m The Waynesyille Mountaineer
- p| Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ^?-Q
no. 27 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESYILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIl7T,1955 7" $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
[igeon River Road Hearing Set Monday 18th
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Must Get Road Through Canton' Says Buchanan Two Days
bis Are 1
Ion the Canton Viaduct is
Lid up by Commissioner
Lehman, as he seeks "a
Ejgh Canton,'' The Moun
Etarned from the commis
Ethe 14th district today.
Ev working on plans to go
I there somehow, because
E i vital link in our high
lem," Commissioner Buch
lone link of road is a bot
I for all Western North
I, and when the Pigeon
tad is opened up the mat
??ioner Buchanan said he
Ming on plans which he
Et divulge right now. be
En are several technical
Ei clear up. He added: "I
? be able to present these
Lo long, because we have
?trough Canton somehow,
kticular link of road is so
il weeks ago Commission
itnin wrote the Canton
at he would have to have
cision by April first. The
a were faced with the .
d( paying for one-third of
l of right-of-way for the
1 viaduct. The Canton of
lid they would not oppose
lion of the 800-foot via
t did not feel that Canton
t obligated to pay any of
i. tot, even any right-of
School Set |
stations of docking, de
ind castrating cattle will
i by county farm agents
toy, April 12, it has been
et bv County Agent Vir
smonstrations will be giv
tine and place convenient
ty farmers, Mr. Holloway
i Producers who desire
nonstrations are asked to
the county agent's office,
cheduled for this month is
ul beekeepers' school, to
?ded by W. A. Stephens.
?? specialist from N. C.
?Ne. The exact date of
?1 has not been set.
lag Closet To
?2 Days This Week
?othing Closet in the Hay
funty courthouse will be
? days this week, accord
P announcement by Mrs.
Palker, president of the
? Closet Association.
Pe will be Tuesday from
P until 12:30 p.m. and
jay from 2 until 5 p.m.
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS sworn into office position, and Clifton Terrell, taking office for the
today by Clerk of Superior Court J. B. Siler were first time.
J. W. Killian (center), who was re-elected to the (Mountaineer Photo).
Union Easter Services Set
In 4 Churches This Week
A "collision" on U. S. 19 near
the Maggie postoffice at 5:45 a.m.
today between a cow and a 1951
DcSoto four-door car resulted in
the death of the animal and dam
ages of $475 to the vehicle.
The driver of the car ? Jack
Wright of Hazelwood ? was bound
with two companions o go fishing
at Lake Santeetlah.
The cow was owned by Mrs.
The mishap was investigated by
Patrolman Harold Dayton of the
State Highway Patrol and Deputy
Sheriff Gene Howell.
Another accident occurred at
5:45 p.m. Sunday on U. S. 19A-23
when a car driven by Marion
James Williams of Biltmore side
swiped the rear end of another car
driven by Willie Martin Harris of
Hazelwood as the latter started to
turn right into the fish hatchery
grounds near Balsam.
Williams was charged by Cpl.
Pritchard Smith of the Highway
Patrol with driving with improper
Damage to both cars was esti
mated at $40.
Charles Messer and Stanford
Mas&ie returned to Duke University
Sunday after spending the spring
holidays with their parents.
Annual union Easter services
| will be held by the Presbyterian,
I Baptist, Methodist and Episcopal
i Churches of Waynesville begin
ning Wednesday night. * -
The ^service Wednesday night
will be at the First Baptist Church
at 7:30 o'clock, with Rev. Earl
i Brandall of the First Methodist
| Church bringing the message.
Thursday's service will be at
7:30 p.m. in the First Methodist
Church, with Rev. T. E. Robinett,
pastor of the First Baptist Church
as the speaker.
The Good Friday service will be
held at 12 o'clock noon at Grace
An Easter cantata, "Rabboni",
will be presented by the combin
ed choirs Sunday night at 7:30
o'clock in the Methodist Church.
The services will be conducted
jointly by ministers of the partici
pating churches, including the Rev.
Earl H. Brendall, First Methodist;
the Rev. T. E. Robinett, First Bap
tist, and the Rev. James Y. Perry.
Sunrise Services At
Lake Sunday at 6 A. M.
The annual sunrise services will
be held on the hill at the huge
cross at Lake Junaluska Easter
The services which attract hun
dreds every Easter will again be
in the charge of the Methodist
Edwin Lcatherwood is in charge
of the program. The services will
begin at 6 a.m.
James W. Fowler, Jr., superin
tendent of Lake Junaluska will be
The theme of tnis year's service
is "Christ Above All."
The members of the MYF will
have charge of the prryer, scrip
ture reading and the nv.sic.
The site of the services is on the
top of the hill overlooking the 250
A. L. Ramsey
Albert L. Ramsey of Franklin
today assumed his new duties here
as assistant farm agent, according
to County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
He replaces Joe K. Davis, who
resigned in March to engage in
dairy farming in Cleveland County.
Mr. Ramsey was graduated from
North Carolina State College in
1943 and from the U. S. Military
Academy in 1946. After graduation
from West Point, he served in the
U. S. Army until December, 1950.
Before coming here, he was an
assistant county agent for TVA in
Madison. Yancey, Mitchell, Avery,
and Watauga counties and was en
gaged in farming in Macon Coun
ty prior to that time.
Mr. Ramsey, his wife and daugh
ter will make their home here on
the Eagle's Nest Road.
Faulty Flue Causes
$200 In Fire Damage
Waynesville firemen made a run
at 7:35 a.m. Friday to the home of
Cecil Harrison on Bryson St..
where a fire started from a de
Fire Chief Felix Stovall estimat
ed- the damage at $200.
The Agricultural Development
Council and the Board of Commis-;
sioners will meet tonight, 7;30, to
discuss the development of the
Horve Arts and Live Stock build
The meeting was arranged by j
John Carver, chairman of the j
council and the commissioners.
Faraday C. Greene, chairman of
the board of commissioners said
today, that he understood the
Council had a proposition to make.:
and added: "That is all We know
about ihe matter, and we will be
The former Board of Commis
sioners purchased a 16.29-acre tract
of land on Highway 19A-23 between
here and Lake Junaluska. The
county paid $15,000 for the proper
Shortly after the purchase of the
land. Champion Paper and Fibre
Company donated $5,000 towards ,
the cost buildings, while Caro- j
lina Power and Light Company
; gave $500 for the same purpose. 1
The records of the auditor's of- 1
; fice shows that about $2,000 has'
| been added to the building fund j
' from a half-cent levy. This levy is
! provided in the. 1953 act setting j
up the Livestock and Home Arts !
project for the county.
No work has been done on the
property towards development.
Shortly after the purchase, and the
donations by the two industries, a
committee was named to work out
proposed plans for the buildings.
The local committee was to work
with specialists of State College on
Ppution Of 20,000
pst Booklets Starts
5*?. 'Ias started on
?wl tourist booklets,
^ne Haywood Coun
uuS ^ve 32 P#8es, and
, those of the
juiJ" ,*tlch have prov
?th potential visit
r ' ?
"? mild and
7L^*r PowibUlty of
N b? ,1Je te,"P?-?ture
?* the State Test
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A new cover design was made for
this year's booklet, and a new
double-spread map, showing the
location of all members of the
Haywood Highlanders again oc
cupies the center of the booklet
New pictures have been used In
the illustrations, and more space
devoted to describing the general
A cool green and black was a
gain used in printing the cover,
featuring a Smoky Mountain bear
at Mile High Overlook. The book
let title was also changed to j
"Mountain Vacationland. Waynes
ville Area, Western North Caro
L. E. DeVous, president of the
Highlanders, said travel agencies
were calling for the booklet, as
tbey had found the information so
complete in them, that it answered
The booklets are being sent to
travel agencies along the Eastern
seaboard, as well as a number in I
the midwest, particularly around
Chicago, and the Ohio area. .
' There are 39 photographs and
two maps reproduced in the book-'
Kiwanis, Boosters To Hear
Noland OnPigeon Road
Reeves Noland of Lake Junalus
ka, former highway commissioner,
will address the Waynesville Ki
wanis Club Tuesday night and the
Hazel wood Boosters Thursday night
on the Pigeon River Road.
Next week Mr. Noland will ap
pear ^efore the Waynesville Lions
Club Thursday night and the
Waynesville Rotary Club at noon
The first link of the new high
way?a six-mile stretch in the Mt.
Sterling community from the Ten
nessee line eastward ? has been
completed except for paving.
The North Carolina State High
way Commission is currently con
sidering a proposal to put the
Pigeon River Road on the inter
state system and will hold a pub
lic hearing on the matter in Ashc
ville Saturday, April 16.
The Tennessee Highway Com
mission has already approved the
route for inter-state designation.
Note To Wives: Trout
Season Opens Tuesday j
Not* to wives:
If von find voir husband
missing tomorrow, don't call the
police or the sheriff.
Just take a look at the spot
where your husband keeps hb
fishing tackle and you'll prob
ably find that gone, too? along
with your spouse.
The simple explanation is that
the trout season open* in West
ern North Carolina tomorrow
and your husband, like a lot of
other* In these parts, probably
will umiunb to fishing fever.
Despite all the recent ad
vances made in medicine, the
only known cure for fishing fev- I
?r Is to grab a rod and head for
the great outdoors.
Education Board Names
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Jarvis R. Caldwell was named
chairman of the Haywood County
Board of Education this morning,
as the ?S-member board met for
an organizational session. Two
members were sworn in, and Law
rence Leatherwood was re-elected
county superintendent of educa
J. W Killian and Clifton Terrell
were given the oath of office for
i a 4-year term, by J. B. Siler, clerk
, of court. The two members were
> named in a recent bill introduced
in the General Assembly.
Caldwell succeeds Mark Kirk
patrick as chairman, and the term
is for one year. The term of coun
ty superintendent is for two years. |
I Caldwell has two years to serve, i
: as does Hugh McCracken, while
Kirkpatrick, Killian and Terrell
j four years.
Leatherwood became superin
tendent of education in July 1953. j
succeeding Mrs. Lucy Jones Boyd.'
JARVIS H. CALDWELL
?chairman Board of Education.
?re-elected County Superintend
Groups To Discuss Home
Arts. Livestock Program
At iMeeting 7:30 Tonight
Work Started On
Balsam To Sylva
The survey of Highway 19A
23 from n mile this side of Bal
sam Gap to Sylva Is under way.
The Mountaineer has learned
from Harry Buchanan, commis
sioner of the 14th district.
The survey was ordered sev
eral weeks ago, and the project
is included In next year's high
way program. An allocation of
$1,260,000 has been set aside for
the construction of the project.
The survey begins in Hay
wood county, and continues on
Several Haywood County burley
tobacco growers and agriculture of
ficials will attend a public hearing
in Raleigh Thursday morning on
Western North Carolina burley
The hearing will be conducted
by the House agriculture commit
tee on a bill introduced by Rep
Fred Holcombe of Madison County
and Rep. Mark Bennett of Yancey
County to restrict market fees to
3'fc per cent of the gross sales and
25 cents a basket.
The measure was introduced af
ter WNC burley producers com
plained about a 10 cents a pound
weighing fee charged by,the ware
houses last season.
County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
way has estimated that these
weighing charges cost Haywood
The growers, beset by a further
reduction of burley acreage allot
ments and damage to tobacco plant
beds from freezing weather, arc
expected to give strong support to
the Holcombe-Bennctt bill before
3 More File
Three more candidates have 111-,
'? trd fw office in WayncsirlHe ?
; J H. Way Is seeking re-election as
mayor tie is the only candidate ;
announced for the office.
Two more filed for posts on the I
I board of aldermen, bringing the |
number to eight. They were Harrl-'
1 son Caldwell, former member of j
| the street department, and Clyde !
[ Stiles, a painting contractor.
Others who have previously fil- 1
I ed include the three present aid- I
I ermen: Henry Miller, Henry Gad
dy and Joe Liner. Others are:
Derry Norman, Douglas Worsham,'
Mrs. Jake Schulhofer, and Rufus
NO NEW CANDIDATES
FILE IN HAZELWOOD
ltudolph Carswell. clerk of ?
Hazelwood, said at noon today j
| there were no new candidates fil
ed there for the May 3rd election.
1 Thus far there are two filed for
mayor: Lawrence Davis, incum
i bent, and Clyde Fisher.
Those for aldermen include: Joe
j Cline. Grady Smith. Carl Swang
(See Election?Page 6>
Pvt. Parton Shows
Pvt. James Parton, who is critic
ally ill in an Army hospital in
Alaska, was reported to be show
ing slight improvement yesterday.
The news came from Pvt. Par
ton's father, Hoy Partqn, who flew
to Alaska after learning of his
The Highway Commission has
changed the date of the hearing on
the Pigeon River Road to Monday,
April 18, at 10 a.m.. in the City
The hearing was originally sched
uled for April 16.
The change in dates was the re
sult of a conflict in the use of the
auditorium, Commissioner Harry
Buchannan told The Mountaineer
"The Highway Commission will
hear the interstate route issue on
Monday, and remain in Asheville
that night and on Tuesday hold a
hearing on the proposed express
way in Ashevllle," Commissioner
"We were unable to secure the
auditorium for the day originally
set, and then the expressway hear
ing came up. which meant two con
secutive days in Asheville. Both of
these events resulted In the change
of date, and no other cause." the
highway official said.c _
The two matters to oonif to the
attention of the Commission on
I Monday, will be the merits of the
Pigeon River Road as the inter
state highway Into Tennessee, and
also the merits of the French Broad
1 River route, via Marshall, as the
The 14-membor commission and
Chairman A. H. Graham will at
tend the hearing. Their present
plans are to go into executive ses
sion immediately after the hearing
and reach a decision, it was learn
Both groups are expected to have
a large number of delegates on
hand for the hearing.
The Madison County Road Or
ganization had a mass meeting on
Saturday afternoon in Marshall,
with Calvin R. Edney. chairman, in
charge. The meeting was called to'
discuss the interstate highway, and
make plans for the hearing.
Plans for (he annual 4-H Club
public speaking contest in April
and the talent contest in May were
discussed at a meeting of the Hay
wood County 4-H Club eouncil at
the courthouse Saturday morning.
The speaking contest, open to 4
H members 14 years of age and
older, will be held at the next
county council meeting April 30.
The talent contest will be held
during a special "talent night" pro
gram in May.
Selected as a committee to plan
the talent contest were Jimmy
Franci? of East Waynesvllle. chair
man; Ann Cathcy of Canton. Mich
ael Rogers of Clyde. George Kirk
patrick of Crabtree, and James
Ray Fore of Bethel.
4-H Club members also voted
unanimously to adopt a "standard"
program, under which all 4-H clubs
in the county would be rated
monthly according to certain re
t. was announced at the meeting
Saturlay that applications for the
(See 4-H?Page 6>
Health Center Material Bids
Will Be Opened Thursday
Bids on equipment for the new
Haywood County health center,
will be opened at 2 p.m. Thursday
i by the county commissioners, the
architect, and a representative of
I the state's Medical Care Commis
The bids wil be on office equip
ment and a variety of medical
equipment and supplies for the
center now under construction on
U. S. 19A-23 between Wayncsville
and Lake Junaluska.
O. C. Conner, foreman for con
tractor Clarence M. Morrison of
Shelby, said the new building will
probably be completed by June 1.
The structure will have an assem
bly room seating 70 people, three
treatment rooms tone of which
may be converted into a dental ex
amination room), laboratory, X-ray
room, health officer's office,
nurses' office, sanitarians' office,
.secretary * office, records room,
and interview room.
Containing a total of 3,820
square feet, the building has brick
walls tile floors and fluorescent
lighting. Estimated cost of the unit
The property on which the
building stands w as purchased by
the county from L. E. Sims.
In Haywood .
Killed .... 0
(This Informatics em
ptied from records ol
State Highway Patrol.)
' Presbyterian women of Haywood
and Jackson counties will hold
their annual district conference at
the Waynesville Presbyterian
Church. Friday, April 15, accord
ing to Mrs. Denton Browning of
Waynesville, district chair man.
Registration will open at 0:30 a.m.
and the one-day program will start
at 10 o'clock.
This is one of five such meetings
scheduled in the Asheville Presby
I tery. which covers 10 Western
N'orth Carolina counties, and is
| sponsored by the women of the
presbytery, of which Mrs. R. E. Mc
Clure Asheville, is president.
THEILMAN TO SPEAK HERE
Calvin J. Theilman, student at
the Columbia Seminary in De
catur. Ga.. will conduct Easter ser
vices at the Waynesville Presby
terian Church at ll a.m. Sunday,
it was announced today.
On Six Directors
Ballot* for electing six directors
of the Merchants Association were
being tabulated this afternoon at
the Chamber of Commerce.
The six directors being named
today will Join the six others
whose terms extended from last
year. The carry-over directors in
clude: H. P. McCarroll Joe Cllne,
W. M. "Bill" Cobb. Euel Taylor,
J. W. Ray and Hugh Massie.
One new director each is being
voted upon from the following
groups: wearing apparel, furniture,
hardware, aervices. grocery-drugs.