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year NO. 18 20 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 3, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood "and Jackson Counties
n who attend Haywood
pre-school clinics this
get not only physical ex
s and immunizations but
r of the school they will
ew look" in the clinics
ovided through the joint
the Health Department,
Is. the I'TA, and home
nics ? for all children
be six years old by Oc
1955 ? will begin at Al
>k School on March 10,
it Hazelwood School on
of the clinics are being
to parents of pre-school
ren by the superintend
school's office. The chil
uelves also will receive
is" delivered by older
or sisters already in
by neighboring children,
ogram of entertainment
ihnients and the tour of
1 building and grounds
ranged by school officials
lets, the PTA, and the
is in the community,
ubye Bryson, public
irse, pointed out that
requires that all children
chool in the fall must be
i for whooping cough,
and smallpox, and must
ertificates showing that
s have been given prior
[inning of school in Sep
irth certificates also must
?ed ? according to state
ats wish, they can have
Iren immunized prior to
?School Clinic?Page 8)
porchlight drive for the
of clothing for the Com
lothing Closet will be
Ight under the sponsor
e Loyal Order of Moose,
res were made by the Ki
iib and the Hazelwood
11 stop wherever porch
left burning to pick up
of clothing. If desired,
ay leave their contribu
a light is overlooked or
iolated area not likely to
lonors are asked to call
Walker at GL 6-6045
d Cross office at GL 6
lunteer drivers from the
s Club and the Woman's
answer the calls and pick
alker, who is president
thing Closet Association,
while there is a need for
if all sizes, there is an
ed for children's clothes
n's cotton house dresses,
ive will start at 7:30
L. Timbes and G. F.
irolhers. are opening a ^
urant Monday on Main
e location formerly oc-1
known as the WWNC
brothers Restaurant, the
lishment will serve three
y, including short orders,
specialize in Western
afood, and country ham.
itaurant also will cater
Sroups and parties in its
ning room in the base
is the owner of another
aurant G. F. has been
by American Enka Corp.
iber of years. j
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mostly ralr and
Ma*. Min. Pr.
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M 50 .11
Tom E. Curtis was one of 40 to
j successfully pass the State Board
of Pharmacy examinations, held
i February 15, with the results just
Tom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
] Zeb W. Curtis, and the young
' pharmacists is a partner with his
father in the operation of Curtis
: Drug Store.
i He is a graduate of Waynesville
Township High School in the class
i of J949. where he was active in
(-the hand and chorus. He attended
j ACarR" Hill College and graduated
in 1951, where he was also active
in the college chorus. After grad
uating from Mars Hill he entered
the School of Pharmacy at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, graduat
ing 'three years later, in 1954.
He served his apprenticeship
i during the summers, and since
, graduation from the University in
; Curtis Drug Store. He took his
i theoretical examination last June.
While at the University he waS
a member of the Kappa Psi, serv
ed as social chairman for a year,
j was also a member of the N. C.
i Pharmaceutical Association, stu
j dent member: also the Anterican
: association, and since graduation
has become a regular member of
the association. He is a member of
the Western North Carolina Drug
Club, a member of the Lions
Dillard Firm Is
Low Bidder On
W. B. Dillard Company Mas low
bidder for construction of guard
rails along the North Carolina sec
tions of the Blue Ridge Parkway,
according to an Associated Press
release from Washington.
The Bureau of Public Roads said
(See Dillard Firm?Page 8)
Red Cross Funds Benefit
Local Family In Emergency
By LEO LESLIE
A telegram came at midnight?
I its message revealing terrifying
| news: "YOUR HUSBAND SUF
j FERED A BRAIN HEMOR
The wife and two small children
over 400 miles away were shocked
j by the news.
The mother of the young man in
Waynesville, learned of the trag
edy a few hours later while she
was at work. Her frightened
thoughts were: Is my son still
alive? What are his chances to go
This tragic situation occurred
early this week. Charles Medford,
a native of Haywood county, suf
fered a brain hemorrhage while
at sea. The Navy transported him
Immediately to the Naval hospital
in Jacksonville. Fla. At midnight,
a telegram from the Chief of Naval
Personnel In Washington was de
livered to his wife in Charlotte,
where she lives with her two chil
In official terminology! Mrs.
Charles Medford was informed of
the condition her husband was in.
and that he was now in the hospit
al. As quickly as possible she re
layed the news to her mother-in
law, Mrs. Larry Lee Medford.
In anguish and grief, the mother
hastened to the Red Cross office at
the courthouse. Mrs. McDarris,
secretary of the Hayw'ood County
chapter, immediately called the
field director of the Jacksonville
office of the Red Cross. Within 35
minutes a Red Cross field repre
sentative had sent thfoftgh the re
ply that she had been at the boy's
bedside, had sponen with the doc
tors in charge and was given a full
report of his present condition and
' chances for recovery. The report
' was not too optimistic.
Mrs. Medford asked what could
, l>e done so that she and her hus
| band could see her son as quickly
as possible, and remain near him
; during the critical days that are to
I follow. How would they be able to
finance the trip, and possibly the
long stay in Jacksonville?
Mrs. McDarris told her not to
worry about the cost or about flnd
I ing a place to stay in Jacksonville.
1 The Red Cross would attend to it
Tuesday evening, Mr. and Mrs
(See Red Cross?Page Hi
Students at Clyde School got an
unexpected one-day vacation Tues
day. caused by a water pipe burst
| ing in the basement of the school
! Monday night.
Not so fortunate, however, were
residents of Clyde who were with
out water from approximately 11
' to 11:30 p.m. when water pressure
dropped sharply due to the break.
The loss in pressure was first
noticed about 10:30 p.m. Monday
| and was believd at the time to |
have been caused by a firt plug
being knocked over. The break at
| the- school was discovered about
j J. W. Morgan, water superin
tendent at Clyde, and John Cald
well, in charge of the town's pump
' house, worked throughout the night
I on the filter pumps and well pumps
to keep water pressure at an ade
' quate level.
Lawrence B. Leatherwood, super
(intendent of schools, said that the
school's boiler room was flooded
with about 18 inches of water, but
that no damage was caused by the
break in the l'^-inch pipe, which
had been under repairs.
Workmen repaired the break
Tuesday and bailed out the boiler
room to permit the reopening of
the school Wednesday.
The Community Development
Program group at Fines Creek
was reorganized Wednesday night
at a meeting at Fines Creek
Elected as officers to head the
, new group were:
Ray Seay, president; Marion
Kirkpatrick. vice president; Joan
Ferguson, secretary; Mrs. James
j Carpenter, treasurer, and Mrs.
i Sam Ferguson, reporter.
The organization made plans to
' conduct a talent show on March
11, when $25 in prizes will be a
warded and free refreshments will
; be served.
The community is also support
| ing boys and girls CDP basketball
i teams, both of which will enter the
? county tournament later this
Johnny Phillips of Waynesville,
employed at the Garrett Funeral
Home, received noUfication re
cently that he passed the funeral
director's examination given in
Raleigh in January to a group of
20 persons by the North Carolina
Board of Embalmcrs and Funeral
A 1954 graduate o'f Dallas In
1 stitute-Gupton Jones in Dallas.
Texas, he passed his embalmer's
examination last July.
Mr. Phillips and Mrs. Phillips,
the former Dot Gaddis, and their
two daughters, reside at 104 West
CROWNED QUEEN of the Blue Ridge Conference basketball tourn
ament at Enka last week was Patsy Holder, junior at Waynesville
Township High School and a member of the WTI1S band. A brown -
eyed' blonde, Patsy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Javi "vlder
of the Balsam Road. Her selection as Blue Ridge queen ni:-i eti the
third consecutive year that a Waynesville High coed has w? a this
honor. Winner in 1)151 was fjleen Derringer and in 1953 Alary Ia>u
Ferguson. ' (Mountaineer Photo).
Red Cross Will Open
Fund Drive Here Monday
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March Roars In
With Spring Only
18 Days Away
March roared in like a lion
early Tuesday morning, but was
soon as subdued as a gentle lion.
The third month of 1955 came in
amid the fury of high winds, and
pelting rain. Before noon, the
sun was peeking through the
clouds, and before long. It ap
peared that spring itself had ar
Along with the Roar of March
came the usual flood of bills, and
the green statement wrapped
around cancelled checks from
the bank bearing news that can
not be classified as joyful.
so 'tis March, and in ex
actly 18 more days it will of
ficially be spring ? by the cal
Woman Suffers Heart
Attack At Courthouse
Mrs. Fred H. Moody. 1015 East
St.. suffered a slight heart attack
during an insurance claim hearing
on the third floor of the court
house about 12:45 p.m. Wednes
She was treated by Dr. Boyd
Owen and then taken to the Hay
wood County Hospital in Garrett's
TO CONFER WITH GOVERNOR
W. Curtis Russ, editor of The
Mountaineer, is spending the week
end in Raleigh! He is scheduled to
have a conference with Governor
Hodges on Friday.
The ' kickofT" meeting for the
I 1955 Red Cfoss drive in the
Waytiesville area will be held
from 9 until 11 a.m. Monday
in the basement of the First Meth
; ollst Church, according to Leo Les
I lie, general chairman.
Volunteer workers are asked to
come in during the two-bour period
at their own convenience and pick
up their materials for the drive.
Coffee and doughnuts will be serv
ed at the time.
1 Divisional chairmen for the drive
Waynesville residential, Mrs.
Felix Stovall; Hazel wood residen
tial, Mrs. Stuart Roberson; Lake
Junaluska. Miss Louise Ballard;
Waynesville business, Mrs. J. C.
Hannah; Hazelwood business. F. A.
Williamson: industrial, James G.
McKinley:, public schools. Mrs. M.
G. Stamey and Mrs. Carl Ratcliffe;
St. John's School. Mrs. Simon
Klosky; rural, the Rev. Lonnie
Davis; ministers, the Rev. James
1Y- Perry: professional, Mrs. Jack
B. Davis, and town hall. G. C.
Saturday Classes End
The Canton school system will
end its series of three Saturday
sessions this week to make up for
time lost when the schools were
closed three days after the six
inch snow of January 19.
Two Saturday sessions were
held in February.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Carswell and
children. Tommy and Jane, left
yesterday to spend a week's vaca
tion in Florida.
Lake Is Lowered
For Carp Hunting
The level of 250-acre Lake Jun
aluska has been lowered in prep
aration for removing carp and cat
fish from the lake to improve the
fishing there. Methodist Assembly
superintendent James W. Fowler,
Jr., has announced.
Seining of the lake to eliminate
the "rough" fish to make way for
game fish, sueh as bass and bream,
will begin this Monday.
A specialist in fishing with the
contracting firm estimated there
arc at least 100 000 pounds of carp
in the lake, and perhaps more.
The fish' taken from the lake will
be shipped alive to northern mar
kets in tank trucks and there sold
on the market.
The program Is being staged
with the cooperation of the North
Carolina Wildlife Resources Com
The rough fish are harmful to
the propagation of the game fish,
although several thousands bass
fingerlinga were put into Hie lake
a few years ago.
Agriculture Council Formed
As Division Of Chamber
4 - H Week
Haywood County 4-H Clubs will
observe National 4-H Week, March 1
5-13, with a series of special pro
grams, window displays, and radio
Plans for the observance were
made last week at a meeting of the
4-H Club county council at the
courthouse, presided over by Neal
Kelly of Bethel, president.
Window displays will be ar
ranged by the Waynesvllle Senior.
Canton Senior, Saunook, and Clyde
clubs, while radio programs will
be presented by the East Waynes
vllle, Waynesvllle Junior. Crab
tree Senior, Fines Cieek Junior,
Pennsylvania Avenue (WW1T), and
Maggie clubs, the county council, j
and the National 4-H Congress
delegates including the square
dance team and Bernard Fergu
son, former state burley tobacco
Preliminary plans also have
been made for the Junior 4-H >
Club basketball tournament to be
held at the Champion YMCA in
Canton March 21-28.
The Haze)wood Lions Club will
conduct a light bulb sale next
week following a "kickoff" meeting
at the First State Bank at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 8.
A total of 2,500 bull* -? in 250
packages of 10 cacti will Be off?r
ed for sale b> the Lions members.
The club's activities committee,
headed by Fred Harron, will be in
charge of the sale, which will end
next Saturday at noon.
According to a recent report, the
Hazelwood Lions Club has grown
from a charter membership of 11
in October to 33 today. During
February the organization's attend
ance averaged 94 per cent.
Meetings are held in Hazelwood
on the second and fourth Tuesdays
i of each month, with the first
j monthly meeting as a dinner meet
, ing at the Hazelwood Presbyterian
Clyde Fisher is president of the
Girl Scouts and Brownie Scouts
of the Haywood County District
will observe National Girl Scout
Week. March 6-13.
They will begin the week's ob
servance with Girl Scout Sunday,
March 6, when they will sit togeth
er at a morning church service.
Girls in the Waynesvillc area will
go to the First Baptist Church and
the Canton girls will go' to the Can
ton Central Methodist Church.
They will wear their uniforms, if
(See Girl Scouts?Page 8)
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Increase In High
Ilaywood county had aniin
crease in hich school enrollment
of 259 from 1949 to 1954, ac
cording to official records just
released liv the State.
This is an increase of 22.5 per
cent, which is above the state
average for the same period of
19.2 per cent.
In 1949 the enrollment was
1,153 as compared with 1,412 in
1954. the report showed.
Waynesvilli rarmtk.^lvt mad*'
throe ruts, rutting two Itw-t two
days, aceordim; to a report by Fire
I Chief Felix Slovall.
The first alarm eame at 10:45
a.m. Wednesday when defective
' wiring caused a fire at the olfiee of
architect James L. Elwpod on
Asheville lload near the Ra.vwood
Mr. Khvood said that npproxi
I mately $300 damage was done to
the building, but the contents of
the office suffered only water dam
age. The property was fully cov
(See Three Fires?Face 8)
To Give Receipts
To Easter Fund
Eight barber shops in the Way
nesville area will give all ol' their
receipts next Tuesday to the East
er Seal fund for the benefit of
crippled children in life state.
The special campaign, sponsor
ed jointly by the Associated Mas
ter Barbers of North Carolina ana
the North Carolina Society of Crip
pled Children and Adults, will
I serve as one of the "kick-off"
events of the 1955 Easter Seal Sale.
Hershel Caldwell is chairman of
the area barber's group which in
| eludes the following barber shops:
j Roadway, Queen's, Hazelwood,
Parkway, Carolina, Depot, S. flc M.,
' and City.
The Haywood County Agricul
tural Council was organized as one
of the five divisions of the Cham
ber of Commerce Monday night at
a meeting at the courthouse.
Named as chairman of the new
organization was John Carver, a
director of the Chamber, member
of the county Board of Elections,
and past president of the Waynes
Also chosen as members of the
group's executive committee were
V. L. Holloway. county farm agent,
first vice-chairman; Herbert Sing
letary, farmer and formerly as
sistant colinty agent, second vice
chairman; Dick Bradley, Chamber
of Commerce president; tx-officio
member, and Ned Tucker, execu
tive vice-president of the Chamber,
The three major objectives of
the Agricultural Council, outlined
by Mr. Bradley, are;
1. To work with all agricultural
agencies, organizations, and inter
ested individuals for further de
velopment of agriculture in Hay
2. To make Haywood County the
most highly organized, efficient,
and fully developed agricultural
county in the state.
3. To promote in every way the
economic, cultural, and spiritual
life of the farm people in thsi
county so that Haywood will con
tinue to be the best county In
which to live and work.
The meeting was then turned
over to Mr. Carver, who presented
suggestions on six classes of pro
1. Hoys and girls club work.
2. Diversified farming and new
3. Specialized Tarnilng.
4. Better rural-urban relation
5. Completion of livestock show
and home arts building.
Concerning boys and girls work,
(See C. of C.?Page 8>
Will Be Held
The county's annual dairying
school will be held at the court
house at 7:30 p.m., Friday, accord
ing to County Agent Virgil L. Hol
For the program N. C. State Col
lege dairy specialists will be here
to discuss: (1) basic points in a
good dairy-management program,
(2) suggestions for raising produc
tion and cutting dairy feed costs,
and '3) milk marketing.
The specialists also will offer
the latest advice and information
on the new bulk tank method of
marketing milk. >
To Be Assigned
To State Sale
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N. W. Garrett and L. C. Moody
| will have assignments of purebred
Angus cattle in the 7th annual sale
at Greensboro on March 7.
Garrett will assign 10 head to
It is expected that several pro
ducers from here will attend the
sale, Garrett pointed out that the
big need in Haywood right now
! is an improvement in the quality
?j of beef cattle. "The production of
beef cattle is an important econom
ic factor to this area, and our pro
ducers should be more quality
minded," he said.
Forestry Program Growing
Rapidly, Orr Tells Kiwanis
The rapid growth of the forestry
program in the nation in the last
10 years was told to the Waynes
vllle Kiwanis Club by Ray Orr,
division forester of the conserva
tion department of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Co..at Canton at
a meeting Tuesday night at Spal
Farmers today are supplement
ing their regular agricultural in
come by selling timber?raised by
planting more trees and cutting
selectively, Mr. Orr explained.
Recalling earlier days, the Cham
pion official said that when he ap
plied for a job with the company
after graduation from college he
was told by Walter Damtoft; "We
don't need a forester. I'm the for
Today the Carolina division of
the company alone has 30 foresters.
Mr. Orr pointed out.
At present, he said, the Canton
plant uses between 15.000 and 16.
000 cords of wood each day, seven
days a week and owns 300,000 acres
of timber land as a backlog for an
Hp added lhat the firm has a
$14,000,000 payroll at Canton and
pays out another $10,000,000 an
nually to buy wood. v
I To insure the continued develop
] nien( of the forestry program and
i to provide a sufficient supply of
wood. Champion spends $150,000
i yearly to help farmers and other
land owners in their timber pro
gram. Mr. Orr explained.
At no cost td landowners, he
' said, CP&F foresters inspect wood
lands and mark trees which should
1 be cut.
Mr. Orr asserted thai thousands
' of acres of land in Haywood Coun
jty uould bring their owners more
'profit if planted in timber than
! they do from their present use.
The Kiwanls meeting was con
cluded with the showing of n mo
tion picture in color, entitled
I "When a Fellow Needs a Forester,"
produced by the Southern Pulp
wood Conservation Association and
sponsored by Champion,
Bob Tippett, chairman of the Ki
wanls agricultural and conserva
tion committee, was In charge of
the program. Vice President H L.
Plciness presided at the meeting.
Killed ...: 0
(This information com
piled from record, ol
Mai, Ifirhwae Patrol.)