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WAYNttVILLK, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON. MAY 16. Jm s . -.. ? . . D ~ ??
? AUvanc? In Haywood and Jackson Counti??
?y0un of Canton has filed
? of appeal to the State I
?c Court from a Haywood I
? jury decision cwarding a j
0f S2.")00 to FJoyd j
? former Canton mayor 'aii4 .
I county commissioner, in
?[Hoping damages from the j
? of a town street.
?foody charged that the
of Penland Street by the
Bsulted in damage to the |
Krd of his residence.
E) in civil court awarded
Bment to Mr. Woody Fri
Bolice of appeal was filed
Eg? Dan K. Moore by T. A.
Ed Walter Clark, attorneys
?Town of Canton, who con- |
Itiie verdict was "against
Elcr weight of evidence''
Bed the judgment "exces
? judgments awarded were: '
Borge K. Worley $547 dam
Bm John A Scott and his
Bcie Scott, for damages in
^?voicing the cutting off of
Bin s water supply.
Ees Alley. $290, for legal
? to Bryan Stewart, Mrs.
Bteuart, and Marvin Stew- I
B parole case. |
Blliam J. Hough, $100 pay
?defendants A. L. Beck and i ?
Boree was granted in the
? Zeb L. Witherspoon vs.
? Siler, clerk of Superior
Btiid it appears that the (
? civil term will continue
? Friday. J
rsons visited the
iy unit at Hazel- (?
Saturday as the
rill move to the
esday to accom
and the general
lurney to Clyde
luraday, Friday. I
ne unit will be '
ne 11 (excepting
ay). On Thurs- i
it will come to J
'ill remain here
ent officials ex- I
it rains Friday
ted the attend
ywood Post 47 j 1
egion will meet | (.
n. on the former !
lear away brush t
ew property to D
area this sum- c
lans to erect a
the property in <
nd bon fire will i 1
?m. at the site,
axiliary serving. 1
ontest for high i
t Crabtree-Iron 1
during a PTA
?m. Tuesday at 1
ng to Principal i
for elementary '
Id Friday night
Iree-Iron Duff's '
?nd mild with *
iville tempera- r
by the State ?
*ax. Min. Pr.
77 51 .45 r
?2 57 .58 f
74 51 .17 e
08 54 .25 1
OFFICERS of the C'anton-Bethel-Cl.vde Cham
ber of Commerce discussed a few last minute
plans before the annual banquet Saturday night
at Camp Hope. Shown here, left to right: Ralph
Bailey, secretary: Pat Greeley, vice president
Guy V. Roberts, president. Standing, Hymie Win
ner. director, and George Buff, treasurer.
(Photo by Frances' Photo Service).
Court Jurisdiction Bill
Remains In Senate Hands
The second shot in the series
of Salk polio vaccine inoculations
will be given in Haywood County
as soon as the vaccine is sent
by the State Board of Health, it
was announced this morning by
Mrs: Itu bye Bryson. public health
The vaccine will be sent from
Raleigh to AsheviUe, distribu
tion center for Western North
Carolina, where it will be picked
up by county health department
All children who had the first
shots will be eligible for the sec
ond. Mrs. Bryson said.
Waynesville aldermen re-named
he heads of all departments in 1
heir first formal meeting since the
day 3rd ejection, when all three
ildermcn and mayor were re-elect
G. C. Ferguson will continue as
own manager; Orville Noland was
etained as chief of police, and
^elix Stovall continues on as chief
if the fire department.
Walter Mehaffey is in charge of
he light and power department;
drs. Sue Hinkley continues as .
lerk. and Bradford Mehaffey is in
harge of the filtering plant.
Vow Termed 'Good'
Mrs. Glenn Green of Mauney
Jove, who shot herself accidental
y with a .22 rifle at her home last
Vednesday morning, has shown
mprovement and is now in a good
?ondition, according to her physic
an, Dr. Robert H. Owen, of Can
She is expected to remain at .
day wood County Hospital for 10
nore days, the doctor added.
i ne Dili giving tne four town
police courts in the county juris
diction over all traffic cases in the
county, is still in the Senate com
mittee on courts and judicial dis
tricts. The bill went to the Senate
a week ago today.
The bill was introduced on May
4th by Rep. Jerry Rogers, and if
ratified, would give the town courts
jurisdiction over the traffic cases
until a lower court was establish
ed in the county, according to pro
visions in the proposed law..
Another bill introduced by Rep.
Rogers authorizing an election be
called for a vote on the levying
of a tax for construction and main
tenance of a Home Arts and Live
stock projects has also, become a
A bill relating to Clyde poliee
court fees has passed the House
and is now in the Senate commit
tee on Counties. Cities and Towns.
The bill introduced May 3rd by
(See 'Legislature?Page 4)
Willard Francls has been install
ed as the new commander of Hay
wood Post 47 of the American
Legion. He succeeds James Har
din Howell, Jr.
Others installed at ceremonies
at the Legion Hall were:
Lynwood McElroy, adjutant;
Lonnie Bishop, vice commander;
Robert H. Hall, chaplain, and J. B.
Siler, finance officer.
Set Up By Town
New rates for water and sewer
connections are being announced
today by the Town of Waynesville.
A flat charge for a 3/4 inch tap
will be $25 where the ditch is
through dirt, and $40 if ^under
The 1-inch taps are $30 through
dirt and $45 where pavement is
involved. All sewer connections
when made at the same time as
the water tap is $10.
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Canton C. of
About 250 attended the annua
Canton-Bethel-Clyde Chamber o
Commerce banquet and dance a
Camp Hope Saturday night, whei
new officers were installed.
John Parris, director of publ:
relations of the Cherokee Histor
leal Association, was the speakei
He based his talk on historical re
search involving the Cherokeet
and concluded with the many ad
vantages gained from the inaugui
at ion of the drama "Unt
I These Hills'' and what it ha
meant to the Cherokee* and a!
Western N'otth Carolina.
Guy V. Roberts, the new presi
dent, in his inaugural address
pointed to the need of Canton ex
ponding, "by looking to adjoinin;
communities such as Clyde arii
Bethel for possible industrial sites
We must 'go west', because then
are ample sites at Clyde an(
Bethel for industries,1' Robert
"We must be ready to go whei
(See Canton C of C?Page 4)
For C. of C. To
The annual membership cam
paign of the Chamber of Commerci
starts Tuesday morning, accordini
to Charlie Woodard. chairman o
| the finance committee.
' The campaign will be handlei
largely by mail. Woodard said.
Ned Tucker, executive vice pres
ident. said the first of the member
ship letters will be mailed Tues
The budget for the organizatioi
this year is $16,000.
Fines Creek School
In Session Saturday
Fines Creek School students at
tended classes Saturday to make ui
, time lost from snow and im
I passable roads during the winter
according to Principal Perry Plejn
The school was also open om
Saturday in February, Mr. Plem
Of Lions Club
Ernest Edwards was elected pres
ident of the Waynesville Lions
Club here Thursday night. He will
succeed Joe Cline, July 1st. wher
i the new officers assume theii
duties for the year.
Others elected included:
Dr. James E. Fender, first vice
president: M. T. Bridges, aecbnd
vice president: Ben Phillips, third
vice president; Charles Reed, sec
retary; Chick Fowler. Assistant sec
retary: James Hardin Howell,
treasurer: J. C. Jennings. Lion
Tamer; Bill Swift and Charles
Balentine. Tail Twisters; Frank
Kirkpatrick, W. L. Turner, direc
tors for two years, and Herbert
Angel and Roy Parkman. directors
for one year.
During the program period,
popular tunes of the yesteryears
were flayed on an old-fashioned
Highlanders Received 1,109
Tourist Inquiries In April
" ' ' ' vfinonrod Kv* lu?r arp
A total of 1.1 OS tourisi inquiries
nere received by the regional of
ice of the Western North Carolina
lighlanders. Inc., ddring April, ac
ording to Mrs. Doyle D. Alley,
The Empire State of New York
gain leads the field with 163 let
ers and cards. Pennsylvania is
econd with 105 and North Caro
ina is third with 80.
Other leaders are Ohio. 76: llli
lois, 76; New Jersey. 75; Michigan.
>2; Maryland. 50- Florida. 45. and
Twenty-four inquiries also were
eceived from Canada and one
rom Formosa. Venezuela. and Pu
Mrs, Alley explained (hat all in
4U11IC9 w? ?v. wu.w? ?.
first sent regional literature such
as the WNC "Vacation Map" and
(he Cherokee Drama folder. Then
lists of names and addresses aTe
sent to the 10 county Highlanders
organizations, who send out their
own local literature.
A number of groups have in
quired about vacations in the
mountains ? including Marines
from Camp Lejeune and Cherry
Point and Army men from Ft.
Bragg, Mrs. Alley said.
Several midshipmen from the
U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis
also have written concerning
honeymoon trips in Western North
Carolina after graduation from the
academy in June, she added.
. - '?*?-? - ?? ' i .
Seven Persons Hurt In Record Number
Of 10 Wrecks In Haywood County
rv i ? 1 * T* I
Put At $6,375
Ten highway accidents in
jured seven Haywood peo
ple. and did $6,875 estimat
ed damages over the week
end, for a record of acci- "
dents in such a short per
iod. Highway Patrol rec
The in wrecks were scat- $
tered from Dellwood to
Turnpike and down to Fines I
Creek, with two just out- )
side of Canton on Highway -
! no. |
One 1955 Furd station wagon
was demolished at Clyde as it rac- I
ed towards the hospital with an t
injured young man involved in a ?
wreck a short time before. Four
others were hurt as the station
Only one of the accidents In
volved two vehicles ? that was
a slight collision today shortly be
fore noon. All accidents were list
ed by patrolmen as single vehicle
accidents, with speeding on wet _
pavements accounting for most of .
Only one of the seven injured I
remains in a hospital ?? that is ?
1 James E. Chambers, 49. of Clyde,
I who was seriously hurt when his j|
II car wrecked about 6 a.m. Sunday I
morning near the Hay wood-Bun- ! ?
c combe county line.
About 12:30 Sunday morning. 1
Patrolman V. . E, Bryson said, a J
'? 1953 Ford, driven by Clyde Ray ,
l~ Duckett, of Route 2, Canton, Jeft J
Highway 110 about a half mile ^
" from the Canton city limits.
It was raining hard at the time.
" Patrolman Bryson said, and Duck
(See Wrecks?Page 4>
J To Visit HDC
* Homes Tuesday
s The public is invited to visit any
of seven homes to be open from 1
i p.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday as a part
of Haywood County's observance of
National Home Demonstration Club
Week, according to Miss Mary
? Cornwell, home agent.
Participating in the open house
program. Miss Cornwell said, are
the homes of:
Mrs. Harold Hanson (McKimmon
CJubt at Canton: Mrs. John Mor- w
(See Public Invited?Page 4) I
* ? ? ? ?.? t
t Easter Seals Net | (
i $1,287 For Work
. With Cripples jj
A total of $1,287 was raised here
this spring through the sale of bt
l Easter Seals for the program for c?
crippled children. Dr. Thomas wi
Stringficld. chairman, announced e<i
at Rotary Friday.
Dr. StringAeld was chairman of
the group making the campaign, S<
with the Rotary Club serving as ?in
- sponsor, as It has for many years.
J The chairman announced that ds
- 55 per cent of the money remain- at
. ed here for use on crippled chil
- dren, while $526, representing 45 ?
percent, less $117 expenses, went ?
?, to the state group for carrying on j
- j the program in areas not served T
by a local chapter. X
T1IIS 1952 OLDSMOBILF.. driven by Fred A.
Staton ol Route 4. Marion, was damaged ex
tensively this morning when it skidded ofT IIitli
way IM anr the intersection of the' Jonathan
Creek road. The driver escaped serious injury.
County - Wide Inspection Oi Cars
Is Scheduled To Start Tomorrow
Thoen rfavs it's VefV Sfltlom VOU
Patrolmen Issue Warning
\s To Slippery Pavements
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fc^WTOR'S NOTE?One accident has already oc
curred on this stretch of road. Fred Adam Staton,
Route 4, Marion, demolished his 1952 Oldsmohiie at Dell
wood this morning. Damage was estimated at $1,000).
Work has started on re-surfacing Highway 19 from
Soeo Gap to Canton, with the link from Dellwood to
Soco Gap completed.
Highway patrolmen this morning said that the seal
er which is used for the primer coat on the present pave
ment is exceedingly slick when wet.
There are signs every little ways along the route
calling attention to the danger, officers said, but some
motorists fail to heed the warnings.
Patrolmen warned that extreme care be taken in
traveling on wet pavements. rtml that where resurfacing
is under way, the dangers of skidding are much greater.
iigh School Baccalaureate,
Graduation Dates Listed
Baccalaureate and coinmence
ent dates have been announced M
r all seven o( Haywood County's
Rh schools. M
All baccalaureate pruRrams will
? next Sunday, May 22, ex- Ti
pt at Canton High School, ri
here the sermon will bo deliver
I on May 29. ni
Commencement dates are: u!
Waynesvllle Township H i R h
:hool. Thursday, May 26, Rraduat- M
g class of 146.
Canton High School, Wodnes- sc
?y, June 1, class of 116 gradu- m
Bethel High School. Wednesday,
ay 25. class of 57 graduates.
Clyde High School. Wednesday,
ay 25. class of 33 graduates.
Crahtree-lron Duff High School,
uesday. May 24, class of 26
Fines Creek High School. Wod
?sday. May 25, class of 17 grad
Reynolds High School, Friday,
ay 27. class of 12 graduates.
Programs for county high
hool baccalaureate and com
encement activities will be an
>unced later. >
iaywood Invested $52,700
n U.S. Bonds During April
Hnvu/ftfiil r'ilivnn# tnvi?et?/l _
Rep. George Shuford announced
Washington this morning that
>d Rogers, senior at Waynesville
?wnship High School, has been
pointed to receive a scholarship
the new Air Force Academy at
dorado Spring*. Colo. ? the
?'est Point of the Air."
Rep. Shuford said that the Way
sville youth is the first west of
?eensboro to be accorded such an
pointment. The first class will
port to the Air Force Academy
Rogers, valedictorian of the
55 class at WTHS, had previous
received an appointment to the
ival ROTC unit at the University
North Carolina and a More
ad scholarship, at UNC.
He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs
nud Rogers of Waynesville.
700 in U. S. Savings Bonds dur
ing April, according to J. K. Mas- .
sic. county chairman this morn- <
This makes the total for 1055 at
$183,001 against a quota of. $587
100, or 32 per rent raised. Total
sales In the state for April were
U. S. Savings Bonds Program lor
llavwood County, shows that Sav
ings Bonds continue to grow in
l>opularit> which is reflected in
sales increases. Massie said.
The' U. S. Treasury Savings 1
Bonds Division is celebrating the
14th anniversary of the Series K .
Savinsg Bond On May 1. 1941,
'the Savings Bond Program was ex
panded with the inaguration of the
Payroll Savings Plan on a nation
For the sixth consecutive month,
sales in North Carolina have rang
ed from 17% -to 21% greater than j
in the corresponding months of the I
net anything free. ?
But cars all over Haywood
County will be inspected this week
in Waynesville. llazelwood, and
Canton without charge to the own
Not only will this voluntary safe
ty cheek program not lake a bite
out of your pocket book, hut, it
will a so give you tire peace of
mind of knowing thai your car is
either* physically fit?or else just
what's wrong wilh it.
faulty brakes, steering, lights,
and weak tires could cost you a
lot of money in a wreck -possibly
even your life. So you'd better
hring the family carriage in tor a
Here in Waynesville. a double
lane checking station will be oper
ated on the lower portion of
Boundary St. a block cast of the
armory, from 8 a.m. until <i p.m.
on Tuesday. Wednesday. Friday,
and Saturday. On Thursday, the
lane will be set up on Beech St.
County residents in the Canton
area can have their vehicles check
ed on Prnland St. from Tuesday
At the check lanes will be a po
lice or Highway Patrol officer, an
experienced mechanic, and a volun
When the inspection ? which
takes only about five minutes?is
completed, car owners will receive
a report on the condition of their
vehiHe'and will be urged to have
any defeets corrected.
1 Although it is actually a viola
tion of state law not to have cer
tain parts of an automobile in good
working order, no citations will be
issued in connect ion wilh the vol
Haywood County fs one of the
10 areas in North Carolina select
ed to conduct the safety check.
Dr. and Mrs. James K. String
, field left this morning for More
head City w here they will spend
a week as the guests of Dr. and
Mrs. Toddy Parker. Dr. String
field and Dr Parker were class
mates at Jefferson Medical School.
Dr. Strihgfield expects to be in
his office Tuesday morning. May
I " I
Killed 1 |
(This information com
piled from records ol
State Highway Patrol.)
ERNEST EDWARDS Ni
cylinder phonograph by Jack Kel
ley. Joe Cllne wis in charge of the
meeting. > ' c"