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^YKAR nu. &u 22 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILL$, N. (\, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 23, 1955 $3.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Countki
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jmed Member Of
> William Medford was
e week by Governor
11 member of the seven
kdvlsory Committee on
imittee is charged with
continuing study of the
rhich may arise as a re
i U. S. Supreme Court's
pointed out that several
It in the state "have
stations in which they,
tans or the other, ex
teir confidence in their
fee any problems which
t from the Supreme
Ht. . . There was some
?f course, of these reso
it 1 believe that under
stances of the May 31
these boards may have
le course. Such resolu
, without any further im
tction, weigh heavily in
art actions in which the
I be what constitutes a
gart toward compliance"
Supreme Court Implemen
i announced the forma
he advisory committee in
at before the second re
tool law conference be
ll at Duke University, i
Pearsall of Rocky Mount |
t Medford?Page 8>
tv. Calvin Thielman. pas
rill be ordained into the
rian ministery at special
at 8 p.m. Sunday at the
H 'v-V # . " I
pa; tile ordination cere
Bl be a commission from
Hie Presbytery, including
ft Dendy of Weaverville.
ft; Dr. L Nelson Bell of
la ruling elder, who will
ft congregation; the Rev.
? Sherwood of Bryson City,
[charge the minister; Dr.
McGregor, president of
I College, and Dr. R. E.
;executive secretary of the
niliam Childs Robinson,
fessor of church history
1 at Columbia Theological
r in Decatur, Ga., will de
ordination sermon. He
?peak at the Sunday morn
? at the Presbyterian
lr. Robinson is tbe author
her of theological books
stared extensively in the
Melman. a May graduate
bia Semniary, began his
fc*e May 15. A native of
*r, Texas, he received his
?e from West Texas State
jh Deaver I
Deaver Memorial Day i
herved at the Bethel
Church and the Bethel
U?is Sunday, It has been
Ihodist Church has invlt
* churches In the com
Wn in a union service
?rning, with the Rev.
1 bringing the message.
?Dl be eaten on the
1 12:30, to be followed
to consisting of group
toiai music, and an in
*ork being done at the
fram is dedicated to
to, who donated the
*te the cemetery is now
?named on state education com
The halfway mark has been pass
ed in the fund campaign for a
youth center, already under con
struction at the Lake Junaluska
"We have $45,461.10 in the
building fund and the total costs
call for $80,289," reported the Rev.
t Lee F. Tuttle, pastor of the First
Methodist Church, Charlotte, who
is the fund campaign director.
Urging Methodists to send their
checks to him at once, Dt. Tuttle
said: "We are operating on a 'pay
as you go' plan, and whether or not
we complete the building this sum
mer ^Upends upon the receipts
within the next 60 days."
Named the Paul B. Kern Youth
i Center as a memorial to the late
Bishop Kern of Nashville, Tenn.,
the building will be headquarters
for special programs and general
activities of youth groups from
nine southeastern states. It will
also be the center of the day-to
day activities for young people
who are summer residents and em
ployees at the assembly.
The entire structure will
measure 13,000 square feet if com
plete plans are realized. The build
ing will include a central hall, a
lounge and recreation area, wings
for senior and intermediate youth
departments, and three porches
overlooking the lake.
The center is located near the
swimming pool, the athletic field
and Shackford Hall.
Income Of 3 Pet.
I Total operating revenues for the
year 1954 of $53,732.289?an In
crease of $1,402,646 or 3 per cent
over 1953?are reported by the
Carolina Power and Light Co. in
its annual report, just released.
The firm's 1954 electric revenues
were up 4.4 per cent from the pre
vious year, the report disclosed.
Carolina Power's net income for
1954 was $7,846,241, which, after
dividends on preferred stock of
$1,186,295, was equivalent to $1.63
per share on the 4,095,000 shares
of common stock outstanding. This
compares with a net income of
$7,319,255 and $1.50 per share
earned in 1953, after giving retro
active effect to the two-for-one
stock split in May, 1954.
[ Included in the 20-page annual
report is a full-page color draw
iflg of Carolina Power's Walters
Dam in Haywood County ^
I Town Mail
Effective July 1, the Waynesville
I postoffice will extend its city car
| rier service to include some 300
j patrons now on rural routes, Post
! master Enos Boyd announced to
To be served by foot carrier are
portions of South Haywood St.,
Daisy Ave., Clifton St., Ridgewood
St., Charles St., North Hill St.,
Johnson Hill, Park Drive, Sims
St., West Marshall St., and Vance
To be served by mounted car
rier will be portions of East Mar
shall St. east to the town limits.,
i East St., Sunnyside, Hillside Ter
| race, Highland, Broadview, Over
brook, Galloway, Keller, and Sum
Patrons in the mounted group
will be asked to furnish mail box
es for curb delivery. Residents
within the town limits will use
their street address, while others,
including those living at Hillside
Terrace, will be assigned box
numbers by the mall carrier.
Mr. Boyd said: "It is hoped that ,
everyone in these areas will take
advantage of this service as it will
greatly relieve our postoffice box
and general delivery situations."
For Dog Shelter
i Recommendation fop a county
animal shelter were made before
the county commissioners Monday
by Mrs. Elaine Hudson, chairman
of the Haywood County Humane
She was accompanied at the
meeting by Jim Killian, an officer
of the Haywood County Foxhunt
Mrs. Hudson suggested that the
cost of constructing and operating
a shelter be prorated among the
county, the four towns, and pos
sibly the Lake Junaluska Assemb
ly, on the basis of population.
The commissioners expressed
the opinion tint a county dog
shelter would be "desirable" and
agreed to take the proposal under
Civic clubs in Waynesville and j
Hazelwood have endorsed the ani
mal shelter project and it has been
presented before the mayor and
aldermen of the two towns by Mrs.
Two county drivers were arrest
ed in two accidents investigated by
the State Highway Patrol during
the last several days.
At 9:15 p.m. Monday on U. S.
19A-23 just east of the Waynesville
Drive-In, a car driven by Sam
James, Route 1, Clyde, struck a ,
| 1941 Chevrolet driven by Doyle |
Ray Trull, Route 3, Canton.
Patrolman W. R. Woolen of the
State Highway Patrol reported
that Trull pulled off the highway
when his car became disabled and
was struck from the rear by the
James was charged with follow
ing too closely.
Damages to the TruU car was
estimated at $135 and to the
James car at $100.
Another rear-end collision at
11:50 p.m. Wednesday on N. C.
209 in "Bowlegged Valley" involv
ed a 1950 Buick driven by Albert
Hughes, Route 1, Clyde, and a
1951 Chevrolet driven by James
Kermit Morrow, Route 2, Waynes
Patrolman Wfooten said that
Morrow slowed.down on the high
way to make a left turn into a
driveway when his car was struck
by the Hughes vehicle.
Hughes also was charged with
folowlng too closely.
Damage estimates were $200 to
the Buick and $75 to the Chevro
Park Commissions neport
Cites Increase In Travel
The third biennial report of the
North Carolina National Park,
Parkway and Forests Develop
ment Commission, covering the
1952-54 period, is now being dis
tributed by the commission office
in the Masonic Temple here.
The report was prepared by Mrs. i
Edith Alley of Waynesville, clerk \
and budget officer of the commis- i
Printed on slick paper, the re- i
port has 36 pages and eight photo- i
graphs?including a cover picture I
1 in green and white) taken at Mile
High Overlook. Other pictures are
of a distant view of the Great
Smokies, Noland Creek and In
dian Creek Trail in the Great .
Smoky Mountains National Park,
Blue Ridge Parkway. Doughton
Marker in Doughton Park on the
Parkway, a picnie scene near
Grandfather Mountain, and a pic
ture of Charles E. Ray of Wayncs
ville, former chairman of the com
mission. when he was presented a
plaque at a meeting here last year. ,
This photograph of Mr. Ray was ,
iaken by The Mountaineer.) ,
In a letter of transmittal to Gov-; i
(See Park?Page ?> I
A WHOPPER of a turtle is this specimen, weighing 26 pounds,
which was found by Carlyle Davis of the Soil Conservation Serv
ice Wednesday morning in the Pigeon River below Ferguson bridge
in Lower Crabtree community. (Mountaineer Photo).
300 Burley Fields Found
In Excess Of Allotments
Approximately 33 members o?
the Haywood County 4-H Exchange '
Club and two adult leaders will i
leave here next Wednesday for a
week's visit with 4-H clubbers in
Wold County, Colo., it has been
Accompanied by assistant agents
Jean Childers and ,Cecil Brown, I
the 4-H members will arrive in
Greeley, 50 miles north of Den
ver, Saturday. July 2. and return
to Haywood County Monday, July
En route, the group will pass j
through Knoxville and Nashville,
Paducah, Ky.; Cairo. 111.; St Louis, 1
Topeka, Kan., and Denver.
The return route will also in
clude Colorado Springs, site of the
new Air Force Academy; Dodge
City and Wichita, Kan., and
While in Colorado, the Tar
Heels will tour Big Thompson Dam.
sugar beet projects and factories,
livestock feed lots, and 4-H Club
projects and will be entertained
at a beef barbecue and the Fourth
of July rodeo ? "Go West With
Greeley" Days as guests of the
Greeley Chamber of Commerce.
Next year, the Colorado 4-H
Club group will come to Haywood
In the past several years, the
Haywood County 4-H Exchange
Club has traded visits with groups
from Berkshire County, Mass.,
Denton County, Texas, and Wash
ington County. Iowa.
The contract for the new educa
tional building at the Central
Methodist Church in Canton has
been awarded to the W. C. Norris
Co. of Waynesville.
The Mountaineer was informed
that the contract was awarded to
J. C. Norris.
Half of the burlcy tobacco fields
in Haywood County measured by
the ASC in the past three weeks
are in excess of their owners' 1955
allotments, A. W. Ferguson, ASC
county manager, disclosed today.
These growers ? approximately
300 in number ? were notified
immediately and given 10 days to
request disposition of their excess
tobacco. Unless this request was
made within the 10-day period,
the producer wil receive a red to
bacco marketing card, which means
that he cannot receive support
prices in his burlcy crop.
Mr. Ferguson commented: "Con
sidering that in most cases the
allotment is exceeded by only a
small fraction, we assuihe that
I most farmers did not intend to
overplant, and will request dis
position of their excess or remeas
urement of their burley acreage."
The charge for remeasurement
is $6, but this amount is refused
if an error is discovered in the
original measurement. The charge
for measuring excess tobacco
which is to be destroyed is $3.
Notices are mailed daily to those
farmers in excess of their allot
ment. who have 10 days to request
disposition of the surplus. This
time is not extended except in
cases of illness or absence from
Some growers have already al
lowed the 10-day period to elapse.
Growers who fail to destroy
their excess tobacco will have their
1956 allotment reduced by the
amount they exceed their allot
ment this year.
REA To Receive
North Carolina's Rural Elcctri- J
fication Authority announced in ;
Raleigh this week that it has ap
proved an application for a $50,
000 loan from the Haywood
Electric Membership Corp. of
This sum was included in the
total of $1,168,000 in loans ap
proved for five REA groups
throughout North Carolina.
Haywood Electric Membership
Corp. will use its money to make
loans to members for the purchase
of electrical equipment and ap
Air France Rescues
Junaluska Tour Club
For a time it appeared that the
Junaluska Travel Club's annual
trip to Europe, conducted by Camp i
Junaluska for Girls, would have to
be cancelled this year because of |
a strike in England which had
tied up a number of transatlantic ,
Scheduled to'sail for Europe 011
June 13, the Canadian Pacific lin
er "Empress of Australia" was
stranded at Liverpool, England by
the walkout and its sailing can
Unwilling to disappoint the 15
girls registered for the European
tour. Miss Ethel J. McCov, owner
director at Camp Junaluska. start- ;
ed looking for another mode of;
Despite many long-distance tele
phone calls and cables to New
Fork. London, and Paris, it still
leemed that the trip abroad was
loomed. Suddenly, however, good
news came from the French capital |
shere Air France announced that
it would assign a special Super
Constellation airliner to fly the
girls to Europe
To add to the gallant Gallic
gesture. Air France also disclosed
that it was sending along an nylon
overnight bag for each one of the
Camp Junaluska misses.
Actually. Miss McCoy's work was
not yet ended because the airline
requested that she obtain permis
sion of each of tbe girls' parents
to make the flight. So more tele
phone calls and telegrams follow
ed to the girls' parents and to the
girls themselves ? scattered all
over the U. S. ? to inform the lat
ter of the change in the tour plans.
Finally, everyone concerned was
contacted and ararngements were
The tour members took off from
Idlewild Airport in New York last
Saturday at 5 p.m. and arrived in
Paris the next morning at 9:45 a.m.
After one day in the French
capital, the girls and Mrs. W. P.
Anderson, tour director, flew to '
(See Travel Club?Page 8>
Doctors From 5 States To
Stage 2-Day Assembly Here
Approximately 200 doctors from
five Southern states are expected
here this weekend to attend the
second annual Mountaintop Medi
cal Assembly in Waynesville.
The two-day meeting is sponsor
ed by the Haywood County Acad
emy of General Practice and
Wyeth, Inc., a pharmaceutical firm.
Principal speakers at the busi
ness sessions at Hazelwood School
Dr. Courtland H. Davis, Jr., as
sistant professor of neuro-surgery.
Bowman Gray School of Medicine.
Winston-Salem; Dr. Heath Denton
Bumgardner, assosiate professor in
obstetrics and gynecology. Temple
Universcity Medical School, and
chief of obstetrical and gynecologi
cal service. Northeastern Hospital,
Philadelphia: Dr. W. M. Nicholson,
professor of medicine. Duke Uni
versity Medical School and direc
tor of post graduate study; Dr.
John H. Bender of Winston-Salem,
past vice president of the Ameri
can Academy of General Practice
and secretary - treasurer of the
North Carolina AAGP since 1949.
The medical assembly will get
under way at 8:30 a.m. Friday with
registration, welcome by Mayor f.
H. Way of Waynesville, and invo
cation by the Rev. Earl Brendail,
pastor of the First Methodist
Church. The final event of the
meeting will be a banquet at 7:30
p.m. Saturday at the Country Club
On Friday night, the doctors and
their wives will attend a special
i performance of "Unto These
, Hills" at Cherokee.
The complete assembly program
8:30?Registration. Welcome ?
J. H. Way, Mayor of Waynesville.
9:00?Invocation, Rev. Earl
Brendall, Pastor First Methodist
9:10?Management of Neurologi
cal Injuries. Courtland H. Davis,
10:00?Some Thoughts on the
Etiology and Complications of Pi
(See Doctors?Page 81
COURTLAND II. DAVIS* JR..
M.D., Assistant professor of
Neurosurgery, Bowman Gray
School of Medicine, Winston
W. M. NICHOLSON, M.D., Pro
fessor of Medicine, Duke Univer
sity Medical School, and director
of post graduate study, Durham.
JOHN It BENDER. M.D., Past
Vict President, A AGP, an* aw
rc tar >-treasurer of the North
Carolina AAGP since 1949. From
i > , ? ?. ?
HEATH DENTON BUMGAltD
NM, M.D., Associate professor
in OB and OTN, Temple TJai
verafty Medical School, and chief
of OB and GYN Service. North
eastern Hospital, Philadelphia.
Monday a 17-year-old boy tried
out a 1848 Studcbakcr at the
Taylor Motor Co. used car lot and
told a salesman he would buy the
The next morning, the car was
gone from the lot and Waynesville
police and the State Highway Pa
trol were notified.
Tuesday at 5 p.m. Patrolman Ray
Whitner of the Waynesville police
and Cpl. Pritchard Smith of the
Highway Patrol stopped the youth
driving the Studebaker on N. C.
129 between Topton and Robbins
He told the officers he had left
his driver's license and registra
tion papers at his aunt's home in
Robbinsvillc. He added that he had
purchased the car he was driving
for 8350 in Waynesville.
He was brought to the Haywood
County jail here, where he was
identified as Leonard Marshall
Riddle, recently an inmate of a
reform school at Albion, Mich.
He was scheduled for a hearing
today before Justice of the Peace
J. J. Ferguson on charges of auto
larceny and driving without an
Southern Bible Conference
Opens Sunday At Assembly
A Southwide Bible Conference
for ministers, Sunday School
teachers and other church workers
will open Sunday at the Metho
dist Church's summer assembly at
Lake Junaluska and run through
July 2. .
Two nationally-known theologi
ans, Dr. Ernest C. Colwell of At
lanta. Ga., and Dr. Donald T.
Rowlingson of Boston, Mass.. will
be the daily platform speakers at
morning and evening sessions.
Dr. Colwell, former University
of Chicago president, is dean of
faculties at Emory university. Dr.
Rowlingson is professor of New
Testament at the Boston University
School of Theology.
The Rev. Robert M. Cox. Nash
ville. Tenn., will direct the confer
ence. He is on the staff of the
Methodist Board of Education.
Discussion leaders will include
Dr. M. Leo Rippy of the Methodist
education board in Nashville, and
the Rev. Hawley Lynn, Columbia,
S. C.< director of Methodist adult
work in the South Carolina Con- j
Purpose of the conference, the
Rev. Mr. Cox said, is to "help min-1
isters, teachers and Sunday School
workers in general to teach and
study the Bible with new insights
and understanding of its values
for our time,'*
Canton Residents Deny
Charges Made By Buchanan
To Be Available
Although Waynesville and
Hazelwood doctors will not be in
their offices this Friday and
Saturday, but emergency calls
will be taken at the Haywood
County Hospital, it has been an
In the Canton area, calls
should be made to the doctor's
offices. A doctor will be avail
able in that area to answer the
Members of the Haywood
County Academy of General
Practice will be attending the
second annual Mountaintop
Medical Assembly to be held in <
Waynesville this weekend.
Baptist Training Union
Meeting Set In Canton
Thomas Dekle, regional director
of the Baptist Training Union and
director of education at Calvary
Baptist Church in Asheville, will
be the principal speaker at an as
sociational training union mass
meeting at the West Canton Bap
tist Church at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Members of all Baptist churches
in the county are invited to attend
Owners of property in Canton
over which the proposed viaduct
would pass have denied statements
made by Highway Commissioner
Harry Buchanan of the 14th dis
trict that they "have priced their
property entirely too high."
The Canton residents asserted
that they have not been approach
ed by the Highway Department for
a price In their property, and add
ed that they are at a loss to un
derstand w'hy Commissioner Buch
anan said recently that some prop
erty owners are asking "three
times the appraised value" for
A statement made by the prop
erty owners this week reads:
"Although the Highway Com
mission, for more than 12 years,
has disturbed the undersigned
property owners, the commission,
at no time, has asked for a price
on the properties and no price
has been made by the property
owners to the commission.
"The location of the proposed
(See Viaduct?Page 8>
Lightning Bolt Shatters
Light Bulbs At Lake
Shattered light bulbs were the
only damage when lightning trav
eled into the home of Dr. Edith
Williams at Lake Junaluska about
4 p.m. Wednesday.
Wayaesville firemen made a run
to the lakd, but found that there
was no need for their services
when they arrived.
^showers today and
"**?tae fair with warm
Wft*d by the State Teat
Max. Min. Pr.
79 87 .11
f 82 59 .18
I 83 53 24
(Thli information eom
piled from records el
State Highway Patrol.)