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t'l' M> 17 ''.''*'1** Associated Press WAYSKSVII.I.B. N. MONDAY AtTMMOON. MAY 9. IMS In Advance In lU^rood ...d Jackson Counties J
Iwte" Lewis and Ernestine Edwards,
(jjlir, got together on the platform at i
annual Ramp Convention Sunday with i
Aunt Maggie is a charter member of thr ramp
group; Miss Edwards is a Waynesville High sen
ior. '(Mountaineer Photo).
ir-old soldier and an
?Id girl were injured in
f accidents investigated
weekend by the State
'atro! and Waynesville
iuel Chambers. 19 re
? critical condition in
eral Hospital, suffering
?le injuries, including a
kull, suffered when his
1 r?od and crashed 200 ,
in embankment at Cecil
mbers. home for a few
fort Jackson. S. C? was
(car at the time of the
"?st treated at the Hay
"y Hospital and then ,
?ore General, where he ;
! physicians said Pfc
was suffering from a
7. concussion of the
| Injured?Page 4)
lis $636 I
** ^36 in Haywood
onnual Heart Fund
Wed this year by the
?oycees, are cited in a
? report by the North
n Association, Chapel
K? v ? jg 1 ? \
'J8!1 w?s contributed
Fund in Haywood
Jed in other Western
. .,'^i thil year were:
? W.626; Jackson. $632;
P?*>n, *176; Ruther
p H. *8; Transyl
I Henderson. $20
Z *,th S20.000, was
"P fund raiser for the
ft??d mild today!
a chance of a i
^ by the SUte Test I
M? Min. Free.
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Plan Open House
Program May 17
A couty-wide open house pro
gram in, observance of Home Dem
onstration Club Week, will be con
ducted by Haywood County HDC
women from 1 until 5 p.m. Tues
day, May 17, according to Miss
Mary Cornwell, home demonstra
Six homes of club women
throughout the county will be
opened for visitation on the 17th.
Miss Cornwell said.
The committee in charge of ar
rangements for the event is made
up of Mrs. H. O. Champion of the
Waynesville Homemakers, chair
man; Mrs. Rankin Ferguson of the
Lakeside Club, Mrs. Clifton Ter
rell of Bethel, Mrs. Hasque War
ren of Clyde, and Mrs. Paul Hyatt,
of the McKimmon 'Club.
Farm, Home Agents
To Attend Conference
Haywood County's five farm a
gents and two agents will at
tend the annual meeting of West- 1
em District Extension personnel
Wednesday. Thursday, and Friday
The two county offices will re
Mrs. Dicus Returns
To Tax Office
Mrs. J. P. Dicus returned to her
work as deputy tax collector today
after a three-week absence because
of an injury
Mrs, Dicus suffered a broken left
arm, when she fell while painting
at her home, 203 Boundary St.,
Seventy-five persons have al
ready indicated their intention of
going on the annual out-of-state
'farm tour in July and approxi
mately 100 are expected to be in
the group by the time the tour
starts,- according to County Agent
Virgil L. Holloway.
County residents who plan to
make the tour, but who have not
yet notified the county agent's of
fice are urged to do so at on<je,
Mr. Holloway pointed out.
The county agent said that he
and Homer Sink, assistant agent,
will leave here next Tuesday to
make a tour of the route and ar
range for the group's accommoda
The 12-state trip, scheduled
July 18-28, will pass through the
states of North Carolina, Tenses
see, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana. Illi
nois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South
Dakota. Wyoming, Nebraska, and
Last year's tour, slated through
Georgia and Florida, was cancelled
because of lack of reservations.
Driver's License Office
Closes For Two Days
The driver's license examination
office in the basement of the court
house closed today to permit the
examiners to attend a meeting of
Troop E of the State Highway Pa
The office will also be closed
Tuesday in observance of Confed
erate Memorial Day.
4 Changes Made In Police
And Fire Departments Here
(See other picture. Pare 1, Sec. Z?
Four changes were made in the
police and fire departments as Sgt.
Paul Gough resigned to take a
position in the safety division at
Dayton Rubber Company.
Chief Orville Roland announced
that Arthur Paul Evans, a mem
ber of the police force since 1948.
had been named sergeant, succeed
At the same time. James Turn- I
er, truck driver for the fire de
partment. and former policeman .
here and in Canton, was named to
take the place of Evans on the
Montgomery Queen, affiliated
with the town in several capacities
in recent years, was named a night
truck driver for the fire depart
ment. succeeding Turner.
Gough took over his new duties I*
. (See Police?Page 4>
POI.ICK SOT. A. P. EVAMS
Civil Court j
The May civil term of Haywood
County Superior Court was con
vened here this morning by Judge
Dan K. Moore of Sylva with a
heavy docket of 200 cases to be
In contrast to criminal couit ses
sions which usually attract a full
house, only 18 spectators were on
hand In the courtroom this morn
ing in addition to attorneys and
The first day of the term was to
be devoted to a hearing on the j
motion docket to determine which I
cases shall be heard and which will
The calendar of 200 cases is the
heaviest facing a judge here in
the last five years, it was disclosed.
Jurymen were not scheduled to
report until Tuesday.
The jury panel includes:
Robert Haynes. Fines Creek: .
James W. Reed, Jr., Waynesville;
j Clyde W. Limbo, Clyde; F. H. J
Hannah, Beaverdam; Clyde H. Ray, ,
1 Jr.. Waynesville: Mrs. Mamie Hall '
I and B. M. Clark, Beaverdam:
, Porter G. Stiles, Fred M. Earley j
1 and Clyde West. Waynesville: E.
I E. Boone. Lake Junaluska; L. N.
Davis and George Patrick. Way
nesville; James F. Devlin. Beaver- 1
i dam; Howard Best, Crabtree. 1
Also, H. B. Ashe, East Fork; 1
Creed Messer, Jonathan 1 Crpek;
Thomas L. Campbell. Sr., Ivy Hill; 11
Joe Best, Crabtree; Cecil Spencer. .
Clyde; J. R. Thomas, Waynesville; I
. Herman C. Rhinehart, Clyde; J
(See Court?Page 4)
Apparently the fame of. the
Western North Carolina Highland
ers' "Vacation Map" has spread
across the Atlantic -Ocean?judg
ing by a letter received in the re
gional office in the Masonic Tem
ple recently from Barcelona,
i The letter was received here
April 21, but because of its being
written in Spanish, Mrs, Doyle D.
Alley. Highlander secretary, had
to look for a translator. Two days
; later, Bob Austin of the Austin
: Tobacco Co. in Greeneville. Tenn..
: was in Waynesville and translated
? the letter, written from Barcelona
March 17 by Emelio Porras San
tisteban. It reads:
"Having need of informing my
i selt on the State of North Caro
: lina for some geographic studies
I on which I am presently working.
> I have been informed that you
' edit a map titled "Vacation Map of j <
Western North Carolina," for
which reason I have the pleasure
of directing to you this letter ask
ing you if you would kindly send '
me a copy if that is possible. '
"I regret very much not being .
able to write you in your own lan- J
j guage, but my knowledge of Eng
: lish is very limited and docs not '
permit me to form a letter with 11
due correctness. ! 1
"I am sending you my deepest *
thanks for this favor, and remain -
at your orders." '
Motor Bicycle Fire ,
Results In Fire Alarm
Hazelwood firemen answered an t
< alarm at 6:30 p.m. Friday which 11
was turned in when a motor bicy- |1
cle caught fire near the Hazelwood i
prison camp garage. <
i The burning bicycle was over- <
, turned on the property of Paul I
1 Putnam, who turned in the alarm, i
The name of the owner of the j
j bicycle was not learned.
SPEAKERS at the annual Chamber of Commerce
banquet last Thursday night at the WTHS cafe
teria were (left to right) John Carver, chairman
of the Agricultural Development Council: H. P.
McCarroIl, chairman of the Industrial Develop
ment Council; Dick Bradley, president of the
Chamber; Frank Moore, president of the Mer
chants Association; C'arl llenry. president of the
Tourist Promotion Bureau, and David Felniet.
representing the Civic and Professional Divi
i orty-three Haywood county
nen have been assigned draft
classifications by Selective Service
Hoard 45. They'are:
Class 1-A i available for induc
tion i Joseph Francis Edwards;
James Furman Emory, Fred Pai
Class 1-C <enlisted> ? George
'''"k"oy Palmer, Carl Wilfred
1 hillips, Quinton Thomas Cable
im wiMkpatri0k' Johnny ?**n
Hill. William L. Rathbone Jack
Ralph Burnette. Charles Raymond
Roper, George Bond Hughes. Noble
Wiley Garrett. Jr.
Class 1-C 'reserve' ? Ernest
Robert Inman. Hugh Branner Hall
Jr.-.- James. Donald Fisher. Rov
Leon Smith, Jack Warlick. Manon
Stamey. Milburn Thomas McGaha.
J. I> Smith, David Crawford Fish
er. Don Charles Mintz, Ralph
Sw-anger. William Frederick Buff.
Johnnie Ray Messer. Joseph Bruce
Kirkpatrick. James Robert Conard.
Billy Albert Justice. William
Stuart Sentelle. Junior David Rath
bone. Bobby O'Neal Justice. James
Robert Cook. Merritt Parton. Jr.
Class 4-A (prior service or sole
survivor.?Howard Leonard Me
ItafFey, George Richard Fish.
Class 4-F (rejected' ? Robert
Class 5-A (over age'?Robert
Lowry Lee. Joe Henry Robcrson,
James Marion Holland. Yoder L.
Crayne. John William Craig, Paul
The next board meeting will be
held May 25 at 9:30 a m.
Dr. Eugene Gudger of Wavnes
"dlle. retired naturalist, is one of
?e subjects of "Scientists in the
Mews in the May 7 issue of "Sci
?nce, published by the American
Association for the Advancement
The article reads;
Eugene Gudger. inlernational
y known scientist and former as
sociate curator of fishes for the
American Museum of Natural His
ory. New York, has recently re
ired to his home town, Waynes
. ? N C \ after 34 years of serv
ce at the museum Dr Gudger'g
education included 3 years at Em
>ry and Henry College, and B.S.
ind M.S. degrees from the Univer
1 N'shyll,c He taught in
eville high school and college.
(See Dr. Cadger?pare 4,
69 More Receive Polio
Shots; Total Hits 1,699
Sixty-nine more county school 1
students received Salk polio in- , I
oculation Friday ? bringing the j ?
two-week total to 1.699.
Thirty-three first and second ,
graders were given the shots at ]
a "makeup" clinic in Waynesville ,
Friday afternoon, and 36 at Can- : (
ton Friday morning.
The second shot in the Salk J
vaccine series will be given later ; t
this month and the third within ;
seven months. The first two shots
are being given free of charge. '
utilizing vaccine contributed to the
state by the National Polio Foun- I
! dation. A charge will be made for I
: the third shot. Dr. H. A. Matthews, t
prestdont of the Haywood County , J
Medical Society, said previously
that the cost would be kept to a
The polio vaccine clinics were
irranged and conducted by the
ftaywood County Health Depart
nent. Shots were administered by
)hysician members of the Medical
society, assisted by volunteer
?egistered nurses. PTA members,
md other school representatives.
Schools represented at the
nakeup clinic here were:
Central Elementary." 8; Juna
uska. 5; Clyde. 4: Saunook, 3;
lock Hill. 3; Hastelwood, 2; Crab
ree-lion Duff. 2; Maggie, 1; St.
lohn's, l and Bethel, I.
Chamber Officials Urge
Action On New Program
The county's third mas X-ray
survey for the detection of tuber
culosis and other chest diseases
will start Friday at Hazelwoo<J
when one of the state's mobile
' labs will set up operation in the
The unit will be in Hazelwoor
Friday and Saturday and nexi
Tuesday and Wednesday.
It will then move to Clyde foi
' operations next Thursday. Fritla;
and Saturday. May 19-21.
Canton and Waynesville will b<
served bv this and another mobiU
lab the following week. One uni'
will be in Canton from May 2'
until June 11 'excepting Sunday
and Mondays*. The other unit wil
be in Waynesville from May 2t
until June 11.
The surveys were conducted ir
Haywood County in 1949 and agair
in 1954. Year before last mort
than 9,000 persons had X-rays
made. This year. 12.000 are ex
pccted to be on hand for the check
The X-rays are. made free to all
persons 15 years of age or older
Younger persons, however, car
have them made by obtaining
special permission from the Healtl
Department or their family phy
Operations of the mobile unit!
are financed by the State Board
of Health, but local tuberculosis
committees in Waynesville and
Canton are contributing $40(
apiece and Clyde $100 to pa>
clerical help, postage expenses, and
other miscellaneous items.
I The Waynesville Woman's Out
will serve here as volunteer host
I Wins Household Prize
Ben Owenby, manager of the
freezer locker plant at the Way
nesville Farmers Federation, at
tended the Not th Carolina frozen
food conevntion last week in High
Mr. Owenby, the only bacheloi
present at the (onvention. won the
grand prize. It was an electric
iser mner picture. rage i. r>ec. z>
The new program of the Waynes
ville - Hazelwoott - Cake Junaluska
Chamber of Commerce was out
lined before 300 people at the
WTHS cafeteria Thursday night by
Dick Bradley, president of the
Chamber, and representatives of
? the organization's five divisions.
At the annual Chamber banquet.
I Mr. Bradley explained the basic
, aifns of the Chamber of Commerce;
, John Carver, chairman, discussed
the program of the new Agricul
I lure Development Council in at
t tempting to raise farm income in
the county and bring about more
r diversification of crops; H. P. Mc
k Carroll told how the new Indus
trial Development Council is seek
i ing to assist present industries ir
, the area and to bring in new ones
I Carl Henry, chairman, of the
I Tourist Promotion Bureau, stress
, ed the need for better recreation
I facilities, better highways, and im
j proved accommodations to keep
pace with the Souths two-billion
( dollar tourist (industry; Prank
( Moore, president of the Merchants
, Association, how the merchants
. and the Chamber itself are work
ing together to keep more of the
consumer's money in the Waynes
ville area, and David Pelmet em
I phasized the elforts of the Civic
and Professional Divisional along
, with other units of the Chamber
, to promote a better environment,
J community development and civic
Ned Tucker, ioil-time execu
! tive vice president, urged the ex
I pansion of the area's economy to
i keep Haywood County's sons and
I (See C of C?Page 41
Judging tearfis fropi four coun
ty Future Farmers of America
chapters will participate ip the an
nual District FFA rally at Asheville
Friday and Saturday, it has beep
Waynesville. first-place winner
? in beef cattle judging in the re
i cent Balsam Federation contest at
i Clemson College, will enter the
[same event at the district meeting.
' along with another team from
? Fines Creek.
Bethel, winner in the federation
dairy caltlc judging event, will
Miller Takes First Place
In Electronic Projects
i/unaiu ihiih* Tvoil HI'RL piflCt?
in the electronic division of the
North Carolina Industrial Arts
Association held in Charlotte Sat
urday. with his moving light pro
There were about BOO entries
entered in the Project Fair.
Yates F. Burgess, instructor of
Ihe electronics class in WTHS was
presented with an achievement
?ward for his leadership.
Miller was given a gold medal,
ind his project will be entered In
he National Industrial Arts Asso
ciation "Project Fair. Dearborn.
Mich., in the near future.
Certificates of recognition was
?warded to Jimmy Rowland for an
tscilloscope which he assembled,
ind also David Swanger for a radio
The entries from Waynesville
? See Milter?Pa^e D
.. it w ? U *?-' ." 1.i
Are Named J
School committeemen for Hay
wood's seven school districts have I?
Just been announced by the Hay
wood Board of Education. The
appointments are for a two-year
ter m. according to Lawrence
Loatherwood. county superintend- '
' ent of education, and secretary of
the county board. ? r
Waynesville ? Guy M a s s i e.
chairman. James Nolnnd, Paul
Bryson, Hubert Ferguson and Jack 1
Clyde ? Grover Haynes, chair- 'J
anm. James Winfrey, Roland
Leatherwood. Carlton Corzlne and
Joe Sam Hardin.
Crabtree-Iron Duff ?- Marshall
Kirkpatrick. chairman, Casius Rog
ers. John Kirkpatrick, Sam Craw
ford and Kimse.v Palmer.
Fines Creek ? Frank Rathbone,
chairman. Joe Davis. Ernest Rog
ers. Mark Ferguson and Cecil
I Bethel ? Ray Mease. David
Vance, James Reeves, Dois Rogers
* and David Edwards.
Mt. Sterling ? J. M. Caldwell,
chairman. Hardy Phillips and Ed
Cataloochee ? Mark Hannah. ?
Two pre-school clinics will be
held this week, according to Mrs.
Rubye Bryson. public health nurse.
One clinic will be held Thurs
day at Hazel wood School, in ses
sions beginning at 9 a m. and 1 p.m.
The other will be at Lake Juna
luska School at 9 a.m. Friday
The latter clinic was originally '
scheduled for April 19. but was
postponed because of, the death of
Dr. S. W. Jabaut. Haywood County
Home Agents Attend
1 Planning Conference
Miss Mary Corn well, county
. home demonstration agent, and
i Miss .lean Childers, assistant agent. t. 4jj
attended a Western District pro
i gram planning conference of homo
demonstration agents Friday and
Saturday at the Princess Anne
Hotel in Asheville.
In charge of the meeting was
Miss Jewel Fessenden of the Unit
ed States Department of Agricul
ture education division, and Miss
Mary Harris, district home demon
Commerce Board Will
Meet On Tuesday Night
The directors of the ChamWr of
Commerce will meet Tuesday night
for their regular monthly meeting
Various reports will be heard, ac
cording to Richard Bradley, presi
bers To Enter
. compete at Asheville along with
Crabtrec-Iron Duff's team.
Jack Farmer and Douglas
Christopher have been chosen as
WTHS' two regular delegates,
uhile Jack Felmet and ^'erlin Ed
wards have been named alternates.
Charles Isley. director of music
at Waynesvllle High, will direct
an FKA band in concerts Friday
evening and at noon Saturday. I it
Ihis band will be Milton Massie. *
Bruce Hipps and James Howell,
all FFA members at WTHS. and
several more members of the
WTHS concert band.
Ninety-nine schools are ?expected
} to be represented at the district
Killed .... 1 11
Loss .. $19,204 JhMI
(This Information com
piled from records ol , '? |$j ,1
State Highway Patrol.)