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WAYNESVILLg! N. C.. MONDAY AFTERNOOH T-n ?j, .? , ., ?T ?
i M '" A,lv?"? '? Haywood and Jackaon cSTntiea
'igeon Route Decision Delayed
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>r's Race And
candidates have filed in
esville municipal election
on the 3-member board
ir. The books closed Sat
12 30.' and shortly before,
d. furniture store owner,
U afternoon Henry Clay
I a furniture company
led for a place on the
ikes three candidates for
gd Clayton is the 12th
for board of aldermen,
elwood Howell "Bunt"
ed for re-election as a
f the board of aldermen,
r completing his fourth
?ember of the 3-man
H three others have filed
nord of alderman post,
he total to seven there,
rndidates are all employ
impion Paper and Fibre
They are: Bill Bryson.
we and Elmer "Red" Mil
i previously filed in Can
dermen includes Charles
is F. Stanley, incumbents,
with Logan M. White,
s a slate on the ticket,
r to those just filed is
.JUt..Oark filed Satur
seleetion as prosecuting
w the Town of Canton,
rooks is the only candi
r for mayor of Canton,
candidates have filed in
eviously announced can
dude: for mayor, Gerald
rumbent, and Harry '
lor alderman, Cecil
ay W. Morgan and Bruce
embers of the present
i Walter Chambers, Lest- !
and J. B. Martin; for 1
1 judge, Larry Cagle, in- i
ud Charles Lanning.
Id The Mountaineer. ''I
i? on the 'scrub team',
i just what I mean when
is where 1 am running."
toyd's first race for poli
He held the .office of
collector for about 10
was an appontive posi
?e than 30 years he has
lember of the volunteer
?ment, and has been in
pre business here for 26 i
? member of the Lions
Bl chairman of the vol
Idepartment, and is co
I He is a member of the
Si the Kiwanis Club.
? ftrst race for political
?? candidates for mayor
|hUe are: J. H. Way,
^election; Leo Buckner,
S*dkbtcs for places on
boaiM of aldermen
^Miller, Henry Gaddy
M Worsham. Rufus Mar
Petsy Shulhofer, Derry
|*Nt b iles, Dan Wat
s' Dwis. j. Wilford Ray
pon will be held in all
I of Haywood on Tues
Two bills introduced in the
North Carolina General Assembly
by Representative Jerry Rogers of
llazelwood were ratified last week.
A third was received by the House
One of the ratified measures,
HB 835, provides for an increase
in the salary of the mayor of Way
nesville from the present $60 a
month to SI50 a month. Of that
amount, $90 would be paid for the
mayor's serving as police judge.
The second bill ratified was HB
836, which authorizes the Town of
. Waynesville to sell a small tract of
land near the Girl Scout hut to
the American Legion.
Now before the House agricul
ture committee is Rep. Rogers'
measure, HB 969, "to authorize the
\ board of commissioners of Hay
wood County to levy a special tax
i to provide for a building for live
stock, agricultural, home arts and
industrial shows and exhibits and
other community, civic and educa
tion purposes." (Requires submis
sion of question of special tax to
voters at 1956 general election. If
voters approve, authorizes commis
sioners to levy tax not in excess of
3 cents per $100 valuation of real
' and personal property for purposes
' stated in title.?
Of AA Unit
Seventy persons attended the
open meeting of the Waynesville
chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous
at the Grace Episcopal Church par
ish house Thursday night.
Among group# represented were
yit Haywood County Hospital, Jay
cees. Rotary, registered nurses,
practical nurses, welfare depart
ment, sheriff's department, teach
ers and principals, medical profes
sion, county officials, and other in
S. Kinion Proctor, Executive Di
rector of the N. C. Rahabilitation
Program outlined the state's $300,
000.00 program. Stressing commun
ity responsibility in the alcoholic
problem, he urged that the public
be educated to the latest scientific
knowledge of alcoholism and treat
ment of the same.
Two out of town AA speakers
gave testimonies as to their success
in arresting their alcoholic problem
through the AA program. Stating
that they owed their sobriety and
lives to AA, they were high in their
praise of what AA had done for
A member of the local chapter
presided as chairman and the whole
chapter was encouraged by the
good attendance and success of the
meeting. Plans wtre terttatively
(See AA Unit?Page 8)
TIIE FIRST STEP in the furnishing of additional
equipment in the children's ward at Haywood
County Hospital was taken by the Gamma Epsilon
chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority of Canton
at the Haywood County Hospital Tuesday when a
baby bed was presented to the institution. Es
pecially interested in the proceedings was the
first occupant of the new bed?Larry Triplett,
son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Triplett of Clyde. Stand
ins from left to right are Miss Barbara Cabe, med
ical technician at the hospital and president of
Beta Sigma Phi at Canton; Mrs. Ellen Freeman,
superintendent of nurses, and club members
Mrs. Louise Hemphill and Mrs. Frances Barlow.
The baby bed was provided to the sororitv at a
discount by the Freel Furniture Store of Canton.
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Campaign Under Way '
Waynesville, Bethel, Canton
Divide Spelling Bee Honors
Dies In Asheville
Dr. S. W. Jabaut, Haywood
County health officer since last
September, died unexpectedly
of a heart attack today in Mem- i
orial Mission Hospital, Asheville.
Dr. Jabaut went to Asheville to
pick up the county's portion of
Salk polio vaccine and to attend
the hearing on the Pigeon River
Central School PTA
To Meet Tuesday Night
The PTA at Central Elementary
School in. WaynesviHe will meet
s* '..jO p.m. Tuesday, it has been
The program will include musi
cal numbers by the Central Ele
mentary Glee Club under the di
rection of Miss Peggy McCracken.
(See Picture on Page 2)
Honors in the third annu.-il Hay
wood County Spelling Bee at
Bethel Friday night were well di
vided between three of the county's
and Canton. )
Georgie Anne Henson of East
Waynesville School won the ele
mentary division eontest. Janice
Frady of Bethel captured the .iun- j
ior high event, and Robert Deas
of Canton finished first in the fiigl\
school field. J
Other top contestants were:
Elementary ? James Gaddis of
Lake Junaluska. second, and Billie i
Sue Galloway of Waynesville Cen
tral Elementary, third.
Junior High?Margaret Timmons
of Canton, second, and Howard
Gillett of Crabtree-Iron Duff, j
High School?Mary Sue Mc
Cracken of Crabtree-Iron Duff, i
second, and Violet Lindsey, of'
Just second and third place win
ners in each division were awarded
The elementary event went 15
rounds until Miss Henson won on ;
"fuselage" and "apparatus." One
speller went down in the first
round, but all survived the next
(See Spelling Bee?Page 8>
5 WTHS Baseball Players
Escape Death In Accident
(See Picture on Pare S)
Five members of Waynesvillc
High's baseball team escaped seri
ous injury about 5 p.m. Friday
when the 1941 Chevrolet in which
they were riding plunged over a
25-foot embankment on N. C. 276
as the players were returning from
a game at Bethel.
The only youth hospitalized was
James Carver, a catcher, who suf
fered a broken ankle and was taken
en to Memorial Mission Hospital in ;
Others in the car were:
Johnny Edwards, center fielder,
driver of the car; Mike Byrd, short
stop: George Mitchell, first-string
pitcher, suffered a bruised back
but was released from Haywood
I County Hospital after an examina
tion; Don Ezell. center fielder, and
Bill Grahl. 1954 graduate of
j Cpl. Pritcbard H. Smith of the
State Highway Patrol said that the
accident occurred when Edwards,
attempting to pass another car,
ran his vehicle off the pavement
on the lefj side of the highway.
In cutting back to the right, the
youth lost control of the car,
which skidded across the road,
through a fence and plunged over
Cpl. Smith said thl accident is
still being investigated.
Damage to the car was estimated
Another traffic mishap investi
gated by the patrol involved cars
driven by Eugene Reeves Kuyken
dall and Herman Dennis Israel,
which collided on the Dutch Cove
road at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Cpl. Smith said that Israel fail
ed to stop after the accident, but
was apprehended Sunday when his
car was spotted In a funeral pro
He was charged with hit-and
(See Baseball Player*?Page $?
Annual clean-up week got un
der way in the community Sunday
as religious groups stressed
"cleanliness is akin to Godliness." |
Today special stress was placed j
upon the theme of safety day, and
Tuesday, according to Miss Lou
Elva Ellcr, chairman, is health '
day, a period when all breeding4
places for flies, mosquitoes and j
rats should be destroyed.
Wednesday has been designated
as repair, modernize and paint
While Thursday will be devoted
to cleaning vacant lots, yards, in
addition to trimming shrubbery
and picking up rubbish.
Friday, is Littcrbug Day in the
schools, and final pick-up day for
rubbish for the, special garbage
The committee has set Satur- j
day as landscaping day, as well as
The community-wide clean-up
committee is composed of Miss El- \
ler. chairman. T. E. Robinett, A. j
P. Ledbctter, W. C. Russ, Ken Fry, I
G. C. Ferguson, Miss Mary Corn- '
well, Mrs. Gladys Wright. Hill Hur
gin, Mrp. Wayne Deitz.
Mrs. Fred Allison. Mrs. J. L Ed
wards. Mrs. J. A. Bowen, Mrs. F. E.
Worthlbgton, Mrs. Louise Liner, |
Mrs. Virgil Smith, and Mrs. David ;
.The garden clubs of the area are
active participants in the program,
and will place special emphasis on
The Littcrbug Campaign which bc
<See Clean-Up? Page 8)
Indications Show Better
Season For '55 At Lake
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"All indications point to a far better season than last year, |
which was excellent," James W. Fowler, superintendent of Lake
Junaluska. said today.
"All apartments are already reserved for July and August.
However, there are plenty of vacancies in the several hotels on
the grounds for those months.
"We are having more applications for Camp Adventure
this year than ever before, and letters are coming in about the
lake program from a wide area even outside the nine Southern
States. Many letters are from Pcnsylvania and Ohio this year."
The Sunday School board has a full season of conferences
at Shackleford Hall, the superintendent reported. i 1
The gates of the dam of fhe Lake were closed Tuesday, and
the 250.acre lake will soon be filled. The wafers are to be restock
ed with bass and bream, hut no spring flshini? will he allowed
Engineers Say Pigeon Route
Superior; Asheville Joins In
Opposing Road In Haywood
The lower floor of the auditor- j
ium at Ashevllle was well filled for
the hearing by enthusiastic sup- |
porters of both proposed routes.
People began coming in by nine
o'clock, and Maywood had people
from every section of the county.
It appeared that Haywood had
by far the largest delegation.
The hearing began six minutes
late with Mayor Ellis opening the
hearing and presenting Chairman
A. H. Graham.
Graham was emphatic as to the
purpose of the hearing, and allocat
ed each side one hour of time
Jonathan Woody, chairman for
the Pigeon Hiver Road, began at
10:25. His introduction brought
a loud and long round of applause
Ned Tucker. Executive Vice
President Chamber of Commerce. .
worked all night getting the
speeches typed in order that the !
members of the commission might :
have the typed copies for refer- j
igice. Mrs. Shirley Ray worked
until three a.m.
The Chamber of Commerce of
fice was literally moved over to the ,
auditorium to carry on the vast
details of taping.
Jennings Bryaon. Chairman of
Jackson County Commissioners,
w as ill but sent in. a resolution.
The Haywood delegation of j
more than 1000 was presented to j
The opponents of the Pigeon
River Road were not presented as
All of the Interruption of speak
ers came from the Madisun Coun- !
Eighteen memorial pin oak
trees have been replanted on
Highway 19A-23 just east of
The trees were replanted by
forces of the State Highway
Commission last week to replace
the ones cut down through er
rpr about a year or so ago.
The original Memorial Trees
were planted by the Womans
Club as a living memorial to the
18 Haywood young men who lost
their lives in World War 1.
Charter members of the club,
and original sponsors of the
project protested to the highway
department and kept the issue
alive until the new trees were
The trees were planted on the
property of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Finclfer, under the supervision
of A. II. Cogglns. Mesh wire pro
tection has been put around the
base of the trees.
By W. C. Rush
A Buncombe and Asheville delegation today join
ed forces with Madison County in successfully getting a
delayed decision on the North Carolina-Tennessee inter
The highway commission announced they were
deferring their decision until later. No date was an
nounced for the final decision to be made.
The three and one-half hour hearing was held in
the Asheville City Auditorium today and the decision
was announced at three o'clock.
The Asheville-Buncombe group was led by Mayor
Hurl W. Kller as chairman, Don Elias and John A.
Goode in askftig for a delay in the' decision.
Chief Engineer W. H. Rogers, Jr., in a final state
ment just before the decision was announced said he
favored, the Pigeon River route which was a similar
statement made before the luncheon recess by R. Getty
Browning when he said he termed the Pigeon River
route superior to any other to Tennessee.
Haywood and neighboring coun
ties in presenting their eiainis for
the Pigeon River Hoad were back
ed unanimously by Highway En
H. Gitty Browning, chief locat
ing engineer, told the audience of
2,500 that the Pigeon Hiver Road
is by far the superior route over
the French Broad River Road.
"W.e are losing money every day
that work is hold up on the Pi
geon River Road," Browning said.
Mr. Browning, in answer to the
Madison County delegation, said.
"Just a casual inspection of a
route only leads to <orrfusion; I
have walked both routes, have
studied at length both routes and
am in a position to give an im
The chief engineei* traced In
minute detail the difficulties that
would be encountered in building
an inter-state highway down the
French Broad River.
Those,speaking this morning in
behalf of the Pigeon River Road
included Dave Felmet, reading the
statement of I). Reeves Noland.
former highway commissioner;
Charles E. Ray, former chairman
of the North Carolina Park Com
mission; Brandon Hodges, assist
ant secretary of Champion Paper
and Fibre Company; Aaron Pro
vost, industrialist of Haywood and
Swain counties; Dr. Kelly Ben
nett, representative of Swain
County; Senator William Medford
and Harry Buchanan, commission
er of the 14th District.
Opponents of the Pigeon River
Road, led by Ashevtlle citizens in
cluding John A. Goode, former
highway commissioner and Don
Elias, pleaded with the commis
! sion that they delay a decision un
til an adequate survey of the
Pigeon River Route can be made.
Ellas said. "It is not urgent that
the commission adopt any route,"
then modified his statement by
saying he was for the best route.
Goode was critical that a survey
had not been completed down the ?
Speakers for Madison County in
eluded Calvin Edney. who also
advocated ^ delay in a decision
while Mrs. Harry B. Gltmore was
chairman tor the Madison group
while Mayor Earl W. Ellcr of
Asheville was chairman of the Bun
combe County group.
Father Andrew Graves traced
the history of this area from 1775
and termed the question as a re
A. E. Leake. Madison County at
torney, in au effort to make a
rebuttal to Haywood speakers
blamed North Carolina for urging
Tennessee to advocate the Pigeon
River Route for the inter-stute sys
tem. He was caustic in his re
marks and at times showed signs
Charles E. Mashburn. attorney
for three Madison County towns,
was rather sarcastic toward Chair
man Graham and ridiculed the
Canton viaduct project. He termed
Madison County as a "red-headed
stepchild" and said the commis
sion was trying to take away the
French Broad River route which
was Madison's "candy". Mashburn
said: "We don't believe the com
mission can show justified reason
for the Pigeon River Route."
Walter Haynes. Asheville lawyer,
in an improptu remark, hit at two
former highway commissioners ?
L. Dale Thrash and D. Reeves Nol
and. for delaying the French Broad
W. H. Rogers, Jr.. chief engineer
of the highway department, told
the hearing group this morning
that the Pigeon River Route would
cost about $13 millions as compar
ed with up to $25 millions for the
French Broad route. He read the
letter from the Tennessee Highway
Commission requesting that North
Carolina join them in asking for
the route through the Pigeon River
gorge be placed on the interstate
Rogers said the French Broad
route would necessitate construc
tion of 40,6 miles as compared with
only 24 miles down Pigeon River.
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Thad Eure Gets His Annual
Package of Haywood Ramps
The annual package of Haywood
ramps have arrived in Raleigh.
The ramps were sent to Thad
Eure, secretary of State, and were
from W. R. "Bill" Palmer, presi
dent of the North Carolina Friends 1
of The Ramp Society. Inc.
?Eure, a lifetime speaker of the
annual convention, received the
package, sniffed, and lauRhed:
"Ramps," he announced. "I got
a whole package of em."
The package was sent by mail
from Canton, by Palmer to Eure
to remind him that the organiza
tion will hold its annual conven
tion and ramp feast in Haywood
County May 8.
The package was too potent to
be tolerated long. By the time
Eure reached his oflfce. his staff had
moved the ramps out into the hall
From there, the ramps were moved
out to the Capitol steps. Finally,
they were plopped outside under a
"Leave 'em out in the hall for 13
minutes." the Secretary of State
declared, "and you can't stay in
the place." He opened the pack
age and surveyed the contents ten
i derly. "These," he said, "are
! young ramps. See. they look like
Palmer described them in his
letter as the best he'd ever tasted.
A few days ago, there was a pic
ture in the newspapers showing
former President Truman receiv
ing a parcel of ramps from a group
of East Tcnnesseans,
"It was Haywood County ramps."
Palmer .advised Eure, "that were
presented to Mr. Truman." Hay
wood County ramps. Palmer added
modestly, are the beat in the world.
Several years ago Eure planted
some ramps on the Capitol lawn,
amid much fanfare and publicity.
Apparently the ramps did not like
the Raleigh soil They died
ne utvcg inc requirement 01 a ^nu
foot right of way and said it would
be a fully controlled highway?with
all the earmarks of a toll road
without the toll.
When Rdgers showed the mat)
from the Tennessee Commission
with a red line through Pigeon
(See Pigeon Route?Page 2)
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