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\ )th I- A It NO. 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVMLLfc., N. ( MONDAY Ah I h.RNOON, JAN. 10, IMS $^.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
mtracts Are Let For New
'assrooms At 2 Schools
Sen Wounded During
ootings On Weekend
re Visitors At
I Sunday Than
/Any Other Day
records for visitois to the
y jail were broken Sunday.
' was the largest rowd to
" visit the jail in ore day," ,
, rs said.
- 'dell Evans, jailer, st'd he
? 9 persons in jail for Smday
fast?the largest numlyr in
icers could not explain the
influx of visitors ex- !
it "was a pretty day, ind '
were more people in jiil
"usual?including four vo
, , , ? ??,!?
I'i whereabouts of \Villi?m
?Cjf Guitter, 36, and his 8-yeir
n were still unknown to of
4 this m orning.
warrant, has been issued |
Nig Gunler with taking his 1
rld son, Robert Steven Gun
i the fhild approached the
vood Ahool Thursday motn
'he boy was a student in the
jfiff Red Campbell said that
IG under, who moved heic
.Buncombe county two weels '
[ibceived a letter written ok
ing paper, and mailed at
, | quoting Gunter as saying;
ved the boy better than any*
in the world, and was going*
nk after him." )
? boy is alleged to have been
vd by his father, as the stu
approached the school. The
ent by taxi to the Hazelwood
nffice. where the boys' school j
were mailed back to the !
r. Carl Hatcliffe, principal
school, said today that the
te of books had been receiv- !
Gunter swore out a war-'
charging her husband with
Gunter was recently given
rary custody of the boy by
icombe county court, after
ition papers were signed bv |
iter lived in West Asheville
a week ago.
One man was in a critical con
dition, and another painfully, but
not seriously hurt, as the result
of two shootings in Haywood Sat
urday night, and early Sunday af
Alfred Arrington, of Waynesville.
was critically wounded by a 12
gauge shotgun blast as the result
of an altercation on Sulphur j
Springs Road about three o'clock
Sunday, according to investigating
officers, including members of the
Sheriff's Department, and the
Lloyd Moore, of Fines Creek,
was expected to be released today
from the Haywood County Hospital,
after being treated for wounds re-!
ceived when 80 shots from a 16- j
gauge shotgun hit him about the
lower back and legs around 10:30
Saturday night. The shooting was
near his home.
Charged with assault with a
deadly weapon and confined to the
Haywood County jail pending the
outcome of Arlington's injuries is
Wes Queen, of Waynesville. Offi
cers said today that bond would be |
set for Queen just as soon as the
attending phyisician made his for-i
mal report on the condition of Ar
Deputy Gene Howell, one of the
investigating officers, said that Jim
and Alfred Arlington, brothers,!
(See Two Shot?Page 6)
Dr J. Frank Hammett will leave
Sunday for Durham where he will
begin a year's post graduate train
ing in Anesthesiology at Duke Uni
versity Hospital. During his ab
sence his wife, Dr. Doris Hammett.
will continue the practice of
' I)r.?Hammett began the general
practice of medicine in Waynts
viiie in December, 1951. following
two years in the U. S. Army during
which he was stationed at the
Army Hospital in Albuquerque,
New Mexico and at the 10th Sta
tion Hospital in Korea.
He received the Bachelor of
Science degree from the Univer
sity of Georgia and the Doctor of
Medicine degree from Bowman
Gray School of Medicine. He in-.
terned in the University of Iowa
Hospital. Iowa City. Iowa.
Dr. Hammett will resume his
general practice at the completion
of his special training.
>lio Sings Net $773 I
i dollars in excess of last'
total was raised at the an- I
polio sl&ging at the court- '
yesterday, making a total of 1
%ith which to get the drive f
?< way ten '
?apacity crowd was entertain
V.the 13 singing groups who '
dpated on the two-hour pro
. The money was raised
Ivor offering during
T the polio sing, Rev.
nd Tom Queen, and
ic Haywood County
ention, Floyd Bald
drow Rowland com
for the program,
t, business and pro
Irman, spoke to the !
mk cooler Monday. Tucs- a
^Bcloudy and cool.
Baynesvillc temperature t
MBl by the State Test
Max. Mln. Pr. f
;jB 65 51 ?- 1
L 54 20 .... C
fc^JL 56 17 ... 1
^B 54' 30
group briefly on the drive and
Mrs. Edgar Wilson discussed the j
Aork being done for polio patients
?t the Orthopedic Hospital in
Groups participating yesterday
ncluded the Shelton Trio, The
Inman Sisters, Parker Duet,]
shorty Wilde Quartet, Floyd Bald- ?
vin Quartet, Webb Trio, Old Tim- ]
?rs Quartet, and the Rowland \
family, all of Waynesville; the i
Slantonaires, Melody Five, Rogers
Quartet, and Smith Family, of
sylva; and Debbie Justice, soloist,
At Canton a total of $471.50 was j
?aised during a sing Sunday after
loon at the Champion YMCA.
sponsored by radio station WWIT.
Part of the money was contrib-1
ited by the audience at the
fMCA. The remainder was given
>y persons listening in on the
?adio whose pledges were collect
?d by solicitors from the Canton
<iwanis Club and Clyde Lions
In charge of arrangements for,
he sing at Canton, attended by ,
iOO persons, was W. C. Sanford of 1
riyde. Carroll Sexton and Ed I
itorie of WWIT acted as masters ]
if ceremonies and Freda Hipps
md Mary Sue Mann of the radio
tation staff handled telephone
alls for monetary pledges.
Two other sings for the March
if Dimes, arranged by Mr. San
ord for this week, are at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday at the Woodland Baptist
'hurch at Clyde and at 7:30 p.m.
'hursday at Crabtrec-Irou Duff
ligh School. (
Contracts for additions to local
schools have been approved by the
county and state boards, and work
is scheduled to begin soon, accord
ing to Lawrence Leatherwood,
county superintendent of educa
S i x self-contained classrooms
will be constructed at Hazelwood,
and the present plumbing and heat
ing systems modernized. The gen- j
eral contract for this work went to
Jerry Liner of Lake Junaluska.
The M. B. Haynes Electrical Com
pany. Asheville, got the contract
for electrical work: Harry Hyatt,
the heating and Dover Plumbing
and Heating Company the plumb
The total contract was $74,165.
The East Waynesville project
will be the addition of three self
contained classrooms. The contract
oriee was $35,571, and the same !
films will do the work.
The prices of the contracts in- !
Superintendent Leatherwood said
plans were to push the work and j
have the projects completed in
time for the opening of school in
ihe fall of 1955.
To Operate 2
Dime boards for the March of
Dimes will be operated in both
Waynesville and Hazelwood by the
Waynesville Rotary Club on six ;
days this month, it has been an
nounced by Leo Weill of Waynes- |
ville and Roy Wright of Hazel- '
wood, dime board chairmen.
The dime boards to raise funds
in the fight against crippling polio
will be open on Friday and Satur
day. January 14. 15: Friday and
' Saturday, January 21. 22, and Fri- ,
day and Saturday, January 28. 29. j
On those days, the Waynesville j
; board w ill be operated from 8:30
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. In Hazelwood.
the board will be open from 3 un
til 5:30 p.m. en Fridays and from
10:30 until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday s.
Waynesville solicitors will "be
Rotarians Paul McElroy, Dr. John
Penny, Charles Rav, H. P. McCar
rpll, Dick Barber, Kenneth Fry, S.
W. Connatser, James Kilpatrick.
Ben Colkitt. Rev. Earl H. Brendall.
Adm. W. N. Thomas, J. H. Howell.
Harry Millar, Bill Ray, David
Hyatt. Hugh Massie. Joe Massie.
Dr. Thomas Stringfield, Dr. A. R. '
Riegg, M. H. Bowles, Jonathan ;
Woody, David Felniet, Leo Weill. 1
J. M. Dooly, Jack Elwood, J. W.
Fowler, Jr., Noble Garrett, Felix
Stovall, Lyman Reed, Hallett
Ward. Dan Watkins, Charles Way.
Bill Norris, J. H. Way, and Tom
Hazelwood solicitors will be L.
N. Davis, Ott Ledbelter. Bill Pro
vost. Tommy Thompson, Jim Mc
kinley, Roy Wright, Ralph Prevost, j
Ed Williamson. John N. Johnson.
\Vr. C. Russ, Aaron Prevost and j |
To Hold Dinner Meeting
The Men's Fellowship of the
Waynesville Presbyterian Church
will hold a dinner meeting, at 7
p.m. Wednesday at the church.
President of the fellowship, B.
J. Morrow, will preside at the
meeting, the organization's first of
DOCTOR Winston Harvey Price,
31, ol Baltimore, was named
winner of the Theobald Smith
Award in medical sciences at the
convention of the American
Association for Advancement of
Sciences. Berkeley. Calif Asso- !
ciate professor of biochemistry |
at Johns Hopkins University. Dr.
Price won his bronze^medal and
a SI.000 cash prize for his stud
ies of Kocky Mountain spotted
'ever in Montana and Maryland.
Haywood County CDP Officials Adopt
Program Of Nine Projects For 1955
? n 1 n
Study Ot Setting Up
Lower Court In Haywood
I)an Cupid, demon match
maker and accomplished archer,
was a shade less active in Hay
wood County in 1954 than in
1953. according to records In
Register of Deeds Jule Noland's j
Cupid claimed 448 victims in
1953 (a total of 224 licenses were
issued), but hit the mark only
442 times in 1954 (221 licenses I
June, a traditional month for
middle-aisle ceremonies, saw 29
licenses issued, but December
was not far behind with 24.
Several more trips, and further
study will be made of inferior
courts in other counties before ac
tion is taken here. Faraday Green,
chairman of the board of commis
[ sioners said today.
The commissioners have had j
I the proposal of setting up a lower
court in the county since they took (
office December 6th. They went to
Hendersonville recently and made j
a survey of their court, and how
| Chairman Green said, "The Hen
derson county people seem well j
pleased with their set up. Their!
court was set up by a special act j
of the legislature prior to the pres
ent laws restricting the jurisdic- j
tion ofathe justices of peace."
The chairman pointed out that
plans arc being made to visit
Cherokee county where a court !
has been established under the
laws provided the board of com
missioners. He also said the board
might go to Rutherford county and
see how their lower court operates. ,
and get further ideas.
"This is a pretty big thing, and t
we want to be sure we are right i
before we make a move, or a de- <
cision." the chairman continued, i
The last two reports of the Hay- '
wood Grand Jury have urged that j
an inferior court be established ;
here in Haywood in an effort to j
relieve congestion of the docket in
the Superior Court.
Two civic clubs here last week
end went on record as opposing 1
the propohed fee to be charged mo
torists using the Blue Ridge Park- -
The Lions Club on Thursday 1
night passed a resolution opposing i
the fee, and on Friday the Rotary
Club took similar action. Both
clubs were unanimous in their de
Copies of the resolutions of op- I
position will be sent to the North |
Carolina members of the Congress 1,
and the National Park Service.
Board Of Education To
Discuss Case Monday
Half Bushel Of
Light Bulbs Taken
From Lake Cross
Someone, somewhere has
about a half bushel of 40-watt
light bulbs?bulbs taken from
the large cross at Lake Juna- |
Deputy Everett McElroy, also
chief of Lake Junaluska Assem
bly grounds, said this was the
first trouble which he has ex- j
perienced since the war with
people taking out the bulbs from
The officer could not give a
reason for anyone removing that
many bulbs at once. Their value |
is not in keeping with their bulk,
he said, and would be a rather i
difficult item to sell.
Trie Haywood County Board of
Education will meet tonight. 7:30
and discuss the proposal of the
three court-appointed trustees re
garding the matter of selling the
Central Elementary School prop
erty and donating proceeds to the I
Haywood County Library.
Mark Kirkpatrick, chairman of
the Board told The Mountaineer
that he was calling the special
meeting to discuss the matter. He i
said: "1 have no statement to make, ,
except that the board i^ meeting j
to discuss this matter Monday j
night. After the board meets, there ;
will be a statement of the board's j
Chairman Kirkpatrick went on
to sav that a decision would have
to be reached, because the law
suit instituted by the Board of
Education against the Town of
Wavnesville over ownership of the
property is scheduled to be heard
on January 20th in the civil term
of Superior Court here.
Deer Population Now 76
In Harmon Den Preserve
Wanted Man In
Crowd At A Wreck
While investigating a wreck
in front of the .Sau nook school
Friday night. Patrolman llarold
Dayton spotted Elmer Ray ;
Hoyle, of Balsam, wanted in fed- ,
eral court. Hoyle had been call- ,
ed out at the last term of Fed- ;
eral Court and failed to appear.
He was out under SI.000 bond.
Patrolman Dayton called Sher- |
iff Campbell, who was soon on 1
the scene and brought Hoyle to 1
town and turned him over to
\v ?' I
Sixteen more white-tailed deer
arrived at the new Harmon Den
Wildlife Management Area Friday!
? bringing the total deer popula
tion there to 76, Kenneth Chia-;
vetta, leader of the big-game res- j
toration program at Harmon Den,
has informed The Mountaineer.
The latest shipment of deer
came fa?m the Daniel Boone Wild
life Management Area, Mr. Chia
vetta said. Others brought here
previously have been front Mt.
Mitchell and Pisgah Forest.
Stocking of the game area with
deer will continue for about a
month until a total of 105 deer are
on hand ? at the rate of one buck
to four does, the wildlife official
explained. The area will then be
closed to hunting for five years ?
at the end of which time it is ex-1
pected there will be approximately
1,000 deer in the preserve. ,|
To keep up with the deer, game
protectors are dying the animals' j
Mr. Chiavetta, whose office is at
Asheville, disclosed that the Har
mon Den Wildlife Management
Area contains 14,222 acres in the
northern portion of Haywood
County in the Hurricane and Cold
Springs sections. Karl Sanders,
formerly of Daniel Boone, is re
fuge manager there.
Four other wildlife management
areas being established arc:
Flrft Top in Yancey County, to
be opened to hunters late in 1955;
Little Grandfather in Wilkes Coun
ty ,to be opened in 1956; South
Mountains in Burke County, and
Green River in Polk County, j
Matching state and federal funds
are being used to establish the '
Kenny Underwood, student at
he University of North Carolina,
spent tNb weekend with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Under
Rep. Rogers Co - Sponsor
Of 1 Bill Reducing Non -
Resident Fishing Fees
Representative Jerry Rogers
spent the weekend here from Ral
eigh. He reported that the Legis
lature was getting oil to a good
start, and would spend all of this |
week hearing state officials present
budget and revenue needs. The
entire membership of the General
Assembly are hearing the state
.officials discuss the full needs.
Rep. Rogers was one of the four
sponsors of the bill to reduce fish
ing licenses for non-residents, j
Other sponsors were Fowler, of
Surry; Houk, Macon, Buchanan, of
The bill allows non-residents to j
fish in lakes for $1.10 a day and
$2.60 for five days. There is one
exception: it still will cost $6.10 to
fish even for a day in public moun
tain trout waters.
It was Fowler who two years
ago introduced a bill that raised
the price tag of North Carolina ,
fishing by $5. Instead of $1.101
he required out-of-staters to pay
$6.40?the price of a non-resident
season license?for their one day
Fowler promised the voters in
Surry he would introduce a. bill
making the change after two days
in the 1955 General Assembly. He
did. and had three co-sponsors with
Representative Rogers said Gov-j
ernor Hodges' address was well
received, and his proposal for new
sources of additional taxes, was of
course, the main topic of conver
sation around the legislative halls.
"The tobacco farmers from down
East are concerned over the pro
posal of two cents a package on
cigarettes, as proposed by the gov
ernor," Rep. Rogers said. "Many
farmers feel that the tobacco com
panies will absorb the new tax.
and cut that much oil the prices
paid for tobacco."
. j <
Only 25 People
In contrast to criminal court 1
which ordinarily attracts a full
house at the Haywood courthouse. '
the opening of the January term
of civil court this morning drew a
scant audience of only 25 persons.
Presiding is Judge Dan K. Moore
A total of 43 cases is listed on
the docket for hearing during the
coming two weeks, to be climaxed :
by a suit between the Town of
Wayncsville and the county over',
the ownership of the old Central j
Elementary school building on i
The jury named the January
term of civil court is as follows:
First week ? Smiley Carver,
Beaverdam; Claude M. McClure,
Jr., Wayncsville; M. B. Rowc,
Beaverdam; Wm. L. Woody, Way- j
nesville; Noel C. Fisher, Beaver
dam; Thos. L. Jackson, Clyde; i
Chas E. Scott, Beaverdam; OUie
J. Smathers, Beaverdam. (
J. B. Watts, Wayncsville; Nor
man Smathers, Beaverdam; T. 1
(See Court?Page 6) (I
i ' ?
Porchlight Drive Tuesday
To Benefit Needy Children
Just like Mother Hubbard, the
Clothing Closet Association's cup
board is bare of warm clothing for
children and. as a result, needy
children have had to be turned
To remedy this situation, the
Hazelwood Lions Club will conduct
a second porchlight drive on Tues
day night, starting at 7:30.
Area residents who have either
children's or adult's I clothing to
contribute, are asked to leave their
porchltghts on Tuesday night.
It the solicitors do not come by
9:30, donors are urged to call Mrs.
Itogcr Walker, GL 6-6045, who will
arrange to have the items picked
The Lions also will accept mone- !
tary contributions to be used to I
purchase articles which are not |
The Waynesville Secretaries
chapter will assist in the drive
' **~ -+*? ??
FOREIGN MINISTER Jose Ramon
Gviizado (above) of Panama has *
reportedly taken o\Vr the gov
ernment in Panama City follow- '
ing the assassination of Presi
dent Jose Antonio Remon Secfet 1
police have arrested more than '
20 possible suspects in an at
tempt to find the man who ma- t
chine-gunned Remon to death at 1
a racetrack. (International)
Six teen-age Haywood Countyj ]
boys were placed under arrest dur- |
ing the weekend as the result of <
a wave of break-ins and burglaries
of several homes and business es- .
tablishmcnts last week, according ( i
to Sheriff Fred Y. Campbell.
Campbell said each was charged j
with breaking and entering, and :
larceny and receiving, and that all '
but one of the defendants admit-j '
ted the violations.
He added they range from 17 to
19 years old. (
Sheriff Campbell said Roomer
Medford and David McDaniel of
Waynesville were charged in the (
break-ins and thefts from three c
summer homes in Waynesville; r
and Homer Noland. Mack Medford, i
Carroll Smith and Johnny Green. (
all of the Crabtree section, were s
i-harged in the break-ins and thefts I
from Ketfier's Store, Junaluska |
(Julf Service Station, and Tom's i
Truck Store, all near Lake Juna- (
luska. and Taft Ferguson's store at j
Crabtree. where cigarettes, shot- 1 \
gun shells and an unknown amount s
of Cash were taken.
The officer said some silver- i
ware, liquor and and canned goods \
were taken from the summer hom
(See Six Boys?Page 6) t
A nine-point CDF program for
955 was adopted tentatively by
micers and directors ot the Hay
vood County Community Develop
nent Program at a meeting Friday
ngnt at tne courthouse.
Proposed for 1955 were:
1. Development of a program
)f lire inspection of farm houses
md buildings for better fire pro
ection in tne rural areas of Hgy
2. A roadside beautification pro
3. Continued co-sponsorship
he annual out-of-state farm tour
vith the Test Demonstration Farm
?rs and the North Carolina Exten
4. Inauguration of tours to lead
ng communities in other Western
sorth Carolina communities.
5. Encouragement of leading
ural cnurcnes, participation in the
southeastern "ttural Church ot the
tear" contest, sponsored by bears
8. Renovation o f community
oad signs and residential mail
7. Continuation of community
ours and picnics, held each suni
8. A study of ways to increase
:arm, individual, and community
9. Promotion of a more exten
sive recreational program.
The CDP officials also voted to
L'liminatc family farm survey
sheets as a requisite for entering
the county CDP contest and decid
ed to compile the same informa
tion in a community scrapbouk.
Coinmunrte,., bowf. -r. who en
ter the district contests will be re
quired to file the family forma.
J Hack Clark of Thickety and
Mrs. Hanry Garner of West Pi
geon were named as a committee
:>f two to seek a sponsor for the
1955 Tobacco Festival and Home
Arts Exhibition ,to be held in No
In connection with hotter rural
(See CDP?Page 6)
Hurt In Wreck
Dn East Fork
Miss Alma Grooms, 17. Route 3,
-anton. suffered a dislocated shoul
ier last *eek when the 1941 Chev
olet coupe in which she was rid
ng. driven by her bdother, Arvil
1 rooms, 20, left the highway and
truck a tree on the Little East
Patrolman Harold Dayton of the
state Highway Patrol said that
irooms lost control of his ear on
i sharp curve in the road and
vrecked the vehicle, causing dam
ige estimated at $75.
Grooms was charged with driv
ag on the wrong side of the high
Miss Grooms was treated at Can
on by Dr Rov Moore
500 Turn Up To File For
Jobs At Wellco Shoe Co.
Mrc lhan 500 people were on 11
hand at \Vellco Shoe Corporation j'
this morning lo file application for
new jobs which I lie plant plans to ' <
have available in the near future, i
Heinz (tollman made the an
nouncement Friday to plant cm- i
ployees that applications would be (
taken today and the 500 showed i
Mrs. Lclia, Parham, personnel 1
director, said that she had receiv
ed applications from 300 persons
between 8.30 and noon today, and j
he other 200 were told to return
Applications will be received
}very Monday and Tuesday, from
rine until noon.
Mr. Rollman announced several
ivceks ago that the plant plans to
iouble production this year by the
idditioo of two new lines of shoes,
rhe plant is at present making
ibout 5,000 pairs of shoes daily.
Killed .... 0
Loss. ? $2,605
(This Information com
piled from records of
State Highway Patrol.)