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In Advance In Haywood and Jackaon Coon tie 1
flection On Recreation Bonds Set August 9
100 Masons Expected For 15th Summer Assembly
Masons from many states will
begin registration here at 10 a.m.
Sunday morning at the Waynes
ville High School gymnasium for
their annual three-day Masonic
Assembly. Some 400 are expected
here for the meeting.
F. E. Worthington, general
chairman, said that registration
will continue until 6 p.m., and a
special Masonic service will be
held at the First Methodist Church
at 8 p.m.
The service will be conducted
by the Rev. A. DeLeon Gray, of
Oxford, grand chaplain of the
Grand Council of Royal and
Select Masters in North Carolina,
assisted by Rev. Earl H. Brendall.
A social hour with refreshments
being served by members of the
Eastern Star will be held immedi
ately following the service.
R:I Companion William A.
Coble, grand steward, Will be in
charge of the program.
Monday at 9 a.m. at the high
school gymnasium, the Grand
Council will be opened.
At 2 p.m. the Assembly dele
gates will go to the Masonic
Marker at Black Camp Gap for the
annual session there. The speak
er will be Charles H. Pifgh of Gas
tonia. grand master of Masons in
At 8 p.m., the James Jackson,
Jr. chapter, Order of DeMolay, of
Asheville, will demonstrate the
initiatory degree. A. Manchest
er. chairman of the" advisory com
mittee, will be in charge. All Mas
ter Masons are Invited to attend.
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock,
the Grand Council will reconvene
with remarks by distinguished
At 2 p.m. a motorcade will tour
several spots in Western North
At 7 p.m. at a dinner at Waynes
vilie High School cafeteria, a
varied program of entertainment
will be given. At 8 o'clock an ad
dress will be made by the Rev.
Henry F. Collins, past grand mas
ter of Masons in South Carolina.
Rev. Collins is from Columbia,
Reservations are being made
here through C. B. Hosaflook,
secretary of the Masonic Assembly.
To Study Plans
For New Church
The Sonoma Baptist church in a
special business session Sunday
went on record approving the con
struction of a temporary building
instead of requesting the loan of a
portable sanctuary from the Hay
wood Baptist Association.
A committee was named to
study the needs, and prepare plans,
get prices, and present these facts
together with a plan for raising
money at an early meeting.
The committee is composed of
L. J. Tatham, Coleman York, and
Gay W. Calhoun.
Rev. Boyce R. White is pastor of
the church and D. D. York is chair
man of the board of trustees.
The Sunday meeting was held
in the Bethel Presbyterian church.
Ks WRECK claimed the life of Mrs. F.arlLne
'^Klor, 34, Sylva, about 2 p.m. July Fourth, as
? vehicle left Highway 19A, about 2 and a half
^*s East of Sylva during a hard rain and went
Bn a it-foot embankment into a corn field.
Gaylor was a passenger in the car driven
by her husband. Patrolman John C. Sides said
Gaylor lost control of the car on a curve. Neither
Gaylor nor a child were hurt. Patrolmen said the
rain and slick tires caused the accident. This
photo made by Jimmy Gray, The Sylva Herald.
Funeral service* were held yes
terday in the Rock Springs Bap
tist Church at Crabtree for "Mrs.
Earline Liner Gaylor, 34, of Sylva.
who died in an automobile accident
near Sylva on July 4.
The Rev. Robert Abrams, pastor
of the Sylva Baptist Church, and
T. T. Noland officiated. Burial
was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ralph and Ken
neth Glance, Paul Green, Bud
Liner, Lewis Clark, and Guy Mat
Mrs. Gaylor was a native of Hay
wood County and was a member
o( the Rock Springs Baptist
Church. She hati lived in Sylva
for eight years.
Surviving are the husband.
Albert W. Gaylor; one daughter by
a previous marriage, Joyce Gail
Jones; the mother, Mrs. Marion L.
! Liner of Clyde, Route 1; two sis
ters, Mrs. Lester Clark of Canton
and Mrs. Fred Glance of Clyde;
and three brothers, J. B. Liner and
D. L. Liner of Canton and Orville
Liner of Bowling Green, Ky.
Arrangements were under the
direction of Garrett Funeral Home.
In Rogers Cove
An unoccupied frame house in
Rogers Cove was destroyed by fire
at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Waynesville firemen were sum
moned to the scene, but the walls
of the house had collapsed before
Fire Chief Felix Stovall estimat
ed the damage to the dwelling
I owned by Billy Green, at $1,500.
Origin of the fire is unknown.
Waynesville firemen also made
a run to the summer cottage of
S. A. Hearne on Camak Drive on
the Junaluska Assembly grounds
where a bolt of lightning traveled
into the residence on electric
Firemen said the lightning blew
out light bulbs and caused smoke,
but no damage.
?11 Be Sold
? county commissioners have
to sell about 135 acres of
Home larm in Septem
I^Bhe officials decided to keep
^Hfive acres and the building.
^Bier this year the c-ommission
^Hecided to close the county
and to put those who were
?g that their home in licensed
K homes in the area. The
(SBnendation came from state
MM$es and after an investigation,
t commissioners found the coun
would save about $8,000 to $10,
ttH officials decided to retain
O^Hfive acres and the building
tt M case the county ever want
tnic open the county home
"UtHer present circumstances, it
peon that everyone is so well
iaaoA that the likelihood of re
enioj the place is very remote,
iww, we felt it best to retain
'nenkip of the building, and
ise tlto some individual, perhaps
?^Hnursing home," Faraday
y^Bchairman of the board of
acres which will be put
1 fomsale has about 30 acres in
?odlBd. about 50 acres under
j^^Kon. and some 55 acres in
H^Broperty is in the heart of
^^BVallcy, and is considered
the best farming land in
f j^Bty. The officials would give
^^H>atc of what the property
^H'an Green said the pro
jHm the sale of the proper
go into the county debt
cloudy, hot and humid
ttered afternoon and early
owers today and Friday.
?1 Waynerville tempera
reported by the State Test
Max. Min Pr.
I.?. . . 87 57 1.18
. 85 61 .21
85 60 .56 |
t 83 59 .14
A meeting with former president
Harry S. Truman in Kansas City,
Mo., will be an added attraction
of the 12th annual Haywood Coun
ty out-of-state farm tour. County
Agent Virgil L. Holloway has an
According to plans arranged
through Congressman George A.
Shuford, Mr. Truman will speak
to the Haywood countians at a
banquet at the New Pickwick Hotel
in Kansas City Tuesday, July 26.
At the request of Mr. Holloway,
Rep. Shuford contacted Miss Kath
ryn Folger of Washington, a native
North Carolinian and a member of
the Democratic National Commit
tee. to request that the former
chief executive meet with the farm
tour group on the 26th.
Miss Folger. in turn, got in
touch with Charles Murphy, a
close associate Qf the ex-president,
who visited Mr. Truman in Mis
(See Truman?Page 8>
The first Haywood County art
exhibit in recent years will be held
June 23-31 in the Hallett Ward
building (former James Furniture
store! under the sponsorship of
the cultural improvement commit
tee of the Chamber of Commerce.
Both regular and summer resi
dents of the county are invited to
enter three of their works in the
A special display of heraldry*,
etchings, family portraits, and
hooked rugs will be held in con
junction with the art exhibit.
Mrs. Walter Baermann, chair
man of the cultural Improvement
committee, is in charge of the ar
rangements for the event.
Concert Series Planned
By Community Committee
A series of four summer evening
programs and an art exhibition
have been set up for the enter
tainment of the general public by
the Committee for Cultural Im
provement established last winter
by the Waynesville Chamber of
The twilight programs will all
be held outdoors on Friday even
ings at 8 o'clock beginning July
19. They will include two informal
lectures and two concerts.
Although some of the events will.
be free of charge, those for which
an admission will be charged will
benefit the Haywood County Li- ,
brary Building Fund. ,
The evening events are to be
held on the grounds of the future
library, the old Ferguson Home,
corner of Haywood and Boyd Ave
nue. In case of rain, programs \
will be in the new Central Ele
mentary School Auditorium.
The art exhibit, opening Satur- |
day, July 23, through Sunday, i
Dr. Charles H. Pujfh '
Rev. A. Del.eon Gray
Rev. Henry F. Collins
MASONIC ASSEMBLY SPEAKERS during the
three-day annual event starting here Sunday will
- be Dr. Charles H- Pugh of Gastonia, grand master
' of Masons in North Carolina; the Rev. A. DeLeon
Gray of Oxford, grand chaplain of the Grand
Council of Royal and Select Masters in North
Carolina, and the Rev. Henry F. Collins of Colom
bia, S. C., past grand master of Masons in Sooth
A breaking and entering of the
Cruso drive-in Sunday night by
two young escapees from the Jack
son Training School at Concord
proved their downfall when they
were arrested the next day by
sheriff's deputy Charlie Jones oi
Sheriff Fred Campbell identi
fied the pair as Howard Matbis
of Mauney Cove and Joe Green of
Blowing Rock in Watauga. County,
and reported that they stole a
quantity of food from the drive-In
worth about $40 and approximately
two dollars in cash from a register.
They also attempted to take the
money from a cigarette machine,
but were unable to get it open.
They were arested at 11 a.m.
Monday by Deputy Jones in a
woods along Pisgah Creek, three
miles from the drive-in.
The youths admitted the theft
and also confessed that they at
tempted to steal a logging truck
in the Dutch Cove section, but
were unable to get it started. They
did, however, take some tools from
the vehicle. ?
They also related stealing a
truck in Kings Mountain and driv
ing it until it ran out of gas at
The boys will be returned to the
training school at Concord from
which they escaped two weeks ago.
In Army Hospital
Pvt. Samuel Chambers, 19, a
Cecil soldier, remains in a semi
conscious condition at the Walter
Reed Hospital. Washington, where
he was recently transferred from
a hospital at Fort Jackson.
Pvt. Chambers was injured May
7 when his car left the road above
Lake Logan. He was alone at the
time, and had arrived home on a
weekend pass at the time of the
accident. He was carried to Moore
General Hospital, and later trans
ferred to the Camp hospital in Ft.
300 Methodist Women Of
9 States, Cuba, Attending
Lake Mission Conference
Approximately 300 Methodist
women leaders of nine southeast
ern states and Cuba are enrolled
in the annual School of Missions
which opened this morning at Lake
Sponsored by the Methodist Wo
man's Society of Christian Service,
southeastern Jurisdiction, the
school will continue through July
14. Daily workshops, clinics and
study courses are being held at
Lambuth Inn, and the evening
platform hours arc in the main
Mrs. L. L. Jackson, Birmingham.
Ala., is directing the school. She
Is the Jurisdictional secretary of
missionary education for the
WSCS. The dean is Mrs. E. V.
Ennis, Elk Creek. Va., jurisdic
tional secretary of the Wesleyan
General officers of the jurisdic
tional WSCS, who are serving on
the faculty and as reserve leaders,
are Mrs. E. U. Robinson, Gallatin,
Tenn.-, president; Mrs. David Cath
cart, Miami, Fla., vice president;
Mrs. John Hoyle, Jr., Greensboro,
recording secretary, and Mrs. B. R.
Stout. Knoxville, Tenn., treasurer.
"Crown Thy Good With Broth
erhood" is the program theme.
Those in attendance include offic
ers and departmental secretaries
of the WSCS in 17 annual confer
ences of the southeast and Cuba,
plus missionaries, field workers
and guests who arc on the faculty.
Criminal Court Term
To Open Here Monday
I A heavy docket of cases will be
heard by Judge Dan K. Moore of
i Sylva during the July criminal
term of Superior Court, which is
scheduled to last only one week.
Perhaps the major c*?e on the
July docket is a charge of invol
u! '.?ry npasli'ilghter* a g a i n s i
Charles Howard Leatherwood of
Waynesville In connection with the
death of Charles Weldon Gidney.
Canton barber, in an accident at
Clyde May 2.
Leatherwood was driving a car
west on the four-lane highway at
Clyde and figured in a collision
with G'dney's car, which entered
] the highway from a street near the
j Clyde town hall.
Gidney was taken to Memorial
Mission Hospital in Asheville,
where he died a short time later.
State highway patrolmen on the
scene reported that Leatherwood
was driving recklessly and speed
The 17-year-old youth was bound
over to Superior Court on a $1,000
bond after a hearing before Police
Judge Larry H. Cagle of Clyde.
Facing the highest number of
i charges ?. six in all ? is Lewis
Wallace Green, who is accused of
driving drunk, driving after his
license had been revoked, driving
without lights, failing to stop for a
; siren, resisting arrest, and assault
(See Court?Page 8)
Miss Jean West
Dies In Florida
Miss Jean Meyer West of Way
nesville died Monday in Jackson
ville, Florida where she had made
her home with a nephew, John W.
West, Jr., since February, 1954.
She had been in ill health for
A daughter of the late Herbert
G. and Nancy Webb We6t, Miss
West was born in Kinston in Au
gust, 1879. She moved to Way
nesville with her family during her
girlhood and lived here until she
went to Florida.
She attended private schools
here and Was employed for a num
ber of years In the commisary of
the England-Walton Company at
Hazelwood. In later years she was
(See Miss West?Page 8)
Individuals engaged in setting
off fireworks at Lake Junaluska
MJonday night escaped possible in
jury when a spark from a Roman
candle or skyrocket set off a large
j pile of fireworks. ?
When only about a fourth of the
fireworks had been set off, the
stockpile, worth more than $100,
suddenly became ignited and ex
ploded in some 30 seconds.
A warning cry of "fire!" permit
ted the group putting off the
pyrotechnics to abandon the scene
In time to escape injury. One teen
aged boy, however, had his cloth
ing burned in the incident.
The fireworks were set off near
the site of the new youth center.
In past years they were ignited
near the cross.
For July 13
Haywood's third and final lamb
I pool of the year will be held Wed
I nesday, July 13, at the Clyde
stockyards, according to County
agent Virgil L. Holloway. .
Producers entering lambs in the
pool are asked to notify the coun
ty agent's office not later than this
Saturday at noon.
All lambs must be in not later
than 10 a.m. on the 13th. The sale
is expected to be over by 2 p.m.
Last month's pool proved to be
the biggest in county history when
more than 400 lambs were sold.
Approximately 300 are expected to
be consigned at the coming sale.
Present at the stockyards in
Clyde will be Sam Buchanan, ani
mal husbandry specialist at N. C.
State College, who will discuss
various phases of sheep production
and marketing and answer ques
tions from farmers.
Tucker Heads New County
Cerebral Palsv Association
The United Palsy Association of
Haywood County was formed Wed
Officers elected at the organiza- i
tional meeting Included president,
Ned J. Tucker; vice president, Rev.
Earl H. Braidall; secretary-treas- \
urer, Mrs. Raymond Caldwell.
A board of directors, elected in i
addition to the officers, included: i
Mrs. Sam L. Queen, Mrs. C. H
Leatherwoo^ F. C. Grew, Dr. i
George W. Brown, James Harden
Howell, Jr.,. Mrs. Howard Hryson
Mrs. Joe S. Davis and Miss Esther
Mr. Tucker said in regard to the
organization, "The association was
formed for these purposes: (1) to
promote the general welfare of
persons handicapped with cerebral
palsy: (2) to plan, promote and as
sist in the establishment, mainten
ance and operation of training cen
ters or clinics for th (-education,
social and physical betterment of
such persons; (3) to establish and
(Soe Toeker?Page ?>
To Vote On
Officials of Waynesville and
Hazelwood have set Tuesday, Aug
ust 9 as the date of the special
bond election calling for a vote on
issuance of. $175,000 in bonds for
a recreation center for the two
Based on a pro rata share.
Waynesvllle's part of the program
would be $136,500 and Hazelwood
The election dates were set, and
the machinery for the election
completed at the request of the
11-njan Recreation Commission
named about 18 months ago, and
who have been working on details
of the program since that time. Dr,
Boyd Owen is chairman of the com
The election date was set yester
day by the two boards of alder
The first proposition to be voted
on August 9th is upon the issuance
of the bonds in the respective
towns, (Waynesville $136,500 and
Hazelwood $38.5001 for the cost of
acquiring land within the towns
for use as a public park and play
ground and of construction there
on a swimming pool, a playground,
and buildings suitable for public
recreation and of acquiring origin
al equipment suitable therefor,
and (2) authorise the levy and col
lection of an annual tax sufficient
to pay the principal of an interest
on said bonds, and also approve the
indebtedness to be incurred by
the issuance of said bonds.
The second proposition which
will appear on the ballots in the
August 9th election, is: "Shall the
town levy, annually, a special tax
of not more than ten eoots each
$100 ?*a$aapff,vplpat*6ii of the tax
able property jk HIMn said town for
providing, concocting and main
taining a supervised recreation
The polls will open at 6:30 a.m.
and close at 6:30 p.m.
The ffcglstration books in each
town will be open from Friday,
July 22, through Friday July 29.
The hours will be from 9 a.m. un
til 9 p.m. Saturday, and until 5
p.m. on other dayj. ?
The registrar for the precinct
at the Fire Station. Waynesville. is
Mrs. Ruth Kelly, with R. L. Coin
and Henry Davis, judges. The Al
iens Creek registrar is Vance Muse
with Charlie Duckett and Hilliard
Page, judges. Voting will be at the
Aliens Creek school for that pre
Hazelwood's voting place is the
town hall, with Mrs. Raymond
Crawford registrar and Mrs. Ru
dolph Sarswell and Mrs. Carroll
When the question oF a recrea
tion center was first brought up
some months ago, a $1,000 donation
by Heinz Rollman enabled the
committee to bring in a consulting
recreation engineer of Atlanta, who
made a survey and study of the
community. He presented a pro
posal, which was enthusiastically
received by a large group of citi
zens at a mass meeting In the
The committee comprising the
Recreation Commission is com
posed of Dr. Owen, chairman, John
Carver, Paul Davis. Henry Davis,
G. C. Ferguson, Jonathan Woody,
Joe Cline, Lawson Summerrow.
C. E. Weatherby, Sam Lane, and
Garden Cliib Council
Will Meet Monday
The Waynesville Council of
Garden Clubs will meet Monday.
July 11 at 10 a.m. in the home of
Mrs. Virgil Smith on the Soco
Gap Road, near Lake Junaluska.
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