S3 The Ww nesyille Mountaineer ' '
I Pl , 1 A ^ w That's why I asked (or two."
-?"a ' " wice-A-N euk In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ,1 I
N?' 38 , Aviated ta, WAYNESVII.l.K. N. C.. THl RSI.AY AFTERNOON. MAY 5. IMS |si? In Advance In Illy wood ,?d Jackson Count!.'.
k I P a portion of the 500 pounds of ham
Kvrd at the 26th annual Haywood County
Invention this Sunday at Camp Hope is
Irker. general manager of the convention.
? -???- ?- l
shown doing his stuff at the Moody Farm in Dell
wood where preparations for the big eatin' and
meetin' are now in high gear.
dred cases?the largest
Jar in Haywood County
st five years?will be
udge Dan K. ivloore of
t May term of Superior
buill be convened here
Icia!s explained that the
rt was planned to "clean
log of old cases,
r of divorce proceedings
d on the civil calendar,
for the two-week term
from this panel:
list for the two weeks
Haynes. Fines Creek;
Reed, Jr., VVaynesville:
Limbo, Clyde; F. H.
?averdam; Clyde H. Ray,
sville; Mrs. Mamie Hall
1 Clark. Bcaverdam;
Stiles. Fred M. Earley
West. Waynesville; F.
Lake Junaluska: L. N !
George Patrick. Way- ,
Wl Court?Page 8)
f $797 has been raised
nesville area toward a I
113 in the annual Can
p. according to Mrs. j
larray of the Waynes- [
less and Professional \
lub. sponsors of the i
e is not final, Mrs. Mur-1
women added to the
und Tuesday by taking
is at voting polls dur
?n election. Mrs. Lois
chairman of the special
mittee, was in charge
1>n the Happy Home- j
"e Demonstration Club
of $1,272.34, accord
"irt made earlier in the
isde chairman in the
ll(m women made a
Jse canvass, collecting
^ drive and distribut
licccs of cancer litera
n^> and unseasonably
11,1 nued warm.
"lr Sinte Test Farm:
M?*. Min. Pr.
7# 39 I
Ramp Eaters Meet Again
Sunday At Camp Hope
Although we like its smell,
printer's Ink is not designed to
compete with Chanel No. 5.
This week, however, we are
making no apologies. Just get a
whiff of this issue of The Moun
The scent is from Colgate's
Florient air deodorant and is be
ing brought to your oflactory
senses to advertise a contest be
ing sponsored by Ray's Depart
ment Store, Ray's Super Mar
ket, and The Food Store. '
Details of the contest, featur
ing a vacation at Ellinor Village
in Florida, are on Pages 4 and
3 of the first section of today's
Clark To Head
Lions Club In
Carson Clark was elected presi
dent of the Pigeon Vr.lley Lions
Club at a recent meeting in the
Bethel School Cafeteria. He will
succeed Hugh K. Terrell.
Other officers named were:
James Reeves, first vice presi
dent: John Remenar. second vice
president; Garrett Smathers, third
vice president; Kin McNeil, secre
tary; J. L. Worley, treasurer; J.
W. Sloan. Lion Tamer; Welch Sin
gleton, Tail Twister; G. W. Mehaf
fey, assistant tail twister; Henry
Hope, chaplain, and Roy Deitz and
Joe Edwardstoski, directors.
The new officers will take of
fice in July.
Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Davis of
Quincy. Fla.. are spending the
weekend a( their summer home at ;
By BOB CONWAv
(See other picture. Page 1, Sec. 2)
For the! 26th year come this Sun
day, thousands of ramp fanciers,
onlookers, and furriners will gath
er for the annual Haywood County
Kimp Convention at Camp Hope,
starting at 10 a.m. and lasting as
! long as the food, the music, and
I the politics hold out.
According to a "conservative"
estimate, some 15.000 persons will
| be on hand for the big eatin' and
i meetin' off N. C. Highway 276 in
the shadow of. Mount Pisgah.
The first official event will be
; at 10 o'clock when the Rev. Paul
Shepherd will conduct religious
services on the grounds.
Next will come North Carolina's
Secretary of State Thad Eure.
"Speaker for Life," who will treat
the throng to some old-fashioned
oratory at 2 p.m. He will be intro- i
dueed by Dick Bradley, president j
of the Waynesville Chamber of i
At 3 p.m. is scheduled the crown
ing of the 1955 Ramp Queen?
.Miss Ernestine Edwards of Mag
gie. a senior aj Waynesville Town- !
ship High School.
During the convention, music :
will be provided by the following
Moore's Tennessee String Band,
i Panhandle Pete, Gene Davis Melo
! dy Mountain Boys, Pigeon Valley
Quartet, Maggie Valley String
Band and other entertainers.
Working in shifts will be three
master$-of-ceremony: Fred Fergu- |
son, C. C. Poindexter, and Ed
In the vittles department,
there'll be 100 bushels of ramps |
(picked in five days by 21 men and i
boys). 500 pounds of ham. 350 doz
en eggs. 400 gallons of coffee, and
a variety of other edibles."
A motorcade will go to Camp
Hope from Canton and 15 highway
patrolmen will be on duty to han- ,
die the crowd.
Ramp Convention officials jour
neyed to Chapel Hill Wednesday
(Sec Ramps?Page 8)
Full House Is Anticipated At
Chamber Banquet Tonight
Fcrhaps tne largest enamner ot
Commerce banquet ever held here
will be staged tonight?7:30 at the
Richard Bradley, president, said
this morning that every indication
is that the cafeteria will be tilled
fpr tonight's annual dinner of the
organization. The theme of the
dinner wilt be a discussion of
"community problems, and projects j
for progress." There will not be
an out-of-town speaker, but in
stead, five chairmen of the divi
sions of the Chamber of Commerce
will speak. -
All civic clubs in the area are
combining their*weekly meeting
with the banquet, and the dinner
will be informal, according to Net'
Tucker, executive vice president of
the organization. The meeting is
open to everyone. "This is not a
closed meeting, but the welcome
mat is out. and we want everyone
to attend." President Bradley said.
John Carver will speak on "Our
Agricultural Economy." while H. !
P. McCarroll will talk on "Plan
ning for Industry." Carver is head
ol the agriculture committee and
McCarroll is chairman of the in-1
Carl Henry, chairman of the ,
tourist promotion bureau, will talk >
on "The South's Two Billion Dol- ;
lor Industry." and will be followed
by Frank Moore, president of the
Merchants Association, on the sub- 1
ject. "What Makes Good Business."
"Material and Spiritual Values."
(See Banquet?Page 8)
New Law Would Permit Courts In 4 Haywood
Towns To Try All Traffic Cases In County
j? * m
But 2 Re-Elected
In Tuesday Voting
All officials seeking re-election
in Haywood's four municipal elec
tions Tuesday were re-elected with
[he exception of two. An alderman '
in Clyde and one in Hazelwood.
In the keenest municipal " elec- J
lion, bringing out record voles, the
day passed quietly, with activity i
intense for the entire 12-hour vot- ?
Perhaps the hardest fought race I
in the four towns was the mayor's '
race here in Wavnesville. with J. i
H. Way, incumbent, and John j
Boyd, running neck-and-neck right I
down to the finish line, with Way
coming out with a 139-vote margin.
In Clyde. Gerald Fish, incum
bent. retained his ofTice as mayor
with a 28-vote lead over Walter j
Smathers, while in Hazelwood. |
Lawrence Davis, incumbent, took ,
a 96-vote lead over Clyde Fisher,
the man he succeeded several
years ago when Fisher moved away
for a short time. Bruce Nanney.
of Canton, piled up 196 votes ahead
of Maurice Brooks.
Larry H. Cagle. incumbent judge
of police court, Clyde, took a
29-vote margin over Charles F
Lanning. former chief of police
Here in Waynesville 2.109 votes
were cast, with 1,725 at the City
Hall and 384 at the Allen's Creek
School. Hazelwood polled 665
votes at the one precinct, while
j Clyde had a total qf 256. and Can
With pet feet weather, the w ork
ers had every advantage of getting
out a heavy vote, plus the interest
the races had generated during the
past few weeks. Many a worker
woke up Wednesday morning with
(See Election?Page 8>
Clyde F. D.
The Clyde Klre Department, or
ganized two years ago, will hold an
open house in the new fire depart
ment building adjacent to the
Clyde Town Hall from 10 a.m. un
til 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The new fire house, a cinder
block structure, was completed last
fall at a cost of $3,500.
The department also bought a
modern fire truck last November,
pumping 750 gallons of water a
minute, and now has two trucks to
answer calls in Clyde and vicinity.
In recent weeks, the Clyde fire
men have responded to several
alarms in the Canton area because
of the fact that Canton firemen are
prohibited from leaving the town
limits by ordinance.
Officers of the department are
Larry Cagle, dhief; J". B. Martin, as
sistant chief; Troy Stamey, W. A.
(See Clyde Fire Dept.?Page 8)
w w w X W ?
Fofe Sef In Towns
FATAL INJURIES wen* suffered by Charles
Weldon Gidney. 53. of Canton, while driving this
car. which was involved in a collision on the four
lane highway at Clyde Monday night with an
other car driven by Charles Howard Leatherwood.
17, of Waynesvllle. Mr. Gidney was lirst admitted
to llaywood County Hospital and later transferred
to Memorial Mission Hospital, -where he died at
10 p.m. Tuesday. This pleture was taken at the
scene of the crash Monday night.
Canton Barber Dies From
Injuries In Clyde Wreck
Approximately 160 children in
county schools, exclusive of those
in the Canton system, are eligible
fur Salk polio vaccirv inocula
tions Friday from 3 until 5 p.m. in
the health office at the courthouse.
Those to be given the shots are
those first and second graders who
either were absent during regular
clinics last week, or whose par
ents asked time to "think over"
their childern's having the shots.
A wire dispatch last week con
cerning the death from polio of
several children who received the
Salk vaccine caused some 50 par
ents to either delay or cancel the
immunization of their youngsters.
Only children whose parents
made requests earlier for the vac
cine and signed printed forms can
be accommodated at the clinic
Friday, according to Mrs. W. C.
Martin, public health nurse.
Children in the Canton area who
missed the shots will be served at
the Canton health office from fi
until 11 a.m. Friday.
Sum Stringlield. Jr. left today
by plane for his home in Sacra
mento, Calif., after visiting his
mother, Mrs. Sam Stringfield.
(See other picture. Pate 8)
t Charles WfWin tihbjey- 5T. Can
ton barber. became Haywood Ooun- |
ty's first taafflc fatality of\ 1855
when he died at 10 p.m. Tuesday
in Memorial Mission Hospital, j.
Aslieville. from injuries suffered
in a collision on the four-lane high- |
way at Clyde at 8 p.m Monday.
Mr. Gidney, co-owner of the
Central Harbor Shop in Canton,
received severe head injuries in
the accident. He was first taken
to Haywood County Hospital and
then transferred to Asheville.
The driver of the other car.
Charles Howard Leatherwood, 16.
, of Allen's Creek, has been charged
by the State Highway Patrol with
involuntary manslaughter, speed
ing and reckless driving,
i Patrol Cpl. Prkchard H. Smith
said that the eollision occurred ns
Mr. Gidney pulled out of a side
street just east of the Clyde Town
Hall and was preparing to turn
toward Canton. Leatherwood. driv
ing a 1949 Chevrolet convertible,
was going west toward YVaynes
Cpl. Smith said that Leather
wood admitted going between 53
and 63 miles per hour through the
35-iniles zone. The corporal re
ported that tire marks showed that
Lcathcrwood's car skidded 139 feet
before hitting Gidney and trav
eled 90 more feet after the collis
ion. The Gidney car. a 1950
Chevrolet, was knocked 69 feet
and came to rest against the curb I
of the super-highway. t
Three other occupants of the
leather wood car suffered only I
minor iryurles. Miss Betty Sue 1
Putnam of Canton sustained cuts
and bruises and was released from i
Haywood County Hospital Wed- <
nesday m6rning. Halph Sorrel I*
(See Canton Barber?Pate 8) I
I ~ -?i. ajt i ? ? >?*-' ?> - ? ? ~ %?
Towns Would Get
Costs From Such
Cases, Says Law
Hop. Jerry Rogers yesterday in
troduced a bill in the House giv
ing the tooi- town courts in Hay
wood jurisdiction to try cases in
volving ill motor vehicle violations
originating within the county.
The measure sets forth that the
mayor's court in Waynesville and
Hazeiwood, and the Police court
in Clyde and Canton shall have
Jurisdiction over such cases until
the county establishes a lower
court, and then the law would be
The four respective town courts
would receive the costs growing
out of the cases, and the fines
would continue to go to the school
Rep. Rogers said that at present,
all cases growing out of motor
vehicle cases are tried in superior
court, which often means a de
fendant must wait several months
for a case to bo tried. Many out
oilstate motorists just let their
bund default rather than come
hack for trial, it was pointed out.
Under the terms of the measure,
all cases of Highway Patrolmen
could be tried in either of the four>
town courts in the county.
"There is a definite need for a
lower court in Haywood, and this
measure provides for such a court.
When the county establishes such
a court then the jurisdiction of
the four town courts would be
placed back to the present status,
Rep. Rogers said.
The bill introduced several
I weeks ago which would establish
' evidence as sufficient (or convic
tion in liquor raids is expected to
be ratified today. The measure
passed the Senate Wednesday.
Rep. Rogers introduced the bill
as a means of aiding officers in
getting sufficient evidence to con
j vict those who were known to be
: dealing in illicit liquor.
Today at noon, the General As
sembly was to hear an address by
Governor Hodges. The assumption
is that he will discuss state fi
nances. This morning there was no
hint in Raleigh as to the text, oy
what suggestions he would have to
offer the Legislature.
The bill authyrizing the transfer
-of a water line from the Beaver
dam School Board to the Town of 1
Canton has been ratified.
Rep. Rogers said the bill author
(See County Court?Rage 8)
CHARLES wkldon giuney
Taxes Are Up
Sales taxes paid by Havwood
county to the state in March this
year amounted to $'21,838.14, an
increase of SI.275 over March of
Marcli collections ran about
52.00(1 under February, accord
ing to the official report of the
Department of Revenue.
Lake Junaluska Postoffice
To Become Second Class
The taxicat? which struck Ronnie
Bryant. 2, Monday afternoon when
the youngster ran in back of the
vehicle as it was hacking up at
I he intersection of Kust and Welch
it recta was owned by Parkway
1'axi instead of by Smoky Moun
tain Taxi as was reported to The
The driver. K W'. He'eoe of Sau
nook was absolved, of blame in the
The Bryant boy suffered only
nuises when struck.
The U. S. postoffice at Lake
Junaluska will become a second
class postoffice on July 1, accord
ing to notiflicalion received by
j Postmaster Billy Medford.
. The announcement was made by
H? G. Hawn. director of the Char
? lotte district of the U. S. Postoffice
Mr. Medford said the advance in
rating of the Junalu.ska postoffice
is being made because of its ex
ceeding the $8,000 mark in stamp
sales during 1054.
The change will mean an in
crease in salary for Mr. Modford
and new equipment for the post
The U. S. government equip-;
second-class postoffices. but not
third class, the postmaster explain^
There is possibly one chance |
in several millions that this in
cident would ever take place
Don L. Brock, operator of a
used car lot, was enroute to the
bank. He was looking: for a park
ing: place, when he saw a car
pulling: out near the bank, lie
slowed down, and took the space
as the other car moved out.
As Brock stepped from his car
he saw a billfold In the gutter.
He picked it up. opened it, add
there was a picture of his daugh
ter Jewel. 'He thumbed through
the identification cards and found
the wallet belonged to his son
in-law, Vernon Medford.
Brock went on in the bank and |
transacted his business, but call
ed his wife and daughter to tell
them he had found Medford's
wallet, as he surmised the young
man was looking for -his bill- '
fold containing $25 cash and
Medford had driven a couple
of blocks from the bank when
he missed his billfold. Instead
of driving back, he just ran. but
did not find any trace of the
missing wallet. He also missed
Dejected, and out 525. Med
ford went home. He was greeted
by his wife and mother-in-law
with big smiles. He did not feel
equal to returning the smiles,
and then he proceeded to tell
ihem of the bit of hard lurk
which had befallen him. The two
women listened, but showed no
sympathy. After he, finished his
story, his wife told him that her
father had found the wallet and
it was safe and sound.
This good news w as enough for
Medford, so he joined them with
a deep, and" genuinely hearty
Medford has his wallet bark,
but the chances are mighty slim
that the next million fellows who
lose their wallets will W as for
tunate as Medford in having
their father-in-law find it.
TV Cameramen To Film
Scenes For Highlanders
Movie cameramen are sched
uled to begin shooting pictures
Friday of places owned by mem
bers of the Haywood Highlanders 1
for a 13-week TV promotional pro
gram of the area.
L. E. DeVous. president of the
Haywood Highlanders, said the
group felt the programs going into
a six-state area would be beneficial f
in creating Interest in this particu
lar section of Western North Caro
The TV program will supplement
the distribution og 20,000 two-color
1955 booklets which have already
been lent to all states east of Iho
"We hope the program will be
gin May 16," DeVous said. "That is
our plan right now to get the
program started for some pre-sea
In addition to showing the places
of the members- no names will
be shown ? there will be other
Scenes such as recreational facili
ties. fishing, boating, horseback
riding, and some shots of places
to eat. Some of the pictures will
be Interior views, while others will
be exterior shots. This will be de
termined to a la,rge degree by the
technieians in charge, DeVous ex
The program will be titled "Your
Vacation Theatre." and will cost
about $2,000 for the 13 weeks. De
Vous pointed out.
"We are interested in promoting
the area, and of course, get what
business we can right here," he
The' plan was worked out at the
recent meeting of the Highlanders
in which they also discussed a
group Insurance plan.
Killed ...; 1
(This Information ?com
pile* from records ol
State Wrlnrsy PitroO