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VgAR NO. 70 30~PAGES Associated Press ~ WAXNBSVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 1, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
IVILLES NEW FIRE TRUCK, which
tal of $11,500, arrived here .Monday af
>n a Southern Railway boxcar and wa-*
from a siding near the Waynesville
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Armory. Mounted on a GMC chassis, the 500
gallon pumper is equipped with the latest in fire
lighting equipment. j
(Mountaineer Photo). |
wood Schools Enroll i
17; Canton Has 2,725
An opening-day enrollment of
C.457 in Haywood County schools
(exclusive of the Canton district>
was indicated in preliminary re
ports from the schools to the Board
of Education office at the court
house. The final figure is expected
to be somewhat higher.
Sixteen schools reported a total
enrollment of (i.432 and an addi
tional 25 students are expected to
! enroll at Mt. Sterling School,
j which will not open until Tuesday,
I September 6.
Last year the county system
schools had a total enrollment of
(5,430 at the end of the first month
Biggest in the county is Waynes
ville Township High School with 1
a combined enrollment of 1,491,1
which will probably go over the !
1,500 mark, from latecomers. A to- I
tal of 828 are enrolled in the sen- 1
(See Schools?Page 8>
County Farm |
Land Sought j
At a public hearing at the court
house this afternoon on the pro
posed sale of the county home
property in the Pigeon Community,
county commissioners were urged
to set aside a portion of the prop- j
erty as a future site for a new i
Bethel High School huilding. Ap- ^
proximately 100 attended the
This proposal was first made at
the hearing bv C. C. Poindexler, ,
principal of Bethel District schools, |
who asserted that present high
?school facilities at Bethel arc
grossly inadequate and asked that
3d acres of the county home prop
erty be retained for construction
of a new building.
He added that if the county can
otfer a good site, the state might
grant funds from a portion of a
$25,000,000 school bond issue to
erect a new high school in the com- 1
J. W. Killian, member of the
board of education, read a copy of -
a resolution passed by the board
(See Hearing?Page 5)
Miss Sylvia Camlin Is
Member Festival Court
Miss Sylvia Camlin is a member
of the Queen's Court of the Hen- ,
dersonville Apple Harvest Festival,
which will continue through Labor i
Miss Camlin is the 1955 Queen
of Lake Junaluska, and a junior
at WCC at Cullowhee.
She was sponsored by the Cham
ber of Commerce here for the
Festival activities in Henderson- j'
innouncement is being
1 of the fact that Stan- i
las been named general
nd vice president of
dors, local Ford agency,
icceeds E. Norris Eng
returning to Charlotte
manager of the Farm
rial Equipment Com
l he held prior to com
lesville in May of 1954.
well known here .is a
WTHS, and later ^rad
Western Carolina Col
he studied business ad
i. He served as execu
ry of the Chamber of
for sometime and then
7 Is married to the
s Bee Jane Harris, of
have one son, and live
Mrs. English and two
1 soon move back to
rhere he will take up
where he left off 15
:way Motors are local
ves of Ford Motor
ind handle both sales
ial service and decora
e held at Redmond's
unday, September 4.
P. C. Hicks will con
"vice which will begin
1 picnic lunch will be
sted persons, are invit
> Shots To Be Resumed '
hools, Starting Sept. 12 |
Polio vaccine inoculations will '
be resumed In Haywood County
schools starting September 12, it
has been announced. ,
At that time, doctors and nurses
wfll revisit schools to administer |
shots to first- and second-grade
children who took them in the
spring. A total of 1,63Q pupils I
were inoculated during April. |?
To have their children receive \
the second Salk shot, however, par- i
ents must make a new request to <
the Health Department. Forms of i
this purpose will be distributed in i
county schools this week. *
'The schedule for the inoculation
clinics in the county schools will 1
be announced later. ?
No decision has been made on J
the third and final shot in the Salk i
vaccine series. ? '
"dy and mild today.
? fair tnd somewhat
"wd by the SUte Test
Ma*. Mtn. Pr.
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80 61 .22
New Fire Truck
Waynesville firemen are being
shown the operation of the new
500-gaIlon pumper fire truck by a
factory engineer who is here mak
ing a final test of the truck and its
Chief Felix Stovall said the en
gineer wil probably be here three
or four days making road tests
and checking all points on the
The new truck carries three sizes
of fire hose, a booster tank of
water, several types of chemical
extinguishers for combating any
type of blaze.
The ladders are of. aluminum,
and a portable light plant is part
of the equipment.
Also added to the equipment of
the department are two masks for
firemen to wear in smoke or gas.
The units are made to operate for
30 minutes under the most diffi
The new truck will be used for
fires in town, while the smaller
truck will be used for grass and 1
fir**, n-tl "t'lrTfcalls.
The new truck was unloaded
Mopday afternoon, and now gives
the department three mobile units.
The new unit has an enclosed cab,
to protect firemen answering calls
to fires in rain or snow.
Former Guard At
Prison Camp Now
.John Boyd has been named
deputy sheriff to succeed June
Seizor who recently resigned to
become truant officer of the Hay
wood County Board of Education.
Setzer assumed his new duties
today, and Boyd has already start
ed to work in the sheriff's depart
Boyd has been a guard, in the
capacity of sergeant, at the State
prison camp in Hazelwood for the
past two years. He is from Jona
Gene Howell is the chief deputy
of the department under Sheriff
New Water And
Sewer Lines Laid
A 1 500-foot water main and
sewer line is being laid up Eagles
Nest Road by crews of the Water
Department of the Town.
The crews have finished building
a line up Sulphur Springs Road to
Fairview Gardens, a distance of
about 2,500 feet. Both sewer and
water, lines were laid.
The project is slated to be fih
ished in a few days.
Aliens Creek Supper
To Aid Flood Victims
A benefit supper will be served
by the Aliens Creek CDP Saturday i
night at Aliens Creek School to aid
riood victims in six Northeastern
Brunswick stew, tossed salad,
diced tomatoes, hot rolls, coffee,
and ice cream.
Cattle rustling and poisoning
has hit these 'har hills.
Sheriff Fred Campbell said to
day that three purebred calves
were missing, and three cows were
dead from poisoning.
One of the stolen calves was
found at an Asheville livestock
j market where a "pinhooker" said
he bought it from an unknown per
son. Sheriff Campbell aaid he was
continuing the investigation as to
the missing calves, as well as the
The three missing animals were
all from the Bethel section of the
i county, while the poisoning took
place on Campbell Creek, near the
, Maggie Valley area.
The three cows were killed when
i arsenic was put on rocks and high
grass. Sheriff Campbell said. An
other animal might die from the
The three cows belonged to John
| Campbell, an uncle of the sheriff.
I Two suspects were brought in and
given a hearing, but there was in
sufficient evidence to hold them,
the officer explained. Sheriff
I Campbell said the cows were worth
Sheriff Campbell said he was of
fering $50 for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of per
sons guilty of rustling and poison
The head and forequarters of a
heifer reported missing from an
Asheville stockyard was recently
found on the Hazelwood town
dump. The missing animal was
identified by the marks in her ear.
Sheriff Campbell said that the
recovery of one of the stolen
calves from the "pinhooker" meant
that the man had to return the ani
mal to the rightful owner and lose
the money paid for the calf.
4-Year-Old Boy' |
| On Aliens Creek
Has Mild Polio
Jimmy Berry. 4. of Aliens Creek,
is a patient at the Orthopedic Hos
pital in Asheville. The attending
physciian said tests ftiade early
Friday at the Haywood County
Hospital here showed the small
boy had polio.
The boy was sent to the Ashe
ville hospital, where he is receiv
ing treatment for what is describ
ed asa Light case of polio.
Jimmy has been residing wiih
his grandparents, Mr. and Mr;.
Roy Berry of Aliens Creek. His
parents, Sgt. and Mrs. James I".
Berry are stationed in Augsberry,
Soco Gap - Heintooga Road
To Close For Blacktopping;
New Parkway Link To Open
The Soco-Heintooga road, total
ing 11.36 miles along the Blue
Ridge Parkway and In the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park,
will be closed during the height of
the fall color season, but this will
be offset partially by the opening
of a new Parkway link.
The U. S. Bureau of Public
Roads at Gatlinburg has announc
ed that the scenic highway from
Soco Gap to Heintooga Overlook
will be closed for three wdeks,
starting about September 20, to
permit the laying of a permanent
asphalt base on the roadway.
To be opened about the first of
October will be 11.365 miles of
Blue Ridge Parkway from Wagon
Road Gap to Beech Gap^via Devil's
From Beech Gap, an unpaved
state road leads through pictur
esque Sherwood Forest to emerge
several miles above Lake Logan.
Paving of the Parkway link and
seeding of shoulders are now in
Lack Of School Children's
Clothing At Critical Point
The demand for children's
chool clothing from the Waynes
dlle Clothing Closet has been "trc
nendous". acocrding to Mrs. Rog
rr Walker, chairman of the organi
ation. but the Closet has no dotti
ng available for distribution, she
The major need Is for wearing
terns for both girls and boys ?
?ges 6 through 14 ?. including
eans, T-shirts, socks, shoes, and
Warm - weather clothing for i
school children is needed immedi
ately, but heavier garb will be
needed before long, Mrs. .Walker
Persons who wish to contribute
clothing for use by needy children
are urged to call Mrs. Walker at
CL 6-6245. contact any member of
the Waynesvllle Moose Lodge, or
leave the clothing at the Waynes
vllle Fire Department.
A clothing drive is planned soon
by the Clothing Closet, It was dis
closed. t I |i
Industries, Stores, Oiiices
Will Close Here Monday
Although Laoor Day activities in
Haywood County again will center
in Canton this year, Waynesville
area industries, business establish
ments. and oiTiccs will close for the
Waynesville plants will be clos-i
ed Monday, but the Champion
plant at Canton will be in opera
tion except for the office force and
the finishing department.
Waynesville and Hazelwood
stores will close all day Monday
and at noon Wednesday. Banks and
postoffices in both towns, the Hay
wood County Public Library, and
all town, county, state, and federal
offices also will observe the holi
(See Local Holiday?Page 8)
Four traffic accidents have been
investigated in Haywood County
(luring the past two days by the
State Highway Patrol. No injuries
A collision at the intersection of
Highways 19 and 19A-23 near Lake
Junaluska at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday
concerned a 1955 Plymouth driven
by Walter Paul Honerkamp of
Maplewood. Mo., and a 1954 Dodge
one-ton truck driven by Hiram
Ash of Cullowhee.
State Patrolman W. R. Woolen
reported that the Missouri man,
leaving the Soco Road, ran the
stop sign at the intersection and
collided with the truck. He was
charged with failure to yield the
right-of-way and failure to stop for
a stop sign.
Damage to the passenger car was
estimated at $350 and to the truck
Another accident look place on
(See 4 Accidents?Page 8)
Canton Sets 3-Day
Labor Day Program
9 9 m - ?
A varied program of events lias
been scheduled for Canton's annual
Labor Day celebration which is
expected to attract 12,000 persons
to the Paper City.
The highlight of the celebration
and the first event of the day on
Monday will be the parade, which
will form at North Main and
Fourth St., at 8 a.m. and move off
at 10 a.m.
The route of march for the pa
rade. moving in three sections, will
be down North Main and Main,
across the Southern Railway tracks
to the Champion Paper and Fibre
Company main office, back to Main
St. and down to Penland St., and
on to the Canton armory where
the parade will break up.
Glenn Simmons, parade chair
man, said both Canton and out-of
town organizations will have floats
in the parade. In addition there'll
be six high school bands. National
Guard units ? Tank Company of
W'aynesville and 30th Signal Com
pany of Canton?and hundreds of
Champion Old Timers riding in
specially decorated trucks.
Turner Cathey is general chair
man the Labor Day celebration
and Hazel Ramsey is assistant gen
Another major feature of the an
nual program is the horse show to
be sponsored on the Park Ave.
(See Canton Program?Page 8|
Work has started on the two
block sidewalk along Montgomery
Street here. The town forces are
building the 5-foot sidewalk, and
plans are to have the project com
pleted within a week.
The sidewalk will run from
Church to Depot Streets, and is
being built on the side of the
street next to the Bus Station.
rax Collector Offering
Steak Dinner To Person
Who Paid Taxes Aug. 15
Did you pay your 1955 county
taxes of 921.78, less 22 cents dis
count on August 15th? Do you
have receipt No. 4812, signed by ,
B. D. Medford, tax collector?
And do you live in Waynes
If so, iust take the receipt back
to the tax office and Tax Collec
tor Bryan Medford will see that
you get a steak dinner.
There is no catch to it; and
the owner of the receipt will not
have to pay another penny of
The carbon slipped, and the
name of the taxpayer is not on
the receipt or the copies in the
office, therefore the tax folk
don't know whom to credit.
So if you have receipt No. 4812
take it back, set credit for your 1
taxes and as a bonus collect a
. ? ? !
MR. AND MRS. GEORGE E. EVANS with "Spire
of Life," one of their 20 animals o-hich they hare
here as a beginning for their proposed horse and
Pony ranch in Haywood This pony is half Welsh
and half Shetland. The Evans ranch will fealtue
registered Palomino horses and Welsh ponies.
Complete details about their ranch will be found
on pace one, section 4 of this issue
Of Dayton Rubber
J. H. Hildenbiddle, Jr., has bei\n
appointed general manager of The
Daytou Rubber Company plant in
Waynesville. A. L. Freedlander,
president of the company, an
'This newly created position of
general manager is brought about
by .the increased scope of opera
tions at Waynesville, and the'need
for more general local administra
tion which has in the past rested
with the management in Dayton",
Mr. Freedlander said.
I J. G. McKinley will continue in *
| his present capacity of factory
' manager and the staff at Wayne.s
\Ule will operate as heretofore!
Mr. Hildenbiddle is a graduate
? of the University of Iowa with de
grees In business administration
and industrial engineering. His
previous connection a as with the
A. T. Kearney Company, Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. Hildenbiddle and
their two sons. Tad 8, and Lee 6.
will make their home at 115 Wal
nut, St.. Waynesville.
Lions To Have
An organized recreation program
for the young pdbple of the Way
uesville area Ik now being planned
by the Hazelwood Lions Club
The first in a series of recrea
tion sessions wil I be staged'from H
until 11 p.m. Saturday, September
1 :i at the American Legion Hall in
! Hazelwood and will be held period
ically if attendance is satisfactory.
The Lions plan to have a juke
box for dancing and -wil offer other
activities to suit the wishes of the
The programs are open to all
junior high and senior high stu
dents in this area.
Two WTHS Bands
In Two Parades
The two WTHS bands will have
double duty on Labor Day as they
perform in two parades.
At ten they will march in the an
nual Canton 'Labor Day parade,
and then board their buses and go
to Hendersonvllle and march in
the annual Apple Harvest Festival
parade at three.
The senior band will have 104
unlformcd pieces, under the direc
tion of Charles Isley, and the Jun
ior band, ot 87 pieces will be- un
der the direction of ?Robert A
Campbell, assistant director of the
AVTHS Music Department.
(i954 ? 2)
(1934 ? 24)
(This information com
piled from records of
State Highway Patrol.)