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EYING THEIR CATCH in the cold, mud
ten of Lake Junaluska Tuesday at noon
hrse three seining specialists from Maple,
N. C., who netted more than a hundred pounds
of carp, bream, and crappie in a "trial run" near
the east end of the lake. (Mountaineer Photo).
?ETIN: A six-meinber com
?beaded by Paul Hyatt of
lille and including Frank
I of Highlands, Mrs. John
I Brevard, Robert I. Pres
?Aiheville, Wade Beck of
land Maj. O. A. Fetch of
1 was appointed at a meet
lirectors of Western North
I Highlanders, Inc. here
Ining to plan a manage
Inference for the tourist
? early this spring.
Parr is, Highlanders presi
lid that the conference
Pess food, courtesy, educa
lertcd that there is "a big
Ir western North Carolina
? to know more of the at
I this region has to offer.
Id that many natives are
Sainted with the wide vari
Pings the mountains have
? for the publication of a
PC "Vacation Map" were
Pissed and an April 1
I set for all copy for the
? accommodations folder.
Prs of Western North
? Highlanders met here to
? e N. C. Park Commis
m ,ln "le Masonic Terpplc
Psment John Parris in
P the meeting.
Pness session began at 10
? "was expected that most
? be devoted to
PiCt*B Pe- See. 3)
i will h r ille "nd Black
L e guest sPeak
Ech?r ? tbe Hazel wood
I at 7fCtall0n ' M?n
Rs subi?? wm be
P* J?veniie Delinn,,*,,?..
I I Will be followed by
d"scussi0n of childhood
as a sPeci?Jist in
Lake Level At Four Feet;
Seining Work Continues
255 Dogwoods Set j
Out In Hazelwood
(See story. Page 1, Section 3)
All the digging in Hazelwood
Monday and Tuesday was not for
fish bait. It was citizens setting
out 255 dogwood trees in a com
munity-wide beautification pro
gram. sponsored by the "Finer"
Mrs. Frank VVorthington.
chairman, said the 255 trees were
planted hi every area of town.
Much interest is being shown
in the project, and several peo
ple from a wide area have called
to place orders for additional
trees. Due to tbe scope of the
program, the beautification com
mittee of the Chamber of Com
merce are taking orders for ad
ditional trees this week and
until noon Wednesday.
Further information will be
found on page one,, section
Set May 3rd
The aldermen of Hazelwood have
set the date of the municipal elec-,
tion for Tuesday, May 3.
The filing date deadline for can
didates has been set f?r April 23
at 6 o'clock, the formal notice
There are four offices to be filled !
at, the town election?a mayor, and '
The board also named Mrs. Ray
mond Crawford, registrar, and
Mrs. Carroll Whitner and Joe N.
Tate as judges.
The registration books will open
at 9 o'clock on the morning of Sat
urday, May 16, and remain open
until 9 o'clock the night of Satur- !
day, 23. The 23rd will also be chal
The last town election in Hazel
wood showed 835 voters eligible to
vote, according to a checkup of the
n 1 oH nn IVTav 1 will hf>
vrittvtait) viwu u vii v ?m? v
named for a four-year term.
Present ofTicials are: Lawrence
Davis, mayor, and the three alder
men are Howell Bryson, John Bla
lock. and Frank Underwood.
(See Other Pictures Pg. 1, Sec. 2)
With the lake lowered to a
depth of about four feet, seining
operations to remove carp and cat
fish from Lake Junaluska got un
der way Tuesday after a test run
Because of heavy silt and stumps
on the bottom of the lake, profes
sional fishermen from Maple, N. |
C. had to cut down the size of
their nets to seine out tl^e so-called
"rough fish" to provide' improved
conditions for the game fish such ,
as bass, bream, and crappie.
J. W. Fowler, Jr., superintend-'
ent of the Lake Junaluska Metho- I
dist Assembly, asserted recently
that the assembly is doing every
thing possible to make the pictur- j
esque lake "a fisherman's para
The Maple fishermen said their i
catches at Junaluska have includ- |
ed large carp and crappieg, nice
big bass, and plenty of bream.
Although most of the caj-p and
catfish caught are destined for (
sale on Northern markets, at
least some wfll stay in Western j
J. Douglas Hipps, owner of a
commercial fishing lake at Starnes
Cove in Buncombe County, told
The Mountaineer by telephone this
morning that he has contracted to
buy "up to a carload" of the rough
The game fish caught in nets are
returned to the lake.
New Fishing Bill
In State March 28
RALEIGH <AP ? A bill mak-'
ing it a little pheaper for a non
resident to fish in North Carolina 1
passed the Senate without opposi-'
The measure already had passed 1
the House and will become law |
upon House approval of a Senate |
amendment which makes the new
short term fishing permits effec
tive within 20 days, 10 days soon- j
er than the original bill provided. j
The period was shortened so the
short term permits will be legal ;
when trout fishing begins April 5.
Under the bill, a non-resident i
(See Fishing?Page 6)
P Easter Seal Letters
P9 Mailed In Haywood
I'300 . . I
W* will ik conuin?n8
IhyJ^L mailed this
~Mr Warm *n'd windy
h *, cloudiness and
^ by the State Test
Kan. Mia. Tr.
/ O 10
~i*7- ?> 34 i
to raise money in behalf of the
county's crippled children, accord
ing to Dr. Thomas Stringiield,
The Easter Seal drive, sponsor
ed this year by the Wayncsville
Rotary Club started Tuesday when
eight barber shops in this area con
tributed all their receipts for the
day to the fund.
The Easter Seal letters, written
by Dr. Stringfield, point out:
"When you buy Easter Seals you
help the handicapped children in
Haywood County in their search
for?a chance to go to school?a
chance to get well?a chance to
play?and a chance to lead a use
"Whether a child is suffering
from cerebral palsy, crippled by
polio, handicapped by a deformed
leg or arm, has impaired eyesight,
or a cleft palate, the Society stands
(See Easter Seals?Pace 6>
? Directors of the Chamber of
Commerce heard a number of en
-ouraging project reports at their
monthly meeting here Tuesday
Richard Bradley, president,
pointed out he had ne,.
?uch enthusiasm over a program
as was displayed at two 01 ine
group meetings held last week ?
the agriculture group, and civic
and professional group.
John Carver, chairman of the
agriculture group, and Charles
Way, chairman of the civic asd
professional group, gave brief re
ports on phases of their group pro
grams which are already under
The directors went on record op
posing the proposed three per
cent tax on hotel, and motel room
rentals. A resolution and letter
on this is being sent to various
members of the General Assembly.
Ned Tucker, executive vice
president, reported on the revis
ion of by-laws, with a few changes
made at the direction at the Jan
The group discussed general
pending legislation in the General
Assembly, and its affect on this
The new highway program,
which will mean the expenditure
of over $3,300,000 in this area came
up for a report, as well as a brief |
report of activities of the indus- j
To Conduct Annual
Review Of Taxes
County tax assessments will be
reviewed for five days next week
by the county commissioners, fit
ting as a board of equalization and
From Monday through Friday
the board will examine and review
the tax list of each township for
the current year and hear any tax
payer in respect to the valuation of
all property and the correction of
any errors on the tax books.
The schedule is:
Monday, March 14 ? Ivy Hill,
Jonathan Creek, White Oak, and
Tuesday, March 15 ? Fines
Creek. Crabtree, and Iron Dul'f
Wednesday, March 16 ? Pigeon,
East Fork, Clyde and Cecil Town
Thursday, March 17 ? Bca\*r
Friday, March 18 ?? Waynesville
Board To Open
Fire Truck Bids i
Bids on a new fire truck for
Waynesville will be opened by the
Board of Aldermen this afternoon
to provide the town with modern
500-gallon pumper unit.
Two bids will be received ? one
for the truck, another for the
Fire Chief Felix Stovall estimat
ed that the total cost on the fire
fighting material will be about
$12,000 ? with probable delivery
about July 1.
LOOKING IN VAIN for his master, Hooper Alexander, is "Icky"
who has been pacing the business section restlessly in his search,
refusing to eat or to stay at home on Hospital St. The little ter
rier seems to sense that something is wrong but?like a human
being?cannot fully realize his best friend is gone.
"lcky Paces Streets
Searching For Master
Br BOB CONWAY
What happens when one of
man's best friends ? a dog ?
loses his best friend?
All this week a small rat ter
rier named "Jchabod ? and call
ed "Icky" for short ? has been
searching the business section
around the postoffire for his
As people enter and leave the
postoffire. Icky looks inquiring
ly and sniffs the air for the fa- I
miliar scent of his owner.
Sometimes he crosses the street
and pace* up and down by tho
town hall or pads down Church
St. toward the Parkway Motor
At home at *11 Hospital St.,
the little doe lies by his owner's ,
favorite chair or looks into the
brown Ford in which he has rid
den so many times. For sever
al days now, he has refused to
This time, however, lcky's per
sistence in looking for his
master will not be rewarded
with an affectionate pat on the
head, a nice bone, or a ride in
the country in the car.
Last Sunday his owner, Hoop
er Alexander, prominent civic
leader, died in Haywood < ibnty
Hospital following a heart at
Tennessee Ramp Event
To Feature N.C. Ramps
In Canton Area
The Clyde Fire Department
traveled a total of approximately
14 miles Tuesday afternoon to
answer an alarm in the Fibreville
community on the outskirts of
Fire Chief Larry Cagle said that
approximately $60 damage to a
wall in the home of Hack Smath- |
ers was caused bv a fire, which
resulted from defective wiring.
The living room of the one-story
frame structure was the scene of
The Canton Fire Department is j
not permitted to answer alarms
outside the town limits. Firemen
in Waynesvllle and Hazelwood, as
well as Clyde, makes runs to rural
areas on agreement with the coun
By BOB CONWAY
Tennessee will have another ramp
convention of its own this year
featuring ramps from North Caro
lina?dug by North Carolinians.
Apparently not bothered by the
fact that they don't have enough 1
ramps of their own, a group of per
sons at Cosby, Tenn.?across the
line from Mt. Sterling community
in Haywood County?are planning
their own festival this spring and 1
have invited former president Har
ry Truman to be on hand for the
To make up for the scarcity of,
ramps on their side of the moun
tain, the Tenncsseeans have applied
for permission from Pisgah Forest
officials to dig ramps on Big East
Fork ? only about a mile from '
where. Haywood County's renowned
Ramp Convention is held at Camp :
And?realizing the preeminence 1
of Tar Heels in the ramp field?
(See Ramps?Page 6)
Meeting Bringing 800 From 3 States
H. H. Curtiss and the Waynes-1
ville congregation of Jehovah's Wit
nesses will be host this weekend
to more than 800 Jehovah's Wit
nesses from the two Carolinas and
Georgia who will be here for the
semi-annual circuit assembly. The
meeting will be in the Waynesville
Township High School Auditorium.
Mr. Curtiss, the local minister
and representative of the Watch
tower Society, will head the wel- j
coming committee for the incom
ing delegates. He has been in
Waynesville and Haywood County
for the past two years.
Guest speakers'for the assembly
will be A. A. Catanzaro and W. J.
Sims, from the New York Watch
The services of the assembly and
visiting ministers arc as follows:
7 p.m. convention opens with
songs and prayer, led by J. C.
Grubbs of Blue Ridge. Ga.
W. J. Sims will deliver the ad
dress of welcome.
Mr. Sims will also head a panel
of speakers giving short six- to
eight-minute Bible readings and
spcakln? assignment* The 'speik
HEADING THE ASSEMBLY of Jehovah's Witnesses merlin* here
this weekend at the hi*h school are H. H. Curtis of the local con
*re*ation, and A. A. Catanzaro. of New York, principal speaker of
the 3-day event, startin* Friday ni*ht.
ers consist of Mr. R G. Decelles,
Anderson. S. C.; 9-y.?ar-oi(l R. Bry
an of Asheville. and R W Mur
doch, Rpnrtnnbiir'*. '
7:45 A. A. Cat an/a ro will discuss
circuit analysis. The analysis re
port concerns itself with the pro
gress and erowth of the inov? wn'.
8:05 Mr. Catanzaro will head a
panel of speakers whose subjects
will deal with the ministerial work
of Jehovah's Witnesses. Assisting
Mr. Catanzaro will be Mr. Sims,
W. A. Thompson, Athens. Ga., and
P. R. Bryan, Ashevillc.
9 30 announcements, song and
9 a.m. program opens with a
Bible discourse by M. O. Winches
ter, Hartwcll. Ga., entitled "SklUed
Preachers of the Word",
Baptismal services from 1:30
p.m. to 2:05 p.m., by Mr. Catanzaro,
and the evening showing of the
film, "The New World Society in
Action," beginning at about 7 p.m.
2:05 p.m. O. L. Snyder, Clarkes
ville, Ga., speaks on the subject.
"Sharing in the Shepherding
6:45 p.m., songs and experiences
by W. J. Sims.
7 p.m., Mr. Cataanzaro will dis
cuss the New World Society.
9:10 p.m., activities end -with
Highlight of the three-day gath
ering wll lbe at 3 p.m.. with Mr.
(See Aaaembty?Pare fi>
Decision Is Sought
On Canton Viaduct
Asking Town To
Give An Answer
By April First
The State Highway Department
is asking fur a definite decision
from Canton officials relative to the
proposed 800-foot viaduct in Can
ton by April first.
Harry Buchanan, commissioner
of the 14th district, told The Moun
taineer at noon today, that be had
heard from the Canton board of
aldermen in answer to his letter,
that they would write him in a few
days He said the Canton officials
gave no indication as to what their
answer would be.
Mayor J. W. Stone told this news
paper a few days ago that the
Town officials were of the same
opinion as they were last fall, when
they went on record that they
would not fight the construction of
the viaduct, but did not feel obli
gated to put any money into the
Commissioner Buchanan said he
would meet with the board any
where. anytime, to futrher discuss
the matter. Two meetings have al
ready been held.
The Slate Highway Commission
maintains it is mandatory that the
town pay one-third of the right
of-way costs, with the state and
federal government paying the oth
two-thirds. The Town of Canton
takes the position that since it is
through travel that is bottle-neck
ing the streets, that the town
should not be obligated for any of
the right-of-wav costs, which are
estimated at near a half million
<M the $1,550,000 now allocated
for th;i ^oject. $1 100 000 came
itrom si, plus highway funds an*
' was designated for the pYoject by
the late Governor William B. Um
stead. The other $450,000 came
from a district allocation.
Commissioner Buchanan said
that under regulations of the High
way Commission, that should the
proposed viaduct project be aban
doned, that the $450,000 would
definitely remain in the district,
with the other $1,100,000 reverting
back into the highway surplus
fund to be re-allocated by the
governor at his discretion.
Commissioner Buchanan said
that if everything is cleared at once
for going ahead with the projert
that it would take six to eight
months to get the project ready for
a contract, and perhaps 18 months
for actual construction. "This
means about two years before the
viaduct could be put into use, and
with the steady increase in traffic,
that will make it rather late in
bringing about a better situation in
Canton," he continued,
Book Sale Is Planned
For Library Building
The Waynesvllle Woman's Club
will hold a book sale Friday from
9 a.m. until I p.m. in the First
Proceeds from the sale will go
to the building furid of the Hay
wood County Library.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Alexander,
who recently visited Miami, Fla.,
were members of a fishing party
which sailed from Rusty's Fishing
Camp to fish for snapper and
Ted Rogers, W-aynesville High
School senior, has been awarded
a Morehead Scholarship for study
at the University of North Caro
lina. He returned last night after
a final interview in Chapel Hill
The scholarship is valued at
; $5,000 and is awarded on a bisis
! of scholarship, leadership, and
' The winners were announced by
John Motley Morehead of New
York, UNC graduate of 1891, in
dustrialist and former minister to
, Sweden, who established the schol
arship fund of the Morehead Foun
| Twenty-five scholarships were
awarded in the state, five of which
went to Western North Carolina
, high school students. In addition
?>o KQ?er*vt? i> ?jther WNC vinor?-s
were Clifton Metcalf, Brevaro.
Charles Re<*d, gylva; Mikfl Sum
| ner. Rutherfordton; and Jimmy
Young Rogers, who is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Rogers of
Waynesville, is valedictorian of his
(See Ted Rogers?Page 61
K>." . ? .;> - - - * ' ~ ? ' ?? '
Set Next Friday
The Waynesville Township High
School orchestra will present a
concert next Friday night featuring
the music the group will play in
New Orleans later this month.
The WTHS chorus and concert
| band also will present several num
bers on the program.
The proceeds will be used to
finance the band's transportation
to New Orleans to play before the
bi-annual .Southern Music Educa
tors Conference March 24-28.
Charles F. Isley will direct the
orchestra and the chorus next Fri
day night, while Rohcrt Campbell
will direct the. concert band.
Charles B. McCrary
Meeting In Capital
Charles B. McCrary of Fines
'Creek is in Washington attending
' a meeting with the U. S. Depart
j ment Of Agriculture on the bur
McCrary was named ? by Hay
I wood growers several weeks ago
to represent this county at a meet
ing in Lexington, Ky., and Wash
Waynesville Bands. Chorus
To Enter District Contest
The Waynesvlllo Township High -
School inarching band, the junior
band, and the chorus will partici
pate in the annual Western District
music contest a't Western Carolina
College Friday and Saturday. '
The junior band will compete in
the -Class 2 music division, while
the marching band will be in Class
3. according to Charles F. Isley,
director of music at WTHS.
The concert band, which usually
enters the Class 6 music contest,
will not participate in the competi
tion this yeai^ Mr. Issley added.
, Students at Waynesville High
were to hear a concert by the
Brevard High School band at 2:15
today in the high school auditori
um. Last week, the Lee Edwards
band appeared here.
Waynesville's band gave concerts
at both Brevard and Lee Edwards
Killed ? ? ? ? 0
Loss ?. $11/359
(This Information com
piled from records at
State Highway Patrol.)