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51^ ? 22-l-A(^- Associated Press WAYfrKtVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 30, 1955 mo'lif Advice In w ^ZZT ===!=:?
r ? J ?3.50 in Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
'igeon River Route Approved
<V)r Interstate Highway System
jounty To Observe
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(Photo by Norton)
S. J. EDGAR BLRNETTE
J Edgar Burijette of Cecil,
chairman of the Haywood
r Home Demonstration Club
L has been invited to sing
ton by Mrs. Mildred Flagg of
Ky, noted world traveler and
invitation was extended
?ek t Raleigh during the an- J
Firm and Home Week pro
by Mrs. Flagg, who was the
pal speaker Thursday night
i final session of the confer
kt N. C. State College.
, Flagg, the wife of Francis
MacMillan Book Co. pub
told Mrs. Burnette she
her to sing before a large
of Boston civic leaders.
Burnette, who was the only
at the Farm and Home
Huogram, also was compli
11 by Governor Luther Hod
?ednesday night, who called
|( her songs "one of the most
ke Mrs. Burnette?Page 6)
i Haywood County Health De
*nt closed its offices In the
*nt of-the courthouse at
Way and completed its mov
> the new health center on
?beville road between Way
!e and Lake Junaluska.
m installation of all equip
in the new building has been
Wed, an open house will be
9 the Health Department a
he middle of Ju^y.
clinical schedule at the
center will be the same as
1 the courthouse.
iys and blood tests are made
is and Thursdays. A gener
ic is held Mondays and im
Itions are given on Wednes
1 well-baby clinic is also con
Ifrom 1 until 3 p.m. the sec
iiesday of each month.
Plants To Close
Fourth Of July
Most residents of Haywood
County will enjoy a two- or three
day holiday during the Fourth of
July weekend with stores, indus
trial plants, and offices scheduled
to be closed Monday.
Once again the observance of
'Independence Day in this area will
center at Hazelwood where a full
week of holiday activities will
come to a climax with a parade, a
baseball game, and rides on the
Waynesville High grounds.
The parade Monday morning,
which starts at 10 o'clock, begins
at the Aliens Creek School, moves
to Five Points, along Church and
Richland streets into Main St. and
finally down Brown Ave. to the
Rides in the school grounds will
be in operation nightjy and will
remain open until midnight on the
All profits from yie rides will
benefit area projects such ?s the
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Little
League, high school band, and
Refreshment stands wil be op
erated by the Hazelwood team of
the WNC Industrial League, Little
League Teams, and the Hazelwood
On the WTHS diamond, it'll be
Hazelwood vs. Beacon Mills of
Swannanoa at 3:30 p.m. Saturday
and Hazelwood vs. Canton at 3:30
M. H. Bowles is general chair
man for the holiday program.
A colorful fireworks display
Monday night will climax Fourth
of July activities at the Lake Juna
luska Methodist Assembly.
The firing line this year is to be
at the south end of the lake, Frank
Dorsey, Director of Recreation, has
announced. He said business men
of Waynesville, Canton, and Lake
Junaluska, have contributed to
make the spectacular possible and
residents from all of Haywood
County are expected to View the
The day will begin with sports
competitions at 10 a.m. on the
athletic field and will continue
with swimming and canoeing races
at 2 p.m.
Awards will be presented at 7:15
p.m. in the Auditorium and the
movie "Sergeant York" is sched
uled for 7:45 followed by the fire
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
See complete Calendar of
Events of this area on Page 3.
27 Exchange C
Leave For Stai
Twenty-seven members of the
Haywood County 4-H Exchange
Club and six adult leaders left
Waynesville at 7:15 a.m. Wednes
day for a week's stay in Weld
County, Colo. ?
The group included:
Johnny James of the Waynes
ville Junior Club, Verlin Edwards
of the Waynesville Senior Club.
Tom Garrett and Jennings Plem
mons of the Saunook Club. Jerry
Crawford and Phillip R. Davis of
Crabtree, Powell McElroy, Neal
Kelly. James Ray Fore, Gory Fore,
Neal Allison, Aurclia Morgan,
Jannctte Sheffield and Annette
Sheffield of Bethel, Don Price,
LOOKING OVER NOTES, the five Haywood
County Are chiefs prepare for the part they
played in the regular quarterly meeting of the
Western Carolina Firemenk Association which
met at Lake Logan Wednesday night. Left to
right are H. L. (Dick) Setser, chief of the Canton
Fire Department; George JliscbolT, president of
?m WCFA and chief of Hazelwood Fire Depart
meat; Felix S to vail, chief of Waynesville Fire
tenrtment; Judge Larry Catle, chief of Clyde
ilht Department, and Virge Robinson, chief of
Rke Mill Fire Department of the Champion Paper
mrit Fibre Company.
(Photo by Frances' Studio).
[Merchants Ottering Big
Bargains During 3-Day
July Carnival Of Yalnes
? I -* m a a. ? t a
Box Rented In
1910 Given Up
A postoffice box which has re
mained in the possession of one
Waynesville family for 45 years
will be relinquished by its owner
Now owned by Frank Albright,
125 Keller St., the box was first
purchased in IflO by Mr. Al
bright's father, M. F. Albright, at
the old Waynesville postoffice a
cross from the First National
Mr. Albright is giving up the
mail box because city delivery is
being extended to include his
home on Keller St., effective July
Mr. Albright recalled that he
has received many pieces of mail
without a name, addressed simply
to "Box 96, Waynesville, N. C."
When this box is given up, it
will mark the end of the longest
period that a single family has
held a postoffice box in Waynes
f In Colorado
Martha Swaim, Estalcna Robinson,
Ann Cathey, Gayle Cogburn, Mary
Gail Clark, and Carole Wilson of
Canton, Bernard Ferguson. Jerry
Ferguson, James Mark Ferguson,
Patricia Kirkpatrtck, and Barbara
Fcrgpson of Fines Creek, and
Elsie Palmer of JVtauney Cove.
Adult leaders on the trip are
Cecil Brown, assistant farm agent;
Miss Jean Childers, assistant home
agent; Joe Turner of Waynesville,
teacher at Fines Creek School;
Mrs. Ray Seay of Fines Creek, and
Mrs. Cecil Brown of Waynesville.
The bus driver is Buddy Rogers of
The Exchange Club's trip sched
(See 4-H Club?Page <)
MSercnama were puiuiig rasi
minute signs on their stocks today
in preparation for the 3-day July
Carnival of Bargains, which be
gins Friday morning.
Merchants have announced that
this special sales event will see
many special items offered for
sale. Some firms bought special
items just for the 3-day sale,
while others arc (educing their
regular stocks by substantial mar
The sales event, the first on a
community-wide scale here in
many years, gives promise of be
ing the largest single promotion
ever staged, since so many firms
are participating, and making such
attractive offers in varied bar
gains for the three days.
The bargain carnival will extend
over the two-day holiday of Sun
day and Monday, and be resumed
on Tuesday morning, the fifth.
The event is a promotion of the
Merchants Association, and one of
several planned for the coming
Frank Moore, president of the
Association, pointed out that this
3-day promotion is designed to
save shoppers many dollars, and
to acquaint them with the high
type places of business which this
"The board of directors in dis
onctinif this onmmnnitv as a shoo
Miss Nancy Underwood, 806
East St., who was injured serious
ly in an automobile accident on
U. S. 25-A in Buncombe County
Sunday, is reported improved and
in a "fairly good" condition at
Memorial Mission Hospital in
Miss Underwood was a passen
ger in the 1955 Buick. driven by her
mother, Mrs. David Underwood,
which collided with a car driven
by a Hendersonville man at the in
tersection of Route 25-A and the
Mills Gap road.
ping center, felt that a promotion
would be fine as an introduction
to many newcomers into the area
to come and see what fine shop
(See Merchants?Page 6)
Approximately 200 firemen at
tended a quarterly meetimgfef the
Western North Carolina Fwfemen's
Association at Lake Logan lodge
and the new pavilion Wednesday
Hosts were the fire departments
of the Champion Paper and Fibre
Co., Canton, and Clyde.
The principal speaker was Curtis
H. Flanagan, assistant chief at
Farmville and secretary of the
North Carolina Firemen's Associa
tion, who urged the firemen pres
ent to do a better jab of public
relations and have a better attend
ance at the state fire college and
pump school held eafch year at
Other state officers at the meet
C. L. Cox, fire chief at Durham
and president of the N. C. Fire
men's Association; Donald S.
Charles, fire chief at Charlotte and
a member of the association's ad
visory committee; Charles Burkett,
fire chief at Salisbury and direc
tor of the fire college and pump
school, and John C. Wallace of
Troy, editor of the state firemen's
George A. Bischoff. Hazelwood
fire chief and president of the
WNC Firemen's Association, pre
sided over a business session and
named the following committees:
Nominating committee: Felix
Stovall of Waynesville, Gladson
Haynie of Canton, and Wayne
Creasman of Tryon: "House of
(See Firemen?Page 6)
The Clyde Woman's Club has
joined the town's "Finer Carolina"
organization in beautifying a plot
of ground near the Town Hail
which is to be used as a roadside
park for tourists.
A committee of clubwomen ?
composed of Mrs. Vance Robinson,
chairman ;Mrs. C- L. Darnell, Mrs.
Troy Stamcy, and Mrs. Roy Mc
Kinnish ? has planted grass and
flowers at the picnic spot and has
purchased a power mower for use
The women also plan to erect a
fence around the boundary of the
area and have requested picnic
tables from the state.
State Highway Commission
Makes Decision Unanimous
By W. CURTIS RU8S ? *
Editor The Mountaineer
RALEIGH ? The State Highway Commission this
afternoon unanimously approved the Pigeon River Route
for the interstate system connecting Tennessee and North
The decision came after the commission heard de
tailed reports from Will H. Rogers, Jr., chief engineer, and
R. Getty Browning, chief locating engineer. The two en
gineers gave reports on their findings following a personal
visit to the area last week.
The engineers also gave their formal report after a
long and tedious study of the T. M. Howerton report.
Howerton, an Asheville engineer, submitted proposed
plans for a route down the French Broad River.
! Largest Tax
The largest single tax payment
in Haywood County history was
made at the courthouse here Wed
nesday when the Carolina Power
and Light Co. delivered a check
for 1111,622 to Tax Collector
Bryan D. Med ford for the firm's
estimated 1955 taxes.
District Mgftager Julian Stepp
of Ashevllle said that Carolina
Power and Light pays the largest
tax bill in Haywood County be
cause of the assessment on its big
hydro-electric dam and Walters
Plant at Waterville.
The bill" was paid early, Mr.
Stepp said, In order to take ad
vantage of the discount for pre
payment of taxes.
CP&L offices in the county are
at Hazclwood and Canton.
Four men were injured in one
of three accidents investigated
during the last several days by the
State Highway Patrol.
The four men were hurt Wed
nesday afternoon when a 1954
Ford driven by Jesse Eugene
Plemmons, IB, of Hazelwood. col
lided on the Crabtree road with a
tractor driven by Carl Moore, 15,
State Patrolman W. R. Wooten
reported that the tractor came out
of a hay field onto the main high
Treated at Haywood County
Hospital and released were:
Moore, lacerations and bruises
of the left arm and leg: Plemmons,
lacerations of the face; Floyd Mil
ler, 20, of Waynesville, laverations
of the head and mouth, and David
Sutton, 22, of Waynesville, lacera
tions of the chin and face.
(See Collision?Page 6)
nai i y uuviiaiian, uuinmiuiunei
of the 14th distrkt. told The Moun
taineer within minutes after the
unanimous vote, that it was his
proposal now to suggest that
Chairman A. H. Graham and the
chairman of the Tennessee High
way Commission confer at once
with the Bureau of Public Roads
in Washington about the action of
the two states.
Tennessee requested that the
Pigeon River Route be named as
the interstate route last fall.
The action this afteraams
brought to an end a long hgrfl civic
battle for the construction of the
road down the Pigeon River gorge.
project was promised by the
State Highway Commission back in
1923 as part of the new state sys
ttm. This is the last protect in the
program -of 1923 to be given form
al approval for completion.
Some predictions have been
made that with federal funds the
road can be completed within three
There has been a lot of work
done here in the past few weeks on
the project. Not many people knew
of the long hours that went Into
many conferences on the project.
All of it was done without fanfare
Several weeks ago the Chamber
of Commerce named a committee
to follow up on the project, and
work with authorities towards to
day's session. The committee has
worked hard and long. The group
was composed of W. Curtis Russ.
chairman, D. Reeves Noland, Jona
than Woody, William Medford and
Commissioner Buchanan said in
Raleigh today he was extremely
happy over the decision.
News of the decision spread
rapidly and everyone was overjoy
ed by the news which Haywood
and western- counties have been
waiting to hear for many years.
Six miles of the road has been
graded, and the other surveyed.
Earlier this week, the four may
ors of Haywood and chairman of
the board of commissioners, sent a
joint telegram to the members of
the Highway Commission, in which
"We again urge you to meet the
(See Pigeon River Road?Page 8)
300 Women Leaders From
Nine States Due At Lake
I ? T |
Approximately 300 Methodist
women leaders of nine southeast
ern states are expected Friday
night at the Lake Junaluska Sum
mer Assembly for the annual
weekend meeting of the Wesleyan
Mrs. E. V. Ennis, Elk Creek, Va
ts southeastern jurisdictional sec
retary of the guild, an organiza
tion for employed women affiliated
with the Methodist Woman's So
ciety of Christian Service.
Mrs. Ennis said a retreat for
standing committees and a fellow
ship song service will open the
program Friday night at Lambuth
Inn. Business sessions will start at
10 a.m. Saturday in the main audi
torium, and will feature a panel
discussion on approved studies of
At 2:30 p.m. Saturday delegates
will hear an address by Miss Ethel
Watkins, staff member of the wo
man's division of the Methodist
Board of Missions, New York, fol
lowed by the annual pledge service
under the direction of Mrs. B. H.
Stout, Knoxvflle, Tenn., treasurer,
and 16 secretaries of conference
(See 300 Women?Page ?)
(Photo by Norton)
MARY CORNWELL V
Mary Cora well, Haywood Coun
ty home demonstration agent, is
the new president of the North
Carolina Home Demonstration A
gents Association. She succeeds
Mrs. Ona Humphreys of Wilson.
Miss Cornwel! was installed as
head of the 200-member organiza
tion at Raleigh last week during
the annual state Farm and Home
Week prpgram. The installing of
ficer was Miss Rebecca Caldwell
of New Bern, past president of the
Miss Cornwell has been home
agent in Haywood County for six,
years. Before coming here, she
held that post in Cherokee Coun
ty for seven years.
Miss Cornwell is past president
of the Waynesville Business and
Professional Women's Club and is
new vice president of the North
Carolina Home Economics As
A native of Hartsvilte, Tenn.,
Miss Cornweli received her B. S.
i degree from Maryville College and
did graduate work at the Univer
sity of Tennessee.
Seventy-eight pints of blood
werp contributed by donors here
Tuesday during a visit of the
American Red Cross Bloodmobile
to the First Methodist Church.
Among the donors were three
new members of the "Gallon
Club" ? T. T. Muse. Joe N. Tate,
Jr., and Mrs. Joe Liner.
|' A total of 100 persons volunteer
ed to give blood, but a number
were turned down for various rea
The visit of the Bloodmobile was
sponsored by the Haywood Post 47
of the American Legion, with J. T.
Russell in charge of arrangements.
The U &M&1
r to partly cloudy and warm
day and Friday with chance
"cial Waynesville tempera
" reported by the State Teat
Max. Min. Pr.
U 73 55
2? . 80 54
if __ 80 52 |
July Bargain Carnival In Full Swing-- July 1, 2, 5
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