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EeaK NoT1>7 Tl PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILI K.N. < MONDAY AFTERNOON. AUGUST 22, 1955 $3.60 In Advance In llaywood and Jackson Counties
t Tourist Year!
services were held this
in the First Methodist
James Manson Palmer,
county tax collector and
the Town Board of Al
io died at his home early
lorning following a long
Earl H. Brendall. pastor
ch, officiated and burial
en Hill Cemetery.
?s were Linton Palmer,
te, Jr., Elmer Palmer,
mmonds, William T.
and William J. Nichols.
? pallbearers were mdm
> Men's Blule Class of
Jarvh, Allison, Fred V.
J. B. James, Joe S
rgr nrrrvir; aiyttt wire,
>wn, Charlie Francis,
loland, M. if. Caldwell,
son, Jule Noland, R. V.
yan Medford, Gfover
nk Kirkpatrick. J. H.
ence Winchester. Henry
odore McCracken, Silas
id Vaughn Plott.
ler was a retired mer
Haywood and Jackson
ind one of Haywood
lading political figures
ears. He was a member
t Methodist Church and
Bible Class of the
Ie son of the late Wil
tte Palmer and Nancy
ill Palmer of Haywood
are one son, James N.
faynesville; two daugh
I. P. Robinson of Ral
ra. Ben T. Price of Way
ree sisters. Miss Maria
Waynesville, Mrs. W. E.
Monroeville, N. J? and
I Jarrett of Lakeland,
p brother, H. R. Palmer
iville; and six grand
?ents were under the
lot Crawford Funeral
Survey Of Area;
Future Is Bright
"Without hesitation I would say |
the Waynesville area, including i
Balsam, Lake Junaluska and Mag- ,
gie, is enjoying the best tourist
business in history," Ned Tucker. ;
executive vice president of the !
Chamber of Commerce said.
"The number of accommodations
have been greatly increased in re
cent years at Lake Junaluska, and
practically all of Maggie Valley is
brand new. Waynesville, with its
six brand new courts, means that
the area offers more modern ac
commodations than at any time in
the past," Tucked continued.
"A check of motels and courts ! <
on the highways from Saunook j
to Soco Gap on Saturday night, be- 1'
tween 9 and 10 p.m. did not show :1
a single vacant room. The high- 1,
ways were still carrying heavy traf
fic at 10 p.m. ! |
"Our very popular tourist farms j
t in the area are turning away peo- |
; rle because of lack of space and ',
! a check with two of them showed j'
full bookings until after Labor 11
j Dav- !
"if the weather continues hot
I in other parts of the country,
j through Labor Day, I feel every '
! available bed in the area will be
] needed to take care of our visit- ?
"This morning several of our
members said they had space since
some weekend guests had checked
cut, which means that good rooms
are available right at this moment.
"A few third floor rooms are al
so available in some of our places; 1
also two or three apartments that
the owners have agreed to rent on
an overnight basis.
"The only other space available
is on a one or two night basis be
<f?oe a (M .
Due For Second
Reading By Board
The board of aldermen are ex
pected to meet soon and pass the
second reading of the smoke or
dinance. Their next regular meet
ing is set for Thursday. Sept. 8th,
but indications are they might
have a special meeting prior to
that time, it was learned.
The board will also name an in
spector for checking the fuel
burning equipment in places where
the plants' heat more than 500
The ordinance which has passed
the first reading would make it a
misdemeanor to let excessive
smoke emit from stacks of chim
neys in town.
STATE EDITOR HERE
Bill Sharpe. editor and co-pub
lisher of The State, Raleigh, was
a Waynesvillc visitor todaj. He,
will b^, in the area about a week,
gathering material for his publi
Idreds Of Baptists To i
|e 2-Day Associational
t Tuesday, Wednesday !
? oi Haywood Baptists
Hd to attend the 2-day
Hion of the Association
?l Wednesday. This will
Both annual meeting of
Hd Baptist Association.
H session will get under
By at 9.45 at the Rat
Baptist Church, with
Hlobinett, pastor of the
Ht Cliurih. Waynesville.
Hciation will meet with
Hies during the two-day
B>f morning and aftcr
^fcrtly cloudy and con
^Henday and Tuesday.
? afternoon thunder
^Hyncsville temperature I
the State Test Farm.
? Mix. Mln. Free. |
? M ?0
B w - m i
EEV. T. E. ROBINETT will pre
side over the 2-day sessions of
the Hgywood County Baptists as
they begin their 70th annual as
soeUtioaal meetinc Tuesday
nsornina at Ratdi/Te Cove.
noon sessions Tuesday will be at
the Ratcliffe Cove church. The
Tuesday evening program wtO be
held at the Barberville church
while the Wednesday morning and i
afternoon sessions will be at the |
(So* BoirtMo?Va?* *?
L. V. BALX.KNTINE, commis
sioner of agriculture, will be
here Tuesday to take part In the
Burley Tobacco Field Day pro
gram at the State Test Farm.
One hundred and seventy per- i
sens attended a tour of the Fines j
Cieck community Saturday with ,
residents of Aliens Creek as guests.
There were 110 in attendance from j
the host community and 60 from I
Starting at Fines Creek School j
at 10 a.m., the tour included:
Remodeled home of Mr. and |
Mrs. Carl Green, corn and beef
cattle on the Furman Noland farm,
corn on the Glenn Noland farm,
the Fines Creek Memorial Bap
tist Church, the Fines Creek
Methodist Church, poultry, tobac
co, and silo on the Paul Ferguson
farm and dairying on the David
Lunch was served at noon at
In a period of recieaijon after
lnnch, Finn Creek and Aliens
f reek divided honors in six con
tests. Both won two horseshoe
pitching events and each won one
In men's horseshoes, H. M. Allen
ai.d Red Caldwell of Aliens
Creek defeated Marion Klrkpat
r'rk and T. W. Rogers of Fines
Creek. In women's horseshoes,
Mrs. Milas Rathbone and Mrs.
Craig Bradshaw of Fines Creek
won over Mrs. Susie Craig and
Mrs. Elmer Farmer of Aliens
In boys' horseshoes, Freddy
Rathbone and Johnny Evans of
rines Creek beat Bruce Moody and
James Medford of Aliens Creek,
in girls' horseshoes, Sandra Hond
rix and Ann Taylor of Aliens
Creek turned back Patricia Kirk
patrick and Gail Bradshaw of
In the boys softball game, Aliens
Creek edged the host aggregation,
6-6. but Fines Creek won the girls'
Here Oct. 9
Haywood's 200 members of the
Woodmen of the World are com
pleting plans for playing host to a
district meeting here October
Indications are that some 400
members from outside Haywood
county will attend the convention,
which will have headquarters at
A committee on arrangements
have been named by Joe Milner,
counsel commander of the local
Camp. No. 228.
The committee is composed of
Hoy Davis, Burlin Queen. Joe Mil
ner, Leo Buckner, Jr., Leo Buck
ner. Sr., Jack Edwards. Carl.Mc
Cracken and Orville Cogdill.
W. B. Wright, Ashevtlle, is dis
trict manager, and said detail* of
the formal program, and the l?n
quct on Saturday would be an
The annual Bridges Family re
union wilt he held Sunday. August
20, at the home of Mrs. John
Underwood, just off the Howell
Mill Road in Waynesville.
The program will begin at IS
o'clock, noon, with a picnic lunch
after which the Rev. John I. Kizer.
pastor of the Hare 1 wood Baptist
Church, will make a short address
The family gathering is usually
held near Greenville, 8. C.
All relatives and friends are in
vited. _ _
Two young men were hospitaliz
ed from injuries suffered in two
Haywood County automobile acci
dents reported by the State High
way Patrol today.
Most.seriously injuted was Dale
Junior , Gates. 20, of Gastonia
whose 1949 Chevrolet overturned
several times on Highway 19 at
Dellwood at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Patrol Cpl. Pritchard H. Smith
reported that Gates' car ran off the
highway on U. S. 19 at the Jona
than Creek intersection, gwerved
back onto the pavement and then
rff a second time ? traveling a
total of 468 feet and overturning
three or four times.
The youth was knocked uncon
scious by the impact of the wreck
and was taken to Haywood Coun
ty Hospital. He was treated by Dr.
A. Heyward Smith, who reported
I hat he suffered multiple contus
ions and abrasions, concussion of
the brain, and a possible fracture
ol the back. His condition today
was termed "good."
Hiding in Gates' car was Hoy
McClure, ?3, of Gastonia, w ho suf
(See Two YqpOis?Page 81
Farm Bureau To
Stage Picnic On
Saturday 4 To 9
Camp Schaub will be the meet
ing place for ilajwood County
Farm Bureau members and their
families on Saturday afternoon and
evening from 4 until 9 p.m.
The picnic is an annual affair
and will feature recreation in the
aiteruoon, a picnic supper, and a
speech by Dr. Eric Ratchlord, as
sistant extension specialist of
Raleigh. Virgil Hollow ay. county
agent, will be master of ceremon
Each Farm Bureau member is
urged to bring his family and meet
with other members and their
families for a few hours of recre
ation and fellowship.
The Haywood County Farm
Bureau headed by Joe Boone of
VVaynesville has a membership of
more than three hundred farm
ROBERT M. MAXWELL, left, regional director for the United
States Chamber of Commerce, is shown presenting a certificate
of membership to Richard Bradley, president of the Chamber of
Commerce here. This is the first time the local organization has
been a member of the National C. of C. (Mountaineer Photo).
business hducation Need
Cited By US C of C Man
: .; ? ? ???' .. . ...... j
To Be Built On
The board of aldermen have .
authorized G. C. Ferguson to pro- \
cned with construction of a_5-foot
sidewalk from Depot Street to
Church street, along Montgomery i
The two-block sidewalk will be |
built by street crews, Manager j
Plans are to begin work on the !
project within the next week or 1
so, just as soon as crews complete
The sidewalk will be built on
the side of Montgomery street
nearest Main Street, or next to the :
Park Theatre and Bus Station.
This is part of the town's aferect j
I improvement program which the :
| aldermen have been studying for
" ' ' ? -
N. C. PRESS HEAD HERE
I Leslie Thompson, president of
! the North Carolina Press Associa
tion. was a visitor in Waynesville
I today. Thompson is editor-pub- ;
. lisher of The Whiteville Reporter.
: and was elected head of the Press j
Association at the annual meeting |
in WinstonrSalem in June.
Waynesville has received their'
charter as a member of the1
United States Chamber of Com
merce. The presentation was made
Friday by Robert M. Maxwell, pro
gram advisor of this area.
At noon, Maxwell addressed the
board of directors and the educa
tional committee of the organiza
tion at a dinner meeting at
After his discussion of the need
for the public to have a better un
derstanding of business problems,
il was decided to stage a program
this fall designed to acquaint the
public with business in general.
"The United States Chamber of
Commerce, embracing some 3.200
local Chambers of Commerce, with
a membership of over a million
and a half members, is interested
in more than just business on
Main Street. We are interested in
farming, education, labor, manage
ment and even the clergy," Max
well said. "We are interested in
Getting into the educational
phase of ihe program, Maxwell
pointed out that it was a big job
ahead of teaching students and
teachers as to some of the answers
by modern business questions.
Maxwell cited numerous statistics
showing the percentage of answers
given different questions asked of
students and teachers on everyday
business problems. .
Maxwell said that the national
average shows an investment of
$13,000 per industrial job. From
this point fie showed thai within
20 years the population of this na
tion is estimated to be 220 mil
lions, which means the need for a
million new Jobs per year.
"A lot of people are in a fog
about business problems, and the
need of a study _of business as it
is today," Maxwell said.
"Business and legislation are
inseparable, and people must un
derstand both in order lo vote for
the proper legislation.
"People will vote for the right
thing if they know, and have all
the facts. It is their earnest de
sire to do right, and in order to
attain this they must be inform
ed," Maxwell concluded.
Large Crowd At
Of Civic Band
A large crowd attended the sec
ond civic concert of the band here
Friday night, as the band played
for about an hour from the terrace
of the courthouse.
Hundreds of seats were provided
for the audience, and even then
more stood than were able to get
a seat Many remained in their
cars 'parked along Main and De
pot Streets ancT in the courthouse
The concert was a request of a
repeat performance given two
weeks ago by the recently organ
ized concert band, under the di
rection of Charles Isley.
The band was so well received
that some civic leaders have adt
v. nced the idea that the band give
weekly concerts next July and
August. Many members of the
band were former members of the
WTHS band and have been wway
to college, in service or now in
Maple Grove To Have
Homecoming Day for Maple
Grove Methodist Church (Turpin's
Chapel) will be observed Sunday,
The morning service will be fol
lowed by a picnic lunch and the
afternoon program will include
decoration of the cemetery.
All members, former members
and friends of tho church are in
Plans Shaping Up For Big
Methodist Conference At
T,alrft Junaluska In 1956
Program plans are shaping up
for the World Methodist Confer
ence to be held next September
1-16. at Lake .lunaluska.
Approximately 1100 delegates
and accredited visitors, plus a host
of other visitors, are expected to
attend the international sessions,
according to Dr. Elmer T. Clark
of Lake Junaluska, secretary of
the World Methodist Council, fol
lowing a meeting-with Bishop Ivfcn
Lee Holt, St. Louis, Mo., council
The meeting at Lake Junaluska
will be the ninth in a series that
began in 1881 in London. The last
conferenct was held at Oxford Uni
versity in 1951.
"Methodism in the Contem
porary World'' has been selected as
the general theme of the 19o6 con-!
ference, centering around platform
speakers and discussion groups.
The British Methodist Church (
has already named 46 clerical and
lay delegates to the conference.
Dr. Clark said, and the names of
other delegates are expected soon
from Methodist communions in
Europe, North America. Central I
and South America, the West In
dies, Africa, Asia and Australasia '
Preliminary plans for the confer
ence was drafted by the executive
commitee of the World Methodist
Council in June at its annual meet
ing in Belfast. Ireland.
The World Federation of Metho
dist Women will meet August 28-31
at Lake Junaluska ahead of the
MBS. A. W. BOTTOMS of Canton was speekstake* winner in the
third annual flower and veffeiable show presented Friday by the
Canton Council of Garden Clubs. She receired the greatest num
ber of bine ribbons In both artistic arrancemenls and horticul
ture. She was presented a prise and aldh the Martaret Anderson
Stone Trwphr. (Other ? tetanies and story. Pate V) (France*' Photo).
Sets High Record
736 Cars An Hour
Pass Dellwood On
Highway US 19
An unofficial traffic count made
at a point near Dellwood on
U. S. 19 on Sunday afternoon show
ed traffic moving at the rate of
736 vehicles per hour. This count
included all cars traveling in both
directions on the highway.
"It was interesting to note," '?aid
T^ed Tucker, executive vice presi
dent of the Chamber of Commerce,
"that during a 30-mlnute period
from 2:30 until 3 p.m.. there were
183 cars checked traveling East
and 184 cars going West."
During one particularly heavily
traveled period of six minutes. 47
cars passed the checking point1
i traveling West and 40 passed trav
| eling East. This was at the rate of
more than 14 cars per minute or
j almost 850 per hour.
| During another 30-minute per
iod. cars from 16 states were
counted. The states included South
1 Carolina, which led the steady pa
rade of out-of-state visitors. Tenn
essee was a poor sceond and Flor
j idda was third, but close on the
heels of Tennessee.^ Other states
included Alabama. Georgia, New
York. New Jersey. Virginia. Ohio,
Mississippi. California, Maryland.
Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and
During the same 30-minute per
iod, there were two cars marked
"just married" both traveling west.
The unofficial count was made
during the middle of the day and
I early afternoon. This was not
' necessarily the heaviest traffic
j period of the day, but was pretty
1 well average. There was but little
, variation in tlte Sow of traffic from
110 a.in. -bunday morning until late
East bound traffic was much
, heavier toward the end oi the day.
when visitors to the Park. Chero
kee and Fontana were on the way
Wayncsvillc police and highway
patrolmen said the traffic over the
weekend was as heavy as had been
| noted this season.
Off icers said that traffic moved
smoothly, and that there was little
trouble encountered with speed
j HOMER SINK, assistant county
i agent. has resigned. effective
Sept, ISth. He will be associated
with the American Dairy Asso
t elation, Greensboro.
Homer Sink Has
Resigned Post As
Homer Sink, assistant county
agent here since 1952, has resign
j ed, effective September 15th, it
was announced this morning by
Virgil Holloway. county agent
Sink has accepted a position
t with the American Dairy Associa
! tion. with headquarters in Greens
Sink became an assistant county
agent here in 1952, after spending
10 months gt the Mountain Experi
ment Station here as a dairy re
search agent. He graduated from
, N C. State College in 1961 with 0
; degree in dairy animal husbandry,
lloth Mr. and Mrs. Sink are nativc.s
County Agent Holloway said he
. hated to lose Sink, as "he has done
: outstanding work for the Extcn
?I sion Service."
The post will he filled, but as
yet no one has been named to fill
the vacancy, Holloway said.
Sink worked with dairy cattle,
livestock and general extension
projects while assistant county a
WNC Safety Council Will
Meet Here And Hear Hart
I To Attend Clinic
Charles Isley, director of the
Waynesvillo high school music
department, left today for Wil
mington. Del., where he will at
itend a band and chorus clinic for
. five days.
He will meet Robert R. Camp
. bell, assistant director at the clinic.
Both will return here next Satur
Leading band directors and
chorus instructors of the nation
i will be in charge of the 5-day
| in iiihimmih i inn
JOE F.tBANK , Daytona. ia
shown as he made a 20-foot
putt on the 9th green in qualify
in* Sunday for the 12th annual
invitation tournament at the
Country Club here. Eubank qual
ified with a 69.
Other pictures and story can
i he found on page teven.
| Ray Hart. Safety Director of The
Dayton Rubber Company. Dayton.
Ohio, will be guest speaker al the.
'Fire Exhibition to ty held at the
Waynesville High School on Thurs
day, August 25th at 7:00 pm
Mr. Hart has over twenty years
experience in police work, plant
protection, fire prevention and in
dustrial safety. He has. beeh with
The Dayton Rubber Company for
the past fourteen years and prior
to that'time he was employed by
the State of Illinois.
The Western North Carolina
Safety Council will be guests of
The Dayton Rubber Company on
that evening and alt other groups
In the county interested in fire pre
vention and fighting are also in
vited The show is open to the pub
lic and parents are invited to bring
the entire family for this event.
A twelve-man team from Dayton
Rubber Company's Waynesville
Plant *will demonstrate the tech
niques in Industrial Fire Fight
ing. Some members of this team
have been on the Dayton Rubber
Fire Brigade stnee It was organ
ized in the middle 1940 s and it is
expected they will give an interest
ing show for the evening.
(1954 ? 2)
! (1954 ? 24)
(This information com
piled from records ol
State Highway Patrol.)