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pEAR NO. 68 2Q~PAGES Associated Press WAYNSSVILLE, N. C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 25,1955 $8.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ill Open Monday
p.m. tonight on the park
i in front of the Waynes
1 School, The Dayton
ompany's Fire Brigade
istrate methods of fight
n industry. The Dayton
lompany will have as
Western North Carolina
uncil and Fire Depart
die is Invited to attend
onstratlons and accord
tin A Moore, personnel
>f Dayton's Waynesville
program should be en
and very informative to
rt, Safety Director of
plant of The Dayton
impany in Dayton, Ohio,
e speaker for the even
Fire Brigade will per
ediately after the talk
Shaw, Southeastern Di
Fyr-Fyter Co., R. S.
nd Robert Bynum, West
i Carolina Representa
yr.Fyter, will be on hand
' any questions about
pment. They are furn
equipment for the dem
I on fire extinguishers,
ighting requires great
know-how, for the sec
t in all fires and in in
onds lost can mean days
t person on the job. The
lust think fast, act fast,
ist always be correct, for
move can spell disaster
ire Fighting?Page ?>
School bells will ring again in
Haywood County Monday morning
for 6,650 students and 229 teach
'ers in the county unit's five high
sihools and 16 elementary schools.
County Superintendent of
Schools Lawrence B. Leatherwood
predicted an increase of 4 per cent
or 150 students in the county sys
tem this year over last fail.
The annual county-wide teach
ers meeting will be held this year
at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hazel
wood School auditorium.
Teachers, principals, and super
visors this year are:
M. H. Bowles, C. E. Weatherby,
Virginia D. McClure, Ethel C.
Sloan. Lou Belle B. Browning,
Margaret J. Terrell, Frances F.
Arnette, Maretta W. Campbell,
Doris L. Moore, Helen C. Beraza,
Thomas J. Scott, Jr., Harriett El
len Phoenix, Mary Emma Weath
Margery E. Burrowes, Margaret
Irene Chambers, Charles Lee Is
ley, Jr., Robert A. Campbell, Alma
Mae Jackson, William F. Swift,
Jr., James Bruce Jaynes, Charles
W. Edwards, Jr., Miriam F. How
ell, Amelia B. Leatherwood, Marie
Patrick, Lucy T. Boyd.
Barbara H. Weiler, John H. Nes
bitt, Rozelle S. Nesbitt, Harriet B.
Webster, Margaret Perry, Janice
Cowan, Robert C. Evans, Ova P.
Ferguson, Mary Katherine H. Rob
! inson, Mary H. Whitener, Daisy
Coralee Mozeley, Betty B. Cabe,
Pauline D. Dillard, Fred Z. Har
ris, Sam L. Queen, Jr., Roy Haupt,
Sara W. Murray, William W. Mas
se.v, Lojaun G. Cooper, Bessie
*Boyd, Mary Moody Queen, Ruth
B. Parris, Carl R. Ratcliffe, Annie
P. Ledbetter, Eva P. Cole, Coretta
A. Henson, Betty M. Phillips, Lois
Harrold. Petra Kaye Lopes, Eula
(See Schools?Page 8)
En Route To
Waynesville's new 500 - gallon
pumper fire truck is due to arrive
on Friday or Saturday of this
week, according to Fejix Stovall,
The new piece of fire fighting
equipment was purchased about
six months ago by the board of
aldermen, and has every modern
facility a fire truck can carry,
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said the new unit will represeit
an expenditure of about $11,500.
The town has two fire trucks at
present, but firemen said there was
a definite need for a larger pumper
type truck. ,
Chief Stovall said a factory man
would come here and explain the
operation of the unit to the fire
men, and special training periods
would be held as soon as the
truck is unloaded.
Attend Annual Burley
d Day At Test Farm
liil U.._i i-t _ *? ? . [
-?.1 uui icy looacco neia
eld at the Mountain Ex
station Teusday, attend
growers and agriculture
Vhisenhunt, director of
rm, opened the meeting
uced visitors, including
ner of Agriculture L. Y.
who commented that
> looking good in the
and spoke of the con
with the coastal areas
Carolina which have
ly hit by two hurricanes,
entine also commended
ment station for its as
mountain farmers and
rowers to take advantage
ld warra today and Fri
?rted by the Stat* Test
Ma*. Min. Pr.
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oi the test farm facilities.
Other talks before the entire
group were made by two C.
State College tobacco specialists:
R. R. Bennett, who stressed the
importance of proper management
practices in burley production, and
Harold Nau, who spoke on new
equipment, including a humidifier
for use in the sorting room.
The audience was then broken
into groups of five for a tour of
the test farm's burley plots. At
the stations Were:
Dr. Luther G. Shaw of the expe
riment station, who discussed dif- j
(See Fjeld Day?Page 6)
Family Life Conference
Becrins Toniaht At Lake
(See Pictures. Pg. 1, See. 2)
Bishop F. Gerald Ensley of Des
Moines, la., will give the keynote
address at 8 p.m. Thursday to open
a Southwide Family Life Confer
ence at the Lake Junaluska Metho
"The Christian Family ? the
Hope of the World" will be Bishop
Ensley's subject. He will speak
again Friday and Saturday nights,
; and Bishop John Branscomb of
Jacksonville. Fla.. will bring the
closing message at 11 a.m. Sunday.
T^ie Rev C l,eon Smith of Ros
well. Ga., Is conference chairman,
and the program director is Dr.
Edward D. Staples of the Metho
dist Board of Education headquar
ters in Nashville, Tenn.
Six work groups will include dis
cussion of family life situations
concerning community problems,
world responsibilities, the church,
spiritual life, Christian education .
of children, and counseling guid- ,
ance for ministers in attendance i
Discussion leaders will include ,
Dr. Edward R. Hartz of Boston
| University. Miss Joy Bayless. edi- |
(See l ake Program - fin ?) i
HAYWOOD BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OFFIC
ERS elected at a meeting at the RatclifTe Cove
Baptist Church Tuesday were (left to right) the
Rev. W. N. Reece, pastor of the North Canton
Church, chairman of the associational executive
committee: the "Rev. T. E. Robinett, pastor of
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Waynesviile First Church, moderator; the Rev.
Otto Parham. pastor of the Aliens Creek Church,
vice-moderator; (bark row) Jack Medford, minis
ter of music at Canton First Church, chorister,
and the Rev. Elmer Greene associational mission
ary. (Mountaineer Photo).
Haywood Baptists Show
The last picking 01 beans is slat
ed for this weekend, according to
C. D. Ketner, grower Of beans and
ether product on a luge scale
here in Haywood.
Ketner had about 100 acres in
beans, and. the large majority of
them have been sold in bulk, go
ing to canneries in nearby states.
The heavy rains in early July
vashed off many of the blooms,
which resulted in a small yield of
about 100 bushels per acre for the
early July crop. The present crop
is yielding about 200 bushels per
Ketner has had as many as 100
people working per day picking
Prior to the bean crop, he had
several hundred acres planted in
June Setzer Is
Deputy Sheriff June Setzer has
resigned to become truant officer
of the Board of Education, effective
Setzer will fill the vacancy left
when Jerry Rogers resigned in May
to assume the post as superintend
ent of the State Prison Camp at.
Sheriff Fred Campbell said this
morning that he did not have a re
placement for Setzer, but felt he
would name a deputy by the time
Setzer assumes his duties as tru
ant officer next Thursday.
Meet Friday 7:30
Joe N. Tate, Jr., president of the
Haywood County Young .Demo
crats, announced that the group
would meet Friday, 7:30, in the
commissioners room, at the court
house for an electioit of officers.
In addition to electing officers,
the group will make plans for the
annual State Convention. I
By ESTHER MAE GIBSON
Haywood's 11,340 Baptists set
new records during the past year
and also at the 70th annual As
sociations! sessions which were
held at three churches on Tuesday
The sessions attended by some
850 devoted their time to hearing
reports of progress and discaaaed
p'ans for the year's program ahead
of continued development In every
phase of the church work.
Haywood Baptists gave a total of
$419,OO0 during the past year, ac
cording to a report compiled by
the Rev. Elmer Greene. Associa
tional Missionary and clerk.
The report also shewed a total
of 583 baptisms during the year
w hich was a gain of 6& over the
The Sunday school enrollment
now stands at 10,630 which is a
gain of a little over 1000 and the
Training Union enrollment has in
creased to a total of 3,545. Also
gains were noted in the W.M.U.
and the Brotherhood enrollment.
Haywood Baptists contributed
$53,001 to missions during the
Value on all Baptist church
property in Haywood County has
reached $2,000,000. This figure
has almost doubled since 1952
figures were compiled.
The Association adopted a bud
get of $8,400 which will be the
largest budget ever to be approv
ed by the group. This exceeds this
(See Baptists?Page 8)
Tour Will End
The 1955 program of CDP com
nunity tours will come to an end
Saturday when Iron Duff visits
A tour of South Clyde will be
held in the morning, followed by
a picnic lunch and recreation in
Edwin Jackson is chairman of
'tie South Clyde CDP, while Ray
Id ilner heads the Iron Duff
The tours started this year Wed
l.csday, August 3, when Fines
Creek visited Iron Duff.
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Be Held On
A varied program will be pre
sented at the 16th annual meeting
of the Haytvood Electric Member
ship Corporation from 9:30 a.m.
until 4 p.m. Saturday at Waynes
ville Township High School, ac
cording to R. C. Sheffield, man
The program will include re
ports of the officers and manager,
the election of 11 directors for the
Present directors of the Coop
Ira H. Cogburn of East Fork, M.
M. Kirkpatrick of Crabtree and
Fines Creek, Roy B. Medford of
Iron Duff and Jonathan Creek.
Jack Harris of Beaverdam, Walker
Brown of Pigeon and Cecil, Carter
Osborne of Clyde and Waynes
ville, C. W. London and Wiley M.
Brendle of Buncombe County, J.
N. Fisher of Macon and Rabun
counties, Blaine Nicholson of
Jackson County, and Dan Reid of
Illustrated talks by members of
the Cooperative, electric equip
ment demonstrations by 4-H Club
boys, quiz programs, quartets, solo
ists and string bands will be fea
(See REA?Page 81
William I. Millar Is
Back With Law Firm
William I. "Bill" Millar, who re
cently returned to Waynesville af
ter serving three years in the U. S.
Navy in the Far East, has re-enter
ed the general practice of law with
the law firm of Millar, Medford 4c
tir. Millar practiced law here in
1P52 prior to his call into the
Navy. ? ,
Survey Set For Widening
Wall Montgomery Streets
A survey has been ordered on
two street projects here. One sur
vey will be for extending Wall
Street one block ? from East to
rigeon Street, and for widening
Montgomery Street for the two
blocks of its length.
The surveys will be made in or
der that the aldermen can study
them with fe view of going ahead
with the projects in the near
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said he had made arrangements
[or Engineer Reagan, who survey
ed Aliens Creek for water and
s?wer mains, to make the two sur
The board is considering widen
ing of Montgomery Street, and ex
tending Wall Street for the addi
tional block. Neither project has
been finally approved, awaiting the
complete survey of the property of
Street forces are completing the |
v idehing of streets in the Dolan
Poad section, and have made a
street to Ray Street in order that
school buses can get through.
The street forces are to com
plete a short section of building a
sidewalk oq Pigeon Street, and
t^ien begin work of building a 5
foot sidewalk along the two blocks
of Montgomery Street. This side
walk will be on the side of the
street of the Park Theatre and
County Boards Name 7-Man
Committee On Integration
On Sale Oi
Petitions containing about 2.000
names have been given Chairman
Faraday Green, chairman of the
board of commissioners, asking that
a public hearing be held before
any personal or real estate of the
County Home Farm is sold.
K. E. Sentelle said he and W.
K. Francis had been asked by a
group of taxpayers to prepare the
petitions, and present them to the
commissioners. Sentelle said today
there were 84 petitioins sent out
to all parts of the county, and that
41 had been returned and given
The heading on the petitions
we ine undersigned citizens and
taxpayers of Haywood county, here
by petition your honorable Board
of Commissioners for a public hear
ing on the matter of the sale of the
Haywood County Home land and
personal property, at a time and
place to be fixed by your board of
commissioners, before you offer for
sale any more of the said county
home property, both real and per
Chairman Green said this morn
ing that he had the petitions, and
that the board was holding a spe
cial meeting Monday morning to
(Sec Petitioners?Page I)
The newly organized Maggie
Valley Kiwanis Club held its first
regular meeting Wednesday night
at the Maggie Methodist Church,
with 19 members and four visitors
Visitors included Dr. Robert H
Owen, president of the Canton Ki
wanis Club; W. R. Strickland of
Benson, N. C., and E. V. Peters
and O. A, Brlce, both of Lake
Wales, Fla. ,
During the meeting, short talks
were made by visitors and commit
tee chairmen were given work as
The club will meet each Wed
nesday night at 7:30 at the Meth
DAV Plans Meeting
Here Saturday Night
The Waynesville chapter of Dis
abled American Veterans will meet
at 8 p.m. Saturday in the commis
sioners room at the courthouse, ac
cording to Guilford Taylor, com
All disabled veterans, whether
members of the DAV chapter or
not, are invited to the meeting.
Bethel School Area
Made Into Parking Site
The front of the new Bethel
school has been paved and con
verted Into a parking lot, and
School officials decided the pav
ing project was needed instead of
the proposed flower plots, since
trouble was being had with stand
ing rain water in the area.
Police To Check ;
Motorists were warned today
by Chief Orville Noland to drive 1
vith extreme care and caution
around school aoncs.
"We are setting up signs a
bout the schools, and will have
them patrolled, and all motorists
failing to obey every traffio law
will be hailed into court. Driving
near school aones is extremely
dangerous, and also along streets
used by school children."
Chief Noland is working out
a schedule whereby members of
the police force will patrol the
school areas daily.
Glenn Brown, Waynesville at
torney, was named president of the
newly organized Wake Forest
Alumni Asscciation in Canton.
The organizational meeting
heard Eugene Olive, alumni secre
tary, and saw pictures of the new
college campus. Mr. Olive said the
colonial type buildings would be
given the "added touch of old
Wake Forest by the removal of
magnolia trees from the campus
near Raleigh to Winston-Salem.
Dr. Robert H. Owen, Canton, was
named vice president, and Mrs. R.
J. Wilson is secretary.
Plans are to have two meetings
of the group per year lor the 75
to 100 alumni of the college now
I residing in Haywood.
J. R. Morgan, also a Waynesville
attorney, attending the meeting,
was recognized because be was the
first Haywood native to attend
Wake Forest. He.is a graduate of
the class of 1905.
A. J. Hutchins served as tem
porary chairman of the meeting.
New Road Nears
State highway forces are put
ting the gravel on the new road
which cuts through the school
property at Bethel. The new road
runs from US 276 to the old Bethel
road in front of the old school.
1 lie road Is being built between
the Bethel gym and cannery.
Citizens of the Bethel area on
several occasions petitioned the
h'ghway commission to block the
r<-ad running between the school
buildings as it was a traffic hazard,
s'rce. students had to cross the
road getting from one building to
The new road has an entrance
into the football field as well as
the parking lot of the old build
ing which is used to park school
Korean Vets To Hear
Of GI Farm Program
American veterans of the Ko
rean conflict are invited to a
meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sep
tember 6, at the Agricultural
building at Waynesville High
School where the Veterans Farm
ing Program will be explained and
other general information on GI
The announcement was made by
John H. Nesbitt, vocational agri
cultural teacher at WTHS.
Worthless Checks Flooding
This Area, Says Sheriff
"There is a flood of bad cheeks returns the check as not bcins any I
being passed In Haywood," Sheriff
Fred Campbell said this morning,
as he showed a number of war
rants which have been issued for
the arrest of several people for
passing the worthless checks.
"We have two men who have
checks scattered from here to
Asheville and in Sylva, where war
rants have been issued for their
arrest,"Sheriff Campbell said.
"Almost every case follows the
same pattern. The person will make
a small purchase, and the seller
will accept a check for many times
the purchase and give the balance
in cash. Tn a Tew days the bank
good, and then the warrant Is Is
sued when the merchant realizes
he had been beaten out of both
merchandise and the extra cash."
"I suggest that before taking a
check from an unknown person
that the bank be called to check
on its validity," Sheriff Campbell
A 35-year-old man Is being held
in jail on charges of forging a
check against Frank M. Davis,
former county commissioner. The
man confessed to forging the S27
check against Davis, and is await
ing trial at the November term of
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A 7-man integration committee
to study the subject ami advise
ivith the two Boards of Education
in Haywood was named today,
rhe board has five white men.
two Negro. Four members are
from the Haywood school area and
three from Canton School dis
The committee is:
Harry Whisenhunt, Waynesvilie.
W. M. "Bill" Ohbb, Waynesvilie.
Homer Forney, colored, Waynes
Roland Leatherwood, Clyde,
Dr. A. P. Cline, Canton.
Ernest Messer, Canton.
Morris Lowery, colored, Canton.
It was announced this morning
by Lawrence Leatherwood, county
superintendent of schools, that the
committee would be called to
gether soon and organize, by nam
ing one of their members as chair
man, and perhaps a secretary.
The chairman of the two boards
of education will serve as ex-offlco
members of the committee. Jarvis
R. Caldwell is chairman of the
Haywood Board, and Willis Kirk
patrick is chairman of the Canton
The two boards have been giv
ing the matter of naming the coun
T>-wi<te committee much thought
and study in the past weeks, and
made their announcement this
said he felt both boards had made
Senator William Medford. Way
nesvilie, is a member of the 17
maa state committee recently nam
ed by Governor Hodges to make
a study of the subject on a state
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The annuaJ Haywood County
Farm Bureau picnic at Camp
Schaub Saturday will start at 4
p.m. and continue through 9 p.m ,
v.lth a picnic supper to be served
at 6 p.m.
The principal speaker will be Or.
C. B. Ratchford of Raleigh, as
sistant director of the North Caro
lina Agricultural Extension Ser
vice, who will speak after supper.
The Farm Bureau will furnish
the meat, rolls, cole slaw, and
drinks. Each family attending is
asked to bring one dish ? either
a vegetable or a dessert (not both).
Joe Boone is president of the
Haywood County Farm Bureau and
Mrs. Quay Medford is secretary.
Moose Picking Up
Garments For The
Needy Of Section
"The need for clothing for the
Clothing Closet is increasing as the
opennig of school nears," said
Johnny Marcus, chairman of the
Moose civic affairs committee,
who are making a drive for used
clothing which in turn is given the
deserving families of the commun
"In order to make it easy to con.
tribute used clothing to such a
worthy cause," Marcus said, "Mem
bers of the Moose will gladly call
by and pick up garments. All we
ask is that donors dial GL 6-8610.
and someone of the Moose will call
and make the pick-up."
The garments are distributed
ti< rough the Clothing Closet, which
is operated by persons interested
?n welfare work. All cases are in
vestigated and clothing is only giv
en to the deserving.
(TO DATE) ?
(1954 ? 2)
(1954 ? 24)
(This information com
piled from record* ef
State Highway Patrol.)