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N0T76 lFPAGES Associated Press " WAYNESVILLE, N. C.. MONDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 12, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countkl
f Clyde Young
pie Hurt When
Ivdf young people remain
1( Memorial Mission Hos
Asheville today, following
: about two miles from
jl Thursday night,
occupants of the 1955
underwent surgery this
ttending surgeon told The
oecr at noon today that
iet Francis, 19, had a frac
ght elbow and head inju
e termed her condition as
Ihe is the daughter of Mr.
L Paul Francis, ywners of
jaretta Medford. also 19.
multiple fractures and
equired to stay in the hos
a time, the doctor said,
the daughter of Mr. and
leida Cashion, 17, received
uries. multiple bruises and
ic attending physician said
:ted her to be discharged
he is the daughter of Mr.
Shook, Navy veteran, 23,
tra home soon, according
hysician. Shook received
iries, multiple bruises and
s cuts. He is the son of
Mrs. Herschel Shook,
eng. 19, is expected to be
id soon, as his condition
led very good. He suffer
injuries. many bruises and
e is the son of Mr. and
Stamey, will likely leave
ital earlier than any oth
rding to the doctors. He
i and bruises and head
He Is the son of Mrs.
Ihan V. S. Bagwell, Investi
Hte wreck, said the car
hway 23 about two miles
Mars Hill and rolled over
three times through a to
ld. The young people had
the Mars Hill-Clyde foot
*? The accident was said
atrolman to have happen
id Mrs. Jones
d Mrs. Manuel H. Jones
d their thirty-sixth wed
niversary at the Jones
d Friday evening,
tog the celebration were
Survey Of County
Home Farm Got
Under Way Today
Surveyors began cutting the
County Home Farm into small
tracts this morning, it was learn
ed about noon.
The survey is expected to take
several days, plus the time for
making maps and plats of the
100-acre farm. About 35 to 40
acres of the 140-acre farm will
be sold, the commissioners have
announced. All the property be
tween Highway No. 110 and
Pigeon River will not be offered
The commissioners changed
the sale date from the 17th to
Saturday, October 1.
Stage Hearing At
Congresman George A. Shuford
announces that there will be an
open hearing on matters connected
with the Cherokee Indian Reser
vation on Saturday, September
17. The hearing will be held at thf
Cherokee School Auditorium at
Cherokee, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
and from 2 to 4 p.m.. the Honor
able James A. Haley of Florida.
Chairman of the Indian Affairs
Subcommittee of the House In
terior and Insular Affairs Com
All interested persons, Cherokee
Indians,'county and state officials,
and other civic representatives
concerned with Cherokee Indian
Affairs are invited to attend.
Those who wish to bt heard as
witnesses should notify immedi
ately either Congressman Haley,
the Subcommittee Chairman, or
Congressman Shuford, addressing
their request to them in care of
the Indian Agency Office, Chero
kee, North Carolina.
Witnesses desiring to submit a
written statement for Committee
study should do so at the time of
the hearing. The Committee plans
to spend additional time inspecting
the reservation following the hear
ings on Saturday.
p roultry Show - Sale
|1 Be Held Saturday
fcnual 4-H Club poultry
? sale will be held on the
?he courthouse at 11 a.m.
ft according to Cecil
?ssistant farm agent, in
? 4-H work.
ftthode Island Red pullets
Barren strain and 36 white
ft will be exhibited and
?eighty county 4-H Club
ftfcl from the Mountain
ftnt Satation will act as
ftd Charlie Woodard will
? auctioneer. Prize money
ftontributed by the Farm
ftation of Waynesville.
ftg poultry will be Gail
ft of Fines Creek, Judy
ft" of Saunook, Terry
ft Canton, Fred Kuyken
fta'd Sales, Tommy Burn
ft>v Ray West, and Powell
? all of Bethel.
ftdred of the pullets were
? from the Farmers Fed
ftre last March 17 and an
? 200 the first of April,
?hite Leghorn flocks are
ftn full production, Mr.
HW. Ninety-one pullets in
? laid 65 eggs, while 90
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? COOLER i
W?udy and not u warm 1
**4ay, mostly (air and a I
?WiyntsvlUe temperature I
V by the SUte Test
Ma*. Min. Tr.
? 84 51
? 83 54
m 16 52
? 80 59
Local Lions Give $100
For Supplies Needed
In Giving Polio Vaccine
About $100 has been donated
by the Lions Club here for
supplies needed in giving the sec
ond polio vaccine. The supplies
will be used by the Health De
partment and Haywood physicians
in giving the shots to second and
third grade students as the second
vaccination is given.
MASTER OF ARTS DEGREES were awarded to
these seven Haywood County teachers at the com
pletion of summer session work recently. They
are (left to right) Garrett Smathers of Bethel;
Mrs. Doris Moore, WTHS; Sam Queen, Jr., WTHS:
_ " - ' - I
Mrs. Maye Boyd. Wavnesville Central Elementary:
Mrs. Eric S. Beraza. WTHS; Mrs. Carl RatclifTe,
county supervisor, and Mrs. Lawrence Leather
The Ten Year Club of Dayton
Rubber Company held its second
annual party Saturday at Camp
Hope and also celebrated the
Golden Jubilee Year, marking 50
years of progress of Dayton Rub
The party began in the after
noon with various games and con
tests and continued through the
evening. New members of the
Ten Year Club were initiated and
Costumes of the early 1900's
were much in evidence and those
who didn't come dressed for the
occasion were presented hats of
the proper style. The men wore
derbies and black mustaches and
the ladies wore bonnets in various
K. M. Rothermel, president of
the Ten Year Club, served as
master of ceremonies.
John Moore and Arnold Robin
son of the Jersonnel Department,
who assisted with the party, pre
sented prizes to the winners of
the afternoon contests.
Mrs. Florence Drinnon and Jim
Hendrix were awarded prizes for
the best costumes of the 1903
"During a brief business hour the
club elected new officers. Guy
Grogan succeeds Rothermel as
(See Dayton Rubber?Page 6)
Cannery To Open
On Tuesdays Only
Beginning this 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.
The announcement was made by
Mrs. Rufus Siler, cannery super
C. of C. Directors To
Meet Tuesday Night
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will hold
their monthly meeting Tuesday
President Richard Bradley said
that a number of matters, includ
ing a review of the year's pro
gram for the season, would be dis
Haywood Folk Earn More
Than In Many Other Places
(Special to The Mountaineer)
NEW YORK?Prosperity is on
the inarch in Haywood County,
with families earning more and
spending more than those in most
sections of the United States.
The facts are revealed in Sales
Management Magazine's new copy
righted survey of buying power,
covering the entire country.
They show that business activi
ty in Haywood County reached new
heights in the past year, with retail
stores chalking up a Sales volume
of 24,033.00, an increase over
the $23,228,000 record of the pre
The large-scale buying, which
meant more luxurious living, is
tied to a prosperous, growing popu
lation. Better earnings made it
possible. The data shows that the
9,000 familes in aHywood County
had a net income last year, after
deduction of personal taxes, of
The local earnings total, divided
by the number of families in the
county, represents a net income
of $4,004 per family.
The general rising income situa
tion, the experts agree, is a sound
one, based on a stabilized dollar
and an economy built on growing
private enterprise and decreasing
In Haywood County, despite the
good business, much of the avail
able spending money is still being
held from the ^market and repre
sents an untapped potential. This
is indicated by the fact that only
61 cents of each dollar of income
went into retail purchases last
year. Elsewhere in the United
States, 68 cents of the dollar found
its way into the stores.
A guide to each community's
business potential is given through
a figure called "buying power
quota," which is based on number
of people, money available, sales
and retail factors. It ihows that
Haywood County Is capable of pro
ducing .0169 percent of the nation's
business, rather than the |0141 per
cent for which it was responsible
last year. The rest represents un
Three Cars Demolished As
They Leave Gravel Roads
In Cove Creek Community
Seventeen Haywood men were
sent to the induction center in
Knoxville today for formal induc
tion into the armed forces. They
Robert Crage Spurting. Jr., BO
Pisgah Drive, Canton.
r Charlee Edwin Meeker, WWy nes
Edwin Neal Grasty, Dell wood
Ernest Phillips, Cove Creek.
Jack Lee Bishop, Crabtree.
Weaver Elman Donaldson, Pis
gah Drive, Canton.
Lawrence Junior Thomason,
Glenn Browning, Lake Logan.
Charles Jackson Carver, Cove
Paul Edward Smith, Rt. 3,
Darold Crawford, Hazeluood.
George Marion, Edwards, Hazel
Marvin Eugene Jones, Crabtree.
Kenneth Grover Parks, Iron
Grover Charles Swayngim. Jr.,
Rt. 2, Clyde,
Johnny Mack Lee, Hyatt Creek.
Ronald Benjamin Gardner,
The board also sent nine regi
strants for pre-induction physical
'?Jimmy Mann Night" was ob
served by the Waynesville Lions
Club Thursday at its meeting at
For his continued assistance to
the Lions Club in the organiza
tion's fund drives. Mr. Mann, of the
Waynesville Art Gallery, was pre
sented a certificate of achievement,
certificate of honorary membership
in Lions International and a Lions
During the program it was
pointed out that Mr. Mann has
been in the auction business in
Waynesville longer than the Lions
Club has been in existence.
C. T. McCuiston, Lions program
chairman, introdqeed Dr. Boyd
Owen, who in turn introduced Mr.
Three cars, traveling on gravel
roads in the Cove Creek area, left
the highways over the weekend,
and all three vehicles were demol
ished, according to investigations
fcy Patrolman Harold Dayton.
There were no injuries in the
James Robert Rathbone, 18. of
Fines Creek, had his 1939 Chevro
let demolished, as it left the Cove
Creek road Saturday night, at
10:30. about 100 feet from the end
of the pavement, and went down
the river embankment. Stout
bushes at the water's edge saved
,tte vehicle from going into thg
*ater, the . officer satd. Thenar
turned over, and Rathbone escap
ed injuries. Tile driver said loose
gravel caused him to lose control
of the vehicle.
Friday night, about 9:30. a 1949
Ford convertible, driven by Kddie
Ray Caldwell, route two, left the
Hemphill road, when the brakes
and steering gear failed.
Caldwell jumped clear of the
vehicle, and was not hurt. The car
was demolished as-it landed some
100 feel down the bank. Caldwell
was alone at the time of the acci
dent. Patrolman Dayton said.
About noon Saturday a 1946
Bulck left the Cove Creek Moun
tain road and rolled over five or
six times into a tobacco patch
where a group of people were at
work. Fortunately no one was in
jured, cither in the car, nor the
Patrolman Dayton said the car
(See Three Cars?Page 6)
Man For Stealing
Car In Missouri
Acting on a "feeling or hunch,"
Cpl. Pritchard Smith stopped a
1952 Dodge with a .Missouri tag at
Maggie Friday for investigation.
He found the car was stolen and
the operator did not have an opera
Cpl. Smith and Patrolman W. R.
Woolen were operating a speed
watch at Maggie when the car went
by. The driver had an air of sus
picion, and that is when Cpl Smith
decided to make sure through in
The 24-year-old Missouri man,
Charles Brinson Kinnedy, admit
ted stealing the car in Campbell.
Mo. He is now in jail here await
ing the Missouri officials to take
him back for trial.
There was speculation at the
courthouse this morning that fed
eral authorities might take over the
case since Kinnedy crossed state
' lines with the stolen vehicle.
Five Cars Football Fans
Arrested For Speeding
At least five football fans will
remember to drive within the
speed limits when returning from
a football game after the exper
iences of lost Friday night
Patrolmen were on the Job with
their .speedwatch and hailed five
Waynesville cars as they were re
turning from the Sylva game.
"Too often fans forget the rules
of safety when returning home
from a game, and drive too fast.
We have an example of what hap
pened to a car from Clyde Thurs
day night as it wrecked near Mart
Hill." CpL Pritchard Smith said.
"We are out to stop reckless driv
ing after the games, and the fans
might as well know we are out to
"Two years ago when Waynes
ville played in Sylva there were
four wrecks between Waynesville
cars as the fans rolurned home.
It Is foolish to become so excited
after the game as to drive with
disregard to safety," the patrolman
Officers will be on the job to
check all highways used by foot
ball tana this season, the patrolman
Three More Steers Killed
From Poison In Pastures
DAR Plans Celebration
Of Constitution Week
Cruso Man Held
Case Near Canton
The diligent search by Patrol
man V. E. Bryson resulted in a
Cruso man being apprehended and
charged with hit-and-run and reck
Patrolman Bryson gave this ac
count of events leading to the
arrest of Brownlow Heatherly, of
route two. Canton.
Saturday night, about 8:45, Gor
don Reno, route one. Canton, was
traveling towards Canton on High
way 19-23 just east of Canton in
a 1952 Dodge. As he attempted to
pass another vehicle, a third car,
alleged to have been driven by
Heatherly, went into the third lane
and passed Reno.
The 1946 Ford driven by Heath
erly, cut back into the Reno car,
doing about $140 damages to both
cars, officers reported. The Heath
erly car failed to stop.
Sunday Patrolman Bryson was
patroling the Cruso area and saw
the car and driver. He stopped and
pursued the investigation. Heath
erly admitted he did wrong and
agreed to pay for the damages to
the Reno vehicle.
At Starnes Cove
Rev C. D. Sawyer, former pas
W of the Aliens Creek Baptls
church, began his new pastorafc
at the Starnes Cove Baptist Churcl
near West Asheville Sunday.
Rev. Sawyer, a native of Bun
combe County, served as pastor ai
Aliens Creek for three years ?
during which time the congrega
tion erected a new sanctuary
Prior to coming here, he was pas
tor of the North Canton Baptisi
Church for six and a half years.
At Starnes Cove. Rev. and Mrs
Sawyer wil be moving into a newlj
For United Fund
Mrs. Raymond Caldwell has se
up an office for the United Fun<
in the office formerly occupied b;
the Health Department in th<
Mrs. Caldwell is doing the office
work for the organization whicl
began functioning several week
ago, when civic leaders and repre
sentatives of local organization;
voted unanimously to have a Unit
cd Fund program here this fall.
Dr. J. E. Fender is president o
the organiaztion, and Dave Felmc
is campaign chairman.
Ben Patton New
J. Ben Patton, of Canton, wa
sworn in this morning as a mem
ber of the Selective Service Board
succeeding J. Harley Bryson, whi
recently resigned. Mr. Bryson i.
from Iron Duff.
Other members of the boari
are: "Way Mease, chairman an<
Col. J. H. Howell.
The Daughters of the American
Revolution are making elaborate
plans to celebrate Sept. 17-23 as
"Constitution Week" because their
president general figures that
Americans are being called upon
125 times this year to observe a
week for this or that.
According to Miss Gertrude Car
raway's list, these weeks range
from "Odorless Decoration Week"
last January to "Prosperity Week"
this week, and they include weeks
dedicated to potato chips, maca
roni, cleaner air, pickles and
Also there arc weeks designated
for horses, cats, dogs, birds, bees,
wi'dlife and babies.
"And so." said Miss Carraway
at a news conference today, "I
couldn't see why the U. S. Consti
tution couldn't have a week's ob
servance too. instead of just the
usual Constitution Day, Sept. 17,
memoralizing the day it was adopt
Accordingly tfce DAR annual
convention last spring endorsed
the idea by resolution, urging that
Congress and President Eisenhow
? er proclaim Sept. 17-23 as "Con
1 stltution Week". This Congress and
1 the President did this summer.
The 180.000 Daughters in their
2,780 local chapters are urging
governors and mayors to follow
suit and Miss Carraway said they
are getting excellent response. The
mayor of Gulf port. Miss., was 'he
first city head to put out a procla
mation. Miss Carraway said.
In preparation for the week the
t DAR national headquarters rc
e ceived requests for 217,000 pieces
i of literature?copits of the Consti
tution, pamphlets giving Its history
* ?as well as 15,000 auto stickers, a
1 like number of window stickers
and 25,000 small stickers for the
backs of letters.
These latter read "Protect Amer
t ica's Future?Observe Constitutujpa.
The DAR throughout the coun
r try are planning special programs
and suggesting observances in the
schools. Miss Carraway has a heavy
speaking schedule in the District
of Columbia area.
Pushing Clues In
Three steers were killed over
the weekend from arsenic poison
ing, Sheriff Fred Campbell said
this morning. The three animals
were valued at $375 and were own
ed by Varno Sorrelis, of Beaver
This makes six cattle that have
died within recent weeks from
arsenic poisoning, Sheriff Camp
bell reported. Three others owned
by John Campbell, of Campbell s
Creek died about two weeks ago.
Sheriff Campbell said his office
has suspects in the Sorrelis case,
and the investigation ia continu
ing. The officer said he did not
feel the Campbell and Sorrelis
cases were connected in any way.
The two pastures are in opposite
ends of the county. The officers
found the arsenic in the Sorrelis
pasture, as well as some wild cher
ry bushes which had been bent
over, apparently for the purpose of
wilting the leaves. The wilted
leaves of a wild cherry bush is
i fatal to cattle when eaten, he ex
plained. The bushes were not bent
enough to cause the leaves to wilt,
Sheriff Campbell aaid.
The $350 In reward money for
information leading to the arrest
and conviction of persons respon
sible for poisoning cattle or steal
ing cattle still stands, Sheriff
Campbell said. No more cattle
have been reported stolen since
the first four cases in which 7
head were taken from pastures.
"We are working on several
angles, and will continue to keep
the cases active until we learn
something," Sheriff Campbell said.
' Wg have, SOrop suspects in the
cases and are worklug to bring a
bout some arrests."
Lions Will Give Away
1955 Buick Tuesday
Waynesville Lions announced
today that the new Buick they
are giving away will be awarded
Tuesday, at noon, at the Waynes
ville Art Gallery.
The project was started by the
Club some weeks ago as a means
of raising money for their several
Many Students To Receive
1 Polio Vaccine This Week
i Many school students of Hay
wood schools will get iheir second
- polio shot as the Health Depart
i ment, and volunteer Haywood
s physicians, give the shots at the
- various schools.
s I)r. Wallace Brown, health of
? fleer, announced the following
schedule was being followed:
Pennsylvania Avenue, 8:30 a.m.
t Tuesday, September 13, Dr. W. O.
Kearse. Dr. J. L. Reeves, and Dr.
Patton, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Sep
tember 13, Dr. Robert H. Owen
and Dr. V. Howard Duckett.
Mt. Sterling and Cataloochec,
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dr. George
Hazelwood, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday,
o September 14, Dr. Brown and Dr.
s Stuart Roberson.
Bethel. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dr.
j Hugh Matthewrs.
Crabtree-lron Duff, 11 a.m. Wed
nesday, Dr. Jack Davis.
Fines Creek, 1 p.m. Wednesday,
Morning Star. 1 p.m. Wednes
day, Dr. J. H. Westmoreland.
Reynolds. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dr.
Fast Waynesville, 8:90 a.m.
Thursday, Dr. A. Heyward Smith.
Cruso, 9 a.m. Thursday, Dr.
St. John's, 9 a.m. Thursday, Dr.
R. H. Stretcher.
Saunook, 1 p.m. Thursday, Dr.
Allen's Creek, 1:30 p.pi. Thurs
day. Dr. Tftomas Stringfleld.
Central Elementary. 8:30 a.m.
Friday, Dr. J. E. Fender and Dr.
Pigeon Street, 8:30 a.m. Friday,
Clyde, 1 p.m. Friday. Dr. James
Stringfleld and Dr. Doris Hammelt,
Rock Hill, 1 p.m. Friday, Dr.
Maggie, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dr.
Lake Junaluska. 2 p.m. Friday,
Dr. Doris HammetL
(1954 ? 2)
(1954 ? 33)
Loss. . $54,226
(This informs Dsn com
piled from records oI
State Hlfhwsy Patrol.)
New Practice Is Added
To 1956 ASC Program
One new practice has been add
ed to the 1956 ASC program In
Haywood County, according to A.
W. Ferguson, ASC county man
The new practice, No. 4, deals
with contour strip cropping.
Other practices included in the
1956 program are:
1. Initial establishment of per
manent vegetative cover.
2. Additional vegetative cover in
3. Liming material on farm land
to permit the use of legumes and
5. Forest tree planting.
6. Improvement of permanent
pasture or hay by use of lime and
7. Open ditch drainage.
8. Tile drainage.
9. Winter cover crops.
A total of 1,460 Haywood Coun
ty farmers have participated in the
county ASC program thus far, but
the final figure is expected to
reach 1.600 by the time the 1955
program ends, Mr. Ferguson said.
An increase of 200 or more is
expected by the ASC iu the num
ticr participating in the 1956 pro
gram. Mr. Ferguson added.
Most widespread of the nine
practices is No. 6, concerning the
Improvement of permanent pas
ture or hay by the use of lime and
fertilizer. Approximately one third
?f all ASC funds are expended to
rinance this practice, according to