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Pre.. WAVNESV1LLE, N. C.. THURSDAY AFTEBNOON, JUNE 16. 1.55 : nmi. .j.rr - ?? ? - ?
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>unty, Town Will Maintain Same Tax Rates
ited Fund Plan
: This Vicinity
This community might have a
United Fund plan in operation
this fail, to take care of the major
number of cliarity. and other pro
jects for which the public is solicit
ed for funds.
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce studied the
plan of Canton last year and were
favorably impressed with the re
sults as well as the ease with which
the project was carried out to suc
Several civic clubs have had
programs on the plan since that
time and have also been favorably
impressed with the idea of mak
ing one campaign do the work of
all soliciting for funds.
Yesterday the board of directors
of the Chamber of Commerce sent
Ned Tucker, executive vice presi
dent to Hickory to attend a region
al meeting of the United Fund.
The view was to get final details
for setting up an organization here
in this community.
Mr. Tucker is expected to give a
report and recommendations at an
While the decision is yet to be
made, the prospects for having a
United Fund campaign in this
community this fall is much
Line Being Built
By Town Forces
Town crews are laying a 2,500
foot sewer and water line up
j Smathers Street to connect w ith
| the area taken into town near
I Plott Creek.
An 8-inch sewer line is being
! installed, and a 6-inch cast iron
( water line is being laid.
About two weeks will be re
quired to complete this project.
Liberty Baptist Church
To Be Dedicated Sunday
The new Liberty Baptist Church
in the Cove Creek area will be
dedicated Sunday morning, it has
been announced by the Rev. Dock
Lunch wil be served on the
grounds at noon following the wor
County singers and the public
are invited to attend.
a Of N.C.
rful ceremony in Radio
Charlotte last Wednes
Mrs. Hilda Haliburton
ran installed as Worthy
ron of the Grand Chap
k Carolina, Order of the
liburton is a member of
Chapter No. 81 in Can
?^lerted In many of
tehure issued by the
Convention Bureau, to
Chapter in session in
the body voted to hold
sion in the city of Asher
Haliburton will pre
I Grand Officers in
s. Ruth A. Jones. Most
ind Matron, head of the
al Organization, of
Connecticut; Mrs. Jos
Brownin?, Chairman of
Worthy Grand Trustees,
Kentucky; Mrs. Edna
fortiiy Grand Esther of
al Grand Chapter, of
>: Mrs. Nell H. Porter
Mae H. Wlllman, both
Matrons of North Caro
iburton is a member of
? High School faculty,
s summer months she
>ver much of her itine
kanan Tells Properly
ters Prices Too High
*ct from Main to the
1 has been resurfaced
*>P plan between the
town. The street is part
Ihway system of the
?rguson said the need
ting became apparent
> cracks began to break
"anient which let water
*h and damage the
"nder the pavement,
the only paving sched
* Present, Mr. Ferguson
N mild today. Friday
^t*d by the State Test
Max. Min. Pr.
K 69 63
k 67 53
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Owners of properly on the
right-of-way for the Canton via
duct were asked Tuesday by Com
missioner Buchanan to reduce
their demands to "a reasonable
Buchanan said frankly that some
property owners here were entire
ly too high in their demands on
the state for certain properties
along the proposed right-of-way.
"You'll have to come down to
earth or the viaduct which you
so badly need will never material
ize," he said.
"Through a special act of the
Legislature," Buchanan said,1 "Can
ton has the distinction of being
relieved of any right-of-way cost
in connection with the proposed
viaduct . . . and now it seems
that some of the property owners
are trying to hold up the state by
asking extortionate prices for
"The appraised value of the
right - of - way property through
Canton . . . which is considered
too high ... is acceptable to the
highway commission," Buchanan
i said, "but in some instances we
are being asked three times the
appraised value by property own
Buchanan pointed out that the
appraised value now stood at
slightly above $500,000 . . . and
even that seemed a little high to
him. - I
Using an overall figure. Buch
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HEADS OF HAYWOOD'S five governmental units?the county
and four towns?had a brief chat together at Haywood County Day
at Lake Junaluska Sunday. The five had mutual problems. Per
haps the greatest was working out the current tax rate. Shown
here it ft to riaht: Mavor Lawrence Davis, Uazelwood; Chairman
Faraday Green, county commissioners; Mavor Bruce Nanney, Can
ton: Mayor J. II. Way, Waynesville, and Mayor Gerald Fish, Clyde.
The 15th annual Masonic assem
bly of the Grand Council of Royal
and Select Masters in North Caro
lina *??ill be held in Waynesville
July 10-12. it has been announced.
Headquarters for the assembly
will be in the Waynesville High
School gymnasium where visitors
will report for registration and as
signment |o hotels, tourist courts,
or guest homes.
The meeting *111 be opened at
8 p.m. Sunday, July 10. at the First
Methodist Chufch of Waynesville.
with Masonic services to be con
ducted by Reverend and Com
panion A. DeLeon Gray. R: I:
Grand Chaplain, assisted by the
Reverend and Companion Earl H.
Brendall, pastor of the church.
Most Worshipful Charles H.
Pugh Grand Master of Masons in
North Carolina, and Most Worship
ful Henry F. Collins, Past Grand
Master of Masons in South Caro
lina, will be the principal speak
At 9 a.m. Monday, July 11, the
Grand Council of R. & S. M. in
North Carolina, will be open for
introductions and reception of
At 9 a.m. Tuesday,-July 12, the
Grand Council will reconvene with
remarks by distinguished visitors
and announcements, closing the
At 2 p.m. Monday, a motorcade
will go to the Masonic marker at
Black Camp Gap on the Blue Ridge
Parkway, containing stones sent in
by Freemasons from all the 48
states. North and South America,
[ Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia,
'and several islands of the sea.
Construction of a concrete
bridge across Aliens Creek on
Hendrlx Street, is under way.
The town let the contract for
replacing the wooden bridge with
a concrete bridge to John C. Nor
ris for $28,000. The wooden bridge
was a continued source of trouble,
town officials pointed out.
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New System Provides \
Means Of Collecting
On Traffic Citations j,
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July Term Court
Reduced Now To
Only One Week
The scheduled two-week term
of criminal court set for July
: has been changed to one week.
according to a letter from the
; chief justice of the state su- ,
preme court to Judge Dan K.
Moore, presiding judge for the
The jurors picked to serve for
the second week will not be
notified, according to Sheriff
The court wil convene July 11,
with Judge Moore presiding.
As of this morning there were <
241 criminal cases on the docket
and 140 active civil cases, ac
cording to the records of J. B.
Siler, clerk of court.
Open This Week
Both of Waynesville's auction |
; houses will open for the summer
1 this week, it has been announced
| The Waynesville Art Gallery j
153 Main St.. operated by James J
i Mann, will open at 8 p.m. tonight j
and will then be open daily for
auction sales at 10:30 a.m. and
The Edwards Art Gallery, 303
Main St., opedated by A. Edward
Harnick. will open at 7 p.m. Fri
; day and for daily sales thereafter
at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Free gifts will be awarded by
both galleries at their opening day
Jack Prevost, son of Mr. and
? Mrs. Aaron Prevost, left last week
; for Camp Sequoyah where he will
1 spend several weeks.
uo you nave any unpaid over
time parking tickets?
Brother, if you do, it will be 1
cheaper to get down to the City
Hall and exchange a dollar bltl. for 1
the ticket, because "something te
on the way" ? an expensive war
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A special check-off system is be
ing completed at the city hall, '
where every car owner is indexed,
which makes it a simple matter to 1
take the parking citation and find
the owner of the vehicle.
The license tag numbers are fil- ] '
ed in numerical order, and every
citation carries a license number. ,
By putting the two together, of- J
ficials can tell in a moment the ;
owner of the car.
The system has been tedious to '
set up, but according to G. C. Fer- ^
guson, town manager, the plan is ?
destined to keep the citations paid
Those who fail to come in and
pay will be sent one care telling of ?
the unpaid parking citation. Fail- ;
ure to pay after that notice, means >
that a warrant will be issued cit- !
ing the motorists to mayor's court. ?
And there the court cost, which 1
is a minimum of $10. plus any fine '?
will be made.
"It is a system that we have ]
been wanting to install for some I i
time in order to keep right behind <
these overtime citations, and now j 1
we aro in a position to track down
the owners of the cars in a jiffy," j
Ferguson pointed out as he ex- j J
plained the mechanics of the
The list of 242 Haywood men (
just reclassified by the Haywood (
Draft Board will be found on Page
.One, Section Two. I
A total of $4,961.21 has been
iKtid to Haywood county farmers
his spring for wool, it has been
:lisclosed. Twenty-four county res
dent* received $1,462.21 at a
Western North Carolina wool pool
at Asheville Monday and Tuesday,
aiukapothcr $3,500 was received by
25 farmers through marketing by
a farm cotyCative. ' t
Total poundage lor the county
*as 10,570 pounds of wool.
Hayw-ood sellers at the wool pool,
Lheir poundage and receipts were:
Edwin Flncher, 262 pounds,
$122.26; Herschel Rogers, 105
pounds, $45.96; W. J. Campbell.
121 pounds, $57.32; N. A. Ferguson.
136 pounds. $66.90; J. N. Powell,
228, $158.78; G. B Hipps, 197.
$96.39; O. L. Yates, Jr., 24; $10.77;
r. O. Chafin, 89, $44.02; R. M
Lhafin, 50, $24.42: Miles Chafin.
11. $5.62; Millard Burnette, 39.
$16.96; J. H. Burnette, 22. $8.91.
M B. Rogers. 105. $50 48; H. H
Medford. 227, $108.12; B. D. Best.
132, $62.20; C. W Cole. 96. $49 06;
J. B. James. 173, $84 56; Hugh
Smith, 60, $28.81; Cora Mae Smith.
12, $1587; B. F. Rogers. 218.
$104.12; John Piatt, 151. $75 43: R
f. Fowler, 61, $30 34; Bill Plott.
283. $173.40; Dr. J. C. Davis, 48.
The remainder of the wool, 7,500
liounds, was marketed for approxi
mately $3,500 through the Farm
ers Exchange, according to C. D.
Fines Creek CDP
To Meet Friday
A meeting of the Fines Creek
Community Development pro
tram will be held in the Fines
^reek School, Friday, June 17.
A musical program has been
C. ofC. Membership Is
The membership compaign of
the Chamber of Comerce is going
satisfactorily. Richard Bradley,
president, told the board of direct
ors on Tuesday night.
The letters for the annual mem
bership drive are bringing in fine
responses, Bradley said.
The organization set up a bud
get of $16,000 for the year. Brad
ley said, and thus far all member
ships have come in by mall or
through the office. There have not 1
been any personal solicitations.
James W. Fowler, superintend- !
ent of Lake Junaluska Assembly. [
told the directors that the Hay- j
wood County Day program was
well received, and he had had
many favorable comments on the
arangements made by various civic
groups from all sections of the
He also announced that the
annuel fireworks display would
be held again this year from the
top of the hill at the cross at
The directors heard a report
from the Haywood Horse Show
that plans were being completed
for the third annual event on Aug
ust 12-13, and that the program
was shaping up well for the two
day event, which attracted thous
ands last August
The board also voted to confer
with the board of aldermen regard
ing the police handling Chamber
of Commerce nickels for use in
parking meters for out-of-towns
cars found against an over-time
parking meter. The plan has been
carried out for several years, and
the director will request the con
tinuation. of the program as a good
...tii hi.iMrr for the organization.
County Rate Again $1.75,
As Town Remains At $1.40
Fbr the 12th consecutive year,
it appeared today that the Town
tax rate would remain at $1.40.
This prediction was made by
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,*
as he almost completed work
ing out the budget for the com
ing yew. The tax rate was cut in
1043 to $1.40 and has remained
at that figure since that date.
"This rate has been maintain
ed in spite of the continued rise
in costs to the Town, plus in
creased services," Ferguson ex
"We have installed numerous
water and sewer lines, sidewalks,
did some paving, plus moderniz
ed our electrical system, without
having to raise the tax rate," he
Last year's valuation was
$3,800,000, with a total budget of
$448,000. Of this sum. $137,000
| came from the sale of power and
A Francis Cove woman and a
Hazel wood woman were hospital
1 ized as the result of two traffic
accidens investigated this week by
the State Highway Patrol.
Mrs. Cleta S Franklin, wife of
l Paul Franklin of Francis Cove, suf
fered a fractured collarbone, shock,
and lacerations of the nose and
knee Tuesday morning when her
1953 Mercury left U. S. 19A-23 in
I the "Little Hock" section and
plunged off an eight-fool bank into
' a field> t ? ? *- ?
f Mrs. Franklin told Patrolman
? Harold Dayton of the State High
* way Patrol that she went to sleep
at the wheel of her car while ap
| proaching Waynesville from Lake
Junaluska at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday.
Patrolman Dayton said that the
Mercury ran off a bank, "flew
over" a 50-foot culvert without
| touching it and then came to rest
; in a field.
Following the accident, Mrs.
Franklin was taken to Haywood
County Hospital. She was discharg
ed from there today.
Mrs. Franklifi has been charged
by the patrol with driving on the
wrong side of the road.
Damage to her car has been es
timated af $400.
Mrs. William McKinley Green
:of Hazelwood suffered a deep cut
(See 2 Women?Page 8i
The Haywood county tax rate
for 1955 will remain at $1.75, the
board of commissioners announced
| this morning.
Economy measures, such as clos
i ing the county home, and an in
crease of about $926,000 in as
sessed valuation, made it possible
for the commissioners to maintain
the same rate for next year, it was
I explained by Chairman Faraday
Creen. The budget was based on a
valuation of $39,121,000 as com
pared with last year's valuation of
Budget requests from the var
ious departments of the county
totaled an increase of about $56.
000. The commissioners pointed
out that many of the requests
were granted, in part.
Th? largest increases in this
year's budget, which is about $17,
000 more than last year, is re
flected in the school fund, and the
public assistance funds.
The total budget requirement
i for the year is $1,687,460, which
calls for a tax levy, of $684,617,
leaving a balance of $1,071,000 t*.
come from other sources, such as
appropriations from state and fed
The largest single, item in the
budget is for public assistance,
i which includes old age benefits,
aid to dependent children and aid
to totally disabled. This fund to
tals $532,017. The welfare ad- '
ministration totals $40,742.
The school fund calls for $229.
775 for the county schools, and
I $69,729 for the Beaverdam schools,
j while a total of $129,347 is desig- *
; nated for debt service for the two
j school systems.
The complete budget, as prepai
(See Tax Rate?Fafe 8) M
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City Hall Are
Extensive renovations have been
| made about the City Hail.
The building has been painted
inside and out. The exterior has
1 been painted white, while all the
walls and floors inside, ptus the
sleeping quarters of firemen have
been painted. The police depart
ment and water-light office have
also received fresh coats of paint.
The parking lot next to the po
lice station has be^n paved.
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said that the renovation program
is completed, and the buildings are
now in the best condition in many
Canton Central Methodist
To Break Ground Sunday
For New $150,000 Building
Central Methodist Church of
i Canton wilt hold impressive
| Kround breaking services for the
| new $150,000 educational building
Sunday, at 11 a.m. Construction of
the new building is expected to
1 begin shortly^
The Rev. Cecil G. Hefner, pas
tor. will be in charge of the ser
vice. Assisting the pastor will be
Rev. Jerry Alexander, the mem
bers of the building committee and
trustees of the church. The church
choir will bring special music, and
the entire congregation will join
in the litany of ground breaking.
The first part of the services will
be held in the sanctuary and the
| ground breaking will take place on
the lot where the new educational
building is- to be erected.
The new unit will be located on
the old church building site ad
jacent to the sanctuary which was
completed a few years ago. The
old brick building has been razed
to make room for the new, which
will contain adequate classrooms
and other facilities needed in the
educational program of the church.
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Killed . > .. 1
(This Information corn
piled from records ol
State Hijhwaj Patrol.)
THE NEW COUNTY HEALTH CENTER VM
completed (his week with the Installation of a
large window on the west side of the building on
U. S. 19A-23 between Wavnesrllle and Lake
JunaJuska. Putting up a frame in one section of
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the "picture window" are two workmen of the
Clarence M. Morris Construction Co. of Shelby,
contractor at* the health center.