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h YEAH NO 1 lfi PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 13, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
:hool Board Turns Down
roposal On Compromise
Kuled To Be
Haywood County Hoard ot
lou turned aown me pro
t a compromise on me tew
to me Qkneisnip 01 tne oid
Elementary tscnooi prop
decision of the board caine
ti.e Utrec couri-appointeu i
5 of tne property, suggested
e property oc soia ana me
is given towards renovation
W. B. Ferguson name ior 1
ywood County Library.
! me boa. d ot r.uucation
.'tear their stand mat tuey
not oe iitierestea in a com
i, tne case wui oe ncard lit
ourt betore Jutige Dan K. .
Board of Education, in ses- '
unuay, snows tne tottowing ;
;r considerable discussion,
aposed compromise oi tne
antral Elementary School
:y, tnat ot reicnquishing tne
y rights of tins property to
ivwood County Public Li
lt was movea by J. W. Kil
Jt since ilus board of Ldu
?as legally responsiole tor
ool property and tnat the
ay this property could be j
d of legally is at public auc
ld that all money for the
ly is to be used lor school
that *o feel the course of
now in process, that ol see
0 has; the legal title to this
entral Elementary School
ty, be .carried out as origin
motion was seconded by'
H- Cailwell. and the motion
lty-six men enrolled in the
ult class in electronics spon
>y the science department (If
sville Township High School,
been announced by Y. F.
class will meet from 7:30 i
9 p.m. on Tuesdays and
ays for a year,
s first session Tuesday, fhe (
tudied the basic principles
lied in the class are;
i M. Klllian, Doug Worsham.
Patterson. Tommy Norris,
I Chambers, Kenneth Ruff.
r Long. Jack Kelley, Bill
, Jack Gentry. Robert Rob-1
Jameg D. Siskc. Jack Mc- J
n, Bobby McClure. James E.
:k, T. D. Mobley, Robert Gil-1
orman Grant. Vincent Hall,]
Hendricks, YV. E. Cope, Al-j
obinsor, Robert Campbell,
i Cunningham. Arthur Me
and Norman Putnam.
irt H. Winchester, vice prcsi
: the Chamber of Commerce,
en named as a director of
ue Ridge Parkway Associa
>r a two-year term, it has
Parkway Association, com
fikflMmhi \ in both North
^^?to go Oil op
^^^Bnnunccd plan to put a
^^^Brkway in May.
^HBtcstcr is advertising
Weather ? Cold with snow
Hlgday. Much colder to
Hjlav, partly cloudy and
viBcportcd by the State
I Ma*. Mln. Pr.
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temperature was 6 above
|pa Lorning on top of Mt.
Costs In Haywood $1.99
Per Student, Says Report
Haywood county ranked 60th in
the state in administrative expense
per pupil in average daily attend
ance during the 1953-54 terms.
According to records cited in the
current issue of School Facts, the
county unit spent $12,226.31 for ad
ministration, with 6,151 students in
average daily attendance. This was
a average of $1.99 per student. The
state average is $1.97. The highest
In the state was $10.28, in Chowan,
while the lowest was Guilford,
The Canton city unit, ranked 31st
in the state with an expenditure of
$10.31, for an average cost of $3.87
per student for the 2,669 students,
the report showed.
In the city unit division. Pine
hurst was tops, with $10.18 costs,
while Charlotte was the lowest with
a 68 cent record.
A total of 593 garments was col
lected during the second porch
light drive for the Comtnunity
Clothing Closet conducted by the
Hazelwood Lions Club, with assist
ance from the Moose Lodge and
the Waynesville Secretaries chap
Of the total. 282 af the garments
collected were for children.
With its newly increased stocks,
the Clothing Closet Association
yesterday distributed 284 garments
to 32 families.
Mrs. Jack Klopp. a member of
the association, said that more than
1,500 garments have been distrib
uted to 112 families since the Cloth
ing Closet opened its distribution
center on the third floor of the
The center is open from 9:30 un
til 12:30 each Wednesday and Sat
Persons who have items to con
tribute are asked to bring them to
the courthouse or leave them at the
Waynesville fire station.
I)R. ALAN BROWN
Dr. Alan Brown
Is Chief Of Staff
At Hospital Here
Newly elected staff officers for
the Haywood County Hospital were
installed during the January meet
ing held last week.
Or. Alan Brown of Waynesvillo, !
is chief of stall and head of the
X-ray department. Or. W. O.
Kearse. Canton, is vice chief of
staff and heads the general prac
tice department, and Or. Jack D.
Oavis is secretary. These officers'
also comprise the executive com
Other department heads are: Or.
J L. Reeves, Canton, chief oi
suigeiy; Or. Boyd Owen, Waynes
ville, thief of medicine; Or. H. A. j
Matthews, Canton, obstetric and
gynecology; and Or. S. S. Hind
man, chief of laboratory and path
Six teen-age boys, charged in a
sei ies of break-ins of homes and
business establishments in this'
area last week, have been given a
hearing before Justice of the Peace
j J. J. Ferguson and bound over to
j Superior Court on $300 bond.
| One boy ? Homer Noland ? is
f still in jail and may be turned
j over to federal authorities if they
I seek his custody on olher charges,
j The other five have been reieas
, ed on bond. They are Boomer Mcd
i ford, David McDaniel, both of
Waynesville, and Mack Medford.
Carroll Smith, and Johnny Green,
all of the Crabtree section.
Green, the other boys said, did
not enter any establishment, but
I was waiting In their ear while
they entered the Junaluska Gulf
service station. He was charged
with aiding and abetting breaking
Sheriff's deputies last night
searched Noland's mother's home
and fourjd eight and a half pints
of bonded whiskey and a quantity
of cigarettes and cigars, reported
stolen from the business places.
Mrs. Noland was not at home
I when the law-enforcement offic
ials arrived. She may face charges -
later of possession of stolen prop
Noland himself has admitted re
ceiving the stolen goods, but de
nied the breaking and entering
charges. One of his companions,
however, said he entered all but
one of the establishments involved
in the case.
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Rogers To Receive
i Elmer Rogers will be given a
, hearing at ten o'clock Saturday
morning, on the charge of firing
a 16-gauge shotgun at Lloyd
Moore last Saturday night, near
the Rogers' home in Fines Creek.
Moore had 80 shots removed from
his back and legs, according to
Rogers is under $300 bond,
charged with assault with a dead
LITTLE BRIGHT-EYED Suzanne Milner, six months old today,
fared one of the rarest heart examinations known to medical sci
ence as she became a patient at the University of Minnesota Hos
pital this morning. Suzanne is suffering from an acute heart ail
ment. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Milner.
(Mountaineer Photo). !
Little Suzanne Faces
Operation On Heart
Citrus Fruit -
Weighs 5 Lbs. J
Some people think it's a ,
grapi ?i uit. others contend it's a |
lemon, and still others believe
it's a cross between the two. *
But, whatever It is, Tfce '
Mountaineer now has a kins
sized niece of citrus fruit ?
weighing 5 pounds. 3 ounces and
measuring seven inches in di
amater ? brought here bv l,e
land Garnett of Jonathan ('reck.
Mr. Garnett, a native of
Florida, brought back the fruit
giant from his brother F.arl's
farm at llvooluxo. Fla? south of 1
West Palm Beach.
While showing the fruit a
rcund at the courthouse, Mr.
Garnett was asked by one per
son: 'Where did you get that j
After i* has been en display |
here for a while, the fruit will
be rut to determine to which
family the colossal citrus belongs. |
Bv W. CURTIS RUSS
Editor The Mountaineer
Little curly-headed, black-eyed
suzanne Milner, six months old to
iay. was scheduled to have one of
he rarest of heart examinations
cnown to medical science. She en
.erect the University of Minnesota
Hospital yesterday, after flying
horn Kno*ville in a special pres-1
-aruad cabin plane.
Suzanne became ill sometime
ago, and examinations revealed
she had a small hole in her heart,
and that the organ was becoming
enlarged. In seeking medical ad
rice, her parents. Mr. and Mrs
James Milner, were led to Dr. Wal
ton Liilehei, at the University of
Minnesota Hospital. His work as a
famous heart surgeon was describ
ed in a feature illustrated article
in the November first issue of Life
Suzanne and her parents left
here Tuesday afternoon about three
o'clock, and drove to Knoxville.
where they had to take a special
plane~ at eight o'clock for Chicago.
Due to Suzanne's heart condition,
an ordinary plane would not be
permitted by the physician. They
spent Tuesday nieht in Chicago,
and then on to Minneapolis Wed
The delicate examinations were
scheduled to begin today, and the
results of the findines of the fam
ous surgeon will determine the
date of an operation. The operation
could be immediate, or even weeks
off, the hospital technicians told
A recent respiratory illness ag
gravated the heart condition, and
a seepage from the heart was dis
covered, it was learned.
The delicate operation can well
be termed a dual operation, inas
much as another- person is also
involved. In this case, it will be
Suzanne's father, a former foot
ball star, and now a service de
partment foreman of a local gar
According to the schedule, both
Suzanne and her father would be
put under anesthesia, and through
a complicated and complex system
of tubes, and scientific apparatus,
would be connected for his heart
beat and blood stream to function
for her body during the operation
(See LiUIe Suzanne?Page 8)
Soil Conservation Officials
Report On 1954 Program
Cases Tried In
Past Four Years
In the past four years, for 12
terms of criminal court, there
have been 1,195 cases tried, ac
cording to the records in the of
fice of the Clerk of Court, J. B.
Three terms of criminal court
are held a year?February, July
| and November. The average is
! about 100 cases per court, and
the large part of these are traf
j fic cases.
Be Ready By
Canton school officials are mak
ing plans to move into the new
: junior high school, which is now
i under construction.
The $450,000 structure, furnish
ed. is being pushed to completion,
Rowe Henry, superintendent of
Canton schools said yesterday.
"We plan to move into the new
| structure at the beginning of the
I 1955 fall term," Superintendent
The new building will have 15
classrooms, and gymnasium,
1 science laboratories, and a library.
The enrollment of Canton Jun
! ior High (7th and 8th grades) is
' 406. and high school has an enroll
ment of 655.
Jerry Liner is the general con
A report on the soil conserva- I
: tion program carried on in Hay- j
1 wood County during 1954 was ?
made this week by district super
visors Herschcll Rogers, chairman: j
D. J. Boyd, vice chairman, and i
Van C. Wells, secretary.
A Haywood County Soil Conscr
j vation District was formed here
| last summer and an office opened
i oq the third floor of the court
j house in September.
The report by the supervisors
'The Haywood County Supervis
ors this year began an active soil
I and water conservation pro"r?m
! on the land within the District.
| This program is being cameo on
bv the work unit conservationist
assigned to Haywood County by
the U. S. Soil Conservation Ser- j
vice on August 1. 1954,
"District headquarters were es- j
tablished in an office on the third
floor of the county Courthouse on j
(See Soil Report?Page 8>
2 Teen-Age Boys 'Borrow'
Vehicles For Night Rides
\ habit of "borrowing" cars
and trucks from used car loU
at night and riding about, came
to an abrupt end Wednesday
night for two teen-age boys.
Deputy Gene Howell, enroute
home about 10:45 saw a stalled
car on Miller St., and a young
boy trying to start the vehicle.
The deputy became suspicious,
because of the boy's age and
time of night.
He found the boy was just 13
years old. and first claimed the
car belonged to his uncle, lie
he talked, the boy admitted he
had taken the car from the used
car lot of Howell Motor Co.
He said that his companion,
Jerry Moore, IS, had taken a r
Chevrolet pick-up truck from
the used r?r lot of Parkway
Motor Co. Deputy Howell call
ed police, and thev found the
truck had been returned after
Jerry had taken some friends
Both boys admitted that it had
been a practice of theirs to 'bor
row can and trucks." ride a
round a bit. and return them to
the parking lots. Their riding
was confined to the night hours.
Moore was given a hearing be
fore Justice of the Peace J. J.
Ferguson this morning and
bound over to Superior Court.
The other boy will appear bfeore
iuvende Judge J. it. Siier.
Nine Divorces Granted By j.
Civil Term 01 Court In
3 Days; Two Suits Heard
Nine divorces have been granted,
and several civil cases tried in the
January term of Civil Court, with
Judge Dan K. Moore, Sylva, pre
On Tuesday, the case of Eva
Holbrook against James H. Howell,
Jr., administrator of the Dollie
Ferguson estate,, was tried, with
the plaintiff being awarded $3,700.
In the case resulting from an |
automobile wreck, July 4, 1953. I
involving two suits seeking recov
ery of damages by both plaintiff
and defendant, the jury made no
award to either. Miss Esther Mae f
Gibson was the driver of one car,
and Hugh Constance driver of the
other car involved in the wreck
near the Hospital.
The case consumed Wednesday,
with the jury returning the ver
dict this morning.
Today a case involving recovery
of a $1,200 note was being heard. 1
Divorces granted included: Elsie
Henline Farmer vs. Henry H. Farm-,
er; Annie iMae Kesler vs. l'aul Hay |
Kesler; Lillie Ervin vs. Slone Er
vin: W. T. Stiles vs. Viola Jennette
Stiles; Wiley C. Stevenson vs. Flora
T. Stevenson: Hugh L. Shook vs. '
Marguerite W. Shook; Rosmond
Conner vs. Clifford Conner; Nettie
K. Talley vs. Jesse Talley; Lois M.
Smith vs. Norris Smith.
The jury named for the second 1
week of court includes;
Second week ? George Phillips, >
White Oak; G. B. Graceford, Iron '
Duff: H. R. Calhoun, Iron Duff;
1 Clyde Harris, Beaverdam; Lenoir
W. Smathers, Beaverdam; Alvin
Garner, Clyde; C. M. Blythe. Beav
erdam; B. B. Burnett, Pigeon:
Frank Jones, Waynesvllle; Roy R.
W. W. Hyatt, Pigeon; Glenn Lcd
ford. Fines Creek; Carl Moody,
Waynesville; Hugh C. Rogers,
Clyde; Lewis J. Smith, Clyde; Car
j son Barnett, Waynesville; Joseph
Massie, Waynesville; Clyde Wyatt, j
| Beaverdam; Fred L, Trull, Beav
erdam; Ed Messer, Waynesville. i
Adrian Schenck, Beaverdam;
Wallace G. Flynt, Waynesville; j
Corwin Mann, Pigeon; P. M. Hig-1
gins, Jr., Beaverdam.
NED TlTCKEU was named exec
utive vice president of the Cham
ber of Comerce. He will devote
full time on promotional work
for the community.
Thirteen Haywood County men .
left here Tuesday morning for
Knoxville 'and induction into the
armed forces. They ? J
Kdward Billy fcirkbatrlck of
Cove Creek, Robert Alden Love
dahl of Plott Creek. Roy Elden
Post on of Bethel. Gerald Dan Phil
lips of Canton. Clyde Allen Mor
gan of Balsam Road, Kenneth Ed
ward Swayngim of the Medford
Farm section, Clarence Raymond
Rhinehart ol Saunook. Noble Wiley
Garrett, Jr.. ot Waynesville. Wil
liam Eugene Mainous of Bclhel,
Harold Mack Warren of Cecil,
Wayne John Willett of Saunook.
Tally Wilson Heatlierl.v, Route 2,
Canton, and William Joseph Rhea.
Route 1. Canton.
Twenty selective service regis
trants also Were sent to Knoxville
for prc-induction physical exam
Psychologist To Address
Mental Hygiene Society
The Crabtrre Baptist Church
is 141 years old. and according
to our correspondent. Mrs. Mil
lard Ferguson from Lower Crab
1 tree, the wedding held there Sun ,
day afternoon was the first in
the history of the church.
This is perhaps a record for
Bethel Presbyterian Church is
now covered with a brand-new fire
proof roof, says Henry M. Hope, Jr.,
student pastor of the church. The
; new roof, replacing its fire-dam
aged predecessor, was completed
I before Christmas.
State-wide interest was aroused.)
when, on October 10, fire broke out
on the old, fire-vulncrable, wooden
shingled roof. Reason for the wide
interest: The student pastor was 1
preparing to deliver a sermon en-1
titled "Fireproof" just as the
flames began to crackle.
The new roof consists of alumin
um-painted tin shingling, rather)
than wooden, and allows no foot
hold for sparks from the flue.
The student pastor gave special
credit to Lowery Justice and John
Hardin, for their work in collection ,
of roofing funds, and thanked the|
congregation for their speedy and
generous donations to the cause.
ON BUYING TRIP
Dave Feldman, co-owner of
Reliable Jewelers, left Wednesday
on a week's buying trip to .New
Stanley Nale, clinical psycholo
gist in the State Department of
Public Welfare, will address the
Haywood Counly Mental Hygiene
Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday in
Boyd Chapel at the First Methodist
Church in Waynesville.
In his talk. Mr. Nale will diseues
activities which the county mental
hygiene group may carry out this
In a letter signed by Earl 11
Brendall, president, and Mrs. Jack
Klopp, secretary-treasurer of the
society, it was pointed out that
"there is a great need for an active
local society to educate the pub
lic in the area of prevention and
treatment of mental illness, mental
deficiency, and maladjustment and
to promote resources for preven
tion and treatment, both locally and
throughout the state. '
The llaywood County Mental
Hygiene Society was formed here
last summer at a luncheon meeting
at Spaldon's, attended by several
representatives of the North Caro
lina Mental Hygiene Society.
CDP To Chart
Haywood County's CDP recrea
tional program will be charted at
a meeting of community chairmen
at 10 a.m. Saturday at the court
house. according to Bob Tippett,
assistant county agent.
At a meeting of CDP officers
and directors last week, approval
was given to a more extensive pro
gram of recreation for 1955?to
include basketball. Softball ahd
horseshoe tournaments and a coun
ty field day.
Tucker Named Executive
Vice President C. of C.
The directors of the Chamber
of Commerce named Ned Tucker
executive vice president Tuesday
night at their monthly meeting.
Me will devote full time towards
the promotion of a program for
Mr. Tucker will begin his duties
on Monday morning.
The directors spent a couple of
hours discussing projects for 1955
and the potential development
in all lines for the area. ?
John N. Johnson, president last
year said: "the 1954 board worked
towards the day when this organi
zation would have a full-time ex
ecutive manager, and we feel the
time has come for the creation of
that office for the organization "
Dick Bradley, president, said: "I
feel that it is a definite step for
ward for the Chamber of Com
merce to employ a t'ull-time exec
utive manager, and a man who will
devote his full time to the promo
tion of those things which will
make this community more pros
perous and the citizens happier."
The 1954 board went on record
recommending to the 1955 board
that immediate consideration be
given to the employment of a full
time executive promoter for the
organization. The 1955 board dis
cussed the matter at the joii^t
meeting with the old Board in De
cember, and acted last night.
The concensus of opinion, among
board members this year and last,
was that the services of a full
time man is needed in order to
"follow through" on many various
projects which come up from time
to time. As pne director expressed
it: "there i* no business man who
lias Utc tint* t?? Uevoie to igokin/
after the multitude of proje<?fe
which would mean a lot to tne
community if successfuly promot
ed." Specific reference was made
to the time it takes ,to give infor
mation, and work with groups look
ing for new industrial sites, as
well as other groups, such as con
Tucker, a native of Haywood,
was educated at the Cullowhee
high school, and is also a graduate
of Western Carolina College.
After leaving college he taught
(See Ned Tucker?Page 8)
FBI To Take Over
Hunt For Gunter
Sheriff Fred Y. Campbell bc
| lieves that William Harley Gunter,
36, and his 8-year-old son have
gone to the West Coast.
, A warrant charging Gunter with
abduction of his son as the boy
J neared the Hazel wood school, was
sworn out by Mrs. Gunter, who was
awarded temporary custody of the
boy by a Buncombe county court.
Sheriff Campbell said he felt for
I several days that Gunter would
I "show up" in Buncombe County,
where he lived, but now believes
he has gone to the West Coast.
The Haywood sheriff plans to call
in the FBI and ask them to take
' over the case.
Brendall Goes To
Mental Health Meeting
| The Rev. Earl H. Brendall, chair
man of the Haywood County Men
tal Health Society, left this morn
ing for Chapel Hill to attend a
meeting of the board of directors
of the North Carolina Mental
Health Association. The directors
will hold a luncheon meeting at the
; Carolina Inn.
Mr. Brendall was accompanied
j to Chapel Hill by Mrs. Brendall.
Killed .... 0
Loss. ? $2,874
(This information com
piled from records of
State Hichway Patrol.)