be
tween the County Board of Educa
tion and the Town of Waynesville
and the Haywood County Public Li
brary to settle this controversy.
"Our Committee does not know
whether these conveyances were
valid. Whether this property he
longs to the Town of Waynesville
(See Lawsuit?Page 8)
$180 Damages As
Car Hits School
Bus Near Canton
About $180 damages were done
to a school bus and passenger car
Wednesday morning, just East of
Canton, according to Patrolman
W. R. Wooten.
Patrolman Wooten said David
Oren Creasman. of Candler route
one. driving a 1955 Ford, ran in
to the back of a school bus driven
by Kenneth Ray Snyder. The of
ficer estimated $30 damages to the
bui and $150 to the passenger car.
There wee no injuries.
Creasman was charged with fol
lowing too close, and improper
Library Has New
New Saturday hours have been
announced for the Haywood Coun
According to Miss Margaret
Johnston, librarian, the library
will be open continuously from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. every Saturday.
The decision not to close for the
lunch hour was made in order to
serve business people during that
No change has been made in
the regular hours for the remain
der of the week. The library is
open from 10 a.m. until 12 noon
and from 1 until 5 p.m. each day
except Wednesday when it is clos
ed all day.
BOOKMOBILE LIBRARIAN ILL
The Bookmobile of the Haywood
County Library will not be in op
eration tomorrow (Friday) because
of the illness of Mrs. Frances
Jones, bookmobile librarian.
Killed .... 0
Loss. ? $1,030
(This Information com
piled from records ot
State Highway Patrol.)
Mountaineer Grid Banquet
Set Monday Night At WTHS
Waynesvlle liigh's 1954 football I
team will be back in action again
Monday night, but the Mountain
eers won't be out for touchdowns i
and extra points?only for a tasty <
roast beef dinner, the coveted I
block "W" letter, and a few words
of wisdom on the gridiron sport, i
On that night, starting at 7:30 ]
p.m., in the new WTHS cafeteria, !
the Waynesville Jaycees will hon- <
or the Mountaineers and their i
The principal speaker will be i
Gene Wike of the Ashcville Sports 1
The program also will include
the awarding of letters by Coach <
C. E. Weatherby, head football <
coach; presentation of the "Most 1
Valuable Flayer" award by Super
intendent of Schools, Lawrence
Lcatherwood; short talks by line
coach Bruco Jaynes and junior
varsity coach Bill Swift, and music
by a WTHS boys trio.
Tickets for the banquet, at $1.75
apiece, arc now on sale at Charlie's
Place and the American Fruit
Stand end the Smoky Mountain
Grocery on Balsam Road in Hazel
A number of patrons of WTHS
ire being asked to buy one ticket
[or themselves and another to pay
[or the meal of a football player.
On the Jaycees committee in
charge of the banquet are Hugh
Constance, chairman; Bill Burgln,
II. C. Turner, and Andy Blanton.