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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains Natioaal Park a g
EAR NO. ?0 20 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE. N. C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 28, 1955 , $3.50 In Advance In lldpwood and Jackson Countiti
P BEETS at the WaynesviUe Cannery
igh school are Mrs. Otis Burgin (left)
Sam Carswell. Cans move through a
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tunnel under steam heat and reach the far end
at the boiling point. (See other pictures and
story, Page 1. Section 2. (Mountaineer Photo).
Imty-Wide U nited F und
n Will Be Discussed
?t Tour Returning From
With 104 Temperature!
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K.LE. Ind.?The 12th
^Lnty Farm Tour group
H morning shortly after
Hie 423-mile trip back
^^^^B last lap of the 3,500
^kich has taken them
^^^B change in time and
I H group will arrive at
Hout 8:30 for the regu
Hlon feast. Instead of,
H- planned time of 7:30.
Hit of the trip was
Hith former president
Hian in Kansas City
Hnorning. The break
Heduled for 6 a.m. but
Hsing ex-president was
^^^^br chief executive was
^^^^ky Bob Francis, and
^^^Bn made a short speech.
^^Hf his talk devoted to
^^^H(ie group to the,mid
HBhid he did not aspire
?president again, but was
^Hpn administration that
^^Hftore favorable to the
?jHttle was critical of the
^^^Riecretary of Agricul
was delayed in get
l^^^p-om Kansas City be
^^^Hne wanted their pic
^^^Bith Mr. Truman.
^^^Htour experienced heat
^^^Hes when it rolled into
lunch Tuesday, and
^^^^bsday. Through Mis
Hi better, as the group
^?rds the cool moun
Hie temperature rang
B was more than an
Binto Evansville Wed
H The original delay
^bnsas City, plus get
B^rong road, put the
Hr an hour late.
Hone agrees that this
H one of the outstand
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Bken in hospital
H. P. McCracken of
is at Bowman
H in Winston-Salem
I been a patient since
His son-in-law and
Band Mrs. Paul Fran
Heft today to be with
Classifies 10 i
The following draft classifica
tions were made by Selective Ser
vice Board 45 at a meeting this
? Class 1-A (available for induc
tion* ? Richard M. Barker, Bobby
Reed Mease, Jack Shuford Finger,
Hilliard Ervin Grasty.
Class 1-C (reserve* ? Larry
Eugene Scruggs. Charles Marvin
Clark, James Marvin Ledford,
William Ernest Lankford.
Class 4-F (rejected) ? William
I Ellis Parris, Jr., Floyd Lec Steven
The board also reveiwed the
' files of 37 class 3-A men (fathers)
whose status is unchanged.
The next board meeting will be
held August 3 at 0:30 a.m.
The board of directors of the
Haywood County Farm Bureau
will .meet at 8 p.m. in the county
agent's office at the courthouse.
Among business to be discussed
will be plans for the Farm Bureau
fall membership enrollment, the
organization's annual picnic, and
another phase of a Farm Bureau
service program, which will go in
to effect September 1.
Also scheduled are reports from
delegates to the recent Southeast
ern training school in New Or
leans. Joe Boone, president of the
county Farm Bureau; Mrs. Quay
Medford, secretary-treasurer of
the county group and secretary of
the state women's organization,
and Oral L. Yates, field represen
The annual Farm Bureau picnic
will be held Saturday, August 27,
at Camp Schaub from 4:30 until
9:30 p.m. Dr. Brice Ratchford, as
sistant director of extension at N.
C. State College will be the princi
pal speaker. Charles B. McCrary
of Fines Creek will be the program
The annual Russell Family Re
union will be held Sunday, Aug
ust 7, at the Pink Beds. Walter
Russell, president of the family
group, will be in charge. The event
will begin at 10 a.m. and continue
MISS HOWELL REMAINS
Miss Evonia Howell remains a
patient in the Haywood County
Hospital where she has been for
the past two weeks. Her condition
is reported to be much improved.
A public hearing on the possible
organization of a United Fund or
ganization in the Waynesville area
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at
If the plan appears to meet the
approval of the representatives of
various organizations present, of
ficers and a board of directors for
a United Fund will be named at
the meeting Monday night.
Among the speakers will be J.
\V. Wood, field director of the
Carolinas United Fund; Don Gil
more, a leader in the UF move
ment in Western North Carolina,
and two other individuals not yet
An invitation to attend the
meeting is being sent to civic club
members of civic clubs, service
organizations, CDP groups, and
industries, but the session is open
to the general public.
Canton has had a United Fund
for three years and one has just
been organized at Brevard. Hen
dersonville and Asheville also have
With the motto of "All Begs in
One Askit", United Fund conducts
one drive a year to benefit all
charities ? replacing the series of
fund-raising campaigns which go
on throughout the year.
The United Fund, however,
would not affect activities in
(See United Fund?Page 8)
John Parris To
Give Lecture On
John Parris, foremost authority
on the folklore of the Western
Carolina mountains, will give a
"story-telling" evening in Waynes
ville Friday night at 8 p.m. at Cen
tral Elementary School.
Few men know the mountain
legends and Cherokee Indians,
their history and lore, as does the
director of public relations of the
Cherokee Historical Association
Since childhood Parris has col
lected both written and spoken
material, handed down from gene
ration to generation, about the
mountain people. He has amassed
probably the largest library of such
material in existence, and because
of his familiarity with both it and
(See John Parris?Page 8)
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JOHN PARRIS, well known
writer and author of folklore,
will be the speaker at the civic
concert series here Friday eve
ning. 8 p.m.. Central Elementary
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Buchanan Today Asks State Commission To
Expedite Federal Bureau Decision Of Making
Pigeon River Road Part Of Interstate System
Board Will |
The North Carolina Board of
Conservation and Development has
accepted an invitation from the
Waynesvillc Chamber of Com
merce and will hold its annual fall
meeting here in October.
The invitation was extended by
the local Chamber at the spring
meeting of the Board of Conserva
tion and Development at High
Point and was accepted by the
board at its three-day midsum
mer meeting at Morehead City
which closed Wednesday.
Gov. Hodges told the Board of
Conservation and Development at
the coastal meeting that some of
the facilities at North Carolina's
ports and docks are in what he de
scribed as "disgraceful condition."
The board approved a recom
mendation of its committee on wa
ter resources that the facilities be
improved in an effort to make
them more attractive for tourists.
Turning his attention to "litter
bugs," Hodges said that citizens
should cooperate in keeping the
highways, parks and other areas
free of paper, trash and other ref
use. This, he added, is becoming
more and more of a problem.
The legislature may have to
take steps to deal with the prob
lem, the governor indicated.
2 Aliens Creek
Victims Of Polio
Last week Jean Ann Smith, 6,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
William Smith of Ptftnam St., was
taken to Asheville Orthopedic Hos
pital, where her illness was diag- (
nosed as polio.
This week her sister, Jeanette, 5,
was taken to Memorial Mission
Hospital, Asheville, also believed
to be suffering from polio, but
her diagnosis had not been com
pleted by noon today.
Neither one of the two girls has
been in school and neither has re
ceived Salk polio inoculation.
Fortunately, Jean Ann's case of
polio is non-paralytic and she has
been given a good chance for re
covery. She was termed "doing
nicely" today at the Orthopedic
Cannery Will Be
Open Two Days
The Waynesville cannery in the
rear of the high school will be
open each week on Tuesday and
Thursday from 8 a.m. until noon
until further notice, according to
Mrs. Rufus Siler, cannery super
The schedule for other county
FOUR WOULD-BE QUEENS ? These college
girls are nominees for the 1955 title of "Queen
of Junaluska" at the Methodist Summer Assem
bly. Left to right: Sylvia Camlin of Lake Juna
luska. a junior at Western Carolina College; Alice
Ferguson of Nashville, Tenn., a sophomore at
MiUsaps College, Jackson. Miss.; Norma Roberts
of Canton, a senior at Duke University, and
Frances Wannamaker of Pickens, S. C., a sopho
more at Columbia (S.C.) College. Summer resi
dents and visitors from 20 states will vote Satur
day and the queen-elect will be crowned August
13 at the traditional coronation.
Group Is Optimistic Overi
Proposed Recreation Plan'
500 Methodist Laymen From
Nine Southeastern States
Due At Junaluska Tonight
To Close Friday
Registration books for the
August 9 recreation board is
sue election in Waynesville and
li axel wood will close at 5 p.m.
Friday in both towns.
Waynesville precincts are at
the fire station here and at the
Aliens Creek School. Hazel
wood's voting place is at the
All persons who have resided
in Waynesville or llazelwood for
30 days or more is eligible to
vote in the election.
I. C. Penney
To Speak Sunday
At Local Church
.T. C. Penney, one of America's
best known merchants, will speak
at the First Methodist Church
here Sunday night at 8 p.m. His
theme ' will be: "Christian Prin
ciples in Business."
The noted merchant is being
brought here by the Waynesville
and Canton Chambers of Com
He said, "it is the duty of every
Christian layman to build a bridge
1 between the spiritual and his
(See J. C. Penney?Page 8)
Approximately 500 Methodist
laymen of nine Southeastern states
are expected to register this after
noon at the Lake Junaluska As
sembly for their annual summer
conference, tonight through Sun
Many qf the laymen are accom
panied by their families, accord
ing to advance registration. Num
erous ministers visiting this week
at the lake plan to attend the lay
J. Carlisle Holler of Columbia,
! S. C., state lay leader and presi
! dent of the Southeastern Jurisdic
I tional Methodist Board of Lay Ac
i tivities, will preside at conference
I business sessions, educational
1 workshops and leadership clinics.
! The guest speaker at tonight's
opening meeting at 8 o'clock in
the main auditorium will be Dr.
? Houton Cole, president of the
State Teacher's- College at Jack
sonville, Ala. A reception will fol
low at 9 p.m. at Lambuth Inn:
Another college president. Dr.
(See 500 Methodists?Page 6)
An enthusiastic and eflfergetic
group of civic, business and "pro
fessional leaders Tuesday night,
discussed and endorsed the joint
$175,000 bond issue fpr recreation
wpich is to be voted August 9 by
Waynesville and Jlazelwood citi
The meeting was held in the
court room, with Dr. Boyd Owen,
chairman of the Recreation Com
Speakers urged that this com
munity wait no longer in provid
ing adequate recreation for the
young people, as well as for those
who wanted a place to relax and
enjoy the fellowship of friends.
Chairman Owen reviewed the
history.of the 18-month-old 11-man
Recreation Commission, that has
been studying the project since the
proposed program began in Jan
uary 1953. 11c told how the com
mission employed Charles M.
Graves, recreation engineer of At
lanta to make a community-wide
survey, and the three cash gifts
which financed the survey: $1,000
from Heinz Rollman; $1,000 from
Dayton Rubber Company, and
$1,200 from the Jaycees.
"The master plan is a long-rqngc
program, covering frocn 20 to 25
years," Chairman Owen said. "The
program will be beneficial to both
(See Recreation?Page 8)
Haywood Art Exhibition
Rescheduled For Aug. 6-14
The county art exhibit to be
sponsored by the Waynesville
Chamber of Commerce has been
rescheduled for August 6-14, ac
cording to Mrs. Grace Stamey, who
is in charge of arrangements.
The event was originally planned
this month, but had to be post
poned when the proposed site for
the exhibit on Main St. was sold.
Present or past residents of Hay
wood County, summer residents; or
tourists may enter exhibits. How
ever, artists must be over 16 years
Rules for the civic event are:
A. Exhibits will be confined to
the following classes:
1. Original paintings in all media
(oil*, water colors, and pastels).
Exhibits In this class will be limit
ed to three entries per artist.
2. Prints?no limit.
4. Family portraits by contem
porary artists. Limited to one
portrait per family.
5. Hooked rugs.
B. Exhibits must be brought to
the exhibit hall on August 1. 2.
and 3, between the hours of 2 and
(See Art Exhibit?Page 6)
J. C. PENNEY, nationally known
merchant, will be the speaker at
the First Methodist church here
Sunday evening, 8 p.m.
14th District Is
(Special to The Mountaineer)
KALE1GH ?Commissioner Har
ry Buchanan today asked the Sfcte
Highway Commission to take action
toward expediting the formal ap
proval of the Bureau of Public
Koads to include the Pigeon River
ttoad as part of the interstate sys
tem. This was a regular meeting
>f the state commission.
Commissioner Buchanan spent
the first five days in Washington
attending a directors meeting of
the American Automobile Associa
The highway commissions of
North Carolina and Tennessee
have formally requested the Pigeon
River link to be a part of the
Commissioner Buchanan said
that the "death" of the Federal
Highway bill In the House Wed
nesday will mean a limited amount
of funds available for the program
but he was in hopes that federal
and state funds already on hand
would make it possible to get ad
ditional construction of the pro
ject under way before long. Six
miles have been graded.
"I learned in Washington, after
the House killed the bill, that plans
are already under foot to intro
duce a new bill when Congress
convenes in January. The new bill
will not have some of the objec
tionable features which members
of Coqgress found in the current
bill. We feel that the new bill
will be passed, mokjng funds avail
able by July first of next year."
the 14th district commissioner -said
An Associated Press dispatch
from Washington said that a
spokesman for the Bureau of Pub
lic Roads made the statement that
the Pigeon River Road project had
already been discussed in some
meetings. The same spokesman
said that it might take two months
to get approval on the Pigeon Road
project. It was this statement 'hat
prompted Commissioner Buchanan
today to ask the North Carolina
Commission to take steps to "ex
pedite" the federal decision.
Commissioner Buchanan said the
question of only 2.400 miles left
for interstate roads was misleadfcig
iu that it means urban connections.
In his statement to an Associated
Press reporter in Washington,
missioner Buchanan pointed out
(See Pigeon River Road?Page S>
THE REINERTSONS PLAN
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reinertson and
their son. Bruce, and Mr. Ueinert
son's brother-in-law. Harry Rees.
will leave Sunday for New York
where they will take a plane on
August 2 for London, England.
They will make a month's tour of
England, the Scandanavian coun
tries, Belgium, and Holland.
County 4-H Judging Teams
Place Second At Raleigh
Haywood Cbu'nty's 4-H Club live
stock judging team and its dairy
judging team both placed second
in competition- with other 4-H
teams from throughout North
Carolina at the annual 4-H Club
Week program at Raleigh Monday.
In livestock, the Haywood team
??massed 1130 points out of a pos
sible i.450. The winning team was [
Wilson County with 1,147 points.
In dairy judging, the Haywood |
countians scored 1.512 points out'
of a possible 1.800. In first place
was Cleveland County with 1,577
Members of the livestock team
are Veriin Edwards of Maggie,
who was fourth highest in the
state with 302 points out of 450;
Ncal Kelly of Bethel, and Jerry
i and James Ferguson of Fines
Members of the dairy team are
George Kirkpatrick. of Crabtree
Iron Duff, who was seventh in the
state with 522 out of 622 points;
Tom Garrett of Saunook. and Tom
my Davis and Arnold Phillips of
Coach of the two teams is Cecil
Brown, assistant farm agent..
As one of the four tgp teams in
the state the Haywood County 4-H
members will go to Raleigh again
to compete in their events during
state fair week in October.
The judging squads also appear
ed on a television program from
Friday Afternoon At 5 Is The Last Day To Register For Bond Election
k . ?* 4
Killed .... 1
Injured ... 59
(This Information com
piled from recerdi of
State Highway Patrol.)