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fi YEAR INU. 55 \Z FAUES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 11, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In llaywood and Jackson Countiei
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I en traffic cases Vere
re Superior Court re
lunch today, for the
r of the one-week term,
Djin K. Moore, Sylva,
Thad D. Bryson, Jr.,
le traffic cases in which
uiltjj would be entered,
?fendants lined up for
cases the arresting of
heard by the court,
s Just told the court of
stances, and received
ges ran from speeding
trunk. The fines were
id costs for the lesser
1200 and costs for some
endants charged with I
members of the Grand
named this morning,
rve with the nine nam
uary. Each member on
ury serves for a term
nan last February will
serve as foreman un
members named today
fid F. Smith, W. B.
V. Underwood, Jr., H.
r. V. Poston, Millard
and Hugh Hall,
named last February
ay, W. G. Bryant, Rob
Wayne Price, Way
i Cook, Dillard Hoop
Messer and Foreman
Bement of 2,000 tobacco
I Haywood County Is ex
B be completed within the
Blays, according to A. W.
B ASC county manager.
Bimately 1,650 burley plots
Heady been measured ?
? still to go, Mr. Ferguson
Percentage of fields found
? excess of allotments has
I slightly since last week
Low between a fourth and
K early stages of the ASC
^ment program, half of all
pjtceeded their allotments.
ms are mailed daily to those
Norplant allotments, and
fire given 10 days to re
Iher disposition or re
lenL After the 10-day
cpires, the farmer may
est disposition, in order I
the penalty, but he will
sued a red card, and will
price support on tobacco
rketed. The charges for
n of excess are S3 per 1
$6 for remeasuring.
ige is found to be within
i when measured, refund
I be made. If still in ex
extra charge of $1 per
I be made to bring acre
It Tuesday Night
Hular monthly meeting of
? of directors of the Mer
Hsociation will be held at
?Tuesday at the Chamber
Bg at the meeting will be
^bre, association president.
Bsters to meet
Hzelwood Boosters Club
B their regular monthly
^?eting Thursday, July 14.
m 1 p.m.
^?rson is president and will
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DOWN THE DRAIN goes 12 gallons of moon
shine whiskey, being poured out by (left to right)
Chief of Police Orville Noland, Patrolman Fran
cis Reece, and Patrolman Coleman Swanger back
of the police station. The non-tax-paid liquor
was confiscated by Patrolman Swanger at 5:30
a.m. June 27 when he halted a car near Five
Points, driven by Grover Rich, accompanied by
' Jarvis Caldwell and Roscoe Caldwell, all of
Maggie. The three men paid fines and costs
totaling $142 on charges of transporting the
illicit liquor. Rich's car, a 1940 Ford, will be
put up for public sale .July 22, with the proceeds
to go into the county school fund. The schools
also benefit from the fines paid by the trio.
:loudy, warm and humid
ered thundershowers oc
nostly in the afternoon
ported by the State Test
Max. Min. Pr.
83 80 .08
81 61 .20
80 60 .62
500 Expected To Attend ? Ha^w??d
in c ?l -j ?c i- County Men
7-Day Southwide Meeting Are inducted
A. R. Leatherwood
Of Clyde Lions
A. R. Leatherwood was install
ed as president of the Clyde Lions
Club at a meeting Friday night in
the basement of the Clyde Central
Methodist Church. He succeeds
Other .officers installed were:
F. F. Roper, first vice presi
dent: Robert Yost, second vice
president; Hugh McCracken. third
vice president; Harry Linder, Tail
Twister; Larry Cagle, Lion Tamer;
G. C. Haynes and Roy McKinnish,
The instating officer was F. E.
Shull of Canton, chairman of Lions
To Meet Here
Lawrence B. Leatherwood of
WaynesyUle, newly elected gover
nor oSf Lions District 31-A. and 14
other district officers will be in
stalled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at
the Central Elementary School
Approximately 230 Lions and
their wives from 45 Lions Clubs
of District 31-A ? from Ellenboro
to Murphy ? are expected to at
tend the district installation.
Also to be installed are:
Harry Whisenhunt of Waynes
ville, cabinet secretary-treasurer;
Herman Brauer of Andrews, de
puty district governor of Region
1; W. E. Michael, Jr. of West
Asheville, deputy district governor
of Region 2; G. W. Conard of Bak
ersville, deputy district governor
of Region 3; Alan A, Taylor of
Skyland, deputy district governor
(See Lions?Page Six)
REUBEN B. ROBERTSON. JR.
president of the Champion Paper
and Fibre Company, has an
nounced his "conditional" ac
ceptance of an appointment as
deputy secretary of defense,
effective Sept. 1, 'succeeding
Robert |. Anderson of Texas.
Tentative plans are for Reuben
B. Robertson, Sr.. to take over
his previous position as head of
A Southwide Missionary Confer
j once will open Thursday night at
the Lake Junaluska Methodist As
sembly and run through July 20
with an expected registration of
500 men, women and youth.
The conference is sponsored by
the Methodist Board of Missions
in the Southeastern Jurisdiction,
headed by the board president. Dr.
Walter C. Gum, Methodist district
superintendent at Richmond, Va.
The conference program will in- j
elude daily platform speakers, a I
workshop for laymen who are j
chairmen of Commissions on Mis
sions in their local churches, and
special sessions for youth groups, j
Another Southwide meeting j
opening Thursday at Shackford i
Hall will be a leadership workshop !
for 250 leaders of the Methodist
The workshop will continue
through July 21, sponsored by the
Methodist Board of Education,
Nashville, Tenn. The Rev. Wal
lace Chappell of the board staff
will direct the program. The dean
will be Clarence Hampton of Mem
Meanwhile, the daily platform
speakers today through Wednes
day in the auditorium are Dr.
Vcrner S. Mumbulo at 11 a.m.,
and Dr. Harold A. Bosley at 8 p.m.
Dr. Mumbulo it pastor of the Nar
din Park Methodist Church in De
troit, Mich., and Dr. Bosley is pas
tor of First Methodist Church,
Sharing the platform hours
Thursday and Friday will be the
(See 500 At Lake?Page Six)
Eight Haywood County men left
for Knoxville today and induc
tion into the armed forces. They
James Vaughn Twiggs of Can
ton, Eric Beraza of Waynesville,
Harold Hardy Medford of Jones
Cove, J. E. Williams of Bethel, Ray
Junior Wright of Route 1, Canton.
Don Revelle Chamers and Palmer
Belmont Caldwell of Iron Duff,
kand Jimmie Dale Galloway of Rat
^ Following the departure of the
draftees, Selective Service Board
45 held a meeting at its headquar
ters on the third floor of the court
At the meeting it was disclos
ed that Haywood County will not
send any inductees to the armed
forces in August. This is believed
due to the heavy rate of enlist
ment by high school graduates in
3rd Lamb Pool
Approximately 250 lambs are ex
pected to be entered at the coun
ty's third and final lamb pool of
the year at the Clyde stockyards
Lambs must be brought to the
pool between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
on Wednesday, County Agent Vir
gil L. Holloway said.
Sam Buchanan, animal husban
dry specialist at N. C. State Col
lege will be at teh lamb pool to
discuss sheep production and mar
keting with county farmers,
Study Committee Will Be
Named At An Early Date
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t\ sevcn-memDer couniy-wiac ?
committee is expected to be named |
this week to study the integration
question in Haywood County.
Lawrence Leatherwood, county j
superintendent of education said
that a joint meeting is set for
sometime this week between the
County Board and the Canton
School Board to name the com
Indications are that Leatherwood
and Rowe Henry, superintendent of
Canton schools will serve as ex
officio members of the board.
Some counties have already nam
ed such a board, comparable to
the state board, of which Senator
William Medford is a member.
Superintendent Leatherwood has
been in conference with state offi
cials recently in regard to the
recommended study method on the
subject. "I will pass this infor
mation along to the committee
when named sometime this week,"
Lower Iron Duff Tract
Auctioned For $5,645
Fourteen acres of land owned by
Miss Charity Chambers In Lower
Iron Duff was sold at auction for
$3,645. Saturday afternoon.
The property was divided hi 10
lots and tracts, and was bid in by
five individuals. The sale was con
ducted hy West and Cosset.
Highway Officials Of Two States
To Request Federal Bureau Public
Roads To OK Pigeon River Route
Likes Route Says
Formal request by two states
that the Pigeon River Route be put
on the interstate system is being
made. This announcement came
through Harry Buchanan, commis
sioner of the 14th district, who led
the campaign to get the formal ap
proval of the route by the North
Carolina Highway Commission.
W. H. Rogers, Jr., chief engin- |
eer, has written the Tennessee
State Highway Commission telling
them of the action of the North
Carolina Commission on June 30th
when the approval was made for
the Pigeon River Road.
Commissioner Buchanan said he
called B. T. McWhorter, regional
engineer of the division office of
several states, Atlanta, of the de
cision on the night the commis
sion met, and that the Federal
Bureau of Roads engineer express
ed delight in the news.
"He told me the same thing he
did last September when 1 ap
proached him on the subject af
ter Tennessee had asked for the
designation of the Pigeon River
Route for the interstate system,"
Commissioner Buchanan said.
"I am going to Washington as a
member of the highway committee
i of the American Automobile As
sociation on July 23, and plan to
look into the status of the high
way program as it affects the Pi
geon River Road at that time," the
"This is a big area project, and
not just a local road as some peo
ple might try to have you believe,"
Of Credit Bureau
Plans for establishment of a
"Merchants Association Credit
Bureau" have been completed and
credit information is now being
compiled by area merchants and
the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber office will act as a
clearing house for the credit
Merchants are now preparing
lists of their past-due accounts,
which will be turned over to the
credit bureau unless arrangements
are made for the payment of over
Form letters are being sent by
the Merchants Association to those
whose accounts are overdue.
Canton Lions To Hear
Haywood Farm Agent
County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
way will be the principal speaker
at a meeting of the Canton Lions
Club at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Glen
Turner Cathey will be In charge
of the program.
AMONG THE LEADERS at the 15th Annual
Summer Masonic Assembly now in session here
include their five Tar Heel leaders in the work.
They are shown as they discussed the Assembly
at the reception given in the dining room of the
Methodist church after the special services Sun
day night, when some 300 attended. Left to right:
Dr. Charles Harrison Pugh, Grand Master, An
cient Free & Accepted Masons of N. C.. Gastonia;
W. N. Harper. Grand Commander, Knights Temp
lar of N. C., Charlotte; W. H. Elder. Grand
Master. Royal A Select Masters of N. C., Durham;
T. R. Ksterling, Grand High Priest, Grand Chap
ter Royal Arch Masons of N. C., Rocky Mount;
and Rev. A. DeLeon Gray, Grand Chaplain,
Grand Council Royal A Select Mt|,ters of N. C.,
Oxford. (Mountaineer photo).
A Dell wood Road woman was In
jured at 1 p.m. Friday in one of
five traffic accidents investigated
during the- past several days by
the State Highway Patrol.
Hurt was Mrs. George Mehaffey.
who suffered cuts and bruises of
the head and left shoulder while
riding with her husband.
Patrolman V. E. Bryson reported
that the Rev. George F. Mehaffey,
driving west on the Soco Gap
Road in Jackson County near the
state roadside park applied the
brakes on his 1952 Chevrolet,
causing the vehicle to skid on the
wet pavement Into a ditch.
Mrs. Mehaffey was thrown out
of the vehicle as the car swerved
off the road.
Damage to the Mehaffey car was
estimated at $50.
Driving on the Lake Logan
road near the intersection .with N.
C. 276 at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oran
Burnette lost control of his 1949
DeSoto on a steep curve and
crashed into a fence, causing dam
age to the vehicle estimated at
$200, according to a report by
Patrolman W. R. Wooten.
Burnette learned to drive a
(See Wreck?Page Six)
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4-H Exchange Club
Group Due Back
Here Late Today
Twenty-seven members of the
Haywood County 4-H Exchange
Club and six adult leaders are
scheduled to arrive in the county
late today after a week's stay with
4-H members in Weld County,
The group left Greeley, Colo,
Saturday, spent the night in Wichi
ta, Kan., spent Sunday night in
Cairo, 111., and had lunch today at
The 4-Her's left Waynesville
Tuesday, June 29.
Next year, the Haywood Ex
change club will be host to the
Adults on the tour have been
Cecil Brown, assistant farm agent,
and Mrs. Brown; Miss Jean Chil
ders, assistant home agent; Joe
Turner of the Fines Creek High
School faculty; Mrs. Ray Seay of
Fines Creek, and Buddy Rogers
of Asheville, the bus driver.
Masonic Assembly Opens,
Program Held At Marker
One hundred Masons from North
Carolina registered at WayneKvUle
High School during the first of
three days of the 15th annual
Masonic Assembly here. Many
more registered this morning and
others are expected later today.
Most of the lodge members are
accompanied by their wives.
Three hundred attended the
special Masonic service held Sun
I day night at the First Methodist
Church, where the message was
brought by the Rev. A. DeLeon
Gray of Oxford, grand chaplain of
the Grand Council of Royal and
Select Masters In North Carolina.
A highlight of today's program
will be the annual visit to the
Masonic marker at Black Camp
Gap, where the speaker will be Dr.
Charles H. Pugh of Gastonia,
grand master of North Carolina
At 8 p.m., the James Jackson,
Jr. chapter, Order of DeMolay, of
Asheville, will demonstrate the
initiatory degree. F. 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
ville 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,
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ward had
as their guests for the weekend
Mrs. Ward's brother and sister-in
law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Robin
son of Milledgemille, Ga.
lentine, Miss Mary Ruth Norris,
Father Lawrence Ci Newman, and
; Mrs. Osee Morton.
Work Started On Grounds
For 5 Outdoor Concerts
AMERICAN LEADERS discuss plans for the
quadrennial meeting of the World Federation of
Methodist Women to be held August 27-30, 1956,
at the Lake Junaluska Methodist Summer As
sembly. Left to right: Miss Dorothy MoConnell,
New York, co-editor of World Outlook, monthly
magazine of the Methodist Board of Missions,
who is program chairman. Mrs. Paul Arlington,
Jackson, Miss., vice president of the federation,
and Mrs. David J, Cathcart, Lakeland. FU.. vice
president of the Methodist Woman's Society of
Christian Service, Southeastern Jurisdiction,
which will present the American unit as host.
The federation has a membership of 4,500,000
in 34 countries.
Work of clearing the grounds,
and installing lights for the series
of outdoor programs got under way
this morning on the new Library
site at the corner of Haywood
and Boyd Avenue.
The first of the series of pro
grams will be given Friday even
ing. at 8 p.m., with an illustrated
lecture by Arthur Stupka. natural
ist of the Park. There will be no
admission for this program.
The programs are being given
for the benefit of the Haywood
County Library, and are being ar
ranged by the Cultural committee
of the Chamber of Commerce,
headed by Mrs. Walter Bacrmann.
Assistance for clearing the
grounds is being made by the
Town, while James Kilpatrick.
member of the Library Board is
in charge of ground arrangements.
Other members of the commit
tee include, besides Kilpatrick,
Charles lsley, Mrs. Richard Bar
ber, Mrs. Grace Stamey, Mrs. Lois
Briggs Hendry. Mrs. Frieda Knopf,
W. Sherrod McCall, Mrs. A. L.
Riegg. Miss Marguerite Russ.
Charles Way and Mrs. Way, and
Miss Margaret Johnson.
Those who have assisted in pre
paring publicity material are Miss
Sally Stovall. Miss Julia Ann Sto
vall. Miss Mary Cornwell, Mrs. H.
P. McCarroll, Mrs. Ben Sloan. Mrs.
Jonathan Woody, Mrs. W. H. Lee.
The Rev. T. E. Robinett, Miss Bal
Injured ... 56
(This Information com
piled from records ol
Stats Hlfkway Patrol.)