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WAYNE8VILLE? N- c- MONDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 27, 1955 ? ??
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jil committee of the West- I
<th Carolina Associated
(ties, meeting in Cherokee
reported that work was
^ed for the establishment
estinfi - equipment to be
tbe State Test Farm here,
r Haywood project report
the meeting, was from M.
t, property manager of
ipointed out that a survey
made of the flood condi
Miathans Creek through
41ey. This study will be
mnnection with the long
inning program of the
te pointed out.
kd Huger, of Canton, was
incident, upon the resig
Joe Jennings, formerly
ikee and now of Washing
Idith Alley, secretary of
?. Highlanders, gave two
One from the Highland
Ich she said that inquiries
ed of last year. "Yet,"
?ued, "there is need for
ney with which to operate
station. We have limited
o which to operate, while
dries keep increasing. We
?tt pieces of regional ma
each inquiry. Some 5,815
te Projects?Page 8)
FRANCIS, daughter of
Mrs. W. Ror Francis of
rille, will play the lead
tf Jennie in the operet
ta in the Valley," *111
Rated at 8:15 pjn. Thurs
ra hi the Valley," which
presented at S:15 p.m.
iy in the WTHS auditor!
ler the sponsorship of the
?UIe Lions Club.
R Story, Page Two)
TWO AKEA PROJECTS, centering In Haywood
County, were discussed at the recent WNCAC
meeting in Cherokee. Shown here are the three
men who will lead the projects, left to right: C.
R. Free!, of Murphy, chairman of a soil testing
promotion for this end of the state. The proposed
facilities would be at the Test Farm here: Beek
man Huger, of Champion fibre, president of
WNCAC, and M. A. DeVoe, property manager of ?
TVA, Knoxville, who told of plans for completing
the study of Jonathan Creek's flow and potential
Hooding in cooperation with the Maggie Valley
general long-range planning program.
9 Southwide Conferences,
Training Institutes Will
Meet At Lake During July
Goal Is Set
At 125 Pints
One hundred and twenty-five
pints will be the goal of the Ameri
can Red Cross Bloodmobile when
It comes to Waynesville Tuesday
under the sponsorship of Haywood
Post 47 of the American Legion.
The mobile unit from Asheville
will be in operation from 11 a.m
until 5 p.m. in the basement of
Uie First Methodist Church.
3. T. Russell will be in charge
of arrangements for the American
The Red Cross Gray Ladies,
headed by Mrs. Felix Stovall, will
assist in the operation.
To Be Opened
Moving of the Haywood County
Health Department's offices from ;
the basement of the courthouse to
the new health center on U. S.
19A-23 between Waynesville and
Junaluska is expected to be com
pleted by noon Thursday, accord
(See Health Center?Page 8)
Nine Southwide conferences and
training institutes will "feature the
July program of the Methodist
Church's summer assembly at Lake
Two women's organizations will
lead ofT the series. The Wesleyah
Service Guild of the denomina
tion's nine-state Southeastern Jur
isdiction will meet July 1-3 under
the leadership of Mrs. E. V. Ennis,
secretary, of Norfolk, Va.
A School of Missions, sponsored
by tlie jurisdictional Woman's So
ciety of Christian Service, is sched
uled July 6-14. Mrs. E. U. Robin
son, Gallatin, Tenn., is southeast
ern president. ?
Two educational workshops for
500 leaders of the Methodist Youth
Fellowship, a high school age
group, will be held July 6-13 and
July 14-21, under the auspices of
the Methodist Board of Education,
A missionary conference for
adults and youth is scheduled for
July 15-20 by the jurisdictional
Boaiyl of Missions in cooperation
with the national Methodist Board
of Missions. Dr. Walter C. Gum,
Richmond, Va.. district suoerin
tendent, is jurisdictional president.
A Young Adult "Workshop for
district and annual conference
leaders of 20 states will be held
July 21-24. directed by the Rev.
(See Southwide?Page 8)
On Liquor Charge
Three Magige men were arrest
ed at 6 a.m. today by Patrolman
Coleman Swanger of the Waynes
ville police on charges of posses
sion and transporting of non-tax
Patrolman Swanger identified
the trio as Grover Wilson Rich,
the driver; Jarvis Caldwell, and
Koecoe Caldwell. He reported ar
resting the men in a 1940 Ford
near Five Points in a 1940 Ford,
which contained 12 gallons of
The three are scheduled for a
hearing at 4 p.m. today before
i Mayor J. H. Way.
Films To Be Shown
! Friday At Library
A showing of films for adults
will be held in the Haywood
County Library, Friday, July 1,
at 10 a.m.
The film* are "Hunting With A
Camera." "Piatigorsky," and "The
Story of Peter and the Potter."
A child of school age, accom
panying an adult, will be admit
No admission will be charged
and all adults are invited.
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Decision On Interstate Road Route
Might Come Up At Thursday Meeting
Buchanan To Make
Motion If Reports
Of Engineers Are
Ready At Meeting
A motion to place the Pigeon
River road route on the interstate
system wil be made Thursday by
Commissioner Harry Buchanan be
fore the State Highway commis
sion. provided the final reports 01
the highway engitie<^-s are ready
at that time.
Commissioner Buchanan, in ai.
interview with Tne Mountainee*,
ret erred to the Howerton report,
which the commission received o*.
June 2nd. At tnat meeting, T. tv?.
Howerton. Ashevilie, presented ?.
proposal for a route down the
t rench Broad Kiver tor the inter
state system. The commission or
dered the highway engineers to
stuay the howerton proposal, and
report back to the commission as
soon as they had had time to com
plete the study.
Commissioner Buchanan said
further, "if the engineers make
their reports on Thursday, then I
shall immediately renew my mo
tion that the Pigeon Kiver Road
route be made a part of the in
terstate system, as requested last
fall by the Tennessee Highway
Commission." The commissioner
said he felt that perhaps the en
gineers would have their reports
ready by Thursday, although he
was not positive as to that point.
The decision on the route was
delayed on April 18 when the com
mission staged a hearing In Ashe
vilie. At that time Howerton ask
ed for permission to submit a pro
posal he had for the French Broad
route. His request was granted. He
turned over tne maps and details
to- the commission on June 2. At
the June 2?td meeting, (Commis
sioner Buchanan made a motion
that the engineers make a report
at the June 30th meeting in order
to bring the matter to a close.
? Last Thursday the Ashevilie city
council, following the general line
of "delayed action" attack present
; ed by opponents of the Pigeon Hiv
' er Road route, passed a resolution
1 asking that a complete survey be
made of the French Broad area be
fore a decision is made naming a
route for the interstate road,
to two years of time could be con
(See Pigeon River?Page 8>
? t ' ? ? ? ; " 1
I Or K1CEKS of the North Carolina section of the
American Academy of General Practice, who
attended the second annual Mountaintop Medical
Assembly here during the weekend, were tleft
to right) Dr. John M. Mewborn of Farmville,
N. C., vice president; Dr. Milton S. Clark of
Goldsboro, president: Dr. William E. Selby of
Charlotte, president-elect; Dr. H. M. Whitworth
of Geenville, S. C.. secretary-treasurer of the
South Carolina AAGP; Dr. John R. Bender of
Winston-Salem, secretary-treasurer of the North
Carolina AAGP, and Dr. R. S. Roberson of Haz
elwood, proRram chairman for the medical assem
bly. (Mountaineer Photo).
iiual July Fourth Week
Igram Begins Tonight
?annual Fourth of July
program" will get under
Plht as the Williams Rides
?tration at the grounds of
pogram is again sponsored
?ttelwood Boosters Club,
B Bowles is general chair
? year of the events.
?lies will operate nightly
?fcht through the night of
?freshment stands will be
?y me industrial League
Hazelwood, the Little
hsseball group, and the
fits made from the rides
Uelwood clubs are used
of Scout programs,
tteation, including the
?ue Baseball teams, and
>1 the high school.
?U1 be a parade on the
1 July Fourth, starting at
the Aliens Creek school,
I down to Five Points
Church and Richland
0 Main and down Brown
1 the school where the
he in operation.
?ve also been completed
i baseball games during
'see Sport Page).
12 Gallons Of Moonshine
Found On River Bank
Twelve gallons of moonshine
was found by Patrolman W. R.
Wooten of the State Highway
Patrol on the banks of the Pigeon
River above Clyde Saturday after
The illicit whiskey, in 24 jars
in two pasteboard boxes, was con
500 Attend Elijah Deaver Memorial Day At Bethel
By KIN McNEIL
Pigeon Valley residents celebrat
ed their first annual Elijah Deaver
Memorial Day at the Bethel Ceme
tery yesterday with an estimated
500 persons taking part in the day
The program opened at 11 a.m.
with union services in the Bethel
Methodist church.- Rev. Thomas
Erwin was the principal speaker.
He dealt primarily with the gen
ealogy of the donor of the cemetery
grounds. Elijah Deaver, who came
to Western North Carolina from
Maryland over 150 years ago. Dev
cr deeded the cemetery property
to a board of trustees in 1854.
Turner Cathey, who presided, an
nounced that in the future the an
nual gathering commemorating the
donor of the community burying
ground would be called Pigeon
Valley Memorial Day and that it
would be held on the Sunday fall
ing nearest to the national Menlor
Others taking part on the morn
ing program were: Rev. L. B.
George. Rev. Paul Grogan, and
Rev. Oder Burnette. all pastors of
churches in the valley; Grace Er
win, pianisf: Edgar Burnette. song
leader, and Mitzie Edwards. Janice
(See MM Attend?P??T ft) I
THE PLANNING .COMMITTEE of Memorial Day
Services heM yesterday at Bethel, commemorat
ing the 106th anniversary of the Bethel Ceme
tery, is shown here at the crave of Elijah Deav
er's marker in the cemetery. Left to right; Van
Wells. John Dowdlo, caretaker, Rev. Thomas
F.rwin. speaker, Mrs. Horace Peek, chairman. Mrs.
Homer West. Mrs. Hugh K. Terrell, Mrs. Carson
Clark, secretary. Mrs. Welch Singleton and Lar
ry Justice. (Other picture oa pace 8).
(Photo by Frances's Studio).
? "unity and mild today and
P? oy the State Teat Farm.
Max. Min. Free.
I 80 54 .08
B 81 53 .01
P" 13 .07
r 77 57 .07
Ratcliffe Cove CDP
To Clean Cemetery
Clean-Up Day at the Ratcliffe
Cove Cemetery will be observed
Friday, July 1, by the Ratcliffe
Cove Community Development
Men of the community will be
gin the work at 3 p.m. and will
be joined around 6 p.m. by the wo
men. who will serve supper.
Everyone interested in' the ceme
tery is requested to assist with
cealed in a clump of Weeds on the
Three Persons Injured
In Three County Wrecks
Two women and one man'were
injured in three accidents in
vestigated in the county during
the weekend by the State High
Mrs. Dora Dean and an un
identified 16-year-old girl suffer
ed bruices and lacerations when
they were thrown out .of a pickup
truck driven by Mrs. Dean's hus
band, William, at 2:15 p.m. Sunday
on U. S. 19-23 near the Haywood
Patrolman W. R. Woolen re
ported that Dean, following an
other car, took his eyes off the
road momentarily and then looked
up to find his truck about to hit
4. ... ... .. - ? ...
i the rear of the vehicle in front.
, Dean applied his brakes, causing
| his vehicle to swerve to the left
| and then careen back across the
highway to strike the railing of a
j concrete bridge.
Dean, who was not injured,
was charged with following too
closely and driving on the left
side of the road.
Damage to his 1955 Ford pickup
was estimated at $200.
Patrolman Woolen was assisted
in the Investigation by Patrolman
V. E. Bryson.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, Andy Green
(See 3 Hurt?Page 8)
Merchants To Stage 3 - Day
Bargain Event, Starts 1st
June Not As Cool
As It Was In '06
There have been a lot of com
plaints about the cool June
weather, but It has been much
For instance 49 years ago.
According to Mrs. Ella S.
Smith, who has an unusual mem
ory, this community had frost ll
out of 12 months in 1906.
"IVe had a heavy frost in June
of that year, and every month of
the year except July, and then we
had such dense fors that you be
came drenched when you ventur
ed out in them," she said.
"This June has been cool, but
as far as I know it has not been
as cold as June of 1906," she
At Lake Logan
Curtis Flanagan, secretary of
the North Carolina Firemen's As
1 sociation, will be the principal
speaker at a Quarterly meeting of
the Western North Carolina Fire
men's Association at Lake Logan
Lodge Wednesday evening.
Hosts for the event will be the
Canton, Clyde, and Champion
Paper and Fibre Company fire de
partments. Jim Bailey of Asheville
will be in charge of the program.
Dinner will be served at the
Lake Logan Lodge at 6:30 p.m.. to
be followed by a business session
at 7:30, presided over by George
Bischoff, fire chief of Hezclwood
and president of the WNC Fire
John E. Metzger
Buys Book Store
From H. Kaiser
John E. Metzgcr announced to
day the purchase of The Book
Store from Howard Kaiser, who
has purchased a similar store in
Mr. Mctzger assumed manage
ment today, although Mr. Kaiser
will remain here several days be
fore moving to Greensboro.
The new owner said there would
not be any changes in policy; mer
chandise or personnel. "We plan
to maintain complete stocks of the
best known lines in the field," Mr.
Mr. Kaiser has purchased the i
Wills Book and Stationery Com
pany, In Greensboro. He came '
here as owner of the Book Store
in September 1952. and is a mem
ber of the Toastmasters Club and
the Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Metzger, a native of Indiana,
lived for 25 years in Florida, and
moved to Ashevllle six years ago (
where he operated a motel. He
and Mrs. Metzger plan to occupy '
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser
about July 1st.
A 3-day July Carnival will be
staged by merchants of this com
munity on Friday and Saturday,
July 1 and 2. and Tuesday Ihe 5th.
This is the first community
wide promotions of this nature
staged here in several years.
Several weeks of planning have |
gone into this promotion, with
many firms getting special mer
chandise to offer on those three
Other firms are making plans
for offering present goods in stock
at reduced prices.
The event is a promotion of the !
Merchants Association, and one of
several which will be staged be
tween now and Christmas.
Frank Moore, pFesident, said
the board of directors and the
special committees working on this
and other similar programs were
determined to make them the
largest bargain events staged here
"Our aim is to make this a trad
ing center for a large part of this
entire section of the state. We have
the stores that have the merchan
dise for such a program," he said.
In cooperation with the Mar
chants Association on the program.
The Mountaineer will publish ad
ditional copies of the paper Thurs
day carrying details of the event,
and the special advertising of the
merchants participating. These ex
I tra copies will be oublished in ad
1 dition to the already record cir
j culation of the newspaper.
130 Attend g
One hundred and thirty doctors
and their wives from five South
eastern states attended the second
annual Mountaintop Medical As
sembly In Waynesville and Hazel
wood last weekend, it has been
Dr. R. S. Robcrson of Hazel
wood, chairman of the program
a (id arrangement* committee, said;
"The doctors enjoyed the meet
ing, with its excellent medical pap
, era and program of recreation.
They are enthusiastic about re
i turning here next year, and we
< plan to make this meeting an an
I nual event."
Business sessions of the assem
bly were held in the auditorium at
Hazelwood School. The group play
ed golf Friday afternoon, attended
i the Cherokee drama Friday night,
and staged a golf tournament Sat
urday afternoon, followed by a
On the program and arrange
ments committee with Dr. Rober
son were Dr. Boyd Owen of Way
nesville and Dr. William Hudson
of Canton. All county members of
the AAGP and the Haywood Medi
cal Society, however, participated
in making the assembly a success,
Dr. Roberson pointed out.
Mrs. W. L. Turner and son, Leon,
and Mrs. W. F. Bumgarncr and
daughter, Miss Patsy Bumgarncr,
will leave tomorrow for Atlanta,
where they will spend a few days.
Leatherwood Installed As
Lions District Governor
At International Meeting
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uy jut wii^auix y ?
president E. G. Barry, Little Rock;
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J? June 25 third vice-president Dudley L.
?"Special to The Mountaineer)? Simms, Charleston, W. Va,
John L. Stickley, of Charlotte, was Stickley, nominated yesterday in
elected first vice-president of the convention hall by Judge G. H.
world's largest service club orga- Hastings of Winston-Salem, is ex
nization, Lions International, as pectcd to become international
the 38th annual International Con- president at next year's conven
vention ended here today. Hon in Miami, Mrs. Stickley was
He replaced Humberto Valcn- introduced to the delegates as the
zuela of Santiago, Chile, who mov- new veep was declared installed by
ed up to international president, retiring president Monroe Nute,
Other officers elected: second vice- Kennelt Square, Penn.
' Qiv rAiD Vnrth Pnr?l inn /lint
?'vtt iiviui vaiviiua utouiti
(See Lion*?Pace 8)
(This Informs tiaa com
piled from record* ol
State Hlthw.r Patrol.)
JOHN E. METZGER
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