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WAYNESVILLE, N. C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 1477955 *. =2 . - P ?
jU-gMn Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
'uture Of Pigeon Road To Be Decided Monday
Lake Projects Costing $160,000 Started
injects are under eon
it Lake Junaluska, and
[expenditures of about
At least two of them will
Cruse this season ? The
[faith Center, and the
| of the swimming pool.
ig Finished For
tion work has been com
o the $50,000 Archives
at Lake Junaluska. The
icture will be bu'.lt on a
e the old Cherokee Inn
between the Terrace
j the Come-On-Up Lodge
ner T. Clark, secretary of
rid Methodist Council,
ill have headquarters in
inc. said he expected the
to be completed this
It Wednesday for New
Tf he will place the or
some of the equipment
ilding will also house the
in of Methodist Historic
y, including many valu
et Lake?Page 6)
rille Jaycees will elect
ers at the organization s
In; Monday night at the
, It has been announced,
icers chosen will be in
i ladies night program
officers of the Jaycees
ilner. president; Elmer
first vice president; Wil
secdnd vice president:
leaty. secretary; Buddy
?surer, and John Carver,
Bt Garden School Course
Bm Monday in the recre
B of the First Baptist
^Bder the auspices of the
Bvocil of Garden clubs,
Buored by the Division
B Extension, N. C. State
B>d the Garden Club of
Bbn will begin at 9 a.m.
Bd the first session will
will continue through
SITE OF ARCHIVES BUILDING at Lake Juna
luska. The excavating is completed for the $50,000
rock building, which will be on the site of the
former Cherokee Inn, next to the Terrace Hotel.
looking at the completed grading are Dr. F.lmer
T. Clark, left, secretary of the World Methodist
Council, and James W. Fowler, superintendent of
Lake Junaluska Assembly. (Mountaineer Photo).
Hazelwood, Canton Have
2 More Candidates To File
| File By Saturday j
Saturday, April 16. at 12:30
p.m. is the deadline for filing no
tice of candidacy in the Town of
i Wayesvflle's election on May 3, i
according to Mrs. Sne Hinkley,
! town clerk.
In the county's other three
towns, however, candidates have
until April 23 to hie for the elec
The registration fee foe can
didates in Waynesville is $5.
I 73 At Canton Give
To ARC Bloodmobile
! Seventy-three pints of blood
| were contributed to the Red Cross
Bloodmobile Wednesday during a
visit to the Champion YMCA at
Several persons made donations
in behalf of friends, now hospita
lized, who have made contributions
in the past. Among those honored
were Mrs. Eva Stevens, Mrs. R. J.
Lawrence, Mrs. James E. Piess,
' Ted McClure, and George Limbo.
Political activities shifted to the
two ends of the county, this week
as the four municipal elections
In Ilazelwood there was a new
candidate for mayor and one for
the hoard of aldermen: and down
in Canton there was also a candi- j
date for mayor and one for the
board of aldermen.
No new candidates have filed
in either Waynesville or Clyde
At Hazelwood, Carroll Whi'tner
filed as a candidate for mayor,
while Lewis "Shug" Green filed
I for a place on the board of alder
The Canton candidates included
[ Maurice Brooks, for mayor, run
1 ning on a ticket with Charles
I Beall, Curtis F. Stanley and Logan '
1 M. White, who had previously fil
ed for candidates as aldermen.
Running on an independent
ticket is Sebe Plott, for the board
At present, in the four munici
pal elections, there dre 41 an
In Waynesville there are 2 for
mayor, 12 for aldermen.
Hazelwood, 3 for mayor, 6 for j
Clyde, 2 for mayor, 6 for alder
men, and 2 for police court judge.
Canton, 1 for mayor, 4 for aid- j
ermen, 1 for police court judge.
(See Election?Page 6)
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fth Officer Sees Need
garbage Disposal Plant
tonditions of I
is and high-1
lied," Dr. S. I
(unty health I
nber of Com-1
:tors Tuesday |
le highway or
Vhey can be j
Unless you i
ct of disposing j
n there is not I
urt," he said.
' explained thai |
the program was one of education,
and that the great need was a
sanitary land fill area where gar
bage could be disposed.
"We have traveled along rural
roads and found four to eight
heaps of garbage that has been
dumped out. This matter is a
pressing problem. It is also com
plicated. and I feel that the sani
tary land fell plan is the only sat
isfactory solution." he said.
The sanitary officer said that the
(See Garbage?Page 6)
Honor Court '
A court of honor will be held by ?
the Daniel Boone Council of Boy
Scouts at 7:30 p.m. Monday at
the courthouse to present badges
of rank and merit badges to Scouts
who have completed their require
ments and have appeared before a
board of review.
To be presented with the Eagle
rank, highest in Scouting, will be
Stephen Woody and Bill Prevost, j
both of Waynesville.
Five other Scouts will be pre
sented with the Star rank and
another with the Life badge.
Opposed To Tax
Senator William Medford has
advised Frank Moore, president
of the Merchants Association,
that he is opposed to a tax on
The Merchants Association
went on record opposing such a
tax, and sent a resolution to
members of the General Assem
bly of their actions.
Senator Medford said: "I am
happy to tell you I am opposed
to this tax and intend to do all
I can to defeat it. Indications
are now that the tax can be de
Mrs. T. L. Green
Dies At 84
Mrs. T. L. Green, 84, died last
night in a Haywood County nursing
home after an extended illness.
She was the former Dora Rogers,
daughter of the late Jackson J. and
Amanda Stillwell Rogers, and was
a native and lifelong resident of
Haywood County. She was a
member of the First Baptist
Her husband, a prominent Way
nesville attorney, died in Febru
Funeral services will be con
ducted in the First Baptist Church
Friday at 3:30 p m. with the pastor,
the Rev. T. E. Robinett, officiating.
Interment will be in Greeti Hill
(See Mrs. T. L. Green?Page ?>
0uers and thunder
,nd r?ther windy to
? Partly cloudy and
e 8t,te Test Farm.
*?*. Mln. Free.
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Polio Vaccine Inoculations
May Be Given Next Week
r*?c,. '? '? ." ' ?
Inoculation of 1,497 first- and
lecond-grade students in the coun
yvwith the newly approved Salk
x>lio vaccine may begin next week,
recording to Dr. S. W. Jabaut.
lead of the Haywood County
The department was informed
'ecently that the State Board of
tfealth "hopes" |o have the polio
vaccine at regional distribution
.-enters by Monday, April 18.
Asheville is the distribution
center for this region. If Haywopd
health officials arc able to obtain
the Salk vaccine Monday or Tues
day. the inoculation program
probably will get under way by
the end of next week, it was point
Shots will be given at county
schools by physician members of
the Haywood County Medical So
ciety with assistance from health
The polio vaccine to be given
to first- and second-grsdeers
throughout the nation is furnished
free to the states bv the National
?(See Pelio Vserine?P*t? <> ,
Court House ToCloseFor
Road Hearing On Monday
Monday will be a holiday for the court house, as all office"
. will close and the personnel will attend the highway hearing in
Faraday C. Green, chairman of the board of commissioners
said all offices except the sheriff's office would be closed Monday.
The regular third Monday meeting of the board of com
missioners will be held on Tuesday instead of Monday.
"We have important business to attend to , t the highway
hearing," Chairman Green said, "and we'll be back to resume
regular schedule on Tuesday."
Soco Gap - Heintooga Road
Will Be Reopened Friday;
Wagon Road Opens May 30
Registration for the May 3
election in the towns of Waynes
villc, liaaelwood. Canton, and
Clyde will open Saturday and
remain open for one week until
The last day?Saturday, April
23 ? has been designated as
Challenge Day. Challenging
made at that time will be heard
later before precinct officials.
In order to vote in the mu
nicipal elections, an individual 1
must have been in North Caro
lina for one year and the town |
in which he resides for 30 days.
Way nesvi He's Tank Company,
120th Infantry Regiment, North
Carolina National Guard, will play 1
an important part in the nation
wide one-day test alert of Army
and Air National Guard units to be
held sometime this Spring.
The alert will be known as
j "Operation Minuteman", according
to Capt. Samuel A. Carswell. com
manding officer of Tank Company.
All other units of the North Caro
lina National Guard also will par
ticipate in the alert, first of its
kind ever held in the United States.
Capt. Carswell cautioned citizens
of this area that "Operation Min
utefnan" is being planned only for J
(See Tank Unit?Page 3)
Town Theatres ?
In Sunday Hours
The Strand and Park theatres
, will resume their traditional Sun
I day hours of opening at 8:30 p.m.
and starting shows at 9 p.m., it
I has been announced.
For the past several months, the
j two theatres have opened at 8
] p.m. and begun the showing of
films at 8:30.
The 12-mile scenic road from
Soco Gap to Helntooga Overlook
along the Blue Ridge Parkway
and through the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park will be
reopened for travel Friday, "accord
ing to Park Ranger James G
Vainer of Maggie.
The mountain highway link,
which is divided equally between
the Parkway and the National
Park, was closed for the winter
last November 1.
Last year, the Soco - iteintooga
road attracted 29,225 vehicles and ?
100,934 visitors?representing an
increase of 6 per cent over 1953 '
Mr. Varner also announced that
another section of the Blue Ridge
Parkway from Wagon Road Gap to
Devil's Courthouse will be reopen
ed on Memorial Day, May 30. This
section is approximately five miles \
The ranger explained that the i
reopening of this road is being de
layed because of the time requir
ed to do maintenance work on the
crushed stone surface of the
Mr. Varner pointed out that the
entire Soro-Heingtooga highway
will be resurfaced and the Wagon
Road-Beech Gap link will be pav
ed sometime this summer. In addi
tion to the grading ami paving on
the latter road, another project
under way is the lining of the tun
nel at Devil's Courthouse.
J. C. Haney, 121 Maple St., Way
nesville. Is convalescing at his
home from Injuries suffered Sun
day afternoon from a mqlorcycle
The Incident was not investi
gated by Waynesville police, but
bystanders said that Haney, who
cannot ride a motorcycle, acci
dentally started the two-wheeled
vehicle that was parked in a ser
vice station driveway.
With Haney astride it. the
motorcycle struck the wall of the
Garrett Furniture store twice,
overturned on Wall St., and then
slid over a bank on its side, brak
ing several limbs from a tree in
Haney w*s admitted to.the Hay
wood County Hospital and dis
charged the following day. His
injuries were to the coccix bone
and an ankle..
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Mrs. D. C. Buchanan of Marion
was a weekend guest of Mrs. E.
B. McClure at her home on Wal
Hearing Starts Promptly
Monday Morning At 10 bi
Asheville City Auditorium
Citizens from every nook and
corner of I lay wood, and adjoining
< antics have indicated their in- !
lentions of attending the highway
hearing in Asheville Monday morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
The full 14-member board of the
Highway Commission, and the
Chairman A. il. Graham, plus engi
neers. will hold a public hearing
to determine the interstate route
between Knoxville and Asheville.
A group of Madison and Bun
combe citizens called the hearing
as Commissioner Harry Buchanan,
di tnts district, made a motion
that North Carolina adopt the pro
posal of the Tennessee Highway
Commission that the interstate
road from Knoxville to Asheville
he via the Pigeon Hiver Iload.
The hearing will l>e held in
the City Auditorium in Ashe
ville, starting promptly at ten
Dave Felmet.has been named as
general chairman for seeing that
delegates fur the Pigeon River
Route get to Asheville for the hear
Felmot said this morning that
groups would leave from the court
house at eight, as others will gath
er in front of the East Waynesvllle
school and leave in a group from
there. These will be joined at
Clyde and Canton by many inter
"It is not a matter of going
in a motorcade, as much as it is
to get there as soon as possible."
Much interest hfts 'been shown
in the Pigeon River Road for many
years, as it was slated to have been
built under the terms of the 1921
State Highway program, whereby
every county (eat be connected
with a paved road, both in the
state, and to county seats in ad
Word from Raleigh indicated
that one hour would be given to
; both sides to present their story
(See Pigeon Road?Page 61
Of Finance Group
Senator William Medford haw
been named chairman, of a Senate
sub-committee on finances. This
is'an important post since the com
mittee is charged with presenting
a recommended finance bill to the
i Senate. The bill will include ways
and means of raising about $37,
000.000 in new taxes for the next
Serving with Senator Medford,
are Senators Blythe, Mecklenburg;
Bunn, of Nash; Ral Walton, of
' Brunswick; and Senator Woofjson,
I general chairman of the Senate
? finance committee.
CALVIN THIELMAN of White
Deer, Texas, has accepted a min
isterial eall from the Waynes
ville Presbyterian Church and
will begin his pastorate there
following his graduation from thr
Columbia Theological Seminar>
in Decatur, Ga. in May. Mr.
Thielman conducted Easter serv
ices at the Presbyterian Church
About 190 doctors and their
wives are expected to attend the
1 spring meeting of the 10th District
Medical Society here Wednesday,
br. Heyward Smith, Jr., Way
nesville physician, is general
chairman, and announced the
meeting would begin at one o'clock
at the Hazelwood school. There
will be six speakers on the after
noon program, followed by a busi
A social hour will be held at
the Country Club at six o'clock,
followed by dinner at seven. The
dinner speaker will be Dr. Carl B.
Pace, of Greenville, N. C? the AMA
Physician of The Year.
Speakers'for the Afternoon pro
grain will include: Dr. Hugh U.
Stevens. Swannaboa; Dr. S. S.
Cooley. Black Mountain; Dr. E. J.
Chapman, Asheville: Dr. W. B.
Hosien. Tryon; Dr. J. S. B. Cam
blos. Asheville; and Dr. Hugh
Matthews, of Canton.
The Haywood Medical Auxiliary
will entertain the wives of the
' visiting doctors with a dessert
bridge. Mrs. Hugh Matthews, of
Canton, is president of the local
Banquet Set For May 5
By Chamber Of Commerce
The directors of the Chamber
of Commerce adopted a tentative
| budget of $10,000 Tuesday night,
as tfjey completed plans for the
annual banquet, and membership
I The banquet was set for Thurs
day. May 0, at the high school
cafeteria. Richard Bradley, presi
dent, said the tentative program
would be to have "a family discus-'
i sion" of a community-wide pro
1 gram "I feel the chairmen of the
I five divisions of the organization
should do the talking, and present
to all the citizens, the combined
program which is under way this
year," he said.
The chairmen include: Frank
Moore, merchants; John Carver,
agriculture; H. P. McCarroll, in
dustry; Charles Way, civic and
professional group, and Carl
Henry, ,the tourist group.
In making reports Tuesday 011
various phizes of the work of the
committees. H. P. McCarroll,
<See C. wf C. Banquet?Page 6)
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WHEREAS, the general health and welfare of our citi
zens depend upon wholesome surroundings arising from good clean
living conditions, and
WHEREAS, the lives and property of our people are en
dangered by fire caused by the cluttered conditions in homes,
factories, alleys and streets, and
WHEREAS, unity of effort is required for the future de
velopment of our community,
THEREFORE, I, L. C. Davis. MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF
HAZELWOOD and I, J. H. Way, MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF
WAYNESVILLE, do hereby designate the 17th day of April,
1955, as official opening day of the CLEAN UP ? PAINT UP ??
FIX UP PROGRAM, sponsored by the CHAMBER OF COM
MERCE, and call upon all departments of the towns, their com
mercial organizations, civic clubs, schools, churches, boys' and
girls' clubs, and all other associations, and our people in general
to take an active part in this constructive program for community
Improvement to insure its success.
This, the 14th day of April. 1955.
MAYOR L. C. DAVIS MAYOR J H. WAY
Town of Hazelwnnd Town of Waynesville
Steering Committee Named
For Car-Inspection Program
Dick Bradley, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, has been
named chairman of an 11-member
steering committee to make plans
for a county-wide voluntary inspec
tion of automobiles in May.
The safety program was discuss-j
ed Monday night at the courthouse
at a meeting of school principals.'
industrial safety specialists, and .
other civic leaders.
Others named on the steering
M. H. Bowles. Jimmy William
son. C. C. Poindexter. Mrs. Paul
Robinson, Rob Smith, Kenneth
Fry, Bob Tippett, O. L. Noland,
Harley Wright, and Bob Conway.
Principal speaker on the pro
gram was Lt. H. C. Johnson of the
State Highway Patrol, who ex
plained the ni>ed' for periodic in
spection of all vehicles on North
Support for voluntary inspection
was also voiced at the meeting by
Mr. Bowles, superintendent of
Waynesville District schools: Mr.
Poindexter, principal of Bethel Dis
trict schools; Mr. Williamson, head
of the industrial and community
(See Car Inspection?Page fi)
, CTO DATE)
Killed .... 0
(TMs Information com
piled from record# ot
State Ifitfiway Patrol.) n