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q Published Twice-A-\Veek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance "Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park |, ^
kyEAR NO. 28 l? PAGES Associated PresT wXyNESVILLE, N. C.. THIRSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 7, 1955 $;l.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
lard Seeks Cost Of Home
|ts And Livestock Project
'BEE PRIZE catch on Wednesday afternoon was this 19
tivpottnd brown tropt, caught in west prong -wf Pis eon
by E. B. Rickman, Jr., who used night crawlers for bait,
k Rirlunan about 15 to 20 minutes to get his fish landed,
today he caught his ihnit of 9 to 12-inch speckled trout on Big
fork. This hpe trout was given to a relative, as Rickman ex
d: "I do not care too much about fish to eat?I just like to
them." (Mountaineer Photo).
I Turn Out For Trout;
ny Anglers Catch Limit
ws Noland told members
tiwanis club here Tuesday
?ut the opening of the
fiivcr Road would bring a
' of economy to Western
route wil. open a north
! well as an east-west link
? enable passenger c>rs,
?nd buses to traverse the
Mon an all-weather road,"
'? highway commissioner
Mand traced the 123-year
of the Pigeon River Road,
"f!ht it up to date, with
Pletion last December of
1 'ink. from Waterville to
^?on Road?Page 6)
To Hear Noland
geoa River Road
p'es Noland of Lake Juna
wm'er highway commis
' speak on the Pigeon
tonight at a meeting
"tyaesvilie Lions Club at
tiwanis Club meeting
>Sht. Mr. Noland traced
' 'story and present de
s concerning the road,
^ to the publie hearing
at Asheville the morn
Pria<iv an<1 a little cooler
^ mostly fair and
b> the state Test
Max. Min. Prec.
75 31 . _J
71 41 .041
CO 47 1.47
Between 400 and 500 avid ang
lers turned out in Haywood Coun
ty for the opening of the trout
season Tuesday and found things
mostly to- their liking as many
sportsmen reported catching the
legal limit and hooking some big
Thousands of fishermen were in
action throughout Western North
Carolina, but the biggest catches
were made by Haywood countians
i Or in Haywood County waters.
Arnold Phillips. 16, Route 4.
Waynesville, hauled a 5-pound, 8
; ounce brown trout, measuring 26!?
inches, from Big East Fork. H<
used a red worm on a cane pole
to make his prize catch.
Big East Fork also yielded an
1 18-inch rainbow trout to Paul
I Sitton of Brevard. The 2-pound
1 fish was taken with a?nightcrawler.
A newcomer to the ranks of
(See Trout?Page 51
, Farm Demonstrations
Are Scheduled Tuesday
A demonstration of dehorning
j and castrating beef cattle and
I docking and castrating sheep will
: be held on the farm of J. B.
j "Brack" James at Upper Crab
j tree at 1 p.m. Tuesday, it has been
j announced by County Farm Agent
i Vfrgil L. Holloway.
! . A. V. Allen, extension livestock
specialist from N. C. State Col
lege, will be in charge of the dem
To Get Costs At
The thircl meeting of the week
j with the county commissioners will
I be held Saturday morning, as the '
discussion of a Home Arts and
Livestock building project is dis
Monday night about 200 people
I from all sections of the county at
! tended the initial meeting at the
! court house, with Herbert Single
! tary, former assistant county agent,
! presiding. Singletary. as a commit
' teeman from the agricultural divi
' sion of the Chamber of Commerce,
explained that the farm people
were anxious to know how they
could help in proceeding with the
development of the project.
The project began during the
1953 General Assembly, when pro
| visions were made in a special aci
? for Haywood County, that a half
a-cent per $100 valuation be levied j
' for the project. The commissioners ;
( soon afterwards, wRh the advice of
j a special committee, purchased a
! 16.39-acre tract for $15,000.
About $2,000 has been collected
j in taxes for the project, and dona
i tions from two industries amount
' to $5,500, making about $7,500 in
' the fund for buildings and land im
(See Livestock?Pare tl
| . "T?.?*? ' ' ' 4 . i
M. T. Brooks was installed as
exalted ruler of Waynesville Elks
Lodge 1769 at ceremonies Tues- 1
? day night.
| Other officers installed were:
R. E. Allison, leading knight: Dr. [,
John E. Penney, esteemed lectur
| ing knight; A1 Phillips, esteemed I:
loyal knight; Carl A. Bischoff, re
| elected secretary; Carroll E. Cabe,
. rc-clected treasurer; M. E. Davis,
: trustee for three years; J. T. Pow
ell, Sr., trustee for two years: O. L.
Noland, tiler, and Tim Campbell,
1 Sr., inner guard.
Mr. Bischoff was the retiring ex
Alvin T. Ward, past exalted rul
er, served as installing officer.
S& directors were elected to the 1
12-man board of directors this
week in the Merchants Assoeia- '
tion, it was announced this morn
ing by Frank Moore, president of ,
The six newly elected directors j
will serve with the six other di- (
rectors who were carried over, in- 1
i eluding Harry Whisenhunt, the im
mediate past president of the or-1
j The directors elected this week j
include: for wearing apparel. W. ;
L. Turner; furniture, C. N. Allen; c
hardware, Roy Parkman; services. '
Paul Davis: grocery and drugs.
Tommy Curtis; and jewelers, Kurt j'
The directors previously elected
are: H. P. McCarroll, Joe Cline.
W. M. "Bill" Cobb. Euel Taylor,
J. W. Ray and Hugh Massic.
Storm Knocks Out Power
In Three Different States
The unusual failure of a 5.000
kilowatt transformer at the Canton
substation of the Carolina Power
and Light Co. brought about a
40-mlnute interruption of electrical
power in parts of three states Wed
Koy Burch. manager of the Caro
lina Power oiTice at Canton, said
storm conditions and severe lightn
ing early Wednesday morning
broke down the windings of a
transformer in a bank at the sub- 1
Power was off from 10:18 a.m.
until 11:03 a.m. to permit linemen 1
to remove the defective transform
er from Alteration The lines were ,
run on reduced capacity until t>:3u v
this morning when power was shut
oft for 15 minute* to allow the cut
ting in of a spare transformer on
the substation bank.
Mr. Burch said that the early
hour of 6:30 was chosen as the
time which would kftect customers
The power was oft throughout
Haywood county and also in areas ,
served by the Haywood Electric
Membership Corp., which includes
Oconee County, South Carolina;
Rabun County, Georgia, and sec
tions of Transylvania. Macon, Jack
son. and Buncombe Counties in
(See Storm?Pace 6>
BRENDA JEAN peeped out from under her
blanket and discovered the Easter Runny had
arrived early at her house. The cute 6-month-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Cates appears
well pleased with her Easter rift. She lives with
her parents on the Hyatt Creek road.
(l'hoto by Hugh Norton).
Town Election Activities
Shift To Canton And Clyde
In Raleigh At
Mayor J. H. Way and Town
Manager G. C. Ferguson left this
morning for Raleigh to meet with
officials of the N. C. League of
Mayor Way is a member of the
board of directors, and following
the board meeting, a conference
will be held on pending legisla
tion affecting towns and cities in
They are especially interested
in a proposal giving towns author
ity to regulate construction of
water and sewer lines a mile out
side the corporate limits of a town
The two officials plan to return
late Friday or early Saturday.
Set April 17-23
The Waynesville , area will ob
serve "Cleanup Week." during the
veek of April 17.23, according to
fed Tucker, executive vice presi
lent of the Waynesville Chamber
Plans for the program will be an
lounced next week. Mr. Tucker
Interest in town elections cen
tered iround Clyde and Canton to
day. as no new candidates had filed
at Waynesville or Hazelwood since
Two filed for re-election to the
Canton board of aldermen, one new
one. two for the school board and
one for police court judge.
As of noon, five candidates had
filed with Mrs. Joyce Haynes.
(See Election?Page 6)
Rep. Rogers Is
Opposed To Tax
Rep. Jerry Rogers today wrote
Frank Moore, president of the
Merchants Association, that he was
! opposed to any tax on advertising
in newspapers and on radio.
Rep. Rogers gave his views on
the proposed tax in response to a
resolution adopted by the Mer
chants Association on April fourth.
The Haywood Representative had
earlier expressed himself as being
opposed to the tax proposal. He
gave his position prior to the meet
I ing of the merchants and the adop
tion of the resolution. Copies of
the resolution were sent to Rep.
Rogers and Senators William Med
ford and David M. Hall.
Rep. Rogers stated he felt the
lax would' place a hardship on ad
vertising medium and merchants
Those accustomed to visiting
the sheriff's office found some
thing missing Wednesday after
noon. The constant stream of
annuoncements over the police
and highway patrol radio was
Only calls from local cars
were coming in over the set,
which operates on a 24-hour-a
Sheriff Fred V. Campbell said
that the set failed to operate
after the power failure Wednes
day mdrning. The "long dis
tance tube" must have gone on
the blink, the officer explained.
"It does seem mighty quiet
around here with that radio set
not operating, doesn't I'?" said
The county commissioners, the
architect for the new county health
center, a representative of the N. I
C. Medical Cane Commission, and
Health Department personnel were I
scheduled to open bids oh equip
ment for the health center at 2
p.m. at the courthouse.
Completion of the new structure
is expected by June 1, according <
to O. C. Conner, foreman for the !
Clarence M. Morrison "Construc
tion Co. of Shelby.
Bids to be opened today will be
for office equipment and various I
medical supplies. I
Car - Inspection Meeting
Scheduled Monday Night
An organizational meeting for a
?6unty-wide car-inspection pro
tram to bo staged during May will
>e held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the
The principal speaker will be a
?epresentatlve of the state's High
vay Safety Division. In charge df
he meeting will be Chief Orville
i. Noland of the Wayncsvillc po
ice and Ned Tucker, executive
ice president of the Waynesvilie
?hamber of Commerce.
Waynesvilie was selected by stale
ifTicials as one of the 11 towns
n Nort h Carolina in which a volun-1
ary Inspection program wwld be :
arried on in May. but it vas de
ided here later to make the pro
ject county-wide, with assistance
from CDP groups.
Chief Noland explained '.hat
owners of all cars in the county
will be asked to have their vehicles
inspected?free of charge?next
month. During one week in May
a special checking lane will be
operated. ( The remainder of the
time, the inspection will be carried
on in garages throughout the
county by mechanics volunteering
The inspection program Is being I
sponsored throughout the U. 8. by
the National Safety Council, Inter-:
Industry Highway Safety ComR.it- 1
tee. and l ook maga/it e?
Series Of Easter
Jnion Services On
A full program of Easter ser- i
lees has been announced by
hurches in the Waynesville area, j
ncluding the annual sunrise ser- .
?ice at the cross at Lake Juna
The sunrise service will not be
ield in the Mountainside Theatre |
n X'herokee this year.
The union services of the First
taptist. First Methodist. Waynes
Tile Presbyterian, and Grace
Episcopal churches actually began
ast night at the Baptist church
villi the Rev Karl II Hrcndall of
he Methodist Church bringing the
In a Maundy Thursday service at i
inIO tonight in the First Methodist
Church, the Rev. T. E. Robinett. i
lastor of the First Baptist Church.
,vlil bring the message The Rev
fames Y. Perry, rector of Grace
Episcopal Church and Mr. Bren
iall will assist.
The Good Friday service will be
conducted by the Rev. J..mes Y
Kerry at Grace Episcopal Church,
beginning at 12 o'clock noon Adni
W. N Thomas will assist.
A union service will be held
Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock in
the First Methodist Church when ,
the combined choirs will present a
catitata. "Rahbof.i." undei tTufdlr"
lection of Mrs Fred Martin.
At the Church of ttie Nazarene a |
service will be conducted by the
pastor, tlie Rev. Don E Conrad, at |
The Rev. C. I). Sawyer, pastor |
of the Allen's Creek Baptist j
Church will hold a service at 6 30 |
a.m. at the Allen's Creek play
Sunrise Services At
Lake Sunday at 6 A. 31.
The annual sunrise services will I
be held on the hill at the ITUge
(See Easter?Page 61
The Wayneiville Toastmasterg 1
Club will install officers for the
next six months at a ladies night <
dinner meeting at Kast Waynes
vill?* School, starting at 7 p.m.
Officers to be installed are:
.Hob Hall, president: Jack Fel
met, vice president; David Hyatt,
educational vice president; A1
Marshall, secretary-treasurer; and
Al Hunt, sergeant-at-arms.
The installing officer will be Dr.
C. T Wells, Jr., past president of
the Canton Toastmasters Club.
Others on the program Monday
night will be:
Ted Stackpole, toastmaster: Jack
Koland. grammarian, and Hugh
Honeycutt, master evaluator.
Offices To Close 1
On Easter Monday ;
The Haywood County Health De- '
partinent, the Welfare Department,
and state offices in the county will ^
observe the day following Easter ,'
Sunday as a holiday, it has been I'
announced. [ ?'
The health and welfare depart-1'
ments operated on a "merit" sys-'j
lem and follow sehcdules set for I
A. L. RAMSEY of Franklin, a
graduate of both North Carolina
State College and the U. S.
Military Academy at West Point,
began work here Monday on the
staff of County Farm Agent Vir
glt L. Ilolloway. Mr. Ramsey, who
replaced Joe K. Davis, previous
ly served as an assistant agent
for TVA in several Western
North Carolina rounties and has
engaged in farming in Macon
County. (Mountaineer Photo),
Rep. Jerry Rogers introduced
Iwo local bills in the House this
week, both upon request of the
board of aldermen and mayor.
One bill deals with the author
ization for the Town to sell to the
American Legion, a triangle-shaped
lot approximately 400 by 230 by
83 feet, in the vicinity of the Girl
Scout Hut near Green Hill Ceme
The bill specifies that the proper
ly Is not necessary for municipal
purposes and would be sold for
use and development by the Am
The other bill relates to the sal
ary of the mayor who serves as
(See Two Toifn Bills?Page 6>
n ? rs ?
Inmates Give 44
Pints Of Blood
Forty-four pints of blood were
[?ontrlbuled to the American Red
Cross Bloodmobile Saturday dur
ing a special visit to the Hazel
wood Prison Camp.
Forty-three of the pints of blood
were given 'jy inmate?; of the pris
ion camp; the other was donated
ay Mrs. Felix Stovall, head of the
Red Cross Gray Ladies.
Cookies given to blood donors
vere baked and contributed by
Urs W. F. Swift, Mrs. W A. Brad
ey. and Mrs. Kufus Siler.
The next regularly scheduled
?isit of the Bloodmobile to this
irea on June 28 will be sponsored
ay the American Legion. However,
mother special-visit may be made
icre the latter part of April.
Killed ...: 0
(This information com
piled from records ol
State Highway Patrol.)
lT>vV' '* ' ?? +
Clyde Firemen Fight Three
Fires Near Canton Outskirts
Clyde firemen fought three fire# 11
Tuesday afternoon within a few
hundred yards of the western 11
town limit# of Canton. I !
Answering the first alarm at I
2:30 p.m., the Clyde firemen arriv- (
ed onl to find the blaze beyond con- i
only to find the blaze beyond con- <
trol and the roof starting to col- i
In order to save a neighboring 1
house occupied by Mrs. H D. Eld- I 1
rcth. whlrh was starting to smoke, s
the firemen plnved wate?- ??n the I
In the midst of protecting the
Eldreth house, the firemen were 1
summoned to a third dwelling on
the new highway, owned by Walter j
LUoer. where a blaze had started
From a defective flue. This was
extinguished after damage to the
The first fire and the most ser
ous of the three left a Canton
rnmily of eight homeless and re-1
suited in a narrow escape from '
(See Firemen?Page 6>