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EE | The W^ynesville Mountaineer
,. I. ? Published rw ice-A-Week In The ('nnntv Qnof ,4f H. ..... in ? a . rr.. ^ J iA-JX W Ur'e si,n whlrh reads: "Van
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? AMOd,tedP" WAYNES VILLE. N. C? SWW Un:i<s,,?v UN.
'lj ' Haywood and Jackaon Countioa
f [)Ol> is staging a community-wide betterment campaign,
are carrying on the leadership of the projects. .Sealed
ht: John B. Smith, Mrs. Itudolph ("arswell. E. A. VVil
liamson, chairman, .Mrs. Frank Worthington. and Mrs. Clyde Fish
er. Standing: Joe Davis, Roy Wright, Rev. A. L. Gartin, Paul Bry
son, A. P. I.edbetter, and l.anrence Davis. (Mountaineer Photoi.
I Reports On Polio Campaign
s Encouraging Trends Of Drive
lidate for the title '
hief in the World"
ss individual who 1
of Dimes coin col
? City Barber Shop
iox contained be
.he shop said that
?d entrance by re
een from a side
nsiiie the window, j
llatchcd. He took
box and bothered
the City Barber
lirst in business ,
collections for the (
ps with $113.
ni. today complete- >
le folir-room home <
k occupied by Mr. 1
Ilannah and their :
rd from a heater in
ri and was beyond ^
lix Stovall said that ]
d started a fire in
ion went next door
i-law's house to eat r
i the blaze broke i
itiah fiot her two j
y and then escaped 1
infill a window. In c
at herself and had
t Haywood County s
if the hou?e. Ita.v
iranee on the dwel- \
nnalis had none on i
'e?Paite. 6? s
Reports from three industrial
groups, and the schools showed an
ncouraging trend towards the
Mafch of Dimes goal in t his area
it noon today.
Rev Kail Krcndall. chairman,
-aid: "these reports are indeed en
couraging, and we believe 'lie re
ports from other groups will be
squally as satisfactory. We feel
most of the reports will be in hand
within the next few days."
Truman Grasty. chairman of the
campaign among Dayton Rubbei
employees. announced at noon to
day that $3,757 had been contribut
ed. and "still more is coming in."
1'he Dayton committee set $3,500
us then goal several weeks ago
Chairman Grasty said. "I believe
this is the largest average contri
bution per employee of any indus
trial group in the state."
The Dayton Employee's dona
lions are the largest single sum
donated to the fund thus tar this
i car. -**;
The Wellco Shoe Corporation
employees gave S727 on Friday, it
was learned from Mrs. Lelia I'ar
lam. chairman of that group.
John N. Johnson, chairman of
ill industrial groups for Rotary,
said that through the united efforts
>f local 335 of the Upholsterers ln
ernational Union and the Una
nista Manufacturing Company, an
ill-out drive for the polio fund
vetted a total of $721. Of this
iniount. the loeal union <AKL> do
(See Polio?Page 61
iYard Reported As Some
Setter: Now Conscious
James Luther Ward. Jr.. was
eported today as being "a little
mproved" following serious in
uries received January 16. when
lis new car left the sighway East
The report said Ward was con
cious and recognized people: and
alked a little.
One close friend, after a visit to
V'ard at Memorial Mission Hos
ijtal. Asheville, said: "He looks
Tax Listing In
Extended 15 Days
Bryan Medford. tax collector
announced this morning that the
time for listing taxes in Waynes
ville and Beaverdam Townships
had been extended 15 days.
"Listing in the other townships
are up to date, but in M'aynes
ville and Beaverdam. the large
number of property owners
makes it practical to extend the
time an additional 15 days." the
tax official said.
Notice given today in this
newspaper is that failure to list
property will involve the addi
tion of a penalty.
An out - of - state farm tour
through 11 states of the upper Mid
west and the Central Plains was
set tentatively by a 10-ttember
committee at a meeting Friday
night at the courthouse.
The tentative route selected is
front Wavnosville through Tennes
see. Kentucky. Ohio (including a
stop in Hamilton, home office of
the Champion Paper and Fibre
Companyt. Chicago, St. Paul and
Minneapolis. Minn,, South Dakota.
Sioux City, Iowa; Omaha, Neb..
Kansas City, Mo., Arkansas, and
then homeward. 4
The date for the tour was set for
Extension workers'in the county
? including those in the county
larin agent and home demonstra
tions offices ? have been asked to
work out details for the trip and
then report to the committee ? at
which time final approval will be
given for the tour.
It Was pointed out that the maxi
mum of persons on the tour w ill be
three busloads or 125 people and
the minimum will be two bus
loads or 85 people.
The tour in 1953. planned to go
through Georgia and Florida, was
cancelled because of lack of reser
vations. The last tour held ?? in :
1952 ? visited Wyoming, Colorado, [
Oklahoma. Nebraska, and a num
ber of other states in that region.
County farm folks have made a
(See Farm Tour?Page 6>
?mittee Will Report
^Hsposal Of Garbage
' the garbage diopus
hv a special six-man
^?thc county Boartl of
^^Mjfcling tonight at the
^P1' iiiid cold today.
V><>. Tuesday. partly
?v armer with chance
B the State Test Farm.
Max. Mtn. Pree.
alure this morning
The committee includes Willis
Kirkpatrick.of Canton, chairman,
also a member of the Board of
Health. G. C. Feregnson. repre
senting W'ayneaville; Henry Sea
man. representing Canton. Frank
Underwood. representing Ha/el
wood: Bruce Scllars, representing
Clyde, and Frank Davis of Iron
Dulf. former county commission
At a meeting here late last fall,
it was recommended by state spec
ialists that Haywood County adopt
the practice of using sanitary fills
to dispose of garbage and refuse In
preference to open dumps which
were called "a menace to health."
The use of sanitary fills is
stedilV growing in popularity in
the United States. Among other
things this system permits the use
of the land for a number of worth
while purposes ?> including rec
reation and housing ? after the
fills have been closed up.
Twenty-eight projects, under
five main topics, constitute the pro- 1
gram for 1955 of the Hazelwood
committee in the Community Im
provement program under the
Finer Carolina contest. The Boost
ers Club is sponsor of the program,
and is being assisted by a large
number of civic and church lead
K A. Williamson is general chair
man. and at a recent meeting of
the steering committee, set up the
28 projects for the year, as follows:
The four projects for the commit- j
tee on "School Improvements and
Grounds Beaulification" are:
<1> Purchase and improve ad
?2? Construct a circular drive*
? way at the Hazel woo 1 school.
Provide a parking area in
the rear of the school for buses.
*4? Landscape old and new
This committee composed of Paul
Bryson, chairman. Car! Ratcliffe.
Lawrence Leatherwood. Bob Pitts,
and Junior Ku\ Kendall
There are five projects for the i
(See ll.i/cluood?Page 6)
M. E. Tony'Davis J
Will Join Police j
Force On Tuesday
M. K "Tony" Davis will become f
a member of the Waynesville po
lice department Tuesday, accord
ing to Chief Orville Noland this,'
Davis will till the vacancy mi the '
force created bv the resignation of
Edgar Robinson on December 31 v
Chief Noland said Davis would '
work on general assignments The
department will have eight men. 1
For the past four years Davis '
has been associated with the Craw- 11
ford Funeral Home here. "
Chief Noland said thai the police ''
arrested nine Over the weekend ? 11
three women and six men. Eight i
were charged with being drunk.) S
and one oi the men tor driving
Two Waynesville policemen are 1
to attend the 2-day driving course ^
school at Salisbury, the 4th and * ?
5th. The school is being staged by J
the highway patrol and state
board of education. The two from
here will give instructions in driv- I
ing when a dual-control car ar- 1
rives, and classes in driving start- , n
ed at the high school. Those go- J
ing are Sgt. Paul Gough, and \
Arthur Paul Evans. t
The special car is expccled with- [
in the next few weeks, and classes i t
in driving at WTHS w ill begin im-! c
mediately upon its arrval here. - a
Secretaries To Stage Porchlight Drive
As Area March Of Dimes Comes To End
If you hear sirens blaring at 7 '
o'clock tonight don't black out
your homes; light them up.
Tile county's police?and fire
sirens will not bo warning of ap
Instead, they will serve as a re-;
minder to the people of Waynes
villo, Hazclwood and Lake Juna
luska to "light up" their porches
as a guiding beacon for the num
ber of volunteer workers who will ;
march against polio tonight from' i
7 to 9 p.m. i li
During this two-hour "Seerctar-! v
ics March 011 Polio," women from I c
ail parts of this area will call on t
their neighbors who signal, by I
lighted porch light or lamp in the s
from window, that they wish to j t
contribute to the light against I a
polio. 1 t
Miss Betty Jo Crocker, Seerctar-! <]
ps March chairman, expressed iho j
lope (hat "everyone will light the 3
vay for the polio fighters in this
,'rand climax to the 1953 March of I
The police and fire departments. ?
he said, have agreed to sound ?'
heir sirens to give the marchers i
rousing send-off and to remind : ?
he public that the March is un
ler way. 11
Rep. Rogers Still Favors Lower
Court Plan, Additional Deputies
Study Of Other
Representative Jerry Rogers is
eonvinccd thai a bill revamping
(lie sherill"s department by adding !
more competent deputies to work
exclusively in the rural areas is
a definite need in Haywood And
so tar. he has received much fav- j
orahle reaction to his pro|>osal. he ,
The representative told The j
Mountaineer has has completed his i
study of other counties in which ;
similar plans are carried out and I
had found them "all very satisfac
tory." No bill on the proposal has
been written, hut the general idea I
is in rough draft form. Hep. Rogers
Hep. Rogers said he had follow
ed-up on his study of a lower court
ior Haywood, and had definitely
decided that such a court is also
"a definite need for the county."
He said he had followed through
his study by a series of conferences
with tiie attorney general's office
on the matter.
When asked his reaction to the
resolution of the Haywood Bar
which opposed sueli a court. Ite
replied: "1 have spent a lot of I
lime studs inn this matter, and have
checked with many counties the
same size of Haywood. 1 am con
vinced that the citizens, and the 1
county will he better o)l' to have j
such a court I have the facts in I
hand to prove why I reached such
a conclusion", he continued.
Rep. Rogers has three bills
w hich he plans to put into the hop- i'
per tills week?all of them affect-|'
inn ordinances in the Town of i'
Canton. The measures are being !'
introduced at the request of tin'
entire hoard of aldermen, he point
One bill limits the time in which
a suit ran be entered against the
Town of Canton, after an alleged
The second would rescind an ex
isting law which sets the maximum :
and minimum salaries for the po
(Sce Rogers?I'aae 61
Two young men fiom Swannanoa
differed silghl injuries about mid
night Thursday when their 1953
Kurd convertible overturned on .1
'harp curve 011 Highway 19A-23
near the Underwood Novelty plaid
it Lake Junaluska
Dpi Prit chard Smith of the State
Highway Patrol identilied the two
is James Franklin Gibson and
Donald Hay Luekadoo. both of
The corporal said that their ear.
raveling at a high rale of speed,
?an oil the pavement, traveled
ibout 50 yards more parttall> 011
he pavement. 30 yards in a ditch,
ind then swerved back across the ,
lighway into a bank where the
Gibson, the driver, suffered an
njury of the left arm and laseera
iorts of the head. Luekadoo had a
?ut on tlie chin.
Damage to the car was estimated
New Unit Ol
Io Be Ready
By March 15
Workmen are pushing the adrii- . ,
ion to tile First National Hank a
Irive-in window. I '
Under present schedules plans '
ire to open the new service unit ,
ibout- March 15th. according to i'
fames T Noland. vice president.
The new addition is 22 feet ]
ride, and extends the lull length
if the present building
A driveway w ill be built at the''
ear of the hank building, and will
le entered from Depot Street, and
nake an exit at Main Street. On It ^
me window will be put into serv
ce at*the present, wilh provisions j
nade for additional windows later ,
Dillard Construction Company,
lytVa. hav the contract for the
onslruction of the new addition.
District Jaycees '
To Meet Here J
Jaycees of North Carolina's First
Jistrict will meet here at 7 p.m. j
Tiday at Spaldon's for a district
Tom Posey of Asheville. district
?ice president, will be in charge ol *
he business session.
In charge of arrangements for '
he events w ill be Wayncsvlle Jay- (
ees John Carver, Andy Blanton,
nd Ralph Thurnuin '
4-1! CLUB COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICERS, elect
ed Saturday morning at a meeting; at the court
house, are (seated, left to right*: Ncal Kell>
Bethel Senior Club, president; T. L. Francis,
Waynesville Senior, vice president; Ann Cathev,
Canton Senior, secretary - treasurer; Martha
Swaim. Canton Senior, reporter; (standing) Bar
bara Gosnell. Canton Junior, pianist; Mitzie l-d
uards, Canton Junior, sons leader; George Kirk
patrick, Crahtree-lron Dull Senior, reporter, and
Verlin Kd wards, Waynesville Senior, sons leader.
Charles Isley Announces
WTHS Concert Band Will
Not Enter State Contest
On Wednesday ? Groundhog
Day. is - ? Haywood coun
tians will join with other Ameri
cans in hoping Hr'cr Groundhog,
that peerless prognostic a tor of
the weather, will not see his
If he does, we're in for six
more weeks of ice sleet, snow
and low temperatures. If he
doesn't! we may set a respite
from Old Man Winter's icy srip.
Or. as one Waynesville man
put it: "If it doesn't get warm
er soon I'll either have to buy
another load of coal or an extra
pair of long handles.
The Way nesVille High School
Music Depai tiiu-iit will not be rep
resented in the animal State Band
Contest this year at Greensboro.
Charles Isley. director of the de
partment has announced.
The WTI1S Concert Bawd which
has won and shared top state hon
ors with Greensboro and Lenoir
for three years, and took a second
place in the top division last year,
will not go to the contest this year.
Director isley said: "This year's
band i- not up to the standard of
competing in grade six the high
est grade in the contest. Of the
fifty members, only about 12 have
been hard at Work, and seem in
terested Of the 12. about three
or four are seniors. With one
fourth working hard, and the oth
ers with a 'don't care attitude.' i
fill it impractical to enter the
"I am disappointed, and I feel
sorry for the few seniors who have
worked so hard, and had looked |
forward to this their last high
school contest hut the attitude of ,
(Sc'e Concert Band?Cage 61
In observance of "Hi alth Month
during February the Way nesville
Business and I'rol'i ssional Wo
men's Club will MMitisnr a health
poster contest during the month,
it has Ijeen announced
Art students at Waynesville
Township High School will com
pete for three pri/es to be awarded t
for the best posters dealing with
various phases of general health
The student- posters. aloiig^\ith
others On health themes, will be r
displayed in the window of the L.
N, Davis Insurance Co. office,
Mrs. Kcbekah Murray, chairman
of the B & PW Club's health and
safety* committee, is in charge of ;
arrangements loi the poster dis- |
Burley Tobacco School
Slated Here Wednesday
All important school on hurley
obacco production will he held at
lie courlhou.se from 10 a.m. until
l p.m. Wednesday, according to
L'ounty Agent Virgil L. Holloway.
With hurley producers facing
he possibility of allotment cuts
his year, greater emphasis will
lave to be placed 011 Increased ;
ields, Mr. lfolloway said.
Several tobacco specialists will
ic here Wednesday from N. C
state College to discuss the latest
nforination on hurley growing and
uiswer any questions that county
'antlers have on their particular
Also to he discussed will be a
lew wlldflre-reslstant variety of
tobacco. known as Hurley 16, which |
will he available to growers this
\ mass meeting of county to- 1
baeco producer* was held here on
Friday January 21. to discuss Ways
to cut hurley production to reduce
the size of the present heavy sur
\t that time, farmers recant- j
mended i! retention of the regula
tion which exempts growers with
.7 acre or less from allotment cuts, I
(2> Increasing the penalty on the I
sale of excess tobacco from 50 to
75 per cent, and '3> removal of all
penalties for failure to plant a
Of 4-H Council
Neal Kelly of the Bethel Senior
4-11 Club was elected president of
the Haywood County 4-H Council
at a meeting here Saturday morn
inn at the Courthouse.
Other officers chosen were:
T 1.. Francis. Waynesviile Sen
ior Club, vice president: Ann
CathCy. Canton Senior, secretary
treasurer; Martha Swaim, Canton
Senior, and George kirkpatrlck
Crabtret^-Iron Oult Senior, repbli
ers; Mitrie Edwards. Canter, fun
ior, and Verlin Edward-- WiTf
nfsville Senior, song leaders: and
Barbara Gosncll. Canton Junior,
A feature of the program Satur
day was the presentation ot a mock
meeting by officers of the Maggie
1-H Club: Mary Jane Valentine,
president: Jerry Ferguson, vice
president: Carolyn Soaso .secre
tary-treasurer: Wayne Ferguson,
reporter: Judy Woody and Billy
Henry, song leaders Adult leader
of the group is Mrs. Vester Afc
Way ni'svilte ami I laze I wood po
lice and the State Highway Patrol
warned county drivers todav ihal
persons driving cars with lf>54 li
cense tags after tonight will lie
stopped and given citations.
Police of the two towns also
stressed that drivers may receive
citations for taiiurc to buy and dis
play town lisen.se gats.
Patrolman Harold Dayton of the
Highway Patrol emphasized that
tags must not only be purchased,
but must be on vehicles ?? both
front and rear.
Since North Carolina has not
had two plates for the past several
years, some drivers face the added
problem of installing a plate hold
er before mounting the new lag*.
Old MacFadyen Home
Now Being Torn Down
The old MacFadyen residence
on the east side of Ashcville Road
is now being torn down and thi
ground is being graded down to
The present owner of the prop
erty. R. V. Welch, said that plans
for the future use of the property
have not yet been made.
Killed ... I 0
Loss. ? $8,699
(This Information com
piled from records ol
Stafe lllchTajr Patrol.)
Turn Your Porchlight On Tonight From 7 To 9 ? Give To March Of Dimes