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, | - ??Gainesville, n. c\. Thursday afternoon, april 21.1955 ..... .?inzir n
? : ? in Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countici
51 MEN presented in a well organized, and dignified manner,
lets relative to the Pigeon River Road at the hearing before
lighway commission in Asheville Monday. This picture was
! just a few minutes before the hearing began in the auditori
Left to right: Aaron Prevost, Senator William Medford,
n E. Ray, Brandon Hodges, Dave Felmet, Jonathan Woody,
chairman, and D. Reeves Noland. Kep. Kelly Bennett was not pres
ent when the picture was made. Commissioner Harry Buchanan
also spoke in behalf of the Pigeon River road, but was in confer
ence wtih the other commissioners at the time this picture was
uipment Being Added To Provide
r 400 Additional Telephones Here
rbage Pickups In Towns
r Above Normal Since
pan-Up Campaign Started
esville police and town of
ire wishing that some un
air gun sharpshooters
find other targets to prac
than the town's street
week, according to Town
p- G. C Ferguson, 12 lights
lot out. Other lights have
pt out over a period of time.
ppeoph are urged to re
el) incidents to the police
b To Close
bville is one of the 19 of- |
uie Internal Revenue Serv
1 will be closed, according
oociated Press report from
Jton. There are 40 branch
b the state.
wvice said that to improve
'ion, attain better balance 1
' enforcement and taxpay
er, and regroup personnel
e realistic work, these of
1 be closed:
Urle, Asheboro, Brevard.
City. Concord, Dunn, Kin
lurinburg, Lexington, Lin-|
Airy, Sanford. Southern
ille and Wilson.
The annual cleanup campaign
was being reflected in every part
of the community, as a general
"Spring cleaning was in the making.
Waynesville officials put on an
extra garbage truck and even with
that were behind in collecting gar
bage. Plans are being made to add
the third truck.
In Hazelwood the garbage pick- ?
up of Monday was so heavy that
the crews had to carry on with the
pickups on Tuesday. The second
pickup of the regular schedule in j
j Hazelwood began this morning and
extremely heavy loads are expect- '
: ed to await the truck.
The campaign got under way the
first of this week and continues
through Saturday. With ideal
weather prevailing, the incentive
to cleanup has been reflected i
in the amount of garbage the
(See Garbage?Page 6)
Takes Own Life j
At Cruso Home
Lewis Smathers, 42. of the Cruso
community took his own life at his
home at 9 a.m. today when he shot
himself in the head with a 16
Dr. J. Frank Pate of Canton.1
county coroner, and Sheriff Fred Y. ,
Campbell both investigated the ;
case and reported Mr. Smathers',
death as suicide.
Dr. Pate said he treated Mr. j
Smathers recently for arthritis, but
said he appeared to be improving.
(See Lewis Smathers?Page 6)
Despite the fact that the Way
nesville telephone exchange is cur
rently involved in a strike along
with other Southern Bell ex
changes, work started here this
week in the central office on
equipment which will provide fa
cilities for 400 more telephones in
Being installed at a cost of $17,
500, the new work is expected to
be completed about May 21.
When the addiaional equipment
Is put irtto service,"Tspproxlmately
1,150 telephone numbers in the
Waynesville exchange will have to
be changed, according to C. T. Mc
Cuiston, Southern Bell manager
in Haywood County.
The changes will involve all tele
phones in the Glendale 6-4000
series and approximately 350 oth
ers. he explained.
The new numbers will go into ef
fect simultaneously with the pub
lication of a new telephone direc
tory, scheduled to be issued this
summer, Mr. McCuiston said.
The telephone official pointed
out that the new equipment being
installed in the Waynesville ex
change by supervisory personnel
of Western Electric is expected to
take care of the expansion of tele
phone service in this area during
the next two years. Further ex
pansion in the county, also to in- i
volve the Canton exchange,. is in
the planning stage, he said.
There 3re now 3.910 telephones
in use in the Waynesville ex
change, and 4,075 in the Canton
exchange. Mr. McCuiston added.
Posed Tolls On Parkway j;
'd Up For This Season j;
1 of North Carolinians in
!? toll on the Blue Ridge
Paid off this week when
f of Interior Douglas Mc
oounced that plans to
U* toil have been aban
McKay disclosed his
Mattered showers to
'?V. partly cloudy and not,
1 Waynesville tempera
*Portea by the State Test
Ma*. Mln. Pr.'
78 55 1
j decision to Representatives George
I A .Shuford and Charles R. Jonas i
of North Carolina. He told the
Congressmen that his department ;
had been asked to suspend the
toll plans by the House Appropri- ]
ations Committee. (
North Carolina state officials. (
the Blue Ridge Parkway Associa- i
tion, various Chambers of Com
merce and civic organizations vig- 1
orously protested the proposed i
toll when it was first announced t
in January. t
Later. Governor Luther Hodges.
Tar Heel congressmen and state 4
officials ? including Senator Wil- 1
Ham Medford of Waynesville visit- 1
1 ed Secretary McKay in Washing- *
! ton to protest the toll plans, con
tending that land was given in >
North Carolina and Virginia with , h
the understanding that the Park- j t
way would remain free. 1
Opposition to the toll in this re- (
gion was spearheaded by the North
Carolina National Park, Parkway, q
and Forests Development Commis-j -|
sion. headed bv Dr. Keltv Bennett' f|
of Brvson Qltv and with Mrs.
(See Parkway Toll?Page d? ' .1
Mrs. Kelly Buckner of the Dix
Creek community was bitten se
verely by a squirrel who attacked
her in the back yard of her resi- i
dence Monday morning.
Mrs. Buckner reported she had i
finished feeding her chickens and
started into the house when the
squirrel emerged from a nearbyj
woods, ran up her back and start- j
ed biting her on the neck, hgad. (
She drove off the animal and;
then killed it with a hoe. She re
lated she noticed it biting on wood
after attacking her.
Dr. Mack Setzer. Lake Juna- j
luska veterinarian, said the head
af the squirrel has been sent to
he state laboratory to determine
f the animal was rabid.
If the test results are positive,
ttrs. Buckner will undergo treat
nent for rabies. She was treated
>y Dr. Roy Moore of Canton af
er being bitten.
)own Postal Job
An Associated Press story from
lugusta says that President Eisen
lower Tuesday withdrew from
he Senate the nomination of Jesse
r. Smathers to be postmaster at
The president's vacation head
uarters there said Smathers had
indicated he does not now want ,
The nomination went to the Sen
ie April l.
(Other pictures Page 1, Section 3)
The hearing on tha interstate
I road on Monday is still the chief
i topic of conversation among Hay
And wherever a group gathers,
the subject soon comes up. and
near the beginning of the conver
sation comes the comment of the
i excellent job those who talked for
1 the Pigeon River Roa<} did in pre
j senting the facts to the State High-1
iway Commission. i
I "I never heard a group of men.
as we had, display such sincerity
and dignity at such an event," one
While another added: "And the
manner in which all Haywood peo
ple and our neighbors for the road
conducted themselves was simply
1 wonderful. It shows our interest,
enthusiasm, and general make-up."
Those who did not go to the hear- ',
I Ing Monday showed keen interest
also, because The Mountaineer
I telephone constantly rang as citi
i zens asked for the latest news on |
the hearing. ,
I The Mountaineer was the first j
newspaper anvwherc to get on the j
streets with the complete story of i
the hearing and the facts about the
(See Pigeon Road?Page 6)
Rep. Rogers' Bill To Get
Bootleggers Hits A Snag
RALEIGH lAPt _ In Haywood
County, a shrewd and wary boot
legger has been running the offi
Yesterday. Haywood's Rep. Jerry
Rogers asked a House committee |
to help the cops to catch him. But i
the committee?House Judiciary I '
?turned out to be as wary of Rog
ers' ideas as the bootlegger is of
The mountain legislator explain
ed that the officers raid the home
of this suspected bootlegger and
never find more than the permis
sible one gallon of liquor. They find
empty bottles and glasses on the
table. They occasionally see drunks ;
about the place, and they see peo- ;
pie come and go in taxis. ,
To the Haywood judges, this is
not enough. They have held that |
to convict a person of possessing
liquor, for sale the officers must |
find more liquor than a gallon.
"This fellow will go to Asheville
and buy it at $2.60 a pint and bring \
it back and sell it at $4.50," Rogers
told the committee, "He makes two j 1
or three trips a day, but every J
itme the officers go in there they !
never find more than a gallon of 1
liquor on hand." j J
To bring this fellow to bay. Rog
ers proposes to set up new rules of j 1
(See Rep. Rogers?Page 61
Increased Inquiries Point j;
To Fine Season In Section 1
"Inquiries have kept coming on through the winter, and
now, we are 15 to 20 per cent ahead of last spring with inquiries
about the area," Mrs. Edith P. Ailey, acting secretary of the West
ern North Carolina Highlanders said today.
' "This percentage is really conservative, and I believe It
would be nearer accurate to say 25 per cent," she continued, as 1
she told of the many states from which inquiries have come.
For this much of April, the inquiries of the midwest, New /
York. New Jersey, Pennsylvania. Texas, Florida and Canada are j
high, along with Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Kentucky and Michi
gan have shown a decided increase in recent weeks, she said. w
The Piedmont anea of this state and Virginia, together with Wis- ol
consin and Missouri have had more than usual. ? - j ^
Each inquiry is different, and asks about recreation, the
drama, flowering season, camps, fishing, lakes, the TV A dams, and w
the Smokies. et
Increasing in numbers are letters from honeymooners, y
school groups, and parties of adults. Each letter is answered, and Q
three local maps are enclosed. $.
"From the inquiries, this looks like the b?**t season In a ^
long, long time," Mrs. Alley said. ' ,p
Polio Vaccine Shots To Be Given
To County School Pupils Next Week
To Be Inoculated;
Inoculation of first- and second- j
grade pupils in Haywood County |
with the new Salk polio vaccine
will begin Monday, according to Dr. !
H. A. Matthews of Canton, presi- j
dent of the Haywood County Medi- i
The shots will be given in the
county schools by physician mem
bers of the medical society, assist
ed by personnel of the Health De
partment and volunteer registered
Some 1.506 school children will
be given the first inoculation next
week and the second within four
weeks. These two shots will be giv
en free since the vaccine was fur
nished to the various states without
charge by the National Folio
Foundation. However, a charge will |
be made for a third polio vaccine !
shot, to be given seven months af- '
ter the second one.
This final shot in the Salk series ,
will be made at a "minimum" cost, |
Dr. Matthews said.
Additional polio vaccine will be |
made available to private physi
cians later in the spring or this
summer, the doctor said. When this
vaccine arrives in the county, news
of its availability will be publicized,
he added. ,
Dr. Matthews urged that parents .
not call doctors, schools, or the
Health Department concerning the t
vaccine. Officials already have been i
swamped with telephone calls.
The schedule for the inoculations
(See Polio Vaccine?Page 6)
Issues inv.olved in the coming,
burley tobacco referendum, to be
conducted in eight states April
28, were explained to Haywood
County farmers at a meeting at
the courthouse this morning.
Out-of-county officials at the
meeting ? ail from Raleigh ? (
were J. L. Nicholson, chief of the
lobacco branch of the marketing
quota section of the U. S. Depart- 1
mcnt of Agriculture; R. Flake i
Shaw, executive vice president of
Hie North Carolina Farm Bureau: j
Bob Shoffner of the Agricultural (
(See Burley?Page 6)
LOCAL GUARDSMEN are shown here loading
into their truck at the Armory to go to their sta
tinns In It different place* in this area in the na
tion-wide alert Wednesday night.
Murray Files For Mayor
In Canton, Deadline Nears
J. Paul Murray, former mayor
of Canton, filed late Wednesday
for the post of mayor, making two *
candidates in the race in Canton. |
PreviuHaly. tiled was Maurice X ,
M. Carnfc Henson also filed for
member of the board of aldermen,
making eight seeking a place on
the 3-meniber board.
Filing in Canton closes mid
night, Friday, according to Jack
Scroggs, chairman of the board of
elections. However, registration
continues until 9 p.m. Saturday
Candidates in Clyde have until
nine Saturday night to file, ac
cording to Mrs. Joyce Haynes.
clerk of the town of Clyde. The
registration books will close at
the same hour,
In Hazelwood. according to
Rudolph Carswell, clerk of the
town, the filing deadline is six
u'clock Saturday afternoon.
Filing in Waynesville closed at
I'2:30 last Saturday
As of noon today, each of the
Tour towns in Haywood had the
rollowing number of candidates
Waynesville ? Mayor 3; alder
Hazelwood ? Mayor 3; alder
Clyde ? Mayor 2; aldermen 6:
police court Juoge 2.
Canton ? Mayor 2: aldermen
J; school board 2; police court
The election in all four towns
sill be held Tuesday, May 3.
May 3 Elections
Registration books for the May
.1 municipal election* in the
county's four towns will close
this Saturday with "challenge
Any challenges made Saturday
will be heard later before pre
cinct registrar* and judge*.
The books were opened last
Klection* will be held on Tues
day. May 3, in Waynesville, llae
elwood. Canton, and Clyde. All
four towns will elect mayors and
aldermen. Canton will also'eUy*
a police judge and board of edu
cation members. Clyde will name
a police judge.
Joins U. S.
Tank Company, l2t)lh htfantry
. Regiment. of Wajnesvillo and 30th
Sigrtal Company yf Canton joined
other , National 'Guard units
throughout North Carolina and the
U. S. Wednesday night in the
Guard's first nation-wide alert.
The first order for the alert
wuk sent by the Pentagon in Wash
1 ington simultaneously to adjutant
generals of the 48 states, Alaska,
Hawaii, and Puerto Hieo.
The aleil was received here at
8:50 p.m. by Capt Samuel L. Cars
well, Tank Company commander,
who assigned his men 10 separate
missions ? aimed at ? protecting
vital public installations such as
; the filtration plant, electrical sub
j (See Nitifflsl Guard?Pago 6)
[JNC Group I
Waynesville will play host to 45
rvembers of Delta Sigma Fi, pro- <
essional business fraternity at the i
Jniversity of North Carolina, at a I
linner at the Towne House Fri- ?
lay night. 1
Mayor J. 11. Way will welcome \
he group and Jonathan H. Woody, (
>ast president of the North Caro-'
Ina Bankers Association and <
(See UNC Group?Page 6)
More Than 150 Attend 10th
District Medical Meeting
Held Here On Wednesday
The an Dual Haywood Baptist
Training Union tournament will be
held at 7 30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Hazelwood Baptist Church, accord
ing to Vaughn Mali, Training Un
The assoclationnl tournament
will Include adults' scripture read
ing under the direction of the
ftcv. Hubert' Caddis; intermediate
"sword drill" with Mrs. Roy
Hayncs' in charge; junior memory
cork supervised by Mrs. Gay
Chambers, and a hymn festival, j
Members of all county Baptist:
:hurches arc invited to attend the |
The spring meeting of the Tenth
District Medical Society brought
112 doctors, with about 40 being ac
companied by their wives for the
meeting here Wednesday.
The wives of the members were
entertained with a dessert bridge
at the Country C'tub and golf by
members of the Haywood County
Medical'Society Auxiliary. t
The meeting Wednesday after
noon was held at the Ilazclwood
school, with Dr. C. A. Newland.
president, of Brevard presiding.
The second part of the afternoon
meeting was presided over,by Dr.
J C, Horner, first vice president of
the Society. 11c is from Spruce
Rev. T Earl Hobinctt. pastor of
See Medical Merlins?Page ??>
Mrs. Ketner Named Head
Df District 3 HDC Women
Mrs W. D. Ketner of Dellwood
as elected president of District 3
[ the Federation of Home Dem
ristration Clubs at a district meet- ;
ig Wednesday at Brevard College.
Mrs. Henry Gamer of Bethel also
as named secretary of the three
>unty district HDC organization.
Other officers chosen included
rs. Joe Norman of Transylvania
ounty, first vice president; Mrs.
N. Garren of Henderson County,
cond vice president: Mrs. K. H.
arkey of Transylvania County. .
(?surer; and Mrs. L, F. Haiti of
Henderson County, historian.
Haywood County, with 155 club ,
women In attendance, won the gav
el for having the largest number
of members traveling the farther
distance. Total attendance at the
meeting was 272.
Participating in Haywood Coun
ty's Progress Report" skit were ,
Mrs. Ketner, Mrs. Jim Welch and
Mrs. Jack P. McCracken of Bethel,
Mrs. Paul Robinson of Beaverdam.
Mrs. James McClure of Lakeside.
Mrs. Wallace Torgerson of Lake
(See Mrs. Ketner?Page CI
? In Haywood
Killed ?.. I 0
Loss .. $17,054 I
(This Information com
piled from records ot.
State Hichnajr PalraU |