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16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 8, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson CountiTi
S LABOR DAY Float for the king and queen did double
lay, as it appeared in Canton in the morning parade and
soorille parade, as shown here, in the afternoon. Miss
Janet Parker of Canton was the queen, and Donald Boone was the
king. The float with the royal court attracted much favorable at
tention in both parades. (See other pictures. Section 2).
:e Of County Farm Sale Changed;
lonents Preparing For Injunction
dale For Second Polio
ine Shots Starts 12th
i will be given next
i than 2.000 Haywood
I children In the UrSt,
htrd grades, starting
George Brown, coun
ter, announced today,
he second and third
be receiving their
irst grade will get,the
i the series of three,
explained that the
unty Health Depart
im 800 to 900 extra
Salk vaccine, which
ted for first graders
t conference of the
tment and the Medi
?flr: - _ j i ? - ? ? ??
nicer aaaea mat tne
will receive the sec
I shot in the Salk se
ir family physicians,
doctors have recelv
vaccine for these
in announcement will
the Health Depart
children In all three
ign permits for their
lelVe shots next week
irn written forms to
r this Friday,
i will be administer
lools by the Health
md physician mem
lywood County Medi
The schedule is:
1 p.m Monday. Sep-1
>r. William Hudson
on. 1 p.m. Monday,
! Dr. J. Frank Pate
a Avenue, 8:30 a.m.
ember 13. Dr. W. O.
L. Reeves, and Dr.
' a m. Tuesday, Sep
k. Robert H. Owen
g and Cataloochee,
?esday, Dr. George
&:30 a.m. Wednesday,
> Dr. Brown and Dr.
?m. Wednesday, Dr.
wm today and Fri
the State Teat Farm.
Max. Mtn. Free.
M 54 ?
77 55 ?
?10 60 ?
77 56 ?
-80 56 ?
7# 57 ?I
-M 52 ? ?1
Another $50 Is
Added To Reward
For Stolen Cattle
Sheriff Fred Campbell uid
today another $50 had been add
ed to the previously announced
$300 reward for Information lead
ing to the arrest and conviction
of persons stealing cattle in
Sheriff Campbell said he was
continuing the investigation, and
yesterday was out-of-town fol
lowing np on some clues as to
the stolen cattle.
One other case was reported
to tile sheriff of some cattle be
ing stolen, but it was by neigh
bors. ..The nearby neighbor and
owner of the cattle has not said
anything about missing any cat
tle, the officers said.
A. T. Medford
Dies At Home
The Rev. Allen Thurman Med
ford, 67, a farmer and retired Bap
tist minister, died at his home on
Route 2, Canton, at 4:30 a.m. today
following a lingering illness.
Mr. Medford was born in Hay
wood County, the son of the late
Thomas and Harriet Robinson Med
ford. He lived for a number of
years in Swain County and re
turned to the Bethel community
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Verna Welch Medford: a son, State
Senator William Medford of Way
nesville; three daughters, Mrs.
Arthur Lollis and Mrs. Edna i
Mease, both of Napa, Calif., and
Mrs. J. L. Singleton of Bethel; and
Also surviving are ttso brothers.
Burgin and Grover Medford of
Bryson City, and three sisters, Mrs.
Lizzie Wiggins of Bryson City, Mrs. .
Hester Wiggins of Dallas. N. C.,
and Mrs. Jack Ruff of Elon Col
Funeral services Vill be held 1
Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Bethel
Baptist Church and interment will <
be in the Bethel Cemetery. 1
The body will be returned to the I
Arrangements are under the di- ,
section of Wells Funeral Home, ,
Cannery To Open
On Tuesdays Only
Beginning next week the Way
nesville community cannery will be
open only on Tuesdays until the
end of September when the can
nery will be closed for the season. 1
The announcement was made by ;
Mrs. Rufus Siler, cannery super- i
Be Made Until
Corn Crop Cut
The proposed sale of the 140
acre County Home Farm hit two
First, the county commissioners
announced that the crop of corn
on the land prevented surveyors
from working, and the sale date
was set for October 1, instead of
Sept. 17th, as originally scheduled.
The farm was to be cut into small
As the commissioners were mak
ing the change in the sale date, a
number of interested taxpayers
from several sections of the coun
ty, employed R. E. Sentelle and W.
Roy Francis to bring action against
the commissioners to restrain them
from selling the cotmty home farm.
The two lawyers said the com
plaints were almost completed, and
would be ready soon to present to
a judge asking for a restraining
order, which would be equivalent
to a temporary injunction to pre
vent the sale of the property.
One of the lawyers said that
they would then press for a per
The commissioners announced
they would retain a 35-acre tract
of the farm. They said they would
not include the land between the
highway (No. 110) and Pigeon
River in the proposed sale.
At a hearing held on Thursday
a week ago, a number of citizens
voiced strong opposition to selling
the property. It was after the
hearing that the commissioners
said they would retain the 35-acre
Faraday Green, chairman of the
board of commissioners, said the
money from the sale of the prop
erty would be applied to the coun
ty, debt, and not spent for any
other purpose. He said he felt
the farm would mean more to the
county under private ownership
whereby the county could realize
some taxes from the property.
As Police Chief
John Caldwell of Clyde has been
named police chief of Clyde by
the mayor and board of aldermen.
He has worked for the Town of
Clyde for the past eight years as
water plant operator, a position
he will continue to hold.
Mr. Caldwell succeeds Lawrence
Carver, who resigned _ as police
chief of Clyde in May.
J. T. Bridges Admitted
To Haywood Hospital
J. T. Bridges, Vance St., Wayne s
villo. was admitted to Haywood
County Hospital Wednesday for
treatment and observation.
His condition today was tin
i hanged and he was resting fairly
Effective September 20, grazing
will not be permitted on the Blue
Uidge Parkway property, except by
permit. Park RangeVBtii Orr an
Mr. Orr said that cattle have
been causing damage to seeded
shoulders and banks on the Park
way link from Wagon Road Gap to
Beech Gap. The cattle eat the
mulch and nibble away the new
grass as fast as it appears.
Violators of this "no grazing"
law will be tried before a U, S.
commissioner ? with possible pen
alties of $500 fine and/or six
months in jail.
Paving and shoulder seeding on
Wagon Road-Beech Gap road is ex
pected to be completed by the
first of October,
Will Honor New
New school teachers in Haywood
County will be honored at a bar
becue supper at 6 p.m. Friday at
Central Elementary School, spon
sored by the Classroom Teacher
Principal speaker at the meet
ing will be Nathan H. Yelton of
the North Carolina State Depart
ment, who will discuss the pos
sibility of state teachers receiving
Social Security benefits sometime
in the future.
A vote on this question will be
taken October 26.
Mrs. Oral L. Yates, of Crabtree
Iron DufT High School, president
of the Classroom Teacher Associ
ation, will be in charge of the
Price of the supper will be
$1.25 per plate.
The Haywood County Hospital
has received full accreditation by
the Joint Commission on Accredi
tation of Hospitals. Chicago.
The high rating means the hos
pital is an outstanding medical
center, and has met the high
standards sel by the national com
The institution was recently |
given a survey and evaluation by
a field representative of the Joint '
Commission. Lee Davis, adminis
trator, told The Mountaineer today.
There are five organizations
which make up the Joint Com
mission on Accreditation of Hos- '
pitals. They are: American Col
lege of Physicians; American Col
lege of Surgeons, American Hos
pital Association. American Medi
cal Association and the Canadian
There are 10 pages of fine print
which sets out the standards which i
an institution must attain before i
being fully accredited.
The requirements cover such '
things as the physical plant, the
governing body of the institution,
administrator, medical records de
partment, food, medical staff,
qualifications, staff meetings, de
partmentalization, nursing depart
ment, personnel, clinics, and many
The Haywood County Hospital
has been conditionally approved
by the American College of Sur
geons since 1931, but this is the
first time the fall accreditation has
Administrator Davis said today,
"A lot of the credit for the high
rating and recognition of the hos
pital must go to the doctors. With
out their help it would have been
impossible to get the full accredi
tation. The whole program took a
lot of hard work and planning."
Administrator Davis is vice presi
dent of the 10th Medical District
Health and Hospital Cotincil, and
an individual member of the
North Carolina and the American
No hospital in Western North 1
Carolina was a fully accredited in
stitution in 1954 except the four '
in Asheville. '
The Haywood County Hospital '
has 127 beds and an average dally '
patient load of 80 patients. The
| new >750,000 wing of the institu
tion was put into use on Thanks
giving Day of 1952. The hospital
has 38 registered nurses, and there
are 24 doctors on the staff.
I Since moving into the new wing
(See Hospital?Page 8)
Although Labor Day traffic
deaths set a new record in the
country as a whole, Haywood
County escaped without a ser
ious traffic accident and had
only one minor rear-end collis
ion on county highways during |
the three-day holiday.
State Patrolman V. E. Bryson 1
told The Mountaineer Wednes
day night that no accidents have
been reported to the patrol since
Although the county's toll of
traffic fatalities thus far this
year Is down one from last year
at the same time, the number
of injured is up from 24 to 69.
Haywood County Hospital Receives
Fully Accredited National Ratinu
County Agent To Testify
[n Washington Hearing
On Burley Tobacco Quotas
County Agent virgu inono
way left the Asheville-Henderson
ville airport Wednesday by plane
for Washington, where he will tes
tify at a special hearing on burley
tobacco quotas as a representative
'Of the North Carolina Grange's
burley tobacco committee.
At the hearing, government offi
cials, representatives of various
farm organizations, and burley to
bacco producers will discuss re
quests for changes in the present
burley production and quota pro
Kentucky has asked that burley
allotments be put on a poundage
basis Instead of the present acre
age system and has joined Tenn
essee in urging that current mini
mum allotment provisions be elim- ]
inated. (At preset growers with
.5 oC an acre or less cannot have
their allotments reduced.)
Mr. Holloway said that a change
to poundage quotas would seriously
hurt Western North Carolina grow
ers. whose average acreage yields
have been over 2,000 pounds per
acre in comparison to Kcnluck's
The poundage system was tried
on burley tobacco production in
1938, but was discontinued as un
workable, Mr. Holloway said.
Oral L. Yates ot, Iron Duff, field t
representative tor the Farm Bu- '
reau, also planned to attend the i
hearing along-with several other i
North Carolina burley producers, i
WILL FRAZIER, well known
blacksmith, who has closed his
shop after serving the area for
42 years. Ill health has forced
Mr. Frazier to retire. I
Painter Killed ?
As He Falls From 1
Clarence Short, 24, of Hammond, 1
Ky., plunged to death from the /
top of a 195-foot tank at the Caro- '
lina Power and Light Co. plant ?
near Waterville Tuesday at 5:30 p. *
m. Death was caused by a broken
neck and internal injuries, accord
ing to Dr. J. Frank Pate, Haywood
Short, a bridegroom of two
months, had been working with
a crew employed by ? Kentucky
construction company which bad
just finished painting the surge
tank when he decided to gw- up
again to secure a platform at the
top of the tank. He lost his bal
ance and plunged onto the rocky
ground at the base.
Sheriff Fred Campbell, who as
sisted with the investigation, said
the body was badly broken as it
hit the rocky ground at the base
of the tank.
In Flood Fund
Although a final report has not J
been made, the Waynesville area
Red Cross probably will reach its C
goal of $350 to aid flood sufferers *
in six Northeastern States. f
The CDP of Allen's Creek raised
$101 for the special drive with a
Brunswick stew supper at the Al- ^
len's Creek School last week, ac- y
cording to C. L. Allen, CDP chair- j,
Another $150 was donated by in- (]
dividuals to Miss Edna Summer
row. Red Cross chapter treasurer, j
at the First National Bank. Still f
more is expected to come from r
special offerings taken by area j
Haywood HDC ;
To Meet Tuesday
The County Council of Home s
Demonstration Clubs will meet at
9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the court- J
At this meeting delegates to the ?
United Nations tour the first week
in October will be named and final J
plans will be made for the annual
Achievement Day program to be
held in November in conjunction v
with the Tobacpo Festival. f
Mrs. L. J. Cannon of Canton, c
council president, will be In ;
charge of the meeting.
1 " u
Pigeon Valley Fair o
Board Meets Monday t
A planning meeting (or the sev- a
enth annual Pigeon Valley Fair t
w|li be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday
at Bethel High School. a
All fair superintendents and
committge members have been /
asked to attend by M. N. Nix,
general chairman. 5
The fair will be held this year,
September 28-Octobcr 2. I
LIONS TO HEAR JUSTICE
Jack Justice, general secretary 1
at the Champion YMCA in Canton,
will be the principal speaker at a 1
meeting of the Clyde Lions Club
at the Central Methodist Church b
in Clyde Friday night. C
THIS BLACKSMITH SHOP of Will Frailer was torn down Tuex
day.a short time atfrr this picture was made. Mr. Fraxirr worked
In this shop for 43 years, and has now retired. (Mountaineer Photoi.
m i HI i ?
ilia Blacksmith Shop lorn
Down As Frazier Retires
| THE OLD FRAZIER SHOP.
Di School Bus
-aw On Highways
With rural schools in full
swing Assistant Motor Vehicles
Commissioner Joe Garrett re
minded North Carolina's more
than a' million-and-a-half driver*
that law requires traffic in both
directions to halt when approach
In* a stopped school h?-,.
-.ntmi HUi thhieiV staw
show an aver see of about St
motorists arrested each school
month for that off ens#. It is pun
ishable by a maximum fine of $50
the commissioner said.
"Children are taught to look
to their school bus for protec
tion," he added. "Drivers must
be extremely cautious in meet
in* or overtakin* a bus. Be pre
pared for a full stop when its
blinkln* red li?ht and signal arm
are displayed. Not to do so In
vites a tragedy the years won't
erase from memory." ,
3ase In Raleigh
Three Waynesville attorneys
lave returned here from fUucigh
/here they appeared before the
iorth Carolina Supreme Court for
.rguments in the old Central Ele
nentary School property case.
Attorneys Eugene Alley and W.
toy Francis for the county and J.
t. Morgan for the Town of Way
lesville presented their arguments
n connection with the town's ap
ical from a decision rendered by
udge Dan K. Moore of Sylva.
inding that the property belongs
o the county.
The town has contended that a
egislative act of the North Caro
ina General Assembly gave the
chool property to the town.
September 24 By
?arm Tour Group
A picnic for county residents
?'ho went on the recent out-of-state
arm tour will be held at 6:30 p.m.
laturday, September 24 at Camp
ichaub. It has been announced.
The picnic was originally sche<^
iled for this Saturday, but was
?ostponed to avoid conflict with
An informal program is planned,
r> include showing of color slides
nd other pictures made' on the
our. recreation, and contests.
The picnic will be a family
Vnnual Hereford Show
Jet For Next Week
The annual Western North Caro
ina Hereford Association show and
ale will be held at the Hender
onville fairgrounds September
The show will be held next
hursday, the sale on Friday'
Information on the event can
e obtained from Roy Hayncs of
,'lyde,' association president
NEARLY 75 YEARS OI D.
ON HAYWOOD STREET
TO BE RAZED
Br W. C. MEDFORD
Under the rapid strokes of the
shop-hammer, U>e sparks flewl
r, ill-bill-bur . . . ting-a-ling?biff!
The "ting-a-ling" sound was when
the hammer "played" on the anvil
as "Hed" Fraaier worked in the
shop on last Thursday.
Now there is only silence in the
old shop, silence that brings up
memories of days long gone by.
f firo i' tmii 'tmiicu 'wr'iBit jnot%
pared the last hoof and drove the
last nail. Then he said?certainly
in hit mind and heart, if not in
lwmal.1 ?. -
"Good bye. boys?bye. old shop
?I'm done!" "Red," the quiet,
alert and competent son of Will
Krazicr, has been substituting since
last March for his father at the old
place on Haywood Street.
Will, who h^s run the shop for
the past thirty-seven years, was
lightly stricken last March and has
since been unable to work
Story Of The Old Sbop
The story of this old shop goes
back to about 1882 or '83, when
it first stood just a little lower
down, about the present southeast
corner of Haywood and Depot,
The old brick tobacco warehouse
. present Haywood Farmers Co-op>
was built about the same time, and
these two were the only business
places right in that vicinity.
The shop was first operated by
Riley Morgan, so far as recollec
tions go. He was followed by a
man by the name of Duncan. Then
came Pink Edwards and Wiley Ray,
with Bill Swayngim helping. Dur
ing these last operation, from
about 1914 to '18, young Bill Kraz
icr was helping with the horse
shoeing work. About the first of
1918 Will was called into the ser
vice of his country. In 1919, short
ly after returning from World War
I, he took over the shop himself.
By that time Jim Stringfield had
come into possession of the prop
erty and was running the livery
barn 'present Co-op place'. Kraz
icr got permission to move the shop
just a little farther up?to the
present location. This he did by
tearing down the structure and re
building it into a somewhat small
They Could "llufT and Puff''
Sometime before L. H. Brain
lctt's death. (Bramlett having suc
(See Frailer?Page 8)
Killed .... 1
(1954 ? 2)
(1?M ? 24)
(This information com
piled from records *f
S Stale Hitbway KHrol.i