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_ *3-50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackaon Countiei
kources Of First
[te Bank Reach
IS F. BURGESS
Burgess, member of
acuity, has been named
the Electronics Divis
es and Industries for
In North Carolina. The
came during the an
tnce in secondary and
s held this week at
College in Banner
> was chairman of the
which revised the pro
t coming year.
?id plans were to write
; on electronics to be
the state for use in the
an increasing need to
idustry into our educa
ram, and while our
s increased 20 per cent
rolina last year, there
than one-third of the
lustry available." Bur
atives of contractors,
agencies, and industry
le definite shortage of
- in the state.
Is teaching an adult
1 electronics as well as
his duties as a member
The resources of the First State
Bank, llazelwood, went above the
one million dollar mark Tuesday
for an all-time record, according
to Jonathan Woody, president of
the bank who holds the same office
of the First National Bank, Way
The First State Bank will ob
serve its 9th birthday on Septem
ber 9. When it was organized in
1946 the capital was $25,000. To
day with resources over a million
dollars, the bank has a capital of
$25,000, surplus of $25,000 and over
$10,000 in undivided profits and
The bank now has 1,180 deposit
ors, according to John Smith,
Other officials of the bank be
sides President Woody are; Joe S.
Davis, vice president, C. N. Allen,
vice president, and John Smith,
Directors are: R. L. Prevost.
chairman, J. H. Woody, C. N. Al
len, L. N. Davis and J. E. Massie.
Miss Mary Sue Crocker and Miss
Peggy Plemmons are tellers.
President Woody said, in making
the announcement, "we are happy
over the continued growth of this
bank and the fact that it is serving
a definite need in Hazelwood and
surrounding area. Of course this
Lank, like all others, is a member
ai the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation, and the First State
Bank offers banking facilities that
are on a par with banks many
County Home Land
To Be Offered For
Sale Sept. 17
The county commissioners are
giving notice that the 140-acre
county home tract will be sold at
auction September 17, at' 10 a.m.
The farm will be divided into
small tracts and offered for sale.
The commissioners discontinued
use of the county home when all
those in the home were assigned
to nursing homes throughout the
area. This move was recommend
ed by state agencies, aind has prov
en to be a substantial savings to
k CDP members are
f of the West Pigeon I
wo CDP groups met at 1
3ap at 10 this morning
t of their all-day pro
lark, chairman of the
i CDP is leader of the
unity, while Robert
lairman of the White
ing schedule called for
est Pigeon, with a pic
Jethel school at noon,
on will be devoted to
interested in driving
'< this year are request
t the high school, Aug
10 to take drivers' tests,
ions applying for the
id taking the tests can
The Iron Duff Community will
observe Homecoming Sunday, Aug
ust 21, with a program at Davis
Chapel Methodist Church.
The morning sermon will be de
livered by the Rev. Paul Grogan,
pastor of Riverside Baptist
Mrs. W. O. Henderson will con
duct a memorial service for resi
dents who have died during the
A picnic lunch will be served at
Mark Stamey Bound To
Court Under $500 Bond
Mark Stamey, 28, was bound
over to Superior Court under $500
bond by Mayor J. H. Way on
charges of breaking and entering.
Police arrested Stamey as he ran
from the rear of the Boyd Whole
sale place, where Chief Orville
Noland said Stamey had gotten
part of the way into the building
about 1:30 a.m.
vood Citizens Invest
18 In Savings Bonds
iidy and warm today
with Mattered alter
by the State Test
Max. Min. Pr.
73 63 .39
82 59 .01
80 60 .01
Citizens of Haywood County in
i vested $14,418.75 in U. S. Savings
Bonds during July, it was announc
| cd today by J. E. Massie, county
Purchases in the stale during
July totaled $4,296,553 according
to the official report, which is an
increase of 18 per cent over last
July. This is a new July record,
topping all other sales for the
month in the past 10 years.
For the first seven months this
year sales of bonds in the state
have totaled $33,204,488, which is
21 per cent greater than the same
period in 1954.' ^
CONGRATULATIONS, Dr. Robert Owen, second
from left, tells Sam McCrary, the newly elected
president of the Maggie Valley Kiwanis Club.
The club was organized Tuesday night at the
Mamie School. On the left is Wilson Fisher, sec
retary-treasurer of the club, and looking on is
Lt. Governor F.arly Lee, of Asheville.
Civic Band To
Waynesville's Civic Band will
give its second concert of the
season at 8 p.m. Friday on the
Charles Isley, director, said,
the band would present about
the same program which brought
so much favorable comment at
the first concert two weeks ago.
I A special request was made for
a repeat performance.
The band, organized this sum
mer, is composed of about forty
pieces. Its personnel includes
business and professional men
and women, housewives, summer
visitors, college students, and a
few selected high school stu
The first program was given
as a library benefit. The pro
gram tomorrow night will be en
Host To Francis
Cove For Tours
More than 200 citizens of Rat
cliffe Cove and Francis Cove en
joyed an all-day community tour
and program of Ratcliffe Cove
j The group met at the Baptist
church, and the first stop was a
dairy barn and corn project of
Then the group circled the Muse
t Development, a housing project,
and back to Elizabeth Chapel,
where interior improvements had
At the F. L. Leopard farm the
g-oup saw three projects, corn, |
tomatoes and poultry, and at the
Bramlett Stone residence a special
A sheep project was shown at
the Ed Fincher farm, and then a
1 visit was made to the Harley
Francis tobacco field.
Beef cattle was featured at the
Jack Felmet farm, and the Carl
Jones residence was shown, fol
lowed by a visit to the tobacco
field of Herbert Francis.
The group returned to the Bap
tist church for the bountiful picnic
dinner. One visitor remarked that
there had never been so much food
spread on one table.
After the dinner, the group went
to the recreation center for the
A group of Ratcliffe Cove chil
dren sang some songs prior to the
j community singing.
Dale McElroy of Francis Cove
won the bubble gum contest.
A Francis Cove horse shoe team
of Frank Christopher and Jimmy
Harrison won over Wade Francis
and Tom Howell. The Ratcliffe
Cove women's team of Nellie Palm
er and Grace Kirkpatrick, out- |
I pointed the Francis Cove team of
Mrs. Hazel Frady and Georgie
(See Ratcliffe Cove?Page 6) I
Sam McCrary Heads New
Maggie Valley Kiwanis
The Maggie Valley Kiwanis Club
was formally organized Tuesday
night as 28 applied for member
ship in the organization, and elect
ed officers. This is, the third Ki
wanis Club in Haywood, and the
sponsor of organizing was the Can
ton club, with Dr. Robert Owen
Sam McCrary was named presi
dent of the new club, with Carl
Henry vice president and Wilson
Fisher, secretary-treasurer. The 7
man board of directoros is com
posed of Robert Ferguson, John
Medford. Archie Sales, Norval
Rogers, Fred Moody, Fred Henry
and Clayton R. Alexander.
The organizational meeting was
held at the Maggie school, with
Warren Kimsey, international rep
resentative, of Chattanooga, dis
cussing the purpose, and mechan
ics of organizing and operation of
Early Lee, Lt. Governor of Ki
wanis, Asheville, was also present,
as were a number of members of
the Canton club.
The Canton club has organized
five clubs thus far this year, which
establishes a new International
record. Other clubs organized in
clude: West Asheville, Murphy,
Using No Vacancy
Sign During Rush
"How is business ut your
place. Rill?" a reporter asked
Jolly Bill Plemmons, jailer.
"Last weekend it was good.
Had a house fulL Most of them
just over nighters charged with
being drunk. At one time 1
thought I would have to hang
out a 'no vacancy' sign," replied
the humorous jailer.
"But it is different now. Busi
ness is way off. Just got a few?
some of my old regulars, you
know; something 'bout like a
half dor.en. I got plenty of room
Sj'lva, Bryson City and Murphy.
Members of the Canton club at
tending the organizational meet
ing of the Maggie Valley club in
cluded: Cecil Prem, Burgin Beatty,
R. T. Lanning, Tom Best, Charles
Fullam, G. F. Waddell, and John
Haywood Baptist Meeting
Set Tuesday - Wednesday
The 70th annual session of the
Haywood Baptist Association will
begin a two-day session Tuesday,
9:45 at the Eatcliffe Cove Baptist
church, with Rev. T. E. Robinett.
moderator, in charge.
The Association will meet with
three churches during the two-day j
program. The morning and after- '
noon sessions Tuesday will be at
the Ratcliffe Cove church. The
Tuesday evening program will be
held at the Barberville church,
while the Wednesday morning and
afternoon sessions will be at the
Woodland Baptist church.
The Association, last year report
ing 11,261 Baptists in the county,
is expected to attract large crowds
again this year at all sessions.
The opening session Tuesday
will be song and scripture by Rev.
Gay Chambers, followed by the
formal adoption of the program.
Rev. T. E. Erwin will give a report
for the executive-promotion com
mittee. Moderator Robinett will
appoint committees and transact
miscellaneous business matters.
Rey. Mr. Robinett will report on
the cooperative program, and Rev.
Elmer Greene, associational mis
sionary will give a report on as
A message on missions will be
given by Rev. E. L. Spivey, while
Rev. John Smith will deliver the
annual sermon at noon, with ad
journment for lunch set at 12:30.
The afternoon session will be
gin at 1:30, with Rev. Paul Grogan
in charge of the devotional period.
Reports will be given as follows;
Sunday School, B. A. Horton;
I training union. Vaughn Hall; Wo
! man's Missionary Society, Mrs.
Hoy Medford, and brotherhood,
Following the reports-, the con
vention will go into a business ses
sion, discuss revisions of the con
stitution, report of the nominating
committee and the election of of
Present officers rre, besides
Moderator Robinett; vice moder
(See Haywood Baptists?Page 6)
Mrs. Rufus Siler Wins
Flower Show Sweepstakes
Mrs. Rufus Siler won the sweep
I stakes award at the annual flower
land vegetable show presented by
the Richland Garden Club Wednes
day in the Waynesville High
School cafeteria Her prize was a
silver and cD'^tal bowl given
through the courtesy of Kurt Gans
Mrs. A. R. Riegg won the tri
color for the best artistic flower
arrangement and Mrs. Gordon
Cagle of Hemphill won the tri
color for the best horticulture
specimen. Mrs. Riegg's arrange
merit was of dark red zinnias in a
pewter pitcher and Mrs. Cagle's
winning specimen was of tuberous
begonias. The tri-color is the high
est award given for a single entry
in a flower show.
Danny Leatherwood, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Irving Leatherwood, won
first place in the children's divi
sion and was presented a prize,
also given by Kurt Gans Jewelers.
His entry was a dish garden.
The show, called "Midsummer
in the Mountains." was presented
(See Flower Show?Page 3)
Organization Of United
Fund Program Completed
Dr. t ender Is
Dr. J. E. Fender was named
president of the WaynesviUe-Jtaz
elwood - Lake Junaluska United
Fund at the organizational meeting
here Monday night. Dave Fclmet
was named chairman of the cam
paign committee, as a representa
tive group from throughout the
county met and formally or
ganized for staging the United
Fund campaign this fall.
Dr. Fender was named temporary
chairman at a meeting two weeks
ago. when representatives met and
decided to stage the United Fund
Campaign in this area of Haywood.
The other half of Haywood is cov
ered by the Canton United Fund
Other officers included: firrt vice
president, L. N. Davis; second vice
president, Claud Allen; secretary.
Miss Mary Medford, and treasurer,
J. B. Silcr.
The admissions, budget and fi
nance committees, were combin
\ ed into one group, and include:
Paul Davis, chairman; Hugh Mas
sie. Henry Davis, Ernest Edwards,
Russell Fultz. John Johnson and
The promotion committee is W.
Curtis Russ, newspaper; Ken Fry,
The executive committee is com
posed of ail officers, chairmen of
committees, and three directors,
who are: Virgil Holloway, John
Moore and Mrs. Rubye Bryson.
The board of directors are:
Three year terms: Charlie Wood
ard, John Carver. Mrs. Ilia Camp
bell, Miss Edna Summerrow, Wit
laid Moody, Richard Bradley, Sam
Lane. Elmer Hendricks, Milas Fer
guson, Ralph Summerrow, Frank
Davis, Mrs. Mark Fergcson, John
Moore. W. L. Turner, L. Z. Mes
ser and Russell Fultz.
Those named for two years are:
Clenn Brown, Glenn Hipps. Virgil
Holloway, Dave Hyatt, Frank
Moore, Dr. Stuart Robcrson, Mrs.
Rubye Bryson, Charles Way, Rob
ert Winchester, Walter Ketner, Kay
Allen, Mrs. Troy Leatherwood, Roy
l'arkman, Bob Tippett and Leo
The group named for one-year
terms were: Lawrence Leather
wood, Lee Davis, Kim Parham,
Miss Mary Sue Crocker. Hye
(See United Fund?Page 6>
First Graders Must Have
Birth Certificates On
Opening Day Of School
All children entering school for
the first time this year must have
birth certificates on opening day,
Lawrence Leatherwood, county
Superintendent of Education, an
Only children who were born on
or before October lfl, 1949 will be
enrolled. Presentation of birth
certificates will be a requirement
DR. J. E. FENDER, president of
the United Fund of this com
DAVE FELMET has been named
campaig- nmanager for United
Large Crowds Attending
Junaluska Camp Meeting
Huge Turnip Tips
Scales At 11};
Grown At Saunook
I A bumpfr crop of turnips
1 seems in evidence, if the sample
brought to The Mountaineer by
Mrs. John McCall. of Saunook is
The huge purple top turnip,
as large as a man's hat, weighs
11 1/4 pounds.
Mm. McCall reports, that the
turnip is just one of many large
ones in the row in her garden at
Rolling Meadows, on the Davis
There is enough turnip in this
one to make all the pickled tur
nips that even Pa Vokum could i
eat in one winter.
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200 Make Tour Of
Upper Crabtree residents were
hosts to the Thickety community
Tuesday when the annual farm and
home tour, sponsored by the CDP
Around 200 persons from the
two communities participated in
the day's program.
The Thickety CDP Is headed by
T. J. Fletcher and the Upper
Crabtree by J. B. James.
The visitors were met at the
Crabtree-Iron Duff School and
directed over the community by
the chairman and members of the
county agent's staff.
The first stop was ,al the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Messer. From
there the tour continued to Jack
Rogers to see his sheep; to the
cemetery where improvements and
maintenance were explained. The
group was then shown a tobacco
priming demonstration at the
farms of Wayne McEJlroy and
Tobacco crops were visited at
Jack and Max Ferguson's; general
farming at J. F. Rogers; beef cat
tle at the farm of Frank Medford's;
and general farming in the Liner
The group returned to the Crab
tree-Iron Duff School for lunch.
The sports events and other rec
reation completed the day's pro- .
Upper Crabtree teams won all '
the sports events except the boys' I
softball game, which Thickety took
6 to 0.
In horse shoes, George Best and
Bi anion King won over L>da
Young and T. J. Fletcher. In the
women's division Jewell McCrack
en and Novella Rogers won over
Emma Lou Rhinehart and Mary
For boys under 16. Max Sanford
and Johnny Hill out-pointed Neil
Clark and Bobby Clark, while for
the girls, Helen Hall and Mary
Sue McCracken won ovir Shelby
Sorrolls and Judy Harris.
Iron Duff Homecoming
Set Sunday, Aug. 21
The annual homecoming in the
Iron Duff community will be held
I Sunday. August 21 at Davis Cliup
I el Church, itartlng at 10 a.m.
* "If the church is to be worthy
of the Rreat opportunity which
confronts it ... It must be through
a mightier influx of that power
which comes only from the pres
ence of Christ in the hearts and
| lives of his people . . Metho
dists who are attending the Cand
ler Camp Meeting here were told
by Bishop Arthur J. Moore of At
Well over 2,500 men and women
from the nine-state Southeastern
Jurisdiction of the Methodist
Church are attending the meeting
which -is named In memory of tn?
late Bishop Warren A. Candler of
The meeting "has already assum
ed extraordinary proportions, both
in size of the congregation and
manifest interest." Bishop Moore
said when contacted for a state
ment. Leaders are looking forward
to a moving climax to the services
which will conclude Sunday eve
ning. Aug. 21.
Plans for the 1956 Camp Meet
ing were announced yesterday hy
the Jurisdictional Board of Evan
gelism. Dr. A. E. Acey. chairman
and Dr. C. Lloyd Daugherty, direc
tor. The meeting, to be held Aug
ust 19-26, will feature Dr. William
E. Sangster of London, England, as
one of the principal speakers.
Dr. Sangster, who was one of the
main platform speakers at the
1954 Camp Meeting is now Secre
tary of the Board of Missions of
the British Methodist Church. He
will be In the United States next
j year as a delegate to the World
Methodist Council which is to meet
at Lake Junaluska in September.
The program committee appoint
ed to complete plans for the 1956
Camp Meeting are Dr. A. K. Acey,
chafrman. Dr. C. Lloyd Daugher-'
ty, of the General Board ol Evan
gelism, Dr. Wayne Lamb, Dr. R. L.
Allen, and Dr. George E. Clary.
Executive Secretary of the Juris
Mr. and Mrs. Rose
Leave For Europe
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Emerson Rose
left today for New york City where
they will spend a few days before
sailing aboard the' USS American
for a tour Of Europe. They will
land at Southampton and begin
their tour with England, Scotland
and Ireland They will be gone two
months and will visit France. Italy,
Spain, and Switzerland. ?
Killed .... 1
(1954 ? 2)
<1954 ? 24)
(Thb Information com
piled from records ol
State Hlchway Patrol.)
MRS. RUFUS SII.F.R, w inner of the WMpttakn at the annual
flower show presented by the Richland Garden Club, Is shown with
one of the arrangements, which helped her ret the award, and the
?Uver and crystal bowl which was her price. (Mountaineer Photo).
(Other Flower Show pictures on Pares t. 3, 4, and 6)
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